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All set for ‘Chandanotsavam’ today 18-Apr-2018
Timings for VVIPs regulated to avoid inconvenience to common devotees The temple of Lord Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy has been decked up to receive devotees for the annual Chanadanotsavam festival from the early hours of Wednesday. Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao inspected the arrangements made for the festival, along with temple Executive Officer Ramachandra Mohan, on Tuesday. The Minister said palm leaf tents were erected to provide shade to devotees outside the temple complex. Buttermilk and water would be provided to devotees in the queue lines. The timings for darshan by VVIPs has been regulated to avoid inconvenience to common devotees. Devotees coming under ‘Protocol’ category would be allowed between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. and VIPs would be allowed between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. He appealed to these devotees to cooperate with the temple administration by coming for darshan according to the time schedules. Special buses RTC is operating special buses for the convenience of devotees. A total of 150 special buses will be operated from various parts of the city and district apart from Vizianagaram from the early hours of Wednesday. A total of 36 buses will also be operated from Gosala and Adavivaram to Simhachalam hilltop, according to Regional Manager G. Sudesh Kumar. Ten special buses will be operated from Adavivaram to Vizianagaram, 16 from Adavivaram to Old Post Office and 16 buses from Adavivaram to Tagarapuvalasa. Sixteen buses wil...
Bandh partial, peaceful in city 17-Apr-2018
Protesters squat on roads holding up traffic at busy junctions The bandh call given by the Opposition parties demanding Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh and railway zone with headquarters in Visakhapatnam apart from other assurances given in the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, evoked mixed response in the city on Monday. Most of the schools declared a holiday in advance to avoid inconvenience to students. Banks were forced to down their shutters and public were not allowed to go into the banks. No untoward incident was reported from any part of the city. The bandh enforcers squatted on the National Highway at Maddilapalem, staged protests at Jagadamba junction resulting in the main roads and certain stretches of the National Highway, passing through the city, wearing a deserted look. The police diverted the traffic through arterial roads to facilitate the smooth flow of vehicles. This had, however, led to traffic jams on the bylanes. Leaders and activists of the Left parties and the YSR Congress Party squatted on the National Highway at Maddilapalem holding up traffic. The Left activists stayed put outside the Maddilapalem Depot of APSRTC and prevented buses from coming out of the city. YSRCP MP V. Vijay Sai Reddy, former MLAs Malla Vijay Prasad and Tynala Vijay Kumar, party’s district president Gudivada Amarnath went to the BSNL District General Manager’s Office and the Post Office at Dabagardens and forced their closure. Dig at BJP, TDP CPI(M)...
2-day workshop on building Startup 16-Apr-2018
2-day workshop on building Startup ecosystem to be held in Vizag. Visakhapatnam: AP Innovation Society in association with DIPP (Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion) of Government of India, will conduct a two-day workshop on “Start-up Ecosystem Knowledge sharing” focusing on Building inclusive and Vibrant Start-up ecosystems on Monday and Tuesday at the Taj Gateway Hotel here. The objective behind this workshop is to share the knowledge about best practices of the start-up policy, followed by State government of Andhra Pradesh with other states and vice-versa. This workshop was conceptualized during the visit of Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary for DIPP to Sunrise Incubation hub, Vizag during Partnership Summit 2018. He had praised the initiatives taken up by Government of Andhra Pradesh and requested the State government’s nodal agency AP Innovation Society to mentor two states (West Bengal and Chhattisgarh) on creating successful as well as self-sustaining start-up ecosystem. The workshop will be attended by delegation from DIPP, and delegates from Start-up & Innovation councils/societies of around 12 states, AP State Government officials, Start-ups, Technology Business Incubators, Technology Business Accelerators, Industrial bodies such as NASSCOM, FICCI etc. The workshop will focus on the Start-ups, key growth drivers, Extrinsic and Intrinsic hindrances, Start-up Policy and its implementation. It acts as a platform for all the stakeholders of start-up...
Vizag gears up for a beachside food 14-Apr-2018
Vizag gears up for a beachside food festival. The foodies in Vizag would soon be treated by a food festival in the city. Set to be organised on RK beach, ‘The Food Mania Fest’, promises to offer a lip-smacking lineup of dishes along with the peppy music. Here’s what lies in store for the city. What? Different food varieties like Pathar ka gosht- a meat dish prepared on a stone slab, a variety of omelets, Bengali biryani, Rajasthani food varieties, Punjabi delicacies, different types of kebabs such as kalmi kebab and Bengali kebab among other delicacies would be keeping the crowd hooked. In addition to the amazing food on offer, the play zone and magic show would keep the kids engaged as you get busy devouring your meal. So mark your dates to relish some mouthwatering food on our beloved shores.
Open mic poetry session held 10-Apr-2018
Writer Inked Stories, a community of writers, organised an open mic poetry session recently. While some of the participants narrated tales, others recited poems at Bookaholic centre at Akkayyapalem, focussing on themes such as gender disparity, women empowerment, and issues concerning society, among other topics. The event was hosted by Sanjay Singh and co-hosted by D. Krishna Prasad of Writers Inked Stories. They said the association intends to organise many such sessions in various cities across the country. Some of the future events include tell a tale, stand-up comedy, storytelling, mic poetry and share your story.
