VOL. 10 | NO. 77 | FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 2020 | WARANGAL | PAGES 8 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com Forecast: Morning clouds. Temp: Max.32°C. Min.24°C. Humidity: 66% Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 05:59 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H H Follow @ /thehansindia | REINCARNATION OF ‘GANDHI’ WINDOWS /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H High drama as cops detain Gandhis UP cops take Rahul, Priyanka back to Delhi N BSP demands Yogi’s resignation New Delhi: There was high drama on the Yamuna Expressway outside Greater Noida on Thursday as Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tried to travel to Hathras and were detained by the police. They were on their way to meet the family members of the 19-year-old Dalit woman who died on Tuesday, days after being allegedly gangraped and brutally assaulted by four upper caste men. The Uttar Pradesh Police stopped the Gandhis and Congress workers from proceeding ahead in their vehicles, following which Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi got off their cars and started walking on the road amid sloganeering from Congress workers. The police tried to stop them from moving ahead and later detained them under preventive custody. Rahul Gandhi fell on the ground as he was pushed by the cops during a scuffle who tried to stop him and others. He later said the cops lathicharged him and pushed him to the ground. “In the times of sorrow, loved ones are not left alone. The state of Jungle raj is such in UP that meeting a family in mourning also scares the government. Do not be so much afraid, Chief Minister!" Rahul Gandhi posted on Twitter on Thursday. Continued on Page 5 People buy 'Bhut Jolokia', or Ghost Pepper, at a vegetable market in Guwahati, Thursday. It is said to be one of the hottest pepper in the world. Jawahar Reddy to take over as TTD EO on Oct 9 Tirupati: Special Chief Secretary to the AP government Dr KS Jawahar Reddy will be the new Executive Officer of the Tirumala–Tirupati Devasthanams. It may be mentioned here that EO Anil Kumar Singhal was transferred to the Health department as Principal Secretary on Wednesday evening. Jawahar Reddy is known for effectively handling corona pandemic by introducing many reforms in the Health department. Reddy is likely to take over as the TTD EO on October 9. Sources said that Reddy had chosen October 9 as the date to take charge since there were many issues that need to be explained to his successor Anil Kumar Singhal in the wake of the present corona crisis. A boy dressed as Gandhi, with his body painted in silver, seeks alms from the passers-by from dawn to dusk at a bustling road in Hyderabad on Thursday. Photo: Adula Krishna Ready to ﬁght even with God to protect farmers: CM HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: Declaring that he would not mind ﬁghting even with ‘God’ to protect the interests of agriculture and farmers in the state, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said that they would make a powerful presentation rebutting the arguments of the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh regarding objections raised on projects like Kaleshwaram, Palamuru Rangareddy lift scheme and other projects. The Chief Minister, who held a crucial meeting on Thursday with senior officials, is learnt to have ﬁnalised the strategy and the presentation to be made during the meeting of the apex council on October 6. Continued on Page 5 After Hathras, another woman raped, killed in UP Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slumps after police personnel allegedly manhandled him while he was on his way to Hathras ‘INDIA A HOLY LAND, NOW A LAND OF RAPISTS,’ OBSERVES MADRAS HC Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday commented that the holy 'Bharathabhoomi' (India) has now turned into "a land of rapists" where a rape occurs every 15 minutes. The court was hearing a case relating to migrant labour filed by advocate A P Suryaprakasam. At that point the advocate pointed to the rape of an Assamese migrant worker in Tiruppur district. "I had pleaded with the court to provide shelter and care for the affected woman and to direct the Director General of Police to set up a special investigation team headed by Inspector General, Coimbatore. I had also prayed to the court to direct the government to provide her with financial assistance NCW grills UP police over hurried cremation P5 BETTER THAN THAT OF CENTRE BUSINESS KCR packages Dasara gift for farmers HANS NEWS SERVICE Mfg sees fastest growth in 8 yrs P6 NATION Jungle Raj in UP has P 7 no limits: Cong on Balrampur rape case S Hyderabad: The farmers in the state are in for a Dasara gift. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is likely to announce a new 'Marketing Model' which would beneﬁt farmers in selling their produce from this kharif season. This, sources say, could be a better option to what the Central Act on agricultural reforms has to offer to the farmers. This, it is said, could be yet another step towards one- S S CM to announce new Marketing Model to beneﬁt farmers sell their produce Eﬀorts on to make farming a lucrative profession S stop shop for the problems being faced by the farmers in marketing their produce and would also help in doing away with the middlemen. The Chief Minister would also be launching Dharani CM identiﬁed hurdles in one-nation onemarket concept by Centre One-stop shop for farmers will do away with middlemen portal by Dasara which would be a solution for all revenue related issues in the state and do away with the corruption in the department. Along with this, if the new market model is also rolled out, it would help the farming community, feels the Chief Minister. Top official sources said that KCR is holding series of meetings with Agriculture university officials, farm experts and the managements of the agro-industrial units to devise an agro-business model to make farming a lucrative profession by providing a platform for marketing of the foodgrains, vegetables, aqua and other perishable farm products. Continued on Page 5 CINEMAS TO REOPEN FROM OCT 15 SC directs refund of air tickets during lockdown Shares of multiplex operators zoom up New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed refund of air tickets, domestic and international, for travel during