www.thehansindia.com I t is summer and vacay time for family. One can escape the urban rush and take children closer to nature for that wholesome experience… how about glorious vistas of Himalayas, known for its scenic treks. However, for a change one can explore the ritual of fruit picking, where you can enjoy the fruits of your labour, literally… SUNDAY 1 APRIL 2018 KURNOOL | PAGES 36 | `5.00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Naidu Delhi-bound for SCS CM TO LEAD ALL-PARTY TEAM TO NATIONAL CAPITAL TOMORROW OUR BUREAU WINDOWS Hales to replace Warner at SRH New Delhi: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have signed England batsman Alex Hales as a replacement for disgraced Australian star David Warner for the upcoming 2018 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). S P12 CBSE re-test decision contested in SC New Delhi: A Kerala student moved the Supreme Court on Saturday seeking quashing of the CBSE decision to re-conduct Class 10 Mathematics examination after reports that the paper had been leaked in Delhi. S P10 ‘April Sexual Assault Awareness month’ Washington: US President Donald Trump, sweeping under carpet allegations of sexual misconduct against him, on Saturday designated April 2018 ‘National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month’ amid a national debate over the issue. S P11 Amaravati: With speculations rife that Parliament may adjourn sine die on Monday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu is contemplating to lead a delegation of leaders of various political parties and representatives of various organisations who participated in the all-party meeting to New Delhi on Monday. Naidu is understood to have convened a meeting of party leaders, including senior ministers, to discuss the agenda for the proposed visit. According to party sources, it is not yet known whom the delegation led by Naidu would meet and what exactly the strategy would be to put pressure on the Centre to grant special category status and also take steps to implement about 18 issues that have been listed by the AP government which have not yet been implemented. Once Parliament adjourns sine die, the TDP or the YSRCP will not have any opportunity to protest the government. Naidu does not want the issue to get diluted at any cost. Sources said that during his visit, Naidu will meet leaders of various parties along with the delegation and explain to them how the BJP had cheated the state government. In a strategic move, he will also explain why he had ﬁrst accepted the proposal of the Union government in regard to the special package in lieu of the special category status and how the Centre had misled him with false promises which left no option for him but to take Continued on P4 a U turn. YSRC MPs TO QUIT AFTER LS SESSION Plan to sit on fast at AP Bhavan Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu having a word with Ashok Leyland Managing Director Vinod K Dasari at the foundation stone laying function of Ashok Leyland Bus Body Building unit at Mallavalli in Krishna district on Saturday Wage war for justice, CM tells people Naidu lays stone for Ashok Leyland bus body building unit at Mallavalli OUR BUREAU Vijayawada: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday called upon the people to wage Dharma Poratam against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for justice. Stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi cheated the state, Chandrababu Naidu said that he was personally being targeted for asking the Prime Minister to do justice for Andhra Pradesh. Laying the foundation stone for Ashok Leyland bus body building unit at Mallavalli village, the Chief Minister warned the BJP that it would face similar fate what Congress faced earlier, if it does injustice to the State. He also inaugurated the statue of TDP founder NTR at Mallavalli village in Krishna district. Continued on P4 OUR BUREAU Guntur: The YSRCP is unlikely to join the all-party delegation to New Delhi which would be led by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday. Instead, they are gearing up for resignation the minute the Lok Sabha adjourns sine die and sit on fast at AP Bhavan. YSRCP president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy addressing a public meeting at Parecherla as part of his Praja Sankalpa padayatra gave a call to the TDP MPs to resign soon after Parliament adjourns and take part in the fast at AP Bhavan. He also called upon the students to take up similar fasts in the premises of colleges and institutions to extend support to the fasting MPs in Delhi. This he felt would have a huge impact on the Central government and would help mount pressure on the NDA government to give SCS to the state. Registers PE against ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar's husband SSC aspirants stage protest in Lutyens’ Delhi New Delhi: SSC (Staff Selection Commission) aspirants took to the streets, demanding a CBI probe into the alleged SSC paper leak, and clashed with the police in Lutyens’ Delhi on Saturday. Demanding a Supreme Court-monitored probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the matter, hundreds of SSC aspirants staged a protest at Jantar Mantar and accused the government of failing to prevent the alleged paper leak. Continued on P4 Deepak Kochhar consortium of 20 banks that granted loan to the Venugopal Dhoot-led group to the tune of Rs 40,000 crore. Dhoot allegedly gave Rs 64 crore in 2010 through a fully owned entity to the NuPower Renewables Pvt Ltd he had set up with Deepak Kochhar and two of his relatives. It is alleged that he had transferred proprietorship of the company to a trust owned by Deepak Kochhar for Rs 9 lakh, six months after he received the loan from ICICI Bank. Reports quoting CBI sources said the CBI has named ICICI CEO Chanda Kochar’s husband Deepak Kochar, the Videocon Group and some unknown officials. “However, the role of Chanda Kochar will also be examined if the enquiry leads to a nexus between the ICICI Bank’s grant of loan to Videocon Group and quid pro quo deals with her husband,” a CBI ofContinued on P4 ﬁcial said. Sujana maintains marked silence R PRITHVI RAJ Hyderabad: Why is former Union minister Sujana Chowdary cooling off at a time when his Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha colleagues are stepping up the fight against the Centre, tarring the NDA dispensation with a coloured brush that it is haughty and supercilious, oblivious to the needs of Andhra Pradesh which has been crying for the