Andhra Pradesh News on June 8, 2014
June 8, 2014 - Hyderabad
- AP Government first Cabinet Meet at Visakhapatnam
GUNTUR: The Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu said that the first Cabinet meeting of Andhra Pradesh Government will be held in Visakhapatnam. He said that the date would be announced soon. He said that the decision to conduct the meeting at Visakhapatnam is to give priority to all regions of the State. It may be recalled that the TDP legislative party meet was organized at Tirupati.
- Telangana Chief Minister wants the Prime Minister to be slow on Polavaram
HYDERABAD: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao sought to put a break in the Polavaram project. He wanted that a consensus to be evolved among the Chief Minsters of all States concerned before going ahead with the implementation of the irrigation project that is set to get national status. He wanted the Prime Minister for convening of a conference of Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha and Chattisgarh on the issue.
- 'Achieving national status for Pranahita-Chevella project is the priority', says Harish Rao
HYDERABAD: Minister for irrigation, marketing and Legislative Affairs, T Harish Rao who took charge on Sunday said that the top priority would be to achieve national status for Pranahita-Chevella project that irrigates 16 lakh acres in seven Telangana districts. He said that a special task force would be set up to pursue the case with the Centre, said Harish Rao. He said that it requires Rs.40,000 crores to complete the project and the Centre's support is a must for completion of the project.
- Priority is to strengthen the RTC', says Transport Minister
HYDERABAD: P Mahender Reddy who assumed charge as Minister on Sunday said that his priority is to strengthen the RTC network and check illegal private operators. Security of passengers will be given utmost priority and maintenance and fitness tests will be held for buses and drivers every three months. The RTC has been in to losses and steps need to be taken on a war-footing to make it a profitable venture. 'We will seek the suggestions from transport experts on improving the profitability of RTC. The wastage has to be curbed to bring down unnecessary expenditure. Though it's a fact that the bus charges here are much lower compared to other states, our intention is not to increase the fares as it will burden the common people, who rely only on RTC to reach their destinations,' Reddy added.
- Lok Satta chief meets TDP chief
HYDERABAD: Lok Satta Party national president Dr Jayaprakash Narayana met TDP chief and AP Chief Minister designate Nara Chandrababu Naidu and greeted him. He expressed the hope that both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh will develop in the coming ten years. He wanted the Chief Ministers of these two States to settle water, power and other related issues amicably.
- Jagan Mohan Reddy skips Naidu swearing in ceremony
RAJAHMUNDRY: YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy criticised TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu for unnecessarily spending huge sums for swearing-in ceremony. Addressing a press on Saturday, he said that 'I am not going to participate in the ceremony which will send wrong signals that I don't mind squandering away public money of nearly Rs.30 crore'. He took strong objection to spending huge sums for the function at a time when the new government is starting was a huge deficit.
- Jet Airways flight passengers evacuated
HYDERABAD: Nearly 58 passengers and crew of a Jet Airways ATR flight were evacuated upon arrival at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad on Saturday after smoke was seen in the cabin. The flight 9W2760 took off from Rajahmundry and made a touch down at the Shamshabad airport at around 3pm soon after which cabin crew notice the smoke.
- Leopard creates panic
ONGOLE: Spotting of a leopard created panic among the people of Ganjivaripalli in Prakasam district. Fear struck farmers from the villages kept away from visiting their farms for the last three days. Markapuram Divisional Forest Officer said that the 'Leopard has been spotted by the people while travelling by a bus. It has retracted into the deep forests and there is no need for any panic.
- TDP leaders slam Jagan Mohan Reddy
HYDERABAD: Senior TDP leader Somireddy Chandra Mohan Reddy on Saturday took exception of YSRCP president Jagan Mohan Reddy's criticism of the spending of Chandrababu Naidu's swearing in ceremony and urged him to behave like a constructive leader of the Opposition. At a press conference, he refuted his claim of Naidu would not be able to fulfil the loan waiver for farmers, said the scheme would be implemented. He sought to remind him that Parliament was informed that Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh had the high number for framers' suicides between 2004 and 2008 when Congress was in power.
- '20% power shortage likely for an year', says an assessment
VIJAYAWADA: An assessment made by the Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh said that the State is likely to face nearly 20 per cent shortage in the power in the first year of its formation. This was made after considering various factors including monsoon.
- YSRCP asks Chandrababu to keep his word on loan waiver
HYDERABAD: YSRCP on Saturday demanded the TDP to give a categorical statement on the waiver of agriculture loans in Andhra Pradesh. YSRCP MLA G Srikanth Reddy alleged that TDP leaders were resorting to false propaganda. 'We want the TDP to be categorical on the agriculture loan waiver and the Party has to spell out when it will waive all types of agriculture loans and DWCRA loans as promised during elections. He said that the first signature should carry details and modalities of the loan waiver.
- Union Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu praised Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister designate Nara Chandrababu Naidu. Speaking at a function in Vijayawada ahead of the swearing in ceremony of Chandrababu, Venkaiah Naidu said that Chandrababu Naidu has a good heart and is determined to resolve the problems faced by the people of the State. Saying that nepotism has no place in Politics, Venkaiah Naidu also praised the people of Visakhapatnam who voted for good governance. He said Vijayawada and Guntur will be developed as twin cities in the lines of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
- Chief Minister designate and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu has telephoned the minister designates of the first cabinet of Andhra Pradesh and asked them to attend the oath taking ceremony today. Senior leader from Visakhapatnam Chintakayala Ayyanapatrudu also received the call from Chandrababu.
- Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan worshipped at Indrakeeladri in Vijayawada to Goddess Durga.
- Film actors Junior NTR and Kalyan Ram paid floral tributes to NTR statue at Nimmakuru in Krishna district. Speaking to media, Junior NTR said he received the invitation to attend the oath taking ceremony of Chandrababu Naidu.