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The victim’s mother told the police that Gutti Rajesh had been stalking her daughter for quite some time and was forcing the 18-year-old to marry him. (Representative Photo @APPOLICE100)

Stalker strangles teenager, sets body on fire in Andhra Pradesh

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 08:39 PM IST
The half-burnt body of the girl was found in an agriculture field at Badanapalli village on the outskirts of Dharmavaram town on Wednesday morning.
The incident happened at Raghavampalli village of Bathalapalli block at around 7 pm. The deceased were identified as Rajasekhar (20), Srinivasulu (40), Sivamma (50), Suri (45) and Vali Saheb (50).(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The incident happened at Raghavampalli village of Bathalapalli block at around 7 pm. The deceased were identified as Rajasekhar (20), Srinivasulu (40), Sivamma (50), Suri (45) and Vali Saheb (50).(HT FILE PHOTO.)

5 killed in accident in Andhra’s Anantapur while trying to rescue another victim

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 04:03 PM IST
This is the second such incident in the Telugu states in the last two weeks. On December 4, a speeding car travelling from Telangana’s Karimnagar to Hyderabad hit the road divider, resulting in the death of three passengers.
Telugu Desam Party leader and former Anantapur MP J C Diwakar Reddy’s family had promoted the Trishul Cement Company which has been accused of irregularities in limestone mining.(File Photo)
Telugu Desam Party leader and former Anantapur MP J C Diwakar Reddy’s family had promoted the Trishul Cement Company which has been accused of irregularities in limestone mining.(File Photo)

Andhra govt threatens to attach properties of cement factory promoted by TDP ex-MP

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 05:58 PM IST
In May, the Andhra Pradesh mining and geology department had slapped a fine of Rs 100 cr Trishul Cement Company for alleged illegal mining of limestone.
In towns of Andhra Pradesh, heavy gales accompanied by intense rain uprooted trees and electric poles blocking traffic at several places, resulting in disruption of power supply. (Image used for representation).(AFP PHOTO.)
In towns of Andhra Pradesh, heavy gales accompanied by intense rain uprooted trees and electric poles blocking traffic at several places, resulting in disruption of power supply. (Image used for representation).(AFP PHOTO.)

Cyclone Nivar: 1 electrocuted, another washed away as heavy rain batters south coastal Andhra

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 05:07 PM IST
The authorities declared holidays for all educational institutions in Nellore, Chittoor, Kadapa and Anantapur districts till Monday.
Narsimha Reddy, who joined the police department in 1991, had worked as inspector of police at Uppal, before being promoted to the rank of ACP only recently and posted at Malkajgiri. (HT Photo)
Narsimha Reddy, who joined the police department in 1991, had worked as inspector of police at Uppal, before being promoted to the rank of ACP only recently and posted at Malkajgiri. (HT Photo)

Telangana cop had Rs 70 crore in illegal wealth, unearth raids

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 03:07 PM IST
During the searches, the authorities detected documents that showed that the police officer owned 55 acres of agricultural lands at Anantapur, four plots measuring 1960 square yards of land near Cyber Towers in Madhapur in Hyderabad, two other house plots, a four-storeyed commercial complex at Hafeezpet and two houses
As many as 8,827 people have recovered in the last 24 hours and the number of recovered patients has gone up to 2,44,045. There are 87,803 active Covid-19 cases in the state.(HT PHOTO.)
As many as 8,827 people have recovered in the last 24 hours and the number of recovered patients has gone up to 2,44,045. There are 87,803 active Covid-19 cases in the state.(HT PHOTO.)

