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Politics Friday, April 5, 2013 | Hyderabad

SC, ST Sub Plan comes into force Khammam, April 5: THE SC ST Sub-Plan has taken shape today with Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy inaugurating it Illendu in Kothagudem mandal. SC ST Sub-Plan has been the biggest achievement of this government. Though there are some minor hassles in the Act all parties welcomed the legislation which

intends to spend the funds earmarked to SCs and STS to them. The Act does not permit any diversion of funds and makes it compulsory to spend the funds for the intended purpose. Earlier government used to divert funds earmarked for SC and ST welfare but now there is a restriction with the Act coming into force.

Vijayamma releases praja ballot

Hyderabad, April 5: As part of the agitation against the hike in power c h a rg e s , Y S R C P H o n o r a r y President YS Vijayamma today released the praja ballot which will vouch for the way in which the State government is handling the issue. Releasing the praja ballot (People’s ballot), aimed at eliciting public opinion on the move of the State government, she said that the steep hike in power charges is affecting all sections of people. The praja ballot is a simple document in form of a questionnaire which needs to be answered by consumers and stands a testimony to their feelings. The

Hyderabad, April 5: Journalists need to have a minimum qualification. A committee to decide the ballot will ask simple questions minimum qualification will be set like are you satisfied with the hike up soon. in power charges and do you think This was announced by Chairman this hike is necessary. The answers need to be given in simple yes or no. The praja ballot will be conducted in all the mandal and constituency headquarters. The collection of the data which began today will go on till Dr BR Ambedkar’s birthday i.e., April 14. The ballot will reflect the public opinion on the hike in power charges and the FSA. Besides praja ballot the party will also take part in the April 9 state Hyderabad, April 5: The Telangana wide dharna. Joint Action Committee will take the fight to Delhi to mount pressure on a solution to the Telangana issue. The TJAC leaders who met here hospital. chalked out an action plan for The decision was taken after expediting the statehood issue, considering all the allegations and decided that they should agitate at the national capital. gathering sufficient evidence. They will conduct agitation

NIMS Director suspended Hyderabad, April 5: NIMS Director Dharma Rakshak is suspended. He was facing charges of misappropriation of funds and misuse of official position in the

Journalist qualification must

of Press Council of India, Markandeya Kattu here today.

The Committee will be headed by Press Council Member Shravan Garg and will submit its recommendations, he said.

TJAC to take fight to Delhi

programmes at Delhi on April 24 and 25. The previous programme was sadak bandh which evoked mixed response. While they tried to block the Hyderabad Kurnool traffic earlier, their plan of blocking the traffic going towards Vijayawada is yet to take off.


City Friday, April 5, 2013 | Hyderabad

15 MLAs seek disqualification Hyderabad, April 5: MLAs loyal to YS Jagan Mohan Reddy wrote to the Speaker N Manohar to disqualify them from the House. The 13 MLAs, belonging to Congress and TDP, have defied the whip and vote in favour of the No Confidence Motion following which the two parties have complained to the speaker to take action against them. The speaker served notices on them. Before the next move, the MLAs had written an open letter seeking immediate disqualification u/s 151 (a) which paves way for the

Power tussle on

Hyderabad, April 5: The government reaction on the power issue has been very different with by-election. the Chief Minister saying that the There need to be one year gap opposition parties are meant to between the general election and criticize and a cabinet minister any by-election. telling that they will overcome the crisis. Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy said that the opposition parties are meant to criticize the state government even without going into the details. Roads and Buildings minister

T not a reality, TG Venkatesh

Dharmana Prasada Rao said that the power crisis is a temporary phase and it will be overcome soon. The agitation against the power hike is still on and political parties are not satisfied with the revision of slabs and tariff. They have been demanding a full roll back and doing away with Fuel Surcharge Adjustment (FSA). YSRCP leaders are still continuing their fast at the New MLA quarters while all the opposition parties are firm on their April 9 bandh call.

TRS slams CM Kurnool, April 5: Minister TG Venkatesh is at it again. He said that TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao cannot bring Telangana whatever be his strategy. KCR is only interested in

furthering the cause of his family members and has no sincerity on Telangana issue, he said. Reiterating that the division of the state is impossible, he said, TRS should leave the agitation path and join the development path.

SSC Spot Valuation from April 12

Hyderabad, April 5: As the SSC exams are going to conclude on April 6 the Spot valuation of the answer sheets will begin from April 12. The valuation of marks will be held

from April 12 as against the earlier scheduled date of April 10. The date was extended by two days in view of Telugu Ugadi on April 11. So, the spot valuation will be conducted from April 11 to 25 in 24 centres across the state. The Controller of Examinations made elaborate arrangements for the spot valuation and orders have been issued to all the District Education Officers (DEOs) to this effect. The SSC results are expected to be released in between May 20-26.

