Andhra Pradesh: News

ECI summons top Andhra officials over post-poll violence

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has summoned the chief secretary and director general of police of Andhra Pradesh to "personally explain" the state's failure in preventing multiple incidents of violence following the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls held on Monday.

14 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

'Worried for family…': Voter who slapped Andhra MLA back

Gottumukkala Sudhakar, the Andhra Pradesh voter who was thrashed by YSR Congress MLA A Sivakumar and his aides during polling on Monday, has said that he fears for the safety of his family members.

13 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Andhra: CM Jagan's party MLA slaps voter in polling queue

An MLA from YSR Congress Party, A Sivakumar, on Monday slapped a voter who allegedly objected to him jumping the queue during polling for the Assembly elections in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh.

ECI rescues 3 abducted TDP polling agents in Andhra Pradesh

Three Telugu Desam Party (TDP) polling agents—who were reportedly abducted in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh—have been located and secured, state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Mukesh Kumar Meena said on Monday.

13 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Let's do our duty…': Modi's message to voters 

As polling began in 96 parliamentary constituencies in nine states and one union territory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged people to vote in large numbers to strengthen democracy.

12 May 2024

Allu Arjun

Allu Arjun accused of breaking poll code; case registered: Report

South Indian superstar Allu Arjun and Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) MLA Shilpa Ravi Chandra Kishore Reddy are facing legal action for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct in Nandyala, Andhra Pradesh.

11 May 2024


₹7 crore cash seized after vehicle overturns in Andhra Pradesh

Police in Andhra Pradesh have seized cash amounting to ₹7 crore ahead of the assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the state on May 13.

10 May 2024


HC halts cash transfers in Andhra until voting on Monday 

The Andhra Pradesh High Court, on Friday, directed the ruling YSR Congress Party to stop direct cash transfers to beneficiaries of government schemes till May 13.

10 May 2024

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

4% Muslim reservation will continue: Andhra Pradesh CM Reddy

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has affirmed that the 4% reservation for Muslims in the state will continue.

08 May 2024


Torrential rain claims 7 lives in Hyderabad as wall collapses

Seven individuals, including a four-year-old child, lost their lives when a retaining wall at an under-construction apartment in Hyderabad's Bachupally area collapsed due to heavy rainfall.

04 May 2024


Heatwave alert in Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka, Andhra till May 7

Several states in India, including West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu, are expected to continue seeing heatwave conditions until May 7.

01 May 2024


Andhra doctor, facing 'financial troubles, found dead with family members 

In a shocking incident, five family members were found lifeless in their residence in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday morning

30 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

With ₹5785 crore assets, TDP candidate stirs poll attention 

P Chandra Sekhar, the Telugu Desam Party's (TDP) candidate for the Guntur Lok Sabha seat, has stirred up the current electoral race with his family asset declaration.

Severe heatwave sweeps across India, prompting warnings and closures

India is grappling with an intense heatwave, with temperatures reaching a scorching 45°C on Monday.

30 Apr 2024

Devi Sri Prasad

Box office collection: 'Rathnam' sees slight dip on Day 4

The Tamil film Rathnam, featuring a star-studded cast of Vishal, Priya Bhavani Shankar, and Ramachandra Raju, was released globally last Friday (April 26).

27 Apr 2024

West Bengal

South India's reservoir levels dip to 10-year low

The southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu are facing a dire situation as water in reservoirs dips to a 10-year low.

18 Apr 2024

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Man detained for throwing stone at Andhra CM Reddy 

A 26-year-old man has been detained by Vijayawada Police in Andhra Pradesh for allegedly throwing stones at Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and Vijayawada East MLA Vellampalli Srinivas Rao.

31 Mar 2024


'Sorry...I've to go': Student's last text before suicide over harassment

In a heartbreaking incident, a 17-year-old student from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, tragically ended her life by jumping off her college building.

15 Mar 2024

Ram Gopal Varma

Ram Gopal Varma not contesting from Pithapuram constituency; issues clarification

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma cleared the air on Friday, stating that he is not entering politics and will not be contesting from Pithapuram, contrary to speculations birthed from his previous tweet.

