www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL THURSDAY 3 MAY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.41°C. Min.28°C. Humidity: 30% Sunrise: 05:44 Sunset: 06:33 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Sri Reddy to take legal Vedanta, ONGC top bidders route against trollers in auction for 55 oil blocks C P3 Chhota Rajan gets life in jail for murder of journalist J Dey Mumbai: Nearly seven years after the murder of veteran journalist Jyotirmoy Dey sent shock waves through the country, a court in Mumbai has convicted gangster Chhota Rajan in the case. He has been given life imprisonment for the crime. Former journalist Jigna Vora, who was accused of instigating Chhota Rajan for the murder, has been acquitted for lack of evidence. Eight others have been convicted. S P7 Basque separatists ETA announce dissolution Madrid: Basque separatist group ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna or "Basque Homeland and Freedom") announced it was fully disbanding, the final step to the definitive end of its deadly decades-long independence campaign, in a letter published on Wednesday by a Spanish news site. "ETA has decided to declare its historical cycle and functions terminated, putting an end to its journey," the group said in a letter published by Spanish online newspaper El Diario. S P8 ontroversial actress Sri Reddy, who created a sensation by stripping herself in full public glare to protest against the sexual abuses she was subjected to from Tollywood, has decided to fight a legal battle with the trolls on her derogatory remarks on actor Pawan Kalyan. M ining moghul Anil Agarwal's Vedanta Ltd and state-owned ONGC were top bidders on Wednesday for 55 oil and gas blocks offered in India's maiden open acreage auction that was shunned by domestic private and international energy majors. IT’S A CONGLOMERATION OF PARTIES, NOT FRONT KCR ducks question on inclusion of Congress OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday made some more progress in his efforts to evolve a coalition of political parties to act as an alternative to the BJP and the Congress by spending quality time with Samajwadi Party president and former chief minister of UP Akhilesh Yadav. Lately, KCR has been meeting leaders who shared his concern for an action plan for the nation and for formation of a central coalition of parties that could implement it for the beneﬁt of people at large. The Chief Minister, after the meeting with Akhilesh, made it clear that they were not looking for formation of a front as such but only were trying to bring together the parties that have a common vision for a radical change in policy and administration. "My aim is not to cobble up a coalition to make someone the prime minister. My effort is apolitical and my intention is to get on one side the parties Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao with former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav at Pragati Bhavan in Hyderabad on Wednesday that share my desire for a better and powerful nation," he said. Though KCR did not react to a reporter's question whether Congress would be in or out in the coalition that they were evolving, Akhilesh Yadav, however, said that it was not proper to raise the question, as, at present the effort is to mobilise support for an anti-BJP formation in the interest of the nation. By saying so, he implied that he was not against Congress, but this may have embarrassed KCR as in Telangana Congress happens to be his rival.Akhilesh's prevarication on the question of whether the Congress would be in or out is on account of his compulsion not to hurt Congress president Rahul Gandhi with whom he has a good rapport. He even differed with his father Mulayam on this Continued on P4 count. AP EAMCET RESULTS It’s Suraj again TELANGANA STUDENTS BAG MANY TOP RANKS OUR BUREAU Gattu Mytraya of Ranga Reddy district and third rank by Pinnamreddy Lokeswar Reddy of YSR Kadapa district. Supriya is a student of Sri Chaitanya College in Vizag. Her father, Jangala been working towards this for a long time. Vijayawada: Bhogi Suraj The second rank in Krishna of Srikakulam disAgriculture and Medical trict topped the AP EAMstream was secured by CET 2018 in the engineerGanjikunta Sreevathsav ing stream, while Jangala of Kurnool district and Sai Supriya from Visakhapthird rank by Koduru Sriatnam stood ﬁrst in harsha of Krthe Agricultural and ishna district. Medical stream. Gosula Laxman Suraj Krishna has Rao and M Dastatopped the Joint giri of Ranga Entrance