www.thehansindia.com SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2017 WARANGAL PAGES 20 `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 P9 KALESHWARAM GETS ANOTHER GREEN THUMBS-UP 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 Nagaland women team all out for 2 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. 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. Sunburn fest kicks off to youths’ delight OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Sunburn festival kicked off at Gachibowli Stadium on Friday amidst applause from youth and protests by the Congress against permission granted to the music festival. The stadium was chock-a-block though the entry was quite expensive. Only those who had valid tickets were allowed inside where high-power light beams danced around as DJ Kygo belted out high octane music. The programme has been brought to Hyderabad by Percept Live where everything is unlimited from music to drinks. There were allegations that the youths used drugs. Eyewitnesses at the stadium said teenage girls were seen more in number entering the stadium. "If you have ticket you are in. If you don’t, get lost... no one is asking whether one is minor or major," one eyewitness said, adding that an exserviceman was seen entering the stadium with a gun but it is learnt that he had licence for it. Though the Congress had threatened agitation, nothing of the sort had happened with the police warning the trouble-makers of action if they resorted to any misadventure. Congress leader A Revanth Redy demanded cancellation of permission, it was former MP V Hanumantha Rao made a representation to the Cyberabad Police Commissionerate urging him not to allow the show as it would be nothing but spoiling the youth. The Congress party leaders expressed concern over the show further accelerating the spread of drug culture in Hyderabad city which is already in trouble. TS to rent prison cells to other states NEELAM SHAW Hyderabad: The Telangana State Prisons Department has hit upon a new idea to generate a revenue of Rs 25 crore for the state exchequer. It wants to rent out its space to prisoners from other states for a price of Rs 10,000 per month per prisoner. "The space will be rented out to convicts of non-grievous and non-serious crime but not to all," Telangana State Prisons Director-General VK Singh told The Hans India. "Norway, where the Prisons department plans to charge `10,000 per prisoner per month crime rate has plummeted in the recent times, has started this practice of letting out its prisons to neighboring countries which are facing shortage of space for their prisoners. We want to adopt this method to make some money for the state's coffers,” he said adding that a detailed proposal has been drawn and would be submitted to the government for approval next week, he said. The space in prisons in the state is increasing with the crime rate taking a nosedive. Most of the criminals who are released from prisons after serving their sentence are not coming back which lends credence to the theory that the crime rate is slowly falling. Continued on Page 4 39 ‘GLOBAL’ BOOST FOR BRAND HYDERABAD WILL HE OR WON’T HE? Suspense continues over GES invite to Naidu OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: SuspensecontinueswhetherAPChiefMinister NChandrababuNaiduandChiefMinistersofneighbouring Tamil Nadu and Karnataka would be invited to the threeday Global Entrepreneur Summit (GES) beginning on November 28. As the official host of the internationalsummit,theTelanganagovernmenthas the authority to invite CMs, ministers, state government officials and domestic entrepreneurs from the neighbouring states and also acrossthecountry. OfficialsoftheTelangana 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 AndhraPradeshalone,50to70entrepreneurs areexpectedtotakepartinthesummittobe attendedbyPrimeMinisterNarendraModi andUSPresidentDonaldTrump’sdaughter Ivanka 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 4 Take old dists as basis for teacher jobs: HC LEGAL CORRESPONDENT Hyderabad: In yet another legal rap to the recruitment notiﬁcations of Telangana state government, the High Court at Hyderabad on Friday directed a change in the Teacher Recruitment Test notiﬁcation by taking the previous 10 districts as units for recruitment rather than the present 31 districts. Finding fault with the notiﬁcation for taking 31 districts as units without any amendment of the Presidential Order, the Court directed the government to issue an amended notiﬁcation with this change. It also directed extension of the last date for receipt of applications to December 15 and clariﬁed that there is no need to submit fresh applications by those who have already submitted. Otherwise, the recruitment process must continue as scheduled, it observed. The division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice G Shyam Prasad pronounced a judgment to this effect on Friday on a writ petition filed by G Arun Kumar and three others from Adilabad district challenging the GO No. 25 issued by School Education Department on October 10 regarding TRT recruitment. The counsel for the petitioners’ S Rahul Reddy in his arguments during earlier hearing contended that this notification was against the Presidential Order. By taking 31 districts as units, the government had changed the “local cadre” of the previous 10 districts and it had no power to do so. The locals belonging to the 10 districts were thus becoming non-locals in the new districts, he had argued. 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