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Home Guard posts for rural youth: SP
The Superintendent of Police, Devendra Singh Chouhan, said that the Police Department would accord priority for rural youth in the selection of Home guards in the district. In a press note here, the SP urged the unemployed youth to apply for the Home Guard posts for consideration after scrutiny. He also said that they were making all out efforts to provide self-employment opportunities to rural youth and desist them from joining anti-social groups.
Three Maoist sympathisers held
Three Maoist sympathizers were arrested and bound over to the MROs by the Nalgonda police, the Superintendent of Police, M.M.Bhagwat, said in a press release here on Monday. Rapolu Narsimha of Vayalapally, Chukka Srinivas of Puttapaka and Kattula Laxmaiah of Lingavarigudem were arrested on the charge of extending their support to the Maoists, under the Section 108 of the CRPC. The trio were bound over to the Mandal Revenue Officers concerned to bring a change in their attitude.
Relief for tsunami-hit
The State Government retired employees association district unit members contributed Rs 32,312 for the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the tsunami-hit persons. A demand draft for the amount was handed to the Collector, C Parthasarathi, here on Monday, according to a press note issued by the association president, D Mallesham.
The Collector, C Parthasarathi, suspended the Laxmidevipalli village ANM, D Rani of Thimmapur mandal, on the charges of dereliction of duties and negligent attitude. In a press note here today, the Collector said that based on complaints from the villagers during the Praja Patham programme they initiated action against the ANM.
Residents of Shanthi Nagar who formed an association, Shanthi Nagar Development Committee, elected K Janardhan Reddy as president and BVL Narasimha Rao as general secretary. The residents had been supplementing the efforts of the Government and are actively associated with the Municipal Corporation, which recently launched a sanitation drive.
Others elected to the new body are A Bhikshapathy and Godavarthi Mythili (vice presidents), A Rama Krishna Sarma and K Vasumathy (joint secretaries) and EVVS Sarma, treasurer.
Naxals kill sarpanch
Janashakti naxalites on Monday shot dead the sarpanch of Kantathmakur village in Parkal mandal. According to the OSD, V. R. Kalidas, four naxals fired at K. Komaraiah as he emerged from his house at around 7 a.m. Komaraiah died while being shifted to MGM Hospital here. Mr. Kalidas said people of neighbouring villagers might have approached naxals as the sarpanch was locked in a dispute with them over sharing of water.
Varavara endorses RK's apppeal
The former emissary of the CPI(Maoist), Varavara Rao, today welcomed the call given by Ramakrishna (RK), State secretary of the naxalite outfit, to the cadre not to burn RTC buses and not to harm those who did not work against the naxalite movement. Mr. Rao wanted RTC unions, the association of constables and village-level politicians to reciprocate by unequivocally condemning "State terrorism'' and "fake encounters." Expressing concern over the alleged illegal confinement of Madhu, a Maoist technical staff and Vijay, a teaching cadre, Mr. Varavara Rao demanded that they be immediately released or at least produced in court. On the failed peace talks, he squarely blamed it on the State Government, which he alleged, needlessly raised the controversial arms issue.
LAWCET last date extended
The last date for sale and receipt of filled applications of Law Common Entrance Test-2005 (LAWCET) has been extended from April 16 to May 5, a press release issued by its Convenor and Principal of Andhra University Ambedkar College of Law, R. Venkata Rao, said here on Monday.
APCC charge against TDP
The Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) claimed on Monday that the Telugu Desam Party was trying to gain political mileage out of bottlenecks which came to light at the open discussion on irrigation tenders on Sunday. Speaking to reporters here, the APCC chief spokesman, Paladugu Venkata Rao, said the programme was intended to throw up hidden technical nuances in tenders and implementation of projects.
Regularisation of contract staff
The Minister for Transport, S. Santosh Reddy, has said that the Government has decided to regularise services of over 5,000 employees working on a contract basis in the department in next two years. Talking to reporters after participating in Praja Patham at Armoor on Monday, he said after the Congress Government had regularised services of over 1,000 contract employees after it came to power.
Protests mar Praja Patham
Protests and slogans against the Government marked Praja Patham in the TDP-held constituency here on Monday. Errabelli Dayakar Rao, MLA, who said he would take part in the programme had to face embarrassing moments when he expressed inability to get all promises implemented as demanded by people. At Singaram, Ontimamidipalli and Uduthagudem villages, people gheraoed officials and the MLA complaining about erratic power supply, shortage of drinking water and fodder.
