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Pawan Kalyan accepts KTR's handloom challenge, nominates TDP Chief Naidu

Handlooms Earlier, KTR had accepted the challenge of his cabinet colleague V Srinivas Goud and posted pictures with handlooms. TNM Staff Images : Facebook Actor turned politician Pawan Kalyan on Sunday accepted the #MyhandloomMypride challenge of Telangana's Industry Minister KT Ramarao (KTR) to wear handloom clothes and promote the industry. The Jana Sena Party (JSP) leader took to Twitter to accept the challenge and posted his pictures in handloom clothes. He wrote that he was accepting Ram Bh

7 Aug 2022 4:19 pm
SSLV satellites no longer usable after being placed in wrong orbit, ISRO says

Space ISRO said that a committee would analyse the failure and with the implementation of the committees recommendations, the space agency will come back soon with SSLV-D2. PTI Twitter/ISROSpaceflight The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday, August 7 said that the satellites onboard its first Small Satellite Launch Vehicle are no longer usable after the SSLV-D1 placed them in an elliptical orbit instead of a circular one. The space agency said that a committee would analyse today

7 Aug 2022 4:16 pm
Nude video claimed to be mine is fake: Andhra MP Gorantla Madhav alleges conspiracy

Controversy After a video in which the MP is seen naked while on call with an unidentified woman came to light, the TDP had alleged that he abused his power and sexually harassed the woman, who seems to have screen-recorded the call. TNM Staff Gorantla Madhav, Member of Parliament representing the Hindupur constituency of Andhra Pradesh, said on August 4, Wednesday, that he has filed a complaint with the Superintendent of Police and the Cyber Crime department, claiming that the leaders of Telugu

4 Aug 2022 6:59 pm
Dalit activist in Andhra assaulted and arrested allegedly at the behest of MLA

Crime The activist, Chevvukula Venkateswara Rao, had previously filed many complaints against MLA Rapaka Varaprasad, who represents Razole constituency in Andhra Pradesh. Balakrishna Ganeshan Activist Chevvukula Venkateswara Rao A 35-year-old Dalit activist was allegedly physically assaulted by MLA Rapaka Varaprasad, also a Dalit, his gunman and other police. Chevvukula Venkateswara Rao, a Dalit RTI activist and environmentalist from Chintalamarri village in Andhra Pradeshs BR Ambedkar Konaseema

4 Aug 2022 10:39 am
CM Jagan orders safety audits in all industrial units after Brandix gas leak

Gas leak The order comes after about 95 women working at an apparel factory in the Brandix SEZ were hospitalised due to a gas leak. PTI Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday, August 3, ordered a safety audit in all industrial units in the state.The order comes in the wake of the suspected gas leak in the Brandix SEZ at Atchutapuram in Anakapalli district on Tuesday, August 2, in which some 95 workers of an apparel-manufacturing unit fell sick. It was the second time in

4 Aug 2022 8:51 am
Is TDP trying to revive the alliance with BJP in Andhra?

Politics Interestingly, JSP with whom Naidu's party wants to have a tie-up with is working with the BJP as part of a pre-poll alliance. Charan Teja PTI/ File photo Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh seems to be open to reviving its ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which was severed four years ago. Naidu's recent remarks on the possibility of having an alliance with actor turned politician Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena Party (JSP) and TDP's support to BJPs

3 Aug 2022 1:49 pm
Probe ordered into gas leak at Andhra apparel unit, workers who fell sick stable

Gas Leak According to the latest count, some 95 workers fell sick with nausea and vomiting after they inhaled a pungent gas that filled the air at the manufacturing unit on Tuesday night. PTI Workers of an apparel manufacturing unit in the Brandix Special Economic Zone at Atchyutapuram near Visakhapatnam, who fell sick on August 2 night due to what was suspected to be a mysterious gas leak, were stable as they were being treated in different hospitals. According to the latest count, some 95 work

3 Aug 2022 1:00 pm
Women workers hospitalised after gas leak in Andhra apparel factory

Accident As many as 100 women at the factory began to complain of nausea, headache and breathlessness, and were later shifted to the hospital. TNM Staff Workers receiving treatment A gas leak reported at an apparel factory in Andhra Pradesh caused several of the women workers to fall sick on Tuesday, July 2. The incident was reported at a manufacturing unit in the Brandix Special Economic Zone in Achyutapuram district, when the women began to complain of nausea, headache, cough and breathlessnes

3 Aug 2022 8:35 am
Six arrested for Andhra teen's death due to harassment by loan recovery agents

Crime Jasthi Harshita Varshinis family was harassed by loan recovery agents associated with the State Bank of India (SBI) after her parents borrowed Rs 6.35 lakh for her education. TNM Staff FILE IMAGE : HARSHITA VARHSINI Following the death of an 18-year-old due to harassment by loan recovery agents in Andhra Pradesh, police have arrested six in connection with the case. The deceased, Jasthi Harshita Varshini from NTR district, and her family were harassed by State Bank of India (SBI) loan reco

