www.thehansindia.com FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER 2017 WARANGAL PAGES 20 `5.00 H Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Nizamabad | Rajamahendravaram H WINDOWS GOVT SCOUTING FOR WAYS TO SHORE UP REVENUES Himachal polls on Nov 9, no dates for Gujarat yet New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh will go to polls on a single day on November 9 to elect a new assembly, the Election Commission announced on Thursday without finalising a schedule for Gujarat, drawing sharp criticism from the Congress which accused the Centre of putting pressure on the poll panel. The result from Congress-ruled Himachal Pradesh will be known on December 18. Announcing the schedule, Chief Election Commissioner A.K. Joti said filing of nominations will open on October 16 and end on October 23. S P7 GST Council will discuss bringing real estate under its ambit: Jaitley SC lays norms to accord seniority to lawyers Bill Gates to visit Vizag on Nov 16 Visakhapatnam: Microsoft founder Bill Gates will arrive here for the first time on November 16 to participate in a 3-day Agri-Hackathon being organised by the state government. Bill Gates and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will participate in the event on November 16, the second day of the 3-day event beginning on November 15, said Collector Pravin Kumar, who had a review meeting with the Microsoft officials in the presence of Chief Secretary of Agriculture Department D Rajsekhar. Nearly 1,000 delegates from all over the country and Central ministers are expected to participate. Hangars, which were used for two partnership events, would be installed. Bill Gates will spend two hours in Vizag. The world’s richest man visited Hyderabad for the first time on November 14, 2002 on the invitation of N Chandrababu Naidu. 5 12 INDIA KNOCKED OUT OF UNDER-17 FOOTBALL WC n SC, ALL HCs TO FOLLOW THEM New Delhi (PTI): The Supreme Court on Thursday laid down guidelines for itself and 24 High Courts to govern the exercise of designating lawyers as seniors and ordered setting up of a committee headed by the Chief Justice of India, which would be assisted by a secretariat. A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, however, rejected the plea that section 16 of the 1961 Advocates Act, which empowers the apex court or a High Court to designate senior advocates, should be held as unconstitutional. "It is not an uncontrolled, unguided, uncanalised power, though in a given case its exercise may partake such a character. However, the possibility of misuse cannot be a ground for holding a provision of the Statute to be constitutionally fragile... "Possible consequences arising from a wrong/improper exercise of power cannot be a ground to invalidate the provisions of Section 16 of the Act," the bench, which also comprised Justices R F Nariman and Navin Sinha, said. Disposing four petitions, including one ﬁled by senior advocate Indira Jaising, the bench, in its 112-page judgement, laid down as many as 11 guidelines to effectively deal with the process of designating lawyers as seniors. "All matters relating to designation of senior advocates in the Supreme Court and in all the High Courts of the country shall be dealt with by a Permanent Committee to be known as 'Committee for Designation of Senior Advocates'," it said. The panel will be headed by the CJI and consist of two seniormost Judges of the apex court or "High Court(s), as may be," and the Attorney General or the Advocate General of a state in case of a High Court will be its member, it said. On giving the Bar representation, it said "the four Members of the Permanent Committee will nominate another Member of the Bar to be the ﬁfth Member of the Permanent Committee". The committee shall have a permanent Secretariat, the composition of which will be decided by the CJI or "the Chief Justices of the High Courts, as may be, in consultation with the other Members of the Permanent Committee", it said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 GUSHING FORTH An aerial view of the Srisailam dam showing water gushing out from two gates which were lifted to 10-ft height on Thursday after the reservoir was ﬁlled to its brim in three years. As much as 56,000 cusecs of water is being Photo: Sirra Syam Sundar Rao released into Nagarjunasagar Hydropower generation touches 50 pc of capacity OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Hydropower generation by the Telangana State Generation Corporation (TS Genco) has reached 29 MUs on Wednesday, 50 per cent of the hydro power generation capacity. This has come as a big relief to the power distribution companies (Discoms) which have been depending much on purchase of power from the electricity ex- US withdraws from UNESCO