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Rural hospitals to be strengthened

Rural hospitals to be strengthened

Aug 18,2017 , 12:44 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Health Minister Dr Kamineni Srinivasarao on Thursday said that the government was committed to strengthening rural hospitals in the State.
Government giving top priority to sports: Kodela

Government giving top priority to sports: Kodela

Aug 18,2017 , 12:24 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Assembly Speaker Dr Kodela Siva Prasada Rao said that government was giving top priority for sports. He along with minister for sports Kollu Ravindra inaugurated Sports Academy at Narasaraopet on Thursday.
Understanding blockchain technology for India’s digital future

Understanding blockchain technology for India’s digital future

Aug 17,2017 , 09:34 PM IST | Hans
Blockchain has been a buzzword for some time now. In addition to private companies and banks, blockchain has attracted interest from within the government as well.
KCR making headlines with false promises: BJP

KCR making headlines with false promises: BJP

Aug 17,2017 , 02:53 AM IST | Telangana
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State unit on Wednesday alleged that the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was trying to make headlines by promising to fill 84,000 posts. BJP asserted that the government lacks commitment in filling vacancies in the State.
Students to have health cards soon

Students to have health cards soon

Aug 17,2017 , 02:02 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
In a major step, the government decided to introduce Student Health Cards (SHC)s to all the students studying in both government and private schools across the state. As a pilot project, the SHC will be introduced in the HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao’s constituency Bheemili.
Government Considers Jaypee Assets Sale To Complete Ongoing Housing Projects: Report

Government Considers Jaypee Assets Sale To Complete Ongoing Housing Projects: Report

Aug 15,2017 , 08:11 AM IST | Business
The government is exploring if it was legally tenable to sell other assets of debt-ridden Jaypee Infratech to raise money to complete pending housing projects of the company, a top finance ministry official said today. Hundreds of home buyers had been left in lurch after the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) admitted bankers' plea for initiating insolvency proceedings against the realty company
Telangana State rolls out incentive scheme for staff

Telangana State rolls out incentive scheme for staff

Aug 15,2017 , 12:06 AM IST | Telangana
In an effort to encourage talent in government service, the State government has introduced “Telangana State Employees Incentive Scheme.” The scheme envisages granting special increment and promotions to the employees with outstanding performance in their duties from this year.
Surge in gold imports from South Koreaon govt radar

Surge in gold imports from South Koreaon govt radar

Aug 09,2017 , 11:09 PM IST | Business
Worried over multi-fold jump in gold imports from South Korea, the government is contemplating steps to check the surge in inbound shipments from the country, according to an official. Gold imports from South Korea, with which India has a free trade agreement since January 2010, has jumped to $338.6 million during July 1 and August 3 this year. The import in 2016-17 was $70.46 million.
Government notifies GST timeline for filing of tax returns

Government notifies GST timeline for filing of tax returns

Aug 09,2017 , 10:57 PM IST | Business
The Centre on Wednesday notified the timeline for furnishing final tax returns for July and August under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime.
Government to take NGOs support for development of tribals

Government to take NGOs support for development of tribals

Aug 08,2017 , 01:44 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Medical and Health department Principal Secretary Poonam Malakondaiah said the government in association with voluntary organisations is gearing up for holistic development of tribals. She held a review meeting on health and medicals services being rendered to tribals with officials concerned and heads of various voluntary organisations, at PMRC Bhavan in Kurnool on Monday.
Village malls will come up in a week: Pulla Rao

Village malls will come up in a week: Pulla Rao

Aug 08,2017 , 12:22 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Civil Supplies Minister Prathipati Pulla Rao announced that the government would establish village malls in urban areas and mandals in about a week and later would establish them all over the state if the response was good.
Segregation of garbage not implemented in Secunderabad

Segregation of garbage not implemented in Secunderabad

Aug 07,2017 , 04:46 AM IST | Telangana
Several promises by the government in the last few months to bring about a change in garbage management seem to have been restricted only to discussions and planning as several areas in Secunderabad continue to reek of un-segregated and dispersed garbage overflowing on the roads.
Opposition points finger at KCR for U turn on GST

Opposition points finger at KCR for U turn on GST

Aug 07,2017 , 02:35 AM IST | Telangana
The decision of the Government to knock on the doors of the Apex court against GST slab on irrigation projects has come in for sharp criticism. The TDP Telangana State unit, the TPCC and the State BJP charged the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao of taking a ‘U’ turn on the issue.
Government Extends Deadline To Get Aadhaar For Free LPG

Government Extends Deadline To Get Aadhaar For Free LPG

Aug 06,2017 , 08:15 AM IST | Business
 The government has extended till September-end the time by which poor women wishing to avail of free cooking gas (LPG) connections must apply for the unique 12-digit biometric identification number Aadhaar.
Aadhaar Not Mandatory For Booking Rail Tickets: Government

Aadhaar Not Mandatory For Booking Rail Tickets: Government

Aug 06,2017 , 08:08 AM IST | Business
The Aadhaar number is not mandatory for booking rail tickets, the Centre told the Rajya Sabha today.
Illegal sand mining goes unchecked

