www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL MONDAY 2 APRIL 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.39°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 7% Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 06:25 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H CPI vows to fight No quid pro quo, ICICI gave against fascist forces loan on merit: Videocon chief C P3 PI National general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy called upon the party cadre to prepare to fight against the fascist and communal forces like BJP, RSS and its sister organisations. LS MAY TAKE UP NO-TRUST TODAY A very own space for today’s women to tell their stories of success, courage and how to take on new challenges for a better tomorrow Space lab hurtling towards Earth Beijing: China’s wayward Tiangong-1 space lab is expected to re-enter Earth on Monday. Hitting speeds of over 26,000km an hour before disintegrating, the Tiangong-1 is expected to make an uncontrolled earthbound plunge on Monday Beijing time, China’s Manned Space Agency said on Sunday – an estimate roughly in line with European Space Agency projections. S P8 New Delhi: Will the no-conﬁdence motion against the NDA government come up for discussion on Monday? If political circles in Delhi are to be believed, the Speaker has ﬁnally decided to take up the motion for discussion. The Congress, the TDP and the YSRCP have already given fresh notices for no-conﬁdence motion and are keeping their ﬁngers crossed. Leaders of all these parties are likely to meet Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday and once again urge her to en- ideocon Group Chairman Venugopal Dhoot said loans were sanctioned by ICICI Bank based on the merit of projects in the oil and gas sector, as he sought to reject allegations of quid pro quo in loan received from the lender. His comments come against the backdrop of reports alleging quid pro quo deals. Fund shortage looms as govt readies for crop scheme sure that the motion was taken up. They propose to request her to talk to the agitating AIADMK members and tell them to defer their protests and in case they do not listen, they will ask the Speaker to take necessary measures to create an atmosphere where head count could be taken without hinderance. It is said that the proposed visit of AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu who would be leading a delegation of various parties and organisations would spur renewed political activity in the national capital. Continued on P4 PATAN AFZAL BABU Hyderabad : Although the Telangana government presented a rosy revenue surplus budget for 2018-19 in the Assembly, it would be facing a major challenge in the ﬁrst month (April) of new ﬁnancial year as it would require nearly Rs 11,000 crore to meet the ﬁnancial requirements for the implementation of newlylaunched crop investment support scheme, increased beneﬁts under Kalyana Laxmi, subsidy on round the clock power supply to agriculture and the setting up of new residential educational institutions for different communities as proposed in the budget. It may be mentioned here that the government has earmarked Rs 12,000 crore for the investment support scheme in the new ﬁnancial year under which Rs 8,000 will be given per acre for two crops to every farmer in Kharif and Rabi seasons. As a ﬁrst instalment, nearly 70 lakh farmers will be given Rs 4,000 per acre. As Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao already an- nounced that the ﬁrst phase of investment support scheme would be implemented by distributing cheques directly to the farmers in April third week, the government requires at least Rs 6,000 crore for the purpose. Officials said about Rs 3,500 crore would be required for the disbursement of salaries and pensions for the month of April. The government has announced an increase in the amount to be given under Kalyana Laxmi scheme to Rs 1 lakh from the present Rs 75,000. The government has also proposed to open new residential schools which would require about Rs 1000 crore. However, it has time till June for this. Continued on P4 ‘MISMANAGEMENT OF FUNDS ’ KASHMIR ON EDGE Cong vows to drag CM to court 13 ultras among 20 killed in J&k OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) is contemplating to file cases against the TRS government for ‘mismanagement of funds’ based on the CAG report. Addressing a press conference along with AICC secretary RC Khuntia and other leaders before leaving for Ramagundam to launch the second phase of the Praja Chaitanya Bus Yatra, TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy said the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has exposed the KCR government on the budget figures. Uttam alleged that this was done not only to mislead the people to show that Telangana was richest and revenue-surplus state, but also to cheat the ﬁnancial institutions to get more loans. He said the TRS Srinivas Setty Two scooter-borne girls having a whale of a time as sudden showers took the scorched Hyd by surprise on Sunday government has committed a serious economic crime which is unprecedented in the entire country. Continued on P4 Isro loses contact with GSAT-6A PITTER-PATTER RAINDROPS… Bengaluru: Two days after India's latest communication satellite with military applications GSAT-6A was launched, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Sunday said it had lost contact with it and was making efforts to establish link. The space agency lost communication with the satellite when it attempted to ignite the engine in a third and ﬁnal move to its desired location after its March 29 textbook launch from the space port of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The second orbit raising operation of GSAT-6A was successfully carried out on Saturday, but when it was on course to normal operating conﬁguration for the third and ﬁnal ﬁring scheduled for April 1, communication with the satellite was lost, the space agency said after maintaining unusual silence on the health of the satellite. Petrol price hits 4-yr high, diesel marks a record New Delhi: The price of petrol rose to a four-year high of Rs 73.73 a litre and that of diesel hit the highest ever at Rs 64.58 here on Sunday, renewing calls to the government to cut excise duty. The state-owned oil ﬁrms, which have been revising auto fuel prices daily since last June, raised the prices of the two fuels by 18 paise a litre each on Sunday, according to a price notiﬁcation. The petrol price is the highest since September 14, 2014, when it was RS 76.06. The previous record of diesel was Rs 64.22 on February 7, 2018. Earlier this year, the Petroleum Ministry sought a reduction in ex- P9 TS in for April crunch Naidu’s Delhi visit to spur political activity OUR BUREAU V cise duty to cushion the impact of rising international oil prices, but Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his Budget presented on February 1, ignored the demand. India has the highest retail prices of petrol and diesel among South Asian nations as taxes ac- count for half of the pump rates. Jaitley raised excise duty nine times between November 2014 and January 2016 to shore up ﬁnances as global oil prices fell, but cut it just once — by Rs 2 a litre in October 2017. In all, the duty on petrol was increased by Rs 11.77 a litre and that on diesel by Rs 13.47 in those 15 months, helping the excise collection more than double to Rs 2,42,000 crore in 2016-17 from Rs 99,000 crore in 2014-15. Subsequent to that excise duty reduction, the Centre had asked the States to lower the VAT, but only Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh did so. New Delhi: In one of the most violent days in strife-torn Kashmir, 13 militants were killed and another captured in three separate encounters in Shopian and Anantnag districts on Sunday. Three Army jawans and four civilians were also killed in the incident. The deceased jawans have been identiﬁed as Gunner Arvinder Kumar, Gunner Nilesh Singh and Sepoy Hetram. Jammu and Kashmir Direc- 3 jawans, 4 civilian die in gun battle torate General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid posted on Twitter, “Encounter concluded. Two more terrorist bodies recovered from Shopian encounter site. In all, 13 terrorists neutralised, three soldiers martyred and one terrorist caught alive. It’s unfortunate that stone pelting around encounter site cost four civilian deaths.” Vaid, who addressed the media earlier in the day, also said that a few police, CRPF and Army personnel were injured in the enContinued on P4 counters.
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