VOL. 10 | NO. 76 | THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER 2020 | HYDERABAD | PAGES 10 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com Forecast: Showers early. Mostly cloudy. Temp: Max.31°C. Min.24°C. Humidity: 71% Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 06:01 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H H Follow @ WINDOWS UNLOCK 5.0 Cinemas, pools, B2B expos to reopen from Oct 15 New Delhi (IANS): In its latest guidelines for further reopening, the Union Home Ministry has allowed certain activities such as functioning of cinemas, theatres and multiplexes with 50% seating capacity from October 15. However, cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes will have to strictly adhere to standard operating procedures (SOP) issued by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. Meanwhile, Business to Business exhibitions will also be permitted to open from October 15, for which SOP will be issued by the Department of Commerce. In what can be a breather for professional swimmers, swimming pools being used for training of sportspersons have been permitted to open from October 15. However, they must adhere to certain SOP to be issued by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. In news that is certain to bring cheer to many, entertainment parks will also be permitted to open from October 15, said the MHA. These too will have to follow SOP which will be issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. However, the MHA has asserted that these activities will only be allowed in areas outside Containment Zones. /thehansindia | /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H ALL BABRI DEMOLITION ACCUSED ACQUITTED Demolition was not a planned incident but a spontaneous act: Special CBI judge SK Yadav Lucknow (IANS): A Special CBI court hearing the Babri mosque demolition case of December 6, 1992, acquitted all the 32 accused on Wednesday saying it was spontaneous and not a planned move. Those acquitted in the case that lasted 28 years include former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani, former Union Ministers MM Joshi, Uma Bharti, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh and Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, among others. Former BJP MP Vinay Katiyar and Hindu leader Sadhvi Rithambhara, who were among the accused present in court, said: "Sab Ramji ki kripa hai". As soon as the court announced the acquittal of the accused, jubilation broke out outside the court, in Ayodhya and Lucknow where supporters of the leaders were present to celebrate the occasion. Special CBI judge SK Yadav, in his verdict, said that the demotion was not a planned incident but a spontaneous act. Continued on Page 5 Obnoxious, says Owaisi Mahant Nritya Gopal Das Uma Bharti Hyderabad: Senior bureaucrat V Sheshadri, who has been with PMO (Prime Minister Office) in the rank of Joint Secretary till recently, has got a key post in Telangana Government. The 1999 batch IAS officer has been appointed as Secretary to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in the Chief Minister Office with immediate effect. Official sources said that Sheshadri is likely to get some key portfolios like Revenue department which has been given top priority in the state administration in the recent times. Since he main- Sadhvi Rithambhara ‘Sab ko sanmathi de bhagwan’ HANS NEWS SERVICE New Delhi: The veterans, who were among those acquitted in the 28-year-old Babri masjid demolition case, said that the judgement had vindicated the BJP's "commitment towards Ram Janmabhoomi movement.” Minutes after the judgement, the former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani, who appeared in the court through video conference said, "I am grateful to my party workers, leaders, saints, and all those through selfless involvement and sacrifices gave me strength and support during the Ayodhya movement." Former Union Minister Murali Manohar Joshi and BJP veteran, who also appeared in the court through video con- Sheshadri new Joint Secretary in CMO HANS NEWS SERVICE Vinay Katiyar tained good relations with PMO, KCR wants to utilise his services in resolving the issues pertaining to state which have been pending for long. At present the core team in CMO consists of Smitha Sabharwal, Narasing Rao and Bhupal Reddy. Seshadri, a Telangana cadre IAS officer, went to New Delhi after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and served in the PMO in different ranks for more than six years. He belongs to Karnataka state and had worked as Chittoor collector, JEO of Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) and also joint collector of RR district in the undivided AP. Uncertainty looms over Tungabhadra Pushkaralu HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: The Telangana government which had taken up Krishna and Godavari Pushkaralu on a grand scale in the past is in a state of indecisiveness in regard to the scale in which it should organise Tungabhadra Pushkaralu in view of corona pandemic. The Puskharalu or Pushkar means festival of rivers which occurs once in 12 years and the government usually makes arrangements months before the scheduled date but this time the officials are yet to call for tenders even for the construction of ghats at the banks of the river. The Tungabhadra Pushkaralu is slated to start from November 20, the day of entry of Jupiter into Makara Rashi and ends on December 2. According to the officials, river Tungabhadra is a tributary of Krishna river. It originates from Karnataka with two rivers Tunga and Bhadra meet hence the name is Tungabhadra. The river ﬂows into Telangana from Gadwal and passes through the famous Shakti Peeth Jogulamba temple and joins Krishna river at Gondimalla near Alampur. Last time the Tungabhadra Pushkaralu was organized during 2008 in YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s government which allocated nearly Rs 5 crore for the festival and there was a huge rush of pilgrims everyday during the 12day fete. Continued on Page 5 ference, termed “historic” the verdict by a special CBI court acquitting all the 32 accused, including him. “I will say only one thing 'Jai Jai Shri Ram, Sab ko sanmatti de bhagwan (May Lord, bestow wisdom on all),” he said. VHP international working president Alok Kumar said it took 28 years for courts to deliver justice. "This judgment now hopefully draws the final curtains on an issue that had been agitating the Hindu psyche for some 472 years," he said. Cont’d on Page 5 HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: Expressing outrage over the verdict of a special CBI court that acquitted all 32 accused, including BJP veteran L K Advani, in the Babri mosque case, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday called it "obnoxious" and said the Central agency should appeal against it. Speaking to reporters, Owaisi in his reaction to the judgement said, "This judgement satisﬁes the collective consciousness of Hindutva and its followers and ideology". He wondered how the court could state that there was no conspiracy in the matter. Cont’d on Page 5 Crucial Apex Council meet on next Tuesday KCR convenes top-level meet to fine-tune strategy HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: Will the Telangana government adopt a tough stand against Andhra Pradesh which proposes to construct a new lift irrigation scheme to tap Krishna water from Srisailam Project at the Apex Council meeting to be held by Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on October 6? Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had many times in the recent past stated that he would leave no stone unturned to save the interests of the state. He took strong objection to the AP government raising objections to the nine projects in Telangana and lodging complaint with the Godavari River Management Board. The AP government had ﬁled complaints with the GRMB on the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (KLIS), GLIS phase-3, Sita Rama Lift Irrigation Scheme, Tupakulagudem, Telangana Drinking Water Supply Project, three barrages on the Lower Penganga river — Rajupet (Bhimkund), Chanaka-Korata and Pimparad-Parsoda — and the Ramappa to Pakhal Lake diversion saying that they do not have necessary clearances from the Central agencies and that they would affect the inter- ests of Andhra Pradesh.. They had also objected to projects like the Palamuru Rangareddy Lift Irrigation Scheme, Dindi Lift Irrigation Scheme, Bhaktha Ramadas Lift Irrigation Scheme, Water Grid Project taken up under Mission Bhagiratha, Thummilla Lift Irrigation Scheme, enhancing the scope of the Mahatma Gandhi Kalwakurthi Lift Irrigation Scheme (MGKLIS) and the Nettempadu Lift Irrigation Scheme on river Krishna. The Telangana government is of the view that the neighbouring state was intentionally creating disputes over sharing of river waters and hence they should utilise the Apex Council meeting to give clarity on the issue so that the controversies can end once and for ever. In view of this, KCR has convened a meeting of all top officials of state Water Resources Department on Thursday and asked them to come with complete data and information on the projects which are to be placed before the Apex Council. He said the government should be ready with all related information and data pertaining to all the projects and with replies to all the queries raised by the neighbouring state as well as the Central agencies. Continued on Page 5
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