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A special ‘drive’ for girls

Posted on 09-Mar-2018

A special ‘drive’...
Transport Department organises driving licence mela

A special driving licence mela was organised by the Transport Department at AU College of Engineering for Women on the occasion of International Women’s Day at Shivajipalem here on Thursday.

The test was conducted in the temporary track prepared on the college ground and licences were issued to the eligible students.

Collector Pravin Kumar and Andhra University Vice-Chancellor G. Nageswara Rao formally inaugurated the mela and later handed over the licences to the eligible girls.

The Collector said that all students should compulsorily obtain the driving licence. He said that such special melas were already conducted at 21 engineering colleges in the district. He said that Visakhapatnam district was the first in the State to organise special driving melas for students. Lauding the Transport Department, Police and Engineering Departments for their efforts in reducing the road accident deaths by 21% in 2017 compared to the previous year. He suggested that it should be reduced further.
Award for AU professor Posted on 09-Mar-2018
M. Jagannadha Rao senior professor of geology and director Information Management Centre (IMC), Andhra University, has been awarded ‘Scientist of the Year – 2017’ award by National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi, at the NESA’s annual meet held in Bhopal recently. The award was given for his exceptional achievement in the fields of research in earth sciences, energy and environment. He was honoured with a certificate, citation, memento and a gold medal.

BSNL expands wings Posted on 10-Mar-2018
1.46 lakh new mobile customers added to it The public sector mobile service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has attracted 1.46 lakh new mobile customers in Visakhapatnam Telecom District, during the present fiscal (2017-18) till Feb 2. Now there are 7.88 lakh prepaid and 39,000 post-paid customers for BSNL in the district. A total of five new cell towers have been commissioned in the district at Darakonda (Visakhapatnam Agency area), the DSNLU (Law University at Sabbavaram), L & T at Rambilli, Apollo Hospital at Arilova and AP EPDCL at Gajuwaka, principal general manager Nalini Verma told the media here on Friday. The number of 3-G towers has gone up to 258 and 2-G towers have gone up to 348. A total of 50 data towers and 12 3-G towers (voice) would be added during the next financial year. A total of 10 Wi-fi hotspots have been commissioned and 10 more would be commissioned soon. BSNL has also introduced new bulk user Wi-fi hot spot to organisations with a number of access points with a bandwidth of 2, 4, 10 Mbps. The customer has to pay the annual charges for the Wi-fi routers along with the back-haul bandwidth charges. Wi-fi services under ‘international roaming’ were introduced for both prepaid and post-paid customers at Rs 501 for 30 days validity. The PGM said BSNL has 44 million hotspots in 100 countries across the globe. Once the subscriber registers for the facility, he would get unlimited Wi-fi access, under the scheme. Google server A Google Glob

VSP stands 1st in citizen feedback Posted on 12-Mar-2018
Vizag stands first in citizen feedback in Swachh Survekshan 2018. Reportedly as many as 1.60 lakh citizens came forward from the city to register their feedback on Greater Visakha Municipal Corporation (GVMC). The past few months saw the city’s civic body leave no stone unturned in trying to push Vizag towards bagging the tag of the country’s cleanest city. The authorities and ambassadors played a crucial role in spreading awareness among people to give their feedback on the city’s maintenance and cleanliness. On Saturday, which was the last day for registering the opinion, GVMC even organised a mega walk on the beach road as an effort to make more individuals participate in Swachh Survekshan 2018. It has been learned that GVMC commissioner M Hari Narayanan expressed his happiness over the tremendous response garnered from the citizens over the past few weeks. Swachh Bharat was a mission flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an aim of promoting cleanliness and hygiene in the country. Swacch Survekshan is a survey conducted every year which assesses the feedback of the citizens and concerned authorities to declare India’s cleanest city. While Madhya Pradesh’s Indore was hailed as India’s cleanest city in 2017, Vizag emerged as the third cleanest city in Swachh Survekshan 2017.

Rangasthalam Movie Audio Launch Posted on 13-Mar-2018
Rangasthalam Movie Audio Launch at Vizag on 18th March. The movie Rangasthalam has created lots of buzz in the audience with its posters, teasers, and songs. The makers have unveiled 3 songs from this film. Earlier the songs ‘Entha Sakkagunnave’ and ‘Ranga Ranga Rangasthalana’ songs were unloaded. While recently Rangamma Mangamma song was released. The audience response was incredible for all the songs. Music director Devi Sri Prasad has kept enormous effort in giving fine music for this film. The film is touted to be a village drama. Director Sukumar is trying to bring a village-oriented love story with 1980’s style of living. The film is having many expectations in the audience. In this film, Aadi Pinishetty, Jagapathi Babu, Anasuya Bharadwaj, and Gowthami are going to appear in major roles. Also, Pooja Hegde will be seen in a special song. Few of the reports say that Aadi Pinishetty is going to appear in Ram Charan’s brother role and Jagapathi Babu is going to appear in a village head role in this film. And also, a special role is designed for Anasuya Bharadwaj, the rumors affirm. As per the scheduled date, the film is going to hit the screens on 30th March 2018 globally. Meanwhile, enjoy Rangasthalam audio launch and pre-release function on 18th March. At the time of the audio launch event, here we will update the live streaming link to watch the full occasion.

Appanna Chandana yatra on April 18 Posted on 13-Mar-2018
‘Chandanotsavam,’ annual festival of Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swami, presiding deity of Simhachalam, will be celebrated on April 18. Collector Pravin Kumar on Monday held a preliminary review with Executive Officer K. Ramachandra Mohan and officials of various departments concerned. Since the Governor, Ministers and MPs were expected to visit VVIP, VVIP timings should be earmarked without causing inconvenience to devotees, he told officials. Arrangements, including transport, water, shade, medical teams and ambulance, should be arranged. DCP T. Ravikumar Murthy and ADC (General) of GVMC G.V.V.S. Murthy were among the officials that participated.

No Visakhapatnam Railway Zone Posted on 14-Mar-2018
Breaking News: No Visakhapatnam Railway Zone. The Centre once again gave a shock to Andhra Pradesh. The Centre confirmed that, given the current circumstances, Visakhapatnam Railway Zone is not possible. A press note regarding the same has been released by Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary, Dinesh Kumar. ‘According to the report received from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Visakhapatnam Railway Zone is not possible,’ said Dinesh Kumar. The latest move comes at a time when the Parliament sessions are being stalled by the TDP MPs ‘AP Special Category Status’ protests. Along with the people of the state, all political parties are protesting against the Centre.Recently, Arun Jaitley has made it clear that Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh cannot be granted. Instead, the Centre is ready to fulfil all the promises made in the AP Reorganization Act 2014. Visakhapatnam Railway Zone will be created, and Visakhapatnam will be made the Headquarters. It will be only possible by the BJP government,’ said the BJP MLA Vishnu Kumar Raju in the AP Assembly recently. It looks like the Centre has started its vengeance against the state of Andhra Pradesh, thanks to our glorified politicians.

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