ANANTAPUR: CPI demands probe by sitting judge on land scam:: The CPI State secretary K.Ramakrishna demanded probe by a sitting judge into the allegations of land scam in the capital region. Speaking to media here today, he said that the government should order a probe if it wanted to come clean. If not, it has to be construed that the government is complicit in the matter, he said. Ramakrishna said that they will hold a protest at the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on March 15 to highlight the failure of the government in getting Special Category Status to the State.
HYDERABAD: MLA’s gunman’s pistol missing:: A gunman of Palamaner MLA N.Amaranath Reddy lost his service weapon a 9 mm pistol and ten bullets in a bus while on his way to the city from Chittoor district. The gunman, Mohd Ghouse, a constable working with the Armed Reserve, Anantapur took a bus from Palamaner on Saturday night and reached Hyderabad and got down. He went to the MLA quarters at Adarshnagar and found the weapon missing. Around 10am he lodged a complaint with Afzalgunj police.
TIRUPATI: 3.50 lakh applications received online for Kapu welfare schemes:: Kapu Corporation Chairman Chalamalasetti Ramanujaya has announced that 3.50 lakh applications have been received online for various welfare schemes. As many as 33,000 applications will be processed by March end. He said that the Corporation would spend Rs.100 crore every year for the development of Kapu, Balija, Ontari and Telaga communities.
Theft case-Bank sweeper and two others held:: The Tirupati Urban police arrested three persons including a part-time employee working as a sweeper-cum-attendant at STV Nagar branch of State Bank of Hyderabad on the charge of stealing gold jewellery weighing 725 gm worth Rs.18 lakhs in July last. The jewellery was mortgaged under three accounts. Police said that the accused Chakrala Suresh absconded from duty after the incident. He had alleged taken the keys from the table of the manager and stolen the jewellery. He pledged the gold in three other banks and bought a motor cycle, visited Goa and had revelry with friends. V.Chandrasekhar and K.Venkatesh have been named as the accused in the case.
VISAKHAPATNAM: Woman files case against Army man with rape charges:: A woman along with her parents today filed a case against her relative and Army soldier C.Ramana who allegedly raped her promising to marry her at Bheemunipatnam police station. Sources said that she fell in love with the accused, a native of the Relivalasa area in Vizianagaram district five years ago and the woman’s parents accepted the relationship and even financially supported Ramana to get employment in Army. The accused allegedly promised to marry her and sexually exploited her on several occasions but avoiding marriage citing his family’s reluctance. On knowing that Ramana had been trying to marry another person for more dowry, she staged a protest in front of his house on Saturday.
High alert in the city: With the inputs from intelligence agencies that some 10 terrorists from Lashkar-e—Taiba or Jaish-e-Mohammed might have entered the country through Gujarat to make big strikes on the occasion of Sivaratri, the police has high sounded high alert in the city. The security at the airport and railway station has been beefed up following an e-mail threat to blow the Kolkata airport. Police pickets have been set up at all important temples and locations such as R.K.Beach, Appikonda, Yarada and Rushikonda beaches.
Paryavaran Marg inaugurated:: NTPC Regional Executive Director (South) V.B.Fadnavis on Sunday inaugurated Paryavaran Marg, a new road laid by Simhadri Super Thermal station at Parawada. The 12.5 km long road has been developed by NTPC between ash-dyke to Lankalapalem. He reviewed the performance of the 2,000 MW power plant and also inspected various facilities.
Circle Inspector caught red handed while accepting Rs.1 lakh bribe:: the ACB has caught red handed the III town Circle Inspector KSN Konda today while accepting a bribe of Rs.1 lakh from a complainant. Sources said that the CI has demanded Rs.3 lakh to settle a land dispute and finally agreed to settle the issue for Rs.1 lakh. The complainant Durga Prasad has paid Rs.25,000 to the CI and approached the ACB DSP. On the directions of the ACB officials, the complainant has asked the accused that he would paid the rest of the amount at Waltair club. He was caught red-handed while he was accepting the bribe.