www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL THURSDAY 14 JUNE 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Tstorms early. Morning clouds Temp: Max.37°C. Min.27°C. Humidity: 37% Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 06:49 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H RAMZAN TIMINGS WINDOWS Iftar Saher (Thu) 6.57 pm Govt to extend financial CarZ opens outlet help to 1,000 students in Ahmedabad (Fri) 4.09 am T State’s fitness priority, HDK to PM Bengaluru (PTI): Responding to the fitness challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said he was more concerned about "developing fitness" of the state and sought his support for it. "Dear @narendramodi ji I am honoured & thank U very much for d concern about my health I believe physical fitness is imptnt for all & supportd cause," Kumaraswamy said in a tweet on his official Twitter handle @CMofKarnataka. S P11 Cabinet nod for `24k cr FDI in HDFC Bank New Delhi: The central government on Wednesday approved the proposal of HDFC Bank to raise additional capital Rs 24,000 crore by selling equity to foreign investors to fund its business growth. This includes premium, over and above the previous approved limit of Rs 10,000 crore, that the composite foreign shareholding in the bank should not exceed 74 per cent of the enhanced paid-up equity share capital of the bank, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said after the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. S P13 he State government wants to provide financial help to a large number of students for foreign education under the NTR Videshi Vidyadharana scheme. P5 C arZ, a multi-brand car repair company has opened its first franchisee owned automated centre in Ahmedabad, Gujarat under its strategic partnership with Shree Shubh Labh Auto Services. GUV IN BJP STRATEGY MEET TO FIGHT NAIDU? Kanna to meet Modi along with ESL for the next move OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The BJP appears to be set on opening up a battlefront in Andhra Pradesh against Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. AP state BJP president Kanna Lakshminarayna will discuss the battle moves with Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again; this time along with Governor ESL Narasimhan on June 15, say sources. For them, it would be a two-day sojourn in Delhi to script strategies to deal Naidu who is going overboard in attacking the Prime Minister and the BJP dispensation. As the Telugu Desam camp would be watching with growing interest, Lakshminarayana, who met the KCR FOR DELHI TODAY Quota, zonal system to find place in CM-PM talks Prime Minister on Tuesday, has been asked to stay in Delhi for two more days and will attend the meeting with PM along with the Governor. Top sources said that the meeting is likely to ﬁnalise a political strategy to be adopted by the BJP in Andhra Pradesh ahead of 2019 elections. The frequent visits to Delhi by the Governor and the meetings between PM and Governor in the recent times have assumed political signiﬁcance. Sources said the Governor will brief Modi about the fresh political developments taking place in Andhra Pradesh and share his views with regard to the ongoing ﬁght for special status by the YSR Congress and also the deekshas organised recently by the ruling TDP under the leadership of Chandrababu Naidu and its impact on state politics diContinued on P6 rectly. IRON FIST AGAINST AP, TS No steel plants at Kadapa, Bayyaram, Centre tells SC OUR BUREAU T elangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao will raise several issues pertaining to the state when he meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in New Delhi. The Prime Minister gave him the audience at 12.30 pm. KCR will be leaving for Delhi on Thursday. S P6 Centre was of the view. Establishing the plants would only mean loss-makNew Delhi: The Centre here on ing industry and who would take the Wednesday ﬁled an affidavit in the responsibility then, it asked. Supreme Court in response to The affidavit was in response its directive stating that the to the directive of the Apex Bifurcation Task Force constituted by Court following a petition Act has only the Steel Ministry to by Congress MLC P Sudsuggested study the feasibility of hakar Reddy sometime undertaking the setting up steel plants at back seeking its interfeasibility study and Bayyaram and Kadapa vention in setting up the has given an adverse re- not the establishment plants as promised in the of the steel port against the same. bifurcation Act. plants The affidavit stated that The court had sought the the studies in the two areas had submissions of the two state shown least quantities of the iron ore governments in this regard and also and of poor quality and hence there asked the Centre to respond. was no way the projects could come On coming to know of the Centre's up there. Moreover, the AP Reorganiaffidavit, TDP MP C M Ramesh critization Act, 2014 had only suggested cised the