HYDERABAD- YSRCP attends Assembly wearing black badges:: YSRCP MLAs have today attended the Andhra Pradesh Budget Assembly wearing black badges in protest against in not allowing party MLA R.K.Roja despite Hyderabad High Court single bench judgment.
HCU – tension prevails over the return of VC Apparao:: Tension prevails at Hyderabad Central University today after the students protesting against the Vice Chancellor of Appa Rao who returned back to duty after a long leave. The students are protesting against his coming back to University after the death of a Dalit Ph.D student Rohit Vemula who committed suicide. They demanded immediate arrest of Appa Rao for his alleged involvement in driving the Dalit student to suicide. The students have been divided into two groups with one group supporting while the other opposing the return of Appa Rao. Students have damaged the Vice-Chancellor’s chambers.
Two killers of Abhay attempted to commit suicide:: Two of the three youngsters involved in the kidnap and murder of Abhay Modhani had reportedly consumed poison fearing arrest by the police. Police sources said that the trio panicked after the police discovered the body and the news was broadcast on TV, they got to know about the discovery of the body and investigation said that they were escaped to Vijayawada. They threw away their mobile phones and took the Chennai-Howrah Mail to reach Srikakulam and when they got down, they first watched television. When the police raided their house, the police found that they had consumed pesticide as they knew of that they would be about to caught. The police rushed to a hospital where they were treated and discharges said sources.
AP Intermediate Education Act to be amended:: The State Government has introduced the AP Intermediate Education Act 1971 amended bill to reconstitute the AP Inter Board for all the 13 districts. In view of the AP Reorganization Act, the government has to issue orders reconstituting the AP Board of Intermediate Education for governing the system of Inter education for all the districts and nominating chairman members, ex-officio members, nominated members and co-opted members for the Board.
Minister promises probe into YSRCP charges:: State Minister for Labour K.Atchannaidu assured in the Assembly today that an inquiry would be conducted into the allegations made by YSRCP MLA that certain works relating to Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station located near the Krishnapatnam port were given on nomination basis without inviting tenders. Replying to a question by Kakani Goverdhana Reddy, he denied that any work of the 1600 MW power plant was given on nomination basis. He said that bids were called for building the plant as well as its maintenance. No work was given on nomination basis and even CSR works worth Rs.7 crore were entrusted through open tenders.
RTC bags four national awards:: Vice Chairman and MD of APSRTC N.Sambasiva Rao on Tuesday received four national awards for outstanding performance of the corporation. The awards were presented on behalf of the Association of State Road Transport Undertakings, New Delhi by Joint Secretary of Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Sanjy Mitra at a function held in Bengaluru.
Tahsildar attempts to end life:: Somandepalli Tahsildar Thimmappa attempted suicide at his office after being abused by the family members of an assistant sub-inspector. Sources said that the ASI’s family members abused the tahsildar after he told them to remove the three foot encroachment at Dhanalakshmi colony in Somandepalli mandal headquarters to clear the way for laying a road. The tahsildar obtained survey report and concluded that the land was encroached. The report angered the family members of the ASI who rushed to tahsildar’s office and abused him. Hurt over the insult, he closed the doors of his office and tried to hang himself.
RAJAHMAHENDRAVARAM: Buddhist relics unearthed:: Several Buddhist relics were found recently at the excavation being carried out by the archaeology department at a Buddhist site located at A.Kothapalli village of Tondangi mandal in East Godavari said State Archaeology director G.V.Ramakrishna Rao.
VISAKHAPATNAM- CBI raids former MLA Malla Vijaya Prasad’s house:: Following the CBI team from Delhi conducting raids at the residence and office of the former MLA Malla Vijaya Prasad and managing director of the Welfare Group of companies, the officials of vigilance department also conducted checks on Monday at his house. DSP Vigilance C.M.Naidu told press that the checks were conducted as part of routine and some documents pertaining to accounts, tax returns and bank transactions were seized for verification.
NAKKAPALLI (Visakhapatnam)::School bus overturns – 25 students injured:: A school bus belonging to Saint Peter School was today over turned at Addu Road junction in Nakkapalli mandal of the district injured 25 students following breakdown of steering road resulting in the accident. Nearly ten students sustained minor injuries in the accident.
Pendurti (Visakhapatnam) -Land acquisition for BRTS-High Court gives stay:: The road expansion of BRTS on the Pendurthi road is temporary stopped following High Court that stays the orders of land acquisition in survey numbers 129/2,129/3, 129/4, 141/3, 235/2, 140/2 and 140/8. Notices have been issued in last December. One K.Simahchalam Naidu along with 23 persons filed a writ petition in High Court seeking stay of the acquisition as they have residential and business establishments in the said areas. They told to the court hat though they have sufficient lands on the other side, the government intentionally and pressurizing politically for land acquisition. The court that heard the arguments both the parties have stayed the orders.
‘No details on Anrak cancellation’, says Collector:: The District Administration is yet to receive details of cancellation of land allotted to Anrak Aluminium Company in the Visakha Agency said the District Collector Dr.N.Yuvraj today. The Cabinet has reportedly cancelled the 1,212 acres of land allotted to Anark Aluminium in the Jerrela block from which the AP Mineral Development Corporation is supposed to dig out bauxite and supply it to Anark’s plant in Makavararipalem mandal near Narsipatnam. He said that the details of cancellation of land are awaited.
District Credit Plan outlay fixed at Rs.10,340 crore:: The District Credit Plan for 2016-17 has been prepared with Rs.10,340 crore. The credit plan released on Tuesday by the District Collector has Rs.7,840 crore for the priority sector and rs.2,500 crore for non-priority sector and out of the Rs.2,553 crore allotted for agriculture, Rs.1,450 crore was earmarked for crop loans. The District Consultative Committee approved the District Credit Plan prepared by the Lead Bank based on the potentate linked credit plan prepared by NABARD. The other allocations are Rs.2,150 crore for industries, Rs.1,330 crore for housing, Rs.490 crore for education and Rs.700 crore for exports.
Woman lodges complaint against Madhurawada ACP:: One Kakara Padmalatha, former MPP of S.Rayavaram and daughter of former MLA of Payakaraopeta Kakara Nookaraju met the Commissioner of Police Amit Garg and lodged a complaint alleging that Dasari Ravi Babu, who then worked as Circle Inspector of Yellamanchili from 2001 to 2006 had repeatedly sexually exploited her after promising to marrying her. In her complaint, she even stated that he played an instrumental role in her getting a divorce from her husband. She said that in the past when the police officer was posted in Vizianagaram and Gajuwaka, she approached him to tie the knot but every time he dissuaded the requests under some pretext and have been dilly-dallying the issue for the last ten years. The Commissioner of police had handed over the issue to Special Branch to ascertain the facts . Sources said that the ACP Dasari Ravi Babu has gone into hiding.