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Andhra Pradesh News on April 13, 2016

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

HYDERABAD: Cash-for-vote scam-Judgement in case filed by Mathaiah soon:: justice B.Siva Sankara Rao of Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday declared that judgement in the case filed by Jerusalem Mathaiah, an accused in the cash-for-vote scam will be delivered soon. He concluded the in-camera proceedings, attended by the advocates on record. It may be recalled Mathaiah was an accused in the scam and filed quash petition contending that criminal case could not have been registered and continued. The Judge granted stay of arrest when the case was admitted.

Rohit Vemula kin to adopt Buddhism:: The family of Rohit Vemula will be converting to Buddhism in the presence of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar’s grandsons, Prakash and Anandraj Ambedkar at an event to be held in Mumbai on Thursday. Rohit’s mother Radhika and brother Raja Vemula have already arrived in Mumbai. Rohit was a follower of Buddhism according to a close friend of D.Prashanth. The latter is one of the three research scholars who along with Rohit was faced with varsity initiated disciplinary action.

Intermediate second year results likely on April 26:: Intermediate Board Secretary M.V.Satyanarayana said that the first year results of Intermediate will be released on April 22 and the second year results in two to three days of the announcement of first year results. It may be recalled that the Intermediate examinations were held from March 3 to 21. The Intermediate Board has announced summer holidays to all junior colleges from March 29 to May 31. The Board will initiate action against private colleges that conduct classes during summer vacations.

Andhra Pradesh bans temple fireworks:: In the wake of fireworks tragedy at the temple festival in Kerala, the Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday issued instructions to all temples in the State to take adequate safety measures. The government said that henceforth no fireworks shall be there as part of any temple festival. Even if it is contemplated as per tradition of any particular temple, prior approval of the local district administration must be taken. According to instructions issued by the government, the executive officers of the all temples with income of Rs.25 lakh must approach the district fire officer and seek his advice on preparing fool proof plans for fire safety at temples.

Funeral expenses of the deceased government employees enhanced:: The State Government has enhanced the funeral expenses of those who died during service from the existing Rs.10,000 to Rs.15,000. A GO has been issued by the Principal Secretary, General Administration (services). It may be noted here that the X Pay Commission has recommended to enhance the funeral expenses to Rs.20,000 but the State Government has limited it to Rs.10,0000.

Court stays proceedings against IAS Officer Sam Bob::The Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday stayed criminal proceedings against senior IAS officer B.Sam Bob pending before the special CBI court of the city with regard to illegal investments case of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. The CBI named Sam Bob, the then Principal Secretary (Industries and commerce Department) as an accused with regard to the Memorandum of Agreement signed with Lepakshi Knowledge Hub.

YSRCP to launch agitation against TDP’s failure on drought:: The YSRCP has decided to launch an agitation against the TDP government for its failure in tackling the severe drought conditions in the State. The party has alleged that the TDP proved inefficient to get central funds. While Maharashtra got Rs.3,050 crore and Telangana received Rs.600 crore, AP could secure only Rs.443 crore, it said. YSRCP senior leader and MLC Ummareddy Venkateswarlu said that the State is facing severe drought situation and the government has been indifferent in addressing the issues and in seeking central assistance. It also failed to implement the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. We will stage agitations at all Collector and mandal offices to highlight the failure. Party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy would also participate in the dharna programme, he said.

VISAKHAPATNAM: Software glitch hits online tax payment: The demand uploading for property tax payment was done on all the other platforms barring online payment on Wednesday. There is some software problem resulting in error and the IT department had tried to rectify but will be done by Thursday evening. However, uploading was completed at the ‘Saukaryam’ centres, bank counters and e-seva centres.

Mild tremors hits city:: Residents in apartment complexes in some areas of the city became panic and came out of it with the city witnessed mild tremors on Wednesday evening. They ran out of their houses and alerted others. An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 on the Richter scale was reported on the Indo-Myanmar boarder around 7.25pm on Wednesday and mild tremors reported from various parts of India.

Baisakhi celebrations celebrated:: Gaiety and religious fervor marked the Basakhi celebrations at Gurudwara Sadh Sangat in Seethammadhara on Wednesday. Sikh families came trooping in from the wee hours of the day. They were all ears to the ‘katha’ and ‘keertan’ which preached equality for all human beings. A 48 hour non-stop ‘akhandapath’ on recitation of Guru Granth Saheb was held as part of the celebrations.

VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister to lay foundation stone for housing project:: Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu will lay foundation stone for construction of houses for the poor under the NTR Housing Scheme at Jakkampudi on Thursday on the occasion of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary. Minister for Housing Kimidi Mrunalini on Wednesday said that houses for six lakh beneficiaries would be built across the State with Rs.16,300 crore.

GUDIVADA: Another scam comes into light in Andhra Bank::Another scam came into light in Andhra bank Gudivada branch. The bank officials have lodged a complaint with the police as they could not trace the addresses of the borrowers. A group of seven persons from Nllamotuvaripalem near Bapatla took loan to a tune of Rs.3.33 crores by submitting forged documents. The loan amount went to the tune of Rs.4.79 crore. As the Bank authorities could not locate the addresses of the borrowers have lodged a complaint with the police. The borrowers have pledged the lands situated at Mogalturu in West Godavari and Nallamotuvaripalem as collateral security with forged documents. They borrowers were identified as Mada Subramanyam, Pinnaboyana Venkateswra Rao, Nagraju, Polaraiah, Tandra Jyothi, Anjani Devi were among those availed loans.


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