Andhra Pradesh State News on December 13, 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015


Katari couple murder case – Main accused shifted to Kadapa Central Prison
The Chittoor police today shifted Chintu, the main accused in the double murder of Chittoor Mayor Katari Anuradha and her husband Katari Mohan to the Kadapa Central Prison. He had been in the police custody since December 1, 2015. Chittoor DSP Lakshmi Naidu said that Chintu (Chandrasekhar) has cooperated well with the investigating officers and he had confessed to his direct participating in the double murder on November 17, 2015. It may be recalled that the police listed 11 accused in the case and had already taken nearly 20 persons into custody for examination. Mogihli, one of the 11 accused is still at large.


Chandi Yagam-KCR to invite Chandrababu today
Telangana State Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao will fly to Vijayawada today morning to extend invitation to AP Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu to participate in the Ayutha Chandi Yagam to be performed by Chandrasekhara Rao at his farmhouse at Erravelli village in Medak from December 23 to 27. Over 100 structures for sacred fire inside a huge ‘yaga sala’ have come up over 12 acres since the ‘bhoomi pooja’ last moth. The priests will recite Durga Sapta Sati 10,000 times at the rate of 2,000 recitations daily.

Vasudeva Deekshitulu assumes charge
Senior journalist Vasudeva Deekshitulu today assumed office of the Chairman of the AP Press Academy. Advisor (communications) to Government of AP Parakala Prabhakar, former Chairman of AP Press Academy T.Surender and other senior journalists were present.

LED lighting in villages shortly
State Energy Secretary Ajay Jain said that the LED bulbs will be made in use in villages shortly. He said that the street lights in gram panchayats will be replaced by LED bulbs. In all 12,900 panchayats in the State will be implemented in a phased manner. In this context, 25 lakh bulbs have to be installed and arrangements are on in this direction, he said. An action plan will be taken up shortly.


Tenant farmer commits suicide
Kovelakuntla:: A tenant farmer Guddeti Suresh Reddy (35) has committed suicide on Saturday night by consuming pesticide following mounting debts.Sources said that the crop failure resulted him in huge losses is said to be the reason.


Missing Vizag girl found in Nellore
An eleven old girl from Visakhapatnam Kavya Sri who had gone missing from her school in the city was found at Gudur in Nellore district on Sunday. She reached the town by travelling in various trains. Railway employees who found her at Gudur railway station alerted the police who in turn alerted the police. She said that she had run away from her school and boarded the train after her one of her teachers bet her.

National Lok Adalat-4,122 cases settled
In the National Lok Adalat that was held here on Saturday, nearly 4,122 cases regarding motor vehicle accidents, insurance claims, banks and so on have been settled. District and Sessions judge Ch.Kanaka Durga Rao who is also the Chairman of District Legal Services Authority along with the SP Gajarao Bhupal handed over a cheque for Rs.9 lakh to be beneficiaries in connection with motor vehicle accident case. The Judge said that the Lok Adalat benches heard the cases following directions from the National Legal Services Authority and the State Legal Services Authority for ensuring speedy justice.


Task Force DIG undertakes combing
The Task Force DIG Kanta Rao on Sunday undertook combing in the thick Seshachalam forest along with his staff and media as part of Vana Chaitanya Yatra. He inspected the sites where the smugglers fell down red sanders trees. He said that two base camps would be established to arrest illegal felling of red sanders trees. He said that red sanders trees over 15,000 worth over Rs.45,000 crore were cut by the smugglers.


Zilla Parishad Chief Lalam Bhavani review progress of works
Zilla Parishad Chairperson Lalam Bhavani addressing the officials at the review of works under Zilla Parishad standing committees, Two, Four, Seven and One on Sunday directed the officials to complete the pending works. She reviewed works of rural development, education, medical services, panchayat raj, transport, rural water supply, electricity and irrigation. Assistant Project Director of DRDA explained that 4,61,989 members of SHGs received Rs.138.60 crore directly into their group account for economic strengthening of the groups. An amount of Rs.11.1 crore was released under Stree Nidhi for 5,028 members of SHGs, he said.


Actor Sobhan Babu’s statue unveiled
Minister for Irrigation Devineni Umamaheswara Rao unveiled the statue of actor Sobhan Babu along with Rajahmundry MP M.Muralimohan, MLAs Bonda Uma Maheswara Rao and Gadde Rammohan Rao. He promised to look into the plea to name Andhra Patrika Centre after Sobhan Babu. He said that he would first bring the issue to the notice of the Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu and later initiate measures to pass a resolution in council meeting of the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation to name the junction as Sobhan Babu Circle. He said steps would be taken to institute awards in the name of Sobhan Babu.

Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad seeks action against educational officials
Former MP and Kendriya Hindi Samithi member Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad demanded action be taken against the officials who alleged misled the government with regard to the 10th schedule of AP Re-organization Act. He said that the institutions listed in the schedule should continue to render service in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana State. He said that Telangana State declined to offer services to three centres of Telugu University in the State and the matter landed in High Court but the government did not respond. It merely sent a cheque to the University regarding salaries of teaching and non-teaching staff of three centres. He said that the cheque should come through the Telangana State Government. He said that the AP State Council matter too landed in Supreme Court in which AP government is a petitioner. The case was adjourned to January 5, 2016 following the non-appearance of the advocate, he said.

Raghurami Reddy is the new president of APTF
N.Raghurami Reddy from Anantapur was unanimously elected as the president of AP Teachers Federation at a two day State Council meet held in Vijayawada. The State Secretary is P.Panduranga Vara Prasada Rao. The other members of the committee are Ch.Manjula –vice-president, A.Shyam Sunder Reddy, Y.Netanjaneya, Ch.Bala Krishna Murty, N.Raghuramaiah. Secretaries are B.Venkatapati Raju, SV Anil Kumar, E.Raja Gopal, B.Narasimhulu, I.Vijaya Sarathi, D.Sarasawati. The meeting has passed 60 resolutions.

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