Andhra Pradesh News from August 23 and 24, 2018

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  • Visakhapatnam:: 22 tonne of relief material sent to Kerala:: Waltair Division of East Coast Railway today transported 22 tonne of relief material collected by local NGOs to flood-it Kerala free of cost by Alleppy-Dhanbad Bokaro Express and Visakhapatnam-Kollam Express. The relief materials would be handed over to the respective District Collectors in that State. The relief materials included food grains, dry fruits, clothing, medicines, cleaning and sanitary materials according to Senior Divisional Commercial Manager.
  • Visakhapatnam:: Special train to halt at Duvvada:: The railways is plying special trains between Kacheguda and Tatanagar. Train No.0738 Kacheguda-Tatanagar will leave Kacheguda at 1pm on Mondays till October 29. In the return direction, it will leave Tatanagar at 10.50pm on Tuesdays till October 30. The train will halt at Duvvada.
  • Visakhapatnam:: e-charging station opened at NTPC:: GVMC Commissioner M.Hari Narayanan on Friday inaugurated the first electric vehicle charging station at the NTPC Simhadri Super Thermal Power Station. The charging facility, designed in-house by the engineering team at the NTPC Simhadri has all the amenities including parking bays, lighting, power supply and Wi-Fi access, automated monitoring and CCTV surveillance.
  • Visakhapatnam:: ‘Prepare electoral rolls with care’:: Electoral rolls should be prepared with care and exactitude and the officials concerned must take pains to do so said the State Chief Election Commissioner R.P.Sisodia. At a review meeting here today with Pendurty Assembly constituency returning officer and staff, he reviewed the voters’ lists of Sabbavaram, Pendurthi, Parawada and Peda Gantyada. Of the population of 1,000, there should be 700 voters, he said.
  • Visakhapatnam:: Bank manager convicted:: The Second Additional Special Judge for CBI cases G.Satya Prabhakara Rao convicted Andhra Bank manager Akshya Kumar Sahoo and sentenced him to a year’s RI in a bribery case and fined him Rs.8,000. He was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.10,000 from an agriculturist and a dairy owner in Kanchili mandal looking for a loan of Rs.2 lakh.
  • Visakhapatnam:: Newly wed woman jumps into well:: A newly-married woman reportedly committed suicide by jumping into a well at Kondapalem area under Rolugunta police station limits today. Allegedly not happy with her marriage, she resortd to the extreme step, said police sources. The woman has been identified as A.Bhulakshmi, a native of Kondapalem. She got married to a person from Yendapalle a few days ago. The parents of the woman are yet to lodge any complaint. The police have registered a case under Sec.174 of Cr.P.C. and are investigating.
  • Visakhapatnam:: GVMC Staff donate one day salary for Kerala Flood relief:: The GVMC employees donated one day’s salary amounting to Rs.42.47 lakh to flood hit Kerala. A cheque was presented to Chief Minister.
  • Tirupati:: TTD official accused of sexual harassment:: The daughter of an attender filed a sexual harassment case on a senior official of TTD. Prabhavati, daughter of Annapurnamma, working as an attender at Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Temple in Srinivasa Kalyana Mangapuram filed a complaint with the Chandragiri police station alleging that the Assistant Executive Officer Srinivasa Rao had resorted to sexual harassment against her. Annapurnamma alleged that the official had threatened to make adverse entries in her service register if she did not fix him a relation with her daughter. Meanwhile, Srinivasa Rao surrendered before the 4th Additional Junior Civil Judge court late in the afternoon and secured himself a bail.

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