Cabinet approves grant of Permanent Residency Status to Foreign Investors
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the scheme for grant of Permanent Residency Status (PRS) to foreign investors subject to the relevant...
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CBDT signs 20 Unilateral APAs with Indian taxpayers
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) entered into twenty (20) Unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) yesterday and today, i.e., 29th August, 2016 and 30th August, 2016, with Indian...
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Intensive Swachhata awareness drive to be launched in 5 cities of NCR Region
Ministry of Urban Development will soon launch an ‘Asli Tarakki (Real development)’ campaign in the six cities of the National Capital Region with 450 select youth with...
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128th Edition of Durand Football Cup Tournament 2016
Durand Cup is a prestigious football tournament conducted in the country. It was instituted in 1888 at Shimla by Sir Henry Mortimer Durand. It is the oldest tournament in Asia and third oldest in...
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Sachin Tendulkar interacts with Swachh Bharat Champion Collectors
The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in association with UNICEF, organized an interactive session between Swachh Bharat Champions Collectors across 22 States and Swachh Bharat ambassador,...
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Central enhanced grant assistance to Civilian Victims
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to enhance the grant of compensation to the civilian victims under the scheme titled “Central Scheme for...
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Sugamaya Pustakalaya – Online Library for Persons with print Disabilities
“Sugamaya Pustakalaya” is an online platform that makes accessible content available to print-disabled people. The library houses publications across diverse subjects and languages and multiple...
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Delegation of leaders from J&K Opposition Parties meets PM
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, met a delegation of leaders of the Opposition Parties from the State of J&K comprising of Omar Abdullah of J&K National Conference; Ghulam Ahmed Mir, INC; Hakeem...
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Swachh Bharat Short Films Competition to Encourage participative approach for Clean India
The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting is organizing a Short Films Competition on the theme “Swachh Bharat” that showcases inspiring stories and helps generate awareness among citizens...
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Vishakhapatnam Port poised for major expansion
Vishakhapatnam Port is poised for major expansion, with the Minister for Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurating several projects during his visit to the port yesterday....
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Storage Status of 91 Major Reservoirs of the Country
The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on August 18, 2016 was 96.721 BCM, which is 61% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This was 109%of...
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Brief Highlights of Prime Minister’s Address on Independence Day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi on the occasion of 70th Independence Day. Following are the brief highlights of the speech:...
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TIRANGA MARCH in 100 District to Celebrate Independence Day
On the eve of the Independence Day, NYKS will organise candle-light “TIRANGA MARCH” in 100 prominent District Headquarters, covering all States/ UTs. Each Tiranga March will culminate at a...
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Coal India’s Special plan for Closure mines
A meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to the Ministry of Coal was held here yesterday evening for reviewing the “Implementation of Mine closure Plans of Coal India...
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Northeast can generate its entire electricity from renewable sources
Guwahati : Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) organises conference on ‘100 per cent renewable energy future for the northeast’. Says renewable energy has immense potential in the...
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I&B Minister launches Special Web Page on Festival of Independence
M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information and Broadcasting today launched a special webpage developed by Press Information Bureau on Festival of Independence, 2016. The webpage that can be...
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Ready to Eat Food in Indian Railways
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has started sale of Ready-to-Eat food packets at some of the Railway stations on trial basis. During the trial period the MRP has been kept...
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25 cities prepare Comprehensive Mobility Plans - 14 such cities in Karnataka; 5 in Punjab
New Delhi : 25 cities have prepared Comprehensive Mobility Plans (CMP) based on origin and destination flow of traffic , identifying major traffic corridors and feeder corridors, land use etc which...
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Rs. 100 Crores alloted for FMD control under RKVY
Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) is one of the most economically devastating contagious viral animal diseases affecting all susceptible cloven-footed animals. As per the estimates by the Indian Council...
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AP Govt to develop Knowledge Economy Zone in ‪‎Amaravati‬
The state government is planning to develop a knowledge economy zone (KEZ) in Amaravati capital. The KEZ will help to improve economy of the state using knowledge.

Chief Minister N....
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Navy stops communication with us, hides facts, we are in the dark: Families of missing NAD Civilian Employees
Visakhapatnam : Keeping the hopes on safe return of the people who on board the ill-fated Indian Air Force’s aircraft AN-32, which went missing on its way from Chennai to Port Blair on June 22,...
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Quality of Primary and High School Education in Rural Areas
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conducts periodic national surveys of learning achievement of children in classes III, V, VIII and X. Four rounds of National...
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‘Godavari Gas’- Joint venture between Government of AP, GAIL and HPCL
The Government of Andhra Pradesh signed a Joint Venture agreement for the incorporation of a company called ‘Godavari Gas’.

