Visakhapatnam:: Dronamraju Srinivasa Rao appointed as DCC president:: Dronamraju Srinivasa Rao has been appointed as the president of the District Congress Committee. The appointment was done on the directions of AICC general secretary and party-in-chief for the State Oommmen Chandy. A letter to this effect was received by Dronamraju Srinivasa Rao.
Tirupati:: Magisterial inquiry launched:: A magisterial inquiry has been launched into the death of a red sanders smuggler who was killed in an encounter in the Gollapalli forest area near Sri Kalahasti on August 31. Tirupati RDO who was the magisterial officer started the inquiry on Monday. Kamaraj (49) was killed in an alleged encounter by armed police guards.
Anantapur:: Raghuveera calls for opposition parties to unite to defeat BJP:: APCC president N.Raghuveera Reddy said that all political parties opposed to the BJP should come together and support the Congress’s efforts in ousting it from power in the next general elections. The Congress had been working with 18 political parties for the past four and half years. He alleged that Modi’s government could not create a single job, could not provide irrigation facility to even one acre more than what was being irrigated in 2014.
Tirumala:: Kaisika Dwadasi on November 20:: ‘Kaisika Dwadasi’ will be observed at the hill temple of Lord Venkateswara on November 20. The idol of Lord Ugra Srinivasa would be brought out of the temple complex on this day.
Visakhapatnam:: Expert Committee to identify safe beaches:: The district-level committee will be constituted with the officials of revenue, police, tourism and fisheries departments to formulate plans to prevent drowning deaths in the beaches in the city and in the district said District Collector Pravin Kumar. He said surveillance cameras will be installed on the beaches as part of the ‘ Smart City’ project of the GVMC.
Visakhapatnam:: PACS staff to go on indefinite strike:: The employees of Primary Agricultural Credit Societies have decided to go on a State-wide indefinite strike from November 14 demanding that the government must fulfil a charter of demands including pay revision that was due from April 2014. The strike call was given by the AP State Agricultural Cooperative Societies Employees Union, affiliated to the CITU and AP PACS Employees Association. Nearly 6,000 employees are expected to participate in the strike.