www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL MONDAY 1 OCTOBER 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Rain showers. Cloudy Temp: Max.33C. Min.27°C. Humidity: 65% Sunrise: 06:01 Sunset: 06:00 BUSINESS WINDOWS REGION H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H CONG FIRES SALVO AT KCR & COTERIE DFIS: A PANACEA FOR ALL PROBLEMS MODI VOWS ‘BEFITTING REPLY’ TO INDIA’S ENEMIES President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev and his wife Jirot during a visit to Taj Mahal in Agra, on Sunday BELIEVE IN PEACE, Seat-sharing at crucial BUT NOT AT COST OF SOVEREIGNTY stage in Mahakutami Petrol, diesel prices at record highs n Congress to hold office-bearers meet today New Delhi: Petrol, diesel prices hit another record high on Sunday as the upward trend in fuel prices continued. Petrol prices were increased by 9-10 paise per litre on Sunday while diesel prices were hiked by 16-17 paise across the four metro cities. Warangal Warriors win TPKL Season 2 Hyderabad: Warangal Warriors brought the curtains down on the 16-day long Telangana Premier Kabaddi League (TPKL) Season 2 on a scintillating note by emerging as the champions at Saroornagar Indoor Stadium here on Sunday. Showing all-round superiority, they defeated Palamuru Panthers 37-28. Karimnagar Kings put it across Gadwal Gladiators 31-26 to clinch the third spot. Later, BJP leader G Kishan Reddy gave away the awards. S P12 OUR BUREAU New Delhi: In a veiled warning to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Indian soldiers will give a "beﬁtting reply" to whosoever attempts to ruin peace and progress in India. While India ﬁercely believed in peace, it would not compromise with its honour and sovereignty at any cost, he said. Modi's remarks came in his 48th episode of monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', a day after India celebrated the second anniversary of the 2016 surgical strike by the Army on terrorist hubs in Pakistanadministered Kashmir. Recalling the surgical strike as a reply to the "audacity of a proxy war under the garb of terrorism", Modi, without naming Pakistan, said: "It has now been decided that our soldiers will give a beﬁtting Pak chopper violates Indian airspace Pak lies, glorifies killers n Sushma launches frontal attack on Islamabad at UN United Nations: India launched a frontal attack on Pakistan at the UN General Assembly on Saturday, calling it “an expert in trying to mask malevolence with verbal duplicity,” accusing it of funding and glorifying terrorists and warning of a “conflagration” if terrorism was not rooted out. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj blamed Pakistan’s continued support of terror for stalled peace efforts between the subcontinental neighbours, and defended India’s record on human rights, saying there was no bigger transgressor of rights than terrorists. Pakistan “glorifies killers” and “refuses to see the blood of innocents,” she said. In her address to the General Assembly, Swaraj listed the Indian government’s development programmes, aimed at achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, before describing climate change and terrorism as the “biggest challenge of our era”. WINNING HEARTS Cop babysits while mom writes exam Hyderabad: When a young mother was forced to bring her four-month-old to the exam centre, a Telangana policeman offered to help. He took care of the baby while the mother wrote her exam. The heartwarming photograph of the cop trying to comfort the crying baby outside the exam centre was shared by IPS officer Rema Rajeswari on Twitter. Head constable Mujib ur Rahman is posted at Moosapet police station in Hyderabad. He was deployed at the examination centre at Boys Junior College, Mahbubnagar as part of the security arrangement for the police constable examination on Sunday. The woman, Rahman said, be- reply to whosoever tries to destroy the atmosphere of peace and progress in our nation. "We staunchly believe in peace; we are committed to taking it forward… but not at the cost of compromising our selfrespect and sovereignty." Continued on Page 4 Head constable Mujib ur Rahman seen playing with the baby longs to an underprivileged family and desperately needs a job. She is a post-graduate, but failed to get a decent job, he said. She aspires to be a police constable now. Continued on Page 4 Jammu: A Pakistani helicopter crossed 700 metres into Indian air space along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector on Sunday afternoon. According to reports from Pakistan, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’s Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan was travelling in this chopper. Pakistani news channel Aaj News said, the Pakistan Muslim League leader was flying near the Tarori area in PoK to participate in a condolence meeting. Continued on Page 4 Hyd-Indore flight makes emergency landing Indore: A Jet Airways aircraft from Hyderabad to Indore with 103 people on