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Sirimanotsavam In October
The renowned festival of
Vizianagaram Goddess Sri
PydithalliAmmavaru will be
celebrated for a month. This
year,thefestivalwillbefrom
October 13th to November
11thandtheannualmainevent
Sirimanotsavam will beon
October27.Thedateswererecently announcedbytheA.Ccum
EO of Sri Pydithalli Ammavari Devasthanam Mr.Bhanuraja.
AtapressconferenceonMonday,theofficialsinformedthatthe
festivalbeginswithMandala Deekshaat9.10a.m.atChaduru Gudi
onOctober2nd.Thiswillbefollowedbyothereventssuchas
Panditiri Raata on October 4th andArdha Mandal Deeksha on
October22.UtsavamslikeTholellu UtsavwillbeonOctober26and
themainritual, SirimanotsavonOctober27th.Theofficialsalsosaid
thatTeppotsavamwillbeconductedonNovember3rd, Vuyyala
KambalaonNovember10th, and Chandi YagamonNovember11th.
It was also confirmed thatthe Devasthanam would be making
arrangementsforfourtofivelakhdevoteeswhowouldbeattending
the festivities from across the neighboring districts and the states
like Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Voluntary organisations will also be
roped in for distribution of milk and biscuits to children. The 65year-oldchiefpriestofthetemple,ThallapudiBhaskaraRaosaidthat
hewouldbemountingtheSirimaanu(ceremonialpost)fortheeighth
time and thanked devotees for providing him the rare honor.

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17th All-India Govt Whips


Conference held in Visakhapatnam

17thAll-IndiaGovernmentWhipsConferencewasheldinVisakhapatnam,
AndhraPradeshfrom29Septemberto30September2015.Theconference
wasinauguratedbyAndhraPradeshChiefMinisterN.ChandrababuNaidu,
whiletheUnionMinisterforParliamentaryAffairsM.VenkaiahNaidupresided
overit.Thetwo-dayconferencewasattendedby179Whipsfromvarious
stateassemblies,legislativecouncilsandthetwohousesofParliament.
Highlights of the Whips Conference
DeliberationonreleasingofmorefundstoMembersofParliament(MPs)if
thefundsallocatedtothemforthelocalareadevelopmentareutilizedproperly
to meet the demands of people at the lower rung in the society.
TheconferencehighlightedtheneedforMPstoassesstheneedsofthepeople
intheirrespectiveconstituenciesespeciallyatthevillagelevelintheareasof
education, medical aid and cleanliness and sanitation.

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ItwasdecidedtoformanAllParty eminenceinthefieldofpublicaffairswith
Coordination Committee to ensure knowledgeoffunctioningofParliament
smootherfunctioningoftheParliament, and two more commissioners.
legislativecouncilsandstateassemblies.
About Whips Conference
Itwasdecidedtoadoptmeasuresthat
willhelpinensuringthatMLAs,MLCs The WhipsConference isaimed at
and MPs behave in a more refined providingasuitableforumforperiodical
manner in their respective houses. meetingsandexchangeofviewsamongst
alltheWhipsinParliamentandtheState
Discussion on MP Local Area Legislaturesonmattersofcommon
DevelopmentSchemetoensureproper concerns.Italsolooksforwardtoevolve
utilizationandimplementationofthe standardstostrengthentheworkingof
scheme
was
held. institutionofParliamentarydemocracy.
In the parliamentary form of
Three-member Emoluments
Government,Whipsofvariouspolitical
Commission
partiesarethevitallinksoftheinternal
Duringtheconferenceitwasdecidedthat organisation of parties, inside the
thesalariesandallowancesofMPswill legislatures.Theefficientandsmooth
bereviewedineveryfiveyearsandfor functioningofParliamentandState
thispurposeitwasdecidedtoappointa Legislaturesdepends,toaconsiderable
three-memberindependentEmoluments extent,upontheofficeoftheWhip.The
C o m m i s s i o n . 16thwhipsconferencewasheldinGoa
and had suggested nine
The commission will be formed in recommendations for better house
consultationwithSpeakerofLokSabha management,bettercoordinationamong
and chairman of Rajya Sabha will partymembers,settingasideone-dayfor
recommendsalariesandotherallowances privatebillsandresolutions,privileges,
for
the
MPs. memberstraining,numberofworking
ThecommissionwillconsistofaChief days of assembly in a year.
Commissionerwhoshallbeapersonof

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GCC goes for organic,


ISO certifications

TheGirijanCooperativeCorporation(GCC)hasappliedfororganiccertification
fromtheAgriculturalandProcessedFoodProductsExportDevelopment
Authority(APEDA)andforISOcertificationaspartofitseffortstoincreaseits
turnovermanifold.GCCsturnoverthisyearisRs.185crore,whichis20per
centmorethanlastyearsRs.143croreandtheaimwastoreachRs.1,000
croreturnoverinthenextthree-and-a-halfyears,MinisterforSocialandTribal
WelfareRavelaKishoreBabusaidwhilereviewingtheperformanceofGCC
hereonMonday.Therewasneedtoboostitsturnoverandsecuringorganic
certificationwasthefirststepandalongwiththeISOcertification,GCCwould
beabletoreceivewideacceptancetoitsproductsandcouldexportthemin
largequantities,hesaid.Established60yearsagotohelptheGirijanstogetthe
rightpricefortheirforestproduceandstrengthenthemeconomicallyandbetter
theirlivingstandards,GCCsperformancehasnotbeenimpressiveandChief
MinisterN.ChandrababuNaiduhasrevampedthecorporationandiskeento

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seeitperformbetterandhelptheGirijansmore,theMinistersaid.Mr.
NaiduwouldreviewthefunctioningofGCCbeforemonth-endandorganic
certificationwasexpectedtobereceivedbeforethemeeting.Brandimage
Branding,improvingbrandimageandgoingforattractivepackagingof
productswerepartofimprovingsaleofGCCproducts,hesaid.TheMinister
releasedthenewproductpackagingsduringthemeeting.TheGCCwill
soonhaveaRs.17crorenewadministrativeblockintheplaceofitspresent
headofficeonthebeachroad.Fundswerereleasedandtenderingprocess
wouldbecompletedsoon.Oneofthefourdesignssubmittedbythearchitects
wouldbefinalised.GiriputrikaKalyanaPathakamandGiriGourmuddalu
schemeswerelaunchedforGirijansandITDAshavebeenstrengthenedby
postingIASofficersastheirProjectOfficersasthegovernmentwas
determinedtobetterthelotofGirijans,Mr.KishoreBabusaid.Collector
N.Yuvaraj,MDofGCCRaviPrakash,MLCsG.SreenivasuluNaiduand
Gummadi Sandhya Rani and officials of GCC attended the review.

Modi pitches for UNSC reforms,


wants it to be broad-based
UnitedNations:AmidIndiasstrong
bid for a permanent seat in UN
Security Council, Prime Minister
NarendraModionFridaypitchedfor
reformofthepowerfulworldbodyto
makeitbroad-based,sayingitis
essentialtomaintainitscredibilityand
legitimacyinthecurrentworldrealities.
AddressingtheUNGeneralAssembly
soonafteritadoptedtheSustainable
DevelopmentGoalsfor2030,healso
underlined the need for ensuring
climatejusticewhilepursuingthese

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targetssoastoensureprotectionto
the
poor.
70yearsback,whenthehorrificsecond
World War came to an end, this
organisationcameintobeing,raising
hopesofpeoplearoundtheworld.We
havegatheredheretodecideanew
direction,hetoldthegatheringofworld
l
e
a
d
e
r
s
.
WemustreformtheUNandthe
SecurityCouncil.Thisisessentialso
that the institutions have greater
credibility and legitimacy.With a

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broad-basedrepresentation,wewillbe
moreeffectiveinachievingourgoals,
Modi
said.
HispitchformakingtheUNSCbroadbasedcomesamidstIndiasstrongbid
forapermanentseatintheexpanded
five-member world body.
Modiassertedthattheglobalchallenges
likeclimatechangeandsustainable
development are the collective
responsibilityofallnationsasnonation
canbeimmunetoanykindofthreat.
Modi talked about the need for
eradicating poverty and ensuring
developmentashehighlightedthat1.3

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billionpeoplearoundtheworldare
forcedtoliveinpoverty.Ontheissue
ofclimatechange,hemaintainedthat
common but differentiated
responsibilityisthebasisfordealing
with
this
challenge.
In this context, he asked the
developed nations to fulfill their
responsibilityofsharingtechnology,
innovation and finances with the
developingcountrieswithouthaving
any selfish interest.
We should create a world where
everylivingthingfeelssecure,gets
opportunitiesandrespect.Weshould
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leaveforourfuturegenerationsa
climateinabettercondition.There
canbenobetterobjective.Butthisis
also true that nothing is more
challengingthanthis,Modisaid.
Today, in the 70th year of the
existence of the UN, there are
expectations from all of us that
through our wisdom, experience,
generosity and expertise we will
overcomethesechallenges,hesaid.
Inthecontextofmeetingthechallenge
ofclimatechange,thePrimeMinister
laidemphasisoncleanenergywhile
askingthedevelopedworldtotransfer
technology,innovationandfinancesto
the developing countries without
having selfish interests.
Heunderlinedthatachievingthegoals
ofsustainabledevelopmentisthe
collectiveresponsibilityoftheworld
and the bedrock for dealing with
climate change is common but
differentiated responsibility.
Sustainable development is the
national responsibility of all the
countries....Whenever we express
concern over climate change,
somewherethereisastinkingfeeling
aboutsecuringpersonalinterests,he
s
a
i
d
.

world... We are here today at the UN,

becausewebelievethatinternational
partnershipmustbeatthecentreof
our efforts, he said.
He also underlined the need for
climatejustice,whichisaquestion
ofequity,percapitaemissionand
issue
of
justice.
Whenwetalkofclimatejustice,it
is ensure protection to the poor
fromnaturalcalamities,Modisaid.
Healsoemphasisedtheneedfor
initiating a global education
programmewhichcouldhelpour
future generations learn about
energy
efficiency.
Iexpectthedevelopedcountriesto
honourtheirfinancialcommitmentsfor
development and climate change
withoutinanywayputtingtheboth
under the same head, the Prime
Minister
said.
Modibeganhisaddressbyinvoking
modern hero Mahatma Gandhi,
sayinghehadsaidthatweshould
thinkabouteventhatfutureworld
whichwewillnotbeabletosee.
Talkingabouthisgovernmentsefforts
forfightingclimatechange,thePrime

The principle of common but


differentiated responsibilities is the
bedrockofourenterpriseforasustainable

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Ministersaiditisfocussingonclean
energy sources and has set an
ambitioustargetofgenerating175
gigawattsinthenextsevenyears.
Inhisspeechduringwhichherecited
certainvedicshlokas(lines),hesaid
thegovernmentisfocussingonclean
energy, energy efficiency,
afforestationandspecialtaxoncoal
besidescleaningofriversaspartof
measures to deal with climate
c
h
a
n
g
e
.
The Prime Minister said while
working for the Sustainable
DevelopmentGoals,thereshouldbe
climatejusticetoensurethatpoor
areprotectedfromnaturaltragedies.
Whileaddressingclimatechange,
itisimportanttofocusonsolutions
thathelpusreachourgoals,hesaid.
WelcomingthegoalssetintheSDG,
Modi noted that the world is
focussingonislandstatesandsaid
thatsettingofseparatetargetsfor
theireco-systemwasanimportant
s
t
e
p
.
I a m v o t a r y o f B l u e
Revolution where there is
protection and prosperity of
islandnationsandproperuseof
theiroceanicresourcesunder
the blue skies, he said.

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NotingthatIndiaseestheworldas
one,hesaidtheglobeisconnected
anddependantoneachother.Our
internationalpartnershipsneedtobe
centredonprogressofhumanity,he
s
a
i
d
.
Referring to the Sustainable
DevelopmentGoals2030adoptedby
theUNGAtoday,thePrimeMinister
saidmuchofIndiasdevelopment
agenda is mirrored in it.
He listed the programmes and
schemesrolledoutbyhisgovernment
for financial inclusion, poverty
alleviation,healthcare,educationand
womenempowermentandsaidOur
nationalplanstoensuresustainable
development are purposeful and
a m b i t i o u s .
Hesaideradicationofpovertymust
remainthebiggestresponsibilityas
without it the world peace, just
systemsandsustainabledevelopment
cannot
be
possible.
Modisaidhisgovernmentisworking
inamissionmodetoensurefinancial
inclusion in set timeframe.
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Weareworkingonfinancialinclusioninaverybigway,Modi
saidandmentionedtheprogrammeslikeJandhanbankaccounts
an d pe nsio n sc heme s la unc hed by h is gover nmen t.
Hesaidworldfocussesonlyontwosectorspublicsectorand
privatesectorwhiletalkingaboutdevelopmentbutIndiais
givingimportancetothethirdsectorpersonalsectoras
part of its effort towards economic development.
Bylookingatthepersonalsector,hesaidIndiaisfocussingonindividual
enterprise, innovation, micro-finance and a new start-up movement.
Hesaidhisgovernmentwasalsoworkingtowardsmakingagriculturemore
productive and helping farmers suffering from natural adversities.
Sinceweattainedfreedom,wehavefocussedonendingpoverty.Education
andskilldevelopmentareprioritiesforus...Theworldmustbefreefrompoverty
and development must be sustainable, he said.

