Vemana varsity V-C on science panel

KADAPA: A. Ramachandra Reddy, Vice-Chancellor of Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, has been invited to serve on the Science Quality Panel to assess projects for grants to enable collaborative research between England, Africa, Asia and South America by the British Government's Department for International Development and Biotechnology and the Biological Sciences Research Council. - Staff Reporter

Two electrocuted

Sangareddy: Two casual electrical workers were electrocuted and four others seriously injured on NH-7 near Manoharabad of Toopran mandal on Wednesday.

The workers were shifting the 11-KV sub-station to facilitate road-widening work when a wire they were pulling accidentally fell on the nearby 33-KV line. - Staff Reporter

Temple sets record

KURNOOL: Srisailam temple set a record by netting Rs. 72.27 lakhs through `hundi' collections during Kartheekamasam between October 23 and November 22.

The previous record was Rs. 42.34 lakhs collected in 2004. Last year Rs 37.99 lakhs was realised. - Special Correspondent

Halt at Kavutaram

HYDERABAD: The Machilipatnam-Tirupati-Machilipatnam tri-weekly passenger train will stop for a minute at Kavutaram railway station in both directions with effect from November 23. - Special Correspondent

Call to protect workers' health

HYDERABAD: Director of Factories R. Koteswara Rao on Wednesday advised medical officers of factories to take proactive steps for maintaining occupational health of workers.

He inaugurated a workshop on `Occupational health in factories,' organised by the Factories Department and State chapter of the National Safety Council. - Special Correspondent

More contract vehicles permitted

HYDERABAD: The State Government has permitted an increase in the three-wheeled four-seater contract carriages in Hyderabad from 68,469 to 68,969.

It also permitted an increase in Vijayawada (from 8,600 to 8,700) and Visakhapatnam (8,300 to 8,400). - Special Correspondent

CD on child labour released

HYDERABAD: A video CD with songs and dialogues aimed at educating the masses about the importance of literacy and eradication of child labour was released by School Education Minister N. Rajyalakshmi at the Secretariat on Wednesday. The CD has been brought out by B. Krishnamraju, a teacher from Kakinada area. - Special Correspondent

Crown for goddess

TIRUPATI: A devotee on Wednesday donated a golden crown worth Rs. 8 lakhs to Goddess Padmavathi, consort of the Lord Venkateswara on the eve of Her `Garuda Seva.' - Special Correspondent

Indira Prabha to be launched in Chittoor

Madanapalle: The third phase of Indira Prabha programme is being launched in Chittoor district with an expenditure of Rs. 500 crores. Under this, 8,520 acres of land would be distributed, of which 3,349 acres would be distributed to 1,985 beneficiaries in Madanapalle division. Correspondent

Venkaiah Naidu to campaign in Kurnool

KURNOOL: M. Venkaiah Naidu, former president of BJP, will visit the city on November 28 to campaign for party candidate from Rayalaseema West Constitutency.

Special Correspondent

Motorcyclist killed

KADAPA: A motorcyclist, Shaik Shafiullah, was fatally crushed under the tyres of a tractor near KSRM College on Kadapa outskirts on Wednesday.

Staff Reporter

Rangoli competition

Sangareddy: The final round of the Alphabet Muggula poti was conducted at the DRDA office premises here on Wednesday. Thirty four women from different mandals under the Sangareddy took part in the event. Five best entries were selected for the final to be held at the sports stadium in the town on Thursday. - Staff Reporter

DCC convenes RMPs meet

KARIMNAGAR: In view of the bypoll, the DCC doctors cell chairman and AP Vaidya Vidhana Parishad governing council member E. Vijayender Reddy has convened a meeting with RMPs here on Wednesday. - Staff Reporter

Campus recruitment

Nalgonda: Sierra Atlantic Software Services Limited selected 29 engineering graduates for employment with the company after an intense recruitment drive held on the campus of Swamy Ramananda Tirtha Institute of Science and Technology near here on Tuesday. As many as 282 engineering graduates of Information Technology and Computer Sciences attended. - Staff Reporter

Warships thrown open to public

Kakinada: Two Navy warships will be arriving to the Kakinada coast for public display on November 23 and 24 in connection with the Indian Navy week celebrations during December first week, according to Krishna Kumar Andhra Naval NCC Unit Commander. He said people could visit these war ships on November 23 from 10 am till next day evening i.e; November 24. He advised the people of the district besides the students of various schools to avail the opportunity. - Correspondent

Remarks decried

Vizianagaram: TDP State SC Cell president V. Ramaiah, while condemning the remarks allegedly made by Minister for Marketing Botcha Satyanarayana against a caste on Tuesday, demanded that a case be registered against the Minister under Section 153 A of the IPC. At a press conference here on Wednesday, Mr. Ramaiah asked the Minister to tender an apology in public.

`Run for fun'

ELURU: National Cadets Corps (NCC) Day celebrations would be held here on November 24 and 25 under the aegis of 19 Andhra Battalion of NCC, according to its Commanding Officer Lt. Col. S.K. Sarma.

A `run for fun' would be organised, involving the NCC cadets from various schools and colleges from 19 Andhra Battalion on Friday. The run would commence from Sir. C.R. Reddy College and culminate into a function at Indoor Stadium, covering a distance of 6 km, Mr Sarma said. A parade would be conducted the next day at Sir C.R. Reddy College, he added. Staff Reporter

Workshop on IT

ELURU: A two-day workshop on Information Technology WITSS-2006 would be held at Sir C.R. Reddy Women's College here from November 25, according to the college principal C. Aruna.

Local MP Kavuri Sambhasiva Rao will inaugurate the seminar while T. Hanuman Chowdary, an expert in IT, will speak on the last day of the programme.