www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL TUESDAY 3 JULY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: A few tstorms. Overcast Temp: Max.30°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 67% Sunrise: 05:40 Sunset: 06:51 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Thai rescuers spot missing boys and coach alive in cave Mae Sai: Rescuers located 12 boys and their soccer coach alive deep inside a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand late on Monday, more than a week after they went missing, bringing hope in a desperate search that has attracted international help and captivated the nation. Chiang Rai provincial Gov Narongsak Osatanakorn said the 13 were in the process of being rescued, but he cautioned that they were not out of peril yet. Scribes allowed to carry mobile phones in courtrooms in SC New Delhi: In a historic step, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed accredited and non-accredited journalists to carry mobile phones inside courtrooms but asked them to put the gadgets on "silent mode". The permission came with a warning that any disturbance likely to be caused by phone users would invite confiscation. Indian Mansarovar pilgrim dies in Nepal Kathmandu: An Indian woman who was returning after pilgrimage in Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet died of altitude sickness in Simikot of Nepal's Humla district on Monday. The deceased was identified as 56-year-old Leela Mahendra Narayan of Kerala. She arrived in Simikot on Sunday. According to police officials, Narayan died of decreased level of oxygen in her body. The body was still lying at the Simikot airport as the flights have been disrupted since June 30 due to bad weather. SC seeks timeframe for appointing Lokpal New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central government to spell out the steps needed to be taken for the appointment of a Lokpal and the time frame that each step will require to be completed. A bench sought the details as Attorney General K.K. Venugopal said the selection committee will meet shortly to decide on the next step. S P7 Cong raises 12 pc Muslim quota pitch at rally Rupee hits near five-year low S T lamming the ruling TRS for going back on its promises, the Congress party on Monday took out a huge rally demanding the TRS government to provide 12 per cent reservation to Muslims in jobs and education opportunities. he battered rupee on Monday suffered yet another blow by plunging 34 paise to end at a near five-year low of 68.80 against the buoyant US dollar in the midst of weak global trends and concerns on macro-economic front. P3 P9 POOR ARE POOR WHEREVER THEY ARE KCR DRAWS NEW SCHEMES TO HELP POOR AMONG FCs PATAN AFZAL B ABU Hyderabad: A slew of new welfare schemes to benefit the BPL families among the forward communities is on the cards in Telangana. After resolving the plight of farmers, SC, ST, BC and minority communities through various programmes, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao intends to address the plight of the poor among Reddy, Kamma, Vysya, Kshatriya and Velama castes soon. In the wake of a series of representations made by Reddy and Vysya communities seeking remedy for the problems being faced by the poor in these caste groups, the Chief Minister has begun the exercise to formulate new schemes. Extension of reservations in education and jobs, establishment of residen- The proposal to establish separate corporations for Reddy, Kamma, Vysya and Velamas like those already set up for minority, MBC (Most Backward Classes), BC and SCs is under consideration to provide financial assistance for the upliftment of the poorer sections in the forward communities. tial educational institutions on the lines of those provided for other communities and self-employment schemes will be among the schemes to be introduced soon for them. “KCR is ﬁrm on extending all government beneﬁts availed by SC, ST, BC and minority communities to the poor in the forward castes too, aiming to bring a social and economic balance in the state,” a top official said and added that the planning and other departments concerned have already been instructed to for one of the petitioners, also told the court that she was being threatened to withdraw the petition. The court also allowed the Central government to file a response in the matter. The petitions challenge the two practices on the grounds that they violate the Right to Equality and the principle of gender justice. One of the petitioners has said that the Muslim Personal Law renders Section 494 of the Indian Penal Code – marrying again during the lifetime of husband or wife – inapplicable to Muslims, and that no married woman from the community could file a complaint against her husband for bigamy. In March, the Supreme Court had said it will examine the constitutional validity of practices such as polygamy and nikah halala among Muslims and asked the Centre and the Law Commission to clarify the positions on abolishing the practices. BRAZIL CRUISE INTO QUARTERFINALS Moscow: Five-time champions Brazil defeated Mexico on Monday to reach the quarterfinals of FIFA World Cup for the seventh straight edition. Further this is the seventh straight time that Mexico have been knocked out of World Cup in the Round of 16. Brazil will face the winners of the match between Belgium and Japan in the quarter-finals. S P12 ITC may help revive AP Rayon SC TO HEAR PLEAS AGAINST POLYGAMY New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider to list for urgent hearing petitions challenging the practice of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ among the Muslims. Muslim men are allowed to have four wives. The practice of ‘nikah halala’ bars a man from remarrying his former wife unless she has married another man, consummated that marriage and divorced him. The woman is also expected to observe a separation period called ‘iddat’ before she reconciles with her first husband. