VOL. 6 | NO. 132 | FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER 2020 | KURNOOL | PAGES 8 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com Forecast: Mostly sunny. Temp: Max.31°C. Min.23°C. Humidity: 50% Sunrise: 06:08 Sunset: 06:00 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H H Follow @ /thehansindia | ‘Unmistakable poetic voice’ Nobel Literature goes to Louise Glück Stockholm: The 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to American poet Louise Glück ‘for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence univerLouise Glück sal,’ the Swedish Academy said. The prize was announced here on Thursday by Mats Malm, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy. New York-born Glück, 77, who is a professor of English at Yale University, made her debut in 1968 with “Firstborn,” and “was soon acclaimed as one of the most prominent poets in American contemporary literature,” the Nobel Academy said. Her poetry is “characterized by a striving for clarity,” often focusing on childhood and family life, and close relationship with parents and siblings, it said. She has also received several prestigious awards, among them the Pulitzer Prize (1993) and the National Book Award (2014). Glück will take home the 10 million Swedish kronor prize (over $1.1 million) along with a gold medal, courtesy of a bequest left 124 years ago by the prize’s creator, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel. Notably, the announcement comes after years of controversy and scandal for the world’s pre-eminent literary accolade. In 2018, the award was postponed after sex abuse allegations rocked the Swedish Academy. ON Wednesday, French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier and American Jennifer A Doudna won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Chemistry whereas Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Gheza won the Physics Nobel for their research on black holes. /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H MHA MODIFIES COVID GUIDELINES Govt allows political gatherings PURNA SINGH New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has revised corona guidelines for 12 electoral states. Political rallies have been allowed in these states with immediate effect. Only on Wednesday, the Election Commission revised the criteria relating to star campaigners for ongoing and future elections during the corona epidemic. The ministry on Thursday issued the revised guidelines to be followed during Unlock 5.0. Now, more than 100 persons can gather at a political rally. If the meeting is inside any closed building only half capacity will be allowed to attend. These new SOPs are only for districts where elections are being held. However, the state government or district administration may formulate guidelines according to the current situation in the community. In an executive order, the Home Ministry said this order should overwrite its September 30 notification for new guidelines during Unlock 5.0 allowing states/ UT governments to permit social, academic, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious, political, and other congregations outside the containment zones. Cont’d on Page 7 Union minister Paswan dead New Delhi: Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan passed away late on Thursday, son Chirag Paswan said. He recently underwent heart surgery in a Delhi hospital. Paswan, one of the country's most noted Dalit leaders, has been hospitalised for the last few weeks. He had long suﬀered from a heart condition, according to reports. Freedom of speech most abused: SC New Delhi: Freedom of speech is one of the most abused rights during the recent times, the Supreme Court said on Thursday while hearing a case seeking action against television channels for allegedly disseminating fake news about the Tablighi Jamaat and communalising the Niza- muddin markaz incident. A bench, headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde, also took strong exception to the affidavit filed by the Central government in response to the petition and stated that it has been filed by a junior officer and also does not address any specific instances of bad reporting raised by the petitioner. “You cannot treat this court this way. The affidavit is filed by a junior officer. It is also extremely evasive and does not respond to the incidents of bad reporting,” CJI Bobde told Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta. Mehta said that he will see to it that a fresh affidavit is filed. Cont’d on P7 Dwaraka bus station bracing for a ‘smart’ look VASU POTNURU Visakhapatnam: From improved lighting to drinking water facility, renovated washrooms to cosy seating arrangement in waiting halls and new digital display boards, a host of smart amenities will be added to 21 bus stations, covering 13 districts across Andhra Pradesh. In line with this, Dwaraka bus station in Visakhapatnam is going to undergo a drastic change in the coming days. During pre-Covid times, footfalls in the bus complex A view of Dwaraka bus station in Visakhapatnam. Photo: A Pydiraju used to be 60,000 passengers a day. Keeping the ﬂow in view, the facilities have been provided at Dwaraka bus station. However, with Visakhapatnam gearing up to become the executive capital of the state, the Andhra Pradesh government decided to improve the existing bus station to cater to the growing re- quirement of the passengers and make it more convenient for them in future. Currently, there are about 31 platforms in Dwaraka bus station and the buses make 2,000 trips (to and fro) per day to various destinations from here. “A reverse osmosis drinking water facility, a cloak room, an air-conditioned waiting hall, benches and wheelchairs for the differentlyabled persons are among those available at the station at the moment,” says K Venkata Rao, Chief Traffic Manager. Continued on Page 7 A gift to schoolchildren Chief Minister launches Jagananna Vidya Kanuka SCHOOL KIT S 3 pairs of uniform cloth S 1 pair of shoes S 2 pairs of socks S 1 belt S 1 schoolbag S Textbooks and notebooks S Stitching charges for uniforms to be credited to mother's account HANS NEWS SERVICE Punadipadu (Krishna dist): Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday launched Jagananna Vidya Kanuka providing free kits to students studying in government schools from Class 1 to 10, ahead of the academic which is scheduled to begin from November 2. The Vidya Kanuka kits, comprising three pairs of uniform cloth, one pair of shoes, two pairs of socks, belt, textbooks and notebooks and a schoolbag, were formally handed over to students at the Zilla Parishad school here on Thursday and the distribu- Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy interacts with school students during the launch of Jagananna Vidya Kanuka scheme, at Punadipadu Zilla Parishad High School near Vijayawada on Thursday tion will continue for three days all over the state. The kits at a cost of Rs 650 crore would be distribute to nearly 42.32 lakh students studying in government schools and the stitching charges for uniforms would be credited to mothers’ account directly so that the children will be ready for November 2 reopening of schools. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister quoted Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai and said that education is the only treasure we can give to children and it is the only weapon that can battle poverty and backwardness. "Education alone has the power to change the world, eradicate poverty and backwardness of society and our thrust is to provide a levelplaying field to children from poor families to face the competitive world along with all other students. English medium from primary level was introduced keeping this in mind," he said adding that they plan to reopen the schools from November 2. The Chief Minister stated that the previous government failed to focus on education in government sector and has totally neglected it. "We have introduced welfare schemes to improve enrolment and bring down the illiteracy rate which is at 34 per cent," he said. Continued on Page 7
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