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Visakhapatnam: Metropolis in Andhra Pradesh, India
Visakhapatnam is the largest city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, serving as headquarters of the Visakhapatnam district. It lies between the Eastern Ghats and the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The city is set to become the executive capital of Andhra Pradesh once a decentralization bill is enacted the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. It is one of the four smart cities of Andhra Pradesh selected under Smart Cities Mission. It is the most populous city in the state, with a population of 2,035,922 as of 2011, making it the 11th largest city in the country and the fourth most populous in South India. It is also the ninth most populous metropolitan area in India, with a population of 5,018,000. With an output of $43.5.billion, Visakhapatnam is the ninth largest contributor to India's overall gross domestic product as of 2016, and the state headquarters of the Indian Coast Guard.


LG Chemical Plant In India Leaks Again, Evacuation Ensues [Video]

LG Chemical Plant In India Leaks Again, Evacuation Ensues

Toxic gas began leaking once more from a factory owned by LG Chem in southern India’s Visakhapatnam early on Friday. At least 11 people were killed following the first leak from the LG Polymers..

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Eight killed by chemical gas leak from Indian industrial plant [Video]

Eight killed by chemical gas leak from Indian industrial plant

At least eight people have been killed after a chemical gas leaked from an industrial plant in southern India. The dead included an eight-year-old girl, and nearly 1,000 people suffered breathing..

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Protesting migrant workers in Visakhapatnam demand salary for April month amid lockdown [Video]

Protesting migrant workers in Visakhapatnam demand salary for April month amid lockdown

In wake of coronavirus pandemic, large number of migrant workers staged protest in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam on May 06 demanding salary for the April month. They also demanded to go back to their..

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Carry umbrella, wear mask to buy liquor in Visakhapatnam [Video]

Carry umbrella, wear mask to buy liquor in Visakhapatnam

Witnessing chaos at liquor stores across country after reopening, police in Visakhapatnam took a step to ensure social distancing amid COVID-19 outbreak. Umbrellas and masks have been made mandatory..

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Watch: Armed forces pay aerial salute to corona fighters [Video]

Watch: Armed forces pay aerial salute to corona fighters

Armed forces showered flower petals at the hospitals across the nation to salute coronavirus fighters on May 03. IAF organised flypast to honour COVID-19 warriors who are treating patients selflessly..

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