www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.37°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 24% Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 06:31 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H BUILDING AMARAVATI, A HERCULEAN TASK: NAIDU 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 P7 HEENA STRIKES PISTOL GOLD Jagan vows to bring back Rajanna Rajyam Pats YSRC MPs for hunger strike in Delhi OUR BUREAU India's Heena Sidhu celebrates with her husband and coach Ronak Pandit after winning the gold medal during the women's 25m Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane on Tuesday. S P16 New Delhi/Amaravati: Even as the indeﬁnite hunger strike by the YSRCP MPs – P Mithun Reddy and YS Avinash Reddy – entered the ﬁfth day on Tuesday in Delhi, party chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy continued his padayatra, which entered 133rd day in Mangalagiri of Guntur district. As Jagan continued his padayatra, people poured out their grievances and Jagan listened to them attentively and promised action after coming to power in th state. He told them that he would restore Rajanna Rajyam, which would dispel agriculture distress by ensuring remunerative prices to farmers. “In those days, farmers used to get up to Rs 16,000 Jagan going per quintal of through The Hans India turmeric. Now, the newspaper farmers have to reat the sort to distress sale airport lounge in of even jowar and Vijayawada others. He told that his priority would be to address the problems of the farm sector. Referring to weavers, Jagan said after coming to power, he would take steps for the payment of Rs 2,000 as subsidy to each weaver in the state and ensure pension once the weaver attains the age of 45. Continued on P6 S CM invites ideas from summit participants S New capital to have 3,600-km cycle path S Solar energy and e-vehicles to keep city pollution-free OUR BUREAU Mangalagiri: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu described the constructing a capital city as a herculean task while inaugurating the three-day Happy Cities Summit here along with Sadguru Chiru, Pawan to hit Karnataka campaign trail Hyderabad: Megastar K Chiranjeevi is likely to end his political hibernation by taking up campaign in Karnakata soon. Chiranjeevi has been asked by the Congress to campaign for the party in the areas where Telugu population is substantial in number. S P6 DISRUPTION OF PARLIAMENT Modi to sit on day-long fast tomorrow New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join his party MPs’ day-long fast on April 12 to protest the Opposition’s conduct in Parliament. BJP president Amit Shah will stage a sit-in at Hubli in poll-bound Karnataka on the same day. The BJP blames Opposition parties for the washout of this year’s budget session of Parliament. The session ended on April 6 as one of the most dramatic, yet least productive in 18 years, leaving several key bills pending as the country heads towards the TDP to counter Modi with its hunger stir 2019 general elections. The last full budget session before the election couldn’t get to debate ﬁve no-conﬁdence motions and passed the budget and related bills without debate. Continued on P6 Amaravati: To counter the impact of PM Narendra Modi’s one day fast on April 12 in protest against disruption of Parliament budget session, Telugu Desam Party has more or less decided to organise a counter hunger strike protests across the state for denial of Special Category Status for the state on the same day. Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev with Chandrababu Naidu at the inauguration of a three-day Happy Cities Summit on Tuesday Jaggi Vasudev and a host of foreign dignitaries here on Tuesday. Stating that it was the ﬁrst of its kind global summit, the Chief Minister appealed to the participants to put forward constructive South FMs oppose terms of reference of Finance panel Tirupati: TTD’s move to outsource parakamani seva counting of coins - offered to Lord Venkateswara Swamy by devotees at Srivari temple at Tirumala has come under fire. With the proposal running into rough weather with people’s representatives, devotees and others taking serious exception to it, the TirumalaTirupati Devastanams (TTD) is understood to have given it a Yogi saffronises Ambedkar statue, BSP paints it blue Yanamala accuses Centre of undermining cooperative federalism Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi: Finance Ministers and officials from three southern states met in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday to discuss the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission. The three states – Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka – and the Union territory of Puducherry strongly opposed the terms of reference for the devolution of funds to states. Tamil Nadu and Telangana did not participate in the meeting. Inaugurating the conference, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said it was “only proper for all of us to appeal to the Union government to reframe the terms of reference” AP Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu said the Central government should immediately withdraw the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission and ﬁnalise the same anew in consultation with the states. Most of the terms of reference were retrograde in nature and not good for cooperative federalism, he said, adding that these would seriously impact the au- Finance Ministers of southern states at the inauguration of a conference to discuss concerns on the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday tonomy of the states. The population criteria should be on the basis of 1971 census and not 2011, he insisted. The Finance Commission should not be burdened with GST issues as there is a permanent GST Council to look into GST issues, he added. Continued on P6 Sensing trouble, TTD drops tender for coin counting OUR BUREAU suggestions to make the Amaravati capital city as one of the happiest cities in the world. “I welcome great many ideas from you and ready to implement them to create one of the happiest cities in the world,” he added. Referring to the challenges he faced before starting work on the capital city, the farmers, who were also present in the summit, responded positively to his call and gave their 34,000 acres of land which was ﬁrst of its kind called land pooling. He thanked the farmers for reposing the faith in him. “It is a win-win situation for all,” he remarked. Continued on P6 decent and quiet burial. According to highly-placed sources, the officials had issued e-tender and selected two private agencies to do the coin counting work with the staff of the temple not showing interest in it as it is a laborious process. But they dropped the proposal like a hot brick when they sensed that their decision would ignite protests. The paper currency, however, is counted by the temple staff. Every day, more than Rs 20 lakh, in paper currency and coins, is offered by devotees to the temple. For the last few years, coin counting work has become burdensome to the TTD. Keeping this in mind, the higher officials of the Devastanams’ finance department issued an e-tender for counting of coins at Tirumala Parakamani but now the proposal stands shelved. Continued on P6 Badaun: Yogi Adityanath's government replaced a vandalised statue of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar with a saffron one, but a local BSP leader responded on Tuesday by painting it blue. The statue in Badaun's Dugraiyya village was painted blue by BSP leader Himendra Gautam after Dalits in the state protested against the government's bid to "saffronise" the community's icon. The earlier statue was found vandalised on April 8 - the latest in a series of attacks on statues of the chief architect of the Indian Constitution - but was immediately replaced with a new one brought in from Continued on P6 Agra. AP INTER RESULTS TOMORROW Vijayawada: The results of Intermediate public examination would be announced on April 12 and 13, said Ramesh, Examination Controller, in a statement here on Tuesday.Ramesh said that Minister for Human Resources Ganta Srinivasa Rao and Intermediate Board Secretary B Udayalakshmi would release the second year results on April 12 at Rajamahendravaram and the ﬁrst year results on April 13 at Visakhapatnam.
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