www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL TUESDAY 13 MARCH 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Mostly Sunny Temp: Max.35°C. Min.22°C. Humidity: 28% Sunrise: 06:21 Sunset: 06:20 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Inter examinee hacked to Centre trains guns death in broad daylight on Chidambaram I P5 WINDOWS n a ghastly incident, a 19-year-old student, who was on his way to attend Intermediate Board exam, was hacked to death by four assailants in the middle of the busy Kukatpally highway on Monday. S tepping up the heat on former finance minister P Chidambaram, the central government on Monday said it will take action against the persons, who relaxed gold import norms for private trading houses during the dying days of the UPA regime resulting in a windfall of Rs4,500 crore to 13 such entities in just six months. Mayhem on Day 1 in Assembly COUNCIL CHAIRMAN SWAMY GOUD HIT IN EYE DURING JOINT SESSION OUR BUREAU Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton arrives at a historical monument, at Mandu in Indore on Monday Mehbooba sacks Drabu over K-remarks Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu, one of the architects of the PDP-BJP alliance in the state, was sacked from the council of ministers by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday over his remarks that the Kashmir issue was not a political issue. The CM shot off a letter to Governor N N Vohra requesting him to drop Drabu from her council of ministers. Hyderabad: In what is being seen as the darkest day in the annals of the Telangana Assembly, Opposition Congress members targeted Governor ESL Narasimhan, with one of them even throwing his headphones at him in a ﬁt of a rage, unmindful of the fact that he was trampling on the honour of one of the key institutions of democracy. As the Governor began his address to both the Houses of Assembly and Council, the Opposition Congress members rose to their feet and began trying to shout him down with slogans. Even as some of them tore up the copies of the address of the Governor and kept throwing the pieces at him, Komatireddy Venkata Reddy, shouting at the top of his voice, removed his head phones and threw at the Governor. But Venkata Reddy missed his target as the headphones hit the Council Chairman K Swamy Goud, injuring his right eye. Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari meeting Legislative Council Chairman K Swamy Goud at Sarojini Devi eye hospital on Monday Though Goud did not feel any pain or discomfort initially, after the Governor left the Assembly premises, he complained of uneasiness in his eye. He was then shifted to Sarojini Devi Hospital for examination and treatment. Swamy Goud said that the doctors at the hospital told him the impact of the head phones might have damaged either cornea or retina. “I will know the extent of damage tomorrow,” he said. He said headphones were hurled at him twice – once when the address was going on and the second time when the address was over, and all were standing as national anthem was about to be played. When he suffered injury, he went out and Deputy Speaker of Assembly Padma Devender Reddy followed him and later took him to the Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital. But Komatireddy denied attacking either Governor or Chairman of the Council. "I was only registering my protest," he said and insisted that the headphones did not hit Swamy Goud and therefore the question of his eye being injured does not arise. “It is all a well-orchestrated political drama to evoke sympathy and paint the Congress as villain. I saw Goud walking out of the Assembly without any trace of pain. Then suddenly he was moved to the hospital in a wheel chair,” he said and declared that he would resign to his membership of the Assembly if it is established that his cornea has been damaged. Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao compared the attack on the Governor with the one that took place on Parliament in the past. Continued on P4 Telangana has milestones of achievements: Guv OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Governor ESL Narasimhan said that the last three-and-a-half years have been a rewarding period marked with several milestones of achievements. Addressing the joint sitting of the state Assembly and Council on the ﬁrst day of the budget session here on Monday, the Governor said that the government has taken up “faster economic growth with a strong focus on inclusiveness” of the neglected and deprived sections. Though the Opposition tried to interrupt the Governor by raising slogans and throwing copies of his address at him and one of its members Komatireddy Venkata Reddy even throwing his headphones at him and in the process causing an eye injury to Legislative Council Chairman K Swamy Goud, the Governor nonetheless, continued with his address contending that the state has clocked an average annual growth of 8.6 per cent of GSDP in the three-year period from 2014-15 to 2016-17. This is Warangal jailbirds Maha accepts all demands of farmers to get busy with Ayurvedic centre Mumbai: Under pressure from the opposition and ally Shiv Sena, the BJP-led Maharashtra government on Monday accepted the demands of agitating farmers, including their right to till forest land, as thousands of agriculturists converged here in a sea of red. In a major victory for the farmers who trekked 180 km from Nashik to here over six days under the blazing sun, some even barefooted, the state's Revenue Minister Chandrakant patil said their "all demands" are being accepted. He was addressing farmers camping at Azad Maidan in south Mumbai in the presence of CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury. Talking to reporters outside Vidhan Bhawan, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, "We have agreed to set up a committee to hand over forest land used for farming, to tribals and farmers." S Related reports: P7 My Nation Ayurvedic Village Wellness Centre at Warangal Central Prison. (Right) WCP superintendent N Murali Babu inspects Shirodhara at Wellness Centre JAMES EDWIN Warangal: In sequence of many enterprising activities being under taken by Telangana State Prisons and Correctional Services Department here comes an Ayurvedic clinic managed by prisoners at Warangal Central Prison (WCP). Under the brand ‘My Nation’ Ayurvedic Village Wellness Centre here is the fourth one to be set up in Telangana. Similar centres have already been established at Chanchalguda, Nalgonda and Sangareddy jails. Two more centres at Adilabad district jail and Cherlapally Central Prison are Under the brand ‘My Nation’ Ayurvedic Village Wellness Centre at Warangal Central Prison is the fourth one to be set up in Telangana. Similar centres are established at Chanchalguda, Nalgonda and Sangareddy jails. Two more centres at Adilabad district jail and Cherlapally Central Prison are ready for inauguration ready for inauguration. The Centre is open to all and wide range of health services will be provided to the patients. Continued on P4 Jaitley, Prasad, Pradhan file RS nominations New Delhi: Union ministers Arun Jaitley, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Dharmendra Pradhan and Thawar Chand Gehlot were among the prominent candidates who ﬁled their nomination papers for the March 23 Rajya Sabha polls in various states. Finance Minister Jaitley, a sitting member of the Upper House from Gujarat, was among the 11 BJP nominees who ﬁled their papers from Uttar Pradesh. Union ministers Purushottam Rupala and Mansukh Mandavia of BJP ﬁled their nominations from Gujarat. ENGINE FAILURE FORCES INDIGO FLIGHT TO RETURN Mumbai/ Ahmedabad: As many as 186 passengers on board a Lucknow-bound IndiGo ﬂight from Ahmedabad had a mid-air scare after one of the engines failed, forcing the pilot to return back to the airport. The Airbus A320neo plane, powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, made an emergency landing around 10.04 am at Ahmedabad airport, a little over 40 minutes after taking off from here. However, there was no harm to any passenger, said Manoj Gangal, director of the airport. In a statement, IndiGo said the ﬂight 6E-244 from Ahmedabad-Kolkata (via Lucknow) experienced a technical glitch with its engine No. 2 after take-off. The ﬂight crew carried out actions as per the standard operating procedure and landed back at the airport, following precautionary measures. The incident takes place days after Jayant Sinha, the junior civil aviation minister, claimed that the government had put in place "appropriate safety measures" for the P&W engines. The matter is being investigated by the IndiGo ﬂight safety team and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the carrier added. Gangal said a full-emergency was declared to enable the aircraft, which was carrying 186 passengers, to land safely. "Fire ﬁghter and medical services were put on stand-by ahead of the emergency landing," he added. Governor ESL Narasimhan addressing the joint session of Telangana Assembly and Council on Monday much higher than the