In a major breakthrough, Hyderabad-based biotechnology research company Bharat Biotech has announced that it has developed the world’s first vaccine for Zika virus.

In a major embarrassment to the Telugu Desam Party government in Andhra Pradesh, the ambitious river inter-linking project has run into rough weather just days after its launch with a newly-constru

The Andhra Pradesh government’s ambitious project to develop Machilipatnam port has run into rough weather with local farmers taking up cudgels against land acquisition.

In a novel initiative to de-congest the traffic and reduce pollution in one of the busiest urban corridors in the country, the Hyderabad software industry association and the traffic police have jo

* 3.5 lakh people evacuated
* 200 kmph winds slam Visakhapatnam
* PM promises help

* K Chandrashekar Rao takes oath as maiden CM
* 11-member Cabinet inducted

Heavy rains battering several parts of Andhra Pradesh for the last five days have left at least 42 persons dead, caused extensive damage to standing crops spread over eight lakh hectares and inunda

For a state that always takes pride in being called the “Rice Bowl of India”, this is surely disconcerting news. As per the 2011 census, there has been a significant fall in the number of cultivators in Andhra Pradesh during the last one decade.

The percentage of cultivators has declined from 22.52 per cent in 2001 to 16.47 per cent in 2011. The total population of the state is 8.45 crore as per the latest census.

Union minister says it only leads to increased Maoist activity in the areas

Arguing that mining in tribal areas would lead to increased Maoist activity, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has called for a 20-year moratorium on mining projects that affect the livelihood sources of the tribal communities in Andhra Pradesh. “Nowhere in the country has mining benefited the tribals. Only a few outsiders became rich while the locals remained poor,” Ramesh said while addressing a public meeting at GK Veedhi, a remote tribal hamlet in the coastal Andhra district of Visakhapatnam.

Bowing to pressure from environmental groups and Opposition parties, the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh has decided to go slow on the controversial 2,000 MW nuclear power plant proposed at Kovvada in Srikakulam district.

Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has made it clear that his government would consider giving its nod for the mega plant only after satisfying itself about the safety o