Andhra Pradesh

  • Andhra Pradesh identifying sites for proposed educational institutes 2 days ago

    Rajahmundry (AP): Andhra Pradesh Minister P Narayana on Tuesday said the Centre has sanctioned 11 prestigious national level institutions for Andhra Pradesh in wake of the State's bifurcation. Post division of Andhra Pradesh, most of the prestigious educational and research institutes have gone to Telangana, which came into existence on June...
  • New capital: Andhra Pradesh Minister bats for Guntur-Vijayawada 3 days ago

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Minister P Narayana, heading a government panel to build a new capital city, on Monday said Guntur-Vijayawada cluster is being considered as a possible location given its easy accessibility from all the 13 districts of the truncated state. Talking to reporters, he said Visakhapatnam is not being considered...
  • Medak: Two years and 16 deaths to install gates at unmanned railway crossing 4 days ago

    Medak: It is a double tragedy for a family in Medak where Neeraja and Veera Babu's 9-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son were on the school bus which was hit by a speeding train killing 16 school children. For a while there was a glimmer of hope as the family were...
  • Panel on new Andhra Pradesh capital to meet CM on Saturday 6 days ago

    Hyderabad: The expert committee constituted by the Centre to study various alternatives regarding the new capital for Andhra Pradesh, will hold further round of talks with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday before finalising its recommendations. The five-member committee, headed by former Urban Development Secretary KC Sivaramakrishnan, had submitted its...
  • Sania Mirza lacks credentials to be Telangana brand ambassador: BJP July 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Wednesday flayed the TRS government's decision to appoint tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of the newly carved-out state, terming her as "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan and questioning her credentials for the honour. Sania was born in Maharashtra and settled in Hyderabad only later...
  • NHRC sends notices to AP government over beating up of blind student July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: A day after a video surfaced showing three visually impaired students being beaten by their teacher and another unknown person. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday has sent notices to Government of Andhra Pradesh. A two-member team of the Child Rights Commission visited hostel near Hyderabad. The...
  • AP: Hostel sealed, students shifted after caning of visually impaired children July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: A day after a video surfaced showing three visually impaired students being beaten by their teacher and another unknown person in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a two-member team of the Child Rights Commission visited hostel near Hyderabad. The hostel has now been sealed and the students will be moved...
  • Corporal punishment: Will deal with the guilty teacher firmly, says CM July 21, 2014

    The teacher who was caught on camera beating visually challenged children mercilessly in a school in Andhra Pradesh would be dealt with firmly, said Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Naidu. ...
  • AP: Video shows visually impaired children being caned by teacher July 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: In a shocking incident from the town of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a video has surfaced showing some visually-impaired children being beaten by their school principal and another unknown person. The children can be seen and heard screaming, begging to be spared in the video. While the children plead, the...
  • Mohammad Kaif to lead Andhra in upcoming Ranji Trophy season July 21, 2014

    Ending his 16-year association with Uttar Pradesh, veteran Mohammed Kaif will lead Andhra in the upcoming Ranji season after striking a two-year deal with Andhra Cricket Association (ACA). The Allahabad-born player has accumulated 9277 runs, taken 143 catches and picked up 20 wickets in his first-class career. "It's the end of the...
  • IIT, IIM, NIT, Central University to be set up in Andhra Pradesh: Smriti Irani July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Premier institutes such as IIT, an IIM, a NIT, a central university and a petroleum university would be set up in Andhra Pradesh as envisaged in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said. Steps would also be taken to set up an Indian...
  • Farm loan rescheduling in AP, Telangana yet to get RBI nod July 14, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Reserve Bank of India is yet to give its approval for the proposed rescheduling of farm loans in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, its Deputy Governor R Gandhi said on Monday. Contrary to claims made by the Andhra Pradesh government that RBI had agreed to the farm loan rescheduling, Gandhi...
  • Congress seeks to take credit for Polavaram bill July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday sought to take credit for the controversial bill on Polavaram project to be set up in Andhra Pradesh and appreciated the current government for taking it forward as it is, saying it reflects the democratic politics. Congress member and former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said the...
  • Rajya Sabha passes Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill. The bill deals with the controversial Polavaram project and paves the way for transferring 7 mandals from Telangana to Andhra Pradesh for this project. The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, passed by Lok Sabha last week, was approved...
  • Chandrababu Naidu, KC Rao visit temple to mark Bonalu festival July 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao and several other leaders offered prayers at a famous temple in Secunderabad here on the occasion of Bonalu festival. The leaders visited the Sri Ujjaini Mahankali temple which is frequented by thousands of devotees during the festival. Rao...
  • AP Reorganisation Bill passed in Lok Sabha July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst chaos and chanting of 'Jai Telangana', Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had introduced the Bill with its component on the Polavaram project amidst uproar. Congress, Telangana Rashtra Samiti, Trinamool Congress Biju Janata Dal and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen opposed...
  • Andhra Pradesh CM praises Union Budget as growth and development oriented July 10, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday termed the Union Budget as "growth and development oriented" and hailed the priority accorded to infrastructure building. "The Union Budget, presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, denotes a positive trend. It is growth and development oriented. Top priority has been accorded...
  • Andhra Pradesh: ISRO Chairman, scientists call on Chandrababu Naidu July 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Government would like to take advantage of satellite technology available with ISRO for the benefit of common people, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said on Monday. Naidu met ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan and a team of scientists from the space agency who called on him here. The Chief...
  • Andhra Pradesh: TDP used unfair means to win local body polls, says Jaganmohan Reddy July 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: The ruling TDP has used unfair means to win the recent municipal and local body chairperson elections in Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress President YS Jaganmohan Reddy alleged on Monday. Jaganmohan Reddy, who complained to Governor ESL Narasimhan about the "atrocities" committed by the TDP in the local body polls, alleged...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu holds meeting with MPs July 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday asked the MPs from the state to make collective and coordinated efforts to get the promises made during bifurcation realised. Naidu, who convened a meeting of MPs from all parties a day ahead of the Budget session of Parliament, told them...
  • Woman Naxal surrenders in Bijapur district July 5, 2014

