HYDERABAD- Alumni against Vice Chancellor’s return:: A group of 274 alumni of University of Hyderabad came out with an open letter against the return of Prof. Appa Rao as Vice Chancellor of the University saying it led to police brutality on the UoH campus. They said in their letter that in the light of the issue surrounding Rohit Vemula’s suicide, the UoH, citizens should keep asking unpleasant questions about persistence of caste in educational institutions and the present government’s apathy and refusal to hold the university administration accountable.
IJU takes exception of DGP’s remarks:: The Indian Journalists Union has taken a strong exception to the reported statement of the DGP J.V.Ramudu that the police would continue to summon journalists to police station and examine them on the source of their news if they write anything against persons in high positions. Secretary general of IJU Devulapalli Amar and Press Council of India member K.Amarnath said that it was unfortunate that the DGP has come with such a statement after the Press Council of India found fault with the police for summoning six journalists of Telugu News paper ‘Sakshi’ to Mangalagiri police station on Monday.
EMMAR SCAM- High Court gives relief to Koneru Rajendra Prasad and Madhu:: Hyderabad High Court has stayed the proceedings in the CBI court against Koneru Rajendra Prasad and his son Madhu over their part in Emmar Scam. The courted ordered the CBI to file a counter and posted the matter to April 20, 2016. It may be recalled that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has told the Principal Special Court for CBI Cases here that Koneru Rajendra Prasad, the sixth-accused in the Emaar Properties land deal scam, was part of the conspiracy to cheat the government and cause financial loss to APIIC from the period even before the land was transferred to SPVs set up for executing the project.
TADEPALLEGUDEM-Five lakh free LPG connections:: Union Minister Nirmala Sitaraman said that the Centre has plans to distribute five lakh gas connections in the coming two years for full free of cost. Speaking at a function here , she said that an the government has received excellent response to ‘give it up’ scheme. She said that over 55 lakh consumers have voluntarily gave it up and as many as 46 lakh connections were given to the eligible ones.
NELLORE- Four students drown in Penna, Kalangi:: Four students drowned in two incidents in the Penna and the Kalangi rivers in the district. Three students studying Class IX at a private school in nearby Kovur town drowned in the Penna river. The deceased were identified as Sk.Fayazuddin, Syed Latif and P.Varshit all in the age group of 14 to 15 years. The locals could bring out the body of Fayazuddin while the search is on for the two bodies. In another incident, one T.Venkateswarlu, studying class X drowned in the Kalangi river near Sullurpeta.
VISAKHAPATNAM- Case booked against D Cabana Restaurant:: The Arilova police on Friday booked two cases against D Cabana restaurant located on the Beach Road at Sagarnagar area for serving liquor and opened the restaurant beyond the stipulated time. It may be recalled that a late-night liquor party was hosted by the restaurant on Tuesday night and the cops failed to act on that day. Police said that they have registered two cases against the management of the restaurant for exceeding the time of business and serving liquor without having a licence under Excise Act. Sources said at around 25 couples have participated in the party.
Visakhapatnam shortlisted for excellence award:: The national team that arrived here to record the existing conditions of the district as part of the Prime Minister Excellence awards under two categories toured on Friday. The team met the District Collector Dr. N.Yuvaraj. He was informed by the team that the district was shortlisted for the final scrutiny of the awards committee under the soil health card issuance. The team said that under Swachh Vidayalay scheme Vizag district has made it to the final lsit along with Anantapur district. The names of the winners are likely to be announced in the first week of April.
Two day seminar on tribal languages begins:: Kendra Sahitya Akademi and Girijan Cooperative Corporation will organize a two day seminar on ‘Tribal languages and literatures in Telugu speaking areas’ from March 26 at Siripuram here according to corporation vice-chairman A.S.P.S.Ravi Prakash.
VIJAYAWADA-Congress campaigns against BJP in Guwahati Express:: Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president N.Raghuveera Reddy along with several party leaders spoke to the passengers of Guwahati Express going from Karnataka to Assam and told them of the gross injustice the BJP has done to the State in the State’s bifurcation. They got into a compartment and distributed pamphlets to the passengers and told them that the people of Andhra Pradesh were badly cheated by Narendra Modi. Raghuveera Reddy announced in New Delhi along with 300 odd Congress leaders to handover one crore signatures from people demanding Special Category Status. He said that the Congress leaders and workers would go to all the States that were going to elections and tell the voters there how the people of the State were cheated.
Chief Minister promises all help to film industry:: Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu addressing a gathering at the audio release function of Nara Rohit-starrer ‘Raja Cheyyi Vesthe ‘ said TDP government would help the film industry to flourish. Amidst loud applause, he reminded the audience that the late NTR was the native of Krishna district. He said that Amaravati has a glorious past and my efforts are aimed at making it one of the top ten cities in the world’, said Chandrababu.