tirupati l monday l september 27, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 28 l anantapur EDITION CJI calls for 50% quota for women in judiciary CJI N V Ramana urged women to ‘shout with anger and seek 50% reservation’ in all courts not as charity but as their right Major gender skew in representation Urges executive to take action Ramana was addressing an event organised by the lady advocates of SC to honour nine newly-appointed judges. The CJI said women constituted less than 30% of the lower judiciary, while at the HC level, they were a meagre 11%. “Amongst the 1.7 million lawyers, only 15% are women. They form 2% of the elected representatives at state bar councils,” he said ■ ■ Tweaking a famous Karl Marx quote, he said: “Women of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains.” Ramana listed out many institutional problems faced by women, including the lack of separate toilets in 78% of the 6,000 courts in India He urged the executive to correct this gender skew in judiciary Four Women judges in the supreme court’s benches at present 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 We’ll see you online at www.edexlive.com For eleven years now, we at The New Indian Express have brought you a dedicated, informative and vibrant education supplement every single Monday. 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Over time, we hope to offer you all this in regional Indian languages so that a larger proportion of readers can access and benefit from our content. We’ll see you online. -Editor NATIONWIDE sep 25 sep 26 Fresh cases 29,616 28,326 Recoveries Deaths 28,046 26,032 290 260 statewide sep 25 sep 26 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths Samples tested 1,167 1,184 1,487 1,333 7 11 55,307 58,545 express read CM to launch ‘Clean AP Jagananna Swachh Sankalpam’ on Oct 2 Vijayawada: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will launch the Clean Andhra Pradesh Jagananna Swachh Sankalpam programme on October 2 to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He will flag off 2,600 garbage vehicles at Benz Circle in the city as part of the Clean Andhra Pradesh programme, which is aimed at promoting sanitation in rural and urban areas of the State in a big way. WITH THIS ISSUE THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST YOUR LIFE COACH 28 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID) The rough sea in Visakhapatnam due to the impact of Cyclone Gulab on Sunday morning (Right) NDRF personnel remove an uprooted tree on Kalingapatnam - Gara road in Srikakulam district later in the night | G SATYANARAYANA/EXPRESS srikakulam in the eye of the storm Cyclone Gulab makes landfall 20 km north of Kalingapatnam at 8:30 pm E x p r ess N e w s S e r v ice PM speaks to jagan, promises all help Helplines @ Vijayawada Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts plunged into darkness as Cyclone Gulab made landfall 20 km north of Kalingapatnam at 8:30 pm with maximum sustained wind speed of 75-85 kmph gusting to 95 kmph. The landfall process of the cyclone commenced around 6 pm. After the landfall, the system is likely to maintain the cyclonic storm intensity with slight weakening of wind speed during the subsequent six hours over South Odisha and adjoining North Coastal Andhra Pradesh. It is likely to move west-northwest wards across South Odisha and South Chhattisgarh and weaken gradually into a depression Under the cyclone impact, heavy to very heavy rains lashed various parts of Srikakulam and some parts of Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam since Sunday morning. The highest rainfall of 13.4 cm was recorded at Gara in Srikakulam district A fisherman from Manchineella Peta village in Vajrapukotturu mandal in Srikakulam district went missing, while five others reached the shore safely at Akkupalli on Sunday evening. Met officials warned of rough to very rough sea conditions off the coast of AP and advised fishermen not to venture into the sea. