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Former MLC Krishna Reddy alleges threat to life

Guntur:: Former MLC T.G.V.Krishna Reddy today alleged that he was facing a threat to his life from Gurazala MLA Y.Srinivasa Rao. Speaking at a press conference held at the YSRCP district office, he along with Kasu Mahesh Reddy said that he had written to the Prime Minister, the Home Minister and the Amnesty International on it. He also said that his plea for a security of 2+1 policemen was rejected by the State government was rejected.

Study on impact effluents on canals

Machilipatnam:: A fresh study will be made on the impact of fugitive pigment effluents on water in the canals in and around Pedana municipality. Krishna district Joint Collector B.Markandeyulu on Monday said that a decision would be taken whether to allow washing of the fabric with fugitive pigments or not based on the study by the AP Pollution Control Board.. Pedana MLA K.Venkata Rao, Kalamkari production unit owners appealed to the Joint Collector to withdraw restrictions on washing of fabric with fugitive pigments in the canals.

BT roads would be laid in all villages by 2019’, says Lokesh

Srikakulam:: Minister for IT and Panchayat Raj Nara Lokesh said that BT roads would be laid in all villages by 2019. Speaking at a public meeting at Palasa, he said all the villages would get LED street lighting facility by October 2, 2018 and household water connections within one year in all the three districts of North Andhra region. Lokesh promised to get more funds allocated for the proposed offshore project over the Mahendra Tanaya River to benefit the people of Palasa and its surrounding areas. Earlier, he inaugurated an RO water plant on the outskirts of Srikakulam to provide safe drinking water to the patients suffering from kidney diseases.

Former MLA Anna Rambabu sentenced to two years jail in land dispute case

Markapuram:: Giddalur former MLA Anna Rambabu was sentenced to undergo two years imprisonment by the Markapuram 1st Additional Magistrate in a land dispute case. He was later released on bail. Going into the details, one G.Surendranath of Markapuram has sold some extent of land to Rambabu. But, Rambabu insisted him to sell the remaining land to him and in the absence of Surendranath, he went to his house and threatened Surendranath’s wife. They lodged a police complaint on August 11, 2008 and a case has been registered u/s 452, 506, 509 of IPC. The magistrate has delivered the judgement. The advocate appearing on behalf of Rambabu filed a petition, the court granted bail till October 13.

Centre releases Rs.2,074 crore due to the State

Amaravati:: The Union Ministry for Revenue has released Rs.2,074 crore due to the State as its share under direct and indirect taxes. The amount included Rs.613 crore are under Corporate Tax and Rs.536 crore under income tax, Rs.293 crore under Customs duty and Rs.305 crore under Excise duty.

Government grants permission for recruitment of 12 staff in ACB

Amaravati:: The State government today issued orders to recruit 12 posts lying vacant in the Anti-Corruption Bureau through outsourcing following the recommendations of ACB DG RP Thakur requesting for recruitment of staff. As many as nine staff members would be appointed at ACB headquarters in Vijayawada while one each at Rajamahendravaram, Eluru, Vijayawada offices.

Additional posts sanctioned in PHCs

Amaravati:: The State government has sanctioned additional posts in PHCs in Agency areas where the hospitals working round the clock. The Finance Secretary Muddada Ravichandra has issued orders today. There were 153 PHCs in the Agency areas across the State and 49 PHCs are working round the clock and the health department has sent proposals to convert the remaining into round the clock PHCs. The government has sanctioned 84 Civil Assistant Surgeons, 208 staff nurses, 208 orderly nursing staff, 104 IV class staff. Of these, the doctors and staff nurses will be taken in on contract basis while the rest on outsourcing system.

SV Prasad term as Vigilance Commissioner extended by three years

Amaravati:: The State Vigilance Commissioner SV Prasad whose term ends by 1st of next month was extended by three years. The Chief Secretary Dinesh Kumar has today issued orders to this effect. It may be recalled that the State government has appointed SV Prasad as Vigilance Commissioner on September 29, 2014.

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