www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL TUESDAY 15 MAY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Morning clouds Temp: Max.38°C. Min.27°C. Humidity: 33% Sunrise: 05:38 Sunset: 06:37 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Govt sets its sights on PFC inks pact with Kanti Velugu success Union Power Ministry S P3 Petrol, diesel prices up after ‘Karnataka freeze’ New Delhi: The Union government increased petrol and diesel prices on Monday, ending a 19-day freeze that detractors said was prompted by Saturday’s Assembly elections in Karnataka, a state that the BJP wants to reclaim. The price of petrol in Delhi is now Rs 74.80 a litre, up by 17 paise since the last change on April 24 and putting the fuel price at a 56-month high. Diesel was marked up by 21 paise to Rs 66.14 a litre, also a record high. In Hyderabad, petrol and diesel prices have become dearer by 19 paise and 26 paise, respectively, per litre. Jagan padayatra crosses 2000 km Eluru: YSRC president YS Jaganmohan Reddy, who is on a statewide padayatra, crossed the 2,000-km milestone when he arrived in the town on Monday. Jaganmohan Reddy began his 'Praja Sankalpa Padayatra' on November 6 last year from Kadapa. He intends to reach out to two crore people by visiting on foot across 125 Assembly segments in 13 districts covering 3,000 km. The yatra is likely to end by August as he has only 1,000 km left. tate government on Monday released Rs 106.8 crore for its new programme, ‘Telangana Kanti Velugu’, a comprehensive and universal eye screening for all citizens of Telangana.Government issued orders GO MS no 42 sanctioning Rs 106.83 crore for implementing the programme for 2018-2019. KCR plans major seat shake-up To ruffle sitting MP, MLA candidates on winnability OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: A lot of churning appears to be inevitable in Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) ahead of the 2019 general election. Several MPs might seek election to the Assembly and many MLAs and ministers might be asked to contest the Lok Sabha. According to sources in the party, at least half a dozen Lok Sabha members would be shifted to Assembly constituencies. In some of the constituencies, the party has alternatives and in some, change is becoming inevitable as the performance of the incumbents is far from satisfactory. The party leaders said that there may some MPs who would be moving to Assembly as they are tipped to become ministers in the next cabinet after 2019 elections. According to sources, the MPs who would be asked to shift to Assembly, would be Peddapally MP Balka Suman. Sources said that KCR had already alerted the young MP that he would have to seek election to the Assembly and he too is interested in moving to the Assembly. The government advisor and former MP G Vivek would be taking the place of Suman. Continued on P4 Parties on edge over Karnataka poll verdict Bengaluru: As Karnataka readies on Tuesday to count votes polled on Saturday in the 222 Assembly constituencies, the Congress, BJP and JD-S are sitting on an edge over the verdict that is likely to have a bearing on their fortunes in the 2019 general elections. A day after a record 72.13 per cent of 5.06-crore electorate voted on a hot weekend, leaders of the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday claimed their party would be winning hands down, while the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) vowed to decide who will form the next government, if it does not get majority. Polling was held in 222 segments of the 224-member legislative assembly, as election to Bengaluru's Raja Rajeshwari (RR) Nagar had been postponed to May 28 in the voter cards case and countermanded in Jayanagar segment due to the death of BJP contestant B N Vijaya Kumar on May 4 here. Continued on P4 Collector misled in Little Elly row? Yogita Rana’s report to NCPCR based on WDCW info V R C PHANIHARAN Hyderabad: After the School Education Department (SED), the Women Development and Child Welfare Department (WDCW) is now in the dock for misleading Hyderabad District Collector Yogita Rana in submitting a report to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on a complaint related to ill-treatment of a four-and-half year old student of Little Elly School (LES). Basing on the feedback from the District Child Protection Officer (DCPO), the Hyderabad District Collector submitted a report to the NCPCR, in which, she concluded that as per the class teacher's version, the child in question is hyperactive. When the same was informed to the parents, they started ﬁghting with the school, she said. However, denying this, mother of the child told The Hans India that the management had been pressurising them to withdraw the child only when they (parents) insisted on providing them with the CCTV footage to ﬁgure out the behaviour of the child as alleged by the school. "We asked for the footage, so that it would help us to take appropriate measures to address the issue highlighted by the school," the mother Continued on P4 said. Tharoor chargesheeted for Pushkar death New Delhi: The Delhi police on Monday filed a chargesheet in a local court that termed the death of Sunanda Pushkar as a suicide and charged her husband and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor with abetment, drawing a sharp response from the Lok Sabha MP, who said the move was ‘unbelievable.’ The police also told the court in Delhi that Thaoor’s custodial interrogation was necessary since investigations had not yet concluded. Pushkar was found dead in a south Delhi luxury hotel room four years ago. In a 3000-page chargesheet filed before metropolitan magistrate Dharmendra Singh, the police named Tharoor as the only accused in the case. Continued on P4 Unseasonal rains play havoc in TS, AP OUR BUREAU Hyderabad/Vijayawada: Sudden spell of rains continued to surprise the citizens across the two Telugu states following an unexpected change in the weather. In Andhra Pradesh, lightning killed three students while they were playing cricket in a village near Gurajala in Guntur district. In Telangana, as predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds Lightning kills 3 boys in Guntur occurred in many districts including Jaya Shankar Bhupalapalle, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Mahabubabad, Suryapet, Nalgonda, Nagarkurnool, Vikarabad, Ranga Reddy, Mahbubnagar, Wanaparthy, Jogulamba-Gadwal, and Hyderabad. The situation is likely to be the same on Tuesday also with light to moderate rainfall accompanied by gusty winds at the isolated places, warned IMD, Hyderabad. The low-lying places in the city were inundated with rain water as clouds became overcast suddenly in the afternoon, and before long they sent sheets of water in some areas including Tarnaka and Secunderabad. Continued on P4 T he Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC) on Monday signed a performance-based ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (MoU) with Ministry of Power, Govt of India, detailing various targets to be achieved by the PFC during 2018-19. P9 SMRITI IRANI OUT OF I&B IN CABINET REJIG PIYUSH GOYAL TO TAKE CARE OF FINANCE New Delhi: Smriti Irani, whose tenure as the Information and Broadcasting Minister was mired in controversy, was on Monday night divested of the portfolio as Prime Minister Narendra Modi reshuffled his Cabinet in which Rail Minister Piyush Goyal was given the additional charge of the Finance Ministry. Irani's deputy in the I and B Ministry has been given the charge of the key portfolio. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said Rathore has been assigned the independent charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. This is the second time that Irani has been moved from a key ministry as she was earlier shifted from the HRD Ministry to the relatively low-proﬁle TexContinued on P4 tile Ministry. JAITLEY STABLE AFTER KIDNEY TRANSPLANT New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley underwent a successful kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday and is stable after the over four-hour-long surgery, hospital authorities said. Jaitley, 65, who has been mostly working from home since early April, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday. The surgery started around 8.30 am today and went on till 1 pm after which the minister was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
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