www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL TUESDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Scattered clouds Temp: Max.32°C. Min.23C. Humidity: 47% Sunrise: 06:16 Sunset: 05:46 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with South Korean First Lady Kim Jung sook ahead of a meeting, in New Delhi, Monday Imran ‘begging’ in China: PTV broadcasts PM's speech live Islamabad: Pakistan's state-run news channel PTV ran "Begging" dateline instead of "Beijing" on screen during the live broadcast of Prime Minister Imran Khan's speech in China and became a target of trolling by netizens. Khan, who is on an oﬃcial trip to China to secure ﬁnancial support from Beijing for his cash-strapped country, was on Sunday addressing a ceremony at the Central Party School (of the Communist Party of China) in Beijing which was shown live by PTV. During the telecast of Khan's address on PTV, his location was misspelled from "Beijing" to "begging" in the top left corner of the screen. SBI returns to profit after 9 months Mumbai: After three quarters of continuous losses, a massive onetime gain and better asset quality helped the SBI on Monday report a consolidated net profit of Rs 576 crore for the September quarter, down 69 per cent y-o-y. The country's largest lender had posted a Rs 4,875.85 crore net loss in the previous quarter. At the standalone level, net income fell 40 per cent to Rs 944.9 crore from Rs 1,581.55 crore on the back of better asset quality. 8 P5 GOLD SALES LOSE SHEEN THIS DIWALI REGION WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H NEW CODE MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR POLICE TO IDENTIFY VEHICLES POLAVARAM PROJECT SET TO CROSS A NEW MILESTONE OUR BUREAU Amaravati: Polavaram project, billed as Andhra's lifeline, will cross an important milestone on December 17 when 48 radial gates would be ﬁxed to it. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu during his 80th review meeting on Polavaram project at Secretariat on Monday, directed the officials to speed up the works to launch erection of gates on the appointed day. The officials apprised Naidu that main works related to coffer dam, spill channel and approach channel will be completed by the end of April next year. The main contractors of Polavaram project Navayuga - informed the Chief Minister that they were going to set a world record in executing major portion of concrete works per day. They explained that they have been using the machinery to produce more than 10-lakh cubic metres of concrete per month. The officials explained to the Chief Minister that the concrete works have been going on at a rapid pace. Stating that the construction of Polavaram should make history in construction of 48 radial gates to be fixed on December 17 Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu holding a review meeting on Polavaram at Grievance Hall at Undavalli on Monday irrigation projects across the world, Chandrababu Naidu said that officials should maintain records to establish that Polavaram was a project which had been executed in the shortest possible time. The officials informed him that 60.33 per cent of total project works had been completed. When it comes to the soil excavation, Amid tight security, Sabari opens for rituals Sabarimala: The Sabarimala shrine opened at 5 pm on Monday for the Chithira Aatta Visesham, as thousands of Lord Ayyappa devotees thronged the hill shrine for the special puja. The shrine will close at 10 pm on Tuesday, before opening again on November 17 for the annual Mandala Puja-Makaravilakku festival that attracts crores of pilgrims. The Sabarimala temple has reopened on Monday as thousands of police personnel, including women, kept stern vigil to prevent any recurrence of the largescale violence seen at the hilltop shrine in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta last month by protesters against the Supreme Court ruling allowing entry of women of all ages. The tantri (supreme priest) opened the doors of the ancient temple to Lord Ayyappa at 5 pm. At least 5000 devotees, waited in long, winding queues as people were only being allowed in small batches due to prohibitory orders imposed in the area banning large gatherings. Though no woman pilgrim was seen initially despite a senior police official assuring any woman willing to trek to the temple would be escorted there, a woman later approached the police at the Pambha base camp. But as Anju, who was accompanied by her husband and two children, appeared, hymn-chanting devotees blocked the trekking path. The protest was led by Hindu Aikya Vedi leader Sasikala. The Sree Chithira Attathirunal pooja, an offering to honour the last king of the erstwhile Travancore dynasty Sree Chithira Tirunal Balarama Varma, is being held on Monday before the temple closes at 10 pm. The temple will also be open Tuesday. No untoward incident was reported from two base camps, Nilakkal and Pambha, and othContinued on Page 15 er areas. more than 80 per cent of works were over and as regards concrete works, the completion percentage was 45. Nearly 90 per cent of right main canal works have been completed whereas the progress in respect of the left main canal was about 65 per cent and fabrication of radial gates works was 62 per cent. Officials further informed that the works related to resettlement and rehabilitation for project-affected people were under progress. More than 46 per cent of rehabilitation works in 17 colonies in East Godavari and 42 per cent works at 29 colonies in West Godavari districts had been completed. Continued on Page 15 SC ORDERS ISSUANCE OF NOTICE HC bifurcation to complete by Jan 1 AP HC to function in temporary building OUR BUREAU New Delhi: A Supreme Court bench comprising Justice A K Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan here on Monday directed the competent authority to issue the bifurcation notice of the High Court of