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January 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

January 2007 News from Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh on January 1, 2007

Dharnas against closure of APSRTC depots
APSRTC to close loss-making depots

Noted film producer Doondy no more
He was chairman of Nandi Awards selection Committee

CPI (M) sought compensation for Mid-Manair oustees
Should be paid before work commences

CIEFL plans to set up regional centres in the State
Central University status hailed

Noted dancer Manjubhargavi to be felicitated
She performed more than 1600 dance performances

CPM workers lathi charged
Police banned public meetings, allies and any form of agitation

The year 2006 was a bright for VSP
Sales turnover is over Rs. 9000 crores

Andhra Pradesh on January 2, 2007

High Court no to stay on Margadarsi probe
Case adjourned

Ten percent hike in tuition fee for intermediate courses
GO issued to this effect

DISHA - 2007
Management students have edge over technology students

Educationalists meet on January 9 2007
Cultural awareness among the youth

Chief Minister to visit on January 6 2007
To participate in various government programmes

City Task Force officials arrested two persons
9 Kg gold seized AU Examinations to be held in April
Last date for submitting application is February 5

Andhra Pradesh on January 3, 2007

Power savings drive in Government Offices
Chief Secretary Issues orders to this effect

Chief Ministers kin surrenders land
Government distributing land to landless families

IAS officers transferred
Minor reshuffle in the cadre

APSRTC sets up panel to review closure of depots
Six-member committee to study the issue

Bhooporatam continues in Visakhapatnam
MLA MA Gafoor arrested along with 194 agitators

Air Chief Marshal visits ENC
Interacts with officers of ENC

Andhra Pradesh on January 4, 2007

Resource management soon for villages covered by APREGS
1.48 lakh works costing Rs. 900 crore are in progress

Hyderabad City Police Commissioner transferred
Balwinder Singh to assume charge

PMRY selections
Selections will be held on January 8, 9 and 12

Chapa Kumar selected for best consumer award
Award in recognition of valuable contribution in consumer awareness

Ripples - 2007
AU student bags gold

Bhooporatam in Visakhapatnam
Opposition demands unconditional release of arrested leaders

Bronze statue of Dronamraju to be unveiled on Friday
Chief Minister to attend the function LPCET - 2006 to be held on January 24
Government issues orders

Andhra Pradesh on January 5, 2007

Cabinet expansion before Budget session
CM gives hints

Chief Secretary directs Departments to send details of non-locals
Reviews GO 610 implementation

YSR delivers valedictory address at Congress brainstorming session
Calrifies that Pothireddypadu does not have any adverse effects

One-day strike in RRBs turns successful
Demands allowances on par with commercial banks

Chief Minister firm on setting up of IIT at Isnapur
Clarifies to MLAs and MPs of Adilabad

Simhachalam Devasthanam contemplating auction of lands
Keeping land grabbers at bay

Horticulture show 2007 from Saturday
Ukkunagaram to become the venue

APSRTC observes 18th Road Safety Week
Compensations reach Rs. 70.25 lakhs to victims

CPM activists taken into custody
Chief Minister’s visit to be hassle free

Traffic diversion due to CMs visit
No vehicles moving towards Akkayapalem from Thatichetlapalem

Andhra Pradesh on January 6, 2007

GITEX India show from January 9
Increased focus for mid-tier IT companies

Shabana Aazi selected for ANR award
Union Minister Meera Kumar will present award

Two accused escaped in jailbreak in broad daylight
Five cops suspended for dereliction of duties

Siripuram renamed Dronamraju Square
Chief Minister announces name change

Farmlands will be acquired as a last resort for SEZs
CM directs VUDA and APHB to build houses for middle class

GITAM and HPCL sign pact
Agreement for three research projects Telugu University Examinations
To be held on January 29 and 31

Andhra Pradesh on January 7, 2007

Health insurance cover for all white cardholders
Sankranti gift from Chief Minister

De-addition centres to be set up
Health Minister makes announcement

ICFAI welcomes bill on private universities
Prof. Rao says regulatory body will check fly-by-night operators

