www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL SATURDAY 30 MARCH 2019 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Sunny Temp: Max.41C. Min.30°C. Humidity: 13% Sunrise: 06:15 Sunset: 06:30 CIC asks govt to name IAS officers facing graft cases New Delhi: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to disclose the names of IAS officers across the country against whom sanction of prosecution has been given in corruption cases since 2010. Lucknow-based RTI activist Nutan Thakur sought details -- note sheets, letters and documents exchanged between the DoPT and different officers -in criminal cases registered against IAS officers between 2010 and 2017. The CIC denied her the information saying it was not in a position to order disclosure of relevant files and related documents under section 7(9) of the RTI Act. L&T’S NEW INITIATIVE TO FOCUS ON NEW-AGE TECH STATE GOVERNMENT TRANSFERS INTELLIGENCE DG PM TERMS NAIDU ‘U-TURN’ BABU MODI SEEKS VOTE FOR ‘SON SET’ AND A NEW ‘SUN RISE’ HANS NEWS SERVICE UK court denies bail to Nirav Modi London: A UK court rejected Nirav Modi's second bail application on Friday, saying there are "substantial grounds" to believe the fugitive diamantaire will fail to surrender. Rejecting Modi's bail plea after hearing both defence and prosecution, Judge Arbuthnot said his attempt to try and seek citizenship of Vanuatu, a remote island country located in the South Pacific Ocean, shows he was trying to move away from India at an important time. "There are substantial grounds to believe he will fail to surrender," said the judge, who fixed April 26 as the next date of hearing. Modi will appear via video link from jail at the next hearing. 8 P5 REGION WINDOWS BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H PM Narendra Modi addressing a public meeting in Kurnool on Friday WILL MAKE RAYALASEEMA AS SOWBHAGYA SEEMA: PAWAN HANS NEWS SERVICE Kurnool: Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan has assured to transform Rayalaseema into ‘Sowbhagya seema’ by sanctioning Rs 50,000 crore for integrated development of the region. He has also assured to create 25000 police command jobs to beneﬁt the students who have passed 10th class restricting the age limit to 18 years. During his election campaign, he addressed public meetings at Nandikotkur, Nandyal, Yemmignur and Adoni. While addressing a meeting at Konidela village in Nandikotkur, Pawan has assured to adopt the village. He said Rayalaseema would not be a drought region anymore and it would be developed as a prosperous region. The Jana Sena government would declare Rayalaseema as drought prone area and provide tax-free beneﬁts and subsidies to the entrepreneurs interested in setting up industries for a period of 10 years. He said there was an acute shortage of water for drinking and irrigation. Once in power, he said his government will ensure water to two corps from KC Canal and water bodies under Sangameswaram and Sivapuram lift irrigation projects. Expressing concern over the stoppage of water after the Mucchumarri project was dedicated to the nation, Pawan said steps would be taken to provide water for each and every acre under the project. Criticising Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, he said Naidu had failed to waive farmers’ loans. Continued on Page 15 Kurnool: In a no-holds-bar attack on Andhra Pradesh government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that every vote cast on April 11 would see the “son set” and called for new “sun rise”. He deliberately stressed on the "son" part to drive home his point on dynasty politics targeting AP chief minister Chandrababu Naidu and his son and state IT minister Nara Lokesh. Modi claimed that BJP would come to power in the state and at the Centre and said that the present government would have to retire. Launching a blistering attack on the chief minister, Modi said the intent of ‘Uturn Babu’ was not development of the state. Naidu was pasting state government 'stickers' on the Centrally-sponsored schemes. "For sure, I could have done more work. I just required the cooperation of the state government. I made all efforts from my side, but the person who is running the government (Naidu), his intention is not Andhra Pradesh's development," Modi said. Levelling charges of corruption and dynasty politics against Naidu, Modi said the election date of April 11 will usher in the "double engine" of the state's growth -- a BJP government both at the Centre and the state. There was a debate going on in AP that there were 'schemes for corruption’, ranging from the creation of the new capital Amaravati, the Prime Minister alleged. "The people of Andhra Pradesh know whose coffers are being ﬁlled, when this chowkidar sought accounts, U-turn Babu took a U-turn from AP's growth and walked out from NDA," Modi said. Continued on Page 15 Modi meets & greets rich only: Priyanka Ayodhya/Rae Bareli: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he "only meets and greets the rich" and has no time to meet people from villages. Priyanka Gandhi said this as she huddled with a group of women under the scorching sun in Uttar Pradesh's Atka village and Naua Kuan in Faziabad district. Addressing the party workers, the AICC Uttar Pradesh (East) in-charge Continued on Page 15 Historical need to dump Modi: Naidu HANS NEWS SERVICE Kovvuru/ Rajahmundry: Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Friday said that dethroning Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a historical need as he had cheated the people of Andhra Pradesh and hampered its development. Addressing a roadshow at Syamala theatre centre as part of electioneering here on Friday, Naidu said Modi is a power monger and he cannot digest who opposes him. He colluded with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and YSRCP president Jaganmohan Reddy. Modi along with his friends, K Chandrasekhar Rao and YSRCP president YS Jaganmohan Reddy, is not able to digest the development of Amaravati as he fears that Andhra TDP president and AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu addressing an election meeting at Kovvuru in West Godavari on Friday Pradesh may surpass Gujarat in development. “Modi