www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL TUESDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.34°C. Min.23°C. Humidity: 35% Sunrise: 06:43 Sunset: 06:20 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H CM promises water Sunny Leone as security to state a warrior queen S P5 tating that the state government was committed to providing water security to State, CM Chandrababu Naidu said the second phase of Jala Samrakshana programme would help in the efforts of the government to make AP drought-free. A fter top actresses Anushka, Kajal Agarwal and Tammanah, it is now the turn of B-town bombshell Sunny Leone to don the role of a warrior queen in the multi-lingual film 'Veeramadevi'. "I love doing action sequences and practising sword fighting and horse riding to breathe life into my character. P10 PAK WILL PAY FOR SUNJWAN ATTACK, SAYS SITHARAMAN No coercive action against Army Major: SC New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that no coercive action will be taken against Major Aditya Kumar, accused of allegedly killing three civilians in firing to disperse a stone pelting mob. S P11 K I Varaprasad Reddy, founder of Shanta Biotech, receiving Lifetime Achievement Award from Union Minister of State for Science & Technology Sujana Chowdhary and Telangana Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao at HMTV Business Excellence Awards function in Photo: N Shiva Kumar Meru Hyderabad on Monday. S Report: P13 PM woos investors at Oman-India biz meet Muscat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met industry leaders of the Gulf and West Asia region at the India-Oman business meeting in Muscat, during which he pitched India as an attractive destination to do business. The Prime Minister has also held wide-ranging talks with the Sultan of Oman as the two sides signed eight agreements, includ- ing pacts on cooperation in the ﬁeld of Defence, Health and Tourism. Modi, who arrived in Muscat on Sunday from Dubai on the last leg of his three-nation tour, also met Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs of Oman Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said. Continued on P6 Jammu: With two terror strikes on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir in two days, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday repeatedly declared that Pakistan will "pay" for its role in the attacks. The minister said she could not "state a timeline" for action against Pakistan. "But will say this, Pakistan will pay for this misadventure. I repeat, Pakistan will pay for it," Sitharaman said. Stating that the terrorists who attacked the Army camp in Sunjwan had handlers across the border, the Defence Minister said after meeting Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti, that the terrorists belonged to a Jaishe-Muhammed (JeM) module and possibly had support from some locals as well. "Terrorists belonged to JeM, sponsored by Masood Azhar residing in Pakistan and deriving support from therein. Continued on P6 Terror bid on CRPF camp foiled in Srinagar Nirmala Sitharaman meets the soldiers and civilians injured during the Sunjwan attack in Jammu on Monday Maoists, cops exchange fire at AOB Visakhapatnam: Police and Maoists traded bullets at the "cut-off area" on the Andhra Orissa border (AOB) in the agency on Monday. The area technically comes under the limits of the Chitrakonda police limits in Odisha. The exchange of ﬁre took place when the AP and Odisha police, in a joint operation, launched a special combing operation. Continued on P6 Huge gathering of pilgrims at Srisailam on the eve of Maha Shivaratri YSRC to step up SCS protest, to expose TDP Nellore: Not to be left behind in the war of nerves, the YSRC has decided to go full throttle on special category status issue, in an attempt to pip the Telugu Desam Party which is basking in the afterglory of a “valiant fight” put up by its MPs in both the Houses of Parliament for the injustice done to the state at the time of bifurcation. YSRC chief Jaganmohan Reddy, who conferred with his MPs and other important leaders, took stock of the situation after day’s padayatra in Pedakonduru in Kalikiri mandal in Nellore district for over two hours on Monday evening. Continued on P6 Ankush, son of Indian Army JCO Madan Lal Choudhary, who was killed in the terrorist attack at Sunjuwan Army camp, salutes his father's mortal remains at village Bakrak in Hiranagar, 60 kms from Jammu on Monday Srinagar: A paramilitary trooper was killed in an ongoing gunﬁght with militants holed up in a building after a failed terror bid on a CRPF camp in Srinagar, police said. The trooper was wounded in the shootout as the security forces prepared for a ﬁnal assault against the holed-up militants, a police officer said. He was shifted to the nearby SMHS hospital, barely 300 metres away from the site of the gunﬁght and died later. It was the same hospital from where Pakistani LeT militant Naveed Jat alias Abu Hunzullah managed to escape on February 6 after killing two poContinued on P6 licemen. Pune girl sets new record by skydiving in sari! QUAID NAJMI Mumbai: Pune adventurist Shital Rane-Mahajan set a new record by becoming the ﬁrst Indian to skydive sporting a colourful "Nav-wari sari" in Thailand on Monday. An elated Rane-Mahajan after landing said owing to favourable weather conditions, she was able to skydive twice from an aircraft at heights of around 13,000 above the world-famous tourist resort of Pattaya. "I wanted to do something different with International Women's Day coming up next month, so I decided on wearing the Maharashtrian 'Nav-wari sari' for my skydives," Rane-Mahajan said. Recounting her experiences, she said that wearing the "Nav-wari sari" itself is a challenge since the attire is nine-yards (8.25 metres) long -- compared to six yards of the regular Indian sari. Continued on P6
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