Andhra Pradesh News on February 1, 2014
February 1, 2014 - Hyderabad
- Samaikyandhra JAC to stage protest in Delhi on division Bill
The Joint Action Committee of Samaikyandhra people's organization has chalked out a plan to stage protests in Delhi as part of their efforts to mount pressure to keep the State united. They would lay siege to the Parliament on February 15. Chairman of JAC Karem Shivaji said that they will meet the MPs and Central Ministers from Seemandhra and urge them of their support to step up pressure on Centre after the draft Bill on division. He said they will do everything to thwart the efforts at introducing the Bill in the Parliament through the back door. He said JAC would meet again at Tirupati on February 3 to finalize their strategy.
- Red sanders smugglers attacked police
Police opened fire when a group of red sanders smugglers attacked them with stones in Balupalle forest area in Kadapa district. Police and forest department personnel were undertaking a joint combing operation when a group of 30 persons from Tamil Nadu hurled stones on them that forced them to open fire However, no casualties were reported and there was no information of the combing party personnel sustaining injuries. Sources said that tre teams of additional armed police personnel were rushed to the place.
- Lokesh to undertake 'Cycle Yatra'
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president Nara Chandrababu Naidu's son Nara Lokesh will undertake a 'cycle yatra' from February 10 according to sources. He will begin his yatra either from Hindupur or from Tirupati as part of his efforts to bring back TDP to power as the next elections are around a couple of months. He will be in the yatra till completion of the election. He will cover 30 km a day said sources and final decision will come out shortly.
- Police busts high-tech coping gang
Kurnool police on Saturday busted a high-tech copying gang. According to police, Gurivi Reddy gang plans to attempt malpractices for the scheduled VRO and VRA examinations to be held on Sunday. They said that Gurivi Reddy had collected huge amounts of money from the candidates with the assurance of sending answers through blue-tooth and high-tech methods. Police took Gurivi Reddy in to custody and interrogating.
It may be recalled here that the accused had indulged in malpractices in MBBS and PG examinations earlier. Gurivi Reddy earlier helped some students to secure medical seats and was arrested for malpractices through Bluetooth technology. He got the microphones stitched to shirts and saris using copper wires to supply them to candidates. The modus operandi was to scan the questions and send them to Reddy and his team, who in turn got them answered.
- 'No alliances with any political party till formation is completed', says BJP State president
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State president G Kishan Reddy said that the party will not have any alliances till completion of formation of Telangana State. These comments came after he met the party national president Rajnath Singh on Saturday. He said that they will seek some amendments to the Bill if it is placed in the Parliament. He said that the amendments include justice to Seemandhra and they will make the Congress to accept. If the Congress does not accept, BJP will get them done after it comes to power. He added that there is no change in the party stand on creation of Telangana State.
- Justice NV Ramana and Justice Rajesh Kumar Agarwal likely to be elevated to Supreme Court
The Supreme Court collegium had recommended the names of Delhi High Court Chief Justice NV Ramana and Madras High Court Chief Justice Rajesh Kumar Agarwal be appointed as judges of the Supreme Court. According to Law Ministry sources, the recommendations received would be processed and the appointments cleared in three to four weeks.
Justice Rajesh Kumar Agrawal, 60, will have tenure of about five years. He will be the second judge to represent the Allahabad High Court along with Justice Chauhan till July. He was made active Chief Justice of the Madras High Court in February last year and appointed as regular Chief Justice in October.
Justice Ramana, 56, will have a tenure of about nine years. He was born in an agricultural family on August 27, 1957 in Ponnavaram village, Krishna district. He was appointed as a permanent judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in June 2000 and became the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court in September last.
- Raghuram Krishna Raju joins in BJP
YSRCP dissatisfied leader Raghurama Krishna Raju joined in BJP. in presence of BJP national president Rajnath Singh.
- GHMC workers stage dharna
GHMC workers on Saturday staged a demonstration to achieve their demands fulfilled. They demanded to increase the wages of contract and outsourcing workers to Rs.16,500 along with others.
- SBI robbed off Rs40 lakhs at gun point
Some unidentified persons at gun point robbed Rs.40 lakhs from the Choppadandi branch of State Bank of India in Karimnagar. Police rushed to the spot and are investigating.
- Deputy Chief Minister calls on ailing TDP leader
Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarsimha on Saturday called on TDP leader Satya Prasad who is undergoing treatment at Ramesh hospitals in Vijayawada. He wanted the Seemandhra leaders not to deceive the people saying that they can stall the division process. He said that the bill will be passed in Parliament. Rajanarsimha said that the process is already completed and no body stop the formation of Telangana State.
- RTA raids continues
RTA officials continue their raids on the buses that are operating against laid down rules on Saturday. They have seized 27 buses plying in violation in Guntur, Kurnool, West and East Godavari.
- Funds missing from former cricket's account
One person Izuzul had transferred Rs.10 lakhs from the account of former Indian Cricket VVS Lakshman account. Sources said that police took him into custody in Calcutta following a complaint by Lakshman.
- Anuhya cases take another turn
Anuhya murder case takes another turn with the police suspecting a youth from Hyderabad. Mumbai police have suspected a youth identified on the basis of CCTV footage at Mumbai LTT Terminal. The youth spoke to her for 39 hours in December and 35 minutes on February 4.
- Gang rape attempted victim Fathima dies while undergoing treatment
Fathma (25) died on Saturday while undergoing treatment with burn 90 per cent burn injuries at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital. It may be recalled here that the a group of four persons attempted to rape her at Chilakalaguda Railway quarters in Secunderabad a three days ago and when resisted was burnt by pouring kerosene. Police have arrested the accused on Friday and sent to remand. The woman, who was staying with her mother and grandmother in the house, was called out by four men known to her. She was later found engulfed in flames by the local residents, who doused the fire and shifted her to hospital. The victim told police in her statement the same day that four men tried to sexually assault her and when she resisted they doused her with kerosene and set ablaze. BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya visited the hospital and consoled the family members of the victim. He demanded stringent punishment for the guilty.
- Robbers loot State Bank of India with Rs 46 lakhs
Miscreants decamped with Rs.46 lakh cash from State Bank of India Choppadandi branch in Karimnagar on Saturday morning. DSC P Venugopal Rao said that the Branch Manager had opened the bank at 9.30am and while discussing with staff, four persons barged into the premises and decamped with cash at a gun point.