Author : P V Satyanarayana


Bhadradri festival arrangements move at a snail’s pace

Bhadradri festival arrangements move at a snail’s pace

Mar 23,2017 , 12:11 AM IST | Hans
The arrangements for the 12-day Sri Ramanavami Tirukalyana Brahmotsavam of Lord Sitaramachandraswamy are going on a snail’s pace due to lack of effective coordination among government officials.
12 CRPF jawans killed in red rage

12 CRPF jawans killed in red rage

Mar 12,2017 , 03:38 AM IST | Telangana
In one of the deadliest attacks on security forces, 12 CRPF personnel were on Saturday killed and their arms looted when Naxals ambushed their patrol party in the Maoist hotbed of Sukma in Chhattisgarh. Four personnel were also injured in the attack, two of whom are stated to be critical. 
Oil palm process unit getting ready for inauguration by KCR

Oil palm process unit getting ready for inauguration by KCR

Mar 05,2017 , 04:24 AM IST | Telangana
The 30-tonne oil palm processing unit coming up at Apparaopet in Dammapet mandal with Malaysian technological know-how is getting ready for inauguration by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Telugu New Year day – Ugadi. 
Airbase at AOB to tackle Maoists?

Airbase at AOB to tackle Maoists?

Mar 03,2017 , 02:44 AM IST | Telangana
The police officials are understood to have been contemplating setting up of an airbase to tackle the Maoists in the Andhra-Odisha Border (AOB) effectively.  
Officials told to ensure grand celebration of Srirama Navami

Officials told to ensure grand celebration of Srirama Navami

Mar 01,2017 , 12:18 AM IST | Hans
District Collector Rajiv Gandhi Hanumanthu on Tuesday instructed the officials to organise Srirama Navami celebrations, on April 5 and 6, on a grand scale. 
Bhadradri Brahmotsavams: Temple in throes of funds crunch

Bhadradri Brahmotsavams: Temple in throes of funds crunch

Feb 28,2017 , 12:30 AM IST | Hans
With temple’s annual income and expenditures being equal, the Sri Sitaramachandra Swamy temple is crying for funds to conduct the annual Brahmotsavams to be held during Srirama Navami. 
3,065 traders migrate to GST network in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district

3,065 traders migrate to GST network in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district

Feb 10,2017 , 01:23 AM IST | Hans
Upon expiry of deadline by January-end, over 3,065 traders have migrated to the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) in the first phase in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district. 
Chinna Jeeyar suggests changes to Bhadradri temple master plan

Chinna Jeeyar suggests changes to Bhadradri temple master plan

Feb 01,2017 , 11:07 PM IST | Hans
Noted Seer Tridandi Chinna Jeeyar Swamy on Wednesday visited the Sri Sitaramachandra Swamy temple here and inspected the temple development master plan, prepared by architect Anand Sai and suggested changes to it as per the Agama Sastra. 
Musicians enthral gathering at Bhadradri

Musicians enthral gathering at Bhadradri

Feb 01,2017 , 12:54 AM IST | Hans
Hundreds of musicians played music praising Ramadasu under the supervision of Maladi brothers at the launch of five-day Vaggeyakarothsavams to mark 348th birth anniversary of Bhakta Ramadasu here on Tuesday.
People pin hopes on Sarapaka railway line in budget

People pin hopes on Sarapaka railway line in budget

Jan 31,2017 , 11:33 PM IST | Hans
Hopes of people here have been kindled over the recent statements of the central leaders, including Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, on the Ram temple here over the revival of the 11-km-long Pandurangapuram-Sarapaka railway line, as it would facilitate tourist arrivals to the temple town from all over the country.
Rama, Rama! Bhadradri temple lands usurped

Rama, Rama! Bhadradri temple lands usurped

Jan 28,2017 , 02:59 AM IST | Telangana
However, nearly 1,149.7 acres of land remains under encroachment. In essence, the temple gets revenue of only Rs 19 lakh per annum from the tenant farmers, which is a pittance.
KTPS harms residents lives in 5 panchayats

