www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER 2018 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.32C. Min.16°C. Humidity: 39% Sunrise: 06:08 Sunset: 05:42 BUSINESS WINDOWS REGION H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H UTTAM KUMAR REDDY BRANDS KCR COPYCAT POLITICAL STABILITY FUELLING HYDERABAD REALTY GROWTH CENTRE Vs CBI CHIEF End probe in 2 wks: SC to CVC Miss Grand International finalists Clara Sosa of Paraguay (L) hold hands with Meenakshi Chaudhary of India before the winner was announced in Yangon, Myanmar. Miss Grand International 2018 Sosa fell while the first runner-up. Miss India Chaudhary tried to help. Sosa soon recovered and had a teary smile as she was crowned Heera Group MD arrested in Mumbai Mumbai: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai police on Friday arrested Nowhera Shaikh, managing director of Heera Group, for allegedly duping investors of around Rs 300 crore. Shaikh was first arrested by Hyderabad police on October 17 after several investors there filed complaints of cheating against her group. Special courts to try netas a non-starter Ex-SC judge to oversee probe against Alok Verma New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday set a two-week deadline for the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to complete its probe against CBI chief Alok Verma, who along with Special Director Rakesh Asthana, was divested of duties and sent on leave following their bitter feud and appointed a former apex court judge to monitor the inquiry. The direction by the top court that was welcomed by both the government and the opposition Congress came amid nationwide protests outside the CBI offices by Congress leaders led by party chief Rahul Gandhi against the order of the government to strip Verma of his powers and sending him on leave. The court also observed it did not want the CBI issue before the court to linger on. "This is not in the interest of the country," it said. The internal crisis in the CBI was unprecedented in the 55-year history of the country's premier probe agency. HIGHLIGHTS SC PUTS MASS TRANSFER OF CBI OFFICERS ON HOLD • All decisions taken by interim CBI chief to be submitted in sealed cover to SC • Rao cannot take any policy decisions; to continue routine work to keep CBI going • SC issues notices to Centre and CVC on Verma's petition, asks them to file responses • Asthana too approaches SC with his petition, to be listed later The bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi while directing that the CVC probe into the allegations made in the August 24 note/letter of the Cabinet Secretary with regard to Verma be conducted under the supervision of Justice (retd) A K Patnaik and barred CBI interim chief M Nageswara Rao from taking any policy decisions or any major decision. Rao was given interim charge of looking after the duties of the CBI Director. "We make it clear that entrustment of supervision of ongoing enquiry by the CVC to a former judge of this court is a one-time exception which has New Delhi: The Supreme Court has been informed that 12 special courts set up to try lawmakers exclusively have not been constituted on a uniform pattern, and their number needs to be raised to 19 for trying cases at the sessions level. It has also been suggested to the apex court that another 51 such courts are required for magisterial trial cases. 8 P7 been felt necessary by this court in the peculiar facts of this case and should not be understood to be casting any reﬂection on any authority of the Government of India," said the Bench, also comprising Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph. The CVC has the superintendent authority above the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The bench sought responses from the Centre and CVC on the plea of Verma who has also sought a stay on the Centre's order giving interim charge of his post to Rao. However, this prayer was not raised during the hearing. Continued on Page 4 New Delhi: M Nageswara Rao, who took charge as the interim chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday, can take no policy decisions following the Supreme Court's order on Friday. Hearing exiled CBI Director Alok Verma's petition challenging his forced leave and the appointment of Nageswara Rao as interim chief of the country’s top investigating agency, the apex court said decisions taken by Rao since his takeover on October 23 will not be implemented. The decisions, which included the mass transfer of CBI officers investigating corruption charges against Alok Verma's deputy Rakesh Asthana, will be scrutinised, the three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi indicated. Continued on Page 4 Congress president Rahul Gandhi holds a cutout of a ﬁghter aircraft during a protest demanding the reinstatement of CBI Director Alok Verma outside the CBI headquarters, in New Delhi on Friday Congress wants CBI chief’s reinstatement n Rahul leads Oppn protest, courts arrest New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit the streets in the capital on Friday along with leaders of his party and its allies on the Rafale issue demanding ‘reinstatement’ of CBI Director Alok Verma and courted arrest after dubbing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "chor" (thief ). "Prime Minister Narendra Modi is finishing every institu- tion of the country because he wants to hide the corruption in the Rafale deal. He is attacking the CBI, Election Commission and other institutions. Chowkidar chor hai (Watchman is a thief )," he said in a brief address to a crowd of Congress workers outside the CBI headquarters in Lodhi Road area in south Delhi. Continued on Page 4 TRS leaders make beeline to Congress n AMONG SEVERAL LEADERS INCLUDE DS, NARSA REDDY AND R KRISHNAIAH OUR BUREAU YSRCP chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy after being discharged from hospital in Hyderabad on Friday Jagan says he has no faith in AP cops n Refuses to give statement on attack OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: YSRCP chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Friday refused to give a statement on the Thursday’s attack on him at the Visakhapatnam airport. A team of police officials headed by