www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL WEDNESDAY 1 AUGUST 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Overcast Temp: Max.33°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 33% Sunrise: 05:59 Sunset: 06:48 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS REGIONAL P5 P13 Govt plans additional Anna canteens at crowded places ‘NRC can’t be basis for any coercive action’ New Delhi: Assam’s updated National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a draft and “no coercive action” should be taken against people whose names were excluded, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday. The Supreme Court allowed the Union government to draft rules for dealing with the claims and objections of 40 lakh people who were excluded from NRC, which was published on Monday. OFFICIALS TURN A BLIND EYE TO HALF A DOZEN REMOTE VILLAGES Where tribals trek miles carrying a patient on doli Indian wins $1m in Dubai raffle Dubai: An Indian national won $1 million in Dubai Duty Free raffle on Tuesday, officials said. Sandeep Menon, who is based in Kuwait, became the 132nd Indian to win $1 million at the raffle since its inception in 1999, the Khaleej Times reported. "I've never won anything in my life, especially not something as huge as this.” Menon said. TRS MP says laws treat honest people same as fraudsters New Delhi: TRS MP Konda Vishweshwar Reddy on Tuesday said in the Lok Sabha: "Ease of resolving insolvency is equally important as ease of doing business. The nature of the fraud triggering insolvency has also increased. Are we a nation of fraudsters and thieves? I don't think so. But our laws treat honest people the way we treat our fraudsters." At least 7-hour rough and tumble journey to reach nearest hospital KOPPARA GANDHI Vizianagaram: Ginde, like any other pregnant woman, was dreaming of delivering a healthy baby. On Monday evening, when Ginde, resident of Sirivara village in Padam panchayat of Salur mandal, suddenly went into labour, her well-wishers did what they knew was the ‘best’ option: carry her in a doli to the nearest hospital in Saluru. It is a different matter that this means a tortuous eight-hour travel, taking the doli-bearers through hills and streams. The rough and tumble of the journey was too much for the little one struggling in the womb to see the light of the day, while the mother, being anaemic, too could not take the journey in the delicacy of her condition. Due to complications and heavy loss of blood, she delivered a stillborn baby. Her condition soon deteriorated. Ginde’s distraught husband, Dumbra, said: ‘My wife was very anaemic. Continued on P6 Deccan Chronicle may go for `370 cr Jagan stuck in Kapu quagmire R PRITHVI RAJ Hyderabad: YSRC chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy’s gambit to woo the BC voters with his declaration that he would not be able to get BC status for Kapus seems to be falling apart. Instead of the BCs rallying behind him, Kapus who are now perceived to be with him till now, are seething with rage at his assertion that he was helpless since the Kapu reservation issue is under the purview of the Centre. An angry Kapu leader in Rajahmundry said Jaganmohan Reddy had hurt Kapus’ feelings. “He has lost our trust. No matter what you do, shards cannot be re- AP to ﬁle counter in SC to nail Centre’s lies on assets OUR BUREAU ment. He took strong objection to the attitude of the Centre that it was misleading Amaravati: Incensed with the Centre’s Parliament and also courts. He wondered stand that there was no need for division as to how the Centre was not taking care of institutions listed in the 10th Schedule about the judgments of the Supreme of the AP State Reorganisation Act, 2014 Court. The AP Finance Minister said that between AP and Telangana, the AP govthe Centre did not release funds and disernment has decided to ﬁle a counter affitribute assets and liabilities as per the AP davit in the Supreme Court, debunking the Reorganisation Act. He reiterated that the Centre's claim. The Centre made its stand Centre did not give any beneﬁt under speclear on division of the assets in the Schedcial package though it announced the plan ule X in an affidavit that to compensate beneﬁts in the special status. No scheme in the state got funds as per the special package formula of the Centre misled Centre bearing 90 per cent and the state, SC on division of 10 per cent, he explained. He pointed out that the Centre did assets contrary to not solve any issues between Andhra assurances and Telangana though it has the regiven in Parliament: sponsibility as per