Amaravati:: The practical examinations for Intermediate commenced today. In the first spell from February 1 to 5, 2,65,832 candidates will take up the examinations. 43,385 candidates took in the morning session and 20,949 candidates took in the evening session. The examinations were held in 538 centres.
Amaravati:: The APPSC that conducted Group I examinations in 2016 for 78 posts, the interviews will be held from March 12 to 23 for those qualified according to APPSC secretary YVTS Sai in a statement. He said that 151 candidates were qualified for the interviews for 78 posts. The interviews will be held from 10.30am to 5pm at New HODs building on the MG Road, in Vijayawada. The candidates will be informed of the same in a couple of days, he said.
Visakhapatnam:: ACB DSP Ramakrishna Prasad said that the G.Lakshmi Prasad was caught in disproportionate assets case had been remanded. The total value approximately would be Rs.6.27 crore according to official value. It may be recalled that Lakshmi Prasad was arrested on Thursday and sent to 14 days remand.
Vijayawada:: Former Rajya Sabha member Yelamanchili Sivaji said the provision in the Budget for paying 1 ½ times of the cost of production of various crops as the MSP was not exhaustive as only 24 crops were covered by it and its delivery was easier said than done. This was because the FCI nodal agency for procurement of paddy and whet was gradually moving away from that responsibility and the Cotton Corporation of India was following a similar path, leaving the farmers in the lurch. AP Rythu Sangham president Y.Kesava Rao said the Budget did not envisage steps that give legal sanctity to the MSP and was silent on the need to stabilize prices.
Ongole:: AP State SC/ST Commission Chairman Karem Sivaji said the Centre meted out a raw deal to the State. The expected handholding from the Centre was not forthcoming even as Chief Minster Chandrababu had been working overtime to attract investors to the State, he said. He termed the Budget as disappointing one.