www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL FRIDAY 13 APRIL 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Showers early Temp: Max.37°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 36% Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 06:27 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H NHRC takes up suo motu Saudi Arabia's maiden fashion notice of Sri Reddy’s charges week kicks off for women only 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 he National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken Suo motu cognizance of the alleged sexual exploitation issue in the Telugu film industry and issued notices to the State government and Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for detailed reports. P3 Kidambi World No. 1 FIRST INDIAN MALE TO ACHIEVE THE FEAT All is not well in SC New Delhi: Kidambi Srikanth has became the ﬁrst Indian male shuttler to achieve the world number one ranking in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) chart released on Thursday. Legendary Prakash Padukone was revered as the world number one player during his hey days before the modern day computerised It’s slavery for women teachers of pvt schools Hyderabad: The State government has been providing financial assistance to the prospective brides from the poorer sections of society, but the private sector is not that kind to women teachers. More than 80,000 such teachers working in private schools in the state are being forced to decide between their jobs, marriage and having children. According to sources, the ongoing campaign against the irregularities in the private schools by the Private School Teachers Forum (PSTF) has been unearthing shocking details under which the teachers have been forced to work. The School Education Department (SED) is in the dock over OUR BUREAU Amaravati: In a fresh offensive against the Centre, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said that no one fears Prime Minister Narendra Modi anymore since his popularity graph has nose-dived lately. “Now everyone is voicing ranking system was introduced. Srikanth thus became only the second Indian after Saina Nehwal, who had occupied the women's top spot in 2015, to achieve the feat, following his consistent run last year, when he won four titles to be also bestowed with the Padma Shri award. Continued on P4 NO MARRIAGE, MATERNITY LEAVE VRC PHANIHARAN Opposition to centralism growing, finds Naidu P8 TO DISCUSS NEED FOR FORMATION OF FEDERAL FRONT KCR to meet Deve Gowda today Hyderabad: To hasten the process for the consolidation of anti-BJP and anti-Congress forces in support of the proposed federal front, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will embark on a one day visit to Bengaluru on Friday. During his tour, the he will hold one on one meeting with former prime minister and JD (U) president HD Deve Gowda. Amid reports that the JDU is TS to get 20L Ujjwala gas connections New Delhi: The apparent rift between the Chief Justice of India and Justice J Chelameswar came to the fore again with the senior most judge expressing anguish over the affairs in the SC and refusing to list a PIL questioning the existing roster practice of allocation of cases by the CJI. S P7 audi Arabia has kicked off its first-ever fashion week with designs by Middle Eastern, Brazilian, US and Russian designers, as well as shows by internationally renowned labels Roberto Cavalli and Jean Paul Gaultier. OUR BUREAU WINDOWS Hyderabad: In a move that could help poor households in Telangana get LPG connections at subsidised cost, oil marketing companies are gearing up to provide around 20 lakh gas connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojan which is scheduled to commence in the youngest state of India on April 14. Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, will launch the scheme at Suryapet in Telangana. S P9 S not implementing the regulations on the payment of salaries, appointment and removal and other service conditions under GO No.1. Added to this, teachers’ associations are claiming that of a total number of 2 lakh private teachers in the state, nearly 65 per cent are women. However, after much persuasion, only two corporate private schools had started implementing granting leave for marriage, maternity leave and payment of salaries through banks. But, the total number of the schools run by the two corporates is only about 140 in twin cities. Remaining schools across the twin cities and elsewhere in the state are issuing pink slips to the teachers who apply for leave for marriage or Continued on P4 maternity. set to play a key role in the ensuing Assembly elections in Karnataka, the meeting between Modi observes ‘working fast’ New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah along with BJP MPs fasted on Thursday across the country to protest against the washout of the second half of Parliament's Budget session for which the BJP blamed on the Congress. Modi observed the fast even as he continued with his official work, including inaugurating the 10th edition of Defence Expo at Thiruvidanthai near Chennai. Shah undertook the hunger strike at Dharwad in electionbound Karnataka along with party's Chief Ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa and other MPs. Shah hit out at the Congress for "disrupting" Parliament, saying it happened for the ﬁrst in independent India's history that the ruling party (BJP) was ready to discuss every issue but the opposition was shying away from discussion. Bharatiya Janata Party MPs observed fast in their constituencies while Rajya Sabha MPs protested at various places. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was present at the DefExpo, also observed a fast. In Delhi, all seven BJP MPs -Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, who represents Chandani Chowk BJP MPs join Modi’s fast against Parliament disruption BJP leaders holding a day-long fast in protest against the recent stalling of Parliament proceedings by the opposition, in Ahmedabad on Thursday constituency, East Delhi MP Maheish Girri, New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, West Delhi MP Pravesh Verma, North West Delhi MP Udit Raj, South Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri and North East Delhi MP Manoj Tiwari -- observed fast, which will end at 5 pm. Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu joined them. Tiwari, also the Delhi BJP president, said he will continue his "indeﬁnite hunger strike" to protest against the continuous neglect of developmental works in his constituency by Arvind Kejriwal gov- Verdict on SC/ST Act causing great damage, Centre informs SC New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday bluntly told the Supreme Court its verdict on the SC/ST Act is resulting in "great damage" to the country and causing "anger and a sense of disharmony" among the people, as it vehemently urged for a review and recall of its order. In an apparent damage control move days after the violent nationwide protests against the verdict, the Centre also dubbed the entire judgement on an issue of "very sensitive nature" as "vitiated" and a "judicial legislation". It reminded the apex court of separation of powers between the legislatures, the executive and the judiciary. The un- usually strong criticism of the top court by the Centre came in its written submissions to back its review petition against the March 20 verdict which "diluted" the stringent provisions of the act that seeks to prevent atrocities against SCs/STs. The Modi government has come under intense attack from Dalit groups and opposition parties, including Congress for its alleged failure to defend the act in the top court. But it maintained it was not a party to the case which resulted in the apex court issuing guidelines that bar automatic arrest in cases registered under the law. No fear of Modi anymore: Naidu strong protest against Modi’s excessive centralism much to the detriment of the state. By raising our voice, we have created a situation where all parties are coming together to hit back at the Prime Minister for riding rough-shod over them in all aspects,” he said. Naidu, speaking to media-persons after inaugurating Tech Tower set up by the Andhra Pradesh Police Department at Mangalagiri here, pointed out that according Special Category Status for AP was only a matter of political solution. The TDP was examining waging a legal ﬁght with the Centre to get what is due to the state. He said the position of the Chief Minister sovereign in nature. “I am ﬁghting for the state’s rights. My ﬁght is with the Prime Minister and the central government,” he said and granting what is due to the state constitutionally has now become purely a political issue. There are no two opinions that only a political decision could deliver KCR and Deve Gowda assumed political signiﬁcance in the neighbouring state. He will ex- SCS to the state,” he said, adding that the TDP would ﬁght with the Centre as well as seek legal recourse. He said he would not hesitate to go to Delhi any number of times. “There will be no compromise till the Centre grants SCS,” he said. Naidu ridiculed Modi for going on a hunger strike. “Who is he trying to fool by going on a fast ostensibly in protest against washout of Parliament’s budget session? Are there any instances of a prime minister going on a hunger strike? This is your incompetence,” Naidu said. He said the TDP had waited for four years patiently for the Centre to deliver all the benefits that were promised in AP State Reorganisation Act but when we realised that they were empty assurances, we came out of the NDA. The Prime Minister could not do anything in Parliament. Now he goes on deeksha. What purpose would it serve?” he asked. ernment in Delhi. The Budget session started on January 29 and went into a break on February 9. The two houses of Parliament met for the second half of the session on March 5, which concluded on Friday. While the ﬁrst half of the session -- January 31 to February 9 -recorded 134 per cent productivity in the Lok Sabha and 96 per cent in the Rajya Sabha, in the secondhalf, from March 5 to April 6, the lower house recorded just four per cent productivity and the upper house eight per cent. plain to the JD (U) leader the political urgency of the formation of a strong alternative to BJP and Congress involving all regional parties at the national level before 2019 elections. According to sources, the TRS chief will also impress on Deve Gowda the necessity for bringing qualitative change in politics of the country by uniting all regional parties in the wake of growing domination of national parties led by the Union government on the Continued on P4 states. Intermediate results today OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The ﬁrst and second year of Intermediate Public Examinations held in March this year will be released on Friday by Deputy Chief Minister K Srihari. TSBIE statement said on Thursday that both the results of the general as well as vocational courses will be declared at 9 am on Friday. TSBIE Secretary A Ashok said that the board has taken steps that the results are made available on different modes for the convenience of the students, parents and other stakeholders. For this, the results could be accessed from six websites, through a mobile application, in newspapers. Besides, the principals of the junior colleges can view their college results at http://admi.tsbie.cgg.gov.in accessing with their user ID, password already provided by the Board, he said. Results will be available on https://tsbie.cgg.gov.in, www.bie.telangana.gov.in, www.exam.bie.telangana.gov.in, http://results.cgg.gov.in, http://bie.tg.nic.in and http://examresults.tc.nic.in. TICKET FOR SENIORS OR NEWCOMERS Fresh dilemma for Cong NM SATHEESH Hyderabad: The Congress is facing the prospect of rift between the senior leaders and new comers as both are demanding party ticket in the next elections in their respective Assembly segments. The PCC leaders are facing the heat from constituencies and are trying to pacify the quarreling groups. The issue has come to the fore during the Praja Chaitanya Bus Yatra of the Congress. The Congress has admitted several leaders of other parties, particularly from Telugu Desam in the past few months. It is expecting some more migrations from other parties in the next few months. The leaders who have been joining the party are seeking a promise from the PCC and the AICC on allotment of ticket in the next Assembly elections. As many as 10 leaders of other parties who have joined the party have been given assurance by the Congress leadership so far. These leaders have already started ground work in their respective constituencies. However, this has riled the serial leaders of those constituencies and led to public outbursts. During the Praja Chaitanya Yatra some of these leaders have stated that admitting one into Congress did not mean assurance of allotment of ticket, indirectly indicating that they did not accept the promises made by the party leaders to the new comers, in the presence of PCC leaders. In constituencies like Warangal West, Nagarkurnool, Narsampet and others were witnessing this phenomenon. This may spread to other constituencies as the admissions into the Congress continue. Continued on P4
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