www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL WEDNESDAY 11 JULY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Thundershowers. Broken clouds. Temp: Max.29°C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 71% Sunrise: 05:42 Sunset: 06:51 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS LIGHT THROUGH THE SHADOWS HC orders fresh appointment of folk artistes ADEPU MAHENDER Pakistan's Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai holds a doll gifted to her during a meeting with women who campaign for education and children's and women's rights in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Monday AAP again knocks at SC door over officers New Delhi: Amid no let-up in the power tussle between the Delhi government and Lt Governor Anil Baijal, the Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to take up an AAP plea on the contentious issue of the management of city's officers, their transfers and posting. Rahul Mehra, senior standing counsel for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, tweeted that the plea had been filed before the court of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, seeking an early disposal of all appeals filed by the Delhi government. Cyient to unveil new module at UK airshow Hyderabad: Finally, good news for those folk artistes and the poet-performers who actively participated in the statehood agitation and didn’t get their slice of pie in the jobs offered by the state government after the formation of Telangana. Thanks to the High Court verdict that ensures justice to all those folk artistes, who rocked the streets All 12 boys, football coach rescued from Thai cave Bangkok: All 12 boys and their football coach have been rescued from a ﬂooded cave in northern Thailand after being trapped for 18 days, bringing an end to the ordeal that prompted a huge international rescue effort. The coach was one of the last to be extricated from the cave on Tuesday in the rescue operation that began as a local search for the missing but turned into a complex mission, involving hundreds of experts who ﬂew in from around the world to help, CNN reported. The 12 young footballers, aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old coach went missing in Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand's Chiang Rai Province on June 23. Continued on P4 not frame any norms such as age and educational qualiﬁcations for identifying the artistes for the jobs, the recruitment was based on artistes performed in the attire of ‘Gochi and Gongali’ and under the rubric of Dhoom Dhaam, a programme coined by Rasamayi Balakishan, who heads the Department of Language and Culture and also the Manakondur MLA. Continued on P4 File photo QUOTA IN PANCHAYAT RAJ POLLS TS to move SC against HC orders OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Tuesday decided to appeal in the Supreme Court against the interim orders of the Hyderabad High Court on the ceiling for reservations in the coming Panchayat Raj elections in the state. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said his government would appeal to the Supreme Court that its "earlier permission to implement 61 per cent reservation in Telangana, including 34 per cent reservation to the Backward Classes," be reinstated. KCR instructed the Cabinet sub-committee to meet on Wednesday and do the necessary exercise for ﬁling a petition in the Supreme Court. He suggested to the sub–committee to invite the Additional Advocate General as well as all officers concerned to the meeting and discuss thoroughly the pros and cons of the issue and ﬁnalize the strategy to present the argument in the Supreme Court. The Chief Minister criticised the Congress for ﬁling petitions in the High Court through its party sarpanch Swapna Reddy SC to examine correctness of 2013 verdict on gay sex Hyderabad: Cyient, provider of engineering, manufacturing, geospatial, networks, and operations management services will be showcasing their market leading Radio Frequency (RF) capabilities at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. This technology enhances both Cyient’s RF design capabilities and their design-ledmanufacturing. S P9 New Delhi: A 150-year-old law that prescribes a life term in jail for gay sex is under spotlight as a ﬁve-judge Constitution Bench on Tuesday began hearing a bunch of petitions that call for its scrapping. The bench, however, said it would only examine the "correctness" of its verdict of 2013, which cancelled a Delhi High Court judgment that said the law criminalizing gay sex was "unconstitutional". As petitions for a relook into Non-stop rains create havoc in Mumbai Mumbai: Road, rail traffic and flights were hit as the country's commercial capital and many parts of Maharashtra continued to be hammered by incessant rains for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday, officials said. and kept the stir alive with their songs and performances across the region during the Telangana Movement. It may be noted here that recognising the role of folk artistes, the TRS government made 550 appointments in 2015 through Telangana State Department of Language and Culture to utilise their services in propagating the welfare schemes of the administration. The government which did A FIVE-JUDGE CONSTITUTION BENCH BEGINS HEARING PETITIONS DEMANDING SCRAPPING OF SECTION 377 the 2013 order kept piling up, the top court decided to take a fresh look at the matter in January, citing changing "social morality". The bench said the curative petitions ﬁled by it has a limited scope and would have to be heard by some other bench. The apex court had in 2013 restored sexual relationship between persons of the same sex as a criminal offence by setting aside the 2009 Delhi High Court judgement that had held as unconstitutional section 377 of the IPC, which makes such actions between two consenting adults of same sex as a penal offence. Continued on P4 Telangana to rope in top steel cos PATAN AFZAL BABU Hyderabad: As the construction of proposed Bayyaram steel plant is a cost-intensive project, the Telangana government is keen on roping in India's leading steel manufacturing companies in the establishment of the much-delayed integrated steel plant in the erstwhile Khammam district. The government has estimated that it required at least Rs 7,000 crore to set up the plant with one million tonne production capacity and up to Rs 15,000 crore and Rs 21,000 crore if the capacity is two and three million tonnes, re- Bayyaram steel plant with less production capacity unviable: Panel spectively. The ﬁve-member official committee, headed by Special Chief Secretary (Energy) Ajay Mishra and constituted to prepare a feasibility report for the establishment of Bayyaram steel plant, has come to a conclusion that the plant with less than one million tonne capacity