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  • Government wants to establish Andhra Pradesh as knowledge hub Yesterday

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Human Resources Development Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said on Saturday that the government wants to establish the state as knowledge hub by bringing reforms in education sector. Addressing students and teachers at the state-level Inspire Science Exhibition-II held at a city school, Rao said the state government...
  • Hyderabad: Woman arrested for trying to sell 15-day-old daughter Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Three women and a man were arrested for allegedly trying to sell a new-born baby girl in Bansilalpet area in Hyderabad, police said. The 15-day-old baby girl was rescued and handed over to the Child Welfare Department. According to Gandhi Nagar police, Venkatlakshmi, the girl's mother, was in need of money,...
  • With Rs 71 lakh in assets, Chandrababu Naidu is poorer than his wife, son Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Continuing with the practice he has been following for the last four years, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday declared his personal assets valued at Rs 70.69 lakh. "There is no increase in my assets except a minor hike in my bank balance," he told a...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Srikakulam has potential for industrial development, says CM Naidu 2 days ago

    Srikakulam: Srikakulam district has potential for industrial development and industrialists have come forward to establish industries in the district, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said on Thursday. He visited the district to inaugurate VKT Pharma Pvt Ltd set up by his friend Potluri Ramesh Babu. After inaugurating the pharma unit,...
  • Sreedharan named as principal adviser for Andhra Pradesh metro projects 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday appointed E Sreedharan, former Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, as principal adviser for the Metro Rail projects it has proposed to take up in Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Tirupati. The state government has already issued a preliminary notification for taking up the first phase...
  • Hyderabad: Minor girl forced into prostitution by mother, sister 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly forced into prostitution by her mother, sister and brother-in-law for money, police said on Thursday. The minor girl, who managed to escape from her house in Yakatpura of Old City on Wednesday, approached the police and lodged a complaint with the help of NGO...
  • Andhra Pradesh government seeking funds to implement mega loan waiver 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Desperate to keep its pre-poll promise of loan waiver to farmers, the Andhra Pradesh government is seeking funds from different quarters to go ahead with the financially debilitating scheme. "The Andhra Pradesh Government open for funds for rythu runamaafi (farmers' loan waiver)," an official statement said on Wednesday. As a...
  • NTPC, Andhra Pradesh sign initial pact for 1,000 MW solar power projects 5 days ago

    New Delhi: State-owned NTPC has signed an initial agreement with Andhra Pradesh government for developing 1,000 MW solar power projects in Andhra Pradesh. "As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), NTPC shall develop 1,000 MW solar power projects at sites identified by the state government...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu-led government completes 100 days 5 days ago

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu who completed 100 days in office on Tuesday said that he would "not celebrate" the occasion. "I am not celebrating (the first) 100 days in office. My only objective is to take the crisis-ridden state forward towards the path of development," he...
  • On Gandhi Jayanti day, it will rain welfare schemes in Andhra Pradesh 5 days ago

