Andhra Pradesh news on January 31, 2017

  • Amaravati:: Medical reimbursement registrations through online:: NTR Vaidya Seva Trust CEO issued orders asking employees, pensioners for reimbursement of medical bills from Wednesday. He said that if the medical bill exceeds Rs.50,000, the concerned have to register through online to NTR Vaidya Seva Trust. If the amount is less than Rs.50,000, they will be given permission in their respective departments. Those who are applying through online have to submit discharge summary, non drawal certificate, dependent certificate and if he/she a pensioner should submit pension payment order, family members ID card and other documents, said the CEO.
  • Amaravati:: Rs.10,625 crore paid towards loan waiver:: Minister for Agriculture Prathipati Pulla Rao said on Tuesday that Rs.10,625 crore were deposited to 55.02 lakh farmers in two phases as part of loan waiver scheme. He said that Rs.4,455.80 crore was credited in 23.45 lakh accounts as part of one time settlement. In the second phase, Rs.3,001.45 crore was credited along with 10 per cent interest to 28.06 lakh accounts. Rs.384.47 crore was credited in 2.23 lakh accounts of horticulture farmers.
  • ANU (Guntur): ANU Distance Education examination results announced:: Acharya Nagarjuna University Distance Education that conducted MA, M.Sc. M.Com courses in last December were announced on Tuesday according to Deputy Registrar of Examinations Bhavanam Anjyaneya Reddy. The results were posted on Candidates seeking for revaluation has to pay Rs.960 for each paper and should be paid before February 14 and have to apply before February 16.
  • Pithapuram:: Former Minister Koppana Mohana Rao resigns Congress party:: Former Minister and Congress party State vice-president Koppana Mohana Rao who hails from Pithapuram of East Godavari resigned the party. Speaking to pressmen here at his residence, he said that he would be joining the YSRCP on February 10. He said that he sent his resignation papers through fax to PCC president N.Raghuveera Reddy. He said that he has the confidence that getting SCS to the State is only possible with YS Jagan and with this view in end, he will be joining the YSRCP.
  • Tirupati:: Man dies of swine flu:: A patient Lakshmi Narayana (63) of Korlagunta here died of swine flu in SVIMS on Monday night. He was admitted to the hospital on Saturday. He was kept on ventilator but failed to response to treatment and died. Meanwhile, a house surgeon of the SVR Ruia Government General Hospital was admitted for swine flu and kept in an isolated ward for suspected swine flu. Hospital circles heaved a sigh of relief as his swab test yielded a negative result said the Medical Superintendent Sidda Naik.
  • Visakhapatnam:: Abburi Gopala Krishna passes away:: Painter and retired Head of the Department of Theatre Arts, Andhra University Abburi Gopala Krishna passed away here on Tuesday. He is survived by his wife Abburi Pramila, retired Principal of Sri Satya Sai Vidya Vihar and his son, an IT expert living in Switzerland. He was born on March 2, 1037 here. He had presented and published 36 research papers at various seminars and in journals. He had also published over 100 poems and wrote nine plays. After retirement in Andhra University in 1977, he established the ‘Abburi Kala Kendram’, a platform for promotion of art.
  • Visakhapatnam:: Assistant Engineer Verenki Ranga Rao in ACB net:: An Assistant Engineer of APEPDCL Verenki Ranga Rao was caught by the ACB while he was allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.50,000 from a complainant on Tuesday. According to ACB sources, he demanded the money from one B.Ravi Varma for installing a transformer and providing power connection at latter’s house cum garage.
  • Hyderabad:: Jana Sena chief assures handloom weavers:: Jana Sena president and actor Pawan Kalyan has agreed to support the cause of handloom weavers from Mangalagiri, Darmavaram and other places in the State. A group of about two dozen representatives of weavers’ groups called on him and complained him of their problems. He agreed to pitch in and also promised that he would attend a ‘Cheneta Satyagraha’ that they are planning to conduct in Mangalagiri on February 20. They were demanding the establishment of a separate corporation with budgetary allocation of Rs.1,000 crore, marketing support for their products, education facilities for their children and access to health care. They also wanted a pension of Rs.1,000 per month per loom.

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