Visakhapatnam

  • Petrol pumps in Hyderabad shut to protest raids 03-03-2014 11:50 AM

    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...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Minor girl allegedly raped by 19-year-old youth 22-01-2014 09:49 PM

    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...
  • Cyclone Lehar: Andhra seeks choppers, extra NDRF teams 26-11-2013 03:56 PM

    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...
  • Was under no pressure to bat like Chris Gayle: Kieran Powell 25-11-2013 10:38 AM

    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....
  • 2nd ODI: Can West Indies stop India juggernaut without Chris Gayle? 23-11-2013 03:41 PM

    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 23-11-2013 01:26 PM

    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,...
  • Rain threat eases on 2nd India-West Indies ODI at Visakhapatnam 23-11-2013 09:54 AM

    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 11-10-2013 04:20 PM

    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,...
  • Under probe Andhra DGP denied extension; BP Rao likely to be successor 26-09-2013 07:55 PM

    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...
  • Cong MLA Dronamraju Srinivas slams Chandrababu Naidu's remarks 08-09-2013 11:13 PM

    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...
  • Death toll in HPCL refinery fire in Visakhapatnam rises to 19 01-09-2013 12:05 AM

    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...
  • Death toll in Visakhapatnam HPCL refinery fire mounts to nine 26-08-2013 05:01 PM

    The death toll in the massive fire at state-run Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) refinery-cum-petrochemical complex in Visakhapatnamhas 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 Visakhapatnamdied on Monday,the...
  • Vizag HPCL fire: Employees go on strike demanding safety measures 26-08-2013 10:35 AM

    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 24-08-2013 11:00 PM

    TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday demanded a high-level probe into the fire at state-run Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) refinery complex in Visakhapatnamin 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...
  • Death toll in HPCL refinery fire in Visakhapatnam rises to 10 24-08-2013 06:19 PM

    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...
  • One killed, 35 injured in major fire at HPCL refinery in Visakhapatnam 23-08-2013 06:36 PM

    A major fire broke out at the state-owned HPCL refinery-cum-petrochemical complex in Visakhapatnamthis 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....
  • 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,...
  • Visakhapatnam-based firm to construct Ganga Expressway in Bihar 27-07-2013 04:12 PM

    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...
  • Couple ends life over wife's 'incurable' illness 02-07-2013 02:33 AM

    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...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Doctor arrested for molesting a patient 29-06-2013 11:38 PM

    Visakhapatnam: A doctor was arrested in Visakhapatnam on Saturday for allegedly molesting a woman patient at his clinic at Araku valley in the district, police said. According to Police, K Lakshmi(24) along with her brother had come to Araku valley on Sunday for making some purchases but took ill and...
  • Visakhapatnam: Part of shopping mall gutted in fire 15-06-2013 08:54 PM

    Visakhapatnam: A two-storeyed shopping mall located near Rama theatre here was partially gutted in fire, police said. No one was injured in the mishap as it occurred in the morning hours when the mall was closed, they said. Household utensils and electrical goods in Preeti Emporium were gutted in fire...
  • Andhra: 15-year-old boy arrested for raping minor girl 13-06-2013 02:46 AM

    Visakhapatnam: A 15-year-old boy was on Wednesday arrested on the charge of raping a minor girl Visakhapatnam, police said. The boy, who has been sent to a juvenile remand home, was taken into custody after the 14-year-old girl's parents lodged a complaint, they said. According to police, the boy and...
  • Three suffocated to death inside manhole in Visakhapatnam 01-06-2013 03:14 AM

    Visakhapatnam: Three persons were suffocated to death when they got trapped inside a manhole in Visakhapatnam on Friday, police said. The deceased were identified as Appla Naidu (32), Eswar Rao--both contractual workers with the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC)--and Nookaraju, the driver of official vehicle, they said. The mishap occurred...
  • Delhi-bound Air India flight makes emergency landing in Nagpur 27-05-2013 06:13 PM

    Nagpur: A Delhi-bound Air India flight from Visakhapatnam, with 177 passengers onboard made an unscheduled landing on Monday at Nagpur airport due to a technical snag, an airport official said. The incident took place around 10:40 AM and Air India is dispatching an aircraft from New Delhi to ferry stranded...
  • AP: Train movement disrupted after heavy rains 05-11-2012 12:43 PM

    Visakhapatnam: Goods and passenger train movement on the Kirandul-Kothavalasa (KK) line was disrupted due to breaches and falling of boulders on the track at various sites due to heavy rains, officials said. Forty meters of rail track and seven meters depth of land underneath the track at Boddavara near Srungavarapukota...