news Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 05:30
  1. The State government has constituted a high-level committee to inquire into the suicide of Guntur Nagarjuna University architecture student Rishiteswari in her hostel room on July 14. The committee will be headed by retired IAS officer Balasubrahmanyam and has been asked to submit its report in five days, The Hindu reports.   2. The AP government, which has decided to take the help of Japanese companies in the construction of the capital Amaravati, has decided to introduce Japanese language courses in Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, and Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, from the current academic year, according to a GO issued in Hyderabad on Monday. Read more.   3.The removal of late Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy’s life size portrait from the AP Assembly lounge by Assembly staff kicked up a political controversy with YSRC legislators deciding to meet the Speaker on Tuesday to protest. The lifesize portrait of YSR was installed after he died during his office term. AP Assembly secretary K. Satyanarayana Rao told Deccan Chronicle that the frame of the portrait had become weak and they had removed and kept it in a room.   4. Stating that the NDA government is ready to flood civic bodies in Andhra Pradesh with funds, Machilipatnam MP Konakalla Narayana placed the onus on the officials of the civic bodies and the public representatives concerned to make good use of the money. Addressing a meeting at Pedana town on Sunday, he said that the Centre will grant 78 percent of the project cost if the proposed work fits the guidelines, Times of India reports.   5. Condemning the attack on B Srinivas, village revenue officer of Atmakur village in Mangalagiri mandal on Sunday evening, VROs and VRAs in the Guntur district staged a protest at the district collectorate. They demanded that cases be booked against the attackers. On Sunday evening, Atmakur VRO B Srinivas, went to a disputed site where illegal construction activity was going on. While they were removing the temporary structures, they were allegedly attacked. Read a report in The New Indian Express.  
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