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Visakhapatnam Division

  • 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: …
  • Powerlifting champion Sadiya Almas felicitated January 25, 2022 3:19 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Shaik Sadiya Almas, who secured a gold medal in powerlifting during the Asian Powerlifting Championship held in Turkey, recently, was felicitated by the Muslim Development Society at a programme here on Sunday. Speaking …
  • Andhra cabinet ratifies GOs on pay scales, retirement age January 22, 2022 1:31 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Standing firm on its decision regarding the new Pay Revision Commission (PRC), the State cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday, ratified the Government Orders issued …
  • Andhra Cabinet approves agreement with IndiGo Airlines January 21, 2022 6:25 pm (MENAFN- IANS) Amaravati, Jan 21 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet on Friday approved an agreement with IndiGo Airlines to operate flights from Kadapa and Kurnool airports. The airline will operate four services a week starting from March 27, Information …
  • Jagan inaugurates slew of projects in Vizag December 18, 2021 4:31 am Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday inaugurated various development and beautification works at VMRDA Park (popularly known as VUDA Park) here. He also inaugurated various works taken up under the Smart City project, under the auspices of the …
  • ‘Implement plan to revive sugar mills’ December 11, 2021 4:42 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The BJP on Friday urged the State government to come to the rescue of the sugarcane farmers by reviving the sugarcane mills being run under the cooperative sector. BJP AP unit chief Somu Veerraju, in an open letter to …
  • Three north coastal districts of AP on high alert as Cyclone Jawad set to hit coast on Saturday December 3, 2021 11:50 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: A high alert has been sounded in the three north coastal districts -- Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, and Srikakulam district --  as Cyclone Jawad is hurtling towards the coast. According to the India Meteorological …
  • High alert as cyclone threat looms December 3, 2021 5:53 am Collector cancels leave of officials, keeps rescue teams ready, and announces closure of tourist places The district administration is on high alert following following the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) caution over the well-marked low- pressure …
  • Telugu film lyricist ‘Sirivennela’ Seetharama Sastry passes away December 1, 2021 1:08 am Award-winning Telugu lyricist and Padma Shri awardee ‘Sirivennela’ Seetharama Sastry passed away on November 30 evening due to lung cancer-related complications. He was 66. A medical bulletin issued by the KIMS Hospital said that he passed away at 4.07 p.m …
  • The last potter of Visakhapatnam November 23, 2021 8:51 am Despite rising clay prices and the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, 90-year-old Srikakulam Pardes still sits at his wheel every day, deftly shaping diyas for Deepavali Srikakulam Pardes stoops over his potter’s wheel, scooping out small diyas with …
  • Paddy to be procured from 155 centres October 26, 2021 7:53 pm The AP Civil Supplies Corporation has decided to procure paddy from the farmers in the district for kharif season in 2021-22. A total of 155 paddy procurement centres in the district have been identified for this purpose, Joint Collector M. Venugopala …
  • YSRCP stages protest over TDP leader’s alleged barbs October 22, 2021 2:54 am Cadres and supporters of the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Thursday launched a 48-hour protest called Jana Aagraha Deeksha against the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) over alleged derogatory comments made by TDP spokesperson K. Pattabhiram against Chief …
  • Chances of third wave in the district not ruled out: experts October 8, 2021 7:34 pm The COVID-19 positivity rate in the district is currently hovering around 1%. It has not yet come down to zero till date, as it had happened after the first wave, and still the daily cases are oscillating between 30 and 60 cases. But experts say that the …
  • Weakening Cyclone Gulab brings very heavy rains to Visakhapatnam, other parts of North Andhra September 27, 2021 8:34 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Very heavy to extremely heavy rain battered Visakhapatnam city and other parts of Visakhapatnam district, several places in Vizianagaram district, Srikakulam district, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, and parts of …
  • Sweeper in King George Hospital arrested September 22, 2021 1:39 pm The city police arrested six persons for allegedly involved in four cases, here on Wednesday. Addressing the media here on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crimes) V. Suresh Babu said that in one case, the police teams have arrested M. Rajesh(26), …
  • TDP leaders stall traffic in Anakapalle September 18, 2021 6:31 am Telugu Desam Party(TDP) leader and former MLA Peela Govind Satyanarayana and former MLC Buddha Naga Jagadeesh alleged that the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), which came to power on the promise of extending Minimum Support Price (MSP), has cheated the farmers. …
  • 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 …
  • 10-km long human chain formed to protest against Visakhapatnam Steel Plant privatisation August 29, 2021 10:35 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Visakha Ukku Parirakshana Porata Committee, spearheading the agitation against privatisation of Vizag Steel further intensified the stir on Sunday with hundreds of people, including steel plant workers, leaders and …
  • Andhra Pradesh: E-Permit at market yards mandatory August 23, 2021 4:36 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: So as to facilitate easy issuance of permission for transport of agriculture products, an e-permit system will be launched in Visakhapatnam soon. Though the system was launched in January last year, it could not be …
  • Vizag-based teacher excels in grooming students August 22, 2021 2:15 am Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM:  Teaching is not only his profession but also passion, which he follows with a devotion to bring about a change in students from rural areas. Konathala Phanibhushan Sridhar, who bagged the national best teacher award for …
  • New chairperson of Visakhapatnam Metro Region takes over August 19, 2021 2:38 pm The YSR Congress Party leader Akramani Vijaya Nirmala has taken charge as the new chairperson of Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA) at the office here on Thursday. She signed the appointment letter in the presence of Tourism …
  • Covid vaccine clinical trial centre in Vizag August 15, 2021 5:00 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The first vaccine clinical trial centre for Covid 19 set up under the Mission Covid Suraksha in both the Telugu States was inaugurated at the Adavivaram Rural Health Training Centre here on Saturday. Vizag was chosen …
  • Call to draw inspiration from Alluri August 9, 2021 6:32 am I am fortunate to visit the region where the leader, his followers fought against the British: Nirmala Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman paid tributes to revolutionary freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju and his followers Gantam Dora and Mallu …
  • No Vizag, Vijayawada Metro Rail for now August 5, 2021 5:08 am KURNOOL: The ambitious Metro Rail projects may not see the light of the day in Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada, at least not in the foreseeable future. This setback comes in the backdrop of the state government’s failure to submit its revised proposals in …
  • Granular jaggery set to vie with sugar for shelf space August 2, 2021 3:03 am Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Compared to sugar, jaggery has more nutritional and medicinal values. But sugar has an advantage as it is in granular form, making it easy for packaging and convenient for use. Thanks to an innovative technology developed …
  • Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation undertakes survey to develop 793 slums July 12, 2021 4:09 am Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: To give a facelift to the city, which is all set to become the executive capital of the State, the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) took up a flash survey on Sunday as a first step towards slum …
  • Low pressure triggers rainfall across coastal Andhra Pradesh July 11, 2021 8:50 am Several parts of the State are receiving light to heavy rainfall due to the formation of a low pressure over west-central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts on Sunday morning. According to India …
  • Anakapalle Flyover Accident July 7, 2021 9:56 am
  • Under-construction flyover beam collapses in Andhra Pradesh, 2 killed July 7, 2021 4:41 am An under-construction flyover's beam collapsed on a car at Anakapalle in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district on Tuesday, leading to the death of two people. Police identified the deceased as Satish Kumar and Susanth Mohanty, who were sitting in …
  • Anakapalle Flyover July 6, 2021 4:54 pm
  • Two occupants of car killed as flyover under construction collapses in Visakhapatnam July 6, 2021 3:42 pm By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Two people were killed and a couple of vehicles crushed when the concrete beams of a flyover under construction came crashing down at DIET college at the Anakapalle bypass road in Visakhapatnam district on Tuesday. …
  • Vizag reels under heavy downpour June 23, 2021 9:32 pm Visakhapatnam: The Port City received a heavy downpour on Wednesday under the influence of favourable weather conditions including active southwest monsoon. According to AP State Development Planning Society (APSDPS), Parawada received 103mm rainfall, …
  • New medical colleges will give impetus to rural health infra: CM June 1, 2021 3:29 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:  Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy virtually laid the foundation stone for the construction of 14 government medical colleges/teaching hospitals, and 14 nursing colleges on Monday. He announced `5 lakh financial …
  • Andhra CM lays foundations for 14 medical colleges May 31, 2021 6:18 pm Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday virtually laid the foundation stones for the construction of 14 medical colleges in the state. With the addition of the new colleges coming up at Piduguralla, Machilipatnam, Vijayanagaram, …
  • Rural areas hit hard by second wave of COVID May 28, 2021 12:28 am The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected rural areas on a much larger scale as compared to the first wave last year. During the first wave, the spread of the virus was largely limited to rural pockets in Narsipatnam and Anakapalle (Rural) …
  • Psychologist from Vijayawada teaches young girls, married women to dream April 19, 2021 8:03 pm Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Braving all odds, a 35-year-old psychologist from Vijayawada is on a mission to improve literacy rate among young girls and women, bring out the best in them, and inspire them so that they can follow and live their dreams …
  • Pandemic hits revenue of South Central Railway Vijayawada division during 2020-21 April 10, 2021 9:05 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the revenue of South Central Railway Vijayawada division during 2020-21. A total of Rs 2,494 crore revenue was earned by the division as against Rs 5,000 crore earned during 2019-20.  …
  • In first meet, GVMC council adopts resolution against VSP privatisation April 10, 2021 8:50 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: A resolution opposing the 100 percent disinvestment of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant was adopted unanimously by the GVMC council, in its first meeting on Friday. Mayor Golagani Hari Venkata Kumari, who chaired the meeting …
  • Andhra Pradesh: GVMC council resolves against VSP privatisation April 10, 2021 1:02 am VISAKHAPATNAM: The first council meeting of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) on Friday unanimously passed a resolution against the privatisation of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP). The issue was on top of the agenda and taken in response …
  • ‘Executive’ decision: Jagan makes inroads into TDP's Visakhapatnam strongholds March 15, 2021 4:58 am Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The YSRC has come out with flying colours in the GVMC elections by winning a majority of the seats. The ruling party also made inroads into strongholds of the TDP in Visakhapatnam North, West and East. The party won 90 …
  • Local body polls: Civic issues galore in Vijayawada West March 6, 2021 4:16 am Express News Service Vijayawada West Constituency 22 Divisions 3.5L Population 9 Divisions in hillslope areas VIJAYAWADA: When a 52-year-old auto driver Kakara Manikyam migrated to Vijayawada from a remote village near Anakapalle in search of a better life …
  • ‘43 acres land in Anakapalle exempted from 22A’ March 6, 2021 3:57 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: YSRC MP V Vijayasai Reddy has said an extent of 43.17 acres of land worth Rs 731 crore under 990 survey subdivision was exempted from section 22A category,  giving much relief to 3,000 families in Lakshmidevi Peta, …
  • Anakapalle’s dilemma: to merge with GVMC or not March 5, 2021 3:37 am Will the inclusion of Anakapalle municipality in the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) breathe fresh life into the condition of its wards? Residents are divided over the issue even as the municipality finds itself battling a severe …
  • TDP holds crucial meet on GVMC polls February 24, 2021 11:08 pm VISAKHAPATNAM: Top Telugu Desam leaders discussed prospects of their candidates in the ensuing GVMC elections here on Wednesday in the backdrop of several contesting candidates withdrawing their nominations and joining the ruling party. State president of …
  • In the Eastern Ghats, a small movement is underway to protect the endangered pangolin February 23, 2021 2:30 pm Environmental organisations are working towards protecting the hapless animal from a massive trafficking threat Shy, solitary and nocturnal, the pangolin is believed to be the world’s most trafficked animal. The toothless, sticky-tongued creature thrives …
  • Andhra Pradesh cops foil Telugu Desam's yatra, detain key leaders January 22, 2021 6:34 pm TIRUPATI: Tension prevailed for some time in Tirupati when Telugu Desam leaders were to take out a ‘Dharma Parirakshana Yatra’ to protest against the spate of attacks on temples in the state. The Tirupati urban police foiled the yatra, scheduled to take- …
  • Land acquisition issues delaying major road projects in State January 21, 2021 6:15 am The six-lane Anandapuram - Anakapalle and 200-km Vizianagaram - Rajamahendravaram stretches among them The Roads and Buildings Department has decided to focus on land acquisition as several projects are dogged by delay in non-completion of the relevant …
  • ‘Mystery’ behind plan for new medical colleges in farm research lands January 19, 2021 3:26 am By J.V. Lakshmana Rao Post-independent India has turned a big leaf from being a food shortage country to food surplus nation and the credit goes to the green revolution as a result to a great extent of the extensive research that has been carried out by …
  • Narsapur-Secunderabad special trains to clear festive rush January 17, 2021 5:52 pm By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: South Central Railway (SCR) will run two one-way special trains from Narsapur and Anakapalle to Secunderabad to clear extra rush of passengers on Sunday. These special train will be fully reserved services. The Narsapur- …
  • Infrastructure, tourism get big push in city of destiny, Visakhapatnam January 1, 2021 5:25 am Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The City of Destiny has been in focus in the year 2020. The year saw quite a number of  infrastructure and tourism projects, which have been proposed to catapult the city into the big league. Vizag has been the choice of …
  • Land grabbing row between TDP, YSRCP heats up December 28, 2020 10:24 am Visakhapatanam: High drama prevailed at the well-known Saibaba Temple on Beach Road in Visakhapatnam on Sunday morning when Anakapalle MLA Gudivada Amaranth and a large number of YSRCP workers waited for TDP MLA Velagapudi Ramakrishna Babu to swear on Baba …
  • From being ridiculed to being celebrated; Viva Harsha on his journey to success December 24, 2020 5:35 am Express News Service HYDERABAD: I was an introvert. I suffered from an inferiority complex. I never travelled by public transport as people would laugh at my face and gossip about my weight, height, complexion, skin and even my second name,” confesses …
