www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL TUESDAY 26 JUNE 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Light showers. Mostly cloudy. Temp: Max.29°C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 70% Sunrise: 05:38 Sunset: 06:50 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Kadiyam trains guns at ‘rogue’ teacher leaders ICICI Bank, Kochhar may face penalties D A eputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari has come down heavily on a section of leaders of teachers' unions for trying to scuttle the process of Online Teacher Transfers Counselling (OTTC) and trying to tarnish the government’s efforts of taking up transfers in a transparent manner. 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 P8 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 P7 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 P7 KCR to storm Cong strongholds TPCC GETS READY TO COUNTER TRS BLITZKRIEG OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Hardly 24 hours after Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao hinted early elections, the ruling TRS and the main opposition Telangana Congress got into action mode to face the polls anytime. The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) held a daylong meeting attended by Congress in-charge RC Khuntia and senior leaders to chalk out an action plan to dethrone the ruling TRS. While sending a strong signal that TRS is determined to defeat Congress in the next elections, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao decided to embark on a visit to the assembly constituencies represented by senior Congress leaders and districts where the opposition is strong. In a quick response to KCR’s challenge to Congress to face early elections, TPCC presi- dent N Uttam Kumar Reddy tweeted his party is ready to ﬁght elections and defeat the TRS as people are already vexed with KCR’s rule. To begin with, KCR will take up a day-long yatra in Gadwal Jogulamba district on June 29. The particular district was considered as the fortress of the senior-most Congress leader DK Aruna. He will visit Thumilla lift irrigation schemes taken up in the district and also lay foundation stone for the Gattu lift irrigation scheme. A mammoth public meeting is also orgnaised in Aruna’s home town Gadwal on the same day. A group of Congress leaders are expected to join TRS during the meeting. TRS leaders said that KCR wanted to register a thunderous victory in all assembly segments from where the Congress senior leaders elected and maintained stronghold. Continued on P4 CM INSPECTS TWIN TOWERS OF COMMAND CONTROL BUILDING Hyderabad: Chief Minister KCR on Monday conducted a surprise inspection of the ongoing works of the Police Command and Control centre, which is under construction in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. The Chief Minister expressed his satisfaction over the works which are moving at a fast pace. He asked the authorities to complete the works as early as possible, and it should Continued on P4 be brought to function at the earliest. 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 its 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 P9 P3 Ch Prabhu Das World’s Ugliest Dog title 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 P4 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 P4 P9 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 P4 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- SC/ST babus rue over non-focal postings OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The Telangana IAS officials belonging to SC and ST communities are "frustrated" over posting them in the nonfocal departments since the formation of the Telangana state. They have decided to meet Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and Chief Secretary SK Joshi and request them to give importance to the two communities in the allotment of posts in the focal departments. The officials held a 'secret’ THEY PLAN TO MEET CM, CS TO URGE FOR IMPORTANT POSTINGS meeting here in the city and felt that they were meted out injustice in the postings in Telangana state. The officials argued that they were posted in the non-focal departments and also their names were not considered during the transfers effected by the government every year in the state bureaucracy. Though many officials were qualiﬁed to be posted as dis- trict Collectors at the time of reorganisation of the districts, their juniors were appointed as collectors, a senior official said and pointed out that 2012 batch IAS officials got collectors' posts while 2008 officials were left high and dry. Nearly 20 officials from SC community and eight belonging to ST were appointed in different departments. Hardly, one or two officials from these communities got good postings in the government and the rest of them were still languishing in non-focal posts. For instance, senior official Champalal has been the Joint Secretary in Home department (Sainik Welfare) for more than two years. Another official L Sharman has been given the post of Joint Secretary in Municipal Administration and looking after the department’s establishment affairs only for the last three years. Continued on P4 ment that jurisdiction in environmental clearance to a Central government project was with the National Green Tribunal. Continued on P4 Gali swirl in steel plant story I n 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. S P4 JNAFAU franchise-type courses questioned OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Doubts are being raised over the legality of several degrees and diploma courses being offered by private institutions by entering into a partnership with Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad (JNAFAU). According to sources in the State Higher Education Department (SHED), the issue had come up following a letter addressed by a former Professor of Osmania University Prof Krishna Reddy to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. In this letter, Krishna Reddy alleged that the JNAFAU had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 13 private educational institutions in a typical franchise model to offer courses on revenue sharing offering courses, both in technical and professional streams. Krishna Reddy said that this had been done in violation of the allowing private institutions to offer courses which are under the purview of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Besides, offering courses in such a mode in association with the JNAFAU is also vi- olative of the rules and regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Distance Education Council (DEC). The AICTE had also issued a letter to the University asking it to explain the continuation of the courses. Following, this the Special Chief Secretary Higher Education Rajeev R Acharya had directed the JNAFAU to discontinue all kinds of MoU with immediate effect. It was alleged that representatives of the private institutions met the Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari, Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) Chairman Prof T Papi Reddy, and the Special Chief Secretary Education to prevail upon them. The private institutions had proposed to change the nomenclature of the courses offered by them so that they would keep away from the purview of the AICTE. However, the Special Chief Secretary had rejected the proposal to change the nomenclature from Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) to Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts). However, the TSCHE had taken up the issue with the State Chief Secretary, who in turn, with no concurrence from the Higher Education Department (HED), the General Administration Department had issued a GO giving the relief sought by the private educational institutions, Krishna Reddy alContinued on P4 leged.
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