www.thehansindia.com TUESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2017 WARANGAL PAGES 20 `5.00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS REVANTH GIVES UP MLA BENEFITS 3 12 KOHLI SLAMS CENTURY IN DRAWN MATCH TELANGANA PREPARING Stage set for Rahul elevation GIFT BASKET FOR IVANKA South Indian actress Trisha Krishnan after being conferred with the UNICEF celebrity advocate status at a function in Chennai on Monday Modi lacks courage to face Parl: Sonia New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of sabotaging the winter session of Parliament on flimsy grounds and said he lacks the courage to face the House. Hours later, Union Minister Arun Jaitley refuted the allegations and said Congress, too, had delayed Parliament sessions in the past. OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Telangana government may spring a surprise to US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka with a costly ‘gift of basket’ during her visit to the city to attend the 3-day Global Entrepreneur Summit beginning from November 28. The gift basket will be a different one from the presentations bestowed on US Presidents, Bill Clinton and George W Bush, during their visit to the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh when N Chandrababu Naidu and YS Rajasekhar Reddy were chief ministers respectively. Clinton was Election process begins on Dec 1 The Basket The gifts include a replica of Charminar, pearl-studded necklace and diamond-cut jewellery designed by Hyderabad jewellers and handloom woven silk sarees from Gadwal and Sircilla KCR will take a final call on which items to be gifted to Ivanka presented a silver Charminar memento and Bush was given a similar memento. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is planning to present a unique gift to Ivanka at the dinner party hosted by the Telangana government at Golconda Fort on December 29 to all delegates attending the summit, a source told The Hans India. Since Ivanka is also Advisor to US President, the government will follow the protocol and accord a ﬁtting reception with felicitation to her. State Protocol wing was entrusted with selecting the items to be included in the gift box in consultation with the state In- dustries and Commerce department. The gifts will comprise a memento of Charminar, (a replica of the historical structure), pearl-studded necklace and diamond-cut jewellery designed by Hyderabad jewellers and handloom woven silk sarees from Gadwal and Sircilla. Sources said that KCR will take a ﬁnal call on which items to be gifted to Ivanka. The state government requires permission from Ivanka’s security staff to ﬁnalise the gift items, according to sources. After KCR and security staff give their nod, the protocol wing will prepare the gift basket. Snehit picked for WJTTC Mugabe ignores deadline to quit Hyderabad: In a welcome indication of his g r o w i n g prowess and reputation, SFR Snehit has been named in the Indian squad for the World Junior Table Tennis Championships (WJTTC) to be held at Riva del Garda in Italy from November 26-December 3. He becomes the ﬁrst Telugu boy to represent the nation in the prestigious tournament. Continued on P4 Harare: Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has summoned its MPs to plan a course of action after the deadline set for the country's President Robert Mugabe to resign passed on Monday. Mugabe was dismissed on Sunday as leader of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union and given an ultimatum to resign by 12 pm S P12 next day. New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee has ﬁnally passed the resolution to elect its new president, paving way for Rahul Gandhi's elevation as Congress chief. Monday's announcement comes after years of deliberation. The party delayed the announcement again, and again, and again. And each time, Rahul's new 'avatar' was repackaged and relaunched. The process to elect incumbent party president Sonia Gandhi’s successor will begin on December 1, when the poll notiﬁcation will be issued. Thereafter, nominations for the party president’s election will be ﬁled till 3 pm on December 4. Any ten delegates can jointly propose the name of a delegate for election as Congress president. The scrutiny of nominations will be done on December 5 and the ﬁnal list of valid nominations will be published at 3:30 pm the same day. The candidates will be allowed to withdraw candidature till 3 pm on December 11 after which, on 4 pm, the ﬁnal list of contesting candidates will be published. These names are then immediately sent to Pradesh Congress Committees. After the elimination of names and withdrawals, if only one candidate remains in the fray, then that candidate is de- clared duly elected as the Congress president. The chairman of the Central Election Authority of the party, in this case Mullappally Ramachandran, will be the ex-officio returning officer for the election. Meanwhile, according to the decided schedule for next month, if necessary, polls will be held on December 16. If there are only two candidates then the delegate records one vote, but if there are more than two then the votes are recorded in preference vote Continued on P4 format. METRO GETS SAFETY NOD Old City man goes missing in Malaysia OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Three days after the Railway Safety Commission inspected Mettuguda -SR Nagar stretch of the Metro Rail, it gave the green signal on Monday. Ram Kripal and team from Railway Safety Commission inspected the civil works, track, RoB, viaduct, stations, electricals, signalling and train control, telecommunication, rolling stock and other railway systems of the Hyderabad Metro Rail, Chalo Assembly foiled in AP OUR BUREAU Vijayawada: All hell broke loose at Dharna Chowk here on Monday morning with police unleashing their power against the activists of the YSRC and Left-wing parties while they were preparing to take out a “Chalo Assembly” in Velagapudi, demanding that the state should bring pressure on the Centre for conferring special category status on Andhra Pradesh which had been assured in Rajya Sabha at the time of the bifurcation of the state in 2014. Continued on P4 OUR BUREAU and conducted speed trials of the train from Nov 17 to 