SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2018 KURNOOL | PAGES 20 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H GURUS OF THE CELLULOID Cinema thrives on drama and the dynamics between a teacher and a student make for intense, emotional narratives as the innumerable and memorable ﬁlms on the subject prove Modi blames Cong for bad loan mess LAUNCHES INDIA POST PAYMENTS BANK School children participate in a 'Dahi Handi' event on the eve of Janmashtami festival Note ban Modi govt’s biggest bungling T he RBI, said to be an independent body on the lines of Election Commission, and its reticent boss Urjit Ravindra Patel remained mere mute spectators when PM Modi took to the television screens at 8 pm on November 8, 2016 and announced his 'grandiose' plan to scrape high-value currency notes, a decision that went on to create 'currency chaos' and haunted the country for several months. S P9 New Delhi: Launching an all-out attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pinned the blame on the previous UPA government and its ‘phone-aloan scam’ for the bad loans in the banking sector and insisted that every penny given at the behest of ‘namdars’ (dynasts) will be recovered. While addressing a gathering at the launch of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) at Talkatora Stadium in the national capital, PM Modi claimed that it took just one call for banks to lend crores of rupees to businessmen close to “one family”. “Four-ﬁve years back, a majority of funds with the banks were reserved only for those close to one family,” he said. “Loans were given on phone calls made by ‘namdars’ (dynasts),” Modi added, without referring to anyone’s name. Stating that lenders were compelled to restructure the debt when the borrowers defaulted, the prime minister accused the UPA government of hiding the extent of non-performing assets (NPAs). “Against Rs 18 lakh crore loans given Nadda inaugurates IPPB at Vijayawada ASSEMBLY SESSION FROM SEPT 6 Naidu plans review meets to make TD poll-ready OUR BUREAU Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a gathering after the launch of India Post Payments Bank in New Delhi on Saturday since Independence to 2008, the ﬁgure rose to an astronomical Rs 52 lakh crore in six years thereafter,” he said. The PM also charged the previous UPA government of “putting the economy on a landmine”. “Our government brought out the true picture of NPAs and the scam of the previous government,” he said. Continued on Page 4 Vijayawada: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda has said the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) would be beneficial to crores of Indians. He felt the IPPB would help the financial inclusion in the country as a large number of people get access to the banking services. The Union Minister inaugurated the IPPB Vijayawada branch at SS convention hall in Labbipet on Saturday. The Union government launched the nationwide prestigious IPPB services on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, Nadda described the inauguration of IPPB a revolutionary programme aimed at bringing the change in the lives of common people. He said the government can mobilise deposits worth Rs 81,500 crore from the people with the help of IPPB. Continued on Page 4 OUR BUREAU Amravati: The Telugu Desam Party seems to be warming up to push its rank and ﬁle into full-ﬂedged election mode. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu held a review meeting with key party leaders here on Saturday. It is learnt that Naidu is likely to make some important announcements, including certain welfare schemes, during the Assembly session that would be held from September 6. Naidu during the review meeting told the members that he would hold districtwise reviews during the Assembly session and the inputs he would get following the meetings will be the important parameters to select the candidates for the next elections. The TDP this time is contemplating to announce the names of some candidates well in advance. Jain monk Tarun Sagar passes away at 51 n President, PM offer condolences Rajayogini Dadi Janki to open versatile service facility today Hyderabad: Rajayogini Dadi Janki, who is just back from international travel, would be inaugurating the Versatile Service Facility to Specialised Groups called “Inner Space” at Shanti Sarovar in Gachibowli as part of Golden Jubilee celebrations on Sunday. The 102-year-old administrative head of worldwide Brahma Kumaris centres will also meet heads of different cross sections of the people in Hyderabad on the occasion and address a public meeting in the evening. She is considered the most powerful spiritual leader in the country. S P4 KADAPA STEEL PLANT ISSUE RCP activists disrupt Union minister’s meet OUR BUREAU Kadapa: Tension prevailed at a meeting organised by the Postal department on the occasion of launching of the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) here by Union Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Anant Kumar Hegde as the functionaries of Rayalaseema Communist Party (RCP) tried to disrupt the event on Saturday. When the minister was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the IPPB, RCP activists raised slogans against the BJP-led NDA government over its failure in setting up a steel plant in Kadapa district. This led to a heated argument between the BJP workers and RCP activists. The Union minister made a vain bid to pacify the RCP activists. The police rushed to the spot and arrested the activists. Meanwhile, a 25-year-old woman reportedly belonging to the RCP hurled chappals at the minister’s convoy when he left the venue after the meeting. The accused was identiﬁed as S K Tasleem of Kadapa town. Police arrested her on the charges of hurling chappals at the minister’s convoy. An RCP activist hurling chappals at the convoy of Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde in Kadapa on Saturday New Delhi: Jain monk Tarun Sagar passed away at a temple here on Saturday after a prolonged illness, an official said. He was 51. Sagar, who was suffering from jaundice and other ailments, breathed his last at around 3 am at the Radhapuri temple here, a temple official said. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over his demise. "Sad to hear of the passing of Jain Muni Shri Tarun Sagar Ji Maharaj. Our country has lost a well-respected spiritual leader. My condolences to his countless followers," Kovind tweeted. "Deeply pained by the untimely demise... We will always remember him for his rich ideals, compassion and contribution to society. His noble teachings will continue inspiring people. My thoughts are with the Jain community and his countless disciples," Modi tweeted. Sagar was earlier admitted to a private medical centre in Delhi. Born in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh district on June 26, 1967, Sagar has a huge following in the Jain community. According to sources, it is learnt that Naidu during the Saturday review meeting expressed his displeasure over some of the party leaders for not taking Grama Darsini and Grama Vikasam programme seriously. Grama Vikasam programme was supposed to be a platform for both government officials as well as party leaders to explain about the developments taken place in the state during the last four and half years. Under Grama Darsini, officials should visit villages and urban areas. Under the Grama Vikasam, the leaders must participate and interact with the public. But reports indicate that a majority of leaders including ministers, MLAs, MLCs, district incharges, constituency incharges and MPs did not participate actively. On the other hand, the officials do not seem to have taken it up seriously as they feel that it was a polit- ical programme rather than a government programme. The officials were supposed to visit the villages twice a week and based on the feedback from the people, the Vision 2019-2024 document would have to be prepared. Naidu is learnt to have told the party leaders to get into action mode and take up these programmes seriously. In view of this, the TDP has decided to hold a meeting of party leaders representing various levels on the eve of Assembly session. The meeting apart from giving an action plan for political activities will also give a direction on how the members should conduct themselves during assembly session, a broad idea of the agenda for the session and will work out details to hold BC meeting at Rajahmundry and Dharma Porata Sabha in Eluru later this month. The dates for the Deeksha are also likely to be ﬁnalised on September 5. Panghal outwits Olympic champ to claim India’s only boxing gold Gold-medallist India's Amit Panghal during the presentation ceremony for Men's light ﬂy (46-49kg) boxing at the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta on Saturday
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