Ministers review the paddy procurement situation in Telangana

Hyderabad: Minister of Finance Harish Rao, along with Minister for Civil Supplies Gangula Kamalakar, held a meeting with Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and other officials of the Civil Supplies department at BRKR Bhavan today.  The Ministers reviewed the paddy procurement situation in the state.

The officials were directed to prepare a comprehensive note on paddy procurement and be prepared with all the relevant information for the Chief Minister’s meeting which is likely to be convened shortly.MLC and Telangana Rythu Bandhu Chairman Palla Rajeswar Reddy, Commissioner Civil Supplies Anil Kumar and other officials attended the meeting. (INN)

377 more pilgrims leave for Haj

Hyderabad: The third batch of 377 Haj pilgrims from Telangana State left this morning after some delay due to technical reasons.

Telangana State Haj Committee Chairman Mohammed Saleem, Executive Officer B. Shafiullah, Members Mohammed Jafer Khan, Syed Nizamuddin, Syed Irfan ul Haq, Syed Ghulam Ahmed Hussain, noted Islamic scholar Moulana Mohammed Anwar Ahmed Qadri and AEO Irfan Shareef flagged off the first bus of the pilgrims.

Addressing the pilgrims before their departure, Saleem advised them to spend their time in prayers only and do not focus on phone calls etc. He asked them not to go for shopping in Saudi Arabia as everything of better quality is available in our country. He said that the pilgrims are going so far only for the prayers, therefore they should not waste their time on making phone calls to India. He said that the temperature in Makkah today is 40 degrees C as per the Metrology Department.

Earlier, former Minister Mohammed Ali Shabbir visited the Haj House, met the pilgrims and advised them to pray for the peace and development of the country and the state.The fourth batch of Haj pilgrims is scheduled to depart from Hyderabad International Airport at 8:35 am on 25th June 2022. (INN)

First flight of Haj pilgrims to depart on June 20

Hyderabad: The first flight of carrying 373 Haj pilgrims from Telangana State will depart from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad in the early hours of June 20.

Of 373 pilgrims, as many as 214 are from Hyderabad, 71 from Medchal, 44 from Nalgonda, 16 from Medak, 16 from Siddipet, and 12 from Yadadri Bhongir and two each from Sangareddy and Gadwal districts. Telangana State Haj Committee Chairman Mohammed Saleem and other officials will accord a warm send-off to the Haj pilgrims at 5:55 AM on June 20.

Elaborate arrangements have been made at the Haj Camp at Haj House, Nampally where the pilgrims departing from the first flight arrived on Saturday morning. The RT-PCR test of all the pilgrims has been conducted and all of them were found negative for Covid-19.According to Wakf Board Chairman, the Haj pilgrims would board the flight from the international terminal instead of the Haj terminal. Therefore, their immigration and customs clearance would be completed in the Haj House itself. (INN)

Premier Energies Group enters into Strategic Alliance with Azure Power

Hyderabad: Premier Energies Group, a leading solar manufacturing company enters a strategic alliance with Azure Power Global Limited, a leading independent sustainable energy solutions provider and renewable power producer in India.

As part of this strategic alliance, Premier has executed a Module Supply Agreement with Azure Power wherein Premier will supply 2.4 GW of Solar Cells and Solar Modules over the next four years having an estimated order value of more than Rs. 4,000 Crores. Premier and Azure together have invested Rs. 700 Crores to set up the state-of-the-art 1.25 GW Solar Cell and 1.25 GW Solar Module facility built to global standards in Telangana, India as part of its expansion plans. In addition to this, Azure

This facility will have the potential to create employment in excess of 1,000 jobs directly and help augment the ancillary industry by creating local employment in excess of 2,000 jobs. With this expansion, Premier Group will be one of the largest employers in aggregate terms in E-City, Telangana. Premier remains committed in partnering with the Government of Telangana and Solar Energy Corporation of India for accelerating the adoption of Solar energy in India.

Industries Minister K. Taraka Rama Rao stated that the Government of Telangana has allotted additional 20 acres of land in E-city for this expansion plan under Telangana Mega Projects. On the occasion of this new milestone, Minister KTR said, “Government of Telangana appreciates the repeat investment from Premier Energies and Azure Power. We are proud to host their existing state-of-the-art facility in E-City, Telangana and with the new investments, we are confident that they are going to grow bigger, and we assure our complete support to all our entrepreneurs to reach great heights. 

Speaking on this occasion, Alan Rosling, Chairman, Azure Power said, “Having long-term supply visibility is an important factor towards de-risking our business. Premier is operating one of the most advanced state-of-the-art solar cell and module lines in the country, and we are pleased to partner with Premier. This partnership is a prudent step towards securing long-term sustainable value for our stakeholders and towards actualization of India’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat.”

