Top stories from AP: Nine missing Andhra fisherman drown after boat overturns
news Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 05:30
1. Nine fishermen from Andhra Pradesh who had gone missing in Bay of Bengal last week died after the boat overturned, a survivor said. V. Kotaiah, said that they were caught in bad weather when they were busy fishing in the sea, turning the boat over and drowning the fishermen before his eyes. Kotaiah said he clung to his boat and managed to reach the coast. Read more. 2. The state government is adding the final touches to its liquor policy which will come into effect from July 1. Announcing the various changes at the Secretariat in Hyderabad on Monday, AP excise minister Kollu Ravindra said that the government will manage 10% of liqour stores in the state. Here are five things you need to know about the state's new liquor policy. 3.Amaravati, the proposed capital of Andhra Pradesh, may face a major threat of water pollution from Narla Tata Rao Thermal Power Station (NTTPS) if immediate remedial measures are not taken. The NTTPS sits diagonally opposite to the north west boundary of the proposed capital, a kilometre away from the left bank of the river. Read a Times of India report. 4. The seizure of 63 kgs of gold at the Visakhapatnam international airport has revealed a new strategy adopted by smuggling gangs to conceal gold in consumer electronic goods and land at less frequented airports. It was also found that the gangs were using large number of non-frequent passengers as couriers. Read details. 5. Representatives of four more telecom service providers on Tuesday appeared before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Andhra Pradesh probing the alleged phone-tapping by Telangana government. The officers of three firms appeared before the investigation team at Bhavanipuram police station in Vijayawada. Five companies had appeared before the SIT on Monday. Read more.