www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL MONDAY 4 JUNE 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: A few tstorms. Overcast Temp: Max.36°C. Min.27°C. Humidity: 58% Sunrise: 05:45 Sunset: 06:46 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H RAMZAN TIMINGS WINDOWS Iftar Saher (Mon) 6.53 pm Amaravati works: Fire on all Gold market remains cylinders, officials told unpredictable (Tue) 4.09 am C P5 Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu unveils the Smart Cycle on the occasion of World Bicycle Day 2018, in New Delhi, on Sunday N-capable Agni-5 missile test-fired successfully New Delhi: India on Sunday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable long range ballistic missile Agni-5 with a strike range of 5,000 km. The missile was launched from Dr Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast. The surface-to-surface missile was launched with the help of a mobile launcher from launch pad number 4 of the Integrated Test Range at Dr Abdul Kalam Island, earlier known as Wheeler Island, in the Bay of Bengal at 9:48 am. This was the sixth trial of the state-of-the-art Agni-5 ballistic missile. S P11 hief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu asked officials to formulate a comprehensive time-bound monthly action plan to speed up the pace of capital city construction works so that the projects are completed on time. Whatever I have to say, I will say in Nagpur: Pranab New Delhi: Breaking his silence on accepting an invitation to attend an RSS event at its Nagpur headquarters on June 7, former President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said whatever he has to say, he will say in Nagpur only. "Whatever I have to say, I will say in Nagpur. I have received several letters, requests and phone calls, but I haven't responded to anyone yet," Mukherjee was quoted as saying by Bengali newspaper Anandabazar Patrika. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has invited Mukherjee to be the chief guest at the concluding function of "Tritiya Varsh Varg" or third-year course and address the Swayamsevaks' on June 7. The RSS invite to Mukherjee sparked off a controversy, as the Congress leaders expressed unhappiness over his acceptance, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Sangh saw nothing wrong in it. Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh also wrote to Mukherjee requesting him not to attend the RSS event. Earlier, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram had urged him to take the opportunity to tell the RSS what is wrong with their ideology. "Now that he has accepted the invitation, there is no point in debating why he accepted it. The more important thing to say is, Sir, you have accepted invitation, please go there and tell them what is wrong with their ideology," the former Union Minister had said. Continued on P6 W ith the proposed summit between the premiers of the USA and North Korea back on track, the geo-political tension has eased though all is not well with the trade relations of USA with China, Canada and Mexico. P13 NAVA NIRMANA DEEKSHA Beware of betrayers: Naidu OUR BUREAU Kurnool: Dubbing the BJP and Congress as "great betrayers" of the trust of the people of Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday called upon them to drive away the saffron party from Andhra soil just as the way they did in respect of the grand old party. Speaking at the Nava Nirmana Deeksha camp at Jonnagiri village in Thuggali mandal, the Chief Minister said that though the BJP remained unhelpful and unresponsive to the pleas of the state for hand-holding, the state had clocked double digit growth. He said even without help from anywhere, he could steer the state to prosperity but the Centre, which should come to the rescue of a state badly hurt by the bifurcation, had abdicated its responsibility. Naidu said if the Congress had divided the sate irrationally, the BJP after coming to power in 2014, did not keep its promise CALLS FOR SAFFRON-MUKT ANDHRA CM Chandrababu Naidu speaking at the Nava Nirmana Deeksha camp at Jonnagiri village in Thuggali mandal on Sunday of delivering special category status and honour a host of other assurances made in the bifurcation Act. He cautioned the people against walking into the trap laid by the Jana Sena and the YSRCP as both of them are appendages of the BJP. "If you A tiger crosses the road as excited tourists look at it with awe at Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra. Photo: A Pydiraju NIPAH SCARE IN TIRUPATI Collector says the patient is not virus-affected OUR BUREAU Tirupati: Rumours have spread widely in Tirupati of possible a Nipah virus case in the Ruia Hospital on Sunday. There was a scare in the city when a woman patient, who is also a doctor, was brought to the hospital on Saturday night. She was kept under observation as she had returned from Calicut where she had worked in a hospital and treated a patient with symptoms of Nipah virus. After the Kerala government alerted AP to keep her under observation, District Collector PS Pradyumna directed the authorities to keep her under observation in the Ruia Hospital. While she was at MINISTER ALLAYS FEARS Chittoor Collector PS Pradyumna at Ruia hospital where the patient is kept in for observation her native village V Kota, authorities brought her to the Ruia Hospital and kept her under observation in A-ward. Continued on P6 Chittoor: Denying reports of Nipah virus found in Tirupati, industries minister N Amaranatha Reddy appealed to people that there was no need to panic as no case of the virus had been found. He pointed out that district collector P S Pradyumna and other medical experts had already visited Ruia Government Hospital in Tirupati and found that no Nipah virus case was identiﬁed. He said the state government has already taken steps to prevent spread of Nipah virus in the state. Water logging threat looms as drain works delayed MD AMEEN Vijayawada: Residents of Vijayawada have to face hardship this rainy season too due to slow progress of the storm water drain works, which were taken up in September 2016. The Central government had sanctioned Rs 451 crore to help the civic body address the problem of water logging whenever there is a downpour. But, due to technical and administrative reasons, the works were delayed and started only in June 2017. Of the total 443 km works proposed, only 120 km works have been completed till the end of May, said Executive Engineer (Public Health) RAIN WATER STAGNATION FEARED N Prasada Rao. The storm water drains are connected to Ryves canal, Bandar Canal, Budameru drain, Eluru canal in the city and Guntur Thippa drain in Auto Nagar. Small drains are connected to the major drains, which will be connected to canals and Budameru. A detailed survey has been conducted for construction of side drains in the city. The L&T company, the contractors of the works, had decided to construct 443 km drains, including 142 km major drains and 301 km minor drains. In the last one year, less than 30 per cent works were completed. If the drain works continue at snail’s pace, the denizens have to face problems with stagnation of rain water in the pits and trenches dug for laying the cement drains and construction of culverts. Roads were dug in many parts of the city for construction of drains. There is a danger of vehicles getting skid on the roads due to presence of mud. The workers are digging mud and dumping on the roads. The mud may prove dangerous in the rainy season for vehicles. There is a possibility of falling little children in the pits dug for laying side drains. The contractors are using precast technology for the construction of side drains. Continued on P6 vote for either YSRCP or Pawan Kalyan, it is as good as voting for the BJP," he said. Later Naidu interacted with the farmers and the residents of SC and BC colonies in the village. During the interaction, Naidu told them that the aim of Grama Darshani is to understand the people and their woes from a close distance. "The government is working hard for the welfare of the poor. None other than the TDP government has waived crop loans of Rs 24000 crore. Continued on P6 LOCAL BREAKTHROUGH UoH team develops unbreakable, multi-utility glass V R C PHANIHARAN Hyderabad: A team of researchers from the University of Hyderabad (UoH) have developed an optically transparent ﬂexible composite material having a wide range of usage in practical applications. The newly developed material is unbreakable, almost invisible and has long-lasting durability. The optically transpar- ent ﬂexible composite material (glass) has been fabricated at the Advanced Material and Nanomechanical and Microwave Sensors (NEMS) Laboratory in the School of Engineering Sciences and Technology of UoH. Continued on P6
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