www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL WEDNESDAY 16 MAY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: More sun than clouds Temp: Max.39°C. Min.27°C. Humidity: 31% Sunrise: 05:48 Sunset: 06:40 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Top Cong netas vie for Microsoft to foster campaign panel post innovation in India AP Grameena Vikas Bank posts `503 cr net in FY18 Hyderabad: Bucking the trend in banking sector, Warangal-based AP Grameena Vikas Bank (APGVB) posted a 43 per cent increase in its net profit at Rs 503 crore in the financial year ended March 31, 2018, as against Rs 352 crore in the previous fiscal. No other Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) in the country has ever achieved a net profit of this magnitude during a year and the increase in profit was due to management of non-performing assets (NPAs) from 1.69 per cent (Rs 209.74 crore) to 1.36 per cent (Rs 195.64 crore). S P9 20 feared dead in Godavari boat mishap Rajamahendravaram/Kakinada: In yet another boat tragedy, about 20 passengers who were travelling in a launch are feared washed away when it capsized in Godavari river on Tuesday evening at Manturu in Devipatnam mandal of the district. The officials, however, confirmed 12 deaths and said efforts were on to rescue those who were washed away. S P4 T P3 elangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) members are eagerly waiting to see who will become the Campaign Committee chairman of TPCC, the post which is considered important, next to the TPCC President post. A n automated traffic navigation system, a crowdsourced risk analysis platform to curb depression and a smart video player that understands a user's preference were among the student-led projects showcased here at an event hosted by Microsoft that reiterated its commitment to fostering innovation in India. P9 KISSA KARNATAKA KURSI KA Both BJP, Cong-JD(S) stake claim to form govt Bengaluru/New Delhi: As uncertainty looms over who will rule in Karnataka after a fractured verdict in which no party reached the half-way mark, both the BJP, which emerged as the single largest party and the Congress-JD(S) combine have staked the claim to form the government. After the Congress offered its support to the JD(S), HD Kumaraswamy has accepted the offer. Writing a letter to the Governor, Kumaraswamy said that he has accepted the offer from the Congress and has sought an appointment from him. The BJP, though emerged as the single largest party, is short of an outright majority. The party's BS Yeddyurappa met the Governor in the evening and asked for a chance to prove his majority. The Janata Dal Secular (JDS), which is set to ﬁnish third, also told the Governor that it would form the government with Congress support. The Congress arrived at an understanding with former prime minister Deve Gowda's regional party and agreed to give "unconditional support" to his son HD Kumaraswamy as Chief Minister of a coalition government. The BJP, not giving up, rushed Union ministers Prakash Javadekar, JP Nadda and Dharmendra Pradhan to Continued on P4 Karnataka. Will KCR tame govt staff? CM to take a call on pending demands today SAFFRON SURGE IN THE SOUTH Hyderabad: All eyes are on the crucial meeting called by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao with various associations and unions representing government employees, teachers and RTC staff on Wednesday. The Cabinet Sub-committee comprising ministers Eatala Rajender, K T Rama Rao and G Jagdish Reddy held a series of discussions with union leaders over the last week and gave their recommendations to KCR to take a final call on their pending demands. In view of the all-important meeting, the CM was closeted with the sub-committee members, Chief Secretary S K Joshi and Principal Secretary (Finance) Ramakrishna Rao on Tuesday evening. Continued on P4 BJP single largest party in Karnataka T Will Guv invite largest party or largest combine? K arnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala is likely to be guided by Supreme Court verdicts which say that a party with the largest number of MLAs should be invited to form the government in the event of a fractured election result, jurists said on Tuesday. However, a differing opinion is emerging amongst some as to how to determine the party with the maximum MLAs -- whether it is the single largest party or a combination of parties. he impressive performance in Karnataka reaffirms that the Modi wave that swept the 2014 General Election and has been painting the national map saffron since remains as strong as ever. The BJP in 2014, before the Lok Sabha elections, was in power in just seven states, while the Congress helmed 13 states. The four years of BJP rule limited the Congress to just three states — Punjab, Mizoram and Puducherry. The BJP could be in power in 22 of India’s 29 states, maximum by any political party ever. No invitation yet to employees’ leaders Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's key meeting to discuss pending demands of government employees, teachers and RTC staff is slated for Wednesday, but interestingly no communication about the meeting was given to them until 9 pm on Tuesday. “We usually get a phone call from the CM's office about the meeting. However, no one got any invitation until Tuesday night," an employee leader said. Surprised over the development, some teachers’ union leaders made calls to their counterparts in other government wings to know about the exact status. They were told that none of them got any invitation so far. Panel to submit report on RTC staﬀ demands to CM P4 K’taka Telugu voters Schools don’t care a ﬁg about registration norms cool to SCS issue V R C PHANIHARAN OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Karnataka results reflect a mixed response from Telugu voters to the appeal to them to vote against the BJP for denying special category status to AP. While the nonBJP parties took the special status issue to the public, the BJP ensured this does not harm them. Analysis of Assembly constituencies where there is in- fluence of Telugu speaking voters show that the people have not gone to any one party. Out of the 65 Assembly constituencies where Telugu voters are sizeable in number, 31 seats are won by the Congress, 21 by BJP and 12 by JDS. The Telugu voters’ mood was a concern for political parties especially the BJP since it has been facing the opposition from Telugu Desam on special Continued on P4 status. Hyderabad: The School Education Department’s mandate asking private playschools and primary schools to get themselves registered seems to have no takers which in turn is taking a toll on the not only the early childhood education but also the safety of children in the primary and pre-primary schools. According to sources in the Education department, in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts alone there are about 5,000 schools running primary and pre-primary sections. Some Schools running classes from VI to X come forward to get themselves registered with the School Education department. But, it is the schools running preprimary and primary schools have been shying away from getting registered are only running playschools and others are running primary sections from Class I to V. There are a few others which are running from Class I to Class X. The schools running classes from VI to X always come forward to get themselves registered for recognition with the School Education department. But, it is the schools running the pre-primary and primary schools have been shying away from getting registered with the department. However, after a fouryear-old Syed Xainab Fatima Jaffery, a student of Sri Chaitanya's Star Kids School in Gaddiannaram had died in a lift accident in 2015 had created ripples in the entire state forcing the Education department submitting a report to the state Continued on P4 government.
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