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KCR wants permanent solution for land litigations in Telangana

Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the officials to rectify and cleanse the land
records in toto in the State so that the land related litigations and issues find a permanent solution in
the State.
 
The Chief Minister suggested that the maintenance of land records, registration process should be
simplified with utmost transparency.  He held a high level meeting on the Comprehensive land
Survey, maintenance of the records, changes in the registration process and other issues at Pragati
Bhavan here today.
 
Deputy CM Mohammed Ali, Ministers  Pocharam nivas Reddy,  Jogu Ramanna, State Planning
Commission Vice Chairman  Niranjan Reddy, Deputy Speaker Padma Devender Reddy, Whip
Gongadi Sunitha, Corporations Chairmen  Bhoom Reddy,  Kishan Rao, Legislators  Errabelli
Dayakar Rao,  K Vidyasagar Rao,  C Rammohan Reddy,  Marri Janardhan Reddy.  Manchireddy
Kishan Reddy,  Bajireddy Goverdhan,  Sudhakar Reddy, Government’s Chief Advisor  Rajiv
Sharma, Advisor  KV Ramanachary, Senior Officials  BR Meena,  BP Acharya,  Parthasarathy,  
Jaganmohan,  S Narsing Rao, Ms Shanta Kumari,  Venkatram Reddy, Smita Sabharwal, Ms
Vakati Karuna, Ms Priyadarshini,  Nadeem Ahmed,  Bhoopal Reddy, District Collectors  
Raghunandan Rao,  Venkatram Reddy,  dhar Lokesh Kumar, PCCF  Jha,  Jayesh Ranjan,  
Devdass, MDC Chairman  Subhash Reddy, Joint Collectors  Sunder Abnar,  Dharma Reddy,
Retired officers  N Nivas Rao,  B Madhusudhan,  D Venkat Rao and others participated.
 
The meeting discussed the report submitted by a Committee headed by Ranga Reddy district
Collector Raghunandan Rao on the methods to be adapted for the cleaning of the land records.
The CM said that if the land records are proper and in order, farmers input incentive scheme will
be successful. The dates for rectifying the land records, formation of farmers associations and
Farmers conferences have been finalised.
 
From Sept 1 to 9, Farmers’ associations’ coordination Committees will be set up. Farmers having
the land in the villages will become the members. Coordination Committee will be formed with 11
members.
 
From Sept 10 to 15, conferences of the Farmers Coordination Committees will be held at the
Mandal level. From Sept 15 to December end, Comprehensive Land Survey with Revenue village
as Unit total rectification and cleansing of land records will be conducted. This programme will be
held from Sept 15 in all the mandals.
 
Each revenue village will be treated as a Unit and 1100 Unit are finalised all over the State.  3,600
teams are to be selected.  Land records will be rectified with one revenue officer, one agriculture
officer with the coordination of the Farmers’ Association in the village and by conducting the Gram
Sabhas and taking in all the opinions. This will be held for a month in one village and each team will
conduct the programme in three villages in as many months.
 
MPs, MLAs, MLCs including the Chief Minister and other Ministers will take responsibility of one
Unit and monitor the land rectification programme.
 
It is estimated that about 85 to 95 percent of lands have no problem or litigation. Rectification of
records of lands having no problem or litigation will be taken up first. Data on the sale and
purchase, change of ownership will be obtained and the details will be kept on line. Lands having
litigation will be taken up in the second phase. In case of court verdicts based on the judgments the
land records will be rectified and ownership is identified.
 
By December end all the land records will be rectified, placed on the public domain on line and
then the input subsidy scheme will be implemented.
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Venkaiah Naidu gets rousing reception in Telangana

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu today received a rousing reception at a grand programme
hosted by Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandresekhar Rao.

Doing away with restrictions that are imposed with high office such as that of Vice-President,
Venkaiah Naidu, who was described as a man of the masses and an annadata's (farmer's) son, got
off the dais to mingle with a number of dignitaries.

