Andhra Pradesh News on December 18, 2013
December 18, 2013 - Hyderabad
- ANU professor held on charges of sexual harassment
The police in Guntur on Wednesday held an Assistant Professor of Acharya Nagrajuna University college of Engineering for allegedly outraging the modesty of his student. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Guntur Urban P Madhusudna Rao said that Prof.K Krishna Kishore contract assistant professor was charged u/s 354, 354 (A) and 354(D) and produced in the court in Mangalagiri. He said that the accused had tried to outrage the modesty twice on November 13/14 and allegedly shown her clips from his laptop.
- YSRCP faults adjournment of Lok Sabha
YSRCP leaders have accused the UPA Government of completing the formality with lack of seriousness and took exception to adjournment of the Lok Sabha sine die without facing burning issue. Party leader MV Mysoora Reddy, SPY Reddy and Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy said that the adjournment motion on the 'undemocratic division of Andhra Pradesh'.
- Election Commission permits YSRCP to use 'fan' symbol
The Election Commission has permitted the YSRCP to use 'fan symbol' from among the free symbols of the Commission in the ensuring Assembly and Lok Sabha election 2014 an sent a formal letter to that effect to the party. Sources said that though the party won 17 Assembly seats and two MP seats by using fan symbol, only outcome in the general elections to the Assembly or Lok Sabha is taken into consideration for recognizing a political party a 'State party' subject to fulfilment of other rules and regulations of the Election Commission.
- TDP and Lok Satta hail Lokpal Bill
TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu and Lok Satta party chief Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan have welcome the passage of Lok Pal Bill by the Parliament In a statement on Wednesday, Chandrababu Naidu that it is a good beginning against rampant corruption in public life and added that the Bill had no provisions to eradicate corruption as the Centre had diluted it to a large extent. JP said that it should be regarded as only a beginning in the war against corruption He said that it could become full-fledged when a stringent law was in place providing for confiscation of property of the corrupt
- Chief Minister to lead an all-party tem to Prime Minister
Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy will lead an all-party team to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday at 10am to present the concerns of the State over Krishna Water Dispute Tribunal-II order. Kiran Kumar Reddy will fly to Delhi on Thursday evening after receiving the President of India Pranab Mukherjee who is coming here for his winter sojourn in the afternoon.
- Telangana Students Praja Party (TSPP) formed
A section of Osmania University Telangana Students Joint Action Committee announced formation of a new political party, Telangana Student Praja Party on Wednesday. Students said TSPP will field candidates in all the 119 assembly constituencies and 17 Lok Sabha constitutes in 2014 elections. Leaders of TSPP claimed that they have the support of Telangana advocates in addition to the faculty members of OU said K Raju, president of the party.