Three IIT agitators arrested

ADILABAD: Mudhole police on Friday arrested Ramesh, Dashrath, Ejaz and Baba of Mudhole town for smashing windows of RTC buses on January 3 during an agitation in the town. The accused were agitating for an IIT to be set up at Basar on that day.-Staff Reporter

Demand for railway coach factory

WARANGAL: CPI leaders M. Kalidas and T. Venkatramulu appealed to the people to agitate for a railway coach factory in the district. Resenting the recent Railway budget, they said it failed to meet the expections of people of the State. The district was supposed to get the prestigious coach factory. Despite repeated representations, the Central Government failed to take any initiative.

They urged the people to join hands with the party to launch a movement for the purpose.-Staff Reporter

Two killed in freak accident

ADILABAD: In a freak accident, sisters R. Vatsala and Satvasheela of Lakkaram in Neredigonda mandal died when a lorry fell on them on Friday morning. According to reports, the sisters were returning to their village after a visit to a flour mill at Neredigonda. They got down from the bullock cart when a bag of flour fell down. While the bullock cart kept moving, a lorry coming from Nirmal direction fell on them as it swerved to avoid another lorry from the opposite direction.-Staff Reporter

Karate players complimented

KARIMNAGAR: Superintendent of Police Y. Gangadhar has complimented martial arts players of various schools of Karimnagar town for securing medals at the Telangana regional level open-to-all- styles karate championship which was held in Vemulawada temple town recently. -Staff Reporter

Pensions granted

KADAPA: A sum of Rs. 81.20 lakhs was sanctioned to mandal samakhyas to disburse pensions to 40,603 beneficiaries in 17 mandals in Kadapa district, Collector M.T. Krishna Babu said on Friday. Staff Reporter

Marriage licences

KADAPA: Balajojappa of Proddatur and G. Prasad of Jammalamadugu have been sanctioned licences to perform marriages under Indian Christian Marriage Act 1872, Collector M.T. Krishna Babu said on Friday. - Staff Reporter

Jewellery showroom reopened

TIRUPATI: It was a different experience for the Additional Superintendent of Police, B. Seshu, on his visit to Saranya Jewellers here on Thursday. His previous visit was to investigate a crime and this time, it was to reopen the same showroom. The shop was burgled in broad daylight in November and over Rs.50 lakh worth ornaments stolen. - Staff Reporter

Hunger strike enters 2nd day

MADANAPALLE: The municipal workers' relay hunger strike entered the 2nd day in front of the municipal office. These workers are demanding regular salaries, pensions and to make NMRs as permanent employees. They will continue their strike till April 9. - Correspondent

Study well, students told

CHITTOOR: Rajasekhar Reddy, Registrar of Dravidian University, Kuppam, has advised students to pursue their studies sincerely and fulfil the dreams of their parents. He was speaking at VCR degree and junior colleges' annual day celebrations here on Friday.

Minister to unveil statue

KADAPA: Minister for Major and Medium Irrigation Ponnala Lakshmaiah will unveil the statue of former Irrigation Advisor Dr. K. Sriramakrishnaiah near Sri Pothuluri Veerabrahmendra Swamy reservoir in Brahmamgari Matham mandal on March 3. The Minister would participate in the fifth Irrigation Day celebrations commorating the 81st birthday celebrations of Sriramakrishnaiah, organised by the Institution of Engineers (India), according to a statement.

YSR leaves for Delhi

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy left for New Delhi on Friday evening on a two-day visit. He was accompanied by his political advisor K.V.P. Ramachandra Rao. Earlier during the day, PCC president K. Keshava Rao too left for New Delhi.

The three are expected to meet the party high command to decide on the list of candidates to be sent to the Legislative Council from the Assembly. Special Correspondent

Anganwadi staff plea

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has offered to examine the possibility of giving Rs. 1,000 as matching grant to the amount sanctioned by the Centre to anganwadi workers. He gave the assurance after leaders of the Andhra Pradesh Anganwadi Workers and Helpers' Association met him . Special Correspondent

Concerts on DD

HYDERABAD: Hyderabad Doordarshan Kendra will telecast a sponsored programme, `Spirit of unity concerts' from March 3 at 8.30 a.m. every Saturday for 13 weeks on Saptagiri channel. It will also telecast special Telugu feature films from March 5 to 8 at 11.30 p.m. to mark the International Women's Day. The films are: `Kaalam Marindi' (March 5), `Taali' (March 6), `Koothuru' (March 7) and `Kartavyam' (March 8). Special Correspondent

CPI (M) candidate

HYDERABAD: The CPI(M) has decided to field senior party leader Cherupalli Sitaramulu under the MLA's category in the forthcoming Legislative Council elections.. Special Correspondent

Borrower ends life

KURNOOL: A housewife and borrower of a micro-finance company Laxmi (26) committed suicide here on Friday allegedly due to harassment by co-borrowers and micro-finance company agents. Laxmi hanged herself from a fan at her residence at Sareen Nagar here.

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CAG report

HYDERABAD: The report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General (revenue receipts) of the Government of Andhra Pradesh for the year ended March 31, 2006, was forwarded to the Government on Friday. This was stated by Sudarshana Talapatra, Accountant-General, AP, in a press release. Special Correspondent