www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL FRIDAY 1 JUNE 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Tstorms early. Morning clouds Temp: Max.37°C. Min.29°C. Humidity: 10% Sunrise: 05:35 Sunset: 06:43 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Saher (Sat) 4.10 am C entral Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (Telangana State) Principal Commissioner B B Agarwal on Thursday said that the board is observing a special refund fortnight from May 31 to June 14 to facilitate quick processing and sanctioning of claims for GST refunds. P3 In this picture taken with low shutter speed, Muslim pilgrims walk around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the minor pilgrimage, known as Umrah, marking Ramzan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday No bids received for Air India stake sale New Delhi: The Union government has said no bids were received for the strategic disinvestment of Air India. The deadline for the submission of Expression of Interest ended on Thursday. "As informed by the Transaction Adviser, no response has been received for the Expression of Interest floated for the strategic disinvestment of Air India," the Civil Aviation Ministry said in a tweet. S P9 Is magistrate above SC ? New Delhi: The Supreme Court wondered whether a magisterial court was "above" it, after it came to know that a lower court in Mumbai has refused to release an accused on bail despite the top court granting him the relief. The peculiar situation arose before a bench when it was informed by the counsel for the accused that the trial court had refused to grant him the relief on the ground that the bail amount was not mentioned in SC order. S P7 o boost digital transformation of its enterprise clients, Infosys on Thursday launched a new Microsoft Cloud Business Unit, marking the strengthening of relationships between the two software majors. The new unit at Infosys will focus on the Cloud needs of enterprises. P9 Roadmap for farmers’ welfare KCR TO BRAINSTORM AGRI ISSUES AT JUNE 4 MEET OUR BUREAU GDP grows at 7.7% in Q4 New Delhi (Agencies): Showing signs of fully coming out of the shadows of demonetisation and GST, India's GDP for the fourth quarter of 2017-18 grew at 7.7 per cent, while for the full financial year 2017-18 it touched 6.7 per cent. With GDP growth clocking a 21-month high, India retained its fastest growing economy tag. The GDP growth during the third quarter of the fiscal was at 7 per cent. "GDP at 2011-12 prices in Q4 of financial year 2017-18 registered growth rate of 7.7 per cent as against 5.6 per cent, 6.3 per cent and 7 per cent respectively, in the first three quarters. T BYPOLLS SET PACE FOR 2019 UNITED OPPN UNSEATS BJP n Saffron party suffers shock defeats in UP, Maharashtra New Delhi: Ahead of next year's general elections, a united Opposition got a major boost on Thursday when it delivered a huge blow to the BJP, defeating it in the Kairana Lok Sabha byelection in Uttar Pradesh and Bhandara-Gondiya in Maharashtra while the saffron party managed to retain the Palghar parliamentary seat and win only one out of the 10 Assembly seats in 10 states. Out of the four Lok Sabha constituencies that voted on May 24, the Nagaland Lok Sabha constituency returned the candidate of the ruling Nagaland Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), a BJP ally, who defeated the Naga People's Front (NPF) candidate. The biggest shock for the BJP came from Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will announce a permanent roadmap for farmers’ welfare and strengthen the agriculture sector further at a major conference involving more than 3,000 officials of the Agriculture department to be organized on June 4 in Hyderabad. The meeting will also be attended by the representatives of Telangana Rythu Samanvaya Samithi, the nodal agency to oversee the farming activities in the state. The Chief Minister instructed all officials from the rank of mandal-level Agricultural Extension Officers (AEO) to district and state-level officials. KEJRI DIG AT MODI People missing ‘educated PM’ like Manmohan RLD’s Tabassum Hasan Kairana -- a seat the BJP won in 2014 -- where the Opposition had put up a common candidate. Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate Tabassum Hasan, supported by the Congress, the SP and the BSP, trounced the BJP's Mriganka Singh in Kairana in Uttar Pradesh by over 55,000 votes. Along with the Kairana reverse, the BJP also suffered the ignominy of losing the Noorpur Assembly seat to the Samajwadi Party in the byelection in Uttar Pradesh. Samajwadi candidate Naimul Hassan defeated BJP's Avani Singh by over 6,200 votes. Continued on Page 4 New Delhi: Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said people were missing an "educated prime minister" like Manmohan Singh. "People missing an educated PM like Dr Manmohan Singh- PM should be educated. Its dawning on people now that the PM should be educated," Kejriwal tweeted, posting a Wall Street Journal article on the falling rupee. Kejriwal and members of his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have earlier, too, questioned Modi's academic credentials and the authenticity of his degree. Continued on Page 4 Sudden rains lash parts of Hyd CM to deliberate on feedback on Rythu Bandhu scheme from over 300 agriculture employees, besides seeking suggestions on the proposed insurance scheme for the farming community at the jumbo meeting In the meeting, the CM and ofﬁcials will discuss extensively the hurdles encountered in the implementation of Rythu Bandhu scheme under which cheques were distributed to more than 58 lakh farmers and prepare a per- Prasad