PG medical re-test on April 27

The NTR University of Health Sciences has decided to re-conduct the Post Graduate Medical Entrance Test (PGMET) on April 27. Around 15,000 students are expected to attend the re-test, which was necessitated following the original being cancelled due to large-scale irregularities like leakage of the question paper. Speaking to reporters in Vijayawada on Friday, university…

SCB to tap solar power to reduce power bills

The Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) will tap solar power to reduce its power bills. The Cantonment Board has been paying Rs 75 lakh per month as electricity consumption charges to the Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Company Limited (APCPDCL) for powering its streetlights, pump houses, circle offices and four dispensaries. “Power charges are a huge…

YuppTV making inroads into City market

Hyderabad and Atlanta-based Internet TV provider, YuppTV, is slowly making inroads into the local markets with its mobile and TV app. The company, which is presently providing free subscription of news channels for Indian users, has announced that it will broaden its service here in the next quarter and start charging for subscriptions. According to…

80% of Metro Rail stage I complete

The construction of the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) is on course with almost 80 per cent of the work complete on Stage I (Nagole to Mettuguda). Trial runs across the viaduct on the stretch would be conducted in June as announced earlier, HMR Managing Director N.V.S. Reddy said on Saturday. Mr. Reddy was talking to…

BITS Pilani Hyderabad in 400-cr expansion mode

BITS Pilani Hyderabad will soon start its second phase of expansion with ?400-crore investment. “The first phase of our campus will be completed in about two months from now when work on the auditorium with 2,550 seats gets over. We have already hired an architect and plans have been drawn for the second phase of…

Pratt & Whitney to develop engine training centre at Hyderabad

Pratt & Whitney (P&W) plans to set up an engine training centre at Hyderabad airport to train aircraft engineers and technicians on current and new engine models. The Hyderabad training facility will be Pratt & Whitney’s third such centre in the world and will be operational early next year, said Palash Roy Chowdhury, country manager…