www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Overcast Temp: Max.34°C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 41% Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 06:26 CLEAN ENERGY CAN STAVE OFF CLIMATE CHANGE ILLS: PM REGION WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H 31 L MORE ACRES TO GET WATER AFTER COMPLETION OF PROJECTS TDP, Cong tie-up in the offing TPCC chief Uttam likely to meet Chandrababu Naidu today OUR BUREAU TV actors Krishna Bharadwaj and Niya Sharma pose for a photo during a promotion of their upcoming TV show 'Tenali Rama', in Lucknow on Friday Two suspected terrorists held New Delhi: Two suspected terrorists, affiliated to the Islamic State in Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) organisation, were arrested from near the Red Fort by the Delhi Police's Special Cell, police said on Friday. The duo, from Shopian in Kashmir, were identified as Parvez (24) and Jamshid (19). S P11 Pak Army chief threatens India Rawalpindi/New Delhi: In sharp contrast to the reconciliatory tone of Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan towards India, Army chief General Qamar Jawed Bajwa has vowed to avenge blood of the country's soldiers being shed on the border. S P11 Telangana which is going to polls sooner than later. TDP general secretary and IT Minister N Lokesh dropped subtle hints to this effect on Friday that any decision on alliance with like-minded parties or the Congress in Telangana would be decided by the Telangana state leaders. According to sources in the Congress, Telangana president N Uttam Kumar Reddy might meet Chandrababu Naidu and discuss the need for alliance in Telangana. He is expected to explain to him the need for a united opposition to Continued on Page 15 take the TRS on. Hyderabad/ Amaravati: Alliance between Telugu Desam Party and the Congress for the Assembly elections in Telangana is more than likely. TDP chief and AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu who is arriving in Hyderabad on Saturday, is expected to discuss the issue ﬁrst with his Telangana state leaders before making his next move. According to sources, the TDP is not averse to joining hands with the Congress in facing the TRS in ‘KCR played well to the central script’ OUR BUREAU Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh IT Minister N Lokesh on Friday said the entire drama that took place in Hyderabad by TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao went well according to the script written by the saffron party at the Centre. However, the decision to end the term of Telangana House prematurely had pained him and felt Fuel prices register steepest daily hike, up 50 p/l New Delhi: Domestic fuel prices witnessed the steepest hike in the year so far with around 50-paise raise on Friday across the country. Both petrol and diesel prices have been at their all-time high in the country for around a week now, due to increase in crude oil prices and depreciation in the rupee against the dollar. Weakening of the Indian rupee makes the import of crude oil expensive. In the national capital, petrol prices rose by 48 paise to Rs 79.99 per litre on Friday, from Rs 79.51 per litre on Thursday, according to data on the Indian Oil Corporation's website. Similarly, in the other key cities of Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai, cost of petrol rose by 47 paise, 48 paise and 51 paise to Rs 82.88, Rs 87.39 and Rs 83.13 per litre on Friday, respectively. Among the domestic factors, high excise duty in the country is a major factor for high fuel prices, according to market observers. that the Assembly should have been allowed to complete its full 5-year term. "KCR's decision was wrong," Lokesh added, at an informal interaction with media persons on Friday at his chambers in AP Assembly. He said that KCR had failed to explain the reasons for dissolving the Assembly. The TDP leader observed that no development took place in Telangana during the last four-and-a-half years. Instead of developing the state, KCR pushed it into deep trouble, he said, adding: "Telangana is a surplus budget state when compared to Andhra Pradesh. But its debts are a whopping Rs 2 lakh crore." On the other hand, despite revenue deficit, lack of financial resources and support from the Centre, the AP government had been performing very well on all parameters. "Mission Bhagiratha is a failure. KCR did not create any new jobs, as he had promised on the occasion of 2014 elections. He failed in providing water security. Tirupati: Corpus fund of the TTD Annaprasadam Trust touched the whopping Rs 1000-crore mark with the muniﬁcent contribution of Rs 1.01 crore on Friday. Bengaluru based ‘Cyber Homes’ and ‘Iconica Constructions’ have jointly donated Rs 2.02 crore to the TTD. The largesse includes Rs 1.01 crore each to SV Annaprasadam Trust and SV Pranadanam Trust, The representatives of these ﬁrms have handed over the demand draft to Tirumala Joint Executive Officer (JEO) KS Srinivasa Raju, in Tirumala today. TTD started Annadanam, providing free food to the pilgrims visiting Tirumala, in 1984 in a small TTD launched