Speaking at the event, where Vedic hymns were chanted as a part of the state reception, Naidu
said, “He was keen that both the Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh work
collaboratively to achieve new highs.”

Governor ESL Narasimhan, politicians from across party lines, industrialists and film personalities
were among those present at the meet, hosted in the laws of the Raj Bhavan.

He suggested that the Telangana Chief Minister and his counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu
mutually resolve some of the pending issues between the states post bifurcation.

“I am sure the Telugus and both the Chief Ministers will work together where co-existence will be
the founding stone,” he said.

Referring to 70 years of the country's Independence, he said, “Then we felt that Independence will
ensure everything. But a number of issues need to be addressed to improve the quality of life while,
ensuring inclusive growth.”

For sustained growth, Naidu felt the Centre, states and even local bodies must work with the
common goal of bringing about change.

Referring to debates, he said, “He would prefer 3DS where Discuss, Debate and Decide should
become the norm. But if the fourth D is added, it disrupts everything.”

Talking about how the Government and Opposition should function, Naidu, who is known for his
one-liners, felt, “The Opposition must have its say, but Government must have its way.”

Chandrasekhar Rao described Naidu as Telugu Bidda, who has brought laurels with sheer hard
work over the decades.

Recalling his long association with Naidu, KCR said he has grown from the position of an ordinary
party worker to the level of Vice-President, making Telugus proud.

Personally supervising the reception, KCR was nostalgic and emotional while felicitating Naidu.

Governor ESL Narasimhan described him as an Annadata's (farmer's) son and said Naidu after
over four dacades of hard work and political life has become Vice-President. “This is a great day
for Telugus,” he said.
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Chandrababu Naidu attacks YSR chief Jagan Mohan over 'gunning down' remark

Nandyal: As the political gauge is shooting up with each passing day for the upcoming by-elections
in Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday lashed out at YSR Congress
Party chief Jagan Mohan Reddy over his statement that "it won't be wrong if he is gunned down on
the streets."

Naidu said he has been working hard for the state and certainly doesn't deserve to be "shot,
hanged or ripped off."

Speaking at a campaign in Kurnool district's Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh, Naidu said, "We already
know that victory is ours. The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) stands for development and welfare of
minorities is our agenda. I am working hard for the state and its people. Do you want me to be
shot, hanged, to be ripped off? I have been striving hard to develop the state after the bifurcation
and will do my best in it."

Naidu further stated that Reddy had been making false allegations against him.

"The Opposition has been making false accusations through their campaign. The party chief Jagan
has been lying on all the rumors that he has created. The Opposition are acting like demons and
spreading rumours among my supporters," he said.

Naidu's statement comes after Jagan said Naidu failed to implement even a single promise he had
given to various sections of people including farmers, women, unemployed and minorities.

"The Chief Minister is known for his duplicity, double-dealing and treachery. And now, he is
coming before you to seek votes again. There is nothing wrong, if people like Naidu are gunned
down on streets in public glare. He is not a Mukhya Mantri (chief minister), but a Mukhya Kantri
(chief looter)," Jagan had said.

Meanwhile, Reddy is also campaigning in Nandyal for the upcoming by-elections.

Naidu will resume his second-day campaign on Sunday in the Kurnool district and visit Gospadu
and Nandyal mandal to seek voters' support for the TDP candidate.
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Pattern visible in ‘love jihad’ cases, says Kiren Rijiju

Supreme Court order on love jihad in Kerala had given legitimacy to the NIA probe into the issue.

Hyderabad: Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said the  Supreme Court
order on love jihad in Kerala had given legitimacy to the NIA probe into the issue. He said the NIA
had claimed that love jihad was not an isolated incident but a pattern was emerging in Kerala. Mr
Rijiju was speaking on the sidelines of an event organised by National Service Sch-eme and Nehru
Yuva Kendra Sangathan at IICT here.

