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February 17, 2014 - Hyderabad

  • AP State Reorganization Bill on Tuesday
    AP State Reorganization Bill 2013(Telangana State Formation Bill) will come on Tuesday for a discussion in Lok Sabha.
  • State Government sanctions Rs.43.36 lakhs to Dr. Sailajanath medical treatment
    The State Government on Monday sanctioned Rs. 43.36 for medical treatment to Dr.S Sailajanath. The amount is meant for a treatment of a tumour in chest at New Jersey Hospital Cancer hospital.
  • Government appoints Satya Rao as AP Press Council Chairman.
    The State Government on Monday appointed Satya Rao as AP Press Council Chairman.
  • State Government transfers IAS officers
    The State Government on Monday transferred IAS officers. The transferred IAS officers'are: Aditya Nath as Chief Secretary, Infrastructure and Investments , G Anatha Ramu as Secretary Social Welfare, KS Jawahar Reddy as Irrigation secretary, N Sridhar as Commissioners, Beverages and Distelliaries, Dr.Vani Mohan as Employment commissioner, M Jagadeswaar as Commissioner Education , K Ramakrishna Rao as Finance secretary, K Vijayanand asTransport Commissioner. Surender IAS, appointed as Managing Director, AP Seeds and Rawat as MD Genco
  • BJP submit amendments sought to AP State Reorganization Bill 2013
    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has handed over a list of amendments sought in the Bill was handed over to the Central Government, said its official spokesperson Prakash Javadekar. He said that the party has suggested nine amendments sought to be made in the Bill. He charged that the Centre is playing a double game in Telangana formation issue. The obstructions from Congress MPs in the Parliament are a part of the game plan of the Congress, said Javadekar.
    Some of the amendments sought are heavy financial package to residual Andhra Pradesh, establishing of IIT like establishments within two years, National status to Palamuru lift irrigation along with Polavaram, immediate establishment of a High Court in residual Andhra etc.,
  • PCC president wants YSRCP, TDP and CPI to make last attempts
    PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana said that the fast moving political situation in Delhi indicates that Telangana Bill will be passed in the current sessions and is being confirmed by Seemandhra Union Ministers.
    Speaking to media after a meeting with Seemandhra State Cabinet Ministers at his residence suggested the TDP, YSRCP, CPI presidents should lead a delegation to Prime Minister and others to stall the move as a last effort.
    Botcha Satyanarayana opined that had the Chief Minister resigned immediately after CWC decision would have some impact. He said that he is extending moral support to Seemandhra MPs.
  • 'Place the Bill in Parliament after lifting of suspension', says TDP MP Madugula Venugopal
    Telugu Desam Party MP Madugula Venugopal wanted the Congress-led UPA government to place the Bill after lifting their suspensions. He said people are more important to them than parties.
  • Lok Sabha secretariat issues bulletin
    On Monday, Lok Sabha secretariat issued a six page bulletin explaining how previous States have been divided and formed new States.
  • 'Discussed amendments didn't have a place in the Bill', says Venkaiah Naidu
    BJP senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday the problem is not between Seemandhra and Telangana but with Seemandhra MPs with that of Centre. He said that the amendments they have discussed with BJP were not placed in the Bill, said Venkaiah Naidu. He said that the smooth conduct of the House is the responsibility of the Government.
  • We are committed for formation of Telangana State', says BJP senior leader Advani
    BJP senior leader LK Advani after a meeting with Union Minister Jairam Ramesh and Shushil Kumar Shinde once again reiterated that the party stands by it's word of formation of Telangana State. At the same time, BJP is also committed for justification of Seemandhra concerns, said Advani. He expressed deep concern over suspension of Seemandhra MPs.
  • PCC president writes to all chiefs of the Parties
    PCC president Botch Satyanarayana on Monday had written letters to all the party chiefs including Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy. In his letter, he underlined the importance of focussing with sincerity in their efforts to keep the State united. He had written letters to TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu, YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and CPI State secretaries.
  • Jagan gives call to lay seize Parliament
    Jagan Mohan Reddy had given a call to its party cadre to lay seize the Parliament. Jagan Reddy leads the party cadre towards Parliament. The cadre is moving towards Parliament from Jantar Mantar. He suggested them to go the maximum extent it could be possible. Samaikyandhra activists holding placards and raising Samikhayndhra slogans are moving towards Parliament. He advised the party cadre to join hands with APNGOs who are agitating for Samaikhyandra
    Prior to his arrest, Jagan wanted to lead the people to the maximum permissible point but when were obstructed by Police at Parliament street, they sat on the road and raised slogans. Police arrested Jagan Reddy and shifted him to Police station. He said that though they were staging dharna in a peaceful manner, they arrested them in a undemocratic manner, said Jagan. Later, police released Jagan Mohan Reddy from their custody.
