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144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Manmohan Singh to campaign in Bihar today

FBI failed to act on Headley's wife's terror link expose 3 yrs before Mumbai attacks

Craven's horror flicks 'were inspired by real stories'

RBI will intervene if inflows turn lumpy: Subbarao

Enforcement Directorate issues 'Look Out Circular' against Lalit Modi

Now, laser technology that destroys tumours using heat

Waist size, not BMI can foretell cardiovascular risk in children

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Andhra Pradesh on December 1 , 2006

New hopes in Congress cadre with the visit of YSR
YSR says Government is committed for development

TDP chief offers reward of Rs 50000
Asks party cadre to catch Congress activists distributing money and liquor

DGP asks police personnel and families to undergo HIV tests
World AIDS Day observed

Police chased kidnap case
Cine artiste lands in jail and ransom money recovered

Goldmine for Income Tax department
Raids yield 15.32 crores in five years

World Aids Day observed at VSP
Policy on HIV/AIDS released

World Aids Day observed
City vows to fight AIDS scourge

Job fair from Saturday
NEXT will organize the job fair

Andhra Pradesh on December 2 , 2006

Warning on beedi packs deferred
Union Minister of State for Health makes announcement

Another TRS MLA revolts against KCR
MLA asked the voters to vote for a national party

APPSC dispatched Hall tickets for AEE examination
Examination to be held on December 9 and 10

Rural Retail Academies set up
Training to rural youth in the retail jobs

Gold and silver ornaments stolen from Jewellery shop
The stolen goods worth over Rs. 78,000

Best regional chapter award to CSI
Award for the year 2005-06

CONFAB on Quality Control Circles
VSP teams bags medals Government decided to introduce five year course
Three universities to start with and students can opt to exit Diploma course in Functional Arabic introduced in AU
The course if part time one

Andhra Pradesh on December 3 , 2006

Election Commission serves notice to Chief Minister
Violation of Election Code

Trespass case registered against KCR
Says KCR conducted an unlawful raid

TDP leader arrested
Violation of EC instructions

MRPS supports congress candidates
Chief Minister had promised to implementing categorization of Scheduled Castes

Operation Jyothi organized at VSP
Mean to eradicate blindness

AMC cricket tournament inaugurated
Tourney at AMCOSA

National Boxing Championship poster released
Championship will be held from December 17 to 21

Video cameras to catch hold of eve teasers
Police Commissioner instructed concerned officials

Anti Corruption Week begins
It is meant to create awareness

Andhra Pradesh on December 4 , 2006

Bobbili and Karimnagar by poll went off peacefully
Turnout at 62 and 57 percent Bobbili and Karimnagar respectively

Humpy won gold medal
Jubilation and happiness expressed

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives in Hyderabad
Would participate in ASCI and ISB besides others

Panchayat Secretary in ACB net
Arrested on the charges of bribe

Lions clubs enters MoU with Government
Aims to develop schools in slum areas

HRD Ministry asks the Government to fill teacher posts
Concern over fall in standards in higher education

Fake NSS and KVP certificates seized
Certificates amounts to Rs. 4.7 lakhs

APSRTC launches two hi-tech buses
Buses to ply between Guntur and Visakhapatnam

Awareness camp on Flag of Convenience Ships
ITF to take necessary action on ship owners

Rural Sports Hockey
Vizianagaram enters into finals

Andhra Pradesh on December 5 , 2006

Niloufer Hospital Superintendent and two doctors transferred
CM orders probe as seven infants die

PSUs to opt for private public partnership
Prime Minister called for unlocking the past investments

Four persons arrested involved in house burglaries
Property worth over Rs. 8 lakhs recovered

Twenty-women boxing team selected for National Women boxing meet
Coaching camp to be held at Port Stadium

Agitation planned against bauxite mining project
CPI district committee to organize meetings

APSP and CRPF seizes arms dump
50 kg landmine among explosives

Andhra Pradesh on December 6 , 2006

Cabinet approves new package for displaced families by ORR
Recommendations approved in toto

Chief Minister lays foundation for three garment factories
Government ready to cut in power tariff

MROs redesignated as Tehsildars
Cabinet approves draft bill

Satyam sets ODC for Sony Europe
ODC setup at its Bangalore campus

Iranian Film Festival from Thursday
Award winning films will be screened

VPT establishes new record in unloading
Sets new record by beating its own record

