Eco Tourism Park in Visakhapatnam

DRUNK WITH BEAUTY: Butterflies mud-puddling at the Kambalakonda Eco Tourism Park in Visakhapatnam. Photo: K.R. Deepak

The Eco Tourism Park in Visakhapatnam is adorned with the beauty of butterflies, tribals in Jharkhand fight for their rights, and a retired Saudi Arabian teacher enjoys his Indonesian prison life. A collection of images from India and around the world.



AndraPradesh: Heavy rain lashes state; high alert in 4 districts

VISAKHAPATNAM: Barely recovering from the onslaught of the recent floods, the state is threatened by another fury of the nature with the coastal regions and Rayalaseema getting lashed by heavy rains during the last 24 hours and the met office warning of further heavy rains in the next two to three days.

The districts of Nellore, Prakasam, Chittoor and Kadapa have been put on a high alert with Nellore being the worst hit. With all the 46 mandals of the district recording heavy rains, breaches have occurred on the Kota-Sullurpeta and Dagadarthi-Butchireddypalem roads while a causeway was washed away in Jaladanki mandal.

According to the Met office, the rains were caused by a well-marked low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal under whose influence the northeast monsoon also became vigorous resulting in southcoastal Andhra recording more than 10 cm rain.

Kavali of Nellore district recorded the highest rainfall of 25 cm followed by 22 cm in Jaladanki while Gudur in the same district experienced 13 cm rainfall. The well-marked low-pressure area is likely to move in a north northwesterly direction and concentrate into a depression during the next 2-3 days, Met officials said. Under its influence, very heavy rainfall is likely at a few places in Nellore, Prakasam, Guntur and Krishna districts during the next 48 hours.

Isolated to heavy rain is likely over Chittoor and Kadapa in Rayalaseema and some parts of Telangana.