Metropolis in Andhra Pradesh, India

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Visakhapatnam: Metropolis in Andhra Pradesh, India
Visakhapatnam is the executive capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is also the most populated and largest city of Andhra Pradesh. It lies between the Eastern Ghats and the coast of the Bay of Bengal. It is the third largest city in the east coast of India after Chennai and Kolkata and the fourth largest city in South India. It is one of the four smart cities of Andhra Pradesh selected under Smart Cities Mission. Serving as the headquarters of its eponymous district, it is the most populous city in the state. With an estimated output of $43.5 billion, the city is the ninth largest contributor to India's overall gross domestic product as of 2016. Visakhapatnam serves as the headquarters for the Eastern Naval Command.


COVID-19: Indian Navy vaccinated [Video]

COVID-19: Indian Navy vaccinated

As the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive began on January 16, Indian Navy officers received their first shot in Visakhapatnam. Navy officers cherished the historical moment. A total of 1,91,181..

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4-day long Pongal celebrations begin in Visakhapatnam [Video]

4-day long Pongal celebrations begin in Visakhapatnam

Locals in Visakhapatnam celebrated 'Bhogi' festival on January 12. They gathered to light bonfires to burn their old belongings. Locals danced around the bonfire to celebrate the joyous occasion...

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Bangladeshi cargo vessel 'MV Maa' likely to be converted into restaurant at Visakhapatnam [Video]

Bangladeshi cargo vessel 'MV Maa' likely to be converted into restaurant at Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam administration proposes to convert Bangladeshi vessel 'MV Maa' into a floating restaurant after obtaining statutory clearance and clearance from its owner. 'MV Maa', anchored at Vizag..

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Vizag gas leak: LG Polymers issues official statement, says doing our best to help victims

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Visakhapatnam: Angry villagers protest outside LG Polymers demanding immediate closure

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