    A woman Naxal on Saturday surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district. Sarita Pulse (18) surrendered in the presence of Superintendent of Police L Dhruv. A resident of area under Madded police station limits, she was abducted by Naxals in 2009 and was a part of group headed by 'commander' Vinod Karam which...
  • Crimes against women rises in 6 North East states; Assam tops list July 5, 2014

    Guwahati: Crimes against women in six of the eight Northeastern states increased significantly in the last year compared to the year before as Assam led the list, although Manipur and Mizoram registered a downward trend. At the all-India level, Assam remains in the seventh place, like in the previous year....
  • Andhra Pradesh: School teacher arrested for misbehaving with girl student July 4, 2014

    Anantapur: A physical education teacher at a zilla parishad school was arrested today after he allegedly made objectionable remarks against a teenaged girl student, before being beaten up by locals for the act, the police said. A Lepakshi mandal police sub-inspector said that based on a complaint by the 14-year-old girl...
  • Andhra Pradesh: CM Naidu inspects Secretariat blocks allotted July 4, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday toured and inspected the blocks allotted to the state in the Secretariat. Chandrababu made an unscheduled visit to the Secretariat, after paying homage to freedom fighter Alluri Sitarama Raju on Tank Bund, to get a first hand feel of affairs in...
  • NHRC notice on GAIL pipeline fire July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: NHRC on Wednesday issued notices to the Union Ministry of Oil and Natural Gas, GAIL and district authorities of East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh, seeking reports over a deadly fire-blast, apparently after leakage from a gas pipeline, that claimed 19 lives. The National Human Rights Commission issued notices to...
  • Two senior GAIL officials suspended over Andhra Pradesh pipeline mishap June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: State gas utility GAIL on Sunday suspended two senior company officials of its Andhra Pradesh office after a fire caused by a possible leakage in an underground gas pipeline killed 19 persons and injured several others. A massive fire on Friday morning in Nagaram village of East Godavari...
  • GAIL hands over Rs 3.89 crore relief for blast victims June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: State-run gas utility GAIL on Sunday handed over a cheque of Rs.3.89 crore to the East Godavari district collector for paying compensation to families of the victims of its gas pipeline blast two days ago in Andhra Pradesh. "The disbursement of compensation to the individual eligible beneficiaries will begin...
  • Toll in GAIL pipeline blast mounts to 19 June 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: The death toll in the disaster in a GAIL pipeline in Andhra Pradesh rose to 19 with two people succumbing to their injuries since Saturday night, officials said. A 20-year-old youth on Sunday breathed his last at a hospital in Kakinada. Another person succumbed to his injuries on Saturday night. The...
  • June national rain average deficient by 42 per cent: Forecast agency June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The national cumulative average of rainfall in June is deficient by a whopping 42 per cent, making it only the 12th instance in the past 113 years when rain shortfall was over 30 per cent in the month, according to a private forecasting agency. States like Gujarat...
  • Toll in GAIL pipeline blast rises to 17, probe begins June 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: The death toll in Friday's explosion in a GAIL pipeline in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on Saturday rose to 17 while a high-level committee began its probe. Two injured, including a five-year-old girl, succumbed at a hospital in Kakinada on Saturday, taking the toll to 17. The explosion and fire...