www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL MONDAY 7 MAY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Showers late. Breaks of sun late Temp: Max.41°C. Min.31°C. Humidity: 27% Sunrise: 05:42 Sunset: 06:34 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Bhagiratha water for Isha Ambani to wed every home soon Anand Piramal in Dec P3 Mission Bhagiratha officials have now shifted focus on providing tap connections to every single household in villages and hence are focusing on intra village works. The works of bulk supply of water have been more or less completed and tap connections to each household would be provided in two to three months. R ichest Indian Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha will wed Ajay Piramal’s son Anand in December, sources said. Isha is the twin sister of Akash, who was recently engaged to Shloka Mehta, daughter of diamantaire Russel Mehta. P9 ‘DEALS OVER DALITS’ Britain's Princess Charlotte cuddles her brother Prince Louis, on her third birthday, at Kensington Palace, in London. Prince William and his wife Kate have released 2 pictures documenting early days of Britain's 7 Indian engineers kidnapped in Afghan Kabul: Seven Indian engineers working in Afghanistan have been abducted. The engineers were working on a power plant in Baghlan province, located in north Afghanistan. They, along with their Afghan driver, were abducted by unknown gunmen while travelling to a government-run power station on Sunday. It is not known who is responsible for the kidnapping or whether a ransom has been sought, Reuters reported. Civil Services 2017: Topper gets 55.6% New Delhi: The UPSC has released the marks of candidates who cleared the Civil Services 2017 examination and the first-rank holder, Durishetty Anudeep, has got 55.60 per cent marks, reflecting the tough standards of the test. The 28-year old Indian Revenue Service Officer scored 1,126 marks -- 950 in the written test and 176 in the interview -- out of 2,025, according to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The main exam is of 1,750 marks and the interview 275. Anu Kumari, who stood second, secured 55.50 per cent or 1,124 marks (937 in written and 187 in interview). Sachin Gupta, who ranked third, got 55.40 per cent marks -- 946 in the written exam and 176 in the interview. GRAND PLAN FOR 2019 MODI PLAYS DALIT CARD TRS eyes AP voters to outwit opponents Bengaluru: Addressing a BJP’s election meeting at Gulbarga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked the Congress for not making Gulbarga’s famous son and Congress stalwart M Mallikarjuna Kharge Chief Minister of Karnataka. However, in the same breath he questioned Kharge over his family's wealth alleging that he has amassed it in politics. Minutes later an enraged Kharge hit back at Modi holding him responsible for not according the official post of Leader of the Opposition to him just because he is a Dalit. “Don’t talk about my party. They have given me a lot. You did not allow me to become Leader of the Opposition just because I am a Dalit. Your concerns for the Dalits is just a hypocrisy. SCs and STs are facing violence under your government,” Kharge said. He also took a jibe at Modi saying that the PM who wears a Rs10 lakh coat is questioning him about his family assets. He went one step further claiming that RSS ideology forced Dr B R n Cong hits back, targets Yogi Adityanath Ambedkar to quit Hinduism and embrace Buddhism. At the meeting, the Prime Minister has said the Congress party does not care about the feelings of Dalits instead they only care about deals. “Congress does not care about ‘Dil’ (people’s hearts and feelings) or Dalits. They only care about deals. If they cannot do welfare, then they should be bid NOT SO ‘NEAT’ farewell,” Modi said. He accused the Congress of misleading people in the name of Dalits saying, “They are obviously uncomfortable. Today the highest offices of the land are occupied by people from poor and humble backgrounds. That is why now the Congress prefers to mislead in the name of the Dalit community.” “When we had the num- bers to play a key role in the election of a President, we did not play party politics. We preferred that Abdul Kalam become the President of India. This time, we had the numbers but we preferred that a person from the Dalit community become the President,” PM stated. The Prime Minister also attacked Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah saying, “Among the many things the Karnataka CM keeps with him is character certiﬁcates. Whenever a minister faces charges, the CM is ready with a character certiﬁcate. He loves defending the wrong kind of people.” Chief Minister Siddaramaiah asked Modi to prove his love for the Dalits by declaring a Dalit as BJP's CM candidate. Speaking to media he said, “If you really care for the Dalits please declare Dalit leader Govind Karajol as your CM candidate by dropping Yeddyurappa. Don’t give us a lecture on Dalit welfare. Look at yourself. The Modi government is an anti-SC/ST government.” Continued on Page 4 n May give party tickets to settlers in Hyderabad K CHANDRASHEKAR Hyderabad: With an eye on the votes of Andhra origin people who settled in Telangana, the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi is likely to surprise its opponents by giving tickets to them in Hyderabad in the next elections. TRS leaders believe that the people from Andhra areas were unhappy with the Congress and also BJP for their role in pre and post-division 5 ultras among 10 killed in Shopian encounter n Professor among the slain terrorists Srinagar: Security forces in Jammu-Kashmir killed ﬁve Hizbul Mujahideen militants on Sunday during an encounter at Badigam village in Shopian. Jammu & Kashmir DGP SP Vaid said all the bodies of the slain militants have been recovered. “Encounter concluded at Badigam Zainpora Shopian, 5 bodies of terrorists recovered. Well done boys – Army/ CRPF/J&K Police,” the DGP tweeted. Police said the encounter broke out when security forces launched a search operation following inputs about the possible presence of militants at Badigam village in Zainapora area of the south Kashmir district. Five civilians also died during clashes between protesters and law