Ongole:: The RTA officials in Prakasam district seized three vehicles including a tourist bus from Telangana today. Deputy Transport Commissioner Ch.V.K.Subba Rao said though the private bus had all India permit, no tax was paid to the AP State government. A school bus from Tadepalligudem in West Godavari district was also seized for transporting pilgrims to Tirupati. A maxi cab from neighbouring Guntur district was seized for non-payment of tax, he said.
Vijayawada:: The CPI(M) State secretary P.Madhu today wrote a letter to the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu requesting him to declare health emergency in the State. He in his letter said that people in all the 13 districts were suffering from viral fevers. IN Chittoor district, eight persons died of viral fevers during the last one week. A six-year-old Mahidhar of MR Palli Tirupati died of dengue. As many as 221 persons were suffering from dengue and 30 from malaria and 30,000 from viral fevers in Chittoor, he said.
Kurnool:: There were no deaths in Banni festival, a ritualistic stick fight at Devaragutta in Holagunda mandal of Kurnool district. District Collector S.Satyanarayana today said that one Sidda Suluvai village died of heart attack on way to Devaragutta and he did not participate in the festival, he said. Only 11 persons were injured and they were treated at Adoni government hospital. Superintendent of Police Gopinath Jatti said that the festival passed off peacefully compared to last year.
Srikakulam:: The district administration has formed mobile teams to curb illegal transportation of sand from different parts of the district. Illegal sand mining is order of the day from various rivers such as Vamsadhara, the Nagavali and the Mahendra Tanaya. According to Director of Mines and Geology R.T.Naidu, three mobile teams would inspect various places randomly and check vehicles in various places including toll gates. Revenue and Police departments would extend cooperation in the operation.
Vizianagaram:: The two-day Vizianagar Utsav concluded with a variety of cultural shows on Monday. While the stalls set up by DWCRA groups at Ayodhya Maidan, science, stamps and currency notes exhibition at fort drew huge crowds, concerts by alumni of Government Music and Dance College delighted the audience at Anand Gajapathi auditorium. The shows at the auditorium were delayed due to ‘Swachhata hi seva’ programmed conducted at the same place in the morning.
Tadepalligudem:: Sri Peetham pontiff Swamy Paripoornananda Saraswati Swami said that the book written by Kancha Ilayya has hurt the sentiments of Arya Vysya community. He said that Hindu Society has to condemn the comments of Ilayya. He said that the Aryas has no intention to hurt the sentiments of others.