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YSRC Deeksha Overshadows 30-Apr-2018
YSRC Deeksha Overshadows Naidu Meeting. The day-long hunger strike taken up by YSR Congress party leaders in the name of Vanchana Vyatireka Deeksha (Protest against betrayal) at Visakhapatnam on Monday appears to have overshadowed the proposed public meeting of Telugu Desam Party president and chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu at Tirupati. While the deeksha began at 7 am, the media had enough fodder to feed the viewers right from the beginning. Luckily for the YSRC, there are no other major developments in the state and as a result, the media channels had to give extensive coverage to the one-day deeksha of the party leaders, including MPs, MLAs, MLCs and other public representatives. The party managed to mobilize big crowds to the women’s college ground at Visakhapatnam, where the day-long dharna was held. The Deeksha was launched by YSRCP Member of Parliament (MP) Mekapati while the party MPs and MLAs participated in the protest wearing black shirts. For a change, the YSRC leaders took even the BJP to task, even on a low note, but their prime target was obviously the TDP, for betraying the faith of the people by not securing the special category status to AP. YSRC leader Ambati Rambabu found fault with the BJP leaders for spreading false rumors over the special status mentioning that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Jana Sena Party President Pawan Kalyan assured Special Category Sta...
 
Anna Canteen in Visakhapatnam 28-Apr-2018
Visakhapatnam to soon get its first Anna Canteen. Similar to Amma canteens in Tamil Nadu, Anna Canteens are planned to be set up in Visakhapatnam and reportedly, the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has identified the sites for the proposed plan. The government is planning to set up at least one Anna canteen in the city by June 2nd. To set up around 24 canteens, GVMC has identified suitable sites across the city. Andhra Pradesh Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department (MAUD) is in touch with various departments concerned to discuss the land which is needed to set up the canteens. The plot for the Anna canteen near Turner’s Choultry belongs to the Endowment Department and another plot near Government Regional Eye Hospital belongs to the health department. The government has withdrawn the idea of constructing centralized kitchens which supply food for the canteens and are looking forward to private agencies like Akshayapatra for the kitchens’ construction. They are also planning to appoint a private agency to decide the price and menu of the food items. The state government had sent a team of commissioners from various civic bodies of AP, including GVMC commissioner M Hari Narayanan to Hyderabad and Chennai to observe how Annapurna and Amma canteens are functioned. The team has noticed that the standard menu and price on an average is Rs 5 for breakfast and Rs 10 for both lunch and dinner. The total cost for three meals a day wa...
 
Railway week celebrations begin 27-Apr-2018
Railway week celebrations begin in Visakhapatnam. VISAKHAPATNAM: The 63rd railway week celebrations began here on Thursday. The Waltair divisional railway manager MS Mathur spoke about the activities the division took up. Mathur said that the division was commissioned in the year 1893 with construction of Cuttack- Khurda Road-Puri railway line. East Coast Railway was created in the year 1996 and Waltair Division became its part in the year 2003. While talking about the financial performance of the division, Mathur said that total revenue of the division was 6,515 crore and the total expenditure in the year 2017-18 was 2,564 crore. The division carried total passenger traffic of 35.06 million, earning a revenue of 536.43 crores in the 2017-18 fiscal. For the first time in last 8 years, the division has achieved the highest loading target.
 
Avengers fans in a frenzy 26-Apr-2018
Who could have predicted that a comic book of the 1930s would capture the imagination of the 2000’s era in the form of celluloid? The latest of the Marvel Studios creation, The Avengers: Infinity War is set to hit the city screens on Friday, and pulse of the fans is roaring and the air is filled with excitement and curiosity. Age is just a number when it comes to Marvel fans. Superhero movies’ fans comprise all age groups, from school going kids to those born in 50s. “I am 47 and yet I find it exciting to watch a superhero movie first day at a theatre, as I am a huge fan of Marvel since my childhood,” says Naidu, a software engineer. Common evil In the movie, you get to see about 36 characters with unique super powers uniting together to fight common evil. “Getting to see all our favourite superheroes of Marvels, right from The Iron Man to Black Panther and from Thor to Dr. Strange on one screen is like a feast for us,” says Kalyan, an Architecture student. The plot revolves around these super heroes fighting against a new danger that has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos, and his goal of collecting six Infinity Stones, artefacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. However, a few have a sceptical view towards the combination of so many characters. “I am a bit unsure about this movie because there are so many characters and less time hence there would be a limited screen space for each one to perform,” s...
 
Now track school bus in real-time 24-Apr-2018
Inter student comes out with upgraded version of app with more features Concerned over safety of children going to school by bus, an Intermediate student has come up with an upgraded version of ‘My Children Bus Tracker’ app. Not content with the earlier model that had limited features, Adurthi Surya Chandra Pavan, young app developer, has incorporated more features to the location tracking app that now caters to parents, school management and bus drivers. User-friendly With a private school already using the app for the bus tracking, Mr. Pavan says the tool is user-friendly and cost-effective that gives notifications to users. “From the point of pick up to the destination, the real time location tracking app is available for Android users. Parents will also be able to view the real-time location of the bus, receive alerts and trace the location of the bus on the Google maps,” he says The modified ‘My Children Bus Tracker’ has three apps – ‘My Children Bus Tracker’ for parents, ‘My Children Bus Driver Console’ for bus drivers and ‘My Children Bus Management’ for school management. “When we met Deputy Transport Commissioner S. Venkateswara Rao, he suggested incorporating additional features to the earlier version of the bus tracker app and hence developed the upgraded one,” says Mr. Pavan. Apart from receiving notifications of children getting picked up from various points to school and dropped back at home, bus drivers or attendants can also send an ale...
 