  • Jagan Mohan Reddy arrested
    YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was on Monday evening arrested by police at Parliament Street why he was leading a huge gathering to lay seize Parliament. He along with other top leaders of the party was shifted to Parliament Street Police Station.
  • Congress issue whip to its MPs.
    Congress party on Monday issued a Whip to its members asking them attend the on-going Parliament sessions without fail in view of introduction of AP State Reorganization Bill 2013.
  • Supreme Court dismisses division petitions
    Supreme Court on Monday dismissed three petitions filed by BJP leader Raghurama Krishnam Raju, Adusumilli Jayaprakash and Visalandhra Maha Sabha. The petitioners have challenged the Centre going ahead with the Division of Andhra Pradesh. The court said that the matter is in the purview of the Parliament and advised the petitioner to come up before it at an appropriate time.
    The petitioners in their petitions questioned mala fide manner in which the Union Government had advised the President of India for implementing the consultative process envisioned under Article 3 of the Constitution. They said that the present Bill and the circumstances under which the Bill is forced to be enacted are not in tandem with the federal principles of the Constitution.
  • Supreme Court issues notice to Election Commission
    Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to Election Commission question why it did not conduct elections for ZPTC and MPTC posts and given three weeks' time to respond. The case was posted to March 3.
  • Gali Janardhan Reddy gets temporary bail
    A CBI court on Monday granted temporary bail to the main accused in Obulapuram Mining Corporation case Gali Janardhan Reddy on medical grounds. The court granted five day's bill for medical treatment and imposed condition not to visit his residence.
  • APNGOs stage Maha Dharna at Ram Leila Grounds
    APNGOs Association President P Ashok Babu addressing a Maha dharna at Ram Leila grounds said that the coming three days will decide whether the State is united or divided. He said that the State was united so far only with the agitations of the APNGOs. He wanted the BJP to play an active role in the issue and should not a silent spectator in the division issue said Ashok Babu.
  • 'People above party lines attended dharna, says Lagadapati Rajagopal
    Addressing at a dharna organized by APNGOs at Ram Leila Grounds on Monday, Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal said all people beyond political parties came to Delhi to raise their protest in against the division of the State.
    He said that people of all lines are fighting for the cause of united Andhra Pradesh. He said that when APNGOs sought 20 trains were only allotted 7. They suspended them to seek smooth passage of the Telangana Bill, he alleged.
  • YSRCP stages dharna at Jantar Mantar
    YSRCP president Jagan Mohan Reddy organizes dharna at Jantar Mantar. Huge party cadre and Samaikyandhra activists are participating in the event.
    YSRCP Jagan Mohan Reddy addressing a gathering said that the party will extend support to even BJP is they keep the State united.
  • Justice Ramana and Justice Agarwal takes oath as Supreme Court judges
    Justice NV Ramana and Justice RK Agarwal took over as Supreme Court judges on Monday.
  • LOK SABHA
    Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday placed vote-on-account budget in Lok Sabha. Chidambaram continues his budget speed amidst slogans by Seemandhra Union Ministers Kavuri Sambasiva Rao, Purandeswari, K Chiranjeevi, MM Pallam Raju, D Purandeswari and MPs GV Harsha Kumar and Bapi Raju. Panabaka Lakshmi , Kishore Chandra Deo and JD Seelam are confined to their seats while their colleagues raise slogans demanding the State united.
    AICC president Sonia Gandhi and AK Anthony appealed to protesting Union Ministers and MPs to withdraw their protests were unattended.
    Lok Sabha approved President Rule in Delhi

    Lok Sabha adjourned to Tuesday after the Railway budget was approved.
  • BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS
    • Deficiency rate confined to 4.6 per cent• 255 Million tonnes of food grains were produced for the year 2013-14• Rs. 2,35,000 crores have been disbursed as agricultural loans for the year 2013-14. • 57 crore Aadhaar Cards were issued• 2,44,000 mw electricity production improved.• Rs.79,459 crores earmarked for Higher Education.• Rs.36,000 crore are earmarked for medical field.• Rs.47, 000 crores loans given to DWACRA groups• Rs.76,000 crore subsidy given for fertilizers• Coal production increased to 554 million tonnes • One rank One pension scheme implemented in Defence sector from this year.• Cash transfer scheme is going on in 27 services • 15 billion Forex reserves credited• Projected exports 326 billion dollars (6.4% increase)• Investments rate: 34.8 % Savings Rate. 30.1%,• Projects cleared 296.• 50,000 mw thermal and hydro electicity projects under construction.• 2013-14 Solar Mission second phase began • 4 Ultra mega projects to being in the next financial year.• Rs.100 crore fund for small and medial entrepreneurs.• Liberalization of FDI rules.• Capital investments in PSU to Rs.11,200 crores.• No changes in the existing tax slabs.• 2% decrease in excise duty on consumable and capital goods
  • Rajya Sabha adjourned
    Rajya Sabha was adjourned to 2pm following slogeneering by Seeamndhra MPs
  • APNGOs leader Damodar Joshi dies of heart attack
    NEW DELHI:APNGOs Association Nellore district leader Damodar Joshi died of heart attack. He was in Delhi to participate the protest programme. He was rushed to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital and died while on treatment.
