tirupati l monday l October 12, 2020 l `7.00 l PAGES 28 l anantapur EDITION hamilton level with schumacher’s win record Six-time world champion comes up on top at Eifel Grand Prix to equal German great’s tally of 91 Formula One wins. seventh win of 2020 for briton This season may have begun late but Hamilton is making up for lost time. The win at Nurburgring was his seventh triumph in just 11 races in 2020. After pole-sitter Valtteri Bottas suffered an early retirement, the 35-yearold took his Mercedes home in a measured performance. Max Verstappen finished in second place. The next race is in Portugal after two weeks. 6 championship record next? ■ ■ Hamilton could equal another of the German’s records if he wins the drivers’ championship. Schumacher leads with seven. Hamilton said he didn’t think it was possible to match Schumacher’s record of 91 wins. “Seeing Michael’s dominance (...) P11 don’t think could ever think of getting near Michael...” no of races remaining in the calendar 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 Hathras horror CBI takes charge, files fresh case N a m i ta B a j pa i @ Lucknow @ New Delhi Sitting on release of compensation K anu Sa r da @ New Delhi Days after the alleged gang-rape and murder of a Dalit girl in Hathras, the spotlight is back on the way the victims and their families are treated. Though governments generally announce compensation, in most cases accessing it is not easy which is one reason why much of the awarded sum is , yet to be disbursed, data analysis shows. In 2016, a Central Victim Compensation Fund within the Nirbhaya fund created Five states by the Union government, released a spent zero grant to all states, of which just 36% were Maharashtra, used, according to a Parliamentary Panel Manipur, Sikkim, report submitted last year. Meghalaya, Lack of awareness among survivors is Tripura and a primary reason for not getting compenDaman & Diu did sation. There have been cases where the not spent even a police fail to forward cases to the State rupee from the Legal Services Authority, which is the Nirbhaya Fund sanctioning body The biggest compensa. allocated by MHA tion bottleneck is the divisional commissioner, who is responsible for disbursing funds but files get stuck for some reason at that level. Anyway each state has its own scheme for compensating , victims and the payout varies. The Ministry of Home Affairs released `1,656 crore in the last five years to states and Union Territories under the Nirbhaya Fund, but received utilisation certificates for less than 9% of the sum. More rains ahead After very heavy rainfall in Kadapa, Chittoor and East Godavari districts under the influence of a depression in the Bay of Bengal and a vigorous southwest monsoon, the IMD has said more showers are coming across the State The depression is very likely to intensify into a deep depression and cross the AP coast between Narsapur and Vishakhapatnam on Monday night He cannot sit on it; opinion divided on whether he should call a full SC court or form a panel to study the matter E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e A day after the Centre handed over the probe into the alleged gang-rape and murder of a 20-year-old Dalit girl in Hathras, the agency registered a case at its Anti-Corruption Branch in Ghaziabad under relevant sections of the IPC and the SC/ ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989, on Sunday . It filed its first information report (FIR) against main accused Sandeep of Boolgarhi village based on a complaint lodged by the victim’s brother at Chandpa police station in Hathras on September 14. He had alleged that the accused tried to kill her by strangulation in a millet field. The case was earlier being probed by a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up by Family to go the UP government on September 30. On to HC today the SIT’s radar was also Dr Rajkumari Bansal, a member of the Jabalpur MediThe victim’s . family will appear cal College’s faculty She had stayed with the victim’s family from October 4-6, posbefore the Lucknow bench of ing as the deceased girl’s sister-in-law. “I’m India’s daughter. I’ll go back to the the Allahabad family again and fight for them,” Bansal High Court today told this newspaper. She also faces posto apprise it of sible disciplinary action by her college. their version of The CBI named Seema Pahuja, deputy the incident superintendent of police, ACB (Ghaziabad), as the Investigating Officer for the probe. The team is likely to reach Hathras soon and take over the the case from the district police and the SIT. The victim, who succumbed to injuries at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on September 29, had named four person in her dying declaration — Sandeep, Ramkumar, Ravi and Luvkush. All four are under arrest. The next two days are likely to witness rains Charges against SC judge put CJI in a