Top Stories from AP: Red sanders weighing 1.5 tonnes found in police raids, smugglers escape
news Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 05:30
1. The Seshachalam forest area in Chittoor saw forest guards opening fire once again on Tuesday, this time in the air, to scare away a group of smugglers who they stumbled upon near Vagetikona at Balayyapalli forest close to Koduru.The foresters found 1.50 tonnes of red sanders logs worth Rs 40 lakh in the morning when they went in search of the smugglers. Read a report by the Deccan Chronicle. 2. Upset over alleged phone-tapping and attempts by the Telangana government to book him in the cash-for-vote scam, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday left for New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise the issue and demand a probe. Read The News Minute's report. 3. The TTD board of trustees resolved to implement a 43 per cent hike in salary to its employees. The decision is likely to put an additional burden of around Rs. 72 crore annually on TTD. This was decided at a meeting of the board at Annamaiah Bhavan. Read The Hindu report. 4. With regard to Aarthi Agarwal's death, Swetha Ramakrishnan writes for Firstpost on how being a C-lister in the film industry can be fatal. One can only imagine the insecurity and trauma that Agarwal would have gone through, being a 30-something actress in an industry that is looking for excuses to replace you with a younger face, she writes. 5. YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy on Tuesday called on President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi and demanded action against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in the cash-for-vote scam. Jagan submitted a memorandum seeking action against Naidu and demanding that the Andhra CM be made the prime accused in the case. Read more.