www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL SATURDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Overcast Temp: Max.30C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 62% Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 06:25 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H CM ON FAST-TRACK WINDOWS KCR CLEARS 1000 FILES IN TWO DAYS PATAN AFZAL BABU India’s Sunayna Kuruvilla, Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Joshana Chinappa and Tanvi Khanna celebrate after winning the women’s squash semifinal match against Malaysia at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarata on Friday Manufacturing lifts Q1 GDP to 8.2% New Delhi: An upswing in manufacturing activity accelerated India's GDP growth rate in the first quarter of 2018-19 to 8.2 per cent, official data showed here on Friday. According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the GDP at 2011-12 prices in the first quarter (Q1) of 2018-19 registered a growth rate of 8.2 per cent, up from 7.7 per cent reported for Q4 of 2017-18 and 5.6 per cent in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. "The economic activities which registered growth of over 7 per cent in Q1 of 2018-19 over Q1 of 2017-18 are 'manufacturing', 'electricity, gas, water supply and other utility services', 'construction' and 'public administration, defence and other services'," a statement by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation said. S P8 Modi, Thai PM discuss bilateral ties Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held "productive talks" with his Thai counterpart Prayuth Chan-ocha during which the two leaders reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral ties, including ways to strengthen cooperation between India and Thailand. The two leaders met in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, on the sidelines of BIMSTEC Summit. IT minister K T Rama Rao reviews arrangements for the September 2 Pragathi Nivedana Sabha at Kongara Kalan on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Friday All roads lead to Kongara Kalan TRS leaving no stone unturned to make it a big hit K CHANDRASEKHAR Hyderabad: The rank and ﬁle of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti are leaving no stone unturned to make the ‘mother of all public meetings’ Pragati Nivedana Sabha a huge success. The party leaders feel that this would be the biggest ever meeting in the country, which would never happen again in future. According to sources, the party leadership has asked the leaders to bring about 20,000 to 25,000 from each Assembly constituency to the public meeting on September 2 at Kongara Kalan near Ibrahimpatnam. The meeting venue would be in about 500 acres of area and remaining 1,500 acres would be used for parking facility. The stage is 100 feet in length and 60 feet width and at a height of 10 feet. The meeting stage can accommodate 600 persons but only 300 leaders of the party, including party state committee leaders, MPs, MLAs, MLCs, corporation chairmen would be allowed on the stage. The police have taken over the stage under their control on Friday itself. Thousands of police personnel would be deployed for ensuring security and safety to the VIPs and people. According to the TRS leaders there would be a road exclusively for Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao since he had desired to come to the meeting by road. Continued on Page 4 HMDA ADVISORY AVOID ORR ROUTE ON SEPTEMBER 2 Hyderabad: HMDA commissioner B Janardhan Reddy has appealed to citizens not to travel by the Outer Ring Road (ORR) on September 2 as the expressway would be filled with vehicles attending TRS' Pragati Nivedana Sabha at Kongara Kolan. He tried to alert passengers going towards Shamshabad by advising them to take alternative routes to reach the airport. In a statement issued on Friday, Reddy said journey on ORR would take more time than on regular days due to heavy vehicular flow on Sunday. Continued on Page 4 buildings allotted to nearly 20 castes recently. The reHyderabad: In the wake of lease of funds under self-emreports of early elections, ployment schemes launched Chief Minister K Chanby various welfare departdrashekar Rao has shifted ments were also got KCR’s his focus on to clearing the nod and the district authorifiles piled up in the CMO ties launched the distribu(Chief Minister’s Office) for tion of scheme beneﬁts to the the last one year. The files identiﬁed beneﬁciaries. include long-pending apWith regard to the adminproval to the vacanistrative matters cies to be filled in mainly the promany departments, motions and depadministrative matutations, state ters and the clearGAD (General Adance of bills pendministration Deing in Irrigation, partment, PolitiMunicipal Admincal) Adhar Sinha istration, Rural Dehas been envelopment and trusted to forward Roads and Buildall the pending ings Department, ﬁles to the CMO besides implemenfor clearance on a tation of hiked fast mode. The Fisalaries of contract nance department and outsourcing was busy ﬁnalizing Getting ready for dissolution of Assembly? the number of vaworkers. The Chief Miniscancies in every ter got into action mode and important ﬁles for the last on department to be ﬁlled in the cleared nearly 1,000 ﬁles perweek," an official source said. fresh recruitment to be taken taining to the state adminisThe sources said the CM up under the new zonal systration in just two days. It is accorded top priority to the tem which got the Presidenlearnt that KCR wanted to ﬁles pending with regard to tial nod two day ago. All the clear all the ﬁles before Septhe BC, SC, ST and Minority ﬁles will be forwarded to tember 6, the date on which Welfare. He has already KCR for his ﬁnal nod before