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Andhra Pradesh News on December 28, 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

Hyderabad

Government sanctions Rs.370 crore for ‘Chandranna Sankranti Kanuka’
The State Government has today sanctioned Rs.370.41 crore for ‘Chandranna Sankranti Kanuka’ to all BPL ration cardholders in the State. Under this, red gram (half kg), palm oil (half litre) chana dal (half kg), jiggery (half kg), wheat flour (one kg) and 100 ml of ghee will be distributed in a carry bag to each card holder.

GHMC poll notification in three to four days
The notification for elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation will be issued in the next three to four days with the reservation of wards, pending with the State Government expected to be completed before that. State Election Commissioner V.Nagi Reddy said the same while speaking to press during a break at the meeting of the general and expenditure observers for the polls. He said that GHMC Commissioner B.Janardhan Reddy would be the Election Officer, he said. Over 80,000 personnel including 27,000 uniformed personnel would be on election duties and added that the three-day training for polling officers and assistant polling officers is underway.

Ayutha Chandi Yagam concludes
All rituals related to Ayutha Chandi Maha Yagam performed by Telangana Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhara Rao from December 23 to 27 were concluded today. Ruthvijas from Sringeri Peetham Gopikrishna Sharma, Phani Shashanka Sharma and Shivakumara Sharma conduted udvasan ritual for Mahakali, Saraswathi and Mahalakshmi statues preceeded by Narasimha homam and Poornahuthi.

DGP urges Centre for allocation of 25 IPS officers
AP DGP J.V.Ramudu has appealed the Union Home Secretary Rajiv Moharasi to allot additional 25 IPS officers to the State. This appeal made at a review meeting of IPS officers allotment in New Delhi. He held talks with IB Chief Dineswar Sharma and Union Home Secretary. He also sought additional CRPF and BSF central forces to the State and requested to denotify 2,000 acres of land for establishing Police Academy and other institutions.

Kurnool

Four life convicts escape from jail
Four life convicts escaped from Kadapa Central Prison today. The convicts identified are Deva, Hanmanthu, Ramachandra and Ravi escaped by using a ladder to scale the compound wall at the rear end according to a complaint lodged with the police by prison staff. The compound wall is protected on three sides with electrified fencing but not on the rear end which has hillocks. They escaped during sentry changing of duties.

SSC student kidnapped
A SSC student G.Sudarshana Reddy was kidnaped by a group of people on the outskirts of Kethavaram village in Champadu mandal of Kadapa on Sunday night. He was allegedly dragged into a car and confined in an unknown place said his father Krishna Reddy in a complaint with the police. Sudarshana Reddy told his father on mobile phone that two girls of Yerraguntla were also confined along with him.

Governor to launch Neeru-Pragathi
Governor E.S.L.Narasimhan would inaugurate the Neeru – Pragathi meeting scheduled to be held in Anantapur on Tuesday said the Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao. Speaking to media at the State Guest house, he said that Chandrababu Naidu along with 20,000 farmers and representatives of water users’’ associations form Anantapur, Kurnool, Kadapa and Chittoor districts would participate. The meeting would deliberate on Polavaram, Handri Neeva, Sujala Sravanthi and Galeru Nagari Sujala Sravanthi projects, he said.

Nellore

Congress 131st Foundation Day celebrated
The Congress celebrated the 131st Foundation Day today and a large number of party activists and leaders from all parts of the district participated. APCC president N.Raghuveera Reddy speaking on the occasion said that the struggle for special status will be continued. Before address, he garlanded the statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. He urged the Centre to bestow the special status without delay and give a fillip to industrial development in the State.

Ongole

AIDWA stages dharna seeking stern action against call money racketeers
All India Democratic Women’s Organization staged a demonstration at the Prakasam Bhavan seeking a special cell in the Collectorate to deal with the call money cases. District Secretary Munwar Sultana said that this is not the isolated one and more women are silently suffering harassment and they will pick up courage to lodge complaints if the district administration sets up a special cell to receive such complaints. The AIDWA district president U.Adilakshmi said most of the victims are illiterates from whom the financiers take promissory notes, blank cheques and papers relating to immovable property as security and impose interest rate as high as 200 per cent.

Rajahmundry

Top Maoist leader Kalmachukka Nagesh shot dead
Top Maoist leader Kalmachukka Nagesh alias Ganesh was killed in an encounter with the special police parties at Mallampeta villager under Chinthur PS limits in East Godavari today according to SP M.Ravi Prakash. The special parties were on a routine combing operation on the Chhattisgarh-AP border when the Maoists opened fire on them, he said.

Tirupati

LSP appeals for check of spurious liquor
Lok Satta Party has appealed to the excise department to check for spurious liquor with three days left for new year to come. Party’s district president K.Balasubramanyam while submitting a representation to the Prohibition and Excise (Tirupati Urban) circle inspector Indira cautioned that the city had a dubious track record of selling crores of rupees worth of liquor during year end while several cartons of spurious liquor had been ferried to the city in the past.

Vijayawada

Karem Sivaji demands white paper on call money racket
Mala Mahanadu national president Karem Shivaji demanded a white paper be published on the call money scandal. Speaking at a press conference, he said that the government should come out with details such as the number of complaints received, number of criminal cases booked and the accused identified etc., He said that the response from the government in this is very poor though racketeers occupied lands worth crores of rupees and exploited several women. He alleged that the police are bowing to the pressure from political leaders. He threatened to launch an agitation if justice was not done to the victims.

Visakhapatnam

'Azure Power bags NTPC solar power projects
Azure Power has bagged solar power projects to generate 100 MW in the auctions conducted by NTPC. It was a part of the National Solar Mission. The projects will be built in the Solar Park proposed in the State. NTPC has so far auctioned 1000 MW worth projects. Azure Power founder and CEO Inderpreet Wadhwa stated in a release that with the latest project, they had once again demonstrated their project development capability. He said they had successfully brought down the cost of solar power.

Platelets machine installed
An apheresis machine has been installed at the Rotary Voluntary Blood Bank here. The machine will be of help to the cancer, dengue and malaria patients who need platelets. MP K.Haribabu launched the machine at the blood bank near Jagadamba junction. The machine draw the required quantity of platelets from a donor and pumps back the rest of the blood components to the donor through the same vein. The cost of the machine is Rs.28 lakh. Hameed Khan, Chairman of blood bank said a donor can donate blood once in 15 days and 24 times during a year since the other components like plasma, red blood cells and white blood cells are pumped back, he said.

K. Ramamohana Rao appointed as ICET 2016 Convenor
K. Ramamohana Rao, a senior professor of Department of Commerce and Management Studies of AU and former Registrar was appointed as Convenor for Integrated Common Entrance Test (ICET)-2016 and took charge today.



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