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August 16, 2014 - Hyderabad

Chief Minister takes up expansion of Airports with Ashok Gajapathi Raju

VIJAYAWADA: The Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday discussed the government plans for the development of 14 airports in the State with the Union Minister for Civil Aviation P Ashok Gajapathi Raju.Chandrababu Naidu discussed the issues of land acquition and infrastructure facilities required for the new airports. He said that the State would have 14 airports and of these, three would be international airports at Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Tirupati and 11 airports in different districts.

‘Andhra Deepika’ released
The Deputy Speaker of Andhra Pradesh Assembly Mandali Buddha Prasad on Saturday unveiled the first Telugu Dictionary penned by Mamidi Venkaiah titled ‘Andhra Deepika’.

Child marriage averted
PRAKASAM: In a joint raid, the Prakasam police and Chioldline India Foundation NGO partner HELP, averted a marriage between a school girl and a 19 year old boy at Vagupalli Village, near Kanigiri in Prakasam district on Saturday.

Chief Minister reviews budget presentation process
HYDERABAD: The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday held a meeting with the Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu and the department officials and discussed the budget presentation process. The State Cabinet would meet and approve the budget on August 20 and would be sent to the Governor for clearance. Minister for Agriculture P Pulla Rao would present the farm budget in the Assembly and Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao would do so in the Legislative Council on August 22. The Assembly would likely to go on till September 12.

CCF asks Chandrababu Naidu not to take unilateral decision
HYDERABAD: Representatives of political parties asked the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu not to give scope for an agitation demanding another division of the State by taking a unilateral decision on location of new State Capital. Concerned Citizens’ Forum (CCF) that met on Saturday said that violation of the agreement between political leaders of the erstwhile AP and Hyderabad States had led to the movement for Separate Telangana a and any violation of Gentlemen’s Agreement would lead to another agitation.

Ban junk food’, cardiologists
KURNOOL: The Cardiologists Society of India urged the government to ban sale of fast food in school canteens in the larger interests of future generations. In a representation to the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu at informal get-together after Independence Day function on Friday, Society State president P Chandrasekhar appealed. VISAKHAPATNAM

•Rs.141 crore for HPVP modernization: Heavy Plants and Vessels Plant is undergoing modernization at a cost of Rs.141 core. HPVP General manager in-charge J Sankaran said during Independence Day message ‘we have spent Rs.115 crore till July 31 and the remaining amount will be spent by the year end. Many of the new machines ordered have been commissioned’, he said.

•VCTPL gesture:Visakha Container Terminal Pvt.Ltd., as part of its commitment to CSR, distributed notebooks, plates and glasses among 200 children of GVMC schools near Town Hall and Sivalayam. Visakhapatnam Port Trust Chairman MT Krishna Babu attended the programme as chief guest and appreciated the efforts of VCTPL.

•70 Aayakar Seva Kendra planned:The Income Tax department will open 70 Aayakar Seva Kendras across the country to help taxpayers file their returns without approaching a chartered accountant. The centres manned by a trained commerce graduate will be useful for assesses with limited taxable income. These centres are being set up in small towns and cities all over India. The department has trained the unemployed commerce graduates as Tax Return Preparers by conducting an examination or helping the tax payers to file returns’, said Central Board of Direct Taxes Chairman KV Chowdary on Saturday.

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