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State in southern India

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Andhra Pradesh: State in southern India
Andhra Pradesh is a state in the south-eastern coastal region of India. It is the seventh-largest state by area covering an area of 162,975 km2 (62,925 sq mi) and tenth-most populous state with 49,386,799 inhabitants. It is bordered by Telangana to the north-west, Chhattisgarh to the north, Odisha to the north-east, Tamil Nadu to the south, Karnataka to the west and the Bay of Bengal to the east. It has the second longest coastline in India after Gujarat, of about 974 km (605 mi). Andhra Pradesh is the first state to be formed on a linguistic basis in India on 1 October 1953. Andhra Pradesh was once a major Buddhist pilgrimage site in India and a Buddhist learning center which can be seen in many sites in the state in the form of ruins, chaityas and stupas Andhra Pradesh is also known as the land of the world-famous diamond Koh-i-Noor and many other global known diamonds due to their presence in its Kollur Mine once. It is also known as the "rice bowl of India" for being a major producer of rice in India. Its official language is Telugu; one of the classical languages of India, the fourth most spoken language in India and the 11th-most spoken language in the world.

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'Bhogi' festival: Chandrababu Naidu sets fire to govt orders issued by state govt over farmers [Video]

'Bhogi' festival: Chandrababu Naidu sets fire to govt orders issued by state govt over farmers

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu participated in the celebration of 'Bhogi' festival. He celebrated the festival at Paritala village of Andhra Pradesh's Krishna District on January..

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People celebrate 'Bhogi' festival in Vijayawada, Chennai [Video]

People celebrate 'Bhogi' festival in Vijayawada, Chennai

Endowments Minister of Andhra Pradesh Vellampalli Srinivasa Rao celebrated 'Bhogi' festival in Vijayawada. He celebrated the festival along with family members at his residence on January 13. 'Bhogi'..

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K'taka BJP MP inaugurates flight service between Kalaburagi and Tirupati [Video]

K'taka BJP MP inaugurates flight service between Kalaburagi and Tirupati

Kalaburagi Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP), Dr Umesh G Jadhav inaugurated flight service. He inaugurated the flight service between Karnataka's Kalaburagi and Andhra Pradesh's Tirupati on January..

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Andhra idol desecration incident: Heavy police force deployment in Vizianagaram [Video]

Andhra idol desecration incident: Heavy police force deployment in Vizianagaram

Heavy security forces deployed in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram. The police is deployed in Ramateertham to quell possible protests in connection to idol desecration incident. AP BJP general secretary..

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Minor fire breaks out at Government General Hospital in Andhra Pradesh [Video]

Minor fire breaks out at Government General Hospital in Andhra Pradesh

A minor fire broke out due to short circuit in Government General Hospital in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur on January 07. Fire service men are on spot to douse the flames. No injuries have been reported so..

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Watch: Dry run of Covid vaccination at Punjab's Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar [Video]

Watch: Dry run of Covid vaccination at Punjab's Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar

Dry run of Covid-19 vaccination was underway in Punjab's Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. The vaccination dry run was being conducted at five centres in the state. "The dry run of Covid vaccination is being..

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Dry run for COVID vaccine held in Gujarat [Video]

Dry run for COVID vaccine held in Gujarat

Dry run for COVID vaccine rollout held at a centre in Adalaj, Gandhinagar. "Today we mapped out everything, dummy vaccines will be administered tomorrow to 25 people," said Superintendent of the..

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Watch: Vaccination dry-run in India as 3 Covid vaccines await approval [Video]

Watch: Vaccination dry-run in India as 3 Covid vaccines await approval

With three Covid-19 vaccines awaiting approval, India kick-started a dry-run to test the vaccination machinery. Eight districts across the four states of Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Gujarat were..

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Preparations underway for dry run of COVID vaccination rollout in Andhra Pradesh [Video]

Preparations underway for dry run of COVID vaccination rollout in Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh government is gearing up for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccination in the state. Preparations are underway in Prakash Nagar of Vijayawada district for the dry run. The government has..

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Two Covid positive flyers from UK go missing at Delhi airport, tracked later [Video]

Two Covid positive flyers from UK go missing at Delhi airport, tracked later

Two passengers from the United Kingdom went missing at Delhi airport after testing Covid-19 positive. This created panic among authorities in wake of a new coronavirus strain found in Britain. Both the..

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2 COVID positive flyers from UK go missing at Delhi airport, tracked later [Video]

2 COVID positive flyers from UK go missing at Delhi airport, tracked later

Two passengers from the United Kingdom went missing from Delhi airport after testing positive for COVID-19, which created a panic among the authorities in wake of a more infectious strain of the virus..

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India Mystery Illness: 500 People Hospitalised [Video]

India Mystery Illness: 500 People Hospitalised

Hundreds of people have been hospitalised and one died after a mysterious illness swept through India’s southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Symptoms of the illness, which was first detected in the..

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Andhra 'mystery' illness: What scientists said after visiting affected areas [Video]

Andhra 'mystery' illness: What scientists said after visiting affected areas

A team of scientists visited Andhra's Eluru where many people fell sick with mystery illness. A nine-member team from National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Hyderabad visited the town. The scientists..

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Groups come out in support of 'Bharat Bandh' [Video]

Groups come out in support of 'Bharat Bandh'

Farmer unions called for 'Bharat Bandh' on December 08 against Centre's farm laws. Several groups came in support of 'bandh' across the country. Agitation has entered 13th day at Singhu border. Police..

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SC issues notice to Andhra over requirement of 3 years experience as advocate for Civil Judge exam

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AP flyer who fled IGI has UK strain; 109 untraced in Pune

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Dry run for Covid-19 vaccination drive successfully conducted in 4 states: Health ministry

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A woman from Andhra Pradesh, who landed in Delhi from the UK, set alarm bells ringing after she tested positive for Covid-19 and disappeared from the airport without informing anyone.
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SC stays ‘disturbing’ Andhra HC order

The Y S Jaganmohan Reddy-led Andhra Pradesh government scored a brownie point against the high court on Friday with the Supreme Court staying an HC order intending to adjudicate “whether there is a..
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'We find it disturbing': SC on HC order to examine if there is constitutional breakdown in Andhra Pradesh

The Supreme Court has termed as “disturbing” and stayed the interim order passed by the Andhra Pradesh high court which had sought assistance of the state government asking whether it can record a..
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SC collegium transfers four Chief Justices including Andhra Pradesh HC CJ

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Andhra, Telangana HC CJs shifted in major reshuffle

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Chennai: Income tax department detects Rs 700 crore evasion, seizes Rs 23 crore unaccounted cash

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SC vacates media gag order on AP Amaravathi land scam case

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Amravati land scam: Supreme Court stays HC gag order on media

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