Prakasam Division

  • Udaipur murder: VHP, Bajrang Dal will protest at Telangana district offices June 29, 2022 6:03 pm Hyderabad: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and local Bajrang Dal members have called for a state protest on Thursday condemning the brutal murder of Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The protest will be held at several locations in Hyderabad and all the …
  • VHP & Bajrang Dal calls for protest over Udaipur incident June 29, 2022 5:56 pm Hyderabad: Following the barbaric killing incident in Udaipur, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal units in Hyderabad have called for a protest at various places on Thursday. The VHP and Bajrang Dal on Wednesday have called for burning of effigies of …
  • Hyderabad: VHP, Bajrang Dal call for protest condemning Udaipur incident June 29, 2022 1:36 pm Hyderabad: Condemning the brutal murder of Kanhaiya Lal, a tailor in Udaipur in Rajasthan, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal units in the city have called for a protest at various places on Thursday. The VHP and Bajrang Dal on Wednesday have called …
  • Telangana: TRS Rajya Sabha members take oath in Parliament today June 24, 2022 10:52 am Namaste Telangana Chairman and Managing Director Divakonda Damodar Rao and Hetero Pharma founder Bandi Parthasarathy Reddy were sworn in as Rajya Sabha members today. Damodar Rao and Parthasarathy Reddy took oath in the presence of Rajya Sabha Chairman …
  • Hyderabad: Fishermen stage protest at district collectorate June 13, 2022 2:22 pm Hyderabad: Representatives of the Telangana Matsyakarulu, Matsya Karmika Sangham (TMKMKS), the state’s fishing community’s workers’ union, protested in front of the district collectorate’s office here on Monday demanding the Telangana government to ‘do …
  • Four boys drown in pond in Andhra, locals rescue two girls June 11, 2022 10:47 pm By Express News Service ONGOLE: Four boys drowned in a pond at Akkacheruvu Palem village in Jarugumalli mandal of Prakasam district on Saturday evening. According to police, a group of six children, including two girls, went to Bana Gunta pond around 6 pm …
  • Tomar Advises AP Farmers to Switch to Natural Farming June 11, 2022 12:32 pm Tomar Advises AP Farmers to Switch to Natural Farming Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has advised the farmers to go for natural farming mentioning the side effects of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. On Friday, Tomar inaugurated the …
  • India in good position in terms of agricultural production: Minister June 10, 2022 5:43 pm Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday said India is in a very good position today in terms of agricultural production in which the agricultural scientists have a major contribution besides the farmers and the farmer-friendly policies of …
  • Administrative Building of Krishi Vigyan Kendra inaugurated by N S Tomar June 10, 2022 3:47 pm The Administrative Building of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Kandukur in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, affiliated with the Central Tobacco Research Institute of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, was inaugurated by the Union Minister for …
  • Andhra Pradesh: Switch to natural farming, Tomar advises farmers June 10, 2022 1:08 pm Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has exhorted the farmers to go for natural farming in view of the hazardous effects of chemicial fertilizers and pesticides. Inaugurating the administrative building of the Krishi Vignan Kendra (KVK) at …
  • Education Minister launches development works June 6, 2022 5:14 pm Maheshwaram: Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy laid the foundation stone and inaugurated several development works as part of Palle Pragathi programme undertaken at a cost of Rs 70 lakhs in Saireddyguda village under Kandukur zone on Monday. Speaking …
  • Tobacco growers in Andhra Pradesh get record prices for low grade June 4, 2022 12:55 pm There were no takers for the low grade varieties of tobacco lying idle with the farmers during the same period three years ago, forcing the Andhra Pradesh government then to make a first-of-its-kind intervention, in the market regulated by the Union …
  • Kandukur area hospital bags 'LaQshya' award May 28, 2022 2:32 am TIRUPATI: The labour ward of Kandukur area hospital bagged a prestigious award from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare under ‘LaQshya’ programme, which is aimed at improving the quality of care in labour rooms. The programme also aims at …
  • TRS inducts leaders and workers of various parties May 24, 2022 3:50 pm Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy stated that TRS is the only people's home party in Telangana. On Tuesday, about 100 leaders and party workers of various parties from Mucharla village in Kandukur zone joined the TRS party in presence of Sabita …
