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Andhra Pradesh News on December 26, 2015

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Amalapuram

Last respects paid to former minister Metla Satyanarayana
Last rites of former minister and vice-president of TDP Metla Satyanarayana who died in Hyderabad on Friday were performed in a private land near KIMS hospital today. Thousands of TDP workers, leaders and well-wishers reached here and paid last respects to the departed leader. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu along with party general secretary Nara Lokesh and others consoled Kakinada MP Thota Narasimham who is son-in-law of Metla Satyanarayana. Chandrababu said that the death of the leader is a great loss to the party.

Kurnool

RDO has a narrow escape when a tractor hits his car
Jammalamadugu Revenue Divisional Officer M.Vinayakam and his daughter escaped unhurt when a tractor laden with stone slabs collided with his car between Chowdur and Sankarapuram villages in Proddatur mandal in the district on Friday night. The mishap was happened when they were returning from Proddatur to Jammalamadugu according to police. Jammalamadugu Rural SI rushed to the place of mishap and inspected the damaged car.

Tirupati

Red sanders logs worth over Rs.1.5 crore seized
A joint combing party comprising Task Force and Forest Department personnel was attacked by red sanders smuggling operatives at the Yerragutttalu area in Chandragiri mandal on Friday night. Sources said that the combing party during their patrol were encountered by nearly 40 smuggling operatives carrying logs on their shoulders and they rained stones on the officials forcing the latter to take shelter in the nearby foliage. The police personnel opened two rounds in the air as an act of self-defense and the operatives left the logs and fled deep into the forests. They seized 33 red sanders logs that is estimated to cost over Rs.1.5 crore.

Vijayawada

Anil Ambani meets Chief Minister
Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group Chairman Anil Ambani called on the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu at his camp office. They had nearly a half an hour discussion on the roll-out of G services and various issues related to promotion of digital connectivity in the rural areas.

‘Actress Savithri remembered’
Former senior journalist Turlapati Kutumba Rao recalled the yesteryear Telugu film actress ‘Mahanati’ Savitri on her 34th death anniversary. Addressing a gathering organized by members of Mahanati Savithri Sahitya, Samskruthika Kalapeetham Sankshema Sangham at Tummalapalli Kalashetram, he said that she had entertained Telugu film audience like no other member of the fraternity. The members paid glowing tributes to the actress by garlanding her statue on the premises of Kalaskshetram.

Liquor Tragedy-Lab report awaited
Minister for Excise Kollu Ravindra said that stern action would be taken against those who were involved in the spurious liquor case that claimed five lives. He said tht the government is waiting for Central Forensic Laboratory report and once the report is received, action would follow. He was speaking to media conference organized to promote the National Handloom Expo 2015-16 beginning on Sunday. The expo will be conducted till January 11 at the Krishna District Rice and Oil Millers Association Hall in Gandhinagar.

Visakhapatnam

Neo-natal ICU opened
Visakha South MLA V.Ganesh Kumar inaugurated the renovated neo-natal intensive care unit at KGH. Speaking on the occasion, Head of the Department of Pediatrics of Andhra Medical College said that infants born with a bodyweight of three kg are healthy and those born with a less weight of 1,500 grams needed a lot of care and attention to prevent them from hypothermia that might lead to death or leave them permanently crippled when they grow up. The facility was provided by the 1966 batch students of Andhra Medical College who are now settled in the US through the AMCONA, an association of AMC alumni in North America. They spent Rs.45 lakh to renovate the neo-natal intensive care unit and provided 30 radiant warmers and double surface phototherapy units, pulse oxymeters, infusion pumps, central suction and oxygen lines.

Awards to BHEL
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., has adjudged the best overall performing PSE by an independent jury. The Governance Now PSU Award – 2015 was presented to BHEL Director (E, R&D) Subrata Biswas by Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ramvilas Paswan in the presence of Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha according to a release. BHEL bagged three more awards in the category of technology adoption, research and innovation and CSR initiative.

Bheemunipatnam::Lorry driver held on attempt to kidnap and rape charge
The police has arrested a lorry driver K.Srinivasa Rao who allegedly attempted to kidnap and rape a seven year old girl at Tagrapuvalasa under Bheemunipatnam PS limits today. The locals rescued the girl and beat up Srinivasarao before handing the accused to the police and they have registered a case based on a complaint according to police.

Maoist bandh failed to receive response
Bandh call given by the CPI(Maoist) in the Agency today against government’s plan to take up bauxite mining that commenced on December 21 failed to receive response. Life in the Agency was as usual and APSRTC buses and private vehicles plied on the roads without hindrance and shops and hotels were open. Though the situation was peaceful with the police and CRPF conducting massive combing operations, there is an undercurrent of tension across the border. Maoists in Malkangiri district had killed two Sarpanches in Odisha while no violent incidents were reported in the State.


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