www.thehansindia.com SUNDAY 3 JUNE 2018 WARANGAL | PAGES 36 | `5.00 RAMZAN TIMINGS BE THE HEROINE, NOT THE VICTIM Iftar Saher (Sun) 6.53 pm (Mon) 4.09 am H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H TELANGANA LEADS INDIA Rest of the nation looking at us for inspiration: KCR OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Expressing immense satisfaction over the progress achieved in various sectors in the state, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday said Telangana has become a role model for the rest of the nation to emulate. "This is a proud moment for all of us. Our focused approach on various sectors of economy in the last four years, we are on course to fulﬁll the dream of ushering in Bangaru Telangana," the Chief Minister staid, kick-starting Telangana Formation Day celebrations at Parade Grounds in Secunderabad here. KCR, in his address after inspecting a guard of honor, said he was happy that Telangana had accomplished many successes and made rapid strides in a number of areas. "By launching and implementing one-ofits-kind initiatives, Telangana has become an inspiration for other states. The fact that government higher-ups and top officials of other states visiting our AGAIN, RYOTS COME FIRST FOR KCR Agri officials to guide farmers on crop pattern OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: After launching the Rythu Bandhu scheme, the KCR government is all set to unveil another gigantic programme for the beneﬁt of the farming community in Telangana. The government will launch a mass contact programme of agriculture officials meeting farmers in every village educating them on various aspects of farming and mechanization from August 15. The insurance scheme for all farmers with Rs 5 lakh risk coverage will also take off on the same day. At a review meeting on the arrangements made for the meeting with all agriculture officials on June 4 in the city, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao instructed the officials to organize village-level meetings with farmers and ﬁnd out difficulties faced Continued on P4 by them in farming. PRC told to study pay structure of govt staff TS defers announcement of IR for employees OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Saturday issued terms Of reference (ToR) to the First Pay Revision Commission (PRC) to study the structure of existing emoluments and the conditions of services of various categories of employees working in various government wings. The Commission will have to submit its report and recommendations for the revision of pay structure to the government before August 15. All the employees organisations, pensioners’ associations and individuals of the government, local bodies, including Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas, aided institutions, all universities of Telangana are requested to submit their representations, memoranda, etc, on any of their grievances falling within the purview of ToR on or before June 30 to the three-member Commission headed by retired IAS Continued on P4 official CR Biswal. ‘Will rally regional parties to oust BJP’ Amaravati: The Telugu Desam Party will soon be stepping up efforts to ensure that an alliance of regional parties will take shape to emerge as an alternative to the BJP. The outcome of the recent by elections in which the BJP had suffered reverses has come as a shot in the arm for TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu to make the necessary moves for the regional parties to come together. Naidu's decision comes in the wake a resolution adopted at the recently held Mahanadu where the party wanted him to play a crucial role at the centre to keep the BJP at the bay after 2019 elections. Continued on P4 Modi greets TS on Formation Day state and showing a keen interest in our schemes and then deciding to explore the same model in their state speaks volumes," he stressed. In his 35-minute address, KCR highlighted several important programmes, initiatives of his government since assuming power in 2014 besides announcing implementation date for two new schemes. KCR set muhurat as August 15 for launching the farmers’ insurance scheme and eye-screening tests for all citizens in the state. He said that in case of death of any farmer in Telangana, the respective family would be given Rs 5 lakh insurance within 10 days. Authorities have been told to include nominee name, as wished by farmer, and this process would start soon, he added. Nearly 18 lakh small farmers, with a farm land of one acre and below, are resorting to extreme steps making difficult for family to make ends meet. This scheme would ensure ﬁnancial security to such families, he said. The CM spoke about his government's commitment to restore and give new lease of life to agricultural sector in the state. Loan waiver scheme, 24-hours power supply, timely distribution of seeds and fertilizers, subsidies for polyhouse, mechanisation, drip irrigation, construction of godowns, exemption of MV (motor vehicles) tax on agriculture tractors etc. are some initiatives in this direction, CM added. Continued on P4 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sent his greetings to the people of Telangana over Twitter as Saturday marks the day when the state would complete four years of its formation after being carved out from Andhra Pradesh in 2014. "On the Formation Day, my best wishes to the people of Telangana. May the dreams and aspirations of the people of the state be fulfilled in the years to come." the PM tweeted. Modi also expressed his wishes for the people of Andhra Pradesh. "Greetings to my sisters and brothers of Andhra Pradesh. I pray for the good health and prosperity of the people of the state," the Prime Minister said in another tweet. Orchid named after PM Modi Singapore: An orchid was named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commemorate his visit to the National Orchid Garden of Singapore on Saturday. The orchid, located within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, was named Dendrobrium Narendra Modi to mark Prime Minister's visit. It is the only tropical garden to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ministry of External Affairs tweeted, "Dendrobrium Narendra Modi - an orchid named after PM @narendramodi on the occasion of his visit to the National Orchid Garden in Singapore. A strong and robust tropical orchid which produces upright inﬂorences up to 38 cm long with 14-20 wellarranged ﬂowers." The Prime Minister, who is on the last leg of his ﬁve-day, three-nation visit to Indonesia Malaysia and Singapore, earlier today, visited Sri Mariamman Temple, which is oldest Hindu temple of the Southeast Asian country.
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