Chittoor:: Former Chittoor MLA C.K.Jayachandra Reddy popularly known as CK Babu today said he joined the BJP. He said that he joined the party as he was attracted to the developmental policies of the Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi. Speaking to media, he said he would tour the entire district to strengthen the party.
Hyderabad:: Justice M.Satya Narayana Murty of the High Court today refused to grant permission to Gali Janardhan Reddy, accused in mining scam to travel to London. The judge was dismissing the case filed by the former Minister from Karnataka. He wanted to visit London to be with his daughter. He wanted the special court to direct the CBI to release his passport and permit him to travel to London. This was not accepted by the special court of CBI and the order was challenged here. Justice Murty upheld the decision of the special court of CBI.
Vijayawada:: ACB officials trapped APSPDCL AEE Pampana Purnachandra Varaprasad and his shift operator Ch.Venkatesh while taking a bribe of Rs.2 lakh from a person today. The AEE demanded the amount from the complainant, P.Lokesh Babu for shifting the 33 KV electric line from his land to another location. In another incident, the ACB officials today seized Rs.4.5 lakh from the house of Excise Deputy Commissioner M.Siva Prasad following allegations that he collected it in the form of monthly formalities from wine shops.
Vijayawada:: Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has asked the Centre to increase the Assembly seats in the State apart from bridging the revenue deficit that arose out of the division of the State. He met the Union Finance Minister Rajnath Singh today. Speaking to pressmen, he asserted that the things have come back to Square One with change in portfolios of Union Ministers and officials. He pointed out that the State government had to explain the issues concerning the Bifurcation Act with change in guard every time.
Srikakulam:: Excise in-charge Deputy Commissioner M.Siva Prasad was caught by the officials of ACB for the unaccounted money to the tune of Rs.4.50 lakh. The officials conducted raids at his residence following allegation of collecting monthly formalities. He reportedly collected money from liquor business owners and he confessed to have collected the money said ACB DSP Karanam Rajendra.