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TTD identifies three more non-Hindu employees, charges them with concealing faith

In the latest development which might pose serious ramifications, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) has identified three more non-Hindu employees, who concealed their faith or their religion, which is in contravention of its rules wherein a non-Hindu employee should declare his/her faith and should not be working in any TTD post if he/she is a non-Hindu. 

Sep 23, 2019, 23:12 PM IST

Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Tirupati's recyclable 'Mattigaajula Ganesh' is made of bangles

Made by 30 artisans brought from Bengaluru and Hyderabad apart from local help, it took 15 days to assemble all the bangles into the shape of Lord Ganesha.

Sep 02, 2019, 20:21 PM IST

Cleansing rituals performed at Tirupati after lunar eclipse

As per Hindu beliefs, all places of religious worship are closed and no religious rituals are performed during an eclipse.

Jul 17, 2019, 09:04 AM IST

TTD board to streamline VVIP darshan culture at Tirumala temple

 For any God all devotees are equal but in front of God not all devotees are equal. Especially in temples, the culture of Special or VVIP darshan definitely raises a lot of serious questions. In Tirumala, abode of richest Hindu God Lord Venkateshwara, this difference between a common or poor devotee and a VIP or VVIP has become a raging point.

Jul 16, 2019, 23:06 PM IST

PM Modi offers prayers at Tirumala temple

PM Modi offers prayers at Tirumala temple. To know more watch the video

Jun 09, 2019, 21:20 PM IST

PM Modi addresses public meeting at Tirupati

PM Modi addresses a public meeting at Tirupati. To know more watch the video

Jun 09, 2019, 18:52 PM IST

5W1H: PM Modi to visit Tirupati from Colombo

PM Modi to visit Tirupati from Colombo. To know more watch the video

Jun 09, 2019, 16:44 PM IST

Tirupati Lok Sabha constituency of Andhra Pradesh: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Tirupati Lok Sabha constituency of Andhra Pradesh.

Apr 04, 2019, 18:48 PM IST

Tirupati (SC) constituency: Of divinity, blessings and elections

Tirupati is one of 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh and is reserved for SC candidates. It is located in the Chittoor district.

Mar 08, 2019, 11:02 AM IST

Five-star experience at Tirupati railway station soon. See first glimpse of premium 'atithi' lounge

There is a surprise in store for devotees travelling to Balaji Temple, Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal tweeted on Saturday. 

Jan 13, 2019, 10:05 AM IST

TTD takes back decision to shut Tirumala temple for six days

TTD officials had previously taken the decision to keep the complex completely shut because of a religious ceremony to clean the premises. Now, devotees would be permitted but in small batches.

Jul 17, 2018, 14:56 PM IST

Chandrababu Naidu claims Centre conspired to take over Tirumala temple

Tirumala temple is highly revered by devotees and also gets a huge amount of donations each year.

Jun 08, 2018, 06:43 AM IST

More trouble for Indigo, aircraft with 77 on board suffers tyre burst at Hyderabad airport

The incident took place at around 10.30 pm when the aircraft was landing. 

Mar 29, 2018, 07:26 AM IST

Andhra Pradesh bandh against Budget 2018 brings state to standstill

Parties from across the spectrum are protesting a very low allocation to the state by the Centre.

Mar 22, 2018, 12:06 PM IST

South actress Namitha weds producer Veer in Tirupati

South Indian actress Namitha today tied the knot with film producer Veerandra Chowdhary in a traditional ceremony at the ISKCON temple near Alipiri at the foot of Tirumala Hills.

Nov 24, 2017, 15:34 PM IST

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena offers prayers at Venkateswara Temple

It is Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisen's third visit to the temple town as Head of State, since 2015.

Oct 08, 2017, 10:32 AM IST

Bramhotsavam, Dussehra special trains between Kakinada and Tirupati

The Railways will run special trains for Bramhotsavam and Dussehra.

Sep 26, 2017, 18:19 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu hoists tricolour in Tirupati

Different departments presented their tableaux as part of the celebrations, attended by state ministers, senior officials and public representatives.


Aug 15, 2017, 11:21 AM IST

Ten killed as truck rams into shops in Andhra Pradesh

At least 10 people were killed and more than 20 injured when a truck rammed into shops in Andhra Pradesh`s Chittoor district on Friday.

Apr 21, 2017, 15:55 PM IST