news Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 05:30
    1. Popular Telugu actor and Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan on Monday advised governments of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to exercise restraint and focus on development of their respective states. Addressing a news conference in Hyderabad, he said the leaders from both the Telugu states should act and speak responsibly. Read more.   2. To ensure that the Godavari river water is clean, especially along the bathing ghats where several lakhs of devotees are expected to take a holy dip and perform rituals during the ensuing Godavari Pushkaralu, the civic authorities are deploying two skimmers to clear the floating trash in the river, Deccan Chronicle reports.   3. As part of their global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, Mitsubishi will set up a Japan Information and Study Centre at Andhra University. The centre will promote Japanese language and introduce locals to Japanese culture. Naidu also invited Mitsubishi to set up a cluster near Krishnapatnam and bring in all their subsidiaries to one place. Read a report in The Times of India.   4. As many as six fishermen from Andhra Pradesh, who went into the sea and were missing for the past 20 days following a cyclone, returned from West Bengal on Monday. The boat developed snags and got stranded in the sea on June 18. The Haldia Coast Guard Dornier surveillance aircraft traced the fishermen in the boat, at 160 nautical miles away from the port, on July 3 and the coast guard ship rescued the fishermen the next day. Read The Hindu's report.   5. With over seven crore pilgrims expected to visit 12-day Godavari Maha Pushkarams, which will begin on July 14, the Andhra Pradesh government, in order to allow the common man to perform rituals without any hassles, has decided not to allow any personal vehicles, including those of VVIPs, in the Ghat areas. Read a report in The New Indian Express.