Andhra Pradesh News on January 13, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


NG Ranga University comes up shortly::Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University:: Efforts are to shift Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University to Guntur. If everything goes on well, it will start functioning from next month onwards. A complex comprising of 18 apartments have been taken on lease to house the staff of both teaching and non-teaching. It may be recalled that the foundation stone has been laid at Lam Farm to construction the university.


YSRCP opts out of GHMC polls:: The Telangana unit of YSRCP has decided not to field its nominees in the forthcoming elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. The party has instead decided to wait till the dissatisfaction against the government increases providing an opportune time for the party to reach out to the people.

D.Ed first year examinations postponed:: The D.Ed first year examinations have been postponed to February 3 according to a press release by Controller of Examinations M.R.Prasanna Kumar. The examinations are scheduled to commence form January 19 to 23 will be conducted from February 3 to 8. Timetable will be announced shortly, he said in a statement.

A.Rajendra Prasad appointed as VC of ANU:: The State Government today issued orders appointing Prof.A.Rajendra Prasad as the Vice Chancellor of Acharya Nagarjuna Univeirsty. Rajendra Prasad is currently working at Andhra University as Law an Dean Chairman. He will be in the post for a period of three years

Telangana Maharashtra strike a deal on barrage issue:: The Maharashtra government has given its nod in principle to Telangana Government’s proposal to construct a barrage across Pranahita river at Tummidihatti village in Adilabad district during the talks between Ministers and officials of irrigation held at Mumbai on Tuesday.

Khammam: Eco-tourism project at Kothagudem:: The Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation is set to issue a tender notification for construction of a budget hotel in Kothagudem by the first week of next month. The government has released Rs.8.65 crore for construction of the budget hotel in the coal hub of Kothagudem and Rs.7.54 crore for eco-tourism development project at Kinnerasani wildlife sanctuary in Palvancha mandal in the constituency.


SDSC allots Rs.50 lakh for repair works::The Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) has made another contribution of Rs. 50 lakh for the repair works on the Kalangi river as part of the developmental works in the surroundings of Sullurupeta town.These repair works will be undertaken at the river point at Vatambedu, the meeting point of Pulicat lake and Kalangi river. It is as part of its Social Responsibility activity.


CBI case against Sativada Post Master::The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against Talla Narayana Rao, postmaster of Sativada and three other postal officials of Srikakulam division today. The CBI alleged that from October 26, 2013 to September 9, 2015, the postmaster has conspired with Rangabhatla Venkata Narasimha Satya Sai Sakuntala, sub-post master, Gara sub post-officer, P.Trinadh, mail overseer west sub-division of Srikakulam and Mule Srinivasa Reddy assistant superintendent of post offices west sub-division and misappropriated an amount of Rs.1.6 crore which were to be given as wages to the beneficiaries under MGNREG scheme.

Special Buses for Sankranti:: RTC is operating 40 additional services apart from 400 regular buses during Sankranti festival. 20 services were allocated to Srikakulam-Visakhapatnam route. 8 buses have been allocated for long distance services including to Hyderabad and Vijayawada. The RTC will collect 50 per cent extra charge for travelling in the long distance services.


Andhra Bank signs MoU with State::Andhra Bank has signed a MoU with the State Government to invest Rs.5,000 crore in the State at the Confederation of Indian Industry Partnership Summit here. The investments would be for industrial development across the State.

70.6 lakh LED bulbs distributed:: Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Corporation Ltd.., and the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd., has supplied over 70.6 lakh LED bulbs to its consumers in the districts of Srikakulam, Viziangaram, Visakhapatnam, East and West Godavari under Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP). The bulbs have a guarantee of three years.

NIPER to come up at a cost of Rs.600 crore::The Centre will invest nearly Rs.600 crore on establishment of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research in the district. NIPER is likely to be located at Sabbavaram. Visakhapatnam MP K.Haribabu has contacted the district officials to initiate the process of identification of suitable land.

Illicit liquor sale – one held::A special team from the Exise Enforcement wing arrested one C.Narasinga Rao, ex-serviceman for preserving liquor bottles form his quota and illegally selling them in the open market through a middleman. A tem led by Inspectors Ch.V.S.Prasad and Muralidhar caught him red-handed while selling the bottles. The officials have recovered 34 full bottles which includes 13 Blenders Pride, eight Royal Stag, two Royal Challenge and eight White Hall all whiskey bottles. The accused was taken into custody.

CPI(M) digs at Summit:: The three day investors summit organized here by the State and Central governments and CII would only facilitate to loot the State’s resources. Though the government claimed that January 10-12 summit has resulted in 328 MoUs worth Rs.4.67 lakh crore investment and employment to 9.8 lakh people, huge area of land belonging to farmers, government and public sector units along with natural resources like mines, water and forest wealth would be handed over to private investors. Several lakhs of fishermen and others would be uprooted, said CPI(M) district and city secretaries K.Lokanadham and B.Ganga Rao at a press conference.

e-Library facility at AU Engineering College:: e-Library facility giving online access to lakhs of publications was inaugurated in the AU College of Engineering Library today. AU Vice Chancellor GSN Raju speaking on the occasion said that this was a part of continuing efforts of the University to make available the best literature in the world on every subject to the students. He said that the university would be spending Rs.1 lakh per annum to provide access to the vast date of base of books. The e-Book would provide access to 9,000,000 research, rare and classic full-text e-Books and e-Documents. They are fully downloadable, printable and shareable.

Pulse polio on January 17 and February 21:: Another round of Pulse Polio Immunization programme would be conducted across the district on January 17 and February 21 and all the children in the 0-5 years age group must be administered polio drops, said Joint Collector II D.V.Reddy to the officials at a meeting here today. ANMs, Aasha workers and SHG group members have to visit every house and administer the polio drops and systematic plan has to be drawn for the purpose, he said.


Seven hour power supply to farm sector:: Energy Secretary Ajay Jain has said in a press released that the State Government will soon supply power for seven hours to the agriculture sector during the daytime on a rotation basis. At present, power is being supplied in three phases. The government’s decision to supply power for seven hours uninterruptedly will benefit lakhs of farmers during Rabi season. A sum of Rs.3,200 crore is being paid to discoms every year towards subsidy for free power, he said.

Court denies bail to DEE Satyanandam:: The IV Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate U.Indira Priyadarsani today rejected the bail petition filed by electrical DEE M.Satyananadam who is an accused in ‘call money’ case. The Ibrahimpatnam police have arrested him in a cheating case and produced him before the court. The court rejected the bail to him since the case is under investigation. The Patamata police have arrested the prime accused Yellamanchili Sivaji alias Ramu today. He was produced before the court that remanded him to January 27.

APRTO office comes up at Vijayawada RTC bus-stand:: The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport office currently located at Khairatabad in Hyderabad will shortly be shifted at Vijayawada Pandit Nehru Bus Station in view of the government’s decision to shift all offices of the State to Vijayawada. The administrative office is currently housed at PNBS here at a space of 50,000 sft. RTC and enforcement wings will simultaneously will function from here according to sources.

BAMS results announced:: B.A.M.S. examinations that were conducted by Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences in last October/November were released today. Students who desire for personal verification, re-totaling has to pay Rs.500 before January 29 according to Examinations officer Dr. D.Vijaya Kumar. The candidates who wish to have physical verification can attend on February 5 at 11am along with identity card and hall ticket, he said.

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