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CM Naidu congratulates APCNF for winning Gulbenkian Prize

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has congratulated the Community Managed Natural Farming (APCNF), a state agency, for winning the prestigious Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity 2024. Naidu said, I am incredibly proud to witness the worldwide acknowledgement of APCNFs groundbreaking Zero Budget Natural Farming model, which was launched in 2016 during my previous term as chief minister. I am proud that we transformed an astonishing 5 lakh acres into organic farmlands between 2016 and 2019. The APCNF model is unique because it enhances livelihoods for farmers, offers greater resilience to climate change, provides healthier and more nutritious food, and, at the same time heals planetary health. The CM added, I congratulate our farmer sister Nagendramma, who received the award on behalf of ACPNF, representing one million farmers of Andhra Pradesh who are on this incredible journey of natural farming.

Deccan Chronicle 13 Jul 2024 12:41 pm

EC appoints Vivek Yadav as new CEO for AP

Vijayawada: The Election Commission appointed senior IAS officer Vivek Yadav as the Chief Electoral Officer in Andhra Pradesh. A communication from the EC dated 12-07-2024 addressed to the Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh, stated that the EC had approved the name of Vivek Yadav for the appointment of CEO of AP in place of Mukesh Kumar Meena.

Deccan Chronicle 13 Jul 2024 11:29 am

Andhra Pradesh: Union minister Somanna to visit Madakasira to discuss local projects

Anantapur: Union Minister of State for Railways and Jal Shakti, V Somanna, would visit Madakasira in Satya Sai district on Saturday on an invitation from TD local in-charge, G Thippeswamy. Thippeswamy told DC that a meeting would be held there with the Union minister, seeking completion of the long- pending irrigation and railway projects for the region. We will submit a representation to the minister seeking his assistance for completion of the Polavaram project. He said the Rayadurg-Tumkur railway line works were pending for the past ten years and he would be submitting a detailed report to the minister. The five-centuries-old irrigation tanks of the Vijayanagara period are in dilapidated state. Mountainous areas like Madakasira are totally dependent on irrigation tanks. TD leaders have prepared a representation to the government to take up repairs of the irrigation tanks so that these would get adequate storage facilities. On behalf of the state government, a pilot project for restoration of centuries-old irrigation tanks will be proposed to the Centre through minister Somanna, who is currently heading the ministry of Jala Shakti, he added.

Deccan Chronicle 13 Jul 2024 11:21 am

Andhra Pradesh: Illegal constructions in Kakinada demolished

Kakinada: Town Planning department officials of the Kakinada Municipal Corporation (KMC) demolished illegal constructions over the corporations land in Jayendranagar on Friday. KMC commissioner J Venkata Rao warned that stringent action will be taken against those who occupy the corporations properties or start constructions on them. Venkat Rao said all illegal constructions will be demolished without issuing any notices. He advised those who have built structures on KMC land to demolish the structures themselves voluntarily. Otherwise, the cost of demolition will be recovered from such encroachers, he warned. The commissioner said a special drive will be launched soon to remove encroachments on municipal sites. He asked owners of vacant sites to remove the bushes and other overgrowth on their land, as water is stagnating on such sites, leading to mosquito menace and diseases. Venkat Rao said notices have been served on such vacant sites. He underlined that unless the owners respond promptly to the notices, corporation personnel will remove the undergrowth and recover the amount from the site owners. Encroachments in Kakinada demolished

Deccan Chronicle 13 Jul 2024 11:11 am

Naidus 30 Days In Power Deceitful, Says Nani

Vijayawada: Taking on the ruling Telugu Desam-led government on completion of its 30 days in power in Andhra Pradesh, former minister Perni Venkatramaiah alias Nani said Chief Minister N. Chandrababu's actions remained deceitful, as always. Speaking to the media at YSRCs central party office in Tadepalli, Nani maintained that Naidu has been avoiding questions over his election promises. Referring to GO 29 on the Talliki Vandanam scheme, he recalled that the TDP chief promised 15,000 to each child in a family before the elections. Now, the GO specifies that only the mother in the family will receive 15,000. This is proof of how deceitful Naidu is, the former minister underlined. He described Chandrababu as the embodiment of lies. Naidu has only bragged about creating wealth, while taking more loans, making the state the most indebted, he stated. On Polavaram, the former minister alleged that due to Chandrababu's greed for commissions and non-compliance with protocols, the project faced numerous issues. Naidu is solely responsible for the mess the Polavaram project is in, he remarked. Nani wondered that if Chandrababu claims he has completed 72 per cent of the Polavaram project, why did he not specify when he will complete the remaining 28 per cent of the project. He said though the state government has claimed that it is supplying sand for free, it is only free in name. In reality, it is full of hidden charges.

Deccan Chronicle 13 Jul 2024 10:46 am

Indian 2 First Day Collections: Kamal Haasan Movie Off to Great Start

Riding high on expectations, the much-hyped movie Indian 2 or 'Bharateeyudu 2 had decent enough openings in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The film managed to draw Rs 8 crores net collections on the first day but it has a long way to go, says a distributor, who adds, The heady combination of Kamal Haasan and Shankar has given the film the much-needed hype and openings, he adds. Actually, the vigilante movie has been released in over 300 theatres in the two Telugu states and did well in many centres by drawing crowds for the dubbed movie. It is a good opening collection for a Tamil dubbed movie but it is bashed by critics and even social media is loaded with trolls. So a lot depends on mouth-to-mouth publicity for the film to sustain its collections in the days to come, he points out. The much-awaited action film was a sequel to 1996 blockbuster Indian which rocked Telugu box office along with other states. Siddharth hogs the limelight, while Kamal Haasan has lesser work to do and that could go against the film since ticket rates have been hiked in Telangana, he concludes.

Deccan Chronicle 13 Jul 2024 10:22 am

Police reopen beaches in Andhra's Bapatla district after a fortnight

GUNTUR: Beaches in the Bapatla district reopened to the public on Friday after being closed for nearly a fortnight. The police reopened Vodarevu, Suryalanka, and Ramapuram beaches, following their closure due to two tragic incidents last month in which six people drowned at Vodarevu beach. Despite tourists not venturing into deep waters, uneven and heavy waves created sand pits that resulted in 20 people being washed away. While the police managed to rescue 14 individuals, six unfortunately drowned. As a precautionary measure, the authorities temporarily shut down the three beaches and restricted access to the sea. Now, the beaches have been equipped with various safety measures to ensure visitor safety. These include a public addressing system, cautionary boards, designated safe spots marked with red ropes, skilled divers, and police outposts. Additionally, local resort management has been involved to provide life jackets and appoint skilled divers. Bapatla district Superintendent of Police (SP) Vakul Jindal emphasised that all necessary safety measures are in place to protect tourists. He urged visitors to stay alert and adhere to police regulations. Red flags have been installed to mark safe areas in the sea, and tourists are strictly instructed not to cross these safety lines. Children should not enter the sea alone, and adults are advised against entering the sea in an inebriated state. With a 76 kilometres-long coastline, Ramapuram, Suryalanka, and Vodarevu beaches are among the most attractive tourist spots in Bapatla district. They draw visitors from various cities including Hyderabad, Guntur, Vijayawada, Tenali, Narasaraopet, Sattenapalli, Ponnur, Chilakaluripet, and Repalle. The reopening of these beaches, with enhanced safety measures, aims to provide a secure and enjoyable experience for all tourists.

