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Drop in humidity

Gannavaram airport recorded a maximum temperature of 34.2 degree Celsius and a minimum of 25.2 degree Celsius on Monday. Humidity, that was 75 per cent in the morning, dropped to 67 per cent in the evening.

Commodity prices

The following were the prices (in rupees per kg) of essential commodities in local wholesale markets on Thursday, according to the Vijayawada Chamber of Commerce and Industry: groundnut oil - Rs. 53, palmolein oil - Rs. 46, sunflower oil - Rs. 53.50, tamarind (flower variety) - Rs. 31 to 35, tamarind (karipuli variety) - Rs. 40 to 45, chillies (AC) - Rs. 24 to 28, chillies (non-AC) - Rs. 14 to 18, rice (2716) - Rs. 13, rice (superfine) - Rs. 14 to 15, rice (sona masoori) - Rs. 15 to 16, black gram - Rs. 19 to 25, red gram - Rs. 28.50 to 34.

Power shutdown

Power will be shut down in Suryaraopet section from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday to facilitate the shifting of electric poles. Areas effected would be Eluru Road (from SRR college to Machavaram Down), DBK st., Pratibhaniketan st., Jamidar st., Anjaneya Swamy Temple area, Akkula Tataiah st., Karmikanagar hill slopes, Kutumbharao st., Bullemma st. and Katurivari st..

Also, Gopalareddy Road (from Red Circle to Ramachandrarao Road and part of Dornakal Road (from G R Road to Prakasam road cross) will not have power supply from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

Demand for non-proliferation

The All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation (AIPSO) has stressed the need for the Government to include nuclear non-proliferation and the harmful effects of war in the educational curriculum followed in schools throughout the country. Participating in a meeting organized in connection with the Nagasaki day on Monday, the day on which the United States of America dropped nuclear bombs on the Nagasaki city of Japan in 1945, the AIPSO State secretary, B. S. Koteswara Rao, stressed the need for a cut in defence expenditure and the use of money for development. The former CPI MLA, K. Subba Raju, spoke.

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