www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Mostly Sunny Temp: Max.33°C. Min.20C. Humidity: 45 Sunrise: 06:14 Sunset: 05:36 Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating Diwali with the jawans of the Indian Army and ITBP, at Harsil in Uttarakhand on Wednesday BUSINESS WINDOWS REGION H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H HARISH RAO MAKES LIGHT OF KUTAMI NBFCs NEED `95K CR IN NOV TO REPAY DEBTS TRS list of 12 on Nov 11 n KCR to instruct candidates on how Tribal university in AP gets Cabinet nod to take up strategic poll campaign New Delhi: The Union cabinet on Thursday approved setting up of 'Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh'. It will be established in Relli village of Vizianagaram District. The proposed university will come up after necessary amendment in the Central Universities Act, Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. "The 'Central Tribal University of AP' will be set up in Relli village of Vizianagaram District as provided under the Thirteenth Schedule to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. "Cabinet has also approved the provision of funds of Rs 420 crore for the first phase expenditure towards establishment of the Central Tribal University," the government said in its statement. OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: TRS president K Chandrashekar Rao is likely to announce candidates for the remaining 12 Assembly seats on November 11 a day before Election Commission issues notiﬁcation for the elections. He has already announced names of the candidates for 107 Assembly seats, including 105 on September 6. According to sources, KCR is likely to address all the candidates and give them necessary instruction on how to take up campaign once the notiﬁcation is announced. The Election Commission will release notiﬁcation on November 12 and the nomination process would also start from the same day. Before meeting the candidate, the TRS chief would meet the Manifesto Committee and ﬁnalise the manifesto. Sources said that the committee has already submitted the draft copy of the manifesto. Congress list to be out in next 48 hours n Party prepares leaders who are not on the ticket list OUR BUREAU New Delhi: The Congress has been preparing ground for the announcement of the party nominees for the ensuing Assembly elections. Before making the official announcement, the Congress counselled leaders from several districts asking them work together and help the CongressTDP-TJS combine win the election even if they are not allotted tickets. The official announcement is likely on November 9 or 10. The Congress has told the alliance partners about the seats they would be given. According to sources, the Congress offered 11 seats to Telugu Desam, eight to Telangana Jana Samithi, one to Telangana Inti Party and 3 to CPI. The Congress would contest in about 94 to 96 seats. The Congress offered Wyra, Husnabad and Bellmapally seats to CPI. Similarly, TJS is learnt to have been given Jangaon from where Prof Kodandaram will contest, Malkajgiri Kapilvai Dileep Kumar, Medak Janardhan Reddy, Wardhanpet, Mabhabubanagar Telangana Congress in-charge RC Khuntia addressing media at 10 Janpath after Congress party central election commission meeting in New Delhi on Thursday Rajender Reddy. Siddipet Bhavani Reddy, Dubbaka Rajender, and Ramagundam G Ilaiah Yadav. The AICC has also asked Kodandaram to come to Delhi on Friday for further talks. The Congress has already, it is said, decided upon 54 seats and Thursday's announcement means it has zeroed in on 20 seats more after ﬁltering the names. This was disclosed by the incharge of the party for Telangana, RC Khuntia, to the media on Thursday evening after a meeting with Sonia Gandhi. Continued on Page 4 The party has almost ﬁnalised the candidates for the remaining 12 constituencies. The TRS president is slated to announce candidates either in a couple of days or on November 11. Sources said that former minister Danam Nagender’s name has been ﬁnalised for Khairatabad. However, there is more competition among the TRS leaders in this constituency. The leaders who are expecting ticket include party in charge Manne Goverdhan, P Vijaya Reddy and G Vijayalakshmi (both corporators). In Musheerabad, the party is learnt to have decided to give ticket to Mutha Gopal. However, Home Minister Naini Narsimha Reddy is pitching for ticket to his son-in-law Srinivas Reddy, who is Ramnagar corporator. For Goshamahal, the party is zeroing in on former MLA Prem Singh Rathore. However, he is facing competition from Nandkishore Vyas Bilal (party in charge). In Amberpet, the party wants to give ticket to K Venkatesh. However, former minister C Krishna Yadav and Y Sudhakar are expecting the ticket. In Charminar, the party is likely to give ticket to Dipankar Pal. The TRS candidate who contested last time from here Inayat Ali Baqri was shifted to Bahadurpura. Sources said that the Malkajgiri constituency would be given to Mynampally Hanumanth Rao. Hanumanth Rao has already started campaigning in the constituency. The Medchal constituency is likely to be given to Malkajgiri MP Ch Malla Reddy. In the districts, Warangal East is likely to be given to Warangal Mayor N Narender. This seat belonged to Konda Surekha, who had left the party. Former Minister B Saraiah, Women’s wing president G Sudharani is also expecting ticket from here. In Choppadandi S Ravi Shankar is slated to get the ticket. Sitting MLA B Shobha is likely to be denied ticket. Both Shobha and Ravi Shankar have been campaigning in the constituency. The party is looking to ﬁeld S Saidi Reddy from Huzurnagar, the constituency represented by TPCC Chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy and Chander Rao from Kodada. Naidu to be projected as face of IT n TDP ready for sacrifices in Telangana for Kutami: Ramana OUR BUREAU Hyderabad : After ﬁnalisation of seats as part of seat sharing with Congress in Telangana and deciding on the candidates, the Telangana TDP is all set to hit the campaign trail in Hyderabad projecting party president N Chandrababu Naidu as the face of IT revolution in the state and showcasing the development that had taken place in the city particularly the infrastructure like road network and uninterrupted power and drinking water supply during Naidu regime in the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh. Telangana party unit president L