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August 5, 2015 - Hyderabad

MUMBAI: NBW ISSUED AGAINST LALIT MODI: A local court here has today issued a non-bailable warrant against tainted cricket magnate Lalit Modi who lives in London soon could be arrested. Lalit Modi who was a founder of Indian Premier League (IPL) and 20-20 cricket tournament left the country in 2010 amid allegations of tax evasion, money laundering and proxy ownership embedded in the IPL. Sources said that Enforcement Directorate will forward the court’s order to the Home Ministry who could forward them it to Home Department in the UK or to the Interpol.

NEW DELHI: MARUTI SUZIKI LAUNCHES S-CROSS: Maruti Suzuki has on Wednesday launched S-Cross that is offered in all diesel variants. It is priced from Rs.8.34 lakh to Rs.13.74 lakh before local levies and insurance in Delhi. The vehicle is developed at an investment of Rs.600 crore would be sold through the new NEXA exclusive show rooms. The 1.3-litre DDiS 200 is priced Rs 8.34 lakh - Rs 10.75 lakh, while higher powered 1.6-litre DDiS 320 costs between Rs 11.99 lakh and Rs 13.74 lakh in Delhi.

KAKINADA: ACCUSED STUDENT’S MOTHER PROTESTS HIS INNOCENCE: Lakshmi, the mother of Narala Srinivas, one of the accused three ANU students who were arrested in the events that led to the suicide of M.Rushitheswari protested his innocence on Wednesday. ‘My son is innocent and he has two sisters and he knows how to treat girls, she said. Srinivas is the youngest son of Suryanarayana, a mason from Chollangipeta in Tallarevu mandal in East Godavari district. She said that it appears to be a conspiracy and expressed confidence that he would come out clean.

HYDERABAD: SCHOOLS RATIONALIZATION FILE CLEARED: The Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao today cleared the file of Schools rationalization. As many as 3,995 schools are going to be merged with the rationalization. Ganta Srinivasa Rao said those schools with less than the teachers will be merged. However, schools across bridges, rivers and culverts will however were exempted.

SUGAR EXEXPTED FROM CST AND VAT: The State Government has decided to exempt sugar from Central Sales Tax and VAT. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Group of Ministers held under the chairmanship of Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu. It also decided that the huge quantity of sugar required by TTD would be henceforth procured from Andhra Pradesh instead of Tamil Nadu. On the demand of power subsidy sought by ferro alloys units, jute industry and textiles, the GoM would submit a report to the Chief Minister.

HANDLOOMS DAY: Minister for Handlooms, Kollu Ravindra has requested all his Cabinet colleagues and people’s representatives to wear only handloom clothes on August 7 to mark Handlooms Day. He said a decision was taken to sanction Rs.125 crore towards loan waiver to 25,000 weavers and also explained of the various steps taken by the government for their welfare and added measures are being taken to including new designs for Apco fabrics to compete with private textile showrooms.

TIRUPATI: CONGRESS TO ORGANIZE PORU SABHA FOR SPECIAL STATUS: Congress leaders Ch. Ramachandriah and Sailajanath said that the party will organize CONGRESS Poru Sabha in Tirupati demanding the Centre to accord Special Status to Andhra Pradesh. They said that Chandrababu Naidu is not mounting press on the Centre on the issue with a view of adjustments. They said that the funds of Rs.350 crore allotted to backward districts have been diverted to other works.

TIRUPATI: IIT-TIRUPATI BEGINS FUNCTIONING: The 19th Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) began its functioning at Tirupati on Wednesday with the Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani addressed the first batch of students through video conferencing from New Delhi. State Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao recalled the vision of the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu in transforming Tirupati into ‘Knowledge Hub’ and assured that a state-of-the-art campus of IIT, Tirupati would soon come up in the location earmarked for the construction at Merlapaka village of Yerpedu mandal. Minister of IT, Palle Raghunath Reddy spoke on the IT, Electronics, Innovation and Startup policies envisaged by the government. Minister for Environment and Forests B Goapalaksiha Reddy, Chitoor Collector Siddharth Jai, TTD EO D Sambasiva Rao along with others participated.

VIZIANAGARAM: The Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths have arrested the Panchayat Raj JE Srinivasa Rao working at Bobbi was caught while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.5,000.

VIJAYAWADA: CPI SUPPORTS YSRCP DHARNA: CPI State Secretary Ramakrishna announced of State Bandh on August 11 if the Centre fails to announce Special Status to the State. He said that all political parties, NGOs will participate. The party extends support to YSRCP that is going to hold a massive protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on August 10 demanding special status to the State, he said.

AP MEDICAL COUNSELLING – 546 SEATS FILLED UP: On the first day of medical counselling here, as many as 546 seats have been filled up. It may be noted here that the first 14 rank holders did not attend the counselling. HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao inaugurated the counselling process at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. In Vijayawada, the 15th ranker K.Yogita Charishma has opted Andhra Medical College and the first to get admission. 83 candidates have attended at Hyderabad JNTU, 239 at Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, 130 in Andhra University, 11-0 candidates in SV University have attended the counselling according to camp officer Dr.T. Murali Mohan. From 1001 to 4,000 rankers have been called for Thursday counselling.

VISAKHAPATNAM: GITAM SLECTED FOR GLOBAL SUMMIT: B. Raja Kumar, alumnus of GITAM University has been selected from the country for the second global Youth Agriculture Submit that will be conducted at Canberra, Australia from August 24 to 28. He is one of two delegates representing from India for the summit. Kumar a mechanical engineer developed a solar powered agri vehicle that is capable of performing six different operations in farming. His team has also developed an android application or farmers which is currently under testing.

CHARRED BODY OF GIRL FOUND: A charred body of a second year Intermediate student was found near her home on Tuesday night at Appannapalem village under Golugonda police station limits in the district. The 17 year old student was pursuing second year of Intermediate at Rishi College, Narsipatnam. The parents found the body lying near her hose when they returned after day’s work according to police.

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