Andhra Pradesh News on April 12, 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

HYDERABAD: Sujana Chowdary asked to appear in High Court:: Justice Raja Elango of Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday made it clear that Sujana Chowdary, the accused in case filed by Mauritius Commercial Bank shall appear before the concerned court on May 5 and the warrants against him will be recalled. The minister need not appear before the court till final trial unless his presence is necessary as per the procedure. The judge passed these orders in a petition filed by the Minister challenging the imitation of criminal case.

‘Outsiders should be allowed in University of Hyderabad’, says High Court::Justice C.Kodandaram of Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday made it clear that outsiders should not be allowed to meddle in the affairs of University of Hyderabad to upset the academic atmosphere there. These orders were passed in response to a writ petition filed by Prof.Gali Vinod Kumar. He sought a direction to UoH to take steps to restore peace, harmony, law and order and academic atmosphere on the campus. He sought a direction to University authorities especially Vice Chancellor and the Commissioner of Police to take steps to see that outsiders, persons from political parties and associations are prevented from giving provocative speeches. The judge said that a separate detailed order will be issued later.

VISAKHAPATNAM: Biometric system in VUDA for visitors:: With an intention to motivate the employees to solve grievances on time and to check entry of unauthorized persons, VUDA has introduced biometric system for visitors. The system was experimentally started on Monday in all sections of VUDA. Vice Chairman T.Baburao Naidu and Secretary A.Srinivas who initiated the process visited all sections and examined the functioning of biometric entry and CCTV cameras on Tuesday.

DRM inaugurates Railway sports mela: Waltair Division DRM Chandralekha Mukherjee has on Tuesday inaugurated the 9th Inter-departmental Sports Mela of Waltair division at Railway Stadium. Speaking on the occasion, she advised the participants to be cautious while playing different games. ‘The spirit of the competition should be kept alive and the competitions should be held in a friendly manner’, she said.

Odias to celebrate Pana Sankranti:: The Utkal Sanskrutika Samaj and Utkalika Cultural Association will celebrate Odia New Year here on Wednesday. Odias serve Pana, a herbal syrup made with sugar and several herbal ingredients and the festival is also called Pana Sankranti or Maha Mishuba Sankranti. It is celebrated every year on April 14 or 15 when summer approaches marking the ushering in of Odia calendar.

ACB raids CRDA officer Huzur Rehman houses:: The ACB on Tuesday raided houses and properties allegedly belonging to an officer of the CRDA’s town planning department. According to sources, the ACB officials have seized huge amounts of cash and documents related to various properties. Searches were conducted at the accused residence at CBM compound. Other teams of ACB also conducted raids in houses of friends and family members of the officer at 11 places in Kurnool, Vijayawada, Guntur and Visakhapatnam. He was arrested in Guntur on charges of possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. The ACB seized Rs.10 lakh found his bank account and 500 gms of gold at his residence. ACB DSP K.Ramakrishna Prasad said that they found documents relating to G+1 building in Kurnool, G+2 house in Visakhapatnam, a four storey building in Gunter and many other assets.

VIJAYAWADA: 50 IT companies expresses willingness to set up campuses:: Over 50 American IT companies have expressed their willingness to set up campuses in the State. In a teleconference conducted by the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu along with government advisor Vemuri Ravi Kumar on Tuesday, the representatives of nearly 50 companies form Dallas, Chicago, Newjersy, Houston, Atlanta and Washington expressed their interest to open their branches in the State. Chief Minister offered to provide ‘Plug and Pay’ rental space with concessions and semi trained human resources.

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