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Varsity allies with defence forces 22-Feb-2017
Chief of Air Staff and all directors of education. Visakhapatnam: Keeping its commitment to the defence forces, a delegation from Andhra University led by vice-chancellor G Nageswara Rao visited the headquarters of the Indian armed forces in New Delhi on February 17.The delegation met Major General Jagatbir Singh, director general of resettlement, department of ex-servicemen affairs, ministry of defence, who expressed his willingness to enable retired officers of the Air Force, Navy and Army to take up courses offered by Andhra University for their resettlement.Another meeting was held at the Indian Air Force headquarters with Air Marshall SS Sharma, AVSM, Asst. Sources said it was decided that the varsity will offer all kinds of training to Air Force pilots and officers including degrees.The Indian Air Force authorities also invited the VC to their training centres at Belgaum, Bangalore and Coimbatore to inspect the available infrastructure.Professor PS Avadhani, principal of AU College of Engineering (Autonomous), and Ujjwal Kumar Ghatak, academic advisor of AU-Defence Joint Education and Research Programme, accompanied the VC to New Delhi.Air Force, Navy and Army to take up courses offered by Andhra University for their resettlement
 
Need another green revolution 21-Feb-2017
VISAKHAPATNAM: Farmers should be treated as marginalised community members, said professor G Nageswara Rao , vice-chancellor of Andhra University , here on Monday.Speaking at a seminar on 'Farmers' Suicides and Marginalised Communities' at the Social Exclusion, Inclusion and Policy Study Centre on World Justice Day, the VC said farmers have now become daily wage earners and are leasing or selling lands to find work in the urban belt. At this rate, by 2030 there would be very few farmers left and food security in India would become a major issue, he said.The VC in his address said the government must engineer another green revolution to ensure food security for the masses and financial security for farmers.Professor K Gayatri , principal of Arts College, Andhra University, said India would face huge food security crisis in the next decade unless there was a fundamental policy change to empower farmers.
 
APTDC boating facilityinpoorconditn 21-Feb-2017
VISAKHAPATNAM: At a time when the state government is planning to transform Vizag into a global tourism hub, tourists visiting the Fishing Harbour to enjoy a ride aboard the Swarna Vihari Boat feel that the boat service needs to be improved before the government announces other projects. On a visit to the Fishing Harbour, TOI inspected the boat's condition and interacted with the tourists on Monday. Joseph Thansanga, a tourist from Mizoram, who came for a boat ride with his family, said right from the approach road to the ticket counter, nothing was in proper shape. "The concerned authorities have left this tourism facility in such a pitiful condition. I came to know through the media that tourism is being developed in the city, but the condition of this boating facility is enough to tell how they actually are on the ground," he said, adding that safety jackets, seats and even the shelter provided at the ticket counter is not maintained properly. "The approach road is full of potholes and there are no eateries or toilets in the area," Joseph pointed out. "The waiting area has broken seats from another tourist boat that was damaged by cyclone Hudhud, while the shed is made of gunny bags. There are no toilets in the vicinity, especially for women. And to top it all, fishermen dry fish in front of the ticket counter which is a major inconvenience," said Mohini Chatterjee, a tourist from Kolkata.
 
As edu hub,Vizag has a longway togo 21-Feb-2017
Since the run-up to the 2014 Assembly election, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has been projecting Visakhapatnam as the education hub of the State. Even local MLAs, MPs and Ministers have been singing the same tune. But on ground, the scenario is far away from it. A few institutes, including some central institutes, have come in, but they are still operating from hired campuses in ad hoc mode and are far from moving into their own campuses. Make-shift campuses Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), a central project set up about six years ago, is still to move fully to its campus in Sabbavaram in the district. The State government has sanctioned about 45-acres and the construction has been lingering on since the last four years. Just one block has been completed and the officials have moved partly into the campus. The plans are grand, the block that is built with the sprawling library and moot court on the campus is said to be one among the best in the country, as per the rating of many top judges who had visited the site, but the slow pace of work is mainly due to the irregular release of funds from the State government.
 
