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August 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

August 2007 News from Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh on August 1, 2007

Khammam Judge submits his report on Mudigonda Police firing to High Court
Judge feels lathi charge should have been used for dispersing mob

DGP says police had no choice expect to open fire
DGP files counter affidavit before High Court

Chief Minister to fly to Delhi on Thursday
To brief AICC president Sonia on Mudigonda firing

Ban on six Maoists organizations extended
Government ready for talks if they lay down arms

Five Girijans held for Chintappali blasts Vizaginfo.com
Five persons arrested while eight surrounded

TDP to oppose sale of Government Land Vizaginfo.com
TDP Parliamentary leader K Yerran Naidu said

SBI ATM launches Cash Back promo Vizaginfo.com
To promote debit card usage to make payments

AU extends special drive exam application submission date Vizaginfo.com
Last date is now August 10, 2007

Andhra Pradesh on August 2, 2007

Top Irrigation officials in ACB net
ACB officials unearth disproportionate assets from two officials

Tsundur mass cure case
Government urged to file revision petition

Chief Secretary asks the officials to switch over to Telugu
Officials to ensure implementation of Telugu in all administrative matters

Partner of the Year award goes to Satyam
Award for its EMRI services

Non Bailable Warrant against Balagopal
Court withdraws NBW

Forest officials to remove toll gate at Tirumala
Chief Minister directed the officials

State Bank of India ATM gutted in fire
Police claim short circuit is the cause of the fire

Landmark judgment in police encounter
Government directed to pay compensation of Rs. 1 Lakh each

APSRTC driver hurls girl students bag out of RTC bus Vizaginfo.com
Student injured while passengers bash up driver

Andhra Pradesh News on August 3, 2007

Mudigonda firing incident
Amnesty demands impartial inquiry

E-Payment of direct tax is mandatory
Tax payers will come under purview with effect from January, 2008

Kalyanamastu mass marriages second phase on August 28
151 applications received in Vizianagaram district

Women found murdered at home Vizaginfo.com
Police personnel, Clues team and Dog squad rushes to the spot

SFI activists organize Chalo Collectorate Vizaginfo.com
They demanded additional accommodation for ST students

Left parties gear up for Statewide fund raising drive for victims in firing Vizaginfo.com
Second Phase of Bhu Poratam on cards

Andhra Pradesh on August 4, 2007

Congress Legislative Party asks CPI(M) not to stall Assembly Proceedings
CLP affirmed that Government is committed for housing to the poor

Chief Minister pays rich tributes to Bezwada Gopala Reddy
Birth centenary of Gopala Reddy on August 5

Polio vaccine claims infant
Four month old child died after immunizing vaccine

Arrangements in full swing for India-Pakistan Volleyball Test Series Vizaginfo.com
Test Series to be held at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium

World Bank funding for Fal-G units Vizaginfo.com
Grants $2.05 lakhs to Inswareb

Andhra Pradesh on August 5, 2007

Body of six-year old Kartik retrieved from bore well
Administration engages proclain and three JCM machines to retrieve the body

Chief Minister reviews development works
Directs Irrigation projects to be completed in a couple of years

Minister distributes cheques to the kin of the deceased in Mudigonda firing incident
Says the incident is unfortunate

Elections to Singareni recognized trade unions
K Chandrasekhara Rao tours extensively

Left parties not to abandon struggle for land
State secretary says Congress is trying to divert attention

AILU to conduct model test for Judges Examination
District Units to conduct examinations in respective districts

ITDA Project Officer in ACB net
Officials unearthed property worth over RS.40 lakhs

State Government to induct 2000 buses across the State Vizaginfo.com
200 buses meant for North Coastal districts granted

Visakhapatnam Swimmer to take part in World University Games Vizaginfo.com
Divya to represent India in the Games

Indian Airlines introduces new flights connecting to Mumbai and Hyderabad Vizaginfo.com
Operations to begin from August 8, 2007

