www.thehansindia.com SUNDAY 5 AUGUST 2018 KURNOOL | PAGES 16 | `5.00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H We tend to traverse the West, where a few decades ago, dating meant cruising bars and pubs or social events to meet someone you liked. In the Indian context, dating has always been about arranged matches, meeting a potential partner through your parents. For the more “rebellious” kind, it was always college or offices that did the job Funds misuse bigger than 2G scam GVL demands CBI probe into diversion of `50,039 cr to personal accounts OUR BUREAU WINDOWS 3 HC Chief Justices appointed SC judges New Delhi: Three High Court Chief Justices were appointed to the Supreme Court on Saturday, taking the total number of judges in the apex court to 25. Notifications announcing the appointments of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph, Madras HC Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Orissa HC Chief Justice Vineet Saran to the Supreme Court were issued on Saturday. Their warrants of appointment were signed by President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday night. S P10 Intruder shot dead at Abdullah’s residence New Delhi: A 25-year-old former gun dealer from Poonch district was shot dead by CRPF personnel after he forcibly entered the residence of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Dr Farooq Abdullah at Bhatindi in Jammu on Saturday morning. S P10 Hidden truths about offers and discounts T he biggest challenge in this competitive world is not producing quality products and services. It is to design innovative marketing strategies in the modern world, i.e. pricing and discounts. Very often, we come across promotional offers such as flash end sale, 50 per cent discount, end of season sale and more, which are the most attractive marketing offers now. As a business person or a marketing person, it is his /her major task to bring the customer to the place/store to experience the product or service. Also, to know what pushes the consumer to buy the product or service? How can he/she make the purchasing decision? Do we have rational consumers? Most often it is said that the consumers are not only acting logically but more often their emotional part plays a vital role while making the purchase decisions. S P9 SVIMS students take a selﬁe with CM Chandrababu Naidu in Tirupati on Saturday CM STIRS STUDENTS TO MAKE THEIR MARK OUR BUREAU Tirupati: Towards making Andhra Pradesh No.1 in ‘Knowledge Economy’, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has kickstarted a novel programme ‘Gnana Bheri’ a one-day workshop on Global Competitiveness at SV University Tarakarama Stadium in Tirupati on Saturday. Addressing over 15,000 students from all seven universities and various educational institutes in the district, CM Naidu has made it clear that he wants to focus on enlightening the students on the uses of knowledge High Court division, Kaleshwaram, quota top KCR’s pleas to PM OUR BUREAU New Delhi: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was closeted with Prime Minister Narendra Modi for about 40 minutes, here on Saturday, seeking the latter's intervention in the full implementation of the bifurcation promises and clearance of all pending demands. Listing out his priorities into 11 subjects, the Chief Minister handed over the Prime Minister 11 different letters highlighting the necessity to clear the same. Bifurcation of the High Court was brought on top of the agenda once again with the CM pointing to the PM that a great injustice was being done by the delay in doing so. The injustice was not only in the number Telangana judges in the existing system in the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad but there was also a great unrest among the Bar and it should not be prolonged further, he said. KCR also took up, in right earnest, the fate of the Kaleshwaram project which as a national project should have been provided with additional funds as sought by the state government. Continued on P4 S AP has potential to reach pinnacle in Knowledge Economy S ‘Gnana Bheri’ will create history, says CM Naidu S He interacts with over 15,000 students in Tirupati S Opines future belongs to Information Technology and the ways to forge ahead towards knowledge economy. “I have organised several programmes in my 40 years of public life. But for the ﬁrst time an interaction programme of this magnitude with the students was being held which will create history. I have chosen Tirupati, the abode of Lord Venkateswara for such a historic programme to seek the blessings of the God which makes us stronger in conducting similar events in other districts too,” Naidu said. He recalled his student days in SV University campus from where he entered the Assembly exactly 40 years back. This was also one reason for choosing Tirupati for ﬁrst Gnana Bheri programme. Continued on P4 Vijayawada: BJP MP GVL Narasimha Rao has demanded that the Central government should order CBI inquiry on the misuse of funds by the Andhra Pradesh government. Speaking to media persons here on Saturday, Narasimha Rao alleged that the state government credited Rs 50,039 crore into the personal accounts during the last one year. He asked the state government to reveal the details of the names of the deposit holders. He termed that the misuse of funds is bigger than 2G scam. The state government did not conduct the discussion in the Assembly on Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report, he said and added that the BJP would not leave the issue. He demanded the state government to release a white paper on fund diversions. Continued on P4 Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviews the preparations for the launch of Health Assurance programme under Ayushman Bharat, in New Delhi on Saturday PM readies for launch of Ayushman Bharat New Delhi: Prime Minister health assurance scheme, it aims Narendra Modi on Saturday reto provide free health insurance viewed the progress of preparaof Rs 5 lakh per family to nearly tions towards the launch of the 40% of the population—more health assurance programme than 100 million poor and vulunder Ayushman Bharat. nerable families based on the soTop officials of the Mincio-economic caste cenistry of Health and sus. The scheme is Family Welfare, also popularly Billed as NITI Aayog and known as the world’s PMO, briefed Modicare. largest health the prime minAccording assurance scheme, it ister on varito the govaims to provide free ous aspects, ernment, health insurance of including the Ayushman `5 lakh per family to preparations Bharat will nearly 40% of the in states, and leverage on population development of Comprehenthe technological sive Primary infrastructure assoHealth Care ciated with the scheme. through Health and Indu Bhushan, Chief ExecWellness Centres for