Azadi 70 – Freedom Fortnight programm at MANUU

Hyderabad: Maulana Azad National Urdu University is organizing 15 days celebrations “Yad Karo Kurbani (Freedom Fortnight)” in connection with 70th Independence Day.

The celebrations will continue until 23rd August. The activity, being organised in accordance to directions received from University Grants Commission, aims to create awareness among the students about the sacrifices rendered during Freedom Struggle.

According to Dr. Mohammed Fariyad, Coordinator, NSS, Competition of painting greeting cards for Army Jawans at border will be conducted on August 12. “Freedom Run” from University Health Centre to Main Gate will be organized on 15th August, 8.00 a.m. Slogan Writing competition in Urdu, English and Hindi languages will be held on 17th August, whereas essay writing competition on August 18.

Patriotic songs competitions will be held on 19th August. The lecture by an eminent personality will be organized on 22nd August and there will be a mass recitation of National Anthem by students on August 23. These competitions will be organized in various auditoriums of the University.

Except “Freedom Run” all programmes will be held at 3.30 p.m. (INN)

GHMC to observe Friday as ‘Green Day’

Hyderabad: GHMC Commission Dr. B. Janardhan Reddy said that the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation would observe every Friday as the Green Day.

The Commissioner expressed thanks to the representatives various organizations, NGOs, Residential Welfare Associations and other major corporate houses for their involvement in Telangana Haritha Haram and making the programme a great success.

He interacted with the representatives and took feedback and reviewed the success of plantation of saplings, their protection and maintenance etc.

, He said the GHMC with the help of various associations has planted more than 84 lakhs saplings and requested all the organizations to protect the plants.

Janardhan Reddy said Haritha Haram would be a continuous process and everyone should join hands with the GHMC in making Green Hyderabad.

He also informed that the tree guards were available for Rs. 80 to Rs. 800 and the information would be kept in the website for the convenience of the citizens.

The Colony Welfare Associations and other organization must make their own arrangements to safeguard the plants duly providing with the tree guards, he said.

Addl. Commissioner (UB) K. Shiva Kumar and representatives of various organisations have participated in the meeting. (INN)

CM to unfurl Tricolour at Golconda

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will unfurl the National Tricolor at the historic Golconda Fort to mark the 70th Independence Day celebrations on August 15 at 10 AM.

State Government today said that ministers will participate in the event in their home districts to unfurl the Tricolor on the occasion.

A communiqué from the Chief Minister’s Office stated that the following Ministers will participate in the Independence Day celebrations, in their respective districts: Deputy CM Kadiyam Srihari – Warangal; Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao – Medak; Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy – Nizamabad; Roads and Buildings Minister Tummala Nageshwar Rao – Khammam; Finance Minister Etala Rajender – Karimnagar; Forest Minister Jagadish Reddy – Adilabad; Energy Minister Jagadish Reddy – Nalgonda; Transport Minister P Mahender Reddy – Ranga Reddy and Panchayat Raj Minister Jupally Krishna Rao – Mahabubnagar. (INN)

Modi’s pro-Dalits statement is political gimmick: CPI

Hyderabad: CPI national secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao praising each other during PM’s visit to Telangana was sign of TRS’ ambitions of sailing with the NDA Government at the Centre.

Speaking to media persons at Maqdoom Bhavan, CPI headquarters here on Wednesday, Suravaram said that at Gajwel meeting Modi praised KCR’s style of governance while at the party meet at the LB Stadium,

BJP chief K. Laxman said that there was no development of the State and the CM was making false claims of development. He wondered as to who was correct, either the PM or the BJP chief.

He wondered as to how could KCR declared the Modi Government as corruption free. Lalit Modi case, Centre waiving off Green Tribunal’s penalty of Rs 200 crore on Adani Group and many such decisions of the Modi Government show the corruption levels of the Centre. He asked as to why KCR ignored all these cases of corruption.

The CPI leader slammed Modi accusing him of shedding crocodile tears over attacks on Dalits across the country.

He said that there has been a spate of attacks on Dalits and minorities across the country but Modi’s concern over this came very late and was aimed at drawing political mileage ahead of the assembly elections across various states. He also slammed the Centre for denying special status to Andhra Pradesh saying that it was trying to escape from its responsibility. (INN)

TS Govt constitutes Cabinet Sub-Committee for new districts

Hyderabad: The Telangana Government on Wednesday constituted a Cabinet Sub-Committee on creation of new districts in the State.

The five member committee will be headed by Deputy Chief Minister (Revenue) Md. Mahamood Ali. The other members are Deputy CM (Education) Kadiyam Srihari, Finance Minister Eatala Rajender, R&B Minister Tummala Nageshwar Rao and Panchayat Raj Minister Jupally Krishna Rao.

The Special Chief Secretary to Government of Revenue Department will be the Convener of the above Committee. The CCLA will act as Secretary to the Cabinet Sub-Committee.

“The Cabinet Sub-Committee shall inter alia make specific recommendation on the following items: (a) Number of Districts; (b) Interim arrangements for functioning of districts; (c) Infrastructural arrangements including office accommodation; (d) Recommend guidelines for employees allocation among zones and any further suggestions on zonal system under Presidential orders; (e) Suggest broad guidelines for reorganizing departments for the new districts and (f) Any other specific issues the Committee may determine,” said the GO issued by Chief Secretary Dr. Rajiv Sharma.

The Cabinet Sub-Committee has been asked to submit the report within a week. (INN)

GHMC to launch Telangana Sishu Aadhar Project

Hyderabad: As part of new e-Governance initiative, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is planning to launch Telangana Sishu Aadhar Project in 25 identified hospitals from this month end where for new born babies will be issued Aadhar Card, Birth Certificate and Birth Defect Registration at hospital level at free of cost.

In this context, GHMC Additional Commissioner (IT) Surendra Mohan held a special meeting with all the managements of private and government hospitals at the GHMC Head Office on Wednesday.

The Additional Commissioner (IT) stated that this system has already been implemented in Government Maternity Hospital at Petla Burj on pilot basis and it has been delivering good results.

The management of the hospitals has to make their own infrastructure arrangements to issuing these certificates.

Through this first-of-its-kind initiative, the government aims to provide all the necessary certificates to new born child immediately after the birth and also push them to the digital locker.

This is going to be a real “Government to Citizens” initiative where Government issues certificates to citizens the moment the baby is born.

Babies born in government hospitals will be Aadhar-enrolled and their birth certificate issued within seven days. This project will be implemented with the support of Health Department, GHMC, ITE&C, UIDAI RO – Telangana & CSC SPV. The birth defects registry is based on the birth certificate.

Birth defects reported on the birth certificate and all other data elements from that data set are part of the birth defects registry.

The move would help in pushing the Aadhar/Birth Certificate/Defect Certificate into digital locker of the new born babies and also will help Health department to monitor delivery of all welfare and health-related benefits to an infant, tracking the child from birth to immunization to school admission.

Besides, it will seek to serve as a data-base of children for timely and assured delivery of services, the GHMC officials said. (INN)