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    Pesticide residues may have caused mystery illness at Pulla

    VIJAYAWADA: Pesticide residues in vegetables are suspected to be one of the major causes for the mystery illness that affected 29 persons, who lost consciousness, suffered dizziness and convulsions at Pulla village in West Godavari's Bhimadole mandal. The incidents were reported from January 17 to 19, although no fresh case was reported on Wednesday. A majority of people of all ages...

    • 19 min ago
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    MLA instigating CI against me, alleges DCCB director

    KOTHAGUDEM: DCCB director and Bethampudi primary agricultural cooperative society chairman Lakkineni Surender on Wednesday alleged that he was being constantly harassed by police, particularly by the circle inspector of Tekulapalli police station. 'There is no democracy in Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). It should check and penalize cops who are working as stooges of some ruling party...

    • 27 min ago
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    Balineni donates Rs 3 lakh to Ram Mandir construction

    Nellore: AP energy and forests minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy contributed Rs 3 lakh on Wednesday for construction of the Ram mandir in Ayodhya. A team of senior RSS members met the minister at his residence in Ongole and urged him to be a part of the mega exercise to build a shrine for Lord Ram at His birthplace. Srinivas Reddy said this was a great opportunity for his family to make a...

    • 54 min ago
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    Chief Minister Jagan to launch door delivery of rations today

    VIJAYAWADA: In a first of its kind in AP state, YSR Congress government is starting on Thursday door delivery of rations made available under the Public Distribution System. Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy will formally launch 2,500 door delivery vehicles in Krishna, Guntur and West Godavari districts at a function being held at the iconic Benz Circle in Vijayawada on the day....

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    Decline of YSRC would start with Tirupati bypoll: Chandrababu Naidu

    VIJAYAWADA: Telugu Desam chief N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday slammed the YSR Congress Government, saying it has turned Andhra Pradesh into a hub of violence. There, he said, were a series of murders, suicides, suspicious deaths and atrocities. He said the chief minister and the ministers were not behaving like elected people's representatives but bent on unleashing rowdyism...

    • 22 hrs ago
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    Special status will help Andhra Pradesh: Jagan to Shah

    VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy met Union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on Tuesday night and discussed various issues related to the state. According to reports received here, the CM explained the progress of the Polavaram project and reminded the Centre about the pending funds for allocation to Andhra Pradesh. He also raised issues related to the...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    Farm reforms much-needed, repeal won't help: SC panel

    New Delhi: Under sharp attack from the protesting farmers' unions for their 'pro-government' public stand on the three contentious agricultural reform laws, members of a panel set up by the Supreme Court to resolve the crisis said Tuesday they will 'keep aside their own ideology and views' while consulting various stakeholders, even as they indicated a complete repeal won't augur well for...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    NH-363, railway track act as impediments for passage of tigers into Kawal Reserve

    ADILABAD: The forest department has identified National Highway 363 and the railway tracks in the area as impediments to free passage of tigers into the core area of the Kawal Tiger Reserve (KTR) from Thadoba Andhari and Thippeshwar Tiger reserves bordering Maharashtra. The forest department has proposed three underpasses or bridges at identified places for smooth...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    Puvvada launches 32nd National Safety Month

    HYDERABAD: Transport minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar said road safety is quite important, as it saves lives and controls accidents. He was speaking to media on Tuesday after launching the 32nd National Safety Month programme, apart from releasing the banner and brochure on the occasion. Puvvada underlined: "The state government is keen on increasing awareness among public on road safety for...

    • 24 hrs ago
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    Deeksha held, ruckus between TD, YSRC at Gollapudi, Uma detained

    VIJAYAWADA: Tension prevailed for a while at Gollapudi amid the Deeksha protest by former minister and Telugu Desam leader Devineni Umamaheswara Rao. Police swung into action and detained the TD leader and his supporters as YSRC men too came in strength to confront the TD leader. Notably, state minister for civil supplies Kodali Venkateswara Rao alias Nani had challenged...

    • 24 hrs ago