Divi#39;s Labs set for big margin boost but valuations expensive, says MOFSL

The capital expenditure of Rs 2,800 crore incurred at its existing sites would cater to the pharma companys growth over the next 12-24 months, while the spend at the Kakinada unit would drive growth beyond FY25, the brokerage firm has said

Money Control 20 Mar 2023 2:28 pm

AP govt allocates over Rs 150 crore for 136 Garbage Transfer Stations

It is estimated that out of total quantity of water supplied to households, 80% is discharged as sewage. VIJAYAWADA: The State government is planning to establish 136 Garbage Transfer Stations (GTS) in 81 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) with a fund of Rs 156.95 crore at the cluster level, which will act as an intermediary point, where primary waste collected from households will be transferred and compacted. Dealing with the social infrastructure in the State, the Socio-Economic Survey 2022-23 reported that works on establishing 115 GTSs have been grounded with a cost of Rs 126.40 crores in 72 ULBs and the works of the remaining 21 GSTs in 14 ULBs will be grounded soon. With respect to Sewerage Treatment Plants (STPs), it said the total sewerage generated in the State stands at 1,503.20 MLD (Million Litres Per Day) in the 123 ULBs. A total of 46 STPs are functioning in 15 ULBs with a treatment capacity of 615.45 MLD while 58 STPs with a capacity to treat 428.18 MLD are under construction in 34 ULBs. The SES data reveals a proposal to construct 117 STPs and 117 NSTPs with a capacity of 670 MLD in 74 ULBs having below one lakh population under the Swaccha Bharat Mission 2.0. Five Faecal Sludge Treatment Plants (FSTPs) have been completed in Narsapur, Rajamp, Vinukonda, Mobbilli and Palamaneru while construction of FSTPs in 59 ULBs is under progress. At least 110 MLD of treated water is being used for industrial, plantation, groundwater recharge, street washing and other purposes. It is estimated that out of the total quantity of water supplied to households, 80% is discharged as sewage. About 1,503 MLD sewage is generated in the State every day. Waste Collection 6,890 tonne per day solid waste generation in 123 ULBs 43.75 L Households from where segregated waste from source is covered by Dec 2022 MODEL TOWNS Visakhapatnam, Kakinada and Tirupati are considered as model towns for the development of solid waste management. These three model towns have attained efficient solid waste management and are planning to attain 100% sewage management as well

The New Indian Express 20 Mar 2023 10:13 am

En route tograndmothers funeral, AP cop foils womans suicide bid

When passersby approached her and tried to ask if she was fine, she evaded the question and jumped off the bridge. KAKINADA : An alert armed reserve constable rescued a 20-year-old woman as she tried to end her life by jumping into the River Godavari from the Yanam-Yedurlanka Balayogi Bridge. While the incident took place on Friday evening, it came to light on Saturday after a video of the cops brave act went viral on social media platforms. The constable, attached with Konaseema district and identified as Angani China Veerababu, was on his way to I Polavaram to attend his grandmothers funeral. He had stopped on the bridge to buy flowers when he noticed the commotion. express illustration It was reported that the woman, a native of Mettakuru village, took the extreme step due to personal issues. According to police and eye-witnesses, the woman was seen anxiously loitering on the bridge. When passersby approached her and tried to ask if she was fine, she evaded the question and jumped off the bridge. One of the locals near the river bank immediately jumped into the river, but could not reach her due to the strong current. Veerababu took stock of the situation and ran down the bridge to save the woman. Even though she resisted the rescue and pleaded the constable to let her go, he managed to save her.The man who had earlier jumped into the river, too, helped the constable. Meanwhile, a mechanised boat was sent to bring them safely to the river bank. Later, the woman was handed over to I Polavaram police. Sub-inspector Ch Rajesh said she was counselled and reunited with her parents. Suicide Helpline for rescue OneLife: 78930-78930, Roshni, Hyderabad-based NGO: 040-66202000

