Andhra Pradesh News on February 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

ANANTAPUR: Two farmers die in their fields:: Two farmers died of electrocution in their lands at Rudrampalli in Kundripi mandal of the district on Sunday. According to Kundripi police, the deceased were identified as Ganganna and Nagaraju both brothers. They went to their fields to take pipes out of the bore which dripped up. In the process, the pipes came in contact with electric lines and the two were electrocuted.

AMALAPURAM:CRPF forces deployed at Home Minister’s residence: The CRPF police force has been deployed at the residence of Home Minister Nimmakayala Chinarajapa in the wake of Tuni incident and Mudragada couple’s indefinite fast. All the ways leading to the residence have been cordoned off.

HYDERABAD: KTR gets Municipal Administration portfolio::: Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhara Rao has on Sunday entrusted the Municipal Administration portfolio to IT Minister K.T.Rama Rao which is currently under his control. The government has notified the same on Sunday. In the GHMC election rally on January 30, KCR announced that he would entrust the same to KTR with additional portfolio as a complement for single-handedly and successfully shouldering the responsibility of the party’s campaign in GHMC elections.

Three bedroom colonies to journalists:: The Telangana Press academy Chairman Allam Narayana said that the Government is ready to allot three bed room houses to journalists. In the first phase, it will be constructed in Hyderabad, Warangal and Medak districts. The Government is making necessary plans in this direction and added that accreditations and health cards would be issued to them, he said.

3.144% DA to Telangana State Government Employees: The Telangana State Cabinet has agreed to pay D.A. by 3.144 per cent from July 1, 2015 following the PRC recommendations. This will benefit to nearly 4 lakh employees.

KURNOOL: Congress activists made a bonfire:: Congress activists made a bonfire with tyres and firewood in front of the locked District Congress Committee office on Sunday demanding an apology from APCC president N.Raghuveera Reddy for the denial of entry to former Union Minister of State for Railways Kotla Jayasuryaprakash Reddy to AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s public meeting at Bandipalli in in Anantapur district. The party leaders and activists raised slogans against PCC president and the Congress leadership.

Farmer’s suicide triggers protest:: A farmer Subramanyam Reddy in Mallemvaripalle village in Pullampeta mandal in Kadapa committed suicide and the suicide note in which he cited non-waiver of his crop loan as the reasons for the extreme step triggered protest by YSRCP activists. Party district president A.Amarnath Reddy and Railway Kodur MLA Koramutla Srinivasulu led the protest in front of the government hospital at Rajampet with the dead body demanded a case be booked against Chief Minister. They demanded payment of ex-gratia of Rs.20 lakh to the kin of the deceased farmer. Pullampet and Rajampet tehsildars held discussions with the MLA and promised to pay ex-gratia as per government rules.

ONGOLE: Dalit woman sexually assaulted:: A 25 year old Dalit woman was allegedly sexually assaulted by two persons at Chakarayapalem village near Addanki in Prakasam district. Addanki DSP said that a search was launched for the duo after registering a case u/s 376 of IPC and SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The sexual assault of the married woman who had estranged relationship with her husband came to light only during the advanced stage of pregnancy, the DSP said.

VISAKHAPATNAM: Microbiology course admissions:: Bicon Academy, a C SR initiative of Asia’s leading biotechnology company has sought applications for a new course in quality control microbiology in collaboration with the BITS-Pilani. The course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of aspiring microbiologists, pharmacy and biotech graduates. It will offer experimental learning by combining the real world insights with classroom learning on various aspects of microbiology through an intensive curriculum delivered by BITS-Pilani. Details can be had on

Rs.30 crore sanctioned for court buildings:: The State Government has sanctioned Rs.30 crore for construction of buildings for courts. This has come following a delegation of Visakhapatnam Bar Association office bears met the Chief Minister here today. They invited the Chief Minister to participate in the foundation laying functioning along with the Chief Justice of the High Court.

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