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Major fire engulfs HC

Posted on 31-Aug-2009

Hyderabad, Aug 31st: A major fire engulfed the Andhra Pradesh High Court building early today, gutting a number of Judges' Chambers and the Library. The fire was detected around 0536hrs on the second floor of the Old High Court Building, also housing the Bar Council Office and the Library on the ground floor. The fire soon spread to the adjoining new High Court building through the bridge-way, setting afire a number of Judges' Chambers and even the Court Halls.

Thirteen fire engines were fighting the raging fire, even as the huge smoke billowed from the building, giving an eerie background to the ancient building. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy was one of the first to visit the site and directed for coordination in consultation with the Chief Justice of the High Court. State Law Minister M Venkataramana told media at the site that the Court Hall four and six were completely gutted along with a number of Chambers of Junior Judges and their conference halls.
Rajahmundry, Aug 31st: After facing shortage of water for raising crops due to deficit rainfall in kharif season, farmers are exposed to problem of pests and weeds, following high humidity. Agriculture authorities are taking up a special campaign to create awareness among farmers on how to tackle it ...

Hyderabad, Aug 31st: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will lay  foundation stone for the Rs.60 billion (Rs.6,000 crore) mega project to manufacture power plant equipment in Chittor district,Andhra Pradesh on Sept 6. The prime minister will arrive in the temple town of Tirupati on Sep 5. After an ov...

3 Excise officials held for bribe Posted on 01-Sep-2009
Hyderabad, Aug 31st: ACB officials caught red-handed Tenali Prohibition and Excise Constable Ch Srinivasa Rao while accepting a bribe of Rs one lakh on behalf of Tenali Assistant Prohibition and Excise Superintendent P Prabhakara Raju and Tenali Prohibition and Excise Superintendent N Chandramouleswa...

LIC to launch Jeevan Mangal Posted on 02-Sep-2009
Rajahmundry, Sep 1st: The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) will launch a new micro insurance plan called ‘Jeevan Mangal’ on September 2 to cater to the needs of the weaker sections. The LIC local branch senior divisional manager, Mr. P.S.R Koteswara Rao, announced this here on Tu...

50% MCA seats lie vacant Posted on 02-Sep-2009
Hyderabad, Sep 1st: Only 50 per cent of the seats have been filled in the MCA colleges after many students did not turn up for admission even after being allotted seats in the counseling. This has forced the MCA colleges to urge the government to take over their management quota seats and fill them u...

Material on eye donation released Posted on 02-Sep-2009
Kakinada, Sep 1st: East Godavari Collector Mr. Gopala Krishna Dwivedi on Tuesday released publicity material on eye donation costing Rs. 50,000 brought out by the District Blindness Control Society (DBCS) and Badam Balakrishna Eye Bank (BBEB).On the occasion, Mr. Dwivedi complimented BBEB for spreadi...

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