Andhra Pradesh

Board fails to resolve deadlock on Krishna water utilisation

The Krishna River Management Board that met for the second day here on Thursday could not come up with any decision on utilisation of water in river Krishna even as the two warring states - Andhra Pradesh and Telangana - remained adamant on their respective stands.

YSRCP activist held for Facebook post on cyclone Hudhud

A YSR Congress activist was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly posting "irresponsible" comments on a social networking site on cyclone Hudhud which hit the North Andhra Pradesh coast earlier this month.

Hyderabad police detains techie for trying to join ISIS

A 30-year-old former Google employee, who was allegedly plotting to join the Islamic State (ISIS) ranks in Iraq, has been detained by Hyderabad Police.

AP initiates economic empowerment of women through sand mining

The Andhra Pradesh government has launched an initiative of entrusting sand mining to women self-help groups, which is essentially expected to curb the thriving sand mafia.

Three Hyderabad youth sentenced for attacking Gujarat Police team

A city court Tuesday convicted three people and sentenced them to two years' imprisonment while acquitting two others in a 10-year-old case relating to attack on a Gujarat Police team here.

US to give 100,000 dollars to Hudhud-hit in AP, Odisha

The United States on Tuesday announced a financial assistance of USD 100,000 for those affected by cyclone Hudhud in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra should focus on delayed projects on priority: Assocham

Industry body Assocham on Tuesday said though Andhra Pradesh has attracted good amount of investments in the past, there are delays in implementing the projects which need special focus.

BJP youth wing leader held for harassing woman

A BJP Yuva Morcha leader was arrested in Guntur district for allegedly sending abusive mails to a woman, Cyberabad police said here on Monday.

Telangana-Andhra water row reaches governor

The row between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana over sharing of water and electricity reached Governor ESL Narasimhan with both the states apprising him of the situation.

Land acquisition act will be invoked for new capital if needed: AP CM

 Andhra Pradesh government would invoke the Land Acquisition Act if the owners do not agree to part with land under the land pooling system for construction of the new capital between Vijayawada and Guntur, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said on Saturday.

Andhra Pradesh capital to come up in five years

The Andhra Pradesh state capital spread over 30,000 acres near Vijayawada will be ready in five years, the state government announced Saturday.

Cyclone Hudhud loss in East Godavari district pegged at Rs 268 cr

Cyclone 'Hudhud' has caused loss to the tune of Rs 267.98 crore in East Godavari district, an official said ion Saturday.

YSR Congress candidate elected unopposed in AP bypoll

YSR Congress candidate Bhuma Akhila Priya was on Friday elected unopposed from Andhra Pradesh's Allagadda Assembly constituency, where bypoll was slated for November 8.

Power to be fully restored in cyclone-hit areas by month-end

 Power supply will be fully restored in Andhra Pradesh's coastal districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam, which were badly affected by severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud', by the month-end.

Venkaiah Naidu picks up broom in cyclone-hit Visakhapatnam

 Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Friday picked up a broom to take part in Clean India Mission in this port city battered by a severe cyclone nearly two weeks ago.

Jagan seeks stoppage of water release from Srisailam dam

 The opposition YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh today requested the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restrain neighbouring Telangana from using Srisailam water for power generation, and to create a permanent mechanism to resolve the inter-state power issues.

Naidu adopts Hudhud affected village in Andhra Pradesh

Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu has adopted Chepala Uppada village of Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam district for rehabilitation and development in the aftermath of recent cyclone Hudhud that ravaged north coastal districts of the state.

Krishna water dispute should be addressed via discussions: Governor

Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana ESL Narasimhan on Thrusday suggested that the two states resolve the current dispute, over utilisation of Krishna river water, through discussions.

Diwali: Firemen ready for any eventuality in cyclone-hit Vizag

Fire officials in the cyclone-ravaged Visakhapatnam are fully geared up to meet any eventuality in view of dry and combustible debris lying strewn on streets in various parts of the port city including fallen and uprooted trees.

Dark Diwali for cyclone-hit north coastal Andhra

It`s a dark Diwali for people in north coastal Andhra which was battered by severe cyclonic storm `Hudhud` 12 days ago.

AP CM seeks people's cooperation to reconstruct Visakhapatnam

 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday sought people's cooperation to reconstruct Visakhapatnam city with the help of the Centre so that it withstands all types of cyclones.

SIMI man among 2 on way to Afghanistan held in Secunderabad

 A suspected SIMI operative and an aide of Indian Mujahideen media in-charge were arrested from Secunderabad today, with police saying they were allegedly planning to go to Afghanistan to get training from al-Qaeda for carrying out terror activities in India.

'About 30 lakh families in AP affected by Hudhud'

About 30 lakh families have been affected by cyclone 'Hudhud' that battered coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, according to a report by the state government, which conducted a survey of the impact.

TRS, TDP workers clash in Telangana

TRS and TDP workers clashed in Nalgonda district on Wednesday as the row over sharing of water and electricity between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh took a violent turn.

Andhra Pradesh explosion: CM Chandrababu Naidu hikes ex-gratia to Rs 3 lakh

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday raised ex-gratia to Rs 3 lakh from Rs 2 lakh for next of the kin of 17 persons killed in an explosion-cum-blaze at a firecracker manufacturing unit in East Godavari district.

Telangana cabinet meet to be held on Oct 24

A meeting of the Telangana state cabinet would be held on October 24, an official release said here today.

Cyclone Hudhud: Enumeration of damages begins in Vizag

With essential services being largely restored in Visakhapatnam, battered by cyclone Hudhud recently, the exercise of assessing damages caused by the calamity has begun.

Telangana, Andhra pay tributes to police martyrs

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Tuesday remembered the policemen who laid down their lives on duty.

Andhra Pradesh firecrackers unit blast: Death toll climbs to 17
Andhra Pradesh firecrackers unit blast: Death toll climbs to 17

The death toll in fire at a cracker factory in Andhra Pradesh rose to 17, after six more persons succumbed to burns at a hospital in Kakinada town on Tuesday.

Andhra CM announces Rs 2 lakh ex gratia for explosion victims

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of 11 persons killed in an explosion at a fire cracker manufacturing unit in East Godavari district today.