www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL MONDAY 29 OCTOBER 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.32C. Min.16°C. Humidity: 29% Sunrise: 06:09 Sunset: 05:41 Actor-writer Girish Karnad addresses during the 7th edition of 'Bangalore Literature Festival' (BLF), in Bengaluru on Sunday Air quality severe in most parts of Delhi New Delhi: With more than half of the national capital suffering a "severe or severe-plus" air quality, Delhi and the regions around it saw a sudden spike in effluents on Sunday, with Faridabad's air 25 times more polluted than safety standards. According to the data from the Central Pollution Control Board's (CPCB) monitoring station, the major effluent PM2.5 or particles with diameter less than 2.5mm was 1,515 micrograms per cubic metres at 10 am, which dropped to 1,295 units by 3 pm. BUSINESS WINDOWS REGION H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H CONG TURNS TECH-SAVVY TO ZERO IN ON CANDIDATES NEW USFDA GUIDANCE: BENEFIT TO LOCAL PHARMA FORMULATORS BJP WILL BE BACK WITH BANG: SHAH ‘Oppn alliance has neither leader nor policy’ OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: BJP national president Amit Shah said on Sunday that his party will win the next general election hands down regardless of the efforts of the Opposition parties to forge an alliance against his party. Addressing the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) ‘Vijay Lakshya -2019 Maha Adhiveshan’, attended in good numbers from across the country on the concluding day here on Sunday, Shah said: “The proposed grand alliance will ﬁzzle out even before it could take a shape.” “One by one, National Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Power, former UP chief minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee have already left the grand alliance,” Shah said. He said the Opposition parties, no matter how many alliances they would form, would not be able to dent the prospects of the BJP. Giving reasons for his conﬁdence, the saffron party chief said the BJP has been striving to implement various programmes for the welfare of the youth, women, farmers, SCs and STs, villages and towns, giving a direction to the development in every sector. Unlike the 10-year rule of the UPA, efforts being made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the last fourand-half years have made the country make greater strides in every sector. In turn, the economic growth is visible making the country as one of the fastgrowing economies in the world, he said. The BJP has on its agenda a plan • • • • • Says NDA will win hands down in 2019 elections Addresses BJYM Vijay Lakshya-2019 Maha Adhiveshan BJP has agenda to make India a world leader Shah ﬂays Opposition on the National Registration of Citizens Will win Telangana too, Shah expresses conﬁdence BJP national president Amit Shah with Telangana party chief K Lakshman at the All India BJYM conclave, in Hyderabad on Sunday Photo: N Shiva Kumar Meru to make India a world leader with Modi's Skill India, Make in India, Ayushman Bharat and the like to extend the fruits of development and welfare to the last person in the country. Contrary to this, the Opposition parties have only a single agenda, Modi Hatao. And, the Opposition parties have neither any principles (Neeti) nor agenda to serve the country. It was towards this end, that the Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Opposition parties had created a ruckus MANN KI BAAT PM calls for united ﬁght to tackle terror New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that only refraining from war cannot ensure peace. Instead, there is a need for "united universal cooperation" to combat terrorism, climate change and for economic development and social justice. Modi made the remarks in his monthly radio programme "Mann Ki Baat", ahead of November 11 - the day when World War I ended a hundred years ago. Modi said India had no direct connection with the War but it was an important event because Indian soldiers fought bravely and sacriﬁced their lives. "The world witnessed a dance of death and devastation during the World War I. Around one crore PM Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Yamanashi, Japan on Sunday soldiers and almost the same number of civilians lost their lives. This made the whole world realise and understand the importance of peace. The deﬁnition of peace has changed in the last hundred years. Continued on Page 4 in Parliament by trying to take the Modi's government to task in support of illegal immigrants into the country. Shah criticised the Opposition parties for opposing the National Registration of Citizens (NRC) in Assam which only shows that the illegal immigrants are more important for them than their own citizens. "Perhaps the Opposition parties might resort to such activities with an eye on the vote bank politics. Continued on Page 4 Trump turns down India’s invite for Republic Day fete