news Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 05:30
  1. Amid rising tension with Telangana over the cash-for-vote scam, the AP government on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on Governor ESL Narasimhan and declared it would go ahead with setting up its own police stations in the common capital Hyderabad. Read details. 2. The foundation stone for Amaravati, the new state capital of Andhra Pradesh, will be laid on October 22, the government announced on Wednesday. The state cabinet which met in Hyderbad decided to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone. Read a TNM report. 3. The Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 88 cases registered in the state against Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. The four-member SIT will be headed by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Sheikh Mohammed Iqbal. Read more. 4. The farmers whose lands are likely to be acquired for the Polavaram project have approached the Hyderabad High Court under the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013. The government had earlier issued a notification proposing to acquire lands for the purpose of constructing the right main canal of Polavaram to transport the Godavari water to the Krishna River. Read a report in Deccan Chronicle. 5. The CBI in Visakhapatnam registered a case against a Divisional Engineer-West, South Central Railway, Guntur, T Subrahmanyeswara Rao, for amassing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. According to the CBI, the employee had amassed moveable and immovable properties valued at Rs 30 lakhs in his name and in the names of his family members, The Hindu reports.  
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