www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL FRIDAY 31 AUGUST 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: A few showers. Overcast. Temp: Max.33°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 55% Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 06:18 TSMDC BETS ON M-SAND TO ESTABLISH MANUFACTURED SAND UNITS REGION WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H BACK TO HYD, VARAVARA RAO SEES BIGGER CONSPIRACY A rejig to usher in Golden T College students form a human pyramid to break the customary earthern pot during the celebration of ‘Chor Dahi Handi’, in Mumbai on Thursday SC/ST members cannot seek quota in other states: SC New Delhi: In a significant verdict, the Supreme Court on Thursday held that a member of an SC/ST community from one state cannot claim the benefit of reservation in government jobs or admission in another state, if his or her caste is not notified there. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi also held that in Delhi, the central reservation policy applicable in jobs of the central government regarding Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST), would be applicable. S P7 Zonal system gets Prez nod; administration set for major haul PATAN AFZAL BABU Hyderabad: With the President giving his assent to the new zonal system proposed by Telangana State, the entire administration is set to be overhauled once the main challenge viz. ﬁnalization of cadre strength at various levels is addressed satisfactorily. The government has begun the giant exercise of ﬁnalization of cadre strength in every department at district, zonal and multi-zonal levels under the new dispensa- tion. The Telangana government has taken up a major revamp of the entire administration for the ﬁrst time, with the last one, of undivided Andhra Pradesh, done in 1975. In that year, the State administration was created based on the zonal system introduced to provide jobs at local level through a Presidential order. On Thursday, the Centre issued a gazette notiﬁcation ap- proving the new zonal system for Telangana state. Officials said that the major challenge before the government is ﬁnalization of cadre strength in each department at the district, zonal and multi-zonal levels. After reorganization of the districts, the existing staff have been deployed in 21 new districts on “order to serve.” Continued on Page 4 GOLDEN MOMENTS Rupee hits record low of 70.81 Mumbai: The Indian rupee plunged to a fresh record low of 70.81 to a US dollar during the morning trade session on Thursday. Around 10 am the rupee was pegged at 70.68 after it touched 70.81 to a US dollar -- the lowest ever mark -- against the greenback. S P9 Indian athletes Sarita Gayakwad, Hima Das, Vismaya and Poovamma Raju celebrate after winning the Gold medal in the women's 4x400m relay event at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta on Thursday. (Above) Gold medallist athlete Jinson Johnson celebrates during the medal ceremony for the men's 1500m event in Jakarta S P12 SPIN-OFF OF JAMBAGH GIVEAWAY MIM eyeing 3 TRS Assembly seats to widen base in Hyd OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, apparently with the intention of expanding its presence in the city, is understood to have urged the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti to leave three more Assembly seats for it to contest, apart from the seven Assembly constituencies held by the party. In the Old City, which has been the bastion of the Majlis over the years, the party presently holds seven seats. Now the party is planning to expand its base in other parts of the city. The party feel that results of the Greater Hyderabad Election Municipal Corporation elections indicate that the party has substantial support in certain other parts of the city. According to sources, MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi had a meeting with Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao. During the meeting, the former is learnt to have sought three Assembly seats. The MIM chief’s reasoning is that TRS is K T Rama Rao and Asaduddin Owaisi either weak or not strong in these three constituencies; and, hence, the seats are better left to MIM for the next elections. Sources said that the MIM chief had sought Jubilee Hills, Amberpet and Rajendranagar. The MIM has been eyeing the three seats ever since the party fared well in most of the divisions in GHMC polls. The party has either won or stood second in the election. The Rajendranagar constituency is represented by Prakash Goud, who won on TDP ticket and later joined TRS. The Jubilee Hills constituency is represented by Maganti Gopinath, who has also made entry into TRS from TDP. Continued on Page 4 Odisha not against DeMon meant to help cronies: Rahul AP railway zone OUR BUREAU New Delhi: BJD MP Prasanna Kumar Patasani has made it clear that Odisha government was not against creation of railway zone with Visakhapatnam as its headquarters. The MP from Bhubaneswar, participating in the meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs here on Thursday, disputed the claim that the Odisha was against the formation of the railway zone. According to sources, Standing Committee chairman P Chidambaram, reviewing implementation of the promises made in AP State Reorganisation Act 2014, wanted to know why so many assurances had remained unfulﬁlled. Expressing displeasure over the way the officials had acted on implementing the bifurcation Act, the Standing Committee chairman referred to Section 108 Prasanna Kumar Patsani which laid down that the promises made in the Act should be fulﬁlled within three years. He wanted to know why so much delay had taken place with regard to setting up of new educational institutions in both AP and Telangana states, among others. The officials, in reply, told him that the issues relating to railway zone, revenue deﬁcit and according special category status to AP were under the consideration of the government. The committee decided to prepare a report on the way the bifurcation assurances are being implemented in both AP and TS, sources said. Law panel okays joint poll idea New Delhi: Holding simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and state assemblies is a solution to prevent the country from being in constant election mode, the Law Commission said on Thursday in its draft report and recommended changes in the Constitution and the electoral law to hold the mammoth exercise.The 'draft' report submitted to the Law Ministry recommended “holding of simultaneous elections to House of the People (Lok Sabha) and the State Legislative Assemblies (except the State of Jammu and Kashmir).” New Delhi: Terming the demonetisation a "scam", Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the primary purpose behind the exercise was to help "15-20 biggest crony capitalists" whose loans have turned into NPAs. "Why did he (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) do it (demonetisation)? His 15-20 big industrialist friends had accumulated NPAs worth thousands of crore. So through demonetisation your (common man's) money was taken out of your pocket and put directly in the pockets of the country's biggest crony capital- ists," Gandhi told the media. He said Modi's "friends" turned black money into white after the November 2016 note ban. "For example, a cooperative bank in Gujarat whose Director is (BJP President) Amit Shah, exchanged Rs 700 crore in the wake of demonetisation. It cannot even be called a jumla, it can be called a scam," he added. "Indeed, Prime Minister Modi did what had not been done in the last 70 years... He did it and devastated the economy (through demonetisation)," the Congress president said. functioning. He denied having discussed the recent statements of Siddharamaiah during the meeting. Siddaramaiah's remarks about becoming the state chief minister have given rise to speculation about the strains developing between the two coali- tion partners in the state. At present, the cabinet comprises 16 Congress and 10 JDS members, including chief minister and deputy chief minister, and as per rule four more can be added, one from JDS and three from Congress. K’taka JDS-Cong govt completes 100 days New Delhi: On the completion of 100 days of JDS- Congress government in Karnataka, state Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday met Rahul Gandhi and said the coalition was going strong even as he discussed the expansion of his cabinet with the Congress chief. While Kumaraswamy termed his meeting as a "courtesy call", sources said a decision to expand the state cabinet was taken during the meeting between the two leaders which would be done in the next few weeks. Kumaraswamy told reporters after the meeting that a decision on cabinet expansion of the coalition government and appointment of chairmen of various boards and corporations would be taken soon. The Chief Minis- HDK discusses Cabinet expansion with Rahul ter also said that the JDS- Congress coalition government is secure under the leadership of senior Congress leader and former chief minister Siddaramaiah. In a brief meeting with Gandhi at his residence, Kumaraswamy also apprised him about the performance of the coalition government which completed 100 days on Thursday. "Today I completed 100 days in Chief Minister's ofﬁce, so I am here to pay my regards to the Congress president," he said. He added that Gandhi expressed happiness over the way the Karnataka government was JNTU-H faces ﬂak over fake doctorate degrees VRC PHANIHARAN Hyderabad: Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTU-H) is facing embarrassment following other state universities calling for reports on the faculty members working in the colleges affiliated to the JNTU-H. It may be recalled here that, the JNTU-H had faced allegations of ratifying the PhDs of several faculty members working in the private engineering colleges without verifying their genuineness. The faculty members holding positions from Assistant Professors to Professors al- The JNTU-H is battling allegations of ratifying PhDs of several faculty members working in private engineering colleges without verifying their genuineness legedly obtained their PhDs from universities like Gondwana, Moinabad, Magadha, Mithila, Siksha ‘O’ Anusand- han, OPS University, Singhania, Sun Rise University, Himalaya, CMJ, Goutham Buddha, Jaya Prakash Narayan and Golden State to a name a few. That apart, a few others were claiming to have received their PhDs from the universities in Mississippi, United States, Barcelona in Spain and other countries. Speaking to The Hans India, a senior official from the JNTU-H said, "On receipt of the complaints, the university had inspected and found that the degrees of the faculty members in question had been ratified for years without ascertaining their genuineness. And, the university had been taking steps to weed out the black sheep." However, not satisfied with the action initiated against the PhD holders, now several people have started sending their complaints directly to the uni- versities concerned from where the faculty members in question have been claiming to have obtained their doctoral degrees. In one such case, acting on a complaint received, Prof G Nageswara Rao, Vice-Chancellor, Andhra University, directed senior officials of the academic wing to call for a report. In turn, the officials have called the faculty in question, working in a reputed and accredited engineering college affiliated to the JNTU-H, to send degree certificates to the University for verification. Apart from this, some of the colleges located in Dindigul, Ghatkesar, Medchal and a few other places are facing the allegations where faculty with PhD degrees are working even as the principals of the colleges. Responding to a query, Dr Ashok Kumar Singh, Registrar, Gautam Buddha University (GBU), Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh said, "the university has zero tolerance towards people falsely claiming to have obtained their doctoral degrees from GBU. If there are any doubts on the genuineness of a degree awarded by GBU, then, people concerned can send a letter to us giving details and we will respond to the same after due verification," he added.
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