www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL TUESDAY 24 JULY 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Clearing skies Temp: Max.35°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 43% Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 06:51 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS App for realty sector launched N An elephant with a load on its back walks amid traffic on a road, at Vikas Marg in New Delhi on Monday POLAVARAM: Provide employment to tribals: CM T aidu asked the officials to give top priority to provide employment opportunities to Polavaram displaced tribals. He said model colonies should be developed with economic activity under R&R package, during a review on Polavaram. agon Software Technologies, a software solution provider on Monday launched Gold Pillar, a real estate application available on web and mobile platforms. The development centre of Polar IT company intends to enable customers with their search for real estate needs to receive a faster response. P5 Modi on African safari Protests back at Jantar Mantar New Delhi: Protests and sitins will be back at Jantar Mantar and Boat Club in the heart of Delhi, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday, stating that there could not be a complete ban. The Delhi police has been asked to set up rules to allow protests again in the two spots, where protests were banned last year by the National Green Tribunal. "We have to balance the interests of the protesters," the court said. LS passes NCTE amendment bill New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill to amend the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) Act seeking to provide postfacto approval to those approved institutions which are funded by the Centre or states, but do not have recognition under the 1993 law. HRD Minister Prakash Javedekar said several state and central universities were running Bachelor of Education (B Ed) and related courses, but do not have recognition. Sensex scales new peak @ 36,749 pts Mumbai: Healthy buying in banking, FMCG and consumer durable stocks lifted the equity indices on Monday with the BSE Sensex setting a fresh benchmark of 36,749.69 points by the fag end of the day's trade. Investor sentiments were boosted after GST on many items including electronic appliances were slashed on Saturday, analysts said. Index-wise, the BSE Sensex closed at 36,718.60 points -- higher by 222.23 points and 0.61 per cent -- from the previous close of 36,496.37 points. The wider Nifty50 on the National Stock Exchange closed the day's trade at 11,084.75 points, up 74.55 points or 0.68 per cent from the previous close of 11,010.20 points. S P13 P13 PM LEAVES ON 5-DAY, THREE-NATION TOUR TDP MPs holding a demonstration demanding special category status for AP during the monsoon session of Parliament in New Delhi on Monday TD MPs stall RS over SCS Venkaiah halts telecast of proceedings saying: ‘no noise, only voice’ New Delhi: Noisy scenes created by TDP members in the Rajya Sabha seeking special category status for Andhra Pradesh on Monday saw a visibly upset Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu ordering stoppage of telecast of proceedings for about 15 minutes saying "only voice will go; noise will not go". Though the members of the YSRC bandh call doesn’t get support from others Telugu Desam Party had trooped into the Well during the Question Hour raising slogans in support of their demands, the proceedings continued with ministers replying to the listed queries. The TDP had earlier forced an adjournment of proceedings in the Upper House soon after it had assembled for the day. As TDP MPs YS Chowdhary New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will gift 200 cows in Rwanda, his first stop in a five-day, three-nation tour of Africa starting on Monday. Modi's unusual gift to the east African country will be locally sourced, and is meant as a contribution to Rwandan President Kagame's flagship Girinka programme, in which the poorest get cows from the government and gift the first female calf to a neighbour to promote brother hood. PM Modi waves as he emplanes for Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa from New Delhi, on Monday aspora," the Prime Minister's Office said in a pre-departure statement. "A number of agreements and MoUs in the areas of JAVADEKAR ALLAYS FEARS OF STATES OVER RIGHTS New Delhi: Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said the new body to replace the University Grants Commission (UGC) will be autonomous with two separate wings -- one for regulatory functions and the other for providing grants to higher education institutions. "We are not converting the UGC into a bureaucratic body. It will be autonomous. We will only change the name. It has to concentrate on quality of education and maintenance of standards," Javadekar told the Lok Sabha after members raised the issue. Javadekar was replying to some members who raised apprehensions over the government bringing in the Higher Education Commission of India Bill, 2018 that seeks to repeal the University Grants Commission (UGC) Act, 1956. The minister said the UGC ‘No proposal to curb social media’ New Delhi: There is no proposal to control social media, the Union government told the Rajya Sabha on Monday when asked if it was planning to do so. In a written reply, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said, "There is no proposal in the ministry to control social media. "However, the ministry proposes to set up a social media hub to facilitate information ﬂow regarding its policies and programmes through social media platforms ie, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc." His response came to a ques- Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the Monsoon session of Parliament on Monday tion on whether the government was planning to control social media, as it was posing a serious threat to the society. "There is no proposal to invade an individual's right to privacy," Rathore said. Surrogate research helps scholars deliver RESEARCH ON DEMAND S Surrogacy research becoming convenient for there are no experiments involved S Standards of