QHyderabad: Farmers’ Dues Cleared; Local Hand in ISRO Success
The forthcoming elections are bringing cheer to Telangana farmers as state and Central governments compete with each other to pay the investment subsidy  promised.
The forthcoming elections are bringing cheer to Telangana farmers as state and Central governments compete with each other to pay the investment subsidy promised. (Photo: Aroop Mishra / The Quint)

QHyderabad: Farmers’ Dues Cleared; Local Hand in ISRO Success

1. Local Hand in ISRO’s Satellite Success Story

ISRO’s control room. Picture used for representational purposes only.
ISRO’s control room. Picture used for representational purposes only.
(Photo: Reuters)

When Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C44) successfully put Microsat-R and Kalamsat-V2 satellites into their designated orbits last month, joyous scenes were witnessed not only at Sriharikota but also at the city suburbs of Kandi in Sangareddy district.

Here, right opposite the IIT-Hyderabad, lies a nondescript firm, ASACO, which has been playing a significant role albeit in a low-profile manner in several of the launches as they have mastered the manufacturing of complete integrated PS4 engines or the fourth stage engines of the PSLV under ISRO tutelage.

(Source: The Hindu)

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2. Kisan Effect: Telangana Is Forced to Clear Rythu Bandhu Scheme Dues

The forthcoming elections are bringing cheer to Telangana farmers as state and Central governments compete with each other to pay the investment subsidy promised.
The forthcoming elections are bringing cheer to Telangana farmers as state and Central governments compete with each other to pay the investment subsidy promised.
(Photo: Aroop Mishra/The Quint)

The forthcoming Lok Sabha elections are bringing cheer to Telangana state farmers as the state and Central governments compete with each other to pay the investment subsidy they have promised.

No sooner was the Prime Minister Kisan (Kisan Samman Nidhi) scheme announced by the Central government four days ago than payment of the first instalment is to be made before the end of March 2019. The state government has also speeded up clearing the pending dues to farmers under the Rythu Bandhu scheme.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

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3. Barcodes on Liquor Bottles the New Breadcrumbs for Hyderabad's Sherlocks

The technology of printing barcodes on liquor bottles in Telangana has reportedly been  helping the police to put accused persons behind bars. This system was initiated by the Excise Department, to control sale of spurious liquor and duty free liquor. Now, it is working as a blessing in disguise and helping police crack various murder cases.

Using the barcodes from the liquor bottles at the crime scene, police were able to trace the place where the liquor was sold, and by analysing the CCTV footages at the wine shop, the accused were identified at several instances.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

4. Carpenter Pays Dearly for Using Cheap Plywood

K Rana Krishna, a medical practitioner from Saidabad, had hired a interior designer firm to decorate his new villa in Indu Aranya, located in Bandlaguda in the city. The company, Nishith Interiors, hired a carpenter to do the job. However, as Krishna would find out to his consternation, the carpenter used cheaper materials than he had asked for. He tried to bring to the interior designing company’s notice, but they weren’t ready to accept their mistake. Seeing no option, Krishna approached the consumer forum.

Much to his delight and relief, the district consumer forum noted the anxiety Krishna suffered through and directed the company and carpenter to pay up Rs 6.5 lakh to him as compensation! During the proceedings, the forum noted that the company and carpenter could not produce the bills of purchase and held them guilty. It directed the company and carpenter to jointly pay the victim Rs 3 lakh at 9 percent interest. The forum also asked them to pay an additional Rs 1.5 lakh for causing the consumer ‘mental agony’ and Rs 20,000 towards court charges.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

5. Moula Ali Railway Station Is Now ‘Adarsh’

South Central Railway has developed Moula Ali railway station into an ‘Adarsh Station’.
South Central Railway has developed Moula Ali railway station into an ‘Adarsh Station’.
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

South Central Railway has developed Moula Ali railway station into an ‘Adarsh Station’. The facade of the station building has been renovated. Special parking facilities have been set up for persons with disabilities (PwD) and senior citizens.

Located on the Secunderabad-Kazipet corridor, the busiest in Secunderabad division, Moula Ali station is an important ‘non suburban grade-5 railway station’. The average daily foot-traffic is estimated at 2,500. SCR has spent as much as Rs 3.5 crore on transforming the station into an ‘Adarsh’ one. The money had been sanctioned in the 2016-17 financial year. Besides, a Foot over Bridge is under construction at an estimated cost of Rs 1.6 crore.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

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