SUNDAY 13 AUGUST 2017 WARANGAL | PAGES 36 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com H Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Nizamabad | Rajamahendravaram H OVER 5,000 ACRES OF GOVT LAND ENCROACHED TS UNDER SIEGE Unsung... unhonoured As we gear up to celebrate the 71st Independence Day we look back at several Telugu leaders and reformists whose role in Independence Movement has been largely ignored. Freedom fighter and Gandhian, Pingali Venkayya, among them, had been instrumental in designing the tricolour that we proudly unfurl and salute. Both the state and the central governments through the years have conveniently ignored his monumental contributions Pages: 12, 13 Nitish sacks Sharad as JD-U leader P4 in RS PATAN AFZAL B ABU A downpour after a hot and humid day caught denizens by surprise in Hyderabad on Saturday Hyderabad: Land scams seem to be haunting the Telangana government. Recent efforts of the government have brought to light the menace of encroachment of lands in the districts also. As per the latest details, the encroachers usurped over 5,000 acres of government lands in the realty booming districts of the state. Taking cue from the infamous Miyapur land scam unearthed in Hyderabad recently, the Stamps OU GREEN AUDIT SUGGESTIONS Call to stop use of ﬁrewood in hostels T P VENU Hyderabad: There is something for nature enthusiasts to cheer about. In the recently submitted biodiversity report of Osmania University campus by the Wildlife Biology & Taxonomy Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University College of Science, Osmania University, shows that the university still has a good biodiversity. Out of the 1,632 acres of land, 60% is still under green cover. Though the animal diversity reduced in the last few decades as there used to be langurs and monkeys in abundance and a semi-captive population of spotted deer on the Osmania University is still home to a variety of birds, reptiles, butterﬂies and exotic plants. With 60% of 1,632 acres still under green cover, the carbon footprint could be reduced considerably campus kept in an enclosure known as the ‘University Deer Park’ until the 90s, the deer were translocated to forest tracts of united Andhra Pradesh. Dr C Srinivasulu, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, University College of Science says, “We have been working on the biodiversity of the state for the last 20 years. The Vice Chancellor wanted us to undertake a green audit of the campus last year. This report is in fact a comprehensive data that has been collected over a period. With little effort, the carbon footprint can be reduced to a great extent. Continued on P4 Lack of swachhata cause of deaths: Yogi Lucknow /New Delhi (Agencies): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday termed the tragic death of more than 60 children in a Gorakhpur hospital as “unfortunate” and said that his government would take strict action if anybody was found guilty. He said that he has ordered the state chief secretary to probe the oxygen supplier of the hospital if there was a case of short-supply. “The supplier is to be blamed in case there is such a case. I had already asked the hospitals to maintain an emergency stock of supplies to ﬁght the vector-borne diseases,” he said Adityanath said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep concern over the tragic inci- POETRY UNBOXED We love the things we love for what they are RAJESHWARI KALYANAM K avi Sammelanas and Mushairas – the creative spaces that are supposed to foster Hindi and Urdu poetry continue to happen in Hyderabad. A few dedicated enthusiasts and a group of poets, who await their turn to walk up to the stage and recite their poem, a stage full of people and the sparse audience is what mostly deﬁnes these events. The art of poetry, especially listening to poems is believed to be on a wane, and if it is Hindi and Urdu even more so. While many study Hindi as a subject in school and read about the great poets of the golden years of literature as a part of academics – legendary poets like Maithili Sharan Gupt, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Jaishankar Prasad, Niralaji and Meer, Ghalib, Maqdoom are hardly remembered leave alone read today; there are books available but hardly sold. Poetry and current generation by no imaginable standards can Continued on P4 be said in the same breath. Says deaths due to lack of oxygen is heinous If a government is a problem in itself, then it doesn’t have the right to exist. My government will come up with solutions dent and offered all help to deal with the situation. He also said that he had sent two ministers to the hospital to get a ﬁrst-hand report after the media highlighted about the incident. “I’m glad the media highlighted it. The incident is very unfortunate, my condolences to families,” he said. He said Japanese encephalitis has been there since 1978 and if infants from eastern Uttar Pradesh are suffering from it then it’s due to lack of hygiene and open defecation. He attributed a lack of knowledge among common people regarding cleanliness as one of the reason for the deaths and said if a government is a problem in itself, then it doesn’t have the right to exist, adding that a government comes up with soluContinued on P4 tions. and Registrations Department in coordination with the Revenue Department has conducted a study on the status of government lands in the old Karimnagar, Nalgonda, Khammam, Nizamabad, Medak, Warangal and Mahbubnagar districts. Prima facie, the officials found that the lands were gobbled up by realtors and inﬂuential political leaders in collusion with the Sub Registrars(SRs). Top officials of the Registration Department told The Hans India that the documents related to the land registrations have been thoroughly scrutinised. In some cases, the government land records in the Revenue Department were tampered with and got the land registered in the name of individuals. In other cases, the government lands were registered in the name of private persons without even consulting the Revenue Department. In Karimnagar district alone, nearly 1,000 acres of the government land was illegally occupied. Continued on P4
thehansindia.com is a news portal which strives to keep you hooked on to news-as it happens. Our team aims to keep you abreast with whatever is making headlines across the world including politics, business, sports, lifestyle and entertainment. thehansindia.com is a part of The Hans India, an English Daily published across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The newspaper was launched in 2011 and publishes editions from Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Amaravati, Rajahmundry, Khammam, Kurnool, Nizamabad, Tirupati and Warangal simultaneously, the newspaper is on its way to becoming the leading English Newspaper in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. We are soon going national too. The Newspaper is owned and operated by Hyderabad Media House Ltd, which also runs the Telugu-language news channel, HMTV. In a nutshell, we closely highlight socio-economic development of India in general and the two Telugu states in particular.