INN Live Urdu News Channel - India Breaking News, Headlines, Hyderabad اردو خبریں » Telangana Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:06:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Etala presents Rs 1.15 lakh surplus, tax-free budget Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:06:02 +0000

Hyderabad, March 11 (INN): Finance Minister Etala Rajender presented a surplus and tax-free budget of Rs 115,689 crore for the Telangana State for the financial year 2015-16.

The budget expenditure includes Rs 63,306 crore under Non-Plan and Rs 52,383 crore under Plan. The estimated revenue surplus is Rs 531 crore. The fiscal deficit is estimated at Rs 16,969 crore. As a percentage of GSDP, the estimated fiscal deficit is 3.49 per cent.

“The increase in non-plan expenditure as compared with 2014-15 is mainly on account of increased pay and allowances of government employees. The government has faced severe constraints in raising the Plan outlay in 2015-16 mainly no account of less than expected tax devolution from the award of the 14th Finance Commission and reduction in plan transfers from the Centre,” Etala said while presenting the first full-fledge budget of Telangana State.

The estimated tax devolution to the State is only Rs 12,823 crore in 2015-16. Consequently, plan grants to the State from the Centre are budgeted at Rs 6,497 crore in 2015-16 compared with Rs 11,781 crore in 2014-15. “But for the reduction in Central transfers, our government would have proposed a higher plan outlay,” he said.

“It is ironical that while the Centre has budgeted for a fiscal deficit of 3.9 per cent of GDP in 2015-16, States are being asked to adhere to the limit of 3% of GSDP. Though the Finance Commission has recommended an additional borrowing limit of 0.5 per cent of GSDP on fulfilling certain conditions, no decision has yet been taken by the Union Government on this recommendation,” Etala said.

The Finance Minister said that the growth of State economy has been witnessing deceleration since 2011-12. From a double digit average annual growth of 12.87 per cent in constant prices in the years 2004-09, growth has slipped to 4.1 per cent in 2012-13. As per the advance estimates, growth is expected to recover to 5.3 per cent in the current financial year 2014-15.

Etala informed that delayed monsoon and deficient rainfall reduced the agricultural growth by 10.3 per cent. However, the growth rate in service sector has increased from 5.9% in 2013-14 to 9.7% in 2014-15. Likewise, the industry sector registered a growth from 0.1% to 4.1%.

“The welfare of the people and all round development of Telangana are the guiding principles of State’s policies. Going by these guiding principles, the government has identified three priority areas – Welfare of weaker sections, agriculture and allied sectors and development of industrial sector. These are the three tenets of our policy,” the Finance Minister said.

The Finance Minister has allocated an amount of Rs 4,250 crore towards the payment of second installment of crop loan waiver scheme. The total provision for Agriculture and allied sectors stands at Rs 8,432 Crore. While Rs 1,000 crore has been allocated for purchase of land to be distributed among poor Dalits, the allocations for SC Welfare are Rs 5547.05 Cr; ST Welfare – Rs 2,878 Cr; SC Sub Plan – Rs 8,089 Cr; ST Sub Plan – Rs 5,036 Cr; BC Welfare – Rs 2,172 Cr; Minorities Welfare – Rs 1105 Cr; Women welfare – Rs 771 Crore (under ICDS scheme); Aasra Pensions – Rs 4,000 Cr; Beedi Workers – Rs 188 Cr; Food security and subsidy – Rs 2200 Cr; Employees welfare – Rs 22,889 Crore; Industrial Incentives – Rs 973.74 Cr and Energy – Rs 7,400 Cr.

The other major allocations include Mission Kakatiya – Rs 8,500 Cr; Road Development – Rs 2421 Cr; Water Grid – Rs 4,000 Cr; Health – Rs 4,932 Cr and Education – Rs 11,216 Cr.

Stating that he was presenting this year’s budget with more understanding and clarity, Etala said, “Budget is not just a collection of numbers, but an expression of our values and aspirations. Budget is a means for realising the aspirations of people. Using the public money prudently for the welfare of people is the sacred and non-negotiable duty of the government. I want to inform the House that this budget is an action plan for promoting the welfare of people of Telangana,” he said.

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TRS MP inaugurates TSCBOA headquarters at Hitex Sat, 07 Mar 2015 20:22:54 +0000

Hyderabad, March 7 (INN): TRS MP from Medak Kotha Prabhakar Reddy on Saturday assured the cab operators and drivers of providing all necessary assistance to resolve the problems being faced by them.

