Yelamanchili:: One booked for Rs.4 crore chit fund fraud:: A case has been registered against a person who has been running chit business on the charge of duping over 200 persons to the tune of Rs.4 crore. According to police who filed FIR against one Yerra Satyanarayana following a complaint made by one of the victims, Barre Durgaprasad of Yelamanchili.
Srikakulam:: Plea to regularize contract staff:: Minister for Energy Kimidi Kala Venkata Rao today assured to talk to Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu over regularization of electricity contract employees. CITU State president Ch.Narasinga Rao and vice-president D.Govind Rao and other leaders of the organization submitted a memorandum to the Minister in Rajam. They told him that around 24,000 contract workers were not regularized even after repeated assurances.
Kakinada:: Digital classrooms in 5,000 schools:: State special representative in North America Jayaram Komati said that it was targeted to establish digital classrooms in 5,000 schools in the State. He said that those were already established in 2,600 schools and the remaining would be completed by the year-end. A digital classroom was inaugurated at ZP High School, Sarpavaram in Kakinada rural mandal today.
Chittoor:: Two farmers electrocuted:: Two farmers electrocuted while another was injured when they came in contact with a live wire meant to keep off wild animals in a field at Diguvapalle of Tamballapalle mandal today. They were identified as Venkataramana Reddy and Ramalinga Reddy. The incident took place when they stamped on a live wire beneath a drip irrigation pipeline as they were rushing to drive away wild boars that raided their neighbour’s field and were killed on the spot.
Vijayawada:: CPI(M) supports lawyers’ agitation for High Court:: CPI(M) State secretary P.Madhu sought the intervention of Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu in the ongoing agitation of lawyers in Rayalaseema who have been demanding establishment of High Court in the region. In a letter to Chandrababu, he observed that various people’s and student organizations were supporting the agitation. A large number of protesters were arrested on February 22 amid the hope that the government would consider its their demand.
Hyderabad:: Munipalle Raju dead:: Noted short storey writer and Sahitya Akademi winner Munipalle Raju (93) died at his residence at Sainikpuri in the wee hours of Saturday. He is survived by wife Sulochana Devi, two sons and three daughters.
Eluru:: Two youth fall off train, die:: Two youth from the north-east died on the spot when they fell from the Yeswantpur Express near Eluru on Friday night. The Government Railway Police identified them as Amos Lepsa of Ghoom village in Darjeeling district, West Bengal and Sylvester Lespa of Chandamari in East Sikkim. According to documents recoverd from their baggage, they left Jalpaiguri on February 22 to attend an interview in Bengaluru.
Vijayawada:: Complaint against noted direct Ram Gopal Varma:: A woman activist lodged a complaint with the Suryaraopeta police today alleging that the film producer Ram Gopal Varma and some unidentified persons were threatening her for expressing her opinion on the movie GST. In her complaint, she said the film producer was threatening her for raising objection on the controversial film directed by Varma, in a television interview.