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July 18, 2014 - Hyderabad

ADB officials call on Chandrababu Naidu
HYDERABAD: Asian Development Bank (ADB) officials on Friday called on the AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and made a power point presentation of the proposed coastal corridor between Visakhapatnam and Chennai. US Assistant Secretary for Trade Promotion, Arun Kumar also met Chandrababu Naidu and agreed in principle to have a collaborative partnership between US Commerce Department and AP Government.

23 Sri Lankan fishermen arrested
KAKINADA: Indian Coast guard Station personnel have seized four Sri Lankan boats and taken 23 fishermen into custody when the latter entered the Indian waters for fishing. Commandant of ICGS Kakinada RK Sharma on Friday said Coastguard personnel on patrolling duty spotted them off the Nizampatnam coast and 130 nautical miles away from Kakinada.

MRPS founder president Krishna Manda threatens agitation
NELLORE: The founder president of Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi Manda Krishna has threatened to launch another agitation for getting their long standing demand of SC categorization fulfilled.

Six spotted deer died at Nelapattu bird sanctuary
NELLORE: Six spotted deer belonging to the Deer Park at Nelapattu bird sanctuary died during their transportation to the Kutalamarri sanctuary on the Kadapa Boarder on Thursday. DFO Sullurpeta (Wildlife division) said that one deer died at Nelapattu itself as it suffered serious injuries in a fight with another deer and the other five died due to capture myopathy and also ‘deep shock’ during transportation.

ABVP activists burn KCR’s effigy
KADAPA: Akhil Bharatiya Vidaya Parishad (ABVP) activists on Friday burnt the effigy of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao in Rajampet deploring his indifferent attitude towards sanction of scholarships of students. They urged the Telangana Chief Minister to grant scholarships to all students of Rayalaseema and Andhra regions.

BJP AP unit demands Chandrasekhara Rao to withdraw FAST scheme
VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh BJP unit has demanded the Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao to withdraw immediately the FAST scheme, a scheme of financial assistance to students .BJP AP State official spokesperson Sudhesh Rambotla disputed the contention of 1956 cut-off for fixing nativity and asked whether KCR wants to bring back the Nizam rule in the State.

Jana Sena Party applies for political party registration
Pawan Kalyan as Party president, Raju Raviteja as Secretary/General Secretary and Raghviah as Treasurer applies for Jana Sena as a political party to the Election Commission. He gave a press release asking to come up with any objections as it is mandatory before the EC.

Chief Minister orders for rescue operations at Badarinath
HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has ordered the resident commissioner at AP Bhavan and Rehabilitation Commissioner to rush relief and rehabilitation of Telugu people stranded at Badarinath due to heavy rains.

Farmers stages protests demanding action for Cement factory
GUNTUR: Farmers belonging to Chennaipalem, Vemavaram, Tangeda staged demonstrations at the Collector’s office demanding establishing of cement factory. They alleged that the Saraswati Power and Industrial Company has purchased 1300 acres of land for establishing of cement factory and offered jobs. But they failed and even not laid foundation stone, they alleged. They demanded immediate intervention of the government.

Shortage of Surveyors staff in Revenue Department’, says KE Krishnamurthy
HYDERABAD: Deputy Chief Minister KE Krishna Murty said that so far in the last seven phases of land distribution, 54,016 persons were given 77,770 acres of land. He said that 26,000 acres of land is yet to be distributed to 20 lakh beneficiaries. He admitted that there is shortage of surveyors’ staff in revenue department.

35 people from Andhra trapped at Badarinath
Uttar Pradesh: nearly 35 Telugu people were reportedly trapped in Badarinath following heavy rains. People from Hyderabad, Masulipatnam, Avanigadda and Rajahmundry are trapped and are being given shelter at China Jiyar Swamy asram.

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates Digital Crime resource Centre
HYDERABAD: Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday inaugurated Digital Crime Resource Centre and MCTC building at Police Academy.

ONGC shuts down 70 wells
RAJAHMUNDRY: Following the gas leakage tragedy at Nagaram in East Godavari, ONGC has closed down 70 of 152 of its well in KG Basin bringing down its production from 31.5 LCMD to 3.5 lakh Cubic Metres per Day (LCMD). Close of well for a longer period may affect the gas production drastically.

Two day training classes for MLAs and MLCs begin
HYDERABAD: The two day training classes for Andhra Pradesh MLAs and MLCs began in Hyderabad on Friday. The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu, Chairman of Legislative Council Chakrapani, and constitutional expert Subash Kaysap attended.

National news headlines

‘BJP has taken a ‘U-turn’ on almost all election promises’, says Kejriwal
NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi chief and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday criticized that Arun Jaitely who presented Delhi budget said that BJP has taken a ‘U-turn on most of its election promises. He said that the State budget does not have any measure to bring down prices.

‘Clashes near Baltar- Amarnath Yatra suspended
SRINAGAR: The clashes that broke out on Friday between pony owners and community kitchens and alleged high-handedness of CRPF left 25 people injured resulting in the yatra suspended. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah deputed senior official to bring the situation under control.

‘614 farmers committed suicide in Gujarat
GANDHINAGAR: Congress MLA from Jamnagar, Raghavi Patel on Friday alleged that 614 farmers committed suicide during the last ten years in Gujarat due to the apathy of Gujarat Government. As per RTI application, a total of 614 farmers in Gujarat Committed suicide between 2003-13 due to crop failure, mounting debt and inability to repay loans.

‘Delhi court sentences a man to 10 year imprisonment on flesh trade
New Delhi: Delhi court Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat handed down the jail term to west Delhi resident Sant Ram, a man to 10 years in jail for detaining a woman in a house where flesh trade was carried out and abetting her rape, saying his crime was "very serious and horrifying".

‘BJP MLA sends notice to AAP chief
NEW DELHI: A BJP MLA RP Singh on Thursday asked the AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal to pay Rs.1 core in damages for targeting the party’s image by making baseless allegations of horse-trading against the party. A legal notice. He demanded the money for causing mental agony, harassment and defamation.

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