www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Mostly Sunny Temp: Max.21°C. Min.34C. Humidity: 27% Sunrise: 06:13 Sunset: 05:49 INDIA THRASH WEST INDIES BY 224 RUNS IN 4TH ODI REGION WINDOWS SPORTS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H NAIDU LASHES OUT AT YSRCP FOR RESORTING TO ‘UNETHICAL’ POLITICS SC to hear Ayodhya case in Jan Congress president Rahul Gandhi offers prayers with MP Congress chief Kamal Nath and party state campaign committee chairman Jyotiraditya Scindia at Mahakaleshwar temple during his tour in Ujjain, on Monday Supreme Court stays Bombay HC order on activists New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed a Bombay High Court order disallowing more time to the Maharashtra Police to investigate five activists accused of being linked to a banned Maoist outfit and file a charge-sheet. Turns down Uttar Pradesh plea for early hearing New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday turned down requests from the Uttar Pradesh government for early hearing in the Ayodhya case and said it will decide on the bench that will hear the case only in January next year. Tushar Mehta, additional solicitor-general, who appeared on behalf of the Uttar Pradesh government in the title suit, asked the court to take up the case after the Diwali break. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said the appropriate bench will decide the date in January. “We don’t know which bench will hear the matter,” Gogoi said. The petitions, which challenge the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment in the disputed Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title suit, will be taken up in the ﬁrst week of January. The Allahabad High Court had ordered trifurcation of the disputed site between the Nirmohi Akhada, Ram Lalla (the deity which is a party in the case through a legal representative) and the Sunni Muslim Waqf Board in September 2010. Continued on Page 15 Indonesian plane crashes; 189 dead n Delhi man was pilot of crashed Boeing 737 flight File photo OWAISI CHALLENGES GOVT Hyderabad: MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday challenged the Modi government to bring in an ordinance for early construction of the Ram temple at Ayodhya, amid demands within the BJP and some Sangh Parivar outfits to do so. Soon after the Supreme Court said the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute cases would be heard by an appropriate bench in January 2019, voices emerged within the BJP, favouring early construction of the temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. Asked if the government would bring an Ordinance under pressure, Owaisi said: "Every Tom, Dick and Harry of BJP, RSS, VHP is saying this. You are in power. Let us see. I challenge them to do it." Owaisi said the Apex Court had taken a considered decision that the matter would be heard by an appropriate bench in January (next year) and it would decide the dates. RSS for law to build Ram temple New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Monday called for enactment of a law to facilitate construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya and said the RSS will support whatever decision is taken by saints on the matter. "The RSS is of the view that Ram temple must be constructed at the birth place of Lord Ram and the place should be given to Ram Janmbhoomi Nyas. The construction of temple will create harmonious atmosphere. Jakarta: A Lion Air passenger plane that took off on Monday from Jakarta crashed into the Java sea shortly after take-off with 189 people on board, all of whom are feared dead in Indonesia’s worst air disaster in recent years. The pilot, Capt Bhavye Suneja, was from India and had more than 6,000 ﬂight hours, and his co-pilot had more than 5,000 hours. The aircraft’s pilot had asked to return to Jakarta’s airport shortly after take-off, and his request was cleared by air traffic controllers. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane then lost contact with controllers and plunged into the sea from 3,000 feet. Authorities quickly launched a search-and-rescue mission but later said they do not expect to ﬁnd any survivors. Rescuers soon began pulling debris out of the sea, including parts of the aircraft’s fuselage, ID cards and bags belonging to the passengers on board. Continued on Page 15 India, Japan sign $75billion currency swap agreement Japanese devotees performing Rahu Ketu puja at Srikalahasti temple on Monday 8 Report: P14 ‘AP making mockery of Jagan attack’ YSRC leaders meet Rajnath for central agency probe OUR BUREAU New Delhi: A delegation of YSRC leaders on Monday urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to order an inquiry by any central agency into the attack that took place on their party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on last Friday at Visakhapatnam Airport. The delegation also sought help to the victims affected by Titli cyclone in north coastal districts. The delegation