NELLORE

  • Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati stable after hospitalisation in Nellore February 3, 2014

    Nellore: Kanchi Sankaracharya Sri Jayendra Saraswati is stable after being rushed to a hospital following a heart attack on Saturday. The seer has been kept in the ICU for observation. He was hospitalised on Saturday in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh after he complained of drowsiness and weakness, the police said. He...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Eight killed in road accident in Nellore November 16, 2013

    Hyderabad: Eight persons were on Saturday killed and five others got injured when a vehicle carrying the victims hit a truck coming from the opposite direction in Nellore district, police said. The mishap took place in the early hours when the driver of the SUV in which the victims were proceeding...
  • Two govt officials arrested for taking bribe in Andhra Pradesh August 21, 2013

    Two government officials on Wednesday were arrested after they were caught while allegedly taking bribe in separate cases in Nellore and Nizamabad districts of Andhra Pradesh. Shaik Ghani Basha, divisional manager, AP Forest Development Corporation, was caught redhanded by Anti Corruption Bureau officials in Nellore when he demanded and accepted bribe...
  • Telugu lyricist Vennelakanti met with an accident March 13, 2013

    Veteran Telugu lyricist Vennelakanti met with an accident and has got injured while his wife's hand has been fractured. The writer was on his way to Chennai from Nellore with his family and a vehicle hit his car from the back. They were rushed to a nearby private hospital in...
  • Hyderabad blasts: 'Maqbool met high-security prisoner at Nellore jail' February 24, 2013

    Hyderabad: Even as the investigations continue into the twin blasts in Dilsukh Nagar, Hyderabad, sources confirm that Indian Mujahideen suspect Syed Maqbool met a high security prisoner in Nellore jail just months before his arrest by the Delhi Police in October 2012. The NIA is now acting upon the lead...
  • AP: Woman, daughter stabbed to death; accused beaten up by mob February 13, 2013

    Nellore: A woman and her daughter were stabbed to death by three men in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday. Two of the accused are students and one is a minor. A mob attacked the men while they were being taken into custody. According to the police, the main accused...
  • One dead, 5 crew members of ship missing October 31, 2012

    New Delhi: One person has been died due to Cyclone Nilam at the Tamil Nadu coast near Mahabalipuram. The crew member drowned after a life boat carrying him and 21 colleagues capsized in choppy waters off Besant Nagar locality in south Chennai in high velocity winds just hours before the...
  • Cyclone Nilam hits Tamil Nadu coast October 31, 2012

    Chennai: UPDATE: 5.54 pm: The Weather department has said that there is possibility of Cyclone Nilam to intensify. 5.48 pm: Wind speed has gone up to 100 km per hour and more than 4000 people have been evacuated near Mahabalipuram. Cuddalore has now been declared cleared of landfall. 5.35 pm: The Met...
  • Cyclone Nilam: 5 Andhra districts on alert, no evacuation yet October 31, 2012

    Cyclone Nilam is nearing the Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh coast and is likely to strike by Wednesday evening. Five coastal districts in Andhra Pradesh which are on Nilam's path are on alert. Nellore is receiving an average of 5 to 6 cm rainfall since Tuesday night. ...
  • Cyclone Nilam: Rains lash Andhra Pradesh October 31, 2012

    Hyderabad: Rains and strong gales hit Nellore in Andhra Pradesh and other neighbouring districts of Tamil Nadu under the influence of cyclonic storm Nilam. The cyclone is expected to make a landfall on Wednesday evening between Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu and Nellore, bringing in heavy rains in the region with...
  • Cyclone Nilam live tweets: Power, communication to be hit October 30, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are bracing for Cyclone Nilam that is approaching the coast. The Met Department, which has issued a cyclone warning, says it is expected to hit the coastline on Wednesday afternoon or evening. "Cyclone Nilam will hit the area between Nellore and Nagapattinam by Wednesday...
  • Cyclone Nilam: Coastal districts of AP put on high alert October 30, 2012

    Hyderabad: Districts along the Bay of Bengal coast in Andhra Pradesh have been put on high alert as the deep depression that lay centred between Chennai and Nagapattinam is expected to turn into a cyclone by tomorrow. Heavy winds with a speed ranging from 4555 kmph are expected under the...
  • TN: Depression over Bay of Bengal brings heavy rains October 30, 2012

    Chennai: A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, which would further intensify into a cyclonic storm, on Tuesday brought heavy rains in many parts of Tamil Nadu, especially in coastal areas, prompting the government to declare a holiday for schools. Chennai, Kancheepuram, Cuddalore and Villupuram received heavy rains in the...
  • Cyclone fear looms over TN after depression in Bay of Bengal October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: A major cyclone fear looms over Tamil Nadu after a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal, the Met office in Chennai said on Monday. "There is no cyclone alert. However, if the depression intensifies, it could turn into a cyclone," the Met office said. Heavy rains have been...
  • AP: Ganesh festival a money spinner for idlers September 20, 2012

