SMALL JOYS OF LIFE Around 1,000 people visited the Bogatha waterfalls at Wajedu in Mulugu district on Thursday as the TS govt opened tourist spots ■ Officials are thermal-screening visitors and implementing Covid-19 protocol ■ Tourists are barred from bathing in the water; those under 10 yrs and above 60 are not allowed ■ WARANGAL FRIDAY OCTOBER 02, 2020 `7.00 PAGES 12 CITY EDITION 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 Police peddle no-rape theory in Hathras case Cite lab report on samples were lifted over a week after assault; experts describe spin doctoring by cops as irresponsible, erroneous EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Lucknow/New Delhi ON a day the UP Police said the Hathras victim was not raped, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court took suo motu cognizance of the incident and issued notices to the state government, the Hathras DM and the SP asking them to explain the police conduct with the family of the victim. The bench comprising Justice Rajan Roy and Justice Jaspreet Singh posted the matter for October 12. The police statement on Thursday that the victim was not raped drew strong criticism from experts, who called it “extremely irresponsible, unprofessional and erroneous”. ADG (Law & Order) Prashant Kumar said the forensic report “confirmed” that she was not sexually assaulted. Her autopsy claimed she died of the fracture in neck due to repeated strangulation and subsequent trauma. Kumar said the forensic report did not find traces of sperms in the samples taken from the victim’s body Legal . experts recalled that the 2013 amendment in rape laws waived the clause that had made it necessary to establish “penetration” in crimes of CONTINUED ON P7 rape. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slumps amid a confrontation with the Uttar Pradesh police who detained him on the way to Hathras on Thursday | PTI Rahul, Priyanka hit the streets, briefly detained N A M I TA B A J PA I @ Lucknow ON a day of intense political drama over the alleged gang-rape and murder of a Dalit girl in Hathras, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were on Thursday detained by the UP police on the way to meet the 20-year-old girl’s family The footage of the incident showed a scuffle between . Congress workers and the police, during which Rahul got knocked down. Earlier, his convoy was stopped on the Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida. The police told them not to proceed to Hathras as Section 144 was in force there. Rahul and Priyanka then alighted from their vehicle and started walking along the expressway to Hathras. When the police tried to stop them again, a clash broke out, during which Rahul and Priyanka were CONTINUED ON P7 detained. MAJOR VENTURE Goldman Sachs to set up shop in Hyderabad E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Hyderabad INVESTMENT banking company Goldman Sachs has decided to venture into Hyderabad. Representatives of the firm interacted with IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao over video-conference on Thursday elaborating upon their plans to set up , shop in the city Responding positively KTR . , said the State government will support the firm in its future ventures. “The new Hyderabad office will be the second location of Goldman Sachs Services in India. It will complement the Bengaluru office in terms of both execution and support,” the company stated in a release. The new office is expected to commence operations in the second half of 2021, with about 500 employees. It would leverage the expertise of the existing leadership from the Bengaluru office, while investing in a strong pool of competitive, world-class local talent. The key criteria for the new location includes availability of commercial real estate and housing for staff. CONTINUED ON P4 EXPRESS READ Covid spread slow in TS, says NIN The number of Covid cases in TS increased 40-fold between May and August. But, on a positive note, National Institute of Nutrition said the infection spread is slow and attributed it to apt infection control measures | P4 IPL TODAY HYDERABAD CHENNAI CSK will be eyeing a comeback when they take on SRH in Dubai on Friday L I V E : S TA R S P O R T S 1 / H O T S TA R @ 7. 30 P M Tourists take a selfie with the picturesque Bogatha waterfalls in the background on Thursday
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