www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL SATURDAY 28 APRIL 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Scattered clouds Temp: Max.40°C. Min.31°C. Humidity: 19% Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 06:35 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS New pensions, ration cards RIL posts record to 4 lakh people from June 2 profit in Q4 & FY18 Indu Malhotra sworn in SC judge C New Delhi: Senior lawyer Indu Malhotra was sworn in on Friday as Supreme Court judge becoming the first woman to be elevated directly to the apex court directly from the bar. She was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and will have a tenure of a little over three years. S P11 P5 M Naidu announced that pensions and new ration cards would be distributed to around four lakh new beneficiaries from June 2. He directed the officials to select the beneficiaries from those who would be recommended by a panel. ‘HEARTTO-HEART’ SUMMIT I’m proud of my exotic brown colour: Hayden Mumbai: A day after Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb questioned the "beauty" of Diana Hayden, the former Miss World has slammed the thought that 'light skin is better', and said she is proud of her exotic brown skin colour. Deb reportedly said in Agartala on Thursday that international beauty contests were a farce as the results were all predetermined. He also said he failed to understand the "process of judgement" of the crowning of the Miss World contest in 1997, in which Diana was crowned. Xi meets Modi, eyes ‘new chapter’ in ties India will be happy to host the summit in 2019: PM Wuhan: President Xi Jinping sought to open a “new chapter” in relations between China and India as he hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday for a summit aimed at mending ties strained by a border dispute. Xi greeted Modi at a Hubei province museum in the city of Wuhan for what has been billed as 'heart-to-heart' meeting that will continue on Saturday. While last year’s high-altitude SC stays Kathua trial till May 7 New Delhi (PTI): The Supreme Court stayed till May 7 the trial in the Kathua gangrape and murder case, after being seized with petitions seeking shifting of the trial to Chandigarh and handing over the investigation to the CBI. S P11 WHEN MOON MET KIM standoff in the Himalayas has been resolved, the world’s most populous countries have a long history of mistrust. New Delhi has also raised concerns about Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative, a global trade infrastructure programme that includes a major project through Pakistan-administered Kashmir, disputed territory that New Delhi claims is illegally occupied. Continued on P6 OUR BUREAU Amaravati: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday said he would not be cowed down if the Centre resorts to any misadventure since the CBI is under its control. The Chief Minister, replying to a question at a news conference at the secretariat here, said that he would resist if the Centre makes any such move by misusing its power. Though he was not expecting it, he could at the same time rule it out as there would be no smoke without ﬁre. He however pointed out that while speaking at public meeting at Dwarapuri in East Godavari DOUBLE DHAMAKA FOR JAGTIAL Durishetty Anudeep from Metpally of Jagtial district stands first followed by Anu Kumari from Delhi Seoul: In a historic summit that few could have imagined just months ago, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced on Friday the opening of “a new era of peace” that would end the Korean War and achieve a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula. But the grandiose pronouncements in the socalled Panmunjom Declaration appeared to be scant on detail on how this would be done and mirrored a previous vow to rid the Korean Peninsula of nuclear S Details: P12 weapons. Govt keen on leveraging tech to enhance credit flow to farmers: Lokesh AP CM Chandrababu Naidu after cutting a cake on the 5th anniversary of his padayatra at the Grievance Hall, Undavalli, on Friday district recently, he called upon the people to protect the state from any possible onslaught from the Centre. “I did not mean that people should protect me by surrounding him as a human shield. OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: It’s a double dhamaka for Jagtial district with the top rank in Civils as well as the highest pass percentage in SSC exams going to the North Telangana district. Durishetty Anudeep from Metpally of Jagityal district has been declared the topper with the ﬁrst rank in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services2017 examination. According to results de- Software glitch affecting canal settlers’ rehab S Canals have given nightmarish