www.thehansindia.com WARANGAL THURSDAY 11 APRIL 2019 PAGES 20 `5.00 Forecast: Afternoon clouds Temp: Max.43C. Min.30°C. Humidity: 21% Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 06:27 STATE WINDOWS EC stalls Modi biopic, NaMo TV New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday stopped the release of PM Narendra Modi's biopic and also ordered a ban on NaMo TV till the Lok Sabha elections conclude, saying that any material which disturbs a level playing field should not be displayed. 8 P7 Dalai Lama hospitalised New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has been admitted to a private hospital in Delhi with a chest infection and his condition is stable, hospital sources said on Wednesday. BUSINESS H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H CONG REFUTES CASH SEIZURE RUMOURS ON VISHWESHWAR TRS TRIES TO HOLD ITS GRIP n While Cong, BJP struggling to win select seats HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: The stage is set for polling in all the 17 Lok Sabha constituencies in Telangana on Thursday. Over 2.9 crore voters, including 1.47 crore women are eligible to exercise their franchise. As many as 443 candidates are testing the waters. Having swept the Assembly polls held in December last, the ruling TRS is hoping for an encore in the company of AIMIM while the opposition Congress and BJP appear to be focussed on winning select number of seats. As many as 443 candidates (418 male and 25 female) candidates are in the fray in the 17 constituencies. Among the key players in the race for Lok Sabha are TPCC chief Uttam Kumar Reddy, A Revanth Reddy and Komatireddy Reddy and Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s daughter K Kavitha and senior BJP leader G Kishan Reddy, Congress leader Renuka Election oﬃcials leave for poll duty from a distribution centre at Wesley College in Secunderabad on Wednesday, a day before the ﬁrst phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Photo: Ch Prabhu das Chowdary and AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi. All eyes are on the Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency since it has emerged as a special case in this parliamentary election as 185 candidates, including more than 170 farmers, are in the fray. The peasants have entered the fray to highlight their demand for remunerative price to turmeric and red jowar. The Election Commission has decided to conduct the EC slaps notice on CM KCR for Hindu remarks HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: A day before Telangana goes for Lok Sabha polls in 17 Parliamentary constituencies in the state, TRS president and star campaigner K Chandrashekar Rao was issued a notice by the Election Commission of India after ﬁnding him prima facie guilty of allegedly making derogatory remarks against Hindus in an election meeting held in Karimnagar on March 17. The Commission has given time till 5 pm on April 12 for KCR to submit his explanation failing which it will take a decision without any further reference to Rao. In this regard, S K Rudola, Principal Secretary in the office of Election Commission of India, New Delhi, has sent a notice addressed to K Chandrashekar Rao. It was said in the letter that the EC received a complaint from M Rama Raju, state president, VHP, • Rao given time till April 12 evening to explain • Complaint ﬁled by state VHP chief Rama Raju who said that Rao had tried to secure votes by making derogatory remarks against Hindus. The VHP leader also mentioned Rao speech points in Telugu, which he felt were objectionable and violated the model code of conduct of elections. The EC obtained an English version of the speech and factual report from the CEO, Telangana, and officials examined the English version of the speech. Continued on Page 4 poll in Nizamabad with EVMs (12 EVMs in each booth) despite the large number of candidates. Huge number of technical staff were also deployed to Nizamabad to rectify technical snags, if arise, on the polling day. Additional Director-General (Law&Order) Jitender said special arrangements have been made for Nizamabad with additional deployment of four companies of central forces in the constituency. Continued on Page 4 BETTER CHANCE OF PEACE TALKS IF BJP WINS, SAYS IMRAN Islamabad: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said he thinks there may be a better chance of peace talks with India if Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins the general election due to begin there on Thursday. Khan said that if the next Indian government were led by the opposition Congress party, it might be too scared to seek a settlement with Pakistan, fearing a backlash from the right. "Perhaps if the BJP - a right-wing party - wins, some kind of settlement in Kashmir could be reached," Khan told a small group of foreign journalists in an interview. Khan did appear to offer India an olive branch, saying that Islamabad was determined to dismantle all Pakistan-based militias in the country, and that the government had full support from Pakistan's powerful army for the programme. 