board made an emergency landing at an airport in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday after one of its engines failed, an official said. The plane landed safely at 12.06 pm, Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport director Aryama Sanyal said. The commander of the Hyderabad-Indore Jet Airways flight 9W955 sought an emergency landing from the Air Traffic Control (ATC) after one of the engines of the aircraft failed, she added. The Jet Airways, in a statement, confirmed the emergency landing of the aircraft and said its engineering team was inspecting the plane. The B737 aircraft with 96 guests and seven crew members landed safely and all were successfully deplaned," it said. Google, FB, Twitter to help EC check fake news New Delhi: Internet major Google and social media giants Twitter and Facebook have assured the Election Commission that they will not allow their platforms to be used for anything which effects the purity of polls during campaign period, Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat has said. He said it was tested during the Karnataka elections. "Small pilot was there. That was the beginning. Now we will have a bigger pilot before the Lok Sabha elections in these four states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram," the CEC said. Assembly polls are due in the four states later this year. Rawat said a committee under Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha had called re- gional and local heads of Google, Facebook and Twitter and had asked them as to what they can do for ensuring purity of Indian elections such as avoiding adverse impact of fake news and targeted communication to voters. "They have all committed that during campaign period, they will not allow anything which is adversely effecting level-playing ﬁeld be allowed on their platforms... during the last 48 hours before the close of poll, they have committed that nothing of elections will be allowed on their platforms," he said. The last 48 hours before the elections come to a close is called 'silence period' so that voter can calmly decide on as to whom to vote. The companies have also assured the poll watchdog that political ad- vertisements will be ﬂagged, including the amount spent, so that expenditure can also be accounted for during campaign period, the Chief Election Commissioner said. Google will establish a system that will allow it to share with the EC details about the expenditure incurred on its platforms. The panel under Sinha was set up to explore possible changes in section 126 of Representation of the People Act, 1951 in view of the expansion and diversity of media platforms. The section "prohibits displaying any election matter by means, inter alia, of television or similar apparatus, during the period of 48 hours before the hour ﬁxed for conclusion of poll in a constituency". Hyderabad: Apparently coming to an understanding with the allies on seat-sharing, the Congress has called for an emergency meeting of the PCC office-bearers on Monday to ﬁnalise the seats it would contest. Though the meeting would be held to discuss the celebrations of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, party senior leaders said the office-bearers would discuss the seats to be left to the alliance partners as part of the understanding and would list out the seats to be contested by the party. The meeting would also discuss other issues like Common Minimum Programme, campaign strategy, publicity activity and others. The office-bearers’ meeting would ﬁnalise the agenda to be held for the core committee meeting of the PCC later this week. According to sources, the TDP is seeking about 15, TJS 12, and the CPI 5. This adds up to 32, leaving the Congress 87 seats. However, the Congress is not ready to concede these many seats. The Congress leaders are of the view that the alliance partners lack enough strength to win the seats they are proposing, and the Congress wants to contest about 95 seats. The office-bearers would check the list of the alliance partners and would examine where they could win. Continued on Page 4 n Big changes in CBSE exam schedule A sigh of relief VRC PHANIHARAN Hyderabad: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to conduct Class X and XII examinations to declare results early from the academic year 2019. This comes as a sigh of relief to the students studying Class XII in the schools affiliated to the Central board in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Because of the delay in declaration of Class XII CBSE results, students have been posing problems in appearing for EAMCET. For example, the State Higher Education Councils of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh had to intervene to accommodate the Class XII students from the CBSE schools allowing them to appear in the APEAMCET2018 and TSEAMCET-2018 based on their internet mark sheets. Continued on Page 4
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