www.thehansindia.com THURSDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2017 KURNOOL PAGES 16 `5.00 H Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Nizamabad | Rajamahendravaram H WINDOWS NAIDU BATS FOR INTERLINKING OF RIVERS AP-Odisha water row ends Singapore gets first woman president without a vote AP allowed to build Neradi barrage on Vamsadhara Singapore: Halimah Yacob became on Wednesday the first woman President of Singapore, being the only candidate who met the requirements for the presidential elections. However, Yacob's selection was overshadowed by criticism that it was undemocratic to give her the top post without a vote. Yacob, a 63-yearold Muslim of Malay descent, will take her oath of office on Thursday in a ceremony due to be held in Istana, the presidential residence and office, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's office said. Arundhati Roy out of Man Booker race New Delhi: Arundhati Roy's latest novel, "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" has failed to make the cut for the shortlist of six books for The Man Booker Prize (Fiction) 2017. The announcement made on Wednesday by the judging committee, which is dominated by American heavyweights competing against British fiction. Among the novels that have made it to the shortlist are Paul Auster's "4321", "History of Wolves" by Emily Fridlund, the much deserving "Exit West" by Pakistani-UK writer Mohsin Hamid, "Elmet" by Fiona Mozley, "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders and Ali Smith's "Autumn". S P12 5 13 GOVT RULES OUT INTERVENTION ON DAILY FUEL PRICE REVISION OUR BUREAU Amaravati: The Vamsadhara Water Dispute Tribunal on Wednesday gave a verdict resolving an inter-state water dispute between AP and Odisha over construction of Neradi barrage on the Vamsadhara river in Srikakulam district. The barrage construction remained pending for more than a decade-and-a-half due to the claim of Odisha that the structure would submerge lands and villages within its jurisdiction. The tribunal ruled that the AP government pay compensation for the lands subjected to subPrime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe being welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his arrival at Ahmedabad airport in Gujarat on Wednesday Bullet train project to roll today Ahmedabad (Agencies): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to India during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and both will lay the foundation stone of the ambitious Rs 1.08 lakh crore Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project. On Thursday, Modi and Abe will participate in the ground-breaking ceremony of the high-speed rail project Sabarmati railway station. Funded by the Japan International Cooperative Agency , the 508-km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project will be the biggest change Indian Railways has witnessed in post-Independence India. Of the 508-km stretch will have 468 km of elevated track, 27 km inside tunnel and the remaining 13 km on the ground. The train will also pass through the country's biggest tunnel of 21 km, of which seven km will be under the sea. mergence to its Odisha counterpart within a span of one year. Odisha, in turn, has been di- rected to complete the acquisition of a little over 100 acres and hand them over to AP govern- UK seizes Dawood’s properties London (IANS): In a boost for Indian agencies, authorities in the United Kingdom have seized properties belonging to fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim, the media reported on Wednesday. Dawood Ibrahim's name appears on the latest UK Treasury Department's "Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets", the Birmingham Mail reported. The assets worth a whopping Rs 42,000 crore have been frozen include properties in Midlands. Dawood Ibrahim owns a hotel in Warwickshire and residential properties across the Midlands, according to the report. The Treasury sanction document lists three recorded addresses for Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan, including one called The White House in the seaside Clifton area in Karachi. It also lists 21 aliases used by the don. The sanctions prohibit the transfer of funds to anyone on the list and freezes any assets the targets may hold in the UK. The Indian investigators had been pursuing Dawood Ibrahim's assets in the UK and visited the Midlands in 2015 to identify his assets. According to an Enforcement Directorate official, a large chunk of Dawood Ibrahim's money has been invested in the UK and in Dubai and India. Dawood Ibrahim is also reported to have properties in Dartford and Essex and in central London. Dawood Ibrahim is on India's most wanted list for his role in the 1993 Mumbai blasts. UN documents identify him as an associate of Al Qaeda while the US Treasury Department declared him a global terrorist in 2013. Clash of interests greet World Bank team in Amaravati G NAGARAJA Nelapadu (Amaravati): Divergent views over funding by external agencies for capital building greeted the visiting 4member Inspection Panel of the World Bank. Gonzalo Castro de la Mata, Inspection Panel Chairman, Jan Mattsson, Panel Member, Dilek Barlas, executive secretary, and Birgit Kuba, Operations Officer, arrived in capital on Wednesday for a 3-day visit in a bid to give an outlet to the capital villagers in the wake of petitions raising objections over the World Bank’s move for a financial assistance of $3800 in US currency for infrastructure development in the capital region. Even as the panel chose to be objective in hearing both the groups opposing and defending the aid, it devoted half of the first’s day’s visit to the farmers clamouring for WB aid at Nelapadu village under Thulluru mandal. Continued on P6 A farmer airing his views on the new capital to the Inspection Panel of the World Bank at Nelapadu on Wednesday. Photo: Y Vinay Kumar FOR NOT PAYING FEE Students made