YSR celebrates Christmas with familyKADAPA: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy celebrated Christmas along with members of his family and relatives at his estates at Idupulapaya in Vempalle mandal on Monday. He along with his

family offered prayers at CSI Town Church at and Kadapa MP Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy was present. - Staff Reporter

Tirumala hundiTIRUMALA: The hundi income crossed Rs.1-crore mark on Monday. For the fourth day in a row, the income at the famous temple of Lord Venkateswara crossed the mark of Rs. 1 crore (Rs. 1.52 crores) in a single day, according to temple sources. - Staff Reporter

TDP review put offHYDERABAD: The TDP's proposed meeting to review the Karimnagar and Bobbili Lok Sabha bypolls on December 26 and 27 has been postponed in view of the party's State-wide programme of organising protests at power sub-stations, according to a press release issued here. - Special Correspondent

B.Ed counsellingHYDERABAD: Counselling for admissions to B.Ed colleges will begin on December 30. The first phase will continue till January 6. APSCHE Secretary M.D. Christopher said counselling would be conducted for mathematics, physical sciences, biological sciences and social studies. - Staff Reporter

Parvati bereavedHYDERABAD: Dasari Krishnamurthy (83), father of NTR TDP president and widow of former Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao N. Lakshmi Parvati died at a private hospital here on Monday following a heart attack. He is survived by wife. - Special Correspondent

D.Ed course teachersHYDERABAD: The Government has accorded permission to the Director, State Council of Educational Research and Training, for approval of teaching staff for D.Ed course. Director, SCERT, in a release directed private B.Ed colleges to submit staff lists of D.Ed by January 4. - Staff Reporter

Profile brought outHYDERABAD: The APSCHE has brought out `Profile of higher education of Andhra Pradesh-2006' with details of professional and non-professional colleges in the State. The book with two volumes is for sale at price of Rs.500 per copy. Copies will be available at the APSCHE office or they can be had by post on payment of DD of Rs.600 taken in favour of Secretary, APSCHE, payable at Hyderabad. - Staff Reporter

Field assistants' meetHYDERABAD: The problems faced by field assistants in the implementation of the Rural Employment Guarantee scheme will be discussed at a meet here on December 29 to be organised by the Andhra Pradesh Agricultural Workers' Association. - Special Correspondent

KCR's gestureKARIMNAGAR: TRS president and Karimnagar MP K. Chandrasekhar Rao announced an ex gratia of Rs. 2 lakhs from the party fund to TRS Bejjanki mandal president Shankar Reddy who was killed in a road accident on Rajiv Rahadari on Monday. - Staff Reporter

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