VOL. 6 | NO. 130 | WEDNESDAY 7 OCTOBER 2020 | KURNOOL | PAGES 8 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com Forecast: Increasing cloudiness. Temp: Max.32°C. Min.24°C. Humidity: 53% Sunrise: 06:08 Sunset: 06:02 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H H Follow @ BUSINESS Services sector output stabilises during Sept New Delhi: Indian service sector output broadly stabilised in September but remained in the contraction zone as incoming new business fell moderately due to the damaging impact of the pandemic on demand, leading to more job losses, a monthly survey said on Tuesday. S Report: P6 NATION India thrashed, so what if I was pushed: Rahul Amritsar: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said when the whole country was being thrashed, it was not a big deal that he got pushed a little while en route to meet the Hathras victim's family.. S Report: P7 SPORTS Djokovic, Tsitsipas advance to quarters /thehansindia | /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H Jagan strongly presents AP case at Apex meet AP, TS agree to submit DPRs of all river projects HANS NEWS SERVICE New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh and Telangana stuck to their guns at the Apex Council meeting organised by the Union Jal Shakti Minister to discuss the river water disputes between the two States here on Tuesday. Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, who called for the virtual meeting, assured the two States that only the river boards would take decisions on the utlization of waters and not the Centre. AP Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy participated in the meeting from his official residence in New Delhi, while his Telangana counterpart K Chandrashekar Rao took part in the meeting from his camp office in Hyderabad. While Jagan maintained that the water allocation should be left to the discretion of the Centre, Telangana Chief Minister strongly argued against the Central government’s interference in the execution of projects without making state-wise allocation of water. The AP Chief Minister insisted that the Centre notify the limits of water utilisation in each project. However, KCR said the Centre should not notify the jurisdiction of the inter-state projects without making project-wise allocations. Jagan argued that both the operational control of Nagarjuna Sagar and Srisailam projects should be handed over to the Krishna River Management Board under the Union ministry. Opposing this, KCR demanded that Telangana should be entrusted with the responsibility of operation and control of both the projects. Both the Chief Ministers argued over the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project which would be lifting 3 tmc of water from river Krishna and the proposed Pothireddypadu lift irrigation scheme. KCR said the AP government should not be allowed to go ahead with this project. He said even the earlier Pothireddypadu project that was taken up in undivided Andhra Pradesh during the regime of Y S Rajasekhar Reddy did not have any clearances from the respective river boards. 3 share Nobel Physics prize for discoveries about black hole ...pleads with PM to clear dues H ANS NEWS SERVICE Amaravati: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help the State by clearing all the pending dues pertaining to the AP Reorganisation Act and others, during his meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday, according to the information from the Office of the Chief Minister here. The Chief Minister has requested the Prime Minister to release funds for the health infrastructure being developed under the Nadu-Nedu programme. He At this point, Jagan Mohan Reddy addressing his counterpart as ‘Anna’, raised strong objection to the Kaleshwaram project and said that it was also illegal as the Telangana gov- also appraised the status of COVID-19 pandemic in the State and its negative impact on economy, social life of the people and other issues. He also requested the Central government to clear the dues pertaining to the Civil Supplies department. Financial assistance for construction of the Polavaram irrigation project and other projects was also discussed during the meeting, informed K Vijay Kumar Reddy, Commissioner, Information and Public Relations. He said the Chief Minister had discussed GST arrears and other financial aspects. ernment did not seek the required permissions and hence it should also be stopped. Intervening in the matter, the Union Minister made it clear that this meeting was not meant for such issues and the respective boards would take a call on the controversies. He asked both the CMs to conﬁne to the agenda. Continued on Page 5 Stockholm (IANS): The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Tuesday decided to award the Nobel Prize in physics to Oxford University professor Roger Penrose, German scientist Reinhard Genzel and American physicist Andrea Ghez for their discoveries about black hole. The prize amount is 10 million Swedish kronor (approximately $1.12 million), with one half going to Penrose and the other half jointly to Genzel and Ghez. "The discoveries of this year's Laureates have broken new ground in the study of compact and supermassive objects. But these exotic objects still pose many questions that beg for answers and motivate future research," David Haviland, Chair of the Nobel Committee for Physics, said in a statement. "Not only questions about their inner structure, but also questions about how to test our theory of gravity under the extreme conditions in the immediate vicinity of a black hole." UK-born Penrose showed that Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity leads to the formation of black holes. Born in Germany, Genzel is a Director at Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany and Professor at University of California, Berkeley, US. Ghez, who was born in New York, is a Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, US. Genzel and Ghez discovered that an invisible and extremely heavy object governs the orbits of stars at the centre of our galaxy. A supermassive black hole is the only currently known explanation. Penrose used ingenious mathematical methods in his proof that black holes are a direct consequence of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Continued on Page 5 River boards to resolve Boys shine in TS Eamcet H N S All top 10 ranks go rows, not Centre, says to boys AP candidates Union Minister garner 6 ranks ANS Paris (IANS): World number one Novak Djokovic has entered the quarterﬁnals of the French Open, defeating 15th seed Karen Khachanov of Russia in his fourth-round contest. On Monday, Djokovic defeated 6-4, 6-3, 63 over the Russian 15th seed in a match that lasted for two hours and 23 minutes on Court Philippe-Chatrier. S Report: P8 KCR agrees to withdraw Krishna water case in SC HANS NEWS SERVICE New Delhi: As both the Telugu states -- Telangana and Andhra Pradesh - stuck to their guns at the A p e x Council meeting presided over by Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Tuesday, the