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    May 27th, 2015adminBusiness & Economy
    Visakhapatnam  :
    During the first month of the present fiscal, the Waltair railway division registered 16.27 million passengers recording a rise of 6.68 percent over last year for the same period. The earnings too were recorded at Rs 150.92 crore at a rise of 10.67 percent in comparison to last year for the same period.

    Senior Divisional Commercial Manager of Waltair Division, M Yelvender Yadav said that the Waltair Division achieved the highest loading and passenger carrying during the financial year 2014-15. The division has earned an all time high of Rs 6,653.31 crore showing an overall increase of 6.17 percentage. It is also significant to note that the freight earnings of the Division for 2014-15 was at Rs 6,159.73 crore, explained Yadav.

    In spite of hardships like cyclonic storm Hudhud, Maoist activity, suspension of train movements during night in the KK line, the traffic carried was increased due to implementation of several traffic facility works and innovative measures like running long-hauled empty goods trains up to the hill to save sectional capacity.

    The ticket checking activity was remarkable during this financial year. As many as 3.96 lakh cases were registered against the 3.72 lakh cases during 2013-14.

    source: http://www.newindianexpress.com / The New Indian Express / Home> States> Andhra Pradesh / by Express News Service / May 25th, 2015

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    May 27th, 2015adminEducation, Science & Technology

    Ongole :

    In what could be a medical bonanza for Andhra Pradesh, the ministry of Ayush (Indian medicine) has sanctioned two separate hospitals for Ayurveda and Unani to Ongole. District collector Sujatha Sharma formally opened the two 10-bed hospitals on the premises of the old Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) here on Tuesday.

    Expert medical professionals in both Ayurveda and Unani have been appointed. The collector appealed to people to make use of the facility, saying Indian medicine has the capability to cure even chronic diseases. “Experts suggest that Ayurveda and Unani have the best medicines for chronic ailments like back pain, paralysis, joint pains and spinal cord disorders. It is better to make use of such alternatives instead of going for surgeries,” she said.

    The collector said the treatment in panchakarma mode, in both Ayurveda and Unani, would be free. Ayush regional deputy director Y Sekhar said doctors in Ayurveda panchakarma unit would be available in three shifts from 8 am to 8 pm. He said more staff would be employed in case patient inflow increases. He said there was a good response to Ayurveda and Unani therapies in Hyderabad and Vijayawada where the units are attached to the medical colleges itself

    He said that they have secured drugs from central drug stores and the patients need not go out for drugs.

    source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / Home> City> Hyderabad / TNN / May 27th, 2015