Andhra Pradesh news on February 6, 2017

  • Guntur: Chandrababu Naidu seeks legal sanctity to Special Financial Package:: Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu after inaugurating two Smart Police Stations at Old Guntur and Nagarampalem demanded legal sanctity to the ‘special financial package’ announced to the State. The statement came following the Opposition is demanding Special Category Status to the State. ‘I am clear on this issue and I urge youngsters not to get carried away by the campaign for SCS by anti-social elements’, he said.
  • Rajamahendravaram:: Deekshas on 9 and 10 for SCS:: Prateyka Hoda Sadana Samithi president Chalasani Srinivasa Rao announced that deekshas would be taken on February 9 and 10 at Visakhapatnam at Mahatma Gandhi statue on the Beach Road for achieving SCS. He was speaking with pressmen here on Monday and appealed all the parties to stage dharna in front of the house of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring pressure for achieving the cause.
  • Tirupati:: Ayurveda Doctors’ conference on February 12 and 13:: Sri Venkateswara Ayurvedik College Principal Dr.Sankar Babu said for the first time, a national meet of Ayurvedic doctors will be held here on February 12 and 13. The meet will be held at Srinivasa Auditorium at SVU for which Union Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik will along with 1,000 doctors across the country will particiate. The meet will discuss on the theme ‘Expanding of Ayurved services in rural areas’/
  • Ongole:: Youth attempts suicide over quota issue:: A 25 year old BC youth wing leader allegedly attempted self-immolation over the issue of reservation for the Kapu community. Soon after Backward Commission Chairman Justice K.L.Manjunath abruptly adjourned the public hearing amid commotion, the protesters marched on the adjoining Chennai-Kolkata national highway shouting slogans against the State government and the Commission. The youth Alla Siva Gopi allegedly poured kerosene over himself. Fellow activists overpowered him before he could light a match said police.
  • Visakhapatnam:: Andhra University invites applications for degree original certificates:: Andhra University has invited applications from those who have not collected their manual original degree certificates for UG, PG and professional courses up to 2006 for issuing the same on or before March 31. Candidates can download application form by logging on to and send the filled in ones for original certificates. Candidates are required to pay Rs.3,500 for UG certificate and Rs.5,500 for PG and professional courses through DD from any nationalized bank drawn in favour of Registrar, Andhra University.
  • Visakhapatnam:: Auto driver attacks two policemen:: Two policemen were injured when they were attacked with a knife allegedly by an auto driver who reportedly in an inebriated condition at Reddipalem of Padmanabham mandal on Monday morning. The victims were constable Ch.Ashok Kumar and Home Guard G.Appalaraju of Padmanabham police station. According to police sources, the attack took place when the duo police personnel questioned the auto driver as the auto had the registration number of Vizianagaram and in turn resulted in a heated argument. The accused allegedly attacked them.
  • Visakhapatnam:: Rs.4,500 crore loan sought for water projects:: A delegation led by Panchayat Raj Minister Ch.Ayyanna Patrudu, Union Minister for Science and Technology Y.Sujana Chowdary and MP K.Haribabu on Tuesday met Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and sought a loan of Rs.4,500 crore to take up drinking water projects in the State. The loan from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has been sought ahead of summer for drinking water schemes in Rayalaseema and Nellore, Guntur and Prakasam districts.
  • Hyderabad:: Court summons ‘Srimanthudu’ movie team:: The VI Additional Chief Metropolitan Court, Nampally on January 31 served summons the makers of Srimanthudu film including actor Mahesh Babu, director Koratala Siva and producer Yerneni Naveeen appear before it on March 3. The action of the court came following a complaint against them by writer Sarathchandra under the provisions of the Copyright Act. They were charged for infringement of Copyright Act.

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