www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.32C. Min.19°C. Humidity: 36% Sunrise: 06:45 Sunset: 05:58 HYDERABAD STARTUPs UNDER ANGEL TAX LENS Islamabad: Pakistan Tuesday shared with India a list of its nuclear installations and facilities as per the provisions of a bilateral agreement. The list was handed over in accordance with Article-II of the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks Against Nuclear Installations and Facilities between Pakistan and India, signed on December 31, 1988. 8 P11 69k babies born on New Year New Delhi: India welcomed as many as 69,944 babies on New Year's Day, the highest in the world, the UNICEF said on Tuesday. India was followed by China which would welcome 44,940 babies, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund said in a report. In Nigeria, 25,685 babies will be born, it added. The year 2019 also marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. 8 P11 TEMPERATURES DIP DRASTICALLY IN VIZAG AGENCY Temple Ordinance not now: PM A girl is amused to see fruits, vegetables, biscuits, snacks and other eatbles hanging from a roof as Kadumbadi Amman temple is decorated on the first day of the New Year 2019, in Chennai on Tuesday Pak shares list of nuke installations REGION WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H WILL ACT ONLY AFTER THE JUDICIAL PROCESS, SAYS MODI Governor ESL Narasimhan administering the oath of oﬃce to Justice Praveen Kumar as AP High Court Chief Justice, while Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu looks on at the IGMC Stadium in Vijayawada on Tuesday Photo: Ch Venkata Mastan AP, TS get their own High Courts n AP High Court to function from CM's camp office till temporary building is completed by the end of January OUR BUREAU Hyderabad/ Vijayawada: The two Telugu States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh began New Year on Tuesday with separate High Courts. Governor for the two states ESL Narasimhan administered oath of office to TBN Radhakrishnan as chief justice of Telangana High Court at Raj Bhavan, Hyderabad and C Praveen Kumar as acting chief justice for AP High Court, at Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium (IGMC) in Vijayawada. President Ram Nath Kovind issued orders on December 26, setting January 1 as the appointed day for the division of the High Court at Hyderabad which till Monday was serving both Telangana and AP. The AP High Court will function from Chief Minister's camp office in Vijayawada for the time being till the construction of tem- 22 AP fishermen held in Pakistan n CM seeks Sushma, Rajnath’s help OUR BUREAU Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has written to Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Union Minister for Home Rajnath Singh seeking their intervention for release of 22 ﬁshermen who have been detained by Pakistan government on November 29 last year. The ﬁshermen were arrested when they crossed international maritime boundary lane and strayed into Pakistani waters in Arabian sea inadvertently. Of them eight were from Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts. Continued on Page 15 porary high court building coming up at Amaravati is completed by the end of this month. The 13 judges sworn in for AP High Court were: Justices S V Bhatt, A V Sesha Sai, M Seetharama Murti, U Durga Prasad Rao, T Sunil Chowdary, M Satyanarayana Murthy, G Shyam Prasad, J Uma Devi, N Balayogi, T Rajani, DVSS Somayajulu, K Vijaya Lakshmi and M Ganga Rao. After the ceremony, Chandrababu Naidu described the day as historic. "With the division of the AP High Court, the division of the state is complete, except a few issues relating to distribution of assets," he said. The CM's camp office which would serve as the premises for the AP High Court for the time being was inaugurated by Supreme Court judge Justice NV Ramana. Continued on Page 15 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made it clear that any decision on bringing an Ordinance on Ram temple can be considered only after the judicial process gets over. In his ﬁrst interview in 2019 to ANI, Modi also suggested that the judicial process was being slowed down because Congress lawyers were creating "obstacles" in the Supreme Court. "Let the judicial process be over. After the judicial process is over, whatever will be our responsibility as the government, we are ready to make all efforts," he added. The matter is slated to be heard by the Supreme Court on January 4. "We have said in our BJP manifesto that a solution would be found to this issue under the What he said D Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the ANI interview ambit of the Constitution," the Prime Minister said about the Ram temple matter when asked whether the Ram Mandir issue had been relegated as merely an emotive issue for the BJP. Continued on Page 15 8 See also: P11 Federal Front by KCR? ‘FEDERAL FRONT A n MODI FEIGNS IGNORANCE OF SUCH FRONT MODI-KCR PLOY TO CONFUSE PEOPLE’ New Delhi: Taking everyone by surprise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said he was not aware of any efforts to constitute a Federal Front to serve as an alternative to the BJP and the Congress. Speaking to a national news channel on Tuesday, Modi said: "I am not aware of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is trying to cobble up a Federal Front." He, however, ridiculed Maha Kumati saying it had bit dust in Telangana Assembly elections and the efforts to form a similar alliances at national level. "AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is indulging in politics of hatred against Telangana. That was the reason why he lost the elections there. Amaravati: AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s act of feigning ignorance over the efforts to form Federal Front against the BJP and the Congress, was a clear give-away that he was behind this political strategy. Speaking to mediapersons here, Naidu said: “There are only two alliances. One is BJP-led alliance and the other Congress-led one. The so-called Federal Front is being promoted clandestinely by Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to divert the attention of the people from the NDA’s failures”. Continued on Page 15 uring the course of the interview, Modi spoke on various issues—ranging from RBI Governor Urjit Patel’s resignation to demonetisation and a gathbandhan and its NDA allies in 2019 Lok Sabha elections S Ram Mandir Bringing an ordinance on Ram