Special Category Status and other benefits? Industrialist Sujana continues to maintain working relationship with Centre, say his detractors Immediately after Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu recalled him and P Ashok Gajapati Raju from the Central cabinet, miffed with the Centre adopting a step-motherly attitude towards the state, Sujana Chowdary was in the vanguard in attacking the Centre for throwing the state's interests by the wayside, unmindful of how much it hurt the sentiments of the people. He, in fact, targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Centre going back on the promises made to the state. Continued on P4 Hi-tech Chinese boats to ferry tourists to Bhavani Island S 36 passengers can travel at a time S Equipped with navigation compass system PATIBANDLA SRINIVAS Vijayawada: The services of Chinese-made air-conditioned hitech boat will be made available for tourists of AP’s capital city Amaravati soon. The Tourism Development Corporation has imported the boat spending Rs The hi-tech boat at Punnami Ghat in Vijayawada. 1.19 crore. The 36-passenger capacity boat is having facilities like that of an air-conditioned (A/C) bus. Every seat has a life AP police foil Maoist bid to kill UoH VC COPS NAB PRUTHVIRAJ OF KRISHNA, CHANDAN MISRA OF W BENGAL IN KHAMMAM The police parading the arrested Ankala Prudviraj, a native of Krishna district and Chandan Kumar Mishra of Howrah in Bengal CBI initiates probe into loan to Videocon New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has initiated a preliminary enquiry into alleged irregularities in the grant of loan to Videocon industries by ICICI Bank in a transaction involving Deepak Kochhar, the husband of ICICI Bank MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar, and the Videocon Group led by Venugopal Dhoot. Videocon had availed a Rs 3,250-crore loan from the bank, of which Rs 2,810 crore remained unpaid and was declared NPA in 2017. ICICI Bank was part of a TS SCRIBES HONOUR SPORTS ACHIEVERS: PV Sindhu receiving the ‘best female sportsperson for 2017-18’ award from tennis icon Sania Mirza during a function in Hyderabad on Saturday. The event was organised by Telangana Sports Journalists Association (TSJA). Others to be decorated on the occasion were Kidambi Srikanth (Best male), Pullela Gopichand (best coach) and hockey Olympian N Mukesh Kumar, who received lifetime achievement award. S Report: P12 jacket facility and foolproof security has been provided inside the boat as per the guidelines of international navigation. Now Photo: Ch Venkata Mastan the Tourism department has bought a boat with safety facilities taking into consideration the boat accident which oc- curred at Pavitra Sangham. The boat would be introduced in Krishna River in Vijayawada soon. The AP Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) is waiting for permission of irrigation and ports departments to introduce in Krishna River for passengers travelling purpose. According to the officials, the boat has been imported from China a couple of weeks ago. The boat has advanced facilities like air-conditioning, audio and video system. The boat captain also can use electronic navigation system with compass to travel in correct direction in the Continued on P4 journey. OUR BUREAU Kakinada: The East Godavari police on Saturday claimed to have foiled a Maoist plot to kill University of Hyderabad Vice-Chancellor Podile Appa Rao with the arrest of two persons in Khammam district. Disclosing the details at a press meet here, East Godavari SP Vishal Gunni said the duo was arrested at Pitchukulapadu Junction on Bhadrachalam— Cherla road on Friday. The accused -- Ankala Prudviraj (27), a resident of Himaja Constructions, Sai Srinivas Nagar in Kesanapalli village of Krishna district and Chandan Kumar Mishra (28) of Howrah in West Bengal -- were allegedly returning from Bastar forests after meeting Yapa Narayana alias Haribhushan, the secretary of Telangana State Committee of CPI (Maoist). Prudhviraj is an LLB student of Siddardha Law College, Vijayawada. Earlier, he studied degree in HCU between 20102013. Chandan Kumar Misra is a resident of Surya Nivas, Howrah, who had studied BA with political science in Scottish Church College. In the year 2013, he joined a postgraduate course in UoH. In December 2017, along with Amul Singh of Ludhiana, he met Haribhushan at Charla through a person working in Telangana Vidyarthi Vedika. In January 2018, they all met in a forest at Venkatapuram area. Continued on P4 An organised network to trap gullible parents V PRADEEP KUMAR good number of students with reputation. A new branch of Tirupati: In the run up to makcorporate school is opened in ing proﬁtable business out of an apartment or shopping mall education, corporate schools very close to this school. Then have been drafting public relathey poach students from the tions officers (PROs) whose non-corporate school. job is to attract parents’ attenGenerally, any corporate tion and get their children adschool strength will not cross mitted to their schools. 700 or 800 in cities like TiruThe PROs pati whereas deftly get the S PROs woo parents non-corporate phone numschools will have to get admissions bers of parmore than 1,000 ents in S Teachers also have students. school’s footThrough PROs, targets to achieve print and woo they focus on S Managements them with those non-corpovarious ofresort to unethical rate schools right fers. They put from September practices every effort to and disturb them prove that the psychologically. children have learnt nothing in By hook or by crook PROs have their current school and tell to get students to join their about the standards in their schools. In the process they school, said a private school resort to unethical practices correspondent. For this, they too. One type of cheating the conduct a test to the children parents was that, PROs offer which will be very difficult for discounted fees to the parents. the post graduate students to After they pay the ﬁrst instalanswer. This test provokes the ment at the time of admissions parents to think about their they were forced to pay full children’s learning abilities. fees without any discount. In They start thinking that the the absence of any written corporate school could offer proof about the discounted better education. price, parents could not do Another tactic the PROs use anything but to pay the reis that they zero in on a nonmaining amount. Continued on P4 corporate school which have a
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