The New Indian Express 19 Mar 2023 7:52 am

2 years on, Smart Kakinada sans CCTVs

Command & communication centre dysfunctional for 2.5 years due to pending bills of Rs 7 crore KAKINADA: Not one or two days, but for the last two and half years, hundreds of cameras, part of the Kakinada Smart City Command and Communication Centre have been dysfunctional. Reason pending bills to the tune of Rs 7 crore to the company maintaining the CCTV cameras and controls of the command centre. Sterlite company, which has a five-year contract, has dropped due to pending bills. Out of the 470 CCTV cameras installed in the Kakinada smart city in 2017, there are 350 cameras arranged and maintained by the Kakinada Smart City Corporation (KSCC), which directly works under Kakinada Municipal Corporation. District police department has also set up 120 cameras at the key centers in the city. As many as 20 cameras can pan, tilt and zoom 360 degrees, while the rest of the 100 cameras are fixed. For the past two and half years, 350 CCTV cameras arranged by KSCC have not been operational and even the 100 CCTV cameras of the police department have been shut for last one year.This has effectively put the Kakinada police at a disadvantage as they have no scope to keep vigil remotely over the city or collect video evidence in any case of crime. Unfortunately, all the cameras are connected to the command control room, which is located on the premises of Victoria Water Work. In fact, it was supposed to be used as a data center, disaster recovery center for network operation center, LoRa network, internet wifi network, CCTV surveillance system, smart street lighting system, smart poles, automatic vehicles location system, automatic number plate recognition, red light violation detector, facial recognition system, environment sensors with public display units, citizen help desk, IP based public address system, emergency call box, variable messaging display and smart parking and other important components in the part of smart city works. Ever since the command centre has been non-operational, the very smart functioning of Kakianda city has come to a pause. When KMC chief K Ramesh was contacted by TNIE, he said that the civic body has been looking for an alternative company to resume the services. Commissioner assures of speedy maintenance Speaking to TNIE, KMC Commissioner K Ramesh said that the maintenance agency had dropped owing to pending bills. Asked any measures are being taken to rectify the situation, he said they are looking for alternative company to resume the services. However, given the pending bills, the question is when will it happen.

The New Indian Express 18 Mar 2023 8:35 am

On cam: Coconut vendor brutally attacks cop in Andhra Pradeshs Kakinada

In a shocking incident from Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a coconut vendor brutally attacked an assistant motor vehicle inspector with a sickle. The coconut vendor also injured the driver of the vehicle. Both the injured have been admitted to the Govt General Hospital in Kakinada. The accused Durga Prasad was arrested.

The Times of India 17 Mar 2023 9:26 pm

Mentally Challenged Man Assaulted In Andhra Pradesh, Case Filed Against 3

In a tragic incident, a mentally challenged man in Tallur village of Andhra Pradesh's Kakinada district was brutally attacked and assaulted by three persons, said the police on Friday.

NDTV 17 Mar 2023 6:37 pm

Assistant motor vehicle inspector attacked in Andhra Pradesh's Kakinada

The driver of the vehicle was also injured in the attack. Both have been admitted to the Government general Hospital, Kakinada.

The Times of India 17 Mar 2023 2:42 pm

Andhra Pradesh: Coconut vendor allegedly attacks brake inspector in Kakinada - The Hans India

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Google News 17 Mar 2023 12:52 pm

Coconut vendor stabs Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector with knife in Kakinada

The victim has resorted to an attack for insisting to show documents pertaining to his van

