Author : Koppara Gandhi


Acute water shortage on Tirumala

Acute water shortage on Tirumala

Dec 09,2016 , 02:40 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Tirumala:  Unlike last year, monsoons were not generous enough as the abode of Lord Venkateswara received partial rains under the influence of the south-west monsoon, while the north-east monsoons showed no mercy at all.This year, Tirumala recorded only 504 mm rainfall so far, as against the 2,185 mm recorded last year till December-end.  Tirumala needs an average at least 32 lakh gallons of
Music College cries for amenities

Music College cries for amenities

Oct 17,2016 , 05:04 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
* 125-year old building is in pathetic condition * Auditorium in the college is unfit to host programmes
Vizianagaram yet to take steps towards Smart City dreams

Vizianagaram yet to take steps towards Smart City dreams

Aug 20,2016 , 02:33 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The civic amenities are so bad that the town is facing water scarcity and drinking water is being supplied on alternative days. The government needs to spend more funds on Tarakarama Theertha Sagar project so that it can supply drinking water on a daily basis. Even the town doesn’t have proper drainage system and the drain water is flooding onto the roads even if there is a small shower. Road wide
Squeezed by middlemen, they live hand to mouth

Squeezed by middlemen, they live hand to mouth

Aug 09,2016 , 03:40 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
International Adivasi Day may come and go but there is not much of change in the lifestyle of tribals. The tribals continue to eke out their living from selling products from forests. But they are not making sufficient money even by selling much-in-demand fruits like custard apples, mangoes, jack fruits and the like since middlemen are allegedly exploiting them.  
Changing face of agricultural labour

Changing face of agricultural labour

Jul 31,2016 , 01:14 AM IST | News Analysis
The 25 years of reforms have brought about significant changes in the economy and society having a painful impact on the lives and livelihoods of the agrarian labour. The shift to commercial crops, monetisation of all the transactions, etc, have a bearing on the working conditions of the rural poor. 
Evelyn Sharma talks about Ayushmann Khurana and Ranbir Kapoor

Evelyn Sharma talks about Ayushmann Khurana and Ranbir Kapoor

Jul 15,2016 , 12:22 PM IST | Cinema
Evelyn Sharma best known for her role of a hot chic named Lara in Yeh Jawani hai Deewani and Janet D’Souza in Yaariyan became an overnight favourite of the Indian youth with her ingenuous charm and broken Hindi.
Egg price skyrockets

Egg price skyrockets

May 19,2016 , 05:04 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The joy of poultry farmers knew no bounds as the price of egg has been shooting up in the State. The price rise is steady and brought a smile on the faces of farmers while the consumers are bearing the brunt. Egg saw a steady rise in price in the past four days. It has shot up from Rs 4 per egg to Rs 5.50 per egg. 
NAD likely to come up in Vizianagaram

NAD likely to come up in Vizianagaram

May 02,2016 , 06:02 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
According to sources, the officials of the Indian Navy had sent a proposal to the Central government seeking expansion of armament depot and requested for allotment of land near coast in north Andhra. In the wake of this development, Dattirajeru mandal in the district is touted to house the new Naval Armament Depot (NAD).
Maoists battle health issues

Maoists battle health issues

Apr 23,2016 , 06:06 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Moreover, the death of Ravi has stirred hornet’s nest in the Maoist ranks, with lower rung cadre alleging that only leaders from upper caste are given medical care and the rest are left to the vagaries of nature.
RTE Act grossly ignored by private schools in state

RTE Act grossly ignored by private schools in state

Apr 16,2016 , 02:45 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Though Section 12 of the Right to Education Act provides for free and compulsory education for children of poor and disadvantaged sections in private unaided schools through the allotment of 25 per cent seats, there has been no attempt by either the government or the private schools to implement it.
Gurukul schools sans toilets

Gurukul schools sans toilets

Apr 12,2016 , 04:46 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
As part of that scheme, residential school for boys was established at Bobbili and girls school at Tatipudi in Gantyada mandal. 
Sea food becomes dearer

Sea food becomes dearer

Apr 08,2016 , 05:10 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Seafood has become dear in north Andhra region even before ban on fishing came into force. The price of seafood varieties have soared, depriving the people of their favourite dishes. Much of this is down to the fact that most motor and mechanised boats remained anchored in harbours as fishermen cite lack of catch.