GUNTUR: Guntur student killed in road accident in US:: A Guntur based student studying MS in Texas A& M University, U.S. was killed in a road accident on Wednesday. Monisha Borugadda was killed when the car in which she was travelling along with her friends was moved down by a speeding truck near Texas. Her parents C. Sangeetha Rao and Vanaja works as Chief General Manager, SPDCL, Tirupati and Executive Director respectively.
HYDERABAD::High Court gives relief to Shyam Prasad Reddy in Jagan DA case:: Justice Raja Elango of Hyderabad High Court has granted relief to Shyam Prasad Reddy, Chairman of Indu Group of Companies by exempting him from personal appearance before the Special CBI court of the city in connection with Jagan Mohan Reddy illegal investments case. He is an accused in three cases with regard to Lepakshi Knowledge Park, Indu Tech Zone and Housing Projects for getting undue benefits from the then YSR government.
Government rules out enhanced VAT:: The Andhra Pradesh State Government that set an ambitious target of Rs.52, 618 crore revenue collection for 2016-17 ruled out any proposal to enhance tax rate. The government netted R.39,854 crore tx revenue last financial year as against the target of Rs.44,423 crore quashed the speculation that it is gearing up to increase VAT on many commodities from 5 per cent to 14.5 per cent and being the exempted items under the purview of VAT.
39 mandals to be hit by heat wave:: Severe heat wave condition will prevail in 39 mandals of the State for the next two days. Couple of mandals that have been warned of the heat condition are Ichapuram and Merakamudidam in Vizianagaram, Narsipatnam and Kotauratla in Visakhapatnam and more. Meanwhile, local municipalities and panchayats have erected hoardings t junctions and market places displaying dos and don’ts by general public and identification of symptoms of various types of heat illness.
ONGOLE: Four from Tamil Nadu killed in Prakasam:: Four persons were killed on the spot when the car in which they were travelling rammed a lorry on the Chennai-Kolkata National highway near Tangutur in Prakasam district in the wee hours of Thursday. The victims were identified as N.Satish Kumar, P.Balasubramanian, R.Sathyamurty and K.Varadarajan. All of them were proceeding to Bhadrachalam in Telangana for the Srirama Navami celebrations on Friday.
SRIKAKULAM: Trimex employees organize rally::Trimex employees and workers organized a massive rally here demanding the government to allow the functioning of the factory which was providing employment to over 5,000 people. The organized human chain, rally and dharna to draw the attention of the district officials. It may be recalled that the State Government directed the company to suspend its operations as it suspected evasion of royalty and violation of leasing norms. It forced the company to stop services of contract workers and made it clear it cannot pay salaries in future for regular staff too.
VISAKHAPATNAM:National beach kabaddi tourney::The upcoming 8th National beach kabaddi (men and women) will be held here at RK Beach from April 16. Speaking to press, honorary secretary of Andhra Kabaddi Association Veeralanakaiha said that 46 teams including 24 men and 22 women from 24 States will take part in the National Beach Kabaddi championship. The matches will be held in the six courts at RK Beach. Neo Sports and Studio-N channels will live telecast the championship. The organizers have fixed the daily ticket price as Rs.150 and Rs.300 and one can get the tickets at www.meraevents.com and also available at all the leading shopping malls in the city. The Chief Minister is expected to attend the valedictory programme on April 19.
Sixty one days fishing ban:: A 61 day annual ban on deep sea fishing to facilitate spawning into force from April 14 midnight and ban continues till June 14 in the east coast. During the ban period, all the mechanized and motorized boats are not allowed into the sea. However, traditional fishermen are allowed to venture into the sea during the period. Nearly 700 mechanized and motorists’ boats will remain berthed at the Fishing Harbor for the next two months.
Applications invited for Jain Youth Exchange programme:: Applications are invited for the Jain Youth Exchange Programme – 2016. The forum provides an opportunity for young Jains to explore the Western culture, Jain values, entrepreneurial ecosystem and visit famous monuments and colleges s part of the programme. Undergraduate and post-graduate Jain students who fall in the age group of 18 to 23 years are eligible to take part in the programme. The programme would continue for three weeks from June 18 to July 10. New York, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco are the places where the students will be visiting and will be staying with eminent Jain families in the US during the programme.
VIJAYAWADA: ACA umpires’ workshop begins:: Andhra Cricket Association’s three day work shop for umpires began at Mangalagiri’s ACA Stadium on Thursday in which 50 umpires enrolled to enhance their knowledge. Both BCCI umpires and scorers will take up classes under the directions of senior umpire Ramakrishna. Ch.Arun Kumar, ACA Joint Secretary on the inaugural day said that umpiring was an important segment of cricket which demanded good amount of knowledge and concentration. ‘An umpire should be cautious for his decisions will make or break the careers of cricketers. It will also change the end result of the contest said CR Mohan, media manager.