On this announcement, Surender Pal Singh, Chairman, Premier Energies said “We, at Premier are honored to partner with Azure Power in the solar manufacturing space in India. Premier has a legacy of over 27 years in solar manufacturing and this partnership further strengthens Premier’s leadership position in India.”

Chiranjeev Saluja, Managing Director, Premier Energies said “This is the first of its kind strategic partnership between Independent Power Producer and Solar Manufacturing company in India. This marks a major milestone in the Government of India’s goal of Make in India.” (INN)

All departments urged to coordinate for the smooth conduct of Haj Camp

Hyderabad: Home Minister Mohd Mahmood Ali has urged all the Departments to coordinate for the smooth departure of Haj Pilgrims from Hyderabad Embarkation Point and conduct of Haj Camp starting from 18th June to 30th June.

He was addressing a coordination meeting of all Departments in connection with the arrangements being made for the Departure and Arrival of Haj Pilgrims from Hyderabad at Haj House, Nampally, Hyderabad today.

Mahmood Ali said that due to the corona pandemic pilgrims could not be sent for Haj Pilgrim during the last two years but this year Saudi Arabian Government has permitted to allow the pilgrims but with limited numbers. As against 7000 Pilgrims permitted last year only 3000 Haj pilgrims have been permitted this year, he said.  This year, pilgrims more than 65 years of age are not permitted to perform Haj by the Saudi Authorities. He also asked the pilgrims not to take any items which are banned by the Saudi Government.

Minorities Welfare Minister Koppula Eshwar said that all the facilities including customs clearance, checking of Baggage, provision of currency exchange and other facilities including Food and Accommodation are being provided under one roof i.e. at Haj House for the benefit of the Haj Pilgrims.

Telangana State Haj Committee Chairman Mohd Saleem said that Hyderabad has been named as the best Embarkation Point in the entire Country and requested all the Department to co-ordinate and said that with the intensive efforts of all the Departments, the conduct of the Haj Camp could be successful.

A.K.Khan, Advisor to the Government, took detailed stock of various department activities involved in the Haj operations.  He informed that about 3,016 Haj pilgrims inclusive of 825 pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh will depart from Hyderabad through eight Saudi Airlines flights.  Each flight will have a capacity of 377 pilgrims.  He asked all the Departments which are connected with the departure of Hal Pilgrims to complete all the required formalities beforehand for smooth conduct of the camp.Andhra Pradesh Haj Committee Chairman Khader Basha, Minority Welfare Secretary Ahmed Nadeem, Haj Committee CEO Shafiullah, Joint Commissioner of Police Ranganath and representatives from Saudi Airlines, GMR, Immigration, Customs, Civil Aviation Security, SBI, RTC, DHMO, GHMC, R&B, Fire Services, Metro Water Works and others also attended the meeting. (INN)

Committee submits report on harassment of women in the film industry to Telangana Govt

Hyderabad: The High-Level Committee constituted to look into the women harassment issues pertaining to the film and television industry in the state submitted its report to Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar IAS at a meeting held at BRKR Bhavan today.

During the meeting, the Chief Secretary congratulated the members of the committee for submitting a comprehensive report on the issues pertaining to harassment of women in the film and television industry and suggesting measures to tackle this menace.  He suggested that all the stakeholders in the film and other media industries should come together to address these issues.  There is a need to come out with standard operating procedures, he added.  Chief Secretary stated that there is a need to create awareness about the various provisions and suggested that the film industry should consider online membership of the unions.

The Committee Members requested that recommendations may be implemented.

GHMC Mayor G. Vijaya Lakshmi, Special Chief Secretary (MA&UD) Arvind Kumar and senior officials were present at the meeting.

C.Kalyan, President, Telugu Film Producers Council, Anupam Reddy, Secretary, State Film Chamber of Commerce, Preeti Nigam, Film and TV Artiste,  Prof. Vasanthi, NALSAR University of Law, Y.Supriya, Producer and Studio Owner, Jhansi, Film and TV Artiste, N.Shankar, Film Director, ANVESHI, K.Satyavathi, BHUMIKA attended the meeting. (INN)

MS Education Academy to offer free education for students suffering with Thalassemia in Telangana

Hyderabad: Telangana is slowly becoming a source of hope for Thalassemia affected children in the state and giving them faith towards a better future. In this context, Chairman of MS Education Academy Mohammad Latif Khan visited Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Society (TSCS) Center at Raghavendra Colony, Rajendranagar to meet Thalassaemia infected children and youths.

