www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL MONDAY 27 AUGUST 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: A few showers. Broken clouds. Temp: Max.32°C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 55% Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 06:34 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WINDOWS REGION P5 P14 Major parties brace for Pawan Yatra in EG Silver medal winner Indian athlete Dutee Chand at a medal ceremony Athletes Anas, Hima, Dutee bag Asiad silvers Jakarta: Indian sprinters Muhammed Anas, Hima Das and Dutee Chand claimed silver medals in their respective events at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday. Anas and Hima claimed the silver medals in the men's and women's 400 metres races respectively. Reigning Asian champion Anas completed the race in 45.69 seconds to be second, while Hima clocked a national record mark of 50.79 seconds to take the second place in the women's race. S P16 Opposition to pitch for paper ballots New Delhi: Many Opposition parties will reiterate their demand for paper ballots for future elections, among other things, in a meeting with the Election Commission of India (EC) on Monday. The EC has called the meeting with seven national and 51 state recognised political parties to discuss various electoral issues such as electoral rolls. S P13 Temple city to be medical hub CM to lay stone for it on Aug 30 BUSINESS Compare turnover ratios before investing in MFs Naidu to visit BSE for listing of Amaravati bonds today OUR BUREAU V PRADEEP KUMAR Tirupati: The AP government and TTD’s ambitious plans to make Tirupati, the abode of Lord Venkateswara, a medical hub by establishing all major speciality hospitals will soon become a reality with the establishment of the prestigious Tata Cancer Institute named as Sri Venkateswara Institute of Cancer Care and Advanced Research with world-class facilities. It may be mentioned here that at the instance of the state government, the TTD signed an • TTD entered MoU with Tata Trusts in May 2017 • TTD handed over 25 acres of land for the facility MoU with the Tata Trusts to establish a cancer hospital in the pilgrim city on May 5, 2017. It was signed by then Executive Officer D Sambasiva Rao and Tata Trusts MD Venkataramanan inside Sri Vari temple complex in Tirumala. Continued on Page 15 Midhani’s Nellore alloy plant to provide 500 jobs PV PRASAD Nellore: The defence public sector undertaking Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd (Midhani) will have its greenﬁeld aluminum alloy production plant at Bodduvaripalem in Kodavalur mandal. The district administration has allotted 110 acres of land which will be Midhani’s ﬁrst defence manufacturing facility outside Hyderabad. The company has signed a memorandum of understanding for setting up of a joint venture with the National Aluminum Company (Nalco) on aluminum alloys plant for production of high-end value products. Midhani had approached the state government during the ﬁrst quarter of last year for land allocation for the proposed Rs 3,000-core alloy plant in the district and that it needed 110 acres of land. The unit is expected to provide direct employment to 500 people. The establishment of the unit in the district had become crucial since Midhani has been planning to increase production for meeting the huge demand from automobile industry and also from the Indian Railways that prefer light weight equipment. Further, Midhani is creating a joint venture with Nalco to build the unit that is expected to produce quality aluminum products. Continued on Page 15 Amaravati: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will visit the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai on Monday for listing of Amaravati bonds. He will utilise his visit to Mumba to meet top industrialists to explore possibilities for attracting investments. Naidu will meet former chairman of the Tata Group Ratan Tata and present chairman N Chandrasekharan. Later, he will meet Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani, Reliance CEO PMS Prasad and after that he will meet Managing Director of Godrej industries M Nadiyar. The Chief Minister later will meet Sanjay Srivastava of Mahendra World City Developers Ltd, Balan, chairman of the Square Group of companies. The Chief Minister will also meet Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumara Mangalam and Lodha group Chairman Mangal Prabhat, Essel Group Chairman Subhash Chandra separately. He will meet the representatives of Grieves Cotton Ltd, those of Saint Gobain India Pvt ltd, Raheja Group, Tata International, Haldia Petrochemicals among others. He will return to Amaravati on Monday night, official sources said. Don’t have visions of becoming PM: Rahul I am fighting an ideological battle: Cong chief London: Congress president Rahul Gandhi has said he does not have "visions" of becoming next the prime minister. While interacting with journalists in London, Gandhi underscored that he only sees himself as the one who is "ﬁghting an ideological battle". "I don't have these visions. I view myself as ﬁghting