www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL SATURDAY 4 AUGUST 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: A few showers. Overcast. Temp: Max.34°C. Min.27°C. Humidity: 48% Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 06:47 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H NAIDU TO IGNITE MINDS OF STUDENTS A LA MODI WINDOWS First student-centric Gnana Bheri show in temple town V PRADEEP KUMAR Visitors at jewellery vendor's stall during Vogue Wedding Show 2018, in New Delhi on Friday Centre scraps social media hub plan New Delhi: The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it has abandoned its plan to set up a Social Media Communication Hub (SMCH) to track and monitor these platforms to identify ‘buzz creators’. Attorney General K.K. Venugopal informed a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that the government is withdrawing the proposal. Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice D Y Chandrachud were the other members of the bench. Pakistan’s first Sikh cop sacked Lahore (PTI): Pakistan's first Sikh police officer has been sacked from service for being absent from office for over three months, a traffic police spokesperson said. Gulab Singh, 35, has been dismissed from work for staying absent from office for over three months, traffic police spokesperson Ali Nawaz told PTI. "SP Traffic Asif Sadiq after an inquiry against Gulab for staying absent from office over three months has dismissed him from service. Singh can file an appeal in the office of the deputy inspector general traffic police against his dismissal. S P13 Telugu Desam Party MPs stage a protest demanding special status for Andhra Pradesh during the monsoon session of Parliament in New Delhi on Friday Film director Vijay Gutte held for `34-cr GST fraud He is director of The Accidental Prime Minister starring Kher Mumbai: Film director Vijay R Gutte, son of a leading Maharashtra businessman close to the BJP, has been arrested in a case of alleged Rs 34-crore GST fraud committed through fake documents, official sources said here on Friday. Director of an upcoming ﬁlm 'The Accidental Prime Minister' starring veteran actor Anupam Kher, Gutte has been remanded in custody till August 14 by a Mumbai court. The Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DGGSTI) has booked Gutte under the Central Goods and Services Tax Act on charge of wrongfully availing input tax credit through fake bills and invoices. If found guilty, Gutte could face a penalty and jail for ﬁve years, the sources said. According to DGGSTI, Gutte's ﬁrm VRG Digital Corp Pvt Ltd (VRGDCPL) allegedly received fake invoices involving GST of around Rs 34 crore for animation and manpower services from Horizon Outsource Solutions Continued on P6 Pvt Ltd (HOSPL). Won’t interfere with HC order on Karti bail: SC New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to interfere with a Delhi High Court order granting bail to Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union minister P Chidambaram, for alleged ﬁnancial irregularities in the INX Media case. When it comes to the question of liberty, the courts do not go into technicality, a bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said. The bench said it is not interfering with the bail granted to Karti Chidambaram but was leaving the question of law open -- on whether he can approach the high court when his application for bail was already pending before the trial court. Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the CBI, said this question of law has to be kept open as invoking powers of concurrent jurisdiction of high court may be a case of "forum shopping". Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Karti Chidambaram, said there is already a judgement in which concurrent jurisdiction of high court can be invoked. On June 25, 9 labourers die in Kurnool quarry blast the CBI moved the apex court challenging the high court order granting bail to the businessman. The Central Bureau of Investigation claimed in its appeal that it was "impermissible in law" for the high court to entertain Karti Chidambaram's bail plea when an application seeking a similar relief was pending before the trial court. Kurnool: Nine labourers died when boulders crashed into them following a blast in a quarry at Agraharam in Aluru mandal in the district on Friday. According to information reaching here, all the victims were from Odisha. A few more labourers who were injured were rushed to a hospital. The quarry is understood to be owned by one Srinivas Chowdary. The sources said that a house nearby collapsed due to the impact of the blast. SC junks plea on cesarean deliveries New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking laying down of guidelines on how the procedure for cesarean deliveries has to be conducted in hospitals, saying the petition was an abuse of process of law. A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi also slapped a cost of Rs 25,000 on the petitioner and directed him to deposit the amount within four weeks with the Supreme Court Bar Association. “What is that you want? How much cost will you pay, you tell us? You want the court to lay down guidelines as to how cesarean deliveries have to be done? Is it a PIL (Public Interest Litigation),” the bench, comprising jus- Fines petitioner `25,000 for abuse of process of law tices R Banumathi and Navin Sinha, said. “Having perused the PIL, we are of the view that the same is an abuse of process of law,” the bench added. The petition was filed by Reepak Kansal, who had alleged “flagrant violations and abuse of health norms” due to a lack of policy and claimed that several private hospitals and maternity homes often conduct unnecessary C-section deliveries to make money. Kansal also said that the World Health Organisation recommends caesarean section to be performed only when it becomes a medical necessity. He claimed there are numerous instances in India where Csections are performed without medical reasons by private hospitals with an intention to make money. His petition also claimed that a Csection delivery involves an extended stay in the hospital as compared to normal childbirth. Continued on P6 Tirupati: A la Narendra Modi, who captured the imagination of the youth and students ahead of 2014 general elections, AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is also focusing his attention on this vital constituency, by kick-starting student-centric programmes Gnana Bheri in the temple town on Saturday. As Gujarat Chief Minister, Modi had addressed the students of SRCC of Delhi University in 2013, talking about the need to lift pessimism that had permeated everyone. By saying so, he left no one among the youth in doubt that he was gunning for the Prime Minister’s gaddi. With media launching a massive blitzkrieg in his support, Modi set the nation on ﬁre. Though AP government’s Gana Bheri looks outwardly similar to various students’ conclaves that Modi addressed subsequently, it is different in appearance and character as it is expected to be culmination of students’ activities going on for the last few days in the district. They would perform before Naidu who in turn would help broaden their vision of what to expect when they step out of their college. Maybe, his address would be more like the famed Steve Jobs’ Stanford University Commencement Address in 2005. The government is planning similar Gnana Bheris in other districts too where Naidu would interact with students and ﬁll them with hope for future. According to sources, Gnana Bheri is aimed at helping the youths acquire global competitiveness. Efforts are on to ramp up the pace to a ﬁtting ﬁnale on Saturday when Naidu, as chaperon and guide, would officiate the celebrations. Several competitions in culture, sports, academics and innovations have been held as a prelude to the main event and the selected candidates will get the chance of shaking hands with the CM. Speaking to The Hans India while reviewing arrangements at SV University Tarakarama Stadium on Friday an official said that the idea was to encourage innovative spirits among students. Continued on P6 TechM to help TS launch Blockchain district Signs MoU with govt at International Blockchain Congress BUSINESS BUREAU Hyderabad: The Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Department (ITE&C), Telangana government on Friday signed an MoU with software major Tech Mahindra to launch India’s first Blockchain district in Telangana at the Interna- tional Blockchain Congress held here on Friday. The Blockchain district, which will come up in Hyderabad, will be a Centre of Excellence for Blockchain, an incubator for technology and process development with innovative infrastructure and facilities to foster growth of Indian blockchain start-ups and companies. Tech Mahindra as a founding member of the Blockchain district will provide platform and technology assistance to all the incubators in the blockchain district. The company will also empower accelerators to develop and solve market problems across its global customer ecosystem. Continued on P6
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