APgovtrecommendsRamoji
RaoforPadmaaward
Hyderabad: Andhra
Pradeshgovernmenthas
recommendedthename
ofmediabaronRamoji
Raofortheprestigious
PadmaVibhushanaward
this
year.
Thestategovernmenton
Monday has sent the
namesof30personsto
theUnionhomeministry

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whichwillexamineandannouncethefinallistbyNovember.Thelistincludes
mediabaronRamojiRao,RajahmundryMP,actorMMuraliMohanandTelugu
MovieArtistesAssociationpresident,actorRajendraPrasad,Classicaldancer
Ananda Sankar, philosopher Chaganti Koteswara Rao, Veturi Sundara
Ramamurthy,VandemataramSrinivas,VenkatagiriweaverRamanayya,
KuchipudiexponentPasumarthiRattaihSarma,VedicscholarMadduri
Venkateswarayazulu and also Chess player Harika.
PadmaVibhushan,PadmaBhushanandPadmaShriawardsfortheyear2016
will be announced on the eve of the Republic Day next year.

IS greatest challenge facing


international community

UnitedNations:PrimeMinisterNarendraModihasacknowledgedthatthe
dreadedterrorgroupIslamicStateposesoneofthegreatestchallengesfacing
theinternationalcommunitytodayandsaidthereisaneedtodelinkterrorism
from
religion.
DuringameetingwithKingAbdullahofJordanonthesidelinesoftheUN
GeneralAssemblysession,Modidiscussedwaystopreventradicalisationof

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youthandtocounteractextremist
messaging,ExternalAffairsMinistry
spokesmanVikasSwarupsaidafter
themeetingyesterday.Bothleaders
acknowledgedthatISISwasoneof
thegreatestchallengesfacingthe
internationalcommunity.ThePrime
Ministersaidthatthereisaneedto
delink terrorism from religion,
Swarup
said.
Modisaidtheonlywaytocombat
internationalterrorismandthemenace
oforganisationslikeIS(alsoknown
as ISIS) was to have a global
r e s p o n s e .
He specially referred to the long
pendingproposalofacomprehensive
conventiononinternationalterrorism,
sayingthetimehasnowcomeforthe
internationalcommunitytospeakon
onevoiceonthisimportantissueand
adopt this global convention.
Modi and King Abdullah also
discussedtheUNSecurityCouncil
r
e
f
o
r
m
.
PrimeMinistermentionedthatitwas
inconceivablethatacountryaslarge
asIndiarepresentingonesixthof
humanitywasnotintheSecurity
Council,
he
said.

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Thiswassomethingwehavebeen
agitatingforalongtime.Wewantthat
the70thanniversaryoftheUnited
Nationstobeanoccasionforthe
internationalcommunitytostepupto
itsobligationsandreformthisvery
important body of the United
Nations,
Swarup
said.
TheKingofJordansaidhehasfully
supported this and he always
supportedIndiasaspirationstobea
permanentmemberoftheSecurity
Council,hesaid,addingthatJordan
isaveryimportantcountryinavery
importantregionfromIndiaspointof
v
i
e
w
.
Duringthemeeting,thePrimeMinister
commendedKingAbdullahforthe
strongleadershipthathehasshown
in the fight against international
t e r r o r i s m .
He also thanked the King for the
support that Jordan had provided
whenIndiancitizensweretrappedin
Iraq and Syria and have to be
e v a c u a t e d .
KingAbdullahsaidhevaluedIndia
asapartnerandwantedtoincrease
the economic and security cooperationthatJordanhaswithIndia,
Swarup
added.
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Count on Indias leadership


in South Asia, UN chief to Modi
United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met UN chief
Ban Ki-moon who said he counted on Indias leadership in South Asia,
at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) summit here marking the
world bodys landmark 70th anniversary session. Modi and the UN
Secretary-General discussed sustainable development, Security Council
reform and UN peacekeeping operations ahead of the Prime Ministers
speech at the summit. With India among the countries providing the
highest number of peacekeeping troops, the Prime Minister said nations
sending their soldiers must have a say in peacekeeping missions.
Calling for Security Council reforms, Modi had recently written to Ban
for the need to rethink how the multilateral system can be made more
inclusive, more effective and, ultimately, better fit for the purpose it
was conceived. The United Nations must be made more effective for
dealing with the new security challenges, he had said.

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The two leaders also had detailed discussions on climate change. Modi
said currently there is a huge trust deficit among developed and
developing nations as he stressed on the positive aspect of climate
change. There was a broad exchange of views on the current political
situation in Nepal and Sri Lanka with Ban saying that he counted on
Indias leadership in the region. Discussing development @UN. @secgen
Ban Ki Moon calls on PM @narendramodi before he speaks at UN SDG
Summit, MEA spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted. The UN adopted an
ambitious agenda aiming to tackle global challenges like poverty and
hunger
over
the
next
15
years.
The SDGs or global goals, including assuring gender equality and building
a life of dignity for all, were adopted as global leaders gathered at the
UN headquarters for the world bodys historic 70th anniversary session.
The 193-member General Assembly adopted the new development
agenda after years of intense negotiations.

NABARD To Aid And Support


Mud Crab Cultivation In Andhra
Themudcrab,alsoknownasmangrovecrabthatisheavilycultivatedinthe
coastalregionswillnowseeanewdirection.NationalBankforAgriculture
andRuralDevelopment(NABARD)hasrecentlycompletedafeasibilitystudy
inordertointroducethecrabrearinginthebrackishwaterpondsofKrishna
district.ThisisapartofMarineProductsExportDevelopmentAuthoritys
(MPEDA) big initiative to promote mud crabs.
Thisexercisewasundertakenaspartoftheprojectproposedtoimprovethe
livelihood options for farmers engaged in aquaculture in the district
andNABARDwillextendfinancialassistance.Theprojectmainlyaimsat
makingcrabcultivationinaquapondsviableasthesespeciesareavailable
onlyinmangroveforestandsurvivesinbrackishwaters.Promotionof

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mangrovecrabcultivationandAsianSeabassvarietyareafewareasofproject
worth
Rs.
2
crore,
as
per
the
sources.
SeveraltrainedmembersofNABARD,suchasSneha,anNGOareworking
onaquaculture,intheareasofcultivationmethodsandothermarketing
strategiesattheRajivGandhiCentreforAquaculture(RGCA),Pondicherry
sinceJuly.TheRGCAexpertshavetrainedusintechnicalaspectssuchas
feeding,siteselection,andgrowthmonitoringandmarketingstrategiesand
othercultivationaspectsofcrabcultureinbrackishwaterponds,saidSneha
DirectorM.NageswaraRao,whilespeakingtoaleadingnewspaperdaily.
Ontheotherhand,theCentralInstituteofBrackishwaterAquaculture,
Chennai,hasdemonstratedsuccessincultivationofmudcrabbyinvolving
Yanaditribesinbrackishwaterpondslocatedinthemangroveforestin
Nagayalanka.AccordingtotheCIBAexperts,Sylla serettaisbeingexported
toSouthEastAsiancountriesfromChennaiandtheexportsfetchasmuchas
Rs. 1,200 a kg in domestic market in Indian cities as well.

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AP grameen bank opens special


cell for retail, SME loans in Vizag

AndhraPradeshGrameenaVikasBank(APGVB)hasopened
an exclusive cell for extending loans to retail, small, and
medium
enterprises
in
Vi s a k h a p a t n a m .
ThecellwasauthorisedbytheReserveBankofIndiatocatertothe
financial needs of SMEs and personal segments, V Narasi Reddy,
Chairman,
APGVB,
said
in
a
release.
APGVBhas254branches
in
Visakhapatnam,
Vizianagaram
and
Srikakulamdistricts,with
31brancheslocatedinthe
GreaterVisakhaMunicipal
Corporation. Its credit
portfolioispredominantly
comprised of agriculture
and self-help groups.
APGVBhasabusinessof
Rs.18,000crorewithloans
constituting 50 per cent.

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VCB DECLARES 15 PER CENT DIVIDEND


TheVisakhapatnamCooperativeBankLimitedVCBhasdeclared15per
centdividendtoitsshareholdersatits100thannualgeneralmeetingatDr.
B.R.AmbedkarBhavanhereonSunday.Presidingoverthemeeting,VCB
ChairmanChalasaniRaghavendraRaosaidthatthebankhadasharecapital
ofRs.116.47croreand53,733shareholdersduringthelastfinancialyear.
ThedepositsofthebankstoodatRs.2,108.36croreandadvanceswere
Rs.1,433.12croreduringthelastfinancialyear.Thedepositsofthebank,
whichwereRs.1,905.85crorebytheendofMarch2014grewby
Rs.202.32croreandadvancesgrewbyRs.168.99croreduringthelast
financialyear.Thebankhas35branches.Anothereightbrancheswouldbe
addedduringthepresentfinancialyearinVisakhapatnam,Vijayawada,
Guntur,Kurnool,Kadapa,Hyderabad,andElamanchili.EmeritusChairman
ofthebankManamAnjaneyulusaidthatcooperativeurbanbankshad
increasedtheirmarketshareduringthelastonedecadeand,insomecases,

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theyweredoingevenbetterthancommercialbanks.Heunderlinedthe
needtoextendbankingservicestotheruralareastoreducedependency
onmoneylenders.Bankvice-chairmenGudivadaBhaskaraRaoandM.
RaghavaRao,anddirectorswerepresent.
CREDAI SEEKS DEDICATED SAND REACHES FOR VIZAG
Buildersinthedistricthavesoughtspecificstepstoaddresstheproblem
arisingoutoflackofriverbeds.Dedicatedreachesshouldbeallottedin
theneighbouringEastGodavariandSrikakulamdistrictstomeetthehuge
requirementinandaroundVisakhapatnam,CREDAIVisakhapatnam
chapterchairmanKRamakrishnaRaoandNationalExecutivememberB.
RajaSrinivastoldreportershereonSunday.Topressforaresolutionif
thestalematecontinued,ajointactioncommitteewasformed.CREDAI
vice-presidentPeelaKoteswaraRao,honorarysecretaryB.Srinivasa
Rao,ExecutiveCommitteememberoftheVizagpatamChamberof
CommerceandIndustryM.V.Prabhakar,PadalaRamanaoftheAP
BuildingandConstructionWorkersUnion,VeeraReddyofthe
ContractorsAssociationsofGVMCandVUDA,andM.Venkataramana
oftheQuarryLorryOwnersAssociationwerepresent.
NORTH ANDHRA POISED TO BECOME A PHARMA HUB With
landgettingexhaustedatJawaharlalNehruPharmaCityJNPCandthe
governmentplanningtosetupanotherpharmacityatAtchutapuramand
allotlandtolocatethecampusofPharmaceuticalExportCouncilofIndia
PharexcilnearJNPC,NorthAndhraispoisedtobecomeaglobal
destinationforpharmainvestments.Ramkyhasgivenlandtoabout100
unitsatthe2,400acreJNPCatParawadaandhalfofthemhavealready
startedproduction.JNPChasrecordedaturnoverofRs.7,000crore.

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APIIChasdecidedin-principletoallot10acresadjoiningJNPCforthe
EXPLOITATION OF CONTRACT WORKERS
IN DOCKYARD DECRIED
TheAllIndiaDefenceEmployeesFederationAIDEFhasdemandedthatthe
CentrepayeitherRs.500perdayorRs.15,000permonthasminimum
wageforcontractworkersofNavalDockyard.ThelargestNavalDockyard
inAsiaNavalDockyardVisakhapatnamemploys15,000employeesand,of
them,10,000arecontractworkers.Theseworkersarepaidmeagrewages
andhavenoparitywiththeirregularcounterparts,accordingtoAIDEF
presidentS.N.PathakandgeneralsecretaryC.Srikumar.Addressinga
mediaconferencehereonSunday,theytermedthisasnothingbut
exploitationoftheworkers.ThetopleadersoftheAIDEFareheretomeet
employeesworkinginvariousDefenceunitsandmobilisetheirsupportfor
theindefinitestrike,thedateforwhichisyettobefinalised.Theysaidthat
CentralGovernmentemployeesinthecountrywerepreparingforanother
majorshowdownwiththeCentreforitsanti-labourandprivatisation
policies.ThoughtheSeptember2generalstrikewasahugesuccess,the
governmentwasstillpursuinganti-labourpolicies,theysaid,andadded
thattheAIDEFwouldcontinuethestruggle.Theysaidthatthegovernment
hadissuedlicencetoover144corporatesforDefenceproduction.Allowing
theprivatesectorintoDefenceproductionwasathreattothesecurityofthe
nation,theysaid.TheAIDEF,whichrepresents424affiliatedunionsinthe
country,wasalsofightingagainst49percentFDIinDefence.Mr.Pathak
saidthattherewasconsensusamongmostCentralGovernmentemployees
tolaunchanindefinitestrike.Railwayemployeeswereupinarmsagainstthe
proposaltoprivatisethesector.Mr.SrikumarsaidthattheAIDEF
representedfourlakhDefencecivilianemployeesof41ordinancefactories
inthecountry.Heallegedthatofthegovernmentwasplanningtoprivatise

