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EAMCET key released

HYDERABAD: The EAMCET-2007 Committee released the key here on Tuesday with one modification in the engineering stream. EAMCET-2007 Convener E. Saibaba Reddy said question no. 136 in chemistry paper had two valid answers. So students opting for choices 3 or 4 would get full marks.The key is available on www.eamcet2007.org. — Staff Reporter

25 lakh donated

TIRUMALA: Two NRI devotees — Ranjit and Ajit from Spain — on Tuesday donated Rs.25 lakh to the temple here. They handed over a cheque to G. Balaramaiah, Joint EO, and urged him to utilise the amount for the Nitya Annadanam and S.V. Pranadanam schemes. - Staff Reporter

TDP leader killed

KURNOOL: TDP leader Maddileti Reddy (37) was murdered near Uyyalawada in Kurnool district on Tuesday. Reddy who was going on a bike to his native village Kanala from Allagadda was waylaid and beaten to death. Following the murder, the victim's supporters raided five houses of the opponents and set them on fire. — Special Correspondent

Couple murdered

NARSARAOPET: Two elderly persons were allegedly murdered at Ikkuru village, near here, on Tuesday while they were returning home from a late night drama show. Thiruveedula Venkateswarlu (60) and his wife Prameela (55) were allegedly attacked by Venkateswarlu's brother's son, an eye-witness said. — Staff Reporter

Language panel report

HYDERABAD: A.B.K. Prasad, Chairman, Andhra Pradesh Official Language Commission, presented the organisation's annual report for 2006-07 to Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy before he left for the US-Singapore tour. It includes preparation of the Telugu version of the Constitution and a manual for Secretariat employees. — Special Correspondent

Lok Satta chief's tour

HYDERABAD: Lok Satta Party national coordinator Jayaprakash Narayan will undertake a four-day tour of West Godavari district from May 9 for conducting road shows and public meetings. — Special Correspondent

TRS stance flayed

ADILABAD: Karimnagar district spokesman of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) E. Shankar Reddyon Tuesday criticised Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) leaders for `sidetracking' from their main objective.

He criticised TRS chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao for planning to rejoin the UPA Government at Centre. — Staff Reporter

Move lauded

Sangareddy: Welcoming the process initiated by the Speaker K.R. Suresh Reddy on the Telanagana Rashtra Samithi's dissident legislators, former Minister T. Harish Rao alleged that pressure from the Government had slowed down the process. Addressing a press conference here the Siddipet Legislator wanted action on those legislators involved in human trafficking.

— Staff Reporter

One killed in accident

KADAPA: A 56-year-old man Thota Nagaiah was killed and five others were injured when an autorickshaw and a tipper collided near Saibaba temple on the outskirts of Mydukur town on Monday. Autorickshaw owner Nagamuni Reddy was rushed to Kurnool General Hospital with severe injuries while four others were treated in Mydukur primary health centre. Mydukur police registered a case. — Staff Reporter

Last date extended

KURNOOL: The last date for submitting application for the Professional Aptitude Council Test is extended to May 15. The examination will be conducted on May 27. Those who have completed graduation in 2006 and 2007 and those who will complete in 2008 are eligible for the test, according to a press note issued by Coordinator of Jawahar Knowledge Centre at Silver Jubilee College M. Sarat Babu. — Special Correspondent

APRJC test today

KURNOOL: AP Residential Junior College Common Entrance Test will be conducted at 11 places in the city on May 9, according to a press release issued by the District Education Officer.— Special Correspondent

Campaign for quota

ELURU: Members of the Movement for Peace and Justice (MPJ) launched a door-to-door campaign in the city on Tuesday demanding implementation of 12 per cent reservation for Muslim minorities in jobs and educational institutions.

Speaking on the occasion, MPJ city president Sadatullah and secretary Md. Siraj urged the Centre to ensure budgetary allocation for the Muslim minorities in proportion to their population and educational loans to their children. -Staff Reporter

Robbers' gang

busted

ELURU: The police busted a three-member gang of burglars at Nidadole on Tuesday and recovered booty worth Rs. 7 lakhs from them. Sixty sovereigns of gold and three motorcycles were recovered from their possession.

According to Kovvuru Sub-Divisional Police officer Y. Vijayakumar, the gang was responsible for several offences such as chain-snatching, burglaries and lifting of motorcycles reported at Nallajarla, Devarapalli, Jangareddygudem, Nidadavole and Vijayawada.

Consumers' plea to Railways

Kakinada: The Kakinada Consumers' Council, at its meeting here on Tuesday with P.S.R.K. Thimmaji Rao in the chair, has resolved to request the railway authorities to improve amenities at railway platforms to ensure comfortable travel of passengers.

It wants the Railways to provide escalators to avoid the ordeal of crossing over bridges for senior citizens, womenfolk and cardiac patients. -Correspondent

Mop-up pulse polio put off

Kakinada: The mop-up pulse polio programme, scheduled to be held on May 20, has been postponed to June, according to District Medical and Health Officer D. Jayaram. The exact date would be announced later, he said. -Correspondent

Drain to be desilted

Kakinada: Minister for Social Welfare Pilli Subhas Chandra Bose has said that the stormwater drain passing through the 41st division in the town will be desilted pressing into service the JCB by the month-end. Participating in the gram sabha as part of the Praja Patham here on Tuesday, he said the other drains and roads also would get a facelift before the onset of monsoon. - Correspondent

Assumes charge

VIZIANAGARAM: N. Krishna, Special Grade Collector (Land Acquisition, HPCL, Visakhapatnam) assumed charge as Project Officer of ITDA, Parvathipuram, around 11.30 pm on Monday. A couple of hours before his taking charge a fax message was received at the Collectorate appointing him PO. - Correspondent

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