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took stock of the situation, spoke to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and assured all possible support from the Centre Srikakulam and Vizianagaram plunge into darkness as power supply is disrupted Srikakulam district control room - 6309990933 Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and assured all possible support from the Centre in implementing cyclone relief and rehabilitation measures in North Coastal Andhra. He prayed for the safety and well-being of everyone in Andhra Pradesh Vizianagaram Collectorate 08922-236947 Vizianagaram fisheries DD office - 08922-273812 Visakhapatnam Collectorate control room phone numbers - 0891-2590102, 0891-2750089, 08912750090, 0891-2560820 GVMC office - 7093092449 District panchayat office 9885531079, 7013816205 incessant rain batters visakhapatnam Visakhapatnam and its neighbourhood experienced continuous rains since Sunday afternoon due to the impact of Cyclone Gulab, while Agency and rural areas of the district experienced moderate rainfall. Bheemunipatnam reported the highest rainfall compared to other parts of the district 182 people shifted to cyclone shelter In all, 182 people from lowlying coastal hamlets in Vajrapukotturu mandal, including Manchineella Peta, Bypalle LD Peta, Metturu and Pudi Lanka, were shifted to a cyclone shelter as a precautionary measure in implementing relief and rehabilitation measures. He prayed for the safety and wellbeing of people of AP . High-velocity winds uprooted trees at Purushothapatnam Ministers take oath in Channi cabinet, seven new faces Ha r p r eet B aj w a @ Chandigarh Amid last minute pulls and pressures, 15 Congress lawmakers, including seven freshers, took their oaths of office and secrecy as ministers in Punjab. The Charanjit Singh Channi ministry is loaded with Sikhs, but also has three members of the Scheduled Castes, four Hindus, one OBC and one Muslim. As usual, the Malwa region of the state got the biggest share of berths. Eight of them were part of the outgoing Amarinder ministry. Among the new entrants are Amrinder Singh Raja Warring and Pargat Singh, both of whom are close to Punjab Congress unit president Navjot Singh Sidhu. Gurkirat Singh Kotli, grandson of former chief minister Beant Singh, too got a berth for the first time. in Ichchapuram mandal, at Ganguvada in Mandasa and other places obstructing the movement of vehicular traffic. R&B teams swung into action to clear the fallen trees and clear the roads. As a precautionary measure, on the directions of District Collector Shrikesh Lathkar, 182 people from low-lying coastal hamlets in Vajrapukotturu mandal, including Manchineella Peta, Bypalle LD Peta, Metturu and Pudi Lanka were shifted to a cyclone shelter. As many as 75 cyclone shelters were set up at vulnerable places in the district. Two NDRF teams were deployed in Gara and Kaviti coastal mandals. Four SDRF teams and Special Cyclone Task Force officials reached 12 cyclone-affected mandals. The Indian Navy is closely monitoring the movement of the cyclonic storm Gulab. P4 N a m ita B ajpai @ Lucknow Barely five months before the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday expanded his ministry inducting one , cabinet and six ministers of state. The new entrants are Jitin Prasada, Chhatrapal Singh Gangwar, Paltu Ram, Sangeeta Balwant Bind, Sanjeev Kumar Gond, Dinesh Khatik, and Dharmaveer Singh Maoists confined to EG, Vizag districts: HM @ Vijayawada Asserting that Left Wing Extremists (LWE) are now confined to only two districts in Andhra Pradesh, State Home Minister Mekathoti Sucharitha on Sunday urged the Centre to support the development of backward and tribal areas. The Maoists, whose numbers have now diminished to 50, are confined to Visakhapatnam and East Godavari she said, adding that the ultras were earlier active in five districts. She was speaking at a highlevel meeting of Chief Ministers from Maoist-af fected States. Chief Secretary Aditya Nath Das and Director General of Police Gautam Sawang also attended the meeting chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who was to attend the meeting, had cancelled his trip after spraining his leg. The development of Andhra Pradesh has resulted in checking the Maoist menace. Referring to the reforms brought in by present State government, Sucharitha said the setting up of Village Secretariats ensured that welfare activities reached the remote tribal areas. Attributing backwardness as a reason aiding Maoists, Sucharitha asserted that developing education and health sectors, and improving basic infrastructure facilities could curb the menace. She said the State The Railways has cancelled, diverted or short terminated several trains Trains cancelled on September 27 08446 Jagdalpur - Bhubaneswar spl 02098 Junagarh Road - Bhubaneswar spl 08128 Gunupur - Rourkela special 08417 Puri - Gunupur special 08528 Visakhapatnam - Raipur special 08527 Raipur -Visakhapatnam special 08522 Visakhapatnam - Gunupur special 08521 Gunupur - Visakhapatnam special Trains diverted via Kharagpur, Jharsuguda and Balharshah 02703 Howrah - Secunderabad special 02245 Howrah - Yesvantpur special 08645 Howrah - Secunderabad special 02609 Santragachi - Tirupati special 02543 Howrah - Chennai Central special 02663 Howrah - Tirupati special 