  • Revenue officials take back 239 square yards from TD MLA December 21, 2020 8:41 am VISAKHAPATNAM: The revenue department took possession of a government land at Rushikonda here with the help of police on Sunday morning. The land, measuring 293 square yards, is located at survey number 21 and was under the possession of TDP Visakhapatnam …
  • Hope for solution as panel on 'Pancha Gramalu' temple land issue meets December 7, 2020 3:59 am Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The contentious issue of ‘Pancha Gramalu’ lands has been hanging fire for the last 25 years. All the previous attempts have failed to break the ice. The previous TDP government had issued a GO on regularisation of the …
  • Demand for agriculture polytechnic courses in Andhra on the rise November 30, 2020 5:36 am Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: There is an increasing demand for the courses being offered through agriculture polytechnics. With more opportunities opening up in the agriculture sector, demand for agriculture technicians is also increasing. Village …
  • Awards reflect full freedom given to police: HM Mekathoti Sucharita October 31, 2020 4:28 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharita on Friday said Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has given full freedom to the police. The State police could bag many national awards due to freedom given to them, she claimed. …
  • Kuchipudi dancer Shoba Naidu passes away October 14, 2020 11:05 am Renowned Kuchipudi dancer Padma Shri Shobha Naidu died in Hyderabad in the early hours of Wednesday. A disciple of the legendary guru Vempati China Satyam, Shoba Naidu was born at Anakapalli in Visakhapatnam district in 1956. “She was admired even by those …
  • New farm Acts: farmers confused about its impact, worried about future October 12, 2020 7:12 am Primarily, many farmers feel that the amendment to the Essential Commodities Act might affect their farming prospects and their choice of crop. The NDA government has pushed three farm Bills in both Houses of Parliament, but it has left the farmers in the …
  • Torrential rains batter parts of Rayalaseema, snap road links October 12, 2020 3:39 am By Express News Service CHITTOOR/KADAPA/VIJAYAWADA: Heavy and continuous rains in parts of Rayalaseema since Saturday night has left several streams in Kadapa and Chittoor districts overflowing, and thrown life out of gear. Two persons, who were …
  • New medical colleges in three years, promises CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy October 1, 2020 5:50 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Stressing on providing all the modern medical facilities at the new medical colleges coming up in the state, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said the hospitals should have a corporate look and asked officials not to …
  • TDP begins revamp with eye on local body polls September 24, 2020 6:05 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Telugu Desam Party, which is facing rough weather in North Andhra, particularly in Visakhapatnam after one of its four MLAs switched loyalties, has begun the exercise of revamping the party organisational structure so …
  • Officials focus on mass testing in containment zones September 6, 2020 5:37 pm Ever since the first COVID-19 positive case was recorded in the last week of March, the district administration has put its focus on testing, especially in the containment zones. The testing in the GVMC limits began on April 6 and from 11 tests on that day …
  • Visakhapatnam COVID-19 patients count at 38,000 with 1,025 new cases September 2, 2020 3:00 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The district reported over 1,025 Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, pushing the total to 38,131. With the death of seven more persons in the last 24 hours, the toll mounted to 265. As many as 987 persons were discharged from …
  • Serosurveillance kicks off in Visakhapatnam district September 1, 2020 2:53 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM:  After conducting serosurveillance in Krishna, Anantapur, East Godavari and Nellore districts, the state government has kicked off the survey—which estimates the presence of antibodies against an infectious disease …
  • ‘Naidu trying to dent city’s brand image’ August 21, 2020 5:11 am Anakapalle MLA says govt. committed to all-round development of the State YSR Congress Party MLA Gudivada Amarnath on Thursday accused TDP national president N. Chandrababu Naidu has been relentlessly trying to damage the brand image of Visakhapatnam. …
  • Visakhapatnam COVID-19 count breaches 20,000-mark, partial lockdown in Anakapalle August 11, 2020 4:58 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The district breached the 20,000-mark in Covid-19 count as 620 new cases were reported on Monday. Now, the total number of corona cases rose to 20,525. As many as 972 people were discharged from Covid hospitals in the …
  • ENC Band performs for COVID-19 warriors August 6, 2020 5:25 am As part of the 74th Independence Day celebrations, Eastern Naval Command organised a live performance of the Navy Band as a tribute to COVID-19 warriors, at the Bojjana Konda heritage site in Sankaram on Wednesday. Cmde Sanjeev Issar, Naval Officer-in- …
  • Projects worth Rs 385 crore on fast track in Visakhapatnam August 5, 2020 6:56 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Post lockdown, the Visakhapatnam Metro Regional Development Authority (VMRDA) has expedited works of projects worth Rs  385 crore, for which Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy laid the foundation last December. …
  • Visakhapatnam's industrial landscape set for a change after Governor's 'capital' nod August 1, 2020 5:56 am Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The City of Destiny has become the executive capital of Andhra Pradesh with Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan giving his consent to the decentralisation bill passed by the Assembly. Now, the focus will be on Visakhapatnam …
  • COVID-19 count breaches 5,000-mark in Visakhapatnam; district toll at 61 July 24, 2020 5:01 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The COVID-19 count in Visakhapatnam district breached 5,000-mark on Thursday. As many as 1,733 cases were registered in the last 48 hours, taking the count to 5,165. With the death of six persons in the last 48 hours, …
  • Visakhapatnam Covid count breaches 3,000-mark, 48 die in last 20 days July 21, 2020 3:31 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The Covid-19 count in Visakhapatnam district breached 3,000-mark with 209 infections on Monday. After the first case was reported in Allipuram on March 19 when a 65-year-old Saudi returnee tested positive, in 104 days …
  • Anakapalle chemist charred to death in Visakha Solvents Pharma city fire, Parawada July 14, 2020 10:57 am Visakhapatnam: A chemist was found charred to death and another survived with 40 percent burns in the major fire that erupted at Visakha Solvents Ltd Plant in Ramky’s Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City (JNPC), Parawada. The chemist was identified as Kandregula …
  • Number of discharges more than active cases in the district July 13, 2020 5:54 pm While the total number of COVID-19 cases in the district has seen a steep rise in the last one month taking the total to 2,078 as on June 13th morning, the brighter side has been the number of discharges. Visakhapatnam is one among the few districts where …
  • APSRTC likely to launch ‘Pratham’ mobile app on July 20 July 10, 2020 4:14 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) is likely to launch ‘Pratham’, a first-of-its-kind mobile application, on July 20 to encourage cashless transactions among passengers during Covid-19 pandemic. …
  • With 102 new cases, district tally shoots up to 1,238 July 4, 2020 5:06 pm In a steep spike, 102 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from Visakhapatnam district on Saturday. This is for the first time, the district crossed 100-mark within 24 hours. With the new cases, the total number of cases as on Saturday is 1,238. The …
  • Visakhapatnam sees big spike for second consecutive day with 41 COVID-19 cases June 23, 2020 2:16 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: For the second consecutive day, Visakhapatnam reported the highest number of COVID-19 cases.The district which reported the highest number of 35 cases on Sunday, recorded the further single-day spike of  41 cases on …
  • SCR extends special parcel train services June 22, 2020 4:11 am The South Central Railway (SCR) decided to extend the services of special parcel trains in some routes due to increasing patronage. The parcel trains would run for six more months in selected routes, the officials said. Ten special parcel trains would run …
  • ‘Bhogapuram airport will spur growth in North Andhra region’ June 16, 2020 5:30 am The greenfield international airport proposed in Bhogapuram will spur economic activity and growth in the north Andhra region and, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts stand to gain the maximum benefits, the business chamber and air travellers’ …
  • Rs 1,000 fine likely on Vizagites without mask in public places June 11, 2020 4:33 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The district administration is contemplating imposing Rs 1,000 fine on those who are not wearing masks in public places, Collector V Vinay Chand said. Speaking to mediapersons here on Wednesday, the Collector said, “ …
  • Monsoon may cover most of Andhra Pradesh by tomorrow: IMD June 9, 2020 5:00 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Southwest monsoon, which entered Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, is expected to cover most of the state by Wednesday. Under its influence, there may be widespread rainfall activity from Tuesday to Thursday. IMD Amaravati …
  • Anakapalle in Visakhapatnam shut after 14 positive COVID-19 cases reported in a single day June 6, 2020 4:24 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM:  For the first time since coronavirus outbreak, Anakapalle town was brought under lockdown as it recorded 14 positive cases in a single day (Friday). All these  cases are primary and secondary contacts of positive …
  • Alarm in tribal areas of Andhra Pradesh over spread of Covid-19 June 3, 2020 7:25 am Vijayawada: For the fourth day in a row, Andhra Pradesh recorded more than 100 new cases of coronavirus infection on Tuesday. With the 115 new cases reported on Tuesday, the total has now reached 3,791. With no death of Covid-19 patient reported, the death …
  • 3000 MT of essential goods transported by SCR in lockdown  June 1, 2020 2:00 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:  The Vijayawada Division of SCR has transported a record of 3,000 tonnes of essentials through special parcel trains during lockdown. Of the total, 2,000 tonnes of essentials were transported in May, which included 60 …
  • Coronavirus count in Visakhapatnam up to 99 May 26, 2020 5:08 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: With 10 more people testing positive on Monday, the total number of corona cases in Visakhapatnam district went up to 99. Of them 64 were discharged from hospitals and one person died. Now, there are 34 cases in the …
  • After Doctor Stripped To Waist, Hands Tied In Andhra, Policeman Suspended May 17, 2020 7:11 pm Visakhapatnam police have booked multiple cases against the doctor, who said he was being targeted Visakhapatnam: Several distressing videos emerged from Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam on Saturday, in which a doctor stripped to the waist and shouted …
  • Watermelons come to the rescue of the poor May 16, 2020 2:18 am The watermelon has become the preferred source of food for hundreds of migrant labourers who are making a long, arduous trek back to their hometowns in the merciless heat. The fruit is cheap and filling, and also provides much-needed hydration, say the …
  • Visakhapatnam Deploys Government Teachers To Manage Crowd Outside Wine Shops May 5, 2020 8:10 pm Teachers were deployed to regulate the chaotic queues outside liquor shops along with cops (File) Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh: Governent school teachers in Vishakhapatnam were brought in to control the massive crowd of tipplers, pushing and shoving each …
  • Andhra Pradesh: 80 girls from Srikakulam, other districts stuck in Pollachi spinning mill May 4, 2020 5:26 am Express News Service SRIKAKULAM: Around 80 girls from Srikakulam, Anakapalle and Rajamahendravaram are stranded at Pollachi near Tirupur in Tamil Nadu due to the  lockdown. With no alternative, they have been staying in a spinning mill godown after the …
  • Woman who travelled from Vijayawada to Vizag in lorry tests coronavirus positive  April 29, 2020 8:00 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: COVID-19 positive cases in Visakhapatnam went up to 23 on Wednesday as a 65-year old woman from Chintalapalem village of Kasimkota Mandal tested positive. The woman, who works as a cook in a corporate college in …
  • 2 suspended for diversion of PDS rice  April 29, 2020 3:36 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: A ration shop dealer and mandal-level stock point supervisor were suspended on Tuesday following preliminary probe into alleged diversion of Public Distribution Scheme (PDS) rice meant for distribution to ration card …
  • Intense thunderstorms lash Coastal AP, Telangana, Tamil Nadu April 26, 2020 11:53 am Intense thunderstorms accompanied with gusty winds/squally weather/hailstorm and rainfall exceeding five cm lashed Coastal Odisha, North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and North Tamil Nadu on Saturday/Sunday as thunderheads paraded along the …
  • Helping hands: Here’s how community kitchen and NGOs in Visakhapatnam are helping the homeless April 9, 2020 10:14 am Knives slice through vegetables, rice is washed and ladles clang against cauldrons at the Guruwara Sadh Sangat in Visakhapatnam. At the crack of dawn, every day, 12 in-house staff start cooking for 600 people. They work swiftly as the officials from …
  • Special Parcel Express ferries essentials in time of COVID-19 pandemic April 4, 2020 4:49 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:  To ensure uninterrupted supply of essential commodities to various parts of the country, South Central Railway has started a Special Parcel Express on April 2 from Secunderabad to Howrah enroute halts at Kazipet, …
  • Strong demand for space on SCR’s Special Parcel Express to Howrah April 3, 2020 4:12 pm The South Central Railway has started running Special Parcel Express trains to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential commodities across the country. As part of this initiative, a Special Parcel Express was started on April 2 from Secunderabad to Howrah …
  • Stranded in Steel City, she walks 100 km barefoot March 29, 2020 4:11 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Holding a 2-year-old son in her arm and carrying her belongings on head, a 35-year-old tribal woman is on a nearly 100 km walk from Vizag to Paderu in Agency area following a 21-day lockdown announced by the Centre to …
  • Andhra Pradesh reports its first COVID-19 case after Italy returnee tests positive March 12, 2020 1:41 pm By Express News Service NELLORE/VISAKHAPATNAM: A post-graduate student, who returned from Italy to Nellore recently tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. It is the first case of coronavirus reported in Andhra Pradesh. Confirming it, the Department …
  • SCR installs new passenger info system at Anakapalle stn March 12, 2020 1:12 am
  • Bizman, doctors, IRS: Anakapalle contest has it all  April 2, 2019 5:49 am Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Four fresh faces are in the fray Anakapalle Lok Sabha constituency, but all of them have good rapport with the people as they performed well in various professions.The TDP fielded Adari Anand Kumar, son of dairy …
  • Vizag’s Anakapalle jaggery market back on even keel January 17, 2017 5:29 pm Visakhapatnam, Jan. 17:   The Jaggery market at Anakapalle in Visakhapatnam district has returned to normal two months after demonetisation, and the trade, farmers and the labour are now quite comfortable with cashless transactions. For a month after …
  • Anakapalle jaggery market back on an even keel January 17, 2017 3:11 pm Visakhapatnam, Jan. 17:   The jaggery market at Anakapalle in Visakhapatnam district, the biggest in the State, has returned to normal two months after demonetisation, and the trade, farmers and the labour are now quite comfortable with cashless …
  • Jagan govt carves out 13 new districts in Andhra, names one after TDP founder January 27, 2022 9:21 am The YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government on Wednesday carved out 13 new districts from the existing 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh by delimitation of their boundaries “for better administration and development of the areas”. According to a notification, the …
