www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL THURSDAY 8 MARCH 2018 HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Scattered clouds Temp: Max.36°C. Min.23°C. Humidity: 21% Sunrise: 06:25 Sunset: 06:19 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H KTR to pick candidates All set for aviation show for 2019 polls in Hyderabad today E P3 WINDOWS ven as speculations are rife that State IT and Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao will be promoted as second in command in TRS soon, the party supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao’s son KTR got into action mode to steer the party ‘unofficially’. ‘W ings India 2018’, the much-awaited civil aviation and aerospace biennial event, is all set to take off on Thursday at Begumpet Airport. Union Minister for Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju and CM KCR are slated to inaugurate the fourday aviation and aerospace extravaganza. SPECIAL END TO ALLIANCE TDP asks Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Sujana Chowdary to quit OUR BUREAU Jeff Bezos richest man: Forbes New York: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos tops this year's Forbes World's Billionaires list with a record fortune of $122 billion. Bezos' fortune increased by $39.2 billion in 2017 - the largest up move in anyone's net worth recorded by Forbes last year - dethroning philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, whose net worth is calculated at $90 billion, Efe reported. While Gates has headed the world's richest list 18 times over the last 24 years, the gap between his fortune and that of Bezos is the largest between two firstplace moguls since 2001, according to Forbes. S P9 New Delhi/ Hyderabad: Ending all speculation, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has pulled the plug on the alliance between the TDP and the BJP which has already been stretched to the limits over the Centre’s refusal to grant special category status and deliver the commitments made in the AP State Reorganisation Act. Naidu, speaking to reporters at the state secretariat at Velagapudi in Amaravati on late Wednesday night, said that the party has asked his two central ministers P Ashok Gajapati Raju (Civil Aviation) and Sujana Chowdary (Minister of State for Science and Technology) that they to quit immediately. “Even before taking the decision, I tried to reach Prime Minister Narendra Modi but I could not get him on line,” Naidu said, adding: “May be he was resting. But before recalling my ministers, I thought it would be proper on my part to convey my decision to him.” As soon as Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley declared that there was no way special category status could be conferred on the state and also remaining non-committal on other promises, Chandrababu Naidu went into a huddle with ministers at the Secretariat. Continued on P4 New Delhi: The proceedings in both Houses of Parliament were washed out for the third straight day on Wednesday, as opposition parties as well as NDA allies Shiv Sena, TDP and AIADMK stalled business vociferously protesting on issues like vandalisation of statues and the banking fraud. While the Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day just after noon, the Rajya Sabha witnessed similar scenes and was first adjourned till 2 pm and then for the day. The Upper House also saw Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu expressing concern over the vandalisation of statues in dif- OUR BUREAU New Delhi: Reiterating that Special Status for AP was not possible, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Wednesday that "the Centre cannot accord such a status based on sentiments or politics as it has to follow the rules and the Constitution". "The Centre has to follow the Constitutional awards. It cannot make allocations as demanded by AP which would lead to similar demands from states like Bihar and Jharkhand. It is just not possible. Continued on P4 ferent parts of the country and saying "the statues were vandalised. ... It's a shame. It's mad, mad, mad .... whoever does it, whether it is in Tamil Nadu, whether it is West Bengal or Tripura." When the Lok Sabha met for the day, members of various parties, in- Karnataka Lokayukta stabbed, attacker held tor, authorities said. "The man was immediately detained," Bengaluru Commissioner of Police T Suneel Kumar told reporters. Shetty, 73, earlier a judge in the Karnataka High Court, was rushed to a private hospital in the city centre where doctors said he was out of danger. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah visited the hospital. "The doctors say he is out of danger." Continued on P4 Aadhaar not must for NEET, other exams New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the CBSE not to make Aadhaar number mandatory for enrolment of students appearing in NEET 2018 and other all India exams. A ﬁvejudge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra directed the CBSE to upload the information on their website. Earlier in the day, UIDAI had told the apex court that it has not authorised CBSE to mandatorily take Aadhaar number of students to get themselves enrolled for appearing in NEET 2018 examination. Attorney General K K Venugopal had said he has instructions from Unique Identiﬁcation Authority of India (UIDAI) that like in Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam other identity proofs like passport, voter card and ration card can be used by the CBSE for enrolling the Continued on P4 students in the examination. Pope Paul VI to be made a saint Vatican City: Pope Paul VI, who oversaw the sweeping "Vatican II" reforms of the Catholic Church in the 1960s, will soon be made a saint, the Vatican announced on Wednesday. Oscar Romero, the archbishop of San Salvador who was assassinated in 1980 after speaking out against repression and social injustice in his country, will also be canonised, the Holy See said in a statement. Continued on P4 Against all odds, a post-woman delivers Garla (Mahabubabad): Rain or shine, Sheikh Jameela, mother of two girls who ventures out on her bicycle every morning to deliver letters to the public, illustrates what grit and determination is all about, especially when odds are stacked against. She is the pillar and sole breadwinner of her family. Garla, a tiny town 225 km east of Hyderabad, once a popular hangout destination for the Nizam ruler, where Jameela lives We’re helpless on special status: Jaitley Statues, bank fraud row mar Parliament proceedings Bengaluru: Karnataka Lokayukta Justice P Vishwanatha Shetty had a miraculous escape on Wednesday after he was stabbed repeatedly by a disgruntled man at his office here, police said. The attacker was arrested while Shetty was said to be out of danger. Tejraj Sharma, 33, who was apparently unhappy with the ombudsman, managed to enter the Lokayukta office with a knife taking advantage of a malfunctioning metal detec- ADEPU MAHENDER P9 MEET THE INCREDIBLE LADY WHO WINS HEARTS OF ALL Post-woman Sheikh Jameela with her two grown-up daughters, is also known of the courage of Kala Prakash Jain an intense supporter of Telangana who stood up to the might of the state in late 1960s. Life wasn’t that easy for this 35-year-old who lost her husband some nine years ago. However, Jameela’s life was devastated after the death of her husband Khajamiya; she was quick to recompose herself as she had to take care of her two daughters. Thanks to the Postal department which didn’t take long to appoint Jameela as Extra Department Delivery Agent (EDDA) on compassionate grounds in the vacancy left by her husContinued on P4 band. cluding TDP, Shiv Sena, TRS, YSR Congress, AIADMK and Trinamool Congress started raising slogans on different issues, forcing Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who had taken up the Question Hour, to adjourn the proceedings for an hour within Continued on P4 minutes. NAXAL THREAT KCR’s office at Gajwel to be made bullet-proof OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Alerted by Naxal threat to politicos, the Telangana government has decided to equip the camp office-cum-ofﬁcial residence of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in his Gajwel Assembly constituency with bullet-proof facility. On the instructions of the state Home and Intelligence department, the Roads and Buildings department took the decision to upgrade the residence into a completely bullet proof accommodation. Officials said all the windows of the building will have bullet-proof doors and special barricades will be erected at the CM’s camp ofﬁce in Gajwel. The government will incur Rs 2 crore additionally on providing high security at the office-cum-residence. A sum of Rs 50 lakh alone will be spent on installing the bullet-proof doors. The construction is in progress. The residence of the Chief Minister in Hyderabad, Pragati Bhavan, also has high security features, including bullet proof windows.
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