SUNDAY 8 JULY 2018 WARANGAL | PAGES 36 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H OUR BUREAU 12 & 13 WINDOWS Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao greets Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan after he took the oath as Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature, in Hyderabad on Saturday Radhakrishnan sworn in Chief Justice of Hyd HC OUR BUREAU Monkeys swim across river Basistha on a hot day, in Guwahati on Saturday Stranded Mansarovar pilgrims evacuated Kathmandu: All the 1,430 stranded Indian pilgrims who were stranded while returning from the Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet have been airlifted to safety with the evacuation of the last batch of 160 people from Nepal's mountainous regions on Saturday, the Indian embassy here said. Those rescued from Hilsa and Simikot districts have been moved to Nepalgunj and Surkhet, the two towns with better health care and infrastructure facilities close to the Indian border. S P10 Zuckerberg world’s 3rd richest person New Delhi: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now the world’s third-richest person, overtaking Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet, as shares of his social media giant climbed 2.4% despite a data breach scandal. According to calculations by Bloomberg, Zuckerberg now trails only Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates. The current standings mark the first time the world’s three richest people all made their fortunes in the tech world. Zuckerberg, 34, is now worth $81.6 billion, about $373 million more than Buffett, Bloomberg reported. S P11 KCR VOWS TO TAKE BCs FORWARD Warangal student shot dead in US ‘‘Living well in the moment” accounts for splurging on sales and booming consumerist markets across the country’s metro cities and emerging urban centres. The country’s millennials, middle-class, neo-rich, affluent and super-rich citizens are all living “Life King Size” with luxury and comfort driving consumer behaviour and revolutionising lifestyles Hyderabad: Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan was sworn in new Chief Justice of Hyderabad High Court for the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Presently, he is serving as Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court. At a brief ceremony at Raj Bhavan, Governor ESL Narasimhan administered the oath of office to Radhakrishnan. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, Andhra Pradesh Deputy CM KE Krishna Murthy, Telangana CLP leader K Jana Reddy, leader of the Opposition in Telangana Legislative Council Mohd Shabbir Ali and some Telangana ministers were present. Born in Kerala, Radhakrishnan pursued LLB course from Bangalore University. He enrolled at the Bar in 1983 and practiced in Thiruvananthapuram. He was elevated as judge of the Kerala High Court in October 2004 and was the Acting CJ of the Kerala High Court twice before his elevation as the CJ of Chhattisgarh High Court in March last year. Hyderabad: A 24-year old student from the State, who was studying at University of Missouri in the US, was shot dead, in a shooting incident inside a restaurant on Friday evening. Sharath Koppu, who hails from Warangal district, was found in a pool of blood with a bullet wound, which was shot from behind. The doctors at nearby hospital declared him brought dead. The Kansas city police received information of a shoot-out at about 7 pm (local time) on Friday. About ﬁve rounds were ﬁred at him, according to the eyewitnesses there. The parents of the deceased now reside in Hyderabad said that he was also working for a restaurant as parttime. According to his father, K Rammohan, a BSNL employee in city, Sharath completed his engineering at a private college in Warangal before moving to Continued on P4 the US. Announces 100% subsidy for those engaged in hereditary profession OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Based on the recommendations made by the Cabinet Sub Committee on BC welfare, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday announced ﬁnancial assistance with 100 per cent subsidy to the BC communities engaged in their hereditary professions and also small traders of fruit, vegetable and ﬂowers from the Backward Classes in the present ﬁnancial year. The Chief Minister held a review meeting on the welfare of Backward Classes and activities to be undertaken for this with Legislative Council Chairman Swamy Goud, Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary, Finance Minister E Rajendar, BC Welfare Minister J Ramanna and officials at Pragati Bhavan. KCR instructed the officials concerned to extend ﬁnancial assistance to the BCs mainly Viswakarmas, Rajakas, Nayi Brahmins and other MBCs who adopted their hereditary professions for their livelihood. He wanted the eligible persons should be identiﬁed at the village-level. The beneﬁciaries will be provided ﬁnancial assistance with 100 per cent subsidy with- out linking with the banks. “Financial assistance has to be extended towards investment support to those who are into hereditary professions for purchase of essential tools and those who are into small trades from among the Backward Classes. For this, the beneﬁciaries are to be identiﬁed village wise. In every district,” KCR said. “Committees have to be formed with Collector as Chairman, BC Welfare Officer as Convenor and Joint Collector and DRDA Project Director as members. Funds allocated to the BC welfare department and MBC Corporation are to be utilised for the purpose,” the Chief Minister said . Reiterating that the government will take up several programmes for the development and welfare of the Backward Classes, the Chief Minister said 119 more residential schools for the BCs will opened next year. Any unﬁlled seats in the minorities residential schools will also be allotted to the Backward Classes students. Continued on P4 NEET, JEE to be held twice a year The newly-formed National Testing Agency, an autonomous testing organisation, will now conduct national-level examinations for higher educational institutions People calling Congress ‘bail gadi,’ says Modi Jaipur: Attacking the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said people are calling the party "bail gadi" because many of its senior leaders are out on bail in various cases. "The work which is being done now (by the BJP in the state and at the Centre) could have been done earlier also. You are aware of the intention of the previous governments. It is because of their intentions, the people are now calling the Congress a 'bail gadi'. S P10 Many areas witness moderate to heavy rains OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Weather turned pleasant in entire Telangana on Saturday as the Southwest Monsoon which entered the state in June second week became active. The state witnessed moderate to heavy rains in many parts and New Delhi: Giving a major relief to medical and engineering aspirants, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday announced that JEE (Mains) and NEET examinations will be conducted twice a year. While the JEE (Mains) will be held in January and April, NEET will be conducted in February and May, the minister said. The newly-formed National Testing Agency (NTA) would conduct the national- level examinations such as NET, NEET, JEE (Mains) that were organised hitherto by the CBSE, Javadekar said. NET, a qualifying test for admission in higher educational institutions in the country, would be the ﬁrst exam to be conducted by the National Testing Agency. A student can take the exam two times a year and the best score will be taken into consideration said the Union HRD Minister HIGHLIGHTS S NEET WILL BE CONDUCTED IN FEBRUARY AND MAY S JEE (MAINS) WILL BE HELD IN JANUARY AND APRIL S ALL THE EXAMINATIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLINE The NTA would also conduct National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) and Graduate Phar- macy Aptitude Test (GPAT), Javadekar said. The students can appear both the times in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and the best of the two scores would be taken in account for admission, the minister said. NEET is conducted for admissions to medical institutions across the country. "The exams will be more secure and at par with international norms. There will be no issues of leakage and it would be more student friendly, open, scientiﬁc and a leak-proof system," Javadekar told reporters. The NTA would beneﬁt the students and they would have the option of going to computer centres from August-end to practice for the exams. The tests would be computer-based. The exams would be held over a span of four-ﬁve days and students would have the option of choosing the dates, he said. Continued on P4 Monsoon active in Telangana some parts received very heavy rains under the inﬂuence of the monsoon. The state capital witnessed drizzling at many places and clouds are engulfed the entire city since morning. The officials of the Indian Meteorological Department predicted that all the state will be cloudy, and most places will receive good rains in the next 24 hours. The department has also alerted the government about the inundation of low-lying areas . The officials said rain with gales occurred in Adilabad district. Highest rainfall was registered at Itchoda with 14 cm and Indravelli and Jainadh mandals (13cm) rainfall. Reports said the projects under river Krishna and Godavari are also receiving good inﬂows with continuous downpour in the upper riparian states in the last 24 hours. Flood intensity increased to Penganga at Venatraopet in Sirupur (T) mandal in Komuram Bheem Asifabad district. Heavy water was ﬂowing into Penganga due to heavy rains in upper areas. Lonavelli, Parigama, Tonekinni, Venkatraopet areas will be inundated due to heavy rains, the officials said. Continued on P4 Kashmir simmers after 3 civilians shot dead Srinagar: Three civilians, including a girl, 16, were killed and many injured when security when security forces allegedly opened ﬁre at a stonepelting mob during a cordon and search operation in a south Kashmir village on Saturday, sparking tension across the Valley on the eve of militant commander Burhan Wani's second death anniversary. A police officer said residents of Hawoora and adjoining villages tried to disrupt the antiterror operation as security forces cordoned off the area following inputs that a group of militants was hiding in Kulgam, some 70 km from south of here. Eight civilians sustained ﬁrearm injuries during the clash with security forces. The three deceased were identiﬁed as as Andleeb, 16, Shakir Ahmad, 22 and Irshad Ahmad, 20. Five injured were being treated in hospitals and the condition of two of them was reported serious. Senior police, army and paramilitary officers rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation. The authorities snapped mobile internet services in all the four south Kashmir districts of Kulgam, Anantnag, Shopian and Pulwama. Thousands of people walked to attend the funeral of the slain civilians. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman of his faction of the Hurriyat Conference who is under house arrest, tweeted that security forces had ﬁred "indiscriminately" at protesters and accused them of "massacre". Elon Musk working on escape pod for trapped Thai kids Washington: SpaceX founder Elon Musk on Saturday said a team he had sent for the Thailand cave rescue operations is working closely with experts from the country on an escape capsule design to bring the 12 schoolchildren and their football coach trapped in a partially ﬂooded cave to safety. "Some good feedback from cave experts in Thailand. Iterating with them on an escape pod design that might be safe enough to try," Musk tweeted on Saturday. "Also building an inflatable tube with airlocks. Less likely Elon Musk to work, given tricky contours, but great if it does," he added. The schoolchildren and their 25-year-old coach have been trapped in the Tham Luang cave in Thailand for almost two weeks now. The boys went missing on June 23 after they had entered the cave in the Chiang Rai region during ﬁne weather but became trapped when a sudden down- pour ﬂooded the narrow tunnels. As the boys are getting more and more exhausted due to drop in oxygen levels, and heavy rains being forecast for this weekend, authorities in the country fear that time is running out to save them, Space.com reported on Friday. So far, around 1,000 people have got involved in the rescue operations, including navy divers, military personnel and civilian volunteers, as reported by the BBC. Alarmed by the urgency, Musk earlier announced on Twitter that engineers from his SpaceX and Boring Company, which digs tunnels for advanced transport systems, would head to Thailand on Saturday to help the government in the rescue operations. "There are probably many complexities that are hard to appreciate without being there in person," he added. Tragically, a former Thai Navy diver who joined the ongoing rescue operations died on Friday. Saman Gunan, 38, lost consciousness on his way out of the Tham Luang cave complex after delivering supplies and could not be revived, reported the BBC.
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