Rich tributes paid to Dr Ambedkar
Death anniversary observed

Maoist blasts APGENCO check post
Protest against the encounter killing of its leader Centre for Distance Education of Dravidian University inaugurated
Certificate and diploma courses to be started soon

Andhra Pradesh on December 7 , 2006

Landside victory for KCR while narrow victory for Jhansi in Bobbili
Telangana wave helped KCR to win

M Satyanarayana Rao resigns on moral grounds
Sends resignation letter to Chief Minister

YSR congratulates K Chandrasekhara Rao on his victory
Telangana sentiment helped him

Cabinet expansion likely by month-end
CM to visit Delhi to participate NDC meeting

Sun Microsystems launches operations
Chooses to improve presence in tier-three cities

Three day sports meet begins at Ukkunagaram
300 employees of APSA to take part in the meet

CPI stages dharna on housing scheme
Dharna conducted at Collectorate demanding houses to real beneficiaries

Red Cross to hold emblem seminar
Targets to bring Government Departments, Hospitals and organizations

Andhra Pradesh on December 8 , 2006

Satyam to set up software development centre in Malaysia
Development centre is 300,000sq feet

Vandana Singhal assumed charge as FA & CAO
She belongs to Indian Railways Accounts Service

Supreme Court grants bails to Krishna Yadav
Krishna Yadav might get released on Monday

Chief Minister to seek more funds for the State
Funds to be used for on going projects and development programmes

Cognizant to invest Rs 140 crore in Hyderabad
New campus will be set up in the SEZ

Sale of human organ racket busted
Police arrested three persons involved

ZP CEO in ACB net
Arrested on the charge of possessing assets disproportionate known income

National Conference on Advanced Communication Technologies begins
Greater need to pursue research in all communication specialization

Seminar on Role on Media held
Censor Board to adhere to regulations before certification

National Weightlifting Championship at Swarna Bharati Stadium
Championship to be held from December 10 to 14

Mary Matha feast celebrations held on Rose Hills
Thousands of devotees participated from north coastal districts Andhra University to conduct instant examinations for M Ed
Last date for fee payment is December 18

Andhra Pradesh on December 9 , 2006

Software Engineer murdered in a residential apartment
Police suspect extra-marital affair may be cause of murder

Revamp of libraries is the top priority
Director of Public Libraries says Manuscripts have to be transformed into CDs

National Workshop on ear surgery begins
Workshop to be held for two days

Andhra Pradesh on December 10 , 2006

MSR resignation accepted
MSR decides to resign owing moral responsibility for debacle in Karimnagar elections

TDP and BJP want IIT at Basar
Letter sent to Chief Minister to this effect

MRPS president fixed deadline to KCR
Demand to withdraw his remarks made against him

Steel Plant CMD inaugurates newly constructed building
VSP provides financial assistance for construction of school building

Sub Inspectors can now book traffic cases
Government issues a GO to this effect

Workshop on Project Management inaugurated
Advantages of Critical Chain Project Management to be unleased

Andhra Pradesh on December 11 , 2006

Students create scare in Falaknama Express
Railway Police arrested 11 Bihari students

Government declared 212 mandals as drought hit
GO issued by the State Government

Traditional breakfast hosted by Speaker
Winter session begins on Monday

Assembly adopted resolution on beedi label
All parties supported except BSP

Anji Reddy chosen for Pinnamaneni Award
Prestigious Dr. Pinnamaneni and Smt. Sitadevi Foundation Award

CIRE teams visits EPDCL
EPDCL Director explained various initiatives taken

TANA programmes
This programmes celebrated in the city on December 27

Police arrests RTC driver
Charged for molesting a girl

General Strike on December 14 2006
State Government employees to participate

Andhra Pradesh on December 12 , 2006

Arms dump unearthed
Cyberabad police detect the dump

Chief Minister promises amenities to hostels
Congress MLAs anxious about cuts for SC/ST Communities in budget

Marketing Minister refutes charge on cotton MSP
Government initiated steps to see that CCI procures damaged crop

High Court rejected Monica's Bail petition
Appeal posted for December 26 for final hearing

Port connectivity corridor to open on December 16 2006
Project delayed due to technical problems

