www.thehansindia.com SUNDAY 6 MAY 2018 KURNOOL | PAGES 36 | `5.00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H In the beginning, superhero movies were all flash and no bang but when Marvel decided to take the leap of faith in 2008, it changed the landscape of the movie industry forever and we have ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ that shattered all the records across the globe. One might credit this to an overnight success but this is the end of the road 10 years in the making. What began with ‘Iron Man’ will conclude in the upcoming ‘Avengers 4’ 12 & 13 WINDOWS Gadkari gives nod for inland waterways project OMG! ASI makes faux pas over TTD temples OUR BUREAU Tirupati: The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) beat a hasty retreat after attempting to declare the group of temples under the TTD at Tirumala as protected monuments, sensing that it would result in a political blowback as it would mean rufﬂing the religious sentiments of the people. The ASI's move comes at a time when the state is at loggerheads with the Centre over several issues, including denial of Special Category Status to AP and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has been pummelling Prime Minister Narendra Modi every day for breaking the promise made to the people. The move is being viewed as an attempt to settle political scores with the TDP government using the ASI as cat's paw, regardless of the fact that TTD is a religious and spiritual institution which Hyderabad: In a significant development, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Water Resources Nitin Gadkari on Saturday greenlighted the Inland Waterways project on the river Godavari linking Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. He said he was ready to float an SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) with the Centre and the three states. S P4 US-N Korea summit likely in Singapore Washington: The Singapore-based Straits Time on Saturday quoted, a South Korean-based newspaper report that Singapore is the 'strongest' place to host the summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. This follows a recent tweet by Trump asking suggestions whether historic summit could be held at the demilitarised zone on the Korean border. It has been reported that the summit is most likely to be held in the third week of June after Trump returns from a visit to Canada to take part in the G-7 summit from June 8 to 9. is very sacrosanct for the people of Hindu faith. The ASI Amaravati Circle wrote to the TTD executive officer on Friday that it intended to declare temples under TTD's control as protected monuments, which is being interpreted as the Hyderabad: IYR Krishna Rao, who was Executive Officer of the TTD when the c o n t rove r s y over gold-plating of the walls of the Tirumala Temple was raging in 2011, has said that he had written to the Archeological Survey of India then, drawing its attention to the decision of the specified authority which was in office then, to urge the ASI to make a study of the architecture and heritage value of the temple and declare it as a protected monument. Centre making an attempt to wrest control over the TTD which is an autonomous institution. Continued on Page 4 Continued on Page 4 ‘Congress, JD-S in secret poll tie-up’ n Modi alleges they are pretending to fight Police in Russia detain opposition leader Moscow: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and hundreds of anti-Kremlin activists were detained by police on Saturday during street protests against Vladimir Putin ahead of his inauguration for a fourth presidential term. Navalny had called for people to take to the streets in more than 90 towns and cities across the world’s largest country to register their opposition to what Navalny says is Putin’s autocratic Tsar-like rule.At least 350 people were detained at opposition protests across Russia, according to reports. S P11 It won’t undermine TTD authority: IYR HERITAGE AUTHORITY ATTEMPTS TO TAKE OVER GROUP OF TEMPLES Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu speaking to the relatives of the nine-year-old rape victim at the Government General Hospital in Guntur on Saturday RAPISTS SHOULD BE HANGED: NAIDU Tumakuru: Taking head-on the two rival parties of the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday charged the ruling Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) of being in tacit alliance for the May 12 Karnataka assembly polls while pretending to ﬁght in parts of the southern state. "The people of Karnataka have right to know about the alliance between the Congress and JD-S because they pretend to fight in some parts of the state, while being together in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara ‘CUT BHASHAN & PROMOTE ACTION’ n Siddaramaiah lashes out at Modi's graft charges Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the latter’s speech where he alleged that the Karnataka government was a corruption tank with a pipeline going directly to New Delhi. Continued on Page 4 Palike (BBMP) as evident from the latter's support to the ruling party's corporator (Sampath Raj) in becoming the city mayor last year," said Modi at a public rally, organised by the BJP to campaign for its candidates in the northwest district, about 70 km from here. The Congress and JD-S had tied up to run the Bengaluru civic body after the 2017 elections for the state capital's 