  • TS Congress launches Rachabanda; urges farmers to oust TRS May 21, 2022 10:12 pm HYDERABAD/KARIMNAGAR: In order to reconnect with the farmers, the state Congress started Rachabanda programme across the state on Saturday. This follows former AICC president Rahul Gandhi’s suggestion to party leaders to go to villages and explain the …
  • Ryots urged to go for e-crop booking May 21, 2022 2:40 am Nellore District Agriculture Advisory Council Chairman Doddam Reddy Niranjan Babu Reddy on Friday exhorted the farming community to compulsorily to go for e-crop booking, as it would go a long way in getting compensation during times of calamities, like …
  • The Weather Report: No respite for North India from extreme heatwave yet; heavy rains pulverise North East May 16, 2022 8:52 am The Weather Report: On Friday, Sirsa recorded 48.8°C maximum temperature breaking its previous all-time record of highest maximum temperature in any month The heatwave is at the seasonal peak in North West India this week as parts of Rajasthan and Haryana …
  • Farmers happy as tobacco auctions pick up pace in Prakasam district May 16, 2022 2:40 am Express News Service ONGOLE: The auctions initiated by the Tobacco Board for the present season are going on at a brisk pace. Auctions in Prakasam district tobacco auction platforms are picking up pace with good demand in the international market and …
  • Cyclone Asani: Kavali and Kandukuru segments bear the brunt of heavy rains May 12, 2022 8:39 pm Nellore: Overflowing streams and inundation of roads disrupted vehicular movement in several parts of Kandukur region, which recorded 25.6cm of rainfall on Thursday. The neighbouring Ulavapadu mandal recorded 27cm rainfall under the influence of cyclone …
  • Prakasam police nab murderers from Tamil Nadu May 8, 2022 9:06 pm Ongole: Prakasam police arrested two persons, who killed their masters and escaped with large quantity of gold, silver and cash, in the late hours of Saturday. According to Singarayakonda and Chennai police, Srikanth (60) was an auditor and lives in …
  • HMDA awaits guidelines for pooling lands under GO 111 May 2, 2022 4:32 am Hyderabad: After being rebuffed by farmers, HMDA is awaiting guidelines pertaining to Government Order 69, which eases restrictions imposed by GO 111, meant to protect Osmansagar and Himayatsagar, to develop plots. An official said that once the buffer …
  • Tobacco Farmers in Andhra Pradesh Happy After Receiving High Price April 25, 2022 2:27 pm Tobacco Farming Tobacco farmers in Andhra Pradesh's traditional tobacco-growing districts are optimistic, as merchants swooped up bright and medium grade varieties providing premium rates during ongoing auctions in the Southern Light Soil (SLS) and …
  • Rythu Bazars will be revamped: Kakani Govardhan Reddy April 23, 2022 7:38 pm Nellore: Agriculture Minister Kakani Govardhan Reddy assured the government will revamp Rythu Bazars across the state for the benefit of farmers. Inspecting the Rythu Bazar at Fathekhan Pet in the city on Saturday, Kakani said the rythu bazars at Fathekhan …
  • Child marriage averted, minor girl resuced in Rachakonda April 23, 2022 2:55 pm Hyderabad: The Rachakonda Police She Team from Ibrahimpatnam division along with District Child Protection officials averted a child marriage and rescued a minor girl on Saturday. The parents of the girl from Guttagadda thanda in Kandukur mandal had fixed …
  • Food delivery executive dies in accident in Hyderabad April 20, 2022 4:32 am Hyderabad: A food delivery executive died in a road accident at Chaderghat on Monday night. According to the police, the victim D Narsimha (25), a resident of Moosarambagh, worked with a food delivery company and was going along the Chaderghat road on his …
  • Kashmir’s popular rainbow trout will soon be available in Hyderabad April 19, 2022 5:49 pm Hyderabad: Ever heard of a fish variety that could cost you about Rs 2000 per kg? Well! Rainbow Trout does cost that much and is still in high demand, in Hyderabad also. The popularity of the Rainbow trout is so much that in lakes and streams in Kashmir, …
  • Teenager drowns in pond in Ranga Reddy April 17, 2022 1:53 pm Hyderabad: A 10th standard student was drowned in a pond Kandukur in Ranga Reddy district. According to the police, U Vignesh (17), a resident of Thimmapur village in Kandukur mandal of Ranga Reddy district went to the local pond on the village outskirts …
  • Spike in demand, coal shortage, pvt players quoting high prices — why Andhra has a power crisis April 11, 2022 11:17 am Hyderabad: In the grip of a severe power crisis, Andhra Pradesh has over the past three days seen a baby being delivered with the help of mobile phone flashlights during a blackout in a government hospital, industries running on only 50 per cent supply, …