Ramana accompanied by his party leaders met Naidu at the latter’s official residence in Amaravati and discussed the issue of seat allotment to Telugu Desam in Mahakutami. The party has been demanding 17 seats. Time to save democracy: Naidu n TDP CHIEF TO MEET STALIN IN CHENNAI TODAY OUR BUREAU Amaravati/ Bengaluru: In a quick follow up action to his recent Delhi visit to bring all anti-BJP forces together, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday called on JDS chief HD Deve Gowda and his son and Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy and discussed the need for cutting the BJP down to size in the next elections. "All anti-BJP parties will soon have a meeting at Delhi. Before that, I will meet DMK chief tomorrow and share my views with him," Chandrababu Naidu said after the meeting. The grand alliance is likely to take a shape by the end of November. The AP Chief Minister left for Bengaluru on Thursday afternoon along with leaders from AP and Telangana and discussed the winds of change that were blowing across the nation which they felt was a good augury for formation of an anti-BJP front and intensify the struggle against the saffron party. They reportedly discussed the verdict in favour of the Congress-JDS candidates in the byelections for one Assembly and four Lok Sabha seats in which the saffron party managed to win only one -Shimoga. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu waves after being felicitated by Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda ahead of a meeting, in Bengaluru on Thursday The three leaders who were closeted for about an hour decided to strike the iron while it is still hot and bring all the opposition parties big or small on one side of the battle in the interests of democracy and nation. After calling on the two leaders, Naidu said that it was imperative that there should be an immediate halt to attempts of the Centre to destroy all democratic institutions. Naidu has already visited Delhi twice and conferred with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and leaders of several parties, including mercurial Trump interim relief to India on Iran sanctions Washington: President Donald Trump said he gave temporary exemptions to India and seven other major importers of Iranian oil as they sought US "help" and he did not want to drive oil prices "up to $100 a barrel or $150 a barrel". The US on Monday imposed "the toughest ever" sanctions on a deﬁant Iran aimed at altering the Iranian regime's "behaviour". The sanctions cover Iran's banking and energy sectors and reinstate penalties for countries and companies in Europe, Asia and elsewhere that do not halt Iranian oil imports. However, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that eight countries -- India, China, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey -- were temporarily allowed to continue buying Iranian oil as they showed "signiﬁcant Congress is ready to allot 12 to 14 seats. Ramana requested Naidu to mount pressure on Congress high command for more seats as the party was strong in at least 20 assembly segments in Telangana. Ramana said a list of proposed candidates has been submitted to Naidu for approval. “Our main objective is victory (in polls) rather than the number of seats. We will touch double-digit in the second Telangana Assembly elections and play a crucial role,” said Ramana replying to a question. Ramana said that the TDP is keen to ﬁght in all assembly segments where it is strong. The party is also ready to leave the its strong segments to Congress if the latter insisted. The two parties will arrive at consensus before ﬁnalising the candidates. Continued on Page 4 President Donald Trump watches as a White House aide reaches to take away a microphone from CNN journalist Jim Acosta in the White House on Wednesday. Acosta’s press pass was suspended after a heated confrontation during press conference with the President reduction" in oil purchase from the Persian Gulf country. "I gave some countries a break on the oil. I did it a little bit because they really asked for some help," Trump told reporters at a press conference in the White House on Wednesday. The President said he also did it "because I don't want to drive oil prices up to $100 a barrel or $150 a barrel". "I am driving them (oil prices) down. If you look at oil prices, they have come down very substantially over the last couple of months," he asserted. Trump said the sanctions may "get tougher as time goes by", but he does not want them to have any effect on the global oil prices worldwide as he "consider that to be a tax, and I don't like taxes". Later at another press conference, the State Department said its goal is to go down to zero oil import from Iran and during the next six months, it will monitor the diplomatic progress and the price of oil to ensure that the imposition of the sanctions was calibrated in the right way. "We have an adequate oil supply market. We have to ensure that we advance our national security objectives without injuring our economic interests. If we were to increase the price of oil, it would be bad for American consumers, it would be bad for the global economy, and it would give an advantage to Iran," Deputy State Department Spokesperson Robert Paladino said. He claimed that in 2019, there will be more oil supply than demand, which will put US in a "much better position to bring all countries importing Iranian crude to zero". Mayawati who is understood to have said to him that she was game when it came to ﬁght alongside Congress against the BJP in Lok Sabha elections, her stand in respect of Assembly elections in the North, notwithstanding. Continued on Page 4 CBI CHIEF MEETS CVC; REFUTES GRAFT CHARGES New Delhi: CBI Director Alok Verma on Thursday met Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary and denied corruption charges levelled against him by his deputy and special director in the probe agency Rakesh Asthana, officials said. Verma came to the CVC office in the late afternoon and stayed there for about two hours, they said. He met Chowdary and Vigilance Commissioner Sharad Kumar, the officials said, without giving any other details. The Supreme Court had on October 26 asked the Central Vigilance Commission to complete within two weeks its inquiry into allegations against Verma levelled by Asthana. Continued on Page 4
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