“When it is said that some women have reportedly accepted on camera that they have been lured
into it (inter-religion wedding), a pattern is visible in the issue,” he said. He added, “The probe of
the NIA on this so-called ‘love jihad’ is being given some kind of legitimacy by the judgement you
have heard, which has come from the honourable Supreme Court.”

Mr Rijiju refused to comment on the case when it is being investigated but said: “This is an issue on
which local people have felt that there is something behind the  pattern. There is a pattern which is
visible. But, If I make a comment, as I said, because I  am from the home ministry, people may
twist this issue into some different angle.” Asked about the reported comments of National
Conference leader Farooq  Abdullah that India faced a threat from within, the minister said the
country is  capable of dealing with any internal or external threat.

Earlier, in his address  at the ‘Youth convention on national security: Modi governnment’s efforts
and achie-vements’, Mr Rijuju said  the situation in J&K was becoming normal “because our
government is committed to tackling the challenge”.
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KTR urges Centre to release funds for IT Investment Region

Information Technology Minister KT Rama Rao has urged the Centre to release funds for
Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) and wrote a letter to Union Information
Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad regarding the delay of the promised funds.

KTR speaking to the media on Sunday in Hyderabad said that the government had submitted the
proposal to the Centre in 2010 for development of ITIR and the project was sanctioned in
September 2013.

Subsequently, a project report was submitted to the centre seeking Rs 4,863 crore for the creation
of external physical infrastructure and Rs 3,275 crore was approved.

However, since the funds were not released, KTR urged the Centre to expedite sanction of funds
for various infrastructure projects under the ITIR.
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10 accused in Task Force office suicide bomb attack acquitted

‘Prosecution failed to prove charges against all accused’

A local court here on Thursday acquitted all the 10 accused of involvement in the suicide bomber
attack on Hyderabad police Task Force office carried out 12 years ago.

The Seventh Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge T. Srinivasa Rao delivered the verdict at the
Nampally Criminal Courts Complex here. The judge said the prosecution had failed to prove the
charges against the accused and hence they were acquitted.

Among the 10 acquitted, five were from Hyderabad, three from Bidar and the remaining two
belonged to West Bengal. Hyderabadis Mohammed Abdul Khaleem, Abdul Zahed, Shakeel
Ahmed, Syed Hazi and Mohammed Qazi and Syed Azmath, Mohammed Mahmood and Azmath
Ali of Bidar in Karnataka were likely to be released from the Chanchalguda central prison on
Thursday itself.

Naseeful Bishwas and Hilaluddin, both from West Bengal, were being taken to their State for trial
in other cases pending against them. An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) ripped through the
Hyderabad Police Commissioner's Task Force office building on Greenlands-Beugmpet main road
on the evening of October 12, 2005.

A Home Guard and a suicide bomber -later identified as a Bangladeshi who blew up himself- died
in the first ever human bomb attack in the city on that day.

Eventually, the Hyderabad police found that the attack was carried out by an outlawed terror outfit
Harkat-ul-Jihad Al Islami whose operators were mostly abroad. A Hyderabadi, Mohd. Abdul
Shahid alias Bilal hailing from Moosarambagh and Ghulam Yazdani of Nalgonda had, the police
said, masterminded the attack.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Hyderabad Central Crime Station sleuths investigated the
case and arrested 10 persons. While Shahid is believed to have been killed in Pakistan, Yazdani
died in an encounter with the police on Delhi outskirts in 2006.

Some of the accused were still at large as per police records. Charge-sheets were filed against
them. After the trial, the judge finally gave the verdict striking off the case against all the accused.

CCS DCP Avinash Mohanty said the SIT would appeal against the judgment in High Court after
studying it. “The court made it clear that there was no evidence against the accused to link them to
the crime,” lawyers Azeem and Khaled told newspersons at the court.

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi tweeted
that while police failed to prove the charges, 10 persons lost their prime time languishing in prisons.
He said the investigators of the case must be made accountable.

