www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL MONDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: High level clouds Temp: Max.32°C. Min.17°C. Humidity: 36% Sunrise: 06:43 Sunset: 06:08 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Harish asks engineers Humanoid Sophia to steal to pull up socks show at WCIT M P3 WINDOWS Army officer, 3 jawans killed in Pak shelling Jammu (PTI): An Army officer and three jawans were killed and four people, including two teenagers, injured on Sunday in heavy Pakistani shelling along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir, forcing Indian troops to retaliate, officials said. Pakistani forces opened unprovoked heavy firing and shelling along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali sector of Rajouri district on Sunday evening, senior Army officials said. In the heavy shelling, three jawans were killed, they said, adding an officer, who was injured in the shelling, later succumbed to his injuries. Indian Army was giving a befitting reply as heavy exchanges were on, the officials added. ajor Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao on Sunday told the officials not to compromise on the quality of the works of irrigation projects and made it clear that the quality control wing of the department should play a key role in this regard. S ophia the robot, who is the first humanoid to get citizenship as a Saudi national, is expected to be a big draw as the Hyderabad gears up to host the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), touted as the Olympics of the global ICT industry. Next is new party: Kodand S Our aspirations dashed by TRS govt S Farmers’ cause close to our heart S JAC will not be dismantled OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: A new political party will take birth in Telangana. The Telangana JAC chairman Prof M Kodandaram on Sunday said that his organisation would form a party and would live up to the aspirations of the people. Addressing the extended steering committee meeting of the TJAC at S S R Gardens near Turkayamjal in Rangareddy district, Kodandaram recalled Telangana ideologue Prof Jayashankar once saying that “securing Telangana is not the end but beginning of shouldering more responsibilities”. He quoted Prof Jayashankar as saying “Responsibilities will increase after formation of Telangana and you should be ready for those responsibilities.” The air Professor M Kodandaram the chairman of all-party Telangana Political Joint Action Committee addressing a meeting at Turakamjal sagar road on Sunday has been thick with speculation for a long time that Prof Kodandaram will announce the formation of the party to corner the government and ensure protection of democratic rights “under threat from the resent TRS dispensation” as well as to strive for bettering the living conditions of people across the state. The JAC chairman said, “We have got nothing to lose. We cannot go further down from the present situation. We have only to gain. This is our Telangana, which we have achieved after ﬁghting. We know how to ﬁght, and we also know how to indulge in politics and we will prove it,” said Kodandaram amidst sloga- neering and bursting of crackers by JAC activists. However, he said that there was need to move forward cautiously. Politics also means uniﬁed effort and it is not just elections. Some leaders have come into politics for money and indulge in settlements after winning but one who is with the people will remain with the people, he added. He made it clear that the JAC would continue to be as a people’s forum. “One who thinks that JAC would shut shop would be proved wrong”, he said. He said that the JAC had tried to bring the issues of farmers to the notice of the Chief Minister and also the agriculture minister, but no one listened. “We submitted a report to the court suggesting measures to come to the rescue of the farmers. The court asked the government to form farmers’ committees and it sought 45 days-time, but the government is yet to respond to the court”, said Kodandaram. The JAC chief said that there is problem in every other district in the state. Continued on P4 No early polls to LS: Shah OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: BJP president Amit Shah has made it clear to the state party leadership that there is no possibility of early elections to the Lok Sabha and in Telangana, the party will go it alone. He ruled out alliance with any political party in Telangana. The party chief also told them that there was no way delimitation of Assembly constituencies could be taken up either in AP or in TS before the general elections are held. During an informal interaction with media-persons here on Sunday, party state president Dr K Laxman said that Shah had advised them to go ahead with the programmes that they had already lined up to get traction with the people. Shah has also told them that as per the surveys carried out by the national party leadership, the