08189 Tata-Ernakulam Five fishermen swim ashore amid storm at sea, one goes missing E x p r ess N e w s S e r v ice @ Srikakulam Braving choppy waters and an injury caused by his capsized boat’s propeller, fisherman V Nayakanna, aged over 50, swam to safety and limped his way back to relatives and friends, who were fast losing hope of seeing him again. Earlier, four of Nayakanna’s colleagues, Y Papa Rao, V Chiranjeevi, K Bhima Rao and P Hema Rao, battled the rough sea for around 3.5 hours before reaching the shore after their boat had capsized off Srikakulam coast on Sunday Another . fisherman, B Mohan Rao, was still missing at the time of filing this report. The men, all residents of Manchineella Peta village in Vajrapukotturu mandal had gone to Odisha to buy a new boat a few days ago. While the six fishermen were sailing back home in the new boat, it capsized in “extremely rough sea” -- as Hema Rao would later inform his relatives over the mobile phone -- off Akupalli beach. On being informed of the incident around 2.30pm, Hema Rao’s relatives alerted the local authorities and Fisheries Min- V Nayakanna, who swam to safety after the boat capsize | EXPRESS ister Seediri Appala Raju, who hailed from the district. They passed on Hema Rao’s message that all his colleagues had been thrown into the sea. “The boat capsized around one kilometre from the coast. The sea was rough and the fishermen swam taking advantage of the wind speed and the direction of tides. They reached the shore, one after the other, a few kilometres away from the Akupalli village a little past 6 P4 p.m., sources said. Yogi expands cabinet ahead of polls bandh Taming Naxals E x p r ess N e w s S e r v ice cyclone affects train services Heavy rain batters Vizag too; NDRF, SDRF teams get to work at night in Srikakulam government has been extending health and medical facilities to the downtrodden through Mana Badi Nadu-Nedu, Amma Vodi and also by operating health centres at Village Secretariats. She urged the Centre to further improve 4G and road connectivity to remote tribal areas. She also sought the Centre’s clearance to take up road works in agency areas. “The number of Ekalavya schools should also be increased,” she said. Prajapati. Prasada got the lone cabinet berth, ostensibly to placate the Brahmin voters who are said to be sulking. Despite speculation, A K Sharma, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trusted bureaucrat who had taken voluntary retirement as MSME secretary in Delhi and joined the BJP in Lucknow in January, failed to make it to the Yogi cabinet. He was appointed vicepresident of the state BJP unit in June. Sunday’s expansion is been seen as an exercise to balance various caste equations ahead of the elections. Significantly, no sitting minister was dropped. Of the seven, there were three OBCs and two SC, indicating its continued outreach to those segments of society . The sixth is from the Scheduled Tribe, Sandeep Kumar Gond from Sonebhadra. The seventh, a Brahmin. Of the two SC MLAs, Paltu Ram is a Jatav and Dinesh Khatik a Sonker. likely to affect normal life in state Monday’s Bharat Bandh of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha against the three farm laws of the Centre is likely to affect normal life as several political parties, including the opposition TDP in the State, have extended their support to it. The YSRC government has also backed the bandh to protest against the Centre’s move to privatise Visakhapatnam Steel Plant APSRTC suspends its bus services till 1 pm Now, three CMs demand caste census Rajes h K u m a r T h aku r @ Patna/New Delhi Despite the Centre recently ruling out caste census in 2021 in its affidavit before the Supreme Court, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday pressed ahead saying it was the need of the hour and served national interest. Similar demands came from chief ministers of Jharkhand and Odisha during Sunday’s meeting in Delhi with Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Nitish Kumar Hemant Soren Left-wing extremism. While Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren submitted a memorandum in support of caste-based census, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said his government would do whatever is sensible to reduce discrimination in his state. Addressing media after the Delhi meeting, Nitish said enumeration of castes was key to effective implementation of welfare schemes and “it would not be proper if it is not conducted”. Nitish Kumar said he would convene an all-party meeting in Bihar to discuss the situation and chart the future course.
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