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Writer, Musicologist Balantrapu Rajanikantha Rao passes away

Vijayawada, Apr 22 (UNI) Noted writer, composer, broadcaster, artist and musicologist Balantrapu Rajanikantha Rao passed away here on Sunday. He was 98.
Mr.Rajanikanta Rao began his career as a programme executive in All India Radio, Madras in 1941. He was responsible for writing and composing the first Telugu song ever broadcast in independent India on the midnight of 15 August 1947. The song "Mroyimpu jayabheri" was sung by T Suryakumari in 1948 to celebrate the first anniversary of Independence. The song "Madi swatantra desam" was written and composed by him.
As the programme executive in AIR in Vijayawada, originator of 'Bhakti Ranjani'; a devotional programme. Rajanikanta Rao became the station director of AIR-Ahmadabad, AIR-Vijayawada and retired as the station Director of AIR-Bangalore (1976–78), completing 36 years in the broadcasting field.
'Andhra Vaggeyakara Charitam' is regarded his magnum opus. It consists of biographies of lyricists and music composers along with a history and evolution of Andhra music, which won in 1961 the Central Sahiyta Academy Award. Mr. Rajanikanta Rao was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by his alma mater Andhra University in 1980.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy condoled his death. The government announced that his funerals would be held with state honour.
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TMC Councillor Champa Das shot at in Barrackpore

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05 Jul 2020 | 1:19 PM

Kolkata, Jul 5 (UNI) TMC Councillor representing North Barrackpore Municipality's
Ward No 2 Champa Das has been shot at in front of her house, police investigating
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COVID-19: TMC forms teams of auditors to check on overcharging by pvt hospitals

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05 Jul 2020 | 1:14 PM

Thane, Jul 5 (UNI) In a bid to rein in private hospitals from apparently overcharging the COVID-19 patients, Thane Municipal Corporation(TMC) formed teams of auditors, which would inspect the bills levied by the hospitals, TMC Dy Commissioner Vishwanath Kelkar said on Sunday.

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Massive spike in COVID cases in Guwahati after launch of Antigen testing kit

05 Jul 2020 | 1:13 PM

Guwahati, Jul 5 (UNI) The main city of Assam, Guwahati, which also serves as the ‘gateway
to North East’, reported a massive spike of 777 new COVID 19 positive cases, accounting
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Nagaland Congress criticizes State Government’s reply to Guv

05 Jul 2020 | 1:07 PM

Kohima, Jul 5 (UNI) The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has criticized
the Nagaland Government for its claim that law and order situation in Nagaland is normal,
in its reply to Governor’s letter and termed it as an insult to the public.

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COVID-19: Mah's Beed imposes curfew in Parli town

05 Jul 2020 | 1:03 PM

Beed, Jul 5 (UNI) An eight-day curfew, from Sunday onwards, kicked in the Parli town of this district after five bank employees were tested positive for COVID-19, an official notification stated.

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