July 30: The monsoon has betrayed the state this year and a looming drought now stares hard at it. Though the Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, has always claimed that the rain gods are with him, this time they have turned their faces away. His prayers and pujas have gone unheeded.

June 30: The Krishna water supply pipeline, water treatment plant and pump houses that supply drinking water to Hyderabad, will now be guarded by the Special Protection Force.

April 22: The Met department has sounded a heatwave alert in the city and many parts of the state after temperatures reached 5

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Tirupathamma says she is not contesting to win, only to raise her voice against government apathy

More than eight lakh villagers in Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh are affected by flourosis even as the government has yet to chart out a strategy to combat the problem, says V K Rakesh Reddy
h amshala Swami can barely stand. He can only sit or lie on his back and that too only with the help of his father.


Andhra Pradesh is emerging as the uranium and thorium hub of the country with new reserves of these rare minerals being unearthed in Chittoor and Warangal districts. Uranium has been found in Kadapa and Nalgonda districts while thorium reserves have been discovered in Visakhapatnam , Prakasam and Nalgonda districts.

Hyderabad, July 13: Release of water to ayacut under Nagarjunasagar Project appears uncertain throwing agricultural operations in 22 lakh acres haywire. For the first time in the last four years, the irrigation department is not in a position to announce when the water is likely to be released in both right and left canals of the NSP.

June 12: Tigers are a rarity and spiders are dime a dozen. That has not prevented some forest officials from preferring the latter at the expense of the former. The Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger reserve (Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary) has been witnessing a steep fall in the number of big tigers or the panthera tigris. However, the magnificent animal's official protectors are not too bothered about this and are perfectly happy discovering new kinds of spiders and herbs.

Hyderabad, June 24: It's seems that Andhra Pradesh is in a treasure hunt with more than a dozen companies hunting for diamond, gold and other precious stones and metals in the state. Among the renowned companies are De Beers India, Geo Mysore, Adi Gold Mining, Deccan Gold Mining, Amil Mining, CRA, Anglo American Exploration, NMDC, Ramgadh Mining and Navarathna Minerals.

The state government on Wednesday decided to continue the controversial cloud seeding operations for another five years. Tenders have been called to select the company which will conduct the operations. A top official said that there was actually no scientific reason for continuing the programme but added that there was