KTPS harms residents lives in 5 panchayats

Jan 25,2017 , 03:30 AM IST | Telangana
The Kothagudem Thermal Power Station (KTPS) while providing the much-needed energy to the state is allegedly responsible for causing massive destruction in five adjoining panchayats inhabited by thousands of residents, including Dalit and girijan families, through the ash generated by it.
Tribals deplore denial of rights

Tribals deplore denial of rights

Jan 18,2017 , 11:09 PM IST | Hans
Telangana State Convention on Policy and Performance of Forest Rights Act 2006, organised here on Wednesday under the aegis of Adivasi Solidarity Forum, has expressed deep concern over the poor implementation of the decade-old legislation. 
Visually-challenged knocks on Telangana govt doors for help

Visually-challenged knocks on Telangana govt doors for help

Jan 18,2017 , 12:17 AM IST | Hans
Muthyaala Appaji, a resident of Oddigudem village of Vararamachandrapuram mandal in East Godavari district, stands as an example for many youth of present generation. He lost his vision about 15 years ago in a mishap, but never let his hope die down. 
Central aid turns boon for pregnant women

Central aid turns boon for pregnant women

Jan 17,2017 , 12:36 AM IST | Hans
The Matruthva Prayojana Scheme, recently introduced by the Centre, has benefited the poor women in Khammam and Bhadradri districts who suffer due to malnutrition at the time of conceiving and lose infants after delivery. The scheme envisages financial assistance of Rs 6,000, which proved to be a boon to pregnant women. 
Rapattu celebrations begin at Bhadradri

Rapattu celebrations begin at Bhadradri

Jan 11,2017 , 02:28 AM IST | Hans
With the conclusion of Pagalpattu festivities, the first 10 days preceding the Vaikuntha Ekadasi, Rapattu celebrations began at the temple Devasthanam here from Monday.
Surabhi steals the show

Surabhi steals the show

Jan 09,2017 , 11:33 PM IST | Hans
With their performances, they breathed life into the theatre. Everyone from the group excels in all activities of the theatre group, which they learnt from their elders.On account of Advisor to the State Government KV Ramanachary’s initiative, the theatre group is performing at Bhadrachalam temple. On the occasion of Vaikunta Ekadasi celebrations, the group staged ‘Sitaramakalyanam’, in which near
It’s sea of devotees at float fest

It’s sea of devotees at float fest

Jan 08,2017 , 11:53 PM IST | Hans
The temple authorities have made elaborate arrangements for devotees to have darshan of Lord Sitaramachandra swamy through the northern doorway.Temple surroundings reverberated with the chanting of Jai Sri Ram. The temple was decorated opulently with electric lamps for the event. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s wife K Shobha and KCR’s grandson Himanshu took part in the float festiva
Bhadradri decked up for Vaikunta Ekadasi

Bhadradri decked up for Vaikunta Ekadasi

Jan 08,2017 , 04:17 AM IST | Telangana
The temple town of Bhadrachalam along with the Sri Sitaramachandra Swamy temple was fully decked up for the forthcoming Mukkoti also known as Vaikunta Ekadasi with the whole town was illuminated with colourful decorative serial lamps on Saturday. 
Lord Rama appears in Parasurama Avataram

Lord Rama appears in Parasurama Avataram

Jan 05,2017 , 12:24 AM IST | Hans
Vishwaksena puja and Punyavaha Vachnam were performed during the puja. After offering auspicious harati to the deity, the priests conducted special pujas at the Nithya Kalayana Mandapam.  Later, Lord Rama and other deities were taken for the Tiruveedhi Seva at Kalayana Mantapam, where devotees had darshan of Lord Sri Rama.The Lord would appear in the avataram of Sri Rama on Thursday.
Devotees behold Lord Rama in Narasimhaavatara

