Government to check crime against women says Home Minister M

first_imgAmaravati:The second day of the collectors conference has begun at Praja Vedika in Undavalli on Tuesday. Home Minister M Sucharita has said the government would recruit 4000 police personnel to strengthen the police department and added that the top priority will be given for protection of weaker sections, Minorities and vulnerable sections. She said the crime against women would be checked in the state and mobile teams will be set up in the state to check it. DGP Guatam Sawang has said the crime against women, cyber crime, road accidents are cause of concern in the state and utmost priority will be given to it. He said the state suffered infrastructure loss due to the bifurcation of the state and underlined the need to develop training facilities to the police personnel to meet the challenges. He said the cyber crime is increasing in some parts of the state and the department would equip to prevent it and meet the needs.last_img read more

UGC team inspects facilities in BRAU

first_imgSrikakulam: Officials of B R Ambedkar University (BRAU) were failed to answer clearly on the questions posed by five-member expert team members from the University Grants Commission (UGC), who came to inspect BRAU campus on Thursday for granting 12-B status. As part of two-day long visit, the UGC team members observed various departments at Science College and later they hold a meeting with VC, registrar and principal of varsity. The team consists of Muralidhar G Chandekar, R N Yadava, David Ambrose, Abhay Kumar and Satish Kumar posed questions to VC K Ramji, Registrar K Raghu Babu and principals and heads of various departments. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us They posed questions regarding on establishment of a cell to prevent sexual harassment against women, equal opportunities cell, skill development section, anti-ragging mechanism, separate toilets for transgender persons, lifts and slope floors at all colleges buildings for physically challenged people, placement cells, campus interviews, pass percentage and teachers’ profile. But for most of the questions, BRAU officials unable to provide answers. Arts, commerce, law colleges principal and dean, Gunta Tulasi Rao, university hostels warden, B Addayya and heads of the departments participated in the meeting.last_img read more

VMC moots use of rain gardens for stormwater management

first_imgVijayawada: To solve the water logging problem on the main roads and to enhance greenery, the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) is planning to build rain gardens along the main roads in the city. The VMC will take up plantation drive as part of the rain gardens, wherein one-and-half meters water harvesting pits will be constructed along the main roads in the city. The pits resemble the water harvesting pits, which are being made in the apartments. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us Addressing media here on Saturday, Municipal Commissioner V Prasanna Venkatesh said so far, there was no scope for seeping of rain waters into the ground due to construction of end-to-end roads. Most main roads in the city are built from one end to other end giving no scope for percolation of water into the soil in the rainy season, he said and pointed out percolation of water was very important to recharge the ground water. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Keeping in view of this, he said the civic body was planning to build pits and small structures made of sand, stones and other material with layers. “The rainwater will be used for growing of plants along the road,” Venkatesh said and added the civic body is contemplating to construct rain gardens along the main roads and the officials were working out on it. Advertise With Us Asked about how the civic body will deal with the small and narrow roads on water conservation, he replied that small water harvesting pits with mesh and layers will be built along small roads in the city. He said small pits will be built in the low-lying areas along the streets and roads so that the rainwater will percolate into the soil and added all these factors will help to recharge the ground waters. In view of the water scarcity problem being faced by the metros like Chennai and Bengaluru, he said the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation was making innovative plans for conservation of rainwater and proper utilisation of water resources by constructing rain gardens and small water harvesting pits. Stating that the city gets about 40 days rain in a year, he said but, most of the rainwater was flowing into small side drains and finally reaching to three canals and Budameru. Hence forth the rainwater will be utilised properly with construction of rain gardens and water harvesting pits, he averred.last_img read more

Muslim scholars strongly condemn dowry practice

first_imgYakutpura: Strongly condemning the evil practice of dowry, Ulemas and scholars asked the parents of bridegroom not to seek or accept or indirectly force the parents of bride to give dowry. They blamed this as the reason behind thousands of girls not getting married by worried parents throughout the city.While performing marriage of three underprivileged couples from Yakutpura, Madannapet and Karimnagar on Sunday, at an event organised and supported by Anjuman Falah-e-Muashira, some the scholars and elders termed the practice as nothing less than eating the meat of prohibited animals. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us The programme was attended by Moulana Gayas Ahmed Rashadi, president, Safa Baitul Maal, Ziauddin Nayyar of Tameer-e-Millat, Columnist, Abdul Hafeez Islami, Dr Mohammed Mushtaq Ali, president of Anjuman, Ismail Shareef, vice president, Mohammed Bin Sayeed, Treasurer, Mohiuddin, Faheemuddin and Asadullah Baig (Qazi who performed the marriages). Each of the couples were blessed along with items worth Rs 35,000, useful for starting their newly married life. Also Read – Parts of Hyderabad witness heavy rainfall Advertise With Us According to Mustaq Ali, with the objective of helping some economically weak families, time and again some of the well to do bridegroom’s families are approaching the organization ensure that some of the poor couples get married along with them at the same stage. Even though the Anjuman has been organizing the mass marriages for the past 26 years, Mushtaq Ali, president of Anjuman feels that the trend was set about eight years ago by a good Samaritan who helped in marriage of about 11 couples while undertaking austerity measures and reducing extravagant costs for his own family. Advertise With Us Some families believe that they would be rewarded by God if they help in the marriage of poor couple. More over some them help organise this event in their valimas. Prior to Ramzan a family of bridegroom helped in the marriage of three couples, where three bridegrooms shared the space with the main groom, said Mushtaq Ali. The Anjuman invites applications before the marriage season and after verification they decide a day on which these mass marriages could be conducted. Each of the couple would be provided household items worth Rs 35,000 which could help the couple start their new life. Those who cannot afford approach us and we help them get married without a hitch. These marriages are made simple and remain aloof from any practice of dowry. We only process those applications, where there is no such practice is involved, he added.last_img read more

Student found dead at BC hostel in Challapalli

first_imgVijayawada: The 8 -year-old boy, Dasari Aditya, was found murdered in the BC hostel bathroom in Challapalli village of Krishna district on Tuesday morning. |Aditya is the student of government school studying third standard. Both the school and the hostel are located on the same premises. The boy was found in the bathroom with deep wounds in the neck. The child was in sitting position and the body was resting to the wall in the bathroom. Challapalli police rushed to the spot and began investigation. Locals were shocked to see the child in the pool of blood with deep wounds in the neck.last_img

17 of Jammu and Kashmirs phone exchanges to be functional by

first_imgSrinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) On the 13th day of the clampdown in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into two union territories, the state government on Saturday said the restoration of telephone lines have started, with 17 exchanges to function from later in the day. “Restoration of communication in Jammu and Kashmir: 17 out of 96 telephone exchanges being made functional today. Half of them will be functioning by today night,” Jammu and Kashmir’s Department of Information and Public Relations tweeted. Also Read – Man held for slapping woman employee at Gurgaon toll plaza booth Advertise With Us Barring a few, all landline exchanges will be functional by Sunday, it said. On Friday, Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam said that restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir placed after the axing of Article 370 will be lifted in a phased manner from Friday night. He also said that all schools in the valley will reopen after the weekend while government offices started functioning from Friday with high attendance. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us Subrahmanyam said telecommunication links will be restored gradually, and that certain curbs became necessary on August 14 and 15 in view of belligerent statements from “across the border”. According to government sources, restrictions were gradually being eased while security forces have been asked to remain on high alert in the valley.last_img read more