  • Cabinet revamp in Andhra Pradesh: mixed bag of fortunes for aspirants April 10, 2022 5:42 pm While Balineni’s supporters have slipped into despair, the mood in Suresh’s camp is upbeat While Balineni’s supporters have slipped into despair, the mood in Suresh’s camp is upbeat It was a bag of mixed fortunes for the YSR Congress Party MLAs who aspired …
  • New districts in AP to start functioning from Ugadi March 26, 2022 9:56 pm VIJAYAWADA: The process of formation of new districts is nearing completion and a notification to that extent is likely to be issued on March 31. The government received nearly 11,000 objections and suggestions from political parties, organisations and …
  • Locals 'enjoy' free milk after container overturns February 21, 2022 12:17 am  Upon noticing the container and milk spilling over, locals rushed in large numbers with buckets, plastic bottles and cans to collect whatever quantity of milk they could. (DC Image) Hyderabad: People from Kandkur in Rachakonda limits walked home with …
  • Watch: Milk container over turns near Hyderabad, scores gather with buckets to collect milk  February 20, 2022 1:09 pm Published: Published Date - 05:48 PM, Sun - 20 February 22 Hyderabad: Hundreds of liters of milk spilled on the road after a container overturned at Kandukur in Ranga Reddy district on Sunday afternoon. According to the police, the milk loaded container …
  • Create new dist. with Markapur as headquarters, demands TDP January 31, 2022 3:06 am Activists of the Telugu Desam Party pressed their demand for a new district with Markapur as its headquarters and symbolically submitted a petition in this regard to a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary, in Kanigiri on Sunday. The activists, …
  • Hyderabad finally feels bone-chilling winter January 30, 2022 2:45 am Hyderabad: Winds blowing south from the north, and northeast, and over much of Telangana over the past few days have brought down temperatures significantly in several districts, including in Hyderabad, with the minimum temperature hovering around the 10º …
  • Guntur, Krishna, West Godavari MLAs participate in meet on school mapping January 29, 2022 2:16 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Education Minister Audimulapu Suresh said the Opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is making false claims on the school mapping programme being carried out as part of the National Education Policy (NEP).  The minister …
  • Andhra Pradesh to have 26 new districts soon January 25, 2022 9:20 pm Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh government proposes to set up 26 new districts by reorganising the existing 13 districts for administrative convenience and to provide efficient administration. The newly proposed 26 districts and their headquarters include: …
  • Prakasam’s positivity rate soars to 63 per cent  January 24, 2022 2:45 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: The daily Covid positivity rate in Prakasam, which reported 1,399 cases on Sunday, has skyrocketed to 63.2 per cent. As the infection has been spreading virulently in many places of the district, the figure is above 60 per …
  • Now, you can apply for plots in Andhra Pradesh smart townships January 12, 2022 1:04 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy formally launched the website of Jagananna Smart Townships at his camp office at Tadepalli on Tuesday. It will accept applications for layouts in Dharmavaram of Anantapur, Mangalagiri …
  • Jagananna Smart Township to fulfil dreams of middle classes January 12, 2022 12:18 am VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said that the government aims to ensure that every poor person has a home and the dream of owning a house for middle-class people will be fulfilled through the Jagananna Smart Township scheme. The Chief …
  • 10 gates of Somasila reservoir lifted, 75,994 cusecs discharged November 19, 2021 3:43 am Heavy rain pounded several parts of the south coastal Andhra Pradesh under the influence of the low pressure over the the Bay of Bengal on Thursday. Normal life was thrown out of gear in several places in Nellore district as there was no let-up in the …
  • App-based collection of property tax in villages to commence soon November 13, 2021 4:21 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: To ensure transparency in the revenue generation of gram panchayats, the State government has reportedly decided to start house/property tax collection in villages through a mobile application. As part of its …
  • Not-so-cracking Deepavali for Ongolites November 4, 2021 8:48 am Incessant rain since a few days has taken the sheen off Deepavali, the festival of lights, in Ongole and other parts of Prakasam district. While it was COVID-19 last year that deprived people of the festive joy, it is continuous wet spell this time that …