CPM opposes second SRC move
Second SRC not part of Common Minimum Programme

Jana Sahiti meet at Tarimela
Tarimela chosen venue for being native of revolutionary intellect

Huge turnout for Bhajana Mahotsavam
Event aimed at infusing devotional spirit

APSRTC to ply special busses for festival season
More busses to connect to Hyderabad

Visakhapatnam Port Trust wins Major Ports Shuttle Meet
Trophies distributed to winners

CM to inaugurate global meet on Ceramics
CERATEC-2007 to be held at AU Engineering College

Andhra Pradesh on January 8, 2007

GAIL reduced transportation charges
Refund excess tariff collected from November last year

Government plans to launch third venture of BT Park at Medak
24 units likely to come up with an investment of Rs. 1000 crore

Indiasoft 2007 from Tuesday
Event to showcase cutting edge IT capabilities

Reserve Bank of India issues warning on counterfeit currency
Banks told to be careful about counterfeit currency notes in ATMs

NTPC to embark on expansion mode
Proposal sent to PIB for approval

VUDA to organizing flower show at Kalasagiri
Individuals can put up their stalls at the venue

Jindals mobile health unit flagged off
Vocational training centre to be opened shortly

Central Government agrees to upgrade AUEC to IIT standard
CM lays foundation stone for VIMS

Andhra Pradesh on January 9, 2007

Dharna at MRO office
Move against Alumina refinery

Chief Minister inaugurates GITEX India 2007
IT growth depends on HR and infrastructure

Chief Minister accused of intimidating Telangana
Janardhana Reddy and Sashidahar Reddy joins on Pothireddypadu Issue

Markfed to sell onion at Rs 7 per kg
Minister gives directions

Childrens home Sail Bosco Ilu inaugurated
VSP and SAIL extends help for social cause

GVMC approves renaming of Siripuram Junction
Siripuram Junction now official as Dronamraju Circle

Regional awareness meeting on GO 610
Entries to be made in the service registers of employees

Gold coins to be available at IOB branches
Four to fifty grams coins available for individuals

Andhra Pradesh on January 10, 2007

International team visits Pharma units
Investigation to detect chemical weapons

Devolution of powers to local bodies
Nine departments completes process

JKC concept to be introduced in schools
Modalities are being worked out

Tollywood biggies buying lands in the city
APSFTTDC working on proposal for film city

ZP panel members stage dharna
Protests against Congress discrimination

NCSC panel member visits steel plant
Rich tributes paid to Dr Ambedkar

Andhra Pradesh on January 11, 2007

GITEX India-2007 concludes
Animation City on plans

Monitoring authority to be setup for Krishna outflow
Representatives of three regions constitute proposed authority

TRS charges Second SRC as undemocratic
Says will expose Congress in its 'Palle Bata'

State Government ignoring fluorosis problem
Vijaya Shanti says separate Telangana is the solution

Membership drive by TDP from January 28
Annual Mahanadu from May 27

Visakhapatnam Broadband speed increased to 2 MPBS
BSNL aiming at improving its customer base

TDP leaders protest continues on the second day
Protest against the alleged discrimination by ZP chairman

Andhra Pradesh on January 12, 2007

World Bank sanctions $150 million loan to the State
Loan amount to be used for going programs

Norms not changed for remission to convicts says Home Minister
Says GO was not modified as claimed by opposition

CID operations reveal 28 percent in red light areas are from AP
Chittoor ranks high in traffickers

National Youth Day observed
Programme conducted by Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama

Kotak High School student selected for National level champion ship
Basketball champion ship to be held in Chattisgarh

Mega Musical nite on January 14
Eight Wonder Entertainers to conduct musical nite

Visakhapatnam native hands over assigned land
Assigned land purchased by her surrendered to MRO

Andhra Pradesh on January 13, 2007

Credit card racket busted in Hyderabad
Three foreigners with fake cards and passport arrested

ISB to study real estate boom
Panel discussion held

Akkineni Award presented to Shabana Azmi
Award present for contribution to social work and movie industry

Gang rape of a girl and immoral trafficking
Two constables dismissed from service

