www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL TUESDAY 26 JUNE 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Morning clouds. Temp: Max.33°C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 49% Sunrise: 05:48 Sunset: 06:52 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Gali Saraswathi takes oath as MLC ICICI Bank, Kochhar may face penalties G A ali Saraswathi, wife of former MLC late Muddukrishnama Naidu, took oath on Monday as MLC at Legislative Council. The Council chairman N Md Farooq administered the oath to Saraswathi at Business Advisory Committee meeting hall in Assembly. World’s Ugliest Dog title Z sa Zsa, a 9-year-old rescued English Bulldog, with a lolling tongue nearly touching the ground, has won the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest held in California. S P12 Dark age of Emergency should be part of curriculum: Venkaiah V ice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said it was time the "dark age of Emergency" became a part of the curriculum so that the young learnt to value the democratic freedoms they enjoy. Naidu stressed that a crucial lesson of Emergency was that it was the responsibility of each citizen to uphold liberties and freedom of fellow citizens and that "intolerance" should not be accepted. S P11 Petrol, diesel under GST impractical: NITI New Delhi (IANS): Petroleum is the taxation milch cow for the Central and the State governments and it is unlikely to be brought under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) any time soon. That's also the view of the Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog, Rajiv Kumar. Several senior ministers have demanded that petroleum products -- basically petrol and diesel -- be brought under the the new taxation regime. S P11 P5 Gali swirl in steel plant story JANARDHAN REDDY KEEN ON REVIVING BRAMHANI FACTORY R PRITHVI RAJ Hyderabad: In an interesting twist to the ongoing tale of Kadapa steel factory, mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy has joined the issue, triggering a fresh controversy that the BJP was making moves to help him set up the project. Janardhan Reddy appears keen on the Bramhani Steel Factory after it fell by the wayside with N Kiran Kumar Reddy who took over as the chief minister of undivided AP in 2009, cancelling all clearances given to it by his predecessor late YS Rajasekhar Reddy. Janardhan Reddy was arrested on September 5, 2011 for “illegal mining” by the CBI. He, however, was released on conditional bail in January 2015. The controversial BJP leader has now come out with an offer to take up the steel plant construction, since, according to File photo him, there was an agitation going on for its location in Kadapa district anyway. He said if he is denied the permission to set up the factory, he wanted the government to re- imburse him Rs 1,350 crore which he had spent on the plant. He said he had no objection if the government asks the CAG to decide how much the government owed him and that Hyd-born Aruna Miller in fray to enter US House Washington: Indian-American civil engineer Aruna Miller, seeking to enter the House of Representatives, is confident of winning from Maryland which has an all-male congressional delegation. If elected, the 53-year-old Hyderabadborn hopeful would be the second Indian-American woman to enter the House after Pramila Jayapal from Washington State. Miller, who came to the Bajaj Allianz Life ups Insurance premiums Hyderabad: Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company, on Monday said that is premiums increased by 75 per cent for the FY17-18. The insurance company has collected Rs 4,291 crore premium for FY16-17, and Rs 7,578 crore for FY17-18. In Hyderabad, it has covered 77,79,653 lives with 15,762 policies being sold. S P13 preliminary examination by regulator Sebi has favoured adjudication proceedings against ICICI Bank and its CEO Chanda Kochhar for alleged violation of listing disclosure norms regarding 'conflict of interest' in business dealings of her husband with Videocon group. Canada eases visa procedures Toronto: Students from India and three other countries will get faster visas to study in Canada as it has introduced major changes in visa procedures to reduce the processing time. According to Canadian immigration authority figures, over 100,000 Indian students study in Canada and education is a key area of collaboration between the two countries. The Canadian move comes at a time when the UK’s government has decided to exclude Indian students from easier visa norms. Continued on P6 TTD Trust Board members find no truth in Deekshithulu’s allegations on missing jewels OUR BUREAU Tirupati: As decided earlier, Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Trust Board members led by its Chairman P US in 1972 at the age of seven, is vying to enter the House of Representatives – the lower chamber of the US Congress – from a Maryland suburb of Washington DC. The