Speaking after inaugurating the headquarters of Telangana State Cabs and Bus Operators Association (TSCBOA) near Hitex on NAC Road here on Saturday evening, Prabhakar Reddy, who is also the Honorary Chairman of TSCBOA, said that an organised approach would be adopted to identify and resolve the problems being faced by the industry, which directly/indirectly employs nearly 5 lakh people. Stating that several issues related to taxation and permits need immediate attention of the State Government, he assured that he would invite Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy and senior officials of the Transport Department for the interactive sessions at TSCBOA’s new headquarters.

Prabhakar Rao assured that the TRS Government was committed towards the development of all sectors, including travel industry. He said extension of benefits and relaxations to the cab operators would give a major boost to the tourism in Telangana. He appealed to all the cab operators and drivers to support the TRS Government in turning the new State into “Bangaru Telangana”.

TSCBOA President Syed Nizamuddin thanked the members of the association for their cooperation in the construction of new headquarters near Hitex. He said that the TSCBOA building would soon become a new landmark in the Hitech City. He assured that the Association would make its headquarters a most happening place. Interactive and training sessions will be held for all operators, drivers and others at the new headquarters, he said.

TSCBOA office bearers Nabeel Hussain, Ashwin Jain, Aijaz Ahmed, T Venkatesh Goud, K Srinivas Rao and Venkata Subba Reddy also addressed the gathering.

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Governor’s speech sounded like School Essay: Shabbir Ali Sat, 07 Mar 2015 20:18:22 +0000

Hyderabad, March 7 (INN): Deputy CLP leader in Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir has described the address of Governor ESL Narasimhan to the Telangana Legislature on Saturday as ‘School Essay’.

Speaking to media persons at Council’s Media Point, Shabbir Ali said that the Governor’s address was vague and appears to have been drafted in a hurry. “There is no clarity on government’s achievements or goals. Being a learned man himself, the Governor should have asked the government to revise the speech which did not appear like a policy document,” he said.

Shabbir Ali pointed out that there was no mention of giving 12% reservation to Muslim community in the Governor’s address. “In the last budget speech, the government deliberately mentioned wrong statistics on Muslim population to sabotage Muslim reservation. In this year’s Governor’s address, it completely omitted the promise of 12% Muslim reservation. This exposes the real intentions of TRS Government. This is probably due to the TRS Government’s growing proximity with the BJP Government at the Centre,” he said adding that the government has dedicated just 16 lines in 16-page Governor’s address to the minorities’ welfare.

Similarly, the Governor gave clear indications that the TRS Government would not fulfill the promise of giving 12% reservation to Scheduled Tribes. Instead of stating that “it will provide reservation”, the Governor said, “My government will strive to provide them 12% reservation in education and employment.” He said there was a lot to read between the lines. The TRS Government is exploiting the words to escape from its promises.

The Congress leader said that the government failed to mention anything about Telangana martyrs, farmers’ suicides or the payment of remaining 75% dues towards crop loan waiver scheme.

Speaking about the ruckus in the Assembly during the Governor’s address, Shabbir Ali said that the behaviour of TRS members was undemocratic and unparliamentary. “The protest by Congress and TDP legislators was totally valid. So far, 11 MLAs and 14 MLCs of different parties have defected to the TRS. The Governor administered oath to TDP MLA Talasani Srinivas Yadav without even asking him to resign from the post. This is first of its kind case in India where an opposition party MLA was inducted as minister,” he said.

Shabbir Ali alleged that the induction of Srinivas Yadav in the State Cabinet was in open violation of Constitution of India under Anti-Defection Law and the Governor, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, Assembly Speaker S Madhusudan Chary and Council Chairman Swamy Goud have become a party to this violation. He demanded that immediate action be taken against all the rebel legislators.

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Telangana State is on growth path: Governor Sat, 07 Mar 2015 20:11:45 +0000

Hyderabad, March 7 (INN): Governor ESL Narasimha has stated that the Telangana State has made considerable progress on all fronts despite facing several challenges like inadequate staff and non-availability of senior officers.