Andhra Pradesh on August 6, 2007

CM directs Home Department to send back 3,000 cops
Reviews implementation of GO 610

CM orders action against contractors and owners in Botlagudur borewell incident
Says the Government is moved by the incident

Hanumanta Rao meets BV Raghavulu
Sources say assurance was given to take up land issue to high command

High Court Division Bench directs Kidney donor to appear in court
Senses foul play in kidney transplantation

Upper age relaxation likely for APPSC
Age limit to be hiked from the present 33 years to 37 years

Ex-gratia doubled for electrocution deaths
Free power supply increased to nurseries in rural areas

VUDA Plot Auctions for Shontiyam and Kummaripalem held Vizaginfo.com
Highest bidding amount moves up to Rs. 9,250 per square yard

India to take on Pakistan in Volleyball Test Series Vizaginfo.com
Five-match test series to begin at Port Trust Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium

APUTF to stage dharna Vizaginfo.com
Demands for early settlement of their long pending demands

Submarine Museum closed for maintenance on August 7 & 8 Vizaginfo.com
Museum to re-opened on August 9

Andhra Pradesh on August 7, 2007

Left Party leaders from West Bengal visit Mudigonda
Announces support for land struggle

CGG to sign MoU with Bhutan Government
Reforms in the area of e-Governance an Urban Reforms

Postal Department to launch anywhere banking
Department in the process of developing necessary software

India wins first match against Pakistan Vizaginfo.com
India vs Pakistan Volleyball Test Series begins at Visakhapatnam

VUDA Plot Auctions from August 9 to 13, 2007 Vizaginfo.com
Auction schedule changes announced

Officials directed to speed up Land acquisition for SEZs Vizaginfo.com
Joint Collector conducts review meeting

23 medical shop licenses cancelled Vizaginfo.com
Drug licenses of five medical stores cancelled

Andhra Pradesh on August 8, 2007

Infosys SEZ at Hyderabad gets green signal from Central Government
Proposes expanding its presence in Hyderabad

Government initiates getting back of 1363 acres of Ramoji Rao's land
State Government already reclaimed 32 acres of assigned land

TDP alleges irregularities in Housing scheme
Demanded to constitute an all party team to look into them

Railway IVRS on mobiles
CDMA services have to affix STD code for using the system

Andhra Pradesh on August 9, 2007

Bangladeshi writer Taslima attacked at a book release function
Taslima sustains minor injuries; Leaves for Kolkata

1200 life convicts gets amnesty by State Government on Independence Day
Home Minister says Government is following standard guidelines

Government receives set back to acquire land for VSEZ
Land owners refuses to accept the rates fixed

APHRC seeks urgent report from Project Officer of ITDA
Death of two Chenchus and report to be submitted by August 23

Arrest warrant against Bala Saibaba
Warrant issued in a cheque bounce case

TTD to bring more CDs on Annamayya Vizaginfo.com
Plans to publish dictionary on the words used

Kurusura turns five Vizaginfo.com
VUDA keen on developing more attractions

Postal Department to offer Instant Money Order Service soon Vizaginfo.com
Web-based service allows money transfer from Rs. 1,000 to Rs.50,000

Teachers stage dharna at the Collectorate Vizaginfo.com
Plans for massive protests at the Secretariat on August 27

Andhra Pradesh on August 10, 2007

Margadarsi Depositors Welfare Association files writ petition
AP High Court grants interim orders

Matrimonial dispute of Pavan Kalyan
Justice Verma grants in-camera hearings

Assistant Commissioner of Examinations in ACB net
Arrested on charges of accepting a bribe of Rs. 500

AP Land Reforms Tribunal serves notices to Sanghi Group
Sanghi Group is believed to be holding about 2000 acres of excess land

Union Ministry of Steel to review expansion of VSP Vizaginfo.com
Visiting on August 11 and 12 to Steel Plant

