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Cycle Rally Against Pollution 23-Jan-2017
Jan 22 Andhra Pradesh's Vizag on Saturday hosted to a cycle rally in an attempt to raise awareness against pollution. The rally also aimed to encourage the use of cycles for short distances. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Hari Babu also participated in the event organised by the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited.
 
Yuva Mahotsav 2017 Gets Under Way 21-Jan-2017
A three-day ‘Yuva Mahotsav-2017’ being organised by the Youth Services Department of the State government began on a colourful note at Dr. L. Bullayya College here on Friday. A variety of cultural programmes will be conducted as part of the three-day celebrations. MLA Velagapudi Ramakrishna Babu inaugurated the celebrations. Elocution, essay writing and indoor games will be conducted. A large number of students from various schools and educational institutions and also from different clubs are participating in competitions being conducted during the ‘Yuva Mahotsav-2017’.
 
VSP Railway Station to Be Revamped 20-Jan-2017
VISAKHAPATNAM: Visakhapatnam Railway Station is to be redeveloped in cooperation with a private partner at an estimated cost of around Rs 200 crore. This is part of the Union railway ministry's proposal to rope in private companies to redevelop and modernize 23 stations across the country including Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada stations in Andhra Pradesh. A proposal for the same has been prepared and tenders would be called within a month, sources said. The cost of redeveloping 23 stations across the country is said to be around Rs 4,000 crore.
 
Remembering Their Hero 19-Jan-2017
Telugu Desam Party leaders and workers paying tributes to party founder and former Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao on his 21st death anniversary in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.
 
Youth Week Celebrations 19-Jan-2017
The National Youth Week celebrations will be held by the Youth Services Department from Jan. 20 to 22. The various competitions include: singing, art and literature, essay writing, ‘just-a-minute’ programme, debate, electricity saving, rangoli, kite flying, sports, 5-K run, group dance, folk dance, food stalls, photography, cooking, according to District Youth Welfare Officer A. Siri. Interested participants, aged between 15 and 29 years, can register their names by calling phone no. 0891-2558291.
 
Plan to Build Economic Cities 18-Jan-2017
Affordable housing projects to come up at Achyutapuram, Anandapuram. Affordable housing projects comprising one lakh houses will be taken up at Achyutapuram and Anandapuram on the suburbs of the city so as to drive economic growth, Chief Secretary S.P. Tucker has said. The “economic cities,” to be taken up by the government in association with private construction agencies, will be self-sufficient with education, health, shopping and entertainment, he said at a meeting here with builders, representatives of employees and entrepreneurs, including those at Autonagar.
 
Fall in Property Registrations 17-Jan-2017
Visakhapatnam: Contrary to the popular perception that real estate dealings have hit a low after demonetisation, registration of properties has not suffered a steep fall. However compared to October December saw a considerable decline. Comparative statistics from October to December in the district show that the number of registrations resulting in sale of properties progressively fell. While 4,945 registrations were done in October, the number dropped to 3,415 in November and it was not a drastic fall going by the registration trends, according to DIG, Stamps and Registration, T. Saroja.
 
Weekend Makes Sankranti Grand 16-Jan-2017
Visakhapatnam: With Sankranti falling on a weekend the people of north coastal districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam were able to celebrate the festival with extra grandeur. Kite-flying, rangoli making, and gobbemmalu (worship of Goddess Gobbemma) were the highlights at almost all households with families having a grand reunion.
 
Chiru Mania Grips Vizag 12-Jan-2017
Sankranti has come two days in advance, say fans. While house-full boards greeted the movie buffs who missed online bookings by a few seconds, some could not rest until they got the tickets through their sources. A large section of movie buffs said theatres are taking advantage of the hype and jacking up the ticket prices. Asked, Joint Collector G. Srujana said the theatre owners should seek permission from the High Court before increasing the cinema ticket prices. “Special teams have been deployed to check the movie ticket fares in theatres and necessary action will be taken against those who deviate from the rules,” she said.A dejected fan reportedly inflicted an injury on his throat when he did not get the ticket at a cinema hall. People rushed him to a hospital and he is said to be out of danger. Police said the man was in an inebriated condition. Unconfirmed reports said a single ticket costing Rs. 150 was sold in black for Rs. 500 at some places.
 
City Roads Chock A Block Ahead 12-Jan-2017
The festive fervour of Sankranti the festival of harvest has spread across the nook and cranny of the city. Shopping malls and market places in the city were abuzz with activity ahead of the festival on Wednesday as people came out in large number to make last minute festive purchases. The exuberance of the festive season can be seen in the glittering offers in the market. The busy Jagadamba Junction virtually resembled a sea of humanity with shoppers making a beeline at several stores offering festive discounts. Traffic snarls were witnessed at other major places like Jagadamba Junction, Poorna Market, Daba Gardens, RTC Complex, VIP Road and Sampath Vinayak Temple Road.
 
 
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