Vijayawada:: Student thrashed-files complaint:: An Intermediate Bi.P.C. first year student P.Jagadeesh Chandra Prasad of Narayana Junior College at Nannur in Orvakal mandal who was allegedly thrashed by the college principal Siddha Reddy lodged a complaint with the police post in Kurnool general hospital today. In his complaint, he said he along with Jagadeeswara Reddy and some students who were suffering from dandruff had gone to the clinic of a doctor N.Kailash at Vidyanagar on Friday evening but returned to the college hostel at 8.30pm as there was a heavy rush. Sidda Reddy asked the students to show the prescription given by the doctor and thrashed them with a stick and kicked them when they showed an old prescription. Chandra Prasad said that he sustained some bleeding injuries on his finger.
Tirupati:: Mudragada Padmanabham sticks to March 31 deadline:: Kapu leader and former Minister Mudragada Padmanabham has reitered his stand to step up agitation if the government fails to implement reservation for the community by March 31. Speaking to members of the Balija sect today, he requested them to hit the road to express their solidarity after March 31. He recalled that he appealed the State to categorise the community under ‘BC F’. He said that every party in the State was small to fight for SCS. This indicated that it would be difficult task for JSP to take fight forward.
Anantapur:: Advocates agitation gains strength:: The movement seeking establishment of High Court in the Rayalaseema region gained further strength today with several advocates sitting a day’s fast in support of another who decided to fast unto death. Advocate J.Raja Reddy decided to sit on fast unto death. Five more advocates sat along with him on relay fast. The advocate community was getting support from all quarter both social and political. In the early hours of Friday, the police had forcibly shifted advocate Narayana Reddy to government general hospital once his fast breached the three-day mark.
Ongole:: Drivers pledge to go by traffic rules:: Prakasam SP B.Satya Yesu Babu today exhorted people to avoid risky rides in their own interest and that of the other road users. Administering a pledge to drivers of autorickshaws, lorries and other vehicles at the ABM College grounds, he said data compiled on road mishaps showed that it was accidents which accounted for more deaths than wars. As many as 520 persons died in accidents in the district during 2017 as against 570 deaths during the previous year.