www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL THURSDAY 12 APRIL 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: A few showers Temp: Max.37°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 34% Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 06:27 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Cong eyes on settlers’ Saudi Aramco buys 50% vote-bank in Hyderabad stake in $44-bn Maha refinery 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 WINDOWS CJI first among equals, has power to allocate cases: SC New Delhi: The Chief Justice of India (CJI) is the "first among equals" and occupies a unique position having the "exclusive prerogative" to allocate cases and set up benches to hear cases, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday. The verdict assumed significance as it came in the backdrop of the January 12 unprecedented press conference of seniormost judges, including Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph raising the issue of improper allocation of cases. S P7 P3 elangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Wednesday said that the party would give tickets to Seemandhra people who settled in Hyderabad for contesting to the Assembly in next elections. audi Aramco, the world's largest oil producer, on Wednesday signed an agreement to pick up 50 per cent stake in a planned $44-billion refinerycum-petrochemical project in Maharashtra, a move that will give it an assured customer for additional 30 million tonnes of its crude oil. P9 KCR TO FOCUS ON FEDERAL FRONT FORMATION KTR, Harish to hold the fort PATAN AFZAL BABU Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who is busy scripting strategies for the 2019 elections and making moves to cobble up a coalition of national opposition parties to serve as federal front against the BJP and the Congress, is understood to have asked Ministers K T Rama Rao (Industry) and T Harish Rao (Irrigation) to look after the administration. The duo, who would be calling shots from now on, have been given a carte blanche to settle issues related to development programmes in all the 31 districts on the spot, without referring them back to the Chief Minister. As the Assembly and general election are only a year away, the two ministers will have special responsibilities to make sure that beneﬁts of the developmental programmes reach the intended beneﬁciaries. Apart from monitoring the performance of their respective departments, KTR and Harish Rao will resolve the important issues brought to their notice by the local MLAs, MLCs and MPs in the districts. While KTR who has been given a free hand, has kick started official visits in the name of ‘ Pragathi Sabahs’ in the Assembly segments and is resolving pending issues, Harish will soon be making regular visits to selected Assembly constituencies where huge developmental programmers were taken up particularlyirrigation project works, double bed room housing , Mission Bhagiratha, Mission Kakatiya , development of health infrastructure, road development works, MARKED FOR GRILL Missiles ‘will be coming’ to Syria Washington/Beirut: US President Donald Trump warned Russia on Wednesday of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that missiles “will be coming” and lambasting Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar Assad. Trump was reacting to a warning from Assad’s main ally Russia on Tuesday that any US missiles fired at Syria over the deadly assault on a rebel enclave would be shot down and the launch sites targeted. “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. S P8 S Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg adjusts his tie as he arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. S P8 construction of godowns and ware houses in the villages. On the instructions of the Chief minister, Harish Rao also embarked on official visits to the Assembly segments mainly in the new districts and sanction works on the spot. For instance, on the request of the locals, Harish approved the setting up of a dialysis centre within 24 hours in Zaheerabad parliamentary segment during his recent visit. Harish also took part in many developmental programmes inaugurated in Nizamabad Parliamentary constituency along with local MP and KCR daughter K Kavitha. Hyderabad: The Telangana State Election Commission (TSEC) is readying ballot boxes necessary for conducting the polls for Gram Panchayats to be held in June or July. Elections to the GPs would be held through the ballot papers and as many as 1.13 lakh ballot boxes are required. The Election Commission of India has given 60,000 ballot boxes and the SEC has procured rest of the boxes from Karnataka and Maharashtra. A senior official of the TSEC told The Hans India that the ballot boxes have arrived from the other states and they have been distributed to the districts. The SEC is ready in all aspects to conduct the polls, he said. The official said that the elections to the GPs would be held through the ballot papers as it would not be possible to provide Electronic Voting Machines to the polling booths. He said that there are about 1.13 lakh wards in the GPs and each ward would CROP INVESTMENT SUPPORT FOR FARMERS Way cleared for scheme OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Telangana State government has initiated measures to launch the Crop Investment Support scheme meant for farmers in the third week of April. Accordingly, the government on Wednesday accorded administrative sanction for Rs 6,000 crore required for the implementation of the scheme. Under the programme, state government has allocated Rs 12,000 crore in the 2018-19 budget outlay presented by state Finance Minister E Rajender recently. The scheme will help farmers get ﬁnancial assistance at the beginning of the agricultural seasons. Rs 4,000 will be given per acre to every farmer. State Finance department has issued orders for the administrative sanction of funds required under the first phase of New Delhi: The Cauvery water dispute on Wednesday forced the BCCI to shift Chennai Super Kings' remaining home games to Pune as the state administration expressed inability to ensure adequate security arrangements for the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. "The matches had to be shifted out of Chennai as police had said that they were unable to provide security in the prevailing situation. CSK is not averse to shifting base to Pune," IPL Chairman Rajv Shukla said. There were already calls by various groups not to