Andhra Pradesh News on December 13, 2013
December 13, 2013 - Hyderabad
- Digvijay Singh setting agenda for the Assembly, says TDP chief
TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu said on Friday that the AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh is dictating what he Assembly should do by asking the Speaker to convene the BAC to fix a date for taking the Telangana Bill. He wondered how Digvijay Singh was in a position to comment authoritatively on the issues of concern when he admitted that he had not read the Bill. He said that he anticipated the Bill, when passed, would run into litigation as none of the legal hurdles pointed by expert were addressed by the Centre. Chandrababu Naidu said that the advice given by the Attorney General GN Vahanvati and the former Director General of Lok Sabha Secretariat Vishvanatham to amend the Article 371 D was totally ignored and there were such several Constitutional violations, he said.
- Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy seeks PM's appointment on KWDT-II
Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has requested the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for an appointment for an all-party delegation from the State to present the farmer's concerns over the final judgement of Brijesh Kumar KWDT-II tribunal. In a letter to him, he sought time on December 19 or 20 to lead a delegation. This is in pursuance of the assurance, he gave to an all-party meeting recently to lead a delegation to the Prime Minister and apprise him how the Tribunal's award would detrimental to the interests of the farmers.
- Court direction to AP Transco on recruitment
Justice Nooty Ramamohana Rao of AP High Court declared that weightage marks for experience during recruitment to the posts of Sub-Engineers (Electrical) in AP Transco shall not be more than 20 marks. The judgment came while the justice disposing of a batch of writ petitions filed by some candidates who complained that in service contract labour are unduly favoured and they are being given 45 marks in the name of experience. The judge made it clear that contract labour rendering service alone will be entitled to count their contract service for awarding weightage marks for selection to the posts of Sub- Engineers.
- Police registers case against ' Madhumati' director Raj Sridhar
The Hyderabad Central Crime Station personnel invoked Sections 419 and 420 of IPC against Raj Sridhar, director of Telugu film 'Madhumati' based on a complaint by film heroin Udaya Bhanu on Friday. Udaya Bhanu alleged that the film supposed to be released on Friday contained some obscene content with her morphed images. Police said that they would send some parts of the film to forensic expert to ascertain if any morphed images were included in it.
- ACB traps VRO while taking bribe
Anti-Corruption Bureau officials trapped a Village Revenue Officer while he was accepting bribe form a beneficiary of Indiramma Housing Scheme on Friday. ACB sources said that Ganesh Kumar, VRO of Hanumajipet village of Banswada mandal demanded Rs.2,000 from one Suresh to issue Indiramma houses possession certificate.