www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL SATURDAY 9 JUNE 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Heavy rain. Overcast Temp: Max.34°C. Min.27°C. Humidity: 53% Sunrise: 05:45 Sunset: 06:48 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H RAMZAN TIMINGS WINDOWS Iftar Saher (Sat) 6.55 pm YSRCP, Cong release ‘charge Jewellery fair kicks off sheets’ against TDP 4-yr rule in Hyderabad (Sun) 4.10 am T P5 he four-year Chandrababu Naidu rule is laden with blatant lies, rampant corruption, immense inefficiency and gross neglect of the people due to the lack of governance, YSR Congress Party said in a charge sheet released on Friday. New York: Renowned chef, food critic and writer Anthony Bourdain has died of a suspected suicide. He was 61. Bourdain, best known for his CNN series “Parts Unknown”, was in Strasbourg, France, to shoot for the new season of the show, reported the network. “It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN said. S P12 Bengaluru: The same gun was used to kill journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh and rationalist M M Kalburgi in Karnataka, the state forensic science laboratory has confirmed in a report, sources in the SIT said. The forensic report submitted to the Special Investigation Team probing the killing of Lankesh is part of the first chargesheet filed recently by the SIT naming K T Naveen Kumar as an accused. This is the first official confirmation of the link between the two killings which happened after a gap of two years of each other. he 11th edition of Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl and Gem Fair 2018, a B2B jewellery trade show was inaugurated in the city on Friday. The threeday trade fair will showcase jewellery brands, wholesalers, retailers, importers and exporters, jewellery manufactures, diamond and gemstone. P13 Maoist plot to assassinate Modi Celebrity chef commits suicide ‘Same gun used to kill Gauri, Kalburgi’ T Fadnavis too receives death threat for Gadchiroli encounter Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu greeting Anganwadi children at Talvaipadu village in Pellakur mandal on Friday Know friends from foes, CM tells people OUR BUREAU Nellore: Seeking people’s support to develop Andhra Pradesh into a state that everyone would envy, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday called upon them to know their friends from foes. Naidu, speaking at a public meeting organised at Naidupet in the district as mark of conclusion of weeklong Nava Nirmana Deeksha, said that he was ready to work untiringly for the welfare of the state and wanted people to repose faith in him. Continued on P6 Pune/Mumbai/New Delhi: Police, investigating the Maoist links to the Koregaon-Bhima caste riots, have stumbled upon letters that point to plans to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, officials said here on Friday. Police have also released pictures of four more persons involved in the Koregaon-Bhima riots of January 1 that left a person dead; and appealed to the public to inform them of their whereabouts. One of the incriminating letters has been found from the home of Delhi-based activist Rona Wilson, who was among the ﬁve activists arrested from different parts of India on Wednesday as part of the probe into the riots conspiracy and "urban Maoist sympathisers". According to the police, they were thinking along the lines of "another Rajiv Gandhi-type incident" by "targeting his roadshows" which they thought "could be an effective strategy". ASSASSINATION OF PM? Varavara trashes allegations Hyderabad: Denying allegations that the Maoists had planned to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi, revolutionary writer Varavara Rao on Friday said the discovery of the letter was nothing but a plant only to suppress the voices of activists ﬁghting on behalf Dalits, Adivasis and minorities. Varavara Rao said there was an attempt to implicate him in the case as the ‘letter’ mentioned Rao being given the responsibility of carrying out the PM assassination the way Rajiv Gandhi was eliminated in Tamil Nadu in the past. Rao said: “There is no chance of ﬁnding the letter in Rona Wilson’s laptop. Continued on P6 The letter also refers to a requirement of Rs 8 crore to procure M4 riﬂes and 400,000 rounds for the purpose. Former prime Minister Gandhi was killed by a LTTE suicide bomber during his campaign for the May 1991 Lok Sabha elections in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu. The investigators also claimed that the communication seized from the laptop of one of the arrested persons says that "Modi has successfully established BJP government in more than 15 states... if this pace continues, then it would mean immense trouble for the Maoist party on all fronts". Accordingly, they were thinking along the lines of "another Rajiv Gandhi-type incident" by "targeting his roadshows" which they though "could be an effective strategy". "It sounds suicidal and there is a good chance we might fail but we feel the party must deliberate over our proposal," one of the letter reads. Continued on P6 Study management of temples, SC tells Centre T he Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre to set up a committee to study how the temples of cultural and architectural importance across the country were managed, particularly vis-a-vis facilities for pilgrims and utilisation of donations/offerings. S P6 Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu during an Iftar party, in Vijayawada on Friday Indian drinking water highly contaminated with uranium Washington: Scientists have found widespread uranium contamination in groundwater from aquifers across 16 states in India, much above the WHO provisional standard for the country. The ﬁndings published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters are the ﬁrst to demonstrate the predominant prevalence of uranium in India’s groundwater. The researchers from Duke University in the US unveiled new data showing that the occurrence in uranium in Indian groundwater - a primary source of drinking water and irrigation - is an emerging and widespread phenomenon. They compiled data on groundwater uranium from 16 Indian states and new data from 324 wells in Rajasthan and Gujarat that shows a high prevalence of uranium concentra- tions above the World Health Organisation (WHO) provisional guideline value Continued on P6 across India. All set for Miosolia Beach Festival S Helicopter ride special attraction of the event S 250 police personnel drafted for special duty S Drones to monitor traﬃc, keep vigil along beach OUR BUREAU Vijayawada: Elaborate arrangements have been made for the successful conduct of 3-day Miosolia Beach Festival which will begin on Saturday at Manginapudi beach near Machilipatnam, the district headquarters of Krishna. The Arrangements being made for beach festival in Machilipatnam district administration in coordination with the police department made fool- proof arrangements for the festival. Food courts, sand art, helicopter ride, camel ride, horse ride, ﬂower show, mangoes and sarees exhibition, para-sailing are some of the events planned by the organisers. The district administration is conducting the festival to promote tourism. So far, wide publicity has been given for the 3-day event. Sports Minister Kollu Ravindra, Machilipatnam MP Konakalla Narayana, district collector B Lakshmikantham, superintendent of police Sarva Sreshta Tripati and other officials are supervising the arrangements. Continued on P6
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