Andhra Pradesh News on June 23, 2014
June 23, 2014 - Hyderabad
Rs.500 crore sought for drip irrigation
HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu hosted a luncheon meeting for Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday. The State Government reportedly submitted a representation to the Union Minister seeking an additional assistance of Rs.500 crore for promotion drip irrigation in the drought prone area of Anantapur, Kurnool, Kadapa and Chitoor districts. Every year the Centre allocated Rs.200 to Rs.250 crore for the State.
Governor urged to lift ban on TV channels
HYDERABAD: The Telangana BJP president G Kishan Reddy has urged the Governor ESL Narasimhan to intervene and get the ban on the telecast of ABN Andhra Jyothi and TV 9 immediately. He said that the ban on the TV9 was because of a capsule it had telecast in which for Telangana MLAs were shown in a bad light while the ban on ABN was not explicit. He said that the decision of the MSOs appeared to be at the behest of the Telangana Government.
APCC president submits report on the poll debacle
Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president N Raghuveera Reddy in a report submitted to the party high command said that the anger by the people over the division of the State is one reason and the other being the betrayal of the then Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on the other.
The report blames Kiran Kumar Reddy's open defiance and egging the employees, students, educated sections to agitate against the high command's decision. He said that the failure to bring an alternative government after Kiran and imposition of President's rule also marred the party's chances. The report said that the YSRCP could ably convince the people that the welfare schemes are the gift of Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy and not of Congress.
Chandrababu Naidu meets TCS chairman
HYDERABAD: TCS Chairman Ramadorai on Monday met the AP Chief Minster Nara Chandrababu Naidu. Sources said that Naidu had requested the latter for installation of a branch of the TCS for which the Chairman has reportedly agreed. Britain High Commissioner James Bevan, Canada High Commissioner Stewart Beck too met the Chief Minister.
Allagadda ticket likely to Bhooma Family
YSRCP is likely to allot the ticket to Bhooma family in the up-coming by-elections .Sources said that Bhooma Nagireddy is planning to field his daughter in the by-elections. It may be noted that the Shoba Nagireddy was posthumously elected as MLA on YSRCP ticket.
In Nandigama, TDP plans to field Tangirala Prabhakar Rao's daughter in the by-elections. These two parties will get their candidates elected unanimously as there was a laid down system of not fielding any candidates in the event of such mishaps.
EC gives recognition to TDP in two states
HYDERABAD: The Election Commission of India in a letter to TDP communicated of its nod to recognise the party in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
'Government to run liquor shops', demands Lok Satta
HYDERABAD: Lok Satta State convenor DVVS Varma in a statement on Monday demanded the State Government to run liquor shops on the lines of Tamil Nadu government. He said that lack of the time is not the correct reason and wanted the government to take hard steps in this direction.
VNR Vignan Jyothi College student Kiran Kumar's dead body brought to Khammam
VNR Vignan College student M Kiran Kumar dead body was brought by special flight on Monday to Hyderabad. The body was transported to Khammam to his native. Khammam MP Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy, MLAs B Madanlal, Puvvada Ajay Kumar paid tributes.
It may be recalled that 24 students from VNR Vignan Jyothi college students have been washed away due to release of dam waters without warning on June 8.So far 17 bodies have been retrieved and efforts to trace another seven are on.
Government announces new excise policy
The Andhra Pradesh State Government on Monday announced the new excise policy. Under the new policy, the rates payable are as follows: Places with less than 10,000 population the fee is Rs.32.50 lakhs;Places with 10,000 to 50,000 the fee is Rs.36 lakhs;Places with 50,000 to 2 lakh population, the fee is Rs.45 lakhs;Places with 3 lakh to 5 lakh population, the fee is Rs.50 lakhs;Places with 5 lakhs to 20 lakhs population, the fee is Rs.64 lakhs. The free for bar license is as under: Bar fee for less than 50,000 populations it is Rs.25 lakhs; less than 50 lakh population, the bar fee is Rs.38 lakhs and population with 5 lakhs to 25 lakhs, it will be Rs.41 lakhs.
Kidnapped engineer Naga Malleswara Rao released
The Andhra Pradesh engineer Naga Malleswara Rao who was kidnapped by Bodo militants was safely released on Monday. He was admitted to hospital for medical treatment.
TDP leaders meet Sushma Swaraj
NEW DELHI: TDP leaders from the State Kambhampati Ramamohana Rao, Minister Palle Raghunath Reddy and Malla Reddy on Monday met the Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Sushma Swaraj and urged her for the safe release of the people from the State in Iraq.
Vigilance officials conduct raids on fertilizer godown
NANDYAL: Vigilance officials on Monday conducted raids on the fertilizer godown in Nandyal in Kurnool district and seized 1200 metric tonnes of fertilizes that expected to be valued at Rs.2.5 crore.
Telangana Government decides to celebrate birthday of PV Narasimha Rao as official festival
HYDERABAD: Telangana State Government has decided to celebrate the former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao's birth day as official one. State Government advisor Ramanachari held discussions with the officials concerned for the celebrations.
T-Chief Minister to visit Delhi
HYDERABAD: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao will be visiting Delhi on June 26 and 27 according to KV Ramanachari, advisor to the Government.