Andhra Pradesh News on August 29, 2017

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TTD deposits 2,780 kg of gold with SBI

Tirupati:: The TTD has deposited 2,780 kg of gold with the State Bank of India under a long-term gold deposit scheme. Mani Palvesan, CGM of SBI Amaravati Circle who handed over the relevant certificate to TTD’s Additional Financial Advisor and CAO O.Balaji expressed his pleasure to be associated with the TTD.

MLC demands to conduct Group II Mains afresh

Vijayawada:: Former MLC K.S.Lakshman Rao today demanded the APSPSC to re-conduct the Group II Mains examination following complaints of malpractice at centres such as Hyderabad, Nellore, Ongole and Visakhapatnam during the examinations held online in July. Speaking to media, he said it was unfortunate that the APPSC served show-cause notices on students who had brought the malpractice to its notice.

Tributes paid to scholar

Tirupati:: The TTD remembered its rich association with noted scholar Veturi Prabhakara Sastry on his 67th death anniversary observed on Tuesday. Joint Executive Officer Pola Bhaskar garlanded his bronze statue at SV Oriental College.

Habitual offenders

Vizianagaram:: At the crime review meeting today, SP G.Pala Raju asked the police personnel to open history sheets against habitual offenders and remanded them in judicial custody instead of granting them bail by officers at the police stations.

APSRTC bus catches fire

Vijayawada:: An APSRTC bus carrying 50 passengers on its board proceeding from Autonagar to the Railway station caught fire on the NH when it reached the government hospital at around 8.15am. An alert driver observed leakage of gas, stopped the bus and asked the passengers to alight. Within minutes, the vehicle went up in flames. However, no passenger was injured. The AP State Disaster Response and Fire Services Department personnel rushed to the spot and put out the fire.

Security tightened at Mudragada’s house

Kirlampudi:: The East Godavari district police have tightened the security at the residence of Mudragada Padmanabham after he and his supporters jumped the security cordon and undertook padayatra for up to six km on Sunday demanding inclusion of their community in the list of BCs. The police started barricading several areas on Monday night itself. They were seen intercepting every vehicle moving on NH 16. About 10 to 15 Sub Inspectors were positioned at five check posts along with a contingent of the Rapid Action Force.

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