www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Overcast Temp: Max.31°C. Min.21C. Humidity: 39% Sunrise: 06:28 Sunset: 05:44 NITI’S ROLE RAISES EYEBROWS REGION WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Polavaram ruling boost to AP govt Modi became brand ambassador of negativity, fear & anxiety Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi (left) shakes hands with Justice Kurian Joseph during the latter's farewell function at the Supreme Court, in New Delhi on Thursday 8 P11 PM Modi arrives in Argentina for G20 summit Buenos Aires: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in Argentina's capital of Buenos Aires to attend the 13th G20 summit where he will discuss ways to meet the new and upcoming challenges of the coming decade with other world leaders, including US President Donald Trump. On the sidelines of the twoday summit, Modi, Trump and Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe will hold a trilateral meeting amidst China flexing its muscles in the strategic Indo-Pacific region. Praja Front a democratic compulsion, says Naidu SC orders Odisha, Chhattisgarh & Telangana to conduct public hearings M SAMBASIVA RAO V RAMU SARMA Hyderabad: Forming a Praja Front has become a necessity as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned into a brand ambassador of negativity, fear and anxiety. In his anxiety to remain in power, he has started destroying democratic institutions, one by one. He thinks that sarcasm can win him votes, observed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP national president N Chandrababu Naidu, during an interaction with Editors here on Thursday. People voted for Modi with a hope that he would provide better governance and felt that he would replicate the Gujarat model of development. But he has failed to deliver. When AP chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu campaigning for Praja Front in Hyderabad on Thursday imosity he had developed towards him for the stand he had taken after the Godhra incident. Continued on P15 TDP decided to join hands with BJP in 2014, Naidu said he could not gauge that Modi continued to nurse the an- RTA AADHAAR ERRORS TURN A NIGHTMARE TO PEOPLE Amaravati: The Supreme Court directive to the Union Government asking it to conduct public hearing in Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Telangana States on Polavaram Irrigation project has come as a shot in the arm for AP government as the latter has been requesting the Odisha government to conduct it for over a decade. As per the existing law, the Odisha government is supposed to conduct the public hearing on the project. If it fails, then the Union Government has to conduct it. Despite repeated attempts from the AP government, neither Odisha nor Central Governments conducted the public hearing. Now, the Supreme Court put its foot ﬁrmly down and directed the Centre to ﬁle affidavit by next Monday explaining how it would conduct the public hearing. "This is one more step forward in construction of Polavaram project," said Shashi Bhushan Kumar, Secretary, AP Water Resources Department. Continued on Page 15 Pak detains 21 ﬁshermen from Srikakulam Srikakulam: As many as 21 ﬁshermen from D Matsyalesam village in Etcherla mandal in Srikakulam district are understood to have been detained by Pakistan's coast guard on Wednesday but came to light on Thursday. The ﬁshermen from this district go on ﬁshing expeditions up to Gujarat coast in the month of September every year and return in May or June the following year. On Wednesday, one batch of ﬁshermen from this district, while trying to catch ﬁsh off Gujarat coast, apparently strayed into Pakistan waters in Arabian sea. Pakistan coast guard immediately detained them. On learning KCR spoke truth on taking rest: Rahul Terms him as Khao Commission Rao OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Giving credit to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for speaking truth for the ﬁrst time when he recently said that he would take rest if he loses the elections, AllIndia Congress Committee president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said this is what is going to happen after the polls. Addressing public meetings at Armoor, Bhupalpally and Parigi as part of his second day tour in the state to campaign on behalf of the party, Rahul said that KCR means ‘Khavo Commission Rao’. The young Congress leader said that the state was made to go bankrupt with unbridled borrowing and this money has been made to make the family of the Chief Minister rich. He said that as much as Rs 2.2 lakh crore had been borrowed and each person in the state had to bear a burden about Rs 2.5 lakh. He alleged that the state which has been formed to ensure peoples’ rights on ‘Neellu, Nidhulu and Niyamakalu’, the Chief Minister redesigned the projects to misuse public money. Irrigation facilities have been denied and the unemployed did not get jobs. Rahul said that though it has been expected that Chandrasekhar Rao would ensure accomplishment of aspirations of the people, he failed to keep at least one promise. He said that people of Armoor have been facing several problems and the farmers were deprived of minimum support price to their produce. Continued on Page 15 Sharp Eye in Sky OUR BUREAU about the detention of ﬁshermen, ﬁshermen association leader in Srikakulam Moogi Gurumurthy, brought the plight of his colleagues to the notice of the local authorities and people's representatives. Continued on Page 15 N India successfully launched its latest earth observation satellite HysIS, the data from which can be used in wide-ranging areas including agriculture HC hands over Ayesha murder case to CBI LEGAL CORRESPONDENT Hyderabad: The Division Bench of the Hyderabad High Court comprising Chief Justice T B Radhakrishnan and Justice S V Bhatt on Thursday heard a Public Interest Litigation ﬁled by the parents of Ayesha Meera and handed over the probe into Ayesha’s murder to the Central Bureau of Investigation. In 2007, Ayesha was found murdered in her Ibrahminpatnam hostel near Vijayawada. One accused named P Satyam Babu was initially charged with murdering Ayesha and the trial court convicted him with life punishment. However, the High Court overturned it and constituted a Special Investigation Team to investigate the matter. Continued on Page 15 N ISRO's trusted workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle injected the HYsIS and 30 other satellites from eight countries in their designated orbits HysIS utility: N Agriculture, forestry, soil survey, geology, coastal zone studies, inland water studies, environmental monitoring and pollution detection from industries. It’s not Pak’s interest to allow terror: Imran EC likely to club Lok Sabha, J&K elections next year Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said he was ready to hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi while conceding that it was not in the interest of his country to allow terror activities from its territory. Khan's remarks came a day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj categorically ruled out possibility of holding talks with Pakistan unless it stops cross-border terror activities. "It is not in our interest to allow use of Pakistan's territory for terror out- side," Khan, who is celebrating 100 days of his government Thursday, said during an interaction with a group of Indian journalists here. Khan said that people in Pakistan want peace with India and he will be happy to meet Modi and talk to him on any issue. "I am ready for talks on any issue. There can't be a military solution for Kashmir," he said, adding "nothing is impossible" when asked whether it is possible to resolve the Kashmir issue. Continued on Page 15 SC allows students over 25 yrs to write NEET New Delhi: In a major announcement, the Supreme Court has allowed undergraduate medical students of age 25 or above to appear for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). The SC bench, however, said that their admission will be subjected to the ﬁnal outcome of the case on validity of CBSE’s decision to ﬁx the upper age limit. It may be noted here that the SC has directed the National Testing Agency (NTA) to extend the deadline by one week to allow the students to ﬁll up the NEET form, as the ﬁlling up of forms expires on Friday. In another development, the Supreme Court last week set aside the Madras High Court order awarding 196 grace marks to the NEET-UG 2018 aspirants who had opted to write the test in Tamil language on account of error in translation. The top court directed that from year 2019-20, NEET-UG examination will be held by the newly constituted National Testing Agency instead of the CBSE. A bench of justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao said that “the method adopted by the Madurai bench of Madras High Court is manifestly arbitrary and unjustiﬁed and cannot be sustained”. “For these reasons, we set aside the impugned judgment of the High Court of Madras dated July 10, 2018. We direct that from the year 2019-20 onwards the NEET-UG Examination will be conducted by the National Testing Agency and the bilingual examination will be conducted after the question paper is translated…,” the bench said. It noted that the list of students who opted to give the NEET-UG, 2018 Examination in Tamil after the addition of 196 marks is “startling”. Referring to the list, the bench said that a student who got 260 marks has been awarded a total of 456 marks and a student with 137 marks becomes entitled to 333 marks and the student who got 92 marks becomes entitled to 288 marks. “Even students who have 21 marks been entitled to 217 marks. It is clear that the High Court lost sight of the primary duty of Court in such matter that is to avoid arbitrary results,” the bench said. New Delhi: The Election Commission, which has to hold fresh assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir before May 21 next, is likely to club it with the Lok Sabha elections due next year, highlyplaced sources in the poll panel said on Thursday. The state assembly was dissolved by Governor Satya Pal Malik on November 21 citing the "impossibility of forming a stable government by the coming together of political parties with opposing political ideologies" and the "fragile security scenario in the state". Mentioning a Supreme Court direction, the sources said the "outer limit" for holding fresh polls after the dissolution of a house is six months, that is May 21 next year. They also said that the apex court has made it clear that the poll panel should hold elections in the ﬁrst available opportunity. "It is likely that they could be clubbed with Lok Sabha polls," they said. The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly has a six-year term while other assemblies and the Lok Sabha have a ﬁveyear term. Its term was to end on March 16, 2021. The sources in the government, meanwhile, pointed out that when security forces are deployed for the Lok Sabha polls in the state, it would be convenient for election authorities to hold the assembly polls simultaneously. Malik dissolved the assembly shortly after People's Democratic Party leader Mehbooba Mufti staked claim to form a government with the support of the National Conference and the Congress. She cited a collective strength of 56 MLAs in the 87-member House. A separate claim to form a government was made by Sajad Lone of the two-member People's Conference who claimed support of the Bharatiya Janata Party and 18 MLAs from other parties. The state assembly was kept under suspended animation since June when Governor's Rule was imposed after the BJP ended its alliance with the PDP. Since last year, the EC has not been able to hold bypoll to Anantnag Lok Sabha seat citing law and order situation and lack of central forces.
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