www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL MONDAY 23 JULY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Thundershowers. Overcast Temp: Max.33°C. Min.27°C. Humidity: 47% Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 06:48 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Assembly ticket fight throws TRS into tizzy ‘Sensex may be at 44,000 by June 2019 on strong poll outcome’ D G ifferences surface in the party in many constituencies as several prominent leaders fight among themselves for bagging tickets for next Assembly elections Deshna Jain, poses for a photograph after she won Miss Asia (Deaf) title and was third runner-up in the Miss International (Deaf) pageant in Taipei, Taiwan on July 16 3 militants who killed cop shot dead in J&K Srinagar: Three militants, who tortured and killed a trainee police constable on Saturday, were killed on Sunday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said. A police statement said that in a significant breakthrough, concerted efforts of the security forces resulted in the elimination of the prime accused involved in Saturday's abduction and killing of Constable Muhammad Saleem. The constable had come home on leave from Kathua Police Training School. lobal investment bank Morgan Stanley sees the Sensex trading flat at around 36,000 by June 2019 if the general elections throw up a weak outcome, but cruising to 44,000 if the poll result is strong. Last week, Sensex had hit an all-time high of 36,548.41, while Nifty also reclaimed the 11,000-mark, touching a high of 11,078.30. P3 P9 CWC AUTHORISES RAHUL TO DECIDE ON ALLIANCES He will be Congress’ PM face for 2019 elections New Delhi: In a major decision concerning the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress on Sunday said that party chief Rahul Gandhi will take the decision on both pre and postpoll alliances. The party also said that he will be the face of the party in the campaign to oust the BJP and he will be the party's Prime Ministerial candidate. The decision to authorise Rahul Gandhi to take ﬁnal call on alliances was taken at the meeting of an extended Congress Working Committee, where UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were among senior leaders present. The decision about Rahul Gandhi being the ﬁnal word on alliances comes amid perceptions ISSUES DISCUSSED AT CWC MEET Congress president Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at the Extended Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, in New Delhi on Sunday that Sonia Gandhi has wider acceptability among present and potential allies and will be better placed to negotiate with them. Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala, who briefed reporters after the CWC meeting here, said the Opposition party was prepared for a "larger alliance" to oust Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the next general elections. "The CWC authorised Gandhi to take appropriate decision for pre- and postpoll alliances as well as to form a small committee for the purpose, if needed," he said, adding Gandhi may involve senior colleagues in negotiations. Continued on P4 Doctors up in arms against NMC Bill Bill to come up in monsoon session of Parliament MAHESH AVADHUTHA Hyderabad: BJP-led NDA government's plans to get the contentious NMC (National Medical Commission) Bill passed in the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament to replace MCI (Medical Council of India) is not likely to be a smooth affair with strong opposition from Indian Medical Association (IMA) and medical fraternity across the country. Although the Union Cabinet, in March this year, approved certain amendments to the draft Bill to appease the doctors’ fraternity, the IMA national body and all 29 state units are gearing up to hit the streets of New Delhi opposing it anytime. Continued on P4 MCI ACT VS NMC BILL S MCI | No power to prescribe fees S MCI | Colleges needed nod for establishment/ renewal/ recognition/ increase of intake for UG courses S MCI | Separate permission for PG courses after UG recognition S MCI | Penalty for not meeting requirements includes no renewal nod and no admission Bihar ranked lowest in Public Affairs Index New Delhi: Kerala, ruled by Left parties, ranked the best governed state in the Public Affairs Index (PAI) 2018 released by the think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC) on Saturday. Tamil Nadu was placed at second position in the rankings, followed by Telangana, Himachal Pradesh and Karnataka. Another S NMC | To determine fees for up to 40% of seats in private colleges/deemed universities S NMC | Permission required only for establishment and recognition in case of UG courses. No annual renewal needed. Automatic increase in seats allowed S NMC | Colleges can start PG courses on their own S NMC | Monetary penalty up to 10 times the annual tuition fee • Special status for Andhra Pradesh • Challenges facing the agricultural sector • Unemployment crisis • Issues plaguing the Indian economy • Ill-treatment of Dalits and tribals • Lip service on OBCs, MBCs • Women empowerment • Failure of Modi's 56inch foreign policy • Restoration of constitutional institutions • Challenges in J&K and the North East Govt to recruit 9,200 new PR Secys soon OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Sunday announced that 9,200 Panchayat Raj Secretaries will be recruited soon to oversee the functioning of every village administration directly by them. He instructed the officials concerned to commence the recruitment process within a week and complete within two months. The new secretaries will be under probation for three years and would be regularized later, based on their performance only and those found non-performing will not be continued further, the Chief Minister said, adding that their performance would be assessed from time to time during the probation period on a continuous basis. The rule of recruitment will be done through the Panchayat Raj department. The posts will be district cadre. There are 12,751 village panchayats in the state. Out of these, 3562 Panchayats have regular secretaries. Recently, the government has created new Gram Panchayats which require secretaries. In addition, there are also vacancies in old panchayats. At a meeting with Panchayat Raj officials here, the CM desired every village should have a regular panchayat secretary whose basic function will be to play key role in taking the village towards all-around progress. Even a village with just 200 population will have a secretary of its own. KCR said every village secretary has multiple responsibilities which include among others implementation of Haritha Haram, village sanitation, tax collection, drainage works and management, management of street lights, prevention of diseases, eradication of mosquitoes, development of graveyards and dumpyards. Kerala tops in governance, TS 3rd AP LAGS AT 9TH RANK Telugu state ruled by TDP’s Chandrababu Naidu -Andhra Pradesh ranked 9 on the index. Bihar, where Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar has been the Chief Minister since 2005, ranked the lowest on the PAI, indicating higher social and economic inequalities in the state. "Kerala has topped the Public Affairs Index (PAI) for 2018 as the best governed state for the third consecutive year since 2016 among large states," said Bengaluru-based PAC at an event to release its third annual PAI. Released annually since 2016, the index examines governance performance in the states through a data-based framework, ranking them on social and economic development they are able to provide. The think tank was founded in 1994 by renowned Indian economist and scholar late Samuel Paul. Among smaller states (with population less than two crore), Himachal Pradesh topped the list, followed by Goa, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura which figured among the top five states with good governance. Continued on P4 STATE OF DEVELOPMENT Focus on rural districts KCR’s new programme for harmonious growth of state PATAN AFZAL BABU Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has shifted his focus on giving a facelift to rural districts by developing them on par with urban districts in the state. The KCR government has formulated special schemes for the development of the rural districts and compete with their urban counterparts by offering all facilities to the people in the future. Nearly 15 districts, including Rajanna Siricialla from where Industry minister KT Rama Rao was elected MLA, have been identified under the new development programme. Strengthening of basic infrastructure like road network, drinking water supply, establishment of professional educational institutions, creation of advanced medical and health facilities and promoting investments to set up industries are among the main initiatives to be taken up in every identified rural district. Creation of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) is also part of the development of the rural districts. Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Nagarkurnool, Nirmal, Jayashankar Bhupalpalle, Jogulamba Gadwal, Jagtial , Mancherial, Siricilla, YadadriBhongir, Suryapet, Wanaparthy, Viakarabad, Nirmal, Peddapalli and Mahabubabad districts have been identiﬁed under the rural district development programme. Continued on P4
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