www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL THURSDAY 11 OCTOBER 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.30C. Min.21°C. Humidity: 57% Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 05:52 BUSINESS WINDOWS NATION H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H 3RD WORLD WAR IF I JOIN POLITICS: INDRA NOOYI 7 dead as Farakka Exp derails in UP SC SEEKS DETAILS OF RAFALE DEAL New Delhi: At least seven people were killed as five coaches and the engine of the New Farakka Express derailed near Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. The accident took place near Harchandpur around 6 am. The train was headed from Malda Town in West Bengal to New Delhi. Over 30 people were also injured in the accident. S P7 Hyderabad Airport expansion kicks in Hyderabad: The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is projected to handle 20 million passengers during the current financial year as it embarks on an expansion that will take its overall capacity to 40 mn passengers per annum. To facilitate the expansion works, the airport operator on Wednesday inaugurated interim international departures terminal, which will become operational from Oct 23. S P8 FERNS ESTATES BETS ON TIMESHARE HOSPITALITY DECLINES MODI GOVT REQUEST TO JUNK PILs New Delhi: Brushing aside Centre's objections, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the government to lay out before it the steps in the decision-making process for acquisition of Rafale jets from France. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi made it clear that the Central government will not be required to answer issues relating to pricing of the jets and suitability of the aircraft in question. The bench asked Attorney-General KK Venugopal to furnish by October 29 the details of the decision-making process after Lord Malayappa Swamy accompanied by His two consorts being taken in a procession on Pedda Sesha Vahanam at Tirumala on Wednesday on the ﬁrst day of Navaratri Brahmotsavams 15th Finance panel coming to AP today Give one chance to BJP: Shah ‘Mahakutami not enough to fight KCR, only BJP can’ SAMBASIVA RAO M Amaravati: In a signiﬁcant development, TDP government is building a strong argument on Centre-State ﬁnancial relations, by demanding amendment to Constitution of India for greater devolutions. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will be moving the demand or amendment to Constitution of India on greater devolution of funds to states from the Centre when he presents a memorandum on behalf of the state to the Fifteenth Finance Commission on Thursday. The Commission will be here in Amaravati to take suggestions from State government and other stakeholders. Even since the implementation of Goods and Services Tax Act, central government has been collecting cess, surcharges and other non-shareable taxes. Continued on Page 4 OUR BUREAU Karimnagar/Hyderabad: Setting the party’s tone for the future campaign in the Telangana State Assembly elections, BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday appealed to people of Telangana to give an opportunity for BJP in the ensuing State Assembly election to bring the much-needed change. Coming down heavily on the TRS, Congress, TDP and the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), at Dr Ambedkar Open Air Stadium in Karimnagar, Amit Shah said that they all were engaged in "breaking India, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was working for Make in India." The saffron party chief took on KCR saying that it had become a tradition for him to make promises and later forget about them. "KCR has made 150 promises in last fourand-a- half years. But, breaking promises has become a tradition for him and his TRS," he said. Asserting that KCR would BJP president Amit Shah at a public meeting in Karimnagar, on Wednesday never make a Dalit the chief minister of the Telangana, Shah said it was because he had his son or daughter in mind to make one of them chief minister in future. Listing out promises the TRS has failed to deliver, Shah said nearly two lakh jobs are lying vacant and not a single vacancy of a teacher, lecturer, doctors or even an attender has been ﬁlled in last four years. Of the two lakh double bedroom houses promised not more than 5,000 have been constructed so far and the funds sent to the State under Pradhana Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) remained unspent, he said. Further, still 800 families of the Telangana martyrs are waiting for justice and they will be questioning KCR this time in the elections. SINGER CHINMAYI’S #METOO STORY A on you and you stood in parliament during T Talaaq Bill & spoke about Muslim women empowerment & to stop their exploitation, @PMOIndia sack this Minister of yours if you truly believe in Beti Bachao,” tweeted Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Congress also demanded that Akbar be sacked. Party spokesperson Manish Tiwari