news Friday, July 03, 2015 - 05:30
    1. A farmer committed suicide at a bank in Uravakonda in Anantapur district on Thursday, after they refused to renew his crop loan. Under pressure from private lenders who were charging high interest rates for loans, Reddy went to the bank along with a pesticide bottle on Thursday morning for one last attempt. When no progress happened, he consumed the poison. He was shifted to a hospital where he was declared brought dead. Read more.   2. The INS Viraat, one of the longest serving warships in the world, may soon become a museum after it gets decommissioned in 2016. The Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation officials confirmed to Deccan Chronicle that they received an in-principle approval from the ministry of defence authorities to showcase the carrier as a museum. The aircraft carrier is likely to be stationed on the shores of the Kakinada, near the tourist spot.    3. Mopidevi in Krishna district saw 114 students of Mahatma Jyothirao Phule Balura Gurukula Patasala, located in the town, complain of giddiness on Thursday after they consumed food in the school on Wednesday night. The school management immediately arranged a medical camp on the school premises and provided treatment. The situation is under control now with most of the students let off and some still being monitored. Read a report in The Hindu.   4. A day after the implementation of the compulsory helmet rule, the Andhra Pradesh traffic police held large drives to nab and fine offenders in a bid to increase safety awareness. The Visakhapatnam Traffic Department alone booked around 1,900 cases in the city limits in a single day and collected a total fine of Rs 1.9 lakh, The New Indian Express reports.   5. Lakhs of state government employees in Andhra Pradesh are yet to get their revised salaries as the financial management system introduced by the TDP regime has not been updated. The state government had earlier hiked the salaries of 4.5 lakh government employees. However, three months later the Comprehensive Financial Management System (CFMS), under which the government staff is required to update their service details, is yet to start functioning in the 13 districts. Read a Times of India.

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