JAB-O-METER TAKE YOUR SHOT September 24 64,58,806 doses September 25 71,04,051 doses TOTAL DOSES: 84,89,29,160 NATIONWIDE SEP 24 SEP 25 Fresh cases 31,382 29,616 Recoveries Deaths 32,542 28,046 318 290 TELANGANA SEP 24 SEP 25 Fresh cases HYDERABAD SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2021 `12.00 PAGES 24 LATE CITY EDITION A.P, ODISHA ON ALERT AHEAD OF CYCLONE GULAB LANDFALL NDRF, SDRF TEAMS DEPLOYED IN BOTH STATES The IMD issued an orange alert, predicting the storm would hit the coast between Vizag (AP) and Odisha on Sunday evening ■ ■ An orange alert is issued by the IMD as a warning of extremely bad weather with the potential of disruption in travel with road and railway closures, and interruption of power supply The National Crisis Management Committee reviewed the measures and assured all help to the states to tackle the storm 248 336 2 324 1 100 kmph CRISIS MANAGEMENT PANEL TAKES STOCK Three teams of NDRF and one SDRF detachment have been positioned in north coastal Andhra districts to shift 86,000 families from low-lying areas. Arrangements to mitigate Gulab’s impact were being made on a war footing in Odisha, with seven districts put on high alert. Officials said the IMD forecasts squally winds, flash floods and landslides in these areas 239 Recoveries Deaths THE PREDICTED WIND SPEED OF GULAB WHEN IT MAKES LANDFALL 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 Warns against Beijing’s expansionism in Indian Ocean, Islamabad’s terror support Modi targets China, Pak at UN ‘Pak is arsonist disguising as firefighter’ P U S H K A R B A N A K A R @ New Delhi PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday made veiled attacks on Pakistan and China, saying “regressive thinking and extremism are one of the biggest challenges the world faces today”. In an apparent reference to Pakistan, Modi told the 76th United Nations General Assembly: “Those who employ terrorism as a political tool must realise that it is a threat to them as well. We must ensure that Afghan soil is not used for terror activities.” In a veiled attack on China, Modi said oceans were the lifelines of global trade. “Oceans are our shared heritage. We must use and not abuse oceanic resources. We must ensure that they must be protected against expansionism,” he Urges said and added that the consensus reached at world to the Security Council with regard to maritime help Af security must show the way forward. In yet another apparent reference to China Prime Minister and calling for reform of multilateral organisaNarendra Modi tions, the PM said the investigation into the said the world origin of the coronavirus had damaged intermust fulfil its national organisations themselves. duty by “The United Nations needs to enhance its reproviding help liability Many questions are being raised with . to the people regard to the UN. The pandemic, climate in war-torn change and more recently the Afghanistan Afghanistan situation has only highlighted these queswhere women, children and tions,” he said. The Prime Minister highlighted how democminorities are racy was an important value in India and rein need of help ferred to his own humble beginning as a teaseller. “It is because of democracy that a person who helped his father sell tea is addressing the UNGA for the fourth time. Democracy can deliver, it has delivered,” he said and invoked Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s philosophy of integral humanism. Modi also highlighted the efforts of millions of non-resident Indians saying their contributions had helped develop the world. “When Indians make progress, it gives the world impetus to grow.” The prime minister also reiterated India’s commitment to resuming vaccine exports from next month. Saying that the pandemic had taught many lessons, he called for the diversification of supply chains. Modi also reiterated India’s commitment to becoming the world’s largest green hydrogen hub. P7 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE With regard to the origin of Covid or the ease of doing business rankings, the international institutions have damaged their credibility PM Narendra Modi How UN can stay relevant If the UN wants to remain relevant, it will need to improve its effectiveness and enhance its reliability, PM Narendra Modi said on Saturday ‘Come, make vax in India’ PM invited global drug makers to make vaccines in India, while reiterating that New Delhi will provide the jabs to the needy in other countries @ New Delhi INDIA on Saturday gave a blistering retort to terror supporter Pakistan for raising the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), terming Islamabad an ‘arsonist disguising itself as the firefighter’. In his address at the 76th UNGA, Pakistan PM Imran Khan raked up the abrogation of Article 370 and the death of separatist SA Geelani. “We exercise our right of reply to one more attempt by the leader of Pakistan to tarnish the image of this august forum by bringing in matters internal to my country ,” said first secretary Sneha , Dubey. She said such statements ridden with falsehoods deserve the collective contempt of the UNGA. India reiterated that the UTs of J&K, and Ladakh were, are, and will always be, an integral part of India, including areas under the “illegal occupation of Pakistan.” Kothapet Market’s relocation catches stakeholders off-guard V I V E K B H O O M I @ Hyderabad WITH the Gaddiannaram Agricultural Market Committee moving swiftly to shift the Kothapet Fruit Market to a temporary location at Batasingaram Logistics Park by the end of the month, all actors in the supply-chain, including commission agents, wholesale traders, retail vendors, hawkers and daily-wage labourers, who have been depending on the market for decades, have been caught off-guard. Market officials were busy announcing that it was the market’s last operational day at the present lo- cation in Kothapet on Saturday, and were asking commission agents to shift their operations to the