14 Mar 2024

Ram Gopal Varma

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma announces 'sudden' entry into politics

Renowned filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma surprised fans on Thursday when he announced his entry into politics via his official X (previously Twitter) account.

11 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi inaugurates Haryana section of India's first 8-lane expressway

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Haryana section of the Dwarka Expressway, which was constructed at an approximate cost of Rs. 4,100 crore.

09 Mar 2024

Amit Shah

TDP, BJP, JanaSena form alliance for Lok Sabha, assembly polls 

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP), led by N Chandrababu Naidu, has joined forces with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the JanaSena Party (JSP) for the upcoming Lok Sabha and assembly elections.

08 Mar 2024

N Chandrababu Naidu

Chandrababu Naidu may return to NDA after 6 years: Report

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is reportedly set to return to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

03 Mar 2024

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Andhra trains collided as driver watched cricket on phone: Minister

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Saturday that the driver and assistant driver of one of the two trains involved in a fatal collision in Andhra Pradesh last year were watching a cricket match on their phone during the accident, PTI reported.

IMD predicts more heatwaves, intense summer in India this year

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the country will face more heatwave days in the summer of 2024.

26 Feb 2024


Infuse your daily style with the timeless charm of kalamkari 

Add a splash of culture to your everyday wardrobe with the seamless integration of this ancient Indian craft called kalamkari.

India reacts after US cop who killed Jaahnavi Kandula freed

India has requested a review of a United States court judgment that dismissed criminal charges against Seattle police officer Kevin Dave, who killed 23-year-old Indian student Jaahnavi Kandula.

22 Feb 2024

Congress Party

YS Sharmila sleeps in Congress office to avoid 'house arrest' 

YS Sharmila Reddy, the sister of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and state Congress chief, spent Wednesday night at the party's Vijayawada office to avoid a house arrest attempt.

09 Feb 2024


Andhra CM Jagan Reddy calls on Modi in Delhi

With the 2024 Lok Sabha election just months away and a state poll scheduled for later this year, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.

02 Feb 2024


Punganur cow: India's smallest and cutest bovine marvel

In the town of Punganur in Andhra Pradesh, a diminutive yet remarkable creature, the Punganur cow, has captured national attention.

10 Jan 2024


From red ant chutney to khaje, exploring the GI-tagged delicacies

Odisha's red ant chutney also known as kai chutney, made with red weaver ants, was recently awarded a Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

08 Jan 2024


Chickens fed Viagra and shilajit ahead of cockfight season 

Ahead of Sankranti celebrations in rural Andhra Pradesh, an unexpected controversy has taken flight.

06 Dec 2023


Cyclone Michaung weakens after landfall in Andhra Pradesh

Cyclone Michaung hit Andhra Pradesh near Bapatla late on Tuesday but has since weakened into a deep depression.

05 Dec 2023

Tamil Nadu

Andhra braces for Cyclone Michaung's landfall, 8 dead in Chennai

After causing eight deaths in Tamil Nadu's Chennai, Cyclone Michaung is set to hit Andhra Pradesh as a severe cyclonic storm on Tuesday, bringing powerful winds of 90-100km/h and gusts up to 110km/h.

04 Dec 2023


Cyclone Michaung: Foxconn, Pegatron stop iPhone production near Chennai 

The production of Apple's iPhones at Foxconn and Pegatron facilities near Chennai has been stopped due to heavy rains, Reuters reported.

04 Dec 2023


Cyclone Michaung: Heavy rain floods runway at Chennai airport

Ahead of Cyclone Michaung's expected landfall on Tuesday, heavy rains lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu and flooded the Chennai International Airport on Monday.

Cyclone Michaung intensifies; high alert in Andhra, Tamil Nadu

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued heavy rainfall alerts for Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Odisha as Cyclone Michaung intensified into a "severe cyclonic storm" over the Southwest Bay of Bengal on Monday.

Andhra, TN brace for Cyclone Michaung, disaster response teams ready

Cyclonic storm Michaung, brewing over the Bay of Bengal, is expected to make landfall between Nellore and Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday morning, with winds that could pack speeds of up to 100mph.

Andhra-Telangana water dispute: Nagarjuna Sagar Dam's security given to CRPF

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has been handed over the security of Nagarjuna Sagar Dam after tensions between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana intensified over the share of Krishna waters, Deccan Chronicle reported.

