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Woman attempts suicide due to `social boycott'

ANANTAPUR: The `social boycott' imposed on about 60 families belonging to backward classes (BC) in Kottalapalli village in Bukkaraya Samudram mandal for the last few months took an ugly turn on Tuesday when a BC woman attempted suicide by consuming poison due to alleged harassment by upper castes owing allegiance to the Congress. Shyamala (35) consumed poison as a few persons had been allegedly harassing her using filthy language. She was admitted to a private hospital here.

Woman poisons kids, ends life

KHAMMAM: A housewife, Kedari Mutyali (28) and her two daughters - Swathi (3) and Lakshmi (5) - died in an autorickshaw when they were on their way from Sarapaka village to Manuguru on Tuesday evening. The police said the woman, who had been searching for her husband, a tailor, for the past few weeks, fed poison to her children and consumed the same before boarding the autorickshaw. The three died before they could reach the destination. The autorickshaw driver and others who were travelling with them were in for a shock.

ICET: 90 per cent seats filled

VISAKHAPATNAM: Nearly 90 per cent of the seats in MBA and MCA courses available for the holders of ranks from 1 to 1700 in ICET 2004 were filled on Tuesday when the counselling for admissions for general category students commenced at the Andhra University convocation hall. On Monday all the seats reserved for special categories and MBA (part-time) were filled. The Convenor, D. Panduranga Rao, along with the Co-Convenor, D. Ganapathi Rao, was supervising the admission procedure. The counselling would continue till August 19.

Praja assembly tomorrow

GUNTUR: The People's War will organise `Praja assemblies' in important cities to bring to the notice of the Government issues like attacks on Dalits, land reforms, doing justice to Scheduled Castes/Tribe victims. At a press conference here on Tuesday, organising committee members said a Praja assembly would be organised here on Thursday with leaders of the Andhra Pradesh Backward Classes Forum, the PDSU, the AIFTU, the POW, the Rythu Coolie Sangham, the BC Mahajana Sangham and the Virasam participating in it.

Ministers for Tirupati today

TIRUPATI: Two Union Ministers are scheduled to arrive at the temple town on Wednesday for a darshan of Lord Venkateswara. According to a release, the Union Ministers of State -- Panabaka Lakshmi (Health and Family Welfare) and Selja (Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation) -- will arrive here by Narayanadri Express and visit Tirumala. After taking part in a pre-dawn ritual on Thursday, they will leave for Chennai.

Tribunal gets ISO certification

New Delhi: For the first time in judicial history, a Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT), a quasi-judicial forum, has been awarded ISO 9000 certification here for adhering to quality standards and also in disposing of cases relating to recovery of outstanding dues to banks and financial institutions. Justice A.R. Lakshmanan, judge of the Supreme Court, presented the certificate to the Presiding Officer of DRT, Hyderabad, T. Ravi Shankar. As on July 31 the DRT had recovered dues to banks and financial institutions to the tune of Rs. 963 crores.

Holiday for Central offices

HYDERABAD: Holiday for Central Government offices in the State on account of Vinayaka Chaturthi will be on September 18 instead of September 19 as notified earlier, according to a press release issued by the Central Government Employees' Welfare Coordination Committee and Regional Sports Board.

Cut in EPF interest rate flayed

HYDERABAD: The Telugu Desam Party has condemned the cut in interest rate for Employees' Provident Fund from 9.5 per cent to 8.5 per cent and demanded rollback. T. Nageswara Rao and B. Gopalakrishna Reddy, former Ministers, and R. Prakash Reddy, former MLA, said the decision would affect the saving plans of three crore employees and workers.

Trade unions criticise decision

HYDERABAD: Various trade unions have criticised the Central Board of Trustees of Employees Provident Fund Organisation's decision to reduce the interest rate on Employee Provident Fund and demanded that it be withdrawn. In a statement here on Tuesday, S. Veeraiah, general secretary of the State Committee of the CITU, said it was unfortunate that the board and the Centre had picked the working class while extending crores of rupees worth of concessions to richer sections. T. Narasimhan, secretary of the State Council of the AITUC, said the decision would have a direct impact on employees.

