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Andhra Pradesh News on March 30, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

  • CHITTOOR: Woman alleges rape:: A 26 old housewife of Agaram Jogindlu village of Gundupalle mandal of Kuppam constituency on Tuesday night lodged a complaint with the area police that she had been sexually assaulted after administering her a sedative by a security guard posted at the ladies hostel on the campus of Dravidian University at Kuppam on Saturday morning. The incident came to light only Wednesday. The woman, spouse of a pig rear, works as a maid at a professor’s house on the university campus.
  • HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh Government withdraws GO on land details:: The State Government on Tuesday informed the Hyderabad High Court that it has decided to withdraw a GO classifying lands in certain villages as Jareebu. As many as 55 farmers from the region challenged the decision of the government. Additional Advocate General of AP Dammalapati Srinivas informed the court that after examining the cases of the petitioners, the government has decided to withdraw the decision to benefit farmers.
  • APSRTC to get 3,000 new buses:: APSRTC MD N.Sambasiva Rao met the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday and discussed various matters concerning RC. In the meeting the Chief Minister has given a green signal to RTC to purchase 3,000 buses. He asked Sambasiva Rao to provide more facilities to passengers and ensure safe travel. He asked the MD to improve the revenue without burdening the passengers and suggested to improve commercial revenue.
  • Mid-day meal funds not utilized fully:: The funds allocated for mid-day meal scheme to provide nutritional support to poor children attending school have not been fully utilized. The Comptroller and Auditor General in its report for the year ended March 2015 said the performance audit of the implementation of the scheme in the State covering the period 2010-15 said there was no proper approach to assess the actual ground level requirement. It noted the unutilized funds ranged from Rs.239.83 crore in 2012-13 to rs.402.32 crore in 2013-14. Unutilized funds under various components of the scheme ranged from 13-73 per cent. The CAG report said that test-check revealed that mid-day meal was not provided to children during summer vacation in the drought affected areas
  • State Government to set up 125 feet high BR Ambedkar statute:: The State Government has decided to set up 125 ft high Dr.B.R.Ambedkar statute in the upcoming new capital Amaravati. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu made the announcement in the Assembly on Tuesday. He said that the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes plans would be implemented and added foundation would be laid for 6 lakh houses for the poor. He said that the government is spending Rs. 460 crore for the poor.
  • KAKINADA: Jyothula Nehru quits all YSRCP posts:: YSRCP Jaggampet MLA Jyothula Nehru tendered his resignation from all party positions except MLA. He sent his resignation letter to party president Jagan Mohan Reddy stating that he was unable to follow Jagan Mohan Reddy’s thoughts. ‘I tender resign all the party posts such as YSRCP East Godavari District President, the party official spokesperson and Member of Political Affairs Committee. TDP MLAs have greeted him on Tuesday for rejoining the TDP. Sources said that many of the MPTCs and others will sail with him.
  • NELLORE: Guest House built in park land:: The CAG report said that contrary to the directors of the district collector of Chittoor, the Tirupati Urban Development Authority to whom he had allotted 2.51 acres in Thummalagunta for a public purpose in 2009 had used it for the construction of a guest house at an estimated cost of Rs.1.27 core. The guesthouse has been lying unused since last three years.
  • VISAKHAPATNAM: Former MPP Padmalatha complaints to DGP against ACP Ravi Babu::Former MPP of S.Rayavaram and daughter of former MLA of Payakaraopeta Kakara Padmalatha on Tuesday met the DGP J.V.Ramudu and lodged a complaint against Madhurawada ACP Dasari Ravi Babu. She alleged that Ravi Babu who worked as the CI of Yelamanchili from 2001 to 2006 had repeatedly sexually exploited her under the grab of marrying her. She said that had a live-in relationship for almost six years and Ravi Babu is now refusing to marry her. She said that he also played a key role in getting a divorce from her husband. Meanwhile, AIDWA leaders in the district demanded dismissal of Dasari Ravi Babu as ACP. They submitted a memorandum to the District Collector to slap SC and ST case against the ACP.
  • AU Vice Chancellor post – 120 in race :: As many as 120 aspirants including may ex-Vice-Chancellors and those who ascended the top ranks of various statutory educational bodies are eyeing the post. Sources said that several aspirants are intensely lobbying for the post, wielding caste and political influences. The three member search committee met for the first time on last Friday in Hyderabad and would have second meeting on April 6.
  • 2,612 GITAM students get jobs in 300 firms:: As many as 2,612 students of engineering, sciences, commerce and management were handed over appointment letters at the GITAM Achievers’ Day function held at Shivaji Auditorium on the university campus on Tuesday. A total of 300 companies visited GITAM university campuses located in Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Karnataka to recruit the students this academic year. TCS recruited 755 engineering students. One of the GITAM University engineering final year students, S.Anirudh was recruited by German Company, UniTech Transfer GmbH-German centre for automation and robotics with a high package of Rs.25 lakh per annum.
  • VIJAYAWADA: Municipal workers oppose GO 279:: Municipal workers from across the state took out a rally on Wednesday opposing GO 279 issued on December 31, 2015 which they said was aimed at terminating the services of DWCRA groups in local bodies and handover sanitation contracts to TDP leaders. Workers affiliated to trade unions such as CITU, AITUC and INTUC descended on the city to register their protest. They took out a rally from Tummalapalli Kshetrayya Kalakshetram to Alanakar Centre. They said that sanitation workers would not have job security if the GO was adopted because the contractor would become the principal employer rather the Municipal Commissioner concerned.

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