  • Andhra Pradesh comes up with draft notification to form 13 new districts by Ugadi January 27, 2022 7:11 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:  The Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday issued a draft notification to create 13 more districts, taking the total to 26. The notification was issued a day after the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led cabinet gave its approval …
  • AP issues draft gazette notification on 26 districts January 27, 2022 6:02 am Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh government issued a preliminary draft gazette notification to have 26 districts for the state by restructuring the existing 13 districts and creating 13 more districts on Wednesday. It invited objections and suggestions from …
  • Andhra Pradesh To Get 13 New Districts, Total To Be 26 January 27, 2022 4:58 am With creation of 13 new districts, Andhra Pradesh will have a total of 26 districts. (Representational) Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government issued draft notifications on Wednesday for carving out 13 new districts out of the existing 13, taking the …
  • Andhra Pradesh map set to change with 13 new districts January 26, 2022 8:58 am (MENAFN- IANS) Vijayawada, Jan 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh celebrated 73rd Republic Day with the announcement to create 13 new districts. The new districts will come into being from Ugadi, the Telugu New Year. A notification to double the number of districts …
  • 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: …
  • Do not allow visitors without masks to the tourist spots: ITDA PO January 12, 2022 10:11 am Project Officer of Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA), Paderu, R Gopala Krishna has instructed the tahsildars, mandal parishad development officer’s (MPDOs) to conduct regular checks at tourist spots in Visakha Agency such as Araku, Paderu, …
  • The eligible denied benefits January 4, 2022 8:08 pm Thousands of farmers are denied benefits under the Rythu Bharosa scheme due to payment rejections by banks Vantala Singanna, from a Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group of G Madugula block of Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, set out recently to …
  • Wanted: School buildings for tribal children in Visakhapatnam December 28, 2021 7:38 am Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Here’s a school with a difference. As many as 30 students hold umbrellas to protect themselves from the sun as their teachers conduct the classes, thanks to the lack of a proper school building.  Sitting under umbrellas, …
  • Jagan inaugurates slew of projects in Vizag December 18, 2021 4:31 am Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday inaugurated various development and beautification works at VMRDA Park (popularly known as VUDA Park) here. He also inaugurated various works taken up under the Smart City project, under the auspices of the …
  • Tents sheltering tourists trending in tourist spots in Vizag December 16, 2021 8:44 am The demand for tents has grown after Visakhapatnam has started recording shivering temperature to as low as below 15 degrees Celsius Visakhapatnam: Tents providing shelter to tourists are trending now in tourist spots here in Andhra Pradesh. Shortage of …
  • Jagan asks officials to gear up for third wave of Corona December 13, 2021 9:59 pm Vijayawada: Chief Minister Jagan has directed the health authorities to expedite Covid vaccination so as to prevent the spread of the pandemic in the state. The chief minister held a high-level meeting with health minister AKK Srinivas and other senior …
  • Butterfly study in Vizag shows Eastern Ghats yet to be discovered December 12, 2021 4:29 am (MENAFN- IANS) By Narendra Puppala Hyderabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Butterflies - in contrast to their dainty name and fragile appearance - are a hardy species. And their presence tells us a lot about the surrounding eco-system, feels Dr Mantha Ramamurthy. He …
  • Three north coastal districts of AP on high alert as Cyclone Jawad set to hit coast on Saturday December 3, 2021 11:50 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: A high alert has been sounded in the three north coastal districts -- Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, and Srikakulam district --  as Cyclone Jawad is hurtling towards the coast. According to the India Meteorological …
  • High alert as cyclone threat looms December 3, 2021 5:53 am Collector cancels leave of officials, keeps rescue teams ready, and announces closure of tourist places The district administration is on high alert following following the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) caution over the well-marked low- pressure …
  • Visakhapatnam’s millet idli that impressed the Vice President November 29, 2021 7:53 am On a recent visit to Visakhapatnam, M Venkaiah Naidu enjoyed a breakfast of innovative conical idlis, wrapped in vistharaku leaves, and made by Chittem Sudheer from nine varieties of organic millets grown in the tribal belt of Paderu Chittem Sudheer was in …
  • Tourist places abuzz with picnickers in the district November 28, 2021 7:32 pm Tourist places were abuzz with picnickers in the district. Being the last Sunday of the 'Karthika Masam' the footfalls were high at almost all the places compared to previous weeks. Beach Road stretch from Naval Coastal Battery to Bheemili …
  • Twelve new butterfly species recorded in the Eastern Ghats of Visakhapatnam district November 23, 2021 4:51 pm The study was recently published in a scientific journal and brought to light some interesting facts Gossamer-winged butterflies conjure up images of flowery fields and sunshine-soaked gardens. Indicators of a healthy environment and ecosystem, butterflies …
  • 74 students of Govt school fall ill in Vizag, food poisoning suspected November 23, 2021 9:39 am  According to officials, they were served dinner at 6 pm and half an hour later, the girls, all aged between 10 and 14 years, started vomiting and complained of severe stomach pain. (ANI/Representational) Visakhapatnam: Around 74 students of Kasturba …
  • 117 KGBV girl students fall sick after eating ‘stale’ food in Visakhapatnam’s Paderu November 23, 2021 8:04 am Paderu Additional District Medical & Health Officer Leela Prasad says that food and water samples have been collected samples are being sent to lab for testing As many as 117 girl students from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) were hospitalised …
  • ICDS team visits two hamlets in Andhra Pradesh's Gudutur panchayat to collect data November 15, 2021 6:14 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM:  Woes of 84 tribal children in Boddu Mamidi and Nitta Mamidi hamlets in Gudutur panchayat of G Madugula mandal, who are deprived of admission in Anganwadi schools, will come to an end soon. In response to a report (No …
  • Gang procured ganja from Andhra-Odisha border: Police November 10, 2021 4:23 am By Express News Service KOCHI: The three-member gang arrested for smuggling 225kg of ganja from Andhra Pradesh to Perumbavoor procured the narcotic from Paderu village, situated on Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border, police said. Paderu had made headlines after …
  • SEB destroys ganja crop worth Rs 165 cr so far November 8, 2021 4:41 am Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: ‘Operation Parivarthana’, a joint initiative of the Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) and the State police, has resulted in destruction of ganja crop worth Rs 165 crore in 800 acres in four Agency mandals of Visakhapatnam …
  • Paddy to be procured from 155 centres October 26, 2021 7:53 pm The AP Civil Supplies Corporation has decided to procure paddy from the farmers in the district for kharif season in 2021-22. A total of 155 paddy procurement centres in the district have been identified for this purpose, Joint Collector M. Venugopala …
  • YSRCP stages protest over TDP leader’s alleged barbs October 22, 2021 2:54 am Cadres and supporters of the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Thursday launched a 48-hour protest called Jana Aagraha Deeksha against the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) over alleged derogatory comments made by TDP spokesperson K. Pattabhiram against Chief …
  • Time ripe for the imposition of President's rule in Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu October 21, 2021 11:48 am Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on October 21 began his 36-hour protest demonstration against the attacks on his party offices, calling them acts of 'State-sponsored terrorism' and demanding Central …
  • No Covid positive cases in Visakhapatnam Agency for two weeks October 10, 2021 11:24 pm VISAKHAPATNAM: Despite several hurdles, health workers could succeed in achieving 100 per cent vaccination of the first dose to people under the jurisdiction of at least 10 public health centres (PHC) out of total 36 in Visakhapatnam Agency. The district …
  • ‘Aakashavaani’ movie review: Definitely an original gem October 1, 2021 4:07 am Original stories are rarely heard, forget about being made into cinema. Debut director Ashwin Gangaraju’s story comes as a breath of fresh air to Telugu cinema. Aakashavani has a sensible plot with a parable. Also Read | Get ‘First Day First Show’, our …
  • Heavy rain inundates low-lying areas in Visakhapatnam September 27, 2021 1:10 pm After the Cyclone Gulab made its landfall about 20 km north of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday night at around 8 p.m., the Visakhapatnam city received copious rain till Monday evening. From the steady drizzle that began on Sunday morning, heavy …
  • Bharat Bandh evokes contrasting response in Telugu states September 27, 2021 6:36 am The day-long Bharat Bandh called by Samyukta Kisan Morcha evoked contrasting response in the two Telugu states on Monday. While normal life was affected in Andhra Pradesh with the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) supporting the shutdown call, the bandh …
  • YSR Congress wins 86 MPTC seats in Vizag district September 19, 2021 9:59 am The ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) bagged 86 of the 103 MPTC seats, declared till 1 p.m., in the counting for the Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituency (MPTC) and Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituency (ZPTC) elections on Sunday. The Telugu Desam …
  • TDP leaders stall traffic in Anakapalle September 18, 2021 6:31 am Telugu Desam Party(TDP) leader and former MLA Peela Govind Satyanarayana and former MLC Buddha Naga Jagadeesh alleged that the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), which came to power on the promise of extending Minimum Support Price (MSP), has cheated the farmers. …
  • Solar energy being tapped to water fallow land in Agency September 10, 2021 6:19 am A large extent of land in Paderu region in Visakhapatnam Agency is being left fallow even though the area has healthy soil and receives high rainfall, with many people migrating to other places in search of work. As per the District Development Report 2019 …
  • Andhra BJP general secretary Lokula Gandhi passes away August 22, 2021 4:24 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:   BJP state general secretary Lokula Gandhi passed away on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. The party members said that Gandhi succumbed to dengue at KGH hospital in Visakhapatnam. Senior party leaders …
  • Demand for tribal university grows louder August 21, 2021 3:53 am Express News Service ADILABAD: Though it has been seven years since the Central government gave a green signal to establish a tribal university in Telangana, quality education is still a distant dream for the marginalised communities in the State. …
  • Covid vaccine clinical trial centre in Vizag August 15, 2021 5:00 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The first vaccine clinical trial centre for Covid 19 set up under the Mission Covid Suraksha in both the Telugu States was inaugurated at the Adavivaram Rural Health Training Centre here on Saturday. Vizag was chosen …
  • YSRC MPs seek pending Rs. 6,750 crore from centre July 28, 2021 6:55 am  Apart from seeking the pending Rs. 6,750 crore payment from the centre, the YSRC MPs wanted the unit cost of an Anganwadi centre enhanced to Rs. 20 lakh, permission for utilising MGNREGS funds for paying wages towards planting of stones during resurvey of …
  • Andhra Pradesh: High alert sounded in Agency ahead of Maoists’ bandh today July 1, 2021 7:11 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: A high alert was sounded in the agency villages of Visakhapatnam district ahead of the bandh call given by Maoists in the Andhra-Odisha Border area on July 1. The bandh call is in protest against the June 16 …
  • COVID-19 effect ebbs in Agency areas in Visakhapatnam June 21, 2021 1:50 am Visakhapatnam: The agency tracts in Visakhapatnam are slowly wriggling out of the clutches of Covid-19, which has claimed 53 lives in the second wave. Additional district medical and health officer Dr P. Leela Prasad said 1,500 samples were tested during …
  • New medical colleges will give impetus to rural health infra: CM June 1, 2021 3:29 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:  Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy virtually laid the foundation stone for the construction of 14 government medical colleges/teaching hospitals, and 14 nursing colleges on Monday. He announced `5 lakh financial …
  • Andhra CM lays foundations for 14 medical colleges May 31, 2021 6:18 pm Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday virtually laid the foundation stones for the construction of 14 medical colleges in the state. With the addition of the new colleges coming up at Piduguralla, Machilipatnam, Vijayanagaram, …
  • Jagan Reddy lays foundation for 14 new medical colleges in Andhra May 31, 2021 1:20 pm AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday laid the foundation stone for the establishment of 14 new medical colleges across the state to provide advanced medicare and better healthcare services for the future generations. At …
  • Rural areas hit hard by second wave of COVID May 28, 2021 12:28 am The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected rural areas on a much larger scale as compared to the first wave last year. During the first wave, the spread of the virus was largely limited to rural pockets in Narsipatnam and Anakapalle (Rural) …
  • Not just Covid, Vizag agency mandals also battle seasonal fevers May 20, 2021 3:30 am Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Agency areas in the district are facing double whammy with the spurt in both Covid-19 and seasonal fever cases following the recent sporadic rains.The tribal areas in 11 mandals of Visakhapatnam were able to minimise the …
  • Jungle reels May 8, 2021 6:04 am Express News Service Remember films like Adavi Ramudu (1977), Adavi Donga (1985) and Bobbili Raja (1990)? These were iconic Telugu films, yes, but the other commonality between them is how they are all set in a forest. You can see why forests make for an …
  • Top priority for setting up proposed medical colleges: Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy May 4, 2021 6:50 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has instructed the officials to give top priority for setting up  medical colleges across the states as planned and expedite the works. Reviewing progress of Nadu-Nedu ( Health) scheme …
  • Build medical colleges at fast clip: Jagan to officials May 4, 2021 12:28 am Vijayawada: Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday directed officials to expedite setting up of medical colleges in the state. Reviewing the pace of construction of buildings to accommodate the newly sanctioned medical colleges with senior …
  • Rush for beds: People walk into hosps sans calling 104 April 28, 2021 5:44 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: While officials claim that hospital beds are being allocated to all who seek admission through ‘104’ service (after determining their level of infection), many waiting outside hospitals were found to be those people who …
  • ‘TrueNat tests will begin in two days in Agency’ April 26, 2021 7:38 pm Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) Project Officer Venkateswar Salijamula has directed officials to be on alert to prevent the spread of second wave of COVID-19 in the 11 mandals of the Agency. He held a review meet with medical and health …
  • 139 kg of ganja worth Rs 14 lakh seized from car March 14, 2021 8:11 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:   Sleuths of Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) seized 139 kg of ganja worth Rs 14 lakh from a car during a vehicle check at Ramesh Nagar in Ibrahimpatnam on Saturday evening.   According to the SEB, Ponnaganti Upendra of …
  • Going the extra mile to make Agency roads safer March 12, 2021 5:57 am City-based Ken Foundation has pasted reflective stickers at accident-prone areas along the ghat roads of the Agency area in Visakhapatnam district in the hope of minimising road mishaps. Volunteers of the NGO have covered a stretch of 40 km between Araku …
