JAB-O-METER TAKE YOUR SHOT September 10 56,91,552 doses September 11 64,49,552 doses TOTAL DOSES: 73,73,67,313 NATIONWIDE SEP 10 SEP 11 Fresh cases 34,973 33,376 Recoveries Deaths 37,681 32,198 260 308 TELANGANA SEP 10 SEP 11 Fresh cases DJOKOVIC EYES HISTORIC 21, MEDVEDEV STANDS IN WAY Novak Djokovic looks to win record 21st Grand Slam title, faces Russian Daniil Medvedev in Sunday’s US Open ﬁnal DANIIL MEDVEDEV 296 Recoveries Deaths HYDERABAD SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2021 `12.00 PAGES 24 LATE CITY EDITION 220 338 1 322 1 NOVAK DJOKOVIC SERB’S NOTICE FOR MORE RECORDS After beating Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Alexander Zverev in semis, the World No 1 is seeking his fourth US Open title and 21st Slam that will take him above all-time record he shares with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. He could be the oldest US Open champ since Ken Rosewall at 35 in 1970 and can complete calendar Grand Slam, first male player to do so since 1969 | P11 ■ 20-10 MEDVEDEV HOPES TO BE THIRD TIME LUCKY ■ Medvedev, the 2019 US Open runner-up, beat Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 to reach his third career Slam final The final is a rematch of February’s Australian Open final won by Djokovic in straight sets. In head-to-head, Medvedev trails Djokovic 3-5. LIVE ON STAR SPORTS NETWORK: 1.30am (Monday) DJOKOVIC’S WIN-LOSS RECORD IN MAJOR FINALS 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 Sudden move comes after the state unit flags concerns over crucial Patidars tilting towards Aam Aadmi Party Vijay Rupani resigns as Guj Chief Minister S U D H I R S U R YA W A N S H I @ Mumbai Unique numbers for drones Scindia said that strict measures were in place to register drones with unique numbers, just like automobiles, and that there would be a thorough screening process in the case of drone importing An expert placing a medicine case inside a drone, as part of the ‘Medicine from the Sky’ project, at Vikarabad on Saturday; the drone on the way to its destination — a health centre ‘Medicine from Sky’ project takes wing in Vikarabad dist and non-intrusive monitoring. “As per the new rules, there would still be UNION Minister for Civil Aviation multiple interventions, but with no Jyotiraditya Scindia marked the suc- human interface, to upload data and cessful launch of the ‘Medicine from get permissions for flight. This opens the Sky’ project in Vikarabad on Sat- doors to unleash the great potential urday Stating that it would go down of young innovators,” he said. . in history as “a revolutionary initiaThe Union Minister also said that tive”, Scindia said India efforts were on to converge was not just a follower, but with the State governments a world leader in bringing to prepare an interactive ground-breaking technoairspace map — which In the future, logical drone innovations would be ready in a month drones could even to the fore. or two — with green, yellow be used to ferry He, along with Telangana and red zones for flying passengers, just IT and Industries Minister drones. As many as 16 green like cabs. By the KT Rama Rao and Educazones would be exclusively year 2030, India tion Minister Sabitha Indra would be the global marked for delivering mediReddy, launched three cines, vaccines, blood units, hub of drone drones developed by Marut and even organs to the retechnology D ro n e s, S k y A i r a n d motest of areas, Scindia Jyotiraditya Scindia, TechEagle Innovations, said. Union Minister for which successfully carried The Union Minister said Civil Aviation payloads of vaccines in a that strict measures were in controlled environment to a place to register drones community health centre located 6 with unique numbers, just like autokm away from the launch site at the mobiles, and that there would be a Police Parade Grounds. thorough screening process in the “The dream of Prime Minister case of drone importing. Narendra Modi has become a reality Scindia also said that in the future, now,” Scindia said, while pointing drones could even be used to ferry out that the recently introduced passengers, just like cabs, and that by drone rules and policy by the Centre 2030, India would be the global hub of P4 were based on trust, self-certification drone technology . EX PRESS N EWS SERVICE @ Hyderabad IN an unexpected move, Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani resigned on Saturday. While Rupani said his decision was in tune with the BJP’s tradition of regularly changing workers’ responsibilities, sources claimed his exit came as the state unit did not want to contest the 2022 polls under him. Sources said BJP state chief C R Patil had recently told the central leadership the party should not fight the 2022 polls under Rupani as the crucial Patidar base was eroding due to the entry of the Aam Aadmi Party . Also, Rupani had been criticised for his handling of the Covid-19 second wave. There were reports of him not being in sync with state unit chief C R Patil, who tightened his grip on the party following creditable RASH DRIVING show at the block panchayat and local body elections in March this year. His exit is seen as both an attempt at course correction and tackling