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October 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

October 2007 News from Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh on October 1, 2007

Chief Information Commissioner directs Government to release names of IAS Officers
Directs that list of IAS officers let off after ACB probes be made public

Osmania Dental College Principal Kamala Devi sent on long leave
Dental College students agitation takes new turn

BSNL to launch IPTV the next month
BSNL CGM announces new plans to expand customer base

State Cabinet decides to implement Rs.2 per kg scheme
Gets approval from Finance Ministry

Vizag new runway put to test with Tupolev TU-142 Bear-F Naval Aircraft
Makes maiden landing on new extended runway

GVMC continues demolition of unauthorized structures
Total structures demolished crosses 100-mark

GVMC posts net property tax to Rs. 24 crore by September-end
Sets target of Rs. 53 crores for the financial year

Andhra Pradesh on October 2, 2007

Cricket bookie house raided, bookie arrested
Police seized Rs. 16.32 lakhs

Nellore SP transferred for failing to provide Z category security to NJR
Police Department internal inquiry submits report to Government

Newly established Nalgonda University to be renamed after Mahatma Gandhi
Chief Minister participates in oath taking event on International Day of Non-violence

Photo and Stamp Exhibitions and pledges mark Mahatma Birth Anniversary
City reminds itself of teachings of Mahatma Gandhi

GVMC taking steps to make city slum free by 2010
To make permanent houses to all urban poor

CII-EXIM Bank Award for Excellence panel to visit VSP
Award meant to enhance competitiveness amongst Indian companies

Andhra Pradesh News on October 3, 2007

Tahsildar in ACB net
Arrested on graft charges

AP High Court to hear petition against land allotment
State Government decision to allot 245 acres for house sites questioned

Bodies of missing girls found in irrigation tank
Police doubts role of mother in the killing

GVMC demolishing drive gears up
Number of demolished unauthorized structures reaches 109

Big FM set to reign Visakhapatnam
Another three FM stations as Dassarah gift for Vizagities

Visakhapatnam Port Trust sets record in alumina unloading
All time record in unloading in a single day

Andhra Pradesh on October 4, 2007

Viswaroopa Darshan at Puttaparthi cancelled
Bad weather conditions and traffic jam believed to be the reasons

High Court finds Pollution Control Board at fault
Questions what the board is doing when people are filing cases in court

Naidu demands waiver of farmer loans in commercial banks
Thousands participates TDP Roadshow in Anatapur

Visakhapatnam drenches in uninterrupted rains
Rains to continue for 48 more hours

Andhra Pradesh on October 5, 2007

20 IPS Officers transferred
State Government issues orders on Friday night

Suicide bombers targeting Hyderabad
Intelligence Bureau alerts Hyderabad Police

CM presents awards to outstanding teachers on World Teachers Day eve
Says Government would spend Rs.30,000 crore for Secondary Education

Chandrababu covers Anantapur as part of palle palleku desam
Interacts with people en route in two days

Lok Satta submits memorandum on belts shops existence to CM
Says unauthorized liquor flowing in rural areas

Heavy down pour claims five lives
Denuge and seasonal diseases on rampant in Visakhapatnam

III Town Sub Inspector suspended
Charged for dereliction of duties

VUDA vacant lands and odd bits for sale
Open auction to begin October 8

Visakha Speech and Hearing Centre inauguration on Saturday
Center to be well equipped with latest technology to treat ENT

SBI Ukkunagaram Branch new premises inaugurated
Lockers available; ATM facility soon

Andhra Pradesh on October 6, 2007

Intelligence Bureau alerts with more specific
Police detain more than 200 for questioning

TDP President urges Prime Minister to help Telugus in Gulf
Writes letter to the Prime Minister in this regard

Junior Civil Judge selections
Written test on October 28

Rains hit air traffic at Visakhapatnam
Floods render Airport unfit for operations of flights

Mob attacks nursing home over death of a 16 year old
Allege negligence of hospital staff

