www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL THURSDAY 14 MARCH 2019 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.38C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 8% Sunrise: 06:26 Sunset: 06:27 T-Hub launches Arcade Series Hyderabad: T-Hub, powering entrepreneurship and innovation, announced the launch of the Arcade Series, the avenues for networking to enable productive synergies between industry players and startups. These series will focus on one vertical each month beginning March 2019 with fintech as the vertical in focus in partnership with UST Global. The first event of the Arcade Series is focused on scouting innovative solutions for the financial and banking industry. The target areas for FinTech Arcade were smart payments, wealth tech, robotic process automation (RPA), cybersecurity, lending, financial inclusion and next-gen analytics. 8 P5 APARNA ENTERPRISES JOINS HANDS WITH HONG KONG CO REGION WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H LOKESH TO DEBUT IN MANGALAGIRI MODI CHOWKIDAR FOR CRIMINALS: NAIDU HANS NEWS SERVICE Leaders to keenly watch SC ruling on VVPAT votes Amaravati: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being a “chowkidar for criminals”. At a press conference here, Naidu, while referring to the report sent by Karnal Singh, Director Enforcement Directorate, to the Central Bureau of Investigations in 2017 in the quid pro case relating to allotment of land for Hindujas in Kukatpally area of Hyderabad, said the ED had established the crime and had asked CBI to take action. He explained that the money was transferred to Jagan-owned companies from Indu Projects through shell companies located in Kolkata. The Chief Minister said, “GOCL Corporation Ltd, a Hinduja Group company routed its own money to Indu Projects which were fur- CM air-dashing to Delhi to watch SC proceedings Amaravati: The proceedings of the Supreme Court will be watched with great interest in New Delhi by a galaxy of top leaders from non-BJP parties as the petition seeking that at least 50 per cent of the voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) votes be counted before declar- ther routed through shell companies to Yaga Associates and ﬁnally reached GOCL Corporation. As quid pro quo agreement, the Hinduja group transferred 11.10 acres. Yet, Modi who claims to be the biggest chowkidar, chose to turn a blind eye and has chosen to protect criminals. The Chief Minister said Modi, who in the 2014 polls ing the result of a candidate would come up for hearing on Friday. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandarababu Naidu is leaving for Delhi on Thursday after the politburo meeting where the first list of the party candidates would be cleared. wanted the people of Andhra Pradesh to decide if they wanted ‘Swarna Andhra’ or ‘Scam Andhra’, was now supporting “scamsters and harassing those who were questioning him for his failure to keep his promises.” Naidu said Jagan and his team have demonstrated clearly that they have great creativity and in- Continued on Page 15 novation in committing big crimes and falling at the feet of Modi and KCR to escape from the cases. They were not only ﬂouting the law of land, but also cheating the people, he said.Cautioning people to be alert, Naidu said even one vote to YSRCP would amount to writing out your own death warrant. Continued on Page 15 JEM CHIEF AS GLOBAL TERRORIST China may block UNSC move again Beijing: Hours before the United Nations Security Council is to take up a resolution on listing Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, China on Wednesday hinted that it may once again block the move, saying only "the solution that is acceptable to all sides" is conducive to resolve the issue. The fate of the proposal to designate Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council will be known in less than 24 hours when the deadline to raise objections to the bid expires. Continued on Page 15 Rafale papers sensitive to national security n Copying of documents amounts to theft: Govt tells SC PRIYANKA MEETS BHIM ARMY CHIEF New Delhi: The Union government on Wednesday ﬁled a fresh affidavit in the Supreme Court in the Rafale case, saying that ‘unauthorisedly-accessed’ documents related to ‘internal secret deliberations’ had been presented in a ‘selective’ manner to mislead the top court and amounted to damaging national security. The Ministry of Defence sought dismissal of both the review petition and the miscellaneous application in the matter, while contending that "it has become imperative for the Union of India to seek removal of these documents from the record of the Review Petition and Miscellaneous application ﬁled by the petitioners." It told the apex court that the documents attached by the petitioners in the Rafale review case are sensitive to national se- Meerut: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday met Bhim Army chief Chandrasekhar Azad and attacked the BJP, saying the government has become "arrogant" and it was trying to suppress the voice of the people. Priyanka Gandhi arrived at Anand Hospital here along with western Uttar Pradesh incharge Jyotiraditya Scindia and Uttar Pradesh party chief Raj Babbar. She told mediapersons, "Yeh ahankaari sarkaar hai (this is an arrogant government). The government wants to suppress the voice of the youth." curity which relates to war capacity of combat aircraft. The government said the unauthorised photocopy of such documents have "adversely affected the sovereignty, security and friendly relations with the foreign countries." "Those who have conspired in this leakage are guilty of penal offences including theft by unauthorized photocopying and leakage of sensitive official documents affecting national security. These Can Seethakka turn the tables on TRS? ADEPU MAHENDER TRS. Although the Congress had a jolt with Pinapaka MLA Rega Kantha Rao and Yellandu MLA Haripriya