With severe cyclone Vardah expected to cross the Bay of Bengal coast in the next two days, the Andhra Pradesh government today placed the administrative machinery in SPS Nellore, Prakasam, Guntur and Krishna districts on high alert to meet any eventuality.
In a relief to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, the Hyderabad High Court today dismissed a complaint filed by a YSR Congress lawmakers seeking investigation into his alleged role in the cash-for-vote case.
A devotee of Lord Venkateswara of the famous hill shrine at nearby Tirumala today made a donation of Rs 1.01 crore with a request to use it for treating poor suffering from major illnesses at hospitals run by the temple administration.
Much before she won over people in her political avatar, J Jayalalithaa was the uncrowned queen and a very popular pin-up star of Tamil cinema during 1960s and 1970s. For all her reluctance to be an actor, her journey as one of the leading luminaries of south Indian cinema is more dramatic than any film script.
Scanty rain during July-August prompted the state government to declare the 'war' on drought by deploying thousands of rain guns to wet standing groundnut crop in 15 lakh acres in Anantapuramu district, 4.5 lakh acres in Kurnool and two lakh acres in Chittoor as it faced the threat of drying up.
Two passengers were killed and 10 others injured after the van in which they were travelling rammed into a stationary lorry on the national highway near Diwanchervu in Rajamahendravaram today, police said.
Demonetisation problems are temporary but the gains in the long run will be fruitful, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said as he enlisted the steps taken by his government to help the people in this situation.
A delegation of opposition YSR Congress MLAs today met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in Vijaywada to seek funds for development of their respective constituencies but came out of the meeting "totally disappointed".
The agency developing the new Andhra Pradesh capital has come out with several options, including creation of a Government-to-Government (G2G) Equity Fund, to mobilise the Rs 58,000 crore required for completing the project in the next three years.