Hackers deface AU website | Visakhapatnam News - Times of India

VISAKHAPATNAM: Students of Andhra University logged onto the varsity’s website — www.andhrauniversity.edu.in — on Saturday only to be greeted by a black and green page screaming ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ along with a Pakistani flag and names of prominent Pakistani personalities like M A Jinnah, Dr A Q Khan, Shahid Afridi and Javed Miandad, among others.The cyber attack was mounted by a hacker group calling itself ‘Pakistan Cyber Experts’. Describing this as a part of ‘Operation Free Kashmir’, the grou

Visakhapatnam resident drives into Limca record book | Visakhapatnam News - Times of India

VISAKHAPATNAM: Captain (Retd) Yogesh Kumar Gaur, a resident of Visakhapatnam for the past two and a half years, has driven his way into the Limca Book Records for clocking the 'fastest North South expedition by a non-modified four-wheeler' along with three others by covering a distance of 3978 km in just under 73 hours.The expedition began from Leh in Jammu and Kashmir on September 27, 2012, and concluded at Kanyakumari on September 30, 2012. The journey was undertaken by Captain Gaur, Siddharth

Youth yet to warm up to voting - Times of India

VISAKHAPATNAM: Innumerable campaigns by the Election Commission of India (EC) and frequent appeals by political leaders and voluntary organizations urging the youth to cast their valuable vote in the elections seem to have made no difference to many young eligible voters from other cities currently residing in the city as they are yet to register themselves on the electoral rolls. Despite the online registration facility initiated by the EC, a large number of students who have made Vizag their

'Exempt child protection staff from poll duties' | Visakhapatnam News - Times of India

VISAKHAPATNAM: With elections around the corner, member of AP State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights S Balaraju said that the district child protection (DCP) units should be exempted from election duties.Participating in the workshop on 'Integrated Child Protection Scheme: Concerns and Challenges' organised by the social work department of Andhra University on Wednesday, he said people associated with DCPs should not be deputed to tasks that are unrelated to the protection of child

Akhilesh Gupta: 'Pvt varsities neglecting research for profit' | Visakhapatnam News - Times of India

VISAKHAPATNAM: Private universities in India are sacrificing research in order to earn more revenue, said Akhilesh Gupta , adviser and head of the climate change programme division, department of science and technology (DST)."Their focus is on awarding MBA and M Tech degrees to students instead of research that will contribute to the development of the nation," he said while on a visit to Gitam University to deliver a lecture on 'Science and Technology in India: Progress and Prospects' on Friday

'Service tax defaulters will be prosecuted' | Visakhapatnam News - Times of India

VISAKHAPATNAM: Strict measures, including prosecution, will be pursued to enforce service tax compliance, said Deepa B Dasgupta, chief commissioner of central excise, customs and service tax, Visakhapatnam zone. "The service tax voluntary compliance encouragement scheme had given an opportunity to assessees to pay their tax dues without any interest or penalty, but many have deliberately avoided the opportunity to do so," she said while addressing a one-day seminar on 'Service Tax - Corporate Co