Andhra Pradesh adds 9,544 new Covid-19 patients, state tally soars to over 3.3 lakh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 06:26 PM IST
In Andhra Pradesh, Anantapur, Chittoor, East Godavari, Guntur, Kadapa, Krishna and Kurnool are the worst-hit districts by the Covid-19 pandemic, reporting a large number of positive patients almost daily.
Anantapur has reported 13 positive cases till now, seven of which were recorded on Wednesday alone, including that of four medical professionals. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Anantapur has reported 13 positive cases till now, seven of which were recorded on Wednesday alone, including that of four medical professionals. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

4 medical staff in Andhra’s Anantapur test Covid-19 positive, doctors protest

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 12:49 AM IST
The doctors’ protest comes in the wake of four medical professionals of the same hospital – two doctors and two nurses – testing positive for coronavirus on Wednesday evening.
YSR Congress Party leader Goranthla Madhav kissing a policeman’s boot at a press conference in Hyderabad on Friday.(HT Photo)
YSR Congress Party leader Goranthla Madhav kissing a policeman’s boot at a press conference in Hyderabad on Friday.(HT Photo)

YSRCP MP kisses policeman’s boot, his counter to TDP leader who insulted cop

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 08:12 PM IST
Gorantla Madhav had taken strong exception to the comments of senior TDP leader JC Diwakar Reddy who said he would make the policemen to lick his boots if the TDP came to power again.
Former Anantapur MP J C Diwakar Reddy made these comments while speaking at a meeting of the TDP at Anantapur in the presence of party president and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.(TWITTER.)
Former Anantapur MP J C Diwakar Reddy made these comments while speaking at a meeting of the TDP at Anantapur in the presence of party president and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu.(TWITTER.)

‘Will make cops lick my boots once TDP comes to power’: former MP Diwakar Reddy

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2019 06:51 PM IST
The former MP’s comments evoked strong reactions from the Anantapur district police officers’ association on Thursday. The association threatened to file a defamation case against Reddy and prosecute him, if he did not tender an unconditional apology.
The police faced a strange situation when they rushed to the village on seeing the video footage, as none of the villagers and family members of the girl were willing to lodge a complaint. (Image used for representational purpose only).(Getty Images.)
The police faced a strange situation when they rushed to the village on seeing the video footage, as none of the villagers and family members of the girl were willing to lodge a complaint. (Image used for representational purpose only).(Getty Images.)

In Andhra, 17-year-old Dalit girl thrashed for wanting to marry cousin

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 09:17 AM IST
The incident happened at K P Doddi village of Gummagatta block early this week, but came to light only on Friday, when a video of the “village panchayat” in which village elder Boya Linganna was seen slapping the girl repeatedly, beating her with a stick and kicking her went viral on social media.
The three were identified as Shivarami Reddy, 75, who manages the temple; his sister, Hanumamma, 70, and Satyalakshmi, 71. (Shutterstock representative image)
The three were identified as Shivarami Reddy, 75, who manages the temple; his sister, Hanumamma, 70, and Satyalakshmi, 71. (Shutterstock representative image)

3 people found with slit throats in Andhra temple

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 12:04 AM IST
Anantapur police superintendent B Satya Yesu Babu said the murders could have been committed in the blind belief that the murderers would find treasure by making human sacrifices.
The minibus carrying around 20 passengers was travelling from Kukkanti to Kadiri and collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction at a high speed. (Image for representational purpose only).(HT FILE PHOTO)
The minibus carrying around 20 passengers was travelling from Kukkanti to Kadiri and collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction at a high speed. (Image for representational purpose only).(HT FILE PHOTO)

Seven killed in head-on collision on NH-42 in Anantapur

Hindustan Times, Anantapur | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2019 11:50 PM IST
The police said the accident took place at the Parakuvandlapalli crossroads in Tanakallu block.
An election officer puts an indelible ink mark on the finger of a voter on Thursday, April 11.(PTI)
An election officer puts an indelible ink mark on the finger of a voter on Thursday, April 11.(PTI)

Lok Sabha election 2019: TDP, YSRCP workers clash at polling booths in Andhra, 2 killed