  • Man held for duping banks using duplicate passbooks October 24, 2021 3:05 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Prakasam police on Saturday arrested one white collar offender who had been involved in withdrawing cheques using duplicate passbooks and cheque books of several bank customers. Kandukur DSP K Srinivasa Rao conducted a press …
  • 4,600 complaints received at 'Revenue Spandana' in Andhra Pradesh October 22, 2021 5:38 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: ‘Revenue Spandana’, a unique and special public grievance receiving programme designed by the district administration to resolve all land related problems kickstarted across the district on Thursday. A very good public …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Ongole: Anganwadis demand increase in menu charges June 27, 2022 8:43 pm Ongole (Prakasam District): Anganwadi workers and helpers demanded that the government must increase menu charges, provide one gas cylinder and resolve all pending issues like dues etc immediately, to provide freshly cooked lunch to pregnant and lactating …
  • ROB/RUB works to begin soon in Ongole June 24, 2022 8:50 pm Ongole : (Prakasam District) Ongole MP Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy advised the officials of railways, road and buildings departments and Ongole Municipal Corporation to cooperate and coordinate with each another to construct the roads-over-bridges and roads- …
  • Ongole : Free mock test for AP EAPCET candidates June 24, 2022 8:50 pm Ongole : (Prakasam District) The management of Brilliant Computer Institute in Ongole announced that they are conducting free mock test on June 28 and 29 for the AP EAPCET candidates to help them accustomed to the online examination system. Briefing the …
  • Ongole : Magunta, Balineni lay stone for endowments office... June 24, 2022 8:50 pm Ongole (Prakasam District) : Ongole MP Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy and MLA Balineni Srinivasulu Reddy laid foundation stone for the construction of the office of Endowments department here on Friday. The foundation was laid in 0.10 acre beside Rangarayudu …
  • Andhra Pradesh: Thousands take part in ‘Olympic Run’ in Ongole June 23, 2022 1:20 pm Thousands of youths took part in the ‘Olympic Run’ organised by the District Sports Authority and Prakasam District Olympic Association on Thursday. The run was flagged off by Ongole Mayor Gangada Sujatha. She, along with sportspersons and sports …
  • Ongole : BSNL employees and retirees demand new pay scales, other ... June 22, 2022 2:11 am Ongole : (Prakasam District) The members of All Unions and Associations of BSNL (AUAB), including the leaders from local units of NFTE BSNL, BSNLEU, SNEA, AIQETOA, SEWA and others staged a protest at BSNL office in Ongole on Tuesday. The leaders of BNSL …
  • Andhra Pradesh: Ongole resident dies in a ghastly road accident... June 19, 2022 8:07 am In a tragic incident, an Andhra origin died in a road accident in Canada, while another was seriously injured and is battling death in hospital. The incident took place on the morning of the 16th of this month according to local time. Going into the …
  • Andhra Pradesh: Move to transfer assets of municipal schools rocks Council meet in Ongole June 16, 2022 3:09 pm The proposal of transfer of the assets of municipal schools to the Education Department rocked the Ongole Municipal Corporation Council meeting on Thursday. Amid the protests by the corporators from the opposition parties and the counters by the ruling …
  • Vishwa Sevika Trust runs shelter for elderly women in distress in Andhra Pradesh's Ongole June 5, 2022 1:49 am Express News Service ONGOLE: For over two decades, Vishwa Sevika, a voluntary organisation, has been running an old-age home for poor and orphaned women in Ongole. The shelter was founded and run by three friends, who after retiring from service, set aside …
  • Mahanadu in Ongole created history, claims TDP May 29, 2022 10:35 pm Ongole (Prakasam District): TDP State president Kinjarapu Atchannaidu said that he was overwhelmed by the response from public and party workers for the Mahanadu held on Ongole. He said the success of Mahanadu amid restrictions and non-cooperation from the …
  • Andhra Pradesh: Grand start to NTR's birth centenary fete in Ongole May 28, 2022 1:21 pm The year-long birth centenary celebrations of the former Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party founder N.T. Rama Rao began on a grand note, as more than a lakh TDP workers swarmed the busy Addanki bus stand centre here to remember the darling of the masses …
  • Chandrababu addresses TDP cadre at Mahanadu in Ongole, criticises ... May 27, 2022 11:09 am Telugu Desam Party national president and former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has flagged that Andhra Pradesh was devastated during the administration of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. He made harsh remarks stating that anarchical rule was …
