www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL WEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2019 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Mostly Sunny Temp: Max.34C. Min.22°C. Humidity: 42% Sunrise: 06:36 Sunset: 06:14 STATE WINDOWS Maharashtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao with wife Vinoda Rao recieves Argentinian President Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada, at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on Tuesday Pugilists Nikhat, Meenakumari create history New Delhi/Hyderabad: Former junior world champion Nikhat Zareen and Meenakumari Devi on Tuesday became the first set of Indian women boxers to notch up gold medals at the Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria. Nikhat, a multiple-time national medallist from Nizamabad, Telangana, claimed a 5-0 win in the 51kg category finals against Filipino Irish Magno, while Devi got the better of Aira Villegas 3-2, also from the Philippines, in the bantamweight (54kg) summit clash. Sharing the joy of his daughter Zareen’s feat with The Hans India, Jameel Ahmed said: “I am extremely proud of her performance in Bulgaria and I am happy that she has achieved gold medal for our country. This is her first win of the season, that to in an international event, and I fervently wish her to bring more medals for the country.” Sports Authority of Telangana State (SATS) chairman Allipuram Venkateshwar Reddy said that Nikhat had lived up to our expectations. 8 P12 BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H TS ASKED TO SUBMIT MEDIUM TERM ROADMAP Cap on borrowings hindering Golden Telangana: CM KCR places a long list of demands before 15th Finance Commission HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: Relieving the states from the Centre’s high-handedness on the ﬁscal management, raising the borrowing limits of the performing states, increasing tax devolution to 50 per cent, continued maintenance grants for Kaleshwaram and Mission Bhagiratha and enforcement of long-pending reforms to ensure ﬁscal federalism are among the plethora of demands Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao placed before the 15th Finance Commission at a daylong meeting held here on Tuesday. KCR made a detailed presentation about his government’s endeavour in achieving Golden Telangana by taking up slew of developmental programmes, including construction of lift irrigation projects, drinking water schemes and the challenges facing to meet the ﬁnancial requirements for the completion of the schemes in a time-bound manner. Continued on Page 4 Announce amnesty scheme to tap stash: KCR to Centre n Says India needs a new economic model Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has mooted the idea of ‘amnesty scheme’ for tax evaders to encourage voluntary disclosure of black money. While sharing his national concerns and interests at the meeting with 15th Finance Commission here on Tuesday, KCR said the Centre needs to come out with an 'amnesty scheme' for tax evaders in order to encourage them to disclose black money. The amnesty scheme brought out in Indonesia in 2016-17 resulted in a disclosure of US$366 billion (Rs 24 lakh crore). Continued on Page 4 DECCAN CHRONICLE FACING SERIOUS FUND CRUNCH: RP KCR’S DYNAMIC DOZEN 5 from Reddy community, 3 BCs, 1 each from SCs & Velama in his cabinet HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who inducted 10 members into his cabinet on Tuesday, is dominated by Reddy community again. In the previous TRS rule too, six ministers, out of the 17, were from the Reddy community. The Telangana cabinet, which functioned for the past two months with two ministers, including chief minister, now has a strength of 12. KCR along with Home Minister Mohd Mahmood Ali had taken oath on December 13 last year The ﬁve ministers from Reddy community are: A Indrakaran Reddy, G Jagadish Reddy, Niranjan Reddy, S Malla Reddy and V Prashanth Reddy. Of these Indrakaran Reddy and Jagdish Reddy got a second term as ministers. The other three are ﬁrst time ministers. From the BC community, KCR retained E Rajendar and T Srinivas Yadav as his cabinet colleagues and V Srinivas Goud was the new face from the BC community in the cabinet. From SC (Mala), senior-most leader Koppula Eshwar and E Dayakar Rao from the Velama community were also sworn in as ministers. Senior leaders and KCR’s son KT PORTFOLIOS Chief Minister KCR keeps Finance, Irrigation, Revenue portfolios Mohd Mahmood Ali Home Affairs A Indrakaran Reddy Endowments, Forest and Environment and Law T Srinivas Yadav Animal Husbandry, Fisheries, Dairy Development and Cinematography Governor ESL Narasimhan administering oath of oﬃce to Eatala Rajender at Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad on Tuesday. CM KCR is also seen Mahmood Ali Indrakaran Talasani Washington/Hyderabad: A Texan couple from Hyderabad was found dead in an alleged murder-suicide in their apartment on Monday. In an apparent murder-suicide, Srinivas Nakirekanti (51) and his wife Shanti (46) were found dead with gunshot wounds in their apartment. The Sugar Land police suspect that Srinivas ﬁrst killed his wife in the driveway and then killed himself in the bedroom. Neighbours hear the gunshots and alerted the police at 5:40 am. The couple's 16-year-old daughter was asleep in an adjacent room at the time of the incident and did not hear anything. They also have a son who is currently studying at the University of Texas. The Sugar Land Police Department (SLPD) released a statement saying that the residents of the area were not in any danger and that they are not looking for suspects. Continued on Page 4 is in our interest that nobody from our soil spreads violence. I want to tell Indian government that we will take action if evidence is found