www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL MONDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Decreasing cloudiness Temp: Max.34°C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 36% Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 06:29 India leads tourism growth in South Asia: UN United Nations: The number of people travelling abroad hit record levels in 2017 with a total of 1,323 million international tourist arrivals recorded in destinations around the world, with India leading the growth in the South Asian region, according to data from the UN's tourism organisation. S P6 GOLD PRICES APPRECIATE; SILVER RATE DECLINES REGION WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H PULICHINTALA SET TO RECEIVE WATER TO FULL STORAGE LEVEL PM: Disciplinarians are branded as autocrats Launches Venkaiah’s book: ‘Moving On... Moving Forward: A Year In Office’ New Delhi: In a veiled jibe at the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that by calling for discipline these days, one can be branded as an "autocrat", as he praised Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu for being a "disciplinarian". After launching a book on the Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman's ﬁrst year, Modi said Naidu always provides visionary leadership whenever he gets a responsibility. "Venkaiah ji is a disciplinarian, and the country's situation is such that it has become easy to call discipline undemocratic. If one calls for some discipline, then that person is branded an autocrat," Modi said. The launch of the book 'Moving on...Moving forward: A year in office' was attended by Modi, former prime ministers – Manmohan Singh and Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat interacts with troops of the 28 Inf Div on their visit to the Balbir forward post in Keran sector, J & K on Sunday Sitharaman discusses J&K security situation with Guv Srinagar: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat met Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik in Srinagar on Sunday and discussed the security situation in the state. The Defence Minister, in her day-long trip to Srinagar, visited the Balbir forward post in the state along with Gen Rawat. She met the troops of the 28th Infantry Division. Continued on Page 15 H D Deve Gowda, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Rajya Sabha's Deputy Leader of Opposition Anand Sharma, and a host of other ministers, MPs and senior officials. Naidu, addressing the gathering, said discrimination on the basis of religion, caste or gender is unacceptable to any "nationalist" and this approach should be followed by everyone. He also called for deciding a national policy on the need for the Upper House in state legislatures and urged political parties to evolve a consensus on the code of conduct for their members - both inside and outside legislatures. Continued on Page 15 KCR assumes poll position without baring dates P15 Indian Athletes (L-R) Md Anas, PU Chitra, Sudha Singh, Jinson Johnson and Arpinder Singh pose for photograph with their medals won at Asian Games after a press conference, in New Delhi on Sunday India’s top show in Asiad promises bright future Jakarta: Achievements over the past two weeks, in the world's second biggest multi-sport event, matched India's aspirations and set the country on a road that appears far more promising than the path it has been on for decades. The bestever medal haul at the 2018 Asian Games is a leap forward for Indian sport after the Commonwealth Games medal spurt. In pursuit of excellence in the sporting arena and creating a niche for itself, India never had it so good in the continental showpiece that is considered next only to the Olympic Games. Even as the medallists come back with a feeling of accomplishment from Jakarta and Palembang, the surge in podium ﬁnishes could trigger new passion for Olympic sports in a country so obsessed with cricket. Caterpillar found in IKEA’s veg biryani Hyderabad: In a major embarrassment for the recently opened Swedish home furnishings retailer IKEA in Hyderabad, a customer allegedly found a worm in his vegetable biryani served at the famous IKEA food court. The customer, Abeed Mohammad, informed the Food Safety Officer with the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) about the incident and IKEA was slapped with a ﬁne of Rs 11,500. IKEA has tendered an apology. AAI seeks green clearance for Vij airport expansion Hyderabad: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has sought various clearances from the Environment Ministry for the expansion of Vijayawada airport along with four others, including Lucknow and Patna. According to the minutes of meeting of the latest expert appraisal committee (EAC) under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, the AAI sought environmental clearance for Patna, Lucknow, Dehradun and Jabalpur airports with an investment outlay of Rs 3,258 crore. It also requested the ministry to prepare terms of reference for the Vijayawada airport expansion programme. The AAI intends to construct a new terminal building T3 for Lucknow airport after dismantling Terminal 1 to cater to the increasing number of international and domestic passengers as the capacity of the present ones has neared saturation point. A multi-level car parking and allied facilities are also proposed. "The estimated cost of the project (for Lucknow Airport) will be approximately Rs 1,383 crore. Based on the information submitted and clariﬁcations provided by the Project Proponent (AAI)... EAC recommended the project for grant of Environmental clearance for Lucknow Airport," the committee said. The AAI plans to set up a new domestic terminal at Jai Prakash Narayan International (JPNI) Airport, Patna, to handle 4.5 million passengers per year with modern amenities on par with GRIHA-4 rating. The existing domestic terminal is more than 20year old and the ATC tower, technical block and administrative offices are housed in the same domestic terminal building. Initially, the building was designed for 50 lakh passengers per annum. The cost of the project is Rs 865 crore, the EAC said. However, the increase in number of ﬂights has seen more passengers travelling per year to about three million and hence the existing building was not sufficient to cater to the present passenger load, it said. Continued on Page 15 Abeed took to Twitter on Friday and posted, “#Ikeahyderbad Today I found caterpillar in my veg biryani. Very unfair of food @TV9Telugu @KTRTRS sir @hydcitypolice @THHyderabad @Abnandhrajyothi.” Continued on Page 15 HIGHLIGHTS • The best-ever medal haul at 2018 Asiad is a leap forward for Indian sport after the CWG medal spurt • With 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze, India's medal tally stood at 69 • India equalled the 15-gold tally of the 1951 inaugural Games but the country had never won 24 silver medals before
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