www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL TUESDAY 10 JULY 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Thundershowers. Broken clouds Temp: Max.28°C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 75% Sunrise: 05:42 Sunset: 06:51 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Rains fill Godavari to the brim, hit Kaleshwaram works 46 amendments to GST law on anvil W E hile Godavari is brimming with copious inflows, heavy rains in the last two days have disrupted the ongoing Kaleshwaram project works, with works at Medigadda and Sundilla coming to grinding halt. Corteva launches new pesticide for paddy Hyderabad: Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, on Monday announced the launch of its product, Pexalon. The solution powered by Pyraxalt intends to protect rice crop against brown plant hoppers. However, the product in its testing stage will be available in the market by August. KV Subbarao, South Asia leader, Corteva Agriscience, said: “We want to bring in science for the benefit of farmers and understand their needs. S P9 Gangster shot dead in Uttar Pradesh jail Lucknow (IANS): Dreaded gangster Munna Bajrangi was shot dead inside a high security prison in Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh early on Monday, causing a major embarrassment to the Yogi Adityanath government. The 51-year-old criminal was shot 10 times in the head and chest from close range with a sophisticated handgun and his body was then dumped into a gutter inside the prison premises, a police officer said. S P7 Plea against bullet train project Mumbai: The Godrej Group on Monday moved the Bombay High Court against the Centre’s plan to acquire land for the bullet train project, which the conglomerate says will include the procurement of its property in Mumbai’s Vikhroli area, PTI reported. The firm asked the court to tweak the project’s alignment to exclude its property, which is valued at over `500 cr. S P7 P3 KCR to offer Bangaru Bonam to Ujjaini Mahankali on July 29 K CHANDRASEKHAR Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao would offer ‘Bangaru Bonam’ to Ujjaini Mahankali on July 29 on the occasion of annual ‘Lashkar Bonalu Jatara’ in Secunderabad. The two-day Ujjaini Mahankali Jatara will commence on July 29. The second day will be Rangam, where a devotee Swarnalatha, possessed by Goddess, would announce the almanac for the state for the following year. Ministers A Indrakaran Reddy, T Srinivas Yadav and T Padma Rao reviewed the arrangements Gadkari reviews Polavaram works P4 To visit project site tomorrow SC rejects convicts’ plea to review death sentence New Delhi: A year after it had first upheld the death sentence against four convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case of 2012, the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed petitions filed by three of the four seeking review of its earlier verdict. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justices R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan rejected the review pleas filed by Mukesh (29), Pawan Gupta (22) and Vinay Sharma (23), saying no grounds have been made out by them for review of the verdict. The fourth convict, Akshay Kumar Singh (31), did not file a review petition against the May 5, 2017 judgment of the apex court. The court said on Monday that the death row convicts had failed to point out "error apparent on the face of record" in the judgment. Continued on P4 for the festival here on Monday. Indrakaran Reddy said the Chief Minister would offer 3.8 kg of ‘Bangaru Bonam’ to Ammavaru. The minister released the design of Golden Bonam during the occasion. He said the government had declared Bonalu as state festival and released Rs 15 crore this year. The minister complemented Animal Husbandry Minister Srinivas Yadav for taking various measures including covering of the temple ‘Garbha Gudi’ with silver plating, nose studs with diamonds and also a gold sword would be offered. Continued on P4 Mukesh Vinay Sharma Akshay Pawan Gupta Nirbhaya mother Asha Devi "They were not juveniles. It is unfortunate that they committed such crime. This decision reaffirms our trust in the court that we will definitely get justice." Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal ”This would act as a deterrent for those who indulge in such heinous crimes.” Ex-CM (Delhi) Sheila Dikshit "I hope this will be a lesson for all those who indulge in these activities." DCM Chairperson Swati Maliwal "Urge authorities to urgently execute the EASE OF DOING BIZ TS IN RACE FOR TOP SLOT AP at 3rd place with 99.73% score; Rankings to be announced today BUSINESS BUREAU Hyderabad: Telangana has scored a perfect 100 per cent in the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) rankings for 2017 as of Monday evening even as it is vying for the top slot with Jharkhand which has also enjoyed similar score. The final rankings are to be announced on Tuesday. Andhra Pradesh stood third second in the list with a score of 99.73 per cent. In 2016, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana jointly shared top position in the rankings. The rankings currently being displayed on eodb.dipp.gov.in website are dynamic and will continuously undergo changes, until the freezing of rankings on Tuesday under the Business Reform Action Plan, 2017. Like in the past, there is tight race for top slots with AP, Gujarat and Haryana scoring 99.73 per cent each followed by Rajasthan, West Bengal and MP with 99.46%. No namaz by non-locals at Taj mosque New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea challenging the Agra authority's order debarring non-residents of the city from offering Friday prayers at a mosque in the Taj Mahal complex. A bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said that the Taj Mahal was one of the seven wonders of the world and people can offer their prayers at other mosques also. The petition has challenged the January 24, 2018 order passed by the ADM (City) Agra which said that those who are P9 Nirbhaya’s rapists to hang WHO SAID WHAT South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook (C) poses for photographs during her visit at Humayun's Tomb, in New Delhi on Monday mployers will soon be able claim input tax credit on facilities like food, transport and insurance provided to employees under