Andhra Pradesh News on February 23, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

CHITTOOR: Chittoor Mayor couple murder case- police gets custody of accused::The Chittoor police on Tuesday brought on Tuesday S.Chandrasekhar alias Chintu, the A1 in the Chittoor Mayor couple murder case from Kadapa jail to Chittoor under police custody in connection with seizure of explosives at his stone quarry near Chittoor recently. The police took Chintu along with four others from Chittoor prison all accused in the case. The police have listed as many 23 as accused in the case with Chintu as A1.

HYDERABAD: ATA silver jubilee conference:: K.K.Reddy has been elected as the Conference Director and Chandrasekhar Reddy Palvai as Conference Convener of the silver jubilee celebrations of the American Telugu Association to be celebrated form July 1 to 3 at Rosemount Convention Centre at Chicago. The Telangana Government will send a 15 member cultural troupe to augment the ATA festivals at the convention said a press release. Conference Coordinator Kamala Chimata said that the goal of the convention was to promote literary, cultural, educational, religious, social, economic, health and community activities of the people of Telugu origin.

NMDC official Prasad found dead in US:: Mopathy Prasad (57), NMDC officer who went to San Francisco in US on February 13 to attend his daughter Durga (29) a software professional was to marry one Gutta Rajesh marriage was found dead by police on Monday. California police have informed of the same to the family members about his death. He hailed from a village in Guntur. He worked with the National Mineral Development Corporation as Deputy Manager.

Police recovered diamonds worth Rs.8 lakh from a woman robber:: The police have arrested Bhagya Rekha (34) and recovered gold and diamond ornaments worth Rs.8 lakh from her possession. She was wanted in several theft cases. She works as the servant maid in the house of complainant from Maharajgunj and the police nabbed her at Siddiamberbazar.

RAJAHMAHENDRAVARAM: Mudragada Padmanabham welcomes Haryana government decision on Jats benefit from OBC status:: Former MP and Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham said that he welcomed the Haryana government’s decision to bring a Bill in the Assembly on Jat reservations under Other Backward Classes quota. ‘ I am confident that the Kapu community will also benefit if the State Government keeps its promises’, he said here. It may be recalled he along with his wife went on an indefinite fast for four days and the emissaries form the government assured him that some of his demands would be fulfilled.

Somayajulu panel on Pushkaram stampede defers inquiry to Mach 21:: The State government appointed one man commission headed by retired High Court Judge C.Y.Somayajulu to inquire into the deaths due to stampede at the inaugural of the Godavari Pushkarams 2015 has postponed its hearing to March 21. In his second sitting, he directed the government’s counsel Ch.Prabhakar Rao to file an affidavit on the government’s reply before March 19. He asked AP Bar Council member M.Subba Rao who is representing the witnesses to submit the affidavits on March 5.

Visakhapatnam: Head Constable in ACB trap:: A head constable from the crime wing in Pendurthi Police Station was caught red-handed by the ACB sleuths while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.18,000 from a complainant on Tuesday. The head constable was identified as Appalaswamy Dora. ACB team led by DSP Kinjarapu Ramakrishna Prasad laid a trap and caught the head constable while accepting a bribe.

Three held in flesh trade racket: The City Task Force team led by Inspector R.Mallikharjuna Rao raided a house in Simhapuri Layout in Vepagunta and apprehended one Baggam Ramesh Kumar for running flesh trade racket. The CTF team also rescued two victims who were being used in the racket and arrested two customers. They seized nearly Rs.1.20 lakh in cash and one motorcycle. They were later handed over to Pendurthi police station.

More than 50 per cent BPS applications incomplete: out of 13,228 applications received by GVMC for regularization of unauthorized buildings under the BPS, over 50 per cent of them were incomplete. Processing of the applications began after the scheme was closed on January 31 after several extensions to submit applications. For the 200 applications complete in all respects, the process has been completed resulting in approvals and notice for payments, says officials. So far, nearly 4,000 applications have been opened and it is noticed that fifty per cent of them are without the required papers said sources.

CPI(M) launches fast for VIMS:: The CPI(M) has conducted on Tuesday commenced a 48 hour fst near VISAKHA Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS) at Hanumanthawaka demanding that the government drop any of its plans to bring VIMS under PPP mode and make it functional under its control only, purchase equipment with Rs.30 crore sanctioned in the past, provide Rs.100 crore for VIMS in the ensuring budget and appoint doctors and para-medical staff for VIMS immediately. Support price for tamarind soon:: The Girijan Cooperative Corporation will soon announce support price for tamarind and other products being procured form tribal people according to the Girijana Sangham Visakhapatnam district secretary P.Appala Narsa. A delegation from the Sangham that met the MD Ravi Prakash who had given assurance to this effect. It may be recalled that the Sangham has been agitating for the past sometime demanding support price of Rs.50 a kg for tamarind, procured by tribal people and withdrawal of G.O.68 and G.O.No.102 that were detrimental to the interests of tribal people.

VIJAYAWADA: Wives of senior police officials meet:: J.Padmavathi, wife of DGP J.V.Ramudu on Tuesday organized a coordination meeting with the wives of all senior police officers in connection with shifting of families from Hyderabad to Vijayawada. A bunch of police officers are expected to shift to the capital region in June this year. She discussed the infrastructure, drinking water, hospitals and other amenities in the newly set up capital with wives of the officers. They visited the Rain Tree Park apartments and villas, located at Nambur village in Guntur district.

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