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Water supply plan ready for summer 23-Feb-2017
GVMC to arrange water through tankers. With repairs carried out to the Yeleru Canal closing it for a month from March 1, the carrying capacity will increase to about 350 cusecs. A supply of 45 MGD is being made to the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant to ensure that it had storage for about 50 to 55 days and it will be continued till February 28, Collector Praveen Kumar has said. Though the Visakhapatnam Industrial Water Supply Company (VIWSCO) had been planning to close the canal for two years, it could not be done. Owing to leakages, silting, pilferage and evaporation etc the realisation after release from the Yeleru reservoir was only up to 55%, he told after a review of the plans for summer with Municipal Commissioner and VISCOW CMD M. Hari Narayanan and VSP Director (Operations) D.N. Rao on Wednesday. After the opening of the canal pumping from Yeleru reservoir would be taken up by VISCOW as the levels in the reservoir were presently 72 m. While 200 cusecs would be pumped from Yeleru reservoir and 150 cusecs would be taken from the lift scheme at Kateru near Rajahmundry on the Godavari to ensure industrial and domestic supply, Mr. Praveen Kumar, who is the Special Officer of GVMC, told reporters. Besides, GVMC has drawn up a plan costing ₹3.75 crore to supply water by tankers, take up repairs to bore-wells and sink new ones. Against total requirement of 67 MGD, the present supply is 45 MGD.
3-k run conducted to promote FIFA 23-Feb-2017
3-k run conducted to promote FIFA U-17 World Cup: A large number of students participate in the event In a bid to encourage children to play football and as promotion for the FIFA U-17 World Cup being held in India, a 3-k run and a seminar was conducted in the city on Wednesday as part of the Mission XI Million, the biggest school sports outreach programme of the Union Sports Ministry. As many as 900 footballs were distributed to the registered schools with two each for a school. The Andhra Pradesh Football Association and the District Football Association jointly conducted the events, sparking interest in the participants for football. The starting point for 3-k run was Kali Matha temple, which drew a good number of students from various schools. The organisers also distributed T-shirts, certificates to the participants. Later, a workshop was conducted at Ambedkar Hall in Andhra University by the head of MXIM Joy Bhattacharya. A demonstration session was also held at AU where Vice-Chancellor G Nageswara Rao attended as chief guest. Collector Praveen Kumar, AP Football Association president Kosaraju Gopala Krishna, and L.V Subramanyam, special chief secretary Youth Affair and Sports, participated in the event.
A rare tale of rescue and survival 23-Feb-2017
A rare tale of rescue and survival of a sacred baboon. Soft toy playing the part of the infant baboon’s mother The 15-day-old sacred baboon looks expectantly at a soft toy of a teddy bear double its size. A few seconds later, it tugs itself into the arms of the teddy bear and closes its eyes. From the past 10 days, the soft toy has been playing the part of this rare infant baboon’s mother in the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park. The zoo officials are not complaining. For, it is this make-belief world the little one has created which is helping it to survive after the mother turned hostile five days after its birth. The birth of the sacred baboon on February 9 had brought in good cheer among the zoo staff because of the rare occurrence. However, five days later it was rescued from the enclosure when its mother was found holding it with the tail and banging it against the wall. “The first five days, the mother was taking utmost care of the little one. But what happened in one night we do not know. The next day, the animal keeper found the mother turning hostile and trying to kill it and alerted the zoo officials,” said K.K. Pavane, junior doctor at the zoo.
Fire at shopping complex 23-Feb-2017
None injured in the accident A fire broke out at a shopping complex opposite Jagadamaba theatre in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. The fire damaged several clothing stores and other shops and hotels in the complex, including the famous Khadi Bhandar. But fortunately nobody was injured in the accident. Upon receiving the news, four fire engines were rushed to the spot and fire personnel were seen trying to douse the flames, till late in the evening. The neighbourhood shopping complexes and houses, including a hotel, were filled with smoke. Being one of the busiest areas in the city, the accident brought the traffic to a standstill. As per fire officials, a short-circuit in a watch showroom in the shopping complex was said to be the main reason for the fire. After the shop caught fire, other shop owners and the attendants of the shops came out of the building. Police have started an investigation into the reasons of the fire accident.
Women bikers out to blaze new trail 22-Feb-2017
Trio will cover 2,500 km from Puducherry to Kolkata in two weeks Sporting jackets, safety gear and helmets, the three women bikers are all set to take a long ride, covering 2,500 km. They will go along the Puducherry-Vizag-Kolkata route on a journey that they hope will overturn gender> In the process, they will indulge their shared passion for learning more about culture and heritage. br> Vaishali Kulkarni More from Visakhapatnam and Pune bikers Anagha Sant and Sonal Bhat will embark on “Heritage Trail”. They will start from Puducherry on February 23 and end in Kolkata on March 8, International Women’s Day. The ride will cover six States and a Union> Ms. More, 49, will be the first woman biker from A.P. to do this section of the Golden Quadrilateral. She earlier rode solo covering 1,700 km from Visakhapatnam to Shirdi in July last year. It was in Shirdi that the trio met and instantly bonded, sharing their zest for the outdoors.
