www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL FRIDAY 25 MAY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Mostly cloudy Temp: Max.43°C. Min.33°C. Humidity: 12% Sunrise: 05:36 Sunset: 06:40 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H RAMZAN TIMINGS WINDOWS Iftar Saher (Fri) 6.50 pm Trust hospitals to get AI can play big property tax waiver role in healthcare (Sat) 4.12 am I n a significant development, MA&UD Minister K T Rama Rao said his government had decided to waive of property tax for all trust-based institutions in the State, including Basavatarakam Cancer Hospital, in Hyderabad. P3 I magine a situation where a registered medical practitioner (RMP) in a remote village in India is able to diagnose that a patient has cancer based on an MRI scan. Furthermore, the RMP is able to predict the patient’s condition six months from now based on the cell patterns exhibited in the scan. P9 GREAT TIDINGS FOR EMPLOYEES, JOBLESS President Ram Nath Kovind visits Shimla Water Catchment and Wildlife Sanctuary, in Shimla, on Thursday Trump cancels summit meet with Kim Washington: US President Donald Trump on Thursday cancelled his proposed summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore and blamed Pyongyang's “tremendous anger” and “open hostility” for his dramatic decision. Trump’s announcement came hours after North Korea carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site. S P8 Centre mulling solution to fuel prices: Pradhan Bhubaneswar: The Centre is deliberating on an ‘immediate solution’ to deal with rising fuel prices, Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday. He also asked the Odisha government to reduce VAT on petroleum products to contain the cascading effect on rising fuel prices. "The oil ministry is of the view to bring petroleum products under the purview of the GST in order to bring down the prices of petrol and diesel. We are deliberating on an immediate solution to this problem till that time," Pradhan told reporters here. Petrol crosses `85/l in Mumbai New Delhi: Petrol price in Mumbai breached the Rs 85 a litre mark on Thursday and sold at Rs 85.29 per litre. The price of the fuel is already at an all-time high in Mumbai along with Delhi and Chennai and is now creating new benchmarks daily. In Delhi and Chennai, petrol was sold for Rs 77.47 and Rs 80.42 per litre respectively, according to data on the website of Indian Oil Corp. Kolkata on Thursday joined the club with petrol prices over Rs 80 per litre, at Rs 80.12, the highest in nearly four years. TS to comprise seven zones OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The zonal issue which has been irking employees no end has ﬁnally been resolved by the State government which on Thursday decided to create 7 zones and two multi-zones. The move will enable existing employees to get promotions early as well as provide job opportunities to the youth in their native districts. Interestingly, six zones have been named after Hindu Gods and one zone is called Charminar Zone. Announcing the new zones at a review meeting on the recommendations made by a Cabinet Sub-Committee, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said that the new zonal system had been formulated to beneﬁt the employees, by undoing the injustice meted out to them in the united state. The CM said that the decision on new zones was would provide adequate beneﬁts to those living in their local areas and resolve many an issue that cropped up in the wake of formation of new, small districts. He said that a dire need was felt to reorganise the existing two zones after the reorganisation of the districts so as to remove administrative problems and solve those of employees, too. The Chief Minister asked senior officials to hold a meeting with employees’ unions on Friday and come up with suggestions, if any, to strengthen the new zonal system. Taking into consideration all the suggestions and views, the government will prepare a detailed note on the formation of zones. After the cabinet approval, it would seek Presidential nod for the creation of new zones. He assured that he would personally monitor the entire process and ensure the new zonal and multi-zonal system comes into effect at the earliest. ZONES AND MULTI ZONES Zone I Kaleshwaram zone Zone II Basara Zone Adilabad, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagtial districts (Population 39,74,829 Lakh) Zone III Rajanna Karimnagar, Siddipet, RajannaSiricilla, Kamareddy, Medak districts (Population 43,09,866 Lakh) Zone IV Bhadradri BhadradriKothagudem, Khammam, ahabubabad, Warangal Urban, Warangal Rural districts (Population 50,44,844 Lakh) Zone V Yadadri Suryapet, Nalgonda,YadadriBhuvanagiri, Jangaon districts (Population 40,23,800 Lakh) Zone VI Charminar Medchal-Malkajigiri, Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Sangareddy districts (Population 1,03,57,289Lakh) Zone VII Jogulamba Vikarabad, Mahabubnagar, Jogulamba Gadwal, Wanaparthy, Nagarkurnool districts (Population 44,63,431Lakh) SALARIES, PF & OTHER BENEFITS Telangana pvt teachers seek AP model GO V R C PHANIHARAN Hyderabad” Private school teachers in Telangana have stepped up their demand asking the State School Education Department (SSED) to address their grievances by issuing a GO just as the way AP government is doing now. The Private School Teachers Associations (PSTAs) in AP started demanding implementation of GO Ms No 1 of 1994 in December last year. The issue was further taken up by the MLAs and MLCs cutting across party lines in the AP Assembly. Subsequently, the HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao convened a meeting with the school managements, PSTAs and parents and discussed the issue. Consequently, the Andhra Pradesh State School Education Department (APSSED) issued proceedings making it mandatory to implement the regulations from the ensuing academic year of 2018-19. Speaking to The Hans India, Telangana Private Teachers Forum (TPTF) state president Shabbir Ali asked, “We have been knocking every door of the officials from mandal to state level in the Telangana State School Education Department (TSSED) since the creation of the separate Hum Fit Toh India Fit New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli has challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an online ﬁtness dare, which the PM accepted and promised to post a video of his workout regimen. The initiative, called the ‘Hum Fit Toh India Fit’ challenge, was started by Sports Minister Rajavardhan Singh Rathore, who posted a short video of himself doing push-ups. He tagged