www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.29C. Min.18°C. Humidity: 42% Sunrise: 06:09 Sunset: 05:40 RELIANCE INDUSTRIES FACING OIL SHOCK IN INDIA SPORTS WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H INDIA THRASH WEST INDIES BY 224 RUNS IN 4TH ODI SC to hear Ayodhya case in Jan Congress president Rahul Gandhi offers prayers with MP Congress chief Kamal Nath and party state campaign committee chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia at Mahakaleshwar temple during his tour in Ujjain, on Monday Supreme Court stays Bombay HC order on activists New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed a Bombay High Court order disallowing more time to the Maharashtra Police to investigate five activists accused of being linked to a banned Maoist outfit and file a charge-sheet. India attacks Pak Army HQ Srinagar: The Indian Army has fired at Pakistan Army's administrative headquarters situated near Poonch district along the Line of Control (LoC). According to sources, the attack by Indian forces comes in retaliation to the firing of mortar shells witnessed in Poonch and Jhallas on October 23. 8P7 SC bans 15-year old petrol vehicles in NCR New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday prohibited the plying of 15-year-old petrol and 10-yearold diesel vehicles in the national capital region (NCR) and directed the transport department to announce that such vehicles would be impounded if found plying. 8P7 Turns down Uttar Pradesh plea for early hearing New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday turned down requests from the Uttar Pradesh government for early hearing in the Ayodhya case and said it will decide on the bench that will hear the case only in January next year. Tushar Mehta, additional solicitor-general, who appeared on behalf of the Uttar Pradesh government in the title suit, asked the court to take up the case after the Diwali break. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said the appropriate bench will decide the date in January. “We don’t know which bench will hear the matter,” Gogoi said. The petitions, which challenge the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment in the disputed Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title suit, will be taken up in the ﬁrst week of January. The Allahabad High Court had ordered trifurcation of the disputed site between the Nirmohi Akhada, Ram Lalla (the deity which is a party in the case through a legal representative) and the Sunni Muslim Waqf Board in September 2010. Continued on Page 4 n Delhi man was pilot of crashed Boeing 737 flight File photo Mahant Dharam Dass OWAISI CHALLENGES GOVT Hyderabad: MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday challenged the Modi government to bring in an ordinance for early construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya, amid demands within the BJP and some Sangh Parivar outfits to do so. Soon after the Supreme Court said the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute cases would be heard by an appropriate bench in January 2019, voices emerged within the BJP, favouring early construction of the temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. Asked if the government would bring an Ordinance under pressure, Owaisi said: "Every Tom, Dick and Harry of BJP, RSS, VHP is saying this. You are in power. Let us see. I challenge them to do it." Owaisi said the Apex Court had taken a considered decision that the matter would be heard by an appropriate bench in January (next year) and it would decide the dates. Hyderabad: In the wake of increasing tension between Andhra and Telangana after the AP police allegedly snooped into the T state to conduct a survey, the Election Commission has decided not to seek the services of the Andhra Pradesh police in the poll-bound state. The Commission is apprehensive that the deployment of Andhra police on election-related duty in Telangana may trigger clashes between the political parties at the time of elections. The election authorities took serious note of the snooping in Telangana by the AP police and raised serious doubts on the discharge of the duties by the neighbouring state officials impartially in Telangana. Taking all the political developments into consideration, Telangana Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar said the Commission gave up the plan to request AP to deploy its forces mainly home guards to oversee security arrangements at the polling booths. The official said the Commission wrote to Orissa , Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra requesting them to deploy 5,000 home guards each from the five states. The government has estimated the requirement of nearly 70,000 police personnel to oversee law & order, protection of polling booths and strong rooms to safeguard EVMs and VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) till the counting of the votes. In addition to the requirement of forces from the neighbouring states, the Commission has also urged the Centre to deploy 307 companies of paramilitary forces. To monitor the RSS for law to build Ram temple New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Monday called for enactment of a law to facilitate construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya and said the RSS will support whatever decision is taken by saints on the matter. "The RSS is of the view that Ram temple must be constructed at the birth place of Lord Ram and the place should be given to Ram Janmbhoomi Nyas. The construction of temple will create harmonious atmosphere. Jakarta: A Lion Air passenger plane that took off on Monday from Jakarta crashed into the Java sea shortly after take-off with 189 people on board, all of whom are feared dead in Indonesia’s worst air disaster in recent years. The pilot, Capt Bhavye Suneja, was from India and had more than 6,000 ﬂight hours, and his co-pilot had more than 5,000 hours. The aircraft’s pilot had asked to return to Jakarta’s airport shortly after take-off, and his request was cleared by air traffic controllers. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane then lost contact with controllers and plunged into the sea from 3,000 feet. Authorities quickly launched a search-and-rescue mission but later said they do not expect to ﬁnd any survivors. Rescuers soon began pulling debris out of the sea, including parts of the aircraft’s fuselage, ID cards and bags belonging to the passengers on board. Continued on Page 4 KCR RETURNS FROM DELHI AFTER TREATMENT EC NOT TO DEPLOY AP COPS FOR TS POLL DUTY OUR BUREAU Indonesian plane crashes; 189 dead Rajat Kumar TRS to resume campaign with new vigour OUR BUREAU expenditure of the candidates, the official said he had requisitioned the Income Tax department to allot 53 I-T officials and supporting staff after the election notification. As many as 68 general observers and 10 police observers will also plunge into action to monitor pollrelated affairs in every Assembly segment. Referring to the phone tapping issue, Rajat Kumar said DGP M Mahendar Reddy informed him that phone tapping was being done strictly as per the well laid out procedures in the interest of the national security and prevention of crime. In the letter to the CEO, the DGP said “there are checks and balances in the system under the law. There is no scope of any illegal phone tapping.” The official also said laws do not permit phone tapping for political purpose. Hyderabad: TRS supremo K Chandrashekhar Rao will intensify his party’s poll campaign after recuperating from dental and eye-related ailment which he has been suffering from lately. Tentatively, KCR will kick-start campaign in November ﬁrst week. He returned to Hyderabad from New Delhi on Monday night after undergoing a minor treatment at private hospital in the nation’s capital. Leaders said that the arrangements for the conduct of major public meetings in Khammam, Warangal and Karimnagar are already in full swing. The three meetings will be held in November ﬁrst week. KCR has already addressed three such big meetings in Nizamabad, Wanaparthi and Nalgonda districts recently. The party leaders said that KCR has prepared a campaign strategy under which he will take part in the district-level public meetings ﬁrst. After that, the TRS chief will address the Assembly constituency level meetings. Like in 2014 elections, KCR is planning to address public meetings in nearly 100 assembly constituencies. TRS senior leaders KT Rama Rao and T Harish Rao have already embarked on tours in the selected assembly segments and are addressing local public meetings for the last one week. The two leaders have concentrated mainly on Rangareddy, Medak and Mahbubnagar districts. Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at a ceremony for signing and exchange of agreements, in Tokyo, on Monday India, Japan sign $75b currency pact New Delhi/Tokyo: India and Japan on Monday concluded a USD 75 billion bilateral currency swap agreement, a move that will help in bringing greater stability in foreign exchange and capital markets in the country. The agreement will further strengthen and widen the depth and diversity of economic cooperation between the two countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is visiting Japan, and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe held delegation-level talks during which the two leaders discussed a range of bilateral, re- gional and global issues including the situation in the Indo-Paciﬁc region. “With a view to enhancing ﬁnancial and economic cooperation, governments of Japan and India welcomed the agreement to conclude a Bilateral Swap Arrangement (BSA) of USD 75 billion,” said IndiaJapan Vision Statement issued after the summit-level meeting between the two leaders. The swap agreement, a ﬁnance ministry’s release said, should “aid in bringing greater stability to foreign exchange and capital markets in India”. TRS banks on BC welfare schemes PARTY TO CASH IN ON TODDY SHOPS, FISH AND SHEEP DISTRIBUTION K CHANDRASHEKAR Hyderabad: Ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) leaders are banking on the tailor-made schemes of the government for the Backward Caste community to help them in winning the Assembly elections. The party leaders said that the community-based tailormade schemes, which were brought out for Yadavs (sheep distribution), Gouds (toddy shops) and Gangaputra and Mudiraj (ﬁsh seedlings distribution) would help the party to get handsome number of votes. A senior TRS leader said that the government from the beginning focused on the attracting the caste-based organisations. The initial beneﬁciaries were the Gouds, who were provided relief by opening up toddy shops in the city. This had helped in instilling conﬁdence among the community. There were other sops announced, including enhancing of the ex gratia in case of any untoward eventuality. The next step by the government to attract the BCs was to provide sheep to the Yadav and Kuruma communities. While the opposition mocked the scheme, File photo the ruling party members, including minister said that this was a success story as it has improved the ﬁnancial position of the Yadavs and Kuruma communities. The government had distributed 60 lakh sheep to the Yadav and Kuruma communities. Similar policy was adopted by the government towards the Gangaputra and Mudiraj community. The government provided ﬁsh seedlings worth Rs 42 crore, which beneﬁtted about 4,000 ﬁsheries cooperative societies involving 24 lakh ﬁshermen mostly Gangaputra and Mudiraj communities. A TRS leader said that there was a time when people believed TDP was the party of the BCs but now the situation has changed. “The BC vote-bank is now looking towards TRS because of the tailor-made schemes made for them. The chief minister has given details of the beneficiaries to the candidates. They would highlight during their campaign. This would definitely ensure the victory of TRS in the coming elections,” he said. Most Backward Castes (MBC) Chairman T Srinivas told The Hans India that the BC communities were going to ensure victory of the party in the coming elections. He said that the government had allocated Rs 6,000 crore for the BCs in the budget and the communities were given the support they needed for their uplift.
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