Press Esc to close
Wednesday 28 September 2016
News updated at 5:27 PM IST
Weather
Max: 29.3°C
Min : 20.9°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Anti-Telangana stir hits Lord Balaji yatra

Tirupati, Oct 5, 2013 (PTI):
A supporter of United Andhra Pradesh throws a tyre into flames at Tirupati in Chittor district of Andhra Pradesh state 575 kilometers (357 miles) from Hyderabad, India, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. The approval for the creation of

Thousands of devotees heading for the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara were badly hit as the vehicular traffic came to a halt following the 48-hour strike called by anti-Telangana protesters.

Hundreds of protesters reached Alipiri, the foot of the hills, and blocked the entrance of the hill routes leading to the shrine by staging a sit-in, temple sources told PTI.

All vehicles, including state-owned transport corporation buses, could not ply, affecting the pilgrims, they said.

However, keeping in mind the annual Brahmotsavam festival commencing tomorrow, protesters wound up their sit-in at dusk and paved the way for restoration of traffic.

Meanwhile, all commercial establishments, including petrol pumps were closed in entire Chitoor district.

It was learnt, that hundreds of vehicles with devotees proceeding to Tirupati from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra returned in view of the protests.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during his Kisan Yatra in Lakhimpur...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during his Kisan Yatra in Lakhimpur...

Foreign tourists enjoy with the folk artists at Junagarh Fort on the World Tourism Day...

Foreign tourists enjoy with the folk artists at Junagarh Fort on the World Tourism Day...

Akshay Kumar with his mother-in-law actress Dimple Kapadia attending the music launch...

Akshay Kumar with his mother-in-law actress Dimple Kapadia attending the music launch...

Finalists of a dance reality show Ashish Das and Masoom Narzary perform at a show...

Finalists of a dance reality show Ashish Das and Masoom Narzary perform at a show...

Kejriwal is tied a turban during a programme on 110th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh...

Kejriwal is tied a turban during a programme on 110th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh...

Young girls pay floral tribute to Freedom Fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh...

Young girls pay floral tribute to Freedom Fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh...

School students pay tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary at a School...

School students pay tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary at a School...

President Barack Obama smiles as he wears a blanket that was presented to him....

President Barack Obama smiles as he wears a blanket that was presented to him....

Donald Trump shakes hands with Hillary Clinton following the presidential debate...

Donald Trump shakes hands with Hillary Clinton following the presidential debate...

Bill Clinton shakes hands with Melania Trump, wife of Donald Trump before the presidential debate...

Bill Clinton shakes hands with Melania Trump, wife of Donald Trump before the presidential debate...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523