news Wednesday, July 08, 2015 - 05:30
  1.The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday sought President Pranab Mukherjee's intervention for law and order powers in Hyderabad being handed over to the governor. A delegation of state ministers and Chief Secretary I.Y.R. Krishna Rao met the president to complain against Telangana's attitude on post-bifurcation issues. Read more. 2. The forthcoming Godavari Puskarams will be alcohol free as policemen will be out in strength and have been asked to keep a watch over bathers during the forthcoming festivities. Excise staff has been drafted to see that people high on liquor do not have a run of the ghats. Read a report in The Hindu. 3. In a major setback, The YSR Congress party lost the MLC elections for the local body constituencies in the district of Kurnool. The party also boycotted the elections in Prakasam, due to which the TDP got the upper hand. In Kurnool district, Telugu Desam’s Silpa Chakrapani Reddy won by 146 votes after he polled 610 votes out of the total 1,080 votes polled. Read a Deccan Chronicle report.  4. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo and invited him to the foundation stone laying ceremony of state's new capital Amaravati. Abe assured Naidu that Japan will extend all technical and possible financial assistance for infrastructure development in building of the capital. Read details. 5. Andhra University added another feather in its cap after it secured second position among the State Universities in the country as per the India Today group's Nielsen Survey. AU vice-chancellor GSN Raju said that the varsity had clinched the second position among 330 state universities and bagged the eighth spot among all universities in India including state, Central and deemed universities. Read a report in The New Indian Express.
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