news Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 05:30
    1. A division bench of the Hyderabad High Court on Monday directed the CBI to submit a status report within a week on the pending disproportionate assets cases against YSRCP chief Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy after a petition protesting the slow prosecution of sitting MLAs and MPs. The counsel representing the CBI said that there were 8 to 10 cases pending before the Special CBI court with regard to the disproportionate assets case. Read a report in The New Indian Express.   2. Amidst protests from various groups, the Andhra government on Monday began the process of allotting liquor shops across the district through draw of lots at Machilipatnam for Krishna district and in Guntur for Guntur district. Krishna district collector Ahmed Babu picked the first license through the lottery system in the morning and the process went on till late at night, the Deccan Chronicle reports.   3. Three year old prodigal archer Dolly Shivani from Vijayawada entered the India Book of Records for the second time as the first mixed re-curve archer of the country by performing with five archers for five different distances at the Volga Archery Academy. Shivani had earlier entered the same record book as India’s youngest archer on March 24. Read her story in TNM.   4. Helmet shops in Vijayawada saw a sudden surge of customers on Monday as wearing a helmet while driving will be made mandatory from Wednesday. Car owners too will have to pay a penalty of Rs 100 if they fail to fasten their seat belts while driving. Read a report inThe Hindu.    5. Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu is planning to visit Japan and from July 6 to seek foreign investments and cooperation in different areas. Naidu is likely to visit HongKong and also invite Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to attend the foundation laying ceremony of the State’s new capital Amaravati on October 22. Read details.