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AP Police firm on curbing crime in the state: Home Minister Chinna Rajappa

 Andhra Pradesh Home Minister N Chinna Rajappa has expressed the resolve of the state's Police department to check crimes and called for efforts to improve law and order situation in the state.

Local TDP leader M S Chakravarti passes away

TDP leader M S Chakravarti was 50 and survived by wife and two sons.

'Call money' racket: 19 held in East Godavari, Rs 23 lakh seized

Nineteen people have been arrested in connection with the 'call money' racket and over Rs 23 lakh cash seized from them, police said on Friday.

Helmet compulsory for two-wheeler drivers: Rajahmundry RTO

Rajahmundry Regional Transport Officer (RTO) V Siri Anand on Monday warned of action against two-wheeler drivers who don't wear a helmet.

Woman injured after axe attack by husband in court premises in TN

A 32-year-old woman was seriously injured today after she was allegedly attacked with an axe by her husband in a local court premises in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, police said.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

YSR Cong blames Naidu for stampede, demands his resignation

 YSR Congress Party President Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday blamed AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for the stampede at the Pushkar ghat here and said that he should quit on moral grounds taking full responsibility for the incident.

Major stampedes in India in last 10 years

At least 22 pilgrims, mostly women, were killed and 20 others injured in a stampede during Godavari pushkaralu in Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh.

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.

Huge cache of Maoist dump seized in AP; 4 held

A huge cache of detonators and gelatin sticks were today seized and four persons arrested in this connection in East Godavari district, police said.