Madhu Koda has wealth worth about Rs. 3,300 crore

Madhu Koda has amassed property worth about Rs. 3,300 crore during his tenure as the chief minister of the Jharkhand State by misusing his office, the income tax department has said on 1 January 2012.

Jagan aide Vijay Sai arrested by CBI

Sai is second accused in Jagan Assets Case
Effecting the first arrest in the alleged illegal assets case pertaining to YSR Congress president in AP, Jaganmohan Reddy, the  CBI on 2 January 2012 took into custody Vijay Sai Reddy, the financial advisor of Jagathi Publications and other companies owned by the son of YS Rajasekhara Reddy, the former CM of AP.

HIgh Court cancels Srilakshmi’s bail

Justice NRL Nageswara Rao of the AP High Court on 2 Jan 2012 cancelled the bail granted to senior IAS Oficer Y Srilakshmi in the illegal mining case and directed her to surrender before the CBI court before Jan 6.

President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil visited SHAAR Space Centre in Nellore District, AP on 2 January 2012.  She dedicated PSLV Mark – 3 Mission Control Centre to the Nation.

Milk sold in AP safe, pure : Survey

According to a survey conducted on adulteration of milk in various parts of the country, the milk sold in Andhra Pradesh has been found to be ‘mostly safe ‘ but that is not the case with many parts of the country.  According to National Survey on Milk Adulteration 2011 report, out of the 1791 samples tested in states, 1226 samples were found to be adulterated and not conforming to Food Safety and Standards Authority specifications.  The results were made public on January  2, 2012. The result for Andhhra Pradesh may be happy to feel about.  Its not that there is no adulteration at all but out of the 75 samples tested, 70 samples conformed to the standards.  Only 6.7 per cent did not conform to the standards.

Kerala ready for joint control of New Dam

Kerala is ready for a joint control of the Mullaperiyar Dam with Tamil Nadu and the Centre, if a new dam gets constructed, replacing the 116 – year old existing structure, state Chief Minister Oommen Chandi said on 4 January 2012.

Lokayukta rejects complaint against Maya

The Lokayukta on 5 January 2012 has rejected a complaint against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and her trusted minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui alleging a scam of Rs 2.32 lakh crore in the excise department on the grounds of insufficient evidence.

Poll process kicks off in Manipur

The notification for the January 28 assembly polls was issued on Jan. 4, 2012 in New Delhi, setting up in motion the poll process in the five – poll bound states including Uttar Pradesh.  The elections in Uttar Pradesh will be held in 7 phases while in Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, it will be held in a single phase.  Counting of votes in all the states will be held on March 4.

EC says all Mayawati statues to be covered

Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi on 7 Jan. 2012 said all statues of chief minister Mayawati and Elephants, election symbol for Bahujan Samaj Party, will be covered ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Polls.

UP polls to begin on Feb.8

The Election Commission on Jan.8, 2012 announced a change in the election date in Uttar Pradesh : instead of beginning on February 4 as previously announced, the polls will start on February 8.

Karnataka for Gita in school syllabus

Karnataka chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Jan. 8, 2012 announced that the government was considering introducing the Bhagvad Gita in primary and secondary schools after seeking public opinion.

Mahindra Solar Rajasthan unit on stream

Mahindra Solar One, a solar power developer, commissioned its first 5 MW solar power plant.  A part of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission ( JNNSM ) policy, the project is located near Jodhpur in Rajastan and was first to achieve non recourse financing in the industry.

Karnataka cuts VAT on cotton to 2%

Karnataka government on 10 January 2012 has decided to reduce tax rate to two per cent from five per cent for value added tax ( VAT ) on purchase and sale of cotton.

Suzion to set up 3,000-mw Wind Power Capicity in AP

Suzion Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh government to develop a wind power capacity in the state totalling 3,000mw between 2012 and 2016, creating potential investments of up to Rs 18,000 crore on 16 January 2012.

