Andhra Pradesh News on January 26, 2016

ANANTAPUR: Student kidnapped but escaped:: A student from Thondapadu kidnapped a student today. He was tonsured and harassed physically. The student father happens to be a member of Thondapadu temple board and the kidnap was the result of rivalry. The student escaped by breaking the glass pans of the vehicle when it was halted for petrol.

CHITTOOR: Four Red sanders cutters held:: Red Sanders Anti Smuggling Task Force today night opened one round of fire in the forests abutting Kalyani dam in the Tirupati-Bhakarapeta section and nabbed four wood cutters from Tamil Nadu and seized 28 logs from them.

GUNTUR:: ANU examinations postponed:: All the examinations scheduled on January 27 in the Acharya Nagarjuna University have been postponed following the JAC for all India Universities bandh in protest against the death of HCU scholar Rohit Vemula. The Controller of Examinations M.Saibaba announced of the same today.

Tourist Police post and tourist guide at Amaravati:: Guntur range IGP N.Sanjay said that international tourist activity has increased in the old Amaravati and the department has decided to start tourist police post and tourist guide. He said that the government is developing old Amaravati into a heritage city and the police department decided to provide the best services to the public and tourists. He said that the department will discuss about their proposals with the tourism department and will start the services as early as possible.

Special buses for Bible meet:The APSRTC will run special buses on January 27 to 29 to Bible Mission meeting from Guntur bus stand and Railway station to the meeting place in front of Acharya Nagarjuna University. Special buses would be operated from Vijayawada railway station and bus-station to the meeting. Chief Minister is likely to participate in the meeting. 50 buses would be operated from four areas of Guntur and Vijayawada and are extra to daily plying buses. Indian Railway is operating special passenger trains from Kakinada to Bible Mission, Guntur, augmenting Bhimavaram, Narasapuram, Guntur, Kakinada passenger trains and attaching extra bogies to other trains to meet the rush.

HYDERABAD: Documentary on Rohit planned:: Nakul Singh Sawhney, director of Controversial documentary Muzaffarnagar Baqi Hai said that there are plans to make a documentary on the dalit students movement across the country’s academic institutions after the suicide of Rohit Vemula. Congress gives Rs.5 lakhs to Rohit family: Congress leader Uttam Kumar Reddy said that the Congress party gave Rs.5 lakhs to the aggrieved family of Rohit Vemula. He said that the cheques has been handed over to mother of Rohit, Radhika and said that everyone responsible for the death of Rohit should be arrested.

ONGOLE: Rohit issue - NSU students burnt effigy of Prime Minster: Activists of NSUI here set ablaze the effigy of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing the Centre of shielding the Union Ministers Bandaru Dattatreya and Smriti Irani who had abetted the suicide of Rohit Vemula, a Ph.D. student of university of Hyderabad. The activists also took strong objection to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) workers torching the effigy of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi,

NELLORE: YSRCP MLA Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy released:: YSRCP MLA from Chandragiri in Chittoor district Chevireddy Bhaskar Reddy was on Tuesday released on bail. He was earlier brought here from Rajahmundry prison following grant of bail. The supporters waiting outside the prison alleged that the TDP government is harassing their party leaders.

RAJAHMUNDRY: It is Prisoners’ day:: On the eve of Republic Day, the government released 124 including 14 women from Central Prison. According to police sources, most of the imprisoned women are in connection with dowry death cases about 12 years ago. Five of them were convicts in the Bhoopalapatnam group murder case. The Superintendent M.Varaprasad said that MUDRA bank agreed to lend a loan of Rs.50,000 to every released person. The District Collectors also agreed to sanction houses for each released prisoner, he said. Thummidi Brothers distributed saris for the released women prisoners and clothes for male prisoners. In Kadapa, 47 convicts were released from the Central Prison. The government issued orders granting remission to 58 life convicts with good conduct, said officials.

TIRUPATI:Sports complex to come up:: Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh Chairman P.R.Mohan said that a Sports University will be coming up in Amaravati and a sports complex of international repute in Tirupati at a cost of Rs.300 crore.

VIJAYAWADA: Jumbling system in education:: Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu said that the government would implement jumbling system in intermediate education in future. He interacted with the managements of engineering colleges here today.

VISAKHAPATNAM: AU postpones examinations:: Andhra University announced that its examinations scheduled to be held on Wednesday have been postponed in view of an all-India bandh call given by the JAC of Hyderabad Central University. Now, the third year second semester B.Tech. and integrated advanced supplementary examinations will be held on January 29; first semester 3/ 4 B. Pharmacy (regular and supplementary) examinations on January 30 and B.Ed. (2015-16) first semester examinations on January 30, according to a AU press release.

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