Two farmers commit suicide

KARIMNAGAR:A farmer, V. Kashiram (45), committed suicide by hanging himself at Ramannapet village in Mallial mandal last night. A farmer, Tummala Masaiah (25) of Kishen Guda hamlet in Linganpalli village of Nawabpet mandal in Mahabubnagar district, consumed pesticide on Monday as he was unable to clear his debts. Masaiah was taken to hospital where he died in the wee hours of Tuesday.

Plea to release scholarships

HYDERABAD: Thousands of students participated in the `Chalo Collectorate' protest programme demanding release of pending scholarships to backward class, Scheduled Castes and Tribes students on Tuesday.

The State committee of the Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, which organised the programme, alleged that the police resorted to lathicharge in several places against students for participating in the rally peacefully. The State secretary, V. Narender, said that because of Rs.32-crore cut in the BC scholarships last year, 1.44 lakh students were not in a position to continue studies.

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Monsoon active over Telangana

Hyderabad: The south-west monsoon was active over Telangana on Tuesday due to a trough that lay over the State. Kaleswaram and Koida recorded a heavy rainfall of 7 cm each. Bhadrachalam recorded 4 cm.

According to a forecast issued by the Met Office, eastern parts of Telangana would get rain on Wednesday apart from Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and East Godavari districts.

Yagams for poverty eradication

TIRUPATI: The Vepanjeri Charities has planned to conduct "Sri Mahalakshmi Yagam and Maha Sudarshana Yagam'' at the ancient Lakshminarayana temple in Vepanjeri, 75 km from here for three days from August 13. The yagams are aimed at poverty eradication and for the welfare of humanity. The founder trustee, K.S. Sridhar, said devotees contributing more than Rs.500 would be given `Homa prasadam' at the end of the ritual.

Scavengers stage dharna

CUDDAPAH: Scavengers staged a dharna in front of the Collectorate here on Tuesday demanding grant of sanitation works to scavengers' societies by giving up the tender system. The Cuddapah Municipal and Panchayat Sanitary Workers' Union president, B. Ayyanna, alleged that scavengers who had been working under contract for the last 10 years, were not being paid salaries properly and sought steps to ensure payment of salaries to them. The AITUC district secretary, W. Ramu, demanded payment of minimum wages to scavengers and recognition as State Government employees.

Demand to suspended cook

NELLORE: The district unit of Dalit Vidyarthi Sena, has urged the administration to suspend the cook of backward classes hostel at Sullurpet, G. Mastanamma, for allegedly forcing an inmate, P. Suneeta, to undertake cooking, resulting in injuries to her, after hot porridge fell on her in the process of cooking. In a statement issued here on Tuesday, the Sena, demanded an enquiry and appropriate financial assistance to the injured girl.

Plea for scholarships

CUDDAPAH: SFI functionaries staged a dharna before the Collectorate on Tuesday demanding that the Government sanction the pending scholarships for SC, ST and BC students. The SFI district secretary, T. Sunil, demanded release of scholarships amounts and fee reimbursement to students.

Probe sought

NELLORE: Congress functionaries in Sangam mandal, have demanded a proper enquiry into alleged misuse of rice, under the food-for work scheme. They charged the Telugu Desam party leaders with bungling and wanted work-wise details, failing which they warned of agitation.

Plea to check obscene films

CUDDAPAH: The A.P. Mahila Samakhya members staged dharna in front of the Collectorate on Tuesday demanding that the officials initiate steps to curb screening of obscene films in cinema theatres in Cuddapah. The Samakhya general secretary, C. Basheerunnisa, and members, Bibi Jan, Easwaramma, Sireesha, Girija and Rama, decried the unbridled screening of obscene films in theatres, which were corrupting the minds of children and adolescents.

