www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL TUESDAY 10 APRIL 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy Temp: Max.36°C. Min.32°C. Humidity: 12% Sunrise: 05:59 Sunset: 06:26 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H TJS to tread AAP path to India shining at garner people’s support Commonwealth Games T 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 P3 he Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) has decided to go the Aam Aadmi Party way to garner support from people. A team of leaders from AAP and Swaraj Abhiyan would assist the TJS leaders in reaching out to people T he medal surge of Indian men and women gained further momentum at the CWG-2018 in Gold Coast with three gold added to the kitty, including two firsts in mixed team badminton and men table tennis, for an overall aggregate of 19 medals P12 TS out to prove its ﬁscal discipline BACKED WITH DATA, GOVT TO CHUCK OUT OPPN FIRE AT PAC MEET OUR BUREAU invites readers to write their views on Are Dalits and Girijans feeling unsafe in the state? Please send your write-up not more than 50 words along with a photograph to Hyderabad: In the wake of CAG rapping the Telangana government on its ﬁscal management in its 2016-17 audit report released recently, the state government is preparing a detailed note on the state’s ﬁnancial discipline to be presented in the PAC (Public Accounts Committee) meeting to be held in May. Rape victim’s father dies in custody Implement order on Cauvery row: SC New Delhi: The central government was reprimanded by the Supreme Court for ignoring its orders on setting up a regulatory body that would monitor the release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu by Karnataka. The judges of the top court suggested that the centre was acting in guile. "The centre knows what the scheme means," the judges said, asking the government to inform by May 3 how it planned to implement the water sharing formula the court had laid down in February. S P7 which stood at 5.46 per cent of the GSDP (Gross State Domestic Product) was understated by Rs 2,5000 due to crediting of borrowed funds as revenue receipts. The CAG also observed the ratio of the ﬁscal deﬁcit to GSDP excluding amount transferred under Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme (Rs 7,500 crore) was 4.3 per cent. Continued on Page 4 SRD’s WhatsApp service may end up with data theft [email protected]
Lucknow (Agencies): A day after a girl tried to set herself on fire outside the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's residence, alleging police inaction in her gang rape by a BJP MLA, her father died in police custody on Monday. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath termed the incident unfortunate and announced that a top-ranking police official will probe the matter. Those behind the incident will not be spared at any cost, he added. Surendra Singh, whose daughter accused BJP legislator from Unnao Kuldeep Singh Sengar of raping her, was picked up by police late on Sunday and was apparently beaten mercilessly by four aides of the legislator as well as police personnel. S P7 Top officials of the state Finance department have analysed the CAG (Comptroller and Auditor-General) report on the state ﬁnances in the recently-held meetings with Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. Primarily, the government found some contradictory observations made by the Audit and Accounting wings of the CAG in the report. The report disclosed that the revenue surplus was overstated by Rs 6,778 crore on account of irregular accounting by the TS government. Thus, the state had revenue deﬁcit of Rs 5,392 crore. Fiscal deﬁcit (Rs 35,281 crore) Mahender Reddy fulltime DGP now Hyderabad: Telangana DGPin-charge (Director General of Police) M Mahender Reddy has been appointed as regular head of the state police. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Monday signed the ﬁle pertaining to Reddy’s appointment as fulltime DGP.The state legislature recently passed an Act enabling the state government to appoint its DGP. Reddy has been the in charge DGP since November 12 last year. Continued on Page 4 n Lack of uniform policy a cause of concern, say experts VRC PHANIHARAN Hyderabad: Various departments of the state government have been going all out offering citizen services on WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media at a time the ﬁnancial market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), has been waging legal battles against such encrypted instant messaging platforms. According to sources in the State Home Department (SHD), the Telangana Stamps and Registrations Department (SRD) is the latest one to join 2 jawans killed in C’garh Maoist attack on bus Raipur: Maoists targeted a bus ferrying nearly 30 jawans with an improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur, leaving two of them dead and five injured, the second attack on Monday ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the district on Saturday. Earlier in the morning, Naxals had triggered twin IED blasts and opened ﬁre on a patrolling team of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on BijapurBhopalpatnam road in the district that led to a gun-battle. However, no casualty was re- the race in offering citizen services using the WhatsApp platform to reach out to the people. A senior official told The Hans India: “There is neither any policy nor coordination among the departments on using such applications and social media platforms.” As per the SRD, the new What- sApp service would help people post messages seeking details needed to complete the registration process, payment of stamp duty, besides solving problems faced in the process of registrations and to lodge complaints. However, to avail all these services, people will have to register themselves ﬁrst with WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned messaging application embroiled in the data breach of lakhs of its users in the country. Continued on Page 4 Centre warns states of protest against quotas New Delhi: Almost a week after a Bharat Bandh against the dilution of the SC/ST Act saw widespread violence wreaked upon protesting Dalits which led to the death of 9 protesters, the Union Home Ministry on Monday warned all state governments to be prepared for another such showdown but this time, opposing the caste-based reservations. The warning was put out after several posts on social media and WhatsApp groups regarding Bharat Bandh on Tuesday. Sources said Tuesday bandh call was given through the social media, apparently to counter the April 2 bandh organised to protest alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act. The call for the bandh was given by some groups and organisations opposing