VOL. 10 | NO. 56 | THURSDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2020 | HYDERABAD | PAGES 10 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com Forecast: Tons of rain. Overcast. Temp: Max.32°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 66% Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 06:22 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H H Follow @ WINDOWS /thehansindia | /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H REVENUTIONARY CM introduces draft Bill in Assembly HANS NEWS SERVICE Narcotics Control Bureau officers take Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty, who has been sent in judicial custody till September 22 by a local court, to Byculla women jail, in Mumbai on Wednesday. She was arrested in a drugs case linked to her boyfriend and actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death on Tuesday Heavy rains lash Kerala, N India remains dry New Delhi (PTI): Heavy rains lashed several parts of southern India, including Kerala on Wednesday while dry and sultry weather prevailed in the north, even as the IMD forecast widespread rainfall over Peninsular regions in the next four to ﬁve days. In Delhi, dry weather pushed the mercury up slightly as the maximum temperature settled at 35.6 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal. According to the Met department forecast, the city's maximum temperature is expected to rise by a few notches as rainfall is unlikely over the next few days. Delhi has recorded just 20.9 mm rainfall against the normal of 58.3 mm -- a deﬁciency of 64 per cent -- in September so far. Hyderabad: The Telangana Rights in Land and Pattadar Pass Books Act 2020, introduced by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in the Assembly on Wednesday, will bid adieu to the decades-old complex administrative structure. According to him, this Act will usher in foolproof mechanism to provide hassle-free services to the people and make officials of the Revenue department totally responsible. Touting the new Revenue Act as a revolutionary step in the country, the Chief Minister said, “Today is another landmark day in his life as he got the opportunity to bring in the historical new Revenue Act." He said it took three years time for the government to ﬁnalise the Revenue Act in consultation with the officials and various state governments. The Chief Minister claimed that the new Act SALIENT FEATURES S S S S S S S KCR says it’s a landmark day in his life Claims ‘historic’ Act will usher in new era MROs given power to register farm lands Sub Registrars to register non-farm lands Govt to launch Dharani website for land records Mulls comprehensive land survey VROs, VRAs to be absorbed in other depts will put an end to the unbridled corruption in the Revenue department and the services will be offered to the people in a more transparent way. It would be like the single-window deliverance of services. The Bill intends to use 100 per cent IT enabled services to see that there was almost S S S S S Local bodies to issue lifetime caste certiﬁcates On the spot land registration, issuance of documents on same day All documents, including EC, made available online Abolition of all Revenue Courts Digital mapping of Telangana zero percent involvement of the officials in providing services to the people. Hence forth, farmers will no longer have to wait to get their passbook and land mutations papers. The practice of mutation of lands by local bodies has been scrapped and the MROs and Sub Registrars were entrusted the responsibility. All ownership documents will be handed over immediately after the land registration was done. In a major administrative reform, the MROs have been given the authority to register agricultural lands and Sub Registrars will retain their powers to register non-farm lands. The details of 89.47 lakh properties were already made available online in the State. KCR said the existing Sub Registrars offices will function as usual and a comprehensive land survey will also be taken up to ascertain the status of land ownership soon. The government will also launch Dharani website which would be accessible by anyone across the globe. All details pertaining to lands will be available on the website and viewers can copy or download the details but cannot tamper with the details on the website. Continued on Page 5 HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: The Telangana government is all set to embark upon a huge task of land survey which, according to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, would be the biggest one after the Nizam rule in the region. Speaking over the proposed Revenue Bill in the Assembly, KCR said every inch of the land, both private and government, will be surveyed and a digital map of Telangana will be prepared and uploaded on its website so that every citizen and all wings of the government can have access to the property details. This will put an end to land-grabbing and will make the state litigation free, he felt. Telangana is spread across 1.12 lakh square kilometres. The extent of land under use for agriculture, non-agriculture and industrial purpose will be known once the survey was completed. All the survey reports will also be used to identify legal owner of the land in the state. KCR maintained that the state government is committed to address every