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NGT clears hurdles for construction of new Andhra capital

NGT clears hurdles for construction of new Andhra capital

Clearing the hurdles in the construction of Andhra Pradesh’s new state capital Amaravati, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday refused to set aside the environmental clearance. It permitted the state government to go ahead with the work on the new capital, while complying with the stipulations laid down by …

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Andhra seeks Gates’ help in agriculture, health

Andhra seeks Gates' help in agriculture, health

Andhra Pradesh has sought the cooperation of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in areas of agriculture, nutrition, health and sanitation. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu made the request during a meeting with Microsoft founder and Co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates. During the meeting, Naidu briefed …

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Bill Gates recalls first meeting with Naidu 20 years ago

Bill Gates recalls first meeting with Naidu 20 years ago

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates on Friday said he was really excited at meeting Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu for the first time over 20 years ago. Addressing the valedictory of the three-day AP AgTech Summit 2017, the Co-Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recalled his meeting with …

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Run agriculture like business to transform economy: Bill Gates

Run agriculture like business to transform economy: Bill Gates

Microsoft Co-founder and Co-Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, on Friday called for running the agriculture sector like business, saying this will be a key element in the recipe for India’s economic transformation. He underlined the need for a shift in agriculture from the one based merely …

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CANEUS to set up CoE on space technologies in Andhra

CANEUS to set up CoE on space technologies in Andhra

CANEUS International, a Canadian non-profit organisation, will establish a Centre of Excellence on Space Sciences and Technologies for Development at Hindupur in Andhra Pradesh. (“CANEUS to set up CoE on space technologies in Andhra”) A tripartite agreement for setting up the facility was signed on Thursday with the Andhra Pradesh …

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Andhra Pradesh AgTech Summit

Andhra Pradesh AgTech Summit

Inaugurating three-day Andhra Pradesh AgTech Summit at the APIIC grounds here, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu said the curbs on movement of food grains must go. (“Andhra Pradesh AgTech Summit”) “The main concern of the farmers today is getting remunerative price for their produce.” The goal could be achieved by ensuring access …

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Kamal congratulates Rajinikanth for winning NTR Award

Kamal congratulates Rajinikanth for winning NTR Award

 Tamil movie icon Kamal Haasan has congratulated superstar Rajinikanth for bagging the NTR National Film Awards for 2014, 2015 and 2016. (“Kamal congratulates Rajinikanth for winning NTR Award”) Kamal on Tuesday took to Twitter and thanked the Andhra Pradesh government, who on Tuesday announced the Nandi state film award winners …

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Andhra’s Araku Valley to host Hot Air Balloon Festival

Andhra's Araku Valley to host Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Araku valley near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh is all set to host the first edition of its Hot Air Balloon Festival. Starting Tuesday, the three-day-long event will see participation from the US, Switzerland, Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan, among the 13 participating countries. (“Andhra’s Araku Valley to host Hot Air …

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Woman dies of shock over daughter’s death in boat tragedy

The boat capsize in Krishna river on Sunday caused a double tragedy to a family in Andhra Pradesh as a woman died of shock on seeing the body of her daughter. (“Woman dies of shock over daughter’s death in boat tragedy”) Lakshmi Kantham, who was in a state of shock …

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Toll in Andhra boat tragedy rises to 19

Toll in Andhra boat tragedy rises to 19

The death toll in Sunday’s boat capsize in Andhra Pradesh’s Krishna district rose to 19 as three more bodies were recovered from Krishna river on Monday, police said. (“Toll in Andhra boat tragedy rises to 19”) The search was on for two missing persons. The overloaded boat of a private …

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