SUNDAY 20 JANUARY 2019 KURNOOL | PAGES 20 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com The sounds of the GULLY! The recent trailer teaser of upcoming Ranveer Singh -starrer ‘Gully Boy’ took the nation by storm. The biopic, which is based on hip hop artiste Divine spotlights the underground hip hop and gully boys who have taken Mumbai and now India... WINDOWS Prime Minister Narendra Modi near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at newly opened National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai on Saturday Creative economy grows even as global trade dips G lobal trade in creative goods is expanding with average export growth rates of more than 7 per cent, says a study. A new UNCTAD report ‘Creative Economy Outlook: Trends in International Trade in Creative Industries’, outlining trends in the global creative economy, says the creative economy’s contribution to world trade doubled from $208 billion in 2002 to $509 billion in 2015. 8 P5 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H Modi govt past its expiry date AT KOLKATA RALLY, OPPN LEADERS UNITE AGAINST BJP'S 'POLITICS OF HATE' OUR BUREAU Kolkata: With speculations making rounds that the poll notiﬁcation would be announced during the ﬁrst week of March, all Opposition parties which have been trying to stitch an anti-BJP Front displayed their strength at the ‘United India Rally’ and sounded the poll bugle with the slogan ‘BJP Hatao, Desh Bachao’ since Modi government has past its expiry date. The Opposition parties have also decided to constitute a small committee which would pick up a convenor who would lead the Front till elections and coordinate with all partners. They have also decided to hold at least two more such rallies before the elections. The next one would be at Amaravati in February followed by another in New Delhi which would be organised by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The rally has also decided to keep the issue of Prime Ministerial candidate in abeyance till the elections are over. “Our aim is to save India and save democracy,” the leaders told the media after the rally. The issue of who would be ‘BACHAO, BACHAO, BACHAO’ Modi mimics Oppn unity rally West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee with NCP president Sharad Pawar and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge during TMC mega rally in Kolkata on Saturday prime minister will be decided after the Lok Sabha elections, they added. Leaders of 23 parties who attended the rally spoke in one voice. “Oust Modi, the country is awaiting a new Prime Minister. They described the rally as an ‘important attempt’ to galvanise leaders across the political spectrum to Chirala fisherfolk ring in good tidings NARESH NANDAM/ SK KALESHA VALI Chirala: They had suffered the injustice and greediness of the private money lenders for over a century. They had experienced their cruelty and gone home with empty hands even after working for a full week on the deadly sea. This decades’ old problem in Chirala has been put to an end and they have set a new example where in the ﬁsh- ermen can earn substantially higher amount of money. Supported by the local TDP MLA Amanchi Krishnamohan, the fishermen formed a cooperative society which is the first of its kind in the state. Talking to The Hans India, the fishermen said that this was not an easy task as they had to face threats from the money lenders. But with the backing of the TDP MLA and district administration, they had successfully formed the society. Continued on Page 11 ﬁght the ‘arrogant and divisive’ Modi government. The rally which was headed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took the ﬁght directly to the BJP. This forced Prime Minister Narendra Modi to run down the effort of Opposition leaders saying that they had ganged up against him. Continued on Page 11 Silvassa: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday slammed the proposed ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) of Opposition parties, saying it was not just “anti-Modi” but against the people of India, and his political rivals have joined hands to save themselves from his campaign against corruption. Modi’s remarks came at a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally in Silvassa, in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli as Opposition parties staged a show of strength in Kolkata. “Poori jamaat” (whole opposition) had gathered in West Bengal, and was “pleading for help”, said Modi. Continued on Page 11 Throw out Modi, save India: Naidu NaMo is a publicity PM, not a performing one: AP CM OUR BUREAU Kolkata: Accusing the BJPled NDA government at the Centre of trying to divide the nation, Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu called upon the people to defeat the ‘publicity Prime Minister.’ Speaking at the United India Rally organised by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, Naidu said time has come to have a new Prime Minister who can perform. He said Modi was publicity crazy and his government had cheated the nation. He said the need of the hour was to have a prime minister who would work for the betterment of the poor. Continued on Page 11 Cash transfer for farmers to get nod in cabinet tomorrow OUR BUREAU Amaravati: The cabinet meeting, scheduled to meet on Monday, assumes importance in the wake of crucial decisions on its agenda among which include clearing financial assistance of Rs 10,000 to DWACRA groups, cash transfer scheme to farmers which would include tenant farmers. If cleared by the cabinet, the cash transfer scheme to farmers would be implemented from the next kharif season. The officials of Agricultural and Finance departments, who have been working out the modalities, are said to have finalised their recommendations. The cabinet is also likely to finalise the dates of the budget session where vote on account would be introduced. According to sources, the government would also deposit the balance amount pertaining to loan waiver for farmers next month. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will brief the cabinet about the ‘United India Rally’ held at Kolkata. Prior to the cabinet meeting, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will chair the meeting of the party coordination com- mittee and will discuss with them about the last Dharma Porata Deeksha programme which would be held at Amaravati. All the leaders of 23 parties which were present at the Kolkata rally on Saturday will attend this rally. This meeting will also discuss about the mobilisation of people. He is also likely to call upon the rank and file to intensify their campaign explaining the welfare measures taken up by the government and how BJP had let them down as well as the problems other parties like YSRCP and TRS were trying to create. 3 devotees gate-crash into Tirumala temple OUR BUREAU Tirupati: In one of the major security lapses at Tirumala temple, three Telugu-speaking Maharashtra residents entered into Sirivari temple by breaking open the gate locks. This sensational incident occurred on Saturday during Suprabatham Darshan time. According to sources of Tirumala- Tirupati Devastanams, three Maharashtra devotees came to Tirumala for the darshan of Lord Venkateswara. They did not obtain any tickets for Suprabatham Darshan. However, they decided to enter the temple. They silently made to the Elephant Gate and allegedly broke open the doors. They joined the queue to have Srivari darshan. Continued on Page 11 IT Minister N Lokesh wife and executive director of Heritage Foods N Brahmani along with her son participated in the Araku Balloon Festival on Saturday. (Right) Amusing the enthusiasts, a balloon soars in the serene environs on the second day of the 3-day ‘Hot Air Balloon Festival’ in the Araku Valley in Visakhapatnam. Nearly 20 balloons from 15 nations, including US, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil are participating in the festival. Photo: Taurus Suresh AP student among JEE toppers H 15 students from Telangana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and UP score 100 percentile in ﬁrst JEE Main H Final rankings will be decided after second JEE Main scheduled to be held in April H B Arch and B Planning NTA scores to be declared later OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: A student from Andhra Pradesh topped the list with 100 percentile marks along with 14 other students from Telangana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and UP in the first JEE Main-2019. According to the National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducted the examinations from January 8-12 this year, four out of the top 15 students who scored 100 percentile marks are from Telangana. Maharashtra followed it with three students, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh with two students each. Also, one student each from MP, Punjab and Karnataka made it to the 100-percentile list. From Telangana, Adelly Sai Kiran, Yindukuri Jayanth Phani Sai, Vishwanath K and Battepati Karthikeya are among the toppers with 100 percentile marks. Bojja Chetan Reddy from Andhra Pradesh is the lone topper. Further, all the four and one from TS and AP are the toppers from the state-wise toppers’ list. Continued on Page 11 Facebook testing LOL, a video feed of memes, to win back teens LOL pulls content from top meme pages on the social network Hyderabad: Facebook is taking another step to stem the tide of teens leaving its platform with its test of LOL, a feed of memes in the form of videos and GIFs. A spokesperson for the social network said, “We are running a small-scale test and the concept is in the early stages right now,” declining to offer any further details. It is reported that LOL is in a private beta with some 100 high-school students, and those students signed non-disclosure agreements with the consent of their parents to participate in focus groups and one-on-one testing with Facebook employees. LOL pulls content from top meme pages on the social network, and it is divided into categories including For You, Animals, Fails, Pranks, Wait for It, Savage, Classics, Gaming, Celebs, School and Stand Up. Once users open a collection or begin scrolling on the feed, LOL converts into a theater mode with a black border, autoadvancing to more clips. Reaction buttons appear beneath each video for Funny, Alright and Not Funny. Videos on LOL also include share buttons, and people can submit videos to LOL. Facebook said it has no plans to add LOL to video desti- nation Facebook Watch, and it is still deciding whether to make it a feature in the social network’s ﬂagship application or a standalone app. Other attempts by Facebook over the past couple of years to keep teens engaged with its platform included stand-alone apps such as Poke, Slingshot, Lifestage and, most recently, Lasso—the ﬁrst three have since been shuttered.
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