www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL SATURDAY 28 JULY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Morning clouds Temp: Max.32°C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 61% Sunrise: 05:48 Sunset: 06:47 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS 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 TAB 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 Lifetime achievement award for BVR Mohan Reddy C TOP BUZZ IN US: Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas engaged Cops out to crack down on daytime drunk driving F ontrary to popular belief that drunk driving happens only at night, statistics prove that drunk driving is as rampant in daytime as during nights. According to officials, there are plans afoot to increase the number of breath analysers to check menace. 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. P3 Towards a surveillance state? Srikrishna Committee submits report on data protection 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 4 KEY TAKEAWAYS 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. 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. TS man climbs tower, demands SCS for Andhra 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 Warangal, had a banner that read, "AP need special status (sic)". It took police and fire brigade officials almost three-and-ahalf 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. 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. Continued on Page 4 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’. P9 BONANZA FOR POLITICAL PARTIES Cabinet nod to allot land at `100 per sq yd OUR BUREAU ment of property tax. The cabinet cleared proposals for taking Hyderabad: The state cabinet, up census of BC population in which met here on Friday, apthe state immediately, purchase proved allotment of land to poof 11,577 vehicles for police delitical parties at Rs 100 per partment, establishment of 19 square yard in the district headﬁre service stations. quarters for construction of Allotment of 600 square yards party offices. of land in Shaikpet village in HyAt the cabinet, the proposal of derabad district for the family of the TRS to construct offormer minister A Madﬁces in the district hava Reddy, who was headquarters was killed in Maoist Land also approved. triggered mine allotment in The party ofblast in the district headquarters ﬁces will be past. will be done for Continued exempted party offices on Page 4 from pay- Continued on Page 4 INCREASE IN INFLOWS KRMB nod for release of more water to TS, AP 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 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 4 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. P4 Land for Bibinagar AIIMS to cost a bomb MAHESH AVADHUTHA Priests leave after closing the main dwaram of Tirumala Temple at 5pm on Friday in connection with lunar eclipse ADEPU MAHENDER Warangal: Already short-staffed with their back against the wall, the officials feeling the heat of onerous task of implementing a slew of initiatives lined up for launch in August. In addition to their regular duties, all the district and mandal level officials have their task cut out as they have to look after the functioning of gram panchayats (GPs) as the special officers, besides ensuring the success of initiatives ready for launch Rythu Bima bond distribution, Buffalo Distribution Scheme, Kanti Velugu, launch of new GPs and Mission Bhagiratha. The government has decided to appoint special officers to all the GPs with the term of With expiry of gram panchayats’ term, the onus of implementing a slew of government schemes falls on officials sarpanches is to end by this month. It may be noted here that elections to GPs whose term will end on July 31 were held up following the directions of the High Court. On August 2, as many as 632 Hyderabad: The Telangana government has acquired nearly 160 acres of land in Bibinagar for next to nothing 15 years ago when land rates in districts bordering the state capital have not yet peaked. However, it now needs to spend a substantial amount to acquire nearly 50 acres of additional land, as asked by the Union Health Ministry while approving Bibinagar site for establishment of AIIMS in Telangana. The present NIMS Bibinagar was constructed in Bhoodan lands y Centre tells TS to acquire 49 acres of additional land y Vacant patta land in Kondamadugu the best option that cannot be sold or bought. After the Congress government in the combined state set out to acquire a large area of land for estab- lishing the extended medical centre of NIMS at Bibinagar, some locals and a noted realtor went to court seeking compensation August blues for employees On August 2, as many as 632 new gram panchayats will come into existence in erstwhile Warangal district taking the total number of panchayats to 1,708. Warangal Urban will have 130 from26; Warangal Rural 401 from 136; Mahabubabad 461 from 239 and Janagaon 301 from 90. The government decided to appoint gazette-rank oﬃcials as the Special Oﬃcers to all GPs to ensure implementation of welfare schemes new GPs will come into existence in erstwhile Warangal district taking the total number of GPs to 1,708. District-wise break up of GPs: Warangal Urban 130 (26); Warangal Rural 401 (136); Mahabubabad 461 (239); Jana- gaon 301 (90). The number of new GPs is in parenthesis. Even though almost all the departments in the districts are already understaffed, it was decided to appoint gazette-rank officials as the Special Officers to all GPs. The fact is that since the creation of smaller districts, several key posts were held by in-charge officers in almost all the districts. Against this backdrop, the appointment of Special Officers has become a headache to the district administration. “Only Warangal Urban district, which has just 130 GPs, has appointed special officers as per the guidelines of the government. None of the other four districts – Warangal Rural, Mahabubabad, Bhupalpally and Janagaon – was able to do so. At least 50 per cent of the special officers are below the rank of gazette rank. At some amount for the land, which government claims as Bhoodan land. The dispute regarding ownership of the land is still in court, but not to delay the hospital project set to beneﬁt lakhs of people, directions were given to Telangana government to deposit a bank guarantee of Rs 2 crore in court. The case is still pending. Assuming the government got the present 160 acres of land for Rs 2 crore, it now needs to pay nearly ten times of that amount for acquiring an additional 49 acres, which is less than onethirds area of the originally acquired land. Continued on Page 4 places even the newly-recruited agriculture extension officers were also appointed as Special Ofﬁcers,” a senior official on condition of anonymity said, revealing details to The Hans India. He said that August is going to be a hectic month for the employees as they have to handle multitasking. It’s learnt that due to staff crunch some of the officials were entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing two GPs in Janagaon district. On the other hand, the state government has lined up distribution of buffaloes to 2.17 lakh dairy farmers under its Rs 800-crore Buffalo Distribution Scheme on August 1, Kanti Velugu, a universal eye screening programme, and Rythu Bima bond distribution from August 15.
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