www.thehansindia.com FRIDAY 21 APRIL 2017 NIZAMABAD PAGES 20 `5.00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Nizamabad | Rajamahendravaram H WINDOWS ENERGY SECTOR SET TO ASSESS IMPACT NIZAMABAD 420c 10 ISIS terror suspects arrested Mumbai/Lucknow: A major terror attack in the country was claimed to have been averted as 10 suspected ISIS activists were held on Thursday in a major multistate operation. The joint operation was carried out by the police teams of Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh, in which four suspected terrorists belonging to the ISIS Khorasan module were arrested and six others were detained, officials said. The arrests were made during raids in the morning in Mumbra, Jalandhar, Narkatiaganj and Bijnor and Muzaffarnagar. Baahubali-2 caught in a row Hyderabad/Bengaluru: A controversy over a 'Baahubali' actor's alleged anti-Kannada comment nine years ago threatens to stall the release of the second edition of the epic fantasy film in Karnataka next week with fringe groups on Thursday insisting on an apology from him. The controversy had broken out after a video in which actor Sathyaraj made the alleged anti-Kannada comments in the context of the Cauvery river water row surfaced a fortnight back and went viral. 3 12 HARIKA BEGINS WITH A BANG Information commission becomes defunct in TS, AP? V RAMU SARMA Hyderabad: The decision of the Supreme Court upholding the High Court order setting aside the appointments of four State Information Commission members is likely to create new problems for both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and end up in a peculiar situation where both the states may not have any Information commissioners and the commission becom- Sardarji turns out to be long-lost brother n Retracing familial bonds after gap of 28 yrs SAIKIRAN JADHAV Boath: He vanished from a village at the age of 12 about 28 years ago and surfaced at the family home very recently to rediscover the familial bonds much to the bewilderment of two elder brothers, family members and people of the village. His brothers could not believe their eyes seeing a tall, grown-up, turban-wearing strong Sardarji sporting a characteristic beard a la Sikh. They have memories about him as a playful tiny tot. The Sardarji from Punjab was identiﬁed as Sonu Singh, who owns a lorry and drives it for a living. His parents gave him the name Yata Adellu. He lived with parents, who now passed away, and two elder brothers Rajan and Vaman at Kokasmannar in Ichchoda mandal of Adilabad district. On chided by parents for not doing anything worthwhile, he left the village at the age of 12 for Punjab where he did odd jobs. A lorry owner in Ludhiana in Punjab took the boy under his wings, regarded him as his son and gave the name Sonu Singh. Continued on P4 SC order removes 4 members, while 2 to demit oﬃce in a fortnight ing defunct. Even three years after bifurcation, both states continue to have only one State Information Commission whereas to promote transparency and accountability in every public authority each state should have separate commissions. In the backdrop of this situation with the apex court upholding the High Court order, four State Information Commission members, V Venkateswarlu, Thantiiya Kumari, Imtiyaz Ahmed and M Vijaya Nirmala will be unseated and of the remaining two commissioners M Ratan would retire on April 22 and P Vijaya Babu will be laying down the office on May 15. As per the act, the Appointments Committee is headed by the Chief Minister including the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly and one Cabinet Minister nominated by the Chief Minister. Since there are no separate committees for the two states, the question now is who will chair the appointment committee? The appointment committee will have to form a search committee and then ﬁ- Delay in plastic industrial park makes investors jittery Planned in 2014, works on the park are yet to kick off; companies tapping alternative options P MADHUSUDHAN REDDY Hyderabad: The much-awaited new industrial park for plastics industry planned way back in 2014 by the Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) is yet to take off, causing jitters among investors and companies. The Telangana and Andhra Plastic Manufacturers Association (TAAPMA), the industry body that represents plastics industry in two Telugu states, wanted to develop the park on international standards, but the inordinate delay forced many companies which planned to set up units there to explore alternative options. “A land parcel of 170 acres has been identiﬁed for the park at Manchal village along Srisailam Highway nearly three years ago. But the govern- ment is yet to issue the requisite order and hand over the land,” a senior industrialist in plastics industry told The Hans India. Asked why there was so much delay, the industrialist said the g overnment would be in a better position to clarify on the ‘ordinate delay’. “We have been in constant touch with the Telan- To thwart GF’s travel plans, man puts airport cops on tenterhooks OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Thirty-two year old travel agent Motaparthi Vamshi Krishna aka Vamshi Chowdary thought it was as simple as creating a fake email ID and shooting off a hoax mail to escape from the fury of his girlfriend. In the process, he committed a serious crime in doing so. Merely to skip a pleasure trip with his girlfriend, he kept the entire security establishment of the country on tenterhooks for over ﬁve days until city police unraveled the truth Sends hoax mail to cops about possible hijacks at three international airports, sending the entire security mechanism in to a tizzy with the arrest of the mischief monger. It all began around 5pm after the Mumbai police received an email on April 15. The sender, claiming to be a woman, said in the mail that she overheard a group of six young men discussing in hushed voices about a plan for the simultaneous hijack of planes from Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai airports on April 16. The sender also said in the mail that the youngsters were discussing their 23-member group splitting into three teams to carry out the simultaneous hijack mission. The sender further said in the mail that she did not wish to reveal her identity but was sending the mail as a responsible citizen of India. 