www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.38°C. Min.23°C. Humidity: 17% Sunrise: 06:38 Sunset: 06:23 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Agenda for all should Nagarjuna to woo be SCS: Raghuveera Anushka in his next? T he PCC president Neelakantapuram Raghuveera Reddy called all parties to keep their politics aside and work on the single agenda, Special Category status to the state. P5 WINDOWS The newly-wed couple -Warangal Urban District Collector Amrapali Kata and her husband Sameer Sharma -- performs pooja at Bhadrakali Temple in Warangal on Friday. Amrapali got married to IPS officer Sameer Sharma on Sunday. S Report: P6 Dhanush test fired successfully Balasore (Odisha): India on Friday successfully test fired the nuclearcapable 'Dhanush' ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km from a naval ship off Odisha coast, Defence officials said. The surface-to-surface missile, a naval variant of the indigenously-developed 'Prithvi' missile, was testfired from the ship positioned near Paradip in the Bay of Bengal at around 10.52 am, the officials said.'Dhanush' missile is capable of carrying a payload of 500 kg and hitting both land and sea-based targets, the sources said. Vote for Note accused willing to be approver Hyderabad: Jerusalem Mattaiah, one of the accused in 2015 ‘Vote for Note’ scandal involving the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders, had written to the Supreme Court, expressing his willingness to become an approver in the case. In his letter to the Chief Justice of the apex court, Mattaiah said there were attempts to eliminate him and he wanted his argument relating to the case be heard. S P6 I f everything goes right, the heady combination of Nagarjuna and Anushka will join hands once again in Nagarjuna' s next film with director Sriram Aditya. Billed as a multi-starrer with Nag and Nani sharing screen space in this magnum opus being produced by Aswini Dutt. P10 AP AIMS HIGH ON DOING BIZ AT PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT OUR BUREAU Amaravati: A day ahead of the commencement of the third edition of the Partnership Summit in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh claims that the single desk portal (single window for the clearance of industries) has given 27,000 approvals so far and its performance is close to 100 per cent in granting approvals with the service level agreement (the time specified to decide on an application or a clearance) in the last three months. The performance of the SDP comes as a shot in the arm for Andhra Pradesh as it helped the state to stay atop in the ease of doing business rankings for a long time. The near 100 per cent decisions made within SLA by the SDP is due to the finetuning of the portal over a period of time to provide ease of doing business, Industries’ Commissioner MEET BEGINS TODAY AT VIZAG Partnership Summit 2018 l SDP achieves near 100 percent performance l On the eve of Partnership Summit 2018, it helps state to stay on top in the ease of doing business rankings l Investors committed to invest Rs 4.3 lakh crore and to generate 4.62 lakh jobs in three years l SDP gives establishment as preoperational clearances l `4000 crore of incentives cleared in two and half years Siddharth Jain said in a statement on Friday. The SDP focused on clearing the bottlenecks for micro, small and medium entrepreneurs, he said after reviewing the performance of the SDB through a teleconference on Friday. Till date the establishments cleared by SDP, committed to create 4,62,313 employment opportunities with committed investments of Rs 4.3 lakh crore. The SDP, a state of art system, provides all approvals required for setting up an industry in the state. It allows online application filing for pre-establishment and pre-operations clearances, the submissions of documents online will also allow the users to track applications status online. The system has been recognized as best practice for the ease of doing business by DIPP. All the approvals on single desk portal are given within 21 days. Continued on P6 Trudeau ends India trip with a hug New Delhi: After a controversy-mired seven days in India, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ﬁnally received an all-important hug. Arriving at an official reception in New Delhi on Friday, Trudeau was at last met by his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who clasped the Canadian leader in his arms. Following bilateral talks, the two leaders appeared side-by-side at a press conference on Friday afternoon. Trudeau, who leaves India on Saturday, reiterated the two countries rich shared history and natural kinship. Discussing the possibility of expanding trade links, Trudeau described India as "a natural partner and a trusted friend for commercial cooperation." Modi, too, appeared to underscore the links between the two countries. "India has attached a high importance to pursuing its strategic partnership with Canada. Continued on P6 ALLEGED ASSAULT ON DELHI CS Krishnapatnam notiﬁed as immigration check post Cops ‘raid’ Kejri house, seize CCTV footage New Delhi: The Centre has designated Krishnapatnam port in Andhra Pradesh as an authorised immigration check post for entry into and exit from India, according to a home ministry notification. Krishnapatnam is a privately built all-weather, deep-water port in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. The notiﬁcation said international travellers henceforth can use the port for entry into and exit from India with valid travel documents for all classes of passengers. New Delhi: The Delhi