Plea to retain AP Grameena Vikas Bank Headquarters in the city Vizaginfo.com
MP Kishore Chandra Deo appealed the Minister of State for Finance

MRPS serves ultimatum to Government Vizaginfo.com
Categorization of SCs into ABCD

Fashion parades to be held at MGM Vizaginfo.com
Kick starts 60th Independence Day celebrations

Andhra Pradesh on August 11, 2007

Blank SSC certificates seized
ACB officials raids house of Additional Joint Secretary of Govt Examinations

Chief Minister inaugurates Nursery Mela
79 new varieties of ornamental, flowering plants placed at the mela

Andhra Pradesh on August 12, 2007

Arogya Sree Scheme in all districts by next November
Scheme to be extended in a phased manner

Government hikes development charges
Puts land owners into dilemma

House panel gives clean chit Obulapuram Mines issue
TDP expresses dissatisfaction

Lorry bandh from August 14
Transport workers extended support to lorry bandh

Notices to excess land holders for recover soon
Ramoji and Sanghi groups amongst others found holding excess lands

Andhra Bank Celebrations begins
43 day long programme meant to enlighten cross section of people

BJP to launch Bhu Poratam Vizaginfo.com
To launch agitation from third week of August

Andhra Pradesh on August 13, 2007

Brahmani Steels given clean chit by All-Party team
Nine member committee visits site; Feels no irregularities in place

High Court directs Police Chief not to issue any statements on attack on Taslima Nasrin
Directs Chief Metropolitan Magistrate to serve notices

Case registered against MBT leader
Charged for issuing public death threats to Taslima Nasrin

Vigilance Commission to accept online petitions
Commission takes role of being designated agency to receive complaints on corruption

Fish workers to launch campaign Vizaginfo.com
National Forum President to address public meeting on August 22

VUDA Rushikonda Row Houses auctions on August 23, 26 and 27 Vizaginfo.com
Mock-up unit available for public visit

Debate held on separate Andhra Vizaginfo.com
Divergent views on State's bifurcation

Foundation stone public amenities laid Vizaginfo.com
Simhachalam Temple to be developed with Rs.17 crore

Jayaraman conferred with Nada Vidya Bharti Award Vizaginfo.com
Cash award of Rs.1 lakh presented

DLSA constitutes legal aid cell Vizaginfo.com
Cell meant for effective implementation of Domestic Violence Act, 2005

Steel Secretary visits expansion areas of VSP Vizaginfo.com
Accompanied by officials of Steel Ministry

Ganja worth of 10kgs seized from monk Vizaginfo.com
Task Force officials hands accused to Gopalapatnam Police

Andhra Pradesh on August 14, 2007

Four IPS officers selected for President's Police Medal
Selected for distinguished meritorious service

Former President Abdul Kalam to launch Rajiv Arogya Sri
EMRI and HMRI Arogya Sri to come under one roof

Government defers decision on release of life convicts
Not all convicts to be released on August 15

Kapunadu serves ultimatum to State Government
Demands inclusion of Kapu, Telaga, Balija and Ontari into BC Category

Lorry owners calls off strike
Transport Department conceded 14 demands

Janardhana Reddy's son withdraws petition in Jubilee Hills car rage incident
Minor development in the case in recent times

TTD Exhibition draws good crowds Vizaginfo.com
Vedic books up for grabs at good discounts

Andhra Pradesh on August 15, 2007

Pukka houses for eligible people by 2009
Chief Minister takes Guard of Honour at Independence Day Celebrations

Former President of India Kalam calls for Nation
EMRI services lauded for having saved 14,000 lives

APSRTC staff oppose hiring of buses
To hold demonstrations against the Corporation's move

Minister for Housing Botsa Satyanarayana urges people to be partner in development Vizaginfo.com
Plans afoot for disbursal of Rs.360 crores crop loans

City Industries Celebrate Indian Independence Day Vizaginfo.com
VSP CMD says expansion project on course

