www.thehansindia.com SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER 2018 WARANGAL | PAGES 20 | `5.00 TAKE COVER AND SHOOT! It is a common sight these days to see a youngster/s sitting in a corner of the room glued to the mobile shouting frantically in his earphones to take cover and shoot or I’m hit, help! Well, the lad is in a war zone in a mobile game called PUBG, which has become a rage now… And with e-sports becoming a new fad one can become a professional gamer by participating in tourneys that are being conducted across the globe. Let’s ﬁnd out more about this new phenomenon which has taken the country by storm… WINDOWS US tourist thwarts thief’s bid to steal Magna Carta London: An American tourist from Louisiana reportedly tackled a hammer-wielding thief who unsuccessfully tried to steal the Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral, holding him on the ground until help could arrive. Matt Delcambre, of Little Iberia, Louisiana, told The Sun newspaper in an interview published Saturday that he and his wife Alexis were sightseeing in the southwestern English city when a man tried to shatter the glass encasing the precious manuscript. 8 P11 Will #MeToo spread to corporate world? T he New York Times deserves appreciation. The American newspaper which portrays itself as the saviour of global journalism lost credibility when Donald John Trump romped to victory and became 45th President of the United States of America, the world's most powerful nation, in 2016. Some people may get a doubt as to what is the link between the newspaper, its credibility and the mercurial Trump's resounding victory. he 167-year-old newspaper carried out a sustained campaign against Trump during the elections and tried all the tricks in its hat including a front-page editorial to defeat the billionaire tycoon-turned-politician at the hustings. 8 P9 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H CENTRE COMMITTED TO INTERLINKING OF RIVERS Gadkari unveils big plan to quench parched lands of TS, AP KT Rama Rao displaying evidence of movement of Andhra police in TS villages, at Telangana Bhavan in Hyderabad on Saturday KTR wants action against AP cops TRS complains to EC against movement of Andhra police in Telangana districts OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) senior leader KT Rama Rao on Saturday demanded that the Election Commission should crack the whip against AP Police sleuths who were moving freely in Telangana districts, indulging in distribution of money besides doing election surveys. Arguing that Telangana is not in the jurisdiction of AP police, KTR said in no uncertain terms that TRS should not be held responsible if any untoward incident happened to AP policemen who were using foul methods to inﬂuence voters in favour of grand alliance partners. Addressing me- diapersons at Telangana Bhavan, KTR said his party delegation had submitted a memorandum on the illegal acts of AP cops along with proof, photos, names and phone numbers of three police constables to the Election Commission. He also alleged that DSP Bose, who is in AP DGP office in Hyderabad, had called up police officials in Dharmapuri and directed them to release the three cops, who were caught by the public in Dharmapuri.KTRallegedthatAP CM N Chandrababu Naidu was using his AP police machinery to distribute money directly to voters and candidates and Dharmapuri incident was a clear example. Continued on Page 4 OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Apparently with an eye on ensuing elections in Telangana and general elections six months from now, Union minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Saturday rolled out a plan for interlinking rivers to beneﬁt large tracts of parched lands in southern states besides helping Telangana complete its Kaleshwaram project while reiterating his commitment for funding in full for the Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh. He said: "The Centre is making all efforts for the linking of rivers to take surplus waters of river Godavari till the tail-end lands of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. We are making sincere efforts to see that both Kaleshwaram and Polavaram projects are in place." Addressing on the second day of the three-day Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national convention at the Parade Grounds here, Gadkari said the Centre was meeting the entire funding of the Polavaram irrigation project in Andhra Pradesh and the works are going on at a brisk pace. The Union minister pointed out that the surplus waters of Godavari BJYM VIJAY LAKSHYA MEET Union Minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari addressing the Vijay Lakshya Maha Adhiveshan organized by BJYM at Parade Grounds in Hyderabad on Saturday. Photo: N Shiva Kumar Meru will be taken to the Krishna river basin from where waters would be taken to the Pennar river basin. From there, the water will ﬂow into the Kaveri river basin to meet the irrigation demands of the tailend areas of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Gadkari said the BJP government at the Centre under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been working proactively by rolling out development projects like road-grid, ﬁbre-grid, watergrid and improving the railways to give a ﬁllip to the economic growth of the country. These efforts are being made to place the country on the growth trajectory and now, India is the fastest growing economy in the world. ‘Will bring Modi back in 2019’ Hyderabad: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, while delivering the inaugural address at the convention, said that though the country had got Swaraj (independence), the aspirations of people to have a Suraj (Good Governance) are not yet fulfilled. Because the parties ruled after independence have kept their political interests above the national interest. But, the BJP has been relentlessly pursuing its political philosophy and ideology to keep the interest of the country on top, he added. It was against this backdrop that the people had given a full mandate to the BJP. That apart, they helped BJP to form governments in 15 states. Continued on Page 4 BJP destroyed system, misused power: Naidu ADDING VIGOUR TO AP CM plans nation-wide campaign against Modi govt OUR BUREAU New Delhi: AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has pledged himself to "launch a nationwide campaign to educate people about the truth through media on the mis-governance and mala-ﬁde intentions of the BJP-led NDA government and its political viliﬁcation campaign against opponents. Speaking to the media here on Saturday, Naidu said: "Today I have come here to inform the nation about what's happening in the