Andhra Pradesh News on August 26, 2014
August 26, 2014 - Hyderabad
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No ‘direct darshan’ for trekking devotees
HYDERABAD: The Minister for Endowments C Manikyala Rao said on Tuesday that the TTD authorities are planning to do away with ‘direct darshan’ facility to Lord Venkateswara Swamy to pilgrims who trek the hills. He said that while the number of such pilgrims was around 800 when it was introduced has increased to around 30,000 to 40,000 on working days and around 50,000 on Saturday. With this increase, the darshan time for general devotes was getting delayed.
CPI holds seminar on Budget impact
VIJAYAWADA: Communist Party of India organized a seminar on the ‘Impact of budget on city’. MC Das, a management consultant addressing the gathering said that the government allocated Rs.3,134 crore for 71 municipalities, 11 corporations in 13 districts. The allocations would not be sufficient if the requirements were to be considered, he said.
Chandrababu Naidu to visit Japan
HYDERABAD: AP Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu is planning to visit Japan either in October or in November following an invitation from Japanese Ambassador to visit his country. He announced this at a press conference held on Tuesday in Delhi. Sources said that Japan envoy evinced interest in infrastructure, electronics and agricultural sectors and assured to organize interaction with the business delegation from his country.
Court gives relief to APANGOs’ housing society
HYDERABAD: The High Court ordered defreezing of bank accounts of APNGOs mutually aided cooperative housing society albeit with some conditions. Justice Nooty Ramamohana Rao issued orders on a writ petition filed by the society that complained that the police instructed the bank to freeze the account following a complaint lodged by the district cooperative officer for alleged violation of AP MACS Act provisions.
Panel on Industrial Development formed
HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Government constituted Task Force for industries and infrastructure. The Panel was formed keeping in view of Chandrababu Naidu’s vision of industrial development. The GO with regard to the issue was released on Monday. Five members including the Deputy Chief Minister KE Krishna Murty will part of the committee. Eight top bureaucrats will be part of the committee and it will assist Chandrababu Naidu on infrastructure and industrial development.
Man arrested within three hours of committing a crime
ELURU: The police have arrested an auto driver for allegedly raping a minor girl within three hours of committing the crime on Tuesday. Deputy Superintendent of Police Satti Babu said that a minor girl of Pedavegi village boarded the auto of Paleti Surya Raju of the same village to go to college. He allegedly took her to a lonely place at Vatlur on the outskirts of Eluru and committed the offence. The victim’s parents lodged a complaint with Pedavegi police and the police arrested the accused.
SBI cuts home loan rate of interest
NEW DELHI: The State Bank of India on Tuesday slashed home loan rate by 0.15 per cent on housing loan, a move likely to be followed by other lenders. Home loans of upto Rs.75 lakh would now be available to fresh borrowers at 10.10 per cent against the existing of Rs.10.15 per cent.
Shah Rukh Khan gets extra protection
MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been provided with additional police security after a heightened level of threat perception to his life from the underworld, police said on Tuesday.
Air India offers tickets for Rs.100 for a limited period as part of Air India Day
Air India will celebrate Wednesday its merger with the erstwhile Indian Airlines as ‘Air India Day’ offering tickets for Rs.100 for a limited period. In a statement, the tickets will be available only online, on its website for five days from August 27 to August 31 for travel during the period August 27 to September 30 only. This is the first time that Air India is celebrating its merger with Indian Airlines and observing the day as Air India Day.