www.thehansindia.com SATURDAY 13 JANUARY 2018 WARANGAL PAGES 20 `5.00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Dalits attack Nitish’s convoy in Buxar BUCKLE DOWN TO WORK ON MB, AGENCIES TOLD NEW YEAR GIFT TO NATION DEMOCRACY AT STAKE Patna/Buxar: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar escaped unhurt on Friday when irate villagers of a Dalit hamlet in Buxar district pelted stones on his convoy, leaving about a dozen police personnel injured and half a dozen vehicles damaged. Virtual revolt by 4 SC judges against CJI Trump denies ‘shithole’ remark Washington: US President Donald Trump tweeted a denial on Friday after he was quoted as describing African and other states as "shi**ole countries," amid an international furor over the remarks. Trump, who reportedly made the comment during a meeting with legislators on Thursday on immigration reform, drew charges of racism. S P8 39 CREDAI ANNOUNCES HYD PROPERTY SHOW ISRO hits a ton in space CHANDRAYAAN-2 IS ON SCHEDULE S PSLV-C40 successfully places 31 satellites in 2 diﬀerent orbits S In Chandrayaan-2, the country's second mission to the Moon, ISRO is planning a rover to explore the lunar surface Sriharikota/New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation has said that the Chandrayaan-2 mission is on schedule and flight models are going through various tests. In Chandrayan-2, the country's second mission to the Moon, ISRO is planning to rover to explore the lunar surface. "It is on schedule. We have to find out whether it is in March or not," ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar told reporters at Sriharikota on Friday. Continued on P4 2 FUEL TANKERS GO UP IN FLAMES 15 suffer burn injuries, 2 critical OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: A major blast ripped through Chengicherla on Hyderabad's outskirts on Friday afternoon when the fuel in two tankers caught fire at a shed, injuring nearly 15 persons, three of them critically, who happened to be nearby. The fire kept raging for nearly two hours even as fire tenders made an effort to control the rogue flames. Continued on P4 Keeping tabs on realty law violators Telangana to frame RERA guidelines OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The Telangana government is in the process of framing guidelines under the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act (RERA), for which it had recently appointed Rajeshwar Tiwari as Telangana RERA regulation officer. The Act came into force from May 2017 and is expected to bring transparency into real estate projects in all the levels. RERA aims at minimising delays in projects thus protecting buyers’ interests. It also stipulates mentioning project speciﬁcations and timeline progress of the project for beneﬁt of homebuyers. Under RERA, the regulatory authority will resolve such issues speedily. The distressed buyer will be able to make a complaint to the authority and hopefully get relief without having to approach the courts. In fact, the objective of RERA is to provide resolution to consumers within two months. However, it is to be seen how much this works in practice. These measures will bring in transparency and lead to the development of the housing market in the country. Buyers will be assured that they will not be short changed and will come forth to buy property in larger numbers. The source said an interim Real Estate Regulatory Authority to be established soon. For framing the guidelines an ad-hoc committee will be formed with the experts especially with the Municipal Administration official. Very shortly, a meeting will be held. The government has to nominate the members for the authority. Subsequently, after completion of framing of guidelines and establishing of the permanent RERA authority, the authority will issue Continued on P4 a notification. New Delhi: Warning that democracy is at stake, four senior judges of the Supreme Court on Friday mounted a virtual revolt against the country's Chief Justice, raising questions on ‘selective’ case allocation and certain judicial orders, sending shockwaves across the judiciary and polity. The unprecedented move by the four judges, including Justice J Chelameswar, the second senior judge after Chief Justice Dipak Misra, brought to fore the simmering differences between the country's top judge and some senior judges in the apex court in recent months. The apex court currently has 25 judges. Justice Chelameswar himself described as an ‘extraordinary event’ in the annals of the Indian judiciary when the judges addressed a joint news conference during which he said "sometimes administration of the Supreme Court is not in order and many things which are less than desirable have happened in the last few months." The judge accused Justice Misra of not taking any ‘remedial measures’ on some of the issues which affected the functioning of the apex court that they had raised. Justice Misra became the CJI on August 28, 2017 and he is due to retire from on October 2 this year. Unless this institution is preserved, ‘democracy will not survive’ in this country, Justice Chelameswar said at the un- Flay Misra over framing of roster SC judge J Chelameswar along with justices Ranjan Gogoi, MB Lokur and K Joseph during a press conference in New Delhi on Friday scheduled press conference, in the ﬁrst of its kind event in independent India, leaving uncertain how this open dissension in the hallowed institution would be resolved. In a scathing criticism and unvarnished self-reﬂection of the Supreme Court, Justice Chelameswar, who was accom- panied by Justices Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph at the press conference, said they had met the Chief Justice on Friday morning and ‘raised issues affecting the institution.’ The CJI and the four judges comprise the Supreme Court collegium that selects judges for the higher judiciary. New Delhi: Top four judges of the Supreme Court on Friday objected to the manner of framing of roster and allocation of cases by the Chief Justice of India saying this power was meant for efﬁcient functioning of court and not to exercise any superior authority over judges. The four judges said the Chief Justice was "the master of the roster" but is "only the ﬁrst amongst the equals - nothing more or nothing less." The convention recognised "the privilege of the Chief Justice to form the roster and assign cases to different members/benches of the court" and it was also "well settled in the jurisprudence of this country that the Chief Justice is only the ﬁrst amongst the equals nothing more or nothing less," the judges said. Justice Chelameswar said it was ‘extremely painful’ to hold the press conference in such a manner. The conference was held at his residence here. He said all the four judges failed to persuade the CJI that certain things are not in order and therefore you should take remedial measures. Continued on P4 SC seeks autopsy report of Loya Govt not to intervene: Minister New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday termed as a ‘serious matter’ the issue of alleged mysterious death of special CBI judge B H Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Seikh encounter case, and asked the Maharashtra government to ﬁle his autopsy report. The top court asked the state government to ﬁle its reply by January 15 and said, "This matter requires bi-parte hearing rather than ex-parte". New Delhi: The Union government made it clear that it was not going to intervene in the issue of four seniormost judges of the Supreme Court dubbing the situation in the top court as "not in order", saying the judiciary would resolve the matter itself. "Our judiciary is reputed all over the world, is independent and will sort out the matter itself," Minister of State for Law P P Chaudhury said. Oppn sees ‘danger’ The Congress said democracy was in ‘danger’, while the CPM called for a thorough probe, after four top SC judges came out in the open to claim the situation in the apex court was ‘not in order’.
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