VIJAYAWADA l WEDNESDAY l SEPTEMBER 23, 2020 l `7.00 l PAGES 12 l LATE CITY EDITION QUOTA FOR TERROR VICTIMS’ KIN IN MBBS, BDS ADMISSIONS NO SEPARATE EXAM, NEET SCORE WILL SUFFICE Home Ministry has sought applications from spouse/children of victims of terrorist attacks for MBBS and BDS courses SEATS TO BE OFFERED FROM CENTRAL POOL In a communication to states, the home ministry has made it clear that no separate examination will be conducted and selection will be made only on the basis of marks obtained by the aspirants in NEET and possessing necessary education qualification. Children or spouse of a person who has been killed in an act of terrorism is eligible for the scheme ■ ■ ■ Among the beneficiaries are children of families where a parent or a direct family member has been killed in an act of terrorism; victim of cross-firing / firing by armed forces in J&K and Ladakh Children of families migrated from Kashmir also eligible These seats will be offered from the central pool 15 days APPLICATIONS TO BE SUBMITTED WITHIN 15 DAYS OF DECLARATION OF NEET RESULTS CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI If development is stalled, people will revolt: Speaker LAC JOINT STATEMENT India, China to stop sending more troops EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Vijayawada M AYA N K S I N G H @ New Delhi Members of various farmer organisations in Punjab return home after protesting against the passage of farm sector reform bills, in Patiala, on Tuesday | PTI Suspension from RS latest rallying point as Oppn boycotts Houses Ten key bills sail through without Opposition; Upper House could be adjourned sine die R I C H A S H A R M A @ New Delhi ‘one nation, one party’ system,” Azad urged. THE suspension of eight Rajya He proposed that the governSabha members for unruly be- ment introduce another bill haviour appeared to have in- that makes it mandatory for pricreased the index of Opposition vate players not to purchase besolidarity, as all non-NDA par- low the minimum support price ties in both Houses of Parlia- (MSP). The new law should let ment boycotted proceedings on farmers seek legal redress in Tuesday, saying they will con- case of any disputes. Also, tinue to abstain till the action is MSPs should be announced revoked. The government, how- based on the Swaminathan ever, insisted that the Committee formula, eight MPs must first he said. express their regret Apart from Azad, before the decision other Opposition can be reviewed. members, including K With no Opposition Keshava Rao (TRS), in the House, the Rasought the revocation jya Sabha passed sevof suspension and anen key bills, including nounced their boycott the amendment to the of the House. With the Essential Commodi‘Will seek an entire Opposition anties Bill within just 3.5 nouncing its Parliahours. As for the Lok explanation ment boycott, the susSabha, it cleared three from MP over pended MPs called off important le gisla- his remarks’ their indefinite dhartions on labour codes. na. However, NCP With most of its leg- TN Chief Minister chief Sharad Pawar Edappadi islative business alobserved a day’s fast ready transacted, the Palaniswami has in solidarity . said that an Upper House is exAt dawn, Rajya Sabexplanation will pected to be adha Deputy Chairman be sought from journed sine die on Harivansh Narayan AIADMK’s Rajya Wednesday However, . Singh, did some tea Sabha MP SR five Opposition MPs diplomacy as he went boycotted the Busi- Balasubramoniyan with teapots to meet for his remarks, ness Advisory Comprotesting MPs who criticising the mittee meeting of the had spent the night in Rajya Sabha called by Centre’s farm Bills the Parliament House that were Chairman M Venkaicomplex in protest. ah Naidu to discuss supported by the But his gesture did party in the truncation. not bring about conParliament Earlier during a ciliation, though brief discussion in Prime Minister Narthe House, Ghulam Nabi Azad, endra Modi was profuse in his Leader of Opposition in the Ra- praise of Harivansh, saying he jya Sabha, said no one was hap- was “blessed with a humble py with what had happened on mind and a big heart”. It was Sunday, but MPs were denied Harivansh who was in the chair their right to seek division on when ruckus happened on Suntwo important farm bills. “In d a y, w h i c h l e d t o t h e 2016, Arun Jaitley had said that suspensions. With the staleany government will become il- mate still continuing, Harilegitimate if the Speaker refus- vansh went on a day’s fast over es to hold voting. For God’s the Opposition’s “humiliating” P7 sake, do not move towards a conduct. IN a significant move aimed at easing tension on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), India and China have agreed to stop sending additional troops to their respective sides of the LAC in eastern Ladakh. The major decision was taken while the Corps Commanders of the two countries met for the sixth round of talks on Monday . A joint India-China official statement issued on Tuesday read, “Corps Commanders agreed to earnestly implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, strengthen communication on the ground, avoid misunderstandings and misjudgments, stop sending more troops to the frontline, Demand refrain from unilaterally for early, changing the situation on the complete ground, and avoid taking any pullout actions that may complicate The Indian the situation.” delegation There are 40,000 troops headed by Lt each from the Indian and Gen Harinder Chinese sides with tanks, arSingh pressed tillery and missiles posifor an early tioned against each other. and complete The Indian Ar my depullout of scribed the talk as “candid” Chinese in which the Indian and Chitroops from nese senior commanders had all the friction in-depth exchanges of views points. The on stabilising the situation two sides also along