www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Cloudy Temp: Max.35°C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 36% Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 06:27 DOWN 37 PAISE AGAIN, ` AT A FRESH LIFETIME LOW OF 71.58 VS $ 2,000 DELEGATES TO ATTEND FINTECH FEST REGION WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H F-16 to get its wings from Telangana Arif Alvi, who won the presidential election from the ruling Pakistan Tehreek eInsaf Party, makes a victory sign in Islamabad on Tuesday. The 69yearold former dentist defeated Pakistan Peoples Party candidate Aitzaz Ahsan and the Pakistan Muslim LeagueN nominee Maulana Fazl ur Rehman in a three way contest to become the 13th president Brief blackout of Facebook Washington: Facebook users around the world reported the social network was briefly inaccessible Monday, with many taking to Twitter to voice their frustration. Reports of issues on the downdetector.com website began around 2100 GMT, with users particularly affected in North America and Europe. The outage lasted less than 90 minutes before normal service resumed. Some users had read-only access while others were unable to log in. "Earlier today, a networking issue caused some people to have trouble accessing or posting to various Facebook services," a Facebook spokesman said. Lockheed Martin sticks to Make-in-India drive to make ﬁghter jet wings Washington/Hyderabad: The wings of Lockheed Martin's F-16 ﬁghter jets will be produced in India, the American security and aerospace giant announced on Tuesday, in a major boost to the 'Make in India' initiative. Maryland-based Lockheed Production to begin near Hyderabad in three months Martin has entered into an agreement with Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) for the production of the wings. Lockheed officials insisted that the planned F-16 wing production to India is not contingent on India selecting the F-16 for the Indian Naidu calls for support to root out corruption OUR BUREAU Chintalapudi (West Godavari): Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday appealed to the people of the state to realise that if they voted for the YSRC, it would be nothing but supporting the BJP at the Centre which betrayed the state and its interests. Addressing a huge public meeting organised in connection with “Grama Darsini” at Boyagudem in Chintalapudi mandal of the district, the Chief Minister said that Prime Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu blessing pregnant women during Sreemantham programme organised as part of Grama Darsini at Chintalapudi in West Godavari district on Tuesday Minister Narendra Modi who professed to root out corruption and black money was in fact supporting YSRC whose chief is steeped in disproportionate assets cases. "Narendra Modi is doing exactly opposite what he had been saying all along. He said within one year, he would ﬂush out black money and have the assets of those who earned them through dubious methods auctioned. But, he, in fact, was backing those who are neck-deep in corruption," Naidu said. Continued on Page 15 Air Force. The production of the wings of F-16s is expected to begin within three months at the manufacturing facility of Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) at Adibatla on the outskirts of Hyderabad. Continued on Page 15 Assembly session may go without opposition OUR BUREAU Amaravati: Even as Telugu Desam Party is getting ready for the monsoon session of the Assembly to show case its achievements during the last four-anda-half years, the YSRC has decided to continue its strategy of boycotting it. The YSRC has, in fact, dared the Chief Minister on whether he would be able to drop the four YSRC MLAs who were taken into his cabinet respecting the anti-defection Act. The party leaders said that if Naidu did this, they would not have any objection to attend the Assembly session, implying that that they would give it a miss this time too. Speaking to reporters, YSRC MLA G Srikanth Reddy said that so far, they were not informed of the commencement of the Assembly session on September 6 and wondered if Naidu would give them any time to talk even if they attended it. The Telugu Desam Party too is preparing for an oppositionless Assembly session. Since there would be no YSRC to attack, the session would be more on focusing on the progress the state had achieved on all fronts. Though the YSRC members would not be around, the TDP might use it as a platform to slam the BJP and the YSRC whom it alleges are working hand-inglove to defeat the TDP. Continued on Page 15 CJI recommends Gogoi as successor New Delhi: Putting to rest all speculation, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Tuesday recommended to the Centre that Jus- Dipak Misra tice Ranjan Gogoi be his successor, eight months after he was part of a revolt against the Ranjan Gogoi country's top judge. Despite the differences, Misra stuck to convention and recommended Gogoi, the senior-most judge in the Supreme Court after the CJI. If confirmed by the Centre, considered a formality, Gogoi will be sworn in on October 3, a day after Misra retires. Highly-placed sources said the letter by Misra has been sent by the office of the CJI to the Ministry of Law and Justice for necessary action. Gogoi will have a tenure