the COVID-19 lockdown period from March 25 to May 24 within three weeks from the date of the cancellation of ﬂights. Accepting the Centre's proposal, the top court directed that if the tickets have been booked through an agent for travel within the lockdown period, in all such cases full refund shall be given by the airlines immediately and the New Delhi: Stocks of multiplex operators PVR and INOX Leisure on Thursday jumped up to 18 per cent after the Union Home Ministry issued new guidelines for the opening of cinemas, theatres and multiplexes with up to 50 per cent of their seating capacity from October 15. Shares of PVR zoomed 14.99 per cent to Rs 1,395 on the BSE. Continued on Page 5 amount shall be passed on immediately by the agent to the passengers. It said, if on account of ﬁnancial distress, any airline/airlines are not able to refund then they shall provide credit shell, equal to the amount of fare collected, in the name of the passenger when the booking is done either directly by the passenger or through a travel agent so as to consume the same on or before March 31, 2021. It is open to passengers either to utilise such credit shell up to March 31, 2021 on any route of choice or transfer the credit shell to any person, including the travel agent concerned, and the airlines shall honour such a transfer, the top court said. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah said the suggestions and formulations arrived at the meeting held by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MCA), Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which are acceptable to majority stakeholders. The top court's verdict came on a batch of petitions, including by NGOs and passengers’ associations, seeking complete refund of ticket fare for the ﬂights cancelled. Air India One, equipped with missile systems, lands in Delhi PURNA SINGH New Delhi: The long wait for 'Air India One' for India's VVIP fleet is over. 'Air India One' aircraft has arrived at the Delhi International Airport. The first of the two 'Air India One' aircraft purchased for the President, Vice President and Prime Minister arrived in India on Thursday evening. The aircraft was scheduled to be delivered by aircraft manufacturer Boeing to Air India in July but its delivery was delayed twice – once in July for a few weeks due to COVID-19 under the victims' compensation scheme," Suryaprakasam said. While granting all his prayers, the court observed that "Bharathabhoomi", a holy land, has now become a land of rapists, where a rape occurs every 15 minutes.Six persons had allegedly raped a 22-yearold migrant worker from Assam in Tiruppur district. Balrampur: Even as the embers of the Hathras incident continue to smoulder, yet another incident of a Dalit woman being gangraped and killed in Balrampur district has taken place. According to reports, a 22-year-old Dalit college student was raped and brutalized in the Gaisari village of Balrampur on Tuesday. Two persons have been arrested in connection with the crime. The woman, a second-year B Com student, had gone to a college in a nearby town to pay her fees on Tuesday. According to the family, she also worked in a private firm. The girl did not return home till late in the evening and the family made several attempts to contact her on her phone. Later in the night, the woman reportedly came home in a rickshaw in a semi-conscious state. She had a cannula injected in her forehand which indicated that she had undergone treatment. Cont’d on Page 5 pandemic and then in August for a few weeks due to technical reasons – Aviation ministry officials said. Air India One is equipped with an ad- vanced missile defence systems and secured communication systems that allow availing audio and video communication functions mid-air without any worries of hacking or being taped,” sources familiar with the details said. The aircraft B-777 is a replacement of wide-body aircraft Boeing B-747 jumbo aircraft whose call sign is Air India One. The interior design of the aircraft is very attractive, which was modified recently by Boeing, apart from other customisations. “The aircraft has a big suit/cabin for the VVIP, a mini medical centre has also been set up in the aircraft. It also has a standard space for the press. The rear seats are of the Economy class category while the rest of the seats are Business class. B777 aircraft can fly over 17 hours continuously,” informed the sources. Air India pilots will also be a part of the aircraft operating team till the IAF pilots gain expertise in handling the variant. Air India Engineering Services Limited (AIESL) will take care of the maintenance of the aircraft. The new aircraft will be operated fully by IAF pilots in due course of time. The colour of Air India Boeing 777 had been totally changed including changes to the design of the aircraft as per the recommendations and further approval by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). GoM to pitch for release of IGST dues from Centre Hyderabad: The Group of Ministers looking after Integrated Goods and Service Taxes (IGST) have agreed to recommend to the Union Government to release IGST dues to the state. Telangana State Minister for Finance T Harish Rao on Thursday, during a virtual meeting with the GoM, urged the Centre to release Rs 25,058 crore which has been pending for long. During the meeting, Harish Rao said that the Centre had deposited Rs 13,944 crore of IGST amount in the Consolidated Fund which was meant to be given to the States during 2018-19 ﬁnancial year. The GoM that the state government had made several requests to the Union Finance Minister as well but still the dues were not cleared, he said. The Minister suggested that the convenor of the IGST group of ministers and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi should write a letter to the Centre demanding release of the IGST dues and also include the issue in the GST council meeting slated to be held on Octo- ber 5. All the members of the GoM welcomed the suggestion made by Harish Rao and decided to forward a letter to the council shortly. He also asked for the release of Rs 1,000 crore as settlement based annual returns under IGST to Telangana in the meeting. State Finance Secretary K Ramakrishna Rao, Commercial Taxes Commissioner Nitu Kumar and other top Telangana officials were present in the meeting.
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