is economically not viable. Based on the availability of low-grade iron ore reserves in Bayyaram area of Mahabubabad district and import from the neighbouring Chhattisgarh, the installed capacity of the plant will be between 2 million and 3 million tonnes for which it required nearly Rs 15,000 crore to Rs 21,000 crore. The committee is exploring the options mainly the role of private partners and government equity if the project is taken up in PPP mode. The Telangana State Mineral Development Corporation (TSMDC) will be the main stakeholder under public private partnership. The other option to set up the plant under BOT (Build Operate Transfer) or 100 per cent private investment is also under consideration, officials said. “The government wishes to set up the plant jointly by the TSMDC and Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL). The decision to invite private investments will depend on the plant’s total installation capacity. Continued on P4 opposing 34 per cent reservations for the Backward Classes. He made it clear that the state government is committed to provide 34 per cent reservations to the BCs and the necessary legal battle will be fought to achieve this. The Hyderabad High Court had on Monday issued interim orders directing the Telangana government to ensure that reservation to OBCs and others in the coming local body polls is as per the overall 50 per cent quota ﬁxed by the Supreme Court. A single judge had asked the government not to go ahead with BC reservations without ﬁrst enumerating the BCs. The bench said the state can enumerate but it cannot cross 50% upper limit. TELANGANA RANKS 2ND IN ‘EASE OF DOING BIZ’ AP tops the list BUSINESS BUREAU Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh (AP) has topped the ease of doing annual business ranking of States and Union Territories carried out by the World Bank and Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). Telangana and Haryana are at the second and third positions respectively, according to a statement issued by DIPP. Others in the top ten are Jharkhand (4), Gujarat (5), Chhattisgarh (6), Madhya Pradesh (7), Karnataka (8), Rajasthan (9) and West Bengal (10). Meghalaya was ranked last at 36th position. Last time in 2016, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana jointly shared the top rank. While AP ranked ﬁrst in combined scorecard of ‘reform evidence and feedback’ in the latest edition, Telangana was on the top for ‘reform evidence scorecard,’ along with Jharkhand. On the ‘feedback scorecard,’ index, AP and Telangana ranked 1 and 2 with a score of 86.5 per cent and 83.95 per cent respectively. DIPP in collaboration with the World Bank conducts an annual reform exercise for all States/UTs under the Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP). "A large number of states have made signiﬁcant progress in reforms suggested in BRAP 2017," it said. Continued on P4 Sreeja, Snehit, TT beacons of hope OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: It was a big day for Telangana State’s most happening paddlers Akula Sreeja and S Fidel R Snehit on Tuesday. In what was a signiﬁcant achievement and one that could propel their individual careers by several notches, they both won plaudits for accomplishing unique feats in their respective categories in the 11Even Sports National Ranking (North Zone) Table Tennis Championships at Tau Devi Lal Indoor Stadium in Panchkula. Incidentally, the two, who achieved a ﬁrst for Telangana State, had learnt the nuances of the sport at the city-based Global Table Tennis Academy (GTTA). Presently a protégé of Somnath Ghosh at MLR Table Tennis Academy in Dundigal, Sreeja, representing RBI, won the Youth (Girls) title by beating Saleendeepthi of Tamil Nadu 13-15, 11-5, 12-10, 11-9, 9-11, 12-10 in a high-proﬁle title clash. On his part, Snehit earned for himself the perfect icing on the cake a day ahead of his 18th birthday (July 11) with an envious runner-up ﬁnish in the men section. It has been an incredible run for Snehit, who now trains under S Raman in Chennai, as his exploits included scalping the top seeded Achanta Sharat Kamal in the pre-quarterﬁnals 4-3. It was a win that announced that he was ready for the big league. He lost the summit clash to Manav Thakkar (PSPB) 2-4. S Full report: P12 World-class stadium coming up in Warangal PULI SHARATH KUMAR Warangal: Sportsmen and sports lovers in Warangal have all reasons to rejoice as the state government is all set to construct a new stadium with international standards in order to give boost to sports and games on the outskirts of the district headquarters. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is determined to develop Warangal, the second largest city in the state next to Hyderabad. Several initiatives have been taken by the government in this regard. But the city that has once produced many talented young players is now lagging behind in this segment primarily due to non-availability of a perfect stadium for sportsmen to hone their skills. If they have proper place to train, they are going to win more medals for the district and for the state and also to the country. In Warangal, there is only one Stadium (Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium) present near the bus stand in Hanamkonda along with two indoor stadiums attached to it but lacks in speciﬁc sporting infrastructure that are suitable for Present stadium lacks proper infrastructure Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium organising national and international level competitions. Observing that there is a need to have facilities for sportsmen in the district and realizing that Sports give mental relief and helps in maintaining physical ﬁtness of the body, the state govern- ment decided to build a new stadium with international standards in the Warangal district. In a recent visit to Warangal, IT Minister K T Rama Rao ordered the district administration to identify the land for construction of advanced and modern stadium with international standards in Warangal. He also directed them to send proposals to the government after identifying the land. Following this, the district ofﬁcials identiﬁed 20 acres of land on the outskirts of Bheemaram village in Hasanparthy mandal in survey number 340 which is very near to the Outer Ring Road. The sports lovers of the district are expressing happiness with the decision taken by the government. Nampally Swapna, a senior handball player said the government must build and improve infrastructure that supports large crowds moving to or from the stadium for games and sports events that occur in the stadium. City Congress leader K Srinivas observed that to build a stadium successfully with international standards requires some level of municipal cooperation. Continued on P4
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