Author : KMP Patnaik


Hundreds of women from Telangana, AP languish in Gulf

Hundreds of women from Telangana, AP languish in Gulf

Feb 23,2017 , 03:29 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Telukula Bhavani, a 30-year-old dalit widow from Arilova Colony of the city, and 40-year-old D Amlu of Tirupati, whose husband is a chronic alcoholic, thought of earning reasonable money by working at Saudi Arabia police quarters as housekeepers. 
Patanjali to invest 1,000 cr in AP

Patanjali to invest 1,000 cr in AP

Jan 29,2017 , 03:16 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Patanjali Ayurved will invest Rs 1,000 crore in Andhra Pradesh in agro-based food processing, cattle breeding and a research and development in Ayurveda, said its co-founder Acharya Balakrishna. 
Jaitley all praise for AP

Jaitley all praise for AP

Jan 28,2017 , 03:03 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Showering praises on Andhra Pradesh, Union Minister for Finance Arun Jaitley on Friday described the newly-carved State as a role model for other States in achieving sustained growth. 
NIA team visits accident site, local sleuths to intensify probe

NIA team visits accident site, local sleuths to intensify probe

Jan 24,2017 , 04:37 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
A five -member team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) accompanied by a DIG- level officer of AP visited the Hirakhand Express accident site at Kuneru under Komarada mandal in Vizianagaram district on Monday. Prior to visiting the site, the team also spoke to the injured passengers who are undergoing treatment at Rayagada hospital in Odisha.
Andhra Spring on RK Beach

Andhra Spring on RK Beach

Jan 24,2017 , 02:58 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
As ‘Andhra Spring’ on the RK Beach in the city is in the offing on the lines of ‘Arab Spring’, the movement for Special Category Status is poised to take a new form. 
Vizag Tourism projects still a dream

Vizag Tourism projects still a dream

Jan 17,2017 , 05:01 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s dream to make Andhra Pradesh a tourist hub of India, particularly  Visakhapatnam as number one destination in the country, will not hold much water if one goes by the projects slated to be signed as MoU at the ensuing Partnership Summit to be held on January 27 and January 28.
New ports bill: Workers unions smell a rat

New ports bill: Workers unions smell a rat

Dec 24,2016 , 05:47 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Proposing significant changes in the 12 major ports in the country, the Union Cabinet cleared Major Port Trust Authorities bill, 2016, on December 14. 
Fisherfolk wriggle under cash crunch

Fisherfolk wriggle under cash crunch

Dec 07,2016 , 04:39 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Fisherfolk are wriggling under the cash crunch occasioned by demonetisation of high value currency notes effected on November 8. 
Shakeera to spice up Vizag Beach Love Festival

Shakeera to spice up Vizag Beach Love Festival

Nov 03,2016 , 02:14 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The famed pop star Shakeera is poised to add aesthetic beauty to the Vizag beach with her scintillating performance for three days in February during the Beach Love Festival. 
A supreme sacrifice that brought VSP to Vizag

A supreme sacrifice that brought VSP to Vizag

Nov 01,2016 , 04:03 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
But for the supreme sacrifice of 32 bravados, Visakhapatnam city would not have become the ‘Steel City’ or ‘Ukku Nagagaram’ in the local parlance with the India’s first shore-based steel plant in its lap. The city with 17.28 lakh population silently remembers its evolution as a steel city with Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) as its jewel and mourns the death of tyagis.
24 Maoists die in encounter

24 Maoists die in encounter

Oct 25,2016 , 03:06 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
In what could be considered as the worst-ever bloodshed in the state-sponsored combat against the Left wing extremists,  24 Maoists, including eight women, were shot dead in the Bejjangi jungles under the Panasput gram panchayat in Odisha’s Malkangiri district in the early hours of Monday.
Bay watch project buried

Bay watch project buried

Oct 16,2016 , 06:13 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Five months have elapsed and not an inch had moved. People continue to drown at the beach at regular intervals.
Visakha Steel Plant crisis to hit downstream industries

