Tirupati

  • Not just Varanasi, India has over two dozen holy cities as LS seats 28-03-2014 01:42 PM

    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 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...
  • Tirupati fire still raging on, path to temple closed: Police 20-03-2014 11:44 AM

    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...
  • Kurnool, Tirupati in fray for capital for new Andhra 23-02-2014 06:57 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Seemandhra bandh by united Andhra Pradesh groups hits people hard 24-09-2013 11:33 AM

    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 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...
  • Seemandhra protesters attack Telangana MP at Tirupati 18-08-2013 02:03 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Snapshot: Tirupati gets 2.5 feet diamond crown 08-09-2011 02:44 PM

    This 2.5 ft diamond studded golden crown, worth Rs 45 crore, was offered at Lord Vekateswara Temple by former Karnataka Minister G Janardhana Reddy in Tirupati on June 11, 2009. Reddy was arrested by the CBI in connection with illegal mining case. (PTI Photo) ...
  • Chiranjeevi extends support to Anna Hazare 15-08-2011 10:03 PM

    Hyderabad: Tirupati MLA K Chiranjeevi and pro-Telangana leader M Kodandaram on Monday extended their support to anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare's fight against corruption. "Whoever fights against corruption should be commended," said Chiranjeevi, who is set to join the Congress on August 20. Though it might practically not be possible to...
  • TCS, Wipro in race for Tirupati temple project 27-07-2011 09:00 AM

    Hyderabad: TCS and Wipro are among three companies vying to bag the prestigious Sri Seva Project of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) to provide IT solutions that will help devotees. Currently TTD offers four main e-services such as e-seva, e-accommodation, e-sudarshanam and e-hundi to the devotees and the Sri Seva...
  • 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...
  • 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...