ANDHRA PRADESH

Briefly



Nominations found to be in orderHyderabad: All the six Rajya Sabha candidates from Andhra Pradesh will be declared elected on Monday as their nominations have been found to be in order by the returning officer. S.D. Azeez Pasha (CPI), Dasari Narayana Rao, G. Sanjeeva Reddy, Rashid Alvi, K. Keshava Rao (all Congress) and M.V. Mysoora Reddy (TDP) filed their nominations on Friday. - Special Correspondent

Award for Upper Sileru projectHYDERABAD: The Upper Sileru Hydroelectric Project (4 X 60 mw) has been selected by the Power Ministry under the National Meritorious Performance Award Scheme for its performance in 2004-05.

According to an APGenco press release here on Saturday, the award was instituted with effect from 2004-05. The project achieved a generation of 544 mu against the annual target of 380 mu. - Special Correspondent

High-power panel inspects PG centreKADAPA: Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education Chairman K.C. Reddy and six members of a high-power committee inspected Sri Venkateswara University Post-Graduate Centre on Saturday for constructing buildings necessary for Yogi Vemana University.

Joint Director of Higher Education Parameswar Reddy, APSCHE Secretary Christopher, Collector G. Asok Kumar and PG Centre special officer Siva Reddy also took part. - Staff Reporter

TRS alleges smear campaignHYDERABAD: The TRS has decried what it described as an attempt by some newspapers to defame the party, claiming only TRS legislators' list was found with the purported Rajya Sabha aspirant R.P. Mallik whose room was raided on Friday following the arrest of two persons with Rs. 25 lakhs. V. Prakash, in-charge of the TRS legislature affairs wing, in a press release on Saturday denied that the party decided to support Mallik as an independent candidate. - Special Correspondent

End of the road for fugitiveKADAPA: A life convict Potte Ramulu, 52, of Lomada in Simhadripuram mandal, who was at large since grant of parole 24 years ago, was nabbed, DSP K.N. Bhaskaran told newsmen at Simhadripuram police station on Friday.

Simhadripuram SI Nagabhushan spotted Ramulu at Pulivendula bus stand and nabbed him, the DSP said. - Staff Reporter

29 acquitted in triple murder caseKADAPA: Fast Track Court Judge T. Easwara Rao acquitted all the 29 accused persons in a case of triple murder in Bonala village in Lingala mandal.

Komma Rajeswara Reddy, Komma Venkatasubba Reddy and a jeep driver Allah Vali were hacked to death by rivals at Bonala on January 3, 2002. The Lingala police booked a case against 29 accused persons. - Staff Reporter

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`Srikakulam Utsav' from March 28Srikakulam: The `Srikakaulam Utsav-2006' will be celebrated for three days from March 28. It is planned to synchronise the last day celebrations with `Vyaya Ugaadi'.

Collector A. Koteswara Rao will hold a meeting at Kodi Ramamurthy Stadium on Sunday to finalise details of the utsav. - Special Correspondent

Suicide bid by Hindi punditMAHABUBNAGAR: A Hindi pundit from Narayanpet, Srinivas made an attempt to immolate himself, seeking posting for Hindi pundits qualified in the 2002 DSC in front of the Collectorate here on Saturday.

Some 30 Hindi pundits qualified in the DSC who staged a demonstration near the Collectorate alleged that the administration was conducting counselling on Saturday to those qualified in 2003 DSC. District Collector M. Jagadeeshwar promised to look into the issue. - Correspondent

Khadi exhibitionKakinada: Revenue Divisional Officer K. Nageswera Rao on Saturday inaugurated the weeklong district-level khadi and village industries exhibition at the Suryakala Mandir here. In addition to khadi, various articles such as toys, pickles, herbal products, caps, baskets and bags made up of palm leaves and special broomsticks from Paderu were being exhibited. - Correspondent

Dies in road accidentKakinada: A farm worker Setti Ramakoti (18) was killed on the spot and his colleague Kesana Gangaraju (28) suffered injuries when the moped they were travelling on from Draksharama to Yanam was hit by an RTC bus near Addampalli junction on Saturday. Gangaraju was admitted to the Government hospital here. - Correspondent

National workshopVIZIANAGARAM: The Chemical Engineering Department of M.V.G.R. College of Engineering here organised a national workshop on `Pollution Control Methodology' on Saturday. - Correspondent

Minister reviews hospital functioningCHIRALA: Finance Minister K. Rosaiah, who is also holding health portfolio, on Saturday reviewed the functioning of Chirala Government area hospital with District Collector B. Udayalakshmi and other officials.