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42ofthe52Defencelabsinthecountry.HesaidthattheVIIPay
CommissionReportwasdueandoncethatwasreleased,thefuturecourse
ofactionwouldbedecided.ENCCivilEmployeesUniongeneralsecretary
J.AtchutaRaowaspresent.Outof15,000employeesintheVizagunit,
10,000areworkingoncontractbasis,sayAIDEFleaders
VAREVAH ITS HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS
Alistofinnovativepreparationsloadedwithnutritionsuchasbottlegourd
andcarrotcutlet,crispiesmadeofoats,chickenkobbaripulusu,treshar
bagsadeepfriedsnack,kakarakayapallilastuffingcurry,andmunchu
booreluwerebroughtoutbyover200womenwhomadetheirwaytotake
partinVantintiMaharaniofVisakhapatnamcontestheldonSunday.The
platformgaveanopportunityforwomentodishoutavarietyoftraditional
delicaciesfromrecipespassedontothemeitherbytheirmothersormothers
inlaw.Soon,thevenueturnedintoaninteractivesessionascelebritychefs
SanjayThummaandhiswifeRagini,popularonZeeTeluguchannelculinary
showVarevah,madetheirpresencefeltnotjustbyinteractingwiththe
participantsbutalsosharingtheirunforgettableexperiencesintheculinary
world.Cookinginawell-definedstudioattimesmakesmefeelbored.This
kindoflivelyshowoffersmethemuch-requiredbreaktogetrechargedand
providesabetterscopeforexchanginginnovativemethodsofcooking,said
Mr.Sanjay.Beforedonningtheroleofajudgeatthecontestorganisedby
NaturralleRefinedSunflowerOil,aproductofSaraiwwallaAggrrRefineries
Limited(SARL),hedemonstratedhowagakarakayafrycanbeprepared
inaninstant.ObjectiveExplainingtheobjectiveofthecontestbeing
conductedacrosstheStateandTelangana,brandmanagerofSARL
Balasubramanyamsays,Apartfromprovidingacommonplatformfor
homemakerstoshowcasetheirculinaryskills,thefocusismoreon
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VisakhapatnamwasawardedtoSairaBhanuforbringingoutathreelayereddessertchickendelight.Thefirstlayerismadeofhibiscusjelly,
thesecondonecomprisesphenidippedinhomemadegrapejuiceandthe
thirdlayercontainschickenhalwa.Thetrickliesinarrangingthesethree
layersinawineglass,explainedthewinnerofthecontest.V.Nirmalaand
SudhaRaniweretheothercontestantswhowonthefirstandsecond
runner-uptitlesfordishingoutcoconutbreadrollsandginniboorelu.This
kindoflivelyshowprovidesabetterscopeforexchanginginnovative
methodsofcookingSanjayThummaCelebritychef
WHERE ART IS STILL CONVENTIONAL
TheartsceneinBangladeshisnotverydeveloped,theartistsuse
conventionalmediumlikepaperandcanvas.Theyareyettobeexposed
tonewmedia,citybasedartistRaviKattakurihassaid.Recallinghis
experienceatthefivedayartcamporganisedaspartofSMSultan
FestivalatNarailinBangladesh,theartistsaidthatartscenewasmostly
concentratedinBangladeshcapitalcityDhakaandtherewaslittle
exposureforartistsinthatcountry.Ravi,whowasinvitedbytheSheik
MohammedSultanShishuCharuOKarukolaFoundationandBengal
Foundationaspartofa16-artistgroupfromBangladesh,Indiaand
GermanytoparticipateintheannualSMSultanFestival,saiditwasa
learningexperience.SMSultanwasaworldrenownedpainterwholived
inthesmalltownofNarailonthebanksofriverChitra.Theartcamp
conductedfromAugust25to30wasapartoftheculturalfestivalthat
includedsomeclassicaldanceperformancesandothercultural
performances.Theorganisersofculturaleventshavealottolearnfrom
suchevents,artisnotonlyanintegralpartofsuchfestivalsbutalsothe
mostimportantcomponent,Ravisaidcomparingthescenarioherewhere
artisnotperceivedasapartoftheculturalfestivals.BoatraceOurvisit

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timedwiththeannualboatraceontheriver.Peoplefromneighbouring
villagestoodescendedontheplacetowitnesstheevent.Thecrowdwho
linedupontheriverbanksenthusiasticallyencouragedtherowers,andit
wasawonderfulsighttosee,Ravirecalled.Allthroughthefive-day
campartenthusiaststhrongedthevenueandtheywereverycuriousabout
themediumwehadusedinourworksandwantedtoknowwhywehad
selectedthecolours.Theirenthusiasmwasinfectious.Aftersometimethe
organisersrestrictedtheirentrytogiveussometimetodoourwork,he
said.
WELLNESS INDUSTRY GROWING FAST
VisakhapatnamandVijayawadaGunturcapitalregionhavebrightscope
forpromotionofwellnessindustrywiththeStategovernmentsNew
TourismPolicyreiteratingtheresolvetodeveloptheareasintotouristhubs,
accordingtoBeautyandWellnessSectorSkillCouncilChairperson
VandanaLuthra.Ms.Luthra,founderofVLCCgroup,toldTheHinduthat
withphenomenalriseinawarenessonbeautyandwellness,thecravingto
lookyoung,slimandhealthyandimpactofsocialmedia,theimportanceof
wellnesssectorwasgrowing.AsIndiahasemergedasthethirdbiggest
countrywithobesepeopleaftertheUnitedStatesandChina,theneedto
furtherpopulariseonhowtostayfitassumesimportance.Shesaidbeauty
andwellnessareaisnotonlyrestrictedtotherich.WithEMIoption,
counsellingandavailabilityofchemical-freeproducts,everyonecangofor
consultationandtreatment.Ms.Luthrasaidwellnessindustrywas
growingfastat20to22percentyear-on-year.Theindustryisworth
Rs.70,000crore.TheGovernmentofIndiaunderskilldevelopment
programmewantstocreateonelakhtrainedpeopleinthesector.Askedto
commentonallegationsofquestionablepracticesbysomepeoplein

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wellnessandspacentres,shesaidConfederationofIndianIndustryunderthe
initiativeofNationalSkillDevelopmentCorporationdecidedtoissue
certificationtobeautyandwellnesscentresaspartofregulation.300centres
CommentingonsuccessstoryofVLCCaftersettingupasasmallcentre26
yearsago,shesaidtheyalreadyhave300pluscentresacrossthecountry.
Theyarelookingatincreasingtheirpresenceabroad.Ms.Luthrasaidthey
hadplanstosetupacampuswithdeemeduniversitycentreatNOIDAto
impartshortandlong-termcoursesinbeautyandwellnessbusiness.Stating
thattheindustryhadbeenprovidingemploymenttoseveralthousand
unemployedyouth,shesaidthegovernmentaswellastheindustryhadnow
realisedthegrowingneedtocreatetrainedmanpowertorenderbetter
servicetotheclients.
HEAVY RAIN LIKELY IN NEXT THREE DAYS
Awomanwasreportedmissinginthefloodwatersafteraculvertwas
washedawayduetoheavyraininthedistrictduringthepastfewdays.
CulvertsandbridgesweredamagednearKodapallivillageofG.Madugula
mandalandatChodavaramandNarsipatnaminthedistrict.Reservoirsinthe
districtwerebrimmingwithwater.Heavyrainwouldoccuratisolatedplaces
inSrikakulam,Vizianagaram,Visakhapatnam,EastGodavari,West
Godavari,KrishnaandGunturdistrictsAndhraPradeshduringthenextthree
days,accordingtotheIMDwebsite.Thesouthwestmonsoonhasbeen
activeovercoastalAndhraPradesh.Thelowpressureareaoverwestcentral
andadjoiningnorthwestBayofBengaloffsouthOdishaandnorthAPcoast
persists.RainoccurredatmanyplacesovercoastalAndhraPradeshandat
isolatedplacesoverRayalaseema.Thechiefamountsofrainfall(recordedin
cm)incoastalAPduringthelast24hoursending8.30a.m.onSundayare:
Avanigadda(Krishna)11,Ambajipeta(EastGodavari)9,Merakamudidam
(Vizianagaram)9,Narsipatnam(Visakhapatnam)8,Chintapalle

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(Visakhapatnam)7,Paderu(Visakhapatnam)6,Narsapuram(WestGodavari)
6,Owk(Kurnool)5,Vuyyuru(Krishna),Kalingapatnam(Srikakulam),
Komarada(Vizianagaram),Garividi(Vizianagaram),Ranasthalam
(Srikakulam),andCheepurupalle(Vizianagaram)4each,Yelamanchili
(Visakhapatnam),Therlam(Vizianagaram),Rajahmundry(EastGodavari),
Machilipatnam(Krishna),Tanuku(WestGodavari),Gantyada(Vizianagaram),
Mangalagiri(Guntur),Amalapuram(EastGodavari),andPeddapuram(East
Godavari)3each.Bhimadole(WestGodavari),Peddapuram(EastGodavari),
Vepada(Vizianagaram),Ichchapuram(Srikakulam),Srungavarapukota
(Vizianagaram),Eluru(WestGodavari),Repalle(Guntur),Sompeta
(Srikakulam),Visakhapatnam,Prathipadu(EastGodavari),Tiruvuru
(Krishna),Gudivada(Krishna),ArakuValley(Visakhapatnam),Ardhaveedu
(Prakasam),Bheemunipatnam(Visakhapatnam),Vizianagaram,Palakonda
(Srikakulam),Tuni(EastGodavari)andGajapathinagaram(Vizianagaram)2
each.
DOG STERILISATION A TALL ORDER FOR GVMC
Withtheshockingincidentofatoddlergettingmauledtodeathbystraydogs,
theGVMCplanstosterilise30,000dogsinthenextthreemonthsbyropingin
theAnimalHusbandryDepartment.However,comparedtothepresentpace,
itisatallorder.Asofnow,onanaverage,theGVMCatitsshelteratArilova
iscarryingout15to20surgeriesandanNGOabout20.Oftheonelakh
straydogpopulationthecityhas,70,000havesofarbeencoveredunderthe
animalbirthcontrol(ABC)programme.ABCprogrammeTomeetthestiff
targetofsterilising30,000dogsinthreemonths,awhopping330operations
havetobeperformedeveryday.Atleastsevenshelterswillbeopenedatthe
veterinarydispensariesoftheStateGovernmentinthecitytotakeupthe
sterilisationundertheABCprogramme.Veterinaryassistantsurgeons,along
withamemberofanNGOrecognisedbytheAnimalWelfareBoard,would
alsoidentifyferociousdogsthatcouldbeputtosleepusingastandard
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operatingprocedure.TheGVMCofficialswilladdressaformallettertothe
surgeriesareplannedtobeperformed,saysources.DrivecontinuesThe
drivetocatchstraydogscontinuedforthesecondday.OnSunday,from
theSubmarineMuseumtoNTRStatueandfromtheretoHarbourPark
andSiripuram,atotalof16werecaught.OnSaturday,the20dogscaught
werehandedovertotheNGOastheGVMCshelterwasfull.Fourofthe
dogswerenotsterilised.Thecivicbodyplanstosterilise30,000straysin
thenextthreemonthsbyropinginAnimalHusbandryDept.
SPECIAL PACKAGE WILL NOT SERVE ANY PURPOSE
SpecialcategorystatusiswhatAndhraPradeshisneededandspecial
packagebeingbroughtintolightnowwillnotservethepurposeoftheState
whichisfacingseverefinancialcrunchandneedsalotofsupport,YSRC
MPY.V.SubbaReddysaidhereonMonday.ChiefMinisterN.
ChandrababuNaiduisnotdemandingtheCentretoaccordthespecial
statusduetohisselfishends,hesaid.OnTuesdayYSRCchiefJaganmohan
ReddywouldinteractwithcitystudentsandunemployedyouthatthePort
Kalavaniauditoriumfrom10a.m.onthebenefitsAPwithspecialcategory
status.
MOU FOR MAKING JAGGERY POWDER
AcharyaN.G.RangaAgriculturalUniversityhassignedaMoUwithtwo
privateindustrialunits,providingthemthetechnologyrequiredtomake
jaggerypowder.UniversityViceChancellorK.PadmaRajuandDirector,
Research,K.RajaReddy,signedtheMoUwithrepresentativesof
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atAnakapalleRegionalAgricultureResearchStationonMonday.
ANGRAUtiesupwithtwoprivateindustrialunitstomaketheproduct
MILITARY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND
INDIA SIGNIFICANT
Theinauguraleditionofthebiennialbilateralmaritimeexercisebetween
IndiaandAustraliaAUSINDEX15concludedhereonMonday.The
activitybroughttogethershipsandaircraftfrombothcountriesto
strengthenDefencecooperationundertheFrameworkforSecurity
CooperationannouncedbythePrimeMinistersofAustraliaandIndiain
2014.Theprofessionalismdisplayedbyalltheunitsinvolvedhasbeen
mostimpressive.Thepersonalinteractionbetweenthetwonaviesand
ourRAAFP3crewhasalsobeenexcellent,AustraliasDefence
AdviserinIndiaSheldonWilliamssaidattheendoftheexercise.At
theclosingceremony,alltheCommandingOfficersoftheparticipating
shipsagreedthattheexerciseobjectiveshavebeensuccessfully
achieved.Thisexercisehasdeliveredrealbenefitsforbothour
countries,enablingthetwonaviestopractisetheirseamanshipand
operationalskills.Welookforwardtohostingthenextexercisein
Australiain2017,headded.AustraliasHeadNavyCapabilityRear
AdmiralJonathanMead,whowashereforpartoftheexercise,saidthe
relationshipbetweenthetwomilitarieswasstrategicallysignificant.
IndiaremainsoneofAustraliaskeysecuritypartnersintheIndian
OceanandAsia-Pacific,RearAdmiralMeadsaidinastatement.
Inauguraleditionofthebiennialbilateralmaritimeexerciseconcludes
DRIVE AGAINST LAYOUTS CONTINUES
VUDAsdriveagainstunauthorisedlayoutsinitspurviewcontinuedon
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layoutsweredestroyedsevenacrelayoutinSurveyNo.28and29at
LankelapaleminAnakapallemandal;sevenacresinSurveyNo.209,10
acresinSurveyNo.202,15acresinSurveyNos.169,170,and181,three
acresinSurveyNo.178,3.2acresinSurveyNo.157,12.3acresinSurvey
Nos.272,275,and276(allatSaripalliinPendurtimandal);10acresin
SurveyNos.205/p,206/p,207/p,and5.4acresinSurveyNos.220/pand
221/pofPedaTadiwadainDenkadamandalofVizianagaramdistrict;6.3
acresinSurveyNos.154and155/p,andsevenacresinSurveyNos.196,
197and211ofRagoluinSrikakulammandal.VUDAV-CT.Baburao
Naiducautionedpeopleagainstbuyingplotsintheselayouts.
NORMAL BUT LATE, MONSOON LEAVES FARMERS
DISAPPOINTED
ThoughaggregatefigureswouldsayAndhraPradeshhasreceivednormal
rainfall,belyingthedeficitmonsoonforecastbytheIndiaMeteorological
DepartmentIMDbackinJune,farmershavelittlecauseforcheerduringthis
kharifseason.Unevenlydistributedheavyrains,whichoccurredlongafter
thesowingperiod,wouldbeoflittleusetokhariffarmerswhile,however,
servingtobringupthegroundwatertable.Thedistrictrainfallfiguresare
averagesforthewholedistrictanddonotreflecttherealitythatitwas
excessinsomepocketsanddeficitinsomeothers.TheIndiaMeteorological
Department(IMD)classifiesarainfalldepartureof19percenteitherwayas
normal.Theisolatedheavyrains,whichhavelashedthetwoTelugustatesin
recentdays,havebeenoflittleusetokhariffarmers.Theydidnotoccur
whentheywereneeded.HadtheyoccurredinJune,cropyieldswouldhave
beenhigh,saidS.S.V.S.Ramakrishna,professorintheDepartmentof
MeteorologyandOceanographyofAndhraUniversity.EastGodavari,
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whileGuntur,Krishna,Nellore,Prakasam,Srikakulam,WestGodavari,
Anantapur,Chittor,andKadapareceivednormalrainfall.Kurnoolhas
beentheonlydeficitdistrictsofar(tillSeptember16),accordingtothe
IMDwebsite.IncoastalAP,Visakhapatnamdistrict,with46percent
abovenormalrainfall,toppedthelist.Themetsub-divisionasawholehas
sofarreceived19percentabovenormalrainfall.IntheRayalaseemamet
sub-division,Anantapurrecorded17percentabovenormalrainfalland
thesub-divisionasawholereceived3percentbelownormalrainfall.Met
scientistssaidtheStatecanexpectrainsforanadditionaloneweekto10
days.Butthen,ifwegetgalesandheavyrainsduringthecycloneseason,
standingcropswouldbedamaged,Prof.Ramakrishnasaid.Thoughthe
southwestmonsoonnormallyendsonSeptember30,theactual
withdrawalofthemonsoonwouldbearoundOctober12.Anyrain
receivedafterOctober1isclassifiedaspost-monsoonrain.Thoughthe
rainfallwasdeficitforthewholeofIndia,coastalAPreceivedgood
rainfall,butnotRayalaseema,accordingtoDirectoroftheCyclone
WarningCentreK.RamachandraRao.Unevenlydistributedheavyrains,
whichoccurredlongafterthesowingperiod,wouldbeoflittleuseto
khariffarmers
CRICKET LOVERS RECALL DALMIYAS SERVICES Thelate
JagmohanDalmiyahadaspecialconsiderationfortheACAandVDCA
andthankstohim,duringhisearliertenureasBCCIpresident,the
ultramodernACAVDCAstadiumcouldbeconstructedwithoutany
problem,theVDCAandcricketloversrecalled.Dalmiyahadpassed
awayinKolkotaonSundaynight.Itwasduringtheworkingcommittee
meetingofBCCIheldhereduring1986thatDalmiyahadannounceda
fundforconstructionofthestadiumandVDCAandACAstartedthework
inrightearnest,VDCAgeneralsecretaryK.Parthasaradhi,whowas
earliertreasurerofACAandconvenorofthestadiumconstruction
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committeeP.R.Narayanaswamiremembered,whilepayingrichtributesto
Dalmiya.LifememberofACAandveteranjournalistandcommentatorA.
PrasannaKumarpaidtributestoDalmiyaandrecalledhis
administrativecapabilities.Mr.NarayanaswamisaidtheBCCI
presidentvisitedthestadiumsiteanddirectedthethenarchitectof
thestadiumtodrawsuitableplanstoensurethatthespectators
dispersedwithin10minutesafterthematchended.Dalmiyahad
inauguratedthepavilionblockofthestadiumduringApril2001in
thepresenceofthethenpresidentofACAD.V.SubbaRaoand
secretaryN.VenkataRao,whoplayedasignificantroleinmaking
thestadiumareality,andothers.Mr.ParthasaradhisaidDalmiya
wasalegendandnoonecouldreplacehim.Hehaddonesomuch
forVDCAandACAwhenthefundpositionwasnotgood.Notjust
DalmiyabuttheCricketAssociationofBengalsupportedVDCA
andACA.HerecalledDalmiyaalongwithhiswifeandofficebearersofCABvisitingVisakhapatnamfortheIndia-PakistanODI
during2005.ThelateDalmiyaduringhisprevioustenurehadtaken
stepsthattotallychangedthefaceofcricketinIndiaandlaterall
overtheworldandmadeBCCIoneoftherichestsportsbodiesin
theworld.PensionintroducedHehadintroducedpensionsforthe
formerTestcricketersandumpiretostartwithandlateronthe
BCCIextendedthesupporttoRanjitrophyplayersandumpires
andalsoextendingmedicalreimbursementfacilityandpensionto
theplayerswifeafterhisdeath,whichwasagreathelpforthe
playerswhoneedalotofsupportintheirlateage,Mr.
Parthasaradhisaid.AUhonorarydegreeItmayberecalledthat
DalmiyareceivedanhonoraryD.Litt.fromAndhraUniversity
duringitsconvocationonAugust22,1997.Presidentthe
VisakhapatnamCricketClubN.SubramanyamandsecretaryN.
SuwachaRajalsocondoledthedeathofDalmiya.Dalimiyahad

