Srikakulam: Workers of Aurobindo Pharmaceutical Ltd have decided to observe indefinite strike as the management has been neglecting their charter of demands for the last 14 months. They conducted a collective discussion on solving of their issues with the management under the aegis of CITU at the CITU division office at Pydibhimavaram on Wednesday. Also Read – Event management students of SPMVV exhibit talent Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, CITU State vice-president Duppala Govinda Rao said as part of intensifying agitation, the workers will obtain signatures of residents of all surrounding villages of the company from June 28 by highlighting how the management is exploiting the workers. “We will also conduct gram sabhas at all villages which are being affected by the company pollution and how the management is escaping by not providing jobs to local youth. Also Read – TDP blames government for sand scarcity in Tirupati Advertise With Us We will also explain the villagers over the responsibilities of company to prevent pollution and how the company evading the expenditure on development of these villages as part of corporate social responsibility,” CITU State vice-president said. The date for indefinite strike will be announced soon after the conclusion of agitations and discussions in all villages, said workers union leaders K Guru Naidu, L Rambabu, S Appala Raju and N Tharakeswara Rao.
New Delhi: The Union environment ministry on Wednesday extended the construction period for the Polavaram Multipurpose Project by two years. Addressing the media at the Parliament complex, Union minister for environment, forest and climate change Prakash Javadekar said the two-year construction order was signed on Wednesday. In 2011, the then Union government had asked the Andhra Pradesh government to stop Polavaram construction. In 2014, the NDA government declared Polavaram a national project and the ministry kept the ‘stop work order’ in abeyance to allow construction work. Also Read – Chinmayanand case: Woman tells Supreme Court she wants to stay in Delhi Advertise With Us The ‘Stop Work Order’ was kept in abeyance six times for a year each time, the ministry said in a statement. “Considering the immense importance of the project, the ministry is keeping the ‘stop work order’ in abeyance to allow the construction for two years without permission to impound water,” a ministry source said.
Hyderabad: The maiden official meeting between Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is set to take off on Friday at Pragati Bhavan. Officials said that the meeting between the two CMs is likely to last for two days to sort out the pending issues mainly water sharing disputes and division of assets as per the AP Reorganisation Act 2014. Also Read – Solve farmers problems, demands Congress in Kamareddy Advertise With Us Ahead of the meeting, AP Special Chief Secretary (Irrigation) Adityanath Das met Telangana Chief Secretary SK Joshi and finalised the agenda. Officials said that the contentious project-wise allocations of Krishna water have been pending since the bifurcation of the state. Telangana has been demanding KRMB (Krishan River Management Board) project-wise water allocations to utilise its share of water at optimum level. Also Read – Woman found dead, relatives stage dharna in Kamareddy Advertise With Us The Water Resources Department and Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh have prepared a detailed report by taking suggestions from irrigation experts. As per the sources, Godavari water is being shifted to Krishna delta so far through Pattiseema project. Now a similar plan would be extended to Rayalaseema districts and Telangana by designing a new project with combined effort and expenditure. Advertise With Us The water can be utilised to the Krishna delta also through Nagarjunasagar, said a senior official of the Water Resources department. As per the new proposals, a lift irrigation scheme would be designed at Tupakulagudem in Telangana on Godavari to shift water up to Srisailam. As many as 400 tmc ft of water could be shifted to Srisailam during the period of 100 days from July. Nearly 3,000 tmc ft of water has been flowing into the sea every year. Telangana Chief Minister has put forward a proposal to take up the project jointly. The sources say the project cost could be borne by the two States. They will also discuss on the upstream projects and illegal projects. Earlier, the two states have filed cases against each other’s projects which may be the point of discussion. Apart from this, the division of assets mainly the pending AP Bhavan in Delhi and Bus Bhavan in Hyderabad will figure in the meeting.