Visakha Steel Plant crisis to hit downstream industries

Oct 16,2016 , 04:18 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The crisis in RINL-Visakha Steel Plant will have cascading effect on the downstream industries in Vizag, which have already suffered setback during the last three years due to sluggish market. 
Paradise regained

Paradise regained

Oct 14,2016 , 01:17 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The city of destiny, which was ravaged by the super cyclone Hudhud two years ago exactly on this day on October 12, 2014, has rebuilt its fabulous  fame and restored its glory. And, the city’s amazing ability of resilience has been on show all along.  
INS Viraat to become floating hotel

INS Viraat to become floating hotel

Sep 22,2016 , 02:09 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
On the  directions of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, the Tourism Department officials have prepared a preliminary report to convert INS Viraat into be a floating luxury hotel and planned its anchorage on the coast between Rushikonda and Bheemili. 
Vizag to have India’s tallest musical fountain

Vizag to have India’s tallest musical fountain

Aug 25,2016 , 11:02 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
With commissioning of the fountain and heli-tourism, the city would be attracting a good number of tourists, both domestic and foreign for Dasara and winter vacation. Designed, developed and installed by Orient Fountains of China at a cost of Rs 4.5 crore, the fountain jets to a height of 40 to 50 meters.
Tribal students used as drug mules

Tribal students used as drug mules

Jul 21,2016 , 02:45 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Smugglers pushing tonnes of ganja from the Agency tracts have found unique way of finding a safe passage from the point of purchase to the plain areas to evade the checking squads from Prohibition and Excise department and the armed police.
6 global consultants shortlisted.

6 global consultants shortlisted.

Jul 05,2016 , 04:22 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
French and Singapore consultants are among the six out of  23 shortlisted for preparing master plan for the development of  Indira Gandhi Zoological Park for which World Bank has sanctioned $6 million (Rs 36 crore)  in January this year. Apart from the two foreign companies, four from the country also submitted their papers.
Vizag Metro may miss next polls.

Vizag Metro may miss next polls.

Jun 29,2016 , 11:52 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The Vizag Metro Rail envisaged to decongest the ever growing traffic and to provide rapid transport may not be commissioned in the election year of 2019
Vizag to have tourist police, first in State

Vizag to have tourist police, first in State

Jun 04,2016 , 05:09 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
In order to make the city a safe destination for the tourists, the State government is proposing to have tourist police to protect the visitors, both domestic and foreign, and guide them to visit place of interest in addition to giving them security. If grounded, this tourist police station would be the first in the State and second in the country after Kerala. 
India’s biggest animal rescue shelter at Vizag

India’s biggest animal rescue shelter at Vizag

May 29,2016 , 11:35 PM IST | National
He constantly gets technical help from Net –AP of  Switzerland and Animal Angels of  Germany
Brandix violated MoU

Brandix violated MoU

Apr 21,2016 , 07:51 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
BJP floor leader P Vishnu Kumar Raju says the company promised to provide jobs to 60,000 youth but it has so far provided employment to only 18,000 people. Flays the previous Cong government for trying to appease Brandix
Rail zone, special tag may dilute TD chances

Rail zone, special tag may dilute TD chances

Apr 20,2016 , 04:27 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The failure of getting any firm assurance on separate railway zone and special status may foil the chances of  Telugu Desam Party winning the Greater Visakhapatnam Corporation elections which could be held towards August end or during the first week of  September.
Rising mercury gives wing to chicken prices

Rising mercury gives wing to chicken prices

Apr 14,2016 , 04:01 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The broiler chicken (skin less) which was Rs 170 per kg a fortnight ago went up to Rs 210 on Wednesday and the country chicken which was Rs 320 per kg began costing around Rs 420 per kg.
Rising mercury gives wing to chicken prices

Rising mercury gives wing to chicken prices

Apr 13,2016 , 10:43 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Chicken prices went up in north coastal Andhra Pradesh as the temperatures began shooting up draining out pockets of meat lovers. The broiler chicken (skin less) which was Rs 170 per kg a fortnight ago went up to Rs 210 on Wednesday and the country chicken which was Rs 320 per kg began costing around Rs 420 per kg. 

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