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Andhra Pradesh News on May 10, 2014


May 10, 2014 - Hyderabad

  • Sivaramakrishnan Committee who is tasked with identifying the capital for Andhra Pradesh will tour in Visakhapatnam today. The committee has reached Vizag last evening. After touring various places in the district, the committee will meet senior officials at the Collectorate from 3 pm to 6 pm.
  • The Engineering Common Entrance Test (ECET) will be held across the state today. Exam begins at 10 am and would conclude at 1 pm. 91 examination centres across the state have been set up.
  • The final rites of former Chief Minister Nedurumalli Janardhana Reddy will be held today at his home town of Vakadu in Nellore. Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah and senior Congress leaders will attend to pay their final respects.
  • YSR Congress Party chief Jagan Mohan Reddy has left to Dehradun from Hyderabad today. Jagan is accompanied by his mother YS Vijayamma, wife Bharati, sister Sharmila. Jagan will return on May 13 or 14 from his vacation.
  • Re-poll in 29 Polling stations
    The Election Commission has taken a decision to conduct re-poll in 30 polling stations in Seemandhra districts including at Palakajeedi in Koyyur mandal of Paderu Constituency on May 13.
    State Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal said on Saturday that re-poll will be held in 17 polling stations in Seemandhra and 12 in Telangana will be held.
    State Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal said that on May 7, five persons forcibly entered the Palakajeedi polling station and burnt two EVMs and a jeep of the polling staff. The same day he had written to the Election Commission for re-poll.
  • 'TRS moving closer towards Congress is no surprise', says TDP
    TRS party chief K Chandrasekhara Rao's overtures towards Congress led coalition at the Centre after post poll is no surprise, said Telugu Desam Party.
    K Chandrasekhara Rao's assertion that YSRCP headed by Jagan Mohan Reddy would secure a clear majority in Andhra Pradesh was a clear indication that the TRS and the YSRCP were in cahoots with the Congress. It may be recalled that the TRS chief has announced that the party would support the UPA or the third front but not the BJP lead NDA coalition. The Congress party indirectly supporting the TRS in Telangana and YSRCP in Seemandhra gave an impression that it is in a straight contest with them in the two regions according to leaders.
  • Illegal detention of Prof. Saibaba condemned
    HYDERABAD: Civil Rights organization condemned the illegal detention of GN Saibaba of Delhi University b the Maharashtra police and demanded his immediate and unconditional release. Members of Civil Liberties Committee, Progressive Democratic Women, Committee for Release of Political Prisoners, Amara Bandula Mitrula Committee and Telangana Praja Front staged a dharna near Ambedkar statue at Lower Tank Bund in Hyderabad on Sunday to protest against the arrest of Prof. Saibaba.
  • Rainwater enters strong room
    KAKINADA: Rainwater entering the strong room where the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were stored remained a cause of cause of concern among the contesting candidates for the Kakinada Parliamentary constituency and Kakinada and Prattipadu Assembly segments. The rain water entered into the strong room located on the premises of JNTU. District Collector and Election Officer Neetu Prasad visited the strong room in the presence of the candidates and said that the EVMs are safe.
  • Guidelines on allocation of Staff on May 16
    HYDERABAD: All the guidelines for the provisional allocation of employees would be put on the website of Department of Personnel and Training on May 16 night after the announcement of Assembly and Lok Sabha results. The reports of 22 committees constituted by the State to facilitate bifurcation process by the Union Government would also be uploaded on the website the same day. Before that, the Central team headed by the Union Home Secretary Anil Goswamy would visit the State on May 12 for a two day review of the State bifurcation.
  • X class results will be on May 15-17
    HYDERABAD: The valuation of X class papers has been completed and there is possibility of announcing the results in between May 15 to May 17.
  • PG medical counselling in June 1st week
    VIJAYAWADA: The Vice-Chancellor of Dr NTR University of Health Sciences Dr Ravi Raju said that the counselling for admissions into PG medical courses will be held in the first week of June. He said that they have announced the merit order and the counselling for PG Dental will be held on May 26 and 27. He said that 220 seats are under convenor quota and there are chances of increasing by another 20 seats in MDS.
  • ECET conducted peacefully
    KAKINADA: ECET was held in 91 centres across the State was held and as many as 51,971 candidates have applied and 48,705 have appeared for the test on Saturday. It registered a 93 per cent attendance. ECET for the third tam was conducted by JNTU successfully and the primary key will be released on Sunday and the results on May 19. The rank cards would be available on the website from May 26 said Ecet Convenor Dr Saibabu.
  • Nine killed due to heavy rains and hailstorms
    HYDERABAD: Nine persons were killed due to unseasonal heavy rains and hailstorms in the State during the last three days and crop in over 1.15 lakh acres were damaged.The rains damaged property including houses and harvested crops in the market yards and procurement centres. According to Met officials, heavy rainfall ranging from 125 mm to 208 mm was recorded a 335 paces in different parts of the State on Saturday. Officials of the Revenue Department said that house collapses, thunderbolts and other incidents claimed nine lives – four in Prakasam, two each in Mahabubnagar and Srikakulam and one in Warangal. The Governor ESL Narasimhan has instructed the Chief Secretary PK Mohanthy to instruct District Collectors to assess the damage caused by rains and take up relief works immediately.
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