Andhra Pradesh News on December 15, 2013
December 15, 2013 - Hyderabad
- CPI requests Chief Minister to hike home guards' wages
State secretary of CPI K Narayana on Sunday requested the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy to increase the wages of home guards. In a letter, he alleged that homeguards were working like bonded labourers, doing overtime and getting meagre wages. Some homeguards were attaining retirement without regularization of service. He urged the government to fix a minimum wages of RS.12,500 per month for homeguards and regularization of service for those who had put in over 240 days of service.
- 'People lost faith on Congress', says former Minister Dharmana
Former Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao said on Sunday that the people had completely lost faith in the Congress party due to its anti-people policies. He said that the party cadre is not in a position to accept the policy of the Congress. He had an important meeting in Srikakulam on his future plan.
- Parties trying to weaken APNGOs' says its president Ashok Babu
APNGOs president Ashok Babu on Sunday alleged that some political parties were trying to weaken the body as they though bifurcation would be easier in such an eventuality. He said that the leaders of the APNGOs from districts had urged the employees not to believe in false propaganda. An agitation plan would be drawn once the dates for discussion were decided, said Ashok Babu.
- Two forest officials killed by red sanders smugglers
Two forest officials were killed and a dozen injured in an ambush by red sander smugglers in the forests of Seshachalam bordering Chittoor an Kadapa districts on Sunday. Nearly 200 smugglers attacked a team of forest personnel who went in search of another team that had gone missing were attacked the unarmed personnel resulting in the death of Assistant Beat officer David Kumar and Deputy Range Officer Sridhar. However, the missing team personnel reached safely. This is the first major attack on forest officials in the State during the last three months. Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy while condemning the incident directed the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest BSS Reddy to rush to the spot and ensure to extend the best possible medical treatment and submit a report on the incident.