www.thehansindia.com VOL. 6 | NO. 123 | SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2020 | KHAMMAM | PAGES 8 | `5.00 Forecast: Showers early. Cloudy. Temp: Max.33°C. Min.28°C. Humidity: 63% Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 06:13 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H H Follow @ WINDOWS /thehansindia | /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H More depts on KCR’s revamp list After Revenue, Health, Education, Planning on CM’s drawing board PATAN AFZAL BABU Swami Agnivesh passes away New Delhi (PTI): Social activist Swami Agnivesh, who was suffering from liver cirrhosis for a long time, died of multi-organ failure at a Delhi hospital, doctors said. He was 80. Agnivesh was critically ill and admitted to an ICU of the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, and was on ventilatory support since Tuesday, the doctors said. "He was suffering from liver cirrhosis and died today due to multi-organ failure as his condition deteriorated and he went into cardiac arrest at 6 pm," a spokesperson of the hospital said. Resuscitation was attempted but he passed away at 6:30 pm, he said. Hyderabad: Which is the next department on Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s list for the revamping? Bureaucratic circles are abuzz with the talk that some more government wings will be restructured once the new Revenue Bill becomes the Act and comes into force. In the last six years, KCR had gone in for several changes in the name of reforms in key departments like Panchayat Raj, Municipal Administra- tion, Irrigation and Agriculture. Now the process of major reforms in the Revenue department claiming to put an end to corruption and litigations is on. The stage is also set for the abolition of VROs in the village revenue administration and removal of all Revenue Courts in the state. The “revolutionary revenue reforms will not give any scope for litigation, and hence there would be no need for the revenue courts,” he stated in the Assembly. It would certainly be a HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: “Hence forth there will be no litigations, all land transactions will be transparent, endowments and Wakf lands will be protected. Once the complete land survey is over, all Wakf lands will be put under auto lock from Saturday. If present VRAs want, the government would give jobs to their kin on compassionate grounds. This Bill will bring an end to land related litigations. This is just the beginning of ushering in major land reforms, ﬁrst of its kind in the country. This will put an end to corruption.” This was how Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao summed up the Revenue Bill which was passed by the Assembly on Friday. In regard to the endowments and Wakf lands, KCR said orders would be issued immediately stopping all activities pertaining to certiﬁcations like issuing Several Ministers and legislators congratulating Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao following passage of the Revenue Bill in Assembly on Friday NoC, municipal permissions, Gram Panchayat permissions, etc. He said once the land survey was over, it would be clear as to how much land belonging to these two departments has been encroached all these years. KCR said he would soon convene a meeting with SC and ST leaders and MLAs to seek their opinion on as- oped and be ready by 2022 when the nation celebrates its 75th year of Independence, he said addressing the “School Education Conclave” organised by the Ministry of Education. The new curriculum will be a futureready and scientific. It will have new skills to promote critical thinking, creativity, communication and curiosity, Modi said. The prime minister noted that the Ministry of Education has received over 15 lakh suggestions from teachers on the implementation of NEP within a week through the MyGov portal. Advocating teaching up to class 5 in mother tongue, the prime minister said language is just a mode of study and not a study in itself. Modi said the NEP will give a new direction to the country in the 21st century, sowing the seeds for a new era. "The job is not finished yet. It (NEP) has to be implemented in an equally effective manner, and we have to do it together," he said. signed lands. He said several welfare measures were adopted by the earlier governments, but the assignment of land was done in most unscientiﬁc manner. “It only served the political purpose. There are many instances where more number of certiﬁcates were issued than the availability of the land,” he said. He also as- Pak targets forward areas in J-K Jammu (PTI): The Pakistan Army on Friday opened heavy fire and shelled mortars at forward areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. This is the third consecutive day that Pakistani troops have targeted areas along the LoC. "At about 0830 hours, Pak initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms & shelling with mortars along LoC in Mankote sector in district Poonch," a defence spokesman said. On Thursday, the Pakistan Amy had opened fire with small arms and shelled mortars along the LoC. Aiyo Rama! Fraudsters use fake cheques to draw `6 lakh from Ram temple trust Ayodhya (PTI): The Uttar Pradesh Police have registered an FIR against unknown persons for fraudulently transferring Rs 6 lakh from the bank account of the Ram Mandir Trust through two fake cheques and attempting to transfer around Rs 10 lakh with a third cheque that was timely detected as counterfeit by the bank. A case has been registered at the Kotwali police station here on a complaint ﬁled by the Trust's secretary and VHP leader Champat Rai, a senior police official said. "We have seized the account in which the fund has been transferred. A police team has been sent to Lucknow and another team to Mumbai as the ac- come some more important decisions in the form of Bills if the Assembly was in session or ordinance to be ratiﬁed later by the legislature would be issued. Similarly, the government is also of the opinion that the state endowments department also needs some kayakalp to prevent further encroachments of temple lands and protect the existing lands. The proposed complete land survey would arm the government with necessary data and would help them in strengthening the endowments department, sources feel. Retired IAS official Siva Shankar has been entrusted with the responsibility to submit a report to the government on the measures that need to be taken in this