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Vishal Sikka resigns as Infosys CEO

Vishal Sikka, former top hand at German multinational software corporation SAP, who had taken over the reins of InfosysBSE -9.06 % in June 2014, has resigned as managing director and CEO of Infosys. The company's board has accepted his resignation with immediate effect on Friday morning. The company said, Dr Sikka will remain with Infosys as executive vice-chairman and will hold office until the new permanent chief executive officer and managing director takes charge, which should be no later than 31st March, 2018. He will receive an annual salary of $1 during his tenure as executive vice chairman. He had just completed three years as the CEO of Infosys.  Infosys has appointed chief operating officer UB Pravin Rao as interim managing director and CEO.Infosys founders, including NR Narayana Murthy, have in recent months criticised the company's leadership over executive pay packages and for what they called lapses in corporate governance, which Vishal Sikka has stoutly denied.Infosys has been battling both internal & external challenges in terms of uncertain global economic environment and high-profile founders flagging concerns around alleged corporate governance lapses at the company.

Caught on Cam: Balayya distributing money to voters

Actor and Telugu Desam Party star campaigner, Hindupur MLA Nandamuri Balakrishna received a grand welcome in Nandyal constituency yesterday. Balayya  had a massive road show in Nandyal constituency of Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.  The actor turned politician was caught offering money to the Voters ahead of Nandyal bypolls. A photograph is going viral on the internet showing Balayya allegedly handing over Rs 100 notes to the people.  The photograph proves that Hindupur MLA along with TDP disbursed notes to Voters from a vehicle.   From one side of the vehicle, The Minister for Tourism are seen speaking at the road show whereas on the otherside, Balayya is seen giving  money  to voters. According to TDP Minister, the picture is photoshopped and there is no truth in this. They reportedly denied  any such type of cash distribution.On the other-hand, Today, Balayya slapped his fan in Nandyal who was trying to take a selfie with him and  the video is going viral on the Internet. His derogatory remarks against women were too taken a dig by the detractors. All these factors might create some negativity in Balakrishna's road shows. It remains to be seen whether Balayya's road shows will make TDP emerging victorious or not in the poll battle.

Nandyal by polls: Gangula Joins TDP

In a major jolt to Andhra Pradesh's opposition party YSR Congress Party, senior leader and ex-MP Gangula Pratap Reddy joined ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the presence of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday. Mr. Pratap Reddy met BC Welfare Minister K. Atchannaidu at the Secretariat before meeting the Chief Minister and discussed his plans to join Telugu Desam Party. The Minister accompanied him to meet CM Naidu.In the wake of Nandyal bypoll which is to be held by the end of August, Pratap Reddy's change of guard comes as a major shock to YSRCP. Silpa Reddy is now the YSRC nominee in the bypoll.The Gangula and Bhuma families have been strong political rivals from the beginning. The admission of Mr. Nagi Reddy into Telugu Desam party made members of the Gangula family uncomfortable. Mr. Prabhakar Reddy joined the YSR Congress along with his three brothers Mohan Reddy, Subhash Reddy and Vijayendra Reddy.

AP Minister comments against Dalit

Minister for Marketing Adinarayana Reddy made controversial comments against  the people belonging to the Scheduled Casts (SCs and STs).  The AP Minister said, “Dalits were unclean, uncouth and uneducated, and they will be same, nobody can change them. They are only blaming themselves for their backwardness,” He added despite several efforts by the Government, the SCs and STs are lagging behind in education.Mr.Reddy made these sensational remarks at the meeting of the hospital development committee in Jammalamadugu of Kadapa district in the presence of  government official, hospital superintendent and others. He also  made  comments on the reservations by saying that though the reservations have now been extended for 70 years. Yet,  Dalits have shown no improvement. All Dalits are in the same condition.On the otherside, YSRCP MP Varaprasad and senior leader from the party Merugu Nagarjuna strongly criticized and demanded action against Adinarayana Reddy who made disparaging comments on the Dalits.

2 types of Rs 500 notes? Scam of century

Biggest scam of the century! Two types of Rs 500 notes with several differences were printed and released by the Reserve bank of Indian post-demonetisation. Showing Rs 500 notes, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal  fired over BJP government and said, “How is it possible that two different kinds of notes are printed? Today we have discovered why the government took the demonetization decision.  The RBI prints two kinds of different design and sizes.”n nKapil  alleged that RBI  printed two different types of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 notes whose dimensions and design differ.  He raised the issue in Rajya Sabha and said that they would be flagging it in the parliament until the central government comes out with an explanation. The senior Congress leader, and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, called it the biggest scam of this century. Janata Dal (United)’s Sharad Yadav and Samajwadi Party’s Naresh Agarwal also supported Congress in the allegations.n nKapil Sibal  demanded that Prime Minister M Narendra Modi, Finance Minister, RBI Governor should come up with a clear explanation regarding the issue soon. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said,  “A slight variation in size and design is possible when notes are printed in large volumes. “

