Andhra Pradesh News on February 16, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

ELURU: Court rejects bail to AgriGold accused:: In the sensational AgriGold case, the district court here today rejected bail petitions filed by the prime accued Avva Venkata Rama Rao, Chairman and MD Avva Venkata Seshunarayana. The court ordered CBCID Custody for a week days. The court ordered the CBCID officials to interrogate them in presence of lawyers. d

HYDERABAD: TSTDLP asks Speaker to act fast: The newly appointed TDLP leader A.Revanth Reddy along with other party MLAs on Tuesday met Assembly Speaker S.Madhusudhana Chary and requested him to expeditiously dispose off their petitions seeking disqualification of 10 MLAs who left TDP for the TRS.

Narayanpet TDP MLA joins TRS:: Narayanapet MLA from Mahabubnagar district Rajender Reddy joined TRS. He was welcomed by TRS chief K.Chandrasekhara Rao at the latter’s camp office. Later, speaking to media, he said that joined TRS for the development of his constituency. He said that Telangana people are still viewing TDP as Andhra Party and was evident by the recent Narayankhed by-elections.

NELLORE: Mechanized terminal soon at Krishnapatnam port:: A new mechanized coal handling terminal is coming up soon at Krishnapatnam Port near Muthukur in Nellore district with the objective of supplying coal to nearby thermal projects with increased efficiency and at a reduced costs. The Krishnapatnam port has already reached agreements with three thermal projects lying in its vicinity- Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah power plant, Thermal Powertech Corporation of India ltd and NCC Power projects.

VISAKAHAPATNAM: Andhra University to announce examination results early:: Andhra University has decided to declare results of its examinations within 15 days after the last examination and is asking its officials to plan for the same. Vice Chancellor in-charge E.A.Narayana at a meeting with the officials of the examination wing of the university said it was decided to bring down the time to declare results from the present 25 days to 15 days to save time for the students and use of technology and change in methods was required. Valuation of answer papers must be speeded up, he said.

Regional Parents’ meet 2015-16:: The two day regional parents’ meet 2015-2016 will be held at Andhra University Platinum Jubilee Guest House on February 20 and 21. The theme ‘towards rights regime’, the fourth edition of the event jointly presented by Ashadeep, a parents’ association for mentally handicapped, National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped and Parivaar will see delegates participating from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. They would be provided train fare and boarding facility for the delegates at Youth Hostels Association of India beside YMCA, Beach Road.

Andhra University gets ‘A’ Grade:: Andhra University awarded with the A grade by the AP State Council of Higher Education making the first and only university in the State. The top grade was awarded by the council after it assessed the teaching, infrastructure and learning resources, research and consultancy activities, student support and progression at the university. The University had recently entered into MoUs with several international universities including the University of California, Berkley and Stanford University in the areas of research and academic collaborations. AU also made it to the band of 601-800 best higher education institutions in 2015-2016 Times Higher Education World rankings.

Gandhian studies centre to offer certificate course:: Programme coordinator at the Gandhian Studies Centre of AU Prof.A.B.S.V.Ranga Rao informed that a two month certificate course will be introduced to inculcate values, principles and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi in the people. The objective of the course is to provide an opportunity for a fairly intensive study of the life, philosophy and methodology of Mahatma Gandhi and to have an experience in community living and manual work. The last date for submission of applications is February 25 and the course is open to all and taught for four days in a week from Monday to Thursday. A certificate will be given after participation in Shramdhan, he said.

CBI nabs RPF inspector::The Central Bureau of Investigation officials have caught redhanded Kondaveeti Mani Prasad, Sub-Inspector of Railway Protection Force, South Central Railways, Guntur for demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs.30,000 from a complainant for not booking a case against him on Monday. He was arrested and a case has been registered against him.

VIJAYAWADA:' Youth held with 5.3 kg gold granules:: Customs and Central Excise officials have conducted a raid in the Rajamahendravaram railway station and arrested a person on charge of smuggling gold granules weighing 5.3 kg that valued at about Rs.1.45 crore from him. Speaking to press of the same, S.Khader Rahman, Commissioner of Customs Preventive Commissionerate of the State said that they tracked a passenger who was travelling with a water filter and took him into custody at the Station on Monday. The accused, a B.Sc graduate from Tamil Nadu picked up the water filter manufactured in Malaysia from an international smuggler and the gold granules were concealed in its compressor. He said that the accused had confessed that he took the carton from a smuggler at the Kolkata airport and was travelling to Chennai and the investigation is under process. A case was registered against the accused u/s 104 and Section III of the Customs Act, 1962, he said.

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