the LAC in the Indiamentioned China border areas. about the Both sides said the talks harsh winter will continue. “The two sides in the Ladakh also agreed to hold the 7th region round of Military Commandbeginning er-Level Meeting as soon as October when possible, take practical meastemperatures ures to properly solve probfall up to -25 lems on the ground, and degree C and jointly safeguard peace and oxygen tranquility in the border becomes area,” the joint statement scarce added. In a bid to resolve the issue with better inputs from all quarters, the Indian team comprised Naveen Srivastava, Joint Secretary (East) in the MEA and a senior representative of the The Indo-Tibetan Border Police, in addition to the military commanders of the 14 Corps, which has entire LAC in Ladakh as its area of responsibility . The marathon talks were held on Monday for about 14 hours in Moldo on the Chinese side of the LAC across India’s Chushul sector in eastern Ladakh. TODAY’S MATCH MUMBAI vs KOLKATA Kolkata Knight Riders will open their campaign in the 13th edition of IPL against ODDS: MI 5/6 KKR 1 Mumbai Indians, in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. This will be Mumbai’s second game after they lost their first match against Chennai Super Kings. Kolkata’s record of 19 losses in 25 matches against Mumbai, however, is not flattering. L I V E : S TA R S P O R T S 1 / H O T S TA R @ 7. 3 0 P M TUESDAY’S RESULT Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by 16 runs. Chasing 217, MS Dhoni’s men made 200/6. Faf du Plessis made a 37-ball 72. Shapoorji says it is ready to say TATA EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi HOURS after the Tatas offered to buy Shapoorji Pallonji group’s entire stake in Tata Sons, the Mistry family-led group said it was ready to exit the Tata group. The salt-to-Jaguar cars conglomerate told the Supreme Court on Tuesday it was open to buying out the 18.37% stake held by Shapoorji Pallonji in its holding firm Tata Sons. The Tatas made the offer verbally during the hearing on whether the Shapoorji Pallonji group can pledge Tata Sons shares to raise funds. The Shapoorji group issued a statement saying it had “stated before the Supreme Court that a separation from the Tata Group is necessary due to the potential impact this continuing litigation could have on livelihoods and the economy The state.” ment said “The Mistry family believes that a separation of interests would best serve all stakeholders.” It added the Mistry family was “in the midst of raising funds against the security of their personal assets to meet the crisis arising from the global pandemic” but the Tatas were blocking this. The statement also alleged “several issues identified years earlier, continue to plague the group... Be it the operations of Tata Steel UK, where over the last three years alone the operational losses have increased by an additional `11,000 cr.” Appearing for the Tatas, senior lawyer Harish Salve said if SP group wishes to sell the shares, Tata is willing to buy but the shares need to be proCONTINUED ON: P10 tected. Temporary bar on share pledging SC has restrained Shapoorji Pallonji and Cyrus Mistry from pledging or transferring their shares in Tata Sons till Oct 28. The court also directed Tata Sons and SP Group not to take any action on the shares already pledged CELESTIAL RIDE Lord Malayappa Swamy rides on Kalpavruksha Vahanam inside the temple at Tirumala on Tuesday | EXPRESS ASSEMBLY Speaker Tammineni Sitaram on Tuesday criticised the Opposition TDP for thwarting the development activities taken up by the government and also indirectly found fault with recent court judgments. Speaking to the media in Srikakulam, Sitaram said the Opposition, instead of playing a constructive role, is approaching courts to stall development. He cited the instance of the TDP going to court to stop the state government’s ambitious plans to distribute house sites to 30 lakh poor people. Referring also to the media gag orders of the HC,he wondered why the contents of the FIR should not be published. “This is the state of affairs. People will decide. One day people will revolt,” he said. P5 Jagan, Shah discuss developments in state E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Vijayawada CHIEF Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and reportedly apprised him of the recent developments in the State, more particularly the confrontation with the judiciary . Jagan Mohan Reddy in his near, ly one-hour-long meeting with the Union Home Minister, enquired about the latter’s health. Jagan Mohan Reddy left for Delhi late in the afternoon. He drove to Amit Shah’s residence soon after arriving in the national capital and was accompanied by YSRC MPs V Vijayasai Reddy and PV Midhun Reddy. Officials are tight-lipped about what transpired at the Jagan Mohan Reddy Amit Shah meeting. Speculation is rife that the Chief Minister discussed the recent orders of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on the Amaravati land scam issue, including gagging of the media and the stay on the Cabinet Sub Committee and SIT constituted to look into the alleged irregularites of the previous TDP regime. The YSRC has been locked in a confrontation with the High Court eversince the latter stayed probe against former Advocate General Dammalapati Srinivas and gagged the media. Party MPs have spoken in Parliament condemning the court orders and demanded CBI probe in the Amaravati land scam and the Fibernet scam. Sources said Jagan raised the issue of the CBI probe and urged Amit Shah to look into it. The Chief Minister is likely to meet Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Jal Shakthi Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. He is likely to fly straight to Tirupati on Wednesday .
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