  • Tribal people stage protest January 4, 2021 8:09 pm The tribal people of five villages in Raavikamatam mandal staged a ‘vanta varpu’ (cooking in the open) protest outside the Raavikamatam Mandal Revenue Office at Raavikamatam in the district on Monday demanding issuance of Recognition of Forest Rights (ROFR …
  • Series of attacks on temples in Andhra triggers outrage January 2, 2021 11:52 am Amaravati, Jan 1 (IANS) A series of incidents of vandalism of Hindu temples in Andhra Pradesh has triggered public outrage and demands from the opposition parties for stringent action even as Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy promised that the …
  • Another holy place vandalised near AP's Paderu January 1, 2021 7:39 pm VISAKHAPATNAM: Another act of vandalising a holy place has taken place at Komalamma temple close to Vantlamamidi near Paderu in the agency area of Visakhapatnam district on Friday. The incident comes close on the heels of Lord Rama’s statue being …
  • AP School Reopen: CM calls for stress-free education as classes restart November 3, 2020 3:23 am AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy instructed officials to opt for stress-free education, following a five-month long disruption caused by Coronavirus pandemic. He said students should not be forced to complete the syllabus in …
  • COVID scare deprives tourists of ‘chill in air’ thrill October 31, 2020 6:51 am Despite drop in temperatures in Vizag Agency, the region, particularly Lambasingi, missed the Dasara rush Drop in temperatures in the Agency areas of Visakhapatnam district generally draws tourists who love enjoying the chilly weather. Lambasingi and …
  • Torrential rains batter parts of Rayalaseema, snap road links October 12, 2020 3:39 am By Express News Service CHITTOOR/KADAPA/VIJAYAWADA: Heavy and continuous rains in parts of Rayalaseema since Saturday night has left several streams in Kadapa and Chittoor districts overflowing, and thrown life out of gear. Two persons, who were …
  • Srikakulam now has less than 2,000 active coronavirus cases October 11, 2020 4:31 am By Express News Service SRIKAKULAM: Active Covid-19 cases in the district fell below 2,000 after 361 patients were discharged from hospitals and Covid care centres on Saturday. Of the 1988 patients still undergoing treatment for the coronavirus in the …
  • There seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel for tribal farmers October 7, 2020 6:31 am Life has never been easy for small and marginal farmers, but the struggles of tribal farmers appear worse. With no title deeds for their land (farm) holdings or access to markets, finance or education, the tribal farmers have managed to survive all …
  • Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy gives out forest rights pattas to tribals October 3, 2020 3:42 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday distributed Recognition of Forest Rights (RoFR) pattas to tribal beneficiaries in the State. Over the next month, about 1.53 lakh tribals will get pattas for three lakh acres …
  • New medical colleges in three years, promises CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy October 1, 2020 5:50 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Stressing on providing all the modern medical facilities at the new medical colleges coming up in the state, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said the hospitals should have a corporate look and asked officials not to …
  • Adventure tour groups swing back to business September 28, 2020 11:10 am History narrator Jayashree Hatangadi has been living in Visakhapatnam for several decades. An avid traveller, there are barely any areas in and around the city that she hasn’t visited. However, recently, when Wilded a city-based adventure tourism group …
  • Visakhapatnam district's COVID-19 tally breaches 41,000-mark September 7, 2020 5:56 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The district recorded more recoveries than fresh cases though it breached the 41,000-mark in COVID-19 tally on Sunday. As many as 573 fresh cases were reported, taking the total to 41,517. Five persons died in the 24 …
  • Officials focus on mass testing in containment zones September 6, 2020 5:37 pm Ever since the first COVID-19 positive case was recorded in the last week of March, the district administration has put its focus on testing, especially in the containment zones. The testing in the GVMC limits began on April 6 and from 11 tests on that day …
  • Over 500kg of ganja seized in Thiruvananthapuram; single biggest seizure in Kerala September 6, 2020 9:12 am A covert operation that spanned Kerala and Karnataka resulted in the seizure of 500 kg of marijuana from a container lorry at Attingal in the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram early on Sunday.  The State Excise Enforcement Squad (SEES) has arrested a …
  • Visakhapatnam COVID-19 cases count breaches 39,000 mark September 4, 2020 3:32 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Inching closer to the 40,000-mark, the coronavirus tally in Visakhapatnam rose to 39,519 as the district recorded 695 infections on Thursday.  With two more casualties recorded in the 24 hours ending Thursday 9 am, …
  • Medical staff dance with infectees at Covid centre in Andhra Pradesh August 24, 2020 3:16 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Medical staff of Paderu came up with a novel way to bust the stress among the people who tested positive for Covid-19. They danced with the patients at the Covid care centre at the Youth Welfare Centre in Paderu to …
  • Visakhapatnam coronavirus count breaches 30,000-mark August 24, 2020 3:16 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The district breached the 30,000-mark in Covid count on Sunday. As many as 991 cases were reported in 48 hours, pushing the total to 30,216. Eleven more persons died, taking the toll in the district to 213. As many as …
  • The ever-flourishing narco business is least impacted by coronavirus lockdown August 8, 2020 8:01 pm Even at 11.30 pm, there is no dearth of people at the Bhubaneswar railway station. But the parcel booking office is not usually that crowded around that time. On August 1, Sagar Pradhan and Santosh Sahoo from Odisha’s Ganjam districts arrived at the …
  • Meet Roopa Koduvayur and Chandana Koppisetti, the women of ‘Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya’ August 7, 2020 7:33 am Physiotherapist Chandana Koppisetti and dancer-medico Roopa Koduvayur make an impressive debut in Telugu cinema Until the Telugu film Uma Maheshwara Ugra Roopasya began streaming on Netflix, its makers were tight-lipped about its leading women. The story …
  • Colleges in Andhra Pradesh to reopen on October 15 August 7, 2020 6:15 am Vijayawada: After nearly a seven-month gap, colleges across Andhra Pradesh will reopen on October 15. Announcing this, chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy stated that all CET exams would be conducted in September. At a review meeting on higher education …
  • Human Rights Forum: LS segment-based district formation irrational July 21, 2020 3:31 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM:  The Human Rights Forum (HRF) has felt that formation of smaller districts is long overdue as Andhra Pradesh has a very low number of districts. However, the government is contemplating making the parliamentary …
  • Paderu’s first C-section delivers a bundle of joy July 12, 2020 4:24 am When 23-year-old Lochali Vasantha, a native of Hukumpeta mandal in Visakahapatnam district, was brought to the District Hospital at Paderu on July 6, in an advanced stage of pregnancy, she was in a state of panic since she had learnt that she developed …
  • 6 critical in Andhra after 70 fall sick consuming beef July 9, 2020 10:15 am Jul 09, 2020 (MENAFN via COMTEX) -- (MENAFN - IANS) Visakhapatnam, July 9 (IANS) At least 70 people in an Andhra Pradesh village have reported sick of whom six at least are battling for their lives after allegedly consuming cooked beef from a cow that went …
  • Visakhapatnam COVID-19 count breaches 600-mark June 26, 2020 3:56 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Visakhapatnam district breached the 600-mark on Thursday. Total number of cases went up to 615 as 44 new cases were reported. This apart, one more death was reported in the district, taking the total number of deaths …
  • Police detain senior Telangana Congress leaders during wee hours of state formation day June 2, 2020 5:22 am By Express News Service HYDERABAD: In the wee hours of Tuesday as Telangana was observing its sixth state formation day, Telangana police personnel descended at the houses of senior Congress leaders including present MPs and MLAs in different parts of the …
  • Congress to stage deeksha along Krishna, Godavari May 24, 2020 4:58 am By Express News Service HYDERABAD: TPCC president and Nalgonda MP N Uttam Kumar Reddy has announced that the party would stage a deeksha demanding the completion of pending irrigation projects on the Krishna and Godavari rivers in the State. In a meeting …
  • Kurnool civic body chief shunted over denial of burial of covid victims May 1, 2020 11:09 am With 386 Covid positive cases in Kurnool district alone, the curve is going up without showing any signs of flattening Kurnool: The Kurnool Municipal Commissioner has been shunted out after Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed shock and anger at the …
  • Stranded in Steel City, she walks 100 km barefoot March 29, 2020 4:11 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Holding a 2-year-old son in her arm and carrying her belongings on head, a 35-year-old tribal woman is on a nearly 100 km walk from Vizag to Paderu in Agency area following a 21-day lockdown announced by the Centre to …
  • More screening, isolation facilities at tourist centres: Muttamsetti March 20, 2020 9:58 am A coronavirus testing machine (RTPC) and other equipment, all worth ₹1 crore, will be installed at the virology lab of King George Hospital (KGH) here, Tourism Minister Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao has said. The Minister was addressing the media here on …
  • ‘Operation Sura’ taken up to curb supply of illicit liquor March 12, 2020 7:52 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: To check liquor and money inflow during the local body elections, police and excise departments jointly launched Operation Sura.In surprise raids carried out across the State, officials arrested as many as 702 persons …
  • CM Jagan to launch  hospital Nadu-Nedu  in Kurnool today February 18, 2020 7:02 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:  ‘Nadu - Nedu’ (Now and then) in hospitals, a scheme initiated by the State government to upgrade facilities in government hospitals for ensuring  quality medical treatment to patients, will be launched by Chief Minister …
  • Thousands of tribals gather for land rights in Visakha Agency February 13, 2020 9:09 am Thousands of Adivasis congregated in Paderu in Visakhapatnam district on Wednesday at a public meeting to demand that constitutional provisions and legislations for the protection of their rights be implemented in earnest. Tribals from 11 mandals of the …
  • Rs 130 crore for 236 roads, 57 buildings in Agency areas January 11, 2020 6:03 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:   Deputy Chief Minister (Tribal Welfare) P Pushpa Srivani has said the government released `130.46 crore for laying roads and construction of 56 buildings in the Agency areas. She hopes that 236 roads, once completed, …
  • Balanced regional development is our goal: Jagan Mohan Reddy January 4, 2020 9:22 am Lending credence to his concept of decentralisation, Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy said on Friday that his government was taking decisions that would ensure development of all the regions and equitable distribution of water and funds among them. In …
  • Andhra Pradesh CM launches enhanced YSR Arogyasri Scheme in Eluru January 3, 2020 11:15 am By Express News Service ELURU (ANDHRA PRADESH):  Andhra Pradesh chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday said that every decision taken by his government is based on the sole objective of ensuring ensure fruits of development and administration reach …
  • Pattas to eligible tribal farmers before February by Andhra Pradesh government  December 22, 2019 2:35 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The State government is committed to give pattas for cultivable land to all eligible tribal farmers as per the Forest Rights Act, principal secretary of tribal welfare RP Sisodia said on Saturday. Addressing a …
  • Andhra Assembly passes Bill for separate SC, ST commissions December 17, 2019 12:05 am Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Monday cleared The Andhra Pradesh State Commission for Schedule Tribes Bill, which will enable the government set up a separate commission each for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled …
  • Fake currency racket busted in Andhra Pradesh, 2 foreign nationals among 5 held December 8, 2019 5:51 am By Express News Service KADAPA: The Kadapa police arrested a five-member gang, including two persons from the Republic of Cameroon, involved in the circulation of counterfeit currency, cybercrimes and sale of ganja and seized Rs 7.28 lakh counterfeit …
  • 2 Cameroon nationals among five held for online fraud December 8, 2019 2:07 am The Hindu | Fake currency, Ganja seized from accused in Kadapa lodge A criminal gang having involvement in multiple formats of crime landed in the police dragnet in Kadapa on Saturday. With a lodge in Kadapa city as its headquarters, the team of five, …
  • AP home for Lanka's 'nowhere people' December 6, 2019 12:31 am R.V. Nagar (Visakhapatnam agency): While hardliner Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksha was assuring Indian media of the development of Tamils in north Sri Lanka, a group of  Tamils from Jaffna was celebrating the forty-ninth birthday of  Veeraswamy …
  • ‘Humanism is my religion, keeping my word is my caste’: Andhra CM Jagan December 3, 2019 5:18 am By Express News Service GUNTUR:  Amid criticism by Opposition parties over his religion and caste, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday said, “Humanism is my religion and keeping my word is my caste”.   Jagan said his detractors …
  • 'Humanism' is my religion, 'keeping up my word' is my caste says Jagan rebutting criticism December 2, 2019 10:44 am By Express News Service GUNTUR: Amid criticism by the opposition parties over his religion and caste, Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday gave a sharp rebuttal to his detractors saying, "humanism is my religion and keeping up …
  • Sathya Sai development programme in Andhra Pradesh to improve lives of tribal people November 20, 2019 11:47 pm By Express News Service ANANTAPUR: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation on Wednesday launched Sri Sathya Sai National Tribal Development Programme at Prasanthi Nilayam. The session commenced at 8 am, where tribal communities from 12 States participated.  …
  • Chintapalle in Vizag Agency shivers at 8.1° C November 14, 2019 4:51 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM:  Chintapalle recorded the minimum temperature of 8.1° Celsius in Vizag Agency on Wednesday. The minimum temperatures are sliding day after day in the Agency. Minimum temperature in Chintapalle, Lambasingi, Araku, …
  • Agency bandh disrupts tourist traffic to Andhra Pradesh's Paderu November 12, 2019 9:45 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Tourists to the famous destination of Paderu had to face severe problems on Tuesday with transportation facilities to agency areas in Visakhapatnam district disrupted due to the bandh call given by various tribal …
  • Recurring bane for Visakha Agency October 28, 2019 12:00 pm Diseases like malaria, dengue, viral fevers, chikungunya and typhoid are a recurrent feature in Agency areas of Visakhapatnam every year, thanks to insanitary conditions and lack of access to clean drinking water. With awareness being low in the interior …
  • Heavy rains disrupt life in Agency areas of Andhra Pradesh September 14, 2019 3:52 am Heavy rains continue to disrupt life in the Agency areas of the district. Several roads, culverts, and bridges that connect the interior areas with the plains have been damaged. Interior mandals in Paderu, Munchingput, and G.K. Veedhi are the worst-hit. …
  • YSRCP Paderu MLA Giddi Eswari joins TDP November 27, 2017 8:29 am [India], Nov 27 (ANI): In a major setback for the YSR Congress Party, one of their Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Giddi Eswari on Monday joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP). Giddi Eswari, who is a MLA from the Paderu constituency, joined the TDP in …
  • Paderu court summons 13 cops, further trial in Vizag  September 15, 2017 6:19 am VISAKHAPATNAM: After the Supreme Court ordered that trials be expedited and concluded within six months in the case of alleged gang-rape of 11 women of  Kondh tribe, a particularly vulnerable tribal group, at Vakapalle village of Vishakapatnam Agency, the …
