Andhra Pradesh News on February 17,2018

  • Kakinada:: State keen on improving road infrastructure:: Stating that 15,000 km of cement concrete roads were laid in the State in the last three years, R&B Minister Ch.Ayyanna Patrudu today said the government was keen on improving road infrastructure. Addressing a public meeting at Rangampeta after inaugurating the Kotapadu Venkatapuram and Subhdrapeta-Mukundavaram-Eelakolanu roads along with Rajamahendravram MP M.Murali Mohan said that the government was keen on fulfilling all the promises made during the elections.
  • Rajamahendravaram:: Centre is anti-poor:: Accusing the Centre of being pro-corporate and anti-poor, CPI State secretary K.Ramakrishna today said the Left parties would build an alternative political force to counter the ruling governments in the ensuing general elections. Addressing media on the side-lines of the party’s district unit general body meeting, he said the PNB scam showcased the corruption at the highest level.
  • Srikakulam:: YSRCP to organise Chalo Collectorate on February 22:: YSRCP Srikakulam district president Reddi Shanti today said that the TDP government had failed to fulfil its promises and betrayed the unemployed youth. She said that the government was not filling up vacant posts in various departments . Along with former MLA Dharmana Krishnadas, she released ‘Chalo Collectorate’ posters in the YSRCP officer. She said the agitation would be organized on February 22 to expose the lapses of the government.
  • Machilipatnam:: Couple commit suicide:: A couple belonging to Tenali in Guntur district allegedly committed suicide today by consuming pesticide in a mango orchard near Adivinekkalam village of Agripalli mandal in Krishna district. The deceased have been identified as Kolluru Balaprasad (63) and Ms.Lakshmi Prasanna (55). A case was registered.
  • Vijayawada:: Focus on MSME sector:: Minister for Finance Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said today that the growth in the agriculture and service sectors was good in the current year. The growth was not encouraging on the industrial front due to various reasons. He said that the State budget should focus on improving the living standards, which should be reflected in the growth rate. He said that due emphasis should be laid on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises which make a significant contribution to the GSDP. He said that tourism and IT sectors should be promoted along with the MSMEs pointing out that they create a large number of jobs.
  • Velagapudi:: Man walks into Transport Minister’s office with fake appointment letter:: An unidentified persona allegedly entered into Transport Minister K.Atchannaidu’s office with a fake appointment letter on Friday. The order was issued on the name of one Chand Basha, recruiting him as junior assistant in APSRTC. Suspecting foul play, th staff alerted the higher officials of RTC who launched an inquiry. The appointment order possessed the signatures of APSRTC MD M.Malakondaiah, Officer on Special Duty Nageswara Rao and other senior officials. Following a complaint by the OSD, the Krishnalanka police registered a case today and took up the investigation.

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