‘Godavari Gas’ joint venture between the government of...
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3000 Jan Aushadhi Stores to be opened
To make quality drugs available at affordable prices to people under Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana (PMJAY), it has been decided to open 3000 Jan Aushadhi Stores (JAS) under the Yojana across...
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Prime Minister addresses 2014 batch IAS Officers
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed here yesterday 2014 batch of IAS officers posted as Assistant Secretaries in the Government of India. He advised the young IAS officers to remain...
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MoC launches Twitter Sewa to address the complaints of common man.
Hon’ble Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha today launched “Twitter Sewa” for addressing the complaints and concerns of common man and other stake-holders in the telecom and postal...
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Talgo train’s final phase of trials to run on Delhi-Mumbai route aiming 130 kmph
Spanish-made train Talgo will commence its third and final phase of trials on Monday from Delhi to Mumbai aiming a maximum speed of 130 kmph and is expected to reach the financial capital in about...
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Breastfeeding within hour of birth provides baby’s ‘first vaccine,’ says UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned that some 77 million of the world’s newborns – or 1 in 2 – are not breastfed within the first hour of birth, depriving them of essential...
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Make Vanam Manam a peoples movement: CM
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu launched the governments flagship programme "Vanam Manam", making an appeal for a green Andhra Pradesh.

Stating that every citizen of Andhra Pradesh...
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Rushikonda Beach Closed !
Visakhapatnam : with coastal erosion continuing unabated in the city, the district administration has closed the Rushikonda Beach for tourists as a precautionary measure. Even then some tourists...
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Cabinet approves Revised Cost Estimate for NATRIP Project
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the revised cost estimate for Rs. 3727.30 crore for the National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project...
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Women Officers in the Army
The induction of Women Officers is based on the organizational requirement, fighting efficiency, combat effectiveness and functionality of the Army. There has been a progressive enhancement in the...
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Make‘Vanam-Manam’ a peoples movement : CM
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, in a teleconference, urged people to come forward and participate in large numbers in the ‘Vanam-Manam’ programme scheduled to take place on the 29th of...
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Tourism projects worth Rs. 2048 Crore Implementing under Swadesh Darshan
Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned 25 projects under the Swadesh Darshan scheme worth Rs. 2048 Crore so far to 21 States and Union Territories since its launch of in January 2015. These States and...
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New Panama Papers series exposes secret deals in Africa
Nearly four months after the initial release of the Panama Papers, investigations into the use of offshore accounts to channel illegal funds have now revealed a large-scale network of offshore...
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Rameswaram-Manamadurai to be first railway ‘green corridor’
In order to contribute to mission ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ launched by Prime Minister of India, Ministry of Railways have taken up a mammoth task of providing human discharge free bio-toilets in...
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Steps Taken To Improve Public Transport In Cities
As per the latest available information received from Vahan Database, the total number of registered motor vehicles as on 31st March, 2016 were 19,16,73,947. The Compound Annual Growth Rate of...
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Social Impact Assessment Study for Nuclear Power Projects in Andhra Pradesh
The survey of land for Nuclear Power Plant at Kavvada, Srikakulam District of Andhra Pradesh is completed. The land proposed to be acquired for the project comprises 599.20 acres of Private land,...
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IT dept issue 7 lakh letters for Non PAN Transactions
Under the Annual Information Returns (AIR), various types of high-value transactions were being reported to the Income Tax Department. These include reporting of cash deposits of Rs.10,00,000 or...
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Cabinet approves the New Transgender Persons Protection Bill
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016.

Through this Bill the Government has...
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Cabinet approves benami transactions bill
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for introducing amendments to the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in Parliament....
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Govt making all efforts on ‘Housing for All by 2022’
Government is making all efforts to boost the Housing Finance Sector to ensure that the goal of Affordable Housing for all by 2022 is met. This was stated by Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty...
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National Disaster Plan for Animals
After wide ranging consultation and elaborate discussion with different stakeholders such as National Disaster Management Authority, National Disaster Response Force, National Institute of Disaster...
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Team of students involved in building satellite "Sathyabamasat" calls on PM
A team of students involved in building satellite "Sathyabamasat" called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, today. They were accompanied by Vice-Chancellor of Sathyabama University, Dr....
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Death of Elephants on Train Tracks and Electric Fencing
Reports of elephant mortalities, due to train accidents and electrocution, are received from States from time to time. Some of the steps taken to prevent elephant mortalities due to train accidents...
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Indian railway initiated TRI-NETRA to enhance vision of locomotive pilots
Ministry of Railways, Railway Board has initiated a proposal to install TRI-NETRA systems on locomotives for enhancing the vision of Locomotive Pilots in inclement weather. TRI-NETRA stands for -...
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PM urges political parties to keep national interests above everything else
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged all the political parties to keep national interests above any other considerations. Speaking at a meeting of Leaders of various parties convened by the...
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Bill & Melinda Foundation expand health services in AP
AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and Mr. Bill Gates Co- Chair and Trustee of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation had a telephonic conversation which lasted half an hour yesterday....
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AP Govt signed MoU with Hydrofoils Manufacturer JSC Alexeev
Hydrofoils are boats which have water wings attached, and use hydrofoil technology to help them propel much faster on the water. A hydrofoil boat works on very simple terms. The hydrofoil based on...
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SIT Recommendations on Black Money
The Fifth SIT report has been submitted before the Hon’ble Supreme Court by the SIT. An extract of the report has been uploaded on Department of Revenue website www.dor.gov.in.