The New Indian Express 13 Jul 2024 9:21 am

Attempt to murder case booked against Jagan Mohan Reddy

VIJAYAWADA : A case was registered against former Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, two senior IPS officers and two other officials on charges of criminal conspiracy, attempt to murder and criminal intimidation, based on a complaint lodged by former YSRC MP K Raghurama Krishnam Raju. Nagarapalem Police booked a case under IPC Sections 120B, 166, 167, 197, 307, 326, 465, and 506 read with 34 with Sunil Kumar as accused no. 1, Sitaramanjaneyulu as accused no. 2 and Jagan as accused no. 3. Former additional SP of CID R Vijaya Paul and former superintendent of Guntur Government General Hospital (GGH) G Prabhavati were also named as accused in the FIR. It may be recalled that the AP-CID had registered a case against Raghurama Krishnam Raju in 2021 under the charges of indulging in hate speeches against certain communities and promoting disaffection against the government. He was subsequently arrested from his residence in Hyderabad and booked under IPC Sections 124A (sedition), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups), 505 (incite, any class or community of persons to commit any offence) read with 120B (criminal conspiracy). The politician, now a TDP MLA, lodged the complaint alleging that he was subjected to custodial torture on Jagans directives in 2021. In his complaint, the legislator alleged that he was arrested in Hyderabad and was shifted to the CB-CID office in Guntur district without a Prisoner Transit warrant. He accused PV Sunil Kumar, PSR Sitaramanjaneyulu and other police officers of beating him with a rubber belt and lathi at the CID office. Raju alleged that the officers did not let him take his medicine despite knowing that he had undergone an open heart bypass surgery just a few weeks before his arrest. He said some persons even sat on his chest and attempted to kill him. How an FIR can be filed anew in a case that has been dismissed? Sunil Raju further alleged that he was beaten till he disclosed his phones password. Raju alleged that Sunil Kumar had threatened to kill him if he criticised Jagan. The 62-year-old MLA said he was later shifted to the Government General Hospital in Guntur, where Dr Prabhavathi, who treated him, submitted false medical certificates at the insistence of police officials. In 2021, too, Raju had approached the high court and alleged that false reports were submitted on his condition by the Guntur GGH doctors. Subsequently, the court had directed him to undergo medical tests at the Military Hospital in Secunderabad. Later, he had approached the Supreme Court, seeking a CBI inquiry into the custodial torture, but his plea was dismissed. Reacting to the case registered against him, Sunil Kumar posted on X, I leave it to your wisdom to understand how an FIR can be filed anew in a case that has already been dismissed by the Supreme Court after three years of proceedings. Further, former minister Peri Venkataramaiah (Nani) pointed out that Raghurama Krishnam Raju had secured bail soon after his release. Based on the directions of the court, the doctors at Guntur GGH performed tests and submitted a report, stating that he had no injuries, the YSRC leader said. The former minister recalled that the MPs plea before the Supreme Court, seeking a CBI probe into the incident was also dismissed. It is a red book case and it wont stand in the court, Nani asserted.

The New Indian Express 13 Jul 2024 9:20 am

Karnataka: Former Minister Nagendra taken to ED office, grilled

BENGALURU: Officials of the Directorate of Enforcement (ED) on Friday picked up former tribal welfare minister B Nagendra for questioning in connection with the alleged multi-crore scam in Karnataka Maharshi Valmiki Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation. Meanwhile, Raichur Rural MLA and chairman of the corporation Basavangouda Daddal appeared before the SIT in the morning. Daddal was questioned till evening. The ED officials picked Nagendra from his house atDollars Colony in the morning and took him to their office at Shantinagar. I am being brought from my home. I dont know anything, Nagendra told reporters while he was being taken to the ED office. The ED officials, who conducted search and seizure operations in connection with the scam, have been camping in Nagendras house since Wednesday morning. They conducted extensive searches at multiple locations across Karnataka, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh and seized several documents, besides quizzing many people in connection with the scam. On Wednesday, they quizzed Harish, former ministers PA. They also questioned Nagendras aide Chethan and media coordinator Nagaraj. Daddals former PA Pampanna was quizzed for several hours on Thursday, before letting him go at night. Former MLC arrested for alleged scam in DDUTTL Former MLC and BJP leader DS Veeraiah, 78, was arrested by CID sleuths on Friday, in connection with the Rs 47.10-crore scam in the D Devaraj Urs Truck Terminals Limited (DDUTTL). Veeraiah was president of DDUTTL between 2021 and 2023, when the alleged scam occurred. P6

The New Indian Express 13 Jul 2024 8:39 am

Andhra Pradesh: Dancer kills hen by biting off its head during performance, FIR lodged - Hindustan Times

Andhra Pradesh: Dancer kills hen by biting off its head during performance, FIR lodged Hindustan Times

Google News 13 Jul 2024 8:33 am

Coastal security exercise Sagar Kavach held along Andhra Pradesh coast - MSN

Coastal security exercise Sagar Kavach held along Andhra Pradesh coast MSN

Google News 13 Jul 2024 7:33 am

Key decisions mark one month of Naidu-led government in Andhra Pradesh - Hindustan Times

Key decisions mark one month of Naidu-led government in Andhra Pradesh Hindustan Times

Google News 13 Jul 2024 7:12 am

Andhra Pradesh to take up repair of damaged roads on war footing - ap7am

Andhra Pradesh to take up repair of damaged roads on war footing ap7am

Google News 13 Jul 2024 6:21 am

Jagan, 2 IPS officers booked for bid to murder Andhra Pradesh MLA in 2021 - The Times of India

Jagan, 2 IPS officers booked for bid to murder Andhra Pradesh MLA in 2021 The Times of India

Google News 13 Jul 2024 4:57 am

Natural farming: APCNF honoured with Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity

VIJAYAWADA: The Community Managed Natural Farming (APCNF) programme of the government of Andhra Pradesh has been honoured with the prestigious Gulbenkian Prize 2024 for Humanity. It has a cash component of 1 million. This is the first time the award selection touched India. The prize was announced by Angela Merkel (chair of the jury and former chancellor) at an award ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal. APCNF and the Government of Andhra Pradesh jointly took the prize along with Dr Rattan Lal (noted soil scientist from USA) and SEKEM (an Egyptian network enabling farmers working on biodynamic farming). The independent Jury and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation chose the 2024 winners in recognition of their complementary work and the need for both scientific research and practical applications of sustainable agriculture. The independent jury of the Prize for Humanity chaired by Angela Merkel chose the 2024 winners from over 181 nominations. The 2024 Prize highlights how climate-related challenges are interlinked and lead to interconnected systemic crises, the award panel noted. A high-level delegation of officials from Rythu Sadhikara Samstha (RySS) the implementing agency of APCNF and the government of AP had travelled to Lisbon for the ceremony. The award was received by Vijay Kumar Thallam, executive vice chairman RySS and adviser to AP government, and Nagendramma Nettem, a champion farmer coach from APCNF. Vijay Kumar said, This award gives hope to everyone in the world that there is a very powerful and a ready to use solution for the climate emergency. Together, we have learnt that farming in harmony with nature can reverse climate change, farmers can improve their livelihoods and their health, while healing the planet. We also learned that women collectives hold the key to scaling this powerful solution. Therefore, investing in farmers and women collectives is critical for building a better life on planet earth. On behalf of the AP government, I am happy to announce that the entire prize money received from this award will be used for the Global Scaling of Natural Farming. Nagendramma Nettem, Champion Farmer Coach, said, I started doing Natural Farming for the good health of my children, but found my cultivation cost has reduced as a result and I started earning money while the health of all my family members improved. This motivated me to mobilise and spread awareness among my fellow farmers about the importance and benefits of natural farming.

Deccan Chronicle 13 Jul 2024 12:40 am

Andhra Pradesh ex-CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, two senior IPS officers booked for attempt to murder - The Tribune India

Andhra Pradesh ex-CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, two senior IPS officers booked for attempt to murder The Tribune India

Google News 13 Jul 2024 12:21 am

AP gets Krishna Teja as Centre issues orders

Vijayawada: On Friday, the Centre issued orders allowing IAS officer Mylavarapu Krishna Teja to work in Andhra Pradesh for three years on deputation. Krishna Teja, who belongs to the Kerala cadre and is currently serving as the district magistrate of Thrissur district, has won two international and seven national awards. It is being speculated that Krishna Teja will work under deputy Chief Minister Pawan Kalyan. Recently, Krishna Teja met Chief Minister Nara Chnadrababu Naidu and Pawan Kalyan in Amaravati.

