Andhra Pradesh News on March 5, 2014
March 5, 2014 - Hyderabad
- SLR fired accidentally killing the self on the spot
A constable Narasimha Swamy who was with the Andhra Pradesh Special Police on sentry duty at the US Consulate office at Begumpat died after the Self Loading rifle went on accidentally. He was admitted to a private hospital and was operated but died in the evening.
- Nandyal MLA Shilpa Mohan Reddy to join TDP
NANDAYALA: Nandyal MLA Shilpa Mohan Reddy has decided to join TDP. Pratap Reddy brother of the MLA met the party president Nara Chandrababu Naidu in Hyderabad. Sources said that he would be joining the party on March 8.
- Samaikyandhra Advocates JAC files petition in Supreme Court
RAJAHMUNDRY: Seemandhra Advocates JAC co-convenor M Subba Rao along with Bar Association presidents filed a petition in Supreme Court challenging the division of the State. He said that it will come up before the Court on March 7.
- Two Congress MLAs join TDP
NELLORE: Two Congress MLAs from Nellore Adala Prabahakara Reddy and M Sridhara Krishna Reddy joined Telugu Desam Party in the presence of its president Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday.Participating in Praja Garjana, he kick-started the poll campaign for Municipal and General Elections.
- Enforcement Directorate attaches Rs.863crore assets of Jagan Reddy
Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday attached assets to the tune of Rs.863 crores belonging to Jagan Mohan Reddy and Nimmagadda Prasad in quid pro quo case of Jagan. Assets of Carmel Asia and Jagati Publications of Jagan and Sugani Constructions, Beta Avenal, G2Corproate assets of Nimmagadda Prasad.
- Customs officials seizes 3.74 kgs of gold
HYDERABAD: Customs officials on Wednesday seized 3.74 kgs of gold from seven passengers including three women at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. Seven cases were registered against these passengers, officials said.
- 1063 to register telecom complaints
From now onwards, one can register complaints by dialling a toll free number '1063'.Public Grievances Cell in the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) activated the number as telecom consumer grievances helpline.
- Chief Secretary meets with Division Committees
Chief Secretary PK Mohanty on Wednesday met the 14 committees appointed that overlooks the division process.
Mohanty gave a power point presentation to the all the Secretaries of departments. He said that the government had sought 100 officers for conduct of elections. He asked them to give top priority of the division aspect though they are very much involved in election duties. He wanted them to complete the employees assets and liabilities before the appoint day i.e. June 2. Kamalanath Committee will come for employees' division. He formed a committee headed by senior IAS Officer to overlook IAS officers' distribution among these two States.
- I will change the fate of the State with four signatures', says YSRCP chief
NIDADAVOL: YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy addressing a people at Nidadavolu on Tuesday said that he will change the fate of the State with four signatures. Addressing Janabheri, he said that Free education to children, waiver of DWACRA loans, creating fund of Rs.3,000 crore for MSP for farmers and Rs.700 pension for aged persons. He alleged that both the Congress and BJP at the Centre and Kiran and Naidu in State have colluded and divided the State, he said.
- Elections in the State on April 30 and May 7
Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Wednesday announced the Election schedule. The elections in the State will be held on April 30 and May 7 and counting will take place on May 16.
- Private Hospital to stop 'Cashless medical services'
Private medical hospitals have decided to stop 'cashless medical services' from Friday With this, 50 lakh government services and 30 lakh pensioners have to pay first and claim later to get the services from Private sector.
- Attention diversion gang robs of Andhra Bank
GUNTUR: A nine member attention diversion gang struck on the Andhra Bank Hindu College campus branch on Tuesday mid-day in Guntur. The gang members took away with RS.2.35 lakh cash from the Bank counter. The bank officials who were alerted over the incident informed the police.
- POW committees for two States
In the back drop of division of Andhra Pradesh, POW announced to committees one each for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, said POW leader Sandhya.
- Governor seeks report of Tirumala incident
TIRUMALA : On the orders from the Governor, the Chief Secretary PK Mohanty has directed the Endowments Commissioner Mukteswara Rao to seek a report of TTD officials on the incidents took place on the eve of the visit of YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy. It is learnt to that TTD Executive Officer Gopal has submitted a preliminary report to him and is in the job of submit a final report. It is learnt that they sought a report on the allocation of VIP tickets under L-1 category incidents happened at Vaikuntam complex.
- Rajahmundry MLA Routhu Suryaprakash Rao joins YSRCP
RAJAHMUNDRY: Rajahmundry City MLA Rowthu Suryaprakash Rao plans to join YSRCP. In fact, he planned to sail with the likely new party of Kiran Kumar Reddy but as there was no clarity on it, he plans to join YSRCP. Sources said that the former MLA eyes on Rajahmundry Mayor that was reserved to woman and aspires his wife to be given a chance.
- Seven cricket bookies held
KADAPA: Kadapa police arrested seven cricket bookies and seized RS.1.80 lakh, seven cell phones and a colour TV in a raid on the house of M Lakshmi Reddy in Kotha Pabbapuram village of Chintakommadinne mandal on Tuesday.
- Army officer denies reports
VIZIANGARAM: Deputy Director-General (Army Recruiting) SB Sajjan denied reports that the selections at the Army recruitment rally were adopting 'unfair practices' in measuring height and intentionally denying opportunities to some youth. Reacting over reports, he said that the selectors were drawn from various States and they had been following the prescribed guidelines of recruitment.
- YSRCP MLA Ramachandra Reddy attempts suicide
ANATHAPURAM: YSRCP MLA Kapu Ramachandra Reddy on Tuesday attempted to commit suicide allegedly consumed pesticide during a sit-in protest at the Rayadurgam Police station. Protesting against the highhandedness of police, a few YSRCP cadres staged a protest outside the police station demanding them to release the arrested activists. When police tried to prevent him and his supporters from organizing a sit-in protest, the MLA took a bottle of pesticide and tried to consume it Police rushed him to government hospital and was later shifted to Bellary where his condition is said to be out of danger.
- Customs officials have seized 2.1 kilos of Gold which is being illegally transported at Shamshabad airport in Hyderabad. Four persons belonging to Tamil Nadu were arrested for illegally transporting gold in bag handles and cell phone chargers.