The SIT...
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India’s cleanest cities are the “pilgrimages of the future” - CSE’s Clean City Awards to three cities – Alappuzha, Panaji and Mysuru
• CSE’s book on solid waste management in Indian cities, Not in my backyard, released by Minister M Venkaiah Naidu

• CSE has rated Indian cities on their management of solid waste;...
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India should self sufficient to ensure food security
New Delhi: The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh said that country has been self dependent in respect of wheat and rice. However, the real challenge which we have...
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Govt approved more facilities for Long term Visa holders
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the following facilities being extended to persons from Minority communities of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan,...
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Golden Opportunity for Investors to Invest in India
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways & Shipping Nitin Gadkari has called upon investors in the United States to invest in India, saying it is a golden opportunity for them, with the...
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Marine Commandos get a new Base at Visakhapatnam
Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff commissioned the Marine Commandos Unit as ‘INS Karna’ in a solemn ceremony held at the Naval Base at Bheemunipatanam. Vice Admiral...
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Doubling of Farmers’ Income by 2022 - Agriculture loan process should be easier
The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh has asked NABARD to make its agriculture loan process easier along with its banking facilities so that they can grant the...
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Vijayawada - Dharmavaram Express to be launched on Monday
Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu will flag off a new Tri-Weekly Express train between Vijayawada Dharmavaram through remote video link from New Delhi at a function to be held at...
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Russia’s resources and AP’s IT can be an excellent combination: CM
Highlights of the meeting with Russian Prime Minister

• CM extends invitation to Russian Prime Minister
• PM agreed in principle and asks his minister to work out...
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Gajapathi Raju Reviews Air India Operations
The Minister for Civil Aviation, Ashok Gajapathi Raju held a meeting review the functioning of Air India. During a presentation made by Air India, the CMD, Ashwini Lohani explained the initiatives...
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Where do Women stand in India - World Population Day – 11th July
By Anil Kumar Boni

Ancient India known for its traditions and cultures that respect Women as Goddess, where as in Technological India status of Women is subjected to constant...
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Improving Night Schools and Zilla Parishad Schools is our priority – Javadekar
Close on the heels of assuming charge as the Human Resources Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar on Saturday evening paid a visit to the Gopal Krishna Gokhale Night School in Dadar, Mumbai and...
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Centre has Clear Road Map and Vision for Agricultural Development and Welfare of Farmers
The Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh inaugurated two-day Conference on “Innovations in Agricultural Mechanization – Development of linkage among R&D Institutes...
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Air Conditioned Coach developed for DEMU Train
Indian Railways has developed the first ever air conditioned coach (car)for its DEMU trains. Till now the existing DEMU trains consisted only of non-air conditioned coaches. The first ever AC coach...
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Venkaiah Naidu assumes charge as Minister of Information & Broadcasting
Venkaiah Naidu said that the Government’s mission would be to enable public communication for the development of the country and the community. He stated this after assuming charge as Minister of...
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Smriti Zubin Irani takes charge as Union Textiles Minister
Smriti Zubin Irani took over as the new Union Textiles Minister today. Irani was serving as the Union Minister for Human Resource Development before taking over as the Union Textiles...
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Rajnath Singh releases illustrative book “Ayodhya ke Shoorvir”
The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh released an illustrative book of Central Reserve Police Force titled “Ayodhya ke Shoorvir” in New Delhi today. The book depicts the saga of valour of CRPF...
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Minister of Mines Narender Singh Tomar launches - “National Mineral Exploration Policy”
It is a consensus amongst geoscientists that India is endowed with large mineral resource and has geological environment for many others on account of similarity of geological set up with...
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India ranks 19th place on World Bank Logistics Performance Index
India has improved its ranking in the World Bank Groups bi-annual "Logistics Performance Index 2016", jumping from 54th in 2014 to 35th in 2016. This was announced by the World Bank Group in its...
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Ministry approves New Subjects in Agriculture Courses
Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued necessary instructions for the entrepreneurship of agriculture graduates while putting emphasis on agricultural education for the upliftment of agriculture...
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Twelve Indian students selected for NASA competition
New Delhi : Twelve Indian students have been selected to participate in the prestigious “International Space Settlement Design Competition” (ISSDC) at NASA (National Aeronautics and Space...
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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim meets PM
The President of the World Bank, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, called on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi today.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister expressed happiness at the World Bank’s...
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92% Sugarcane dues paid to farmers
During the current Sugar Season 2015-16, about 230 million MT of sugarcane was procured from the farmers by the sugar mills across the country. Out of the total cane price dues payable of Rs.52,...
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PM’s interaction through PRAGATI - PM calls for more effective redressal of Consumer Grievances
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today chaired his thirteenth interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.

