HYDERABAD SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 `7.00 PAGES 20 LATE CITY EDITION SPORTS MEMENTOS FETCH A FORTUNE Memorabilia used by Olympians put up for auction by the govt. Maximum interest in Neeraj’s javelin and Lovlina’s boxing gloves PROCEEDS TO GO TO #NAMAMIGANGE MISSION The ‘third edition of the e-Auction of gifts and mementos received by Prime Minister begins from Friday,’ a tweet by the handle of PIB Culture read. “Proceeds from the e-Auction will go to #NamamiGange Mission.” It’s a mission aimed at conserving and rejuvenating Ganga. Other items put up for sale, given to Modi after the Olympics and the Paralympics, include PV Sindhu’s racquet, Bhavani Devi’s sabre and two hockey sticks signed by members of men and women teams. SPORTS SELECT ITEMS Base price Current bid Neeraj Chopa’s gold winning javelin `1 crore `1.5 crore Lovlina Borgohain’s boxing gloves `80 lakh `1.92 crore Sumit Antil’s paragold winning javelin `1 crore `1.08 crore Hockey stick with women’s team signature `80 lakh `1.01 crore Hockey stick with men’s team signature `80 lakh `80.001 lakh PV Sindhu’s racquet and badminton bag `80 lakh `90.02 lakh 1,330 OVERALL ITEMS UP FOR AUCTION; LAST DATE IS OCTOBER 7 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 RADICALISATION IS TODAY’S BIGGEST CHALLENGE: MODI E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ New Delhi GROWING radicalisation is the biggest challenge to world peace and the recent developments in Afghanistan have made this challenge more apparent, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday Participating virtually in . the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Heads of State, Modi said the SCO should develop a common template to fight radicalisation and extremism. Noting that central Asia has been a bastion of moderate and progressive cultures and values, the prime minister said traditions such as Sufism have flourished in Asia over the centuries and spread throughout the region and the world. “In India, and almost in all SCO countries, there are moderate, tolerant and inclusive institutions and tradi- tions associated with Islam. SCO should work to develop a strong network between them,” he said. In a joint declaration issued at the end of the annual summit of the bloc in Tajikistan capital Dushanbe, the leaders of the eight-member SCO states – China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan – strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. While the prime minister participated in the SCO summit virtually, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar attended the Dushanbe meeting in person. TG N A I D U @ Hyderabad DGP M Mahender Reddy on Friday clarified that there was no suspicion in the suicide of Raju. The DGP said: “A total of seven eyewitnesses, including a gangman, farmers and the two loco pilots, have given their statements. For precise evidences, statements are video recorded.” GST Council decides against bringing petrol and diesel under the regime; compensation to states to end in June 2022 A N U R A D H A S H U K L A @ Lucknow HC orders judicial inquiry into death of rape accused DGP dismisses doubts over death of rape accused No fuel to put petrol on the GST list THE Telangana High Court on Friday ordered judicial inquiry into the alleged suspicious suicide death of Palakonda Raju, accused in the rape and murder of the six-year-old girl. The bench comprising Acting Chief Justice M S Ramachandra Rao and Justice T Amarnath Goud asked the 3rd Metropolitan Magistrate, Warangal to look into the matter and submit the inquiry report to the Registrar (Judicial), High Court within four weeks. The police as well as the family members of the deceased Raju or any other person having any material on the issue may appear before the said magistrate within four weeks. As per the High Court direction, the magistrate should submit the inquiry report in a sealed cover. A copy of the postmortem of the deceased will be handed over to the Principal District Judge, Warangal in a pen drive or compact disc by 8 pm on September 18. The Principal District Judge, Warangal shall hand over the same to the Judicial Registrar immediately The bench heard the contention . of State Advocate General BS Prasad that the statements of the seven alleged eyewitnesses P4 have been recorded. THE first in-person GST Council meeting in two years held here on Friday decided against bringing petrol and diesel under the regime as members felt this is “not the right time” for such a step. The proposal was included in the agenda of the meeting following a Kerala High Court directive. “In terms of the recent directions of the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala, the issue of whether specified petroleum products should be brought within the ambit of GST was placed for consideration before the Council. After due deliberation, the Council was of the view that it is not appropriate to do so, at least at this stage,” Sitharaman told reporters after the meeting. Meanwhile, in a big disappointment to states, the GST Coun- cil also ruled out extending