Andhra Pradesh News on February 8, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

ANATAPUR:Leopard found dead on road:: A leopard was found died on the Kalyanadurgam town bypass road near Mallapuram in Kalyanadurgam mandal on Monday. District Forest Officer said that going by the nature of injuries it suffered, the animal might have been killed in an accident.

CHITTOOR: Search is on for missing lovers:: The Vempalle and R.K.Valley police on Monday night launched search operations in the thick Seshachalam forests abutting Idupulapaya in Kadapa district to trace a pair of lovers reported missing since Saturday. The lowers said to be students of IIT at Idupulapaya. The police said that a girl from Prakasam district and a boy from Chittoor district were in love with each other for the last few months and is believed that they might have strayed into the forests near by the institution.

NELLORE: TDP Corporators oppose Anam groups’ interference:: TDP Corporators today raised the banner of protest against what they described as increasing interference of the Anam group in the party affairs. The Anam brothers had joined the party recently. They alleged that instead of taking every body into confidence, the Anam Group had been trying to drive a wedge between them.

Assistant Professor commits suicide:: An Assistant Professor Veera Madhavi (28) committed suicide on Sunday by hanging herself on a ceiling fan.Detailing the reasons for her suicide, she took a selfie in which she narrated the circumstances that led to the extreme step. Madhavi staying at Co-operative Colony here is working as an English lecturer in a private college. She took the extreme step on Sunday afternoon when no body was available in her house. She alleged that one Bhanu Teja cheated her on the plea of marring her. The lover Bhanu Teja is working is a jewellery shop.

ONGOLE: BC Sangham demands quota for OBS be increased to 50 per cent:: The BC Seemandhra Samshekama Seva Sangham today warned the State Government of a massive agitation if it went ahead with including Kapu community in the OBC list. They took out a procession urging the government not to succumb to pressure tactics of members of politically influential Kapu community. They demanded that the quota for OBCs be increased to at least 50 per cent in educational institutions and government jobs.

TIRUMALA: Fervor marks ‘Hanumantha Vahana Seva:: Religious fervor marked the maiden ‘Hanumantha Vahana Seva’ performed with pomp and splendor at the Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple today. The event as per the decision taken by TTD Trust Board will be observed during Amavasya of every month on the lines of Pournami Garuda Seva at Tirumala and Gaja Vahana Seva in Triruchanur. Pournami, Amavasya, Sukla Ekadasi, Krishna Ekadasi and Sravana/Punarvasu Nakshatram are considered to be auspicious.

VIJAYAWADA: APERC to conduct public hearings in March:: The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission will conduct public hearings to discuss issues related to determination at five places in the State in next month. The first public hearing is scheduled to be held at the office of the SE of AP EPDCL in Srikakulam on March 2 followed by Visakhapatnam on Marc h 3, Anatapuram on March 5, Siddhartha College of Arts and Science in Vijayawada on March 9 and Tirupati on March 10. A public hearing will be held at APERC Court Hall in Hyderabad on March 14.

43 students taken to ill after mid-day meal:: Forty three students of Boyapati Sivaramakrishna Municipal School fell sick after having food served in the mid-day meal scheme on Monday. They were rushed to government hospital for treatment where two of them were given saline. Over 10 students suffered vomiting the campus itself and the teachers called for medical help and later were shifted to hospital.

BCs oppose Kapus inclusion:: BC Aikya Vedika leaders demanded the government to withdraw its proposal to include the Kapus in the BC reservation list. Vedika leaders said they would not allow inclusion of Kapus in the BCs lit. The BCs will have to forego some of their facilities if they are get included in the list, said the leaders. They are already a majority of the people are ahead of others and that they need not be included in the list.

VISAKHAPATNAM: Archaeology museum opens for public:: The District Archaeology Museum of the Department of Archaeology and Museums at Visakha Museum building on Beach Road has been opened for the public during the International Fleet Review. The museum comprises of three galleries. One is a huge display with dioramas of prehistoric life, second one contains pottery from 2nd century BC to 2nd century. The third one has gold, silver, lead and copper coins belonging to Ikshwakus, the Eastern Chalukyas, Kakatiyas and Mughals and Vijayanagar periods. Rs.48 lakh was spent on getting the museum ready with showcases, lighting etc.,

NTPC holds sports meet: NTPC outgoing General Manager A.K.Samanta today inaugurated sports meet at Sadhana Kreeda Maidan at Deepanjalinagar Township by hoisting NTPC flag. New Group General Manager Praveen Kumar Bondriya attended the valedictory function and distributed prizes.

Press box opened at ACA-VDCA stadium:: The new press box of the ACA-VDCA Stadium constructed at a cost of Rs.1.15 crore was inaugurated by Chairman of Visakhapatnam Port Trust, M.T.Kishore Babu today. The first match to be held at the stadium after the new press box is provided is the third and final Twenty 20 match between visiting Sri Lanka team and Indian team on February 14.

Startup festival from March 14:: The State Government will conduct a startup festival here from March 4 to 6 according to Minister for IT, Palle Raghunath Reddy. The festival is aimed at encouraging budding entrepreneurs and facilitating venture capital to convert their dreams into reality. The festival would comprise seminars and workshops.

Sri Varaha Lakshmi Nrusimha Swamy float festival celebrated:: The float festival of the presiding deity of Simachalam Sri Varaha Lakshmi Nrusimha Swamy was celebrated with fervor on Monday evening. It is celebrated every year on Pushya Bahula Amavasya.

E.A.Narayana is in-charge DSNLU VC:: In-charge Vice Chancellor of AU E.A.Narayana took charge as in-charge VC of Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University on Monday. The State Government has appointed Andhra University VC as in-charge of VC of DSNLU in November last.

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