In...
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Online webportal for updates of Sand Mining
A new web portal has been launched for online submission and monitoring of environmental approvals for mining of sand and minor minerals. Launching the web portal at a workshop on mining of sand...
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Meeting on Occupational Safety and Health
Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is an area that is gaining increasing importance in all the countries of South Asia. A number of countries are moving forward the process towards the...
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National Action Plan 2020 for Fisheries in North-East States
The Secretary for Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Devendra Chaudhary yesterday reviewed the preparations for the National Action Plan 2020 for...
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3700 Crores Require to Implement National Action Plan for Bovine Breeding
The Secretary for Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Devendra Chaudhary discussed the National Action Plan for bovine breeding with the all States at...
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AP inks MoU to develop International Industrial Park -Investments to a tune of US $ 6.4 Billion
The Andhra Pradesh government inked a MoU with China Association of Small and Medium Enterprises and China Small and Medium Investment Group Limited, Beijing for the development of International...
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Convergence based implementation of schemes for urban poor
New Delhi : Reiterating the Government’s top priority of eliminating poverty, Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M.Venkaiah Naidu today urged the commercial banks to shed their...
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Training for women on Fish culture
Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Radha Mohan Singh has inaugurated the 5 days training...
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Government targets 70% employment of urban poor
Four concerned central ministries, state governments, bankers, experts and NGOs will discuss tomorrow ways and means of scaling up skills training and credit flow for self-employment of urban poor...
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Its a study..Not forest policy – Govt clarification on new forest policy
The Ministry of Environemt and Forest given a clarification that a document uploaded on its website as ‘draft National Forest Policy 2016’ a few days ago was actually only a ‘study’ by a...
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MNRE targets Biogas Plants for 1 Lakh Families
With an objective to provide clean gaseous fuel for cooking and organic bio-manure as a by-product, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has allocated to the States /UTs an annual target...
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Steel plant worth Rs 3000 crore
As part of the one to one bilateral meetings, Chandrababu Naidu met executives from Ansteel Engineering Technology Corporation Limited, one of the biggest steel companies in China. Ansteel, a...
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First Anniversary Celebration of Smart Cities
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi attended the first anniversary celebration of the Smart Cities Mission and AMRUT, in Pune on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister...
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Anna Canteens to Serve Food for Poor
AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu launched the First Anna Canteen Saturday at Amaravati, one of the 29 that are to be established in the new capital city region. CBN took the first step to...
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CAG of India Formulates Big Data Management Policy to Meet Future Challenges
CAG Institution in India has taken several initiatives towards use of latest data analytical tools for audit planning & analysis and is also fine tuning its methodology for audit of environmental...
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Environment Ministry to sustain cleanliness campaign in Wildlife Parks, Sanctuaries and Zoos
As part of the effort of the Government to accelerate efforts to achieve total sanitation and cleanliness by 2nd October 2019 under the Swachh Bharat Mission, Swachh Bharat Fortnight is being...
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AP Govt Introduces New Poultry Development Policy 2016 – 2020
Amaravati : Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday announced the Poultry Development Policy 2016-2020, that aims to make Andhra Pradesh as the highest egg and poultry meat producing State in the...
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MPs, MLAs get a say in implementation of urban development schemes
To promote people centric planning and execution of new urban development schemes launched by the Government, Minister of Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu has approved setting up of District...
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India Govt withdrawn Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has decided to withdraw the Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill, 2013, which had been introduced in the Rajya Sabha in August 2013....
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Cabinet approves special package for Textile Exports
The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval for a special package for employment generation and promotion of exports in Textile and Apparel sector. ...
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PSLV-C34 Successfully Launches 20 Satellites in a Single Flight
In its thirty sixth flight (PSLV-C34), ISROs Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 727.5 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 19 co-passenger satellites today morning from...
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India Banned use of Potassium Bromate as food addive
The Central government yesterday banned use of potassium bromate as a food additive following a CSE study that found its presence in bread as causing cancer. The Food Safety Standards Authority of...
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Radical changes in FDI policy regime Most sectors on automatic route for FDI
The Union Government has radically liberalized the FDI regime today, with the objective of providing major impetus to employment and job creation in India. The decision was taken at a high-level...
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International Day of Yoga to be celebrated in a big way in Delhi
The Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India and the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) are all set to organize the 2nd International Yoga Day on June 21, 2016 at Connaught Place, New Delhi and its...
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Non Resident Indians (NRIs) can now join to NPS online eNPS
NRIs have a pivotal role to play in the Indian economy. India has the second-largest Diaspora in the world, with around 29 million people living in over 200 countries and out of these 25% live in...
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Power Minister Appeals for electrifying all households in the country
The Union Minister for Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal has said that his Ministry is committed to ensuring that every household is electrified and all farmers in the country get...
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PM addresses tax administrators at Rajasva Gyan Sangam
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today addressed tax administrators at the Rajasva Gyan Sangam. This is the first time that the two revenue boards – the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT),...
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Study of Palaeochannel deposits are valuable from ground water point of view
Palaeochannels evoke interest in view of its geological/ tectonic history, sediment domain and ground water prospects. Palaeochannel deposits are unconsolidated fluvial sediments, often coarse...
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Indian Railway using Facebook,Twitter for Redressal of Grievance
With the ever increasing use of Social Media and its impact in the day to day life of public, it has become a preferred medium for people to interact with large organizations world over. In this...
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IPS Officer Dead under Mysterious Circumstance
ASP (Paderu) K Sasi Kumar, 2012 batch IPS officer, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver at his residence cum office at Paderu in Vizag Agency on Thursday...
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Highlights of New Civil Aviation Policy
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for the Civil Aviation Policy. This is the first time since Independence that an integrated Civil Aviation...
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Water 4Crops Review and Planning Meeting
Minister of State for the Ministry of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Y.S. Chowdary, today chaired the inaugural session of the Review and Planning Meeting on the completion of 4 years of...
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Use technology for better coverage of welfare schemes
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu called for leveraging technology for total and successful coverage of beneficiaries under welfare programmes. Usage of technology and online...
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Procurement of Rabi pulses reaches to 64,000 MT- Further import of 12,500 MT pulses ordered
Procurement of Rabi pulses has reached to 64,000 MT as on June 13, 2016. Thus together with earlier procurement of 51,000 MT of Kharif, total domestic procurement of pulses by government agencies...
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Gist of the Recommendations of the Group of Ministers on Road Safety
The GoM constituted by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways to recommend measures to make road travel in the country safe, convenient and seamless held its third meeting in Dharamshala...
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AP to add 2.05 lakh additional streetlights !
As many as 3.45 lakh LED streetlights have already been installed in Andhra Pradesh and the government is looking at a target of 5.5 lakh such streetlights with the aim to save energy to the...
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Two Day Conference of States Power Ministers to be held on 16th & 17th in Goa
A two day conference of Power, Renewable Energy & Mines Ministers of States & Union Territories will be held on 16th & 17th of this month in Goa. The Conference will be inaugurated by Piyush Goyal,...
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Krishna Pushkaram’ to be a memorable event
Since Krishna Pushkarams are 50 days away, the Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu ordered for completion of all pending works on a war footing with no compromise on quality.

