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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

Official issued land papers of 9 acres to the driver, his uncle: Visakhapatnam land scam

The Special Investigation Team probing the Vizag land scam is all set to expedite its investigation with multi-dimensional investigation methods.

17 Aug 2017

At Visakhapatnam, King George Hospital yet to pay 6 months’ Rs 23-lakh oxygen supply bill

Visakhapatnam collector issued instructions to officials to ensure that all emergency care units in the hospital run sans interruption.

15 Aug 2017

Collector slaps notice on Visakhapatnam revenue divisional officer over 4 land grab cases

Quoting the four charges, the Collector issued a showcause notice to Venkateswarlu with a rider that the latter must file a counter within two weeks.

14 Aug 2017

5 booked for occupying Rs 80-crore MANSAS land 

Skeletons continue to tumble out of the Vizag land scam closet, with cases being registered against five more persons on charges of illegal occupation of 13.75 acres of land worth Rs 80 crore.

10 Aug 2017

SIT finds involvement of former babus in issuing NOCs illegally 

The Special Investigation Team probing into the land scams in Vizag has found out the involvement of some former IAS officers in the irregularities. 

06 Aug 2017

No ophthalmologist, nurse played anaesthetist

Sources close to the investigation team revealed that no qualified anaesthetist was present during the 47 odd surgeries which were performed on April 13 and 14.

07 Jul 2017

Non-spouse teachers cry foul over transfer criteria, form union 

Demanding that their pleas pertaining to transfer counseling be resolved, the unmarried teachers and those whose wives are not in the teaching profession have formed a ‘non-spouse teachers’ union’.

04 Jul 2017