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Dadi,VijayammameetJagan YSRCP President and Kadapa MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had two important visitors at the Chancalguda jail here on Saturday.His mother YS Vijayamma, YSRCP's honorary president, met him Saturday May 4, 2013 | Hyderabad

CM for Delhi on May 6?

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Politics Saturday May 4, 2013 | Hyderabad

CM cancels Ananthapuram tour Hyderabad, May 4 : It seems trouble is brewing in the state Congress or at least the cabinet indicating some serious trouble for the bigwigs of the State. The indication has come with Chief Minister visiting Delhi on May 6 with no clear agenda as of now. Added to this the chief minister has cancelled his Ananthapuram tour scheduled for May 6, 7 and 8. While Delhi tour could be one reason, the leaders of the district N Raghuveera Reddy and JC Diwakar Reddy are not in very good terms with the Chief Minister. Kiran Kumar Reddy's tour comes close on the heels of PCC President

media said, Delhi tour of Chief Minister is a routine affair. The Ananthapuram Indiramma programme stands postponed, he said adding that the Chief Minister has no difference of opinion with minister N Raghuveera Reddy. However, the number of days Chief Minister will be in Delhi is not submitting a report on the state of specified but the three affairs vis-Ă -vis the welfare day Indiramma bata has been schemes Bangaru Thalli. postponed. Minister Sailajanath, speaking to With Karnataka elections coming to

Dubbing serials will be cut down by 50 %

Hyderabad, May4: Under pressure from TV artistes, who took to streets seeking a ban on dubbing serials, the management of Maa TV channel has agreed to drastically cut down the number of serials. We will reduce production and telecast of dubbing serials by 50 per cent from next month, Producer Allu Aravind said.

Aravind, who has a stake in Maa Entertainment channel, said that he will hold talks with all the channels producing and telecasting serials and TV artistes to broker peace. Telugu TV artistes have been on strike demanding ban on dubbing serials as they are cutting into their assignments while TV channels contend that they have invested lot of money and cannot go back or stop dubbing serials immediately. With Allu Aravind, himself taking initiative, the problem could easily be solved. TV artistes have raided Maa TV office and broke the glass panes earlier.

a close, the Congress High Command is in a position to take some hard decisions. It faced some embarrassment with T Congress MPs staging a 48 hour sitin at Parliament while TJAC has stormed Delhi with the separate state slogan while the Parliament is in session. The differences between the Chief Minister and his cabinet colleagues have been in the open for some time. K Chiranjeevi stole the show the Karnataka campaign though chief Minister and some of his cabinet colleagues also participated in the electioneering in the neighboring state.

CM for Delhi on May 6?

Hyderabad, May 4: Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy is likely to visit Delhi on May 6. The visit comes close on the heels of PCC Botsa Satyanarayana submitting a report on the dissent expressed by some ministers on

his style of functioning. Deputy Chief Minister D a m o d a r Rajanarsimha, ministers K jana Reddy, Vatti Vasanth Kumar and DL Ravindra Reddy were very vocal in criticizing the style of functioning of the Chief Minister. He has been accused of taking decisions unilaterally without taking the cabinet into confidence. They said that Bangaru Thalli scheme was launched without any discussion in the cabinet.

Rly employee trapped for taking bribe with false promise of providing jobs Hyderabad, May 4 (INN): The Railway Vigilance Department has trapped a Railway employee, K S Aditya, a Trainee Fitter in the office of Senior Section Engineer, Water works at Lallaguda at Secunderabad, for allegedly accepting a bribe Rs.20, 000 from a person Linga Swamy by promising employment in Railways�. Further investigation revealed that the employee has already received Rs 2 lakh from Linga Swamy in several installments earlier. While he was demanding a further amount of Rs.50,000 this time and accepting Rs.20,000,

the employee was trapped by Vigilance Department. During further proceedings by Vigilance Department it could be elicited that Aditya already took similar amounts from few more persons promising Railway jobs. Railway Vigilance Department is doing further investigation on this matter. The South Central Railway has requested the general public not to fall prey to any such individuals who promise to get Railway jobs by illegal means and paying bribes. It is to be observed that earlier the SCR has given

notifications at the time of major recruitments drives cautioning public not to indulge in illegal methods for securing jobs in Railways