    Nellore: The nineday Ganesh festival, over years, appears to have turned into a money spinner for idle youth, antisocial elements, and the lower cadre of political parties. Instead of creating an atmosphere of devotion, the areas where Ganesh idols are installed produce much din and noise and at some places...
  • Crackers caused Tamil Nadu Express fire: Report September 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Accidental igniting of crackers on board the Tamil Nadu Express caused the fire that claimed 32 lives and injured 28 people in July this year, said official sources on Thursday. "The fire was caused due to accidental igniting of crackers being carried in the S11 coach of the train,"...
  • AP: Crackers caused Nellore train fire August 30, 2012

    Hyderabad: The fire on Tamil Nadu Express that killed 34 passengers near Nellore on July 30 was caused by firecrackers, according to officials of the Andhra Pradesh Forensic Science Laboratory here. The officials submitted a comprehensive report to the Government Railway Police here on Wednesday. APFSL director O. Narasimha Murthy...
  • Rail Ministry feels the heat over TN Express fire August 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Dont play with fire. This was the clear message to the Railway Ministry from the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways in the aftermath of the recent fire accident in Tamil Nadu Express that claimed 34 lives. Pointing out that passenger safety should be given utmost priority, the panel...
  • 9 victims of TN Express fire critical August 2, 2012

    Nellore: The health condition of nine passengers, who suffered severe burns and lung injury due to smoke inhalation in the fire accident in Tamil Nadu Express on Monday, continued to remain critical, with the condition of two deteriorating fast. Officials are making arrangements for shifting all the victims to Chennai...
  • TN: Day after tragedy, minister gets luxury treatment August 1, 2012

    Chennai: If you had stayed at the Central Railway Station until the early hours of Tuesday, you might have thought that the country was still ruled by monarchs. The royal treatment that Union Railway Minister Mukul Roy received after he arrived from Nellore in a special luxury train here gave...
  • Are Railways becoming death traps? July 31, 2012

    32 passengers were killed after a coach of the DelhiChennai Tamil Nadu Express caught fire at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. On Face the Nation, CNNIBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts Are Railways becoming death traps? Here is the full transcript of the show: Sagarika Ghose: Hi there,...
  • FTN: Are Railways becoming death traps? July 30, 2012

    32 passengers were killed after a coach of the DelhiChennai Tamil Nadu Express caught fire at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. ...
  • TN Exp fire: Survivors recall the horrific incident July 30, 2012

    Nellore: Thirty two passengers were killed after a coach of the DelhiChennai Tamil Nadu Express caught fire at around 4 am on Monday at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. The cause of the fire in S11 coach is not known yet, but Railway Minister Mukul Roy has hinted at sabotage. As...
  • TN Exp fire: Railway Minister Mukul Roy hints at sabotage July 30, 2012

    The cause of the fire in S11 coach of the DelhiChennai Tamil Nadu express, in which 32 passengers were killed, is not known yet. ...
  • Fire alarm system yet to be installed in trains July 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The fire in Tamil Nadu Express was the fourth such incident since last year but there are no effective measures including installation of fire and smoke detection alarms in trains. The fire claimed 32 lives including six women and three children. Though the Railways launched a pilot project installing fire...
  • TN Exp fire: 32 bodies recovered, probe ordered July 30, 2012

    Nellore: A major fire engulfed one of the coaches of the Chennaibound Tamil Nadu Express in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh on Monday morning. Thirtytwo people died in the incident and 25 people were said to be injured. The 32 bodies have been recovered. Out of those, 19 are said to be...
  • TN train reaches Chennai, passengers recount horror July 30, 2012

    Hyderabad/Chennai: The illfated New DelhiChennai Tamil Nadu Express reached Chennai Central station, minus the gutted bogie in which 35 passengers were burnt alive early on Monday morning. The distraught passengers of the train were in a hurry to reach their homes and were reluctant to speak to the media persons. A passenger...
  • Railways in a mess, buck stops with PM: Dinesh Trivedi July 30, 2012

    A major fire broke out in one of the bogies of New DelhiChennai Tamil Nadu Express near Nellore in Andhra Pradesh on Monday morning, killing 32 and injuring 25. ...
  • TN Express fire: 'Report on safety of trains soon' July 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mukul Roy on Monday said that an inquiry had been ordered into the Tamil Nadu Express fire incident in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, and that a comprehensive note was being prepared on the safety and security of trains, which would be submitted to the PM in the...
  • TN Express fire: 32 feared dead, probe ordered July 30, 2012

    Nellore: A major fire engulfed one of the coaches of the Chennaibound Tamil Nadu Express in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh on Monday morning. Thirty two people were said to have died in the incident and 25 people were said to be injured. The death toll is likely to rise further. The Chairman of...