www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL MONDAY 7 JANUARY 2019 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.26C. Min.13°C. Humidity: 32% Sunrise: 06:44 Sunset: 05:50 Hasina announces 47-member Cabinet Dhaka: A 47-member new cabinet of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was announced on Sunday. Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told a press conference that the cabinet included 25 ministers, including Prime Minister Hasina, 19 ministers of state and three deputy ministers. According to the cabinet secretary, Hasina has inducted 31 new faces into her new cabinet. Members of the next cabinet, including the prime minister, are slated to take the oath at 3:30 pm local time on Monday at the President's Office. STATE WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H DOCTORS THREATEN TO MOVE CONTEMPT PLEA AGAINST GOVT INDEX FUNDS: LESS RISKY WAY OF INVESTING IN EQUITY MKT DEF MIN LYING IN HAL DEAL Rahul dares Sitharaman to show proof New Delhi: Slamming Nirmala Sitharaman for "lying" in Parliament over Rafale issue, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday demanded Defence Minister's resignation. "When you tell one lie, you need to keep spinning out more lies, to cover up the ﬁrst one. In her eagerness to defend the PM's Rafale lie, the RM (Raksha Mantri) lied to Parliament. Tomorrow, RM must place before Parliament documents showing Rs 1 Lakh crore of govt orders to HAL. Or resign," he tweeted. Rahul Gandhi questioned her over a report that said that India's leading defence PSU HAL is keenly awaiting formalisation of orders adding up to Rs 1 lakh crore mentioned by Sitharaman during the discussion on the Rafale ﬁghter deal in the Lok Sabha . The report quoted a senior HAL management official as saying that no actual order had either been placed or a single rupee had been released to the company. OUR BUREAU Meanwhile, the Congress accused the Defence Minister and her senior colleagues of spinning a "web of lies" around the Rafale deal issue to hide the Prime Minister's "falsehood". A day after the government's defence in the Lok Sabha over the Rafale deal, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said: "The ministers in the court of this 'king' are lying, to hide the falsehood of the 'king'. The Defence Minister said lies. It is not her fault… her fault is that she's a minister in a court of a 'king', who has uttered such a huge lie. And to hide that lie, the entire cabinet is lying," Khera said. Sitharaman hits back, says Rahul misleading nation New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has strongly hit back at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for raising doubts over multi-crore contracts given to the Hindustan Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) saying “he should apologise for misleading the nation.” In her counter offensive, Sitharaman said it was a matter of “shame” that the Congress president was misleading the country on the issue. She also tweeted details of the contract awarded to HAL since 2014 when the BJP came to power. "Dear Shri @RahulGandhi , looks like you really need to start from ABCs. Someone like you who is hellbent on misleading the public will quote an article even before reading it," she tweeted. ‘Unruly’ Sarvey suspended from Cong Ex-MP, PCC gen secy come to blows OUR BUREAU The trouble began when Satyanarayana made adverse comments on PCC president and Kunthia. He alleged that they were responsible for the defeat of the party in the recent Assembly elections and instead of taking moral responsibility they have been continuing in their posts. Hyderabad: The internal bickerings in the Congress came to the fore once again on Sunday at the constituency review meeting held at Gandhi Bhavan leading to the suspension of former MP Sarvey Satyanrayana. Satyanarayana and PCC general secretary Bollu Kishan came to blows in the meeting in the presence of PCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy and AICC in-charge of state party affairs RC Khuntia. The Congress has been reviewing the party candidate’s performance in As- Former Union minister Sarvey Satyanarayana, who sembly elections of was suspended from the Congress on Sunday 2018 for the past three days. On Sunday it took up He also reportedly alleged that review of Secunderabad, Hyderrowdy elements and brokers were abad and Malkajgiri constituenruling roost in the party. cies. Satyanarayana had contestPCC general secretary Bollu ed from Secunderabad CantonKishan intervened at this point ment Assembly constituency and and objected to the remarks made lost in the general election held by Satyanarayana. Continued on Page 4 in December, 2018. OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: As many as 67 school girls of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) at Chevella suffered food poisoning after consuming fruit salad served at their hostel on Saturday. According to police, the girls took fruit salad before their dinner and started vomiting with severe stomach ache. The hostel staff immediately shifted them to the local government hospital where doctors said that their condition is out of danger. When 67 girls started vomiting rest of the inmates avoided consuming the Strike