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 Hyderabad, September 27: 

Telangana government will soon announce a skill policy, according to Sujiv Nair, Chief Exective Officer, Telangana Academy of Skills and Knowledge (TASK).

“This policy, termed as Telangana State Skill Mission, may be launched in November,” Nair said, while addressing a conference of college principals organised here on Tuesday.

The Centre formulated its Skilling Policy in 2009 with the objective of enhancing skills with speed and standardise them and identified 29 sectors, he said.

Stating that the modalities of the proposed policy were still being worked out, Nair said the focus would be on short-term skilling programmes. KV Vishnu Raju, Convenor of CII Telangana Higher Education & Skill Development Panel and Chairman of Sri Vishnu Educational Society asked college principals to make pedagogy more interesting to students.

“You must make abstract things very interesting to students. Singapore has changed the design of their classrooms. Instead of one black board they have three. We need to relook at our classrooms to make learning more interesting,” he said.

The conference was organised jointly by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Vishnu Educational Development and Innovation Center (VEDIC) and TASK.


http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/national/telangana-to-formulate-skill-development-policy/article9154750.ece
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HYDERABAD: Turning critical towards the state of Telangana and the central government for removing Telangana from the purview of the AP Administrative Tribunal (APAT) without taking the high court into confidence, a division bench of the Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday questioned them about the fate of 8,500 cases pertaining to Telangana state employees pending before the tribunal.

The bench of acting chief justice Ramesh Ranganathan and justice U Durga Prasad Rao posed this question to the counsel representing Telangana and the Centre while hearing pleas filed by advocates PV Krishnaiah and B Kiran Kumar and a few others who questioned the abrupt cessation of jurisdiction.

Following requests from Telangana, the Centre on Sept 15 issued a gazette notification ending the jurisdiction of the tribunal on Telangana. Hereafter, the tribunal has to adjudicate only the service-related disputes raised by employees from AP state. The petitioners told the court that the APAT is a common tribunal for both AP and Telangana and was also kept in the tenth schedule of the AP Reorganisation Act. The bench also said that out of the 17,000 cases currently pending in the tribunal, half of them belong to Telangana employees. There was no clarity as to what to do with these cases, the bench said. Though Telangana's advocate general K Ramakrishna Reddy told the court that with the abolition of the jurisdiction of the tribunal over T state, all its cases would stand transferred to high court, the bench did not agree with him.

Answering the question as to how the Centre mechanically issued the notification without thinking about the fate of 8,500 cases of Telangana employees pending before the tribunal, assistant solicitor general B Narayana Reddy told the bench that the Centre acted in response to the request made by the state of Telangana. He too reiterated the contention of the AG that since the tribunal for the state is not in existence now, all the Telangana cases would naturally come to high court. The bench, however, said to the AG and the ASG, " HC is now functioning with a mere 23 judges and is already burdened by 3.5 lakh cases. You are thrusting upon us another 8,500 cases enmasse".

Observing that the state should have waited till the high court offers its advice, the bench sought clarity on this aspect both from Telangana and Centre and posted the case to September 29.


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/High-Court-seeks-clarity-on-exemption-of-Telangana-from-AP-administrative-tribunal/articleshow/54552850.cms
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Hyderabad:  Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy today slammed the TRS government for its "failure" to handle the situation which arose after heavy rains lashed Hyderabad.

Speaking to media persons after visiting rain-affected areas of Alwal in Kukatpally here, Reddy alleged that the TRS government's "lethargic and negligent attitude" has pushed the entire city (Hyderabad) into a "chaotic" situation.

He said the portfolio of Municipal Administration was handled by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao himself for the first two years and then he "gifted" it to his son K Tarakarama Rao after the Hyderabad civic polls.

"Neither of them held a comprehensive review on civic conditions in the city and today's situation was the outcome of continued negligence," Mr Reddy charged.

He further alleged that the state government has "failed" to take measures to prevent inundation of low lying areas and also provide required relief to those trapped in water logged areas.

"The situation clearly shows that no emergency plans were drawn after the meteorological department issued warnings of heavy rains in the city. Instead of action, the entire machinery responded in reactionary manner.

"At least now both KCR and KTR should come out of their slumber and take immediate action to bring back normalcy," he said.

The Congress leader also claimed the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has been starving of funds under the TRS regime and consequently, the routine desiltation of drains and other works were not taken up before the onset of monsoon which proved "disastrous" for its residents.

He also appealed the party workers and office-bearers to help the people affected due to recent heavy rains in Telangana, especially in the capital Hyderabad.


http://www.ndtv.com/hyderabad-news/congress-slams-telangana-government-over-situation-in-rain-hit-hyderabad-1466021
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Telangana University is slowly slipping into a deep financial crisis said its Vice-Chancellor P. Sambaiah expressing a serious concern over the current financial condition of the institution. “The University might not be able to even pay salaries to the staff,” he said.