Deccan Chronicle 13 Jul 2024 12:07 am

Andhra Pradesh to take up repair of damaged roads on war footing

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday directed the Roads and Buildings Department to take up repairs of damaged roads on a war footing. He asked the officers to immediately call for the tenders for the necessary works and complete the road repairs. During a review meeting on the prevailing condition of Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 12 Jul 2024 11:32 pm

Andhra police book ex-CM Jagan, 2 IPS officers in 'attempt to murder' case

Andhra Pradesh police registered an attempt to murder case against former chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, two senior IPS officers and two retired officials, following a complaint lodged by a TDP MLA, an official said on Friday. The complaint was lodged by the ruling party's Undi MLA K Raghurama Krishna Raju, who was a YSRCP Lok Sabha MP between 2019 and 2024 but had a fallout with Reddy at an early stage. Besides Reddy, police booked senior IPS officers PV Sunil Kumar and PSR Sitaramanjaneyulu and retired police officer R Vijay Paul and former Guntur Government General Hospital superintendent G Prabhavati, the official said. Vijay Paul and Prabhavati have superannuated. Raju sent his police complaint through mail one month ago and after taking legal opinion, I registered a case at 7 pm on Thursday against the former CM and others, the official told PTI. Raju, a former MP, also alleged that he was subjected to custodial torture, the official added. Police booked the fiv

Business Standard 12 Jul 2024 11:24 pm

Case against Jagan Reddy is political vendetta: Former AAG

Amaravati: Former Additional Advocate General (AAG) Ponnavolu Sudhakar Reddy said registering of a murder case against former Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is a political vendetta. He alleged that the TDP government filed false cases against the former Chief Minister and several other officials with malicious intent and political vendetta. He said TDP Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 12 Jul 2024 11:24 pm

Dancer Bites Off Hen's Head During Performance In Andhra Pradesh, FIR Filed - NDTV

Dancer Bites Off Hen's Head During Performance In Andhra Pradesh, FIR Filed NDTV

Google News 12 Jul 2024 11:17 pm

ASR District: Adali getting ready for the season's tourists

Visakhapatnam: Adali is a place in Seethampeta of Parvatipuram Manyam district of Andhra Pradesh that creates a sense of wonder within visitors. Not well-known as other tourist spots in AP, Adali is smaller, yet a beautiful tourist destination with some unique things. Parvatipuram Manyam district administration is developing this spot in Seethampeta. Adding to its natural beauty, the administration is developing a tribal museum to showcase the culture and traditions of the tribal communities in the region. State government is spending around 1.6 crore on restaurants, a camp house with tents, and an incredible view of the area's natural wonders. During an inspection visit on Friday, Seethampeta ITDA's in-charge project officer C. Vishnu Charan exuded enthusiasm over how Adali is coming up as a tourist destination, which will attract a large number of visitors. For visitors, among other things, there is Gokulam, shed works at Puliputti, and Horticulture and Nursery Training Centre at Sithampet Mandal, apart from the Tribal Museum. Assistant project officer G. China Babu and Tribal Welfare executive engineer Simhachalam were among those who showcased the budding tourist destination.

Deccan Chronicle 12 Jul 2024 10:35 pm

Andhra Pradesh: Jolt for Peddireddy as close aide quits YSRC - Deccan Chronicle

Andhra Pradesh: Jolt for Peddireddy as close aide quits YSRC Deccan Chronicle

Google News 12 Jul 2024 9:37 pm

Andhra Pradesh: Jolt for Peddireddy as close aide quits YSRC

Muralidhar, along with vice MPPS Rasi Prasad, Eeswari Govardhan, four MPTC members, and seven gram panchayat sarpanches, quit YSRC on Friday. Pulicherla ZPTC member Muralidhar also tendered his resignation from ZPTC membership

Deccan Chronicle 12 Jul 2024 9:37 pm

Cherukuri Sreedhar takes charge as APIIC Director of Industries - The Hindu

Cherukuri Sreedhar takes charge as APIIC Director of Industries The Hindu

Google News 12 Jul 2024 9:23 pm

Hyderabad real estate market is strong, says Credai

Hyderabad : Real estate developers on Friday said that the Hyderabad real estate market would continue to flourish owing to a series of development initiatives taken by Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy-led Congress government. They asserted that the victory of the Telugu Desam in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections, and revival of the Amaravati capital plan, would not impact the Hyderabad real estate market. The Metro Rail expansion, Musi riverfront development, construction of elevated corridor on Hyderabad-Nagpur national highway along with the Hyderabad-Karimnagar Rajiv Highway, Regional Ring Road (RRR) and townships around the city would boost the Hyderabad real estate market, said V. Rajashekhar Reddy, president of Credai Hyderabad, while announcing the schedule of associations property shows in the city. The Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India (Credai) property show will be organised from August 2 to 4 at Hitex, from August 9 to 11 at Shree Conventions Kompally and from August 23 to 25 near Nagole Metro Rail Station. We urge Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy to inaugurate our landmark property shows. He is the face of the Brand Hyderabad and Telangana. Revanth Reddy inaugurating the property shows will debunk all speculations about Hyderabad real estate getting slowed down, said Rajashekhar Reddy. Members of Credai also said that they had urged the government to delay the process of revision of the market value of land, commonly known as government rate, and urged the government to give concessions to women on property registration charges. Apart from materialist factors like affordability, high-quality lifestyle among others, Hyderabad will always be a preferred location for people from any part of India, as people here welcome everyone wholeheartedly, said B. Jagannath Rao, general secretary of Credai-Hyderabad. Government data related to revenue from registrations, number of properties registered and the number of building permissions sanctioned show that there is a significant development in Hyderabad, said a real estate industry expert. Growth story Data of seven months of Congress rule from December 2023 to June 2024 and that of the BRS in the preceding May-November 2023 period shows growth in the real estate sector Category Congress BRS Registration revenue in 7 months `4,670.52 crore `4,429 crore Number of registrations 2,18,160 1,93,962 GHMC, HMDA permissions 18,077 17,911 Source: Government data

Deccan Chronicle 12 Jul 2024 9:20 pm

Andhra Pradesh: Himanshu Shukla Assumes Charge as I&PR Director - Deccan Chronicle

Andhra Pradesh: Himanshu Shukla Assumes Charge as I&PR Director Deccan Chronicle

Google News 12 Jul 2024 9:16 pm

Andhra Pradesh: Himanshu Shukla Assumes Charge as I&PR Director

Vijayawada : 2013-batch IAS officer Himanshu Shukla assumed charge as the information and public relations (I&PR) department director here on Friday. He took charge at 3 pm at the I&PR state head office on the second floor of the NTR Administrative Block at the Pandit Nehru bus station premises. On the occasion, Shukla expressed his happiness at being appointed as the I&PR department director. Shukla further convened a meeting with the I&PR department staff and took stock of the various matters concerning the department. Earlier in the day, Shukla was accorded a warm welcome by the I&PR staff, who congratulated him with bouquets. I&PR additional director L. Swarna Latha, joint directors P. Kiran Kumar, Tella Kasturi, chief information engineer O. Madhusudhana, regional information engineers C.V. Krishna Reddy, Nagaraju, and others were present.

Deccan Chronicle 12 Jul 2024 9:16 pm

Telangana Housing Board Faces Crisis Amidst Inactivity, Fund crunch

Hyderabad: Officials from the Telangana Housing Board, which in its better days earned plaudits for developing colonies like KPHB in Kukatpally, Ameerpet, SR Nagar, Baghlingampally and Vengal Raonagar, among others, are now sitting idle without any projects. The board hasnt been allowed to take up any schemes since the formation of Telangana under the BRS regime. Officials are worried that in a few months the board will be hard pressed for funds to pay salaries and pensions. Rent overdues from the government for its properties stand at Rs 100 crore. Officials contended that the rot had set in during the YSR regime, which saw it as a cash cow to fund the Jala Yagnam programme to build irrigation projects. The BRSs flagship scheme of double bedroom houses was given to different bodies like the GHMC, R&B and the board was finally merged into the R&B. They pointed out that they had proposed 10 projects to the BRS government in 2017 but were ignored. The Housing Board does not even have a properly functional website. The last press note issued by the department was on 30/1/2013. The corporation does not have a fulltime vice-chairman, housing commissioner or a chief engineer. Of the sanctioned strength of 290 personnel, there are only 45 regular employees while a few work on contract and outsourcing basis. The disgruntled employees are hoping that the Congress government will restore its independent status by demerging it from the R&B department. We have been collecting dues from former beneficiaries of our houses for the past 10 years. With division of assets remaining unsettled with AP, a land bank of 3,200 acres is caught in litigation. The Sheela Bhide committee recommended division of assets with AP in the ratio of 52:48, though 95 per cent of the assets are in Telangana. Further, the corporation has a land bank of 700 acres, which is dispute-free and is valued at around Rs 25,000 crore, said an official on condition of anonymity. Pending division of assets in court, the board is paying pension to the tune of Rs 2 crore to employees hailing from Andhra Pradesh. The employees are hopeful that the government gives a fresh lease of life to the board and to them.

