Of late, a few political parties have been alleging that the Central Government is sending out veiled threats that it might impose President's rule in Andhra Pradesh. This is being ‘discussed' regularly on news channels. It is high time President's rule is imposed as there has been very little administrative control since 2004, and a certain amount of ‘cooling effect' is needed. The Satyam scam, the Obulapuram mining activity (leases extended to benefit a neighbouring state), the Ameerpet land scam (Rs.200 crores worth of land being handed over on a platter to the ex-owner, for which the Govt. comes out with a G.O), the EMAAR MGF rip off, the hunger strike dramas being played by all political parties, including the ruling party MPs of the Telangana region. As governance in Andhra Pradesh has become insipid, the sooner President's rule is imposed, the better for the state.
Boon for employees
The two-year Intermediate course in the State has become a prestigious one since the qualifying candidates are eligible for admission into various professional and also traditional non-professional degree courses. The Intermediate education in open school system launched this year comes as boon to the employees and those who discontinued their studies after failure in the Inter exam, and also senior employees who joined jobs after X class. The authorities should take necessary steps to ensure quality and standards of this course.
G. Mary Hema Prabha
Need for another train
The present Gowtami Express running between Kakinada and Secunderabad is unable to meet the increasing demand for berths. The Railways are often running special trains between these two stations but the accommodation is not available even before 15 or 20 days. Therefore, people are forced to travel by bus which is both inconvenient and costly, particularly for senior citizens, women and children. In fact, some time back, the General Manager of South Central Railway during his visit to Kakinada assured his help. The additional train will be a commercial success. I appeal to the railway authorities to introduce another train to Secunderabad via Guntur, Nadikudi, and Bibinagar which will cut short the distance and running time.
P.S.R.K. Timmaji Rao
Curb stray dog menace
Stray dogs in the Kirlampudi Layout area are often found chasing motor vehicles causing serious accidents. Recently, a teenaged girl suffered severe injuries on her face, hands and legs when a dog appeared suddenly in front of her bike and she applied brakes near Visakha Museum. The dogs also ruin the aesthetic beauty of the area by overturning garbage bins in search of food. People should be aware that rabid dog bite can be fatal and one way of keeping the dogs in check is making sure they refrain from feeding them and don't get too friendly with them. The Government should take necessary measures by sterilising the dogs to reduce their numbers.