Srikakulam:: CITU State vice-president Ch.Narasinga Rao today announced ‘Chalo Vijayawada’ on September 21 to oppose the proposed privatization of mid-day meal scheme.
Hyderabad:: A Division Bench of Hyderabad High Court comprising of acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Uma Devi today directed the State government to give details of the staff allotted for each Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 13 districts of the State within two weeks. Dealing with a PIL filed, the Bench had directed the government to constitute, register and take steps to see that SPCA is functional.
Kurnool:: Anguished at the Rayalaseema Parirakshana Samithi bagging a mere 154 votes in the Nandyal by-elections, its president Byreddy Rajasekhara Reddy has decided to wind up the party floated by him a few years ago. He convened a meeting of his followers in Muchumarri in Pagidyala mandal of the district on Tuesday to decide his political future. He had discussions with Hindupur MLA Nandamuri Balakrishna recently and is all set to join the TDP.
Vijayawada:: K.Rama Chandra Murty took over as the regional executive director (south) of National Thermal Power Corporation in Secunderabad today. Earlier, he was the executive director for three large power plants of Singrauli, Rihand and Vindhyachal. A mechanical engineer from Ravi Shankar University, he joined the NTPC in 1980 as an executive engineer trainee and held several important positions.
Guntur:: Passengers travelling by Chennai bound Pinakani Express had a miraculous escape on Monday after the driver noticed a broken rail line at Mallepadu railway gate near Tuni. The Pinakani Express left Tenali railway station at 6.35am and after travelling nearly 3 km, the driver noticed that the train was shaking a bit. Driver G.Satish got down from the train and noticed that a rail line was broken. Five coaches apart from the engine passed on the broken rail line.
Kurnool:: Demanding increase in the minimum support price for onion from Rs.3,200 to Rs.4,000, onion growers demonstrated at the Collectorate on Monday. Farmers raised onions in about 20,000 acres in Kurnool district by spending Rs.70,000 per acre but were not getting remunerative price, they said.
Srikakulam:: The State government’s decision to sanction Rs.2,500 a month as pension for kidney patients will come as a major relief for more than 15,000 victims in the district. Many patients in Uddanam region hailed the government’s decision and sought more benefits such as free transport facility and supply of safe drinking water in all the villages of Itchapuram, Sompeta, Kaviti, Kanchili, Palasa, Mandasa and Vajrapukotturu. It may be recalled that the government has decided to extend Rs.2,500 pension to CKD patients .
Kadapa:: YVU College Development Committee Dean Prof. Shavali Khan in a statement on Monday said that 32 B.Ed. colleges in the purview of Yogi Vemana University were declined. There were 53 B.Ed. colleges in its purview and permission was rejected to 32 B.Ed. colleges for the year 2017-18. He said that affiliation was granted to 16 colleges following the recommendations of APSCHE. Show cause notices were served on 5 colleges, he said.
Amaravati:: The State government on Monday issued orders attaching some more properties of AgriGold. It may be recalled that 11 cases have been registered against AgriGold for not returning the monies deposited by depositors and the case has been handed over to CID that seized the assets in Vijayawada. With the fresh orders, 1.13 acres of land at Timminaidupalem in Tirupati Urban, 1045.1888 square yards in Survey No.233/2 and 1645.454 square yards and 3478.262 square yards sites were attached.
Amaravati:: AP Brahmin Corporation has invited applications from eligible youth from Brahmin Community to work as Mandal coordinators. Brahmin Corporation Chairman Ananda Surya said in a statement that it has decided to appoint coordinators to take up the welfare schemes taken by it to the gross root level.
Amaravati:: The State government has placed Guntur R&B Superintendent Engineer K.V.Raghavendra Rao. He is charged with possession of disproportionate assets to known sources of income by ACB that conducted raids on September 1. The ACB officials unearthed documents pertaining to houses, lands, and gold and silver ornaments along with assets to the tune of Rs.3.22 crore. He was remanded by the court .