news Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 05:30
  1. Amid speculation that Telangana's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) may issue a notice to AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in the cash-for-vote scam, the Andhra government on Tuesday threatened to hit back with a counter case against his counterpart K. Chandrasekhar Rao. A minister told reporters that in case a notice is issued, Andhra government will give a befitting reply. Read details. 2. NTV remains off the air in Andhra Pradesh as MSOs maintain that it is not being telecast due to technical reasons. The Andhra government has however denied anything to do with the blackout. Read more. 3. The Tirupati International Airport is expected to put the hill shrine on  the global map as construction of the airport is expected to be completed within the next two months. The government took up the construction at a cost of Rs 175 crore. Read Deccan Chronicle's report. 4. To maintain a competitive edge amidst private players and become self-sufficient in its status, the state-run Andhra University is gearing up. Read Sumit Bhattacharjee's report for The Hindu on the big plans that lay ahead for the eight-decade-old University. 5. The AP government is all set to hold the second phase of e-auction of red sanders for four days, starting from Wednesday. Around 3,500 tonnes of red sanders will be auctioned in this phase and the state government is hoping to generate Rs 2,000 crore revenue through the auction. Read a Times of India report.        
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