www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL TUESDAY 3 APRIL 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.41°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 17% Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 06:25 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H TJAC Chief exposes It hurts when Tata Motors chinks in govt armour dubbed a failing co: Ratan T P3 Chennai: Indian communication satellite GSAT-6A would become a space debris if the Indian space agency does not reestablish communication link with it, said experts. They also said Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) ability to link up again with the Rs. 270 crore GSAT6A satellite seemed to be remote as it was more than 48 hours since the communication got snapped. S P7 CBDT misses target in FY18 I-T collections New Delhi (PTI): The incometax (I-T) collections during the 2017-18 fiscal has exceeded the Budget target at Rs9.95 lakh crore, helped by addition of one crore new assesses, who have started filing income tax returns. However, the government has missed its ambitious target of Rs 10.05 lakh crore as per the revised estimates set in the Budget for FY 19. CBDT Chairman Sushil Chandra said that as per data collected so far, tax collections for 2017-18 is Rs9.95 lakh crore, which is 17.1 per cent higher than net collection of 2016-17. The Budget estimate for the 2017-18 fiscal was Rs9.80 lakh crore. S P9 ata group Chairman Emeritus Rata Tata on Monday asked employees of Tata Motors to plan on becoming leaders again, saying it hurt him when the auto maker lost market share in the last 4-5 years and the country looked at it as a 'failing company'. P9 BIFURCATION ACT 9 dead as Dalit groups clash with cops over SC/ST Act New Delhi: Nine people were killed, and hundreds detained on Monday as violence broke out in several states during Dalit protests against a Supreme Court order on the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Multiple Dalit organisations have called for Bharat Bandh. Five of the deaths took place in Madhya Pradesh, in Morena, Gwalior and Bhind districts. Another person was killed in Rajasthan’s Alwar city after the police opened ﬁre on Police personnel try to disperse protesters who were trying to block the railway track in Ghaziabad on Monday Ruckus forces Parliament adjournment for 18th day protestors pelting stones. One person died in Uttar Pradesh. The governments of Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh requested the Union Home Ministry for Central forces. Several police personnel were reported injured in clashes with protestors. As the nationwide bandh turned violent, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said she supported the protests but not the violence, adding that the government should take strict action against those involved. Continued on P4 GOVT FILES REVIEW PLEA SC seeks Centre’s reply on non-implementation Supreme Court declines urgent hearing New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to file its response on a plea seeking direction for proper implementation of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act that led to the bifurcation of the state. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan asked the Centre what it had done in four years since the bifurcation. "Nearly four years have passed and nothing happened. File your response...," the court said and asked Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Maninder Singh to file a reply in four weeks. The plea was filed by Congress member and MLC Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy. Continued on P4 New Delhi: The Central government on Monday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against its March 20 verdict on the SC & ST Act. The Centre pleaded for a modification of the apex court judgement that a state government official cannot be automatically arrested on a complaint filed under the Act & sanction of appointing authority is must before taking such action against a public servant. Meanwhile, the Apex court declined an urgent hearing on a plea which sought a stay and review of its recent verdict on the Act by which certain safeguards were put in place on the automatic arrest of Continued on P4 individuals. TDP MP Sivaprasad at the Parliament house OUR BUREAU New Delhi: It was the same scene on the 18-consecutive day in Parliament. Both Houses adjourned without transacting any business and it appears that the second half of the Budget Session is going to be a complete washout. Hectic political activity was witnessed both inside and outside Parliament. As the Lok Sabha met after a fourday break, AIADMK members trooped into the well demanding early constitution of the Cauvery water management board. The ruckus saw the adjournment of the proceedings for the ﬁrst time within four minutes after it assembled and then for the day at noon after the listed papers were laid on the table of the House. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House till Tuesday. In the Rajya Sabha, vociferous protests from Opposition members forced Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to adjourn the House till Tuesday. Earlier during the day, the TDP and YSRCP members protested outside Parliament demanding special category status for Andhra Pradesh. Repeated disruptions marred the House proceedings in the last four weeks, with the TDP members agitating for a special category status and AIADMK members raising the Cauvery water dispute. Though notices for the noconfidence motion were given by the TDP, YSRCP, Congress and CPI(M), they were not taken up due to the unrelenting protests inside both the Houses. The TDP MPs later alleged that the government was adamant and was stonewalling the noconfidence motion. Meanwhile, a team of women, led by TDP MP Thota Narasimham’s wife Vani, reached New Delhi. They have come to Delhi to extend their support to the TDP MPs who have been demanding special category status. Vani said she was ready to sit on fastunto-death if the Centre failed to concede the demand of the people of Andhra Pradesh. She said she would meet AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and seek his permission. Vani, it may be mentioned here, had gone on fast opposing the bifurcation of the state. YSRCP moves privilege notice against Naidu for insulting PM People will topple KCR govt in next election: Uttam OUR BUREAU Bajwa approves death penalty for 10 ultras Islamabad (PTI): Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday approved death penalty for 10 terrorists including those who shot dead Amjad Sabri, one of the country's finest Sufi Qawwals. In a statement, the military's media wing said the terrorists, tried by special military courts, were involved