Cyclone Michaung to make landfall in coastal Andhra by Tuesday

Cyclone Michaung, currently brewing over the Bay of Bengal, is anticipated to make its landfall between the Machilipatnam and Nellore districts of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday morning.

01 Dec 2023

Tamil Nadu

More rain to lash Chennai, other Tamil Nadu districts today

Heavy rainfall continued to batter Chennai and several other districts of Tamil Nadu on Thursday, triggering waterlogging and traffic jams in several low-lying regions of the state.

25 Nov 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Telangana: 'Congress killed our children' posters appear before RaGa's visit

As Telangana gears up for Assembly polls, posters targeting the Congress party have surfaced in Nizamabad and Bodhan areas, coinciding with Rahul Gandhi's visit to the state.

20 Nov 2023

N Chandrababu Naidu

Chandrababu Naidu granted regular bail in AP skill development case

The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday granted regular bail to former chief minister and leader of the opposition N Chandrababu Naidu in the alleged Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) scam case.

20 Nov 2023

Fire Accidents

Visakhapatnam: Fire at harbor destroys 35 boats, Navy called in

A devastating fire erupted at a fishing harbor in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam, gutting around 35 fishing boats on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday.

Threat of 2 cyclones looms over Bay of Bengal: IMD 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that two low-pressure systems in the Bay of Bengal could potentially escalate into cyclones.

14 Nov 2023

Medical College

National Medical Commission cautions medical colleges over fake recognition letters

The National Medical Commission (NMC) on Tuesday alerted medical colleges across the country about counterfeit letters of recognition.

09 Nov 2023


Tamil Nadu: Monsoon prompts school holiday in 5 districts

Five districts in Tamil Nadu declared a school holiday on Thursday as the northeastern monsoon continues to intensify.

03 Nov 2023

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Andhra Pradesh cabinet approves caste census

The Andhra Pradesh cabinet approved a comprehensive caste census on Friday aimed at gathering data on the economic, social, and educational aspects of residents.

30 Oct 2023


Andhra trains collided after driver missed red signal: Railways official

A preliminary assessment by the East Coast Railway (ECR) reportedly found the train collision in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram on Sunday evening—which killed 13 and injured 50 people—was caused by "human error."

30 Oct 2023

Narendra Modi

Andhra: 13 dead, 50 injured as 2 passenger trains collide

At least 13 individuals lost their lives, and more than 50 others suffered injuries after two passenger trains collided in the Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday night.

India braces for rare 'twin cyclones,' first since 2018: IMD

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the country will likely witness rare twin cyclones in the coming days—a phenomenon last witnessed in 2018, India Today reported.

14 Oct 2023


Bathukamma: Understanding this flower festival of Telangana

Today marks the beginning of Bathukamma, a nine-day bright and alluring celebration that takes place in Telangana and some parts of Andhra Pradesh.

05 Oct 2023


Andhra policeman shoots wife, 2 daughters, then self to death

A tragic murder-suicide occurred in Andhra Pradesh, where a 55-year-old police head constable, Venkateswarlu, reportedly shot and killed his wife and two daughters before taking his own life.

22 Sep 2023


Visiting Andhra Pradesh? Shop these GI-tagged products

Culinary and artistry treasures have long been found in Andhra Pradesh, a state renowned for its rich cultural legacy and diverse cuisine.

India demands probe after US cop mocks Indian-origin student's death

A video showing a Seattle police officer in the United States (US) joking about the death of an Indian student has sparked a massive row. The victim student, who reportedly hailed from Andhra Pradesh, was killed in January after being hit by a police vehicle.

11 Sep 2023

N Chandrababu Naidu

Chandrababu Naidu arrested: TDP calls Andhra bandh, JSP extends support

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) called for a bandh in Andhra Pradesh on Monday in protest against the recent arrest of its party chief and former state Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

Skill development scam: Chandrababu Naidu sent to 14-day judicial custody

Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu was on Sunday remanded to 14-day judicial custody by a Vijayawada court in connection with the alleged AP skill development corruption case.

10 Sep 2023

N Chandrababu Naidu

Chandrababu Naidu alleges political motive behind arrest in scam case

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) head and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, arrested in connection with an alleged scam, was reportedly produced at the Vijayawada Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) court on Sunday morning.

