www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL SATURDAY 7 JULY 2018 PAGES 24 `5.00 Forecast: A few showers. Cloudy Temp: Max.32°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 49% Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 06:51 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS TRS not for all and sundry: Talasani French paint co sets up plant in TS E M aestria, the 65-year-old paint company from France has entered the Indian market with its headquarters in Hyderabad. The R & D centre and 20,000 tons installed production facility has come up in Cheriyal near Isnapur in Hyderabad. ven as there are talks about senior Congress leader M Mukesh Goud joining the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), some of the ruling party leaders in the city do not seem to be happy about the idea and are said to be trying their best to prevent the Congress leader from entering the party fold. P3 France's Antoine Griezmann (back) is congratulated by teammate Kylian Mbappe after scoring his side's second goal during the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia on Friday Amarnath Yatra resumes Srinagar: The Amarnath Yatra resumed on Friday from the Pahalgam route after a gap of two days while it remained suspended for the third consecutive day from the Baltal route due to landslides. The yatra was suspended on Wednesday on both routes in the wake of landslides and shooting stones at several places and intermittent rains in the Yatra area. A spokesman of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) said that the yatra resumed from the Pahalgam route in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Friday morning. He, however, said the yatra remained suspended from the Baltal route in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district due to landslides near the base camp and in Danibagh area of Kangan on the Srinagar-Leh highway. CJI is boss: SC New Delhi (PTI): The Chief Justice of India is the “master of the roster” and there is no dispute that he has the “ultimate authority” and “prerogative” to allocate cases, the Supreme Court asserted on Friday, in third such reiteration by the apex court in eight months on the contentious issue. A bench of justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan in their separate but concurring verdicts noted that being the senior-most judge, the CJI is empowered to exercise 'leadership”. S P7 P9 Agri alerts to help farmers maximise yield, get best price PATAN AFZAL BABU Hyderabad: From now on, all farmers in Telangana will get alerts on the status of the crops they are raising in advance. The Telangana state government has introduced a unique GPS technology to predict the yield, requirement of water and marketing facilities from the date of sowing to harvesting in every acre in all agricultural seasons. The new technology has been developed by the state Irrigation department in association with NRSA (National Remote Sensing Agency). The new technology has already been applied on pilot basis in the last season. Based on the successful outcome, government decided to apply the technology across the state from the ongoing kharif season. State irrigation officials said that the department has completed mapping of ayacut that comes under every minor, medium and major irrigation projects by using the advanced IT applications in the state. Before the beginning of every agricultural season, officials said that the NRSA will measure the availability water at every project site including ponds and small water bodies. The same information will be passed on to the agriculture department which is authorised to suggest the farmers the crop pattern to be adopted in every season. The department will also All-women industrial park in TS KTR hands over land allotment letters to 18 FLO women entrepreneurs; 50-acre park coming up at Sultanpur BUSINESS BUREAU Minister of IT, K T Rama Rao along with the 18 women entrepreneurs who were allocated the land as part of the FLO TSIIC Industrial Park land allotment ceremony in Hyderabad on Friday Hyderabad: Ficci Ladies Organisation (FLO) Hyderabad and Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) on Friday presented allotment letters to 18 FLO women entrepreneurs at the FLO TSIIC Industrial Park, Sultanpur. Speaking on the occasion KT Rama Rao said, “The government through various industrial parks allocated a total of 200 acres to three different women AVENFIELD CORRUPTION CASE Sharif gets 10-yr jail Daughter gets 7, son-in-law 1 year jail terms for purchase of posh ﬂats in London Nawaz Sharif Maryam Nawaz Islamabad: Dealing a severe blow to the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) ahead of the general elections, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on Friday sentenced to 10 years in prison while his daughter Maryam Nawaz was given seven-year jail over graft charges in the purchase of overseas properties. The verdict was delievered by the accountability court in the Avenﬁeld corruption case, which is related to the Sharif family's ownership of four ﬂats in the posh Avenﬁeld House in London. Sharif, a three-time Premier, was earlier disqualiﬁed from standing for his PML-N following conviction in corruption cases. His brother Shahbaz Sharif now heads the party and is running in the July vote. The court ordered Sharif to pay a ﬁne of $10.6 million while Maryam Nawaz was ﬁned $2.6 million. Her husband Captain Capt Safdar Awan Safdar Awan was given one-year sentence. Accountability court Judge Mohammad Bashir announced the verdict after several delays. Sharif was sentenced for "owning assets beyond income and one year (included in the 10year term) for not co-operating with the National Accountability Bureau. He will serve his sentences concurrently. Maryam Nawaz received jail term "for abetting a crime and one year (included in the 7-year term) for not co-operating -- again to run concurrently. The Sharif family insists that they had purchased the apartments through "legitimate ﬁnancial resources". None of the defendants were present for the ruling. The former Premier and his daughter are currently in London with Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz, who is receiving cancer treatment, and Safdar is in Pakistan but was reportedly unable to attend. AP to call Centre’s bluff OUR BUREAU Amaravati: Intent on taking the war to the logical conclusion, the AP state cabinet, which met here on Friday, decided to ﬁght tooth and nail against the Centre in the Supreme Court and call its bluff that it had honoured all the commitments made to the state in the AP State Reorganisation Act 2014. The cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, took serious exception to the Centre filing an affidavit with lies and halftruths with the Supreme Court, Information and Public Relations Minister K Srinivasulu said, while briefing media-persons, on the resolutions adopted at the cabinet. He said that the Central government has so far ﬁled three affidavits in the Apex Court on the petition by Telangana Congress MLC P Sudhakar Reddy, to which Andhra Pradesh government is also a party. “The afﬁdavits reﬂected the unhelpful attitude of the Centre towards the truncated state of Andhra Pradesh,” he said. He maintained that the Centre has ﬁled affidavit which had false information. “The Centre has the responsibility to enhance the dignity of the Supreme Court by submitting documents which are truthful. bodies. We have allocated 50 acres to FLO at Sultanpur; 30 acres to COWE at Toopran and 120 acres to ALEAP.” Ten per cent of land in all the 140 various industrial parks in the State are earmarked for women entrepreneurs, he said and added that should they require more land TSIIC will facilitate the same for them. FICCI national president Rasheesh Shah said, “India is a country of entrepreneurs. We want to be boss of our own. Continued on P15 Telangana may slash UG seats Problem of Plenty Intermediate 3.11 lakh students passed in 2018 2.98 lakh students passed in 2017 2.92 lakh students passed in 2016 Degree Colleges 1,094 colleges in Telangana 4.1 lakh seats available 2.1 to 2.2 lakh seats likely to be filled this year 2 lakh seats likely to remain vacant Engineering Colleges 186 colleges in Telangana 90,000 seats available (convener and management quota) 20,000 seats remain vacant every year MAHESH AVADHUTHA Hyderabad: It is a case of supply exceeding demand by a huge margin when it comes to higher education sector, particularly undergraduate studies in Telangana. The number of UG seats in conventional degree courses as well as professional courses like engineering and pharmacy is very high compared to number of students passing out of senior Intermediate in Telangana. Hence it is no surprise that a large number of seats are left unﬁlled, year after year, in several colleges offering different type of UG courses. In 2017-18, the number of students passing senior Intermediate was nearly 3.1 lakh. Compare with this number of seats at UG level-4.1 lakh in conventional three-year degree courses and 90,000 seats in engineering. Medicine, dental, ayurveda, homeopathy, pharmacy, veterinary, horticulture, agriculture and other courses put together also make a considerable Continued on P15 number. monitor closely the status of crops everyday through the GPS technology. The information regarding the requirement of water during harvesting season and the readiness of the standing crops will be passed to the agriculture department. Continued on P15 Petrol under GST in stages, says FinSecy New Delhi: Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Friday said the all-powerful GST Council will consider bringing petroleum products under Goods and Services Tax (GST) and it could happen in phases. Speaking on the issue, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs Chairman S Ramesh said although there is demand for bringing petroleum products under GST, the GST Council will have to ﬁnalise modalities. Currently, diesel, petrol, crude oil, natural gas and aviation turbine fuel are outside the purview of GST, and states have the right to impose value-added tax on these items. "One of the demands that is there before us, we will see... everything will happen in stages," Adhia said at an event here. The Civil Aviation Ministry has time and again voiced its concern on the high rate of taxes on aviation turbine fuel, which accounts for a signiﬁcant chunk of an airline's operational costs and also has a bearing on air fares. Earlier, the Civil Aviation Ministry had also written to the Finance Ministry seeking the inclusion of jet fuel under the indirect tax regime with full input tax credit at the earliest. Malaysia not to deport Zakir Naik Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday ruled out the deportation of the controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik to India if he does not create problems in Malaysia, where he has permanent residency status. "As long as he is not creating any problem, we will not deport him because he has been given permanent residency status," he said at a news conference when asked about the reports of Naik's imminent deportation. US, China set off largest trade war in history Beijing: A trade war between China and the US - the world's largest economies - began on Friday as the two sides started slapping additional tariffs on each other's goods, worth nearly $70 billion, a development that could impede global economic recovery. As planned, Washington began taxing 818 Chinese goods worth $34 billion early on Friday to punish Beijing for allegedly playing underhand in trade practices and pressuring US companies to hand over their technologies for doing business in China. Beijing, which denies these charges, was swift in responding in kind after the first tranche of planned US levies on Chinese goods announced by President Donald Trump kicked in on Friday. "After the US imposed its tariffs, China also took effective measures," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang. Even though neither Lu nor the Chinese Commerce ministry gave details about the scales of tariffs, Beijing has plans to slap punishing levies on 545 US products worth $34 billion a year that range from soy- Trump poll flags made in China beans and lobsters to sport utility vehicles and whiskey. The duties slapped by the US will make Chinese cough an ad- ditional 25 per cent on products such as industrial machinery, medical devices and auto parts. Continued on P15 Washington: Amidst a trade war between the US and China, a Chinese company is manufacturing flags for President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign, a media report said here. The factory, situated in eastern Zhejiang province, had also made flags for the election campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Trump in 2016, the Washington-based National Public Radio (NPR) reported. “We also make flags for Trump for 2020. It seems like he has another campaign going on in 2020. Isn't that right?” the company owner Li Jiang said. All the flags being made have 'Made in China' tags on them. Stating it is normal, Li Jiang said, "That is trade. We buy stuff from America, and America is buying stuff from China. For example, my car is from America.”
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