www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.35°C. Min.20°C. Humidity: 19% Sunrise: 06:31 Sunset: 06:17 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H New App for all govt PFC extends `50,200-cr services soon: KTR financial aid to UP L P3 WINDOWS Polling officers check electronic voting machines after collecting them from a distribution centre ahead of Meghalaya Assembly election at Shilong, in Meghalaya on Monday Stage set for voting in Meghalaya, Nagaland Shillong/Kohima: The stage is set for Tuesday's Assembly elections in the two northeastern states of Meghalaya and Nagaland. Polling will be held between 7 am and 4 pm, except in some polling stations of the interior districts of Nagaland, where the process is scheduled to conclude at 3 pm. NCERT syllabus to be cut in 2-3 yrs isting out various e-governance initiatives of the State government like M-wallet of RTA, Minister for Municipal Administration and Information Technology K T Rama Rao on Monday said the government should not be visible but should be felt by the citizens. P FC has signed MoUs with UP state sector power utilities -UPRVUNL, UPPTCL and UPPCL. As part of the MoUs, PFC will extend financial assistance to the tune of Rs50,200 crore for upcoming greenfield and extension thermal generation projects at Jawaharpur, Panki, Harduagunj, Anpara, Obra, etc. `5L INSURANCE COVER FOR 70L TS RYOTS NEW TWIST TO SUPERSTAR’S DEATH Sridevi died of accidental drowning KCR ready to lead national movement for farmers OUR BUREAU Karimnagar: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday announced an accident insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh for 70 lakh farmers in the state. Speaking at an awareness programme on farmers' coordination committees here, the Chief Minister said his government will also take care of payment of premium. It will cover not only unnatural deaths but also ill-health, he added. Another concession that KCR announced was that the state government would make the farmers investment incentive scheme applicable to all horticulture crops, including mango. The Chief Minister said if any famer who is well off is desirous of foregoing the Rs 4,000 investment incentive, the amount payable to the farmer would be transferred to the farmers coordination committees. He, however, made it clear that the scheme is not applicable to tenant farmers. The scheme is also applicable to tribal farmers who raise crops in their farm lands, the Chief Minister aid. Continued on P4 Dubai: Bollywood actress Sridevi died of accidental drowning in her hotel bath tub after losing consciousness, the Dubai government said on Monday, giving a dramatic twist to her sudden death that has stunned legions of fans and industry colleagues. The Dubai government said in a tweet that the police have transferred the case to the "Dubai Public Prosecution" which will carry out regular legal procedures followed in such cases. "Following the completion of post mortem analysis, Dubai police headquarters stated that the death of the Indian actress Sridevi occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment's bath tub following loss of consciousness," the Dubai government's media ofﬁce said on Twitter. It is not clear what caused Sridevi, 54, to lose consciousness, and whether the initial report of her death due to cardiac arrest still holds. Her death, which was ﬁrst reported at Online 3-day Eamcet on May 4, 5 & 7 Bhutia quits TMC OUR BUREAU Telangana Congress president Uttam Kumar Reddy along with other party leaders visited Nampally Dargah ahead of the launch of ‘Bus Yatra’ in Hyderabad on Monday SHOW OF STRENGTH BY ALL GROUPS Cong bus yatra to reach out to people ‘Praja Chaitanya Yatra’ to expose shortfalls of KCR misrule OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The Congress leaders on Monday took a pledge that they would not rest until the TRS government is dislodged. They called upon the people to support the Congress to achieve the actual objectives for which Telangana state was formed. Speaking at the ﬁrst public meeting of the “Praja Chaitanya Yatra” being taken up by the party at Chevella, all the leaders joined hands to ﬁght the ruling TRS in the elections. They said they were determined to work with the single objective to bring the party to power in the next general elections to the Assembly. The ﬁrst public meeting of the bus yatra held at Chevella, 46 km from Hyderabad, has seen all the party leaders, irrespective of their groups. Former ministers, former PCC presidents, former around 3 am on Sunday in India, sent shock waves across the country with those who knew her at a loss to explain how she could have suffered cardiac arrest at such a young age. The latest report of accidental drowning only deepens the mystery surrounding her death. Her family has not commented beyond their initial statement on Sunday to announce the death and has requested the media to not contact them as they deal with Continued on P4 the tragedy. Sridevi was prepping for ‘surprise dinner date’ before untimely death? New Delhi: The Union government is going to reduce the syllabus of NCERT textbooks in the coming two to three years, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Monday. Siliguri: Handpicked by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to represent Trinamool Congress in Darjeeling, former Indian football captain Bhaichung Bhutia quit Bengal’s ruling party, shaking