Andhra Pradesh News on January 1, 2014
January 1, 2014 - Hyderabad
- HRD Minister Pallam Raju gives Rs.1.47 core from MPLAD funds
Union HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju on Wednesday in Rajahmundry said Rs.1.47 crore has been released from MP Local Development Area scheme funds for taking of development works in the East Godavari. He said that Rs.50 lakh was allocated for taking up construction of modernized ICU at Kakinada Government General Hospital and another Rs.75 lakh was given for construction of modern library under Kakinada Municipal Corporation limits besides purchasing books and study material. He said that Rs.22 lakh was provided to Prathipadu Assembly constituency to undertake community centre works, modernization of community health centre.
- Tadipatri MLA Diwakar Reddy to reply to show cause notice
Senior Congress leader JC Diwakar Reddy in an informal chat with press on Wednesday said that he had received the show cause notice asking him to give explanation on the remarks he made on the AICC president Sonia Gandhi and on Rahul Gandhi. He said that he was asked to give explanation to submit within a week. He said that he would likely to give explanation after January 17 meeting of the AICC where he would speak to Sonia Gandhi said sources.
- 2014 would be named 'Mahila Nama Samvatsaram'
TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu announced on Wednesday that he would declare 2014 as year dedicated to women if voted to power. At a public meeting in Rajendrananager, he said that the year would be named 'Mahila Nama Samvatsaram'. Announcing a number of promise, waiver of loans taken by DWCRA, SHGs and clamping down on 'belt shops' are some of the many.
- ACB Formation day celebrations
The Anti-Corruption Bureau will celebrate its53th foundation day on Thursday with a call to public to say 'no to corruption and serve the nation'. In a release the agency said that 468 cases and enquiries were conducted last year, involving 366 gazetted officers, 241 non-gazetted officers and 50 employees of various departments while the number of cases in 2012 was only 184 said the press release.
- Non-subsidized LPG costlier by Rs.220
State owned petroleum companies on Wednesday hiked the price of non-subsidized cooking gas cylinders by Rs.220 apiece. A cylinder will now cost Rs.1241 in Delhi. The government subsidises none cylinders a year for each household and families requiring more than this have to buy in open market. This is the third time in a month the price of non-subsidized cooking gas is being increased. The state owned petroleum companies revise prices of cooking gas cylinders on the 1st of every month based on the average imported cost and the rupee-dollar exchange rate during the previous month.
- TDP and YSRCP activists clash leaves ten injured
Ten people were injured in a clash between TDP and YSR Congress activists at Nagavaram village in Guntur district on Tuesday night after New Year celebrations. Sources said that the trouble broke out when Congress activists tore away the banners erected by TDP workers and reportedly attacked the TDP men whey they objected to remove of their banners inviting counter attackers led to tension. Ten persons mostly from TDP were injured and were hospitalized Police set up a picket there in the village.
- Low turnout at Tirumala on New Year day due to restricts by TTD
There was a low turn of devotes to have darshan of Lord Venkateswara Swamy on the New Year Day due to restrictions on number of tickets issued by the TTD. Only 60,000 devotees turned up as against one lakh last year. It may be recalled here that the TTD announced that it would issue 25,000 tickets for divya darshan and another 20,000 tickets for sarva darshan on the New Year day and also cancelled arjitha sevas and also special darshan for the day prompted to low turnout of devotes. TTD JEO K Srinivasa Raju said that they had issued 3336 VIP passes out of which 3169 came for the darshan.
- Election commission gives nod for election of 8 Panchayat Sarpanches and 56 ward members
Elections for 8 Panchayat Sarpanches and 56 ward members in Khammam that were deferred for various reasons, the SEC has given a go. The State Election Commission has issued a notification. Nominations will be accepted from January 3 to 6 from 10.30am to 5pm and scrutiny will be on 7, complaints if any on 8th to RDO and RDO scrutiny will be on 9 and withdrawal if any on 10th upto 3pm and later candidates list will be announced. Elections will be held from7am to 1pm from 18th and counting will be taken after 2pm.