the timeframe for compensation to states for their revenue loss due to switching over to GST from the earlier indirect tax regime. According to the GST Act, states will be compensated for five years from the GST rollout on July 1, 2017 till June 30, 2022. ZOMATO, SWIGGY TO PAY GST TO GOVT Starting January 1, 2022, food delivery apps such as Zomato and Swiggy will collect 5% GST, instead of restaurants, for deliveries. There will be no extra burden on end consumers New CJs for Karnataka, Telangana & Andhra among SC collegium’s picks K A N U S A R D A @ New Delhi THE Supreme Court collegium is learnt to have proposed the promotion and/or transfer of as many as 28 high court judges, including eight elevations as chief justices and five transfers of sitting chief justices. According to sources, a threemember collegium headed by Chief Justice of India N V Ramana recommended the promotion and transfer of acting Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court Justice Rajesh Bindal as Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court. Interestingly, Tripura High Court Justice Akil Kureshi, who was overlooked for promotion to the Supreme Court a few weeks ago though he was second in allIndia seniority is proposed to be , transferred to the Rajasthan High Court. Whether the Centre will accept the recommendation remains to be seen, as it had spiked an earlier proposal to appoint him as chief justice of the NATIONWIDE SEP 16 SEP 17 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 34,403 37,950 320 TELANGANA Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 30,570 38,303 431 SEP 16 259 301 1 SEP 17 241 298 2 CJS ON TRANSFER LIST From HC To HC Arup Kumar AP Chhattisgarh Goswami Mohd Rafiq MP Himachal Akil Kureshi Tripura Rajasthan Indrajit Rajasthan Tripura Mahanty Biswanath Meghalaya Sikkim Somadder Name While the compensation payout to states will end in June next year, the compensation cess will continue to be collected till March 2026 to repay back-toback loans taken to fund state compensation. Justifying the move not to extend the compensation period, PROPOSED PROMOTIONS AS CJS Name From HC To HC The decisions are yet to be uploaded on the SC’s website. Sources said the list will be sent to the government soon Rajesh Bindal Prakash Srivastava Prashant Kumar Mishra Ritu Raj Awasthi Satish Chandra Sharma Ranjit V More Aravind Kumar R V Malimath Calcutta Allahabad MP Calcutta Chhattisgarh AP Madhya Pradesh High Court. Sitting Chief Justice of Rajasthan Justice Indrajit Mohanty is proposed to swap places with Justice Kureshi in Tripura. Justice Mohanty is due to retire in November this year. The other proposed transfers of CJs are Justice Arup Kumar Goswami from Andhra Pradesh to Chhattisgarh, Justice Mohammad Rafiq from Madhya Pradesh to Himachal Pradesh, and Justice Biswanath Somadder from Meghalaya to Sikkim. Those recommended for elevation as chief justices include Justice Prashan Kumar Mishra for Andhra HC, Justice Prakash Srivastava for Calcutta; Justice Aravind Kumar for Gujarat; Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi for Karnataka; Justice R V Malimath for Madhya Pradesh; Justice Ranjit V More for Meghalaya and Justice Satish Chandra Sharma for Telangana. The recommendations came shortly after 68 names for judgeship in 12 HCs were cleared in one shot. Allahabad Karnataka Karnataka Telangana Bombay Karnataka Himachal Meghalaya Gujarat MP EXPRESS READ Taliban order male kids, teachers to school Istanbul: THE Taliban’s education ministry says all male students grades six to 12 and male teachers should resume classes starting Saturday. The statement published on Facebook on Friday did not include girls of that age, and the lack of guidance highlighted ongoing concerns that the Taliban might impose restrictions on girls and women. The Taliban previously allowed girls in grades one to six to resume their classes | P9 Sitharaman said the revenue neutral rate at the time of implementing GST was 15.5%, but the actual collection is at 11.6% due to various exemptions and reductions that were implemented later on. The GST Council, The Council, which is headed by the union finance minister and includes representatives from all states and Union territories, also decided to exempt some life saving drugs including cancer P10 medicine from GST. Justice Sharma, avid reader, gold medallist 1981 and obtained LLB degree in 1984, bagging three univerKARNATAKA High Court Act- sity gold medals. Starting his ing Chief Justice Satish Chan- career as an advocate on Sepdra Sharma is one of the eight tember 1, 1984, he practised in names recommended by the Su- Constitutional, Service, Civil preme Court collegium for ap- and Criminal matters in High pointment as chief justicCourt of Madhya Pradesh. es at various high courts He was appointed Addiacross the country Ac. tional Central Governc o rd i n g t o h i g h ly ment Counsel on May placed sources, Justice 28, 993 and later was apSharma is likely to be pointed Senior Panel elevated as the Chief Counsel by GovernJustice of Telangana ment of India on June Published High Court. 