www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL TUESDAY 29 MAY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Scattered tstorms late Temp: Max.44°C. Min.29°C. Humidity: 25% Sunrise: 05:35 Sunset: 06:42 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H RAMZAN TIMINGS WINDOWS Iftar Saher (Tues) 6.51 pm Lack of info on colleges Wawrinka, Azarenka puts students in a tizzy shown the door (Wed) 4.10 am D P3 eputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari had advised students to verify the profile of the college including, faculty, intake, and facilities like laboratories, placements and etc., before giving their options in the TS EAMCET-2018. Will Power of Australia celebrates after winning the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, on Sunday CBSE Class X results today Hyderabad: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will announce the Class X results on Tuesday. The Union HRD Ministry’s Anil Swarup also tweeted that the Class X results of the CBSE will be declared at 4 PM on Tuesday. The results can be accessed at www.results.nic.in, www.cbseresults.nic.in, and www.cbse.nic.in. TN shuts Sterlite copper plant Chennai/Thoothukudi: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday issued orders closing the Sterlite copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi owned by the Vedanta Group, a week after 13 people were killed in police firing during protests against continued functioning of the unit. The order said it has been brought to the notice of the government that Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) did not renew the 'Consent to Operate' to the copper smelter plant. witzerland's 23rd seed Stan Wawrinka was knocked out in the first round of the French Open, losing 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 3-6 to Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at the French Open here on Monday. P12 PETROL PRICE `86 Talking with US on H1-B visas: Sushma New Delhi: India is talking with the US on the issue of H1-B and H4 visas, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. Addressing a press conference here, she said that the H4 visas were issued at India's request from 2015 when Barack Obama was the US President. H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India. S FUEL PRICES RISE FOR 15TH STRAIGHT DAY New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices across the country were raised for the 15th straight day on Monday with oil marketing companies (OMCs) passing on the increase in international fuel prices to the consumers. The latest rally has continued since the 19-day price freeze initiated by the OMCs before the Karnataka polls. Price of non-branded petrol in Delhi soared to Rs 78.27 per litre on Monday, the highest price recorded in Delhi’s history, and a 15 paise per litre hike over Sunday’s price. The previous high for petrol price in Delhi was Rs 76 per litre in September 2013 when crude oil prices were hovering around $108-115 per barrel. Similarly, diesel prices in the national capital soared to Rs 69.17 per litre, the highest recorded ever. Continued on P4 States can lower prices by `2.65: SBI report New Delhi: States can cut petrol prices by Rs 2.65 a litre and diesel prices by Rs 2 litre, an SBI research report said. This suggestion has come at a time when the OMCs hiked fuel prices for the 15th successive day on Monday. “Our analysis shows that at the current crude prices and extending our analysis to 19 states (overall consumption share is 93 per cent both in petrol and diesel), the states could have gained at least an additional Rs 18,728 crore of revenue/Rs 2,675 crore additional revenue over and above the budget estimates of states revenue for every $1/barrel increase in oil prices,’’ it said. Pradhan for bringing petrol under GST Bhubaneshwar: Asserting that the Union government is sensitive to the rising trend in fuel prices, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said that bringing petroleum products under the goods and services tax (GST) regime is one of the long-term solutions as part of the Centre’s holistic strategy to address the problem. “I have already categorically stated this issue several times. The present oil price hike is due to three main factors — hike in international price of crude, ﬂuctuation in dollar and Indian currency ratio and some of the tax issues are also there. For long-term solutions, government of India is planning for a holistic strategy. Bringing petroleum products within the ambit of GST is one among them. We are sensitive, let’s see how things are unfolding,” Pradhan told reporters. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao calls on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi on Monday KCR CUTS SHORT DELHI VISIT CM seeks Centre nod for TS zonal system OUR BUREAU Hyderabad/New Delhi: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao cut short his Delhi tour and returned to Hyderabad on Monday afternoon as the CM was not given appointment to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. KCR went to the national capital on Sunday on a three-day visit to prevail upon the Prime Minister and President Ram Nath Kovind on the creation of new zones and the long-pending issue of bifurcation of the High Court and other bifurcation-related issues pending before the Tourism gets boost in WHO THE HELL ARE YOU TS after bifurcation Tourist flow to tier-two cities on rise K CHANDRASEKHAR Hyderabad: The tier-two cities like Warangal and Karimnagar in the state have become hot favourites for domestic tourists as the number of tourists has gone up in these places after the formation of Telangana as a separate state. According to officials, the number of tourists has increased to tier-two cities like Warangal, Karimnagar and Khammam compared to Hyderabad, the state capital, which used to get more tourists in the past. As per the official ﬁgures, during the last two years the number of tourists thronging to Warangal has been on higher side. Over two crore tourists visited Warangal during the last four years. Karimnagar district was the second with more than one crore tourists followed by Mahbubnagar with over 90 Lakhs, Khammam with over 70 lakhs, and Nalgonda with 64 lakhs. The