to stand near washrooms OUR BUREAU School to stand near washroom for not paying fee. The school administration claimed that the parents were served notice but they did not respond. The students were not even allowed to write the monthly exams in progress. Denying the washroom incident, the school representative briefed parents: “We have served notice to the parents for not paying the fee of the children. That is the only development took place in the school. Nothing other than this has occurred.” Akiveedu: A private school punished a few students by making them stand near washroom for not paying school fee in time. Though the incident happened on Monday, parents came to know about it on Wednesday. They staged a protest at the school. Students -- Naga Prasanna (second class) Puvvala Naga Megha Sanjani (second class) and Vasa Mahita (third class) – were asked by Ravindra Bharathi It is learnt that a parent Puvvgala Nagaraju has to pay Rs 25,000 and the remaining two parents Dunnala Srinivas and Vasa Prasad have to pay Rs 10,000 each as fee. However, Puvvala Nagaraju said that he was in Hyderabad on personal work and could not come immediately to Akiveedu for payment of fee. But, the management has punished my daughter by asking her to stand at the washroom. “Is it correct on the part of the school to punish a girlchild,” he asked. Continued on P6 Chandini was killed by childhood friend: Cops OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Chandini Jain, a Class 12 student who was found dead after she went missing from her home on Tuesday, was murdered by her childhood friend, police said on Wednesday. Briefing media, Commissioner of Police Sandeep Shandilya said it appears to be a premeditated murder. The case was solved after scanning CCTV footage, which showed the girl along with a 17-year-old youth getting down from an auto-rickshaw and walking towards the bushes. He was later Initially, during the interrogation, the accused did not confess to the crime. The police then called boy’s father and was shown the CCTV footage. The father of the accused confirmed that it was his son identified as her classmate from Class 6 to 10. Interestingly, the accused had also visited Jain’s house on Tuesday to console her family members. The minor boy told the police that they were in love for last two years but he was trying to avoid her for the last few months. As the girl was pressurising him to marry her, he had decided to get rid of her. The Commissioner said Chandini was friendly and moved closely with the members of her group. He said in the beginning of September, she took part in a fest; whose events include educational and cultural programmes. This was organised in a hotel and continued for three days. As socialising and partying was also part of the fest during the evening hours, the accused grew suspicious of her movements. According to the police, the girl left her house in Satyanarayana Enclave in Miyapur on Saturday saying that she was going for a party. She contacted one of her friends Naga and some others and learnt that a scheduled party was cancelled. However, she later contacted the accused. As the deceased has been forcing him to marry her, both of them decided to sort out their problem. Accordingly, at 5 pm on September 9, the accused came to Deepthisri Nagar crossroads. Both of them boarded an auto and went to- wards Madhavapuri Hills at Ameenpur, where she picked up a quarrel with the accused regarding the relationship. During the heated discussion, the deceased slapped him and threatened to commit suicide. Angry over this, the accused gave fist blows and throttled her to death. Later, he dragged the dead body to the cliff and fled the scene. On the way, he threw the cell phone of the deceased into a pond, the police added. Initially, during the interrogation, the accused did not confess to the crime. Continued on P6 ment within the same period to make way for the barrage construction. The project cost has shot up to Rs 1,500 crore from Rs 890 crore because of the long-drawn dispute. The Central Water Commission has been instructed to constitute an interstate regulatory body to implement the award under the supervision of a committee comprising four members- two officials from the CWC and each from the two states. Odisha and AP governments signed an agreement in 1962 to share water on 50:50 basis. Continued on P6 Railways permits m-Aadhaar as ID proof New Delhi (PTI): The Ministry of Railways said on Wednesday it has decided to allow m-Aadhaar, a digital version of the Aadhaar card, as proof of identity for travellers in any reserved class. The m-Aadhaar is a mobile app launched by the Unique Identiﬁcation Authority of India (UIDAI) on which a person can download his/her Aadhaar card. It can, however, be downloaded only on the mobile number to which Aadhaar has been linked. To show Aadhaar, a passenger has to open the app and enter his/ her password. "m-Aadhaar when shown by the passenger on his/ her mobile after entering the password should be accepted as a proof of identity for undertaking journey in any reserved class over Indian Railways," the ministry said in a statement. Currently, the mAadhaar app is available on Google Play Store. Embracing Chakmas, deporting Rohingyas? P11 Creamy layer income cap for OBCs raised to `8 L New Delhi (PTI): The 'creamy layer' ceiling for OBC reservations has been raised to Rs 8 lakh from the existing Rs 6 lakh per year, according to an official. This means that children of persons having a gross annual income of Rs 8 lakh or above for a period of three consecutive years would fall under the creamy layer category and would not be entitled to the beneﬁt of reservation available to Other Backward Classes. "It has now been decided to raise the income limit from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 8 lakh per annum for determining the creamy layer, DoPT official said.
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