SUNDAY 1 JULY 2018 KURNOOL | PAGES 36 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H THE PREJUDICE AGAINST MOVING ON WORLD CUP It’s not often that we see men unhappy because their life is in shambles as the society is being judgemental of their decision to move on and pursue a new relationship after a divorce or after becoming a widow. Well, women have to not just face the tune but have to occasionally dance to the music… France enter quarter-finals, pip Argentina 4-3 WINDOWS Tata Steel clinches JV with Thyssenkrupp London: Tata Steel on Saturday said it has agreed to the terms of a 50-50 joint venture with Germany's Thyssenkrupp to create Europe's second-largest steel company after Lakshmi Mittal's ArcelorMittal. The JV, which has been under discussions since September last year, combines the European steel businesses of the Indian steel major with the German firm to create Thyssenkrupp Tata Steel BV. July 1 GST Day New Delhi: The Central government on Saturday said that July 1 will be celebrated as the "GST Day" to commemorate the first year of the "unprecedented reform of Indian taxation" system. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) was launched on July 1, 2017 in a ceremony held in the Central Hall of Parliament on the midnight of June 30, 2017. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu addressing the gathering at Dalita Tejam meet in city on Saturday NAIDU BECOMES DALIT SAVIOUR Support me again, I will do everything for your uplift: CM to SCs OUR BUREAU Nellore: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday offered a plethora of assurances for the SCs during Dalita Tejam meeting, apparently keeping an eye on the ensuing Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. Addressing a huge gathering at SVGS Degree College Grounds here, Naidu said an SC once converted to another religion loses his SC status now. “This should change, and I will strive to ensure this," he said. "I will strive to make sure that the converted SCs are recognised as SCs like SC Hindus," he said. Narrating the other initiatives that he has taken for the beneﬁt of the Dalits, the Chief Minister said he would soon appoint Dalit Mitras like Sadhikara Mitras to visit each Dalit household to know their problems, enhance housing support from Rs 1.50 lakh to Rs 2 lakh, free power from 75 to 100 units, Rs 250 crore for house sites, Rs 500 crore for residential schools, Rs 26 crore for modern residential junior colleges, Rs 120 crore for new college hostels, Rs 280 crore for CC roads for habitations having more than 100 population, Rs 250 crore for drinking water in the colonies and Rs 60 crore for multipurpose stadia in residential schools. Extending support to shoemakers who set up their roadside petty trade, he announced Rs 1,500 support to every Dappu artiste asking them to hoist the Telugu Desam ﬂag on their houses and habitations. “I am ready to do anything for you unlike the previous governments. But for me to do it you should raise the TDP ﬂags on your household indicating that you are supporting the government. "Keep the party in your hearts and we would take care of you. We even would conduct Dalit Parliament in Amaravati for suggestions for the improvement of your living standards,” he said. The Chief Minister informed that they had started Dalita Tejam on January 26 and conducted awareness sessions for 83 days for CM makes Ramesh break fast, reiterates to build steel plant OUR BUREAU Kadapa: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday rung down the curtain on the indeﬁnite hunger strike of TDP Rajya Sabha member CM Ramesh by offering him fruit juice at his camp and assured the people that if the Centre does not come forward, the state itself would take up the construction of the steel plant in the district. Ramesh, after he broke his fast, was shifted to hospital for medical attention. With Ramesh being on hunger strike from the last eleven days, the Kadapa steel plant has become an emotive issue for not only CM Chandrababu Naidu offering lime juice to Telugu Desam Party's Rajya Sabha MP CM Ramesh, who is on a hunger strike for the past 10 days for setting up of Kadapa Steel Plant, to end his fast, in Kadapa SBI ex-MD Sriram appointed IDBI MD Mumbai: State Bank of India's former Managing Director B Sriram on Saturday took charge as MD and CEO of ﬁnanciallytroubled IDBI Bank. Sriram was recently appointed chief of the ﬁnancially-troubled IDBI Bank for a period of three months. As per a BSE ﬁling made by IDBI Bank: "B Sriram has assumed charge as MD & CEO of IDBI Bank on Saturday". Earlier in the day, SBI in another regulatory ﬁling had said the Central government has permitted Sriram to take voluntary retirement as MD of SBI. SBI also said that the government had granted permission to Sriram for voluntary retirement on June 29 with immediate effect. to the backward Rayalaseema district, but also for the entire state. MLC