Visakhapatnam Deputy Commissioner of Police Mahendra Patrudu arrived in Hyderabad late on Thursday night to record his statement. The team met Jagan at Citi Neuro Centre hospital in Banjara Hills on Friday morning. But Jagan told them bluntly that he had no faith in the Andhra Pradesh police and so, he would not like to give any statement to them for recording. In fact, he said he trusted Telangana police more. “Go and come with any official of the Central investigating agency. Then I will give my version,” Jagan told the AP police. Earlier, the doctors, when contacted by the cops at the hospital, told them to wait as they were yet to get reports of blood samples of Jagan from the laboratory. Only after going through the reports, they said, they would allow them to see him. Continued on Page 4 Hyderabad: Several important leaders of Telangana Rashtra Samiti are likely to join Congress in the presence of AICC president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday in Delhi. These leaders include Rajya Sabha member D Srinivas, Karimnagar ZP chairman Tula Uma, Road Development Corporation chairman T Narsa Reddy, former MLA of Telugu Desam R Krishnaiah and others. Sources said that DS will join Congress at 10 am in the presence of Rahul. The TRS on Friday suspended former MLA and State Road Transport Development Corporation Chairman T Narsa Reddy for anti- party activities and talking to the Congress leadership. TRS chief K Chandrashekhar Rao suspended Narsa Reddy as he held talks with TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy, Congress executive president Revanth Reddy and others like star campaigner Vijayashanthi on Thursday evening. Continued on Page 4 Poll panel raps KCR for party activities at Pragati Bhavan OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: In a swift action on the complaint lodged by Grand Alliance partners, the Election Commission on Friday directed TRS supremo and caretaker Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to stop using the official residence – Pragati Bhavan -- for conduct of political meetings. It is learnt that state Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar served notices on KCR and sought reply in writing on the alleged misuse of the Pragati Bhavan within 24 hours. The CEO also asked the ministers in the caretaker government to stop using official residences and quarters for political meeting. The ofﬁcial asked the TRS leadership to clarify whether they violated poll code by holding political meetings held so far along with reasons for holding such meetings. Rajat Kumar responded over the complaint jointly ﬁled by TPCC Chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy, TDP state president leader L Ramana and Telugu De- sam leader Ravula Chandrasekhar Reddy, CPI Chada Venkat Reddy and TJS Dilip Kumar in this regard and directed the officials to plunge into action. The EC official also sought a clariﬁcation from DGP Mahender Reddy for alleged phone tapping by some police officials as alleged by the opposition parties. Rajat Kumar wrote a letter to DGP and asked a report comprising details of phone tapping, harassing leaders of opposition by stopping their vehicles and reasons behind. Based on the opposition plaint, the CEO also instructed the South Central Railway officials to immediately remove the photographs of TRS Chief on MMTS trains which attracts violation of the election code. ‘Vijay Lakshya’ to make Yuva Morcha poll-ready • BJYM 3-day national convention starts at Parade Grounds • 72K delegates from mandal to national level from diﬀerent states attending the convention • Union Ministers, BJP CMs, MPs to attend the convention • BJP chief Amit Shah to address delegates on October 28 OUR BUREAU Telangana BJP chief K Laxman along with party leaders inspecting arrangements for the all-India conference of the BJYM to be held on October 27-28 at the Parade Grounds in Secunderabad Hyderabad: Setting its tone to the ensuing State Assembly elections the BJP is making all-out efforts for a massive mobilisation of young people from across the Telangana with its three-day Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national convention. The three-day youth convention, which was kicked-off informally on Friday evening, is planned with hectic activities from Saturday, with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh expected to addressing a gathering of 72,000 delegates of the BJYM. The BJYM national convention is taking place for the ﬁrst time in South India, in the poll-bound Telangana. And, the party hopes the massive youth gathering for the convention being organised with the theme "Vijay Lakshya -2019 Maha Adhiveshan" will create the much-needed mood to garner the support of the young voters from Telangana. BJP chief Amit Shah’s public meeting on the last day of the convention and with a show of parade by two lakh BJYM cadre, the party wanted to show its strength and support among the young of India. To catch the imagination of the youth, the convention is made to reﬂect the spirit of Digital India initiatives launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Accordingly, the delegate registrations are being done online. Once the registration is done, the delegates will be guided all through the three days -- the sessions they have to attend, the place where they will have to stay and have food and everything on the basis of a QR code generated for each of the 72,000 delegates attending the convention. The Parade Grounds will have a 150-seater mini theatre to screen various activities of the BJYM and BJP. It would also highlight the BJYM initiatives taken up in the recent past like Bharat Jodo to connect with the youth to contain the spread of divisive forces, holding knowledge panchayat in different colleges exposing how the young people from the colleges have been exploited to drive them to join the Naxal movements, Chalo Kerala, Chala Kolkata and Atal Yuva Vichar and the like will be showcased during the screenings. There will also be a separate Namo Zone at the venue which will showcase how the young people attending the convention will be made aware of how to connect with Prime Minister Narendra Modi App.
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