www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL SATURDAY 14 APRIL 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.36°C. Min.24°C. Humidity: 11% Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 06:27 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Bhongir ropeway put IT corridor drives office on backburner space demand in Hyd 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 P5 he Telangana State Tourism Corporation’s (TSTDC) proposed plan to construct a ropeway across the Bhongir Fort has been put on hold. It would take atleast six more months to start the process. H yderabad’s office market has maintained a steady growth over the past two years, dispelling apprehensions about the adverse impacts of bifurcation on commercial activity. In 2017 alone, the city witnessed the absorption of about seven million sq ft of office space. Federal front gathers friends NEET-like test for Gowda, KCR to draft national agenda to rope in like-minded parties WINDOWS Indian medal-spree continues Gold Coast: It was yet another good day for India at the Commonwealth Games-2018 here on Friday. Its medal tally touched 42, which included 17 gold, which is two more than the yellow metals won in the 2014 Glasgow Games. The star performer of the day was Anish, the Haryana wonderkid, who shot down a Games record for his gold in the 25m rapid fire pistol event. There was a new low when race walker KT Irfan and triple jumper V Rakesh Babu were ordered to return home a fter they failed to explain the presence of needles in their bedroom at the Games Village. S P12 Doval holds talks with China’s top CPC official Beijing: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Friday held talks with the top official of China's ruling Communist Party Yang Jiechi in Shanghai during which both sides agreed to maintain the pace of high-level exchanges after the 2017 Dokalam standoff. Doval's visit was "part of regular high-level engagements between India and China," an Indian Embassy press release here said. S P8 Lawyers obstructing judicial process: SC New Delhi: Taking strong note of some lawyers obstructing the judicial process in the Kathua gangrape and murder case, the Supreme Court on Friday initiated a case on its own record saying such impediment “affects the dispensation of justice and would amount to obstruction of access to justice”. The top court said that it is a settled law that a lawyer who appears for a victim or accused cannot be prevented by any bar association or group of lawyers, for it is his duty to appear in support of his client. S P7 P9 engineering courses OUR BUREAU OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Formation of federal front mooted by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is gaining momentum. The crucial meeting held between KCR and former Prime Minister and JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda has decided to prepare a national agenda focusing on the plights of farmers, rural masses and women. The TRS supremo called on the former PM at the latter’s residence in Bengaluru and held talks for more than two hours. In the meeting, Deve Gowda stressed the need to rope in all likeminded political forces in the task to prepare programmes that would help in amelioration of the living standards of the poor by addressing the long-pending issues of minimum support price to the farmers, jobs to rural masses and safety for women. Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, the JD(S) leader said that he welcomed KCR’s efforts to the formation of an alternative to BJP and Congress. However, the objective of the front is not to Hyderabad: The Centre is all set to conduct engineering admissions across the country on the lines of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) from 2019-20 academic year. Though the Centre wanted to conduct a national-level test for engineering from the current academic year, it had not materialised for various reasons. However, it has been decided that the Centre would hold national-level common admission test for graduate engineering courses from 201920. Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari, it is learnt, had directed the Telangana State Girls fare better in Inter exams OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Girls beat boys in the ﬁrst and second years of Intermediate Public Examination (IPE) results announced here on Friday by Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari. According to the data released, of a total number of 4,55,789 candidates appeared in the ﬁrst year Intermediate examination 2,84,224 candidates passed, taking pass percentage to 62.35. Similarly, of the total 4,29,378 candidates appeared in the second year Intermediate examinations 2, 88,772 students passed, which translated to 67.25 per cent. As against this, out of a total number of 2,29,441 girls appeared in the ﬁrst year, 1,58,247 were passed, recording a pass percentage of 69. In the ﬁrst year, out of the total number 2,26,348 boys appeared 1,25,977 passed, recording a pass percentage of 55.66. In the second-year examinations too, out of a total 2,20,095 girls appeared 1,61,221 were passed, translating it to 73.25 per cent. Out of the total 2,09,283 number of boys appeared in the second-year examination 1,27,551 were passed, recording a pass percentage of 61. Continued on Page 4 Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda welcoming Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, in Bengaluru on Friday throw anybody out of their seat. He asserted the front will be programme-based which is to remove hurdles faced by people in the country. “We want to ﬁnd permanent solutions for all the prob- lems facing the country,” he said, pointing out that since KCR has taken some steps towards this direction, those interested could join the movement. KCR said that the purpose of the front is to take NREGS DELAY COSTS TS `884 CR NM SATHEESH Hyderabad: The Centre has found that the state government has to pay Rs 884 crore to the workers under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme as delay-compensation for not providing work within 15 days after receiving their applications for it. The observation has been made in the agenda of the Programme Review Committee meeting held by the Union Rural Development department. The department said that the State Government has to pay Rs 884.12 crore as compensation towards delay. The NREG Act says that the states should pay delaycompensation to the jobseekers of the scheme if they were not provided work within 15 days after application is made. However, the state has not been making payments since the launch of the programme. This condition has been imposed to see that the states did not neglect