Civil Supplies Department launches website on LPG
Consumers can get status at the click of a mouse

ENC celebrated its 67th Anniversary
Commanding Officer inspects ships at the company

Weightlifters to go doing tests before contest
Samples sent to New Delhi for testing

Andhra Pradesh on December 13 , 2006

SFI rally turns violent
Police lathicharge on the agitating students

D Srinivas to head GoM on GO 610
Other ministers are members of the group

Assembly rocked by CMs land issue
Opposition stalls proceedings

Congress party demands apology from Opposition
Says opposition has stalled the proceedings to prevent debate

Fifth Town Police seizes Platinum worth Rs. 80 lakhs
Five persons arrested

TANA to campaign to propagate Telugu
To commemorate the death anniversary of Potti Sriramulu

Andhra Pradesh on December 14 , 2006

Uproar in Assembly on illegal landholdings
Chief Minister says his surrendered land is only 310 acres

Indian School of Business forms Chair
Research in 'Family business and wealth management'

CLPs open letter to opposition parties
It urges not to protect vested interests

Conservation award for RINL
RINL bags this award for the seventh consecutive year

Capital guarantee scheme from Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
Fund to be launched in 2007

Pentasoft branch inaugurated
To be the first multimedia centre in the State

General strike received tremendous response
Work stalled at Port and DLB

Andhra Pradesh on December 15 , 2006

Chief Minister asks party men to handover illegal lands
Poor to get assigned lands

Unauthorized gas connections to be regularized
No shortage of cooking gas

Oracle eyes communication and broadband sectors
To broaden its services profile

Public warned against unauthorized layouts
VUDA warns public against purchasing sites

Raw material handling point at VSP inaugurated
Project to facilitate civil works

CPM against alumina refinery project
Raghavulu threatens intensified agitation

Timpany platinum jubilee celebrations
PMG releases special envelope

DGPs tour to north coastal districts concluded
He is the first DGP to tour core Agency areas JNTU alumni meet
Registrations will begin at 9am GITAM professor for International conference
Conference to be held at Indore

Andhra Pradesh on December 16 , 2006

Chief Minister appeals to surrender of illegal lands
9 lakh acres of illegally owned lands will be resumed

TDP leader charged with land grabbing
Says the TDP leader grabbed land from the poor

BJP demands to place files of YSR before Governor
Charges YSR of misleading the assembly

CPI calls for voluntary surrender of assigned lands
Asks Government to come up with a whitepaper on extent of unassigned lands

Mild tremors in Ongole
Intensity recorded at 3.4 on the Richter scale

Review meeting on GVMC Polls
Collector reviews the final voter lists

Global meet on ceramic industry
CERATEC-2007 from January 8, 2007

Martyrs of 1971 War remembered
50-men Guard of Honour given to Vice Admiral NALSAR sings MoU with US law College
Intellectual co-operation between the colleges called for

Andhra Pradesh on December 17 , 2006

PCC urges speedy resumption of all assigned surplus lands
PCC president wanted others to emulate the Chief Minister and donate lands

Nandyal MP SPY Reddy surrenders 72 acres of land
This is in response to CM's call

TDP president misleading the House
Govt. Chief Whip demands an apology for misleading the House

Ryot who made suicide bid at CMO dies
Victim's son alleged that TDP leaders harassed family members

Demands Day on December 20
Bank employees to push forward their demands Three horticulture colleges for the State
One college in each of the three regions of the state AU signs MoU with UND Life Sciences
To collaborate in research in Bio-informatics

Andhra Pradesh on December 18 , 2006

Government turns down Opposition demand of CM resignation
Assigned lands issue rocks Assembly

APPSC releases selected Group I officers list
Recruitment likely in the next year

Naval Dockyard bags QCFI award
Award meant for Quality Circle concepts and excellence

SAP training centre inaugurated
Course spread over for 16 weeks

BIS organizes awareness programme
Hallmarking of gold Jewellery stressed Negative marks in EAMCET
PACET scrapped

Andhra Pradesh on December 19 , 2006

AP Assembly goes hi-tech
e-chat allowed in the House

IIT Sanctioned and will be located near State Capital
It will be located at Isnapur in Medak district

Land issue rocks the Assembly
Suspended MLAs march to Raj Bhavan

Bill amending assigned lands Act introduced
Bill gives more powers for Government to handle Assigned lands in the state

