Zaheerabad: Haritha Haram programme was conducted at Government School in Ranzole on Sunday. Parents of the students too took part in the programme. They urged the government to continue RS Praveen Kumar as secretary of the Telangana Residential Educational Society.
New Delhi: Stressing the need for a robust last-mile connectivity, the Centre has urged the Delhi government to release funds to procure 427 electric buses by Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC). Informed sources said that DMRC had submitted a proposal in January 2018 to the Delhi government for providing a grant under the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) for the procurement of the buses to boost its feeder service. The request has been pending since then. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us The Secretary in the central Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Durga Shanker Mishra, has written to Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev requesting him to intervene and expedite the approval of the DMRC proposal. VGF is a grant to support projects that are economically justified but not financially viable. It was launched in 2004 to support infrastructure projects that fall under Public Private Partnerships. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us “You are aware that provision of a good feeder service towards last mile connectivity improves modal shift from private transport to mass transit system like metro rail,” Mishra’s letter read. “In Delhi this is a challenge and needs to be addressed squarely so as to provide easy accessibility to commuters from homes to offices, hospitals, institutes, shopping centres. “This will not only reduce the congestion, vehicular pollution and accidents but also enhance the ridership of Delhi Metro,” Mishra added. Advertise With Us Mishra said the DMRC had said that it has submitted the proposal and flagged it several times, besides providing necessary clarification. The State Transport Authority in Delhi had agreed in principle to support the proposal, he said. Mishra added that the DMRC had invited tenders from various players in the anticipation that the purchase of these buses would be approved.
Nizamabad: Transco negligence claimed yet another life in Nizamabad district. Gaddam Naveen (30), a farmer from Gangasamundar village of Nandipet mandal, went to his farm at 5 am on Friday and died due to electric shock as current was passing through earthing from the transformer near his farm lands. The deceased was survived by wife Sumalatha (29) and two daughters Rithika (7) and Sreshta (3).Nandipet mandal police station house officer registered a case and investigation is on.This is the third death in the last 10 days in Nizamabad district due to the negligence of electricity department.
Hyderabad: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on his arrival at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on Saturday was welcomed by M A Ganapathy, Additional Director General (ADG) of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Sachin Badshah, DIG, Cordon and Search Operation (CASO), Airport Security Group (ASG), Hyderabad. Governor E S L Narasimhan, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy, Director General of Police M Mahender Reddy, Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar and other senior officers also welcomed Union Home Minister. Ganapathy gave a presentation on role of CISF in Aviation security and technological upgradation at ASG Hyderabad followed by a short film on CISF. At last, CISF coffee table books were presented to Union Home Minister and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs.
Tamil Nadu: 37-year-old S Kailash from Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu, is currently I’m police custody for murdering his seven-year-old child. His wife Neelavathi, 32, a victim of domestic abuse allegedly tried to cover up the murder. According to the family’s neighbors, Sugirtha, a 2md standard student was playing outside her house on Monday when her father called her home. She ignored her father and continued to play. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Later, on Monday night, accused S Kailash returned home drunk and beat his wife for his daughter’s disobedience. Sugirtha tried to stop her father which angered Kailash. He beat up the child and tossed her to the ground. After the child lost consciousness she was declared brought dead at the hospital. The couple took the body home immediately and tried to cover up the murder claiming the girl had died of injuries after she fell from the rooftop. They planned to bury her body on Tuesday, but in vain, since the neighbors and other family members complained to the police about the mysterious death of the child. They were then arrested and the body was sent to Tirunelveli Government Medical College and Hospital for autopsy.
Falaknuma: The people of the city are gearing up to celebrate the Bonalu festival, but, the residents of Renuka Colony in Falaknuma have been facing hardships due to the pending road works in the area for last 10 days.The residents of Renuka Colony near Rajannabowli under Jangamet division in Falaknuma have been filing many complaints to the civic authority about the laying of new CC road in area. “Around 10 days back, the road has been dug-up for the laying of new road and now after a week, there is no response from the civic officials for the further works and the works were left pending. Due to this dug-up road, we residents are suffering a lot. The dug-up soil is also spread over on road,” said Ram Sunder Lal, Youth President, Renuka Colony. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us Speaking to The Hans India here on Wednesday, Ram Sunder Lal said that, the colony members have filed many complaints for the new roads and other civic issues, but the officials remained indifferent. After many complaints, new road works were sanctioned and for almost 10 days, the works were left pending. Asking officials about the matter, they replied that there was no budget sanctioned for a new road in area, and the road left dug-up, he noted. Also Read – CM KCR praises PRO for his books on Telangana Advertise With Us He also said that the road has become slippery and many vehicles skid for unbalance due to the soil spread on road. The residents said, as the Bonalu festival is near and to celebrate the festival we residents are facing problems due to the soil spread over on roads and dug-up road. The residents request the officials to complete the works as early as possible. Advertise With Us Jangamet division Corporator Mohammed Abdul Rahman said that, for the laying of new CC roads works, an amount of Rs 7 lakh is sanctioned and works were started last week. While the roads were dug-up and the dressing of roads are in progress. As soon as the dressing is completed the work of laying new road will be started. The works will be start shortly and will be completed soon. Speaking about the budget, he said that if the amount is not sanctioned, no works will be started. The amount was sanctioned, and the works were started, it would be completed soon, he added.
Tirumala: ISRO chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan has visited TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams) temple. Speaking to media after the Darshan of the Lord, he said the GSLV Mark-3 would be launched into space 15 July early hours. Nationally, Chandrayaan-2 is the most prestigious project for ISRO. He said the satellite launch will strengthen our technology system. He said it would take two months to get the full benefits of the mission.
Sriharikota: The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, which blasted off to space on Monday, successfully carried out its first orbit-raising manoeuvre on Wednesday afternoon, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. An orbit-raising manoeuvre is an operation that places a spacecraft into a higher orbit. Engines present onboard the spacecraft are fired to perform the orbit-raising manoeuvre. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Chandrayaan-2’s onboard engines were fired for 57 seconds to perform its first orbit-raising manoeuvre. The manoeuvre was completed at 2:52 pm on Wednesday, ISRO said. Chandrayaan-2, which is carrying a lunar rover, will perform a total of four such orbit-raising manoeuvres around Earth before it is finally on its way to its destination — the Moon. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us The second orbit-raising manoeuvre is scheduled for Friday, July 26. Chandrayaan-2 is expected to reach the Moon by August 20. The Chandrayaan-2 mission consists of an orbiter, a lander named Vikram and a rover named Pragyaan. It will place the rover on the lunar surface, a feat previously accomplished only by three other countries — the US, Russia and China. Among the experiments the Chandrayaan-2 will conduct are tests to understand the spread of water molecules on the lunar surface. Advertise With Us A fortnight later, Chandrayaan-2 will deploy the lander Vikram, which will attempt to the land near the lunar south pole. Vikram will then deploy the rover Pragyaan, which will roam the Moon’s surface for one lunar day (around 14 Earth days), performing experiments including tests to determine the extent of the presence of water on the Moon.
Lalapet: MLC Ramachander Rao and former MLA Babu Mohan launched a BJP membership drive at Shanthi Nagar on Sunday.Babu Mohan criticised the TRS for failing to implement its electoral promises. He expressed the hope that BJP would come to power in Telangana State in the future. He called upon party leaders and activists to strengthen the party by taking central government schemes to the people. City executive committee member Srinivas Chary, Prakash Goud, Pochaiah, Anita and others attended the programme.
Chittoor: The YSRCP government has fulfilled 80 per cent promises of the Navaratnalu assurances, said Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Minister Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy while addressing a public meeting in Pulicherla mandal on Saturday. The Minister made it clear that his government is committed to waive Rs 27,800 crore loans of Self-Help Groups (SHGs) in the State. Already, Rs 1,800 crore on interest of SHG loans had waived, he said. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us Peddireddy mentioned that Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy alone had offered 50 per cent ministerial berths to Kapu, BC, SC, ST and Minorities. The Minister assured to people that the State government would implement 100 per cent fee reimbursement for students of BC, SC, ST and Minorities. He recalled several minority students have become doctors and engineers due to the assistance from the government. He criticised the TDP government for miserably failing to protect the interests of BC sections in the State. Earlier, the Minister distributed the assets to beneficiaries in Somala mandal.
Ongole: The Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) announced that it is organising a training programme in digital marketing and loan documentation in Ongole, Giddalur and Markapuram for 60 days. The APSSDC Prakasam district manager Sk Meeravali announced that they will select the trainees for the said courses through interviews scheduled at their office on August 19 from 10 am to 3 pm. He said that the interested candidates must pass at least a degree for training in digital marketing and intermediate for loan documentation. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us He asked the people interested to attend the interview to bring their certificates and proof along with two passport size photographs for the interview. He advised them to call 7989854999 for more information about the interview or training courses. Meeravali also announced that they are conducting an off-campus recruitment drive at the District Employment Office in Ongole on August 14, Wednesday from 9 am to 4 pm. He asked the candidates between 18 years and 40 years of age, with educational qualifications of Class X, Intermediate, ITI and Degree to register for the job mela by visiting the website www.apssdc.in to participate in the job mela. He added that the successfully selected candidates will get a competitive salary depending on the work and qualification. He asked the candidates to bring six photocopy sets of aadhaar card, biodata, and admission card downloaded from the website. The candidates are asked to call 8125215216 for more information on the job mela.
