www.thehansindia.com Settling scores on silver screen! H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Farmers vote bank for Cong, annadaatas for us: Modi In the next few months India will witness, in multiple languages, none-too-invisible nexus of cinema directors and politicians whipping up one ﬂick after the other to aggressively seduce the voters WINDOWS File photo Polavaram all set to create 2 more world records in 24 hrs! Congress leader Shashi Tharoor with humanoid robot 'Inker Sanbot' at a function organised by International Foundation for Futuristic Education and Research and All-India Professional Congress, in Thiruvananthapuram Bowling alley shooting in California kills 3 Los Angeles: At least three people were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a bowling alley in southern California, authorities said. The police tweeted about gunfire at the Gable House Bowl in the US city of Torrance shortly after midnight local time. SUNDAY 6 JANUARY 2019 KURNOOL | PAGES 20 | `5.00 Amaravati: The Polavaram Irricomplete 28,000 to 30,000 cubic gation Project is all set for creating metres of concrete works. Once two more world records by comthis was achieved within 24 hours, pleting the highest volume of conthe work of pouring concrete crete works. According to the AP would continue and all-out efforts Water Resources will be made to create Department, efforts Eﬀorts are on to another major world are on to take up the record. The concrete take up the massive works of works will be underpouring concrete massive works of taken at both Spill continuously for 24 pouring concrete Channel and Spillhours and lay high- continuously for 24 way areas. Though, est concrete in a sinit is required to pour hours and lay gle stretch. The State more than 18 lakh cugovernment wants highest concrete in bic metres of conto break the record a single stretch. crete to complete the of Dubai, where the The State Polavaram project, highest volume of government wants they planned to pour concrete was poured 28,000 to 30,000 of to break the record concrete in a single in 24 hours. Talking to The of Dubai, where stretch. He said the Hans India on Sat- the highest volume Polavaram project is urday, Principal Secrecognized as the of concrete was retary Shashi only project where Bhushan Kumar said poured in 24 hours works were progressthe world’s biggest ing at jet speed in the concrete work will begin at 9 am entire country, when compared on Sunday and will continue till with other major irrigation proj9 am on Monday. During this peects on any river. Continued on Page 11 riod, the department wants to BJP trying to create law & order problem in AP: Minister OUR BUREAU Guntur: Minister for Social Welfare Nakka Anand Babu on Saturday alleged that some state BJP leaders want to create some kind of law and order situation and to see that President’s rule is imposed in Andhra Pradesh. Talking to reporters, he said the state BJP leaders were in a state of frustration and were day dreaming of reaping some electoral beneﬁts by indulging in cheap tactics. He said the people in the state have clearly seen the hidden agenda of the BJP and were ready to teach them a beﬁtting reply soon. Referring to the statement of AP BJP president Kanna Lakshminarayana, the minister said the BJP leader had been saying that the law and order had collapsed in the state and alleged that CM Chandrababu Naidu had behaved rudely with BJP workers who had gone to submit a memorandum to him in Kakinada. It may be said here that the BJP leader accused the TDP chief of threatening to ‘ﬁnish’ the leaders, including women corporators. Continued on Page 11 Daltonganj (Jharkhand): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday derided the Congress on its promise of farm loan waivers in the aftermath of its victory in the recently concluded assembly elections in three Hindi heartland states. Modi said the farmers across the country were just a vote bank for the Congress. "Farmers are a vote bank for Congress, and we consider farmers our annadaata (food providers). This is the difference between Congress and BJP," Modi said. He added, "There wouldn't have been a need for farmers to take loans had the previous Congress governments completed the projects that were meant to beneﬁt farmers. First, they forced farmers to take loans, now they're misleading them in the name of loan waivers." Modi continued his attack on the Congress, citing the various HIGHLIGHTS l l projects that are named after Gandhis. "We didn't make Narendra Modi Awas Yojana, we didn't make Namo Awas Yojana, we didn't make Raghubar Das Awas Yojana, we made Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana so that the next Prime Minister can take the work forward," he said. Mumbai: Vijay Mallya became the ﬁrst tycoon to be charged under a new anti-fraud law, with a court in Mumbai on Saturday naming him as an offender under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018. The anticorruption court was hearing an application by the Enforcement Directorate, seeking a direction to declare Mallya a fugitive economic offender. Over the last few months, several high-proﬁle businessmen Akhilesh, Mayawati meet, lock seat-sharing formula inclusion of the Congress in the UP alliance, Chaudhary said, "This will be decided by Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati.” But he added that the alliance will not ﬁeld candidates in Amethi and Raebareli, leaving the two Lok Sabha constituencies for Congress president Rahul Gandhi and United Progressive Alliance chief Sonia Gandhi. Politically crucial Uttar Pradesh sends 80 MPs to the Lok Sabha. In the last parliamentary elections in 2014, the BJP won 71 seats, securing 42.63 per cent of the votes. BJP ally Apna Dal bagged two seats. READY TO FIGHT ALONE: CONGRESS Lucknow: With indications that Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati are looking at a mahagathbandhan or "grand alliance" in UP to take on the BJP in the 2019 general elections without partnering with the Congress, a senior leader from the Rahul Gandhiled party said they are ready to go it alone in the state. PL Punia, a Rajya Sabha member from the Congress, said his party is preparing to contest alone. "A coalition is not important... Our workers are ready... We have not spoken to anyone ," he said. Skywalk bridge at Tirupati soon K NETHAJI Tirupati: If all goes well, shortly temple city Tirupati will get a new infra facility as part of the smart city development project. In the interest of pilgrims, the TTD has come forward to spend Rs 13 crore to build skywalk bridge along with an elevator facility from the Tirupati