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Budget boost for Andhra shrimp farming, farmers hail customs duty cut, funding

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget announcements for shrimp farming have brought fresh hopes to afarmers in Coastal Andhra Pradesh, a region that holds a significant share of the national shrimp production.The Union Budget, presented on Tuesday, proposed the establishment of a network of nucleus breeding centres for shrimp broodstocks, funding for shrimp farming, and measures to facilitate exports through the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).Sitharaman said...

Andhra veterinary student, 25, killed in car crash in US

Jetti Harika, a 25-year-old veterinary student from Andhra Pradesh’s Tenali, was killed in a car crash in the US state of Oklahoma on Saturday, July 20.Harika, who had moved to the US a year and a half ago for postgraduate studies in veterinary medicine, was one of the casualties in a multi-vehicle accident near Highway 74 in Logan County, reported Newson6.com citing the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP).The OHP said one person was killed and four others were injured after a driver lost control of t...

Telangana man asked to clear dues thrashes electricity department employees

Electricity department employees were injured after they were allegedly thrashed by a consumer after they asked the latter to clear his pending dues in Hyderabad's Motinagar, police said on Friday.According to the Sanatnagar police, Srikanth, a lineman and meter reader in the Erragadda area, went to Motinagar on Thursday to register the meter readings, while electricity department employee Sai Ganesh visited the house of a consumer Venkataswamy's residence asking him to pay the pending dues.Howe...

Exclusive: Jagan Reddy accuses Chandrababu Naidu government of taking 'personal vengeance'

Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy has alleged that the law and order situation has deteriorated under the Chandrababu Naidu-led government. In an interview with India Today, Jagan Reddy alleged that the TDP-led Andhra government, which came to power last month, was "trying to take personal vengeance at every level".Reddy said that 36 cases of murder, over 300 attempted murders, and more than 590 properties were destroyed in just 45 days of Chandrababu-led gov...

Video: Drunk man attacks Andhra cop with tree branch, arrested

A man in Andhra Pradesh attacked a police personnel with a tree branch. The accused was in an inebriated condition when he attacked the cop in Gudur town of Tirupati district, police said.The cop, identified as Head Constable Swamy Das, suffered severe head injuries in the attack, police said.CCTV footage of the incident showed the cop walking into a shop. Soon after, the accused is seen following him, holding a tree branch in his hand. The video shows the accused hitting Das on his head. The po...

Jagan Reddy's party to protest in Delhi over Andhra's law and order on July 24

Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and YSRCP chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday announced his party would hold a major protest in Delhi on July 24 to highlight the "deteriorating" law and order in the state.The announcement came after Reddy visited the family of YSRCP worker Rashid, who was hacked to death in Vinukonda on Wednesday night.Addressing the media after extending condolences to the victim's family members, Reddy underscored the situation in Andhra Pradesh, attributing widespread v...

Video: Hyderabad traffic cop abuses truck driver for parking vehicle at wrong place

A truck driver was verbally abused and slapped by Cyberabad Traffic Police for allegedly parking his vehicle at the wrong place. The incident took place on Wednesday, near Gandi Maisamma at Quthbullapur, when the traffic sub-inspector, Yadagiri, of Jeedimetla traffic police station, hit the driver for parking his vehicle in a "no-parking" area. In the video, traffic police official can be seen slapping a driver for parking in a no-parking zone. The driver even tried to explain to traffic police...

Jagan Reddy's party leader hacked to death with machete on busy road in Andhra

A youth leader of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy's YSR Congress party was hacked to death on Wednesday night, police said. The incident happened in the middle of a street in Palnadu district, with visuals showing people passing by as a man attacked the youth leader with a machete.A video of the brutal attack showed the victim, identified as Rashid, sitting on the ground, smeared in blood as a man - wielding a machete - rains blows on him. Sources said that Rashid suffered...

