SUNDAY 15 APRIL 2018 WARANGAL | PAGES 36 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com Referred to as Raja Ram Mohan Roy of South, Kandukuri Veeresalingam is the prophet of modern Andhra. He shunned the social stigmas and was promoter of women education, and widow remarriages, which were considered taboo in those days. He was not only a social reformer but also a literary activist. He was the first to write a Telugu novel titled ‘Rajasekhara Charitramu’. he also penned a Telugu drama, books on natural sciences and history in Telugu, and Telugu prose for women. This April 16 marks the 170th birth anniversary of this barrister of change… 12 & 13 WINDOWS VS Kokje new VHP global prez Gurgaon: Former Himachal Pradesh Governor V S Kokje was on Saturday elected the VHP's international president, ending decades-long reins of firebrand leader Pravin Togadia whose nominee and incumbent Raghava Reddy faced a huge drubbing in the first election in 52 years. Togadia, who has been with the VHP for over three decades and served as its international working president since December 2011, announced quitting the outfit in a press conference after his nominee to the post of international president of the VHP was defeated in voting. Kokje defeated Reddy by bagging 131 votes to 60. A total of 192 delegates of the VHP were eligible to vote in today's election in Gurgaon. Togadia, who batted for Reddy, however, alleged irregularities in the exercise. S P10 Delhi diamond firm in bank fraud New Delhi: The CBI has registered an FIR against a Delhibased diamond trading company, SSK Trading Pvt. Ltd., and its directors for Rs 187-crore fraud in Punjab National Bank, which was reeling under losses incurred due to a USD 2 billion fraud committed by jewellers Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi in a separate case. The company, its directors Surender Kumar Bansal and Shefali Bansal, having showroom in Chandni Chowk, have been booked by the CBI under the Prevention of Corruption Act, the officials said. A consortium of six banks, with PNB as the lead bank, sanctioned credit facilities worth Rs 163 crore, with PNB having an exposure of Rs 55 crore, to the company in 2013, they said. H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H KCR wants data bank of beneﬁciaries created INDIANS SIZZLE AT CWG Target: Manifesto 2019 PATAN AFZAL BABU Hyderabad: Apparently, with an intention to prepare the most attractive people-centric election manifesto for 2019 elections, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has taken up the mammoth task of compilation of data regarding the beneﬁciaries of each welfare programme brought out by his government since 2014. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao instructed all the departments to furnish details of all beneﬁciaries of his government programmes. The data which includes individual names, residential address and community of the beneﬁciaries will be used to ascertain the performance of each department and also identify the communities neglected in the extension of beneﬁts under each scheme. The district-wise data will also help the government to analyse the performance of the ministers and local MLAs in the implementation of the schemes under SDF (special Development Fund) and Constituency Development Fund. State Planning department in coordination with all departments is preparing the data. Besides, the government will ascertain the public grievances pending based on the information furnished by each department. Officials said that KCR instructed all Secretaries of the departments in the recently held meeting at Pragati Bhavan to prepare the list of people who got beneﬁts under various welfare schemes for the last four years. “KCR wants to know the reach of his government programmes mainly welfare schemes to the 300 families caught in Waqf land tangle Modi reaches out to Dalits, invokes Ambedkar Jangala (Bijapur): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that Dalit icon B R Ambedkar gave us a constitution that protects the rights of the weaker sections of society as he urged people not to join Naxals in a bid to secure their rights. He said the awakening among the poor and backward sections about their rights, their hopes and aspirations was due to Ambedkar, whose 127th birth anniversary was celebrated on Saturday.Modi attributed his own success to the chief framer of the Constitution. Addressing a huge gathering of villagers in Jangala in the Naxal-heartland of Bijapur in this tribal-dominated region of Chhattisgarh, Modi asked people not to hand over the rights of their children to Naxal leaders who keep themselves safe but allow locals to die. "Babasaheb has given us the Constitution. He ensured protection of your rights. It is the duty of the government to take care of your rights. You need not pick up weapons, ruin your lives," the prime minister said, expressing his government's commitment to develop the backward region. "I want to tell parents that their sons and daughters have chosen a path. Continued on P4 people at grassroot level. The CM wants to have an overall outlook of his government’s performance from the data collected by each department. The ﬂagship welfare programmes include old-age pension scheme, fee reimbursement, overseas education programme for poorer sections, double bedroom housing, KCR Kits and Arogyasri, women development and child welfare schemes mainly Kalyana Lakshmi, residential educational institutions for BC, SC, ST and minorities, welfare measures for farming community, sheep distribution OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The Telangana State Waqf Board’s (TSWB) legal battle over claiming 90 acres of land located in Guttala Begumpet, currently in Serilingampally mandal in Ranga Reddy district, has been playing havoc with the lives of around 300 families of the Jubilee Pallavi Enclave (JPE) for the last two decades. It comes close on the heels of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) waging a legal and free ﬁsh seed distribution programme in the villages, skill development and competitive exam training programmes for youth and government employment were among the main programmes given top priority by the TRS government. State Chief Secretary SK Joshi already got down to dig into the data from each department and district and upload the same on the Dashboard installed in his office in the Secretariat. Officials said that the data will also be used to ascertain people’s pulse ahead of the 2019 elections. “KCR has targeted to extend government beneﬁts to every household through one scheme or the other, including safe drinking water supply through Mission Bhagiratha. The names of the beneﬁciaries of each scheme will be displayed in every village soon. The information gathered by the government about all beneﬁciaries will play a crucial role in preparing election manifesto as well as a political strategy by KCR in the next elections, one source in the secretariat said. battle against the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board's (UPSWB) decision to declare the Taj