www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL TUESDAY 10 APRIL 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Scattered storms late. Clearing skies Temp: Max.34°C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 12% Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 06:31 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Fund crunch begins to India shining at hit Polavaram works Commonwealth Games T A very own space for today’s women to tell their stories of success, courage and how to take on new challenges for a better tomorrow P7 he state government which has not yet received the pending Rs 2,886 crore related the Polavaram project expenditure from the Central government, is struggling in completing the project P5 T he medal surge of Indian men and women gained further momentum at the CWG-2018 in Gold Coast with three gold added to the kitty, including two firsts in mixed team badminton and men table tennis, for an overall aggregate of 19 medals P16 Naidu takes SCS struggle to villages Directs party MPs to visit constituencies, hold awareness programmes WINDOWS Rape victim’s father dies in custody Lucknow (Agencies): A day after a girl tried to set herself on fire outside the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's residence, alleging police inaction in her gang rape by a BJP MLA, her father died in police custody on Monday. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath termed the incident unfortunate and announced that a top-ranking police official will probe the matter. Those behind the incident will not be spared at any cost, he added. Surendra Singh, whose daughter accused BJP legislator from Unnao Kuldeep Singh Sengar of raping her, was picked up by police late on Sunday and was apparently beaten mercilessly by four aides of the legislator as well as police personnel. An official said the man had serious injuries on his body and was not taken to a hospital till late in the night. S P11 OUR BUREAU New Delhi/Amaravati: Telugu Desam MPs who have been on agitation in Delhi for quite some time now, will be fanning out to their respective constituencies on Tuesday to wash BJP's dirty linen in the public for denying special category status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who has been closely guiding the MPs on how they should go about in building agitation at the nation’s capital, has decided that since Parliament has been adjourned sine die, the MPs should return to the state and promote awareness among the MPs of Telugu Desam Party paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi on Monday Accord SCS to AP, tweets Jagan to PM Implement Order On Cauvery Water: SC New Delhi: The central government was reprimanded by the Supreme Court for ignoring its orders on setting up a regulatory body that would monitor the release of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu by Karnataka. The judges of the top court suggested that the centre was acting in guile. "The centre knows what the scheme means," the judges said, asking the government to inform by May 3 how it planned to implement the water sharing formula the court had laid down in February. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said it had considered the award of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) while deciding the water share of TN, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry in its judgement. The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said that its judgment has to be complied with all the stakeholders. S P11 people about how the Centre had ditched the state. According to sources, Naidu was satisﬁed with MPs' agitation thus far, particularly their attempt to take it to the doorsteps of the Prime Minister on Sunday and how they had resisted the Delhi police during the protest. Naidu was also happy with their protest at Rajghat on Monday and felt that the MPs, by continuing the heat on the Centre for the special category status, had in fact outwitted the YSRCP whose MPS are on indefinite hunger strike, a form of competitive agitation, for one-upmanship in the struggle for the SCS. Continued on Page 6 YSRC MP YV Subba Reddy being rushed from hunger strike camp at Andhra Bhavan for medical treatment, in New Delhi on Monday OUR BUREAU New Delhi/ Hyderabad: The indefinite hunger strike by the MPs of YSRC has entered the fourth day in Delhi even as only two Lok Sabha members are left at the hunger strike camp at Andhra Bhavan in Delhi with the police having shifted their three colleagues – YV Subba Reddy, Vela- Amaravati: The YSRC on Monday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fulﬁl the assurances on according Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh. YSRC president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy said his party MPs were on fast for the fourth day now. "Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy, V Prasada Rao and Y V Subba Reddy have already been hospitalised," YSRC president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy said in a tweet. "Narendra Modiji, the lives of these MPs and the future of the people of AP are at stake," he said. "Requesting you to please fulﬁl the promise you made to us on Special Category Status," he added. In a statement, the party asked why the Telugu Desam Party MPs were not resigning from their posts over the Special Category Status issue. The main opposition party posed several questions to the ruling party on the SCS issue asking why the TDP MPs were not following YSR congress lawmakers in observing an indeﬁnite fast. "Would there not be a nation-wide debate if all 25 2 YSRC MEMBERS LEFT AT HUNGER STRIKE CAMP gapalli Varaprasada Rao and Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy after their health deteriorated. Even as P Mithun Reddy and YS Avinash Reddy are continuing the hunger strike, the YSRC has given call for intensification of agitation for Special Category Status. The party called for blockade of roads on April 10 and rail roko on MPs from the state quit their posts? Would it not mount pressure on the Centre and force it to accord SCS to AP," the statement said. It also asked why TDP chief and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was giving "lame excuses" for his party MPs not resigning. "Would it not be an opportunity for people to express their view ﬁrmly on SCS if bypolls are conducted (consequent to the resignation of MPs)? Knowing this, why is Naidu not making his party MPs resign," it said. April 11. It also called upon the party workers across the state to take part in hunger strike in expression of solidarity with the two MPs who are on fast in Delhi. Meanwhile, YSRC chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s padayatra is continuing in Mangalagiri in Guntur district. The Praja Sankalpa Yatra will reach Tenali on Tuesday, the 133rd day of his padayatra. BHARAT BANDH TODAY Centre warns states of protest against quotas New Delhi: Almost a week after a Bharat Bandh against the dilution of the SC/ST Act saw widespread violence wreaked upon protesting Dalits which