HYDERABAD- Girl student commits suicide:: A girl student committed suicide after jumping from a building at KPHB colony on Sunday morning. Sreevani (18) of Karimnagar was pursing a chartered accountancy course at a private academy. She joined the institute last week and was staying in the hostel. On Sunday morning, her parents came from Karimnagar and spoke to her over some issue. As her father was talking to her, the girl walked into the academy premises and climbed on to the fifth floor of the building and jumped even as her parents were standing in front of the academy. She was rushed to a private hospital where she died while undergoing treatment. The parents in their complaint said that one Rajesh who lived in Karimnagar was stalking the girl since last few weeks following which she slipped into depression and committed suicide.
ONGOLE-Easter celebrated with fervor in the State:: Easter was celebrated with traditional enthusiasm and religious fervor all over the State on Sunday. Thousands of devotees from different places through the Stuart Memorial Prayer Hall here at the break of the dawn to celebrate resurrection of Lord Jesus three days after fructification. Easter songs were sung by the faithful in the praise of the Jesus Christ. Pious persons had observed a 40 day period of fasting, prayer and penance. Among other churches 108-year-old Jewett Memorial Baptist Church constructed with donations from devotes in the Oklahoma State of US was a beehive of religious activity as also the Ramayapatnam Church constructed in 1874 in the district by the American Baptist Mission.
RAJAMAHENDRAVARAM- ONGC team plugs pipeline leak:: Technical personnel of ONGC successfully plugged the leak at Kesavadasupalem village in Antarvedi mandal late on Saturday. The ONGC pipelines sprang a leak at two places – Antarvedi and Kesavasupalem on Saturday creating panic among the residents.
VIJAYAWADA- Chalo Assembly by CPI on Monday:: The Communist Party of India will organize ‘Chalo Assembly’ on Monday asking the government to announce a better package o the people who were displaced due to the Polavaram project. CPI State office secretary Yadla Krishna Kishore on Sunday said that the government was not behaving in a responsible manner with regard to the people who were displaced. Though the project works were being going on a brisk pace, there was no relief to the displaced persons. The displaced should be given Rs.20 lakh to Rs.30 lakh per acre he said.
Global meet on energy efficient lighting on April 7 and 8::: The city will host an International workshop on ‘Energy efficient lighting: Urban experiences and implementation practices’ on April 7 and 8. Delegates form 35 countries including China, Canada, Japan, UK, Singapore, Brazil, Mexico and senior executives of World Bank, AFD and other institutions are expected to take part in the event . The event is being organized by Government of India to showcase the energy efficiency initiatives of Andhra Pradesh State Energy Conservation Mission.
VISAKHAPATNAM- Cable operators want pact on Fiber Grid:: The Seemandhra Cable Operators Welfare Association has demanded that the Andhra Pradesh State Fiber Net Limited sign an MoU with them as well as was done with the MSOs during the launch of the Fiber Grid project. Over 300 cable operators form the three north Andhra district and APSFL officials met here on Sunday. The Association members felt that local cable operators will be responsible for providing last mile connectivity to the houses. The APSFL has to provide assurance on the viability of the project and cost factor for installing fiber to the home along with necessary switches. They wanted clarification to the public that Rs.149 package includes only internet, free to air channels and not pay channels.
Appointment of full time District Panchayat Officers demanded:: The Akhila Bharata Panchayat Parishad has sought appointment of full-time District Panchayat Officers who are also well versed with the AP Panchayat Raj Act to the districts where in-charge officers are heading the department. The APPR Act stipulates that an officer who has good knowledge of the Act must be appointed as DP but in some districts officers from other departments are made as in-charge DPOs.
Minister promises to protect ‘Erramatti Dibbalu’:: Andhra Pradesh HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that the government is committed to protect the Geo Heritage site of Erramatti Dibbalu. Action would be taken against anyone found guilty of any irregularities in allowing encroachment of heritage site. He directed the District Collector and VUDA Vice-Chairman to submit a report by April 1 on the steps being taken for protection of the Natural Heritage site and also action taken on the approval given to the housing society.
Technical assistants at sand reaches appointed:: District Joint Collector J.Nivas said that technical assistants have been appointed to assist the Irrigation department who are in charge of 14 sand reaches in the district. The technical assistants have to be present at the reaches allotted to them from 6am to 6pm and record the sand collected and transported in the tabs given to them and upload the data into the website immediately.