GUNTUR: ANU announces results of Distance Education Examination:: Acharya Nagarjuna University School of Distance Education that conducted degree examinations in last December was announced today. The results are posted on www.anucde.com, www.anucde.info. Out of 15,082 candidates who have taken up the examinations, only 4,911 (33%) have gone through successfully. The last date for payment of revaluation fee is March 23 and the candidate has to pay Rs.770 per subject. The revaluation application has to be submitted before March 26 along with the requisite fee.
HYDERAVAD:Court rejects bail plea of Ravela Susheel::The Nampally Court here today has rejected the bail petition filed by Ravela Susheel son of Minister for Social Welfare Ravela Kishore Babu who was slapped ‘Nirbhaya Act’ for the indecent behavior with a teacher on Saturday. The court however granted custody of Ravela Susheel to police on March 9 and 10 for interrogation. It may be recalled that Ravela Susheel has pulled the hand of a lady teach on March 3 at Banjara Hills Road No.13 and was attacked by local and handed over to Banjara Hills police. The police slapped Nirbhaya Act on him and his driver and were currently lodged in Chanchalguda Central Prison.
Notices to Sakshi TV Andhra Pradesh ministers Prathipati Pulla Rao and P Narayana have sent legal notices to Sakshi TV and Sakshi news paper for writing false news items on land scam in Amaravati.
Day-2 of AP Assembly Sessions Stadiums will be constructed in all 13 districts in the State, says Labour Minister Kinjarapu Atchannaidu. He said that national sports will be conducted in all the districts. LED bulbs have been replaced with the customary ones to save power in the State.
Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on the eve of International Women's day announced soups. He said that there were 8 DWACRA groups with 86 lakh memberships are in existence. He said that those responsible for child marriages will be dealt with severally. He said that government is extending 33 per cent reservations to women. He added that the lands have been registered in the name of women. 102 services have been established for the welfare of pregnant women. He said that a fast track court will be established to dispose off cases of violence on women and children. 33 lakh cooking gas connections will be issued in the State under ‘Deepam’ scheme. On gas connection will be given to each family by the next year end. A fund will be created for building construction workers, he said. Free medical treatment for the women who crossed 35 years of age.
YSRCP leader and leader of the Opposition in the AP Assembly, Jagan Mohan Reddy speaking on the International Women’s Day in the Andhra Pradesh State Assembly while extending congratulations said that in 1977 the UNESCO has passed a resolution to extend equal rights to women on this day. The theme of this year is Plant 50:50 by Step-up Gender equality. He said that everyone in the Assembly has to think of themselves whether we are respecting the women. He said that this Assembly has suspended Roja for one year by violating the rules in force. He also raised the issue of a woman MRO Vanajakshi who was attacked by a sitting ruling party MLA. But there were no cases and arrests. An MLA from this Assembly has attacked the agitating Anganwadi workers and they staged dharnas in front of his house but no action was taken on the concerned MLA. He also quoted the suicide case of Rushiteswari, a second year B.Arch student of Acharya Nagarjuna University and no action was taken on the principal concerned. He also referred the call money case in Vijayawada women were blackmailed with the videos recorded when unable to repay the loans or interest and even that they were arrested and were released on bail. They were granted bail in such a speed as that of their arrests, he said. Jagan referring to a person who pulled a women after consuming alcohol and were attacked by the locals and handed over to the police. The father of that person is right now in the Assembly as a Minister. He said that that the accused father, the minister for Social Welfare Ravela Kishore Babu said that the act is a conspiracy played by Jagan. It is shameful on the party of the Chief Minister to let him continue in the minister post. In an indirect reference to Balakrishna who spoke ill of women which has become a nation wide media discussion. Jagan Mohan Reddy said that 1,338 crore are being paid as interest to loans of DWACR women groups. He reminded that late Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy has extended 25 paise interest loans to women and prior to that they were getting in between 12 to 14 per cent. Chandrababu Naidu has asked the women not to pay loans and instead of waiving has funded Rs.3,000 per woman as a corpus fund. Believing the words of the Chandrababu Naidu, they failed to repay the loans resulting in now paying Rs.2 interest. Jagan said that 12.42 per cent of DWACRA groups get ‘A’ grade while the rest 52.31 in ‘D’ grade. This show the situation of women. On the announcement of the Chief Minister for special cabs for women, Jagan said that the same is in existence in the country and our neighboring State Telangana had gone one step ahead and introduced ‘She’ Cabs.
