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QHyderabad: Panchayat Polls Today; Calls for Farm Loan Waiver

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1. Crucial Bifurcation Meeting Put Off

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao.
(Photo Courtesy: The News Minute)

Resolution of bilateral issues between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh arising out of Reorganisation Act is likely to take more time due to the postponement of the crucial meeting convened by the Union Home Ministry.

The Union Home Ministry has invited the chief secretaries of the two States to come for a meeting convened in New Delhi on 1 February under the chairmanship of MHA’s special secretary. The invitation was also accompanied by a list of issues that are to be taken up for discussion during the meeting.

Even as the State Reorganisation wing officials of Telangana government were gearing to make an effective presentation in support of the State’s claims, the neighbouring State government had sought postponement of the meeting on the ground that the Legislative Assembly would be in session.

(Source: The Hindu)

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2. Kisan Congress Wants Farm Loan Waiver Across Country

A farmer works on his crop. 
A farmer works on his crop. 
(Photo: Reuters)

Speakers at a meeting of the southern states All India Kisan Congress (Kisan Khet Mazdoor Congress) held here on Tuesday have welcomed Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s announcement of implementing minimum income guarantee scheme to every poor person in the country, if the party is voted to power in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

Alleging that Fasal Bima Yojana was introduced by the BJP-led NDA government only to benefit a private insurance company, president of Kisan Congress Nana Falgunrao Patole said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not willing to implement farm loan waiver to provide some succour to farmers although he had waived ₹3 lakh crore debt of 15 corporates.

(Source: The Hindu)

3. Final Phase of Telangana Panchayat Elections Today

The Telangana State Election Commission is all set for the third and final phase of Panchayat polls on Wednesday. The elections will be held for 3,529 panchayats. The remaining 573 panchayats were declared unanimous.

The voting will begin from 7 am and will continue till 1 pm. The counting will begin from 2 pm and the results will be announced by the evening. There are 11,667 candidates in the race for the posts of sarpanchs. The Election Commission has directed the district administration concerned to announce holiday locally in view of the elections.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

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4. MBBS Exam in Hyderabad University Cancelled Due to Goof-Up

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Image used for representational purposes only. 
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The second-year MBBS students of Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences (KNRUHS), who were appearing for their Pharmacology Paper-1 examination, were in for a rude shock when they received two different sets of question papers on Monday. Taking cognisance of the error, the varsity has decided to scrap the examination, rescheduling it to 12 February. The decision has, however, not gone down well with the students who are mostly against re-examination. In a letter to the to the varsity officials, the students have urged the administration to go ahead with the correction of the paper.

(Source: The New Indian Express)

5. Two Cars, 222 Violations, Over ₹ 36,000 Unpaid Fines

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Photo used for representation.
(Photo: PTI)

Two cars, 222 known violations and over ₹ 36,700 in unpaid fines. This is what the Gachibowli Traffic Police discovered on Tuesday after issuing challans to drivers of the cars.

The vehicles were stopped in Gachibowli. While car bearing registration TS 32T 2444 has a total of 102 pending challans from 1 August 2018 to 29 January this year, amounting to ₹ 16,800, the other car with registration number TS 07UA 9202 has racked up a staggering 120 fines from 8 September 2018 to 28 January 2019 amounting to a whopping ₹ 19,930 in fines. A total of ₹36,730. Traffic violations for both cars were recorded primarily at Gachibowli Junction and points along the Outer Ring Road. Police said that vehicles have been seized and that if these fines remain unpaid, the car owners would be charge-sheeted. Police did not rule out the possibility of car owners being jailed. Further, police underscored that vehicles with 10 or more pending challans would be detained for further action.

(Source: The Hindu)

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