news Friday, June 19, 2015 - 05:30
  1. Amid a row over the cash-for-vote case, two Telangana Telugu Desam Party MLAs, K Vivek Goud and S Rajender Reddy, have lodged a complaint with the ACB alleging that the ruling TRS leaders, including chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, pressurised them to quit the TDP to join the TRS. Read a Deccan Chronicle report.  2. Aiming to settle the issue of higher compensation that farmers of the Polavaram irrigation project are demanding, the AP government on Thursday told the Hyderabad High Court that it is ready to pay Rs 31 lakh per acre to the farmers in West Godavari district and Rs 36 lakh to the farmers in Krishna district. Read a Times of India report.  3. Telangana forest officials have launched a mega conservation drive to attract the elusive tiger population to the core area of Kawal wildlife sanctuary in Adilabad district. Kawal was notified as a tiger reserve in April 2012 and the big cat, found mostly in the forest "corridor" abutting Maharashtra, enters Kawal in search of food and water. Read details.  4. Selection Grade Secretary of Gaddiannaram Agriculture Market Committee, LB Nagar, K Janardhan Reddy, was arrested by Anti-Corruption Bureau officials here on Thursday after he allegedly accepted Rs 3 lakh for renewing licences of commission agents. The tainted money was recovered from the Secretary’s driver, The Hindu reports.  5. TDP leader V Narender Reddy, questioned by Telangana's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in the cash-for-vote scam, on Thursday met party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in Hyderabad. The TDP leader is thought to have briefed Naidu about the questions asked by the ACB during his interrogation that lasted for more than 4 hours. Read more.  
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