Srikakulam

  • Andhra Pradesh: Rains claim 42 lives so far, CM to take aerial survey 28-10-2013 08:24 AM

    Hyderabad: Incessant rains lashing Andhra Pradesh for the last six days have claimed 46 lives so far in various rain-related incidents. About eight lakh hectares of crops have been left inundated and nearly 85,000 people have been evacuated to safer places and 225 relief camps have been set up. There...
  • Heavy rains lash WB, Odisha, AP; Met predicts more rainfall 27-10-2013 08:58 AM

    Just days after Phailin and floods struck Odisha, incessant rains have added to the misery of the people in the state. So far, around 16 people have died and lakhs are still marooned. Rescue operations are continuing, but the situation in Ganjam district continues to be grim as the Met...
  • Kiran Reddy opposes creation of Telangana again 20-10-2013 03:14 PM

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has once again opposed the creation of Telangana. After visiting cyclone Phailin hit Srikakulam district of the state, Reddy has made a statement that he is going to oppose the creation of Telangana state. The chief minister who has been openly...
  • Vijayamma to tour cyclone-hit Srikakulam on Wednesday 15-10-2013 03:21 PM

    YSR Congress party honorary president YS Vijayamma would tour in the Cyclone-hit Srikakulam district on Wednesday. She would visit the worst-affected Palasa and Icchapuram assembly constituencies in the district, the YSRCP said in a release. According to the official estimates, coconut plantations in 3,219 hectares suffered damages due to the...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Govt delivers promise as there was a minimum damage 14-10-2013 07:38 PM

    Sikakulam: Huge relief for the people of Odisha and Andhra Pardesh as cyclone Phailin, which hit the coast on Saturday night was not as devastating as it was thought. The credit for the minimum damage goes to the authorities for their rescue preparations and to Met department for flagging the...
  • Started rescue work even before cyclone Phailin hit AP coast: NDRF 13-10-2013 07:20 PM

    After the Srikakulam coast in Andhra Pradesh was hit by cyclone Phailin on Saturday night, the NDRF teams reached the spot and started the rescue work. The teams had, however, started the rescue operations much before the cyclone hit the coast. A NDRF official said, "The situation was very serious,...
  • Relief operations going on in full swing, says Srikakulam collector 13-10-2013 06:25 PM

    The relief and rescue works are going on in full swing in the "Phailin"-hit Srikakulam district and the situation is expected to become normal by Monday, district collector Saurabh Gaur said on Sunday. According to him, an old woman died in a wall collapse in Ichapuram mandal on Saturday night,...
  • Cyclone Phailin: NDRF, highway authorities carry rescue operation in Srikakulam 13-10-2013 01:38 PM

    NDRF and highway authorities are working together in Srikakulam to clear the debris. Cranes and JCBs have been deployed here on the highways; uprooted trees have been pushed to the sides to allow traffic to flow. Nine NDRF teams are on ground in Srikakulam. ...
  • Cyclone Phailin leaves trail of destruction, its intensity weakens 13-10-2013 12:55 PM

    Severe cyclonic storm 'Phailin', which forced the evacuation of over eight lakh people, left a trail of destruction in coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh and disrupted communication lines before weakening considerably on Sunday. Though seven deaths have been reported in Odisha, they took place as uprooted trees fell...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Power outrage continues in affected districts of AP 13-10-2013 08:30 AM

    Around 50-60 people are stranded in Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh. It is worst hit district of Andhra Pradesh. ...
  • Cyclone Phailin: No reports of massive destruction, wind speed reduces, no casualty in AP 13-10-2013 07:21 AM

    Srikakulam/Brahmapur/Bhubaneshwar: The wind speed of the Cyclone Phailin has reduced giving some hopes of less damage and destruction. Even though it is too early to come to any conclusion, there has not been any reports of massive destruction and death from the Cyclone affected areas. According to CNN-IBN's Bhubaneshwar correspondent...
  • Cyclone Phailin hits Odisha-AP coast, massive rain lashes the region 13-10-2013 12:08 AM

    Brahmapur, Bhubneshwar, Srikakulam: It has been almost three hours since cyclone Phailin made landfall at Gopalpur coast in Gajam district of Odisha. The entire southern coast of Odisha and northern coast of Andhra Pradesh have plunged into darkness. There has been no report of damage to property and loss of...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Storm makes landfall at Gopalpur coast in Odisha 12-10-2013 11:29 PM

    Srikakulam, Brahmapur, Bhubaneshwar: Cyclone Phailin hits India's East coast near Gopalpur in Ganjam district of Odisha on Saturday night. At over 200 km per hour Phailin is the worst cyclone in the last 14 years. There has been no reports of damage or casualty so far. Briefing media about the...
  • Phailin impact: Rain, wind lash Srikakulam district of Andhra 12-10-2013 10:45 PM

    Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds lashed most parts of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts tonight as cyclone Phailin reached the neighbouring Odisha coast. According to a senior official, wind with a velocity of 200 kmph is blowing in the region, and power supply in affected areas has been shut down...
  • Cyclone Phailin hits Odisha coast: How the day progressed 12-10-2013 10:01 PM

    Srikakulam, Brahmapur, Bhubaneshwar: 11:30 pm: Congress President Sonia Gandhi is in constant touch with Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and taking stock of the situation in cyclone-hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. She says the government and Congress will do everything possible to stand up to emergent situation. 10:45 pm: Cyclone...
  • AP CM takes stock of cyclone Phailin situation; officials on alert 12-10-2013 02:25 PM

    Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Saturday directed Chief Secretary to monitor the preparedness for cyclone 'Phailin' with District Collectors and officials of defence forces and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Reddy enquired about the cyclone situation this morning and directed the officials to be on...
  • Cyclone Phailin: 52,000 people evacuated in Srikakulam today 12-10-2013 10:09 AM

    As many as 52,000 locals were on Saturday evacuated and 25,000 people accommodated in cyclone shelters in Srikakulam district in view of cyclcone Phailin which is expected to cross the shore by this evening. "In addition to the Naval and Coast Guard forces, five teams of National Disaster Relief Force...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Relief teams are ready for action, says Odisha CM 11-10-2013 08:12 PM

    Armed forces have been put on high alert as Odisha braces for cyclone Phailin which is expected to hit the coasts of the state by Saturday evening. The memory of the 1999 super cyclone is still a haunting one in Odisha. This as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik pleaded with people...
  • AP: 175 km-long human chain formed to oppose Telangana 31-08-2013 07:28 PM

    Samaikyandhra Parirakshana Vedika, representing all associations, on Saturday held 'Maha Manavaharam', a human chain from Pydibhimavaram to Itchapuram covering almost 175 km in Srikakulam to press for the demand of united Andhra Pradesh, sources said. Thousands of people formed the "longest" human chain on the National Highway-16, the organisers claimed....
  • AP: 88 per cent voting in second phase of panchayat elections 27-07-2013 10:30 PM

    Hyderabad: The ruling Congress recovered a bit in the second phase of elections to gram panchayats in Andhra Pradesh by securing a lead in 10 districts while main opposition Telugu Desam continued its good run emerging on top in nine districts as per the trends available this evening. Trouble, however,...
  • TDP leader Yerran Naidu to be cremated on Saturday 03-11-2012 10:48 AM

    Hyderabad: The last rites of Telugu Desam Party's senior leader and former central minister K Yerran Naidu, who died in a road accident in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district early on Friday, will be performed on Saturday. A pall of gloom descended on Srikakulam, the native district of Naidu. Hundreds of...
  • AP: TDP leader Yerran Naidu dies in a car crash 02-11-2012 06:38 AM

    New Delhi: Senior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader K Yerran Naidu died in a car accident on Thursday night. Naidu was returning after an event in Vizag when his car hit a petrol tanker near Ranasthalam in Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh. Naidu was immediately taken to a local hospital,...
  • Andhra Pradesh: fishermen fight for livelihood 09-03-2011 09:48 PM

    Kakrapalli: It's been listed as a wetland of international importance, a nesting site for spot billed pelicans and painted storks, two globally threatened species. And East coast Energy's plans to build a 2600 MW thermal power plant here has run into trouble. Over 5000 men and women from surrounding villages...
  • No MoEF relief for Srikakulam power plant 08-03-2011 05:54 PM

    Kakrapalli: A thermal power plant, to be set up in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, has local people up in arms protesting, alleging that they will be deprived of their livelihood, even as two persons died in police firing. The Environment Ministry has on Tuesday refused to lift its suspension order on...
  • Jairam issues notice to Srikakulam power plant 01-03-2011 05:11 PM

    Srikakulam: The Environment Ministry on Tuesday issued a show cause notice to East Coast Energy, which is promoting the thermal power plant in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh. On Monday, two people had died in police firing on protests over the proposal for the power plant. The project had got...
  • Two die in protest against proposed power plant 28-02-2011 07:41 PM

    Visakhapatnam: Two persons were killed and five injured when police opened fire to control villagers protesting against setting up of a thermal power plant in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district on Monday. "Two persons were killed and five sustained injuries in the incident at Vadditandra village," said Srikakulam SP KVV Gopal...
  • Srikakulum still tense after police firing 15-07-2010 04:13 PM

    Hundreds of angry villagers had gathered earlier on Wednesday to protest the setting up of a thermal power plant. ...