www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL TUESDAY 2 APRIL 2019 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.39C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 30% Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 06:25 STATE WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H EC MOVE TO USE M3 EVMS RAISES HACKLES OF ACTIVISTS BoB NOW 2ND LARGEST PSU BANK AFTER SBI MODI ASKS GA TO CLARIFY ON SEPARATE J&K PM HANS NEWS SERVICE MIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi with Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar during a public meeting for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in Nagpur on Monday FB bins 687 fake pages linked to Cong New Delhi: In a startling revelation how political parties are using fake accounts to push their agenda on social media ahead of the general elections, Facebook on Monday announced removal of 687 spam Facebook pages and accounts connected to individuals associated with the Congress IT cell. These Pages and accounts have spent around Rs 27 lakh on ads on Facebook. The first ad ran in August 2014 and the most recent in March 2019. 8 P6 Hardik moves SC to stay conviction New Delhi: Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking the stay of his conviction and sentence in a 2015 rioting case by a district court to enable him to contest the general elections. The Patidar leader, who joined the Congress on March 12 and was being projected to be a candidate for the Jamnagar seat, has challenged the March 29 Gujarat High Court order rejecting his plea. The High Court did not accept his plea that an irreparable loss would be caused to him if he was not able to contest Lok Sabha election. 8 P7 Congress president Rahul Gandhi having a word with senior party leaders Uttam Kumar Reddy and K Jana Reddy at an election meeting in Huzurnagar on Monday Modi, KCR in secret pact: RaGa n ‘It’s a deceiving game that they criticise each other’ HANS NEWS SERVICE Zaheerabad/ Wanaparthy/ Huzurnagar: AICC president Rahul Gandhi called upon the people to decide whether they want leaders like Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao who are into secret pact and support each other but accuse each other in public or a party which was committed for welfare and development. Addressing the three public meetings in Telangana on Monday, Rahul Gandhi said KCR and Modi were similar in their attitude. They try to beneﬁt few people and in return the ‘beneﬁciaries’ invest in the 'markets' of KCR and Modi. They would give bribes to Modi and KCR by spending part of their ill-gotten money. Modi has come to power stating that he would be chowkidar (watchman) of the country but ended up as chor (thief ). On the other hand, the Congress party if voted to power would give 33 per cent reservation to women in Parliament and Assembly and would empower them politically and economically. Continued on Page 4 Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has mounted a vitriolic attack on the Congress and its alliance partners and their leaders demanding an answer to the demand mooted by the National Conference for a separate Prime Minister to Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing his second election meeting "Vijay Sankalp" Sabha here at Lal Bahadur stadium on Monday, Modi said, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah, son of the National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah, had demanded the restoration of pre-1951 position in J&K. Modi said that the Congress and its alliance partners in the grand alliance (Mahagatbandhan) in which the NC is also a member should make their stand clear on this issue. Apart from the Congress and TDP, Modi asked former Prime Minister Deve Gowda, NCP chief and former Union Minister Sharad Pawar, to come out in the open and make their stand clear to the people of the country. Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing an election meeting at LB Stadium in Hyderabad on Monday said being a “chowkidar” he would not allow J&K to have a separate PM which would take the country back to 1953. Taking a swipe at the TRS and its chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, Modi said the pink party was not interested in development of the state other than the development of his own family and strengthening the vote banks. Modi said that the Centre wanted the Hyderabad Metro Rail project should also expand to Old City at a faster pace like Delhi Metro. However, the AIMIM has become a big speed breaker. He further said that the steering of TRS was in the hands of Majlis. KCR, he said, was more interested in promoting his family rule. He said the car belongs to the TRS, but the steering was in the hands of the Majlis. Modi said that the Ramagundam fertiliser factory would be revived and more infrastructure facilities would be provided to the twin cities. Besides, Hyderabad where many multi-national units, including start-ups, were located was an inspiration to the youth who wished to make a mark in life, he said. Rolling out the achievements of the NDA government at the Centre for the last ﬁve years, Modi said that he could successfully complete several projects and take hard decisions due to the blessing and support to the people given to him. Modi listed out how the NDA could take a decision on the Income-Tax exemption limit which was raised to Rs 5 lakh which has come into effect from April 1. He said availability of educational and home loans and reduction of power, mobile and health bills and containing the inﬂations were the other achievements of the NDA government. Four terrorists killed in Pulwama encounter Nation needs qualitative change: KCR Rahul refused tie-up with AAP for LS polls: Kejri n 3 security personnel HANS NEWS SERVICE New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said Congress president Rahul Gandhi has refused to forge an alliance with the AAP for the Lok Sabha polls in the national capital. Talking to reporters at the airport in Delhi, the AAP leader said he had met Rahul Gandhi recently and the Congress leader had refused to "join hands with the AAP". Asked about Congress's Delhi unit president Sheila Dikshit's remarks that Arvind Kejriwal never approached her for an alliance, the Chief Minister said, "We have met Rahul Gandhi. Sheila Dikshit is not that important leader." Kejriwal has been urging the Congress to stitch an alliance in Delhi for the Lok Sabha polls to keep the BJP away from power. Leaders in the Delhi unit of the Congress were divided over the issue of alliance with Dikshit and her three working presidents opposing it, party sources had said. A top source in the party had recently said that chances of alliance were "slim" considering its long-term repercussions in Delhi. "The biggest question is how will Congress face the AAP in Assembly elections due in 2020 after the tie-up. Also, the party does not gain much politically as it is being offered only 2-3 seats by Kejriwal," the source had said. hurt in the operation Srinagar: Four Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists