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AP News Digest, March 07, 2012 (Andhra Pradesh News from News Papers) Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 08:06
Deccan chronicle:
  • Danam turns into ‘Assembly rowdy’: Things got a bit hot for Congress and Opposition leaders on Tuesday after labour minister and city MLA Danam Nagender
  • T will not revive Congress: Naidu.
  • Hinting that even if the Centre takes a decision on Telangana, it would not have any bearing on the 2014 elections.
  • State BJP told not to support turncoats: Peeved at the party-hopping of political leaders, the BJP central leadership has asked the state unit not to support turncoat candidates.
  • Danam’s tryst with TD sparks row: An agitated Danam Nagender, while responding to Revanth Reddy on Tuesday, lashed out saying, “Naidu knows well whether I approached him.
  • Power cuts throw life out of gear in the city: Irregular power supply and unannounced power cuts have affected routine life in most areas of the twin cities.
  • CBI tries to block Sunil’s bail plea: Alluding to N.Sunil Reddy’s proximity to Y.S.Jagan Mohan Reddy, CBI on Tuesday told the court that the Emaar land scam
  • ICFAI to close 9 branches in AP: The city-based deemed university, Icfai, has decided to close all branches that offer management courses in the distance education mode.
  • Organ transplant plan only on paper: Even 18 months after a gazette notification was issued in August 2010, the government’s much-hyped Jeevandan project on organ transplantation continues to remain only on paper. The delay is even more confounding as thousands are added each year to the list of patients awaiting transplants, medical experts say.
Times of India:
  • Jagan kin got 50 cr in just 1 yr: CBI: In a move to further link YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy to the Emaar scam, the CBI on Tuesday told the special court that Rs 50 crore had flowed into the firm of accused No. 2 N Sunil Reddy from different sources in 2009-10 alone.
  • Power situation grim, says government: The state government acknowledged that the power situation in the state was grim due to the continuous dry-spell and also because of severe shortage of gas.
  • Commandant, four cops found guilty in home guards' salary embezzlement scam: The probe into the home guards' salary embezzlement scam has revealed that Rs 7.95 lakh was siphoned off by five police personnel, including home guard commandant J Krishnaiah.
  • CBI seeks Centre's nod to prosecute Acharya: CBI joint director V.V.Lakshminarayana on Tuesday informed the CBI court that they had sought both the Centre's and state governments sanction to prosecute IAS officers BP Acharya and L.V.Subrahmanyam in the Emaar fraud case.
  • Pak tycoon woos business schools in city: In the city to woo business schools to take part in a student exchange programme with Pakistan, Syed Babar Ali, who founded the prestigious Lahore University of Management Sciences (Lums), on Tuesday hoped that barriers between the nations are permanently broken.
  • Transformers power sales too: 'Business before safety' seems to the motto of hawkers in the bustling market of Pathergatti. In what could be a hazard waiting to happen, hawkers have thrown safety regulations prescribed by the electricity department.
  • HIV cases on decline in state, says survey: He latest HIV surveillance survey has thrown up some good news for Andhra Pradesh. The preliminary data of the 2011 study jointly undertaken by National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) and AP State Aids Control Society (Apsacs) has revealed that the state witnessed a sharp decline in HIV prevalence among the high risk groups.
  • First-ever case booked against gays in state: Even as the central government tied itself in knots in the Supreme Court the first-ever case under section 377 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) that prohibits homosexuality was booked in the state a few months ago.
  • Excise officials stop playing host to VIPs: In a virtual non-cooperation, officials of the prohibition and excise department are refusing to take the responsibility of 'protocol spending' during VIP visits to the districts. Officials of this cash-rich department have turned their back on the well-established tradition after being put under the scanner of the Anti-Corruption Bureau.
  • Gulf returnees set to tilt the scales in Kamareddy bypoll: The vote of Gulf returnees could be a crucial factor in deciding the winning prospects of candidates in the Kamareddy bypolls.
  • Mulayam delivers hard blow to Maya, upends Rahul: Samajwadi Party sweeps U.P., Congress comes fourth Congress loses Goa, holds Manipur, edges out BJP in Uttarakhand.
  • UP show disappoints State Congress leaders: ‘The outcome of the results of elections to Assemblies in five States has come as a disappointment to the Congress leaders in the State as they had hoped that a good performance in Uttar Pradesh would have boosted the morale of the cadres here.
  • Government in tight spot over power supply: The Kiran Kumar Reddy Government found itself in a tight spot in the Assembly on Tuesday over the unprecedented power cuts being enforced in the State, with Leader of the Opposition N.Chandrababu.
