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Cyclonic storm Asani forms over Bay of Bengal, set to intensify further tomorrow

Kolkata: The Asani cyclonic storm that has developed over southeast Bay of Bengal, is likely to intensify further on Monday, according to the India Meteorological Department. The department predicted that Asani would develop into a severe cyclonic storm by Sunday afternoon. “It is very likely to continue to move northwestwards till 10th May evening and...

Cyclone Jawad coming; Odisha, Andhra Pradesh begin evacuations, IMD issues red alert

New Delhi: With Cyclone Jawad expected to hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, both the states have begun preparations to deal with it. Cyclone Jawad, likely to be a powerful one, is expected to turn towards northeast after hitting Odisha and North Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone has been caused due to the depression over...

Amid Omicron scare, 30 international passengers in Andhra ‘missing’ without taking RT-PCR test

Vishakhapatnam: Was India’s response to the news of detection of Omicron variant of coronavirus delayed? The number of international returnees allowed to leave airports without an RT-PCR test seems to suggest so. As many as 30 out of 60 individuals who had returned from abroad to Andhra Pradesh are not traceable, even as the authorities...

As coal crisis deepens, states stare at blackout

New Delhi: Amid claims and assurances by the power minister that there is no need to panic, the pinch of depleting coal reserves is being felt across the country, with states staring at the prospect of exhausting their entire stocks in next few days. On Monday, Maharashtra shut down 13 thermal power units due to...

Cyclonic storm Gulab weakens into deep depression: IMD

Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic storn ‘Gulab’ has weakened into a deep depression, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday morning. The system is likely to weaken further, the weather department has said. The cyclonic storm over north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha moved westward with a speed of 14 kmph, weakening into a deep depression, said...

Cyclone Gulab coming; Odisha on high alert

Ganjam: The Odisha and Andhra Pradesh administration are bracing up for cyclone Gulab which is expected to hit the two states on Sunday evening. Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Chhatisgarh are likely to receive heavy rains due to the cyclone. The depression over Bay of Bengal has intensified and is likely to make landfall on...

High Court awards jail terms to 4 serving & a retired IAS officer—Here’s why

Not following the court’s order proved to be a major mistake for four serving and one retired IAS officer who have been handed out varying jail terms for “willful disobedience” of the court order passed in February 2017. The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday held all the five guilty of contempt. The bureaucrats who...
Andhra-born Sirisha Bandla to be 4th Indian to set foot in space

Andhra-born Sirisha Bandla to be 4th Indian to set foot in space

Will be only the fourth Indian to fly to space after Rakesh Sharma, Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams New Delhi: Indian-American Sirisha Bandla will soon fly to space on board VSS Unity of Virgin Galactic. She will be the fourth Indian after Rakesh Sharma, Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams to set foot in space and...

11 COVID-19 patients die in Andhra Pradesh hospital due to oxygen disruption

In yet another unfortunate incident, at least 11 COVID-19 patients availing treatment at Ruia Hospital in Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati lost their lives due to a disruption in oxygen supply. All the deceased were admitted to the ICU unit of the state-run hospital. The development comes at a time when the country is facing a second...

Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh face vaccine shortage; urge Centre to release additional doses

One of the worst-affected states Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh are facing a shortage of COVID-19 vaccines and might run out of the jabs this week if fresh supplies are not sent by the Union government. Both the state governments requested the Centre on Wednesday to send additional doses of the vaccine. The Maharashtra government has...

14 dead in road accident in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool

In an unfortunate incident, 14 people were killed after a bus and truck collided on a national highway in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool on Sunday. The deceased were on a pilgrimage tour. There were 18 people travelling in the bus and only four children have survived the accident. However, two of them are serious and availing...

Lead, nickel in drinking water, milk likely behind mysterious disease in Andhra Pradesh

The presence of lead and nickel in drinking water and milk is being claimed as the root cause of the mysterious illness that has swept Andhra Pradesh’s Eluru. Notably, the mysterious disease has already resulted in one death and over 510 people getting admitted to hospitals for treatment in the past two days. Nearly 430...