Andhra Pradesh State News on December 9, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Katari couple murder case
The police have arrested Srikalahasti Trust Board member Kasaram Ramesh and advocate Yoganand today in the murder of Chittoor Mayor Katari Anuradha and her husband Mohan. . The police are on hunt for Mogali, an accused in the case.


Excise raids on bars
The officials of Prohibition and Excise department of Guntur district raided all bars on Tuesday following the tragedy that occurred in Vijayawada in which five persons were dead and over 27 hospitalized. They have collected the samples and sent them to labs for further analysis after conducting diluting test. Addressing the media men after launching ‘Jana Chaitanya Yatra’ in Chilakaluripet, he said that the government will crack the whip against illegal wine shops and will not spare those responsible for the hooch tragedy.


Three municipalities changed as Corporations
The State Government has on Wednesday issued orders upgrading three municipalities – Machilipatnam, Srikakulam and Viziangaram as Corporations. The Principal Secretary of Municipal Administration R.Karikal issued orders.

Vigilance and Monitoring committees
The State Government has constituted district level vigilance and monitoring committees on the harassments on SCs/STs. The District Collector would head the Committee while the MPs, MLAs, MLCs, Group ‘A’ officers form SC/ST categories and five from NGOs. They will have two years term in the office.


Contract lecturers will be regularized
Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that private universities bill will be introduced in the Assembly on December 17. He said that the main aim of the bill is to make competitiveness in education. Common universities bill be amended. The said that cabinet sub-committee will meet on December 18 on the issue of regularizing the contract lecturers.


252 new Medical centres to come up
The State Medical and Health Principal Secretary Poonam Malakondaiah said that another 252 medical centres will come up in town limits. She inspected the foundation stone laying site for AIIMS scheduled on December 19. She threatened that action would be taken on PHC doctors and staff who fail to discharge their duties properly.


Arrow attack-two tribals injured
Two tribal people were injured when a man in an inebriated condition attacked them with arrows in the early hours of Wednesday at Vegitota hamlet of Chintoor mandal. The injured were rushed to the Area Hospital in Bhadrachalam and their condition was stated to be critical. Police said that Midiyam Muttaiah (35) came out of his home in the early hours of the day and started attacking people with arrows. The police took him into custody and are interrogating.


Jute Mill announces lockout
Sri Lakshmi Srinivas Jute Mill at Rajam in the district has today announced lockout. The workers have today staged a protest agitation and alleged that the management has announced lockout without any information. With the lockout, the families of the workers were thrown on the roads. It may be recalled that Bhajarang Jute Mill management in Guntur has recently announced lock out.

ACB conducts raids on Senior Assistant in Irrigation Department
The Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths are conducting raids on the house of Bharati, senior assistant in Irrigation department. The raids are being conducted at the residences of her relatives in Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad simultaneously following allegations of disproportionate assets. The officials have so far found over Rs.1 crore of assets.


Molakala Punnami on postal stamp
The Postal Department has published the cover page of the Telugu literary work Molakala Punnami on a stamp which is said to be the first of its kind in south India. The book is a compilation of short stories which was the first ‘Yuva Puraskar Award’ of the Sahitya Academy for its author Dr.Vempalli Gangadhar for the year 2011.The Kadapa head post office on Wednesday released the Rs.5 stamp bearing the cover page of the book. It may be recalled that the postal department has already introduced the ‘My Stamp’ concept under which any individual can submit an application by paying a fee of Rs.300 and get 12 stamps bearing his image on the stamp.


SIT formed to investigate the liquor tragedy
The State Government has formed a Special Investigation Team led by DIG Mahesh Chandra. It may be recalled that five persons were dead on Monday and many persons hospitalized after taking spurious liquour at Swarna Bar and Restaurant at Krishna Lanka.


Selected for President’s medal
K.Y.Reddy and G.N.K.Reddy part-time inspectors, Civil Defence from Waltair Division of ECoR have been selected for the President’s Medal for their meritorious service. DRM Chandralekha Mukherjee felicitated them on Wednesday. They were chosen for the award in recognition of their services in maintaining the fire extinguishers of the division, efforts in restoration works in the aftermath of the devastating cyclone Hudhud.

Vijayawada Excise superintendent suspended
The State Government has placed the Vijayawada Excise Superintendent N.V.Ramana in the back drop of the Swarna Bar and Restaurant, Krishna Lanka spurious liquor tragedy in which five persons were dead. Excise Commissioner Meena made him responsible for the tragedy by allowing sale of spurious liquor.

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