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Visakhapatnam news as on November 17,2017

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Two naval ships taking part in Thai IFR

Indian Naval Ships, Satpura and Kadmatt were on a five-day visit to Thailand from Friday to represent India in the International Fleet Review being organized at Pattaya Bay to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN. The Indian delegation is being led by Vice Admiral Karambir Sing, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command. The Royal Thai Navy is hosting the IFR wherein over 40 warships from ASEAN and several partner nations are expected to participate.

R&B Minister Ayyanna Patrudu faults BJP for criticism on Polavaram

R&B Minister Ayyanna Patrudu came down heavily on BJP leaders D.Purandeswari and Kanna Lakshminarayana for criticising the Polavaram project on technical grounds. The dream of several generations was coming true owing to the leadership of Chandrababu Naidu, he said. Speaking at a press conference, he condemned their comments that funds were being misused by construction of coffer dam and questioning its location. He recalled that Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inspected the project, complimented the effort of the government gave nod to coffer dam and promised permission to another one.

Ratha Yatra at Anakapalle

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Visakhapatnam is celebrating Sri Jagannath Ratha Yatra festival at Anakapalle on Saturday. The Ratha Yatra procession will start from Sarada Bridge at 4pm and will pass through the Main Road and reach Sri Satyanarayana Swamy temple at Sunkarimettu junction. There will be bhajan, kirtan and prasadam distribution through the procession ending at Sri Satyanarayana Swamy temple.

Santhali writers’ meet

The 30th annual conference of All India Santhali Writers’ Association will be held here on November 18 and 19 near Thatichetlapalem according to organising committee member Gopal Soren.

Tour operators’ meet begins

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has reiterated the commitment of the State government to the promotion of tourism in a big way and called upon tour operators and service providers to chip in with their ideas to tap the huge tourist potential in the State. He was speaking at the inaugural of a two-day national convention of domestic tour operators of India, organized by the Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India on Friday.