Girl, 8, found dead in Andhra, was assaulted after being lured with biscuits

An eight-year-old girl was found dead on Wednesday in a forest area in Andhra Pradesh's Tirupati district, police said, adding that a person who worked at a nearby rice mill lured the minor with biscuits, took her to the forest area and assaulted her.The victim is the daughter of a labourer from Patna who works at the rice mill. A local shepherd discovered the minor's body and informed the police, who have suspected foul play and murder."In Nanalakshmi Rice mills, there were about 40 members fro...

Tirupati temple board junks rumours on laddoo preparation: Always freshly made

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) on Wednesday rejected rumours and false propaganda surrounding the preparation of the famous Tirupati laddoo, saying the sweet is freshly prepared and has been made by Sri Vaishnava Brahmins for several centuries.The clarification came after some social media posts claimed that the laddoos were being prepared under the supervision of a contractor and that the sweet was not fresh when distributed to devotees, according to reports.In a press note, the TTD s...

Video: YSRCP leader gestures to temple cleaning staff to keep distance for selfie

A video of actor and YSRCP leader Roja Selvaswami signalling two women cleaning staff members of Thiruchendur Murugan temple in Tamil Nadu to maintain distance while taking a selfie with her has gone viral on social media.The incident occurred in Thiruchendur when Roja and her husband and director RK Selvamani visited the temple on Monday.

After the darshan, several devotees and temple staff came to the couple and took selfies with their cell phones.During that time, when two women cleaning st...

Andhra rape-murder: Schoolboys watched porn on phone, relatives dumped body

Three schoolboys, who raped and murdered an eight-year-old girl in Andhra Pradesh's Nandyal district on July 7, had watched porn videos on phone and tried to recreate the assault on the minor, police said. The assault took place at a temple.The accused's father and uncle fearing that their children would face cases, took the minor's body on a two-wheeler, tied it to a rock and threw it into river Krishna, said Nandyal SP Adhiraj Singh Rana.Two of the accused, aged 12, are studying in Class 6 and...

YSRCP leader's photo adorned with sandals at protest over remarks on journalists

Journalists in Andhra Pradesh's Sattenapalle participated in a protest rally on Tuesday, condemning the comments made against them by YSRCP leader Vijayasai Reddy V. During the protest, a picture of the politician decorated with sandals was paraded around the streets.Later, the journalists submitted a petition to take action against Reddy to the local Mandal Revenue Officer (MRO).

The uproar came after Vijayasai Reddy, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP, slammed the media over reports of his affair...

Missing Andhra student found dead in gas delivery man's home

A 13-year-old girl was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district on Wednesday, police said.The girl, a seventh-standard student and a resident of the district's Chebrolu area, went to school on Tuesday morning, but left after complaining that she was feeling sick.When the girl did not reach her home, a search was launched. Later, she was found dead at the home of an LPG gas cylinder delivery boy, identified as Nagaraju.Nagaraju has been absconding after the in...

Meet Usha Chilukuri Vance, Indian-origin litigator, wife of Trump's running mate

Ohio Republican Senator JD Vance was named the Republican vice presidential nominee by former President Donald Trump on Monday (local time) at the party's convention in Milwaukee. JD Vance, who was once a Trump critic, said he had the full support of his Indian-origin wife, Usha Chilukuri Vance, who was present at the convention. Let us know more about Usha Chilukuri Vance.Usha, who traces her origins to Andhra Pradesh, was born in California and is the child of Indian immigrants, as per The New...

Bus catches fire after collision with truck on Telangana highway, 15 injured

A road accident occurred on National Highway 44 at Jadcharla in Telangana’s Mahbubnagar district at midnight when a Road Transport Corporation (RTC) bus collided with a truck, resulting in the bus catching fire and being completely burned down.At least fifteen passengers were injured in the mishap.Meanwhile, due to the quick thinking of the passengers, many lives were saved.The RTC bus, belonging to Andhra Pradesh state, was travelling from Hyderabad to Dharmavaram. The collision happened on the...

