NIZAMABAD, Jan. 3: Abnormal delay in release of Singur water to the ayacut under Nizamsagar project is adversely affecting the standing crops in the rabi season.

Opposition party MLAs have also strongly demanded the early release of water from the Singur balancing reservoir. So far, the state government has not responded positively.

NIZAMABAD, Oct. 20: North Telangana is reeling from dengue fever: the combined death toll in Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Adilabad and Warangal districts has reached 100.

Though the disease has been claiming many in the last two months, the medical and health officials and Andhra Pradesh Vaidya Vidhana Parishad (APVVP) authorities have failed to rein it in.

Hyderabad, Aug. 25 The Andhra Pradesh Government has decided to develop four regional greenfield airports under the public-private participation (PPP) mode.

To be taken up under the build, own and transfer (BOT) model, these airports are proposed at Orvakal (Kurnool district), Jakranpalli (Nizamabad), Ramgundem (Karimnagar) and Tadepalligudem (West Godavari).

Aug. 9: Hyderabad is the worst affected among seven Telangana districts, failing to get any rain in the last week, according to the Indian Meteorological Department

June 14: Farmers are finding it difficult to hire agricultural workers as they are attracted towards the money offered in National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS). This has affected farming during the kharif season across the district.

The situation has become so bad that some of the farmers are hiring labourers from Maharashtra to work in their fields.

Srikakulam/Nizamabad/ Kurnool, Sept. 16: Officials are on high alert following the surge of flood waters in Vamsadhara and Nagavali rivers because of heavy rains in neighbouring Orissa. There are fears that that it would cause another flood in the town. Around 60,000 cusecs of water had reached the Gotta Barrage by evening and 22 gates have been lifted.

Taking serious note of the farmers' agitation in Nizamabad which led to firing in air, the Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy asked the AP State Seeds Development Corporation to raise the required bank loan and take over the stocks of fodder jowar seeds available in the district in consultation with district collector.

With humans invading and capturing their habitats to erect their high-rises, big cats are entering towns and cities as if to demand their due. Panthers once roamed in the Hitec city area of Madhapur, but they lost their habitat after the scrub jungle was levelled for erecting a cyber city. Similarly, scrub jungles in the fringes of Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry and other urban areas were also destroyed for construction. These scrub jungles were the connecting links (marginal habitats) between the thick forest and human habitations. For long years, the borders were inviolate.

The AP forest department has decided to create 1,000 water holes in reserve forests to ensure that thirsty panthers don't stray into human habitations and get killed. Forest officials will be particularly focusing on forests with a high population of panthers located in the fringe areas of cities. They will also create artificial waterfalls in these areas and also in the elephant sanctuary in Kuppam.

Due to combustion of solid fuels, indoor air pollution seems to be a major contributor to disease in India, but few quantitative exposure assessment studies are available. This study quantified daily average concentrations of respirable particulates in 420 rural homes of Andhra Pradesh and recorded time activity data of 1400 individuals to reconstruct 24-hour average exposures.