Suri stay extended till April 25
The judicial custody of 15 suspects in the Paritala Ravindra murder case was extended by another 14 days till April 25 by the Additional Judicial First Class Magistrate, A. Jayaraj, here on Monday. They included Suri, Hanumantha Reddy, Konda Reddy, Goverdhan Reddy, Venkataswamy and five members of the action team. Meanwhile, R.S. Praveen Kumar, SP, and the Superintendent of the district jail, Fazal Haque, submitted separate petitions in the AJFCM Court with the plea to send back Suri to Cherlapally jail as his stay in the district was creating a security problem with continuous flow of his followers to the jail and to the court whenever he was being brought there.
Cows knock down motorcyclist
A motorcyclist, Kommireddi Rajababu (33) of Tirumali village in Yelesweram mandal, was knocked down by two cows near the cashew nut factory at Diwan Cheruvu on Monday. He was rushed in a serious condition to the Government Hospital where he succumbed to injuries.
5 new rice varieties identified
Five high-yielding varieties for release were identified at the four-day 40th All-India Annual Rice Group meeting which concluded at the Directorate of Rice Research, Rajendranagar, near here, on Monday. The meeting, which was attended by more than 400 scientists from within the country and the International Rice Research Institute, the Philippines, made recommendations on rice production and protection.
Probe sought into fund misuse
The Andhra Pradesh Ex-servicemen Welfare Association on Monday demanded appointment of a fact-finding committee to look into the alleged misappropriation of Sainik Welfare funds by officials. A. Rangaiah Goud, president, in a statement appealed to the Chief Minister, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, to intervene in ensuring that benefits reached ex-servicemen and their widows.
97 huts destroyed in fire
Ninety seven houses were destroyed in a major fire at Mutcherla in Gajapathinagaram mandal around 1 p.m. on Monday rendering an equal number of families homeless, according to the Mandal Revenue Officer, N.S.N. Raju. The cause of fire was not known. However, there were no casualties.
5 killed in two road accidents
Five persons were killed in two road accidents in the on Monday. Three persons --Bhukya Devu (50), Bhukya Uppaiah (24) and Udugula Venkanna (30) of Rayakunta thanda -- died on the spot when the trolley of the tractor on which they were travelling overturned at Vamavaram in Mothey mandal. They were crushed under the weight of rice bags. In another mishap, driver and cleaner of a van were killed when a lorry collided it head-on at Settipalem in Vemulapally mandal.
Nandyal, 2 places reel at 41° C
Nandyal, Nizamabad and Ramagundam reported the State's highest day temperature of 41 degree Celsius on Monday. There was isolated rain over coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema while weather was dry in Telangana. Narsipatnam and Paderu recorded a rainfall of 3 cm each and Pakala 2 cm. Isolated rain is likely in coastal Andhra, Telangana and Rayalaseema on Tuesday.
Model EAMCET results out
The Minister for Cooperation, Kanna Lakshminarayana, released the results of the model EAMCET conducted by the district unit of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) here on Monday.
Panchayat Raj ministerial employees staged a dharna before Cuddapah Zilla Parishad demanding payment of their salaries under 101 head of account. The Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj Ministerial Employees Association district president, Rajasekhara Reddy, sought salary payment under the head of account to ministerial employees working in Zilla Parishad and mandal parishad offices and ZP high schools.
Grant for water supply
Atmakur constituency will get Rs. 40 lakhs for all round development of water supply. In view of large number of representations, the Government has decided to sanction the amount. A number of villages including Chilakalamarri, Jangapalli and Karatampadu will be benefited by Government's decision.
The annual examinations for students of standard I to V in all schools in the district will be held from April 16 to 21, according to a press release.
SP's caution to motorists
Two-wheeler riders must desist from using cell phones and triple-riding must be avoided, lest they will be prone to accidents, the SP, V.C. Sajjanar, cautioned on Monday.
He urged vehicle users to drive without excessive speed and park vehicles systematically to avoid traffic bottlenecks. Interacting with AIR listeners on traffic problems and solutions, he urged shop-keepers and push cart owners not to occupy pavements, meant for pedestrians.
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