vijayawada l monday l October 12, 2020 l `7.00 l PAGES 28 l late city EDITION hamilton now level with schumacher’s 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 (...) don’t think anyone could ever think of getting near Michael...” P11 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 CBI takes charge; HC to hear victim’s family radar was also Dr Rajkumari Bansal, a member of the A day after the Centre handed Jabalpur Medical College’s over the probe into the alleged faculty. She had stayed with gang-rape and murder of a the victim’s family from Octo20-year-old Dalit girl in Hath- ber 4-6, posing as the deceased ras district to the CBI, the girl’s sister-in-law. “I’m India’s agency registered a case at its daughter. I’ll go back to the Anti-Corruption Branch in family again and fight for Ghaziabad under relevant sec- them,” Bansal told this newstions of the IPC and paper. She also faces Trip put off the SC/ST (Prevenpossible disciplinary tion of Atrocities) action by her college. A fact-finding Act on Sunday . The CBI named team of Left It filed its first in- parties called off Seema Pahuja, depufo r m at i o n re p o r t their visit to meet ty superintendent of (FIR) against main police, ACB (Ghaziathe victim’s accused Sandeep of family and rapped bad), as the InvestiBoolg arhi village gating Officer for the the UP govt for based on a complaint probe. The team is denying them a lodged by the victim’s chance to interact likely to reach Hathbrother at Chandpa ras soon and take with them police station in Hathover the the case from ras on September 14. the district police and the SIT. He had alleged that the acMeanwhile, the victim’s cused tried to strangulate her family members will appear in a millet field. before the Lucknow bench of The case was earlier being the Allahabad High Court on probed by a three-member Spe- Monday The court on October . cial Investigation Team (SIT) 1 had asked them to appear in set up by the UP government person to apprise it of their on September 30. On the SIT’s version of the incident. N a m i ta B a j pa i @ Lucknow Khushbu to join BJP TODAY? E XPR E SS N E WS S E RVIC E @ Chennai Actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar will join the BJP on Monday in New Delhi, sources in the saffron party in Chennai said late Sunday night. However, Khushbu, currently a national spokesperson of the Congress party, could not be reached for comment. She had refused to answer questions from reporters while at the airport earlier in the evening on her way to Delhi. A BJP party source told Express that Khushbu would be joining the party in presence of its national president JP Nadda. BJP sources also said an IRS officer from TN and a YouTuber are likely to join the party on Monday. The party’s State president L Murugan has been camping in New Delhi since Saturday . For a month now, speculation has been rife that Khushbu might join the BJP. Some of her recent tweets were seen as a signal to the saffron party that her attitude towards it had changed. But on October 6, participating in a Congress event, she stoutly denied the rumours. Khushbu joined the Congress in 2014, having earlier been a member of the DMK from 2010. Born in a Muslim family in Mumbai, Khushbu was one of the most popular Tamil film stars in the 1990s. At the peak of her career, fans even dedicated a temple to her. 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 next two days are likely to witness rains The depression is very likely to intensify into a deep depression and cross the AP coast between Narsapur and Vishakhapatnam on Monday night 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 Charges against SC judge put CJI in a spot 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 @ New Delhi 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 against Justice N V Ramana, has perhaps put the CJI in a position no other head of India’s judiciary has ever faced. Unlike anonymous complaints from the public against members of the judiciary, this one 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 Jagananna 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 Collector for a day, she shows the way 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 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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