New Delhi | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 12:51 AM IST
TDP worker Siddha Bhaskar Reddy died in clashes with YSRCP activists at Meerapuram village of Tadipatri constituency in the faction-ridden Anantapur district. YSR Congress worker Pulla Reddy, succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at a hospital, the party confirmed.
Gupta, who had come to cast his vote at the polling station in Gutti, was angry with the polling staff over names of Assembly and Parliament constituencies not being displayed properly.(PTI File)
Gupta, who had come to cast his vote at the polling station in Gutti, was angry with the polling staff over names of Assembly and Parliament constituencies not being displayed properly.(PTI File)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Jana Sena candidate Madhusudan Gupta arrested for damaging EVM in Andhra Pradesh

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 09:52 PM IST
Madhusudan Gupta threw the EVM on the floor at a polling station in the Guntakal Assembly constituency of Anantapur district, the police said.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressing an election rally in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.(ANI)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressing an election rally in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.(ANI)

‘An idea that will change India’: Rahul Gandhi hard sells NYAY at Andhra Pradesh rally

Hindustan Times, Vijaywada | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2019 05:05 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi said while Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared a war on the poor and the downtrodden, the Congress would carry out a war on poverty.
The TDP has renominated Kristappa Nimmala to defend Hindurpur constituency.(HT PHOTO)
The TDP has renominated Kristappa Nimmala to defend Hindurpur constituency.(HT PHOTO)
TDP’s sitting MP from Anantapur Lok Sabha constituency, J C Diwakar Reddy, will not contest this time. The TDP has named his son Pavan Reddy as its candidate.(HT PHOTO)
TDP’s sitting MP from Anantapur Lok Sabha constituency, J C Diwakar Reddy, will not contest this time. The TDP has named his son Pavan Reddy as its candidate.(HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Sitting MP’s son to defend Anantapur constituency for TDP in Andhra Pradesh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 01:45 PM IST
The TDP is hoping to retain Anantapur constituency which it has won thrice.
Quinoa is a hardy crop; it now occupies thousands of acres where nothing else would grow. But with no accompanying growth in processing units or retail markets, demand has stayed low. Above right is a quinoa salad and a drink with chia seeds, at Mumbai’s Birdsong café. The market for such foods remains very niche and restricted largely to the four big metros.(HT Photos)
Quinoa is a hardy crop; it now occupies thousands of acres where nothing else would grow. But with no accompanying growth in processing units or retail markets, demand has stayed low. Above right is a quinoa salad and a drink with chia seeds, at Mumbai’s Birdsong café. The market for such foods remains very niche and restricted largely to the four big metros.(HT Photos)

Superfoods: A rollercoaster ride from boom to bust for farmers

Hindustan Times | By Dipanjan Sinha
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 02:32 PM IST
In arid Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan, quinoa seemed like magic beans. There were bumper harvests, big bucks. As acreage grew, prices began to slide. A look at how eager governments caused the boom and bust. Up next: Chia
Dakota military transport aircraft at Hindon air base. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has come up with major plans for Andhra Pradesh to make it a ‘strategic base’.(HT File Photo)
Dakota military transport aircraft at Hindon air base. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has come up with major plans for Andhra Pradesh to make it a ‘strategic base’.(HT File Photo)

Indian Air Force plans to make Andhra a strategic base with an eye on China

Amaravati (AP) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2018 09:03 AM IST
Indian Air Force’s plans to set up a major helicopter training facility, establish a drone manufacturing facility, and a cyber security centre in Andhra Pradesh.
A girl died on the spot while six others, including three children, sustained injuries in the giant wheel crash in Andhra Pradesh.(Video screengrab)
A girl died on the spot while six others, including three children, sustained injuries in the giant wheel crash in Andhra Pradesh.(Video screengrab)

Car of giant wheel comes crashing down in Andhra Pradesh, girl killed

IANS, Vijayawada | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 01:13 PM IST
The incident occurred at a fair in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantapur when a car of the giant wheel came crashing as its bolt gave away, witnesses allege.
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