have been killed in an anti-terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. Three security personnel were also injured in the operation in the south Kashmir district. "Four terrorists have been eliminated in Pulwama operation," Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said. Police sources said the injured soldiers have been evacuated to hospital and their condition is stated to be out of danger. The overnight operation was launched by security personnel following a speciﬁc information about the presence of terrorists in Lassipora area. As the forces zeroed in the cordon, they came under ﬁring from hiding terrorists. In the ensuing encounter all the four terrorists were killed. Four riﬂes and ammunition have been recovered from the site of the encounter. The anti-terror operation comes a day after a security personnel was injured in a grenade attack by terrorists in Pulwama town. The security personnel who was posted on law and order duty suffered minor injuries in the grenade blast, a police official said. Ramagundam: Continuing his tirade against Congress and BJP, Chief Minister and TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao on Monday said that the country was facing a lot of problems because of the rule by these ‘sannasulu’ (inept) and hence there is a need to bring a qualitative change in the country. Addressing an election rally in Ramagundam for the Peddapalli Lok Sabha constituency, Chandrashekar Rao targeted the Congress and BJP leaders for not using available resources for developing the country. “Both these party leaders are ﬁghting by raising their sleeves... why? They want us to get confused. Who ruled this country? The Congress and BJP have ruled for many years, there were some others, but these two parties did not allow them to work. This ‘sannasi’ will go and that ‘sannasi’ will come. Only the names of the scheme change from Gandhi to Deen Dayal. They did not use the resources because they are ‘dad- dammalu’ (idiots),” said Chandrashekar Rao. The chief minister targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again asking him what he has done during the last ﬁve years. “What work he has done for Dalits and STs. We requested with Assembly resolution urging them to remove income tax on coal mine workers but they did not listen. They will not do because they have ego as they think anyhow people will vote either of them. Why the Prime Minister has problems with jyothisyam (astrology),” he asked. KCR said that someone had to challenge these two parties and he decided to take on the national parties. “I can be in power for next ﬁve years and keep quiet After polls, KCR to connect with people Ramagundam: After the Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao will be visiting districts to hold ‘Praja Darbar’ to solve the problems of people. Making this announcement during a public meeting at Ramagundam for the Peddapally Lok Sabha constituency, KCR said that during his first tenure he had to spend lot of time in planning hence he could not meet people. “I was busy in planning hence could not meet you all. After elections, I will be in districts for two to three days... will meet people by holding Praja Darbar in villages. I will also come to Godavarikhani and listen to your problems,” said KCR. KCR said that there will be changes in the revenue law and asked the farmers not to have any land dealings till June. “Few are saying that I am going against Revenue employees. It is not true. I am not a person to cause loss to anyone,” said KCR. by continuing but someone had to take the initiative. If I had kept quiet for the cause of separate state, Telangana would not have been possible,” said KCR. KCR said that the country should have intelligent leaders for generating more income. The tax payers are evading taxes when they are asked to pay 30 per cent of their tax and governments in the country bring voluntary disclosure scheme asking them to disclose their 70 per cent income. Indonesia brought the tax rate to 4 per cent and generated Rs 24 lakh crore. Similar step should be taken by the intelligent governments. He also said that about Rs 28-lakh crore are lying unused with RBI and Maharatna companies. This money should be used for the development, but these parties don’t have the ability to use them, he added. Even Modi’s Gujarat is not providing 24-hour power supply to the farmers. KCR said that fed up with the noise of the national parties, people were also not attending the meetings of Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi. ISRO puts Emisat, 28 foreign satellites into orbit ENABLES DRDO GET ELECTRONIC INTELLIGENCE CAPABILITY Sriharikota: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday put Emisat -- an electronic intelligence satellite for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) -and 28 other foreign satellites into orbit in a copybook style. With Monday's launch, India has successfully put into orbit 297 foreign satellites to date. So far, Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket has put into orbit nation's 46 satellites, including 10 satellites built by students from Indian universities. Notable aspects of this space mission are the ﬂying of a new variant of PSLV, switching off and on the fourth stage engine couple of times and the use of the fourth stage as an orbital platform carrying three experimental payloads. After the successful launch, space agency's chairman K Sivan said: "Today the PSLV has successfully injected the ISRO-made Emisat satellite into its intended orbit and 28 customer satellites at a 504-km altitude. "The mission is special for the ISRO on many counts as it was the ﬁrst time a PSLV rocket was launched with four strap-on motors; the mission has three different orbits ISRO's PSLV-C45 carrying EMISAT and 28 other satellites lifts oﬀ from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Monday for the very ﬁrst time; the fourth stage was made an orbital platform for experiments; and there was also a new team for the PSLV." Sivan said the industry contributed a lot for the building of the rocket and satellite. "Ninety-ﬁve per cent of the rocket hardware and 60-65 per cent of satellite components were fabricated by the industry," he said. At 9.27 am, the PSLV rocket standing at 44.5 metres tall and weighing 239 tonne with a oneway ticket, hurtled itself towards the skies. With the ﬁerce orange ﬂame at its tail lighting, the rocket slowly gathered speed and went up. Heeding to the demand of the public to view the rocket launch, Sivan said that a viewers' gallery was built and 1,200 people enjoyed spectacle. He said for the next mission about 5,000 people will be allowed to witness the launch. As regards future missions, Sivan said the next PSLV rocket will carry RISAT and it will be followed by another PSLV launch carrying Cartosat-3 satellite. India will also launch two more defence satellites sometime in July or August with its new rocket Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV).
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