stressed that silence is not an option saying that the matter should be thoroughly investigated. “We would like to hear from both the minister in question and the Prime Minister on this issue,” Tiwari was quoted by a news channel as saying. Continued on Page 4 S More reports inside s the #MeToo movement gathers momentum in India, playback singer Chinmayi Sripaada accused Tamil poet-lyricist Vairamuthu of harassing her when they were both in Switzerland for an album launch or a book launch (she's not sure) in 2005 or 2006. Chinmayi Sripaada tweeted her #MeToo story after sharing stories of anonymous survivors for days. In a series of tweets, Chinmayi Sripaada alleged that Vairamuthu demanded that she visit him at his hotel room after hours. S Local Congress pushing TJS to its limits OUR BUREAU Hyderabad/ Warangal: The talks on seat sharing between the partners of the proposed alliance have stalled for the past few days as the Congress is not yielding to the demands the Telugu Desam, CPI and Telangana Jana Samithi. As the TJS is asking for a bigger share, the Congress is in a dilemma over the seat sharing and using the delay tactics to bring pressure on that party. Unless the number of seats to be given to the TJS is ﬁnalised, there is no chance for knitting together the alliance. The Congress Pradesh Election Committee has met again on Wednesday and did not decide on the number of seats to be left to File photo the alliance partners. It has confined itself to short listing of its own candidates. PCC working president Ponnam Prabhakar told The Hans India that the PEC has not come to an agree- Cyclone Titli keeps AP on alert OUR BUREAU Owaisi demands Akbar’s scalp New Delhi: All India MajlisE-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday went all out against Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar, demanding his immediate resignation. After #MeToo campaign initiated by actor Tanushree Dutta took the social media by storm, many high-proﬁle people have been accused of sexual harassment and MJ Akbar is among them. Owaisi, in a strongly-worded statement, took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying if the PM actually believed in NDA’s ﬂagship ‘Beti Bachao’ campaign, then he should drop Akbar from the Cabinet forthwith. “Horrible this bloody perpetrator @mjakbar shame which the court will examine the manner in which the agreement was entered into with France and the involvement of the Indian ﬁrm as offset partner. The court has also recorded in its order that there was no formal notice being issued in this case and that the allegations levelled in the PILs against the Rafale deal have not been relied upon in seeking details. During the hearing, the A-G had sought dismissal of the petitions calling them "politically motivated" and involving "national security". When bench sought to know from the law officer if he was agreeable to adduce details only for the court, Venugopal answered in negative. ment on the seats to be given to the alliance partners. He said that the committee has discussed the probable candidates of the party. He said that the PEC has met for the third time on Wednesday and the AICC Screening Committee members too have attended it. He said that the Screening Committee members have individually held discussions with PCC leaders. Prabhakar said that the Screening Committee members would continue the consultations with the PCC leaders in the next two days. They would be given the list of the Congress candidates by the PEC, he said. According to sources, the stalemate on the seat sharing between the alliance partners has taken place due to the demands of the TJS. The TJS has proposed a formula of 20+15+4, -- 20 seats to it, 15 to TDP, 4 to the CPI and rest to Congress. It has urged the Congress to contest in 80 seats. Continued on Page 4 He said that propaganda has been made about irrigation projects in the State but people are not beneﬁted from it so far. Besides, Mission Kakatiya could not achieve its objectives even after spending Rs 15,000 crore. Telangana is one among the four states which recorded the highest number of farmers' suicides. Continued on Page 4 Visakhapatnam: Cyclone Titli that lay over Bay of Bengal has intensiﬁed into a severe cyclonic storm on Wednesday and is moving towards the OdishaAndhra Pradesh coast triggering rainfall and heavy gales in ﬁve districts of Odisha and several parts in north Andhra Pradesh. According to IMD, the storm is likely to make a landfall between Gopalpur in Odisha and Kalingapatnam of Andhra Pradesh in the early hours of Thursday with a speed of 140150 kmph. Titli with a speed of about 120 kmph intensiﬁed into a severe cyclonic storm and it lay centered over west central Bay of Bengal at about 250 km south southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha and 270 km away from Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
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