Andhra Pradesh on October 7, 2007

Prakasam district TDP extends Iftar feast
District leaders take part in feast

MP asks officials to act in letter and spirit in furnishing the information
Vundavalli Arun Kumar speaks at Meet the Press program

Power tariff to be untouched in the next five years
Chief Minister directed the officials to ensure to this effect

Flood hit Vizag returning to normalcy
Nine people reportedly died due to floods

Police Commissioner warns traders of stolen credit cards
Registration of cases against shop employees likely

VUDA auction rescheduled
Auction to be held on October 22-24 instead of October 8-10

Three of a family found dead at Swagat Lodge
Police begins investigation

Government determinant to eradicate Polio, says Minister Dharama
Speaks at Polio eradication drive in the district

Chief Minister YSR to tour Chittoor on October 10
To take part in various development activities in the region

Andhra Pradesh on October 8, 2007

AP High Court sets aside GO on land allotment to MPs, MLAs and Judges within ORR
Division bench terms GO contrary to earlier issued orders

Government sets new deadline for Non-local employees list preparation
New date set as October 29, 2007

Ananda Reddy appointed as Justice for Lokayukt
GO for his appointment issued

Adilabad Collector serves memos to three Village Secretaries for failure of duty
Directs authorities to prepare status report on Indiramma program

21 police personnel suspended for involvement in red sanders smuggling
Three Circle Inspectors and three Sub Inspectors amongst those suspended

Andhra Petro Limited plans expansion with Rs. 320 crores
Enters MoU with Devy Process Technology, London

Minister Galla Aruna Kumari reviews works ahead of CM tour
Checks construction works of houses built under Indiramma scheme

Lady constable roughs up student in a bus
Students stages dharna in front of IV Town Police Station

VSP signs MoU with BHEL for power expansion
Order worth over Rs. 394 crores

Devi Navaratri festival celebrations from October 12
Cultural programmes to be organized

Human Rights Forum demands arrest of Police personnel
Says no progress in Vakapalli rape incident case

Andhra Pradesh on October 9, 2007

YSR challenges if Naidu is ready for inquiry into assets
TDP reacts back saying it will be yet another probe against them

CM Rs. 2 per kg rice scheme in six months
Says his Government is going extra mile than what it promised

Naidu starts TDP roadshow in Warangal
Announces list of schemes his party would implement when in power

APSRTC to ply 19,650 bus trips for Navaratri Brahmotsavams
Special services from major towns

Unidentified youth kidnaps Timpany School kid
Kidnappers leaves kid at Chodavaram

Left parties demand for release of Nagi Reddy inquiry report
Stages dharna before District Collectorate

Excise officials seize ganja worth over Rs.80 lakhs
Three persons arrested on smuggling charges

VSP bags four Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskars
Awards meant in innovative suggestions in steel-related techniques

Andhra Pradesh on October 10, 2007

Mahila Congress workers confront Nannapaneni Rajakumari
Scrapping women honchos enact sordid drama on TV

TDP stands by its charges
Says YSR contention that he is from wealthy family disputed

Dattatreya to tour Adilabad
To interact with girijans in the regions

Joint Collector reviews arrangements Durga Devi Navaratrulu
Police Commissioner briefs about security arrangements

IASAP celebrates Boss's Day on October 13, 2007
To celebrate the day in association with Hyderabad Marriot

Stamp duty on lands donated to TTD waived
State Government also waived registration fee

District Congress happy on smooth conduction of CM tour
Says women participated in large numbers by themselves

Police seizes 221 piracy compact discs
Task Force Police along with Anti Piracy CD Cell officials makes arrests

VSP employees to get Rs.14,000 as bonus
Agreement reached at a tripartite meeting

GVMC bags CRISIL Award for 2007
Commissioner Meena receives the award from Jaipal Reddy

The Hindu - Eenadu Lifestyle Show at AU College Grounds
Show to feature wide range of products on display

Andhra Pradesh on October 11, 2007

State Government decides to order judicial inquiry into assets
YSR and Chandrababu Naidu assets to be cheked

Cabs to replace auto rickshaws within four years
CM announces implementation in a phased manner