Hyderabad, April 5: TRS slammed Chief Minister for the revision of power tariff saying that it was just a jugglery of figures. “The chief minister has been cheating the poor once again. What he reduced is a meager amount when compared to what he has increased,� TRS MLA T Harish Rao said here today. The Chief Minister did not explain whether he is abolishing the Fuel

Adjustment Surcharge (FSA) or not. While the amount he reduced or did not increase to consumers up to 200 units is paltry, he did not mention about FSA.

It is the FSA which is the main issue, he said. By increasing the power charges artisans are being badly affected and most of the artisans are from the backwards classes, he said.


State Politics Friday, April 5, 2013 | Hyderabad

74 persons Penalised for cleanliness: SCR

Hyderabad, April 5: Seventy four persons were so far penalized in South Central Railway jurisdiction for contravening the provisions of the Act (Penalties for activities affecting cleanliness at Railway premises) Rules-2012 which came into effect from November, 2012. Offenders were penalized in all Divisions of South Central Railway but cases were on the higher side in the Secunderabad Division. Under the rules of the Act, no person shall (i) throw or deposit

litter in any occupied or unoccupied Railway premises or the carriage except in authorised places; (ii) cook, bathe, spit, urinate, defecate, feed animal or birds, repair or wash vehicles, washing utensils or clothes or any other objects or keep any type of storage in any Railway premises except in such facilities or conveniences specifically provided for any of these purposes; (iii) paste or put up any poster or write or draw anything or matter in any compartment or carriage of the

Railway or any premises thereof, without any lawful authority; (iv) indulge in defacing Railway property. Whosoever contravenes any of the provisions of these rules or fails to comply with such provisions shall be punished with a fine, which shall not exceed five hundred rupees. Station Master, Station Manager, Ticket Collectors of Commercial Department or an official of equivalent rank of the Operating Department or any other official(s)

authorised by the Railway Administration for the purpose of implementing these rules are authorized to collect the fine mentioned in these rules.

In view of the ensuing summer rush, while SCR is taking steps to maintain cleanliness, department seek the cooperation of the travelling public also not to litter the Station premises / in trains so as to enable the department to keep the Railway premises clean.

Special Trains between Tirupati 12 Summer Special Trains between and Karimnagar Hyderabad and Kota

Hyderabad, April 5: South Central Railway will run two special trains between Tirupati and Karimnagar in order to clear extra rush of passengers. Train No. 02761 Tirupati Karimnagar Special Train will depart Tirupati at 22:40 hrs on 10th April, 2013 (Wednesday) and arrive Karimnagar at 11 25 hrs on the next day. In the return direction, Train No.02762 Karimnagar - Tirupati Special train will depart

Karimnagar at 19:10 hrs on 11th April, 2013 (Thursday) and arrive Tirupati at 07:55 hrs on the next day. Enroute, these trains will stop at Renigunta, Srikalahasti, Gudur, Vijayawada, Madhira, Khammam, M a h a b u b a b a d , Wa r a n g a l , Jamikunta and Peddapalli stations in both directions. These trains will consist of one AC II Tier, one AC III Tier, eight Sleeper Class, six General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van Coaches,

Hyderabad, April 5: South Central Railway will run 12 summer special trains between Hyderabad and Kota. Train No. 07003 Hyderabad Kota Summer Special Train will depart from Hyderabad at 10:15 hrs on 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th April and 7th, & 28th May, 2013 and arrive Kota at 13:30 hrs on the next day. In the return direction, Train No.07004 Kota – Hyderabad Summer Special train will depart Kota at 17:10 hrs on 10th, 17th, 24th April and 1st, 8th, 29th May 2013 and arrive Hyderabad at 18:45

hrs on the next day. Enroute, these trains will stop at Secunderaba d, Jangaon, Kazipet, Jammikunta, Ramgundam, Sirpurkagazn a g a r , Balharsha, Chandrapur, Sevagram, Nagpur, Itarsi, Habibganj, Bhopal, Bairagarh, Seahore, Shujalpur, Bercha, Ujjain, Nagda, Chaumehla, Shamgarh, Bhawanimandi and Ramganjmandi stations in both directions. These trains will consist of one First AC cum AC II Tier, one AC II Tier, one AC III Tier, ten Sleeper Class, two General Second Class and two Second Class Luggage Cum Brake Van Coaches, totaling to Seventeen coaches.


