www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL TUESDAY 12 JUNE 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.30°C. Min.15°C. Humidity: 31% Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 06:10 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H RAMZAN TIMINGS WINDOWS Iftar Saher (Tue) 6.55 pm Meira flays KCR for reneging Kia Motors to make EVs, on Dalit CM promise hybrid cars at AP plant (Wed) 4.10 am F P3 ormer Lok Sabha Speaker and Congress leader Meira Kumar has charged the TRS government with murdering the Constitution in Telangana. She said CM KCR failed in fulfilling the promise of making a Dalit leader as first CM of Telangana after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. S outh Korean automaker Kia plans to roll out electric and hybrid vehicles from its upcoming plant at Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh and is targeting to launch an electric vehicle in India by 2021, said a top company official. MOTHER OF ALL SUMMITS Nirav Modi flees to UK seeking political asylum! Vajpayee undergoes dialysis at AIIMS New Delhi: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was admitted to AIIMS on Monday following complaints of lower respiratory tract infection and kidney issues and was undergoing dialysis, hospital sources said. "He was admitted with complaints of lower respiratory tract infection and kidney issues. He is in the ICU and undergoing dialysis," a source at the AIIMS said. A team of doctors under the supervision of AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria were attending to the nonagenarian leader. A host of leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the BJP patriarch at the hospital. Democracy not possible without Opposition: Shah Piyush rules out rlys privatisation New Delhi: Putting all speculations to rest, Union minister Piyush Goyal on Monday ruled out the possibility of privatising the Indian Railways. “There is no move now and will never be towards privatisation of Railways,” the Railway Minister said while addressing a press conference on the achievements of his ministry in the past four years. His clariﬁcation came after the railway unions raised concern over the national trans- porter being handed over to private entities after the railways sought foreign investment in areas such as technological upgradation and modernisation. Goyal, who addressed the regional media in 12 cities simultaneously through video-conferencing, also said that concerns over the government’s ambitious bullet train project would be soon resolved and that the project was on track. Continued on P4 New Delhi: Nirav Modi, who is at the centre of a money laundering case linked to over USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank fraud, has ﬂed to the UK where the absconding diamantaire sought asylum claiming "political persecution" back home, according to a media report on Monday. Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi are being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate for allegedly cheating the PNB, the country's second largest lender, to the tune of more than USD 2 billion. The duo and others are also being probed by other central agencies after the fraud came to light this year following a complaint by the PNB that they allegedly cheated the nationalised bank to the tune of over Rs 13,000 crore, with the purported involvement of a few employees of the bank. Both Nirav Modi and Choski are said to have left the country before criminal cases were lodged against them. Continued on P4 Raipur (PTI): BJP chief Amit Shah asserted that the opposition has a key role in a democracy and said his party's slogan of "Congressfree India" means freeing the country of that party's "culture". S P7 An end to N-crisis? Singapore: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet in Singapore on Tuesday morning for a historic summit - billed as the mother of all summits - to solve arguably the world’s most seething nuclear crisis. The summit, which was almost scrapped by a mercurial Trump last month, comes after a ﬂurry of diplomatic activities and barrage of invective and insults traded between the US President and an equally aggressive Kim. It is anybody's guess whether Trump will be able to convince Kim to give up his nuclear arsenal, which the leader of the isolated country has built to nuke the US from who it fears an invasion. Both leaders are in Singapore, ﬂocked by thousands of journalists from the world. This will be the ﬁrst time a US President will meet any Pyongyang leader. The US says its discussions with North Korea were moving "more quickly than expected" ahead of the summit in Singapore. The preliminary talks be- PM’s Mudra scheme a hit in Telangana PATAN AFZAL BABU AP to get India’s first lithium ion cell plant Hyderabad: In a development which will give further boost to the electronics and mobile manufacturing industry in Andhra Pradesh, Munoth Industries Limited is setting up the country’s first lithium ion cell production unit in the temple town of Tirupati, with an investment of Rs 800 crore. The manufacturing facility for which foundation stone is scheduled to be laid in the first week of July, will come up in three phases. P4 Photo courtesy: ww.shethepeople.tv Army women mountaineers do Yoga at 19,022 feet Uttarkashi (PTI): In a fitting message ahead of the International Yoga Day, a team of nine women officers