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Andhra News as on October 31, 2018


  • Visakhapatnam:: Swine flu-open another isolation ward:: With 38 swine flu cases being reported since January in the district and eight patients still undergoing treatment at the KGH and Government Hospital for Chest Diseases, the district administration is ready to open another isolation ward at KGH if needed said the District Collector Pravin Kumar. Six of the eight cases are being treated at the chest hospital and two at the KGH.
  • Visakhapatnam:: 3,000 water taps disconnected:: GVMC Commissioner M.Hari Narayanan today instructed the officials to concentrate on achieving the targets set for collection of property, water and vacant land taxes in November. Following the failure to pay water tax, 11,000 notices have been issued and 3,000 tap connections disconnected according to a release.
  • Vijayawada:: Meet on telemedicine on November 2:: Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu will inaugurate the 14th annual international conference – Telemedicine 2018 at KL University near here on November 2. The conference is being organized by Telemedicine Society of India.

Guntur:: Bomb scare delays train:: The New Delhi bound Tamil Nadu Express was stopped for over two hours t the Krishna Canal Junction on the Chennai-Howrah mainline following bomb threat. According to Railway Police, an anonymous call was received at the Railway Control Room at about 3am. The train was stopped and more than 200 personnel of the RPF carried extensive searches for more than two hours. The passengers and the police personnel heaved a sigh of relief as the called proved to be hoax.

  • Vijayawada:: TDP launches membership drive:: TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu today launched the membership drive of the party. He said that he dropped the idea of calling Jagan Mohan Reddy following the latter’s accusations against him. Jagan had alleged that the Chief Minister was the prime accused in the attack on him. He was accusing the government without rhyme and reason. The government had nothing to do with the attack. But the BJP and YSRCP are accusing me as A-1 which is uncalled for’, he said. On the membership drive, he had asked the party cadres to pay the membership fee on their own. The Centre was resorting to arm-twisting tactics ever since the TDP pulled out of the National Democratic Alliance coalition government at the Centre.
  • Visakhapatnam:: Two builders booked:: The police booked cases under the Arms Act against two builders today on Wednesday. According to police, the builders constructed a gated community in Marripalem area and the residents were not happy with the amenities provided. On Tuesday night, the residents convened a meeting with the builders and after a heated argument, one builder whipped out a revolver and threatened the residents. The residents filed a complaint and cases were booked.


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