Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Nirmala Naidoo nominated as federal Liberal candidate

Former television journalist Nirmala Naidoo will represent the Liberal Party of Canada in the next federal election.

She was nominated on Tuesday by members of the Calgary Rocky Ridge Federal Liberal Association, according to a news release.

“I am thrilled to represent the Liberal Party of Canada in Calgary Rocky Ridge,” Naidoo said in the release.

“Having been in the living rooms of Calgarians for nearly a decade, I believe that Rocky Ridge residents need someone who can hear their concerns, and be their voice in Ottawa. I look forward to the hard work I have ahead of me in 2015 to earn their support.”

Naidoo spent nearly 20 years as an anchor in Calgary with CBC and Global Calgary. She announced her plan to enter federal politics last month.

Venkatadri Bobba joins Cancer Genetics Inc., India’s Board of Directors

Venkatadri Bobba has over 36 years of corporate leadership experience in the pharma and life sciences industries

Cancer Genetics, provider of DNA-based cancer diagnostics, has announced the addition of Venkatadri Bobba to Cancer Genetics India’s Board of Directors.

“Bobba has a tremendous track record of leadership in the life sciences. His experiences and insights will bring significant value to CG India’s board of directors,” said Panna Sharma, CEO and President of Cancer Genetics.

Bobba has over 36 years of corporate leadership experience in the pharma and life sciences industries, informs a company release. Bobba, who is currently a General Partner with Ventureast, has held executive leadership positions at a number of life sciences companies in the US, EU, and Asia. Prior to joining Ventureast, Bobba served as Senior VP of Operations at Aradigm Corporation and from 2001-2003 was Executive Vice President at Diosynth, a division of Akzo Nobel. From 1995 to 2000, Bobba served as President and CEO at Molecular Biosystems. Previous to that, Bobba was Executive Vice President of Centocor Inc (now Jansen Biotech, a division of Johnson & Johnson) and held several executive positions, including President, at Warner-Lambert, Indonesia. He also previously served as VP of Manufacturing at Parke-Davis, US (now part of Pfizer).

It is an exciting time to be part of such a high-growth market like India. I look forward to the growth and much needed innovation that CG India will bring to Indian cancer patients and hospitals at an affordable price,” said Bobba. “CG India has established itself as a leader in the oncology diagnostics market with a firm commitment to innovation. I look forward to helping the company offer novel cancer diagnostic tests to all patients who needs them to improve their clinical outcomes.”

Bobba is an active board member of three US-based companies, including Diabetomics, Melior Pharma, and Sparsha. Bobba also sits on the board of several Indian-based companies, including Portea, Richcore, and Sparsha Pharma, an Indian subsidiary of Napo Pharmaceuticals. Additionally, he serves on the advisory board for the SOHO Group, the largest pharma company in Indonesia, and for Cumberland Pharmaceuticals.

A pharmacist by training, Bobba graduated with gold medal honors from Andhra University and holds an MBA from Farleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tummala NageswaraRao inducted into Telangana Cabinet

Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Tummala Nageswara Rao, on the lawns of Raj Bhavan appeared to be confined to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti and officials as leaders from none of the Opposition parties were present. He was given the portfolio of Roads and Buildings and also Women and Child Welfare.

Thummala Nageswara Rao was born in Gandugula Palli village of Dammapeta Mandal Khammam District. He served as excise and road and buildings minister in the Chandrababu Naidu cabinet has currently taken oath as a minister in KCR's cabinet. He was elected thrice to Assembly from Sathupalli Constituency and once from Khammam. In 2014, he lost to Ajay Kumar Puvvada from Khammam constituency. He had  had recently joined the TRS and he is not a member of either Assembly and legislative council. He was likely to be nominated to the legislative council.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gadde Ruthvika Shivani clinched Tata Open Title

Mumbai: Unseeded junior shuttler Ruthvika Shivani Gadde clinched the women's singles title in the USD 25,000 Tata Open India International Challenge badminton tournament, here on Sunday.

Earlier, rising 17-year-old Hyderabad shuttler Ruthvika, continued her impressive run by stunning fourth seed Arundhati Pantawane, on a comeback trail after a shoulder injury, 19-21 21-18 21-14 in the 50-minute long women's singles final.

It was the second time that Ruthvika had beaten her more experienced rival, having come out trumps in their previous meeting in the senior ranking tournament at Gandhidam in October.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

List of Kamma Cine Heroes (Updated)

List of Kamma Movie stars:

1) Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao
2) Akkineni Nageswara Rao
3) Gattamaneni Krishna
4) Sobhan Babu (Uppu Sobhana Chalapathi Rao)
5) Gummadi Venkatwsara Rao
6) Maganti Murali Mohan
7) Manchu Mohan Babu
8) Kongara Jaggayya
9) Giri babu (Yerra Seshagiri Rao)
10) Sridhar Surapaneni (Mutyalamuggu fame)
11) Madala Ranga rao
12) Nandamuri Bala Krishna
13) SaiChand Tripuraneni
14) Akkineni Nagarjuna
15) Daggubati Venkatesh
16) Gadde Rajendra Prasad
17) Raja Sekhar (Kasukurthi)
18) Daggubati Raja
19) Bhagya Raj
20) Nandamuri Hari Krishna
21) Veeramachineni Jagapathi Babu
22) Meka Srikanth
23) Vadde Naveen
24) Tottempudi Venu
25) Gattamaneni Mahesh Babu
26) Junior. N.T.R
27) Sivaji Sontineni
28) Nandamuri Taraka Ratna
29) Nandamuri Kalyanaram
30) Yarlagadda Sumanth
31) Tottempudi Gopi Chand
32) Manchu Vishnu Vardhan
33) Manchu Manoj
34) Edara Naresh
35) Edara Aryan Rajesh
36) Ram Pothineni (Devadas fame)
37) Myneni Sarvanand 
38) Daggubati Rana
39) Akkineni Naga Chaitanya
40) Nani (Ghanta Naveen Kumar)
41) Nara Rohit
42) Posani Sudheer (Hero Prema Katha Chitram)
43) Susanth Anumolu (ANR Grand Son)
44) Naga Shourya Mulpuri