Andhra Pradesh News on December 31, 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015


‘Notification for filling up 9,658 vacancies in a couple of days’, says Anurag Sharma
Telangana State DGP Anurag Sharma told that a notification would be issued within three days for filling up 9, 658 vacancies in Police Dept. Applications can be registered online. These vacancies include Sub-Inspectors and Constable. 33% reservations would be given to women candidates. He also told that the state has decided to establish four new battalions.

Rama Mohana Rao calls on the Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy
AP Government’s Special Representative Khambhampati Rama Mohana Rao called on the Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy, Joseph Pomper at New Delhi and took up the issue of deportation of Indian students by US immigration officials. He pointed out that students were being stopped at the airports and deported despite possessing valid visas and securing admissions to various universities according to a release. Joseph Pomper said that the Embassy was coordinating with the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of State to solve the issue.

Telangana government released Rs.16.19 crore for tourism projects
The Telangana government released Rs.16.19 crore as the State’s share towards development of eco-tourism at Kinnerasani wild life sanctuary and a budget hotel at Kothagudem constituency in Khammam district. These two projects approved by the Government of India for financial assistance. Their total cost is Rs.110 crore and under one time additional central assistance, a grant of Rs.33 crore was released in 2014-15.


Centre to provide one lakh crore for road infrastructure
Minister for Transport Sidda Raghava Rao said that the Centre will provide an assistance of Rs.1 lakh crore to the State to improve road infrastructure. Speaking at a press conference, he said that the Centre had taken over 1,350 km of road for upgradation as expressways. It would assist the State in developing the outer ring road in Amaravati at a cost of Rs.26,000 crore and also to fund the ongoing road upgradation works to the tune of Rs.15,000 crore. 5,000 km of rural roads would be upgraded with the funds from National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.


ACB conducts raid on Sub-Registrar’s residence
Sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau have been conducting raids on the residence of Madhurawada Sub-Registrar. Ananda Kumar, sub-registrar is facing allegations of bribery charges along with relations with rowdy sheeters. Knowing about the possible raids of ACB, he locked his residence at Lawson’s Bay and went away. After waiting for three days, the officials break open the door and conducting searches. Sources said that the ACB officials have conducted searches at 10 places in Visakhapatnam, West Godavari and Hyderabad and unearthed Rs.1.60 crore worth of disproportionate assets the value of which in local market is around Rs.10 crore. More details are awaited.

State Commission for Protection of Child rights seeks probe
State Commission for Protection of Child Rights directed the District Collector to submit a detailed report into the alleged racket involved in selling of unwanted babies in the city. The Commission directed to submit its report by January 7,2016. In a suo motu notice issued by the Commission, its members S.Balaraju, M.Sumitra and S.Muralidhar Reddy also asked the District Collector to submit the action taken report on the racket in which a nurse was also involved. The Commission has appreciated the district administration in taking immediate action after the racket came to light.

Sainik School Entrance Test-Hall tickets issued
Hall tickets have been issued to all eligible candidates who applied for appearing the All India Sainik Schools Entrance examination for admission into class VI and IX for the next academic year. Hall tickets have been issued by registered post and those who have not received may contact 08922-246119 or 246168 and the candidates have been asked to report at the centre at 8am.

Dredging firm executive chairman held for tax evasion
The executive chairman of KSR Marine Services Pvt.Ltd., was arrested by the Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence officials and produced him before the 4th Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Wednesday on the charges of evasion of Service Tax by the company. . The court remanded him to judicial custody till January 13. The court granted conditional bail to him following the company paid the entire amount of Service Tax subsequently after his arrest.


APSRTC to take commercial route to increase revenue
APSRTC plans to increase its earning by introducing different services like cargo service, establish a subsidiary – Civil Infrastructure Corporation besides permitting establishment of medical stores in association with private companies at bus stations across the State. RTC Vice-Chairman N. Sambasiva Rao said that they are working on this and added that the State Government has to first amend the Motor Vehicle Act to facilitate RTC buses to be used for cargo service. He further said that the Corporation had 1,900 odd acres land of these 250 acres can be strait away utilized for commercial purposes like constructing complexes etc.,

‘Bhavani Deeksha Viramana’ begins
Hundreds of devotees in red robs descended on the city from far off places to relinquish the ‘Bhavani Deeksha’ observed by them for either 21 or 41 days. Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam atop Indrakeeladri as well as the surroundings downhill turned into a sea of red with the devotees thronging on the first day of ‘viramana’.

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