HYDERABAD:Jeevandhan-200 organs donated:: The Jeevandan Foundation, which started functioning in January 2013 has reached the 200th organ donor milestone. So far, the foundation has collected 862 organs from 200 donors. Four organs from the 200th donor were transplanted at two government hospitals. Prof.V.S.Anuradha said that a 33 year old woman was declared brain-dead on Saturday and Jeevandan succeeded in convincing her family to donate her liver, kidneys and heart after the accident on Friday, she said.
Sexual harassment cases on the rise in Telugu speaking States:: According to the State women’s commission, the number of sexual harassment has gone up in educational institutions under 32 universities spread over 23 districts in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It said that 376 cases were filed by students of various universities during 2014-16. Among the universities where the cases were filed include reputed ones like Nalsar University of Law, Sri Venkateswara University, Osmania University and Kakatiya University. The cases range from verbal abuse that outrages the modesty of a women to physical assault.
KURNOOL: Missing car of MLA traced:: The new car of YSRCP MLA S.V.Mohan Reddy which was stolen from his residential premises in Gibson Colony in the town late on Thursday night was mysteriously found parked in a vacant plot adjoining the MLA’s house in the early hours of Monday. The MLA’s relative Goutham Reddy lodged a complaint that Mohan Reddy’s car which was purchased on Monday last, Rs.20,000 cash put in a briefcase and a hard disk of CC cameras installed in the foreyard of the house were stolen said the police.
NELLORE:: PSLV-C32 scheduled to take off on March 10:: Rehearsals for the launch of PSLV-32 rocket are successfully going on at the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Monday. The actual launch is scheduled for March 10 at 4pm. The racket will put into orbit the sixth satellite of the 7 series Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System.
VISAKHAPATNAM:: Total solar eclipse on Wednesday:: Total solar eclipse will occur on March 9 in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in various phases from 4.49am to 10.05am. In our country, it will be visible from sunrise to 6.47am till 6.52 am in North East. Plant Jupiter will be closet to earth on March 8 according to N.Sri Raghunandan Kumar, director and founder secretary of the Planetary Society of India. The total phase will be from 5.47am to 9.08am. Observation of eclipse is being organized from 6am to 7am at RK Beach.
Andhra Bank to launch gold scheme:: Andhra Bank will launch Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme Tranche-III for public subscription from March 8. Under the scheme, eligible persons can apply for gold bonds with a minimum two grams and maximum of 500 grams. The tenor of the bonds is eight years with provision of premature cancellation after five years. RBI has notified a rate of interest of 2.75 per cent per annum. The issue price of the sovereign gold bond for this tranche has been fixed at Rs.2,916 per gram of gold.
Maoists kill the husband of a former MPTC:: The Maoists of Galikonda area committee killed a trader and husband of a former MPTC near Kumkumpudi in GK Veedhi mandal of the district late on Sunday night. The deceased has identified as M.Gundu Rao branded as a police informer by the Maoists. They killed Gundu Rao by slitting his throat and left a note citing that he had associated himself with the district police involved in anti-Maoist operations and sharing information about their movements.
VIJAYAWADA: Ten hostel inmates taken ill:: Ten students of Social Welfare Girls Hostel, Gundadala suffered giddiness after they had breakfast on Monday. The inmates consumed chapati. They were admitted to the Government General Hospital where their condition was stated to be stable. BC Welfare Minister Kollu Ravindra, Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao and MLA Gadde Rammohan Rao visited the hospital and enquired about the health. Students’ union leaders alleged that the hostel management prepared chapatis with stale flour that caused food poisoning and demanded an inquiry.
RP Tagore is in-charge DGP:: Additional DG for Law and Order R.P.Tagore has been appointed as in-charge DGP on Monday as DGP J.V.Ramudu went on a foreign tour. He would continue as the in-charge DG till the return of Ramudu.