SUNDAY 29 JULY 2018 WARANGAL | PAGES 36 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com TILL DIVORCE DO US PART H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Millennial marriages like everything else they do are becoming short-lived with most of them collapsing under the weight of expectations and uncompromising attitudes. Family courts across the country are seeing a spurt in couples seeking divorce just weeks and months into their marriage… Interim relief to TS staff may not come on I-Day PATAN AFZAL BABU WINDOWS Hyderabad: The possibility of the announcement of interim relief (IR) to the government employees under the new Pay Revision Commission (PRC) on Independence Day on August 15 appears remote as the Telangana state government is stuck in procedural delays. Long-pending clearance of two DAs by the state Finance department and the PRC consuming more time to ascertain the financial burden under the new pay revision gave clear in- Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on his arrival, in Lucknow on Saturday Dy CM Kadiyam Srihari along with ministers Eatala Rajender, T Harish Rao and A Indrakaran Reddy at a meeting on the implementation of mid-day meal scheme to government college students in the secretariat on Saturday Doctors’ bandh against new medical bill hits services Karunanidhi in hospital, blood pressure stabilised Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi early on Saturday was admitted into ICU of Kaveri Hospital here after his blood pressure dropped, said the hospital. In a statement, the hospital said the 94-year-old leader was admitted to ICU at 1.30 am. "His blood pressure has been stabilised since with medical management. He continues to be monitored and treated by a panel of expert doctors," Kaveri Hospital sources said. The five-time former CM of Tamil Nadu has been suffering from urinary tract infection and was earlier under treatment at his home. dication that the government is likely to postpone the announcement of IR again. Even though the time to announce the IR is only two weeks, state Finance department officials said that they did not receive any official communication from the Chief Minister’s Office to ﬁnalise the IR. The PRC also did not communicate its preliminary observations on the ﬁnancial implications under the new PRC. The pending two DAs have come as a major hurdle to the ﬁnalisation of interim relief. Continued on P4 OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Minister’s Committee headed by Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari on Saturday discussed ways and means to implement the state government’s new mid-day meal scheme in the government-run junior, degree, model junior colleges, polytechnic, BEd and DEd colleges. Attended by Finance Minister Eatala Rajender, Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao and Endowments Minister A Indrakaran Reddy, the Minister’s Committee held its ﬁrst meeting with the senior officials and representatives of Akshaya Patra to ﬁgure out the action plan to implement the new scheme that beneﬁts nearly 5 lakh students in various government- Tirupati: Medical services were badly hit with all the private hospitals and nursing homes observing bandh on Saturday protesting against the National Medical Commission Bill which was tabled in Lok Sabha which may be passed on Monday. Though emergency services were not affected out-patient services were stopped by the doctors. The NMC Bill has kicked up a controversy ever since it was mooted by the Central government to replace Continued on P4 the MCI. S Minister’s Committee headed by Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari reviews modalities to implement mid-day meal scheme S Five lakh government junior, degree, education, polytechnic and model colleges to beneﬁt from the scheme S Committee discussed on roping in Akshaya Patra to implement the meal scheme S Committee directs oﬃcials to come up with a detailed action plan for the scheme S Committee to ﬁnalise implementation in its second meeting to be held on August 3 run colleges. The committee has asked the representatives of Akshaya Patra which has been implementing the mid-day meal scheme to the schools in the state to come up with three kinds of proposals for the implementation of the new scheme. That apart, the committee has also asked to submit a proposal to provide mid-day meal prepared with foxtail millet, kodo millet, red millet, pearl millet, besides brown rice, pulihora, upma and the like. Apart from roping in the Akshaya Patra, the committee has NO VIZAG RAILWAY O Z NE In an affidavit in SC, the BJP govt made it clear that a railway zone with Vizag as HQ is not viable ﬁnancially Hyderabad/Visakhapatnam: The Centre seems to have done it again - saying one thing and doing exactly the opposite. After the steel plant fiasco, a repeat seems to be in the pipeline with regard to the Visakhapatnam Railway Zone. While sending signals loud and clear that it was in favour of making an announcement for the creation of a railway zone with Visakhapatnam as HQ next week, the Union Home Ministry, in an affidavit filed with the Supreme Court, made it clear that it was not possible to create a railway zone as it is financially not Continued on P4 viable. Madanapalle (Chittoor): A youth working in a handloom factory on Saturday committed suicide in support of Special Category Status sending shock waves in Andhra Pradesh. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu advised the youth not to take such extreme steps but join his fight against the Centre in getting the legitimate status for the state. The 27-year-old Sudhakar was found hanging in also discussed on sourcing food from the hotels and food messes located in the vicinity of the colleges to implement the mid-day meal scheme. The committee has decided to hold a detailed discussion by taking into all aspects and the proposals in its second meeting scheduled to be held on August 3. Representatives of the Akshaya Patra were asked to come along with their proposals to the next meeting. Special Chief Secretary Education Rajeev Ranjan Acharya, Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE), Secretary Dr A Ashok, Rashtriya Madhyamika Siksha Abhiyan (RMSA), Joint Director Ramesh and other senior officials participated in the meeting. Imran Khan is likely to become Pakistan's next prime minister as his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has emerged as the single largest party in the elections held on July 25, winning 116 of the 270 seats. Jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) with 64 seats