Chief Minister vows to raise family incomes

Chief Minister vows to raise family incomes

Jul 22,2017 , 05:18 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu reiterated his desire to make Andhra Pradesh number one state in the country by increasing income of each family. “The government earlier concentrated on development and welfare programmes. Now we will focus on avenues to increase income of each family,” he asserted.
Govt committed to providing basic amenities in villages: Minister

Govt committed to providing basic amenities in villages: Minister

Jul 22,2017 , 01:32 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Minister for Mines and Geology RVSK Ranga Rao on Friday said that the government is committed to provide basic amenities to people particularly in remote villages.
Telugu states give RTE a go by

Telugu states give RTE a go by

Jul 21,2017 , 11:02 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
It is ironic that the government is inviting response from the public on AP Self-Financed Independent Schools (Estb & Reg) Act 2017, while conveniently shying away from responsibility of implementing the Right to Education Act.
Dalit women foil attempt to grab government land

Dalit women foil attempt to grab government land

Jul 20,2017 , 01:13 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Gathering courage following formation of SIT, around 100 Dalit women prevented grabbing of 10 acres of government land under survey numbers 205 and 206 in Tallavalasa under Bheemili mandal, near here on Wednesday. The cost of the land is expected to be around Rs 50 crore in the open market.
Nod for Oil and Natural Gas Corp- Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd merger

Nod for Oil and Natural Gas Corp- Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd merger

Jul 19,2017 , 10:03 PM IST | Business
In a significant development that could result in the birth of an oil behemoth, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved sale of government's stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) to India's largest oil producer ONGC for Rs 30,000 crore, a top government source said.
Government considering salary hike for KGBV teachers

Government considering salary hike for KGBV teachers

Jul 18,2017 , 03:25 AM IST | Telangana
Deputy Chief Minster Kadiyam Srihari on Monday said the government has identified mandals which are lagging behind in education in newly formed districts. During a review meeting on Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs), he said the government was looking into the proposal to increase salaries for teachers working in the KGBVs.
Future soldiers in the making at NCC camp

Future soldiers in the making at NCC camp

Jul 17,2017 , 04:23 AM IST | Telangana
Around 600 NCC cadets including the special Thal Sainik cadets are getting training in tent pitching, general knowledge, health and hygiene, obstacles, firing, map reading, judging distance, battle-craft, field-craft and many other areas of defence in this camp which concludes on July 20. The battalion comprises cadets selected from various government and private educational institutions in Vikara
Government encourages farmers to go for non-paddy crops

Government encourages farmers to go for non-paddy crops

Jul 17,2017 , 02:49 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The government is planning to release water if there are sufficient inflows to Nagarjunasagar. If there is no improvement in the water level, the water release will not be possible. However, the government released 1 tmc ft water to Nagarjunasagar right canal to cater to the drinking water needs in Guntur district.
Terracotta crafts centre to come up in Palamaner, says Minister

Terracotta crafts centre to come up in Palamaner, says Minister

Jul 17,2017 , 01:36 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Terracotta crafts common facility centre, a first of its kind in the state, would come up at Palamaner with an outlay of Rs 2 crore. According to Industries Minister N Amarnath Reddy, the government was committed to encourage the rural artisans and handicrafts in a big way in the state.
State to set up Information Commission soon

State to set up Information Commission soon

Jul 16,2017 , 02:07 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Special chief secretary to government Lingaraju Panigrahi said that the government would appoint state information commission soon. “A road map is being prepared for the same and the commission will be formed. Once commission is constituted, a notification will be issued for the appointment of information commissioners,” he informed.
Youth told to utilise govt schemes

Youth told to utilise govt schemes

Jul 16,2017 , 01:33 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Under Andhra Pradesh Skill Development Corporation, Employment Generation Mission, Rural Development and MEPMA, the government has been providing training to unemployed youth in 250 fields based on their educational qualification and 75 per cent trainees got placed in several big companies, including TCS, WIPRO, More, Apollo, Medplus, CARE and Big Bazaar, said Collector Pravin Kumar.
Lok Satta demands panels in schools

Lok Satta demands panels in schools

Jul 15,2017 , 02:55 AM IST | Telangana
Lok Satta Telangana unit on Friday has demanded the government to constitute committees in the schools and colleges with teachers, lecturers and parents to control the menace of consuming drugs by students.Lok Satta Telangana president Panduranga Rao met Excise Enforcement director Akun Sabharwal and submitted a memorandum in this regard.
Government sanctions three sports academies

Government sanctions three sports academies

Jul 15,2017 , 01:13 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The government sanctioned three sports academies, including Archery, Cycling and Riffle Shooting, to the district. In each academy 20 students will be given training in the respective sports.
Sanitary staff workers protest successful

Sanitary staff workers protest successful

Jul 14,2017 , 02:00 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Listening to the demands and concerns of the sanitary staff workers, who were protesting for the last two days across the state, the government has decided to stall the implementation of GO No 279 on Thursday.
Attack on government takes centre stage

Attack on government takes centre stage

Jul 10,2017 , 04:35 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Despite inadequate arrangements, the YSR Congress plenary witnessed overwhelming support from rank and file of the party.
Guzzlers stand in queue to buy liquor

