www.thehansindia.com TILL DIVORCE DO US PART Millennial marriages like everything else they do are becoming short-lived with most of them collapsing under the weight of expectations and uncompromising attitudes. Family courts across the country are seeing a spurt in couples seeking divorce just weeks and months into their marriage… H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H NO RAILWAY O Z WINDOWS Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on his arrival, in Lucknow on Saturday Naidu reluctant to establish NIMZ, alleges GVL New Delhi: BJP MP, G V L Narasimha Rao, here on Saturday wrote a letter to Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, questioning his reluctance to establish the prestigious National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) in AP despite the Centre sanctioning the same to the state in 2015. Referring to Naidu's tour of Ongole on Saturday, Rao asked Naidu why he was not interested in availing the benefits through special projects given by the Centre over the past four years. Accusing Naidu of showing selective interest, Rao said the Centre had sanctioned NIMZ to Prakasamdistrict on October 6, 2015 itself. This was one of the four NIMZs sanctioned in the country. S P5 Mufti urges PM to accept Imran’s offer of ‘friendship’ Srinagar: Jammu and Kahmir former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accept the "hand of friendship" extended by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan for ending bloodshed in the state. Khan, in his first public address after leading his party to victory, had said Pakistan is ready to improve its ties with India and his government would like the leaders of the two sides to resolve all disputes. S P10 SUNDAY 29 JULY 2018 KURNOOL | PAGES 36 | `5.00 NE Madanapalle MLA Desai Thippa Reddy consoling the mother of Sudhakar who committed suicide on Saturday Youth ends life for SCS Centre rules out Visakhapatnam Railway Zone In an affidavit in SC, the BJP govt made it clear that a railway zone with Vizag as HQ is not viable ﬁnancially OUR BUREAU Hyderabad/Visakhapatnam: The Centre seems to have done it again - saying one thing and doing exactly the opposite. After the steel plant fiasco, a repeat seems to be in the pipeline with regard to the Visakhapatnam Railway Zone. While sending signals loud and clear that it was in favour of making an announcement for the creation of a railway zone with Visakhapatnam as HQ next week, the Union Home Ministry, in an affidavit filed with the Supreme Court, made it clear that it was not possible to create a railway zone as it is financially not viable. The Union Home Ministry, which filed the affidavit in the apex court on a petition seeking Centre's statement on the implementation of the assurances enunciated in the AP State Reorganisation Act, 2014, said the new railway zone would not be financially viable. It said the meeting of railway officials held on March 12 this year had made this point very clear. Continued on P4 Centre claims it’s reviewing Bifurcation Act periodically New Delhi: In its counter-affidavit to the Supreme Court on a petition filed by senior Congress leader P Sudhakar Reddy, the Ministry of Home Affairs, claimed that the Centre was periodically reviewing the implementation of the AP Reorganization Act, 2014. Three such meetings were held on January 22, March 12 and May 29 this year, it stated. These meetings were also attended by the officials of the AP and Telangana governments, it said. S P4 Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu felicitating TDP MPs for raising concerns of AP in Parliament, at Dharma Poratam in Ongole on Saturday. S Report: P5 V PRADEEP KUMAR Tirupati: Medical services were badly hit with all the private hospitals and nursing homes observing bandh on Saturday protesting against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill which was tabled in Lok Sabha which may be passed on Monday. Though emergency services were not affected out-patient services were stopped by the doctors. The NMC Bill has kicked up a controversy ever since it was mooted by the Central government to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI). It has been drawing ﬂak from all quarters. The main objection is that NMC will not remain a professional body whereas MCI was a professional one. Of the 25 members in the NMC only four doctors will ﬁnd place and the remaining are bureaucrats and others to be nominated by the government who cannot discuss and take a call on issues relating to medical fraternity and issues in delivery of medical services. After the Indian Medical Association was up in the arms against the Bill countrywide, the government has referred it to a select committee, which has recommended 34 amendments to it. Continued on P4 Doctors take out a rally in Tirupati on Saturday Madanapalle (Chittoor): A youth working in a handloom factory on Saturday committed suicide in support of Special Category Status sending shock waves in Andhra Pradesh. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu advised the youth not to take such extreme steps but join his ﬁght against the Centre in getting the legitimate status for the state. The 27-year-old Sudhakar was found hanging in his house at Goutami Nagar in the town. His parents Ramachandraiah and Sarojamma, who were working as health workers in the municipality, found him hanging from ceiling. They immediately rushed Sudhakar to hospital with the help of neighbours where he was declared brought dead. A suicide note was found in the house. Sources said that Sudhakar visited an orphanage in the town on Friday, a day before All the passengers are employees of Dapoli Agri University in Ratnagiri district National Conference VicePresident Omar Abdullah during 'Think Federal Conclave' panel discussions on Federalism and AutonomyTowards a peaceful Future of J&K, in Kolkata on Saturday Pak final results out, Imran needs 22 more to lead Pak Islamabad: The PTI, which emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly elections but fell short of securing majority, was on Saturday involved in hectic lobbying to win support from