host cricket matches in Chennai when the state was facing such a grave situation. Massive protests were witnessed on Tuesday ahead of the match Hyderabad: Intra-state e-way bill system is set to come into force from April 15 in Telangana state, while e-way bill system for all inter-state movement of goods has already been rolled out from April 1. With e-way bill system and RCM (reverse charge mechanism) in place, Telangana government forecasts 22 per cent revenues growth for 2018-19 ﬁscal. Somesh Kumar, Principal Secretary, Revenue Department, further said that intra-state e-way bill system will further add to revenue growth of the state. Speak- the scheme ahead of kharif which begins in June first week. The implementing agency of the scheme -State Agriculture Department will take necessary action in executing the programme. Officials said that government is planning to go in for borrowings for the required funds. The officials of the department have already forwarded a letter to the RBI seeking early release of funds through market bonds. The state is entitled to avail nearly Rs. 25,000 crore in the new ﬁnancial year. Continued on P4 be provided with one ballot box. The election officials would give two ballot papers to the voters of each ward, one for the sarpanch and the other for ward member with different colours. Both ballot papers would be put in one box. The district collectors who have received the ballot boxes have taken up their examination and repairs for those which have been damaged. They would be made foolproof for the use in the elections. The SEC is hoping to conduct the elections to the GPs in June or July and it is waiting for the green signal from the government. Continued on P4 IPL JACKPOT FOR OXFORD OF THE EAST Sada Gunakara Rao between CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders and an identiﬁed protestor ﬂung a shoe at CSK's Ravindra Jadeja during the match. S Report: P12 Why PM not fasting for farmers’ cause, asks Owaisi Hyderabad: All-India Majlis-eIttehadul Muslimeen party chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday wanted to know if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would undertake a fast on suicides by farmers. “If the Prime Minister wants to fast for whole session of Parliament getting washed out, I want to ask the honourable Prime Minister where is his sense of duty lost, wherein, in the past four years thousands of farmers committed suicides," he said. He said farmers in Maharashtra also committed suicide. "Will the Prime Minister fast for those farmers? Will he sit on fast against the atrocities against Dalits in Uttar Pradesh? Why does not the Prime Minister sit on fast to atone for his false promises?” the Hyderabad Lok Sabha MP Continued on P4 asked. Intra-state e-way bill system in TS from April 15 BUSINESS BUREAU It will help farmers get financial assistance at the beginning of the cropping seasons. Rs 4,000 will be given per acre to every farmer CHENNAI LOSS IS PUNE’S GAIN SEC readying ballot boxes for GP polls NM SATHEESH Top officials of some important departments told The Hans India that they were receiving numerous requests for sanction of works and release of funds from the districts during the visits of KTR and Harish. The 21 new districts are lagging behind in the development due to various reasons. The issues coming from these districts are considered top priority. The TRS legislators have also been asked to meet KTR and Harish Rao and seek their assistance to get funds released instantly. Leaders said that KCR will conﬁne himself to overall review of programmes and is instructing officials for speedy completion. At the ground level, KTR and Harish will coordinate with ministers concerned in the release of funds and execution of works. “The Chief Minister hopes the arrangement would ensure that administration will move smoothly even if he does not interfere much because of his preoccupation with his political ambitions,” one TRS leader who is privy to the information, said. State forecasts 22% revenue growth for FY19 ing with the media on the sidelines of an interactive session on e-way bill system organised by FTAPCCI here on Wednesday, Kumar said: “We’re expecting 22 per cent revenue growth rate for the current ﬁscal as against 19.42 per cent in FY18 and 17.09 per cent in FY17. From April 14 midnight onwards, Telangana is migrating to national system as intra-state e-way bills taking place.” Intra-state e-way bill system facilitates faster movements of goods within the state as way bills are generated electronically. Kumar further said that interstate e-way bill system was effec- tive from April 1. “So far, Rs 4,959cr worth goods transported under inter-state e-way bill system, while Rs 4,360-cr worth material moved under intra-state,” he said. “The e-way bills are required for transportation of goods worth over Rs50,000 within state for over 50 km,” said K Muralidhar, Assistant Commissioner, Central Tax (Kukatpalli Division). FTAPCCI president Gowra Srinivas said that 34 lakh e-way bills were generated in Telangana alone as the state government has taken all possible measures on making total tax compliance under GST.” Jawan from AP killed in J&K encounter OUR BUREAU Srinagar/ Srikakulam: An army jawan from Andhra Pradesh was killed in an encounter with terrorists that occurred at Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. Four civilians were also killed and 20 injured as protesters clashed with security personnel in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir while an encounter was on with militants. The soldier who was killed is identiﬁed as Sada Gunakara Rao, 25, of ASKaviti village in Pathapatnam mandal of Srikakulam district. His family members received communication from the army officials on Wednesday evening regarding the martyrdom. Gunakara Rao joined the Army in 2012 to overcome his family ﬁnancial crisis. He has three elder sisters who got married and his parents had planned to perform his marriage in coming six months. After receiving message from the army officials pale of gloom descended at the house of Gunakara Rao. His father Malleswara Rao is an agriculture labour and worried about their future. His mortal remains would reach ASKaviti village by Thursday evening, according to relatives of the deceased. Army paid beﬁtting tributes to Sapper Sada Gunakara Rao who attained martyrdom during counter terrorist operations in Kulgam district. Continued on P4
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