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Andhra Pradesh News on August, 05, 2014

August 5, 2014 - Hyderabad

Airports Authority of India inspects Kuppam for airstrip
KUPPAM (Chitoor): A team of officials from Airports Authority of India (AAI) led by its chief Alok Sinha has inspected the proposed sites on Tuesday in Kuppam.
The AAI chief accompanied by the personal secretary of Union Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Chitoor Collector Siddartha Jain and two AAI engineers visited Pogarupalli in Gudupalle mandal, Ammavaripeta in Shatipuram mandal and Betrayakonda area in Kuppam.
Earlier, they met the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu and held discussions for half an hour. However they did not reveal their choice among the three for building up the airstrip.

Notification for admission into Super specialty medical courses on August 24
VIJAYAWADA: A notification will be issued on August 24 for admission into medical super specialty courses DM/MCH seats. The officials are making exercises on the seats in the State in the purview of three universities local and non-local seats along with seat matrix system.

The Vice Chancellor of Dr NTR University of Health Sciences said that they are contemplating to introduce online test at Hyderabad, Vijayawada, and Visakhapatnam and a notification will be issued a couple of days. In tune with the guidance of Medical Council of India, the counselling process has to be completed by September 30, said Dr Raviraju.

Probe ordered in hospital incident in which mother was prevented from feeding infant
VIJAYAWADA: Minister for Health Kamineni Srinivas has ordered an inquiry into the reported incident in which a mother was prevented from feeding her new born baby boy at Government Maternity Hospital Vijayawada on Monday night. He said action would be initiated against the staff if found guilty according to official sources.

Weed out middlemen from rythu bazaars’, Minister for Civil Supplies
KADAPA: Minister for Civil Supplies Paritala Sunitha on Tuesday directed the officials to weed out middlemen from rythu bazaars. She said that middlemen were ruling the roost in rythu bazaars. She inspected rythu bazar near Zilla Parishad and interacted with vegetable sellers.

Government to scrape progressive farmers’ scheme
RAJAHMUNDRY: The Minister for Agriculture Prattipati Pullarao speaking to media on Tuesday said that the Government has decided to do away with the Progressive Farmers’ Scheme. He said that 22,000 agriculture graduates in all major villages will be appointed on outsourcing basis to guide farmers and bring more awareness among them. He said that the government would supply seeds and manure to the farmers at a subsidized price.

The Minister said that the government has decided to give a boost to the fisheries sector by encouraging it as an allied activity. In a review meeting with the Fisheries department officials on Monday, he said that the fisheries sector earned a revenue of Rs.17,000 crore and produced 17 lakh tonnes of fish and prawns last year that set a target to double the production and increase the turnover to rS.60,000 crore in the next five years.

AUEET final phase of counselling
VISAKHAPATNAM: The final phase of counselling for admission into five year integrated dual degree programmes of Andhra University through the AU Engineering Entrance Test (AUEET) 2014 will be held on August 13 and all the rankers can attend the counselling according to AU Directorate of Admissions O Aniel Kumar.

Over 1000 suggestions received for Kamalnathan committee draft guidelines
HYDERABAD: The Kamalnathan Committee that was appointed for distribution of employees at State level between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has received so far over 1,000 suggestions on its draft guidelines as the deadline ended on Tuesday.

YSRCP MPP president and three MPTCs were disqualified
The President of Mandal Praja Parishad of Chintapalli Kavadam Matsyamma was disqualified along with MPTCs for defying the party whip issued by YSRCP in the elections held during June. The presiding officer of the MPP and District BC Welfare Officer Jeevan Babu who inquired into the petition lodged by Paderu MLA G Eswari. He announced that Ulli Satyanarayana, Adavu Somaraju and Pangi Subba Rao were along with Matsyamma were disqualified.

Police arrests two persons in connection with Facebook comments
HYDERABAD: Police on Tuesday arrested Inturi Ravikiran and Suresh Krishna for alleged indecent comments posted in Face Book on YSRCP MP from Araku, Kothapalli Geetha.

’Hasty decisions land Telangana Government in trouble’, says Pulla Rao
KAKINADA: Minister for Agriculture Pattipati Pulla Rao said that Telangana government is facing troubles only due to its hasty decisions. He said that the issue of change of name of NG Ranga University in Supreme Court. He said that the government is establishing National Fisheries Board in Kakinada.

