www.thehansindia.com VOL. 6 | NO. 122 | FRIDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2020 | KHAMMAM | PAGES 8 | `5.00 Forecast: Isolated tstorms. Cloudy. Temp: Max.33°C. Min.28°C. Humidity: 66% Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 06:14 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H H Follow @ WINDOWS Paresh Rawal new NSD chairman New Delhi (IANS): Veteran actor Paresh Rawal has been appointed the new chairman of National School of Drama (NSD). The prestigious institute announced the news on Thursday on its veriﬁed Twitter account. "We are glad to inform Hon'ble President of India @rashtrapatibhvn has appointed renowned actor & Padma Shri @sirpareshrawal as chairman of @nsd_india. NSD family welcome the legend to shower his guidance to NSD for achieving new heights," read the tweet. Rawal, also a politician aﬃliated with the Bharatiya Janata Party, started his acting career in the eighties. Widely respected for his versatility, he has impressed with numerous award-winning arthouse performances as well as roles as the villain and the comedian in mainstream Bollywood ﬁlms. Can be deployed at LAC at short notice: Rajnath Ambala/ New Delhi (IANS): Five Rafale combat aircraft made by French company Dassault Aviation can be deployed at a short notice at the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh, said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Ambala Air Base IAF pilots board a Rafale ﬁghter aircraft during its induction into the IAF ﬂeet, at the Ambala air base on Thursday Serum Institute pauses Covid vaccine trials S Visiting team expresses displeasure over felling of trees S Earlier Revanth lodged a complaint with Tribunal S Oﬃcials enquire about Hussain Sagar preservation Hyderabad: An official team of the NGT (National Green Tribunal) on Thursday visited the site of the proposed new Secretariat building and sought a report from the State government on the measures taken to conserve the environs of the famous Hussain Sagar Lake located next to the Secretariat premises in the heart of the city. It may be mentioned here that TPCC working president and Malkajigiri Lok Sabha MP A Revanth /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H IAF gets Rafale power NGT seeks report on Secretariat HANS NEWS SERVICE /thehansindia | Reddy lodged a complaint with the NGT against the demolition of the old Secretariat buildings and construction of big structures near the famous lake.The team accompanied by the state Forest and Environment, Pollution Control Board and local civic bodies conducted a random study of the demolition of the giant structures. The NGT officials enquired about the environmental safety measures taken during razing of the structures and shifting of the debris. Continued on Page 5 TRS plans protests over GST dues in LS KK, Nama to hold parleys with like-minded parties HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: The TRS Parliamentary Party (TRSPP) has decided to join hands with the like-minded parties in the Lok Sabha during the monsoon session and mount pressure on the Centre to clear the GST dues. The meeting chaired by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao asked the Parliamentary Party leader K Keshav Rao and Nama Nageshwara Rao to meet other party MPs and work out a joint strategy to take on the Union government on the issue. He asked the MPs to stage regular dharnas at Gandhi statue in on the Parliament premises if the government did not permit the members to raise the state issues. Expressing his displeasure over the Centre’s attitude, he said the Centre had not resolved any of the long-pending issues, including Krishna water disputes, allotment of Navodaya schools, release of funds for the National Highways and sanctioning grants to establish big textile parks in Warangal." Keshav Rao said all these issues will be highlighted by the TRS MPs in the both Houses of Parliament. He said Telangana has to get nearly Rs 10,000 crore as GST dues from the Centre. Despite the state government's repeated pleas, he said that the Centre turned deaf ears. The Centre had also promised to set up 22 Navodaya schools but not a single one was grounded. The pending establishment of Air Strips in Telangana were also not sanctioned.The TRS MPs will carry on uncompromised ﬁght against the Centre and it is up to the Congress and BJP MPs from Telangana to decide whether they would join the TRS ﬁght against the BJP-led government at the Centre. The TRSPP strongly condemned the suspension of Question Hour and Zero Hour in the ensuing session. New Delhi (IANS): The Serum Institute of India (SII), which was conducting the India trials for the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University, on Thursday paused the clinical trials of the vac- cine in India. In a statement, the Serum Institute of India said: "We are reviewing the situation and pausing India trials till AstraZeneca restarts the trials. We are following DCGI's instructions and in Haryana on Thursday during the induction ceremony. "This induction is important considering the kind of atmosphere at our borders or the kind of atmosphere created at our borders," said Singh as Rafale aircrafts became operational in Indian Air Force. He also said, "The speed with which the Indian Air Force deployed its assets on forward bases creates a trust that our Air Force is will not be able to comment further on trials." The declaration by the Pune-based vaccine manufacturer came a day after the Drug Control General of India (DCGI), VG Somani, issued a show-cause no- fully prepared to fulﬁll its operational obligations." Singh also stated that during his recent foreign trip to Moscow, he had clearly stated the view of India in front of the world. "I also made everyone aware of our resolve to not compromise our sovereignty and territorial integrity under any circumstances. We're committed to doing everything possible towards this," he said. tice to them asking for an explanation as to why the institute decided to go ahead with the clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine candidate while doubts about patient safety are yet unclear. Consider dropping interest on interest during moratorium: SC to Centre New Delhi (IANS): The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre to consider a plea for not charging interest on interest on deferred EMIs during the moratorium period and also not downgrade the credit/ asset classification of the borrowers. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah asked the Centre, the Reserve Bank of India and the banks to put their heads together within two weeks to decide on crucial issues -- sector-specific loan restructuring, charging of interest on interest, etc -- and then come up with a concrete decision. Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, submitted that an expert committee at the highest level has been set up to take decisions on the issue of moratorium extension, interest on interest during moratorium and other connected issues. Senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for the Indian Bank Association, submitted that the RBI and other banks be given time to respond on the prayers made on Thursday. Continued on Page 5
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