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APCO registers record sales
Weavers’ corporative generates a revenue of Rs.1.5 crore

Building collapse at Daba Gardens claims 2
18 injured; Rescue operations initiated; Minister promises support

Two software employees drowned in Vizag beach
Two local youth who went for rescue missing

Recruitment rally for the posts of group (x) technical trades
Indian Air Force recruitments

APCO Fabrics Designer Collection showroom inaugurated
APSCO registers turnover of Rs. 138 crore

Distribution of ration cards from December 1
Applications for fresh cards to be accepted up to end of this month

Employee strike hits official machinery
Most Government offices including Collectorate looked deserted

Nationwide strike on Tuesday
NGOs and Teachers squat at Collectorate and Mandal offices to highlight their demands

The Hindu - Eenadu Lifestyle Show at AU College Grounds
Show to feature wide range of products on display

Photo and Stamp Exhibitions and pledges mark Mahatma Birth Anniversary
City reminds itself of teachings of Mahatma Gandhi

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Visakhapatnam News for January 2006

January 1, 2006: Management Information System launched at VSP Marketing Department
VSP Marketing Department Library gets MIS

January 1, 2006: Vidyut Adalats on January 2 on Zone II
Consumer grievances related to Electricity Department to be solved

January 1, 2006: Hindustan Ship Yard privatization opposed
CITU District Committee against privatization of Hindustan Ship Yard

January 2, 2006: Research scholars to attend Yoga Workshop
4-day Yoga Conference by IHSS and Andhra University

January 2, 2006: Visakha Utsav now a five day event
Visakha Utsav - the Festival of Vizag will now be a five day program

January 3, 2006: Maoists bid attack on SP Camp Office
Five persons suspected to be members of the CPI(Maoist) made a vain bid to attack the camp office of the Superintendent of Police VV Srinivasa Rao on Monday night.

January 3, 2006: Revenue employees plan agitation
The Andhra Pradesh Revenue Services Association has chalked out an agitation plan and if necessary, in a strike from the midnight of February 7 to press its demands

January 3, 2006: Andhra University Alumni Meet
The Andhra University Alumni Association will be hosting a convention of the alumni of all batches at Guntur on February 26.

January 4, 2006: Braille Anniversary Observed
Lions Club of Visakhapatnam observes birth anniversary of Louis Braille

January 4, 2006: Armed men loots three houses
Rs. 6 Lakhs and a Maruti Car Looted

January 4, 2006: Chalo Andhra University by PDSU
PDSU opposes four-year degree program

January 4, 2006: Chennai Super Fast Express extends to Bhubaneswar
Chennai Weekly Super Fast Express now extended up to Bhubaneswar

January 4, 2006: Andhra Bank introduces Credit Card for Rail reservations
Andhra Bank introduces Credit Card Machines at Railways

January 5, 2006: PDSU submits memo to Vice Chancellor
PDSU conducts rally - Submits memorandum to Vice Chancellor

January 5, 2006: Smuggling on raise at Bailapudi
Smuggling on raise in the area

January 6, 2006: Award for US Parapsychologist
University Vice Chancellor presents award to Edwin C May

January 6, 2006: Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation gears up with Road works
Road Development works to a tune of Rs.11.44 crores taken up

January 6, 2006: National Productivity Council visits Steel Plant
The team will discuss with Senior Management Team at the Steel Plant

January 7, 2006: Cell phone shop burgled
Burglers take away 154 new and 6 old cell phones

January 7, 2006: Industrial Policy hailed
FAPI hails new Industrial Policy by the YSR Government

January 7, 2006: Career awareness drive
A career awareness and recruitment drive (CARD) will be conducted on Andhra University campus on January 21 and 22.

January 7, 2006: CM takes initiative for Gas pipeline
Visakhapatnam added in the list Phase I list of gas through pipelines

January 7, 2006: All set for Visakha Utsav
Visakha Utsav, the festival of Vizag, begins on January 8

January 8, 2006: Bike Race conducted
First Ever Bike Race in the City held

January 8, 2006: Trekking Expedition
Seshachalam Trekking Expedition 2006 to be conducted

January 8, 2006: Visakha Utsav begins with pomp
Colorful Inauguration at Beach Road

January 9, 2006: Visakha Utsav at Bhimili
Visakha Utsav comes to Bhimili

January 9, 2006: Railway Employees for All India Strike
Railway Employee Unions gets ready for strike

January 10, 2006: ING Vysya opens its 100th ATM
The ATM is the third of the bank in Visakhapatnam

January 10, 2006: New Guidelines for Blood banks
Blood banks need to provide blood for certain patients free of cost

January 11, 2006: Police Commissioner issued directives to Internet centres
Notification released with guidelines for Internet cafe operations

January 11, 2006: Immovable properties of VR Chits attached
CID enters into the scene

January 12, 2006: Visakha Utsav ends
Five-day Visakha Utsav comes to a grand end

January 12, 2006: Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Executive gets award
Steel Plant Manager wins Young Manager Award

January 12, 2006: Vivekananda Jayanti observed
Birth Anniversary of the Indian Spiritual Guru observed

January 12, 2006: Key posts in Municipalities to be filled up soon
Surplus staff likely to be shifted to other municipalities

January 13, 2006: Tyagaraja Aradhanotsavams from January 18
Over 630 musicians to participate in the program

January 15, 2006: Andhra Bank Staff strike against Public Issue
Bank Union opposes going for Public Issue

January 15, 2006: Central Government Employees strike from March 1
Government Employees keen on VI Central Pay Commission

January 15, 2006: Kite Festival in the city
Kits colors the sky as a part of Kite Festival

