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India’s youngest state Telangana will see Birth of 21 new Districts on Dussehra

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will formally inaugurate Siddipet district, being carved out of existing Medak district

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October 11, 2016: Telangana will see the birth of 21 new districts on Tuesday, taking the total number of districts in India’s youngest state to 31.

The new districts will formally come into being from Dussehra on Tuesday and their number became clear on Monday when the government released the list.

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The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government said reorganisation of districts will help take the administration to people.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will formally inaugurate Siddipet district, being carved out of existing Medak district.

Telangana Assembly S. Madhusudhana Chary will inaugurate Jayashankar district while Council Chairman K. Swamy Goud will launch Jangaon district. Both these districts are being carved out of the existing Warangal district.

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Warangal Rural, another district being carved out of existing Warangal, will be inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari.

Another Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahamood Ali will inaugurate Jagitial district, being created out of existing Karimnagar district.

Sixteen other districts will also be inaugurated simultaneously by the ministers. These districts are; Yadadri, Peddapally, Kamareddy, Medak, Mancherial, Vikarabad, Rajanna, Asifabad, Suryapet, Kothagudem, Nirmal, Wanaparthy, Nagarkurnool, Mahabubabad, Jogulamba and Medchal (Malkajgiri).

Barring Hyderabad, the existing 10 districts have been split into three or four districts.

The government last month issued draft notification for creating 17 new districts but later decided to create four more districts in view of strong demands from various sections.

Though the protests were on for the creation of more districts in different parts of the state, the government made it clear that there will be no further addition.

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On an average, each district will have population of two lakh to four lakh families, except Hyderabad where the number is much large.

The chief minister said that the purpose of creating new districts is to improve governance, bring transparency and ensure better delivery of welfare schemes.

“The district collectors will have details of all families on their fingertips,” he said. (IANS)

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  • Diksha Arya

    Well more districts will definitely ensure proper administration…

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

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However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?