Andhra Pradesh News on January 13, 2014
January 13, 2014 - Hyderabad
- PF interest rate rose to 8.75%
Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) on Monday announced a hike in interest rate on the Provident Fund deposits to 8.75% for 2013-14 and it will benefit over 5 crore subscribers. The interest rate on PF deposits in the previous financial year was 8.5%. The Central Board of Trustees (CBT0 has taken the decision.
- Union Minister Jaipal Reddy withdraws his comments on Seemandhra leaders
Following a hue and cry from all the political parties across Seemandhra, Union Minister S Jaipal Reddy announced that he was withdrawing the word 'stupid' that he had used to describe the leaders who were opposing the formation of Telangana at an event in Hyderabad. ' I made the remark in a particular context comparing intellectual giants such as Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu and Pattabhi Sitaramaiah with present day leaders who fail to see the reason behind the Telangana demand', he said.
- Devi Fisheries bags MPEDA award
Visakhapatnam based Devi Fisheries Limited bagged the Marine Products Export Development Authority's (MPEDA) award for jeering as the t top exporter of seafood for 2012-13. Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma has presented the award to the Managing Director Yarlagadda Surya Rao at the International Seafood Show 2014 in Chennai on January 10.
- YSRCP removes M Mareppa form CGC
YSRCP has removed the former minister M Mareppa from the Central Governing Council (CGC) for criticising its party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and making 'false allegations' after he was declined Assembly ticket according to a press release.
- Congress MP Hanumantha Rao to seek information on VIP passes from TTD under RTI Act
Member of Parliament and AICC secretary V Hanumantha Rao said that he would seek details of the passes issued by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) under the RTI on 'Vaikunta Ekadasi' day. At a press conference on Monday in Nizamabad, he questioned 'how can the temple committee provide VIP pas to the Chief Minister's brother? Over 9,000 VIP passes are reportedly issued, but are there that many VIPs in the State, he questioned. He said all these details regarding this should be made public, he said. He alleged that each VIP pass was sold between Rs.10,000 to Rs.20,000 and wanted those responsible should be brought to book.
- 'Arrest those burnt the copies', demands TRS leader Harish Rao
TRS MLA Harish Rao on Monday demanded to book cases against those leaders and APNGOs who burnt the copies of the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013. He said that by doing such heinous act tantamount to dishonour to the Constitution. He questioned the DGP who slapped sumo motu cases against those on the remarks on the Chief Minster and why he maintains silence in this aspect, he questioned. He questioned the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, TDP president Chandrababu Naidu and YSRCP president Jagan Mohan Reddy whether they support the act or condemn it, he said.
- Police arrested five directors of Bommarillu Farms and Villas India Limited
Police on Monday arrested five directors of Bommarillu. They seized five cars, documents pertaining to 300 acres and Rs.20,000 cash. They seized the office at Visakhapatnam and pickles unit at Anandapuram. It may be recalled here that it collected Rs.100 crores from 40,000 depositors and turned off the board.
- Rajya Sabha election schedule announced
Election schedule for the election of Rajya Sabha members are announced on Monday. Notification will be issued on January 21, Elections will be held on February 7 for 55 seats in 16 State. It may be recalled here that 55 Rajya Sabha members will retire on April 4.
- State Government issued GO lowering age limit for self-employment scheme
Social Welfare Department has issued a GO giving shock to small entrepreneurs lowering the eligibility age for the self-employment scheme for minorities and backward classes from 55 to 40 years. The GO was issued on the basis of recommendations of Group of Ministers on implementation of self-employment scheme and it did not mention the reason for lowering the age.
- Congress committed historic mistake of working with AAP
BJP senior leader M Venkaiah Naidu said in Nellore on Monday that the Congress party had committed a historic mistake by working with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi. He said the issue of alliance will be taken up only after the party's national committee meeting. Majority of the leaders from various parties are queuing to join the party. People India wants to see Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister as he is the only one who can handle the challenges, said Venkaiah Naidu.
Venkaiah Naidu speaking to media said that by next Sankranti, BJP will be in government. Congress is encouraging parties like AAP unable to handle the BJP, he said.
- '3G Love' movie producer in police custody
Karimnagar police have taken the Kolagatla Pratap Kumar into their custody in Viziangaram. It may be recalled here that he was the producer of ' 3G Love movie'. The police basing on a complaint from a woman from Karimnagar who alleged that the producer trapped her with movie opportunities and marring her but deceived her. It is learnt that the police registered cases under Section 417 and 420. It may be recalled that he is producing the '3 G Love' movie under the banner Square India studios.
- AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 burnt in traditional Bhogi fire
Copies of the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 were burnt in the traditional Bhogi fire in various places in Seemandhra to show their protest over the division of the State. APNGOs president P Ashok Babu, it's leader Basheer, MP Magunta Srinivasa Reddy, TDP MP Konakalla Narayana, TDP leader Karanam Balram along with others participated. On a call given by Samikhayndhra Parirakshana Committee, various political parties have participated in the events across the Seemandhra region to highlight their anger over the division Bill.
- 'We will oppose AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 in Parliament', says RSS secretary general
Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) is against small States and will oppose the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 in Parliament, said it's secretary general TJ Chandrachoodan. He was speaking to media in Hyderabad who is Hyderabad for participating the party central committee meet. He said that terrorist activities will increase and law and order will be pose a big problem, citing the example of Chhattisgarh. He said that the bifurcation issue has been taken up for political gain.
- TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu will leave for Naravaripalle to celebrate the Sankranti festival. He would return to Hyderabad in the evening.