  • TDP meeting in Adilabad disrupted: Pro-Telangana Youths on Tuesday tried to obstruct an election meeting of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) at Ramnagar locality in Adilabad town which was to be attended by leaders T.Devender Goud and Talasani Srinivas Yadav among others.
  • No change in our stand on Telangana: Naidu: Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday hinted at the BSP's rout in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections casting a shadow on the demand for smaller States, though his party was not against Telangana.
  • Major earthquake due in Himalayan region: With science not yet progressing to predict with accuracy the likely occurrence of an earthquake, seismic experts are pondering if there is a link between high stress accumulation in the Himalayan region and the global clustering in time of high magnitude temblors since the devastating 2004 quake off the Sumatra coast.
  • Sunil Reddy bought assets with money given by Ranga Rao: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the Emaar Properties scam informed a special court here on Tuesday that N. Sunil Reddy, an accused in the case, had bought prime properties on his family members' names with the money he received from Stylish Holmes, the marketing agency for the villas.
  • MLA's rally against KCR: Telangana Telugu Desam Forum leader and MLA Motkupalli Narasimhulu on Tuesday launched his 11-day ‘Atma Gaurava Padayatra' from his residence in Begumpet to Assembly in protest against “the way TRS president K.Chandrasekhar Rao has been deceiving people of the region”. Mr.Narasimhulu walked along with party cadre and reached NTR Ghat where he paid homage and then tried to enter Gun Park in front of the Assembly.
Indian Express:
  • Sparks fly during debate on power, Personal remarks made by Danam nagender and ChandrababuNaidu expunged from records
  • Pranahita will solve power needs of T: CM
  • 70 MLAs will join Jagan after  by polls, says minister D.L.Ravindra Reddy
  • Nellore fishermen clash with Jagan’s guards.
  • TTD to spend Rs 2.8 crore on security corridor: The first level three-tier security corridor for Lord Venkateswara temple will be taken up at a cost of Rs 2.8 crore and is expected to be completed in six to eight months time, said TTD executive officer L.V.Subramanyam.
  • Telangana Congress men oppose Chiru campaign: The prospect of Chiranjeevi campaigning in the bypoll in Telangana is giving Congress nominees and leaders the jitters.
  • The five assembly polls described as the semi finals forthe2014 has shown that the ‘hand’ (UPA &congress party) has become weak.
  • CBI quizzing of Ali Khan, the close aide of  mining baron Gali has disclosed  huge bribes given to several Andhra congress leaders in crore for 2009 elections.
  • AP will also soon reflect UP outcome, against congress and those playing with people’s sentiment, says TDP president.
  • Anna Team impact in UP elections.
  • Major cracks in Rae bareili and Amethi assembly segments of Gandhi family where congress lost ignonimously.
  • Petro companies ready for fuel price hikes, after the polls.
  • Face book to give Railway enquiries soon.
  • CM has no basic knowledge about power sector-  Chadrababu Naidu.
  • AP to earn Rs.45,000 crore  through VAT.
  • The PCC and the CM will hold responsibility for the 7 seat by poll in AP- Botsa.
Andhra Jyothy:
  • Congress tastes defeat in four of five states which were in semi finals to 2014
  • Fishermen beaten up in Jagan’s election campaign meet in Kovur.
  • Power crisis hits AP- even agriculture getting only One hour.
  • Bifurcation theory fails to attract voters in UP.
  • 10,000 Kms of Rath yatra by Akhilesh Yadav, Mulayam s son yields dividends in garnering votes of youth and women in UP.
  • Mulayam described as Phoenix surviving in UP politics for five decades - eight assembly and five parliament terms.
  • UP once a gain trounced Congress.
  • BJKP bags Goa and hung in Uttara Khand.
  • Hopes of Telengana  vanish among agitators.
  • Focus on local and regional leadership stressed in  the fall out of UP election outcome.
  • Battle between two youth - Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi.
  • Stage set for petro price hike after 5 state elections.
  • Further ruckus over Jalayagnam works in assembly.
  • Whirlwind bye election campaign of TDP president from March 8th.
  • Flop show of Rahul Gandhi.
  • BJP setbacks in three states.
  • A dead snake (how Mayavati described Mulayam earlier) recaptures power in UP.
  • Debate on power ends in a row between CM and TDP president.
  • YSR C complaints to ECI on favoring Chandrababu Naidu and stalling Jagan.
  • Failure of Sonia leadership leads to UP debacle, YSR congress leaders.
  • Face book to have railway enquiries on arrivals and departures.
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