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Prakasam Division

  • Stamp duty scam rocks Prakasam September 20, 2021 4:40 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: The fake registration stamp duty challans scam that took place in Stamps and Registration department offices in several districts of the State also had its impact in Prakasam district.So far, the authorities have found that …
  • Legal tangles 'shelve' HMDA's Techno City project August 3, 2021 5:03 am Hyderabad: After a delay of seven long years, the Hyderabad Municipal Development Authority (HMDA) seems to have almost shelved the mega infrastructure project termed as Techno City at Tellapur. Authorities said another mega project Discovery City at …
  • Andhra's Prakasam Police Superintendent warns of departmental action for negligence in investigation July 25, 2021 3:08 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Prakasam SP Mallika Garg has visited Ulavapadu, Gudlur and VV Palam police stations under Kandukur Sub-Division. During her visit, she was accorded guard of honour at all police stations.  Addressing the police officers on …
  • Congress leaders taken into custody at Dharna Chowk July 13, 2021 6:03 am Several Congress leaders were taken into custody by the police here on Monday for staging a protest against continuous increase in the petrol and diesel prices. Working presidents of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Dr. J. Geetha Reddy and M. …
  • Thanks to oil palm and mango, drylands of Telangana's Khammam selling like hot cakes July 11, 2021 5:25 am Express News Service KHAMMAM:  The demand for drylands is shooting up in erstwhile Khammam district, all thanks to the extensive cultivation of oil palm and mango in this region. Drylands are perfect for the cultivation of these crops. As the prices of …
  • 20 agencies in race for 1st phase of regional ring road in Telangana June 6, 2021 10:54 pm In the first phase, the northern half of the project which extends up to 180 km would be developed at a cost of Rs 9,500 croreHYDERABAD: Aarvee Associates, Global Infra Solutions, Infrastructure Development Corporation (Karnataka), MSV International and …
  • Marital discord ends in farmer’s murder May 5, 2021 11:12 pm Hyderabad: A 38-year-old farmer was bludgeoned to death allegedly by his brother for using foul language against family members during a discussion about marital discord at the victim’s house in Kandukur of Rangareddy district on Tuesday night. The …
  • 28-yr-old man commits suicide May 3, 2021 12:42 am Hyderabad: A 28-year-old mechanic from Kandukur committed suicide after he was accused of peeping into neighbour’s bathroom. The deceased, B Vijay Kumar from Kothaguda village in Kandukur mandal of Rangareddy district, was roughed up by neighbours, who …
  • Tax collections post growth due to 5% discount scheme in Prakasam district April 29, 2021 3:08 am Express News Service ONGOLE: All the eight Urban Local Bodies (UL Bs) in the Prakasam district are getting an overwhelming response thanks to five per cent discount on advance tax payment scheme. Response to the Municipal Administration and Urban …
  • Alcoholic man hacks wife to death in Hyderabad April 26, 2021 4:18 am By Express News Service HYDERABAD: A 33-year-old woman was allegedly murdered by her alcoholic husband, who was in a heavily inebriated condition when he reportedly committed the crime, at Kandukur of Rachakonda commissionerate on Saturday night. Ergamoni …
  • 33-year-old hacked to death by husband in Kandukur April 25, 2021 10:58 pm Hyderabad: A 33-year-old woman was hacked to death by her husband, who was allegedly drunk in Kandukur on Saturday night. Police said that Saramma got married to Mahender, a labourer, nearly 15 years ago and they have two children. Mahender, allegedly an …
  • Curbs on trade in 19 Prakasam mandals due to COVID surge April 22, 2021 4:37 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: In view of the spread of Covid-19, the district administration will be imposing restrictions in 19 out of 56 mandals in Prakasam. Businesses in the said mandals will be allowed to operate for only four hours in the morning, …
  • Rachakonda police crack down on opium supply racket near Hyderabad March 20, 2021 1:25 pm By Express News Service HYDERABAD: Rachakonda police busted a two-member opium supply racket, which was being operated out of Kandukur on the city outskirts, and seized 390 kg of opium straw worth Rs 20 lakh on Friday. The culprits were cultivating opium …
  • Telangana: Contraband worth Rs 20 lakh seized in Kandukur; one arrested March 20, 2021 9:05 am
  • Contraband worth Rs 20L seized in Kandukur March 19, 2021 6:20 pm
  • Vijayawada ULB sees decline in tax collection March 13, 2021 12:06 pm By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Even as most of the urban local bodies (ULBs) in the State, which are in the list of top 10 contributors to tax collection, have fared better this year, the top two contributors Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada ULBs have …
  • Better grade out-turn brightens tobacco growers’ prospects February 23, 2021 2:27 pm Last year, growers had to face many odds to grow tobacco, which was only aggravated by rains in several spells, including the cyclonic storm ‘Nivar’, that damaged the standing crops in Prakasam and Nellore, requiring replantation. However, now at the time …
  • AP Phase 2 gram panchayat polls to be held today February 13, 2021 1:47 pm VIJAYAWADA: The second phase of gram panchayat elections in Andhra Pradesh will be held on Saturday to elect 2,786 sarpanches and 20,817 ward members. There are 7,507 sarpanch candidates and 44,876 ward members in fray, as 539 sarpanches and 12,604 ward …
  • Compressed biogas project based on poultry litter set up January 8, 2021 9:13 am A 2.4 tonnes per day capacity compressed biogas project based on poultry litter has been set up in Udityal village near Balanagar here. Claimed to be the first such in Telangana, the project of Solika Energy will supply compressed biogas, in cylinders, to …
  • 'Pharma City near Hyderabad will ruin our lives', say residents of nearby villages December 19, 2020 4:36 am By Express News Service HYDERABAD: Following speculation that the foundation stone for the Pharma City is going to be laid soon and Prime Minister Narendra Modi might be invited for the inauguration, several villagers and environmental activists called a …
  • Farmers decry forcible takeover of their land for Pharma City December 18, 2020 7:19 pm HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao inviting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the ground-breaking ceremony of Pharma City has drawn flak from farmers belonging to almost 18 villages in Ranga Reddy district.  What has infuriated them is the CM’s …
  • PD orders issued against stalker December 12, 2020 12:21 am Hyderabad: Rachakonda police commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat issued preventive detention orders against Mohammed Aslam, 24, for repeatedly indulging in the offence of stalking women. Aslam is an engineering course drop out. In 2020, he committed three offences …
  • Nivar weakens; widespread rain likely in next two days over A.P. November 27, 2020 8:47 am The very severe cyclonic storm Nivar moved west and crossed Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts near Puducherry in the early hours of Thursday as a very severe cyclonic storm, with estimated wind speeds of 120-130 km/hr, gusting to 145 km/hr. It …
  • Private Covid-19 hospitals denotified November 26, 2020 7:38 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: With coronavirus cases declining steadily, the Prakasam district administration has de-notified all private hospitals as Covid-19 hospitals, according to orders issued by district collector recently. As such, all infected …
  • Six officers to monitor Prakasam health centres November 24, 2020 12:47 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Prakasam administration has increased the number of divisional level medical and health department supervising officers to six from the existing three. This is the first ever divisional level monitoring reform introduced in …
