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Visakhapatnam news as on November 16,2017

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Excise officials suspended

Assistant superintendent of Prohibition and Excise M.Ravindra Prasad, head constable Verma and a constable were suspended today. All the three were posted at Gajuwaka and were allegedly helping smugglers in ganja smuggling activity. Based on a statement given by a smuggler who was arrested sometime ago by Devarapalli police, SP Rahul Dev Sharma had submitted a report to the government.

IGNOU to hold competitions

As part of its 32nd Foundation Day, IGNOU regional centre here will be conducting inter-college essay and elocution competitions on Sunday. The competitions will be held at the regional centre, located in the 2nd floor, VUDA complex, Ushodaya Junction MVP Colony. Both the essay and elocution will be held in English and Telugu.

Isha Gramotsavam’ on November 27

UNICEF and Isha Foundation are organizing village games and yoga programmes as part of the smart village initiative of the State government. The nine-month-long ‘Isha Gramotsavam’ will culminate at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Port Stadium on November 27. It features the final round of the Anandapuram mandal inter-village sports tournament. It will begin at 4pm and at 7.30pm actor Rakul Preet Singh will conduct the ‘in-conversation’ with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.

Sanskriti opens store

Sanskriti, a curator store from Odisha opened its store a the Landmark building in the city today. The new design store in the city is dedicated to ethnic collections and Indo-western fusion ensembles.

India’s first woman lawyer remembered

Women lawyers in the city celebrated birth anniversary of Cornelia Sorabji, first woman advocate of India. She created history by becoming first women lawyer in 1924. Women lawyers held a meeting at the Bar Association Hall. Senior advocate Manjulata said the first woman lawyer was an inspiration to every advocate to work hard and fight to women rights