VIJAYAWADA 24 may 2014 SATURDAY `3.00 pages 20 LATE city edition CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BANGALORE ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELGAUM ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIMOGA ■ TIRUCHY ■ r a da r Jail for Kejri Till June 6 New Delhi: Delhi court on Friday sent AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal to jail till June 6 after he remained adamant on not furnishing bail bond in a criminal defamation case against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. India Recalls Troops New Delhi: India has recalled its troops currently in Thailand for the bilateral “Maitree” military exercise in the wake of the coup there, even as it pitched for restoration of normalcy based on the principles of democracy and will of the people of Thailand. Manjhi Wins Trust Vote Patna: The three-day-old Jitan Ram Manjhi government in Bihar on Friday won the trust vote in the state Assembly amid walkout by opposition BJP. 20 pages, including 4 of City Express Markets Indices Sensex: Nifty: Gold 24,693.35 7,367.10 24 ct (1 gm): 2,821 22 ct (1 gm): 2,642 Silver Bar (1 kg): 40,980 Retail (1 gm): 43.80 Exchange 58.48 79.80 US$: Euro: Source: BSE, NSE, RBI websites express poll of the day Do you support Narendra Modi’s invite to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his swearing-in ceremony? Yes 83% no 17% Today’s question: Should Narendra Modi have invited the Chinese leader also for his swearing-in ceremony? SMS TO 54646 www.newindianexpress.com Four Attackers of Indian Mission in Afghan Shot Dead Gun battle rages for hours; consulate staff safe; India points to terror from across Afghanistan border by Devirupa Mitra New Delhi: A pre-dawn attack on India’s consulate in Afghanistan left four terrorists dead, leading New Delhi to point fingers to terrorism “beyond borders”, which now complicates a possible visit by Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif to his future counterpart Narendra Modi’s swearing-in on Monday. At about 3 am, a group of terrorists armed with rocket propelled grenades and guns, attacked the consulate in Western Afghanistan, which was guarded by an inner ring of Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel, and Afghan security forces on outer periphery. All staff were safe, but gun battle went on for hours till four terrorists were shot dead by afternoon. “This attack once again underscores that the main threat to Afghanistan and peace, stability, security stems from terrorism beyond its borders,” said external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin. The Indian consulate in Herat was primarily focused on servicing Indian development projects, especially for the mega hydropower Salma dam which will be completed by next year. This year, a suicide bomber was shot down near Indian consulate in Kandahar, while the Indian consul- divided we stand TRS CHIEF’S POINT TAKEN State government officials now think that provisional allocation of employees between Telangana and residuary AP states will create a number of problems. The officials will finalise the state-cadre employees lists and send them to the Central government by Saturday night. Several top officials involved in the exercise endorse the view of Telangana Chief Minister-designate K Chandrasekhar Rao that only T-employees should serve Telangana government and no Seemandhra employee should be allotted to the T-state. The Central committee concerned, headed by CR Kamalanathan, forwarded a representation submitted by Intermediate Board staff led by C Vithal to the Finance Department with a suggestion that the T-employee should serve the T-state. KARZAI CALLS MODI Afghan president Hamid Karzai called up PM-designate Narendra Modi after the end of operations in Herat. During the 10-minute phone conversation, Karzai assured Modi that Afghanistan would do everything to protect Indian missions. In turn, Modi thanked him for efforts of Afghan forces in thwarting the attack. Earlier, Modi had called up the Indian ambassador in Afghanistan Amar Sinha to learn first-hand about the attack. ate in Jalalabad was the target last August which left nine people dead. The Indian embassy in Kabul has been twice the focus of terror attacks in 2008 and 2009. Most of the attacks on Indian installations in Afghanistan had been directly linked to the Pakistani spy agency ISI and their local terror franchise Haqqani network. Incidentally, Pakistan foreign office was very quick in issuing a statement condemning the Heart attack, even as the gun battle was raging on in the vicinity of the consulate. “No cause justifies targeting of diplomatic missions,” said the statement. Even as the june 2 appointed day approaches, when telangana and andhra pradesh states will come into being, problems persist, particularly over the division of employees THREE union CABINET POSTS FOR TDP? TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu will be leaving for Delhi on Saturday to meet prime minister-designate Narendra Modi to discuss Cabinet berths for his party MPs. While the TDP leadership is hopeful of four berths, BJP leadership is learnt to have informed the yellow party that only one Cabinet and two minister of state posts could be given. Naidu is likely to recommend P Ashok Gajapati Raju for the sole Cabinet minister post. Meanwhile, Amanchi Krishna Mohan, who has won as MLA from Chirala on Navodayam Party ticket, called on Naidu here on Friday and extended his support to Telugu Desam. ‘I WILL SPEAK WITH MODI’ Chief secretary PK Mohanty on Friday explained to AP Chief Minister-to-be N Chandrababu Naidu about allocation of staff, irrigation projects, financial situation etc of the residuary AP. Naidu said he would speak with Modi after he took charge as prime minister. On the allocation of statecadre employees, Naidu advised the officials to avoid unnecessary controversies. KCR FOR DELHI TOMORROW for modi swearing-in TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao is likely to leave for Delhi on May 25 to attend the swearing-in of Narendra Modi as prime minister, scheduled to take place on May 26. Rao will host a dinner to TRS MPs and other leaders of the party at his residence in Delhi on May 25. KCR would be sworn-in as the first chief minister of the Telangana State at 12.57 pm at Raj Bhavan on June 2. ‘MY GOVT WILL TAKE the FINAL CALL’ Officials, on Friday afternoon, made a PowerPoint presentation to Telangana chief ministerdesignate K Chandrasekhara Rao at the Lake View Guest House. The chief secretary said staff allocation would be made on provisional basis and the final allocation would be made after June 2 considering the options given by the employees as per the Reorganisation Act. But, Rao expressed his unhappiness over the way things are going on and said his government would take a final decision on the matter. FULL COVERAGE: P5,6 Patient Dies, Indian Dentist Loses Licence New York: Licence of an Indian dentist was revoked in the US after he attempted to extract 20 teeth from the mouth of a 64-year-old woman in one sitting, which led to her death. The dentist, Doctor Rashmi Patel, was performing the procedure on Judith Gan on February 17 when she gurgled and lost consciousness. The procedure included placing implants in the woman’s mouth after removing the teeth, according to the New York Daily News. The paper quoted Patel’s assistant as saying that he had requested him to stop the procedure before calling the emergency services. “He wanted to complete the placement of implants as the assistant begged Patel to stop working, and finally ran out and called 911, but the patient had already flat-lined,” the state Department of Public Health wrote in a report. “The four count petition found, among an array of other misdeeds, that Patel deviated from standard of care in that he did not timely and properly respond to Gan’s oxygen desaturation and/or respiratory distress and/or cardiopulmonary distress,” state records reported. “Gan did not have to die to receive this dental treatment and it is because of Patel’s negligence that she died,” said a dentist, who was asked to review the case for the Department of Health. Patel’s licence, issued in 2003, was suspended on April 21 pending a June 18 hearing in front of the state dental commission. Patel runs two clinics in Enfield and Torrington. “Patel has been ordered to stay away from his patients after one died and another spent six days in the hospital,” state health officials said. The horror of Gan’s botched procedure came after a December incident, when a 55-year-old man “aspirated the throat pack” and was rushed to the hospital. The victim stopped breathing and spent six days in the hospital after suffering heart and lung damage. PTI www.newindianexpress.com
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