Andhra Pradesh News on June 25, 2014
June 25, 2014 - Hyderabad
Case booked against Swami Swaroopanand Swamy for hurting the sentiments of the devotees of Saibaba
HYDERABAD: A case was registered against Dwaraka Peetham Sankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati in SR Nagar Police Station. He raised controversial comments on Bhagavan Shirdi Sai Babu saying that he is not the God and also raised comments that hurt the sentiments of the devotes. The devotees lodged a complaint with the police who went there in a procession on Thursday.
Heat waves claims 16 lives in East Godavari
RAJAHMUNDRY: As many 16 persons were died in the last two days due to severe heat wave conditions in the district, according to East Godavari District Collector Neetu Prasad. The deaths were reported Samarlkota, Prathipadu, Thondagi, Pithapuram (rural), Ambajipeta, Addateetala, Atreyapuram, Antravedi, Kadiam and other divisions of the district. The collector said that the administration has declared holiday due to heat wave conditions.
Five of the six persons killed are State Government Employees
KURNOOL: Six people including five of the State Government employees and two were seriously injured when a truck ran over them at Nannur in Orvakal mandal of Kurnool on Wednesday. A revenue inspector, three village employees and a local died on the spot while Orvakal Tahsildar Sunita Bai received serious injuries die while being shifted to Hyderabad. Police said that a speeding truck overturned after running over them who were standing by road side. District Collector Sudarshan Reddy along with top official rushed to the spot.
Pattisapu Sri Vidya bags first rank in AIIMS
VISAKHAPATNAM: Pattisapu Sri Vidya from the city bagged the all India first rank in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) entrance test, Delhi for which 2.35 candidates took the test. He had many feathers in her cap including scoring all-India 9th rank in Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Entrance and Research (JIPMER) entrance test, 7th rank in EAMCET, 59th rank in All India Pre Medical Test and all-India 8th rank in Manipal Medical Entrance Examination.
Three of a family perish in the fire
VISAKHAPATNAM: Three members of a family died in a suspected suicide pact on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Sultana Begam, Sofia Begam and Md.Shafi, residents of Type II quarters, DLB Colony, Saligrampuram. Police registered a case under section 174 of Cr.Pc. but the angle of foul play was not ruled out. Though the initial inquiry points towards suicide, there were some missing links. Firstly, despite huge fire, there were no screams and the neighbors rushed only after they notice the flames. Police said that the front door was locked from outside and the backdoor was locked form inside.
Bandh against Polavaram project
KHAMMAM: Protest demonstrations and rallies marked the bandh called by the all-party division committee, Telangana JAC and anti-Polavaram struggle committee in Bhadrachalam Agency on Wednesday against the Andhra Pradesh State Government Assembly's resolution for speedy implementation of the Polavaram project. The agitators set ablaze an effigy of the Central Government in a symbolic protest against the Centre's ordinance merging seven Polavaram submergence prone mandals of Khammam in Andhra Pradesh State.
State writes to Centre on Power
HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Government on Wednesday in a letter to the Union Ministry of Power expressing objections over various aspects of power allocation between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The government disputed consumption as the criterion for allocation of power, citing Hyderabad as accounting for the maximum consumption merely by virtue of its status as capital city. Consumption in Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra was curtailed over the past five years due to rampant load relief and it cannot be taken as the actual consumption. The letter raised objections over the Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana still holding agreements signed with non-governmental energy projects in Anantapur and Kurnool.
Narendra Modi to visit Sriharikota
NELLORE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making a two day visit to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Nellore district on June 29 and 30 to witness the launch of PSLV C-23. He will be arriving to Sriharikota on June 29 evening and will visit the rocket launch complex and will stay at the Bhaskara guest house and on the morning of the next day, he will witness the launch of PSLV from the mission control centre.
TDP and YSRCP wasting Assembly time', says CPI
HYDERABAD: Communist Party of India, Andhra Pradesh Unit secretary P Ramakrishna accused of the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu and YSRCP leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy of wasting precious time of the Assembly by trading charges when serious issues confronted the new State. He said that they side-tracked the main issues and resorted to politicking. He said that the role of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao is no better and he was making a big issue of the ordinance on Polavaram project after remaining silent when the bifurcation will was passed. He said that this only to create problems to Andhra Pradesh. He wanted Chandrababu Naidu to lead an all-party delegation to Delhi to meet the Prime Minister to bring pressure on granting special status category to the State.
'No political pressure on police', says Home Minister Chinnarajappa
HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh Home Minister N Chinnarajappa said that unlike in the previous government, they would not be any political pressures in police department. He said giving protection to women will be their top priority. He said that the raids on red-sander smugglers are only on the directions of the Chief Minister. On the shortage of staff in the department, he said that necessary steps would be taken to fill up vacancies and will create an atmosphere in the department that police should be people friendly.
470 seats filled up on the first day of counselling
VIJAYAWADA: On the first day of the first phase of counselling for admissions to postgraduate degree and diploma courses in Osmania, Sri Venkateswara and Andhra Universities, as many as 470 seats were filled up. There were a total number of 2,499 seats in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Admissions were given to open category (non-service) candidates who secured ranks up to 900. Counselling will be held for the candidates in the same category who secured ranks 901 to 4,000 on Thursday. PGMET first ranker B Sri Rami Reddy got admission to PG degree in general medicine in Osmania Medical College.
Venugopal assumes charge as Advocate General
HYDERABAD: P Venugopal on Wednesday assumed charge as the Advocate General of Andhra Pradesh at 10am in High Court. After assuming charge, he met the Chief Justice Kalyan Jyothi Sen Gupta.