an ideological battle and this change has come in me after 2014. I realised that there's a risk to the Indian state, to the Indian way of doing things and I'm defending that. I just get up in morning think of how do I defend the Indian institutional structure and how do I make sure that the country I love works together," said Gandhi. Earlier in May this year, the Congress chief had said "why not" in reply to a question on whether he would like to become the prime minister if Congress emerges as the single largest party, in the 2019 parliamentary elections. On being asked about leadership in 2019, Gandhi said "Conversations (with the Opposition parties) on leadership are going to happen after the elections, after we have pushed the BJP and the RSS back." He targeted the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) saying that the "emphasis is... and there is a consensus among pretty much all leaders of the Opposition that the RSS is threatening the institutional order of India... they are systematically attacking organisations and putting their people into them." Continuing his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, Gandhi questioned Prime Minister's silence on the Unnao rape case and fugitives Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya. Continued on Page 15 When Mahatma raised `6K for Kerala ﬂood relief Thiruvananthapuram: Nearly a century ago when ﬂoods ravaged Kerala, Mahatma Gandhi had termed the misery of the people as "unimaginable" and stepped in to mobilise over Rs 6,000 to help them, records show. If the present rain fury has claimed over 400 lives and displaced over 10 lakh people, the massive ﬂoods that crippled the state in July 1924 are believed to have claimed a large number of lives and caused widespread destruction. Mahatma Gandhi, through a series of articles in his publications 'Young India' and 'Navajivan', had urged people of the country to generously contribute for the relief of the ﬂood-hit 'Malabar' (Kerala). Following his appeal, people from various walks of life includ- ing women and children had donated even their gold jewels and meagre savings to help the ﬂoodaffected people. Many had skipped a meal daily or given up milk to ﬁnd money to contribute to relief fund mobilised by Gandhi, according to the journals penned by him. The "Father of the Nation" had mentioned in one of his articles in 'Navajivan' about a girl who had stolen three paise to contribute to the relief fund. "Malabar's misery is unimaginable," Mahatma had said in the article titled "Relief Work in Malabar". He said he had to "confess" that the response to his appeal had been "more prompt" than he expected. "It has been proved not once but many times that, by God's grace, compassion does exist in the hearts of the people." Meanwhile, donations pouring into the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) have crossed Rs 500 crore. From school children to corporate giants, all are contributing to the relief fund to help rebuild the flood-hit state, whose loss has been estimated to be over Rs 20,000 crore. Children tying rakhi on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan festival, in New Delhi on Sunday MANN KI BAAT Talk on joint polls good for democracy: Modi New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that discussions on simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies are a "healthy sign" for democracy. Addressing the 47th edition of his monthly radio programme "Mann Ki Baat", the Prime Minister expressed solidarity with Kerala, where over 400 people have died in devastating ﬂoods. Modi also assured the Muslim women the country's support on the issue of social justice. "Presently efforts are afoot and discussions are being held about simultaneously holding elections to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies. The government and the opposition - both are putting forth their view points. This is a healthy sign Prime Minister expresses solidarity with Kerala, where over 400 people have died in devastating ﬂoods. He also assures the Muslim women the country's support on the issue of social justice for our democracy," he said. Describing Vajpayee as a "true patriot", he said the late Prime Minister brought fundamental reforms in the electoral process. "I must say that developing healthy traditions for a sound democracy, making constant efforts to strengthen democracy, en- couraging open-minded debates would also be an appropriate tribute to Atalji." Modi's remarks on simultaneous polls comes almost a month after the Law Commission held discussions with most political parties opposing the proposal saying that it was against the Constitution and would dilute regional interests. The BJP's stand is "One Nation, One Election". Crediting Vajpayee with bringing good governance to the mainstream and for injecting positive political culture in India, Modi recalled how he changed the time of budget presentation from 5 pm to 11 am and framed the rules that made it possible to unfurl the tricolour in public places. Continued on Page 15
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