At a press conference, here on Friday, he held the affiliated colleges responsible for this situation as they did not pay arrears to the University. The students’ fees got accumulated and salary and other allowances bill of academic and non-academic staff increased over a period of time, he said. Calling upon all to contribute their mite to bail out the institution from crisis, he opined that concerted effort by all concerned could be the only solution for it.

The number of security and outsourced staff was already very large and another 150 applications were pending, he said and added that 68 security staff were employed in the University. Such a number of staff was not there even in big and old varsities.

“We will place all facts pertaining to the TU before the Executive Council and act in accordance with the directions of the EC as regards to the irrelevant courses. The grant being given by the Government is hardly enough to pay salaries and maintenance of hostels”, he observed. Some of the affiliated colleges owed fees to the tune of Rs.1 crore and some others did not pay fee since 2012.

“We will not tolerate it and collect all the amount due from them. About Rs. 2 crore of student fee amount and mess charges was also pending. In these conditions how can we run mess”, he wondered while reeling out the statistics.

Prof. Sambaiah appealed to all the elected representatives of the district to make efforts to get sanctioned an engineering college for the university. Construction of a guest house, seminar hall and stadium would be completed on priority basis, he said. Controller of Examinations P. Kanakaiah was also present.


http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/telangana-university-in-deep-financial-crisis/article9144379.ece
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New Delhi:  Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday accused Telangana of constructing two irrigation projects on Krishna river illegally and contended these will will "adverse" impact on its existing projects, a charge denied by the latter as "baseless".

Andhra Pradesh made the allegations at the first top Council meeting held in New Delhi under the chairmanship of

During the meeting, Andhra Pradesh stated that two "new" projects of Telangana, Palamuru Rangareddy and Dindi Irrigation Schemes, are being constructed on the river in "violation" of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 and demanded the Council to put those on hold until it receives sanctions.

According to the Act, the two cannot take up new project without the approval of the Council.

Telangana though maintained that the "on-going" projects were taken up by erstwhile Andhra Pradesh government, which had sanctioned them based on the liberty given by Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal (KWDT)-I and hence, did not violate the law.

Meanwhile, the Council decided to form a joint committee to assess availability of water in Krishna basin to help Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal to decide quantum of river water to be shared by the two states.

The committee will comprise officials from Centre and both the state governments.

Noting the meeting is taking place in the wake of disputes between Odisha and Chhattisagarh over sharing Mahanadi river water and Cauvery water by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Ms Bharti also pitched for formulating a national policy in consultation with states to deal with water crisis.

"During the meeting, Andhra Pradesh raised objections over the projects saying these were taken up violating the AP Reorganisation Act and sans sanctions from the Council.

"It also claimed that the project will have adverse impacts on water availability of existing projects of Andhra Pradesh (irrigating 45.72 lakh acres) with assured allocations," a source said.

Andhra Pradesh observed that Telangana has already accomplished its utilisation to the extent of 295.86 TMC as against 299 TMC of its Krishna river water share, to claim there is "no further quantum of water is available in Krishna basin" for Telangana to take up "additional projects" In its part, Telangana stated the two projects were taken up erstwhile undivided Andhra Pradesh government, based on the "liberty" given by KWDT-I.
Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti and attended by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his Telangana counterpart K Chandrasekhar Rao.


http://www.ndtv.com/andhra-pradesh-news/andhra-pradesh-accuses-telangana-of-constructing-irrigation-projects-on-krishna-river-illegally-1464901
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A delegation of 50 councillors and senior officers from the Nizamabad Municipal Corporation, Telangana, on Wednesday visited Chandigarh to study various projects. The delegation was led by Nizamabad Mayor Akula Sujatha, who was welcomed by her Chandigarh counterpart Arun Sood.

Chandigarh municipal commissioner Baldeo Purushartha made a detailed presentation of various developmental projects of the civic body, including water supply system, sewerage disposal system, sanitation system and beautification of the city.

The Nizamabad team was on a tour to study the local administration, various reforms undertaken in Chandigarh and major projects of the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation. They visited water works in Sector 39 and to understand how the water supply system in Chandigarh works.

The delegation also took round of the city roads and big parks, including Rose Garden in Sector 16, Japanese Garden in Sector 31, Fragrance Garden in Sector 36, Terraced Garden in Sector 33 and also visited the Sewerage Treatment Plant. Mayor Sujatha appreciated the projects undertaken by the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation and lauded the way the green belts are maintained in the city. She also requested Sood and Purushartha to plan a visit to Nizamabad along with other councilors and officers.


http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/nizamabad-municipal-corporation-delegation-telangana-team-in-chandigarh-to-study-civic-projects-3043269/
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Telangana government has unveiled four sectoral policies with an eye on riding the next wave of growth in the Information Technology space and help create a new pipeline of employment opportunities.