railway station to the RTC central bus stand covering a stretch of 1 km. The Municipal Corporation of Tirupati (MCT) has planned to address the woes of the pedestrians. According to information, more than 50 trains come to Tirupati, and by these Also hands over keys of houses to beneficiaries under PMAY also handed over keys of houses to ﬁve beneﬁciaries under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. The Mandal dam, work on which began in 1972, but was stalled since 1993, will be built on the North Koel river in Barwadih block of Latehar district. Taking a dig at previous governments, Modi said they were least bothered about farmers' welfare in Jharkhand, and the delay in completing the Mandal dam project was proof of that. Mallya first tycoon to be named ‘fugitive economic offender’ 2019 GENERAL ELECTION Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party have agreed to an alliance ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, an SP leader said on Saturday. A formal announcement on the “gathbandhan” between the two Uttar Pradesh-based parties may take place later this month, SP's national spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said. He said Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati had given their “in-principle approval” to the alliance after a series of meetings between them. The two leaders also met in Delhi on Friday, he said. Talks are on with other parties as well, the spokesperson said. “There has been an in-principle approval for the gathbandhan. And there is a possibility that an announcement in this regard will be made this month," Chaudhary said. “Talks are going on to accommodate some smaller parties in the alliance," he said. He admitted that the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), which has a presence in western UP, is among these parties. When asked about the possible The Prime Minister earlier in the day laid foundation stones for several irrigation projects in Jharkhand, including Rs 2,391.36 crore Mandal dam, which will provide irrigation to 19,604-hectare area in Palamu and Garhwa districts. Prior to addressing a rally, he Lays foundation stones for several irrigation projects in Jharkhand l Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the gathering during the foundation stone laying ceremony of six irrigation projects at Medininagar, in Jharkhand on Saturday Farmers wouldn’t need loans if Cong govt fulfilled promises: PM • TTD to spend `13 cr to build skywalk bridge • The infra facility to come up from railway station to RTC bus stand • A design has already been ﬁnalised by MCT engineers trains above 50,000 pilgrims arrive in the city every day to have a darshan of Lord Venkateswara Sway. However, the railway station road is very much crowded with pilgrims in the mornings and evenings. Due to this, the devotees are facing hardships to go to the RTC central bus stand a kilo- metre away by walk from the railway station. After a detailed study, the civic body officials have come up with the plan of the skywalk project and approached the TTD authorities for funding six months ago. TTD EO Anil Kumar Singhal has given green signal for the skywalk bridge from Vishnu Nivasam to the RTC central bus stand via SV guest house. Already, they have got the permission from the TTD board in this regard. The MCT has now ﬁnalised the design of the skywalk bridge with elevator facilities at both ends. While speaking to The Hans India, Singhal said the TTD has already decided to give the ﬁnancial aid of Rs 13 crore for the infra project. “We are ready to transfer the funds to the MCT for building the skywalk bridge, as the construction executing agency is MCT only,” the TTD EO said. including Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi have been under the government's radar for alleged ﬁnancial crimes running into thousands of crores. The new law to catch people who ﬂee abroad after committing ﬁnancial crimes was signed by the President in August last year. It was aimed at stopping a growing number of high-proﬁle economic offenders feeling the country to avoid legal action. According to the new law, a fugitive economic offender is a person against whom an arrest warrant has been issued for his or her involvement in economic offences involving at least 100 crore or more and has left India to avoid prosecution. A court in the UK last month said Mallya can be extradited to India to face fraud investigations. He is wanted in India for defaulting on Rs 9,000 crore in loans to his failed Kingﬁsher Airlines. TS to hold CETs in May n Common entrance tests will be held in computer-based test mode OUR BUREAU ing, technology and pharmacy and for B Sc (Mathematics) degree holders will be conducted by the JNTU-H. The examination will be held on May 11, from 10 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm in two sessions. The Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), Nalgonda will hold the TS Physical Education Common Entrance Test -2019 (TS Hyderabad: The Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) has notiﬁed the dates of TS Eamcet-2019 and other common entrance tests here on Saturday. According to TSCHE Chairman Prof T Papi Reddy, the common entrance tests will be held through computer-based tests (CBT) mode and the Eamcet Engineering: May 3, 4, 6 TS Eamcet-2019 examina- Eamcet Agriculture: May 8, 9 tion will be held in May. TSECET-2019 for diploma holders: May 11 The entrance for the En- TS PECET: May 20 gineering stream will be TS ICET-2019 for MBA, MCA: May 23, 24 held on May 3, 4 and 6. The TS LAWCET-2019 for LLB: May 26 online mode examination TSPGLAWCET-2019 for LLM: May 26 will be held in two sessions TSPGCET for all PG courses: May 27, 28, 29 on the scheduled dates. The TSEdCET-2019 for BEd: May 30, 31 forenoon session is from 10 am to 1 pm and the afternoon session will be held from PECET) on May 20. However, 3 pm to 6 pm, he said. Similarly, there will be no computer-based the entrance test for the Agritest for this and only physical efficulture stream will be held on ciency and skill steps will be held. May 8 and 9 in two sessions. Similarly, the Kakatiya UniThe TS Eamcet-2019 will be versity (KU), Warangal will be conducted by the Jawaharlal holding the Telangana State InNehru Technological University, tegrated Common Entrance Test Hyderabad (JNTU-H). -2019 (TS ICET-2019) for admisSimilarly, the Telangana State sion into MBA and MCA courses Engineering Common Entrance for two days on May 23 and 24 Test-2019 (TSECET-2019) for in two sessions. Continued on Page 11 the diploma holders of engineer-
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