Harish Gilai

Andhra Pradesh tipplers guzzle down Rs 518-cr booze this summer

Visakhapatnam topped liquor sales in the state for three consecutive months -- March, April, May, registering a sale of Rs 518 crore, followed by East Godavari district at Rs 493.93 crore. 

17 Jun 2018

Andhra Pradesh: Etikoppaka toy-makers face bleak future 

The 400-year-old Etikoppaka toy-making art is on the decline. 

10 Jun 2018

Etikoppaka toys, a 400-year old craft faces extinction, thanks to lack of government support in Andhra Pradesh

The 400-year-old Etikoppaka toy-making art is on the decline. With no support from government for decades, Etikoppaka villagers, who are  masters in carving out magnificent wooden

10 Jun 2018

Dachepalli minor’s rape mirrors rising attacks on girls, women in Andhra Pradesh

According to the National Crime Records Bureau, about 16,000 cases of crime against women are registered in Andhra Pradesh every year.

06 May 2018

Visakhapatnam's function halls sitting atop powder keg

In case the building is less than 10 metres high, a water tank on the terrace, booster pump, manually operated call point (MOCP), water drums, sand etc. are required.

01 May 2018

70 years after independence, colony in Andhra Pradesh gets power supply

Despite political pressure, the families in Indira Nagar refused to leave the colony, braving several cyclones in the process.

15 Apr 2018

Police lay trap to tame IPL punters in Andhra Pradesh

Vizag reports transactions of I1 L; some of the organisers conduct bettings through messenger apps

05 Apr 2018

World’s first variant of Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 arrives in Singapore

The 787-10 arrived at Changi airport in Singapore from Boeing’s production facility in North Charleston South Carolina.

29 Mar 2018

Scenic Visakhapatnam, Araku coffee floor foreign delegates

Apart from the major pacts they have signed with the Andhra Pradesh government during the three-day CII Partnership Summit that concluded on Monday.

27 Feb 2018

Cybercrime lab in Visakhapatnam to be a reality by March-end

The long-pending proposals for setting up a cyber crime police station and a cyber forensic laboratory in Visakhapatnam appear to be a reality soon.

19 Feb 2018

150 Maoists from Chhattisgarh entered Andhra-Odisha Border two weeks ago

As the fresh recruitment of the locals to the Maoist cadre is on a decline, the red rebels are trying to gain strength by inducting the Chhattisgarh cadre along the AOB.

14 Feb 2018

Private hostels in Vizag sitting on a powder keg

The preliminary probe into the incident revealed that the hostel was running sans the mandatory NOC from the Fire Department.

12 Feb 2018

Food safety goes for a toss as adulteration gangs thrive in Visakhapatnam

A series of raids conducted by Food Safety and Vigilance officials at godowns and small-scale food processing units has brought to light the trend of adulterated, inferior quality food items, edible o

17 Jan 2018

Andhra Pradesh stands fourth in sexual harassment cases; 463 minor victims in 994 rape cases reported last year

 In a dubious distinction, Andhra Pradesh stands fourth in the country in the sexual harassment cases, according to the data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)

01 Dec 2017

Thotlakonda Buddhist heritage site in Andhra Pradesh becomes boozers’ paradise

The hilltop heritage site abutting the Rushikonda beach, where the Hinayana Buddhism thrived around 2,000 years ago, now has empty liquor bottles.

29 Nov 2017