www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL MONDAY 28 JANUARY 2019 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: A few showers. Increasing cloudiness Temp: Max.29C. Min.19°C. Humidity: 46% Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 06:13 FM GOYAL TO MEET HEADS OF PSU BANKS TODAY REGION WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H BRAHMINS USED ONLY AS VOTE BANK, SAYS KODELA HUGE RESPONSE TO ‘JAYAHO BC’ Mementos presented to PM auctioned New Delhi: Around 1,800 mementos gifted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi since 2014 went under the hammer at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) here on Sunday. The amount raised by the auction will be utilised for the Namami Gange Project, the organisers said. 8 P11 BC welfare my responsibility: Naidu Announces several sops for all communities HANS NEWS SERVICE Rajamahendravaram: Leaving nospace for any other party appears to be the strategy of the TDP which on Sunday announced several sops for the BC communities s in the state. Addressing the ‘Jayaho BC’ public meeting at the Government Arts College grounds here on Sun- day, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said the government would convert all BC Federations into Corporations. This, in other words, would mean that Yadavas, Toorpu Kapus, Fishermen community, Agnikula Kshatriyas, Varnikula Kshatriyas, Setti Balijas, Ediga, Srisaina, Yata, Gouds, Koppula Velamas, Viswabrahmins, Vadderas, handloom weavers, Kalingas, Gavaras, Garlas, Rajakas and toddy tapper communities will have separate corporations which will strive for the development of these sections. Naidu said the corporations will be provided with necessary funds also. In addition, Naidu said that Nayee Brahmins and handloom weavers would get free power up to 150 units and the government will make efforts to add Valmiki Boya community in the list of STs. Amidst cheers from huge crowd that attended the meeting, Naidu said the government will bring in BC subplan which will have legal and constitutional sanctity. TDP cadre in jubilant mood at the ‘Jayaho BC’ meeting Train 18 named Vande Bharat Exp New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday said that the indigenously built Train 18 will be called Vande Bharat Express and will run between New Delhi and Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "We wanted it (Train 18) to have a special identity that is connected to India and is venerated by 125 crore Indians. We crowdsourced the name suggestions, and I thank them all, he said. "We chose one name - Vande Bharat Express" he added. 8 P11 CM Chandrababu Naidu showing victory sign at the ‘Jayaho BC’ meeting in Rajamahendravaram on Sunday Continuing showering of sops, the CM said the subsidy being given to most backward BCs would be increased from the present Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000 and Bhagiratha Jayanti will be celebrated as state function. He said despite whatever the TDP had done so far there were still many communities among the BCs who need a helping hand. Hence, the government has decided to give free power up to 100 units to Budabukkala, Dommara and goldsmiths. The government, he said, will FEAR NOT, FIGHT FOR AP, CM TELLS STATE MPs Naidu to sit on dharna in Delhi on Feb 13 HANS NEWS SERVICE Amaravati: In a strategic political move, the TDP wants to draw the attention of the nation towards the injustice meted out to the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh during the last ﬁve years, including the denial of special category status to the state. As part of this, the TDP MPs have been directed to raise the issues during the Budget Session of Parliament. They have been told to intensify their demand both inside and outside Parliament and should not worry even if the House decides to suspend them as it had done during the Winter Session. In a video conference with party MPs and leaders, Naidu said on the last day of the session, i.e. February 13, he would sit on dharna for a day in New Delhi. It is likely that many national leaders would express their solidarity with Naidu on that day. The party MPs would in the meantime meet all important MPs and party leaders and will submit booklets listing out how the centre had ignored the state and how it has been starved of funds and why it had to come out of NDA. Rainfall alert for Delhi New Delhi: Expect light rain and thundershowers in the national capital after Tuesday with a slight increase in the minimum temperature which will subside cold wave conditions and make the weather pleasant in the city, the Met said on Sunday. As per IMD, the minimum temperature on Sunday dropped to 5.2 degrees Celsius and it is likely to remain the same on Monday. However, it will be biting cold on Tuesday as the minimum is expected to drop to 4 degrees Celsius. TTD-built Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Kanyakumari was opened to public on Sunday after priests performing Yagam and Purnahuthi marking the completion of a series of rituals held for 8 Report: P2 the past few days. The temple was constructed at a cost of `22.5 crore MANN KI BAAT ‘India will mark its presence soon on Moon’ New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that India will soon mark its presence on the Moon with the Chandrayaan-2 mission and appreciated the use of space technology in saving assets and life and in delivering government schemes. "We have created a world record for launching 104 satellites simultaneously from the same spacecraft. We will soon register India's presence on the Moon through the Chandrayaan-2 campaign," Modi said in this year’s ﬁrst 'Mann Ki Baat' monthly radio address. He said Indian satellites symbolise the country's growing power and help in establishing better relations with other countries. FRAUD CASE OF ICICI’S KOCHHAR "It has contributed a great deal in fostering better relations with many countries of the world. The 'South Asia Satellite' has been a unique initiative, which has gifted hues of development to our neighbouring allies," Modi said. "Through its highly competitive launch services, today India not only propels satellites of developing countries but also those of developed nations." Modi said the government is using space technology in delivering government schemes as well as maintaining accountability in government programmes. Giving an example, he said the 'Housing For All' scheme involves geo-tagging of about 40 lakh houses spread over 23 states. Along with this, more than 30.5 million properties under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act have also been tagged. Appreciating the use of space technology in devices for saving assets and life, he said: "Whether it is cyclone, or rail and road safety, all of these safety measures are being augmented by space technology." Modi also mentioned that the number of successful space missions attempted since the country's independence until 2014 have been equal to those successfully completed in the past four years. constitute a committee for the welfare of these communities. To help the weavers’ community, Naidu said the government would increase the money it was giving for the purchase of yarn from present Rs 1000 to Rs 2000. Naidu said his government wants the BCs should grow as entrepreneurs and hence it has decided to allot 175 plots in the MSMEs that would be coming soon in the area and will also provide a subsidy of 25% of the cost of the land. Continued on Page 15 CBI investigating officer shifted; govt denies meddling New Delhi: A day after the CBI booked former ICICI Manging Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chanda Kochhar, her husband Deepak Kochhar and industrialist VN Dhoot in the Rs 3,250-crore loan case on January 22, the agency transferred its investigating officer Sudhanshu Dhar Mishra to its economic offences wing in Ranchi. An agency source said Mishra, a Superintendent of Police in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and was part of the Banking and Securities Fraud Cell (BSFC), was transferred to the agency's Economic Offences wing on January 23. Interestingly, two days later Union minister Arun Jaitley suggested that the bookings were "investigative adventurism" - a sentiment that was echoed by other senior ministers. However, the Union government has dismissed suggestions of meddling. Jaitley's comment was supported by Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman Subsequently, the Congress accused the ruling government of pressurizing the CBI and signalling it to "go slow" in the investigations into the Kochhars. Continued on Page 15 INDONESIA MASTERS 2019 Saina wins title as Marin limps out of final Jakarta: Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal claimed her first BWF title in two years after three-time world champion Carolina Marin of Spain limped out of the Indonesia Masters final due to a leg injury on Sunday. The London Olympics bronze medallist, who last won a BWF title in 2017 in Malaysia, was trailing 4-10 in the opening game when Marin decided to withdraw from the contest. "It is important year for all of us. It was not good to see at all. It is painful. Continued on Page 15
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