www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL MONDAY 29 JANUARY 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.33°C. Min.17°C. Humidity: 25% Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 06:13 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H TDP backstabbing BJP, says Somu Veerraju AFSPA must stay: Army Chief Rawat B P5 JP MLC Somu Veerraju has made some sensational comments against their ally the Telugu Desam Party. On Sunday, he participated in a programme here and alleged that the TDP has been backstabbing BJP and deriving benefit. WINDOWS MANN KI BAAT Gold trades higher on geo-political tensions Hyderabad: Amidst highly politically surcharged climate, the price-spiral of both the precious metals, viz. Gold and silver took northern route during the week ended Saturday. The no-nonsense talk of US President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos making it clear that if North Korea chose to go ahead with its sinister plans against the USA, its entire arsenal of Nuclear weapons would be destroyed by USA made serious impact on the prospects of peace talks. S P13 Acid attack victims to get quota New Delhi (PTI): People with autism, mental illnesses, intellectual disability and victims of acid attacks will now get quota in central government jobs, an official order said. In case of direct recruitment, four per cent of the total number of vacancies, up from the existing three per cent, in groups A, B and C shall be reserved for people with benchmark disabilities, it said. S P11 T ime has not come for any rethink on AFSPA or making some of its provisions milder, Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat has said, asserting that the Army has been taking adequate precautions in protecting human rights while operating in disturb areas like Jammu and Kashmir. P11 No limits to ‘Nari Shakti’: PM New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said ‘woman power’ has contributed a lot to the positive transformation seen in the country and that there were no limits to ‘Nari Shakti’. Addressing his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio programme, the Prime Minister said that relentless efforts towards self-improvement was a feature of Indian sociQuoting ety and there have been una verse from the ending endeavours against ‘Skand Puran’, Modi social ills. Modi spent a consaid: “A daughter is siderable part of his speech equivalent to 10 sons. The on the present and past ‘punya’ you earn through 10 achievements of women in several ﬁelds and said that, if sons amounts to the same one possesses the will, deas earned through termination and ﬁrm one daughter resolve, “nothing is impossible”. Continued on P6 THE FEDERER LEGEND ROLLS ON NAIDU LAUNCHES SURYA AARADHANA WHY USE HINDI AT UN? Wonders Tharoor at JLF RAJESHWARI KALYANAM S wiss Maestro and defending champion Roger Federer kisses the trophy after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7 (5), 63, 3-6, 6-1 to win his sixth Australian Open title at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Sunday. S Report: P16 W hy do you oppose Hindi? A panelist asked Shashi Tharoor during one of his many sessions at the Jaipur Literature Festival. “I have only said that when Sushmaji told Parliament that she is ready to spend crores of rupees to make Hindi official language at the UN. “I just asked why it was needed. When Modiji or Sushmiji want to send a message to the world through the UN, it will be better if they speak in English. You can talk in Hindi in the Lok Sabha, but why at the UN. We are a multilingual state. Continued on P6 BUDGET SESSION FROM TODAY Photo: Ch Venkata Mastan CM Chandrababu Naidu at the launch of Surya Aaradhana on Sunday. Learn discipline from Sun OUR BUREAU Vijayawada: Remembering Sun God, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu asked the people to draw inspiration and discipline from the Sun as He works round the clock. As part of Sun worship, he offered ‘arghyam’ in Hindu tradition, asked ‘dua’ in Islamic tradition and offered prayers as per Christianity. Naidu said the Sun is the brand ambassador of Andhra Pradesh. Launching the Surya Aaradhana programme at IGMC sta- INEQUALITY ALL PERVASIVE Chalameswar calls for eradicating inequality Second seniormost judge of the Supreme Court Justice Jasti Chelameswar OUR BUREAU Vijayawada: Supreme Court judge Justice Jasti Chalameswar has reiterated that equality is the cornerstone of the Indian Constitution. Delivering the third lecture organised in memory of late senior advocate Kanthamaneni Ravindra Rao here on Sunday, Justice Chalameswar said the Constitution is not a mere book but was society’s very breath. Stating that inequality is everywhere in the world including the greatest democracy of the USA, he said: “The question is how to get rid of it.” The Constitution clearly enumerated that no person should be discriminated against irrespective of the caste, creed, colour, gender and religion. He said that one person’s diktat used to guide society in the medieval period though sometimes majority opinion differed from it. Yet, one cannot say majority opinion was right, he said and recalled that Socrates was condemned to death by all the citizens who stated that his opinions were detrimenContinued on P6 tal to society. dium here on Sunday, the Chief Minister said other states in the country had celebrities as their brand ambassadors, while the AP government had chosen Sun as its ambassador because of its importance in the day to day life of human beings. Continued on P6 3 Hyd techies killed in car mishap at Chevella OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Three software engineers who were on their way to Vikarabad died after their car hit a roadside tree at Mirzaguda in Chevella mandal in the wee hours of Sunday. According to police, the victims were identiﬁed as S Praveen, 29, a resident of Kacheguda, A Arjun, 29, both employees of Genpact and B David Johnson, 28, a resident of Mahbubnagar, who works for Karvy. The fourth person, G Shravan, 28, sustained injuries in the accident on HyderabadBijapur road. According to the Chevella police, the victims started from Hyderabad during late night hours on Saturday and were proceeding towards Vikarabad after stopping at different locations on their way. Continued on P6 Man gets sucked into MRI machine, killed Mumbai: A man got sucked into an MRI machine at a Mumbai hospital and died minutes after he walked into the room carrying an oxygen cylinder. The family says it was a case of massive negligence, since the machine was turned on when it was supposed to be switched off and a ward boy, attached to the MRI section, had assured them it was safe to go inside. Any object containing metal including jewellery, clothing with metallic ﬁbers, zippers, buttons, underwire and even medical implants - aren't allowed inside the MRI room.The shocking incident occurred on Saturday evening, when Rajesh Maru, 32, was attend- Rajesh Maru ing to an elderly relative, who had come for an MRI scan at the BYL Nair Charitable Hospital. The family says the ward boy had asked Maru to take the cylinder inside. "When we told him that metallic things aren't allowed inside an MRI room, he said 'sab chalta hai, hamara roz ka kaam hai' (it's ﬁne, we do it every day). He also said that the machine was switched off. The doctor as well as the technician didn't say anything," said Maru's relative Harish Solanki, whose mother was the patient. "As soon as Rajesh entered the room with the cylinder, it turned out that the machine was on," Solanki said. The metal cylinder activated the machine's monstrous magnetic ﬁeld, pulling in both the man and the cylinder with great force, eyewitnesses said. His hand got stuck in the machine along with the cylinder, triggering a massive oxygen leak. Solanki and the ward boys managed to pull him out of the machine but his body was swollen and he was bleeding heavily. He was rushed to the emergency ward where he died within 10 minutes. Continued on P6 GST twist in Jaitley’s last full Budget before polls New Delhi: The last full Union Budget to be presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the forthcoming session of Parliament beginning on Monday will be unlike his previous such exercises because of the complete overhaul of the indirect tax regime effected by implementing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last year. The Budget, to be the last for the BJP in view of the general election due in the first half of 2019, usually has two main components. The first part deals with new schemes and outlays for various existing schemes and sectors for the coming fiscal, while the second contains announcements on direct and indirect taxes. Continued on P6
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