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donesomuchforVDCAandACAwhenthefundpositionwasnot
goodK.ParthasaradhiVDCAgeneralsecretary

PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT TO GIVE A FILLIP TO INDUSTRIAL


GROWTH
ManyareexpectedtosignMoUswiththeAndhraPradeshGovernmentto
availinvestmentopportunitiesintheStatewiththeConfederationofIndian
IndustryCIIdecidingtoorganiseitsflagshipinternationalinvestorsmeet
namedPartnershipSummithereinJanuary.CIIisholdingtheeventin
partnershipwiththeStateGovernmentandthesupportoftheDepartmentof
IndustrialPolicyandPromotionMinistryofCommerceandIndustry.
Officialshavenotyetfinalisedthedatesandvenueofthesummit.Asperthe
directionsoftheChiefMinister,itwillbehostedattheconventioncentre
beingbuiltbyAndhraUniversityontheBeachRoadiftheconstructionis
completedbythen.Otherwise,officialmayoptforHotelNovotel.CII-Delhi
iscoordinatingthearrangementsfortheeventthefirstbeingheldpostbifurcation.Industrysourcessaythat1,200to1,500delegatesareexpected
toattend,andover40percentofthemwillbefromabroad.TheNew
IndustrialPolicyandmissiondocumentsunveiledbytheStateGovernment
andthethrustbeingattachedtoMakeinAPcampaignarelikelytoget
primefocusduringthedeliberations.
EXPLOITATION OF CONTRACT WORKERS IN DOCKYARD
DECRIED
TheAllIndiaDefenceEmployeesFederationAIDEFhasdemandedthatthe
CentrepayeitherRs.500perdayorRs.15,000permonthasminimum
wageforcontractworkersofNavalDockyard.ThelargestNavalDockyard
inAsiaNavalDockyardVisakhapatnamemploys15,000employeesand,of
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them,10,000arecontractworkers.Theseworkersarepaidmeagrewages
andhavenoparitywiththeirregularcounterparts,accordingtoAIDEFthe
country.HesaidthattheVIIPayCommissionReportwasdueandoncethat
wasreleased,thefuturecourseofactionwouldbedecided.ENCCivil
EmployeesUniongeneralsecretaryJ.AtchutaRaowaspresent.Outof
15,000employeesintheVizagunit,10,000areworkingoncontractbasis,
sayAIDEFleaders
VAREVAH ITS HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS Alistofinnovative
preparationsloadedwithnutritionsuchasbottlegourdandcarrotcutlet,
crispiesmadeofoats,chickenkobbaripulusu,tresharbagsadeepfried
snack,kakarakayapallilastuffingcurry,andmunchubooreluwerebroughtout
byover200womenwhomadetheirwaytotakepartinVantintiMaharaniof
VisakhapatnamcontestheldonSunday.Theplatformgaveanopportunityfor
womentodishoutavarietyoftraditionaldelicaciesfromrecipespassedonto
themeitherbytheirmothersormothersinlaw.Soon,thevenueturnedintoan
interactivesessionascelebritychefsSanjayThummaandhiswifeRagini,
popularonZeeTeluguchannelculinaryshowVarevah,madetheirpresence
feltnotjustbyinteractingwiththeparticipantsbutalsosharingtheir
unforgettableexperiencesintheculinaryworld.Cookinginawell-defined
studioattimesmakesmefeelbored.Thiskindoflivelyshowoffersmethe
much-requiredbreaktogetrechargedandprovidesabetterscopefor
exchanginginnovativemethodsofcooking,saidMr.Sanjay.Beforedonning
theroleofajudgeatthecontestorganisedbyNaturralleRefinedSunflower
Oil,aproductofSaraiwwallaAggrrRefineriesLimited(SARL),he
demonstratedhowagakarakayafrycanbepreparedinaninstant.Objective
ExplainingtheobjectiveofthecontestbeingconductedacrosstheStateand
Telangana,brandmanagerofSARLBalasubramanyamsays,Apartfrom
providingacommonplatformforhomemakerstoshowcasetheirculinary
skills,thefocusismoreonpromotinghealthycookingconcepts.Thetitle
VantintiMaharaniofVisakhapatnamwasawardedtoSairaBhanufor

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bringingoutathree-layereddessertchickendelight.Thefirstlayeris
madeofhibiscusjelly,thesecondonecomprisesphenidippedin
homemadegrapejuiceandthethirdlayercontainschickenhalwa.The
trickliesinarrangingthesethreelayersinawineglass,explainedthe
winnerofthecontest.V.NirmalaandSudhaRaniweretheother
contestantswhowonthefirstandsecondrunner-uptitlesfordishingout
coconutbreadrollsandginniboorelu.Thiskindoflivelyshowprovides
abetterscopeforexchanginginnovativemethodsofcookingSanjay
ThummaCelebritychef
WHERE ART IS STILL CONVENTIONAL Theartscenein
Bangladeshisnotverydeveloped,theartistsuseconventionalmedium
likepaperandcanvas.Theyareyettobeexposedtonewmedia,city
basedartistRaviKattakurihassaid.Recallinghisexperienceatthefive
dayartcamporganisedaspartofSMSultanFestivalatNarailin
Bangladesh,theartistsaidthatartscenewasmostlyconcentratedin
BangladeshcapitalcityDhakaandtherewaslittleexposureforartistsin
thatcountry.Ravi,whowasinvitedbytheSheikMohammedSultan
ShishuCharuOKarukolaFoundationandBengalFoundationaspartof
a16-artistgroupfromBangladesh,IndiaandGermanytoparticipatein
theannualSMSultanFestival,saiditwasalearningexperience.SM
Sultanwasaworldrenownedpainterwholivedinthesmalltownof
NarailonthebanksofriverChitra.TheartcampconductedfromAugust
25to30wasapartoftheculturalfestivalthatincludedsomeclassical
danceperformancesandotherculturalperformances.Theorganisersof
culturaleventshavealottolearnfromsuchevents,artisnotonlyan
integralpartofsuchfestivalsbutalsothemostimportantcomponent,
Ravisaidcomparingthescenarioherewhereartisnotperceivedasa
partoftheculturalfestivals.BoatraceOurvisittimedwiththeannual
boatraceontheriver.Peoplefromneighbouringvillagestoodescended

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ontheplacetowitnesstheevent.Thecrowdwholinedupontheriver
banksenthusiasticallyencouragedtherowers,anditwasawonderfulsight
tosee,Ravirecalled.Allthroughthefive-daycampartenthusiasts
throngedthevenueandtheywereverycuriousaboutthemediumwehad
usedinourworksandwantedtoknowwhywehadselectedthecolours.
Theirenthusiasmwasinfectious.Aftersometimetheorganisersrestricted
theirentrytogiveussometimetodoourwork,hesaid.
WELLNESS INDUSTRY GROWING FAST Visakhapatnamand
VijayawadaGunturcapitalregionhavebrightscopeforpromotionof
wellnessindustrywiththeStategovernmentsNewTourismPolicyreiterating
theresolvetodeveloptheareasintotouristhubs,accordingtoBeautyand
WellnessSectorSkillCouncilChairpersonVandanaLuthra.Ms.Luthra,
founderofVLCCgroup,toldTheHinduthatwithphenomenalrisein
awarenessonbeautyandwellness,thecravingtolookyoung,slimand
healthyandimpactofsocialmedia,theimportanceofwellnesssectorwas
growing.AsIndiahasemergedasthethirdbiggestcountrywithobese
peopleaftertheUnitedStatesandChina,theneedtofurtherpopulariseon
howtostayfitassumesimportance.Shesaidbeautyandwellnessareais
notonlyrestrictedtotherich.WithEMIoption,counsellingandavailability
ofchemical-freeproducts,everyonecangoforconsultationandtreatment.
Ms.Luthrasaidwellnessindustrywasgrowingfastat20to22percent
year-on-year.TheindustryisworthRs.70,000crore.TheGovernmentof
Indiaunderskilldevelopmentprogrammewantstocreateonelakhtrained
peopleinthesector.Askedtocommentonallegationsofquestionable
practicesbysomepeopleinwellnessandspacentres,shesaid
ConfederationofIndianIndustryundertheinitiativeofNationalSkill
DevelopmentCorporationdecidedtoissuecertificationtobeautyand
wellnesscentresaspartofregulation.300centresCommentingonsuccess
storyofVLCCaftersettingupasasmallcentre26yearsago,shesaidthey
alreadyhave300pluscentresacrossthecountry.Theyarelookingat

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increasingtheirpresenceabroad.Ms.Luthrasaidtheyhadplanstosetupa
campuswithdeemeduniversitycentreatNOIDAtoimpartshortandlongtermcoursesinbeautyandwellnessbusiness.Statingthattheindustryhad
beenprovidingemploymenttoseveralthousandunemployedyouth,she
saidthegovernmentaswellastheindustryhadnowrealisedthegrowing
needtocreatetrainedmanpowertorenderbetterservicetotheclients.
HEAVY RAIN LIKELY IN NEXT THREE DAYS Awomanwas
reportedmissinginthefloodwatersafteraculvertwaswashedawaydue
toheavyraininthedistrictduringthepastfewdays.Culvertsandbridges
weredamagednearKodapallivillageofG.Madugulamandalandat
ChodavaramandNarsipatnaminthedistrict.Reservoirsinthedistrictwere
brimmingwithwater.Heavyrainwouldoccuratisolatedplacesin
Srikakulam,Vizianagaram,Visakhapatnam,EastGodavari,WestGodavari,
KrishnaandGunturdistrictsAndhraPradeshduringthenextthreedays,
accordingtotheIMDwebsite.Thesouthwestmonsoonhasbeenactive
overcoastalAndhraPradesh.Thelowpressureareaoverwestcentraland
adjoiningnorthwestBayofBengaloffsouthOdishaandnorthAPcoast
persists.RainoccurredatmanyplacesovercoastalAndhraPradeshandat
isolatedplacesoverRayalaseema.Thechiefamountsofrainfall(recorded
incm)incoastalAPduringthelast24hoursending8.30a.m.onSunday
are:Avanigadda(Krishna)11,Ambajipeta(EastGodavari)9,
Merakamudidam(Vizianagaram)9,Narsipatnam(Visakhapatnam)8,
Chintapalle(Visakhapatnam)7,Paderu(Visakhapatnam)6,Narsapuram
(WestGodavari)6,Owk(Kurnool)5,Vuyyuru(Krishna),Kalingapatnam
(Srikakulam),Komarada(Vizianagaram),Garividi(Vizianagaram),
Ranasthalam(Srikakulam),andCheepurupalle(Vizianagaram)4each,
Yelamanchili(Visakhapatnam),Therlam(Vizianagaram),Rajahmundry(East
Godavari),Machilipatnam(Krishna),Tanuku(WestGodavari),Gantyada
(Vizianagaram),Mangalagiri(Guntur),Amalapuram(EastGodavari),and
Peddapuram(EastGodavari)3each.Bhimadole(WestGodavari),

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Peddapuram(EastGodavari),Vepada(Vizianagaram),Ichchapuram
(Srikakulam),Srungavarapukota(Vizianagaram),Eluru(WestGodavari),
Repalle(Guntur),Sompeta(Srikakulam),Visakhapatnam,Prathipadu(East
Godavari),Tiruvuru(Krishna),Gudivada(Krishna),ArakuValley
(Visakhapatnam),Ardhaveedu(Prakasam),Bheemunipatnam
(Visakhapatnam),Vizianagaram,Palakonda(Srikakulam),Tuni(East
Godavari)andGajapathinagaram(Vizianagaram)2each.
DOG STERILISATION A TALL ORDER FOR GVMC Withthe
shockingincidentofatoddlergettingmauledtodeathbystraydogs,the
GVMCplanstosterilise30,000dogsinthenextthreemonthsbyropingin
theAnimalHusbandryDepartment.However,comparedtothepresent
pace,itisatallorder.Asofnow,onanaverage,theGVMCatitsshelterat
Arilovaiscarryingout15to20surgeriesandanNGOabout20.Oftheone
lakhstraydogpopulationthecityhas,70,000havesofarbeencovered
undertheanimalbirthcontrol(ABC)programme.ABCprogrammeTomeet
thestifftargetofsterilising30,000dogsinthreemonths,awhopping330
operationshavetobeperformedeveryday.Atleastsevenshelterswillbe
openedattheveterinarydispensariesoftheStateGovernmentinthecityto
takeupthesterilisationundertheABCprogramme.Veterinaryassistant
surgeons,alongwithamemberofanNGOrecognisedbytheAnimal
WelfareBoard,wouldalsoidentifyferociousdogsthatcouldbeputtosleep
usingastandardoperatingprocedure.TheGVMCofficialswilladdressa
formallettertotheAnimalHusbandryDepartmenttoopenthesheltersand
spareveterinaryassistantsurgeonsforthesterilisationdrive.Ateachofthe
centres,10to15surgeriesareplannedtobeperformed,saysources.Drive
continuesThedrivetocatchstraydogscontinuedforthesecondday.On
Sunday,fromtheSubmarineMuseumtoNTRStatueandfromthereto
HarbourParkandSiripuram,atotalof16werecaught.OnSaturday,the20
dogscaughtwerehandedovertotheNGOastheGVMCshelterwasfull.
Fourofthedogswerenotsterilised.Thecivicbodyplanstosterilise30,000
straysinthenextthreemonthsbyropinginAnimalHusbandryDept.
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SPECIAL PACKAGE WILL NOT SERVE ANY PURPOSE Special


categorystatusiswhatAndhraPradeshisneededandspecialpackagebeing
broughtintolightnowwillnotservethepurposeoftheStatewhichisfacing
severefinancialcrunchandneedsalotofsupport,YSRCMPY.V.Subba
ReddysaidhereonMonday.ChiefMinisterN.ChandrababuNaiduisnot
demandingtheCentretoaccordthespecialstatusduetohisselfishends,he
said.OnTuesdayYSRCchiefJaganmohanReddywouldinteractwithcity
studentsandunemployedyouthatthePortKalavaniauditoriumfrom10
a.m.onthebenefitsAPwithspecialcategorystatus.
MOU FOR MAKING JAGGERY POWDER AcharyaN.G.Ranga
AgriculturalUniversityhassignedaMoUwithtwoprivateindustrialunits,
providingthemthetechnologyrequiredtomakejaggerypowder.University
ViceChancellorK.PadmaRajuandDirector,Research,K.RajaReddy,
signedtheMoUwithrepresentativesofChakravarthiAgriFoodsofTirupati
andKVLBioProductsofHyderabadatAnakapalleRegionalAgriculture
ResearchStationonMonday.ANGRAUtiesupwithtwoprivateindustrial
unitstomaketheproduct
MILITARY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND
INDIA SIGNIFICANT Theinauguraleditionofthebiennialbilateral
maritimeexercisebetweenIndiaandAustraliaAUSINDEX15concluded
hereonMonday.Theactivitybroughttogethershipsandaircraftfromboth
countriestostrengthenDefencecooperationundertheFrameworkfor
SecurityCooperationannouncedbythePrimeMinistersofAustraliaand
Indiain2014.Theprofessionalismdisplayedbyalltheunitsinvolvedhas
beenmostimpressive.Thepersonalinteractionbetweenthetwonaviesand
ourRAAFP3crewhasalsobeenexcellent,AustraliasDefenceAdviserin
IndiaSheldonWilliamssaidattheendoftheexercise.Attheclosing
ceremony,alltheCommandingOfficersoftheparticipatingshipsagreedthat
theexerciseobjectiveshavebeensuccessfullyachieved.Thisexercisehas
deliveredrealbenefitsforbothourcountries,enablingthetwonaviesto
practisetheirseamanshipandoperationalskills.Welookforwardtohosting
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thenextexerciseinAustraliain2017,headded.AustraliasHeadNavy
CapabilityRearAdmiralJonathanMead,whowashereforpartofthe
exercise,saidtherelationshipbetweenthetwomilitarieswasstrategically
significant.IndiaremainsoneofAustraliaskeysecuritypartnersinthe
IndianOceanandAsia-Pacific,RearAdmiralMeadsaidinastatement.
Inauguraleditionofthebiennialbilateralmaritimeexerciseconcludes
DRIVE AGAINST LAYOUTS CONTINUES VUDAsdriveagainst
unauthorisedlayoutsinitspurviewcontinuedonMonday.Thestructures
formedaspartofdevelopmentinthefollowinglayoutsweredestroyed
sevenacrelayoutinSurveyNo.28and29atLankelapaleminAnakapalle
mandal;sevenacresinSurveyNo.209,10acresinSurveyNo.202,15
acresinSurveyNos.169,170,and181,threeacresinSurveyNo.178,
3.2acresinSurveyNo.157,12.3acresinSurveyNos.272,275,and
276(allatSaripalliinPendurtimandal);10acresinSurveyNos.205/p,
206/p,207/p,and5.4acresinSurveyNos.220/pand221/pofPeda
TadiwadainDenkadamandalofVizianagaramdistrict;6.3acresinSurvey
Nos.154and155/p,andsevenacresinSurveyNos.196,197and211of
RagoluinSrikakulammandal.VUDAV-CT.BaburaoNaiducautioned
peopleagainstbuyingplotsintheselayouts.
NORMAL BUT LATE, MONSOON LEAVES FARMERS
DISAPPOINTED ThoughaggregatefigureswouldsayAndhraPradesh
hasreceivednormalrainfall,belyingthedeficitmonsoonforecastbythe
IndiaMeteorologicalDepartmentIMDbackinJune,farmershavelittle
causeforcheerduringthiskharifseason.Unevenlydistributedheavyrains,
whichoccurredlongafterthesowingperiod,wouldbeoflittleusetokharif
farmerswhile,however,servingtobringupthegroundwatertable.The
districtrainfallfiguresareaveragesforthewholedistrictanddonotreflect
therealitythatitwasexcessinsomepocketsanddeficitinsomeothers.
TheIndiaMeteorologicalDepartment(IMD)classifiesarainfalldeparture
of19percenteitherwayasnormal.Theisolatedheavyrains,whichhave

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lashedthetwoTelugustatesinrecentdays,havebeenoflittleusetokharif
farmers.Theydidnotoccurwhentheywereneeded.Hadtheyoccurredin
June,cropyieldswouldhavebeenhigh,saidS.S.V.S.Ramakrishna,
professorintheDepartmentofMeteorologyandOceanographyofAndhra
University.EastGodavari,Visakhapatnam,andVizianagaramdistricts
receivedexcessrainthisseason,whileGuntur,Krishna,Nellore,Prakasam,
Srikakulam,WestGodavari,Anantapur,Chittor,andKadapareceived
normalrainfall.Kurnoolhasbeentheonlydeficitdistrictsofar(tillSeptember
16),accordingtotheIMDwebsite.IncoastalAP,Visakhapatnamdistrict,
with46percentabovenormalrainfall,toppedthelist.Themetsub-division
asawholehassofarreceived19percentabovenormalrainfall.Inthe
Rayalaseemametsub-division,Anantapurrecorded17percentabove
normalrainfallandthesub-divisionasawholereceived3percentbelow
normalrainfall.MetscientistssaidtheStatecanexpectrainsforanadditional
oneweekto10days.Butthen,ifwegetgalesandheavyrainsduringthe
cycloneseason,standingcropswouldbedamaged,Prof.Ramakrishnasaid.
ThoughthesouthwestmonsoonnormallyendsonSeptember30,theactual
withdrawalofthemonsoonwouldbearoundOctober12.Anyrainreceived
afterOctober1isclassifiedaspost-monsoonrain.Thoughtherainfallwas
deficitforthewholeofIndia,coastalAPreceivedgoodrainfall,butnot
Rayalaseema,accordingtoDirectoroftheCycloneWarningCentreK.
RamachandraRao.Unevenlydistributedheavyrains,whichoccurredlong
afterthesowingperiod,wouldbeoflittleusetokhariffarmers
CRICKET LOVERS RECALL DALMIYAS SERVICES Thelate
JagmohanDalmiyahadaspecialconsiderationfortheACAandVDCAand
thankstohim,duringhisearliertenureasBCCIpresident,theultramodern
ACAVDCAstadiumcouldbeconstructedwithoutanyproblem,theVDCA
andcricketloversrecalled.DalmiyahadpassedawayinKolkotaonSunday
night.ItwasduringtheworkingcommitteemeetingofBCCIheldhereduring
1986thatDalmiyahadannouncedafundforconstructionofthestadiumand

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VDCAandACAstartedtheworkinrightearnest,VDCAgeneralsecretary
K.Parthasaradhi,whowasearliertreasurerofACAandconvenorofthe
stadiumconstructioncommitteeP.R.Narayanaswamiremembered,while
payingrichtributestoDalmiya.LifememberofACAandveteranjournalist
andcommentatorA.PrasannaKumarpaidtributestoDalmiyaandrecalled
hisadministrativecapabilities.Mr.NarayanaswamisaidtheBCCIpresident
visitedthestadiumsiteanddirectedthethenarchitectofthestadiumto
drawsuitableplanstoensurethatthespectatorsdispersedwithin10
minutesafterthematchended.Dalmiyahadinauguratedthepavilionblock
ofthestadiumduringApril2001inthepresenceofthethenpresidentof
ACAD.V.SubbaRaoandsecretaryN.VenkataRao,whoplayeda
significantroleinmakingthestadiumareality,andothers.Mr.Parthasaradhi
saidDalmiyawasalegendandnoonecouldreplacehim.Hehaddoneso
muchforVDCAandACAwhenthefundpositionwasnotgood.Notjust
DalmiyabuttheCricketAssociationofBengalsupportedVDCAandACA.
HerecalledDalmiyaalongwithhiswifeandoffice-bearersofCABvisiting
VisakhapatnamfortheIndia-PakistanODIduring2005.ThelateDalmiya
duringhisprevioustenurehadtakenstepsthattotallychangedthefaceof
cricketinIndiaandlaterallovertheworldandmadeBCCIoneofthe
richestsportsbodiesintheworld.PensionintroducedHehadintroduced
pensionsfortheformerTestcricketersandumpiretostartwithandlateron
theBCCIextendedthesupporttoRanjitrophyplayersandumpiresand
alsoextendingmedicalreimbursementfacilityandpensiontotheplayers
wifeafterhisdeath,whichwasagreathelpfortheplayerswhoneedalotof
supportintheirlateage,Mr.Parthasaradhisaid.AUhonorarydegreeIt
mayberecalledthatDalmiyareceivedanhonoraryD.Litt.fromAndhra
UniversityduringitsconvocationonAugust22,1997.Presidentthe
VisakhapatnamCricketClubN.SubramanyamandsecretaryN.Suwacha
RajalsocondoledthedeathofDalmiya.Dalimiyahaddonesomuchfor
VDCAandACAwhenthefundpositionwasnotgoodK.Parthasaradhi
VDCAgeneralsecretary
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WORK ON NEW BEACH YET TO PICK UP PACE Withmostofthe


civilworksbeingcompletedandastormwaterdrainregularised,thenew
beachcomingupatLawsonsBayisnowsetfordevelopmentofgreenery.
Withshootsfromtinyshrubsgreetingvisitorsamidthewelllaidpathwayand
moundsofearthontheincompleteparkinglot,thebeachfrontisyettobe
sprucedup,readiedandopened.Majorworkofregularisingthedrainwas
completed.Priortothattheentirestretchuptotheseawaslikeapond.
Workondivertingthesullagefromthestormwaterdraintoasumpand
fromtheretoAppuGharsewagetreatmentplantisyettobegin.Asapartof
developingthebeach,thecremationgroundnearbyhasbeengivenafacelift
andcompoundwallconstructed.Communitytoiletsarebeingconstructedto
checkopendefecation.Thoughtheworkbeganthreeyearsago,cyclone
Hudhudbroughteverythingtoastandstill.Subsequently,officialsindicated
thattheworkwouldbecompletedbyMay2015.OftheRs.13croreofthe
estimatedcost,sofarRs.10crorehasbeenspentonthecivilworks.Itis
learntthatatleastanotherRs.2croreisrequiredtoreadythebeach.The
beachdevelopmenthasbeentakenupwithVisakhapatnamPortTrust
funding51percentcashcomponentpayablebyittoGVMC.Horticulture
workWithgroundcovershrubsplantedafortnightago,thehorticulture
workhashardlybegun.ItisexpectedtostretchuptoNovember.However,
withtheInternationalFleetReviewapproaching,thebeachisexpectedto
bereadybythen.Ofthefiveacreslandonwhichthebeachisbeing
developed,2.75to3acresisearmarkedforgreenery.Theexecutionis
handicappedbylackofalandscapingconsultant,itislearnt.
A TRIBUTE TO NAVYS MIGHT TwoexpeditionsoftheEasternNaval
CommandoftheIndianNavyaMultiComponentExpeditionanda
mountaineeringexpeditionalongwithtwootherNavalexpeditions,was
receivedatRajpathinNewDelhionSundayandthemembersfelicitatedby
ChiefofNavalStaffRobinDhowan.ThemountaineeringexpeditiontoMt.
Kun7,077metres,thesecondhighestpeakoftheZanskarregionofJ&K,
tocommemoratethegoldenjubileeofthefirstsuccessfulIndianexpedition
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vacancies
For Placement Info - contact : 09494520019
visitus:www.hobbyindia.net
CRUISE LINES VACCANCIES AND SALARY LIST
Able Seaman Entry Level Salary $1600-1800/month.
Anordinaryseamancomes
onboardtolearnships
maintenance,painting,
cleaning,knot-making,
watch-standingduties,tying
downtheship,rigging,
lookoutresponsibilitiesand
othertypesofseamanship.
Accountant - Salary $3400-3600/
month.
Preparesbalancesheets,
profitandlossstatements,
andotherfinancialreports.
Responsibilitiesalsoinclude
analyzingtrends,costs,
revenues,financial
commitments,and
obligationsincurredto
predictfuturerevenuesand
expenses.Reports
organizationsfinancesto
management,andoffers
suggestionsaboutresource
utilization,taxstrategies,
andassumptionsunderlying

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budgetforecasts.Mayrequire
abachelorsdegreein
accountingand0-2yearsof
experienceinthefieldorina
relatedarea.Hasknowledge
ofcommonly-usedconcepts,
practices,andprocedures
withinaparticularfield.Relies
oninstructionsandpreestablishedguidelinesto
performthefunctionsofthe
job.Worksunderimmediate
supervision.Primaryjob
functionsdonottypically
requireexercising
independentjudgment.
Activity Coordinator -Salary $20002800/month.
Organizesandprovides
programcontentforsocial
eventsforanorganizationor
groupofpeople.Requiresa
highschooldiplomaorits
equivalentand2-4yearsof
experienceinthefieldorina
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andprocedureswithina
particularfield.Relieson
limitedexperienceand
judgmenttoplanand
accomplishgoals.Performsa
varietyoftasks.Worksunder
generalsupervision;
typicallyreportstoa
supervisorormanager.
Administrative Assistant - Salary
$2400-3200/month.
Performsavarietyof
administrativefunctions.
Schedulesappointments,
givesinformationtocallers,
andtakesdictation.
Composesmemos,
transcribesnotes,and
researchesandcreates
presentations.Generates
reports,handlesmultiple
projects,andpreparesand
monitorsinvoicesand
expensereports.Mayassist
withcompilingand
developingtheannual
budget.Requiresahigh
schooldiplomawith0-2
yearsofexperienceinthe
fieldorinarelatedarea.Has
knowledgeofcommonlyusedconcepts,practices,
andprocedureswithina
particularfield.Relieson
instructionsandpre-

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establishedguidelinesto
performthefunctionsofthe
job.Worksunderimmediate
supervision.
Aerobic/Fitness Instructor -Salary
$1900-2000/month.
Responsibilities include providing
safe and educational group
exercise classes. Interacts with
exercise class participants to
ensure that exercises are carried
out in a safe and effective
manner. Teaches the class at the
appropriate level for all
participants. Suggests modified
exercises for individuals as
needed. Always starts and ends
class on time.
Assistant Bar Manager - Salary
$2600- 3000/month.
Youwillberesponsiblefor
managingthedaytoday
businessanddevelopyour
staffthroughtrainingand
ensurethehigheststandard
ofservicewhichwillexceed
thecustomersexpectation.A
knowledgeofcocktailsand
menudesignwouldbe
advantageous,alongwith
attentiontodetailanda
proventrackrecordof
achievingfinancialresults.

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Assistant Cabin Steward


Stewardess - Salary $1800-2000/
month.

Generally oversees the entire operation


of the food and beverage department.
Responsibilities include, but are not
limited to restaurants, lounges, and
banquet facilities.

Cleaningofassignedpublic
areasandpassengercabins,
passengerlaundryrequests
asdirectedbycabin
stewards.Noexperience
required.

Assistant Head Chef - Salary


$4200-4600/month.
Responsibleforallofthe
operationsofthekitchens.
Createsandupdatesmenus
tomaximizeprofitsand
minimizeloss.Testsand
developsrecipes.Monitors
customersatisfaction.
Maintainsinventoryof
kitchensuppliesandfood.
Ensuresthatfoodand
facilitiesmeetall
governmentalregulations.

Assistant Casino Manager Salary $2600-3000/month.


Responsiblefordaily
operationsofthecasino.
Performsaccounting
functionsandmanagesstaff.
ReportstoCasinoManager.
Assistant Chief Housekeeper Salary $2400-2600/month.

Assistant Hotel Manager - Salary


$4200-4500/month.

Responsibleformanaging
staffandoverseeing
operations.ReportstoChief
Housekeeper.

Ensurethattheday-to-day
operationsoftheirvarious
departmentsmeetthe
standardssetbytheHotel
manager.Responsiblefor
personnel,accountingand
officeadministration,
marketingandsales,
purchasing,security,
maintenance,and
recreationalfacilities.

Assistant Cruise Director - Salary


$2600-2800/month.
Overseesandschedules
CruiseStaffandactivities
programsforpassengers.
Assistant Food and Beverage
Assistant - Salary $2300-2600/
month.

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Assistant Laundry Supervisor Salary $1400-1600/month.

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Managesthedaily
operationsofalaundry
department.Assignsand
reviewstheworkofa
laundryemployeesengaged
inreceiving,washing,
ironing,packagingand
deliveringlaundrytovarious
departments.

Overseesstaffand
operationsofthegiftshop.

Assistant Pastry Chef- Salary


$1400-1600/month.

Bar Manager - Salary $3000-3800/


month.

Reportingdirectlytothe
HeadPastryChef.The
PastryChefsmusthavea
minimumofthreeyears
experienceinthepastry
field.Adegreefromapostsecondaryculinaryarts
programispreferred.

Responsibleforallbar
departmentactivities
includingaccounting
functions.

Assistant Shore Excursion


Manager - Salary $2400/3400/
month.
Responsiblefororganizing
andoverseeingshore
excursionsatvariousports.

Bar Supervisor - Salary $24002800/month.


AssistsBarmanagerwith
schedulinganddaily
operations.

Assistant Production Manager Salary $2000-2400/month.

Bar Waiter Waitress - Salary


$1800-3000/month.

Responsibleforensuringthe
productionqualityofall
showsandpublicevents.

Servesbeveragesto
passengersandreportsto
BarSupervisor.

Assistant Salon Manager - Salary


$1600-2400/month.

Bartender - Salary $1800-2800/


month.

Overseesstaffand
operationsofthesalon.
ReportstoSalonManager.

Servesbeveragesinlounges
andondeck.

Assistant Shop Manager - Salary


$1800-2400/month.

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received and issued to cooks.


Cabin Steward Stewardess Salary $1400-2400/month.

Bell Boy - Salary $1400-1800/


month.
Responsibleforroomservice
requests.Noexperience
required.

Cleaningofassignedpublic
areasandpassengercabins,
passengerlaundryrequests.
Noexperiencerequired.

Bell Captain - Salary $1600-2200/


month.

Casino Cashier - Salary $16002600/month.

Schedulesandoverseesstaff
functions.Entryleveltraining
provided.
Busboy - Salary $1200-1400/month.
Responsibleforbusingtables.
Noexperiencerequired.
Butcher - Salary $1500-2000/month.
Cuts, trims, bones, ties, and grinds
meats, using butchers cutlery and
powered equipment, such as electric
grinder and band saw, to portion and
prepare meat in cooking form: Cuts,
trims, and bones carcass sections or
prime cuts, using knives, meat saw,
cleaver, and band saw, to reduce to
cooking cuts, such as roasts, steaks,
chops, stew cubes, and grinding meat.
Cuts and weighs steaks and chops for
individual servings. Tends electric
grinder to grind meat. Shapes and ties
roasts. May estimate requirements and
requisition or order meat supply. May
receive, inspect, and store meat upon
delivery. May record quantity of meat

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This job consists of receiving and


paying out money and keeping records
of exchange transactions in the
shipboard casino. Persons in this
position will provide customer
assistance through the exchange of
various types of monetary notes, coins,
credit and casino chips and helpful
information. Cashiers are responsible
for smooth, efficient and accurate
monetary exchange. Persons holding
this position are required to maintain
cage security as well as accuracy of
various reports regarding authorization
forms, reconciliation of transactions
and exchange summary reports.
Cashiers must also provide excellent
customer service by assisting and
providing helpful information.
Casino Dealer - Salary $1600-2800/
month.
Runningcasinogamessuch
asblackjack,rouletteand
baccarat.

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mustpossessabasic
understandingofPC
configurations,operating
systems,majorsoftware
titlesandcurrenttechnology.

Casino Manager - Salary $32004200/month.


Responsibleforall
operationsrelatedtocasino
departmentincluding
managementand
accounting.

Computer Technician - Salary


$3200-4800/month.
The job responsibilities can range from
basic PC Technician work to
implementing a network and working
with hubs/routers/switches.

Chief Housekeeper - Salary


$3400-4000/month.
Responsibleforall
operationsofthe
housekeepingdepartment.

Cosmetologist - Salary $2200-3200/


month.

Cleaner - Salary $900-1600/


month.

Providequalityfacial&body
treatments,waxing,and
Manicures&Pedicures.

Responsibleforcleaning
assignedpassengerareas.
Noexperiencerequired.

Crew Purser - Salary $1400-2200/


month.

Comedians - Salary $1600-2800/


month.

Provideadministrative
supportfortheshipandcrew
byprocessingcrew
paperworkandassistwithall
crew-relatedmatters.

Performingliveshows,
extensiveexperience
required.
Computer Systems Hardware
Technician - Salary $3200-4800/
month.

Cruise Director - Salary $45007000/month.


Responsibleforallonboard
entertainmentandactsas
masterofceremonies.

Qualifiedcandidatewillhave
ahighschooldiplomaor
equivalent,relevantwork
experienceinacomputer
repairenvironmentand

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Cruise Staff - Salary $1900-2600/


month.

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Runningpassengeractivities,
assistingpassengerswith
luggageandproviding
customerservice.No
experiencerequired.
Dining Room Manager - Salary
$3200- 4000/month.
Overseesfoodandbeverage
departmentincluding
assigningworktasksand
implementingproceduresand
training.
Disc Jockey - Salary $1800-2200/
month.
Extensivemusicbackground
rangingfromvarious
decades.
Dishwasher- Salary $900-1400/
month.
Washesandstacksdishes.
Noexperiencerequired.
Doctor - Salary $4600-6200/month.
Providetreatmentto
passengersandcrew
members.Musthavecurrent
licenseandexperiencewith
varioustypesofmedicine
suchasemergency,internal
andprimarycare.

