Andhra Pradesh News on January 17, 2014
January 17, 2014 - Hyderabad
- Providential escape for Ganugala Kamalakar
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLA Ganugala Kamalakar escaped with minor injuries when his vehicle was hit by another car coming in the opposite direction. The incident took place at Rimmanaguda near Gajwel on the Rajiv Rahadari on Friday. The vehicle lost balance and fell aside on the road.
- Assembly session may be extended
Going by the tight scheduled, the on-going Assembly may take over to the next month. Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy is already planning to seek extension of the January 23 deadline given by the President for discussion on the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013. Seemandhra leaders are firm on seeking extension as the draft bill need to be discussed threadbare.
- Subsidized LPG cylinders limit to be hiked by 12
Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Veerappa Moily announced in New Delhi on Friday that the quota for subsidized LPG cylinders will be hiked to 12 per house hold per year. The announcement came within hours of Rahul Gandhi, AICC vice-president's demand came out. He said that a decision would be taken in the Cabinet which will take a final decision, he quickly added. The move to increase the cap limit will put an additional burden of Rs.3,300 crore to Rs.5,300 crore on the government exchequer in the form of subsidy.
- Police arrested third accused in the Danish woman gang rape
Delhi police on Thursday arrested the third accused in the alleged gang rape on Danish woman and was remanded in three days police custody.
The police already arrested Mahender alias Ganja and Mohammed Raza already in police custody till Monday. Muhammad Raja the accused earlier. It may be recalled that a 51 year old Danish woman was gang raped by threatening at knife point. The police also recovered the stolen I pad from the accused. The police are on hunt for the rest of the accused.
- State Government selected for 'Krishi Karman' award
Andhra Pradesh State Government has been selected for the prestigious 'Krishi Karman' award by the Government of India. The award will be presented to the State by the President of India at a function in New Delhi on February 10. An official statement said on Monday that Bihar, Manipur, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh, Tami Naidu, Haryana, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh will be award the Krishi Karman 2011-12 awards for their efforts in increasing food grain production.
- Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) on February 9
The State Government has given green signal for the conduct of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET). Nearly 4.49 lakh are appearing for the test according to education department sources.
- APSRTC employees to go on strike from January 27
Demanding 46 per cent Interim Relief, Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport (APSRTC) employees will be going on strike from the midnight of January 27. After a meeting with the management, leaders of Employees Union (EU) and TMU speaking to media said in the event of failure of payment of IR, they would intensify the strike, they said.
- Dr.S Sailajanath Speaks in the Assembly on AP State Reorgnization Bill 2013
Participating in the debate, Minister for Assembly Affairs Dr.S. Sailajanath said that Telangana means Telugu Nadam. He said that they are fighting for the cause of united State under the leadership of Kiran Kumar Reddy. He said that he is not Seemandhrdu but Samiakhandrudu. He alleged that they are deceiving the people by saying that lakhs of jobs will come up after division of the State. Sailajanath said that enquiries revealed that 14,000 employees have violated 610 GO. He alleged that the leaders at that time opposed Fazal Ali Commission's decision. He said that Visalandhra agitation had its life from Telangana itself, he said. Sailajanath said only on the invitation of people of Telangana, they came to Hyderabad leaving Kurnool, he said.
TDP MLA Revanth Reddy objects:
Telugu Desam Party MLA Revanth Reddy objecting the comments of Minister for Assembly Affairs Dr.S. Sailajanath said that he is speaking in way insulting Telangana people in the guise of integrationist. He accused that lakhs of crores of corrupted ones are from Seemandhra in an obvious reference to Jagan Mohan Reddy. Sailajanath said that Telangana was developed only in the unified Andhra Pradesh. Revanth Reddy said that if Sailajanath airs his views is no objection but that views should not be in a way that insults the people of Telangana at any cost cannot be tolerated. He said that the President wanted the opinion of the members but rejecting the bill will tantamounts to insulting the Telangana people, said Revanth Reddy.
