ANDHRA PRADESH

Around the City

Drop in humidity

Gannavaram airport recorded a maximum temperature of 33.7 degree Celsius and minimum of 25.3 degree Celsius on Saturday. Humidity, which was recorded at 74 per cent in the morning dropped to 61 per cent in the evening.

Commodity prices

The following were the prices (in rupees per kg) of essential commodities in the local wholesale market on Tuesday: Groundnut oil: 53, palmolein oil: 46, sunflower oil: 53.50, tamarind (flower variety): 32 to 37, tamarind (karipuli variety): 42 to 48, chillies (refrigerated): 24 to 28, chillies: 14 to 18, rice (2716): 13, rice superfine (samba masoori): 14 to 15, rice sona masoori: 15 to 16, black gram (pottu minapappu): 19 to 25, red gram (kandipappu): 29.50 to 34.

Nirmala School

champions

Nirmala High School won the all round championship in the inter-school contest conducted by the St. John's Public School to mark the 61st birth anniversary of T.S. Thyagaraju, founder secretary of the school.

School principal, Iris Sylvester, said over 250 students from 22 schools in the city participated in the inter-school contest.

Memorial lecture

Former Irrigation advisor to the State Government, Cherukuri Veeraiah, will deliver the 25th Dr. T.V.S.Chalapathi Rao Memorial Lecture on the topic "Krishna waters-A Permanent solution" at the IMA hall at 5 p.m. on Monday.

Former Mayor of Vijayawada, T. Venkateswara Rao, will preside over the function.

Mahotsavam

The 21-day deeksha of Sri Pratyeka Sanaischara Swamy will commence on August 18 and end on September 8. Special pujas will be offered at the Sanaichara swamy temple on the banks of Krishna river near the Sitammapadalu temple here during these 21 days (ardhamandalam).

The deeksha coinciding with the Krishna Pushkarams is being seen as special and auspicious.

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