Selected for award

HYDERABAD: K. Tulasi Rao, Assistant Conservator of Forests, heading the Biodiversity Research Centre of Project Tiger, Srisailam, has been selected for the Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Conservation Award-2003. - Special Correspondent

Man beaten to death

Sangareddy: Forty-six-year-old Ballem Pochaiah of Palata village under Toopran police station limits was allegedly beaten to death by his wife Seshamma and her mother Pochavva late on Sunday. - Staff Reporter

Gold bars on sale

HYDERABAD: The Corporation Bank's Hyderabad zone, comprising 48 branches in the State, on Monday commenced sale of retail gold coins weighing 2, 5 and 8 gm and bars of 50 and 100 gm. - Special Correspondent

Bear mauls boy

KADAPA: A bear that wandered into the house of one Shamsher Baba in at Rayachoti on Monday mauled a 14-year-old boy, Jaffer Ali, causing severe head injury. - Staff Reporter

Police posts notified

HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh State-level Police Recruitment Board has notified 820 posts of stipendary cadet trainee police constables in the 15th APSP Battalion to be filled by ST candidates. The notification is available on www.apstatepolice.org. - Special Correspondent

New Telangana outfit

HYDERABAD: A new Telangana-based outfit intending to take up the cause of marginalised sections while struggling for Statehood to Telangana has come into being. The Telangana Mahajana Samithi will work for the visibility of these sections, its convenor Valigi Prabhakar has said. - Special Correspondent

3 ryots end life

KURNOOL: Three farmers committed suicide in the district on Monday. Boya Anjaneyulu of Kosigi mandal ended his life by consuming pesticide. Soumya Naik, a farmer of Pathikonda, hanged himself. In Gonegandla mandal, Chinna Durga Reddy ended his life by consuming pesticide. - Staff Reporter

Boy charged with stealing from hundi

TIRUMALA: A boy was caught while allegedly trying to snatch money from a hundi at the Tirumala temple. According to temple sources N. Srinivasulu (15) allegedly snatched the money being dropped into the hundi by devotees through the opening on the other side. - Staff Reporter

Prize-winner

KARIMNAGAR: M.A. Kareem, a junior assistant at the Karimnagar APSRTC regional manager's office secured first prize for his magic show at State-level cultural programmes organised by the RTC for its employees in Visakhapatnam. He also got second prize in the mono-acting competition. - Staff Reporter

BC panel on survey

TIRUPATI: The Andhra Pradesh Commission for Backward Classes, that is to ascertain the socio-economic, political and educational status of the castes that applied to the panel for the BC tag began its field survey on Monday. - Special Correspondent

Theatre fete in January

NIZAMABAD: The State-level Nandi Natakotsavalu are likely to be conducted in the district in January. - Staff Reporter

Move to make office `paperless'

TIRUPATI: Taking the first step towards becoming a `paperless office', Sri Venkateswara University management has decided to reduce the usage of paper by focussing on IT-based file transfer. The Information Technology Committee that met here on Sunday decided to update the varsity's official website on a regular basis and send circulars through Internet, Vice-Chancellor S. Jayarama Reddy has announced. - Staff Reporter

Sack unit to be inaugurated

KADAPA: YSR Foundation Chairman Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy will inaugurate Pulivendula Polymers Private Ltd., a polypropelene-woven sack manufacturing unit, at Pulivendula on October 11. The unit would manufacture one lakh sacks per day for packing cement and employ 250 workers. Kadapa MP Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy, Senior President of India Cements Ltd. T.S. Raghupathy, Collector M.T. Krishna Babu and SP Y. Nagi Reddy would also take part. - Staff Reporter

Protest rally

KADAPA: Sanitary workers took out a rally from Kadapa Municipal Corporation office to the Collectorate on Monday, decrying the tender called to engage sanitary workers. Municipal Corporator B. Ayyanna, led the rally.- Staff Reporter

Home guards selections

Kakinada: As part of the home guards recruitment programme, applications will be issued free of cost at the District Police Office for three days commencing October 12, according to Battini Srinivasulu, SP. The filled in applications will be received on October 16 and 17. - Correspondent

Pensioners' MLC candidate

Kakinada: Pensioners association leaders, at their meeting here on Monday, with Paluri Chalapathi Rao in the chair, have decided to field Y.S. Ramakrishna, a retired lecturer as their nominee for the East and West Godavari graduates' constituency in the ensuing elections to the Legislative Council. - Correspondent

Psychotherapy ward

VIZIANAGARAM: Minister for Marketing B. Satyanarayana formally inaugurated the psychotherapy ward in the district headquarters hospital on Sunday.

Curbing child labour

VIZIANAGARAM: The district administration has appointed teams to strictly enforce Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986. Teams headed by MEOs at mandal level and DEO at the district-level were constituted to check domestic child labour, said the assistant project coordinator of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan A. Prabhakara Rao and others at a press conference on Monday.

Attack condemned

ELURU: The meeting of city-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations held on Monday condemned the attack reportedly made on the leaders of Rate Payers Welfare Association by a section of encroachers in Shanti Nagar area recently. The meeting urged the police to register a case against the attackers and ensure steps not to recur such incidents.

- Staff Reporter

AU SDE instant exam on November 11

VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra University School of Distance Education (AU SDE) is conducting an instant examination for post-graduate courses here on November 11, according to its Director D. Harinarayana.

Applications for the instant examination are available at the office of the SDE and the AU SDE Study Centres.

The fee for exam is Rs. 2,000 and has to be paid through a demand draft drawn in favour of "Registrar, Andhra University" on any nationalised bank and payable at Visakhapatnam.

The application has to reach the office of Director of AU SDE here on or before October 28.

- Special Correspndent