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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.
 
Colourful Kites Dot City Skyline 09-Jan-2017
An array of colourful kites dotted the skyline providing a grand spectacle to those who visited the Beach Road on Sunday. The kite festival organised by Rotaract Club of Vizag Metro as part of Sankranti festival evoked an encouraging response. Several organisations are planning to hold similar events in the next few days. We organised the festival to keep our culture and traditions alive, club president Manognya said. Rotarian's P.L.K. Murthy, Public Relations chairman, Rotary International-3020, and others were present.
 
Striped Hyenas Bred at Vizag Zoo 03-Jan-2017
The New Year has brought in some good news for the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park (IGZP) here which announced the successful captive breeding of striped hyenas — a first in its history. This comes after two consecutive failures, when the two previous litters did not survive. Of the three cubs in the new litter, the zoo authorities could save one male, which is currently being looked after at the zoo hospital after its mother turned hostile. The two-month-old cub has been named Ayush. The birth of the cub holds particular significance, because striped hyena is listed as a ‘Near Threatened’ species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
 
Revelry at its Peak on Beach Road 02-Jan-2017
Photo booths cash in on craze among youth during New Year celebrations. If there was one place in the city that exuded the New Year revelry spirit to the hilt, it was Beach Road. Thousands of merrymakers descended on it from late evening onwards and turned the place into a grand carnival. Amidst the revelry vendors and smart entrepreneurs made some good business by offering entertainment and food choices. Photo booths were one of the main attractions at R.K. Beach on Saturday night. Decked up in multi-colour fairy lights, they drew a lot of revellers who were eager to get themselves clicked and share the pictures on social networking sites. And the vendors of the photo booths cashed in on the craze and made a killing by charging Rs. 500 per person.
 
Thrilling Feats a Treat to Watch 19-Dec-2016
Great Bombay Circus founded by Baburao Kadam in 1920 opens in city. Children clapped in glee as the trapeze artistes passed from end of the big top to the other swinging on horizontal bars and changed positions with amazing dexterity at the Great Bombay Circus, which opened at AU High School grounds here on Sunday. A clown who tried to swing across from one end to the other, but fell on the net below after his trouser came off, brought laughter among the audience. A performer juggling with five balls at the same time without allowing the balls to fall on the ground and blowing tennis balls with his mouth for quite a few minutes was a treat to watch.
 
Wind Music Festival in Vizag 14-Dec-2016
Visakhapatnam : Visakhapatnam city will host the world’s first ever Wind Music festival on December 17 to entertain enthusiasts, Andhra Pradesh HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said here. Addressing a media conference here yesterday, the minister said the one-day festival is being presented by flutist Naveen Kumar who is known for his contribution to both classical music and film projects especially in collaborations with Oscar winning composer A R Rahman. Apart from Naveen Kumar legendary musicians like Ronu Majmundar, Rakesh Chaurasia, A Sravamani, Shashank Subramanyan, Kishore, Raj Sodha, S Ballesh and Tom Thomas among others will perform in the festival.
 
Rakul Preet Turns Busy in Vizag 10-Dec-2016
Bubbly beauty Rakul Preet Singh is reportedly moving heaven and earth to satisfy the makers of her films. The actress currently has four films on floors and she is shooting simultaneously for two films in Visakhapatnam. The movies are Naga Chaitanya’s new film in the direction of Soggade Chinni Nayana fame Kalyan Krishna and Sai Dharam Tej’s Winner. Reportedly Rakul is shuffling between the sets of these two films in order not to halt the shoot off either. Interestingly, the hot lady’s big film ‘Dhruva’ also hit screens today. She is all tensed and full busy too. Despite all these she stole some moments to take a selfie with Chaitu and posted it on twitter.
 
Manu Charitram CD Released 06-Dec-2016
Audio CD of Allasani Peddana’s Manu Charitram, composed and sung by Palagummi Raja Gopal was released by Minister for Endowments P. Manikyala Rao at a function organised by Rasi Devotional and Cultural Trust here on Monday. Central Information Commissioner Madabhushi Sridhar Acharyulu said classics and epics provide us a direction and the Indian culture and ethos are reflected in them. In the Manu Charitra Pravarakhya leaves the beautiful woman Varudhini in spite of her enticement as he felt it was his duty to take care of his old parents. In the present day old parents are being dumped in oldage homes, Dr. Sridhar Acharyulu said.
 
Picnic Spots Draw Huge Crowds 28-Nov-2016
VISAKHAPATNAM: The tourist and picnic spots in the city and district witnessed huge rush on the last Sunday of the auspicious ‘Karteeka Maasam’ during which families and friends make it a point to spend a day-out together in the shade of trees. The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park (IGZP) attracted the highest-ever number of visitors on a single day. A total of 27,188 people visited the zoo on Sunday and the revenue collections amounted to Rs.5.28 lakh, according to Zoo Curator Vijaya Kumar.
 
 
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