Center refuses to intervene in blocking of Andhra news channels

Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar today refused to intervene in the alleged blocking of news channels critical of the state government of Andhra Pradesh. The unofficial ban on two news Telugu news channels — TV5 and ABN Andhra Jyothi — in the coastal state, allegedly for being critical of the YSRCP government — has […]

No Museum, Indian Navy decides to scrap INS Virat

The Government of India and Indian Navy have decided to tear down INS Virat, the world’s oldest serving aircraft carrier that carries much sentimental value for not just defence personnel, but defence and naval enthusiasts from across the country. INS Viraat was the flagship of the Indian Navy before INS Vikramaditya was commissioned in 2013. […]

Amaravati to get tallest govt building in India; L&T gets order

Construction major Larsen & Tourbo said it got the order to construct the tallest government building in India at Amaravati, the upcoming capital of Andhra Pradesh. It said the order was part of a contract to build Head of Department office buildings at Amaravati. The buildings will house the headquarters of the various government departments […]

GMR Infra wins contract to build Kakinada commercial port

GMR Infrastructure said its unit Kakinada SEZ Ltd has won the contract to create a greenfield, commercial port in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. The Greenfield Port would be located at around 30 Km North from the city of Kakinada and proposed to be developed as an all-weather, deep draft, multi-cargo port, the infrastructure […]

Amaravati to get Rs 1,400 cr ‘iconic’ bridge; L&T gets the deal

The Andhra Pradesh government seems to be sparing no effort at creating a grand new capital in Amaravati to replace Hyderabad, which it lost to Telangana upon bifurcation. Construction major Larsen & Toubro said the state government has given a Rs 1,387 cr contract to build what it called an ‘iconic’ bridge across river Krishna. […]

Center accepts resignation of TDP ministers, Modi to manage civil aviation

The office of the President of India said it has accepted the resignations of the two ministers from Telugu Desam Party, and that the civil aviation portfolio will be taken over by the Prime Minster. The two ministers, Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Y.S. Chowdary had put in their papers yesterday over demands by Andhra Pradesh […]

L&T wins orders from Mumbai Metro, PM Awas Yojana worth Rs 1,266 cr

Larsen & Toubro said it was awarded a Rs 928-cr contract by a government agency to construct 13,314 flats under the Prime Minister Awas Yojana Scheme. The flats, which will take the shape of 284 towers with four floors each, will be constructed in various locations of Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh, it added. “The scope […]

BEL to invest Rs 300 cr on India’s largest night-vision production facility in AP

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) will set up a advanced night vision products factory spanning over 50 acres at Nimmaluru Village near Machilipatnam in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh by investing Rs 300 cr over a period of 4 years. The advanced night vision products factory at Nimmaluru will enable BEL to expand its electro-optics business […]

Xiaomi’s first factory in India in Andhra Pradesh; victory for Chandrababu

In the tussle with neighboring state Telengana over attracting investments, Andhra Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has managed to win a small battle with the decision of Xiaomi to establish its first manufacturing plant in India at Vishakapatnam. Though an official announcement about Xiaomi’s India manufacturing has not been made yet, the company leaves very little […]

GVK Power & Infrastructure sells power plant to AP Transco

GVK Power & Infrastructure Ltd said it has sold its 217 MW (Phase 1) Power Plant situated at Jegurupadu Village, in Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh to AP Transco, the Andhra Pradesh power transportation utility, as per an agreement. “GVK Industries Ltd has received a notice from the AP Transco stating that they have exercised their […]