www.thehansindia.com THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2017 KURNOOL PAGES 16 `5.00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS POLAVARAM: STATE DESPERATE FOR CENTRE’S HELP Gujarat bans film Padmavati Ahmedabad: The BJP government in Gujarat on Wednesday banned the yet-to-bereleased period movie, Padmavati, the second state after Madhya Pradesh to prohibit screening of the film slammed by Hindu right-wing groups as “distortion of history”. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the home department decided to ban the film to avoid possible breakdown of law and order in the poll-bound state. “No Padmavati in Gujarat. 5 13 IT’S A TESTAMENT TO INDO-US BOND VAMSI CREATES FLUTTER WITH RESIGNATION THREAT INDIA CREATES WORLD RECORD BrahMos tested from Sukhoi New Delhi: The deadly BrahMos supersonic cruise missile became a deep surgical-strike missile after it was tested on Wednesday from a Sukhoi-30MKI ﬁghter jet. In fact, India has created a world record as this is the ﬁrst time that the Indo-Russian missile was test ﬁred from Sukhoi30MKI ﬁghter jet of the IAF. According to BrahMos Aerospace, their missile and the Sukhoi-30MKI together will carry out air combat op- Panchayat certificates no proof of citizenship New Delhi: A certificate of residency issued by the gram panchayat is not a document of citizenship and is "meaningless" unless supported by some other valid record to make a claim for inclusion in the National Register of Citizenship (NRC), the Supreme Court said on Wednesday. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman said no verification is made before such certificates are issued. The apex court said it will pass orders on whether the Guwahati High Court was right in invalidating the document for making a claim in the NRC or whether further opportunity needs to be given to the people to establish their claims of citizenship. erations within and beyond visibility range. It will make the IAF capable of attacking targets protected by powerful air defence assets. The world-class weapon with a multi-platform, multi-mission role is now capable of being launched from land, sea and air. For India, that completes its tactical cruise missile triad. For the test on Wednesday, the missile was gravity dropped from the SU-30 fuselage. Continued on P6 OUR BUREAU 26/11 attacks mastermind SAEED WALKS FREE Islamabad: A Pakistani review board on Wednesday set aside a request from authorities to extend the house arrest of Lashkare-Taiba founder Haﬁz Saeed and ordered his immediate release. Saeed, accused of masterminding the terror attacks in Mumbai that killed 166 people nearly nine years ago, had been placed under house arrest in January, largely because of pressure from the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force that tracks terror ﬁnancing. The government of Punjab province had sought a three-month extension in Saeed’s detention, but the request was SVMC, SVIMC spar over old building of maternity hospital OUR BUREAU Tirupati: Even before the Government Maternity Hospital (GMH) has moved into the newly-built Institute of Pregnant Women (IPW), a controversy is brewing over who should use the building that is being vacated. As the building is under the control of Sri Venkateswara Medical College (SVMC) now, it wants to use it for developing a super specialty block. The Government Ruia Hospital is attached to SVMC. But Sri Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS), promoted by the Tirumala-Tirupati Devastanams (TTD), wants to take possession of the building for Continued on P6 its use. turned down by a judicial review board. Saeed, who now heads the Jamaat-udDawah, is scheduled to be released on Thursday.“The government is ordered to release JuD chief Hafiz Saeed if he is not wanted in any other case,” the judicial review board said. During a hearing by the judicial review board on Tuesday, the Punjab government had said Pakistan might face sanctions from the international community if the JuD chief is released. The board comprises judges of the Lahore High Court. Continued on P6 AP move to appoint Sambasiva Rao as DGP fails again OUR BURAU Amaravati: The Union Public Service Commission has rejected the proposal of the AP government to appoint N Sambasiva Rao as regular DGP for the second time. The UPSC did not accede to the proposal as Rao would be retiring on December 31. Besides, three of the seven IPS officials listed would be retiring within the next six months. IPS officials, including N Sambasiva Rao, M Mala Kondaiah and SV Ramana Murthy, will retire within the next six months. The UPSC suggested to the government to send the list with at least six senior IPS officials who will be in service for minimum of one year. Amaravati: TDP MLA Vallabhaneni Vamsi’s resignation episode drew attention of the members of Andhra Pradesh Assembly for an hour on Wednesday, which ended after Minister Kala Venkatarao and other TDP MLAs convinced him to withdraw his resignation. It all began when Vamsi came to Chief Minister’s Chamber with his resignation