www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL MONDAY 16 APRIL 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.37°C. Min.27°C. Humidity: 35% Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 06:32 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H E Godavari is ‘First LED street Hybrid MFs best for lighting district’ in India risk-averse investors A 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 P5 ndhra Pradesh is all set to cross another major milestone by declaring East Godavari district as the ‘First LED Street Lighting District’ in India. CM Naidu will declare the East Godavari as the first district equipped with 100 per cent LED street lighting likely on April 24. INDIA ‘RISING’ DOWN UNDER P7 WINDOWS Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday accepted the resignation of two controversial BJP ministers Chandra Prakash Ganga and Lal Singh who had participated in a rally in support of the people arrested in connection with the recent rape and murder of an eight-yearold Muslim girl in Kathua district. S P11 New Delhi: India on Sunday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over blocking Sikh pilgrims' access to Indian diplomats and consular teams, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said. isk is a clear and present danger in investing. Despite being diversified i.e. spread in various stocks or asset classes, mutual funds do carry risk. But, what does one mean by risk. Risk is a likelihood of an event to cause a loss. NDA govt mulls Ordinance to counter SC ruling on SC/ST Act Committed to protecting rights of Dalits: Paswan Kathua rape: J&K CM accepts resignation of 2 BJP mantris India protests Pak blocking consular access to Sikhs R T he Indian contingent, led by gold medal winning MC Mary Kom, is euphoric after finishing third in the XXI Commonwealth Games-2018 at Gold Coast in Queensland on Sunday. In what was its best CWG showing on foreign soil, India won 26 gold, 20 silver and an equal number of bronze medals. The climax came in the form of Saina Nehwal overwhelming PV Sindhu to clinch the badminton women singles title. S Report: P16 New Delhi: There is a need to overturn the Supreme Court order laying down fresh guidelines on arrest of those accused of committing atrocities against SC and ST communities, the government feels, and bringing an ordinance to restore the original provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act is one of the options being considered. Sources aware of deliberations within the government at different levels say promulgating an ordinance to restore the original provisions would help calm tempers. Introducing a bill in the Monsoon session of Parliament slated for July to amend the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 to overturn the SC order is the second option before the government, the sources said. "If an ordinance is issued, it too will have to be converted into a bill and passed by Parliament. The result of the two exercises is the same -- to restore the original provisions. Continued on P6 BLF investment to spur growth in AP e-Way bills: Over 30% drop in goods transportation UAE-based ﬁrm, India Trade & Exhibition Centre ME sign 2 MoUs with APEDB Hyderabad: During the first fortnight of new e-Way bill system regime, goods transportation volume in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh dwindled considerably. Inter-state e-Way bill system, which came into force from April 1, and intra-state e-Way bills, effective from Sunday (April 14 midnight), created a cautious environment across the industry and businesses. Anticipating technical hitches and other unforeseen troubles, traders and industrial units had transported goods in one-month advance, according to Hyderabad Goods Transport Association (HGTA). Due to tepid cargo movement from various industrial centres, truck rentals too dropped by 5-10 per cent. S P13 Dubai (PTI): The UAE-based Business Leaders Forum (BLF) has sought investments of up to Rs10, 000 crore in Andhra Pradesh with the partnership of the state government to spur growth in avenues such as food park. The BLF and India Trade & Exhibition Centre ME (ITEC) signed two separate Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB). The MoUs were signed last week in Hyderabad in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief A NIZAMABAD MECH’S MARVEL Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who has secured investments of over $12.52 billion. The BLF is a joint initiative by the UAE Ministry of Economy, Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Indian Consulate in Dubai to boost cross-border investment. Dr Ram Buxani, President, BLF, said: “We are looking at a sizeable project that could require investment of up to Rs10,000 crore in which the state government would be a possible partner. Continued on P6 Beat the heat with pot coolers ADEPU MAHENDER Nizamabad: Zara hatke socho is perhaps the need of the hour, it seems. For generations, earthen pots, kundalu in local parlance, have been used to store water and keep it cool. But Jogu Pramod, who hails from a nondescript Shetpally village under Morthad mandal, 200 km north of Hyderabad, has an out of the box idea of using them which eventually made him and his product – pot cooler - special. Pushing 40, the last three months have been tough for Pramod, who is trying to break out of his stereotypic profession – attending service calls of air-conditioners and refrigeration. He has a vast experience in his profession since he completed ITI diploma in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration in Mumbai in 1998. Continued on P6 Heavy rush of pilgrims chokes Tirumala Tirupati: Tirumala hill shrine, the abode of Lord Venkateswara Swamy, witnessed a huge pilgrim turnout on Sunday with summer holidays and intermediate results having been declared. Families of Intermediate students from both the Telugu states of AP and Telangana have arrived in Tirumala to offer prayers to the Lord and redeem their vows. The crowd swelled at the shrine, with queue lines for Srvadarshan coming out of the Vaikuntam complex-2. Till evening, pilgrims were seen waiting for a darshan in queues up to the Narayangiri Gardens. The temple closes at 2 am Pilgrims waiting for Sarvadarshan outside the Narayana Giri Gardens at Tirumala on Sunday morning for the day. It is taking more than 16 hours for darshan for the pilgrims who were in Sarvadashan queue. With heavy pilgrims’ turnout, the TTD officials have made elaborate arrangements for the supply of food, water and other beverages. For the past two days, Srivari Sevaks have been supplying free food and beverages to the pilgrims who are waiting in the queue lines. Long queue lines were witnessed at Kalyanakatta, Annadanam Complex and central reception office as well as at Balaji Bus Stand and Rambagicha area. Continued on P6 P12 Will Naidu join Modi to form NDA 3 govt? A raging debate on in AP political circles NAIDU TO FAST ON B-DAY AT IGMC, VIJAYAWADA OUR BUREAU Amravati: A drastic realignment of forces will take place post the election to the Lok Sabha in 2019, if the BJP failed to secure majority, political players in Andhra Pradesh argue, pointing out that nothing could be ruled out in the end game, including AP Amaravati: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will go on hunger strike for a day at Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation (IGMC) stadium in Vijayawada on his birth day on April 20. Though he had announced his intention to go on hunger strike Saturday itself, the venue of his protest was ﬁnalised only Sunday. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu once again cosying up to the BJP. An interesting debate is going on in political circles in AP on what would the BJP do if it does not get a majority in the next Lok Sabha elections. As far as the TDP is concerned, it is no longer part of the NDA now. The YSRCP, if one keeps the allegations that it has a tacit understanding with the BJP, at bay, it too has taken antiBJP stand. Continued on P6 AP BANDH TODAY FOR SCS OUR BUREAU Amaravati: Pratyeka Hoda, Vibbhajana Hameela Sadhana Samiti and Left parties have called for a bandh on Monday to exert pressure on the Centre to announce special category status for Andhra Pradesh. Though the YSRCP and Congress parties have announced support for the bandh, the ruling TDP is yet to decide on the shutdown. The organisers of the bandh have announced that they would not disrupt emergency services like milk, water, medical and power supply. Pratyeka Hoda Sadhana Samiti convener Ch Srinivas said that they had given the bandh call to expose BJP’s lack of commitment to develop the state and its attitude in Parliament when notices for the no-conﬁdence motion were given in the Lok Sabha.
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