Andhra Pradesh News on February 24, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 GUNTUR: Horticulture professional kidnapped in Nigeria:: A. Pavan Kumar, Guntur based horticulture professional has been kidnapped in Nigeria. He has been working for Agbede Agri Products in Auhja district in Nigeria for the past six months. He was suspected to have been kidnapped by miscreants a week back. He spoke to his family members and informed them that he was kidnapped and confined in an undisclosed place.

ONGOLE: HELP rescues girl form Chhattisgarh:: Childline India Foundation’s NGO partner HELP on Wednesday rescued a nine-year old girl from Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh. The stranded girl, Alekhya was travelling alone by the Adilabad bound Krishna Express. She was rescued at Chirala Railway station and was put in rescue home.

TIRUPATI: Six Red sanders smugglers arrested:: The Red Sanders Anti-Smuggling Task Force officials on Wednesday arrested six smugglers. The combing party during their regular patrol came face to face with a group of operatives en-route to Seshachalam forests. The combing party could arrest them when they attempted to flee the scene.

All 347 accused in murder of two forest officials acquitted:: The Third Additional District and Sessions Judge Court here has acquitted all the 347 persons accused in the sensational murder of two forest officials in the Seshachalam forest wo years ago. The judge dismissed cases 227/4 and 252/14 as the prosecution failed to prove the charges against the accused and ordered their release.

VISAKHAPATNAM: GVMC union launches day lass fast:: a day-long mass fast, the first in a series of protests was organized on Wednesday demanding that salaries be paid to GVMC employees by the State Government under ‘010’ Account. VMC Staff and Workers Union P.Ramesh said if the salary bill was borne by the government crores of rupees of funds would be available for development works said Secretary General V.Vamana Rao. He said that the government was paying salaries to employees of all municipal corporations but did not include Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam.

Coastal Security Police Inspector Sheik Hussain was arrested:: Inspector of Coastal Security Police, Pudimadaka, Visakhapatnam district Sheik Hussain was suspended on Wednesday after he was arrested by the ACB in a disproportionate assets case. ACB officials have arrested him on last Wednesday for allegedly amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income to the tune of Rs.20 crore as per the market value. DIG (Visakha Range) A.Ravichandra suspended the accused till the investigation is completed. Hussain has several properties including one fully furnished three stories posh house on over 300 sq.yards of land at Timmapuram, a house site measuring 470 sq.yards at Sheelanagar and another 270 sq.yards at Yendada in the city and a house of 260 sq.yards at Pendurthi in the name of his associate Anitha and a real estate firm Orbirse Infra Project in the name of his children.

Mahila Bank to open its branch:: The Bharatiya Mahila Bank will open its branch in the city on Thursday. It is the fourth branch in the State and will be inaugurated by Executive Director of the Bank S.M.Swathi . The first of its kind bank set up by the Government of India in 2013 to help empowerment of women and has 92 branches.

VIJAYAWADA: RINL BSO to be inaugurated:: Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) CMD P.Madhusudan will inaugurate the Branch Sales Office at Ramachandra Nagar here on Thursday at 11.30am. The new BSO in Vijayawada will be the 24th branch office in the country. The sales office here was to cater to the steel requirements of the AP Capital Region Development Authority and make steel available at the doorstep.

Onions purchase through Markfed:: The State Government has decided to purchase 100 tonnes of onion daily through Markfed from farmers. Marketing Commissioner P.Mallikarjuna Rao on Wednesday said that the government would purchase quality onion for Rs.8 per kilo. Onion of ordinary quality would be paid at Rs.6 per kilo. The purchase would commence immediately and would be sold to the public through Rythu bazars, he said.

Vehicle No.9999 auctioned at Rs.6 lakhs:: The RTA on Wednesday gave away a vehicle registration number for a whooping amount of Rs.6.03 lakh. Additional DTC P.Srinivas said the number AP 16 DH 9999 was bought by a Jaguar car owner in a organized bid.

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