ANDHRA PRADESH

Briefly

Exam results on Net

HYDERABAD: The IT and Communication Department has made arrangements with the departments concerned to make SSC, Intermediate and I and II year degree examination results available through 776 Rajiv Internet Village Centres in the State. The results will be made available through the AP Online (eSeva).

R.P. Sisodia, Director of eSeva, said in a press release on Saturday that operators of Internet centres would provide printed copies of the provisional marks memo to interested candidates. They would collect Rs. 5 as service charge for each printer copy. _ Staff Reporter

Appointed

Special Officer

HYDERABAD: N. Venudhar Reddy has been posted as Special Officer, Andhra Pradesh Information Centre, AP Bhavan. The Chief Secretary, Mohan Kanda, issued orders on Saturday.

B. Janardhan Reddy, Guntur Joint Collector, has been transferred as Project Coordinator, Andhra Pradesh Urban Services for the Poor. _ Staff Reporter

Sarpanch's house

torched

KHAMMAM: The house of Bandaru Lingaiah, sarpanch of Tekulacheruvu village in Burgumpadu mandal was set afire by some unidentified persons late on Friday night. The sarpanch's wife and daughter who were sleeping inside the house managed to escape.

The miscreants set fire to the house by pouring petrol from a window. It was attributed to the rivalries between two groups in the village. _ Staff Reporter

Man electroducted

ANANTAPUR: One Subbarayudu (40) was electrocuted at Siddarampuram village of Atmakur mandal in the district on Saturday when a household service cable fell on him. Meanwhile, 37 mandals recorded an average of 8.7 mm rainfall on Friday night. _ Staff Reporter

Tour packages

KURNOOL: The Tourism Department has announced tourism packages for different places in May.

According to a statement, 16-day tour package specially developed for Government employees to cover north India for 16 days costs Rs. 8,500.

The four-day Shirdi yatra costs Rs. 2,500 for adults and Rs. 2,000 for children. The six-day Goa trip costs Rs. 2,750 for adults and Rs. 2,200 for children. Also, a seven-day package for Kodaicanal costs Rs. 3,750 for adults and Rs. 3,000 for children. _ Staff Reporter

No holiday

HYDERABAD: The Central Government Employees' Welfare Coordination Committee and Regional Sports Board, here, said on Saturday that April 18 is a working day for all Central Government offices in the State.

The closed holiday on account of Sri Ramanavami is only for the offices located in New Delhi, according to C. Sailaja, Secretary of the board who is the Senior Deputy Accountant-General. _ Staff Reporter

Three die in

suicide pact

KURNOOL: Three members of a family committed suicide in their house at Nirmala Nagar in the city on Saturday. The deceased were identified as Sankaraiah, electrical lineman and wife Savitramma. The third body is believed to be that of their son.

The bodies were in a highly decomposed state. According to neighbours, the couple was dejected since their daughter married against their wishes.

Home guard

hangs self

CUDDAPAH: A home guard, D. Venkata Suresh Reddy (22), hanged himself at Acharya Colony in Proddatur town on Friday. _ Staff Reporter

Ph.Ds awarded

TIRUPATI: SV University has awarded a Ph.D in physics to

Venkatasubba Reddy, currently working with CSIR, for studies on atmospheric gravity waves and planetary waves over a tropical station using Indian MST Radar and Lidar.

Similarly, K. Manekshaw Dayan, was awarded a Ph.D in political science and public administration for his work "A study of reservations for Scheduled Castes in Andhra Pradesh, with special reference to their classification".

Ambedkar Jayanthi

CUDDAPAH: Reforms affected social justice and rule of reservations, the Kulavivaksha Vyatireka Porata Sangham State vice-president, G. Ramulu, observed.

Addressing Ambedkar jayanthi celebrations on LIC divisional office premises yesterday, Mr. Ramulu said reforms introduced 13 years ago led to closure of many public sector undertakings and retrenchment of employees.

As Dalits were the worst-affected section by unbridled privatisation, the demand for reservations in private sector was gaining strength, he stated.

The LIC Employees Association divisional general secretary, B.V.S. Raju and LIC Senior Divisional Manager, M..K. Bhuktha, also spoke.

Irrigation works to be taken up

NELLORE: The Minister for Minor Irrigation, A. Chandrasekhar, has said works costing Rs. 33 crores will be undertaken in Nellore district, for which proposals from MLAs have been approved. He told reporters here on Saturday, that those occupying the tank beds and lands in nearby areas have to vacate and added that rehabilitation would be provided as per existing regulations. Also housing would be under taken as per norms of `Rajiv Gruhakalpa' scheme.

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