INS Godavari to be decommissioned today

India's first indigenously designed and built warship INS Godavari will be decommissioned on Wednesday in Mumbai, 32 years after it was inducted into the Indian Navy.

Big Step: Godavari, Krishna rivers formally linked in Andhra Pradesh

Big Step: Godavari, Krishna rivers formally linked in Andhra Pradesh

 In an historic step in the mission to inter-link rivers, the Godavari was formally connected with the Krishna in Andhra Pradesh today.

Kumbh Mela: Thousands take holy dip during first 'Shahi Snan'

Lakhs of people are diving in the Godavari River on the auspicious day of Purnima. The event is very well maintained where the first dive comes from ‘Akhara’ clan and then comes the turn of common people. The crowd is much excited to see the Naga sadhus who are taking the first dive today.

Teen girl ends life by jumping into Godavari river in Andhra

A teenaged girl is feared drowned after she jumped into Godavari river in an alleged suicide bid, police said today.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Six heading for Pushkaram killed, 10 hurt in road mishap

Six persons of a family heading for the ongoing 'Godavari Pushkaram' were killed and 10 other sustained injuries when their van rammed into a tree on a village outskirts near here Wednesday morning, police said.

Telangana CM reviews Pushkaralu arrangements

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday reviewed arrangements made for the ongoing Pushkarams at different venues along Godavari river in the state.

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.

Pushkaram stampede: Vigil stepped up at bathing ghats, probe ordered

Pushkaram stampede: Vigil stepped up at bathing ghats, probe ordered

A day after a stampede at the bathing ghat here claimed 27 lives, authorities on Wednesday stepped up vigil, diverting pilgrims to various bathing ghats to avoid overcrowding even as the state government ordered a judicial inquiry into the mishap that occurred on the first day of the 'Pushkaram' festival.

One-member panel set up to probe stampede incident: AP CM Naidu

One-member panel set up to probe stampede incident: AP CM Naidu

A one-member panel has been constituted to conduct an inquiry into the stampede on the banks of River Godavari here that claimed 27 lives, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said.

AP CM announces Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia for stampede victims

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday announced Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia each for the families of those killed in the stampede during Godavari pushkaram here.

Thousands take dip as Godavari pushkaralu begins

Thousands of pilgrims took holy dip in Godavari river on Tuesday as Godavari maha pushkaralu, the once in 144-year event, began in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

PM Modi pained at loss of lives in Rajahmundry stampede

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed grief over the loss of lives in the stampede on the banks of River Godavari in Andhra Pradesh on the first day of 'Pushkaram' festival.

27 killed, dozens injured in stampede during bathing festival in Andhra Pradesh

27 killed, dozens injured in stampede during bathing festival in Andhra Pradesh

In a tragic incident on the opening day of 'Pushkaram' festival here, at least 27 pilgrims, 13 of them women, died and 20 others injured in a stampede at a major bathing spot in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, on Tuesday.

PM Modi condoles loss of lives in East Godavari accident

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the loss of lives due to bus accident in East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh.

Maharashtra Police undertakes anti-begging drive to prevent crime

The police undertook a drive to stop begging on the Godavari river banks in the Panchavati area and detained about 100 beggars, which includes drunkards as well as drug addicts, a police official said here on Tuesday.

NMC plans cleaning of Godavari river on Sabarmati experiment

Ahead of Kumbh Mela, the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has decided to clean Godavari river by taking a cue from a similar drive to clean Sabarmarti river in Gujarat as its earlier experiments to use robots for unclogging of the water body came unstuck.