May 2004

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Itchapuram police rescues 8 labourers

May 15, 2004

Eight persons from Srikakulam district forced to work in Rajasthan for making railway sleepers have been freed by the Itchapuram police. The police said two brokers from Orissa allegedly lured 10 youth from Edupuram in Itchapuram mandal offering employment in Mumbai and free lodge and boarding.

However, they were taken to a private engineering company at Kambapu in Chitorgah district of Rajastan. The two youths managed to escaped and reported the matter to the Ichhapuram police and the police went there got the laborers released and made the management pay the wages due to them.

Current cut in four mandals of Srikakulam

Four mandals of Srikakulam spent their day and night without power. The power cut effected the people of Sompeta and surrounding mandals from Saturday 4 PM to Sunday 2 PM and again after a one hour break till the next day. Authorities at the Electricity board attribute failure of some lines and said to restore the same at the earliest.

National Award for Srikakulam dancers

May 16, 2004

Classical dancers from Srikakulam who participated in the National level competitions at Chilakaluripeta between May 12-15 won awards.

Kaasi Visweswara Swamy idol installation on May 21

May 17, 2004

The installation of the idol of the Lord at Kaasi Visweswara Swamy at the newly constructed temple in Laveru of Venkatapuram mandal will be held on May 21, 2004. The Temple is constructed at a cost of Rs. 5 Lakhs. Funds and support from former MP from Bobbili Botsa Sattibabu helped the construction of a CC road to the temple – the temple committee representative said

Constable Recruitment from May 24th

May 18, 2004

The recruitment process of constables, which has been put off, owing to elections, will again be taken up from May 24th according to the SP Y.Nagi Reddy and the necessary tests will be held for eight days at the Armed Reserve Grounds at Etcherla.On May 24th, all women candidates must appear at the AR grounds. All candidates must reach the grounds by 6.30am with the necessary papers.

Lakshmi Prasad expressed happiness at the win of Kondru Murali Mohan

May 19, 2004

Etcherla Mandal Party Incharge and DCC Secretary Kommanapalli Lakshmi Prasad expressed happiness at the win of Kondru Murali Mohan in the recent Assembly elections from Etcherla. He said that electing Murali Mohan showed that the people in the region recognized the need of youth to take the region forward.

Three killed in Tata Sumo - RTC Bus accident

May 20, 2004 Two persons died and three others injured when the TATA Sumo in which they were travelling, hit an RTC bus near Pydi Bheemavaram Junction in Srikakulam district on Wednesday.

According to police, five persons of Vikas Educational Society, Visakhapatnam were on their way to Srikakulam on some promotional work. While, Y Jaya Ramudu, a lecturer from Vikas Junior College died on the spot, the Sumo driver succumbed to injuries while being shifted to hospital.

Three others including P Ramana, N Satyanarayana are undergoing treatment at a Srikakulam hospital. JR Puram police are investigating.

Scorching heat waves struck Srikakulam

May 21, 2004

Srikakulam and its surrounding regions are experiencing high temperatures as the summer season was at its best. Palakonda reported 45 degrees centigrade – the highest recorded temperate this year.

Meanwhile, one person was reported dead unable to bear the heat at Chatrapur (Ganjam). Parlakimidi reported 43.5 degrees centigrade. With the sun at its high, prices of cooling agents like coconut water and packaged water packets were at its high.

Srikakulam Congress leaders expresses happiness

May 22, 2004

With the selection of Dharmana Prasada Rao into the Cabinet by the YS Rajasekhar Reddy, the regional Congress leaders expressed happiness. MPP K Balakrishna Rao, ZPTC K Dhararao, Surpanch Yerra Chakravarthi and others released a press statement expressing their happiness

Chakradhar Cricket Cup concludes

May 23, 2004

The R Belgaum Team emerged as the winner in the prestigious Chakradhar Cricket Cup beating the Itchapuram team. The cricket series is going in Sompeta for over 20 days. CI M Deva Prasad presided as the Chief Guest and gave away the prizes.

Decoits create panic in Ranasthalam

May 24, 2004

Decoits looted the house of a poultry farm owner at the Costha mandal of Ranasthalam and took away gold and cash from their house. They tied the two hands of Appalanaidu and his wife who usually stay at the farm. Gold of two tulas and cash of near Rs. 4500 was taken away by them. The Clues Team of the Police Department began collecting clues and is investigating the matter.

Srikakulam Annual Plan released

May 29, 2004

The annual credit plan for 2004-05 intends to bring additional 15,000 farmers under the former credit system in Srikakulam district. Of the total credit plan of Rs.469.44 crores, the crop loan component is estimated at Rs.186.08 crores.

Srikakulam Lok Adalat solves 3 cases

May 31, 2004

The Lok Adalat held at the Srikakulam District Court premises solved 2 motor accident cases and a criminal case. This was stated by Lok Adalat convener PV Ramana Rayulu.


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