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March 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

March 2007 News from Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh on March 1, 2007

Lok Satta forms experts of panels
Three committees to identify strategies

Finance Minister announced to sell away IMG Bharata land
850 acres of land will fetch Rs. 5000 crore

Norwegian team meets Chief Minister
CM explains about 50 SEZ and product-specific parks

59 LIG category single bedrooms by VUDA
Applications from the public invited

APSRTC launched Garuda Ac bus to Bangalore
Executive Directors flagged off the Bus

National level talent search for engineers
UTL Technologies Ltd to conduct the event

Andhra Pradesh on March 2, 2007

APLSA to set up permanent Lok Adalats
Proposals are on for another nine more

Union Minister urges for another Garib Rath
T. Subbirami Reddy writes to Prime Minister

200 retired Engineers to be recruited
To complete the development of new tanks

Police arrests dacoit gang
Police Commissioner suspends three cops

Andhra Pradesh on March 3, 2007

APSRTC Union to go for mass hunger strike on 7 March
Protests against the Government and RTC Management

36th National Safety Day Celebrations to be organized
State Factories and AP Chapter of National Council comes together to organize

Marta ray fish caught in fishermen net
1.5 tonnes fish fetches Rs. 3000

Andhra Pradesh on March 4, 2007

Intermediate examinations from March 5
Elaborate arrangements made;15.13 lakh students to appear

Four year old girl raped in temple
Police arrests accused and registers case

APSBCWA sought Rs.90 crore for scholarships
Appeal to Minister for BC Welfare D Srinivas

Nori Dattatreyudu presented Nayudamma Award
15th Dr Yelavarthy Nayudamma Memorial Award Lecture

GVMC announces cash prizes to tax payers
Asks citizens to pay all taxes before March 31

New GVMC Mayor to assume charge on Monday
P Janardhana Rao to become First Mayor GVMC

AIDS awareness by blindfold campaign
Magician plans to cover 1000 km on non-stop expedition

Arrangements made for Intermediate examinations
Intermediate 1st and 2nd year exams will be held on Monday

Andhra Pradesh on March 5, 2007

Congress announces Assembly constituency list
Major share goes to Telangana

Office Superintendent in ACB net
Prakasam district Milk Society official trapped while accepting bribe

Home Minister promises action in Media-MNR College issue
Says Government is taking serious view on the issue

Eight persons killed in lorry accident
Six crushed to death on the spot

Eastern Fleet Trophy goes to INS Ranvijay
Chief Vice Admiral Arun Kumar Singh presents trophies

14 malpractice cases booked in Inter examinations
96,000 candidates take examinations

APSRTC workers stage dharna
Says the agitation is against private transport operators

Andhra Pradesh on March 6, 2007

US Consulate in Hyderabad by end of 2008
US officials confirm to Chief Minister

Telugu Desam Party puts in new faces in MLC polls
TRS fields Rahaman and Sudhakar Rao

Chief Minister to launch Arogyasri
Insurance scheme for the poor to cover 80 lakh people

Visakhapatnam Co-operative Bank increases lending rates
Three year term deposit to fetch 9.5% interest IPGA award to AU Pharmacy College Principal
Award for recognition to his outstanding services

Andhra Pradesh on March 7, 2007

Red Cross Society to open 18 new Blood Banks
89 Storage centres in the State

BJP expels two of it rebels
Charges of disobeying the party's directive

Railtel Cyber Express Centre at Vijayawada Rly Station soon
Vijayawada MP L. Rajgopal to inaugurate

Attack on Private Television Crew
Police arrested college PRO

Poetry recital for Ugadi
VUDA invited Telugu poets

Federal Bank employees stages demonstrations
As a part of nationwide strike

New DIG assumes charge
DIG Govind Singh transferred

Deputy Mayor assumed charge for GVMC
First meeting of GVMC to be held on March 15, 2007

ICFAI offers full time MBA courses
Scholarships at entry level

Andhra Pradesh on March 8, 2007

Furore over CMs relatives land issue
26 TDP MLAs along with its president suspended for two days

TDP blames Congress failed to submit forms in prescribed format
Asks Returning officers to treat Congress candidates as independent candidates

Lavish expenditure on marriage is a social evil
Chief Minister YSR speeks at public meeting

Record Income Tax Collection in the State
NMDC, VSP amongst top tax payers

Indian Bank observed International Women's Day
End of violence against women is theme for the year

Three-lady teachers threatened for asking their salary
Salaries have not paid since December last

Delimitation Commission conducts public hearing
Three MPs skip hearing

Andhra Pradesh on March 9, 2007

Adulterated toddy claims five lives
Victims belong to tribal families of the region

