news Friday, August 14, 2015 - 05:30


1. It has been 15 days since Gopikrishna(39) and Balram Kishan(52), two assistant professors from Hyderabad were held captive by militants in Sirte, Libya, and there have been no updates regarding their release. Both the families have been knocking on every possible door from the Prime Minister to the AP Chief Minister. Read a report in The New Indian Express.
2. He is known as Junior Veerappan in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, and it seems that the notorious red sanders international smuggler Sahul Hameed who has been operating out of  Dubai for years wants to surrender to the Andhra Pradesh police. Here's why.
3. The ancient Gali Gopuram of the Amaralingeswara temple at Amaravati will be demolished to make way for its replacement. The endowments department said that the tower was weakening, and has proposed constructing a new tower costing Rs 1.52 crore and is to be completed by the Krishna Pushkaralu in August 2016, Deccan Chronicle reports.
4. For over two weeks, the YSR Congress and the TDP have been huffing and puffing, to bring the House down. All because of a missing Y S Rajasekhara Reddy’s portrait. Since the last week of July, the TDP and YSRCP have been making accusations against each other, writing letters to the Speaker and even calling a meeting of the Assembly’s Committee on General Purposes. Read more.
5. Giving a boost to the Andhra Pradesh government’s target to generate 5,000 MW of solar energy by 2019, Union government sanctioned a 1,500 MW solar park at Kadapa. National Thermal Power Corporation will be inviting the bids in two months for the latest solar park to be completed by March 2017. Read The Hindu's report.
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