09 Sep 2023

N Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu arrested in corruption case

The Andhra Pradesh Police's Crime Investigation Department (CID) apprehended Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo and former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday morning in connection with an alleged corruption case.

30 Aug 2023


Tirupati's best souvenirs to take home

Tirupati, often called the spiritual capital of Andhra Pradesh, is located in the Chittoor district.

02 Aug 2023

N Chandrababu Naidu

Delhi bill: Chandrababu Naidu's TDP to back Centre in Parliament

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP), led by N Chandrababu Naidu, has decided to support the central government in passing the Delhi services bill in Parliament, reported NDTV.

High alert in 6 states amid heavy rainfall forecast

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in six states and a union territory till Wednesday.

23 Jul 2023

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Dalit man's face, body allegedly smeared with feces

In another shocking development from Madhya Pradesh, a Dalit man's face and body were allegedly smeared with human excrement by another man belonging to a different caste in Chhatarpur district.

Andhra, Maharashtra under alert; heavy rain predicted in Gujarat, Odisha

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a fresh warning for the next five days, predicting varying amounts of rainfall in several states.

19 Jul 2023

Madhya Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh: Dalit man thrashed, urinated upon over affair

While the urination incident in Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi is still fresh in people's minds, another unpleasant incident has reportedly taken place in Andhra Pradesh.

08 Jul 2023


Haryana: 8 dead, 12 injured in bus-cruiser collision in Jind

In a devastating accident near Jind's Bibipur village in Haryana, a roadways bus and a cruiser reportedly had a head-on collision that left at least eight dead and 12 people injured.

20 Jun 2023


Seer arrested for raping orphan girl in ashram for months

A seer has been arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old orphan girl multiple times over several months at an ashram that he ran in Andhra Pradesh.

16 Jun 2023


Andhra Pradesh: Attackers pour petrol on 15-year-old, set him ablaze

In a shocking incident, a 15-year-old boy was burned alive by some unidentified persons in Rajavolu village of Cherukupalli Mandal block in Andhra Pradesh's Bapatla on Friday, reported IANS.

15 Jun 2023

Central Government

Centre's panel could recommend Andhra's hybrid pension scheme for states

A panel formed by the Centre to review the pension system of central and state government employees is likely to recommend the Andhra Pradesh government's hybrid Guaranteed Pension Scheme be adopted by other states, the Deccan Herald reported.

NIA arrests PFI weapons trainer in Nizamabad terror conspiracy case

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a master weapons trainer for the Popular Front of India (PFI) living under a false identity in Karnataka, reported ANI.

12 Jun 2023


Heatwave alert for north, central India as mercury touches 44°C

While the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the progress of the monsoon was satisfactory, it issued a heatwave alert on Sunday evening for isolated pockets over Bihar, coastal Andhra Pradesh, and Jharkhand, among others, for the next five days.

IMD forecast heavy rainfall in parts of south, northwest India

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted several regions across India would witness heavy rainfall in the upcoming days.

25 May 2023

Amit Shah

After Karnataka, Amul faces resistance in Tamil Nadu: Here's why

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has sought Union Home Minister Amit Shah's immediate intervention to stop national milk giant Amul from venturing into the state, especially in the milk shed of the state cooperative, Aavin.

22 May 2023

Travel And Tourism

Traveling to South India? Visit these stunning temples

A perfect example of traditional culture, heritage, and diversity, South India houses several stunning temples that reflect the beautiful architectural designs from ancient times.

19 May 2023

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Vivekananda Reddy murder: MP Avinash Reddy skips CBI interrogation again

YS Avinash Reddy, MP from Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa, on Friday skipped the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) interrogation regarding the murder case of former state minister and his relative, YS Vivekananda Reddy.

29 Apr 2023


Andhra Pradesh: 9 students die by suicide after intermediate results

As many as nine students in Andhra Pradesh have allegedly ended their lives after the state's Board of Intermediate Education announced results of intermediate first and second years on Wednesday, reported NDTV.

21 Apr 2023


US: Indian student shot dead during robbery attempt

An Indian student, who was pursuing his Master's degree in the United States (US), was allegedly shot dead in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday.