INN Live Urdu News Channel - India Breaking News, Headlines, Hyderabad اردو خبریں » Breaking News Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:53:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 ‘Qurrah’ on March 18 to select Haj pilgrims of TS, AP Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:50:32 +0000

Hyderabad, March 16 (INN): The Haj committee of India has announced the quota for Haj 2015 for the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh States.

According to Telangana State Haj Committee Special Officer Prof S A Shukoor, the Telangana State got a quota of 2,760 as against a total of 16,963 applications. He said a total of 1,537 pilgrims were already selected under reserved categories. They include 643 pilgrims are under Reserved Category A (of 70+ years old applicants) and 894 candidates under Reserved Category B (4th time applicants). Now Qurrah will be held for remaining 1,223 seats among 15,426 applicants, he said.

Similarly a quota of 2,245 Haj units has been allotted to Andhra Pradesh out of which 222 pilgrims were selected without Qurrah under Reserve Categories. Qurrah will be held for remaining 2,023 seats among 3,618 candidates.

Qurrah (Draw of Lots) for selection of pilgrims from Telangana will be held at 11:00 AM on 18th March at Haj House, Nampally. Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali will be the Chief Guest while MP, MLA and MLC concerned will also attend,

The Qurrah for Andhra Pradesh pilgrims will be held at 3:00 PM at the Haj House, Nampally in the presence of AP Minorities Welfare Minister MR Palle Raghunath.

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MIM demands more funds for city development Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:48:48 +0000

Hyderabad, March 16 (INN): MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi on Monday demanded that the Telangana Government allocate more funds for the development of Hyderabad.

Speaking on the State Budget for 2015-16 in the Legislative Assembly, Akbaruddin Owaisi said that the government should allocate adequate funds for various developmental projects in the city. He said that the State Government was yet to convene the meeting with city legislators to discuss the contingency plan for summer. He demanded Rs 300 crore to meet the contingencies during summer in the city.

The MIM leader also demanded a high level enquiry into the Godavari River Water Project. He said pipelines worth nearly Rs 2,000 crore have been although the project was yet to get clearances from the Union Ministry for Environment. Alleging several irregularities in the execution of the project, he demanded a detailed probe into the matter.

Akbaruddin Owaisi demanded that nearly 2300 lakes in the city should be resorted under the Mission Kakatiya. He reminded that Hyderabad was once known as the city of lakes. However, continuous neglect has led to the extinction of several lakes in the city. He condemned the non-utilisation of funds meant for upgradation of Osmania General Hospital. He also pointed out that Osmania University, which is organising centenary celebrations, was yet to get a Vice-Chancellor.

The MIM leader also demanded establishment of Women’s Empowerment Centre, especially for Muslim women. He said poor Muslim families should be given at least one acre of land each on the lines of Dalits, who are being given three acres of land.

Akbaruddin Owaisi strongly criticised the GHMC for forcible collection of Property Tax dues. Instead of concentrating on development, the GHMC officials have been acting like recovery agents. He alleged that the GHMC has been targeting middle-class citizens while ignoring the violations by several Star Hotels. He also opposed the proposal to shift High Court from the Old City.

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20,389 MT of super fine quality rice for students Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:47:06 +0000

Hyderabad, March 16 (INN): Finance and Civil Supplies Minister Eatala Rajender on Monday informed the Legislative Assembly that super fine quality rice (sanna biyyam) is being provided for the students in various government welfare residential hostels and schools across Telangana State.

Replying to a question raised by TRS MLA Rasamai Balakishan and others during Question Hour, the minister said a quantity of 20,389 MTs (8719 MTs for Hostels and 11,670 MTs for Schools) of super fine quality rice was supplied, covering 2,695 hostels and 27,865 schools so far. The budget provided to Civil Supplies Department under Subsidy on Rice Scheme will cover subsidy on issue of super fine quality rice to Welfare Hostels and Mid Day Meals (MDM) also, he said.

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MIM demands public holiday for Shiva Ratri Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:45:22 +0000

Hyderabad, March 16 (INN): MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi on Monday demanded that the Telangana Government declare a public holiday on the next day of Maha Shiva Ratri every year.

Participating in the debate on State budget in Telangana Legislative Assembly, the MIM leader said that the devotees observed fast during the day and offer prayers throughout the night on the occasion of Maha Shiva Ratri. Therefore, the next day should be declared a public holiday so as to facilitate the devotees to take proper rest.

Akbaruddin Owaisi also welcomed the allotment of Rs 100 crore for Yadagirigutta Temple and demanded that similar funds should be allocated for Medak Church and other prominent Darghas of Hazrath Baba Sharfuddin and Hazrath Jahangir Peeran. He also requested the government to release Rs 6.5 crore for the construction of ramp at Dargah Hazrath Baba Sharfuddin. He said that the ramp was already sanctioned by previous government.

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KCR should emulate YSR in minorities welfare: Akbar Owaisi Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:43:40 +0000

Hyderabad, March 16 (INN): MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi has advised Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to emulate former CM Dr YS Rajasehkara Reddy in taking up welfare of minorities.

Participating in the debate on State budget in Telangana Legislative Assembly on Monday, Akbaruddin Owaisi said YSR was the only Chief Minister who took practical measures for the development of minorities, especially Muslims. He said YSR’s role in giving four per cent reservation to Muslims in jobs and education could not be forgotten ever. He said it was YSR who took liberal decisions and extended benefits like fee reimbursement, scholarships, Aarogyasri and loans to the minorities. He said YSR was completely honest in his approach and really wanted the minorities to grow up in their lives and careers.

Akbaruddin Owaisi claimed that the chair of Leader of the House in Assembly always reminds him of YSR. He said KCR should emulate YSR and take practical steps for the development of minorities in Telangana State.

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No telecast of banned channels in Telangana: HM Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:41:25 +0000

Hyderabad, March 16 (INN): Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy on Monday denied reports that some channels which were banned by the Central Government were being telecast in the State.

Replying to a question raised by BJP MLA T Raja Singh during Question Hour in Legislative Assembly, the Home Minister denied that some cable operators were telecasting banned channels.

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Increase allocations for farm, energy sectors: Shabbir Ali Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:38:32 +0000

Hyderabad, March 16 (INN): Deputy CLP leader in Telangana Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir demanded that the State Government increase allocations for agriculture and energy sectors while ensuring that the unspent amount meant for welfare is carried forward in the next financial year.

Participating in the debate on State Budget for the financial year 2015-16 in Legislative Council on Monday, Shabbir Ali accused the State Government of ignoring key sectors in the budget. Citing instance, he said as against the allocation of Rs 8,511 crore made last year, this time the allocation has been reduced to Rs 8,432 crore. He said that the government has decreased the allocation by 1.17% of the total budget for agriculture and allied sectors while ignoring the fact that the sector has registered a negative growth of 10.3% in 2014-15. He said that agriculture alone registered a negative growth of 21.30% while the areas under foodgrains came down by 19% while oilseeds came down by almost 11%.

Shabbir Ali also criticized the government for ignoring the families of farmers who committed suicide. Referring to the claims of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao of Telangana being a revenue surplus State, he said in that case, the State Government should waive off remaining 75% of crop loans waiver amount.

Speaking about energy sector, the Congress MLC said that the government proposes to enhance the generating capacity to 23,675 MW by 2018 from present 4,320 MW. However, he said that Finance Minister Eatala Rajender has allocated a mere Rs 1,372 crore in Plan budget for the energy sector. “An investment of Rs 6 crore is required to generate one Mega Watt of power. At this rate, to add 19,355 MW power in the next three years, we would need Rs 116,130 crore or an amount equivalent to our one annual budget. Even if we mobilise 80% of amounts through loans, we would need to raise at least 20% of the total investments as our equity. It comes to Rs 23,226 crore or say about Rs 25,000 crore. However, the government has allocated just Rs 1,372 crore under plan which includes spending on other initiatives,” he said.

Similarly, various thermal power plants across the Telangana State, including 600 MW at Bhopalpalli by TSGENCO, 1200 MW at Jeypore by Singareni, 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Plant at Ramagundem, will need additional coal of 70 million tonnes. “The State Government is fully aware that the Singareni was unable to achieve targeted production for the last two years. As against the target of 53 million tonnes, the SCCL produced only 50 million ton in 2013-14. Similarly, the SCCL may produce about 52 million ton although its target was 55 million ton,” he said.

“Of 52 million tonnes, 80% comes from open cast mines and only 20% comes from underground mines. The SCCL has never achieved its targeted production of 15-20 million ton from underground mines. The open cast mines are over exploited and there is no further scope for increase in production from open cast mines. Of total production, only 73% is being used for power production. In this scenario, how can we expect the SCCL to produce 125 million tonnes, including 70 million ton additional requirement,” he said.

Shabbir Ali said that the government should adopt a realistic approach to resolve the energy crisis.

Speaking about welfare, the Congress MLC said that the government released just 54.64% of the total allocations meant for the welfare of SC, ST, BC and Minorities communities. He reminded that the Chief Minister has assured the House during last budget that the unspent amounts on welfare would be carried forward in the next budget. Therefore, he demanded that the Appropriation Bill should have a clear mention of carrying forwards of entire unspent amounts.

Shabbir Ali also accused the State Government of taking a U-turn on 12% ST and Muslim Reservation. “There is no mention of giving 12% reservation to STs and Muslims in the budget speech. In last budget speech, you made a deliberate error and mentioned Muslim population as 11%. You promised to correct the mistake, but did nothing. Recently, the government appointed two committees under Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952. These committees are bogus and an eye-wash. Their findings will be good for academic purpose, not for providing reservation,” he said adding that the decision on reservation can be taken only by BC and ST Commissions, not committees. He also explained the process which was adopted to provide 4% reservation of Muslims by the then Congress Government in 2004.

Shabbir Ali also advised the State Government not to trust the Narendra Modi-led Central Government. He said that as against the State’s expectation of Central Assistance of Rs 21,720 Crore under Plan and Non-Plan, Telangana got just Rs 5,493 crore. “Again this year, we are expecting to get Rs 12,400 crore of Central assistance. The Finance Minister is also expecting a rise in share of Central Taxes by over Rs 3,000 crore this year. Therefore, put together, Rs 15,400 crore of our revenues depend upon the mood of the Centre,” he said.

The Congress MLC also questioned the government on Mission Kakatiya, Water Grid, KG to PG free education, financial assistance to the families of martyrs and other issues.

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Process on to issue new ration cards: Eatala Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:35:41 +0000

Hyderabad, March 16 (INN): Finance and Civil Supplies Minister Eatala Rajender on Monday informed that Telangana Legislative Assembly that the process to issue new Food Security Cards has been going on.

Replying to a question raised by MLA Bodiga Shobha and others during Question Hour, the minister admitted that the State Government proposes to supply six kgs of subsidised rice to each member of the Below Poverty Line families in the State. He said that the verification of applications for issue of food security cards to eligible families is in process. The actual number of eligible families can be arrived only after verification is completed.

Eatala said that the estimated expenditure would be known only after the actual number of cards/beneficiaries are identified.

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