Andhra Pradesh news on February 7, 2017

  • Kalikiri (Pileru-Chittor):: Kalikiri Sainik School entrance examination results announced:: The entrance test that was conducted for admission into Class VI and IX on January 15 have been released on Tuesday. The qualified candidates have to attend for an interview and medical test and call letters have been sent to the qualified students. Those who did not receive the letters can call on phone number 0877-2500270 and the results are available on the website
  • Guntur:: There could be no takers for non-clinical PG courses:: The number of students qualified in NEET is lesser than the prescribed ratio of 1:5 which might even throw up a situation in which some of the courses in non-clinical category might not be filled. There are 1,497 seats allotted to Andhra Pradesh out of 2,947 seats in both Telugu Speaking States. The number of candidates qualified in the NEET in the State is just 4,906 that have the admission ratio to 1:2.5 which is far below the MCI norms. S.Appala Naidu, Registrar of Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences said that the Health Ministry had written to the Centre to consider reducing the minimum percentile points.
  • Srikakulam:: IT officials conduct raids in Palasa:: The Income Tax officials on Tuesday conducted raids on the houses of doctors, gold merchants and cashew traders in Palasa. Ten teams have participated in the raids that were conducted simultaneously Sources said that teams from Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram have also inspected the houses of high net worth individuals. Palasa Cashew Traders’ Association president Malla Srinivasa Rao confirmed that the raids were under way.
  • Srikakulam:: Committee on Chronic Kidney Diseases to submit report in one year:: The experts committee headed by Dr.T.Ravi Raju, Vice chancellor of Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences said that the committee will submit its report on Chronic Kidney Diseases within a year. The committee members headed by Dr.Ravi Raju, Manoj Prabhudeep Kaur and George Abraham, Gangadhar will study intensively the reasons for the spread of the disease in the Uddanam region here in the district. The government has collected in a door-to-door campaign collected blood samples from 9,000 people and blood samples of 1.25 lakh people would be collected with the support of mobile medial teams.
  • Visakhapatnam:: Hunger strike for SCS from February 9 to 12: The Committee for Special Category Status (SCS) to the State will undertake hunger strike in front of GVMC Gandhi statue from February 9 to 12 according to Andhra Intellectuals’ Forum member Ch. Srinivas. He said on Tuesday that the BJP and TDP were misleading the people after promising SCS to the State. Former Vice Chancellor of Acharya Nagarjuna University Dr.V.Balamohan Das released a book written by Srinivas titled ‘Special Category Status – AP’s right’.
  • Visakhapatnam:: Union Minister agrees to grant Rs.213 crore for UGD and storm water drains:: Union Minister for Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu in principal has agreed to sanction Rs.213.86 crore for under ground and storm water drainage system in the city as part of Smart City Project. Minister for Panchayat Raj Ch.Ayyanna Patrudu, BJP MLA P.Vishnu Kumar Raju and TDP MLA V.Ramakrishna Babu called on him and submitted a representation for sanction of more funds to develop as smart city.

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