January 16, 2006: Praja Spandana for Railway Zone
Praja Spandana asks for UPA Government involvement

January 16, 2006: NABARD Leadership Program for Farmers
Representatives of 28 Farmers Clubs participates in the program

January 16, 2006: Bypoll notification on January 23
Dates for By-Elections for Visakha I released

January 17, 2006: Indrasena Reddy says BJP can win in Visakha I by poll
Party functionaries gets nod to start campaign

January 18, 2006: MRPS calls for massive participation
MRPS terms its protests - Kurukshetram

January 18, 2006: APSRTC to collect user charges
User Charges for those travelling on National Highways

January 18, 2006: Rocket like projectile creates panic
16-year old girl looses her limb in the incident

January 19, 2006: World Peace Day on January 21
Prajapita Brahmakumaris Eswariya Viswavidylaya celebrates 70 years of its spiritual services

January 19, 2006: BSNL Customer Meet
Customer Meet planned as per Synchronization Plan 2006

January 19, 2006: Doorstep Banking on the way
Doorstep Banking is believed not to be too far

January 20, 2006: BSNL launches Excel Anant
New product expected to increase BSNL Market Share

January 20, 2006: Seshagiri Babu is new Secretary of VUDA
Seshagiri Babu is new Secretary of VUDA

January 20, 2006: Campaign to promote tourist places
Vizag now has a row of tourism projects

January 21, 2006: ESI scheme extended
More categories to come under ESI

January 22, 2006: Helmet rule to be enforced soon
Like Hyderabadis, Vizagites too have to compulsarily wear Helmets soon

January 22, 2006: Pinnacle to begin from Monday
Three-day Annual Management Meet Pinnacle from Monday

January 22, 2006: TDP to field Rehman for Visakha I by poll
Telugu Desam Party announces Rehman to be its candidate for Visakha I

January 22, 2006: Joint Action Committee to intensify agitation
HSL Employees to agitate

January 22, 2006: BMS asks for raise in Income Tax ceiling
BMS asking for exemption for those earning less than Rs.2 lakhs

January 22, 2006: NRI Doctor couple to setup Medical college
College likely to be set up at Bheemunipatnam

January 22, 2006: PM Trophy Team Panel visits VSP
The Trophy also carries Rs. 1 Crore cash award

January 22, 2006: Visakha I By-poll rescheduled
Visakha I Assembly Election on February 19

January 22, 2006: Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh Annual General Body Meeting
Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh Annual General Body Meeting held

January 23, 2006: INTACH invites entries for Awards
Awards to be presented on World Heritage Day

January 23, 2006: BSNL announces concession to Internet subscribers
Special pricing for existing Internet subscribers taking new connection from BSNL

January 23, 2006: Presidential Fleet Review on schedule
Visakhapatnam gets ready for Presidential Fleet Review

January 23, 2006: BJP candidate for Visakha I Elections
Sagi Kasi Viswanatha Raju is BJP candidate for Visakha I Elections

January 24, 2006: Three Submarine detectors caught in fishermen net
No explosives inside!!

January 24, 2006: PM Trophy Team inspects VSP
Panel pleased with processes at Visakhapatnam Steel Plant

January 25, 2006: Republic Day offer by Big Bazzar
New offers at the Super Market up for grab this Indian Republic Day

January 25, 2006: Hi tech medicare system inaugurated
Visakhapatnam Steel General Hospital gets Swasth

January 25, 2006: Jindal Plant and MoU signed with Government
Alumina refinery and aluminimum smelter to come near Sabbavaram

January 26, 2006: Seminar on Philosophy held
Foundation course on Philosophy at all levels of education needed

January 26, 2006: Foreign Direct Investment opposed
Against increase in FDI limit

January 26, 2006: Shout and Load is the new slogan of RTC
APSRTC earned a record Rs. 13.29 Crores in a single day operation recently

January 26, 2006: DCA raids Medical shops in the city
Some Medical Shops are belived to be giving fictious medical bills

January 26, 2006: Land acquired for Polavaram canal
Indira Sagar (Polavaram) Left Bank Canal works as per schedule

January 27, 2006: Count down for Presidents Fleet Review
Navy Machines comes to Vizag

January 27, 2006: Fellowship for Dr Phanender
Fellowship in HIV Medicine presented to Phanender

January 27, 2006: Rehman files nomination papers for by election
TDP gets ready for Visakha I Elections

January 27, 2006: Anil Singhal posted as Visakhapatnam District Collector
Posting of Mr. Prakash to be decided by CM shortly

January 28, 2006: New Customer Care numbers from BSNL
New numbering scheme in line with National Numbering Scheme

January 28, 2006: Singhal takes charge as Visakhapatnam District Collector
Collector takes charge at Airport itself!!

January 29, 2006: New Telephone numbers for Electricity Call Centre
New Telephone numbers for Electricity Call Centre

January 29, 2006: Congress gets support of Visakha Muslim Forum
Dronamraju Srinivasa Rao speaks at Muslim Forum meeting

January 29, 2006: City Congress happy as TSR makes way into Union Ministry
TSR gets into Union Minister yet again

January 30, 2006: Income Tax Department holds seminar on TDS and TCS
Seminar attended by both public and private sectors

January 30, 2006: 11 files nominations for Visakhapatnam I by-elections
Total number of contestants for Visakhapatnam I By-elections now 17

January 31, 2006: Buddha Books Exhibition at Ashok Book Centre
Books from leading publications put up

January 31, 2006: Election observer scrutinizes Visakha I Assembly Nominations
All 17 nominations filed for Visakha I Assembly Elections found to ok

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