Deccan Chronicle 12 Jul 2024 9:07 pm

Dancer bites off hens head during performance in AP, case booked

Andhra Pradesh police have registered a case for biting off a hens head during a dance performance. The video went viral on social media, presenting a disturbing scene where a person gruesomely bit off a hens head during a dance performance, which was portrayed as entertainment in a public setting. PETA India worked with senior Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 12 Jul 2024 9:04 pm

Garbage to Gold pilot project to start from Pithapuram: Pawan Kalyan

Vijayawada: Deputy Chief Minister Pawan Kalyan underlined that panchayats and municipalities in rural areas of Andhra Pradesh have the potential to earn approximately Rs 220 crore per month and Rs 2,640 crore annually, provided there is effective management of waste generated in these areas. Further, by implementing zero waste management in rural areas, we can provide employment to around 2.5 lakh people, each of them earning up to Rs 9,000 per month, he observed. The Deputy CM spoke after going through a photo exhibition on Solid Liquid Resource Management (SLRM) at the Commissioner of Panchayat Raj and Rural Development office on Friday. He announced that the Swachh Andhra Corporation will launch the SLRM model on a pilot basis in Pithapuram, the home constituency of Pawan Kalyan. Under it, two unique initiatives Garbage to Gold and Drainage to Diamond will be launched in all the 54 panchayats and two municipalities of Pithapuram constituency, wherein the garbage and waste produced in their respective areas will be effectively managed and wealth generated. The Deputy Chief Minister said the main objective of this project is to put a permanent stop to air and water pollution caused by garbage burning and dumping in water bodies. Processing the garbage will enable panchayats and municipalities to earn income and become financially self-reliant. He said women of the self-help groups (SHGs) and like-minded people will be roped in to create awareness on waste segregation and zero waste management in rural areas. There is an urgent need to bring about a cultural change among people towards disposal of waste, he remarked. The pilot project will be executed in Pithapuram constituency by Swachh Andhra Corporation in collaboration with SLRM project director C. Srinivasan. The project outcomes will be studied before implementing the project in all local bodies across the state.

Deccan Chronicle 12 Jul 2024 9:00 pm

International honour for Andhra Pradeshs Community Managed Natural Farming - ap7am

International honour for Andhra Pradeshs Community Managed Natural Farming ap7am

Google News 12 Jul 2024 8:56 pm

Andhra Pradesh: PK releases coastal management action plan readied by NCCR scientists

Vijayawada: Deputy Chief Minister Pawan Kalyan has released the coastal management action plan readied by the National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR). Releasing the action plan at his residence in Mangalagiri on Friday, Pawan Kalyan said the action plan would help in preventing or reducing the extent of damage created due to natural calamities like sea coast erosion and intense sea currents near the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh. The would help the government in identifying suitable locations for constructing seaports and fishing harbours along the states 973km coastline, Pawan Kalyan, who handles the forest and environment department, said. He asserted that the government would accord priority for the conservation and management of the coastline. Notably, the deputy CM, while reviewing the coastal erosion at the Uppada coast, had advised officials to conduct a study on the places where the coastal erosion is taking place and propose requisite measures to check coastal erosion. On Friday, NCCR scientists MV Ramanamurthy and V Ramanathan and the state coastal zone management authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of Pawan Kalyan. State pollution control board secretary B Sridhar, forest officials Saravanan and P Chalapathi Rao were present.

Deccan Chronicle 12 Jul 2024 8:54 pm

Railway employees organise dharnas, gate meetings opposing New Pension Scheme

They threaten to intensify stir if the Centre fails to concede their demand

The Hindu 12 Jul 2024 8:52 pm

Households tighten belt as prices of pulses, rice go through the roof in Andhra Pradesh

State government trying to control inflation by selling items at lower prices in Rythu Bazars and select supermarkets

The Hindu 12 Jul 2024 8:49 pm

Households tighten belt as prices of pulses, rice go through the roof in Andhra Pradesh - The Hindu

Households tighten belt as prices of pulses, rice go through the roof in Andhra Pradesh The Hindu

Google News 12 Jul 2024 8:49 pm

Damaged roads in Andhra Pradesh to be repaired at a cost of 300 crore

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu asks the Roads and Building Department officials to call for tenders and commence the works at the earliest

The Hindu 12 Jul 2024 8:29 pm

Damaged roads in Andhra Pradesh to be repaired at a cost of 300 crore - The Hindu

Damaged roads in Andhra Pradesh to be repaired at a cost of 300 crore The Hindu

Google News 12 Jul 2024 8:29 pm

Will play the role of a mother for overall development of the district

No compromise in maintenance of government hostels, teaching and quality of food, says Collector G. Srijana

The Hindu 12 Jul 2024 8:27 pm

A.P. govt. committed to creating wealth from waste, says Pawan Kalyan

Scientific management of solid waste can generate 2,643 crore every year and a pilot project towards achieving this goal will be launched in Pithapuram constituency, says the Deputy Chief Minister

The Hindu 12 Jul 2024 8:10 pm

Andhra Pradesh government according top priority to Tarakaramateertha Sagar project, says Minister

It will provide water to Bhogapuram international airport and fulfil drinking water needs of Vizianagaram

The Hindu 12 Jul 2024 6:58 pm

AIRA planning to establish Robotics University in Andhra Pradesh, says chairman - The Hindu

AIRA planning to establish Robotics University in Andhra Pradesh, says chairman The Hindu

Google News 12 Jul 2024 6:17 pm

NCC Group Hyderabad felicitates 51 cadets for winning Inter Group Competition

Hyderabad: The NCC Group Hyderabad felicitated 51 cadets, who clinched victory at the inter group competition of the Thal Sainik Camp, organised by the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana NCC Directorate. The prestigious event was held at Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh wherein all the nine group teams of NCC Directorate Andhra Pradesh and Telangana participated. The felicitation ceremony, held at the NCC group headquarters, was presided over by Colonel Anil, Group Commander of Hyderabad Group. The cadets showcased exceptional skill, discipline, and dedication throughout the competition, distinguishing themselves in demanding events that pushed their physical limits, mental toughness, and leadership abilities to the forefront. Their remarkable performance brought laurels to the Hyderabad Group and exemplified the core values and training imparted by the NCC. In his address, Colonel Anil lauded the cadets for their exceptional accomplishments, stressing the vital role of perseverance and teamwork in achieving success. Your success is a testament to your unwavering dedication, unrelenting hard work, and the rigorous training imparted by your instructors. You have established a lofty benchmark for future cadets to aspire to, and I urge you to continue striving for excellence in all your endeavours, he added, inspiring the cadets to strive for even greater heights. Col Anil specially commended Lance Corporal Abhishek, Cadet Meghana, Cadet Archit Yadav and Cadet Sai Kumar for winning Gold Medals and Corporal Tanushma and Cadet Syed Wasif for winning bronze medals. A total of 33 cadets of Hyderabad Group have been selected for further Directorate level Pre Thal Sainik Camps who will prepare for All India Thal Sainik Camp, New Delhi scheduled to be held from September 2 to 13, 2024. The inter group competition of the Thal Sainik Camp is a highly anticipated annual event that brings together the best NCC cadets from different groups within the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Directorate. The competition includes a series of events such as obstacle courses, shooting, map reading, fieldcraft, health and hygiene and physical fitness tests, all designed to evaluate the cadets' tactical proficiency and overall competence. The cadets' victory at this prestigious event is a proud moment for NCC Group Hyderabad, reflecting the spirit and dedication of its members. The felicitation ceremony concluded with a pledge by the cadets to uphold the values of the NCC and continue their pursuit of excellence in serving the nation.

Deccan Chronicle 12 Jul 2024 5:56 pm

Police in India`s Andhra Pradesh register `attempt to murder` case against ex-CM Jagan Mohan Reddy - WION

Police in India`s Andhra Pradesh register `attempt to murder` case against ex-CM Jagan Mohan Reddy WION