  • Telugu Desam's annual Mahanadu-2022 to be held in Ongole this year from May 27 May 26, 2022 9:52 pm Vijayawada: The Telugu Desam’s annual Mahanadu-2022, to be held in Ongole this year from May 27, has a special edge this year. The birth centenary celebrations of thespian and party founder N.T. Rama Rao will begin on May 28. TD president and former chief …
  • Ongole: Government creating obstacles for Mahanadu, alleges TDP May 25, 2022 8:47 pm Ongole (Prakasam District): Telugu Desam Party senior leader and former Minister Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy alleged that the YSRCP government is creating obstacles for the TDP Mahanadu in Ongole, scheduled on Friday and Saturday. Chandramohan Reddy along …
  • Ongole town turns yellow; Mahanadu begins tomorrow May 25, 2022 8:47 pm Ongole(Prakasam District): Ongole town is almost ready to host Telugu Desam Party's Mahanadu on its 40th anniversary and kick-starting the yearlong celebrations of 100th birth anniversary of the party founder NT Rama Rao, on May 27 and 28. Prakasam …
  • Andhra Pradesh: Five inter-State thieves nabbed in Ongole May 21, 2022 12:20 pm Using latest information technology tools, the Prakasam police have achieved a breakthrough in a series of property offences and nabbed a five-member gang of thieves hailing from Karnataka. The police recovered gold ornaments worth ₹12.50 lakh from them, …
  • TDP to hold its annual ‘Mahanadu’ conclave in Ongole from May 28 May 18, 2022 6:09 am AMARAVATI: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Andhra Pradesh's main opposition, is preparing to hold its 'Mahandu,' or annual conclave, in Ongole on May 27 and 28, with party president N. Chandrababu Naidu exhorting party members to be ready for …
  • TDP gears up for annual conclave ‘Mahanadu’ at Ongole May 18, 2022 5:03 am Andhra Pradesh’s main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is gearing up to hold its ‘Mahandu’ or annual conclave near Ongole on May 27 and 28 with the party chief N. Chandrababu Naidu exhorting party cadres to be ready for early elections. The party on …
  • Ongole: Classes 3, 4 & 5 to be mapped in high schools in 1 km... May 16, 2022 7:51 pm Ongole: In continuation of mapping of primary classes into classes in high schools, the government is now exercising the procedure to map schools within a range of one kilometre during the academic year of 2022-23. The district officials have already …
  • Ongole: Bank loans to tobacco farmers assured May 12, 2022 9:35 pm Ongole: Tobacco Board Chairman Yadlapati Raghunadha Babu assured that he will take steps to supply fertilisers to farmers taking the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war into consideration. On Thursday, he reviewed the availability and supply of fertilisers to …
  • Ongole: Collector AS Dinesh Kumar asks officials to speed up land ... May 7, 2022 8:47 pm Ongole: Prakasam District Collector AS Dinesh Kumar on Saturday instructed the RDOs and tahsildars in the district to clear the pending claims of the land acquisition immediately. He conducted a review meeting here with the officials on the status of land …
  • Ongole: PACE celebrates Achievers Day May 7, 2022 8:47 pm Ongole: Pace Institute of Technology of Science, Ongole, celebrated Achievers Day on Saturday at college open auditorium here as 751 students have got placed as software professionals in different MNCs. On this occasion all parents of the students who have …
  • Ongole: TDP condemns police action on women May 2, 2022 9:52 pm Ongole: Telugu Desam Party Ongole parliamentary district president Dr Nukasani Balaji condemned the police action on women trying to gherao Home Minister Taneti Vanitha, during her visit to GGH Ongole on Monday. Balaji said that the TDP women workers were …
  • TD Mahanadu in Ongole from May 28 April 26, 2022 1:50 am By Express News Service ONGOLE : The TDP has decided to hold its annual ‘Mahanadu’ conclave  in Ongole from May 28. Due to the elections and Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, TDP held Mahanadu online for the last two years. The party usually organises its …
  • Rs 400 crore Ongole drinking water project gets approval April 23, 2022 1:02 am By Express News Service ONGOLE:  Drinking water supply works are picking up pace in Ongole city. A detailed project report (DPR) of the drinking water supply project has been approved and soon the authorities will move forward to invite tenders for the …
  • Family stranded in Ongole after RTA officials take away their car for CM programme April 21, 2022 11:46 pm Nellore: The suspected over-enthusiasm on the part of Ongole Road Transport Authorities to secure vehicles for Chief Minister’s Convoy on Wednesday has caused trouble to a family consisting of a male, two women and two children. The family was bound for …