“The GSDP growth forecast for fiscal 2014-15 is estimated at 5.3% as against the growth rate of 4.8% in 2013-14 at constant (2004-05) prices. The growth shows an encouraging trend in the new State. Despite a decline in the agricultural growth due to adverse monsoon, other allied sectors like livestock, forestry and fisheries have registered a good growth rate,” said Narasimhan while addressing the joint session of Telangana Assembly and Council here on Saturday.

The Governor said that the growth momentum in industrial (4.1%) and service sector (9.7%) has made a major contribution to the increase in the overall GSDP growth. The per capital income at current prices during 2014-15 is expected to be Rs 1,03,889/- as compared to Rs 95,361/- during 2013-14.

“My Government has laid particularly emphasis on the welfare of the SCs, STs, BCs, Minorities and the poor as well as inclusive development of all the sections of the society,” the Governor said while listing out the major steps taken in this direction. Recognition of Kaithi Lamgadas and Valmiki Boyas as STs and reconstitutin of Lambada Thandas and Adivasigudems as Gram Panchayats are in progress. Similarly, the efforts are on establish Tribal University, he said.

The Governor reiterated that the government would provide three acres of arable land to each landless poor Dalit family and will spend Rs 50,000 crore for the welfare of SCs over the next five years. The STs will be provided 12% reservation in jobs and education while Rs 4,400 crore will be spent as per ST Sub-Plan. The government will also spend Rs 25,000 for the BC welfare and Rs 1,000 crore on Minorities Welfare. He also listed claimed that deserving beneficiaries are being provided monthly pension under “Aasara” scheme. He also mentioned about the implementation of Kalyana Lakshmi and Shaadi Mubarak scheme which provides Rs 51,000 grant to poor girls at the time of their marriage.

Narasimhan also listed out steps which are being taken to implement the housing schemes, improve the education standards, employee friendly measures, welfare of journalists, lawyers and women. “In order to make Hyderabad a safe city and an attractive investment destination, law and order has been given top priority by my government. There would be constant alertness with a network of CC cameras and other advanced gadgets covering the entire urban agglomeration,” he said.

“My government is taking up number of initiatives to transform Hyderabad Metropolis into a global hub. Considering the strategic location of Hyderabad in our federation, its potential to become a global destination will soon be realised,” the Governor said.

The Governor also claimed that the State Government was committed to overcome the shortage of power in the State and provide quality and realiable power to all categories of consumers. “Necessary steps have been taken to bridge the deficit by way of short-term, medium-term and long-term procurements, new capacity additions, purchase of power from neighbouring states and from central pool. It is proposed to add 6,000 MW over the next three years to make the State self-sufficient,” he said.

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Telangana Assembly turns into battlefield Sat, 07 Mar 2015 20:09:50 +0000

Hyderabad, March 7 (INN): The floor of the Telangana State Legislative Assembly resembled like a war zone on Saturday with members of ruling and opposition parties throwing abuses and even blows at each other. While the opposition parties tried to disrupt the address by Governor ESL Narasimhan to the Telangana Legislature on the first day of budget session, the TRS members foiled the attempt by using physical strength.

It was a no holds barred situation for all. As soon as the Governor arrived in the House at about 10.56 AM, the opposition members started shouting slogans of ‘shame-shame’ while accusing him of remaining mute on defections of opposition MLAs to the ruling party in violation of Anti-Defection Law. They were particularly critical of the Governor administering oath to TDP MLA Talasani Srinivas Yadav as the State Cabinet minister without acceptance of his resignation.

The Governor was received by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, Council Chairman Swamy Goud, Assembly Speaker S Madhusudan Chary, Legislative Affairs Minister T Harish Rao and Legislature Secretary Dr S Raja Sadaram. But the opposition members resorted to intense slogan shouting even before they were seated. Some opposition members continued slogan shouting without even realising that the National Anthem was being played in the House. While the Governor himself signalled the opposition members to remain silent in respect of National Anthem, Leader of the Opposition K Jana Reddy had to intervene to silence his party legislators.

The slogan shouting resumed when the Governor started his address in the House. The TDP legislators, led by Errabelli Dayakar Rao, rushed to the podium. They were followed by the Congress MLAs and MLCs. But before they could go close to the Governor, marshalls rushed in and formed a human chain to prevent them from coming closer to the podium. Meanwhile, the TRS MLAs too rushed near the podium. While one group of TRS legislators formed a human chain around podium, another indulged in exchange of abuses with the opposition members.