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Electrician - Salary $2000-2600/


month.
AnElectricianTechnicianwill
beexceptedworkonelectrical
projectsandelectrical
maintenancewithlittle
supervision.Theposition
wouldbeexpectedtoinstall
andmaintainhighvoltageup
480vandlowvoltagedownto
12vdc.Thepositionwouldalso
requiretheabilitytoinstalland
maintainvariouscomponents
ofelectricalcontrolsand
automation.
First Cook - Salary $1800-2600/
month.
Idealbackground
includescookinginahotel/
resortorcountryclubwitha
strongfocusonguestservice.
Responsibleforsupervising
secondandthirdcooks;
performsculinarydutiesasset
bychiefchef.
Floor Supervisor - Salary $22002600/month.
Responsibleforsupervising
cabinstewardsandensuring
cleanlinessofcabins.Entry
leveltrainingprovided.
Florist - Salary $1600-2000/month.

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Responsible for performing hand and


foot treatments, evaluating clients
needs and recommending appropriate
treatments.
Night Auditor - Salary $2400-3000/
month.
Compare and review multiple reports to
ensure completeness and accuracy of
the daily transactions processed in the
different outlets
Ensure that manual charges and
adjustments are approved by managers
or supervisors
Ensure that manual transactions have
proper documentation
Run credit card transactions interface
for the multiple properties
Handle guests requests as needed
Compare deposit logs to the daily
cashiers shift reports for accuracy and
completeness

withcurrentlicensure;
AmbulatoryorSpecialtyarea
experiencepreferred;CPR
HealthcareProvider
certificationmandatory.
Pastry Chef - Salary $1400-2000/
month.
Culinarydegreeinpreferred.
Atleastfiveyears
experienceasaPastrychef
inahighvolumemultioutlet
fullserviceoperation.
Photographer - Salary $2000-2200/
month.
Strong dimensional design and
technical ability. Responsible for
taking portraits and processing.
Plumber - Salary $2000-2400/
month.
Pool Attendant/Lifeguards Salary $1600-1800/month.

superviseswimmers
andbatherstoprevent
accidentsandmake
suretheyfollowsafety
regulations

rescueswimmersin
difficultyandprovide
first-aidtreatmentif
required

Identify, correct and/or address any


variances found in the process
Maintain management informed of
situations encountered and any
decisions made
Nurse - Salary $2800-3800/month.
Graduateofanaccredited
SchoolofRegisteredNursing,

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educatethecommunity
inwatersafety

placesignsorbarriers
towarnofdangerous
conditionsorareas,and
makesureusersare
awareofpotential
dangers

Preparesvariousfood
productsforrestaurantand
banquetoperations,guest
consumptionandenjoyment.
Entryleveltrainingprovided.
Production Manager - Salary
$2400-3200/month.
Overseesproductionshows
andsupervisingstaff.

cautionpeople
behavinginanunsafe
mannerandexpel
thosewhorefuseto
cooperate

Radio Officer - Salary $2400-2800/


month.
Receptionist - Salary $1800/2600/
month.

reportincidentsto
managementorother
authorities

PrimarySkills:Word;Excel;
PowerPoint;Multi-line.Entry
leveltrainingprovided.

designandimplement
emergencyprocedures

Restaurant Manager - Salary


$2600-3400/month.

undertakebasicwater
qualitycontroland
testingprocedures

maintainrescue
equipment

careforlostchildren

performbasic
administrativeduties
suchaswritingreports.

Thepositionreportstothe
GeneralManagerandis
accountableforthe
operationalresultsforthe
shift.
Retail Sales Person - Salary
$1400-2200/month.
Provensalesability,
computerexperience,and
friendlyphonepersonality,
integrity,andenthusiasm
complementyourdesirefor

Prep Cook- Salary $1400-1800/


month.

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withcurrentlicensure;
AmbulatoryorSpecialtyarea
experiencepreferred;CPR
HealthcareProvider
certificationmandatory.

Responsible for performing hand and


foot treatments, evaluating clients
needs and recommending appropriate
treatments.
Night Auditor - Salary $2400-3000/
month.

Pastry Chef - Salary $1400-2000/


month.

Compare and review multiple reports to


ensure completeness and accuracy of
the daily transactions processed in the
different outlets

Culinarydegreeinpreferred.
Atleastfiveyears
experienceasaPastrychef
inahighvolumemultioutlet
fullserviceoperation.

Ensure that manual charges and


adjustments are approved by managers
or supervisors

Photographer - Salary $2000-2200/


month.

Ensure that manual transactions have


proper documentation

Strong dimensional design and


technical ability. Responsible for
taking portraits and processing.

Run credit card transactions interface


for the multiple properties

Plumber - Salary $2000-2400/


month.

Handle guests requests as needed


Compare deposit logs to the daily
cashiers shift reports for accuracy and
completeness

Pool Attendant/Lifeguards Salary $1600-1800/month.

superviseswimmers
andbatherstoprevent
accidentsandmake
suretheyfollowsafety
regulations

rescueswimmersin
difficultyandprovide
first-aidtreatmentif
required

Identify, correct and/or address any


variances found in the process
Maintain management informed of
situations encountered and any
decisions made
Nurse - Salary $2800-3800/month.
Graduateofanaccredited
SchoolofRegisteredNursing,

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educatethecommunity
inwatersafety

placesignsorbarriers
towarnofdangerous
conditionsorareas,and
makesureusersare
awareofpotential
dangers

Preparesvariousfood
productsforrestaurantand
banquetoperations,guest
consumptionandenjoyment.
Entryleveltrainingprovided.
Production Manager - Salary
$2400-3200/month.
Overseesproductionshows
andsupervisingstaff.

cautionpeople
behavinginanunsafe
mannerandexpel
thosewhorefuseto
cooperate

Radio Officer - Salary $2400-2800/


month.
Receptionist - Salary $1800/2600/
month.

reportincidentsto
managementorother
authorities

PrimarySkills:Word;Excel;
PowerPoint;Multi-line.Entry
leveltrainingprovided.

designandimplement
emergencyprocedures

Restaurant Manager - Salary


$2600-3400/month.

undertakebasicwater
qualitycontroland
testingprocedures

maintainrescue
equipment

careforlostchildren

performbasic
administrativeduties
suchaswritingreports.

Thepositionreportstothe
GeneralManagerandis
accountableforthe
operationalresultsforthe
shift.
Retail Sales Person - Salary
$1400-2200/month.
Provensalesability,
computerexperience,and
friendlyphonepersonality,
integrity,andenthusiasm
complementyourdesirefor

Prep Cook- Salary $1400-1800/


month.

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success.Entryleveltraining
provided.

Show Dancer - Salary $3000-3600/


month.

Safety Officer - Salary $2600-3000/


month.
Singers/Band - Salary $3200-7000/
month.

Specializedknowledgeof
regulatoryandvoluntary
standardsrelated
tohospitalitysafety.Entry
leveltrainingprovided.

Slot Technician - Salary $ 26003400/month.

Salon Manager - Salary $28003400/month.

Responsibleformaintenance
andrepairofmachines.

Overseessalonoperations
andaccountingduties.
Sound Light Technician - Salary
$1800-2200/month.

Scuba Diving Instructor - Salary


$1800-2400/month.

Operatesandrepairssound
amplifyingsystemsand
lightingsystemsused.Entry
leveltrainingprovided.

CPR/FirstAidcertificate
required.
Second Cook - Salary $1600-2000/
month.
Performsvariousdutiesas
setbyfirstcook.Entrylevel
trainingprovided.

Sous Chef - Salary $2200-2500/


month.

Shore Excursion Manager - Salary


$3000-3600/month.

Culinarydegreeand
extensiveexperience
required.Highorganization
skillsoverseeingmultiple
banqueteventproduction
andexecution.

Overseesshoreexcursionsat
variousports.

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Salon Manager (oversees entire operations of the beauty salon,


accounting and management of the salon staff) - extensive beauty
salon and managerial experience required. Salary range: $2400-3800
U.S. per month, depending on cruise lines.

Assistant Salon Manager (manages the day to day operations of the


beauty salon as directed by the salon manager) - beauty salon and
managerial experience required. Salary range: $2000-2900 U.S. per
month, depending on cruise lines. Possibilities for promotion to
Salon Manager.

Beautician - must have one of the following qualifications:


CIDESCO, CIBTAC, IHBC, BTEC, CITY AND GUILDS, NVQS, ITEC or IA.
For applicants applying outside Europe, an International equivalent
will be accepted. Note that a qualification in FACIAL and BODY
ELECTRICS is essential.

Hair Stylist / Hairdresser - extensive beauty salon experience


required. Must have completed a three year hairdressing
apprenticeship or full time training course at a certified college. In
addition, applicants must be fully qualified in both ladies and mens
hairdressing. It is also important that hairdressers can cope with
both a busy column and a demanding clientele. Fluent English
Language skills required. Salary range: $2200-2900 U.S. per month,
depending on gratuities and cruise line. Possibilities for promotion
to Assistant Salon Manager.

Massage Therapist - extensive experience required. Must be


qualified in Swedish Massage. Any additional qualifications like
Aromatherapy, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Reiki Healing or Sports Therapy
is a definite plus. Good English Language skills required. Salary
range: $2600-3600 U.S. per month, depending on gratuities and
cruise line.

Cosmetologist - extensive beauty salon experience required. Fluent


English Language skills required. Salary range: $2100-2900 U.S. per
month, depending on gratuities and cruise line.

Nail Technician - required to have completed a Nail Technician


training course and have at least one years full time salon
experience. Fluent English Language skills required. Salary range:
$2200-2800 U.S. per month, depending on gratuities and cruise line.

Aerobic & Fitness Instructor - must have an RSA or YMCA Exercise to


Music, or an aerobic qualification, a Step certificate, Resistance
Weights, e.g.. BAWLA or NABBA or an international equivalent. At
least three months experience in teaching is required. Instructors
are required to take a variety of aerobic classes, supervise the

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gymnasium and also offer Personal Training to guests. Fluent English


Language skills required. Salary range: $1800-2200 U.S. per month,
depending the cruise line.

Alternative Instructor - a limited number of positions are available


for Yoga and Tai Chi instructors.

Casino Manager (oversees entire operations of the casino,


accounting,. manages casino staff) - casino and managerial
experience required. Fluent English Language skills required. Salary
range: $2900-3800 U.S. per month, depending on commission.
Assistant Casino Manager (oversees operations of thecasino as
directed by the Casino Manager, accounting procedures) - casino
experience required, usually begin on board as a croupier. Good
English Language skills required. Salary range: $2400-3100 U.S. per
month, depending on commission. Possibilities for promotion to
Casino Manager.
Casino Dealers/Croupiers (roulette, black jack, baccarat) Experience required. Good English Language skills required. Salary
range: $1900-2600 U.S. per month, depending on commission and
gratuities. Possibilities for promotion to Assistant Casino Manager.
Slot Technician, males and females (responsible for the
maintenance and repairs of all casino devices and machines) extensive mechanical and electrical background and/or education
required. Salary range: $2500-2800 U.S. per month plus tips,
depending on the cruise line or concession
Cashier (responsible for the accounting of revenue as directed by
the Casino Manager - entry-level position. Accounting experience
preferable. Salary range: $1700-1900 U.S. per month, depending on
the cruise line or concession and tips from casino dealers.

Cruise Director (the cruise director is in charge of all onboardentertainment, creates, coordinates, and implements all the
daily activities, acting master of ceremonies at social activities and
evening shows). Professional entertainment background preferred
or 2-5 years on board working your way up from an entry-level
cruise staff position. Public speaking, delegate responsibilities and
strong organizational abilities required. Fluent English Language
skills required. Salary range: $3800-7500 U.S. per month,
depending on the cruise line.

Assistant Cruise Director (coordinates the cruise staff personnel


activity schedules, supervise and act as master of ceremonies at
specific passenger activities as directed by the cruise director, and
assists in creating the daily programs). Entertainment, recreation,
hotel or resort experience preferred or 1-2 years on board

working your way up from an entry-level cruise staff


position. Public speaking, delegate responsibilities and strong

organizational abilities required. Fluent English Language skills


required. Salary range: $2100-2700 U.S. per month, depending on
the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Cruise Director.

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Social Hostess (introduces the captain to passengers at the


Captains Cocktail Party. Conducts social activities. Acts as a master
of ceremonies at specific passenger activities as directed by the
cruise director). Entertainment, recreation, hotel or resort
experience preferred or 1-2 years on board working your way up
from an entry-level cruise staff position. Public speaking, delegate
responsibilities and strong organizational abilities required. Fluent
English Language skills required. Salary range: $1900-2400 U.S. per
month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to
Cruise Director.

Cruise Staff (organizing passengers activities-golf, quizzes, bingo


etc.) - some experience preferred. Fluent English Language skills
required. Salary range: $1800-2100 U.S. per month, depending on
the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Assistant Cruise
Director.

Disc Jockey (should have a diverse music foundation to span the


generations of the passengers) - hotel, resort or night club
experience preferred. Fluent English Language skills required.
Salary range: $1700-2000 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise
line.

Fitness Instructor / Fitness Trainer (passengers exercise activities,


sports) - must have an RSA or YMCA Exercise to Music, or an
aerobic qualification, a Step certificate, Resistance Weights, e.g..
BAWLA or NABBA or an international equivalent. At least three
months experience in teaching is required. Instructors are required
to take a variety of aerobic classes, supervise the gymnasium and
also offer Personal Training to guests. Fluent English Language skills
required. Salary range: $1800-2200 U.S. per month, depending on
the cruise line.

Youth Activities Coordinator (organizing childrens activities) - some


experience with children preferred. Fluent English Language skills
required. Salary range: $1700-2100 U.S. per month depending on
the cruise line.

Diving Instructor (conducts daily diving and snorkeling programs,


maintains equipment ) Diving instructors certificate and CPR/First
Aid certificate required. Fluent English Language skills required.
Salary range: $1800-2100 U.S. per month depending on the cruise
line.