Chief...
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I&B Ministry frames New Print Media Advertisement policy - Policy to focus on Transparency & Equity in release of Government ads
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has framed a New Print Media Advertisement Policy for Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity (DAVP) with the objective to promote transparency and...
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New Central Port Authorities Act- 2016’ to replace the old Port Trust Act
The Ministry of Shipping has prepared a draft bill ‘The Central Port Authorities Act’ 2016 ’ to replace the ‘Major Port Trust Act, 1963’. This step is being taken keeping in view the need...
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SHG women to work as bank correspondents, from July 1st on a pilot basis
The Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said that the annual credit plan should not be a mere act but bankers should work towards fast and honest implementation to achieve financial targets at...
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Andhra Pradesh approves annual credit plan with Rs 1,65,538 crore
The Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu unveiled the state credit Plan with a total outlay of Rs 1, 65,538 crores at the 94th State Level Bankers’ Committee meeting in Vijayawada today....
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Haleem Season Begins..
It has been over two years since the division of the state and animosity between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments is at a high level, but there is no love lost in Vizag, Vijayawada and few...
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Mango festival launched in Vizag
It’s a rare chance for Vizagties to taste and buy carbide-free variety of mangoeos with the three-day Mango Festival (Mamidi Mela) at MVP Rythu Bazar in city launched today and continue...
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As we complete two years of our government, our aims get bigger
The Andhra Pradesh government completes two years in office today. On the occasion of Mahasankalpam the Chief Minister held a teleconference today wherein he said, the Government of Andhra Pradesh...
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Vizag Police Receive Complaint through Whatsapp
Visakha District rural police have gone tech-savvy to maintain law and order and tackle crime in Vizag rural areas. A common WhatsApp account has been opened and monitored round the clock by a...
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Civil Society engagement for Disaster Risk Reduction
In its efforts to engage with the civil society to enhance disaster preparedness, mitigation and response measures at the community level, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) met...
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The World in 2050 - A Book Release by Piyush Goyal
Minister for Power Piyush Goyal released a book titled ‘The World in 2050- Striving for a More Just, Prosperous and Harmonious Global Community written by Harinder S. Kohli here today. While...
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India-US Joint Statement during the PM Modi Visit
The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the President of the United States of America Barack Obama met today in the White House during an official working visit of Prime Minister Modi to the...
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Andhra Pradesh heading in the right direction, Centre will extend full cooperation: Smriti Irani
Centre will ensure setting up of central and tribal universities in the state as specified in the State Reorganization Act, assured the Union Minister for Human Resources Development Smriti Irani...
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Poverty Free State is our aim: CM
To win over poverty is the objective of our government, and we are targeting to ensure a minimum monthly income of Rs. 10,000 to every household in the state, said the Chief Minister in a...
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Every woman to be an e-literate
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu expressed happiness with the increased participation of the people in the day to day governance. He further emphasized that awareness on the ongoing state and...
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Workshop for Women Jounralists
Around 250 journalists from 30 States/UTs across the country, representing 120 media organizations came together on a single platform at the first ever ‘All India Women Journalists’ Workshop’...
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Suresh Prabhu launches Tiger Express train on the World Environment Day
In terms of Budget Announcement 2016-17, Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagged off the inaugural run of the Tiger Trail Circuit Train from Delhi Safdarjung Station. Suresh Prabhu who...
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Environment Ministry to create ‘urban forests’ in 200 cities to increase green cover
On the World Environment Day, the Union Minister for Environment and Forests, Prakash Javadekar has highlighted the need for increasing the green cover and protecting wildlife.

