Andhra Pradesh News on February 13, 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016

ANANTAPUR: Ghousia Banu escapes acid attack narrowly:: A degree student Ghousia Banu managed to dodge acid being thrown on her face by an unidentified person in broad daylight but still suffered serious burns in Hindupur on Saturday. The 18 year old girl student of a private college came from home at around 5pm to purchase biscuits when some unidentified man on a bicycle came close and opened a bottle. Sensing something amiss, she turned sideways to avoid the splashed liquid and the acid landed on her back and her left hand. When she alerted the loclas, the accused managed to get away from the site. She was rushed to the hospital where she was being treated for burn injuries. Police lodged a manhunt to nab the accused.

GUNTUR: Minister Pulla Rao’s remarks draw controversy:: Minister for Agriculture P Pulla Rao found himself in tight spot after his remarks over categorization of SC has drawn strong reaction. TDP official spokesperson Dokka Manikya Vara Prasada Rao reacted strongly over the remarks forcing the minister for Social Welfare Ravela Kishore Babu to douse the passions. It may be recalled that Pulla Rao at Chilakalurpet on Friday said that the State Government has no plans to categorize SC caste as of now and further added that the government would never concede the demands made by MRPS president, Krishna Madiga.

KURNOOL: Minister opens biometric ticket counter:: Minister for Endowments P Manikyala Rao today inaugurated biometric ticket issuing counter for devotees performing abhishkeam at the Srisailam temple. Speaking to media, he said that an airport was coming up at Donakonda in Prakasam district and flights would be operated to the temple town for the convenience of pilgrims. In a review meeting, he said a tour package covering Srisailam, Mahanandi and other pilgrim centres and another covering Sri Kanakadurga temple at Vijayawada, Kotappakonda, Tripuranthakam and Srisailam would be prepared in coordination with the Tourism department.

TIRIUPATI: Police try to foil BC leader’s fast:: High drama prevailed today as the police officials tried to foil the indefinite fast of BC leader Anna Ramachandraiah who is on the indefinite fast for the past three days in protest against the government’s failure to respond on how it is going to accord BC status to Kapu Community. Anticipating his arrest, the fasting leader locked himself in a house near the protest site and created some tense moments by holding a bottle of petro, threatening self-immolation in case of forcible shifting from the venue. The efforts of the police failed. However, they managed to shift him to Ruia Hospital as his condition was deteriorating.

VIZIANAGARAM: Sainik School medical examination from February 17:: The interview and medical examination for academic session 2016-17 of Sainik School, Korukonda are scheduled from February 17 to 26. Candidates mentioned on the website can appear for the examination. The results of All India Sainik School Entrance Examination 2016 for admission to Class VI and IX are available on the website. Those who did not receive the call letters for the interview can contact the school over phone nu. 08922-246119 or 08922-246168.

VIJAYAWADA: Muslim delegation meets Chandrababu Naidu:: A delegation of Muslim Intellectual Forum led by its organizing convener Farooq Shubli met the Chief Minister along with the representatives of the minority community. They requested him to take steps for fulfilling the promises made to Muslims at the time of elections. The Chief Minister said expert advice was taken on the issue of reservations to Muslims as it was in the process of adjudication by Supreme Court. He promised to do that all is required for their welfare.

VISAKHAPATNAM: IT Tower on Beach Road:: HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that an iconic IT Tower on the Beach Road by demolishing old quarters of Andhra University is mooted by the State Government. He directed the APIIC to launch work on second phase of Startup Village by constructing Millennium Tower in an area of four acres at Rushikonda. A suggestion came up before him to earmark three places each with 100 acres for developing required infrastructure and offer the plots to investors with pre-approved plans as an incentive.

Pradeep Kumar gets posting in UNMISS:: Senior Deputy Integrated Financial Advisor at Eastern Naval Command headquarters Pradeep Kumar Jena has been posted in the United Nations Missions in Sudan (UNMISS). A Ph.D from JNU and author of several books on globalization, he will be with Indian Army contingent at UNMISS. His new appointment was made by the Controller General of Defence Accounts and will be serving under the UN for a year.

‘Science Express’ leaves for Rajamahendravaram:: The exhibition train, ‘Science Express’ that attracted over 20,000 visitors including 67 schools on Saturday taking the total number of visitors to over 50,000 during the three days of its stay in the city left for Rajamahendravaram.

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