State Politics Friday, April 5, 2013 | Hyderabad

Rama Naidu, Bapu presented Padma Awards New Delhi, April 5: Movie Mogul D Rama Naidu, ace director Bapu and Sridevi were among those who received Padma Awards at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan here today. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Dr Man Mohan Sigh, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde were among those who attended the function. Rama Naidu, who got the Padma Bhushan award in the Arts category, has been a popular producer and his banner Suresh Productions has produced many hit movies in various Indian languages. After receiving the Award, he said that he was happy to receive the Award. Film industry has given me everything. I will spend everything I earned to the industry itself, he said. Bapu, the popular director whose recent venture

Sri Rama Rajyam received rave reviews was given the Padma Sri Award. Bapu has special style in narration and his artistic acumen is seen

in every frame of his. Popular singer S Janaki, who also received Padma Bhushan rejected the Award. Prominent among those who received the Awards include, Jaspal Bhatti and Rajesh Khanna, who got the award posthumously. Sharmila Tagore was also awarded Padma Bhushan. The other awardees from the state include, Gajam Anjaiah (Art), Sridevi Kapoor (Art), Surabhi Babji (Art), DR M Ramkrishnam Raju (Science and Engineering), Dr Jayaraman Gowrishankar (Science and Engineering) Dr Radhika Herzberger (Literature and Education).

Badshah of controversies

Hyderabad, April 5: During the audio launch of the junior NTR starrer Badshah, a fan died in the stampede and there were lot of unpleasant scenes. Producer Bandla Ganesh had to appear before the court and seek bail, pay compensation to the kin of the fan’s family. The producer himself was in trouble with tax sleuths raiding his house. Ganesh, who had humble beginnings, came up big-ticket pictures is some other things. We are not speaking of the film

quality nor writing review. But the Badshah had been in the eye of storm and in m a n y controversies, which has nothing to do with the film to start. Trouble started with Jr NTR stills from Badshah appeared on a flexi banner alongside YS Jagan Mohan Reddy during the padayatra of Sharmila in Krishna district. The incident took place after Gudivada MLA Kodali Nani defected to YSRCP from TDP. He is very close to Jr NTR. Nandamuri Balakrishna had to come down to Gidivada, organize meetings and announce that he will be contesting for Assembly, hinting that it will be Gudivada. The constituency has gained importance as it covers Nimmakuru, the birth place of TDP founder President NTR.

Before Vasthunna Meekosam padayatra entered Krishna district Chandrababu Naidu held a meeting with Harikrishna as well to signal that he respects the Nandamuri clan. But that did not work to the intended purpose as Sharmila got a huge response in Krishna district and the banner with Jr NTR came up. Though the persons, who put out the banner, said that they were the fans of Jr NTR and Jagan, the matter did not go well with the TDP circles. As if that is not enough, now NTR has appeared in a flexi banner at Sharmila’s padayatra. This has enraged TDP who shifted to war mode. The blame again went to an overenthusiastic fan but political circles are not satisfied with the reply. This time TDP has come into the open asking why NTR’s picture has been used. Some argue that the party, flag and power were usurped from NTR by Chandrababu Naidu and the present day TDP is not the

original one founded by NTR. All said and done, TDP cadre contend that they are the heirs of NTR and his picture appearing in the meetings of YSRCP is malicious. There was no reply on part of YSRCP. NTR and his Junior continue to hog the political limelight, polls or no polls.


News in Pictures Friday, April 5, 2013 | Hyderabad

Justice markendey katju addresses at Jubilee hall

TRS MLC Mr Mahmood Ali Visits Macca Masjid

Voice of Telangana members offer flowral Tribute to Heh Nizam Mir Osman ali Khan


Business Friday, April 5, 2013 | Hyderabad

SC declines immediate hearing of Bharti Airtel petition New Delhi,April 5 : The Supreme Court Friday declined to hold an immediate hearing of a Bharti Airtel petition challenging the Delhi High Court ruling resurrecting the department of telecommunications (DoT) order directing it to halt its 3G services in several circles. As senior counsels Abhishek Manu Singhvi a nd S oli S orabjee mentioned the matter before the court, the apex court bench headed by Justice R.M. Lodha said that

Bharti Airtel's plea challenging the Delhi High Court order would be listed in the mentioning list Monday. The division bench of the Delhi High Court, by its April 4 ruling, had vacated the stay of the department of telecommunications (DoT) order by its single judge bench. DoT had held illegal the roaming pact between Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular, by which Bharti Airtel was providing 3G services in seven circles where it did not hold licence.

