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Man bets 12 lakh on TDP; commits suicide after party loses

Eluru May 24 (UNI) A man, who staked Rs 12 lakh on Telugu Desam Party coming to power again, committed suicide by consuming pesticide at Velivennu village in Undajavaram mandal in West Godavari district on Friday.
Police said that the deceased Kanthamaneni Verraju trusted the exit poll results, released by former MP Lagadapati Rajagopal on May 19. The former MP predicted that the ruling Telugu Desam party would come to power again by winning 110 to 130 seats.
Trusting strongly on the former MP’s exit poll results, the deceased man staked Rs 12 lakh on the Telugu Desam party on its coming to power again. As against the former MP’s prediction, the YSRCP registered a landslide victory by winning 151 Assembly seats. The deceased man who staked on TDP’s win lost the money.
Unable to digest the loss Rs 12 lakh in election betting, he consumed pesticide. His family member shifted him to the government general hospital in Tanuku, where he was declared brought dead. The police registered a case and investigating.
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Legal Metrology Assistant controller held in grafting case in Telangana

24 Jun 2019 | 9:07 PM

Kakinada, Jun 24 (UNI) The Anti corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday arrested Assistant controller of Legal Metology N Eswerarao at his office in Rajahmundry while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 for issuing verification certificate to a newly installed weigh bridge, the ACB sources said.

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Patient commits hangs self in AP

24 Jun 2019 | 8:49 PM

Kakinada, Jun 24 (UNI) A patient undergoing treatment for joint pains reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself to the ceiling fan in hospital room in a private ayurvedic hospital in Ramaraopet area here on Monday, police said.

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Students stage dharna opposing privatisation of midday meal scheme in AP

24 Jun 2019 | 8:43 PM

Kakinada, Jun 24 (UNI) Students Federation of India (SFI) on Monday staged dharna in front of the Collectorate here, opposing the move to hand over the midday meal scheme maintenance to Akshaya Patra, a private spiritual organisation .

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Enhance safety standards at station yards and sidings: SCR GM

24 Jun 2019 | 8:01 PM

Hyderabad, Jun 24 (UNI) Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway (SCR) advised the officials to focus on enhancing safety standards at station yards and at private sidings to improve operational convenience.

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College lecturer ends life by hanging in Konaseema

24 Jun 2019 | 7:55 PM

Kakinada, Jun 24 (UNI) A college lecturer committed suicide by hanging himself to the ceiling fan in his hostel room in Srinivasa engineering college Cheyyeru of Katrenikona mandal in Konaseema region 50 kms from here on Monday .

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