M Ravindranath Reddy alias B Tech Ravi, who was also on fast along with Ramesh, was shifted to Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) when his health condition deteriorated on June 27. After that Ramesh has been fighting a lone battle, refusing to be administered medicines or being shifted to hospital. After making Ramesh call off his fast, Chandrababu Naidu pledged to take up the project in the district if the Centre continued to drag its feet. Continued on P4 PM Modi: Social media democratised discourse New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the people on the World Social Media Day, saying the new medium has played a key role in democratising discourse, and helped people express their views and showcase their creativity. "Greetings on Social Media Day! The world of social media has played a key role in democratising our discourse and giving a platform to millions of people around the world to express their views and showcase their creativity. "I would particularly like to congratulate my young friends for their innovative usage of social media. Their frank method of conveying opinions is extremely endearing. I urge youngsters to continue expressing and discussing freely," Modi said in several tweets. Amarnath Yatra resumes after brief halt due to rains Jammu: The ongoing annual Amarnath Yatra, which commenced on June 28, resumed again on Saturday after being brieﬂy suspended due to heavy rains. According to reports, Amarnath Yatra resumed from both the on-foot routes (Baltal and Pahalgam) after the improvement in weather. With the improvement in weather, the air sorties by administration also resumed from Baltal in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier on Saturday morning, the Amarnath Yatra from Jammu was suspended owing to frequent disruptions caused by heavy rains since the beginning of the annual pilgrimage. Nearly 2,000 pilgrims, who were stranded in Udhampur due to un- Rainfall leads to suspension of Amarnath Yatra pleasant weather, left for the Pahalgam base camp in the morning, a police officer said. "The Yatra from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp here has been suspended. No pilgrim was allowed from here but the stranded convoy, carrying 2,032 pilgrims, including 315 women, left for Pahalgam base camp in south Kashmir this morning," he said. The decision to suspend Yatra was taken in view of the inclement weather, he added. A majority of the pilgrims in the third batch who left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp on yesterday were stranded in Udhampur district due to frequent disruption in the ﬂow of traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar NaContinued on P4 tional Highway. enhancing self-respect the community people and also to learn about their issues. He welcomed structured leadership from the community for more development. “I have spent Rs 40,000 crore for you during the last four years. We are exclusively spending Rs.11,500 Cr this year. Now, there are CC Road, LED lights, drinking water, toilets, housing, free domestic power, health assistance and residential schools besides direct ﬁnancial support to the poor. Continued on P4 Kazan (Russia): France pipped Argentina 4-3 to enter the quarter-ﬁnals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup here on Saturday. Kylian Mbappé (64th, 68th minutes) and Benjamin Pavard (57th minute) were the other scorers for France. Ángel Di María (41st minute), Gabriel Mercado (48th minute) and Sergio Agüero (90+3rd minute) found the back of the net for Argentina. Teenager Mbappe was in devastating form in the heavyweight clash, scoring two second-half goals to bring Argentina's Russia 2018 campaign to an end in Kazan. The Paris SaintGermain forward's surging 70-yard burst also led to the opening goal after 13 minutes, Antoine Griezmann slotting home from the penalty spot after Mbappe had been hauled down by Marcos Rojo in the area. S Details: P12 Thakur takes over as top cop OUR BUREAU Vijayawada: Senior IPS Officer R P Thakur took over as the new Director-General of Outgoing DGP M Malakondaiah (L) greeting new DGP RP Thakur Police of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday after the incumbent M Malakondaiah demitted office on superannuation. Thakur was Director-General of AntiCorruption Bureau (ACB) till now where he earned a good name as a tough officer and is known for his integrity and honesty. Thakur, a 1986 batch IPS officer, took charge of his new assignment at the state police headquarters near Mangalagiri in Guntur district. Suspense continued over who would step into Malakondaiah's shoes till Saturday morning with two names doing the rounds - Thakur and Vijayawada Police Commissioner Gautam Sawang. In the morning, the GO was issued, promoting Thakur to the coveted position in the Continued on P4 police department.
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