www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL FRIDAY 6 JULY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: A few showers. Breaks of sun late Temp: Max.31°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 30% Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 06:51 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Gas from RIL’s KG Basin from 2020: Ambani Mumbai: Noting that Reliance Industries (RIL) has successfully commissioned both the world’s largest paraxylene and off-gas cracker facilities at its refinery in Jamnagar in Gujarat, Chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Thursday that the company is looking at delivering natural gas from its KG Basin offshore project by 2020. Addressing RIL’s 41st Annual General Meeting here, Ambani said the company’s hydrocarbon business has further scaled up its capacities during the period in consideration “to become more profitable, integrated and predictable in its earnings profile”. On the exploration business, the Chairman drew attention to RIL’s joint investment plan with British energy major BP to monetise over three trillion cubic feet of gas from new fields in the Krishna Godavari (KG) basin D6 block on the eastern offshore. Prof Dipak Jain to head China’s top biz school Beijing (PTI): Dipak Jain, a prominent Indian professor in the US, has been appointed as the new head of a top global business school in China, according to a media report. Jain, 61, will take over as the European president of the Shanghai-based China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), replacing Pedro Nueno who held the position for 28 years. Jain, a former dean of two of the world's leading business schools - the Kellogg School of Management and INSEAD - will work alongside his Chinese counterpart Li Mingjun. `34k cr farm loans waived by HDK Bengaluru: Keeping his pre-poll promise, Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy announced a Rs 34,000 crore farm loan waiver, but in a contentious move proposed hike in taxes on fuel and power in the maiden budget of the JD(S)Congress coalition government. Kumaraswamy, who holds the finance portfolio, said the increase in taxes on petrol, diesel, power and liquor was aimed at mopping up additional revenue to offset the burden on the exchequer caused by the farm loan waiver. He, however, capped the agricultural loan to be written off at Rs 2 lakh, saying it would not be right to waive loans of higher value. S P7 Congress survey to zero in on best poll candidates Oakwood, Kapil Group sign JV for 2nd property T O akwood Worldwide, wholly owned by Mapletree Investments, on Thursday signed a partnership with Kapil Group (BVM Energy and Residences Pvt. Ltd) to open its second Oakwood-branded property in Hyderabad in 2021. he Congress high command is holding a survey in all the Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies of the state to select strong candidates for the next general elections. The survey has been entrusted to a Delhi-based poll agency and the psephology outfit is gathering the information from the voters on the candidates. P3 P9 What staff desire & demand OUR BUREAU TS woman pilgrim succumbs to bad weather at Kailash Mansarovar OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Foreign junkets, taking care of employees’ income tax burden, unlimited cashless health scheme, interest free housing loans and equal HRA to the employees working in rural and urban areas were among the special demands the state employees have put forth before the Pay Revision Commission (PRC). Thursday being the last day for submission of representations, the PRC was ﬂooded with memoranda from the employees’ associations. Apart from the hike in their salaries, the associations are demanding more additional facilities. The PRC had received thousands of representations from the individual employee as well as the associations in the last one month. Telangana Udyogula Sangam President A Padmachary said that his association is demanding that the government pay employees ‘income tax just as the way it was doing in respect of people’s representatives occupying government positions. Since the government employees were serving people like the ministers, MPs, MLAs and MLCs, they too should have relief from payment of income tax. He also demanded that public representatives' salaries should be shown in a separate head of account and the expenditure incurred by the representatives should not be included in the salaries head of account of the employees. As at present, the employees are availing LTC (Leave Travel Concession) only within the state, the union leader said that the LTC should be extended anywhere in India every year and also provide facility to go on for- PRC receives thousands of requests for amenities, facilities, wage hike, housing, cash incentives, IT relief, foreign jaunts and all sops retrospectively eign tour every year. The employees will excel in the service to the people if they are provided recreation to them. Strongly opposing the existing health scheme adopted by the state government, the association leaders said that they had already requested the government to introduce unlimited cashless health scheme. The scheme should be valid on all corporate KEJRI WARNS BABUS OF CONSEQUENCES Delhi govt still in muddle New Delhi (PTI): After the Supreme Court clipped the powers of the Delhi L-G, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday, even as the relationship between the AAP dispensation and bureaucrats strained further on Thursday over transfer and posting order. Kejriwal warned officers of “serious consequences” if they did not comply with the city government's directive on transfers and postings. The Delhi government also explored legal options, including ﬁling contempt petition, against those who refused to comply with the directive, an official said. Another government official said Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will meet Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to discuss the Supreme Court order. This would be the ﬁrst meeting between the L-G and the chief minister after the apex court order on the power tussle between the city government and the Centre. Kejriwal wrote a letter to Baijal on Thursday, saying ‘services’ matter lies with the Council of Ministers, after bureaucrats refused to follow the AAP government’s order withdrawing powers of transfer and postings from the L-G. Hours after the Supreme Court’s landmark judgement on Wednesday, the government introduced a new system for transfer and postings of bureaucrats, making the Chief Minister the approving authority. Continued on Page 4 hospitals in the state. The Telangana Gazetted Officers association demanded the government that the new pay revision of the employees should come into effect from June 2, on Telangana Formation Day, this year. The association brought to the notice of the PRC that the officials are not willing to go to rural areas as the HRA is less when compared to urban areas. They wanted hand- Dozens of Chinese tourists missing as Thai boat capsizes Phuket (AFP): One man died and dozens of Chinese tourists remain missing after a boat capsized as high winds