Balayya to campaign for Nandyal By-Poll

TDP's star campaigner, Hindupur MLA Nandamuri Balakrishna is gearing up to campaign for Nandyal by poll. Both the parties TDP and YSRCP are going to fight a bitter battle in Nandyal by polls. Already TDP candidate Bhuma Brahmanand Reddy and YSR Congress Party candidate Shilpa Mohan Reddy submitted their nomination papers.As Balakrishna has massive fan following in Rayalaseema, Telugu Desam Party has decide to field Balayya in the election campaign. Balakrishna has  agreed to the high command’s decision and decided to take some time from his busy shoot schedule  in order to campaign for the party in Nandyal.  TDP is leaving no stone unturned to avoid defeat in the Nandyal by-election. The party has decided to win over Shilpa Mohan Reddy who developed especial vote bank in Nandyal constituency and proved their political power.  Chandrababu Naidu is also trying to attract the public in Nandyal with his latest schemes and visiting the place often. As per the sources, even Balakrishna and Nara Lokesh are planning to visit Nandyal before the election.Chandrababu Naidu who has been closely monitoring the situation in Nandyal, has directed senior leaders to help Bhuma Akhila Priya and TDP candidate Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy.

Indian Army, be careful with Pak, China’s women

Indian Intelligence agencies have issued an alert for security forces to ask their men to be watchful of attempts made by women to lure them. According to the latest  report, intelligence agencies have sounded an alarm over increasing attempts by Pakistan and Chinese agencies to honeytrap Indian officers using beautiful attractive women.n nThe good looking women of Pakistani, Chinese origin speaking fluent Urdu and  English have been deployed to lay trap for Indian officers.  Reports also said that internet habits of Indian officers are also being tracked by Pakistani and  Chinese intelligence agencies.nOfficers using smartphones of Chinese origin are particularly under their radar. The officers those visiting porn sites or looking to make friendship with women using social media are being monitored closely.n nAfter selecting the target, Urdu speaking Pakistani woman or English speaking Chinese female make first contact with their target through WhatsApp, Facebook or any other social media sites, then lure the officer using Urdu shayri or flowery Hindi. In the first meeting, the woman entices the officer with offering him sexual favour. Later  they  uses the video tape of her intimate interaction to blackmail the officer and garner critical information from him about the armed forces.

Lakshmi Parvati: Shoot CM Naidu on road

YSR Congress party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy has kicked up a political controversy by saying Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu should be shot dead  on the road  for cheating people with his double speak and empty promises. Jagan made these comments on Thursday evening while addressing an election meeting at SPG Grounds at Nandyal town in Kurnool district.  Now  Lakshmi Parvathi,  the wife of former  United Andhra Pradesh CM and legendary actor Nandamuri  Taraka Rama Rao (Sr. NTR)) wife has lent her support to Jagan Mohan Reddy.Lakshmi Parvathi said, “I din’t find anything wrong in Jagan’s words  'To shoot Chandrababu Naidu on road' and instead I will support what Jagan said.”  She said,  Chandrababu is the king of corruption  and also accused Naidu of backstabbing his father-in-law NT Rama Rao  to take away his post of Chief Minister and later for using  NTR’s pics during the elections to make big promises that he will now never fulfill.

KCR changes tune on Tollywood drug case

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao reviewed the progress of  drug case investigation with senior police and excise officials  recently and said,  the drug users would be treated as victims and would not be subjected to legal process. The police would only punish the peddlers but not the  ‘victims’ in the case, he added.n nKCR described film actors as 'victims' and clarified that the investigation would only bring more information on the drug peddlers, suppliers.  He has stated that all the  celebrities from Telugu Film Industry those who were questioned  by SIT were not the accused but only the victims, they won't be arrested in drugs case. These latest remarks of KCR have come as a shocker to many given that he himself had earlier stated that no one who is involved in drugs is spared.n nApparently, the special investigation team (SIT) officials brought to his notice that his statement would only dilute the investigation of drug case  and the government would become a laughing stock in the eyes of public.n nKCR was speaking at a review meeting on the ongoing drug cases with  Anurag Sharma (Director General of Police), M Mahender Reddy (Hyderabad Police Commissioner), Chandravadan (Excise Commissioner), Navinchand (Intelligence IG), NK Singh (Security IG), Akun Sabharwal (Excise Enforcement Director), Shahnawaz Qasim (Cyberabad Joint CP) and other officials.

trs leader dubbaka satish reddy killed

TRS  (Telangana Rastra Samithi) leader Dubbaka Satish Reddy from  Nalgonda,  lost his life in road mishap at Nalgonda District's Narkatpally when he was travelling from Vishakapatnam to Chityal.  n nAccording to the report,  the car hit a parked lorry in which Mr. Satish Reddy died on the spot and his body was shifted to Nalgonda district’s government  hospital.  n nThe  road accident took place  in the week hour on Friday.The Police removed the vehicle and cleared the traffic on Vijayawada highway with the help of locals.  n n nAccording to Police  report, Satish Reddy went to Vishakapatnam on his business work and driving back to home town Chityal when the accident happened. Telangana forest development Chairman also reached hospital along with other party leaders. The police has registered a case and sent the body for post-mortem. n nAfter post mortem his body will be taken to his house. Satish Reddy's wife is an MPTC member of Nerada. Satish Reddy is the brother of TRS Nalgonda Incharge Dubbaka Narasimha Reddy. 
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