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July 20, 2014 - Hyderabad

3500 Indians evacuated from Iraq
NEW DLEHI: Over 3,500 Indians have returned home safely from strife hit Iraq in June. Nearly 50 Indian nationals including 39 constructions workers who are in captivity in Mosul still remain in conflict zones. The Indian Government through its embassies has funded the return of its citizens even paying the ticket fare for Rs.2,500 while an additional 1,000 tickets have been arranged by various employers for the workers.

Two night bazaars
VISAKHAPATNAM: To boost night life in the city, the Tourism Department is planning to come up with two night bazzars one at Shilparamam and one at the Beach Road soon.

Derailment detectors
NEW DELHI: Alarmed by the spate of derailment incidents, Indian Railways is acquiring derailment detector devices to prevent mishaps which cause loss of life and damage to coaches. The devices will be fitted in three Rajdhanis and two Shatabdi trains on a pilot basis.

Race for TTD Chairman hot up
The race for the Chairman of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam has taken a curious turn with the senior TDP leaders are trying the catch it.It may be recalled that the TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu himself publicly announced during the poll campaigning of the name of Chadulawada Krishna Murty for the coveted post has took a dramatic turn following debacle of several party leaders. Party sources said that the six time MLA, albeit has humiliating defeat in the poll still remains a trusted one to the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.

Training for ISRO engines at SHAR
NELLORE: A five day training programme on ‘Rocket launch systems readiness’ will be held from July 21 to 25 under the chairmanship of MBN Murty, Chief General Manager, LSSF at the Satish Dhavan Space Centre, Sriharikota Range. Nearly 454 engineers of the Indian Space Research Organization are participating in this programme.

Online passport mela on July 26
VISAKHAPTNAM: One more online passport mela will be held at the Passport Seva Kendra on July 26. The online appointments would be released three days prior to the mela. Only fresh/normal and fresh/reissue applications will be accepted at the mela. Applicants have to book their appointments themselves on the website. www.passportindia.gov.in.

Government is ready with drought contingency plans
GUNTUR: Minister for agriculture Patti Pulla Rao said on Sunday that the State Government was getting ready with contingency plans to tackle a possible drought situation in view of deficit rainfall in most part of the State. He said that the State Government was keen on encouraging drip irrigation in a large way in view of the drought situation. The minister said that the Government has sanctioned Rs.340 crore in the first phase to encourage drip irrigation and offer subsidies. Pulla Rao said that there was no shortage of seed and fertilizers for the kharif.

Swaroopanandendra Saraswati comments condemned
TIRUPATI: Noted rationalist and humanist Gogineni Babu has condemned the statements made by Swami Swaroopanandendra Saraswati that inauspicious swearing in in ceremony of Chandrababu Naidu has brought in natural calamities and misfortunes to the State. He said that linking all the incidents to the luck of a persona was illogical.

Training for ISRO engines at SHAR
NELLORE: A five day training programme on ‘Rocket launch systems readiness’ will be held from July 21 to 25 under the chairmanship of MBN Murty, Chief General Manager, LSSF at the Satish Dhavan Space Centre, Sriharikota Range. Nearly 454 engineers of the Indian Space Research Organization are participating in this programme.

Online passport mela on July 26
VISAKHAPTNAM: One more online passport mela will be held at the Passport Seva Kendra on July 26. The online appointments would be released three days prior to the mela. Only fresh/normal and fresh/reissue applications will be accepted at the mela. Applicants have to book their appointments themselves on the website. www.passportindia.gov.in.

Builders JAC extends boycott on buying cement
HYDERABAD: Demanding immediate withdrawal of steep hike in cement, the Joint Action Committee of builders in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has decided to extend the boycott on buying cement by July 26. The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI) along with other association had formed a JAC and stopped purchase of cement. The Cement purchasing holiday entered the third week.

Sanjeev Kumar Singla appointed as Private Secretary to Prime Minister
NEW DELHI: Sanjeev Kumar Singla who is currently working in Isreal Ambassodor’s office was appointd as private secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Senior journalist Bobbili Radhakrishna expired
EAST GODAVARI: Senior Journalist Bobbili Radhakrishna (75) died following heart attack at his son’s residence in Kakinada. He began his career as a reporter in ‘Eenadu’ and in the journalism field for four decades. At present, he is working for Kakatiya news paper. AP Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu and Deputy Chief Minister Chinarajappa expressed condolences.

The oath taking ceremony expenditure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is Rs.17.60 lakhs
NEW DELHI: The 15th Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s oath taking expenditure is only Rs.17.60 according to RTI activist Subash Chandra Agarwal.

Passport services will be available in ‘Mee Seva’ centres
VISAKHAPATNAM: The Regional Pass Port Officer NLP Choudary said that the services will be available in Mee Seva centres shortly.

TDP cheated the people’, alleges APCC president Raghuveera Reddy
APCC president N Raghuveera Reddy said that Congress has promised loan waiver of Rs.2 lakhs to the farmers but TDP promised complete loan waiver. He said that 3 observers are being appointed for each and every constituency to strengthen the Congress Party.
Raghuveera Reddy accused the Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao is playing with the future of 40,000 students. He questioned what else KCR wants to achieve by promoting regional feelings among the students.

Gross injustice was done to Kadapa’, says High Court judge Lakshmana Rao
Gross injustice was done to Kadapa by bifurcation of the State, said High Court Judge Lakshmana Rao. He said that if State Capital is not created in Seema agitations would come up. He said construction of capital at developed place is not correct.

Civil supplies minister conduct surprise visits
ANATHAPUR: Minister for Civil Supplied Paritala Sunita on Sunday conducted surprise checks at the government hospital. She expressed her displeasure over them.

Ambati Rambabu expresses happiness over Nellore ZP Chairman
NELLORE: YSRCP official spokesperson Ambati Rambabu expressed happiness over YSRCP bagging Nellore Zilla Parishad Chairman and Vice-Chairperson Posts. He said that justice has won. He said that it is unfortunate that TDP played unethical methods to bag the posts. This victory is a lesson to them.

UPA government responsible for hike in essential commodities prices
TIRUPATI: Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu said that the price hikes in essential commodities are due to the result of UPA government. He said that by BJP is committed to see that there would be no power cuts in the country by 2020. He said that Tirupati Railway station would be developed with all amenities and with international standards.
The Union Minister has inaugurated a Holiday guest house constructed at a cost of Rs.15 crore on LIC Road. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the BJP is committee to give houses to the poor by 2022.

Another student dead body recovered
HIMACHAL PRADESH: The rescue teams have retrieved another dead of a student of VNR Vignan Jyothi College of Engineering identified as Sri Nidhi from Karimnagar after a lapse of 42 days. It may be recalled that 24 students from VNR Vignan Jyothi College were washed away at Beas River on June 8.

Common admission into medical colleges is a constitutional right’, says Ravela Kishore Babu
GUNTUR: Minister for Social Welfare, Ravela Kishore Babu said that the admissions into medical colleges for ten years combined are a constitutional right. He faulted the attitude of Telangana Government. He said that the issue will be taken up with the Supreme Court on Monday. On loan waiver, he said that a decision would come after Kotaiah Committee submits a report.

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