Andhra Pradesh News on January 24, 2014
January 24, 2014 - Hyderabad
- Neighbouring states are responsible for bifurcation', says Minister Galla Aruna Kumari
Participating in the debate on the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013, Minister for Mines and geology Galla Aruna Kumari blamed the neighbouring State for the bifurcation of the State. 'Our neighboring States are responsible for our division when we are emerging as the national leaders in many fields with the fear that we will call the shots at national level as a major political and economic force', she said.
She termed the Bill as a historical blunder and was against the federal spirit and the Constitution. She said that it was sent to the Assembly against the wishes of majority of the people in the State and added that there was no mention of how the concerns of the Seemandhra would be addressed.
- Talks between APSRTC unions and Transport Minister fail over IR
The talks between the representatives of the recognized unions of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) and those of the management/government led by Minister for Transport ended in a stalemate on Friday afternoon. The employees have demanded 32 per cent of Interim Relief (IR) while the Transport Minister expressed his willingness for 21 per cent. APSRTC MD J Purnachandra Rao and the Minister expressed inability to comply with the debate of 32 per cent and the representatives were told the unions that as of now the Corporation had accumulated losses to the tune of a whooping rs.5,000 crore.
It may be noted here that the Staff and workers federation and the APSRTC National Mazdoor Union had earlier served strike notices on the management from the early hours of Monday.
- ACB traps NPDCL engineer
Anti-Corruption Bureau officials on Friday caught P Govardhan, an Assistant Engineer of AP Northern Power Distribution Company Ltd., while he was accepting a bribe of Rs17,000 from a farmer for doing an official favour. According to ACB DSP N Sanjeeva Rao said that he demanded Rs.20,000 but reduced to Rs.27,000 following a request from the complainant for setting up a transformer who approached the ACB. The accused was caught while he was accepting the bribe.
- General Elections will be held as it is', says Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal
Andhra Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal said that the next general elections will be held as usual irrespective whether the State is united or divided. He said Election notification will be issued in the last week of February or in the first week of March. Bhanwar Lal said that National Voters Day will be celebrated on January 25 and voters can verify their names were registered or not. SEO said there were 6,24,06,,81,000 voters with Ranga Reddy district with 50,10,24,000 while Viziangaram district with 16,86,174.
- If TRS is not merged with Congress, I will shift to Congress says, Mancherial MLA Gaddam Aravind Reddy.
Speaking to media in informal talk said that if Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) does not merge with Congress as per the word, he said that he prepared to shift to Congress and it will taste the failure in the next general elections, said Mancherial MLA Gaddam Aravinda Reddy.
- Congress sowed the seed of Telangana, says Minster Sunitha
Participating in the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 debate, Minister Sunitha Lakshma Reddy said that Congress has sown the seed of Telangana. She welcomed the division Bill in the Assembly. She said that the decision was taken after a thorough discussion with all the parties. She added that TRS President K Chandrasekhara Rao undertook indefinite fast for deletion of 14 F, said Sunitha. Initially, TDP and YSRCP agreed for the division but later took a U turn. Gali Muddu Krishnama Naidu interfering the speech said that she was speaking for more than half an hour as every member is given three minutes time.. Instead of speaking, he objected the appreciation reference of Sonia in her speech, said TDP MLA.
- 'Country should be freed from family rule, says Lok Satta chief Jayaprakash Narayan
Speaking to media at its office, Lok Satta Party national president Dr Jayaprakash Narayan said that the country should be freed from family rule. He said that for the last five decades, the country is under the family rule. He said that black money rules the country and how can one expect good governance with black money rulers. With technological revolution, he said that people are watching everything and there is a dearth of sincere leaders in all the parties, he said.
- Government appoints former Justice Krishna Mohan Reddy as Chairman of AFRC
The State Government on Friday issued orders appointing former Justice Krishna Mohan Reddy as the Chairman for Admission and Fee Regulatory (AFRC) Commission chairman.
- Four IPS officers transferred
The State Government on Friday transferred four IPS officers. The government appointed Sarvastratsi tipati as Hyderabad South zone DCP, Chandrasekhara Reddy as NRP SP, K Ramesh Naidu as DCP of Shamshabad, G Srinivas as Chief vigilance Officer of TTD.DI
The State Government has issued orders that Nizamabad range DIG Anil Kumar surrendering his services to Central Government and is being posted as as Deputy Director Intelligence Bureau
- Software Engineer Vijitha found missing from Hyderabad
Another software engineer Vijitha was found missing from Jeedimetla according to a complaint lodged by her parents to the police on Friday. It may be recalled another techie was not traced so far. The police on the hunt for the missing software engineer Manasa Ranjan Swine (29) a week ago. According to sources, Swine found missing on January 18 at around 9 a.m when she went out for train booking and since then, she is not traced. Madhapur DCP Kanthi Rana said that they are making efforts for trace out the missing engineers.
- Parents of Anuhya Esther meet Home Minister urges stringent action
Parents of Anuhya Esther (23) a software engineer working for TCS in Mumbai who was gang raped and brutally killed in Mumbai met the Home Minister Shushil Kumar Shinde on Friday. Machilipatnam MP K Narayana secured an appointment for them. They requested the Home Minister to take stringent action against the accused.
- TDP leader Talasani Srinivasa Yadav files petition on TTD in High Court
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) senior leader and former Minister Talasani Srinivasa Yadav on Friday filed a petition in the Andhra Pradesh High court alleging that the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) VIP tickets were sold in black market. He also alleged that Kishore Kumar Reddy along his family members had the darshan of Lord in violation of protocol causing untold miseries to the common people on the day of Vaikunta Ekadasi. He made the Executive officer, Joint Executive Officer, Chairman, Commissioner of Endowments and State Government as respondents.
- Mumbai police intensifies investigation in Esther Anuhaya
The Mumbai police have intensified their investigation and arrested eight auto drivers. They are interrogating them on the case. It may be recalled here that the victim Esther Anuhaya, a software engineer from Masulipatnam working for TCS in Mumbai was raped and murdered that created a sensation.
- 'Resolution demanding rejection of the Bill', says Payyavula
TDP MLA Payyavula Keshav speaking at the media point on Friday demanded a resolution rejecting the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013. He said a notice will be given to the Speaker by the TDP MLAs.
- Former DGP Susil Kumar passed away
Former DGP Susil Kumar (88) passed away while undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals, according to his family members. He worked as Director General of Police during the period February 10, 1989 to April 23, 1990.Governor ESL Narasimhan, DGP B Prasada Rao, Hyderabad City Police Commissioner, Anurag Sharma, CBI former Director Vijaya Rama Rao along with some IPS officers paid tributes to the departed officer at Ameerapeta residence. Final rites will be conducted on Saturday at Panjagutta burial ground.
- A vain bid rape attempt on a software engineer
A rape attempt was made on a software engineer on Thursday mooring. According to sources, a woman software engineer from Himayatnagar on Thursday morning went to a temple at Kcheguda and after darshan when she opened the door found an unidentified man. It is said that she forgotten to lock the door. The accused at a knife point asked to drive the car and during driving sent a help message to her friend who in turn informed the same to police. The police based on the signals of the phone trapped the movement of car but were said the accused got down from the car in the mid the way. Police are investigating.
- The Assembly session was adjourned for 15 minutes early in the day as the YSRCP legislators staged protests demanding clarity on the voting of the AP Reorganization Bill.
- TRS MLA Gaddam Aravind Reddy plans to shift loyalties.