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61,000 ganja plants destroyed

The Excise officials have destroyed around 61,000 ganja plants spread in over 12 acres in Visakhapatnam Agency. According to Assistant Commissioner of Prohibition and Excise (Enforcement Wing) SVVN.Babji, teams formed by the excise in coordination with the local police, revenue, the ITDA and a few others have raided the farms in Paderu and Hukumpeta mandals.

Minor fire in VPT

A fire broke out in the conveyer belt area of the Visakhapatnam Port Trust while a BOT operator was carrying out maintenance work today. The fire broke out when the sparks from a welding machine came in contact plastic sheets. Two fire brigades from the VPT extinguished the fire in few minutes.

Steel Minister inaugurates badminton coaching camp

Union Minister for Steel Chaudhary Birender Singh on Wednesday said Olympic silver medalist and Brand Ambassador of Vizag Steel PV Sindhu was a new generation sports personality and a pride of the country. He said that she is not just from Andhra Pradesh but represents the entire country. He inaugurated the badminton coaching camp organized by RINL at Ukkunagaram.

Sagar Harati performed

Marking Ksheerabdi Dwadasi ‘Sagara Harati’ was offered at the Ramakrishna Beach on Wednesday evening by singer Kondaveeti Jyotirmayi. Speaking at the gathering, Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao said ‘harati’ was being performed to rivers and river bodies as part of ‘Jalasri’. Jyotirmayi rendered Annamacharya kritis on the occasion.

Awareness meet

As part of Vigilance Awareness Week, Skill Development Institute, Arilova organized an awareness programme for Government Children Home for Boys, Deendayalpuram on Wednesday. DGM, Vigilance of Hindustan Petroleum P.Vijaya Kumar participated.

Prof.Murty for Japan

Prof.DVR Murty of AU Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and director of Japan Information and Study Centre will lead a delegation of five research scholars to study Toyama University and other research institutes in Toyama Prefecture in Japan from November 5 to 11. He will deliver a lecture in Toyama University on the academic activities in Andhra Pradesh and Japan Information and Study Centre. The other members of the delegation are G.Santosh Kumar, M.Vinod Kumar, C.Vijay, N.Ashok Kumar and GVM Dheerendra.