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Award for scientist

HYDERABAD: Senior scientist and project leader, Seismic Tomography programme, National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Shyam Sundar Rai, has been selected by the Ministry of Mines for the National Mineral Award in earth sciences for 2004. He is a fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences and senior associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy. - Special Correspondent

Nandi awards function

HYDERABAD: Nandi awards will be presented at a function on October 27. Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and Union Minister for Coal Dasari Narayana Rao will attend. Awards will be presented to about 60 film personalities.

- Special Correspondent

Temple shutdown

Tirumala: Lord Venkateswara temple remained closed for eight hours from 12 noon on Monday in connection with the lunar eclipse. The management also cancelled all the arjitha sevas being performed in the temple. - Staff Reporter

Russian's body found

VISAKHAPATNAM: The body of Russian national Seminov Vladimir, who went for a swim at Rushikonda Beach and drowned, was washed ashore at Jodugullapalem near Tenneti Park on Monday. Plans to send the body to Russia could not be executed as the airport was inundated.

Girls drowned

MAHABUBNAGAR: Two girls were drowned in a ditch at Macharam village in Balanagar mandal on Monday. Three girls Anitha (13), Radha (13) and Prasanna (7) went to the ditch to wash clothes. Radha and Prasanna slipped into the ditch and drowned while Antiha escaped. The bodies were fished out by villagers. - Correspondent

Office-bearers elected

KARIMNAGAR: M. Anjaiah, deputy MRO of Karimnagar has been elected president of Andhra Pradesh Revenue Services Association district unit. Narender has been elected secretary, Ch Krishna Chaitanya organising secretary, Rajamallaiah, E Balaram and T. Madhavi vice presidents, M. Kalicharan, Bhupesh and N. Devaiah as the joint secretaries and Md Shamshuddin treasurer. - Staff Reporter

Camp court deferred

HYDERABAD: The camp court of the Lokayukta scheduled for October 20, 21, 22 and 24 at Government Circuit House, Visakhapatnam has been postponed in view of incessant rain and cooperative elections. Cases listed for the first two days would be taken up on November 24 and 25. - Special Correspondent

Results released

HYDERABAD: The provisional results of the recruitment tests for the selection of teachers and junior lecturers held on July 8,9 and 10 have been put by the Tribal Welfare department (Gurukulam) on its website, - Special Correspondent

Teachers seek arrears

HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Affiliated College Teachers' Association while thanking the Government for releasing Rs. 30 crores towards pending UGC and CAS arrears, has apealled for clearance of Rs. 15 crores pending payment. - Special Correspondent

Two drowned

ANANTAPUR: Two masonry workers, Gangulappa (30) and Naresh (23), who went to learn swimming in Chitravati River, near Puttaparthi were drowned on Monday. - Staff Reporter

Ryot ends life

ANANTAPUR: Srinivasulu (35) of Pinadarri village in Tadimarri mandal of the district reportedly committed suicide by consuming poison on Monday due to pressure from lenders to repay the loans. According to the police, his crops had failed for the last nine years.

Convict gives police the slip

ANANTAPUR: A life convict in a murder case, Ravindra Reddy of C.C.Kothakota village in Dharmavaram rural mandal, gave the slip to the three policemen who took him to Dharmavaram on Monday in an extortion case. As the case was posted to afternoon the police constables took him for lunch to a hotel there, where he locked the room in which the constables were having lunch, and fled.

- Staff Reporter

Mega health camp from October 21

Nellore: A three-day free mega health camp will be held from October 21, at the A.C. Subba Reddy sports stadium, Nellore, to distribute calipers and other accessories to handicapped persons of the district.

Organised by the A.C. Sampoojana Samiti, the reception committee has made all the arrangements, to bring in the experts, besides providing free food to the patient and one attendant.

- Correspondent

SAFAR campaign vehicle flagged off

KADAPA: A campaign vehicle of `Safety Always For All Roads' (SAFAR) aimed at spreading awareness among people on traffic safety measures, was flagged off by Collector G. Asok Kumar at the Collectorate on Monday.

Regional Transport Officer Narasimha Reddy and APSRTC Regional Manager M. Ravinder also took part.

- Staff Reporter

Pension to artistes

KADAPA: A sum of Rs. 4.40 lakhs was sanctioned towards pension of 110 aged cultural artistes in Kadapa district, Collector G. Asok Kumar said on Monday.

