SUNDAY 20 JANUARY 2019 WARANGAL | PAGES 20 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com The sounds of the GULLY! H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H The recent trailer teaser of upcoming Ranveer Singh -starrer ‘Gully Boy’ took the nation by storm. The biopic, which is based on hip hop artiste Divine spotlights the underground hip hop and gully boys who have taken Mumbai and now India... WINDOWS Modi govt past its expiry date AT KOLKATA RALLY, OPPN LEADERS UNITE AGAINST BJP'S 'POLITICS OF HATE' OUR BUREAU Governor ESL Narasimhan addressing the joint session of the Telangana Legislative Council and Assembly on Saturday WELFARE SCHEMES LOBBED TS TO TOP SLOT: GOVERNOR OUR BUREAU Prime Minister Narendra Modi near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at newly opened National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai on Saturday Creative economy grows even as global trade dips G lobal trade in creative goods is expanding with average export growth rates of more than 7 per cent, says a study. A new UNCTAD report ‘Creative Economy Outlook: Trends in International Trade in Creative Industries’, outlining trends in the global creative economy, says the creative economy’s contribution to world trade doubled from $208 billion in 2002 to $509 billion in 2015. 8 P5 tion-free governance. This has resulted in substantive growth in state tax and non-tax revenues. Telangana has achieved one of the highest growth rates in the country,” he said. The People of Telangana have achieved a separate state for themselves after six decades of relentless struggle. The ﬁrstever government was formed in June 2014 under the leadership of K Chandrashekhar Rao who spearheaded the separate Telangana movement, recalled Governor. Narasimhan spoke extensively on the initiatives taken by the TRS government from 2014, including launching a series of administrative reforms, developmental works mainly irrigation, drinking and power projects and the launching of welfare programmes for the people that have propelled Telangana as a leader that other States are emulating. Continued on Page 11 Hyderabad: Telangana state’s robust growth and the state government’s welfare and developmental measures catapulted the newly-born state to the top position on all fronts and has made it stand as a role model for other states in the country, Governor ESL Narasimhan said. In his address to a joint sitting of the state Legislative Assembly and Council here on Saturday, the Governor said that the state’s growth has registered at 17.17 per cent between 2014 and 2018. In the current ﬁnancial year, the growth rate touched 29.93 per cent which is a matter of pride for the state under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. “My Government also registered a great success in robust administrative policies, strict ﬁnancial discipline and corrup- Kolkata: With speculations making rounds that the poll notiﬁcation would be announced during the ﬁrst week of March, all Opposition parties which have been trying to stitch an anti-BJP Front displayed their strength at the ‘United India Rally’ and sounded the poll bugle with the slogan ‘BJP Hatao, Desh Bachao’ since Modi government has past its expiry date. The Opposition parties have also decided to constitute a small committee which would pick up a convenor who would lead the Front till elections and coordinate with all partners. They have also decided to hold at least two more such rallies before the elections. The next one would be at Amaravati in February followed by an- West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee with NCP president Sharad Pawar and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge during TMC mega rally in Kolkata on Saturday other in New Delhi which would be organised by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The rally has also decided to keep the issue of Prime Ministerial candidate in abeyance till the ‘BACHAO, BACHAO, BACHAO’ Modi mimics Oppn unity rally Silvassa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday slammed the proposed ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) of Opposition parties, saying it was not just “antiModi” but against the people of India, and his political rivals have joined hands to save themselves from his campaign against corruption. Modi’s remarks came at a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally in Silvassa, in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli as Opposition parties staged a show of strength in Kolkata. “Poori jamaat” (whole opposition) had gathered in West Bengal, and was “pleading for help”, said Modi. “A party with only one MLA (in West Bengal) is giving them sleepless nights. This is because we are followers of truth... Today, the entire Opposition has come together and is shouting ‘bachao, bachao, bachao’,” Modi said. The PM projected the coming general election as a ﬁght between “positivity and negativity”, “development and corruption” and “mahagathbandhan and the people of India”. “People who used to slam the Congress left, right and centre, are today standing with that party. This mahagathbandhan is not just against Modi but also against the people of India,” he said. CS to be the boss for 5-day yagam period OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: As Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is all set to undertake 5-day yagam from Monday onwards, Telangana state government is bracing for smooth conduct of the administration in the absence of the CM. Since the Chief Minister is yet to constitute a full cabinet, Chief Secretary SK Joshi has been entrusted to look after the administrative matters in coordination with the Chief Minister Office. DGP M Mahendar Reddy was asked to keep a close vigil on law and order situation in the Yagam ﬁle photo state. Since KCR’s cabinet has only a Home Minister (Mohd Mahmood Ali), the state top brass in the administration has been geared up to look after the state affairs. 