news Friday, June 12, 2015 - 05:30
    1. TDP legislator A. Revanth Reddy, arrested in the cash-for-vote scam, was released on a 12-hour bail on Thursday for his daughter's engagement, which was also attended by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and other party leaders who showed their support for the arrested MLA. Read more.   2. The special task force of the Chittoor district police have opened rowdy sheets against 14 red sanders smugglers on whom the Preventive Detention Act was slapped. This is the first time rowdy sheets have been opened against red sanders smugglers and it will ensure that the police will keep a close watch on their movements and prevent repeat offenders. Read a Deccan Chronicle report.   3. Andhra Pradesh researchers have isolated an anti-cancer molecule from three different species of mangrove trees in the estuaries of the Krishna and the Godavari rivers. The molecule that can potentially be developed into a new natural drug has been found to fight lung, breast, bone marrow and blood cancers. Read a detailed report in the Times of India.   4. Vijayawada is all set to get its own fleet of women auto drivers as part of an auto driving programme being conducted by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) in association with a few Charities. 45 women auto drivers have been trained for this programme. Read The Hindu's report.   5. One of the accused in the ‘cash-for-vote’ scam, Jerusalem Mathaiah,lodged a complaint with the Satyanarayanpuram police station in Vijayawada on Wednesday against Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and the TS police claiming they they were bringing pressure on him to confess the crime. The police, basing on the complaint lodged by him under Sections 506, 507 and 387 of the IPC, registered a case. Read a report by The New Indian Express.  
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