“Urban...
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Welfare programmes to reach the last mile: CM
In a teleconference this morning, the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu expressed anguish over the opposition party fostering a negative mindset in the people. Such acts he said will lead to those...
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Railway zone for AP under consideration - Andhra Pradesh to become freight corridor.
The bifurcation act specifies a separate railway zone for Andhra Pradesh and there is a need to take it up on priority basis, appealed the Chief Minister to the Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu who...
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Greenery Is Not Green ! - Boni Anil Kumar
“Environmental Day is an initiative by UNEP in 1972 to create a global platform to protect Mother Earth from Man Made Activities and to present it in a safer way to the future...
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Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2016
Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination 2016 all over India on 26th June, 2016 (Sunday). The Commission has uploaded...
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100 iconic places to be cleaned up under Swachh Bharat Mission
Under the Swachh Bharat Mission, it has been decided to undertake a special clean-up initiative focused on 100 iconic heritage, spiritual and cultural places in the country. The list of these 100...
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No backing away till desired results are achieved: CM
Today, we are at a crucial juncture in the history of Andhra Pradesh. We need to work together with commitment. Only through hard work and dedication we will achieve the desired results said the...
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Atrocities against the SCs should be curbed
This is need of the hour that all the States and UTs should tackle the incidents of atrocities against Scheduled Castes but also ensure the perpetrators are brought to book expeditiously and the ...
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CPWD gives up old construction methods
Government’s construction major, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) will henceforth, adopt modern Monolithic construction technology for all major projects of Rs.100 cr and above each,...
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First Meeting of Governing Council of National Skill Development Mission (NSDM)
The first meeting of the Governing Council of the National Skill Development Mission (NSDM) was held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi on 2 June 2016....
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Three women Maoists surrendered in AP
Visakhapatnam : Three women Maoists, including a commander, carrying a cash reward of Rs four lakh on her head and involved in over 30 offences surrendered before the Vizag rural cops on Wednesday...
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Fire Accident at CAD Pulgaon
There has been a fire accident in the Central Ammunition Depot at Pulgaon wherein fire broke out in the depot in the early hours of the morning today.

CAD, Pulgaon is located at about...
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New Rules in Railway: 50% Refund amount on Tatkal cancellation
New Delhi : Effective on July 1st , the Indian Railways will have many changes in its existing rules and regulations that will benefit of passengers. The main highlight of these changes are refund...
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Lavanya’s death is not a Murder : Vizag Police
Visakhapatnam : Conclusion to all allegations and assumptions in the alleged homicide case, in which a woman Moturu Lavanya (29) was killed, Visakhapatnam Police Commissioner T Yoganand made it...
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PM Reviewed the Progress in Infrastructure Sectors of Railways and Roads
In the course of the review of the Railways sector, it was noted that the capital investment in 2015-16 was over Rs. 93,000 crore, which represents a massive increase of 65 per cent over the...
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Maneka Gandhi releases Draft ‘Trafficking - Rehabilitation Bill- 2016’
The Minister of Women & Child Development Maneka Sanjay Gandhi released the draft “Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016” in New Delhi today...
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Agriculture Minister Direct Dialogue with the People,Through Face Book
Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh has said that future of agriculture in India is great and people are very much hopeful about it.The Minister stated this after...
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Centre asks States to prevent diversion of 14th Finance Commission Grants
New Delhi : Central Government has asked the State Governments to prevent diversion and misuse of 14th Finance Commission (FFC) Grants meant for Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and ensure their...
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Prime Minister website goes Multi-lingual
The Official Website of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Office, www.pmindia.gov.in is now multi-lingual. The website can now be accessed in six regional languages namely Telugu, Bengali,...
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Petroleum Minister Launches Website of IIPE Visakhapatnam
The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan launched the website of Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy (IIPE), Visakhapatnam (www.iipe.ac.in).

As per...
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Outing turns tragic, three students drowned in waters
Visakhapatnam, May 27: Three children drowned in the waters while they were bathing in the waterfalls at Arakuvalley area in Vizag Agency on Friday. The deceased were identified as S Haritha (9),...
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AP Govt signed 66 MoUs worth Rs.5999 Crores
The Chief Minister Chanrdababu asked the district Collectors to take proactive steps to promote investment friendly culture in the state. Chief Secretary suggested for conducting lab sessions on...
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National Capital Goods Policy
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for National Capital Goods Policy. This is first ever policy for Capital Goods sector with a clear objective of...
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PM’s interaction through PRAGATI
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today chaired his twelfth interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.

The...
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National Meet on Mining Sector on 27th at Jaipur
A national meeting of the Ministers in-charge of Mining Department of all State Governments has been convened under the Chairmanship of the Union Minister of Mines Narendra Singh Tomar in Jaipur on...
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AP Collectors’ Conference on sustaining inclusive double- digit growth
To sustain the momentum of inclusive double digit growth rate, the Andhra Pradesh Government is organising a two-day Collectors’ Conference on the 25th and 26th of May, 2016 at Vijayawada. The...
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13 more smart cities, Water taps to all urban households by 2019
Central Government today announced 13 more smart cities from as many States. Lucknow topped the list of winners of the Fast Track competition conducted for 23 cities from as many States and...
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‘Focus Over the Next Three Years will be on Compliance of Laws’: Javadekar
New Delhi : The Government has said that its focus over the next three years will be on compliance of rules and laws. Addressing a press conference here today on the new initiatives and efforts...
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‘City Square’ at Swaraj Maidan
The Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu approved the ‘City Square’ design presented by GICC, China in a meeting held with GICC delegates. The ‘City Square’ will be built in the existing PWD...
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Modi visit to Iran
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will begin his two day official visit to Iran. In a series of tweets on his Twitter Account, the Prime Minister said:

"I am looking forward to my...
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PM offers prayers, addresses gathering at Bhai Ganga Singh Sabha Gurudwara, Tehran
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, paid respects to the Guru Granth Sahib at the Bhai Ganga Singh Sabha Gurudwara, shortly after arriving in Tehran this evening.

