www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Scattered tstorms late. Overcast Temp: Max.40°C. Min.31°C. Humidity: 26% Sunrise: 05:35 Sunset: 06:45 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H RAMZAN TIMINGS WINDOWS Iftar Saher (Wed) 6.54 pm Scrap PPA with Chhattisgarh: High fuel prices take Congress to govt toll on services sector (Thu) 4.09 am D Beware of excess luggage on train New Delhi (PTI): Just like air travel, now beware of carrying excess luggage while travelling in trains as well. As a result of numerous complaints regarding excess baggage being towed into train compartments, the Indian Railways has decided to strictly enforce its overthree-decades-old baggage allowance rules, which will see passengers paying up to six times the stipulated amount as penalty, if caught travelling with overweight luggage, an official said on Tuesday. SUNANDA DEATH CASE Tharoor summoned as accused by court New Delhi (PTI): Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was on Tuesday summoned by a city court on July 7 as an accused in the Sunanda Pushkar death case after it took cognisance of the police charge sheet in which he was charged with abetting the suicide of his wife. S P4 P3 eputy floor leader of Congress in Legislative Council Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy on Tuesday demanded the government to cancel the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Chhattisgarh if it wants to hike the power purchase price T he country’s services sector activity contracted for the first time in three months in May as new business orders stagnated and cost pressures intensified amid higher fuel prices, said a monthly survey Revenue windfall for State Rising beer, petro prices bring in additional tax PATAN AFZAL BABU Hyderabad: Steep growth in tax collections, revenues from after hike in liquor and fuel prices in May this year has come as a major relief for the Telangana government, which is struggling hard to meet the ﬁnancial needs post the launch of Rythu Bandhu and Farmer Insurance Scheme. The two schemes have put additional burden on state exchequer of the order of a staggering Rs 14,000 crore. State Excise Department registered 27.14 per cent growth and Commercial Taxes department reported 16.48 per cent growth in tax collections. The T State has earned Rs 800 crore more in May when compared to the corre- sponding month last year. Officials said increased beer prices and skyrocketing prices of petrol and diesel prices helped ﬁll the coffers with more money. According to the official ﬁgures, the total revenue generated On not clearing NEET, girl jumps to death OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Depressed over the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 results, an 18year-old girl, who scored 95 per cent marks in her class XII and but was unable to get a seat in medical course due to poor NEET score, committed suicide by jumping from a 10-storeyed commercial complex in Abids here on Tuesday. The victim has been identiﬁed as Jaslin Kaur, daughter of a businessman. Her family lives in Barkatpura under Kacheguda police station limits. She pursued her Intermediate from Sri Chaitanya Junior College, Narayanaguda, and underwent coaching for NEET during the last academic year. Continued on P4 from liquor sales was Rs 1,938 crore as against Rs 1,524 crore earned in May last year. The increase of beer price which came into effect in May third week and the huge sale of chilled beverage in the hot summer generated CANTONMENT ROADS Gen Rawat, Army top brass consulted before opening New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat and top brass of the force were consulted before the government decided to allow civilian access to roads in military cantonments across the country. The minister was speaking in the backdrop of a countrywide signature campaign against the government decision launched by wives of Army Continued on P4 officers. more than Rs 400 crore. “The growth in revenues from liquor sales is phenomenal in May this year. Government is expecting the same trend to continue in the coming months also,” a senior ofﬁcial of state Commercial Taxes department said. Similarly, constant hike in fuel prices and streamlining tax collections under single tax structure- GST (Goods and Service Tax) in the second month of 2018-19 ﬁnancial year rescued the state from ﬁnancial stress. The total tax collections from VAT on petro products and the GST was Rs 3,381 crore in the last month. It was only Rs 2,903 crore in the corresponding month last year. Continued on P4 P9 PROMOTIONS TO SC/ST STAFF OKAYED Follow rule of law, SC directs Centre New Delhi (PTI): In a major relief to the Centre, the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed it to go ahead with reservation in promotion for employees belonging to the SC and ST category in “accordance with law”. The