Andhra Pradesh News on February 21, 2014
February 21, 2014 - Hyderabad
- Officials in ACB trap
NIZAMABAD: Officials of Anti-Corruption Bureau on Friday nabbed a Gram Panchayat executive Officer GM Sudarshan of Kotagiri mandal headquarters when he was accepting an amount of Rs.8,000 as bribe from a complainant to for issuing a mutation certificate.
ADILABAD: In another incident, the ACB officials registered a case of disproportionate assets against the Project Director of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) Nirmal Project Implementation Unit, K Srinivasulu. They unearthed movable and immovable assets worth over Rs.1.6 crore following raids at Kondapur, Hyderabad residences and that of his relatives.
- PCC president accepts resignations
AP Pradesh Congress Committee president Botcha Satyanarayana on Friday accepted the resignations of chiefs of four districts.
The PCC president decided to act against Kadapa, Anantapur, Chittoor and west Godavari DCC chiefs due to various reasons. The two MLAs – Madhusudan Gupta of Anantapuram and Kothapalli Subbarayudu of West Godavari are said to be weighing options of quitting the party while Chittoor president Rajasekhara Reddy has come out in support of the former Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy in the event of floating a new party. He relieved the Kadapa unit chief Ashok Kumar.
- 'Except UT, GoM did good exercise in the division process', says Union Minister Pallam Raju
The Group of Ministers (GoM) had made good exercise in the division process and except making of Hyderabad as UT, rest of the issues were resolved in a satisfactory manner, said Union Minister MM Pallam Raju. He said that he would contest from Congress ticket in the next elections.
- 15th Lok Sabha adjourned 'sine die'
The 15th Lok Sabha adjourned 'sine die' on Friday
- Tirupati MP Chinta Mohan meets Prime Minister
Tirupati MP Chinta Mohan on Friday met the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and urged him to make Tirupati as State Capital for the residual Andhra Pradesh.
- YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy withdraws petition
YSR Congress chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy Friday withdrew his petition from the Delhi High Court.
It may be recalled here that the Kadapa MP had filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to direct the Speaker to accept his resignation that was put before Speaker in protest against the Centre moving ahead with the division process. The counsel for Jagan moved the appeal to withdraw since the division of the State was over and the Court agreed to the plea.
- 'We kept our word on Telangana ', said BJP president Rajnath Singh
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders from Telangana who met the BJP president Rajnath Singh on the eve of thanking giving, he said that justice was done to both Telangana and Seemandhra region. He said that BJP kept its word on Telangana issue and it will strive hard for the welfare of both the regions. BJP State president G Kishan Reddy speaking on the occasion said that they would take up the responsibility of developing these two regions. .
- Division process begin', says Union Minister Jairam Ramesh
Union Minister and member of GoM Jairam Ramesh said that the process of division has already begun with formation of two committees. He said one committee will look into the distribution of officers of All India Services and the second one for officers of State services. Jairam said that another committee will be appointed to decide for establishing a State Capital for residual Andhra Pradesh. The committee will recommend the place where the capital has to come up and the process will be completed within six months, said the Union Minister.
- Governor accepts the resignation of Kiran Kumar Reddy
Governor ESL Narasimhan on Friday accepted the resignation submitted by N Kiran Kumar Reddy. Governor has requested him to continue in the post as care taker till alternative arrangements are made. He sent a report to the Centre through a special messenger, according to sources.
It may be recalled here that the 16th Chief Minister of the State, Kiran Kumar Reddy submitted his resignation for the post of Chief Minister for MLA post and from the primary membership of Congress in protest against AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 that was placed in Parliament. He was in the post for a period of 3 years two months and 25 days
- 'BJP will do justice to Seemandhra after it comes to power', says Sushma
BJP senior leader and leader of opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj agreed that injustice was meted out to Seemandhra people. She said that total justice would be done to them when BJP come into power.
- VRO/VRA results likely on Friday
Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) indicated that the results of Village Revenue Officer/Village Revenue Assistant (VRO/VRA) the test that was conducted on February 2 will be announced on February 21, 2014.