police on Friday ‘swooped’ on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence and seized hard disks containing recordings of 21 CCTV cameras in connection with the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by AAP MLAs on Monday night. A Delhi police team, including cybercrime and forensics experts, had reached the CM’s residence on Friday morning to collect evidence related to the alleged incident. Reacting to the police search The notification was issued as per the Passport (Entry into India) Rules, 1950. The move is expected to boost cruise ships travelling to Andhra Pradesh, a home ministry official said. Krishnapatnam is also expected to become the largest automated port for exports and imports in South Asia. It rates high on all the parameters of operations, including optimum cost, reliability, time and the best available service to customers, the official said. Police personnel outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence during an investigation in relation to the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by Aam Aadmi Party MLAs, in New Delhi for evidence, Kejriwal wrote on Twitter that his council of ministers had sought an appointment with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal. “A huge posse of policemen was sent to my residence. The entire CM residence is being searched over allegations of two slaps. But when will Amit Shah be questioned in connection with Judge Loya’s death,” he tweeted. Speaking at a public meeting later in the day, the CM also said, “If you say anything to officers, they get upset. Continued on P6 Rajya Sabha polls on March 23 OUR BUREAU A few designs of IT Tower and Court Complex set to come up in Amaravati. The government released several designs online on Friday to elicit public opinion Minister releases city court, IT tower designs Amaravati: Minister for municipal administration P Narayana said that the state government has put the designs for city court and IT tower online to know the public opinion. The minister said Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu directed inviting of tenders for the both structures. He said 12 designs for city court and 19 designs for IT tower were prepared by architects. “As per directions of the Chief Minister, we put the designs in online and 3,000 people visited the website. We will invite the tender for the structures after getting green signal from the Chief Minister,” he said. INDIAN FIRMS TO BE IMPACTED Washington: The Trump administration has announced a new policy that makes very tough the procedure of issuing H-1B visas to those to be employed at one or more third-party worksites, a move that will hugely impact Indian IT companies and their em- Hyderabad: The biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha to ﬁll seats three each in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, falling vacant in April-May, will be held on March 23. The Election Commission of India, in a press release, announced the schedule for the elections for the Upper House on Friday. A notiﬁcation for elections would be issued on March 5 and nominations will close on March 12. Scrutiny will take place the next day and the last date for withdrawals will be March 15. The date of polling is March 23 3 SEATS EACH IN AP, TS FALL VACANT and the counting of votes will take place on March 23. Two Rajya Sabha members retiring in April-May from Telangana are: Rapolu Anand Bhaskar (Cong) and CM Ramesh (TDP). The third member Palvai Govardhan Reddy died in June last. Those retiring from AP are: K Chiranjeevi, Renuka Chowdary (both Cong) and T Devender Goud (TDP). The undivided state of AP used to have a total strength of 18. However, after the bifurcation, Telangana has got seven, while AP got 11 seats. In Telangana, the TRS could win all the three but in AP, the TDP can win only two seats. But with more number of YSRC MLAs joining the TDP, it is possible that the TDP might corner all the three seats this time. In fact, YSRC general secretary and Rajya Sabha member V Vijayasai Reddy voiced his concern before the Election Commission recently that YSRC MLAs were being lured into the TDP to tilt the balance of strength in favour of the TDP so that it could corner all the three seats. US makes H1-B visa approval tough ployees. Under the new policy, the company would have to go an extra length to prove that its H1B employee at a third-party worksite has speciﬁc and non-qualifying speculative assignments in speciality occupation. The H1B programme offers temporary US visas that allow companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with shortages of qualiﬁed American workers. Indian IT companies, which are among the major beneﬁciaries of H1B visas, has a signiﬁcant number of its employees deployed at third-party worksites. Won't make much difference: Nasscom A signiﬁcant number of American banking, travel and commercial services depend on onsite IT workers from India to get their job done. The new move empowers the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to issue H1B visas to an employee only for the period for which he/she has work at a third-party worksite. Continued on P6 Bengaluru: The US latest move on issuing H-1B visas to software engineers will not make much difference to Indian IT ﬁrms, said the apex industry body Nasscom on Friday. "The new measure will be an unnecessary and expensive burden that will not make much difference to our member ﬁrms, which are in the business of providing solutions to client companies," Nasscom said. S P13
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