Andhra Pradesh News on February 2, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tekkali (Srikakulam): Five private buses seized:: State Road Transport officials today morning seized five private buses being operated in violation of rules. The RTA officials are conducting raids in the district.

HYDERABAD:High Court stays arrest of two scholars:: The Hyderabad High Court on Monday granted stay on the arrest of two UoH research scholars and their relative in a case registered with regard to the suicide of Rohit Vemula. Justice P.V.Sanjay Kumar was granting interim order while dealing with quash petitions moved separately by ABVP activist N.Susheel Kumar and his uncle N.Diwakar and UoH ABVP secretary Krishna Chaitanya. There was a challenging case against them for allegedly abetting Rohit’s suicide. Susheel Kumar told the court that the police had filed the charge sheet regarding the assault on him in August.

ONGOLE: IIIT will function from next academic year:: Indian Institute of Information Technology named after former President APJ Abdul Kalam will start functioning from the new academic year. Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that a notification for admitting 1,000 students would be issued in March/April. He along with the Transport Minister Sidda Raghava Rao inspected the land identified for the institution under the Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies at Yarrajerla near here. The site would be finalized a in a couple of days by the Chief Minister, he said.

SRIKALAHASTI: TDP ZPTC member son remanded: A local court here has sent on remand Karunakar Naidu, son of Srikalahasti ZPTC member Saraswatamma in red sanders smuggling case. According to Forest Range Officer, the accused was arrested in December 2011 and was released on station bail. He was arrested again and produced before the Additional Junior Civil Judge Chaitanya who remanded him for 14 days.

TIRUPATI: TTD EO reviews arrangements for Ratha Saptami day celebrations:: TTD Executive Officer D.Sambasiva Rao today reviewed the arrangements on the Ratha Saptami day. He said that all sevas on that day were cancelled. He instructed the officials to see that no devotee is put to any inconvenience. TTD JEO and other top officials participated in the meeting.

VISAKHAPATNAM: No jumbling for Inter practicals:: HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said on Monday that jumbling system won’t be there in this year’s practical examinations. The system would be introduced for the next year’s Intermediate practical examinations. It may be recalled that there students and parents have been demanding withdrawal of jumbling system following weightage of Intermediate marks for listing ranks in premier examinations such as IIT, JEE, EAMCET etc., Intermediate practical examinations are to begin from February 4, 2016.

Ratnachal Express cancelled:: Following the agitators who set ablaze the Ratnachal Express on Sunday, the railway officials cancelled the train on Wednesday and Thursday too. According to a release, Train No. 12718/12717 Vijayawada-Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada Ratnachal Express was cancelled on February 3 and 4. Train No. 12839 Howrah-Chennai Central Mail Express was rescheduled to leave at 5.30pm on February 3 instead of 11.45am on February 2 dur to late running of the pairing rake.

Last date extended for Journalists awards:: The last date for State level Ganta China Rosaiah and Narayanamma Memorial Best Journalist Awards – 2015 has been extended to February 10. The awards instituted by Ganta China Rosaiah and Narayanamma Memorial Trust will be given on Ugadi Day. Entries are sought for best print media in Telugu, English, best TV journalist and best photo journalist award. Each award carries Rs.50,000 cash prize. The trust will also give lifetime achievement award carrying Rs.1 lakh for which applications are not required. Interested could dial B.Prabhakara Sarma – 9849595371 or PLK Murty 9393100515 for more details.

Auto drivers seek implementation of insurance policy:: Andhra Pradesh Auto Drivers and Workers Federation has appealed to the State government not to insist on ‘driver badge’ to implement the insurance scheme which it had introduced for the benefit of drivers in the case of accident and natural death of auto drivers. Federation State general secretary G.Vamana Murty said that though the government had announced Rs.5 lakh in case of accident death and Rs.30,000 for natural death of auto drivers, the Labour department was not paying the policy amount on the plea that their names were not registered with the department. He demanded the compensation be paid to those beneficiaries on the basis of driving licence and not on whether their name with registered.

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