SUNDAY 6 MAY 2018 WARANGAL | PAGES 36 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com 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 Rapists should be hanged: Naidu 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 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. on Friday that it intended to declare temples under TTD's control as protected monuments, which is being interpreted as the Centre making an attempt to wrest control over the TTD which is an autonomous institution. Continued on Page 4 n Modi alleges they are pretending to fight Police in Russia detain opposition leader US-N Korea summit likely in Singapore is very sacrosanct for the people of Hindu faith. The ASI Amaravati Circle wrote to the TTD executive officer 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. Continued on Page 4 ‘Congress, JD-S in secret poll tie-up’ 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." S P4 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 Union minister Gadkari having a word with Telangana minister K T Rama Rao at the foundation-laying programme of highway projects in Hyderabad on Saturday Gadkari gives nod for inland waterways project • To ﬂoat an SPV with TS, AP and Maharashtra states • Union minister announces `2000 crore initial grant • DPR to be prepared to commence works this year OUR BUREAU 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. Gadkari called upon the three states to send proposals regarding the same at the earliest. Stat- ing that he would instruct his ministry officials to prepare a DPR, he exuded conﬁdence of setting the ball rolling for the Godavari Inland Waterways project works this year itself. Further, he announced Rs 2000 crore grant initially for this project. Gadkari felt that the waterways project on Godavari would boost TS and AP economy hugely. Gadkari was reacting to an appeal made by Telangana minister K T Rama Rao to include Telangana in the Inland Waterways project. Both shared the stage at the foundation stone programme held here on Saturday for four new projects to be undertaken by the Union Highways ministry and Telangana government The Central minister said that the Inland Waterways is his dream project. Continued on Page 4 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 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 Rythu Bandhu to attract attention of nation n KCR INVITES A BATTERY OF LEADERS On the invite list PATAN AFZAL BABU DMK working president MK Stalin West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Hyderabad: The launch of Telangana State Government’s prestigious crop investment support programme -- Rythu Bandhu is set to be a major national event on May 10 as a battery of leaders from many states in the country is expected to watch the rollout of the big-ticket farmer-friendly scheme. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is taking enough care to ensure that the event would serve as a launch pad for his national ambitions for which he had already started his work. In the recent past, the Chief Minister met several national leaders and broached his idea DMK MP Kanimozhi JMM leader Hemant Soren Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy 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 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 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 of a national federal front with antiBJP leaders though some of them are not strictly anti-Congress as he wants them to be, since his front also wants to take the Congress by its horns. The invitations for Rythu Bandhu programme have already been sent to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, DMK working president MK Stalin and MP Kanimozhi from Tamil Nadu, JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy from Karnataka, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader and former chief minister Hemant Soren and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav. Continued on Page 4 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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