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Vizag-Chennai industrial corridor gets Rs 1,668 cr

In a move that would have the proposed Vizag- Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC) on the fast track, the Andhra Pradesh government has earmarked `1,668 crore for the project in the state’s budget that

09 Mar 2018

Vizag metro authority may get nod before 2019 polls

The government wants to make the VMRDA as the second largest urban development zone next to the Capital Region Development Authority in Amaravati. 

15 Feb 2018

Technical glitch cripples Vizag Treasury server, salaries may be delayed

 The salaries of government employees — usually paid in the first week of every month — is likely to get delayed as the day-to-day works at the district treasury has been hit by technical snags in the main server for the last four days.

27 Jan 2018

Another scam surfaces, Rs one crore swindled from accounts of eight dead pensioners 

Barely three months after Seethammadhara Sub-Treasury Office made the headlines for swindling of money to the tune of `3 crore by its officials from 12 accounts of pensioners, more

26 Jan 2018

80 per cent fishing boats stay anchored on shore as catch dwindles in Andhra Pradesh

Between November and February every year, the Vizag fishing harbour becomes a beehive of activities owing to the peak season.

24 Jan 2018

Andhra Pradesh: SIT readies 1lakh documents before submitting final report by month-end 

 Even as the Special Investigation Team (SIT) is all set to submit its final report on the Visakhapatnam land scam,  all the key documents and supporting evidence material have been kept

20 Jan 2018

GSI to submit report on sand mineral deposits; tenders for exploration soon

The Geological Survey of India (GSI), which recently identified rich deposits of rare and valuable heavy sand minerals in 160 blocks along the Andhra Pradesh coastline having

14 Dec 2017

Damaged KK railway line spells trouble for Vizag steel plant

After the Koraput- Kothavalasa- Kirandul (K-K) railway line, which was badly damaged in the recent rains, was closed, the slow pace of the repair works is giving jitters to the Rashtriya

12 Nov 2017

Demonetisation fangs still biting into profits of MSMEs of Andhra Pradesh, salaries going unpaid

Even after a year, the sector is reeling under several problems when it comes to the payment of salaries and honouring work orders.

10 Nov 2017

Andhra Pradesh pension scam: More skeletons tumble out, top officials of under lens

As the authorities are digging the roots, more irregularities of the pension scam are coming to light.

09 Nov 2017

Visakhapatnam Steel Plant pays private firm Rs 75 crore a year to ship goods to Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL), the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, will explore sea routes for business.

30 Oct 2017

Ex-registrar held in Andhra Pradesh for colluding with land grabbers

 The City Police on Tuesday arrested a former district registrar and a former sub-registrar on charges of hatching a conspiracy to grab government lands worth Rs 250 crore. 

18 Oct 2017

Ex-tehsildar tweaked records of Rs 50 crore land

In yet another land fraud case, the SIT officials have found the involvement of former Bheemli mandal revenue tehsildar in the illegal issuing of pattadar passbooks.

28 Sep 2017

SIT: Poor record keeping gave a free hand for tampering with records

Blaming it on the poor maintenance of land records, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which is probing into the land scam allegations in Visakhapatnam has said that the decades-long

23 Sep 2017

SIT sees veracity in Ayyanna’s allegation in Andhra Pradesh

 The SIT investigating the Vizag land scam has reportedly found irregularities in the distribution of compensation to farmers from whom 270 acres of land was acquired for the MedTech Zone under the SE

13 Sep 2017