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Posted on 15-Jul-2017

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Visakhapatnam: A few days back, the nodal centre of Childline (toll-free helpline number 1098 for protection of children) in the city received a call from a bureaucrat's daughter. She sought help from Childline officials to stop her parents from forcing her to take up science. Consequently, officials intervened and the child was assured that she will be allowed to choose the subject of her choice.

From stopping child marriages to getting complaints against parents for forcing children to take up subjects they do not want to pursue, Childline, which is supported by the ministry of women and child welfare and the social work department of Andhra University, has been regularly getting such cases from children and at times from their relatives and neighbours.

The child welfare officials say that with increasing awareness, more number of cases are being reported these days. City coordinator of Childline A Mary Evangeline, said, "We get two to three calls daily. It sometimes goes up to five to six calls per day. In most of the cases, children themselves call rather than seeking help from someone else. A few years ago, we did not receive cases on a daily basis. Our officials are involved with rescuing, rehabilitation and producing the children before the child welfare committee."
Sports academies on anvil Posted on 15-Jul-2017
Visakhapatnam: The district will soon have archery, cycling and rifle shooting academies, district sports development officer John Geliat said, adding that sports enthusiasts aged between 15 and 18 years will be trained in the academies. Addressing the media here on Friday, Geliat said every academy will train 20 players. "Athletes coming from rural and Agency areas will be provided with boarding facilities," she said, adding that such facilities will be set up at Narsipatnam and Yelamanchili. "Players who excel at the academies will be referred to state, national and international championships," Geliat said. "The academies will inculcate sportsmanship among the youth in rural and Agency areas which lack proper sports related infrastructure," Geliat said. She also said that district-level selections in cycling will be held at Aqua Sports Complex on Beach Road on Sunday, while selections for archery and rifle shooting will be held at Samskruthi Global School at Parawada on Monday.

RINL signs MoU with CCI Posted on 17-Jul-2017
RINL signs MoU with CCI for setting up cement plant. Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and Cement Corporation of India (CCI), a PSU under Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Vishakhapatnam to set up 2 mtpa fly ash and blast furnace slag based cement plant in a Joint Venture in two phases of one million tonne capacity each, said a Steel Ministry release on Friday. Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and Cement Corporation of India (CCI), a PSU under Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Vishakhapatnam to set up 2 mtpa fly ash and blast furnace slag based cement plant in a Joint Venture in two phases of one million tonne capacity each, said a Steel Ministry release on Friday. RINL generates a large quantity of BF slag and fly ash, prime raw material for the cement plant. The JV Project cost is approximately Rs 150 crore RINL is offering around 35 acres of land for the proposed plant in its premises. The project is proposed to be completed in 15 months from the date of placement of order.

ECoR cancels 12 trains in Orissa Posted on 17-Jul-2017
ECoR cancels 12 trains in Orissa due to flash floods. BHUBANESWAR: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Sunday cancelled at least 12 trains running on Titlagarh-Rayagada route due to flash floods triggered by heavy rains. A railway bridge between Theruvali and Sigpur stations on the route was washed away at about 11 am affecting railway services. The Durg-Jagadalpur passenger, Raipur-Visakhapatnam passenger, Durg-Visakhapatnam passenger, Sambalpur-Koraput passenger, Sambalpur-Rayagada express, Rourkela-Koraput express, Durg-Jagdalpur express, Sambalpur-Nanded express and Bilaspur-Tirupati express have been cancelled from Sunday onwards. The Jagdalpur-Howrah Samaleswari express, Visakhapatnam-LTT express, Nanded-Sambalpur express, Vijayawada-Rayagada passenger, Nizamuddin-Visakhapatnam Samata express and Raipur-Visakhapatnam passenger have been controlled en-route. At least five trains on the route were diverted on Sunday. Howrah-Jagdalpur Samaleswari Express leaving Howrah on Sunday will be short terminated at Titlagarh and return to origin point on Monday. General Manager Umesh Singh directed restoration work on high priority. Senior officers have rushed to the site with men and materials. Work will start once the flood water recedes, he added. “Prompt response by Gangmen averted mishaps as a couple of goods train were scheduled to pass over the ‘Bridge 585’ between 10:45 am and 11:30 am. Principal Chief Engineer of Railways has directed local divisions to press all availabl

Vijaya Bank in expansion mode Posted on 18-Jul-2017
Plans to open 50 more branches in State in two years Vijaya Bank is contemplating a massive expansion with plans to open 50 more branches in Andhra Pradesh during next two years. Executive Director B.S. Rama Rao said on Monday that at present they had 115 branches. Fifteen of the new branches would be set up during the current fiscal. He was speaking to the media here on Monday after inaugurating a branch at Narsipatnam in the district. He said the opening of the semi-urban branch in the district was another step towards extending the best banking services to the people of the district. The bank has 199 branches with 202 ATMs in Telugu States of AP and Telangana. The opening of new branch takes the total number of branches in the country to 2,033. He said “Vijaya Bank all India business volume stands at ₹ 230,184 crore as on March 31, 2017 with 132,983 crore through deposits.”

RINL junior trainee exam cancelled Posted on 18-Jul-2017
Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, has cancelled the junior trainee exam it conducted through a private agency on July 7. The examination was cancelled following complaints about two exams – the junior trainee and field assistant trainee being conducted simultaneously despite the fact that 10th and ITI passed candidates were eligible to apply for both the posts. RINL in a notification stated that the new date for exam would be notified through its website

Integrated museum complex on Beach Posted on 18-Jul-2017
Integrated museum complex on Beach Road mooted. Even as on-site work on TU-142 fighter aircraft museum has to gather momentum for a formal inauguration by August 15, an integrated tourist museum complex is on the cards on the Beach Road. According to plans being worked out by officials, the museum complex comprises Victory-at-Sea Memorial, Kursura Submarine museum and Rajiv Smruti Bhavan. The integrated museum combines all of them for tourists with a single ticket and may take about half a day for the visit, according to information available. An audio-visual show on the Kursura submarine and TU-142 is being planned with life on them and how they worked. A laser show is also on the cards. The integrated museum was mooted at a meeting the Chief Minister had with the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the ENC and the District Collector during his visit to receive the decommissioned TU-142. The project is being executed for the Tourism Department by VUDA. Responding to the Expression of Interest (EoI) called for by VUDA, four consultants have submitted technical and financial bids to prepare the design. The designs will be examined by a committee of officials comprising VUDA Vice-Chairman, the Chief Engineer, officials from the Navy, the Tourism Department and GVMC. After technical qualification, a combined evaluation with price bids will be taken up to finalise the agency, it was learnt. After finalising the design, the next process of preparing detailed project report

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