DCC president denies TDP charge of fund allocation
Says TDP leaders misleading the people

EPDCL launches SMS service on power cuts
Consumers can get advance information about power cuts

Andhra Pradesh on January 14, 2007

Pothireddypadu head regulator meeting postponed
Meet likely to be held on January 19 or 20

Chief Minister to tour Anantapur on January 16
To unveil statue of Ananta Venkata Reddy

Police ends kidnap bid in Vijayawada
Teenagers rescued from the clutches

Karimnagar Congress celebrates MSR birthday
Rice to 500 poor families distributed

Taekwondo Championship 2007 from January 17
More than 1000 participants to take part

Power scarcity in Visakhapatnam
Consumers asked to follow economy measures

No land would be taken from poor - says Minister Dharmana
Says Government is not anti-poor

Tyagaraja aradhana from January 18
Sangeeta Sudhanidhi Award to K Krishnamacharyulu

Andhra Pradesh on January 16, 2007

District Selection Committee scam crosses Rs 3 crore
Question mark hangs over SED officials' role

Government purchasing power 5.4 million units everyday
Present demand is 155 million units a day

RTPP 3rd unit to be commissioned on January 24
Chief Minister will formally switch on the project

Satyam to conduct campus interviews on February 2
Applications for the recruitment drive to be available on AU website

Fake currency racket busted
Two persons arrested with cash

Burglars strike at MVP Colony and makes away with booty
Stolen ornaments estimated to be worth over Rs. 1 crore

English language practical examination from January 18
Andhra University to hold the examination

Andhra Pradesh on January 17, 2007

AP High Court judges to be increased to 66
Rs. 7 crore would be allocated for computerization

AAI will sign MoU on State airports
Six airports to come up in the State

State Government sets up panel to suggest IIT location
Three-member high power committee to study

Dy DEO and three teachers arrested in DSC Scam
Rs. 47.70 lakhs recovered

Listing of Polling stations identified for Upper House
5000 polling stations proposed

Best farmers get Sankranti Puraskarams
Farmers presented with Rs. 5000 AU to sign MoU with US University
Focus on info literacy

Andhra Pradesh on January 18, 2007

Boat tragedy on Thursday afternoon
50 persons suspected to be dead

Opposition parties reject IIT Panel
NH7 blockade to press demand for IIT at Basar

48th National Cost Convention 2007 begins
Challenges to overcome to sustain present economic growth

President of India to interact with KMC students
To attend Golden Jubilee celebrations of the College

Confluence 2007 from Saturday
1500 delegates expected to participate

Andhra Pradesh excel well in Taekwondo meet
CISF wins gold in welterweight division

CFTUI urges government to focus on welfare of workers
Globalization should not lead to loss of jobs

Rs 500 crore allocation of beach nourishment and conservation
Conservation and Promotion of mangroves highlighted Pune University curriculum changed
Revise the syllabus of various courses

Andhra Pradesh on January 19, 2007

Satyam Q3 net dips 21 percent
Total expenditure increased by 31.6 percent to Rs. 1251 crores from 950 crore

Nuzvid sub jail break through
One criminal arrested while the other at large

Chief Minister visits boat tragedy site
Boat tragedy toll rises to sixty one

BJP demands probe into the boat tragedy
Demanded payment of Rs. 3 lakhs ex gratia to each of the families

Reliance outlets soon in the State
Four fresh outlets launched in the city

GITAM inks with UK University
Students needs in the context of liberalization and proposed reforms in higher education

Teppotsavam at Simhachalam observed
Anand Gajapati Raju and family offer special pooja

VSP observes Energy Month
Chairman & MD speaks at valedictory function

Global meet on Cancer at Visakhapatnam
Meet jointly organized by Lions Cancer Hospital and AU

Andhra Pradesh on January 20, 2007

State Cabinet approves metro rail project
62 km long Phase II of Outer Ring Road

Education Minister clarifies on DSC 2006
No cancellation as lakhs of careers at stake

State gets three anti human trafficking units
The first one will be inaugurated at CID office

International Conference on Translational Research for Cancer
Emphasizes integrated approach to combat cancer