temporary facility located 35-40 km away from Kothapet. The officials cited the High Court order which allowed the State government to relocate the market to facilitate the construction of a super speciality hospital on the land. Faced by the imminent reality, commission agents scurried to look for legal options, which they believe were still open, as another petition on the same issue filed by a commission agents’ union is coming up for P3 hearing on September 29. (Top left) Traders at Kothapet Fruit Market pack their wares to move it to a temporary location; (top) the building that will accommodate the market at Batasingaram Logistics Park; (above) an inside view of the facility | S SENBAGAPANDIYAN KOHEDA IS FINAL LOCATION The Kothapet Fruit Market will first be shifted to a temporary facility at Batasingaram Logistics Park, located 35-40 km away from Kothapet. Once the required infrastructure, being constructed in an area of 178 acres, is ready at Koheda, the market will then be shifted there WILLPOWER WINS Tough life lessons helped them crack UPSC Motivated by family RAJESH KUMAR THAKUR & A N U R A A G S I N G H @ Patna/Bhopal CLEARING the UPSC is no mean task, for every year lakhs are called but only a few are chosen. Among the 761 who made it to the final list on Friday was Bihar’s Kishanganj native Anil Basak, who secured 45th rank in his third attempt, capping a long list of achievements that began with his becoming the first graduate from his family and that, too, from IIT-Delhi. , The son of a cloth hawker, Anil’s inspiration in moments of despair was the smiling face of his father returning home after a gruelling day at work. “I spent my childhood facing hardships. Whenever I was down, I Nimishi Tripathi Anil Basak Anil Basak’s family lives in a rented house at Kishanganj. Anil said it was his parent’s struggles that kept him motivated. After school, he went to Kota for coaching and successfully cracked the IIT-JEE. He studied civil engineering at IIT Delhi but continued preparing for the exam would recall the faces of my family members,” Anil said. Similar was the case with Nimishi Tripathi who had seen her father toil for paltry pay as a forest guard in Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa district. Nimishi is a product of Delhi University from where she did her BSc (Maths). “Despite being frequently transferred, my father ensured my mother, younger sister and I remained in Sanawad (Khargone) such that our studies were not affected. Right from childhood my father talked about how a collector could change a district. That why I wanted to become a civil servant,” she said. Anil or Nimishi are not isolated cases but representatives of how indomitable will surmounts all hurdles. SHAKE-UP IN AP JAGAN LIKELY TO REJIG CABINET BEFORE DASARA Jagan may not repeat what the BJP did in Gujarat. “As per the policy CHIEF Minister YS Jagan Mohan decision taken by the party leaderReddy is likely to go for a rejig of ship, there would be a 100 per cent his Cabinet soon. rejig. I am not concerned of losing According to sources, the Cabi- my ministerial post. For me, party net reshuffle may happen before is important,’’ he said. Dasara (October 15) or at the most Sources, however, said a complete by Diwali, which falls in the A S P I R A N T S overhaul was unlikely “The . first week of November. move is just to mentally Jagan, who took over the prepare all the ministers in reins of the State in May, the present Cabinet to be 2019, had said at the time ready for their exit,’’ they that he would go for a readded. shuffle of his Cabinet halfAt present, the Cabinet way through his five-year has four Ministers each tenure, and give a chance to from Kapu and Reddy comAnanta others for the remaining munities, one each from term. As his tenure is near- Venkataram Reddy Kshatriya, Vysya and Kaming the halfway mark, the ma communities, besides a reshuffle could happen, Muslim, in the Cabinet. For which may see the exit of a a rejig, Jagan has to considmajority of ministers, barer various factors, keeping ring a few seniors like Pedin mind that he has to face direddy Ramachandra Redthe next polls with the new dy, Botcha Satyanarayana, set of ministers, political Buggana Rajendranath and Alla Ramakrishna analysts opined. his loyalist Kodali Sri Meanwhile, several aspirReddy Venkateswara Rao (Nani), ants are waiting anxiously , sources said. hoping to get a Cabinet Though Energy Minister berth. They include ManBalineni Srinivasa Reddy, galagiri MLA Alla Ramspeaking at a political proakrishna Reddy who defeat, gramme in Ongole on Sated TDP’s Nara Lokesh, urday, hinted that there Ananta Venkataram Reddy would be a complete reshuffrom Anantapur, Kakani fle (removal of all the servGoverdhan Reddy from NelKakani ing Ministers), sources said Goverdhan Reddy lore and many others. E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Vijayawada Heavy rains pound Hyd, disrupt traffic E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Hyderabad HEAVY rains lashed several parts of the city on Saturday evening, inundating roads, especially in low-lying areas, and hindering traffic movement. The downpour caused waterlogging and traffic jams at several places, with water also entering the cellars of apartments in different areas of the city and its outskirts. The torrential rains prompted the GHMC’s Enforcement Vigilance and Disaster Management (EVDM) wing to issue an advisory which warned of more heavy rainfall and requested people to stay indoors and not venture out unless it was unavoidable. For assistance, citizens can contact the Disaster Response Force (DRF) by dialing 040-29555500. In the city Manikonda recorded , the highest rainfall of 88.80 mm, followed by Shaikpet (64.50 mm), Film Nagar (63.8 mm), Nacharam (60.80 mm), Khajaguda (55.30 mm) and Raidurgam (53.50 mm) till the last reports came in. CONTINUED ON P3 WITH THIS ISSUE MOTHERLODES OF POWER PLUS 12 PAGES
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