VOL. 10 | NO. 81 | TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER 2020 | HYDERABAD | PAGES 10 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com Forecast: Cloudy Temp: Max.32°C. Min.23°C. Humidity: 58% Sunrise: 06:07 Sunset: 06:00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H H Follow @ WINDOWS /thehansindia | /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H KCR to prove AP wrong Ready with proof to show TS projects legal at Apex Council meet HANS NEWS SERVICE TRS fields Sujatha as Dubbaka candidate Hyderabad: Ending the suspense, TRS supremo and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has finalised departed party MLA S Ramalinga Reddy's wife S Sujatha as party candidate in the byelection to the Dubbaka Assembly constituency to be held in November. Reddy passed away due to health ailments recently. KCR said he is confident that the MLA's family members are the right choice to take forward the development of the constituency which has been witnessed all-round growth under the leadership of Ramalinga Reddy who was elected four consecutive terms from Dubbaka. The TRS Chief also recalled Reddy's relentless service to the poor and active participation in the Telengana struggle. He exhorted the party cadre to stand by the grieving family members and strive for the victory of TRS in the byelection. CBI raids Karnataka Cong chief house Bengaluru (IANS): Close on the heels of the announcement of dates for by-elections for two assembly seats in Karnataka, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided 14 locations associated with Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president DK Shivakumar and his brother Bengaluru Rural Lok Sabha MP, D.K. Suresh on Monday. The CBI launched the raids at around 6 am on Monday, and as the news spread, scores of supporters started gathering in front of his house. SPORTS Dhoni 2nd wicketkeeper to take 100 catches in IPL P10 Jagan to meet PM Hyderabad: The stage is set for the Chief Ministers of the two Telugu states to lock horns each other on the construction of irrigation projects across Krishna and Godavari rivers during the second Apex Council meeting to be held on Tuesday. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has prepared detailed notes to negate the arguments of Andhra Pradesh that the projects taken up by the Telangana government were illegal. Official sources said that "KCR is ready not only to explain how the ongoing projects in Telangana were legal but would also present with documentary evidence to prove that it was the neighbouring state which was constructing illegal projects. The virtual meeting will be chaired by Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. KCR had recently written a 14-page letter to the Union Minister explaining the instances of injustice meted to the state in sharing of Krishna waters in the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh. He HANS NEWS SERVICE said the Pothireddypadu Head Regulator Project was an illegal construction and its unauthorized expansion by Andhra Pradesh would further damage the interests of Telangana. KCR will also highlight the failures of KRMB as a regulatory body. Though the matter of Pothireddypadu Regulator and the Rayalseema Lift Irrigation Scheme was ﬁrst brought to the notice of KRMB as early as in February 2020, it had failed to take any action to stop Andhra Pradesh from calling for tenders relating to out-of-basin transfer from Krishna Basin, he said in the letter. Continued on Page 5 Amaravati: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will be holding a crucial meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday morning. The Chief Minister, who took part in the memorial meeting held for his fatherin-law the late Dr EC Gangi Reddy in Pulivendula on Monday morning, later flew to Delhi from the Gannavaram airport. Upon arrival in Delhi, he drove straight to his residence in the national capital. YSRCP MPs Vijayasai Reddy, Mithun Reddy, Bharat, Mopidevi Venkata Ramana and Balashowri were among those who received the CM. As per the official schedule, Jagan will call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter’s residence for a one-on-one meeting on Tuesday. Later, he will also take part in a virtual meeting of the Apex Council. Meanwhile, speculations are rife in political circles that the YSRCP was likely to join the NDA government at the Centre. Telugu boy bags 2nd rank in JEE HANS NEWS SERVICE New Delhi: The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced results were announced by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi on Monday. This year, Chirag Falor of IIT Bombay zone is the top ranker in Common Rank List (CRL). He obtained 352 marks out of 396 marks. Gangula Bhuvan Reddy from Kadapa bagged the second rank in CRL. Bhuvan Reddy belongs to Buttaipalli village in Proddatur mandal of YSR Kadapa district. Talking to The Hans India, Bhuvan Reddy said he Bhuvan Reddy was happy for securing the second rank, as his hard work, guidance from his teachers and parents has yielded results. The second rank holder who aspired to made it to IIT Mumbai has however had also stood top ﬁve candidates under IIT Madras zone. He was also the ﬁrst ranker among the General Ballot replaces EVMs in Greater Hyd polls HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: The Telangana State Election Commission (SEC) has bid adieu to the use of EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) and opted for the ballot papers for the conduct of ensuing GHMC (Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation), Warangal and Khammam Municipal Corporation elections in the early 2021. The SEC took the decision to use the ballot paper on Monday following the suggestions given by various political parties which had expressed concern over the use of EVMs during the corona pandemic. The political parties felt that though the EVMs were used in the previous GHMC elections conducted in 2009 and 2016, this time in view of the special circumstances, it may not be advisable to go in for the EVMs. According to State Election Commissioner C Partha Sarathi, 13 political parties, out of 50, conveyed their opinion in the conduct of GHMC elections with ballot boxes. Only 3 political parties were in favour of the use of EVMs. The officials involved in the ﬁeld level poll arrangements also informed the commission that the use of EVMs and VVPATs requires huge manpower and social distancing could become a problem. Continued on Page 5 EWS category. Other Telugu students who are among toppers are Kandukuri Sunil Kumar Vishwesh, who is the topper under the IIT Madras zone stood ﬁrst in the General-PwD and