GAIL fire: Compensation cheques given to affected families

Gas Authority of India on Monday distributed ex-gratia amount of over Rs 4.60 crore to the next of kin of the deceased and families of those injured in the devastating fire at the company`s pipeline in a village in East Godavari district last week.

Rs 1.47 crore cash seized; two persons held in Andhra

Cash worth Rs 1.47 crore was seized from a car showroom and two persons were arrested in this connection in Bhimavaram of West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

Veteran freedom fighter VP Murthy Raju no more

Freedom fighter and former Andhra Pradesh minister Ch VP Murthy Raju passed away in his native West Godavari district on Monday night.