spot Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall Moderate to heavy rainfall East Godavari West Godavari Vizianagaram Srikakulam Visakhapatnam Krishna Guntur Praksam Chittoor Kurnool Kadapa Anantapur Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea. Revenue, police, fire services personnel in all coastal mandals have been put on high alert A fresh low-pressure area is likely to form over the North Andaman Sea around Wednesday Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s letter to Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, in which he levelled serious allegations Justice N V Ramana, has perhaps put the CJI in a position no other head of India’s judiciary has faced. Unlike anonymous complaints from the public against members of the judiciary, this letter to the CJI has been written by a person holding a constitutional position against another person, who also holds a similar post. In the face of this situation, Chief Justice Bobde may have no option but to take cogni- sance of the letter one way or the other, especially as the matter is now in the public domain after the letter was shared with the media by the chief minister’s principal adviser Ajeya Kallam on Saturday . But opinions are divided over the options before the CJI to address the issue. One set of apex court judges said as per procedure, CJI Bobde will have to place the complaint before the full court of the Supreme Court for its consideration. These judges said if a complaint is received against a sitting judge, it needs to be placed before all judges of the court, who will then take a collective decision on the matter. “The fact is that the complaint has Amid the spree of thefts at temples in the State, including that of three silver lions from the chariot of Goddess Kanaka Durga temple in Vijayawada, it has come to light that about 500 kg of brass items offered to the presiding deity at Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Simhachalam are missing. The missing items are Whatever be the CJI’s next step, he has no precedent to fall back upon. In his letter, Jagan alleged that Justice Ramana’s family members were involved in “questionable” land deals relating to the Amaravati project and that he interfered with the functioning of the Andhra high court. E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Anantapur M Sravani, an Intermediate student of KGBV in Mudigubba of Anantapur, will never forget October 11, 2020. She got a chance to sign two important files — granting `25,000 as compensation to victims of sexual assault, and an order directing that no woman shall be asked to work in a government office between 8 pm and 8 am — as the Collector of Anantapur district. As part of the ‘Balike Bhavishyathhu’ (girl child is the future) programme, the district administration, on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, let Sravani sit in the Collector’s chair and run the show for the day Collector . Gandham Chandrudu had on Saturday announced that a girl would be made the head of the department in every government office in the district. Sravani also visited Ananta- Intermediate student M Sravani signs a document as Collector during the ‘Balike Bhavishyathhu’ programme in Anantapur district on Sunday | Express Girls to get long-term mentorsihp and assistance from officials Collector G Chandrudu said women should be given equal opportunities in every sphere of activity, be it administration, politics or education. “For that to happen, a proactive approach and positive attitude has to be developed from the student stage itself. Towards this end, we planned this programme, making girls perform the duties of officials for a day. These girls will be provided long-term mentorship and assistance from the respective officials to settle in life and achieve their goals,” he said RAFALUTION Rafael Nadal decimated World No 1 Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the French Open final on Sunday. This was his 20th Grand Slam title, equalling Roger Federer’s all-time men’s record No of Grand Slam titles (M) 20 20 17 Roger Federer Rafael Nadal pur Town First Road to learn the ground realities, and directed the officials concerned to address the problems in the area such as stagnation of water near Mantralayam Raghvendra Swamy temple. She inspected the Municipal Girls High School and enquired about the Jagannan Vidya Kanuka scheme and the Naadu Nedu programme. Sravani was selected through a lottery system to serve as the Collector for a day. “My father Pamulethi is a farmer and mother Rathnamma is a daily-wage labourer. I am grateful for this valuable opportunity,” she said after taking over as Collector. Sravani promised to strive for road safety and protection of the rights of the girl child, among other things. She drew the attention of officials to the need to improve sanitation, remove garbage on roads, and address farmers’ needs, as their crops have been inundated