  • Motorists suffer as Prakasam RTOs not issuing licences, RCs November 23, 2020 5:54 am Express News Service ONGOLE: S Srinivas, a second-year B Tech student, got a new two-wheeler from his uncle on his birthday in May. He registered the vehicle and got a learner’s licence from the transport department. Later, he applied for and passed the …
  • More rains predicted, likely to play spoilsport during Diwali celebrations in Andhra November 13, 2020 4:53 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA/NELLORE: Rains are set to further dampen the festive spirit ahead of Diwali, as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light to moderate rainfall across several parts of the state in the next two days …
  • Farmers’ group reaping a bounty by going organic in Andhra Pradesh November 2, 2020 3:58 am Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Three years ago, a group of organic vegetable farmers in and around Vijayawada came together to form a farmer producer organisation (FPO) called ‘Go Adharita Prakruthi Vyavasaya Paraspara Sahakara Sangham’ and started …
  • IPL betting racket busted in Vijayawda, 18 arrested, Rs 6.45 lakh seized October 12, 2020 3:54 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: In a major crackdown on illegal cricket betting racket, Krishna police on Sunday arrested 18 persons for placing bets on the IPL matches through online application (Senex-365). The cops also seized Rs 6.45 lakh cash, a …
  • Fish turns staple as veggies get dearer October 4, 2020 3:49 am Express News Service HYDERABAD:  A trip to Telangana’s districts might throw up an unconventional rustic scene — youngsters leisurely fishing in ponds, lakes and streams, rather than toiling away in fields. In fact, fishing has become so common that it is …
  • CPDCL uses electric cars on experimental basis in Ongole October 4, 2020 3:49 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: The APCPDCL has decided to use eco-friendly electric cars on an experimental basis. As per the decision, the power utility has brought 10+1 (11)  electric cars of Mahindra and Tata automobile companies and allotted them to …
  • Prakasam civic bodies get Rs 15 crore from finance panel September 28, 2020 5:01 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: The Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration has issued an order allocating Rs  15 crore to nine civic bodies in Prakasam district from the 15th Finance Commission funds for the financial year 2020-21.  The …
  • Amid religious politics, Andhra cops up vigil in worship places September 26, 2020 9:15 am Amaravati, Sep 26 (IANS) At a time when religious politics are raging in Andhra Pradesh, the government has ordered the police department to secure all places of worship to avoid any untoward incident, especially in the light of Antarvedi Sri Lakshmi …
  • Prakasam SP suspends SI, two more face action September 1, 2020 2:53 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Continuing to crack the whip on errant police officials, Prakasam district Superintendent of Police Siddharth Kaushal on Monday suspended the Sub-Inspector of Dornala police station. This apart, orders were also issued for …
  • COVID-19, rains increases vegetable rates in Telangana August 28, 2020 5:05 am Express News Service KHAMMAM: The double whammy of COVID-19 and the recent floods has increased the cost of vegetables in erstwhile Khammam district, burning a hole in the common man’s pocket. This is the first time in several years that vegetable prices …
  • Dy. Chief Minister, Ministers handover ₹50 lakh each to victims in Ramesh Hospital COVID care centre fire mishap August 25, 2020 5:48 pm Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas, Endowments Minister Vellampalli Srinivas and Civil Supplies Minister Kodali Sri Venkateswara Rao (Nani) on Tuesday distributed ₹50 lakh compensation to the kin of the deceased in Ramesh …
  • Prakasam, Nellore record 21 deaths in just a day August 13, 2020 3:38 am The pandemic continued to wreck havoc in south coastal Andhra as 21 persons-- 11 in Prakasam district and 10 in Nellore district succumbed to the viral disease in the last 24 hours, taking the combined death toll in the two districts to 255. The cumulative …
  • Vijayawada hotel fire: Rescue personnel seek special quarantine after COVID-19 exposure August 10, 2020 6:00 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: All personnel of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), fire service and police departments, who participated in the rescue operation in the hotel fire on Sunday, reportedly urged …
  • Vijayawada hotel fire: Deep anguish as relatives try to find victims August 10, 2020 6:00 am Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: “He would have survived if I didn’t get him admitted here,” an inconsolable K Satyavathi wailed on seeing her brother’s body. “It was I who had advised that he be treated here,” the woman sobbed.Her brother, Maddali Ramesh, …
  • Vijayawada fire: Among victims, recovered pastor who stayed back to be with wife August 9, 2020 9:36 pm Police officials outside the Swarna Palace Hotel in Vijayawada on Sunday. (PTI) Sabbithi Abraham, 47, a pastor at a church in Jaggaiahpeta, tested negative for Covid-19 on Saturday, but decided to stay on at the Swarna Palace Hotel that had been turned …
  • Coronavirus | Prakasam district witnesses 15 deaths in just a week July 31, 2020 11:13 pm The South Coastal Andhra Pradesh continued to reel under the pandemic as ten more persons-- six in Prakasam and four in Nellore district succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours. With 861 fresh cases, the count rose to 8,019 in Nellore district where …
  • Half-burnt body leads police to callous ambulance driver July 28, 2020 2:31 am By Express News Service ONGOLE:  Investigating the case of a partially-burnt body found on the outskirts of Ulavapadu in Prakasam district, the police on Monday found that the victim had tested positive for Covid-19, and his relatives paid an ambulance …
  • Telangana: Isolation homes not new to Rangareddy July 26, 2020 4:58 am Isolation homes were built on the village outskirts and always near a well. HYDERABAD: While social distancing, home quarantine and working from home have become the new normal during the pandemic, Rangareddy’s Saireddyguda village set the tone for …
  • 13-yr-old sold to brothel by stepbrother, dials 100, saved July 22, 2020 12:15 am Vijayawada: A 13-year-old girl was allegedly sold by her stepbrother to a gang running a prostitution ring at Singarayakonda of Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh. The incident came to light on Tuesday after the girl was rescued by the police in an …
  • Labs resume work after 2-day gap July 9, 2020 5:17 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: THE virus research and diagnostic laboratory (VRDL) in the district resumed functioning on Wednesday, two days after a technician tested positive for the virus. TrueNat labs in Chirala, Markapur and Kandukur are began …
  • Covid testing hit as technicians test positive July 8, 2020 3:52 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: As one of the VRDL technicians working at the Ongole Government General Hospital (GGH) tested positive for coronavirus, the district authorities were not able to release Covid-19 bulletin on Sunday. It may be mentioned that …
  • Stuck in quarantine centre with poor facilities and no test results July 5, 2020 3:59 am Express News Service ONGOLE: Being in a quarantine centre in Prakasam district proved to be a harrowing experience for a 24-year-old software engineer who works for a reputed company in Mumbai. Not only did the youngster from Jarugumilli mandal have to put …
  • 10 Prakasam cops, Ayush medical officer test positive for coronavirus July 1, 2020 4:31 am By Express News Service ONGOLE:  A circle inspector, two sub-inspectors and seven police constables have recently tested positive for the coronavirus; an Ayush medical officer has also been infected. Till date, 625 coronavirus cases have been reported from …
  • Following spike in cases, restrictions come back in Prakasam June 28, 2020 4:00 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: As the total number of Covid-19 cases in Prakasam district has zoomed past the 500-mark, the district administration has announced containment clusters in four urban areas—Ongole, Chirala, Kandukur and Markapur.   Meanwhile, …
