www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL MONDAY 25 JUNE 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: A few showers. Overcast. Temp: Max.36°C. Min.27°C. Humidity: 41% Sunrise: 05:48 Sunset: 06:52 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H GST VICTORY OF INTEGRITY It’s a symbol of cooperative federalism, PM says in Mann Ki Baat KCR dares Oppn to be ready for polls WELCOMES DANAM NAGENDER INTO TRS OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Calling the opposition parties ‘Nadaan Dushman’ (innocent rival), Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has dared them to be ready for the elections within next two to three months. The Chief Minister said that the TRS is poised to win over 100 seats with huge margin as per his latest survey. The Chief Minister was addressing a gathering in Telangana Bhavan where former minister and Congress leader D Nagender 15 KILLED AS TRACTOR FALLS INTO CANAL Hyderabad: In a freak mishap, 15 agriculture workers, including 14 women and a boy, were killed and 15 others sustained injuries when a tractor they were travelling fell into the Musi canal near Valigonda in Yadadri district on Sunday. The farm workers were going from Vemulakonda village to adjacent Lakshmipuram village in Valigonda for work. S Local GP quota details to poll panel today OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: All eyes are on the reserved seats of the Gram panchayat elections as the government would submit seat-wise reservations details to the State Election Commission on Monday. This would be the ﬁnal act of the government as far as preparing for the elections and the State Election Commission would take over the rest of the electoral activity. Panchayat Raj Minister Jupally Krishna Rao informed a week ago that the government would submit the details of the seat-wise reservations of the GPs to the SEC by June 25. He said that the reservations have been done on the basis of the new Panchayat Raj Act. According to sources, 34 per cent of the sarpanch and ward member seats have been reserved for the BCs, 20 per cent for the SCs and six per cent for the STs. As many as 580 sarpanch seats have been reserved for the STs, 2070 for the SCs and 3440 for the BCs out of the total Continued on P4 12,751 GPs. Fake news proving deadly in India: BBC London: Fake news spread instantaneously over WhatsApp chat groups and Facebook is causing a ‘firestorm’ in India and resulting in the loss of lives, warns the BBC in a new investigative report from Bangalore. The British public broadcaster is set to highlight the issue in a report to be aired on BBC World News on Tuesday centred around the death of Kaluram Bachanram, who was beaten to death by a mob in Bangalore after WhastApp rumours convinced people that he was a child kidnapper. "Kalu became a victim of India's fake news firestorm… Across India eight lives have been lost in this latest wave of fallacy defeating fact. Fake news is a challenge we all grapple with but here it is proving deadly," the BBC correspondent says in his report. The BBC has been working to combat the issue of fake news through initiatives such as "BBC Reality Check", a political discourse Continued on P4 fact-checking service. joined the TRS on Sunday. He said that Nagender was not joining TRS for any position and that he would have to strive to strengthen the party. “Joining TRS is not ‘Dawat’... he has to strive hard for the growth of the party. He has good future and there will be good opportunities as he has been among the people for the last ten years. We will take all those who wants to come to work... more and more should join the party. For other parties it is politics but for TRS it is a ‘yagna’,” said KCR. Continued on P4 New Delhi: Hailing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as "probably the world’s biggest tax reform", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said its implementation was a celebration of honesty and a symbol of cooperative federalism. With the rolling out of GST about a year ago, the 'One Nation, One Tax' dream of the people of this country had become a reality, he said. The GST was rolled out at a special ceremony held at Parliament House on the intervening night of June 30-July 1, 2017 amid reservations by some opposition parties. "GST is probably the biggest tax reform in the world. It is not only the victory of integrity but also a celebration of honesty," Modi said in his monthly radio address 'Mann Ki Baat'. "GST is a great example of cooperative federalism, where all states decided to take a unanimous decision in the interest of the nation, and then such a huge tax reform could be implemented," he added. The GST Council has already held 27 meetings so far, involving representatives of different states and having different priorities. But in spite of all this, all the decisions taken have been of absolute consensus, said Modi. The Prime Minister pointed out that before the rolling out of GST, there were 17 different types of taxes in the country, but now only one tax (having various slabs) was applicable in the entire country. He said that under the GST regime, Information Technology had replaced 'Inspector Raj' as everything from return-to-refund was being done online with little manual interference. "It is generally believed that such a big tax reform, in a huge country like ours with such a large population, takes ﬁve to seven years for effective Continued on P4 adoption. VIOLENCE CANNOT SOLVE ANY PROBLEM: MODI New Delhi: Violence and cruelty can never solve a problem and it is peace and non-violence which always win, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday. Referring to Guru Nanak Dev and Kabir Das, Modi said in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ that they worked towards social harmony and fought against casteism. He also referred to Bharatiya Jan Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, saying he worked for the unity and integrity of India. Talking about the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, the Prime Minister said the lesson to be learnt from the incident is that "violence and cruelty can never solve any problem. It is peace and non-violence, renunciation and martyrdom that are triumphant in the end". Referring to the incident which will complete 100 years next year, he said people must remember the message it has imparted. Hundreds of innocent people were killed and injured when British Army ﬁred at them in Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar. The Prime Minister did not refer to any speciﬁc incident while speaking on violence.
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