VOL. 10 | NO. 86 | SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER 2020 | WARANGAL | PAGES 8 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com Forecast: Tstorms late. Increasing cloudiness. Temp: Max.29°C. Min.24°C. Humidity: 63% Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 05:52 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H H Follow @ WINDOWS /thehansindia | /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H Cabinet nod to tweak GHMC Act Decides to set up 6,000 paddy procurement centres HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: The Telangana Cabinet on Saturday made amendments to the GHMC Act of 1955 allowing 50 percent representation to women in the GHMC Governing Body. The Cabinet has also Officials present a mask to a vegetable vendor during 'Mask Enforcement Day' as part of an initiative by the State Government to curb COVID-19 spread, in Agartala on Saturday BARC scientist goes missing from Mysuru Mysuru: A 24-year-old scientist working in the Rare Materials Project at the Bhabha Atomic Research Institute near Mysuru has gone missing for the last four days, the police said. Assistant Scientiﬁc Officer Gulla Abhisheka Reddy, 24, was a resident of Cauvery Layout (New Janata Colony) at Yelawala in Mysuru. Reddy had moved to Mysuru from Chitturu district in Andhra Pradesh a year ago after he secured a job at BARC, 15 km from Mysuru. The police suspect that since he was allegedly suffering from depression and migraine, he left without informing anyone. BUSINESS Agra tourism in dire need of help as Covid takes toll T he bustling Fatehebad road and Taj ganj area that was till February wearing festive colours and reverberating with sounds of tourists ﬂocking to the 17th century Mughal mausoleum, now looks like a ghost city. S Details: P7 Retired TSRTC staff waiting for hard-earned savings from CCS HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: Nearly 15,000 retired employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) are waiting to get their savings which they deposited in the Credit Cooperative Society (CCS). Those in service used to get loans from the CCS but that has also been stopped from January 2020. This is what the TSRTC union leaders are S S RTC employees contribute 6% of their basic salary to Credit Cooperative Society Employees to obtain loans from CCS at nominal interest complaining. They allege that the corporation had utilised the money deducted from the salaries of the employees for other purposes. Continued on Page 4 approved amendments to the functioning of ward committees and reservation of wards. Also, the Cabinet made an amendment to the NALA (Non-Agricultural Lands Assessment) Act. In the new Revenue Act amendments (no human interference) were suggested to ensure that relevant authority should not abuse his discretionary powers in the conversion of agricultural land to non-agricultural land. The Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, has decided to amend the law to make it easier for US NSA advises India on Ladakh standoff Washington: China has ‘attempted to seize’ control of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India ‘by force’ as part of its territorial aggression, US' National Security Adviser has said, underlining that time has come to accept that dialogue and agreements will not persuade Beijing to change. India and China are locked in a ﬁve-month-long tense standoff in eastern Zero FIR, dying declaration, probe in 2 months a must File Photo down rules does not augur well for the delivery of justice. The law also enables the police to register an FIR or a “Zero FIR”, in case the crime is committed outside the jurisdiction of the police station, in the event of receipt of the information on the commission of a cognisable offence, which includes cases of sexual assault on women, the ministry said. “However, even with stringent provisions in law and several capacity-building measures undertaken, any failure of police to adhere to these mandatory requirements may not augur well for the delivery of criminal justice in the country, especially in the context of women safety,” it said. “Such lapses, if noticed, need to be investigated into and stringent action taken immediately against the concerned officers responsible for the same,” the advisory to states and Union Territory administrations said. States and Union Territories have also been requested to monitor cases on Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offenses (ITSSO) to ensure that appropriate action is taken on the charge sheet in a time bound manner as required by law. DRDO’s Rustom-2 drone takes off New Delhi: Overcoming the initial programme setbacks, the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has ﬂight tested the Rustom-2 medium altitude long endurance indigenous prototype drone and achieved eight hours of ﬂying at an altitude of 16000 feet at Chitradurga, Karnataka. The prototype is expected to achieve a height of 26000 feet and endurance of 18 hours by 2020 end. Rustom-2 is capable of carrying different combinations of payloads depending on