The Hindu 17 Mar 2023 11:50 am

Pilot project on the anvil for heart patients

State govt is all set to implement a programme to provide medical services to heart patients during golden hour VIJAYAWADA: The State government is set to implement an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) programme to provide state-of-the-art medical services to people suffering from heart-related issues during golden hour. Lack of proper facilities at hospitals often leads to delay in investigating cardiac issues, further resulting in death. M Venkata Sundaraiah of G Konduru village in NTR district died while being shifted to a hospital in Vijayawada as the condition of his heart could not be assessed at hospitals near his village. According to official statistics, there are around 38 lakh people suffering from heart issues in the State and mortality rate among them is 32% per year. To prevent such deaths, the government is likely to enter into a pact with Chennai-based STEMI India by the end of March. The organisation has expanded its services in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Jharkhand. As a pilot project, the government will develop hospitals in Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Vijayawada, Guntur, Tirupati, Kurnool and Anantapur as hub centres, while area and district hospitals, besides teaching hospitals with no cath labs, will be developed as spoke centres. Under phase-one of the pilot project, the government will spend Rs 120 crore to set up cath labs at government teaching hospitals in Kurnool and Kakinada, while it will purchase ECG machines and injections used for thrombolysis in bulk for hospitals that will be developed as spokes. Principal secretary (health) MT Krishna Babu explained, We will run the pilot project for three to four months and extend it to the entire State with the help of private hospitals in Arogyasri network. Of the total, 91 hospitals have cath labs. The pilot project will begin within three months after commencement of training for doctors and para-medical staff. We have experienced cardiologists in the State and will start the programme even before an MoU with STEMI India is signed. Under the programme, physicians and paramedical staff at spoke centres will be trained in treating patients with cardiac issues by conducting ECG tests. Doctors at spoke centres will do the ECG test for patients who complain of heart problems and send the reports electronically to hub hospitals. After taking suggestions from the expert, doctors at spoke centres will proceed with thrombolysis as even a delay of half hour can damage the cardiac muscle by 50%. Following this, health personnel will have 24 hours to shift the patient for further investigation or surgery, if needed, increasing the chances to save the patient. Elaborating, Krishna Babu said, We are taking measures to save people from heart-related deaths by developing government hospitals to serve them during the golden hour. Injections for thrombolysis, costing over Rs 30,000 each, are also being procured in bulk at an estimated price of Rs 20,000 for spoke centres.