House panel irks officials apathy
Non locals in Singareni and AP Transco to be relocated

Chief Minister pulls up Mahila Congress chief Ganga Bhavani
Summons her and warns against repeating such acts

Dasara Celebrations from Friday
Presiding deity to be decorated in different alankarams during Navaratri celebrations

BJP to go for all 42 seats in Parliament polls
Begins process of identification of candidates

Dasara celebrations begins at Visakhapatnam
Brahmotsavam on Friday

Andhra Pradesh on October 12, 2007

One dead and six injured in a fireworks blast in Rajahmundry
Crackers exposition in a two storeyed building

Retired Judge of High Court to probe assets issue
YSR keen on inquiry as his image is at stake

Vacation to AP High court from October 15
Court to remain closed between October 15 and 18

Chief Minister to tour Mangalagiri
Guntur district in-charge collector announces minor changes in CM schedule

S Ananda Reddy is the new Lokayukta
Administered oath of office by Governor

ONGC Human Resources Meet begins at Visakhapatnam
Chairman stress importance of HR in business

Divis Laboratories gets National Safety Award
Awarded in Industrial Safety Category for 2005

TDP Mahila President Roja to visit Vakapalli
Charged Government trying to guard the guilty

One held on Dowry harassment charge
Gajuwaka police arrests Nageswararao

Amudalavalasa Railway Godowns brought down
About 150 small shops now out of business

Andhra Pradesh on October 13, 2007

Kadiyam Srihari and others arrested
Charged for trespassing and restoring to damage of private property

Coconuts at major temples to cost Rs. 5
Endowments Department issues orders

Andhra Bank distributes small coins to traders
Distributes Rs. 30 Lakhs in week days

Andhra Pradesh on October 14, 2007

TRS to ban Andhra-based corporate colleges
Charges colleges of asking students to be away from Telangana movement

Singareni Collaries gets Black Diamond Award
Awarded for Coal sector development

Thieves makes away with booty worth over Rs. 1.35 lakhs of gold ornaments
Theft in Kasturinagar in V Town Police Station limits

Fake cops loots city jeweller
Makes away with 3 kg gold and Rs. 16.90 cash

Agitation against drug manufacturing unit at Nakkapalli
TDP MLA Venakata Rao along with agitators taken into custody

Andhra Pradesh on October 15, 2007

YSR leaves assets probe to Naidu
Cautions not to cross Lakshman Rekaha

State Government to stand guarantee for 600 stranded in UAE
Government to depose an amount equal to the expenditure

Chandrababu Naidu seeks MSP on par with wheat
Launches Yeruwaka program in East Godavari

Minister Janareddy to tour Guntur on October 17
To take part in various works in the district

Two killed and three severely injured in road accident in Anantapur
Seven other injured

APSRTC to ply special buses for Sabarimala yatra
Announces special package and reservation from Tuesday

Police stops CPI bid to raid godowns
Tension prevails when agitators tried to barge into the barricades

Police commissioner orders wearing of identity cards must for policemen on duty
Urges public to insist for identity cards when policemen approaches

Three crushed to death in road accident
Pilgrim and two coolies dies on the spot

Andhra Pradesh on October 16, 2007

Gang rape on woman in a car in Hyderabad
Four persons arrested in this connection

Lok Satta Party for special court to deal YSR and CBN assets row
Favors confiscation of properties if charges are true

Chandrababu Naidu rejects YSR offer on asset probe
Says only sitting judge can render justice

Irrigation officials directed to start Pennar delta works
CM asks officials to complete Telugu Ganga project by December

All set for Maha Saraswati Pooja at Basara
About 75,000 devotees to visit temple on Wednesday

Money goes missing from Bank Account
ICICI Bank detected missing of Rs.2,79,445 of a customer

AppLabs opens office in London
Targeting at expansion in US headquarters

Intelligence Bureau sounds alerts to city police
High alerts at places of worship

Air Deccan announces new cancellation policy
Cancellation entitles passengers to Open Ticket

Paul charges his brother David Raju of grabbing properties
Alleges that Botsa Satyanarayana extending support