Invitation Channel to check mail traffic
Indian Post is launching a scheme

HPCL delivered cheques to students
Scholarships as part of its commitment to uplift SC/ST students

Rich tributes paid to Dronamraju Satyanarayana
Leaders recall services of Satyanarayana

One-year term for ONGC former official
Charges of accepting bribe proved

Air passengers has narrow escape
Chennai and Hyderabad flights grounded with minor damages

Andhra Pradesh on December 20 , 2006

AP Assembly passes Assigned Lands Bill
Bill replaces the Ordinance promulgated last month

Former Congress MLA Madhavis murdered
Police suspect the role of her cousin and servant maid

Speaker suspends 40 TDP MLAs
Revokes suspension on the appeal by CPI, CPM and TRS

Non-locals will be repatriated by next June-end
Officials asked to collect details on prescribed form by January end

Survey of land for IIT begins
IIT would require a minimum of 600 acres land

English Laboratory inaugurated at GITAM
To supplement the training programme of British English

TANA to organize programmes for physically challenged
Meant to encourage the disabled to become self sufficient

Merger of BHPV with BHEL
Santosh Mohandev to discuss with Chief Minister

CPI state secretary bail rejected
Party leaders begins hunger strike

Andhra Pradesh on December 21 , 2006

Polygraph test on prime suspect of Grandhi Madhavi murder case
Police questions car driver

Government seeks report on Margadarsi Financers
Financial Advisor to look into the records

BJP floor leader Kishan Reddy resigns
Speaker remarks on him leads to resignation

Gas Regulatory Authority to be established
CM asks authority for optimum gas reserve utilization

Reshuffle in Police department
Eleven SIs given regular postings and two CIs transferred

Cell-IT Trade Show from January 5
Latest technology products will be on display

ITF takes up PoC
Takes up campaign against HIV/AIDS

Seventh Senior Womens National Boxing Meet
Haryana bags overall championship

Two-day Infant Jesus Anniversary concludes
Competitions for school students held

Andhra Pradesh on December 22 , 2006

US Major Du Pont R&D centre to come up in Andhra Pradesh
Major biotech corporations make a beeline to the State

Shares of a Ramoji group companies changes hand
Ramojirao clarifies that the step is to protect depositor's interest

GO issued to prosecute Ramoji Rao
Action for publishing news item against Home Minister

BJP MLA Kishen Reddy withdraws resignation
Says he is satisfied with clarification of Speaker's remarks

Compact Disc on Assembly debates released
CD carries debates in digitized form

Chief Minister pays tributes to PV Narasimha Rao
Services of PV recalled

Chief Justice to inaugurate Lawyers meet
Nearly 600 delegates to participate

ISO certificate for Andhra University
AU becomes second university in the country to receive the honour

Two-day National workshop on sensors and applications
Workshop organized by GITAM

MK Meena assumes charge as Commissioner of GVMC
He succeeds N. Srikanth

Vizag Run on Sunday
Galaxy of film and sports stars to take place

Andhra Pradesh on December 23 , 2006

Chief Minister releases Profile of Higher Education of Andhra Pradesh 2006
Aims at brining one University in each district

Government to make HIV test mandatory before marriages
Bill to be introduced in the next assembly session

MP Arun Kumar says that Margadarsi issued raised for Depositors sake
Denied pressure from Finance Ministry

Maestroweave 2006 begins
Organized by GVPCE on Saturday ISB contemplating student intake 560
Plans to introduce Ph.D programmes

Andhra Pradesh on December 24 , 2006

Farmers to intensify strike for power
Demands uninterrupted power

Assigned lands in bigwigs would be resumed
CM says Government is committed to distribute land for the poor

Chief Minister lays foundation stone for Eco Park
Haritha Resports of Tourism Development Corporation inaugurated

Rapture on Christmas eve in the city
Celebrations reach crescendo

120 houses gutted in fire
Property loss estimated to Rs. 25 lakhs

National Commission for Women wants special courts
Speedy disposal of rape cases

Andhra Pradesh on December 25 , 2006

Vemulawada temple to have Gold plating for gopuram
Works to be taken up at a cost of Rs. 2.4 crores

Farmers lock up power staff
Demand for nine-hour power supply

Efforts are on to tide over power crisis
Government to spend Rs. 125 cores to procure power