ExaminaReddy district setion (JEE-Mains) cured the fourth for admissions to and fifth ranks engineering colleges respectively with across the country, combined score with over 2.3 lakh of 147.99, and students, qualifying Bhogi Suraj Krishna Jangala Sai Supriya 93.78. Even sixth the test whose reand seventh sults were declared reVarahala Gupthajee, is ranks went to Basavaraju cently by the CBSE. working as DGM in HinChengal Raju and A HRD Minister Ganta duja power plant. ExVenkata Phani VamsiSrinivasa Rao released the pressing happiness over nath of Ranga Reddy disresults of the AP EAMCETthe first rank secured by trict, respectively with 2018 on Wednesday. his daughter, he said his combined score of 93.51 Second rank in engidaughter aims for a seat and 92.86. Continued on P4 neering was secured by in AIIMS, Delhi and has Justice Joseph’s elevation as SC judge BIE’s bid to rein in Inter hostels falls ﬂat COLLEGIUM DEFERS DECISION V R C PHANIHARAN Hyderabad: The Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education’s (T SBIE) ambitious plan to regulate hostels attached to the private junior colleges in the State from the academic year 2018-19 has fallen ﬂat. Giving a rude shocker to the board, nearly 98 per cent of the colleges with attached hostels did not apply for permissions despite the last date to submit applications with late fee had ended on April 20. According to sources, the colleges had requested the board to extend the date as it would take time to submit the certiﬁcates like trade licences, ﬁre safety certiﬁcate, lease deed and the like asked by the board for granting permission. Considering the same, the board has given time till April 30 for the submission of applications. However, out of 600 private unaided junior colleges, most of them are corporate colleges, only 30 colleges have so far submitted their applications till April 28. Speaking to The Hans India, a senior official from the board said, "It seems unlikely to expect that all the remaining colleges would submit applications for hostel permission within two days left for the last date extended by the board." It may be mentioned here that the State government had brought the hostels attached to the corporate junior colleges in the State under the regulatory preview of the TSBIE. Continued on P4 New Delhi: The Supreme Court Collegium on Wednesday deferred a decision on the issue of reconsidering its recommendation to elevate Uttarakhand Chief Justice KM Joseph as the judge of the apex court which was sent back by the government last week. The 5-member Collegium comprising CJI Dipak Misra and justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph met after the workings hours, but no decision was taken. The resolution of the meeting uploaded on the apex court website said the Collegium had met "to consider the following agenda: 'To reconsider the case of Jus- tice KM Joseph, Chief Justice, Uttarakhand High Court (Parent High Court: Kerala), pursuant to letters dated 26th & 30th April, 2018 received from Ministry of Law & Justice, Government of India and also to consider the names Cabinet okays plan to set up 20 AIIMS New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved a plan to set up 20 All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) across the country, six of which have already been established, and to upgrade 73 medical colleges. The decisions are part of the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), which has been extended by two years till 2020, with a ﬁnancial outlay of Rs 14,832 crore, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters while brieﬁng on the Cabinet deContinued on P4 cisions. Rising temperature, lightning play havoc lightning strikes recorded in a single day in 11 districts on May 1 Recorded strikes P9 Nature’s fury Nellore 11,955 Prakasam 4,725, Srikakulam 4,703 Guntur 4,101 Vizianagaram 3,901 East Godavari 3,216 Krishna 2,925 persons lost lives due to Vizag 2,698 thunderbolts Chittoor 1,706 Most of them died because they were West Godavari 768 taking shelter under trees waiting for Kadapa 327 the nature’s fury to subside Steep rise in temperature said to be the reason for the hailstorms and lightning strikes 1.4 lakh strikes recorded in state since April 1 OUR BUREAU Vijayawada: It may sound unbelievable, but the truth is 41,025 lightning strikes recorded in Andhra Pradesh on May 1 due to sudden rise in temperature with formation of upper air circulation in north coastal Andhra and Chhattisgarh. These lightnings claimed the lives of 14 