198 wards, denying BJP the mayoral post. Continued on Page 4 CM meets rape victim in hospital Guntur: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said those who sexually assault women and minor girls should be hanged in public and urged lawyers not to argue on behalf of such people. Naidu said: "There is no place for such criminals. Whoever commits such crimes...it should be the last day of his life." "They should be hanged. We will deal with them sternly and book them under Nirbhaya Act and POCSO Act. It should serve as a strong warning to others," he said. Talking to reporters after visiting the nine-year-old sexual assault victim at the Government General Hospital here, Naidu welcomed the death penalty to child rapists under the new law. "We have to deal with such criminals ﬁrmly. Women should spit on their faces if they are found on streets. At the same time, we should also create awareness among people against such crimes," he added. The Chief Minister announced that Rs 5 lakh would be deposited in the girl's name for her future. This was in addition to the Rs 5 lakh compensation offered to the victim's family on Friday. A two-acre agricultural land, a house and an outsourced job would also be given to the victim's father. "Personally, I will bear all expenses of the girl's education till she reaches a higher position. I will be her guardian," Naidu promised. Continued on Page 4 Nandi TV Awards Committee members submitting a report of 2015 to Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu at the Grievance Hall in S Report: P5 Undavalli on Saturday 3 LeT terrorists killed in J&K encounter Policemen stand guard as protesters blocked the road near the encounter site that took place between security forces and militants in Srinagar, on Saturday Srinagar: Three Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were killed in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday on the outskirts of Srinagar. Based on an intelligence input, the Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel cordoned off an underconstruction building, near the Chattabal area this morning, the police said. "All the three terrorists are neutralised and I believe it was a Lashker-e-Taiba module," Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Range) Swayam Prakash Pani said, adding, "On the basis of the materials recovered from the site, it was found that the terrorists belonged to the LeT." S P11 KANSAS SHOOTING Kuchibhotla’s killer sentenced to life Chicago: A man in the US state of Kansas who shot dead an Indian immigrant while shouting "get out of my country," was sentenced to life in prison on Friday. Adam Purinton had previously pleaded guilty to the racial slur-filled, drunken attack in February last year at a suburban bar and restaurant in the Midwestern state. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, was killed in the assault in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe. His friend Alok Madasani, also Indian, was injured along with a bystander, Ian Grillot, who tried to intervene. The 52-year-old Purinton re- ceived the maximum punishment for the murder, and two sentences of 165 months each for the attempted murders, the prosecutor's office said. While Purinton would be eligible for parole in 50 years, he was likely to spend the rest of his life in prison. He is also facing federal hate crime and firearms charges, which could result in the death penalty. Continued on Page 4 InSight: Nasa launches mission to Mars Vandenberg Air Force Base: Nasa on Saturday blasted off its latest Mars lander, InSight, designed to perch on the surface and listen for "Marsquakes" ahead of eventual human missions to explore the Red Planet. "Three, two, one, liftoff!" said a Nasa commentator as the spacecraft launched on a dark, foggy morning atop an Atlas V rocket at 4:05 am Pacific time (1105 GMT) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, marking Nasa's first interplanetary launch from the US west coast. After a smooth launch from California, the Atlas V (ﬁve) rocket put the Mars InSight lander into a temporary parking orbit around Earth. An hour later, the upper stage ﬁred and put the spacecraft on a direct path toward Mars. The $993 million project aims to expand human knowledge of interior conditions on Mars, inform efforts to send human explorers there, and reveal how rocky planets like the Earth formed billions of years ago. If all goes as planned, the lander should settle on the Red Planet on November 26. Its name, InSight, is short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport. Nasa chief scientist Jim Green said experts already know that Mars has quakes, avalanches and meteor strikes. "But how quake-prone is Mars? That is fundamental information that we need to know as humans that explore Mars," Green said. The key instrument on board is a seismometer, called the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure, made by the French Space Agency. After the lander settles on the Martian surface, a robotic arm is supposed to emerge and place the seismometer directly on the ground. The second main instrument is a self-hammering probe that will monitor the ﬂow of heat in the planet's subsurface. Called the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package, it was made by the German Space Agency with the participation of the Polish Space Agency. Continued on Page 4
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