Thursday, Sep 19 2019 | Time 05:19 Hrs(IST)
  • At least 29 killed in Liberian school fire, 2 missing: official
  • Palestine ready to negotiate with whoever wins Israeli election - Foreign Minister
  • Pompeo, Saudi Crown Prince agree Iran must be held accountable for oil attack - State Dept
  • Sri Lanka's presidential elections to be held on Nov 16
  • Saudi crown prince expresses keenness to launch int'l probe into oil plants attack
  • Iranian-Made Delta Wing drone attacked Saudi Aramco facilities - Saudi Defense Ministry
  • MP Govt spends Rs 325 cr in combatting nature’s fury
  • Rain sets record in MP
  • Netanyahu announces establishment of right-wing, religious bloc for government talks
  • Thane Mayor gets life threat from Dawood
States » South

Tammineni Sitaram elected as Speaker of AP Assembly

Amaravati, Jun 13 (UNI) Mr Tammineni Sitaram was unanimously elected as Speaker of Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Thursday.
As soon as the proceedings began this morning, Protem Speaker S China Venkata Appala Naidu announced that Mr Tammineni Sitaram was elected Speaker of Assembly 'unopposed'.
Mr.Sitaram submitted his nomination papers to Assembly Secretary P Balakrishnamacharyulu and his nomination was supported by Ministers and MLAs including Botcha Satyanarayana, Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy, Buggana Rajendranath and Chief Whip G Srikanth.
Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy hugged the Speaker elect and took him to the chair on the podium while Minister B Rajendranath accompanied him.
TDP MLA K Atchannaidu also went the podium and congratulated the Speaker.
Mr Sitaram is a six-time MLA from Amudalavalasa in Srikakulam district.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister while congratulating the new Speaker hoped that values will be taken into account while running the house.
He said that AP Assembly should be an ideal platform to all other states by following Parliamentary traditions. “During the last Assembly in the erstwhile TDP government, the Opposition YSRCP was not given much time to speak and the same should not recur now” Mr Reddy said and asked the Speaker to disqualify MLAs, if they defected the parties.
Congratulating the Speaker, Leader of the Opposition and former chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that he did not want to make any controversial statement and hoped that the Assembly session would be held in a smooth way.
Ministers Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy, Botcha Satyanarayana, Pamula Pushpa Srivani, Chief Whip G Srikanth Reddy and TDP MLA K Atchennaidu and Karanam Balaram were among those who congratulated the newly elected Speaker.
UNI DP CS 1332
More News

Basic submarine course trainees pass-out at INS Satavahana in Vizag

18 Sep 2019 | 11:01 PM

Visakhapatnam, Sep 18 (UNI) As many as 21 officers and 108 sailors of basic submarine course successfully passed out from INS Satavahana on completion of 24- weeks of rigorous training, Eastern Naval command (ENC) said in a release here on Wednesday.

see more..

Southern Railway convenes meeting of MPs

18 Sep 2019 | 10:55 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (UNI) The Southern Railway (SR) convened a meeting of Members of Parliament (MPs) here on Wednesday.

see more..

AP govt orders magisterial inquiry on boat accident

18 Sep 2019 | 10:30 PM

Amaravati, Sep 18 (UNI) The government of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday ordered for a Magisterial inquiry on the boat accident which took place in the river Godavari four days ago which has claimed 34 lives.

see more..

Lord Mayor visits Telangana to strengthen Indo-UK partnership in Fintech,Cyber Security

18 Sep 2019 | 10:08 PM

Hyderabad, Sep 18 (UNI) Telangana Cyber security Center of Excellence in collaboration with the City of London Corporation hosted UK-India Fintech and Cyber security Forum at T-Hub here, a release said here on Wednesday.

see more..

NIRDPR urges DDG to take action against Mahakul in sexual harrasment case

18 Sep 2019 | 9:51 PM

Hyderabad, Sep 18 (UNI)Professor of National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (NIRDPR) E V Prakash Rao on Wednesday urged Deputy Director General, NIRDPR, Ministry of Rural Development, Rajendranagar Radkhika Rastogi, to take stern action against Asst Professor, CESD, NIRDPR Satyaranjan Mahakul, who attempted sexual harassment, stalking and molestation of an Indonesian participant during her field-cum-exposure visit from September 2 to 17 sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India.

see more..