10 MGNREGA workers buried alive HANS NEWS SERVICE Narayanpet: In a tragic incident, ten daily wage workers engaged Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (Mgnrega) were buried alive when a huge heap of mud caved in on the workers who were sitting under its shade to have their lunch. The incident occurred in Teleru village of Marikal mandal at around Wednesday afternoon. According to eye witness, all the 12 Mgnrega workers who are all women were engaged in a digging work near a hill like area since morning. At around 12 pm, all the A heart-rending scene at the place of incident at Teleru village women workers gathered under the shade of a dug-out area to have their lunch. As they were about to begin their lunch all of a sudden the heavy heap of mud caved giving no scope for the women to escape. All 12 twelve women workers were buried, however one among them could escape unhurt while another was severely hurt and the remaining 10 were buried alive. Those were killed on the spot include Anuradha (30), Bheemamma Pallegadda (34), Galiguttu Buddamma (36), Bodi Laxmi (32), Kummari Laxmi(33), Mangamma Marati (30), Sakali Ananthamma (42), Palle Gaddi Seenamma (55), Barella Ananthamma (60) and Cherlapally Laxmi (42). While Cherlapally Laxmi (24) wife of Hanmanthu and Byani Manemma (35) wife of Srinivas escaped with minor injuries. “Earlier, a group of political leaders asked us to participate in the campaign. But we refused to go and told them we do not want to lose our wages by participating in their campaign. Continued on Page 4 ‘DELOITTE HELPED IL&FS FUDGE ACCOUNTS’ SETBACK FOR MODI GOVT SC rejects Centre’s plea, to hear Rafale on merit n Allows use of leaked documents in fighter jet case New Delhi: In a big setback to the Modi-led NDA government, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the Centre's "preliminary objections", allowing the admissibility of three documents in the Rafale deal as evidence in re-examining the review petitions ﬁled against the SC's December 14 judgement. Earlier the government had claimed "privilege" over the leaked Rafale documents under Section 123 of the Indian Evidence Act and told the court these papers couldn't be considered as bases to re-examine its verdict on the controversial Rafale ﬁghter jet deal. The Supreme Court has also said "as far as the question of hearing of review plea on Rafale judgement is concerned, it will give a detailed hearing later on". “We dismiss the preliminary objection raised by Union of India questioning the maintainability of the review petition,” a bench of Arun Shourie CJI-led SC bench said it will ﬁx a date for commencing detailed hearing on the review petitions On December 14 last year, the Apex court dismissed all petitions seeking courtmonitored probe Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph said. The court said it will go ahead with the hearing on the review petition on the basis of new documents referred by petitioners. The CJI pronounced the verdict on his behalf and for Justice SK Kaul. The second concurrent judgment was pronounced by Justice KM Joseph, who said he agreed with the conclusion of the On January 2, petitioners in Rafale case had moved the court for review of its December 2018 judgement judgment written by the CJI. The Chief Justice said Justice Joseph agreed with the judgment delivered by him but gave different reasoning. The judgment makes it clear that during the hearing of the review petition, the bench will look into not only the question of pricing of the jet but also selection of Indian offset partner of Dassault which manufactures Rafale. Continued on Page 4 ‘Probe will begin whether or not you like it, Modi’ Cong welcomes verdict New Delhi: Soon after the SC held that it shall examine the “secret, leaked documents while reviewing its Rafale verdict, the Cong said now the first secrets will be revealed which shall expose the Modi government’s scam in Rafale deal. The Cong welcomed the judgement to review the Rafale petition. Cong chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the “skeletons in Rafale scam are tumbling out one by one.” “Modiji, you can run and lie as much as you want but sooner or later the truth comes out. And now there is ‘no official secrets act’ to hide behind,” he wrote on Twitter.
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