news Friday, July 10, 2015 - 05:30
    1. AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi will visit Anantapur district on July 24. He will undertake a padayatra from Madakasira to Obuladevaracheruvu covering about 15 km. APCC president N Raghuveera Reddy also told the media that Rahul Gandhi will meet the kin of the farmers, who had committed suicide unable to bear crop loss and mounting debts. Read a Times of India report.   2. Government employees in AP on Thursday launched protests demanding the arrest of a TDP MLA Chinthamaneni Prabhakar and his aides for allegedly manhandling a woman officer in Krishna district. Revenue employees in the district sought immediate action against the Prabhakar's followers, who allegedly lifted D. Vanjakshi, tehsildar of Musunuru Mandal, when she lay down before a tractor to stop it from illegally transporting the sand. Read a report in TNM.    3. A certificate and diploma course in Yoga is soon on the cards as the Krishna University (KRU) on Wednesday entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Coimbatore-based World Community Service Centre (WCSC) to offer courses in Yoga from 2015-16 academic year. Read The Hindu's report.   4. The recent war of words between actor-politician Pawan Kalyan and MPs from the TDP-BJP alliance has sent alarm bells ringing through the alliance, forcing leaders to step in and try to contain the damage. A war of words with Pawan Kalyan, who belongs to the Kapu community, will do more harm than good to the TDP as the community makes up a significant number of votes, Deccan Chronicle reports.   5. The Vijayawada Division of the South Central Railway is set to face the daunting task of providing rail transportation facilities to flocks of people attending the 12-day-long ‘Godavari Maha Pushkarams at Rajahmundry and elsewhere in East and West Godavarri districts from July 14. The railways are bracing to transport 35 lakh pilgrims to Rajahmundry alone. Read a report in The New Indian Express.  
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