Top stories from AP: Centre summons Andhra and Telangana governor after inter-state row escalates
news Friday, June 26, 2015 - 05:30
1. The Central government has summoned E.S.L. Narasimhan, the governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, to New Delhi amid a raging row between the two states over the special powers of the governor in the common capital of Hyderabad.He is likely to brief the centre about the latest developments and the rift between the two states in the wake of the cash-for-vote scandal and phone-tapping. Read details. 2. Even though the deadline for construction and repair of toilets in schools across AP is less than a week away, many toilets are yet to be built or repaired across the state.The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) had sanctioned 52,257 toilets under the Swachh Vidyalaya Programme. Only 14,534 toilets have been constructed so far. Read a report in the Times of India. 3. India's first underground rock cavern on the eastern coast for storage of crude oil to hold the country's emergency reserves will come up in Andhra Pradesh next month. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will commission the project developed by Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd (ISPRL), a special purpose vehicle floated by the Oil Industry Development Board, in the port city of Vizag in Andhra Pradesh. Read more. 4. The Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary is under severe threat of deforestation and poaching. According to a recent study, researchers from Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment found that 16 per cent of the forest area in Papikonda has been converted to non-forest in just 13 years, between 1991 to 2014. Read a Deccan Chronicle report. 5. With the Union Cabinet giving its approval for the establishment of six new Indian Institutes of Managements (IIM) in the country, Visakhapatnam is among one of them, gearing up to start the first academic session from August this year. HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao confirmed the same to The Hindu.