www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL FRIDAY 27 JULY 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: A few showers. Mostly cloudy Temp: Max.34°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 44% Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 06:50 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS 4 smugglers held , 21 red sanders logs seized Dr Reddy’s Q1 net profit vaults 671% at `456 cr R D ed sander Anti-smuggling Task Force (RSASTF) arrested four smugglers from Javadumali area in Tamil Nadu in the combined operation held in Sachinodibanda forest area under Nagapatla East beat. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with Army chief General Bipin Rawat pays tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti on Kargil Vijay Diwas, in New Delhi on Thursday RAVI P BENJAMIN Bommanahal (Anantapur Dt): As Krishna waters ﬂow to this perennially drought hit district of Anantapur under Handri Neeva Sujala Sravanthi (HNSS), agriculture landlords in Krishna, Guntur and twin Godavari districts are raising horticulture crops. Tens of these landlords have already purchased hundreds of acres of agriculture lands at throw away prices from the local farmers and transformed Islamabad (PTI): Pakistan is ready to improve its ties with India and his government would like the leaders of the two sides to resolve all disputes, including the “core issue” of Kashmir, through talks, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan said on Thursday. Hyderabad: The deadline for filing income tax return (ITR) has been extended by a month to August 31. In a tweet, the Finance Ministry announced the relaxation of the deadline which was originally set for July 31. Till now, there was no penalty if one jumped the deadline in filing income tax returns. But from this year onwards, an individual has to pay a fine of Rs. 5,000 if he files ITR before December and Rs. 10,000 if he files after January till March. Afterwards, filing of ITRs will not be allowed, official sources said. P13 Coastal landlords reap a bounty in Anantapur Ready for better ties with India: Imran ITR filing last date extended to Aug 31 P5 r Reddy’s Laboratories on Thursday posted 671 per cent year-on-year rise in net profit at Rs 456.10 crore for the quarter ended June. The pharmaceutical major had posted a net profit of Rs 59.10 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. Fourth of Dharma Porata Deekshas at Ongole tomorrow Babu ups the ante against Modi govt OUR BUREAU Amaravati: After embarrassing NDA to no end by moving a no-conﬁdence motion in Lok Sabha on last Friday, TDP president and Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu is not sitting on his oars but is getting ready to continue the heat on BJP with yet another edition of Dharma Porata Deeksha at Ongole in Prakasam district on July 28. Though the TDP leaders are organising a number of agitations in different forms, it is in Dharma Porata Deekshas that Chandrababu Naidu is participating, calling the BJP to account for its omissions and commissions on the assurances made to the State at the time of bifurcation in 2014. The Ongole protest would be the fourth in the series of Dharma Porata Deekshas. Naidu is expected to go full blast at the BJP once again at this meeting, in an attempt to isolate the party in Andhra Pradesh and at the time same time to unite and rally people behind him, thus check-mating his political adversary YS Jagan Mohan Reddy who is on padayatra in coastal districts. The deeksha is taking place in the back drop of the BJP sticking to its guns that it would not deliver Special Category Status, come what may, to the state. Naidu will be stressing the point to explain to the people how the BJP had led the people up the garden path with half-truths and outright falsehoods on its commitment to the state. Continued on Page 6 China quietly active in Doklam: US official Washington (PTI): China has quietly resumeditsactivitiesintheDoklamareaand neitherBhutannorIndiahassoughttodissuade it, a top US official has said while comparing Beijing’s actions in the Himalayanregionwithitsmanoeuvresinthe disputed South China Sea. China claims sovereignty over all of South China Sea. Vietnam,Malaysia,thePhilippines,Brunei and Taiwan have counter claims. China is engaged in hotly contested territorial disputes in both the South China Sea and the East China Sea. Beijing has built up and militarisedmanyoftheislandsandreefsit controlsintheregion.Bothareasarestated toberichinminerals,oilandothernatural resourcesandarealsovitaltoglobaltrade. “IwouldassessthatIndiaisvigorouslydefending its northern borders and this is a subject of concern to India,” Alice G Wells, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia told lawmakersduringaCongressionalhearing while responding to a question on China’s increased road building activities along the Indian border. “As (India) ahead to its own strategic stability, it certainly helps drive and is a factor in driving closer partnership that we enjoy with India,” Wells said in response to a question from Congresswoman Ann Wagner. Continued on Page 6 A celestial spectacle to behold today OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: A celestial spectacle awaits people that scientists say is not to be missed as it would be the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. There are several reasons why scientists across the country insist people should not miss (see box). People would be able to spot Mars as bright reddish non-twinkling star like object in the sky for months to come. The eclipse in various phases begins at 10:45 pm. on July 27 and ends at 04:59 am on July 28, 2018. At 10:37 pm IST, Mars, Earth, and the Sun will be along as straight a line as possible. Mars would rise around the sunset time and will set around the time of sunrise. This time, MARS IN 2018 May July 31 apparent magnitude -0.5 apparent magnitude -2.7 The landlords who are well-versed in farming for decades and know the intricacies of farming have embarked on organising camps under which 100 to 200 acres are brought under cultivation them into lush green horticulture farms by raising pomegranate, sweet oranges, ﬁgs and even strawberries which have great demand in western countries. These rich farmers who own farm land in coastal districts valued anywhere between Rs 25 lakh to Rs 1 crore per acre have had purchased lands for a price between Rs 1 lakh and Rs.5 lakh per acre in the regions of Bommanahal, Kanekal, Hirehal mandals in Rayadurgam Assembly constituency in the district and have (closest to Earth much brighter) Apparent brightness increases as Mars gets closer to Earth Mars comes the closest to Earth as compared to any time in the last 15 years. As a consequence, it will also appear to be the biggest and brightest in the last 15 years. At this time, Mars will be just 58 million km from the Earth. The moon would pass through the centre of the Earth’s shadow resulting in what is known as the Deep Red Blood Moon. B G Sidharth, director, BM Birla Science Centre in Hyderabad says, “Moon is at its farthest distance from Earth, so it will be for an hour and 43 minutes. In the meanwhile, people and planetary enthusiasts are planning to watch the spectacle. N Sri Raghunandan Kumar, director, Planetary Society, India says, “We invite a lot of schools to participate in viewing the spectacle as it is once in a lifetime opportunity and they get to learn a lot. It will last for an hour and 43 minutes.” Continued on Page 6 named their huge farm estates after their family names calling them as ‘camps’. These farmers who are well-versed in farming for decades and knew the intricacies of farming have embarked on organising these camps under which 100 to 200 acres are brought un- der cultivation. Venkat Rao, a farmer from Prakasham district, has organised one such camp in Kanekal mandal and is cultivating ﬁgs on a massive scale and exporting 1 tonne of ﬁgs per day from his camp. Continued on Page 6 Two Indians among Magsaysay winners Manila (PTI): Two Indians -- one a psychiatrist who works for the mentally-ill street persons and another whose initiative to harness science and culture creatively for economic progress improved the lives of the Ladakhi youth - were on Thursday declared the winners of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award. Bharat Vatwani and Sonam Wangchuk are among six individuals who were declared winners of the award, regarded as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize. Vatwani Sonam Wangchuk Bharat Vatwani was recognised for “his tremendous courage and healing compassion in embracing India's mentally-afflicted desti- tute, and his steadfast and magnanimous dedication to the work of restoring and affirming the human dignity of even the most ostracized,” the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation said in its citation for the winner. Vatwani, who is based in Mumbai, and his wife started an informal operation of bringing mentally-ill street persons to their private clinic for treatment, leading them to establish Shraddha Rehabilitation Foundation in 1988. Continued on Page 6
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