UFBU gives call for three-day strike from March 28
Demands pension scheme

APSRTC improves net revenue by Rs. 20 Crores
Transport Minister says occupancy ratio improved

Hasan Ali Scam amounts to more than Rs. 35,000 crore
Hyderabad police began poring the records

Relative of Chief Minister killed in road accident
YC Poli Reddy died on the spot when a vehicle hit him

Two-day national level conference on Technological advancements
Conference inaugurated at Vignan's Institute of Information Technology

Brother of TV 9 reporter kidnapped at Hukumpet
Andhra Bhoomi reporter kidnapped for highlighting mass coping

Andhra Pradesh on March 10, 2007

Fatal accidents made non bailable
Government issues order

Government relaxes attendance rule for SSC 2007 exams students
To enforced the rule from next year

CPI supports separate Telangana
Expert committee to study the issue

Chief Minister asked Collectors to monitor schemes
District Collectors conference held

Defence Minister Anthony visits ENC
Inspects 50-member honor

Andhra Pradesh on March 11, 2007

TDP sets up complaints cell on CM land acquisitions
Targets to Chief Minister and relatives

TRS to organize Telangana Festival
Telangana cultural festival from March 23, 2007

Rajiv Swagruha scheme forms to be available at e-Seva centres
Application fee fixed at Rs. 250

Gandhi Shilpa Bazar-2007 inaugurated
150 craftsmen participating in the handicrafts exhibition

HZL organizes Safety Run
Run part of Safety month celebrations

Visakhapatnam Railway Station to have two new platforms
Work costing Rs. 2 crore to begin in a couple of days

Tax defaulters warned
Department to conduct street to street survey

Andhra Pradesh on March 12, 2007

Police claims no cases pending against Hasan
Says all cases disposed off

Jala Yagnam may displace 17.5 lakh people
Government requires Rs. 1 lakh crore for irrigation schemes

Reschedule of Intermediate examinations
Advancing of Ugadi holiday leads to rescheduling of examinations

Files theft cases against former BITM faculty
Charged of stealing important documents

District Administration complete arrangements for MLC Elections
Collector interacts with contesting candidates

Minor fire accident in VSP
No loss of production due accident

Coastal shipping of container cargo flagged off
First consignment manufactured by Steel Plant

Andhra Pradesh on March 13, 2007

NGOs Association urges to set up anomalies panel
Discrepancies in Pay Revision Commission

Air Deccan operates daily flights
Flights be operated daily between Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar

Minister of School Education reviews arrangements for SSC Examinations
Cell Phones not to be allowed even for invigilators

Congress issues whip to MLAs on MLC polls
Asks MLAs to be available in Hyderabad from March 20 to 22

Ugadi to be celebrated on March 20
Noted astrologer says it is not on 19

48 candidates are in fray for MLC polls
225 polling centres to be setup

Amalapuram MP backs up Booth Tucker
Supports Tucker for his commitment to solve student problems

Assistant Sub Inspector commits suicide
Illicit affair said to be the cause

Andhra Pradesh on March 14, 2007

Indira Prabha integrated land development scheme implemented
Lands distributed to SCs

Another set back to Margadarsi
Court dismisses revision petition

Chief Minister promises speedy execution of Rajiv Swagruha
Special monitoring cells to be constituted

Indiramma beneficiaries gheraoes housing officials
Demands supply of sanctioned cement bags

BJP demands Central Government to ban participatory note
Says illegal money is getting legal using the Mauritius route

Andhra Pradesh on March 15 , 2007

Ugadi date controversy continues
Government favors March 19

KS Vyas killer escapes from court
Vanishes from court premises on plea to attend natural call

Chief Minister pays tributes to Potti Sriramulu
Birth anniversary observed

SC Railway to introduce two passenger trains
The trains will run between Vijayawada and Machilipatnam

Botsa appears before Lok Ayukta in Volkswagen probe
Lok Ayukta takes Andhra Jyothi report

CID officials shifts records of Margadarsi
Action followed by the Court dismissal Margadarsi petition

Vector-2007 on March 16 and 17
National level symposium to be held at GVP College of Engineering

Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation Council meet begins
Stormy note witnessed between Congress and TDP corporators

Andhra Pradesh on March 16 , 2007

State Government declares March 20 as optional Holiday
Controversy over Ugadi Festival still continues

Telugu Desam Party to celebrate Silver Jubilee on March 29
Mahanadu planned at Tirupati in May

CID seizes documents of Margadarsi Financers
Searches conducted in presence of its representatives

Curbs on mobiles near polling stations for Council Elections
Officers-in-charge and Law and Order are exempted

PR official in ACB net
Held on graft charges

VSP GM to participate in an International Conference at Philadelphia
To submit a technical paper on VSP

