www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL WEDNESDAY 25 JULY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Morning clouds Temp: Max.32°C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 36% Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 06:48 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Cong posts still elude Revanth, Vijayashanti C Govt ready to enact new law to curb lynchings: Rajnath Steep interest rates hitting infra biz: MEIL C ongress leaders A Revanth Reddy and Vijayashanthi’s wait to get prominent posts in Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) and All India Congress Committee (AICC) seems to be getting prolonged as the high command is taking time to make appointments. 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. "We are thoughtful about this. This didn't start only recently; the incidents of lynching have been going on for years. I have said this earlier too, the biggest mob lynching is what happened in 1984," Rajnath said. S P4 P3 Cabinet meet on July 27 Hyderabad: The Telangana state Cabinet will meet at 3 pm on July 27 at Pragati Bhavan here. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will preside over the meeting, an official press release said. P9 POLAVARAM MODI‘VARAM’ Have done everything for AP, asserts Rajnath OUR BUREAU Hyderabad boy goes missing in US Hyderabad: Mirza Ahmed Ali Baig of Hyderabad doing Masters from American College of Commerce and Technology in New Jersey, US, went missing three days ago. His parents appealed to Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj to help in finding their son. He was working in a mobile shop on a part-time basis. His father Mohammed Ismail stated that they got to know about the news of his son missing from his roommates. 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. PM 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 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 con- text 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 reContinued on P4 lations with Rwanda. Crop colony doubles veggies production Govt to replicate Ibrahimpatnam project in Chevella, Shadnagar & Maheswaram VRC PHANIHARAN Hyderabad: The State Agriculture Department (SAD) is upbeat over doubling vegetable production touching 84,000 metric tonnes in a single crop colony taken up on a pilot basis in Ibrahimpatnam near here. It is all set to replicate similar experiments in Chevella, Shadnagar and Maheswaram. According to Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, the department had established a crop colony to give a ﬁllip to the vegetable pro- COLONY REVOLUTION S A crop colony established covering 38 villages under Ibrahimpatnam mandal to give a ﬁllip to vegetable production S The crop colony produced 84,000 metric tonnes of vegetables from earlier produce of 44,000 mt tonnes S State has a demand of 39.54 lakh metric tonnes for its 3.52 crore population S State currently produces 19.54 lakh metric tonnes S The rest of the demand imported from neighbouring states S Crop colonies has potential to meet the gap duction covering 38 villages under Ibrahimpatanam mandal. "Earlier the Ibrahim- patnam area has been producing 44,000 metric tonnes of vegetables. Continued on P4 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 P4 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 P4 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 P4 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 P4
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