www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL FRIDAY 27 JULY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: A few showers. Partly sunny Temp: Max.32°C. Min.24°C. Humidity: 62% Sunrise: 05:48 Sunset: 06:47 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Cong revs up Shakti app to boost interaction with cadre Dr Reddy’s Q1 net profit vaults 671% at `456 cr T D he Congress is vigorously promoting the Shakti App of the party for better coordination in the organisation. According to the party leaders so far 75,000 have been enrolled in the state and the target is to enroll about 5 lakh. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with Army chief General Bipin Rawat pays tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti on Kargil Vijay Diwas, in New Delhi on Thursday ADEPU MAHENDER Warangal: Mamnoor airport of the Nizam-era that once regarded as the biggest in the country has now been reduced to just an occasional airstrip for the ﬂying of microlight aircrafts being used by the 4(T) Air Squadron (Sqn) for the training of NCC cadets after it went inoperational some three decades ago. Albeit the successive governments had promised to revive the airstrip many a time it remained Islamabad (PTI): Pakistan is ready to improve its ties with India and his government would like the leaders of the two sides to resolve all disputes, including the “core issue” of Kashmir, through talks, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan said on Thursday. Hyderabad: The deadline for filing income tax return (ITR) has been extended by a month to August 31. In a tweet, the Finance Ministry announced the relaxation of the deadline which was originally set for July 31. Till now, there was no penalty if one jumped the deadline in filing income tax returns. But from this year onwards, an individual has to pay a fine of Rs. 5,000 if he files ITR before December and Rs. 10,000 if he files after January till March. Afterwards, filing of ITRs will not be allowed, official sources said. P9 ‘Udtha’ Mamnoor airport may become a reality Ready for better ties with India: Imran ITR filing last date extended to Aug 31 P3 r Reddy’s Laboratories on Thursday posted 671 per cent year-on-year rise in net profit at Rs 456.10 crore for the quarter ended June. The pharmaceutical major had posted a net profit of Rs 59.10 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. tantalisingly elusive to the locals. Against this backdrop, the proposed visit of state-level officials accompanied by aviation experts to Mamnoor, a suburban village, on Friday to study the possibility of reviving the airstrip has once again generated a lot of curiosity among the denizens who have been longing for it for so long. The development comes in the wake of MA&UD Minister K T Rama Rao’s directions to the officials to explore the options to make use of Centre’s ‘Udaan’ Crucial Cabinet meet today OUR BUREAU y CM to review development scenario y Discuss election strategy to win max seats Hyderabad: In the wake of talk of early elections, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has convened crucial Cabinet meeting on Friday. Apart from taking decisions on a long list of pending issues which include the establishment of 190 BC welfare residential schools, appointment of 9,200 Panchayat Secretaries and ratiﬁcation for seeking funds for irrigation projects from ﬁnancial institutions, the Chief Minister will also pay special attention to political issues to be discussed in the meeting. Official sources said that many issues are included in the agenda ﬁnalised by KCR in the proposed Cabinet meet. It includes- borrowing Rs 1000 crore from National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), revising the estimates for Indiramma ﬂood ﬂow canal and cre- ation of new posts in Health, Law, Education and Revenue departments. KCR will seek the feedback from the ministers the impact of the schemes launched by his government particularly Rythu Bandhu and the proposed farmers’ insurance scheme to be launched on August 15 in the state. The progress in the works of Mission Bhagiratha, Mission Kakatiya, 2BHK houses and rural and urban development schemes will be discussed in detail in the meeting organised two months after the last meeting. Source said that KCR is also likely to make a presentation on the winning prospects of TRS if the elections are held prior to the scheduled in May 2019. The latest survey report on the performance of each TRS MLA will also be presented in the meeting. Continued on Page 4 12-hour strike by private doctors in TS tomorrow OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Non-emergency services including out-patient department (OPD) at various hospitals and clinics are likely to be affected on Saturday (July 28) across Telangana, including Hyderabad, with doctors fraternity deciding to hold a 12-hour shutdown from 6 am till 6 pm against Centre's moves to replace MCI (Medical Commission of India) with NMC (National Medical Commission). The Telangana unit of Indian Medical Association (IMA) is conducting this protest as per a call given by the national body to shut down medical services in all States. y IMA urges medical fraternity to rise against NMC Bill y Bill to replace MCI to be tabled in Parliament today y No non-emergency, OPD services from 6 am to 6 pm IMA Telangana president Dr T Narsinga Reddy said that doctors in all states are strongly opposing Central government decision. He said that they would be upping the ante till there is change of mind at the Centre. Continued on Page 4 A celestial spectacle not to be missed OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: A celestial spectacle awaits people that scientists say is not to be missed as it would be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. There are several reasons why scientists across the country insist people should not miss (see box). People would be able to spot Mars as bright reddish non-twinkling star like object in the sky for months to come. The eclipse in various phases begins at 10:45 pm. on July 27 and ends at 04:59 am on July 28, 2018. At 10:37 pm IST, Mars, Earth, and the Sun will be along as straight a line as possible. Mars would rise around the sunset time and will set around the time of sunrise. This time, MARS IN 2018 May July 31 apparent magnitude -0.5 apparent magnitude -2.7 (closest to Earth much brighter) Apparent brightness increases as Mars gets closer to Earth Mars comes the closest to Earth as compared to any time in the last 15 years. As a consequence, it will also appear to be the biggest and brightest in the last 15 years. At this time, Mars will be just 58 million km from the Earth. The moon would pass through the centre of the Earth’s shadow resulting in what is known as the Deep Red Blood Moon. B G Sidharth, director, BM Birla Science Centre in Hyderabad says, “Moon is at its farthest distance from Earth, so it will be for an hour and 43 minutes. In the meanwhile, people and planetary enthusiasts are planning to watch the spectacle. N Sri Raghunandan Kumar, director, Planetary Society, India says, “We invite a lot of schools to participate in viewing the spectacle as it is once in a lifetime opportunity and they get to learn a lot. It will last for an hour and 43 minutes.” Continued on Page 4 scheme to revive the airports in Warangal, Basanth Nagar and Adilabad, besides setting up of new ones at Kothagudem and Jakranpally in Nizamabad. The last time the airstrip was used for a commercial ﬂight (20seater Vayudoot) was in 1987. Since then the airstrip is occasionally used by Air Wing for its training purposes. The biggest hurdle for the revival of the airport is said to be the Exclusivity Clause - 5.2.2 signed by the government and Two Indians bag Magsaysay Manila (PTI): Two Indians -- one a psychiatrist who works for the mentally-ill street persons and another whose initiative to harness science and culture creatively for economic progress improved the lives of the Ladakhi youth - were on Thursday declared the winners of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award. Bharat Vatwani and Sonam Wangchuk are Wangchuk Vatwani among six individuals who were declared winners of the award, regarded as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize. Vat- wani was recognised for “his tremendous courage and healing compassion in embracing India's mentally-afflicted destitute, and his steadfast and magnanimous dedication to the work of restoring and affirming the human dignity of even the most ostracized,” the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation said in its citation for the winner. Continued on Page 4 GMR Group that developed Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Shamshabad. The clause says no new or existing airport shall be permitted to be developed as, or improved or upgraded into, a domestic airport within an aerial distance of 150 km of the RGIA before 2029. The other drawback is said to be land. Although the airport which once spread over 2,000 acres, has now been reduced to around 750-odd acres. Continued on Page 4 Centre okays AIIMS at Bibinagar I n a significant development, the Central government has given approval on Thursday for establishing All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Bibinagar on city outskirts. S Details: P4
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