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    New Delhi:

    Government has appointed senior police officer Aruna Bahuguna as the new chief of the Hyderabad-based National Police Academy, alma mater for IPS officers in the country.

    With this appointment, Bahuguna, a 1979-batch IPS officer, will be the first woman Director of the 65-year-old institution also known as the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) and is tasked with the training of police leaders after they are recruited by the UPSC through the all-India civil services exam.

    Bahuguna (56), who belongs to Andhra Pradesh cadre, is at present posted as the Special Director General, CRPF, at its headquarters in the national capital.

    The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently issued orders in this regard.

    The officer, who has served in various positions with Andhra Pradesh police, also holds the distinction of being the first woman SDG in CRPF, country’s largest paramilitary force.

    She is the second-in-command of the 3 lakh strong force, after the DG.

    The post of NPA Director fell vacant after incumbent Subhas Goswami was appointed as the DG of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in November last year.

    Reputed police officers like Sankar Sen, Trinath Mishra and K Vijay Kumar have earlier headed the NPA.

    After taking over, Bahuguna will be the 28th boss of the academy and could continue upto February 2017 when she is due for retirement from service.

    The high-level board of the NPA comprises senior civil servants, police officers and eminent educationists as its members and is headed by the Union Home Secretary.

    PTI
    source: http://www.zeenews.india.com / Z News / Home> State News> Andhra Pradesh / Monday – January 20th, 2014
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    Historian Musham Damodhar Rao with some rare telephone bills issued during Nizam’s tenure./ Photo: Nagara Gopal / The Hindu

    Historian Musham Damodhar Rao with some rare telephone bills issued during Nizam’s tenure./ Photo: Nagara Gopal / The Hindu

    World’s first postage stamp among other items in Damodar’s collection

    ‘Black Penny’, world’s first postage stamp issued in Britain in 1840, royal documents, letters,firmans proclaimed during Aurangazeb’s time and a record pertaining to what could be one of the earliest MNCs of India — Bank of Bengal — form part of an invaluable collection of historic items belonging to 51-year-old Musham Damodar Rao, a businessman-turned epigraphist.

    A visit to a philately exhibition 30 years ago aroused curiosity in Mr. Rao. Driven by the passion, he started collecting stamps, and along with their accumulation, turned his attention to coins, currency notes, documents and postal covers which were censored during World War I before delivering to the addressee. The total number of stamps runs into 50,000 to 60,000, including 3,000 of 100 princely States.

    Describing himself as a “historian”, Mr. Rao, who is convenor of Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee’s intellectual’s cell, told The Hinduthat he was also a consultant for old documents and scripts.

    One of his earliest collections is a 2,500-year-old coin of pre-Satavahana period. The coin made of panchaloha depicts Soma Gopa, a tribal king, who used to worship the naga deity. A copper coin of Biblical times is another prized possession. He has a collection of 303 coins of Satavahana dynasty and a thousand each of various other dynasties, besides those pertaining to the British rule in India. In all, he is in possession of a staggering 30,000 to 40,000 coins.

    A small gold coin of Vijayanagara empire, the size of a pen nib, is another rare piece.

    Mr. Rao said his collection also includes an information bulletin sent by Sind Sultan (now in Pakistan) authorities to the rulers in Delhi in the 16 century.

    One of the interesting records shows an authorisation issued by William Carr in November 1839 declaring that he was authorising and empowering besides himself, William or Dwarakanath Tagore (grandfather of Rabindranath Tagore) or Thomas J Taylor to vote for him in the election of directors to the Bank of Bengal. Another rare collection is the salary receipt of Junagarh King, who used to receive a monthly salary of Rs.30,000 from British Crown.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Hyderabad / by Y. Mallikarjun / Hyderabad – July 26th, 2013

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    The David Brown Children’s Eye Care Centre at the L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in Tadigadapa conducted free eye examination and treatment for 63 HIV positive children of Tulip Garden at Buthimillipadu, Gannavaram mandal.

    Netherlands-based philanthropist Margaret said the David Brown Children’s Eye Care Centre was catering to the needs of children from Vijayawada and five other neighbouring districts.

    “The eye care centre is so clean, sand everybody was so kind . It was so different from other hospitals in Vijayawada. I felt I was in a hospital in The Netherlands,” she said.

    Eye specialists Niranjan examined the eyes of the children and prescribed medication when required.

    source: http://www.TheHindu.com / Home> News> Cities> Hyderabad / by Special Correspondent / June 28th, 2012

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    Around 2,300 students from various schools in old city were provided with schoolbags and stationery by NAM Foundation on Sunday in Hyderabad.  / Photo: Balachander Goud RK / The Hindu

    Ten-year-old Mohd. Shareef, student of class five of Government Primary School at Achireddynagar, was quite worried about purchasing a school bag, notebooks and stationery as his father, who is an auto driver cannot afford to provide him with all these materials at one time.

    Thanks to the initiative of National Association of Muslims (NAM) Foundation, Mohd. Shareef is all smiles today.

    The foundation, which is a voluntary organisation, provided him with books, school bags, pencil box etc. free of cost on Sunday at Mehdipatnam.

    It’s not just Mohd. Shareef alone, 2,300 other students too were presented with school books and other stationery on the occasion. Besides, distributing books and stationery, the foundation also paid the first-term tuition fee for 1,104 students studying at different private schools and colleges.

    Cheques were presented to the respective school and college management representatives during the programme.

    Meritorious students adopted by the foundation were presented with gold medals and cash awards.

    All the expenditure is met through donations received from various philanthropists and organisations across the globe.

    The objective behind distributing books and paying fee was to motivate and improve the quality of education and literacy rate in old city, said foundation chairman, Mohd. Jameeluddin.

    In addition to distributing books, the organisation presented 55 sewing and embroidery machines to poor and illiterate women, who had completed training in craft and tailoring courses.

    Syed Anwarul Huda, Director General (law and order) was chief guest for the function while Dr. Hemanth Kaukuntla, consultant cardiothoracic surgeon, Care Hospital and M.A. Basith, former Director General of Police were among special invitees.

    source: http://www.TheHindu.com / Home> News> Cities> Hyderabad / by Staff Reporter / June 25th, 2012