Andhra Pradesh

  • No respite from rain in Andhra, heavy forecast for 3 days
    AMARAVATI, OCTOBER 20 (IANS): There seems to be no respite from rain as deep depression over Andhra Pradesh has already caused flooding in several places in the state, with the Met department predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in coastal Andhra and Yanam. Heavy rainfall has also been forecast at isolated places in Rayalaseema. Several places in West Godavari district have been witnessing rainfall since Monday evening. Tuesday began with showers and drizzle
  • 10 dead in fire at hotel used as Covid facility in AP
    New Delhi, August 9 (PTI): As many as 10 persons died at star a hotel converted to a coronavirus treatment centre on Sunday when panic-stricken inmates tried to flee a fire suspected to have been caused by a short circuit, the government said. Ten people were killed in the mishap, Vijayawada Police Commissioner B Srinivasulu said. The hotel leased by a private hospital to treat the coronavirus infected had "violated" safety rules, according to Fire Safety Director Jaira
  • Despite pandemic, AP govt achieves record Rabi crop procurements
    Amaravati, June 27 (IANS): Despite the hurdles in transport due to COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing norms put in place, the Andhra Pradesh government managed to procure a record 7,83,246 metric tonnes (MT) of crops during the Rabi season. Managed by the state cooperative marketing federation (MARKFED), the procurement worth Rs 2,571 crore has benefitted more than 2.35 lakh farmers of AP.   To speed up the process, MARKFED set up around 1,000 procurement centres across
  • One killed in gas leak at Andhra industrial plant
    Amaravati, June 27 (IANS): A company official was killed due to Ammonia gas leak from an industrial plant in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district on Saturday, police said.   The incident occurred at SPY Agro Industries Limited in Nandyal town.   Company general manager Srinivas Rao was killed in the mishap. Four others who were also present with him rushed out. All of them were reported safe.   Kurnool District Collector G. Veerapandian said the fire s
  • Youth digs out ancient temple in Andhra
    AMARAVATI, JUNE 18 (IANS): The historic temple of Nageswara Swamy, believed to be buried in sand for eight decades, has been unearthed on the banks of the Penna river in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district.   Some local youth of the Perumallapadu village under Chejerla mandal (block) took up sand excavation and unearthed the Siva temple, which was said to have been consecrated by Lord Parasurama.   Officials of the Archaeology Department say that the temple may
  • KIA Motors announces additional investment of $54 mn in AP
    AMARAVATI, MAY 28 (IANS): In a boost to the investment sentiment in the state, South Korean auto major KIA Motors India CEO announced an additional investment of USD 54 million in Andhra Pradesh.   Speaking at the AP government's flagship program 'Mana Palana, Mee Soochana' which roughly translates to 'Our governance, Your Suggestion' on Thursday, the KIA Motors India CEO, Kookhyun Shim said the investment will be used in expanding the existing manufactur