  • Relentless rise in COVID-19 cases in Nellore, Prakasam June 27, 2020 3:50 am Coronavirus cases continued to be on the rise in south-coastal Andhra Pradesh as 79 more persons — 47 in Prakasam district and 32 in Nellore district — tested positive in the last 24 hours. Health officials are now worried about a spread of the disease at …
  • Goods train derails, catches fire over bridge across Musi river June 25, 2020 1:51 pm Four oil tankers of a goods train caught fire when it derailed between Surareddypalem and Tangutur in Prakasam district on the Howrah-Chennai main line in the wee hours of Thursday. As the train from Gangineni in Secunderabad railway division carrying …
  • COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Nellore, Prakasam June 13, 2020 6:50 am The south-coastal region of Andhra Pradesh is witnessing a steady increase in coronavirus cases as 19 more persons — 15 in Nellore and four in Prakasam district — tested positive for the pandemic on Friday. With this, the total number of confirmed cases …
  • Cash-strapped govt plans to sell 2,200 acres, net Rs 20k cr June 7, 2020 12:49 am Hyderabad: The government has decided to resume over 2,200 acres of unutilised land worth Rs 20,000 crore in a fresh bid to fill its coffers. The land parcels had earlier been allotted to various government institutions. These land parcels would be handed …
  • Tobacco farmers threaten to boycott auctions in Andhra Pradesh June 3, 2020 4:30 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Tobacco farmers have expressed their dissatisfaction over the low prices offered by buyers at Tangutur-2 auction centre. Only 35 out of the total 390 tobacco bales brought to the auction centre on Monday attracted the …
  • Illegal sale of spurious cotton seeds busted, 4 held May 30, 2020 12:37 am Hyderabad: A gang involved in a spurious cotton seed racket was busted on Friday and four members were arrested by Special Operations Team (SOT) sleuths of Rachakonda commissionerate. The sleuths seized Rs 50 lakh worth of stock. Acting on specific …
  • Sour season for Telangana's mango farmers April 13, 2020 4:54 am Express News Service KHAMMAM:  Mango farmers in erstwhile Khammam district are appealing to the State government to purchase their produce as traders, due to the lockdown, have not turned up. Meanwhile, the lack of proper procurement centres is also taking …
  • Coronavirus cases jump to 11 in Prakasam  April 1, 2020 3:20 am Express News Service ONGOLE: Prakasam authorities were in for a rude shock on Tuesday after eight persons from the district tested positive for covid-19. With this, the tally in the district rose to 11, the highest in the state.  It was found that 10 of …
  • Violence will be dealt with firmly: Kishan Reddy February 26, 2020 6:55 am Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy strongly condemned the violence in Delhi, but said the situation was very much in control and paramilitary forces have been pressed into service to restore peace in trouble-torn areas there. However, “ …
  • Mentally-ill Hyderabad man kills wife, hangs self February 25, 2020 5:36 am By Express News Service HYDERABAD:  In a horrific incident, a 50-year-old man allegedly killed his wife and later hanged himself at Kandukur near here.  Kasoji Jangaiah was found hanging at his house, while his wife Krishnaveni, 47 was found dead in the …
  • Short on funds, TS govt considers auctioning assigned land February 21, 2020 11:25 am Hyderabad: In colossal exercise to build up revenue mobilisation, the Telangana  State government is planning to take over thousands of assigned land given to farmers in prime areas — especially Ranga Reddy and Medchal district. They plan to auction this …
  • ODF++ status: Rs 209.81 crore sanctioned for FSTPs in 76 non-Amrut ULBs in Andhra  February 11, 2020 3:00 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The State government, in its efforts to achieve ODF++ status, on Monday released Rs 209.81 crore for establishment of Faecal Sludge Treatment Plants (FSTPs) in 76 non-Amrut urban local bodies in the State. The FSTPs will …
  • Hyderabad: 80-year-old woman killed, gold stolen January 28, 2020 8:30 pm Hyderabad: An 80-year-old woman was found dead with multiple injuries on a road in front of her house at Nednur in Kandukur on Tuesday morning. The police suspects that the woman could have been murdered in the house and her body dragged out by the killers …
  • Rain dampens spirits of Prakasam farmers January 9, 2020 1:45 pm Farmers in Prakasam district were hoping for a good harvest following bountiful rains this year after a gap of five years, but the untimely rains during this month have put paid to their hopes of getting decent returns. Tobacco farmers in the drought-prone …
  • Women in distress to get drop facility in Prakasam December 5, 2019 8:01 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: In a move to ensure women/girls’ safe travel, Prakasam district police launched ‘Abhay Drop Home Service’ on Wednesday evening, under which designated vehicles will pick up girls or women from odd or dangerous places …
  • Dispirited bar owners term govt. policy hostile December 1, 2019 8:06 am The “huge hike” in licence fee has left the bar operators disappointed. Many of the existing players have decided to call it quits as they will have to incur “huge losses” if they throw their hat in the ring when the bar licence for a two-year period from …
  • Telangana government project 'Image Tower' likely to get environmental clearance November 28, 2019 4:44 am By Express News Service HYDERABAD: The State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) has recommended for granting Environmental Clearance (EC) to the proposed ‘Image Tower’, a State government project aimed at promoting animation, visual effects, gaming and …
  • Vegetable prices go through the roof in Vijayawada November 24, 2019 7:05 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Diminishing vegetable production, leading to a lack of supply has resulted in skyrocketing prices. None have been more affected than the common people in Vijayawada, who have no other option but to restrict their …
  • 15 arrested for illegal mining in Kandukur October 19, 2019 12:41 am Hyderabad: The Rachakonda Special Operations Team apprehended 15 persons who were involved in illegal sand extraction at Kandukur on Thursday night. The accused were handed over to Kandukur police for further action. Acting on a tip, the LB Nagar SOT …
  • Raid on Telugu Ganga special deputy collector unearths Rs 4.14-crore illegal assets  October 11, 2019 2:59 am By Express News Service NELLORE: The ACB sleuths conducted raids on Telugu Ganga special deputy collector M Lakshmi Narasimham on Thursday, in connection with amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income. The ACB officials conducted …
  • Tobacco growers see a ray of hope July 10, 2019 5:12 am The market sentiment in the traditional tobacco growing areas in Prakasam district has improved for the better as the traders offered premium rates for different grades of flue cured Virginia tobacco, including F1 and F2 varieties, on Tuesday. A high price …
  • Three suffer injuries in road mishap in Hyderabad July 7, 2019 5:15 am By Express News Service HYDERABAD: Three persons suffered minor injuries after a speeding car in which they were travelling hit a tree near a corporate hospital in Jubilee Hills. The police have detained the car driver and found that the driver was in an …
  • Hyderabad: Burglars make away with Rs 4 lakh, gold June 3, 2019 10:34 pm Hyderabad: Burglars made away with around Rs 4 lakh in cash and 20 tolas of gold from four houses at Keesara and Kandukur in Rachakonda commissionerate on Sunday night. The police are working on clues to identify the suspects and nab them. At around 4 am …
  • TDP all set for a rout in Prakasam May 23, 2019 4:09 pm The Opposition YSR Congress Party is all set to inflict a crushing defeat on the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Prakasam district as the counting of votes polled in the simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the State Assembly on April 11 …
  • Heatwave sweeps Prakasam and Nellore districts May 22, 2019 1:13 pm People suffered from sweltering heat all through the day as mercury crossed 43 degrees Celsius mark at several places in SPSR Nellore and Prakasam districts on Tuesday. All major roads in Nellore, including the usually busy VRC Centre, wore a deserted look …
  • Minor killed after Telangana MLA's speeding car rams into a bike, parents critically injured May 19, 2019 7:24 am [Representational image]Creative Commons A three-year-old girl was killed after a Telangana MLA's car rammed into a motorbike in which she was travelling along with her parents. The parents are seriously injured and have been shifted to a government …
  • Hyderabad: Guard jailed for rape April 30, 2019 10:27 pm Hyderabad:  A 20-year-old security guard, who sexually assaulted a minor after kidnapping her, was convicted by a court on Tuesday. The court directed the accused to undergo two years of rigorous imprisonment.   A case of kidnapping and also under …
  • One killed as thundershowers, heavy  winds wreak havoc in Hyderabad April 21, 2019 6:35 am By Express News Service HYDERABAD: Thundershowers and gusting winds wreaked havoc in the old city of Hyderabad on Saturday, claiming the life of a 60-year-old woman. The unfortunate incident happened when a heavy branch broke off from a tree at Nehru …
  • Prakasam punters bet high on poll results April 18, 2019 9:11 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Who will win the Assembly elections? Will it be the TDP or YSR Congress? What will be the winning chances of Jana Sena leaders in some of the Assembly constituencies in East and West Godavari districts? What are the possible …
  • Parties counting on migrant voters for favourable poll results April 9, 2019 5:06 am Express News Service ONGOLE/ELURU: "Do Not lose a single vote as each of them counts." This is the motto of every political party in the State, which is more or less witnessing a triangular contest for the race to the Assembly. To realise …
  • Give my son a chance, he will work wonders, says Vijayamma March 30, 2019 1:06 pm YSR Congress Party honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma on Friday requested voters to give her son Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy a chance to restore the ‘Rajanna Rajyam’ in the State. “Like Rajanna, my son will always keep his word. Let us take Andhra Pradesh back …
  • Naidu’s ‘security of future’ promise is meant for his son Lokesh, says Jagan March 30, 2019 6:17 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Not letting up his verbal attack on his bete noire N Chandrababu Naidu, YSRC chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said the assurance for the ‘security of future’ by Naidu is not for the people but for his son Nara Lokesh.  …
  • With Adala in its kitty, it’s advantage YSRC in Nellore March 18, 2019 5:09 am Express News Service NELLORE: Shifting loyalties by former minister Adala Prabhakar Reddy from the ruling TDP seems to be an advantage for the YSR Congress as he is a strong candidate for the Nellore parliamentary constituency. The ruling party receives …
  • NDA does a UPA-II, gives 17 of 29 Kendriya Vidyalayas in civil category to BJP MPs March 8, 2019 2:27 am NEW DELHI: The Congress-led UPA did it in 2014 ahead of election announcement and the BJP-led NDA 2 has followed suit five years later. Of the 50 new central schools cleared by the Union Cabinet near overnight, 29 are to be set in civil sector and 17 of …
  • Cabinet approves setting up of 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas March 7, 2019 6:53 pm The Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted saying that nearly one lakh students will be benefited from this The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas under Civil or Defence …
  • Three killed as speeding lorry rams car on highway February 28, 2019 4:11 am HYDERABAD: Three persons were killed when their car was hit by a speeding lorry on the Srisailam highway in Kandukur in the late hours of Tuesday. Two others travelling in the car suffered grievous injuries. The accused lorry driver was taken into custody. …
  • 3 killed as speeding lorry rams car on highway February 28, 2019 2:46 am Hyderabad: Three persons were killed when their car was hit by a speeding lorry on the Srisailam highway in Kandukur in the late hours of Tuesday. Two others travelling in the car suffered grievous injuries. The accused lorry driver was taken into custody. …
  • Maheswaram has old rivals again pitted against each other December 3, 2018 12:17 pm There is an interesting contest in the offing in Maheswaram constituency in neighbouring Rangareddy district with two old rivals, Sabita Indra Reddy and Teegala Krishna Reddy putting up intense efforts to win the election. Hosting a population of 4.23 lakh …
  • ‘Gaja’ spares State; Nellore,Prakasam districts get rain November 17, 2018 2:48 am Cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ has brought much-needed relief to the people of Prakasam and SRSP Nellore districts. Heavy rain lashed the two districts on Friday which had been reeling under a dry spell. Low-lying areas in Ongole were under a sheet of water in the …
  • Kandukur crash: Toll rises to four October 23, 2018 7:37 am
  • Hyderabad cop, farmer die in road accident at Kandukur October 22, 2018 5:07 am By Express News Service HYDERABAD: A police constable working in Hyderabad, a farmer died in a major accident at Kandukur of Rachakonda commissionerate on the city outskirts on Sunday. The mishap occurred when an overspeeding SUV rammed a tractor from the …
  • Telugu Desam men shaken by series of I-T raids October 12, 2018 9:21 pm Hyderabad: After some Telugu Desam leaders, I-T raids are now being mounted on close associates of AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. TD leaders now fear that the I-T sleuths may land at their doorsteps at any time or target “higher-ups” in the party …
  • Income-Tax raids Telugu Desam men, firms October 5, 2018 8:34 pm Vijayawada: Raids by Income-Tax (I-T) sleuths on Telugu Desam leaders and some private companies across the state on Friday created a political flutter.  Income-Tax officials conducted joint raids on the granite and seafood units belonging to Kandukur TD …
  • Tax officers raid TDP leaders in Andhra Pradesh October 5, 2018 1:11 pm Hyderabad: After Telangana, it is the turn of neighbouring Andhra Pradesh to witness income tax department raids against companies of ruling party leaders. Teams of tax officials have carried out raids at 28 places in Vijayawada, Guntur, Visakhapatnam and …
  • An olive STEP to deal with drought October 1, 2018 3:45 pm As drought has hit Prakasam district for the fifth consecutive year, Ramanjaneyulu, from nondescript Kakarla village, has lost hopes of practicing farming. However, rigorous training being provided by the Society for Training and Employment (STEP) has come …
  • Hyderabad Pharma City project to pose electoral challenge to Telangana Rashtra Samithi? September 20, 2018 1:24 am Express News Service HYDERABAD: With elections around the corner, Hyderabad Pharma City project of Telangana government, which has already received Environmental Clearance, is going to pose a serious challenge to former Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLAs …
  • Telangana woman sets herself ablaze, just hours after lover hangs September 18, 2018 3:54 am HYDERABAD: Even before the dust on the Miryalaguda honour killing case settles down in which a pregnant woman's husband was killed, another horrific tragedy involving a couple emerged in Ranga Reddy district on Monday when a young girl took her life by …
  • Mobile repair training helping youth eke out a living July 21, 2018 10:05 am Venkateswara Rao, a differently-abled person, till sometime back used to struggle to eke out a living and was dependent on his parents even for his pocket money. Now, he is a proud owner of a mobile phone shop-cum-service centre, thanks to the training he …
  • Slippers thrown at Kanna’s motorcade July 5, 2018 8:48 am Slippers were thrown at the rally of BJP State president Kanna Lakshminarayana, who is on a State-wide campaign to thwart the Telugu Desam Party’s “disinformation campaign” against the Narendra Modi government on Central assistance to overcome bifurcation …
  • Alert in Kurnool village after top court verdict July 5, 2018 1:03 am By Express News Service KURNOOL:  Chindukuru village in Gadivemula mandal was plunged into gloom after the Supreme Court awarded life sentence to nine people, in a case involving factional murders in 1992. District SP Gopinath Jatti visited the village and …
  • 27-sid-kandukur May 27, 2017 8:02 pm cleared sid-6.49 pm//dk//9.03 pm Hyderabad: In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old housewife killed her husband with the help of her paramour in Pulimamidi village near Maheshwaram on Friday night. However, his body was found in a sump on …
  • Stamp duty scam rocks Prakasam September 20, 2021 4:40 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: The fake registration stamp duty challans scam that took place in Stamps and Registration department offices in several districts of the State also had its impact in Prakasam district.So far, the authorities have found that …
  • PG medical seats may nearly double in Andhra Pradesh September 15, 2021 5:59 am By Express News Service GUNTUR: To address the severe shortage of specialist doctors in the State, the medical education board may increase the number of medical post-graduate seats in government-run colleges. The number of PG seats available may be nearly …
  • 10,560 PM-KISAN beneficiaries in Andhra's Prakasam found to be illegal September 13, 2021 2:50 am Express News Service ONGOLE: More than 10,000 people have been found ineligible to get financial assistance under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme in Prakasam district. The Centre had launched the PM-KISAN scheme to aid small and …
  • Retired tehsildar held for illegal mutation of land records related to 378 acres September 13, 2021 1:43 am Nellore: The Markapur police arrested a retired tehsidlar on Sunday for issuing Patta passbooks after irregular mutation of land records pertaining to 378.69 acres in Markapur revenue division. The tehsildar, Pallepogu Vidya Sagarudu, 60, of Vinukonda in …
  • BJP decries govt.’s ‘unilateral’ decision to ban festivities September 7, 2021 6:55 am As part of the State-wide call, the district leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a demonstration at the Sub-Collector’s office here on Monday, demanding that the State government accord permission for the community-level celebration of ‘Vinayaka …
  • ‘IIITs will be made Centres of Excellence’ September 6, 2021 7:39 am Education Minister A. Suresh on Sunday said the government was keen on developing the IIITs in the State into Centres of Excellence. Speaking at a meeting after laying the stone for construction of a computer centre and inaugurating a solar power plant on …
  • 25 Prakasam revenue staff face the music in 2 months September 6, 2021 2:45 am Express News Service ONGOLE: The Prakasam district administration has been cracking the whip on erring revenue officials, more particularly in the Markapur revenue division, who are allegedly involved in several illegal land mutations and wrong online …
  • 100-bed ICU complex launched at Ongole GGH September 3, 2021 4:05 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: A 100-bed intensive care unit (ICU) complex, built at Rs 5 crore, was launched at Ongole government general hospital (RIMS). Energy Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy along with the Ongole MP Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy …
  • Balineni flags off nutrition rally September 2, 2021 4:46 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Minister for Power Balineni Srinivasa Reddy along with Ongole MP Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy flagged off the National Nutrition Week rally on Wednesday. He said the State government is doing its best to protect health of women …
  • Mekathoti Sucharitha recalls YSR on his 12th death anniversary September 2, 2021 4:46 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharitha on Wednesday participated at a mega blood donation camp organised on 12th death anniversary of late chief minister YS Rajasekhar Reddy at Karumanchi village in Tangutur mandal. The minister …
  • Soon, 3 departments to call tenders for 23 skill development colleges August 31, 2021 7:01 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The State has reportedly completed formalities to call tenders for the construction of skill development colleges. Out of the 25, the State government has tasked the responsibility of construction of 23 institutions to …
  • Five including four women killed in road accident in Andhra's Prakasam district August 30, 2021 11:43 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Five people including four women were killed in a road accident on the Ongole-Cumbum road in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh early on Monday morning. According to information reaching here, at least 16 people …
  • Four killed, 10 injured in road accident in Prakasam district August 30, 2021 7:33 am Nellore: Four people were killed, and 10 others injured in a deadly road accident near Rolugampadu in Tharlupadu mandal of Prakasam district in the wee hours of Monday. The victims, believed to be relatives, were travelling in a Tata Magic to Darsi from …
  • Police arrest 3 accused of kidnapping & selling newborn for Rs 50k August 30, 2021 2:37 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Prakasam police has cracked the neonatal kidnap case within 10 hours and handed over the baby girl safely to her parents. Markapur police arrested three women including the key accused Dudekula Rehana (26) resident of Urban …
  • Kidnapped 5-day-old infant reunited with parents August 29, 2021 9:45 pm NELLORE: In a quick breakthrough in the sensational kidnap of a neonatal from the government hospital in Markapur on Saturday, Prakasam police found the five-day-old infant in a private hospital in Markapur itself during the wee hours of Sunday. Police …
  • Air pollution in 13 Andhra Pradesh cities to be cut August 29, 2021 4:18 am VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) has prepared an Action Plan to reduce air pollution within 13 municipal towns of the state. Under it, average annual level of PM10 will be brought down from 70–80 microgram per cubic metre to less …
  • APSRTC increases bus services from Ongole June 24, 2021 5:38 am Express News Service ONGOLE: Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Department (APSRTC) authorities are gradually increasing the number of bus services to various distant destinations. With the State government giving further relaxations with respect to …
  • ‘Deepening of Valluru, Pelluru water bodies need of the hour for Ongole’ June 20, 2021 9:44 am Even in a year when the Nagarjunasagar Project (NSP) reservoir, which replenishes drinking water supply to Ongole, attained full capacity, water woes for the city have not ended. The two summer storage tanks that supply water to the civic body need to be …
  • Special children’s ward set up in Andhra's Ongole government hospital June 11, 2021 5:31 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: The district administration has set up a special children’s ward in the Ongole Government General Hospital (GGH-RIMS), preparing to face a possible third Covid-19 wave. Taking a serious note of the central and State …
  • 100-bed care centre opened at Ongole GGH May 15, 2021 6:20 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Minister Balineni Srinivas Reddy on Friday launched a 100-bed Covid care centre on the premises of Ongole government general hospital.  He had earlier assured to provide Rs 35 lakh for the CCC.  The minister has also …
  • COVID: Ongole GGH faces pressure for oxygen beds May 10, 2021 4:18 am Express News Service ONGOLE: In the wake of sharp spike in Covid-19 cases, the demand for oxygen beds has increased abnormally  in Prakasam district. The pressure on oxygen beds is more in Ongole Government General Hospital, which gets Covid cases from …
  • Ongole GGH reeling under weight of soaring Covid-19 cases April 26, 2021 4:12 am Express News Service ONGOLE: The availability of beds and supply of oxygen to the needy patients in the district Covid Hospital, the Ongole Government General Hospital, are becoming difficult as the number of Covid-19 patients is increasing rapidly. Though …
  • Ongole lockdown April 22, 2021 8:55 am
  • Ongole Municipal Corporation all set for mayor, deputy elections  March 16, 2021 11:24 pm By Express News Service ONGOLE: The Prakasam district administration is making arrangements for the elections of mayor/ municipal chairpersons and deputy mayor/ vice chairperson posts of all seven Urban Local Bodies (ULB’s), including Ongole …
  • Family of five test positive for Covid-19 in Ongole March 7, 2021 8:13 am By Express News Service ONGOLE:  Five members of a family, who recently returned to Ongole from Tamil Nadu, tested positive in rapid antigen tests conducted on Saturday. As a precautionary measure, the district medical and health authorities collected the …
  • Andhra Pradesh government urged to save Ongole breed bull January 13, 2021 8:31 pm By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Krishna District Central Cooperative Bank (KDCC) chairman and YSRC leader Yarlagadda Venkata Rao has urged the government to take steps for saving the Ongole breed bull from extinction. He participated in the valedictory …
  • Water woes in Ongole GGH to come to an end December 23, 2020 3:11 am Express News Service ONGOLE:  The long pending problem of water supply to the Government General Hospital (RIMS) is likely to come to an end. The district authorities have now decided to provide more facilities for the patients in the two major Government …
  • First-ever hepatitis clinic in Prakasam district's Ongole December 22, 2020 4:22 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: As part of the National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme, Prakasam district has got its first hepatitis clinic at the Ongole government general hospital, also known as RIMS Hospital.  The clinic has its separate team of …
  • 20 fall ill due to suspected food poisoning in Andhra Pradesh's Ongole December 9, 2020 3:36 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Twenty persons fell ill after eating food at a restaurant in Ongole on Sunday night. They exhibited symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea and fever. The family members of the victims rushed them to nearby hospitals for …
  • MP wants breeding centre for Ongole cattle November 18, 2020 11:03 am Narsaraopet Member of Parliament Lavu Krishnadevarayulu has urged the Centre to expedite the process for establishing a breeding and development centre for Ongole cattle on the premises of the Young Bull Rearing Centre at Nakerikallu. In a letter addressed …
  • Ongole Municipal Corporation command control centre to start from December November 14, 2020 3:41 am Express News Service ONGOLE: Ongole Municipal Corporation Command Control Centre (CCC) under the Smart City project will start functioning from the first week of December. The CCC was set up at an estimated cost of Rs 3 crore in the MEPMA building which is …
  • Ongole Government General Hospital staff behind ambulance fraud November 12, 2020 5:28 am Express News Service ONGOLE:  Class IV employees of the Ongole Government General Hospital (GGH-RIMS) forced relatives of Covid-19 victims to shell out exorbitant amounts to transport bodies from the hospital, according to the inquiry committee that probed …
  • First-ever maize rake from Ongole to T.N. loaded October 27, 2020 5:44 am Vijayawada Division earns ₹11.73 lakh by transporting 1,323 tonnes of the produce The Vijayawada Division of the South Coast Railway Zone(SCRZ) loaded the first-ever maize rake from Ongole to Chavadipalayam, near Erode, in Tamil Nadu on Saturday thereby …
  • Ongole soaks in festive spirit during Dasara fete October 25, 2020 6:39 am Dasara is the first festival to be celebrated in a befitting manner this year after the outbreak of COVID-19. Setting aside fears of the pandemic, revellers came out of their homes in large numbers to witness the grand ‘Kalaram’ processions from temples …
  • Ongole: Parents raise apprehensions as students, school staff test Covid positive October 24, 2020 3:49 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Ten students of two government high schools in Mundlamur and Kothapatnam mandals in Prakasam district reportedly tested positive for coronavirus recently. Eight students of Marella Zilla Parishad High School and two students …
  • CPDCL uses electric cars on experimental basis in Ongole October 4, 2020 3:49 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: The APCPDCL has decided to use eco-friendly electric cars on an experimental basis. As per the decision, the power utility has brought 10+1 (11)  electric cars of Mahindra and Tata automobile companies and allotted them to …
  • Heavy rains in Ongole, Kurnool, villages cut off September 27, 2020 3:57 am By Express News Service ONGOLE/ KURNOOL : Parts of Ongole district bore the brunt of heavy rains on Saturday, with several streams overflowing, snapping road connectivity to several villages. Two people were washed away in the gushing waters, while …
  • Andhra’s Ongole police bust nationwide fake certificate racket September 12, 2020 7:55 pm Ongole (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 13 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district police have busted a two-year old fake certificate racket and arrested seven people for issuing certificates for up to 500 courses under ‘JNTC’ name, mimicking a reputed technical …
  • COVID-19 cases rise forces closure of Ongole Municipal Corporation office August 5, 2020 4:45 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: With a spike in Covid cases in the city, the Ongole Municipal Corporation (OMC) office was closed for the public for a few days from Tuesday. OMC Commissioner P Niranjan Reddy took a decision after the abnormal spike in …
  • Ongole GGH faces bed shortage as coronavirus cases mount to 6,034    August 3, 2020 5:20 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: With the increasing number of coronavirus cases in Prakasam district, shortage of beds, equipment and manpower is affecting Ongole Government General Hospital (GGH-RIMS). As the hospital is overloaded with hundreds of new …
  • All businesses can stay open for four hours in Ongole July 21, 2020 5:35 am By Express News Service ONGOLE:  Even as strict restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19 in Ongole, Prakasam administration, on the request of traders, has allowed all businesses to function between 8 am and 12 pm in the district …
  • Ongole GGH facing bed shortage with spike in coronavirus cases July 17, 2020 6:04 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Ongole Government General Hospital (GGH-RIMS), which is the District Covid-19 Hospital, is facing bed shortage with the rise in corona cases in Prakasam. The corona count in the district increased to 1,975 with 124 new cases …
  • Ongole under total lockdown from today June 20, 2020 3:22 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Ongole will go under total lockdown for two weeks from Saturday, officials said. They added that Prakasam collector Pola Bhaskar declared the entire city as a red zone on Friday in the wake of the district recording 268 …
  • Ongole cops help couple thrown out by landlord June 16, 2020 2:22 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: In a humane gesture, Ongole police came to the rescue of couple B Syam Prasad and his pregnant wife Ramana who were thrown out by their landlord. Syam Prasad (27), an auto-rickshaw driver, could not pay rent for the past …
  • Officials shocked as inmate at Ongole Central Prison tests positive May 31, 2020 4:43 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: A 24-year-old convict at the Ongole Central Prison has tested positive for coronavirus, making this the first case of a prisoner contracting Covid-19 in the state. He had been in the prison for more than 45 days, and was …
  • High alert in Visakhapatnam, Ongole in view of fist positive COVID-19 case March 20, 2020 7:09 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: High alert was sounded in the port city of Visakhapatnam after the first positive case of COVID-19 reported in the city.  As many as 114 special teams comprising health workers and volunteers are fanning Allipuram and …
