Andhra Pradesh News on April 16, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

  • GUNTUR: Lecturer’s organs donated to four persons:: A young lecturer who was declared brain dead donated his organs in Guntur district on Saturday. S.Ashok Kumar (24) lecturer at Guntur was declared brain dead due to cerebral hemorrhage and the family members donated his liver, eyes and kidneys in the Manipal Hospital with the cooperation of Jeevandan AP.
  • KAKINADA: ‘Subhapradam’ to begin on May 22:: Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad of the TTD is conducting ‘Subhapradam’ a personality development training programme for high school students for 8 days from May 22. Training will be imparted in human values and personality development for the students of classes VIII, IX and X. The training for boys will be provided at Srinivasa Engineering College at Amalapuram and for the girls at Durga Prasad School at Jagannaikpur in Kakinada. Joint Collector S. Satyanarayana released the publicity poster at a programme on Saturday.
  • ONGOLE: Teaching in residential schools to go digital:: Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said that the government has decided to implement digital class room concept in all residential schools across the State. He inaugurated a new building of the Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Residential School and Junior College at Singarayakonda in Prakasam district. All the residential schools will be Wi-Fi enable he said. Social Welfare Minister R.Kishore Babu said that the government intended to convert 1,440 residential schools for SCs and STs in the State in to model schools.

Madiga activists held for disrupting CM's meeting:: Six activists of the Madiga Students’’ Front (MSF) were arrested for disrupting the meeting of the Chief Minister at Singarayakonda on Saturday. A group of MSF activists raised slogans seeking early amendment to the Constitution to provide micro-classification of SCs for the purpose of reservation in jobs and educational institutions. MSF leader G.Vasanth said that the TDP that came to power promising to impress upon the Centre to provide for categorization of SCs turned a deaf ear to their demand as Malas who cornered the benefits were numerically more in the State after bifurcation.

  • RAJAMAHENDRAVARAM: Tributes paid to Kandukuri Veeresalingam Pantulu:: Rich tributes were paid to social reformer Kandukuri Veeresalingam Pantulu on the eve of his 169th birth anniversary. The main event was held t Ananda Gardens where people paid floral tributes at the samadhi of Veeresalingam and his wife Rajyalakshmi.
  • VISAKHAPATNAM: Workshop on Kuchipudi from May 4:: Noted actor and dancer Manju Bhargavi will organize a Kuchipudi dance workshop from May 4. Nataraj Music and Dance Academy has prepared the syllabus for the ten day workshop at which classes will be organized separately for students and dance teachers according to NMDA founder president Battina Vikram Goud. After completion of the workshop, performance presentation of certificates will be organized on May 15 and details can be hd by calling 9848137445.
  • ISKCON to conduct summer camps from May 1:: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness is presenting an annual residential summer camp for school and college students in different batches at its Sagarnagar premises. Camp for the first batch will be held from May 1 to 8 for those aged between 9 to 16 years. Yoga, prayers, meditation, music, dance, philosophy, craft, art and aerobics, puja, sloka recitation, treasure hunt, drama, painting and storytelling will be the part of the camp. A separate batch has been dedicated for those aged from 16 to 35 which will be commencing from May 12 for three days. Registrations and other details can be had over phone numbers 0891-2592233 or 9848198614 or 9441792704.
  • DIVIS’s lab accident-Sarma demands action:: Former IAS officer EAS Sarma has asked the Labour Department to launch criminal prosecution against Divi’s Lab at Uppada near Bhimili where a fire broke out on April 6. In a letter to the Labour Department Secretary Anantha Ramu, he said that so far no action has been taken against the officials responsible for the accident. He said the blast that occurred at Deccan Chemicals near Payakaraopeta also those responsible for the fatal accident were allowed to go scot free.
  • 'Manhole tragedy-Contractor faces action:: Action will be taken against the contractor concerned if necessary, he will be blacklisted on the basis of an inquiry into the incident in which a worker died while clearing an underground drainage line said GVMC Commissioner Pravin Kumar. He said that how the work was done was recorded by a HSBC CC TV camera and going by it how the entire process was taken up would be verified and action will be initiated. The safety equipment was in the vehicle taken to the site. Workers should have worn them. How they got into the manhole without any of the safety precautions would be verified, he said. It was the responsibility of the contractor to ensure that safety norms were observed, said the Commissioner.

AUCET-AUEET – Last date extended:: The last date for submitting online applications for AUCET and AUEET -2016 without late fee has been extended up to April 21 said the Director of AU Directorate of Admissions O.Aniel Kumar.

  • VIJAYAWADA: Fake currency racket busted:: The city police on Saturday busted a fake currency racket allegedly being operated from Pakistan and Bangladesh and arrested 13 member gang. The gang members were pumping counterfeit currency of Rs.1,000 and Rs.500 denomination from other countries into India. Saddam Hussain and Hasan Ali, natives of West Bengal whom the police consider to be kingpins of the racket were among those arrested.

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