www.thehansindia.com WEDNESDAY 31 MAY 2017 NIZAMABAD PAGES 20 `5.00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Nizamabad | Rajamahendravaram H NIZAMABAD TOBACCO–A THREAT TO DEVELOPMENT RAMZAN TIMINGS 390c Iftar Saher (Wed) 6.52 pm (Thu) 4.09 am WINDOWS OUR BUREAU Chemists warn of indefinite strike Pink-green `1 notes soon Mumbai: New Re 1 notes, with predominantly pinkgreen on the obverse and reverse in combination with other colours, will be soon put into circulation. The notes bearing the rupee symbol have been printed by the government. At present, Re 1 coins are minted. Printing of one rupee notes was discontinued in 1994 but relaunched in 2015. New Delhi: An estimated eight lakh chemists downed shutters across India on Tuesday against new government norms which they said would badly hit their business and warned of an indefinite strike if these were not withdrawn. The chemists are up in arms against new rules which demand e-portal registration and updating of every purchase and sale of medicines, saying these would create hurdles in their functioning. The All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists and the Retailers and Distributors Chemist Association questioned the need for such norms when only 10 per cent of the retailers in the country use computers. birthday on May 4 this year. He has been hospitalised for a while now. He was put on haemo-dialysis after his condition worsened after a gastric ballon surgery was performed about three days ago. His condition turned serious on Tuesday as heavy ﬂuctuations were noticed in his blood pressure and sugar levels. It may mentioned that Dasari was admitted to KIMS after he complained of difficulty in breathing. He was later discharged from the hospital. Since then, his health continued to deteriorate. Dasari was born on May 4, 1942 in Palakollu in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Dasari, who belongs to politically powerful Kapu com- OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: It would be job fest for the unemployed in the state on the occasion of third formation day of the state on June 2 as Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has given his nod for filling 20,000 teaching and non-teaching posts in various government educational institutions in the state. The Chief Minister wanted the process for the appointment of teachers to begin within a week. This decision was taken at a high-level review meeting held at Pragathi Bhavan here on Tuesday. TS Public Service Commission Chairman Prof Ghanta Chakrapani, Deputy CM Kadiyam Srihari, Ministers Tummala Nageswara Rao, Jagdeesh Reddy, Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma and Chief Secretary SP Singh were present at the meeting. The posts to be ﬁlled include 1,428 in Kasturba Gandhi Girls Vidyalayas in the state. There are 84 KBGVs in the state and there Two more Sub Registrars suspended Anywhere online registration abolished OUR BUREAU LK Advani met Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath after he arrived at the VVIP guest house in Lucknow before leaving for the special court on Tuesday. S Report: P7 IAS officer dies in Delhi pool, family cries foul GANJI SRINIVASA RAO Hyderabad: District Collectors throughout Telangana appear to have least concern for the trials and tribulations of the poor as almost all of them are reluctant to Say such higher tax makes capital-intensive industry unviable SREENIVASA RAO DASARI KCR clears 20K teaching posts BABRI MASJID CASE New Delhi: A 30-year-old IAS officer drowned in mysterious circumstances in a swimming pool here while allegedly trying to rescue a woman colleague who had fallen into the water, police said. But his family said they suspected foul play. Ashish Dahiya, 30, a resident of Sonepat in Haryana, drowned in the swimming pool of the Foreign Service Institute at Ber Sarai in south Delhi during a Monday night party attended by around 30 young officers, police said. munity in Andhra, entered into active politics in early 2000 through the Congress party. He was considered to be close to AICC president Sonia Gandhi and was elected to Rajya Sabha. He became the minister of state for coal in Manmohan Singh government during the UPA-II Continued on P4 regime. S Obit: P4 JOB FEST AHEAD OF FOUNDATION DAY Criminal conspiracy charges against Advani, Joshi, Bharti Crucial Balancing Fund remains unspent in all 31 districts Amusement parks rue 28% tax under GST Darshakaratna Dasari no more Hyderabad: Dasari Narayana Rao, a well-known Telugu ﬁlm director, actor, writer and former Union Minister of State for Coal died here on Tuesday after prolonged illness. He was 75. He is survived by two sons and a daughter. Rao celebrated his 75th Prime Minister Narendra Modi with actress Priyanka Chopra in Berlin on Tuesday. “Thank you for taking the time to meet me this morning @narendramodi Sir. Such a lovely coincidence to be in #berlin at the same time.” (sic) , Priyanka captioned the photo. 3 12 INDIA CRUSH BANGLA IN CT FRIENDLY "A woman officer accidentally fell into the pool and many officers, including Dahiya, jumped into the pool to rescue her," Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Chinmoy Biswal said. "The lady officer was safely pulled out but Dahiya went missing... He was then seen ﬂoating," he said. Dahiya was rushed to the Fortis Hospital where doctors declared him dead. Dahiya's father Narender Singh alleged foul play and demanded a probe by the CBI. Hyderabad: Taking serious note of the illegal registration of government and private lands valued at more than Rs 10,000 crore in the state capital, the government on Tuesday suspended Balanagar Sub Registrar Mohammed Yousuf and Medchal Sub Registrar Ramesh Chandra Reddy and registered criminal cases against them. Kukatpally Sub Registrar R Srinivas Rao was arrested on Monday. It also ordered CID probe into the scam and abolished the ‘anywhere online registration system’ across the state with immediate effect. