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City Makes Room For Telugu Tammullu 27-May-2017
With over 26,000 delegates expected to turn up for the three-day Mahanadu of the TDP, providing accommodation to them is a huge task. HRD Minister and accommodation committee chairman Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that in the star hotels, 1,450 rooms had been booked. Twenty kalyanamantapams had been arranged for leaders and cadres coming from the districts. Around 40 hostels of private institutions account for another 20,000 rooms. Around 6,000 mattresses and bed sheets have also been procured for them. Besides some made arrangements on their own booking hotel rooms.
AU may get n-reactor 25-Apr-2017
Discussions are on with an American firm, says V-C Andhra University is likely to get a prototype ‘sub-critical nuclear reactor’ or ‘clean nuclear reactor’ for its researchers in the department of nuclear physics and chemistry. According to the Vice-Chancellor of the university G. Nageswara Rao, discussions are on with an American firm and government for installing the reactor in AU. Unique technology “The reactor can provide real-time exposure to the students as well as researchers of the nuclear physics and chemistry departments of the varsity. No other nuclear facility in India posses this unique technology-contained reactors,” said Prof. Nageswara Rao. Sources say that AU had almost clinched the deal but was put on hold, as the government wanted the reactor to be installed at Mori smart village in East Godavari district. The reactor reportedly can produce 5 MW of electricity, which is sufficient to light about 10 villages. Explaining the technicalities, a professor at the nuclear physics department said that a subcritical nuclear reactor is a device where the nuclear-fission chain reaction is initiated and maintained using an external continuous neutron source, whereas the conventional reactors will keep on releasing energy as long as there is a critical mass of fuel. “When the supply of neutrons is stopped, the sub-critical reactor is immediately shut down. The energy is induced by fission reactions for which the neutrons are needed. The ‘subcri...
TDP set to paint Vizag yellow 25-Apr-2017
TDP set to paint Vizag yellow, hold Mahanadu after 15 years Visakhapatnam: After a gap of 15 years, the port city will be hosting the three-day Mahanadu, the annual plenary of the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP). This year, the TDP has chosen Visakhapatnam as the north Andhra region has always been a bastion for the yellow brigade. The party conducts its annual meeting on May 29 which is the birth anniversary of its founder-president and former chief minister NT Rama Rao. The Mahanadu was held twice in Vizag earlier. After coming to power, the TDP had conducted two Mahanadus at Gandipet, Hyderabad and Tirupati. This year, the plenary would be held from May 27-29. This Mahanadu is likely to play an important role in poll preparation for the party cadres and leaders. After hosting national and international conclaves, the port city is becoming a seat of national political conclaves. Apart from the TDP, even BJP has plans to conduct its national executive committee meeting in Vizag on July 15 and 16. CPM national plenary was conducted in 2015 at the Rajiv Gandhi Port Stadium in the city. TDP had conducted its Mahanadu in Vizag for the first time in 1984 at the Gymkhana grounds in port area. "Present MLC MVVS Murthy had set up a small hut for its president NTR in 1984. Massive number of party cadres took part in the Mahanadu," senior leader SK Rehaman told TOI. Second time, Vizag hosted the Mahanadu in 2002 at the port indoor stadium when Rehaman was the party city pre...
M.Narasimhulu likely to be Governor 12-Apr-2017
Naidu meets Shah, discusses increase in Assembly seats Senior Telangana Telugu Desam Party (TTDP) leader and party’s politburo member Mothukupalli Narasimhulu is likely to be named as Governor by the Narendra Modi Government in the next few days. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has been lobbying for his appointment as Governor for several months now. On Monday Mr. Naidu, who was in New Delhi to participate in the NDA meeting presided over by the Prime Minister, called on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and discussed, among other things, his desire to see his party leader as Governor of some State. According to a senior TDP functionary, Mr. Narasimhulu, who was also in New Delhi, subsequently joined Mr. Naidu at the meeting with the BJP president. Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu reportedly told him that he was hopeful of a favourable decision soon by the Prime Minister. Mr. Narasimhulu has been associated with the TDP from the days of party founder N.T. Rama Rao and has been a Minister at the State level. Mr. Naidu had promised the Telangana leader a seat in the Rajya Sabha. However, it did not materialise due to poor show of TDP in 2014 general elections. BJP has an electoral alliance with the TDP.
Padayatra for Rail Zone Launched 31-Mar-2017
SCS is the other demand of the campaign of the YSRC. In less than a year after launching an indefinite fast, Gudivada Amarnath has taken up a spirited campaign for the cause of the Railway Zone for Andhra Pradesh with Visakhapatnam as headquarters. It was in April 2016 that he launched the fast in Visakhapatnam on the issue that turned quite sentimental with the people of the region. He garnered all-round support but was arrested after five days.
11000 Invalid Votes Cast in MLC 22-Mar-2017
Visakhapatnam: More than 11,000 invalid votes were cast in the MLC elections. As a result the administration was forced to go for second preferential vote to decide the winner. Counting of votes continued even after 36 hours due to this. The staff at the counting centre said the voters did not have any idea about how to exercise their franchise. Sources said most of the votes were invalid as the voters put a tick mark beside the candidate's name they supported instead of enumerating their preferences. The candidates should have created awareness among the voters," election agent A Suresh said.
VSP Gets Ready For Another Showdown 08-Feb-2017
Visakhapatnam: The city is getting ready for another showdown for the Special Category Status (SCS), after the peaceful protest at RK Beach on the Republic Day was foiled by the police. Andhra Pradesh Special Category Status Sadhana Committee convenor Chalasani Srinivas said that he along with G Satyanarayana Raju, nephew of legendary freedom fighter Alluri Seetarama Raju and students from 11 varsities across the State will sit on a fast from February 9 to February 12 at Mahatma Gandhi statue near RTC Complex demanding Special Category Status.
Jagan Holds Dharna at Vizag Airport 27-Jan-2017
YSR Congress leader and others were in the city for a march on special category status for A.P. YSR Congress Party president and Leader of the opposition in the Assembly Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy was detained at the Visakhapatnam airport when he arrived from Hyderabad at about 4.15 p.m. on Thursday. He was here to take part in the proposed candlelight march on RK Beach Road to demand Special Category Status (SCS) for Andhra Pradesh. Party leaders V. Vijaysai Reddy, Y.V. Subba Reddy and Ambati Rambabu, who accompanied him were also detained. The police told Mr. Jagan that he would not be allowed to enter Visakhapatnam for the protest.
CM’s Transit Halt in Vizag 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.
Pawan Kalyan Makes Transit Halt 03-Jan-2017
Jana Sena founder and actor Pawan Kalyan arrived in the city on Monday. On Tuesday, he is scheduled to visit Uddanam area in Srikakulam district to interact with chronic patients of kidney ailments. Mr. Pawan Kalyan said in a tweet: “… will interact with those hapless sufferers.” He will also address a meeting at Ichhapuram, bordering Andhra Pradesh-Orissa. At the airport he was given a rousing welcome by his fans.
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