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Protest continues at OU, The protest at Osmania University, here over the decision of the Telangana state government to regularise contract workers...

Hyderabad: The protest at Osmania University, here over the decision of the Telangana state government to regularise contract workers continued on the fourth consecutive day on Monday.

The Telangana joint action committee for unemployed youth who learnt that Telangana minister for Information and Technology and Panchayat Raj K Taraka Rama Rao, was scheduled to arrive for the inauguration of National Book Trust (NBT) at Andhra Mahila Sabha, staged a protest over the regularisation of the contract workers in Telangana State.

Sensing trouble from the agitating students, the minister cancelled the programme said sources. The agitating students questioned as to how the government can regularise workers when they were not recruited according to government norms. About 50 students were arrested and later in the day were released.

Meanwhile, the (NBT), Telangana regional centre, under ministry of Human Resource development, was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh deputy speaker of Andhra Pradesh State legislative assembly Mandali Buddha Prasad.

Speaking on the occasion, the deputy speaker said that from the last 57 years the (NBT) has been working for promoting literature and books. “With the opening of a new regional centre, the NBT will come much closer to the Telugu people,” said Buddha Prasad.

M A Sikander, director of NBT said that the trust is planning to launch a book promotion centre cum sale. “The centre will have wide range of books in the regional languages and also books that would be off interest children. “ We are also planning to open an activity room for book lovers free of cost. A mobile exhibition would be launched in the villages for easy accessibility of books for rural people,” he added.

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