Techie with suspected COVID-19 put in Isolation Ward in Kakinada Govt. Hospital in A.P.

A 35-year-old Hyderabad-based Software Engineer suspected to have been infected with coronavirus has been admitted to the Isolation Ward at the Government General Hospital (GGH) here in East Godavari district in the early hours of Wednesday. East Godavari District Medical and Health Officer B. Satya Suseela told The Hindu: “The youth, suspected to be infected … Read more

Govt. hospitals lack the critical equipment

Lack of critical infrastructure at Telangana government hospitals, where COVID suspects could be isolated, is staring in the face of Health department officials. There is a definite need for more resources at Government General and Chest Hospital. Though a Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (RICU) with 10 mechanical ventilators was inaugurated exactly a month ago, they … Read more

‘Govt. will approach World Bank for ₹1,783-crore loan’

Deputy Chief Minister (Excise and Commercial Taxes) K. Narayana Swamy on Tuesday said the government would approach the World Bank to lend ₹1,783 crore for clearing dues to liquor suppliers in the State. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, Mr. Narayanaswamy said the dues were pending since the previous government. The AP State Beverages Corporation … Read more

Avoid friction over capital Bills, Yanamala tells govt.

TDP senior leader and leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council Yanamala Ramakrishnudu has said that it is the responsibility of the government to ensure the contentious points relating to the scrapping of the Capital Region Development Authority(CRDA) and the decentralisation Bill, which were rejected by the Council, were not presented in the speech … Read more

TDP lashes out at govt. for ‘misusing’ police

The government misused the police to stop TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu at the Visakhapatnam airport after granting permission to his tour, alleged TDP leaders at a media conference here on Friday. Senior TDP leader Bandaru Satyanarayana Murthy alleged that DGP Gautam Sawang was acting like a member of the YSRCP. He further alleged that … Read more

Irregularities plague govt. hospitals: ACB

The 48-hour raid on Government District Headquarters and Area Hospitals and Dispensaries across the State by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials highlighted the poor maintenance and irregularities in drug stores, wards and kitchens in many hospitals. Following the directions of ACB Director General P.S.R. Anjaneyulu, more than 100 ACB officials inspected the facilities in government … Read more

Direct pharma company to implement charter of demands, govt. urged

CITU State vice-president D. Govinda Rao on Wednesday urged the State government to direct Aurobindo Pharma Limited to implement charter of demands since the previous wage agreement was lapsed in March, 2018. The CITU organised ‘Maha Dharna’ at the Srikakulam Collector’s office as part of the State-wide agitations over the pending issues of Aurobindo Pharma’s … Read more

Govt. forcing the poor to part with their land: Chandrababu Naidu

Telugu Desam Party president and former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has alleged that the YSRCP government is intimidating the poor and taking away their assigned lands on pretext of distributing house sites to all. Addressing a public meeting at Govindapuram in the Kuppam Assembly constituency on the second day of ‘Praja chaitanya yatra’ on … Read more

TDP targeting govt. outof frustration, says Jagan

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday alleged that the Telugu Desam Party has been indulging in mud-slinging on the government as it is afraid that people will forget its leader N. Chandrababu Naidu with the government implementing a slew of welfare schemes, including Amma Vodi and Rythu Bharosa. He said the TDP was … Read more

March 10 deadline to ready fire stations at govt. hospitals

March 10 deadline to ready fire stations at govt. hospitals

After several delays in establishing sheds for temporary fire stations at government hospitals, a 15-day deadline has now been set to complete the works. At the beginning of the year, officials from the Health department as well as Telangana State Disaster Response and Fire Services department had exuded confidence that the fire stations would start … Read more

Govt. seizing land owned by TDP supporters, alleges Kalava

The YSR Congress Government has forcibly taken away land belonging to the supporters of Telugu Desam Party in various mandals of Anantapur district, alleged TDP leader Kalava Srinivasulu and party district president B.K. Parthasarathy. At a press conference here on Saturday, the TDP leaders alleged that the revenue officials were seizing the land at the … Read more

Govt. to set up one ‘Telugu Pathasala’ in every mandal

Allaying fears that Telugu will be neglected if English is made the medium of instruction in all government schools, Chairman of the A.P. Official Language Commission Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad has said that the government will establish at least one ‘Telugu Pathasala’ in every mandal from the next academic year. “The proposal has been cleared by … Read more

CSI seeks govt. land to build office in city

RINL Director (Personnel) K.C. Das on Thursday requested the State Government to allot land to the Computer Society of India (CSI) for building an office in the city. Mr. Das, who is also the chairman of CSI-Vizag chapter, said that having an office building in the city will help CSI popularise digital technologies effectively. He … Read more

State govt. keen on engaging with medtech sector

State govt. keen on engaging with medtech sector

Telangana government is keen on engaging with the medtech sector and as part of this approach has decided to set up a common testing laboratory, in partnership with the industry, at the Medical Devices Park in Sultanpur, Industries and IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao said on Wednesday. Spread on nearly 280 acres, the park, developed … Read more

Govt. stifling A.P. development: Tulasi Reddy

The Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre is holding back the legitimate funds due to Andhra Pradesh, said State Congress Committee working president Narreddy Tulasi Reddy at a press conference at Hindupur on Wednesday. Taking exception to the BJP government’s lack of concern for the promises made as part of A.P. Reorganisation Act in … Read more

Govt. to launch mass cleanliness drive soon

Deputy Speaker Kona Raghupathi has said the State government will soon launch mass cleanliness drive across the State by using the services of NGOs. Addressing an orientation programme on solid waste management held as part of ITC’s Mission Sunehra Kal, Mr. Raghupati said the NGOs and industries would be roped in in the cleanliness drive … Read more

Govt appoints Ajay Bhushan Pandey UIDAI CEO

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Central Government on Thursday promoted director general and mission director of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Ajay Bhushan Pandey as its chief executive officer (CEO). “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved appointment of A B Pandey, an IAS (Indian Administrative Service),” an official notice said. A doctorate in computer science from University … Read more

Local body polls: Kollu faults govt. on BC quota

Former Minister Kollu Ravindra has said that 25% quota for the Backward Classes in the local body elections against the stipulated 34% is unfair. Speaking to newsmen on Tuesday, Mr. Ravindra said: “The population of the Backward Classes in the State is above 50%. The State needs to observe the quota being provided to BCs … Read more

19-year-old dies after delivery in Anantapur govt. hospital, relatives allege negligence

Aparna, a 19-year-old died at the Government General Hospital (GGH) here on Tuesday night hours after delivering a baby. Her family members are sitting on a dharna in front of the hospital alleging doctors’ negligence. Doctor denies allegations A resident of Nayanapalli in Narpala mandal of Anantapur district, Aparna got admitted to the GGH at … Read more