Andhra Pradesh News on January 31, 2014
January 31, 2014 - Hyderabad
- 'Anti-terrorist Cell at Tirumala shortly', says DGP
In an effort to enlarge the security at Tirumala, Anti-terrorist Cell will be created at Tirumala Hills said the Director General of Police (DGP) B Prasada Rao. On granting one day leave to the police staff, he said that a decision will be taken after consultations with the Government, he said.
- Government transfers four IAS officers
The State Government on Friday transferred four senior IAS officers. T Usha Kumari was posted as Vice-Chairman of Vijayawada, Guntur, Tenali and Mangalagiri urban development authority. A Ashok has been posted as Additional Chief Electoral officer, A Devasena has been posted as Deputy Chief Electoral Officer.
- Diesel price up by 0.50paise per litre
The central Government has hiked the price of diesel by 0.50 per litre and will come into effect by Friday midnight. However, there is no hike in petrol price.
- JS Verma's family refuses to accept Padma Bhushan
Family of late Justice J S Verma has refused to accept the Padma Bhushan award conferred on him by the government posthumously, saying accepting it would be against his principles as he never "hankered" for any such honour.
- 'I have not given any letter of withdrawal', says Adala Prabahakara Reddy
Congress rebel and Independent candidate Adala Prabahakara Reddy said that he is in the fray for the RS elections. He said that he did not give any letter to Chintalapudi Venkataramaiah and said that somebody has played a foul play. He said that he is having sufficient MLAs support and would definitely win the elections. He admitted that the Chief Minister has telephoned him thrice to withdraw from the contest and for that he only responded that would be considered.
- Rajya Sabha elections will be held on February 7
Returning officer for Rajya Sabha polls said that elections will be held on February 7 and there are seven candidates in the fray.
- Congress is committed for formation of Telangana', says AICC spokesperson Abhishek Shingvi
AICC official spokesperson Abhishek Shinghi once again reiterated that the Congress party is committed for formation Telangana State. He said that the Assmbly acceptance is not required for division of the State and Parliament is vested with the powers, he said. Speaking to press on the developments took place in the Assembly, he said that what was happened yesterday is expected one. He is division is not a sentimental issue but have to be followed according to Constitution. However, he expressed some doubts on BJP's support to the Bill.
- There are so many weapons to stall the bifurcation, says Lagadapati Rajagopal
Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal said on Friday that there are so many weapons to stall the division process. He said it is not correct to compare the Bihar process with the present division process. He said that it is appreciable that all MLAs who became united in the Assembly in rejecting the draft Bill.
- Congress rebel candidates create new twist
High drama prevails in the withdrawal of nominations of Congress rebel candidates Adala Prabahakara Reddy and Chaitanya Raju who filed as independent candidates. Initially, there were rumours that they both have withdrawn from the Rajya Sabha fray. Chaitanya Raju who met the Returning Officer personally and withdrawn his candidature while Adala Prabahakara Reddy reportedly sent through MLA Venkaramaiah.
But, Adala Prabahakara Reddy telephoned to the Returning Officer saying that he had nothing to do with the withdrawal letter and is not withdrawing from the contest making elections imminent. With this there are seven candidates in the fray. They are T Subbarami Reddy, KVP Ramachandra Rao, MA Khan from Congress Garikapati Mohan Rao, Thota Sitaramalakshmi from TDP and K Keshava Rao from TRS and Adala Prabahakara Reddy (rebel Congress ) independent candidate. The elections will be held on February 7
- Next elections will be held in united Andhra State', says Kiran Kumar Reddy
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy speaking to a TV channel said that the AP State Reorganisation Bill sent to the State should go to the dustbin. "Telugu people have to decide their future. We don't want someone else to decide for us and put us in dispute', he said. Kiran Kumar Reddy refuted the allegation that he was acting like "the CM of Seemandhra" and said, "I am acting as statesman and CM but they, the Centre, are acting as representatives of Telangana. My role as the people's representative is more critical than my role as Congressman', he said. He said that the Telugu people will not tolerate and allow any kind of dictations by someone else in any form. Kiran Kumar Reddy expressed confidence that the next general elections would be held in united Andhra Pradesh.
- We are committed for formation of Telangana State', says Digvijay Singh
Speaking to press, AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh said that Telangana Bill will go to the President before Sunday night and expressed the confidence that it will be passed in the Parliament. Dismissing the allegation of not attending the concerns of Seemandhra he said all the concerns will be addressed. He questioned what the Seemandhra leaders did before CWC. He questioned what the Chief Minister did before a decision has taken.
