Andhra Pradesh News on March 18,2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

  • HYDERABAD ‘Government cannot fill all vacant posts’, says Yanamala:: The AP Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said that the government financial position is not permitting to fill up all the vacant posts in the government. He said that the government is making all its efforts to bring investments into the State for establishing industries there by creating job opportunities. He said that the government will shortly issue notification for filling of 20,000 posts and so far 25,000 posts have been filled in teaching and medical fields.
  • Geetha Reddy and Jeevan Reddy are in the race for PAC Chairman post:: Following the vacancy of the Chairman post of Public Accounts Committee, sources said that former ministers Geetha Reddy and Jeevan Reddy are in the race. The post has become vacant following the sudden demise of Paleru MLA of Khammam district Ramireddy Venkata Reddy. Sources also suggest that Gadwal MLA and former minister D.K.Aruna is also evincing interest in the post.
  • Bill to raise retirement age of library staff:: The State Government has introduced the Public Libraries Act 1980 amendment bill in the House on Friday to enhance the retirement age limit for Public Library staff rom 58 to 60 years. HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that the bill will provide it powers to induct into service the employees who had retired from service on attaining age 58 on and from June 2, 2014. He said that it has been decided to enhance the age of superannuation of the employees of Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas by amending the AP Public Libraries Act suitable with retrospective effect form June 2, 2014 by inserting a new section in the Act.
  • Intermediate Second year results on April 23, 2016:: AP HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said today that the results of the second year Intermediate examinations will be announced on April 23. He welcomed the decision of apex court on Higher Education Council. Arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of X class examinations scheduled to begin from next Monday.
  • YSRCP MLAs to attend Assembly with black dress:: YSRCP has decided to intensify its protests in not allowing her party MLA Roja into the Assembly despite High Court interim orders. The decision was taken at a meeting held at Lotus Pond here today. Party MLA Uppuleti Kalpana said that Roja will too attend the Assembly tomorrow.
  • YSRCP MLAs serve privilege motion notice against Chief Minister:: YSRCP MLAs have today served a privilege motion notice against the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu along with ministers Kamineni Srinivas, Devineni Umamaheswara Rao and Athamnaidu stating that they made irresponsible comments at the time of thanking giving speech to the Governor. Meanwhile, the Privilege Committee will be meeting on Saturday on emergency basis to discuss the issue of YSRCP MLA Roja.
  • Special courts for AgriGold: The State Cabinet today has decided to constitute a special court for expediting trial related to the complaints filed by the depositors and agents of AgriGold. Meanwhile, the members of AgriGold Customers and Agents’ Welfare Association president speaking to media said that only after the High Court’s intervention, the CID went ahead and arrested the defaulters other than the Managing Director. He said that several crores from benami bank accounts were withdrawn despite complaints by the victims. Out of 20, there are only six bank accounts that are in operation and the CID should immediately freeze the accounts, said Nageswara Rao, president of the Association.
  • 1,000 Teaching staff posts will be filled in Universities:: Andhra Pradesh State Cabinet in its meeting today gave its green signal to fill the 1,000 teaching posts in the State’s universities. The Cabinet also decided to cancel allotment of more than 1,000 acres of bauxite land in Visakhapatnam to Jindal group. Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has directed all the MLAs to speak in the Assembly on the issue of Roja’s suspension. The cabinet welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on the higher education council.
  • KURNOOL: Nandamuri Balakrishna promises to do his bit for Rayalaseema:: Hindupur MLA N.Balakrishna said that he would strive for the development of the drought prone Rayalaseema region. Participating in the ‘kumbhabhishekam’ of Sri Radhakrishna Swamy at Kamalapuram. He launched the ‘banda lagudu’ competitions on the occasion.
  • TIRUMALA TTD Trust Board decisions:: The meeting of TTD Board of Trustees today ended without any major decisions on the hiking of arjitha seva rates. The other decision include allocation of 2.74 acres of land for the extension of Tirupati railway station on the southern side, introduction of new arjitha sevas like Astadalapada padmaradhana seva at Appalayagunta and Sahasra Kalasabhishekam at Kodandarama Swamy temple in Tirupati, take over of Alagu Mallari Krishna Swamy temple in Sullurpeta besides inclusion of Kakarla multi specialty hospital in its approved list of hospitals for the benefit of employees and retired staff.
  • VISAKHAPATNAM: Two Maoists farewell to arms:: Two members of the CPI (Maoist), one carrying a reward of Rs.4 lakh on her and another Rs.1 lakh have surrendered before the Superintendent of Police Koya Praveen today. The surrendered are Jana Natya Mandali, Gemmeli Bundo alias Kamala alias Raso and another one Galikonda area committee Vanthala Saalu alias Balayya. Sources said that the former surrendered due to severe gynaec problem and the later because he found life difficult in the party.
  • Defence pension Adalat on March 30:: A pension Adalat is being organized for Defence civilian pensioners/family pensioners under aegis of Naval Dockyard at Kalamegha Auditorium, Meghadripeta Defence Civilian Residential ColONy, 9 IRSD area, Visakhapatnam on March 30 from 10 am to 1pm. Grievances if any with full particulars may be mailed to or over phone number 0891-2816611 by March 20, 2016.
  • Motorbike racing – seven arrested:: MVP Colony police today arrested seven persons all in the ages of early twenties on the charge of indulging in negligent and rash driving on March 7 near Appughar. The accused were Md.Shariq, A.Santosh Kumar, Vempada Narendra, Md.Nafiz Ahamed, N.Purushottam Reddy and R.Satyanarayana. DCP (law and order) Trivikram Varma said that they indulged in stunts and racking on Beach Road at about 1.30am on Sivaratri day.
  • AU Research scholar arrested on charges of harassment:: ACP of Women Police Station A.Papa Rao said that a research scholar Thatikonda Srinivas, a native of V.Madugula area currently residing in Seethammadhara was married to t.Anila Priya a native of Narsipatnam on July 7, 2015. He reportedly took Rs.10 lakh in cash and other items as dowry during the time of marriage. From ten days after his marriage, he started harassing his wife and regularly beating her up for additional dowry of Rs.70 lakhs and even suspected her fidelity and was responsible for an abortion. Unable to bear the harassment, Anila approached the Women Police Station and lodged a complaint a few weks ago and the police after verifying the facts arrested Srinivas and a case was booked under section 498A of IPC along with other sections.
  • Medals for four AMC medicos:: Four Andhra Medical College students will receive medals or cash awards during the 18th and 19th convocation of NTR Univeristy of Health Sciences to be held in Vijayawada on March 30. The winners are Chaitra Janaga, Peethala Satya Prasanthi, Sri Hari Priya Vemulakonda and Madeti Keerthi. A psot graduate student in general medicine of AMC B.Padmaja won gold medal in clinical cardiology for PG in general medicine while Bindu Narmada was awarded a merit certificate .

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