www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL TUESDAY 3 JULY 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: A few tstorms. Overcast Temp: Max.32°C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 34% Sunrise: 05:50 Sunset: 06:53 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Moscow: Five-time champions Brazil defeated Mexico on Monday to reach the quarterfinals of FIFA World Cup for the seventh straight edition. Further this is the seventh straight time that Mexico have been knocked out of World Cup in the Round of 16. Brazil will face the winners of the match between Belgium and Japan in the quarter-finals. Indian Mansarovar pilgrim dies in Nepal Kathmandu: An Indian woman who was returning after pilgrimage in Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet died of altitude sickness in Simikot of Nepal's Humla district on Monday. The deceased was identified as 56-year-old Leela Mahendra Narayan of Kerala. She arrived in Simikot on Sunday. According to police officials, Narayan died of decreased level of oxygen in her body. The body was still lying at the Simikot airport as the flights have been disrupted since June 30 due to bad weather. Red corner notice against Nirav Modi New Delhi: Interpol has issued a red corner notice (RCN) against fugitive diamond jeweller Nirav Modi after the CBI requested this in connection with the Rs 13,500 crore fraud on Punjab National Bank (PNB), officials said here on Monday. "Interpol has accepted our request to issue RCN against Nirav Modi, his brother Nishal Modi and an executive of his company Subhash Parab," a Central Bureau of Investigation official said. S P11 SC seeks timeframe for appointing Lokpal New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central government to spell out the steps needed to be taken for the appointment of a Lokpal and the time frame that each step will require to be completed. S P11 Rupee hits near five-year low U Brazil cruise into quarterfinals Gadkari Polavaram visit on July 11 T nion Minister of Road Transport and Water Resources Nitin Gadkari will visit Polavaram dam site on July 11. The CMO as well as the Minister for Water Resources Devineni Umamaheswara Rao confirmed this during the virtual review meeting on the progress of the Polavaram Project. P5 he battered rupee on Monday suffered yet another blow by plunging 34 paise to end at a near five-year low of 68.80 against the buoyant US dollar in the midst of weak global trends and concerns on macro-economic front. P13 NOW, DEEKSHA FOR RLY ZONE Week-long protests planned to press demand for new zone Visakhapatnam: TDP is preparing for another edition of protest at Visakhapatnam on July 4. Having scored brownie points with the electorate after Rajya Sabha member CM Ramesh went on 11day hunger strike for steel plant in Kadapa district, the party now wants to do an encore at Visakhapatnam by taking up the issue of creation of railway zone. Though the hunger strikes by MPs would be limited to only one day, the party wants to keep alive the spirit of struggle that began at Kadapa and paint the BJP with tarred brush that it had betrayed the state by slipping on the Special Category Status demands and various promises made in the AP State Reorganisation Act. Continued on P6 The promises include creation of a separate railway zone for AP with Visakhapatnam as its headquarters. To keep the railway zone issue alive, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is reportedly toying with the idea of stretching the protests for one File photos week at least with leaders going on relay hunger strikes. A decision on this count is yet to be taken. As of now, it would be only one-day affair. Naidu is likely to interact with MPs on Tuesday and tell them how many days the July 4 protest should continue and whether there should be simultaneous protests in the three north coastal districts for railway zone. The TDP Vizag unit is making elaborate arrangements for the deeksha in which all Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha members, Ministers and MLAs from the north coastal districts will take part. The protest would be in front of Visakhapatnam railway station, Gnanapuram entrance. Deputy Chief Minister and Vizag district in-charge minister Nimmakalaya China Rajappa will be in-charge of the deeksha camp. Party urban leader and legislator Vasupalli Ganesh Kumar visited the venue where the deeksha would be organised. As rains are predicted for the next three days, the TDP leaders are taking precautions to ensure that a sudden downpour would not act as a party pooper. The party leaders are planning to mobilise crowds to the venue on the appointed day. LED screens are being set up to telecast Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s address to them from Amaravati. Nellore airport work to kick-start from Aug PV PRASAD Nellore: The auspicious hours seem to have arrived for Nellore greenfield airport. The ground-breaking ceremony for the much-awaited airport is likely to take place in the first week of August. The state government has already signed the concession agreement with the developer SCL-Turbo which has formed a consortium - Nellore International Airport Private Limited for construction of the airport. The date for ground-breaking ceremony would be finalised whenever Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu gives time. The project works are likely to begin in January next year and the developer is planning to complete the project by 2020. As envisaged, the domestic airport