www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL FRIDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2019 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny. Temp: Max.31C. Min.21°C. Humidity: 32% Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 06:15 Shifted tusker travels 50 km to return ‘home’ Coimbatore: A 25-year-old wild elephant, which was captured and translocated to the reserve forests at Varagaliyar last week, has travelled about 50 km and entered Angalakurichi village, police said on Thursday. The jumbo, called 'Chinnathambi' by locals, was tranquilised and translocated from Thadagam area, 50-60 km from Pollachi, by forest department personnel. The pachyderm was also fitted with a radio-collar to monitor its movements. Over the past seven months, the elephant had destroyed crops and the forest department decided to translocate him following complaints from the local people. BHARTI AIRTEL Q3 NET INCOME TANKS 72% STATE WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H CM DEPUTES 3 MINISTERS TO COORDINATE WITH JAC ON STIR US VISA RACKET BUSTED Many Indians face deportation in pay-to-stay fraud Washington: Several foreigners, including from India, face deportation from the US after authorities busted a "pay to stay" visa racket and arrested eight persons on charges of fraudulently facilitating at least 600 immigrants to illegally remain in the country. In late-night and pre-dawn raids, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested eight foreigners -- all of whom are either Indian nationals or Indian Americans - for aiding foreign nationals to remain in the United States illegally by actively recruiting them to enrol into a fake university in Farmington Hills in Metro Detroit. Six of them were arrested in Detroit area while the other two in Virginia and Florida. Without the knowledge of the conspirators, the university was operated by special agents of the 8 ARRESTED Those arrested by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement include Barath Kakireddy, Suresh Kandala, Phanideep Karnati, Prem Rampeesa, Santosh Sama, Avinash Thakkallapally, Aswanth Nune, and Naveen Prathipati. Most of them are in their late 20s or early 30s Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) as part of an undercover operation, from a small building in Detroit area. Information made available on the website of this university in particular those related to admissions leaves a lot of questions. Simultaneously, the ICE also has started detaining foreign students of this fake university and started the process of their deportation. Continued on Page 15 Dole dose doubled for jobless HANS NEWS SERVICE Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh cabinet on Thursday decided to double the unemployment dole from the present Rs 1000 to Rs 2000. The marathon cabinet meeting decided that it should expedite all welfare programmes like mass house warming ceremony to four lakh poor in the state on February 9. The cabinet also approved the proposals for 5 per cent reservations to the Kapu community Tirumala-like temple to come up in Amaravati CM performs Bhukarshana at Venkatapalem for the temple HANS NEWS SERVICE Amaravati: Modelled along the lines of Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple at Tirumala, the temple at Amaravati would come up on a sprawling 25 acres with the designs keeping in mind the Pallava, Chola, Chalukya and Vijayanagara architecture. The temple would be built at an estimated cost of Rs 150 crore on ﬁve acres in the ﬁrst phase and would be developed in phases to suit the temple requirement. The temple would strictly adhere to ‘Agama’ and Vastu principles. The Pallava architecture reﬂects in Kailasanatha temple and Vaikuntha Perumal temple of Lord Vishnu located at Kanchipuram while the Chalukya architecture rock temple reﬂects in the Lord Vishnu temple in Badami and Virupaksha temple of Lord Siva in Bijapur. Likewise, the Vijayanagara architecture includes the splendid Hazara Rama and Vittala temples of Hampi. Continued on Page 15 Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu ploughs a ﬁeld (symbolically) at the foundation stone laying function for the Lord Venkateswara Swamy temple in Amaravati on Thursday Cabinet hikes unemployment allowance from `1k to `2k as announced by Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu recently. It will bring in a bill during the ongoing session and after passing it, the government will send the bill to the Centre. It will also introduce and pass a bill on BC sub-plan and the dotted lands issue since the Governor had returned the ordi- nance it had issued recently. The cabinet also discussed on the modalities to be framed for providing financial incentives to the farmers, Pasupu Kunkuma scheme under which government has started distributing cheques of Rs 10,000 for each women self-help group member in the state. Similarly, the cabinet has decided to allocate 55 acres of land to women entrepreneurs’ society in Visakhapatnam district. Continued on Page 15 Justice Ramana expressed his disinclination to hear the matter saying he belongs to Andhra Pradesh, from where Rao hails, and had attended the wedding of the IPS officer's daughter who is married to an advocate known to him and Ramana. Hearing of the matter by Justice Mishra assumes signiﬁcance as he authored a recent judgement in which he came down heavily on a section of lawyers, who criti- cise judges in the media and attribute "political colour" to judgements. Justice Mishra was also the target of some activist lawyers when he was dealing with some sensitive matter as- New Delhi: Presenting key achievements of Modi government ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday asserted it has worked to build a "New India" after assuming power in 2014 and infused new hope when the nation was passing through "uncertain times". Kickstarting the Budget Session of Parliament with an address to a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, Kovind also said the government is attempting to ﬁnd "permanent solutions" for