www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Scattered clouds Temp: Max.37°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 28% Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 06:27 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H PEACE THROUGH YOGA CEMENT PRICE HIKE NOT TO IMPACT TELANGANA PROJECTS P MADHUSUDHAN REDDY 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 HEENA STRIKES PISTOL GOLD TRS MP K Kavitha getting some yoga tips from Baba Ramdev during Patanjali Yogpeeth’s three-day Yog Chikitsa and Dhyan Shivir at Giriraj College Grounds in Nizamabad on Tuesday 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 P12 Hyderabad: Cement has turned costlier in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as companies have gone for a hike recently, citing rise in input costs. But will this lead to cost overrun in government projects in the two Telugu states? Industry insiders say the price hike will not have any adverse impact on the government projects as companies have already promised to supply cement at subsidised prices to all government works. “We have a gentlemen’s agreement with the State governments, under which have agreed to supply cement at Industry insiders say cement sales in TS went up by a record 40% while in AP, it’s just 2% last fiscal Rs 230 per bag. This agreement will continue even if there is any increase in market price of cement,” M Ravinder Reddy, Director-Marketing, Bharathi Cement, told The Hans India. Reddy admitted that companies had recently increased cement prices by anywhere between Rs 20 to 30 a bag. “Some said that we increased prices by up to Rs 70 a bag, but that’s not true. The increase varies from market to market, but it’s not more than Rs 30. We have no other option except going for the increase as prices of coal, fuel and other input materials have gone up significantly,” he maintained, pointing out that cement prices declined in the last quarter. However, real estate developers said that cement prices were Junked vehicles pose security threat at Sectt Jagan vows to bring back Rajanna Rajyam Pats YSRC MPs for hunger strike in Delhi OUR BUREAU 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 per quintal of Jagan going turmeric. Now, the through The Hans India farmers have to renewspaper sort to distress sale at the airport of even jowar and lounge in others. He told that Vijayawada 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 P4 Building Amaravati, a Herculean task, P4 says AP CM Naidu Hyd chess wizard conquers Thailand Hyderabad: It has been a momentous Tuesday for the gifted chess talent from Telangana State, Raja Rithvik. The ninthstandard student from Hyderabad cornered glory with a stupendous showing in the coveted Asian Youth Chess Championship-2018 in Thailand’s Chiangmai.. For one who has been outsmarting fancied opponents with a remarkable consistency, the latest feather in the cap comes in the form of gold medals in the Under-14 Classical and Blitz categories. It was a good outing for Telangana players as they managed to have a ﬁve-medal haul in the Asian Youth Chess-2018 over. S Full report: P12 OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Condemned official vehicles owned by Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments are rusting in Telangana and AP State Secretariats posing security threat in the highsecurity zone in the city. More than 70 four-wheeler vehicles, most of them cars and a few vans, have turned into heaps of metal in the parking places for almost two years. The condemned vehicles owned by AP government are gathering dust at the old employees’ canteen and behind J,L Block allotted to AP government after the bifurcation of the state. The Telangana vehicles are lying at the Helipad and in front D block premises. As per the Motor Vehicle Act, the government declares the cars used by the officials as condemned vehicles if they are more than 15 years of age or run more than one lakh km. The government would have to put the vehicles on auction soon after they were declared condemned. Officials said that the Telangana GAD (General Administration Department, Protocol) shot off several letters to State Road Transport Authority (RTA) to certify the vehicles for auction. But the entreaties fell Continued on P4 on deaf ears. Setwin to provide last mile Metro link T P VENU Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) and Setwin have joined hands to provide last mile connectivity to Metro rail passengers. Speaking to The Hans India, Setwin chairman Mir Inayat Ali Baqri said that orders for 1,000 e-autos have already been placed and for 100 ebuses would shortly be completed. Metro passengers would be able to use the facility in the next three months, said Mir Inayat. Last mile connectivity has been an issue and with the in- troduction of eco-friendly transport the problem of reaching their ﬁnal destination would be solved, said a senior official. Passengers would be able to purchase a ticket that would include the auto or bus fare and just hop on to the vehicle. The price for the ﬁrst 3 km would be Rs 10 for both the services. The mini e-buses come in two variants; 22 and 18 seaters and another 10 passengers could stand and commute. While the buses would run for 60 km with one charge, an auto would run for 110 km. MAUD principal secretary Arvind Kumar a few days ago tweeted: “Mini e-buses and e-autos as last mile connectivity. We are in ﬁnal stages; there will be state-of-the-art green energy vehicles.” There has been a buzz around and Metro passengers have been an excited lot after reading the tweet. Arvind, a regular traveller from Paradise to Ameerpet, said, “If the last mile connectivity comes through a lot many would opt for the Metro rail. Continued on P4 increased from Rs 280 a bag a week ago to Rs 350 now in Hyderabad, resulting in a hike of Rs 70. They alleged that cement companies formed a cartel and enhanced the prices. Asked about cement sales in Telugu states, Reddy said that sales were extremely good in Telangana last fiscal. “Cement sales in Telangana went up by a whopping 40 per cent in FY18. It is first time after YSR government that we have witnessed such a phenomenal growth in cement sales. This is largely due to irrigation projects that Telangana government has taken up,” he said. Continued on P4 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 P4 Yogi saffronises Ambedkar statue, BSP paints it blue 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 P4 Agra.
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