www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL TUESDAY 6 MARCH 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Clearing skies Temp: Max.36°C. Min.24°C. Humidity: 15% Sunrise: 06:26 Sunset: 06:19 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H KTR takes over party Aurobindo unit gets reins as KCR eyes Delhi? 9 FDA observations W P3 WINDOWS ith KCR deciding to enter national politics, his son and IT Minister KTR has taken over the responsibility of the party and would be touring the districts by visiting important Assembly constituencies to explain development works of the TRS government to the masses. C ity-based drug firm Aurobindo Pharma on Monday said the US health regulator has issued nine observations after inspection of its unit 4 formulation facility in Hyderabad. KCR bats for stronger states TRS CHIEF TO UNVEIL THIRD FRONT AGENDA IN JUNE OUR BUREAU Shashi Kapoor, Sridevi remembered at Oscars I ndian iconic actor Shashi Kapoor and India's first female superstar Sridevi were honoured at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony here during the "In Memoriam" montage. The Indian stars got a musical tribute by Eddie Vedder who took the stage to sing Tom Petty's "Room at the top". S Local Indian Embassy phone lines in US spoofed Washington: Indian Embassy telephone lines have been spoofed by fraudsters in the US to cheat people for money, according to an advisory issued by mission which warned against entertaining any suspicious calls. The Indian Embassy here has informed the US Government about it and launched its own internal investigation. It also issued a rare public advisory on such fraud calls that has cheated people with money, thus bringing bad name to the diplomatic mission. S P8 Parrikar flies to Mumbai for check-up Panaji (PTI): Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar flew to Mumbai on Monday for a health check-up and if needed, he may even go abroad for further treatment, his office said. S P7 Hyderabad: After his announcement to foray into national politics, TRS president K Chandrashekhar Rao is set to unveil a unique national political agenda of the proposed Third Front, an alternative to the BJP and Congress, in June. KCR is learnt to have already begun exercise to prepare the agenda in consultation with some policy makers and political pundits. The main agenda of the Front will be strengthening of federal structure by delegating more powers to the states, farmers welfare, more devolution to the performing states, special atten- tion to poor states and accord freedom to the states to ﬁnalise reservation to the downtrodden based on the socio-economic situation at local level. Sources said that KCR will roll out the national political agenda of the new front in New Delhi. Before that, the TRS leader will chalk out a programme to hold a series of meetings with various organisations, associations and individuals at India level and seek their suggestions. To begin with, KCR will meet the retired All India Service Ofﬁcers like IAS, IPS, IFS and IRS who were part of administration of the country at various levels and have had a lot of experience. As these retired officers have seen political developments closely at state and allIndia level, Rules don’t allow TS to have separate budget for agriculture OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The Telangana government has withdrawn its decision to introduce separate budget for agriculture in 2018-19 budget proposals to be introduced in the budget session of the Assembly which would commence during second week of March. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao reviewed the issues pertaining to the introduction of the state budget and having a separate budget for agriculture with the officials and ministers at his official residence Pragati Bhavan here on Monday. The officials informed the Chief Minister that the entire state budget should be one and only one and the Constitution guidelines will not allow to have KCR was informed by the officials that the Constitution guidelines will not allow the state to have separate budgets for departments. Under Rule 150 of the Legislative guidelines, receipts and expenditure are treated as budget separate budgets for departments. Under Rule 150 of the Legislative guidelines, receipts and expenditure are only treated as budget. Other plans, programmes and schemes would come under the Bills and as such they cannot be treated as separate budget. The official recalled how the united Andhra Pradesh had withdrawn the proposal to introduce a separate budget for agriculture as it turned into a big controversy. The CM was also reminded that at the Centre too, the Railway Budget which was earlier a separate one has now been merged with the main annual budget. KCR said his government has been giving top priority to agriculture from the beginning and sufficient funds are going to be allocated in the new budget. The government will also take up more programmes and schemes for farmers in this budget. He said the budget itself would explain about the priority given to the agriculture, allocation of funds, programmes and schemes. A lot to explore in jungle landscape ADEPU MAHENDER Bhupalpally: Even as the jungle landscape that once spread across a staggering 40,000-odd sq km has come down drastically to around 26,904 sq km in Telangana, Bhupalpally district, that currently holds onesixth of it, is still a treasure trove of unexplored historic marvels. And on a mission to bring them to fore was Forest Department. Thanks to the DFO T Ravi Kiran, who is determined to promote tourism in the region, thereby boosting meeting with them will be highly useful he feels. The Chief Minister would also have a meeting with retired Defence (Army, Navy and Air Force) personnel and officers, legal luminaries and advocates, all-India level farmers’ associations and associations from all states, central services retired officers and employees’ associations of all states. He will also meet economists and retired ﬁnance secretaries of the Government of India. These