Google News 12 Jul 2024 5:53 pm

Binge upon this flavourful feast of Urdu and regional tales this monsoon

To savour non-stop entertainment, watch 'Jagga', 'Shatranj Ki Baazi', 'Paruvu' and 'Sweet Kaaram Coffee' It is pouring entertainment this monsoon and the time is just right to curl up with a soul-warming cup of tea and dive into multilingual treats. Here is a list of engaging narratives ranging from Urdu teleplays to regional entertainers that will keep you binging upon the diverse flavours of life. An overview: Jagga (Urdu) Renowned author Balwant Singh's short story 'Jagga' features in Zee Theatre's acclaimed literary anthology 'Yaar Julahay.' Narrated by renowned actor Samiya Mumtaaz who has wowed audiences across the subcontinent with varied performances, this beautifully written story is about the transcendent power of love. The tale begins when dreaded bandit Sardar Jagjit Singh, takes shelter at a home in disguise and falls in love with Gurnaam, a gentle, empathetic young woman. The nuanced narration reveals not just the beauty of Balwant Singh's writing but also the mysterious ways in which love often takes root in the human heart. Directed by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat and Kanwal Khoosat, the dramatic reading can be seen on 21st July on Tata Play Theatre. Paruvu (Telugu) This eight-episode ZEE5 series stands apart for its authentic portrayal of contentious social issues and is a must watch. Rooted in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur-Vijayawada belt, it depicts how the human right to love is often denied to individuals on the basis of caste differences. The show follows a couple that defies caste lines to elope and then has to face a brutal system conspiring to trap, catch and kill them. The title 'Paruvu' connotes the different meanings of 'honour' and what it represents to the characters that shape this gritty narrative. Led by showrunner Pavan Sadineni and produced by Gold Box Entertainments, the series is directed by Siddharth Naidu and Rajashekar Vadlpatiweb and stars Sudheer, Naresh Agasthya, Pallavi, Nivetha Pethuraj, Ramayya and Nagendra Babu. Shatranj Ki Baazi (Urdu) The short format of Zee Theatre's anthology 'Yaar Julahay' is perfect for a leisurely binge watch session. Enjoy this beloved tale penned by Munshi Premchand which is narrated with wit and fervour narrated by Irfan Khoosat. In a beleaguered Awadh ruled by the oblivious Nawab Wahid Ali Shah, two aristocrats Mirza and Mir, spend their days embroiled in a never-ending game of chess. They remain unaware of politics, the looming danger to Awadh from the British and even neglect their own wives till their love for the game begins to threaten their life-long friendship. Directed by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat and Kanwal Khoosat, the dramatic reading can be watched on 21st July on Tata Play Theatre. Sweet Kaaram Coffee (Tamil) Amazon Prime's 'Sweet Kaaram Coffee' is a road movie with a difference because it is not just about experiencing new places but about discovering something new within. This delightfully aromatic tale introduces us to three women from different generations who embark upon a trip to shed the shackles of their restrictive lives and set their spirits free. On the way, they forge a deeper bond with themselves, expand their world view, make new friends, discover new facets of loss and reconcile with their losses. Starring the evergreen Lakshmi with Madhoo and Santhy in the lead, the series is directed by Bejoy Nambiar, Krishna Marimuthu and Swathi Raghuraaman.

Deccan Chronicle 12 Jul 2024 5:34 pm

Andhra Pradeshs natural farming model wins Gulbenkian Prize

The APCNF shares this years one million euro prize money with two others-renowned soil scientist Rattan Lal and Egypt-based SEKEM.

The Hindu 12 Jul 2024 4:55 pm

2024 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity: Andhra Pradeshs natural farming model wins prize - The Hindu

2024 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity: Andhra Pradeshs natural farming model wins prize The Hindu

Google News 12 Jul 2024 4:55 pm

Andhras natural farming programme, Indian-origin soil scientist win esteemed Gulbenkian Prize - The Indian Express

Andhras natural farming programme, Indian-origin soil scientist win esteemed Gulbenkian Prize The Indian Express

Google News 12 Jul 2024 4:43 pm

Andhra Pradesh's Natural Farming Programme, Indian-Origin Soil Scientist Win Esteemed Gulbenkian Prize - The CSR Universe

Andhra Pradesh's Natural Farming Programme, Indian-Origin Soil Scientist Win Esteemed Gulbenkian Prize The CSR Universe

Google News 12 Jul 2024 4:35 pm

National Merit Scholarship 2024: Deadline Announced for Fresh and Renewal Applications - Sakshi Education English

National Merit Scholarship 2024: Deadline Announced for Fresh and Renewal Applications Sakshi Education English

Google News 12 Jul 2024 4:20 pm

Ex-Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy booked in attempt to murder case | Today News - Mint

Ex-Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy booked in attempt to murder case | Today News Mint

Google News 12 Jul 2024 4:11 pm

Andhras natural farming programme, Indian-origin soil scientist win esteemed Gulbenkian Prize

NEW DELHI, July 12: Two Indian entities have been awarded the prestigious 2024 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity for their pioneering work in sustainable agriculture, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation announced on Friday. The Andhra Pradesh Community Managed Natural Farming (APCNF) programme and Dr. Rattan Lal, a renowned soil scientist of Indian origin, share the 1 million euro prize with an Egyptian organization, the Portuguese philanthrophic institution said in a statement. APCNF, implemented by Rythu Sadhikara Samstha (RySS), is recognized as the [] The post Andhras natural farming programme, Indian-origin soil scientist win esteemed Gulbenkian Prize appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

Daily Excelsior 12 Jul 2024 4:02 pm

Former Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy booked in attempt to murder case - Hindustan Times

Former Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy booked in attempt to murder case Hindustan Times

Google News 12 Jul 2024 3:55 pm

APs natural farming programme, Indian-origin soil scientist win Gulbenkian Prize

New Delhi: Two Indian entities have been awarded the prestigious 2024 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity for their pioneering work in sustainable agriculture, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation announced on Friday. The Andhra Pradesh Community Managed Natural Farming (APCNF) programme and Dr Rattan Lal, a renowned soil scientist of Indian origin, share the 1 million euro prize Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 12 Jul 2024 3:54 pm

AP police register FIR for killing hen during dance performance in Anakapalli - United News of India

AP police register FIR for killing hen during dance performance in Anakapalli United News of India

Google News 12 Jul 2024 3:54 pm

Former Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Reddy Booked In Murder Attempt Case

Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, along with two senior IPS officers, has been implicated in an attempted murder case filed by a TDP MLA. Among those named are former CID chief PV Sunil Kumar and former Intelligence chief PSR Anjaneyulu. The complaint alleges a conspiracy against... The post Former Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Reddy Booked In Murder Attempt Case appeared first on HW News English .

News View 12 Jul 2024 3:28 pm

Jagan booked for murder bid on TDP MLA's complaint

Andhra Pradesh police registered an 'attempt to murder' case against former chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, two senior Indian Police Service officers and two retired officials, following a complaint lodged by a Telugu Desam Party MLA, an official said on Friday.

Rediff 12 Jul 2024 3:27 pm

Attempt To Murder Case Against Former Andhra Chief Minister Jagan Reddy

An attempt to murder case has been filed against former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy and two India Police Service (IPS) officers.

NDTV 12 Jul 2024 3:22 pm

Andhra Police Book Ex-CM Jagan, Two Senior IPS Officers In Attempt To Murder Case

GUNTUR (ANDHRA PRADESH): Andhra Pradesh police registered an attempt to murder case against former chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, two senior IPS officers and two retired officials, following a complaint lodged by a TDP MLA, an official said on Friday. Follow the Daily Excelsior channel on WhatsApp The complaint was lodged by the ruling partys Undi MLA K Raghurama Krishna Raju. Besides Reddy, police booked senior IPS officers PV Sunil Kumar and PSR Sitaramanjaneyulu and retired police officer R [] The post Andhra Police Book Ex-CM Jagan, Two Senior IPS Officers In Attempt To Murder Case appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

Daily Excelsior 12 Jul 2024 3:20 pm

'Quite disturbing...', Pawan Kalyan speaks out against gang-rape, murder of 8-year-old girl in AP - The Economic Times

'Quite disturbing...', Pawan Kalyan speaks out against gang-rape, murder of 8-year-old girl in AP The Economic Times

Google News 12 Jul 2024 2:52 pm

FIR against Jagan Mohan Reddy, 2 IPS officers after TDP MLA alleges he was tortured at ex-Andhra CMs behest - The Indian Express

FIR against Jagan Mohan Reddy, 2 IPS officers after TDP MLA alleges he was tortured at ex-Andhra CMs behest The Indian Express

Google News 12 Jul 2024 2:41 pm

BRS will soon merge with Congress, says Congress MLA Danam

Danam Nagender Danam Nagender Hyderabad: Khairatabad Congress MLA Danam Nagender here on Friday made sensational comments saying that the BRS would merge with Congress soon. Speaking after distributing cheques to beneficiaries issued under the Kalyana Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak scheme, he said only four MLAs would remain after the BRS was merged with the Congress. Alleging that the BRS working president KT Rama Rao (KTR) had made the party into a corporate company, Nagender said the MLAs never used to get an appointment to meet BRS president K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) during his tenure as the Chief Minister, he said. Even if we get an appointment to meet KCR, we are forced to wait for hours, he said, adding that there is freedom in Congress and because of that only a majority of BRS MLAs are evincing interest to join Congress. He said the MLAs were interested to join the Congress as they lost faith in BRS and added that MLAs were treated as insects during BRS regime and this prompted them to join Congress and moreover the BRS lacked values. Stating that the MLAs used to get special development fund during the previous Congress regime in united Andhra Pradesh, he said the elected representatives used to face funds crunch for the development of the constituencies during BRS rule. Alleging that some Ministers and MLAs earned thousands of crores of rupees during the BRS regime, Nagender said he would reveal those details soon. In the 10-year rule of BRS, the benamis of KTR earned thousands of crores of rupees and he would furnish details with evidence shortly. To protect the MLAs from joining Congress, the BRS leadership was exhibiting false bravery stating that the party would come to power in six months. Instead of trying to ensure the release of BRS MLC K Kavitha from Tihar jail on bail, the BRS leadership was making unnecessary remarks against the Congress, he added.