Mandir can be considered only after the judicial process gets over, Modi said when asked whether mandir issue had been relegated S Triple talaq bill Triple talaq ordinance was brought after the SC verdict. It is not a matter of religion or faith. So, it is an issue of gender equality, matter of social justice. It is not an issue of faith. S Surgical strikes I gave clear orders that whether you get success or failure, don’t think about that but come back before sunrise. Don’t fall for the lure and prolong it (the operation). S On Sabarimala India is of one opinion that everyone should get justice. There are some temples, which have their own traditions, where men can’t go. And men don’t go... There should be a debate on that as well sometimes. S On the Congress It is a fact that those considered first family, who ran the country for four generations, are out on bail, that too for financial irregularities. Continued on Page 15 Continued on Page 15 Dress up properly to Naidu to cast vision for villages seek Durga’s blessings n 10-day Janmabhoomi will spur people to discuss development OUR BUREAU n Saris, chudidars and panche, pants, shirts allowed n Amma saree available at Rs 100 for those who turn up in diﬀerent attire OUR BUREAU Vijayawada: The management of Durga temple on Tuesday introduced dress code for devotees on the occasion of New Year. As per the dress code rules, women must visit Goddess Durga in traditional dresses like sarees and chudidars. The temple administration decided not to allow the devotees who wear short skirts, jeans and other modern dresses. Similarly, the men devotees who wear shorts and different model jeans will not be allowed into the sanctum sanctorum. Men wearing traditional dhoti and regular trousers and shirt are allowed to enter the temple. The temple administrative authority appointed special teams to identify the devotees who do not wear dress as per guidelines of the temple. Continued on Page 15 Amaravati: The state government will release village-level vision documents on the last day of Janmabhoomi Maavooru (JBM) programme which is beginning across the state on Wednesday and continue till January 11. These documents will contain village speciﬁc growth projections, targets, achievements and the strategies to be implemented for the development of the respective village. After that, before Sankranti, the state government will release district-speciﬁc vision documents at all the 13 districts. Later, around January 20, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will release the state-level vision document for 2019-24. The JBM is going to play vital role in preparing the vision documents for village-speciﬁc, district-speciﬁc and the state-speciﬁc documents. The Chief Minister will participate at the JBM at Kuppam in Chittoor district on the very ﬁrst day. Chandrababu Naidu appealed to the people to discuss development and hurdles during the ten days of JBM. Each day there will be one discussion on one white paper which would help the people get awareness on the development taking place in the state, he said at a press conference at his Undavalli residence on Tuesday. Naidu also urged the public to discuss development that has taken place in their respective villages. The government gave priority for welfare and development. He said he had implemented welfare schemes and made ed- ucation and health less expensive. He said that he provided money for construction of roads, drains, individual toilets and others. He asked the people to discuss what more they want for their villages in these ten days of JBM. There are ten programmes for ten days apart from discussions on the white papers. There will be a 5K run across the state on January 6 at 6.30 am. The government will encourage students in cultural activities, sports, games and others during the JBM. The government appointed nodal officials for the JBM. As many as 31 IAS, 12 IFS officials and 8 other All India Service officials will participate in the JBM as nodal officials for 51 revenue divisions across the 13 districts in the state for the ten days, Naidu said. KERALA’S WALL OF RESISTANCE Lakhs of women stand up for gender equality Thiruvananthapuram: In a deﬁning moment for feminist politics in Kerala, lakhs of women ﬁlled the roads from Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram and took a pledge to protect the renaissance value and uphold gender equality. Although the wall was organised by the state's Left Democratic Front (LDF) against the backdrop of the Supreme Court verdict on Sabarimala, the women's pledge reportedly had no reference to the shrine. "Today's women wall formation was an aim to strengthen gender equality. Women should no longer be pushed into dark sides," CPM leader Brinda Karat said. A 620-km long "women's wall" that had the backing of the Kerala government was formed on Tuesday evening linking Kasaragod in the north to Ayyanakali square near the Governor's residence in Thiruvananthapuram, with lakhs taking part. So massive was the response to the women's chain that at some places two separate "walls" were formed to accommodate everyone. Giving full support to the event was the ruling Communist Party of India- HIGHLIGHTS • Several women lined up to take part in a 620-km 'wall' in Kerala • The wall stretched from Kasargod to Thiruvananthapuram • Organised by the state's Left Democratic Front government Thousands of women take pledge while participating in the 'women's wall' against communalism and gender discrimination, in Kochi on Tuesday. Lakhs of women in Kerala participated in the 620 km-long 'women's wall' from Kasargod in the north to Thiruvananthapuram in the south to send a message of gender equality Marxist (CPI-M) and the Left Democratic Front (LDF) which had vowed to gather ﬁve million women for the event. Women from all walks of life stood on the side of the National Highway that runs from Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram and took a pledge. After standing for 15 minutes, the women dispersed. Last month, amid the row over the Sabarimala pilgrimage, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan sent out invites to social groups and it was decided to form the "women wall" so that Kerala does not become "a lunatic asylum". The other objective of the event was to promote gender equality. At the northern end, the ﬁrst on the line was Health Minister KK Shailaja. Continued on Page 15
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