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February 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

February 2007 News from Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh on February 1, 2007

President Abdul Kalam interacts with medical fraternity
Asks doctors to serve Rural India

Milk prices hiked
Union Government imposes ban on export of skimmed milk power

Du Pont to setup facility in Hyderabad
Plans to invest Rs. 100 crore in the facility

Overwhelming response for DISHA
Conducted by Magnus School of Business

Visakhapatnam Port Trust bags RINL Trophy
VSP Chairman says promoting sports will always be in the forefront

All India Senior Tennis Ranking Tennis Championship 2007 from Feb 5
U-14 and U-16 Championships also to be held

Andhra Pradesh on February 2, 2007

High Court directs Election Commission not to issue poll notification
Sarpanches file writ petition seeking voting rights

Commercial Taxes Minister and MLAs gheraoed
Irate Congress worker slapped Pendurty MLA

CPI (M) to contest in 14 wards
Total number of nominations filed 1042 on final day

Nephrology conference on February 8
The conference will discuss tem cells, gene therapy and other matters Spot admission by Nagarjuna University
To be conducted at MSRS Siddardha College ANGRAU sings pact with Tuskegee University
MoU signed under US-India Agricultural Knowledge Initiative Online soft skill courses by AU
In collaboration with Liqwid Krystal EAMCET test on May 4
Syllabi modified

Andhra Pradesh on February 3, 2007

Chief Minister to inaugurated STPI centre
Ten more IT centres in store during the year

State level political training classes
Sitaram Yechuri to address

Chairperson suspends TDP member from Council meeting
Second Phase of Road Widening works comes up for disucssions

Honorarium for MPTCs
It will be paid from April this year

Online medical bills
Information on medical reimbursement

MMBL agrees to fix Bt cottonseed price
Cottonseed prices slashed

State to share details on Palar scheme
Designs of proposed scheme completed

Unauthorized structures removed
VUDA Planning Wing makes surprise inspections

AIBEA meet begins
Two-day conference to discuss the problems of bank employees

Central Bank employees to go on Strike on February 23
Employees facing harassment

Andhra Pradesh on February 4, 2007

FACOR chairman passes away
Agarwal is credited for FACOR expansions in Orissa and Maharastra

Resident Medical Officer assaulted
Alleged negligence of medical treatment

ZP Chief Elections on Monday
Election for the postponed twice so far

Workers' union opposes port cargo diversion
Union expresses strong resentment over diversion

Talli Telangana Party will contest in the next General Elections
Vijayashanti said action plan is on the way

Central team to visit on drought in the State
Seven-member team to study drought in the State

Panel to submit annual report on RTI to Assembly
Government to use feedback to frame ammendments

Parliamentary committee to visit HSL
Committee would assess performance of the ship yard Lecture on Ramayana at RSV
Seshachala Sharma of Bangalore University to deliver the lecture

Andhra Pradesh on February 5, 2007

MLA Ch Ayyannapatrudu quits TDP posts
Result of selection of the candidates for GVMP polls

AP High Court stays construction of recreation centre
Interim order for a writ filed by Fisherman Youth Welfare Association

Botsa Satyanarayana relative elected as ZP Chief
Defeats rival TDP candidate by 13 votes

Vijayawada Mayor Mallika Begum manhandled
Asks for apology

934 candidates stays in Visakhapatnam corporation elections
Last date for withdrawl of nominations ends

Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Silver Jubilee Celebrations
Treasure Hunt on February 11

Awareness programme on Anemia
Diabetes Foundation conducts the programme

Revival plan of HSL
BHEL-BHPV merger process to commence in April MHRM Examinations
AU will conduct from February 9 to 22

Andhra Pradesh on February 6, 2007

Rajahmundry City Congress president quits
Dissidence to the fore in Congress as well in TDP

Police repatriation in a year
3000 constables, 100 CIs and SIs in Hyderabad to be repatriated

Chief Minister to distribute his lands on Wednesday
106 Yanadi families agree to take possession

Brandix commences production
400 local women trained in apparel manufacture

CPM not against SEZs
Opposes blanket concessions to IT majors

Intermediate girl student raped
Police arrested the accused

VSP boxers excel in All India Meet
All India Inter Steel Plants Boxing Championship AU Seminar on morality
National level seminar from February 7 to 9

Andhra Pradesh on February 7, 2007

Chief Minister distributes 338 acres of land to landless poor
108 Yanadi women receive pattas and title deeds

CIC penalizes ACP of Visakhapatnam and Balanagar MRO under RTI Act
Deliberate delay in furnishing information to applicants

Increments to be cut on erring official in Social Welfare hostel department wardens
Deputy Directors in the department to keep a vigil

