Andhra Pradesh News on December 19, 2015

Saturday, December 19, 2015


Jagan wants speaker to recall suspended MLA Roja
YSR Congress president and Leader of the Opposition YS Jagan Mohan Reddy wanted the Speaker to recall the suspension of party MLA Roja. Speaking on the issue toady, he said that the party MLAs would not hesitate to get suspended if the Speaker does not recall her. Meanwhile, the Minister for Assembly Affairs Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said ‘if you want to be suspended, the treasury benches are ready to suspend you’. This created a flutter in the Assembly.

Actress Rekha gets Yash Chopra Award
Bollywood actress Rekha will be honored by Yash Chopra Memorial Award for her contribution to film industry. The award has been instituted by TSR Foundation in memory of producer and director Yash Chopra who died in 2012. The award comprises of a gold medal and cash prize of Rs.10 lakh. Rekha, 61, who worked with Chopra in 1981 romance Silsila, will be given the honour on February 2, 2016 by the Governor of Maharashtra in a glittering ceremony in Mumbai. Amitabh Bachchan and singer Lata Mangeshkar were the earlier receiptants.

AP Assembly adjourned to Monday
After being adjourned twice in the day, the AP Assembly was adjourned till Monday following uproar by the Opposition party demanding to lift the suspension of the party MLA Roja. Meanwhile, Minister for Irrigation Devineni Umamaheswara Rao attempted to appraise on the irrigation and agriculture situation. His speech was interrupted by the continuous uproar resulting the Speaker to adjourn the House till Monday.

One killed due electrocution in film shooting
A technical was killed in the shooting of a Telugu movie at Hayatnagar mandal in Rangareddy district. Tollywood actor Nani is playing the lead role in the movie. The body of the deceased was shifted to Hyderabad. On received the news of the death, police rushed to the spot and are investigating.

Speaker has no right to suspend a member for more than one session
Reacting to the suspension of YSR Congress MLA R.K.Roja for a period of year, senior advocate Jandyala Ravi Shankar said that the Assembly Speaker has no right to suspend a member for a period beyond the current session. To suspend a member for more than one session, the speaker has to first complain to the Ethics Committee and Privileges Committee. He said that such an incident happened in the case of Karanam Balaram in the past and the current case is different from it. He said that in Karanam Balaram case, the issue was referred to Privileges committee and was placed under suspension after its recommendations.

Reservations finalized for Warangal and Khammam Corporations
The Municipal and Urban Development Administration of Telangana State has issued orders finalizing the reservations for Warangal and Khammam corporations. 50 per cent reservations have been finalized for women in these two corporations. There are 58 divisions in Warangal and 29 were allotted to women, 1 for ST women, 4 for SC women, 9 for BC women and 15 for general. The unreserved seats are 29 – ST-1, BC-10 and General 13. In Khammam there are 50 divisions and 25 were allotted to women and 1 for ST women, 3 for SC women 8 for BC women and 13 general. The unreserved seats are 25 that includes one ST, SC-3, 9-BC and 12 general


Japanese team visits Kakinada
Kazuo Udagawa, project management specialist from Japan based IC Net Limited on Saturday completed his two day visit to the city after interacting with the stakeholders of the fisheries sector. The firm headquartered at Saitama in Japan has been providing consultancy in rural and urban infra development, environment, fisheries, health and education.

Repalle (Guntur)

Call money victim dies
A call money victim passed away due to cardiac arrest. The victim identified as Tatayya of 7th ward in Repalle took Rs. 1 lakh from call money and paid Rs. 10 lakh as interest. He lodged a complaint on Friday evening with Repalle police. The victim died in the morning due to a cardiac arrest. There are speculations that he suffered the cardiac arrest due to continuous harassment from the money lenders.


ACB raids Sangam Tahsildar’s house
The officials of the ACB have conducted raids on the house of Sangam Tahsildar G.Suseela at Haranathapuram in Nellore city and seized documents relating to property disproportionate to known sources of income here on Saturday. The ACB officials raided at four places in Nellore city and also in Bengaluru simultaneously on property relating to daughter, sister, son asnd relatives of the Tahsildar at the same time. Documents were seized as they related to two houses in Bengaluru and four houses in Nellore city and also house sites and other property. This property was expected to be worth around Rs.1.5 crore.


ACB nabs Panchayat Raj engineer
A special team from the Central Investigation Unit of ACB arrested D.Ravi Kumar, an Assistant engineer working in the vigilance and quality control department of Panchayat Raj on charges of amassing wealth disproportionate to the known sources of his income. The officials raided the house in Muralinagar and seized movable and immovable property and documents to the tune of Rs.2.17 crore, the market value of which would be around Rs.6 crore. The propserty seized included documents of two flats at MVP Colony and one at Dwarakanagar, one independent three-storeyed house at Muralinagar, four house sites at Atchutapuram,2.5 kgs of gold and 9 kg of silver. They also seized bank pass books with a balance of Rs.4.5 lakh, cash to the tune of Rs.30,000, LIC policies of Rs.16 lakh, mutual fund deposits of Rs.3 lakh and chits pass books of Rs.4.2 lakh. Incidentally, the accused happens to be the brother-in-law of Motor Vehicle Inspector Sampathi Rao Ramesh who was arrested by the ACB during the month.

Dronamraju remembered
The 83rd birth anniversary of the late Congress leader Dronamraju Satyanarayana was celebrated with the APCC president N.Raghuveera Reddy garlanding the statue at the Dronamraju Circle at Siripuram. Speaking on the occasion, he said that in 1983 NTR wave that swept the Congress, Dronamraju stood undefeated and led the Congress fight back to power. The Congress organized a public meeting in the evening as part of the celebrations held inspire the party cadre to stand up to the poor governance of the TDP and gear up for the forth coming civic elections and the general elections to follow.

NIFT admissions
The last day for online registration for admission into various courses in National Institute of Fashion Technology without paying a fine in January 10, 2016. The registration will be open till January 16 with a late fee of Rs.5,000 according to Prof. Annaji Sarma from NIFT, Hyderabad. The written examination for all its UG and PG courses will be held on February 14, the situation test, group discussion and interview will be held in the months of April and May and the final result will be declared in May or June, he said.

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