news Monday, July 06, 2015 - 05:30
  1.  A ministerial delegation from Andhra Pradesh will meet President Pranab Mukherjee either on Monday or Tuesday to brief him of the latest developments in Hyderabad, particularly in the aftermath of the cash-for-vote scam. The delegation is also expected to submit proof with regard to the alleged involvement of the Telangana government in a phone tapping case. Read a Deccan Chronicle report. 2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Visakhapatnam on July 16, to inaugurate Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited’s strategic crude oil underground rock cavern and the Visakhapatnam steel plant’s expansion to the nation. In a 4-hour whirlwind visit, Modi will also address a public meeting at the Vizag steel plant. Read more. 3. The people from Srikakulam district still face trouble as crossing rivers by boat for day-to-day activities has resulted in a slew of problems. To overcome this problem, construction of bridges over the rivers was sanctioned years ago. However, the end to the problem appears to be nowhere closer. G Krishna Prasad writes for The New Indian Express. 4. Leaders of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress Party have reportedly buried the hatchet and formed a syndicate to gain control over maximum number of liquor shops in many districts. Even though precautions were taken to minimise the number of applicants in many villages, sources indicate that of the total 209 shops, over 110 were controlled by the syndicate comprising leaders of various political parties, The Hindu reports.  5. Vishakapatnam may soon get a huge national park on the lines of KBR National Park in Hyderabad after nearly 300 acres of the Kambalakonda wildlife sanctuary was identified for this project. The KWS, located 20 km away from the port city, is under control of the state forest department. Read a report in the Times of India.  
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