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… H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H KCR IN CATCH 22 SITUATION Assessing possible impact of south FMs’ meet on proposed Front PATAN AFZAL BABU 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 Initiate dialogue with Pak: Mehbooba New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate a dialogue process with Pakistan at the earliest as the "key for peace" was with the neighbouring country. Speaking at a function organised by a group of Kashmiri Pandits owing allegiance to the PDP, Mufti said that war was never an option. "Reconciliation is the mantra which we need to follow and therefore, I request Modi ji to engage with Pakistan," she said. S P10 SUNDAY 1 APRIL 2018 WARANGAL | PAGES 36 | `5.00 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 Hyderabad: With hectic political developments taking place at national level ever since he declared creation of a Federal Front, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is yet to give his nod to Finance Minister Eatala Rajender to attend the meeting of Finance Ministers of southern states called by the Kerala government on April 10. While the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka Finance Ministers are ready to voice their concern at the meeting, the Telangana Chief Minister is ascertaining political consequences post the meeting. KCR is discussing in depth the Naidu Delhi-bound for SCS TO LEAD ALL-PARTY TEAM TO NATIONAL CAPITAL TOMORROW OUR BUREAU 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. Continued on P4 AP CM 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. S Report: P4 pros and cons if the Telangana minister attends the meeting for which an invitation has been extended by Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac. Following his announcement of ﬂoating a Third Front, an alternative to the BJP and the Congress at national level, the TRS chief is moving cautiously YSRC MPs to quit after LS session 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. 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 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 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 Registers PE against ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar's husband on this issue, official sources said. Leaders said the Chief Minister was watching the developments taking place in Andhra Pradesh on the Special Status issue, and those in the election-bound Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, where ﬁlm stars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan have already declared formation 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. OUR BUREAU Kakinada: The East Godavari police on Saturday claimed to have foiled a Maoist plot to kill University of Hyderabad ViceChancellor 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 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 Devotees taking out a procession from Gowliguda Ram Mandir on account of Hanuman Jayanthi in Hyderabad on Saturday. Photo: N Shiva Kumar Meru 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 jacket facility and foolproof security has been provided inside the boat as per the guidelines of international navigation. Now 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 SSC aspirants stage protest in Lutyens’ Delhi Sujana maintains marked silence R PRITHVI RAJ of their own political outﬁts ahead of the 2019 general election. Sources said that KCR felt the TDP which was ruling Andhra Pradesh and the Congress in Karnataka were arch rivals to him in his home state of Telangana. The ruling CPM in Kerala was also ﬁghting against his government in Telangana. KCR has been distancing himself from the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu. The Telangana leader has been in touch with DMK leader Stalin on state-related issues. A TRS leader said KCR has been considering all these political equations and varying options on whether to attend the meeting of the southern FMs or skip. Continued on P4 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. 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. The protesters also demanded adequate jobs for the educated youth of the country. The protesters had given time till 3 pm to the authorities concerned for a written assurance on their demands and said they would march towards the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) office. A large number of police and security personnel were deployed in the area and when the protesters attempted to march towards the DoPT office, they were detained by the police. According to a senior police officer, around 3,000 SSC aspirants were protesting near the Parliament Street police station. Around 3 pm, they attempted to proceed towards Parliament. As they were stopped by the police, the protesters started marching towards Connaught Place, he added.
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