problems faced by farmers, amid speculation over an announcement of a farm relief package in the Interim Budget to be unveiled Friday. Continued on Page 15 HANS NEWS SERVICE Vijayawada: The Pratyeka Hoda Sadhana Samiti called for oneday state bandh on Friday demanding the Centre to accord Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh. The political parties, including the Telugu Desam, the CPI, the CPM and the Congress extended support to the bandh call along with several organisations like AP NGOs, Secretariat employees, the RTC workers, lorry owners, student organisations and other voluntary organisations. The main Opposition party YSRCP and Jana Sena Party, which have been stating that all parties should come under one umbrella to ﬁght against the Centre, decided to stay away from the bandh just because the Telugu Desam Party was supporting it. The Andhra University postponed degree exams and several private education institutions announced holiday on Friday. The CPI and the CPM leaders announced that they would stage protest in various towns and cities across the state expressing solidarity to the strike call. AP Congress president N Raghuveera Reddy would stage protest in Vijayawada city. The Congress activists would partici- TDP lends support to bandh A series of protests line up to highlight injustice done to AP HANS NEWS SERVICE Amaravati: Friday would mark the beginning of series of agitations against the injustice meted out to the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh by the Centre since bifurcation of the state. Though the TDP is not supporting the bandh call given by the Prathyeka Hoda Sadhana Samiti (PHSS), TDP national president N Chandrababu Naidu directed the rank and ﬁle of the party to organise bike rallies, and protest wearing black badges. MLAs would attend the Assembly wearing black shirts and the Assembly session would take up discussion on how the Centre had discriminated against the state and starved it of legitimate funds. It will also pass a unanimous resolution to the effect and it would be sent to the Central government. This coincides with the presentation of vote-on- account budget in Parliament by the NDAled government. Continued on Page 15 pate in the protests across the state, senior Congress leader Meesala Rajeswara Rao, said. AP Pratyeka Hoda Sadhana Samiti president Chalasani Srinivas asked the political parties and all organisations to take part in strike to raise their voice against the Centre to implement the AP bifurcation enactment. He said that they requested Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu to unite all the political parties to stage protest in New Delhi on February 11. He said that the Chief Minister also assured that he would also invite opposition party leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy. AP Secretariat Employees Association president P Muralikrishna, AP NGOs Association leader Bopparaju Venkateswarlu, Telugu Nadu Students Federation president N Brahmam Chowdary and several leaders announced their support to strike. The leaders of APSRTC announced protests at bus depots across the state. Budget wishlist Justice Arun Mishra to hear plea after third judge recuses himself him. He became the third judge of the apex court to recuse himself from hearing the matter after Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and the second senior-most judge in the top court Justice A K Sikri. Both had recused themselves earlier from adjudicating the case. The matter would now come up for hearing on Friday before a bench, also comprising Justice Navin Sinha. Justice Mishra is number ﬁve in seniority among the judges of apex court after the CJI and Justices Sikri, S A Bobde Modi govt working for New India: Prez Pratyeka Hoda Sadhana Samiti calls for Andhra strike today CBI INTERIM CHIEF'S ROW New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday set up a fresh bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra to hear a petition challenging the Centre's decision to appoint M Nageswara Rao as interim CBI Director after Justice N V Ramana recused himself from hearing it citing social reasons. Justice Ramana expressed his disinclination to hear the matter saying he belongs to Andhra Pradesh, from where Rao hails, and had attended the wedding of the IPS officer's daughter who is married to an advocate known to President Ram Nath Kovind conducts proceedings in Lok Sabha during the Budget Session at the Central Hall of Parliament, in New Delhi on Thursday signed to him by the then Chief Justice of India. Sources said he had protested in the meeting of apex court judges after the case handled by him was mentioned at the January 12, 2018 press conference by the four judges including the present CJI Ranjan Gogoi. The plea ﬁled by NGO Common Cause, which has challenged Rao's appointment as interim CBI Director, came up for hearing on Thursday before a bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, M M Shantanagoudar and Indira Banerjee. "I am re- cusing myself because I know him (Rao) as he is from my home state," Justice Ramana said. Senior advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for the NGO, said, "Should I go to the Delhi High Court? Every judge in the Supreme Court is recusing himself from hearing the matter." To this, Justice Ramana observed, "If the issue was not about M Nageswara Rao, I would have heard it. I had attended his (Rao) daughter's marriage. His (Rao) son-in-law is a practising advocate. I know him also." Telugu Inc seeks lower corporate tax Hyderabad: As the country awaits the interim Union Budget 2019 to be presented by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday, industrial sector in Telugu states is seeking cut in corporate taxation to boost industrial activity. In addition, MSMEs are batting for ﬁnance at lower interest rates and NPA norms with human face. The real estate sector underlined the need for creating a Rs 2,000 crore fund so that stalled projects could be revived. 8 P5
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