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freedom-fighter Konda Laxman Bapuji passes away

freedom-fighter Konda Laxman Bapuji passes away

Followers of Konda Laxman Bapuji pay their respects to the late freedom fighter who passed away in Hyderabad on Friday. File photo inset - DC

Noted freedom-fighter and Telangana protagonist Konda Laxman Bapuji passed away here on Friday.

He was 97 and is survived by wife Dr Shakuntala, two sons and a daughter. The mortal remains of Bapuji were kept at Padmashali Bhavan at Kacheguda. The funeral will take place on Saturday with full state honours.

Bapuji was first minister to resign for Telangana

The state Legislative Assembly paid homage to Konda Laxman Bapuji who passed away on Friday.
Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy paid rich tributes to him and also announced a state funeral and a fitting memorial in the city.

Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, Telugu Desam chief N. Chandrababu Naidu, PCC president Botsa Satyanarayana, TRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao, TRS Floor leader Etela Rajender, BJP chief G. Kishan Reddy, MPs, MLAs, MLCs and leaders of various political parties condoled his death.

TJAC convener M. Kodandaram demanded that the funeral be conducted at ‘Jala Drussyam’ near Boats Club on the banks of Hussainsagar where he lived for some time.

Born on September 27, 1915, in Wankidi village of Adilabad district in old Hyderabad state in a Padmashali family (weavers), Bapuji participated in various struggles, including the Quit India Movement in 1942, the Telangana armed struggle against the Nizams, Mulki agitation in 1952 and the Telangana movement of 1969.

A prominent socialist, he formed Akhila Bharatiya Padmashali Sang. Bapuji served as Deputy Speaker from 1957 to 1960 and later joined the Brahmananda Reddy Cabinet as a minister.

He was the first minister to resign demanding Telangana state.

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Forbes list of powerful women: Sonia Gandhi no 6, Merkel tops !!

Forbes magazine ranked German Chancellor Angela Merkel the most powerful woman in the world for the second year in a row in the annual list dominated by politicians, businesswomen and media figures.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton placed second, followed by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, making the top three spots unchanged from last year. Sonia Gandhi, president of the Indian National Congress, was at No 6.

The list named women involved in policymaking, entertainment, technology and nonprofit organizations, among other fields. They were ranked according to influence, the amount of money they control or earn, and media presence.

 

“These power women exert influence in very different ways and to very different ends, and all with very different impacts on the global community,” said Moira Forbes, president and publisher of ForbesWoman.

The magazine noted Merkel’s resolve in preserving the European Union and her influence over the euro zone’s ongoing debt crisis.

Clinton was applauded for her handling of crises such as the release of a trove of diplomatic cables by the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.

Forbes cited Rousseff for her leadership of the world’s eighth-largest economy and approval ratings within her country.

The average age of the 100 power brokers from 28 countries was 55. They had a combined 90 million Twitter followers, Forbes said.

Also in the top five were Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and wife of Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates, and Jill Abramson, executive editor of the New York Times .

US First Lady Michelle Obama, who had topped the list in 2010, was No 7.

The list featured newcomers such as actress and performer Jennifer Lopez and billionaire philanthropist and widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs.

Republican US Representative of Minnesota and former White House hopeful Michele Bachmann was among 21 women who fell off the list this year.

.“So many of these women are in policy or political roles, and their influence … is only growing so it’s not surprising that someone like Merkel or Clinton would continue to be present on the list year to year,” Forbes said.

Vayalar Ravi is new Science & Technology Minister!!

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Vayalar Ravi on Tuesday became the fifth person to assume charge as Minister for Science and Technology in three years since UPA returned to power in 2009.

Ravi was allocated the Science and Technology and Earth Sciences by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after incumbent Vilasrao Deshmukh took ill critically. Deshmukh passed away on August 14.

Assuming charge of his new portfolios, Ravi said scientists shall continue their good work without any intervention from the Ministry.

The Ministry would always provide the fullest support to the scientists in their endeavour, Ravi was quoted as saying in an official release.

Deshmukh had succeeded Pawan Kumar Bansal, who after a tenure of a little over six months, had returned to his old Water Resources ministry in July last year.

After the UPA was re-elected in May 2009, Prithviraj Chavan was appointed as the Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences.

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, who held the twin portfolios in UPA-I, was given the charge after Chavan was sent to Maharashtra in November last year as chief minister.

The minor reshuffle of the Cabinet in January saw Bansal being allocated the Science and Technology and Earth Sciences portfolio as additional charge to his Parliamentary Affairs ministry.

There is speculation about a Cabinet reshuffle after the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament which concludes on September 7.

CAG REPORT ON COAL, DELHI AIRPORT&power project

CAG(controller and  auditor general) has given report on three issues which says ther are more scams bigger than 2g scam in upa govt!!

CAG report on coal:   ‘Scam bigger than 2G’

The CAG report on coal finds the scam bigger than the 2G scam. According to the report, the coal blocks allocations caused the exchequer a loss of Rs 1.86 lakh crore, much bigger than what the 2G scam cost.

The report said that the estimate was only on account of private players and that the loss caused by PSUs would be audited separately.

Nearly 44 billion tonnes of coal were given at throwaway prices. Around 194 coal blocks were allotted on mere recommendation, the report adds.

The allotments were made when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was the coal minister. The PM reportedly ignored the then coal secretary’s advice to auction coal blocks.

The final CAG report is, however, silent on the PMO’s role in scam. The draft CAG report had heavily criticised the PMO in connection with the scam which mainly benefited companies like Tata, Birla and Jindal.

The Opposition is planning to nail PM on the basis of the CAG report.

CAG report on Delhi airport: ‘Govt favoured GMR, caused losses’

The CAG report on Aviation said that the decision by the Civil Aviation Ministry to award the contract for the Delhi airport to GMR caused humoungous losses to the tax payers and passengers.

The CAG has put the amount at Rs 3750 crore.

The report also blamed the Airport Authority of India for acting against the interests of the government.

CAG report on power projects: ‘Tata, Reliance favoured’

The CAG report on Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPP) on Friday said that Reliance Power benefited in the Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project, the country’s first domestic, coal-based project.

It said that the government gave the company permission to use excess coal from three blocks allocated that had been allocated for the power project and that this was not only a violation of the bidding process but also benefited Reliance Power.

Reliance Power had reportedly said at the time of the award of contract that since it would be able to use 20 million tonnes from the two blocks, there would be sufficient coal for the Sasan UMPP.

The report said that the allocation of the third coal block – Chhatrasal – must be checked to ensure fair play.

“Audit has estimated the financial benefit that will accrue to the project developer on the basis of comparison of tariff of Sasan project with that of Chitrangi (the third coal block). The overall financial benefit to Reliance Power due to impact of difference in tariff works out Rs 29,033 crore with a net present value of Rs 11,852 crore,” the report said.