Sunday, February 28, 2016
HYDERABAD: Intermediate examinations from March 2:: Intermediate theory examinations will begin from March 2 in both the State of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Soruces said that the authorities have deliberately locked the same dates to avoid last year’s criticism of examinations being conducted one after the other by both States and common questions were being asked. With the Science syllabus being the same in both the States, almost 30per cent of questions in the long and short answers category n Telangana were repeated in Andhra Pradesh. This happened despite the examination papers being prepared by different people and printed at different locations in both the States.
KURNOOL: MLC seeks 29 per cent budget outlay for BCs:: MLC M.Geyanand demanded allocation of 29 per cent reservation in the budget outlay amounting to Rs.40,000 crore for their uplift by the State Government. Speaking a convention here on the BC Cub Plan and reservation for BCs in the private sector, Dr.Geyanand said allotting Rs.6,640 crore for BCs who constituted 52 per cent of population was absurd. The government allocated a meagre 2.79 per cent of the budget outlay in the 2014-2015 budget and Rs2.80 per cent in 2015-2016, he said.
MACHILIPATNAM: Land rights panel oppose industrial corridor:: Members of AP Land Rights Protection on Sunday launched a bus yatra covering villages to be affected by the proposed Machilipatnam deep sea port and industrial corridor. They explained the farmers of the adverse impact of the State Government’s development model due to developing an industrial corridor along the coastline of Machilipatnam. They toured Buddalapelam and Gundupalem opposed the move to create a land bank of at least 30,000 acres to be pooled by the MADA.
VISAKHAPATNAM: Jain takes over as chief of ENC:: Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain took over as the Chief of Staff of Eastern Naval Command from Vice Admiral Bimal Verma on Saturday according to a press release. Vice Admiral Bimal Verma has proceeded on transfer as the Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command at Port Blair.
New Democracy meeting: The CPI (ML-New Democracy) is organizing a rally and a public meeting on Monday to motivate people against destructive development to support people-centric development. The rally would commence on the Gnanapuram side of the railway station and end near the Visakha Government Women’s College where a public meeting would be held said IFTU K.Venkateswarlu.
Probe into anomalies in Andhra University held:: The three member committee appointed by the State Government to look into the alleged irregularities during the tenure of the former Vice-Chancellor G.S.N.Raju has concluded its prima facie inquiry on Sunday. The committee enquired about some university officials regarding the alleged irregularities. On the first day, they proceeded to the AU Engineering College where most of the allegations first arose and on Saturday, they toured the other departments. The committee may submit its report to the State Government within the next three or four days.
VIJAYAWADA: PGMET – 2016 went on smoothly:: The online Post Graduate Medical Entrance Test – 2016 that was conducted in 55 centres across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana State by Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences went on peacefully. Tight security was posted at the examination centres to prevent any untoward incidents. University Vice Chancellor Dr. T.Ravi Raju said that no reports of malpractice anywhere were reported. Out of 13,603 candidates to whom hall tickets were issued, 351 were absent. He said that the preliminary key was released after noon and the candidates are given time till March 1 evening to record their objections about questions and answers to facilitate correction of any discrepancy.