country. Especially in Andhra Pradesh. The BJP has promised a vibrant democracy, strong and healthy competition between parties, strong states, co-operative federalism and employment. They promised 'achche din'. I have one straight question. The elections are around the corner again. When will we get the promised 'achche din'? The BJP has destroyed the system. Misused power to the core." "They say I'm not matured? I became a CM in 1995. You (PM Modi) became a CM much later. I implemented a lot of economic reforms for the ﬁrst time in the country," said Naidu. He said the present government has demolished all systems and threatened anyone who went against them. He said the government was using the CBI, Income Tax department, Enforcement Directorate and other institutions for its own interests. He said: "I will spread aware- SETBACK FOR TRS Narsa Reddy, Ramulu Naik join Cong ahead of TS polls New Delhi: In a setback to the TRS ahead of the December 7 Assembly elections, two of its senior leaders joined the Congress on Saturday. Telangana State Road Development Corporation (TSRDC) chairman T Narsa Reddy and Member of the Telangana Legislative Council S Ramulu Naik joined the Congress in the presence of Congress president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi. The TRS had suspended Narsa Reddy for anti-party activities on Narsa Reddy, Ramulu Naik Friday. Ramulu Naik, a founder member of the TRS, was also suspended from the party on similar grounds last week. TRS leader and Rajya Sabha member D Srinivas also met Rahul Gandhi on the day and expressed his desire to return to the party. Srinivas, who was in the Congress since 1969, had switched loyalties to the TRS in 2015, a year after the party formed the ﬁrst government in the newly-created Telangana state. Srinivas had served as a minister in the undivided Andhra Pradesh and also headed the state unit of the Congress. Continued on Page 4 ness about the undemocratic governance of the BJP and expose its misdeeds across the country through every forum from Sunday. It is my responsibility as one of the senior-most politicians of the country." Citing the failures as well as deliberate moves of the Centre in stymying Opposition leaders and parties, he said: “Every democratic institution is in danger. This is the worst-ever situation. They (BJP) are attacking all political opponents and finishing them off. A great distress stares in the face of every section of society. Continued on Page 4 SRI LANKA PARLIAMENT SUSPENDED TILL NOV 16 Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday suspended parliament till November 16 after sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe sought an emergency session to prove his majority, deepening the political crisis in the island nation. Sirisena’s move is seen as an effort to allow former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa to buy more time to seek majority in parliament. 8 P11 STRONG FRIENDSHIP Modi in Tokyo to attend India-Japan summit Prime Minister Modi being welcomed by Indian community, on his arrival at Haneda International Airport, to attend the India-Japan annual summit in Tokyo on Saturday Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his meeting with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will add new vigour to the strong friendship between the two countries as he arrived in Tokyo to attend the 13th India-Japan annual summit. The two-day summit beginning on Sunday will seek to review the progress in ties and deepen strategic dimension of the bilateral relationship. According to reports, defence and connectivity with an eye on China will be top on the agenda when Modi and Abe will hold talks. An announcement regarding signing of two pacts on allowing closer naval cooperation between India and Japan are likely. In a statement on Friday, before leaving for Japan, Modi described India and Japan as a “winning combination” and said the island nation was New Delhi’s most trusted partner in its economic and technological modernisation. Modi said it will be his 12th meeting with Abe since he ﬁrst visited Japan as PM in September 2014. Abe will host Modi at his holiday home in the picturesque Yamanashi prefecture for a private dinner on Sunday following which both the leaders will travel to Tokyo by train. Yamanashi, at a distance of around 110 km from Tokyo, is surrounded by several mountains including Mount Fuji - the country’s tallest peak at around 3,776 metres. On Sunday afternoon, Prime Minister Modi will join his Japanese counterpart for an informal lunch at a hotel. The two leaders will then visit a company which is a leading manufacturer of factory automation. Navy marathon to make Vizag a landmark destination International runners likely to take part in Vizag Marathon on November 18 OUR BUREAU Visakhapatnam: As many as 15,000 people including families of the naval personnel will be taking part in the ﬁfth edition of “Vizag Navy Marathon-2018” to be held at the beautiful edge of the coastal bay road in Vizag city on November 18 (Sunday). The Eastern Naval Command (ENC) is hosting the Marathon in association with the AP Tourism and Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh with a motto to bring Vizag into the landmark destination for the runners across India and take the marathon as the best experience for the runner. Addressing the presser, Rear Admiral Deepak Kapoor said the Vizag Navy Marathon is not just about the massive participation in number but also the race route is certiﬁed by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Running (AIMS) which makes Vizag Navy Marathon a qualifying race for World Major ENC oﬃcials along with representatives of the AP Tourism and Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh during a media conference on Vizag Navy Marathon-2018 in Visakhapatnam on Saturday Marathons. Runners who qualify in the Marathon can enter the Tokyo Marathon, Boston Marathon, London Marathon, Berlin Marathon, Chicago Marathon and New York Marathon, he added. The Vizag-Navy Marathon is being conducted in four categories-Courage Run (Full Marathon-42.195km with a registration fee of Rs 1500), Destiny Run (Half Marathon-21.1km with a registration fee of Rs 1300), Friendship Run (10km with a registration fee of Rs 1000) and Run for Fun (5km with a registration fee of Rs 600), says Captain Animesh Nagar, Captain Adventures and Sports Ofﬁcer of the ENC. Celebrities: 90-year-old retired naval officer and some more will be either ﬂagged off or participate in the event he added. The AIMS certiﬁcate will be attracting runners from across India and world as some internationally-renowned runners will be gracing the event. Continued on Page 4
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