WARANGAL SUNDAY OCTOBER 04, 2020 `8.00 PAGES 24 CITY EDITION FEVERISH TRUMP FLOWN TO HOSPITAL FOR COVID CARE The US president developed a low-grade fever, nasal congestion and cough following Covid diagnosis, reports said JUST A PRECAUTIONARY MOVE: WHITE HOUSE HE’LL CONTINUE TO WORK FROM HOSPITAL President Donald Trump is being administered the anti-viral drug remdesivir at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Besides, the 74-year-old received a single dose of Regeneron’s antibody cocktail—a treatment not yet approved by regulators. The White House said the hospitalisation, expected to last for a few days, was only precautionary ■ ■ Trump will continue to work from the hospital’s presidential suite. The White House said he remains fully in-charge, and is not planning to transfer authority to Vice President Mike Pence A source close to the president said his vital signs were “very concerning”, but have improved since hospitalisation | P9 20% CHANCE OF TRUMP DEVELOPING SEVERE DISEASE, HEALTH EXPERTS SAY 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 Rahul, Priyanka meet victim’s family TEJASHWI TO BE FACE OF BIHAR GRAND ALLIANCE Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav will be the chief ministerial candidate of the Mahagathbandhan Miffed ally walks out Soon after Tejashwi announced the seatsharing formula, an angry Vikassheel Insan Party (VIP) chief Mukesh Sahani stormed out of the presser as no seat was allocated to his party. There were dramatic scenes as VIP cardre turned violent and shouted slogans against Tejashwi, who was immediately escorted out by security guards | P8 N A M I TA BA J PA I @ Lucknow SEAT-SHARING AFTER two days of siege, the Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday allowed politicians and media persons to enter Hathras to visit the family of the Dalit girl who died on Tuesday in a Delhi hospital. After the state government Party Seats RJD 144 Congress 70 CPI(ML) 19 CPI 6 CPI(M) 4 TOTAL SEATS 243 allowed five-member delegations of political parties to meet the family Congress lead, er Rahul Gandhi, his sister Priyanka Gandhi and three senior party leaders met visited Hathras on Saturday evening. The Congress leaders, including K C Venugopal, P L Punia and Mukul Vasnik, held a closed-door meeting with the family for around 30 minutes. According to sources, they assured the family of full support in their fight for justice. Earlier in the day Additional , Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi and DGP H C Awasthy visited Hathras and assured the family of quick and stern action against the culprits. During the visit, first by high-ranking officials of the state government, both officials squatted on the ground and listened to the family patiently for about an hour. The family informed the officials of multiple lapses on the part of the police and the district administration. They also questioned the police’s hurried Poll pressure? UP govt climbs down Hearing into Jagan’s assets case to resume soon on Hathras stance A policeman tries to pull back Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi, who was on her way to Hathras, at the Delhi-Noida border on Saturday | SHEKHAR YADAV R RAJASHEKAR RAO @ Hyderabad Allows political parties to visit the girl’s village, recommends CBI investigation M A N I S H A N A N D @ New Delhi A possible high decibel level elections in Bihar later this month and key byelections in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh around the same time appear to have nudged the UP government to climb down from its apparent belligerence in the Hathras rapeand-murder case. With the incident grabbing headlines and protests threatening to go out of hand, the UP government changed tack on Saturday, ordering a CBI probe, allowing Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi to visit Hathras and top state officials meeting the victim’s family . Just two days back, Rahul and Priyanka were stopped from visiting the victim’s family while on Friday a Tri, namool Congress delegation was given rough treatment with member of parliament Derek O’Brien even apparently pushed to the ground when he and his team tried to force their way to Hathras. The BJP also seems to have been unnerved by uneasy voices within. What had been spoken with much circumspection among a section of leaders was put forth bluntly by Uma Bharti, that Hathras “dented the image of the party and the UP government”. Lok Sabha MPs Manoj Tiwary and Parvesh Verma also came out against the “police high-handedness.” The Hathras victim belonged to the Dalit community and the BJP lacking a cred, ible Dalit face in its ranks, has been trying to build bridges with the community on the appeal of PM Narendra Modi. CONTINUED ON P7 THE alleged disproportionate assets case of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will soon come up for hearing before the Special CBI Court at Hyderabad following the directions issued by the Telangana High Court on