- CPM MLA Julakanti Ranga Reddy speaks in the Assembly on AP State Reorganization Bill
As part of discussion in Assembly, CPM MLA Julakanti Ranga Reddy said that the agitation of Telangana came only after the failure of gentlemen's agreement. Financial and regional inequalities are the reasons for the present unfortunate stage. He said improper planning will lead to agitations as was said by Sundaraih a long back, he recalled. He reiterated the party stand for United State. He charged that the rulers have not woke up even after Telangana and Jai Andhra agitations way back in 1969 and instead addressing the problems they created regional boards. He said that the agitation gained momentum only after 2000 year and for all party meet, the presidents of the parties have not attended he alleged. He questioned by sending representatives to the meet is it not opportunism? He said that there is no mention about the backward areas in the Bill. How the funds will be met for all the projects, he questioned. He said that the Bill lacked information about packages and fund sources, said Julakanti.
- AICC invites six MPs to attend the meet
Finally, AICC invited all those six Seemandhra MPs who were denied passed for the meet. It may be recalled that the MPs Lagadapati Rajagopal, Vundavalli Arun Kumar, Harsha Kumar, Sai Pratap, Rayapati Sambasiva Rao and Sabbam Hari were denied passed earlier. These six MPs who moved no-confidence motion in the Parliament against UPA government filly invited to attend the meet. Lagadapati Rajagopal and GV Harsha Kumar attended the meet
- Assembly media point:
Former Minister and Congress senior leader Gade Venkat Reddy speaking on Friday at the media point said that only God can alone save YSRCP. Demanding voting on the issue will be done only after discussion which customary and vice-versa YSRCP is demanding. He said that if necessary will demand suspension of YSRCP members to enable a debate on the issue, he said.
- Women software engineer murdered in Mumbai.
Esther Anuhaya (23) a software engineer from Masulipatnam working for TCS in Mumbai was murdered. Anuhaya who came to native town for Christmas boarded LTT Express train in Vijayawada on January 4 and spoke to her father Prasad last at 10pm saying that will be back after reaching hostel. But as there were no responses, her father made inquiries with her friend but of no avail. Prasad on January 5 lodged a complaint with Vijayawada police. After 11 days police found a dead body in Kanjumarg in Mumbai and identified as that of the victim.
- YSRCP stages walk out from Assembly demanding clarity on voting on the Bill
YSRCP members on Friday staged walkout from the Assembly demanding a categorical assurance from the House whether it is for or against the voting on the Bill. 'Samaikhyam' (unity) is our policy said Vijayamma.
Party honorary president YS Vijayamma said that the party members are staging walk out in protest of not having a clear assurance from the House. She said that they are against the division of the State and against debate on the Bill. She urged not to do injustice to the 10 crore Telugu people.
Finance Minister Anam Ramanarayana interfering into the issue said that the promises made at Samadies or outside the House need not be shared in the House. Staging walkouts on the same issue for days together will nothing but wasting the valuable time of the House. He urged the YSRCP to participate in the debate and express views.
TDP MLA Payyavula Keshav speaking on the same in the House said that late YS Rajasekhara Reddy sowed the seed of division in way back in the year 2001 and asked the party to participate in the debate. Minister for Legislative Affairs S Sailajanath admitted that YS Rajasekhara Reddy was at time was for the division and the TRS are doing injustice to the Telangana people, he said. TRS MLA K T Rama Rao while agreeing with the statements of Keshav said that Sailajanath is speaking in a provocative way.
- TJAC Chairman Prof.Kodandaram demands to complete debate on time
Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) Chairman Prof.Kodandaram demanded that the on-going debate on the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 should be completed by January 23. Any extension of date will be opposed, he said. Even if the time extension is given and debate is not completed, Kodandaram said that they will be forced to view as Centre's conspiracy. Speaking to press in Vikarabad in Ranga Reddy district, he said that leaders of Seemandhra have given a call to lay seize the Assembly and planning to vast destruction in Hyderabad. He demanded the government not to give permission for the programme, he added.
- Noted Bengali actress Suchitra Sen passes away
Bengal actress Suchitra Sen (82) died on Friday after prolonged illness. He was admitted to Belly View hospital in Calcutta on December 23 for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. As her health condition deteriorated, she was shifted to Critical Care Unit (CCU) and was on ventilator.
Suchitra Sen began her film career in 1952 in the movie 'Sesh Kothay' and was awarded Dada Saheb Phalke award in 2005. She bagged best actress award for her action in Devadas. She acted in 'Aandhi' movie in Hindi and she is the first actress in Bengali who bagged award in International Film festival. She bagged best actress for the movie 'Saptapati' in Moscow Film Festival. Bengal government honoured her with Banga Bibhushan award. Government honoured her with Padma Sri in 1972