Gen -EWS-Pwd category. In the zone-wise rankers among the IITs, Gutta Sindhuja with a Common Rank List of 18 has stood as female topper under the IIT Delhi zone and also among top ﬁve under the same zone. Kothapalli Namitha with Common Rank List of 44 was the female topper under IIT Madras zone. Continued on Page 5 TS EAMCET results today HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: TS EAMCET2020 Convenor Prof A Govardhan said the results of the entrance test will be released on Tuesday. Education Minister Sabita Indra Reddy and Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) Chairman Prof Papi Reddy and JNTUH in-charge Vice-Chancellor and Jayesh Ranjan will be releasing the results at 3.40pm on Tuesday. The results will be available on the website: https://eamcet.tsche.ac.in after the declaration of the results. The results will be made available on the website in the format of TS EAMCET2020 Engineering stream. With details of hall ticket number, candidate name, father name, gender, local area, category, EAMCET marks, in subjects of Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Covid-hit Trump makes surprise drive-by to greet supporters outside military hospital Washington (PTI): US President Donald Trump made a surprise drive-past to greet his supporters outside a military hospital where he has been admitted since Friday for the treatment of the deadly coronavirus, drawing criticism from Democrats and a leading medical expert. The brief drive through Rockville Pike in Bethesda, a Maryland suburb of Washington DC, that separates the National Institute of Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, brought cheers to his supporters who have been praying for the 74-year-old president's health ahead of the presidential election next month. "I really appreciate all of the fans and supporters outside of the hospital. The President Donald Trump drives past supporters gathered outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in Maryland fact is, they really love our Country and are seeing how we are MAKING IT GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE!” Trump said in a tweet soon after his unannounced drive-past. On Sunday, before going out to wave at his supporters, Trump in a video posted on his Twitter handle said he will give “a little surprise to some of the great patriots, who have been on the streets, and they have been out there for a long time.” “They love our country. I am not telling anybody but you, I am about to make a little surprise visit,” Trump said. The president was seen wearing a mask and waving at his supporters from inside the black SUV. The windows were closed. “When I look at the enthusiasm. We have enthusiasm like probably nobody ever had,” he said. Trump in his short video message said he has learnt a lot about Covid-19, literally by going to school. 3 win Nobel prize for discovering hepatitis C virus Stockholm (AP): Americans Harvey J Alter and Charles M Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton won the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a major source of liver disease that affects millions worldwide. Announcing the prize in Stockholm, the Nobel Committee noted that the trio's work identiﬁed a major source of blood-borne hepatitis that couldn't be explained by the previously discovered hepatitis A and B viruses. Their work, dating back to the 1970s and 1980s, has helped saved millions of lives, the committee said. “Thanks to their discovery, highly sensitive blood tests for the virus are now available and these have essentially eliminated post-transfusion hepatitis in many parts of the world, greatly improving global health,” the committee said. “Their discovery also allowed the rapid development of antiviral drugs directed at hepatitis C,” it added. “For the ﬁrst time in history, the disease can now be cured, raising hopes of eradicating hepatitis C virus from the world population.” The World Health Organisation estimates there are over 70 million cases of hepatitis C worldwide and 400,000 deaths from it each year. Continued on Page 5 Anti-submarine weapon system test a success New Delhi (IANS): India successfully tested an antisubmarine weapon system developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Monday, in a boost to its naval warfare capabilities. DRDO chairman G Satheesh Reddy said that SMART is a game changer technology demonstration in Anti-Submarine Warfare. The DRDO said that "supersonic missile-assisted release of torpedo (SMART) has been successfully ﬂight tested at 11:45 hrs from Wheeler Island off the coast of Odisha.” A number of DRDO laboratories including DRDL, Research Centre Imarat in Hyderabad, Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment, Agra, Naval Science and Technological Laboratory, Visakhapatnam have developed the technologies required for SMART. CM convenes high-level meet to discuss crime against women HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: In the wake of growing atrocities against women in the country, the Telangana government has decided to review the law and order situation in the state and preparedness of the police in handling any such eventuality. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has convened a high-level meeting on Wednesday at Pragati Bhavan for a detailed discussion on safety of women and the recent reports pertaining to rape and murder in and around Greater Hyderabad limits. It will also discuss the impact of social media on the increase in crime rate. Apart from reviewing the situation in the state, the meeting is likely to take some key decisions for the protection of women. The Police department had already created SHE teams exclusively for the protection of women in the urban areas and constituted special women cells to deal with growing cases of harassment of women in parts of rural Telangana. The meeting with the top police officials also assumes political signiﬁcance as all political parties have geared up for the elections to the two MLC seats, GHMC, Warangal and Khammam Municipal Corporation elections. To check political crimes during the elec- tion season, KCR is likely to ﬁnalise some stringent measures in consultation with the police officials, sources said. The Chief Minister also asked the officials of the Forest department to be present in the meeting and submit a report on the protection of forests, controlling timber smuggling, regulating the use of drugs like ganja and other issues. Necessary decisions on these issues will also be taken at the meeting to be attended by DGP Mahendar Reddy, Police Commissioners and SPs of all districts.
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