www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL MONDAY 29 OCTOBER 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.34°C. Min.17C. Humidity: 29 Sunrise: 06:13 Sunset: 05:49 Actor-writer Girish Karnad addresses during the 7th edition of 'Bangalore Literature Festival' (BLF), in Bengaluru on Sunday Air quality severe in most parts of Delhi New Delhi: With more than half of the national capital suffering a "severe or severe-plus" air quality, Delhi and the regions around it saw a sudden spike in effluents on Sunday, with Faridabad's air 25 times more polluted than safety standards. According to the data from the Central Pollution Control Board's (CPCB) monitoring station, the major effluent PM2.5 or particles with diameter less than 2.5mm was 1,515 micrograms per cubic metres at 10 am, which dropped to 1,295 units by 3 pm. NEW USFDA GUIDANCE: BENEFIT TO LOCAL PHARMA FORMULATORS REGION WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H SCHOOLS STRUGGLE AS CENTRE DELAYS TRANSFER OF FUNDS BJP WILL BE BACK WITH BANG: SHAH ‘Oppn alliance has neither leader nor policy’ OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: BJP national president Amit Shah said on Sunday that his party will win the next general election hands down regardless of the efforts of the Opposition parties to forge an alliance against his party. Addressing the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) ‘Vijay Lakshya -2019 Maha Adhiveshan’, attended in good numbers from across the country on the concluding day here on Sunday, Shah said: “The proposed grand alliance will ﬁzzle out even before it could take a shape.” “One by one, National Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Power, former UP chief minister and Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee have already left the grand alliance,” Shah said. He said the Opposition parties, no matter how many alliances they would form, would not be able to dent the prospects of the BJP. Giving reasons for his conﬁdence, the saffron party chief said the BJP has been striving to implement various programmes for the welfare of the youth, women, farmers, SCs and STs, villages and towns, giving a direction to the development in every sector. Unlike the 10-year rule of the UPA, efforts being made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the last fourand-half years have made the country make greater strides in every sector. In turn, the economic growth is visible making the country as one of the fastgrowing economies in the world, he said. The BJP has on its agenda a plan • • • • • Says NDA will win hands down in 2019 elections Addresses BJYM Vijay Lakshya-2019 Maha Adhiveshan BJP has agenda to make India a world leader Shah ﬂays Opposition on the National Registration of Citizens Will win Telangana too, Shah expresses conﬁdence BJP national president Amit Shah with Telangana party chief K Lakshman at the All India BJYM conclave, in Hyderabad on Sunday Photo: N Shiva Kumar Meru to make India a world leader with Modi's Skill India, Make in India, Ayushman Bharat and the like to extend the fruits of development and welfare to the last person in the country. Contrary to this, the Opposition parties have only a single agenda, Modi Hatao. And, the Opposition parties have neither any principles (Neeti) nor agenda to serve the country. It was towards this end, that the Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Opposition parties had created a ruckus MANN KI BAAT PM calls for united ﬁght to tackle terror New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that only refraining from war cannot ensure peace. Instead, there is a need for "united universal cooperation" to combat terrorism, climate change and for economic development and social justice. Modi made the remarks in his monthly radio programme "Mann Ki Baat", ahead of November 11 - the day when World War I ended a hundred years ago. Modi said India had no direct connection with the War but it was an important event because Indian soldiers fought bravely and sacriﬁced their lives. "The world witnessed a dance of death and devastation during the World War I. Around one crore PM Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Yamanashi, Japan on Sunday soldiers and almost the same number of civilians lost their lives. This made the whole world realise and understand the importance of peace. The deﬁnition of peace has changed in the last hundred years. Continued on Page 15 in Parliament by trying to take the Modi's government to task in support of illegal immigrants into the country. Shah criticised the Opposition parties for opposing the National Registration of Citizens (NRC) in Assam which only shows that the illegal immigrants are more important for them than their own citizens. "Perhaps the Opposition parties might resort to such activities with an eye on the vote bank politics. Continued on Page 15 Trump turns down India’s invite for Republic Day fete Washington: US President Donald Trump has turned down India's invitation to be the chief guest during the Republic Day parade. This comes at a time when