www.thehansindia.com SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2017 KURNOOL PAGES 16 `5.00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Popular actress and former ‘Bigg Boss Tamil’ contestant Namitha married her longtime boyfriend Veerandra Chowdary aka Veer on Friday at ISKCON in Tirupati. Their marriage was conducted as per the Hindu customs. The couple entered the wedlock in the presence of their family, friends and celebrities from Television and film industry S P5 S&P refuses India a rating upgrade Mumbai: Standard & Poor’s stuck with its ‘BBB-minus’ sovereign rating and “stable” outlook for India on Friday, a week after Moody’s upgraded the country’s rating. S P13 SMALL IT FIRMS TO OPEN OFFICES IN MANGALAGIRI Attack on Egypt mosque kills 235 Cairo: Armed attackers on Friday killed at least 235 worshippers in a bomb and gun assault on a packed mosque in Egypt's restive North Sinai province, state media reported, the country's deadliest attack in recent memory. A bomb explosion ripped through the Rawda mosque frequented by Suﬁs roughly 40 km west of the North Sinai capital of El-Arish before gunmen opened ﬁre on those gathered for weekly Friday prayers, officials said. Witnesses said the assailants had surrounded the mosque with all-terrain vehicles then planted a bomb outside. The gunmen then mowed down the panicked worshippers as they attempted to ﬂee and used the congregants' vehicles they had set alight to block routes to the mosque. State television reported at least 235 people were killed and 109 wounded in the attack, the scale of which is unprecedented in a four-year insurgency by terrorist groups. Egypt's presidency declared three days of mourning, state television reported, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met his security ministers to follow developments. UK foreign minister Boris Johnson condemned the "barbaric attack" in a post on Twitter, while his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian expressed his condolences to the families of victims of the "despicable attack". Ahmed Abul Gheit, head of the Arab League, which is based in Cairo, condemned the "terrifying crime which again shows that Islam is innocent of those who follow extremist terrorist ideology," his spokesman said in a statement. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. The ISIS' Egypt branch has killed hundreds of policemen and soldiers, and also civilians accused of working with the authorities, in attacks in the north of the Sinai peninsula. They have also targeted followers of the mystical Suﬁ branch of Sunni Islam as well as Christians. The victims of Friday's attack included civilians and conscripts praying at the mosque. A tribal leader and head of a Bedouin militia that ﬁghts ISIS said the mosque is known as a place of gathering for Suﬁs. Body found with sign linked to Padmavati in Jaipur fort Jaipur: A man was found hanging on Friday morning at Jaipur's famous Nahargarh fort. On the stone wall nearby was scribbled “Padmavati ka virodh (in opposition to Padmavati)". The police say it's not clear if this is a case of suicide or murder. The graffiti includes this warning: "We don't burn effigies, we hang them." The dead man has been identiﬁed as Chetan Saini, a local jeweler. Message was written on the stone near the fort wall adjacent to the body. Continued on Page 6 Alaram bells as VSP running out of ore stock OUR BUREAU Visakhapatnam: The damage to railway track on the Kottavalasa- Kirandul (KK) line has resulted in fast depletion of iron ore reserves at stockyard of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP), the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL). According to VSP sources, the authorities maintain that iron ore sufficient for 17 days is available at the stockyard. With the passing of one-and-a-half month since the incident occurred, the iron ore stockyard has backup for only 10 days as of now. Though the railway authorities facilitated another route for the transportation of cargo via Koraput- RayagadaVizianagaram- Visakhapatnam, the cargo being ferried to VSP is not matching to production needs. According to VSP sources, even as the steel plant needs seven to eight rakes of iron ore daily to maintain its production levels, only ﬁve or six rakes are arriving every day resulting in depleting of stocks. The steel plant gets iron ore supplies from the Bailadilla mines of the NMDC through the K-K line. But, the rains last month saw a landslide in the agency area which damaged the railway bridge and track in the Eastern Ghats. It is learnt from the Railway authorities that the restoration work at K-K line gets completed only by December 15th and till then the steel plant may have to grapple with the problem. Japanese tech to boost AP horticulture VKL GAYATRI Visakhapatnam: Japan brand tomato, cultivated in Andhra Pradesh, will be ﬂooded into the international market soon. The Andhra Pradesh government to scale up the horticulture crops had inked an MoU with Japan’s leading horticulture company 'Kagome' to kick-start a pilot project to cultivate its brand of tomatoes in an extent of two hectares. Kagome, a world leading company in cultivating varieties of vegetables and manufacturing condiments, has meticulously maintained genetic information database, including the seeds of over 7,500 tomato varieties. Kagome, which has been promoting plant breeding and in- house agricultural research, is furnishing genetic data to research institutes in Japan and overseas. As part of the state government’s ‘Mission Horticulture’, it is aimed at bringing 50 per cent of total cultivating area of 2 crore acres under horticulture crops, the Department of Horticulture started its operation to reach the massive target. Kagome will cultivate its own brand of tomatoes and will take up the responsibility to market the production. Continued on Page 6 5 13 ‘GLOBAL’ BOOST FOR BRAND HYDERABAD WILL HE OR WON’T HE Suspense continues over GES invite to Naidu OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Suspense continues whether AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Chief Ministers of neighbouring Tamil Nadu and Karnataka would be invited to the three-day GlobalEntrepreneurSummit(GES)beginningonNovember 28. Astheofficialhostoftheinternationalsummit,theTelanganagovernmenthastheauthoritytoinviteCMs,ministers,stategovernment officialsanddomesticentrepreneursfromthe neighbouring states and also across the country. Officials of the Telangana Industries and Commerce department told The Hans India that nearly 150 entrepreneurs from the three neighbouring states have already been invited to attend the summit. From Andhra Pradesh Sambasiva Rao now full-time DGP Amaravati: The state government on Friday issued orders appointing N Sambasiva Rao as Director-General of Police (DGP). A GO RT No 2624 was released in which the government said that Sambasiva Rao (DGP, Coordination) is transferred and posted as DirectorGeneral of Police (HoPF), AP in the existing vacancy. In fact, Sambasiva Rao has been continuing as DGP on full additional charge (FAC) till now. Continued on Page 6 alone, 50 to 70 entrepreneurs are expected to take part in the summit to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US PresidentDonaldTrump’sdaughterIvanka Trump on the inaugural day. “It is the discretion of the Telangana government whether or not to invite the CMs of other states. Initially, the government planned to invite a few CMs and ministers of other states. The issue is still pending before the government,” an official said, adding that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is likely to take a call on the issue in a day or two since it also required the maintenance of protocol, including special security arrangements during the visit of the VIPs to Telangana. Continued on Page 6 Nagaland women team all out for two runs! OUR BUREAU Guntur: Nothing can be more bizarre than this on a score board. All out for two runs! That is precisely what happened during a BCCI Under-19 Women’s One-Day Super League Group ‘B’ match at JKC College grounds here on Friday. Earning this dubious distinction was Nagaland, which after opting to bat ﬁrst, was shot out for two runs after nine batswomen failed to open their account against Kerala. Chasing the ‘target’ was no big deal for Kerala but the manner they achieved it added to the farce. Apparently under pressure, Deepika Kaintura bowled a wide while her next ball was despatched to the ropes by Ansu S Raju to help Kerala win the match by 10 wickets and pocket full four points.
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