HYDERABAD MONDAY OCTOBER 12, 2020 `7.00 PAGES 28 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 (...) 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 Charges against SC judge put CJI in a spot KILLER CAT IN TRAP The Telangana Forest Department officials trapped a leopard near the WALAMTARI campus in Rajendranagar on Sunday. They had set up traps and started to patrol the area regularly in search of the big cat after several reports of cattle being killed surfaced over the last one month. He cannot sit on it; opinion divided on whether he should call a full SC court or form a panel to study the matter EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi The six-year-old male leopard being translocated to the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad on Sunday | P3 HATHRAS HORROR CBI TAKES CHARGE, FILES FRESH CASE N A M I TA B A J PA I @ Lucknow 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 FIR against main accused Sandeep of Boolgarhi village based on a complaint lodged by Family to go the victim’s brother at Chandpa police to HC today station in Hathras on September 14. He had alleged that the accused tried to kill The victim’s family will appear her by strangulation in a millet field. The case was earlier being probed by a before the Lucknow bench of three-member Special Investigation the Allahabad HC Team (SIT) set up by the UP government on September 30. On the SIT’s radar was on Monday to also Dr Rajkumari Bansal, a member of apprise it of their the Jabalpur Medical College’s faculty. version of the She had stayed with the victim’s family incident from October 4-6, posing as the deceased girl’s sister-in-law. “I’m India’s daughter. I’ll go back to the family again and fight for them,” Bansal told this newspaper. She also faces possible disciplinary action by her college. CBI named Seema Pahuja, deputy superintendent of police, ACB (Ghaziabad), as the Investigating Officer. The team is likely to reach Hathras soon and take over the case from the district police and the SIT. The victim had named four persons in her dying declaration and all are under arrest. SITTING ON RELEASE OF COMPENSATION K A N U S A R D A @ 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. Five states In 2016, a Central Victim Compensation spent zero Fund within the Nirbhaya fund created by the Union government, released a Maharashtra, grant to all states, of which just 36% were Manipur, Sikkim, used, according to a Parliamentary Panel Meghalaya, report submitted last year. Tripura and Lack of awareness among survivors is Daman & Diu did a primary reason for not getting compennot spend even a sation. There have been cases where the rupee from the police fail to forward cases to the State Nirbhaya Fund allocated by MHA Legal Services Authority, which is the sanctioning body The biggest compensa. 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 UTs under the Nirbhaya Fund, but received utilisation certificates for less than 9% of the sum. ANDHRA Pradesh Chief Minister YS 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- EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE TWO women of a family in, cluding a 19-year-old who was to get married next week, were killed when their house in the Old City collapsed on the night of October 10, a day after heavy rains brought Hyderabad to a grinding halt. Five others of the family were injured in the incident and shifted to the Osmania General Hospital, where their condition is reportedly stable. This is the second incident of loss of life in the city after the downpour on the night of October 9, which resulted in 15 cm of rainfall in just about three hours. According to the Hussaini Alam police, the deceased have been identified as Farha Begum and Anees BeCONTINUED ON P3 gum, 19. WITH museums from the Netherlands promising to return over one lakh artefacts which were looted from Sri Lanka and Indonesia, there is a growing demand in Hyderabad that the Dutch should also hand over a number of paintings from the erstwhile Golconda kingdom that are housed in the famous Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam. These miniature paintings date 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. strategies to deal with the growing Maoist menace. According to sources, TRS IN what seems to be a tactical leader Maduri Bhimeswara change in operations, activists Rao, who was also a fertiliser of the CPI (Maoist) stabbed a dealer, was hacked to death by local TRS leader to death in about six Maoists. T hey front of his family at Alubaka dragged him out of his home in Venkatapuram mandal of even as the distraught family Mulugu district on Satbeseeched them to leave urday midnight. him alone. Bhimeswara With this, the MaoRao is survived by his ists seem to have sent a wife Kumari and three message that they are children. undeterred by the reKumari said six percent meeting of the sons asked her husband senior police officers of to come out of the Telangana, Chhattis- M Bhimeswara Rao house, seeking finangarh and the Central cial help for medical Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at treatment for one of them. “My Venkatapuram. Held earlier husband suspected something this month, it was attended by sinister as they were armed. Senior Security Advisor to the When we did not open the door, Ministry of Home K Vijay Ku- they broke it open with an iron mar, Telangana DGP M Ma- rod and barged into the house. hender Reddy, DG CRPF AP We fell at their feet and pleaded Maheshwari and several top- with them to leave us alone, but ranking officers, who discussed they brutally murdered my 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 husband in front of us,” she said. According to the police, the Maoists, before leaving, left a two-page letter in which they demanded that the TRS and BJP leaders resign from their parties or else they would also meet a similar fate as Bhimeswara Rao’s. The letter also stated that the leader cheated farmers by selling pesticides at a high price, branded all those who questioned him as Maoist infor mants and tipped off the police to go after them. He was a money lender and bled the poor farmers white by charging exorbitant rates of interest, the Maoists’ letter stated. “This incident has thrown a challenge at us, as it happened after our DGP and top police officials involved in anti-naxalite operations met here,” a police official said. CONTINUED ON P2 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 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 CONTINUED ON P4 A painting of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by Indian miniaturists in Golconda, on display at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam Modi hits out at Opposition for attempt to derail reforms EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ 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. WITH THIS ISSUE THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST REPORT ON P11 haraj, Raja Man Singh and others. The book ‘Notes on a Collection of Historical Portraits from Golconda’ by Dr Hermann Goetz sheds some light on when these were shipped to the Netherlands. 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.” FARM LAWS Novak Djokovic Another repatriation debate sparks off back to the 17th century when the Dutch first touched the shores of the sub-continent. They were made in Golconda by miniaturists for Europeans, who were stationed here for textile trade, according to the website of the Rijksmuseum. At the museum, these paintings are part of a set called the ‘Witsen Album’ which comprises 49 miniature paintings of rulers such as Akbar, Shah Jahan, Chhatrapati Shivaji Ma- NO PRECEDENT TO FALL BACK UPON @ Mulugu/Asifabad/Bhadrachalam RAFALUTION Rafael Nadal 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- EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Hyderabad Roger Federer 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 Maoists change tack, murder TRS leader in front of family Two crushed to death in Hyd as house collapses PRICELESS POSSESSIONS A I H I K S U R @ Hyderabad 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 AFP YOUR LIFE COACH 28 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID) Trump ‘devotee’ dies of heart attack EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Medak HEARTBROKEN by the news of his hero and US President Donald Trump getting infected by Covid-19, his fan Bussa Krishna died of cardiac arrest at Tupran in Medak district on Sunday afternoon. An ardent fan of Trump, 33-year-old Krishna, who hails from Konne village in Bastanpet mandal of Jangaon district, had built a temple for him, spending `14 lakh from his own pocket. He used to perform puja to his statue in the temple every day, but moved to Tupran in March, when the lockdown was clamped, to live with his relatives. He also bought a house there. According to his relatives, Krishna was depressed and used to cry despite being told that Trump was recovering. “When Trump came to India, Krishna went to Gujarat. He spent `80,000 on his trip but the security personnel did not allow him anywhere near the US President,” his uncle B Ashok said. Bussa Krishna at the temple which he built for Trump, at Konne village in Bastanpet mandal of Jangaon
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