www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL TUESDAY 1 JANUARY 2019 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.26C. Min.12°C. Humidity: 37% Sunrise: 06:42 Sunset: 05:47 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Efficient top brass in CMO retained for second term OUR BUREAU The Hans India 2019 calendar free with today’s edition The famed temple of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala was specially decorated and illuminated welcoming the devotees visiting the temple during the new year celebrations on Monday. The entire temple complex both inside and outside wore a festive look with the decoration of ﬂowers of various hues. Particularly the Dwajasthambham area with special decoration, covering the temple ﬂag post with ﬂowers, has been the cynosure of all eyes Cold wave warning for Telangana Adilabad records 5 deg C Hyderabad: India Meteorological Department on Monday issued a cold wave warning for next ﬁve days for Telangana. The MET Depart- ment, in its bulletin, said that severe cold wave to cold wave conditions were likely to prevail in various parts of Telangana, including Hyderabad till January 4. On Monday, the lowest minimum tempera- ture of 5 degrees Celsius was recorded at Adilabad followed by Bhadrachalam (13) and Hakimpet (11). The minimum temperature in Hanamkonda and Hyderabad was 9 8 Details: P2 degrees Celsius. Hyderabad: Top brass in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) retained their posts in the Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s government for the second consecutive term. All the six senior officials working as Secretaries in the CMO have been playing a key role in the state administration and the fulﬁllment of the tasks set by the CM in every department. These officials were instrumental in making success of the Mission Bhagiratha, Rythu Bandhu, all welfare schemes and strengthening of Education and Health sectors in the state in the last four years. Retired IFS official K Bhopal Reddy and IAS official S Narasing Rao are re- appointed as Special Secretary and Principal Secretary to chief minister and continue in the post with the terms and conditions as stipulated by the government. The 2001 batch IAS official Smita Sabharwal has been posted as Secretary to CM. She has been given the big task of completion of the state’s ﬂagship programme - Mission Bhagiratha. Grade one officer at the central services P Rajashekhar Reddy was re-appointed as Special Secretary to CM. Reddy was looking after the enforcement of CMRF (Chief Minister Relief Fund) and other CMO related issues. The 1998 batch IAS official Sandeep Kumar Sultania and 2005 batch officer K Manicka Raj have been re- appointed as Additional Secretaries to the chief minister. All the six officials will be allocated fresh responsibilities soon after the total cabinet is in place. Official sources said that KCR also decided to continue all the senior officials in the rank of Special Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary in their respective posts. Special Chief Secretaries - Ajay Mishra (Energy), Rajeshwar Tiwari (Land Revenue) and Principal Secretaries – Somesh Kumar (Commercial taxes and Excise and Prohibition), K Ramakrishna Rao (Finance), Sunil Sharma (Roads and Building) and Vikas Raj (Panchayat Raj and Rural Development) were already given fresh targets. Source said that the reshuffle of the state bureaucracy is unlikely to happen until the full cabinet is inducted in the KCR’s government. It is learnt that the government is keen to reshuffle the district Collectors soon. In view of changing political equations post Assembly elections, Suryapet district Collector K Surendhra Mohan has already been transferred a week ago. Depending on political pressures, some more collectors are likely to be transferred. Triple talaq bill stalled in RS Naidu dares KCR, Jagan to get SCS for AP n Oppn wants bill to be referred to select panel New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Monday failed to initiate a discussion on the contentious triple talaq bill, with a united Opposition led by the Congress demanding that the draft law be sent to a select committee for scrutiny. With the government pressing for a discussion on the Muslim women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) bill, 2018 after Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tabled the same, the Opposition stuck to its demand for sending the bill to a select committee. Amid a stalemate between the government and the opposition over the issue, the House failed to transact any signiﬁcant business during the day. The House was adjourned for the day amid din over the issue. Earlier, the House was adjourned twice during the day with an adjournment in the morning following protests by AIADMK members over the Cauvery issue. The House also saw another brief adjournment of 15 minutes in the afternoon soon after the Triple Talaq Bill was tabled. Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said the bill was very crucial and requires further scrutiny and claimed that more than half of the members belonging to several parties have demanded that the bill be sent to a select committee. He accused the government of breaking the tradition of sending bills to select committees for scrutiny before they become a law. Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel said the govern- ment was ready for a discussion on the issue and accused the Congress of creating hurdles in the passage of the legislation. Continued on Page 4 BJP TRYING TO ENTER OUR HOUSES: MEHBOOBA New Delhi: Mehbooba Mufti on Monday launched a scathing attack on former J&K alliance partner BJP over the Triple Talaq Bill. She said that instead of offering a reprieve to Muslim women, the bill would adversely affect domestic life. The Centre has been looking to push the Triple Talaq Bill in Parliament by calling it a humane move even as the opposition remains determined to block its passage. Mufti too joined the chorus against the bill and questioned its practical implications. "By bringing the Triple Talaq Bill, they (BJP) are entering our houses. This will disturb our family life and also, there would be more problems for women and men economically," she was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. "I have gone through a broken marriage and I feel that women face the biggest challenge economically after her marriage is broken." Mufti, who was the CM of J&K till her PDP and BJP were in alliance, also raked up the issue of reservation for Muslims. "When we talk about reservations for Muslims, BJP rejects it on religious lines. But when it comes to this kind of law, then they run to Parliament." HC bifurcation complete OUR BUREAU Hyderabad/ Vijayawada: After four-and-ahalf years of waiting, the Hyderabad High Court, which has been serving Telangana and Andhra Fellow staﬀers wish AP High Court employees Pradesh, will be divided leaving for Amaravati by a TSRTC bus from Hyd between the two states on Monday Photo: N Shiva Kumar Meru on Tuesday. Telangana and AP High Courts will begin functioning from Hyderabad and Vijayawada respectively after the swearing-in ceremony of chief justice and acting chief justice of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Governor for Telangana Governor to administer oath of oﬃce to Telangana chief justice TBN Radhakrishnan at Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad and AP ESL Narasimhan will ﬁrst administer oath of office to Telangana chief justice TBN Radhakrishnan at Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh acting chief justice C Praveen Kumar later at Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium in Vijayawada. The division of the High Court has been hanging ﬁre for various reasons though it should have been done much early under the provisions of the AP State Reorganisation Act. Chief Justice-designate Praveen Kumar and other judges arrived in Vijayawada on Monday ahead of the appointed day on Tuesday. Continued on Page 4 Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday dared Telangana counterpart K Chandrashekar Rao and YSRC chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy whether they would get special category status for AP. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi and both of you are acting in consort. Then why don't you get special cate- gory status for AP. You would be doing a great service to people if you do," he said, lacing his comments in heavy sarcasm. Continued on Page 4
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