Andhra Pradesh News on January 17, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016


Woman weaver ends life due to debt burdens:: A woman weaver Yerrojodu Govindamma from the district committed suicide on Sunday reportedly to spare her family any further burden of debts incurred due to her ill health. Police sources said that she had been ailing for the last few years and the family raised loans of Rs.3 lakhs for her treatment. Dharmavaram police registered a case and are investigating.


Red sanders e-acution fails to get government expectations:: The fourth phase of the e-tender-cum-e-auction of red sanders that lasted for three days from January 12 to 14 failed to get the government’s expectations of earning a minimum of Rs.1,000 crore in revenue. The government had readied 2,868 metric tonnes of red sanders logs for e-auctioning for it through MSTC Ltd., after issuing a tender notification through the forest wing.


YSRCP serves show-cause notice:: YSRCP on Sunday served a show-cause notice on its general secretary K.Siva Kumar charging him with violating party’s discipline by airing his views against the party’s decision not to contest in GHMC polls. YSRCP Telangana unit president Ponguleti Srinivas Reddy referred the letter of Siva Kumar released to media on the issue asked him to reply within ten days.

Haragopal demands suo motu action against management of brick kiln:: Civil Rights activists led by G.Haragopal on Sunday demanded suo motu action against the owner of a brick kiln, Venkateswara Rao and his subordinates who allegedly beat up the migrant workers form Odisha in their unit at Peddapalli in Karimnagar district and led to their long walk in protest up to the district headquarters. He asked the District Collector to take suo motu action against Venkateswara Rao and those involved in physical and sexual exploitation of the workers.

Research scholar of Hyderabad Central University commits suicide:: Rohit Vemula (26), a research scholar of Hyderabad Central University committed suicide by hanging himself on a ceiling fan in his hostel today evening. He was suspended from his hostel by the university administration in December last week. In a suicide note that stated he was depressed with his life resulting in taking up the extreme step. He is a native of Guntur and was pursuing his Ph.D in School of life sciences with a CSIR fellowship.


Atapaka: Final report on Kolleru by month-end:: The four member working group appointed by the National Board for Wild Life to study the ecological impact of downsizing Kolleru Lake is likely to submit its final report by month-end. Prof.Raman Sukumar of Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru led the group that conducted an aerial survey and a public meeting at Kolletikota on December 10, 2015. The expert panel led by P.A.Azeez, Director of Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History has reportedly opposed the proposal to down size the lake in 2011.


AP boy gets second rank in CA final examination:: Nagolu Mohan Kumar bagged the second rank in the national level Chartered Accountants final examination in his first attempt, the results of which were announced today. He belongs to a nondescript village, Chodavaram in Srikalahasti mandal of Chittoor distict. The first rank went to James John Britto.R of Chennai while the third to Avinash Sancheti of Kolkata.


Saraswathi temple coming up on river banks:: Neerabh Kumar, Principal Secretary, AP Tourism said that Gnana Saraswathi temple is coming up on the banks of the Godavari in Rajamahendravaram. It is being constructed by Sri Gnana Saraswathi Peetham Charitable Trust. He said that the trust has already started construction at VVIP ghat which is now called as Saraswathi Ghat. The main temple will be constructed with 56 pillars with single stone granite to resemble 56 alphabets in Telugu language.


Cockfights – Police books 1500 cases:: The police have booked 1,500 cases against organizers of cockfights for violating the High Court and the Supreme Court orders and conducting the same during Sankranti festival. Police sources said that 100 cases have been registered against the accused under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1986 and the accused will be produced in the court on Monday. The police are planning to book cases against the organizers of Jallikattu at Rangampeta which was banned by the Supreme Court.


Nagendra is BJP city chief:: With only one nomination received for election to the city BJP president post, it is all set for formal election. Nagendra filed two sets of nominations supported by 10 ward presidents each. BJP State secretary and election returning officer Paidi Venugopala Rao received the papers at the city office in the presence of city president P.V.Narayana Rao. Incubation centre opened:: The first incubation centre on the campus of Andhra University was inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor G.S.N.Raju at the Department of Commerce and Management today. Speaking on the occasion, he said that 25 laptops would be provided to the centre to begin with followed by provision of software and hardware. The centre would encourage the startups, he said.

Kakinada MP escapes unhurt:: Kakinada MP Thota Narasimham had a narrow escape when his SUV’s tyre burst and hit a road-divider on Nh-16 NEAR Chindadodigalu area under Nakkapalle mandal of the district. No one in the vehicle were unhurt. He was heading towards Visakhapatnam from Kakinada.

Volvo bus catches fire-passengers were safe::A Volvo bus belonging to Sri Kaleswari Travels bound to Vijayawada caught fire at Old Gajuwaka on Sunday night and all the passengers on board had a miraculous escape. The exact reason for the fire is not known, the alert driver and cleaner immediately stopped the bus and asked the passengers to get down. By the time fire tenders reached, the bus was gutted within minutes. The vehicle has Karnataka registration bearing No. KA 05 AC 2066.

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