Deccan Chronicle 12 Jul 2024 2:20 pm

Ex-Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy, two senior IPS officers booked in 'attempt to murder' case - The Economic Times

Ex-Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy, two senior IPS officers booked in 'attempt to murder' case The Economic Times

Google News 12 Jul 2024 2:15 pm

Ex-Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy, two senior IPS officers booked in 'attempt to murder' case

Andhra Pradesh police have registered an attempt to murder case against former chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, two senior IPS officers, and two retired officials following a complaint lodged by a TDP MLA. The complaint was lodged by Undi MLA K Raghurama Krishna Raju. The five accused persons were booked under IPC Sections 120 B, 166, 167, 197, 307, 326, 465, and 506 read with 34.

The Economic Times 12 Jul 2024 2:15 pm

Future tense: Naidu, Nitish twisting BJPs arms, albeit gently

The Bharatiya Janata Party is keeping a close eye on any development taking place in Andhra Pradesh-Telangana and Bihar-Jharkhand theatres for obvious political reasons. While the Janata Dal (United) is reportedly keen on wooing a very prominent BJP rebel Saryu Roy to its side and is planning to project him as its face in Jharkhand, Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 12 Jul 2024 2:11 pm

Former Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy, senior IPS officers booked for attempted murder and conspiracy

VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh Police have registered a case against former Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, two senior IPS officials and others on charges of criminal conspiracy, attempt to murder, criminal intimidation and others based on a complaint by former YSRCP MP K Raghurama Krishnam Raju. Raju, who is now a MLA of the ruling TDP, lodged the complaint alleging that he was assaulted by police officials at the behest of Jagan Mohan Reddy in 2021. Raghurama Krishnam Raju was arrested in May 2021 on charges of sedition for making derogatory comments against the YSRCP government and then CM Jagan Mohan Reddy. In his complaint to the Guntur Police, the former MP said he was arrested at Hyderabad and was shifted to the CB-CID office in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh without obtaining a Prisoner Transit warrant. At the CID office, the then CID chief PV Sunil Kumar, another IPS officer P Sitaramanjaneyulu and other police officers beat him with a rubber belt and lathi and did not even allow him to take medicines. This was done under the influence of ex-CM Jagan Mohan Reddy, he alleged. Raju also alleged that the police took away his mobile and got its password forcibly. Sunil Kumar had also threatened to kill me if I did not stop criticising Reddy, he said in the complaint. Based on the complaint, Nagarapalem Police of Guntur district registered the case with Sunil Kumar as the first accused, Sitaramanjaneyulu as the second accused, and Jagan Mohan Reddy as the third accused. Responding to the case registered against him, Sunil Kumar posted on X, I leave it to your wisdom to understand how an FIR can be filed anew in a case that has already been dismissed by the Supreme Court after three years of proceedings.''

The New Indian Express 12 Jul 2024 1:59 pm

AP Police Book Performer for Biting Off Hen's Head

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Police filed a case against the performer and the organizers for the barbaric killing of a hen. It occurred when its head was bitten off during a dance performance. The dance video has gone viral on social media. An FIR was registered under sections 429 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, (IPC) and Section 11(1) of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act, 1960

Deccan Chronicle 12 Jul 2024 1:53 pm

SC collegium recommends appointment of chief justices in seven HCs

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has recommended the appointment of chief justices for the high courts of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Madras and Meghalaya. The collegium headed by Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud and also comprising justices Sanjiv Khanna and B R Gavai made the recommendations after considering the names of judges from different high courts by taking into account their seniority and performance, and the need to provide representation in the different high courts. Justice Manmohan, who is the acting Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, has been recommended as the chief justice of the court. He was appointed as a Judge of the High Court of Delhi on March 13, 2008, and is due to retire on December 16, 2024. Justice Manmohan ranks at Sl No 3 in the All India Seniority list of High Court Judges. Bearing in mind the Memorandum of Procedure, Mr Justice Manmohan can be appointed as the Chief Justice of his parent High Court, at this stage. The Collegium, therefore, recommends that Mr Justice Manmohan be appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Delhi, a resolution passed by the collegium said. The collegium recommended the name of Justice Rajiv Shakdher for appointment as the chief justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court. On the transfer of Mr Justice M S Ramachandra Rao, Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh as Chief Justice of the High Court of Jharkhand, consequent upon the retirement of Dr Justice Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi on July 19, 2024, there would be a vacancy in the office of the Chief Justice of that High Court, it said. Mr Justice Rajiv Shakdher was appointed as a Judge of the High Court on 11 April, 2008 and ranks at Sl No 4 in the All India Seniority list of High Court Judges. He is one of the senior-most Judges in the country, the resolution said. The Collegium, therefore, recommends that Mr Justice Rajiv Shakdher be appointed as Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh in the vacancy caused by the transfer of Mr Justice M S Ramachandra Rao to the High Court of Jharkhand, consequent upon the retirement of Dr Justice Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi, it said. SC Collegium recommends names of judges from Manipur, Tamil Nadu for elevation to apex court By a separate resolution, the collegium has recommended the appointment of Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh, chief justice of the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court as a judge of the Supreme Court. On his appointment, there would be a vacancy in the office of Chief Justice of the High Court for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Mr Justice Suresh Kumar Kait is a senior Judge of the High Court of Delhi, who was appointed on 5 September 2008. He belongs to the Scheduled Caste category, the collegium said. Mr Justice Suresh Kumar Kait ranks at Sl No 5 in the All India Seniority list of High Court Judges, including Chief Justices. He is due to retire on May 23, 2025. The Judges of the High Court of Delhi who are senior to Mr Justice Suresh Kumar Kait are due to retire in the near future, it said. Bearing in mind the position of Mr Justice Kait in the All India Seniority list, the collegium is of the view that he should be recommended for appointment as the chief justice of the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court, the collegium said. The collegium recommended the name of Justice G S Sandhawalia as the chief justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, noting that he is the senior-most puisne judge of the high court. The name of Justice Nitin Madhukar Jamdar has been recommended as the chief justice of the Kerala High Court and Justice Tashi Rabstan as the chief justice of the Meghalaya High Court. Justice Tashi Rabstan is the senior-most puisne Judge of the High Court for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. He was appointed as a Judge on 8 March 2013 and is due to retire on April 9, 2025. He hails from Ladakh. Mr Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur, who is presently serving as the Chief Justice of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, was appointed as a Judge of the High Court for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, the collegium said. Bearing in mind that Mr Justice Tashi Rabstan would be the first Chief Justice from the region of Ladakh which has otherwise little or no representation among the Judges of the High Court and no representation at all so far in the office of Chief Justice, the collegium recommends his appointment as Chief Justice of the High Court of Meghalaya on the retirement of Mr Justice S Vaidyanathan, Chief Justice of that High Court, who is due to retire on August 16, 2024, it said. The collegium noted that there is a vacancy in the office of the chief justice of the Madras High Court after the retirement of Justice Sanjay V Gangapurwala on May 23, 2024, and recommended name of Justice K R Shriram as its chief justice. Justice K R Shriram is the second senior-most puisne Judge of the High Court of Bombay. He was appointed on June 21, 2013. Bearing in mind that Mr Justice K R Shriram is a senior Judge of the High Court of Bombay with experience on the judicial and administrative side, the Collegium recommends his appointment as Chief Justice of the High Court of Madras, it said. In a separate resolution, the collegium recommended the transfer of Justice M S Ramachandra Rao, the current chief justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court. A vacancy in the office of Chief Justice in the High Court of Jharkhand would arise on the retirement of Dr Justice Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi on 19 July 2024. Considering the seniority of Mr Justice M S Ramachandra Rao and the exigencies of the administration of justice, the collegium considers it appropriate in the public interest to recommend his transfer as Chief Justice of the High Court of Jharkhand consequent upon the retirement of Dr Justice Bidyut Ranjan Sarangi. The Collegium recommends accordingly, the collegium said.

The New Indian Express 12 Jul 2024 1:51 pm

Jagan, two IPS officers booked for attempt to murder

Amaravati: Police in Guntur have registered an FIR against former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and two Indian Police Service (IPS) officers on a complaint by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLA and former MP K. Raghurama Krishnam Raju, who alleged that there was an attempt on his life during police custody Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 12 Jul 2024 1:44 pm

Pawan Kalyan speaks out against gang-rape, murder of 8-year-old girl by minor schoolmates in Andhra Pradesh

Pawan Kalyan, addressing the issue of the accused, emphasised that the problem goes beyond physical education, noting that young minds are being corrupted and spoiled due to various factors. It will be dealt with severe punishment at the school level, I think that culture has to be conveyed to them, he said.

