QHyderabad: Cabinet Expansion on 19 Feb; Push for Cheaper Housing

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Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday decided to expand his Cabinet on 19 February.

1. CREDAI Help Sought to Push Affordable Housing in State

The state government is eyeing support of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI)-Hyderabad chapter for taking up affordable housing as means of providing social security to the citizens, said TRS MP K Kavitha on Friday.

Addressing a gathering of builders and stakeholders in the real estate industry after inaugurating the three-day ‘Hyderabad Property Show’ at Hitex, Madhapur, Kavitha requested them to create greater awareness on insurance facilities available to migrant labourers and put in more effort for greening projects as more trees will only help reduce day temperatures in the twin cities.

(Source: The Hindu)

2. It’s Official, K Chandrasekhar Rao to Expand Team on 19 February

Finally, a muhurat has been set for the much-awaited expansion of the state Cabinet.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday decided to expand his Cabinet on 19 February, Magha Shuddha Pournami, an auspicious day according to the Telugu calendar. Rao met Governor ESL Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan on Friday afternoon and conveyed his decision to expand the Cabinet.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

3. 200 Vehicles Plying With Over 50 Challans

Around 200 vehicles plying in the city have over 50 challans pending against them. If a vehicle is caught with over 15 challans, the traffic police can seize the vehicle and send the owner to court. Recently, there were incidents when vehicles with over 100 challans were seized.

Road safety experts feel e-challans must only be given once the rules and regulations and issue of challans are explained to the public. It will also help reduce accumulation of challans.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

4. Telangana High Court Detains Top Babus for Contempt of Court

Emphasising the inherent jurisdiction of the court to punish those who have committed contempt, the Telangana High Court on Friday took state law secretary V Niranjan Rao and Assembly secretary V. Narasimhacharyulu into custody.

Justice B. Siva Sankara Rao, who passed the order, hinted that then Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary, DGP M Mahendar Reddy and the superintendents of police of  Nalgonda and Jogulamba Gadwal districts could face similar consequences if they failed to explain to the court by 8 March, why they ignored the contempt notices served on them.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

5. K Chandrasekhar Rao Says No to Birthday Fete, Mourns Martyrs

Security forces at the site of the Pulwama encounter.
Security forces at the site of the Pulwama encounter.
(Photo: ANI)

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday asked party activists not to celebrate his birthday on 17 February as a mark of respect to the CRPF jawans martyred in Thursday’s terror attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

In a press communiqué from the Chief Minister’s Office, Rao condemned the terror attack and said he was “extremely moved by the grave loss of lives” and the injuries sustained by many CRPF personnel in the ghastly incident.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

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