Mahal as waqf property. The UPSWB's claims ownership on Taj citing that Moghul emperor jailed by his own son in the fag end of his life had executed a deed in favour of the UPSWB. In a similar fashion, the TSWB claims that the son of Shah Jahan, controversial Moghul emperor had bequeathed the lands in Serilingampally for charitable purposes. Continued on P4 MC Mary Kom exults in the company of her coaching staff after winning the Commonwealth Games gold medal on her debut at Gold Coast on Saturday. The 35-year-old mother-of-three triumphed in the women light ﬂyweight (48kg) competition on a remarkably rewarding day for India. It stands at No. 3 in the medal tally following Saturday’s rich haul of eight gold, ﬁve silver and four bronze medals. S Report: P12 Sindhu, Saina set for Sunday showdown P12 T-Cong hunts for working prez from Seemandhra OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The Telangana Congress Committee is in the process of evolving new strategies to win over the Seemandhra voters who are settled in Telangana. The party is in touch with leaders from the Seemandhra region in other parties as well as entrepreneurs and intellectuals. The TPCC, which suffered a major setback during the last elections and has come to be known more as a Reddy dominated party, wants to go in for a makeover and prove that Congress cares for all sections. According to party insiders, the TPCC is contemplating having representation from communities like Kammas and other sections. It is also examining the possibility of having a working president from Seemandhra region and extend full support to the demand of people of Andhra for Special Category Status. This the party feels will help them in two ways. One to win over the conﬁdence of Seemandhra voters and secondly it will also give them an opportunity to launch a diatribe against the NDA government led by Narendra Modi. It may be mentioned here that there are as many as 24 assembly constituencies located in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limit. It is estimated that the Seemandhra voters can tilt the balance in at least 14 constituencies. They are also a force to be reckoned with in Nizamabad, Vikarabad, Sangareddy, Khammam, Bhadrachalam and Suryapet. Hence, the Congress BLIND GIRL RAPED IN GHAZIABAD Ghaziabad: A 17-year-old blind girl was raped at her rented accommodation in Ghaziabad of Uttar Pradesh. The incident came to light late Friday night when the victim cried out for help, police said. The girl was attacked on Wednesday, but it was not until late Friday that the police was alerted. She was found near a temple in Mohan Nagar area here where she cried out to the public for help. The police referred the victim to the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) for further counseling and shelter. During counselling, the traumatised victim said that she originally belonged to Deoria district in the same state. She was living alone here in a rented accommodation in the Lajpat A volunteer holds a poster during a candlelight protest march against atrocities on women and girl child, in Hyderabad on Saturday. Photo: Ch Prabhu Das Nagar residential colony after her father died about 10 days ago. She had lost her mother earlier and while staying with her father in Mumbai lost her eyesight due to an adverse medicine reaction.The father and daughter had moved to the National Capital Region as she was seeking treatment for her blindness from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. Her father was working at odd jobs to collect the money needed for it. When he suddenly passed, away she was left to fend for herself. On Wednesday night an intruder who came on a motorcycle barged into her room and raped her twice. The man then ﬂed the spot after bolting her shut from Continued on P4 outside. US, allies pound Syria S Mission accomplished: Trump S An act of aggression: Putin A guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) ﬁres a Tomahawk land attack missile on Friday during the military attack on Syria for using chemical weapons Washington/ Damascus/ Moscow/ London: The US, Britain and France launched coordinated strikes against Syria's research, storage and military targets to "punish" the Bashar al-Assad regime for an apparent chemical attack in Douma that killed over 70 people. The military action was denounced by Damascus and its ally Moscow as a "failure" and "an act of aggression". Western allies warned Syria on Saturday that they could launch further attacks if chemical weapons were used Palestinian protesters wave Syrian and Palestinian ﬂags as they chant slogans against US President Trump again. The strikes on Friday night was intended to show Western resolve in the face of what the leaders of the three nations called "persistent violations of international law". US President Donald Trump via a tweet hailed the overnight military strike as "perfectly executed", adding: "Mission Accomplished". The strikes targeted three facilities associated with Syria's chemical weapons arsenal, including a scientific research facility around Damascus, a chemical weapons storage facility around Homs alleged to be used for sarin gas and a nearby command post, said the Pentagon. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syrian Army's 4th Division and Republican Guard were Continued on P4 among the targets. party wants to ﬁeld people from this region in the next general elections. It proposes to announce the names six months before the polls. TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy also conﬁrmed this at a recent chat with media. He categorically stated that the Congress would give tickets to candidates from the Seemandhra region and that the AICC has also agreed to this proposal. The agitation in Andhra Pradesh for the Special Category Status and support of the Congress to it has rejuvenated their hopes on mustering the support of the Seemandhra people in Telangana and particularly in Hyderabad. Naidu to make his birthday Special with hunger strike I’ll decide who should be PM after 2019 election: AP CM OUR BUREAU Amaravati: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is also taking hunger strike route to voice his strong protest against Modi dispensation for denying Special Category Status for AP and going back on the assurances made in the AP State Reorganisation Act. He has chosen his birthday -April 20 - to go on hunger strike for a day the way Modi went on fast to protest against disruption of the budget session of Parliament for which he has blamed the Opposition. He will follow up on his hunger strike by addressing a public meeting at Tirupati on April 30 to drive home the point that the BJP had betrayed the people of the state unmindful of the fact that the state needed hand-holding from the Centre since it had lost everything at the time of bifurcation. He chose Tirupati because it was here that the Prime Minister promised Special Category Status and help for the construction of a capital that would be much better Continued on P4 than Delhi.
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