Major reshuffle in IPS officers
As many as 47 IPS officers transferred

Last date for applications for new colleges extended
Application forms to be available till February 17

GITAM student in GVMC polls
Suhasini is contesting from Ward No. 47

Deadline for withdrawal of nomination ends for GVMC polls
Rebels still in fray

Paramount Group launched Air Operations
Flight to connect Visakhapatnam to Bangalore via Hyderabad

Crazy Cabs services to be introduced in the city
Cabs at the doorsteps within 15 minutes on request

Andhra Pradesh on February 8, 2007

AP High Court quashes Sarpanches writ petition
AP Legislative Council polls on March 17

ACB raids on Deputy Director of Mines and Geology houses
Officials unearthed disproportionate assets worth over Rs. 70 lakhs

Satyam to set up 2500 seat development facility
New facility to be set up in Nanjing, China

Congress rebels still in fray for GVMC polls
Konathala and MLAs hold talks

MRO Inspector in ACB net
Arrested on the charge of bribery case

CPM's GVMC elections manifesto
Housing and drinking water are top priorities

APSRTC to run special buses for One Day International Cricket Match
Busses to operate between 7 AM to 12 Noon

Andhra Pradesh on February 9, 2007

RINL and PSUs to acquire coal mines abroad jointly
Aims at ensuring coking coal supply for steel production

SC Commission moots penal punishment for not implementing quota rules
Vice Chairman of National Commission for SCs and STs said at a press meet

Police Establishment Board setup
Another GO issued by State Government on Police Reforms

RPCIL to pay Rs 3 crore to VUDA as development charges
VUDA cracks whip on Pharma City promoters

Raw Material Handling Plant work beings
Bridge and Roof Company Ltd., started work

Make Pulse Polio programme a success on February 11, 2007
All kids below five years get five polio drops

Tanishq showroom inaugurated
Announces 25 percent discount on diamond Jewellery as inaugural offer

Andhra Pradesh on February 10 , 2007

Health Insurance for all tribal students
Scheme to cover 2.80 lakh tribal students

Kidnap gang busted
Six-year boy rescued

Sun, Earth and Saturn to come in straight line
Saturn would be visible even with naked eye

NFIR to observe Mass Campaign Day
Demands interim relief

Congress, TDP issue threats to rebels in fray
Rebel candidates becomes big trouble for leading parties

Visakha Steel Plant bags prestigious award
Awarded Organizational excellence and suggestion scheme for 2006

Badminton Championship begins at Ukkunagaram
Organized on the eve of RINL silver jubilee celebrations

Andhra Pradesh on February 11 , 2007

TV News reader found murdered in a hotel room
Mystery shrouds around her murder

AP State Assembly Budget Sessions to begin on Feb 13
Political parties finalizes their strategy for the sessions

TDP names Veeraraghavamma as its Mayoral candidate
Rajahmundry Municipal Elections scheme hots up

National Kho-Kho meet from February 13
Anakapalle becomes venue for National-level Championships

Central Government doing its best to check inflation
Union Minister Subbiramireddy expresses confidence of Congress win in elections

Andhra Pradesh on February 12 , 2007

AP High Court issues notices to major Political Parties
Ticks off political parties on bandhs, rastha rokhos

Elections to 6 MPTCs, 2 ZPTCs on March 1
State Election Commission issues notification

APPCB issued notices to five industries
Violation of directions of the Board

Tributes to Justice Patrudu
Funeral will take place on Tuesday

Newsreader Sujatha found murder in a Lodge
Probe sought by APEMJA

RRL opened three Reliance Fresh stores
Total stores in the state now reaches 59

AU Engineering graduates get to do PG in Sweden
Tuition fee for all the students to be waived

CPM tells Congress to take polls as referendum
Says fixing charges on everything will hurt public

Andhra Pradesh on February 13 , 2007

44 storeyed ICICI Centre to come up in Hyderabad
Mega facility would cost about Rs. 1000 crores

Chief Minister firm on IIT at Medak
Opined 21st century Gurukulam at Basara would benefit students

Walkouts and podium encroachments gets highlighted in Budget Session
CPM pushes power problems in the state

Answer sheets of DSC sent for forensic analysis
Deputy Educational Office and four others in the scam arrested

Gold shoe for Goddess Bramarambhika
Golden shoe weights 400 grams and valued at Rs. 4.08 lakhs

Kadapa DCC joint secretary murdered
Rivals believed to be behind the task

Five persons arrested in TV Newsreader murder case
Offenders suspected to have invited her giving an lucrative offer

City Hotels and Gifts shops gear up for Valentines Day
ABVP to protest celebrations