BJP was better placed in a majority of the assembly segments than the Congress in Telangana. The party's main po- by decoding the signals sent by their brains to the machine. The team of researchers from Brazil, India, Germany and Finland conducted the study at Brazil’s D’Or Institute for Research and Education and used a Magnetic Resonance (MR) machine to read participants’ minds which displayed 85 per cent success. The study, published in the journal Scientiﬁc Reports, contributed to the improvement of the technique and paved the way for new research on recon- Men in Blue humble South Africa in 2nd ODI Yuzvendra Chahal celebrates with Jasprit Bumrah after his career-best 5/22 destroyed South Africa and helped India win the second ODI at Centurion by an overwhelming nine wickets. Apart from establishing a 2-0 lead in the six-game series, India also managed to regain the top spot in the ICC rankings. After dismissing Proteas for 118 runs, their lowest ODI score on home soil, the Men in Blue accomplished the target in 20.3 overs. S Report: P12 Indian-Americans hold rally at White House WILL GO IT ALONE IN TS SUPPORT MERIT-BASED IMMIGRATION Modi calls for ousting Cong from Karnataka litical rival is the ruling TRS, he reportedly said. Shah in his interaction said that the party had a clear idea about who are its political rivals in Karnataka, West Bengal, Odisha, and Telangana. In Telangana, the party will go it alone for the Assembly and Lok Sabha polls in 2019 with its focus mainly fixed on the ruling TRS. Further, he counselled them not to bother about some ‘good words’ spoken by the visiting Union ministers about the TRS Researchers show mind-reading equipment nearing reality New York (IANS): It may sound like sci-fi, but mind reading equipment is much closer to become a reality than most people can imagine. A new study carried out at D’Or Institute for Research and Education used a Magnetic Resonance (MR) machine to read participants’ minds and find out what song they were listening to. Researchers, including an Indian, carried out a study using equipment to read the minds of participants and find out what song they were listening to P9 struction of auditory imagination and inner speech. In the experiment, six volunteers heard 40 pieces of classical music, rock, pop, jazz and others. The neural fingerprint of each song on participants’ brain was captured by the MR machine while a computer was learning to identify the brain patterns elicited by each musical piece. Musical features such as tonality, dynamics, rhythm and timbre were taken into account by the computer. Continued on P4 government. The remarks of praise or appreciation should be seen as a part of the ministers’ way of dealing with respective departments, at the government-to-government level. BJP, as a political party, has its own assessment and views towards the TRS, he noted. He asked the state party leadership to continue organising the activities in the Assembly constituencies and districts, taking the agenda of the party into the midst of the people. Continued on P4 Bengaluru (IANS): Sounding the election bugle in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the people to throw the “corrupt and dynastic” Congress out of power in the state assembly elections, due in late April or early May. “I appeal to the people of Karnataka to throw out the Congress government as countdown for its pack up from the state has begun,” thundered Modi at a BJP rally, attended by over one lakh people, at the sprawling Bangalore Palace Grounds here, amid tight security. Continued on P4 Washington (PTI): Several hundred highly-skilled Indian workers, in long agonising green card wait, from across the US along with their children and spouses held a rally in front of the White House here in support of President Donald Trump’s plan for a merit-based immigration system that among other things ends chain migration and diversity lottery visa. Flying to the US capital from as far as California, Texas and Chicago and driving several hundred miles from places like Florida, New York and Massachusetts, these highly skilled Indians, living in the US for the past several years and in many cases for more than a decade, urged Trump to end the per country limit on legal permanent residency so as to eliminate the massive Green Card backlog of highly skilled Indians. “We are looking strictly for a merit-based immigration. That will bring prosperity and fast economic growth of the US,” Krishna Bansal, national policy and political director of Republican Hindu Coalition, told the rally of highly skilled Indians, who want to make the US now their permanent home. “We are with President Trump for taking initiative towards a merit-based immigration system,” Bansal said, adding that his group is working with the White House and lawmakers towards a comprehensive immigration bill that should include all these things. Continued on P4
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