Andhra Pradesh News on April 17, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016

  • HYDERABAD: Centre fixes Rs.10,000 as minimum wages for contract employees:: Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya said today that the Centre has fixed Rs.10,000 as minimum wages for contract employees across the country. Dattatreya said that every contract worker (unskilled) will be entitled to get Rs.10,000 pm after the change of rule 25(2) of the Wage Act.
  • SI recruitment preliminary written test:: over 1.74 lakh candidates took the preliminary written test for recruitment to the posts of Sub Inspectors of police in different wings of the department and that of Station House Officers in Telangana Disaster Response and Fire Services Department across the State on Sunday. Telangana State Level Police Recruitment Board Chairman J.Purnachandra Rao said that 93.92 per cent of the candidates applied have taken up the test. He said that the board used a biometric fingerprinting system and a mobile application called ‘findmeapp’ to enhance transparency in the entire process right from written examination to the final interview.
  • RAJAHMUNDRY/ANANTAPUR: Two women kidnapped and raped:: Two women were alleged kidnapped and raped in two different places in the State. In Anantapur district, four rowdy sheeters allegedly kidnapped a 26-year-old woman hailing from Kerala who was working at a hotel at Rajahmundry. According to police sources, the victim was walking on the rod when four history sheeters K.Satish, T.Premkumar, Stick and Manikanta allegedly kidnapped her and took her to the forests in Lalacheruvu area and allegedly committed gang rape. She was injured and admitted to a private hospital by the accused. Police said that the four accused have been identified by hospital CC camera footage. In Anantapur district, a 17-year-old Intermediate student alleged raped by her relative at a lodge in Hindupur on Friday night.
  • RAJAHMUNDRY: Six pilgrims die in road accident in Bihar:: Six pilgrims of West Godavari district died in a road accident at Kimore district in Bihar State in the wee hours on Sunday. Sources said that nine pilgrims – retired Panchayat raj Executive officer and also Senior citizens Forum honorary president Attili Sriram, his wife Saraswati and his sister Rukmini of Nidadavolu along with relatives M.Satyanarayana and his wife Kalavati, his mother Padmavati and his son Pavan Kumar went to Kasi on April 9. After completing Kasi yatra, they were going to Gaya when a road mishap occurred in Kimore district. Where Sriram, Saraswati, Rukmini, Satyanarayana, Padmavati and Pavan died on the spot while Kalavati and two others were injured.
  • VISAKHAPATNAM: Divis’s accident- Death toll rises to two:: The death toll in the fire accident at Divis Laboratories Ltd. Rose to two as one more injured Ganapati (22) succumbed to burn injuries on Sunday while undergoing treatment at a corporate hospital here. He is a native of G.Sigadam of Srikakulam district. The police handed over the body to his relatives. It may be recalled that a fire broke out at Divis Labs located near Chippada area in Bhimili on March 6 and three contract workers sustained severe burn injuries. Bhaskar Rao and Ganapati died while the third victim V.Asiri Naidu is battling for life in the hospital.
  • Bobbili MLA Sujay Ranga Rao to join TDP on April 20:: YSRCP Bobbili MLA Sujay Krishna Ranga Ro is likely to join TDP along with his brother Baby Nayana on April 20 according to sources. It is expected that several Sarpanches and MPTC members of Bobbili constituency would also shift loyalties to the TDP.
  • VUDA demolishes five building for violations of CRZ:: Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authorities have demolished five buildings late on Saturday night at Nagarampalem area near Kapuluppada in the city. The buildings nearing completion in Survey No. 282 and 293 came under VUDA’s scan for violation of CRZ regulations. The structures identified were found to be in falling in CRZ-I Zone which is ‘No Development Area’ as per the regulations. Earlier, VUDA issued notices to the builder but he de did not respond and continued with the construction. After thorough verification, VUDA officials have demolished the constructions.
  • VIJAYAWADA: Purchasing MLAs as was in shandies:: CPM Polit Bureau member B.V.Raghavulu strongly criticized the TDP for purchasing YSRCP MLAs. He said that TRS is purchasing TDP MLAs in Telangana while in the State for which the TDP created an uproar is now doing the same here. He questioned the action in Telangana is injustice while if it repeats here is State development and constituencies development? CPI polite bureau member Prakash Karat said that the politics have stooped down to that level of allotting sets to the wealthy people. He delivered a lecture here on the eve of the death anniversary of Makineni Basava Punnaiah here. He analyzed the political system. He said that the values of the politics have stooped down to such a level even an ordinary citizen can understand.

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