Andhra Pradesh News on August, 07, 2014
August 7, 2014 - Hyderabad
‘State Government ready to bear fee reimbursement’, says Chandrababu Naidu
VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu addressing Collectors’ conference on Thursday said that the State Government is ready bear the fee reimbursement to the students of the State if the details pertaining to the nativity of the students are finalized in line with the AP Reorganization Act and other relevant legal provisions. He said that the State Government has expressed willingness to bear 58 per cent of the expenditure in line with the Act.
Dr Rangarajan selected for GITAM Foundation Award
VISAKHAPATNAM: GITAM University Vice Chancellor Prof. G Subramanayam in a release said that the University has selected Dr Chakravarthi Rangarajan, former RBI Governor and Madras School of Economics Chairman for the prestigious Gitam Foundation Award for the year. The awardee will be conferred with Rs.10 lakhs cash prize and Rangarajan will be conferred award on August 9 at a University foundation day celebrations.
Increase in FDI in Insurance sector decried
VISAKHAPATNAM: A two day workshop cum-seminar jointly organized by the All India Youth Federation and All India Students Federation began on Thursday. AIYF State secretary Navaneetham Sambasiva Rao said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had done a volte-face by increasing the FDI in the insurance sector to 49 per cent and openly inviting foreign investors in the retail sector. He said that it was the same BJP that opposed the move when Congress led UPA government was in power.
All party panel protests at Srisailam dam
KURNOOL: The YSRCP MLA and MPs with farmers organizations staged a demonstration under the banner All-party panel at Srisailam dam on Thursday demanding the first right to Rayalaseema to use the Krishna water. They urged scrapping of GO No.69 that empowered the irrigation officials to deplete the reservoir before it attained the level of 854 ft. They urged the government to take up Gundrevula reservoir on Tungabhadra River to stabilize flows to KC canal.
APCC to hold Quit India day festival at Ongole
HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee has decided to hold Quit India day celebrations at Ongole on August 9. APCC president N Raghuveera Reddy would unfurl the national flag at the District Congress Committee office and later interact with the party-men. He said that the TDP government is going back on its promise of loan waiver. Raghuveera said that Chandrababu Naidu owed an answer as he had provoked the people not repay bank loans and now he was talking differently.
Metro Rail trial run a success
HYDERABAD: The trial run of Metro Rail is a grand success. The trial run was conducted from Nagol station to Survey of India at a distance of one kilometer. The officials expressed satisfaction.
Enforcement officials conduct raids on Rice mill
WEST GODAVARI: Enforcement officials on Thursday conducted raids on Srinivasa Rice Mill at Chintalapudi and Rs.10 lakh worth of rice reportedly seized.
AAI committee chairman conduct review meeting
VIJAYAWADA: Airport Authority of India Chairman Alok Sinha on Thursday held a review meeting on the development of Vijayawada Airport to take it on to International standards. He said that expansion works for Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Tirupati will be taken up.
NATIONAL IN BRIEF
1500 Indians are expected from Libya
New Delhi: A special Air India aircraft that brought 204 Indian nationals home from Djerba in Tunisia and will operate a flight on Friday to fly back another 216. MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said on Thursday that by the end of the week, it is expected that 1,500 Indian nations would have been moved out of strife-stricken areas of Libya.
No FDI in train services
New Delhi: The Government has on Thursday clarified that the 100 per cent foreign direct investment in railways approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday will not be allowed in train operations. Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda told to press that it is only in infrastructure and other areas and not in the operations.
Chavan gets relief in Aadarsh scam case
Mumbai: Congress senior leader Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court on Thursday stayed his prosecution in Aadarsh scam case. However, the court said it had not taken cognizance of the charge sheet of the trial court and it is free to go ahead with the trial of the other 12 accused. It may be recalled that the CBI had filed a charge sheet in the Aadarsh Housing Society scam nearly two years ago.
Diesel subsidy for rain deficit States
New Delhi: Union Minister for Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh said in Rajya Sabha on Thursday that a 50 per cent subsidy on diesel for irrigation in rain deficient Sates and raised the ceiling on seed subsidy to 50 per cent. The Centre and the State will equally share the subsidy.
Kalyan Singh may be appointed as Governor
New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh is likely to be appointed as the new Governor of Rajasthan. Ministry of Home Affairs sources said that his name was cleared by the Ministry and a formal announcement is awaited.
Bhushan Steel MD arrested
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday arrested Neeraj Singhal, Vice-Chairman and MD of Bushan Steel Ltd., in connection with the graft scandal involving SK Jain, CMD of Syndicate Bank who was evading arrest was nabbed from Delhi. It may be recalled here that the CBI had arrested six persons including the CMD of Syndicate Bank for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs.50 lakh.