preutive Officer Ayushman Bharat, ventive, promotive and curative said that presently 28 states are care and will ensure seamless on board for inclusion in the continuum of care. This will Ayushman Bharat Scheme while avoid overcrowding and improve 8 states have yet to join. “At the quality of care at secondary and national level, all guidelines covtertiary facilities and provide ering the scheme are in place universal health coverage and and the IT backbone has been make services equitable, affordprepared. Flexibility has been able and accessible. Over 3 lakh accorded to states with regard to Common Service Centre (CSC) coverage, cost and the insurance and National Health Accounts model,” said Bhushan. (NHA) will register Ayushman Billed as the world’s largest Bharat Beneﬁciaries. Cong campaign to ‘expose’ Modi on graft New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday decided to take on the Narendra Modi government on the issue of corruption by launching a public campaign that will highlight the bank scams, Rafale deal and the "bad" state of the economy. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Congress Working Committee chaired by party chief Rahul Gandhi where the leaders also chalked out a strategy on the crucial issue of Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC). The meeting of the working committee, the party's highest decision-making body, was attended by top party leaders including former prime minister Manmohan Singh, A K Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ahmed Patel and Ashok Gehlot. However, former party president Sonia Gandhi was unable to attend the meeting. This is the second meeting of the newly constituted CWC under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. The Opposition party decided to go all out in highlighting the issue of corruption both inside and outside Parliament. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said after the meeting that the party will launch a public campaign or 'Jan Andolan, details of which The CWC meeting has taken a decision to launch a public campaign or 'Jan Andolan’ in consultation with state units and will go all out in highlighting the issue of corruption in the Modi government both inside and outside Parliament Congress President Rahul Gandhi having a word with party leader Ashok Gehlot at the Congress Working Committee meeting in New Delhi on Saturday CWC IS CORRUPTION WALI COMMITTEE: BJP New Delhi: The BJP has described the Congress Working Committee (CWC) as "corruption wali committee" (committee of corruption) hours after it (CWC) resolved to take on the government on the issue of graft. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said every act of corruption in India is linked to the party and it was paddling lies and misleading people against the government. "The Congress has hard connection with corruption. Wherever corruption happens in India, it goes to 10 Janpath. 10 Janpath is the permanent address of corruption in India and every act of corruption leads to the Gandhi family," he said. S P10 will be chalked out in the coming days in consultation with state units and leaders. "The CWC met today. As a team, we discussed the political situation in the country and the huge opportunity for the Congress to highlight issues of corruption and failure of the government to provide jobs to our youth. Thank you to all those who attended today’s meeting," Gandhi said on Twitter. The party intends to corner the government on media reports which quoted Antiguan authorities as saying that Indian agencies had no adverse information against Mehul Choksi when the Caribbean country conducted a background check on the PNB scam accused before granting him citizenship in 2017. President in Hyderabad for IIT Convocation OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: As part of his two-day official visit to Telangana, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday arrived in the city. The President will attend the IIT Convocation ceremony in Medak district on Sunday as chief guest. Before leaving for Chennai after the programme, Kovind will participate in the plantation programme at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Hyderabad. Governor ESL Narasimhan, IT minister KT Rama Rao and other ministers and officials welcomed the President at the Begumpet airport in the evening. Apna Sunita to ﬂy NASA commercial spacecraft in 2019 Houston: Indian-origin US astronaut Sunita Williams is among the nine astronauts named by NASA on Saturday for its ﬁrst human spaceﬂight programme since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011. After years of vehicle development and building anticipation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has now put the crew in commercial crew spacecraft. An unpiloted Russian cargo resupply ship marks space history by docking with the International Space Station after a journey of under four hours, breaking previ- ous records for a trip that traditionally takes two days. The space agency announced that the nine astronauts will launch on the ﬁrst crewed test ﬂights and missions of new commercial spacecraft built and operated by The Boeing Company and SpaceX. The eight active NASA astronauts and one former astronaut-turned-corporate crew member will launch on Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Dragoncapsules to the International Space Station beginning in 2019. The missions will mark the The space agency announced that the nine astronauts will launch on the first crewed test flights and missions of new commercial spacecraft built and operated by The Boeing Company and SpaceX first crewed launches from US soil since the end of the space shuttle programme seven years ago. In addition to naming the crews of the test ﬂights, NASA also announced today the four as- tronauts who will ﬂy aboard the ﬁrst operational Starliner and Dragon missions to the space station. Both vehicles were developed in cooperation with NASA to deliver crew members to and from the orbiting laboratory. Josh Cassada, 45, will ﬂy with Sunita (Suni) Williams, 52, aboard NASA’s ﬁrst contracted Starliner mission. It will be Cassada’s ﬁrst spaceﬂight. Williams previously logged 321 days in orbit on two stays aboard the space station, most recently returning to the Earth in 2012. The commercial crew members took to the stage during an event led by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, 48, and Douglas Hurley, 51, will ﬂy together as SpaceX’s ﬁrst Dragon crew. Veterans of two spaceﬂights each, Behnken and Hurley will lift off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center’s Pad 39A — the same Florida launch pad where the space shuttle left Earth for the last time in July 2011 with Hurley as pilot. Continued on P4
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