www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL SATURDAY 28 JULY 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Morning clouds Temp: Max.34°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 49% Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 06:50 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Lifetime achievement award for BVR Mohan Reddy C TOP BUZZ IN US: Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas engaged `3,000 remuneration for resource persons, VOAs F hief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that the state government is committed to uplift and provide a respectable position for women in the society. He announced a monthly remuneration of Rs 3,000 to resource persons and Village Organisation Assistants (VOAs). P5 Prez, Modi enquire about Karuna’s health New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to DMK leaders to enquire about the health of party President M Karunanidhi and offered necessary assistance. "Spoke to Thiru Karunanidhi's family members on the phone and inquired about his health. Wishing the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, a veteran of our public life, a quick recovery," the President tweeted. The Prime Minister also enquired about Karunanidhi's health and offered assistance to his family. P13 Towards a surveillance state? Mumbai/New York: Actress Priyanka Chopra, 36, and pop singer Nick Jonas, 25, are engaged after two months of dating, the US media has reported amidst news that the former Miss World has opted out of Bollywood film "Bharat" for a "very special" reason. On Friday, "Bharat" director Ali Abbas Zafar announced on Twitter that Priyanka is no longer going to be a part of the Salman Khan-starrer movie, and that the decision came in "the Nick of time", making a clear pun on her relationship with Jonas. S P10 Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin before they pose for a group picture at the BRICS summit in Johannesburg on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi stands between Putin and Erdogan ounder and Executive Chairman, Cyient, BVR Mohan Reddy, received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 26th edition of the Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (HYSEA) Annual Industry Awards 2018. Srikrishna Committee submits report on data protection Priests leave after closing the main dwaram of Tirumala Temple at 5pm on Friday evening in connection with lunar eclipse New Delhi: The Union government on Friday released the draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, submitted as part of the recommendations of the Justice B N Srikrishna Committee on data security. The main purpose of the Bill seems to be to protect Aadhaar, the 12-digit biometrics-linked unique identiﬁcation number currently under challenge before a Constitution bench of the Supreme Court. Signiﬁcantly, the draft law facilitates sweeping state surveillance by providing broad exceptions to consent clauses when the data is processed by the government. The 213-page report, prepared by a 10-member committee set up last year under the chairmanship of the retired Supreme Court judge, was submitted to Union Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad who said that the government will go through the draft bill and take stakeholder comments before taking Cabinet approval for ﬁnalising the legislation. Continued on Page 6 AP won’t provide UCs for Polavaram, revenue deﬁcit OUR BUREAU vice-chairman, Kutumba Rao, here on Friday demanded fulﬁllment of all promises made under the AP Reorganisation Act 2014, appearing in front of the Parliamentary Committee members. The meeting was called for following a complaint by TDP MP K Rammohan Naidu to the Committee on the unkept promises of the Centre. The team members later disclosed that they had told the committee that the state New Delhi: AP government refused to provide utilisation certiﬁcates (UCs) for Central funds of Rs 3,979 crore released towards revenue deﬁcit and also for Rs 6,727 crore spent on Polavaram project works so far to the Centre. Reiterating that the state government was in no need to give any such certiﬁcates, the official team led by Planning Commission government had submitted utilisation certiﬁcates for Rs 1,632 crore funds released for the capital works. Similar certiﬁcates had also been forwarded to the Centre for the Rs 229 crore released for Vijayawada- Guntur drainage works as well as for Rs 946 crore released for Rs 946 crore for the backward districts. The team handed over a booklet highlighting the injustices done to the state. INCREASE IN INFLOWS KRMB nod for release of more water to AP, TS OUR BUREAU Scheme in Telangana, nine TMCs to the Pothiredypadu Head Regulator and ﬁve TMCs to the Handri Neeva Sujala Sravanthi (HNSS) in Andhra Pradesh. From the Nagarjuna Sagar Project (NSP), Telangana will get 20 TMCs of water. Of this, six TMCs will be used to meet drinking water needs in Hyderabad and Nalgonda, two TMCs for Mission Bhagiratha and 12 TMCs will be released into the Nagarjuna Sagar Left Canal. Continued on Page 6 Hyderabad: With the steady increase of inﬂows into river Krishna, the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) on Friday issued water release order for drinking purposes in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for the balance month of July and August this year. As per the orders, 10 TMCs of water from the Srisailam reservoir will be released to the Kalwakurthi Lift Irrigation IMRAN SCOUTS FOR PARTNERS TO FORM GOVT T he Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led by Imran Khan was on Friday scouting for partners to form the government in Pakistan after emerging as the single largest party but short of a