Andhra Pradesh News on January 22, 2014
January 22, 2014 - Hyderabad
- Chandrababu loses control
The leader of the Opposition Nara Chandrababu Naidu sought a full fledge discussion involving all parties to pay tributes to film star Akkineni Nageswara Rao after the House passed a condolence motion for him. A congress member shouted if similar condolences will also be paid to each of the martyrs in the struggle for separate State. Over this, Chandrababu Naidu spewed fire on treasury benches asking them that they were not intelligent enough and whether they were out to do 'exhibitionism' in the assembly.
- High Court dismisses petition of IAS Officer Manmohan Singh in Vanpic case
Justice S Ravi Kumar of Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by senior IAS Officer Manmohan Singh, accused in Vanpic case. The case related to the dis-appropriate assets case of YSRCP chief and Kadapa MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. He contended the action of CBI filing a charge-sheet against him without sanction from the Government was illegal. The judge dismissed the contention of the accused.
- Rayalaseema MLCs voices against the AP State Reorganization Bill
Members of Legislative Council from Rayalaseema cutting across their party lines on Wednesday raised their voice against the AP State Reorganization Bill. They said that it would create misery to the most backward region of the State Rayalaseema. They said that serious injustice was being done to the people of the region with no water resources to the people and to industries.
- TRS MLA Harish Rao demands the Chief Ministger to withdraw the comments
TRS MLA Harish Rao demanded the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy to withdraw his comments of being Chief Minister of the State at a time when division Bill is place is introduced. He asked the Speaker if he does not withdraw, he appealed him to remove from the records.
- Jana Reddy says 'no voting needed'
K Jana Reddy responding over the Chief Minister speech said whatever was said by Indira Gandhi or Ambedkar is prior to the introduction of the Bill and voting is not needed. He asked the members to convey their opinions. He said number of those against or for the Bill can be said.
- Last rites of Akkineni Nageswararao likely to be held at Annapurna Studios
The last rites of Akkineni Nageswara Rao is planned to be held at Yerragadda funeral grounds. Sources said that Minister for Tourism Development Geetha Reddy suggested to the family member to perform at Annapurna studios. It is learnt that the family members are considering the proposal.
Last rites of Akkineni Nageswara Rao will be held at Annapurna Studios at 1pm said the family members.
- CM speech in Assembly on AP State Reorganization Bill 2013
Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy said that it is unfortunate to be the Chief Minister at a time the division bill is introduced. He said that he is opposing the Bill outright. United State is beneficial for both the State and the Country. He said that Congress party has a taken a decision for division while he opposes the bill. He said that there is no necessity to learn from BJP or TDP.
He said that it is necessary for him to inform the House why he is opposing the Bill. He said historical facts can be deviated. There were agitations for linguistic States. He gave a detailed presentation of the historical facts that necessitated for linguistic State of Andhra Pradesh.
TRS MLAs objected the speech of the Chief Minister. They seized the Speaker podium. K Jana Reddy wanted to know whether the Chief Minster is speaking in his personal capacity or leader of the house for which he responded to tell the members at the end of the speech.
He quoted the statement of the former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in Parliament on the linguistic States. He quoted the speech of various MPs in the Parliament in between 1952-1955.There is a lot of change between the speech of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1975 and the present Congress decision. He said that the first SRC says that any division should be made for all round growth of the regions. He said like 14 F, Mulki rules were squashed. Had Mulkhi rules are in existence, the division should have taken place, said Kiran Kumar Reddy.
- Sensex closed at high of 21,337.67
The S&P BSE Sensex gained momentum and closed the day recording its all-time closing high of 21,337.67 up 87 point. The all-time closing high for the index till now was 21,326.42 recorded on December 9 when results to assembly elections were announced. The 30-stock index's all-time intraday high is 21,483.74 seen on the same day, December 9.
- TRS activists pull down MP Lagadapati Rajagopal from the dais
Pro-Telangana activists on Wednesday pulled down Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal from the dais. The incident happened when he was to address a gathering of internationalists at Indira Park organized by APNGOs. Some Telangana activists grabbed his shirt and pulled him but he has not sustained any injuries. They raised slogans 'Jai Telangana ' and the police there took them into custody.
