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OTS scheme for those who availed loan from APSHC

Cabinet nod for additional ₹35,000 loan for housing beneficiaries who are SHG members In a move that provides huge relief to those who have availed themselves of loans from the A.P. State Housing Corporation (APSHC) between 1983 and 2011, the State government has decided to bring in a one-time settlement (OTS) scheme. The OTS amount […]

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CID sleuths grill former APSFL officials in AP Fibernet ‘scam’

Irregularities in tenders worth ₹321 crore alleged Former member of the governing council, e-Governance Authority, Vemuri Hari Krishna Prasad and former vice-chairman and managing director of Infrastructure Corporation of AP (INCAP) K. Sambasiva Rao, appeared before CID sleuths here on Tuesday. The Crime Investigation Department (CID) officials, who registered a case on 16 persons for […]

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92.85% students qualify pharmacy, agriculture CET-2021

Five of top 10 ranks go to Telangana students Education Minister A. Suresh on Tuesday said a total of 72,488 (92.85%) students, seeking admission in agricultural and pharmacy courses, have qualified in the Common Entrance Test (EAPCET-2021). Speaking after releasing the results for agriculture and pharmacy streams at a press conference, the Minister said the […]

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HC Chief Justice prays at Tirumala temple

Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court Justice Arup Kumar Goswami and his wife offered prayers at the hill temple of Lord Venkateswara here on Sunday. Justice Goswami was received by the priests with the traditional ‘Isti kapal’ temple honours upon his arrival at the main temple complex. The priests rendered Vedasirvachanams. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams […]

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APERC permits DISCOMs to recover ‘true-up’ charges of ₹3,669 crore

‘The utilities, without ensuring economic stability, cannot gain confidence of consumers’ The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has permitted the DISCOMs to recover the ‘true-up’ charges amounting to ₹3,669 crore by taking into account their financial distress, according to the CMDs of the power utilities. They conveyed the steps taken thereof to Energy Secretary […]

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Anantapur student bags first rank in EAPCET

Koyi Sri Nikhil from Anantapur district topped the Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture, and Pharmacy Common Entrance Test (APEAPCET) the results of which were declared on Wednesday. Hailing from Kodiganahalli village in Parigi mandal, Nikhil completed his primary education in the LRG Public School in Hindupur. He studied 6th and 7th standards in Narayana High School […]

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Govt. should give up its ‘anti-Hindu stand, says Somu Veerraju

BJP State chief seeks nod for ‘community celebrations’ of Vinayaka Chavithi BJP State president Somu Veerraju has condemned the ‘anti-Hindu’ stand of the government, alleging that it imposed curbs on ‘community celebrations’ of Vinayaka Chavithi festival while allowing congregations at mosques and churches as usual, by citing guidelines issued by the Central government. Addressing media […]

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‘IIITs will be made Centres of Excellence’

State aiming to see at least five universities in the top 10, says Suresh Education Minister A. Suresh on Sunday said the government was keen on developing the IIITs in the State into Centres of Excellence. Speaking at a meeting after laying the stone for construction of a computer centre and inaugurating a solar power […]

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Curbs on Ganesh celebrations to check pandemic: MLA

He criticises BJP for politicising the govt. decision Criticising the BJP leaders for politicising the government’s decision to curb the Vinayaka Chavithi celebrations in public places, Brahmin Corporation chairman and Vijayawada Central MLA Malladi Vishnu said the restrictions were imposed as per the directions of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. Addressing the media on […]