Chief Minister to lay stone for JNNURM houses Vizaginfo.com
Mayor says identification of sites already done

Four dies in road accident at Autonagar on National Highway GajuwakaInfo.com
Speeding Auto rickshaw collides with lorry from rear

Andhra Pradesh on August 16, 2007

TRS President KCR plans Bus yatra
To mobilize public support for the demand to increase capacity of SRSP

Toll Free helpline for Indiramma Scheme launched
People can register their grievances with officials

Nokia phones explodes at Kottavalasa in Vizianagaram district
Cautioned against overcharging of mobile phones batteries

Supersonic missiles induction by 2009 Vizaginfo.com
Missiles to enhance the combat capabilities

Workshop on Economic offenses Vizaginfo.com
ICICI bank and AP State police jointly organizing workshop

BSNL to accept bill payments with debit and credit cards Vizaginfo.com
Inks pact with Axis Bank

Andhra Pradesh on August 17, 2007

Judge convicts lifer for six persons in Kona Krishna Kumari's lockup death case
Four women gets life sentence

Chandrababu Naidu pays visit to Prasanthi Nilayam
Extends wedding invitation of his son to Satya Sai Baba

August 17, 2007: ITCOM Expo at Palm Beach Hotel
Three-day ITCOM inaugurated

Andhra Pradesh on August 18, 2007

5 deers dead when getting captured
Deer capture at Aswaraopet Forest Range proves costly

Krishnasastriyam Audio Album Released
LalitaMohanam's maiden release garners critical acclaim for its graceful and captivating musical interpretations for eight of Krishnasastry's lyrical gems
Solus Media

World Photography Day Contest and Photo Exhibition Winners Announced
To mark the occasion, the A.P Press Photographers Association, gave a call last month for entries and invited contributions from photojournalists.
Solus Media

CPI City Unit to chalk out strategy during Chinamushirivada Meet Vizaginfo.com
Party activists to organize rally, public meeting

Andhra Pradesh on August 19, 2007

ND Tiwari is new Governor of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Governor post is for nearly 19 months now

TDP Polit Bureau holds emergency meeting
Chandrababu Naidu predicts mid-term polls

OMC Director files cheating case against Chandrababu Naidu and Karnataka CM
Says false letter are sent to Forest Ministry

Eevaram - New Telugu Weekly Magazine launched
Weekly magazine from Arun Kumar, MP

CITU to meet in New Delhi on August 31
To discuss about farm and industrial sectors

Land struggle by TDP on August 21 Vizaginfo.com
Cadre to hold padayatras to identify land distribution

City cops to submit detailed report on Monday on Pavan Kalyan Bigamy case Vizaginfo.com
All eyes on the what comes out on Monday

Task Force officials seized 236 pirated CDs Vizaginfo.com
Two persons arrested and handed over to Three Town police

Better Visakha urges VUDA to cancel auctions Vizaginfo.com
Says construction activity on the hills will affect the scenic beauty

Andhra Pradesh on August 20, 2007

CM conducts review meeting on 610 GO implement at School appointments level
Primary Education Minister D Srinivas says Zonal level transfers soon

Rajiv Gandhi Birth Anniversary observed
CM says Government Schemes of Rajiv's name done so that we can remember him well

Karunya's debut album launched
"Karunya", From The Boy Next Door To The Voice Of The Nation
Solus Media

Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and Morgan USA sign MoU Vizaginfo.com
MoU for VSP's wire rod mill expansion plan

Court posts Pavan Kalyan's case to September 20 Vizaginfo.com
Police gets more time to probe and report on charges made by Nandini

Allegedly raped tribals rejects to medical tests at Anakapalli Hospital Vizaginfo.com
Insisted that the tests be conducted at KGH

Human Rights Forum demands stern action against the police personnel Vizaginfo.com
Demands that the police be booked under the act

