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Andhra Pradesh News

Toll rises to 10 in rain-hit Vizag; Central team to visit AP

The toll in rain-related incidents in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh rose to 10 today while a Central team is expected to visit the state to assess the damage caused by the heavy showers.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation undertakes demolition drive against illegal structures

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is conducting a demolition drive against unauthorised constructions that came up in the city on lakes and drainage systems, causing flooding in several areas.

Andhra Pradesh floods: Venkaiah Naidu surveys Guntur; people moved to safer areas in Vizag
Andhra Pradesh floods: Venkaiah Naidu surveys Guntur; people moved to safer areas in Vizag

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday conducted an aerial survey of the flood-hit parts of Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district.

NDRF deployed in rain-affected areas of Telengana, Andhra, Karnataka
NDRF deployed in rain-affected areas of Telengana, Andhra, Karnataka

The teams are in touch with the local administration and monitoring the situation round the clock, NDRF said.

Indian professors held captive by IS for a year return home
Indian professors held captive by IS for a year return home

T Gopikrishna from Andhra Pradesh and Ch Balram Kishan from Telangana, who were teaching at Libya's Sirte University, were abducted by Islamic State militants in July last year.  

Heavy rains lash Andhra Pradesh, Telangana; eight dead in Medak
Heavy rains lash Andhra Pradesh, Telangana; eight dead in Medak

At least eight people have so far lost their lives in rain-related incidents in Telangana's Medak district, with the army being deployed in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts for rescue operations, even as heavy showers continue to lash parts of the state on Sunday.

Three die in rain-related incidents in Telangana; heavy rains in Odisha
Three die in rain-related incidents in Telangana; heavy rains in Odisha

According to an IMD report, a low pressure area lies over Telangana, south Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha region.

As rains pound Hyderabad, IT firms asked for work from home; Army help sought
As rains pound Hyderabad, IT firms asked for work from home; Army help sought

Incessant rains continued to batter the city for the third day on Friday, prompting Telangana government to ask IT companies to allow their employees in the city to work from home even as help has been sought from the Army for rescue operation in some areas.

Heavy rains continue to pound Telangana, Andhra Pradesh; death toll rises to 9
Heavy rains continue to pound Telangana, Andhra Pradesh; death toll rises to 9

Authorities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have sought help of Army for possible rescue operations as heavy rains continued to lash the two states for a second consecutive day on Friday, claiming at least eight innocent lives.

Heavy rains pound Hyderabad, Army help sought

Authorities in Hyderabad have sought help of Army for possible rescue operations as heavy rains continued to lash the city and outskirts for a second consecutive day Thursday.

Five killed in rain-related incidents in Andhra Pradesh

Five persons were on Thursday killed in separate rain-related incidents in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh.

Bus with 47 passengers stuck in flood water in Andhra Pradesh

A bus with 47 passengers was caught in flood waters in Andhra Pradesh`s Guntur district on Thursday, authorities said.

South Central Railway​ cancels, diverts trains for technical work

The trains from Visakhapatnam to Hyderabad, New Delhi, and Mumbai are diverted via Vijayawada bypass line.

HORRIFIC! Woman's body found with hands tied, throat slit in Hyderabad
HORRIFIC! Woman's body found with hands tied, throat slit in Hyderabad

Body of an unidentified young woman was today found near a college in Gandipet area here with her throat slit and hands tied, police said.

BJP to provide outside support to Arunachal government
BJP to provide outside support to Arunachal government

The BJP has 11 legislators in the 60-member Arunachal Pradesh assembly. 

Hyderabad University student commits suicide
Hyderabad University student commits suicide

A first-year student of Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) from the University of Hyderabad has allegedly committed suicide in the hostel room by hanging himself.

Vehicular traffic comes to standstill in Hyd after heavy rains

Vehicular traffic came to a standstill in many parts of Hyderabad this evening, after heavy downpour lashed the city in the afternoon.

Two dengue deaths in Andra, municipal sanitation officer suspended

Two boys died due to dengue in Anantapuramu in Andhra Pradesh today, prompting authorities to take corrective steps to improve sanitation standards in the city.

Financial package will help AP more than special status: Venkaiah
Financial package will help AP more than special status: Venkaiah

"Financial assistance announced by the Centre to AP, sanctioned and underway, will be worth Rs 2.25 lakh crore. The state will benefit from this special package more than the special status," Naidu said.

Financial package will help AP more than special status: Venkaiah Naidu

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the financial package of Rs 2.25 lakh crore announced by the Centre for Andhra Pradesh will benefit the state more than the special category status being demanded by it.

Andhra BJP delegation thanks PM Modi for special package
Andhra BJP delegation thanks PM Modi for special package

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation from Andhra Pradesh called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday and thanked him for the announcement of a special package for the state.

Monsoon session of Andhra Pradesh Assembly ends abruptly after Oppn uproar
Monsoon session of Andhra Pradesh Assembly ends abruptly after Oppn uproar

The three-day Monsoon session of the Andhra Pradesh Assembly ended abruptly today after the opposition YSR Congress members created ruckus as they tried to uproot mikes and damage cameras over the special category status issue.

AP deserves fiscal aid but will push for special status: Naidu
AP deserves fiscal aid but will push for special status: Naidu

"We are still seeking grant of special category status to Andhra Pradesh if there is any scope," Naidu said.

Chandrababu Naidu dismisses YSRC's demand of resignation over special status

The Chief Minister also found fault with the YSRC and other opposition parties for the Andhra Pradesh bandh call tomorrow.

Instead of special status, Andhra Pradesh got stale 'laddus': Pawan Kalyan

Recalling that BJP passed a resolution in 1996 in Kakinada favouring division of Andhra Pradesh, Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan said it was not honouring the commitment.

Do homework then demand special status for Andhra: Nirmala

Political parties should do their "homework" instead of sticking to their demand of seeking special status for Andhra Pradesh, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said.

Bedlam in Andhra Pradesh Assembly over special status issue

There was utter bedlam in the Andhra Pradesh assembly on Friday as opposition legislators jostled with marshals near the speaker's podium and uprooted the mike.

Heatwave in Andhra Pradesh killed 723 people this year, Assembly told

723 people died of extreme heat wave conditions in Andhra Pradesh in the last four months, Deputy Chief Minister N China Rajappa has said.

Uproar over denial of special status to Andhra Pradesh dominates Assembly

Opposition YSR Congress stalled proceedings denouncing the Centre's announcement of a financial package for Andhra Pradesh.