Srikakulam

  • Six 'disillusioned' Maoists surrender in Odisha June 23, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Six armed Maoists, including a woman carrying a reward of Rs.1 lakh for her capture,on Sunday surrendered in Odisha after being left "disillusioned" by Maoist ideology, police said. The rebels, wanted in connection with several violent incidents, surrendered before the police in the district headquarters town of Koraput, about 500...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Pending irrigation projects to get priority, says TDP June 13, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Putting irrigation projects on priority, Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao said that the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) would expedite completion of pending projects to irrigate farms in the state. Talking to reporters here on Friday after a review meeting on pending irrigation projects in North Andhra with...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Rains claim 42 lives so far, CM to take aerial survey October 28, 2013

    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 October 27, 2013

    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 department...
  • Kiran Reddy opposes creation of Telangana again October 20, 2013

    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 October 15, 2013

    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 besides...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Govt delivers promise as there was a minimum damage October 16, 2013

    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 October 13, 2013

    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 October 13, 2013

    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, which...
  • Cyclone Phailin: NDRF, highway authorities carry rescue operation in Srikakulam October 13, 2013

    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 October 13, 2013

    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 on...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Power outrage continues in affected districts of AP October 13, 2013

    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 October 13, 2013

    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 October 13, 2013

    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 October 14, 2013

    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 October 12, 2013

    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 as...
  • Cyclone Phailin hits Odisha coast: How the day progressed October 13, 2013

    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 Phailin...
  • AP CM takes stock of cyclone Phailin situation; officials on alert October 12, 2013

    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 high...
  • Cyclone Phailin: 52,000 people evacuated in Srikakulam today October 12, 2013

    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 are...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Relief teams are ready for action, says Odisha CM October 11, 2013

    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 not...
  • AP: 175 km-long human chain formed to oppose Telangana August 31, 2013

    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. Ispired...
  • AP: 88 per cent voting in second phase of panchayat elections July 27, 2013

    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 November 3, 2012

    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 November 2, 2012

    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, where...
  • AP: Fire at Srikakulam chemical plant June 30, 2012

    Hyderabad: A massive fire broke out at the Nagarjuna Agrichem Limited plant in Arinama Akkivalasa area of Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district at around 12 noon on Saturday. While there are no reports of any casualties, 15 people have suffered minor injures and have been admitted to a local hospital. There were many...
  • AP: 4 killed in group clash in land dispute June 12, 2012

    Hyderabad: Four people were killed and 20 others injured on Tuesday in a clash between two groups in a dispute over a piece of land in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district, police said. The clash took place at Lakshmipuram village in Vangara mandal of Srikakulam district in north coastal Andhra Pradesh,...
  • Villagers continue protest against AP power plant February 29, 2012

    Hyderabad: A year after three villagers died in police firing on a group opposing an upcoming thermal power project, the struggle by people of Kakrapalli in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam district is still on. The relay hunger strike by the villagers demanding scrapping of the project entered its 564th day on...
  • AP liquor scam: Ministers hand-in-gloves with mafia February 25, 2012

    Hyderabad: CNN-IBN has accessed documents that expose the full extent of the liquor scam in Andhra Pradesh. Reportedly, not only have excise and police officials taken bribes to allow the illegal liquor business to flourish, they also loaned money to the tune of Rs 2 crore to the mafia to...
  • Andhra Pradesh: fishermen fight for livelihood September 15, 2011

    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 are...
  • No MoEF relief for Srikakulam power plant March 9, 2011

    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 East...