VHP bandh total

Sangareddy: The bandh organised by the Viswa Hindu Parishat, Bhajarang Dal and ABVP to protest against the demolition of a religious structure on the National Highway - 9 near the Sangareddy crossroads, was complete with all the shops and other establishments remaining closed here on Tuesday.

Police used mild force to disperse the agitating activists who blocked the main road in Sangareddy. Thirty activists were arrested to facilitate movement of traffic on the road. Earlier, the protesters took out a rally from the Ambedkar statue and tried to proceed towards the cross roads. The police stopped them from reaching the spot. Staff Reporter

DD special programmes

TIRUPATI: The Doordarshan Kendra, Tirupati, will be telecasting two special programmes on its Sapthagiri channel next week.

A programme on Tirupati-based Carriage Repair Shop (South Central Railways) will be telecast at 10.30 a.m. on July 10 while the drama `Ambothu', a golden Nandi award winner for 2004, will be telecast at 11.05 a.m. on July 12, a release said. __Staff Reporter

Nagubandi heads

State AIPP

HYDERABAD: Nagubandi Satyanarayana, Chairman, APCC Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Cell, has been appointed working president of the State unit of All-India Panchayat Parishad.

He will be the coordinator for the southern States' regional conference to be held in Andhra Pradesh, according to orders issued by Subodh Kant Sahai, president, All-India Panchayat Parishad and Minister of State for Food Processing Industries.

__Staff Reporter

Woman jumps into

well with children

TIRUPATI: A woman resorted to killing herself and her two children -- Shaik Mohammad, 3, and Sk.Ashmin, 14 months, by jumping into a well in Rompicherla in the district on Tuesday. According to the police, Shaik Shabana, 23, had a verbal tiff with her husband, Shaik Altaf.__Staff Reporter

TANA announces


GUNTUR: The Telugu Association of North America has selected six Telugu students from the State to help them pursue higher studies in the United States for the 2005-06 academic year.

In a press release issued here on Tuesday, the TANA Foundation chairman, Yugandhara Rao Vallabhaneni, said that each student would get $2,000 under the sponsored Graduate Scholarship programme. The names of the recipients and sponsors in the brackets are: Pradeep Kumar R. Aedunutual of Warangal (Padmavathy and Ravindranath Guthikonda), M.Srinivasa Kumar of Guntur (Satyavathy and Yugandhara Rao Vallabhaneni), Kancherla Soumya of Vijayawada, Potireddy Neelima of Chennai, M. Kiran Kumar of Hyderabad and Boddu Katyayani of Vijayawada (Swarajya Lakshmi and Sudir Babu Guthikonda, Padmavathy and Ravindranath Guthikonda). __Staff Reporter

Hearing on Suri

shifting today

ANANTAPUR: The Additional Judicial First Class Magistrate Court on Tuesday adjourned hearing on a petition filed by the Superintendent of Sub-Jail at Reddypalli requesting the court to move the key accused in the Parititala Ravindra murder case, G. Suryanarayana Reddy alias Suri, to a central prison, to Wednesday.

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Teachers' plea

HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh United Teacher's Association (UTF) has demanded the Government to regularise the services of all the SC, ST and BC special vidya volunteers (SVV), recruited through the District Selection Committee (DSC) test in 2003. The UTF president, Ch. Subash Chandra Bose, submitted a memorandum to the Director of School Education, K. Ramakrishna Rao on Tuesday.

Woman naxal


CHITTOOR: A naxalite, Maddela Sumiti alias Radha alias Sarada, surrendered before the Superintendent of Police, V.V. Gopalakrishna, on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference, he said that she is a native of Erragudipallu in Srikalahasthi mandal. Attracted by revolutionary songs, she joined the naxalite movement in 1995.

- Correspondent

Medicos stage


ANANTAPUR: Students of the Government Medical College here staged a rasta roko on the NH-7 at Thapovanam here on Tuesday as part of their agitation.

The president of the Undergraduate Students' Association, S. Kuldeep, asked the State Government either to post sufficient number of teachers for the college or transfer them to other colleges.

- Staff Reporter

Security beefed up

at temples

Nellore: The district police administration has sounded a general alert following the terrorist attack on Ram Janmabhoomi temple at Ayodhya on Tuesday.

According to the Additional SP, D.V.S.S. Murthy, patrolling has been intensified at all vulnerable places, including temples. People have been advised to observe restraint and not to give scope for any apprehensions. - Staff Reporter

ABVP activists burn

Pakistan flag

CUDDAPAH: The Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad activists burnt the Pakistan flag at Seven- Road junction on Tuesday condemning the terrorist attack on Ram Janmabhoomi at Ayodhya. - Staff Reporter

Chosen member of

advisory panel

Nellore: The renewable energy expert, A. Jagadeesh, has been chosen member, Advisory Committee, Engineering for Developing Communities, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA.

A professor at RKM Engineering College, Kavarapettai, Tamil Nadu, he hails from Nellore.

- Staff Reporter

Red sanders seized

Nellore: Officials of the Forest Department has seized a tipper along with 60 logs of red sanders at Paravolu village near Venkatagiri town on Monday night.

The value of seized material is estimated at Rs. 2 lakhs. - Staff Reporter

Man dies as

van overturns

KURNOOL: One person died and four others sustained injuries when a van overturned near Nandikotkur on Tuesday. The dead was identified as Kirankumar Reddy. - Staff Reporter

Man charged with

killing wife

CUDDAPAH: A man allegedly killed his wife on Tuesday at Uppalapadu village in Mylavaram mandal suspecting her fidelity.

Adam and Santoshamma of Chinnakomerla village, who married a decade ago, have two sons and a daughter. Santoshamma recently deserted Adam, who suspected her fidelity, but reunited following intervention of some elders, according to the police. Continuing to suspect his wife, Adam allegedly killed her.

- Staff Reporter

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