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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.
 
Hindi Lessons a Hit Abroad 11-Jan-2017
Increase in number of students in U.S. taking up Hindi as a foreign language. It was his sheer love for the language of Hindi which brought Elmar Renner from Germany to India six years ago. Today he not only has a flawless command over the language but also is an assistant professor of Hindi, Sanskrit and Urdu in Copenhagen University in Demark which has seen an increasing interest in learning Hindi as a foreign language among Europeans. At the New York University’s (NYU) College of Arts and Science this year, around 80 students have enthusiastically taken up a foreign language class with one agenda — mastering the Hindi alphabet. In the U.S., there are a growing number of Westerners who have, in recent years, shown great interest in keeping pace with India’s rising global influence by learning the national language of the country.
 
Call to Focus on Swachh Visakha 10-Jan-2017
President of Chaitanya Sravanthi Shirin Rehman on Monday said the focus should be on Swachh Viskha in implementing the smart city project. She was addressing teachers and students of B.V.K. Junior College at an awareness programme and explained to them the importance of Swachh Survekshan. Ms Shirin Rahman urged the students to play a significant role in keeping the environs clean and developing the city into a smart city. In the end, she spoke about the intensive cleanliness drive taken up by Chaitanya Sravanthi and how the NGO made an impact in bringing attitudinal change among the residents of Peda Jalaripeta, Paindorapeta and Chilakapeta.
 
Sankranti Spirit Pervades 07-Jan-2017
Students, teachers participate in a string of programmes. A group of students were busy giving finishing touches to an elaborate rangoli design. Makeshift stalls were arranged to offer traditional snacks and refreshments. At the entrance a well-decorated ‘Gangireddu’ was following instructions of its master meticulously. A large quantity of steaming hot ‘pongal’ was getting cooked. Holding a ‘tambura’ in a hand and an ‘akshaya patra’ on the head, the famous Haridasu was seen walking around.
 
India’s Tallest Sky Tower 06-Jan-2017
Visakhapatnam: Standing tall at 120 metres from the sea level India’s tallest tower is coming up atop Kailasagiri Hills in less than one year. The tower will offer a panoramic view of the sea, city and surrounding areas. Mumbai-based Bombay Amusements Ltd, the promoters of the project is partnering with Hyderabad-based Swarnamukhi EXIM Pvt Ltd to execute the project. An MoU in this regard will be signed with either Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority or Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation on January 6.
 
City Gears Up For Swachh Survekshan 06-Jan-2017
55 community toilets modernized by retrofitting to set an example. A series of measures have been taken to help the city do well in Swachh Bharat Survekshan having achieved fifth rank in all-India rankings in 2015. Swachh Survekshan team will conduct the survey this year from January 7 to 9. Ahead of the survey setting an example in the State 55 community toilets were modernized by retrofitting Municipal Commissioner M. Hari Narayanan said here on Thursday. Visakhapatnam received three awards of the State government in cleanliness on October 2.
 
RTC Special Buses For Sankranti 04-Jan-2017
The Visakhapatnam Region of the AP State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) will operate 231 special buses for the ensuing Sankranti festival from Jan.10 to 18. There are 71 incoming specials, including 28 Super Deluxe and 43 Ultra Deluxe buses from Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai to Visakhapatnam for the convenience of people from Visakhapatnam region from Jan. 10 to 13. A total of 160 buses will be operated from Vizag to various destinations for the return journey from Jan.15 to Jan.18.
 
Visakha Utsav Website Launched 02-Jan-2017
The three-day Visakha Utsav to be inaugurated by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, will be held at Ramakrishna Beach here from January 29. Unlike earlier this year the event would be held at a single venue on beach to enable tourists to enjoy different programmes. Hosting the events at different venues had resulted in tourists missing out some of them, Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao told the media here on Sunday. Folk arts would be presented at beach, opposite Novotel, flower show at Viswapriya Function Hall, while temple replicas and stalls would be put up on the 2.5-km stretch extending from RK Beach to YMCA Beach.
 
Visakha Utsav Rescheduled 29-Dec-2016
Chief Minister to inaugurate the carnival on January 28. Visakha Utsav an annual carnival aimed at showcasing the tourism potential of Visakhapatnam, will be held on January 28 to 30 instead of January 7 to 9 coinciding with the CII Partnership Summit-2017. One of the reasons for rescheduling is the preoccupation with Janmabhoomi programme. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu who is attending the three-day Partnership Summit will inaugurate the utsav. This year’s highlight will be to hold all the events like folk dances, flower show, creation of replicas of famous temples in the region on the 2.5 km stretch from RK Beach to VUDA Park.
 
North Bihar People Hold Convention 26-Dec-2016
People belonging to North Bihar held a convention at Nehru Park, Ukkunagaram on Sunday. Over 15,000 attended the meeting conducted by Mithila Sanskritik Parishad. Tributes were paid to famous poet Vidyapati. They also chanted ‘Jai Jai Bharavi Asur Bahraini. Panchayati Raj Minister Ch. Ayyanna Patrudu and MLA Palla Srinivas Rao attended. They spoke on the Mithila culture and the need to uphold it. Mithila Sankritik Parishad president Baikunth Jha welcomed the gathering and gave details of social service rendered by them.
 
 
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