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M.Narasimhulu likely to be Governor 12-Apr-2017
Naidu meets Shah, discusses increase in Assembly seats Senior Telangana Telugu Desam Party (TTDP) leader and party’s politburo member Mothukupalli Narasimhulu is likely to be named as Governor by the Narendra Modi Government in the next few days. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has been lobbying for his appointment as Governor for several months now. On Monday Mr. Naidu, who was in New Delhi to participate in the NDA meeting presided over by the Prime Minister, called on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and discussed, among other things, his desire to see his party leader as Governor of some State. According to a senior TDP functionary, Mr. Narasimhulu, who was also in New Delhi, subsequently joined Mr. Naidu at the meeting with the BJP president. Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu reportedly told him that he was hopeful of a favourable decision soon by the Prime Minister. Mr. Narasimhulu has been associated with the TDP from the days of party founder N.T. Rama Rao and has been a Minister at the State level. Mr. Naidu had promised the Telangana leader a seat in the Rajya Sabha. However, it did not materialise due to poor show of TDP in 2014 general elections. BJP has an electoral alliance with the TDP.
 
Padayatra for Rail Zone Launched 31-Mar-2017
SCS is the other demand of the campaign of the YSRC. In less than a year after launching an indefinite fast, Gudivada Amarnath has taken up a spirited campaign for the cause of the Railway Zone for Andhra Pradesh with Visakhapatnam as headquarters. It was in April 2016 that he launched the fast in Visakhapatnam on the issue that turned quite sentimental with the people of the region. He garnered all-round support but was arrested after five days.
 
11000 Invalid Votes Cast in MLC 22-Mar-2017
Visakhapatnam: More than 11,000 invalid votes were cast in the MLC elections. As a result the administration was forced to go for second preferential vote to decide the winner. Counting of votes continued even after 36 hours due to this. The staff at the counting centre said the voters did not have any idea about how to exercise their franchise. Sources said most of the votes were invalid as the voters put a tick mark beside the candidate's name they supported instead of enumerating their preferences. The candidates should have created awareness among the voters," election agent A Suresh said.
 
VSP Gets Ready For Another Showdown 08-Feb-2017
Visakhapatnam: The city is getting ready for another showdown for the Special Category Status (SCS), after the peaceful protest at RK Beach on the Republic Day was foiled by the police. Andhra Pradesh Special Category Status Sadhana Committee convenor Chalasani Srinivas said that he along with G Satyanarayana Raju, nephew of legendary freedom fighter Alluri Seetarama Raju and students from 11 varsities across the State will sit on a fast from February 9 to February 12 at Mahatma Gandhi statue near RTC Complex demanding Special Category Status.
 
Jagan Holds Dharna at Vizag Airport 27-Jan-2017
YSR Congress leader and others were in the city for a march on special category status for A.P. YSR Congress Party president and Leader of the opposition in the Assembly Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy was detained at the Visakhapatnam airport when he arrived from Hyderabad at about 4.15 p.m. on Thursday. He was here to take part in the proposed candlelight march on RK Beach Road to demand Special Category Status (SCS) for Andhra Pradesh. Party leaders V. Vijaysai Reddy, Y.V. Subba Reddy and Ambati Rambabu, who accompanied him were also detained. The police told Mr. Jagan that he would not be allowed to enter Visakhapatnam for the protest.
 
CM’s Transit Halt in Vizag 06-Jan-2017
Visakhapatnam: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is going to Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts on Friday to participate in the Janmabhoomi-Maa-Vooru program will make a transit halt here. As per the schedule the Chief Minister will arrive here by a special flight at 10.15 am to leave for Rajam village in Srikakulam district by a helicopter at 10.20 am. After participating in the programme he will leave for Dwarapudi village in Vizianagaram district to participate in the Janmabhoomi–Maa-Vooru to be held at 3.15 pm from where he will reach Vizag airport at 6.15 pm to leave for Gannavaram at 6.20 pm.
 
Pawan Kalyan Makes Transit Halt 03-Jan-2017
Jana Sena founder and actor Pawan Kalyan arrived in the city on Monday. On Tuesday, he is scheduled to visit Uddanam area in Srikakulam district to interact with chronic patients of kidney ailments. Mr. Pawan Kalyan said in a tweet: “… will interact with those hapless sufferers.” He will also address a meeting at Ichhapuram, bordering Andhra Pradesh-Orissa. At the airport he was given a rousing welcome by his fans.
 
Nepal Minister Visits Vizag Port 05-Oct-2016
Visakhapatnam: Minister for Economics (Nepal) Krishna Hari Purashkar and acting ambassador to India Krishna Prasad Dhakal visited Visakhapatnam Port Trust on Tuesday. Deputy chairman of Port Trust PL Haranadh welcomed them and made a brief presentation and explained the infrastructure available in the port and movement of cargo through container terminal on to the rakes with fully mechanized system to the importers in Nepal and to make use of the facilities available through the port. An interaction session with some of the queries were elaborated by the deputy chairman regarding bill of entry of the licensed and non-licensed commodities dispatch of rakes and the cost advantage compared to Kolkata Port. The Nepal team had expressed its satisfaction and sought for a trade meet with all the stake holders, customs and railways for considering import and export of cargo by Nepal government to India through Visakhapatnam Port and looking forward for business in the years to come. Earlier on June 23, a team led by Dr Somlal Subedi Chief Secretary of Nepal government visited the port and was impressed with the facilities being available at the Visakhapatnam Port Trust.
 
MP Confident of Special Rly Zone 27-Aug-2016
Visakhapatnam: Local MP Dr K Haribabu said his two years term was successful and satisfactory as many Central projects were envisaged for the district. Addressing a press conference here on Friday, the MP, however, found fault with the then UPA government that prepared Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act in which it was stated that the government will only look into the feasibility of setting up a separate railway zone for Andhra Pradesh.
 
YSRCP Plans for GVMC Elections 26-Aug-2016
Visakhapatnam: Even though the state government has not yet announced its plans to hold the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) elections, YSRCP leaders are preparing themselves for the same. Party general secretary and Rajya Sabha member P Vijaya Sai Reddy is scheduled to come to the port city on Saturday to discuss the election preparations with the cadre and leaders of the city and district.
 
 
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