www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL WEDNESDAY 3 APRIL 2019 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: A few showers. Clearing skies Temp: Max.38C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 47% Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 06:25 LALIT K JHA Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao paying tributes to Telangana ideologue the late Prof Jayashankar in Warangal on Tuesday HANS NEWS SERVICE Mahabubabad: The country has witnessed a rapid growth since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Narendra Modi forged to power in 2014, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. Campaigning for Mahabubabad Lok Sabha candidate Jatoth Hussain Naik here on Tuesday, Rajnath Singh said that the BJP government changed the face of the nation by ensuring all-round development in last five years. “We not only focused on infrastructure but also strengthened our armed forces,” Singh said, stating that they gave top priority to national security. The Congress has always tried to politicise by making baseless allegations against the BJP government, he said, referring to the Rafale jets deal. The then Congress government didn’t warn Pakistan when Mumbai reeled under terror attack in 2008, he said, stating that Congress has no guts to do so. The Congress is not ready to support BJP government, moreover it’s trying to politicise it, he alleged, referring to Balakot airstrikes that decimated terror groups of Pakistan. India played a major role in liberalising Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971. Everyone irrespective of party affiliations appreciated the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for her bold decisions. Continued on Page 4 Washington: Three Indianorigin consultants in the US have been charged with substantive visa fraud for submitting sham applications for the popular H-1B visas to gain a competitive advantage over competing ﬁrms. A federal grand jury last month indicted Kishore Dattapuram, of Santa Clara, Kumar Aswapathi, of Austin, Texas, and Santosh Giri, of San Jose, on 10 counts of substantive visa fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit visa fraud, the Department of Justice said in a statement. The H-1B visa programme, popular among Indian technology professionals, allows foreign workers to obtain temporary authorisation to live and work for employers in the US. To secure an H-1B visa, an employer or other sponsor must submit an 'I-129' petition to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. A petition and associated documentation must conﬁrm the existence and duration of the job waiting for the worker, and describe key details including the wages associated with the position. Continued on Page 4 New Delhi: "Congress Will Deliver" - with this tagline, the grand old party released its manifesto on Tuesday for the Lok Sabha elections to be held from April 11. The manifesto was released in the presence of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Priyanka Gandhi and other big leaders were also there. The Congress president appealed to the people to vote on 'real' issues of joblessness, farm distress and women security rather than divisive ones that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is busy stoking during electioneering across the country. The manifesto has identified employment and economy, as key promises on which it would deliver if it were to form the government at the Centre. The party’s slogan for the polls is “Congress will deliver”. Gandhi said the manifesto had ﬁve key ideas, akin to the ﬁve ﬁngers in the Congress election symbol 'hand'. Continued on Page 4 Congress president Rahul Gandhi, senior party leaders Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh release party's manifesto for Lok Sabha polls 2019, in New Delhi on Tuesday RAHUL TWEETS Today is a historic day.. It is on this day that the Congress party launched its final assault on poverty. 5 Crore of the poorest families in India, will receive Rs. 72,000 Per Year #NyayForIndia is our dream & our pledge. The time for change has come HIGHLIGHTS ARE BJP alone cares for nation: Rajnath That is a terrible, terrible thing to create an event that sends debris and an apogee that goes above the international space station. That kind of activity is not compatible with the future of human spaceflight that we need to see have happen Jim Bridenstine, NASA chief Cong promises to deliver 3 Indian-origin consultants charged in H-1B visa fraud Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at an election meeting in Mahabubabad on Tuesday Washington: India shooting down of one of its own satellites was a "terrible thing" as it created about 400 pieces of orbital debris, the chief of NASA has said, warning that the risk of debris colliding with the International Space Station has risen by 44 per cent since the Indian anti-satellite weapon test. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on March 27 that India has achieved a "historic feat" by shooting down its own low-orbit satellite with a ground-to-space missile, making the country a "space power." Only three other countries -- the US, Russia and China -have anti-satellite missile (ASAT) capabilities. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Jim Bridenstine said about 60 pieces of debris have been tracked so far and out of which 24 are going above the apogee of the International Space Station (ISS), the point of the space station's orbit farthest from the Earth. Continued on Page 4 HEALT HC Warangal/Bhongir: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has said that he has no desire to become the Prime Minister, while asserting that time has come for the regional parties to come under one roof and rule the country. Addressing election meetings in Warangal and Bhongir, the TRS president said that he wants to see a non-Congress, non-BJP government at the Centre to address the real problems of the country which both the national parties have failed to solve in the last 70 years. KCR said he would like to contribute to bring a qualitative change in the national politics. Urging the people to elect 16 Lok Sabha candidates of TRS (leaving Hyderabad for its ally MIM), he said only TRS can work to safeguard the state's interests and get the state's rights. Criticising the BJP and Congress for their failure to utilise the national resources properly, he said there is a scope for utilising whopping 70,000 TMCFT water properly. “None of these parties have made an effort to make use of it,” he said. “I have been advocating for the Federal Front of regional parties to achieve