top court took into account the Centre’s submissions that entire process of promotion has come to a “standstill” due to the orders passed by various high courts and the apex court had also ordered for “status quo” in a similar matter in 2015. A vacation bench of justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and Ashok Bhushan said that the Centre was not “debarred” from making promotions in accordance with law in the matter. “It is made clear that All RTC staff on strike from June 11 OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The strike by TSRTC employees from June 11 is likely to be total with Telangana RTC JAC of eight unions deciding to support the strike call given by the recognised Union TMU. The JAC leaders found fault with the TMU leaders declaring that they would go on strike without consulting the other workers unions in the RTC. JAC convener E Raji Reddy said, it was not proper for the TMU leaders to say that there was no need for a JAC. He said, keeping in mind the in- JAC OF EIGHT UNIONS EXTENDS SUPPORT terests of the workers, the JAC has decided to support the strike call. However, he found fault with the unilateral decision of TMU leaders to declare strike date. The workers would go for strike against the negligent attitude of Oil of jack fruit seeds can prevent lung, cervical cancer VK LAKSHMI GAYATRI Visakhapatnam: A research scholar of Andhra University, after a ﬁve and half years work, succeeded in isolating a compound from the oil extracted from jack fruit seeds to prevent lung and cervical cancers. The biochemistry scholar N Sirisha selected ﬁve different species of jack fruit (Artocarpus) seeds in Kaviti and Sompeta in Srikakulam district and began her work to isolate Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME) of jack fruit seeds. Vice Chancellor Andhra University G Nageswar presenting PhD to Nagala Sirisha in Visakhapatnam “I extracted the oil from jack fruit seeds. In the seeds, fat content is very less but I extracted it using soxhalation technique and collected oil for experimental analysis. During the lipid, photochemical, antioxidant analyses, I could notice the oil’s antimicrobial property and isolated the compound,” she said, sharing her the Union of India is not debarred from making promotions in accordance with law, subject to further orders, pending further consideration of the matter,” the bench said. The government said there were separate verdicts by the high courts of Delhi, Bombay and Punjab and Haryana on the issue of reservation in promotion to SC/ST employees and the apex court had also passed different orders on appeals ﬁled against those judgement. “We will say you (Centre) can go ahead with promotion in accordance with law,” the bench told Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Maninder Singh, representing the Centre. Continued on P4 experiences in her research with The Hans India. “Fatty acid proﬁle plays a vital role in biological properties and they are useful for further advanced research. The seed oil contains a healthy mixture of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids when compared with other seed oils,” she added. With the successful output she selected one of the species Artocarpus integer which shows highest activity of anti-inﬂammatory and anticancer activities. She further continued research for A5 49 and Hela cancer cell lines activities. “The Artocarpus integer showed cytotoxic effect on cancer cell lines and my research supports the traditional usage of Artocarpus integer seed oil of fatty methyl ester compounds recommended for the use as therapeutic drug,” she said. With the guidance of the Prof TRaghava Rao, I have done enough research to prove that seed oil prevents the cancers for which I got PhD degree. I wish to continue research further, if the government provides necessary support,” Sirisha said. the management from June 11. The JAC leader said that the government should decrease the diesel burden on the Corporation and provide minimum salary of Rs 24,000 to the staff. The diesel prices have increased several times but the government has not allowed the corporation to increase the fares leading to losses, he said. He said that the workers would protest with red badges at depot offices on June 7. Later, on June 8, 9 and 10, there would be awareness campaign on educating the workers on the need for going Continued on P4 on strike. HC okays sale of AgriGold assets by AP govt Hyderabad: In an interesting development related to scam-tainted AgriGold company, the High Court at Hyderabad on Tuesday accepted the proposal of the Andhra Pradesh state government to conduct sale of AgriGold properties in the state through district level committees comprising district collector, district registrar and yet to be ﬁnalised member who could be from judicial side. S P3
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