Washington: US President Donald Trump has turned down India's invitation to be the chief guest during the Republic Day parade. This comes at a time when relations between the countries are not in the best of health. The US had recently issued warning against India if it goes ahead with signing the S-400 missile system deal with Russia. India signed the deal for five such systems when Russian President Vladimir Putin visited India earlier this month. Besides this, the Trump administration has been threatening India with sanctions if it continues to procure oil from Iran. India continues to import oil from Iran. The reason cited by the Trump administration to turn down the Republic Day invite is that President Trump has other pressing engagement on the same date. Trump reportedly has to deliver the State of The Union (SOTU) address and its timing conﬂicts with the Republic Day celebrations. AGREEMENT REACHED ON SEAT-SHARING Congress to release ﬁrst list on Nov 1 OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: With the Mahakutami partners reaching an agreement on seat-sharing, the Congress, Telangana Jana Samithi, Telugu Desam and Communist Party of India would announce the ﬁrst list of their candidates on November 1. They would also announce the formation of the alliance on the same day and would announce the number of seats they are going to contest and the seats they have been allotted as per the agreement. This would bring down the curtains on the confusion in the political circles on the formation of the alliance. The Congress high com- File photo mand summoned PCC president Uttam Kumar Reddy to Delhi on Saturday and arranged a meeting with Telugu Desam national presi- dent Chandrababu Naidu on the seat sharing. The Congress would also announce its manifesto on November 1. It would announce seats to be contested by it on the same day. The Manifesto Committee has completed the work on it and submitted the draft to the PCC. The PCC has decided that the Congress should have its own manifesto notwithstanding the common minimum programme. The PCC president met CPI general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy at Delhi along with Chandrababu Naidu. The leaders have discussed the seat-sharing issues and have come to an understanding on the numbers. According to sources, the Congress would contest in 91, the Telugu Desam in 15, Telangana Jana Samithi in 8 and the CPI in 5. Continued on Page 4 KTR prefers TDP, YSRCP to national parties in AP Says national parties do not understand local needs OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: TRS leader and Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao on Sunday said that he would like Telugu Desam Party coming to power in Andhra Pradesh. The minister addressed two meetings of voters from different states, including north Indians, natives of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. Speaking on ‘Mana Hyderabad, Mana Andaridi Hyderabad’ by the natives of Andhra Pradesh, Rama Rao said regional parties should get strengthened in the country. He would not mind even if Telugu Desam Party or YSR Congress comes to power in Andhra Pradesh. The national parties do not take note of the problems of the people and to avoid this the regional parties should be strengthened, he added. “There may be differences among us but it should be seen as differences between political party leaders,” said Rama Rao reaching out to the Andhra voters. He also wanted them not to take the words of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao individually. “Chief Minister’s words were not intended to people of Andhra Pradesh. He spoke against Chandrababu Naidu and TDP. You may ask what is the need? But the TDP is an opposition party in the State,” he said. The TRS leader urged the voters to take note of the approach of TRS government during the last four years and judge it. “I urge the people from Coastal and Rayalaseema region to see functioning of the TS government. Remove all doubts from your minds. I do not lie to voters,” he said. Continued on Page 4 KCR in Delhi for eye tests OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao would be in New Delhi for the next two to three days to undergo eye and dental tests. The Chief Minister has decided to go to Delhi for check up on the advice of the doctors since he would be busy with vigorous campaign in the elections in Telangana from the ﬁrst week of November. KCR already reached New Delhi on Sun- day evening. There are no scheduled official programmes of the Chief Minister during his stay in Delhi. Sources, however, said the CM may meet leaders from some Opposition parties in the state. In wake of several TRS leaders joining the Congress recently, the party feels that there are some leaders, who would be willing to join the ruling party and it would depend on the announcement of tickets by the main Opposition party.
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