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‘Bhallaladeva’ Floors His Fans 25-Mar-2017
Actor Rana Daggubati, who is basking in the success of his latest film The Ghazi Attack and awaits the release of Baahubali: The Conclusion, thanked the fans for all the love, during his visit to the city on Friday for the launch of Lifestyle store at Waltair Uplands. “I love coming to Vizag. This is one of my favourite cities,” said the actor while waving out to the fans who thronged the newly opened store to catch a glimpse of Rana. Dressed in black the actor obliged many fans with selfies as he went around the store after the opening, interacting with the people. Regular visitor Of late, Rana, who played Bhallaladeva character in Baahubali, has been a regular visitor to the city. Last week, he was here for actor Rakul Preet Singh’s gym launch. Meanwhile, as the buzz grew around the release of the next sequel of Baahubali, fans have grown restless to know a bit more about what’s in store for them.
 
Fan Frenzy Peaks 24-Mar-2017
‘Underlying political message on Seema is evident from trailer’. A day ahead of the release of Pawan Kalyan’s Katamarayudu, the frenzy among fans has reached a zenith. From start-ups declaring a holiday to fan groups splashing the city with big banners and pre-release programmes, it is nothing less than a big celebration as the film hits theatres on Friday. Though an official remake of Tamil film Veeram, fans of Kalyan expect the film to be the biggest blockbuster of the year, going by the excitement over the film’s teaser, audio and trailer. The film will be releasing in more than 250 screens.
 
No Water Supply Today 24-Mar-2017
Visakhapatnam: There will be no water supply in some areas of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) on March 24 from 9am to 5pm, an official release said here on Thursday. The shut down is to enable repair works on Friday to the damages in the panel board equipment and electrical motors of the pump house under Raiwada Drinking Water Supply Scheme at Padmanabhapuram. Due to the repair works the GVMC will stop drinking water supply to Vimana Nagar, Kakaninagar, Buchirajupalem, APSEB Colony, Lakshmi Nagar F Block under 67th ward of zone-6, Gopalapatnam, Tailors Colony, Old Gopalapatnam, Venkatapuram of 68th ward, Appalanarasayya Colony, Krishna Nagar, Durga Nagar Colony, Sai Madhava Nagar, Venkatasai Nagar, Banta Colony, Madhavadhara, Murali Nagar, Kancharapalem, Marripalem Vuda Colony, R and B Office, Kapparada of zone-4 and surrounding areas. Similarly, Block 10, Seethammadhara Doctors Colony, MMTC Colony, Bhanu Nagar, HB Colony, Simhadripuram and Seethammadhara North Extension of zone-2 will also not get water.
 
Exclusive Fish Food Zone in Vizag 23-Mar-2017
VISAKHAPATNAM: The port city will soon have AP's first Fish Food Zone (FFZ) on the lines of those in Chidambaram and Bengaluru. The zone will have 62 shops trading only dry fish, fresh water fish and marine fish as well as a restaurant serving fish delicacies. Freezers will also be provided to the traders. The AP fisheries department with the help of Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (Vuda) will build a G+4 building on a 900 square yard area at the existing fishing market adjacent to Dwarakanagar RTC Complex.
 
Mega Heroes to Focus on VSP Market 22-Mar-2017
Vizag region has become fortress for mega heroes as per as collections are concerned. Recently Allu Arjun's "Sarrainodu", Ram Charan's "Dhruva" and Megastar Chiranjeevi's "Khaidi No 150" have collected huge share from this area. Although all these three films were successful in rest of all areas in AP, revenue that came from Vizag is huge. Hence, mega heroes are now focusing on this market. Recently Ram Charan went to a college event in Vizag and he promised the students that he would conduct pre-release or audio function of Sukumar's movie in this city. Allu Arjun did the same for "Sarrainodu". On the other hand, Megastar Chiranjeevi and Allu Aravind are already planning huge movie studios in this coastal commercial city. They have applied for land from AP government. Chiru even declared that he would eventually settle down near Bheemili.
 
11000 Invalid Votes Cast in MLC 22-Mar-2017
Visakhapatnam: More than 11,000 invalid votes were cast in the MLC elections. As a result the administration was forced to go for second preferential vote to decide the winner. Counting of votes continued even after 36 hours due to this. The staff at the counting centre said the voters did not have any idea about how to exercise their franchise. Sources said most of the votes were invalid as the voters put a tick mark beside the candidate's name they supported instead of enumerating their preferences. The candidates should have created awareness among the voters," election agent A Suresh said.
 
Wagon Workshop Work to Begin Soon 21-Mar-2017
Visakhapatnam: Construction of the wagon periodical overhauling (WPO) workshop at Vadlapudi under Waltair division of East Coast Railway is likely to start in the next fiscal as the Union railway budget sanctioned Rs 80 crore to the project. The project is expected to be completed by 2020. At present, Andhra Pradesh has one such workshop at Vijayawada. Vizag's will be second and first modern workshop with advanced facilities in the state. The Railway Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), which was entrusted with the task of developing the project, had completed its ground survey and preparation of the detailed project report (DPR). The DPR has been approved by the Railway Board and subsequently, the railway ministry gave its nod to start construction within the next few months.
 
Visitors Strike the Best Deal 20-Mar-2017
Two-day The Hindu Auto Expo-2017 concludes. Checking out various brands and striking the best deal, scores of visitors made their way to the The Hindu Auto Expo-2017 on Sunday. The concluding day of the second edition of the exhibition held at Beach Road opposite the Viswapriya Function Hall witnessed an impressive footfall. For many, the venue turned out to be a one-stop point to book the vehicle that they have been dreaming to own for quite a while. “The latest model Innova Crysta is what I wanted to own and I am glad that I could get it for Rs. 23 lakh at the expo, said P. Raju a businessman.
 
Vizag One of My Favourite Cities 18-Mar-2017
It has great potential considering young crowd, says actor. Actor Rakul Preet Singh is in love with the City of Destiny. Having shot many of her films here, she feels a special bond with the city. “I love the young vibes of the city. After Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam is the next city to have a cosmopolitan culture in the Andhra-Telangana region,” the actor said. She was here on Friday to launch the second branch of the Australian fitness chain F45 for which she took up a franchise last year. After opening the first branch in Gachibowli in Hyderabad, Rakul has turned her focus on tapping into the Visakhapatnam market which she feels has great potential considering the young crowd.
 
No Cash Boards Back at ATMs 18-Mar-2017
People resorting to panic withdrawal, says a banker. The lifting of restrictions on withdrawals, with effect from March 13, as also cash being received from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) not matching the demand, is leading to some of the ATMs going dry and customers once again being forced to run around the city for cash. I went to the IDBI ATM at TPT Colony, the ICICI ATM, opposite the MRO Office and the South India Bank ATM near SFS School on Thursday but they had no cash. Situation is no different on Friday,” says a resident of TPT Colony.
 
 
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