  • Ongole Municipal Corporation gears up for elections March 11, 2020 7:47 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: As per the election notification, district authorities are making arrangements for nominations filing for municipalities from March 11. Various political parties are making efforts to field their candidates for the Ongole …
  • 144 years on, Ongole to get first woman head March 10, 2020 6:00 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Ever since it became a municipality in 1876, Ongole has never been headed by a woman. But now, 144 years later, that’s set to change as the post of Mayor has been reserved for a woman belonging to a Scheduled Caste (SC), …
  • Protest against CAB in Ongole, Kurnool December 14, 2019 3:24 am Hundreds of members of the Jamiat Ulema-e Hind took out a protest march here on Friday against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill passed by Parliament. After offering prayers in masjids, members of the minority community assembled in front of the …
  • Andhra's Ongole district school games schedule released December 9, 2019 4:09 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Schedule of the District School Games was released by District Education Officer (DEO) VS Subba Rao recently. These games will be played in three spells from December 17 to January 5 at mandal, Assembly constituencies and …
  • Facial recognition to monitor sanitary workers in Andhra's Ongole district December 8, 2019 5:51 am ONGOLE: As per the directives of the State government, the Ongole Municipal Corporation (OMC) authorities are planning to monitor the activities of sanitation staff via facial recognition using CCTV cameras installed across the city. At present, all …
  • YSR Kanti Velugu scheme: 5,000 to get spectacles in Ongole December 7, 2019 6:28 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Around 5,000 students in the district will be given spectacles under YSR Kanti Velugu scheme. The recipients were identified during screening tests held in schools, held as part of phase-1 of the welfare scheme. Also, 3,500 …
  • Telangana private bus catches fire en route Ongole, none injured December 3, 2019 5:18 am By Express News Service NALGONDA:  A private bus ferrying as many as 35 passengers to Ongole caught fire on Narketpally-Addanki highway near Charlapally village in the wee hours of Monday. No one was injured in the mishap. The driver of Gayathri Travels, …
  • After bloody fight, three kin hospitalised in Andhra Pradesh's Ongole December 3, 2019 5:17 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Three relatives were reported to have engaged in a fight over personal differences at Ongole on Monday. Two brothers beat up another relative, in retaliation to which, the brothers were stabbed by the relative with a cobbler …
  • Drunken auto driver molests woman in her house in Andhra Pradesh's Ongole December 3, 2019 5:17 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: A drunken auto driver forcibly entered into a woman’s house. As he tried to misbehave with the woman, she started shouting. Her family members came down on hearing her cries. Seeing them, the auto driver tried to flee on his …
  • Ensure redressal of grievances at the earliest: Ongole Collector November 26, 2019 12:30 am By Express News Service ONGOLE:  As the State government is giving top priority to Spandana grievance redressal programme, all district, mandal level officials should work sincerely to ensure the grievances are resolved as soon as possible, said district …
  • Woman’s perversion leads to sex racket in Ongole? November 9, 2019 4:07 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Police probing into a teenage girl’s complaint of sexual abuse by a couple, said to be live-in partners, and another person, came across startling information about alleged sexual perversities of the woman. Her live-in …
  • Jagan’s Ongole visit on November 14 November 6, 2019 6:58 am By Express News Service ONGOLE:  Prakasam district officials are making arrangements for Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s visit to Ongole on November 1 to  launch the ‘Schools Nadu-Nedu’ programme. However, the CM’s tour schedule is yet to be …
  • Ongole Police arrest eight for making, selling gutkha September 13, 2019 4:26 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: District police arrested eight persons and busted a notorious gutkha and paan masala manufacturing and distributing racket. The police later presented the gang members before the media on Thursday.  After the police had …
  • Ongole may be water-sufficient for six months September 2, 2019 6:26 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Abundant water available at Nagarjuna Sagar reservoir has allowed the Ongole Municipal Corporation (OMC) to fill storage tanks in and around the city. Two stainless steel (SS) tanks, belonging to the Corporation, began …
  • Ongole dealers lament inadequate supplies at ration shops August 30, 2019 3:48 am By Express News Service ONGOLE:  Though the civil supplies department officials sent correct indents as per their requirements, the essentials supplied were of less quantity for this month. Millets like jowar and ragi were not supplied as per the indents …
  • Two killed after truck overturns in Ongole August 22, 2019 2:56 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Two men were killed and 25 others were injured after a speeding truck overturned near Mettabodu Tamda of Yerragondapalem in the wee hours of Wednesday. The injured and deceased were among the 35 onboard the truck and …
  • Protesters serve food at closed canteen in Ongole August 17, 2019 6:04 am It was a protest of a different kind. Activists of the Telugu Desam Party, who usually stage slogan-shouting demonstrations and hunger strikes, for a change came with a pushcart filled with a variety of dishes. Rickshaw-pullers, hamalis and others soon …
  • Impostor held by Ongole Police, remanded August 7, 2019 2:40 am By Express News Service ONGOLE:  The district police arrested a person, who had allegedly committed several crimes related to cheating, pretending to be a police officer and was sent to remand. According to official sources, B Prasanth Kumar, allegedly …
  • Patrolling goes hi-tech in Ongole August 5, 2019 5:50 am Gone are the days when lathi-wielding policemen used to go round localities blowing a whistle. Patrolling has gone hi-tech in the city now as the surveillance is done through a network of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and live-tracking of …
  • Ongole Ryots’ suicides: CPI leader consoles families August 4, 2019 2:14 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Communist Party of India (CPI) State secretary K Ramakrishna on Saturday visited families of several farmers who had committed suicide in the district. He consoled seven families who had lost their breadwinners at Santhi …
  • Six arrested for thrashing ‘eve-teasers’ black & blue in Ongole August 3, 2019 1:19 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Singarayakonda police have arrested six men in connection with the brutal attack on three youngsters on Monday, video of which has gone viral on social media. According to police, the attack was a response to an alleged eve- …
  • Ongole: Doctor booked for slapping elderly woman July 16, 2019 11:34 pm Ongole: Police on Tuesday registered a case against a medical officer working in the government hospital at Markapuram for allegedly slapping an elderly woman. The mistake of the Girijan woman, M. Balibai, was to enter the room of the medical officer, Dr …
  • Ongole rape: DGP asks girls to be more careful June 24, 2019 10:22 am
  • 16-year-old girl gang-raped by 6 men for 5 days in Andhra Pradesh's Ongole June 24, 2019 9:09 am The victim was admitted to a government hospital for treatment and her condition was reported to be stable.Reuters | Representational As India is witnessing an increase in the number of serious crimes committed against women and children, another incident …
  • Runaway teen raped for 7 days by 6 in Ongole; 4 engineering students among accused June 24, 2019 8:55 am
  • Ongole gang-rape: Three minors among six arrested June 24, 2019 6:00 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: In a swift response, Ongole police on Sunday arrested six accused, including three minors, for allegedly wrongfully confining and gang-raping a 17-year-old girl for six days, within 24 hours of receiving the complaint.  One …
