Andhra Pradesh News on March 3,2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016

CHITTOOR: Three month jail for 10 red sanders smugglers:: The Additional District Munisiff Magistrate Court at Srikalahasti on Wednesday convicted 10 persons in two cases pertaining to red sanders smuggling. The court sentenced them to undergo three month imprisonment and pay a fine of rs.600 each.

HYDERABAD: Ban on mobiles in House under study:: Assembly Speaker Dr.Kodela Sivaprasada Rao is actively examining the proposal to discontinue the practice of allowing members to carry their mobiles inside the House whenever it is in session. There is no bar on the MLAs hitherto to carry their mobile inside the House and steps have been put in place to block their operation through jammers. Sources said that the Speaker is reportedly considering not to allow the members to carry their mobiles inside the House in view of the incidents during the winter session when the proceedings were leaked to the social media.

NELLORE: Freedom fighter Vemulapati dead:: Veteran freedom fighter and advocate Vemulapati Anantha Ramaiah died in Hyderabad on Wednesday. He was 92. He is survived by two sons and two daughters. A noted criminal lawyer in the city, he had also taken part in the Communist movement. He is a friend of writer Sri Sri and floated Mahakavi Sri Sri Pragathi Trust to preserve for posterity the great works of the renowned Telugu poet.

TIRUPATI: Free darshan for all at Srikalahasti for this Sivaratri:: Devotees can have darshan of Srikaalahasteeswara and goddess Gnana Prasunambika free of cost on the auspicious Maha Sivaratri day this year. The Devasthanam has for the first time decided not to issue darshan tickets to facilitate thousands of devotes making a beeline for the temple town of Srikalahasti for darshan on the sacred occasion. Free darshan will also continue during the auspicious ’Lingodbhavam’ period.

VISAKHAPATNAM: Approval has been given to pay salaries under 010 Account:: In principle approval has been accorded for payment of salaries to municipal staff in Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada under 010 Account of the State Government. The municipal employees unions of two cities and Krishna District NGOs Association representatives submitted a memorandum to the Minister for Municipal Administration P.Narayana and HRD Minster Ganta Srinivasa Rao. According to VMC Staff and Workers secretary general V.V.Vamana Rao, after discussions with the Chief Minister asked Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu to issue guidelines and orders for implementation from 2016-2017. This would benefit 6,000 employees in these two corporations and would cause an additional burden of Rs.600 crore to government.

MRPS padayatra from March 10:: The Madiga Reservation Porata Samiti has decided to take up a Madiga Viswarupa Yatra from Chief Minister’s native village Naravaripalli on March 10 to press the State Government on its long pending demand of categorization of Scheduled Castes. The padayatra would commence after paying respects to the late parents of the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and cover 175 Assembly segments and conclude with a Viswarupa Maha Garjana in Vijayawada on April 30 in which 10 lakh Madigas and people from other sections for whose welfare the MRPS was fighting.

‘Half day school rule’ relaxation :: The Andhra Pradesh Private Schools Association appealed to the Commissioner and Director of School Education not to insist upon ‘half-day school’ rule for small budget schools. In a memorandum to the Commissioner, Association chairman K.S.N.Murty listed out the problems of small budget schools if the same was implemented. A majority of the parents of the students of these schools eke out a living as daily wage earners and manual labour and they leave home early for work and return late in the evening.

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