Elephant Shanti dies of ill health
Shanti is captured in Madumulai forest range in 1972

Andhra Pradesh on October 17, 2007

Cine Actor Chiranjeevi's daughter marries her boy friend
Newly wed couple fears wrath of family; Seeks help from media and police

Prime accused Venkat granted conditional bail
Vacation court grants bail

Former SP JG Murali to be reinstated
Committee of senior police officer clears proposal for reinstatement

ACB arrests two employees
Booked for bribe and amassing wealth illegally

Chief Minister promises to bring pressure on Centre on MSP
Takes part in house warming ceremony of Indiramma House scheme

Jagan Mohan Reddy claimed he is a businessman, not politician
Charges Naidu for using his name to tarnish fathers image

Bala Saibaba appears in Court
Summoned to court on charge in a cheque bounce case

Endowments Commissioner presents Pattu Vastram to Goddess Kanaka Durga
Presents on behalf of the State Government

Police registers a case against MLA Ayyannapatrudu
Charges of threatening a doctor of dire consequences

NFIW activists makes vain bid to lay siege to Collectorate
Agitation demanding action of policemen involved in Vakapalli case continues

Andhra Pradesh on October 18, 2007

APSRTC proposes bus fare hike
Rural services however to remain exempted

AK Mohanty appointed as chief of OCTOPUS
State Government issued orders

RTC to run 816 special buses from Hyderabad
Bus Pass Counter to remain closed on October 21

David Raj says there is no truth in comments made by Paul
Says he is the elected President of GUM

Lecturer commits suicide
Jumps from top of hospital, dies on the spot

Police busts forged certificate racket
Two Andhra University students arrested

Former Prime Minister Deva Gowda takes darsh at Tirumala
Minister Redyanayak, Film actress Meera Jasmine too visits temple

TTD begins with Annadanam 2 program
To feed 4000 more people every day

BJP ready for Parliamentary Elections any time, says Haribabu
Says mid term polls very likely

Andhra Pradesh on October 19, 2007

APSRTC pacts MoA with UMTC
To upgrade the bus terminals and providing better amenity facilities to commuters

Suspects in Bank Manager murder killed in encounter
Police trace suspects using Mobile phone

State Bank of Indore Manager kidnapped
Bank Deputy Manager lodges complaint with police

Case registered against TDP MLA on charges of murder and rioting
Police are on look out for Chengala Venkata Rao

Burglary into house of SBH Manager
Burglars makes away with Rs.1 lakh worth gold and silver ornaments

Andhra Pradesh on October 20, 2007

E-Driving License cards from January
To be test implemented in Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Cuddapah

Vizianagaram Pydithalli Jaatara from October 22
Sirimanu Utsavam on October 23

Former Surpanch of Mundlamuru murdered
Stabbed which on way to Kellampalle

APSRTC bus rolls into ditch near Tetagunta
Three passengers killed and over forty injured

Fake current note racket busted
Three persons arrested, Currency worth Rs.3.15 lakh seized

Andhra Pradesh on October 21, 2007

Spurious toddy claims three lives
Seven hospitalized in serious condition

Mala Malleswara Swamy festival
SHRC directs district administration to make elaborate arrangements

Sirimanotsavam of Sri Pydimamba annual festival
Elaborate arrangements made as thousands of devotees visits the town

Building named after the slain CRPF constable
Police building constructed at a cost of Rs. 34 lakhs

ORRA opens its retail outlet at Visakhapatnam
Second retail outlet in Andhra Pradesh after Hyderabad

Kidnapped State Bank of Indore manager murdered and partially burnt
Two accused killed in encounter, another arrested

Special drive on child laborers
Two child laborers rescued and cases booked

Elephants trample one to death
Elephants causes havoc in Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts

Andhra Pradesh on October 22, 2007

Pavan Kalyan deposits his revolver at Jubliee Hills police station
Says Srija has no harm from his side

Forest Department chalks out action plan to arrest elephantine problem
State Government seeks assistance from Orissa and Karnataka