is junior to me in politics and he thinks he can teach me lessons. Before 2014 elections Modi took a vow at the feet of Lord Venkateswara to support the state in every respect but miserably failed to do so and he cannot escape the punishment of the Lord,” said Naidu. Chandrababu cautioned Modi not to underestimate the people of Andhra Pradesh. They will not be mere spectators when their self-respect was hurt. Continued on Page 15 n Naidu rebukes PM on ‘son set’ comment HANS NEWS SERVICE Kovvuru: Reacting sharply to the remarks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on ‘Sun Rise’ and ‘son set’, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said Modi has no business to step on the soil of Andhra Pradesh as the former had failed to speak a word about the special category status to the state even today. Naidu said Modi came and spoke like a ‘robot’ and left. “He is the man who had done greatest injustice to the state. He adopted vindictive attitude towards the state,” the CM said. He said Modi refuses to see the reality. Though the state government had sent truck-loads of documents which the Centre had sought, the PM did not release funds even for Polavaram. Naidu said he was committed to complete the project by December despite all odds. “Modi has no children. He has no family. He does not understand what human relations are. He does not know what affections the family members have between them,” Naidu said, adding that there was nothing wrong if children of politicians enter politics and if new blood was infused. That is why the TDP had given tickets to several youngsters and all of them are children of party leaders. Naidu said the son of former Lok Sabha Speaker Balayogi, sons of J C brothers, etc, are in the electoral fray. He said Modi should also explain why the Centre had given 750 awards to the state if it was not a Sun-rise state. This exposes the double-standards of the Prime Minister, he added. Naidu shut down govt dairies, ﬂeecing mango growers, alleges Jagan HANS NEWS SERVICE YSRCP leader Jaganmohan Reddy addressing a meeting in Puttur town on Friday Puttur: YSRCP leader Jaganmohan Reddy came down heavily on Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Friday during Nagari constituency election campaign in Puttur town. When Naidu came in power in 2014, he had closed the Renigunta sugar factory resulting in loss of employment to 360 employees. He alleged that mango growers were being looted by Heritage foods owned by the chief minister’s family. Srinifoods as well as Galla foods owned by TDP leaders were paying very low prices to HC rejects plea of Viveka’s kin for CBI probe HANS NEWS SERVICE Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday let the Special Investigative Team (SIT) to continue the investigation into the murder of YS Vivekananda Reddy and dismissed the pleas of Sowbhagya, wife of Vivekanda Reddy, and YS Jaganmohan Reddy to transfer the investigation to an independent agency like CBI. Concurring with the contention of YS Jaganmohan Red- said: "I asked people if development happened in your villages and they replied that a 15-km road has been made. "I asked them when was the road approved and the people said it was approved under the Congress government but 15 km of road has been made for publicity," she said. The Congress leader then said that when she asked the people if Modiji came to your villages, they replied "not even once in the last five years as he remains busy in doing publicity". ‘Modi knows nothing about human relations’ dy that the mention of the murder during political speeches would be damaging to the election prospects by various politi- cians, the high court instructed the politicians not to mention the murder of Vivekananda Reddy in political speeches. The counsel of YS Jaganmohan Reddy argued that the media conference by the SIT officials revealing the details of the investigations would be used for gaining political mileage. The high court, instructing the SIT officials to not disclose the details of investigation, asked them to ﬁle an affidavit to that effect. The high court instructed the SIT to continue investigation into the murder case to dig out the facts but not to disclose them to the media. mango produce which is popularly known as Thothapuri. They are not paying minimum supporting price to farmers. Jagan added that for sustaining the Heritage milk dairy, Naidu had shut down the Government milk dairy at Chittoor in 1995. During last four-and-a- half years the TDP government had shut down more than 6,000 government schools only to beneﬁt the institutions run by TDP cabinet Minister. He called upon the public not to vote for TDP. If Chandrababu Naidu comes to power again he would stop all the welfare schemes and free power too. Jagan said that 80 per cent of the Galeru-Nagari project (Venugopal Sagar) work were completed during the regime of the late YS Rajasekhara Reddy but the TDP failed to complete the remaining 20 per cent works. Jagan stressed that in present political setup, if any political leader fails to fulﬁl the assurances made during elections, he or she should to resign their political posts. Jagan promised that he would implement the special welfare packages to weavers’ community who are predominantly depending upon weaving profession for livelihood. Setback for Hardik Patel n Gujarat HC rejects stay on conviction New Delhi: In a setback for Congress leader Hardik Patel just weeks ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Gujarat High Court on Friday rejected his plea seeking a stay on his conviction in the 2015 Mehsana rioting case. As per the Representation of the People Act, 1951, Hardik Patel won’t be able to contest the upcoming general election due to his conviction. Patel, who joined the Congress on March 12, had expressed his willingness to contest the election from Jamnagar Lok Sabha seat. April 4 being the last date of filing of nominations in Gujarat, Patel has a few days to challenge the judgement in the Supreme Court. The court of Justice Uraizee observed that the Congress leader had several criminal cases and 17 FIRs registered against him despite an undertaking.
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