Rahul urged the Congress party to conduct elections at earliest, to find a new Party Chief. He put down the requests to the CWC (Congress Working Committee) about him continuing as the party leader. Rahul on May 25th proposed to step down as the party Chief, and made it stern, that the next in line Chief would not be from a Nehru – Gandhi background. The CWC met on May 25th to assess their poor performance in the Lok Sabha polls, where they only managed to gain 52 seats. Rahul here, announced his decision to step down, where the entire CWC, unanimously voted against Rahul’s decision to step down as the Party Chief.
Hyderabad: Trains running through the South Central Railway (SCR) continue to be affected due to the derailment in Mumbai section after heavy rains had lashed the commercial capital of the country in the last few days. People travelling to Mumbai from the city are coughing exorbitant money up to reach Mumbai in buses. Rakesh Jain, a businessman, said, “Even the buses are packed and operators are not guaranteeing drop to Mumbai, as there is a huge traffic jam in Kandala ghat section.” Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us Ravinder, a student, said, “Even the Devagiri Express was cancelled on Wednesday. I did not book my ticket online, and as a result had to stand in a line to get a refund.” On Tuesday, close to 20 trains were cancelled resulting in more pressure on bus operators. Ticket prices too have shot up. Syed Nizamuddin, president at Telangana State Cabs & Bus Operators Association, says, “Unlike the past where close to 200 buses operated between Hyderabad and Mumbai, now there are just 50-70 buses on this route.” Also Read – Kolkata artists giving final touches to 24 ft clay Ganesh idol Advertise With Us With trains getting cancelled, bus operators hiked the fare. A ticket for Rs 800 last week has now been raised to Rs 1,200 to Rs 1,500. Fall in air fare, opening of the international airport and people taking direct flights from Hyderabad to the Middle Eastern countries are reasons cited for the reduction in buses to Mumbai. Mahesh, travel agent of GP Travels in Paradise Circle, says, “There is also demand for Pune, as all buses are not able to go till Mumbai.” Advertise With Us Meanwhile, passengers who had booked tickets in the Devagiri Express returned disappointed on Wednesday afternoon at the Secunderabad Railway Station. The general waiting room before entering the platform No 1 is full. Railway officials say that people can get full refund for their tickets. Alok Deshmukh, a passenger, said, “We are three of us travelling and have booked bus tickets till Pune. The roads are blocked. We will reach Pune and decide.” There are seven trains to Mumbai, out of which, five run every day. According to rough estimates, close to 10,000 people travel in trains to Mumbai every day with the No 12702 Hyderabad-Mumbai CSMT Hussainsagar Express and No 17032 Hyderabad Mumbai CSMT Express being the popular trains.
Amaravati: The ongoing of AP Assembly sessions have reached the 8th day on Monday (22 July). In today’s session, the YSRCP leaders would raise the questions over the 108, 104 services and delay in the payments of the purchased grains. The TDP members will be questioning the Ministers and CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on the Godavari projects and stopping of payments to beneficiaries of Rural Housing Scheme. The voting is going to be held over the welfare department budget in the House. CM YS Jagan is going to announce the members of the Assembly committees. He would also be declaring the members of the Public Accounts Committee, the Budget Estimates Committee, and the Public Undertakings Committee.
Tirupati: Hewlett Packard (HP) Enterprise has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Agastya International Foundation (AIF) to set up a fully equipped Centre of Excellence (CoE) at its campus in Gudupalli. Focused on skilling students in emerging technologies to develop their skills and knowledge in the areas of IoT and computer programming. The facility will provide students with access to advanced IT solutions that are at the leading edge of technology innovation in the agricultural sector to achieve higher food production from finite land resources. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us For enrolment of students, AIF will identify and select underprivileged, undergraduate computer science or engineering students around Gudupalli. Under the guidance of IoT experts from HP, these students will have the opportunity to work with soil fertility experts on agriculture related projects. HP Vice President Sanjay Mujoo and AIF founder Chairman Ramji Raghavan have signed the agreement.
Mancherial: Stating that Moharram and Ganesh Chaturthi festivals will be celebrated on September 1 and 2 respectively, Mancherial ACP Ghouse Baba asked the members of Peace Committee to cooperate with each other during the festivals.Speaking at a peace committee meeting at FCP function hall in Mancherial on Wednesday, the ACP said Hindus and Muslims will greet each other on Ramzan, Bakrid, Dasera, Diwali and other festivals, which indicates the communal harmony between these religions. CI Tirupathi ReddyTraffic CI Praveen Kumar, Peace committee leaders Goli Ramu, Sattar, Manohar, Nizamuddin and others were present.