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April 2007

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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

April 2007 News from Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh on April 1, 2007

Jaganmohan Reddy declines Government land offer
Decision taken due to criticism by opposition political parties

Entry into Public Gardens banned in view of Council sessions
Over 5000 walkers gets effected due to ban

IIT to come up at Kandi in Medak
Chief Minister accepted the recommendation of high power committee

Cops arrested ISI agent on Sunday
He is trying to recruit innocent youths from the city

Peace rally taken out in the city
People from all walks of life participated

City Unit celebrates BJP Formation day
To emphasize on social service oriented programs

Andhra Pradesh on April 2, 2007

Legislative Council begins after a lapse of 22 years
63 members sworn in by pro term Chairman

Ten crores sanctioned each for three IIITs
Government sanctions funds for the upcoming IIITs

Uttarandhra Vedic Sammelan from April 7
Nearly 60 Vedic pundits and students to participate

Electronic Payment of Tax compulsory for big tax payers
Tax payers have to file only one challan instead of four copies

PF adalat to be held on April 10
PF Subscribers can bring grievances

Andhra Pradesh on April 3, 2007

Statewide bandh on OBC quota issue on Tuesday
Normal life expected to come to a halt

More power cuts in the State for domestic and industrial sector
Centre unable to provide additional power

ICICI Bank South India back office in Hyderabad
Kamath briefs Chief Minister on project status

Three youth decamped in a daylight highway robbery
Cash belonging to Hema Dairy robbed

Sadhus plan agitation against conversions at Tirumala
Sadhu Sammelan threatens to intensify agitation

SAAP Deputy Director in ACB net
Disproportionate assets worth over Rs. 70 lakhs unearthed

Karimnagar Private Hospitals to be closed for April 4 and 5
Protesting against attack of anti-social elements

DCC releases Rs. 2668.54 crore plan for the district
Major share to go for priority sectors

PAPA Home Western Block inaugurated
HSBC GSC gives Rs. 35 lakhs funding Andhra University to host 95th Science Congress
Prime Minister would be participating in the event

Andhra Pradesh on April 4, 2007

Bundh against Supreme Court staying OBC reservations ends
All major political parties supports for the bundh

Political party leaders arrested for stopping trains
Leaders detained

Minister-led teams to visit Babli project site
Quick communication between Ministers brings break through

Nellore police seize Rs. 1 crore worth Narcoits
5 of 14 member team arrested

State-wide bundh peaceful in city
Dharnas held at major traffic points

BHPV reports improved margins
Reports turnover of Rs. 176 crores

Rushikonda gets ready for National Hobbie 16 Championships
22 pairs to take part in the 5 day event

Andhra Pradesh on April 5, 2007

ONGC to come up with Kakinada Refinery
Launches Ethanol-blended petrol

SSC Spot valuation in trouble
Teachers to boycott valuation; Talks with Government fails

Visakhapatnam Steel Plant reports Rs. 9126 crore sales turnover
To go ahead with expansion processes

Visakhapatnam Income Tax Region collects Rs. 1511 crores as taxes
Tax collections up by 67%

Andhra Pradesh on April 6, 2007

Major reshuffle of IAS officers
Sarma is new Chief Commissioner of Greater Hyderabad

Kingpin in SSA Scam Sarasa Devi arrested
Assistant Accounts Officer Subrahmaniam surrenders

Union Minister promises faster sale of Pochampally fabric
Interacts with weaver community in Nellore

CM inaugurates AP Police Officers Association office
Hails police for being a role model

Passport mela inaugurated at Anantapur Agriculture Marketyard
More melas planned across the state

CM to visit Nellore on April 26 as part of Praja Patham
To attend various welfare programs in the region

More Kasturba Gandhi Bhalika Vidyalayas for Visakhapatnam
Central Government sanctions schools

Rajiv Swagruha applications number reaches 25,000
2945 applications sold in Bhimili

Andhra Pradesh on April 7, 2007

Departmental enquiry on DPEP scam ordered
Krishnaiah appointed special officer

TDP and Congress supporters clash on Chandrababu Naidu roadshow
Lathi charge used to disperse group

State Bank of Hyderabad completes 65 years of operations
Bank has 965 branches and 400 ATMs under its hood

Sun Power Spoken English gets ISO Certification
Becomes first English Institute in Visakhapatnam to get certified

Andhra Pradesh on April 8, 2007

SSC Spot Valuation hit
Teacher Unions continue agitation

Fire Department to recruit more staff
Gets funding from Government

Guntur to host 3rd edition of Junior National Hockey Championships
37 teams to take part in the championship