Excise collections in the zone increases
Records impressive growth of 20.3 percent

ICICI Prudential to focus on rural side expansion
Plans to expand its distribution network AU seeks US patent for discovery
Research taken up as part of the MoU signed ECET FDH Notification likely to be released on February 15
JNTU to conduct the entrance examination

Andhra Pradesh on February 14 , 2007

State Government inks pact with UK firm on Glass factory
Project to create employment to nearly 1500 people

MoU signed with AAI on two Airports
Expansion of Vijayawada and Rajahmundry airports on cards

Governor issues notification for State Legislative Council
Election Commission to issue another on February 15

1.36 lakh acres under LCA pending in courts
Revenue Minister announced in the question hour

Police uncover murder of Teja Newsreader Sujatha
One person arrested and the other at large

Tight security arrangements made for Visakhapatnam ODI
Eight bomb disposal squads and seven dog squads deployed

Visakhapatnam Steel Plant awarded 5S certification
Certification awarded by Quality Circle Forum of India

BJP to launch Chalo Assembly
Demands Rs. 2000 crore allocation for weaker sections

Andhra Pradesh on February 15 , 2007

Vigilance and Enforcement wing conducted raids across the State
Seized rice and pulse worth over Rs. 20 crores seized

120 million gallons water from Godavari to State Capital
Another university in Mahabubnagar or Nalgonda

Council poll notification issued
Polling will take place on March 17

Breakthrough in TV channel newsreader murder case
Accused held in Bangalore

Nine Congress rebels get expelled from the party
MLA's relative one among them

Vigilance officials raids Shopping malls
Pulses worth over Rs. 21 lakh seized Steel City Securities inks MoU with AU
To introduce Diploma course in capital market

Andhra Pradesh on February 16 , 2007

Income Tax Commissioner caught for disproportionate assets
CBI registers case and begins investigation

Visakhapatnam gears up for India vs Sri Lanka ODI
Match gains prominence for being the last before World Cup

Maha Sivaratri celebrated with gaiety
Thousands flocks to beach for poojas at RK Beach

VSP to celebrate Silver Jubilee
Aims to increase capacity to 6.3 tons by 2008-09

Telephone bill payment facility at e-Seva centres
Facility of payment system commissioned

District Collector declares February 19 as holiday
Liquor sale prohibited on eve of elections

PCC president announces Mayor Candidates from BCs
Says expelled candidates will not be taken back

Andhra Pradesh on February 18 , 2007

Stage set up for Three Civic Polls
GVMC, Rajahmundry and Hindupur to elect local bodies

Congress announces first list for AP Legislative Council Polls
Two seats of Karimnagar and Medak for TRS

No incentive to grow turmeric
Demand found to be on the rising side

Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation polls on Monday
Elaborate arrangements in place as GVMC goes for polls for the first time

Money, booze flow in city for GVMC elections
10,500 liquor bottles seized from godown

Caster shop inaugurated at VSP
First major civil engineering work as expansion project

Andhra Pradesh on February 19 , 2007

Major share for Irrigation sector and Housing in AP Budget
Finance Minister presents tax-free budget

Stray incidents mark Civic Elections
Low poll turnouts reported

TDP MLAs of Telangana undertake Padayatra
Demands immediate construction of Pranahita-Chevella link canal

Loan papers exempted from stamp duty
GO issued to this effect

GVMC Election counting on February 21
Results expected to be out by noon

Presiding Officer on GVMC Election duty arrested
Dereliction of duty in connection with the polls

Low turn out in the GVMC elections
Disinterest amongst people believed to be the reason

71 employees of VSP conferred Jawaharlal Nehru awards
Good performing teams at VSP gets awards

Andhra Pradesh on February 20 , 2007

35 minors rescued by police from flesh trade
15 traffickers arrested

Chief Minister assures five percent quota for minorities
Reservation in jobs and education before next academic year

AP Legislative Council Elections
TDP releases list of candidates for ten districts

Samajwadi Party suspends lone MLA
Anti party activities is said to be the reason

District Civil Supplies officials conducts raids on corporate hoardings
Pulses seized worth over Rs. 29,18,585

Greater Visakha Municipal Corporation Poll results on Wednesday
Counting to commence at 8am

Andhra Pradesh on February 21 , 2007

Civil poll results announced
Split verdict in GVMC, TDP wins in Rajahmundry & Congress wrests Hindupur

Special teams of CID raids three Margadarsi premises
Search at Head Office was stopped following Court order

AICC releases candidates list for Local bodies
PCC leaves candidate selection process to high command

