www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL THURSDAY 14 MARCH 2019 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.37C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 13% Sunrise: 06:21 Sunset: 06:21 T-Hub launches Arcade Series Hyderabad: T-Hub, powering entrepreneurship and innovation, announced the launch of the Arcade Series, the avenues for networking to enable productive synergies between industry players and startups. These series will focus on one vertical each month beginning March 2019 with fintech as the vertical in focus in partnership with UST Global. The first event of the Arcade Series is focused on scouting innovative solutions for the financial and banking industry. The target areas for FinTech Arcade were smart payments, wealth tech, robotic process automation (RPA), cybersecurity, lending, financial inclusion and next-gen analytics. 8 P8 STATE WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WOMEN VOTERS HOLD SWAY IN 7 LS SEGMENTS APARNA ENTERPRISES JOINS HANDS WITH HONG KONG CO Internal squabbles worry TRS China may block JEM CHIEF AS GLOBAL TERRORIST Pink Party working strategies for Khammam, Mahabubabad, Chevella, Mahbubnagar, Peddapally & Nalgonda segments K CHANDRASHEKAR Hyderabad: Even as the TRS is claiming to win 16 of the 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana, it is not a cake walk for the ruling party to emerge victorious in at least six Lok Sabha segments of Khammam, Mahabubabad, Chevella, Mahbubnagar, Peddapally and Nalgonda. Strong Congress party network and internal squabbles within TRS in some of these segments is a worrying factor for the party leadership ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. The two constituencies of Khammam and Mahabubabad have already dented the party’s chances in Assembly elections. Out of the 14 Assembly segments under these two constituencies, the TRS has won only four during the recent elections. However, the one independent and Congress MLA B Haripriya Naik have decided to support TRS. “The party needs to have more focus on the reserved SC and ST segments under these two constituencies to win. Our party president had already said that we had to lose because of the mistakes of our own leaders. It is high time we sort them out,” opined a senior TRS leader. The party had to face shock when the sitting MP from Chevel- la Konda Vishweshwar Reddy resigned TRS and joined Congress just before elections. The party leaders feel that a strong leader is required to counter Vishweshwar Reddy. Sources said that the party leadership feel that it would be challenging task to counter Vishweshwar Reddy given his ﬁnancial background and the good name he earned during his term as MP. The names of industrialist G Ranjit Reddy and P Mahender Reddy are doing rounds for this constituency but Ranjit Reddy has already started campaigning. The internal squabble in the party is making the TRS leadership to think twice on the candidature in two constituencies of Mahabubnagar and Peddapally, which were otherwise strong cases for victory. Immediately after the Assembly elections, the MLAs under these constituencies approached party’s working president KT Rama Rao and alleged that the MP did not support them. Sources said that Srinivas Goud now minister alleged that the MP did not support them during the elections. Similarly, the MLAs K Eshwar and others alleged that the government advisor and MP aspirant worked against the party leading to lesser margin in victory. Continued on Page 4 UNSC move again Beijing: Hours before the United Nations Security Council is to take up a resolution on listing Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, China on Wednesday hinted that it may once again block the move, saying only "the solution that is acceptable to all sides" is conducive to resolve the issue. The fate of the proposal to designate Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council will be known in less than 24 hours when the deadline to raise objections to the bid expires. Continued on Page 4 national A seat that is every Rafale papers sensitive to to theft: Govtsecurity n Copying of documents amounts tells SC party’s apple of eye SECUNDERABAD LS CONSTITUENCY New Delhi: The Union government on Wednesday ﬁled a fresh affidavit in the Supreme Court in the Rafale case, saying that ‘unauthorisedly-accessed’ documents related to ‘internal secret deliberations’ had been presented in a ‘selective’ manner to mislead the top court and amounted to damaging national security. The Ministry of Defence sought dismissal of both the review petition and the miscellaneous application in the matter, while contending that "it has become imperative for the Union of India to seek removal of these documents from the record of the Review Petition and Miscellaneous application ﬁled by the petitioners." It told the apex court that the documents attached by the petitioners in the Rafale review case are sensitive to national security which relates to war ca- PATAN AFZAL BABU Hyderabad: The Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency, one of the biggest Parliamentary constituencies in Telangana, with more than 19 lakh voters, has kept up its reputation as every political party’s apple of eye. It continues to be the most soughtafter seat, with many senior leaders belonging to ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti, Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party once again throwing in their hat to contest from there. The numbers of ticket-seekers from the three parties are increasing by the day. It is not easy for the BJP’s veteran and four-time MP from Secunderabad Bandaru Dattatraya to get the party ticket as many leaders from Telangana BJP unit are seriously vying to test the waters in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. After his removal from the Union cabinet two years ago, Dattatreya has been facing tough time. Although the party has not given prominence to him, being the most senior leader around, he continues to hold sway in the Lok Sabha segment. Party leaders say that BJP state unit president K Laxman and senior leader G Kishan Reddy are among the frontrunners