  • Runaway teen raped for 7 days by 6 in Ongole; 4 accused engg students June 23, 2019 11:55 pm
  • 16-yr-old girl gangraped by six men in Ongole June 23, 2019 4:26 pm
  • Andhra Pradesh police organize special drive to reach out to people in Ongole June 10, 2019 3:47 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Prakasam district police during their initiative of ‘Public Police Participation Week’ have reached out to the general public and made local communities partners in crime control and prevention. The police have successfully …
  • India : Vice President calls for protecting Ongole cattle breed May 21, 2019 8:16 pm May 21, 2019 (Euclid Infotech Ltd via COMTEX) -- The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has lamented the neglect of the indigenous Ongole cattle breed and called for protecting and promoting the animal, which has become popular all over the …
  • Tough battle on the cards in Ongole Assembly segment April 3, 2019 6:42 am Express News Service ONGOLE:  A keenly contested battle is on the cards for the Ongole Assembly seat. The main contenders–the TDP MLA Damacharla Janardhan Rao and former minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy of the YSRC–are putting all out efforts to win the …
  • TDP, YSRCP workers clash in Ongole ahead of elections February 26, 2019 6:45 am [India], Feb 26 (ANI): Clashes broke out between the TDP and YSRCP workers in Ongole town over the later inviting former minister Balineni Srinivas Reddy for setting up party office here on Monday. Workers of both the parties clashed in front of police and …
  • Adopt friendly policing methods: Ongole DGP to officials February 17, 2019 4:53 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: DGP RP Thakur has said that their aim is to ensure zero crime and urged the police to adopt friendly policing methods. The DGP on Saturday inaugurated Ongole Two Town model police station building, which was constructed at …
  • Ongole: Residents a worried lot as sanitation goes for a toss February 11, 2019 5:57 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Garbage dumping and lack of sanitation at senistive areas with schools and hospitals are major reasons for the spread of diseases such as chickenpox, dengue and viral fevers in Ongole. People in the know say that despite the …
  • Parched Ongole draws AP government's attention as water crisis looms February 10, 2019 3:27 am By Express News Service ONGOLE:  Several villages, including those that have merged with municipal corporation in Ongole are facing a severe drinking water crisis of late. Around 22 per cent of the town is still not covered with drinking water pipelines, …
  • Ongole bulls hog the limelight January 17, 2019 1:48 pm The majestic Ongole bulls were the star attraction as Kanuma was celebrated with zest on the third day of the Makara Sankranti festival to mark the northward journey of the Sun during the auspicious Uttarayana Punyakalam, in Prakasam and SRSP Nellore …
  • Andhra on high alert as storm set to cross between Ongole and Kakinada December 15, 2018 8:06 pm By PTI AMARAVATI: The Andhra Pradesh government put its machinery on high alert and positioned NDRF and State Disaster Response Force in five districts Saturday as the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal was set to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm …
  • Stone for development works laid at AP's Ongole November 30, 2018 5:14 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Information Technology and Panchayat Raj Minister Nara Lokesh said the State government had framed a water grid programme at Rs 1,000 crore to provide tap connection to every household in the state.  Lokesh visited …
  • Ongole’s cricket stadium has scary past! November 20, 2018 3:10 am Express News Service ONGOLE: The city of Ongole, in Prakasam district, is known for a particular breed of oxen. It’s also known for the CSR Sarma College, where Tollywood star Chiranjeevi studied from 1970-72. Few know that the cricket ground at CSR Sarma …
  • Andhra Govt gives green signal for upgrading Ongole PG Centre November 3, 2018 1:54 pm
  • Andhra to set up Tanguturi Prakasham Panthulu University in Ongole November 2, 2018 4:11 am
  • Pastor held for sexually harassing Ongole school student August 18, 2018 11:55 pm By Express News Service ONGOLE: The police have intensified their investigation into the complaints of sexual harassment of girl students and other irregularities at UCLI school hostel in Ongole town. Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Prakasam district …
  • Chemfab Alkalis shuts down Ongole plant for maintenance July 11, 2018 11:10 am Chemfab Alkalis Limited's Plants situated at Ongole, in the State of Andhra Pradesh have been suspended from 10th July 2018 from 17:30 hrs for the purpose/s of both Annual Maintenance and clearing of accumulated Stocks.
  • ‘Save Ongole dairy’ campaign launched May 17, 2018 5:42 am Farmers and civil society organisations under the aegis of the Prakasam District Development Forum have launched a campaign for the revival of the Ongole dairy. The employees and farmers were hoping against hope that the problems of the dairy would be …
  • Brazilian firm to pay RS 1.2 crore for Ongole bull embryos April 25, 2018 11:22 pm CHENNAI: Putting an end to trafficking of native genetic resources of the iconic Ongole bull, Chennai-based National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) has ordered a Brazilian company to pay Rs 1.20 crore up front to access bovine cattle embryos for research.  …
  • ‘Govt. should take over Ongole Dairy’ March 20, 2018 6:58 am Hundreds of farmers and employees of the Ongole Dairy staged a demonstration in front of the Prakasam Bhavan here on Monday demanding takeover of the dairy, which is now in the red, by the National Dairy Development Board(NDDB). The crisis has deepened …
  • ₹600 cr. goes into Gundlakamma, but water yet to reach Ongole farms December 13, 2017 4:11 am Over ₹600 crore has been pumped into the Obul Reddy Gundlakamma project with a view to bringing under irrigation 1.42 lakh acres in drought-prone Prakasam district. Yet, the farmers in Ongole, S.N.Padu and Addanki Assembly constitutencies are unable to …
  • Revenge: 3-year-old Ongole boy kidnapped & killed November 19, 2017 6:08 am ONGOLE: A three-year-old boy, Gorantla Manikantha of Dwarakampadu village, Marturu mandal, in Prakasam district was kidnapped and killed by a person of the same village, Annangi Veeranjaneyulu (32). According to police sources, the accused picked the boy …
  • Six-year old Ongole girl hung on to the grills of the capsized boat after her grandparents drowned November 13, 2017 3:21 pm
  • Excursion that began on high note ends in tragedy for 32 from Ongole November 13, 2017 3:30 am VIJAYAWADA: The outing of 72 members of the Ongole Walkers’ Association, which was all fun and frolic early Sunday, ended in a tragedy while they were on a cruise for more than 40 minutes on the waters of the Krishna. All the members reached Vijayawada …
  • This Salt Satyagraha site in Ongole is crying for attention August 15, 2017 8:50 am The sleepy village of Devarampadu was in the limelight before Independence, as it was from here that Andhra Kesari Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu had launched the Salt Satyagaraha on a call given by Mahatma Gandhi. A grand ‘Vijayotsavam stupa’ unveiled in the …
  • KIMS Hospitals unveils 350 bed facility at Ongole in Andhra Pradesh June 1, 2017 7:59 pm
  • Prima Plastics Ltd Commences Commercial Production / Operations at Ongole Plant February 19, 2017 7:17 am The Board of Directors of Prima Plastics Ltd at its meeting held on Feb 5, 2016 had announced the setting up of a new plant for manufacturing of plastic moulded articles at Ongole. The set up of the new plant with an installed capacity of 1500 tons per …
  • Bovine IVF lab to increase Ongole, Punganur count February 17, 2017 3:45 am HYDERABAD: Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University (SVU) will soon launch the mission to preserve the rare bovine breeds of Punganur and Ongole in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania and JK Trust. These breeds will be propagated using the in …