Harish Gilai

Suspension of trains to Araku takes a huge toll on cabbies

The closure of the damaged railway line to Araku for repairs ahead of the tourist season is taking a toll on the business of the local cabbies and auto drivers at Araku, Ananthagiri.

13 Nov 2017

Safety of destitute women goes for toss in Visakhapatnam

While Monday’s rape of mentally-disabled woman hit the headlines, the exploitation of underprivileged in the city is common and often goes unreported.

25 Oct 2017

Safety of destitutes goes for a toss in Vizag

The port city has reported several attacks on destitute women, apart from rapes and murders this year

25 Oct 2017

Woman raped on footpath in Vizag was starving for days

The rape of a woman on a footpath in broad daylight and full public view at the New Railway Colony area here has sent shockwaves through the country.

24 Oct 2017

Minors team up with ganja mafia for school fees

Nestled in the dense forests 50 km away from the Paderu mandal headquarters are several tribal hamlets. 

21 Sep 2017

40 2-wheeler riders die in a month

On an average,  40 two-wheeler riders die every month in accidents in Andhra Pradesh for not wearing helmets and at least 28 lives are being lost every month because of non-wearing

15 Sep 2017

Smugglers cheat customers with fake opium for easy money in Andhra Pradesh

They prepare hash oil and add a few ingredients to make the contraband look like opium and are shifting to various areas in AP and neighbouring states.

11 Sep 2017

10 years later, still no justice for Vakapalli tribal women in Vishakapatnam gang-raped by greyhounds

Eleven women from the Vakapalli tribal group in Visakhapatnam agency region who were allegedly gang-raped by greyhounds in 2007 are still fighting for justice. 

01 Sep 2017

Are local criminals joining hands with Inter-state gangs?

As the Steel City grows by leaps and bounds, the rise in the number of rowdy-sheeters over the last few years has had citizens and police equally worried.

14 Aug 2017

Smugglers opting for new routes to evade cops 

With the authorities cracking the whip on the illegal ganja trade in Visakhapatnam Agency, the smugglers are exploring new routes to shift the contraband to various destinations, away from the watchfu

02 Aug 2017

Beware, fraudsters on the prowl on social media

Think twice before responding to the requests from unknown persons whom you befriended online as fraudsters are on the prowl on the social media looking for soft targets.

28 Jul 2017

Smugglers use sofa sets to shift ganja from Vizag 

As the Police Department is strengthening its enforcement teams to curb the illegal ganja trade, the smugglers are trying to outwit them by resorting to ingenious methods.

19 Jul 2017

Open drain, liquor outlet spell trouble for residents

The onset of monsoon has spelt troubles for the residents of Srinivas Nagar and Alluri Seetharama Raju Nagar in Kancharapalem Zone as the open drains have become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

02 Jul 2017

Death and superstition stalk 'cursed’ tribal hamlet in Andhra

Three deaths on a single day creates panic in the village; nearest PHC 15 km away, sick carried in cloth stretchers

28 Jun 2017

Even before arrival of monsoon, overflowing drains become nightmare for Velampeta area

One man’s meat is another man’s poison goes the adage. This is what exactly the denizens of Velampeta experience whenever it rains.

11 Jun 2017