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No Headway in Mega IT Projects

Posted on 05-Jan-2017

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Millennium Tower to become fully operational by December 2017.

Mega projects mooted for Visakhapatnam in IT sector have not seen much progress except for the Millennium Tower which will be fully operational by December 2017.

A variety of reasons are attributed for the failure to ground the projects. For instance the proposed iconic tower at Visakhapatnam Special Economic Zone, Duvvada, for which Union Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman laid the foundation stone two and half years ago is yet to see any civil work getting launched for want of release of funds from the Centre.
Vizag to Host AP Youth Boxing Posted on 05-Jan-2017
Visakhapatnam will host the Andhra Pradesh youth men and women boxing championship from January 7 to 9 at Railway Stadium, according to release from Andhra Pradesh Boxing Association secretary Ravi Raju here on Wednesday. Bouts will be held from light fly (49kg) to super heavy (+91kg) categories. Pugilists born on or after January 1, 1999 are eligible. The organisers are providing free lodging & boarding to all boxers and officials. The AP teams for the Youth men & women National boxing championships in New Delhi from Jan. 16 to 22 will be picked during the championships. Special Correspondent

CM’s Transit Halt in Vizag Posted on 06-Jan-2017
Visakhapatnam: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is going to Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts on Friday to participate in the Janmabhoomi-Maa-Vooru program will make a transit halt here. As per the schedule the Chief Minister will arrive here by a special flight at 10.15 am to leave for Rajam village in Srikakulam district by a helicopter at 10.20 am. After participating in the programme he will leave for Dwarapudi village in Vizianagaram district to participate in the Janmabhoomi–Maa-Vooru to be held at 3.15 pm from where he will reach Vizag airport at 6.15 pm to leave for Gannavaram at 6.20 pm.

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.

India’s Tallest Sky Tower Posted on 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.

Sankranti Spirit Pervades Posted on 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.

Colourful Kites Dot City Skyline Posted on 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.

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