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Andhra train women Subhadra Vahini

Andhra: Safer train rides for women with ‘Subhadra Vahini’

 In a unique initiative to give a boost to women security, the Visakhapatnam railway station of Waltair Division, East Coast Railway, has launched an all-female group of railway personnel, named Subhadra Vahini, who will assist lady passengers subjected to inconveniences. Started on Monday, Subhadra Vahini is a group of 32 railway personnel comprising 16 from the

50 suicides in 60 days: Dark reality of coaching centres

50 suicides in 60 days: Dark reality of coaching centres

50 suicides in 60 days: Students from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have been consistently among the toppers securing seats in IITs and other national institutes. But this success story hides another reality — the trauma and silent suffering of thousands of youth who are forced into a system.The recent number of suicides by students enrolled

5 lakh trucks go off roads in Telangana, Andhra

Hyderabad/Vijayawada: Over five lakh trucks went off the roads in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as part of an indefinite strike by transporters which began on Thursday in the two states. The lorry owners’ associations in both states said the members suspended transportation services from 6 a.m. in accordance with the decision taken by the South

Andhra shutdown over special status hit normal life

Vijayawada: The day-long Andhra Pradesh shutdown called by the opposition parties on Saturday to protest denial of special category status to the state hit the normal life and led to large-scale arrests of protesters. Public transport was affected in all the 13 districts as activists of Yuvajana, Shramika, Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP), Communist Party of

Sindhu leaves for Vijayawada, to be felicitated by Andhra

Hyderabad/Vijayawada: Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu on Tuesday left for Vijayawada where the Andhra Pradesh government will felicitate her at a civic reception. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will present her a Rs 3 crore cheque. Naidu had announced a thousand square feet of residential plot in Amaravati for Sindhu. A special aircraft carrying the

Four of a family commit suicide in Andhra

Vijayawada: Four members of a family committed suicide in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool district on Sunday, police said. Ramprasad, 38, his wife Satyavati, 35, and their children, Vijaykumar, 12, and Shobha Rani, 10, ended their lives by consuming poison near Prathmanandi temple in Nandyal town. The devotees coming to the temple saw the four lying on

Andhra, Telangana criticised for funding river fest

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments have come under flak from rationalists and atheists for spending public funds on ongoing Krishna Pushkaralu river festival. They alleged that the governments in both the Telugu states were acting against the Constitution and promoting superstitions by spending people’s money on the 12-day festival. While Andhra Pradesh is