  • AP issues draft gazette notification on 26 districts January 27, 2022 6:02 am Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh government issued a preliminary draft gazette notification to have 26 districts for the state by restructuring the existing 13 districts and creating 13 more districts on Wednesday. It invited objections and suggestions from …
  • Police nab two ganja peddlers after hot chase January 26, 2022 1:56 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: A gang of ganja peddlers from Maharashtra created a flutter in Narsipatnam on Tuesday when they tried to escape in a car. However, two of the gang members were apprehended by police after a filmy-style chase in the …
  • 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: …
  • Visakhapatnam police geared up to curb cockfighting during Sankranti festival January 13, 2022 10:22 am Apart from binding over some main organisers the District Police have taken up an extensive awareness campaign Though cockfight during the festival is much rampant and organised and much bigger and grand scale in the districts of East and West Godavari and …
  • Law and order situation deteriorating in Narsipatnam, says TDP’s Ayyanna Patrudu January 11, 2022 5:40 am Former Minister and senior leader of the TDP Ch. Ayyanna Patrudu has alleged that the law and order situation in Narsipatnam has deteriorated due to failure of the police to initiate remedial measures. In a video release on Monday, Mr. Patrudu said that a …
  • Dengue fever cases rise in Vizag Agency area January 9, 2022 3:41 am Visakhapatnam: Dengue cases have been increasing rapidly in the city and Agency areas, overshadowing the good news that fewer cases of malaria were reported. In the first week of the New Year, 20 dengue positive cases have been registered. According to …
  • 10 inter-state drug peddlers held, 240 kg ganja seized December 18, 2021 1:26 am Hyderabad: Special Operations Team (SOT) sleuths of Rachakonda arrested 10 inter-state drug peddlers and seized 240 kilos of ganja. Acting on specific information provided by counter intelligence sleuths, the SOT LB Nagar zone cops along with …
  • Three north coastal districts of AP on high alert as Cyclone Jawad set to hit coast on Saturday December 3, 2021 11:50 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: A high alert has been sounded in the three north coastal districts -- Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, and Srikakulam district --  as Cyclone Jawad is hurtling towards the coast. According to the India Meteorological …
  • AP govt eyes locations in Vizag for water sports October 31, 2021 8:40 pm Visakhapatnam: The state government is studying the feasibility of establishing a water sports facility in this region. Three locations – Pedacheruvu, Tajani and Ravanapalli -- have been identified in the agency and a team of officials from the departments …
  • 110 kg ganja seized, 2 peddlers arrested in Hyderabad October 30, 2021 5:33 am By Express News Service HYDERABAD: Two peddlers were held and 110 kg of ganja was seized from their possession by the LB Nagar and Abdullapuramet police on Saturday. As per the police, both Lubaram Solanki and Kishan Ram hailing from Rajasthan, decided to …
  • Telangana gets its act together to check growing drug menace October 24, 2021 3:40 am The decision of the Telangana government to crackdown on drug abuse comes in the wake of growing menace of consumption of cannabis (ganja), opium and other psychotropic substances in Hyderabad and some other parts of the State. The large-scale seizure of …
  • YSRCP stages protest over TDP leader’s alleged barbs October 22, 2021 2:54 am Cadres and supporters of the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Thursday launched a 48-hour protest called Jana Aagraha Deeksha against the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) over alleged derogatory comments made by TDP spokesperson K. Pattabhiram against Chief …
  • Time ripe for the imposition of President's rule in Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu October 21, 2021 11:48 am Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on October 21 began his 36-hour protest demonstration against the attacks on his party offices, calling them acts of 'State-sponsored terrorism' and demanding Central …
  • 239 booked for ganja smuggling in Hyderabad October 20, 2021 7:50 am By Express News Service HYDERABAD: Hyderabad city police in an attempt to curb the ganja menace in the city, have arrested 128 persons involved in 82 cases of smuggling ganja and seized 1,500 kg of the product till September 2021.  As a part of their …
  • High drama as police visits TDP leader’s house to serve notice October 19, 2021 8:08 am High drama was witnessed at the house of former Minister and TDP Politburo member Nakka Ananda Babu when a police team descended from Narsipatnam town in Visakhapatnam district late on October 18 to serve him a notice for his remarks made on ganja …
  • TS cops open fire on Vizag ganja smugglers; 2 hurt October 17, 2021 7:35 pm VISAKHAPATNAM: The Nalgonda police opened fire on a gang of ganja smugglers who tried to attack them by hurling stones. Two smugglers sustained injuries and were admitted into Narsipatnam hospital. The incident took place on the ghat road of Lambasingi in …
  • Maha-bound 300kg ganja seized in Hyderabad October 16, 2021 1:19 pm Hyderabad police commissioner Anjani Kumar said Vilas Bhausaheb Dhokane, a drug peddler-cum-goods vehicle driver, and Dyaneshwar Mohite, an accomplice of Vilas, were arrested.HYDERABAD: Two persons, who were allegedly transporting 300kg of ganja from …
  • 1,031 kg of ganja worth Rs 1 crore seized in Andhra's Rajamahendravaram, two held October 11, 2021 5:36 am By Express News Service RAJAMAHENDRAVARAM: In a major haul, Rajamahendravaram Urban Police and Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) sleuths seized ganja worth  Rs 1 crore and arrested two persons. This is for the first time that such a large quantity of …
  • Chances of third wave in the district not ruled out: experts October 8, 2021 7:34 pm The COVID-19 positivity rate in the district is currently hovering around 1%. It has not yet come down to zero till date, as it had happened after the first wave, and still the daily cases are oscillating between 30 and 60 cases. But experts say that the …
  • Andhra Pradesh cops all out to weed out ganja from Agency areas October 3, 2021 9:10 pm Vishakhapatanam: The Agency police have decided to use sniffer dogs and drones to curb smuggling of ganja which has reached alarming proportions over the last few years. A high-level meeting was held in Visakhapatnam for the entire range covering …
  • TDP leaders stall traffic in Anakapalle September 18, 2021 6:31 am Telugu Desam Party(TDP) leader and former MLA Peela Govind Satyanarayana and former MLC Buddha Naga Jagadeesh alleged that the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), which came to power on the promise of extending Minimum Support Price (MSP), has cheated the farmers. …
  • ‘Houses will be provided to all eligible poor’ August 20, 2021 11:03 am Housing Minister Ch. Sri Ranganadha Raju has said that houses will be sanctioned to all eligible poor in the State under the ‘Navaratnalu – Pedalandariki illu’ scheme. The Minister inspected the housing works taken up in Y.S. Jagananna colonies in the …
  • Tribal citizens’ plea to Collector August 18, 2021 10:35 pm Tribal villagers of Neredubandha village in Gaduthuru panchayat, G. Madugula mandal, have sought the intervention of the District Collector for the issue of Aadhaar cards and birth certificates for their children. The tribal people, led by K. Govinda Rao, …
  • One of six slain Maoists tests COVID positive June 19, 2021 9:12 pm One of the six Maoists killed in an exchange of fire with Greyhounds personnel reportedly tested COVID-19 positive, here on Saturday. The bodies of the six Maoists reached Narsipatnam Area Hospital on Thursday night and the post-mortem was conducted on …
  • Major bureaucratic reshuffle in AP, 19 IAS officials get new postings June 4, 2021 10:42 pm VIJAYAWADA: In a major administrative exercise, the Andhra Pradesh government transferred 20 officials including 19 IAS officers across the state on Friday. Krishna district collector A. Md. Imtiaz was transferred and posted as special secretary to the …
  • ‘Remdesivir shelf life now 12 months’ June 4, 2021 7:28 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Assistant Director (Durg Control) K Rajitha refuted the allegations that Remdesivir injections that expired in March 2021 were administered to patients in Narsipatnam Area Hospital in Visakhapatnam district, In a press …
  • Andhra govt. rebuts allegations that expired remdesivir injections were administered June 3, 2021 8:16 am The government of Andhra Pradesh has rebutted messages being circulated in the print and electronic media groups that remedesivir injections that expired in March 2021 were administered to patients in Area Hospital, Narsipatnam. After the videos went viral …
  • Rural areas hit hard by second wave of COVID May 28, 2021 12:28 am The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected rural areas on a much larger scale as compared to the first wave last year. During the first wave, the spread of the virus was largely limited to rural pockets in Narsipatnam and Anakapalle (Rural) …
  • Suspended AP doc dies of cardiac arrest May 23, 2021 12:05 am Visakhapatnam: Senior anaesthesiologist Dr K Sudhakar, who was suspended last year for voicing his concern over alleged shortage of PPE kits at Narsipatnam area hospital in Visakhapatnam district, passed away on Friday following a cardiac arrest. The news …
  • Admission schedule for A.P. Model School revised May 19, 2021 6:15 pm The last date for submitting applications online for the admission to five model schools (Adarsh Paatasala) in Visakhapatnam district for the 2021-22 academic year has been extended to June 30, 2021, District Education Officer (DEO) B. Lingeswara Reddy has …
  • Psychologist from Vijayawada teaches young girls, married women to dream April 19, 2021 8:03 pm Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Braving all odds, a 35-year-old psychologist from Vijayawada is on a mission to improve literacy rate among young girls and women, bring out the best in them, and inspire them so that they can follow and live their dreams …
  • Riding high on local polls triumph, Andhra Pradesh government shifts focus to three-capital plan  March 24, 2021 7:56 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Enthused by the sweeping mandate for the YSRC in the local body elections, particularly in Vijayawada, Guntur and Visakhapatnam municipal corporations, the State government has now focussed on its three-capital …
  • Three school kids die in bike mishap at PP Agraharam March 21, 2021 10:12 pm Visakhapatnam: Three Class X students died in a road accident as their bike hit a tree near the PP Agraharam village under Makavarapalem mandal on Saturday night. The deceased were aged around 15 and were natives of Makavarapalem and studying at the …
  • Near clean sweep by YSRCP in municipal polls March 15, 2021 6:08 pm Close to two years after coming to power, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) handed yet another crushing defeat to the TDP and the BJP-Jana Sena Party alliance by winning all 11 municipal corporations and 69 out of 71 municipalities/nagar panchayats that …
  • Andhra ULB polls: BJP, Jana Sena fail to make a mark March 15, 2021 4:58 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The BJP-Jana Sena alliance, which has been aiming to grow in Andhra Pradesh, drew a blank in most of the municipalities and two of the three municipal corporations. Although Jana Sena emerged a better performer between …
  • Andhra Pradesh records 64.34 percent polling in civic elections March 12, 2021 1:07 am Vijayawada: Voting percentage in urban local body polls in the state has gone up to 64.34 from the previously assessed 62.28 per cent in Andhra Pradesh, it was announced on Thursday. The state election commission and municipal administrations announced …
  • Polling peaceful in the district, says Collector March 10, 2021 12:52 pm District Collector and District Election Authority V. Vinay Chand has said that the polling is peaceful in the district. The Collector visited the polling stations at Dabagardens, MVP Colony and P.M. Palem in the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation …
  • 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 …
  • AP panchayat polls: 36.58% voting till 10.30am February 13, 2021 8:42 am Golugona (40.35%), Kotauratla (48.00%), Makavarapalem (46.93%), Nakkapalli (40.30%), Narsipatnam (51.00%), Natavaram (43.00%), Payakaraopeta (20.58%), Ravikamatam (42.30%), Rolugunta (35.89%), S Rayavaram (41.00%)
  • Pattas distributed to 514 beneficiaries in Vizag by Andhra Tourism Minister Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao December 28, 2020 3:26 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Tourism Minister Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao on Sunday distributed pattas to 514 beneficiaries from Nakkapalli, Upamaka, Pedda Doddigallu and Bodugallam villages in Payakaraopet Assembly segment. The pattas were …
  • Former Union energy secy urges Centre to probe AP-RAKIA deal December 19, 2020 2:41 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Former Union energy secretary EAS Sarma on Friday urged Union Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba to order an independent investigation into the MoU signed between AP government/APMDC and ANRAK/RAKIA (Ras Al Khaimah …
  • Man with fgn degree caught peddling drugs November 21, 2020 12:54 am Hyderabad: The excise enforcement team has arrested a former Facebook employee who turned narcotics peddler for home delivering contraband to his clients and seized 830 grams of hashish oil along with 1.2 kilo ganja from his possession. The accused worked …
  • Awards reflect full freedom given to police: HM Mekathoti Sucharita October 31, 2020 4:28 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharita on Friday said Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has given full freedom to the police. The State police could bag many national awards due to freedom given to them, she claimed. …
  • Rains may continue for two more days October 20, 2020 2:53 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: With a fresh low pressure area developing in the Bay of Bengal, more rains are expected to lash the state on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Indian Meterological Department has issued a warning for thunderstorm, along with …
  • Heavy rain batters Andhra, Telangana, Odisha October 13, 2020 1:18 pm Monday’s deep depression crossed the North Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday morning with the accompaniment of heavy to very heavy rainfall, and even extremely heavy falls over Coastal Andhra Pradesh while the rainfall was heavy to very over both Telangana and …
  • Deep depression crosses Kakinada coast in AP October 13, 2020 9:44 am Visakhapatnam: The deep depression in West Central Bay of Bengal, which left a trail of destruction leaving three dead, crossed the Andhra Pradesh Coast near Kakinada between 6.30 and 7.30 on Tuesday, according to the Cyclone Warning Centre, Visakhapatnam. …
  • Two dead as heavy rains lash Andhra Pradesh, depression crosses coast near Kakinada October 13, 2020 9:27 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA/VISAKHAPATNAM/KAKINADA: Heavy rains lashed different parts of Andhra Pradesh under the influence of a deep depression since Monday night. Two people died in rain related incidents in Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada, …
  • 60-year-old woman missing after car gets swept away in Vizag October 13, 2020 8:15 am A 60-year-old woman had gone missing after the car in which she was travelling was swept away in a gedda (stream) near Gannavaram Metta at Nathavaram mandal in Visakhapatnam district, on Monday morning. According to Sub-Inspector of Nathavaram police …
  • Heavy rains lash Andhra Pradesh as deep depression crosses coast near Kakinada October 13, 2020 7:19 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Heavy rains lashed different parts of Andhra Pradesh under the influence of deep depression since Monday night. One person reportedly died in a rain-related incident in Narsipatnam of Visakhapatnam district.  According …
  • New farm Acts: farmers confused about its impact, worried about future October 12, 2020 7:12 am Primarily, many farmers feel that the amendment to the Essential Commodities Act might affect their farming prospects and their choice of crop. The NDA government has pushed three farm Bills in both Houses of Parliament, but it has left the farmers in the …
  • Torrential rains batter parts of Rayalaseema, snap road links October 12, 2020 3:39 am By Express News Service CHITTOOR/KADAPA/VIJAYAWADA: Heavy and continuous rains in parts of Rayalaseema since Saturday night has left several streams in Kadapa and Chittoor districts overflowing, and thrown life out of gear. Two persons, who were …
