www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.38°C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 25% Sunrise: 06:41 Sunset: 06:30 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Congress in a bind RBI unlikely to change over Kodandaram’s TJS key interest rate T P3 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 WINDOWS Need to probe killings of civilians in Kashmir: UN spokesperson United Nations: The recent killings of civilians in Kashmir "need to be investigated," Stephane Dijarric, the spokesperson for SecretaryGeneral Antonio Guterres said Monday as protests swept the state. "Civilians have to be protected wherever they are, whether it is in Gaza, whether it is in Jammu and Kashmir, whether it is in Yemen; it is a basic principle," he said in reply to a reporter's question. S P8 he Congress seems to be in a dilemma over the stance to be adopted towards the Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS), the new political outfit being floated by TJAC chairman M Kodandaram. A t its first bi-monthly monetary policy review of the new fiscal, the RBI is expected to continue with its stance of the previous year when the central bank kept its key interest rate unchanged at 6 per cent over three successive reviews. SC not to stay order on SC/ST Act New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to stay its ruling, which activists say has diluted a law aimed at preventing atrocities on Dalits and tribes, as it asserted that it wanted to protect innocent people from being punished. A bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, however, said compensation can be paid to victims of alleged atrocities under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, even without an FIR being registered. It, however, will reconsider last month's judgment at hearing af- Apex court to reconsider its verdict after 10 days ter 10 days and asked parties to file their written submissions within two days. The bench said this on a plea by the Centre seeking recall of its March 20 order where the apex court had said that no arrest would be affected on a complaint under the Act without an inquiry. Refusing to budge on its ﬁve directions issued on March 20, the • The US has not indicated if it plans to go for a lottery as has been the practice after receiving several times more than the Congressional mandated cap of H-1B visas • With stricter norms, Indian IT companies have dramatically reduced their H-1B visa filings and foreign nationals are exhibiting reluctance to make the jump to a US company due to the Trump administration's hardline anti-immigration stance • The successful applicants, who will appear before American embassies and consulates for visa interviews and stamping on their passports, will have to be ready with details of their Hyderabad: It is three days since the parking policy came into force but there is no respite for people as they are forced to pay exorbitant parking fee at railway stations, single screen movie houses and lesser-known malls. The Hans India did a recce in Hyderabad and found out that at several places owners of commercial complexes, malls and single screen movie houses are still collecting exorbitant fee. Gaping holes in the parking OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to attend the Telangana Rashtra Samithi plenary meeting to be held in connection with its foundation day on April 27, which might be a day earlier and or later. The regular practice is to hold a public meeting on April 27, and then hold plenary either before or after the date. This time it is not yet clear whether there would be a public meeting at all in which case the plenary might be held on the foundation day. According to party sources, the ruling party will invite senior leaders from other political parties for the plenary. The sources said the Chief Minister had asked party seniors to invite Mamata Banerjee and other senior leaders to the plenary. Continued on P4 My ﬁght is for justice: Chandrababu Our Bureau Within a few days we expect that the H-1B visa lottery will reach the annual cap, as it has for the past six years, highlighting the overwhelming demand for this visa category FWD.us president Todd Schulte social media profiles, emails and phone numbers used in the last five years. S Details: P9 New Delhi: To drum up support for his struggle for the special category status and to realise the promises made in the AP State Reorganisation Act, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu kept himself busy on Tuesday, meeting leaders of all anti-BJP parties in the central hall of Parliament in New Delhi. Naidu, who arrived in Delhi on Monday night, reached Parliament on Tuesday morning and after paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on the premises, touched the steps of the Parliament building in reverence to the highest legislative house in AP CM Naidu, who is in Delhi to drum up support against NDA government, does a Modi act by bowing to stairs of Parliament on Tuesday. (L) Modi had bowed to Parliament steps before entering to attend BJPP meeting, where he was elected its leader in 2014 the country. As Chandrababu Naidu touched the steps, it was difficult for those who were around not to recall Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying similar respects when he Parking dilemma! To pay or not to pay T P VENU MAMATA MAY MAKE IT TO TRS PLENARY BABU DOES MODI ACT, BOWS DOWN TO PARLIAMENT STAIRS Toughest H-1B visa process begins The work visa is issued for 3 to 6 years to employers to hire a foreign worker. About 65,000 visas are allowed annually and an additional 20,000 visas are given to those who have an advanced or Master's degree from universities in the US court said: "We are not against the law or its implementation" and the directions in no way diluted the law but were aimed to protect the innocent people from being punished. It describes its direction for preliminary inquiry before an FIR is registered on a complaint as "ﬁlter". "People who are agitating have not read the order. There is a lot of hearsay," observed Justice Goel. The court said that all they have done is to read the Constitution's Article 21 - guaranteeing protection of life and personal liberty - in the act and that should happen with every statute. Continued on P4 P9 T he govt should relook at the parking policy as there are several gaps. The meaning of a ‘shopping bill’ would mean invoice of the goods purchased. What if the visitor/ customer avails services such as eating in a restaurant located in a mall or buys a movie ticket or visits a hospital. The GO leaves many things unsaid. There is ambiguity surrounding ‘commercial complexes’ the government needs to spell out clearly –T Vivek of Forum for Citizen’s Entitlements (FORCE) policy has resulted in lack of clarity and as a result, owners are taking advantage says T Vivek of Forum for Citizen’s Entitlements (FORCE), a group founded by retired civil servants. “We have written a letter to the Minister of Munic- W e have not received notification from the government regarding the parking fee so we are continuing to collect Rs 20 for twowheeler and Rs 30 for four wheeler – Sudhershan Reddy, manager, Sudarshan theatre, RTC Crossroads ipal Administration, Government of Telangana to relook at the parking policy and fill the gaps,” he said. Continued on P4 entered Parliament for the first time after winning the Lok Sabha elections in 2014. Naidu met Veerappa Moily (Cong), Sharad Pawar (NCP), Harsimrat Kaur Badal (SAD), AP CM Naidu with TRS MP AP Jithendar Reddy besides Farooq Abdullah (NC), Sudip Bandyopadhyay (TMC), D Raja (CPI), V Maitreyan (AIADMK), Anupriya Patel (Apna Dal) and Ram Gopal Yadav (Samajwadi Party), AP Jitender Reddy (TRS) and also AIDMK members among Continued on P4 others. No re-exam for CBSE Class X Maths Re-examination for class XII Economics on April 25 OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday ruled out conducting re-examination of Class X Mathematics paper. However, the board would conduct the re-examination of Class XII Economics paper on April 25. In a press communiqué, the CBSE's Controller of Examinations (CoE) said earlier it was notiﬁed to re-conduct the Class X Maths examination, if considered necessary. However, internal inquiries and inputs from the ongoing police investigations indicate that the alleged leak may be conﬁned to a few alleged beneﬁciaries. Stating that there wouldn’t be any re-exam, the Board said the Class X Maths examination is essentially a gateway for Class XI. Continued on P4
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