The death toll on account of the cyclone 'Hudhud' stood at 43 in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu assuring that power supply would be back in the affected coastal districts by October 25.
Efforts are being made to draw power from neighbouring Odisha as part of measures to restore power supply in districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh which were hit by cyclone Hudhud, a senior official said here on Thursday.
Marri Shashidhar Reddy, former vice-chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority, on Wednesday said the demand that the cyclone Hudhud be declared as a national calamity was meaningless, as there was no such provision in the Disaster Management Act.
Making its first serious attempt to expand its base outside Telangana, the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) is looking to make inroads in Maharashtra where it has fielded 25 candidates for the October 15 Assembly Elections.
In a first of its kind measure, the South Central Railway has positioned four trains with 55 empty coaches at four major stations to serve as emergency shelters for meeting local requirements as a very severe cyclonic storm 'Hudhud' hit the Andhra coast.
A section of All India Services officers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have expressed their dissatisfaction over the manner in which cadre allocation exercise was undertaken by a six-member committee headed by former Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) Pratyush Sinha.
Over two lakh people living in and around the vulnerable coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have been evacuated with ' set to hit the two states on Sunday with winds gusting up to 195 kmph.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has directed district collectors to be on alert in view of heavy rains likely to lash the state under the impact of cyclonic storm Hudhud, which is set to hit the coast of neighboring Andhra Pradesh Sunday.
In a new twist to the suicide case involving a professor of a private institute here, his two minor sons whom he had taken along with him were found buried in an open land in Medchal here on Monday, police said.
Voicing concern over incidents of crime against women, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) on Sunday said there "is a danger of Hyderabad becoming like Delhi" and vowed to take tough measures to ensure safety of women including bringing in a "special" legislation,if needed.