SMS service for power consumers
New service launched on Wednesday

Number game for Mayoral Poll
Independents plays key role Three day Seminar on demography at Andhra University
Seminar feels women have suffered from discrimination LAWCET 2007 notification will be issued on March 1, 2007
Applications to be available at Post Offices and eSeva Centres from March 7, 2007

Andhra Pradesh on February 22 , 2007

New GO authorizes Information Commissioner to file cases against media
GO would make media to be more responsible for its stories

Congress making steps to grab GVMC Mayor position
Camp politics shifts to Hyderabad

Former HUDA Chief engineer convicted
Judge orders confiscation of property worth over 14.51 lakhs

Searches on Margadarsi creates furore in Assembly
TDP delegation meets Governor for action against the Government

Finance Minister justifies CID searches
Says Government is not vindictive towards Eenadu

KITS to organize seminar on Education in Australia
Seminar to provide information on Australian Immigration and Educational system

53 nominations filed for Council Elections
Dadi Veerabhadra Rao and Rajana Ramani files nominations

Andhra Pradesh on February 23 , 2007

State Government cancels GO against Print and Electronic media
Chief Minister expresses ignorance of the GO release

Rebels in GVMC elections to support Congress
Rebels leader Nagireddy promises unconditional support for Mayor post

State Government to develop Integrated Townships
Scheme meant for lower class and middle class people

Lunar and Solar eclipse in March
Association of Amateur Astronomers gives details

Ashok Gajapati Raju condemns GO on freedom of press
Charges Chief Minister for misleading people

Temple Hundi looted in Nellore
Two employees murdered

Special Secretary visits Steel Plant
Emphasizes need for completion of expansion works

Fishermen Community demands Mayor Post
Says their sacrifice led to city development

Andhra Pradesh on February 24 , 2007

CID to resume searches on Margadarsi on Sunday
Court gives permission to the officials for searches

No power cuts during night times
Decision taken in view of forthcoming examinations

Petroleum tankers to go on strike from February 28 midnight
Association takes decision to press their demands

Margadarsi Depositors list needs to be made public
Congress MP U. Arunkumar demands

Postal staff arrested
On graft charges

VSP bags Productivity Council Award for being energy efficient
Another feather in the cap of VSP

Prohibitory orders imposed in view of GVMC Mayor Poll
Orders covers 1km radius from GVMC

Andhra Pradesh on February 25 , 2007

Italian devotee found dead in Prashanti Nilayam premises
58-year Lan Carlo is a devotee of the Sri Sai Baba

Chief Secretary submits report on controversial GO
Recommends action against officials for unauthorized release of gag GO

CID resumes searches at Margadarsi
Gates of building closed for outsiders

Stage set for Mayor and Deputy Mayor elections to GVMC
Prohibitory orders imposed

Kaushik Logistics launches 45-seater Volvo bus for Kolkata
Bus to lay to Kolkata via Bhubaneswar

Andhra Pradesh on February 26 , 2007

TDP wins Mayoral elections in Rajahmundry
Congress party takes Mayor post in Hindupur

State allocation in Union Railway Budget upped by 74 percent
State gets no new trains

No hike in Railways freight rates
Industrialists feel happy

TDP stages dharna before Secretariat
Demands Chief Secretary to show the GO file

Police busted Credit Card gang
Rs. 80 lakhs loss to the Bank

Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation Elections-2007
Janardhana Rao elected as Mayor; K. Dorababu is Deputy Mayor

NIFT to conduct entrance examinations
Course fee for semester is Rs. 30,000

Green Tech award to Visakhapatnam Port
Award for Industrial safety

Andhra Pradesh on February 27 , 2007

State Government concedes demands
BV Raghavulu calls off fast

Major fire accident in four-storied building
Two persons charred to death

TDP demands Railway Minister to resign
Says injustice is done to the State in budget

CBI arrests FCI officer
Charged for accepting bribe

Synergies delivers wheels for Ford Mondeo
Shipment numbers crosses 5,00,000 wheels mark

Paderu Treasury Officer suspended for drawing Rs.1.41 crore
Major fraud unearthed in Visakhapatnam

3 persons were arrested in dowry harassment case
Accused sent to judicial custody

Andhra Pradesh on February 28 , 2007

Union Budget - 2007-08
Opposition claims as anti poor

Notification issued for Council Poll
Polling will be held on March 22

Speaker suspends N. Janardhana Reddy for a day
He crossed the limits of decency and decorum

Tribals observes bandh demanding remunerative prices
Thousands take rally in mandal headquarters

Seven more staff identified to be involved in treasury scam
DoRA transferred to non-functional position

Workshop on ICT curriculum held
Workshop focuses on multiple intelligence

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