www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL WEDNESDAY 13 JUNE 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Strong thunderstorms. More clouds than sun Temp: Max.34°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 57% Sunrise: 05:35 Sunset: 06:47 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H RAMZAN TIMINGS WINDOWS Iftar Saher (Wed) 6.56 pm Historic Domakonda Fort Telangana not okay with in legal tangles GST on fuel, liquor: Eatala (Thu) 4.09 am T P3 he glory of Domakonda Fort that lost in the mists of time up till actor Ram Charan Teja wedded Upasana, granddaughter of Kamineni Umapathy Rao, one of the heirs apparent of the fort, in 2012, is back in news again, albeit for wrong reasons. Caste equations Vajpayee responding to treatment New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, undergoing treatment for urinary tract infection at the AIIMS here, is responding well and his vital parameters are stable, hospital officials said on Tuesday. Vajpayee was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Monday. Bhaiyyuji Maharaj shoots himself dead Indore: Bhaiyyuji Maharaj, a Madhya Pradesh-based spiritual guru who had prominent followers from different political parties, committed suicide on Tuesday by shooting himself at his residence. S P7 delay TPCC revamp MANY SENIOR LEADERS IN RACE FOR TOP POSTS OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Appointing new office-bearers to the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee is getting delayed as the high command is trying to balance the caste equations and aspirations of senior leaders in the selection of the candidates. The central leadership of the Congress has rejected a list that was sent by the PCC and they have taken over the responsibility of selecting the names. The exercise may take a few days more and the new executive may be announced thereafter. According to sources, the high command, which is quite serious about the party affairs in Telangana, has decided to control the state unit activities directly and would come out with some surprising decisions. Along with the change of incharge, it may go in for complete overhauling of the PCC to make it more dynamic in the state pol- itics and this has been delaying the announcement of the officebearers of the Telangana Congress. Announcement of new office-bearers of the TS Congress is due since the takeover of Rahul Gandhi as president of the AICC. He has issued orders continuing N Uttam Kumar Reddy as president of the PCC but did not take decision on the office-bearers. Though party leaders expected that it would be announced in the ﬁrst week of March, the AICC has held it back. Senior leaders of the AICC have been working on the new team for the PCC and trying various combinations. Senior leaders of the party said that the high command wants a balance in the caste equations and the new team should be acceptable to all as much as possible. It did not want that the PCC is dominated by a particular section or group. Continued on P4 T elangana Finance Minister Eatala Rajender on Tuesday said the State would suffer huge financial losses if the Centre brings petrol and diesel under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST). The historic summit TRUMP, KIM AGREE ON DENUCLEARISATION Singapore: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pledged to completely denuclearize the Korean Peninsula in exchange for security guarantees for Pyongyang during their landmark summit here on Tuesday, ushering in the start of a new era that could break a cycle of nuclear brinkmanship and stave off a military confrontation. "Chairman Kim has before him an opportunity like no other to be remembered as the leader who ushered in a glorious new era of prosperity for his people," Trump said at a news conference in Singapore following more than four hours of talks with Kim. "He reaffirmed his unwavering commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," the US leader said, adding that Kim also agreed to destroy a missile site in North Korea. "We're ready to write a new chapter between our nations." In fact, the handshake of the two leaders was historic. President Trump touted his unprecedented meeting with Kim Jong Un as a breakthrough that would ease decades of tensions that have made the Korean Peninsula one of the most dan- THE KEY TAKES S The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new USDPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity S The US and the DPRK will join their eﬀorts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula S Reaﬃrming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula S The US and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identiﬁed The 13-second handshake E arlier at the day’s start, the choreographers and protocol teams did their work: both men emerged pretty much on cue, having left their respective hotels within minutes of each other, at the scheduled time of 9am from opposite porticos at the Capella Singapore hotel to engage in a ﬁrst handshake timed at 13 seconds. It wasn’t on the battling alpha male Richter scale that characterized Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron’s’ ﬁrst greeting, but it was hearty. Trump put his hand out ﬁrst, Kim following his lead. Trump grasped Kim’s right arm, and then, later, took hold of Kim’s left arm as they turned to face photographers. ISRO to transfer Li-ion tech for `1 cr Bengaluru: Indian space agency ISRO on Tuesday announced that it has decided to transfer its own lithium ion cell technology to Indian industry on a non-exclusive basis for usage in automobiles for Rs 1 crore. In a statement, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said the initiative will accelerate the development of indigenous electric vehicle industry. The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) located in Kerala will transfer the lithium ion cell technology to the successful Indian industries/start-ups on non-exclusive basis to establish production facilities in the country that can produce cells of varying size, capacity, energy density and power density catering to the P9 entire spectrum of power storage requirements, ISRO said. According to ISRO, the request for qualiﬁcation (RFQ) will be issued from Wednesday for a price of Rs 25,000 and a security deposit of Rs 400,000 has to be paid along with the application. The RFQ contains a brief description of qualiﬁcation process & technology transfer process, instructions to applicants, eligibility criteria, timelines and various forms for submitting RFQ. Interested applicants shall attend a pre-application conference scheduled on July 13. All queries or request for additional information concerning the RFQ shall be attended only in the preapplication conference, the space agency said. gerous places on Earth. "We're prepared to start a new history, and we're ready to write a new chapter," a relaxed and triumphant Trump said at a news conference after the one-day summit in Singapore. He called the outcome a "ﬁrst, bold step for a brighter future." "The world will see a major change," Kim had declared as the two men stood side-by-side in front of a phalanx of US and North Korean ﬂags. Continued on P4 Transport wing to test AI Initially, the new tech will address grievances and queries on driving licences, RC books PATAN AFZAL BABU Hyderabad: On the lines of developed European nations, Telangana state government is set to adopt AI (artiﬁcial intelligence) technology in delivering citizen services in all important departments in a phased manner. As a ﬁrst, the AI technology will be introduced in the Transport department. The Transport department aims to reduce human role in delivering services offered by the government in a more transpar- ent way. State Information Technology department has been entrusted to take up a pilot project on using artiﬁcial intelligence in the Transport department. In the recent months, AI technology has been the buzzword in US, Germany, Canada and UK where the respective governments adopted the new technology to reduce human interference in delivering services. These countries were already using artiﬁcial intelligence for traffic management round-the-clock. Continued on P4
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