Visakhapatnam

  • SEZs to get fresh fillip under Modi government, says Nirmala Sitharaman 5 days ago

    Visakhapatnam: Special Economic Zones have not performed to their full potential in the past ten years and so the NDA government is planning to tweak policies to make them more productive and viable, said Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday. She said Indian firms active...
  • Defence alertness best guarantee for peace in region: Arun Jaitley 5 days ago

    Visakhapatnam: As Indian Navy added more firepower following induction of the first home built stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette 'INS Kamorta' on Saturday, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said effective defence preparedness is the "best guarantee" for peace in the region. Jaitley also pushed for turning India into a key manufacturer of defence...
  • New capital: Andhra Pradesh Minister bats for Guntur-Vijayawada July 28, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Minister P Narayana, heading a government panel to build a new capital city, on Monday said Guntur-Vijayawada cluster is being considered as a possible location given its easy accessibility from all the 13 districts of the truncated state. Talking to reporters, he said Visakhapatnam is not being considered...
  • Visakhapatnam: Kidney racket busted, hospital director arrested June 18, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: A kidney racket has been busted in Visakhapatnam and the Director of a hospital has been arrested in connection with the case. The Odisha Police arrested Seven Hills Hospitals director Dr N Prabhakar Babu after his hospital allegedly carried out a kidney transplant without following rules. However, the police...
  • 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...
  • Arrest warrant issued against Telugu scriptwriter May 30, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: A local court today issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against screenwriter and Telugu movie director K V Vijayendra Prasad, father of noted film director S S Rajamouli, in connection with a cheque bounce case. Additional Judicial Magistrate First Class at Elamanchili today issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Prasad. The...
  • Accountable governance only possible with BJP-TDP: Manohar Parrikar May 4, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said that if the BJP-TDP combine came to power, it would curb corruption in the state. "If the alliance is elected to power, corruption would be controlled. It will ultimately result in increase in the revenue of the state government, which can be...
  • Visakhapatnam: People split over Telangana, say it will affect polls May 1, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Visakhapatnam, second only to Hyderabad in terms of industries and infrastructure, is likely to be the new capital of Seemandhra. It will go to polls on May 7. The YSR Congress has fielded Jagan Mohan Reddy's mother as the Lok Sabha candidate from here while the Telugu Desam Party has...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Retired deputy army chief NS Malik slams UPA government April 29, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Retired deputy chief of the Indian Army Lieutenant General NS Malik claimed on Tuesday that the security and integrity of the nation is not safe under the UPA government. Malik, who is the BJP's national security cell convener claimed that India's defence preparedness is not upto the mark under...
  • Narendra Modi sidelined BJP veterans to promote himself: Chiranjeevi April 23, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Congress campaign committee chief Chiranjeevi accused BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of pushing aside veteran leaders of his party to promote himself. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday during his election campaign on behalf of Congress candidates in the city, Chiranjeevi compared the Gujarat Chief Minister to...
  • Navy's disaster run continues, 1 killed, 2 injured in Visakhapatnam March 9, 2014

    Yet another accident at an under-construction nuclear submarine in Visakhapatnam has brought the Indian Navy in the dock. One worker has been killed and two others have suffered injuries in the accident that took place on Saturday at the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam. One of the injured worker said...
  • Petrol pumps in Hyderabad shut to protest raids March 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Petrol pumps in Hyderabad and other major cities and towns in Andhra Pradesh remained closed for the second day on Monday to protest the crackdown by legal metrology department against some outlets allegedly tampering dispensing units. The flash strike, which began on Sunday evening, continued in the twin cities of...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Minor girl allegedly raped by 19-year-old youth January 22, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: In a shocking incident, a 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 19-year-old youth at near Revidi village under Padmanabham police station limits. According to police, the girl who is a native of Lakshmipuram under Bheemili district zone went to her grandfather's house at Venkatapuram of Padmanabham, a few days...
  • Cyclone Lehar: Andhra seeks choppers, extra NDRF teams November 26, 2013

    Andhra Pradesh on Monday sought four helicopters and 15 additional NDRF teams from the central government besides alerting the army and the navy as it faces a second cyclone threat in less than a week. With the cyclone Lehar threatening to hit the Andhra coast on Thursday, the state government swung...
  • Was under no pressure to bat like Chris Gayle: Kieran Powell November 25, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: A sudden injury to Chris Gayle gave Kieran Powell a berth in West Indies's playing eleven for the second ODI and the young left-hander, who struck a fifty to set up the visitor's series-levelling win over India, said he was under no pressure to live upto senior team-mate's reputation. "I...
  • 2nd ODI: Can West Indies stop India juggernaut without Chris Gayle? November 23, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: West Indies's best bet of levelling the three-match ODI series against India was Chris Gayle getting a big score at the top to challenge the Indians, but with the Jamaican ruled out, the series is there for the hosts to pocket when the two teams meet at Visakhapatnam in...
  • Cyclone Helen: More rainfall expected in Andhra Pradesh November 23, 2013

