Andhra Pradesh News on January 8, 2014
January 8, 2014 - Hyderabad
- YSRCP honorary president Vijayamma writes to Speaker
YSRCP honorary president YS Vijayamma dashed a letter to the Speaker Nadendla Manohar asking him to conduct voting on the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 by using his special and extraordinary powers. Vijayamma in her letter said if majority of the members reject, she asked him to return the Bill. She asked him to introduce the resolution under rule 359, 260 and 361. YSRCP members have submitted the letter to the Speaker.
- Samskrutika Sakha renamed as Bhasha Samskrutika Sakha
State Endowments Commissioner and Secretary of Cultural Affairs N Mukteswara Rao speaking to media on Wednesday in Viziangaram said that the Samskrutika Sakha has been renamed as Bhasha Samskrutika Sakha. He said that the Chief Minister has accorded his approval. He said that the Official Language Commission so far working under the General Administration Department (GAD) had now been brought under this. Sangeeta Nataka Academy, Sahitya Academy and Lalitha Kalala Academy would now come under the purview of the new department. It would take printing of all study material brought out by Telugu Academy, he said.
- Vigilance committees to monitor Hostels
The Nalgonda district administration has constituted vigilance committees to monitor hostels in the district following the alleged sexual assault on 12 tribal girls. The five member committee comprise of the District Educational Officer (DEO) as convenor and Project Director, ICDS, Deputy Directors of Social Welfare, Tribal Welfare and BC Welfare as members of the Committee. Similar committees were also set up at the mandal and division levels.
- Dr. Ambedkar statue to be installed in Assembly
A 14 feet high bronze statue of Dr.BR Ambedkar will be installed in the premises of the Legislative Assembly adjacent to the existing statue of Mahatma Gandhi. Speaker Nadendla Manohar said that the statue would be installed on a five feet height pedestal with landscape on the left side of the Gandhi statue in front of the Old Assembly building.
- 'BJP-TDP alliance only after Sankranti', says MP Ramesh Rathod
The much talked alliance between Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will come only after Sankranti said TDP MP Ramesh Rathod. Addressing a press conference on Monday, he said and confirmed the alliance and added that modalities are in final stages Ramesh said that the alliance is to give the country a strong Prime Minister and a viable Chief Minister in the State.
- 'District Collector cannot play the role of a mediator', observes High Court
Justice A Ramalingeswra Rao of the Andhra Pradesh High Court ruled that a District Collector cannot play the role of a mediator where he has no jurisdiction. The judge allowing a batch of petitions by M/s Venkateswara Vegetable Fruits Chillies Growers' Cold Storage Pvt.Ltd. and other challenging an order of the Guntur district administration to pay excess amount of Rs.6 lakh collected from farmers for storage their chilli stocks in the cold storages. The judge made it clear that till price fixation mechanism was put in place, by relevant laws or made by the competent legislature, the administrator has no role to play on his own, even for public good. Observing that the order of the district administration without sanction of law, the judge directed the collector to make arrangement to refund the amount collected from the petitioners
- Five day international conference on 'Mahabaratam' begins
The inaugural session of the five-day conference under the joint aegies of Sri Venkateswara University's Oriental Research Institute and Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam on Tuesday in Tirupati. Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, pontiff of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, called the grand epic a 'colossal container of divine wisdom’ which should be passed on to posterity with the wisdom intact. "We have to make short moral stories from Mahabharata for the benefit of children. As western education does not augur well for the country, it is essential to bring the wisdom to the reach of children in order to bring the nation on a virtuous path", he said.TTD Executive Officer M.G. Gopal spoke on the identity crisis facing mankind. "Having completed a full circle, the technologically-advanced man is now looking to spiritual solutions to treat the ills plaguing the society",
- Telangana Jagruti president creates flutter
Telangana Jagruti president K. Kavitha created a flutter on Tuesday when she said the region’s women would throw bombs at Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy instead of cricket balls, if he tried to thwart statehood to Telangana. Speaking at the 'Sampoorna Telangana Sadhana Deeksha’ organised by the TJAC here, Kavitha condemned the Chief Minister’s attitude of comparing the sensitive issue of Telangana with cricket.
- Cybercrime cases are on the rise
Cyber-crime related cases were on the rise during the last year under Hyderabad Police Commissionerate limits. Out of the 600 cases including online job frauds, abusive mains and gender offences on social networking sites and transmission of obscene content were reported in 2013 as against 490 in the previous year. Cyber-crime showed 150 per cent rise with 162 cases registered in 2013 as compared to 47 in 2012. Cyberabad Commissionerate such cases rose from 62 to 103.The cyber-crime registered 197 in 2010 while 380 in 2012 according to police.
- Debate on AP State Reorganization 2013 begins in Assembly
After four days of the Assembly continuously adjourned due to non-cooperation of the members from Seemandhra demanding full information on the bill by the TDP while demanding a unified resolution in the Assembly by the YSRCP members, on Wednesday, the Assembly started a discussion on the draft bill. Assurance from the Minister for Finance Anam Ramanarayana Reddy that information on financial aspects of the Bill will be made available in a couple of days could pacify the TDP members. Minister Vatti Vasant Kumar even as began discussion on the Bill, YSRCP members remained in the Well of the House, raising slogans for a resolution against the bifurcation. Earlier the House was adjourned twice following respective demands by TDP and YSRCP members.
- Allowing discussion means accepting for bifurcation, says YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy
Addressing a public meeting on Wednesday in Somala village as part of his 'Samaikhya Sankaravam ' he said that allowing a debate on the Bill means accepting for division of the State. He demanded a resolution be passed in the Assembly seeking the State united. He said the fight is between the Andhra's self-respect and Delhi arrogance. By winning 30 MP seats, he said that we can make the candidate as Prime Minister who keeps the State united, he said.