Thursday’s launch of the policies on Data Analytics, Data Centres, Open Data and Cyber Security is part of the 10 such that were announced at the unveiling of the State’s IT Framework Policy this April.

Apart from seizing the opportunities, by laying the ground for entrepreneurs and companies to set up facilities in the State, the objective is to ensure a new stream of jobs as automation of several processes in conventional IT has begun to impact hiring.

Addressing the gathering comprising several IT industry leaders, including Cisco India president Dinesh Malkani, the IT and Industry Minister K.T.Rama Rao said Telangana sought to become a thought leader and keen on creating new a benchmark in policy initiatives. In doing so, it wanted to further the growth of IT in Hyderabad, ride the next wave of growth and create more employment as increased automation of many of the existing processes in IT could lead to loss of jobs. The State government, he added, has been, in the last two years, able to attract marquee names such as Google, Amazon and Apple to set up their campuses in Hyderabad as well as several other small and medium scale IT firms. Later, in a series of tweets from his official account @MinIT_Telangana, Mr. Rao said the new policies would facilitate horizontal integration and help develop Tier 2 cities in the State. The Open Data Policy, he said, would promote transparency in governance and help find data based solutions. In another tweet, he said a state-of-the-art Data Analytics Park is to be set-up in Telangana. Earlier, IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said the four policies were the second batch with the first set of four launched along with the IT Policy. The two remaining policies, on Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Technologies; and e-Waste Management, will be released within two months.

On the occasion, seven memoranda of understanding (MoUs) and Letters of Intent were signed by the Telangana government with Cisco, Factly, Data Security Council of India, CtrlS, the Society for Cyberabad Security Council, Nasscom and Cropdata Technology Pvt Ltd.


http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/telangana-unveils-four-it-sectoral-policies/article9113566.ece
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Results of Telangana State (TS) EAMCET III were released on Thursday. While the medical entrance exam, held for third time in Telangana, saw a marked decrease in attendance with 37180 students appearing for the exam, a whopping 99.07 percentage of the candidates qualified.As students and parents expressed apprehensions that several questions were either out of syllabus or had mistakes, officials awarded equal marks to all candidates in case of eight questions.

Regalla Prapulla Manasa from Gudiwada in Andhra Pradesh topped TS EAMCET III with a combined score of 96.13 and 152 marks. P Sriharika from Secunderabad got second rank with combined score of 95.78 and 151 marks. Six girls featured in the top ten ranks.

Students can download the rank cards from EAMCET's official website http://med.tseamcet.in.

Also, this is for the first time that carbon copies of OMR answer sheets were given to students in TS EAMCET III. Scanned copies of OMR answer sheets will also be placed on official website. If students find any discrepancy in the evaluation of OMR answer sheets they can submit their representation through the same website.

TS EAMCET III was held on Sunday, as TS EAMCETII question paper was leaked and test was scrapped. MBBS and BDS seats in Telangana medical colleges are filled through TS EAMCET III.


http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/Telangana-EAMCET-III-results-released-get-rank-cards-here/2016/09/15/article3621589.ece
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Member of Parliament K.Kavitha on Tuesday assured support to Telangana Industrialists Federation (TIF) in pursuing its demands pertaining to water charges, property tax and soft loans with the State Government.

Apart from appealing against levy of commercial tariff on drinking water supplied to industrial units, the federation wanted rationalisation of property tax and disbursement of short-term, bridge loans. “I will try my best to expedite the process,” the Nizamabad MP told a gathering of the federation members here.

She was speaking after releasing TIF’s monthly magazine, Make in Telangana, and signing of an MoU for skill development between the federation and Telangana Jagruthi, a non-governmental organisation founded by her. Skill development, Ms. Kavitha explained, is important to help prepare youth, particularly those from rural areas, from a perspective of becoming job-ready as well as gaining insights about innovation in industries, the products and processes. Telangana Jagruthi, she added, seeks to fill the gap.


http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/telangana-jagruthi-inks-mou-with-industrialists-body/article9105977.ece
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A fresh spell of good Monsoon rains is all set to lash several parts of Telangana including its capital city of Hyderabad.

All thanks to the low pressure area which had developed in west-central Bay of Bengal and is now prevailing over North Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Besides this, an associated cyclonic circulation is also prevailing in mid tropospheric levels. The system is tilting southwards from height.

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In wake of this, Hyderabad has already recorded 14 mm in span of 24 hours from 8:30 on Tuesday. Further, we expect rain activity to intensify and cover several parts of Telangana as the system gradually moves westwards during the next 24 hours. Skymet Weather predicts that mainly moderate showers are likely over Hyderabad and remaining parts of the state.


http://www.skymetweather.com/content/weather-news-and-analysis/hyderabad-telangana-gear-up-for-good-monsoon-rains/
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