land dispute in a transparent manner and ensure that no citizen suffers from the official lapses in the administration of land records in the future. KCR, Akbaruddin spar over Covid relief measures HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: It was a rare situation where AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has a spar over coronavirus on the ﬂoor of the Assembly on Wednesday. Participating in the short discussion on Covid-19 situation in the state, Akbaruddin Owaisi felt that while the agenda said that it was a short discussion on corona and its impact, but the statement of the Health minister reads like a health bulletin. He wanted to know why the government had not shown seriousness in dealing with the subject on the ﬂoor of the House. He wanted to know whether the pandemic had affected the economy or not? Delhi-born businessman Dy Mayor in UK London (PTI): An Indian-origin businessman in the UK has been elected as the deputy mayor of London Borough of Southwark for the second time. Sunil Chopra was the mayor of the London Borough of Southwark in 2014-2015, and deputy mayor in 2013-2014, the ﬁrst Indian-origin person to hold the prestigious oﬃce in the Borough. New Delhi-born Chopra who was the general secretary of the Indian Overseas Congress, London, is the ﬁrst and only Indian-origin elected councillor in London Borough of Southwark Council, which has only 2 per cent Indian-origin people. He is living in London for the last 40 years and actively involved in local community works. Commenting on his election, Chopra said on Wednesday “I feel really proud to be an Indian. It is not only a great honour for me and my family but for the whole Indian community. I will keep working with the community locally and internationally." Govt mulls biggest land survey in TS Whether it had hit the livelihood of the people or not? Whether it had affected socially or not? Whether it had affected the administration or not? Whether agriculture, trade and other sections were affected or not and whether the academic year was affected or not? Owaisi said the government has been claiming that it had taken a lot of relief activities like distribution of ration to the af- fected people. It stated in the past that it had provided helping hand to migrant labour and many other such measures but the statement did not mention even a word about it. This made the Chief Minister to take control of the situation in the form of intervention. KCR said that Covid is a worldwide phenomenon and not conﬁned to Telangana. Continued on Page 5 PM gives 3 mantras to street vendors New Delhi (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned Madhya Pradesh street vendors, who are starting afresh battling the pandemic induced crisis to follow three mantras - wearing mask, cleanliness and social distancing. "Now when you are starting your business afresh, you have to take some precautions. Until the corona vaccine arrives, you have to take full care of yourself and your customers' safety. Masks, cleanliness, do gaaj ki doori all these have to be adopted," cautioned the Prime Minister on Wednesday as he virtually addressed scores of Street vendors of Madhya Pradesh who availed the centre's PM-SVA Nidhi scheme. Prime Minister spoke to three select beneﬁciaries through video conferencing. While speaking to one vegetable seller, he asked whether they are organic and if they are, whether his buy- ers are aware of it. He also spoke to a tikki seller who runs a stall by the name of 'Sharma Tikki seller'. Taking a subtle dig at his predecessors, Modi claimed that there has been a lot of talk of the poor in our country, but the work done for the poor in the last six years has never been done before. "Every area, every sector where the poor-victims-exploited-deprived, were in need, the government's plans came as its backing," remarked the Prime Minister. Continued on Page 5 Kangana takes on Shiv Sena, tells Uddhav his ego will be crushed HAL's Indigenous Light Utility Vehicle (LUH) completes hot and high altitude trials in the Himalayan mountain ranges in Leh, Ladakh Oxford University halts trials of Covid vaccine London (PTI): The human trials of one of the most promising Covid-19 vaccine candidates, being developed by the University of Oxford, has been put on hold after a UK participant had an adverse reaction to it. AstraZeneca, the biopharmaceutical giant in tie-up with the university to produce the vaccine, described the pause as a "routine" one following what was “an unexplained illness". The trials had moved into Phase III after successful Phase I and II testing had raised worldwide hopes of it being ready by early next year as results showed that it produced a positive immune response. The vaccine moved to Phase III testing in recent weeks, involving around 30,000 participants in the US as well as in the UK, Brazil and South Africa. “As part of the ongoing randomised, controlled global trials of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine, our standard review process was triggered and we voluntarily paused vaccination to allow a review of safety data by an independent committee,” said a spokesperson for AstraZeneca on Tuesday evening. “This is a routine action which has to happen whenever there is a potentially unexplained illness in one of the trials, while it is investigated, ensuring we maintain the