www.thehansindia.com MONDAY 15 MAY 2017 NIZAMABAD PAGES 20 `5.00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Nizamabad | Rajamahendravaram H NIZAMABAD MOVE TO SHORE UP MURREL PRODUCTION 440c WINDOWS OCCUPY DHARNA CHOWK! 3 12 ICC HIKES PRIZE MONEY FOR CHAMPIONS TROPHY `11,000 CR TO IMPROVE ROAD NETWORK IN NAXAL-HIT STATES Project covers 44 districts in Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra New French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte after the inauguration ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Sunday. S P8 Police descend on Dharna Chowk in the wake of an agitation call given by TJAC to oppose the decision of shifting Chowk to city’s outskirts, at Indira Park in Hyderabad on Sunday Photos: N Shiva Kumar Meru Leaders go underground fearing preventive arrests OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Despite the police refusing permission to hold “Save Dharna Chowk” protest call on Monday, the TJAC has vowed to go ahead with the protest by reiterating its call to all the opposition parties to reach Dharna Chowk. Congress, TDP, BJP and Leftwing parties had extended their support to the “Save Dharna Chowk” programme. Tollywood ﬁlm star Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena Party too backed the protest. The protest is aimed at exerting pressure on the government to drop its proposal to relocate Dharna Chowk, a popular venue for democratic protests in the State capital for over a decade. According to sources, fearing preventive arrests after being denied police permission for the protest, TJAC chairman Prof. M Kodandaram and other members on Sunday switched of their cellphones and went into hiding. "Scores of TJAC activists along with workers of opposition parties will reach Hyderabad from different parts of Telangana on Monday to lay siege to Dharna Chowk as a symbolic protest to force the government to drop its proposal to shift it to the outskirts of the city, citing public inconvenience." Kodandaram had stated on Saturday. China to invest $124bn on Silk Road Beijing: China on Sunday described its new Silk Road initiative as "a project of the century" with President Xi Jinping pledging to pump in a whopping $124 billion for projects that are part of the ambitious venture linking the country to much of Asia, Europe and Africa. "We should build an open platform of cooperation and uphold and grow an open world economy," Xi said in his opening address outlining China's vision. "Spanning thousands of miles and years, the ancient silk routes embody the spirit of peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual beneﬁt," he said. Interestingly, a few locals along with Indira Park Morning Walkers' Association staged a protest opposing TJAC's demonstration on Monday. They alleged that daily dharna’s cause inconvenience to locals and morning walkers. There have been instances where the people staying in those areas were also arrested while they were walking on the road. Apart from this, several hospitals, educational institutions, and trafﬁc problems are also affected, they alleged. Meanwhile, a huge posse of police has taken control of the Dharna Chowk and has set up barricades to prevent holding the protest. Police officials say that as the Assembly and Secretariat are located close to Indira Park, mobilising large crowds always causes public inconvenience and traffic congestion. Around 1,900 dharnas were organised in 2016 at Dharna Chowk by various political parties, people's organisations and students' associations. The JAC and other opposition parties alleged that the TRS government was suppressing the democratic right of dissent by shifting Dharna Chowk. "This government is not allowing people's organisations and opposition parties to express their views on its policies. The proposal to shift Dharna Chowk is a classic example for its autocratic behaviour," they said. New Delhi (PTI): The Centre will soon begin work on a Rs 11,000crore project to provide road connectivity to 44 Naxal-affected districts, including those in Telangana and Chhattisgarh. Five per cent of the total project cost (Rs 550 crore) will be kept aside for administrative expenses, including for deployment of security forces at strategic locations, officials said. To improve rural road connectivity in the left wing extremism affected districts, the Cabinet had last year approved the centrallysponsored "Road Connectivity Project for Left Wing Extremism (LWE) Affected Areas" scheme. The project will be imple- File photo mented under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) in the districts that are Market value of lands JuD chief Saeed held for to go up from August ALL IN THE NAME OF JIHAD spreading terror: Pak Lahore (Agencies): Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamat-ud Dawah (JuD) chief Haﬁz Saeed and his four aides have been detained for "spreading terrorism in the name of jihad," Pakistan's interior ministry has told a judicial review board. Appearing before it on Saturday, Haﬁz Saeed said he had been detained by the Pakistan government to stop him for raising voice for Kashmiris. Pakistan's Home ministry, however, rejected his arguments and told the board that Saeed and his four aides have been detained for "spreading terrorism in the name of jihad". The government's move came after a division bench of the Lahore High Court questioned last week why Haﬁz Saeed and the others weren't presented before a review board before the government extended his detention for another 90 days. For years, Haﬁz Govt nod for hiking registration fee, stamps duty PATAN AFZAL BABU For years, Hafiz Saeed has been walking free in Pakistan despite India presenting proof of his involvement in the Mumbai terror attack, in which 166 people were killed Saeed has been running free in Pakistan despite India presenting proof of his involvement in the Mumbai terror attacks, in which 166 people were killed. Continued on P4 Monsoon hits Andaman: IMD OUR BUREAU Visakhapatnam: In a major relief, southwest monsoon has covered the southernmost part of India including the Andaman Sea, Nicobar Islands and parts of the Bay of Bengal. According to a statement released by the India Meteorological Department on Sunday, “In view of the strengthening and deepening of southwesterly winds, persistent cloudiness & rainfall, the southwest monsoon has advanced into some parts of southeast Bay of Bengal, Nicobar Islands, entire south