`Astavadhanam' performed

MADANAPALLE: `Astavadhanam' was performed by Gadepalle Sivaramaiah under the auspices of Madanapalle Writers' Association, recently. It programme was presided over by its president, M. Guraviah who acted as Sandhanakartha. P.T.Sarma (Nisidakshari), Pranathula Rameswara Sarma (Samasya), Lankapalle Reddeppa (Dattapadi), K.Balasubramanyam Pillai (Varnana), T. Siddiah (Purana Patanam), Annasagaram Chengal Rao (Prastuta prasamsa) V.K. Nagaraja (Gantanadam) and G. Gurunatham Pillai, Yeddula Sankaranarayana and Y. Shyamasundar (Aasuvu) acted as pritchakas.

Appointed

KARIMNAGAR: Ponnam Ashok Goud has been appointed Gouda Sangham district president by the Andhra Pradesh Gouda Sangham president, T Bala Goud, according to a press note.

Nominated

KARIMNAGAR: Gopu Linga Reddy, Reader in SRR degree college, Karimnagar, has been nominated as a member of the Andhra Pradesh State TV Film Awards Committee-2003 to select and recommend awards in order of merit relating to Telugu TV films produced and telecasted during the year 2003, according to an official release.

Transferred

KARIMNAGAR: The National Thermal Power Corporation,

Ramagundam general manager, S.N Banerjee, has been transferred to NTPC, Tanda.

According to official sources, the NTPC Tanda general manager, I.B Pandey, has been transferred to NTPC, Ramagundam. He will take charge soon. Mr Banerjee occupied the post of general manager at NTPC, Ramagundam in May 2003.

Essay contest

NALGONDA: `Lead India-2020' is organising a district-level essay writing competition for eighth, ninth and tenth class students on August 15 at the Nalgonda Public School in the district headquarters.

According to a press release by the Lead India's district coordinator, G.Jayapaul, two students from Government and private schools are eligible to participate in the competition. The topic is, "My Goal For My Development and My Contribution To Make India No.1 By 2020.''

For details students could contact Mr.Jayapaul at 08684-224784/ 552772.

Yagams to end poverty

TIRUPATI: The Vepanjeri Charities has planned to conduct "Sri Mahalakshmi Yagam and Maha Sudarshana Yagam'' at the ancient Lakshminarayana temple in Vepanjeri, 75 km from here for three days from August 13. The yagams are aimed at poverty eradication and for the welfare of humanity. The founder trustee, K.S. Sridhar, said devotees contributing more than Rs.500 would be given `Homa prasadam' at the end of the ritual.

Scavengers stage dharna

CUDDAPAH: Scavengers staged a dharna in front of the Collectorate here on Tuesday demanding grant of sanitation works to scavengers' societies by giving up the tender system. The Cuddapah Municipal and Panchayat Sanitary Workers' Union president, B. Ayyanna, alleged that scavengers who had been working under contract for the last 10 years, were not being paid salaries properly and sought steps to ensure payment of salaries to them. The AITUC district secretary, W. Ramu, demanded payment of minimum wages to scavengers and recognition as State Government employees.

Demand to suspend cook

NELLORE: The district unit of Dalit Vidyarthi Sena, has urged the administration to suspend the cook of backward classes hostel at Sullurpet, G. Mastanamma, for allegedly forcing an inmate, P. Suneeta, to undertake cooking, resulting in injuries to her, after hot porridge fell on her in the process of cooking. In a statement issued here on Tuesday, the Sena, demanded an enquiry and appropriate financial assistance to the injured girl.

Plea for scholarship

CUDDAPAH: SFI functionaries staged a dharna before the Collectorate on Tuesday demanding that the Government sanction the pending scholarships for SC, ST and BC students. The SFI district secretary, T. Sunil, demanded release of scholarships amounts and fee reimbursement to students.

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