any law, once the proposed amendments to the GST Act are approved by Parliament and the state legislatures. SC rules that monument’s preservation is paramount not residents of Agra would not be allowed to enter the mosque situated at the Taj Mahal for offering customary prayers on Fridays on grounds of security. Petitioner Syed Ibrahim Hussain Zaidi, president of Taj Ma- hal Masjid Management Committee, Agra, told the bench that several tourists visit Agra throughout the year and the order of ADM (Additional District Magistrate-City), Agra restraining them from offering their prayers at the mosque inside the Taj Mahal was illegal and arbitrary. The SC order also said that the district magistrate should be immediately informed in case any outsider tries to enter the mosque. The order issued by additional district magistrate (city) K P Singh also states that entry of ‘outsiders’ can ad- versely affect the security of the monument. It may mentioned here that in January, the Agra district administration ordered that people entering the premises of the Taj for offering prayers on Fridays will have to carry identity cards to prove that they are residents of Agra. The Taj Mahal remains closed for tourists on Fridays. The administration’s move came following complaints that “outsiders”, including Bangladeshis and non-Indians”, enter the Taj Mahal complex on Fridays on the pretext of offering 'namaz''. death penalty and give justice to Nirbhaya." Union minister PP Chaudhary "It will prove as a lesson for people who commit such crimes." Cong spokesperson R S Surjewala "Justice Prevails! The punishment is a lesson to all those, who attempt such horrid crimes." BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi "The verdict restored people's faith in judiciary." Amnesty India "The Supreme Court's decision is an unfortunate step towards the continued use of the death penalty in India" Somarapu plans political sanyasa Vexed with local TRS leaders, Ramagundam MLA to quit RTC chairmanship OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Ramagundam TRS MLA Somarapu Satyanarayana on Monday said he was sick and tired of the ways of the TRS leaders in Ramagundam and wants to quit politics and as chairman of the TSRTC as his hands are being tied from serving the people who have elected him twice as legislator. His outpouring of anguish followed the intervention of the TRS leadership asking him to persuade his faction of TRS corporators from moving a no-conﬁdence motion against Ramagundam Mayor K Lakshminarayana with whom he does not see eye to eye. In fact, it is said, Satyanarayana was behind the 39 corporators, including 10 from the Congress in a house of 50 corporators, moving no-conﬁdence motion against the Mayor. They handed over a letter to District Collector A Sri Devasena to this effect. The TSRTC chairman is said to be in tussle with the Ramagundam Mayor for quite some time now. The conﬂict had reached a ﬂashpoint when, at his instance, a majority of the corporators moved the motion which was to come up on Monday. But the Municipal Administration Minister K T Ram Rao put his foot ﬁrmly down and prevented it from being taken up. He gave a piece of mind to Satyanarayana that unless he asks his corporators to withdraw their notice of no-conﬁdence, he would have an ordinance brought continuing Lakshminarayana in the post of Mayor for the remainder of his term which is about one year. According to party sources, when difference reached a point of no return, Satyanarayana asked the Mayor to step down, but the latter would not listen and dared him to move a no-conﬁdence motion. Continued on P4 Kathi Mahesh externed from Hyd for ‘blasphemy’ OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The externment of film critic Kathi Mahesh from Hyderabad for six months and his subsequent "shipment" to his native Chittoor has become dicey with the Andhra police saying that he was not welcome for the same reasons for which he was sent out of capital of Telangana. After Telangana DGP M Mahender Reddy announced that Mahesh has been sent to Chittoor, the police in the sibling state said they would not want the headache in their district, and that he may be sent to some other state. But no action has begun so far on AP's demand. “We have nothing to do with Mahesh,” a top police official said. Mahesh was externed by the police for his "blasphemous" interpretation of Ramayana which led to a rash of protests and expression of indignation by devout Hindus so much so Paripoornananda Swami, based in Hy- derabad wanted to take out a dharmika chaitanya yatra to Yadadri but the police denied permis- cision to extern Mahesh has been taken keeping in view tempers running high following the incendiary statements that inflamed passions. Follow- Kathi Mahesh’s externment from Hyderabad for six months and his subsequent ‘shipment’ to his native Chittoor has become dicey with the Andhra police saying that he is not welcome for the same reasons for which he has been sent out of capital of Telangana sion, stating that it would further fuel already volatile atmosphere. Mahender Reddy said the de- ing this, he was externed under Telan gana Prevention of AntiSocial and Hazardous Activates Act, 1930. The Telangana Police Chief said that certain elements with ulterior motives have been trying to hurt the sentiments of the people of a particular religion in the last two weeks resulting in disharmony, feelings of enmity, hatred and ill-will between groups, castes and community. This, in turn, has resulted in other groups starting counter agitations resulting in posing a great threat to public peace and tranquility. Following this, it was decided to take stern action against any individual or group or groups of individuals trying to disturb peace in Hy- derabad city and Telangana at large, he said. The State Police Chief said that so far three cases have been registered against Mahesh and a notice was slapped against a TV channel for repeatedly airing the objectionable comment for telecasting malicious content hurting religious sentiments directing them to explain why they cannot be prosecuted for the offences under section 16 and 17 of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act No.7 of 1995 for violation of the Programme Code. Continued on P4
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