GUNTUR:ACB conduct raids on check post:: The sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau today conducted checks at Gamalapadu checkpost in Dachepalli mandal and seized Rs.36,000 unaccounted cash. The staff were taken into custody and are interrogating.
HYDERABAD- AP Assembly today:: ‘No promise of a job to a family’, says Minister Narayana:: AP Minister for Municipal Administration Narayana said in the Assembly today that the TDP never gave any promise of a job to a family during question hour. The question was raised by YSRCP MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy. He only said that only skill development would be given to them. The MLA said that the Chief Minister has greeted those farmers who gave 30,000 acres of land to CRDA with folded hands but now it is unfortunate that the Minister was saying like this. He said that though there were over 50,000 eligible candidates in CRDA area only 113 candidates have been selected and were given training and they were not even paid stipend or bus fares. Ramakrishna Reddy demanded placement of a job at least to one in a family or payment of Rs.2,000 monthly unemployment allowance.
No move to hike MLAs salaries::Minister for Finance Yanamala Ramakrishnudu has said that there is no proposal as of now to increase the salaries of MLAs. He said that several procedures should be followed for enhancing the salaries of the legislators. He said that the issue would go to the Amenities Committee of the Assembly that in turn would make a recommendation for enhancing and subsequently, it would come to the government for a final call. He said that as of now, there is no such proposal.
YSRCP stages walk out over neglect of Dalits and redressing grievances of weavers:: YSRCP staged a walkout in protest against the negligence of the government in redressing the grievances of weavers. Participating in the debate, he said that 12 suicides were reported form Dharmavaram alone. The debt waiver announced by the government covered around 25,000 weavers while there were several others who were left out. Responding to it, Minister Kollu Ravindra said that several measures have been taken for alleviating the plight of the weaver community. He said that the government has allocated Rs.135.27 crore for the current financial year while the Centre sanctioned Rs.15.72 crore. He said 2,735 credit cards had been issued to weavers during the current year involving Rs.11.4 crore. Not satisfied with the reply, YSRCP staged a walk out.
Dalits were neglected:On the neglect of Dalits, Minister for Social Welfare, Ravela Kishore Babu said that work on conversion of the social welfare hostels into full fledged residential schools had begun. He said that the government allocated around rs.3,200 crore for social welfare during 2014-15 of which Rs.1,900.66 crore was released and Rs.1,613.85 crore was spent. Similarly, Rs.2,124.61 crore was allocated ruing 2015-16 of which Rs.1,765.21 crore was released and Rs.1,090.57 crore spent. Jagan said that the government had failed to effectively spend at lest half of the allocations made when the financial year was coming to a close.
Four multi-specialty hospitals to come up:: Four multi-specialty hospitals are proposed to be developed in Hyderabad in addition to Osmania General Hospital, Gandhi and King Kothi Hospitals with the assistance of Rabobank of Netherlands on annuity basis.
Amazon team meets Chief Minister:: A delegation of Amazon Web Services met Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday. Amazon Web Services MD Peter Moore explained the scope and stretch of Amazon Web services to provide large computing capacity more quickly and efficiently. He said that they are looking towards achieving inclusive growth rate and higher happiness index. The company has over 1 million customers in 190 countries and over 1,000 government agencies are currently using Amazon Web Services, he said. Moore extended an invitation to the Chief Minister to meet their global leadership.
KHAMMAM: Papalal was elected as Khammam Mayor unanimously while Battula Murali as Deputy Mayor. The district collector administered oath of office to them.
NUZUVID: Engineering student kidnapped:: A first year engineering student was kidnaped at Vadlamanu village of Agiripalli of Krishna district. The parents of the student lodged a complaint with the police and they have taken five suspects into custody and are interrogating.
TIRUPATI:: 23 Red sanders logs recovered:: The Red Sanders Anti Smuggling Task Force in a joint operation with Forest Department Officials recovered 23 red sanders logs from a drainage canal near the Cotton Mill in the Autonagar area of Renigunta. The logs were stocked in drain water to enable easier transport via road that too at an appropriate time said the officials.
WARANGAL: Nannapuneni Narender was elected as Mayor while Sirajuddin as Deputy Mayor for Warangal Municipal Corporation. The district collector administered oath of office to them along with 58 corporations. The ex-officio members are Kadiyam Srihari, Konda Surekha, Vijay Bhaskar, Rajayya, Aruri, MPs Pusunuri Dayakar, Gundu Sudharani.
VISAKHAPATNAMDepartment of Post recruitment:: The Department of Post is recruiting 13 Grameen Dak Sevak mailmen in Visakhapatnam RMS V Division. Those in the age group of 18-30 years of age as on March 11 and have passed class X can apply the Head Record Officer of Visakhapatnam RMS V Division. April 9 is the last date for submitting applications. The applications in the prescribed format has to be sent to him by registered post or Speed Post with the envelop superscribed on top ‘application for the post of Grameena Dak Sevak Mail Man in Visakhapatnam RMS’.
MCI team visits Andhra Medical College:: A four-member team from the Medical Council of India led by Prof.of Biochemistry of Bangalore Medical College H.L.Vishwanath went an undergraduate compliance verification surprise visit to Andhra Medical College on Thursday. The team verified the facilities it wanted the AMC administration to comply with during its last visit to renew its permission to the college to admit 200 students in the first year of MBBS during 2016-17 academic year. This would be the fifth consecutive batch of 200 students the college is bidding to admit. The other members of the team are Professor of Paediatrics form UP N.C.Prajapati, Professor of Surgery from West Bengal Bebabrata Ray and Professor of Pathology from Chhattisgarh Renuka Gahine.
ACB traps Employment Officer:: Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths at Gajuwaka on Tuesday trapped a junior Employment Officer at Visakhapatnam Steel Plant Employment Exchange when an unemployed youth T.Jayaprakash approached the accused K.Suresh Kumar to transfer the ‘R’ card of his father. The accused has demanded Rs.1.5 lakh to do the favour. As he was not in a position to pay the amount approached the ACB and they laid a trap and caught the accused while he was accepting the bribe of Rs.1.5 lakh. He would be produced in the ACB court on Wednesday.
Rs.350 crore released for seven districts:: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said that the Ministry of Finance, Government of India has released an amount of Rs.350 crore per district for the development of seven backward districts in Rayalaseema and North Coastal Region of Andhra Pradesh in response to a question raised by MP K.Haribabu.
100 tribals chosen for Paramilitary:: About 100 tribal youths who were trained under the ‘Spoorthi’ programme of Visakhapatnam district were selected for various paramilitary forces in India said Visakhapatnam SP Dr. Koya Praveen. He said that as part of community policing, about 1,600 youths participated in the selections and after physical efficiency and written test, the district police selected about 500 youths for further training under the ‘Spoorthi’ programme.