Administration makes everything ready for SSC examinations
Examinations to be held from March 21 to April 7

Nursery student kidnapped
Enimity is the reason for kidnap

Andhra Pradesh on March 17 , 2007

Seven eminent persons gets Kala Ratna awards
Awards to be given as part of Sarwajit Ugadi

ONGC plans to explore new oil fields
Executive Director opines many are in declining phase

TDP delegation submits memorandum to CEO
Demands inquiry and repoll

Reserve Sub Inspector injured in a blast
Maoists set off a landmine

District police traces boy kidnapped in 24 hours
Police acts fast despite MLA elections work AU BCA examinations rescheduled
Data Structures examination on March 21

Andhra Pradesh on March 18 , 2007

LIC donates Rs. 60 lakhs for polio-affected kids
Funds meant for providing calipers

Temples including TTD to celebrate Ugadi on Tuesday
Government received a set back

Lands of TDP Leaders to be under probe
CLP writes letter to CBI

MLC Polls counting on March 23, 25
Arrangements in place for counting at Visakhapatnam

Health Minister inaugurates Catheterization Lab at KGH
More funds needed to transform hospital to world-class

Health Minister stresses for eye donation
Specular microscope facility inaugurated at Mohsin Eye Bank JNTU to observe World Water Day
Takes UN theme of Coping with water scarcity

Andhra Pradesh on March 19 , 2007

TRS president seeks disqualification of 9 rebel MLAs
Submits memorandum to Speaker Suresh Reddy

Seminar on Gandhian philosophy
Says New India has to be built on Gandhian ideology

Vigilance Wing seizes earth moving equipment and two Lorries
Allegedly indulging in unauthorized quarrying

Andhra Pradesh on March 20 , 2007

Bid to attack Chief Editor of Siyasat Urdu Daily
Police arrests six persons in this connection

VTPS bags awards
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to distribute awards

Vijayawada Police Commissioner suspends CI, SI
Memos issued to 11 constables; two home guards removed

SBI to begin accepting Power bills
CMD Praveen Prakash inaugurated bill collection centre

Stage set for SSC examinations
Tight security arrangements made

Vijaya Bank aims to target Rs. 1 crore business
CMD hopes to reach by 2010

Andhra Pradesh on March 21 , 2007

Proposed strike by Bank unions deferred
Unions reaches understating with IBA

NTPC Simhadri bags prestigious award
National Meritorious Performance Award Presented

Chief Minister inaugurates Wells Fargo Indian back office
Wells Fargo starts operations from Wednesday

Journalists protest against attack on Editor
Chief Minister terms the attack as repulsive

D. Nagender decides to quit Congress Party
Protests against denial of ticket for Council election

CISF unit of VSP bags award
Adjudged the All India Best Fire Unit COSMET-2007 inaugurated
Focuses on engineering job prospects

Andhra Pradesh on March 22 , 2007

TRS gets setback as only one of its nominee wins MLC election
Sudarshan Rao looses from fray

Election Commission team to probe irregularities in MLC Elections
To complete enquiry in six days

Power Tariff order for 2007-08 approved
Indian Statistical Institute to study power consumption by agri sector

High Court asks for Action Taken Report on traffic rules implementation
Government and Police asked to submit affidavit

Telangana Sambaralu to be annual festival of TRS
Sambaralu all set to begin from Friday

VUDA VC calls for NGO participation in water conservation
Speaks at workshop on Mitigating Water Scarcity

Mayor says water meter issue will be taken up by the council
Says funds necessary for rapid bus transport

Andhra Pradesh on March 23 , 2007

TRS accuses Government on delaying Devanagari project
Stages walkout;Assembly witnesses noisy scenes

Parties in jubilation on their Legislative Council Election wins
Congress and TDP happy while TRS despondent

Chief Minister inaugurates AP Markfed Golden Jubilee Celebrations
PACS chief to be invited to MPP meet

Bander port agitation enters 100th day
Port Sadhana Samithi to intensify agitation

All Andhra Sadhu Parishad Conference from March 28
Conference to be held at Simhachalam

HPCL Visakha Refinery sets a new record
Records highest crude throughput tonnes per annum

Vipra Cricket Cup from April 1
Rajasthani Vipra Welfare Sangh to conduct the tournament

Andhra Pradesh on March 24 , 2007

Women abducting infants arrested
Locals identify miscreant

Stage set for Council poll counting on Sunday
Elaborate arrangements made

District Administration evolves plan for Vizianagaram Tourism
Proposed outlay at Rs.100 crore to boost tourism

Kovvur TDP MLA Krishna Babu submits resignation
Speaker asks for an explanation for his resignation

Financial bids for VUDA multiplex project opened
Multiplex project to come up at Viziangaram Balaji Complex