Union Minister assured both the Chief Ministers that only the river boards would take decisions on the utilisation of waters and not the Centre per se. Following the assurance given by the Centre that it would address the long-pending water-sharing dispute between the two states, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao agreed to withdraw the case pertaining to the allocation of water from river Krishna, which is pending before the Supreme Court. This would enable the Centre to move forward in referring the water-sharing issues to the Tribunal under Section 3 of the ISRWD Act 1956. The Union Minister told the two Chief Ministers that the Centre has decided to notify the jurisdiction of the Krishna River Management Board and Godavari River Management Board. KCR expressed his opposition to the decision. However, Shekhawat said the CMs of the two states agreed to set up new Tribunals to resolve the water-sharing issues permanently. Continued on Page 5 EWS ERVICE Hyderabad: Boys bagged all top ten ranks in the engineering stream of the TS Eamcet conducted by the Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE). Of around 1,43,000 students who applied for the exam, 1,19,183 had appeared at 102 centres, including 23 in the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, over 75 percent from the engineering stream qualified. Six out of the top ten ranks were bagged by the candidates from Andhra Pradesh. Eamcet was held in 28 Test Zones in TS and AP. While Sai Teja Varanasi from Ranga Reddy bagged the first rank, S S S Special test for Covid hit tomorrow Kapelli Yashwant Sai from West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh got the second rank. The other toppers are Thammanboina Mani Venkata Krishna from East Godavari district (3rd rank), Chagari Koushal Kumar Reddy from Secunderabad (4th rank), Hardik Rajpal, Ranga Reddy district (5th rank). Continued on Page 5 ‘Horrible, shocking, extraordinary,’ CJI terms Hathras case New Delhi (IANS): The Supreme Court on Tuesday termed the Hathras incident horrible, shocking and extraordinary as it sought an afﬁdavit from the Uttar Pradesh government on three aspects: how the family and witnesses are being protected; has the family chosen a lawyer to assist them in the matter and what is the scope of the Allahabad High Court proceedings and how could it widen its scope. A bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde said the court will ensure the investigations into the matter is smooth. "The incident is horrible, shocking... We are hearing you as the incident is extraordinary," said Chief Justice to senior advocate Indira Jaising, representing an intervenor in the matter. Jaising submitted before the bench that she does not want to interfere with the investigation and insisted on the transfer of the case from one state to another. She also cited that 27 FIRs have been lodged against several protesters in the matter and emphasised on providing witness protection. Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta, representing the Uttar Pradesh government, submitted that outside the courts, several narratives were being weaved, and this could come to an end by a monitoring and investigation by a central agency. Mehta reiterated that the family has already been given police protection. "Things are being argued in the court without knowing the facts. Witnesses are being protected," said Mehta. After a detailed hearing in the matter, the top court issued notices and adjourned it to next week for the state to ﬁle another affidavit on the three aspects. The remarks from the top court were made during the hearing of a PIL ﬁled by a social activist seeking CBI or SIT probe in the Hathras incident in which a 19-year-old Dalit teenager was allegedly gang raped by upper caste men and then reportedly dragged by the neck with her dupatta on a ﬁeld in Bulghari village. The victim was partially paralysed and died after battling for 14 days. She was shifted from Aligarh hospital to Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital on September 28.She died on September 29 and was cremated at 3 am on September 30. The family has alleged coercion regarding the time and manner in which the cremation took place. Trump discharged from hospital after 4 days, returns to White House Washington (PTI): US President Donald Trump has returned to the White House after being discharged from a military hospital where he was under treatment for the deadly corona virus since Friday, telling his followers that he would be back on the campaign trail soon, and not to be "afraid" of the disease and not let it "dominate" their lives. Trump, 74, who appeared to be healthy, waved at reporters on Monday. In an unusual move, Trump climbed up the South Portico stairs instead of the elevators to go to his residence, showing his ﬁtness. Don removes mask promptly after return to White House A fter President Donald Trump returned to the White House just days after starting corona virus treatment at Walter Reed medical center, he removed his mask for a photo-op despite rising cases among White House staffers The president removed his mask on the balcony of the White House, where several staff and aides have tested positive for the virus in recent days. Earlier, he was discharged from the Walter Reed National Medical Center after doctors found him ﬁt enough to go back home. “Will be back on the Campaign Trail soon!!! The Fake News only shows the Fake Polls,” Trump said in a tweet, moments before leaving Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, a Maryland suburb of Washington DC. In a mass email to his supporters after his arrival at the White House, Trump asked them not to be afraid of COVID-19. The US is the worst hit nation and has some 7.4 million cases of Covid-19 and 210,000 deaths. “I'm telling you: Don't be afraid of COVID. Don't let it dominate your life! This is the greatest country in the world and under the Trump Administration, we have developed some really great drugs and knowledge. WE WILL BEAT THIS, TOGETHER!” he said. Trump’s spokesperson latest in inner circle to test Covid positive New York (IANS): US President Donald Trump's spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany on Monday became the latest person in his inner circle to test positive for Covid-19. McEnany tweeted that she tested positive in the morning while showing no symptoms but had been negative in the earlier tests conducted since Thursday when Trump's Counsellor Hope Hicks had been diag- nosed with corona virus. Several people close to Trump have been diagnosed with Covid-19, including his campaign man- ager Bill Stepien, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel, adviser Kellyanne Conway and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Trump's wife Melania has also tested positive for the virus. Attorney General William Barr has announced that he is selfquarantining because of possible exposure to coronavirus despite test reports returning negative.
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