Kanakamahalakshmi Co-operative Bank reports Rs. 1.2 Crore profit
On a branch expansion spree

Chandanotsavam on April 20
Simhachalam gears up for the annual festival

Andhra Pradesh on April 9, 2007

CM orders three judicial probes
Retired judges to probe

Ramachandrapuram Police finds tempo of Sarasa Devi
61 cartons of gift articles found

College teachers association to support teachers association
SSC Spot Valuation continues to be in trouble

Stray dogs attack college students and ayah
UG Exams at Koti Womens College postponed

Farmer ends life in Kurnool
Financial problems believed to be the reason

GVMC allocates Rs. 6 crore plan for water supply
Decision taken at GVMC meeting

Majority of teaches boycott SSC spot valuation in North Andhra
SSC spot valuation disrupt for the second day

Task Force officials seized pirated CDs
They also seized four Computers and 5000 pirated DVDs

Andhra Pradesh on April 10, 2007

Maharashtra Police lathi charges on TDP workers
20 serious injured

Rajiv Swagruha Scheme date extended
Applications to be accepted till April 20; Rules relaxed

JACTO - Government talks fails
SSC Spot valuation hit for the third day

Sarasa devi to be in police custody till April 20
Magistrate denies bail

Virtusa registers wins in basketball tournament
Beats other corporate teams

Bank Officers Federation against mergers in Banks
Says Banks lack enough manpower

Andhra Pradesh on April 11, 2007

Andhra Pradesh BJP Activists lathi-charged by Maharashtra Police
Chief Minister takes up issue with Prime Minister

Telangana bandh peaceful
Merchants unhappy with second bandh during the week

Audit for public deposit accounts called
Government reacts after DPEP scam is unearthed

Line cleared for BHPV merger with BHEL
State Cabinet gives nod

Land allotment made to Raghuram Cements cancelled
Open auction called for

One dies as hoarding falls down at Jubilee Hills
Rain wets hot lands of Hyderabad

BSNL Telephone connectivity to be hit near Kirlampudi layout
Telephone Exchange shifting taking place

Andhra Pradesh on April 12, 2007

JACTO to join SSC valuation
Takes assurance from Chief Minister

BSNL planning expanding broadband operations
More regions in Guntur to get faster Internet connectivity

Lift Irrigation Minister visits Kurnool Silver Jubilee College Hostel
Enquires into recent death of a student

Visakhapatnam Passport office issues over 80,000 passports
Passports issued jumps over 15,000 in 1 year

Andhra Pradesh on April 13, 2007

Repoll ordered in 52 booths for Legislative Council Elections
Election Commission finds irregularities

Noted writer Vasireddy Sitadevi passes away
Sitadevi was five time winner of the AP Sahitya Academy Award

SC/ST Commission constituted
Commission consists of six members

Cabinet Expansion likely on April 21
CM speaks out in an informal chat with media

Veteran Film Actor Dhulipala died
Dhulipala acted in over 300 movies

Sri Sathya Sai Super Specialty Hospitals to offer free cardiac surgeries
People asked to utilize the services

Fire Service Week from Saturday
Aims at creating awareness among people

East Coast Railway reports Rs. 2124 crore revenue
Rs. 163 crore comes from passenger earnings

Andhra Pradesh on April 14, 2007

Council Re-poll will be on April 25, 2007
Re-Poll to be held in 52 LAC constituencies

Jana Reddy proposes one fire station per constituency
Takes parts in programs as part of Fire Safety Week Celebrations

Chief Minister reviews power situation in the state
More power cuts in towns may go for sometime

TDP to organize rallies on beedi mark row
Rallies in mandal and divisional headquarters on April 17

Minister and MLAs escaped unhurt as dias collapses at Bobbili
Minor injuries for Councilor

Narasimhavataram Utsav on April 20
Special buses to ply from Simhachalam to Sri Vaibhava Venkateswara Swamy temple

Rich tributes paid to Ambedkar birth anniversary
Rallies and meetings mark the occasion

Annamalai University DDE admission forms on sale
Last date for submission of applications with fee is August 29

Andhra Pradesh on April 15, 2007

Genco gets 3 SCCL captive coal mines
APGenco needs 15.8 MT Coal to meet existing power needs

TDP to organize march to Babli Project site
Nearly one lakh people to participate

Minor girl raped by school organizer
Police arrests the accused

Brandix makes $320 million turnover
To become the largest apparel exporter

INMWF urges Centre for salary protection
Seeks wage revision for every five years instead of ten years