enforcing agencies near the encounter site, the police said. One of 8% growth a big challenge for India Manila: India’s projected GDP growth of over seven per cent for the current fiscal is ‘amazingly fast’ and if this momentum is maintained the size of the economy can double within a decade, ADB Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada said. S P9 of Andhra Pradesh and the anger against these parties could become a blessing in disguise for the party. The party leaders said that it would not be a surprise if the natives of Andhra Pradesh are given tickets during the next elections. The separate statehood agitation had witnessed bitterness between people of Andhra and Telangana. However, after the formation of Telangana, the situation has changed, and the settlers had also played their part in ensuring the victory of TRS in civic polls. The success of TRS in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), which won 99 divisions in the city, proves that the settlers had gained the conﬁdence in the governance of TRS. The party had allocated some divisions to the settlers and ten of them had won on the TRS ticket. Continued on Page 4 I am sorry if I hurt you Army personnel show victory sign after the killing of top militant commanders the civilian was identiﬁed as Asif Ahmad Mir, a resident of Rahmoo Pulwama. He received a bullet injury on his head during the clashes and was rushed to SMHS hospital here where he succumbed later. Continued on Page 4 Srinagar: He was sorry if he had hurt his parents, the son told his father on the phone. It was the first call of the day on Sunday that Fayaz Ahmed Bhat received from his sociologist son — and the last ever. Bhat was still bleary-eyed at his residence in Chundana in Ganderbal when his mobile phone rang early in the morning, he told the police later. It was his son Mohammed Rafi Bhat. calling to bid farewell. "I am sorry if I have hurt you," Rafi told his father before he was gunned down in an encounter with security forces at Shopian in South Kashmir on Sunday. Govt likely to notify 8.55% interest on PF A girl candidate being thoroughly frisked by CBSE oﬃcials before allowing her to the examination hall to appear for the NEET -18 at a centre in Hyderabad on Sunday. Students who came to appear for the test were in for a rude shock as authorities were waiting for them with scissors, torchlights and metal detectors. The exam was conducted in 81 centres across Telangana, including Hyderabad New Delhi: The Union Labour Ministry is likely to notify this week the 5-year low 8.55 per cent interest on PF for 2017-18, paving the way for retirement fund body EPFO to credit returns into the accounts of around 5 crore subscribers. The Finance Ministry has ratiﬁed 8.55 per cent rate of interest on EPF for last ﬁscal. "The Labour Ministry has sought Election Commission’s approval to notify rate of interest for crediting the same into members accounts by the EPFO in view of model code of conduct for Karnataka elections," a source said. "The nod is expected anytime this week to provide 8.55 per cent rate of interest to the EPFO subscribers," the source said. The recommendation on the rate of interest by the Central Board of Trustees or CBT, the apex decision making body of Employees Provident Fund Organisation(EPFO), is sent to the Finance Ministry for its concurrence. Once ratiﬁed, the Labour Ministry notiﬁes the rate of interest and the EPFO credits the return for the particular year into its members account. The CBT, headed by the labour minister, had decided to ﬁx 8.55 per cent rate of interest for last ﬁscal in its meeting held on February 21, 2018. It could not be implemented for the want of ﬁnance ministry’s concurrence and was further delayed due to the model code of conduct for Karnataka elections on May 12. The EPFO had provided 8.65 per cent interest for 2016-17. The members got 8.8 per cent in 2015-16 and 8.75 per cent each in 2013-14 and 2014-15. In 2012-13, the EPFO had provided 8.5 per cent rate of interest on EPF. Thus, at 8.55 per cent for 2017-18, it is a ﬁve-year low. STUDENTS SHUTTLE BETWEEN COLLEGES TO ATTEND CLASSES ‘Pooled Campus Classes’ to limit hiring of lecturers V R C PHANIHARAN Hyderabad: Scores of students in the twin cities pursuing various postgraduate courses are now in a piquant situation of having to shuttle between colleges to attend classes. It is not that they had not joined any college. But, the managements of the colleges for which they opted and took admission at the time of counseling have been subsequently running their colleges on the Pooled Campus Classes (PCC) model, which is one of its kind. Accord- ing to sources, as part of the PCC model, a student who had taken admission in a postgraduate course will have to attend to his or her class, one day at Chikkadapally, and the next day at Ramanthapur and on some other day, at Moosarambagh. This new scheme has been going on for quite some time, the sources added. The PCCs are mainly run by educational societies or groups having several colleges running in different parts of the twin cities. For example, one of the prominent groups of educational institutions in the city has branches at RTC X Roads, Narayanaguda, Ramanthapur, Uppal and other places. However, the number of students who took admission in a couple of its branches are about 15. Continued on Page 4 FMs’ MEET IN AP TODAY OUR BUREAU Amaravati: The conclave of Finance Ministers and secretaries of 11 non-BJP ruled states will be held at the AP Secretariat on Monday. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will address the inaugural session of the meeting. The second meeting of the Finance Ministers will discuss 15th ﬁnance commission’s terms of reference on which several states are expressing concern that they will get lesser devolutions. In a statement on Sunday, AP Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu questioned the Centre over the terms of reference (ToR) and asked, “Do states have to kneel before the Centre for funds?” Yanamala said the Finance Ministers and Secretaries of states will discuss the concerns on terms of reference and adopt a resolution to be sent to the President of India.
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