Devotees behold Lord Rama in Narasimhaavatara

Jan 03,2017 , 03:36 AM IST | Hans
The deity was worshipped by the chants of Nalyara Divya Prabandham and the Vedic hymns.  While the deity was being taken to the Kalayana Manatapam in a special vehicle ceremonially, en route ecstatic devotees gave Harati to the Lord.  The deity was placed on a special platform at the Kalyana Mantapam and special pujas were performed.  Later, the devotees had a darshan of the deity.  Thousands thro
Sarpanches seek voting rights in MLC polls

Sarpanches seek voting rights in MLC polls

Dec 27,2016 , 06:38 AM IST | Hans
 He felt it’s the time the Sarpanches united and fought for their rights and funds. He also demanded that every employee working in rural areas should come under the supervision of the Sarpanch.  Seeking right to vote in MLC elections, he sought vehicle and security with gunmen for the Sarpanchs of major village panchayats. He further sought representation in district development council and meeti
Government school apes corporates in providing quality Education

Government school apes corporates in providing quality Education

Dec 27,2016 , 06:30 AM IST | Hans
Moreover, the school started advertising for admissions six months prior to the academic year like any other corporate school. A new school building at a cost of Rs 4 crore in a 9-acre campus is under construction. Out of the Rs 4 crore, the government has sanctioned Rs 1 crore. Local legislator Jalagam Ventaka Rao pooled in donations through his VIP contacts which amounted to Rs 3 crore. The teac
10,683 toilets yet to see the light of day

10,683 toilets yet to see the light of day

Dec 27,2016 , 06:22 AM IST | Hans
In the two districts, 62 villages, including six in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district, were declared open defecation-free. In 20 mandals of the Khammam district, 23,559 toilets have been sanctioned. Of them, 5,109 were executed and the rest are in various stages of construction. In 17 mandals of Bhadrachalam-Kothagudem district, 16,905 toilets have been sanctioned. Works on all toilets were grounded,
Cashless transactions in fair price shops on the anvil

Cashless transactions in fair price shops on the anvil

Dec 12,2016 , 01:38 AM IST | Khammam Tab
Talking to The Hans India on Sunday, he said there were 2,74,849 ration cards, including Annapurna, Antyodaya and food security cards under the limits of 442 fair price shops.
Bhadradri temple mourns its Asthana Vidwan’s demise

Bhadradri temple mourns its Asthana Vidwan’s demise

Nov 23,2016 , 02:11 AM IST | Khammam Tab
Dr Muralikrishna visited Bhadrachalam for the first time in 1972 to take part in the Vaikuntha Ekadasi celebrations on the invitation of the then Devasthanam chairman Alluri Murthyraju and Executive Officer Nagi Reddy. When he was paid honorarium for participating in the celebrations, the illustrious musician donated it to the temple.
Karakagudem undergoes sea change

Karakagudem undergoes sea change

Nov 22,2016 , 11:47 PM IST | Khammam Tab
The village situated in the thick forest region used to be the stronghold of Naxalites always keeping the villagers on tenterhooks. More often than not, they were caught in the crossfire between the police and the Naxalites. The violent incidents of 1992 and 1997 claimed the lives of 26 police personnel in the then united Andhra Pradesh.
Green Ministry delists Bhadradri Thermal Power Station

Green Ministry delists Bhadradri Thermal Power Station

Nov 17,2016 , 10:46 PM IST | Khammam Tab
The State government earmarked Rs 7,200 crore for the project and entrusted its construction to the public sector Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited.  Works on the project commenced to bring the project on stream by March this year.  However, the project met with a road block with
After districts rejig, Godavari slims down to mere 80 km in Bhadrachalam

After districts rejig, Godavari slims down to mere 80 km in Bhadrachalam

Nov 02,2016 , 10:29 PM IST | Hans
On account of carving out Bhadrachalam district, the distance the River Godavari flows has come down to mere 80 km in the district.
Jobs still a distant dream in TS

Jobs still a distant dream in TS

Oct 26,2016 , 12:27 AM IST | Khammam Tab
There is no use of teacher giving corporal punishment to students without knowing the cause for student’s failure to understand the lesson. The TRS leaders who had introduced KG-to-PG free education in the party election manifesto later conveniently forgotten to implement it, he lamented.