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Pawan Kalyan demands withdrawal of land acquisition notification for capital
news Monday, August 24, 2015 - 07:37

1. Describing their plight ever since the capital city was announced, riverbank farmers on Sunday warned that suicide would be the only option left if their lands are forcibly acquired. Many farmers said that the government had tried to intimidate the farmers who spoke against the LPS by deploying police personnel in their villages. Read a Times of India report.

2. A woman who was detained in connection with a theft case by the Asifnagar police on Saturday died under suspicious circumstances, hours after being shifted to a hospital from the police station. Her family members alleged that she died due to highhandedness of the police. Seven policemen,were suspended for dereliction of duty. Read The Hindu's report.

3.With several complaints from various quarters against tipplers, the Visakhapatnam police have formed special teams to take action against those who are creating nuisance by consuming liquor in public places.Drinking in public places and in front of liquor shops has been going on for long in several areas in the city, Deccan Chronicle reports.

4. Strongly opposing forcible land acquisition for the Andhra Pradesh capital, Telugu film star and Jana Sena founder Pawan Kalyan on Sunday asked the TDP government to withdraw the notification. He urged the government to resolve the issue amicably by convincing farmers with written assurances that their interests will be protected. Read more.

5. Even though there are clear indications from the Centre that it is not possible, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu will make a fresh plea for getting special status to AP before PM Narendra Modi. Naidu, who is under severe pressure to extract a special status, is reportedly going to urge the PM to announce a package of 2 lakh crore for the reorganized State for the next four fiscal years. Read a report in The New Indian Express.

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