Judicature, Hyderabad into AP and Telangana High Courts by January 1, 2019. The bench expressed satisfaction over the timeline given by the AP government with regard to the construction of infrastructure and also took into consideration the satisfaction expressed by the committee of judges that had gone into all aspects over the ad hoc arrangements in pronouncing so. The bench said "....it can be discerned that the building INDIA COMPLETES N-TRIAD Modi warns ‘N-blackmailers’ With INS Arihant’s successful patrol, India joins nuclear missile club New Delhi: With nuclear-capable submarine INS Arihant successfully returning from deterrence patrol, India on Monday completed its nuclear triad achieving strike capabilities in air, land and sea, a feat Prime Minister Narendra Modi said is a "ﬁtting response to those who indulge in nuclear blackmail". Congratulating the crew of Strategic Strike Nuclear Submarine (SSBN) INS Arihant, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Today is historic because it marks the completing of the successful establishment of the nuclear triad. India's nuclear triad will be an important pillar of global peace and stability." "The success of INS Arihant enhances India's security needs. In an era such as this, a credible nuclear deterrence is the need of the hour It is an open warning to the enemies of India and of peace that they better not indulge in any misadventure against India," Modi said. The 6,000-tonne Arihant was built under the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project at The 6,000-tonne Arihant was built under the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project at the Ship Building Centre in Visakhapatnam the Ship Building Centre at Visakhapatnam. Launched on July 26, 2009 by then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the submarine was commissioned in August 2016 after a series of extensive sea trials. Modi said the successful completion of its deterrence patrol "gives a ﬁtting response to those who indulge in nuclear blackmail", and stressed that although India was a peaceful nation but it would not spare anyone who dares to provoke it. He said with the nation achieving N-strike capabilities in deep sea along with air and land, it has established a credible deterrence and Arihant will contribute to the atmosphere of peace in the region. "India is a land of peace. Jagan, Pawan don’t care for cyclone-hit: Naidu OUR BUREAU Srikakulam: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday targeted the YSRCP, Jana Sena and the BJP for not rising to the occasion when people in the district were going through an unremitting agony after the Titli cyclone scythed through Srikakulam district recently. Addressing a meeting of victims of the cyclone at Palasa in the district where he distributed cyclone relief cheques to them, the Chief Minister wondered what YSRC chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy was doing when the people were suffering. "He was in neighbouring Vizianagaram district when the cyclone lashed the district. But he did not bother to visit them. Jana Sena chief Pawan where the High Court of Andhra Pradesh would be temporarily shifted would be ready by December 15, 2018. It is also clear that the Judges of the High Court, who would become judges of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, are satisﬁed with the facilities in the said building inasmuch as Full Court of the High Court has approved the proposal after Inspection Committee of Judges submitted a report in this behalf. Senior counsel for AP government Nariman also made a statement at the bar that the government would be hiring villas to take care of the residential needs of the judges at Amaravati. Continued on Page 15 CM distributes cyclone relief cheques Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu distributing compensation cheques to cyclone victims at Palasa in Srikakulam district on Monday Kalyan, though he visited them, ignored his follow-up work of writing to the Centre, confronting it why it was not coming forward to help the victims. The BJP, for its part, has not done anything for the victims," he said. Naidu, questioning the priorities of the YSRCP, disapproved of its leaders lodging a protest with the Centre against the state government on the knife attack on Jaganmohan Reddy rather than seeking funds for the beneﬁt of the cyclone victims. "For them, complaining against the state government was more important than pleading with it for succor to the victims," Naidu said. He said that he did not make out what kind of a leader Jaganmohan Reddy was since he never bothered to comfort the people affected by Continued on Page 15 the cyclone. Values of togetherness are enshrined in our culture. Peace is our strength, not our weakness. Our nuclear programme must be seen with regard to India's efforts to further world peace and stability. Our atomic weapons are not part of any attack policy. The achievement is very important for peace, security and stability in Indo-Paciﬁc region," Modi said. Rajahmundry flight suffers engine failure Chennai: An IndiGo aircraft with 47 passengers suffered a mid-air shut down of one of its engines, forcing it to make an emergency landing at the airport here, a DGCA official said Monday. The Chennai-bound flight of the budget carrier from Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh landed under full emergency conditions on Sunday evening and all passengers disembarked safely, airport authorities said. "There was loss of oil in one of the engines which led to its mid-air failure and the subsequent emergency landing of the plane," the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official said. "Worse, despite loss of oil, the pilot chose to do a go-around instead of landing directly," the official said, adding the aviation regulator has begun its probe into the incident.
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