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December 30, 2011 - Hyderabad

  • Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy told reporters that he has already met AICC president Sonia Gandhi, Congress in-charge for State affairs Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress General Secretary Ahmed Patel and other union ministers during his New Delhi trip. Kiran Kumar added that he has already written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about the 1 lakh jobs promised by the State Government and is awaiting for his appointment.
  • Telangana Congress MP T Rajaiah said that the Congress MPs are mouting pressure on the Centre by protesting inside and outside the Parliament. He expressed confidence that the Centre would soon come out with a positive announcement on Telangana. Rajaiah, Congress MPs, KVP Rama Chandra Rao, Botcha Jhansi, Kotla Suryaprakash Reddy, TDP MP Maisoora Reddy have returned to Hyderabad today as the extended session of the winter session of the Parliament concluded yesterday.
  • Vice-President Mohd. Hamid Ansari has reached Hyderabad today. He is received by Government ESL Narasimhan and Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha.
  • With the Congress making its final preparations to include the Praja Rajyam Party MLAs in the State cabinet, it is facing dissatisfaction amongst the Congress MLAs. MLA Veera Siva Reddy said that they will oppose the inclusion of PRP MLA C Ramachandriah in the State cabinet. However, he said that the final decision rests with the Chief Minister and the Congress central leadership. He said that Chiranjeevi has a lot to offer to the State Congress party.
  • Lok Satta Party president Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan said that there is no need to get disappointed for Lokpal bill not being passed in the Parliament. Speaking at a college function in Guntur, JP said that mistakes were committed by both the ruling and the opposition parties in how they handled the whole Lokpal bill issue. He said that they need to rectified and move forward to ensure that a much stronger Lokpal bill is passed.
  • The court has rejected the escort bail petition of former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy who is one of the accused in the illegal iron ore mining case of Obulapuram Mining Company.
  • Director General of Police Y Dinesh Reddy has said that the crime rate in the State has increased by 5.8% compared to last year. Explaining the details, the DGP said that 1.64 lakh crimes were reported this year, out of which 2522 were murder cases, 1291 assault cases against women and 1793 robberies.

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