Andhra Pradesh News on April 23, 2014
April 23, 2014 - Hyderabad
- Junior NTR to address press on Thursday
HYDERABAD: In the back drop of the news in the air on the silence of Junior NT Rama Rao he has decided to down the curtains. He will be coming before the media on Thursday according to a release issued from Junior NTR office. Sources said that Jr.NTR will give clarification for his distancing from TDP campaigning during the press meet. The press meet gains importance at a time when Nandamuri Balakrishna has during a press meet said that TDP has not distanced any one and at the same time will not request any one for campaigning for the victory of the party.
It is interesting to analyse the political situation at a time when TDP chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu physically called on Jana Sena founder and cine actor Pawan Kalyan and requested him for campaigning for the party.
- Commits suicide before SP office allegedly due to police harassment
WARANGAL: One G Venkateswarulu who is reportedly wanted in connection with a property offence case under the Julurupadu police station limits, allegedly committed suicide in front of the camp office of the Superintendent of Police in Khammam town on Wednesday. Sources said that he is a native of Papakollu in Julurupadu mandal, allegedly consumed pesticide along with his wife near the SP camp office in the afternoon. He died while being shifted to a hospital. His wife is battling for life at a town based hospital. The relatives of the deceased alleged that the latter took the extreme step unable to bear alleged harassment by the police in his native mandal. However, the police officials concerned rebutted the charges.
- ACB unearths Rs.5 crore assets from APSHCL engineer
Rajahmundry: The ACB has unearthed disproportionate assets over Rs five crore allegedly owned by a senior Andhra Pradesh State Housing Corporation Ltd (APSHCL) engineer after raiding his residences in various cities in the state, a senior official said today. They conducted simultaneous raids last night at the residences of Housing Corporation Deputy Executive Engineer P Nageswara Rao, currently posted at Samalkota in East Godavari district, at Bhimavaram, Kathipudi, Kakinada and Hyderabad. The assets included bank accounts worth Rs.26 lakh, LIC policies to the tune of RS.1.40 crore and Rs.3.40 core besides silver articles and a car worth Rs.2 lakhs all put together over Rs. Five crores.
- IAS, IPS and a professor along with others fights for Malkajgiri Lok Sabha seat
With a week days left over for the election, all political parties have intensified their election campaign in Telangana area. Malkajgiri Lok Sabha Constituency gets all round eyes with a former IAS officer, former IPS officer and a Professor who are in the fray. Former district collector and an IAS officer Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan who is contesting from Lok Satta Party, an IPS officer and former DGP V Dinesh Reddy contesting from YSRCP and Prof. Nageswara Rao is contesting as an independent along with other candidates. Let us wait and see whom the people will crown with the seat.
- TDP rebels haunt official candidates
TDP rebel candidates haunt the official candidates at many places. In Anantapur, Paritala Suneetha gets a stab with Paritala prime follower Rajanna did not withdraw his nomination. In East Godavari district also rebels haunts official candidates. Palakollu rebel candidate Dr.Babji, Tadepalligudem rebel candidate Kottu Satyanarayana, Kovvur TDP rebel candidate TV Rao continues in the fray. Like wise, in Bheemunipatnam, TDP rebel candidate Anitha Sukhru continues to be in the fray causing much anxiety to Ganta Srinivasa Rao who is contesting as an official TDP candidate.
- AP High Court acquits all accused in Tsundur Killings
HYDERABAD: A Division Bench of the Andhra Pradesh High Court acquitted all the accused in Tsundur killings. The Bench was allowing appeals by the accused who challenged the sentences imposed on them in 2007 by a Special Court which was set up in Tsundur, a village in Guntur District. The Bench comprises of Justices L Narasimha Reddy and Justice MS Jaiswal held that the prosecution failed to prove the exact time of death., place of occurrence and the identify of attackers. It said trial in a criminal case was not something like a mathematical exercise where common minimum factors from various numerical could be taken to be put outside a bracket.
- Verdict on PGMET on April 25
Justice P Naveen Rao of Andhra Pradesh High Court announced that the judgement on the writ petition filed challenging the decision of Post Graduate Medical Entrance Test 2014 will be delivered by Friday.
- Chandrababu Naidu attacked with eggs
ADILABAD: During the election campaigning of TDP chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu at Bellampally in Adilabad, some persons attacked him with eggs which were countered by TDP cadre. Following tense situation, police interfered and took three persons into custody.
- Naga Babu withdraws nomination
PALAKOLLU: YSRCP leader Gunnam Naga Babu withdrew from Assembly contest and announced that he will be extending support to Mekha Seshu Babu. On the other hand, Dr.CH.Satyanrayana Murty (Babju) who filed his nomination as rebel TDP candidate has not withdrawn even though TDP president Chandrababu Naidu spoke to him over telephone.