the political scenario in the region. In a social media post on Monday, the former Sikkim footballer announced that he was stepping down from all positions and membership of the party. P9 MPs, former MLAs, former MLCs, present MLAs, MLCs and MPs have been seen on one dais at the meeting. Former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin has become an added attraction for the public meeting who also vowed to ﬁght against the ruling party. The yatra was led by PCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy with the participation of all the important leaders. Continued on P4 Hyderabad: Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, has announced the schedules for Telangana State Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test - 2018 (TSEamcet -2018) and Telangana State Engineering Common Entrance Test2018(TSEcet- 2018). Addressing media at a joint press conference held here on Monday, Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) Chairman Prof T Papi Reddy, JNTU-H ViceChancellor A Venugopal Reddy, TSEamcet- 2018 Convener Prof Yadayya, TSEcet2018 Convener Prof Govardhan announced the schedules of the two common entrance tests going to be conducted in online mode for the first time in Telangana state. Also, the meeting held to finalise the schedule for the Eamcet has also decided to hold the online examination in the Urdu medium, in addition to the English and Telugu mediums. Prof Papi Reddy said entrance test for the Agriculture and Pharmacy of Eamcet- 2018 will be held on May 2 and 3. Continued on P4 P4 Return of actor’s body delayed Dubai: There could be a further delay in the return of Sridevi's mortal remains with the Dubai police informing the Indian Embassy that another "clearance" was awaited before it could release the body of the actor who according to the government there died of accidental drowning in her hotel bath tub after losing consciousness. Naidu blames Centre for unrest in AP Rues delay in fulfilling bifurcation promises P MADHUSUDHAN REDDY Visakhapatnam: Signalling growing political dissonance between the Bharatiya Janata Party and its long-time ally TDP, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday observed that people in the state were turning restive over the Central government’s inordinate delay in fulﬁlling promises made during the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. The Chief Minister made this remark during the ongoing CII Partnership Summit here. Naidu, who focused on signing Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) during the ﬁrst two days of the Summit to attract investments to the state, opened up on the last day to vent out his feelings on the key issue amid straining of ties with the Centre. Sharing the dais with spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at a session titled ‘Special plenary with a social icon’, the TDP president targeted the BJP. "What they committed, they are not giving, causing unrest among the people," said Naidu, whose party is a partner in the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. Continued on P4 Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar taking part in a session ‘Special plenary with a social icon’ on the concluding day of CII Partnership Summit in Visakhapatnam on Monday Court allows ED plea to probe Nirav assets abroad As part of its probe in the PNB fraud case, ED will send judicial requests to over a dozen countries for obtaining information about the overseas businesses and assets of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi New Delhi: Taking its probe in the Nirav Modi scam out of the country, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) will soon send judicial requests to over a dozen countries for obtaining information about the overseas businesses and assets of diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi. The duo, involved in over Rs 11,400 crore PNB fraud, are on the run since the alleged scam came to light two weeks ago. The ED has been allowed by a special court to issue Letters Rogatory (LRs) to six countries for obtaining information about the overseas businesses and assets of Nirav Modi in the fraud case. The central agency approached the special court set up under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) PNB FRAUD on Monday with the plea seeking issuance of LRs in the case. Judge M S Azmi allowed the ED application. The ED, in its plea before the court, sought "issuance of LR under the PMLA for recovery/seizure of proceeds of crime and collection of documents, evidence lying in Hong Kong, the USA, the UK, the UAE, South Africa and Singapore which are required in connection with the investigation." Letters Rogatory are a formal request from a court of a sovereign nation to a court of another sovereign nation for judicial assistance in a case. The ED told the court that Nirav Modi established various ﬁrms, including Diamond R US, Solar Exports, Stellar Diamond, Firestar Diamond. "He spread his business operations in various countries, including Hong Kong, USA, UK, UAE, South Africa and Singapore. He had apparently got issued multiple high value Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) in favour of his ﬁrms/ companies from Punjab National Bank which resulted in disbursement of funds as per the SWIFT messages sent by PNB," the ED told the court. Continued on P4
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