3 devotees gate-crash into Tirumala temple OUR BUREAU Tirupati: In one of the major security lapses at Tirumala temple, three Telugu-speaking Maharashtra residents entered into Sirivari temple by breaking open the gate locks. This sensational incident occurred on Saturday during Suprabatham Darshan time. According to sources of Tirumala- Tirupati Devastanams, three Maharashtra devotees came to Tirumala for the darshan of Lord Venkateswara. They did not obtain any tickets for Suprabatham Darshan. However, they decided to enter the temple. They silently made to the Elephant Gate and allegedly broke open the doors. They joined the queue to have Srivari darshan. When they covered some distance in queue line towards the temple, security staff caught two of the devotees at the scanning point near Maha Dwaram on the basis of their suspicious moves. The other one was stopped by the duty staff near Vendi Vakili. Continued on Page 11 elections are over. “Our aim is to save India and save democracy,” the leaders told the media after the rally. The issue of who would be prime minister will be decided after the Lok Sabha elections, they added. Leaders of 23 parties who attended the rally spoke in one voice. “Oust Modi, the country is awaiting a new Prime Minister. They described the rally as an ‘important attempt’ to galvanise leaders across the political spectrum to ﬁght the ‘arrogant and divisive’ Modi government. The rally which was headed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took the ﬁght directly to the BJP. This forced Prime Minister Narendra Modi to run down the effort of Opposition leaders saying that they had ganged up against him. Continued on Page 11 The 5-day ‘Maharudra Sahitha Sahasra Chandiyagam’ organised at KCR’s farm house in Erravelli village will be attended by some important personalities from across the country. It may be mentioned here that KCR conducted a 5-day Ayutha Chandi Yagam in December 2015 to fulﬁl his vow to perform the yagam on the formation of Telangana. Several important political leaders and dignitaries from various ﬁelds also attended. People were also allowed to witness the yagam. Sources said that KCR will stay at his farm house for ﬁve days. Only a few important Amusing the enthusiasts, a balloon soars in the serene environs on the second day of the 3-day ‘Hot Air Balloon Festival’ in the Araku Valley in Visakhapatnam. Nearly 20 balloons from 15 nations, including US, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil are participating in the festival. Photo: Taurus Suresh officials will be allowed to meet him in case of any emergency. Before leaving for the yagam venue on Sunday, the chief minister will hold a meeting with the top officials and clear the pending ﬁles. As many as 200 Ritwiks will take part in the conduct of the yagam. Sringeripeetham Pandits Shashanka Sharma and Gopi Krishna were entrusted with the responsibility of making all necessary arrangements under the instructions of Sringeri Peetham head Bharati Teertha and Sharada Peethadipathi Swaroopanandendra Swami. TS boys ace the toppers in JEE Four out of 15 all-India toppers are from Telangana H 10 others from AP, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, MP and UP also score 100 percentile in ﬁrst JEE Main H Final rankings will be decided after second JEE Main scheduled to be held in April H B Arch and B Planning NTA scores to be declared later OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Four Telangana students registered an impressive performance in the ﬁrst JEE Main-2019, whose results were declared on Saturday. According to the National Testing Agency (NTA) which conducted the examinations from January 812 this year, four out of the top 15 students who scored 100 percentile marks are from Telangana. Maharashtra followed it with three, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh with two each and Andhra Pradesh, MP, Punjab and Karnataka with one student each. From Telangana, Adelly Sai Kiran, Yindukuri Jayanth Phani Sai, Vishwanath K and Battepati Karthikeya are among the toppers with 100 percentile marks. Bojja Chetan Reddy from Andhra Pradesh is the lone topper. Further, all the four and one from TS and AP are the toppers from the state-wise toppers’ list. The NTA which conducted the computer-based test for the ﬁrst time said that out of 9,29,298 candidates from BE and B Tech registered for the paper-I, 8, as many as 74,469 had taken the examination. The ﬁnal rankings of the candidates will be released after the second JEE Main2019 examination after taking into consideration better of the two NTA scores of all the candidates appeared in January and April 2019, it said. The NTA score for paper-II held in the stream of B Arch and B Planning will be declared later, the NTA said. Facebook testing LOL, a video feed of memes, to win back teens LOL pulls content from top meme pages on the social network Hyderabad: Facebook is taking another step to stem the tide of teens leaving its platform with its test of LOL, a feed of memes in the form of videos and GIFs. A spokesperson for the social network said, “We are running a small-scale test and the concept is in the early stages right now,” declining to offer any further details. It is reported that LOL is in a private beta with some 100 high-school students, and those students signed non-disclosure agreements with the consent of their parents to participate in focus groups and one-on-one testing with Facebook employees. LOL pulls content from top meme pages on the social network, and it is divided into categories including For You, Animals, Fails, Pranks, Wait for It, Savage, Classics, Gaming, Celebs, School and Stand Up. Once users open a collection or begin scrolling on the feed, LOL converts into a theater mode with a black border, autoadvancing to more clips. Reaction buttons appear beneath each video for Funny, Alright and Not Funny. Videos on LOL also include share buttons, and people can submit videos to LOL. Facebook said it has no plans to add LOL to video desti- nation Facebook Watch, and it is still deciding whether to make it a feature in the social network’s ﬂagship application or a standalone app. Other attempts by Facebook over the past couple of years to keep teens engaged with its platform included stand-alone apps such as Poke, Slingshot, Lifestage and, most recently, Lasso—the ﬁrst three have since been shuttered.
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