comprised YV Subba Reddy, Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy, V Vijayasai Reddy, B Satyanarayana, Umareddy Venkatesawrlu, Vemireddy Prabhakar Reddy and Velagapalli Varaprasada Rao. The delegation, which met the Union Minister at Delhi, explained to him that the State government was trying to trivialise the attack on Jagan Mohan Reddy. Continued on Page 15 Dept of Posts extends ‘Ashirvachanam’ scheme to Tiruchanoor temple Tirupati: With the success of ‘Ashirvachanam’ scheme aimed at devotees who send donations to Lord Venkateswara, the Department of Posts, Tirupati division, has extended the serv- ices for the devotees to present offerings to Goddess Padmavathi of Tiruchanoor. The department has tied up with the Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) to implement the new service. Under the ‘Ashirvachanam’ scheme, devotees who donate Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at a ceremony for signing and exchange of agreements, in Tokyo, on Monday tion-level talks during which the two leaders discussed a range of bilat- to Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala through money orders (MOs), would get a photo of the deity and ‘akshintalu’ by the Department of Posts irrespective of the donation amount. The scheme was an instant success which yielded huge proﬁts for the department. The Tirupati division handled only 3,615 money orders in 2009 during the ﬁrst year of the scheme towards donations to TTD amounting to Rs 4.45 lakh which helped them net a proﬁt of Rs 21,127. Continued on Page 15 eral, regional and global issues including the situation in the Indo-Paciﬁc region. “With a view to enhancing ﬁnancial and economic cooperation, governments of Japan and India welcomed the agreement to conclude a Bilateral Swap Arrangement (BSA) of USD 75 billion,” said India-Japan Vision Statement issued after the summit-level meeting between the two leaders. The swap agreement, a ﬁnance ministry’s release said, should “aid in bringing greater stability to foreign exchange and capital markets in India”. EC NOT TO DEPLOY AP COPS FOR TS POLL DUTY OUR BUREAU Now seek postal blessings from Goddess Padmavathi too V PRADEEP KUMAR New Delhi/Tokyo: India and Japan on Monday concluded a USD 75 billion bilateral currency swap agreement, a move that will help in bringing greater stability in foreign exchange and capital markets in the country. The agreement will further strengthen and widen the depth and diversity of economic cooperation between the two countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is visiting Japan, and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe held delega- Hyderabad: In the wake of increasing tension between Andhra and Telangana after the AP police allegedly snooped into the T state to conduct a survey, the Election Commission has decided not to seek the services of the Andhra Pradesh police in the poll-bound state. The Commission is apprehensive that the deployment of Andhra police on election-related duty in Telangana may trigger clashes between the political parties at the time of elections. The election authorities took serious note of the snooping in Telangana by the AP police and raised serious doubts on the discharge of the duties by the neighbouring state officials impartially in Telangana. Taking all the political developments into consideration, Telan- gana Chief Electoral Officer Rajat Kumar said the Commission gave up the plan to request AP to deploy its forces mainly home guards to oversee security arrangements at the polling booths. The official said the Commission wrote to Orissa , Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra requesting them to deploy 5,000 home guards each from the ﬁve states. The government has estimated the requirement of nearly 70,000 police personnel to oversee law & order, protection of polling booths and strong rooms to safeguard EVMs and VVPATs (Voter Veriﬁable Paper Audit Trail) till the counting of the votes. In addition to the requirement of forces from the neighbouring states, the Commission has also urged the Centre to deploy 307 companies of paramilitary forces. To monitor the expenditure of the candidates, the official said he had requisitioned the Income Tax department to allot 53 I-T officials and supporting staff after the election notiﬁcation. As many as 68 general observers and 10 police observers will also plunge into action to monitor poll-related affairs in every Assembly segment. Referring to the phone tapping issue, Rajat Kumar said DGP M Mahendar Reddy informed him that phone tapping was being done strictly as per the well laid out procedures in the interest of the national security and prevention of crime. In the letter to the CEO, the DGP said “there are checks and balances in the system under the law. There is no scope of any illegal phone tapping.” The official also said laws do not permit phone tapping for political purpose.
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