Vizianagaram

  • 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...
  • AP: 9 die, 2 injured as train runs over them near Vizianagaram November 2, 2013

    Vizianagaram: Nine people were killed and two injured after the Rajgarh Express ran over them near Vizianagaram railway station in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday. East Coast Railway, CPRO, JP Mishra said, "The incident happened near Gotlam station close to Vizianagaram. The passenegers of Alleppey-Dhanbad Express train pulled the chain and got...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Curfew lifted from Vizianagaram, normalcy returns October 19, 2013

    Curfew was lifted from adjoining Vizianagaram town on Saturday, which saw violence early this month during agitation against proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, as normalcy returned. The curfew was lifted from the town in the view of improvement in situation and to provide relief to the people, Deputy Inspector General of...
  • Day time curfew relaxed in Viziangaram today October 14, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: The curfew in trouble-hit Vizianagaram town was on Monday relaxed during day time as the situation is fast getting normal, police said. The curfew has been relaxed on Monday from 6 am to 10 pm to provide relief to the people of the town as the situation has improved, Deputy...
  • 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: 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...
  • Seemandhra districts out of power, prices of commodities sky high October 9, 2013

    Vizianagram: With prices of essential commodities skyrocketing and many Seemandhra districts still without power, the Congress is demanding that Essential Service Maintenance Act (ESMA) be invoked in Andhra Pradesh. Even though curfew was relaxed for 2 hours in violence-hit Vizianagaram, it brought little relief for the public as the markets were...
  • AP battles power crisis, hospitals running on generators October 8, 2013

    The people of Andhra Pradesh are facing the brunt of the protests over the state's bifurcation. Over 50 lakh households in five districts have had no power since 9 am on Monday. This comes as over 8,000 power sector employees have joined the protests against the bifurcation of the state....
  • Curfew continues in Seemandhra, shoot-at-sight order in Vizianagaram October 6, 2013

    Visakhapatnam/Hyderabad: Curfew was clamped in Vizianagaram town and shoot-at-sight orders issued by district authorities in the wake of Saturday's large-scale violence by anti-bifurcation agitators who remained undeterred and indulged in fresh violence on Sunday and clashed with police. Police fired rubber bullets in the air at Kothapeta area on the outskirts...
  • Curfew, shoot-at-sight orders in Vizianagaram October 6, 2013

    Hyderabad: Curfew has been imposed in Vizianagaram town with police given the orders to shoot at sight in the wake of large-scale violence by anti-bifurcation agitators, police said in Hyderabad. Vizianagaram, a town in coastal Andhra, has been roiling since the Union Cabinet's decision to create the state of Telangana out...
  • Chandrababu Naidu puts off his bus yatra in Vizianagaram August 23, 2013

    Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu has put off his bus yatra from August 25 through the Vizianagaram district. The former Chief Minister planned to undertake the tour seeking "justice" to all regions of the state in the wake of Congress's decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh. The tour has...
  • 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,...
  • Clash between Cong, TDP workers; 15 injured November 25, 2012

    Visakhapatnam: Tension prevailed in Gollapalem village in Garividi mandal of Vizianagaram district following a clash between Telugu Desam and Congress workers in which 15 members from both sides were injured on Sunday morning. A small altercation at a tea shop allegedly set off the clash in the village, police said. Eight...