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Tributes paid to Abdul Kalam

Andhra University Vice Chancellor G.Nageswara Rao speaking at a programme organized at the Department of Commerce and Management to mark the birth anniversary of former President APJ Abdul Kalam said that youth should set the right goal and strive to achieve it. He said that Abdul Kalam had proved that pursuing education in mother tongue in rural backdrop was not an obstacle to progress in one’s life and exhorted the youth to take inspiration from the great leader.

APSRTC driver killed while five hurt in an accident

An RTC bus driver PS Narayana (42) was killed on the spot and a few passengers were injured after the bus hit a lorry going ahead on the National High Way near Payakaraopeta in the district today. The deceased was a resident of Rajamahendravaram. According to police sources, the bus was heading to Rajamahendravaram from Visakhapatnam hit a lorry allegedly at a very high speed. While the driver died on the spot, the conductor of the bus and four passengers received injuries.

Dalits seek arrest of the prime accused in Gedela Raju murder case

The Dalit Praja Sangala Ikyavedika today demanded the arrest of DSP Dasari Ravi Babu who is the prime accused in the alleged murder of rowdy sheeter Kopperla Satyanarayana Raju alias Gedela Raju. The Dalit unions demanded action against the then city police chief citing that the IPS officer had neglected in fling FIR against Ravi Babu (the then ACP of Madhurawada) soon after a complaint was lodged against Ravi Babu by K.Padmalatha who also died under mysterious circumstance. The State vice president of Mala Mahandu T. Babji alleged that if the police had responded immediately on Padmalatha’s complaint, Gedela Raju would have alive.

Colleges remain closed in protest against increasing suicides

Several corporate colleges remain closed today following a call given by student organization in protest against suicide of students in corporate colleges. CPI(M) district committee has demanded a comprehensive inquiry into the suicide of students in corporate colleges. CPI(M) district secretary K.Lokanadham said recommendations of various committees should be appointed and classes should be conducted after 4pm and on Sunday and groups should not be changed in the name of grading. Prescribed teacher-student ratio should be maintained and counselling centres should be set up in colleges, he said. YSRCP student union demanded action against Narayana and Chaitanya colleges and removal of Narayana from the State Cabinet.

Call to settle disputes at Lok Adalat

Principal District Judge and District Legal Services Authority chairperson P.V.Jyotirmai on Monday called upon all the stakeholders to settle the disputes amicably in the next Lok Adalat on December 9. She was addressing police officers, public prosecutors and DLSA panel advocates in the district court. She said quick disposal of cass common man's faith in judicial system would go up.

No decision yet on sale of DCI

Union Minister for Road Development, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has said the Centre has not taken a final decision on strategic disinvestment of Dredging Corporation of India. In response to a letter sent by MP K.Haribabu, the Minister informed that no decision had been taken so far.