persons in various parts of the state. Though the State Disaster management is sending SMS alerts to the people via mobiles phones, print and electronic media and social media, deaths are taking place as people are not heeding the advice to remain indoors at the time of lightning. Nellore district recorded the highest number of lightning strikes with 11,955 followed by Prakasam (4725), Srikakulam (4703), Guntur (4101), Vizianagaram (3901). East Godavari (3216), Krishna (2925), Vizag (2698), Chittoor (1706), West Godavari (768) and Kadapa (327). Warning messages were sent to the people of 443 mandals in 11 districts of the state excluding Kadapa and Anantapur. Due to availability of modern technology, the department of disaster manage- ment is able to alert the people in order to save the lives of people, livestock or property. Most of the people who died due to lighting strikes were those who were taking shelter under trees, waiting for the nature’s fury to subside. Since April 1, 1.4 lakh lightnings have struck the state resulting in death of dozens of people. A senior official working in the State Disaster Management department said dozens of people mostly villagers lost lives due to thunderbolts in the state during the last few years. Continued on P4 of Judges from Calcutta, Rajasthan, and Telangana & Andhra Pradesh High Courts for elevation as Judges of the Supreme Court, in view of the concept of fair representation. Deferred," the resolution said. Justice Chelameswar had not come to court on Wednesday but attended the collegium meeting. The Collegium, an official said, discussed threadbare the note sent to the CJI by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad while returning the ﬁle relating to the recommendation to elevate Justice Joseph as an apex court judge. Justice Joseph's name was recommended along with then senior advocate Indu Malhotra on January 10 for their elevation as apex court judges. The government had on 26 April declined to accept the recommendation of the Collegium and asked it to reconsider his name. Malhotra was sworn in as the judge of the apex court on April 27. Justice KM Joseph, who had headed the bench that had quashed the Narendra Modi government's decision to impose President's rule in the Congressruled hill state in 2016, was not considered to be elevated as a Supreme Court judge by the Centre which said the proposal was not in accordance with the top court's parameters. Mana Kuragayalu at Mana Metro MAHESH AVADHUTHA Hyderabad: This is good news for people staying in the vicinity of Hyderabad Metro Rail stations as well as passengers using the new urban transport system. Mana Kuragayalu, the outlets selling farm fresh vegetables and fruits at affordable rates at various places in the state capital, are set to make their way into Metro Rail stations between Miyapur and Nagole. In the ﬁrst phase, eleven stalls would be thrown open to public between Miyapur-Paradise stretch. Marketing department is targeting to inaugurate the outlets on June 2, coinciding with Telangana Formation Day. Similar stalls between Secunderabad and Nagole would be taken up in the next phase. Marketing Minister T Harish Rao took up this proposal with Metro Rail MD NVS Reddy after which decks were cleared for stalls at various stations to bene- Convenience of Commuting Mana Kuragayalu aims to provide remunerative prices to farmers and make fresh vegetables available to the urban consumers at affordable price 11 Miyapur, JNTU, Kukatpally, Balanagar, Bharat Nagar, SR Nagar, Ameerpet, Begumpet, Prakash Nagar, Rasoolpura, Paradise Mana Kuragayalu outlets to come up between MiyapurParadise Metro stations Erragadda, ESI and Moosapet stations will not have stalls since vegetable markets already exist at these stations Each stall will be of state-of-the-art facility on a 200 to 300 sq ft area Similar stalls between Secunderabad and Nagole to be come up soon ﬁt scores of city residents. Telangana government started this initiative in Hyderabad in August 2014. At present there are 55 such stalls across the state capital, including various government offices like Secretariat, BRKR Bhavan, Jala Soudha as well as KBR Park, Sardar Patel Nagar in Kukatpally to name a few. YJ Padma Harsha, general manager, Mana Kuragayalu project stated that Mana Kuragayalu outlets would be established at the streetlevel area near steps so that passengers and locals can just drop in and buy vegetables and fruits of their Continued on P4 choice.
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