Tirupati:: Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham met former MP Chinta Mohan at the latter’s residence today. After discussing various issues with other Kapu leaders, they gave a call for unity among the Kapus, the OBCs and the Dalits. Padmanabham said the 5% reservation would not help Kapus gain tangible benefits. ‘We will not take it seriously until Kapus get OBC certificates from the Mandal Office’, he said.
Kurnool:: A debt-ridden farmer, Pamubanda Ramulu (33) allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his house at Koppulapalli village in Veldurthi mandal of the district on Wednesday night. Ramulu had taken loan and dug two borewells, but they did not yield water to cultivate his land. Anguished at not being able to replay the debt, he ended his life, the police said.
Kurnool:: YSRCP leaders today staged a protest in Kadapa today accusing Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu of insulting MP Y.S.Avinash Reddy and setting ‘distasteful precedent’ by interrupting his speech during the Janmabhoomi meeting at Pulivendula on Wednesday. The leaders said that other TDP leaders mobbed Avinash Reddy, MLAs S.B.Amzath Bash and P.Raveendranatha Reddy and Kadapa Mayor K.Suresh Babu.
Tirumala:: Volunteers of the TTD’s Srivari Seva today alleged humiliation at the hands of the temple staff. The volunteers alleged by their team leader G.Venkata Raju from Nellore were sent out of the sanctum sanctorum when they when to report for duty in the afternoon. Alleging that the temple staff had manhandled them, he questioned how far was it far on their part to resort to such acts. TTD PRO T.Ravi refuted the allegations.
Amalapuram:: Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said that the government is making efforts to clear the pending loan waiver installments to farmers and DWCR women. Speaking to media, he said adjustments had been made form the funds of APIIC, Civil Supplies and other corporations to clear these installments. The PRCA and DA arrears of employees would be settled soon after conditions improved, he added.