www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.35°C. Min.20°C. Humidity: 20% Sunrise: 06:33 Sunset: 06:16 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H All set for CM’s FCC Nagarjuna to woo meeting Anushka in his next? A P3 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 Local 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 P4 griculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy inspected the Ambedkar Stadium, where Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is going to attend the Regional Farmers Coordination Committee (FCC) meeting to be held on February 26 here in Karimnagar. 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. CWC TO GIVE ITS FINAL NOD TO KALESHWARAM BY MARCH END OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Close on the heels of the Supreme Court dismissing the petition filed against Kaleshwaram project, the Central Water Commission (CWC) has hastened official process. It is expected that the CWC will give its final nod to the prestigious project by March end. After according all environmental and forest clearances to the project by the Union Ministry of Forests and Environment recently, the CWC has taken up the study on the cost estimation and crop patterns under the project based on the reports and detailed project reports submitted by the Telangana government. State Irrigation department officials said that the state government furnished all necessary information with regard to the ongoing Kaleshwaram project to the Commission. Continued on P4 SC dismisses plea against project OUR BUREAU New Delhi: A Supreme Court Bench consisting of Justice Rohington Nariman and Justice Naveen Sinha on Friday dismissed a writ petition against Kaleswaram project of Telangana state. The Bench termed the attempts of the petitioner “forum hunting” while questioning the same. The petitioner questioned the environmental clearances accorded to the project and sought a stay on the works. The petitioner also pointed out that no relief measures had been put in place for the people affected by the submergence. The Bench asked the petitioner why he was forum hopping. It also pointed out that the Trudeau ends India trip with a hug petitioner had earlier gone to the Chennai Forum and having lost his case there came back to it. "Your very intention is malicious. This does not deserve any hearing," it said dismissing the petition. Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao expressed happiness over the same and said the Congress stood exposed before the public once again. "They are doing their best to stall all projects to the detriment of the people of Telangana. They do not want any development to take place. That is why (they are) ﬁling cases after cases. Our government is committed to the welfare of the people and we will complete the projects as planned," he said. 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 P4 ALLEGED ASSAULT ON DELHI CS KU students clash over PhD admissions Cops ‘raid’ Kejri house, seize CCTV footage OUR BUREAU Principal quits Hanamkonda: The ongoing agitation by a section of students over alleged irregularities in Ph D admissions in Kakatiya University has taken a murky turn as two student groups clashed on the campus. On Friday, some student unions that were demanding the cancellation of Ph D admissions have called for university bandh. The members of the unions shouting slogans moved from department to department enforcing Continued on P4 the bandh. Hanamkonda: Upset over Friday’s developments, university engineering college Principal Malla Reddy has tendered his resignation. KU Vice Chancellor Prof Sayanna appointed assistant professor Asim Iqbal as incharge principal. 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 Biocon to set up R&D unit in Hyd WILL EXPAND EXISTING FACILITY, ADD 1,500 NEW JOBS BUSINESS BUREAU Hyderabad: India’s largest biopharmaceutical company Biocon will set up an R&D lab of its subsidiary Syngene in Genome Valley here and it’s expected to generate 1,000 high tech jobs. In addition to this, the Bengaluru-based company will also expand its current presence on APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) / Intermediates, located at Pashamylaram, Sanga 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- Reddy district. The expansion plan will add another 500 new jobs to the existing facility. The expansion plan and new R&D center will generate 1,500 employment opportunities in total, said Biocon MD Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, who met Telangana IT & Industries Minister KT Rama Rao on the sidelines of BioAsia-2018 at HICC Continued on P4 on Friday. 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 P4 Rajya Sabha polls on March 23 OUR BUREAU 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 P4 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 P9
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