antiincumbency ahead of polls. The BJP legislature party is expected to meet on Sunday to elect a new leader. Prominent names doing the rounds are Patil, deputy CM and Patidar leader Nitin Patel and Union minister Parshottam Rupala. A BJP leader said, “Rupani is not popular with the cadre and is perceived to be a meek CM. His Gujarati is also not good. Rupani’s speeches have become the laughing stock among the youth,” a senior leader said. Besides the shift of the Patidars to AAP the prospect of a large percent, age of other voters, too, tilting towards the AAP and the Congress had become real, the leader added. IN THE RACE Sources said Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya, a Patidar, is a front-runner for the CM’s post. Lakshadweep Governor Praful Khoda Patel is also said to be in the race 3RD CM TO LOSE JOB Rupani’s exit is the third change the BJP has effected in state leaderships in as many months. Before him, the CMs of Karnataka and election-bound Uttarakhand were changed WITH THIS ISSUE T’wood star Sai Dharam injured in road mishap DEADLY DILEMMAS GUJARAT CONG IN A STATE OF DISARRAY RI CHA SHARMA @ New Delhi THE sudden resignation of Vijay Rupani has deepened the worries of the Congress ahead of next year’s state polls. While Congress leaders termed Rupani’s exit as a reflection of the BJP-led government’s failure in tackling the pandemic and other pressing matters, there’s concern within the grand old party about its own state of affairs. Several Congress leaders expressed concern that a delay in decision-making by the high command on several issues, including key appointments in the state unit, could dent the party’s poll prospects. Gujarat Congress leaders said a change of face in the BJP ahead of elections could be a game changer for the ruling party “The BJP will bring someone . who will revive the party’s electoral fortunes not only in 2022 assembly elections but also for 2024 Lok Sabha polls. It should worry leaders in Delhi as our state unit is in complete disarray and we still don’t have a full-time party chief, Opposition leader and AICC in-charge,” said a senior Congress leader. P8 FRENCH WOMAN MURDERED IN HYDERABAD; ADOPTED DAUGHTER, TWO OTHERS ARRESTED Body of 68-year-old Marie Christine, who went missing two days ago, was found on Saturday. Police said her adopted daughter and two others killed her and dumped her body by a lake | P3 PLUS 12 PAGES EX P R ESS N E WS S E RV I C E @ Hyderabad TOLLYWOOD actor Sai Dharam Tej sustained injuries in a road accident at Madhapur late on Friday The inci. dent occurred when the sports bike he was riding skidded off the road, causing him to fall. Prima facie, it was found that he was not in a drunken state and that speeding led to the mishap. The actor received injuries on the limbs and other body parts. He was first rushed to a private hospital, where he was administered first aid, and was moved to Apollo Hospital for better treatment. He is said to be out of danger now. A case has been registered against Sai Dharam at Raidurgam police station for dangerous and rash driving and endangering human life or the personal safety of others. The actor was on the road stretching from Durgam Cheruvu cable bridge towards IKEA when the accident occurred, said ACP Madhapur Ch Raghunandan Rao. 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Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia said the area was cleared in a matter of 30 minutes | P7 Actor Sai Dharam Tej being taken to a hospital after the mishap, on Friday night SAI DHARAM WAS SPEEDING, RIDING RECKLESSLY, FIND HYDERABAD POLICE P3 MUDDYING THE WATERS No official word on PoP idol immersion yet E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Hyderabad TWO days after the High Court of Telangana issued an order stating Plaster of Paris (PoP) idols should not be immersed in the water bodies of Hyderabad, confusion prevailed as to where they could be immersed, or whether they could be immersed at all. The first day of the immersion is on Sunday but the of, ficials concerned have not issued a clarification on the matter and remain tight-lipped about their plans. They, however, have said that the High Court directive would be enforced to a T. The Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samithi (BGUS), meanwhile, urged the State government to file a review petition against the High Court verdict on Saturday. The BGUS also said that it would immerse the idols in water bodies, including the Hussainsagar, as has been the practice for the past several years. The members said they would approach the Supreme Court against the restriction on the immersion of Ganesh idols, if need be. “The State gover nment should ensure that Hindu sentiments are protected and the festival is conducted with all the customs in place. As there is little time for idol immersion, the State government should move the court immediately and see that the idols are immersed in the water bodies of Hyderabad,” said BGUS g eneral secretary Bhagvanth Rao. “We will wait for the State government to make its move. Based on its reaction, we will decide our future course of action,” he added. 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