news Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 05:30
  1. In a repeat of what happened in Telangana a few months ago, cable TV operators across AP have blocked N TV news channel for the last three days. N TV and Sakshi News have been continually telecasting the video clippings of the cash-for-vote case along with the audio clipping of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu alleged phone conversation with the nominated MLA. The MSOs however say N TV is not being telecast due to technical reasons. Read a report in the Deccan Chronicle. 2. Villages such as Jonnagiri, Tuggali, Maddikera, Pagidirayi, Peravali, Mahanandi and Mahadevapuram in the diamond-rich area of Kurnool district abandon their houses and live in makeshift tents in areas around Sarvanarasimha Swamy temple in Sirivella mandal headquarters between June and November every monsoon and ‘hunt’ for diamonds, said to show up in the area after rain washes away several layers of the earth. Read a report by The New Indian Express. 3. In a major initiative to ensure faster evacuation of cargo, the Visakhapatnam Port Trust and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) will take up a Rs.100 crore port connectivity road widening project. Read a detailed report in The Hindu. 4. APCC spokesperson Kolanukonda Sivaji demanded to know as to why the state BJP leaders have kept mum ever since the cash-for-vote scandal rocked Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Speaking to reporters, Kolanukonda Sivaji claimed that the silence of BJP leaders amounts to supporting the scam-stuck TDP leaders. Read a report in the Times of India. 5. Telugu director Puri Jagannadh on Monday took to Facebook to clear the air and assure people that he was helming Chiranjeevi's 150th film after reports surfaced that Chiranjeevi was thinking about replacing director Puri Jagannadh with VV Vinayak as he was unhappy with Jagannadh's signing spree. Read more.  
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