Nucleya to perform in Vizag city 21-Apr-2018
The well known, power-packed, famous electronic music producer Udyan Sagar, aka Nucleya, is all set to hit the shores in the city of destiny, Vizag for his sub cinema show happening for the first time here. Familiar to almost every music lover, especially the ones who go crazy for electronic music, Nucleya, is all set to perform in the city on Sunday 22nd April, 2018 at the MGM grounds on beach road from 4 pm to 10 pm. The best part of Nucleya’s concert is the stage surrounded by light effects and the music systems which keep the audience entertained throughout the concert. The city is all ready to soak in some high spirits and pep along to some of his famous tracks like Bass Rani, Bhayanak Aatma, the famous “lets nacho” song from Kapoor and sons, etc. So get ready for an evening with loud music and fun, for the amazing event is very near.
 
GVMC to set up sports arena 20-Apr-2018
GVMC to set up yet another sports arena in Visakhapatnam. Visakhapatnam is all set to feature yet another indoor sports arena, as proposed by Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC). Estimated to cost around Rs 20 crores, GVMC has proposed a plan of developing a sports arena covering around 4776 sq meters of area in MVP Colony.The stadium would be a part of Smart Cities Mission and all the latest indoor sports amenities would be equipped in it, the officials say. The project is a joint venture undertaken by Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) and GVMC. VUDA allocated Rs 3 crores for the arena in its recent budget. The area outside the sports arena would comprise of an open gym, swimming pool, jogging track, kids pool, play area, kids play area, etc and would also be equipped with volleyball, badminton and basketball courts.The external development area would sprawl over 3,323 square meters and the arena building would be constructed on an area of 4181 sq meters. GVMC Commissioner M Hari Narayanan said that the sports arena will be developed under the scheme of “A Resilient and Healthy metropolis for the people” and also mentioned that VUDA has allowed GVMC to construct it in their land.
 
Animation and gaming city in Vizag 19-Apr-2018
Gaming, virtual reality and animation city to be set up in Vizag. In what is coming as a heartening news to Vizag, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has approved for establishing animation, gaming, virtual reality and comic sectors in Andhra Pradesh at a meeting with the cabinet. The CM and his cabinet members met at the Interim Government Complex in Velagapudi on Monday with an aim to make the state excel in the field of animation and gaming. In this regard, the Animation Visual Effects Gaming and Comics (AVGC) Policy 2018-2020 has been approved by the cabinet.The main objective of the policy is to draw Rs 6400 Crores investment by 2020 which will be used to develop a 40 acre animation and gaming city in Vizag. The government stated that it will grant 25-30% one time subsidy on capital expenditure for hardware and supply 24/7 quality power with an internet fibre line at the AVGC Hub. The cabinet is keen on bridging the gap between the demand and supply of human resources and attract a larger share of work by outsourcing in animation and gaming sector.
 
All set for ‘Chandanotsavam’ today 18-Apr-2018
Timings for VVIPs regulated to avoid inconvenience to common devotees The temple of Lord Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy has been decked up to receive devotees for the annual Chanadanotsavam festival from the early hours of Wednesday. Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao inspected the arrangements made for the festival, along with temple Executive Officer Ramachandra Mohan, on Tuesday. The Minister said palm leaf tents were erected to provide shade to devotees outside the temple complex. Buttermilk and water would be provided to devotees in the queue lines. The timings for darshan by VVIPs has been regulated to avoid inconvenience to common devotees. Devotees coming under ‘Protocol’ category would be allowed between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. and VIPs would be allowed between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. He appealed to these devotees to cooperate with the temple administration by coming for darshan according to the time schedules. Special buses RTC is operating special buses for the convenience of devotees. A total of 150 special buses will be operated from various parts of the city and district apart from Vizianagaram from the early hours of Wednesday. A total of 36 buses will also be operated from Gosala and Adavivaram to Simhachalam hilltop, according to Regional Manager G. Sudesh Kumar. Ten special buses will be operated from Adavivaram to Vizianagaram, 16 from Adavivaram to Old Post Office and 16 buses from Adavivaram to Tagarapuvalasa. Sixteen buses wil...
 
Bandh partial, peaceful in city 17-Apr-2018
Protesters squat on roads holding up traffic at busy junctions The bandh call given by the Opposition parties demanding Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh and railway zone with headquarters in Visakhapatnam apart from other assurances given in the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, evoked mixed response in the city on Monday. Most of the schools declared a holiday in advance to avoid inconvenience to students. Banks were forced to down their shutters and public were not allowed to go into the banks. No untoward incident was reported from any part of the city. The bandh enforcers squatted on the National Highway at Maddilapalem, staged protests at Jagadamba junction resulting in the main roads and certain stretches of the National Highway, passing through the city, wearing a deserted look. The police diverted the traffic through arterial roads to facilitate the smooth flow of vehicles. This had, however, led to traffic jams on the bylanes. Leaders and activists of the Left parties and the YSR Congress Party squatted on the National Highway at Maddilapalem holding up traffic. The Left activists stayed put outside the Maddilapalem Depot of APSRTC and prevented buses from coming out of the city. YSRCP MP V. Vijay Sai Reddy, former MLAs Malla Vijay Prasad and Tynala Vijay Kumar, party’s district president Gudivada Amarnath went to the BSNL District General Manager’s Office and the Post Office at Dabagardens and forced their closure. Dig at BJP, TDP CPI(M)...
 
 
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