experience in 2015 due to ﬂash ﬂoods S Flash ﬂoods in 2015 gave nightmarish experience to city S Overﬂowing canals inundated slums for 3 to 4 days OUR BUREAU Nellore: City fathers are facing an uphill task in providing smooth ﬂow of canal system. The exercise, which the Nellore Municipal Corporation has taken up since 2015, is not yielding expected results thanks to a software on housing beneﬁciaries. Three years ago, ﬂash ﬂoods have played havoc in Nellore city. Ever since that bad experience, the civic body has decided to clear the 4,800 families who have been living along the canals affecting the smooth ﬂow of rainwater. A drain in Achari Street in Nellore city ﬁlled with plastic and garbage During the roll out of rehabilitation programme of canal evacuees, the housing software rejected the applications on the pretext that they already have houses. Out of the nearly 5,000 applications uploaded for the rehab programme, the software rejected 2,400 applications. The only mistake of the rejected families was that they responded positively to the smart pulse survey that they had a shelter along the Continued on P6 canal. AP inks MoU with Mastercard BUSINESS BUREAU Hyderabad: With an objective of taking digital revolution to rural masses, the Andhra Pradesh government has entered into an agreement with Mastercard, a New Yorkbased leading global payments and technology company. As part of the MoU, the AP government aims to IT Minister Nara Lokesh speaking at the inaugural session of the Cyber Security Summit in Visakhapatnam on Friday further boost ﬁntech eco system in the state. Speaking at ‘Andhra Pradesh Cybersecurity summit’ at Fintech Valley here on Friday, IT Minister Nara Lokesh said: “The MoU with Mastercard would in- P13 S For its narrow political interests, BJP may sail with YSRCP S Governors should act with dignity, reiterates Naidu CIVILS EXAM Koreas pledge ‘new era of peace’ il-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance Industries (RIL) on Friday reported its highest quarterly net profit of Rs9,435 crore on record earnings from petrochemical and retail business and rise in profitability of its upstart telecom unit, Jio. WILL RESIST IF CENTRE USES CBI AGAINST ME: CM Jagtial boy tops North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) and South Korean President Moon Jaein at the border village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone on Friday. Kim made history by crossing over the world's most heavily armed border to greet his rival, Moon, for talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons O crease the credit ﬂow to the farmers and the farmers also would get capital investment directly from the companies with low interests. The partnership with Mastercard is an important step towards implementing the best practices in the ﬁeld of cybersecurity in the state. Andhra Pradesh is the ﬁrst state in implementing digital solutions for delivery of public services and it has also created a global ﬁntech eco system. With the successful implementation of the digital services across all the sectors, the cyber security has become an important task for not only the government but, also for individuals as well.” Continued on P6 They should protect the state in this fashion,” he said, adding: “I am convinced that the Centre was getting ready to attack the state in different ways. It might deny all the beneﬁts that are promised to the state under the AP State Reorganisation Act, funding the Polavaram project and other projects.” Naidu dismissed as ridiculous the interpretation of his statement that he was afraid and pointed out that he has nothing to fear. “There are people who are neck deep in cases and are attending courts every Friday. They should be afraid of consequences. I need not worry as I do not have any cases against me,” he said. The Chief Minister pointed out that since YSRCP leaders were afraid of the cases against their leader, they are getting closer to the BJP. The saffron party too, to subserve its narrow political interests, was being friendly with the YSRCP though the BJP had made a pledge that it would root out corruption. “How can the BJP rub shoulders with YSRCP leaders if it was really concerned about corruption?” he asked. Continued on P6 clared by the UPSC, Anudeep stood ﬁrst and Anu Kumari and Sachin Gupta bagged the second and third ranks, respectively. "It is yet to sink in me that I have got the ﬁrst rank" was the ﬁrst reaction of Anudeep, a serving Indian Revenue Service officer. Speaking to The Hans India, Anudeep said, "I had got Indian Revenue Service (IRS) in my second attempt and currently working in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) deContinued on P6 partment."
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