Chenchu woman gangraped

KURNOOL: A married Chechu woman was allegedly kidnapped and gangraped near Pathamadugula in Kothapalli mandal on Wednesday night while she along with her husband was returning to their hamlet. Five persons allegedly beat up her husband and assaulted the women sexually. Special Correspondent

TRS leaders, workers join Congress

KARIMNAGAR: TRS town president Akula Prakash, TRS student wing leader Bonala Srinivas, minority wing president Hameed and 400 party workers joined the Congress in the presence of Ministers - M. Satyanarayana Rao and Md. Fariduddin Markfed Chairman P. Prabhakar and DCC president T. Santosh Kumar here on Thursday. Staff Reporter

Poll campaign panel

HYDERABAD: The APCC has constituted a central campaign committee for Karimnagar bypoll, according to its president K. Keshava Rao. G. Venkata Swamy, MP, Ministers M. Satyanarayana Rao and Mohd. Fareeduddin V. Purushotham Reddy, MLA, and Nizamabad DCC president T. Santosh Kumar along with T. Jeevan Reddy, Congress nominee for the bypoll, are members. - Special Correspondent

Observers appointed

VIZIANAGARAM: The Election Commission has appointed M.N. Vidya Shankar and Ashish Srivastava as general observers and K.K. Armugam as expenditure observer for the Bobbili Parliamentary constituency, according to an official release. Correspondent

SCCL, Australian firm enter into tie-up

HYDERABAD: The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL)has entered into a pact with Australia-based Carbon Energy Limited for investigating the potential for joint cooperation in underground coal gasification in Godavari Valley coal fields. Singareni CMD S. Narsing Rao and Carbon Energy executive general manager Cliff Mallet signed the MoU. Special Correspondent

APPSC exam dates

Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission in a statement here on Wednesday said the written examination for the posts of Assistant Executive Engineer would be held on December 9 and 10 at five centres notified earlier. Staff Reporter

Konathala bereaved

VISAKHAPATNAM: Konathala Appalanarasamma, mother of Minister for Commercial Taxes Konathala Ramakrishna, passed away on Thursday at her residence in Anakapalle. She was 81 and is survived by three sons and three daughters. Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, APCC chief K. Keshav Rao and Ministers called up Mr. Ramakrishna to convey their condolences. Appalanarasamma was cremated in the afternoon. Special Correspondent

Plant bags US order

KHAMMAM: Manugur heavy water plant has bagged an export order from the US, the plant authorities told district Collector Sashi Bushan Kumar during an offsite emergency exercise conducted in the plant on Thursday. A South Korean team visited the plant last month for a pre-dispatch inspection of the supply. Staff Reporter

Kadapa tops in

Rajiv Yuva Shakti

KADAPA: Kadapa district had topped the State in implementation of Rajiv Yuva Shakti (RYS), Collector M.T. Krishna Babu said on Thursday. He earlier flagged off a youth exchange study tour undertaken by 25 RYS group members to Nalgonda district. . Staff Reporter