Andhra Pradesh News

Over 11 crore took dip in Godavari during 12 days

More than 11 crore people took a dip in the Godavari river in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh during the 12-day Godavari maha pushkaralu festival that ended on Saturday.

Andhra plans to link Godavari river with Krishna and Penna

 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said that the state government planned to link the Godavari river with Krishna and Penna rivers.

Chandrababu Naidu confident of getting special status for Andhra Pradesh

After Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi made a strong pitch for grant of "special category" status to Andhra Pradesh and accused the state government of not pushing the matter seriously, the Chief Minister has said that he was confident of getting it operationalised with the help of Centre.

Thousands take holy dip in Godavari

Tens of thousands thronged the banks of the Godavari in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to take a holy dip on Saturday, the last day of Godavari maha pushkaralu, a de facto Kumbh mela.

Rahul Gandhi accuses TDP govt of undoing SHG movement​
Rahul Gandhi accuses TDP govt of undoing SHG movement​

Praising the Self-Help Group (SHG) women movement built over the years in Andhra Pradesh, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that the TDP government in the state has destroyed the endeavour.

Godavari Pushkaram: 3.85 cr devotees took holy dip in Andhra Pradesh

As many as 3.85 crore pilgrims have taken holy dip in the ongoing Godavari 'Maha Pushkaram' since the festival began in Andhra Pradesh on July 14, a state minister said on Thursday.

Andhra Pradesh: More protection on ghats as Godavari water rises after rains

Authorities here have stepped up measures to ensure security on the banks of Godavari river due to rise in water level keeping in view the rush of pilgrims attending the 12-day 'Pushkaram' festival.

Andhra Govt offers money to beggars to stay off 'Puskharam'

The Andhra Pradesh Government wants to keep beggars away from bathing ghats during the ongoing 'Godavari Puskharam' and is offering Rs 10,000 to each of them so that they stay away from the religious event, which is attracting lakhs of pilgrims here.

AP govt allots land for missile testing range in Kurnool district

The Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday allotted 2,295 acres of land for a missile testing range coming up in Kurnool district.

It pays to be a beggar in Andhra Pradesh: Rs 5,000 bonanza for those who stay away from `Pushkaram`
It pays to be a beggar in Andhra Pradesh: Rs 5,000 bonanza for those who stay away from `Pushkaram`

In a unique initiative to keep them away from the crowded ghats where Godavari Pushkaralu is now being held, beggars have been asked by the Andhra Pradesh government to take Rs 5,000.

Naidu urges pilgrims to keep Pushkaram ghats clean

 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has urged pilgrims at Godavari Pushkaram to keep bathing ghats clean and take it upon themselves as a responsibility.

Andhra Pradesh Cabinet meeting in Rajahmundry today

A meeting of the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet would be held on Wednesday in Rajahmundry where Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is staying for the ongoing Godavari Pushakaram.

Rahul Gandhi to undertake 'padayatra' in AP on July 24

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi would undertake a 'padayatra' and interact with farmers, weavers and women from self-help groups in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh during a visit on July 24.

Unveiling AP capital master plan a diversionary tactic: YSRC

YSR Congress on Tuesday alleged that the master plan for AP capital city released by the TDP government is a "diversionary tactic" to "cover up" the recent 'Pushkaram' stampede tragedy which claimed 27 lives.

Andhra Pradesh encounter: Vaiko to decide on next course of action

 MDMK leader Vaiko on Tuesday said he would decide on the next course of action if the Tamil Nadu government does not take any steps to inquire into the incident of gunning down of 20 workers from the state by the Andhra Pradesh Police in the Seshachalam forest in April.

Singapore firms keen on developing AP's new capital Amravati

Two of Singapore's township developers are likely to bid for projects to develop Andhra Pradesh's new capital city, Amravati.

NHRC issues notice to Andhra govt over reports of assault on woman Tehsildar

 The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Andhra Pradesh Police on the basis of media reports that a woman Tehsildar from Krishna district was beaten by an MLA of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and an alleged sand mafia in the presence of policemen on July 9.

9 killed, 8 injured as bus collides with autorickshaw in AP

Nine persons were on Monday killed and eight others injured when an APSRTC bus rammed into a stationary autorickshaw here, police said.

Andhra Pradesh: Bus dashes into stationary auto; eight killed

Eight persons, including three women, inside a stationary auto were on Monday killed and four others injured after it was hit by a state transport bus here, police said.

Pushkaram: Governor Narasimhan takes holy dip in Godavari

 ESL Narasimhan, Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, on Monday took a holy dip in the river Godavari on the seventh day of the ongoing 'Mahapushkaram' here.

Godavari Pushkaram: 300 special buses to Rajahmundry

 Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) is running 300 special buses, in a bid to meet the extra rush of pilgrims on holiday for the ongoing Godavari Pushkaram.

Man kills wife, baby by setting them on fire, flees

 In a gruesome incident, a man allegedly killed his wife and infant child by setting them on fire in Chittinagar area here on Saturday.

Gaiety marks Eid-ul-Fitr in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh

Muslims across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with religious fervour and gaiety.

Necessary steps in place for holiday weekend rush at Pushkaram

Necessary arrangements are in place to handle the heavy flow of devotees that is expected at bathing ghats for Godavari Pushkaram in view of two consecutive holidays, Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister N Chinnarajappa said on Saturday.

Pushkaram festival: Over 30L devout take dip at Rajahmundry in first 4 days

More than 30 lakh pilgrims have taken the holy dip in Godavari river at Rajahmundry alone in the first four days of the Pushkaram festival, Andhra Pradesh government said today.

Son reunites with father after 17 years in Salem

Seventeen years after he was reported missing in Chattisgarh, a son was reunited with his father here.

Godavari not polluted, says Andhra CM N Chandrababu Naidu

Amid the ongoing 'Godavari Pushkaram' here, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has stressed that the river is clean and assured it would be protected in future as well.

Railway engineer gets 3-yr RI in disproportionate assets case

A local court has awarded three years' rigorous imprisonment to a section engineer working with the South Central Railway for acquiring assets disproportionate to his known sources of income.

Centre will take steps to clean river Godavari: Javadekar

The Central government will take all steps to clean river Godavari, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday.

Pushkaram witnesses greater rush, govt to ensure smooth fest

Two days after the deadly stampede in which 27 pilgrims were killed, the Godavari 'Pushkaram' witnessed huge rush of devotees on Thursday on the occasion of 'Amavasya' even as officials said the 12-day religious event was going on without any hitch.