www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Decreasing cloudiness Temp: Max.31°C. Min.22C. Humidity: 38% Sunrise: 06:28 Sunset: 05:44 ‘HYDERABAD’S ECO-SYSTEM BROUGHT US HERE’ NATION WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H ARMY NOT READY TO SEND WOMEN IN COMBAT ROLES, SAYS GEN RAWAT LAGADAPATI PREDICTS VICTORY FOR 10 REBELS Make AP role model for world: CM Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of G-20 summit, in Buenos Aires, on Friday Marriott data breach hits 500 mn guests New York: Marriott International said on Friday that its guest reservation system has been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of approximately 500 million guests. The hotel chain said the hack affected its Starwood reservation database, a group of hotels it bought in 2016 that included the St. Regis, Westin, Sheraton, W Hotels, Le Méridien and Four Points by Sheraton. Drones to soon transport organs, hospital items New Delhi: India could soon see the use of drones for transporting organs and other emergency medical supplies between hospitals under the new policy for remotely piloted aircraft, the official registration process for which began on Friday. Union Minister Jayant Sinha said the government is examining the possibility of creating "drone ports" in hospitals to permit this kind of transportation. "Following the registration beginning from December 1, the required licenses will be issued from a month later to accord drones legal status in India. We are working on the next step of our drone policy where we are looking at allowing flying drones beyond the line of sight in certain areas," Sinha said. 8 P11 OUR BUREAU Amaravati: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday said that Andhra Pradesh should be role model in administrative reforms for rest of the world. He said that officials should concentrate on creation of wealth to improve living standards of people. "AP should be No1 in administrative skills," he said. Delivering the key-note address at the 18th and ﬁrst paperless collectors’ conference at Praja Vedika here on Friday, the Chief Minister stressed ensuring quality life to the residents of the state along with quality drinking water and air free from pollution. He said 15-lakh solar pumpsets would be set up in the state to provide free power to farmers. He said there would be no expenditure for state government as the private agencies would set up the pumpsets and look after their maintenance. The surplus power would be supplied to grids. The revenue generated through power supply would be paid to the agencies as instalments. The farmers also can use the power for vehicles by setting up charging stations. The Chief Minister advised the officials on introducing electrical vehicles in the state to prevent pollution and to maintain quality of air. He said all the government Chief Minister says oﬃcials should always think of introducing innovative measures in administration to increase satisfaction levels of people Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu gives inaugural address at the Collectors’ Conference in Vijayawada on Friday In a ﬁrst, Naidu ranks dists, depts n Krishna, Chittoor, Kadapa, Godavari dists top performers Amaravati: In a novel initiative to bring in accountability in administration, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has given grades and rankings to districts and departments at the Collectors' conference held here on Friday. Five districts - East Godavari, Krishna, Chittoor, West Godavari and Kadapa - came under A category in performance, while Visakhapat- services should be available online to establish ease of living. The Chief Minister asked the district collectors adopt VIADUCT system nam, Vizianagaram, Anantapur, Prakasam, Guntur, Srikakulam, Nellore, and Kurnool stood in B category. Kurnool was placed in C category. The Water Resources department got the first rank with highest score of 150.2 in achieving results, while the Sports and Youth Affairs department has been placed last in the list with 20.8 per cent score. Water Resources, Agri- which indicates vision, innovation, accountability, digitisation, convergence and technology. Stating that Amaravati land culture, Cooperation, Horticulture, Sericulture, Social Welfare, Tribal Welfare, Environment and Forest, BC Welfare, Labour and Employment, Women and Child Welfare, Handicapped and Senior Citizens, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Health, Medical, Family Welfare departments were placed in the A category in performance. Continued on Page 15 pooling, zero budget natural farming, Pattiseema are the biggest innovations, the Chief Minister said officials should always think OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Former MP Lagadapati Rajagopal has predicted that about eight to ten rebels who are in the fray as Independents are likely to win the Assembly polls in Telangana and play a crucial role in the formation of the next government by whichever party it might be - either the TRS or the Congress-led Praja Front after December 7 polls. Rajagopal, whose surveys are known to come close to the election results, created ripples on Friday with that he would reveal the contents of his survey on December 7. "There is interest among the people in both Telugu states on the outcome of Telangana elections," he said, adding that there may not be hung Assembly. He said he would release the names of the Independents (rebels) two every day before the arrival of the polling date. As for the prediction for Friday, he said Independents Sivakumar Reddy and Jadhav Anil Kumar, who are in the fray for Narayanapet and Boath (ST) Assembly seats will win, Rajagopal said and made it clear that he was not a member of any political party as of now. of introducing innovative measures in administration to increase satisfaction levels of people. Earlier the Chief Minister explained on the measures he initiated for development of knowledge economy and information technology in Hyderabad. The Chief Minister asked the district collectors to work with conviction to increase satisfaction of people on govt schemes. Stating that execution is a biggest challenge, the Chief Minister said district collectors should focus on execution