Andhra Pradesh News and India news on December 24,2016

  • Anantapur:: 8,027 houses sanctioned under Housing schemes:: District Joint collector B.Lakshmi Kantam said that 8,207 houses were sanction in seven municipalities along with Anantapur Corporation under Housing scheme. He said that 2,000 house for Guntakal, 2,000 for Anantapur Corporation, 1,400 for Dharmavaram, 1,307 for Rayadurgam, 500 for Hindupurm and 1,000 for Kadiri. The estimated cost of each house is put to Rs.3.50 lakhs. Out of this, Rs.1.50 lakh would be given subsidy by the Centre and Rs.1 lakh from the State government while the beneficiary has to invest Rs.25,000 and Rs.75,000 as bank loan.
  • Kakinada:: Sub Inspector and 3 constables placed under suspension:: The DIG has placed a sub inspector (Reserve) N.Shankar Prasad, constables R.Prasad Babu, Ch.Parusurama Reddy and K.Hanuma Gangadhar on the charge of freeing the accused in the case pertaining to possession of new high value denominations after accepting a bribe of Rs.5 lakh on December 4. According to SP M.Ravi Prakash, they spotted a person carrying currency notes worth Rs.84.5 lakh in the denomination of Rs.2,000 during checking of vehicles. They instead of seizing the cash and registering a case let them off after accepting a bribe. The news was brought to the notice of higher ups by undisclosed source and the SP ordered for a departmental inquiry and the repot was sent to the DIG who placed suspension orders. A criminal case has been registered against the SI and constables.
  • Tirumala:: Tickets for tracking devotees:: TTD Executive Officer Dondaparti Sambasiva Rao said that the tickets would be given to the trekking devotees by accepting Pan Card, Passport, Driving Licence, Voter or ration card or Aadhaar card. He gave a clarification on the issue of Divya Darshan tickets only on the basis of Aadhaar card. He said that tickets would be issued to the devotees on photo metric system.
  • Visakhapatnam:: R&B Deputy EE in ACB net:: The ACB sleuths conducted raids on the residences of R&B Deputy Executive Engineer Subhas Chandra Patro and his relatives in the three North Andhra districts and Hyderabad on Saturday and found disproportionate assets worth of Rs.4.08 crore. Patro who joined the department as AE three decades ago had risen to the post of Deputy Executive Engineer in the Electrical Sub Divisions, comprising the three North Andhra districts.
  • Hyderabad:: Lecturer booked for caning students:: A lecturer of a private college here was booked after he allegedly caned some intermediate students resulting in injuries to one of them according to police on Saturday. An online complaint was lodged and based on it, a case under the IPC AND THE Juvenile Justice Act was registered against the lecturer said ACP (Punjagutta Division). Child rights NGO Balala Hakkula Sangham’s representative Achyuta Rao who lodged the complaint also demanded registration of cases against the college management and submitted a video clip of the incident wherein the lecturer was seen caning some students in the classroom.

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