Audience have enjoyed my comments’, says Balakrishna>br> Hindupur TDP MLA Nandamuri Balakrishna attempted to defend himself for his objectionable comments made at an audio function in Hyderabad on last Saturday. He said that the audiences there at the function have enjoyed his comments and more than half are women. He made this observation in the Assembly on the eve of International Women’s day. He said that he made the comments in tune with the characters required in a movie.
Two more TDP MLAs to join TRS:: Sources said that two more TTDP MLAs to join the ruling TRS. The two MLAs – Maganti Gopinath (Jubilee Hills) and Arikepudi Gandhi (Serilingampally) have reportedly made up their mind to join the TRS. Sources said that these two MLAs have reportedly mete the TRS president and Chief Minister K.Chandrasekhara Rao at his camp office on Tuesday evening and got his nod for joining the party.
MACHILIPATNAM: Tribal women Sarpanches meet on March 19:: Additional secretary to Ministry of Panchayat Raj A.K.Goyal said that the national tribal women Sarpanches’ meet would be held in Vijayawada on March 19. Sarpanches of different tribes of 18 States and Union Territories would discuss various issues during the meeting. The meeting would focus on the problems and challenges being faced by the tribal Sarpanches. He said that Sarpanches form the States of Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, MP, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh have already confirmed their participation.
SRIKAKULAM: Vamsadhara Phase II displaced persons on the warpath:: The Srikakulam administration is facing stiff resistance with regard to the construction of Vamsadhara phase-2 project following agitation by displaced persons for the last few days. The administration is unable to convince the displaced persons who are on almost warpath seeking compensation as per the new Land Acquisition Act 2013. The government fixed Rs.53,000 per house ten years ago and the same is being offered to the displaced persons leading to the fresh agitation in Hiramandalam. They argue that the government enhanced the estimation of the project from rs.900 crore to Rs.1,600 crore in accordance with the new construction rate. They sought enhancement of the compensation in the same way.
TIRUPATI: Police denies permission to Manda Krishna Madiga yatra:: Tirupati Urban SP Gopinath today speaking to media said that they have denied permission to Manda Krishna Madiga Radha yatra following some people lodged objections/complaints. He said that the permission was denied in view of law and order situation. It may be recalled that Manda Krishna Madiga has earlier announced that they would undertake yatra from Naravaripalli in Chittoor district on March 10.
Alipiri case- court acquits another accused:: Sake Krishna, the 25th accused in the Alipiri claymore mine case that targeted the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu in 2003 was acquitted by the sub-court here on Tuesday. This was the third acquittal in the case after Kollam Gangi Reddy and Panduranga Reddy alias Sagar.
VISAKHAPATNAM: Indefinite strike deferred:: The indefinite strike proposed to be held from April 11 has been postponed to July 11, 2016 as per the decision taken at the National Joint Council of Action of Central Government Employees as also in the back ground of General Elections scheduled to be held in five States, according to a statement issued by the East Coast Railway Shramik Union assistant general secretary. The strike notice would now be served on June 9, 2016.
Teachers seek revision of old pension scheme:: United Teacher’ Federation has demanded a reversal to the old pension scheme. In the Contributory Pension Scheme only 60 per cent of the total contribution was paid and the remaining invested in annuity schemes and since it was market driven, the scheme did not guarantee any returns said UTF district president and secretary. They said that the amount was not property credited to the account of the employees and there was not certainty of the amount of amount of pension as it deprived members of full social security and had no commutation and gratuity provisions. They said UTF would organize rallies of teachers and employees in the city and at Narsipatnam, Chodavaram, Nakkapalli and Paderu on Friday afternoon.