World Health Day Celebrated 09-Apr-2018
Awareness rallies held to mark the occasion Awareness rallies, skits and meetings marked the World Health Day observed by various hospitals and institutions in the city on Saturday. World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). The theme of this year’s World Health Day is ‘Universal Health Coverage: Everyone- Everywhere – 2018’. A rally was taken out by medical and nursing students, under the auspices of Andhra Medical College (AMC) from Kali Matha temple at R.K. Beach. Some of the students of AMC presented a skit to highlight the importance of World Health Day. Dr. C.V. Rao, Vice Chancellor of Dr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, flagged off the rally. Dr. P.V. Sudhakar. Principal, AMC, Dr. A. Bhagyalakshmi,Vice Principal, Dr. B. Devimadhavi, Professor and H o D, Community Medicine, Dr. A. Satyanarayana, professor and H o D, Anaesthesiology, Dr. K. Sathya Varaprasad, Director of Visakha Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), Dr. Vasundhara, in charge District Medical and Health Officer, and office bearers of IMA, Visakhapatnam, participated in the rally. At Divisional Railway Hospital the Health Department of Waltair Division of East Coast Railway observed the day. An awareness meeting on ‘Universal health coverage, everyone, everywhere’ was conducted under the guidance of the Chief Medical Superintendent B.G. Rao. Additional Divisional Railway Manager...
Helmet must for pillion rider too 07-Apr-2018
Traffic police launch special drive to enforce the rule. Now helmet rule has been made compulsory for both the two-wheeler rider and also pillion rider. The City Traffic Police have taken up the drive under Section 129 of the Motor Vehicles Act – 1998 and they have decided to impose fine from Rs 100 to Rs 200 for pillion riders. To begin with we have taken a drive against youngsters and students and we will slowly take it up against others in a phased way,” said ADCP (Traffic) M. Ramesh Kumar. Accidents on the rise Despite the police initiating a number of preventive measures, accidents involving two-wheelers are on the rise. Of the total of 237 accidents recorded from January to February in 2018, two-wheeler drivers were responsible for about 76 road accidents. In two-wheeler road accidents about 19 people died and as many as 67 were injured, while in four-wheeler road accidents, six died and 59 were injured, said Mr. Ramesh Kumar. Of the 19 deaths in this year, 80 % of them were in the age group between 18 and 35 years and 90 % of them were not wearing helmets and had died due to severe head injuries, said ACP (Traffic) K. Prabhakar. Mr. Prabhakar said, “Most of the fatal cases involving two-wheelers, the cause is head injuries. When wearing a helmet can save a life, why not wear it. One should realise that a death in a family, especially if he or she is the breadwinner, the entire family is ruined. According to a survey by the Ministry of Road...
Tributes paid to Jagjivan Ram 06-Apr-2018
Former Deputy Prime Minister Jagjivan Ram’s services to the nation were recalled at his 111th birth anniversary organised by the Social Welfare Department. Speaking at the official meeting organised by various departments, ZP Chairperson Lalam Bhavani and Collector Pravin Kumar recalled his services to society and oppressed classes in particular holding several important positions. They gave away benefits worth Rs 91 lakh to 31 persons. MLA Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar, Joint Collector Two A. Siri, SC Corporation executive director Mahalakshmi, Social Welfare deputy director Ramana Murthy and representatives of various associations participated. At the SC Colony at Sitampeta, Fourth Town Dwaraka Zone Circle Inspector Rambabu garlanded the statue of the leader.
Vizag Steel March today 05-Apr-2018
CITU will organise a 26-km long Vizag Steel March from Kurmannapalem arch to Old Jail Road near Visakha Women’s College here Thursday. The march in which 3,000 employees of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant will participate will be flagged off at 5.30 a.m. It will culminate into a big meeting at around noon. The meeting is aimed at mobilising public opinion against attempts to privatise VSP. CITU State general secretary M.A. Gafoor, State president Ch. Narsinga Rao, VSP recognised union president J. Ayodhyaram and others will address. This is for the first time that such a march is being taken out to protest against move for disinvestment of a public sector unit. Mr. Narsinga Rao said after Dredging Corporation of India, the NDA Government was making attempts to privatise Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, the corporate entity of VSP.
AU tops State in NIRF rankings 04-Apr-2018
Most of its colleges find place in top rankings. The Andhra University (AU) and most of its colleges have turned out to be the top educational institution in the State in the Human Resource Development Ministry’s India Rankings 2018. In all, five institutions in the overall category, six in Universities, five in Engineering, two in Degree Colleges, two each in Management and Pharmacy and one in Law categories found a place in the nationwide rankings. The AU, which was ranked 69th in 2017, jumped 33 places to reach the 36th position in the overall ranking of the top 100 institutions. The Sri Venkateswara University (SVU), Tirupati, which was at the 68th position last year, slipped to the 74th rank. It is followed by the Koneru Lakshmiah Educational Foundation, Guntur (KLEF) at rank 83 and the Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS) at the 89th rank. Also in the top 100 universities category AU, SVU, KLEFU and SVIMS topped the State with 22, 49, 56 and 62 ranks respectively. The Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, Visakhapatnam, and the Sri Satya Institute of Higher Learning were respectively ranked 85th and 92nd in the same category and stood fifth and sixth in the State. In the Engineering category, the KLEF’s engineering college was at the 49th rank and topped the State. It is followed by the AU College of Engineering at 65, the SVU engineering college at 71, the Sagi Ramakrishnam Raju Engineering College, Bhimavaram, at 85 and ...
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