Three attempt suicide

KURNOOL: A trader, his wife and 18-year-old daughter attempted suicide at Nandyal on Friday. Alleged harassment by some Congress leaders to force the victim to quit a post in Bhadravati Bhavana Rushi Devastanam committee was said to be the reason for the extreme step. Following a declaration by the victims, the police registered a case five persons. - Staff Reporter

Contests for students

HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh chapter of National Safety Council is organising painting competitions for school children, slogan writing and painting competitions for ITI students and essay-writing contests for polytechnic/engineering students on January 29 at the Institution of Engineers, Khairatabad. - Special Correspondent

Athletic meet

GUNTUR: Guntur region of APSTRC is hosting the M.P.V.Anantha Memorial Athletic Championship, which will be held from Sunday. As many as 400 athletes and 67 officers from across the State will participate in the three-day event. - Staff Reporter

Student ends life

VIZIANAGARAM: Pyla Narayana (19), a second year degree student of Thandra Paparaya College in Bobbili committed suicide by consuming pesticide in his home at Gollapalli after his father scolded him on Thursday night. - Correspondent

Whizkid bags medal

TIRUPATI: T.V.R. Vijayaraghavan, a chess prodigy of Tirupati, has bagged a silver medal and a certificate by standing second in the U-19 chess tournament conducted by School Games Federation of India at Visakhapatnam recently as part of the national school games. - Staff Reporter

Dharna postponed

HYDERABAD: The Backward Classes Reservations Struggle Committee on Friday announced postponement of its dharna scheduled between January 29 and February 6. - Special Correspondent

RI for ten persons

ANANTAPUR: Ten persons were sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment by the Additional District and Sessions Court at Hindupur in the district on Friday. The case pertained to March 2001 when one M. Ganganna was killed at Peddannavaripalli of Talupula mandal on March 9, 2001 in a land dispute. - Staff Reporter

Ratha Sapthami

Tirumala: The Ratha Sapthami festival will be observed at Venkateswara temple on February 4. The processional deity of Lord Malyappaswamy will be brought out in a grand procession on seven vahanams.