ANDHRA PRADESH

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Campaign against corruption

KARIMNAGAR: To check corruption and cleanse the political set-up, the Lok Satta has decided to launch a campaign 'praja rajyam' from January 21 to educate people for a better governance.

Lok Satta national convenor Jayaprakash Narayan will launch the campaign from Karimnagar district by participating in various programme in Thimmapur, Karimnagar and Jammikunta mandals. - Staff Reporter

Bank staff gesture

KURNOOL: Kurnool Bank Employees Coordination committee donated a bus shelter worth Rs. 50,000 at Premgiri on the outskirts of the city commemorating the diamond jubilee year of the union, State secretary of AIBEA V.G.S. Karunakar said. The organisation was conducting sports competitions for the members between January 16 and 29 on the occasion.

- Staff Reporter

Two killed in accidents

Nellore: One person was killed at Kavali dalitawada area of Muttukuru mandal, when the tractor in which he was seated suddenly overturned in the slush in the field. The incident took place when the tractor lost its control due to loose soil. The deceased has been identified as Y. Srinivasulu (27) and the police are investigating.

In another incident at Butchireddipalem, 12 km. from here, a four-year-old girl who was injured after she was hit by a tractor, later succumbed at Government hospital. - Staff Reporter

Ball badminton tourney opened

KADAPA: Jammalamadugu town will be developed into a sports centre, Congress MLA of Jammalamadugu C. Adinarayana Reddy said on Friday.

Speaking after inaugurating the three-day 20th district-level Senior Inter ball badminton championship at the Government girls junior college at Jammalamadugu, the MLA said a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 would be awarded to the first prize winner, Rs. 5,000 to the runner-up and Rs. 5,000 for the third position.

- Staff Reporter

Ends life under train

Kakinada: A Class IV Railway employee of Guntakal station P.C. Paddaiah (37) reportedly committed suicide by putting his head under a running goods train near the Town railway station here on Friday morning. The Railway police have registered the case. - Correspondent

Tobacco barn damaged in fire

Nellore: A tobacco barn was damaged due to sudden fire in Rajupalem village of Kaligiri mandal on Thursday.

According to reports reaching here, apart from tobacco, the firewood and other accessories of the barn were burnt, before the arrival of fire tenders from Vinjamoor and the loss is said to be around Rs. 30,000. - Staff Reporter

Governor calls on YSR's ailing mother

HYDERABAD: Governor Sushil Kumar Shinde on Saturday called on Jayamma, the ailing mother of Chief Minister Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy at Apollo Hospital. Special Correspondent

'Manya baata' covers 500 km so far

Kakinada: 'Manya baata' programme, launched by the CPI(M) seeking comprehensive development of the agency area, has so far covered a distance of 500 km, according to party district unit secretary D. Subba Rao.

It was found during the programme that corruption was rampant in the implementation of developmental works and the funds sanctioned for providing basic amenities there were being misused, the CPI(M) leader alleged. - Correspondent

Rare honour for NIT professor

WARANGAL: Iyengar, professor of Mathematics, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, has been unanimously elected president of Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ISTAM).

He was elected at the recently-held 50th congress of ISTAM at IIT, Kharagpur. Academics of Andhra Pradesh, students and faculty of NIT, Warangal, felt proud of the rare honour conferred on Prof. Iyengar. - Staff Reporter

Woman ends life

Kakinada: A housewife Gangira Sarada Nagaveni, 32, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in Jagannaickpur area here on Friday. Her body was sent for post-mortem examination.- Correspondent

Appointed to farm technology mission

HYDERABAD: D.A. Somayajulu, Adviser to State Government on Economic Affairs and Policy Implementation, has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the Agriculture Technology Mission, headed by Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.

The terms and conditions of his appointment will be issued shortly, according to an order issued by the Agriculture and Cooperation Department. - Special Correspondent

Sarpanch succumbs to bullet wounds

Sangareddy: Khajipur sarpanch T. Babu, who was shot at by four Maoists at his residence last month, died at NIMS in Hyderabad on Friday.

Babu was shot at by assailants from very close range.

He succumbed to the wounds after prolonged treatment. - Staff Reporter

Pseudo-naxalite, two Maoists held

KARIMNAGAR: The Dharmapuri police arrested two Maoists and a pseudo-naxalite at different places in the mandal and recovered a hand grenade, five gelatine sticks and five detonators from their possession on Friday.

According to the police, the two Maoists - B. Babu and B. Prabhakar of Arepalli village -- procured the grenade and gelatine sticks from the dalam to attack the police.

In another case, Ch. Malla Reddy has been arrested for allegedly claiming himself as the Maoist leader and demanding money from politicians. - Staff Reporter

Debt-ridden weaver commits suicide

KARIMNAGAR: Increasing debts and unemployment forced a powerloom weaver to commit suicide by hanging at his house in Ambikanagar of Sircilla town on Friday.

According to the police, the weaver, R. Venkatesham, 35, resorted to the extreme step due to poverty and unemployment. - Staff Reporter

Teachers threaten agitation

HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh State Teachers' Union has threatened to launch agitation if any attempt was made to reduce the number of Legislative Council constituencies for teachers.

P. Subba Reddy, president, and A. Anantaramu, general secretary, in a statement on Friday claimed that there was a move to reduce the number of constituencies. - Special Correspondent

Ball badminton tourney opened

KADAPA: Jammalamadugu town will be developed into a sports centre, Congress MLA of Jammalamadugu C. Adinarayana Reddy said on Friday.

Speaking after inaugurating the three-day 20th district-level Senior Inter ball badminton championship at the Government girls junior college at Jammalamadugu, the MLA said a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 would be awarded to the first prize winner, Rs. 5,000 to the runner-up and Rs. 5,000 for the third position.- Staff Reporter

Ends life under train

Kakinada: A Class IV Railway employee of Guntakal station P.C. Paddaiah (37) reportedly committed suicide by putting his head under a running goods train near the Town railway station here on Friday morning. The Railway police have registered the case. - Correspondent

Bank staff gesture

KURNOOL: Kurnool Bank Employees Coordination committee donated a bus shelter worth Rs. 50,000 at Premgiri on the outskirts of the city commemorating the diamond jubilee year of the union, State secretary of AIBEA V.G.S. Karunakar said. The organisation was conducting sports competitions for the members between January 16 and 29 on the occasion. - Staff Reporter

Two killed in accidents

Nellore: One person was killed at Kavali dalitawada area of Muttukuru mandal, when the tractor in which he was seated suddenly overturned in the slush in the field. The incident took place when the tractor lost its control due to loose soil. The deceased has been identified as Y. Srinivasulu (27) and the police are investigating.

In another incident at Butchireddipalem, 12 km. from here, a four-year-old girl who was injured after she was hit by a tractor, later succumbed at Government hospital. - Staff Reporter

Tobacco barn damaged in fire

Nellore: A tobacco barn was damaged due to sudden fire in Rajupalem village of Kaligiri mandal on Thursday.

According to reports reaching here, apart from tobacco, the firewood and other accessories of the barn were burnt, before the arrival of fire tenders from Vinjamoor and the loss is said to be around Rs. 30,000. - Staff Reporter



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