implementation of the scheme. The Act says that the delay-compensation increases along with delay. The delay-compensation ranges from 20 per cent of the one-day wage to 75 per cent of it per day, depending on the delay. Continued on Page 4 CENTRE RELEASES `2,062 CR TO TS FOR JOB SCHEME Hyderabad: The Centre has released Rs 2,062 crore for Telangana under the MNNREGS, the state government said here on Friday. State Panchayat Raj Minister Jupally Krishna Rao has directed officials to speed up works under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme during the next three months, it said in a release. Rao had held several rounds of talks with the Centre for the release of funds, it added. up a movement in the country and bring a qualitative change in politics. BJP and Congress have ruined the country as they did not have any delivery mechanism. Continued on Page 4 PM denounces rape cases New Delhi: Breaking his silence on the rape-murder of a minor in J&K and the rape of another in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday promised justice and said the incidents that have caused outrage have shamed the country. Modi's comments at a function here came hours after the CBI got into the act by detaining and questioning rape accused BJP MLA Kuldip Singh Sengar in Uttar Pradesh while two BJP Ministers in the J&K coalition led by the PDP resigned for tak- PM Modi at the inauguration of the Dr Ambedkar National Memorial in Delhi on Friday Welfare schemes top priority of TRS plenary OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Welfare programmes of the TRS government will get importance in the plenary of the party scheduled in Hyderabad on April 27. Rajya Sabha member K Keshava Rao, who is chairman of the resolutions committee of the plenary, said that the committee had begun its work. Speaking to media-persons, Keshava Rao said that Telangana stood top in the country in implementing welfare programmes and naturally welfare would get priority at the plenary. The party would discuss development in agriculture, education, health and industrial sectors, he said. Keshav Rao said that the party would discuss the need for a qualitative change in the people as per the call given by KCR. There would be discussion on the relations between State and the Centre. Continued on Page 4 T-town strikes it rich at national awards n Out of 20-odd Telugu movies that vied for the coveted awards, only ‘Bahubali 2’ and ‘Ghazi’ made it OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Close on the heels of Telugu ﬁlms like ‘Pellichoopulu’ and ‘Sathamanam Bhavathi’ bagging national honours in 2017, SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus ‘Baahubali 2’ bagged three awards, while ‘Ghazi’ was adjudged Best Regional Film (Telugu) this year to keep the momentum going. Young Telugu ﬁlmmakers have raised the bar on Telugu cinema and grabbing the attention of national jury members with their Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) to constitute a syllabus committee to look into the changes needed to prepare students to face the national-level common engineering entrance. Srihari said that the national entrance test will be more in line with the syllabus of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). "Every year syllabus of the Intermediate course is revised. However, keeping in view the new development some more changes may be needed to equip students with skills to compete with others in the proposed national common entrance test for engineering," he said. Continued on Page 4 noteworthy work. “No doubt, new directors are raising the bar on Telugu cinema and striking it rich at the national awards. Bagging national honours for consecutive years without a break, augurs well for Telugu cinema. If a young team was behind ‘Pellichoopulu’ last year, yet again another new director brought national honours for ‘Ghazi’ to prove that young directors are here to stay and rock,” says Raj Kandukurri, producer of ‘Pellichoopulu’. Continued on Page 4 Sridevi Best Actress Phalke award for Vinod Khanna New Delhi: The late Sridevi was on Friday named the Best Actress for her role as a vengeful mother in the Hindi film "Mom". In the movie, directed by Ravi Udyawar, Sridevi played a mother who sets out to avenge her stepdaughter, essayed by Pakistani actress Sajal Ali. Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, jury chairperson for the 65th National Film Awards, told the media that his "Mr India" actress Sridevi wasn't chosen for the honour because of his relationship with her but due to her contribution to "Mom". S P7 New Delhi: Veteran Hindi film actor Vinod Khanna was named this year's Dadasaheb Phalke Award winner in a befitting homage to the legend whose first death anniversary is barely a fortnight away. Khanna is the 49th recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Indian cinema's highest honour. Khanna is probably the second personality after Prithviraj Kapoor to get the honour posthumously. The actor died on April 27 last year at the age of 70 after battling cancer. S P7 ing part in a rally in support of the accused in the ghastly rapeand-murder of an eight-year-old girl. "The incidents that are in discussion in the country for the last two days do not reﬂect good for any civilised country. This is shameful," Modi said after widespread outrage over the incidents in Kathua in J&K and Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh. "It's an insult to freedom ﬁghters who gave their lives for the independence of this country. Continued on Page 4 India should ensure Aadhaar privacy: IMF Washington: The IMF has said India should take necessary measures to ensure privacy and security controls while implementing large identification programmes like the Aadhaar, as the global financial body identified India as a leader in the biometric identification system. The International Monetary Fund in its fiscal monitor report on digital government said digitalisation can facilitate stronger governance and fiscal transparency, allowing better public awareness and scrutiny of the budget process and the design of fiscal policy. In India, the IMF on Thursday said, biometric identification and electronic payments have helped reduce leakages in LPG subsidies. "Depending on assumptions and how the reduction in leakage is expressed — that is, the reduction in total transfers or wrongful payments — estimated savings from digitalisation range between 0.2 and 21 per cent of cash transfers and 11 to 24 per cent of wrongful payments,” it said. "It is difficult to disentangle the effect of digitalisation from broader macroeconomic and policy developments,” the IMF said. Continued on Page 4
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