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Hindu lad replicates Mecca mosque
The cherished dream of every Muslim is to visit Mecca at least once during his/her lifetime. But how many can afford to visit Kaaba, spending thousands of rupees? Here's an opportunity to see the `grand mosque' in all its grandeur and get an ...
Arts & Crafts

Masterpieces on display
Thirty artisans from different parts of the country have converged at the Super Bazar to display their ware at the Craft Mela 2004-05. Though they hail from different States, they are all members of the Hyderabad-based, Vishwakarma, a voluntary ...

Nativity is no issue
The former Chief Minister, Nedurumalli Janardhana Reddy, would have joined the Indian Army or would have become a news reader of All India Radio if not for the timely intervention of his uncle N. Balakrishna Reddy, who goaded him to complete his ...

Top Priority for unfinished agenda
M.V.V.S. Murthi more popularly known as `Gold Spot Murthi' is Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's trusted man in the district. Apart from being a successful industrialist he has been the member of the 10th and 13th Lok Sabhas and is trying his ...
From trade union to politics
Palla Simhachalam's selection for the Visakha-II segment raised many eyebrows within the TDP, since he was in and out of the active party work ever since he was denied the ticket last time. His selection this time impelled the urban district ...
`Bijli, sadak aur pani'
Kambampati Haribabu, the sitting BJP MLA from Visakhapatnam-I would have been teaching the concept of spread spectrum communication to his students in the AU College of Engineering, if the nationwide BJP movement in 1991 would not have stirred ...
The Congress patriarch
Politics is his passion and profession. He is regarded as the patriarch of the Congress in north Andhra and his political astuteness has earned him the sobriquet `Chanakya'. He is Dronamraju Satyanarayana, the former Member of Parliament and ...
Fighting for a cause
"I am not fighting an election, I am fighting for a cause," says Bharanikana Rama Rao the former urban district president of TDP and the current rebel candidate for the Visakhapatnam Parliamentary seat. Vexed with the party's attitude towards ...

Heroic deeds
THE HERO assures `he's there', but for what purpose, one fails to understand. This is not even an entertainer. It is the story of an orphan who lives by the sea and works at the port. His occupation is `shipyard contractor'. The ...

Metro cultural round-up
Vintage Visakha, a forum for the elderly and senior citizens, organised a special ''Eminent Mahila Puraskar'' function last week. It felicitated the managing trustee of the local chapter of Nomura Life Long Integrated Education Project, Naoka ...

Grapes, sherbet and more
This summer, cool yourself with grapes in a variety of ways

X-Ray award
Poet, K. Sudhera, has bagged the `X Ray' award of the X Ray Cultural Organisation for the third consecutive time this year. His poetic work `Old age home' was adjudged for the award. The award will be presented to him at a function to be held in ...
New body formed
Editors and publishers of various local periodicals met here on Monday and formed a new association christened 'Periodicals Association'. The association unanimously elected its new team of office-bearers. They are: president - Thota Prabhakar, ...
Light house to shine
The old light house near the VUDA Park will soon be another centre of attraction on the beach for children. The Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority has already initiated steps in their regard. A unique feature of the proposed project is the ...

Ropeway on trial
Kailasagiri is on the road to becoming one of the most favourite destinations of tourists not only from Andhra Pradesh but also those coming to the metro from different parts of India as also the world. The ropeway can well establish it as a major to urist destination in the country.

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