Government College of Nursing becomes IGNOU study centre
To provide BSc Nursing course

Andhra Pradesh on April 16, 2007

Silver articles found in Sarasa Devi's Bank locker
CID officials makes progress in scam investigation

Irrigation Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah grilled by Lok Ayukta
Justice observes the Minister is put into darkness by officials

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation comes into being
Government issues GO

TRS to mobilize for Foundation day celebrations
Celebrations will be held at Warangal on April 27

MROs and MDOs asked to release funds to solve water problems
District in charge collector Sultania gives directions

VSP pays compensation to the victims of Gana Sabha mishap
Compensation to the tune of Rs. 24.4 lakh to the families of victims

Andhra Pradesh on April 17, 2007

Five Professors manhandled by ABVP students
Not awarding pass marks in semester examinations believed to be the reason

Mala Mahanadu threatens State wide agitation
Says they will take steps for unity amongst SC communities

Dwaraka Peeth seer opposes Sethu Samudram project
Keen for Dharma Sabha in Delhi

APSRTC to ply special bus services to Chandanotsavam
120 buses will be operated for the festival

Arrangements made for Chandanotsavam
Nearly 1 lakh devotees are expected to visit

Scottish Higher Education offers scheme for offshore students
Two year PG along with job in Scotland In charge AU Vice Chancellor assumes charge
Signs first file in office today EAMCET and ICET hall tickets dispatched
Hall Tickets can also be viewed on website

Andhra Pradesh on April 18, 2007

Intermediate First Year Results on April 19
Only grades to be made available

Kakatiya University holds Executive council meet
To suspend 14 students whose examination led to attack on Professors

Post Offices to sell Ambica Darbar Bathi
Ambica and Postal Department signs MoU

Airtel announced Airtel Mega wireless home phone
Rs. 1999 option to come with free incoming for 2 years

Infotech Enterprises posts 49.7% revenue growth
To expand operations in new locations

Water committee to monitor water tax various
GVMC council meeting held

HPCL CMD visits Unnati Schools
Interacts with students

Andhra Pradesh on April 19, 2007

TDP to hold state level convention on beedi issue
Convention to be held on April 26

State Congress calls for Telangana Bandh on April 21
To protest against humiliating comments by Maharashtra CM

TDP President demands dismissal of Maharashtra Government
Asks to invoke Article 356 for ignoring CWC directive

TCS signs MoU with State Government
To establish a development centre at Ibrahimpatnam

Girls outshine boys in Junior Intermediate
Supplementary examination on May 23

District Sports Authority to conduct summer coaching camps
35 centres in rural and tribal areas selected

Danger zones on highways to be installed
Five Government Departments to identify accident prone areas

Andhra Pradesh on April 20, 2007

Partial response for TRS bandh in Nizamabad
Protest in against printing of danger mark

Rajiv Swagruha forms
Last date is April 22, 2007

World Bank approve Rs. 950 crore loan
Minor irrigation scheme

Murder accused dies
He died while on the way to KGH

Fire Services Week
Valedictory held at VSP

Thousands of pilgrims take part in Chandanotsavam
VIPs throng Simhachalam temple for darshan

Andhra Pradesh on April 21, 2007

Engineering student shoots at fellow student
Ragging believed to be the reason for firing

Police seizes three fake passports and other material in human trafficking case
Investigation also in possible links with Babubhai Katara angle

Government plans to open 450 JKCs
Chief Minister conducts review meeting

AP ranks second in crimes against women
Steps taken to alleviate the plight of women

Andhra Pradesh on April 22, 2007

Delhi police seized some documents in Human trafficking case
Special Team searches house

Over two lakh applications for Rajiv Swagruha scheme on the last day
Housing Board officials to scrutinize applications

2nd phase of Praja Patham from Monday
Distribution of ration cards is a part of the programme

Government sanctions Rs.7 crore
Funds meant for development of District Libraries

Traffic violations to be taken serious
Notices to be sent for jumping traffic signals

Andhra Pradesh on April 23, 2007

Senior Intermediate Examination Results on April 24, 2007
Results to be available from 4.30pm

BJP leaders launch hunger strike on Babli project issue
Senior members to participate in the hunger strike

Borewell claims childs life
Eight year girl slips into an abandoned borewell

Farmers disrupted Pothyreddipadu Project work
Demands irrigation for village

Sem Indias Fab City project
Government to allocate 300 acres

Election for Co-option members postponed
Congress and independent corporators fail to turn up

