ANDHRA PRADESH

Briefly

Vizag boy excels

HYDERABAD: Anubrolu Vasudev (Visakhapatnam), V. Satya Krishna Vamsi (East Godavari) and K. Asha Kiran (Guntur) bagged the first three prizes in the State-level painting competition organised by NTPC on Tuesday. Consolation prizes went to D. Sai Praneeth, Yaikhoma Yengkhom, Aditya Pandey, K. Sai Kishore and D. Nayya.The first two prize-winners will represent the State in the national painting competition on December 12 in New Delhi.- Special Correspondent

Election observer arrives

KARIMNAGAR: Election observer for the by-election to Karimnagar parliament constituency -- Karnataka Beverages MD N. Shivasailam -- arrived in town on Wednesday. Those interested can consult him on phone number 0878-2261160 or fax no. 0878-2261150. - Staff Reporter

Papers to be filed

KARIMNAGAR: TDP nominee and district president L. Ramana will file his nomination papers on Thursday by taking out a massive rally in the town. - Staff Reporter

Move resented

HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh Chit Funds Federation has criticised the Cabinet sub-committee's proposal to cut the companies' commission from 5 to 2 per cent. Expressing resentment over the decision Ch. Janardhan Reddy, general secretary, said if implemented, the proposal would result in closure of 90 per cent of chit fund firms. - Special Correspondent

Ryot electrocuted

KADAPA: A farmer Mopuri Ramamohan (35) was electrocuted in Nallapureddipalle village in Pulivendula mandal on Tuesday night when he switched on his agricultural pumpset to water his crop.

- Staff Reporter

Music exponent dead

HYDERABAD: `Gayaka Siromani' Kalluri Muralikrishna (62), veteran Carnatic music exponent died at a private hospital here following brief illness. In a condolence message on Wednesday, Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy expressed shock and grief at the sudden demise of Muralikrishna. - Special Correspondent

40 taken ill

ADILABAD: Forty students of Wadoli Mandal Parishad School in Utnoor mandal took ill on Wednesday after lunch, which comprised of eggs. The students complained of vomiting soon after the lunch under the mid-day meals scheme. - Staff Reporter

Non-stop bhajans

TIRUPATI: `Akhanda Bhajana' (non-stop bhajans) will be conducted at Tirumala for a week starting Thursday, in which several cultural troupes from across the State will participate. - Staff Reporter

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