Upakarma ritualsRig and Yajurveda Upakarma rituals will be conducted by Abiraman Sastrigal on Wednesday at 6 a.m. at Sri Chintamani Ganapathi temple premises in Malkapuram and at 7.30 p.m., and 9 a.m., at the Sri Shirdi Sai Spiritual Centre in Seethammadhara.

Port workers protestThe Visakhapatnam Harbour and Port Workers Union, affiliated to the AITUC, commenced a six-day protest programme demanding the Central Government and the Visakhapatnam Dock Labour Board not to accept recommendations of a tribunal detrimental to the interests of workers. Honorary president of the union and AITUC national secretary V.V. Rama Rao inaugurated the programme.

Cola effigy burntThe city unit of the All-India Youth Federation organised a demonstration near the Government Polytechnic here on Monday against Coca-Cola and Pepsi and burnt an effigy of the drinks. The AIYF asked the Government to ban the drinks.

Ropeway service to be suspendedThe ropeway service to the Kailasagiri would be suspended from Monday to August 10 to undertake repairs on its drive unit and some maintenance work, according to the ropeway contractor.

Tyagi deadSatyavada Sivaram Das, a senior advocate and freedom fighter died here on Sunday. He was 83 and is survived by wife, four sons and four daughters.