news Monday, July 13, 2015 - 05:30
    1. The master plan of Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, is almost ready as a team of Singapore-based urban planning consultants are expected to hand it over to the state government soon.The government has promised to give farmers land compensation in two parts - residential plots close to the existing villages and commercial plots near administrative buildings, the Times of India reports.   2. Out of the 92,617 greviance petitions that were received by the Andhra government, 86,874 are still reportedly pending while only 4,662 were redressed. The worst performing departments are revenue, civil supplies, panchayat raj, finance and municipal bodies that are flooded with grievances on pensions, land issues and ration cards. Interestingly, the status of most of petitions has not been uploaded online. Read aDeccan Chronicle report.   3. Meet D. Kesava Rao, a retired railway employee with the South Eastern Railways, who has been passionately playing table tennis for more than five decades and he is the oldest paddler playing in the Andhra Pradesh Veterans Table Tennis Championship. Read J. R Srisharan's report for The Hindu.   4. AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s Anantapur tour itinerary was read out to newsmen on Sunday, APCC president N Raghuveera Reddy said AICC vice-president will set out on padayatra from Obula Devara Cheruvu (ODC) mandal headquarter to Kondakamarla village, 9 km away. He will be accompanied by Congress leaders K Chiranjeevi and other Rajya Sabha members, The New Indian Expressreports.   5. Filmmaker S.S Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali: The Beginning", the first part in a two-part war drama, grossed approximately Rs.60 crore on its release day worldwide In US alone, 'Baahubali' collected a whopping Rs.15 crore. Produced by Arka Media Works, the film released in over 4,000 screens in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam. Read more.
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