ANANTAPUR:‘Outsider role in the Tuni incident is under probe’, says Deputy Chief Minister:: Deputy Chief Minister Nimmakayala Chinna Rajappa said that the probe is on over the involvement of outsiders in the violence at Tuni during the Kapu Garjana agitation. Participating in the Kapu Runa Mela here on Saturday to distribute to 3,000 beneficiaries said that the State Government was stern on punishing the culprits who destroyed the public properties.
CHITTOOR: Tirupati wildlife personnel on Friday night nabbed a youth and seized an SUV with half a tonne of red sanders logs worth over Rs.50 lakh. The DFO said that the forest personnel were on night beat at Karakambadi on the outskirts of Tirupati, the SUV coming form forest location gave them the slip and proceeded towards the Renigunta to Chennai road and after a chase for 8 kms, the SUV was intercepted and arrested its driver.
PETs and Pundits will be converted as School Assistants:: MLC Gade Srinivasulu said here that 1,200 Physical Education Teachers and 1,400 Pundits working in government schools in the State will be re-designated as School Assistants before June of this year. He said DSC 2014 posts would be filled up before the commencement of the new academic year. The State Government will give its green signal for filling up of 600 MEO posts laying vacant in the State. MEOs working in the state will be elevated as senior HMs as regular MEOs, he said.
GUNTUR: Call money harassment – another commits suicide:: One Maddi Sriramama Murty (62) who is running a small shop took a loan of Rs.1 lakh from a woman one and half years ago and is paying Rs.1,000 a day. So far, he had paid Rs.4 lakhs to her. He also raised a loan of Rs.1.30 lakh from another woman Nagalakshmi and they have taken Rs.2 lakhs won in chit and demanded payment of another Rs.30,000 and had a verbal duet at his son on Thursday night at his shop. Following the issue, he committed suicide by consuming pesticide leafing a suicide note. Police are investigating the case.
HYDERABAD: Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan to quit acting:: Jana Sena president and actor Pawan Kalyan reportedly wants to quit acting in films and enter into active politics. Sources said that he would likely to quit acting after two or three films. Pawan Kalyan who had announced the Jana Sena before the 2014 elections and secured official registration left the party untouched. He has not strengthened it organizationally nor attended to increase its reach. It all appears for him to prepare for the next general elections in 2019.
Amaravati office to come up in London:: Andhra Pradesh State Government will open an office in London. Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu announced of the same during his second day visit in London through AP Economic Board. The Board will coordinate investments form UK to Andhra Pradesh. The Chief Executive Officer of Economic Development Board J.Krishna Kishore will coordinate with the investors and organizations form UK for investments in the State.
HUDCO agrees to grant loan to Amaravati:: The Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) has agreed to grant a loan of Rs.7,350 crore for the construction of Amaravati, the State Capital of Andhra Pradesh. The State Government has asked for Rs.13,000 crore for the purpose. The Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu has announced Rs.1,500 crore for the capital city in the recently announced State Budget. The Centre has informed the State giving its consent to mobilize funds from the World Bank.
Hyderabad to get five more metro routes:: Telangana Minister for Municipal Administration K.T.Rama Rao on Saturday said in the Legislative Council that the Metro Rail in its 83 km second phase would run from Mylapur to Patancheru, Nagole to LB Nagar, LB Nagar to Hayatnagar, Tarnak to ECI and Raidurg to Shamshabad. He was replying to questions raised by MLCs M.S.Prabhakara Rao and Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy.
KURNOOL: Jagan instigating Kapus’, says Ramanujaya:: Andhra Pradesh Kapu Corporation chairman Chalamalasetty Ramanujaya advised Kapus on Saturday to have confidence in the State government which was committed to their development and not get carried away by YSRCP president Jagan Mohan Reddy’s propaganda. Speaking to press at Nandyal, he accused Jagan of instigating Kapus who have been staunch supporters of TDP for long. He alleged that former Chief Minister YSR engineered riots in Hyderabad in order to oust the then Chief Minister M.Channa Reddy, he said and Jagan was toeing a similar way.
Red sanders logs worth Rs.2.50 crore seized:: Kadapa district special police party and Anti-Red Sanders Task force personnel in a joint operation detected a dump and seized 100 red sanders logs worth Rs.2.50 crore in the international market and a lorry near a railway track on Kukkaladoddi forest bungalow road in the Railway Koduru mandal in the wee hours of Saturday.
VISAKHAPATNAM: Online BPS introduced:: GVMC Commissioner Pravin Kumar held a meeting with the GVMC officials, licensed surveyors and representatives of the CREDAI regarding the online building plan approvals. Speaking on the occasion, he informed they adopted the online building permission system to usher in transparency and simplify the building plan approval process. He said that GVMC had identified 16 technical problems and measures are in place to resolve those, he said.
Electoral rolls revision:: The electoral rolls in the Visakhapatnam North constituency would be revised form March 14 said the constituency elections officer G.V.V.S.Murty. On Saturday, he held a meeting with booth-level officers at the conference hall of GVMC. He directed the officials to take care while entering the details of the voters while revising the electoral rolls as many would have their votes in different polling stations.
Elections to Ambedkar Memorial Society on March 27:: Elections to the Managing Committee of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Memorial Society would be conducted at Ambedkar Bhavan on March 27. The term of office of the Managing Committee as per the bylaws of AMS will be for two years from March 27 according to the election officer O.Ramamurty. The 15 member committee will have one president, two vice-presidents, one general secretary, two joint secretaries, one treasurer and 8 executive members. Counting of votes and declaration of results will be on March 27 evening.
YSRCP formation day celebrated:: The YSRCP leaders and workers celebrated the formation day of the party in the city at different places on Saturday. Rich tributes were paid to former Chief Minister Dr. Y.S.Rajasekhara Reedy. Party district president G. Amarnath Reddy unveiled the party flag at the party office in the city.