Centre for not keeping yet undertaking the feasibility studies and another promise of it. Continued on P6 not establishing the plants there, the 3 pilgrims killed in Bhogapuram mishap OUR BUREAU Bhogapuram (Vizianagaram): In a sheer quirk of fate, three pilgrims returning from Varanasi died and 10 others sustained critical injuries when a truck hit the bus in which they were travelling in the rear which made the driver lose control and hit a truck parked on roadside in Polipalli village in Bhogapuram mandal in the district on Wednesday. Due to the impact, the bus overturned even as 30 pilgrims of Koduru village in Narsipatnam mandal of Vizag district began screaming for help. A few of pilgrims who were from Yalamanchili mandal were also injured. The deceased were identiﬁed as G Appalanarasayya, K Venkanna and G Appayamma of Krishnapuram village of Yalamanchili mandal in Vizag district. The 10 pilgrims injured critically are admitted to hospitals. The accident led to traffic snarl on the ChennaiKolkata national highway with vehicles lining up one after the other for more than one km on either side. Superintendent of Police G Palaraju rushed to the spot and supervised the relief operations. A heavy-duty crane has been hired to move the overturned bus. Rlys building S India’s longest rail tunnel PV PRASAD Nellore: A railway tunnel, longest in South India, is being constructed through Veligonda hills as part of the Krishnapatnam-Obulavaripalli railway project. The Rail Vikas Nigam Limited is using modern technology to build the tunnel with 7.56 km. The authorities expect the construction would be over by the end of this year. The Indian Railways has planned to take up the rail line in the tunnel adopting the non-ballast track system for hassle-free maintenance and also for manag- CONNECTS KADAPA WITH NELLORE ing maximum speed in the tunnels allocating Rs 839 crore especially for the tunnel. The tunnel will be going through Veligonda hills. The hills had remained the main hurdle for the movement of men or material between Kadapa and Nellore districts. The Veligonda hill range separates Kadapa district from Nellore. Starting from Nagari in Chittoor district, the tunnel runs in a northerly direction along the western border of Nellore district, rising to an elevation of 3,626 ft at Penchalakona in Rapur mandal. Continued on P6 P13 Four BSF troopers killed in Pak firing Jammu: Four Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were killed and ﬁve others injured on Wednesday in an unprovoked Pakistan ceaseﬁre violation on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir. "The Pakistan Rangers targeted the Baba Chamliyal outpost in Ramgarh sector where these casualties occurred," BSF officials said. The victims were identiﬁed as Assistant Commandant Jatinder Singh, Sub-Inspector Rajnish Kumar, Assistant SubInspector Ram Niwas and Constable Hans Raj. The injured have been shifted to an Army hospital in Jammu city. So far this year, 50 people including 24 security personnel, have been in ceaseﬁre violations. On May 29, the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan agreed to implement the 2003 ceaseﬁre pact earnestly in a bid to ensure peace on both the international border and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. I AM SAFE Says Deepika after massive fire in her building A massive ﬁre broke out on the upper ﬂoors of a skyscraper, located in Worli’s Prabhadevi area in Mumbai, where Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone lives Mumbai: Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has tweeted about her safety after a massive ﬁre broke out on the 33rd ﬂoor of Prabhadevi’s Beaumonde Towers. The actor lives in the same building. She wrote, “I am safe. Thank you everyone. Let us pray for our ﬁreﬁghters who are at site risking their lives.” Deepika, who stays at the 26th ﬂoor of the building, was away for an ad shoot. Her staff members were among those who were evacuated. According to officials, the ﬁre was seen around 2.10 pm on the uppermost ﬂoors of the building. In no time, thick black clouds of smoke were billowing out. More than a dozen fire-tenders battled the blaze. Six fire engines and five jumbo tankers and a hydraulics platform and ambulance were brought to the spot. About ninety to 95 persons were Continued on P6 rescued safely. Vajpayee better: AIIMS New Delhi: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was admitted to Delhi's AIIMS hospital on Monday morning for a urinary tract infection, is likely to make a full recovery soon. In an update on the 93-year-old former PM's health, the director of AIIMS said he has shown signiﬁcant improvement in the last two days. "His kidney function is normal and his urine output is nearly normal now. The infection is under control and the blood pressure, respiratory function and hearty rate are normal. They are being maintained without any support," Randeep Guleria, AIIMS Director, said.
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