Swimming Contest Draws Good Respons 20-Feb-2017
Over 160 children participate in the inaugural event of ViSJA. The inaugural edition of swimming competition organised by Vizag Sports Journalists Association (ViSJA) in association with Visakhapatnam District Swimming Association at Aqua Sport Complex in Vizag city was a resounding success with over 160 children (under-12 and under-14 boys and girls), participating in it here on Sunday. The competition was inaugurated by president of The Olympic Association, Visakhapatnam (OAV), T.S.R. Prasad.
 
2 City Girls Sizzle At Miss India 18-Feb-2017
11 vie for top three spots at State-level auditions of Miss India 2017 contest. There was glamour, excitement and a show of confidence and poise as 11 contestants from different parts of Andhra Pradesh contested for the top three spots of the State level audition rounds of the 54th edition of Miss India 2017 held for the first time in the city on Friday. Of the 11 three contestants were selected who would be representing AP in the south zonal rounds of the Miss India beauty contest to be held in Bangalore on March 5.
 
Alka Yagnik Show 17-Feb-2017
3 budding singers to share stage. The Nightingale of Bollywood Alka Yagnik will be performing in the city on Saturday at the AU Convocation Hall for a fund-raising show under Rohit Memorial Trust’s Gyan Lakshmi Project. Three young budding singers from the city will get a chance to share the stage with her and showcase their musical talent on the occasion. V. Akhila, J.V. Srividya and Anuhya Vinjamuri the top three winners of the ‘Voice of Vizag’ competition held to encourage local talent will be performing with the Bollywood singer. Addressing the media here on Thursday G. Anantram trust chairman said the three winners were selected from 212 contestants. Apart from getting a chance to perform with Alka Yagnik the top three winners will be given a cash prize of 10,000, 7,500 and 5,000. This apart in May the 20 semifinalists will perform for a show on the best of A.R. Rahman he said. The proceeds from the show will go towards the ‘Gyan Lakshmi Project’ which works for cancer survivors and women’s health issues, particularly in rural areas.
 
VSP As a Film Hub Yet To Take Wing 16-Feb-2017
Government inaction, lack of well-quipped studios and humid weather blamed. The long undulation coast line offering myriad virgin locations world naturally form the backdrop of reel-life tales that a film-maker would like to narrate. Considering the scenic sports such as the golden beaches, Buddhist sites, Yerramatti Dibbalu, Araku-Valley, Lammasingi, the largest steel plant and Dolphin's Nose, one would think that the City of destiny has a palette of ideal locales for a cinematographer to put his camera to good us. However, the proposal to develop the port city into a film hub continues to gather dust. Lack of adequate studios along with completely equipped pre-production and post-production units is the primary reason why the long pending proposal has failed to make a headway.
 
Mega Job Fair On February 18 15-Feb-2017
A mega job fair is being organised by the AP Electronics and IT Agency (APEITA) autonomous society of the Government of AP in association with Information Technology Association of AP (ITAAP), an association of all IT and ITES companies of AP, in the city on Feb. 18. The objective of the fair to be held at the Indo-German Institute of Advanced Technology (IGIAT) is to recruit over 300 candidates for vacancies in the IT and ITES sector in Visakhapatnam. In all 14 companies operating in the city are expected to participate in the fair and offer 32 types of jobs. The job fair open to graduates in any discipline, would be extended by a day, if necessary, ITAAP president Ravi Eswarapu and secretary K. Sreedhar told the media here on Tuesday.
 
Millennium Tower to Be Ready By Sep 15-Feb-2017
VISAKHAPATNAM: Cyclone-resistant Internet of Things-enabled Millennium Tower, work on which is progressing at a brisk place at the sea-facing Rushikonda hills, will become an iconic superstructure and showcase Visakhapatnam as the IT capital of Navya Andhra Pradesh. Being executed by the AP Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) and funded by the Information and Communication Technology Department of Andhra Pradesh the construction of the building will be completed by September.
 
 
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