  • Division petitions to come up before Supreme Court on Monday
    Three petitions filed by BJP leader Raghurama Krishnam Raju, Adusumilli Jayaprakash and Visalandhra Maha Sabha challenging the Centre going ahead with the Division of Andhra Pradesh will come up on Monday afternoon before the Supreme Court.
    The petitioners in their petitions questioned mala fide manner in which the Union Government had advised the President of India for implementing the consultative process envisioned under Article 3 of the Constitution. They said that the present Bill and the circumstances under which the Bill is forced to be enacted are not in tandem with the federal principles of the Constitution.
  • Seemandhra Union Ministers meet BJP leader LK Advani
    Seemandhra Union Ministers MM Pallam Raju, K Chiranjeevi, Kavuri Sambasiva Rao, Kotla Surya Prakash Reddy and D Purandeswari met Bharatiya Janata Party senior LK Advani. They have requested him to mount pressure for revoking of suspensions on Seemandhra MPs. They also wanted him to mount pressure on the amendments to the T-Bill. They alleged that the Government is going unilaterally and want to get the Bill passed without the active participation of MPs.
  • Police arrests 20 youth in a Rave Party
    Cyberabad police in a surprise raid at a Rave Party at Leonia Resort at Shamirpet arrested 30 youth on Sunday night. They were shifted to Bashirbagh police station.
  • Delhi Police tightens security in view of protests
    The Delhi police have made elaborate security arrangements in view of the protests by APNGOs Association and cadre of YSRCP on Monday. With the inputs of possible lay seize programme, they have tightened the security at Parliament premises.
  • Seemandhra Union Ministers write to Speaker urging her to life suspension on MPs
    Seemandhra Union Ministers on Monday in a letter to Speaker Meira Kumar urged her to lift suspension on the Seemandhra MPs. She said that a decision will be taken after discussing the same in BAC meeting.
  • IKP staff threatens to go on Strike from February 20
    Demanding 27 per cent Interim Relief, the staff working in Indira Kranthi Patham have threatened to on indefinite strike from February 20 if the Government fail to accede their demand.
  • BJP Parliamentary Board discusses Telangana Issue
    BJP Parliamentary Board meeting held on Sunday at the residence of the BJP senior leader LK Advani that was attended by Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkary, Venkaiah Naidu, Anantha Kumar and Rajnath Singh.
    During the meeting, Telangana issue has reportedly came up for discussion and Arun Jaitley raised the issue of discussing the Bill without the participation of the Seemandhra MPs. They also discussed the 6 Anti-Corruption Bills. They also discussed the strategies to be adopted in Parliament.
  • BJP senior leader Arun Jaitley refuted Rahul Gandhi remarks
    BJP senior leader Arun Jaitley strongly refuted the allegation of AICC vice president Rahu Gandhi that BJP is attempting to block bills from approval.
    Arun Jaitley reminded that the Congress MPs are entering into the Well and creates obstructions for the proceedings resulting to adjournments. He reminded him that none of the BJP MPs entered into the Well.
  • Former Municipal Chairman Meesala Geeta resigns Congress
    Vizianagaram: Former Municipal Chairman, Congress leader Meesala Geeta resigned Congress party on Sunday. She sent her resignation letter to DCC president Kolagatla Veerabhadra Swamy. She alleged that the party is neglecting her for sufficiently long time.
  • Anganwadi staff on strike mode
    VISAKHAPATNAM: Anganwadi members will be on strike from February 17 to 22 as part of notice given State wide strike call. They have already served notice to this effect. They are on the strike demanding Rs.10,000 minimum salary, post-retirement benefits are some of the many.
  • 'Samaikyandhra activists plan for large scale destruction', alleges Ponnam Prabhakar
    KARIMNAGAR:- Karimnagar MP Ponnam Prabahakara Rao alleged that Samaikyandhra activists plan for large scale destruction in New Delhi. He said that a plan was drawn with the CMO's office as its centre point and added that Kiran Kumar Reddy held discussions with the suspended MPs. He objected the comments of BJP PM's candidate Narendra Modi's comment the Congress is taking unilateral steps in the division process. He demanded stringent action on Lagadapati Rajagopal for use of pepper spray on college MPs.
  • All arrangments for 'Save Andhra Pradesh' meet in Delhi were completed. The public meeting is organized by Samaikyandhra Parirakshana Samithi and will be attended by over 15,000.

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