- Andhra Pradesh State Commission for women sends notice to Advertisement Company
The Andhra Pradesh State Commission for Women is all set to send notice to an advertisement company asking it to remove hoardings across the country in which woman is portrayed in an indecent manner. The commission could remove such hoarding in the City with the help of police and wanted the same across the country. The Commission member Sunitha Krishnan said that under section of 294 of the Indian Penal Code, indecent representation of woman is prohibited in public places. She said that it is highly insensitive on the part of the ad agencies when sexual offences against women are increasing alarmingly.
- Minister Dokka Manikya Varapasad moves nine amendments
Minister for Rural Development Dokka Manikya Varaprasad in his affidavit to the Speaker on the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 suggested for Rayala-Telangana. He who opposed the Bill for not reflecting the aspirations of the Seemandhra people said that it was without objects and reasons and financial memorandum He moved nine amendments including naming the residuary Andhra Pradesh as Telugu Nadu State. He sought inclusion of Anantapur and Kurnool districts to Telangana state and transfer of revenue division of Bhadrachalam in Khammam to residuary Andhra Pradesh. The other amendments are delimitation of Assembly constituencies for SC, STs in accordance with the population of 2011 census and to make it mandatory for all political parties to reserve 30 per cent of seats to SCs including reserved seats and 10 per cent of seats to STs including reserved seats.
- AP High Court directs Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd., to deposit Rs.1 crore
Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday directed the management of Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd, to deposit Rs. one crore within two week with the Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT) that is currently hearing several pleas by ICICI bank seeking recovery of its loans. A Division Bench comprising justices Ashutosh Mohunta and M Satyanarayana Murty saw nothing wrong in the DRT order and directed the company to deposit the amount.
- Home Ministry senior security advisor Vijay Kumar in the capital
Home Ministry senior security advisor K Vijay Kumar arrived in Hyderabad and said that the visit is only as a part of security aspects in different departments. He will held meetings with the top police officers on Friday and Saturday. Issues in Greyhounds, law and order issues in Hyderabad and increase of police force are some of the issues may come up in the discussion. It may be recalled here that he held meetings with the IGs of the three regions and submitted a memorandum to the Home Minister while division issue is underway.
- Formation of Telangana State cannot be stopped', says Madhu Yashki
Terming the resolution of reject the Bill in the Assembly has nothing to do with the formation of Telangana State, Congress MP Madhu Yashki said that nobody can stop it. Speaking to press on Friday, he wanted the people of Telangana not to be disturbed with the resolution. He said that Seemandhra leaders are playing drams.
- SPEED NEWS
- Hyderabad City Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma has issued orders prohibiting rallies and dharnas till February 7.
- A software engineer Lakshminarayna (26) from Kurnool has committed to suicide by hanging at Vijayanagar colony in Mysore. Sources said that he is working in a software company and was married to Aruna a year ago. Police said differences between the couple might be the reason and investigation is on.
- Warangal:-In Warangal seven buses belonging to a private travel agency were gutted in a fire on Thursday. According to police, the buses of Murali Krishna Kakatiya Travels were parked in a congested place at Peddammagadda area in Hanumakonda. In the early hours, the suddenly caught fire and fire tenders were rushed. The cause of the accident is yet to know.
- Nuzvid: - IIIT CEC final year student Naveen on Friday morning committed suicide by jumping from the third floor of the campus building. College staff immediately rushed him to the hospital but died on the way. The student hails from Lingapalem in West Godavari and the reasons for the suicide are not immediately known. The dead body rushed to Vijayawada hospital and police are investigating.
- Government Chief Whip Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy expressed confidence that the Telangana Bill would be approved before February 20 in the Parliament. Speaking to media, he said that the important leaders of Telangana will leave to Delhi on Monday. The next general elections in Telangana would be held in separate state, he added.
- Raghuveera Reddy moves 2nd SRC to resolve Telangana issue
Revenue Minister N Raghuveera Reddy suggested setting up of 2nd State Reorganization Commission for arriving a complete solution that would be acceptable to the people of all regions. Opposing the bifurcations, he expressed these views on the AP State reorganization Bill 2013 in his written submission. The Revenue Minister said that creation of Telangana State would lead to water disputes. He said that division would cause immense harm to Rayalaseema.
- New Offers from BSNL
The AP Circle of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited has announced that bandwidth of unlimited Broadband Plans 525/650/800/900/950 were upgraded with effect from February 1 with the existing speeds being doubled and download limit increased. The effective cost of broadband, excluding free calls was Rs.550 only. Also, new Fiber to the Home (FTTH) unlimited plans were now available for home users in Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Sangareddy.
- 37 Unanimous for Rajya Sabha
37 candidates elected unopposed for Rajya Sabha from different Stats as on Friday. Elections will be held on February 7 fir 18 vacancies - 6 vacancies in Andhra Pradesh, 5 in West Bengal, 4 from Odisha, 3 from Assam.