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, why not a postal stamp? OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Even as Osmania University is abuzz with activity, the release of a commemorative stamp to mark the 100th year of its establishment seems to be missing. “It would have been appropriate and beﬁtting to release a stamp as many other universities in the past have done,” says P Anuradha Reddy, convenor, INTACH 11 Telangana and alumni of OU. In the past commemorative stamps were issued when Bombay University, Madras University and Calcutta University reached the landmark. When contacted, the assistant director of India Post, Telangana Circle B V Ramana said, “We have not received a request and as of now there is no release of a commemorative stamp.” The procedure is for the uni- versity authorities to approach the postal department at least three months in advance with a request. The request is forwarded to New Delhi where a committee would decide and take a decision. When the Banaras Hindu University turned hundred based on the request by the vice-chancellor Professor G C Tripathi, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the Finance Ministry to make arrangements and ordered the philatelic division of the Postal Department to issue a stamp to mark the occasion. Sudhershan Jishnu who completed Law from OU in the eighties says, “Osmania University has stood the test of time and is one of the oldest universities in the country. A commemorative stamp to mark the occasion would be a tribute to a university that has stood tall over the years.” 50 plus and going strong departments in Arts College crossed this milestone Maulana Syed Ashraf Shamsi was the first Head of the Department of Persian. Prof. Sharif Unnisa Ansari of the department was awarded with Padma Shri. OUR BUREAU E ven as Osmania University is celebrating its centenary year, eleven departments in Arts College have either crossed the 50 or 60-year mark. They include: Arabic, Persian, Sanskrit, Economics, History, Political Science, English, Kannada, Marathi, Telugu and Urdu. These were offered at the Intermediate level with 25 teachers and 225 students at Gunfoundry area. n Arabic The Department of Arabic was started with Prof. Abdus Sattar Siddiqui, as the head with three faculty members. Six teachers were awarded the Certificate of Honour by the nally select the commissioners. Hence unless both the states take up the matter as top priority, the State Information Commission will become a defunct body. According to M Padmanabha Reddy, Secretary of the Forum for Good Governance, if both the governments do not take steps to constitute separate State Information Commissions and appoint new commissioners, it would not be possible to implement the RTI Act. President of India. The Department today offers a special course in Arabic to professionals being deputed to the Gulf countries by the MNCs. n Persian n Sanskrit The Sanskrit Department runs a Master’s course to meet the teaching requirements of colleges offering Sanskrit as a second language or as an optional at the Intermediate and Undergraduate levels. It has a course on Telangana literature. n Telugu The Department of Telugu was started with Rayaprolu Subba Rao as its ﬁrst head. One of the stalwarts of the department was Prof. Divakarla Venkatavadhani, who was the son of twin poets known as ‘Tirupati Venkata Kavulu’. Prof. C Narayana Reddy, who earned his fame as a lyricist for Telugu ﬁlms, also taught in the Department. Prof. Reddy picked a small topic and traced its evolution and connect it to the present. The UGC selected Department for the Departmental Research Support Programme in 1994. Seven Faculty members have become vice-chancellors while two are Gyanpeeth award winners. Continued on P4 gana government as well as TSIIC. We don’t know the reason for the delay in allocating land for the plastics park when the government has aggressively been promoting textile, pharma and other industrial parks. In fact, there is no explainable reason whatsoever,” the industrialist observed. The plastics park is expected to accommodate over 150 industrial units, with cumulative investments ranging from Rs 500 crore to Rs 1,000 crore. Continued on P4 Pak PM Sharif narrowly survives Panamagate jolt Islamabad (Agencies): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday managed to save his premiership after a Pakistan Supreme Court bench declared there was "insufficient evidence" to remove him from the office but ordered setting up of a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the graft allegations against his family. The court ordered Sharif, 67, and his two sons - Hasan and Hussain - to appear before the JIT, which would include officials from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), the Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Military Intelligence (MI). The JIT has been given two months to complete the probe. It will present its report before the bench after every two weeks and will complete its work in 60 days. The ﬁve-judge bench comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, Justice Azmat Saeed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan issued the landmark 547page judgement 57 days after concluding the hearing. Continued on P4 AI revises senior citizen age to 60 Mumbai: In a major bonanza, the Air India has revised the minimum age limit for senior citizens to avail discounted tickets from existing 63 to 60 years, official sources said. The revised age limit has been implemented with immediate effect for all domestic sectors, just as the summer holiday season rush has begun. As per the revised rules, any senior citizen who is an Indian national, permanently resident in India and has attained the age of 60 on the date of commencement of journey, shall be entitled to a 50 per cent discounted ticket in economy class on the basic fare. Art of Living has no sense of responsibility: NGT ‘Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's remarks shocking’ File photo New Delhi (Agencies): The National Green Tribunal, the highest environmental court in the country, slammed Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for alleging bias in a tribunal committee's recent report on Yamuna riverbed damage. The report criticised Art of Living's World Culture Festival, held in March last year, for damaging the Yamuna riverbank and went to quantify the damage caused. The NGT on Thursday termed Ravi Shankar's statements alleging bias "shocking" and also slammed Art of Living. "You have no sense of responsibility. Do you think you have the liberty to say whatever you want?" the NGT bench asked, setting the next date of hearing on May 9. The tribunal also directed Art of Living and other parties to ﬁle their replies and objections to the expert panel's report. The comments came after advocate Sanjay Parikh, appearing for petitioner Manoj Misra, told the bench about Ravi Shankar's statement blaming the government and the NGT for permitting the AoL to hold the World Culture Festival on Yamuna ﬂoodplains last year. A seven-member expert committee, headed by former Secretary of Water Resources Ministry Shashi Shekhar, says the festival has caused ecological damage caused to over 300 acres of ﬂoodplains. Ravi Shankar hit back, saying the authorities should have never given permission to hold the festival if Yamuna was "so fragile and pure". He said the ﬁne should be levied on the NGT as well as the Central and Delhi governments for giving permission to hold the event. Responding to the statement of the NGT, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has said that Art of Living has done no wrong. "The truth is we have caused no damage to Yamuna. When lies are exposed, it is shocking," he said.