Andhra Pradesh News on August, 04, 2014
August 4, 2014 - Hyderabad
Application to track buses without internet
HYDERABAD: Ritkam Technology Consulting Pvt.Ltd., developed a mobile application that will allow commuters to find buses and stops from a source of destination. The application findBus@Hyd-once downloaded on the phone runs without internet connectivity thus providing seamless information to users.
Government introduces 100 day plan for APSRTC to bail out of losses
KAKINADA: The Deputy Chief Minister N Chinna Rajappa after inaugurated four RTC bus services here on Monday said that it was incurring losses to a tune of Rs.200 crore in the State. He said that West Godavari shares Rs.30 crore out of the losses due to plying of auto rickshaws. He said that the government has taken up 100 day action plan to reduce losses. He said that Kakinada and Rajahmundry would be allotted 35 buses each shortly and would be used for city services.
Changes will be made for better facilities in hostels’, says Minister for Social Welfare.
RAJAHMUNDRY: The Minister for Social Welfare, Ravela Kishore Babu said that the government would take up a 15 days special drive to know the problems of SC/ST hostels in the State. He said that Rs.400 to Rs.500 crore was required to take up repairs, construction of new hostel buildings in the State. He said that nearly 1.50 lakh students were staying in 1440 SC hostels and 222 ST hostels. The State government would pay an amount of Rs.850 crore to BC and EBC students out of Rs.1050 crore towards fee reimbursement’, said Ravela Kishore Babu.
NISA Passing out Parade held
HYDERABAD: The Passing out Parade at the National Industrial Security Academy (NISA) held on Monday. The Director General of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Arvind Rajan reviewed the parade in which 363 trainees passed out with flying colours.
AP Government moves to stall ANGRAU bifurcation
HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Government is likely to move the Supreme Court on Tuesday challenging the reported decision of Telangana Government to bifurcate Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University. Sources said that a group of minister would meet the Governor on Tuesday and lodge a protest. The government would likely to take up the issue with Supreme Court on the ground that the 9th and 10th Schedule of AP Reorganization Act did not figure.
Government seeks 10 years’ time for loan repayments’, says Yanamala Ramakrishnudu
HYDERABAD: AP Revenue Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said that they would seek RBI 10 years’ time for repayment of loans. He said as a guarantee the government would submit 3 types of securities. Ramakrishnudu said the income that comes out of beverages, sand and re sanders would be shown through escrow accounts. The government is preparing to submit State budget on August 20 with an estimates of lakh crores while would introduce agricultural budget separately.
Medical care is not up to mark in government hospitals’, says Minister Kamineni Srinivasa Rao
VISAKHAPTNAM: Minister for Medical and Health Kamineni Srinivasa Rao said that it is unfortunate that the KGH has become number one on lack medical facilities. He said that there is not even a situation to say that the medical is good at government hospitals’, said the Minister speaking to media after visiting KGH. He wanted the doctors to see that medical facilities are improved in government hospitals.
Syndicate Bank Chairman Jain was placed under suspension
The Government of India on Monday placed the Syndicate Bank Chairman and Managing Director SK Jain who was arrested by Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday while taking bribe of Rs.50 lakhs. The government has entrusted the job to two of its Executive Directors. It may be recalled that SK Jain was granted four days CBI custody by Court.
8 Superfast trains between Secunderabad-Kakinada
HYDERABAD: The SC Railway will be running 8 Superfast train services between Secunderabad-Kakinada. The train from Secunderbad to Kakinada will leave on 7,9,14 and 16 at 10.20 and on August 8,10,15,17 will leave Kakinada for Secunderabad at 6.15pm.
Congress takes State-wide protests against Naidu Government
VIJAYAWADA: Leaders and activists of Congress party on Monday staged state-wide protests demanding the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu to take steps to completely waive loans obtained taken by farmers, DWCR women and handloom weavers. They wanted him to keep its word and waive loans. APCC president N Raghuveera Reddy led the party’s protest demonstration in Ongole, while former Minister Mohammad Ahmedullah in Kadapa, former Union Minister Killi Kruparani and former minister Kondru Murali Mohan in Srikakulam.
NTRUHS will be nodal centre for Jeevandaan
VISAKHAPATNAM: Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences in Vijayawada will be the nodal centre for Jeevandaan scheme of the government, said Minister for Health Kamineni Srinivas in Visakhapatnam on Monday. Participating in a programme organized by a corporate hospital to mark the World Organ Donation Day, Jeevandaan was started in 2011 by Government of India with NIIMS at Hyderabad as its nodal centre.
NCSC directs State to submit a report on harassment on SP Railways
NEW DELHI: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes has asked the State government to submit a report on the alleged harassment meted out to Superintendent of Railway Police, Vijayawada Division, Ch. Syam Prasad. The Commission asked the Principal Secretary (Home) and DGP to submit the facts within 15 days following a representation made by Syam Prasad.
Kerosene pumps soon in the State ‘, Paritala Sunita
MADANAPALLE (Chitoor): Minister for Civil Supplies Paritala Sunita on Monday said at a review meeting with officials at Madanapalli in Chitoor said that special centres would be set up for those who have not yet taken Aadhaar cards ass the process is fast progressing. She said steps were underway to implement the model of kerosene pumps in the State on the lines of Tamil Nadu government.
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CJI seeks report on judge’s rape charge
NEW DELHI: The Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Monday termed the alleged sexual harassment of a senior woman judicial officer by a High Court Judge ‘a serious issue’ and said action would be taken and sought a report from the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court.
It may be recalled that an Additional District and Sessions Judge in Gwalior had quit her job after accusing a Judge of the Gwalior Bench of MPHC of sexual harassment which was refuted by the accused.
ACB arrests Mr. Asia’s Suhas Khamkar
MUMBAI: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday arrested Suhas Khamkar for accepting a bribe of Rs.50,000. He who is a winner of the Bharat Shree title, is a lieutenant tehsildar at Panvel and had demanded the bribe from a resident to register his name on the documents of property transaction. The Maharashtra government had appointed Khamkar as the lieutenant tehsildar after he had won the title in 2010.
NDRF pulls 136 bodies in Pune landslide
MUMBAI: The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has pulled out 136 bodies by Monday evening from the debris of the landslide at Malin near Pune. They are still searching for 46 more people feared to have been buried.
14 Aircrafts grounded in 2014.
NEW DELHI: A total of 14 aircrafts have been grounded by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation this year following surprise checks conducted as part of its oversight activity to ensure strict compliance of safety regulations said Minister for Civil Aviation P Ashok Gajapathi Raju in Lok Sabha.
Supreme Court sends notice on the appointment of CVC and VC
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a petition seeking to ensure more transparency in the appointment of the CVC and VC by inviting applications on the lines of the Lok Pal. The court sought a response on the plea for fixing minimum knowledge and experience in the appointments.