Actor Rakul Preet Singh's brother arrested by Hyderabad Police in drugs case

Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh's brother Aman Preet Singh and 4 others were arrested by Hyderabad Police on Monday in connection with an alleged drugs case, officials said. Aman along with the other accused were arrested earlier in the day after Telangana Anti-Narcotics Department found that 2.6 kgs of cocaine was being brought to Hyderabad for sale.The police team busted the drug racket and identified 30 customers of the contraband, which included Aman Preet Singh.All five accused, identifie...

Hyderabad woman, returning from police station, raped by auto driver, his aides

A 29-year-old woman, who was returning home after lodging a complaint at a police station, was allegedly gangraped by a driver of a ride-hailing platform and two of his associates in Hyderabad, police said on Monday.The incident took place in the early hours of July 13, when the woman booked an auto-rickshaw through a cab-aggregator to reach a police station. She was going to lodge a complaint against her husband regarding a domestic dispute.After recording her statement, she took the same auto-...

40-year-old man arrested for attempted rape of 6-month-old baby in Andhra

A 40-year-old man in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayanagaram district was arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a six-month-old baby, police said on Sunday.The accused, identified as Boyina Verikkayya Dora, is a distant relative of the baby's family and resides in a neighbouring village. The man tried to sexually assault the baby on Saturday and fled the spot after the family found out about the incident. He was arrested earlier today after police launched a manhunt. "The baby girl has been sent for...

Woman critical after tree branch falls on her at Andhra's Tirumala temple

A woman devotee sustained critical injuries after a tree branch fell on her inside the Tirumala temple complex in Andhra Pradesh on Friday.The incident occurred at Japali Theertham, a sacred waterbody. The devotee was walking near the temple entrance when a branch from a nearby tree suddenly broke off and fell on her, causing serious injuries.

Temple staff rushed her to the hospital. According to sources, the devotee suffered a spinal cord injury and is undergoing treatment.An investigation in...

Attempt to murder case filed against Jagan Reddy, former IPS officers

Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and two senior IPS officers are among five people booked in an attempt to murder case following a complaint by a TDP MLA. Former CID chief PV Sunil Kumar and former Intelligence chief PSR Anjaneyulu are the two IPS officers who have been booked.In his complaint, Undi MLA K Raghurama Krishna Raju alleged that he was arrested in 2021 by the CID in Hyderabad. He accused Jagan Mohan Reddy and other officials of "plotting" a criminal "conspira...

Pawan Kalyan condemns Andhra gangrape: 'Adults trapped in children's bodies'

Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and JanSena Party chief Pawan Kalyan expressed his deep shock and disturbance over the gangrape and murder of an 8-year-old girl by her schoolmates in the Nandyal district earlier this week.Speaking with India Today, the Deputy Chief Minister said, "It was deeply shocking and alarming for me to read about this incident. The issue here is that all three individuals involved are minors. The cruelty is unimaginable; they are like adults trapped in children's bod...

Hyderabad man sells newborn daughter for Rs 1 lakh, arrested

A newborn was allegedly sold for Rs 1 lakh in Telangana. The Hyderabad city police have arrested three people, including the father of an infant, in connection with the case.The man, identified as Asif, had allegedly sold his child for Rs 1 lakh to acquaintances.The police registered a case after a complaint was lodged by the mother of the child, Asma Begum, on Thursday. The police then formed a special team to trace the infant. The 18-day-old girl was rescued within 24 hours and reunited with h...

Andhra Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu proposes 'zero-poverty' nation

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday proposed a mission to Indian industry to remove poverty from the country through a new approach, which he termed "Public Private People's Partnership (PPPP)." Speaking at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Naidu called for the close involvement of Indian corporations in the mission. "Today, I am putting one proposal before you. Disparities are increasing day by day, and there are poor people. Can you do something for them? Th...
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