integrity of the trials. In large trials illnesses will happen by chance but must be independently reviewed to check this carefully,” the spokesperson said. Stressing that the adverse reaction involved only a single patient, the spokesperson added that the team is working to expedite the review of the “single event” to minimise any potential impact on the trial timeline. Mumbai (PTI): Actor Kangana Ranaut landed here on Wednesday from Himachal Pradesh, angry and caustic as she took on the Shiv Sena, called her home Ram mandir, referred to Bullywood' and described herself as the daughter of Chhatrapati Shivaji. The Queen actor, who has been given Y-plus category security from the Centre, was met with black ﬂags and slogans from protesting Shiv Sena workers. But there was support too from workers of the RPI (A) and Karni Sena, who also gathered at the airport. Addressing Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray, Ranaut posted a video message saying his "ego will be destroyed" the way her Bandra home was demolished. The actor said she is working on a project on Ayodhya but now understands the pain of Kashmir Pandits and will also make a movie on their plight. Ranaut, known for her provocative statements, again compared Mumbai with Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) after the Shiv Sena-led BMC demolished "illegal alterations" at her Bandra bungalow. "Uddhav Thackeray, 'tujhe kya lagta hai' (what do you think)?. You think you have taken a huge revenge by destroying my house in collusion with the movie maﬁa. Today my house is destroyed, tomorrow it will be your ego. The wheels of time keep chang- HC stays demolition of Ranaut’s ‘illegal office’ Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) oﬃcers demolish 'illegal alterations' at the Bandra bungalow of Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, in Mumbai on Wednesday ing, she said in a video message in Hindi, referring to the chief minister in the informal tu' rather than the more respectful aap'. "Uddhav Thackeray, this cruelty and terrorism, it is good that it happened to me because there is some meaning to it," she said in the video. In a series of posts earlier in the day, Ranaut said there has been no "illegal construction" in her house. "... also government has banned any demolitions in Covid till September 30, Bullywood watch now this is what Fascism looks like #DeathOfDemocracy #KanganaRanaut," the actor tweeted. In another post, she wrote, "I am never wrong and my enemies prove again and again this is why my Mumbai is POK now #deathofdemocracy". Continued on Page 5 Undue importance: Sharad Pawar N CP chief Sharad Pawar said undue importance is being attached to Kangana's statements, adding people are not taking her remarks seriously. Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly Devendra Fadnavis said the state of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj has not seen such a "timid and anti-democracy" government till now, and ccused the state government of stifling voices of those holding the other view. Kangana's lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui claimed the BMC was lying about illegal construction at the bungalow. "BMC said they gave stop-work notice. But such notice is given when the construction process is underway. There is no construction going on at the place. It was over about oneand-a-half years ago," he said. Mumbai (IANS): The Bombay High Court on Wednesday stayed the demolition drive of Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut's "illegal office" barely a couple of hours after the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) squad started bulldozing the premises. Ranaut's lawyer had challenged the BMC notice earlier in the morning before the high court, contending that there are no illegalities in the office works even as the civic demolition squad swooped on the premises in Bandra West. The high court has directed the BMC to file its reply to Ranaut's plea challenging the demolition order by 3 p.m. on Thursday. Even as the high court was hearing the matter, the BMC H-West Ward dozen-strong team, which was accompanied by a strong police posse, halted the demolition process awaiting the court orders. However, a significant portion of the office premises from the inside and outside appeared to have been razed with massive bulldozers, JCBs, and other heavy equipment. The fast-paced developments came barely hours after the BMC pasted a notice outside the office rejecting a reply filed by Kangana's lawyer, Rizwan Siddique, to the Tuesday (September 8) notice in which the civic body had listed a series of violations in the ongoing works in her office. The BMC Executive Engineer said that he was satisfied that the (illegal) works were being carried out and the actress had failed to produce the permissions/approvals/sanction for it as per the BMC laws. As per the notice, the violations include: merging of two bungalows, converting a ground-floor toilet into an office cabin, converting a storeroom into a kitchen, making an unauthorised pantry in the ground floor, adding toilets near the storeroom and a parking area, illegal partitions in first floor living room, an illegal meeting room in the "puja" room, converting a balcony into a habitable area besides a floor extension, etc.
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