FINAL FACE-OFF TODAY The entire Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium (RGICS) in Hyderabad was brought under covers after heavy rains lashed the city on Thursday. Friday’s third and ﬁnal T20 match between India and Australia is expected to be a tantalising affair as the Photo: Ch Prabhu Das series stands at one-all Washington (AFP): The United States on Thrusday announced that it is to withdraw from the United Nations Scientiﬁc and Cultural Organisation, accusing the body of "anti-Israel bias." State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Washington would establish an "observer mission" to replace its representation at the Parisbased agency. RAIN THREAT LOOMS OVER HYD T20 OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: It just took a couple of hours for optimism to make way for a sense of remorse to all those waiting to make a success of the third T20 game between India and Australia at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, (RGICS), here on Friday. Adding to the signiﬁcance is that the series is evenly poised at 1-1. A cliff-hanger of a decider is expected to happen. Ironically, the weather conditions changed dramatically on Thursday and almost immediately after players from both teams underwent physical conditioning sessions. By evening a fear gained ground that rains may play spoilsport to the grandiose plans of the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) and the excitement of the fans. Weather forecast indicated light to moderate rain on Friday, particularly after Thursday night showers brought things to a grinding halt. Covers were brought soon after the ﬁrst drizzle. HCA officials insisted that they are geared up to reduce the impact of rain, thanks to the facilities that have. Curator YL Chandrasekhar said the recent rain has not affected the wicket. However, the outﬁeld was affected a bit and fans are being used to dry the affected area and make the pitch match-ready. change. The Discoms have also been beneﬁtted with the copious rains in the State as the demand for power has dropped drastically. The hydropower generation has picked up as the Srisailam reservoir, which is a hydropower generator with 900 MW installed capacity, has been receiving continuous inﬂows for the past few days. The inﬂows into the dam are 1.14 lakh cusecs and the hydropower station author- ities are making use of the water ﬂow to generate power. As the Srisailam reservoir reached the full reservoir level, 885 ft, two gates have been opened up to 10 feet to release water into the downstream Nagarjunasagar, which is another hydropower generator. The Srisailam reservoir has a storage which would help to produce 1,000 MUs. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 TRS likely to launch another round of Operation Akarsh OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The TRS meeting in Nalgonda is likely to mark the beginning of another round of operation ‘Akarsh’ and this time the efforts will be on wooing some of the important leaders from Congress and TDP. According to sources, the TRS President and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is of the opinion that if some of the senior Congress leaders can be won over, it This time the efforts will be to woo important leaders from Congress and TDP would help in neutralising the anti-incumbency factor. Though there is not much of anti- incumbency against the government, certainly there is some unhappiness over the performance of some of the MLAs and that could Warangal: This Diwali has turned out to be a double bonanza for young techies of Warangal as they had an invite from the NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge and as well as from the RoboGames, known as Olympics of Robots and said to be world’s largest robotics competition organisers. The design of a buggy designed to traverse the simulated surface of moon conceived by a team of young techies P Paul Vineeth (B Tech, ECE ﬁnal year), Prakash Raineni (Mech ﬁnal), P Sravan Rao (ECE ﬁnal), Rondla Dilip Reddy (Mech ﬁnal) and Venishetty Sneha (Civil ﬁnal) – guided by faculty Manoj Chaudhary has been shortlisted for the Rover Challenge by the NASA to be held between April 12 and April 14, 2018 at Huntsville in Alabama of US. The Rover Challenge that began as the NASA Great Moonbuggy Race in 1994 has been focusing on designing, constructing, and testing technologies that will be needed in future exploration missions, besides providing valuable experience to the students. While these students, all belonging to SR Engineering College, are engaged in the preparation full-scale working model of the buggy, they had a surprise invite from the RoboGames that is inviting best minds from the world to compete in 50 different events such as combat robots, ﬁre-ﬁghters, LEGO bots, hockey bots, walking humanoids, lead to problems for the party in the next elections. If TRS can attract some of the important leaders from those areas, then things would become easy, the party sources told The Hans India. Some of the surveys, which were commissioned by the Chief Minister, have reportedly revealed that some MLAs have been at loggerheads with the officials in the districts and such issues could affect the development activities. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 n Bickerings stare at party during ‘Intintiki TDP’ TDP MLA injured in Guntakal group clash OUR BUREAU ONION PRICES SKYROCKET MUCH BEFORE DIWALI P9 Ananthapur: The group clash within TDP during the ‘Intintiki TDP’ programme at Guntakal on Thursday, leaving local MLA Jithendar Goud injured, exposes chinks in the ruling party’s armour. The groups led by Masthanappa former MPTC member and Gunasekhar, councillor in the second ward in Guntakal, reportedly came to fisticuffs during the party programme. When the MLA tried to broker peace between the two warring groups, he was said to have been pushed away and injured in the melee. Masthanappa defected to the TDP from the YSRC against the wishes of Gunasekhar and that Sekhar did not like defector’s participation in the party programme, leading to a showdown. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 Double bonanza: Warangal techies for RoboGames, NASA challenge ADEPU MAHENDER Washington (PTI): Identifying real estate as the one sector where maximum amount of tax evasion takes place, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that there was a strong case to bring it under the ambit of the GST. The matter will be discussed in the next meeting of the GST, which will be held on November 9, in Guwahati, Jaitley said, while delivering a lecture at Harvard University. "The one sector in India where maximum amount of tax evasion and cash generation takes place and which is still outside the GST is real estate. Some of the states have been pressing for it. I personally believe that there is a strong case to bring real estate into the GST," Jaitley said, while delivering the 'Annual Mahindra Lecture' on India's tax reforms. "In the next meeting itself, we are addressing one of the problem areas or at least (having) discussion (on) it. Some states want, some do not. There are two views. Therefore, by discussion, we would try to reach one view," he said. The ﬁnance minister said the move would beneﬁt the consumers who will only have to pay one "ﬁnal tax" on the whole product. The design of buggy soccer bots, sumo bots, and even androids that do kung-fu. The event will be held between April 21 and April 23, 2018. Prakash (B Tech, Mech ﬁnal year) is the other member of the team in the preparation of combat robot. The team will be with their 'mobile autonomous robot' to compete in the combat robot category. Speaking to The Hans India, Manoj Chaudhary said: “It’s going to be race against time for us as we have to prepare for both the events. These events will not only bring fame for us but also to Warangal city at the international level.” P Paul Vineeth, one of the members of the team, said that they have their task cut out with both the events are going to happen within the span of just two weeks. Venishetty Sneha said that the team is in search of chromoly steel and other material for the preparation of the buggy and are likely to procure them from Mumbai. SR Educational Society Chairman A Varada Reddy said: “This reﬂects our endeavours for promoting technical education on par with the best insti- (From left to right) Manoj Chaudhary, P Vineeth Reddy, R Prakash and P Sravan Rao tutions in the country.” Talwars acquitted in Aarushi murder case Lucknow (IANS): The Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the murder of their teenaged daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj by giving them the beneﬁt of the doubt, but left questions unanswered on who killed them. A bench of Justice BK Narayana and Justice AK Mishra acquitted the couple for the murder of 14year-old Aarushi Talwar at her Jalvayu Vihar home in Noida on May 16, 2008. Their lawyer Rebecca John said the evidence presented by the CBI "did not stand judicial scrutiny and that is the end of it". Pinaki Misra, another defence counsel, said the CBI court judgment was "absolutely perverse and the High Court has set it aside correctly". After a Special CBI Court in Ghaziabad convicted them for the murders in 2013 and handed them life terms, the Talwars appealed in the Allahabad High Court against the verdict. The Talwars were lodged in Dasna jail in Ghaziabad district ever since their 2013 conviction.
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