reservations in jobs and education on the basis of caste. Against this backdrop, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an advisory to all states to take necessary precautionary measures to prevent any untoward incident. The advisory told states to issue prohibitory orders, if necessary, and intensify patrolling in all sensitive locations so as to prevent any loss of Almost a week after nationwide shutdown by Dalits protesting dilution of the SC/ST Act, some groups have given call for Bharat Bandh on the social media opposing the caste-based reservations life or damage to property. The advisory stressed that district magistrates and superintendents of police be made personally responsible for ensuring that law and order situation remains ﬁrmly under control in the areas of their jurisdiction. Speaking on these recent developments, Madhya Pradesh DGP Rishi Kumar Shukla said, “We are appealing to citizens to maintain peace and harmony in the state. But we are equally prepared to deal with any untoward situation. There may be differences among members of different communities, but they should not resort to violence. Peace and harmony are necessary for the state to prosper.” Continued on Page 4 Naidu takes SCS struggle to villages Directs party MPs to visit constituencies, hold awareness programmes OUR BUREAU ported on either side in that incident. The explosion targeting the bus occurred near Godma village, around 450 km from the state capital, when the jawans were out on an anti-Maoist operation, police said. Continued on Page 4 BHARAT BANDH TODAY New Delhi/Amaravati: Telugu Desam MPs who have been on agitation in Delhi for quite some time now, will be fanning out to their respective constituencies on Tuesday to wash BJP's dirty linen in the public for denying special category status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who has been closely guiding the MPs on how they should go about in building agitation at the nation’s capital, has decided that since Parliament has been adjourned sine die, the MPs should return to the state and promote awareness among the people about how the Centre had ditched the state. According to sources, Naidu was satisﬁed with MPs' agitation thus far, particularly their attempt to take it to the doorsteps of the Prime Minister on Sunday and how they had resisted the Delhi police during the protest. Naidu was also happy with their protest at Rajghat on Monday and felt that the MPs, by continuing the heat on the Centre for the special category status, had in fact outwitted the YSRCP whose MPS are on indefinite hunger strike, a form of competitive agitation, for one-upmanship in the struggle for the SCS. Continued on Page 4 MPs of Telugu Desam Party paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi on Monday Accord SCS to AP, tweets Jagan to PM A rescue operation is carried out after a bus carrying school students fell into a gorge near Nurpur in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh on Monday evening 26 schoolkids die as bus falls into gorge Shimla: Twenty-nine persons, including 26 primary school students, were killed on Monday when a private school bus fell into a gorge in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, police said. Superintendent of Police Santosh Patyal conﬁrmed the deaths. All the dead students were below the age of 10. The bus driver and two teachers were among the dead.The death toll could rise as some students were still trapped in the mangled bus even as the rescue operation is on, police added. Local villagers had begun rescue op- eration even before officials could reach the spot, eyewitnesses said. Around 45 students of Wazir Ram Singh Pathania Memorial Public School were returning home when the bus skidded off road and fell into the 100-feet deep gorge near Gurchal village on the Nurpur-Chamba road, some 300 km from the state capital.Teams of local administration and the National Disaster Response Force were involved in the rescue and faced tough time in pulling out the victims from the mangled bus. YSRC MP YV Subba Reddy being rushed from hunger strike camp at Andhra Bhavan for medical treatment, in New Delhi on Monday OUR BUREAU New Delhi/ Hyderabad: The indefinite hunger strike by the MPs of YSRC has entered the fourth day in Delhi even as only two Lok Sabha members are left at the hunger strike camp at Andhra Bhavan in Delhi with the police having shifted their three colleagues – YV Subba Reddy, Vela- Amaravati: The YSRC on Monday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fulﬁl the assurances on according Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh. YSRC president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy said his party MPs were on fast for the fourth day now. "Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy, V Prasada Rao and Y V Subba Reddy have already been hospitalised," YSRC president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy said in a tweet. "Narendra Modiji, the lives of these MPs and the future of the people of AP are at stake," he said. "Requesting you to please fulﬁl the promise you made to us on Special Category Status," he added. In a statement, the party asked why the Telugu Desam Party MPs were not resigning from their posts over the Special Category Status issue. The main opposition party posed several questions to the ruling party on the SCS issue asking why the TDP MPs were not following YSR congress lawmakers in observing an indeﬁnite fast. "Would there not be a nation-wide debate if all 25 2 YSRC MEMBERS LEFT AT HUNGER STRIKE CAMP gapalli Varaprasada Rao and Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy after their health deteriorated. Even as P Mithun Reddy and YS Avinash Reddy are continuing the hunger strike, the YSRC has given call for intensification of agitation for Special Category Status. The party called for blockade of roads on April 10 and rail roko on MPs from the state quit their posts? Would it not mount pressure on the Centre and force it to accord SCS to AP," the statement said. It also asked why TDP chief and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was giving "lame excuses" for his party MPs not resigning. "Would it not be an opportunity for people to express their view ﬁrmly on SCS if bypolls are conducted (consequent to the resignation of MPs)? Knowing this, why is Naidu not making his party MPs resign," it said. April 11. It also called upon the party workers across the state to take part in hunger strike in expression of solidarity with the two MPs who are on fast in Delhi. Meanwhile, YSRC chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s padayatra is continuing in Mangalagiri in Guntur district. The Praja Sankalpa Yatra will reach Tenali on Tuesday, the 133rd day of his padayatra.