Setback to Modi: Appointment of Liokayukta is supported

In a major set back to Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Gujarat High Court on 18 Jan. 2012, by a majority verdict, supported the appointment of Justice R.A. Mehta, a retired judge of the High Court, as Lokayukta.  The Modi government’s petition challenging Governor Kamala Beniwal appointing the Lokayukta bypassing the government was dismissed.

US To Set Up LNG Terminal In AP

IL & FS Maritime Infrastructure has teamed up with  the US based VGS group to up a floating liquefied natural gas terminal at the Kakinada Anchorage port in Andhrapradesh in a bid to cater to the growing needs of independent power producers ( I P P s ) .This terminal will become the first such ( L N G ) import terminal on Indai’s east coast .

Government Takes ECS Route To Check Black Money

The Andhra pradesh government  has decided to make all  payments contractors and other through (ECS) Electronic Clearance Service .Introduction of ECS  payments the money will directly deposited in their bank A/C and the tax on the same cannot be evaded as the entire process is recorded by the bank and the Finance department.

NTPC  Another Mega Project In South

NTPC Ltd the country’s largest power company is planning to take up mega project in kudgi project in karnataka with 4000- mw .

Revive Sakri Solar Project In Maharashtra

The Maharashtra  government is trying to revive the , Rs 2,000 crore sakri solar power project in Dhule, near Northern Maharashtra with 150 – mw .

Bullet Train Between Ahmadabad & Mumbai

Terming the bullet train as a ‘dream project ‘ of the C M  Mr Narendra Modi demanded for new railway project and infrastructure for the financial year 2012-2013 . this project  will be annouced in the railway budget for 2012-2013 .

Maruthi’s New Diesel Plant At Gurgoan

A new diesel engine plant is expected to entail an investment of Rs 1,000 crore  for a capacity of 1 lakh engines  under the Maruthi Suzuki banner  .It will be the first own diesel engine plant at Manesar in Gurgoan .

Longest Flag Unveiled In AP

The Famous temple town of Bhadrachalam in AndhraPradesh , as students of Dr .Paul Raj Engineering College created a history by unveilling a 3.2km long natinal flag  .On the occasion of 63 rd republic day on Jan 26 th 2012 . The flag weighed about 800 kg  .The organisers claiming that they had suceessfully unveiled the Worlds longest Indain flag  .Vedeo recording of this entire programe was sent to the authorities of Guinnes Book of Record .

L N G Plans Terminal In A P

Petronet  L N G will set up its third terminal at Gannavaram in Andhra pradesh  . The decision has taken by companeis  board meeting with estimated cost of Rs 4,500 crore

500 MW Wind Energy Farms In A P

Welspun Energy Ltd (W E L ) part of the diversified $ 3 billion Welspun group had made agreement with New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh to install 500 mw of wind energy capacity in the state .

Polling In Punjab & Uttarakhand

Assembly Elections has been held in the states Punjab & Uttarakhand  on 30 th Jan 2012  .Elections for 117 contituencies in Punjab & 70 contituiencies in Uttarakhand . All major parties candiadates are participating in this elections .highest of 77 %  voting poll has been polled Punjab and in Uttarakhand  70 % voting poll .

U P Lokayukta Recommends C B I To Probe Against Kushwaha

The former minister for family& welfare & mining  Babu Singh Kushwaha , prima facie guilty of illegally awarding mining contracts and laudering  money through his several registered socities , Uttarpradesh lokayukta  N .V . Mehrotra  sent a report to cheif minister  Mayavathi on 30 th Jan 2012  registration of a case against Kushwaha  with C B I and enforcement directors .

99th Science Congress Conferences were inaugarated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Bhuvaneswar, Odisha on 3 January 2012.  PM announced the decade 2010-20 as “”Decade of Innovation”", he also said that the government would allot 2% of GDP for scientific & Technological researches in the 12 th Five – Year Plan.

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