“My brother was arrested in the case when he was 22 years. He is 33 years old now and lost
precious years in prison. Who and how will this be compensated,” asked Zahed’s family members
at the court.
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Telangana govt to take up GST concerns on pet projects with PM

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao plans to take up some of the GST-related
concerns with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The state is also mulling the prospect of taking up the State's concerns to the apex court with
regard to GST provisions for some of the development and welfare projects such as Mission
Bhagiratha, Mission Kakatiya, irrigation projects, two-bedroom housing project and other
infrastructure projects under roads and buildings.

Lower slab

When the GST Council met on Saturday, State IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao was
deployed to articulate the state’s concerns and how they stand to lose if the GST slab of 18 per
cent is levied on these projects.

However, with the GST Council reducing the slab from 18 to 12 per cent, it is still higher than the 5
per cent VAT which was levied earlier on these projects.

While the government saves about ₹13,800 crore, down from ₹41,400 crore if 18 per cent was
levied, it would still have to bear additional burden of ₹27,600 crore. This has become a matter of
concern for the Telangana government.

All these projects are flagship initiatives of the KCR-led government and such tax slab is seen to be
detrimental to the state's interests.

Past demands

In the past too, the State Finance Minister Eatela Rajender, who had been representing the state,
had petitioned the GST Council and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley about the state’s concerns about
fixing the projects under the 18 per cent slab.

While the state had sought exemption of these projects from the higher slab on the ground that
these are development and welfare focussed, if the state’s concerns are not addressed, the
government may consider taking the matter to the Supreme Court.
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Muslim reservations: KCR claims to knock at the door of SC if no positive response from
Center

Summary: Hyderabad: CM of Telangana State, Mr. KCR told that he had a direct talk with PM,
Mr. Modi on Muslim reservations. He has sought a detailed note on Muslim reservations. Mr.
KCR told that TRS has no association with BJP. On the basis of principles and also keeping in
mind the interests of the State, TRS is extending its support to Center on certain issues. If he does
not get positive response from him, he would knock at the door of the Supreme Court.

Hyderabad: CM of Telangana State, Mr. KCR told that he had a direct talk with PM, Mr. Modi
on Muslim reservations , As Reported By Siyasat.

According to the Newspaper,He has assured that the matter would be considered sympathetically.
He has sought a detailed note on Muslim reservations. He further told that he is proceeding to New
Delhi on 11th August to participate in the oath taking ceremony of Mr. Venkaiah Naidu who will
be sworn in as Vice President of India.
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Venkaiah turns nostalgic, says never desired posts

HYDERABAD: BJP veteran Venkaiah Naidu, the NDA vice-presidential candidate, on Friday
was not sure that his mingling with a sizeable crowd of admirers was something that he would be
able to do so once his election as India's next VP becomes a reality. He was also unsure if he
would get another opportunity to speak freely in future due to protocol issues that come with that
position.

On Friday, the BJP stalwart opened up to his admirers and well-wishers in a speech that lasted for
45 minutes. However, his trademark rhyming phrases were missing, a trait that has endeared him to
many and frustrated many a political opponent.

On a more serious note, Venkaiah addressed some of the allegations hurled at him in the recent
past. Referring to the charges that his son, who runs an automobile business, had profited from his
position, Venkaiah said, "I have never interfered in my son's or daughter's businesses. I did not
know much about his business and asked him only after the allegations were made. I was informed
that it was a government contract with the manufacturer and the dealership that delivered the
vehicles received a commission from company."

He said "people stuck in mud cannot but help throw stones at those who wear a white shirt." He
also said he wanted to set the record straight on reports of him being reduced to tears after his
candidature was announced for the VP election. "I am not enamoured by any post." "The party has
been my mother. It gave me everything. Within five minutes of announcement of my candidature, I
resigned from cabinet, sent back government car and left the party. My life from the beginning in
the party flashed before me. The thought crossed my mind that I will never step into the BJP head
office . I could not hold back and cried. It was not because I was no longer a minister as some
media speculated or not because of something to do with AP or Telangana. I was overwhelmed at
the thought of abandoning my mother," said.
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Telangana should become power surplus State: KCR

Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has reiterated that Telangana State should become a
power surplus state by completing all the proposed thermal power plants on a fast track. The Chief
Minister wanted BHEL, which took the responsibility of construction of thermal power plants,
should speed up its work.

