Andhra News on March 5, 2017

Tirupati:: Award for social activist:: Social activist P.C.Rayulu received the ‘Nelson Mandela World Peace Award’ from Karicho Samuel, Minister Counsellor, Kenya High Commission at a seminar held in New Delhi on Saturday.

Tirupati:: Paripoornanda adopts Pathakalva village:: Swami Paripoornanda of the Kakinada Sri Peetham announced on Sunday to adopt Pathakalva village on the outskirts of Tirupati following the performance of Bhumi Puja for reconstructing the dilapidated Vakula Matha temple. The seer announced to regularly hold religious discourses in Tirupati and allocate the proceeds for the development of the village. He also offered to install a water treatment plant and establish a school for the children in the village. He named the area as 'Vakulapuram' which resonates in sync with Alamelu Mangapuram to its southeast and Srinivasa Managapuram to its northwest.

Tirupati:: Court stays TTD grant to shrine:: The TTD management suffered a setback with the High Court staying its trust board resolution extending Rs.5 crore to Nookambika Devasthanam in Anakapalle in Visakhapatnam district. The court responded to a petition filed by Mangati Gopal Reddy, A Tirupati based social activist drawing the attention to the Resolution No.187 taken by the TTD board at its meeting on November 1, 2016 to release Rs.5 crore as grant for the development of Sri Nookambika Ammavari Devasthanam. The petitioner claimed that the grant was illegal, untenable and contrary to law as the government or the TTD was not vested with any such power.

Vijayawada:: APCC president Raghuveera sought White Paper on Central aid:: APCC president N.Raghuveera Reddy on Sunday demanded that the Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu release a White Paper on the financial assistance extended by the Central Government to the State so far, agreements made for the construction of Amaravati and state of the economy. In a press release, he stated that Chandrababu cheated the people by giving up their legitimate claim to Special Category Status and stopped pursng the matter with the BJP leaders who advocated the SCS for ten years in Parliament.

Vijayawada:: APUTF urges to postpone examinations:: Andhra Pradesh State United Teachers’ Federation has demanded that the Summative Assessment examinations for students of Class I to IX be postponed to April as most teachers are deputed for conduct of the SSC examinations in March. The SCERT has already released the schedule for the SA-III examinations according to which the test for students of class I to V should be conducted from March 15 to 18 and that of Class VI to IX from March 14 to 27.

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