VOL. 3 | NO. 337 | FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 2020 | DELHI | PAGES 8 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com Forecast: Sunny. Temp: Max.36°C. Min.23°C. Humidity: 28% Sunrise: 06:14 Sunset: 06:05 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi: RNI No: DELENG/2017/74095 H H Follow @ /thehansindia | GANDHI JAYANTHI TODAY 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 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. As India celebrates 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi today, a child in Gandhi’s costume seen walking on the Tank Bund in Hyderabad on Thursday. Photo: Adula Krishna Ready to ﬁght even with God to protect farmers: KCR 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 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 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 under the Mfg sees fastest growth in 8 yrs P6 NATION CINEMAS TO REOPEN FROM OCT 15 Shares of multiplex operators zoom up Jungle Raj in UP has P 3 no limits: Cong on Balrampur rape case 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. INOX Leisure shares jumped 17.63 per cent to Rs 318.20 on the BSE. The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday issued new guidelines for permitting more ac- 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 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 PURNA SINGH vanced missile defence systems and secured communication systems that allow availing audio and video communication functions mid-air without 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. 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. Continued on Page 5 Legislation in US Senate to boost clean energy ties with India tivities in areas outside containment zones that include opening of cinemas, theatres and multiplexes with up to 50 per cent of their seating capacity from October 15. In a statement, it said the activities permitted from October 15, in areas outside the containment zones include cinemas, theatres and multiplexes that can open with up to 50 per cent of their seating capacity, for which the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Air India One, equipped with missile systems, lands in Delhi 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- NCW grills UP police over hurried cremation P5 SC directs refund of air tickets during lockdown BUSINESS 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 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 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). Washington: A top Democratic senator has introduced a legislation in the US Senate to establish a forum for cooperation with India on clean energy technologies and energy transmission. Introduced by Senator Robert Menendez, a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the Prioritising Clean Energy and Climate Cooperation with India Act seeks to establish the US-India Clean Energy and Power Transmission Partnership (CEPTP) as the main forum for cooperation between the two nations on clean energy technologies. The activities under the CEPTP include promoting joint research and development on clean energy technologies, encouraging US private investment in the Indian clean energy market and supporting initiatives to develop new and renewable energy generation capacity in India. The legislation also promotes US-India cooperation on climate resilience and risk reduction, a statement said. “Given the shared threat of climate change and India's growing need for electricity, there is a strong case to be made for strengthening the US-India clean energy partnership,” Menendez said. “In that vein, I am introducing this legislation having witnessed ﬁrsthand the positive results that come when our nations work as a team to tackle common challenges,” he said. It also sought America's participation in the International Solar Alliance led by India which is playing a key role in mobilising signiﬁcant international investment in solar energy. Continued on Page 5
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