Archive for August, 2012

Around One Lakh Engineering Seats in AP to Go Vacant

Monday, August 20th, 2012

With more than 700 engineering colleges, Andhra Pradesh is top on the list for having the number of tech colleges in the country. With these many colleges the state is offering as many as 2.4 lakh convener quota seats for 2.07 lakh EAMCET qualified students. Even if every student who qualified in the entrance... »

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Hi-Tech Traffic Signal System is Coming Soon in the City

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Under the name of the project Hyderabad Traffic Integrated management System (HTRIMS), Hyderabad city is going to have a hi-tech traffic signal system, which is expected to ease the traffic congestion in the city. According to the sources Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) won the tender for the project worth Rs. 66.5 crore in the... »

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Three Road-Under-Bridges in Next Two Years

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) announced on Saturday that the city is going to have three road-under-bridges at Safilguda, Vajpayee Nagar and Anand Bagh in the next two years to ease traffic congestion in these areas. According to the sources the roads and buildings department had already taken permission from the government and... »

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Sewerage Treatment Plants Must for Healthcare Establishments: APPCB

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) has recently announced that all the healthcare establishments in the state, having 100 or more beds should maintain a sewerage treatment plant (STP) on their premises without fail. According to the sources, APPCB has taken this decision during the board’s bio-medical technical committee meeting held late on... »

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Decision Finalised on Engineering Seats Fee Reimbursement

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

After the Supreme Court’s order to hike the tuition fee, the state government came up with two options to reduce its fee reimbursement burden. Of them, it has now decided to stick to the first one which says, from this academic year, the government will reimburse only up to Rs 31,200 towards the tuition... »

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Vehicle Owners with Fancy Number Plates Will be Fined Heavily: City Police

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

The city police is planning to launch a special drive in the city against the vehicle owners with fancy number plates. The vehicles whose number plates are not in accordance with the prescribed format and those which are tampered to avoid detection by the traffic police will be targeted in this drive. Vehicle owners... »

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Criminal Cases Will be Booked on Fake Bus Pass Holders: APSRTC

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

The fake bus pass racket which was busted earlier this July. This racket was found to be operational since a year, and despite giving warnings it is still continuing. In the surprise checks conducted this week, APSRTC officials found 290 fake bus passes in the city limits. Taking this seriously the APSRTC officials warned... »

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GHMC Appointed as the New Authority to Collect Professional Tax

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

The Andhra Pradesh state government has given permission to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to take charge of collecting professional tax within the city limits. According to the sources, till now, the collection of professional tax was being done by the Commercial Taxes Department. But as per the new orders, GHMC will take that... »

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Private Colleges told to Follow Government Orders

Friday, August 10th, 2012

All the colleges under JNTU Hyderabad, Kakinada and Ananthapur are to be brought under the purview of the new ordinance. The ordinances amend the AP Education Act, 1982 and the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological Universities (JNTUs) Act -2008. They give the government and its vigilance and enforcement agencies powers over inspection and affiliation process of... »

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Health Officials find Food Shops in Dismal State

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Health officials from GHMC raided several food shops as a matter of checking the quality of the foodstuff stored thereof. To their dismay, food to be sold has been found in a precarious state- stored in refrigerators in conditions that is detrimental to the health of consumers. Raw and cooked food was found stored... »

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