may hit bank services on Jan 8, 9 New Delhi: Banking services are likely to be affected on January 8 and 9 as a section of public sector undertaking bank employees would go on a two-day strike in support of the nation-wide strike call given by 10 central trade unions against the government's alleged anti-worker policy. The All India Bank Employees Association and Bank Employees Federation of India has informed the Indian Banks' Association of the two-day nationwide strike on January 8-9, 2019, IDBI Bank said in a filing to the BSE. In a stock exchange filing, Allahabad Bank said the issues and demands are of industry level and strike call is also given at industry level. "Therefore, if the strike takes place, the functioning of branches of the bank may be affected,” it said. “The bank is taking all the necessary steps in terms of the existing guidelines for smooth functioning of bank's branches/offices on the day of strike(s), in the event the strike materialises." Rlys to close stations 20 mins ahead of departure Protection Force Director General Arun Kumar said. “The plan is to seal the railway stations. It is primarily about identifying openings and to determine how many can be closed. There are areas which will be closed through permanent boundary walls, others will be manned by RPF personnel and yet others will have Hyderabad: Ten Sabarimala pilgrims from Medak district died and five others suffered severe injuries in a road accident on the national highway near Thirumayam in Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu. According to the Pudukkottai police, the accident occurred on Sunday afternoon when the van in which they were travelling was rammed by a trailer truck resulting in the death of seven pilgrims on the spot. Three pilgrims have succumbed to their injuries while undergoing treatment at the government hospital and six other injured pilgrims were shifted to the Pudukkottai Medical College Hospital for treatment. Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar, District Collector S Ganesh and District Superintendent of Police S Selva Raj visited the Pudukkottai Medical College, where the injured pilgrims were undergoing treatment. According to initial reports, all the diseased iden- Mangled remains of a van that was hit by a trailer lorry on Tirumayam bypass road in Pudukottai district on Sunday tiﬁed so far are from Narsapur, Kazipet from the Hatsura mandal, Manthur, Reddypalli, Chinna Chintakunta and Mangapur villages of Medak district. Selvaraj, who visited the accident spot, told to the media that preliminary inquiries reveal that the accident took place at 2.35 pm, while the pilgrims were returning after visiting Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, and were travelling on their way back from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. The rash driving on the part of the trailer truck driver resulted in the tragic accident. The victims are: Suresh (25), M Kumar (22), Sham (22), S Pravin (24) R Nagaraj (35), A Mahesh (28) Krishna (35), M Saai (22) and Anjaneyulu (25). Initially, the injured pilgrims were rushed to the Thirumayam Government Hospital and later shifted to the Pudukkottai Medical College Hospital for better treatment. Four of the ﬁve injured undergoing treatment at the Pudukkottai Medical College Hospital were identiﬁed as Naresh, S Venkatesh (35), D Raju (28), and N Sai. Continued on Page 4 FOOD POISONING: 67 KGBV girl students fall ill PLAN TO HAVE AIRPORT-LIKE-SECURITY AT STATIONS New Delhi: The Indian Railways is planning to seal stations just like airports and passengers would have to arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled departure of trains to complete the process of security checks. The security plan – with high end technology – has already been put in motion at Allahabad, in anticipation of the Kumbh Mela which begins this month and at Hoobly railway station in Karnataka with a blueprint for 202 more stations ready for implementation, Railway 10 Sabari pilgrims from TS killed in TN road accident collapsible gates. At each entry point there will be random security checks. However, unlike at airports, passengers need not come hours in advance, but just 15-20 minutes ahead of their departure times to ensure that they are not delayed because of the security process,” he said. Kumar said that while security will increase, presence of security personnel will not. “If we are inventing in technology, then manpower requirement will reduce,” he said. These steps are a part of a security plan under the Integrated Security System (ISS) which was approved in 2016 to strengthen surveillance mechanism at 202 railway stations. The ISS will comprise CCTV cameras, access control, personal and baggage screening system and bomb detection and disposal system which together provide multiple checking of passengers and baggage from the point of entry in the station premises till boarding of train. fruit salad. There are 191 girl students in KGBV at Chevella mandal in Vikarabad district. After giving the treatment, 37 students were discharged and the rest of them are getting treatment at Niloufer Hospital. Police after ﬁling a case questioned the hostel staff. Continued on Page 4
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