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao conducted a highlevel review on the status of the case with top officials of Stamps and Registration and Police departments at Pragathi Bhavan. The CID has been asked to conduct a thorough probe into the Miyapur land registration scam. Another major decision taken at the meeting was the Special discretionary powers given to the Registrars and Sub Registrars under Section 47-A (determination of market value) have been withdrawn. Continued on P4 is a need to ﬁll 840 teaching and 588 non-teaching. The government has already given permission for the appointments and they need to be complete recruitment process soon, KCR said. The government had sanctioned 377 posts in urban residential schools across the state, including the newly-formed dis- tricts. Of this, 174 are teaching and 203 are non-teaching. The Chief Minister asked the Collectors to fill these vacancies immediately. Prof Ghanta Chakrapani said that notiﬁcation is given for the appointment of 7,300 teachers in new residential schools and written test for this will be held on May 31. The CM wanted the appointments to be done immediately after the written test without any delay. The Chief Minister said the government has sanctioned the ﬁlling of 8,792 teachers’ posts in the government schools. He has instructed the TSPSC to issue notiﬁcation for these posts as well. Continued on P4 SALE & PURCHASE OF CATTLE FOR SLAUGHTER Madras HC stays Centre’s ban New Delhi (Agencies): The Madras High Court on Tuesday stayed the Centre’s ban on sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter from animal markets. An interim order was passed by a division bench comprising Justice M V Muralidharan and Justice CV Karthikeyan in response to a public interest litigation ﬁled by two people, including Selva Gomathy, an activistlawyer. The PIL had challenged the constitutional validity of the new rules notiﬁed by the centre on 26 May, which had imposed a ban on sale of cattle for slaughter. The petitioner said that the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) permits slaughter of animals as well as sale of animals for slaughter. The development comes on a day when Union minister Venkaiah Naidu said that the centre is examining representations given by states and some other organisations on the recent ban on sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter, Union minister . These rules were notiﬁed in the backdrop of some observations made by the Supreme Court and a parliamentary committee on preventing cruelty to animals and breaking nexus in animal markets including smuggling. Various bodies and political parties have reacted sharply to the government’s decision to ban the sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter, saying it is an “ill-advised” decision which will widen the “terrorism” by cow vigilantes. Balancing Fund which is at their disposal to solve the problems of people. The Telangana govern- ment on April 17, 2015 issued an order releasing Rs 100 crore at the rate of Rs 10 crore to each of Meghalaya BJP leaders threaten to quit Shillong: Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Meghalaya on Tuesday threatened to quit the party if the Modi government refused to repeal the new cattle trade rules. "Most leaders in Meghalaya are not happy with the new rules which are directly affecting the socio-economic status of the people," BJP vice president John Antonius Lyngdoh said. He said the party members went into a huddle on Monday and discussed the issue in depth. "We cannot accept the new rules on cattle trade and slaughter. We cannot go against our food behaviour besides putting the economic interest of those people dealing in cattle trade and slaughter in jeopardy," the former Minister said. Govt examining ban issue: Venkaiah New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday indicated that it could reconsider the controversial notification regulating the sale of cattle following a nationwide row. The indication was given by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu to the media, even as Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said the order was not directed against any state or any particular society. Naidu said the norms regarding sale of cattle were notified by the government to prevent cruelty to animals. The rules were formulated and notified against the backdrop of some observations made by the Supreme Court and a parliamentary panel on the need to check animal mafia. No heart to provide succour to poor spend from the Crucial Balancing Fund at their discharge for the welfare of people. At a time, people are running from pillar to the post to get some help to overcome their personal tragedies like suicide and mishaps which could be remedied through Apadbandhu scheme, the District Collectors keep their petitions in pending by stating that there are no funds. An RTI application submitted to the Planning Department by The Hans India revealed that very few District Collectors spent money from the Crucial Hyderabad: Industry bodies and amusement parks voice their concerns over imposing of 28 per cent GST on them, while demanding for total exemption or single digit tax rate as the industry serves for children outdoor entertainment. “Imposing such high rates of taxation is detrimental to the prospects of our business making it unviable besides putting thousands of jobs at stake. The amusement park industry is still at its nascent stage and requires signiﬁcant support from the government’s end to make the industry ﬂourish in its full dynamism. We strongly advocate the government to rethink on its decision and support our industry by bringing it under the aegis of the tourism industry,” said Ramoji Film City CEO Rajeev Jalnapurkar. There are nearly 480 amusement parks in the country, including the popular Ramoji Film City, Adlabs Imagica, Esselworld, Nicco Park and Wonderla. The combined turnover is expected to be Rs 6,000 crore by 2020. Continued on P4 the then ten districts in the State to enable the District Collectors to undertake important works which are urgent in nature. Again the government released Rs 25 crore at the rate of Rs 2.5 crore for each district on May 25, 2016. And in the third installment, the government released Rs 93 crore at the rate of Rs 3 crore each for the 31 districts. The Planning Department had even issued a Memo on August 1, 2015 listing out the rules and regulations to the District Collectors to spend the fund. The Memo states, “In this connection, it has been decided by the Government that the discretion for spending funds under the Crucial Balancing Fund (CBF) be left to the respective Collectors, duly according priority for any of the important socio-economic development activities and felt needs of the people. The District Collector is the sanctioning authority.” The RTI application revealed that in spite of the government orders many of the District Collectors did not spend the funds adequately while some spent the funds for the works which were not mentioned in the Continued on P4 Memo. Monsoon in Kerala Thiruvananthapuram (IANS): The southwest monsoon has arrived over Kerala and parts of northeastern states, the IMD announced on Tuesday, as the southern state received widespread rainfall since Monday. The monsoon has advanced into some parts of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh, the IMD said. "Widespread rainfall occurred over Kerala during the past two days. A total of 78 per cent monitoring stations for monsoon onset over Kerala have reported rainfall for the last 48 hours," the IMD statement said. Continued on P4
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