all-round development of the country,” he said. KCR alleged that both BJP and Congress are power hungry and Prime Minister Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who accuse each other day in and day out, seldom focus on problems faced by the people. The TRS chief said neither of these national parties has interest on the development of the country. On the contrary, Telangana not only witnessed a tremendous growth in the last ﬁve years but also became trendsetter in the country, he said. “Impressed by the Telangana government’s initiatives such as Rythu Bandhu, Mission Kakatiya, Mission Bhagiratha, residential schools, etc, many states in the country are working to replicate them,” KCR said. Referring to Modi’s remarks that the Centre gave Rs 35,000 crore to Telangana, KCR termed it as ridiculous. “What the Centre gives us is insigniﬁcant considering the amount Telangana government pays to it. We nearly pay one lakh crore rupees,” KCR said. Continued on Page 4 TI ON & HANS NEWS SERVICE MNREGA KISAN BUDGET New York: Three Indian citizens have been apprehended by US Border Patrol officials for being involved in a smuggling attempt near Hogansburg in upstate New York. US Border Patrol agents assigned to the Massena Border Patrol Station had apprehended six individuals on March 28 for being involved in the suspected smuggling attempt. The agents observed suspicious activity in Hogansburg involving the occupants of two vehicles, to include the exchange of passengers. Border Patrol agents performed a vehicle stop on one of the cars in Hogansburg in the town of Bombay, near the Canadian-US, a press release from the US Customs and Border Protection said. HAVE NO DESIRE TO BECOME PM: KCR India’s ASAT test litter poses risk to ISS astronauts JOBS Three Indians nabbed in US for smuggling bid SUPREME COURT NIXES RBI CIRCULAR ON INSOLVENCY NYAY Hyderabad: Junior doctors from Osmania Medical College have decided to boycott elective duties from April 3 (Wednesday) in protest against the participation of Health Minister Eatala Rajender in a meeting conducted by RMPs (Rural Medical Practitioners) in Karimnagar, which the doctors say was against rules. They also took this decision over the delay in payment of stipends to PG doctors for more than five months. A delegation of Osmania JUDA served strike notice to hospital authorities on Tuesday, Junior doctors have been very vocal of their opposition to any type of initiatives by TRS government to train and certify RMPs, working in rural and interior areas. They openly expressed their opposition in the past and warned off launching a stir if ministers or ruling party representatives attend meetings conducted by Quacks. T JUDA chairman Dr P S Vijayender Goud said that junior doctors from Gandhi, Kakatiya Medical College, RIMS and other government colleges would hold a protest on Wednesday as they did not serve prior strike notice to Principal and Superintendent concerned. ELECTION PREPS IN NIZAMABAD PICK UP STEAM RA PR FIV HU OM E B L’s IS IG ES OMC junior docs to boycott duties from today STATE WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H CA EDU • Rahul says Nyay scheme would be his priority • Promises separate budget for farmers • To ﬁll 22 lakh vacancies by March 2020 • 6% budget allocation for education • Assures 150 days under NREGA • Fuel to be brought under GST in 2 yrs WhatsApp gate-keeping to curb fake news, rumours New Delhi: WhatsApp has unveiled its 'Checkpoint Tipline', where people can check the authenticity of information received as the messaging giant looks to crack down on fake news ahead of the general election. "Launched by PROTO, an India-based media skilling startup, this tipline will help create a database of rumours to study misinformation during elections for Checkpoint - a research project commissioned and technically assisted by WhatsApp," the Facebook-owned company said in a statement. It added that starting from Tuesday, people in India can submit misinformation or rumours they receive to the Checkpoint Tipline on WhatsApp (+91-9643- 000-888). Once a WhatsApp user shares a suspicious message with the tipline, PROTO's veriﬁcation centre will seek to respond and inform the user if the claim made in message shared is veriﬁed or not. "The response will indicate if information is classiﬁed as true, false, misleading, disputed or out of scope and include any other related information that is available," the statement said. This centre is equipped to review content in the form of pictures, video links or text and will cover English and four regional languages - Hindi, Telugu, Bengali and Malayalam. PROTO will also look at working with organisations at grassroot level to submit mis- FACEBOOK WORKING ON NEWS TAB SUSPICIOUS CONTENT CAN BE SENT TO +91-9643-000-888 Washington: Facebook is working on a "news tab" that could be used to financially support "high quality and trustworthy" journalism, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday. Zuckerberg said he sees interest in building a product separate from its personalised feed that would serve people who want news from professional media. "We want this to surface high quality and trustworthy information," Zuckerberg said. He he believes as many as 10 to 15 per cent of Facebook users would be interested in a dedicated news tab. information circulating across different regions in India during the election period. Facebook, which counts India as one of its largest markets with over 200 million users, had faced ﬂak from the Indian government after a series of mob-lynching incidents, triggered by rumours circulating on WhatsApp, claimed lives last year. Under pressure to stop rumours and fake news, WhatsApp had last year restricted forwarding messages to ﬁve chats at once. It has also been putting out advertisements in newspapers and running television and radio campaigns offering tips to users on how to spot misinformation. With ensuing general elections, the Indian gov- ernment had warned social media platforms of strong action if any attempt was made to inﬂuence the country's electoral process through undesirable means. Interestingly, the Indian government — through proposed changes in IT rules — is seeking to make social media platforms more accountable by mandating them to introduce tools that can identify and disable "unlawful content". One of the amendments being mulled in the IT intermediary rules (meant for online and social media platforms) will require them to enable tracing out of such originators of information as needed by government agencies that are legally authorised. Continued on Page 4
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