Traditional weaves,craftsundr 1roof 22-Feb-2017
A two-day pop-up show Goods of Desire gets under way. From the rich silks of Banaras and cotton handloom fabrics to homemade pickles and powders, a range of contemporary dresses and home furnishings, the two-day pop-up show at Goods of Desire (G.O.D) near harbour out-gate has something in store for everyone. The exhibition that began on Tuesday saw an overwhelming response on day one. The century old Gothic structure’s owner Sonia Gupta, who renovated the heritage building last year, introduced this new concept of pop-up stores in the city which showcases the traditional weaves, crafts and traditions of the country under one platform. In the two-day pop show, there is a collection of traditional motifs from Varanasi in rich silks in one corner while another corner houses a collection of dresses in contemporary cuts. Leather footwear and bags with an ethnic touch is one of the highlights of the show. Bedsheets and table covers in a variety of fabrics and prints can be picked up at the exhibition. In the first floor, Loom Bazaar greets you with its range of handspun cotton fabric dresses and saris that are matched well with Kalamkari blouses. Its ‘Happiness is Homemade’ brand of pickles and powders made by women from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh brings to the show a range of products from the kitchens of homemakers. For those looking to give a different look to their interiors, Studio Tas has set up a collection of canvas printed photographs which are high on ...
Varsity allies with defence forces 22-Feb-2017
Chief of Air Staff and all directors of education. Visakhapatnam: Keeping its commitment to the defence forces, a delegation from Andhra University led by vice-chancellor G Nageswara Rao visited the headquarters of the Indian armed forces in New Delhi on February 17.The delegation met Major General Jagatbir Singh, director general of resettlement, department of ex-servicemen affairs, ministry of defence, who expressed his willingness to enable retired officers of the Air Force, Navy and Army to take up courses offered by Andhra University for their resettlement.Another meeting was held at the Indian Air Force headquarters with Air Marshall SS Sharma, AVSM, Asst. Sources said it was decided that the varsity will offer all kinds of training to Air Force pilots and officers including degrees.The Indian Air Force authorities also invited the VC to their training centres at Belgaum, Bangalore and Coimbatore to inspect the available infrastructure.Professor PS Avadhani, principal of AU College of Engineering (Autonomous), and Ujjwal Kumar Ghatak, academic advisor of AU-Defence Joint Education and Research Programme, accompanied the VC to New Delhi.Air Force, Navy and Army to take up courses offered by Andhra University for their resettlement
Need another green revolution 21-Feb-2017
VISAKHAPATNAM: Farmers should be treated as marginalised community members, said professor G Nageswara Rao , vice-chancellor of Andhra University , here on Monday.Speaking at a seminar on 'Farmers' Suicides and Marginalised Communities' at the Social Exclusion, Inclusion and Policy Study Centre on World Justice Day, the VC said farmers have now become daily wage earners and are leasing or selling lands to find work in the urban belt. At this rate, by 2030 there would be very few farmers left and food security in India would become a major issue, he said.The VC in his address said the government must engineer another green revolution to ensure food security for the masses and financial security for farmers.Professor K Gayatri , principal of Arts College, Andhra University, said India would face huge food security crisis in the next decade unless there was a fundamental policy change to empower farmers.
APTDC boating facilityinpoorconditn 21-Feb-2017
VISAKHAPATNAM: At a time when the state government is planning to transform Vizag into a global tourism hub, tourists visiting the Fishing Harbour to enjoy a ride aboard the Swarna Vihari Boat feel that the boat service needs to be improved before the government announces other projects. On a visit to the Fishing Harbour, TOI inspected the boat's condition and interacted with the tourists on Monday. Joseph Thansanga, a tourist from Mizoram, who came for a boat ride with his family, said right from the approach road to the ticket counter, nothing was in proper shape. "The concerned authorities have left this tourism facility in such a pitiful condition. I came to know through the media that tourism is being developed in the city, but the condition of this boating facility is enough to tell how they actually are on the ground," he said, adding that safety jackets, seats and even the shelter provided at the ticket counter is not maintained properly. "The approach road is full of potholes and there are no eateries or toilets in the area," Joseph pointed out. "The waiting area has broken seats from another tourist boat that was damaged by cyclone Hudhud, while the shed is made of gunny bags. There are no toilets in the vicinity, especially for women. And to top it all, fishermen dry fish in front of the ticket counter which is a major inconvenience," said Mohini Chatterjee, a tourist from Kolkata.
Swimming Contest Draws Good Respons 20-Feb-2017
Over 160 children participate in the inaugural event of ViSJA. The inaugural edition of swimming competition organised by Vizag Sports Journalists Association (ViSJA) in association with Visakhapatnam District Swimming Association at Aqua Sport Complex in Vizag city was a resounding success with over 160 children (under-12 and under-14 boys and girls), participating in it here on Sunday. The competition was inaugurated by president of The Olympic Association, Visakhapatnam (OAV), T.S.R. Prasad.
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