Andhra Pradesh News on February 26, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

ANATAPUR: Bus over turns leaving 18 students injured:: As many as 18 students of a Physical Education Teacher Training College suffered injuries when the bus they were traveling overturned near Tanguturu Mitta between Gillela and Kanagadur in Duvvur mandal in Kadapa on Friday. Nearly 50 students from the College went to Ahobilum temple on Friday morning. Sources said that the bus driver lost control when attempted to hit a tractor that was coming in the wrong direction resulting it overturned into the roadside channel. The victims were shifted to Proddutur and other hospitals.

AMARAVATI: AP TDP office to Amaravati soon:: The Telugu Desam Party will shift its office to Amaravati soon which is currently working at NTR Trust Bhavan in Hyderabad for both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States. TDP general secretary Nara Lokesh is said to have entrusted with the responsibility of constructing the AP TDP office. The existing building at Banjara Hills in Hyderabad would be used to continue NTR Memorial Trust activities apart from housing the Telangana TDP office.

CHIRALA: Constable in ACB net:: ACB sleuths have today night arrested a police constable attached to I Town Police station for demanding and accepting a bribe for facilitating bail for two accused in a case . The constable identified as A.Suresh was arrested while accepting Rs.60,000 from the relatives of the two accused. The duo had been arrested on February 11 in connection with the law and order problem created in Chirala.

KURNOOL: Left parties demand Rs.1 lakh crore for development of Rayalaseema:: The CPI and CPI(M) has demanded the government that a special package of Rs.1 lakh crore be sanctioned for the development of Rayalaseema. CPI(M) National leader B.V.Raghavulu, State Secretary P.Madhu and CPI State Secretary K.Ramakrishna addressed a public meeting at the Kadapa Collectorate as part of Bus Jatha. The leaders said that the Chief Minister is neglecting the backward and perennially drought-prone Rayalaseema region. They warned of a massive agitation if pending irrigation projects were not completed and steel plant was not established in Kadapa district as promised.

PILERU: 7,000 posts will be filled up shortly’, says Chinarajappa:: The State Home Minister Nimmakayala Chinarajappa said that a notification will be issued shortly to fill up 7,000 posts in police department. He inaugurated police quarters constructed at a cost of Rs.3 crore here. He announced that the salaries of the home guards will be hiked. All vacant DSP posts in all divisions would be filled up by the end of April this year, he said. CC cameras will be installed in all important towns and cities.

TIRUPATI: 1,500 vacancies will be filled soon, says Health Minister:: AP Minister for Health Kamineni Srinivas said today that the government would fill over 1,500 health sector related jobs including 1,000 medical professionals and 500 doctors. After the inauguration of a slew of construction works at Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, he said from March 8, to mark the International Women’s Day, all government hospitals would be offering free ultrasound scanning services besides ‘Talli-Bidda Express’. Dr. Srinivas said that the government would soon be introducing ‘Arogya ATMs’ for disbursing essential medicines to people.

VISAKHAPATNAM: Use of BC Corporation funds for Kapus opposed:: The All India BC Development Federation has objected to the proposal of the State government to use the funds from the BC Corporation for extending loans to beneficiaries from Kapu community. In a memorandum to the District Collector N.Yuvaraj on Friday, the Federation State president V.S.S.Divakar Pakki said that while the idea of the government to extend help to all castes was laudable, its plan of utilizing the BC Corporation Funds for extending loans to Kapu would result in injustice to BCs. He said that how the BC Corporation funds could be utilized even before a G.O. was released identifying them as BCs.

Novel protest by GVMC staff:: As part of the agitation taken up by Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation Staff and Workers’ Union demanding payment of salaries under 010 Account of the State Government, they have walked into the sea in knee-deep water held aloft black flags to highlight their demand. The union took up a four-day protest beginning with a mass fast on Wednesday. On Thursday, they performed ‘ksheerabhishekam’ to the statue of NTR.

Jobs fraud-CBI arrests Goods Guard:: CBI has arrested Sk.Mahboob Basha, Goods Guard with SC Railway, Guntur for demanding and accepting a bribe amount of Rs.3.4 lakh in the form of a cheque form the complainant on Thursday. He was produced before the Principal Special Judge for CBI cases on Friday. He promised the complainant, an unemployed youth of a job in the railways. He demanded a bribe of Rs.4 lakh and the complainant had paid Rs.60,000 in the form of cheque as an instalment in October 2015 which was uncashed by the accused. The complaint lodged with CBI as there was no positive response and was demanded the second instalment. The CBI laid a trap and arrest him while accepting bribe by way of cheque.

New Coast Guard ship to be commissioned:: Indian Coast Guard Ship Arnvesh was inducted into the Indian Coast Guard on January 12, 2016 and will be commissioned here soon according to an official release. The 50 metre long ship is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment. It has complement of five officers and 33 crew members and can achieve a maximum speed of 33 knots. It will play a vital role in strengthening coastal security along the Andhra Pradesh Coast according to a release.

VIJAYAWADA Seized vehicles will be auctioned in two months::VIJAYAWADA: The Regional Transport department will auction the seized vehicles in two months from the day they have been seized, said a press release from the department. Deputy Transport Commissioner for Krishna and Guntur, JC Raja Rathnam disclosed this information and said that vehicles seized for no-parking violation are being seized and kept at the RTA offices, but many have been found lying there for months.To ensure that there are no vehicles after two months of seizure, it was decided to auction them and the owners of the vehicles are thus asked to get them released within two months.

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