to contest from the segment, considered a BJP stronghold in Telangana. This was the lone MP seat that the saffron party won in the 2014 elections. BJP national general Secretary P Muralidhar Rao is also ready to try his luck. “BJP high command is inclined to give party tickets to all the sitting MPs, relaxing the age limit of 65 for the present elections. After ascertaining the winning prospects of Dattatreya, the party will take a ﬁnal decision,” a senior leader said. Kishan Reddy has been trying hard to get the party ticket through his political guru and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. Continued on Page 4 pacity of combat aircraft. The government said the unauthorised photocopy of such documents have "adversely affected the sovereignty, security and friendly relations with the foreign countries." "Those who have conspired in this leakage are guilty of penal offences including theft by unauthorized photocopying and leakage of sensitive official documents affecting national security. These matters are now subject of an in- PRIYANKA MEETS BHIM ARMY CHIEF Can Seethakka turn the tables on TRS? ADEPU MAHENDER Meerut: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday met Bhim Army chief Chandrasekhar Azad and attacked the BJP, saying the government has become "arrogant" and it was trying to suppress the voice of the people. Priyanka Gandhi arrived at Anand Hospital here along with western Uttar Pradesh in-charge Jyotiraditya Scindia and Uttar Pradesh party chief Raj Babbar. She told mediapersons, "Yeh ahankaari sarkaar hai (this is an arrogant government). The government wants to suppress the voice of the youth." "They have not given employment to the youth. So if they are raising their voice, let them do that. What is the use of suppressing their voice?" she questioned. Voting ko ek superhit katha banaiye: PM Modi’s filmy appeal to actors, politicos, sportspersons, businessmen, spiritual leaders and journalists New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter on Wednesday and appealed to politicians and other eminent personalities to encourage increased voter participation and urged them to inspire more people to come out and vote during the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. “I appeal to Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee, Sharad Pawar, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and MK Stalin to encourage increased voter participation in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. A high turnout augurs well for our democratic fabric,” DIL KHUSH HUA: Akhilesh trolls Modi Modi wrote in a series of posts on Twitter. He then went on to call upon Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and YSRCP president YS Jaganmohan Reddy to “work towards bringing maximum Indians to the polling booths in the upcoming elections. Continued on Page 4 ternal enquiry which commenced on February 28," the affidavit said. "It is of utmost concern to the central government to ﬁnd out where the leakage took place so that in future the sanctity of decision-making process in governance is maintained," the Defence Ministry said. "The petitioners are using unauthorisedly accessed documents with the intention to present a selective and incomplete picture of internal secret deliberations on a matter relating to national security and defence," it said. The affidavit came days after details of some internal documents of the Defence Ministry related to the Rafale ﬁghter deal came out in a section of the media. "Since the review petition has been widely circulated and is available in public domain, the same is available to the enemy/our adversaries. This puts the National Security in jeopardy," the government contended. "Without consent, permission or acquiescence of the Central Government, those who have conspired in making the photocopy of these sensitive documents and annexing it to the Review Petition/ Misc. Application and thereby committing theft by unauthorized photocopying of such documents," it added. Continued on Page 4 Lucknow: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav took a dig at PM Modi and said that he was happy (dil khush hua) that the PM too is appealing to Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) for a Mahaparivartan (absolute change). Akhilesh was reacting after PM's marathon tweet session on Wednesday. Modi tweeted 29 times in an hour on Wednesday morning. Yellandu, Dornakal, Mahabubabad and Mulugu – in Mahabubabad: Unable to Mahabubabad Parliamentary withstand the onslaught of constituency are tribal rethe ruling Telangana Rashtra served. Samiti (TRS) that mastered Against this backdrop, the the art of winning elections speculation is rife that the everything in its vicinity, the Congress leadership is Congress leadership appears weighing its options to ﬁeld to be changing its tack to stop Seethakka who has a massive its rival’s juggernaut by ﬁeldsupport from Adivasis. ing Mulugu MLA This apart, it’s said Seethakka alias that Seethakka’s milDanasari Anasuya itant backdrop from the Mawould help her durhabubabad Lok Sabing the campaign to ha seat. reach out to the AdiThe Congress, vasis. It may also be which won four out noted here that of the seven AssemSeethakka has her Mahabubabad part in the triumph bly segments that Lok Sabha seat of Podem Veeraiah, come under Mahabubabad Lok Sabwho won Bhadrachaha seat in the recent eleclam seat in recent elections. tions, has a clear edge over its She used her good offices in rival, TRS. Although the ConAdivasi belt to ensure victogress had a jolt with Pinapaka ry of Veeraiah. MLA Rega Kantha Rao and Apparently, Seetakka who Yellandu MLA Haripriya joined the Congress along Naik defecting to TRS, it’s bewith A Revanth Reddy in lieved that its vote bank 2017 is in the good books of among the Adivasis is very All India Congress Commitmuch intact. tee (AICC) president Rahul It may be noted here that Gandhi. Soon after her joinbarring Narsampet coning, she was made the general stituency, the other six Assecretary of the All-India sembly segments Mahila Congress. Continued on Page 4 Bhadrachalam, Pinapaka,
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