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Five Maoists killed in gunfight in Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam: Five Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with police near the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha border on Sunday, police said. According to police, the incident took place near Gummirevulu village in Gudem Kotha Veedhi block. The exchange of fire took place when personnel of anti-Maoist force, Greyhounds, and the Special Protection Force (SPF) came face […]

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Seven killed as tourist boat capsizes in Godavari in Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam: At least seven persons were killed and many others were missing as a boat with about 60 tourists capsized in Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district on Sunday, officials said. Locals rescued 24 people while a search was on for others. The accident occurred in Papikonda area. Rescue workers pulled out seven bodies. […]

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Cyclone Fani triggers heavy rains, very strong winds in Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam: Extremely severe cyclone storm cyclone Fani, which hit Odisha coast near Puri on Friday morning, triggered heavy rains in parts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh, while gusty winds uprooted trees and electricity poles, officials said. The cyclone moved close to north coastal Andhra before it made landfall in neighbouring Odisha. Under its impact, gusty winds […]

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Indian Navy on high alert for cyclone Fani

Visakhapatnam: As the cyclone storm Fani was intensifying into a ‘Severe Cyclonic Storm’ over the south-east and adjoining south-west Bay of Bengal, the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) is on high alert to render necessary humanitarian assistance, a Navy spokesperson said on Tuesday. Indian Naval ships at Visakhapatnam and Chennai are on stand-by to proceed to the […]

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Cyclone Fani likely to turn ‘very severe’

Visakhapatnam: Cyclone Fani, currently over the southeast Bay of Bengal and the adjoining East Equatorial Indian Ocean, is likely to intensify into a “very severe cyclonic storm” on Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. Fani is centred about 750 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 1,080 km southeast of Chennai and 1,260 km […]

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Mayawati hints she is contender for PM’s post

Visakhapatnam: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday hinted at being a contender for the Prime Minister’s post, saying the situation will become clear after the election results. “As far as my becoming the Prime Minister is concerned, the elections are going on. When the results come, the situation will become clear,” she said when […]

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Andhra IAS to spend only Rs 36K on son’s marriage

Visakhapatnam | In these days of ostentatious marriages with even the middle-class families spending lakhs of rupees, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from Andhra is setting an example for others. Patnala Basanth Kumar, Commissioner, Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority (VMRDA) will be spending just Rs 36,000 on the marriage of his son scheduled here […]