ANDHRA PRADESH

Around the City

Commodity prices

Following were the prices (in rupees per kg) of essential commodities in the local wholesale market on Friday: Groundnut oil - 54, palmolein oil - 38.75, sunflower oil - 50, tamarind (flower variety) - 20 to 28, tamarind (karipuli variety) - 42 to 48, chillis (new) - 15 to 20, rice (2716) - 13, rice (superfine) - 15, rice (sona masoori) - 17 to 19, rice (samba masoori) - 16 to 17.50, black gram - 26 to 29, red gram - 24.50 to 31.50. - Staff Reporter

Police chief promises action

The Vijayawada city Commissioner of Police, Umesh Sharraf, on Friday, said that action would be taken against those who were pasting wall posters and stickers and hanging banners in public places. . - Staff Reporter

School for child labourers

The Navajeevan Bala Bhavan, in association with the Jana Sikshana Samsthan, opened a school for child labourers at Augonagar on Friday. Children can pursue sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth standards in school and appear for examinations to be conducted by the National Open School. - Staff Reporter

New vehicle launched

Ashok Leyland launched its new vehicle, ecomet 1112 BS II, a light commercial vehicle, in the city market here on Friday. The regional transport officer, Krishnaveni, the assistant manager of the company, B. Devakarupaiah, and others were present. - Staff Reporter

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