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State in southern India

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Andhra Pradesh: State in southern India
Andhra Pradesh, formerly known as Andhra State, 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 has the second-longest coastline after Gujarat of about 974 km (605 mi). It is bordered by Odisha to the north, Chhattisgarh to the north-east, Tamil Nadu to the south, Karnataka and Telangana to the west and north-west, and the Bay of Bengal to the east. It is the first state to be formed with linguistic basis in India, established in 1953. The state is known for its mining industry, as the site of the Koh-i-noor and because of its large natural diamond supplies, in its Kollur Mine. It is also known as the "Rice Bowl of India" for being a major producer of rice in India. Its official language is Telugu; as one of the country's classical languages, it is the third most spoken language in India and 11th most spoken language in the world.

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Massive fire breaks out in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada [Video]

Massive fire breaks out in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada

A massive fire broke out in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada on May 31. The fire incident took place at Vambay colony. Fire tenders reached at the spot. More details are awaited.

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Domestic flight operations resume in West Bengal [Video]

Domestic flight operations resume in West Bengal

Domestic flight operations resumed in West Bengal on May 28. New guidelines have been issued by CM Mamata Banerjee-led government for passengers. Passengers arrived at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose..

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Scuffle breaks out between 2 factions of YSRCP in AP's Kadapa [Video]

Scuffle breaks out between 2 factions of YSRCP in AP's Kadapa

A scuffle broke out between two factions of YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district. It took place during groundbreaking ceremony for construction of village secretariat on May..

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North India reels under heat wave [Video]

North India reels under heat wave

North Indian states are witnessing a high rise in mercury during summers. Delhiites are facing a tough time beating the heat. People in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur are suggested not to go out in the sun...

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Lockdown 4.0: Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation partially resumes its services [Video]

Lockdown 4.0: Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation partially resumes its services

Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) partially resumed its services in the state. People were seen buying tickets by following social distancing at Pandit Nehru Bus Station in..

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Dead body of leopard found in AP's Ananthapuramu [Video]

Dead body of leopard found in AP's Ananthapuramu

The dead body of a leopard was found at Kambadur village in Ananthapuramu district of Andhra Pradesh. Local people informed the forest department officials, who in turn recovered the body of leopard...

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5 liquor smugglers arrested in AP's Chittoor [Video]

5 liquor smugglers arrested in AP's Chittoor

Chittoor Police during vehicle checking on May 15 caught five persons who were trying to smuggle liquor from Andhra Pradesh to Tamil Nadu. Police found five persons travelling in an SUV carrying 7 full..

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Deadly gas leak at India chemical plant, hundreds hospitalised [Video]

Deadly gas leak at India chemical plant, hundreds hospitalised

At least 11 dead and 300 to 400 people admitted to local hospitals in Andhra Pradesh state's Visakhapatnam district.

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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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Consumers use umbrellas to ensure social distancing norms at liquor store in AP [Video]

Consumers use umbrellas to ensure social distancing norms at liquor store in AP

Social distancing norms were flouted today after eager patrons rushed to liquor stores across the country. To avoid such a situation, police in AP's Guntur took an innovative step. Consumers were asked..

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Long queue observed outside liquor shop in AP amid relaxations in lockdown 3.0 [Video]

Long queue observed outside liquor shop in AP amid relaxations in lockdown 3.0

Locals stood in long queues to buy liquor in AP's Krishna District. Social distancing norms were observed at shop located on Nuzivid road. Eager patrons gathered to buy liquor after AP government..

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu holds review meet to discuss drinking water, irrigation problems in Andhra's Udayagiri

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Doctor who raised concerns over PPE shortage admitted to mental hospital

The Andhra Pradesh medic was suspended after complaining about the lack of protective equipment.
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AP govt to arrange 22 special trains to ferry 33,000 migrant workers

The Andhra Pradesh govt is in the process of sending home 33,000 stranded migrant labourers by 22 shramik special trains this week and taking steps to bring back those travelling on foot to the nearest..
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Clogged cooling system likely cause of gas leak in Andhra Pradesh, three investigators say

A clogged cooling system was the likely cause of a temperature surge in a storage tank which led to a gas leak at a chemical plant in India, killing 12 people, three state government investigators told..
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Andhra government switches to online classes using video-conferencing

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

On May 7, 11 persons were killed while over 1,000 were hospitalised due to gas leakage from LG Polymers chemical plant at RR Venkatapuram in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam.
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Villagers placed the bodies of three victims of a deadly gas leak from an LG Polymers plant in Andhra Pradesh at the gates of the site on Saturday, and demanded the factory be shut down immediately and..
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In a pre-dawn disaster, at least 11 people, including two minors, were killed and hundreds of others fell sick when styrene vapours leaked from a chemical plant in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam on..
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At least nine people were killed in Andhra Pradesh by a gas leak at a South Korean-owned factory making polystyrene products, with emergency services rushing over 300 people to hospitals and evacuating..
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