Golf Instructor (Operating golf simulator, playing golf with


passengers, other cruise staff duties). Fluent English Language
skills required. These positions call for very independent

individuals who have the capacity and patience to teach

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at ALL levels and the ability to interact in social situations with the
Cruise Line guests, staff and port personnel. They must also
possess the motivation and business acumen to operate our onboard operation in its entirety, from self-promotion, instruction and
conducting shore excursions.
Salary range: $1600-3800 U.S. per month depending on the cruise line.

Guest Entertainer (a complete and strong 40-50 minutes selfcontained showcatering to a wide diversity of ages required). Salary
range: $4000-18000 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line
and negotiation..

Lounge Performer (entertain in certain locations on board - piano


bar, night club etc. providing their own music and materials) - solid
experience and ability to play a wide diversity of musical styles
required. Fluent English Language skills required. Salary range:
$2500-4800 U.S. per month.

Dancer, Singer (main production shows, cabarets) - extensive


experience in production shows required. Salary range: $1600-2900
U.S. per month (cast members to lead performers),depending on
the cruise line.

Musician:
o

Show band - extensive professional experience required,


excellent sight reading. Salary range: $1700-2700 U.S. per
month, depending on the cruise line.

Please send an audio tape, detailed resume and a photo.


o

Lounge groups (2 to 6 piece bands) - experience required.


Fair English Language skills required. Salary range: $17002400 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line. Please
send an audio tape, detailed resume and a photo.

Production Manager (responsible for running the production shows


and managing the technical staff) - extensive technical and
practical education and /or hands-on experience required. Salary
range: $2200-3100 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line.

Assistant Production Manager (assisting in running the production


shows and any activities that require technical assistance) extensive technical and practical education and /or hands-on
experience required. Salary range: $1700-2600 U.S. per month,
depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to
Production Manager.

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Sound & Light Technician (assisting in running the production shows


and any activities that require technical assistance) - technical and
practical education and /or hands-on experience required. Salary
range: $1600-1900 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line.
Possibilities for promotion to Assistant Production Manager.

Cruise Staff (organizing passengers activities-golf, quizzes, bingo


etc.) - some experience preferred. Fluent English Language skills
required. Salary range: $1800-2100 U.S. per month, depending on
the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Assistant Cruise
Director.

Disc Jockey (should have a diverse music foundation to span the


generations of the passengers) - hotel, resort or night club
experience preferred. Fluent English Language skills required.
Salary range: $1700-2000 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise
line.

Fitness Instructor / Fitness Trainer (passengers exercise activities,


sports) - experience required. Fluent English Language skills
required. Salary range: $1800-2200 U.S. per month, depending on
the cruise line.

Youth Activities Coordinator (organizing childrens activities) some experience with children preferred. Fluent English Language
skills required. Salary range: $1800-2100 U.S. per month depending
on the cruise line.

Buffet Steward / Stewardess (serving meals, drinks, cleaning


tables) - No experience required, some experience preferred. Basic
English Language knowledge required. Salary range: $900-1300 U.S.
per month, depending on gratuities (tips) from passengers. Strong
possibilities for promotion to Bar Steward, Junior Waiter, Assistant
Waiter and Waiter.

Bar Accountant (responsible for accounting procedures of the bar


department) - accounting background and / or education required.
Salary range: $1600-1900 U.S. per month.

Bartender (responsible for serving alcoholic beverages to


passengers inlounges and on decks) - Some experience required.
Good English Language skills required. Salary range: $1700- 2400
U.S. per month, depending on gratuities from passengers.

Bar Stewards/ Stewardess (responsible for serving alcoholic


beverages to passengers in lounges and on decks) - Some
experience required. Good English Language skills required. Salary
range: $1400- 2200 U.S. per month, depending on gratuities from

passengers. Possibilities for promotion to Bartender.

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Bar Boy / Bar Utility (responsible for cleanliness of lounges and restocking bar supplies) - no experience required, entry level position.
Very basic English Language skills required. Salary range: $600-900
U.S. per month, depending on percentage of tips (gratuities).
Possibilities for promotion to Bar Steward.

Dining Room Junior Waiter / Waitress (assisting dining room


assistant waiters, serving meals and drinks) - Some experience
required. Fare English Language skills required. Salary range:
$1200-1800 U.S. per month, depending on gratuities (tips) from
passengers. Possibilities for promotion to Dining Room Assistant
Waiter.

Dining Room Assistant Waiter / Waitress (assisting dining room


waiters in thefood and beverage service, serve passengers as
directed by the waiter) - Experience required. Good English
Language skills required. Salary range: $1400- 2100 U.S. per
month, depending on gratuities from passengers. Possibilities for
promotion to Dining Room Waiter.

Dining Room Waiter (serving passengers, explain the dishes, make


recommendations, supervise assistant waiters assigned to their
tables) - lots of experience and fluent English Language skills
required. Salary range: $2200-3800 U.S. per month, depending on
gratuities from passengers. Possibilities for promotion to Dining
Room Head Waiter.

Dining Room Head Waiter (responsible for a certain serving station


in the dining room, supervises all waiters) - lots of restaurant and
prior cruise ship experience in related position required. Fluent
English Language skills required. Salary range: $2600-4800 U.S. per
month, depending on gratuities from passengers.

Maitre D/Restaurant Manager - takes care of seating


arrangements, service, and oversees the wait staff for the dining
room. Under the maitre d are the head waiters, and each of them
is responsible for several waiters and busboys. Fluent English
Language skills required. Salary range: $3400-5200 U.S. per month,
depending on the cruise line and gratuities from passengers.

Executive Chef (responsible for the entire galley staff, food


planning, quality control) - eight to ten years in subordinate
position on board

and / or hotel and restaurant experience required. Good English


Language skills required. Culinary school education required. Salary
range: $4300-5200 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line.

Assistant Executive Chef / Sous Chef (responsible for the day to


day operations of the galley staff, assisting the Executive Chef with

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the food planning, preparation and quality control) - four to five years
in subordinate position on board and / or hotel and restaurant
experience required. Good English Language skills required.
Culinary school education required. Salary range: $3500-4100 U.S.
per month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion
to Executive Chef.

Chef De Partie (prepares and produced gourmet cuisine and sauces.


manages food displays on buffets and in restaurants) - four to five
years in subordinate position on board and / or hotel and restaurant
experience required. Good English Language skills required.
Culinary school education required. Salary range: $3500-4100 U.S.
per month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion
to Executive Chef.

First Cook (supervises second and third cooks, bakers, pastry cooks
and provisions. Food preparation and cooking responsibilities as
directed by the Executive Chef) - two to three years in subordinate
position on board and / or hotel and restaurant experience
required. Good English Language skills required. Culinary school
education required. Salary range: $1900-2200 U.S. per month,
depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Assistant
Executive Chef.

Second Cook / Third Cook (food preparation and cooking


responsibilities as directed by the First Cook, supervises bakers,
pastry cooks, cleaners and provisions) - one or two years in
subordinate position on board and / or hotel and restaurant
experience required. Fare English Language skills required. Culinary
school education required. Salary range: $1300-1700 U.S. per
month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to
First Cook.

Cook Trainee (food preparation and cooking responsibilities as


directed by the First Cook) - prior hotel / restaurant experience
required. Culinary school education required. Basic English
Language skills required. Salary range: $700-900 U.S. per month,
depending on the cruise line. Strong possibilities for promotion to
Third Cook.

Crew Cook /Crew Cook Assistant /Crew Cook Trainee (food


preparation and cooking responsibilities for the crew as directed by
the First Cook) - prior hotel / restaurant experience required.
Culinary school education required. Basic English Language skills
required. Salary range: $700-900 U.S. per month, depending on the
cruise line. Strong possibilities for promotion to Third Cook.

Crew Cook Utility / Crew Messman (cleaning, general maintenance


as directed by the First Cook) - entry level position,

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experience required. Very basic English Language skills required. Salary


range: $500-700 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line.
Possibilities for promotion to Buffet Steward.

Provision Master / Storekeeper (responsible for the entire storage,


ordering and distribution of all food supplies as directed by the
Executive Chef) - food and beverage background essential,
knowledge of accounting required. Good English Language skills
required. Salary range: $1300-1800 U.S. per month, depending on
the cruise line.

Assistant Provision Master / Storekeeper (responsible for the


storage, ordering and distribution of all food supplies as directed by
the Provision Master / Storekeeper ) - food and beverage
background essential, knowledge of accounting required. Good
English Language skills required. Salary range: $1200-1600 U.S. per
month, depending on the cruise line.

Pastry Chef Supervisor (responsible for the supervision of the pastry


staff, oversees the developing and preparation of all pastries) culinary background of no less than three years restaurant / hotel
experience or prior experience in subordinate position on board
required. Good English Language skills required. Salary range:
$1900-2400 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line.

Assistant Pastry Chef Supervisor (responsible for the supervision of


the pastry staff as directed by the Pastry Chef Supervisor, oversees
the developing and preparation of all pastries) - culinary background
of no less than three years restaurant / hotel experience or prior
experience in subordinate position on board required. Good English
Language skills required. Salary range: $1600-2100 U.S. per month,
depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Pastry
Chef Supervisor.

Pastry Man (pastry staff responsible for creating and preparing of all
pastries as directed by the Pastry Chef Supervisor) - culinary
background of no less than two years restaurant / hotel experience
or prior experience in subordinate position on board required. Fare
English Language skills required. Salary range: $1100-1500 U.S. per
month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to
Assistant Pastry Chef Supervisor.

Pastry Trainee (pastry support staff responsible for assisting in the


preparation and cooking of all pastries as directed by the Pastry
Chef Supervisor. Cleaning and maintenance of pastry stations) culinary background of no less than one year restaurant / hotel
experience or prior experience in subordinate position on board
required. Basic English Language skills required. Salary range:
$800-1300 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line.
Possibilities for promotion to Pastry Man.

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Baker Supervisor (responsible for the supervision of the baker staff.


Controls the preparation and cooking of all bakery products) culinary background of no less than three years restaurant / hotel
experience or prior experience in subordinate position on board
required. Good English Language skills required. Salary range:
$1800-2300 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line.

Assistant Baker Supervisor (responsible for the supervision of the


baker staff as directed by the Baker Supervisor. Assists in the
preparation and cooking of all bakery products) - culinary
background of no less than three years restaurant / hotel experience
or prior experience in subordinate position on board required. Good
English Language skills required. Salary range: $1600-1900 U.S. per
month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to
Baker Supervisor.

Baker (bakery staff responsible for preparation and cooking of all


bakery products as directed by the Baker Supervisor) - culinary
background of no less than two years restaurant / hotel experience
or prior experience in subordinate position on board required. Fare
English Language skills required. Salary range: $1200-1700 U.S. per
month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to
Assistant Baker Supervisor.

Baker Trainee (bakery support staff responsible for assisting in the


preparation and cooking of all bakery products as directed by the
Baker Supervisor) - culinary background of no less than one year
restaurant / hotel experience or prior experience in subordinate
position on board required. Basic English Language skills required.
Salary range: $900-1300 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise
line. Possibilities for promotion to Baker.

Galley Cleaner (cleaning and maintenance of assigned galley


stations) - entry level position, no experience required. Minimum
English Language skills required. Salary range: $500-700 U.S. per
month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to
Assistant Cabin Steward (see Housekeeping Department).

Dishwasher / Pot washer (cleaning and stacking of all galley and


passengers dishes, pots, pans etc.) - entry level position, no
experience required. Minimum English Language skills required.
Salary range: $500-600 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise
line. Possibilities for promotion to Assistant Cabin Steward (see
Housekeeping Department).

Chief Purser (supervises all other departments on board with the


exception of deck and engine) - extensive hotel experience of no less
than five years as a hotel manager, a degree in hotel management
and /or prior cruise ship experience required. Fluent English

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Language skills required. Salary range: $4300-5800 U.S. per month,


depending on the cruise line.

Deputy Purser (supervising day to day operations of the pursers


office / front desk as directed by the Chief Purser) - previous hotel
experience preferable, a degree in hotel management and /or prior
cruise ship experience is required. Fluent English Language skills
required. Salary range: $3800-4700 U.S. per month, depending on
the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Chief Purser.

Purser (supervising day to day operations of the pursers office /


front desk as directed by the Chief Purser) - previous hotel
experience preferable, a degree in hotel management and /or prior
cruise ship experience is required. Fluent English Language skills
required. Salary range: $2300-3200 U.S. per month, depending on
the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to Deputy Purser.

Assistant Purser (reception desk-general information,


accommodation problems, complaints, money transactions,
shipboard announcements etc.) - previous hotel experience and /or
university degree preferable. Fluent English Language skills required
and speaking other languages (German, French or Spanish) is a plus.
Salary range: $1900 -1900 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise
line. Possibilities for promotion to Purser.

Junior Assistant Purser (hotel receptionist) - previous hotel


experience and /or university degree preferable. Fluent English
Language skills required and speaking other languages (German,
French or Spanish) is a plus. Salary range: $1600 -1800 U.S. per
month, depending on the cruise line. Possibilities for promotion to
Assistant Purser.

Crew Purser (handles the administration of the crew: sign-on and


sign-off, cabin assignments, crew identification cards etc.) previous hotel experience and /or university degree preferable.
Accounting background helpful. Fluent English Language skills
required. Salary range: $1900-2200 U.S. per month, depending on
the cruise line.

Shore Excursion Manager (responsible for the presentation,


promotion, supervision and arrangement of the shore excursions
offered in the various ports of call). Experience in tourism, previous
travel-related experience and/or minimum 1 year on board starting
from an entry-level Cruise Staff or Assistant Shore Excursion Manager
position required. Fluent English Language skills required. Salary
range: $2300-3200 U.S. per month, depending on the cruise line.

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