meetings will be followed with meetings with media houses, journalists, industrial houses, labour organisations and so on; one after the other. Continued on P4 KCR to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K Chandrashekar Rao decided to contest for 2019 Lok Sabha elections. It is learnt that K Chandrashekar Rao is eager to fight both Assembly and Lok Sabha seats like he did in 2014 elections. He won the MP seat from Medak and MLA from Gajwel assembly constituency. However, the Chief Minister quit his MP post after winning the election. In a strategic move, the TRS chief is planning to fight from a Parliamentary constituency in old Nalgonda, Mahbubnagar or Ranga Reddy districts. P9 AP Special Status issue rocks Parl OUR BUREAU New Delhi: The issue of injustice and denial of Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh rocked both Houses of Parliament with Telugu Desam members demanding immediate redressal forcing adjournment of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha without transacting any business for the day. As the Lok Sabha resumed for the second leg of the Budget Session on Monday, the TDP MPs trooped into the well demanding Special Cate- gory Status (SCS) for Andhra Pradesh. Closely following them, TRS members raised their voice demanding increase in reservations for the Muslims and STs. Interestingly, the Congress MPs joined them but on different issue. They were demanding a discussion on the Rs 12,700crore PNB scam. The AIADMK members trooped into the Well, too. Noisy protests disrupted the Question Hour which led to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourning the House till Continued on P4 12 noon. AP places 19 demands before FM OUR BUREAU New Delhi: Nineteen key demands were placed before the Centre by the TDP leadership in its talks with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here on Monday, after daylong protests rocked both Houses of Parliament on the issue of Special Category Status to AP. Led by Union Minister of State Y S Chowdary, TDP MPs along with AP State Planning Board Vice-Chairman Kutumba Rao and other officials, confronted Jaitley with their demands. Topping the list was, of course, the SCS. However, the TDP leadership was in a mood for some concessions, if ‘more good’ came the way of the state in the form of fund release as sought by the state government. Of the 19 issues that were raised, the Vizag Railway Zone was prominent along with the Kadapa Steel Plant. The TDP also insisted on immediate fund release to ﬁll the gap of revenue deﬁcit of Rs 16,000 crore pending since bifurcation despite the promise. Continued on P4 Kashmir on boil after encounter 2 ULTRAS AMONG 6 KILLED IN SHOPIAN SHOOTOUT the local economy. Since the creation of Bhupalpally district, there has been a constant effort to tap the tourism potential which the region has abundantly. As of now, the ecotourism calendar that includes adventure sports and other activity unveiled by the administration to promote exotic locations of the region is paying off well. Continued on P4 Srinagar: The situation in South Kashmir's Shopian district was tense after the police on Monday recovered two more bodies, raising the death toll in Sunday night's ﬁring incident on a vehicle to six. "Two more bodies were recovered in Shopian district on Monday morning," a police spokesperson said. The police recovered the body of another militant, identiﬁed as Ashiq Hussain Bhat of Lashkare-Taiba, 7km from Pahnoo where the Army had ﬁred upon two vehicles when they tried to ﬂee from a Mobile Vehicle Check Probe against Maj Aditya on hold Post. They also ﬁred on the Army and policemen, officials said. Bhat was a resident of Rakh Karpan. Besides this, body of a civilian -- Gowhar Ahmed Lone of Chitragam in Shopian -- was recovered from another vehicle near the ﬁring incident. Continued on P4 New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold the investigation against an Indian Army Major, who was named in the FIR filed in the Shopian firing, saying no probe would be initiated against the officer till the next date of hearing on April 24. S P7 AP Muslim sculptors play key role in Yadadri makeover In a unique manifestation of religious harmony, 35 Muslim sculptors are working day and night for the reconstruction of Sri Lakshminarayana Swamy Temple at Yadagirigutta T P VENU Yadadri: Just a stone’s throw from the foot of Yadagirigutta at Pathagutta in the arid land dotted with just palms amidst the heat and dust is a group of 35 Muslim sculptors led by Shaik Rabbani of Turakapalem near Perecherla village in Guntur district. These sculptors are giving the Yali pillars, a mythical creature seen in Hindu temples a perfect shape. Living in make-shift tents, performing namaz and going on fast during the holy month of Ramzan but never leaving the site to meet the deadlines, these sculptors are a part of the 800strong team of sculptors working for the mega temple project. Muslim sculptors working at Yadadri temple A majority of the sculptors are from Tamil Nadu, but the group from Guntur is special for their skill and know-how on working with black granite. “What makes them so sought after?” To this, Shaik Rabbani says, “Our forefathers used to go to Tamil Nadu and work in various temples and it is from them that we learnt sculpting. We are well-versed with the Chola, Pallava and even Kakatiya style of architecture. Our sculptors know exactly how to carve faces of lions, elephants and horses that are so integral to the temple architecture.” Yali pillars (part lion, part horse and part elephant sculpted onto pillars) at the entrance of the temples keep evil away and the combination of an elephant, lion and snake is believed to express speed, ferociousness and strength. When asked why they are working only for the temples, Younus, a sculptor, says: “We are just carrying forward a legacy that our forefathers left behind. We are happy to be a part of the project that would change the face of Yadadri forever.” Continued on P4
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