AP Assembly sessions from August 18 to 23
HYDERABAD: Following the meeting of the Speakers of both Telangana State and Andhra Pradesh, it has been decided that the Andhra Pradesh State Assembly sessions will be held from August 18 to 23. The meeting was attended by the Chairman of both the councils in which the Assembly Affairs Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu too participated.

‘Visakhapatnam will be made a Cine Industry Hub’, says Chandrababu Naidu
HYDERABAD: After a meeting with the film personalities on Tuesday, the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu said that Visakhapatnam will be made as ‘Film Industry hub.

New State Capital announcement likely on August 7
HYDERABAD: According to sources, the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu likely to announce the name of new State Capital for Andhra Pradesh on August 7. He will have a review meeting with the Ministers and District Collectors at 10.30am.

Lok Satta complains of land scam on Jindal lands
VIZIANGARAM: Lok Satta AP on Tuesday complained to the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu over Jindal lands scam. The party alleged that Rs.24.4 crore compensation Rs.17.44 crore were taken by political leaders and Revenue officials in which ACB too involved.

School bus overturns –injures 10 students
NELLORE: A school bus overturned at Kammavaripalem in Saidapuram mandal in the district overturned injuring ten students. Police rushed to the spot and shifted the injured to hospital. Over speed of the driver of the bus is said to the cause of the accident.

Doctors stage protests
TIRUPATI: RIUA hospital doctors on Tuesday stages protests in against allotment of 300 bedded hospital to Padmavati Medical College. They have locked gynecology and general hospitals.

Rajahmundry-Kovvur Bridge will be completed by 2015
HYDERABAD: AP Roads, Transport and Buildings Minister Sidda Raghava Rao said on Tuesday that the bridge between Rajahmundry-Kovvur will be made available by the coming pushkaram. He said Rs.2.50 crores have been sanctioned for Road-cum-Rail bridge.

Special committee on price control
HYDERABAD: The State Government has constituted a committee on Tuesday over rise in the prices. The Chief Secretary IYR Krishna Rao heads the committee.

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.

Chandrababu Naidu has secret agenda on Capital selection’, says Raghuveera Reddy
Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president N Raghuveera Reddy speaking to press on Tuesday said that the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has a secret agenda on the State Capital. He expressed dissatisfaction over the way he handling the issue. He said that the selection of State Capital has to be done in unanimity. He demanded to make open the report of Sivaramakrishnan committee after it submitted to the government. He wanted the implementation of fee reimbursement in the State.


‘More discussion needed on CSAT issue’, Rajiv Shukla
NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said in the House that more discussion is needed on the CSAT issue to make sure that no students is at a loss. He said that a proper discussion should take place in the house and afterwards the government can reach to a conclusion so that no student suffers from loss, all the Indian languages are respected and any sort of loss of opportunity must not happen to any student. It may be recalled that the government took a decision that the marks of English section will not be included for merit and this did not appease the protesting students who want the CAST to be scrapped entirely.

Suicide bit is not a crime
NEW DELHI: The Home Ministry is in the process of effacing Sec.309 of the IPC under which anyone attempting suicide is punishable with a one year imprisonment and fine. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said that the Law commission in its report on ‘Humanization of Attempt on Suicide’ has recommended that section needs to be effaced from the statue book.

Landslide toll rise to 136
PUNE: The death toll in Malin village landslide disaster rose to 136 with the recovery of six more bodies.

No proposal to abolish death sentence
NEW DELHI: The Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said that on Tuesday that there is no proposal to abolish death sentence amendment with the Home Ministry.

‘Take a decision on the dissolution of Delhi Assembly’, says Supreme Court.
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday asked the Centre to take a decision on the dissolution of the Delhi Assembly, one way or other within five weeks. It also questioned the Centre’s decision to continue keeping the House is suspended animation, when no party had staked its claim to form the next government. The direction came while dealing with the plea of the Aam Aadmi Party and posted to September 9.

Calcutta gets first woman Chief Justice
KOLKATA: The century old Calcutta High Court on Tuesday got its first woman Chief Justice as Manjula Chellur was sworn in by West Bengal Governor KKN Tripathi.

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