28, 2004. In 2003, he was research Born on November designated as a Senior articles 30, 1961 in Bhopal, Advocate by the High Madhya Pradesh, Jus- Justice Sharma is C o u r t o f M a d hya tice Sharma did his Pradesh at 42, becomon the advisory schooling in Christ board of National ing one of the youngChurch Boys Higher est senior advocates of Law Institute Secondary School and MP High Court. University, On June 18, 2008, he Central School, Bhopal. He was elevated as judge Jabalpur. Enrolled as published of MP High Court and a student of Bachelor numerous of Science at Dr Hari research articles appointed as a permanent judge on January Singh Gour Universiand papers 15, 2010. He is an avid ty Sagar in 1979, he se, cured his degree in 1981 with reader and is also known for distinction in three subjects his contributions to various and was awarded the National universities. He is associated Merit Scholarship for post- with National Law universities. He is also on the advisory graduate studies. Later, he enrolled as a student board of National Law Instiof law in the same university in tute University Bhopal. , EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Hyderabad 20 PAGES, INCLUDING 4 OF ENGINEERING SPECIAL, 4 OF CITY EXPRESS End KCR’s rule, script final chapter of Telangana movement: Revanth E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ Gajwel Union Home Minister Amit Shah flashes the victory sign at a well-attended public meeting in Nirmal on Friday BJP not afraid of MIM like TRS and Cong: Shah V I V E K B H O O M I / S R A JA R E D DY @ Hyderabad/Adilabad EXPRESSING confidence that the BJP would surely form the government in Telangana after next Assembly polls, senior party leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said that the saffron brigade is the only alternative to TRS in the State as Congress too is afraid of AIMIM. Addressing a public meeting in Nirmal on the occasion of Telangana Liberation Day, ‘Will celebrate Liberation Day’ During the public meeting, Amit Shah declared that BJP will officially celebrate September 17 as Telangana Liberation Day when the party comes to power in TS Amit Shah said that both TRS and Congress are puppets in the hands of AIMIM. “The tactics of TRS seeking support from AIMIM wouldn’t yield anymore electoral results as the people of Telangana were enlightened and were looking for a government which won’t surrender their self-respect to ‘descendants of Razakars’.” Recalling the sacrifices made by freedom fighters like Ramji Gond, Komaram Bheem, Swami Ramamand Tirtha, Suravaram Pratapa Reddy and Dasaradhi Rangacharya for the liberation of Hyderabad State from Nizams rule, he wondered what was stopping Chief Min- ister K Chandrasekhar Rao from observing September 17 as Liberation Day, a demand the latter had pressed for several times during the statehood movement. “Adivasis fought against the British and the Nizams in 1960s. Thousand soldiers led by Ramji Gond were hanged to death from the banyan tree here. Don’t you remember their sacrifices,” he asked KCR, while criticising the latter for his cowardice in not going against P2 the interests of AIMIM. LAUNCHING a vitriolic attack on Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on the latter’s home turf of Gajwel, TPCC president A Revanth Reddy called upon the unemployed youth to participate in the Dharma Yuddham from October 2 to December 9. Addressing a huge gathering at Dalita Girijana Atma Gourava Dandora on Friday, the Congress leader also called upon the people to “bury the KCR rule” and launch the final phase of Telangana movement. Listing out the attacks that took place against SCs and STs in the State, Revanth alleged that that the TRS government failed to respond to many of these incidents. Stating that the TRS government was “inhuman” in its approach, he alleged that in the latest incident of rape and murder of a sixyear-old girl in Hyderabad, TRS working president KT Rama Rao took to Twitter but failed to personally visit and console the family of the victim. While predicting “Sonia Gandhi rule” in the State in next 19 months, he said that the Congress would install a 25-foot Dr TPCC president A Revanth Reddy waves to the crowd during Dalit Girijana Dandora meeting in Gajwel on Friday BR Ambedkar statue in Panjagutta, Hyderabad. “We have expected that the youth will get jobs in separate Telangana and the lands will be developed. But in the name of construction of Mallannasagar and Kondapochamma projects, the KCR government took away valuable lands of the poor. Around 60,000 acres of land belonging the poor was submerged under these projects,” he said. He also alleged that SCs, STs, BCs and minorities who comprise 90 per cent of population got nothing under the TRS rule. Enumerating the pending assurances of TRS government, Revanth said that the unemployment allowance to youth was announced around 33 months ago, he said that around 30 lakh unemployed youth should get a total of `30,000 crore from the government at `3,000 per month for 33 CONTINUED ON P2 months.
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