Andhra Pradesh News from August 12 and 13, 2018

  • Vijayawada:: Transgenders lodge complaint against MP:: Members of the transgenders association lodged a police complaint against Chittoor MP N.Siva Prasad, who recently acted as a transgender on the Parliament premises demanding SCS. Vijayawada Transgenders’ Welfare Association president Tamanna Simhadri on Monday lodged a complaint with the Governorpet police demanding action against the MP.
  • Visakhapatnam:: DCIL declares 20% dividend:: The Dredging Corporation of India Limited has declared a dividend of 20% for the 2017-18 financial year at its 42nd annual general body meeting held in New Delhi. The profit after tax of the PSU was put at Rs.1,664.27 lakh when compared to the Rs.712.26 lakh of the previous financial year. The total income was put at Rs.61,211.90 lakh as against Rs.59,896.55 lakh in the previous financial year.
  • Visakhapatnam:: Ban on liquor in Telugu States in phases:: The Jana Chaitanya Vedika has demanded the implementation of prohibition in both the Telegu States in phases. At a round table at Visakhapatnam Public Library on Monday, the speakers expressed concern over the rising alcohol consumption by the youth. Vedika State president V.Lakshmana Reddy said the revenue need not be generated only through the sale of liquor and the government should explore alternative sources of income as a liquor free state.
  • Vijayawada:: Excise Minister demands apology from Roja:: Excise Minister K.S.Jawahar on Monday demanded YSRCP MLA Roja to tender an apology to Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu for her comment against him. Roja should watch her words, he said at a press conference. He sought to know how Chandrababu was responsible if the ED included YS Bharati in the chargesheet in the money laundering case filed against Jagan. The people were watching the developments and would teach a befitting lesson at the appropriate time. On JSP president Pawan’s comments, he said ‘I need not pay attention to his criticism’. Pawan had recently said that he would close down the liquor outlets if 75% of the women in the locally opposed it. The Minister said the government was taking all possible steps to control belt shops.

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