- ACB traps Guntur DEO
Officials of the Anti-Corruption Bureau on Tuesday trapped the District Educational Officer M Ramalingam while he allegedly demanded and accepted a bribe of Rs.50,000 from a complainant. C Chandrasekhara Reddy who runs a school said that the DEO demanded bribe for recommending for sanctioning of additional sections of sections of Class 10. Nellore region Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) VSR Chowdary
- Tata motors offer Voluntary Retirement Scheme
Tata Motors will offer a voluntary retirement Scheme (VRS) to a section of employees due to prolonged slowdown in the auto industry. Announcing a truck racing series for the first time in India to be held in March, it said that it would be investing Rs.3,000 crore on product development. Tata Motors Managing Director Karl Slym told to the press that VRS allows to those people to move on with our support, he said.
- Minister Balaraju defends Congress decision of bifurcation
Minister Balaraju participating in the debate on the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 said that he is committed to the decision of the Congress party. The TDP Seemandhra MLAs raised objections terming 'as betrayer of Seemandhra' which was countered by the TRS member. The action and counter reaction in the Assembly that forced to adjourn for five minutes.
- Police booked case against Padmasri awardee Ileana Citaristi on charges of manhandling
Police on Tuesday night registered a case against Odisha dancer and Padmasri awardee Ileana Citaristi for manhandling a girl student.
Born in Italy, Ileana leaned Odisha dance and was honoured with Padmasri Award by Government of India. She runs a dancing school in Bindusagar in Bhubaneswar in Odisha.
Kamalakanth Das has lodged a complaint with the Lingaraju Police in Bhubaneswar on Sunday that she manhandled her daughter Divya Roopa who is learning dance in her school. However, police registered the case on Tuesday under IPC 341 and 323 along with Child Abuse Act 23. Ileana denied the allegations.
- Actress Sameera Reddy married Akshai Varde
Actress Sameera Reddy got married to Akshai Varde on Tuesday. It may be recalled they got engaged in December last at the actress's house. Akshai Varde tied the knot at the same place in a traditional Maharashtrian setting. Couples close family relatives and very close friends nearing 60 attended the wedding.
- Leaders of all political parties are on one platform
Good number of APNGOs from across all the 13 districts of Seemandhra attended the Maha dharna being organized on Wednesday at Indira Park in Hyderabad in protest against bifurcation of the State.
Addressing the gathering, APNGOs Association President P Ashok Babu said that common capital is like a country without a king. He said if the State is formed with a common capital, the situation that is prevailing in Delhi will happen here also, he said. Leaders of all political parties coming together on one platform is a good sign in achieving the goal, he sadi. Erasu Pratap Reddy, Ganta Srinivasa Rao, TG Venkatesh, MP Lagadapati Rajagopal, CM Ramesh, MLAs belonging to TDP and Congress participated.
- 'Any extension of time will not be accepted', says TDP MLA Dayakara Rao
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Telangana MLA Yerrabilli Dayakara Rao said that they will not accept any time extension on the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013. He said that the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy sought the permission of the President of India in an effort to stall the bifurcation process. Dayakara Rao said they would disrupt the proceedings in the event of extension of time by the President.
- APNGOs day long dharna at Indira Park
APNGOs president P Ashok Babu speaking to press said that the they have invited all the leaders of political parties to participate in the day long dharna being organized at Indira Park on Wednesday. He asked them to highlight the cause of united Andhra Pradesh.
- Fight for seat kills two
A verbal duel between two passengers for a seat in general coach of Puri-Tirupati Express in Nellore district left two passengers dead. According to Government Railway Police said that an altercation made one passenger pushed the other two a father and a son off the train between Gudur and Tirupati. They were admitted to the hospital where the father identified as Rahman died while the son is unconscious. The person who pushed them too lost his life when he had a fatal fall while trying to get down the train, said police.
- Legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao passes away