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August 9, 2014 - Hyderabad

5000 villages to get 20 liters of filtered drinking water for Rs.2
VIJAYAWADA: The Minister for Panchayat Raj Ch Ayyannapatrudu said that the government will supply 20 litres of filtered drinking water for Rs.2 in 5000 gram panchayats in the State from October 2. Speaking to press after laying foundation stones for development works taken up at a cost of Rs.3.5 crore on Sunday, the minister said that the NREGA could be utilized of constructing pathways in fields and maintaining dumping yards.

Army recruitment rally from August 17 to 26
VISAKHAPTNAM: An open army recruitment rally will be conducted by the Army Recruiting Office of Visakhapatnam at the Indira Priyadarshini Stadium in the city from August 17 to 26. Nearly 10,000 candidates from Srikakulam, Viziangaram, Visakhapatnam, East and West Godavari and Krishna districts are expected to participate.

APSCPCR calls for a report
VISAKHAPTNAM: The Andhra Pradesh State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (APSCPCR) took up a suo moto case on the alleged sexual harassment of girl students by teachers at Kothapalem Upper Primary School of Visakhapatnam directed the district administration to submit a detailed report by August 25. The Commission asked the district police to register a case against the accused teachers under Protection of Children from Sexual offences (POCSO) Act and arrest them.

Supreme Court verdict on EAMCET counselling on Monday
HYDERABAD: The date of commencement of EAMCET-20141 counselling in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will depend on the judgment of the Supreme Court that will deliver its judgment on Monday. It may be recalled that the apex court has in its interim directions asked that the admission process should be completed by the end of August, the Telangana Government is waiting for its judgment.

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu blasts KCR
HYDERABAD: Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu termed the remarks of the Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao terming Narendra Modi as ‘fascist’, said as highly objectionable and said that Union Government is implementing what was in the AP State Reorganization Act 2014.

Centre gives permission for Steel Factory in Kadapa
KADAPA: The Centre has given permission to set up an integrated steel factory in the district according to Information and Public Relations Minister Palle Raghunath Reddy who announced the same on Sunday during his tour to the district to review various developmental activities.

TRANSCO CMD on Central deputation
HYDERABAD: Transco Chairman and Managing Director Syed Ali Murtaza Rizvi was allowed to go on Central Deputation and will be appointed as director in the Cabinet Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme for five years.

State Government abolishes 756 Trust Boards
Andhra Pradesh Government on Saturday issued an ordinance scraping all the Temple Trust Boards in the State including of TTD. Sources said that as many as 756 Temple Trust Boards are likely to be scrapped and 18 temples with income more than Rs.1 crore, 31 temples with income in between Rs.25 lakhs to Rs.1 core, 238 with income from Rs.2 lakhs to Rs.25 lakhs and 469 temples with less than Rs.2 lakh income. The Government may likely to enhance the number of board members by two while in TTD with three members.

AP may get 14th district
HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu is understood to be planning to carve out a new district out of the twin Godavari districts and also include in it, the recently merged mandals form Khammam district of Telangna with Seemandhra. The new district, said to be for tribals, is likely to be named after freedom fighter Alluri Sitharama Raju.

AP Government panel to visit 6 foreign cities
HYDERABAD: The nine member advisory panel on construction of the State Capital headed by Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana has finalized the list of planned cities in the country and in the world. The identified cities are Chandigarh, Naya Raipur, Navi Mumbai and Gandhinagar in India and six abroad are Singapore, Putrajaya (Malyasia), Islamabad (Pakistan), Brasilia (Brazil), Dubai (UAE) and Canberra (Australia).

Pruthvi Raj is the Visakhapatnam Bar Association President
VISKAHAPTNAM: Advocate J Pruthvi Raj has been elected as the new president of Bar Association in the election results announced on Saturday. BR Umasankar was elated as vice-president, MS Madhav as secretary, DS Sailajadevi as the joint secretary and K Vijayababu as the treasurer of the Bar Association for a one year period.

‘RECS will be scrapped’, says Chandrababu Naidu
KASIMKOTA (Visakhapatnam):Addressing the people during the two day visit, the AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu announced that the government would abolish the RECS after an enquiry. He announced this after the people lodged complaints over power cuts . He said that since it is under YSRCP control, people are not getting the due services.

Girijan University will come in next year
VISAKHAPATNAM: Participating at an International Girijan Conference on Saturday, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu announced that the government will be establishing a Girijan University in next year. He said that bauxite mineral are plenty in girijan areas and some people are eying for them and wanted that all those should go to Girijans. Chandrababu Naidu said that Girijans could get justice only during TDP regime. He said that good medical aid will be extended through NTR Arogya Seva. He wanted the children of girijans should come up to the expectations.

