www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL WEDNESDAY 13 JUNE 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Tstorms early. Morning clouds Temp: Max.34°C. Min.27°C. Humidity: 44% Sunrise: 05:46 Sunset: 06:49 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H RAMZAN TIMINGS WINDOWS Iftar Saher (Wed) 6.56 pm Kanna seeks funds, incentives Telangana not okay with from PM for AP development GST on fuel, liquor: Eatala (Thu) 4.09 am T he Congress has begun preparations for Rajya Sabha elections to be held on March 23. The party leaders have been taking measures to ensure maximum number of votes for the candidate. P5 T elangana Finance Minister Eatala Rajender on Tuesday said the State would suffer huge financial losses if the Centre brings petrol and diesel under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST). The historic summit Vajpayee responding to treatment New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, undergoing treatment for urinary tract infection at the AIIMS here, is responding well and his vital parameters are stable, hospital officials said on Tuesday. Vajpayee was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Monday. Vajpayee's hospitalisation triggered VIP visits including that of PM Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday, followed by Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and MDMK leader Vaiko on Tuesday. Bhaiyyuji Maharaj shoots himself dead Indore: Bhaiyyuji Maharaj, a Madhya Pradesh-based spiritual guru who had prominent followers from different political parties, committed suicide on Tuesday by shooting himself at his residence. The 50-year-old guru, who was recently given the status of a Minister of State died after he was admitted to a hospital in a critical condition. S P11 TRUMP, KIM AGREE ON DENUCLEARISATION Singapore: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pledged to completely denuclearize the Korean Peninsula in exchange for security guarantees for Pyongyang during their landmark summit here on Tuesday, ushering in the start of a new era that could break a cycle of nuclear brinkmanship and stave off a military confrontation. "Chairman Kim has before him an opportunity like no other to be remembered as the leader who ushered in a glorious new era of prosperity for his people," Trump said at a news conference in Singapore following more than four hours of talks with Kim. "He reaffirmed his unwavering commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," the US leader said, adding that Kim also agreed to destroy a missile site in North Korea. "We're ready to write a new chapter between our nations." In fact, the handshake of the two leaders was historic. President Trump touted his unprecedented meeting with Kim Jong Un as a breakthrough that would ease decades of tensions that have made the Korean Peninsula one of the most dan- THE KEY TAKES S The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new USDPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity S The US and the DPRK will join their eﬀorts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula S Reaﬃrming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula S The US and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identiﬁed The 13-second handshake E arlier at the day’s start, the choreographers and protocol teams did their work: both men emerged pretty much on cue, having left their respective hotels within minutes of each other, at the scheduled time of 9am from opposite porticos at the Capella Singapore hotel to engage in a ﬁrst handshake timed at 13 seconds. It wasn’t on the battling alpha male Richter scale that characterized Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron’s’ ﬁrst greeting, but it was hearty. Trump put his hand out ﬁrst, Kim following his lead. Trump grasped Kim’s right arm, and then, later, took hold of Kim’s left arm as they turned to face photographers. gerous places on Earth. "We're prepared to start a new history, and we're ready to write a new chapter," a relaxed and triumphant Trump said at a news conference after the one-day summit in Singapore. He called the outcome a "ﬁrst, bold step for a brighter future." "The world will see a major change," Kim had declared as the two men stood side-by-side in front of a phalanx of US and North Korean ﬂags. Continued on P6 Race for DGP post hots up MD AMEEN Vijayawada: Since less than three weeks are left for Director-General of Police M Malakondaiah to retire interesting discussions are on in the state particularly among the police department that who will be the next DGP. So far, the names of four senior IPS officers are making rounds among the police circle for the coveted post of new DGP. The state government has amended the AP Police Act (Reforms) so that the state can appoint the new DGP of its choice instead of sending the list of probables to the UPSC for the appointment. Senior IPS officers, Gautam Sawang, the commissioner of police, R P Thakur, Director-General of Anti-Corruption Bureau, N Surendrababu, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of the APSRTC and A R Anuradha, Di- S S S S DGP Malakondaiah will retire on June 30 4 oﬃcers in race for the coveted post State government can appoint new DGP of its choice No need to send the list of probables to the UPSC RP Thakur, N Surendrababu, AR Anuradha and Gautam Sawang rector-General of Vigilance and Enforcement are in the race. Among the top aspirants, two officers -- Gautam Sawang and R P Thakur -- are reportedly lobbying for the prestigious post. The 57-year-old Thakur is 1986 batch officer. Thakur has been trying to root out corruption in all departments since he assumed charge as ACB chief in November 2016. Dozens of Disproportionate Assets (DA) and trap cases were booked against the tainted officials working in various departments particularly Municipal, Endowment, Panchayat Raj, Revenue, Transport and Police departments across the state since Thakur assumed charge nearly 18 months ago. Continued on P6 ISRO to transfer Li-ion tech for `1 cr Bengaluru: Indian space agency ISRO on Tuesday announced that it has decided to transfer its own lithium ion cell technology to Indian industry on a non-exclusive basis for usage in automobiles for Rs 1 crore. In a statement, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said the initiative will accelerate the development of indigenous electric vehicle industry. The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) located in Kerala will transfer the lithium ion cell technology to the successful Indian industries/start-ups on nonexclusive basis to establish produc- tion facilities in the country that can produce cells of varying size, capacity, energy density and power density catering to the entire spec- trum of power storage requirements, ISRO said. According to ISRO, the request for qualiﬁcation (RFQ) will be is- sued from Wednesday for a price of Rs 25,000 and a security deposit of Rs 400,000 has to be paid along with the application. The RFQ contains a brief description of qualiﬁcation process & technology transfer process, instructions to applicants, eligibility criteria, timelines and various forms for submitting RFQ. Interested applicants shall attend a pre-application conference scheduled on July 13. All queries or request for additional information concerning the RFQ shall be attended only in the pre-application conference, the space agency said. P13 Go to people, Naidu tells leaders, cadre TDP chief reminds rank and ﬁle how crucial next six months are OUR BUREAU Amaravati: Telugu Desam Party has decided to embark on a twopronged strategy to meet the challenges from opposition. The party coordination committee meeting that was held here on Tuesday decided to depend more on door-to-door campaign to highlight the achievements of the government to the people. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu directed all the party leaders, including MLAs to hit the road, go into the villages talk to people and showcase various developmental activities the government had taken up with special emphasis on how inter linking of Godavari and Kr- ishna has helped farmers of Krishna and certain parts of the Rayalaseema region. They have also been asked to make a detailed presentation on how the state has been able to attract major manufacturing units like Kia Motors and mobile manuContinued on P6 facturers. Nellore to get high-end cyber lab to ﬁght crime The state-of-the-art lab to come at a cost of `2.5 cr P V PRASAD Nellore: A high-end cyber lab to curb modern day crimes is coming up in Nellore soon. As part of strengthening crime laboratories across Andhra Pradesh, Nellore district is the ﬁrst one to have the state-of-the-art cyber lab on the pilot basis. The Police department had planned to set up sophisticated laboratories for their crime-related analysis across the state at around 20 places that include 18 rural and urban police district unit offices in 13 districts. A central lab was proposed in Vijayawada linked to all units in the state for coorContinued on P6 dination.
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