against anyone from Pakistan.” “The Kashmir issue like the Afghan issue will be resolved through talks,” Khan continued. “If you have any actionable intelligence that a Pakistani is involved. Give it to us. I guarantee you, we will take action – not because we are under pressure, but because they are acting as enemies of Pakistan.” Continued on Page 4 Koppula E Dayakar Rao PR, Rural Devpt and Rural Water Supply Niranjan Reddy Prashanth Reddy Dayakar Rao Rama Rao and nephew T Harish Rao did not get cabinet berth. Senior-most leaders and MLCs Nayani Narasimha Reddy and K WE’LL PICK UP MASOOD AZHAR IF YOU CAN’T: AMARINDER Islamabad: Offering full support for any investigation in Pulwama attack, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said India has blamed Pakistan without any proof and if India has any proof about any wrongdoing it should give it to Pakistan for action. However, he warned that any adventurism on part of India to threaten sovereignty of Pakistan will be met with assured retaliation. “This is a New Pakistan… we want stability. We do not beneﬁt by attacking India,” Khan said in a pre-recorded message. “It Jagadish Singireddy Niranjan Reddy Agriculture, Cooperative, Marketing and Civil Supplies Vemula Prashanth Reddy Transport, R&B, Housing and Legislative Affairs Open to probe, will retaliate if India attacks: Pak PM Indian-American couple from Hyd found dead in US E Rajender Medical and Health Koppula Eshwar Welfare PULWAMA ATTACK (File) Sreenivas Nakirekanti and his wife, Shanti Nakirekanti G Jagadish Reddy Education New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's comment that he would act on any actionable intelligence in Pulwama attack, has not gone down well with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who said Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar-the mastermind of the attack-was in Pakistan, and if the country was unable to nab the terrorist, "we will do it for you". "Dear Imran Khan, you have Jaish chief Masood Azhar sitting in Bahawalpur and masterminding the attacks with ISI help. Go pick him up from there. Continued on Page 4 Srinivas Goud Malla Reddy Srihari also failed to make it to the cabinet. Narasimha Reddy skipped the swearing-in ceremony. Continued on Page 4 V Srinivas Goud Excise, Tourism, Youth Services and Sports Chamakura Malla Reddy Labour, Employment, Women and Child welfare and Skill development Surya Kiran jets crash 2 pilots eject to safety while one dies Bengaluru: Two aircraft of IAF's aerobatic team Surya Kiran crashed after grazing each other mid-air on Tuesday, killing a pilot and injuring two who ejected to safety during a rehearsal for the Aero India show. Video clips of the incident showed the two jets crashing to the ground and bursting into flames near Yelahanka airbase after brushing against each other mid-air, a day ahead of the 5-day event. Continued on Page 4 Cabinet okays re-promulgation of triple talaq ordinance New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved re-promulgation of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2019, which makes instant triple talaq a criminal offence. It also makes all declarations of instant triple talaq void and illegal and the practice a punishable offence with imprisonment of three years. Brieﬁng reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Cabinet also gave its nod to re-promulgate the Companies (Second Amendment) Ordinance 2019 and Indian Med- ical Council Amendment Ordinance 2019. The minister said, these ordinances have been sent to the President for his assent. The Union Cabinet also approved additional DA of three per cent over the existing rate of nine per cent to Central government employees and dearness relief to pensioners. Finance Minister Jaitley said, it will be effective from 1st of January 2019. Union Cabinet also approved construction of Delhi-GhaziabadMeerut Regional Rapid Transit System covering a distance of 82.15 kilometres. Antarctic fungi could treat childhood cancer IIT-H, Goa’s ocean research team discover fungi that could help in treating cancer with minimal side effects HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: A fungi found deep down in Antarctic proliferating under adverse temperatures as low as -20 deg C could be the answer to treat childhood cancer with minimal side effects. This discovery was made by a research team from IIT-Hyderabad and the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Goa. Kudos to the team! The research team has isolated the Antarctic fungi that contains L-Asparaginase, an enzyme-based chemotherapeutic agent used to treat Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The study has the potential to develop new chemotherapeutic treatment IIT-Hyderabad research team members, who investigated on the samples sources from Antarctica, to ﬁnd an alternative in the treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukania, a type of childhood cancer method that has fewer side effects than the existing methods. The IIT-Hyderabad team included Dr Devarai Santhosh Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Dr Asif Qureshi, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, along with their research students Anup Ashok, Kruthi Doriya and Jyothi Vithal Rao. The NCPOR team included Dr Anoop Kumar Tiwari. Their path-breaking work has recently been published in Scientiﬁc Reports, Nature’s Open Source Journal. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is the most common type of childhood cancer. Continued on Page 4 Extensive purification steps are necessary before L-Asparaginase derived from E. Coli and E. Chrysanthemi is used as a drug to treat ALL. This increases the cost of the drug – Devarai Santhosh Kumar, principal investigator
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