Andhra Pradesh News on April 18, 2016

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Monday, April 18, 2016

  • CHITTOOR:: Rs.100 crore for drought relief:: District Collector Siddharth Jain said that Rs.100 crore would be spent on the drought relief works in the district with an action plan for the next three months. Speaking to the official of MGNREGS, Rural Water Supply and Panchayat Raj wings, he said that steps were taken to provide Rs.200 each to the job card holders. He instructed the officials to supply drinking water and buttermilk to the NREGS workers in view of the heat wave conditions.
  • GUNTUR: 12 year old boy kidnapped and murdered::A 12 year old boy who was allegedly kidnapped was found dead in an abandoned ell at Thullur village on Monday morning. The boy was believed to have been killed at least three days ago. Locals found the body informed the police. Police have identified a suspect and are on the lookout. The accused is a native of Chintapalli village was allegedly kidnapped by a group of unidentified men at Brodipeta on April 14 evening while was playing in fields.
  • KAKINADA: Nannayya CET last date extended::Adikavi Nannayya university has extended the last date for receipt of applications for the Nannayya CET-2016 to April 23 and the applicants can download their hall tickets from the University website from May 7. Addressing the press, the Principal (Engineering and Technology) and Director of Admissions said that colleges in East and West Godavari districts were now affiliated to the university and clearing the CET is mandatory for student who wish to avail facilities such as scholarships and fee reimbursements.
  • KURNOOL: 57 foot Hanuman statue collapses:: A 57 foot gigantic statue of Lord Hanuman near Togarbedu in Panyam mandal in the district was collapsed on Sunday night due to heavy rainfall coupled with gales. The Hanuman statue said to be the biggest in Rayalaseema on site with Rs.50 lakh donated by farmers of several villages and philanthropists that began in December 2013 was nearing completion when it collapsed according to E.Ramachandra Reddy who is overseeing the shaping of the statue.
  • Logicash staff attacked with iron rods after sprinkling chilli powers and stole Rs.53 lakh::' In a broad day light robbery in Pulivendula town in Kadapa district, unknown motorcycle borne persons attacked two persons attacked a cash management service provider with iron rods after sprinkling chilli powder in their eyes and decamped with a suitcase containing cash of Rs.53 lakh from them on Monday. Vikram and Srinivas withdrew the cash form a bank and were proceeding on a motorcycle to place in it the Andhra Bank ATM when they were allegedly intercepted and attacked.
  • 'VISAKHAPATNAM: Ashok Gajapati Raju takes charge as hereditary trustee of Simhachalam temple:: Younger son of former Maharaja of Vizianagaram PVG Raju and Union Minister for Civil Aviation P.Ashok Gajapathi Raju took charges as the hereditary trustee of Simhachalam Devasthanam on the premises of Sri Varahanrusimha Swamy temple on Monday.
  • Lady doctor sentenced to six month jail term and a fine of Rs.10,000:: A lady doctor T.Gitalaskhmi was sentenced to serve a six month jail term and to pay a fine of Rs.10,000 each in two cases of cheque bouncing cases by the III Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Monday. The court found the doctor guilty and passed the order under NI Act. According to advocate of the petitioners Dr.Gitalakshmi has taken a loan of Rs.7 lakh from G.Suresh of Adarsh Nagar and Rs.6 lakh from K.Appa Rao, his pension benefits on November 18, 2014. She issued cheques separately to the two towards repayment but were dishonored due to insufficient funds. The two moved to the court seeking justice.
  • e-Visa for tourists to Malaysia::AP Air Travellers Association vice president O.Naresh Kumar said that Indian tourists travelling to Malaysia can obtain e-visa. The e-visa system was commissioned on April 15 at the web address The period taken to process e-visa is between 24 hours and 48 hours on weekdays and the processing fee is around Rs.1660 plus Visa fee Rs.1,000 plus transaction fee of Rs.50 online. The payment is only via online. The e-Visa holder is entitled to stay for a maximum of 30 days for tourism purposes. I will be a valid single journey and for use within three months from the date of issue. One cn visit for more details.
  • Car drivers threaten self-immolation:: Tension prevailed here for some time when three cab drivers of Uber services threatened to self-immolate before the Uber Cabs office at Ramnagar on Monday. The police had to intervene and take them into custody to control the situation. Sources said former Uber cab drivers Hussain Malik and two others poured kerosene on themselves and tried to set themselves afire. As per the complaint, the trio along with few others joined the services on July 1, 2015. Initially, their performance was reported satisfactory but a few months back, the drivers were suspended due to certain reasons.
  • Complaint filed against MLA Roja for her derogatory comments on CM:: TDP(urban) spokesperson and former GVMC Floor leader P.Srinivas filed a complaint against YSRCP Nagari MLA R.K.Roja at Gajuwaka police station on Monday for making derogatory comments against Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. Roja was here to express solidarity to YSRCP district president Gudivada Amarnath who was on an indefinite hunger fast for Railway zone for the State with Visakhapatnam as headquarters.

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