letter expressing that he was disappointed over the attitude of IAS officers towards him. Vamsi stated that the officials concerned did not give any respect to him when he sought to solve the problems of delta sugar farmers. Vamsi said that he met the IAS officials on Tuesday and explained the problems of the sugar farmers and also tried to ﬁnd solution for the same problem on Wednesday. But, the ofﬁcials did not respond properly to him, he shared with the fellow members. Ministers, MLAs and MLCs, who were there in the Assembly building, came to convince him. MLA Bode Prasad tore the resignation papers. After this episode, Vamsi went out of the Assembly. Continued on P6 Winter session from Dec 15 New Delhi: The winter session of Parliament will begin on December 15 and end on January 5, the Union government has decided. Lawmakers will get a four-day break for Christmas, but will have to work on New Year's Day, January 1. The Opposition has been scathing in its criticism of the government's delaying of the end-of-year meeting of Parliament because Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top Union ministers are busy campaigning in Gujarat for next month's election. Results from the PM's home state, along with those of Himachal Pradesh, where voting was completed earlier this month, will be declared on December 18. Campaigning for the last phase of voting in Gujarat on December 14, will end on December 12. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi this week ac- MPs TO WORK ON NEW YEAR’S DAY cused the PM of "sabotage" and said that the government is worried about being held accountable by the opposition for the economic slowdown that saw the growth rate declining in the last quarter to a 3-year-low of 5.7%. Union Minister Arun Jaitley retaliated that it's not uncommon for elections to push back parliament sessions; he said the Congress was no stranger to this practice when it was in power and had promised that the winter session would be called "very shortly". Cabinet nod for 15th Finance Commission New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the setting up of the 15th Finance Commission which will assess the tax resources of the nation and suggest a formula for their devolution among states. The members of the Commission and its terms of reference will be notiﬁed in due course of time, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said after the CHAIWALA Vs BARWALA Cong, BJP trade barbs over memes New Delhi: Political drama unfolded late on Tuesday when veteran actor and BJP MP Paresh Rawal wrote and deleted a tweet in response to the meme posted by the Congress on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the tweet that is now deleted, he wrote, “Our chaiwala is any day better than your barwala!” The 67-year-old actor-turned-politician was responding to the Indian Youth Congress’s online magazine ‘Yuva Desh,’ where they tweeted a picture of Prime Minister Modi in conversation with US President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Theresa May. However, later he issued an apology and wrote, “Deleted the tweet as it’s in bad taste and I apologise for hurting feelings.” ‘Yuva Desh’s meme showed a picture of Modi in conversation with Trump and May asking them if they were aware of the various ‘memes’ on him, which have been circulated on social media by the Opposition. To which May responds that Modi should stick to just selling tea. The Congress disapproved and rejected its online magazine’s derogatory tweet, saying that the party’s culture imbibed re- Ravi Shankar Prasad No lessons learnt. Insulting popular mandate. Madam Sonia Gandhi and Mr Rahul Gandhi do you still believe that only you have a divine right to rule India? spect for the Prime Minister and all political opponents. However, the BJP refused to accept the apology with Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Nadda and Piyush Goyal hitting out at the Congress over the post. “The arrogance of the Congress and shameful anti- poor stand gets exposed from the official twitter of the Youth Congress that a person born in poverty in the family of a tea vendor cannot become the PM. No lessons learnt. Insulting popular mandate. Madam Sonia Gandhi and Mr Rahul Gandhi do you still believe that only you have a divine right to rule India?” Prasad said in a series of tweets. Union Cabinet meeting. Its recommendations will have to be in place before April 1, 2020, he said. "Normally, it takes 2 years for Finance Commission to give its recommendations." As per Article 280 of the Constitution, the Commission is required to make recommendations on the distribution of the net proceeds of taxes between the Centre and the states. The Commission also suggests the principles which should govern the grants in aid of the revenues of the states out of the Consolidated Fund of India. This time it will have to consider the impact of the Goods and Services Tax, which kicked in from July, on the resources of the central as well state governments.
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