Pavan Kalyan welcomes newly married couple
Floats Common Mans Protection Force with a donation of Rs.1 core for the mission

Backward classes panel hearing on October 27
Requests received from several quarters to include in Central list

City Police Commissioner reacts sharply at people organization representatives
Organizations terms the police encounter as fake

Retired Sub Inspector robbed of Rs.1 lakh
Two youths diverts attention and flees away

Pavan Kalyan bigamy case posted to November 2, 2007
Police seeks more time to submit report

VUDA plans to auction lands
Auction to be on November 1, 2007

Indian Bank registers net profit of Rs.459.62
Half year ending September 2007

Bank unions stage protest
Silent rally taken out from LIC building against the murder of Bank Manager

Andhra Pradesh on October 23, 2007

Chief Minister to lead delegation to Delhi
State Cabinet decides to bring pressure on Centre on MSP to paddy

Operation Gajendra begins in Vizianagaram
Wild jumbos kill one more person taking the death toll to ten

Annual Sirimanotsavam of Sri Pydithalli Ammavaru celebrated
Devotees in lakhs participates in the festival

Lok Satta chief Jayaprakash Narayan starts 64 km pada yatra
Aims at enlightening people against present day politics

Revenue Inspector in ACB net
Trapped accepting bribe from a rice dealer

SBH registers net profit of Rs.235 crore
First half yearly results shows an increase of 13.76 percent

Magisterial inquiry likely into police encounter
DGP says CB CID probe ordered

GVMC office picketed by CPI activists
Demands houses under JNNURM

Andhra Pradesh on October 24, 2007

Jayaprakash Narayan padayatra gets good response
Large number of women join padayatra

APSRTC defers hike in the bus fare
Says CM not keen on fare hike

Rasta rokos and Rail rokos hit common man
Common man put to severe convenience

Second SRC to decide separate Telangana Statehood
Cautious response from Telangana's Congress leaders over Moily's statement

Activists of Bharatiya Janata Kisan Morcha staged rail rokho
Demands Minimum Support Price for Paddy

Magisterial inquiry ordered into police encounter
DRO to head inquiry committee

REPCO Bank Anniversary festival on November 19
Subsidiary Repco Home finance Ltd registers 48 percent growth

Operation Gajendra from Thursday
About ten days effort to tackle the menace of elephants

Andhra Pradesh on October 25, 2007

Reliance Retail launches Wellness stores
Opens first Wellness store at Hyderabad

Privatization of Pension opposed
One-day token strike on October 30

State Government approves master plan to develop Simhachalam
To develop into a Divyakshetram on the lines of Tirumala

BIG 92.7 FM launches in Visakhapatnam
Vizag Station is the 35th in the country and third in the State

ACB officials raids GVMC Office
Recovers unaccounted monies to a tune of Rs.26,035 from four employees

Essar Steel acquires US Steel company
Estimated reserves of 1.4 billion tonnes of iron ore

Three rough tuskers tranquilized as part of Operation Gajendra
Principal Chief Conservator of Forests supervising operation

Andhra Pradesh on October 26, 2007

State Government to enhance bus fares
Finance Minister announces Government subsidy

High Court orders to complete investigation within one week
Alleged rape on 11 tribal women at Vakapalli village

TRCC leaders disappointed over Moily on Separate Telangana
TRCC committee could not meet Veerappa Moily at Gandhi Bhavan

Junior Civil Judge written examinations results announced
Letters to selected candidates dispatched

Audit on Chit Fund Companies
Commissioner orders on financial transactions

Gates at Annamayya Project raised
Water released for smaller lakes

Chandrababu Naidu to tour Nizamabad on October 31
District TDP begins arrangements for public meeting

Court rejects bail petition of TDP MLA Ch Venkta Rao
MLA still not traceable and learnt to have approached High Court

Police cracks gold robbery case
Former employee of the jeweler behind the plot

Building Inspector in ACB net
Assets worth over Rs.40 lakhs unearthed

CTM Spinning Mill incident because of intelligence failure
Police to keep a vigil in Industrial Unions activities