19. The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) on Monday issued clearance for opening of Mettuguda - SR Nagar stretch via Ameerpet Interchange Metro station. Shivanand Nimbargi, MD & CEO, LTMRHL, said: “This authorisation will enable us to operate the Metro trains from Nagole to Miyapur via Ameerpet Interchange Metro Station seamlessly. CMRS approval for the Stage 1 – Nagole to Mettuguda and Stage 2 – Miyapur to SR Nagar have already been authorised for commissioning. This is a great moment for team LTMRHL and its partners, who have worked incessantly to make this happen.” The complete stretch from Nagole to Miyapur via Ameerpet Interchange Metro station would be ready for operations and minor pending works would be completed shortly. Hyderabad: Syed Yousuf of Barkashalala in Old City went missing in Malaysia since October 25. Yousuf went to Malaysia in search of a job with a better pay after paying Rs 75,000 to an agent Razzak here, according to family members. The agent informed the family members that he had obtained work visa for Yousuf but in reality, it was a visit visa. “He was tricked into it,” one of his family members said. Yousuf left Hyderabad on July Dasmunsi passes away at 72 back. After Bhanu Begum sounded an SOS, the state government’s NRI department wrote to Indian Commission in Kuala Lumpur on November 6. “The Indian Commission in Kuala Lumpur responded stating that, they would look into the matter. The staff searched for him in hospitals and jails in Malaysia but they were unable to trace him. The search is still on,” the family member said, appealed to the state government to be in constant touch with the Indian High Commission. ‘Padmavati’ row Cong leader in coma since 2008 Kolkata: Congress leader and former Union minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, an inﬂuential politician from Bengal known for his oratorial skills, died on Monday at a hospital in Delhi. He was 72. His wife, Deepa Dasmunsi, said Dasmunsi was declared dead at 12.10 pm by doctors at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital. Dasmunsi was in coma since 2008 after suffering a severe heart attack and stroke that left his left side totally paraylsed. “We tried almost everything possible, I even took him to Ger- many for stem cell therapy but unfortunately that didn’t really work. The therapy was mainly aimed at improving his brain function, but it wasn’t effective,” Deepa said. Dasmunsi was brought to the All India Institute of Medical Sci- ences (AIIMS) on October 12, 2008, after he complained of breathlessness and severe chest pain. Doctors treating him had said that he suffered a heart attack on way to the hospital. Doctors said he had suffered a complete left ventricular failure of the heart before he was admitted to AIIMS casualty. Dasmunsi, also a diabetic, suffered the heart attack the same year in July on way to Kolkata from Malda district in north West Bengal, after attending a Congress party meeting. Continued on P4 SC junks plea for ban, asks states to create awareness New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday disposed of a plea demanding ban on Blue Whale Challenge, the controversial life-threatening online game. Stressing on the need for parental care, the apex court also asked states to run awareness campaigns for school children about dangers of such online games. Earlier on October 27, the apex court asked Doordarshan to produce a show highlighting the ill-effects of virtual dare games such as the Blue Whale Challenge within a week and broadcast it on prime time. A 6, and was in touch with his family members till October 24. After that the family members lost touch with him. Anxious family members waited for Yousuf to call them back, but he never got in touch with them again. They also tried to get in touch with Razzak, who remained incommunicado. His mother Bhanu Begum wrote to Indian High Commission in Malaysia on November 3 and to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Delhi seeking their help in bringing her son Blue Whale Challenge bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra while hearing a PIL by lawyer Sneha Kalita, said, “Doordarshan shall prepare a programme in consultation with the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Human Resources Development Ministry within one week to educate children about the evil impact of the Blue Whale game so that they are not trapped in it.” It added that “lonely” and “depressed” children were usually attracted to such games and said the Centre should take steps to prevent life-endangering situations. The Blue Whale Challenge is an online a suicide game where the player has to complete a task to complete every day, for a period of 50 days, the ﬁnal task of which is committing suicide. After completing the daily tasks, the participants are supposed to share photos of the challenges completed by them. Over the past few months, many suicides by teens across India has been witnessed and attributed to the ‘deadly’ online game. The game has also been blamed for the deaths of more than 100 young people in countries around the world. Deepika pulls out of GES in Hyderabad Hyderabad: Actress Deepika Padukone, who is at the centre of a row over ‘Padmavati’, has pulled out of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), that will be attended by US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Hyderabad on November 28. A senior official of the Telangana government said on Monday that Deepika has withdrawn her name from the event. She had earlier conﬁrmed her participation, the official said. He, however, said the reason for her pulling out of the event is not known. Continued on P4 SC rejects plea to block film release New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking to restrain the release of the controversial film Padmavati, saying that that it is premature and would amount to pre-judging the matter. The reaction of a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra came after it was told that the Central Board of Film Certification has yet to clear the film. "'Padmavati' has not yet received certification from CBFC. In view of this, our interference will tantamount to pre-judging the matter. We don't intend to do so," the court said.
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