    Hyderabad: Come October 2 and the Andhra Pradesh Government will launch a host of schemes keeping with the promises made by the Telugu Desam Party ahead of the general elections in May. 'NTR Sujala', a scheme intended to supply purified drinking water at Rs 2 per 20 litres, will be launched...
  • India's first ever eCabinet in Andhra Pradesh 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: For the first time ever in the country, Andhra Pradesh government had its first paperless eCabinet meeting on Monday. Using the app, eCabinet, the ministers accessed the entire agenda of the Cabinet meeting in electronic form. In the eCabinet, data can be accessed by ministers by logging...
  • Andhra Pradesh government defers e-auction of red sanders to October September 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Government has postponed the e-auction of 4,160 tonne of red sander logs to October 10-17, a senior official said on Saturday. "The e-auction was originally scheduled to be held between September 19-26," Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, AV Joseph said. He said that MSTC Limited, a public sector...
  • Andhra Pradesh panel on new capital to tour Asian nations to study models September 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: After completing tours in the country, members of a special committee set up by the Andhra Pradesh Government to study various models for building the new capital of the State, will visit Singapore, Malaysia and China as part of their assignment. The panel, headed by Municipal Administration and Urban Development...
  • Andhra Pradesh government forms panel on shifting of offices to Vijayawada September 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Keen to relocate to the state's "ad hoc capital" Vijayawada from Hyderabad at the earliest, the Andhra Pradesh government on Saturday constituted a three-member committee of principal secretaries to examine shifting of offices of the heads of departments. Besides being the ad hoc capital, Vijayawada region will eventually become...
  • Andhra Pradesh bypoll: Over 65 per cent voting in Medak & Nandigama September 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Over 65 per cent polling was reported in the bye-elections of the Medak Lok Sabha seat in Telangana and the Nandigama (SC) Assembly seat in Andhra Pradesh, as polling came to a close at 6 PM on Saturday. The exact polling percentage will be known only late in the night,...
  • J&K floods: Andhra Pradesh students narrate tales of 'horror' & 'adventure' September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Without food and water for days, 36 Engineering students from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have tales of strength and survival to share about their experience of the worst floods witnessed by Kashmir Valley in a century. These students of NIT, Srinagar, claim to have travelled through one of...
  • Singapore proposes 'government to government' cooperation for Andhra Pradesh capital September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Singapore on Wednesday suggested a 'government to government' model of cooperation in building the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, which is proposed for inclusion in the 100 Smart Cities project. A delegation led by former Prime Minister of Singapore Goh Chok Tong met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu...
  • Flood control room set up at Andhra Bhawan in Delhi September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A round-the-clock control room has been set up at the Andhra Pradesh Bhawan here to assist people from the state affected by floods in Jammu and Kashmir. People from the state who require help can contact the helpline number 011-23384188. Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh Special Representative at New Delhi K...
  • Andhra Pradesh announces Rs 5 crore aid for Kashmir September 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday announced financial assistance of Rs 5 crore for the flood-hit people of Jammu and Kashmir. He said the state has sent 300 metric tonnes of ready-to-eat packaged food. According to a statement from the Chief Minister's office, 145 metric tonnes of...
  • Andhra Pradesh government to soon sign deal with NTPC for 1000-mw solar unit September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to make Andhra Pradesh power surplus, the state government is shortly entering into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NTPC for setting up a mega solar power unit with a capacity of 1,000 MW at Ananthapur. Andhra Pradesh Information & Public Relations Minister Palle Raghunatha...
  • Andhra Pradesh: YSR Congress to agitate against failures of TDP government September 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: YSR Congress will highlight "failures" of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) led Andhra Pradesh government in implementing its poll promises, especially loan waiver of farmers and women groups, through agitation programmes starting next month. "A decision to this effect was taken at a state-level meeting chaired by YSR Congress president...
  • Second warning flag hoisted, people in low-lying areas rescued September 9, 2014

    Rajahmundry (AP): With water rising to an alarming level at the Dowleswaram barrage in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, the second warning flag was hoisted in the area, a senior irrigation officials said on Tuesday. Several villages in the East Godavari district remained marooned as river Godavari was in spate....
  • Flood alert sounded in Andhra, Telangana September 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Flood alert has been sounded in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with the Godavari river flowing well above the danger mark. People living in low lying areas of Bhadrachalam and Paloncha districts have been evacuated. As many as 86 such rescued families have been shifted to rehabilitation centres. Meanwhile, Meteorological department has...
  • Hyderabad prepares for visarjan of country's largest Ganesha idol September 8, 2014

    Hyderabad:Hyderabad is all set to bid adieu to its favourite deity Ganesha. On Monday, the country's largest idol will be given a grand immersion during the Ganesh Visarjan ceremony. The immersion ceremony of the 60-feet high Ganesha in Hyderabad promises to be a grand affair. It took almost three months...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Godavari water level rising but no danger at present September 7, 2014

    Rajahmundry: District authorities said the water level of Godavari river had reached 7.5 feet at Dowleswaram barrage in East Godavari district, but as of now it posed no threat to surrounding areas. However, the administration is monitoring the situation. The water level may rise further as the catchment areas are...
  • India's rice bucket challenge goes viral on social media September 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: She did not like the idea of an individual pouring ice-cold water on the head and challenging others to do so; or donate to a charity; and hence came out with a simple idea of donating rice to help the poor and needy. When Manju Latha Kalanidhi, 38, donated a...
  • Man beaten up on suspicion of practising witchcraft in Visakhapatnam September 7, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: A fifty-five years old man was allegedly beaten up mercilessly and his teeth were pulled out about two weeks ago in Chakaligedda area near Marripalem, because he was suspected to be practising 'black magic'. B Ganga Raju, the victim, lodged the complaint, police said. Locals attributed three recent deaths...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Thieves decamp with ATM machine with Rs 11 lakh inside September 7, 2014

    Srikakulam (AP): Unidentified persons stole an entire ATM machine of a nationalised bank containing about Rs 11 lakh in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. The incident took place at Kotturu. The thieves entered the ATM kiosk early this morning, applied...
  • Flood alert sounded in Andhra Pradesh, CM Naidu reviews situation September 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: With flood alert sounded in coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday directed Ministers and officials to take up prompt rescue and relief measures wherever necessary. Amid flood predictions for the coastal districts, the Chief Minister has instructed officials to ensure people are safe...
  • Hyderabad: After ice and rice, Ganesha visarjan bucket challenge gains fame September 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: After ice and rice, "Ganesha visarjan" bucket challenge is gaining popularity in Hyderabad. In this challenge, people have to immerse Ganesha idol in an eco-friendly way, that is in a bucket, instead of polluting a natural water body to help save the environment. People can nominate their family, friends...