Around the City


Forecast: Partly cloudy sky with a spell of rain or thundershower likely. Maximum temperature would be around 35 degrees Celsius. Waltair, the maximum temperature was 31 degrees Celsius and the minimum was 25 degrees Celsius respectively on Thursday. Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 72 per cent and at 5.30 p.m. was 72 per cent.

At Airport, the maximum and minimum temperatures were 34 degrees Celsius and 24.8 degrees Celsius respectively. Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 70 per cent and at 5.30 p.m. was 65 per cent.

The maximum and minimum temperatures were 32.2 degrees Celsius and 23.8 degrees Celsius respectively at Dolphin's Nose. Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 62 per cent.

Energy conservation

Visakhapatnam Steel Plant on Thursday launched an energy conservation awareness programme for school children. The VSP Energy Manager, C.S. Gupta, inaugurating the programme, underscored the importance of energy conservation. He said that VSP has been receiving National Energy Conservation Award from the Union Ministry of Power for five consecutive years.


Lapsed registrations of the Andhra University Employment Bureau will be renewed for the period from March 2002 to this month-end. Interested candidates can contact the deputy chief of the bureau with their registration identity card and certificates.

Seminar on VAT

Vizag Jaycees will conduct a business seminar on VAT with the Commercial Taxes Department officials as faculty. All topics on VAT would be covered, and interested participants can get details from JC president, Prakash Kochar (Tel: 2560777 or 94408-58893), or its secretary, Prakash Jain (2569749 or 94406-10091).

Water sports


To promote water sports like water skiing, tobogganing, water sledding, knee-boarding, etc., the Visakha Water Sports Club is organising a demonstration of water sports at the Ramakrishna Beach here on Friday. Among them tobogganing will be the first to be demonstrated on water from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The activity will be open from Saturday and interested may contact the secretary of the association, N.A.V. Prasad Reddy (98481 85543) or Richard Irwin (93463 05679) or Mr. D.S. Reddy (98482 35793).

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