Andhra Pradesh News on February 21, 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016

ANANTAPUR: Lepakshi Utsavalu:: Hindupur MLA Nandamuri Balakrishna on Sunday participated in a volley boll match with local players ahead of the Lepakshi Utsavalu to be inaugurated on February 27. Speaking to media, he said that the Utsavalu would be an annual affair showcasing the architectural marvel, cultural and religious heritage represented by the Lepakshi temple. He said that Lepakshi would be served as a nodal point in the religious and architectural tourism circuit in the district.

CHITTOOR: Medical officer allegedly attacks PHC staffer:: Alleged manhandling of a polio-affected staff member of a government hospital by a doctor here on Saturday created flutter in Kuppam. According to sources, R.Reddappa Reddy, working as senior assistant at the PHC at Rallabuduguru of Shantipuram mandal of Kuppam approached the Senior Public Health Officer , Bhaktavatsalam to bring his notice the alleged financial irregularities going on at this work station. All off a sudden the doctor Prasad barged into the SPHO chamber and alleged assaulting him apparently angered by complaint against him. With torn clothes, he approached the local media and alleged that Dr.Prasad attacked him with chappals and even torn his clothes and later lodged a complaint with the police.

HYDERABAD: No YSRCP MAL will cross over to TDP:: YSRCP MLA Uppuleti Kalpana termed the propaganda that some of the YSRCP MLAs would be switching over to TDP is baseless. She said that the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu was thinking that the TDP would be strengthened by engineering defections. She asserted that no MLA from the party would cross over to the TDP as that party had no future.

KURNOOL: Dejected Army aspirant ends life:: Raju Kumar of Marripalle in Allagadda mandal committed suicide by consuming pesticide in a lodge in the early hours of Sunday following reportedly depressed being turned down during Army selections for sporting a tattoo on his body. He studied Master of Social Work at Kuppam. He telephoned his family members and told them that he would end his life. On being alerted by them, the police rushed him to Suraksha hospital at Nandyal where he died.

SRIKAKULAM: Nine injured when bus hits auto:: Nine passengers travelling by an auto rickshaw received injuries when a bus hit the three wheeler at Vandava junction in the district on Sunday. They were shifted to Palakonda area hospital and police registered a case against bus driver.

VIZIANAGARAM: Thieves made a vain attempt to loot SBI’s ATM:: Thieves made a vain attempt to loot cash form the SBI’s ATM at V.T.Agraharam in the early hours of Sunday. They later decamped with the offerings in a ‘hundi’ at a temple nearby. According to police, the miscreants damaged the unguarded ATM with boulders but could not lay their hand on cash. They entered the nearby Sri Subramanyeswara Swamy temple and made good with some cash and coins form the hundi.

VIJAYAWADA: Collectors’ conference from Monday:: A two day Collectors’ conference scheduled to be organized on February 22 and 23 is likely to a crucial one as the State Government would review the progress achieved in the first three quarters. This is the sixth conference in the last two years. Chief Secretary S.P.Tucker would speak on the development during 2015-16 and 2016-17 budget. Chief Minister would deliver key note address.

CPI demands to drop move on agri zone:: The CPI(M) capital regional convener Ch.Babu Rao demanded the government to withdraw the recent proposals to create agricultural region or else face the ire of the people. Speaking to press, he said that the party had been saying that the master plan contained many loopholes and did not suit the requirements. He said that TDP party MLAs and MPs have raised objections at a meeting organized by the AP Capital Region Development Authority in the city on Saturday.

VISAKHAPATNAM: Two Maoists killed in encounter:: Two Maoist were killed in an exchange of fire with a combing party near Revulakota village in Koyyuru mandal on Sunday afternoon. According to SP Koya Praveen, the Maoist were spotted by the police party. Sources said that there were nearly 10 to 12 of them and the rest retreated under the cover of fire. Police recovered two 12 bore single barrel guns, some cartridges and two kit bags containing wo mobile phones, uniforms and Maoist literature. Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister N.Chinarajappa said in Machilipatnam that the government is keen on deploying additional forces in strategic areas. He said that action plan has been prepared on tackling the Maoists particularly in the areas between Chintur of East Godavari district and Visakhapatnam.

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