officials said that there are Mr Shah? Naidu spits fire on BJP chief for attack on AP govt OUR BUREAU a number of reasons for the increase in inﬂux of tourists to the districts. The state government’s decision to accord ‘state festival’ to the tribal conglomeration ‘Sammakka-Saralamma jatara’, different development activities at tourist sites and encouragement to temple tourism, Pushkaralu are some of the reasons for the increase in the number of tourists to districts. The government has been promoting temple tourism and allocated huge amount of money for the development of temples such as Yadadri, Vemulawada, Bhadradri Continued on P4 and others. Amaravati: Taking a serious exception to BJP national president Amit Shah's outburst against the TDP government, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday questioned the BJP leader's authority in saying that not even a single brick had been laid for Amaravati though the Centre had released Rs 2,500 crore and that no utilisation certiﬁcates had been sent to the Centre for the funds released thus far for various programmes. Naidu, speaking at the second day of the three-day Telugu Desam Party's conclave Mahanadau, wanted to know who was Amit Shah in the ﬁrst place to talk about state's ﬁnancial management and submission of utilisation certiﬁcates as it was a government to government affair. "In what ca- TDP chief asks Shah to explain for whom he is mobilising entire wealth of the country to Gujarat pacity is Shah asking for utilisation certiﬁcates from the state government? “Shah is president of a party and should do his work within the conﬁnes of the party," Naidu said and sought to know the justiﬁcation for Amit Shah’s outburst saying that Amaravati remained a non-starter though the Centre had done entire funding. "It has just released Rs 2,500 crore and makes a show that it had picked up the entire bill for Amaravati," Naidu said. He also disapproved of Shah saying that Amaravati masterplan was still in the ﬁles of the Singapore Consortium and said that time and again Shah was exceeding his brief as the president of a party. Naidu, disputing Shah's claim that no tenders had been called for Amaravati, said the process was already on for works of a value of Rs 24,000 crore. They comprised works related to buildings in an area of 45 lakh sq ft. "The masterplan for Amaravati was ﬁnalised quite a long ago and it is not in the ﬁles of the Singapore consortium," he said. Naidu reminded Shah that the state government had acquired 34,000 acres of land of a value of Rs 50,000 crore from the people for construction of the capital. Continued on P4 Centre. The PMO (Prime Minister Office) informed KCR that Modi was busy preparing to leave on foreign tour in the next 24 hours and all the appointments given earlier were cancelled. Modi will return to India in three days. As there is no option, the TRS supremo, accompanied by the party leaders, returned to Hyderabad immediately. Earlier, the Chief Minister called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and submitted a memorandum requesting him to consider the reorganisation of the zonal system in Telangana. Continued on P4 Principal Secy Goel’s son shot dead in Turkey OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Telangana Labour Department Principal Secretary Shashank Goel’s son Shubham Goel was reportedly killed by a group of armed robbers in Turkey. The 24-year-old victim along with his friend was on a holiday trip in Istanbul when the incident happened. Shubham was working as a software engineer in America. He came to India to attend a wedding ceremony in April last week. Before leaving for the US, he went to Turkey on a short holiday trip along with his friend Subhanshu. Reports say that Shubham and his friend were confronted by a group of armed robbers who demanded they hand over cash and other valuables they were carrying. Subhanshu gave all his belongings to the robbers. When Shubham refused to do so, the robbers attacked him and shot him dead. On receipt of news, the IAS official, Goel, immediately rushed to New Delhi. Monsoon will hit Kerala in 24 hrs: IMD; It already has: Skymet New Delhi: The Southwest Monsoon hit Kerala on Monday, marking the arrival of the rainy season in the country, private weather forecasting agency Skymet said. However, the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the country' official weather forecaster, in its 8.15-am bulletin said the monsoon would hit Kerala in the next 24 hours. "There are monsoon-like conditions over Kerala and we can say that the annual rainfall season has arrived," Skymet CEO Jatin Singh said. The Skymet, in its forecast, said that monsoon would hit the Kerala coast on May 28, while the IMD has made a prediction for its arrival on May 29. According to the IMD, if after May 10, 60 per cent of the available 14 stations --Minicoy, Amini, Thiruvananthapuram, Punalur, Kollam, Allapuzha, Kottayam, Kochi, Thrissur, Kozhikode, Thalassery, Kannur, Kudulu and Mangalore -- report rainfall of 2.5 mm or more for two consecutive days, the onset of monsoon over Kerala can be declared on the 2nd day. This is one of the main parameters for the declaring the arrival of monsoon. Besides this, the other parameters for the arrival of Monsoon should be that the westerly winds must be up to 15,000 feet above main sea level and outgoing long-wave radiation should be less than 200 wm-2 (watt per square metre). "The long-wave radiation is 140 wm-2. Rain for consecutive two days have been recorded in almost all weather stations and even the wind criteria has matched to safely say that the Monsoon has hit Kerela," said Mahesh Palwat, vice-president (Meteorology and Climate Change) of Skymet. Conditions are favourable for further advance of Southwest Monsoon into some parts of South Arabian Sea, remaining parts of Comorin? Maldives area, some parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, some more parts of South Bay of Bengal, remaining parts of Andaman Sea and Andaman and Nicobar Islands during the next 24 hours, the IMD said in its forecast. "The Monsoon is expected to hit Kerala in the next 24 hours," Mritunjay Mohapatra, Additional Director General, IMD said.
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