Andaman sea and some parts of north Andaman Sea on Sunday.” The statement further states, “Conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest monsoon into some parts of southwest Bay of Bengal, some more parts of southeast Bay of Bengal, remaining parts of Andaman sea and Andaman & Nicobar Islands and some parts of eastcentral Bay of Bengal during next 72 hours.” Earlier this week, IMD had said that the monsoon this year could be ‘normal’ and bring 100 per cent rainfall instead of 96 per cent as predicted earlier. K J Ramesh, the Director General of IMD said, “the recent development on El-Nino indicates that the monsoon could be normal this year and it could reach 100 per cent of the long period average Continued on P4 (LPA).” Ransomware: Experts suggest extra security layer SREENIVASA RAO DASARI Hyderabad: At a time when ransomware is creating tremors across the global industry, the government departments and other organisations that use pirated software are most vulnerable to cyber attacks. “So far, there are no reports of ransomware attack on the state government departments or any other organisation in Telangana. This doesn’t mean that we’re fully secured,” according to the Telangana IT Association (TITA), which is in the process of preparing a draft on dos and don’ts. TITA will submit its report to the government in a day or two. S Pirated software prone to cyber attacks S Hospitals, banks gear up for likely attack today This assumes importance in the wake of a fresh havoc expected on Monday as ran- somware is threatening to hit back. On the other side of the coin, the AP Police Department critical from a security and communication point of view. Under the project, there will be construction or upgradation of 5,411 km of roads and 126 bridges. Work will be taken up at an estimated cost of Rs 11,724.53 crore in the above districts. The project is likely to be started in the next few weeks and all necessary arrangements have been made for its launch, a top government official said. Out of these 44 districts, the maximum are in Chhattisgarh, where 25 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force were killed by Naxals last month. Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra are the other states that will be covered under the scheme. was attacked by hackers on Saturday. Globally, government departments, business ﬁrms and industry are bracing for Monday as cyber attack threat lingers mostly on Asia. “We need to have an additional layer, including a ﬁrewall for safeguarding our data and systems. When we worked on digital literacy, we observed that most of the government departments were using pirated software. For instance, the Police department or other departments, which have digital records may be at more risk considering the present situation,” Sundeep Kumar Makthala, Founder & Global Presi- dent, TITA told The Hans India. Several government departments, including ACP office from Karimnagar and Madhapur police have approached TITA to suggest safety measures to protect data from malware attack. “We’re suggesting ways and measures at two levels – organisation and individual—on protecting from ransomware,” adds Makthtala. Country’s cyber security unit Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) is yet to receive a formal intimation of any major attacks. Continued on P4 Infra agencies told to step up cyber vigil P9 Hyderabad: The long-pending proposal to jack up the market value of the lands and also the increase of registration fee and stamps duty is set to come into force from August as the state government has given its nod for the proposal. The State Stamps and Registration Department has forwarded a proposal to increase the market value of the lands to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao recently. The last time the government revised the land market value and registration fee was before the bifurcation of the state. In 2015, the department has proposed a revision of the land rates but the government turned down the plea due to various reasons, including the likely adverse impact on realty business. According to officials, as per the new proposal, there would be an increase of 10-15 per cent in the market value of the land. Officials of the department told The Hans India that the revenue generated from the land registrations was quite impressive last year. Almost 80 per cent of the total Rs 4,200 crore revenue target was realised from the property registrations. In 2015-16 also, the department succeeded in achieving its revenue targets. This year, the government had proposed to earn Rs 5500 crore revenue from land registrations. Though the realty is booming particularly in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts, the official said the major challenge before the government is to reach revenue target and the ﬁrst option before the government is to increase the land market value and registration fee. Continued on P4 An SMS saves bride’s future Wedding gets cancelled in the nick of time L BALAKUMAR Warangal: A marriage in progress has been cancelled and a cheating case has been ﬁled against the bridegroom following an SMS alert received on the mobile phone of the bride here on Sunday. The alert asked the bride not to get cheated like the sender at the hands of the bridegroom with whom the message sender has a live-in relationship. Consequently, the bridegroom was sent behind the bars for attempting to cheat the bride. Marriage of the youth of Vijayawada, Bharat Srinivas, was about to be solemnised with the bride of Mattivada in Warangal. The marriage was in progress and the groom was about to tie the knot, when the SMS was ﬂashed. Felt cheated, the bride informed it to her family members leading to cancellation of the marriage. Utter confusion prevailed at the venue of the marriage with the relatives of the bride beating the groom black and blue for attempting to cheat the bride while in a live-in relationship with another woman. The parents felt happy as the true colours of the bridegroom were exposed prior to the marriage. Bride’s parents are understood to have given Rs 15 lakh towards dowry and household articles as gifts. The relatives of the bride who were reduced to tears are appealing to the police for stern action against the cheat. The Subedari police registered a cheating case against Bharat Bharat Srinivas Srinivas. from Vijayawada
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