Andhra Pradesh News on March 31, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

  • Actor Kamal Haasan conferred with Henri Langlois award::Actor Kamal Haasan has been conferred with Henri Langlois award in France for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema. ‘Received the Henri Langloise award in Paris . Wish Ananthu sir my guru had been alive to hear this. Heard of Langloise only through him.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) 30 March 2016
  • Piduguralla (Guntur): Fire Officer caught by ACB:: Fire Officer Siva Shankar was caught by the officials of ACB when he was accepting a bribe of Rs.20,000 from a complainant. The complainant Narendra’s shop was burnt in a fire accident and when approached the Fire Officer for necessary certificate was demanded Rs.30,000 who approached the ACB. They laid a trap and they caught the fire officer while accepting the bribe.
  • HYDERABAD Police serves e-challan to Mayor Bontu Rammohan:: The police have sent an e-chalan to Mayor Bontu Rammohan for driving a two wheeler without wearing helmet. He was driving the two wheeler on a night for a surprise check over the sanitation situation. The video of the Mayor driving the two wheeler was posted in the social media and the police have left no option except to send an e-challan to him.
  • Centre releases Rs.900 crore to AP:: The Centre has today released Rs.900 crore to Andhra Pradesh. The amount includes Rs.500 crore for revenue deficient, Rs.200 crore for Amaravati construction, Rs.200 crore for Polavaram project. It may be recalled here that the State Government has sought Rs.13,700 crore from the Centre for revenue deficient but only Rs.500 crore was sanctioned.
  • KURNOOL: ATM with Rs.5.27 lakh stolen::Some unidentified persons stole an ATM machine of the Indian Bank in Adoni town on Thursday. The bank manager lodged a complaint with the police and said that it contained a cash of Rs.5.27 lakh. The closed circuit cameras in the ATM were said to be non-functional. The police inspected the ATM centre and registered a case.
  • VIJAYAWADA: AAI plan big for Gannavaram Airport:: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has drawn up plans for construction of new integrated terminal building complex at Vijayawada airport in about five years to accommodate larger volume of passengers and cargo. It will be spread in nearly 81,000 square metres and have facilities on par with international airports. A master plan for it has been drawn by AAI.
  • APSTRC gets new website:: The APSRTC and the TSRTC websites have been divided for the convenience of the passengers as well as both the Corporations stated APSRTC executive Director (Operations) G.Jaya Rao. He said the website of the APSRTC would not be available during Thursday midnight to Friday 9am. He requested the online users to send their ticket cancellation requests to online and for any other query contact directly 040-30102828
  • Protests against raids:: Members of the Fruit Merchants Association downed their shutters on Thursday protesting against raids being conducted by officials. The traders alleged a malicious campaign was being carried out against the fruit vendors. It has badly impacted the business. Fruit Vendors Association president said that the fruit vendors do not use calcium carbide to ripen fruits. It was a false notion. Fruits such as apple, grapes, pineapple and pomegranate get damaged if the carbide was used, he said.
  • VISAKHAPATNAM: Wi-Fi facility at Railway station soon:: In the back drop of the Railway Ministry that directed all the stations where the Wi-Fi facility had to be launched to keep the service ready by March end, the facility has been installed in the station. The service is being provided with Rail Wire – the retail broadband distribution model of RailTel Corporation of India Ltd., The facility was accessible with good speed though there was some delay in receiving of the One Time Password through SMS. Railway sources said that the facility all set and was awaiting inauguration. The facility will be available to the passengers on their mobile phones free of charges initially for a period 30 minutes. For usage beyond 30 minutes, it would attract charges. Visakhapatnam is the 20th station among the 100 to be covered by Wi-Fi this year.
  • Pay Rs.150 pm and walk in the parks:: The VUDA has decided to collect Rs.150 pm from each walker who walks in the parks maintained by VUDA from April 1, 2016. Not even children are spared as it would charge differently as per various age groups. A notice has been put at the entry gates of the VUDA Park and Health Arena regarding the registration fees. The notice says that the walkers have to pay Rs.5 every day or Rs.150 for a month. The decision receives all round criticism from the people of all walks of life. The Health Arena Walkers’ Association has launched a protest against the registration fees.
  • AU gets ISO certificate:: Andhra University has been accredited by the TUV SUD German Company and awarded ISO 9001:2008 certificate for its best practices informed AU Vice Chancellor in charge E.A.Narayana. He said that the ISO technical team visited the University on March 3 and toured various departments of the university and expressed satisfaction over the infrastructure and teaching practices. The certificate is valid till September 14, 2018, he said.
  • Healthcare portal launched:: A healthcare portal was launched on Thursday to provide total information to people about patient care, specialist doctors and diagnostic centres. The portal, was thought of after it was found that comprehensive information was not available to patients though there were many specialists and facilities, CEO of Vivify Healthcare Prasada Rao Paila said after GVMC Commissioner Pravin Kumar launched the portal.
  • AMC and KMC will be referral eye hospitals in State:: Andhra Medical College and Kurnool Medical College would be upgraded as referral eye hospitals in the State like Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital in Hyderabad said Director of Medical Education T.Venugopala Rao on Thursday. The government is planning to start Vision Centres in teaching hospitals for screening and treatment of eye diseases with the help of voluntary organizations like Aravind Eye Hospital and LV Prasad Eye Institute. He said that all blood banks in the State would be linked through eBlood Bank.
  • IDBI strike ends:: The four-day strike by 60 odd employees of IDBI representing six branches in the city came to an end on Thursday. The IDBI Employees’ Association that joined the All India strike to protest against the move to disinvest said they would continue their protest in some form or other till they get a written assurance from the Centre that they would maintain 51% equity as promised in Parliament.
  • IIM global alumni meet on April 8:: A distinguished line up of business leaders, government officials, entrepreneurs and social thinkers will gather in Singapore for the third two day global edition of IIMPACT, a leadership conclave to be organized by Pan IIM Alumni to be held from April 8. Over 1,200 delegates from Singapore and overseas are expected to attend the conclave. It will be held at Marina Bay Sands Convention centre. Singapore’s Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat will deliver the keynote address on re-imagining Singapore-India economic possibilities.

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