City Saturday May 4, 2013 | Hyderabad

Dadi, Vijayamma meet Jagan

Hyderabad, May 4): YSRCP President and Kadapa MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had two important visitors at the Chancalguda jail here on Saturday. His mother YS Vijayamma, YSRCP's honorary president, met him. The duo reportedly exchanged views for some time. There have been some negative reports in the media about the party affairs of late. Earlier, Dadi Veerabhadra Rao and his

son Ratnkar had met him in the jail. Dadi had quit TDP after he was not re-nominated to the Council. He was the floor leader of TDP. F o r m e r Sp e a k e r Y Ramkrishunudu took his place. He was with the TDP since its inception. Dadi said that he will support Jagan and announced that he will join the party at a later date. He has been a vocal detractor of YSRCP while he was in TDP. The Jagan I heard about is different to the Jagan I had seen. “I criticized YS family in tune with the policy of TDP and I have nothing personal against them. I came to know the facts now and firmly believe that gross injustice was done to them,' he said. I will now stand by the family, he said

CM congratulates Sindhu

Hyderabad, May 4: Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy congratulated PV Sindhu for winning 'Grand Pre Gold Title' in Malaysian Open

Final over Singapore Shutler Juwanju. The Chief Minister wished her many more successes in her future career.

TDP leaders have lost confidence in Naidu's leadership: YSRCP Hyderabad, May 4: YSR Congress Party on Saturday asked the TDP leadership to desist from depicting its leaders joining the YSRCP as bad commodities and said they are joining the YSRCP following loss of confidence in their party leadership. YSR CP spokesman and MLC Jupudi Prabhakara Rao told newspersons here the TDP leaders, from Amarnath Reddy to former MLC Dadi Veerabhadra Rao, have lost confidence in the leadership of Chandrababu Naidu and have since joined the YSRCP. “Most of the TDP leaders have been vexed with the way the TDP is being run by Naidu who has no concern for the people's problems. They have found sincerity and commitment in Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy and believed he is the only leader who can fight on behalf of the people and hence they are joining our party,” Jupudi commented. Referring to Dadi Veerabhadra Rao's decision to join the YSRCP, he said while Naidu as an opposition leader in the assembly has

compromised on people's issues with the Government, Dadi Veerabhadra Rao as an opposition leader in the Legislative Council never compromised on issues of importance.

The TDP leaders, unable to remain in the party which is being run as a limited company with brokers and businessmen by Naidu, are joining the YSRCP. “I therefore request you to mend your ways if you can or else stop criticizing your leaders joining our party,” he told the TDP leadership. Jupudi observed that TDP lost 51 by-polls, failing to retain deposits in most of them, after the 2009 elections as it has no concern for people's welfare and has continued to support the anti-people Government. Jupudi Prabhakara Rao has condemned the attack on Dalits at Keesara village on Friday and demanded the Government punish the guilty responsible for the attack.


State Politics Saturday May 4, 2013 | Hyderabad

CM orders power relief for small, cottage industries

Hyderabad, May 4 : In a big relief to cottage and small scale industries, the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Saturday ordered lifting of restriction on power consumption by small and cottage industries from the 15th of this month.

The Chief Minister held a high level meeting at secretariat and reviewed the p o w e r situation in the State. He asked the officials to see that power cuts for the domestic s e c t o r particularly in rural areas is reduced. He also asked the officials to ensure that on an average 240 to 250 million units power is produced per day. He said that he will write a letter to the union power minister regarding grid connectivity. Officials briefed the Chief Minister

about the steps taken to augment power supply during the just concluded Rabi season. They said that these steps have resulted in ensuring that no single standing crop is dried-up. Officials also explained to the Chief Minister the immediate measures taken to meet the power situation, power supply position, demand-supply gap and steps taken to meet the deficit, power purchases, long term and short term measures to overcome the power situation etc. The situation will ease in the month of October when the Krishnapatnam 1st stage is completed which will ensure 800MW power supply. Similarly 2nd stage will be completed by December and 520 MW power from Hinduja power plant will be ready by the year end. The Chief Minister asked the