Senate is the upper chamber. Miller is pitted against party colleague David Trone in the Democratic Party for the sixth Congressional District of Maryland primary. Continued on P6 it was also agreeable to him if either the Centre or the state takes the responsibility of both the construction and maintenance of the steel plant. Continued on P6 P13 Centre wants Sonia, Mamata, Maya to back triple talaq bill New Delhi: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday urged senior women leaders from the Opposition to "go beyond" the political divide for the passage of the Bill on banning instant triple talaq stuck in the Rajya Sabha, even as the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs decided to hold the monsoon session of Parliament from July 18 to August 10. During the session, which will have 18 working days, the Union government is expected to push for Bills, including those related to triple talaq and constitutional status for the National Commission for Other Backward Classes. Continued on P6 HC halts felling of trees in Delhi Controversial project requires cutting of 17,000 trees in Delhi New Delhi: A controversial project that requires the cutting of 17,000 trees in Delhi to make way for government officers' houses and a commercial complex was put on hold by the High Court on Monday. "Has the tree-cutting been approved by the green tribunal," the High Court questioned as it put off the project till July 4, the next hearing. "We could understand if it was a road-widening work which is inevitable. You want to cut thousands of trees for housing. Can Delhi afford this?" the judge asked Even though Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world and its residents are prone to suffer from various breathing problems, the government decided to cut 16,500 trees to constructed houses for its staff the government-run National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC), which is overseeing the project. The court's remarks followed the corporation's state- Ruia’s laxity hits patient care hard S Of 564 listed drugs around 200 available S Even life-saving drugs not in stock S No dialysis facility; patients sent to private hospitals V PRADEEP KUMAR Tirupati: Laxity in patient care seems to have cast a shadow on medical services offered at Sri Venkateswara Ramnarain Ruia Government General Hospital popularly known as Ruia Hospital in Tirupati. For the last four months or so several essential medicines have run out of stock with the hospital medical inventory urging the pa- tients’ attendants to procure them from outside. For instance, the hospital witnesses several cases of poisoning daily and they are required to be administered Atropin within a few minutes after ad- mittance. Even this life saving drug is not available in the hospital. Duty doctors give the prescription to patients’ attendants asking them to bring it within 10 minutes to save Continued on P6 the life. ment that jurisdiction in environmental clearance to a Central government project was with the National Green Tribunal. Continued on P6 IS IT RIGHT TO BLAME TDP FOR POLAVARAM SLOWDOWN? Opposition YSRCP is blaming the TDP government for slow pace of Polavaram irrigation project works while the ruling party, in turn, is accusing the Centre of failing to release funds. When The Hans India spoke to people on the issue, the opinion is equally divided with a section of respondents terming the criticisim as unfair. S Details: P5 All jewels of Tirumala Lord are safe Sudhakar Yadav inspected Lord Venkateswara’s jewellery inside the Tirumala temple on Monday afternoon and found that the timeless and priceless jewellery are safe. The inspection was carried out in the wake of former chief priest of the Tirumala temple AV Ramana Deekshithulu making allegations that precious jewellery items had gone missing, including the pink diamond in a necklace used to adorn the Lord in processions during Brahmotsavams. TTD EO Anil Kumar Singhal and Endowments Commissioner YV Anuradha and seven board members also participated in the inspection. TTD Tirumala JEO K Srinivas Raju took the board members around. Later Sudhakar Yadav, speaking to mediapersons, described as unfounded the allegations that it was a pink diamond that was missing from Srivari necklace. He said what broke off the necklace of the Lord was only a ruby. The TTD Chairman said: “All TTD chairman P Sudhakar Yadav addressing the media on Monday the jewellery is safe. We all have seen it with our eyes and checked with Thiruvabharanam register. The EO, JEO Tirumala and other officials have shown the jewellery to us." He denied digging took place inside Potu. "We have seen the inside of potu and there was no evidence of any digging for unearthing treasure," he said. Board member Sudha Narayana Murthy said: “Officials have explained to us the unique locking system used to safeguard the jewellery. Continued on P6
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