Haryana: In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s concerted efforts to push for Yoga, Haryana School Education Board on Thursday made sit-ups compulsory during the morning assembly, contending that it will be a “super yoga for the brain”. As a part of the State School Education Board pilot project, students will now have to do 14 sit-ups every day. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us Speaking to ANI, Education Board Secretary Rajeev Kumar said: “Students will do sit-ups with hands on their ears during the morning assembly. This will sharpen their brain and help in retainment of the memory.” The project will be kick-started in Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan School in Bhiwani district on a pilot basis. Students will start to perform ”super brain yoga” in the next few days after schools reopen Monday. “This will not be levied as a punishment. It is super brain yoga. It has been scientifically proven that it increases brain efficiency,” he added.
Kakinada: Aditya Degree college students, staff and NSS coordinator Tejeswara Rao on Tuesday paid floral tributes to great Indian freedom fighters Lokmanaya Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad on their 163rd and 113rd birth anniversaries. At the programme organised, the students remembered the active participation of the two leaders in the Indian freedom struggle, College principal C Subrahmanyam asked the students and youth to emulate these two leaders in their determination and dedication and influencing masses to march towards in Indian freedom movement. Students of the decree college, faculty participated.
NEW DELHI: An invitation of applying for engagement of technical and non-technical apprentices has been issued by the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) at its locations in states of Eastern India (West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand and Assam). For recruitment, the registration window will close on August 31. IOCL has notified a total of 176 vacancies, applicants must be within 18-24 years of age as on July 31, 2019. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us Candidates with ITI certificate are eligible to apply for certain posts. Diploma engineers and graduates are eligible to apply for technician apprentice and trade apprentice (Accountant) posts, respectively. IOCL would select candidates on the basis of written test, which will be conducted with objective type multiple-choice questions. It has also been notified by IOCL, the written test will be held on September 8. The result of the written test will be declared on September 16. The admit cards, for candidates who will be shortlisted to take the exam, will be released on September 3.
LAHORE: A Pakistani court on Tuesday summoned an official of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of Punjab police on a petition filed by Mumbai attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed challenging his arrest in the terror financing cases. The Lahore High Court held the hearing after Saeed and 67 other leaders of Jammat-ud-Dawah (JuD) and Falah-i-Insaniat (FIF) filed a fresh petition removing the objection of the Registrar office. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us The LHC Registrar office earlier had raised an objection on the petition of Saeed and others that they attached pictures of mosques with it (petition) which were built on the occupied land in order to give it a “religious colour”. “A two-member LHC bench comprising Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi and Justice Mushtaq Ahmed on Tuesday issued the notice to the CTD to file a reply on Saeed and others’ petition within two weeks. Also Read – Imran calls on Pakistanis to take part in ‘Kashmir Hour’ Advertise With Us The court also summoned a CTD official concerned after two weeks to explain about the arrest of Saeed and others in terror financing,” a court official told PTI after the hearing. The petitioners’ counsel Advocate A K Dogar gave arguments in the court. Dogar said Saeed has no link with Al-Qaeda or any other terrorist organisation. “Hafiz Saeed also has no connection with the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba,” he said. Advertise With Us Dogar further said the Indian lobby has been propagating against his client as he was not involved in the deadly Mumbai attacks. Saeed-led JuD is believed to be the front organisation for the LeT which was responsible for carrying out the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people. He was listed under the UN Security Council Resolution 1267 in December 2008. He was arrested on July 17 in a terror financing cases. He is kept at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail in high security. The JuD chief and others prayed to the LHC to declare that the property detailed in the petition was “dedicated for the purpose of mosques and is being used as such, therefore, the FIRs are without lawful authority and of no legal effect.” The CTD had registered 23 FIRs against the petitioners on the charges of “terror financing” in different cities of Punjab province. The cases have been registered in Lahore, Gujranwala and Multan for collection of funds for terrorism financing through assets and properties made and held in the names of Trusts or Non Profit Organisations (NPO), including Al-Anfaal Trust, Dawatul Irshad Trust and Muaz Bin Jabal Trust. “These suspects made assets from funds of terrorism financing. They held and used these assets to raise more funds for further terrorism financing. Hence, they committed multiple offences of terrorism financing and money laundering under Anti-Terrorism Act 1997. They will be prosecuted in ATCs (Anti Terrorism Courts) for commission of these offences,” the CTD said. The US Department of the Treasury has designated Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, and the US, since 2012, has offered a USD 10 million reward for information that brings Saeed to justice.