Andhra Pradesh News on January 18, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016


Narasaraopet MLA Dr.Gopireddy Srinivasa Reddy arrested:: The Police have arrested Narasaraopeta YSRCP MLA Dr.Gopireddy Srinivasa Reddy today. He was charged for obstruction the road formation in the assigned lands and had gone in support with the farmers. The MLA has attempted to stage protest in front of Narasaraopeta police station and was arrested. He was later released on station bail.


Suspended judge Prabhakar Rao commits suicide::Suspended judge Prabhakar Rao today committed suicide. He was suspended in Gali Janardhana Reddy bail scam. The dead body was shifted to Gandhi Hospital. The details are awaited.

High Court expresses dissatisfaction over delay in appointing SEC for Andhra Pradesh:: A Division Bench of Hyderabad High Court comprising Acting Chief Justice Dilip Baba Saheb Bhosale and Justice S.V.Bhatt today expressed its dissatisfaction at the delay in appointing State Election Commission for Andhra Pradesh. The Bench was dealing with cases filed complaining of non-conduct of elections to the Kurnool and Kakinada municipal corporations. The bench wanted the State Government to expedite the matter and adjourned to February 1.

Khammam: Maoist leader arrested::A joint team of district police and CRPF personnel arrested the CPI (Maoist)'s Wajedu Local Organizing Squad commander Kanithi Papa Rao alias Vijay carrying a reward of Rs.4 lakhs on his dead during a search operation in the Alubaka area in Venkatapuram mandal today.


Car rams divider killing six on the spot:: A car bearing No. AP 35 M 7677 hit a road divider at Mallepalli of Vellurti mandal of the district killing six on the spot. The dead included a child and two women. The deceased were identified are from Maktal in Mahabubnagar. Heavy speed is said to be the reason for the accident.

Youth murdered::Some unidentified persons murdered Penchala Subramanyam (22) by slitting his throat near Banglamitta in Railway Koduru mandal in the district today. The deceased went to Banglamitta to attend a jathara and the murder took place when he was returning on his motorcycle to his house.


Countdown begins for PSLV C31 launch:: The 48 year count down for the launch of PSLV C31 begun at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Nellore district here at 9.30am on Monday. The Launch Authorization Board had earlier cleared the final launch of the vehicle at 9.31am on January 20. The satellite will provide navigation service signals to users both in India and neighboring countries.


Ratha Saptami on February 14:: Arrangements are being made for the grand conduct of the annual Ratha Saptami festival scheduled on February 14. Lord Venkateswara is taken out periodically on seven different vahanams in a single day. It is also referred as the mini Brahmotsavams. The festival that takes off with the procession of Suryaprabha Vahanam in the small hours of the day concludes with Chandraprabha Vahanam in the night. Chakrasnanam also will be performed in the afternoon besides the seven scheduled processions. The TTD has dispensed with the performance of all kinds of arjit sevas inside the temple.


YP Roy is the new AP Chief Post Master General::YP Roy from Uttar Pradesh has been appointed as the AP Postal Circle Chief Post Master General in place of Col.Chandrasekhar who was transferred to Uttar Pradesh Chief Post Master General.

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu inaugurates blood donation camp::AP Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu today inaugurated the blood donation camp here at A-1 convention centre on the eve of the death anniversary of founder TDP president Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. He also inaugurated the photo exhibition of NTR. He wanted the people to follow the footsteps of the former Chief Minister Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao.


Govin Capital (Singapore) inks with IIT-M Incubation Cell:: Govin Capital (Singapore) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIT-Madras Incubation Cell to offer bio-entrepreneurial education and accelerate med-tech and life-sciences startups from the wider IIT-M community. It will also be mentoring startups at IIT-M’s bio-incubator and organize events such as boot-camps in venture financing and private equity.

Students seek action against HCU VC and Union Minister:: The suicide of Rohit Vemula in Hyderabad Central University has created protests by various students organizations under the aegis of the Human Rights Forum. They staged a protest at the Ambedkar Circle here and demanded action against the HCU Vice Chancellor Apparao and also Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya alleging that they were responsible for the suicide of Dalit student. They said that Rohit and four other scholars who were members of the Ambedkar Students Association had staged a protest on HCU campus in August last on ABVP students preventing the screening of a documentary on the ‘Muzaffarnagar clashes’ in Delhi last year. The police have registered a case based on a complaint by a student and the university management has placed restrictions on these five students in staying in the hostel, moving in crowded places on the campus and from participating in student elections.

Vaidya Mitras stage protest seeks regularization of jobs:: A large number of Vaidya Mitras working under the NTR Vaidya Seva Pathakam staged a demonstration in front of the Collectorate demanding that the government regularize their jobs and increase emoluments. They said that there was no hike in their salaries since they were appointed eight years ago under the then Arogya Sri scheme and pleases to the government on several occasions went unheard.

Volvo bus burnt case-Fire due to short-circuit: The Road Transport Authority, police and fire service personnel started investigation to ascertain the reason for private bus catching fire at Gajuwaka while 35 passengers on board were unhurt. The RTA officials said that the bus, a Mercedes Benz 2010 model belonging to Kaleswari Travels was caught fire while on its way to Guntur from here. RTA officials said that short circuit near the engineer had led to the fire. The officials said that bus was brought from Karnataka and the private operator had obtained valid and updated fitness certificate, insurance and registration documents.

World Bank team to visit Zoo:: A team of World Bank will visit Indira Gandhi Zoological Park on Tuesday for inspection before releasing $20 million for the face lift of the zoo under AP Disaster Recovery Project. The zoo had received a grant of Rs.2 crore form the Centre in November 2014 for immediate restoration of the park. The Zoo curator said that the World Bank is extending an assistance of $20 million to help reconstruct the zoo which was devastated during Hudhud cyclone and it is part of the $370 million AP Disaster Recovery Project for which the bank is extending assistance of $250 million from 2015-2020. He said that nearly 180 birds and animals escaped form the enclosures as the cages were damaged and 11 died due to cyclone.

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