www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL SATURDAY 27 JANUARY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.30°C. Min.12°C. Humidity: 22% Sunrise: 06:45 Sunset: 06:03 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Telugu States best governed in India: Gurcharan Das Pitch problems force early stumps at Wanderers T P3 elangana and Andhra Pradesh are today the best governed States in the country, says writer, columnist and thinktank Gurcharan Das. “If you look at the ease of doing business, both States have made great progress. I think the competition between the two States has only helped in the progress. They are investor-friendly States. And if the rest of the States are as well governed, then ours would be a great country. Wanderers: The third Test between India and South Africa was tantalisingly poised when play was called-off abruptly by the umpires because the bounce on the pitch had turned dangerously uneven on the third day here on Friday. After India scored a fighting 247 in their second innings and set a 241-run target for South Africa, the host was 17/1 with Dean Elgar (11*) and Hashim Amla (2*) at the crease. Virat Kohli brought the impending danger to the notice after several batsmen were hit on the body. South Africa need 224 runs for victory. WINDOWS DAZZLING R-DAY PARADE Actor Nani safe after his car hits pole INDIA-ASEAN BOND AT SHOW Hyderabad: Tollywood actor Nani’s car hit an electric pole in Jubilee Hills in the early hours of Friday. The actor was returning home after his shooting. There was nobody in the car except the driver and the actor. The police confirmed that there were no injuries to either of them. “The accident took place around 4:30 am. Immediately after the accident, driver Srinivas Rao called us and we reached the spot,” Naresh, Jubilee Hills Inspector, told The Hans India. ‘America First’ but that doesn't mean US alone’ Davos: US President Donald Trump on Friday said that he will always put ‘America first’ but that doesn't mean America alone. "I will always put America first... America first does not mean America alone. When the United States grows, so does the world," Trump said. P12 BSF's all-women team ‘Seema Bhawani’ performs on motorcycles during 69th Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi on Friday New Delhi: India on Friday celebrated its 69th Republic Day with its customary display of military might and cultural diversity in a parade that saw the rare attendance by heads of state and governments from 10 Southeast Asian countries in a major departure from established practice. Leaders of countries representing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) took the stage along with their host, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as President Ram Nath Kovind took the salute in New Delhi. “The stage was never this big!” tweeted Indian foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar, in a reference to the unprecedented gesture by India to have leaders from 10 countries attend its Republic Day celebrations. India usually invites the head of state of one country as the chief guest of its Republic Day celebrations, a gesture that is in- Telangana fast becoming a role model for growth: Guv Will soon achieve Bangaru Telangana: ESL Governor ESL Narasimhan speaking at the 69th Republic Day Celebrations in Hyderabad on Friday OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Governor ESL Narasimhan on Friday said Telangana was moving ahead, living up to the expectations of people, fulﬁlling their desires and becoming a role model state to others in the country. “I am conﬁdent that given this pace of progress, we would soon reach the destination of Bangaru Telangana,” the Governor said while delivering his address from the Parade Grounds on the occasion of 69th Republic Day on Friday. The Governor said the government was implementing a plethora of programmes and schemes for the welfare of poor, development of agriculture sector, strengthening of the rural economy, infrastructure development and for the overall industrial growth. “The Telangana government is working seriously on laying the foundation of basic human values and overall welfare of all sections of the people particularly the downtrodden,” the Governor said. Listing out the welfare schemes introduced by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s government, Narasimhan said Rs 40,000 crore is being spent alone on people’s welfare annually. With the constant efforts by the government, the GSDP (Gross State Domestic Product) is pegged at 18 per cent till December. The GSDP rate stood at 13.9 per cent in 2016-17 on current prices as against the national average of 11 per cent. The IT industry also registered 12 per cent growth in the exports as the industry spread to two-tier cities like Warangal and Karimnagar. Continued on P4 KCR devising poll-ready cabinet OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is understood to be keen on assembling an election-ready cabinet by taking at least three to four new faces after easing out those who have not come up to his expectations. Chandrasekhar Rao did an elaborate exercise on the performance of his MLAs too during his stays at his farm house where he was closeted with his conﬁdants. He discussed the relative strengths Warangal East Legislator Konda Surekha greeting KCR and weaknesses of the members of the cabinet and the leg- at the Republic Day celebrations in Hyderabad on Friday islators. Party sources said that the reconstitution of the cabinet might take place anytime in February. According to sources, the new faces might include Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary, Deputy Speaker M Padma Devender Reddy, Legislative Council Chairman K Swami Goud and MLC Palla Rajeswar Reddy. Chandrasekhar Rao wants to rope in both Padma Reddy and Rajeswar Reddy as he wants to increase Reddy's strength in the cabinet to eight from the present six. Continued on P4 Heads of states-government of ASEAN countries at the 69th Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi on Friday. Also seen are President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi dicative of “New Delhi’s special relationship with that country or its intent to scale up or prioritise ties with that country,” said a person familiar with the development who did not want to be named. The invite to leaders from Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Brunei, the Philippines and Malaysia comes at a time when India is celebrating 25 years of partnership with the economically vibrant Asean. Continued on P4 Modi pens op-ed for 27 Asean newspapers in 10 languages New Delhi: Twenty-seven newspapers in 10 ASEAN countries, leaders of which are guests at Republic Day celebrations in the national capital, carried an op-ed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The op-ed was splashed across 27 newspapers, written in 10 Continued on P4 languages.
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