and former president Asif Ali Zardari's Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) with 43 seats are placed at number two and three respectively. As election results indicated that his party was on course to wrest power, Khan on Thursday said Pakistan was 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. Pak final results out, Imran needs 22 more to lead Pak Islamabad: The PTI, which emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly elections but fell short of securing majority, was on Saturday involved in hectic lobbying to win support from Independents and smaller parties to form a ruling combine and pave the way for its chief Imran Khan to head a coalition government. According to the ﬁgures provided by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the Pakistan Tehreek-eInsaf (PTI) won 115 out of the 270 seats on which the elections were held. 33 DEAD AS MAHARASHTRA BUS FALLS INTO GORGE All the passengers are employees of Dapoli Agri University in Ratnagiri district Centre claims it’s reviewing Bifurcation Act periodically New Delhi: In its counter-afﬁdavit to the Supreme Court on a petition ﬁled by senior Congress leader P Sudhakar Reddy, the Ministry of Home Affairs, claimed that the Centre was periodically reviewing the implementation of the AP Reorganization Act, 2014. Three such meetings were held on January 22, March 12 and May 29 this year, it stated. S P2 AP YOUTH ENDS LIFE FOR SCS OUR BUREAU New Delhi: In its first reaction on general elections in Pakistan, India on Saturday hoped the new government in Islamabad will work constructively to build a safe, stable and secure South Asia "free of terror" and "violence". Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar said India desires a "prosperous and progressive Pakistan at peace with its neighbours". He said India welcomed that the people of Pakistan have reposed their faith in democracy through general elections. "We hope that the new government of Pakistan will work constructively to build a safe, stable, secure and developed South Asia free of terror and violence," Kumar said. Cricketer-turned-politician TS plans mid-day meal in govt colleges V PRADEEP KUMAR OUR BUREAU India hopes Imran will ensure terror-free Asia his house at Goutami Nagar in the town. His parents Ramachandraiah and Sarojamma, who were working as health workers in the municipality, found him hanging from ceiling. Continued on P4 Pune: At least 33 people were killed and several injured after a bus fell into a 500-feet deep gorge near Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra's Raigad district on Saturday. The bus rolled down a hill road in Ambenali Ghat, near Poladpur town. A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been sent to the spot to pull out the bodies from the ill-fated bus. A dozen ambulances and 15 doctors have also reached the spot, Additional SP Sanjay Patil said. Only one of the 34 passengers traveling in the bus survived as he jumped from the bus while it was sliding along the steep slope of the gorge. The passengers in the bus, all employees of Dapoli Agriculture University in Ratnagiri district, were on their way to Mahabaleshwar for a two-day trip. The incident came to light after the lone survivor, Prakash Sawant Desai, assistant superintendent with the university, who managed to jump out of the bus, climbed up the slope, took the phone of a passerby and made calls to another staff member from university and the police. Desai has told the local authorities that the driver of the bus lost control as a tyre of the bus skid- People gather at the accident site where a bus carrying a group of staff members of an agriculture university, fell into a 500-ft gorge in the Konkan region, killing 33 passengers, in Raigad on Saturday ded at a muddy spot on the Ambenali Ghat road. The bus fell till 500 feet down in the 800 feet deep gorge. The bus skidded off the road near Ambenali ghat before falling into a deep gorge. After local police were informed by Desai, local administration and team from nearby police stations swung into action. Members of local trekkers’ groups and medical aid team were also called in. The police said, “Till 4 pm, 25 dead bodies were taken out. As per primary information, 33 passengers in the bus are feared dead.” A team of the National Disaster Response Force, station at Talegaon near Pune was sent to the spot for the search operation. Local police have informed the authorities from the Dapoli Agriculture University, who in turn have informed the family members of the victims. The police have come to know that more than 40 persons were be part of the trip, but the number was reduced due to the capacity of bus. Taking to Twitter, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “Pained to know about the loss of lives in the Mahabaleshwar bus accident. Cop bows to UP CM Yogi, triggers controversy Lucknow: A controversy has erupted over a uniformed police officer bowing before Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Gorakhpur, applying 'tika' on his forehead and garlanding him. However, an official posted at the Chief Minister's Office made light of the issue on Saturday. The pictures, which found their way to the social media, kicked off a debate on the "unprofessional" conduct of Circle Officer (CO) Praveen Ku- mar Singh of Gorakhnath area on 'Guru Purnima' that fell on Friday. Adityanath still is the chief priest of the Gorakhnath Peeth and has represented Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat ﬁve times. In two pictures, which Praveen Kumar posted on the social media, he is seen applying vermillion on the Chief Minister's forehead and garlanding Adityanath. "There is no issue involved. Where is the question of right or A police officer in uniform kneels down at the feet of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on the occasion of Guru Purnima at the Gorakhnath temple, in Gorakhnath on Friday wrong?" he asked while maintaining that the pictures only showed a disciple offering respect to a 'guru', who is also the Chief Minister," the official at the CMO said. He, however, refused to comment when asked if it should not have been down by a uniformed police officer. In the past, police officials picking up footwear of ruling party politician or carrying a purse of a former chief minister have come to the fore. PC exhorts Congmen to turn tech-savvy P5 Former Union Minister for Home P Chidambaram on Saturday exhorted the Congress workers to use the technology extensively as it would play a key role in the next elections.
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