www.thehansindia.com MONDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2017 WARANGAL PAGES 20 `5.00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS COME JAN 1, FARMERS TO GET 24X7 POWER Tharoor draws flak for calling Miss World ‘chillar’ New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday drew flak after he referred to Manushi Chhillar, who was crowned Miss World on Saturday, as "chillar" (meaning small change). Chhillar, a medical student from Haryana, won the title in China, ending 16 years of drought for India at the international beauty pageant. "What a mistake to demonetise our currency! BJP should have realised that Indian cash dominates the globe: look, even our Chhillar has become Miss World!" the former Union Minister tweeted. The Twitteratti were quick to point out that there is difference between Manushi's surname "Chhillar" and the word "Chillar" - in spelling and meaning. S P7 Drone surveillance to beat staff crunch Warangal: The under-staffed Police Department which is struggling to cope with increasing crime seems to have found a lasting solution, at least for the time being, in the form of drone, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). From stopping open defecation to finding clandestinely stored sand dumps, and what not the drone was not able to do. Since the introduction of drone camera surveillance in and around the city, especially on the corridors of Lower Manair Dam (LMD) reservoir, on October 4, there was a significant increase in the visitors’ footfall. S Local 39 Padmavati release deferred BHANSALI FILM NOT TO HIT SCREENS ON DEC 1 Mega training camp for TS govt staff PATAN AFZAL BABU executive bodies. The new policy decision taken by the govHyderabad: The Telangana ernment and administrative government has taken up a gichanges brought into force in ant task of mega training camp the new districts will be disfor its officials from the rank of cussed with the officials and Chief Secretary to Village Secmake them to understand the retary during January objective of the governnext. ment in implementThe entire ing every welfare From month will be a and developtraining period ment proChief for all the offigramme Secretary to cials from the launched by Village Secretary, Village Panthe TRS govchayat to the ernment. Chief all must undergo state Secretariat. Minister K training The government Chandrasekhar embarked on such a Rao will hold a ﬁrst mega exercise aiming to training camp with a seachieve desired results in lect group of officials, including every department and ﬁne the Chief Secretary, Secretune administrative skills taries and the heads of the seamong the employees working lected departments. Continued on P4 at grassroots level to the top Want your pic on `5 stamp? Visit Sabarimala Sabarimala: Those desiring their picture on a Rs 5 postage stamp only need to visit the post office close to the famed Sabarimala temple in Kerala. Anil Kumar, an officer at the post office, said the service was being offered for the first time. It started when the two-month pilgrimage season opened on November 16. "I don't think pilgrims are aware of this facility. But since this started, every day we get around 50 people. Once the prescribed application is filled, the photograph of the person is taken and in 10 minutes the postage stamp is ready," he said. "In one set, one can get 12 stamps of Rs 5 each but the total cost comes to Rs 300," he added. The stamps are legal and can be used for mailing. Continued on P4 Mumbai: The release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati has been ‘voluntarily’ deferred, a spokesperson of the ﬁlm’s producer and distributor Viacom18 Motion Pictures said on Sunday. Starring Deepika Padukone as Queen Padmini, the ﬁlm has been facing controversy over conjectures that it “distorts history” and “demeans” the queen. Even though the ﬁlm’s cast and director have vehemently denied the claims, it did nothing to stop the protests. The film will not release on its scheduled date on December 1 and a new release date will be announced once the “requisite clearances” are in place, said the spokesperson in a statement. Some Hindu groups have been protesting against the movie's release while some political outﬁts have demanded that its release be deferred in view of the Gujarat Assembly elections. The makers have also not got a clearance yet from the Central Board of Film Certiﬁcation (CBFC), which said the application from the makers was "incomplete". New Delhi: A commonly-held stereotype is that politicians are given considerably high salaries, but based on the salaries currently accorded to the top political leaders of the nation, for example, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, politicians don't seem to earn that much. In comparison to top bureaucrats and service chiefs, the President and Vice-President continue to get less salary as the laws are yet to be amended to rectify the anomaly with the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations nearly two years ago. The proposal for enhancement of the