VOL. 6 | NO. 93| SUNDAY 30 AUGUST 2020 | KURNOOL | PAGES 8 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H H Follow @ /thehansindia | /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H UNLOCK 4.0 WINDOWS METRO SET TO CHUG AGAIN Centre allows resuming Metro services from Sept 7 in graded manner PURNA SINGH Shah recovers, to be discharged soon New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has recovered and will be discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, eleven days after being admitted for post-COVID care."He has recovered and is likely to be discharged in a short time," AIIMS media and protocol division chairperson Dr Aarti Vij said in a statement on Saturday.On August 18, Shah was admitted to the apex institute for post-COVID treatment after he complained of fatigue and bodyache.On August 2, he had tweeted after testing positive for coronavirus. He had said that he was fine but was getting admitted to a hospital on the advice of doctors. New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to allow Metro rail services from September 7 in a graded manner. The standard operating procedure (SOP) for the same will be announced soon in consultation with the Ministry of Railways. It has also decided to allow students of classes 9 to 12 to visit their schools, in areas outside the containment zones only, on voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers. This will be subject to written consent of their parents and guardians. However, schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will continue to remain closed for students and regular class activity up to September 30. According to the new guidelines issued on Saturday for Unlock 4.0, social, academic, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious, political functions and other congregations will be permitted with a ceiling of 100 persons, with effect from September 21. However, such limited gatherings can be held with mandatory wearing of face masks, social distancing, provision for thermal scanning and S S S Limited social, academic, sports, religious, political gatherings allowed from Sept 21 Open air theatres can operate from September 21 Online learning to be permitted and encouraged hand wash or sanitizer. It has also decided to permit open air theatres with effect from September 21. Officials of the MoH said that these decisions were taken after extensive consultation with States and UTs. Another important decision was that online and distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged. The guidelines further say that states and UTs may S S S 50% of teaching, non-teaching staﬀ can attend institutes HEIs allowed to take up research work by Ph D, PG students Class 9-12 students may visit their schools with riders permit up to 50% of teaching and non-teaching staff to be called to the schools at a time for online teaching and tele-counselling and related work. Skill or entrepreneurship training will be permitted in National Skill Training Institutes, Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), short-term training centres registered with the National Skill Development Corporation or State Use mother tongue in all walks of life: V-P HANS NEWS SERVICE New Delhi: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said the native languages or mother tongue should be used extensively in various ﬁelds including administration. He stressed that imparting education in the mother tongue will enable a child to grasp and understand the subjects better than in any other language. Addressing a webinar on “Our Language, Our Society and Our Culture” on the occasion of Telugu Language day organised by the South Africa Telugu Community (SATC), he stressed on the need to preserve and protect Telugu Language. Continued on Page 4 S S Schools, colleges remain closed for regular class activity Cinemas, swimming pools locked down till Sept 30 Skill Development Missions or other Ministries of Government of India or State Governments. The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) and their training providers will also be permitted. Higher Education Institutions only for research scholars (Ph D) and post- graduate students of technical and professional programmes requiring laboratory and experimental works will be permitted by the Department of Higher Education (DHE) in consultation with the MHA depending upon the assessment of the situation, and incidences of Covid-19 in the States and UTs. Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres (excluding open air theatres) and similar places will not be permitted till September 30. Lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in the Containment Zones till September 30. Containment Zones shall be demarcated by the district authorities at micro level after taking into consideration the guidelines of MoHFW with the objective of effectively breaking the chain of transmission. Strict containment measures will be enforced in these containment zones and only essential activities will be allowed. The MoH said there shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods. No separate permission, approval or e-permit will be required for such movements. BSF busts Pak inﬁltration bid Detects trans-border tunnel from Pak BSF personnel stand near a tunnel, originating from Pakistan, beneath the Indo-Pak international border fence, in J&K's Samba district on Saturday Srinagar/New Delhi: The Border Security Force (BSF) has detected a trans-border tunnel originating from Pakistan apparently dug to push in inﬁltrators across Jammu & Kashmir’s Samba sector. The detection has prompted the BSF to launch a major operation to check whether there were more such tunnels. In a tweet, the BSF said the approximately 20 feet long and three-four feet wide tun- nel was detected inside the Indian territory near the International Border at Samba’s Basantar area. “Pakistan made sandbags with Shakargarh/Karachi written were also found at the mouth of the tunnel to hide it. The place of opening of the tunnel is around 170 metres from the international border towards the Indian side in the ﬁeld of a local farmer.” Continued on Page 4
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