www.thehansindia.com SATURDAY 13 JANUARY 2018 KURNOOL PAGES 16 `5.00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS Dalits attack Nitish’s convoy in Buxar NEW YEAR GIFT TO NATION Washington: US President Donald Trump tweeted a denial on Friday after he was quoted as describing African and other states as "shi**ole countries," amid an international furor over the remarks. Trump, who reportedly made the comment during a meeting with legislators on Thursday on immigration reform, drew charges of racism. "Why are we having all these people from shi**ole countries come here?" Trump said, people briefed on the meeting told The Washington Post. "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used," Trump tweeted early Friday. S P12 CREDAI ANNOUNCES HYD PROPERTY SHOW DEMOCRACY AT STAKE Patna/Buxar: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar escaped unhurt on Friday when irate villagers of a Dalit hamlet in Buxar district pelted stones on his convoy, leaving about a dozen police personnel injured and half a dozen vehicles damaged. Over 500 villagers of Nandan panchayat were insisting that the CM, who went there to take stock of the progress of development schemes, should also carry a door-to-door inspection in their hamlet for a reality check. Trump denies ‘shithole’ remark 5 13 CM SHOULD REVEAL DETAILS OF MEETING WITH PM: PCC Virtual revolt by 4 SC judges against CJI ISRO hits a ton in space CHANDRAYAAN-2 IS ON SCHEDULE S PSLV-C40 successfully places 31 satellites in 2 diﬀerent orbits S In Chandrayaan-2, the country's second mission to the Moon, ISRO is planning a rover to explore the lunar surface Sriharikota/New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation has said that the Chandrayaan-2 mission is on schedule and flight models are going through various tests. In Chandrayan-2, the country's second mission to the Moon, ISRO is planning to rover to explore the lunar surface. "It is on schedule. We have to find out whether it is in March or not," ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar told reporters at Sriharikota on Friday. Continued on P6 New Delhi: Warning that democracy is at stake, four senior judges of the Supreme Court on Friday mounted a virtual revolt against the country's Chief Justice, raising questions on ‘selective’ case allocation and certain judicial orders, sending shockwaves across the judiciary and polity. The unprecedented move by the four judges, including Justice J Chelameswar, the second senior judge after Chief Justice Dipak Misra, brought to fore the simmering differences between the country's top judge and some senior judges in the apex court in recent months. The apex court currently has 25 judges. Justice Chelameswar himself described as an ‘extraordinary event’ in the annals of the Indian judiciary when the judges addressed a joint news conference during which he said "sometimes administration of the Supreme Court is not in order and many things which are less than desirable have happened in the last few months." The judge accused Justice Misra of not taking any ‘remedial measures’ on some of the issues which affected the functioning of the apex court that they had raised. Justice Misra became the CJI on August 28, 2017 and he is due to retire from on October 2 this year. Unless this institution is pre- Flay Misra over framing of roster SC judge J Chelameswar along with justices Ranjan Gogoi, MB Lokur and K Joseph during a press conference in New Delhi on Friday served, ‘democracy will not survive’ in this country, Justice Chelameswar said at the unscheduled press conference, in the ﬁrst of its kind event in independent India, leaving uncertain how this open dissension in the hallowed institution would be resolved. In a scathing criticism and unvarnished self-reﬂection of the Supreme Court, Justice Chelameswar, who was accompanied by Justices Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur and Kurian Joseph at the press confer- New Delhi: Top four judges of the Supreme Court on Friday objected to the manner of framing of roster and allocation of cases by the Chief Justice of India saying this power was meant for efﬁcient functioning of court and not to exercise any superior authority over judges. The four judges said the Chief Justice was "the master of the roster" but is "only the ﬁrst amongst the equals - nothing more or nothing less." The convention recognised "the privilege of the Chief Justice to form the roster and assign cases to different members/benches of the court" and it was also "well settled in the jurisprudence of this country that the Chief Justice is only the ﬁrst amongst the equals nothing more or nothing less," the judges said. ence, said they had met the Chief Justice on Friday morning and ‘raised issues affecting the institution.’ The CJI and the four judges comprise the Supreme Court collegium that selects judges for the higher juContinued on P6 diciary. SC seeks autopsy report of Loya CM Chandrababu Naidu meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday CM gets positive response from PM Naidu presents 17-page memorandum on dues to AP OUR BUREAU New Delhi: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday drove a hard bargain with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Delhi on fulﬁlment of various commitments made to the reorganised state of Andhra Pradesh, including funding of Polavaram Project in full, liberal allocation of funds in the next budget for Amaravati and honouring the various provisions of the special package promised to the state in lieu of special category status. The Chief Minister's meeting with the Prime Minister was a long awaited one since Naidu could not get time with the leader of the nation for more than a year, setting off speculation that the honeymoon between the BJP and the TDP was on the rocks. Continued on P6 Govt won’t intervene: Minister New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday termed as a ‘serious matter’ the issue of alleged mysterious death of special CBI judge B H Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Seikh encounter case, and asked the Maharashtra government to ﬁle his autopsy report. The top court asked the state government to ﬁle its reply by January 15 and said, "This matter requires bi-parte hearing rather than ex-parte". New Delhi: The Union government made it clear that it was not going to intervene in the issue of four seniormost judges of the Supreme Court dubbing the situation in the top court as "not in order", saying the judiciary would resolve the matter itself. "Our judiciary is reputed CM to launch 6 IT cos in temple city today P5 all over the world, is independent and will sort out the matter itself," Minister of State for Law P P Chaudhury said. Oppn sees ‘danger’ The Congress said democracy was in ‘danger’, while the CPM called for a thorough probe, after four top SC judges came out in the open to claim the situation in the apex court was ‘not in order’. Women entrepreneurs meet at Vizag OUR BUREAU Visakhapatnam: The state government is hosting a three-day international women entrepreneurs’ meet with the “Innovation, Incubation & Industrialisation” as subject from January 17. Announcing this at a press conference here on Friday, HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said the conference was being conducted jointly by ALEAP and South Asia Women Development Agency. About 70 women entrepreneurs from SAARC countries, UK, US and other countries will take part in the meeting. The minister said the state government had allotted 50 acres HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao brieﬁng the media about International Conference to be held in the city from Jan 17 to ALEAP (Association of Lady Entrepreneurs of India) at Gidajala near Anandapuram mandal in Visakhapatnam for an inter- national trade centre for women empowerment. ALEAP chairperson K Ramadevi also took part in the press conference. SC status quo gives boost to cockﬁght preparations OUR BUREAU New Delhi/ Eluru: The Bench of Chief Justice headed by the CJ, Justice Dipak Mishra, on Friday ordered a status quo regarding cockﬁghts in the Telugu states directing officials not to conduct joint inspection or raids. The Chief Justice also directed that no 'arrests' of the birds should be made. Referring to the previous order of the Apex Court, the CJI said it would remain in force and hence anyone wishing to seek changes to it should approach the High Court. The petition was ﬁled by Revellers celebrate SC status quo on the game lawyer Galla Satish on behalf of the petitioner, Ramakrishnam Raju. This effectively means that the game is not up for the birds and they could go ahead and ﬁght-till-death to the amusement of the spectators and gamblers thereby. There is a hue and cry against the cockﬁghts in Andhra Pradesh and not just animal rights' activists but also commoners have taken exception to the conduct of the 'game'. he gambling network is very effective around these and an estimate tells us that last year around Rs 200 crore was involved in the game. This year it is expected to double with the active involvement of the politicians, both in power and out of it. Meanwhile, West Godavari district administration and police officials are on the alert to ensure that cockﬁghts organised strictly in accordance with the Supreme Court order. According to reports, the organisers of the cockﬁghts are now making their arrangements in Vempa, Srirampuram villages of Bhimavaram mandal. During the three-day festival of Sankranti, many rings are expected to be opened in upland and delta areas. After the Supreme Court verdict, the villagers of Vempa, Srirampuram in Bhimavaram rural mandal have expressed their joy by bursting crackers. They said that no knives in the cockﬁght and the traditional cockﬁght will go on. West Godavari SP M Ravi Prakash said that the police administration will follow the directions of Andhra Pradesh High Court’s directions to stop the cockﬁght which were upheld by the Supreme Court. “The Supreme Court directed not to arrest the rooster rearing persons and farmers as directed last year," he said. P6 2 FUEL TANKERS GO UP IN FLAMES
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