Mr. Mohammad Latif Khan announced free education to Thalassemia-infected students in the academy’s schools, Junior and Degree colleges.

TSCS, a registered non-profit organization that offers free blood transfusion services twice a month to an approx of 3085 children and youths every month is collaborating with the educational institution for this noble cause.

Understanding the difficulties faced by the Thalassemia students for their education, MS Education Academy decided to provide free education to them as a support to extend for their brighter academic future. The free education facility will be available to all the 3085 Thalassemia infected students registered with the TSCS.

TSCS president Shri. Chandrakant Agarwal, Secretary Dr. Suman Jain, and Joint Secretary Mr. Alim Baig expressed their happiness over the announcement. They said that in view of the medicine, treatment and other expenditures for these students, this gesture of MS Academy to provide free education will be a big relief to the Thalassemia students and their parents. They even added that this will give new ray of hope for the students who want to pursue higher education.

TSCS is the world’s biggest society serving thalassemia children with modern equipment and specialist doctors in Hyderabad. TSCS’s free services include doctor consultation, free Laboratory investigations, Medicines, HLA test, HbA2 test of parents, siblings and extended family members, blood transfusion and free bone marrow transplants.

The staff at TSCS is working relentlessly to lessen the physical and mental pain of Thalassemia patients.

Ashirvad Pipes of Aliaxis to invest Rs 500 Cr in Telangana

Hyderabad: Another major investment has made its way to Telangana from Davos. Ashirvad Pipes of Aliaxis will be setting up a Greenfield facility with an investment of Rs. 500 Crore in Telangana. This investment will create over 500 jobs for youngsters in our state. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Aliaxis and Govt. of Telangana in the presence of Minister KTR in Davos.

The firm will manufacture Storage & Distribution of Plastic Piles, Fittings & Accessories. The announcement came after Aliaxis CFO Mr. Koen Sticker met with Minister KTR on the sidelines of WEF in Davos.

Ashirvad Pipes is also in talks with the Govt of Telangana for setting up a Center of Excellence for Manufacturing in the State.Industries Dept. Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan was also present in the meeting. (INN)

2nd Haj Training Camp held at Masjid Boghdadi Tek, Nampally

Hyderabad: The 2ndHaj Orientation Training Camp for the selected Haj pilgrims was conducted at Masjid Boghdadi Tek, Nampally here on Sunday.

The training camp was presided over by Telangana State Haj Committee Chairman Mohammed Saleem. He congratulated the Haj Pilgrims for their selection and their opportunity to perform Haj this year delayed for the last two years due to Covid-19. He also announced that a control room would be set up during the entire period of stay of pilgrims in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia till their return to coordinate and liaison with the Haj pilgrims and Khadimul Hujjaj.

He said that Khadim-ul-Hujjaj (Haj Volunteers) have been selected for guiding and helping the pilgrims during Haj in Saudi Arabia. He also directed the Kahdiumul Hujjaj to be punctual in service to the Haj pilgrims during the stay in Saudi Arabia without any complaint.

Mohammed Saleem informed that he would be visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Umrah and also to meet with the Senior Officials of Consulate General of India, Jeddah for the necessary arrangements and facilities being provided to the Haj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. He also requested the Haj pilgrims to follow the rituals of Haj strictly and maintain patience during the journey of Haj.

Renowned Scholar Maulana Syed Qubool Badshah Shuttari, Secretary President, MajlisUlma-e-Deccan spoke about Aadab-e-Madina and dua, Maulana Mufti Syed Sadiq Mohiuddin Faheem, President, DarulQaza, spoke about “Five Days of Haj”, Maulana Mufti Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi, President Mufti, Jama-e-Nizamia, spoke about “Ziyarat-e-Madina”, Maulana Mufti Md Tajammul Hussain Qasmi, Ustaaz Hadees spoke about Ahkaam-e-Haj, Maulana Mufti Syed Amjad Ali Qasmi spoke about “UmrahkeAhkaam”, Syed Muneeruddin Ahmed Mukhtar ex-Coordinator AP State Haj Committee explained about the logistic arrangements. (INN)

Upper age limit increased for two more years in police recruitment

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has taken decision to increase the upper age limit for two more years in the recruitment of posts in State Police department.

The Chief Minister has responded positively to the request of MLC Palla Rajeshwar Reddy to enhance the age limit following the implementation of 95 per cent job quota for locals first time and the impact of Corona pandemic for the past two years.The CM instructed Chief Secretary and the State DGP to initiate measures in this direction immediately. (INN)