YSRCP MLA Sridevi summoned for caste probe

Published on Nov 20,2019 02:30 PM

Tadikonda YSRCP MLA Vundavalli Sridevi is in troubles over her religion. The district level-scrutiny committee chairman A S Dinesh Kumar ordered for a probe on Sridevi’ religion as she claimed that she is a Christian in an interview which was aired on YouTube. Dinesh Kumar has already issued a notice to the legislator to appear before inquiry panel and produce all necessary documents to prove she belongs to SC category.  AS Santosh,  the working president of Legal Rights Protection Forum had written to President of India, Ramnath Kovind that Sridevi misused SC status and produced a false election affidavit. Dinesh Kumar has taken up the case and has summoned Sridevi to attend for a questioning on 26th November at 3 PM. He also informed Sridevi to produce all the documents that she obtained to claim herself to be an SC.

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AP Govt plans to wind down liquor bars

Published on Nov 20,2019 02:28 PM

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has decided to reduce the bars serving alcohol in the state by 40 percent. Jagan Mohan Reddy held a meeting with Excise department officials and decided to bring down the number of bars and also the timings of their functioning. Presently there are 838 bars in the State- Andhra Pradesh.Jagan Mohan Reddy said the State Government was committed to imposing prohibition in phases. Already, the number of wine shops has been brought down from 4,800 to 3,500  in the State. Accordingly the YSRCP government will come up with new Bar Policy which will be effective from 1st January 2020. Also the prices of liquor are going to be hiked  in bars.   It is being heard that strict steps will be taken to prevent smuggling of liquor from neighbouring States. The liquor will be available only in five star hotels.

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All set for Ganta Srinivasa Rao's Assets Auction

Published on Nov 19,2019 02:55 PM

Former Minister and Visakhapatnam North MLA Ganta Srinivasa Rao's assets are going to be auctioned by the banks. Ganta Srinivasa Rao is likely to have entered troubled waters in a loan default case. According to the latest update, the assets of  Ganta Srinivasa Rao are set to be put on auction by a bank for default of loan repayment by Pratyusha Resources and Infra Private Limited.Ganta Srinivasa Rao has taken almost Rs 209 crore loan in the name of Pratyusha Resources and Infra Projects Pvt Ltd. To recover the loan amount, officials of the bank are in the process of identifying Ganta Srinivasa Rao’s other properties. Indian bank will hold the auction on 20th December.  The total loan given by  the bank is Rs 209 Cr whereas the assets that will go for auction are just Rs 35.35 crore.

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Telangana High Court gives up RTC Strike case

Published on Nov 19,2019 12:25 PM

The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation  strike case arrived for hearing  again on Monday and advocate general on behalf of Telangana government claimed that TSRTC strike is illegal.   The Telangana High Court said, it can't directly send orders to the state government. The court also has certain limitations. The court forward the case to Labour Court and appeal to the Labour Commissioner to solve the RTC strike within two weeks.The APSRTC, now under the AP Government, was recently merged with the State department of transport by the YS Jaganmohan Reddy Government, much to the relief of the employees in the State. Telangana State Road Transport Corporation strike has entered its 45th day, there seems to be no solution in sight to  deepening woes of  Corporation’s nearly 48,000 employees. The union leader Ashwathama Reddy sit on a fast along with some supporters at his residence in Hyderabad.

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Centre bans YS Vijayamma Charitable Trust

Published on Nov 18,2019 05:58 PM

Ninety non-governmental organisations in Telangana and 168 in Andhra Pradesh found to be violating foreign funding laws have been banned by the government this year. According to the latest update,  the government has cancelled the registration of YS Vijayamma's Charitable Trust. YS Vijayamma Charitable Trust, named after AP CM Jagan Mohan Reddy's mother YS Vijayamma and run by YS family, has been banned by the Centre.  According to the latest reports, the Trust couldn't respond on time to the Centre's questions on Foreign Funds and the Trust failed to file affidavit on time.In Andhra Pradesh, Rural Education and Development Society, YS Vijayamma Charitable Trust, Rayapati Charitable Association, Philadelphia Zion Ministries and Aruna Mahila Mandali are among those whose registration has been cancelled.  Several churches and educational institutions operating in Hyderabad and Secunderabad, has also been banned by the Centre.

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