Special Correspondent

VISAKHAPATNAM: City Commissioner of Police J. Poornachandra Rao on Tuesday released ‘Vaisakhi', a special issue brought out by Telugu daily Andhra Bhoomi on the occasion of its silver jubilee of city edition as well as the group's English daily Deccan Chronicle.

Speaking on the occasion, he dwelt on the trends in media, particularly with respect to sensationalising news and appreciated the Telugu daily for its independent expression. Chief guest of the evening GVMC Commissioner V.N. Vishnu appreciated the newspaper's concern for north Andhra and Visakhapatnam by coming out with the book which included several articles on the region. Editor of Andhra Bhoomi M.V.R. Sastry presided over the function. CEO Thomas, General Manager Sudhakar, writer and poet Ramatheertha and others spoke.