majority in the National Assembly. P6 KEY TAKEAWAYS l Restrictions on Collection of Personal Data The committee recommends that processing (collection, recording, analysis, disclosure, etc) of personal data should be done only for “clear, specific and lawful” purposes. Only that data which is necessary for such processing is to be collected from anyone. l Personal Data for ‘Functions of the State’ One of the more problematic suggestions of the committee is that they suggest that your personal data may be processed by the government if this is considered necessary for any function of Parliament or State Legislature. l Right to be Forgotten The committee recommends giving “data principals” (persons whose personal data is being processed) the ‘right to be forgotten’. Justice BN Srikrishna hands over the report to IT Minister RS Prasad THE TRIANGLE T he citizen's rights have to be protected, the responsibilities of the states have to be defined but the data protection can't be at the cost of trade and industry. LORRY OWNERS CALL OFF STRIKE AFTER TALKS WITH CENTRE BALANCED OPINION A adhaar architect Nandan Nilekani said the panel has given a balanced opinion on Aadhaar provisions. UIDAI will now come under the purview of Data Protection law. Continued on Page 6 Man climbs tower in Delhi, demands SCS n Association says Centre has conceded some of their demands like insurance premium and toll taxes OUR BUREAU Vijayawada: Truck operators, who began nation-wide strike on July 20 on various demands, called off the stir on Friday night after the talks held between the Union government and All India Motor Transport in Delhi succeeded. Consequently, nearly one crore trucks which were halted across the country will move from Friday night. Andhra Pradesh Lorry Owners’ Association general secretary Y V Eswara Rao announced on Friday night that the Central government had agreed to concede some of their main demands. Truck operators are facing burden of third-party insurance premium, rise of diesel prices and toll tax on the national highways. On the request of the Union government, the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India has agreed to review the thirdparty premium paid by the truck operators. Continued on Page 6 New Delhi: A man climbed a tower near the Metro Bhavan here on Friday to protest the Centre's refusal to confer special category status to Andhra Pradesh, police said. The man, identiﬁed as Uma Mahesh Reddy (25), a native of Waranal, had a banner that read, "AP need special status (sic)". It took police and ﬁre brigade officials almost threeand-a-half hours to convince him to come down, they said. "The man was there on the tower for quite some time but ultimately we managed to get him down," Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Madhur Verma said. A senior official from the Delhi Fire Service said a ﬁre tender was rushed to the spot after they received a call at 11:45 am. The man ﬁnally climbed down at 3:25 pm, he added. Reddy is pursuing his LLB from the Osmania university in Hyderabad and had come to Delhi on July 25. He was staying with a friend in Paharganj, another officer said. Police said Reddy had left a note with his name and mobile number before climbing the tower and he came down only after officers reassured him that his demand would be conveyed to the PMO. A political battle over the special category status to Andhra Pradesh had led to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) walking out of the NDA. Last week, the TDP moved a no-conﬁdence motion against the government in the Lok Sabha over the issue, although the move was defeated. All set for mid-day meals for Inter students VL SYAMSUNDAR Guntur: The state government is all set to implement mid-day meal scheme for 1.5 lakh Intermediate students studying in 450 government-run junior colleges in the 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh from August 1. The government has entrusted the responsibility of implementing the scheme to the district collectors. The government hopes that mid-day meal scheme might encourage students to prefer government junior colleges, which is in the recent past experiencing poor strength. y The scheme will be implemented in 450 government junior colleges from August 1 y 1.5 lakh Intermediate students will be beneﬁted y The scheme intends to improve students’ enrollment in government colleges Sources in the Intermediate Board said that there are 450 government junior colleges of which 333 colleges are very close to high schools. For these colleges, food would be supplied from the nearest schools. For the rest of the schools, food would be supplied directly. The Intermediate Board officials are coordinating with the high school head masters to implement the scheme. After reviewing the arrangement for the meal scheme, Intermediate Board commissioner B Udaya Lakshmi directed the Regional Inspecting Officers (RIOs) to hold meetings with college principals, government high schools HMs and mid-day meals supplying agencies for effective implementation of the scheme. Guntur –Krishna districts teachers constituency MLC AS Rama Krishna said: “I welcome the implementation of mid-day meal scheme for Intermediate students in the government junior colleges. There is need to provide infrastructure in the government junior colleges to implement the scheme. This scheme is useful to increase enrollment in the government junior colleges.” Intermediate Board RIO ZS Ramachandra Rao said, "We have made arrangements to implement mid-day meal scheme and held a meeting with HMs and mid-day meal agencies. The government will issue a circular within two days about menu for midday meals. We will follow the menu.”
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