Independents and smaller parties to form a ruling combine and pave the way for its chief Imran Khan to head a coalition government. According to the ﬁgures provided by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) won 115 out of the 270 seats on which the elections were held. Pune: At least 33 people were killed and several injured after a bus fell into a 500-feet deep gorge near Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra's Raigad district on Saturday. The bus rolled down a hill road in Ambenali Ghat, near Poladpur town. A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has been sent to the spot to pull out the bodies from the ill-fated bus. A dozen ambulances and 15 doctors have also reached the spot, Additional SP Sanjay Patil said. Only one of the 34 passengers traveling in the bus survived as he jumped from the bus while it was sliding along the steep slope of the gorge. The passengers in the bus, all employees of Dapoli Agriculture University in Ratnagiri district, were on their way to Mahabaleshwar for a two-day trip. The incident came to light after the lone survivor, Prakash Sawant Desai, assistant superintendent with the university, who managed to jump out of the bus, climbed up the slope, took the phone of a passerby and made calls to another staff member from university and the police. Desai has told the local authorities that the driver of the bus lost control as a tyre of the bus skid- People gather at the accident site where a bus carrying a group of staff members of an agriculture university, fell into a 500-ft gorge in the Konkan region, killing 33 passengers, in Raigad on Saturday ded at a muddy spot on the Ambenali Ghat road. The bus fell till 500 feet down in the 800 feet deep gorge. The bus skidded off the road near Ambenali ghat before falling into a deep gorge. After local police were informed by Desai, local administration and team from nearby police stations swung into action. Members of local trekkers’ groups and medical aid team were also called in. The police said, “Till 4 pm, 25 dead bodies were taken out. As per primary information, 33 passengers in the bus are feared dead.” A team of the National Cop bows to UP CM Yogi, triggers controversy Lucknow: A controversy has erupted over a uniformed police officer bowing before Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Gorakhpur, applying 'tika' on his forehead and garlanding him. However, an official posted at the Chief Minister's Office made light of the issue on Saturday. The pictures, which found their way to the social media, kicked off a debate on the "unprofessional" conduct of Circle Officer (CO) Praveen Ku- mar Singh of Gorakhnath area on 'Guru Purnima' that fell on Friday. Adityanath still is the chief priest of the Gorakhnath Peeth and has represented Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat ﬁve times. In two pictures, which Praveen Kumar posted on the social media, he is seen applying vermillion on the Chief Minister's forehead and garlanding Adityanath. "There is no issue involved. Where is the question of right or his suicide and donated Rs 5,000 to the orphanage. On the backside of the donation receipt, it was found that Sudhakar wrote Special Category Status as “birth right” of Andhra Pradesh. The news of youth ending his life for SCS spread like a wildﬁre drawing a huge crowd at the hospital and at his house. YSRCP MLA Dr Desai Thippa Reddy visited the bereaved family and expressed his shock over the death of Sudhakar. Reddy called for Madanapalle Bandh on Sunday to condemn the apathy of the Centre resulting in the death of innocent youth. Meanwhile, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who was participating in Dharma Porata Deekshain Ongole after receiving the death of Sudhakar expressed his grief and announced Rs 10 lakh as ex gratia to the bereaved family. This includes Rs 5 lakh from AP Government and remaining Rs 5 lakh from TDP. 33 DEAD AS MAHARASHTRA BUS FALLS INTO GORGE Docs’ bandh against new medical bill hits services S Doctors see National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill as anti-poor and onslaught on medical education S Only four doctors on the 25-member commission S After IMA protest, government referred it to a committee, which has recommended 34 amendments S Govt in a hurry to clear the Bill in Parliament OUR BUREAU A police officer in uniform kneels down at the feet of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on the occasion of Guru Purnima at the Gorakhnath temple, in Gorakhnath on Friday wrong?" he asked while maintaining that the pictures only showed a disciple offering respect to a 'guru', who is also the Chief Minister," the official at the CMO said. He, however, refused to comment when asked if it should not have been down by a uniformed police officer. In the past, police officials picking up footwear of ruling party politician or carrying a purse of a former chief minister have come to the fore. Disaster Response Force, station at Talegaon near Pune was sent to the spot for the search operation. Local police have informed the authorities from the Dapoli Agriculture University, who in turn have informed the family members of the victims. The police have come to know that more than 40 persons were be part of the trip, but the number was reduced due to the capacity of bus. Taking to Twitter, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “Pained to know about the loss of lives in the Mahabaleshwar bus accident. Karunanidhi in hospital, blood pressure stabilised Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi early on Saturday was admitted into ICU of Kaveri Hospital here after his blood pressure dropped, said the hospital. In a statement, the hospital said the 94-year-old leader was admitted to ICU at 1.30 am. "His blood pressure has been stabilised since with medical management. He continues to be monitored and treated by a panel of expert doctors," Kaveri Hospital sources said. The ﬁvetime former CM of Tamil Nadu has been suffering from urinary tract infection and was earlier under treatment at his home.
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