www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL WEDNESDAY 25 JULY 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Morning clouds Temp: Max.33°C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 35% Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 06:51 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS TTD revokes darshan ban move, limited numbers will be allowed T Govt ready to enact new law to curb lynchings: Rajnath Steep interest rates hitting infra biz: MEIL C he TTD has decided to enable darshan to pilgrims in limited numbers from August 11 to 16 during Ashtabandhana Balalaya Maha Samprokshanam within the available time space during the period. TTD trust board chairman P Sudhakar Yadav and EO Anil Kumar Singhal briefed the media. New Delhi: Amid uproar over the lynching of 28-year-old Akbar Khan in Alwar, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the government will enact a law, if needed, to curb incidents of lynching. While stating the government is taking adequate measures, he invoked the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case to attack the Congress. S P6 P5 Black money in Swiss banks down 80% New Delhi: Indian black money deposits in Swiss banks went down by 34 per cent between 2016 and 2017 and by over 80 per cent since the BJP government came to power in 2014, an official statement said on Tuesday. Referring to SNB data which showed that after falling for three years in succession, money parked by Indians in Swiss banks rose 50 per cent to Swiss francs 1.02 billion in 2017 over the previous year. P13 POLAVARAM MODI‘VARAM’ Have done everything for AP, asserts Rajnath Parliament passes anti-graft Bill New Delhi: Parliament on Tuesday passed an anti-corruption Bill that provides for punishment to bribe givers and takers, and extends prior nod for prosecution to former public officials with the Lok Sabha given its assent to the law. Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh said the Bill provides safeguards to officers who perform their duties with honesty. ity-based Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL), which is executing nearly 50 per cent of Rs 80,000-crore Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS) touted as the game changer for Telangana, says higher interest rates are taking heavy toll on the infrastructure sector. OUR BUREAU Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and cricketer Anil Kumble at the foundation stone-laying function of International Sports Complex in Vijayawada on Tuesday Gaandiva aims at Olympics AP’s ambitious state project to train young in sports MD AMEEN Vijayawada: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday launched the ambitious sports project ‘Gaandiva’ with an aim of producing world-class athletes and try to win Olympic medals. The main objective of the innovative project is to hunt for talent among young boys and girls and train them to become sportsmen and sportswomen of international standards. The state government will invest Rs 100 crore for the implementation of the Project Gaandiva in the next ﬁve years. The government will spend Rs 20 crore every year to train the children at a very Continued on P6 young age. YSRC bandh evokes partial response Major political parties stay away from bandh call Prime Minister Narendra Modi feeds a cow after he donated 200 cows under ‘Girinka’ (one cow per poor family programme), at Rweru Model village, in Rwanda on Tuesday India, Rwanda review ties, sign 8 MoUs Agreements in trade, defence, dairy cooperation and two lines of credit worth $200m Kigali/New Delhi: India and Rwanda reviewed their entire gamut of bilateral ties and signed eight agreements across different sectors during the course of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to the East African nation, the External Affairs Ministry said on Tuesday. “During the talks, both leaders reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral cooperation and expressed satisfaction at the excellent relations between Rwanda and India in the overall context of Strategic Partnership,” the ministry said in a statement following delegation-level talks chaired by Modi and Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Kigali on Monday. According to the statement, Modi highlighted the fact that Rwanda would house the first of the 18 new resident Indian missions to be opened in Africa in 2018 and this underlined the importance attached by India to its Continued on P6 relations with Rwanda. HANS TEAM Vijayawada: Bandh call given by YSRC in protest against denial of Special Category Status (SCS) evoked a partial response in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. With the other mainstream political parties staying away from the bandh, the YSRCP cadres alone tried to enforce bandh in villages, towns and cities. The police, who were alert throughout the day, picked up hundreds of YSRCP leaders and activists while some others were kept under house arrest since Monday night. Fearing arson and stone pelting, the APSRTC has cancelled its bus services in several parts of the state as a precautionary measure. With the day passing without any major incidents anywhere, people heaved a sigh of relief. Continued on P6 Fuel tankers’ strike may hit ﬂights K CHANDRASEKHAR Hyderabad: The truckers’ strike is casting a shadow on operations of flights from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) here. With the operators of petroleum tankers deciding to join the strike for a few more days, it is more than likely that the operations of flights might be affected. The petroleum tankers, who went on a day's strike on Tuesday, are now planning to continue the strike for two more days. Later, they would again go for three days in support of the lorry owners’ strike. The lorry owners’ strike entered fifth day on Tuesday and the Telangana Petro- S 200 trucks supply aviation fuel to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport everyday S Each tanker supplies 25,000 litres of fuel S The entire supply of 200 tankers consumed everyday S Tankers supplied excess fuel on Monday night which could last till Wednesday evening leum Tank Trucks’ Owners Association observed bandh supporting the lorry owners. According to the petroleum tank owners, there are 3,000 tankers, which supply petroleum products in the city. They supply 200 trucks of aviation fuel to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport every day. All tanker services were cancelled on Tuesday. Each truck carries 25,000 litres of fuel and entire volume is consumed at the airport every day. According to the association leaders, the tankers had supplied excess fuel on Monday night and that fuel would last till Wednesday evening. Continued on P6 New Delhi: Taking shelter behind its stale argument that the Centre had fulﬁlled all promises made to AP, including fulﬁlling its revenue deﬁcit for the year 2013-14 (15), the ruling BJP here on Tuesday attempted to blame Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, instead, for its failures. The line toed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, in-charge Finance Minister Piyush Goyal and BJP MP Narasimha Rao (his maiden speech), was that more than the letter, the spirit of the AP Reorganization Act should be kept in mind. "You should look at the special focus not at the name of SCS," they argued. "We are fulﬁlling all the promises made. We have fulﬁlled several of them. We shall continue to strive to fulﬁl them," Rajnath reiterated. Continued on P6 Modi should have met SCS commitment: Manmohan New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said that Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh was an assurance made by him on behalf of the Parliament and he had expected his successor, Narendra Modi, to fulﬁl it. Continued on P6 NDA govt ‘lynching’ AP ALLEGES TDP STATING CENTRE CAUSING ‘ENDLESS PAIN’ OUR BUREAU New Delhi: Continuing the TDP attack on the Centre over denial of the special category status to Andhra Pradesh, TDPP leader Y S Chowdary accused the BJP government of ‘lynching the aspirations and intentions of AP people by deceit’ here on Tuesday. Initiating the short du- ration discussion on the issue, Chowdary castigated the BJP as anti-AP citing nine reasons for the Telugus ‘pain and anguish’. Continued on P6
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