The New Indian Express 15 Mar 2023 7:46 am

How the Students Biennale in Kochi is helping art students across India

Art Seven curators of the Students Biennale scouted artists across government arts colleges in the country, aiming to give exposure to those who have little access to bigger avenues. Work of Ritwika Ganguly / Students' Biennale Perched between buildings, bewitching with their old-world quaintness, the KVN Arcade can be a blink-and-miss if you arent paying attention. A few feet away from the Synagogue in Kochis Jew Town, the charmingly faded exteriors give no clue of what it holds within. Except of course, the large notice announcing the Students Biennale exhibits, held as part of the Kochi Muziris Biennale. When the main venues of the Biennale the Aspinwall House, the Pepper House, and others in Fort Kochi opened later than they were supposed to last year, visitors who came for the big event began flocking to the smaller spaces in Mattancherry, where the Students Biennale had already begun. Afrah Shafiq, one of the seven curators of the Students Biennale, shares how the students many of them holding their first exhibitions with little prior exposure had conversations with visitors who engaged with their work, met gallery owners interested in showcasing it, and people wanting to commission it. For many young artists who have had little access to bigger events and exhibitions, the Students Biennale has become a place to explore and be found. Irony is when you are stung by a bout of unexpected nostalgia while watching the works of these young artists. The students, most of them in their late teens or early 20s, somehow go back and forth in time to dig out nuggets of the past and paste them on the walls of this beautiful building. In the first room of the KVN Arcade are faceless paintings of whole families, posing as if for a photograph the work of Shikha Soni, a visual artist from Gujarat doing her post-graduation in Delhis Shiv Nadar University. Work of Shikha Soni In the rooms inside, there are more pictures of family and home. Vihang Nagvekars First Supper with my Friends and Moods of my House could have been painted from any old family album, looking achingly familiar with its spotted mosaic floors and smudgy blue walls. The student from the Goa College of Art has recollected the randomness of everyday life a sari-clad woman looking thoughtfully at the utensils in her kitchen, a sleeping man sticking to a corner of the bed, a younger lad relaxing in a room with red-oxide floor and hardly any props. We have put together some artworks that go together conceptually, says another curator, Amshu Chukki. On a middle wall of the KVN Arcade is a long painting, stretching to both sides, showing every room of a house separately like on a building plan. Without human presence, it still lets you know how lived-in the space is, objects strewn across the rooms, as if they were freshly left behind. It figures the artist, Monika Srinavas, from the Chamarajendra Government College of Visual Arts College (CAVA) in Mysore, grew up in Bengaluru, spending most of her childhood days in construction sites. On a middle wall of the KVN Arcade in Kochi's Jew Town is a long painting, stretching to both sides, showing every room of a house separately. Without human presence it still tells you how lived-in the space is. Work of Monika Srinivas at Students Biennale #kochibiennale pic.twitter.com/UH23cz9pVT Cris (@cristweets) March 3, 2023 Art and artists from different worlds Just in those three rooms, we get artists from Gujarat, Goa, and Karnataka, and also see works from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Shillong. The Students' Biennale provides a common platform for art students from various parts of India to not only showcase their works, but also to interact with each other and artists from different parts of the world, says Premjish Achari, also a curator. Simeen Anjum, a Delhi-based student from Jamia Millia Islamia, pulled off a riveting project, working with young women of her age group to find safe spots for women to hang out in Kochi. The project, titled I know a spot, involves groups of women going on walks and identifying places they could simply spend time in, feeling safe and comfortable. Comfort can mean different things to different women. For some, it is a private space theyd rather not been seen at, maybe because they would otherwise have to explain it to people back home. For others, it could be an area where a lot of people are present, making them feel safe. Then again, there are places that seem safe when you go in a group, like an abandoned old railway station in Kochi that we went to as a group of 12, Simeen says. Simeen's 'I know a spot' project Her project, with its very presence, highlights the difference between how men and women navigate public spaces; how women need to find places they feel safe at simply to come together, while, in Simeens words, the whole world is there for men to go to. Another student, Sowmya T, from Bengalurus Ken School of Art, has sketched herself perched on cityscapes, almost endearingly free and indifferent to the chaos around her, with just ink and paper. Like Simeens or Sowmyas work addresses gender, Krishnamoorthys work touches on caste, and Eswarraros throws light on tribal communities. My work is based on the systematic oppression of people based on caste, on how certain communities are forced to do certain jobs such as manual scavenging or performing opari (Tamil term for funeral elegies). I have seen it in the place I lived in, in Tamil Nadu, says Krishnamoorthy, a student at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath. Another student, Eswarrao Keesarajodu, who comes from a rural and tribal background in Nowgoda of Andhra Pradesh, uses his experiences of encountering game animals during hunting as a theme for his works. He is a student of Andhra University in Visakhapatnam. Work ofEswarrao Keesarajodu Some students talk about very interesting ideas or concerns that stand out. Many of their works are rooted in their backgrounds. These voices are very important, Amshu says. In En Vallkai (My Life), a project by A Livinstan and V Sivagnanam of the College of Fine Arts in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, you see an artistic miniature of a brick kiln with hanging props. It is Livingstan's way of paying tribute to his mother who worked in a brick kiln, to look after her children while sacrificing her own dreams. His props represent the little artefacts she made from leftover clay, every day after work. Livingstan's model of brick kiln Selection process The selection process, Afrah says, began with the Biennale Foundation putting out an open call, inviting students to apply. They shared the list of applicants with the curators, as a pool to begin with. The focus was, we were told, to get students from government art colleges across the country, more than from private institutions. Many of these colleges are not in big cities, and the students from these colleges need not be on social media. So the initial open call did not get many applications, she says. Every curator was given a certain number of states to scout the talents from. Afrah worked on her own in Goa, Tamil Nadu, and Pondicherry, and collaborated with Amshu to find talents in Karnataka. They went on physical tours of the colleges, created Whatsapp Groups with final year students, explained how the Biennale works, and asked the students to apply. Even then, some students were at a disadvantage, not having email addresses or portfolios to send applications. Watch: Krisnamoorthy's art installation View this post on Instagram A post shared by KIMU (krishnamurthy) (@life_art_soul_) A lot of amazing work gets missed out on because many artists dont have access to things one assumes everyone has. After a month-long trip visiting colleges across different states, I found it difficult to come up with a shortlist. There is so much good work, Afrah says. Representation Another consideration was representation. It wasnt enough that they chose the best works, but that students across places, religions, castes, and genders got opportunities. We made sure we have diverse representations in terms of gender, marginalised background, and financial situation, Amshu adds. Raja Sekhar of Andhra University made his exhibit about the geotubes used in coastal protection. Coming from a coastal area in Kakinada of Andhra, he says his work is about the other side of the story, on how people living there have been affected by geotube technology. I collected materials from the shores and created an art installation, he says. Raja Sekhar's art work There are video installations too, like that of Lourdes Mary from New Delhi, engaging with themes of personal loss and memories. The footnote on the work explains how through a series of conversations that her father finds ridiculous, she tries to navigate his expectations of her, her hopes for the future and her anxiety about losing him, a thought that has plagued her since the death of her mother. Niranjana, another student of CAVA in Mysore, says he had to display his sketchbook slides on a video, because of the risk in displaying the fragile papers. After someone saw his work at the Biennale, he was offered a residency project in Kolkata, which is where he is now, he says. Opening up avenues In that sense, the Students Biennale has helped open up avenues for the 70 odd students who got selected for the exhibition. It is a question for many students at government arts colleges: what to do once they graduate. Most of them dont come from the kind of class background where they can afford to practise their own work even for a short while. They are first generation learners who have families depending on them to start earning as soon as they finish college. So they end up joining a commercial setup like a design or animation studio, Afrah says. Video installation ofLourdes Mary She had no answers to give when some of the students asked her how they could continue to make art and still survive. Such avenues, she says, are almost non-existent. They may get state-commissioned projects, like when the government builds a new statue and gives priority to art students in government colleges. But most of them stop making art after graduation and take up other jobs. That is what makes the Students Biennale very precious. Even here, it is only perhaps one student out of a hundred in a government college that gets the opportunity. But it still helps, especially when they come together with other students, from other parts of the country, when they meet senior artists and attend workshops. It builds friendships, it builds a sense of community, she adds. Also read:Meet Shantha Devi, a 65-year-old student artist featured at Kochi Muziris Biennale