The Economic Times 12 Jul 2024 1:15 pm

AP Police Register Case Against YS Jagan, Two IPS Officers

Amaravati: Police registered a case against former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and two IPS officers PV Sunil Kumar and PSR Anjaneyulu based on a complaint lodged by Undi MLA Raghurama Krishnam Raju. Raghurama Krishnam Raju in a complaint lodged with the Superintendent of Police, Guntur, stated, Certain Police Officers PV Sunil Kumar IPS, the then DG of CID along with. Seetharamanjaneyulu IPS and other Police Subordinates came into CID Office and beat him with rubber belt and lathi and even not allowed to take medicines in respect of his heart ailment with the influence of Jagan Mohan Reddy, the then Chief Minister of A.P. They knowing pretty well that he has under gone a Bypass Surgery to heart, some persons sat on his chest applied pressure and thereby attempted to kill him, mean time his phone was taken and was beaten him till he discloses the password of such phone. Later he was shifted to Govt General Hospital the doctor Prabhavathi who treated him has issued false medical certificates at the instance of police officials. Additionally, PV Sunil Kumar threatened him that he will be killed if he were to criticize the then Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy.

Deccan Chronicle 12 Jul 2024 12:25 pm

Shakambari Devi Pooja to be held at Sri Nimishamba Devi Temple in Kurnool on 12th July 2024 - The Hans India

Shakambari Devi Pooja to be held at Sri Nimishamba Devi Temple in Kurnool on 12th July 2024 The Hans India

Google News 12 Jul 2024 12:04 pm

Andhra factory blast: Death toll rises to three

Vijayawada: The death toll in UltraTech cement factory blast in Andhra Pradeshs NTR district rose to three as one more worker succumbed to burn injuries on Friday. The deceased was identified as Arjun Rao, who breathed his last while undergoing treatment at Manipal Hospital. Seventeen workers were injured in the blast at the boiler unit Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 12 Jul 2024 11:41 am

TG EAPCET 2024 Counselling: 10500 Engineering Unreserved Seats! - Sakshi Education English

TG EAPCET 2024 Counselling: 10500 Engineering Unreserved Seats! Sakshi Education English

Google News 12 Jul 2024 11:26 am

Farmers in distress as dry spell continues - The Hans India

Farmers in distress as dry spell continues The Hans India

Google News 12 Jul 2024 10:42 am

ED takes ex- K'taka min B Nagendra into custody in money laundering probe

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday took former Minister B Nagendra into custody, as part of a money-laundering probe linked to the alleged irregularities in the Karnataka Maharshi Valmiki Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation Limited, official sources said. The Congress MLA was taken to the ED office here from his residence for questioning, the sources said. Following allegations against him in connection with the scam, Nagendra, who was Scheduled Tribes Welfare Minister, tendered his resignation on June 6. I'm being brought from my home...I don't know anything, Nagendra told reporters as he was being taken to the ED office. The ED has carried out searches for the last two days at several places, including at the premises of former Karnataka Minister Nagendra and ruling Congress MLA Basanagouda Daddal, who is Chairman of the Corporation. The agency covered around 20 locations in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra as part of a case registered under the ...

Business Standard 12 Jul 2024 10:25 am

Valmiki Corporation 'scam' probe: ED takes former Karnataka Minister B Nagendra into custody

BENGALURU: The Enforcement Directorate on Friday took former Minister B Nagendra into custody, as part of a money-laundering probe linked to the alleged irregularities in the Karnataka Maharshi Valmiki Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation Limited, official sources said. The Congress MLA was taken to the ED office here from his residence for questioning, the sources said. Following allegations against him in connection with the scam, Nagendra, who was Scheduled Tribes Welfare Minister , tendered his resignation on June 6. I'm being brought from my home. I don't know anything, Nagendra told reporters as he was being taken to the ED office. The ED has carried out searches for the last two days at several places, including at the premises of former Karnataka Minister Nagendra and ruling Congress MLA Basanagouda Daddal, who is Chairman of the Corporation. The agency covered around 20 locations in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra as part of a case registered under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the sources said. Valmiki 'scam': ED raids places linked to former Karnataka Minister Nagendra, Congress MLA Daddal The illegal money transfer issue, involving the Corporation, came to the fore, after its accounts superintendent, Chandrasekharan P killed himself on May 26. He left behind a note claiming unauthorised transfer of Rs 187 crore belonging to the Corporation from its bank account; from that, Rs 88. 62 crore was illegally moved to various accounts allegedly belonging to well-known IT companies and a Hyderabad-based cooperative bank among others. Chandrasekharan has named the Corporation's now-suspended Managing Director J G Padmanabh, accounts officer Parashuram G Durugannavar and Union Bank of India Chief Manager Suchismita Rawal in the note, while also stating that the Minister had issued oral orders for transferring the funds. The state government has constituted an SIT headed by Manish Kharbikar, Additional Director General of Police, Economic Offences, at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), to conduct the probe. SIT had questioned Nagendra and Daddal on Tuesday in connection with the case. Mumbai-headquartered Union Bank of India had also filed a complaint with the CBI in connection with embezzlement of money belonging to the Corporation involving its MG Road branch, following which the premier investigation agency had initiated a probe. Karnataka ST corporation row: Did B Nagendra give instructions? Probe will reveal, says HM

The New Indian Express 12 Jul 2024 10:09 am

One dies of diarrhoea, 20 taken ill in Kadapa village

KADAPA: One person died and 20 others fell ill due to diarrhoea at Miduthuru village in Khajipet mandal of Kadapa district on Thursday. Bayanapalli Sunil (19) reportedly died of diarrhoea at a private hospital. Nearly 20 other villagers are undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Proddatur. District Medical and Health Officer Dr Nagaraju rushed to Miduthuru with a medical team to assess the situation and provide immediate care to those affected. Medical services will be available 24/7 in the village for the next week, he said. According to villagers, the borewell water has been inconsistent over the past week, sometimes providing clean and other times dispensing contaminated water. Despite taking this to the notice of authorities concerned, no action has been taken so far, they said. The DM&HO said water samples from the affected borewell were sent for testing. A Rapid Response Team is conducting further water quality tests in the area. He advised people to consume boiled water for the next three months as a precautionary measure. He called for increased vigilance from both the public and medical staff regarding seasonal diseases.

The New Indian Express 12 Jul 2024 10:09 am

CM Chandrababu Naidu vows to boost further growth of MedTech Zone

VISAKHAPATNAM: Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu participated in a programme organised at the Andhra MedTech Zone (AMTZ) in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. The MedTech Zone, a manufacturing hub of medical devices, hosted the event where the Chief Minister inaugurated two new companies. During his address, the Chief Minister expressed hope for the continued development of the MedTech Zone as a leading global hub of medical technology. He highlighted that the establishment of the MedTech Zone was initiated during his tenure with the aim of making Andhra Pradesh a leader in the medical field. In the past, when the idea of setting up a MedTech Zone for medical equipment came up, many people said it was impossible. But now I am very happy to see the success that the MedTech Zone is achieving, said Naidu. He acknowledged the difficulties faced due to the change of government in 2019, which led to reduced interest in investment. However, he commended the persistence of the organisation in overcoming these challenges. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the MedTech Zone produced essential medical equipment, including ventilators, oxygen concentrators, mobile container units, iLab, and RTPCR kits. About 100 ventilators are manufactured here per day. Millions of lives have been saved by providing other medical supplies. I am very happy with these results, the Chief Minister said. He also noted the economic impact of the MedTech Zone, stating that over 140 companies operate in the 275-acre area, generating a turnover of Rs 10,000 crore, and providing employment to 6,000 people. Our government is ready to provide all possible assistance to the MedTech Zone. We will provide support from the Central and State governments, he said. Looking ahead, Naidu mentioned the upcoming Bhogapuram airport, which he believes will further enhance Visakhapatnams connectivity. He shared his personal connection to the city, recalling his efforts during the Hudhud cyclone in 2014, and the subsequent electoral victories in Visakhapatnam.

