news Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 05:30
  1. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand a probe into the alleged tapping of his phone and that of his ministers, MPs and MLAs by the Telangana government. Naidu also demanded law and order powers for the governor in common capital Hyderabad to ensure effective implementation of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. Read more.   2. Global beverages and snacks major PepsiCo is looking to enhance potato procurement through its tie-up with farmers in Chittoor district. The company will buy the potatoes produced in Kuppam, hometown of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, in months to come. Read more in The Hindu report.   3. Mounting pressure on the government, farmers of riverfront villages in Andhra's capital city area on Tuesday approached the Joint Parliament Committee (JPC) that is studying the proposed amendments to the Land Acquisition Bill and strongly opposed the new clauses in the bill, Times of India reports.   4. In a massive operation, all the roads of Vijayawada to be widened to accommodate the increasing vehicular traffic.. According to official records, the city has witnessed a growth of 9.13 per cent in the number of vehicle registrations compared to previous year. More details in a Deccan Chronicle report.   5. It is very rare in Tamil Nadu for the audience to be more excited about a dubbed film than a Rajini or a Kamal film. But such has been the euphoria that has surrounded S.S Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali. But will films with similar grandeur make economic sense in Tamil? Vishal Menon writes for The Hindu.