Andhra Pradesh News on October 21, 2017

50 kg ganja seized and two arrested

Maredumalli (East Godavari):: Police have seized 50 kg of ganga worth Rs.2.50 lakh on Saturday near Madduluru village in this mandal. Circle Inspector Y.Ravi Kumar and SI S.Tulasiram with their force were conducting vehicle checking on Maredumilli-Bhadrachalam road and found a vehicle coming from Gurthedu. They intercepted the vehicle and found 50 kg of ganga which is being transported to Warangal.

Cricket betting racket busted

Guntur:: A man and his son were among the arrested after the Guntur urban police have busted yet another betting racket. The police recovered cash and promissory notes and gold and silver ornaments worth Rs.15 lak. Guntur urban SP Ch.Vijaya Rao said that the CGS police have raided a house in Old Guntur and nabbed several persons involved in cricket betting. The arrested included Koturi Ramakoteswara Rao and his son K.Amarnath, N.Narendra Kumar, Oruganti Madhukar Reddy and Ammisetty Koteswara Rao. The police receovered Rs.1.03 lakh in cash, promissory notes worth Rs.10.89 lakh, silver ornaments weighting 4.5 kg, seven cell phones and two laptops.

Former MLA Satyanarayana Reddy gets Ph.D

Rajamahendravaram:: Formal tribal MLA form Rampachodavaram K.K.V.V.V.Satyanarayana Reddy has completed his Ph.D from Rayalaseema University and got his doctorate degree on Saturday. He did his Ph.D in ‘Parallel String Matching Algorithms for Genomics Data’ from the Faculty of Physical and Life Sciences. He after completing B.Tech (ECE) at Kakinada JNTU pursued M.Tech (CSE) in Hyderabad and subsequently went to the USA to do Masters in CSE and CCNA with Ph.D.

Students demand to drop Narayana from State Cabinet

Ongole:: Students organizations affiliated to Left Parties staged a demonstration in front of the Intermediate Board Regional Inspection Officer’s office on Saturday demanding immediate dropping of P.Narayana, Minister from Municipal Administration and Urban Development from the Cabinet. They hold Narayana responsible for the spate of suicides by students studying in corporate colleges. They said that it was unfortunate that corporate educational institutions conducted classes on Sundays and other holidays declared by the government. Meanwhile, the authorities concerned issued show cause notices to the management of Sri Chaitanya Junior College located at Iskon City area in Nellore on Saturday.

Aqua farmer selected Fellow of research body

Machilipatnam:: Nagayalanka based young aqua farmer T.Raghu Sekhar has been selected Fellow of the National Virtual Academy for Rural Prosperity of the M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation for his experiments in floating cage cultivation. He has been actively involved in research on cultivation of Silver Pompano, Asian Seabass and Sillago sihama and floating cage technology under the aegis of the Central Institute of Brackish water Aquaculture and the CMFRI.

Vijaya Bank sanctions Rs.2,000 crore loan

Vijayawada:: Vijaya Bank is going to sanction a loan of Rs.2,000 crore to the State for development of roads and water resources on October 24. Bank MD R.A.Sankara Narayana and ED Y.Nageswar Rao will formally handover the letter of sanction to the Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar.

Flash floods inundate crops

Srikakulam:: Crops in several villages of Kotturu, Bhamini, and Hiramandalam have been inundated following heavy inflows into the Vamsadhara. With incessant rain in the catchment areas of Odisha, the river received huge inflows on Friday and Saturday. Around 50,000 cusecs was discharged from the Gotta barrage of Hiramandalam. Crops such as paddy, sugarcane and vegetables in an extend of 25,000 acres were damaged following flash floods. Joint Collector K.V.N.Chakradharbabu who spoke to the irrigation department officials said that the situation is under control.

CBI probe sought into R&R irregularities

Vijayawada:: The Central Government has been asked to order a CBI inquiry into alleged irregularities in the implementation of R&R schemes for the people displaced by the Polavaram project. In a statement, economist Pentapalli Pulla Rao who has been fighting for the people displaced by the project, in a statement alleged that Jangareddigudem RDO and Polavaram Tahsildar were kingpins in land acquisition and implementation of the R&R schemes. They were instrumental in misappropriation of hundreds of crores as they were behaving as the final authority in all compensation issues. Several senior officers and politicians were using the RDO and the Tahsildar as pawns in the misappropriation of funds, he charged.

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