Infotech Enterprises to establish centre in Visakhapatnam
Rushikonda Center to become third for the company in Andhra Pradesh

Fake note racket busted
Three persons arrested

Andhra Pradesh on March 25 , 2007

Abducted kids rescued
Kidnapped kids rescued kids

Mohan Reddy, Sudhakar Reddy and Chukka Ramaiah wins elections
UTF candidates emerges winners in many regions

TDP MLAs returns from Babli after police deny entry
Stages dharna demanding stopping of barrage works

Chief Minister proposes 21st century Gurukulams in Andhra Pradesh
Yogi Vemana University West Campus foundation stone laid

MD of top Power firm held at Begumpet Airport
Unaccounted cash of Rs. 34 Lakhs recovered

ENC to conduct Mass Run on March 27
Run as a precursor to Military World Games

Andhra Pradesh on March 26 , 2007

Chief Minister and his delegation to visit USA & Singapore
To attend various program including those of TANA & ATA

Kingfisher Airlines ties up with Andhra Bank
Passengers can get tickets from Bank ATM Counters

Sri Ramanavami Celebrations at Bhadrachalam
Elaborate arrangements for the festival

High Court uphelds TDP plea on ORR
Directs not to allot ORR work to HUDA

Naval Dockyard bags ISO certificate
Vice Admiral Singh lauds dockyard for improving quality systems

Andhra Pradesh on March 27 , 2007

Independents bag all MLC elections graduate seats
Counting process takes about 60 hours

Agitating leaders not to give up fast for IIT at Basar
Police shifts fasting leaders to Hospital

Arogya Sri Scheme to be launched from March 31
Scheme initially to be implemented in three districts

SCR to run special trains to clear summer rush
Special trains to run from April 11 to June 17

Sri Varaha Lakshmi Nrusimhaswami Kalyana Mahotsavam on March 29
Elaborate arrangements made

Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad inaugurates Hindi conference in Moscow
Recalls Russians interest in Indian culture and language

Andhra Pradesh on March 28 , 2007

Chandrababu Naidu and 21 TDP legislators suspended
TDP demands debate on Babli project issue

Evyavasayam Portal soon
Agriculture Department to reach farmers more closely

APSRTC announces profits
Profit reported at Rs. 78.99 crores till February-end

Foot over bridge to be named after kindergarten student
Rithika died when a lorry ran over outside her school

More Ambulances to be in place with 108 service
19 new ambulances to be added soon

Visakhapatnam Steel Plant sets targets for 2007-08
Aims production of 4.1 million tonnes of hot metal

Rajiv Swagruha scheme applications on swift
3428 applications sold on a single day

Andhra Pradesh on March 29 , 2007

Silver Jubilee celebrations of Telugu Desam Party begins
Nizam College grounds packed with party workers

Government makes allotment of 487 acres of land for Cement company
CMs is on the company board

Chief Minister to urge the Prime Minister on Babli Project
To lead an all party delegation to New Delhi

State Legislative Council to meet on April 2
President and EC issues orders

Digital Clock for World Military Games starts ticking
Hyderabad to be a co-venue for the Games that start from October 14

Medicinal plant Export Zone soon for State
Formal approvals for the proposals made

Bauxite mining in agency areas to continue
Union Minister says that it will not be stopped

Local TDP leaders pays rich tributes to NTR
Celebrations marks TDP silver jubilee

Andhra Pradesh on March 30 , 2007

Trains bound to Chennai cancelled
Decision taken in view of Chennai bandh on Saturday

Chief Minister greets Jains on the eve of Mahavir Jayanti
March 31 is Mahavir Jayanti

BJP flays allotment of land to CMs sons firm
Says Government is not taking care of land allotments for poor

TRS leaders to visit villages in Nalgonda during April
KCR and Narendra to lead party supporters

Kurnool Greyhounds units gets approval
Clearance for land allotment in Laxmipuram given

Eight satellite townships to come up in the city
Revised VUDA Master plan to boost growth

Lecture on Analytical Dynamics held
Udwadia delivers lecture at GVP COE

TDP leader Kondababu murdered
Dispute in rivalry groups believed to have led to his murder

Andhra Pradesh on March 31 , 2007

All Party meet delegation meets Prime Minister
Delegation asks the Centres intervention on Babli project

APSRTC union serves strike notice
Regularization of contract employees amongst demands

Government takes back land alloted to Padmalaya studios
5.5 acres of land estimated to cost Rs. 100 crore

RTI Campaign from May 16, 2007
To create awareness among the public

SCCL sets record output
Breaks 118 year old production

Visakha Refinery sets new records
It achieved highest annual crude throughput

NTPC conducts medical camp
Free medical camp for physically challenged

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