Tirupati

  • Andhra Pradesh: Srikakulam has potential for industrial development, says CM Naidu 8 hours 48 minutes ago

    Srikakulam: Srikakulam district has potential for industrial development and industrialists have come forward to establish industries in the district, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said on Thursday. He visited the district to inaugurate VKT Pharma Pvt Ltd set up by his friend Potluri Ramesh Babu. After inaugurating the pharma unit,...
  • TDP to elect Chandrababu Naidu as legislature party leader on June 4 May 31, 2014

    Tirupati: The famous temple city of Tirupati is being decked up for the June 4 meeting of TDP MLAs, where N Chandrababu Naidu will be elected as the legislature party leader. Party sources said on Saturday that Naidu, an ardent devotee of Lord Venkateswara, had expressed his desire to be elected...
  • Not just Varanasi, India has over two dozen holy cities as LS seats March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: All eyes are on Varanasi, the holiest place for the Hindus. BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's candidature from Varanasi has made it a politically very important city in this election season. But, it is not the only holy city or religious place, which is also a Lok...
  • Tirupati wildfire brought under control but yet to be doused March 21, 2014

    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. They...
  • Wildfire continues to rage in Tirupati, efforts on to control it March 20, 2014

    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...
  • Tirupati fire still raging on, path to temple closed: Police March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A huge forest fire that broke out in the temple town of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday is still raging on, the police said. Officials suspect that increase in temperatures could have led to the fire. Officials of the temple board, the police and the fire department are trying...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 19, 2014

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  • News 360: Congress likely to field Digvijaya Singh against Modi from Varanasi March 19, 2014

    Congress is likely to field party General Secretary and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Dijvijaya Singh against Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi in the Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Kurnool, Tirupati in fray for capital for new Andhra February 23, 2014

    Following the passage of Telangana bill in Parliament, the residual state of Andhra Pradesh is now facing the task of choosing a new capital city with various leaders pitching for their regions. T G Venkatesh, Minor Irrigation Minister in the outgoing Kiran Kumar Reddy government, said Kurnool should be the capital...
  • Tirupati bags Best Heritage City award February 17, 2014

    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 including...
  • Seemandhra bandh by united Andhra Pradesh groups hits people hard September 24, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Seemandhra bandh called by the pro-united Andhra Pradesh organisations has affected the 13 districts in Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema. The public transport bandh on the hills of Tirumala between 6 am to 6 pm on Tuesday has caused a lot of inconvenience to the people visiting the Lord...
  • Tirupati returns to normal after being hit by anti-Telangana protests September 2, 2013

    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 August 30, 2013

    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 hill...
  • AP: Anti-Telangana protesters to block roads to Tirupati August 27, 2013

    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...
  • Seemandhra protesters attack Telangana MP at Tirupati August 18, 2013

    Senior Congress MP from Telangana V. Hanumantha Rao on Saturday came under attack by those opposing division of Andhra Pradesh at Tirupati when he went to Tirumala temple for a 'darshan'. People had to baton charge the protesters who attacked his car, damaging the windowpanes. Tension prevailed at Alipiri when the Rajya...
  • Bandhs in Andhra, Tirupati to protest against Telangana August 17, 2013

    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...
  • Telangana effect: Buses to Tirumala stopped for first time in four decades August 13, 2013

    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 Corporation...
  • Lanka President offers worship at Tirupati shrine February 9, 2013

    Tirupati: Amid tight security, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his wife Shiranthi on Saturday offered worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara near Tirupati. Rajapaksa was in the temple for about 40 minutes. Before offering worship, he took part in the 'Suprabhatha' recitation ritual in the sanctum sanctorum,...
  • Snapshot: Cricketer Sreesanth has his head shaved February 4, 2013

    Indian fast bowler Sreesanth comes out of Lord Venkateshwara Temple after tonsuring his head in Tirumala, Tirupati on February 4, 2013. PTI Photo. ...
  • Snapshot: Sachin Tendulkar visits Tirupati February 4, 2013

    Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar with TTD Chairman Bapiraju at the Lord Venkateswara temple at Tirumala in Tirupati on February 2, 2013 morning. PTI Photo. ...
  • AP: Advani offers prayers at Lord Venkateswara temple November 10, 2012

    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...
  • Spurt in death of trekking pilgrims to Tirupati alarming September 22, 2012

    Tirupati: A pilgrim Jayamma(67) from Bengaluru died while she was trekking to Tirumala on July 11 and another pilgrim Chinta Chinna Bhadraiah(45), a native of Sattenapalli in Guntur district died of cardiac arrest on August 4 this year, walking the Srivari Mettu trail. These two incidents reveal how pilgrims are...
  • ISRO chief prays for success of PSLV-C21 launch September 7, 2012

    Tirupati: Ahead of India's landmark 100th space mission, ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishanan on Friday offered worship at the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara near Tirupati praying for its successful launch. Radhakrishanan is a frequent visitor to the over 2000-year-old shrine before every mission, temple sources said. The mission, in which a 720-kg...
  • Tirupati: Student hangs himself in hostel September 4, 2012

    Tirupati: Lalith Raju (14), studying in 8th standard in a private school in the town, committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his hostel room on Monday. The MR Palle police said, Lalith Raju from Adoni of Kurnool district studying at Sri Chaitanya Children's Academy on the...
  • Tirupati pilgrims losing babies to sleep September 3, 2012

    Tirupati: Fatigue after the pilgrimage to Tirumala and Tirupati, which makes parents of babies sleepy-eyed, has come in handy for professional kidnappers who are always on the prowl, waiting for the right moment to make the snatch. Most of the babies have been kidnapped when their tired parents have dozed...
  • Tirupati: Drama over an 'unborn' baby August 28, 2012

    Tirupati: High drama took place at the government maternity hospital, here on Monday, when a woman in her late thirties, staged a dharna claiming that her newborn baby was missing. Later it was revealed that the woman had never been pregnant and had not delivered any baby. It all started with...
  • Andhra Pradesh: 6 infants die at govt hospital August 16, 2012

    Tirupati: Slight tension prevailed at Ruia Government Hospital in Tirupati after six infants died on Wednesday. The parents staged a protest at the hospital alleging negligence. However, no police complaint has been filed against the hospital authorities as yet. The hospital authorities insist the infants who died were admitted in a critical...
  • Non-Hindus to sign faith form to enter Tirupati July 27, 2012

    Tirumala: From now on, non-Hindus will not be allowed into the Tirumala temple without furnishing a declaration affirming their faith in Lord Venkateswara. The declaration register, which was earlier kept in the Vaikuntam queue complex, will now be made available in other places like the JEO camp office, Peshkar Office...
  • Jagan's visit to Tirupati sparks religion row May 3, 2012

    Hyderabad: Already battling corruption cases, YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy now finds himself in a new controversy as the authorities in the Tirupati temple say he has violated norms. Jagan is a practising Christian but did not sign a mandatory declaration that Non-Hindus have to sign before entering the shrine. The YSR...
  • No priority darshan for VIPs at Tirumala April 4, 2012

    TIRUMALA: The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Trust Board has decided to withdraw the intervention of government department official machinery to conduct Kalyanamasthu programme in the state. They have decided to conduct ‘Nitya Kalyanamasthu’ at only 11 important temples including Srisailam, Yadagirigutta, Basara, Vemulavada, Dwaraka Tirumala, Mangalagiri, Arasavelli, Annavaram, Kanaka Durga...