www.thehansindia.com SUNDAY 29 APRIL 2018 WARANGAL | PAGES 36 | `5.00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H KCR, Stalin to discuss quota, Front TRS chief for Chennai today to plan strategy for stronger states PATAN AFZAL BABU TPCC president Uttam Kumar Reddy addressing the media at Gandhi Bhavan on Saturday. Former minister Shabbir Ali is also seen POSH BUNGALOW, SWANKY CARS, CHARTERED FLIGHTS Whose money is it? Uttam launches broadside against KCR OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Launching a broadside against Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Telangana Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Saturday accused the Chief Minister of misusing huge public money in constructing a palatial bungalow on a prime land worth Rs 500 crore Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping inside a house boat, in Wuhan’s East Lake, China on Saturday Modi, Xi want quiet border To guide armies on averting another Doklam Wuhan (China): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping on Saturday pledged to keep the India-China border quiet and personally guide their respective armies to avert Doklam-like military stand-off in future as the two wrapped up their twoday informal summit in the Chinese city of Wuhan. India's Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said the icebreaking meetings between Modi and Xi will have a ‘positive impact’ on a number of thorny issues that have bogged down the two uneasy Asian neighbours. "The two leaders underscored that it is important to maintain peace along India-China border region and decided that they will issue strategic guidance to their respective militaries to strengthen communications and to build trust and understanding," Gokhale said brieﬁng the media on the six rounds of talks between Modi and Xi in two days They also decided to strengthen existing institutional mechanisms to prevent and manage situations in the border areas. Gokhale said Modi and Xi were of the view that Special Representatives on border talks from both countries will have to intensify their efforts to seek a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptContinued on P4 able settlement. OU racing against time to spend `15 cr a month VRC PHANIHARAN Hyderabad: Thanks to the centenary of the university after decades of neglect by the successive government, Osmania University is now racing against the time to spend about Rs 15 crore per month on development works during the remaining period of the current ﬁnancial year. According to the university officials, it is for the ﬁrst time in decades that the university has got an opportunity to give a ﬁllip to development works on the campus and some of its affiliated colleges which requires good funding. It was against this backdrop that the State government had sanctioned Rs 200 crore during the budget year of 2017-18. However, the State government had released only Rs 50 crore in April 2017 and budget release orders had been given for another Rs 30 crore in the month of July of the same year. But, the university is yet to receive funds, a university source said. The 146th Executive Council of the university had given administrative sanction to the development works to the tune of Rs 146 crore during January this year. A senior official of the university said Rs 50 crore had already been spent on the works and events related to the centenary celebrations which Continued on P4 concluded on April 25, 2018. to live a luxurious life. Addressing a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan here, Uttam said as main Opposition party the Congress has a responsibility to keep a check on whether the state government was using the public money in an appropriate manner. The Congress will not allow KCR to misuse the public Continued on P4 wealth. Hyderabad: TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao has found a comrade in arms in DMK working president MK Stalin and they are likely to announce an action plan for stronger states, particularly with regard to investing them with power to decide reservations for certain communities who do not yet have access to fruits of development. KCR will meet the DMK leader at Chennai on Sunday as part of seeking support from the Tamil party to his Federal Front – an initiative of KCR to craft a coalition to serve as an alternative to the BJP and Congress at the national level. Stalin, who is neck deep in his legal ﬁght to have 11 AIADMK legislators disqualiﬁed under the anti-defection law and for the removal of late chief minister J Jay- alalithaa's portrait from the Assembly, has agreed to squeeze time to see KCR and discuss with him an action plan to press for stronger states and reduced role for the Centre in the new scheme of things that KCR is visualising for future India. KCR, to consolidate the regional parties under the Front, will also meet DMK patriarch MK Karunanidhi. However, the schedule has not yet been ﬁnalised. In fact, KCR left no one in doubt at Friday's TRS plenary on his future course of action in regard to playing a bigger role at the national level and scoffed at the argument that he was dreaming up the Federal Front only to help the BJP by dividing the Opposition vote. He confronted the BJP as to whether it alone should attack the Congress and whether there was no scope for the emergence of another axis of power to question the Congress and the BJP. As regards the ﬁght for increasing quota for the Muslims and STs, KCR has already set the ball rolling by asking his MPs to raise the issue in Parliament which they did. KCR wanted the reservations should go up in proportion to the population of a particular community. The Telangana Assembly passed a bill enhancing reservations in April last year for the Muslims and Scheduled Tribes for admission to educational institutions and for state services from 4 to 12 per cent and 6 to 10 per cent, respectively and sent it to the Centre as the total reservations would go beyond 50 per cent, exceeding the ceiling set by the Supreme Continued on P4 Court.
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