Andhrapradesh

N-plant: former Union Energy Secretary raises safety concerns

SRIKAKULAM: Former Union Energy Secretary E.A.S. Sarma on Tuesday expressed his apprehensions over the safety of the atomic power plant proposed at Kovvada in the district at an estimated cost of ₹1.8 lakh crore with an initial installed capacity to generate 6,000 MW. Should anything go wrong, the impact would …

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Nomadic blacksmiths from MP win many a customer

Meat shop workers and farmers patronise them as they are experts in making machetes and kitchen knives CHITTOOR: A 50-member group of seven nomadic families from Madhya Pradesh, camping near the local sugar factory here, are attracting the attention of meat shop workers and farmers by selling products such as …

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World War-II bomb found in field near Puttur

A young farmer, Kalyan Kumar of Kotha Timmapuram near Puttur town, was taken aback when he found a curious object emerging from the ground while he was tilling his land on Tuesday. Soon, a big gathering rushed to the spot, and a commotion gripped the village that bombs were planted …

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Air enclave for Coast Guard by 2018

Government may allot land by June, says Commander Harbola The long-pending demand for an air enclave for the Coast Guard Headquarters for Andhra Pradesh in Visakhapatnam is likely to become a reality by the end of 2018. “We have put everything in place and now it is awaiting the nod,” …

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Sudanese student killed by fellow national in AP

A Sudanese student, pursuing B. Tech in the Nova College of Engineering and Technology near Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, was fatally stabbed, allegedly by his junior and fellow national, late on Monday night. The incident followed a dispute over money. The deceased, Mohamed Elmgtaba Abdelgabar Hussein Osman, a second year …

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Community police officers now in Kadapa

2,250 civilians volunteered to take up duties like traffic control and record maintenance, says DIG Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Kurnool Range, B.V. Ramana Kumar launched the community police officer (CPO) initiative in Kadapa on Monday. Nearly 2,250 civilians volunteered to serve as community police officers in the district and to …

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Work on UGD for Guntur begins

70% of funds for sewage treatment plants and 25% for pipelines After much delay, the work relating to laying of the Under Ground Drainage (UGD) scheme in Guntur has begun. Shapooriji Pallonji, the construction majors who have been given the contract to construct the Secretariat at Velagapudi, would be undertaking …

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President’s Medal for NDRF Commandant

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) 10th Battalion Commandant Prashant Dar has been selected for President’s Police Medal. The award is being presented for the meritorious service extended by the officer. Commandant Dar, who joined the NDRF from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), is heading the 10th Battalion based at …

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Plan for ‘Cultural Complex’ in Amaravati

Experts say it should house separate facilities for Art, Visual Art, History, Sahitya, Sangeetha and Nataka Academies In the wake of the State government’s decision to allot 10 acres for a multipurpose Cultural Complex in the upcoming Amaravati city, the Andhra Pradesh Creativity and Culture Commission has initiated steps to …

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