Some of the assurances Chandrababu Naidu are: • Uninterrupted power supply to all girijan villages. • Girijan museum will come up at Visakhapatnam.• Rs.50,000 assistance to girijan girls marriage purpose. • A tourist rail will come up in between Visakhapatnam and Araku. • Girijans will be made lakhiers.• 50 per cent income from bauxite will be spent for the development of girijans. • The diseases of Dengi and malaria fever will be brought under Arogya Sri coverage

Capital experts committee visits Krishnapatnam
NELLORE: The experts committee appointed by the government for suggesting suitable place for the State Capital on Saturday visited Krishnarevupatnam at Muttukur mandal in Nellore. They held discussions with the port officials.

Minor Irrigation Minister hold review meeting
HYDERABAD: Minister for Minor Irrigation Devineni Umamaheswara Rao on Saturday held review meeting with the officials in all the 13 districts. He alleged that due to the negligence of some of the top officials, the delay is witnessed in the release of water. He emphasized the need for continuous supply to Krishna delta.

Former Minister Kolla Appala Naidu admitted in Seven Hills Hospital
VISKAHAPATNAM: Former Minister Kolla Appalanaidu was admitted to Seven Hills Hospital following illness.

Deputy DEO places three teachers under suspension
VISAKHAPATNAM: The Deputy District Educational Officer Lingeswara Reddy has placed three teachers working at Koathapalem primary school on the charges of indecent behavior with a lady teacher.

Naira Agricultural College silver jubilee celebration
SRIKAKULAM: Ministers Atcham Naidu and P Pulla Rao on Saturday inaugurated the silver jubilee celebrations of Naira Agricultural College.

Bandh against tribal district hits normal life
ELURU: Normal life in most parts of the district came to standstill following the bandh enforced by all parties against the move for formation of a new tribal district by including plain areas. The bandh coincide with the celebrations of International Day of the World Indigenous People held at KR Puram under the aegis of the ITDA.

Vignan University 2nd convocation
GUNTUR: The honorary degree of Science will be conferred on Director of Satish Dhavan Space Centre, MYS Prasad during the second convocation of Vignan University to be organized on August 17. Supreme Court Judge Justice Jasti Chalameswar will be the chief guest of the function in which former MP Yarlagadda Lakshmiprasad would also attend said University Registrar MS Raghunathan on Saturday.

Honour killing in Nalgonda
NALGONDA: A teenaged woman who married against the wishes of her parents was hacked to death by her father at Ganugugonda of Thungaturthy mandal on Saturday morning in what is being described as a case of honour killing by the police.

Quit India Day commemorated
HYDERABAD: TPCC president Ponnala Lakshmaiah on Saturday felicitated a few activists of the 1969 Telangana Movement commemorating the Quit India Day on August 9. He felicitated former Mayor Lakshminarayana Mudiraj, Gopalkishen Rao and others who participated in the 1969 Telangana Movement.

Rare sighting of ‘Volva volva’
KOLLAM: Environment activist Sainuden Pattzhy came across a rare marine species on the Shakthikulangara beach on Friday – a sea snail from the gastropod molluscan family christened ‘Volva volva’ in 1758 by the Swedish biologist Carl Linnaeus. KK Appukuttan, former head of the CMFRI’s Molluscan Fisheries division said that it is a rare visitor to the Kerala coast. It was protected under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 since their shells had a huge export market at times selling at $20 a shell.

Ahmedabad CID gives clean chit to Narendra Modi on poll code violation case
AHMEDABAD: The Ahmedabad Crime Branch has given a clean chit to Prime Minster Narendra Modi in a case related to violation of the model code of conduct during the last Lok Sabha elections. The investigating agency filed a closure report at the metropolitan court on Friday that said no case was made out against Narendra Modi.

Sushma Swaraj to visit China
NEW DELHI: Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj will head to Beijing later this month participate in the annual trilateral meeting with Russia and China. The participation of Swaraj in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) where she met with the Foreign Ministers of the regional forum is her first in the multilateral event.

39 dead in Iran Plane crashTEHRAN: An Iranian passenger plane crashed Sunday moments after take off from Tehran killing at least 39 on board and narrowly avoiding many more deaths when it plummeted near a busy market. The plane was headed to the eastern city of Tabas, the IRNA and Fars news agencies said.

SEBI clears new norms
NEW DELHI: Paving way for Rs.1 lakh crore fund inflows from foreign and domestic investors, SEBI on Sunday cleared new norms for setting up and listing of Real Estate and Infrastructure Investment Trusts.

Delhi police granted Rs.40 crore under United Nations Project
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police has been awarded Rs.40 crore under the United National Women Safe City project to enhance safety for women in the National Capital. UN Women Safe Cities’ programme in Delhi is part of the UN Women Safe City Free of violence against Women Global Programme’ and under this, the UN with the assistance of World Bank will finance the project.

‘Yaga’ held for Jaswant Singh’s health
JAISALMER: Number of people on Sunday began a ‘mahamrutyunjaya yaga’ at Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple for the fast recovery of their leader and former Union Minister Jaswant Singh who continued to be on life support system after he was operated upon a head injury at RR Hospital of Indian Army in New Delhi.

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