Andhra news on April 27, 2017

  • Amaravati:: DIETCET- Last date extended:: The DIETCET-2017 that will be conducted for admissions into D.Ed courses the last date for submission has been extended to May 15 according to its convener Kakinada Regional Joint Director Devananda Reddy on Thursday. The examinations originally scheduled to be held on May 5,6, and 7 has been postponed to the first week of June.
  • Amaravati:: Two AgriGold directors arrested:: The CID police officials have on Thursday arrested two more AgriGold directors taking the total to 11. The arrested are Avva Udaya Bhaskar and Avva Venkata Subramaneswara Sarma.
  • Vijayawada:: Coastal surveillance being strengthened:: Customs Commissioner S.K.Rahman on Thursday said that the department’s surveillance network was being strengthened with the help of advanced technologies. He was addressing a seminar on ‘Vigilance in coastal areas by the Customs Department’, organized by Customs Preventive Commissionerate and Maritime Gateway magazine.
  • Hyderabad:: Telugu students shine in JEE:: Students of the Sri Chaitanya and the Narayana group of institutions continued their god performance in the Joint Entrance Examination results that were announced today on Thursday. Students of these institutions secured the first and the second ranks in South India scoring 345 marks and 6th and 9th ranks at the national level in B.Tech Open category. In all other categories, the institutions bagged eight ranks to the top 10 and 26 ranks in the top 100 said Dr.B.S.Rao, Dr.P.Sindhura Narayana and Sushma at a press conference.
  • Hyderabad:: Unemployees demand postponement of Group II mains:: The unemployees have been demanding postponement of Group II main examinations by three months. They alleged that the time given for preparation is not sufficient. Speakers said that after Group II prelims, a minimum of 5 months time will be given for mains but now only 45 days time has been given which is not sufficient.
  • Kurnool:: Seven die of sunstroke:: Seven people died of sunstroke in the district so far said District Collector S.Satyanarayana today on Thursday. He instructed the officials to take concrete steps to mitigate water scarcity in urban and rural areas in this summer. He was addressing a Kurnool divisional level review meeting in the Collectorate with the officials of revenue, rural water supply, housing and Transco and the MPDOs of 20 mandals and sought reports from the Tehsildars, MPDOS, medical and health, police officials on sun stroke deaths.
  • Yerpedu (Srikalahasti):: Death toll rises to 16 with the death of a journalist:: The death toll in the tragic incident had risen to 16 with one more death of Andhra Jyothi reporter A.Balamurali Krishna (51) on Thursday. It may be recalled that that YSRCP chief Yerpedu tragedy – Jagan Reddy demands CBI probe in the incident. The reporter went to the police station to cover the news of the Munagalapalem farmers who reached to lodge a complaint against illegal sand mining and he was struck into the mishap.

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