www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL WEDNESDAY 4 JULY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Thunderstorms. Overcast Temp: Max.31°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 38% Sunrise: 05:40 Sunset: 06:51 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century on July 27 Kolkata: The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century would occur on July 27, with the celestial spectacle visible in its entirety from all parts of India. The eclipse will last for 1 hour and 43 minutes, giving viewers a wonderful opportunity to experience the happening. The partial eclipse of the moon will start around 11.54 pm Indian Standard Time, with the total eclipse beginning at 1 am on July 28. BSE to delist 222 companies New Delhi: Leading stock exchange BSE will delist as many as 222 companies from Wednesday as trading in their shares has remained suspended for over six months. The move comes at a time when authorities are clamping down on shell companies -listed as well as unlisted -- for being allegedly used as conduits for illicit fund flows. 400 landlords not to get Rythu Bandhu sops PATAN AFZAL BABU (without irrigation facility). Most of them are found in Hyderabad: The recentlyNalgonda, Mahbubnagar, launched Rythu Bandhu Ranga Reddy, Karimnagar and scheme has uncovered the exisWarangal districts. It was also tence of nearly 400 ‘landfound that a farmer in lords’ (big farmers) Warangal district regwho owned large istered a whopping The swathes of land 854 acres of land state government in excess of in his name. declared all the 400 the limit Most of landlandlords ineligible for prescribed lords are eireceiving subsidy at the rate of Rs by Land ther rela4,000 per acre under Rythu Bandhu Ceiling Act tives of Scheme. The landlords under cover -1973 in ruling party have possessed land above the Land Ceiling Act under which each many parts leaders or individual could own land up of Telanthe main opto 52 acres only in respect of gana state. position Conland without irrigation Alarmed gress. The famfacility over the ﬁndily members of ings, the state govthe leaders who ernment has declared fought against Nizam all these farmers ineligible for dynasty during the Razakar receiving subsidy at the rate of movement were also among the Rs 4,000 per acre under Rythu farmers who owned huge tracts Bandhu Scheme. The landlords of land. However, the officials under cover have possessed did not divulge the details of land above the Land Ceiling Act the names of individual big under which each individual farmers and the total lands regcould own land up to 52 acres istered in their names. Continued on P4 only in respect of fallow land Sweden reach quarterfinals St Petersburg: Sweden defeated Switzerland 1-0 on Tuesday to reach the FIFA World Cup quarterﬁnals for the ﬁrst time since the 1994 edition. Further, this is the ﬁrst time since 1958 that Sweden have won two consecutive mathes in the World Cup. Sweden will face the winners of the Round of 16 match between England and Colombia in the quarterﬁnals. I AM NOT A SHAHENSHAH PM Modi says on personal security Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he is "not a Shahenshah or an imperious ruler" unaffected by the warmth of the people and gains strength from his interactions with the public. The prime minister said he cannot remain seated in his car when he sees a lot of people out on the streets to greet and welcome him. “I am not a Shahenshah or an imperious ruler who is unaffected by their warmth. Being among people gives me lot of strength,” Modi said amid reports of an "all time high" security threat to him. The Prime Minister was answering a question on apprehension in the minds of his well-wishers about his personal security during road shows. “Whenever I am travelling, I see that a lot of people, from all age groups and sections of society, are out on the streets to greet me and welcome me. Continued on P4 P rime Minister Narendra Modi, in an interview to Swarajya, discussed challenges faced by his NDA government and the measures he took to revamp the economy. He spoke on a wide range of subjects such as business, politics, Air India sale, GST, etc File photo ‘Hatred for Modi’ sole glue binding Oppn: PM New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the proposed grand opposition alliance is merely a "grand race" by his rivals to be the prime minister and is driven by "personal survival and power politics". In an interview to Swarajya magazine, he said the opposition has no agenda except to remove him and that "hatred for Modi" is their "sole gluing force" as he expressed conﬁdence that people will vote the BJP back to power in the next Lok Sabha elections. Survey surprise:Nearly 20 MLAs to get pink slips THIS TRS MOVE IS TO ACCOMMODATE TURNCOATS OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: At least 15 to 20 MLAs of ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi might get “pink slips” instead of B forms for the next Assembly elections. A survey, commissioned by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, has found that their performance is far from satisfactory. Though the Chief Minister assured tickets to all the sitting MLAs in the next elections in the TRS plenary held recently, after describing them as di- amonds. He has also promised to take the responsibility for the victory of the weak candidates. But now he does not seem to think so. Sources in the party said that 15 to 20 MLAs are in the dock and it is unlikely that they would get tickets. A senior party leader said that their performance was not good in the recent survey conducted by Chief Minister. Sources said that the leaders of other parties, who defected to the TRS, would be accommodated in these Continued on P4 seats. Bad weather holds up Mansarovar pilgrims BODY OF KAKINADA PILGRIM BEING SHIFTED TO HIS NATIVE PLACE OUR BUREAU New Delhi/ Hyderabad/ Amaravati: The body of Grandhi Subba Rao of Kakinada, who died during his return from Mansarovar yatra on the Nepal-China border is being shifted to his native place by the authorities even as a few hundred yatris from various parts of the country are reportedly stuck at Hilsa, Simikot and another unspeciﬁed area in the Tibet autonomous region of China due to bad weather. A few dozens of these are said to be from south India. Meanwhile, AP Bhavan authorities are in contact with the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu to track the movement of the Telugu pilgrims stuck during their yatra and making efforts to bring them back to safety following reports of hundreds of pilgrims getting stuck without food and shelter. Continued on P4 KEY TAKEAWAYS Economy: "Today, India is the fastest growing large economy of the world with strong fundamentals to propel further growth," Modi said. He also said that Foreign investment is at an all-time high and India is an easier place to do business than ever before. GST: It was a massive change, requiring a complete reset of one of the world’s largest economic systems, Modi said, adding that it has been designed to eliminate Inspector Raj with the help of information technology. From returns to refund, everything happens online. Farmers: "We have a stated aim of doubling farmers’ income by 2022 to make our farmers prosperous and agriculture proﬁtable," Modi said. More on P4 States cannot appoint acting DGP: SC Asks them to approach UPSC 3 months ahead for selection New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that states cannot appoint acting DGPs. It also ordered that states have to approach the UPSC mandatorily, three months before the retirement of the incumbent DGP for the selection of new DGP. The slew of directions came to be passed by a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Jus- tices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud in the petitions relating to police reforms. Putting an end to political favouritism in appointments of police chiefs, the Supreme Court has ordered that all states and Union Territories shall not to appoint a “politically convenient” police officer to the position of Director GenContinued on P4 eral of Police (DGP).
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