HUDCO award for Vambay housing colonyHyderabad: The Vambay housing colony constructed at Singareni Colony in Saidabad mandal has bagged second prize in the low-cost housing competitions (urban) conducted by HUDCO for the year 2005-06. It carries a cash incentive of Rs. 40,000 and a citation and will be presented at the annual HUDCO celebrations in Delhi on April 26. - Staff Reporter

10th class student commits suicideKakinada: Kandregula Padma Kumari, 16, studying in class 10, committed suicide fearing that she would fail in the public examination by consuming pesticide at her home in Devaguptham village on Wednesday. - Correspondent

Name Vamsadhara after Latchanna: NaiduVISAKHAPATNAM: Telugu Desam president N. Chandrababu Naidu has asked the Government to name the Vamsadhara major irrigation project in Srikakulam after veteran freedom fighter Sardar Gouthu Latchanna, who passed away on Wednesday.

Speaking to newsmen here on Thursday, Mr. Naidu described Latchanna as an epitome of struggle, sacrifice and great concern for Backward Classes. - Special Correspondent

Indervelli firing anniversary peacefulADILABAD: The 25th anniversary of the infamous Indervelli police firing passed off peacefully on Thursday. The police imposed Section 144 as a precautionary measure. The bandh call given by Maoists had no impact and normal life was not affected. As many as 17 Gond tribals were killed in the incident. - Staff Reporter

Laddu moisture analyser commissionedTIRUMALA: TTD Special Officer A.V. Dharma Reddy on Thursday commissioned the newly purchased laddu moisture analyser machine at the TTD Water and Food Analysis Laboratory.

It detects the moisture content not only in the raw materials used in the preparation of various `prasadams' but also in the much sought-after laddus. - Staff Reporter

Tourism Department circular unfair: CPIHYDERABAD: K. Narayana, secretary of the State Council of the CPI, has appealed to the Tourism Department to withdraw the circular asking contract employees to make a bank deposit of Rs. 30,000 each. In a statement, he said it was unfair that such a huge amount was being sought as deposit from employees who get meagre salaries. - Special Correspondent

Kolleru official faintsELURU: P. Munu Swamy, Officer on Special Duty, Kolleru, swooned due to oppressive heat on his return from the blasting of a fish pond near Kalakurru village in Kolleru. Earlier, a battery of Government personnel, with newsmen new tow, set out for Kolleru operation in the prohibited contour near the village on a country boat. - Staff Reporter

Coordinators for panchayat pollsHyderabad: PCC president K. Keshava Rao here on Thursday announced the names of district coordinators and joint coordinators for the ensuing panchayat elections. Releasing the list to the media, he said that the coordinators would work with DCC presidents, MLAs and MPs but would not interfere with the selection of candidates. - Special Correspondent