Kohli, Kumarambheem, Asifabad, Mancherial, Peddapalli, JayashankarBhupalapally districts. (Population 28,29,615 Lakh) state. However, till date there is no concrete action coming forth either from the TSSED or the State government, he added. According to the proceedings issued by the APSSED, as per the rule 18 of the GO No 1 of 1994, from now on, school managements should make payment of salaries to the school staff through banks by ﬁrst of every month. Besides, they should also extend all other beneﬁts like gratuity, teacher’s provident funds, group insurance and others. That apart, as per Rule 20 of the same GO, every school should submit the Annual Administration Reports (AARs) for every ﬁnancial year by September 30, at the latest, along with audit reports with supporting documents certiﬁed by chartered accountant. Also, issue of identity cards to the staff working in the schools, submission of AARs to the competent authorities, the new proceedings of the APSSED also speciﬁed that all school managements should upload the fee being collected during the academic year 2017-18 and fee to be collected during the academic year 2018-19 on that school education department website. Continued on Page 4 Top priority to irrigation paying rich dividends KCR on track to usher in ‘Bangaru Telangana’ PATAN AFZAL BABU Hyderabad: The Telangana State government is inching closer towards achieving the goal of creating irrigation facility in one crore acres, by taking up 36 major and medium irrigation projects (some of them re-engineered and re-designed) and the revival of abandoned water bodies under the Mission Kakatiya. For the last four years, the government had to face many hurdles including persisting water-sharing disputes with Andhra Pradesh, clearances from the Centre for new proj- Taking steps to close Sterlite factory: EPS KERALA GOVT BANS PUBLIC MEETINGS Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Thursday that his government was taking all steps to close the Sterlite factory at Thoothukudi after 13 people were killed in protests against it. Palaniswami told the media that the AIADMK government was taking the legal route to ensure that the Sterlite Copper Smelter plant was shut down. The Chief Minister said power supply to the plant was discontinued following a direction from the state's pollution control board. He added that in April Sterlite approached the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to continue running the factory but the permission was denied. But the management got a favourable order from the National Green Tribunal. Kozhikode: With the death of one more patient who tested positive for Nipah virus (NiP) on Thursday morning, the disease has claimed 12 lives in Kerala, ofﬁcials said. The death of Moosa was conﬁrmed at a private hospital where he was being treated. Early this month, two of his sons and a relative also passed away. They were the ﬁrst cases of NiP that were reported last week. Meanwhile, though the incidence of patients coming for treatment with symptoms of NiP is on the decline, Kozhikode Collector U V Jose has banned till May 31 all public meetings and even training courses including tuitions to avoid assembly of people. The health department said on Thursday that a total of 160 sam- ects, land acquisition and the opposition parties’ conspiracy to check government efforts through court interferences in the execution of the projects works. Soon after coming to power on June 2, 2014, the Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao, with the able support of State Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao, accorded top priority to the irrigation sector. The government redesigned and re-engineered many projects taken up by the previous Congress dispensations in the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh. Continued on Page 4 Nipah claims one more life Relatives and hospital officials wear safety masks as they perform the last rites of V Moosa (61), a ‘Nipah’ virus victim, at Kannam Parambu graveyard, in Kozhikode, on Thursday ples were sent for testing to Pune. Of the 22 results that had come, 14 had tested positive. Meanwhile the authorities have come out with a protocol to be carried out when the last rites of victims of NiP are carried out. Continued on Page 4 Unions call for two-day bank strike from May 30 Mumbai: Employees and officers of various state-run banks have called for a two-day nationwide strike from May 30 to protest a nominal 2 per cent wage hike offered by the Indian Banks' Association (IBA). In the wage negotiation meeting held on May 5, 2018, IBA made a proposition to offer 2 per cent hike in the wage bill cost as on March 31, 2017. It also maintained that the negotiations on offi- cers demands would be restricted up to scale III officers only. "It is only because of provisions towards NPA that banks have booked losses, and for this, bank employees are not responsible," United Forum of Bank Unions’ convener Devidas Tuljapurkar told reporters here. He said in the last two-three years, bank employees have worked tirelessly for implementation of government initiatives such as Jan-Dhan, demonetisation, Mudra and Atal Pension Yojana, among others. "This has resulted into huge increase in their workloads," he said. In the last wage settlement, which was for the period November 1, 2012 to October 31, 2017, IBA had given a wage hike of 15 per cent. Bank employees have organised demonstrations on May 29 at State Bank of India main branch at Fort here. UFBU is an umbrella body of nine unions, including All India Bank Officers' Confederation (AIBOC), AIBEA and NOBW. PM accepts Kohli online ﬁtness challenge shuttler Saina Nehwal and actor Hrithik Roshan in the video, challenging them to post their own exercise videos. Kohli responded to it on Wednesday by posting a video of his gym training of doing 20 spider planks and carrying on the challenge by tagging three others -his actor wife Anushka Sharma, former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Modi. “Challenge accepted, Virat! I will be sharing my own #FitnessChallenge video soon,” Modi tweeted from his personal handle. PM Modi is known for his love for yoga and his government has, in the past four years, pulled out all the stops to celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21. The NaMo app has many 3D videos of the Prime Minister doing yoga asanas. The Fit India movement was initiated by PM Modi in March. He even talked about the movement in his Mann Ki Baat radio talk in April and released a 3D-animated video of himself depicting the 'Trikonasana' posture.
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