led to the death of 9 protesters, the Union Home Ministry on Monday warned all state governments to be prepared for another such showdown but this time, opposing the caste-based reservations. The warning was put out after several posts on social media and WhatsApp groups regarding Bharat Bandh on Tuesday. Sources said Tuesday bandh call was given through the social media, apparently to counter the April 2 bandh organised to protest alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act. The call for the bandh was given by some groups and organisations opposing reservations in jobs and education on the basis of caste. Raipur: Maoists targeted a bus ferrying nearly 30 jawans with an improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur, leaving two of them dead and five injured, the second attack on Monday ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the district on Saturday. Earlier in the morning, Naxals had triggered twin IED blasts and opened fire on a patrolling team of the Central Reserve Injustice to AP will be main agenda: Yanamala Amaravati: Finance ministers of southern states who are sore with the Centre for not taking their needs into consideration in allocation of funds are going to meet on Tuesday at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. The provision of 2011 census data for calculation of devolution of funds, in the Terms of References given to the 15th Finance Commission by the Central government triggered the southern states to hold confabulations on the strategies to be adopted to deal with the situation. The Finance Ministers of these ﬁve southern states -- AP, Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu -- are going to meet by 11 am. Ahead of the meeting, state ﬁnance minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, in a release here on Monday, lambasted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the injustice done to AP and for failing to fulﬁl his promises. Ramakrishnudu hoped that the injustice done to the AP will become a prime agenda in the southern states ﬁnance ministers’ meeting. Ramakrishnudu said AP was victimised in many aspects, including devolution of funds from the Centre to state under the recommendations of 14th Finance Commission, the Terms of References given to 15th Finance Commission and injustice was done to the state in implementation of AP Reorganisation Act, failure to grant Special Category Status, neglect of promises given by then Prime Minister Manmohan Sing and others in Parliament while passing the bifurcation bill and many other areas. Ridiculing Narendra Modi, Ramakrishnudu maintained that it was proved that Modi was leader of words but not actions. “The entire country has turned against Narendra Modi and the way of his behaviour, attitude and his governance,” he said. The BJP will not get even 10 per cent of the votes compared with the votes that it got in 2014, he opined. When the state government and TDP demanded implementation of the provisions of AP Reorganisation Act and six promises made to the state by the Central government in letter and spirit, the BJP leaders started attacking Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, other ministers and TDP, Ramakrishnudu explained. Mangalagiri ready to host Happy Cities Summit OUR BUREAU Amaravati: The three-day “Happy Cities Summit: Amaravati 2018” (HCS) is all set to commence at CK Convetion, Mangalagiri in Guntur district at 11 am on Tuesday. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will inaugurate the summit with a presentation on the state government’s efforts in making Amaravati as one of the top ﬁve world-class happy capital cities. The programme, which is ﬁrst of its kind, will be an annual global event on urban innovation and best practices, focused The venue of Happy Cities Summit at Mangalagiri in Guntur district on cities of the twenty-ﬁrst century. There are panel discussions and workshops planned for three days - on April 10, 11 and 12. The summit will bring together a diverse range of stakeholders, including leading thinkers and urban experts, policymakers, mayors and city administrators, urban planners, architects and designers, city-preneurs and innovators, leading industry players, foundations and civil society organizations, funders and others. The primary objectives of the summit include become the Against this backdrop, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an advisory to all states to take necessary precautionary measures to prevent any untoward incident. The advisory told states to issue prohibitory orders, if necessary, and intensify patrolling in all sensitive locations so as to prevent any loss of life or damage to property. Continued on Page 6 2 jawans killed in C’garh Maoist attack on bus SOUTHERN FINANCE MINISTERS’ MEET TODAY OUR BUREAU Almost a week after nationwide shutdown by Dalits protesting dilution of the SC/ST Act, some groups have given call for Bharat Bandh on the social media opposing the caste-based reservations defining forum for discussing and sharing urban solutions and innovations particularly relevant for new and emerging cities in the developing world, centered around the principles of ‘Happiness’. This summit will also focus on platform for showcasing cutting-edge urban innovations that can be embedded in 21st Century cities in India and globally. It will explore the opportunities for stakeholders to take away tangible and practical learnings and toolkits for implementation in their respective cities. Continued on Page 6 Police Force (CRPF) on Bijapur-Bhopalpatnam road in the district that led to a gunbattle. However, no casualty was reported on either side in that incident. The explosion targeting the bus occurred near Godma village, around 450 km from the state capital, when the jawans were out on an anti-Maoist operation, police said. Continued on Page 6 26 schoolkids die as bus falls into gorge Shimla: Twenty-nine persons, including 26 primary school students, were killed on Monday when a private school bus fell into a Toll could rise gorge in as some more Kangra disstudents were trict of Histill trapped in machal Pradesh, the mangled bus which met police said. Superinwith the tendent of accident in Police SanKangra district tosh Patyal of Himachal conﬁrmed Pradesh the deaths. All the dead students were below the age of 10. The bus driver and two teachers were among the dead.The death toll could rise as some students were still trapped in the mangled bus even as the rescue operation is on, police added. Local villagers had begun rescue operation even before officials could reach the spot, eyewitnesses said. Around 45 students of Wazir Ram Singh Pathania Memorial Public School were returning home when the bus skidded off road and fell into the 100-feet deep gorge near Gurchal village on the NurpurChamba road, some 300 km from the state capital.Teams of local administration and the National Disaster Response Force were involved in the rescue and faced tough time in pulling out the victims from the mangled bus.
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