ALL DRESSED UP FOR AERO INDIA Indian Air Force’s Sarang helicopters and Surya Kiran aircraft taking part in aerobatics performance during a full dress rehearsal at the Yelahanka Air Force station in Bengaluru on Tuesday, a day ahead of the the 13th edition of the three-day Aero India | ASHISHKRISHNA H P WARANGAL WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 03, 2021 `7.00 PAGES 12 CITY EDITION CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Farmers want all arrested protesters released before any dialogue; ruckus in Parliament, both Houses adjourned Govt ready for talks, kisans harden stance E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ New Delhi IN A HEARTBEAT Apollo Hospital’s transplantation team, carrying a live heart, alights at Jubilee Hills checkpost metro station on Tuesday. The heart of a brain-dead farmer was transported on a special non-stop Hyderabad Metro Rail train from Kamineni Hospital in LB Nagar to Jubilee Hills Apollo to save the life of a patient | S SENBAGAPANDIYAN | P3 BENGAL IN MOOD FOR A CHANGE CAA may not come into play before WB polls E N S @ New Delhi S A N A S H A K I L @ New Delhi POLL-BOUND West Bengal appears to be ready to end the 10-year rule of the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC, a ground survey conducted in all the state’s 294 constituencies by the Hyderabad-based Peoples Pulse has found. A pro-change mood is apparent as the voters are fed up of rampant corruption and widespread violence. In the first of a three-part series, the survey explains why the anti-TMC mood does not necessarily mean a positive vote for the BJP . THE contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) may not be implemented at least till July as the committees on subordinate legislation of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha have been granted extension up to April 9 and July 9 respectively by the Ministry of Home Affairs to frame its rules. In other words, it will not come into play before the West Bengal elections that are expected in April-May The numerically signifi. cant Matua community the BJP is banking on in Bengal, has been pressing the party to implement the CAA immediately But the Centre . is in no hurry as the CAA passed in December 2019 amid unprecedented chaos in Parliament, led to violent protests across the country . Junior home minister Nityanand Rai told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday the rules were still “under preparation”. DETAILED REPORT: P7 TOMORROW: HOW DIDI IS LOSING THE PLOT ON a day the government said it is ready to talk to the protesting farmers, agitators upped the ante and said there would be no discussion until ‘harassment’ by the police and administration stops and detained farmers are released. Proceedings at Parliament were disrupted, too, with sessions in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha repeatedly adjourned following Opposition protests. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) hit out at the government for digging trenches, fixing nails on roads, setting up barbed-wire fences, and stopping internet services at protest sites. “It appears the government is extremely fearful of the rising tide of support for the ongoing protest from different states,” an SKM statement read. Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait, who has been camping at the Ghazipur border, reiterated that protests will continue until their demands are met. “This is now a fight for the freedom of farmers,” he said. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut visited Ghazipur to express solidarity . 115 IN JAILS, CLAIMS MORCHA Samyukta Kisan Morcha said 115 farmers are in jail, but according to Punjab CM, 70 are in Delhi jails while five are missing Delhi Police said the heightened security measures at city borders were to ensure they cannot be broken again by protesters Tomar said no to an LS question on whether govt will compensate families of farmers who died in the ongoing protests Amid ruckus in both houses, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the “government is ready to discuss issues related to farmers inside and outside Parliament”. He said the government is committed to discussing the issues. Tomar’s reply came after Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury claimed 170 farmers died during the agitation. However, SKM said it has not received any proposal for talks. “Though no formal proposal for talks came from the government, we clearly state that talks will be held only after the unconditional release of farmers who are in illegal police P7 custody the statement said. ,” Stable on encroached govt land razed, horses left shelterless P I N T O D E E PA K @ Hyderabad AS many as 10 racehorses were rendered shelterless after the stable where they were kept was pulled down by the Revenue Department officials of Vikarabad district at Kothrepally on Tuesday contending that part of the land , on which it stood belongs to the government. The stable and the vast government land of about 120 acres was being used by stable owner Sujahat Ali for those interested in practising polo. Another 50 horses of the stable are now in Delhi and Jaipur and they are being CONTINUED ON P3 used in various competitions. Off-budget borrowings may give fiscal shocks to TS, warns FFC V V B A L A K R I S H N A @ Hyderabad THE corporations and authorities which the State has created to raise loans might administer fiscal shocks to the State government very soon, the Fifteenth Finance Commission (FFC) warned, while suggesting the govern- ment to account for the off-budget borrowings too. The loans raised by these bodies do not reflect in the State Budget books. “The State has resorted to borrowings for critical social infrastructure like drinking water and irrigation. The interest payments for such huge off-budget borrowings (without a provision for cost recovery) is expected to create fiscal challenges very soon,” the Finance Commission Report said “The off-budget borrowings, though, need to be accounted for in order to avoid possible fiscal shocks,” the report CONTINUED ON P4 added. 10% PAY RISE MAY BE GIVEN BY TS TO ITS EMPLOYEES PAGE 4
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