KCR unfurls the national flag at Golconda Fort.TS CM Rao and AP CM Naidu attend At Home hosted by Governor Narasimhan.Kodandaram to hold a massive public meeting in Hyderabad after Dasara to highlight ‘unemployment’ issue in Telangana
At Home cements friendship between KCR and Naidu
HYDERABAD: While Chief Ministers of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh — K Chandrasekhar Rao and N Chandrababu Naidu respectively, had an animated conversation with each other, Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan became centre of attraction with his first time presence at Raj Bhavan here.
During the customary ‘At Home’ hosted by Governor ESL Narasimhan on Tuesday evening on the occasion of Independence Day, all prominent political figures in the two Telugu-speaking states turned up at the Governor’s official bungalow, located at Somajiguda.
Though both KCR and Naidu have been attending the customary reception hosted by Governor on every August 15 for the past three years, the highlight of Tuesday’s meeting is that both the CMs were seen cracking jokes with each other, sharing views on various issues openly and holding animated discussions on matters concerning the two sibling states.
It is learnt that the two CMs had a detailed conversation with each other on pending issues like bifurcation of the High Court, division of institutions listed in Schedule 9 and 10 of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014.
The way both the CM’s preferred to have a friendly chat over the issues concerning the two states openly gives scope to the argument that KCR and Naidu have decided to continue their ongoing bonhomie, for now.
The two CMs together greeted all the prominent persons who had arrived there and exchanged pleasantries with them with handshakes and smiles.
At one point, KCR and Naidu could not resist themselves to shake with laughter when jokes were cracked by Opposition leaders such as TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy, BJP state unit chief K Laxman, Leader of the Opposition in the Telangana State Assembly K Jana Reddy, Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya and others, even as Pawan Kalyan was watching them with awe.
Naidu’s convoy stopped to give way to KCR’s convoy
Hyderabad: AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu’s convoy reportedly had to be stopped to pave way for his TS counterpart KCR’s convoy to move. Both were on their way to Raj Bhavan to attend the At Home hosted by Governor ESL Narasimhan. While Rao was coming from his Pragathi Bhavan, Naidu was reportedly coming from Begumpet airport. Traffic police stopped the traffic on both sides of the road at Pragathi Bhavan for Rao’s convoy. At the same time, Naidu’s convoy too reached there but had to be stopped for a brief at Greenlands. After Rao’s convoy passed, traffic police cleared the vehicles that were blocking the way of Naidu’s convoy and made way for it. Both of them reached Raj Bhavan within a gap of few minutes, sources said.
‘TS to be a global venue for World Industrialists Forum meet’
Chief Minister Rao said, “All of us should feel happy that the state is going to be a venue for the World Industrialists Forum conference which will be held in Hyderabad from November 28 to November 30. PM Narendra Modi, and US president Donald trump’s daughter and government advisor Ivanka Trump will participate in it. It will provide industrialists from across the world a platform to exchange views. Government is making efforts to make it a grand success so that the name and fame of Telangana will spread all over.
Ranganathan hoists tricolour
Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan of Hyderabad High court on Tuesday recalled the services of great freedom fighters particularly the lawyers who were at the forefront of India’s freedom struggle. “Let us pay our respectful homage to those great lawyers who sacrificed their career, some of them their entire life, to secure independence and provide us, our children and grand-children, the freedom which they were denied by the British,” the ACJ observed. Justice Ranganathan was delivering his speech after hoisting the National flag to mark the 71st Independence Day celebrations in High Court premises. While most of the people fondly remember Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, Lala Lajpat Rai, BR Ambedkar, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, C Rajagopala Chari and Babu Rajendra Prasad, all of whom were eminent lawyers, there was a need to recall the quiet yet equally significant contribution of three others, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Bhulabhai Desai, two of whom were lawyers, and Rao Bahadur VP Menon, the Constitutional advisor to three Viceroys, who had played important roles in the freedom struggle. The latter three had not only played a key role in the country’s struggle for independence, but also guided its integration into a united and independent nation, he noted. TS advocate general D Prakash Reddy, AP advocate general Dammalapati Srinivas, presidents of Bar associations of TS and AP, J Kanakaiah and Challa Dhananjaya, also spoke.
Highlights of Cm’s Speech
Serious efforts are put being in to give 24-hour free power supply to the farm sector from next summer. In the days to come, TS will become power surplus state
There is every possibility of every village getting quality drinking water by this year end under Mission Bhagiratha
From next year, the government will give Rs 8,000 per acre to farmers in a year for two crops
Land survey was done last in 1936 in the Nizam rule and, after a gap of 81 years, the government is now conducting a survey of lands
As against the target of 1.47 crore sheep, 12 lakh sheep have been distributed to 57,000 families so far
Each powerloom worker will get a minimum of Rs 15,000 per month
For the next Bathukamma festival, 93 lakh women, who hold white ration cards, will be given sarees as festival gift
Investments to the tune of Rs 1,01,722 crore have come to the state so far, 4,118 new industries were given clearances and licenses, thus creating employment opportunities to 2.90 lakh people
Posts to be filled by govt this year
Police dept: 37,820
Residential school teachers: 8,511
Medical and health: 8,347
Singareni Collieries: 7,485
New residential schools: 3,925
Agriculture & horticulture: 2,435
Forest department: 2,033
Municipal admin: 1,952
Higher education: 1,678
Irrigation department: 1,058
Finance department: 720
Women & child welfare dept: 587
Rods and buildings: 513
Excise dept: 340
Transport dept: 182
Panchayat raj dept: 3,528