Andhra Pradesh News on February 19, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

HYDERABAD: AgriGold case-High Court expresses doubts over the way of CID investigation:: A Division Bench of High Court comprising of acting Chief Justice Dilip Baba Saheb Bhosale and Justice S.V.Bhatt on Friday expressed doubts over the manner in which the CID of Andhra Pradesh was investigating the case. The Bench was dealing with a writ petition filed seeking CBI inquiry into the misdeeds of AgriGold Consortium. It was alleged that innocent depositors mostly form Karnataka, AP and Telangana had been duped to the tune of thousands of crores of rupees. The Bench expressed shock when it was told that only Rs.6 lakh was available in the accounts of the defaulting companies. Had the police been alert, the money could not have been disappeared, the Bench observed and directed the CID to trace the money. The Bench asked the AgriGold Consortium to deposit Rs.25 lakh towards functioning of the three-member committee headed by retired Judge of High Court to oversee the sale of prime properties and distribution of the proceeds among the depositors. Justice G.V.Seethapati, former Judge of the High Court is now heading the committee.

K.Narasimha Murty appointed as financial adviser to State:: Chartered Accountant K.Narasimha Murty has been appointed as Fianncial Adviser to Andhra Pradesh Government and orders have been issued to this effect. The government said that Murty has been assisting the State Government in various financial matters and schemes including as a member of the fiscal management committee. He will in the post for one year.

Retired IAS officer Lakshmi Parthasaradhi made Chairman of CCDMC::Retired IAS officer and MD of Capital City Development and Management Corporation (CCDMC) Lakshmi Parthasaradhi is made its Chairman. The State Government has issued orders to this effect on Friday. AP Infrastructure and Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) secretary Ajay Jail was the Chairman.

KURNOOL: Brahmins seek 50 per cent subsidy in loans:: AP Brahmana Seva Sangha Samakhya president Jwalapuram Srikanth on Friday demanded that 50 per cent subsidy in loans be sanctioned to the AP Brahmana Welfare Corporation for setting up small and medium units in the State. The Chief Minister has constituted a Corporation and sanctioned Rs.60 crore as against a promise to grant Rs.500 crore, he told to press. He wanted for grant of at lest Rs.200 crore in the coming budget and the subsidy component of 20 per cent be hiked to 50 per cent on par with SC, ST and BC and minorities. Brahmana Bhavans must be built in all district headquarters and 10 acres of land earmarked for allotment to poor Brahmins, he said.

RAJAHMAHENDRAVARAM: ‘Ready to go to jail and will not apply bail’, says Mudragada Padmanabham:: Kapu Reservation movement leader and former minister Mudragada Padmanabham said that he and his followers are ready to go to jail and will not apply for bail if arrested by Tuni police in connection with arson and violence including the torching of Ratnachal Express on January 31 during the Kapu Garjana meeting. In a letter to the DGP, he said that he was ready to funish all details of his supporters who attended the meeting and also ready to handover the numbers of vehicles they used to attend the meeting. ‘We are not afraid of any arrests and the entire coastal belt including my native place Kirlampudi is ready to do anything. We will not apply for bail if arrested, he said in his letter.

VISAKHAPATNAM: Srinivasa Kalyanam at RK Beach:: The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is conducting Sri Srinivasa Kalyanam on the RK Beach here on Saturday evening. This is the first time that Srinivasa Kalyanam is being organized on a beach said HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao at a press conference. Agama and Veda pundits of the TTD led by Gururaja will conduct the Sri Srinivasa Kalyanam and the ritual will be similar to that performed at the Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple in Tirupati, he said. The Kalyanam will be conducted from 6pm to 7.30pm and elaborate arrangements have been for the devotees who are expected to turn up in large numbers.

Smart Cities Reverse Trade Mission delegation to US::A ten member delegation from the State will leave for USA on Smart Solutions for Smart Cities Reverse Trade Mission. The delegation will be in the USA from February 22 to 26. The delegation includes AP Municipal Administration and Urban Development Principal Secretary and Special Officer, GVMC, R.Karikal Valaven, GVMC Commissioner Pravin Kumar, VUDA Vice-Chairman T.Baburao Naidu and officials from VUDA and the Municipal Corporation.

VIZIANAGARAM: PRJWALANA 2k16 inaugurated:: A two day national level technical symposium ‘Prajwalana 2K16 was inaugurated at Avanthi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Vizianagaram on Friday. The symposium was inaugurated by HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao in the presence of Anakapalle MP and Chairman of Avanthi Group M.Srinivasa Rao and Dr. G.S.Prasad Raju, Registrar of JNTU-K. Speakers form reputed institutes like IIT-Hyderabad, BITS-Hyderabad and NIT-Warangal will be participating.

YSRCP stages dharna demanding Corporation Status:: Former Vizianagaram Municipal Councillors and YSRCP on Friday staged a dharna at the Municipal Office deploring the government order keeping corporation status to Vizianagaram in abeyance. YSRCP alleged that the government had upgraded the special grade municipality through an order last month as a corporation after the Municipal Council unanimously adopted a resolution to that effect and forwarded it to the government. The civic body would not get central grants for various developmental activities in the town and demanded that the government withdraw its GO issued on Wednesday.

VIJAYAWADA: Helipad atop the office of the Chief Minister:: Chief Minister plans to get a helipad right on the top of his office building at Amaravati to the airport at Gannavaram and back without disrupting traffic on the connecting roads that are already crammed. The Chief Minister’s Office in the temporary capital Velagapudi is the roof-top helipad for which a blueprint has been drawn by engineers of AP – CRDA. The officials said that with this the Chief Minister can save time so also VVIPs who might be accompanying him in his helicopter.

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