Naik defecting to TRS, it’s believed that its vote bank among Mahabubabad: Unable to withstand the onslaught of the Adivasis is very much intact. the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) It may be noted here that barring Narsampet that mastered the art of winning elections constituency, the other six Assembly segments everything in its vicinity, the Congress lead- Bhadrachalam, Pinapaka, Yellandu, Dornakal, ership appears to be changing its tack to Mahabubabad and Mulugu – in Mahabubabad stop its rival’s juggernaut by fielding Mulugu Parliamentary constituency are tribal reserved. MLA Seethakka alias Danasari Anasuya Against this backdrop, the speculation is rife from the Mahabubabad Lok Sabha seat. that the Congress leadership is weighing its opThe Congress, which won four out of the tions to field Seethakka who has a massive supseven Assembly segments that come under Mahabubabad Lok Sabha seat in the recent Mahabubabad port from Adivasis. elections, has a clear edge over its rival, Lok Sabha seat Continued on Page 15 matters are now subject of an internal enquiry which commenced on February 28," the affidavit said. "It is of utmost concern to the central government to ﬁnd out where the leakage took place so that in future the sanctity of decision-making process in governance is maintained," the Defence Ministry said. "The petitioners are using unauthorisedly accessed documents with the intention to present a selective and incomplete pic- HANS NEWS SERVICE Amaravati/ Hyderabad: The YSRCP is likely to ﬁnalise its list of candidates by Saturday. According to sources, party president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy will release the list at Yedupulapaya before embarking on poll campaign. Though initially it was said that the list would be announced on Wednesday, the party leadership has decided to postpone it for two reasons. One it would like to see who the candidates Modi’s filmy appeal to actors, politicos, sportspersons, businessmen, spiritual leaders and journalists democratic fabric,” Modi wrote in a series of posts on Twitter. He then went on to call upon Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and YSRCP president YS Jaganmohan Red- Keen contest likely between TDP, YSRCP P14 KEY FACTS NO. OF VOTERS 1,81,764 % SC POPULATION 6.83 MAIN RIVALS TDP x YSRCP WINNER’S MARGIN IN 2014 9,354 votes Bickerings make YSRCP put off list Voting ko ek superhit katha banaiye: PM New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter on Wednesday and appealed to politicians and other eminent personalities to encourage increased voter participation and urged them to inspire more people to come out and vote during the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. “I appeal to Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee, Sharad Pawar, Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and MK Stalin to encourage increased voter participation in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. A high turnout augurs well for our ture of internal secret deliberations on a matter relating to national security and defence," it said. The affidavit came days after details of some internal documents of the Defence Ministry related to the Rafale ﬁghter deal came out in a section of the media. "Since the review petition has been widely circulated and is available in public domain, the same is available to the enemy/our adversaries. This puts the National Security in jeopardy," the government contended. "Without consent, permission or acquiescence of the Central Government, those who have conspired in making the photocopy of these sensitive documents and annexing it to the Review Petition/ Misc. Application and thereby committing theft by unauthorized photocopying of such documents," it Continued on Page 15 added. ANANTAPUR ASSEMBLY SEAT dy to “work towards bringing maximum Indians to the polling booths in the upcoming elections. May voter awareness efforts be strengthened across the length and breadth of India.” “Dear Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan and Pawan Chamling, soliciting your support and active participation in improving voting across the country in the coming elections. Let us strive to create an atmosphere where maximum voting can take place,” he tweeted. He said that increasing awareness among the youth on the importance of voting is a “paramount task.” Continued on Page 15 are in the TDP list before taking a final decision in key constituencies. Another reason is it is also facing some trouble in certain constituencies and needs to douse the fire. After announcing the list of candidates, Jagan will go to Gurajala in Guntur district and start his campaign. He will stay at Tadepalli for the night and will address meeting in Narsipatnam, Nellimarla and Gannavaram on Sunday. It is also learnt that his sister Sharmila and mother Vijayalakshmi will also participate in the campaign. Each of them will campaign in four constituencies every day. Jagan would be filing his nomination in Pulivendula on March 21. DIL KHUSH HUA Akhilesh trolls Modi Lucknow: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that he was happy (dil khush hua) that the PM too is appealing to Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) for a Mahaparivartan (absolute change). Akhilesh Yadav was reacting after PM Modi's marathon tweet session on Wednesday. Modi tweeted 29 times in an hour on Wednesday morning. In his tweets, he tagged India's biggest names from all walks of life. The PM tagged Opposition leaders including Akhilesh Yadav. He then went on to tag iconic names from sports, business, cinema and more such speed. Akhilesh Yadav, in his tweet, considered this to be an appeal for a change of guard at the Centre. He appeared to suggest that if voters come out in large numbers to vote, their verdict will almost be against the Modi government.
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