the mission objectives including synthetic INDIA GOES FOR ARMED HERON Rustom-2. The medium altitude long endurance indigenous prototype drone aperture radar, electronic intelligence systems and situational awareness systems. It has a satellite communication link to relay situation in the battle theatre on real time basis. “The Rustom-2 had one hour of fuel left after eight hours of test ﬂying at Challakere aeronautical test range in Chitradurga district of set up 6,000-paddy collection centres to buy the produce. However, the Cabinet asked the farmers to ensure that the moisture content of paddy does not exceed 17 percent. The Cabinet discussed the issue of maize to be cultivated in the state in the coming season. The Cabinet also expressed concern over the non-availability of minimum support price for maize. The Cabinet expressed concern over the Central government's decisions which would affect minimum support price for crops, especially the maize crop. The Cabinet also discussed the Integrated Township Policy under the HMDA. ‘Talks with China won’t help’ Centre draws new roadmap to boost women’s safety New Delhi: Amid rising cases of crimes against women in the country and the uproar over the Hathras gangrape and murder, the Centre has issued a fresh advisory to states and UTs reiterating existing guidelines on women’s safety. In the advisory, the Ministry of Home Affairs said action must be taken by the police in cases of crimes against women, adding probe into rape cases must be completed within two months as per law and that dying declaration of a victim can’t be discarded merely because it has not been recorded by a magistrate. The detailed three-page advisory came days after the gangrape and murder of a 20-year-old Dalit woman at Hathras in Uttar Pradesh, which sparked nationwide outrage. The MHA said there should be compulsory registration of an FIR in case of a cognisable offence under the CrPC, and any failure of the police to adhere to laid- citizens to apply online by providing relevant details through the Dharani portal. Also, the Cabinet approved minor amendments to the Registrations Act. The Cabinet has decided to extend the deadline for online registration of assets in the state for another 10 days, i.e. till October 20. The Cabinet discussed the issues of the agricultural sector comprehensively. It was earlier decided to procure paddy directly from farmers in the villages during the initial days of corona. It was again decided to procure paddy in villages in view of the past experiences without any difficulty to the farmers. In this connection, it has been decided to Karanataka and had achieved the test ﬂight ceiling,” said a senior official. While the DRDO expects Rustom-2 surveillance drone to match the speciﬁcations of the Israeli Heron unmanned aerial vehicle used by the Indian Air Force and Navy, it has revitalized its drone program with a new mission head and objectives. The push to Rustom-2 program was given after the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) tried to occupy Indian territory in Ladakh on the basis of a 1959 cartographical claim on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Continued on Page 4 DRAGON DEPLOYED 60K SOLDIERS AT LAC: POMPEO Ladakh that has signiﬁcantly strained relations between New Delhi and Beijing. Both sides have held a series of high-level diplomatic and military talks to resolve the border row. Continued on Page 4 New Delhi: China has deployed tens of thousands of soldiers on India’s northern border, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said, in further signs that a deadly military standoff between the world’s two most populous countries is far from cooling down. Cont’d on P4 Kodandaram kicks off campaign for MLC polls Telangana Jana Samithi founder Prof Kodandaram addresing the media at Warangal urban party oﬃce in Hanamkonda on Saturday HANS NEWS SERVICE Warangal: Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) chief Prof Kodandaram, who is in the fray for the Warangal- Khammam- Nalgonda Graduates' Council seat kicked off his campaign at the Public Gardens here on Saturday. He interacted with the walkers and tried to convince them why he was going to contest for the Council seat. Later speaking to media persons, he said that the State Government has made life miserable for the people by implementing its policies such as layout regularisation scheme (LRS). “At a time when people are struggling to cope with their economy since the outbreak of corona virus pandemic, the government has come up with the LRS to ﬁll its coffers,” Prof Kodandaram said. The registration of assets details online was also creating confusion among people. The employees assigned to register assets online have to climb trees to get data signals, he said. No less than 1.5-lakh posts are vacant in the government services, however, the TRS Government made no attempt to ﬁll them, the TJS chief said. On the other hand, the government was overburdening the employees assigning them with various works, he said. Continued on Page 4
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