Andhra Pradesh News on January 21, 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

GUNTUR:Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas admitted to GGH:: AP Minister for Health Kamineni Srinivas was today admitted to the Podila Prasad GMCANA Government General Hospital for a knee joint replacement surgery. Dr. Srinivas arrived at the GGH new block and underwent a series of tests. Hospital Superintendent Raju Naidu and senior doctors were present. The Minister said he had chosen to get treated at the GGH as it would send a strong message to the people that quality health care was available at government hospitals.

HYDERABAD:13 Dalit Professors quit administrative posts:: Thirteen Dalit professors of University of Hyderabad quit administrative posts today. They said that they had not volunteered to resolve the ongoing issue at the University but expressed their solidarity with the students who are protesting the suicide of Rohit Vemula. They said that had to quit following the fabricated comments of Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

Internet Wi-Fi stopped at HCU:: With the protests are mounting up at the Hyderabad Central University, the authorities have stopped internet, Wi-Fi and locked library. The authorities are extending internet with Wi-Fi facilities to the students and staff through Campus Net Work Facility.

ONGOLE: Woman gang raped:: a 28 year old woman was abducted and allegedly gang raped by two men near Darakanipadu in Gudluru mandal on late Wednesday night. Gudluru police launched a manhunt for the accused – S.Brahmaiah and S.Manohar based on a complaint by the victim. The victim while on way to her mother’s house boarded an auto near Chevur in which four other women were also travelling. After the women got down form the vehicle, the driver along with his friend drove the vehicle to the nearby fields. They beat the victim and sexually assaulted her.

TIRUPATI: Mithun Reddy in police custody for 24 hours:: The court has given a Mithun Reddy and B.Madhusudhan Reddy for a day’s police custody who are currently lodged in Nellore prison. The court ordered the police to interrogate them in presence of four advocates form 10.30am to 6pm on Friday and 6am to 10.30am on Saturday. The court made it clear that they should not be interrogated during the night time.

VISAKHAPATNAM:Recruitment drive::Prism Degree and PG College will be organizing a two-day mega campus recruitment drive from Friday. It is open for final year degree and PG Students College director D. Satyanarayana Reddy says the drive is being organized in association with APSCHE, AP Skill Development Corporation and NASSCOM.

Co-operative bank to open more branches:: The 36th branch of the Visakhapatnam Cooperative Bank will be inaugurated by VUDA Vice-Chairman T.Babu Rao Naidu in Muralinagar on Saturday. The bank has 33 branches in the State and two in Telangana in Hyderabad city according to its chairman Raghavendra Rao. He said that the Reserve Bank of India has accorded its permission to open eight new branches. One branch would be set up in MVP colony and Yellamanchili by March this year and new branches would be opened in Vijayawada and Guntur after April and added that the bank would be completing 100 years on February 6 had been earning profits for the past 33 years.

SPG team reviews security arrangements:: Ahead of the President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit on February 5 to 7 to attend International Fleet Review, officials of the Special Protection Group led by additional inspector general Summit Sharan reached the city today to oversee security arrangements at RK Beach and other areas. The SPG officials met the administrative, Navy and police officials and chalked out a security plan for the occasion.

VIJAYAWADA:Health Minister orders probe on harassment of patients at GGH:: AP Minister for Health Kamineni Srinivas has ordered an inquiry into an alleged incident of misbehavior by an assistant professor with a patient in a surgical ward a couple of days ago. In another incident, a contract employee at the radiology wing, K.Ratnakar tried to sexually exploit a women. The authorities have placed Ratnakar under suspension while are going through the other case. These incidents came to the notice of the minister who ordered a departmental inquiry.

48th National level finance controllers’ conference The 48th National level finance controllers’ conference got underway here on Thursday. Delegates from various States are participating in the two-day conference being organized by the AP Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. Principal Secretary, School Education, R.P.Sisodia participated as chief guest. Under Secretary in the HRD Ministry Manjeet Kumar said that the objective of the conference was to discuss various financial aspects of the SSA.

Andhra University students gives call for bandh:: The protests over the suicide of Ph.D. student Rohit continued today here. The activists affiliated to various student unions has given a call for bandh on Friday. They are demanding immediate step down of Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Bandaru Dattatreya and also suspension of University Vice Chancellor Appa Rao. The first semester examinations of B.Ed is postponed to January 29 and the second semester of BE/B.Tech to January 27.

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