www.thehansindia.com VOL. 10 | NO. 76 | THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER 2020 | AMARAVATI | PAGES 10 | `5.00 Forecast: Showers late. Decreasing cloudiness. Temp: Max.31°C. Min.25°C. Humidity: 77% Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 05:56 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H H Follow @ /thehansindia | /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H WINDOWS ALL BABRI DEMOLITION ACCUSED ACQUITTED I am doing well, says Venkaiah Naidu from home quarantine Demolition was not a planned incident but a spontaneous act: Special CBI judge SK Yadav New Delhi (PTI): Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who has tested positive for Covid-19, on Wednesday thanked the vice president of Maldives for his message wishing him speedy recovery, and said he appreciates his spontaneous response and sincere concern. Responding to a message from Vice President Faisal Naseem of Maldives, Naidu said, "I am doing well and there is no cause for concern." "I am taking all necessary steps to combat the virus as per medical advice. I am indeed touched by your warm good wishes," the Vice President Secretariat tweeted quoting Naidu. The vice president also thanked ministers, chief ministers and legislators for their messages wishing him a speedy recovery. "I am indeed touched by your warm, good wishes," he responded on Twitter. Naidu had on Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19. He is asymptomatic and in good health. Naidu, 71, has been advised home quarantine. His wife Usha Naidu has tested negative for Covid-19 and is in self-isolation. India successfully test-fires BrahMos missile Bhubaneswar (IANS): India on Wednesday successfully test-ﬁred an extended- range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos with an indigenous booster from a test facility oﬀ the Odisha coast. The missile was launched around 10.30 am from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Balasore district, sources said. An Indo-Russian joint venture, BrahMos missile has a strike range of about 400 km. "Congratulate @DRDO_India on the successful test-ﬁring of an extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. The missile with an indigenous booster will further strengthen India's defence capability," tweeted Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. It is the second time that the extended-range version of BrahMos has been testﬁred. BrahMos missile was originally built with a range of 290 km. 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 Mahant Nritya Gopal Das Uma Bharti Tirupati: In a significant development, TTD EO Anil Kumar Singhal has been trans- 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 ferred and posted as principal secretary, medical and health. A GO issued by Chief Secretary Nilam Sawhney on Wednesday said Singhal’s services were withdrawn from Revenue Endowments for posting him as medical and health principal secretary. Additional EO A V Dharma Reddy was posted All Shilparamams in AP open to visitors HANS NEWS SERVICE Tirupati: All seven Shilparamams in the state have reopened on Wednesday after a gap of more than six months. The spread of coronavirus has pushed all activities to a back seat and closure of all entertainment avenues. Shilparamams are the hubs of arts and crafts that provide a platform for rural artisans to showcase their talent and products. Apart from Tirupati, Shilparamams have been func- tioning in Kadapa, Pulivendula, Puttaparthi, Anantapur, Visakhapatnam and Kakinada while some more are getting ready at other places. Tirupati Shilparamam became a destination for the visiting pilgrims which used to witness an average daily footfall of around 800900. During the festivals and weekends, the number used to be double. It used to get revenue of about Rs 10 lakh every month. Continued on Page 5 as in-charge EO of TTD, the GO said. It may be noted here that Singhal who completed three years of service in TTD, the biggest and prestigious Hindu religious institution administering the famed Sri Venkateswara temple, has got an extension of one year in May this year but was transferred just in four months. AP Cabinet meet put off to Oct 8 HANS NEWS SERVICE Amaravati: The state Cabinet which was scheduled to meet on October 1 has been postponed to October 8. One of the reasons for the postponement of the Cabinet is that one of the ministers tested corona positive. Endowments Minister Vellampalli Srinivas was tested positive for corona after he participated in the Tirumala Brahmotsvams. Another reason for the postponing the Cabinet meeting is because there has been delay in preparing certain proposals and draft Ordinances which were to be discussed and ratified by the Cabinet. Continued on Page 5 India not giving correct Covid count: Trump New York (IANS): US President Donald Trump has said that India does not give a "straight count" on the Covid-19 deaths and is dirtying the environment. During the presidential debate on Tuesday night with Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden, they both sparred over the extent of the deaths caused by the pandemic. Biden said that the 200,000 people who died of the corona virus in America were 20 per cent of the global death toll of 1 million while the US population is only 4 per cent of the world. Trump shot back, "When you talk about numbers you ROUND ONE know how many people dies in China? You know how many people dies in Russia? You don't know how many people died in India. They don't give you a straight count." Trump said that the pandemic was China's fault, but Sadhvi Rithambhara ‘Sab ko sanmatti de bhagwan’ TTD EO now Principal Secy (Health) Anil Kumar Singhal Vinay Katiyar Biden tried to deﬂect China's role wanting to pin the blame for its ravages on Trump. When climate change and the Paris Climate Agreement, from which Trump withdrew the US came up, he said, "China sends up real dirt into the air. Russia does. India does." "Clown", "Liar", "just shush for a minute" and "keep yapping" were the insults that will forever be the highlight of the ﬁrst Trump-Biden US presidential debate 2020 with Fox News anchor and moderator Chris Wallace coming in for serious ﬂak based on how he allowed American President Donald Trump to aggressively interrupt his Democratic challenger Joe Biden throughout the ﬁrst US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. Trump snarled, grimaced and wagged his ﬁngers at Biden repeatedly throughout the 90-minute debate. 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 conference, 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. Cont’d on Page 5 UNLOCK 5.0 Cinemas to reopen with 50% seating 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. "The new guidelines, issued today, are based on feedback received from States and UTs, and extensive consultations held with related Central Ministries and Departments," said the MHA in a statement. Meanwhile, the lockdown will continue to be implemented strictly in Containment Zones till October 31.
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