www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL MONDAY 9 APRIL 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Showers late. Broken clouds Temp: Max.35°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 29% Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 06:26 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Kaleshwaram works Equity schemes offer dynamic in full flow solution to tax savings W 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 NBW against Nirav, Choksi New Delhi: A special CBI court in Mumbai has issued nonbailable warrants (NBWs) against billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi in connection with the cases related to over $2 billion banking fraud in the Punjab National Bank (PNB), an official said here on Sunday. S P9 Dozens die in Syria chemical attack Beirut: Amid fresh strikes in Syria's Eastern Ghouta on Sunday in violation of a ceasefire, a deadly chemical attack in rebel-held areas has killed dozens of people. orks of Kaleshwaram project, a flagship project of the TRS government, is progressing at a fast pace. The authorities are claiming that about 40 percent of works have been completed T ax savings is an annual ritual with most investors in our country and also many keep it to the last minute. Though, tax planning forms a figment of the comprehensive financial planning, most tend to give higher importance and thereby also making some grave mistakes in choosing the right instrument for saving the tax STRUGGLE FOR SCS SUPER SUNDAY India stun Singapore to seal historic women TT gold Teen shooter Manu Bhaker, weightlifter Punam Yadav win golds GOLDEN GIRLS MEDALS INDIA WON GOLD Silver Bronze 7 2 3 Gold Coast: New Delhi: India's show on Day 4 at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 had much to cheer for Indian fans, especially in the weightlifting, table tennis and shooting events. Sunday has seen three more gold medals for India in the shape of weightlifter Punam Yadav, who won gold in the women’s 69kg event, teenage shooting prodigy Manu Bhaker, who won the women’s 10m air pistol event, and India women, who TDP MPs make vain bid to storm PM’s residence Kejri meets them at police station, extends support OUR BUREAU Manika Batra clinched a maiden table tennis team gold. In shooting, besides 16-yearold Manu Bhaker winning gold, Heena Sidhu won silver medal in the women’s 10-metre air pistol and Ravi Kumar won a bronze in men’s event. Punam Yadav Manu Bhaker India's total medals tally reached 12, with 7 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze. While Australia is at the top with a total of 67 medals, England is placed second with 40. In boxing, ﬁve-time world champion M C Mary Kom conﬁrmed a medal (48 kg category) for India as she advanced to the semiﬁnals of the Commonwealth Games 2018 boxing event. This is Mary Kom's ﬁrst appearance in CWG. Continued on Page 4 TRS plans ‘mother’ of public meetings in city Crafting national agenda for stronger states Tribals will show door to KCR: Uttam P3 Hyderabad: Apparently with an intention to set what TRS believes could be a national agenda for stronger states, its supremo and CM K Chandrasekhar Rao has decided to organise here, either in October or November, a mammoth public meeting that would go down in history as the “mother of all public congregations in India”. The public meeting would inter alia decide which path the constituents of the proposed federal front should adopt in taking the country forward. Chandrasekhar Rao, who has taken the lead in trying to assemble a federal front by including parties ranged against the BJP and the Congress and has held talks with his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Benerjee and former chief minister of Jharkhand Hemanth Soren, is now moving further by assigning speciﬁc tasks to some his trusted lieutenants in the party so that parties on similar wavelength with TRS could be brought together. Continued on Page 4 SIT orders clampdown on cryptocurrency New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money has asked probe agencies to check and curb the use of cryptocurrencies as it reviewed their operation and circulation in the country and links to shady offshore transactions. Officials said the SIT recently held a meeting in the national capital during which it was briefed about the overall scenario of the operations of this virtual currency in the country. The SIT, official sources said, called cryptrocurrencies like bitcoins "illegal" and asked probe agencies such as the Income Tax Department, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to detect and stop their usage and check transactions being done over the Internet, including those with cross-border ramifications. The panel, they said, would also prepare a report that would be submitted to the government in some time. Continued on Page 4 BIOMETRIC ENTRY FOR ONLINE ENTRANCE TESTS Beauteous Gorintaku a nightmare for girls? V R C PHANIHARAN Hyderabad: Telangana State Council of Higher Education’s (TSCHE) ambitious initiative to hold online common entrance examinations is all set to give jitters to scores of girls intending to appear for these examinations from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. However, not all, but only those who had bedecked their hands with designs applying 'Gorintaku', popularly known as henna as well as using mehendi. That is because, as per the TSCHE notiﬁcation, except the Telangana Physical Education Common Entrance Test (TSPECET), the remaining seven common entrance tests like EAMCET, ECET, ICET, P9 LAWCET, PGLAWCET, PGECET and EdCET are to be held in May. This is just after the post hectic marriage season from February to till the ﬁrst week of April. For all the seven entrance tests, giving biometric ﬁngerprinting is made mandatory for appearing in the online common entrance tests. But, depending on how one applies Gorintaku, the colour remains on hands for about 15 to 30 days. It is this aspect which poses a problem for those female candidates who have retained the colour on their hands. They are likely to face problem as the biometric machines would not recognise their ﬁngerprints. It was against this backdrop that TS EAMCET-2018 chairman and JNTUH Vice-Chancellor Prof A Venugopal Reddy asked girl candidates giving their online test not to apply henna or mehendi to their hands as ‘it poses a problem while taking biometric ﬁngerprints.’ However, neither the conveners of the seven common entrance tests nor the TSCHE has any clue as to what the fate of those candidates will be who had already applied and retained the residual colour on their hands. Continued on Page 4 New Delhi: The protesting TDP MPs made a vain attempt to take the agitation for special category status to the doorstep of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday morning. The MPs who have decided to hold a ﬂash protest near the house of the Prime Minister at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, but were detained by the police at Bhinder near the Air Force Station and were taken to Tughlak Road police station. About 20 MPs holding ﬂags and placards reading ‘Save Andhra Pradesh’ were on their way to the PMs residence when they were detained by the police. They then sat on the road and raised slogans against the Central government. Policemen and security personnel forcibly removed them from there. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met the lawmakers "in solidarity" at the police station. Continued on Page 4 Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets with TDP MPs, who were detained at Tughlak Road Police Station for raising slogans outside Modi’s residence in New Delhi Join us for united fight Vijayamma asks Naidu to support YSRCP MPs’ fast New Delhi: If former chief minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy was alive, the state would not have been bifurcated and it would not have faced the situation it was now facing, said YSRC honorary president Y S Vijayalakshmi. Talking to the media at AP Bhavan here after meeting the party MPs who are on fast demanding special category status to Andhra Pradesh, Vijayalakshmi said the Centre was not taking the issue seriously since there was no unity among the MPs from the state. In the past such agitations were effective, and governments used to respond. Continued on Page 4
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