Illegal sand mining goes unchecked

Aug 06,2017 , 03:30 AM IST | Telangana
Illegal sand mining at Pedda Wagu in Polepally village of Jadcherla Mandal has gone unchecked for some time causing loss to the government exchequer. According to villagers, despite many complaints the revenue officials have turned a blind eye, taking advantage of which the sand mafia had been doing its business unabated.
3 kids develop allergic reaction to MR vaccine

3 kids develop allergic reaction to MR vaccine

Aug 04,2017 , 02:07 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Three students belonging to different schools were admitted to hospitals across the district on Thursday, as they developed allergic reaction after Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine administered to them. Medical staff have administered MR vaccine to the students below 15 years studying in government and private schools.
90 companies violate Provident fund rules

90 companies violate Provident fund rules

Aug 04,2017 , 01:30 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Yet many companies flout the laws and avoid contributing to their share of the fund. Many times, the amount recovered from the employees is also not being deposited. Inquiry by this correspondent revealed that over 90 companies in north coastal Andhra which come under the regional provident fund commissioner office are wilfully not contributing to the fund.
Government revises sand policy

Government revises sand policy

Aug 03,2017 , 02:28 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
In Krishna district, initially two sand reaches have been selected on a pilot basis to supply sand to the consumers. If the consumer wants to get sand from desiltation areas he has to pay Rs 1,040 for each tractor (one unit) up to five km, Rs 1,200 between five km and Rs 30 extra for each km distance. Distance is measured from sand reach to the destination point prescribed by the consumer.
Rajya Sabha: Opp slams Centre for not inviting Hamid Ansari to inauguration of new annexe complex

Rajya Sabha: Opp slams Centre for not inviting Hamid Ansari to inauguration of new annexe complex

Aug 01,2017 , 05:16 PM IST | National
The government today faced embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha when the Chair passed strictures against it for not inviting Vice President Hamid Ansari for the inauguration of a new annexe complex of Parliament.
15 special medical teams working in 7 mandals

15 special medical teams working in 7 mandals

Aug 01,2017 , 05:23 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
two lab technicians and testing kits for each had conducted medical tests for all the people who are of above 30 years age in 176 villages. As on April 15, 2017, the teams conducted diagnostic tests to more than one lakh people, where the doctors confirmed that 13,093 people are suffering from kidney problems, she disclosed. Thirteen-per cent of Uddanam population is suffering from kidney ailmen
 ABVP rally foiled, 10 held

ABVP rally foiled, 10 held

Aug 01,2017 , 05:13 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Tense scenes were the order of the day, as a scuffle ensued between students and police during ABVP’s ‘Chalo Collectorate’ rally, here on Monday.
Rush at registration offices

Rush at registration offices

Aug 01,2017 , 02:07 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The stamps and registration offices are thronged with buyers and sellers of properties as the government has enhanced value of properties by 10 per cent from August 1. The buyers are hurrying up to complete their registrations by Monday itself to save their money.
No LPG subsidy from March 2018

No LPG subsidy from March 2018

Jul 31,2017 , 11:33 PM IST | Business
Now, the quantum has been doubled so as to bring down the subsidy to nil, he said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here. Every household is entitled to 12 cylinders of 14.2-kg each at subsidised rates in a year. Any requirement beyond that is to be purchased at market price.
Government To Try To Pass Bill Empowering Transgenders Soon: Ramdas Athawale

Government To Try To Pass Bill Empowering Transgenders Soon: Ramdas Athawale

Jul 31,2017 , 02:58 PM IST | National
The Centre would make efforts to soon pass the Transgender Bill, which seeks to empower their community by providing them a separate identity, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale said today.
Govt to invoke PMLA, Benami Act on corrupt

Govt to invoke PMLA, Benami Act on corrupt

Jul 31,2017 , 02:36 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
A former additional director also stashed his ill-gotten money in shell companies. ACB officials say that the cases clearly come under Money Laundering Prevention Act and this trend among some government officials is increasing recently. As per data, 26 disproportionate asset (DA) cases booked on government employees in the last six months and it was 51 in the last year. The number of trap cases a
No one spared in betting case: Beeda

No one spared in betting case: Beeda

Jul 31,2017 , 01:48 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
TDP district president and MLC Beeda Ravichandra said that the government would not spare anyone in cricket betting case whether they are from any political party or from any other section who involved in the unlawful activity.
V Hanumanth Rao  slams government

V Hanumanth Rao slams government

Jul 28,2017 , 03:42 AM IST | Telangana
Demanding that the State government place Sircilla district Superintendent of Police Vishwajith under suspension immediately, Congress leader V Hanumanth Rao questioned the TRS government what they were doing if corruption took place during the previous Congress regime.
Groundnut, other crops withering

Groundnut, other crops withering

Jul 28,2017 , 02:17 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Making a mockery of rain guns introduced last year and notwithstanding the tall claims made by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, standing crops of groundnut, bajra, millets and tur dal are facing the threat of withering away. Chandrababu was accused of being partial to YSR Kadapa district. In his priority, Anantapur gets precedence over Kadapa district, it is alleged.
Police foil Mudragada’s padayatra

Police foil Mudragada’s padayatra

Jul 27,2017 , 01:58 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham’s padayatra was once again foiled by the police here on Wednesday. Padmanabham proposed padayatra to mount pressure on the government for according BC status to Kapus. Meanwhile, Mudragada Padmanabham was kept under house arrest for 24 hours.