The New Indian Express 12 Jul 2024 10:06 am

Security audit conducted at Durga temple ahead of fest in Andhra

VIJAYAWADA: With the annual Dasara festival just months away, officials from various departments, including police, fire department, revenue, intelligence, Octopus, and endowments, conducted a security audit at the Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam (SDMSD) atop Indrakeeladri on Thursday. The Durga temple in Vijayawada, the second-largest in the State after the Lord Venkateswara Swamy temple in Tirumala, sees over 25,000 daily visitors, a number that rises to 40,000 during special occasions and rituals. During the nine-day Dasara festival, the temple attracts approximately 10 lakh devotees. During the security audit, officials discussed enhancing security measures at the temple and its premises, with a primary focus on the sanctum sanctorum of the Goddess Kanaka Durga temple and the renovated Lord Malleswara Swamy temple. A comprehensive report on the security arrangements and necessary measures will soon be submitted to the Endowments Commissioner, who will use it to bolster security, according to the Endowments Department officials. They noted that the security audit is a regular process aimed at upgrading security standards at temples. Officials conducted an extensive inspection of various areas, including queue lines inside the temple, Mallikarjuna Maha Mandapam building, the main entrance, ghat road, Kanaka Durga Nagar, bathing ghats, tonsuring hall, kitchen, prasadam counters, annadanam hall, and other key locations. Intelligence department officials assessed the duties performed by the private security agency Agile and Special Force police at the temple. Durga temple executive officer (EO) KS Rama Rao said an expert team from all relevant departments thoroughly inspected the temple premises, focusing on security and other vital installations to ensure the safety of devotees and protect the religious site from any untoward incidents. A final report on security enhancement will be submitted to the Endowments Commissioner for necessary action. Officials also recorded their observations, which will guide us on security improvements, said the EO.

The New Indian Express 12 Jul 2024 10:05 am

IMD predicts rains to AP and Telangana today - The Hans India

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Google News 12 Jul 2024 10:03 am

Truck seized for illegal ferrying of cattle in Chengalpattu

CHENNAI: A customised truck illegally carrying 45 cattle heads, mostly buffaloes including young calves, was seized in Chengalpattu and the animals were sent to a Tamil Nadu Animal Welfare Board-recognised shelter. Chengalpattu police told TNIE that information was received about a truck illegally transporting cattle from a shanty in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. We intercepted the truck near Acharapakkam in Madurantakam on Wednesday evening. The animals were rescued and an FIR has been filed. The case has been filed for many violations, including under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Activists said that this was just one of the many trucks that are allegedly picking up cows and buffaloes from different shanties in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and supplying them to illegal slaughter houses in Kerala. Cattle from the state also are illegally transported in these trucks, they alleged. The complainant was R Raghuram Sharma, president (South India), Gau Raksha Dal. We helped police seize about 80 such cattle trucks across Tamil Nadu in the recent past. Chennai is the main gateway for this thriving illegal business, he said. TNIE had recently published a detailed article on how these trucks were modified to carry the maximum number of cattle and the inhuman practices adopted such as rubbing cut green chillies in eyes to keep them alive. In Tamil Nadu, animal slaughtering is allowed on fit-for-slaughter certificates. The certificate is given if the animal is over 10 years of age and is unfit for work and breeding or has become permanently incapacitated for work and breeding due to injury, deformity or any incurable disease. But, most of the animals that are rescued are healthy and in working condition. PIL against illegal transportation The first division bench of Acting Chief Justice R Mahadevan and Justice Mohammed Shaffiq will be hearing a PIL on Tuesday filed by animal rights activists Elephant G Rajendran and M Vignesh in a related matter. Police had filed a counter affidavit before the high court stating that action was being taken against illegal cattle transportation, but Rajendran said not enough was being done. Advocate Kadambri Suresh, appearing for Vignesh, said cattle is being trafficked across state borders in identifiable modified trucks, and up to 50 such illegally altered trucks pass through Tamil Nadu and enter Kerala daily. Usually, trucks from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana enter Tamil Nadu through the Arambakkam check-post, and reach Vandalur through the outer ring road. They then travel to Kerala via Salem-Coimbatore-Palakkad or Trichy-Theni-Kollam. Even cattle that are being trafficked into Kerala from within Tamil Nadu such as Manapparai, Vellore, and Krishnagiri take the same routes. Vignesh said anonymous people informed and photographed at least five trucks on Thursday that entered Tamil Nadu borders carrying cattle.

The New Indian Express 12 Jul 2024 10:03 am

CM Naidu proposes P-4 policy to eradicate poverty

VISAKHAPATNAM: During a virtual address at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) conference on Thursday, Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu introduced the P-4 policy (Public-Private-People Partnership) aimed at addressing economic disparities. The policy suggests that the top 10% of the population adopt the bottom 20%, providing support through long, medium and short-term plans to improve their lives. Emphasising the potential global impact of CII, Naidu urged the representatives to participate in the P-4 process. Our goal is a poverty-free society, he asserted, highlighting the importance of public policies and welfare directed at poverty alleviation. Naidu announced plans to develop Visakhapatnam as a fintech hub, taking inspiration from London and Singapore. He also emphasised the governments commitment to providing skills to youth through skill census to ensure global employment opportunities. He highlighted the States efforts in power sector reforms and stressed its potential in various industries, including automobiles, hardware manufacturing and green energy. We will provide necessary support from both the Central and State governments, he assured. Stressing the need for a knowledge economy, Naidu invited CII to establish a new university campus in Amaravati, offering to provide the required land. The CII conference also included discussions on supporting the agriculture sector, promoting aquaculture and horticulture, and leveraging the States extensive coastline.

The New Indian Express 12 Jul 2024 9:59 am

Plan to lay 7,213 km roads with Rs 4,976 cr in Andhra villages

VIJAYAWADA: The State government has embarked on a mission to construct 7,213 km roads with Rs 4,976 crore in rural areas, said Deputy Chief Minister (Panchayat Raj and Rural Development, Rural Water Supply, Environment, Forest, Science and Technology) Pawan Kalyan. He held a review meeting with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Panchayat Raj engineering department officials at his camp office here on Thursday. Asserting that the development of the State is only possible with a better road network in rural areas, the Deputy CM instructed the officials to prepare estimates for the construction of roads in villages. Explaining the Rural Road Project taken up with AIIB aid, the officials said it was launched in 2018-19 to construct roads to all villages with more than 250 population. In order to take up road construction works worth Rs 200 crore every month, the State government should provide Rs 75 crore matching grant, while the bank would lend Rs 125 crore, they said. Directing the officials to develop a special online portal to ensure that the AP Rural Road Project works progress at a steady pace, the Deputy CM said, A special column should be included to receive suggestions from the public. We will request the Centre to make necessary changes to reduce the matching grant to 10% of the project cost.

The New Indian Express 12 Jul 2024 9:55 am

Im committed to protecting Visakhapatnam Steel Plant: CM Naidu

VISAKHAPATNAM: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has asserted that he is committed to strengthening Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP). Speaking at Darlapudi in Anakapalle district after inspecting the Polavaram Left Canal works on Thursday, he said they have kept all options open to protect the steel plant. Without referring to the YSRC, Naidu said, A political party is spreading canards that I have agreed to privatisation of the steel plant. VSP is a symbol of self-respect of Telugu people. We have fought against privatisation of the plant when such proposal was made earlier, and we also brought financial assistance from the Centre for the plant development. It is our responsibility to protect the plant. Launching a tirade against the Opposition leaders, Naidu alleged that hardcore economic offenders had exploited Visakhapatnam, and such people would not be spared. Three sugar factories in the cooperative sector have been closed down because of the inefficiency of the previous regime, he observed. On the irrigation sector, the Chief Minister asserted that every acre of land in North Coastal Andhra can be provided water if the Uttarandhra Sujala Sravanthi project is completed. In Anakapalle district alone, 2.80 lakh acres can be provided irrigation water, and the drinking water problem can also be resolved. The previous YSRC regime failed to take forward the Uttarandhra Sujala Sravanthi project, he deplored. The Uttarandhra Sujala Sravanthi right canal works to the tune of 214 km need to be completed. In the first phase, `800 has to be spent on completing 93 km length of canal works to provide irrigation water to one lakh acres in Anakapalle district, Naidu said, and announced that tenders will be invited soon. Later, Naidu inspected the progress of Bhogapuram Greenfield Airport in Vizianagaram district. He said the airport will play a major role in development of North Coastal Andhra, and the project will be completed by June 2026. Bhogapuram will turn into a economic hub, he averred. Under Phase 1, a road will also be laid from Bhogapuram to Beach Road, another 50 km road connecting Srikakulam and the airport will be taken up in the second phase. Similarly, in the third phase, road connectivity will be provided to Mulapeta port, he explained. We are also planning to construct more airports in the State. The new airports have been proposed at Kuppam, Dagadarthi, Nagarjunasagar and Mulapet, he revealed.

The New Indian Express 12 Jul 2024 9:49 am