Friday, December 4, 2015
There is a need for Special Status for the State’, says MLA Balakrishna
film actor and Telugu Desam Party MLA Nandamuri Balakrishna expressed confidence in the Centre that it would accord Special Category Status to the State. He reiterated his earlier stand on the issue. Balakrishna earlier met the Union Ministers and discussed on the developmental works in Hindupur and Ananatapur regions.
Under trail commits suicide in sub-jail
According to jail authorities, an under trial Sharif Khan (33), a resident of the Gulzarpeta area of the district who was remanded to the Uravakonda sub-jail on November 13 committed suicide by hanging from the ventilation railings. He was accused in 33 robbery cases. He took the extreme step while he was going to take a bath. He was shifted to Uravakonda Government General hospital where he was declared brought dead.
State Government allocates 12,590 acres of land to CRDA
The State Government has issued orders allocating 12,590 acres of land to Capital Regional Development Authority (CRDA) for taking up construction works in the capital city Amaravati. The Government has instructed the CCLA and Guntur District Collector Kantialal Dande to allocate lands in Thullur, Mangalagiri and Tadepalli mandals.
Two legislators join TRS
Ahead of the elections to Legislative Council from Local bodies and GHMC, two legislators - TDP MLA of Secunderabad (Cantonment) G.Sayanna and Congress MLC M.S.Prabhakar joined the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). They met the TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao on Thursday at his camp office. The shifting of loyalties of the leaders came as a big jolt to both TDP and Congress.
TDP suspends Chintu and Murugan from the party
Telugu Desam Party suspended Chintu and Murugan from the party following their alleged involvement in the murder of Chittoor Mayor Katari Anuradha and her husband Katari Mohan.
Telangana Chief Minister waives water and power
Telangana State Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao has waived the power and water bills of poorer sections of the people to an amount of Rs. 423 crore in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits according to sources. This decision will benefit six lakh power consumers and 3 lakh water consumers. His detractors have alleged that the decision was reportedly taken with an eye on the vote bank ahead of the municipal elections in the region.
New ITDA formed in merged mandals
The State Government has approved creation of a new Integrated Tribal Development Authority covering four mandals which were merged into Andhra Pradesh from Telangana. The new ITDA will have under its jurisdiction Bhadrachalam revenue mandal except Bhadrachalam revenue village, Kunavaram, Chintur and VR Puram mandals. Chintur will be the headquarters of the new ITDA.
Danam Nagender denies joining TRS
Congress senior leader Danam Nagender denied joining of TRS. He brushed the news in the air are of the rumors. There was a malicious campaign against him’, he said.
YSRCP activists hacked to death
A YSRCP activist Ramanna Goud (45) was hacked to death in Rowdur village of Kouthalam mandal of the district on Friday by unknown persons with axes and knives causing his instant death.
ACB raids on Registrar office
ACB officials have conducted raids on the District Registrar’s office today and seized Rs.66,600 unaccounted cash from the in-charge registrar V.Ranga Reddy. He became unwell following the raids and was hospitalized. The Registrar could not give convincing answer from where he got the money. The ACB DSP V.Ramachandra Rao said that the meeting of 17 sub-registrars was held at the Registrar’s office and collected money from them to meet administrative expenses. ACB suspects the money is that of the amounts collected from the registrars.
Illegal sand mining-inquiry sought
YSRCP high power committee member Tammineni Sitaram and party Srikakulam district president Reddi Shanti on Friday demanded a high-level inquiry into operation of illegal sand ramps and large scale corruption in ramps in Amadalavalasa constituency. They alleged that Amadalavalasa MLA Kuna Ravi Kumar was trying to blackmail officials who tried to prevent illegal sand mining in the constituency.
Auto rickshaw drivers plan dharna on December 8
Auto-rickshaw drivers owing allegiance to the Andhra Pradesh Auto Drivers and Workers’ Federation will stage protests at District Collectorates all over the State on December 8 according to Federation State General secretary G.Vamana Murty. He called upon for a long-drawn struggle against the ‘anti-labour’ policies of the State and Central Governments. He said that a seminar would be organized at Vijayawada on December 13 in which representatives of various trade unions would attend.
Visakha Utsav from December 25
Visakha Utsav will be organized as a State function from this year from December 25 to 27. Simultaneously, Araku Utsav will also be celebrated according to the Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivas Rao. He said that the government will use the festival to improve the image of Visakhapatnam. RK Beach would be the main venue of the festival and programmes would also be held at VUDA Park, Kailasagiri, Jatara and other places. A model of State Capital Amaravati would be set up. Flower show, laser show and models of temples would be set up. The festival is being planned in neighboring States and all metro cities in the country and social media would be extensively used for the purpose, he said.
AU instant examinations for B.Ed students
Andhra University is conducting an instant examination for eligible candidates of the 2014-2015 outgoing batch of B.Ed. students of AU College of Engineering on January 8, 2016. Students who failed in only one subject are eligible to appear for the examination according to a press release. Online student registration for the examination will end on December 15 and online examination registration starts from December 16 and ends on December 21. Examination fee of Rs.4,000 has to be paid online.
Solar lamps distributed
CitYzen, the CSR arm of Phoenix IT Solution Ltd., had distributed solar rechargeable lamps in two remote tribal villages in Salepugondi under Kotanapalli Panchayat of Hukumpet mandal of the district and Sonabeda under Chumbai panchayat in the neighboring Koraput district of Odisha. They distributed 87 solar lamps among 63 families of Sonabeda and 24 families of Salepugondi. Both the villages located near Araku have no electricity and road connectivity.
RELA files case in National Green Tribunal on sand mining
Readiness for Empowerment through Legitimate Action (RELA), Hyderabad based NGO Vara Laxmi filed a petition in the National Green Tribunal (NGT) urging it to direct the Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha and Maharashtra government to take appropriate legal action against all sand mining being carried out without prior environment clearance or in violation of the conditions prescribed by Environment Clearance. The petitioner wanted the NGT to direct the authorities to formulate and place on record strategy/scheme to prevent illegal mining. They urged the NGT to register cases regarding generation of black money and its transactions by sand mafia.
Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu today launched ‘She Autos’ here.
Chandrababu Naidu has distributed CNG autos to 49 women and they would ply these autos in the city. Each auto would cost Rs.1.91 lakh for the women of which 7 per cent is provided by the State Government as subsidy and the beneficiary would have to pay Rs.4,500 per month towards instalment for next 40 months to clear the loan.