officials to encourage power entrepreneurs who are willing to set up solar power plants as per the norms prescribed by the group of ministers. He also asked the NEDCAP officials to take up roof top solar net metering on a pilot basis on government welfare hostel buildings. It was also decided to take up the issue of fixing rate on the solar power supplied to the government by individual (household) power producers. Finance Minister Anam Ramnarayan Reddy, R&B Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao, Principal Secretary Energy M Sahoo, APTRANSCO MD Hiralal Samariya, APGENCO MD Vi j a y a n a n d , N E D C A P M D Kamalakar Babu and secretary to Chief Minister K.S.Jawahar Reddy and other officials attended the meeting.

GHMC Commi s si o ner hol d s meet i n g wi t h empl o yees uni o n 21 Gentlemen Cadets pass out of Technical Entry Scheme Hyderabad, May4: In an impressive passing out parade, 12 Gentlemen Cadets of the 21st course of the Technical Entry Scheme passed out of the Cadets Training Wing of MCEME. Lt Gen K Surendra Nath, GOCin-C, Army Training Command, Colonel of the Mechanised Regiment reviewed the scintillating parade on Saturday morning, which was witnessed by an august gathering including Lt Gen SM Mehta, Commandant, MCEME and Colonel Commandant of the Corps of EME, senior officers of the Indian Army and proud parents of the Gentlemen Cadets of the passing out course. Lt Gen K Surendra Nath in his address to the Gentlemen Cadets exhorted them to uphold the glorious traditions and ethos of the Indian Army. He emphasized on maintaining professional competence, physical and moral courage and toughness

throughout their career. The reviewing officer also complimented the Gentlemen Cadets for their immaculate turnout and flawless standard of drill during the parade. These Gentlemen Cadets are passing out after undergoing four years of rigorous military training coupled with an Engineering degree The parade was commanded by Wing Cadet Captain Salil Sharma. A total of 170 Gentlemen Cadets participated in the parade including the 12 Gentlemen Cadets of the passing out course. The coveted GOC-in-C, ARTRAC Gold Medal for standing First in the overall order of merit was awarded to WCC Salil Sharma, the Silver Medal to PCC Gurinderjit Singh and the Bronze Medal to WCQM Ajay Yadav. The GOC-in-C, ARTRAC banner for the champion platoon was presented by the Reviewing Officer to SHIVAJI platoon

Hyderabad, May 4: GHMC Commissioner M T Krishna Babu held a meeting with Greater Hyderabad Municipal Employees Union President U Gopal along with senior officials in his chambers here on Saturday. The GHMC Commissioner interacted with the recognized Union President and the representatives had a patient hearing of their grievances and assured them he will be requesting the Minister for Municipal Administration to hold a meeting with regard to various issues of the union pertaining to employees of GHMC along with the union representatives and officials of GHMC very soon. The issues that were discussed during the meeting include enhancement of wages to outsourcing personnel, on the grounds of other metropolitan cities additional HRA to the outsource personnel as being

given to the regular employees; Variable D.A to the outsourcing personnel based on the wholesale price index, on the lines of workers covered under labour rules and weightage to the services rendered by the contract workers on the lines of APCPDCL as per the Hon’ble Supreme Court orders.The Commissioner opined that the internal meetings with regard to issues of unions be conducted every 3rd Saturday of the month rather than meeting once in three months with the union leaders so that there will not be any delay to solve the issues. The Union representatives pointed out that providing of masks, gloves and other materials to the sweepers are not being provided so far for which the Commissioner directed the officials to expedite the issue at the earliest. Responding to the problems pertaining to maintenance of toilets, drinking water arrangements through dispensers, the Commissioner directed the concerned officials to provide water dispensers at Circle Offices as being provided in the Head Office.


News in Pictures Saturday May 4, 2013 | Hyderabad

Photos of day two of the Three Day Rotary South East Asia Summit 2013 for favour of publications

Dadi, Vijayamma meet Jagan

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