- Chandrababu Naidu meets Pawan Kalyan
Following an invitation from Jana Sena founder Pawan Kalyan, TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday met him at the former's residence. Naidu requested him to extend support to the party for which the former has agreed.
Speaking to press after the meeting, Pawan Kalyan said that though he likes Lok Satta Party president Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan but for the commitment to the alliance, he extends support to TDP candidate Malla Reddy who is contesting from Malkajgiri constituency.
- Cheating case filed against TDP candidate
KURNOOL: Police have registered a cheating case against TDP candidate Jayanageswara Reddy. According to information, Jayanageswara Reddy has taken Rs.2,50,00,000 from a person Sri Ram and has issued cheque which was bounced. The petitioner has lodged a complaint in January and filed a case in Nampally court. The Jubilee hills police have registered a cheating case against Jayanageswara Reddy.
- NMU suspends its general secretary
HYDERABAD: The State Committee of the National Mazdoor Union of A.PSRTC on Tuesday suspended its general secretary Syed Mahmood for allegedly drawing Rs. 21 lakh from the State Bank of Hyderabad, APSRTC Branch without its permission. A Union press release said the money drawn by Mahmood pertained to membership fee collected and added that he had used it for personal expenses.
- APTS slapped criminal case against businessman
APCPDCL’s Vigilance and Anti Power Theft Squad (APTS) have registered a criminal case against a businessman from Jawaharnagar on charges of theft of energy, here on Monday. The accused, Chamarthi Venkat Ratnam from Arundhati Nagar in Ranga Reddy district, was caught tapping energy before it was metered on September 28, 2012. A case was registered and the offence compounded after payment of Rs.7,000 as per law. He was apprehended again on February 28, 2014, meddling with the meter.
- Expert committee seeks opinion for new capital
HYDERABAD: The expert committee constituted by the Central government to study the various alternatives for the new capital of the successor State of Andhra Pradesh has invited suggestions from the public and other organization. The Committee headed by KC Sivarama Krishnan, former Secretary, Urban Development, Government of India and comprising experts, said public or organizations could communicate their suggestions by email to email@example.com April 30. The committee is to study various alternatives for locating the new capital and evaluating their comparative suitability based on available data, site visits and consultations with stakeholders, Central, existing State Government and successor State of Andhra Pradesh and submit its report by August 31.
- AAP vows to scrap PCPIR
VISAKHAPATNAM: Aam Aadmi Party has promised to end pollution by Visakhapatnam port and scrap Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR) project. In its manifesto released for the local area at GVMC Gandhi Statue, the contesting candidate for Lok Sabha seat Kuna Ramam said after consulting people at the grassroots, they decided to improve drinking water supply and living conditions in every area of the city. He promjised to regularise the slums and provide houses to the dwellers in a time-bound manner and added that they would scrap the Special Economic Zone Act and strive for formation of a separate Railway Zone for Visakhapatnam.
- 'I have emotional attachment for Telangana', says Jana Sena founder Pawan Kalyan
HYDERABAD: 'Though I was born in Bapatla in Guntur district, Telangana gave me rebirth. I had high respect for Komaram Bheem and fighters of Telangana Armed Struggle. I toured the entire Telangana during the 2009 election campaign. I had a narrow escape when I almost touched a high tension electric wire while returning from Anjaneya Swami temple at Kondagattu in Karimnagar. God save me. Thus, I have emotional attachment for Telangana', recalled Jana Sena founder Pawan Kalyan while participating at a public meeting along with Narendra Modi.
- 'Jagan can build jails not Capital', says TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu
TIRUPATI: TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu at an impressive road show in Srikalahasti and Satyavedu segments as part of his election campaign said that YSRCP president Jagan Mohan Reddy 'if he is elected, he will have to spend time and energy in wriggling out of scores of corruption cases'. He went further and added that 'Jagan can only build jails not a capital', said Naidu. He recalled the various schemes launched during his tenure and the way they had been relegated to the cold storage in the decade-long Congress rule. He said that the NDA will form the next government at the Centre and also the State and launch better schemes this time.
- TDP leader and film actor Nandamuri Balakrishna will our in Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts. He will address road shows at Kottavalasa (10:30 am), Pendurthi (12 noon) and Anakapalli (4 pm).
- Notices were issued to government officials who participated in the public meeting of former minister Dharmana Prasada Rao in Srikakulam.
- The acquitted in the Tsundur massacre were released from Cherlapally jail. The Andhra Pradesh High Court has overturned a special court court verdict and ordered the release. Those released today are Srinivas Reddy, Prasada Reddy, Mallikarjuna Reddy and Chandra Reddy.