direction. Reforms in the State Planning and Roads and Buildings department is also under consideration." Even the Excise, Prohibition and Transport departments are also likely to witnesses some administrative changes soon. End of all land litigations: CM New Edn Policy aims to remove pressure of marksheet: PM New Delhi (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that school students should have a new curriculum, which is in sync with the new National Education Policy, by 2022 when the nation celebrates its 75th year of Independence. Noting that marksheet has become “pressure sheet” for students and “prestige sheet” for families, the prime minister said the new policy aims to remove this pressure. The NEP will reduce the syllabus and make learning a fun-based and complete experience, he said. The new curriculum framework will be devel- landmark reform if the targeted results are achieved, the Opposition felt. Now, official sources say that two other key departments, Health and Education are under the radar of the government. Following the experience of the Covid pandemic and the poor state of Health infrastructure, the government would now focus attention on the Health sector and soon it would be announcing key decisions. That is why the Chief Minister indicated that in the days to count in which the money has been transferred is of Maharashtra," Ayodhya DIG Deepak Kumar told PTI. He said those behind the crime have withdrawn Rs 4 lakh from the fraudulently transferred amount while Rs 2 lakh is still in their account. Rs 2.5 lakh was fraudulently transferred from the Trust's account in State Bank of India (SBI) on September 1 and Rs 3.5 lakh on September 8 through a second fake cheque, the FIR said. The issue came to light after a senior official of the SBI in Lucknow called Rai to conﬁrm if the Trust had issued a cheque for transfer of Rs 9.86 lakh. "We give phone calls to all our customers before clearing cheques (with large amounts). I myself called the customer regarding the clearing of cheque for Rs 9 lakh 86 thousand and the customer (Rai) received the phone after many repeated calls," Mona Rastogi, deputy manager of the clearing department of SBI, told PTI. She said it was certain that bank officials had called on the Trust's registered phone number to conﬁrm payments for the ﬁrst two "fake" cheques of Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 3.5 lakh each before clearing the payments earlier this month. "Deﬁnitely the bank had called the customer before clearing the cheques of Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 3.5 lakh. The call records and details are being checked to ascertain if the customer had received the calls," she said. Rastogi said had Rai not taken her call, the third cloned cheque would also have been cleared because it appeared as original and the signatures too raised no doubts. "The cheques are cleared if the norms are followed and the signatures are found to be correct," she said. In his complaint ﬁled with the police, Rai stated that the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has crores of rupees in its bank account and it was earlier unaware that the funds were fraudulently transferred from the account. sured the House that he will soon discuss the issue of ‘sada bainamas’ (paper transaction) in the Cabinet and will decide on whether or not to continue with GO 58 & 59 for some time and provide a chance to the poor citizens who are dependent on this land. While pointing out that 16 lakh registrations of nonagriculture land took place in the previous year, the Chief Minister said as per the Bill the Stamps and Registrations department would ﬁx the land rates and officials at the level of MROs will be registering agriculture land and all its details would be in the Dharani portal. On eligibility of Rythu Bandhu scheme, he assured to include the nontribal farmers in the scheme. He said the Recognition of Forests Right Act will be allotted special place in the Dharani portal and they will get all beneﬁts. Even the existing Podu lands which are being cultivated will be protected but there will be no future sanction of Podu lands. He assured the members that all records will be safeguarded in different formats on portals, digital (CDs) and hard copies (documents). “By employing the disaster management mechanisms like IT companies, the entire data will be secured in multiple servers,” he added. An IAF aircraft ﬂies in the Ladakh region amid the India-China stand oﬀ, in Leh on Friday China sets up base at Finger 5 of Pangong Lake New Delhi (IANS): China has set up a military base near Finger 5, in the north bank of Pangong Lake, completely cutting off the Indian Army. The north bank of the lake is divided into 8 Fingers (ﬁngers are mountain spurs jutting into a lake in military parlance) that are contested by both sides. India claims the Line of Actual Control at Finger 8 and had been holding on to area till Finger 4 but in a clear alteration of status quo, the Chinese have been camping at Finger 4 and have set up fortiﬁcations between Finger 5 and 8. Two months ago, Indian intelligence agencies ﬂagged that cranes, concrete mixture trucks, and other building construction machineries were spotted near Finger 5. They had also ﬂagged that China is making military barracks and offices. Sources said China has stationed hundreds of thousands of troops as well materials at these bases. They have placed tanks, artillery guns and other military armaments at Finger 5. At Finger 8, troops from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) have set up barracks and constructed underground tunnels. They have set up huge military infrastructure at Finger 8. Till last year, there was no military infrastructure work carried out in these disputed areas and Indian Army troops used to carry out patrols. There have been regular face-offs between the two armies between Finger 4 and Finger 8, a distance of eight kilometres, on the northern bank of the lake. Indian Army Spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand was unavailable for comments. Now, the Indian Army is unable to move ahead of Finger 4 as PLA troops have occupied some heights there. As a precautionary measure, Indian troops have occupied some heights overlooking the positions occupied by the PLA. The movement of Indian Army troops beyond Finger 4 is completely cut off, sources said, owing to provocative Chinese military movements.
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