  • 400 kilos of ganja seized in Narsipatnam September 8, 2020 12:01 am
  • Officials focus on mass testing in containment zones September 6, 2020 5:37 pm Ever since the first COVID-19 positive case was recorded in the last week of March, the district administration has put its focus on testing, especially in the containment zones. The testing in the GVMC limits began on April 6 and from 11 tests on that day …
  • Doctor’s arrest: CBI told to submit report by November 11 September 2, 2020 3:10 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:  The CBI has sought more time from the High Court to investigate whether the police used excessive force while taking Dr Sudhakar, the anaesthetist at the Narsipatnam government hospital in Visakhapatnam, into their …
  • Don’t fell trees to make way for houses, HC tells Andhra govt  August 29, 2020 4:50 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:  The AP High Court on Friday issued notices to Chief Conservator of Forest and Principal Secretary (Forest) while warning the State officials of serious consequences if the trees are axed to make way for issuing house …
  • Thunderstorms likely to occur in next five days across Andhra Pradesh August 17, 2020 3:37 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Under the influence of low pressure areas in the Bay of Bengal and active South West Monsoon, heavy rains occurred at isolated places in East Godavari district and parts of West Godavari district.  Light to moderate …
  • IMD warning:  Heavy rains to continue in all coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh August 15, 2020 4:23 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Under the influence of low-pressure areas formed in North-West Bay of Bengal, heavy rains occurred at several places in north coastal districts, particularly Visakhapatnam, East Godavari and parts of West Godavari, …
  • Visakhapatnam Covid count breaches 3,000-mark, 48 die in last 20 days July 21, 2020 3:31 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The Covid-19 count in Visakhapatnam district breached 3,000-mark with 209 infections on Monday. After the first case was reported in Allipuram on March 19 when a 65-year-old Saudi returnee tested positive, in 104 days …
  • Paderu’s first C-section delivers a bundle of joy July 12, 2020 4:24 am When 23-year-old Lochali Vasantha, a native of Hukumpeta mandal in Visakahapatnam district, was brought to the District Hospital at Paderu on July 6, in an advanced stage of pregnancy, she was in a state of panic since she had learnt that she developed …
  • With 102 new cases, district tally shoots up to 1,238 July 4, 2020 5:06 pm In a steep spike, 102 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from Visakhapatnam district on Saturday. This is for the first time, the district crossed 100-mark within 24 hours. With the new cases, the total number of cases as on Saturday is 1,238. The …
  • TDP's Ayyanna gets interim Andhra Pradesh High Court relief from arrest June 23, 2020 4:29 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday directed the police not to arrest TDP senior leader Ch Ayyanna Patrudu till Wednesday in connection with a case booked against him under the SC/ST Atrocities Prevention Act. It …
  • How could you back Ayyanna, take action against him: Padma to Chandrababu Naidu June 21, 2020 4:22 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: AP Women’s Commission Chairperson Vasireddy Padma on Saturday questioned TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu as to why he was backing his party colleague Ch Ayyanna Patrudu against whom a case under the Nirbhaya Act was booked …
  • Former TDP minister booked under Nirbhaya Act June 17, 2020 11:38 am Police on Tuesday registered cases against former Telugu Desam Party Minister Ch. Ayyanna Patrudu for allegedly using foul language against Narsipatnam Municipal Commissioner during a protest. The Narsipatnam town police booked cases under various IPC …
  • Andhra HC allows suspended doctor to leave mental hospital June 5, 2020 6:49 pm Visakhapatnam, June 5 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday granted permission to suspended government doctor Sudhakar Rao to leave the Government Hospital for Mental Health, where he was admitted on May 16 after the police allegedly manhandled …
  • Over 100 COVID-19 cases in five weeks in Vizag, 40 per cent are super-spreaders June 5, 2020 6:55 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The city has been witnessing a spike in positive cases with over 100 cases reported since May 1. Nearly 40 per cent of these cases are due to super-spreaders of Dandu Bazaar and Maharani Peta cases. There has also …
  • CBI registers FIR against suspended Andhra doctor June 3, 2020 11:49 am Visakhapatnam, June 3 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the alleged manhandling of suspended government doctor K. Sudhakar Rao by Visakhapatnam police, has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against him. The federal …
  • CBI files FIR against suspended Dr Sudhakar Rao in Visakhapatnam June 3, 2020 8:48 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing into the case of suspended Narsipatnam doctor Sudhakar Rao following High Court order, has filed FIR against Sudhakar Rao late Tuesday night. Sudhakar Rao is …
  • CBI seizes medical reports of Sudhakar June 2, 2020 3:25 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing suspended Narsipatnam Area Hospital anaesthetist Sudhakar Rao case as per the directives of the Andhra Pradesh High Court stepped up investigation. The CBI sleuths …
  • Shift me to another hospital: Suspended Andhra Pradesh doctor May 28, 2020 2:28 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM:  Suspended doctor of Narsipatnam Area Hospital K Sudhakara Rao’s case took a new turn on Wednesday as he stated that he was doubtful about the treatment being given to him at the Government Hospital for Mental Care. …
  • HC orders CBI probe into action against A.P. doctor May 23, 2020 12:06 am The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation to investigate the Dr. K. Sudhakar case. A Division Bench, comprising Justice Rakesh Kumar and Justice K. Suresh Reddy, asked the CBI to probe whether the police used …
  • HC directs Vizag judge to record suspended doctor’s statement May 20, 2020 10:18 am Amaravati, May 20 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday directed the Visakhapatnam sessions judge to record the statement of a suspended government doctor allegedly manhandled by the police in full public view in Visakhapatnam last week. The …
  • After Doctor Stripped To Waist, Hands Tied In Andhra, Policeman Suspended May 17, 2020 7:11 pm Visakhapatnam police have booked multiple cases against the doctor, who said he was being targeted Visakhapatnam: Several distressing videos emerged from Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam on Saturday, in which a doctor stripped to the waist and shouted …
  • PG medical student tests positive for COVID-19 in Visakhapatnam May 17, 2020 7:00 pm By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: A postgraduate medical student is among the three who tested positive in Visakhapatnam district on Sunday. The student was reportedly present during the dialysis performed on a person from Chengalraopeta, who died due …
  • Suspended doctor taken into custody May 17, 2020 5:32 am A doctor from the Narsipatnam area hospital, Sudhakar Rao, who was suspended after he alleged that N95 masks were not being provided to the doctors on COVID-19 duty last month, was taken into custody on Saturday on the charge of causing nuisance on the …
  • One more discharges from hospital in Vizag; total active COVID-19 cases now at 3 April 30, 2020 9:15 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: One more COVID-19 positive tested person was discharged from GITAM hospital on Thursday. With this, 20 of the 23 positive tested person have been discharged from hospital in the district. While two women are …
  • No truth in Narsipatnam doctor’s claims: AMC head April 8, 2020 4:40 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Medical College (AMC) principal PV Sudhakar on Tuesday condemned the charges levelled by the anaesthetist of Narsipatnam Government Area Hospital. Addressing mediapersons, District Medical and Health Officer ( …
  • Migrant groups stuck in Hyderabad March 29, 2020 8:23 am Hyderabad: This past week, migrant workers have been facing a lot of trouble because of the lockdown. Thousands of them tried to return home to their families in their respective states. Some walked, some crammed themselves into buses and lorries. A few …
  • Case against TDP leader Ayyanna for obstructing cops on duty December 22, 2019 4:58 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Narsipatnam police have filed a case against TDP leader Ch Ayyanna Patrudu on charges of obstructing the police personnel from performing their duty. Ayyanna allegedly picked up an argument with the police when they …
  • SCR GM inspects railway stations in Vijayawada division December 5, 2019 7:56 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:  South Central Railway (SCR) general manager Gajanan Mallya conducted the annual inspection of Vijayawada division’s Duvvada-Rajahmundry section on Wednesday. Commencing from Duvvada Railway Station, the inspection …
  • Pak HC grants bail to Maryam Nawaz | LIVE November 4, 2019 12:08 pm Nov 04, 2019 5:26 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha Shiv Sena leaders meets Maharashtra Governor in Mumbai Shiv Sena leaders Ramdas Kadam and Sanjay Raut met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.   Nov 04, 2019 5:03 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha SC …
  • Bombay HC asks RBI to file affidavit in PMC Bank case by Nov 13 | LIVE November 4, 2019 8:32 am Nov 04, 2019 2:00 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao Lawyers stage protest outside SC in Delhi Lawyers protest outside Supreme Court over different issues, including demand of Rs 10 lakhs compensation each to the lawyers who were injured in clash with police at …
  • 2 Dead, 6 Injured In A Road Accident In Visakhapatnam October 30, 2019 4:39 pm The injured were taken to Narsipatnam Area Hospital for the treatment (Representational) Visakhapatnam: Two people died and six others were injured in a road accident in Vishakapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. "An overspeeding biker hit an auto- …
  • Recurring bane for Visakha Agency October 28, 2019 12:00 pm Diseases like malaria, dengue, viral fevers, chikungunya and typhoid are a recurrent feature in Agency areas of Visakhapatnam every year, thanks to insanitary conditions and lack of access to clean drinking water. With awareness being low in the interior …
  • YSR Congress MP ties the knot with her friend October 18, 2019 6:07 pm Visakhapatnam: YSR Congress Party MP from Araku, Goddeti Madhavi, on Friday tied the knot with her childhood friend Kusireddy Siva Prasad, who had played a key role in her poll campaign and proposed her after she was elected to Lok Sabha. She married Siva …
  • A love story, filmi style! October 12, 2019 8:27 pm Kusireddy Siva Prasad spent two sleepless nights after proposing marriage to the love of his life, Araku MP Goddeti Madhavi, because she took as many days to decide! But he had more to worry about than just his proposal being rejected because they had been …
  • Incessant rain disrupts life in Visakhapatnam September 27, 2019 5:39 am Incessant rain has disrupted the normal life in Visakhapatnam district. Apart from the city, the rural and agency areas have been witnessing heavy downpour since Wednesday night. Many areas in the city were waterlogged on Thursday, creating trouble to …
  • Andhra Pradesh: Cannabis worth Rs 1 cr seized in Vizag September 9, 2019 7:07 pm Visakhapatnam: The Prohibition and Excise Department on Monday seized over 800 kg of cannabis, valued at Rs 1 crore, from a truck in Narsipatnam town of Visakhapatnam district. The driver of the Odisha-registered vehicle was arrested, Excise Inspector …
  • Train Engine Gets Detached, Runs Without Coaches For 10 Km In Andhra Pradesh August 20, 2019 8:20 am The engine belonged to Visakha Express that operates between Bhubaneshwar to Secunderabad. Visakhapatnam: A train's engine got detached from its coaches in Andhra Pradesh on Monday and ran for at least 10 km before stopping. The coaches with passengers …
  • Centre shunts out AP cadre Indian Forest Service officer Kallol Biswas August 2, 2019 12:42 am Express News Service VIJAYAWADA:   The Centre has issued the compulsory retirement order to Andhra Pradesh cadre Indian Forest Service officer Kallol Biswas. A communique in this regard has been received by the State government.  Confirming this to TNIE, a …
  • Srikakulam: Ten injured in road accident June 20, 2019 2:05 pm Category: Andhra Pradesh Posted by Shameen Published: Jun 20, 2019, 4:39 pm IST Updated: Jun 20, 2019, 4:39 pm IST Srikakulam: Ten people were injured after the van they were travelling in lost control and fell in a canal near Ravichandran village, …
  • APSRTC’s OR increases by three per cent, thanks to summer holidays June 1, 2019 5:21 am Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM:  With numerous wedding ceremonies and village festivals taking place this summer, there has been a huge demand for RTC bus services, including AC vehicles. This year, the RTC has seen a 3 per cent increase in the …
  • 150 Kg Ganja Seized In Andhra Pradesh's Krishna District, 2 Arrested May 28, 2019 10:45 am The Nandivada police registered a case and the vehicle along with the seized contraband. Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh: The Krishna district police Monday seized 150 kg ganja, worth Rs 20 lakh, and arrested two person while they were allegedly smuggling …
  • Vijayawada: Rs 2.2-crore ganja seized from cargo truck May 27, 2019 7:39 am Vijayawada: Acting on a tip-off, officers of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Vijayawada, intercepted a cargo vehicle on Friday and seized 1,137.30kg of ganja valued at Rs 2.27 crore that was being transported illegally. The massive quantity of …
  • 1,137 kg of ganja worth Rs 2.27 crore seized May 27, 2019 3:10 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Two weeks after the State police busted a ganja racket in Narsipatnman and seized the illegal drug worth Rs 2.5 crore, the Vijayawada unit of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) nabbed a gang red-handed which was …
  • DRI seizes cannabis worth over Rs 2 cr, arrests one May 26, 2019 8:02 am Category: India Posted by Syed Qayam Ali Published: May 26, 2019, 1:15 pm IST Updated: May 26, 2019, 1:15 pm IST Vijayawada: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Vijayawada, on Sunday said it has arrested a man and seized 1137.30 kg of cannabis worth …
  • 690 kg ganja seized, 2 held May 18, 2019 4:19 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: The rural police on Friday seized 690 kg of dry ganja at Balgattam junction check-post under Narsipatnam (Town) police station limits in Visakhapatnam district. The  load is being shifted to Delhi, where it would cost …
  • 2 held with 690 kg cannabis in Visakhapatnam May 17, 2019 6:58 pm [India], May 17 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Police held two people and seized 690 kg of cannabis from their vehicle at a check post near Narsipatnam town in Visakhapatnam district on Friday. The accused, identified as Ashok Kumar Mourya (27) and Mohan Kishore …
  • Andhra Pradesh: 2500 kg cannabis seized in Visakhapatnam, 2 arrested May 14, 2019 3:25 am [India], May 14 (ANI): The police on Monday seized 2500 kilogram cannabis from a truck in Visakhapatnam district. Two persons including the driver were arrested by Narsipatnam Police. Last month, in a similar incident the police had seized 580 kg of …
  • Former MLA, YSRCP leader Mutyala Papa joins TDP March 29, 2019 2:28 pm [India], Mar 29 (ANI): Former MLA from Narsipatnam and YSRCP leader, Mutyala Papa along with her husband Peda Babu and other followers on Friday joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the presence of party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. …
  • 3 more bars to come up in Narsipatnam, Yelamanchili  June 25, 2017 5:12 am Image for representational purpose only. VISAKHAPATNAM: After the new liquor policy was announced by the state government, the excise authorities of Visakhapatnam district have accorded permission for three more bars in rural areas. The officials appealed …
  • Hyderabad has second worst pollution in South India: Greenpeace report January 27, 2022 2:27 pm By Express News Service HYDERABAD: The air that Hyderabadis are breathing is among the most toxic in South India. This was revealed in the new Greenpeace report released on Thursday which revealed that the city is doing extremely poorly in terms of the two …
