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Monday, September 18, 2017

Best of buddies charm viewers

Charming the viewers with their modelling skills and striking a perfect pose in front of the cameras that lined up to capture their smart moves, canines of different breeds marched forward at the MGM Ground to win prizes, taking part in the All Breed Open Show-2017. Featured for the first time by the Visakha Kennel Association (VKA), affiliated to Kennel Club of India, about 230 dogs showed up for the pageant despite light showers. The proud owners of Maltese, Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky, Labrador, Doberman, Pugs, Beagles, German Shepherds, Bull Terrier, Great Dane, Chihuahua and Golden Retriever exhibited their pets guarding them from getting wet. Despite the occasional spells, several dog lovers arrived at the ring to witness the spectacular show put up by a pack of cheerful and fiery canines. Children, who accompanied their parents, were seen pampering some of the puppies that enjoyed the warm touch. Based on the points the dog earns, pet owners said they came to know how their loved ones have been reared. "Shows such as these will help us improvise the training methods," said Charitha, a B.Sc graduate, who came to the show along with her Chihuahua pet named Coco. Those who could not participate in the show considered the platform a chance to enhance their contacts. "It is an opportunity for us to increase our contact list and share our concerns with others about bringing up our pets," said a young owner of six-month-old American Pit Bull Terrier. Association secretary K. Sree Krishna said the event was aimed at bringing various breeds together and providing a stage for pet owners to share training and grooming techniques with one another. He said that the top dogs were selected based on various parameters, including their health condition. The show was inaugurated by MLA and VKA president Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar. Tropies and titles Apart from the eight Best in Show, the canines were conferred the titles such as Best Puppy in Show, Best Dog Bred in India and Reserve Best Puppy in Show. The top canines returned home with trophies and some of them grabbed prizes worth ₹1 lakh for displaying exceptional skills.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

EAST COAST RAILWAY WALTAIR DIVISION COMMITTEE MEETING

As per the directives of the Ministry of Railways, on the subject of regular meeting with Members of Parliament through Divisional Committees on Division of Zonal Railways, Waltair Division of East Coast Railway organized Divisional Committee meeting on 15.09.2017. The Divisional Committee comprising of Hon’ble Members of Parliament including Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in Jurisdiction of Waltair Division. The Divisional Committee attended by Dr. Khambhampati Haribabu, Hon’MP(LS) , Visakhapatnam and Chairman of the Divisional Committee; Shri. Nekkanti Bhaskara Rao Hon’MP(RS)/ Odissa;; Shri Kinjarapu Ramamohan Naidu, Hon’ble MP, Srikakulam; Shri Dinesh Kasyap, Hon’MP(LS), Bastar, Shri. Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao, Hon’MP(LS), Anakapalle, Shri. Jina Hikaka, Hon’MP(LS), Koraput, General Manager, East Coast Railway Sri. Umesh Singh; DRM, Waltair Shri Mukul Saran Mathur; Principal Head of various Departments of East Coast Railway and Branch officers. Welcoming the gathering Genral Manager, ECoR Shri. Umesh Singh appraised performance of the Zone and various developmental activities that are being carried out and are in progress over the East Coast Railway. Later DRM Shri Mukul Saran Mathur presented Division’s performance and achievements. Hon’ble MPs discussed issues of amenities, trains, additional facilities etc. The Chairman of the Committee Dr. Khambhampati Haribabu, Hon’ble MP(LS), Visakhapatnam, appreciated the efforts made by the Railway administration for the developmental activities carried out, making the Visakhapatnam Swachch Station, progress in projects proposed in the last Railway budget viz Vistadome coach, Wagon POH work shop, augmentation of Diesel Loco shed, BOOT laundry etc commended the work done by Railways in providing the various facilities to its customers. Later he asked about status on Visakhapatnam-Varanasi train, additional Vistadome coach and running of special train between Visakhapatnam-Araku for tourists, status on Kharagpur-Visakhapatnam- Chennai 3rd Line, early completion of Rayagad-Raipur line and train etc. General Manager said that Visakhapatnam-Varanasi train has been sanctioned and awaiting for new rake to be provided by Railway Board, with the recent incidents railway given priority to replacement of rails with new one priority. Congratulating the Railway Officials for their efforts in fulfilling the demands, Shri. Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao, Hon’MP(LS), Anakapalle advised for reducing the journey time of AP AC express, additional 1 AC coach for Visakhapatnam-LTT (18519/20), status on third line from Tuni to Kottavalasa via Narsipatnam, Chodavaram, Madugula to have safe passage of train traffic during cyclones as present track is very nearer to sea shore; a Railway Recruitment Board at Visakhapatnam for Andhra Pradesh, occupancy of Double decker etc. In reply General Manager said that necessary steps will be taken and will be communicated to appropriate level. Shri K. Ramamohan Naidu demanded for early introduction of Visakhapatnam-Varanasi, a express or passenger train between Ichchapuram/ Srikakulam Road –Amaravati, redevelopment of station, wall paintings at station and railway premises, additional lift and FOBs at Srikakulam Road, speeding up of construction of LHS, raising platform heights in Naupada-Gunupur line, Halt for Visakhapatnam-Gunupur passenger at Harischandrapuram passenger halt. General Manager assured to look into the issue and communication. Thanking the railways for introduction of overnight train and hoping continuity , Shri Dinesh Kasyap, Hon’MP(LS), Bastar, demanded for direct connectivity to New Delhi from Jagdalpur, Retiring room at Jagdalpur, extension of Koraut- Rourkela express to Jagdalpur, increasing in platform height of Kirandul, Dantewada, Jagdalpur, Bacheli and construction of Road Over Bridge. In reply General Manager mentioned that the amenities will be provided as per the classification of stations, some developmental works are in progress which will be completed soon. Further, Shri. Jina Hikaka, Hon’MP(LS), Koraput urged for a connectivity to Samta express from Jagdalpur, Koraput, Rayagada region, new train connecting Rayagada, Koraput to Bhubaneswar, extension of Koraput-Sambalpur Passenger upto Jagdalpur, beautification of station premises at Tikri, Lakshmipur Road, Koraput, Rayagada railway station by wall painting reflecting local culture etc. General Manager assured necessary examination. Shri. Nekkanti Bhaskara Rao Hon’MP (RS)/ Odissa, appreciated for the introduction train between Visakhapatnam-Jagdalpur, demanded for more passenger amenities in KR line , early completion of Rayagada-Thruvali line project, improvement in railway stations Naupada-Gunupur Line etc. General Manager assured to look into all the matter discussed and urged for cooperation and support from the Public Representatives.DRM Shri Mathur also assured for examining the proposals made by the members of the committee and bring it to the notice at the appropriate level