He was presented with a...
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NGO leaders meet CM
The Chief Minister told leaders of employee JAC that he would examine the matter of extending the recommendations of PRC to benefit the employees of PSU’s as well. If need be, a committee of a...
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Krishna Godavari confluence to be made a tourism spot
The confluence of Krishna- Godavari near Ibrahimpatnam will be developed into a tourist spot said the Chief Minister in a Pushkaram review meeting. Aquatic icon in the shape of a dolphin was...
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100 more ‘Mee Seva’ services in addition to 329
Utilise technology to provide efficient and speedy services to the people, said the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu at a review meeting with IT Department officials.

He instructed...
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China Company to Invest in Aqua Sector
Aqua Sector, one of the most promising subsectors of Agriculture in Andhra Pradesh is attracting investments worldwide. China`s Golian Company has shown interest for huge investments in aqua sector...
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Government committed to reduce pollution : Javadekar
New Delhi : Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, has said that the Government has taken pollution seriously. He expressed the government’s commitment to reduce...
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PM Reviewed the issues of 17 drought-affected States – Agriculture Minister
New Delhi : Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Radha Mohan Singh appealed to the drought-affected states that they take immediate steps to fight drought and review it on week to week basis. ...
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Logistic issues in NEET implementation
New Delhi : “Most States are in favour of NEET in- principle. However, some States have expressed that there are some logistic issues that are impeding its implementation, and therefore they have...
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2891 Kilos Gold Collected under GMS Scheme
Finance Ministry reviews the progress of Gold related Schemes; Total gold collected under Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS) is 2891 kgs; Banks asked to put concerted efforts to mobilize more gold...
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15 day Swachh Office drive launched across the country
New Delhi : A 15-day special ‘Swachh Office Drive’ for ensuring cleanliness at all Government offices across the country has been launched Monday as a intensive thematic campaign under Swachh...
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Dairy provides livelihood to 60 million farmers in India
Livelihood of 60 million rural households depend upon dairy sector in India. Out of this, two third are small, marginal and landless labourers, said Radha Mohan Singh, Union Agriculture and...
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Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Launched in Three States
The Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was launched for the three states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in Dahod Yesterday. Chief Minister of Gujarat, Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister of...
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The Income Declaration Scheme 2016 to open from 1st June 2016.
The Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 incorporated as Chapter IX of the Finance Act 2016 provides an opportunity to all persons who have not declared income correctly in earlier years to come forward...
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India and WHO sign a landmark agreement for Global promotion of Traditional Medicines
Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India and the World Health Organization (WHO) have signed an historic Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) for cooperation on promoting the quality, safety and...
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Konatala Letter to CM on Vizag Water issues !
Ex Minister Konatala Ramakrishna written a detailed letter to Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Visakhapatnam Drinking Issues and He shared full letter with Kostalekha...
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Navy wife-swapping case: SC Directed Kerala Police for SIT
The Supreme Court directed the Kerala Police Officere to comprise a special investigation team (SIT) headed by Deputy Inspector General Rank Officer to probe wife-swapping and sexual abuse...
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Foodgrains worth Rs10, 000 crore better targeted with computerisation of PDS-Ram Vilas Paswan
In order to make PDS system totally transparent, the Government is implementing End-to-end Computerisation of TPDS Operations. As a result a large number of bogus ration cards have been eliminated...
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Contribution of nursing professionals critical in achievement of nation’s healthcare goals, says President
New Delhi : The President of India,Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Florence Nightingale Awards to nursing personnel today on the occasion of International Nurses Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan....
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Skill Development for Poor in Backward Districts
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy has said that there are over 18 Central Ministries/Departments including Ministry of Skill...
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Check On Prices of Meals In Trains
A Committee, headed by Chief Commercial Manager/Central Railway, Shri R.D. Sharma, was set up to consider the recommendations of Dr. Sreedharan Committee’s Report to handover catering to Indian...
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PM Modi reviews progress of Aadhar and Direct Benefit Transfer programmes
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, reviewed the progress of Aadhar and Direct Benefit Transfer programmes at a high level meeting on Monday.