  • 'South Indian cities reeling under severe air quality, need urgent intervention' January 27, 2022 1:54 pm (MENAFN- IANS) Bengaluru, Jan (IANS) In terms of air-quality and pollution levels, cities in south India are seen to fare better than their counterparts in north India, but things may not be so rosy anymore. Several cities in the states of Andhra Pradesh, …
  • Bengaluru among 10 cities in south India where air pollution levels exceed WHO guidelines January 27, 2022 1:40 pm The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions on economic activity had little impact on the air quality of Bengaluru from November 2020-21. Bengaluru, along with Mangaluru, saw annual PM2.5 levels exceed World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines of 5 …
  • Jagan govt carves out 13 new districts in Andhra, names one after TDP founder January 27, 2022 9:21 am The YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government on Wednesday carved out 13 new districts from the existing 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh by delimitation of their boundaries “for better administration and development of the areas”. According to a notification, the …
  • AP issues draft gazette notification on 26 districts January 27, 2022 6:02 am Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh government issued a preliminary draft gazette notification to have 26 districts for the state by restructuring the existing 13 districts and creating 13 more districts on Wednesday. It invited objections and suggestions from …
  • Andhra Pradesh To Get 13 New Districts, Total To Be 26 January 27, 2022 4:58 am With creation of 13 new districts, Andhra Pradesh will have a total of 26 districts. (Representational) Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government issued draft notifications on Wednesday for carving out 13 new districts out of the existing 13, taking the …
  • Andhra Pradesh map set to change with 13 new districts January 26, 2022 8:58 am (MENAFN- IANS) Vijayawada, Jan 26 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh celebrated 73rd Republic Day with the announcement to create 13 new districts. The new districts will come into being from Ugadi, the Telugu New Year. A notification to double the number of districts …
  • Navy's tableau depicts 1946 uprising; woman officer leads marching contingent January 26, 2022 7:47 am The contingent was led by Lieutenant Commander Aanchal Sharma, who is an observer officer posted at the Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 314 New Delhi: The Indian Navy's tableau at the Republic Day parade on Wednesday depicted the 1946 naval uprising, …
  • Decommissioned INS Khukri to be handed over to Diu administration January 26, 2022 3:06 am Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 25 (ANI): Khukri, the lead ship of the Indian Navy's Khukri class corvettes and an indigenous surface-to-surface missile fitted vessel that had the distinction of being part of both, the Western and Eastern Fleets, …
  • Police nab two ganja peddlers after hot chase January 26, 2022 1:56 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: A gang of ganja peddlers from Maharashtra created a flutter in Narsipatnam on Tuesday when they tried to escape in a car. However, two of the gang members were apprehended by police after a filmy-style chase in the …
  • Decommissioned INS Khukri to be handed over to Diu admin today January 26, 2022 12:27 am INS KHUKRI, the lead ship of the Indian Navy’s Khukri class corvettes and an indigenous surface-to-surface missile fitted vessel that had the distinction of being a part of both the Western and Eastern fleets, is scheduled to be handed over to the Diu …
  • Andhra man repeatedly rapes minor daughter for using too much mobile; held [details] January 26, 2022 12:26 am Dog thrashed against wall, tortured, likely raped by para vet staff in Delhi Incidents of rape are not uncommon in India, which is a shocking tragedy. In yet another shocker from Andhra Pradesh, a man was arrested for allegedly raping his own daughter …
  • 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: …
  • GVMC modifies social media handles January 25, 2022 1:45 pm Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) Commissioner G. Lakshmisha said that the names of Twitter handle and Facebook handle of the GVMC were modified to @GVMC_VISAKHA and @GVMC.VISAKHA respectively. In a release on Tuesday, he said that social …
  • On R-Day, Indian Navy to 'gift' decommissioned warship 'Khukri' to Diu January 25, 2022 1:41 pm (MENAFN- IANS) Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) On Republic Day, the Indian Navy shall 'gift' a decommissioned warship, 'Khukri' to the Union Territory of Diu, for a final resting place in a new 'avatar' as a museum, after nearly 33 years of …
  • State witnesses highest daily positivity rate of 36% again January 25, 2022 4:51 am Andhra Pradesh has again witnessed the pandemic's highest daily test positivity rate of 36.09% as 14,532 fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported in the 24 hours ending Monday morning. Only 40,266 samples were tested in the past day. During the same …
  • INDIA LAUNCHES 3rd ARIHANT-CLASS NUCLEAR-POWERED SUBMARINE January 25, 2022 1:09 am By Sher Bano    24 January 2022 As per a report by the UK-based Janes Defence Weekly on December 29, 2021, India on November 23, 2021, quietly launched its third SSBN (Nuclear Missile Submarine) at the secretive SBC (Ship Building Centre) in Visakhapatnam. …
  • Daily positivity rate 36 per cent, caseload closer to 1 lakh January 24, 2022 11:19 pm By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: There was no let up in the State’s Covid situation as the active caseload went up from 83,610 to 93,305 in the 24 hours ending Monday at 9 am. Visakhapatnam continued to have the highest number of 16,424 active cases …
  • Ganja peddlers take aid of Google Maps to dodge Cyberabad police January 24, 2022 4:35 pm Express News Service HYDERABAD: Ganja peddlers, smuggling the drug from agency areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha to different parts of the country, via Hyderabad, are finding escape routes using Google Maps and keeping police on their toes. With increased …
  • Biocon in Q3 registers revenue at Rs. 2,223 crore, up by 18% January 24, 2022 9:29 am Biocon for the third quarter ending December 31, 2021 clocked revenue of Rs. 2,223 crore which is up by 18 per cent as compared to the corresponding quarter from Rs. 1,885 crore in Q3FY21. Profit before tax was Rs. 269 crore versus Rs. 236 crore in Q3FY21. …
  • Windies white-ball series changed to two venues January 24, 2022 8:18 am MUMBAI, India, CMC – The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) has shifted next month’s white-ball series against West Indies to only two stadiums instead of six, in order to “mitigate biosecurity risks” amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Originally, the February 6 …
  • Vizag school students to take part in NASA's symposium January 24, 2022 7:01 am Visakhapatnam: Fourteen students of Ravindra Bharati School, Sujatha Nagar branch here will take part in a global symposium organised by The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The programme is scheduled to be held from May 27 to 29 at …
  • AP employees say cancel PRC; rally on Tuesday January 24, 2022 7:01 am VIJAYAWADA: Unions of government employees have “intensified” their protests against the 11th PRC, as JACs conducted "round table" meetings across districts on Sunday. Union leaders came onto the platform of PRC Sadhana Samithi and threatened to …
  • 14,440 fresh cases, 4 deaths in State January 24, 2022 6:33 am The State reported four more deaths due to COVID-19 and 14,440 fresh cases of infection in the 24 hours ending Sunday morning. It was the highest single-day tally in the past 241 days (since May 28). At 30.95%, the daily test positivity rate of the 46,650 …
  • Active Covid cases shoot past 70K: Andhra Pradesh January 23, 2022 6:57 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The active Covid-19 caseload in Andhra Pradesh continued to increase by leaps and bounds. In the 24 hours ending Saturday at 9 am, it rose by 9,007 to reach 73,143 after the State added 12,926 new cases from 43,763 …
  • India to host West Indies series in two cities January 23, 2022 6:31 am NEW DELHI: India’s upcoming One-day International and Twenty20 international series against West Indies will be hosted in two cities to minimise “bio-security risks” amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said on Saturday. The white- …
  • Qatar - Stokes and Archer missing from auction Rahul gets $2.3mn deal January 23, 2022 4:58 am (MENAFN- Gulf Times) England's Ben Stokes, Australia's Mitchell Starc and veteran West Indies big-hitter Chris Gayle are among the stars missing from the upcoming auction for the Indian Premier League, media reports said yesterday. More than 1,200 …
  • SAAP’s maiden tennis league kicks off  January 23, 2022 4:25 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh (SAAP) vice-chairman and managing director N Prabhakar Reddy said, a plan of action has been drafted for the improvement of tennis in the State. He launched the two-day Republic Day …
  • State reports close to 13,000 fresh cases again January 23, 2022 4:15 am The State reported 12,926 COVID infections and six deaths in the 24 hours ending Saturday morning. The daily death toll is on the rise in the State of late. In the past week, a total of 29 deaths were reported. The cumulative toll reached 14,538 and the …
  • Ahmedabad, Kolkata to host series against WI January 22, 2022 11:57 pm Ahmedabad and Kolkata will host the upcoming three ODIs and as many T20Is, respectively, against the West Indies, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Saturday, curtailing the number of venues to reduce travelling in view of the COVID- …
  • Ahmedabad, Kolkata to host ODIs, T20Is against West Indies: BCCI January 22, 2022 8:00 pm By PTI NEW DELHI: Ahmedabad and Kolkata will host the upcoming three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals, respectively, against the West Indies, the BCCI said on Saturday, curtailing the number of venues to reduce travelling in view of the COVID-19 …
  • Vizag: Sea Harrier fighter jet shifted into museum at RK Beach January 22, 2022 6:42 pm Jan 22, 2022, 10:03PM ISTSource: TOI.inA decommissioned Sea Harrier fighter jet plane is being shifted inside the newly built Sea Harrier museum in Visakhapatnam. The disassembled fighter plane was spotted during its move inside the museum located at RK …
  • RDay parade: Navy's tableau to depict 1946 uprising; woman officer to lead marching contingent January 22, 2022 6:40 pm The Indian Navy's tableau will depict the 1946 naval uprising, which contributed in the country's independence movement, and its marching contingent would be led by a woman officer at this year's Republic Day parade. The tableau will also show …
  • Cricket-India-Windies series to be played in two cities due to COVID-19 – BCCI January 22, 2022 6:33 pm FILE PHOTO: The shadow of a man falls on a backdrop with the logo of the India’s cricket board BCCI before the start of a news conference to announce its cricket team’s coach, in Mumbai, India, August 16, 2019. REUTERS/Francis MascarenhasIndia’s …
  • India vs West Indies ODIs and T20Is to be played in Ahmedabad and Kolkata as BCCI reduces venues due to Covid-19 January 22, 2022 4:55 pm The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced changes in venues for West Indies tour of India, keeping in mind the evolving Covid-19 situation in the country. West Indies are scheduled to play 3 ODIs and as many T20Is from February …
  • West Indies tour of India 2022: Kolkata, Ahmedabad chosen as venues for ODI, T20I series January 22, 2022 4:20 pm The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday, announced a change in venues for the upcoming West Indies’ Tour of India. The West Indies are scheduled to arrive in India for a white-ball series comprising three ODIs and as many T20Is on …
  • India-Windies series to be played in two cities due to COVID-19 - BCCI January 22, 2022 4:12 pm India's upcoming One Day International and Twenty20 international series against West Indies will be hosted in two cities to minimise "biosecurity risks" amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said on Saturday. The white- …
  • Navy’s tableau to depict 1946 uprising and indigenous aircraft carrier January 22, 2022 11:48 am The Navy’s tableau on this year’s Republic Day will depict the 1946 uprising by Indian sailors who went on a slow-down strike protesting against their living conditions and food, and a model of the indigenously built INS Vikrant aircraft carrier. In …
  • Two flights diverted due to heavy fog at Vizag airport January 22, 2022 10:54 am At least two early morning flights were diverted or flown back to their originating destination, as the flights were not able to land due to poor visibility because of heavy fog at Visakhapatnam Airport, on Saturday. According to Airport Director K. …
  • Navy tableau to depict 1946 naval uprising this R-Day January 22, 2022 9:07 am (MENAFN- IANS) New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Indian Navy will highlight naval uprising of 1946 -- an event which contributed in India's struggle for Independence -- in its tableau this Republic Day. Lieutenant Mayank Bhagour, an Aviation Officer …
  • Central Bureau Investigation Vishakapatnam unit books DCI staff for Rs 50 crore fraud January 22, 2022 6:06 am Central Bureau of InvestigationHYDERABAD: Central Bureau Investigation Vishakapatnam unit has booked a case against the official of Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) for Rs 50 crore fraud. The Central Bureau of Investigation booked the case of criminal …
  • Vizag-Delhi AP Express hit by brake snag, train halted for an hour January 22, 2022 1:31 am By Express News Service WARANGAL: Passengers on the Visakhapatnam-New Delhi AP Express panicked after smoke emanated from one of the coaches of the train near Warangal on Friday. Officials said a brake jam resulted in smoke emanating from the affected …
  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu bats for increasing crude oil production at home January 22, 2022 1:31 am By Express News Service VISAKHAPATNAM: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu has called for increasing the indigenous production of crude oil through strong R&D efforts to ensure the energy security of the country. Addressing at the first convocation …
  • Andhra cabinet ratifies GOs on pay scales, retirement age January 22, 2022 1:31 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Standing firm on its decision regarding the new Pay Revision Commission (PRC), the State cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday, ratified the Government Orders issued …
  • India's energy demand to grow 3 per cent by 2045: Vice President January 22, 2022 1:03 am Visakhapatnam: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday that India’s primary energy demand is expected to grow by more than 3 per cent by 2045, compared to an average of less than 1 per cent growth for the rest of the world. He called for an increase …
  • Minor fire causes panic on AP Express January 22, 2022 1:03 am WARANGAL: A minor fire broke out on AP Express going from Visakhapatnam to New Delhi as it reached Nekkonda Railway Station in Warangal district Friday early morning. Railway staff immediately put out the fire. All passengers disembarked from the train in …
  • Omicron widely prevalent in AP's coastal districts January 22, 2022 1:03 am Vijayawada: The highly infectious Omicron variant is spreading in six coastal districts from Srikakulam to Krishna in Andhra Pradesh. Some 84 per cent of the 425 swab samples – from among the Covid Positive cases -- were found Omicron Positive and 10 per …
  • AP cabinet approves 11 PRC despite objections; launch of EBC Nestam on Jan. 25 January 22, 2022 1:03 am VIJAYAWADA: The state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy on Friday gave its approval to several recommendations including the 11 PRC fitment and increase in retirement age of government employees to 62 years. The decisions were taken …
  • Five teachers test positive for COVID in GVMC school January 21, 2022 3:12 pm Five teachers, including the Principal of a Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) High School School at Allipuram, tested COVID-19 positive here on Friday. The administration has shut down the school and sent the children to their homes after …
  • How AU students' startup helps others to start a startup January 21, 2022 1:21 pm VISAKHAPATNAM: An idea of two engineering students to start a startup has created a platform for thousands of students to reach their goals. The Ed-Tech start-up, EDUMOON, a one-stop solution for students, started by engineering students Kapuganti Vikas …
  • 11-year-old girl raped at Nakkapalle January 21, 2022 10:28 am A girl aged around 11-years was raped allegedly by a 22-year-old youth at Nakkapalle mandal in Visakhapatnam district. Though the incident occurred on Thursday evening, it came to light after the girl along with her family members lodged a complaint with …
