Andhra Pradesh News on March 29, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

  • KURNOOL-Police book cases against 8 persons including KB Venkata Reddy:: Kurnool SP A.Ravi Krishna said that they have registered cases against 8 persons including K.B.Venkata Reddy on the attack of Nandyal TDP leader Tulasi Reddy. It may be recalled that an attack was taken place on the prime supporter of Shilpa brothers of Nandyala TDP leaders. Tulasi Reddy is undergoing treatment in Hyderabad. Sources said that the health condition is said to be precarious.
  • Debt ridden farmer immolates self:: Saddled with a debt to the tune of Rs.20 lakh, a farmer of Regulavandlapalli in Siddhavatam mandal committed suicide by immolating himself on the outskirts of Kadapa on Tuesday. The deceased Sirigireddy Siva Reddy (45) doused himself in petrol and set himself ablaze unable to bear the pressure from debtors.
  • HYDERABAD-Telangana Assembly passes bill hiking salaries of legislators:: The Telangana State Assembly today passed a bill to hike the salaries of legislators including Chief Minister, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, council of Ministers, Chairman and Deputy Chairman of Legislative Council, Leader of the Opposition and Council, Government Whips, MLAs and MLCs. With this, the MLAs and MLCs will now get Rs.20,000 and allowances of Rs.2.30 lakh. The Chief Minister’s salary has been increased to Rs.51,000 from the existing Rs.16,000 while the allowances remain the same.
  • Police charge on students – HCU teachers take mass leave:: Around55 teachers from University of Hyderabad took a day’s mass leave to protest against the police charge on the students and return of the Vice Chancellor Appa Rao. The teachers who have launched the protest include around 40 from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. It may be recalled that over 150 students were held hostage Appa Rao for nearly six hours .
  • YSRCP stages walk out over drought relief::YSRCP staged a walkout during Question Hour in the Assembly on Tuesday protesting against the ‘indifference of the State Government in tackling drought and the inadequate allocations made to tide over the situation. Jagan Mohan Reddy said that drought situation was severe and people were facing acute scarcity of water. He also accused the government of not sending the report to the Centre in Time. While the State sought Rs.2,343 crore, the Centre released Rs.433 crore and Rs.280 crore in two instalments.
  • SRIKAKULAM- Municipal Corporation officials raid business establishments:: The Srikakulam Municipal Corporation has cracked the whip on those who have been evading property tax for the last few years. Senior officials led by Commissioner TSSG Srinivas raided some business establishments on the GT road. The team insisted the owners of JK Sari Mandir to pay Rs.16 lakh tax immediately. They agreed to pay Rs. Six lakh immediately and the remaining amount in a couple of days.
  • TIRUMALA-TTD’s Annadanam gets Rs.100 crore donations:: Donations received by TTD Nitya Annadanam Trust has crossed Rs.100 crore mark during the current year. Over one lakh devotees are being fed free of cost under the novel scheme which has a corpus fund of over Rs.670 crore. HCL chairman Shiv Nada on Tuesday donated crore and one rupee to the TTD’s Nitya9 Annadanam Trust.
  • VISAKHAPATNAM- Temple EO dismissed:: The State Government has issued an order removing from service K.Suguna Sivani who while working as Executive Officer of the Isukakonda Sri Satyanarayana Swamy temple was caught by the ACB while accepting a bribe from an electrical contractor and was convicted by a court. Assistant Commissioner of Endowments E.V.Pushapavardahn informed of this.
  • LED bulbs distribution from March 30, 2016:: Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Company Ltd., will organize distribution of LED bulbs for those who have yet collected and also for those who wants to replace the defective bulbs at the distribution offices. Residents staying close to the stations and office can visit the counters and collect or exchange the LED bulbs.
  • TDP formation day:: TDP Formation Day was celebrated by garlanding the statue of founder N.T.Rama Rao at Ramakrishna Beach in the morning. Fruit and bread were distributed at Prema Samajam followed by a meeting at the party office.
  • AU seeks UGC permission to conduct SET:: Andhra University has requested the UGC to permit to conduct the AP State Eligibility Test for three years and promised to promote the facilities. Eligibility in SET is considered for recruitment of lecturers and assistant professors in the State Universities, degree colleges and institutes of higher learning.
  • Sankar Foundation Hospital offers Vision technician course:: Sankar Foundation Eye Hospital is offering a few free seats in the job-oriented vision technician course for students who have passed Intermediate with Science group and below 21 years of age. The selected candidates will be trained in complete vision-screening and spectacle prescriptions and the investigations required for identification of eye problems according to Sankar Foundation Trustee K.Manimala. The duration of the course will be one year followed by one more year on the job training and for both the years stipend will be paid.
  • NEW DLEHI- Supreme Court allows MLA RK Roja’s petition:: A Division Bench of Supreme Court has today allowed the petition filed by YSRCP MLA R.K.Roja challenging the Division Bench judgment. The petition will come up before the Bench on Friday.
  • Tamil Actor GV Prakash Kumar injured in shooting:: The Tamil actor G.V.Prakash Kumar injured while in shooting. The music director turned actor suffered minor injuries during the shooting of his film Kadavul Irukkan Kumara. The incident took place during the filing of a fight scheme in Puducherry. The Telugu movie ‘Naku Inko Perundi’ is ready for release.

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