Guzzlers stand in queue to buy liquor

Jul 10,2017 , 01:15 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
It’s tough time for guzzlers as most of the liquor shops and bars are remained closed in the district. The bars are to be reopened from Monday onwards, but the norms framed by the government have become hurdle to open the bar shops. Now, only one bar and two three wine shops were opened in Vizianagaram town.
Government to reconsider issuing of Electronic Health Cards

Government to reconsider issuing of Electronic Health Cards

Jul 08,2017 , 04:27 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The government is rethinking on its new initiative, the introduction of Electronic Health Cards (EHC) to the patients in the general hospitals. Keeping aside the interests of the patients, the government seems to be bowing its head to the private lobby.
Kisan Sabha extends support to 3-day nationwide farmers’ stir

Kisan Sabha extends support to 3-day nationwide farmers’ stir

Jul 06,2017 , 03:55 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
All India Kisan Sabha national vice-president Ravula Venkaiah, State wing president P Ramachandraiah and secretary KVV Prasad said that they would conduct agitations demanding that the government should solve the problems of farmers.
Loan limit to SCs, STs to buy taxis raised

Loan limit to SCs, STs to buy taxis raised

Jul 06,2017 , 03:50 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The government has decided to enhance the loan limit to SCs and STs to purchase taxis under self-employment scheme from Rs 15 lakhs to Rs 20 lakhs.
CPM to hold medical camps for tribals

CPM to hold medical camps for tribals

Jul 04,2017 , 01:13 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The CPM AP State Sub-Committee demanded the government to announce health emergency in the entire agency areas of the state. 16 tribals have died already in Chaparai of East Godavari district and eight tribals of Visakhapatnam agency area are suffering with severe anthrax and admitted in KGH.
Tough time for boozers as bars stay shut

Tough time for boozers as bars stay shut

Jul 04,2017 , 01:10 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
These are tough times for boozers as the most of the liquor shops, bars still remain closed in this district. Actually the bars were to be re-opened from Monday onwards but the norms framed by the government, especially commissioner of Excise department become a hurdle to open the bar shops.
Curb spurious seeds menace: CM to cops

Curb spurious seeds menace: CM to cops

Jul 03,2017 , 04:44 AM IST | Telangana
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Sunday instructed the police officials curb the menace of spurious seeds and food adulteration.During a review meeting held at Pragati Bhavan, the Chief Minister said the government was ready to bring in new laws for this purpose if the present Acts were not enough to deal with the situation. Farmers were suffering heavy loss due to spurious seeds.
Women’s hostels operate sans licences

Women’s hostels operate sans licences

Jul 03,2017 , 02:27 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The girls and working women's hostels are being run sans valid licences and not implementing the government rules and regulations, according to sources. As there is no enforcement, some hostels, which obtained permission earlier not even applying for renewal of their licences. The officials of women and child welfare department are not inspecting the hostels.
Priests seek salary on par with government staff

Priests seek salary on par with government staff

Jul 03,2017 , 01:01 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
With lengthy procedures and too many knots created by the government, thousands of priests (archakas) are still far away from getting monthly salaries online on par with government employees. Though the temples have been registering good revenues, the state government has not decided to bring the temple priests in to payrolls.
Minister assures steps to prevent jumbos from straying into villages

Minister assures steps to prevent jumbos from straying into villages

Jul 03,2017 , 12:55 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Government will not spare any efforts to put an end to the elephants attacking the villages to prevent loss of life and crops, said Industries Minister N Amaranatha Reddy.
Government committed to provide jobs to the needy: Pithani

Government committed to provide jobs to the needy: Pithani

Jul 03,2017 , 12:48 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Minister for labour and employment Pithani Satyanarayana said that the government has decided to make changes to the current employment exchanges system soon.
Pattiseema fails to instil confidence in farmers

Pattiseema fails to instil confidence in farmers

Jun 29,2017 , 12:31 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
Farmers are expressing fears to start advanced kharif in June, as they have doubts whether the government could able to release sufficient from the Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Scheme (PLIS). If they did not get sufficient water, they would have to face lot of problems and depend on Nagarjuna Sagar, which has scanty reserves.
Government notifies mandatory linking of Aadhaar with PAN

Government notifies mandatory linking of Aadhaar with PAN

Jun 28,2017 , 05:27 PM IST | National
New Delhi: The government has notified rules that require all assessees to mandatorily link their Aadhaar number with the Permanent Account Number (PAN) effective from July 1.
Archakas ‘beg’ to protest, seek support

Archakas ‘beg’ to protest, seek support

Jun 27,2017 , 02:07 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
A large number of Archakas (temple priests) demanding the government for implementation of Supreme Court orders to pay salaries as per the Pay Revision Committee scales, on Monday conducted "begging protest" in the city.
Not a single blot of corruption against my government, says Modi

Not a single blot of corruption against my government, says Modi

Jun 26,2017 , 03:03 PM IST | International
Projecting his government's success in the areas of fighting terror and graft, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that there has not been a single blot of corruption against his regime and no country has questioned the surgical strikes conducted across the border.