It may be recalled here that the Chief Commissioner of Land Administration ( CCLA )released primary answer key on February 4 and final key on February 10. Candidates can get their results on the official website of CCLA www.ccla.cgg.gov.in.
- As many as 8.15 lakh applications received for 2667 Panchayat Secretary posts
The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission that has called for recruitment of 2,667 Panchayat Secretary Posts has received 8.15 lakh applications.
The Panchayat Secretary (Grade IV) in AP Panhayat Raj subordinate service written examination will be held on February 23 2014 in 2400 centres between 10am to 12.30 pm and 2.00pm to 4.30pm across the State of Andhra Pradesh.
- DCC president puts his paper for party and post
TIRUPATI: Chittoor District Congress Committee president Amasa Rajaseskhara Reddy tendered his resignation to the post and to the party primary membership in the footsteps of Kiran Kumar Reddy. Speaking to media on Thursday, Rajasekhara Reddy said that in a couple of days the drum of the Congress is going to be empty. As many as 200 sarpanches, PCC representatives, DCC Members and other organization s like BC Cell, SC Cell, Mahila Congress have too put in their papers.
- Additional forces rushed to Guntur
GUNTUR: Superintendent of Police Guntur Rural J Satyanarayana said that one battalion each from Central Reserve Paramilitary Force (CRPF) and Andhra Pradesh Special Force (APSF) has been sent. These forces are in addition to three companies each of RAP and two battalions of APSP in view of sensitive situation. Guntur Urban SP Gopinath said that the law and order situation in the urban district was under control.
- TDP MLA Velagapudi Ramakrishna Babu quits
VISAKHAPATNAM: Telugu Desam Party Visakhapatnam East MLA V Ramakrishna Babu resigned from the post of MLA on Thursday in protest against bifurcation of the State. He sent the papers to the Assembly secretary.
- Advocates to challenge division of State in Supreme Court
VISAKHAPATNAM: Putting the last hope on the Supreme Court, advocates who wind up their 206 day relay hunger strike for the cause of United Andhra making their last efforts by challenging the division in Supreme Court. They are hopeful of bagging a stay order form the Supreme Court as they feel that the entire process was done in an undemocratic manner.
- Medical Education Minister wants Visakhapatnam as the capital of Seemandhra
Speaking to media on Thursday, Minister for Medical Education Kondru Murali said that they have requested the Centre to make Visakhapatnam as the capital of Seemandhra. He said that forest lands will be de-notified for formation of State Capital and since Visakhapatnam has 27,000 acres of forest land. It has all infrastructure facilities that are need for formation of the capital, said Kondru Murali.
- With Rajya Sabha passing the Telangana Bill, the formation of the 29th state is just a President's signature away. According to sources, AICC is taking steps to have chief ministers in both Andhra and Telangana states before the election. It wants President's rule to be implemented till the Gazette notification is published.
- TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao thanks Sonia Gandhi for the passage of Telangana Bill. He dedicates the success to the people of Telangana.
- Narendra Reddy accused in three children murder case commit suicide
NIZAMABAD: Narendra Reddy an accused in the murder of three grandchildren of former MPP Raghupati Reddy has reportedly committed suicide. Police recovered the dead body in Godavari river near Basara.
It may be recalled here that three grandchildren of former Mandal Praja Parishat Raghupati Reddy of Remjal mandal, Siri (9),Akshyaa (6) and Rushi (4) were kidnapped on Wednesday night created sensation.The former MPP came to attend a function along with his family to Lakshmi Mansion Apartment in Gangastan Phase I. They were alleged kidnapped on late night on Wednesday. Following a complaint, police registered a case and found them killed near a bridge at Basara. They found the car in which they were taken. Police found the dead bodies near Sudhareddy Engineering College at the outskirts. They suspect that Narendra Reddy uncle of the deceased might have killed them. Police are investigating and a hunt is on to nab Narendra Reddy.