whipped up rough seas off the Thai island of Phuket, officials said late on Thursday, confirming the rescue had been suspended for the night. The Phoenix was carrying around 90 passengers when it began to keel over after it was hit by massive waves, prompting a rescue operation that stretched into the night and left authorities scrambling to react. The body of a man wearing a life jacket with the logo of the Phoenix boat was pulled from the sea. MALLYA ASSETS CASE UK court to the rescue of Indian banks London: A UK High Court judge has issued an enforcement order in favour of a consortium of 13 Indian banks, seeking to recover funds owed to them by beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya who is ﬁghting extradition to India on fraud and money laundering charges worth nearly Rs 9,000 crore. The order grants permission to the UK High Court Enforcement Officer to enter the 62year-old tycoon’s properties in Hertfordshire, near London. It permits the officer and his agents entry to Ladywalk and Bramble Lodge in Tewin, Welwyn, where Mallya is currently based. However, it is not an in- struction to enter, which means the banks have the option to use the order as one of the means to recover estimated funds of around 1.145 billion pounds. “The High Court Enforcement Officer, including any enforcement agents acting under his authority, may enter Ladywalk, Queen Hoo Lane, Tewin, Welwyn and Bramble Lodge, Queen Hoo Lane, Tewin, Welwyn, including all outbuildings of Ladywalk and Bramble Lodge to search for and take control of goods belonging to the First Defendant (Mallya),” some HRA to the officials working in the villages. The associations also demanded interest free loans for them to construct houses. Telangana Gazetted Head Masters association requested the PRC to sanction 15 days ritual leave for male employees when the parents expire to perform the rituals as per the customs. At present, the employees are proceeding on medical leave to perform rituals. They also wanted the maximum ceiling on HRA has to be withdrawn and make it on par with those who draw salaries as per UGC pay scales. Hyderabad: A woman pilgrim from Telangana, who was among the stranded pilgrims at Kailash Mansarovar, died to due to inclement weather in Nepal on Thursday. The victim, Srilakshmi, was the resident of Sangareddy. Telangana special representative in New Delhi M Jagannadham conﬁrmed the death of the pilgrim. He said Srilakshmi got separated from her family members. After tracing the family members, the Nepal government will conduct postmortem. Telangana Bhavan Resident Commissioner Ashok Kumar was in touch with the Nepal authorities to shift the body to Delhi. According to officials, as many as 60 pilgrims from Telangana are stranded at Kailash Mansarovar with some of the them even separated from their family members. Efforts are on to unite the members and shift them to safer places. Soon after they arrive at the national capital, arrangements will be made to ﬂy them to Hyderabad. notes the order by Justice Byran, dated June 26. “The High Court Enforcement Officer, including any Enforcement Agent acting under his authority, may use reasonable force to enter the property if necessary,” it stated. According to legal experts with knowledge of the case, the latest order by the High Court's Queen's Bench Division is the granting of permission, should it be required, while the banks consider “all the enforcement options available to them”. Continued on Page 4 AYODHYA LAND ISSUE SC to resume hearing New Delhi (PTI): The Supreme Court is likely to resume hearing on the contentious Babri Masjid-Ram Temple land dispute case on Friday. A special bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer on May 17 had heard submissions on behalf of Hindu groups that had opposed the plea of their Muslim counterparts that the 1994 verdict holding that a mosque was not integral to the prayers offered by the followers of Islam be referred to a larger bench. M Siddiq, one of the original litigants of the Ayodhya case who has died and is being represented through his legal heir, had assailed certain ﬁndings of the 1994 verdict in the case of M Ismail Faruqui holding that a mosque was not inte- gral to the prayers offered by the followers of Islam. He had told the bench that the observations made in the land acquisition matter pertaining to the Ayodhya site had a bearing on the outcome of the title case. However, the Hindu groups had said the issue relating to the observations that the mosque was not integral to Islam has already been settled and cannot be reopened. The special bench of the apex court is seized of a total of 14 appeals ﬁled against the high court judgement delivered in four civil suits. A three-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court, in a 2:1 majority ruling, had in 2010 ordered that the land be partitioned equally among three parties -- the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla. Nizam era Gowliguda bus hangar collapses OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The old Central Bus Station (CBS) also known as Mississippi Hanger at Gowliguda collapsed in the wee hours of Thursday. There were no casualties as the authorities had closed down the bus station ﬁve days ago keeping in mind the its dilapidated state. According to locals, around 7 am and 7.30 am the structure collapsed with a huge thud. The Transport Principal Secretary and in-charge MD of TSRTC Sunil Sharma was scheduled to visit the site on Thursday morning. However, the shed collapsed FEATURES OF THE BUS STATION S Erected in 1930 S Used as depot in 1951 S Spread in an area of one acre and 77 guntas S Interstate and district services operated from this hanger upto 1994 S Number of buses passing through Hanger 510 S Number of trips operated 2,385 S Commercial revenue `1,27,293 per month from 24 stalls before his arrival at the spot. The Mississippi Aircraft Hanger was a unique structure which was imported from USA. It was constructed by Butler and Co in 1930. It is said to be the ﬁrst pre-fabricated structure to be installed in Hyderabad. But this hanger, instead of being used to house aircrafts, it was converted into a bus station and stayed that way for decades. The hanger ﬁrst served as the ﬁrst bus depot of Road Transport Development under the Nizam’s State Railway (NSR). Later, it was converted into a fullﬂedged central bus station serving the needs of millions of people for almost six decades. Later, in 1994, the entire operation of long dis- tance buses both intra and interstate were shifted to Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station. Later, the hanger was being used as city bus terminus and depot. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation authorities had planned to demolish this. However, the locals objected to this and wanted the authorities to preserve the site since it was historical one. Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy said that they would take this to the notice of the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and decide what can be done to get additional revenue. Continued on Page 4
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