Aluminium Refinery Complex to get Forest and Environment clearance soon
Refinery to be setup at a cost of Rs. 9000 crores

Andhra Pradesh on April 24, 2007

Cement manufacturers to supply cement at a lower price
Lower price applicable to Indiramma Housing Schemes

State Government stubborn on land grabbers
Stern action to be taken against grabbers and mafias

Petition against the Chief Minister dismissed
Court finds no prima facie evidence

Chief Minister orders to close open bore wells
Directions given to officials on Tuesday

District Revenue Officer conducts review meeting on EAMCET
Separate control room to be set up at Collector's office

Six huts gutted in fire in LPG cylinder blast
Police begins investigation into the blast

Andhra Pradesh on April 25, 2007

Chief Minister to induct 17 MLAs into Cabinet
No dropouts from the existing ministers

TRS Senior Leader and Former Union Minister Narendra suspended
Minister alleged was involvement in human trafficking case

Education Worldwide India inaugurated
SBH opens stall at the venue

Two Apollo Hospital doctors suspended
Negligence in discharging duties that claimed a life

Action taken against PF defaulters
Attaches movable or immovable properties of six establishments

Andhra Pradesh on April 26, 2007

Narendra vows to dish out on KCR
Narendra's son along with followers ransacks two RTC buses

CCS police books case against TRS MLA and five others for fake passport
Police personnel probing into the case

Governor administers oath to the newly inducted ministers
Cabinet adds 17 more ministers; Cabinet strength reaches 41

Unknown devotee donates 4.5kg gold to Srisailam temple
Estimated cost is Rs. 45 lakhs

Yadagirigutta Temple to observe Narasimha Jayanthi from April 29
Special programmes planned for the festival

Raghuram Cements gets land in Kadapa
Becomes lone participant in tender-cum-auction process

Rural Games to include Karnataka and Maharashtra
Games to begin at Lal Bahadur Stadium from April 28

Synergies bags order from General Motors
Two orders worth more than $100 million

Padayatra against bauxite mining
CPI to launch on Friday

Andhra Pradesh on April 27, 2007

TRS MLA K. Lingaiah surrenders
Alleged involved in passport case

Ban on propagation of other religions at Tirumala
Government to issue an ordinance soon

LACs of the Legislative Council elections
Congress bags 16 out of 23

Court directs Greater Hyderabad authorities to compensate dog bite victims
Asks Chief Veterinary Officer to constitute committee

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park curator in ACB net
Charged for accepting a bribe of Rs. 10,000

City Crime Station police held Ex-Customs official
Charged for cheating scrap dealers

Andhra Pradesh on April 28, 2007

Congress Party to probe poll defeat
PCC President appoints two committees

Inter-State fake currency racket busted
9 persons held and seized Rs.4.05 lakhs

Chief Minister to lay foundation stone for MLR Car manufacturing Unit
Minister feels car manufacturing unit will promote ancillary industries

SBH to open 50 more branches in the State
Bank's net profit rose 18.37 percent over the previous year

SP Murali arrested on graft charges
Searches conducted in SP's Camp office and his house at Hyderabad

Structural column inaugurated at VSP
Processes at the steel plant to speedup

Structural column inaugurated at VSP
Processes at the steel plant to speedup

Acquiring farm lands for SEZs ruled out
VUDA Master Plan released

Andhra Pradesh on April 29, 2007

Arrested SP Murali sent to Cherlapally Central Prison
Seized documents value believed to run in crores

Electronic bikes soon on the State Roads
AP Women's Finance corporation to sign MoU on May 12

Chief Minister to leave for US
Eight day tour to US and Singapore

Narendra planning to start on Telangana Sadhana Samithi afresh
Section of State BJP unit look for re-entry of Narendra back

Foundation stone laid for Kids park laid
Part to come up at an estimated cost of around Rs. 32 lakhs

Vignan college students selected for Infosys
Campus recruitment programme held

Andhra Pradesh on April 30, 2007

ACB officials seeks information on Murali's properties
Officials writes to Sub Registrars to furnish information

Chief Minister lays foundation for MLR Motors Car factory
Company aiming release of cars at affordable price

APCC meet on May 3
Meet scheduled to be held at Srikakulam

PK Bishoni assumes charge as CMD of RINL
Bishoni spearheads VSP

Solar fencing security system inaugurated at VSP
First of its kind Security system in the country

Visakhapatnam Range DIG to take charge as Rural SP
ACB officials puzzle over phone calls

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