Andhra Pradesh News on August 31, 2014
August 31, 2014 - Hyderabad
State Forest officials plan global tour to hold pre-bid meetings
HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh State Forest Department officials are planning to visit Beijing and Xianyou, Hong Kong and Singapore to hold pre-bid meetings with the prospective buyers of red sanders. The seized red sanders logs of nearly 4,160 metric tonnes to be auctioned in the first phase from September 19 to 26.
Applications invited for Child Awards
VISAKHAPATNAM: Applications are invited from children to compete for the national level Balasri awards given away by the National Bal Bhavan. The awards would be given to children with talent in Creative Arts, Performing Arts, Creative Science and Creative Writing among others. Children in the age group of nine to 16 have to send their applications for participation in the preliminary round to Visakha Child Sponsorship Programme. Details can be had on 8522990123 or 9848078948.
Drunken driving-Police booked229 cases
VISAKHAPTNAM: The city traffic police booked 229 motorists on Saturday night for drunken driving. The police said it was the highest number of cases booked on one single night. 33 teams were pressed in the drive that took place from 8pm to till midnight, according ADCP (traffic) K Mahendra Patrudu.
Two Engineering students die in road mishap
VISAKHAPATNAM: Two Engineering students of GITAM University died in a road accident while a third sustained grievous injuries. Police said that they were riding triples to their friend’s house at MVP colony late on Saturday night when the tragedy occurred.
Kadapa writer receives Ravuri award
KADAPA: Kadapa writer and central Sahitya Academy Yuva Puraskar recipient Vempalli Gangadhar received Ravuri Bharadwaja Memorial Literary Award from Deputy Speaker Mandali Buddha Prasad at Ravindra Bharathi in Hyderabad on Sunday
Many more works would be added under Guaranteed Livelihood guarantee programme
TUNI: The Minister for Panchayat Raj said that many more works would be added to the guaranteed livelihood guarantee programme. He said that CC roads, construction of new Anganwadi buildings, godowns and development of wells would be taken up under the livelihood scheme. Plans had been finalized for check dams in 2000 hectares and planting of samplings.
Modern Control Room soon
VIJAYAWADA: The Vijayawada City Police Commissioner AB Venkateswara Rao said that Vijayawada police Control Room will be modernized soon. He visited the Police Control room on Sunday and reviewed the steps to be taken for speedy and effective policing. Examining the traffic, e-challan and communication cells at the control room, he decided to replace the old computers with new ones as part of modernization programme
VIJAYAWADA: Then Minister for Social Welfare Ravela Kishore Babu announced that 1,600 SC/ST guest houses would be converted into residential schools. He said that the Government was committed to the welfare of the SC/ST students. The Government would extend Rs.10 lakh for each student for overseas studies and added that the Government has decided to send 1000 students for higher education abroad.
Vedic school to come up by TTD
TIRUPATI: TTD Joint Executive Officer Pola Bhaskar said that they are going to set up Vedic School at Kotappakonda and added that a report would be submitted to the higher officials for identification of suitable site for the same. He said that they need 10 acres of land to build the school and added they were discussing the proposal of running the school temporarily out of the TTD complex. The course duration is eight years and said that special classes on personality development will also be conducted
Online land registrations soon’, Deputy Chief Minster
TIRUPATI: The Deputy Chief Minister KE Krishna Murty said that registration of lands and properties would be done online soon. He said that the capital would be in the central part of the State that would serve all the regions.
ONGC Rajahmundry Asset Group gets new GM
RAJAHMUNDRY: D Sanyal took charge as the new ONGC Rajahmundry Asset Group General Manager on Sunday. He said that necessary support would be extended to the authorities concerned to restore trunk pipeline work so as to peg up the daily production to 840 tonnes of crude, 33 LCMD Gas without compromising the health, safety and environment parameters.
Union Minister laid stone for Tennis Court
VIZIANGARAM: The Union Minister for Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Sunday performed bhoomi pooja for a tennis court at Vijji stadium at Viziangaram.