www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Rain showers. Morning clouds Temp: Max.31C. Min.27°C. Humidity: 59% Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 05:58 BUSINESS WINDOWS REGION H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H ‘KCR WILL FAIL TO RETAIN HOME TURF’ RUPEE BREACHES `73 AGAINST $ GITAM founder dies in US car crash PM Modi receives UN’s Earth award New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday received the Champions of the Earth award from UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in Delhi. The UN chief praised Modi, saying, "We are recognising a statesman who embodies true leadership." "In PM Narendra Modi, we have a leader who realises the issue of climate change and understands the benefits of climate action. He knows the problems and also works to solve them," Guterres added. S P4 Kerala govt not to challenge verdict Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government will not file a review petition on the Supreme Court order allowing women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala temple, CM Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday. "None can stop women into the Sabarimala temple, as the apex court has ordered to keep the temple open for all women. The state government will not file a review petition. Instead, we will implement the order," said Vijayan. The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), the custodian of the Sabarimala temple, at its special meeting here on Wednesday, also decided to accept the top court's September 28 verdict. S P7 OUR BUREAU Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao addressing the Praja Ashirwada Sabha at Nizamabad on Wednesday KCR trains his guns on Cong for tie-up with TDP Cong mortgaging self-respect of Telangana to Amaravati OUR BUREAU Nizamabad: In a vitriolic attack on the Congress, TRS president and caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Wednesday charged the main opposition party in Telangana with forging alliance with Andhra Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who went down in the history as betrayer of Telangana. "This is nothing but mortgaging the selfrespect of people of Telangana to Amaravati," he said. Addressing the second of a largely-attended Praja Ashirvada Sabha at Giriraj College Grounds here to shore up the prospects of the TRS in the ensuing elections, he launched a broadside against NALGONDA MEET TODAY Hyderabad: The Reddy-dominated erstwhile Nalgonda district is throwing a big challenge to the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) as it intends to repeat its 2014 performance by bagging six out of the 12 seats. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is slated to address a public meeting in Nalgonda, a Congress bastion for long. Traditionally, the Congress bags majority of the 12 seats in the district since decades. Congress party leaders, including N Uttam Kumar Reddy and K Jana Reddy, have been winning succes- FIRST CJI FROM NORTHEAST Justice Gogoi sworn in Chief Justice of India New Delhi: Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who was sworn in as the 46th Chief Justice of India in Wednsday, is the ﬁrst person from the northeast to reach the top position of judiciary and will have a tenure of a little over 13 months before retiring on November 17, 2019. He succeeds Justice Dipak Misra who demitted office on October 2. Justice Gogoi had hit the headlines in January by holding a controversial press conference along with three other senior-most judges of the top court in which they virtually revolted against the then CJI over certain contentious issues. He later remarked at a public function that "independent judges and noisy journalists are democracy's ﬁrst line of defence". Continued on Page 4 sive elections from their respective constituencies. The TRS has managed to win six seats while riding on the crest of the Telangana wave in 2014. The pink party is now banking on the popular schemes of the government to win as many seats as possible from the district. Continued on Page 4 the Congress for sailing with the Telugu Desam which the TRS chief branded as one which had done incalculable harm to Telangana. “The Congress leaders have already gone down on their knees before their high command at Delhi. Worse still, they are now in poll pact with TDP which is a clear indication that the Congress has colluded with Andhra leaders to inveigle the Telangana people. In a scathing attack on Naidu, KCR said that the TDP chief had created many hurdles in the process of completion of power projects and the pending irrigation projects in Krishna and Godavari river basin by lodging 36 complaints with the Centre and also in the courts. Continued on Page 4 Oppn CMP to focus on farm loan waiver OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The common minimum programme (CMP) of People’s Alliance, the proposed new amalgamation of opposition parties, would focus on waiver of Rs 2 lakh agriculture loans for each farmer when it comes to power. This apart, the alliance government would take up measures for prevention of misuse of public funds, review of all irrigation projects, prioritisation of irrigation projects, ﬁlling of one lakh vacancies in the ﬁrst year and long-term programme for welfare of farmers. According to campaign committee chairman of Telangana Congress Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, the manifesto of the proposed alliance with TDP and other parties would reﬂect the aspiration of the people. "It would be a people's agenda," he said. Speaking to the media-persons after a meeting on the common minimum programme of the alliance, Vikramarka said that the combined manifesto of the alliance would be released soon. He said that the combined manifesto would be prepared taking opinions of the alliance partners into consideration. Vikramarka said that they have been considering a few names for the alliance and would select one. Former MLC and TJS leader K Dilip Kumar said that the Chief Minister has diluted the struggle of Telangana for water, jobs and funds. Continued on Page 4 Poll code blocks Bathukamma sarees OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: In what is being perceived as a major shock to Telangana caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday denied permission to the state government for distribution of sarees to women on the occasion of state’s official festival Bathukamma to be celebrated from October 9 to 17. Telangana government has placed orders for 95 lakh Bathukamma sarees and blouses at a cost of Rs 280 crore. As many as 50 lakh sarees were already sent to the districts and stored in the godowns for distribution. In a communication to the state Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar, the EC officials informed him that the distribution of sarees will attract violation of model code of conduct which was already in force in the state soon after the dissolution of the state Assembly on September 6. In a response to the letter forwarded by the CEO who sought clarification whether the caretaker government is allowed to implement saree distri- bution scheme, the Commission observed the it would indeed influence the voters though the scheme is old one. The Commission is also inquiring about the Rythu Bandhu scheme under which each farmer gets Rs 4,000 per acre as incentive. The government has already announced the schedule for the distribution of the cheques in November ﬁrst week. In a week or ten days, ofﬁcials said that the commission will take a decision on the Rythu Bandhu scheme. Telangana State government launched Batukamma saree distribution scheme in 2017 aiming to provide clothes to the poor women and also create employment to the distressed weavers in the state. Visakhapatnam: Founder of GITAM University and MLC MVVS Murthi died in a car crash in the US on Tuesday, according to information reaching here on Wednesday. The mishap occurred when Murthi and his friends were on their way to a wildlife park in Alaska. Three others who were travelling with him also died in the mishap. Murthi went to the US for a global alumnus meet of the GITAM University to be held on October 6. The other three who died were V Basavapunnaiah, V Siva Prasad and VBR Chowdary. The tragedy occurred when a heavy truck crashed into the van in which they were travelling. Murthi and Basavapunnaiah died on the spot while Siva Prasad and Chowdary succumbed to injuries while on the way to hospital. Murthi, who is presently an MLC, MVVS Murthi was elected to Lok Sabha from Visakhapatnam twice in the past. He was also chairman of the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority. Murthi, who is also known as Goldspot Murthi, began his foray into industry sector by setting up his own beverages plant in 1970s in Visakhapatnam. He later set up Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) which is now one of the highly-reputed universities in the country. Continued on Page 4 3 US, UK scientists bag Nobel in Chemistry for work on proteins Francis H Arnold George P Smith Gregory P Winter Stockholm: Frances Arnold of California Institute of Technology in the US on Wednesday became only the ﬁfth woman in history to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry when the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the award that recognised two other scientists Continued on Page 4 for their work on proteins.
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