Symbiosys Technologies bags top exporter award
Symbiosys has Hitachi and Google as its clients

Andhra Pradesh on January 21, 2007

Website on welfare of pensioners soon
Chief Minister will launch the website

Priority for micro irrigation
Rs. 1.5 lakh crore for completing all irrigation projects

46 boat accident victims recovered
Mechanized boats with special hooks helps in recovery bodies

Kennel Association organizes dogs show
140 dogs of 32 breeds participated in the show

Foundation stone laid for Housing Scheme
318 houses to be constructed for the poor

Task Force police arrested four for betting
Betting on Australia and New Zealand cricket match

Andhra Pradesh on January 22, 2007

Transporters to go on strike from January 25
Protest against increase of third party insurance by cent percent

Gas shortage hits projects
Four projects Extension with a combined installed capacity of 1499 MW

Special train from Visakhapatnam to Hyderabad
It is introduced to clear off the rush

Entry of visitors banned at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
It will be in force till January 28

Sri Satya Sai Babas remarks creates mixed reactions
Telangana students burn Baba effigy in Hyderabad

Search for victims of last week boat mishap ends
64 persons died in the incident

Red sanders smuggling
Government decided to take the help of CBI to curb the menance

BHPV delivers reactor to Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
For testing of CCR plat forming reactor

Flights cancelled due to fog
Visibility dropped to as low as 1500 metre

State level conference of NMU of APSRTC on January 25
The conference will elect its new Executive Body Andhra University to set up soft skill development centres
Give more importance to campus placements

Andhra Pradesh on January 23, 2007

Political storm erupted in Congress party over ZP Post
Two ministers threaten to resign

NABARD Aid to 1549 projects
Sanctions loan assistance of Rs. 332.72 crore to State

Lorry owners call off indefinite strike
IRA reduces hike in the third party insurance premium to 70 percent

DSC 2006 scam
Suspended DEO threatens to end life if proved

Protest against KCR remarks
Set fire to the effigy of K. Chandrasekhara Rao

Visakha Dairy hikes milk price
Due to the rise in the procurement cot and other expenses

Tribal Rights Recognition Act 2006 is a boon to tribals
MP Midiam Babu Rao welcomes the Act

Chemist shops raided and case filed against pharmacist
Operation conducted in coordination with Vijayawada Inspectors

Flight services cancelled
Smog continues to hamper air traffic

Andhra Pradesh on January 24, 2007

Vizianagaram ZP Chief Election putoff
Selection process postponed for lack of quorum

Upadhyay gets death sentence in Seth family killing
Three others get life term

Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Telugu film Industry
Chief Minister to inaugurate the celebrations

Release of eligible prisoners on Republic Day
Civil Liberties organizations urged the Government

Transport Minister stresses on Digital Meters for auto rickshaws
Says Digital meters are more tamper proof

Fake currency worth over Rs 3.75 lakhs seized
Two persons arrested

APEPDCL to set up 100 new sub stations
Estimated cost is around Rs. 140 crore

Prism 2007 from January 26
Final round of events to be held at VUDA Children’s Theater

Port Trust breaks previous record
15951 tonnes of ureal in bulk unloaded in record time

Two persons arrested on charges of molestation
Passersby alerts police

Andhra Pradesh on January 25, 2007

State Government celebrates 75 years of Telugu cinema
Chief Minister opens week-long celebrations

SEC issues notification for Corporations elections
Vizag, Rajahmundry and Hindupur go to polls on February 19

State policemen to get President medals on Republic Day eve
APSRTC MD, Adtl DGPs amongst others to get medals

Vizianagaram ZP Chief Election put off indefinitely
Infighting over nominee gets more intense

Inter district and State Carrom Tournament from January 26
Carrom association of Visakhapatnam to organize

APSRTC introduces new buses in the city
14 low floor city buses flagged off

NMU threatened to resist private bus operations
Operations of private buses plying on RTC routes

Andhra Pradesh on January 26, 2007

CPI demands stopping land acquitting for Aluminum Company
Blames Government of forcing villages to part with their lands

