www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Showers early. Morning clouds Temp: Max.33°C. Min.23C. Humidity: 54% Sunrise: 06:07 Sunset: 06:08 RERA MUST GO BEYOND REGULATION REGION WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H PAWAN IN A BIND OVER CHINTAMANENI’S DARE Naidu unhappy with police over intel failure OUR BUREAU Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on his arrival to attend 'Parakram Parv' celebrations, in Jodhpur, on Friday Paderu/ Araku: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is not happy with the AP police, who failed to guard the lives of Araku MLA K Sarveswara Rao and former MLA Siveri Soma from the CPI Maoists attacks at Dumbriguda mandal in the agency on last Sunday. After his US tour, the Chief Minister arrived at Amaravati last night and GST Council mulls ‘calamity tax’ New Delhi: The GST Council Friday set up a seven-member ministerial panel to examine the legality of imposing a new tax on certain goods and services to raise resources for natural calamity-hit states like Kerala. The panel, headed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and comprising of representatives of all states and UT, also took stock of the shortfall in tax mop up by majority of the states under the new indirect tax regime. S P5 Justice Chandrachud dissents again New Delhi: Dissent is a symbol of "vibrant democracy" and the voices in opposition cannot be "muzzled" by persecuting those who take up unpopular causes, Justice D Y Chandrachud of the SC said in his dissenting judgement in the Koregaon-Bhima violence case. S P11 without taking rest he directed the officials to make arrangements for his agency visit to console the slain leaders of the party. According to sources, the Chief Minister expressed his deep dissent over the failure of the police department. Even after Maoists issued series of warnings to MLA K Sarveswara Rao, the police failed to assess the information and protect him, the Chief Min- Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu consoling family members of slain MLA K Sarveswara Rao at their residence in Paderu on Friday New Delhi: In a 2:1 majority judgement, the Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere in the arrest of ﬁve activists in the Bhima-Koregaon case in Maharashtra. It also declined to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT), allowing Pune police to go ahead with its probe. The house arrest of the five rights activists -- Varavara Rao, Sudha Bhardwaj, Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira -- will continue for four more weeks, said a majority judgement, read out by Justice A M Khanwilkar also on behalf of Chief Justice Dipak Misra. He said that in perusal of documents submitted before the bench it was not a case of arrest merely because of dissent or difference in political views. Continued on Page 15 SC THROWS OPEN SABARIMALA DOORS TO WOMEN OF ALL AGES New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: The Supreme Court has lifted a ban that prevented women and girls between the age of 10 and 50 from entering the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. Reading out a majority 4:1 verdict on Friday, Chief Justice Dipak Misra said women were equally entitled to worship and that the rule which prevented the entry of women went against the right to worship of Hindu women and the right to equality. While Justices R F Nariman and D Y Chandrachud concurred with the CJI and Justice A M Khanwilkar, Justice Indu Malhotra gave a dissenting verdict. The authorities at the temple, which attracts tens of millions of pilgrims every year, have said the ban was rooted in a centuries-old Issues of deep religious sentiments should not be ordinarily be interfered by the court. The Sabarimala shrine and the deity is protected by Article 25 of the Constitution of India and the religious practices cannot be solely tested on the basis of Article 14 – Justice Indu Malhotra tradition and is essential to the rites related to the temple’s chief deity, Ayyappan. In some Hindu communities, menstruating women are regarded as unclean, leading to re- Plane jumps runway, lands in Pacific lagoon; passengers swim to safety A Powerful quake triggers tsunami in Indonesia passenger plane of Air Niugini crashed into the sea after missing the runway of a tiny Pacific island. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft was attempting to land at Chuuk Airport on the remote island of Weno in Micronesia but ditched in a lagoon on Friday morning. Images posted online showed dozens of people on boats surrounding the wreckage as they attempted to rescue those onboard the plane. All 36 passengers and 11 crew members escaped without any serious injuries. Jakarta: A tsunami of up to two metres has hit a small city on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, collapsing buildings and washing a vessel onto land, after a magnitude-7.7 quake struck offshore, but there has been no word on casualties, officials say. Authorities received information that Palu had been hit amid a rapid series of aftershocks, Dwikorita Karnawati, who heads Indonesia's meteorology and geophysics agency, BMKG, said. "The 1.5 to two-metre tsunami has receded, it ended," Ms Karnawati said. Continued on Page 15 Tirupati gets 100-bed ESI hospital OUR BUREAU Tirupati: The renovated and upgraded 100-bed ESI hospital in Tirupati was inaugurated by Union Minister for Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar on Friday. The renovation, which began seven years ago, was completed now with a cost of Rs 110 crore. It was constructed in a sprawling area of 3.75 acres with basement, ground and ﬁve ﬂoors. Earlier, the hospital had 50 beds. Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister Gangwar said that six crore people were getting ESI services in the country. Andhra Pradesh has 79 ESI dispensaries and four ESI hospitals with a combined bed capacity of 335. Along with labourers 40 crore people were working in unorganised sector and the government has been looking for how ous occasions. The Telugu Desam government would not lift the bauxite reserves honouring the sentiments and feelings of the tribals, Chandrababu Naidu said. Chandrababu Naidu visited the houses of the slain party leaders MLA K Sarveswara Rao at Paderu and former MLA Siveri Soma at Araku Valley on Friday and consoled the family members. Continued on Page 15 TEMPLE TANTRI RED-FACED BHIMA-KOREGAON CASE SC declines SIT probe ister opined. Chandrababu Naidu condemned the Maoists brutal attacks on MLA K Sarveswara Rao and former MLA S Soma. He said that the brutal act as undemocratic and cowardice. The Telugu Desam government had already buried the bauxite mining in Visakhapatnam agency in the wellbeing of tribals and it was announced in front of lakhs of people on vari- best they could be beneﬁtted. The new centrally air-conditioned hospital complex with inpatient and out-patient departments provides treatment facilities through various departments. The renovated hospital offers services in general medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, paediatrics, orthopedic surgery, anaesthesiology, pulmonary medicine, ENT, opthalmology, dental, radiology, pathology, physiotherapist, STD/HIV/AIDS. The IP block has two Indian operation theatres, which includes one labour OT. There was also one imported OT, one labour ICU, 17 wards with six beds in each ward. The casualty service is in operation round-the-clock. Union Minister for Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister P Satyanarayana and others having a look at the model of new ESI Hospital building in Tirupati on Friday NO PLACE FOR CM’S PHOTO ON FLEXI P15 strictions and in a few cases outright ban on women of childbearing age from entering certain places. Lifting the ban, Chief Justice Justice Dipak Misra said, “restrictions put by Sabarimala temple can’t be held as essential religious practice. No physiological and biological factor can be given legitimacy if it does not pass the test of conditionality,” Justice Misra said. Justice Indu Malhotra, the lone dissenting judge and the only woman judge in the ﬁvejudge bench, said, “religious practices cannot solely be tested on the basis of the right to equality. It is up to the worshippers, not the court, to decide what is the religion’s essential practice”. Continued on Page 15 Anil Chandra Punetha to be new CS OUR BUREAU Amaravati: In all probability, senior IAS officer Anil Chandra Punetha is likely to take up the coveted Chief Secretary post as the incumbent Dinesh Kumar will retire on Sunday. The name of Anil Chandra Punetha, who is of 1984 batch AP cadre officer, has been ﬁnalised. After arriving from 5-day US tour, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu ﬁnalised Punetha’s name as CS on Friday, according to sources.The government is likely to release the order on Saturday, appointing him as CS. Anil, who is born on May 10, 1959, will continue to be in service till May next. In fact, aspirations among senior IAS officials for the top post which began last ﬁve months got intensiﬁed last couple of weeks. Senior officials, including LV Subrahmanyam of 1983 batch and Anil Chandra Punetha were top contenders among other officials. LV Subrahmanyam born on April 22, 1960, joined the service on September 2, 1983 is the seniormost IAS officer among others in the state. Punetha will be in service till May 2019, while Subrahmanyam will hold office till April 2020.
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