Andhra Pradesh News on December 17, 2017

2K run flagged off

Kakinada:: As a prelude to the three day annual ‘Kakinada Beach Festival’ scheduled to begin on Tuesday, officials and elected representatives along with people from various strata undertook ‘2K Run’ on Sunday here. Joint Collector A.Mallikharjuna, and other public representatives participated. The major attraction of the programme this year was the concert to be performed by renowned music director AR Rahman scheduled for the valedictory on December 21.

e=Rakshak App linked to Dial 100

Vizianagaram:: G.Pala Raju, SP has said that e-Rakshak App that the police department introduced for providing immediate services in a more transparent manner is now linked with Dial 100. A training programme on how police should react immediately to messages received on the e-Rakshak App was conducted, he said in a statement on Saturday. The SP appointed A.S.Chakravarthi, DSP (CCS) as coordinator to monitor e-Rakshak.

Three killed and two hurt as tree collapses

Chittoor:: Three workers at a sand reach were killed on the spot and two others were seriously injured when a tree fell on them at Chedalla village of Pounganur mandal on Sunday evening. According to sources, the workers were digging close to the tree when the mishap occurred. The tree lost stability due to the removal of a large quantity of sand around it and suddenly fell on the workers beneath it.

Chief Minister to Maldives on a family trip

Vijayawada:: Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu along with his family is going to Maldives on a personal visit. He along with his wife Bhuvaneshwari, daughter-in-law Brahmani and grandson Devaansh were in Hyderabad on Sunday and was going to take a flight to Maldives. His son Lokesh who is on an official tour to US will directly fly to Maldives for the six-day trip till December 22.

Transgenders celebrate pension hike

Tirupati:: Members of the transgender community celebrated the State government’s decision of a slew of welfare measures today. Apart from other steps, the government hiked the monthly pension from Rs.1,000 to Rs.2,000 on Saturday. Around 400 members of the community representing Chittoor ad Kadapa districts converged at Daminedu and poured milk on a banner of Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.

Minor girl from Telangana rescued

Ongole:: Childline India Foundation NGO partner HELP today rescued a ten year old girl from Kagaznagar in Telangana as she went missing after visiting Tirumala along with her mother. The girl, Sravani, who could not locate her mother G.Padmavati boarded a train and was found clueless in the Chirala railway station in Prakasam district, said HELP programme officer.

Government decision on DGP’s appoint is in violation of Supreme Court

Amaravati:: The decision taken by the State government in the appointment of DGP is in violation of the Supreme Court judgement said former Chief Secretary IYR Krishna Rao. He responded through his Facebook. He reminded that the DGP appointment will be taken on the basis of seniority, track record by the government will be sent to the UPPSC and the Central government committee. He said that the Chief Minister can only send the list of three officers names recommending that one can be appointed as DGP. He reminded that the Supreme Court has in his order in the case of an appointment made by UP government. The expressed astonishment over the announcement of amendment of the Act in this aspect is in violation of the Supreme Court judgement.

RTC unions demand filling of vacant vacancies

Amaravati:: RTC officers welfare association has demanded the management to fill up the vacant vacancies immediately. The new body of the Association was elected on Sunday at the RTC House. KV Suryanarayana Murty was elected as the Chairman while V.Siva Prasad will continue as the State convenor. The association has urged the management to hike the allowances and sanction Grade Pay.

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