Members of the Ramayapatnam Port Sadhana Samiti joined by activists of the TDP, the CPI, and the BJP blocked vehicular traffic on the Chennai-Kolkata National Highway at Tetu near Gudluru in Prakas

Mouse deer, the smallest ungulate in the country that is on the list of most endangered animals, is being bred in captivity at Nehru Zoological Park with a view to increase its population.

HYDERABAD: Mouse deer, the smallest ungulate in the country that is on the list of most endangered animals, is being bred in captivity at Nehru Zoological Park with a view to increase its populatio

Hyderabad: The deaths due to sunstroke have risen to 524 since April 1, 2013, according to the department of Disaster Management of the state government.

Untimely rains and hailstorm in Andhra Pradesh have killed 18 persons and damaged agricultural and horticultural crops in 2.50 lakh hectares in the last two days.

An innovative solar-powered advertising vehicle developed by an entrepreneur, was launched by Prakasam District Collector G.S.R.K.R. Vijaykumar here on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, the Collector said ''solar energy is the energy of the future''. He stressed the need for developing easy-to-use appliances by tapping the renewable energy to meet the ever-growing power requirements.

Crops, mostly paddy, in 76,980 hectares are in water

As heavy rains continued to lash Andhra Pradesh due to 'Nilam' cyclonic storm, standing crops in about 77,000 hectares have been affected. "Crops, mostly paddy, in 76,980 hectares are in water. It is not that all of that crop is damaged. Once the water recedes, the district officials would enumerate and send reports," state Revenue Minister N Raghuveera Reddy said in a briefing today.

New Delhi Hit by an acute shortage of land for growing eucalyptus, the paper industry is now banking on agro-forestry to meet the rising demand of wood pulp. Started by paper major ITC, more than 1,500 acres of land is covered under the agro-forestry plan in areas such as Khammam, west Godavari, Prakasam and Nizamabad districts of Andhra Pradesh.

In these areas, eucalyptus is planted on the same land where other agricultural crops such as cotton, chili, sunflower, maize and tobacco are grown.

A Division Bench, comprising Justice V.V.S. Rao and Justice G.

The Justice M.B. Shah Commission inquiring into illegal mining across the country has finally landed in the state which has been emerging as the epicentre for the loot of minerals and ores by mining barons.

Though delayed, the commission will probe illegal mining in various districts including Anantapur where Mr Gali Janardhan Reddy’s Obulapuram Mining Company allegedly plundered precious ore worth thousands of crores of rupees and exported it. Mr Janardhan Reddy was arrested by the CBI along with then mines secretary Y. Srilakshmi and then mines director V.D. Rajagopal in the mining scam.

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