Andhra Pradesh News on December 22, 2013
December 22, 2013 - Hyderabad
- TDP MLA Hanumanth Shinde shifts loyalties to TRS
Jukkal TDP MLA Hanumanth Shinde on Sunday shifted his loyalties and formally joined the TRS party at Telangana Bhavan on Sunday. He said that the changed stand of the TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu had prompted him to shift his loyalties. He said that after the CWC decision to carve Telangana State, Naidu had yielded to pressure form the party counter parts from Seemandhra and started opposing the move. He also criticised Naidu for publicly declaring in Guntur that he was responsible for stalling the Telangana proposal during the NDA regime, and alleged that he had encouraged party legislator Payyavula Keshav to file a case against Telangana formation in the Supreme Court.
- Kakatiya festival concludes
The three day valedictory of the year-end Kakatiya festival concluded on Sunday with nearly 40 girl students from government practicing high school giving an exhilarating dance performance at "Thousand Pillar Temple in Hanumakonda town in Warangal. The district administration that selected a number of private schools, gave representation to only one government school in the district. Minister for IT Ponnala Laxmaiah, BC Welfare Minster B Saraiah, MP S Rajaiah participated in the function.
- One killed in 'Bimavaram Bullodu' audio function
In a stampede that took place in the audio function of 'Bhimavaram Bullodu' a Telugu film starting character actor Sunil in the lead role. The deceased was identified as Suresh. The organizers have conducted the audio function at the college grounds in Bhimavaram town of West Godavari district on Sunday night. A sudden surge of crowd on the dais led to the incident. M
- 'Bhoja Amrutham' a novel scheme launched at all hospitals
Mahabubnagar district administration has launched a novel programme to provide food to poor patients and their attendants at highly subsidized rated at all the government hospitals in the district. Mahabubnagar district Collector M Girija Shankar on Sunday launched the programme. The programme will be taken up with the funds from the district administration and those from MP Local Area Development. The District Collector said that food would be provided at Rs.5 per head.
- UGC sets deadline for accreditation
The University Grants Commission has set June 1, 2014 as dead line for colleges and Universities to seek mandatory accreditation from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Prof DN Reddy, member of the UGC said that this is the final extension of the deadlines and the Commission will stop grants for universities and colleges that fail to get accredited within the stipulated time. As per UGC's latest directives, it is mandatory for all universities and colleges of in existence for more than six years to secure NAAC accreditation. Only seven state universities — Acharya Nagrajuna University, Guntur, Andhra University, Vizag, Kakatiya University, Warangal, Telugu University, Hyderabad, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Sri Padmavathi Mahila University, Tirupati and Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati — are accredited now.
- ACB raids check post seizes Rs.2.15 lakh unaccounted cash
ACB officials conducted raids a check post at Purushottampuram in Ichapuram municipality area in the wee hours of Saturday and recovered over Rs.2.15 lakh unaccounted money from the official. Sources said that there were five check post employees and another 15 people who were allegedly engaged by the staff for collection of money. ACB DSP Lakshmipati said that they would be submitting a report on the raids to their top officials at Hyderabad.
- Meet on juvenile justice organized
At a meeting organized by the Cyberabad juvenile justice board and Child Welfare Committee of Ranga Reddy district in Nagaole, judges appealed to the police to treat children who come into conflict with law with human hand. Justice G Rohini and Justice MSK Jaiswal of the AP High Court along with a host of district judges and metropolitan magistrates of Cyberabad and Hyderabad made a fervent appeal to police and authorities of Education, child labour, juvenile welfare wing etc., to treat them with compassion. Following the appeal, police stations are setting up juvenile reception centres on their premises and these centres will ensure that such children are not exposed to the regular police station rigours and are immediately produce before the juvenile justice boards.