Andhra Pradesh News on January 11, 2014
January 11, 2014 - Hyderabad
- Former Minister JC Diwakar Reddy stages dharna for water
Former Minister and Tadipatri MLA JC Diwakar Reddy on Saturday staged a dharna on NH-44 demanding release of water to the Chagalla balancing reservoir in the district. He had got the State Government to issue an order allotting 1.5 tmcft water from Penna Ahobilam Balancing Reservoir a few weeks ago and demanding the district administration to comply with the order. Angered over the delay on the part of the administration he staged a dharna with his supporting and started off to forcibly release water. He was obstructed by the police to led to stage a dharna. The administration assured release of water in the next two weeks.
- TDP chief urges Chief Minister for tighter security to Shashi Kumar
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president Nara Chandrababu Naidu in a letter to the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy requested him to strengthen the security to C Shashi Kumar, a witness in the Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) of Kadapa. He said that the witness was being threatened including attempts on his life by the supporters of Gali Janardhan Reddy, the main accused in the OMC case. He said that the CBI had also asked the State Government on his security cover but in vain and instead of strengthening security, the local police even a booked a case against Shashi Kumar, said Chandrababu Naidu.
Handover to CBCID
He also wanted the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy to handover the case to CBCID for more transparency. He reminded of the CBI Joint Director's letter to the Chief Secretary to transfer the case to CBCID is of no use, he said.
- DGP launches 'Rakshitha' application for women
Director General of Police (DGP) B Prasada Rao on Saturday launched Rakshitha, an application for women to protect themselves from attacks. Addressing media in Mahabubnagar, he said that the application is linked to the net and it will give the whereabouts of an woman in distress and also hep the police in rushing to the spot. all they have to do is to dial 119 toll free number for instant help. Prasada Rao also launched another application to get the location of Beat constables during night patrol for better communication, he said. Inspector-general Rajendar Reddy, Hyderabad range DIG Naveen Chand, and Mahabubnagar district collector M Girija Shankar participated.