SUNDAY 6 JANUARY 2019 WARANGAL | PAGES 20 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com Settling scores on silver screen! I n 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 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Assembly to meet on auspicious day of Ekadasi (January 17) OUR BUREAU WINDOWS KCR not to attend investors summit in Dubai Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao will not attend the investors summit to be held in Dubai. Earlier, KCR planned to go on a week-long official visit from Sunday. On behalf of the state government, a fourmember delegation of the state officials will participate in the summit. State Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Secretary to Chief Minister S Narsing Rao, Principal Secretary to IT and Industry Jayesh Ranjan and Principal Secretary to Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA and UD) Arvind Kumar will hold a meeting with the investors and invite them to the state to set up their franchises. 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. KTR BLASTS CENTRE OVER BIAS AGAINST TS PROJECTS KCR sets muhurat for Cabinet expansion OUR BUREAU Though the Assembly results were declared on December 11 Hyderabad: The newly-electand the TRS got landslide viced Telangana Assembly will tory, the Chief Minister K meet for the first session on Chandrasekhar Rao did not the auspicious constitute his day of Ekadasi on • Uttarayana ushers Cabinet nor was January 17. the Assembly conin good days for The first sitting vened to enable Telangana MLAs of the House will the newly-elected last for four days. • MIM legislator MLAs to take oath Seniormost MLA Ahmed Khan to be as the Chief Minof the House ister felt that Protem Speaker Mumtaz Ahmed there were no ausKhan, represent- • Speaker’s election picious days till ing the CharmiSankranthi. will be held on nar Assembly Since Uttarayana January 18 constituency, will days would usher take oath as Proin from Sankran• Eatala, Pocharam tem Speaker in thi, it has now front runners for the Raj Bhavan at been decided to the post of Speaker convene the As5 pm on January 16, a day before sembly and to • Governor will the commenceconstitute a address the House small Cabinet. ment of the seson January 19 sion. Governor Speculations ESL Narasimhan are rife that KCR will administer the oath to the may induct about eight or 10 Protem Speaker. This is being members into the cabinet. Soon seen as a return gift to the after elections, he and AIMIM for supporting the Mehmood Ali were sworn in as party since the formation of Chief Minister and Home Minthe new state and continuing ister, respectively. Continued on Page 11 to be an ally even now. Lobbying efforts gain steam in TRS for MLC posts n In all, elections will be held for 17 MLCs posts in March OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, which has literally swept the Assembly polls recently, is now getting ready for another round of hectic lobbying and political activity to pocket majority of MLC seats. The trusted lieutenants of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and TRS working president KT Rama Rao have already started intense activity to bag the MLC posts for which the elections are scheduled to be held in March. Continued on Page 11 Mehmood Ali, Madhusudhana Chary, Suresh Reddy, Tummala Nageshwar Rao, Jupally Krishna Rao, Deshapati Srinivas, Sheri Subhash Reddy, Mahendar Reddy, Srinivasa Reddy, Devi Prasad, K Ravinder Reddy and Padmachary are among aspirants Hyderabad: TRS working president KT Rama Rao on Saturday accused the NDA government at the Centre of showing step-motherly treatment towards Telangana projects. He was highly critical of Narendra Modi administration for not giving adequate fund assistance as desired to Telangana schemes - Mission Kakatiya, Mission Bhagiratha and other irrigation projects. KTR pointed out to Niti Aayog recommendation for fund assistance of Rs 24,000 crore to Mission Kakatiya and Mission Bhagiratha schemes which fell on deaf ears of the Centre. Addressing media at Telangana Bhavan on Saturday evening, KTR said he was disappointed at Centre’s attitude because these two schemes got many awards and wide appreciation from several quarters and even many states TRS working president KT Rama Rao talking to a kid before addressing the media at the TRS Bhavan on Saturday evincing keen interest to replicate them. “When BJP government in Maharashtra requested for assistance for their irrigation proj- have different rules for BJP ruling states and non-BJP ruling states,” he alleged. Continued on Page 11 Mallya ﬁrst tycoon to be named ‘fugitive economic offender’ 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 2019 GENERAL ELECTION Akhilesh, Mayawati seal the seat-sharing deal 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 ects, the NDA had allocated Maharashtra Rs 3,830 crore. However, no such assistance was provided for Telangana projects. They 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. 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 examinaEamcet Agriculture: May 8, 9 tion will be held in May. TSECET-2019 for diploma holders: May 11 The entrance for the EnTS 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- Farmers vote bank for Cong, annadaatas for us: Modi 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 complet- HIGHLIGHTS l Farmers wouldn’t need loans if Cong govt fulfilled promises: PM l Lays foundation stones for several irrigation projects in Jharkhand l Also hands over keys of houses to beneficiaries under PMAY ed 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 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. 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 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.
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