Eleven Tribal women allegedly gang raped by special police party Vizaginfo.com
Paderu MLA Raja Rao lodges complaint with Sub-Collector

Andhra Pradesh on August 21, 2007

State Government decides to send five-member delegation
Minister for Energy to lead the delegation

SVU Professor to undergo seven years RI in a sex racket case
Other accused sentenced, fined

Model house at Bay View Abodes attracting crowds Vizaginfo.com
VUDA to retain the model house; Other 87 houses up for auction

Tribal rape victims undergoes medical test Vizaginfo.com
Samples sent to Forensic Science Laboratory

Andhra Pradesh on August 22, 2007

Bomb scare at Nampally criminal court
Police steps into action; Finds the call to be a hoax

Agitation by Panchayat Raj employees on Thursday
Chalo Secretariat rally on August 23, 2007

OMC Director filed defamation case
Summons served to TDP President and Ramoji Rao

Wild Elephants claims four persons
Andhra-Orissa boarder in grip of Elephant menace

Digvijay Singh invites BV Raghavulu for talks on land struggle
Says Government is committed to distribute lands for the poor

Bandh in protest against alleged gang rape ends peacefully Vizaginfo.com
Left parties and TDP organizes bandh; Effigy of CM and DGP burnt

VSP CMD elected President of INSDAG Executive Council Vizaginfo.com
INSDAG was set up in 1996

Andhra Pradesh on August 23, 2007

State Government offers to set up a monitoring committee
Left Parties demand for Land Commission rejected

TV9's 'Samskruti' spiritual channel launched
TV Channel to broadcast Multi-religious spiritual and cultural content

Government issues 'No Smoking' orders
Orders to be implemented from October 2

College Lecturer commits suicide
Students allegedly took video while she was taking bath

LIC plans to introduce Bhagyalakshmi scheme for girls below poverty line
Plans to introduce the scheme in other States too

LIC launches two unit linked endowment plans
Profit Plus and Fortune Plus

City kid creates national record walking up side down Vizaginfo.com
Hand Walks 5 kilometers in about 3 hours time

Vakapalli rape victims face social boycott by their husbands Vizaginfo.com
Victims not allowed to enter their homes

APSRTC Unions opposes move to hire buses Vizaginfo.com
NMU stages dharna

Andhra Pradesh on August 24, 2007

TV Studio to come up at Chief Minister camp Office
Project to come up in 3 months at an estimated cost is Rs.1.13 crore

Opposition parties protest against APIIC land sale
Police arrests leaders staging dharna before APIIC office

APSHRC sends official to inquire into teacher suicide incident
Police arrests two accused

State Government accepts 18 more recommendations of Koneru Ranga Rao
Revenue Minister says remaining recommendations insignificant

Superintendent of Police says police accused in molestation need not be shielded Vizaginfo.com
Asks political parties not to put women into inconvenience

Vakapalli Girijan rape victims to meet the Chief Minister Vizaginfo.com
CPM Women's Wing District Secretary leads the victims

Andhra Pradesh on August 25, 2007

Alleged rape victims meet the Chief Minister
Chief Minister gives no assurance

Twin blasts creates panic in Hyderabad
40 dead; Over 70 injured in seperate blasts at Koti and Lumbini Park; Red alert raised

Fake currency racket busted
Police arrests four persons; Seized Rs.2.36 crore fake currency

Left Parties Bhu Poratam to extend to lands under ULC Act Vizaginfo.com
Demands survey of Forest & Revenue Department Lands

CPI plans to occupy Ramoji Film City and Sanghi lands Vizaginfo.com
CPI State Secretary alleged their lands were assigned lands

Andhra Pradesh on August 26, 2007

BJP calls for Statewide-bandh on Monday
Protests against twin-blasts in the State Capital

LK Advani wants re-enactment of POTA
Visits blast sites; Calls on victims at hospitals

Chief Minister defends police
Home Minister Government is contemplating revival of COCA

