www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL SATURDAY 28 APRIL 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.41°C. Min.30°C. Humidity: 41% Sunrise: 05:46 Sunset: 06:31 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H ‘HEART-TO-HEART’ SUMMIT WINDOWS Xi meets Modi, eyes ‘new chapter’ in ties WHEN MOON MET KIM India will be happy to host the summit in 2019: PM 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. S P8 Indu Malhotra sworn in SC judge 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 P7 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 P7 KCR roars from Kompally TREMORS IN DELHI OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The message that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao sent out from the venue of TRS plenary here on Friday was loud, clear and brief: Before long, he will trigger political tremors at Delhi from Hyderabad. The day-long plenary, which symbolised the party's 17th foundation day, focused mostly on KCR's national ambition of crafting a coalition of compatible parties to serve as a federal front against the BJP and the Congress. Though doubts have been expressed over how a front which does not have Congress in the lead be able to emerge as an effective alternative to the BJP, KCR was emphatic that the formation he was contemplating would usher in a qualitative change at the national level, pushing out the Congress and the BJP. "I was surprised when Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that I was an agent of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. How can this be? The BJP leaders say the front has not even got a tent. If there is no tent, why are you afraid? You are afraid of me since you know that once I take a decision, no one could make me change it," he said and pointed out that the front would work for providing irrigation facility to parched lands in the state. Outlining the priority of the federal front, KCR stressed that it was agri- You’re my diamonds, KCR tells sitting MLAs Hyderabad: In what has come as music to the ears of TRS MLAs, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday said that he was not contemplating replacing any of them in the next Assembly elections. “The reports in the media that at least 30 MLAs would be shown the gate as the party was scouting for new names is baseless. All our MLAs are like diamonds. All of them would be fielded against from their respective constituencies,” he said. But left the door a little ajar saying that “may be in some constituencies party may consider replacements” amidst applause from the MLAs and their supporters. He suggested to the media not to indulge in speculation for at any stage he was contemplating bringing in new faces in constituencies which are represented by the TRS legislators. “Please eschew publishing such stories. We are not thinking on those lines,” he said. NO CABINET RESHUFFLE Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday ruled out any possibility of cabinet expansion. Speaking at the plenary of the party at Kompally here, the Chief Minister said: “The media has been speculating that cabinet reshuffle or expansion is on the cards. It has been coming out with such stories repeatedly. But I want to assure them that there is no move to reconstitute the cabinet.”He said he did not want to reconstitute his cabinet and upset the present applecart. “Why reshuffle? There is no need now,” he said. KCR garlanding Telangana Talli statue Private schools fare well in SSC exams Girls outshine boys with 85% Hyderabad: Private schools secured top ranks in the SSC results, which the Telangana Board of Secondary Education had declared on Friday. The overall pass percentage this year is 83.78 per cent. Girls have outshined boys with a pass percentage of 85 while that of boys is only 82. Jagtial district has topped in terms of pass percentage while Adilabad district has the least pass percentage. While 1,225 private schools have achieved 100 per cent pass percentage, only 865 government schools got the same, according to the State Directorate of Government ExamiContinued on P4 nations (SDGE). DOUBLE DHAMAKA FOR JAGTIAL Jagtial boy tops Civils exam Durishetty Anudeep from Metpally of Jagtial district stands first followed by Anu Kumari from Delhi 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 Durishetty Anudeep Anudeep from Metpally of Jagityal district has been declared the topper with the ﬁrst rank in culture sector that need to be given a hand-holding. "When the federal front comes to power at the Centre, it would provide irrigation facility for 40 crore acres across the nation. This should have been done long ago by the successive governments, but it had never been done," he said. He hit out at the continuation of concurrent list which was nothing but the Centre retaining hold on the states. "Why do you want to have a control over the states?" he asked, implying that he wants rewriting of the constitution itself so that the Centre does not have to bother about subjects like health, roads, agriculture, education and so on. Continued on P4 the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services-2017 examination. According to results declared 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. Continued on P4 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-toheart' meeting that will continue on Saturday. While last year’s high-altitude standoff in the Hi- malayas 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 P4
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