www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL WEDNESDAY 2 JANUARY 2019 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.26C. Min.12°C. Humidity: 45% Sunrise: 06:43 Sunset: 05:47 STATE WINDOWS 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 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 P7 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 P7 BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H HOWZAT! TRS TO FIELD AZHAR FROM SECUNDERABAD? HYDERABAD STARTUPs UNDER ANGEL TAX LENS Panchayat Raj Temple Ordinance not now: PM polls in 3 phases n First phase: January 7 to 21 n Second phase: January 11 to 25 n Third phase: January 16 to 30 OUR BUREAU phase, 4,480, in second phase 4,137 and in third phase 4,115 gram panHyderabad: The Telangana State chayats would go to polls, he said. Election Commission has issued He informed that the candidate notiﬁcation for conducting election who contests for sarpanch post to the gram panchayats in the state has to pay Rs 2,000 as deposit in from January 7 to January 30 in general seat and Rs 1,000 in case three phases. of reserved seat. Announcing this Ward member conat a news confertestant has to pay Rs ence here on Tues500 for general seat day, TSEC commisand Rs 250 for resioner V Nagi Reddy served seat as desaid that the activity posit. for the ﬁrst phase As far as election would begin on Janexpenditure is conuary 7 and would cerned, a candidate continue till 21. The could spend up to Rs second phase would 2.5 lakh if the popubegin on January 11 lation of the panand would end on chayat is more than 25. The third phase 5,000. The limit on would begin on Janpoll expenditure uary 16 and would State Election Commissioner would be Rs 1.5 lakh end by January 30. V Nagi Reddy per candidate in the Election would panchayat where the be held for 12,751 sarpanch posts population is less than 5,000. and for 1.13 lakh ward members. The elections to the panchayats The results of the election would have been taken up as the High be announced on the same day of Court has directed that they the polling. Polling would take should be completed by January place on Jan 21 for ﬁrst phase, on 10. Due to the Assembly election, 25 for second phase and on Jan the SEC was unable to take up 30 for the third phase from 7 am the activity. Due to the court dito 1 pm. The counting of votes rections on the BC reservations would be held in the afternoon also the SEC could not hold elecand the results would be antions to GPs which were due to nounced immediately. have been held in July, last year. The State Election CommisThe state government recently sioner said that None of the Above issued orders reducing the BC (NOTA) symbol has been added reservations to follow the instructo the ballot papers. In the ﬁrst tions of the court. WILL ACT ONLY AFTER THE JUDICIAL PROCESS, SAYS MODI 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 4 8 See also: P7 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 4 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 4 Continued on Page 4 TS, AP get their own HCs OUR BUREAU Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao visiting the Kaleshwaram project site on Tuesday ‘Provide Kaleshwaram water by June’ OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Tuesday directed the irrigation department officials and work agencies to complete the construction of pump houses and barrages under Kaleshwaram project by the end of March and provide water by June. After becoming the chief min- ister for the second time, Chandrashekar Rao visited projects site and asked the officials to construct coffer dam on River Godavari and start trial run in the month of April. He asked the officials to plan and execute lifting water into Mid Manair during the coming rainy season. Farmers are waiting for water for irrigation with many hopes and the officials should take note of the aspirations of the farmers and also the need for taking up the works on a warfooting, said the chief minister, who visited project sites, including Medigadda Barrage, Kannepally Pump House and inquired about the progress of the works. He gave necessary directions to the officials while overseeing the project works. Continued on Page 4 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 Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao greets Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan after he took oath as the ﬁrst Chief Justice of the Telangana High Court, at the Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Governor ESL Narasimhan administered the oath of oﬃce to the Chief Justice time being till the construction of temporary 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 Seethara- ma 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. Continued on Page 4 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 4
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