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said, “We will look into it.” However, they did not give a date. The court was hearing the submissions of senior advocate V Shekhar, who sought that the petitions be listed before a five-judge Constitution Bench. Lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay, who is appearing compile the data pertaining to the total number of the poor families among the forward castes. KCR is already analysing the available data with regard to the socio-economic condition of the particular communities. Continued on P4 Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the round of 16 match between Brazil and Mexico at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Russia on Monday BUSINESS BUREAU AP techie on holiday dies in US OUR BUREAU Vijayawada: A software engineer, who hailed from Krishna district, died in the US while vacationing with his friends. According to information reaching here, Gogineni Nagarjuna, 33, of Gottumukkala village of Kanchikacharla mandal, Krishna district, went to the US 12 years ago to pursue MS and settled there. He was working as a software engineer in a multi-national company in North Carolina. He along with his friends went to a waterfall for holidaying and accidentally slipped into the waters on Sunday. Gogineni Nagarjuna’s father Venkata Rao died seven years ago and his brother Yashwant has settled in Hyderabad. Residents of Gottumukkala village grieved on Monday after the relatives received information about the unnatural death of Nagarjuna. Hyderabad: Diversiﬁed conglomerate ITC Ltd on Monday assured the Telangana government that it would help revive ailing AP Rayon paper mill if the state offered incentives. Responding to a request made by Telangana Industries Minister K T Rama Rao who inaugurated the luxury hotel ITC Kohenur on Monday, ITC Chairman Y C Deveshwar said the group would ex- plore the possibility if the government came forward with certain incentives to make the revival viable. Located at Kamalapuram in Jai Shankar Bhupalapally district, AP Rayon, a part of Ballarpur Industries Limited (BILT), was closed 2014 due to losses, affecting 2,000 employees. ITC is not new to paper manufacturing in Telangana as two of its largest paper manufacturing plants are located at Bhadrachalam and Bollaram in the State. ITC’s Bhadrachalam unit is the largest integrated single location paper and paperboard mill in India and a vital core sector investment in Telangana. The Minister also said revival of the plant would help 2000 of its employees get employment.The Minister said with the support of the State Government and lenders, similar efforts made to revive another sick paper unit, The Sirpur Paper Mills Ltd, has yielded results. ITC to invest `2,500 cr in TS Inaugurates `775-cr luxury hotel in Hyd P9 NIMS performs live liver transplant on a school kid OUR BUREAU Fourteen-year old master Shashikiran (seen with his parents) at a press conference in Hyderabad on Monday Hyderabad: NIMS, Hyderabad, has achieved a rare distinction. For the ﬁrst time, the doctors performed living donor liver transplant (LDLT) successfully on Sashikiran, a 14year old school student from Khammam. For a complex surgery that costs easily Rs 30 lakh and above in corporate hospitals, the This is the ﬁrst time that a complex surgery was done in a semi-govt or govt hospital child's family got it done free of cost for Rs 10.8 lakh under Aarogyasri scheme. Continued on P4 US spouse-visa shift may hurt H1B holders Washington: US President Donald Trump's plan to ban spouses of high-skill visa holders from working may push 100,000 people out of jobs and negatively affect the visa holders and their employers, according to a new research study. The Trump Administration has been tightening the rules for H1B visas, which allow foreign workers to take jobs in the US for several years, and plans to revoke the ability of spouses to work as part of the effort. In that context, Christopher JL Cunningham of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Pooja B Vi- The Donald Trump administration has been tightening rules for H1B visas jayakumar from the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick set out to study the implications of such a policy change. They found that such a shift would likely isolate spouses socially, raise domestic tensions and strain the family's ﬁnancial resources. It would also probably hurt the visa holder's satisfaction and increase the risks that they continue in a foreign posting. The cost of failed expatriate assignments ranges from $250,000 to $1 million, in addition to indirect costs, they wrote. "Policy changes like the one being considered for America are often made in the absence of complete information that might help policy makers better understand the true breadth of likely consequences," the study said. The US began allowing spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in 2015, under the preceding Obama Administration. For their research, the authors studied the experiences of H-1B families in 2014. They contacted 1,800 Indian expatriates to participate in the research and the ﬁnal sample consisted of 416. The work visa programs, which date back to 1952, were originally designed to allow US companies to hire workers from abroad temporarily when they couldn't ﬁnd qualiﬁed Americans. But the programs evolved with many allegations that companies, particu- larly India's outsourcing giants, had been abusing the visas to get less expensive labour. Trump came into office vowing to overhaul the programs and protect American workers. In that context, Trump's Department of Homeland Security began the process of reversing the eligibility of H-1B spouses to work. Technology industry groups -- which represent Google and Amazon.com among others - have pushed back against the plan, arguing it will hurt spouses, typically women, as well as the visa holders. Continued on P4
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