relations between the countries are not in the best of health. The US had recently issued warning against India if it goes ahead with signing the S-400 missile system deal with Russia. India signed the deal for five such systems when Russian President Vladimir Putin visited India earlier this month. Besides this, the Trump administration has been threatening India with sanctions if it continues to procure oil from Iran. India continues to import oil from Iran. The reason cited by the Trump administration to turn down the Republic Day invite is that President Trump has other pressing engagement on the same date. Trump reportedly has to deliver the State of The Union (SOTU) address and its timing conﬂicts with the Republic Day celebrations. In a ﬁrst, AP has hostel for pregnant women KOPPARA GANDHI Saluru (Vizianagaram): Pregnant tribal women living in the inaccessible villages on hill slopes could now breathe easy. A hostel set up by the ITDA in plains for their stay has come as a great relief for them. Till recently, tribals used to carry pregnant women in dolis to the plains as there are no roads to their villages which, on many occasions, led to miscarriages and premature births posing a threat to the lives of mothers. Taking a serious note of these incidents, the ITDA has come out with a novel idea to check such incidences. A hostel for pregnant women has been set up at community health centre at Saluru. Hostel set up for pregnant women at Saluru in Vizianagaram The purpose of this is to reduce the incidence of infant and maternal mortality rates (IMR and MMR) in the hill top tribal areas. At this hostel, pregnant women who are near their conﬁnement are lodged with supervision on their condition. The hostel serves nutri- tious food to them, besides teaching positive lifestyle practices like yoga with the staff of local Om Shanti Ashram. This is the ﬁrst of its kind in AP to provide all amenities to poor pregnant women and help them give birth to their infants in better conditions. Women in their eighth or ninth month of pregnancy are admitted to the hostel. High risk mothers, those who live in inaccessible villages with no road transport facility are given preference. Anganwadi teachers and ANMs are given the responsibility to bring all the eligible mothers to the hostel. They would identify the pregnant mothers and bring them to this hostel. Continued on Page 15 KTR prefers TDP, YSRCP to national parties in AP Says national parties do not understand local needs OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: TRS leader and Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao on Sunday said that he would like Telugu Desam Party coming to power in Andhra Pradesh. The minister addressed two meetings of voters from different states, including north Indians, natives of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. Speaking on ‘Mana Hyderabad, Mana Andaridi Hyderabad’ by the natives of Andhra Pradesh, Rama Rao said regional parties should get strengthened in the country. He would not mind even if Telugu Desam Party or YSR Congress comes to power in Andhra Pradesh. The national parties do not take note of the problems of the people and to avoid this the regional parties should be strengthened, he added. “There may be differences among us but it should be seen as differences between political party leaders,” said Rama Rao reaching out to the Andhra voters. He also wanted them not to take the words of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao individually. “Chief Minister’s words were not intended to people of Andhra Pradesh. He spoke against Chandrababu Naidu and TDP. You may ask what is the need? But the TDP is an opposition party in the State,” he said. The TRS leader urged the voters to take note of the approach of TRS government during the last four years and judge it. “I urge the people from Coastal and Rayalaseema region to see functioning of the TS government. Remove all doubts from your minds. I do not lie to voters,” he said. Continued on Page 15 CBI scanner on Sana Satish assets OUR BUREAU Kakinada: Sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday made enquiries at three places about Sana Satish at Kakinada, Samarlakota and Peddapuram on Saturday and Sunday. According to sources, the sleuths made enquiries about his properties in these three places. Once a smalltime employee of the AP Transco, Satish left his job and moved to Hyderabad where he spread his influence by starting a number of companies. He was reportedly close to politicians of different hues. Satish was reportedly under the scanner in a case registered by the CBI against controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi. Controversial CBI special director Rakesh Asthana, who filed a complaint with the Central Vigilance Commission, had alleged that Alok Verma, the CBI Director who was forced to go on leave, had tried to help Satish. Satish is said to have amassed properties worth over Rs 1,000 crore, including a helicopter on his own and properties in Dubai apart from India.
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