The Chief Minister held a review meeting on the Thermal Power Plants in the state in New Delhi in
which Energy Minister Jagdeesh Reddy, BHEL Chairman Atul Sobti, Genco CMD D Prabhakar
Rao, Transco ED Ajay, Government’s Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Principal Secretary to CM S
Narsing Rao, MPs Gutha Sukhender Reddy, Ajmera Sitaram Naik, P Srinivas Reddy and
Government’s Representative S Venugopala Chary participated.

KCR instructed that the 800 MW thermal power plant being constructed in Yadadri Kothagudem
district should be completed at end of the year. He also wanted 1080 MW Bhadradri Thermal
Power Station (BTPS) in Manuguru should also be completed on a fast track. The CM wanted
works should begin on 4000 MW Yadadri Ultra Mega Power project at Damaracharla and the
project should be completed within 36 months. Since the time limit for 720 MW plant in
Kothagudem expires by next year, measures should be initiated to set up 800 MW new plant there.

The Chief Minister clarified that no matter whatever may be the pressures, power projects
construction works will not be given to the private parties. In this context, the CM reminded that all
the power generating projects and plants are handed over to the Public sector Undertakings and
this policy is implemented with commitment, dedication and to the last letter and spirit.

KCR has expressed satisfaction that the PSUs like the BHEL and Genco are living up to the
expectations of the government in setting up these plants and generating power. Since the PSUs are
generating the power it is ultimately good for the people and it is possible to give concessions to
farmers and the poor. (INN)
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No privatisation of RTC: Eatala

Reiterating that the State government would not privatise the TSRTC, Minister for Finance and
Civil Supplies Eatala Rajender called upon people to take RTC buses for safe travel.

Speaking after launching the work on RTC bus complex along with Transport Minister P.
Mahender Reddy and others in the town on Sunday, he said the TSRTC was an affordable mode
of transport for all sections, especially the poor, and thus it would not be privatised at any cost. On
the occasion, he asked the general public to travel in RTC buses to help it run in profit.

Stating that all measures would be taken to protect the RTC, he said the State government decided
to modernise all the existing RTC bus complexes on the lines of a corporate office at a cost of ₹14
crore in the erstwhile Karimnagar district. Instructing the authorities to complete the work in six
months, he said the government was making all efforts to bring back the past glory of RTC buses in
the State.

The Transport Minister said the RTC was running in loss, but the government continued running the
corporation to provide transportation facility to the poor. Every day, about 90 lakh people travel in
RTC buses. The corporation earns ₹10 crore a day, but the total expenditure was ₹11 crore per
day, he said and added that the Palle Velugu and city buses were incurring loss to the tune of ₹500
crore per annum. He said they had taken up modernisation of the RTC bus complex at Imlibun at a
cost of ₹13 crore and at JBS for ₹8 crore. He also promised to operate mini Vajra buses from
Karimnagar to Hyderabad.

TSRTC Chairman S. Satyanarayana said the corporation was incurring loss owing to poor
occupancy ratio and called upon the commuters to travel in RTC buses, both for their safety and
help run the corporation in profit.

Karimnagar legislator Gangula Kamalakar, ZP Chairperson Tula Uma, Manakondur legislator
Rasamayi Balakishan, RTC MD Ramana Rao, Collector Sarfaraz Ahmad, Regional Manager
Chandrashekhar and others were also present.

Earlier, the Ministers and other officials planted saplings on the premises of RTA office at
Thimmapur on the outskirts of Karimnagar.
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