ANDHRA PRADESH

Around the city

Commodity prices

The following are the prices (per kg) of the essential commodities in the local wholesale market, according to The Vijayawada Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Groundnut oil Rs 50.50, palmolein Oil Rs 39.50, sunflower oil Rs 49, tamarind (flower variety) Rs 21 to Rs 27, Tamarind (Karipuli Variety) Rs 42 to Rs 48, Chilles: Ac Rs 25 to Ts 30, non Ac Rs 10 to 15, rice 2716 Rs 13, rice super fine Rs 15, rice sona masoori Rs 15 to RS 17, blackgram (pottu Minapattu) Rs 37.20, red gram (kandipappu) Rs 24, pandiripalem Rs 7, Nagpur Rs 32.

Mala Mahanadu

advice to TDP

Krishna District Mala Mahanadu president P. Ramesh had asked the Telugu Desam Party to respect the Supreme Court verdict on SC categorisation and asked party supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu not to try and instigate mathikas on malas for political reasons. On Monday, Ramesh along with other members staged a dharna in front of the TD office. He said the Supreme Court had given a historic verdict in 2004 and it is the responsibility of TD to abide by it. He also found fault with Mr. Naidu for harming the unity of Dalits in the State and asked the TD to give up the divide and rule policy.

Gulzar visits

complexes

Vijayawada Municipal Commissioner Natarajan Gulzar on Monday inspected several commercial complexes in Governor pet, Beasant Road, Ali Baig Street and removed the unauthorized business activities carried out in the cellars. He asked the traders that use the cellars for the parking purpose alone and any deviation will not be tolerated. City planner Anand Babu, ACP II Ranganayakulu and a posse of policemen carried out the inspection.

Pat for challenged

swimmers

VMC Commissioner Natarajan Gulzar congratulated the physically challenged swimmers from city, who won laurels to the city in a national meet held at Kolkata recently. He appreciated the efforts of swimmers Sk Karimullah, Venkata Narasaiah, Ganesh, Kiran, Siva Reddy, Laxman, said Krishna District Amateur Aquatic Association secretary Narasimha Rao here on Monday.

Drucker remembered

The post-graduate department of business administration of Akkineni Nageswara Rao College paid rich tributes to management guru Peter F. Drucker at a function held on the college premises on Monday. B.N.V. Ayyappa Ramakrishna, a student of third semester MBA, unveiled the photo of Drucker on the occasion.