    As cyclone 'Helen' crossed the Andhra Pradesh coast, more rainfall has been forecast in most places in its wake even as the state counts its losses from the second natural disaster since last month. Though officials said two people were killed in separate rain-related incidents in Krishna district on Friday, reports...
  • Rain threat eases on 2nd India-West Indies ODI at Visakhapatnam November 23, 2013

    Rain threat hovering over the second ODI between India and West Indies due to cyclone Helen over the west central Bay of Bengal is expected to ease with Visakhapatnam weather forecast for Sunday being 'pleasant with sunshine'. Rain had even threatened the first one-dayer at Kochi, where India beat West...
  • ECoR to regulate, cancel passenger trains due to cyclone October 11, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railway has planned to regulate and cancel about 24 passenger trains between Visakhapatnam and Bhadrak on the Howrah-Chennai Main Line route tommorow in view of Cyclone Phailin which is hit the eastern coast. The trains which will either be regulated and cancelled are Puri-Cuttack-Puri passenger, Paradeep-Cuttack passenger, Cuttack-Paradeep...
  • Under probe Andhra DGP denied extension; BP Rao likely to be successor September 26, 2013

    Hyderabad: Senior IPS officer B Prasada Rao is expected to become the next Director General of Andhra Pradesh Police, succeeding V Dinesh Reddy who will have to demit office on September 30 following the State Government's rejection of his plea for extension of tenure. The Government on Thursday filed an affidavit...
  • Cong MLA Dronamraju Srinivas slams Chandrababu Naidu's remarks September 8, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh government whip Dronamraju Srinivas on Sunday strongly objected to Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu's "abusive and unparliamentary" public remarks made against senior Congress leaders. He was objecting to Naidu's certain objectionable remarks against the Prime Minister, Congress President Sonia Gandhi", former state chief minister Y...
  • Death toll in HPCL refinery fire in Visakhapatnam rises to 19 September 1, 2013

    The toll in last week's blast at the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) refinery in Visakhapatnam rose to 19 with one more injured succumbing to burns on Saturday. Varun Kumar (20) died at New Care Hospital, police said. Sixteen injured are still undergoing treatment at various hospitals in the coastal city while...
  • Death toll in Visakhapatnam HPCL refinery fire mounts to nine August 26, 2013

    The death toll in the massive fire at state-run Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) refinery-cum-petrochemical complex in Visakhapatnam has risen to nine with one more worker succumbing to burn injuries on Monday, a PSU official said. 50-year-old S Sanyasi Rao who was undergoing treatment at the Old Care hospital in Visakhapatnam died on Monday, the official...
  • Vizag HPCL fire: Employees go on strike demanding safety measures August 26, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: Two days after a fire broke out at the Vizag Hindustan Petroleum Corp refinery, employees have gone on a strike demanding better safety measures and compensation. One person was killed and 30 others were injured after a fire had engulfed an under-construction building in the Vizag plant. HPCL has...
  • HPCL refinery fire: Chandrababu Naidu demands high-level probe August 24, 2013

    TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday demanded a high-level probe into the fire at state-run Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) refinery complex in Visakhapatnam in which eight persons were killed. "A high-level expert committee should probe into the mishap," Naidu said after visiting the site on Saturday. He also visited various hospitals in...
  • Death toll in HPCL refinery fire in Visakhapatnam rises to 10 August 24, 2013

    The death toll in the major fire that broke Friday in the state-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) refinery in Andhra Pradesh's coastal city of Visakhapatnam rose to 10, police said on Saturday. Six charred bodies were recovered from the mishap site on Saturday, taking the toll to 10. Two bodies...
  • One killed, 35 injured in major fire at HPCL refinery in Visakhapatnam August 24, 2013

    A major fire broke out at the state-owned HPCL refinery-cum-petrochemical complex in Visakhapatnam this evening, in which one person was killed and as many as 35 others were injured, police said. The fire broke out at 4 pm and has been brought under control, Visakhapatnam Police Commissioner B Shivadhar Reddy said. "The...
  • 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,...
  • Visakhapatnam-based firm to construct Ganga Expressway in Bihar July 27, 2013

    A Visakhapatnam-based firm will construct the 21.5 km Ganga Expressway in Bihar at an estimated cost of Rs.2,234.46 crore (Rs.22.34 billion), an official said Saturday. Navayuga Engineering Company Ltd will construct the expressway, which will be thrown open to traffic in 2017. "The state government awarded the contract to Navayuga Engineering Company...
  • Couple ends life over wife's 'incurable' illness July 2, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: A couple married for two months allegedly committed suicide on Monday after the husband came to know that his wife was suffering from an "incurable" disease, police said. V Vinod (29), who hails from Ravindranagar area and of late employed in Chennai, hanged himself from a ceiling fan inside...