Sensex falls for 3rd day, down over 59 points at four-month low Mumbai, April 5: Extending its losing run to third day, the BSE benchmark Sensex Friday fell by over 59 points to end at a fresh fourmonth low of 18,450.23 on sustained selling by overseas funds in consumer durables, FMCG, capital goods and power shares, amid a weak global trend. Fall in ITC, HDFC, ICICI Bank, Infosys, L&T, Tata Motors and NTPC mainly weighed on the 30-share Sensex. The barometer moved erratically in a narrow range of over 135 points before ending at 18,450.23, a fall of 59.47 points or 0.32 percent. In past three days, it is down 590.72 points or 3.10 percent. "FIIs too turned sellers in the last trading sessions which further weakened sentiments. Political uncertainties along with concerns of continuing slow sales growth in many segments of economy has led the investors to adopt cautionary approach and are seen booking profits on every rally," said Rakesh Goel, Senior Vice President, Bonanza Portfolio

Limited. Global cues are also giving an uncertain scenario in near term as US data is being eyed

now, he added. The broad-based 50-issue CNX Nifty of the NSE also dipped by 21.50 points or 0.39 percent to 5,553.25. Smart rise in Maruti Suzuki, RIL and ONGC cushioned the market fall to a major extent.

Maruti Suzuki was the top gainer with a rise of 7.23 percent on the back of a weak yen which would boost margins by reducing the costs of imports. Outside benchmark indices, sugar stocks including Andhra Sugar, Balrampur Chini, Oudh Sugar Mill and Uttam Sugar saw gains in 3-20 percent range. Government partially decontrolled the sector by giving freedom to millers to sell in open market and removed their obligation to supply sugar at subsidised rate to ration shops. Meanwhile, Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 326.21 crore yesterday, as per provisional data from the stock exchanges. In Asia, indices like Hang Seng, KOSPI, Strait Times and SET Composite closed down while Nikkei and Jakarta Comp ended up. In Europe, FTSE, CAC 40 and DAX were trading 1.4-2 percent down in afternoon trade.

Government's $15 billion Rafale deal may be delayed New Delhi, April 5: India's planned deal to buy 126 fighter-jets from Dassault Aviation Sugar decontrol: How to trade stocks now? Under the initial terms of the proposed deal, Dassault was expected to provide 18 fighters in "fly-away" condition, and then let HAL manufacture the rest in India.However, Dassault now wants two separate contracts to be signed one for the ready-made ones, and another for the rest to be built by HAL, but India opposes that proposal, the defence ministry source, who is familiar with the developments, told Reuters."Dassault says HAL does not have the capacity and capability to

assemble the aircraft," said the source, who declined to be identified because he is not authorised to speak to the media. "HAL is our main public sector partner. And if needed, capacity and capabilities can be improved. But the proposal for two contracts is not agreeable to the government of India," he said.The source said the dispute would likely delay finalising the deal but not derail it. Indian defence ministry officials

had earlier expressed the hope that the deal could be finalised by July.An India-based spokeswoman for Dassault did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.Dassault has agreed to supply manufacturing kits and equipment to HAL on time, but will not play a further r o l e i n manufacturing after that, the Indian Express newspaper said.Negotiations between the

company and the government have completely stopped over the disagreement, the paper reported, without identifying its sources.A Defence Ministry spokesman did not have any immediate comment. Dassault has previously expressed doubts about the technological capability of HAL to manufacture such a sophisticated fighter jet. A HAL programme to manufacture advanced jet trainers is running years behind schedule.Rafale defeated the Eurofighter Typhoon to win the Indian government deal. The Typhoon is developed by a consortium of BAE Systems , Finmeccanica and EADS .


Top Story Friday, April 5, 2013 | Hyderabad

Nabard loan disbursals cross Rs 10K cr mark in AP HYDERABAD, APRIL 5: The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Andhra Pradesh regional office has crossed Rs 10,000 crore mark in loan disbursals.“As a single institution, this is the highest-ever disbursal done by Nabard,’’ K.R. Nair, Chief General Manager, Nabard-AP, told newspersons here

on Friday.Loans given to the State Government and banks by Nabard grew 39 pc to Rs 12,867 crore during 2012-13. Of this, Rs 7,986 crore related to crop loans was given to farmers.For the current financial year, Nabard has set a credit flow target of Rs 1.06 lakh crore in Andhra Pradesh, Nair added.

YSRCP Celebrates Babuji’s Jr NTR fan dies in stampede Dhone, April 5: Another fan of JR birth anniversary NTR died in stampede here today. A fan of JR NTR died when there was stampede at a local theatre where the film was released today. Earlier, one fan from Warangal died during the audio release function.

Hyderabad, April 5: The birth anniversary of freedom fighter and former deputy Prime Minister Babu Jagjivanram was celebrated by YSR Congress Party here today. After paying floral tributes to leader of the masses, Party

honorary president YS Vijayamma said that Babuji has worked for the uplift of downtrodden and described him as a leader of the masses. He always stood for the cause of dalits and has won their hearts, she said.

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