Andhra Pradesh News on February 22, 2014
February 22, 2014 - Hyderabad
- Adivasi Samshema Parishad demands stoppage of Polavaram project
BHADRACHALAM: Adivasi Samshema Parishad on Saturday demanded to stop the Polavaram project. They staged a dharna in front of Bhadrachalam ITDA. Later, they submitted a memorandum to the Assistant Project Officer. The vice president of the Samshema Parishad U Shankar wanted the active participation of public representatives along with the Adivasi MLAs else they will not allow them to move in the villages.
- 'I will contest from Kakinada', says Pallam Raju
Union Minister MM Pallam Raju on Saturday said that he will contest from Kakinada and accept any judgement the people gives. He said that Congress had done its best for Seemandhra in the division process except making Hyderabad as Union Territory, said Pallam Raju.
- VRO/VRA results announced
Government Chief Secretary PK Mohanty on Saturday released the Village Revenue Officer/Village Revenue Assistant ( VRO/VRA) results. Chittoor district bagged the in VRO test while Anantapur district bagged in VRA category.
VRO first three ranks: Narendra Reddy (Chittoor), Syamsunder Reddy (Nalgonda) bagged the second rank while Yoganand Reddy (Anantapur) bagged third rank.
In VRA category: Prabhakar (Anantapur) bagged the first rank, Krishna Rao (East Godavari) bagged second rank while Ramakrishna (Nizamabad) bagged third rank. Results can be had on www. ccla.cgg.gov.in. Mohanty said that the list of successful candidates have been sent to the District Collectors. Certificate verification will be done before February 27, he said.
It may be recalled here that Village Revenue Officer (VRO) and Village Revenue Assistant (VRA) examination was held on February 2 across the State. As many as 89.04 per cent of candidates have appeared for the test with 90.15 per cent of the candidates took VRA examination with highest percentage registered in Nizamabad district and least recorded in Warangal district. For 1657 VRO posts, as many 11,84,234 candidates appeared in the ratio of 1:714 candidates. For 4305 VRA posts, 88,609 candidates competed with an average of 1:20. It may be recalled here that as many as 13,49,244 candidates have applied for VRO and 1,00,575 have applied for VRA examination. VRO examinations will be held in 3684 centres and 195 centres for VRA examination.
- 'Government to decide whether to make Kurnool as capital or a separate State', warns Minister TG Venkatesh
Rayalaseema Hakkula Parirakshana Vedika leader and Minister TG Venkatesh warned the Centre to decide whether to make Kurnool as capital or to create a separate State.
Reminding that they sacrificed the capital to keep all the Telugu speaking people together way back in 1956, he said that now, they are not ready for sacrifices. He questioned the Centre for making 1953 Telangana and why not 1956 State capital, he questioned. Venkatesh warned that will be on agitational mode for getting the State capital for Kurnool.
- Minister Kondru Murali defends Congress action in the State's division
Minister for Medical Education, Kondru Murali Mohana Rao speaking to media charged the TDP and YSRCP who have played a key role in the process. He said that TDP has given a letter for the division and YSRCP has said that they have no objection to divide the State under Article 3 of the Constitution and now are shedding crocodile tears. He charged the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy for betraying the Seemandhra people.
- 'TDP stood on its word', says Yerrabilli Dayakar Rao
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has played it's due role in the formation of Telangana State said Yerrabilli Dayakara Rao. He said that formation of Telangana was only possible because TDP had given a letter of consent for formation.
Speaking at the Telangana TDP leaders meet at NTR Bhavan he called on the cadre to refute the charges by opposition parties. TDP president Nara Chandra Babu Naidu and senior leaders Devendra Goud and Ramesh Rathod have participated in the meeting.
Dayakara Rao said that TDP is not against formation of Telangana state but against the way in which it was carved. He said that they would rebut the rumours by other political parties. TDP has strong cadre in Telangana and expressed that both TDP and BJP can put together can form government.
- Security on alert at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
After the Central Industrial Security force received an anonymous letter claiming that explosives would be transported on a flight between Hyderabad and Delhi, the security at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) were tightened. However, the letter did not mention the flight's name or the time it would arrive at the airport but warned the security personnel to be careful. They also said that the consignment would land at the airport within 20 days said police sources.
Cyberabad Joint Commissioner of Police Y Gangadhar said that 'it is an anonymous letter written in English and are trying to get a copy from the airport officials to examine it in detail'.
- 'All parties have their due share in the division process', says Raghuveera Reddy
ANTHAPUR: Backing Congress party for its role in the division process, State Cabinet Minister Raghuveera Reddy said that all parties have due share. He found no fault in the role of the Congress. He faulted those who want to project the party as a main accused. He reiterated that he will continue in the Congress party. .
- VMC employees stage dharna
VIJAYAWADA:Vijayawada Municipal Corporation Employees on Saturday staged dharna demanding release of salaries under GO No.10. On the other hand, opposition parties staged dharna denouncing the hike of water charges. Following the protests turned violent, police arrested the agitators and shifted them to police station.
- Hyderabad occupies the fourth largest service centre for TCS
Hyderabad became the fourth largest service centre for Tata Consultancy Services. TCS that began operations with 4500 employees in 2007 now accommodates 25,000 staff on rolls. Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore centres are having strength of over 50,000 while Hyderabad occupied the fourth place. More than 6,000 staff recruit on campus are being trained in these centres.
- Srikalahasti decked for Sivaratri
TIRUPATI: The Srikalahasteeswara temple is getting ready for the annual 'Sivaratri Brahmostavams' beginning Saturday. The shrine is visited by devotes across southern India for the grand annual event. Devasthanam has made elaborate arrangement for the convenience of the pilgrims. The Executive Officer reviewed the on-going arrangement for the event.
- Telangana employees celebrate 'Telangana formation'
The Secretariat Telangana employees celebrated the passage of the Telangana Bill in both the Houses of Parliament. They took out a procession raising slogans. They organized a 'Dhoom-Dham'. Telangana Secretariat Employees Association president called on the employees to work harder and dedicate themselves to the reconstruction of Telangana and added that it is time to stop agitations and start working for Telangana State.
- AAP to hold meeting with active Telangana workers
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) State Campaign Committee Convenor Ramakrishna Raju said that they will hold a meeting with the activists from Telangana region on February 24 to step up strategies to expand it's party base and to draw an action plan.
At a press conference on Friday, he said that Telangana Regional Committee members would tour their respective districts and interact with the grass-root level members and list out the issues and problems that could be included in the party's Constituency manifest together with action plan, said Ramakrishna Raju.
- Telugu Desam Party has started preparations for the next general elections. As part of the process, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu will hold consultations with Telangana leaders today and Seemandhra leaders on Monday.
- Results for the recently held VRO and VRA exams will be released today.