November 2004

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Workshop for Doctors

November 2, 2004

A three day workshop 'Disability prevention and Rehabilitation' was inaugurated by the District Collector, N Nageswara Rao at the TB Hospital on Tuesday. The workshop is held under the auspices of World Health Organization is meant to train 20 selected doctors in the district.

NIMS Medical Superintendent V.Subbarao speaking on the occasion said that eighty percent of physically challenged persons were from rural areas. Doctor working in rural areas are selected for this work shop, he pointed out.

Blast in the heart of Srikakulam town

November 4, 2004

Several persons were feared trapped under the debris when three concrete buildings collapsed after an explosion through one of the houses in the buildings where explosive material meant for manufacture of firecrackers was stored. The incident occurred in the busy china bazaar in the morning. Nearly 15 persons could have been trapped in the debris and however four bodies were retrieved.

Thirteen others who injured were shifted to the hospital immediately. The District Collector, N.Nageswara Rao rushed to the spot and he said the search is going on.

Srikakulam cracker blast toll takes to 12

November 5, 2004

One more person died in a cracker blast on Friday in Srikakulam. This explosion takes the toll in explosion in a house to 12. Another explosion occurred, when a lorry carrying the crackers took out from the debris for defusing on the bank of Nagavali River.

The truck burst into flames leaving five persons including two police constables injured. One of the injured died in the hospital. A panic situation prevailed in the city again. Thirteen persons were injured in the explosion that took place in the house where crackers were being manufactured without licence. Five injured persons were sent to KGH at Visakhapatnam for better treatment.

The Home Minister K Jana Reddy along with the Revenue Minister visited the site of the blast and called on the injured in the hospital and announced financial assistance of Rs.1 lakh each to the kith and kin of the dead Rs.25, 000 for the injured.

Speaking with the media, the Home Minister announced the suspension of the MRO and the Sub Inspector of Police concerned for gross negligence of duty. An enquiry had been ordered into the incident and officials found responsible will be punished, he said.

Karanam Sridhar gets Doctorate in Organic Chemistry

November 6, 2004

Karanam Sridhar who is working as Senior Research Scholar at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam has been recently given the Honorary Doctorate for his study on the effect of Carbon chemicals on salt sea plants and their biological activities. His research paper won acclaim in many national and international forums.

Karanam Sridhar who belongs to Palakonda of Srikakulam district did his research under the guidance of Prof. ASR Anjaneyulu and Prof. YLN Murthy.

Police arrests 26 for unauthorized storage of explosive materials in Srikakulam

November 6, 2004

The police, following the Thursday blast in Srikakulam had arrested 26 persons for unauthorized storage of explosive material on Saturday. The police raided 54 shops and godowns of explosives and arrested 26 dealers. Three others are absconding. Out of t54 shops raided, only eight had licence. The unauthorized dealers were possessing ammonium nitrate, sulfur and other cracker material.

At Narasannapeta near Srikakulam, 37 detonators, 75 bundles of fuse wire and 50 kgs of highly explosive fitter salt were seized in the raids.

Madhusudhana Rao elected Tekkali Press Club President

November 7, 2004

Mr. Kotha Madhusudhana Rao was elected as the President of the Tekkali Press Club. The elections for this were held on Sunday. Pedada Suryanarayana is the Vice-President and Itham Murali is Secretary.

One arrested in Chinna Bazar blasts – Expert committee continues investigation

November 8, 2004

The Srikakulam Two-Town Police have arrested Polisetti Bapiraju – one of the prime accused in the recent blasts that rocked the district’s prime center - Chinna Bazar. The brother of Bapiraju – Sooraj – could also be taken into custody in a day or two.

Meanwhile, an expert team from Hyderabad led by U Rammohan Rao is conducting its investigation at the blast site. Speaking with the press, Rammohan Rao confirmed that the fuse wires are used for work with detonators only.

Police on the other hand are conducting raids in various parts of the district in order to avoid any more blasts of this nature. The District Administration has asked the public not to store crackers / raw materials illegally. The police asked the public to contact Crime Stopper Cell at phone number 1090 if they find any crackers / explosive materials in residential areas.

Another bomb blast in Srikakulam

November 9, 2004

Another blast occurred in Ponduru in Srikakulam district as explosion of material meant for manufacture of firecrackers. The blast took place in abandoned police quarters in Ponduru 25 kms from Srikakulam causing injuries to eight persons on Monday evening.

Seven persons were injured with minor injurious while one girl had a severe injuries in the incident. She was rushed to Visakhapatnam and her condition was stated to be serious.

District Kho-Kho Team for State Level Meet announced

November 22, 2004

The District Kho-Kho Team to play in the State Level Womens Kho-Kho Meet to be held at Uppal in Ranga Reddy District from November 26-28, 2004 has been finalized. The Official District team was announced by the District Sports Development Officer Neelamsetti Appanna.

The team members needs to report to the DSDO on 24th November 2004 at the regional Kodi Ramammurthy Stadium.

Project Office seized

November 23, 2004

The site office of the SKANSKA, which has been executing the golden quadrilateral works between Palasa and Ichapuram in Srikakulam district, was seized by the MRO of Kanchili on Monday. The project site office with diesel pump set and stone crusher was located in Jalatarakota in Kanchili mandal.

The seizure was affected as the company had not obtained the required permission. It is learnt that the MRO had already lodged a complaint with the police and was sending a detailed reports to the District Collector.

Road accident claims four

November 26, 2004

Four persons died on the spot and another 12 others sustained serious injurious when the speeding trekker in which they were traveling lost control, hit a roadside rock and turned turtle twice before crashing on the National Highway on Friday morning. One of the correspondent of a Telugu daily was one among the dead.


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