www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL TUESDAY 31 JULY 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Showers late. Overcast Temp: Max.33°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 30% Sunrise: 05:59 Sunset: 06:49 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS J&K militants barge into jawan's home, kill him Srinagar: A CRPF jawan was shot dead by militants at his home in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir late on Sunday, police said. Unidentified militants barged inside the house of local CRPF constable Naseer Ahmad Rather, who was on leave, in the Naira area of Pulwama and fired upon him, a police official said. He said Rather received critical injuries and was rushed to a hospital but did not survive. The area has been cordoned off and a hunt has been launched to nab the assailants, the official said adding a case had been registered. The incident comes just a day after a police staffer was kidnapped by militants in Pulwama. However, he was left off a few hours later. Hot weather not the reason for EVM failures: Centre New Delhi: Contrary to the claims made by the Election Commission that excessive heat and light was among the factors behind the largescale malfunctioning of EVMs and VVPATs in Kairana Lok Sabha by-polls held in May this year, the government said that hot weather was not the reason. S P11 India asks Antigua to detain Choksi New Delhi: India has asked Antigua and Barbuda to detain Mehul Choksi, an accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case, and to prevent him from leaving the country. Informed sources here said on Monday that the External Affairs Ministry had asked the Antigua and Barbuda government to confirm Choksi's presence in their territory. S P11 India Inc hails Modi for his support to industry C File photo of Naseer CM to check works of pending projects from August 1st week P hief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that he would inspect the progress of pending works of irrigation projects from August first week. He asked the officials to submit a weekly report on progress of all the 56 priority irrigation projects in the State. rime Minister Narendra Modi's assertion that he was not afraid of being seen with industrialists playing a key role in India's development is a shot in the arm for the industry at a time when it is dealing with a strong negative perception, India Inc said on Monday. P5 ASSAM NRC MAKES 40 LAKH STATELESS Final Draft divides families as some members become Indians, Others foreigners The National Register of Citizens (NRC) was updated to weed out illegal immigrants as per a provision of the Assam Accord signed in 1985 after a six-year agitation against Bangladeshis NOT FINAL NRC Guwahati: The names of around 40 lakhs of 3.29 crore applicants were missing from the Supreme-Court mandated ﬁnal draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) released on Monday. The NRC has been updated for the ﬁrst time since 1951 to account for illegal migration from neighbouring Bangladesh. ‘DIVIDE-AND-RULE’ New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the draft of the NRC that was published on Monday was not the ﬁnal list and there was no need to create panic. People check their names on the ﬁnal draft of the state's National Register of Citizens after it was released, at a NRC Seva Kendra in Nagaon on Monday The NRC authority has not revealed the reason for rejection, citing protection of the individual’s privacy. It just men- Massive crowds at hospital as doctors strive to save Karuna Police Personnel try to manage Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supporters gather outside the hospital Chennai: A massive number of people and DMK supporters gathered outside Chennai’s Kauvery hospital where DMK chief Karunanidhi is admitted. Security has been beefed up and police lathi charged to disperse the crowd. MK Stalin issued a statement over Karunanidhi’s health saying he's normalizing and closely being monitored. He appealed to cadres to not indulge in violence or disturb police or public. With hundreds of people continue to throng the hospital in Alwarpet, the city police have been working round-the-clock to maintain law and order in the locality. The hospital is located on a prime junction and thousands of vehicles, including MTC buses, pass through the road regularly. The stretch sees slow trafﬁc on Saturdays, when devotees throng the Alwarpet Anjaneyar Temple. “When hundreds of party cadre gather at the Luz Church Road-TTK Road junction, ensuring traffic ﬂow is a big challenge. Our personnel are working round-the-clock to ensure that neither the public nor the party cadre are affected,” a senior police officer said. tioned two categories of people who could not make it to the complete draft as ‘on hold’ and Continued on P6 ‘rejected’. Death for lynching? Centre mulls bringing new law: MoS Ahir Yavatmal: The Central government will soon bring a Bill proposing death penalty for the crime of lynching, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said here on Monday. The proposed Bill will be on the lines of a legislation seeking capital punishment to those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years, he said. "Lynching is a barbaric crime and no civilised society can accept it. The Union government will soon bring a bill proposing death penalty for lynching. "The proposed bill will be on the lines of a legislation seeking death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years," the minister told a delegation of the Nathjogi community who called on him here. The minister's remarks came