of schemes for overall development of the districts. He said economy would be sustained with the existence of industry and service sector. He said officials should make efforts to increase per capita income of people to improve living standards. The Chief Minister said officials should concentrate on development of agriculture, industry and service sector to achieve sustainable economy. Punters ﬁsh in poll waters BETTING THRIVES OVER PARTIES’ PROSPECTS PATAN AFZAL BABU Newly appointed working president of TPCC Mohammad Azharuddin being felicitated by AICC leaders Md Saleem, Nadeem Jaweed and senior Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao in Hyderabad on Friday NEW INNINGS Azharuddin appointed TPCC working president Hyderabad/New Delhi: Cricketer-turned-politician and former Congress MP Mohammad Azharuddin was on Friday appointed working president of the party in Telangana days ahead of the Assembly elections in the state. Congress president Rahul Gandhi also cleared some fresh appointments in the Telangana Pradesh Congress, approving the names of two vice presidents Vinod Kumar and Jaffer Javed, eight new general secretaries and four secretaries in the state unit. Azharuddin was a former captain of the Indian cricket team. His cricket career came to an abrupt end when he was implicated in the infamous match-ﬁxing scandal in 2000 and was banned by the BCCI for life. However, the Andhra Pradesh High Court in 2012 declared the life ban on him as illegal. Azharuddin was an MP from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh in 2009, after he joined the Congress in the same year. He again unsuccessfully contested the 2014 election from Rajasthan's Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency in 2014. The former cricketer is seeking to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Secunderabad constituency in Telangana. Hyderabad: With just one week left for Assembly elections in Telangana, betting market has become active in many assembly constituencies where prominent leaders are testing the poll waters on December 7. Bookies are putting huge amounts of money on the table for the majority margin to be secured by TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao and the party leaders KT Rama Rao and T Harish Rao. The results will be declared on December 11. The hype created on the winning prospects of Congress candidate V Pratap Reddy, who is pitted against KCR from Gajwel assembly constituency for the second consecutive time, is attracting punters to bet crores of rupees on the poll outcome. Some predicted KCR will secure nearly one lakh majority as against 20,000 he got in 2014 elections with the development mantra. The rival group sees Reddy giving tough ﬁght to the TRS chief and the majority is likely to be modest this time. The betting gangs are also speculating Harish Rao and KTR will win with massive majority. Harish won the last elections with a margin of more than 90,000 votes and KTR trounced his rival by nearly 20,000 votes. Sources said that Telangana Congress leaders A Revanth Reddy (Kodangal), Komatireddy brothers – Venkat Reddy (Nalgonda) and Rajagopal Reddy (Munugodu) and DK Aruna (Gadwal) and from TRS - D Nagendar (Khairatabad), T Srinivas Yadav (Sanathnagar) and BJP leader G Kishan Reddy contesting from Amberpet assembly segments are among the important leaders chosen by the bookies on their winning prospects. With TDP making a comeback with Praja Front in Telangana, betting gangs from Andhra Pradesh plunged into the scene and predict winning prospects for the TDP contestants. As a Praja Front partner, the TDP ﬁelded candidates in 13 assembly segments. The Seemdandhra populace is dominant in Kukatpally assembly segment from where the departed TDP leader N Harikrishna’s daughter and the party candidate Suhasini is contesting the elections is the most favorite segment for the punters. Nearly 60 per cent of them favoured Suhasini. The other segments in old district of Khammam - Sattupally, Madhira, Paleru, Kothagudem and Khammam and Serilingampally and Quthbullapur in the Greater Hyderabad assembly constituencies are also ﬁrst choice of the punters. In all, sources said that the betting gangs favoured TRS as the best bet after KCR launched intensiﬁed poll campaign by holding public meetings in all constituencies. They predicted TRS has 60 per cent chances of coming back to power. The Praja Front betting prospects are waning as the front partners do not have charismatic leader to match that of KCR’s. KISAN MARCH AT PARLIAMENT Oppn displays unity at mega farmers’ rally n Rahul, Kejri, Pawar, Sharad join protesting farmers, slam Modi govt New Delhi: A massive farmers rally in the national capital on Friday turned into a show of Opposition unity with leaders, including Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, accusing the Modi government of plunging the country into an acute agrarian crisis and backed demands for a complete loan waiver and higher crop prices. Led by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), which represents over 200 farm outﬁts, thou- AIKSCC members and farmers march towards Parliament to press for their demands, at Ranjit Singh ﬂyover. (R) Opposition leaders during the Kisan Mukti March in New Delhi on Friday sands of farmers marched from the historic Ramlila Maidan to Parliament Street demanding a special session of Parliament pass bills to cancel farm loans and to ensure guaranteed remunerative prices for farm commodities based on the recommendations of the MS Swaminathan Commission. Two private member bills in this regard were introduced in the Lok Sabha in 2017 by Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana leader and MP Raju Shetti, who warned on Friday that the Modi government would face defeat in the 2019 elections unless it accepted farmers' demands. A host of Opposition leaders, including NCP chief Sharad Pawar, National Conference's Farooq Abdullah, CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury, AAP Kejriwal, Trinamool Congress' Dinesh Trivedi, Loktantrik Janata Dal's Sharad Yadav and TDP leader K Raveendra Kumar tore into the Modi government over its "anti-farmer policies". Continued on Page 15
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