Andhra Pradesh News on May 28, 2017

Hotels and restaurants to shut down on Tuesday in protest against GST

Amaravati:; All the hotels and restaurants across the State will close their shutters on Tuesday in protest against the hike in taxes announced AP Hotel Association. AP Hotels Association president Muttavaram Srinivasa Babu said that all the hotels in South India will close their shutters.

Centre allots Rs.1,000 for fluoride affected villages

Amaravati:: The Central Government has announced allocation of Rs.1,000 crore to the State for taking up of safety measures in fluoride affected villages in the State. Water quality sub commission Additional Commissioner D.Rajasekhar has written to all the State governments to submit the details before June 30.

One killed and two injured in blast

Chittoor:: A farm worker was killed on the sport and two persons were critically injured when they were trying to drill holes into a huge granite block at an agricultural field in Thattu Bandapalli village of V.Kota mandal near Kuppam today. Soma Reddy, a farmer deployed a rigging machine from Karnataka for levelling his filed. Its driver and two workers were on the job when the blast took place. Two of them lost their legs and the third one, Ashok Reddy was declared brought dead at the PES Medical College at Kuppam.

Girl’s paternal uncle held for sexual abuse

Kurnool:: The Yemmiganur police have arrested a gilr’s paternal uncle under POCSO Act 2012 on the charge of sexually abusing her for the last three months according to Adoni DSP K.Srinivasa Rao. The girl is residing with her grandmother after her parents migrated to Bengaluru in search of work. Nagendra, the accused used to abuse the girl whenever she went to pluck cotton in his fields, the DSP said.

Left parties to organize public meeting on June 9

Vijayawada:: The Left parties led by the CPI and CPI(M) are organizing a public meeting in Kadapa on June 9 in protest against the step-motherly treatment being shown to the farming community by the ruling TDP. CPI(M) State secretary P.Madhu addressing media said that they would highlight the lackadaisical governance in handling issues such as farmers’ suicide, migration, input subsidy, drinking water, insurance, fodder shortage etc.,

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