the bifurcation Act. He expressed concern over the attitude Yanamala of the Centre in not solving any isuse even four years after bifurcation. He said that it had ﬁled with the the Centre neglected the implementation apex court on a petition ﬁled by Congress of 9th Schedule issue while the assets of MLC P Sudhakar Reddy on the delay in 142 institutions in the 10th Schedule the implementation of the assurances should have been distributed so far. He made in the AP State Reorganisation Act. quoted that the Supreme Court also clariMinister for Finance Yanamala Ramakrﬁed that the assets should be distributed ishnudu, speaking to media- persons here by the Centre. on Tuesday, lashed out at the Centre for The Centre neglected the Kadapa steel submitting an affidavit in the Supreme factory and establishment of railway zone Court contrary to Parliament’s decision on at Visakhapatnam. He said that the BJP the implementation of the division of asgovernment does not have interest in solvsets listed under Schedule X. He said that ing the issues of Andhra Pradesh. The TDP the State would ﬁght for the implementawas agitating for protecting the interests tion of AP Reorganisation Act in toto. of the state, he said and asked the YSRC He asked the Centre as to how it could president YS Jaganmohan Reddy and Jana take a decision against the AP ReorganiSena chief Pawan Kalyan as to why they sation Act which was passed by Parliawere not cornering the Centre. Share your ideas for I-Day speech: Modi New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked citizens for their ideas and suggestions for his speech on Independence Day at the Red Fort in Delhi, a practice he has followed since the last few years. “Share them with me on a specially created forum on the Narendra Modi App. You can also share them on MyGov. https://www.mygov.in/group-issue/givesuggestions-prime-ministers-speech-independenceday-2018/,” the Prime Minister tweeted. “I look forward to receiving your fruit- ful inputs in the coming days,” he added. People have already started suggesting the Prime Minister the issues he should address in his speech. Some wanted him to speak about the growing incidents of sexual assault and harassment of girls and women and others said they would like him to talk about reservation, caste, fake news among other things. “Please talk on the problems faced by common man in GST, the late ﬁling fees, penalty, malfunctioning of GST site and common man being pe- BUSINESS nalised. Also changes you propose to the system of ﬁling returns, late ﬁling occurs due to payment offline thru other banks and then requirement of ﬁling. Instead why not make it simple, amount of tax calculated and paid be treated as return ﬁled (sic),” Satyanarayan Subramaniam wrote on the open forum on MyGov. Modi had invited people to share their suggestions last year through a video on Twitter and assured them of reading all of them and talking about most. Besides Kapus, BCs up in arms against YSRC chief JAGAN BLAMES IT ON MEDIA A joined after a mirror is broken,” he said, adding: “Entire Kapu lot is very much upset. We are about one-fourths of the population of the state. Why is he digging his own grave?” he asked. On the other hand, BCs seem to be not bothered about Jaganmohan Reddy’s statement. Continued on P6 pparently afraid of backlash from Kapus, Jagan on Tuesday beat a hasty retreat on his stand that he would not take up Kapu reservation issue. He said he did not say that he would not take up the issue but the media close to the TDP quoted him out of context and began a smear campaign against him. He said at a public meeting at Pithapuram in East Godavari district that he was committed to reservations for Kapus without disturbing the quota that is already available for the BCs. All unselected H1B visa petitions returned: US Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu during the ‘Grama Darshini’ programme at Gudivada village in Vishakapatnam on Tuesday. S P5 Washington: A US federal agency responsible for the approval of H1B work visas has returned all the H1B petitions that were not selected in the computer-generated lottery system in April. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today said that it has returned all the unselected H1B petitions for the ﬁscal year 2019, beginning October 1, and were submitted to it in April. The Congressional-mandated cap of 65,000 H1B visas and another 20,000 in the advanced degree categories were reached within the ﬁrst ﬁve days after USCIS started accepted H1B applications in April.
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