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SEB official, SI jailed; 557 liquor bottles took

West Godavari SP K. Narayan Naik displaying the seized liquor stocks, in Jangareddygudem on Thursday.   Efforts on to identify their associates, says W. Godavari SP Police on Thursday busted a liquor smuggling racket in which an Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) Circle Inspector and a law and order sub-inspector, were allegedly involved and seized 557…

COVID-19 tally crosses 2,600-mark in Chittoor

Municipal and police personnel supervising the disinfection drive at a red zone in Chittoor on Thursday.   236 cases, 1 death reported during the last 24 hours The COVID-19 positive cases in Chittoor district crossed the 2,600-mark with 236 fresh cases reported during the last 24 hours, including a casualty, taking the toll to 17.…

VCCI flags GST notifications on company homes

Vizagapatam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) president G. Veeramohan and secretary Ravi Godey met Naresh Penumaka, Chief Commissioner of Central Tax and Customs, here on Thursday and submitted a representation, highlighting that business houses were getting notices from the department for payment of interest on delayed payment of GST.They brought to his notice that…

Lifting of lockdown blamed for increase in cases in Tirupati

Officials stress on contact tracing Municipal Corporation of Tirupati (MCT) officials at a meeting conducted to find out the reasons for rampant spread of COVID-19 infection in Tirupati on Thursday squarely blamed the influx of visitors into the temple city after the relaxation of the lockdown norms. Municipal Commissioner P.S. Gireesha, Deputy Inspector-General of Police…

Virology lab at KGH closed as staffers test favorable

B. Madhu Gopal Visakhapatnam, July 09, 2020 23:52 IST Updated: July 09, 2020 23:52 IST B. Madhu Gopal Visakhapatnam, July 09, 2020 23:52 IST Updated: July 09, 2020 23:52 IST The main virology lab at the King George Hospital (KGH) was closed after two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.“The lab was closed…

Manufacturing, smuggling of ID arrack on the rise

High prices of IMFL brands forcing tipplers to look for other options There has been a rampant increase in the number of ID arrack smuggling cases in Visakhapatnam district.With a phased prohibition on liquor and a steep rise in prices of IMFL brands, a majority of tipplers are turning towards ID arrack, resulting in an…

3 dead, 2 others injured as speeding car rams into NH 44 average near Anantapur

Three persons died on the spot and two others were injured when the driver of an overspeeding car lost control leading to the vehicle getting broken from the middle and divided into two parts on National Highway No.44 at Gollapalli, 20 km from Anantapur city on Thursday.The accident took place sometime between 5.30 a.m. and…

76 fall ill after consuming dead animal meat in Visakha company

Paderu MLA K. Bhagyalakshmi visis the district hospital As many as 70 persons turned ill, including five of them seriously, after consuming contaminated food at Magatapalem village of Gaduturu panchayat of G. Madugula mandal in the Agency area of the district on Wednesday night.Those who turned seriously ill were shifted to the Paderu District Hospital,…