Andhra Pradesh on October 27, 2007

Chief Minister cautions police officials of stringent action
Reaction over reports of Police harassment to Muslim youth

Nationwide strike on October 30
Protests against privatization of pension scheme

Nodal agency for SC/ST welfare demanded
CPI(M) State secretary to lay siege if Government fails

Auto drivers to go on indefinite strike from Tuesday
Protests against digital meters

Magisterial inquiry into Chief Manager Murder case on November 6
DRO to conduct the inquiry

Commercial Taxes Department issues order to freeze the VSP bank accounts
Claims VSP is due to pay Rs.500 crores

Vakapalli victims depose before Magistrate
HC orders to record statements of the victims before Saturday

State Bank of India Loan mela begins
Spot Loan approvals to be given in the three day mela

Two tuskers in Operation Gajendra sent back
Elephants on way to Orissa

Andhra Pradesh on October 28, 2007

Blast in Siris Pesticide Manufacturing Unit
Residents of the nearby village vacated and moved to safer places

CPI State secretary K Narayana calls off hunger strike
Government promises to serve notices on illegal occupants

CM brother-in-law killed in road accident
Accident occurred on his way to Bangalore Airport at Tumkur

DSP caught red handed while stealing costly items
Arrested at Duvvada Railway Station

Prime Minister responsible for proposal to dismantle Ram Sethu, says VHP
VHP International General Secretary Togadia speaks at public meeting

CONFAB on parasitology concludes
Nearly 180 delegates attends seminar

GVMC decides to hike non-residential property tax
Maximum increase would be at 150 percent

Nationwide strike on Tuesday
NGOs and Teachers squat at Collectorate and Mandal offices to highlight their demands

Auto drivers conducts rally
Protests against Government decision on Digital meters

Andhra Pradesh on October 29, 2007

AK Mohanty as head of OCTOPUS
Given exclusive powers; To report directly to State Government

All India General Strike on October 30
State and Central Government employees to extend support

CID rules out suicide theory in Prasanth Reddy case
More trouble for Keshavarao's son

Heavy rains and floods washing Nellore
Towns and villages cut off from other places

Rumpus in GVMC over property tax
Demand notices stand withdrawn

AP State-level Philately Exhibition from October 31 to November 2
Exhibition to be open at Sitarama Kalayanamandapam between 10am to 7pm

Andhra Pradesh on October 30, 2007

CM warns stern action on erring officials at District Collectors meet
Orders inquiry into orders issued a couple of months back

Auto rickshaws strike continues
Auto unions and Government stick to their stand

SSP Yadav appointed as new DGP
Would take charge on Wednesday

11 IPS officers transferred
State Government issued orders

Civil Services (Main) Examinations postponed
Fresh date to be announced later

Radio City 91.1 FM stars airing in Vizag
Becomes 12th location for Radio City in India

Employee strike hits official machinery
Most Government offices including Collectorate looked deserted

CITU charges Government for delay BHEL takeover of BHPV
Says delay due to refusal to write off losses

Platinum jubilee celebrations of BCIC and MTA
Celebrations will be held from November 16 to 18

East Coast Railway cancels and regulates train services
Heavy rains and water logging between Gudur and Vijayawada disrupts rail traffic

Minister for Information visits flood hit areas
Death toll rises to 20 as rains continue to sweep Nellore, Kadapa and Chittoor districts

Two more elephants captured as part of Operation Gajendra
Elephant transport interrupted due to heavy rains

Andhra Pradesh on October 31, 2007

Two day District Collectors conference comes to an end
Key decision taken at the meetings

Saudi Airlines to carry pilgrims from November 12 to 22
Return Schedule from December 26

High Court Chief Justice Singhvi elevated as Apex Court judge
Formal communication received

Vice Admiral RP Suthan releases special postal cover at APPEX-2007
Stamps Exhibition on way

Holiday Expo 2007 to showcase tourism
Expo to be open from November 2 to 4

Tollywood stars and sports persons come together for Star Cricket Match