research scholars shocking as several do not know what Ph D stands for S Ameerpet in Hyderabad becoming hub for hiring research consultants PM to gift 200 cows to Rwandan village Higher Edu Commission will be autonomous OUR BUREAU Vijayawada: Bereft of support from other political parties, YSRC will be ﬁghting a lonely battle in the form of enforcing a bandh in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday in protest against the Centre's refusal to deliver Special Category Status (SCS). After YS Jaganmohan Reddy announced at Kakinada on Saturday that his party was calling a bandh, the Congress on Monday made it clear that it would not support the bandh call. APCC president N Raghuveera Reddy told media-persons here that his party was against inconveniencing people by calling bandhs frequently. Since the Working Committee of the AIIC had adopted a resolution that it would deliver Special Category Status to AP if elected to power, there was no point in going in for a bandh as the present regime has made it more than clear that it was against granting the SCS to AP. When Jaganmohan Reddy gave the call for bandh, he taunted the TDP to support his call since it claims that it too was ﬁghting for SCS. Continued on P6 and CM Ramesh raised the issue, the Chairman said he has already told them their notice "has been admitted, it is coming up tomorrow." He, however, said that the debate was not permissible under Rule 168. "You know the system. Sense of the House is that House should function and take up business as slated." Continued on P6 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left for Rwanda on the first leg of his five-day, three-nation tour of Africa that will also take him to Uganda and South Africa. "Embarking on a momentous journey to strengthen our historical bond with Africa," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. This will be the first ever prime ministerial visit from India to Rwanda. From Rwanda, the Prime Minister will reach Uganda on July 24 in what will be the first bilateral visit by an Indian Prime Minister to that country in 21 years. From Uganda, the Prime Minister will reach South Africa on July 25 where he will attend this year's Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (BRICS) Summit. "India shares close, warm and friendly relations with Africa which are cemented by robust development partnership and a large presence of the Indian di- V R C PHANIHARAN Hyderabad: Surrogacy in research work is spreading its tentacles to various departments of the universities in two Telugu States. According to sources, surrogacy research virtually covers the entire process from writing proposals, synopsis, mid-term submission and thesis work. Students from various State universities prefer taking services of subject experts instead of actually working on the research projects. Speaking to The Hans India, Vice-Chancellor of a State uni- With not enough motivation from guides, research scholars are taking the services of subject experts in getting their PhDs right from writing proposals, synopsis, mid-term submission. But they are fumbling at the viva versity from Andhra Pradesh said, "The risk of surrogacy is more in research programmes as there are no experiments involved. Continued on P6 was created in 1956, when the country had 20 universities, 500 colleges and around 200,000 students. But now there were 900 universities, 40,000 colleges and over 3.5 crore students in the country. The new act proposes to establish the Higher Education Commission ostensibly to improve the quality of higher education in the country and bring it at par with international standards. defence, trade, culture, agriculture and dairy cooperation are scheduled to be signed during the visit," it stated. This is Modi's second official visit to mainland Africa after he visited Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya in 2016. Centre sets up panel on lynchings New Delhi: The Centre on Monday set up a four-member panel headed by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba to formulate appropriate measures and legal framework to deal with mob lynching. The panel will submit its recommendations to a ministerial committee, headed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, which will submit its recommendations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Home ministry spokesperson said. The Supreme Court had recently directed the Central government to act against mob violence and lynching. S Also see: P11 A lawmaker stands disqualiﬁed if conviction not stayed: SC New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that a lawmaker, whose conviction in a criminal case has not been stayed by an appellate court, would stand disqualiﬁed from the membership of the House. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also reserved its verdict on a plea ﬁled by NGO 'Lok Prahari', which alleged that the 2013 verdict of the apex court in the Lilly Thomas case was being ﬂouted by the Members of Parliament, MLAs and MLCs, who continue to hold their memberships even after their convictions in criminal cases. The apex court, on July 10, 2013, had struck down section 8(4) of the Representation of the People Act (RPA) that gave a convicted lawmaker the power to remain in office on the ground that appeals have been ﬁled within three months of conviction. "The only question is about the vires of section 8(4) of the Representation of the People Act (RPA) and we hold that it is ultra vires and that the disqualiﬁcation takes place from the date of conviction," the court had said. The NGO, in its fresh plea ﬁled through its secretary S N Shukla, said the disqualiﬁcation of a lawmaker takes place immediately after the conviction and the membership cannot be revived with retrospective effect by an appellate court by staying the conviction. Shukla, the former chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh, told the bench, which also comprised Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, that the 2013 verdict barred the appellate courts from staying the conviction of a lawmaker. Continued on P6
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