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Bank employees to protest against RBI on Jan 3


Vijayawada: The unrelenting bank associations, which are opposing the inattention of RBI towards resolving problems of banks due to demonetisation scheme, are going to hold demonstration here on January 3 as part of protests by the associations in all State capitals. Bank union leaders say that Central bank failed to supply adequate cash to banks, causing hardships to staff and ... Read More »

TDP cadre unenthused about Janmabhoomi?


Tirupati: The rank and file of the ruling Telugu Desam Party seem to be reluctant to participate in the government-sponsored Janmabhoomi programme that begins on January 2 in Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s native district of Chittoor. The request of Minister for Forests and Environment Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy for exemption of the VVIP district from the programme reflects the mood ... Read More »

Nadikudi-Srikalahasti line to boost industrial development


Guntur: Nadikudi- Srikalahasti railway line would pave way for industrial development in Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore and Chittoor districts. Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu set the foundation stone for 309 km long railway line to be taken up at a cost of Rs 2,298 crore on Friday. It is expected that the faction-hit Palnadu region would develop with the line. ... Read More »

Tech must benefit citizens: Naidu


Mori (East Godavari): Mori, a sleepy village nestling on the banks of the Vasistha river in East Godavari district, overcome all the barriers associated with its rural tag when it officially went digital on Thursday. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu at a function here has accorded the `digital’ status to the village for its rare distinction in undertaking cashless transactions. ... Read More »

MLC Swamy quits from YSRCP post


Vizianagaram: Senior leader of YSR Congress party MLC K Veerabhadra Swamy resigned as district party president. Addressing the media here on Wednesday, he said that he quit the party post and appealed to party chief Y S Jagan to relieve him at the earliest.  “I have taken this decision due to some personal reasons but I will continue to serve ... Read More »

Centre to assess teacher training institutes


Nellore: Union Minister for Human Resource and Development Prakash Javadekar said that the mission of his ministry was education for all and quality education for all and added that the respective State governments would have to decide on detention system at Class V and VIII in schools. Javadekar and Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu jointly laid foundation ... Read More »

Centre vows to complete Polavaram in time


New Delhi: Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Water Rejuvenation Uma Bharti handed over a cheque for Rs 1,981.54 crore towards assistance to the multipurpose Polavaram Project under the PM Krishi Sinchayee Yojana through NABARD on Monday, while promising to complete the project within the deadline. The assistance, the first of its kind released by NABARD for ... Read More »

Note ban curbs corruption: Venkaiah


Vijayawada: Union Minister for Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the decision to demonetise high-value notes for long term benefits, unearth black money and root out corruption in the country. The senior BJP leader strongly defended the note ban and said people have to face problems in short term to ensure better future ... Read More »

No security to women under TDP, fumes Roja


Visakhapatnam: Firebrand leader of YSRCP and MLA Roja lambasted the ruling Telugu Desam Party for the ongoing rift between zilla parishad chairperson Janimun and Minister for Tribal Welfare Ravela Kishore Babu. Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, Roja alleged that there was no protection to women under the TDP regime. “There is a violent history against the women, which ... Read More »

New ports bill: Workers unions smell a rat


Visakhapatnam: Proposing significant changes in the 12 major ports in the country, the Union Cabinet cleared Major Port Trust Authorities bill, 2016, on December 14. The bill, once passed by Parliament, will give port boards more autonomy and flexibility, claimed the Cabinet members. They said future public-private partnership (PPP) operators would be free to fix tariffs based on market conditions ... Read More »