Benefits for advocatesThe Andhra Pradesh Bar Council is planning to increase the Advocates Welfare

Fund benefit to Rs. 4 lakhs and medical allowance to Rs. 1 lakh to the members of the fund, its newly elected vice-chairman P. Narasinga Rao said here on Tuesday.

APBC was also considering a proposal to provide stipend to young advocates, Mr. Narasinga Rao , said at a press conference.

Bandh peaceful in agency areasThe bandh organised by the Maoists in the agency areas of the district, on Tuesday, was partial and peaceful.

The impact of the bandh was felt in Koyyuru and G.K. Veedhi mandals where most of the traders downed their shutters and the RTC withdrew its services. However, many traders closed shops.

All three banks in Araku remained closed.