National Judicial Commission to be established to root out graft
All India Lawyers' Union makes suggestions Two more JNTUs in the State
Academic Block I inaugurated

Andhra Pradesh on December 26 , 2006

SEC registers Lok Satta Party
Party symbol not allotted

Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank looted
47kg mortgaged gold worth over Rs. 4.81 crore stolen

TDP charges Ponnala of possessing illegal lands
Demands a thorough land survey

BJP protesters arrested
Kishen Reddy sustains back injury

Air Deccan flights rescheduled
Rescheduling due to closure of airfield upto February

Visakha Steel Plant bags three water management awards
VSP gears up focus on zero discharge status

Government considering Special Educational Zones
Out of 359 cr JNNURM grants, VUDA gets a sanction of Rs. 190 crores

Drugs Control Administration raids medical shops
Narcotic drugs found AU to host 59th All India Commerce Conference
Minister for HRD Purandareswari to inaugurate the conference AU SDE MBA Counselling and contact classes
Organized on the premises of SDE from January 2 to 13

Andhra Pradesh on December 27 , 2006

TANA Meet in Hyderabad from December 29, 2006
Speaker, CM to participate in the meet

MA Basith takes charge as new Director General of Police
Basith succeeds Swaranjit Sen

Chief Minister urges people to conserve power
Measures to conserve energy in the State

Ramojirao files petition in High Court
Margadarsi Financers seeks suspension of GOs

Voltas introducing Air Conditioning in both Window and Split Categories
Focus on Total Customer Satisfaction

Prohibitory orders imposed
Left parties to occupy Government land

Move against Zindal Unit
Locale says it is a great threat to environment

Voltas showroom inaugurated
Showroom is exclusive outlet of Voltas products

Selections for National Carrom Tourney
Three boys and three girls to be selected

LOCUS-2006 inaugurated
RINL Director suggests acquiring skills to meet corporate challenges Re-Examination for BE Mechanical/MPIE Production Drawing
Re-Examination on December 28

Andhra Pradesh on December 28 , 2006

Lok Satta begins enrolment drive at Vijayawada
Special camps at Colleges to enroll youth

High Court directs Police to submit report on killing of Maoist leader
Senior Maoist leader Chandramouli and his wife killed

Dharnas on power by Opposition parties turn violent
CPM activists and police hurt in Sangareddy

High Court directs the Government to file explanation
Asks submission of records pertaining to appointment of Commission

APCC president faults PJR and Sashidhar
Hyderabad Brothers takes up Pothireddypadu issue in a big way

ITCs PSPD unit bags CII awards
Case study on Water Management gets highlighted

59th All India Commerce Conference inaugurated
ICA Member need to be a member of UGC, says NU VC

Congress Party celebrates 122nd Formation Day
State to be a role model soon

Dr Reddy Labs to conducts interviews
Appointments for Pharmacist apprentice posts

Andhra Pradesh on December 29 , 2006

APPSC to recruit doctors and lecturers
Details will be available in the APPSC Udyoga Samacharam

Margadarsi challenges Act
Two GOs appointing to look into the affairs of Margadarsi Financers

Andhra Pradesh on December 30 , 2006

Police constable arrested on charges of rape
Station House Officer placed under suspension

CM inaugurates Telugu Bhasha Chaitanyostavam
Classical status soon for Telugu

NFIR has urged VI Pay Commission to revise the minimum pay
Rs. 11,000 as minimum pay in Railways

Chief Minister appeals No New Year gifts please
Urges people no to be lavish on expenditure

Fake certificate racket busted
Five persons including a press owner arrested

Steel Plant CMD releases VSP New Year Calendar
Steel production in the country to cross 100M by 2020

ICA Confab passes Vizag Declaration
Commerce Federation seeks Professional status

APEPDCL to introduce power information through SMS
Pilot project from Sankranti

JATCO to organize rally on January 4 2007
Press for pending demands

Andhra Pradesh on December 31 , 2006

Astrological meet concludes at Rajahmundry
Scholars says Astrology is more than science

SP asks for effective implementation of RIAD stressed
Says majority of reports in rural police stations were related to maoist activities

City police to focus on safe driving
Over 7204 cases registered

Police lathicharges Left party activists
Left parties go aggressive in occupying government lands

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