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Khadi exhibition inauguratedKakinada: Revenue Divisional Officer K. Nageswera Rao on Saturday inaugurated the week long district-level khadi and village industries exhibition at the Suryakala Mandir here. He urged people to patronise khadi fabrics besides products of the village industries.

In addition to khadi, various articles such as toys, pickles, herbal products, caps, baskets and bags made up of palm leaves and special broomsticks from Paderu were being exhibited. Decorative pieces made up of special type of clay from West Bengal were also on display. K. Krishna Swamy, Divisional Director, Khadi and Village Industries Commission, Visakhapatnam, also spoke. - Correspondent

Dies in road accidentKakinada: A farm worker Setti Ramakoti (18) was killed on the spot and his colleague Kesana Gangaraju (28) suffered injuries when the moped they were travelling on from Draksharama to Yanam was hit by an RTC bus near Addampalli junction on Saturday. Gangaraju was admitted to the Government hospital here. - Correspondent

Workshop on pollution controlVIZIANAGARAM: The Chemical Engineering Department of M.V.G.R. College of Engineering here organised a national workshop on `Pollution Control Methodology' on Saturday. Vice-president of Aurabindo Pharma M. L. N. Srinivas lighted the lamp to mark the inauguration of the workshop. He said it was the responsibility of every individual to protect environment for healthy living. Representatives from various academic and industrial houses participated. Convenor of the workshop P. V. Gopala Singh and others were present. - Correspondent

CIs transferredNIZAMABAD: Eight Circle Inspectors in the Nizamabad police range have been transferred. Orders to this effect were issued by Deputy Inspector General of Police Anjani Kumar on Saturday. CCS Circle Inspector T. Bhoomaiah has been shifted to Hyderabad range and A.V. Ranga Reddy from Hyderabad range has been posted in his place. Zaheerabad rural CI B.V. Murali Manohar has been posted as Inspector DCRB, Medak, replacing C. Linganna who has been transferred as CI, Medak. Medak CI Md. Hussain has been shifted to Siddhipet traffic replacing M. Nethanial who has been moved to Cyberabad Commissionerate. M. Siddaiah, CI Bheemgal has been posted here as traffic CI in the place A. Ramulu who has been transferred to Bheemgal. - Staff Reporter

Woman's death leads to tensionSangareddy: Police resorted to a mild lathicharge disperse a mob which pelted stones at the DVR College of Engineering and Technology at Kashipur village on Saturday following the death of a housewife in an accident involving one of the college buses. According to Sangareddy SDPO Mustaq Ahmad, the college bus, which was operated by a private contractor, hit the auto in which four people were travelling. Ashamma, (25), of Cheryala died on the spot and three others -- Murali, Mahmood and Jehangir -- received injuries. Meanwhile the college announced Rs 15,000 as compensation and Rammohan Rao the owner of bus has announced Rs 1 lakh ex gratia to the kin of Ashamma.- Staff Reporter

TDP's `Palle Palleku'from March 19NALGONDA: Telugu Desam State Vice-President Gutta Sukhender Reddy on Friday said that his party would launch "Palle Palleku" programme at Ammanabolu in Narketpally mandal on March 19. Former MLA and district party incharge Dayakar Reddy, district unit president Badugula Lingaiah Yadav and other leaders would participate in the programme.

Forest Department building blastedWARANGAL: A group of suspected naxals blasted a Forest Department building at Eturunagaram late on Friday night. According to the information reaching here, the naxals pitched a landmine to the central nursery building of Forest Department and detonated it in the wee hours of Saturday. The police suspect that it could be the handiwork of militants.- Staff Reporter