of the Indian Army scaled Bhagirathi-II peak in Uttarakhand and performed yoga at a height of 19,022 ft on way to the summit. Colonel Omender K Pawar, under whose guidance the mountaineering expedition was carried out, claimed it was a record in itself as the team consisting of nine women officers did not just summit the peak on May 29 but also performed yoga at the camp at a height of 19,022 feet. They set a new world record of performing Yoga at the highest alti- tude, breaking the previous World record of Yoga at 18,800ft in Siachen Glacier area (as per Limca Book of Records) which also stands in the name of the Indian Army, Col Pawar said. He claimed it was the ﬁrstever team of women doing yoga at such an altitude anywhere in the world. Hyderabad: At a time when the Telangana government is struggling hard to extend ﬁnancial assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs under various state sponsored self-employment schemes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet scheme Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) loan scheme has become a big hit in Telangana. The Telangana state has surpassed its target under the PMMY in the disbursement of loans to the beneﬁciaries in 2017-18. As against the target of Rs 5,070 crore, the Union government extended loans to the tune of Rs 5,470 crore to 7.57 lakh budding entrepreneurs through the banks in the state registering 107 per cent achievement of the target. Under the BJP-led NDA government’s flagship programme - PMMY, the beneficiaries are being extended loans up to Rs 10 lakh. Modi’s government has established an exclusive agency called as MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Ltd) to oversee the implementation of the scheme in coordination with the financial institutions at gross root level. Continued on P4 Pencil lead is his canvas ADEPU MAHENDER Uday with Vajra Record certiﬁcate Khammam: Here is a selftaught micro artist hailing from a rural backdrop who has his eyes ﬁrmly set on Guinness Book of World Records. Carving fragile pencil leads into miniature art forms is Sangisetti Uday Kumar’s forte. What began as a make-do idea to gift a friend has become an inseparable passion for Uday. It was in 2014, he wanted to gift something to one of his friend who was celebrating his birthday. With no P9 money in his pocket to buy a gift, Uday was desperate and then he found a way. He took a pencil and carved the letter ‘P’ on its lead and gifted it to his friend. The carving which evoked overwhelming response from his friends drove him to focus on the art form. Speaking to The Hans India, Uday said: “During my PG days, once I went to NTR Garden where I saw an artist sketching portraits with pencil on thick drawing sheets. It was awe-inspiring. It generated a lot of interest – why not I master in something special? Thereafter, I picked up interest to etch ﬁgures on pencil tips.” It needs a lot of patience as the pencil leads are so fragile. It takes me two to three hours to etch a ﬁgure. I also write names on 0.7 mm mechanical pencil leads, the 25-year-old Uday, who is now working with a multinational company (MNC) in Hyderabad, said. Now he has a collection of 50-odd carvings on normal pencil leads and over 500 names etched on mechanical leads. Continued on P4 tween officials were taking place ahead of the highly anticipated ﬁrst meeting, the BBC reported. The White House confirmed that Trump and Kim will hold a one-on-one meeting at 9 am (local time), with only translators present. The summit is set to kick off with a handshake between them. Trump will leave Singapore that same evening. Earlier, North Korean state media talked about a "new relationship" with the US. And the US has said it will offer North Korea a "unique" security assurance in return for denuclearization, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He insisted that the US would accept nothing less than complete denuclearization. Some experts have described the upcoming meeting as "symbolic". The North has vowed to completely denuclearize the Korean peninsula and already razed its nuclear site. Continued on P4 Govt move to train ‘quacks’ irks docs Doctors warn govt against short-cut methods to overcome staff crunch Junior doctors protesting in Nizamabad against training programme for RMPs, PMPs MAHESH AVADHUTHA Hyderabad: The fresh move by the Telangana State Paramedical Board to impart training to registered and private medical practitioners, commonly known as RMPs and PMPs, is leading to a fresh row with government and private doctors opposing the move tooth and nail. The Indian Medical Association (IMA)-Telangana unit, Telangana Government Doctors’ Association and Junior Doctors Association are asking the government to drop the move saying that public health will be at a risk. Doctors are opposing the very concept of training practitioners and certifying them as professionals after a one-year course. It may be mentioned here that this training concept was started in 2009 during former CM Y S Rajashekar Reddy's period in the combined state of Andhra Pradesh. The paramedical board then conducted training for a few months for RMPs from various districts, but this initiative came to unexpected halt in early 2010 and the uncertain political situation in the state pushed the same into cold storage for several years. Continued on P4
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