Vijayawada: A two-day Samrajya Kingdom Silver Expo was inaugurated at its premises here on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, the Samrajya owner Mahesh Jaju said that Samrajya was formed from the Rotary Club of Midtown Vijayawada which has about 750 members. He said that Rotary Club Midtown was one of the biggest club across the globe and they participate in various social activities.He said that there are about 200 share holders in Samrajya and their main aim was to sell with less margin and achieve maximum turnover on par with corporate business organisations. He said that silver spoon to silver sofa was available besides gold coated silver jewellery in the showroom, he added. YSRCP leader B Nageswara Rao, showroom CEO Daram Chandragupta, directors P Anil, B Rahul, K Krishna and others were present.
Karimnagar: All India Student Federation (AISF) State general secretary Shiva Ramakrishna appealed the students to oppose the private university bill, which was introduced by the State government for dissolving the government universities present across the State.Speaking at a meeting held under the leadership of Machha Ramesh at Baddam Yellareddy Bhavan here on Tuesday, Shiva Ramakrishna alleged that the TRS is deceiving the people with fake promises and mesmerising words and is negligent in solving the issues of students. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us Instead of strengthening government educational sector, the TRS government handed over the same to private, corporate and multinational companies, he criticised. KG to PG free education has remained on papers only. Majority of lecturer and teacher posts in schools and colleges are vacant. There are no basic facilities in many schools and colleges, but the government is boasting that it is giving standard and quality education to the students, he alleged. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us The BJP government at the Centre by bringing reforms in the educational sector is trying to inject religious feelings and inviting foreign universities, Shiva Rramakrishna stated. The representatives of various students organisations must fight united to solve the issues pertaining to students and to teach the ruling party a fitting lesson, he appealed. AISF former national president T Srinivas, union members K Srujan Kumar, B Mahendar, P Kedari, D Kalyan, Srinivas, Prashanth, Venkatesh, Sai Kiran, Abrish, Sandeep and Raju were present along with others.
Hyderabad: Launching mobile apps in the name of e-governance and digital governance seem to be the new facade by different wings under the State Education Department (SED). According to sources, the School Education Department, Telangana Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) and Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE) have been competing with each other in roping in the private companies for developing mobile apps. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us However, lack of configuring reporting standards and protocols from different wings functioning under each one of the boards not able to achieve the intended purpose. In turn, the new initiatives are serving the intended purpose partly are becoming redundant. For example, the State School Education Department (SSED) has to collect the attendance data of the students in the government-run schools across the State. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us Speaking to The Hans India, sources in the SSED said, there are three kinds of channels through which the department gets data from the schools, Mandal Education Officers (MEOs) and District Education Officers (DEOs). Firstly, the school headmasters use mobile-based short message service to send the attendance data of students and teachers, including the mid-day meal attendance to the local MEOs. In turn, the MEOs sends the same to the DEOs. Advertise With Us From there, it reaches to the Commissioner of School Education. Secondly, there are Cluster Resource Persons (CRPs) at the mandal level. The CRPs in-person visit the schools allotted to them every day. They collect the attendance of the students and teachers and send the same to the MEOs. The third layer of tool available for reporting is that the schools can use the Telangana State Integrated School Management System (TSISMS), a web-based app. However, all three modes of reporting are not free from constraints. The HMs and CRPs cannot send SMS reports in the absence of mobile network signals. The CRPs cannot visit more than one or two schools allotted to them in a day given the radius of jurisdiction. Lack of internet and erratic power supply make it tough to send reports from the remote areas. It was against this backdrop that the SSED launched T-Haazaru, a mobile-based attendance system. School headmasters have to enter details of teachers and boys and girls attended the school at 10.30 am on any given working day. Failing, action will be taken against the headmasters. But, “What if, the mobile signals’ are not available? What if, the headmasters manipulate attendance figures? Telangana State United Teachers Federation secretary Chava Ravi said, “Except collecting statistics, it would not solve any of the constraints faced earlier.” This makes the T-Haazaru, the fourth layer that only works in the areas where mobile network signals are available.