Andhra Pradesh news on February 8, 2017

  • Amaravati:: Rs.1 crore every month for Hindu Dharma Parirakshana Trust:: The State government has given its nod to grant Rs.1 crore every month for Hindu Dharma Parirakshana Trust. Out of this one crore rupees, Rs.50 lakhs will be given by the TTD while the rest from Endowments department. Endowments Principal Secretary JSV Prasad has issued orders on Wednesday to credit the funds before 5th of every month.
  • Amaravati:: SRM University to come up:: Pro Chancellor Narayana Rao announced that SRM University will be established in the AP State capital Amaravati at a cost of Rs.3,500 crore. The State government has allotted 200 acres of land for the establishment of the university. He said that the academic sessions would be conducted from July and the courses it offer are IT, Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture, Science and Humanities.
  • ANU (Guntur):: ANU Distance Education examination results announced:: Acharya Nagarjuna University Distance Education that conducted M.Sc (Statistics, Microbiology, food and nutrition sciences, M.A. Hindu courses 1st and 2nd year results were announced on Wednesday. The results are available on The last date for payment of revaluation fee of Rs.960 per paper is February 23.
  • Guntur:: Law students conference on February 12 at Kakinada:: All India Lawyers Union that conducts State level conference on February 12 at Kakinada on February 12 according to AILU State president said in a statement. The meet will be held at JNTU-K auditorium where in prominent legal personalities will attend.
  • Visakhapatnam:: Skill development centre inaugurated:: Andhra University Vice Chancellor G.Nageswara Rao inaugurated a Skill Development Training Centre at the AU College of Arts on Wednesday. He said that it would provide training to students in communication and soft skills. A language lab would also be established at the centre. The first phase of training programme would begin on February 13. He said that the object was to make the students ‘job-ready’.
  • Visakhapatnam:: Seminar on ‘Eradicating AIDS in society’:: AU Vice Chancellor G.Nageswara Rao inaugurated a one-day seminar on ‘Eradicating AIDS in society’, organized at the Durgabai Deshmukh Women’s Study Centre on Wednesday. Inaugurating the seminar, he called on for attitudinal changes in the outlook of people. Unnatural sex was another reason for the spread of AIDS, he said.
  • Visakhapatnam:: Maritime trade summit from February 9, 2017:: Two day East Coast Maritime Business Summit will begin here on Thursday with a roundtable conference of CEOs on emerging opportunities in port-led development. Some of the key organizations participating in the conference are Visakhapatnam, Gangavaram, Krishnapatnam Ports, Dredging Corporation of India, CONCOR, Inland Waterways Authority, Balmer-Lawrie and Adani. Over 300 delegates from various ports, shipping and logistic companies are expected to participate.
  • Vijayawada:: Employees relieved by Telangana State power utilities launches hunger strike:: The Telangana State Power Utilities Relived Employees’ JAC began relay hunger strikes at Vidyut Soudha in Hyderabad on Wednesday seeking their immediate absorption into Genco, Transco and Discoms of Andhra Pradesh. JAC Convener N.Giridhar in a press release said that 1,170 employees who are native of Andhra Pradesh were relieved of their duties after bifurcation. The TS utilities have been paying salaries but have not assigned any work. They are not even allowing the employees to enter the offices concerned, he said. He demanded that the employees should be inducted into the power utilities of AP in view of their nativity status.

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