A division bench comprising Justice V.V.S. Rao and Justice G. Krishna Mohan Reddy of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Saturday directed the Karimnagar district collector to convene a public hearing on the 500 MW gas-based combined cycle power plant in Guggilla village of Bajjanki mandal of the district by March 3. The bench passed the interim order while dealing with a plea by M/s Elgen (India) Ltd., urging the court to declare as illegal the delay in conducting the public hearing despite issuing a notification on Janaury 23, 2012.

The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board has directed 97 healthcare establishments with over 100-beds capacity to submit bank guarantee within a week, assuring that they would conform to Biomedic

The Chief Minister, Mr N.

A fact-finding team representing a collective of 40 farmers' organisations, Raitu Swarajya Vedika, has found an alarming rise in the number of suicides by farmers — as many as 90 in the last month

Frenzied quarrying destroys livelihoods and environment in Karimnagar.

Oct. 7: Illegal sand quarrying is rampant in the district as the administration has failed to finalise the tender process for quarries for the last three months.

Warangal, Sept. 14: About 100 tribals people fell ill after drinking contaminated water in Kommarigudem thanda in Wardhanapet mandal on Tuesday.

While 50 people were treated at Wardhanapet civil hospital, including 25 who have been given intravenous liquid, the rest were treated at a special medical camp at Inovolu primary health centre.

District medical and health officer V.

Aug. 22: The state roads and buildings minister, Mrs Galla Aruna Kumari, said that proposals had been made for projects worth Rs 3,560 crore, extending to over 712 projects for the state. The Central governm-ent too has given a positive picture, stating that the State of Accruals were in proper shape due to which a sub-meeting would be soon organised.

Warangal, Aug. 17: To get a first-hand idea on water supply for agriculture through canals under Sriram Sagar Project (SRSP) phase I and phase II, A.D. Mohile, irrigation expert of Srikrishna Committee, made a visit to Warangal on Tuesday.

He also interacted with farmers while passing through SRSP phase II DBM (distributory main canal) No.

Nizamabad, Aug. 11: The minister for medical education, Mr P. Sudarshan Reddy, said that the state government would take a policy decision on release of water from Singur reservoir to the Nizamsagar project soon.