Andhra Pradesh News on January 5, 2014
January 5, 2014 - Hyderabad
- OU JAC stages protest in front of Jabber travels demands justice
Demanding immediate justice to the kin of the victims of Palem Volvo bus fire incident, Osmania University JAC demanded immediate arrest of JC brothers, owners of the Volvo Bus and come to their rescue of the relatives. They staged a protest programme at Lakadikapool office on Sunday. They raised slogans against the travels and JC brothers and demanded cancellation of licences. Police arrested the protesting OUJAC members.
- Drunk and drive – 53 motorist jailed ranging 3 to 7 days imprisonment
Local courts on Saturday awarded jail term to 53 motorists for driving vehicles in inebriated condition. Three motorists were sentenced with a seven day imprisonment while 22 got five day imprisonment. 24 motorists received three day imprisonment according to release. Traffic police from December 27 to 31 booked 495 cases during the special drives and of them 375 were riding two wheelers, 122 were driving four wheelers while 12 were driving three wheelers and four were driving heavy vehicles. A total of 1,234 motorists have been awarded jail sentences during the last year said the release.
- 16th Lok Sabha elections likely in April, says EC sources
Election Commission sources said that the 16th Lok Sabha Elections along with the elections for the States of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim in all probabilities will be held in April. The present tenure of the Lok Sabha comes to an end by May 31 and efforts are on to form the 16th Lok Sabha by June said Election Commissioner VS Sampath. Elections will be held in five phases from April second week to May first week and notification will be issued likely in the month of March said EC sources.
- Board of Intermediate to use GPS to arrest leakage of question papers
In a move to arrest the cheating and prevent from leaking of question papers from the Examination Centres, the Board of Intermediate (BIE) plans to introduce Global Positioning System (GPS) to track calls and mails from and to the Examination centres. It may be recalled that the BIE has already installed signal jammers at the Centre but now using tracking mobile phone activity during the period of examinations that would help the genuine students to excel says experts and Regional Inspectors have been deployed on this job said BIE sources.
- Villages attacked DSP and two policemen with sticks
Probationary Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sheikh Masum Basha along with two policemen was attacked by the villagers in Alipur in Mahabubnagar district. They allegedly attacked the party when the uniformed personnel nabbed two persons transporting illicit liquor in the wee hours of Sunday and were suddenly attacked by a group of villagers with sticks injuring the policemen. A case was registered by Nagarkurnool police on charge of rioting armed with deadly weapons, voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from their duty and various other sections of IPC, besides under relevant sections of AP Excise Act. A manhunt has been launched to nab the accused.
- 'I will abide by Congress high command', says Dokka Manikya Varapasad
Minister for Rural Development Dokka Manikya Varapasad on Sunday said that he would abide by the decision of the Congress high command on Telangana though he is personally against the division of the State. Speaking to media in Mahabubnagar after attending an official programme at Kalwakruty town, he said he would honour the decision of the Congress central leadership as he is a sincere worker of Congress.