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Andhra Pradesh News on December 15, 2012

December 15, 2012 - Hyderabad

  • The State Government is considering a proposal to combine the DSC and TET examinations. The Secondary & Intermediate Education minister Kolusu Partha Sarathi prayed at the Sri Kalahasti temple. Speaking to reporters later, the minister said that the Rs. 4500 crore project to resolve the drinking water issue in Chittoor will commence within 15 days.
  • The all party meeting on the World Telugu Conference was held at the Secretariat today. Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, Ministers Vatti Vasanth Kumar, Anam Ramnarayan Reddy, Mandali Buddha Prasad and representatives from Telugu Desam Party, CPI(M), Lok Satta and BJP attended the meeting. The leaders are reviewing the arrangements of the Conference.
  • Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah has paid tributes to Potti Sriramulu on the 61st anniversary. He paid floral tributes to the statue of Potti Sriramulu at Cheerala. Speaking on the occasion, he has good words for the World Telugu Conference saying that it will help promote Telugu language.
  • The students of the Andhra University in Visakhapatnam have staged protests against the merging of Group 2 posts in Group 1. They absconded classes and staged rasta rokos at various places in the university campus.
  • Ministers from the Telangana region have met Pradesh Congress Committee chief Botcha Satyanarayana at Gandhi Bhavan today. The ministers asked the PCC chief to speak in favor of the Telangana statehood on the all-party meet on the issue convened on December 28.
  • DCC chief of six Telangana districts to raise Telangana issue at the PCC meeting on Sunday
    The District Congress Committee presidents of six Telangana districts who met in Hyderabad on Saturday decided to raise the issue of separate Telangana at the extended meeting of the Pradesh Congress Committee on Sunday. It is said that they wanted to make use of the platform to voice their opinions on behalf of the people of Telangana. They wanted the Congress high command to keep its promise that was made on December 9, 2009.
  • Congress in-charge for state affairs Ghulam Nabi Azad will arrive in Hyderabad today. He will participate in the co-ordination meeting at Gandhi Bhavan in the evening. Azad will also attend the Congress meeting at LB stadium tomorrow.
  • Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu will start his 'Vastunna Mee Kosam' padayatra in Karimnagar today. He has covered 138 km in days in Adilabad district and has entered Karimnagar yesterday. TDP district president Godem and MP Rathod has given farewell to Chandrababu Naidu at the Godavari bridge. The TDP chief also announced a special declaration for the development of Adilabad yesterday.
  • The TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu along with his son N Lokesh participated in a special 'Chandi Yagam' performed at Uma Meheswara Swamy temple in Kotha Damarajapalli village of Mallapur mandal on Saturday evening. Incidentally, he completed 1,200 km of padayatra at Mallapuram mandal on its 75th day on Saturday. He has so far covered 508 villages and 10 municipalities in 28 constituencies in 8 districts.
  • TNGOs to pressure political leaders
    A meeting of the executive of Telangana non-Gazetted Officers Union on Saturday decided to contact Congress and TDP in the region from December 16 to 26 to make them mount pressure on their respective party heads to support for the separate Telangana on December 28 according to a press release. The release said that they would hold a 'maha' dharna near Indira Park on Wednesday against the delay in constitution of the 10th Pay Revision Commission.
  • Kovvuru YSRCP MLA Prasanna Kumar Reddy threatens to launch indefinite fast
    The YSRCP Kovvuru MLA N Prasanna Kumar Reddy has threate3ned to launch an indefinite fast from December 24, if the State Government failed to release a sum of Rs.11 crore to sugarcane growers and workers of Kovur Sugar factory. He allege that the Finance Minister Anam Ramanarayana Reddy during the by-poll campaign had promised to clear the dues but nothing had materialized. He said that despite repeated appeals and a meeting with the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and the Finance Minister during the recent Assembly session, no concrete assurance was given.

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