Cinema theaters ordered to be more secure
Told to install Door Frame Metal Detectors immediately

Hyderabad Bomb Assembly would have been done by an expert, says bomb experts
Cycle balls put in bag to increase explosion impact

Union Home Minister Shivraj Patel, LK Advani to visit Hyderabad
Andhra Pradesh State Cabinet for emergency meet shortly

Lokesh, Brahmani marriage today
Wedding hall richly decorated

Andhra Pradesh on August 27, 2007

CM says Law and Order top priority
Speaks at 'Youth for Peace' programme at Ravindra Bharathi

BJP State bandh partial
Telangana districts sees impact; No impact in Rest of Andhra

Undeclared holiday for Secretariat staff
Hoax bomb threat call causes panic

Temporary Registration of Vehicles at e-Seva centres
To check the abnormal fees charged by automobile dealers

APSRTC introduces two more hi-tech buses to Kakinada Vizaginfo.com
Buses connecting to Kakinada increases to 12

Andhra Pradesh on August 28, 2007

Government considering Anjaneya Reddy Report
Tough laws and free hand to police to tackle the terrorists activities

AICC President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi visiting the State
To arrive at Hyderabad on September 1, 2007

High Court advocates abstain from work to donate blood
Advocates donate blood at Osmania General Hospital

Delhi based DLF Limited bags 25 acres in Knowledge City
Purchases land for a whopping Rs.452.75 crores

GVMC plans to floating bonds Vizaginfo.com
To raise funds Rs.100 crore for JNNURM

Conference on Advantages @ HR in Vizag held Vizaginfo.com
CII Andhra Pradesh Chairman participates

Andhra Pradesh on August 29, 2007

Hyderabad police releases sketch of Lumbini bomb blast suspect
One eyewitness gives detailed description who sat next to the suspect

Twin bomb blasts not to affect two major Hyderabad events
International Astronautical Congress, World Military Games on schedule

Nizamabad and Nellore adjudged as the best in official language implementation
State Official Language Commission presents awards

6 rocket launchers seized from Nallamalla forests
Dump found when police are on regular combing operation

State Government enters pact with Russian Firm Vizaginfo.com
Collaboration to extracting minerals from beach sands

APFSL finds no evidence against the cops in Girijans rape case Vizaginfo.com
Detailed reports sent to stakeholders; Faxed to High Court

Opposition parties oppose setting up of refinery at Makavaripalem and SKota Vizaginfo.com
Stages demonstration before Joint Collector

Bomb hoax at NSTL School Vizaginfo.com
Bomb squad and sniffer dogs pressed into service; Call found to be a hoax

Andhra Pradesh on August 30, 2007

Top Police Officials to form an Anti Terrorist Cell
Committee to submit its proposal to the DGP on Saturday

Chief Minister announces two-year extension to irrigation officials
Reviews progress on irrigation projects in Telangana

GO on specified gazetted posts likely
8718 employees identified for repatriation while 4145 served orders

New Telugu channels NTV and Bhakti TV launched
Governor ND Tiwari stress on promoting basic moral values

Transport Department to hold special drive Vizaginfo.com
Stern action against school bus and auto rickshaw drivers violating norms

16 cases of dengue fever reported in North Andhra Vizaginfo.com
Tribal areas found to be more prone

Andhra Pradesh on August 31, 2007

AP High Court quashes lease to Obulapuram Mining Corporation
Court finds laid down norms not adhered when issuing notification

Cherlapally Central Prison under scanner again
Convict dies; Four including jailor put under suspension

Hyderabad gets A-I status
Central Government employees to get more allowances

ESeva to be merged with Rajiv Internet Centres
Center to function as Rajiv Citizens Services Centres

Left Party activists lay siege to GVMC Vizaginfo.com
Protests against implementation of GO 638

CPI to occupy forest land as part of Bhu Poratam Vizaginfo.com
Nearly 500 activists take part in the program

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