sees key role for BJP in AP, TS after 2019 polls n Centre treats all states equally, says Union minister OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The ruling TRS in Telangana and Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh have to watch out for BJP strategies in the 2019 general election. If words of senior leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad are any indication, saffron party is eyeing both the Telugu states and would leave no stone unturned to gain the conﬁdence of the people. Prasad said they have a role to play in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh after the next Lok Sabha elections. The Union minister was in Hyderabad as part of NDA government's campaign to highlight its achievements and initiatives MAHESH AVADHUTHA Hyderabad: With pathbreaking schemes, innovative measures and decent budget allocations during the past four years, the 29th state in the country is on the path to ‘Arogya Telangana’ (Healthy Telangana) as envis- main drawbacks for the state hospitals across the state was lack of infrastructure and facilities, latest equipment and machinery, hygienic and clean surroundings to name a few. The corporate and private hospitals outscored the state hospitals on this front in the state capital and tier-2 cities and hence the footfall was observed to be high. To set right anomalies, the Telangana government focused on infrastructure and ambience at all major hospitals across the state. Modernization and facili- ties improvement like new beds, furniture and stands were done right from sub-centres to teaching hospitals. Also, the number of beds in hospitals in the state was increased by 3000 in the last four years. Coloured bedsheets (pink and white) are being changed every day on hospitals to stop spread of any infection and ensure hygiene. With various steps undertaken in the last four years, patients’ inﬂow in government hospitals increased by 23 per cent. Continued on Page 4 Himachal Pradesh, northeastern state of Tripura, where it had little presence earlier and securing highest number of seats in Karnataka was a testimony to it. Continued on Page 4 Mega drive to ﬁll 18,428 police posts Hyderabad: Ahead of Telangana Formation Day on Saturday, the state government on Thursday issued a mega job notification to fill over 18,000 posts in the Police department. According to the notifications issued by the Telangana State-level Police Recruitment Board, 18,428 posts, including Sub-Inspectors, constables, and wardens would be recruited. The applications will be accepted only online through their website ‘www.tslprb.in’ TS on path to Arogya Telangana aged by its Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. Under the stewardship of Health Minister Laxma Reddy, who himself is a doctor, the Medical and Health department is on a mission to instill conﬁdence and belief among its citizens to visit the state hospitals and primary health centres. As KCR reiterated on many occasions in the past, the government health sector was deliberately neglected for the last few decades giving scope to private and corporate hospitals to mint money. The across the country coinciding with the completion of four-year rule the NDA. Ravi Shankar Prasad said the BJP has become a pan-India party and won Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Citizens were caught by surprise with sudden pre-monsoon showers that lashed parts of the city on Thursday. Thunderstorm along with gusty winds followed by rains brought much needed relief to the public from the tormenting heat. The weather in Hyderabad radically changed by evening on Thursday, with the Hyderabad skyline suddenly becoming overcast. Continued on Page 4 KCR’s initiatives instill trust in govt hospitals manent mechanism for the scheme. KCR will seek feedback from the officials the utilisation of money given to the farmers under the crop investment support scheme. The issue of whether farmers spend the money on farming activity in the ensuing kharif season will be analysed thoroughly at the meeting. All the mandal and districtlevel officials were asked to submit reports on the status of Rythu Bandhu in their respective jurisdictions. The Chief Minister will also seek suggestions to ﬁnalise modalities for the proposed insurance scheme meant for the whole farming community. The scheme will come into effect from August 15. Based on the outcome of the meeting, officials said the Chief Minister will ﬁnalise a roadmap in the meeting to strengthen the agriculture sector and make farming a proﬁtable profession. Continued on Page 4 N Shiva Kumar Meru Iftar (Fri) 6.53 pm GST refund drive Infosys launches new launched in State Microsoft Cloud Business Unit N Shiva Kumar Meru RAMZAN TIMINGS WINDOWS Public faith in govt hospitals improving from June 9 to June 30. The candidates are advised to visit the website for detailed notification. The Sub-Inspector applicants belonging to OCs/BCs will have to pay a fee of Rs 1000, and SCs/STs will have to pay a fee of Rs 500 towards application processing and examinations, and for the remaining post applicants belonging to OCs/BCs will have to pay a fee of Rs 800, and SCs/STs will have to pay a fee of Rs 400 should be paid at Mee Seva (e-Seva) / TS Online / AP Online centres. Continued on Page 4 Flow of out-patients, in-patients up Coverage increased for Arogyasri Also, in Employee and Journalist Health Schemes Four new govt medical colleges come up in state Improved Global Health Indicators like IMR and MMR Infra and ambience improved in govt hospitals N Significant rise in institutional deliveries in govt hospitals
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