www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL THURSDAY 14 JUNE 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: More sun than clouds Temp: Max.37°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 45% Sunrise: 05:35 Sunset: 06:47 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H RAMZAN TIMINGS WINDOWS Iftar Saher (Thu) 6.57 pm Harish Rao promises potable CarZ opens outlet water to all villages by Dasara in Ahmedabad (Fri) 4.09 am I State’s fitness priority, HDK to PM Bengaluru (PTI): Responding to the fitness challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said he was more concerned about "developing fitness" of the state and sought his support for it. "Dear @narendramodi ji I am honoured & thank U very much for d concern about my health I believe physical fitness is imptnt for all & supportd cause," Kumaraswamy said in a tweet on his official Twitter handle @CMofKarnataka. S P7 Cabinet nod for `24k cr FDI in HDFC Bank New Delhi: The central government on Wednesday approved the proposal of HDFC Bank to raise additional capital Rs 24,000 crore by selling equity to foreign investors to fund its business growth. This includes premium, over and above the previous approved limit of Rs 10,000 crore, that the composite foreign shareholding in the bank should not exceed 74 per cent of the enhanced paid-up equity share capital of the bank, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said after the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. S P9 Vajpayee better New Delhi: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS hospital on Monday morning for a urinary tract infection, is likely to make a full recovery soon. In an update on the 93-year-old former PM's health, the director of AIIMS said he has shown significant improvement in the last two days. "His kidney function is normal and his urine output is nearly normal now. The infection is under control and the blood pressure, respiratory function and hearty rate are normal. They are being maintained without any support," Randeep Guleria, AIIMS Director, said. rrigation Minister T Harish Rao on Wednesday stated that within three months, every village in Patancheru constituency would get potable water through Mission Bhagiratha. P3 C arZ, a multi-brand car repair company has opened its first franchisee owned automated centre in Ahmedabad, Gujarat under its strategic partnership with Shree Shubh Labh Auto Services. P9 Four BSF troopers killed in Pak firing GOVT OFFICES TO SHUN PLASTIC LET’S BREATHE EASY OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Anything but plastic. This is what the state government has in mind. Just a day after Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K T Rama Rao instructed all commissioners across the state to curb plastic, Municipal Administration Principal Secretary Arvind Kumar on Wednesday issued guidelines for limiting plastic usage in all urban local bodies (ULBs) in the state with immediate effect. The directions are clear. In a letter addressed to all the heads of the departments, the principal secretary directed them to strictly implement the ban on using plastic in government offices. In a strongly worded letter, the officials were instructed to make sure that the use of plastic items, including water bottles, plastic under 50 microns and other single use plastic items in their offices should be stopped and replaced with eco-friendly products. The ubiquitous plastic bottles should be replaced by steel or ceramic glasses at all urban local bodies. The officials in ULBs have been asked to discontinue usage of plastic and ban stocking of single use plastic items like drinking water in plastic and tetra bottles, single use straws, plastic/ styrofoam tea cups/ containers etc, plastic below 50 micron or plastic coated supports plastic ban l l l Plastic is like cancer It will eat you day-by-day And the day you come to know about it, you would be helpless S Municipal commissioners told to follow twin bin system for disposal of garbage S The ubiquitous plastic bottles should be replaced by steel or ceramic glasses in all urban local bodies S The commissioners asked to post pictures of success on WhatsApp groups items and any other forms of single use /banned plastic. The municipal commissioners have been told that it was manda- FREEDOM FROM PLASTIC KCR FOR DELHI TODAY Quota, zonal system to ﬁnd place in CM-PM talks OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao will raise several issues pertaining to the state when he meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in New Delhi. The Prime Minister gave him the audience at 12.30 pm. KCR will be leaving for Delhi on Thursday. The Chief Minister is expected to return to Hyderabad on Sunday after attending the meeting of the governing council of NITIAayog at Delhi on June 17. However, the CM will take a decision whether to attend the meeting or not after his meeting with the Prime Minister, sources said. In his meeting with the Prime Minister, KCR will apprise him of the long-pending issues mainly the increase of quota for the Muslims and Scheduled Tribes in ed- tory that all offices follow twin bin system and dispose plastic waste strictly in compliance of the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2000 and guidelines of the Central Pollution Control Board towards plastic disposal. The heads of the departments would also take up efforts to create awareness among all stakeholders on spreading knowledge about harm caused by single use plastic to the environment and promote sustainable environmental practices. The idea is to spread the message meaningfully and effectively. The municipal commissioners have been asked to post the pictures of after implementation in WhatsApp groups. According to an estimate, India generates around 56 lakh metric tonnes of plastic waste annually. The usage in India is an estimated 12-15 kgs per person per annum. 109 pvt junior colleges fail to get affiliation BIE may deny affiliation to some more OUR BUREAU ucation and employment, Tribal and Horticulture Universities, division of assets between AP and Telangana and other promises made in the AP State Reorganization Act, 2014. KCR will also seek the Prime Minister’s help to get the Presidential nod to the reorganization of the zonal system in Telangana. The CM has been waiting to have one-on-one meeting with Modi for the past four months but could get time only now. Continued on P4 Hyderabad: The Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) has announced that 109 private junior colleges have been shut down for the academic year 2018-19. In addition to this, some junior colleges whose applications for affiliation are under scrutiny are also likely to lose their affiliation. Addressing a media conference here on Wednesday, TSBIE secretary A Ashok said in all 1,698 junior colleges had applied through online for affiliation. Of them, so far, only 1,313 private junior colleges have been granted affiliation, he