Andhra Pradesh News on April 1, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

  • ELURU: Five constables suspended:: Superintendent of Police Bhaskar Bhushan on Friday suspended five police constables attached to different police stations in West Godavari on charges of dereliction of duties. The constables reportedly colluded with sand mafia gangs said the SP. The suspended are Srinivasa Rao, Ram Prasad, Venkateswara Rao, Veligeswara Rao and Mohan Rao attached to Shamishragudem, Peravli and Nidadavolu police stations.
  • GUNTUR: Government complex will be completed ahead of the deadline:: The Government interim Complex being built at Velagapudi will be completed before the deadline of June 15 said the Minister for Municipal Administration P.Narayana. He along with Chairman, Legislative Council A.Chakarapani visited the construction complex. He said that the five complexes will be completed much ahead of the deadline. The sixth tower will house the Assembly and it will be completed by August this year.
  • ‘Sakshi’ reporter Surendranath attacked:: Some unidentified persons have attacked the Telugu newspaper reporter Surendranath on Thursday night. He was shifted to Guntur Government Hospital where he was admitted as in-patient. Speaking to media, he alleged that minister Prathipati Pullarao with his aides attacked him following his news coverage on the AgriGold lands his family members purchased. He said that on the directions of the wife of Pulla Rao, the police have slapped SC and ST atrocities Act. He said that the police are insisting him to give a complaint without naming the minister or his family members. He said so far, no FIR was registered and added a rowdy sheet has been opened against him.
  • HYDERABAD: Government gives green signal for police posts:: The State Government has given green signal for additional posts to Vijayawada Police Commissionarate and to Tullur sub division in view of increased security needs of VVIPs and VIPs in the capital city. The AP Finance Department on Friday issued orders sanctioning 471 new posts to Vijayawada Police Commissionerate. The Government has also sanctioned three more posts – IG cadre officer as additional commissioner, DIG cadre officer as Joint Commissioner and SP cadre officer as Deputy Commissioner. The State Government has sanctioned 674 new posts including DCP to Tullur sub-division, 583 new posts are created for strengthening the Vijayawada city security wing.
  • CB-CID probe in irregularities in Dravidian University:: The State Government has entrusted the CBCID to investigate into allegations of irregularities in Ph.D admissions in Dravadian university. A two member committee was constituted to enquire into the alleged irregularities committed by the Dravidian University in admitting a large number of Ph.D students without following UGC guidelines and without having relevant faculty and infrastructure in sanctioning and running Distance Education Centre, Dravidian University, Kuppam. The committee submitted its report to the government in 2010 after which the government instructed the university to take immediate action to stop all Ph.D programmes and cancel all the admissions already made. Candidate who were admitted to M.Phil and Ph.D programmes for the calendar years 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009 filed various Writ petitions in the High Court alleging irregularities.
  • NELLORE: Three teachers suspended:: Authorities of Sriharikota Range on Friday suspended three teachers and dismissed one contract employee on charges of misbehaving with girl students. The action was based on the preliminary findings of the women’s harassment prevention committee at the space centre’s Central School. SHAR controller J.V.Raja Reddy said that the suspensions were made with a view to ensuring discipline in the prestigious intuition. Final action would be based on the report of the full-fledged committee that was probing the charges, he said.
  • ONGOLE: Court orders Insurance co. to pay Rs.89 lakh compensation to an accident victim:: Ongole First Additional District Judge Sk.Mahammed has ordered the insurance company to pay Rs.89 lakh compensation to a road accident victim. According to information, one Tammineni Chenchappa Naidu (13) along with his parents had on May 24, 2014 went to Sri Kalahasti. In his return journey, a car hit him while crossing the road. The seniority injured went into coma till today. The parents have so far spent Rs.81,29,064 towards medical expenses and they filed a case against the New India Insurance Company. The judge gave his verdict on Friday.
  • VISAKHAPATNAM: TTD suspends three temple staff:: TTD has suspended and initiated inquiry against three staff members of Lord Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Upamaka under Nakkapalli mandal in the district of indulging in immoral activities on the temple premises. The action of the TTD came following local who sent photographs and video clippings to a few local media showing the staff members indulging in drinking and womanizing in the choultry located opposite the main temple. The video clippings showed the accountant of the temple K.Venkataramana Murty drinking with at least two others and then dancing and indulging in immoral activity with an unknown woman. However no case was registered by police. In a joint statement, TTD Deputy Executive Officer Chenchu Lakshmi and TTD E.O. Sambasiva Rao on Friday evening said all the three members have been suspended and an inquiry has been ordered.
  • Visakhapatnam tops State in work for 100 days:: Visakhapatnam district has stood first in the State in the category of creating work for 100 days for one lakh families during 2015-16 under Mahatma Gandhi NREGS. District Collector N.Yuvaraj announce that the administration has created 2,26,61,000 work days in the district. He said that the district has recorded considerable improvement in all areas like creating work for 5,62,000 belonging to 3,13,000 families having 4,70,000 job cards compared to creating work for 5,44,000 belonging to 3.03 lakh families with 4.26 lakh job cards.
  • Steel museum inaugurated:: Steel secretary Aruna Sundarajan inaugurated the Skill Development Centre and Vizag Steel Museum located in Technical Training Institute in Visakhapatnam Steel Plant. He complimented the RINL for setting up the Skill Development Centre online with Prime Minister’s vision on skill development in the country. She observed that imparting good quality training through skill development programme plays a vital role in changing the face of the youth and added that this centre should set a new trend in developing young people in various skills.
  • VIJAYAWADA: Five more sand reaches in the district:: District Collector Babu.A. on Friday announced the opening of five sand reaches in Krishna district with the capacity to yield 2,37,500 cubic metres. These five reaches are in addition to the 13 with the capacity to yield 13 lakh cubic metres of sand that have already been opened to the public under the free sand policy. He said that cases would be booked under the PD Act if anyone was found demanding money for the sand.

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