of little over a year. His term is due to end on November 17 next year when he attains the age of 65. Hyderabad twin blasts: Court convicts 2, acquits 2 LEGAL CORRESPONDENT File photo members of bomb disposal squad at the blast site at Gokul Chat, in Hyderabad Hyderabad: At last, the long-delayed justice to the victims of twin blasts that took place at Gokul Chat eatery, which killed 32 peo- Booming Sri City induces reverse migration Tirupati: Sri City SEZ (Special Economic Zone) is inducing reverse migration at a time when there is an increased exodus of people from villages to urban areas. The booming integrated business city that came into existence a decade ago, spread over 100 sq km area comprising an SEZ, a Domestic Tariff Zone (DTZ), Free Trade Ware Housing Zone (FTWZ) and an Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) brought a sea change in the lives of the people in the once most backward Satyavedu area. Many rural educated and aspiring youth and even the unschooled and unskilled who were forced to leave villages in search of livelihood in towns and cities are now returning with Sri City offering a lot of scope to earn more than what they are getting in adopted homes. S P2 ple and left 47 injured, and at the open air theatre at Lumbini Park in August 2007, in which 12 others died and 21 were injured, was ﬁnally delivered on Tuesday, with the convic- Aniq Sayyad Akbar Ismail TS heading for dissolution? n HoDs meeting Guv point to the possibility OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: In preparations to a grand finale to the possibility of dissolution of Telangana Assembly most likely on September 6, the heads of the state administration on Tuesday called on Governor ESL Narasimhan and discussed the official arrangements to be made to run the government post disbanding the state Legislature. In all likelihood, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will hold cabinet meeting on Thursday morning between 6.30 am and 10 am where the proposal for dissolution of the assembly would be adopted. Official sources said that the cabinet will also take some some important decisions which include the announcement of Interim Relief (IR) to the government employees and sanction of new posts under the new zonal system. The CM has instructed all his cabinet colleagues to be made around in Hyderabad from Wednesday morning, indicating that the all too crucial cabinet meeting is being scheduled on September 6. Giving a clear indication of going in for early elections, the TRS supremo has already announced organising a public meeting - ‘Praja Ashirwada Sabha’ at Husnabad in the erstwhile Karimnagar district on September 7. Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao and Finance Minister E Rajendar have been entrusted to make the meeting a success with a gathering of not less than one lakh people. The Chief Minister is already studying all previous cases of early dissolution in various states, including that which happened in Chandrababu Naidu’s tenure in 2004. At that time elections were not held early though assembly was dissolved. Continued on Page 15 50-year-old Kolkata bridge collapses, 1 dies Kolkata: A section of an over 50year-old bridge on the arterial Diamond Harbour Road in south Kolkata collapsed Tuesday evening, snuffing out one life, trapping several people and crushing many vehicles, police said. The Majerhat bridge in the crowded Alipore area caved in around 4.45 pm during rush hour. It runs over the Majerhat Railway Station and connects the city centre with the heavily populated Behala, the vast area of the south west suburbs and neighbouring South 24 Parganas district. Police conﬁrmed the death of one person and said 19 others, including two women were injured. The injured have been admitted to SSKM and CMRI hospitals, Vehicles are seen stuck after a section of Majerhat bridge collapsed in Kolkata on Tuesday the police added. Fire brigade personnel engaged in the rescue work had earlier said 25 injured were pulled out from the rubble. Additional lighting arrangements have been made to facilitate the rescue work at night. One minibus, four cars and a few motorbikes which were hit by the collapse were seen lying at the accident site till evening. An eyewitness claimed that some people in a minibus and private cars were trapped. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is now in Darjeeling, said that rescue work was almost over and only a concrete slab remains to be cut to ﬁnd out whether any person was trapped there. She said there was a hut under the bridge and some labourers engaged in Metro rail construction work used to stay. "Had they been there during the time of accident, an unfortunate thing might have happened", she said. tion of two of the ﬁve accused in the case. Second Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge T Srinivas Rao who presided over the special National Investigation Agency Court, which was located on the premises of Cherlapally Central Prison where accused were tried, pronounced the judgement. In his oral order, the Judge pronounced A1 Aniq Shafeeq Ahmed and A2 Akber Ismail Choudhury as convicts for planting bombs in the Lumbini Park and the Gokul Chat eatery respectively. Continued on Page 15
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