Andhra Pradesh News on January 2, 2014
January 2, 2014 - Hyderabad
- Telangana process should continue, said AICC secretary RC Kuntia
The process of formation of Telangana should not be stopped in spite of the efforts by a section of leaders to create obstacle, said AICC secretary RC Kuntia. He said that the Congress leadership has taken a decision on the issue and it should go ahead with it irrespective of whether the State Legislature passes the draft bill AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 that was referred to by the President of India. He flagged off the yatra undertaken by party senior leader V Hanumantha Rao on Thursday morning at Kadtal. Hanumantha Rao charged both the TDP and YSRCP for taking a U-turn on the bifurcation issue after they gve their consent initially. He said that the AICC president Sonia Gandhi had promised of formation of a separate State in 2004 manifesto and had kept her word in spite of pressure mounted, he said.
- High Court seeks information on Chittoor district water scheme
A Division Bench of the AP High Court on Thursday directed the State Government to file an affidavit explaining whether legislative sanction was necessary for implementing the Chittoor district water scheme that cost to Rs.7,390 crore. Dealing with a PIL filed by TRS MLA T Harish Rao who contended that no approval was obtained from the Cabinet and it is required for such scheme since money was to be allocated from consolidated funds.
- Two sarpanches arrested in Red sanders smuggling
The arrest of two sarpanches in Red sandlers smuggling came to reality at a time where there was a hue and cry over involvemn4 of political leaders in the activity. The Tirupati police on a tip-off raided a location near Cherukuvaripalle village and seized a mini lorry with red sanders logs worth over Rs.2 crore and resulted in the arrest of three persons whose revelation led to the arrest of two sarpanches. One of the sarpanches owing allegiance to YSRCP and having high profile background has been involved in smuggling since 2007. He has five cases so far in Yarravaripalem police station all booked in between 2010-12 and there was no let-up in the operations ever since he became a sarpanch, said sources.
- Fire brings 180 huts to ashes Union Minister Pallam Raju assures help
A major fire accident at Duimmlapeta in the outskirts of Kakinada in the early hours of Thursday brought 180 huts to ashes but no casualties were reported in the incident. Fire broke out when the residents' almost daily labourers were fast asleep. A woman sustained burns and was admitted to the government general hospital where her condition was said to be stable. The district administration opened a relief camp at AMG International School and provided food and shelter. Union Minister Pallam Raju visited the camp assured them of all help. Collector Neetu Prasad said arrangements would be made to issue ration and Aadhaar cards and estimated loss was about Rs.30 lakh.
- NIT student attempts suicide bid
A suicide bid by a first year student of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Warangal on the campus led to commotion among the students. Nitya Ramachandran, a first year B.Tech student reportedly consumed some tablets allegedly being disappointed with her marks she got in the first semester examination. NIT Director T Srinivasa Rao said that her roommates say that she was under severe academic pressure. He said that she attempted to this step on Wednesday late in the night and she is undergoing treatment and out of danger said the Director.