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Chiranjeevi donates Rs.50 lakh to YN College

Narsapuram:: Rajya Sabha member K.Chiranjeevi has announced Rs.50 lakh from his MPLADS funds to Y.N.College, Narsapuram and an order was sent to College correspondent K.Satyanarayana by the West Godavari District Collector on Saturday. Satyanarayana said that Chiranjeevi, who was alumni of the college studied B.Com. during 1973-76 and was cadet captain of the NCC.

Appointed as member of MNREGP council

Vizianagaram:: The Ministry of Rural Development has appointed ZP Chairperson Sobha Swati Rani as a member of MNREGP Advisory Council. She was the youngest Zilla Parishad Chairperson across the nation to get the rare honour said ZP in-charge CEO T.Anita at a press conference today.

ZP chief seeks new CEO

Srikakulam:: Srikakulam Zilla Parishad Chairperson Chowdary Dhanalakshmi urged the government to appoint new Chief Executive Officer immediately as existing ZP CEO B.Nagesh had failed to discharge his duties properly. Speaking to media, she alleged that the CEO was not cooperating with elected representatives in taking up development activities. She said that he failed to conduct transfer process properly causing inconvenience to the employees of many departments. The style of functioning of the CEO would be detrimental to the interests of the district and he should be transferred.

CPI(M) stages stir over women’s quota bill

Srikakulam:: CPI(M) women wing staged an agitation here asking the Union Government to take initiative for the implementation of 33% women reservation in Parliament. Speaking on the occasion, party leaders said the proposal was mooted in 1996 and the party leader Geetha Mukharjee had submitted a detailed report to the Parliament explain the benefits of reservation. They alleged that both the UPA and the NDA governments had failed to introduce the bill in Lok Sabha.

Info to BC panel

Vijayawada:: Chief Minsiter N.Chandrababu Naidu has directed the Advocate General to get the information required by the BC Commission to be furnished by all departments to ensure that it submits its report on including various communities in the list of BCs at the earliest. In a review meeting on Saturday, he said he would review the situation on the public hearings held in the Cabinet sessions on July 18.

Chairpersons of CWCs panels seek rise in honorarium

Vijayawada:: Chairpersons of Child Welfare Committees (CWC) across the State submitted a representation to the Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar seeking implementation of GO No.7 increasing honorarium and release of arrears immediately. In 2014, the government issued the GO No.7 under Integrated Child Protection Scheme guidelines enhancing the sitting honorarium from Rs.500 to Rs.1,000 which was not being implemented.

Women hail Collector’s on the spot decision in shutting of liquor outlet

Chittoor:: Women agitating for the closure of a wine shop amid a residential area in Karveti Nagaram mandal headquarters were a happy lot with the District Collector P.S.Pradyumna conceding to their demand on the spot while returning to Chittoor after completing his field visit to the Puttur division. On coming to know of the Collector’s journey, women squatted on the road raising slogans demanding closure of wine shop and blocked the road. Pradyumna alighted form his vehicle and gave a patient hearing to the agitating women. He spoke to the Excise and Prohibition officials at Chittoor over phone and ordered closure of the shop immediately. The department officials rushed to Puttur and supervised the closure of the liquor outlet.

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