www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL MONDAY 30 JULY 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Showers late. Morning clouds. Temp: Max.35°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 35% Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 06:49 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS CM wants officials to conduct meets on Amaravati in Delhi RoC Hyd embarks on drive against multiple cos with same address C T hief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu directed the officials to convene national-level workshops and meetings on Amaravati in the national capital New Delhi. He said that the meetings and workshops would provide global exposure and be useful to attract investors. he Registrar of Companies (RoC), Hyderabad, embarked on a special drive against multiple companies registered with single office address. Through this drive which is aimed at zeroing on shell companies, it is focusing on those premises which are being used as registered office for more than 25 companies. P5 P13 Jagan does a ﬂip-ﬂop on Kapu reservation OUR BUREAU A participant jumps into the Lautersee lake during the Dirndl drees flight day in Mittenwald, Germany, on Saturday Imran to be sworn in PM before Pak I-Day Islamabad: Imran Khan will be sworn in Pakistan's new Prime Minister before the country's Independence Day on August 14, his party has announced as it is trying to reach out to smaller parties and independents to form the next government. Though the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly, the party is still short of numbers to form its government on its own. PTI leader Naeenul Haq told the media on Saturday night that consultations are on to complete the number game. Hyderabad: YSRC chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Sunday appeared ﬁghting a tough battle in containing the damage caused to his party’s prospects with his comments that he would not be able to promise BC status to Kapus with youths taking serious exception to his statement. In an attempt to retrieve the lost ground, Jaganmohan Reddy asserted that he had said he would not be able to get them BC status because the subject fell under the Centre’s purview. “I am not one who promises something that cannot be delivered at a later stage,” he said and wanted to know from the audience whether they wanted a leader who spoke truth or a leader who dished out a tissue of white lies. After Kapu patriarch Mudragada Padmanabham’s outburst against him, Jaganmohan Reddy appeared to be on the defensive, praising the Kapu leader sky high and questioned the decision of the TDP government in detaining him when he was agitating for BC status for Kapus in East Godavari district. He referred to how Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had promised everything under the sun for all though he knew he would not be able to implement any of them. “He had promised ST status for Boyas, SC status for Rajakas and BC status for Kapus. But nothing has happened so far,” Jaganmohan Reddy said. He, however, promised to double the budget for Kapu corporation. Continued on P6 LASHKAR BONALU Mann Ki Baat New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said festivals like Ganesh Utsav are a great uniﬁer and should be celebrated with enthusiasm, but in an "eco-friendly" way. "Celebrate Ganesh Utsav with great enthusiasm and fervour whole heartedly but insist on keeping these celebrations ecofriendly," Modi said in his monthly radio address "Mann Ki Baat," underlining that the festival is an opportunity for the youngsters to acquire leadership and organisational skills. "Right from Ganesh idol to all decorative material everything ought to be eco-friendly and I will appreciate that separate competitions be organised in each city and prizes be awarded for these." Ganesh Utsav or the birthday of Lord Ganesha, is scheduled to MODI BATS FOR ECO-FRIENDLY GANESH UTSAV be celebrated on September 12 this year. The 11-day festival ends with the immersion of the Ganesha idols into the sea or water bodies. The environment bodies and activists have been advocating the use of eco-friendly materials for making these idols, instead of toxic substances that badly harm the aquatic eco-system. Modi also remembered freedom ﬁghter Bal Gangadhar New Delhi: As the Yamuna river continued to ﬂow above the danger mark in Delhi on Sunday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia took stock of the ongoing evacuation in low-lying areas. Over 1,000 families had been evacuated till Sunday morning. Sisodia also visited lowlying areas around Akshardham and Pandav Nagar and urged people to move to safer places. The river's water level rose to 205.50 meters on Sunday due to water discharge from Haryana's Hathnikund Barrage amid continuous rain in the catchment areas. It is expected to rise to 206.60 meters on July 31. Haryana had released six lakh cusecs of water at 6 pm on Saturday. The water released at Hathnikund barrage, which provides drinking water to New Delhi, normally takes 72 hours to reach the city. "More water is being released from the barrage every hour, which will have an impact on the Yamuna level in Delhi. We are keeping a close watch," a Flood and Control Department official said. East Delhi's District Magistrate K Mahesh also visited the low-lying areas and said that the situation is under control and the government is fully prepared to tackle emergency. "As many as 67 boats have been deployed at 23 locations. We have made arrangements to shift the affected persons to school campuses and night shelters," the official told the media. He said that although the river level was above the danger mark, the situation, as of now, is not worrisome. Quick response teams have been activated, the official said. The National Disaster Relief Force too is on a standby. Pub culture new rage in Vijayawada MD AMEEN Vijayawada: Pub culture is gradually increasing in Vijayawada. Many youngsters in the age group of 20 to 35 are spending their weekends with friends in pubs. Vijayawada has more than 160 bars and liquor shops spread all over the city. Now, pubs are appearing in this commercial city, targeting youngsters. There are three pubs as of now on MG Road. Two pubs are located in multiplexes and one is in a hotel near old RTC bus stand. Earlier, youth used to go to Hyderabad or Bengaluru to celebrate parties in the pubs. But, with the opening of three pubs, the youth are not going to Hyderabad or Bengaluru and visiting these pubs in Vijayawada city. When the first pub in Vijayawada city was opened nearly a year ago in a shopping mall in Labbipet, women’s organisations staged a protest and asked the police to take action. However, later the protests were not seen. P Durga Bhavani, general secretary of Andhra Pradesh Mahila Sangham, has said the women’s organisations have protested against the pub culture in Vijayawada. She felt the pub cul- ture will spoil the youth of Vijayawada. Vijayawada was known as a conservative city with rich Telugu culture and traditions. But, the mindset of youngsters and people are gradually changing and girls are not hesitating to go to the pubs with their boyfriends. Hundreds of girls visit the pubs located in two shopping malls. These pubs function till midnight as they had taken permission from the department of Excise and Prohibition. A senior official of the department said that the bars would be closed by 11 pm and pubs can continue till midnight. Continued on P6 good rain from some parts of the country. At some places, the torrential rains have caused ﬂoods while some other regions are still waiting for the rain," Modi said. Not scared to be seen with industrialists: PM File photo Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit back over the Opposition's allegations about his proximity with corrupt industrialist Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, saying unlike others, he was not afraid of being seen with industrialists, who play a key role in the nation's development. "My conscience is clear," he said, citing as an example of Mahatma Gandhi, who often stayed at the Birla House, the home of the industrialist who extended support to the Congress during the freedom movement. S P11 Yamuna ﬂows Venkaiah visits above danger mark Karuna in hospital Delhi admin on high alert; Sisodia reviews evacuations Nizamabad MP K Kavitha on way to offering a 3.8-kg golden bonam to Goddess Mahankali at Sri Ujjaini temple in Secunderabad on Sunday Tilak who had promoted the community celebration of Ganesh Utsav to mobilize people against the colonial rule. In the same spirit, Modi earlier said that the man himself was wreaking havoc with the environment that resulted in natural calamities such as droughts, ﬂoods and landslides. "We are receiving news of Chennai: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday met DMK President M Karunanidhi at the Kauvery Hospital here and enquired about his health. The DMK said Naidu was accompanied by Governor Banwarilal Purohit. They spoke to doctors. Naidu also met Karunanidhi's son and DMK leader M.K. Stalin at the hospital. On Sat- Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu visits urday night, the hospital said Karunanidhi's con- the ailing DMK president M Karunanidhi at Kauvery Hospital, in Chennai on Sunday dition was stable with active medical support.
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