in killing of 62 people and heinous crimes against the state including attack on security forces and a five-star hotel in Peshawar. S P8 T BHARAT BANDH TURNS VIOLENT WINDOWS GSAT-6A satellite may become space debris JAC Chairman Prof M Kodandaram on Monday alleged that aspirations of people were not fulfilled by the TRS government and hence the TJAC had to come up with a political party. CONG BUS YATRA GETS MASSIVE RESPONSE IN PEDDAPALLI Jagan attempts to checkmate TDP New Delhi: With the TDP set to intensify its campaign against the NDA government in next two days when Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu would be in Delhi meeting leaders of all political parties and would also address the national media to explain how the Centre had failed to implement the AP State Reorganisations Act 2014, the YSRCP on Monday gave a privilege notice in Rajya Sabha alleging that Naidu had insulted the Prime Minister while replying to a discussion in Andhra Pradesh Assembly. This has invited criticism from many MPs particularly those from the TDP. Continued on P4 Hyderabad: Stating that there is a Congress wave across the Telangana state, TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy said the people would topple the TRS government in the next elections. Addressing a massive public meeting at Peddapalli on the 10th day of Congress Praja Chaitanya Yatra on Monday evening, Uttam Kumar Reddy said the countdown has begun for Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao as people have decided to throw his government out in the next polls. He said KCR's continuance as Chief Minister was a threat to the democracy. He accused KCR of showing utter disrespect to the Assembly considered to be the temple of Uttam Kumar Reddy addressing a massive public meeting at Peddapalli on Monday democracy. By enacting the drama of attack on Council Chairman Swamy Goud just to prevent Congress legislators from entering the House, KCR has insulted the people who elected their representa- tives. "Nothing happened in the Assembly and no one was injured," he said and asked KCR to explain why Advocate-General Prakash Reddy had resigned from Continued on P4 the post. VAT ON PETRO PRODUCTS TS govt goes laughing all the way to the bank Hyderabad: Steep hike in the prices of petrol and diesel has come as a ‘blessing in disguise’ for the Telangana government. The government, which has been struggling hard for funds to meet the growing ﬁnancial needs under various schemes, will get nearly Rs 100 crore additional revenue through VAT on the increased prices of fuel. Diesel price has been increased to Rs 70 from Rs 68 and petrol prices have gone up from Rs 76 to Rs 78.50 overnight. It was highest ever increase in the fuel prices in the recent years. Officials of the State Commercial Taxes department told The Hans India that Telangana was one of the states which collect highest VAT on petrol and diesel in the country. It collects Rs 35.2 per cent VAT on petrol and 27 per cent on diesel. The sudden jump in the fuel prices by Rs 2 per litre will help the government collect more VAT in proportionate to the increased prices, officials said, adding that the state was earning nearly Rs 1,000 crore through VAT on fuel prices. The gradual hike for the last two months and the sudden spike in fuel prices helped the government earn more revenues. If the hiked prices are constant for a month time, the government will earn Rs 100 crore additionally, officials said. Govt rules out excise duty cut New Delhi: The Union government on Monday ruled out any immediate reduction in excise duty to cushion relentless rise in international oil prices that have sent retail diesel rates in India to record high and petrol to five-year high. The BJP-led government had raised excise duty nine times between November 2014 and January 2016 to shore up finances as global oil prices fell, but then cut the tax just once in October last year by Rs 2 a litre. Asked if a second round of excise duty cut was in offing, Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said: "Not as of now. Whenever we review it, we will let you know". Soaring prices to make avakaya much dearer VKL GAYATRI Visakhapatnam: Telugus all-time favourite ‘Avakaya’ (year-long mango pickle) will be dearer this season. With the damage of 50 per cent mango crop and skyrocketing prices of main ingredients sesame oil, red chilli, mustard, garlic and methi, this year Avakaya will be costly affair. The green mango, which is supposed be ready by April ﬁrst week, is still in the mid tendering stage and not grown up to prepare the Avakaya. Not only Avakaya, the other yearlong pickles will also be a costly affair to the middle-class in the season. Green mango is famous in Andhra Pradesh with mouth-watering several world famous varieties, including Cheruku Rasalu, Banginapalle, Nuziveedu Rasalu, Panchadara Karisalu, Kolamgoa and several other varieties are popular to make year-long pickles including Avakaya and Magayi. Andhra Pradesh is known for yielding good crop in all the 13 districts every year. However, during the past two seasons, unfavourable weather conditions has taken heavy toll on the crop. It was mainly the fog and cool climate in December and Janu- S 50% of mango crop got damaged S Prices of red chilli, sesame oil, garlic hit the roof S Avakaya is alltime favourite of Telugus ary that damaged the progress of the crop. According to the horticulturists, 25 per cent of the crop was damaged at ﬂowering and tender mango stage across the state due to the sudden climatic changes. Added to this, thundershowers and gusty winds, damaged the green mango which was growing at a healthy stage. “Pickles are made with raw mangoes. In fact, by April ﬁst week, the raw crop should have entered the markets for picklemaking. At present there is no ﬂesh and the seed is still tender. This year cost of mango will be high due to less crop yield,” said K Pydithalli Naidu, a mango exporter from Vizianagaram. Meanwhile, the prices of other ingredients for the pickles, including sesame oil, red chilli, garlic, and methi almost doubled. For preparation of pickles, people mostly use the sesame oil, Guntur branded red chilli powder and garlic. The high quality of the red chilli, which is mainly used for pickle-making, is now available at Rs 250 per kg, sesame oil 300 per kg and garlic Rs 100 per kg. “During the pickle time, officials should regulate prices of the commodities. As there is no proper enforcement, the traders are selling at high prices. Even at the wholesale shops the prices are high. It quite common sense that when it hits retail markets, prices increase minimum by 20 per cent,” said Ch VKR Satyavathi, a retired school teacher.
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