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lt Gen Manoj K Unni DGAFMS visits ENC

Lt General Manoj K Unni PVSM, AVSM, VSM, PHS Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS) and Sr Colonel Commandant arrived at Visakhapatnam on a four-day visit to the Eastern Naval Command on Tuesday, 12 September 17. Lt General Manoj K Unni also chaired the 10th JCM Meeting of DGAFMS Council held at INHS Kalyani today, 13 September 17. Later, the DGAFMS called-on Vice Adm HCS Bisht, PVSM, AVSM, ADC Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC and interacted with all Medical Officers of the Command. Lt Gen Unni is scheduled to depart Visakhapatnam on Friday, 15 Sept 17.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Rally organised by Visakha Journalists Forum condemening murder of Gowri lankesh

Rally organised by Visakha Journalists Forum along with political parties against killing of Sr. Journalist Gowri Lankesh

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Refit programmes of Ships and Submarines and Infrastructure Buildup of Indian Navy reviewed

Indian Navys Mid Year Refit Review (MYRR) and Mid Year Infrastructure Review (MYIR) Conference was inaugurated at Headquarters, Eastern Naval Command on 11 September 17. The two-day conference is being chaired by Vice Admiral GS Pabby, AVSM, VSM, Chief of Materiel (CoM), MYRR reviews the progress of refits of ships and submarines and MYIR reviews progress of various infrastructure projects. The conference was attended by all the stake-holders representing the Naval Headquarters, three Naval Commands, the Tri-Services Command at Port Blair, Dockyards, Repair Yards and Material Organisations of the Navy. Delivering the keynote address during the inaugural session, Vice Admiral GS Pabby complimented contribution of all stakeholders in refitting the ships and submarines. The Conference also deliberated on some of the existing maintenance polices, refit schedules of ships and drew out a plan for infrastructure to support latest acquisitions of Indian Navy. Speaking at the concluding session of MYRR, Chief of Materiel emphasized on the continual improvements in synergizing the refitting and logistics functions for timely completion of refits and ensure availability of combat worthy platforms. Mid Year Infrastructure Review meeting held today reviewed the progress of various infrastructure projects of Indian

Monday, September 11, 2017

Mishap in a residential building in CBM Compound due to Short-Circuit

A part of residential bulding burnt due to short-circuit in street No.20 of CBM Compound.Electrical department linemen attended and got the fire under control.Fired fighters from goverment department reached the scene after the fire was controlled.They cleared the smoke and while departing sought money from the residents of that building.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Eastern Fleet Ships on Overseas Deploymentto East and South-East Asia

