www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: A few showers. Mostly cloudy Temp: Max.30C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 57% Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 06:22 BUSINESS WINDOWS REGION H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H MUSEUM THEFT CASE WILL BE CRACKED SOON: SHIKHA GOEL DOWN 37 PAISE AGAIN, ` AT A FRESH LIFETIME LOW OF 71.58 VS $ CJI recommends Gogoi as successor F-16 to get its wings from Telangana Arif Alvi, who won the presidential election from the ruling Pakistan Tehreeke-Insaf Party, makes a victory sign in Islamabad on Tuesday. The 69-year-old former dentist defeated Pakistan Peoples Party candidate Aitzaz Ahsan and the Pakistan Muslim League-N nominee Maulana Fazl ur Rehman in a threeway 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 Production to begin near Hyderabad in three months 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 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 Twin blasts: Court convicts 2, acquits 2 Kin of victims and injured in blasts demand capital punishment LEGAL CORRESPONDENT Hyderabad: At last, the long-delayed justice to the victims of twin blasts that took place at Gokul Chat eatery, which killed 32 people 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 conviction 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 2 accused belonging to Indian Mujahideen still at large Pronouncement in respect of one more accused on Sept 10 Judge says quantum of punishment to be spelt on September 10 High-alert security at Cherlapally Jail, where a special courtroom was set up Aniq Sayyad Akbar Ismail 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. However, the court did not ﬁnd merit in the arguments of the prosecution against the other two accused, A5 Farooq Sharifuddin and A6 Mohd Sadiq Israr Ahmed, and, hence, they were acquitted. The court postponed its pronouncement of verdict in the case of A3 Tareeq Anjum to Monday, September 10. Continued on Page 4 TS heading for dissolution? n HoDs meeting Governor points 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. He is enquiring with the experts whether he would be asked to continue as caretaker Chief Minister in case the elections are not held early and whether there was any constitutional provisions favouring imposition of President’s rule. Telangana Chief Secretary SK Joshi, Special Advisor to government Rajiv Sarma, Special Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Office Narasinga Rao and Assembly Secretary V Narasimha Charyulu met Governor at Raj Bhavan and held a meeting with him for nearly one hour. Sources said that the officials had shown the draft letter prepared to inform the Governor and Election Commission about the dissolution of the Assembly. The technicalities involved in the official process were also discussed in the meeting. Law Department has been asked to study in detail every rule prescribed in the constitution for dissolving the assembly before the completion of the ﬁve-year term. Soon after returning to the Secretariat, the Chief Secretary summoned State Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar and Home Secretary Rajiv Trivedi and held one-on-one meeting with them. The official reviewed the arrangements being made for the completion of the publication of the ﬁnal electoral rolls and extending the government’s support to Election Commission to complete the task as per the schedule. The Home Secretary was asked to speed up the ongoing recruitment of constables and Sub Inspectors in the police department. As instructed by Joshi to all Secretaries, a majority of the departments forwarded the long-pending ﬁles and the new proposals of the welfare and development programmes to the Chief Secretary on Tuesday evening. 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, 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 4 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. INNOCENTS PUT BEHIND BARS FOR 9 YRS: ASAD • No justice till real culprits are caught and punished • MIM chief lambasts police for shoddy investigation P4 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. Prove charges, DS dares TRS leaders OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader and Rajya Sabha Member D Srinivas on Tuesday dared his party leadership either to take action against him or withdraw the resolution of Nizamabad district leaders, which sought his suspension from the party. The veteran politician, addressing a press conference in Nizamabad on Tuesday, refused to admit that he had been involved in anti-party activities. Continued on Page 4
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