www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL WEDNESDAY 7 MARCH 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Scattered clouds Temp: Max.36°C. Min.23°C. Humidity: 18% Sunrise: 06:26 Sunset: 06:19 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H TRS MPs pitch for Hyd airport gets top quota rights rank in global survey N P3 WINDOWS Sensex tanks 430 pts as bank scrips bleed Mumbai (Agencies): The key Indian equity markets plunged on Tuesday as banking stocks tanked substantially and investors also continued to trade with caution. The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE closed at 33,317.20 points -- down 429.58 points, or 1.27 per cent, from its previous close of 33,746.78 points. Similarly, the wider Nifty50 of the NSE also plummeted by 109.60 points, or 1.06 per cent, to close at 10,249.25 points. As much as Rs 4.30 lakh crore of investors' money has been wiped out in the last five trading sessions, with Rs 1.54 lakh crore eroding on Tuesday. Following the bearish trend in the broader market, the market capitalisation of BSE listed companies fell to Rs 1,44,20,606 crore. S P9 izamabad MP K Kavitha on Tuesday demanded that the Centre give reservation rights to the State and said that the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) would continue to fight until it achieves reservations. The TRS MPs on Tuesday staged a dharna in front of the Gandhi Statue in Parliament premises. KTR tipped to be TRS working prez OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: A major political development is set to take place in the ruling TRS on the party’s foundation day on April 27. In all probability, TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao’s son and IT Minister KT Rama Rao is likely to be elevated as the party’s working president. As KCR has already decided to take a plunge into national politics, the party chief is seriously planning to constitute TRS national committee to spearhead the political alternative in coordination with the likeminded parties in the country. As part of consolidating the front, the TRS supremo will also take up a tour of all states and seek the cooperation from other parties to strengthen the front before 2019 elections. Continued on P4 G MR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) on Tuesday said that Hyderabad international airport has been awarded the World No.1 airport in Airport Service Quality (ASQ) passengers survey in the 5-15 million passengers per annum (MPPA) category for the year 2017. New secretariat plan on hold KCR’S REMARKS ON MODI DISTANCES TS FROM CENTRE PATAN AFZAL BABU Hyderabad: Telangana state government has reportedly shelved the proposal to construct a stateof-the-art new secretariat building on the sprawling 60 acres of land on Bison Polo grounds. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s fresh onslaught on the BJPled Union government coupled with the ongoing strong opposition from local people against the huge construction in the residential area forced the government to withdraw the proposal of new state administration office. The state government has been pursuing the issue of taking over land with Union Defence Ministry for the last one year. Though a little progress was made in the transfer of ownership of land, located at the Parade Grounds, to the state, officials ENCOUNTER FALLOUT Maoists on rampage, kill youth, burn many buses Kothagudem/Raipur: The CPI (Maoist) activists went on rampage on the Telangana-Chhattisgarh border on Monday night killing a youth and torching several buses and lorries sending se- curity forces into a tizzy. They have burnt three RTC buses, besides setting ﬁre to many private buses and lorries. Reports say that over 100 Maoists took part in the attack. Continued on P4 New Delhi: The proceedings of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha were adjourned amid vociferous protests by various parties, including NDA ally Shiv Sena over a variety of issues, including special status for Andhra Pradesh and PNB scam. The Rajya Sabha was first adjourned till 11.30 am and then till 2 pm following uproar by the Opposition. The Opposition also demanded a special package for AP and constitution of Cauvery Water Management Board. As soon as the House met for the day in the Lok Sabha, mem- Begumpet rly stn in safe hands of women OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: In a step towards women’s empowerment, the South Central Railway (SCR) has handed over the Begumpet railway station to an all-women crew on Tuesday. For Padmaja, chief booking clerk, Uma Chandamani, senior booking clerk and Manjushree, reservation clerk, it was a different experience as all the operations were handled by them. The SCR has decided to hand over the station’s day-to-day activities, including train operations, ticketing, security and said that the official agency to execute the project --- the state Roads & Buildings department - put the ﬁnalisation of designs for the new Secretariat on hold. A top official of the state gov- PNB scam derails Parl for second day Accused in Kuchibhotla killing could plead guilty Washington: A US Navy veteran charged with killing an Indian techie and injuring two others in a racially motivated hate crime at a bar in Kansas City last year could enter into a plea deal, media reports have said. Adam Purinton, 52, has been charged with ﬁrstdegree murder of Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Austin's Bar and Grill in Olathe city last February. Purinton is also accused of shooting two others, Alok Madasani, a co-worker of Kuchibhotla at Garmin and Ian Grillot, who chased Purinton after he ﬂed the bar. P9 Women staff at Begumpet Railway Station other duties. Passengers to the railway station were pleasantly surprised to see women man all the counters. Eight women commercial clerks, four enquiry-cum-reservation clerks, six constables and a sub-inspector of Railway Protection Force are handling the operations and to provide smooth and hassle-free service to passengers. When asked about security at nights, the women staff said that there would be Railway Protection Force lady escorts and there was nothing to worry Continued on P4 about. bers of various opposition parties rushed to the Well holding placards and shouting slogans. Shiv Sena members were also seen holding placards demanding 'classical language' status for Marathi. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan took up the Question Hour, but amid bedlam, she adjourned the proceedings till 12 noon and then later for the day. Wearing robes representing their party colours, members from AIADMK, TRS, TDP and the Shiv Sena were seen in the Well holding placards. Continued on P4 ernment told The Hans India, “KCR’s alleged use of unparliamentarily word (Modi Gaadiki) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a programme and the strong counter by the Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman and BJP leaders against the KCR’s diatribe triggered political slugfest between state and the Union government.” In the present circumstances, the possibility of the handing over of defence land to the state government is ruled out. Some progress had taken place with regard to the de-notifying the land when Goa CM Manohar Parikkar was the Defence Continued on P4 Minister. Rahul makes spl promise P4 Centre pushes TDP to corner PNB FRAUD MAY CROSS $2-BN MARK SFIO summons top bankers New Delhi: ICICI Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Chanda Kochhar and her Axis Bank counterpart Shikha Sharma were on Tuesday summoned by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) in connection with the Rs 127-billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud involving absconding diamantaire Nirav Shikha Sharma, Chanda Kochhar Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi. Continued on P4
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