In pursuant of the Indias Act East Policy, two Indian Naval Ships proceeded on deployment to East and South-East Asia this year. INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt departed Visakhapatnam today to visit 12 ports in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Brunei and Russia. The two ships will be deployed for more than 3 months away from home port. During this deployment, the ships will participate in the International Fleet Review hosted by the Association of South East Asian Countries (ASEAN) at Thailand. They will visit Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia and Brunei to commemorate the 25th anniversary of India-ASEAN dialogue. The ships will also participate in the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise at Malaysia. At Russia, the ships will participate in the annual India-Russia bilateral exercise INDRA. This year, for the first time, Ex-INDRA will witness the joint participation of Army, Navy and Air Force of both countries, thus, a major milestone in the bilateral relations between the two countries. The Indian Navy routinely undertakes deployment of ships to friendly nations. The visit of Indian Naval Ships to East and South-East Asia underscores Indias peaceful presence and harmonious relations with the countries in the region. The deployment aims to strengthen existing bonds between India and the regional countries. Besides making port calls, the visit of ships will help in people-to-people interactions, meetings between Indian Naval delegations with local dignitaries, and naval exercises to share best practices at sea and enhance interoperability. India had made great strides in field of warship design and construction. INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt are both indigenously built warships. INS Satpura, synonymous with the formidable mountain range in Central India, is a multi-role stealth frigate and is commanded by Captain Rahul Shankar. INS Kadmatt, named after an island in the beautiful Lakshadweep chain, is an Anti-Submarine Corvette and is commanded by Commander Nithin Cariappa.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sri Lanka Navy Ships at Visakhapatnam for SLINEX-17

Sri Lankan Naval Ships Sayura and Sagara entered Visakhapatnam harbour today to participate in the fifth edition of SLINEX 2017, a bi-lateral Naval Exercise between India and Sri Lanka, from 07 to 14 September 2017. The exercise is being conducted in two phases, with the harbour phase from 07 to 10 September 17 at Visakhapatnam and the sea phase from 11 to 14 September 17 in the Bay of Bengal. Sri Lankan Naval Ships Sayura and Sagara are Indian built Off-shore Patrol Vessels. INS Gharial, an Amphibious Ship and INS Kora, a missile corvette and Chetak helicopter are participating from the Eastern Fleet. The exercise will commence with a Harbour Phase, during which, the participants will engage in professional, cultural and social interactions. The Harbour Phase will be followed by the Sea Phase, which will commence on 11 September. The Sea Phase will include complex operations including anti-piracy exercises, gun firings, cross-deck helicopter operations and anti-surface exercises. SLINEX series of bilateral maritime exercises were initiated in 2005 has over the years has helped both Navies in understanding each others procedures and enhanced inter-operability. The benefits of operational interactions under the aegis of SLINEX are clearly visible as both the Navies today have an improved and steadfast understanding. SLINEX 17 will further enhance the capability of the two navies to work together at sea and contribute towards maritime security in the region.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Cargo ship perilously poised at Vizag port

A Vietnamese general cargo ship MV Hai Duong 09 tilted in the EQ-5 berth in the Visakhapatnam Port on Wednesday after its iron logs were allegedly not loaded properly. Port sources say that the reason could be that the ballast tanks did not work properly. The ship tilted towards its starboard side and was seen resting on the berth. Luckily, no causality or injuries to either crew or the loaders have been reported. The Vizag Port management including port chairman M Tirumala Krishna Babu rushed to the spot and took stock of events and guided the staff to restore the balance of the ship. According to sources, a similar incident occurred in the port in 1996 and even then the ship was rescued.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

NCS Vizag bags Best in Academics Trophy

In a function organized as part of Teachers Day Celebrations, Best in Academics Trophy was awarded to Navy Children School (NCS), Visakhapatnam for outstanding performance in class X and XII Exams in the Academic year 2016-17 on 06 Sept 17. Dr Parul Kumar, Principal, NCS received the trophy on behalf of the school from Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, ENC. Constituted in the Academic year 2009-10, the trophy is awarded to the best performing school in X and XII Board exams among of thirteen CBSE affiliated schools under the aegis of the ENC including Sainik Schools, Korukonda and Bhubaneswar. Acknowledging the hard work and dedication of the teachers, Vice Adm Bisht said that the best investment that the nation makes in development of its human capital and nation building is that on the teachers. He emphasized that a teachers function is to be the torch bearer and pivot of any educational system. A teachers role has transformed into one that is all encompassing; an instructor, friend, role model, confidant, philosopher and guide. With the increasing trend of both parents working long hours coupled with nuclear families, the teachers is also entrusted with building strong moral character and providing emotional support to children. Further, he urged the teachers to develop and implement innovative ideas to handle stress among students.