Major parties celebrate Republic Day
National Flag unfurled at party offices

Chief Minister unfuls tricolour at the Republic Day Parade
Promises 3 lakh IT jobs

78,847 houses to be built under Indiramma Scheme
Indira Sagar water for 1.5 lakh acres

1200 Electronic Voting machines for GVMC elections
Receiving of Nominations to end by February 2

Poll code comes into in force
GVMC elections to be held on February 19

CCR Cyclemax Regeneration System erected
Visakha Refinery ED and top officials present

Andhra Pradesh on January 27, 2007

PCC appointed conveners for civic elections
Party examining tie-ups

Power situation to worsen in summer
Power crisis causes worry to APTRANSCO

State Government decides to release Rs 100 crore for Post matric scholarships
Funds to be spent on hostel maintenance and reimbursement fee

41st National Cross Country Championship
800 athletes to participate

Campaign on Oil Conservation
Awareness rally organized by IOCL

GVMC Commissioner promises free and fair poll elections
Strict implementation of Election Code

Andhra Pradesh on January 28, 2007

Blackstone Group to invest in Ushodaya Enterprises Limited
New York based company to also get representation on UEL Board

MPTCs to meet again as talks fail
No decision was arrived at the meeting

Concept Schools under Vidya Yagnam programme
Two schools in rural areas in each district

TDP to field more youths in polls
Planning to give 40% tickets to youth

District Child Rights Forum inaugurated
NGOs extends hand to setup the forum

CPM to contest for 24 seats in GVMC polls
CPM ready for alliance with TDP

Special cell to monitor model code for elections set up
Commissioner MK Meena inaugurates the cell

Andhra Pradesh on January 29, 2007

Auto drivers calls off strike
Government agrees to extent deadline

Congress for finalize its lists of Corporators and Councilors on January 31
Top politicians from various regions to play vital role in getting party tickets

Panel to interact on power situation with consumers
Government constitutes SSAC

BJP stages dharna-demanding release of scholarships
Lathi charge on BJP activists

Anti Polavaram rally turned violent and four injured
Police opened fire nearly ten rounds

Sirimanu Utsav from Tuesday
Utsav to be held once in 15 years

Vizag police prepares list of rowdy sheeters prepared
Commissioner holds review meeting

Flight services restored after 11 days
Indian Airlines New Delhi bound flight cancelled

Visakhapatnam Steel Plant to focus on transparency to curb graft
Online filing of returns at VSP

Mobiles shop burgled
Phones worth Rs. 40,000 stolen

GO issued for transfer of R-Cards
Relief for Steel Plant displaced persons

Andhra Pradesh on January 30, 2007

Chief Minister inaugurates colony for tsunami victims
Identification of beneficiaries done by public representatives

HSIL surge in net profit by 31 percent
Sets targets Rs. 1000 crores by 2010

Chief Minister pays rich tributes to Mahatma Gandhi
Floral tributes paid at various Government offices

TDP President to finalize list for GVMC elections
District leaders leaves for Hyderabad

BJP to go on its own in civic elections
To go ahead without any alliances

Andhra Pradesh on January 31, 2007

Union Minister asks States contribution for Urban Projects
Matching grants by States for JNNURM

High Court dismissed case on IIT
Case filed by S. Venugopalachary, former MP of Adilabad

Newspapers can be browsed on mobiles now
mPaper gives option of browsing 11 Indian English newspapers

High Court quashes plea against Greater Hyderabad
Some parties planning to appeal in the Apex Court

Presidents visit to Mantralayam
He will interact with nearly 75 Vedic and Sanskrit students

CR Reddy statue at AU damaged
AU registrar held an emergency meeting

BJP releases its first list for GVMC polls
107 applications received for 72 wards so far

CPM likely to have alliance with CPI
BV Raghavulu expressed its willingness

International Cricket match tickets will be available at e-Seva centres
India-Sri Lanka one day on February 17

Steel Plant installs project monitoring system
It helps monitor the progress of 6.3 million ton expansion

DISHA - 2007 from February 1
Main objective is to develop communicative skills

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