www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL WEDNESDAY 8 AUGUST 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Overcast. Temp: Max.34°C. Min.26°C. Humidity: 45% Sunrise: 06:01 Sunset: 06:45 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Kalaignar Karunanidhi dies at 94 DMK PATRIARCH LEAVES BIG VOID IN DRAVIDIAN POLITICS RS DY CHIEF ELECTION Opp picks NCP’s Vandana Chavan New Delhi: Vandana Chavan, a leader of Sharad Pawar's NCP, is the Opposition's candidate for the number two post in the Rajya Sabha after the chairman, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu. Vandana Chavan has been a Rajya Sabha member of the NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) since 2012. "As a woman, I will be very happy if vice chairman becomes a woman, no matter to which party she belongs to," she said as reports emerged of the opposition choosing her as its consensus candidate. 3 SC justices sworn in New Delhi: The Supreme Court has three new judges after Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran and KM Joseph were sworn in on Tuesday. Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra administered the oath to the new judges. The swearing in ceremony was shadowed by a controversy over the order in which the judges were sworn in. V JAGANNATHAN Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president M Karunanidhi, who was one of the two poles in the state and who was in public life for 80 long years, died on Tuesday evening after waging a grim battle for life in a city hospital, leaving a void in the Dravidian politics and triggering nationwide mourning for an essentially regional leader. "With deep anguish, we announce the demise of our beloved Kalaignar M Karunanidhi at 6.20 pm," said a statement from Kauvery Hospital in the heart of Chennai where thousands of DMK cadres and fans have been camping for days hoping for a miraculous recovery. The news of the 94-year-old mass leader's death cast a pall of gloom across the sprawling state which he had enticed all his political career through powerful oratory and script writing that changed the course of politics and the way Tamil cinema was made and helped the DMK's growth. He was just 14 when he became a student activist. Men and women, who had been praying for their leader's recovery, wailed outside the hospital as news of his death S S S S S S S broke. By then, Chennai was already tense, with residents stocking essentials like milk and vegetables anticipating a state-wide shutdown. The mortal remains of the DMK president will be taken to his home in Gopalapuram here and then to Rajaji Hall for people to pay their last respects. The Tamil Nadu government announced a week-long mourning. A DMK leader said Karunanidhi's mortal remains will be laid to rest on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a host of Chief Ministers, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and several others from across the country are expected to ﬂy to Chennai on Wednesday. Karunanidhi leaves two wives -- Dayalu and Rajathi, three sons including DMK working president M K Stalin and former Union minister M K Alagiri, daughter Kanimozhi (MP) and several grandchildren. The DMK patriarch, who had faded from public life for nearly two years, had been in and out of hospital on account of age-related ailments. His admission to the Kauvery Hospital early on July 28 followed a sudden dip in blood pressure. Continued on P6 S More reports: P11 TN govt refuses permission to bury at the Marina Madras HC acting CJ to hear DMK plea DMK sends another request to govt Body taken to Gopalapuram residence Govt announces seven-day mourning Stalin's appeal to DMK cadre to maintain calm Cadre attempts self-immolation File photos With Naidu With Modi CM vows `1,200 cr for IIIT Pamuru (Prakasam): Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday vowed to invest Rs 1,200 crore for construction of campus for IIIT. “I am happy to see an IIIT campus comping up near Kanigiri,” Naidu said after laying the foundation stone for the IIIT campus at Dubagunta in Pamuru mandal in the district. “Developing the state into a knowledge hub is my dream,” he said and asked CM Chandrababu Naidu laying the stone for Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IIIT the students to be part of the exercise. at Dubagunta village in Prakasam district on Tuesday Naidu advised the students to have an aim in life and work towards reaching it. He recalled how he had increased the number of engineering colleges from 40 to 300 in his earlier nine-year tenure and that he was now concentrating on skill development of the students. He said that he will ﬁght with the Central government to bring all 11 prestigious institutions promised under the AP State Reorganisation Act, 2014 and see that all of them are equipped with necessary infrastructure and facilities. Continued on P6 JAIPAL REDDY’S BOOK ‘TEN IDEOLOGIES’ LAUNCHED Resurgence of ‘nativism’ disturbing: Manmohan New Delhi: The resurgence of "nativism and protectionism" in the West is a disturbing phenomenon and there is a need for thinking afresh while building goodwill and peace among nations, former prime minister Manmohan Singh said on Tuesday. Singh, while addressing the gathering at the launch of former Union minister S Jaipal Reddy's book 'Ten Ideologies: The Great Asymmetry between Agrarianism and Industrialism' here, noted that during the course of the last three centuries, the industrial revolution had become a "full blown global phenomenon". "I am happy to note that Jaipal Reddy is trying Manmohan Singh releases the book titled ‘Ten Ideologies-The Great Asymmetry Between Agrarianism and Industrialism’, authored by S Jaipal Reddy in New Delhi on Tuesday to build a new approach to meet the current crisis in the world, this is what we should focus on. The resurgence of nativism and protectionism in the West are disturbing phenomenons. Old and tried approaches may not suffice," Singh said. "We should not hesitate to think afresh. While doing so, the paramount thing is to build goodwill and peace among nations," he said. A host of leaders from various political parties, including H D Deve Gowda, former vice president Hamid Ansari, CPM leader Sitaram Yechury, Sharad Yadav, former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, Continued on P6 were present at the event. With KCR Karunanidhi: A colossus in Dravidian politics P9 ‘Harassed’ medical student ends life S PG doctor’s suicide snowballs into major controversy S HoD of Paediatrics in SV Medical College placed under suspension S A 3-member DME team to conduct inquiry today S PG and UG doctors on sit-in protest for the whole day S Health services hit in Ruia Hospital OUR BUREAU Tirupati: Tense moments prevailed as the suicide of medical student, pursuing her education at SV Medical College (SVMC), snowballed into a major controversy resulting in the suspension of the Head of the Department of Paediatrics, Dr P Ravikumar. A PG medical student of department of Paediatrics in SVMC Dr B Shilpa committed suicide at her native place in Piler on Tuesday morning. After Shilpa coming to knowing about the suicide, angry doctors belonging to both PG and UG courses protested before the SVMC raising slogans against the HoD, Principal and District Collector. They said that the authorities have failed in doing justice to the victim though she has complained about the harassment almost three months back. The protestors moved to the Principal chamber later and sat there in protest. Police have deployed forces to control the situation. Continued on P6
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