against the backdrop of a spate of incidents of mob violence over cow smuggling and child lifting being reported from various parts of the country. Five members of the Nathjogi community from Solapur district were allegedly lynched by a mob on suspicion of being "child lifters. Kolkata: Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said: "It is a game plan to isolate people in order to do vote politics. We do not believe in divide and rule policy," she said. P13 TELEPHONE EXCHANGE SCAM Face the trial: SC tells Marans New Delhi: Former Telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi Maran must face trial in what is known as the illegal telephone exchange case, the Supreme Court said on Monday, conﬁrming a High Court order that set aside their discharge in March. "The allegation is you have used phones for your brother's TV. You face the trial," the Supreme Court said, dismissing Dayanidhi Maran's appeal in the decade-old case. Last week, the Madras High Court ordered the framing of charges within 12 weeks against Dayanidhi Maran and his older brother Kalanithi Maran, who heads the Sun Group. A special CBI court had in March discharged the Marans and others accused in the case. Dismissing the plea against the High Court order by Maran and three other BSNL officials, Justice Gogoi said in the order: "We are not inclined to interfere with the High Court order. Since recording of our views may affect the trial, we refrain to do so." As one of the officials accused in the matter sought to address the court, the bench said: "Go with your minister. There are serious charges against you." The Madras High Court had on June 25 remitted back the illegal telephone exchange case against former Union Minister Maran and his elder brother and Sun TV group head Kalanithi Maran to a special CBI special court and ordered framing of charges against all the accused. Continued on P6 TDP to exploit Jagan’s faux pas on Kapu reservation to the hilt Naidu tells MPs to expose YSRC leader’s line on quota issue OUR BUREAU Amaravati: Bent on exploiting YS Jaganmohan Reddy’s ‘faux pas’ on securing BC status for Kapus to the maximum extent possible, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday asked his MPs to expose the actual intent of the YSRC leader when he said he was helpless in getting reservations for them. Not losing much time lest the issue should become stale, Naidu wanted his MPs to go to town that Jaganmohan Reddy's line on Kapu reservations was only to please the Central leadership of the BJP with which he has a tacit understanding. Jaganmohan Reddy, addressing a public meeting in Jaggampet in East Godavari district, had said that he cannot promise reservations to Kapus since the issue was under the purview of the Centre, which raised the hackles of the Kapu leaders. Though Jaganmohan Reddy, later, had asserted that he was being frank and truthful about Kapu reservation issue but the impression that gained ground was that he was not in favour of reservations for Kapus. Continued on P6 TDP MPs stage a protest demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh, during the monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Monday North-East states convinced AP ﬁsh safe MD AMEEN Vijayawada: Relentless efforts by the state government to persuade the ﬁsh traders of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland to import ﬁsh from Andhra Pradesh is bearing fruit. These states had banned import of ﬁsh from Andhra Pradesh nearly a month ago, suspecting that its ﬁsh had traces of formalin. The ﬁsh traders and farmers of Andhra Pradesh deny the allegations. A delegation comprising officials from various government departments visited north east states from July 13 to 16 and NO FISHY MATTER S Two NE states lift ban on ﬁsh imports from AP S Trucks loads of ﬁsh on way to NE S Task Force teams conduct formalin aﬃrmation tests in many mandals of Krishna, East, West Godavari districts S Eﬀorts made by state government giving fruitful results S Exporters heave a sigh of relief convinced the local traders to import ﬁsh from Andhra Pradesh. Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu also wrote a letter to the three states requesting the latter to import ﬁsh from Andhra Pradesh and made it clear the Andhra Pradesh ﬁsh is free from formalin and they can do tests easily. All these efforts have begun yielding results for the past few days. A senior official in the Department of Fisheries who did not want his name to be quoted said: "The Governments of Manipur and Nagaland have lifted the ban on the import of ﬁsh from Andhra Pradesh." Consequently, every day dozens of trucks with ﬁsh loads are moving towards NE states from West Godavari and Krishna districts for the last few days. With the calling off the strike by truck operators three days ago, the ﬁsh traders resumed exports to some NE states after testing the ﬁsh for formalin by task force teams. The state government has appointed Task Force teams comprising officials from the departments of ﬁsheries, food safety, animal husbandry and agricul- ture to conduct random tests with the special kits. A senior official working in Fisheries department, Gudivada, said random formalin conﬁrmation tests are being conducted every day. "So far not a single truck carrying ﬁsh with traces of formalin came to our notice in the region," he said, adding that the Task Force teams are doing their job very meticulously and are keeping an eye on trucks which sneak out to national highways without their stocks undergoing random check for formalin traces. Continued on P6
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