New Delhi: The controversies surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati refuse to die down. Two days after a Meerut resident announced a bounty of Rs 5 crore on the heads of Bhansali and actor Deepika Padukone, Haryana BJP’s Chief Media Coordinator doubled the amount and announced a reward of Rs 10 crore for beheading them. Continued on P4 Hyd boy Snehit makes history OUR BUREAU Govt committed to improve sanitation: Modi New Delhi: On the World Toilet Day on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed his government's commitment towards improving sanitation facilities across the nation. "I compliment all those individuals and organisations working towards building more toilets in various parts of India. Their invaluable contribution adds solid momentum to Swachh Bharat Mission," the Prime Minister tweeted. In a video posted on Twitter, Modi stressed the need to end the concept of open defecation saying that this is the best gift that can be given to women. Modi had also exhorted people to fulfill Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of Clean India. SALARIES OF THE PRESIDENT, VICE-PRESIDENT AND GOVERNORS WERE LAST HIKED IN 2008 salaries of the President, the Vice President and the Governors was prepared by the Union Home Min- istry and forwarded to the Cabinet Secretariat more than a year ago for the approval of the Union Cabinet, a Home ministry official said. However, no decision has been taken on it yet, an official said on condition of anonymity. At present, the President gets Rs 1.50 lakh per month, the Vice President Rs 1.25 lakh and a Governor of a state Rs 1.10 lakh. After the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's awards on January 1, 2016, the Cabinet Secretary, who is the top-most bureaucrat in the country, gets Rs 2.5 lakh per month and a Secretary in the Union government draws Rs 2.25 Continued on P4 lakh per month. Cell towers, mobiles spell doom for honey bees Visakhapatnam: Natural honey will become dearer and the next generations may have to content with factory-made artiﬁcial honey with population of bees dwindling across the country. Experts say high range of radiation levels being released by cell towers and mobile phones are making honey bees forgetful of their famed memory, resulting in their not returning their combs. According to the research studies, the cause of the sudden decrease in bee population is radiation released from the cellular towers and mobile phones. The signals from the mobiles and towers are not only con- S RADIATION FROM TOWERS MAKES BEES FORGET THEIR PATH TO HONEYCOMBS, FEED BABY BEES S COLLECTION OF HONEY IN FORESTS HAS COME DOWN TO 50% IN RURAL AREAS AND 75% IN FORESTS A new release date will be announced once the "requisite clearances" are in place, the statement said, adding: "We are a responsible, lawabiding corporate citizen and have the highest respect and regard for the law of the land and all our institutions and statutory bodies including the CBFC. Continued on P4 BJP leader announces `10 cr bounty on heads of Bhansali and Deepika Prez salary less than that of Cabinet Secy! VKL GAYATRI EDUCATED WOMEN KEEN ON GES-2017 fusing the bees, but also sounding a death knell to them. Though this is not the new discovery, the phenomenon, which has so far been conﬁned itself to developed countries so far, has now reached to alarming stage in India also. Andhra Pradesh is one of the top 10 states producing natural honey from both forests and rural areas. However, in the past one decade, there has been a drastic fall in collection of honey from the rural and forest areas. According to reports, the natural honey collection from rural areas in the state has fallen by 75 per cent and from the forest area by 50 Continued on P4 per cent. Thane: It was the proverbial case of third-time lucky for Telangana State's rising table tennis talent S Fidel R Snehit. In a tantalisingly nail-biting summit clash that stretched into late Saturday night, he overcame the Manav Thakkar blues to win his ﬁrst Junior Boys title in the National Ranking Championships (West) at the Dadoji Konddev Stadium here. In the process, he became the ﬁrst Telugu boy to win the coveted title. The in-form paddler, Thakkar, fresh from Borth Zone men title, could not stop his Airports Authority of India (AAI) opponent, who posted a 11-6, 3-11, 11-9, 9-11, 14-12, 11-6 win. ‘Full marks to Snehit him for executing the game-plan to clinical precision. It was Snehit's day,’ asserted an absolutely delighted S Raman, under whose wings Snehit has been honing his skills for the past few months. According to Somnath Ghosh, who trained Snehit at the Hyderabad-based Global Table Tennis Academy (GTTA), ‘the boy will go places with his dedication and diligence.’ "I am extremely happy with this victory against Manav,” said Snehit, who is second best Indian Junior player in the world ranking behind. Telangana State Table Tennis Association President A Narasimha Reddy and Secretary Prakash Raju hailed the achievement.
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