Annadanam to the pilgrims visiting Tirumala in 1984 New York/ Guntur: A 25-yearold Indian man was among three persons killed when a gunman opened ﬁre in a bank building in the US city of Cincinnati before police shot him dead on Thursday. Pruthviraj Kandepi, who hailed from Tenali in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, was killed when 29-year-old Omar Enrique Santa Perez from the town of North Bend, Ohio, opened ﬁre at the headquarters for the Fifth Third Bank near Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati, police said. India's Consul General in New York Ambassador Sandeep Chakravorty said that the Consulate is in touch with the police, Kandepi's family as well as members of the community. An official of the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) said that Kandepi was working with the bank as a consultant. Arrangements were being made to send his body to India, he added. Pruthviraj Kandepi The other two victims were identiﬁed as Luis Felipe Calderon, 48 and Richard Newcomer, 64. Five persons were shot, some multiple times, in the incident, they said, adding that the gunman was felled in a shootout with officers. According to the Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac, officers responded to a 911 call around 9.10 am local time about an "active shooter" at the bank. The gunman was shot multiple times as four police officers approached him and he died at the scene. Continued on Page 15 Poll panel team coming to check TS readiness New Delhi: Apparently preparing to hold early polls in Telangana along with four other states in December, the Election Commission on Friday decided to send a team of officials to Hyderabad on September 11 for making an assessment of the poll preparedness of the machinery in the state where the ruling party has sought early elections by dissolving the Assembly. The decision was taken at a full meeting of the commission chaired by Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat. An official press note issued after the meeting said: "In view of the dissolution of the state Legislative Assembly of Telangana, the commission has decided to send a team of ECI officials to assess the situation in the state regarding poll preparedness. A team of ECI officials headed by Umesh Sinha, Senior Deputy Election Commissioner, will be visiting Hyderabad on Tuesday, 11 September 2018 and will give the report to the Election Commission after the completion of the visit." Rawat appeared to hint at the possibility of holding Assembly elections in Telangana along with the polls due in four other states in December this year. After the meeting, he said the ROUSING WELCOME Students of Padmavathi Mahila University taking selﬁes with E Rajani the goal keeper of Indian Women’s Hockey team that won Silver in recent Asian games ISRO unveils suits, capsule New Delhi: ISRO is gearing up to launch the Gaganyaan project, its first-ever manned space mission, in 2022, and naturally, there is quite a buzz about the historic event. The Gaganyaan module, which ISRO calls the Orbital Module, will be a combination of the service module and crew module, according to India today. S P11 Annaprasadam corpus touches `1K-cr mark OUR BUREAU Tenali boy among 3 shot dead in US Free food provided to 1 lakh pilgrims, 10,000 patients & attendants and 5,000 students every day The representatives of Bengaluru-based Cyber Homes and Iconica Constructions handing over DD towards donation to TTD SVU Annaprasadam Trust, to Tirumala JEO K S Sreenivasa Raju in Turimala on Friday way. With the donations picking up, TTD ﬂoated a separate trust ‘Sri Venkateswara Annaprasadam Trust (SVAT)’ for organising free food to the pilgrims in Tirumala on large scale which was later extended to Tirupati, down the hills also. In Tirupati, free food is provided daily to the pilgrims in TTD pilgrim complexes including Srinivasam, Vishnu Nivasam, II and III choultries and also in hospitals including SVIMS, BIRRD, SVRR and Government Maternity Hospital. In Tirumala, through the trust food items are also provided to the pilgrims in various places including in queue complexes where the devotees wait before having their turn of darshan of God. Continued on Page 15 commission would review the ground-level status with the Chief Electoral Officer of Telangana and make up its mind about the timing of elections to be announced in due course. "Whenever House is dissolved prematurely, as per Supreme Court guidelines laid down in 2002, the ECI is required to initiate immediate steps for holding elections for constituting the legislative Assembly on the ﬁrst occasion and in any case, within six months from the date of premature dissolution of the assembly," he said. However, ahead of the meeting he said it could be difficult if more states decide to go for early polls in view of the difficulties in logistics. "The Supreme Court has ruled clearly that in case of the House dissolution, polls should be held on the first occasion because caretaker governments cannot continue and get the advantage. Continued on Page 15
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