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August 11, 2014 - Hyderabad

IT Minister Raghunath Reddy welcomes Supreme Court judgment
HYDERABAD: IT Minister Palle Raghunath Reddy while welcoming the Supreme Court judgment on EAMCET issue questioned how the nativity proposed by KCR will apply to him when he was born at Buddipeta in Viziangaram district. He said that the government will supply round the clock uninterrupted power from October 2. He said that the government proposes a separate budget for farmers.

ACB conducts raids on Guntur Sub-Registrar office
GUNTUR: Anti-Corruption Bureau officials on Monday conducted raids on the Sub-Registrar office in Guntur and seized Rs.67,240 unaccounted money and are investigating.

AP Tourism Principal Secretary Chandana Khan obstructed
HYDERABAD: Chandana Khan, IAS officer and Principal Secretary of AP Tourism from Andhra Pradesh, member of AP Tourism who attended came over to attend a board meeting of the National Tourism Board was obstructed by Telangana IAS officers. She sat on the road before the Tourism office and raised protest.

Separate Budget for Farmers
State Finance Minister Y Ramakrishnudu has reiterated that the State Government has decided to announce a separate budge exclusively for farmers. Speaking to press at Korukonda, he said that Andhra Pradesh was the first State to waive loans, primarily those obtained by farmers to the tune of Rs.48,000 crore. He said that NTR Sujala aimed at supply of 20 litres of drinking water at Rs.2 from October 2.

Nellore Mayor Abdul Aziz to join TDP
NELLORE: The Nellore Mayor Abdul Aziz will be joining Telugu Desam Party in presence of Chief Minster and party chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Monday. He was said to have been accompanied by 12 corporators who will too switch loyalities along with him from YSRCP.

Government decides to celebrate Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu birthday as State Function
VIJAYAWADA: The Andhra Pradesh State Government has decided to celebrate the birth anniversary of Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu, the first Chief Minister of Andhra State on August 23 as a State Function every year. The Chief Secretary, IYR Krishna Rao has issued orders to this effect on Sunday and directed all the departments to observe it on a grand scale.

Kalinga Vysyas seek BC status
SRIKAKULAM: The Andhra Pradesh Kalinga Vysya Association on Sunday urged the State Government to include the community in the BC list claiming that 90 per cent of the community come under the below poverty line category. Andhavarapu Varaha Narasimha said that though the successive government have promised BC status, it was yet to be materialized.

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.

AP Rythu Sangham demands immediate loan waiver
ANANTAPUR: The AP Rythu Sangham leaders along with many farmers from the district staged a dharna in-front of the District Collectorate demanding that the loan waiver scheme should be implemented forthwith and that any further delay shall make the entire process meaningless for the farmers. They said unless the existing loans are waived off and fresh loans for the kharif arranges, the farmers will not be able to go ahead with sowing operations. The leaders submitted a representation to the District Collector.

DDCB donates crore for State Capital
VIJAYAWADA: The Chitoor District Cooperative Central Bank handed a cheque of Rs.1 core to Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu towards the AP State Capital development fund.

Court reserves judgment on Satyam scam
HYDERABAD: A special court trying the accused in Satyam Computer case on Monday reserved its judgment against them while announcing that they will be asked to appear before it at intervals till the verdict was delivered. The court did not fix any date for delivering the judgment.

YSRCP chief attends court
HYDERABAD: The ICC Chairman and chief of India Cements N Srinivasan and YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday appeared in a special CBI court in the disproportionate assets case against Jagan Mohan Reddy among others. The court adjourned the case to September 9.

Chandrababu Naidu gives Rs.25 lakhs to Santoshi
HYDERABAD: Chandrababu Naidu on Monday presented a cheque of Rs.25 lakhs to Matsa Santoshi who won a silver in weight lifting in the recent Common Wealth Games. He also presented a cheque of Rs.25 lakh to Kabadi player Nagalakshmi for winning a gold medal in the World Kabadi competition.

Supreme Court refuses stay on transfer of Telangana villages to AP
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant stay on the operation of AP State Reorganization (amendment) Act 2014 providing for transferring villages in seven mandals of Telangana State to the State of Andhra Pradesh. However, the Bench comprising of SJ Mukhopadhaya and Justice SA Bobde issued notifies to the Centre and AP Government seeking their response and directed them that the matter to be tagged with batch of petitions on the main Reorganization Act.

Chief Justice deplores media criticism on Collegium
NEW DELHI: The Chief Justice of India RM Lodah on Monday said that everyone is out to condemn the collegium system terming it as a failure. Such campaigns should not shake the confidence of the people in judiciary by defaming it. The CJI heading a three judge Bench hearing a writ petition question in the reported elevation of Karnataka High Court Judge KL Manjunath as the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court said that no system is perfect, no one is perfect, the society is not perfect and we all from the society. I am from the first batch of judges selected via the collegium and Justice R Nariman is the last one to be selected. At present all the Supreme and High court judges are the product of the collegium system. He said if the collegium system has failed, then the products too have failed, said the Chief Justice of India.

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