In the course of the two hour meeting, the...
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Outer ring road for Amaravati
In a review meeting with Roads and Buildings Department on Sunday, Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu instructed the officials to prepare the plan for the construction of outer ring road around...
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Transparency has been Brought in to the ADIP Scheme : GEHLOT
Thaawarchand Gehlot said that the central government has brought transparency to the Assistance to Disabled Persons Scheme ( ADIP )Scheme and the massive response and success of the scheme has...
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Blue Revolution : Central Scheme for Fishermen Welfare
The Government has approved a restructured Central Sector Scheme (CSS) namely ‘Blue Revolution: Integrated Development and Management of Fisheries’ with ‘National Scheme of Welfare of...
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Rs 86,000 Crores investments gain for Promoting Renewable Energy
New Delhi : Most of the investment in renewable energy come from private sector. Total estimated investment in renewable energy power projects during last three years is around Rs. 86,000 crore. As...
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Journey of Mercury over sun on May 9
Just in few days, on Monday, May 9, sky watchers on Earth will be able to see Mercury make its way across the surface of the sun. The so-called transit of Mercury occurs only about 13 times every...
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Steps taken by Central for Conservation of Medicinal Plants
National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), Ministry of AYUSH has been implementing many Schemes for overall development of the Medicinal Plants sector throughout the country. Minister of State...
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Aadhaar downloads cross 40 crore mark
The number of people downloading Aadhaar on the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) website is on the rise with the number of average downloads per day of Aadhaar at 6 lakh. As on...
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Increasing the erosion of coastlines
As per data base compiled by the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) in the year of 2005, around 23% of the Indian coastline is affected by varying degrees of erosion. A Shoreline Change Atlas...
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Cabinet Secretary calls for Integrated Action Plan to tackle drought in All States
The Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha today directed all the Ministries dealing with the drought situation to release additional funds to the States as soon as the Finance Bill gets approved, as the onset...
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MoEF has taken Uttarakhand Fire Seriously : Javadekar
The Government has taken the forest fire in Uttarakhand seriously. Making a statement here today, Minister Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar, said that Rs. 5 crore has...
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Modi Launches eco-friendly E-boats in Varanasi
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, launched the environment friendly E-Boats at Assi Ghat, in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasion Sunday.

The Prime Minister interacted with boatmen,...
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PM Narendra Modi launches Ujjwala Yojana
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Ballia on Sunday. The scheme aims to provide cooking gas connections to five crore below-poverty-line beneficiaries...
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Kidnapped Anakapalle boy found murdered
Anakapalle, May 1 : 8-year-old boy Konathala Uday, who was kidnapped on Friday near his residence, Gavarapalem at Anakapalle in Vizag district was found murdered and the body of the boy was found...
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Encouraging Organic Farming : Agriculture Ministry
Government is promoting organic farming across the country under various Central Sector Schemes viz. National Mission of Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana...
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Central clarified on Agusta issue
In the matter pertaining to acquisition of Agusta Westland helicopters, the undisputed central issue that stands out is corruption, especially bribery. Any other line of assumption, approach and...
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Increasing trend in number of juveniles
According to National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), Ministry of Home Affairs, the number of juveniles apprehended for various offences including heinous offences under Indian Penal Code (IPC) and...
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Biomax Fire Accident - A lesson learned from ill-equipped industries
by Anand Raju Mudunuri
In recent years it have been reported that 35 persons were killed, over 60 others were injured in 50 industrial accidents, out of which over 70 per...
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India successfully places IRNSS-1G into orbit
Today The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully put its seventh satellite of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) constellation, IRNSS-1G into the orbit. With todays...
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65 Million People with diabetes in India – IDF Survey
As per International Diabetes Federation (IDF), estimated number of people with diabetes (20-79 years) in India are 65.0 million, 66.8 million and 69.1 million in 2013, 2014 & 2015 respectively. ...
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66 lakh bogus ration cards deleted after digitization of cards
Government is perusing ‘End-to-end Computerization of TPDS Operations’ which comprises of activities namely, digitization of ration cards/beneficiary and other databases, computerization of...
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Common Man has the Highest Level of Trust in the Judiciary – PM Narendra Modi
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, addressed the Joint Conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices, in New Delhi, today. The Prime Minister mentioned the high level of trust that the common...
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AP Minister Ayyanna Patrudu Recieved National PR Award from PM Modi
Jamshedpur: Andhra Pradesh Minister for Panchayat Raj, Rural and Water Supply Chintakayala Ayyanna Patrudu received the devolution index award from Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the National...
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Centre provides subsidy of Rs 25 crores to contain prices of pulses
Centre has decided to provide subsidy on Tur and Urad for distribution of pulses by States at retail price of not more than Rs.120 per kg. For this, unmilled Tur dal is being allocated @ Rs.66 per...
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Developed World must take Enhanced Targets for 2016-2020 on Climate Justice : Environment Minister Javadekar
The Paris Agreement has been signed by 171 countries in New York yesterday. Speaking at the High-Level Signing ceremony at UN General Assembly, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of...
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Andhra Pradesh selected for National Panchayat Raj awards
Amaravathi : Andhra Pradesh has been selected to receive national awards from the Centre for successfully implementing measures to strengthen panchayats. Minister for Panchayat Raj, Rural and Water...
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Gang enmity turns new twist in Vizag, Crew arrested, risky weapons seized
Visakhapatnam, April 21 : The gang enmity between two groups in Visakhapatnam City has been worrying the cops as new members joining in the gangs and the procurement of treacherous weapons to...
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PM Modi exhorts civil servants to become “Agents of Change”
New Delhi, April 21 : The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today exhorted civil servants to become “agents of change” in their respective organizations and departments. Addressing civil servants...
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Three Maoists surrendered in Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam, April 21 : Three Maoists who quit the party recently and were in hiding, surrendered to the Visakhapatnam rural police here on Thursday.The Maoists including a woman area committee...
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Maneka Gandhi Launched The Beti Padho Scheme in additional 61 Districts Nationwide !
Minister for Women and Child Development Smt Maneka Gandhi formally launched the Beti Bachao, Beti Padho scheme in additional 61 districts in India . The Scheme launched by the Ministry at a...
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