Tag: Visakhapatnam

Ragging horror: Beaten up by hostel inmates, student dies

Sambalpur: Tension prevailed at Garposh village in the district after locals today called for a bandh protesting inhuman ragging of a student that led to his death on Saturday. The student was earlier allegedly ragged by his friends at the hostel of a college at Visakhapatnam. The student Shreyas Kesharwani (Omm) was beaten up by […]

India clinches ODI series against Sri Lanka

Visakhapatnam: India eased to an eight-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the decisive third and final One-Day International (ODI) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday. The Indians dominated with both bat and ball, restricting Sri Lanka to 215 runs before Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten century helped them canter to a big win with 17.5 overs […]

Odia Naval employee arrested on charges of dowry torture

Bhubaneswar:  Police arrested an Odia Naval civil employee from Visakhapatnam on charges of torturing his wife physically and mentally for dowry. The Mancheswar police here arrested Abhijit Acharya, who worked as a civil employee at the Naval Armament Depot in Visakhapatnam, on the basis of a court warrant and brought him to Bhubaneswar. As per […]

Hot Air Balloon Festival in Andhra's Araku Valley

New Delhi: First edition of the Hot Air Balloon Festival is all set to kick off at Araku valley near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Scheduled to start from Tuesday, the three daylong event will experience participation of 13 countries that include the US, Switzerland, Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan. The Hot Air Balloon festival is being […]

Koraput gang rape: Traffic restored on Jeypore –Visakhapatnam route after 33 hours

Jeypore: After 33 hours of road blockade, the National Highway 26 between Jeypore and Visakhapatnam was cleared for vehicular traffic as the locals, who agitated in protest against the gang rape of a minor girl in the district, withdrew the blockade following discussion with district administration and police last night. The Collector and SP held […]

Missing Rayagada students rescued from Visakhapatnam

Rayagada: The three students of St Xavier’s School here who had gone missing since the last six days have finally been rescued from Visakhapatnam by Rayagada police. The police traced the location of the trio by tracking their mobile numbers and rescued them from Madhurwada area of Visakhapatnam on Monday. The cops handed over the […]

Pawan Hans chopper makes emergency landing on road

Bhubaneswar: A Pawan Hans chopper today made an emergency landing on road due to inclement weather near Machara Chhak in Koraput district. The chopper was on its way to Koraput from Bhubaneswar when the weather deteriorated forcing the pilot to land it on the road. The helicopter has reportedly not suffered any damage. The chopper […]

12 injured as bus rams into tree near Ichchapuram

Berhampur: At least 12 people sustained injuries when a bus in which they were travelling rammed into a tree near Ichchapuram in Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam district, about 30 kms from here, on Friday evening. According to sources, the incident took place at around 9 pm when the bus coming from Balasore was on its way […]

Hirakhand mishap toll 40; probe to begin today

Bhubaneswar/Rayagada: The Commissioner Railway Safety will conduct a thorough inquiry to ascertain the cause of Hirakhand Express derailment from today. Commissioner (Safety) Ram Kripal will start the probe at the Railway guest house in Rayagada at 5 pm today. Anyone can depose before the probe team as witness to the tragic mishap. They can depose […]

Hirakhand Express tragedy: Life thrown into disarray for many

Rayagada/Visakhapatnam: Life of some passengers of Hirakhand Express turned upside down due to a derailment near Kuneru in Andhra Pradesh on January 21 which claimed 39 lives and injured more than 50. Some passengers lost their family members in the train accident while some others are left with unbearable pain and lying on a hospital […]

24 naxals killed, 1 Greyhounds jawan martyred in Odisha, AP joint op in Malkangiri

Cuttack/Malkangiri/ Visakhapatnam: Total 24 Maoists including eight woman were killed and one jawan of Greyhounds martyred during a joint operation of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh police in Bejjangi forest in between Ramgurha and Panasaputa in the cut-off areas of Malkangiri district in the wee hours on Monday. Out of the two personnel of Greyhounds, an […]

Odisha draw against Vidarbha

Visakhapatnam: Odisha put up an improved batting display led by skipper Govinda Poddar’s fifty to eke out a draw against Vidarbha who settled for three points by virtue of their first innings lead in their Ranji Trophy group B match here today. Resuming on 74 for no loss with 48 runs in arrears, Odisha lost […]

Vineel Krishna’s abductor surrenders before AP cops

Visakhapatnam: Disgruntled with the Maoist ways, a woman rebel involved in the abduction of the then Malkangiri collector Vineel Krishna, along with two others, surrendered before superintendent of police (Rural) here on Thursday. Korra Gasi (27) alias Jhansi of Koyyuru area in Visakhapatnam agency was carrying a Rs 4 lakh cash reward on her head. […]

Ambulance mishap: Naveen announces Rs 1L ex-gratia to each family of dead

Bhubaneswar: Chief minister Naveen Patnaik today announced ex-gratia of Rs 1 lakh each to the family of those died in an ambulance accident in Vishakhapatnam yesterday. The medical expenses of all the injured undergoing treatment in the neighboring state will also be borne by the Odisha government, Patnaik announced. Four members of a family including […]

'Terror suspects' caught in AP turn out to be Iranian tourists

Bhubaneswar/Visakhapatnam: The five persons who were detained in Nakapalli area of neighbouring Andhra Pradesh yesterday on the suspicion of being terrorists, were found to be tourists from Iran who had entered the country with valid documents. Visakhapatnam Superintendent of Police (Rural), Koya Praveen said the group comprised two couples and a 20-year-old youth. “Based on […]