The News Minute 3 Mar 2023 4:01 pm

Bangalore Shocker! Man kills Ex-Lover outside her office

Bangalore : After having suffered sudden end of a romantic relationship, a lover allegedly stabbed a woman to death on Tuesday, February 28, evening after she refused to marry him over their caste difference, police said. The accused was identified as Dinakar Banalam, a resident of Srikakulam, while the victim was named as Leela Pavithra Neelami of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh. Leela was employed by Omega Healthcare and resided in Bangalore, said the police. Dinakar Banala allegedly stabbed her many times after she allegedly rejected his marriage proposal because her family would not approve of their union because he belonged to a different caste. Since the girl is from a different caste than her family, they weren't prepared for the wedding. The guy stabbed her more than 15 times in front of her office after his marriage proposal was turned down. On Tuesday, the event happened about 7 p.m DCP Bheemashankar S. Guled stated. According to a preliminary inquiry, Dinakar and Leela started dating five years ago, the police reported. Due to the caste disparity, the latter's family was adamantly opposed to their marriage. Five years ago, Dinakar and Leela fell in love. Nevertheless, because Dinakar belonged to a different caste than Leela, Leela's family opposed their union. Dinakar was advised by Leela that her family did not approve of their union and that she would have to respect their decision. Dinakar became enraged by this and repeatedly attacked Leela outside her office said the DCP. The police arrived at the scene after learning of the information and detained the suspect. Further investigation is underway. Man raped domestic help multiple times, made her video viral ahead of her wedding 6-Year-old girl raped by a minor, reached home in a Bloody state 35-year-old Woman killed his 5-year-old daughter, after torturing her for 3 days

News Track 1 Mar 2023 4:21 pm

Man dies of heart attack while watching Avatar 2 in Andhra Pradesh

A man in Andhra Pradeshs Kakinada district died of a heart attack while watching Avatar 2.

India Today 17 Dec 2022 11:01 am

Money laundering during Covid: NRI Academy of Sciences raided by ED for collecting large amounts of money from patients and medical students

The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) conducted several search operations against some office bearers of the NRI Academy of Sciences for allegedly siphoning off huge money collected from Covid patients and medical students. The search operations were conducted in the ongoing investigation at various places in Vijayawada, Kakinada, Guntur and Hyderabad under the PMLA, 2002. ED Continue reading Money laundering during Covid: NRI Academy of Sciences raided by ED for collecting large amounts of money from patients and medical students The post Money laundering during Covid: NRI Academy of Sciences raided by ED for collecting large amounts of money from patients and medical students appeared first on OurVoice | WeRIndia - Analysis & Opinion .

Our Voice WeRIndia 8 Dec 2022 11:28 am