Each beneficiary would be paid pension of last eight months amounting to Rs. 4,000, he said in a statement. They could take cheques from the DPRO by forwarding a `life certificate' with MROs' attestation on their photographs, he said.

- Staff Reporter

MLA bereaved

KADAPA: Mydukur MLA D.L. Ravindra Reddy was bereaved by the death of his ailing brother D.L. Subba Reddy (50) at his residence at Khajipet. Congress leaders, activists, relatives and followers offered their condolences to the bereaved family. - Staff Reporter

Lightning kills nine goats

KADAPA: Nine goats perished on being struck by lightning in Varikuntla Harijanawada in Kasinayana mandal around Sunday midnight. The goats belonged to Hazaraiah, according to information.

- Staff Reporter

New ration cards

MADANAPALLE: Ration card holders possessing old ration cards can take possession of the new cards on or before October 20, according to a press release issued by Mandal Revenue Officer Madanapalle, Munuswamy Naidu. - Staff Reporter

Education Officers meeting tomorrow

Nellore: A meeting of Mandal Education Officers (MEOs) of Nellore district will be held at C.A.M. High School, Nellore, at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

- Staff Reporter

Two motorcyclists killed in accident

Kakinada: Two persons- Nadimpalli Nagaraju (25), riding a motorcycle, and his pillion-rider Vedullapalli Gopalakrishna (22) were killed on the spot when the vehicle lost control and rammed into a hay-laden bullock cart near Samalkot on Sunday night. While Nagaraju hailed from Relligadda village of Allavaram mandal Gopalakrishna was a native of Allavaram. The Samalkot police registered a case. - Correspondent

Dharna by AITUC

Rajahmundry: The AITUC took out a rally and held dharna in front of the RTC regional manager's office on Monday in support of RTC strike to begin on Tuesday. Addressing the gathering, Meesala Satyanarayana, vice-president of AITUC said the JAC had cut off the demands from 14 to eight. However, he alleged that the Government was adamant in its approach towards RTC workers. -Staff Reporter.

Village culture fete

Rajahmundry: The Vijaya Sankara Government Music and Dance College is going to conduct village cultural fete at Kavalakshetram in Pidimgoyyi Panchayat on Tuesday. College principal B. Anuradha in a statement said that the college students would give performance in vocal as well as in instruments along with Kuchipudi dance. - Staff Reporter

Dance contest

Kakinada: Contests, in dance both classical and folk dance, music vocal, singing of patriotic songs, mridangam, veena, drawing and painting, elocution would be conducted for children from October 24 to 28 in connection with the Children's day celebrations on Bala Bhavan premises in Gandhinagar children's park, according to MR Prasanna Kumar, District Educational Officer.

The age limit for the competitions is five to 16 years. The contests would be held in three categories- sub-juniors, juniors and seniors. The DEO has advised those interested to participate to contact the Superintendent, Bala Bhavan. - Correspondent

Congress bags 13 PACS

VIZAINAGARAM: Though elections to primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies are being held on non-party basis, candidates belonging to Congress were declared elected unanimously in as many as 13 PACS and TDP in one PACS out of 46 in the Vizianagaram revenue division after the withdrawal of nominations on Sunday evening. The TDP bagged Vempadam PACS and the Congress won Gajularega, Moida, Tummalapeta, Sathivada, Gudem, Penta Sriramapuram, Bonangi, Bhogapuram, K. Mahantipuram, Bondapalli, Thatiguda, Sathamavalasa and Somalingapuram PACS.

In the remaining 32 PACS as many as 137 territorial constituencies were declared unanimous. For the remaining 250 TCS a total of 505 candidates are in fray. The elections to 591 TCs in 48 PACS in Parvathipuram revenue division would be held on October 26. - Correspondent

Ratepayers' plea

Kakinada: The Ratepayers' Association has appealed to city Mayor K. Saroja to observe total transparency in execution of public works.

It has recalled how during the earlier regime in the municipality, the civic works were executed in the name of departmental execution leading to corruption, favouritism and nepotism - Correspondent

Science Week

SRIKAKULAM : Inaugurating `science week' organised by the Government Degree College (for men) here on Monday, A. Subba Rao, Associate Dean, Agricultural University, Naira.

said conducting `science weeks' and seminars would help students understand the subject better. Sathyaverlu Reddy of Venkateswara Univeristy spoke. - Special Correspondent

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