www.thehansindia.com VOL. 6 | NO. 149 | FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER 2020 | KHAMMAM | PAGES 8 | `5.00 Forecast: Tstorms late. Mostly sunny. Temp: Max.31°C. Min.24°C. Humidity: 71% Sunrise: 06:01 Sunset: 05:51 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H H Follow @ /thehansindia | /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H FAKE NEWS ON TABLIGHI JAMAAT ‘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. Govt mulls 2-day Assembly session to amend GHMC Act HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: The State Government is contemplating convening a twoday session of the State Assembly from Monday to amend the GHMC Act. Official sources said that the government is likely to announce some relaxations regarding regularisation of properties and pending payments of property taxes in the proposed amendments. It is learnt that the amendments would include all the provisions that have been made in the building permission mentioned in the recently announced TS BPass Telangana State Building Permission Approval and Self-Certification System. Continued on Page 5 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. World Bank forecast India’s GDP expected to contract by 9.6% Washington: The World Bank on Thursday said that India's GDP is expected to contract by 9.6 per cent this fiscal which is reflective of the national lockdown and the income shock experienced by households and firms due to the Covid-19 pandemic, noting that the country's economic situation is “much worse” than ever seen before. The Washington-based global lender, in its latest South Asia Economic Focus report ahead of the annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, forecasts a sharper than expected economic slump across the region, with regional growth expected to contract by 7.7 per cent in 2020, after topping six per cent annually in the past five years. “India's GDP is expected to contract by 9.6 per cent in the fiscal year that started in March,” the World Bank said in the report released here. One-upmanship moves for Dubbaka bypoll PATAN AFZAL BABU Hyderabad: The bye-election to Dubbaka Assembly constituency has become a litmus test for the TRS, Congress party and BJP. While the TRS has put the responsibility of winning the seat on the shoulders of Finance Minister T Harish Rao, the Congress has entrusted the job to party incharge Manickam Tagore. On the other hand, the BJP is looking towards its state president Bandi Sanjay to see that the party wins the seat. Keeping in view the ruling party would nor- S TRS banking on development schemes & sympathy S Cong focuses on omissions & commissions of govt S Sujatha Ch Srinivas Reddy mally have advantage in any bye-election, the Congress and BJP announced their candidates much ahead of the poll date was an- M Raghunandan Rao nounced. Congress announced the name of Ch Srinivas and BJP had put up M Raghunandan Rao. The TRS ﬁelded S Sujatha wife of Ramalinga Reddy. The bye-election was necessitated following the death of Ramalinga Reddy.With T Harish Rao leaving no stone unturned and taking up high-voltage election campaign, Manickam Tagore has not only roped in all senior Congress leaders like Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and V Hanumanth Rao for campaign but also has asked TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy and working president Revanth Reddy to camp in the constituency till the curtains on the campaign are pulled down. Continued on Page 5 MHA MODIFIES COVID GUIDELINES Freedom of speech most abused: SC Centre allows political gatherings 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 Nizamuddin 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 ad- dress 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 SolicitorGeneral Tushar Mehta. Mehta said that he will see to it that a fresh affidavit is filed. Continued on Page 5 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. Cont’d on Page 5 US ELECTIONS 2020 Covid, China and climate dominate V-P debate Washington: The issues of Covid-19, China and climate change along with the Supreme Court nominee and race dominated the only vice-presidential debate with both Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Ka- mala Harris sticking to their known campaign positions on each of these pressing topics. While there were no surprises on policy issues from either side, there were far less interruptions and tense moments between Pence, 61, who comes from Indiana and his Democrat challenger Harris, 55, who is from California. Pence, who entered the debate as an underdog, was seen vigorously defending the actions of the Trump Administration dur- ing the past nearly four years. And at times he successfully challenged his opponent with questions like the one on Green New Deal and Supreme Court to which she had no answer. Continued on Page 5
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