Three IAS officers relieved on retirement

M. Purushotham Reddy, IAS, Collector & District Magistrate, Mahbubnagar district, retired from service on attaining the age of superannuation on June 30 forenoon. He was immediately relieved of the charge.

L. Sharman, IAS, Joint Collector & Additional District Magistrate, Mahbubnagar district is placed in full additional charge of the post of Collector & District Magistrate, Khammam District, until further orders.


216 flight cadets commission into Air Force

Today morning witnessed 216 newly commissioned officers including 46 women receive their first salute from their juniors as they marched to the tune of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ at the end of the parade, marking their successful graduation from the Air Force Academy at Dundigal here.

Minister nails reports on sagar water release to Krishna delta

Major & Medium Irrigation Minister P. Sudarshan Reddy has refuted the media reports that water from Nagarjuna Sagar dead storage level was released to the Krishna delta at the cost of Telangana farmers. Asserting that there was no truth in the media reports to this effect, he appealed to the Opposition parties not to politicize every issue and stir up emotions.

Ministers’ panel to submit report in 15 days over Cong defeat

The ten-member committee of Ministers which was appointed to thoroughly study the reasons behind the Congress party’s debacle in the recent by-elections came out with future course of action to bring party affairs back on rails, on Saturday met for the first time at Gandhi Bhavan.

Talking to media persons after emerging out of meeting Ministers’ committee convenor Dharmana Prasad Rao said that the committee would submit its primary report over the debacle of party within 15 days.

Officials asked to achieve targets set under RYK

Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Saturday called upon all officials to work with renewed commitment and achieve the targets set under Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu (RYK).

Reviewing the RYK programme with Ministers and officials at Secretariat, Kiran Kumar Reddy appealed all officials to take up the RYK on top priority and achieve the targets set under the programme.

“I am confident that we have to show employment and direction to the youth. We have to fine tune the programme with the changing time,” he said.

17 injured in Nagarjuna Agrichem fire mishap

At least 17 persons injured and three of them are serious, when a major fire broke out in Nagarjuna Agrichem plant at Chilakapalem in Etcherla mandal in Srikakulam district on Saturday morning.

According to reports, the fire mishap took place after explosion in the chemical instruments section in the 5th block which engaged in manufacture of agri chemicals. All the injured were immediately rushed to Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Srikakulam. Among the injured, three were shifted to King George Hospital in Visakhapatnam for higher treatment.

SCR GM releases Southern Zone Time Table

South Central Railway General Manager G N Asthana on Saturday released the Southern Zone Time Table at a press conference held at Rail Nilayam conference hall.

Releasing the time table, Asthana said that new Time Table, which was got designed and printed by South Central Railway, provides detailed timings on all the Train services run on South Central Railway, Southern Railway, South Western Railway and Konkan Railway.

End uncertainty with T state: MP Rajaiah

Warangal MP S Rajaiah on Saturday stated that there was no alternative to end uncertainty in the State except formation of Telangana state.

Talking to media persons after emerging out of meeting with Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy at his Camp Office, Rajaiah said that all problems in the state would be addressed through formation of Telangana state.

Cong would have won more seats if Chiru given berth: MP

Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal on Saturday opined that the party would have won more seats if Rajya Sabha member K Chiranjeevi was given a berth in the Union Cabinet.

Talking to media persons after offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara at the Tirumala temple during the VIP break darshan in the morning to mark Ashadi Ekadashi, Lagadapati Rajagopal said that the party drubbed in the hands of YSR Congress mainly due to sympathy factor over the arrest of YSR Congress party president Jagan Mohan Reddy by the CBI.

Minnie Mathew named chief secretary of AP

Putting an end to speculation that chief secretary Pankaj Dwivedi would be given a three-month extension of service, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Saturday chose to go for a fresh face keeping with tradition being followed over the past few years.

Kiran Kumar Reddy choose Ms Minnie Mathew, an Indian Administrative Service Officer of the 1976 batch, as new Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh.

TET results announced

Secondary Education Minister K Parthasarathy on Saturday released the results of Teachers Eligibility Test at Rajiv Vidya Mission Auditorium.

Talking to media persons, Parthasarathy said that 27,414 candidates cleared the examination out of 56,162 making a pass percentage of 49 in the paper-I of D Ed. In the paper-II of Science and Mathematics 1,05,239 candidates have passed out of 1,89,039 making a pass percentage of 56. In the paper-II of Social Studies 95,848 aspirants came out successfully out of 2,18,604 making a pass percentage of 44.