  • Venkaiah Naidu calls for increasing indigenous production of crude oil January 21, 2022 10:28 am Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday called for increasing indigenous production of crude oil through strong R&D efforts to ensure energy security of the country. He was delivering the convocation address at the first convocation ceremony of the …
  • Rs 1.80 crore worth ganja, vehicles seized in Hyderabad, six arrested January 21, 2022 9:54 am By Express News Service HYDERABAD:  The Special Operations Team (SOT) of Cyberabad police busted a major inter state Ganja smuggling racket and seized a huge quantity of Ganja and vehicles used for transportation, all worth Rs 1.80 Crore and also arrested …
  • FAPTO stages protest demanding better PRC January 21, 2022 5:51 am VIJAYAWADA: Government teachers led by the Federation of Andhra Pradesh Teachers’ Organisations (FAPTO) staged protests on Thursday against the PRC implementation, under which they had gheraoed collectorates in districts on Thursday. The leaders of FAPTO …
  • 2,000 medical students, doctors infected with Covid-19 in AP January 21, 2022 5:51 am VIJAYAWADA: Nearly 2,000 medical students and government doctors have been infected with Covid-19 in recent days in Andhra Pradesh. Of the total infected, a majority were medical students attending to patients in both Covid-19 and non-Covid-19 out-patient …
  • Subba Rao is new Field GM of Central Bank of India January 21, 2022 4:41 am K.S.N.V. Subba Rao has been appointed the new Field General Manager of Central Bank of India, Hyderabad Zone, which covers Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka through a network of 332 branches and has a total business of ₹31,550 crore. A banker with …
  • Work on ‘one district - one airport’ idea, CM tells officials January 21, 2022 4:41 am Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the officials to work on ‘one district - one airport’ concept in order to boost infrastructure in the districts. Development of airports in each of the 13 districts would give a fillip to all-round growth, he …
  • BNPL platform ZestMoney see 300% increase in transactions January 21, 2022 3:51 am Buy Now, Pay Later platform ZestMoney saw a 300% increase in transactions in 2021 driven mostly by the young borrowers. A report released by the firm notes that borrowers in tier-1 and tier-2 cities borrowed to buy fashion, lifestyle, electronics and also …
  • India successfully test-fires new version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile off Odisha coast January 21, 2022 3:22 am India successfully test-fired supersonic cruise missile BrahMos off the Odisha coast in Balasore The missile was equipped with new technological developments which were successfully proven India had successfully test-fired BrahMos missile from Navy's …
  • Andhra logs 12k Covid cases, 3.6k recoveries January 21, 2022 2:27 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The spike in Covid-19 cases continues in the State. In the 24 hours ending 9 am on Thursday, 12,615 new Covid infections emerged from 47,420 samples tested. The daily positivity rate increased to 26.60%. According to a …
  • Jagan moots ‘One district, One airport’ plan for Andhra January 21, 2022 2:27 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Mooting the ‘One District - One Airport’ concept in the State, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed officials to plan accordingly for the speedy execution of projects.Taking stock of the progress of port and …
  • Andhra CM roots for 'One district, One airport' concept January 20, 2022 6:50 pm (MENAFN- IANS) Amaravati, Jan 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that the 'one district-one airport' concept is good, and instructed officials to expedite the works on Bhogapuram and Dagadarthi airports in …
  • At least 7 new airports to come up in Andhra Pradesh January 20, 2022 6:00 pm Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday asked the Infrastructure and Investments (I and I) Department to plan and build at least seven new airports in the State under the ‘One District – One Airport' concept. The “One …
  • A walk to mark the 88th year of inauguration of Vizagapatnam Harbour January 20, 2022 1:53 pm December 19 marks the 88th year of the inauguration of Vizagapatnam harbour. History chronicler Jayshree Hatangadi will narrate the events of the day with rare maps and photographs Back in 1933, December 19 marked a historic day for Vizagapatnam and …
  • Brahmos missile test-fired validating several new indigenous systems: DRDO January 20, 2022 1:35 pm THE Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile was test-fired from Integrated Test Range (ITR) off the coast of Odisha on Thursday morning validating several new indigenous systems, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said. The DRDO said, “ …
  • Issue comprises 43 lakh shares with a face value of ₹10 each January 20, 2022 10:45 am Vishakhapatnam-based Precision Metaliks Limited’s IPO, which opened on the NSE Emerge Platform on January 19, will close on January 24. The issue comprises 43 lakh shares with a face value of ₹10 each at a price of ₹51 per equity share, aggregating to ₹21. …
  • Tension grips Visakhapatnam Collectorate, as teachers protest against PRC January 20, 2022 10:16 am A large number of teachers and employees from the education department supported by Federation of Andhra Pradesh Teachers Organisation (FAPTO) staged a dharna before the Collector office against the new Pay Revision Commission (PRC) and demanded that the …
  • Pay revision: Andhra teachers take to streets January 20, 2022 9:06 am (MENAFN- IANS) Amaravati, Jan 20 (IANS) Intensifying the protest over 'unsatisfactory' pay revision, government teachers in Andhra Pradesh hit the streets across the state on Thursday. The protestors took out rallies and staged sit-ins demanding …
  • BCCI committee recommends Ahmedabad, Kolkata as venues for WI ODIs, T20Is January 20, 2022 6:51 am (MENAFN- IANS) Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Tours and Fixtures Committee has recommended that the three-match ODI series and the three-match T20I series between India and West Indies be played in Ahmedabad …
  • Ahmedabad, Kolkata Likely To Host India's Home Series vs Windies: Report January 20, 2022 3:27 am New Delhi:Ahmedabad and Kolkata are likely to host three matches each in the upcoming white-ball series against the West Indies from February 6. As per the original schedule, West Indies are slated to play three ODIs in Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Kolkata and …
  • Daily Covid cases shoot past 10k in Andhra January 20, 2022 1:53 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: After more than seven months, the daily Covid-19 count in the State crossed the 10,000-mark. In the first week of June, 2021, more than 10,000 fresh cases were reported in a single day.  According to a media bulletin …
  • Delhi Confidential: Harak Singh Rawat likely to be inducted into Congress, but not fielded for polls January 19, 2022 9:55 pm Despite AICC in-charge of Uttarakhand Devendra Yadav and state leaders, including party unit president Ganesh Godiyal and CLP leader Pritam Singh, pushing for re-inducting Harak Singh Rawat into Congress, his re-entry has been delayed because of strong …
  • Ahmedabad, Kolkata in line to host West Indies series January 19, 2022 9:23 pm Express News Service CHENNAI: Keeping the current Covid-19 situation in mind, the tours, fixtures and technical committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India has recommended India's upcoming limited-overs series against West Indies be played …
  • AP sees steep surge in Covid cases at 10,057, eight more Covid-deaths January 19, 2022 8:38 pm Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh registered a steep rise in coronavirus infections with the daily infection tally on Wednesday put at 10,057 and eight more deaths  –  against 6,996 cases and four deaths on Tuesday. With this, AP reported a daily hike of 3,061 …
  • Admiral R. Hari Kumar mourns INS Ranvir victims January 19, 2022 7:41 am (MENAFN- IANS) Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral R. Hari Kumar on Wednesday termed Tuesday evening's accident aboard warship INS Ranvir as 'unfortunate'. 'The Indian Navy and all personnel extend heartfelt condolences …
  • Covid tally in AP hits 7-month high of 7k with 18.38% positivity rate January 19, 2022 3:58 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: The daily Covid-19 count hit a seven-month high of nearly 7,000 cases on Tuesday with a positivity rate of 18.38%. According to a media bulletin released by the State Command Control Room, 6,996 fresh Covid cases emerged …
  • Andhra Pradesh sees 74 per cent attendance in schools January 19, 2022 3:10 am Vijayawada: The number of students attending schools has gone up to 74 per cent on the second day against 61 per cent on the first day of reopening of schools after Sankranti vacation in the state. Minister for education Adimulapu Suresh here on Tuesday …
  • Several VIPs get infected with Covid in AP January 19, 2022 3:09 am Vijayawada/Visakhapatnam: As AP sees a steep rise in Covid-19 cases, several VIPs are getting infected with the virus. Telugu Desam chief and former chief minister Chandrababu Naidu was down with the infection on Tuesday. “I’ve tested positive for …
  • A.P. records 7,000 fresh COVID-19 cases in 24 hours January 19, 2022 2:59 am The State reported 6,996 fresh infections and four deaths due to COVID-19 in the 24 hours ending Tuesday morning. It was the highest single-day tally in the past 220 days (since June 13). The daily test positivity rate, at 18.38%, was also the highest in …
  • INS Vikrant Sails Closer To Joining The Fleet January 19, 2022 1:36 am (MENAFN- Trend News Agency) After hosting two successive high profile visits -- by President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu -- within a span of less than two weeks, India's first indigenously built aircraft carrier (IAC-1), INS …
  • JLD Cost Consulting hires Nagalla as cost estimator January 19, 2022 1:20 am Sai Ganesh Nagalla CONSULTING Sai Ganesh Nagalla has joined JLD Cost Consulting as a cost estimator. He will focus primarily on architectural estimates, but also contribute to estimates of other types. He most recently served as a cost engineer for French …
  • Three dead, 11 injured in explosion on board destroyer INS Ranvir January 18, 2022 9:02 pm Three Navy personnel were killed and 11 injured in an explosion on board the aging destroyer INS Ranvir at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai Tuesday. The Navy said “no major material damage has been reported” and a board of inquiry has been instituted into the …
  • Three dead, 11 injured in explosion on board destroyer INS Ranvir January 18, 2022 4:31 pm Three Navy personnel were killed and 11 injured in an explosion on board the aging destroyer INS Ranvir at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai Tuesday. The Navy said “no major material damage has been reported” and a board of inquiry has been instituted into the …
  • The real deal behind selling Brahmos to the Philippines January 18, 2022 2:16 pm MANILA – India’s sale to the Philippines of its Brahmos supersonic cruise missile marks a key strategic turning point, with New Delhi firmly wading into the South China Sea disputes and Manila taking order of its first major cruise missile system. …
  • January 18, 1982, Forty Years Ago: NSA against strikers January 18, 2022 12:12 am Two days before the proposed industrial strike on January 19, at least four state governments on began preventive arrests. In Andhra Pradesh, six persons, deluding’ state BJP president P Chalapathi Rao and Mayor of Visakhapatnam N S Reddy, were arrested …
  • As Vizag Steel Plant agitation nears one year, employees confident of winning the battle January 17, 2022 1:17 pm The employees and union leaders pledge to continue their fight like the farmers’ agitation, till the Union Government withdraws its decision The agitation taken up by the leaders and members of all trade unions and employees of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant …
  • It’s time for some enforcement to check virus spread, say experts January 17, 2022 12:42 pm The COIVD-19 positivity rate in the district, especially in the urban areas, has touched 37% and the cases are piling up in hundreds. Keeping this in mind, the experts from the medical field say that it is time for some serious enforcement to break the …
  • Covid new infections surge continues in AP January 17, 2022 6:38 am Vijayawada: The coronavirus infections saw a rapid rise in Andhra Pradesh during the past few days at the rate of nearly 5,000 infections per day. The figure for all the 13 districts was 4,348 on January 13, 4,528 on January 14 and 4,955 on January 15. …
  • A.P. sees highest daily positivity rate in 231 days January 17, 2022 6:10 am Andhra Pradesh reported 4,570 infections and one death due to COVID-19 in the 24 hours ending Sunday morning. Though the number of infections reported was less than the previous day’s tally, the test positivity rate of the 30,000 samples tested during the …
  • Precision Metaliks IPO Date, Review, Price, Form & Market Lot Details January 17, 2022 1:26 am Precision Metaliks Limited SME IPO to open on January 19 and will close on January 24, 2022. The company was incorporated in 2012 based in Hyderabad. They are engaged in trading and manufacturing Aluminium Alloy Wheels in a wide variety of sizes and …
  • Iconic British-era Secunderabad Club gutted in fire; worth ₹20cr in damages [details] January 16, 2022 3:30 pm Massive fire at HPCL plant in Visakhapatnam The iconic Secunderabad Club, which has been in existence since 1878, was totally gutted following a massive fire on Sunday, police said.  Secunderabad Club is an elite club and one of the five oldest clubs in …
  • Philippines Acquires India’s Anti-Ship Missile System for $375 Million January 15, 2022 2:50 pm The Philippines has agreed to buy the BrahMos anti-ship missile system jointly developed by India and Russia worth $375 million, its Defense Secretary said on Friday, in a move seen as a response to China’s assertiveness in the disputed South China Sea. …
  • Free trauma care for road accident victims at 11 Odisha hospitals soon January 15, 2022 8:25 am Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: Odisha government has decided to empanel eight more hospitals having Level-I trauma care facilities to provide free treatment to road accident victims within 48 hours of mishaps. The hospitals to be empanelled soon …
  • In a first, India to export BrahMos missile to Philippines January 15, 2022 5:31 am In a major boost to India's defence export plans, the Philippines has accepted Indian BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd's proposal worth $374.9 million to supply a Shore-based Anti-Ship Missile System Acquisition Project for its navy. The Notice of Award …
  • 4 killed, 10 injured after truck overturns near Kondruprolu January 15, 2022 2:27 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Four persons were killed and 10 others injured after a truck carrying fish load overturned near Kondruprolu village under Tadepalligudem mandal of West Godavari district in the early of Friday. The deceased were …
  • Free trauma care treatment at 11 hospitals soon January 15, 2022 1:48 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR: The state government has decided to empanel eight more hospitals having level-I trauma care facilities to provide free treatment to road accident victims within 48 hours of mishaps. The hospitals to be empanelled soon …
  • Active Covid infections in Andhra Pradesh leap by 4,000 to 18,313 January 15, 2022 1:46 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: Active Covid-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh leapt to 18,313 from 14,204 a day ago after 4,529 new infections emerged in the 24 hours ending Friday 9 am. For the first time in about four months, a district registered more …
  • Andhra Pradesh girls win space challenge with their moon rover projects January 15, 2022 1:45 am By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA / VISAKHAPATNAM / SRIKAKULAM: Nine girl students from the Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (APSWREIS) are over the moon as their science projects have found a place in the …
  • 116 more test positive in VSP Township January 14, 2022 10:16 pm VISAKHAPATNAM: Covid-19 is continuing to spread in Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) Township with 116 additional people testing positive from out of 207 tested during the last 24 hours. Last week 60 had tested positive. Three days later, another 88 came out …
  • Citizens drop Sankranti travel plans as Covid cases rise January 14, 2022 10:15 pm Visakhapatnam: Plans for visiting native villages this Sankranti have been dropped by many this time due to rising Covid19 cases. This is evident also from the reduction in number of requests made by residents with the City Police for the ‘virtual house …