  • Pawan Kalyan condemns controversial incident in Ongole April 21, 2022 12:41 pm It is reported that a family of pilgrims was yesterday stranded in Ongole after Road Transport Department staff snatched their vehicle to beef up security arrangements for Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy. The family was on their way to …
  • YS Jagan furious over Ongole incident, two RTO officers suspended April 21, 2022 8:51 am The government has responded to the controversy erupted due to the Ongole RTO officials act. The CMO officers who entered the field after an outrage from the people and suspended in connection with an incident in which a passenger was threatened and the …
  • Ongole civic body to get new council building April 20, 2022 12:54 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Ongole Municipal Corporation (OMC) is going to get a new council building with chambers for mayor and deputy mayor soon.The OMC authorities took a decision to go for a new building as there are no separate chambers for the …
  • Elaborate arrangements for CM Jagan programme in Ongole on Apr 22 April 18, 2022 8:04 pm Nellore: Elaborate arrangements are being made for the visit of Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy to Ongole on April 22 when he would launch the third round of the YSR Zero Interest scheme. Sources said he is likely to make an announcement on an important …
  • Ongole Cattle: All You Need To Know About This Breed With Disease Resistance & High Milk Production April 17, 2022 11:55 am Ongole Cattle The Ongole breed, like other cattle breeds in India, gets its name from the region where it is bred. It is also known as the Nellore breed since Ongole Taluk, a division of a district, was previously part of the Nellore district but is now …
  • Andhra Pradesh: Oasis Fertility centre launched in Ongole March 22, 2022 3:27 pm Hyderabad: Noted chain of IVF centres, Oasis Fertility has added one more full-fledged facility at Ongole, Andhra Pradesh, a press release said. The IVF centre at Ongole is the fourth facility of Oasis Fertility in Andhra Pradesh, apart from centres in …
  • Andhra Pradesh: 9 buses gutted in fire in Ongole March 1, 2022 11:00 am Published: Published Date - 02:16 PM, Tue - 1 March 22 Amaravati: Nine private Volvo buses were completely gutted in a huge fire in Ongole town of Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district on Tuesday, police said. The incident occurred near Ongole Urban …
  • Ongole cattle centre to get Rs 10 cr facelift January 26, 2022 1:57 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: The Ongole Breed Cattle Conservation Centre (OBCCC), at Naguluppalapadu (NG Padu) mandal in Prakasam, is finally getting the much-needed facelift with Rs 10 crore sanctioned to it under the Centre’s Gokul Gram scheme of the …
  • TTD offers 256 Ongole cattle to Prakasam ryots January 15, 2022 1:45 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: As part of its programme to promote organic farming, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) will be giving 256 cattle of Ongole breed to farmers in Prakasam district. On Tuesday, 40 cows and bulls of the breed arrived at …
  • Minister inaugurates cricket tourney in Ongole January 8, 2022 2:58 am Energy Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy on Friday inaugurated an inter-State cricket tournament organised by the Balineni Venkateswara Reddy and Rama Devi memorial committee at the ABM College grounds in Ongole. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister …
  • CMR Shopping Mall opened in Ongole January 1, 2022 4:39 am By Express News Service Actress Pragya Jaiswal and model Nabha Natesh at the event | ExpressVIJAYAWADA: CMR Shopping Mall was inaugurated in a grand manner near Tulasiram Theater on Kurnool Road in Ongole town of Prakasam district on Friday by Minister for …
  • Jagan to launch Aasara in Ongole on October 7 October 5, 2021 4:46 am By Express News Service ONGOLE: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will inaugurate YSR Aasara programme at a public meeting to be held at the PVR Municipal High School (boys) Ground in Ongole on October 7. The Chief Minister will distribute Rs 6,400 crore …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Highway killing: Ongole court sentences 11 to death including Munna May 24, 2021 12:25 pm Ongole: Ongole district court on Monday sentenced highway killer Munna and 10 others to death. Munna and his gang were accused of stopping lorries on the highway posing as policemen and killing drivers and cleaners. Four such cases came to light in the …
  • 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
  • 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 …