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DIC invites applications under PMEGP

Vijayawada:: The District Industries Centre has invited applications for the establishment of manufacturing and services units under the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation program, DIC general manager A.Sudhakar stated in a press conference. It said that manufacturing units would be given a capital; investment subsidy of up to Rs.25 lakh and services units would get up to Rs.10 lakh.

Appointed chairperson of Child Rights panel

Visakhapatnam:: The Department of Women, Child, Differently Abled and Senior Citizens of the State government has appointed Ganta Hymavathi as chairperson of the Andhra Pradesh State Commission of Protection of Child Rights. She is the secretary of the NGO, Nature. The other members are P.V.V.Prasad, V.S.V.Krishna Kumar, V.Gandhibabu, Kesali Appa Rao, V.Yrajeswramma and P.Madmalatha. The term of the commission is three years.

’Dollar’ Seshadri absolved of charges

Vijayawada:: P.Seshadri, the high-profile former clerk of the TTD, popularly known as ‘Dollar’ Seshadri has been absolved of the charge of misappropriating 300 gold coins belonging to the temple way back in 2006. A similar charge against A.Vasudevan, former deputy executive officer of the TTD, was dropped by the government. As per separate GOs issued on Friday, the retired officers will not face any action in the case.

‘One day would launch padayatra from undisclosed location’, says Mudragada

Kirlampudi:: Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham today said that he would one day launch the padayatra from an undisclosed location. Denouncing the police for obstructing his movement, he said he was determined to take out the padayatra to mount pressure on the government to announce an action plan from including the community in the list of BCs. He said that the community were being tortured by the police by filing against them bind over cases and clamping Sections 30 and 144, he said that they were fighting for a cause in a Gandhian way.

’Financial Aid for jobless in two months’, says Chief Minister

Kurnool:: Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu today said that the grant of unemployment allowance to youth in the next two months. Addressing a road show in Nandyal town, he said that he would stand by the youth, ensure their skill development, grant unemployment allowance and generate employment for them. He urged the TDP candidate Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy with a margin of over 50,000 votes.

Speaker Kodela Siva Prasad said that tree cutting should be made cognizable offence

Vijayawada:: Speaking Dr.Kodela Siva Prasada Rao said that the cutting of trees should be made a cognizable offence only when people stop cutting trees. He inaugurated a national seminar on transplantation of tree conducted by the AP Urban Green and Beautification Corporation in association with AP Forest Development Corporation and the Indian Green Building Council of the CII at the fortune Murali Park on Saturday.

GPS devises to sand tractors

Nellore:: The district officials have instructed the owners of tractors used in sand transportation from the reaches to fix GPS devices on their vehicles for better monitoring of the mining activities. All the vehicle owners covered under the 28 permitted sand reaches across the district right now have been ordered to fix GPS within 15 days failing which stringent action would be taken against them as per the rules. There have been nearly 90 reaches spreading over the Penna river, Swarnamukhi river, Pamula Kaluva stream and so on all over the district.

40 posts sanctioned for new BC Gurukula schools

Amaravati:: The State government has sanctioned d40 teaching posts in seven BC Gurukula schools. The posts are one Principal, 7 post graduate teachers, 4 graduate teachers and one physical education teacher while 23 non-teaching staff to be filled by means of outsourcing.

High Court stays Returning Officer’s orders on surveys

Hyderabad:: The Hyderabad High Court today stayed the orders of Nandyal by-election Returning Officer to stop the surveys in the poll related areas following complaints. The Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan has stayed the orders of the Returning officer while dealing with a writ petition filed by Socio Political Analysis and Research Centre Secretary. He made the Returning Officer, Chief Election Officer and EC as respondents. The judge said that ban is on the conduct of exit polls and announcement of results well within 48 hours before the polls.

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