Saturday. Besides Jagan, several others including YSRC MP V Vijayasai Reddy MLA Dharma, na Prasada Rao, P Sabitha Indra Reddy who is now the Edu, cation Minister of Telangana, and several senior IAS officers and industrialists are involved in the assets case. The case was last heard in February this year. Apart from the special court for MPs and MLAs, cases against legislators are pending before the Special CBI Court in Telangana. In February this year, the CBI filed a counter affidavit before the Telangana High Court dealing with 11 petitions filed by Jagan seeking to quash the order of the Special CBI Court, to dispense with his personal appearance before the trial court and to allow his advocate to appear on his behalf during hearing of criminal proceedings initiated against him on Fridays. When Jagan’s counsel IPL MATCH TODAY MUMBAI HYDERABAD Hyderabad has found form to win two matches in a row. On Sunday, they face Mumbai in Sharjah. ODDS: MI 8/11 SRH 13/10 PUNJAB CHENNAI Two teams at the bottom, who are desperate for wins, lock horns in Dubai in the second game of the day. ODDS: KXIP 1/1 CSK 5/6 LIVE: Star Sports1/Hotstar @ 3.30pm NEW WEEKEND HANGOUT Taking advantage of new rules that prohibit traffic during weekends, youngsters enjoy a day out on Durgam Cheruvu cable bridge on Saturday | VINAY MADAPU Sushant’s death clear case of suicide: AIIMS E N S @ New Delhi A panel of doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi on Saturday ruled out murder in the sensational Sushant Singh Rajput death case. The panel concluded, on the basis of forensic evidence, that the actor’s death was a “clear case of suicide”. In its report to the CBI, the panel noted that there were no marks on the actor’s body, other than a ligature mark on the neck caused by hanging. SIT GIVES CLEAN CHIT TO 25 COPS IN NAYEEM CASE MOULI MAREEDU @ Hyderabad THE Special Investigation Team (SIT) gave a clean chit to 25 police officers who were accused of having links with slain gangster Mohammed Nayeemuddin alias Nayeem. The SIT also withdrew eight of the 173 cases registered at different police limits in the State in connection with Nayeem’s illegal activities, including land grabbing. This information was provided by Y Nagi Reddy Inspec, tor General of Police, SIT Hy- derabad, in reply to an RTI query filed by Forum for Good Governance Secretary M Padmanabha Reddy . To a question on number of cases in which action was initiated against police officers and politicians, the reply said: “No police officer is cited as accused in any case” and “(8) politicians are involved in 139 cases”. In another query the Forum , for Good Governance asked whether any action was taken to return the lands grabbed by Nayeem to their original CONTINUED ON P4 owners. 8 cases withdrawn The SIT also withdrew eight of the 173 cases registered at different police limits in the State in connection with slain gangster Nayeem’s illegal activities, including land grabbing urged for passing specific orders regarding his appearance before the trial court, the Court suggested the counsel to inform the CBI court about the high court case which was posted to April 9 this year for final hearing. Pursuant to the Supreme Court recent order in Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay and others vs Union of India and others case, the Telangana High Court issued orders on Saturday directing the Metropolitan sessions judge at Hyderabad, special judge for trial of cases against MPs and MLAs, special judge under the Prevention of Corruption Act for speedy trial of cases of embezzlement of scholarship amounts in Social Welfare Department at Hyderabad and Principal CBI Judge and Principal ACB Judge at Hyderabad to take up hearing of the cases pending before their courts against the MPs and MLAs on day to day basis. The Apex Court asked all the High Courts in the country to provide the requisite details of pending cases involving sitting or former legislators, to hear the matter on a day to day basis and dispose of the same expeditiously, preferably within two months. cremation. “We want to know whose body was burnt that day . All of us requested the police and the administration to allow us to see her one last time,” the victim’s brother told the officers. They also accused district officials of locking the family up in their home and taking away their phones. Later, addressing a press conference, Awasthi said the family would be given 24X7 security and measures will be taken to check any possible caste conflict in the village in future. EXPRESS READ ‘Strategically imp’ Atal Tunnel opened Chandigarh: PM Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the 9.02 kilometre-long Atal Tunnel built at an altitude of 3,000 meters (10,00 feet) in Rohtang. Addressing a function after inaugurating PM Modi said: “Nothing is more important for us than the defence of the country.” | P8 DRAGON’S DILEMMA PLUS 12 PAGES WITH THIS ISSUE
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