by Continued on P4 rainwater. Clay station It’s not about equalling Roger on 20, for me today it’s just a Roland Garros victory. Roland Garros means everything to me. I spent most of the most important moments of my tennis career here 13 13 100 French Open titles for Rafael Nadal. He has won the title everytime he has reached the final at Roland Garros French Open titles for Nadal is also the most for any men’s player across all four Grand Slams wins for Nadal at Roland Garros. The highest for anyone at French Open Novak Djokovic Where and when he won his 20 Slams Australian Open 2009 French Open 2005-2008, 2010-2014, 2017-2020 Wimbledon 2008, 2010 US Open 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019 Farm laws Modi hits out at Opposition for attempt to derail reforms E x p r e s s ne w s s e r v i c e @ New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lashed out at the critics of his government’s agri-reforms, saying they do not want farmers to become self-reliant. “Many people don’t want villages, the poor, the farmer and the labourer to be ‘aatmanirbhar’ (self-reliant),” he said, speaking at a programme to launch the physical distribution of property cards under the ‘SVAMITVA’ scheme. The PM said his government’s measures to empower farmers, including by directly transferring money to them, have hit the middleman hard by wiping out their source of “illegitimate ear nings”. He charged that the opposition strengthened its power through the middlemen. “They are upset not for farmers but for themselves. For ages they strengthened their power through middlemen,” the PM said. The SVAMITVA scheme is aimed at providing legal documents for properties held by rural households. “The beneficiaries will have a right, a legal document of owning their houses. The country has taken another major step towards an Atmanirbhar Bharat,” the PM said. THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST AFP worth around `1.20 lakh, temple officials said. Simhachalam Temple assistant EO (AEO) P Rama Rao said they noticed a few days ago that some bags containing the brass valuables were missing. After an internal enquiry the temple , authorities lodged a complaint with the police on Saturday. “The items were offered by devotees and were stored at the kalyanamandapam in the temple premises. They were cov- CJI can formulate a committee of sitting judges, too, to probe the alle g ations,” another former SC judge explained, adding that since Justice Ramana is next in line to become the CJI, the allegations against him cannot be ignored. These judges said in the event of the CJI constituting a panel, he may have to divest Justice Ramana of some of his responsibilities, such as dropping him from the SC collegium. Justice Ramana has been a collegium member for some years now. A senior Supreme Court lawyer said irrespective of the merit of the complaint, “the public has a right to know about the collective response of the Supreme Court to it.” WITH THIS ISSUE 500 kg brass offerings stolen from Simhachalam @ Visakhapatnam NO precedent to fall back upon ‘Youngest collector’ makes her stint count Temple heist E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e been made by a Chief Minister, it is expected of the CJI to place the matter before the full court of the Supreme Court so that an appropriate response can be initiated,” said a former judge. This procedure is also con- tained in the principles of judicial conduct adopted by the SC’s full court two decades ago, which clearly laid down that any complaint against sitting judges would have to be considered by all the judges of the highest court. The need for a full court sitting was considered necessary to keep the judiciary’s image above suspicion. Some other judges felt that the CJI can even decide to set a up a committee to look into the allegations. “In some cases, the ered with iron mesh as the contractor who won the auction would take them,” the AEO said. The temple authorities questioned the security guards regarding the missing items. “Since we could not get any clues, we lodged a complaint with the police,” they said, adding that the theft might have taken place 10-15 days ago. They suspect it was committed beP5 tween 7 pm and 5 am. YOUR LIFE COACH 28 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID) Rushikonda Beach gets blue flag tag Visakhapatnam: Rushikonda Beach is among the nine beaches in India that have been chosen for blue flag certification. It will now find a place on the international map, and is likely to attract more tourists from abroad. Among the 33 parameters assessed for the blue flag certification are beach water quality, environment management and safety measures. The certification is given by the Denmark-based Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Blue flag beaches are also considered to be among the cleanest
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