Tirumala

  • Tirupati wildfire brought under control but yet to be doused 21-03-2014 08:41 AM

    Tirupati: The fire near the Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh has been brought under control but has not yet been doused. Two Indian Air Force helicopters have now been deployed to help put out the fire. Each of the two helicopters has the capacity to carry 4,000 litres of water....
  • Wildfire continues to rage in Tirupati, efforts on to control it 20-03-2014 01:48 PM

    Hyderabad: The forest fire continues to rage on the hills of Tirumala in the temple town of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. With authorities going all out to control it, Air Force choppers have been put on stand by to air spray water. The chief secretary and Governor have asked all...
  • Forest fire engulfs hills of Tirumala; no casualties reported so far 19-03-2014 06:06 PM

    A massive forest fire has engulfed the hills of Tirumala, forcing the authorities to stop pilgrims who were on the way to Tirumala temple in Andhra Pradesh. The pilgrims were walking uphill to the shrine when the fire broke out. Triumala temple's officials along with police and fire department are...
  • Tirupati bags Best Heritage City award 17-02-2014 10:43 PM

    Tirupati: The Union Tourism Ministry has selected Tirupati as the Best Heritage City for 2012-13, Tirumala Tirupati Devasathanam sources said on Monday. Andhra Pradesh government had nominated Tirupati as the state's contender in the heritage city category for the national tourism award. Tirupati is famous for its ancient historical structures...
  • Tirupati returns to normal after being hit by anti-Telangana protests 02-09-2013 08:59 AM

    Tirupati: A month after the Telangana statehood was announced, the anti-statehood protests are still on. While this had earlier affected the temple town of Tirupati with a 10 to 15 per cent drop in the number of pilgrims, the situation is now improving with the devotees returning in thousands to...
  • 5000 TTD staff stage peace rally for integrated Andhra Pradesh 30-08-2013 07:00 PM

    About 5000 employees of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, which manages the hill temple of Lord Venkateswara, on Friday, went on mass leave and took out a rally demanding reversal of Centre s decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh. With a view not to inconvenience the pilgrims,the staff attending day shift at the...
  • AP: Anti-Telangana protesters to block roads to Tirupati 27-08-2013 08:40 PM

    Hyderabad: The on-going battle over Telangana is likely to severely affect the world's second richest temple Tirupati from Wednesday. The indefinite bandh across Seemandhra region has already been causing a lot of inconvenience to the devotees visiting the temple for the past three weeks. Andhra Pradesh state run buses have...
  • Bandhs in Andhra, Tirupati to protest against Telangana 17-08-2013 11:37 AM

    Hyderabad: People have been organising bandhs in Tirupati and Andhra to protest against the decision on Telangana. Private transport operators have declared a 24-hour bandh here to support a united Andhra protest. With the Andhra Pradesh Road Transport Corporation employees also joining the anti-telangana protests, most pilgrims are relying on...
  • Seemandhra protests: Relief for pilgrims as bus services to Tirumala being restored 14-08-2013 08:28 AM

    In a relief to devotees visiting the abode of Lord Venkateswara in Andhra Pradesh, the bus services run by APSRTC to Tirumala Hills will be restored from Wednesday. The decision was taken late on Tuesday night after RTC employees agreed to exempt these services from the ongoing indefinite strike in...
  • Telangana effect: Buses to Tirumala stopped for first time in four decades 13-08-2013 06:39 PM

    Tirupati: For the first time in nearly four decades, buses going to the famous Hindu temple atop Tirumala Hills were stopped on Tuesday as transport employees joined the indefinite mass strike to protest the centre's decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh. Over 1500 buses of state-owned Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport...
  • AP: Advani offers prayers at Lord Venkateswara temple 10-11-2012 01:09 PM

    Tirupati: Senior BJP leader L K Advani offered prayers at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at nearby Tirumala on Saturday. The veteran BJP leader arrived at Renigunta airport near here on Friday afternoon. After an overnight stay on the hills, he offered prayers at the temple early this...
  • Rajinikanth offers prayer at Balaji temple 20-10-2011 02:02 PM

    Tirupati: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who is on a thanks giving visit after recovering from ailment recently, offered prayers at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala on Thursday. Rajinikanth, an ardent devotee of Lord Venkateswara, was accompanied by his wife Latha, daughters Aishwarya and Soundarya and sons-in-law Danush...
  • Darshan on wheels at world's richest temple 12-05-2011 06:54 AM

    Bangalore: A freewheeling darshan - that's what a Bangalore company is promising pilgrims at the famed Tirupati temple in a few months from now. No, it doesn't mean an end to the long queues at the temple that sees about 70,000 pilgrims per day but it'll at least mean a...
  • Tirupati: Gold plating of richest temple shelved 10-05-2011 05:47 PM

    New Delhi: Tirumala Tirupati Devesthanam (TTD) on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it has shelved the controversial decision on gold plating of the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirupati, the world's richest temple. The decision to reconsider the move was taken in deference to the...
  • Gold plating work at Tirumala temple illegal: HC 30-11-2010 04:29 PM

    Hyderabad: A division bench of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Tuesday held that the gold plating work of the sanctum sanctorum of famous Tirumala temple undertaken by the Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam (TTD) was "illegal and unconstitutional". The bench comprising Justice B Prakasha Rao and Justice Reddy Kantha Rao found...
  • After ticket scam, suicide rocks Tirupati 28-08-2010 11:12 AM

    Tirupati: A Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) official committed suicide on Friday after reports of alleged harassment by a senior TTD official. The employees' union said V.M. Suresh was being forced by Dharma Reddy to become a witness in the multi-crore ticketing scam, a charge dismissed by him. The victim was...
  • Tirupati-Tirumala hills grapple with rising AIDS cases 21-06-2008 01:35 AM

    Southampton: Hashim Amla looked forward to returning to the scene of his greatest triumph after punishing England with yet another superb century. Amla's brilliant 150 was the centrepiece of the Proteas 80 run-win in the second one-day international at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Tuesday as they went 1-0...
  • Deities of India's richest temple came to Delhi 21-03-2008 04:13 PM

    London: The South Africa-born former England allrounder, Basil D'Oliveira has passed away at the age of 80. Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Saturday paid tribute to the life of Basil d'Oliveira who has passed away in England. His health had been deteriorating for some time. 'Dolly,' as he was known...
  • God gets fake notes, lottery tickets 25-01-2007 08:56 AM

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  • Tirupati woman weilds scissors 18-11-2006 09:09 PM

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