www.thehansindia.com TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER 2017 KURNOOL PAGES 16 `5.00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS SPURIOUS DRUGS RACKET BUSTED, EIGHT ARRESTED 5 13 FITCH CUTS GDP GROWTH FORECAST TO 6.7% THIS FISCAL GENERATIONAL SHIFT IN CONG Vijay Mallya arrives for the opening day of his extradition trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London on Monday. S P13 Indian-American Sen Kamala Harris tops global thinkers’ list Washington (PTI): IndianAmerican California Senator Kamala Harris has topped the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine’s 50 Leading Global Thinkers’ list which also features two others from the community. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj have also made it to the list which recognises a remarkable range of individuals who have found ways to exert enormous influence, often in unexpected ways, on a wide range of issues. S P12 Modi govt weakened Lokpal Act: Hazare Khajuraho: Social activist Anna Hazare has alleged that the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre weakened the anti-corruption Lokpal Act. "Former prime minister Manmohan Singh rarely speaks, but he had also weakened the Lokpal law (when it was framed).S P11 Rahul Gandhi set to succeed Sonia as Congress president New Delhi: Marking a generational shift, Rahul Gandhi is all set to take over as Congress president next week as he was the only candidate to ﬁle nominations before deadline expired on Monday for the post amid jibes over dynasty politics in a contest with no one else in the fray. The 47-year-old Gandhi, who will be the sixth Nehru-Gandhi scion to helm the party, ﬁled papers at the Congress headquarters here amid cheers and celebrations by party leaders and workers. His mother and incumbent party president Sonia Gandhi signed the ﬁrst nomination paper for election of her son. He has been party vice president for over four years since 2013. Among the proposers of 89 nominations -- all in support of Gandhi -- was former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who called Rahul Gandhi the "darling" of the party. Manmohan Singh accompanied Gandhi when he ﬁled the nomination paper. The last date for withdrawal is December 11 when he may be declared elected since there is no contest. Scrutiny of the nomination will take place on Tuesday. "Eighty-nine nominations from various states were submitted to the returning officer. Continued on P6 ‘Aurangzeb raj’ MODI MOCKS RAHUL ELEVATION Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi with former prime minister Manmohan Singh being greeted by party colleagues after he ﬁled his nomination papers for party president's post at the AICC office in New Delhi on Monday Among the proposers of 89 nominations supporting Rahul Gandhi was former PM Manmohan Singh who called Rahul Gandhi the "darling" of the party. Singh accompanied Gandhi when he filed the nomination papers Depression likely over Bay of Bengal Navy commandos exhibit their precision skills in bombing the mock target from a helicopter as part of the Navy Day celebrations, at RK Beach in Visakhapatnam on Monday. Photo: A Pydi Raju Navy Day celebrations capture spirit of Indian Navy OUR BUREAU Visakhapatnam: The Navy Day2017 was celebrated with operational capabilities of the Indian Navy at the RK Beach here on Monday. Thousands of people turned up to watch the spectacular display by warships, helicopters and aircraft. The on and offshore operations of the naval commandos enthralled the people besides perfect bombing on the targets by the aircrafts. December 4 is celebrated as Dharampur: Taking a dig at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s expected elevation to the post of party chief, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday ‘congratulated’ the Congress on their “Aurangzeb raj”. While speaking at a rally in Valsad district’s Dharampur, Modi said senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar cited the example of Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb to convey the power shift in Congress. “Mani Shankar Aiyar, who never shies away from showing loyalty to one family, proudly said, Jahangir ki jagah jab Shah Jahan aaye, kya tab koi chunav hua tha? Jab Shah Jahan ki jagah Aurangzeb aaye, tab koi election hua tha? Yeh toh pehlay se hi pata tha ki jo badshah hai, uski aulad ko hi satta milegi (When Shahjahan came after Jahangir or Aurangzeb came after Shah Jahan, were there any elections for that? This is already known that the one who is a ruler, his son would get the throne)” Modi said. “I congratulate the Navy Day every year. Commemorating the day, when the Indian Navy registered a significant war victory by destroying the Karachi Harbour in 1971 in the name of Operation Trident. As a part of the celebrations on every year on December 4, the Eastern Naval Command has been presenting it operational demonstration to the people. Chief of Eastern Naval Command Vice Admiral Karambir Singh presided over the event. On the arrival of the chief guest and Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao, the naval forces gave a grand welcome by firing of one 84 mm rocket and detonation of one explosive kept submerged in the sea off the beach. The demonstration of navy sky divers who drop in from the air flying with national flag and Indian Naval ensign enthralled the people. Minister for Tourism Bhuma Akhila Priya, MP K Haribabu, VPT chairman MT Krishna Babu and Collector Pravin Kumar were present. Continued on P6 Chennai: A well-marked lowpressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal is likely to become a depression and move towards Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu by December 6, the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) said on Monday. Director of Area Cyclone Warning Centre S Balachandran said the system was likely to turn into a depression in the next 24 hours. "Around December 6 (Wednesday), it is likely to move northwestwards towards north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh coasts," he told reporters here. Cyclone Ockhi moves towards Gujarat, Maha New Delhi: Cyclone Ockhi, which left behind a trail of destruction in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep, is now over the Arabian Sea around 690km south-southwest of Mumbai and 870km south-southwest of Gujarat’s Surat, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. Continued on P6 Congress on their ‘Aurangzeb Raj.’ For us, the well-being of the people matters and 125 crore Indians are our high command,” he added. The Prime Minister also said that the Congress leaders admit that it is not a party but a "kunba" (family). Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said Modi was "suffering from Rahul Gandhi phobia". Surjewala also said that Modi's "love for Shehzad, Shahzada (BJP chief Amit Shah's son Jai Shah) and Shourya (National Security Advisor Ajit Doval's son)" is well known to the world. "But will Modiji tell when he will answer the questions of his own senior party leaders like Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha?" he asked. Shashi Kapoor passes away Mumbai: Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passed away in Mumbai on Monday. He was 79. “Shashi Kapoor expired at 5.20 pm on Monday at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai,” said Dr Ram Narain, executive director of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. The Bollywood legend was admitted to the hospital in Andheri on Sunday night, reportedly, for a chest infection treatment. The actor struggled with the condition even in 2014, post his bypass surgery. Shashi Kapoor is survived by daughter Sanjana Kapoor and his two sons Kunal and Karan. Son of Prithviraj Kapoor and brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, Shashi debuted with the 1961 ﬁlm Dharmputra. He went on to appear in 116 Hindi ﬁlms. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2011. In 2015, he was bestowed with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, making him the third member of the Kapoor clan to receive the honour, after dad Prithviraj Kapoor and brother Raj Kapoor. Obit: S P7 BABU IN SEOUL Vice president of Kiya Motors Hyoung Keun-Lee explaining about their electric vehicle to CM Chandrababu Naidu on Monday Naidu woos Koreans for investments in AP CM ASSURES SUPPORT FOR KIA MOTORS OUR BUREAU Amaravati: Assuring South Korean companies to make AP as their second home, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said he would facilitate everything for them in the state. After landing in Seoul on Monday as part of his three-day visit to South Korea to attract investors, Chandrababu Naidu held a meeting with ancillary industries of Kia Motors, in which the Kia Motors explained their proposal of site plans, projects, investment and direct and indirect employment creation. The Chief Minister explained them about the progress of the land levelling done on the site allotted to Kia Motors in AP through a video presentation. Stating that he was impressed with Korea’s progress against all odds, Naidu said he wanted to develop AP in manufacturing and technology areas in line with Korea. Naidu said both AP and Korea were similar in population and size. Naidu said AP has been growing at double digit rate for the last three years. “Our aim is to grow at 15 per cent for the next 15 years,” he said. Continued on P6 KCR to don ‘Scholar’ avatar at World Telugu Conference PATAN AFZAL BABU Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will don the role of a scholar at the ensuing World Telugu Conference to be held from December 15 in the city. In all likelihood, KCR may present a paper on ‘Telugu language in Telangana context’ at one of the technical sessions in the ﬁve-day conference. A postgraduate in Telugu literature from Osmania University, KCR has been a great fan of literature and also voracious reader. Sources close to him said the Likely to present a paper on ‘Italian of the East’ S World Telugu Conference will be held from December 15 to 19 in Hyderabad S KCR may present a paper on ‘Telugu language in Telangana context’ S KCR had written lyrics for a Telangana film "Jai Bolo Telangana" released in 2011 Chief Minister was making his homework to present the paper on the importance of Telugu in Telugu states and the transformation of the language from the Nizam period till the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. “KCR is also keen to explain the role of language during the Telangana movement (between 2002 and 2014) spearheaded by him,” the sources said. Writing lyrics is not new for KCR. He had written lyrics for a Telangana ﬁlm "Jai Bolo Telangana" released in 2011 at the helm of Telangana movement, sources said and did not rule out composing yet another song for the Telugu conference. KCR is already holding a series of meetings with scholars from Telugu University and other noted educational institutions where research on the Telugu language particularly in Telangana is in progress. He is taking tips from the experts to ﬁne tune his skills in writing songs and presenting a paper on the history of the language. KCR is also authoring a book on Telangana movement in which he has touched upon the importance of the language. If it is completed before the commencement of the conference, the Chief Minister will have it released from the hands of a prominent language scholar. The sources disclosed that KCR will also participate actively in the panel discussions to be attended by famous Telugu personalities in the conference. Protests erupt on OU campus STUDENTS BURN P6 EFFIGY OF KCR
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