KCR is likely to announce the sanctioned funds for the conSeptember ﬁrst week. Continued on Page 4 dissolution of the Assembly. struction of community Cabinet meet ahead of Nivedana Sabha Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao will convene cabinet meeting on Sunday (September 2), the day the ruling TRS is organising a mammoth public meeting - ‘Pragati Nivedana Sabha’ to be addressed by him at Kongara Kalan on Hyderabad’s outskirts. Official sources said the cabinet meeting would be a brief affair at Pragati Bhavan at 1 PM before he leaves for the venue of the Activists wanted to end Modi Raj: Cops New Delhi: The Maharashtra police on Friday said it found ‘incriminating evidence’ against the ﬁve arrested activists during the raids on Tuesday that hinted at a conspiracy by Maoists to overthrow the Narendra Modi government with a "Rajiv Gandhilike incident". Sudha Bharadwaj, Gautam Navlakha, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, and P Varavara Rao were arrested on Tuesday for their alleged links to banned out CPI Maoist. At a press brieﬁng on Friday, ADG Parambir Singh said that an email letter between Rona Wilson and a CPI-Maoist leader spoke of the alleged assassination plot. Human rights activist Rona On the instruction of the CMO, all the secretaries are busy forwarding the ﬁles from their departments for clearance, including release of funds under various schemes meant for welfare and development programmes." KCR, who left for his farm house on Thursday night, is busy looking into the public meeting. The Chief Minister will inform his cabinet colleagues the announcements related to the TRS and the government which he would be making at the public meeting. The cabinet will also discuss the new zonal system which came into force in the state and its benefits to the youth in getting employment in their zones. Continued on Page 4 Cong to strike caste balance with 2 more working chiefs NM SATHEESH Jacob Wilson was arrested from Delhi in June in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence in Maharashtra in January this year. “A protected communication between Rona Wilson and Surendra Gadling was recovered by police officers. Pune police were able to crack the protected password, which showed a conspiracy by the Maoists to overthrow the established government," he said. He displayed the letter that spoke of ending "Modi raj" with a "Rajiv Gandhi-like" incident. "The letter also spoke of requirement of Rs 8 crore for annual supply of grenade launcher with four lakh rounds," he said. He said the police had also found thousands of minutes, mails, letters and other documents of CPI Maoists. Continued on Page 4 Hyderabad: The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) would get two more working presidents as the high command is keen on the creation of the posts to balance caste equations in the state party. The AICC leaders, who have summoned PCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy to Delhi on July 30, have sought recommendaBalram Naik tions from him in this regard. AICC senior functionaries Ashok Gehlot and others have been examining the names being proposed by the PCC. The high command has speeded up the exercise on appointment of executive of the PCC and the committees. It wants to announce the names of the new working presidents and chairmen or conveners of the committees in the first week of September as ruling TRS is raring to go for early elections to Assembly. Continued on Page 4 Ponnam Prabhakar Women stay away from Haj without mehram ASKARI JAFFER Hyderabad: In 2014, Saudi Arabia updated its earlier rule and allowed women above 45 years to go in groups on Haj pilgrimage. And, after three years, in 2018 India too passed a resolution to let women go on Haj without a male escort. Women over the age of 45 will no longer have to be accompanied by a mehram, or close male relative, such as a father, husband, brother or son, the government-added in the country’s ﬁrst Haj policy. This year more than 47 per cent of the total number of pilgrims are women, which is the highest ever representation of women in Haj from India out of Today, Muslim women can perform Haj without ‘mehram’. Mehram is a male escort like father, husband, brother or son who accompanies women to perform Haj. Around 1,300 women went on Haj without mehram from diﬀerent parts of the country. But no one from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh opted for this facility Picture for illustration purpose only which, around 1,300 women travelled in groups without mehram. Talha Jabeen, social activist from Hyderabad, says that, “Haj is a beautiful and sacred journey for the almighty adding up disobedience is basically not appreciated. It is the maulana’s and mufti’s who should decide and declare the laws of the religion rather than the government of any country.” She adds, “The way prime minister highlighted it made it more controversial though this practice was very much in progress in many countries. The aged women, or who are alone, can perform Haj. Women above 45 can go on Haj in special cases accompanied by a male from an individual’s family just to be on more secure and safer side. If the Muslim women from Telangana didn’t go it’s their choice and convenience.” Special officer Telangana Haj Committee Prof. SA Shukoor, shares, “No application has been submitted without mehram from here.” About his take on this practice he states, “We implement rules which are created by the government. All state Haj Committee has to work according to the Central Haj Committee Act 2002, which we are doing. Whatever rules are given by the Central Haj Committee we have to implement them.” Continued on Page 4
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