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Special package for North Andhra sought

Srikakulam:: The District Congress Committee today asked the Union government to implement special package for the North Andhra region to help backward districts. Party district president Dola Jaganmohana Rao released a ‘charge sheet’ against both the Union and State governments. He said that the BJP and TDP leaders had failed to fulfil their promises given during the last general elections.

=CITU demands hike in minimum wages from Rs.6,000 to Rs.18,000 Srikakulam:: ‘Sramikh Sankharavam’ launched as part of the agitation to press for increase in minimum wages from Rs.6,000 to Rs.18,000 evoked good response in all divisions according to CITU vice president D.Govinda Rao. As part of the programme, CITU leaders had been touring Srikakulam, Tekkali and Palakonda divisions. The campaign was launched on June 21. They are meeting the people to mobilize their support for the proposed protest at Srikakulam Collector’s office on July 3.

Minister Somireddy Chandramohan announces sops to tribal farmers

Vizianagaram:: Minister for Agriculture Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy today announced sops on subsidy for farmers in all scheduled mandals under the ITDAs at Parvathipuram, Sitampet and Paderu in the three north Andhra districts. He announced the same while speaking at a workshop conducted to create awareness programme for tribal farmers at Parvathipuram. He said that 221 additional multi-purpose extension officers would be appointed in the three districts, he said. He announced free distribution of irrigation tools and offered 75 per cent subsidy on functional marketing infrastructure like cold storages, marketing vans, fruit ripening chambers etc.,

SPMVV PGCET-2017 second phase counselling

Tirupati:: For admissions into Sri Padmavati Mahila University PG Courses, the second phase of counselling will begin from June 27 said Admissions department director Prof.V.Kalarani. The counselling for the remaining seats in M.A., M.Com., Special B.Ed courses will be held on June 29. Those who did ot apply for PG CET can appear for spot counselling but they have to qualify in the written test on the morning of June 29. Detail an be had on

Kamalamma appointed as PCC vice-president

Amaravati:: APCC president N.Raghuveera Reddy has appointed the central SC Commission member P.M. Kamalamma as PCC vice-president. She came from Badvel along with party activists and took the appointment letter from Raghuveera Reddy on Saturday.

Prof.Subhakar appointed as Vice Chancellor of VIT-AP University

Amaravati:: Prof.Dr.D.Subhakar has been appointed a the newly established Vellore Institute of Technology -AP University Vice Chancellor. He is currently working as Director of VIT Software Development VIT, Dan of Academics. The classes in VIT-AP university will commence from July 19. VIT University

CPI takes out rickshaw rally

Kakinada:: CPI activists took out a rickshaw rally protesting against stoppage of distribution of sugar and kerosene at fair price shops on Saturday. CPI leader T.Madhu said the government was even planning to stop distributing rice.

Textile shops to close for four days in protest against GST

Vijayawada:: Andhra Pradesh Textile Federation State president B.Malleswara Reddy said that the cloth merchants across the State will down their shutters for four days from Jun 27 in protest against GST. The decision was taken at meeting held in New Delhi on June 22 and 23. The shops will be closed on Jun 27,28 and 29 and on businessmen will wear black badges and stage protest against cloth shops on June 30.

Contract lecturers’ transfers

Amaravati:: The State government has decided to effect transfers to contract lecturers working in government junior colleges. The government has decided to transfer the lecturers who completed stay of five years in a particular college. After completing the modalities, the transfers schedule will be announced according to sources. Reliable sources said that their contract have not been renewed and salaries were not paid but the government is planning to implement transfers.

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