Andhra Pradesh News on February 3, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

HYDERABAD: Bail granted to AIM MLA Ahmed Balal: The Nampally court today granted bail to MIM MLA Ahmed Balal in a case related to attack on the Azim Ali, son of Mohd. Ali, Telangana Deputy Chief Minister. The Chadarghat police registered a case u/s 341, 448, 427, 506, 147 and 149 against Balal who raised a protest at the residence of the Deputy Chief Minister alleging of rigging in GHMC elections. Nampally court today granted bail to Balal.

Chief Minister directs for an action plan for 15 lakh energy efficient motors:: Chandrababu Naidu has directed the officials to work out an action plan to replace over 15 lakh existing agricultural pump sets with energy efficient motors without imposing any financial burden on the farmers. He asked the energy sector officials to implement the same in a phased manner by first focusing on completion of segregation of agricultural supply feeders.

KURNOOL: Congress lock up DCC office:: Irate Congressmen locked up the office of the District Congress Committee as security personnel denied entry to former Union Minister Kotla Jayasuryaprakash Reddy into the public meeting venue addressed by AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi. On being informed of the same to PCC president N.Raghuveera Reddy was said to have checked the list with the security personnel wherein Jayasuryaprakash Reddy’s name figured as KJSP Reddy. Raghuveera tried to contact him over mobile but was not answered. Raghuveera would call on him in a couple of days to pacify him on the issue.

SRIKAKULAM: Student found dead in BC welfare hostel:: A class IX student Hari Krishna was found dead under suspicious circumstances in the BC Welfare Hostel in Pottangi Siripuram village of Mandasa on Wednesday. Police said that the student went to sleep on Tuesday night but did not wake up in the morning. While the hostel staff suspect snakebite as the reasons for his sudden death, the parents of the victim doubt the veracity of the claim. The body was sent to government hospital for post-morteum.

TUNI: Will sit in indefinite hunger strike on Friday::Mudragada Padmanabham tendered apology on the attack of media by some persons on Sunday incident in Tuni. He said that he was sitting into ‘indefinite hunger strike’ at 9am on Friday at Kirlampudi at his residence. He demanded the government to withdraw cases slapped on the activists. He said that he will not apply anticipatory bail or any thing but committed for reservation of Kapu community.

TIRUPATI: Vedic University branch comes up at Amaravati:: TTD Trust Board chairman Ch.Krishnamurty said that a branch of Sri Venkateswara Vedic University would come up at Amaravati. He informed of the same to the media at the Vedic University meeting hall after the 23rd executive committee meeting of Sri Venkateswara Vedic University.

VIJAYAWADA: Fire kills one at Rajiv Gandhi Wholesale Vegetable Market: In a major fire that broke out near the Rajiv Gandhi Wholesale Vegetable market here today in which 120 huts were brought to ashes killing one person. District Fire Officer said that a gas leak might have ignited the fire though it could not be ascertained immediately. Eight fire tenders reached the spot and prevented from spreading to adjoining localities. The loss is estimated to be in several lakhs. Ministers Devineni Umamaheswara Rao, P.Narayana and Kollu Ravindra visited the spot and consoled the victims and promised to extend all possible help to the kin of the deceased and those who lost their properties.

Pattiseema will be ready by March end:: Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu said that the Pattiseema project would be completed by March 31 and it would be possible to lift 9 lakh cusecs of water. The right main and left main canal need to be done and the left main canal which goes up to Visakhapatnam will fill all the ponds and surplus water will be sent to Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar. He said all projects would be completed as soon as possible to make the State a drought free region.

Temporary secretariat – contract selection::The contractor for construction of a temporary secretariat will be selected in three days and the filling of tenders for the purpose ended on Wednesday. The State Government has shifted the location of temporary secretariat from Amaravati township to Velagapudi and Malkapuram villages in the capital. The State Government has issued orders today. It would spread over 6 lakh square feet in 20 acres and cost Rs.180 crore and the State Government has sanctioned Rs.90 crore to the CRDA and asked it to get remaining from HUDCO as loan under normal terms.

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