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Andhra Pradesh News on January 29, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

HYDERABAD:High Court remains closed on February 2:: Hyderabad High Court will remain closed on February 2 in view of GHMC elections and in lieu it will work on August 27 according to a release by the Registrar of Hyderabad High Court. Meanwhile all government offices of Andhra Pradesh will remain closed on that day to make the employees to exercise their franchise.

KAKINADA: Cultural centre at Kallepalli village in Srikakulam:: The State Government is establishing a cultural centre at Kallepalli village in the district with the academic support from noted Kuchipudi dancer Swathi Somanath and technical support from JNTUK. It provides teaching in classical music and dance forms is aimed at enabling continuity of the rich cultural heritage and empower the youngsters towards learning the art forms besides encouraging wider vocational empowerment in the region. Swati, director of Sampradayam Dance and Music Centre signed a MoU with the JNTUK here today.

Aadhaar compulsory for EAMCET application:: AP EAMCET Convenor Ch.Saibabu said today that Aadhaar has mandatory for the candidates applying for EAMCET. He said that the test scheduled to be held on April 29 will be held in 29 Centres including three in Hyderabad. A new Centre is being created at Rajahmundry Regional Centre. Arrangements are being made to the estimated 1,75,000 candidates. The online applications can be submitted from February 3, 2016, he said.

ONGOLE: Eight persons arrested on charges of rape of a minor:: The Chirala police today arrested eight persons including the foster parents and a constable in connection with the alleged sexual assault on a 15 year old Dalit girl at Vetapalem in Prakasam district. The girl who was alleged harassed by her foster parents was lured by an auto rickshaw driver who sexually assaulted her before deserting her. The girl was rescued by a team of social activists from Childline India Foundation NGO partner HELP from Kothapeta after she was abandoned by her foster parents. They allegedly took Rs.50,000 from the auto rickshaw driver following mediation by a group of persons including constable Kishore, a relative of the auto driver. A case was booked against 12 persons under POCSO Act, SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, IPS 361 and Section 23 Act, 2000.

VISAKAPATNAM: APGVB gets ASSOCHAM award:: Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank has won Social Banking Excellence Award-2015 under rural banking category. The award was presented to the Bank Chairman V.Narsasi Reddy at its 11th Annual banking summit held in Mumbai on Friday. CPI(M) seeks separate Railway Zone:: In a memorandum to East Coast Railway General Manager Rajiv Vishnoi, the CPI(M) decried the ‘gross neglect’ of the biggest station over ECoR – Visakhapatnam. They said that this was only because it was in ECoR and felt that a separate Zone with Visakhapatnam as headquarters is the only solution.

Multi modal Logistics Park by 2017:: The tenders are being finalized for second and third phase expansion of Multi Modal Logistics Park of Container Corporation of India near Visakhapatnam Airport will be fully operational by 2017-18. CONCOR Director (Projects and Services) V.Kalyana Rama said that they were investing Rs.3350 crore on the project at Vimannagar to make it an integrated standards with seamless connectivity. He said that they were expecting rail connectivity to the facility by June/July.

Bhaskar Murty nominated to MPEDA:: BJP leader T.Bhaskar Murty has been nominated as member of Marine Products Exports Development Authority (MPEDA) for a period of three years. He was ABVP leader from 1984 to 1989.

Protests continue at AU over Rohit’s death:: Relay fasting being organized by the Andhra University SC, ST and BC. C Teachers and Employees Welfare Association on the university premises continued for the second day on Friday in protest against the suicide of research scholar of HCU Rohit Vemula. A candle light demonstration was held in the evening to pay homage to Rohit. They demanded action against the Vice Chancellor of UoH and removal of VC in-charge along with sacking of two Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Bandaru Dattatreya. They demanded grant of Rs.50 lakh as ex-gratia to the family of Rohit.

VIJAYAWADA: DWCRA AND CMERY would stage dharnas:: Andhra Pradesh Municipal Workers’ Union State general secretary Asula Ranganayakulu said that members of DWCRA and CMEY groups would stage protests across the State on February 2 demanding that the government withdraw GO 279. The workers would scale up their agitation in all municipalities and corporations opposing government move on February 8. It may be recalled that the Chief Minister had issued the GO ordering the termination of services of the groups and the move was aimed at benefitting the TDP workers and contractors, he said.


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