said. Continued on P4 Jammu: Four Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were killed and ﬁve others injured on Wednesday in an unprovoked Pakistan ceaseﬁre violation on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir. "The Pakistan Rangers targeted the Baba Chamliyal outpost in Ramgarh sector where these casualties occurred," BSF officials said. The victims were identiﬁed as Assistant Commandant Jatinder Singh, Sub-Inspector Rajnish Kumar, Assistant SubInspector Ram Niwas and Constable Hans Raj. The injured have been shifted to an Army hospital in Jammu city. So far this year, 50 people including 24 security personnel, have been in ceaseﬁre violations. On May 29, the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan agreed to implement the 2003 ceaseﬁre pact earnestly in a bid to ensure peace on both the international border and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. I AM SAFE Says Deepika after massive fire in her building A massive ﬁre broke out on the upper ﬂoors of a skyscraper, located in Worli’s Prabhadevi area in Mumbai, where Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone lives Mumbai: Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has tweeted about her safety after a massive ﬁre broke out on the 33rd ﬂoor of Prabhadevi’s Beaumonde Towers. The actor lives in the same building. She wrote, “I am safe. Thank you everyone. Let us pray for our ﬁreﬁghters who are at site risking their lives.” Deepika, who stays at the 26th ﬂoor of the building, was away for an ad shoot. Her staff members were among those who were evacuated. According to officials, the ﬁre was seen around 2.10 pm on the uppermost ﬂoors of the building. In no time, thick black clouds of smoke were billowing out. More than a dozen ﬁre-tenders battled the blaze. Six ﬁre engines and ﬁve jumbo tankers and a hydraulics platform and ambulance were brought to the spot. About ninety to 95 persons were Continued on P4 rescued safely. Over 40K officials seek transfers ORDERS TO BE ISSUED FROM TOMORROW OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The Telangana Health and Medical Education department has re- ceived the highest number of applications from officials seeking transfer. Transfer of officials in the Panchayat Raj and Revenue departments are put on hold in view of Panchayat elections and the implementation of Rythu IRON FIST AGAINST AP, TS No steel plants at Kadapa, Bayyaram, Centre tells SC OUR BUREAU Establishing the plants would only mean loss-making industry New Delhi: The Centre here on and who would take the responWednesday ﬁled an affidavit in sibility then, it asked. the Supreme Court in response to The affidavit was in response its directive stating that the to the directive of the Task Force constituted Apex Court following Bifurcation by the Steel Ministry a petition by ConAct has only to study the feasibilgress MLC P Sudsuggested ity of setting up steel hakar Reddy someundertaking the plants at Bayyaram time back seeking feasibility study and and Kadapa has its intervention in given an adverse re- not the establishment setting up the of the steel port against the same. plants as promised in plants The affidavit stated the bifurcation Act. that the studies in the two The court had sought areas had shown least quantities the submissions of the two state of the iron ore and of poor quality governments in this regard and and hence there was no way the also asked the Centre to reprojects could come up there. spond. On coming to know of Moreover, the AP Reorganization the Centre's affidavit, TDP MP Act, 2014 had only suggested unC M Ramesh criticised the Cendertaking the feasibility studies tre for not keeping yet another and not establishing the plants promise of it. Continued on P4 there, the Centre was of the view. Bandhu scheme. The government will issue transfer orders for the employees in all other departments from June 15 onwards. The officials would have to join duties in their new work stations by June 18. Continued on P4 BC voters’ list completed; ball in govt court for poll schedule Hyderabad: Panchayat Raj officials have completed the enumeration of BC voters in gram panchayats therefore now it is the government’s call on clearing the schedule for the polls. The officials also completed determining the reservations to sarpanch and ward member posts and submitted proposals to the government. As soon as the authorities give their consent, the State Election Commission (SEC) would take up the poll exercise. According to sources, the officials have identiﬁed about 74 lakh BC voters out of 1.37 crore voters in the rural local bodies. The BC voters form about 54 per cent of the total electorate. Reservations for the sarpanch and ward member posts would be announced in a week’s time. Continued on P4 People opt for ‘pooling’ as traffic gets tough DIVYA RAO Hyderabad: Recently on the occasion of the World Environment Day, cab aggregators like Ola and Uber were very quick to thank their customers for using their ‘Share’ and ‘Pool’ rides which helped them save precious fossil fuel. Uber which launched its cab sharing services in Hyderabad in June 2016 completed over 97 million trips in the city thus far, saving 1,364 kilo litres of fuel and in the process curbing 3.2 million kg of CO2 emissions. Its arch rival Ola also claimed that its share rides went up by a whopping 70 per cent in the country’s top 10 cities including Hyderabad. Carpooling and share cab rides obviously help reduce vehicular population as well as pollution, but Hyderabadis cite several other reasons for taking to ride-sharing- the foremost ones being traffic congestion and parking woes. Furthermore, share cabs are cheaper alternatives as fares are a fraction of what people pay for regular cabs. Says Aparajitha from British Deputy High Commission: S UBER POOL, OLA SHARE OFFER CHEAPER ALTERNATIVES S LOCAL OPERATORS ALSO JOIN THE RACE IN HYDERABAD “With vehicular traffic growing by leaps and bounds, congestions have become order of the day in the city. Driving own car has become extremely tiresome and the time taken for the same journey is increasing day by day. As result, cabs are now the best option, more so the ridesharing alternatives”. She feels that ride sharing apps has saved her the trouble of searching for transport and negotiating with them. Moreover, for end-to-end connectivity, dependency on own vehicles has reduced. “However, during times of rain, peak hours or weekends cab operators increase fares manifold and the availability of cabs also reduce to an extent,” she laments. Thanks to patronage from people like her, popularity of share cabs has gone up in the city. “I get bookings for Uber Go from 6 am to 8 am as outstation passengers come into the city by bus or train. Thereafter, bookings are mostly related to Uber Pool though there will be slight lull in demand post noon,” says Syed Zahed, an Uber driver for the past three Continued on P4 years.
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