Author : P V Prasad


Farmers incur losses as virus  affecting shrimp production

Farmers incur losses as virus affecting shrimp production

May 14,2017 , 02:13 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Aqua farmers in the district are incurring huge losses with white gut virus affecting the L Vannamei variety. There has been sudden fall in the shrimp production. Aqua farmers are now getting only 35-40 count against the expected 100 count due to the virus, therefore, incurring a loss of Rs 300 per count.
Midhani plans aluminium alloy unit in Nellore

Midhani plans aluminium alloy unit in Nellore

May 11,2017 , 06:02 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad-based Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (Midhani) is planning to set up an aluminium alloy plant in Nellore district. The Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Limited (APIIC) has been in the process of identifying the land sought by the company for setting up of the plant.
Stage set for GI tag for Udayagiri cutlery

Stage set for GI tag for Udayagiri cutlery

Mar 18,2017 , 05:08 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Stage is set for achieving prestigious GI tag for the Udayagiri wooden cutlery. The craft’s origin dates back to 14 th century, when the region was under the rule of Gajapathi Kings, it was also patronised by kings of Vijayanagara Empire
Cultured korameenu takes sheen off fish curry

Cultured korameenu takes sheen off fish curry

Mar 04,2017 , 03:25 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Nellore fish curry with bullseye snakehead fish (Channa marulius), locally known as korameenu, a non-vegetarian's delight in many parts of Andhra Pradesh and specially cooked in the district, is gradually losing the race to locally cultured fish which is believed to have contaminants.
Flying fish send spirits soaring

Flying fish send spirits soaring

Jan 22,2017 , 03:35 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
A rare fish, which has the unique ability to fly, is spotted by fishermen of Nellore district giving hopes for tourism potential. Though the number of flying fish is not that encouraging, they make their presence around this time during their sojourn to their habitats.
Price crash: Dip in temperature squeezes lemon growers 

Price crash: Dip in temperature squeezes lemon growers 

Jan 16,2017 , 03:37 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Drop in the mercury in the current winter season leaves lemon growers in a bitter taste. Interestingly, there is an active linkage between the weather conditions and the prospects of lemon growers.
Winged guests keep off Flamingo fest

Winged guests keep off Flamingo fest

Dec 31,2016 , 04:17 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Bird lovers who flocked to the three-day Flamingo Festival which concluded on Thursdaywere a disappointed lot as few winged guests arrived at the Pulicat Lake due to change in weather conditions.
Gutti Vankaya curry no more a delicacy

Gutti Vankaya curry no more a delicacy

Nov 30,2016 , 02:23 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The popular recipe of Andhra, Gutti Vankaya  curry, normally prepared with local white brinjal (egg plant) (Tella Vankaya) of Nellore has now been a rare occasion for Nelloreans as these vegetables were being grown using excessive quantity of fertilizers and pesticides. 
CCTV to monitor vegetable markets

CCTV to monitor vegetable markets

Oct 21,2016 , 01:41 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Officials are planning to install 16 CCTV cameras in the main market. The CCTV cameras are expected to serve a dual purpose. Apart from monitoring the movement of suspicious characters, the CCTV cameras are expected to come in handy to detect traders at the market who are allegedly cheating consumers with low weights and measurements.
No takers for YSR Nagar

No takers for YSR Nagar

Oct 17,2016 , 05:07 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
When the district administration is asking people who have encroached on the irrigation canals in the city to shift to YSR Nagar, they are refusing to do so as they are skeptical of the quality of the houses there. 
When rotis take political colour at fest

When rotis take political colour at fest

Oct 15,2016 , 01:39 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Roti Festival assumed political colours this year, with Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Opposition leader and YSRCP chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy taking part in the festival. 
No protection for hostellers from mosquito bites

No protection for hostellers from mosquito bites

Oct 06,2016 , 01:00 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
There are around 33,700 students studying in more than 140 hostels in the district and majority have been suffering from malaria, viral fevers, filaria and allergies due to mosquito bites. As there were no regular checkups by doctors, the actual situation was not coming to light.
TDP MLA claims innocence

TDP MLA claims innocence

Sep 29,2016 , 11:24 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Subsequently, the company lodged a complaint in the Raipur police station. While a few supporters of the MLA were charged in the case, the MLA was spared. But a few of the MLA supporters were implicated in the extortion case, sparing the MLA. Against this backdrop, Central investigation agencies swung into action
Ryots complain of wrong data in WebLand

Ryots complain of wrong data in WebLand

Aug 09,2016 , 11:23 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
They suspect the role of some employees in government departments who play a key role in data entry. Farmers say they are losing precious time as they have to make frequent trips to get the data corrected. Any changes in WebLand require the approval of district level officials.
Ideal Youth group for social commitment

Ideal Youth group for social commitment

May 30,2016 , 01:33 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The group is also doing liaison with ministers, legislators and others for supporting a 9-year old kid, Devi Prasad, who has been suffering from leukaemia who needs Rs. 17 lakh for surgery and treatment.
Nellore Malai Kaja goes online

Nellore Malai Kaja goes online

Apr 21,2016 , 02:06 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The mouth-watering Nellore ‘Malai Kaja’ is not only available for Nelloreans but also for people residing in other parts of the country. ‘Malai Kaja’ is a delicacy mostly prepared in the regions of South India, especially in Nellore city.
Perform marriages in April or wait till August

Perform marriages in April or wait till August

Apr 13,2016 , 03:15 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Marriages are made in heaven but celebrated on earth. This year, as per the almanac related to Telugu New Year - Durmukhi and other auspicious days predicted by astrologers, there will be no chance for marriages till August second week. Marriages will be performed up to April 29 and subsequently people have to wait for three months for the next auspicious occasion.
Row over airport land acquisition ends

Row over airport land acquisition ends

Apr 11,2016 , 05:23 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Airports Authority of India asked for only 614 acres of land and again the process has begun.  
Greasing officials palms continues unabated at integrated check post

Greasing officials palms continues unabated at integrated check post

Apr 08,2016 , 05:16 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Corruption has become rampant at the integrated check post (ICP) at BV Palem under Tada mandal even though the Commercial Taxes department had introduced a facility to download transit passes online from April 1 which have to be submitted for verification. With several truck operators ignorant about the facility, it has become a boon for unscrupulous staff members at the check post.