G Ramesh Babu

Friends spend Rs 3,500 daily to feed beggars in Srikakulam

The next day, he and two friends started distributing food to beggars in and around the town.

12 Aug 2020

Vitamin tablets fly off shelves

People buying them in bulk to boost their immunity levels to fight the coronavirus.

29 Jul 2020

Two siblings bring taste of Hyderabad biryani home

Their innovative idea drew huge response from the public. Madina Netaji and Jawahar had migrated to Hyderabad after completion of BSc Computer Science about a year ago.

22 Jul 2020

Telukunchi villagers look after migratory birds as their kids

Thousands of migratory cranes stay put in the village for six months from June every year.

20 Jul 2020

Migrant returnees in Andhra Pradesh start going back to ‘COVID-19 hotspots’ in cities

Migrant labourers from Belagam, Buragam, Jadupudi and Kotta Ampuram villages in Kanchili mandal and from several villages of Kaviti mandal returned to Chennai and some went to Visakhapatnam.

18 Jul 2020

COVID-19: No drinking water facility at swab collection centre in Srikakulam

Despite sweltering heat, the swab collection centre at the Srikakulam government general hospital has no provision for drinking water or waiting area.

05 Jun 2020

63 Srikakulam farmers get bank notices for agri loans they didn’t take

Etcerla Mariyamma, a farmer of Kottagudem, said that she received the bank notice though she did not take any agriculture loan.

02 Jun 2020

This group helps Red Cross feed 2,500 people daily in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam

Rather than sitting idle at home as offices and business establishments remained shut due to a lockdown, this team of young volunteers decided to contribute to the society. 

28 May 2020

Vizianagaram SP cooks food at midnight for hungry migrants walking home

The SP received a call from a woman around 11:45 pm on Friday. She told her that she and fellow workers were hungry and had nothing to eat for the past one-and-a-half days. 

17 May 2020

Andhra businessman spends Rs 50,000 daily to help migrant labourers reach home

Over the last four days, Chandrasekhar transported about 1,500 migrants.

16 May 2020

Umbrella mandatory at liquor outlets in Srikakulam

Novel idea of Collector makes it easy to maintain social distancing

07 May 2020

Fishermen survive on snacks, 3 sachets of water a day on way to Andhra from Gujarat

The fishermen on way to Srikakulam and other Uttarandhra districts from Veraval fishing harbour have reportedly been facing various difficulties ever since they left Gujarat. 

01 May 2020

30 more fishermen reach Srikakulam from Chennai

According to sources, the Srikakulam fishermen purchased each boat at `1.3 lakh from their Chennai counterparts to reach their native villages.

24 Apr 2020

Good Samaritans launch ambulance service in Andhra Pradesh

As the State continues to remain in lockdown, they take people to hospitals and drop pregnant women at their homes.

21 Apr 2020

Tech-aided scrutiny helped Srikakulam maintain clean slate: Collector J Nivas

Srikakulam is one of only two districts in the state not to have a single Covid case. Collector J Nivas tells G Ramesh Babu how the administration is working to keep the virus at bay. Excerpts 

13 Apr 2020

Tele-medicine call centre, to be available round the clock, launched in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam

This initiative was launched as outpatient services in all hospitals, public as well as private, have been shut down in the district following lockdown.

02 Apr 2020

Tele counselling for mental health of quarantined people

To assist patients under quarantine, District Collector J Nivas has launched psychiatric treatment and counselling call centre in the district.

02 Apr 2020

Former chief engineer of Andhra's electricity board spends 90 per cent of pension for welfare of poor

After the death of his only daughter CV Nagajyothi due to cancer about 15 years ago, Murthy started social service activities in her memory. 

10 Feb 2020

Classes going on under trees for past two years in this Andhra school

As a part of providing basic amenities in the R&R colony, the government-sanctioned an upper primary school in 2017.

02 Nov 2019

Titli-hit Uddanam farmers yet to get additional aid

Though the officials hurriedly started the distribution of additional compensation forms, horticulture officials have not yet disbursed the compensation to any beneficiary till now.

10 Oct 2019

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