national average of 7.5 per cent. Similarly, the state’s per-capita income stood much higher than the national per-capita income in the same period. Narasimhan said that the farm loan waiver scheme has beneﬁtted nearly 35.5 lakh farmers. Concerted efforts of the government yielded a record production of foodgrains of 101.29 lakh tonnes during the year 2016-17. Free and the round-the-clock quality power supply and ﬁnancial assistance extended to the non-farm activities has been taken up. In a major achievement, 96 per cent of land records were veriﬁed account wise and declared without Continued on P4 any dispute. Actor Vankayala passes away OUR BUREAU Farmers take part in ‘Kisan long march’ organised by All Indian Kisan Sabha (AIKS) at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Monday Over 50 killed in Nepal plane crash Kathmandu: A US-Bangla Airlines aircraft crashed and burst into ﬂames on Monday while landing at Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) here, killing at least 50 people. The Dhaka to Kathmandu ﬂight, with 67 passengers and four crew members on board, caught ﬁre after it careened off the runway and ploughed into a football ground near the airport. Nepal army spokesman Brigadier General Gokul Bhandari said 50 people had died and the fate of the others was unknown. There were 33 Nepalese nationals on board ﬂight UBG 211, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400. Others include 32 Bangladeshis, one Chinese and one Maldivian. Bombardier is a twin-engine, medium-range and turboprop aircraft. DGCA grounds 8 IndiGo, 3 GoAir aircraft New Delhi: Citing safety concerns, the aviation industry regulator on Monday directed public carriers IndiGo and GoAir to ground a total of 11 A320neo aircraft ﬁtted with Pratt & Whitney engines. Out of the 11, eight are operated by IndiGo while GoAir operates three, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a statement here. With this, all the A320neo aircraft with PW1100 engines beyond serial number 450 have been taken off operation in India. DGCA said: "Both IndiGo and GoAir have been told not to reﬁt these engines, which are spare P9 with them in their inventory." The directive came immediately after an IndiGo A320neo VT-ITA ﬂight reported engine failure and had to make an emergency landing at Ahmedabad following take off from the same airport on Monday. Previously, the DGCA had ordered grounding of 3 units of IndiGo's A320neo ﬂeet after the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) had on February 9, 2018, issued emergency airworthiness directive regarding A320neo ﬂeet the world over ﬁtted with PW1100 engines (with serial number of 450 and beyond). As per the directive, EASA has imposed restrictions "on grounding of aeroplanes having two affected engines within three ﬂight cycles", the agency said in statement on Monday. The agency also restricted the use of aeroplanes having at least one affected engine for "extended operations". Clarifying its position, Pratt & Whitney in a statement said: "We are working closely with our customers to minimise disruption. The corrective action has been approved and we have already begun to deliver production engines with the upgraded conﬁguration." Visakhapatnam: Veteran cine actor Vankayala Satyanarayana (78), popularly known as Vankayala, passed away here on Monday. Vankayala, who was suffering from respiratory disorders for the past several months, died while undergoing treatment. The body was shifted to his home located at the Government Circuit Guest House. Vankayala was born in 1940 in Visakhapatnam. He acted in over 180 Telugu, Tamil and Hindi ﬁlms as character actor. He also acted in several Telugu TV serials. Vankayala Satyanarayana began his cinematic career with “Needaleni Aadadi” and rose to fame in the role of Station Master in “Seethamaalaxmi”. Apart from his cine career he was also a good sportsman. He stood ﬁrst in “L Roberts International Shooting Competition” in India and stood second place in the World. He also worked in Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL). Veteran actors and Visakha cultural artistes paid rich tributes to the departed soul. Vankayala Satyanarayana Murty’s is survived by wife and two sons. His brother Vankayala Tataji is former chairman of Sri Kanakamahalakshmi Devasthanam. Only recently he had conducted a programme titled Guna Nidhi at Kala Bharathi auditorium for encouraging local artistes. The ﬁnal rites were performed at Hindu Kailasa Bhoomi in Vizag.
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