is expected to get business from cargo transport since the region is known for industries. Continued on P6 Rain brings cheer to denizens OUR BUREAU Hi-tech vet hospital getting ready Multi-specialty facility with digital equipment to treat farm animals & pets K NETHAJI Tirupati: The ﬁrst Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University’s Multi Super Specialty Hospital for domesticated animals will soon begin functioning. The construction of the new facility at a cost of Rs 11 crore on the university campus is nearing completion. Already the veterinary clinical complex (hospital) building is ready to begin treating the domesti- APEX COURT TO HEAR PLEAS AGAINST POLYGAMY Y Haribabu Under the supervision of the university Vice-Chancellor Y Haribabu, the hospital is becoming first of its kind in the entire state. These facilities are normally available to human beings only. Now the animals too could access them. cated animals of any health problems. The authorities are purchasing the advanced digital equipment for use in treatment to the bovine population as well as other pet animals. The hos- Vijayawada: Denizens of Vijayawada had a respite on Monday evening from scorching heat when the skies suddenly opened and sent down a sharp downpour. At about 4 pm, weather changed with thick black clouds began forming a canopy over the city. In minutes, sheets of rain lashed the city for about 20 minutes. Since morning, sweltering heat made life miserable for the residents of the city. Continued on P6 A view of the food court on the Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium road after a downpour in Vijayawada on Monday Techie on holiday dies in US OUR BUREAU pital will have facilities like surgery, radiology, medicine, gynaecology and diagnostic labs. Here pathologist and biochemists, micro biologists will be available to treat the sick Continued on P6 animals. New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider to list for urgent hearing petitions challenging the practice of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ among the Muslims. Muslim men are allowed to have four wives. The practice of ‘nikah halala’ bars a man from remarrying his former wife unless she has married another man, consummated that marriage and divorced him. The woman is also expected to observe a separation period called ‘iddat’ before she reconciles with her first husband. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said, “We will look into it.” Continued on P6 Former Kenyan PM and Opposition leader Raila Odinga offers prayers at Tirumala on Monday. Odinga says he is fortunate to have a darshan of the Lord at Tirumala, the pinnacle of Hindu religion Vijayawada: A software engineer, who hailed from Krishna district, died in the US while vacationing with his friends. According to information reaching here, Gogineni Nagarjuna, 33, of Gottumukkala village of Kanchikacharla mandal, Krishna district, went to the US 12 years ago to pursue MS and settled there. Continued on P6 US spouse-visa shift may hurt H1B holders Washington: US President Donald Trump's plan to ban spouses of high-skill visa holders from working may push 100,000 people out of jobs and negatively affect the visa holders and their employers, according to a new research study. The Trump Administration has been tightening the rules for H1B visas, which allow foreign workers to take jobs in the US for several years, and plans to revoke the ability of spouses to work as part of the effort. In that context, Christopher JL Cunningham of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Pooja B Vi- The Donald Trump administration has been tightening rules for H1B visas jayakumar from the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick set out to study the implications of such a policy change. They found that such a shift would likely isolate spouses socially, raise domestic tensions and strain the family's ﬁnancial resources. It would also probably hurt the visa holder's satisfaction and increase the risks that they continue in a foreign posting. The cost of failed expatriate assignments ranges from $250,000 to $1 million, in addition to indirect costs, they wrote. "Policy changes like the one being considered for America are often made in the absence of complete information that might help policy makers better understand the true breadth of likely consequences," the study said. The US began allowing spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in 2015, under the preceding Obama Administration. For their research, the authors studied the experiences of H-1B families in 2014. They contacted 1,800 Indian expatriates to participate in the research and the ﬁnal sample consisted of 416. The work visa programs, which date back to 1952, were originally designed to allow US companies to hire workers from abroad temporarily when they couldn't ﬁnd qualiﬁed Americans. But the programs evolved with many allegations that companies, particu- larly India's outsourcing giants, had been abusing the visas to get less expensive labour. Trump came into office vowing to overhaul the programs and protect American workers. In that context, Trump's Department of Homeland Security began the process of reversing the eligibility of H-1B spouses to work. Technology industry groups -- which represent Google and Amazon.com among others - have pushed back against the plan, arguing it will hurt spouses, typically women, as well as the visa holders. Continued on P6
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