Later, the Legislative Affairs Minister and Deputy CM Kadiam Srihari called back the TRS members to their seats. The Chief Minister remained silent throughout the speech and did not even look at the protesting legislators. He kept his eyes focused only on the speech copy.

The situation turned tense with members of both treasury and opposition benches hurling abuses and blows at each other. Some members tore the copies of Governor’s address and threw missiles on Narasimhan.

Interestingly, the happenings in the House did not deter the Governor from delivering his address. Amid continuous slogan shouting and chaos, he read out 16 pages of his speech in about 17 minutes. He began and concluded his speech in Telugu while he read out the remaining portion in English.

The House turned silent at the end of Governor’s speech at about 11.14 AM. All members stood in silence for the National Anthem. However, the TDP members shouted ‘Governor Down Down’ slogans when Narsimhan was leaving the House.

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ORR Pedda Amberpet-Ghatkesar opened for traffic Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:54:40 +0000

Hyderabad, March 4 (INN): The 14-km stretch of Main Carriage Way of 8-Lanes of ORR from Pedda Amberpet to Ghatkesar has been opened to traffic from Wednesday.

Due to opening of this stretch, the traffic coming from Warangal and proceeding towards Vijayawada and vice versa can avoid the city traffic, thereby the congestion at L.B. Nagar Junction and Uppal Junction will be reduced. Apart from this, people who live in Ghatkesar area and plan to go to the airport can use this stretch of Outer Ring Road. This stretch of ORR, costing about Rs 300 Crores, was executed by M/s NCC Limited while the Supervision Consultants for this Project were M/s Nippon Koei – Aarvee Associates.

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Former Mayor Lakshmi Narayana passes away Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:41:12 +0000

Hyderabad, March 4 (INN): Lakshmi Narayana Mudiraj, former Mayor of Hyderabad passed away here on Wednesday. He was 85.

Lakshmi Narayana Mudiraj had served as Mayor of Hyderabad in the year 1969 – 1970. He had also served as MLA from Maharajgun j Assembly Constituency from 1972-1978.

On hearing the news of Mudiraj’s demise, GHMC Commissioner and Special Officer Somesh Kumar has visited the residence situated at Chudi Bazar in the Old City and paid tributes by placing a wreath. He also consoled the bereaved family members.

Somesh Kumar said lauded the services of Lakshmi Narayana Mudiraj and said he had played a very key role in construction of Telangana martyrs memorial.

The State Government has declared as a State funeral as a mark of respect to the departed leader.

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OU to conduct TS EdCET – 2015 on June 6 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:37:33 +0000

Hyderabad, March 4 (INN): The Osmania University will conduct the TS Ed.CET – 2015 on 6th June from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm.

The decision was taken during the meeting of the TS Ed.CET -2015 Committee held at Osmania University here on Wednesday. Those who attended the meeting include TSCHE Chairman Prof. T. Papi Reddy, OU Registrar Prof. E.Suresh Kumar, TSCHE Vice-Chairman Prof. S. Mallesh and Convener Prof. P. Prasad and members from Osmania and other Universities of Telangana State.

Several major decisions were taken at the first TS Ed.CET meeting.It has been decided that from this academic year the B.Ed course duration will be for two years. The B.E. and B.Tech graduates will be eligible to pursue B.Ed with Mathematics and Physical Science methodology as choice of subject in the B.Ed course.

The application submission will be done through “Online” mode only.

The notification for TS Ed.CET -2015 will be issued on March 12. The commencement of submission of Online application form will begin from March 16. The Registration fee is Rs.300. For SC/ST candidates, the registration fee is Rs 150. The Application registration fee may be paid at TS Online/AP Online/ Mee-Seva/E-Seva centres in Telangana State or A.P. through Payment Gateway ( Credit Card/Debit Card).

The last date of Submission and Registration of Online application form without late fee is May 7; with late fee of Rs 500 is May 14 and with late fee of Rs 1,000 is May 21. The candidates can download hall tickets from website from May 31. While the examination will be held on June 6, the results will be declared on June 25.

The test will be conducted at 10 Centres at Hyderabad, Nizamabad, Nirmal, Karimnagar, Siddipet, Warangal, Jangoan, Khammam, Kothagudem, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Mahaboobnagar, Wanaparthy.

The detailed notification and instruction booklet will be displayed on the website from March 16.

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