2 Aug 2022 12:01 pm
NTR daughter Uma Maheshwari dies: Nara Lokesh, Chandrababu Naidu pay last respects

Death The police told TNM that a post-mortem has been concluded and a report will come in the next couple of days. TNM Staff Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu and family paid last respects to Kantamaneni Uma Maheswari, the daughter of legendary Telugu actor and former chief minister NT Rama Rao (NTR), after she died by suicide at her residence in Hyderabad on Monday. She was 57. NTR's son and renowned Telugu film actor N Balakrishna; and other family members al

2 Aug 2022 11:32 am
NTRs daughter Uma Maheshwari dies by suicide in Hyderabad

Death Uma was the youngest among 12 children of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder NT Rama Rao. TNM Staff NTR | Twitter Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NT Rama Rao's daughter Kanthamaneni Uma Maheswari was found dead at her Hyderabad home on Monday, August 1, the police have said. It has been reported that she had been suffering from a brief illness. Jubilee Hills CI Rajasekhar Reddy told TNM that it is a case of suicide, and the reason will be known only after an investigation. Uma was t

1 Aug 2022 5:19 pm
Teen dies by suicide in Andhra, mother alleges harassment by SBI loan recovery agents

Death 17-year-old Harshita Varshini killed herself on Thursday and left a suicide note detailing her family's financial difficulties. Balakrishna Ganeshan File image : Harshita Varhsini I should not become a burden to you If someone asks, tell them that I failed to secure a rank in EAMCET and thats why I died, wrote 17-year-old J Harshita Varshini before taking her own life. The incident took place at around 2 pm on Thursday June 28 in Andhra Pradeshs Nandigama Town. Alleged harassment by t

31 Jul 2022 12:51 pm
'Missing' woman found to have eloped, Coast Guard demands action for waste of resources

Controversy A 21-year-old woman and her husband had visited RK beach in Visakhapatnam when she went missing, following which the Coast Guard conducted a two-day search for her. TNM Staff Representative image (Unsplash/ Sebastian Hans) A dramatic series of events unfolded in Andhras Visakhapatnam, after a woman who was believed to have drowned in the sea on Monday, July 25, was later found to have run away to Bengaluru. The 21-year-old woman had visited RK beach along with her husband on Monday.

31 Jul 2022 12:43 pm
Andhra teen dies by suicide due to harassment from loan recovery agents

Death The victim's family had reportedly borrowed Rs 3.5 lakh from a bank to pay for her schooling but because of certain financial issues, the family was unable to make the payment. TNM Staff Representative image /Unsplash A 18-year-old girl died by suicide on Thursday, July 28, in Nandigama town in Andhra Pradesh's NTR district after she was allegedly harassed by loan recovery agents, the police said. The police have identified the deceased as Jasthi Haritha Varshini, a resident of Nandig

30 Jul 2022 12:32 pm
One student killed, five missing in beach tragedy near Vizag

Beach Tragedy The deceased student was identified as Gudivada Pavan Surya Kumar (19) of Narsipatnam. Inputs PTI Representative image /Unsplash An engineering student was killed while five others were feared swept away in tides at a beach near Visakhapatnam in Anakapalli district of Andhra Pradesh on Friday, July 29, police said. The Coast Guard and the Marine police launched an operation to trace the five missing students. Another student rescued from the scene was shifted to a hospital for trea

30 Jul 2022 11:34 am
ED searches casino agents in Hyderabad, Andhra over FEMA violations

ED It was alleged that the casino dealers and agents organised casinos for Indian nationals in Nepal in June, and the winners were allegedly paid through hawala transactions. Inputs PTI Representative image of Enforcement Directorate building The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday, July 27, conducted searches at eight locations in Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh against casino organisers and agents for violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) rules, officials said. The searche

28 Jul 2022 1:01 pm
Andhra EAPCET results announced: 89.12% pass in engineering stream

Education The Education Minister announced that while 1,73,572 candidates qualified in the engineering stream, there are 1,48,283 seats available in the state. TNM Staff Image for representation/PTI The results for the Andhra Pradesh Common Entrance Test for Engineering, Agriculture and Pharmacy courses (EAPCET) were announced by state Education Minister Botsa Satyanarayana on Tuesday, July 26. The test, formerly known as EAMCET or Engineering Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test, was co

26 Jul 2022 2:15 pm
Vivekananda Reddy murder: CBI moves SC for cancelling bail given to prime suspect

Crime The probe agency has filed a petition in the apex court challenging the High Courts order dismissing its plea to cancel the bail granted to Yerra Gangi Reddy by a lower court. IANS The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has approached the Supreme Court for cancellation of bail given to Yerra Gangi Reddy, a prime suspect in the murder of former Andhra Pradesh Minister YS Vivekananda Reddy. The probe agency has filed a petition in the apex court challenging the order of Andhra Pradesh Hig

26 Jul 2022 10:01 am
Audiences preference for OTT over theatres a cause of concern: Film analysts

Cinema The audience getting accustomed to watching content on OTT has emerged as a big challenge to the film industry. Balakrishna Ganeshan Image courtesy: PTI Acknowledging the prevailing crisis in the Telugu film industry where post the COVID-19 induced lockdown, very few films like RRR have been successful at the box-office, Telugu film producers like Dil Raju, C Kalyan and others recently held a meeting to address this issue. The discussion centered around the shift in the attitude of the au

25 Jul 2022 7:42 pm