vijayawada l monday l september 27, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 28 l late city 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 | P4 WITH THIS ISSUE THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST YOUR LIFE COACH 28 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID) Motorists wade through a water-logged route amid heavy rain in Visakhapatnam on Sunday night (Right) NDRF personnel clear an uprooted tree on Kalingapatnam - Gara road in Srikakulam district, the worst-affected by the cyclone | G SATYANARAYANA/EXPRESS Gulab nightmare in uttarandhra Cyclone Gulab makes landfall at 8.30 p.m. 20 km north of Kalingapatnam at 95 kmph 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 between Santhabommali and Vajrapukotturu, 20 km north of Kalingapatnam in Srikakulam district at 8:30 pm on Sunday . The landfall process commenced around 6 pm. At the time of landfall, the maximum sustained wind speed was 75-85 kmph gusting up to 95 kmph. Under the impact of the cyclone, heavy to very heavy rains lashed various parts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts Sunday night. Vizag city was battered by heavy rains, several low-lying areas were inundated. The highest amount of rainfall of 19.3 cm was recorded at Gara mandal in Srikakulam district, followed by 13.5 cm rainfall in Visakhapatnam, and 11.1 cm in Etcherla mandal till 11 pm. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and assured all possible support from the Centre in cyclone relief and rehabilitation measures. He prayed for the safety and well- being of everyone in the State. It was Srikakulam that bore the brunt of the cycline as highvelocity winds uprooted trees at Purushothapatnam in Ichchapuram mandal, Ganguvada in Mandasa and other places obstructing vehicular traffic and disrupting power supply. R&B teams swung into action Srikakulam and Vizianagaram plunge into darkness as power supply is disrupted Srikakulam district control room - 08942-240557 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 Srikakulam police control room - 6309990933 Vizianagaram Collectorate - 08922-236947 Vizianagaram fisheries DD office - 08922-273812 Visakhapatnam Collectorate control room phone Nos - 0891-2590102, 0891-2750089, 08912750090, 0891-2560820 GVMC office - 7093092449 chief secy to visit cyclone-hit areas today Chief Secretary Aditya Nath Das will visit the cyclone-hit districts of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram today. The Chief Secretary, who reached Vizag on Sunday evening, reviewed cyclone relief measures. He also spoke to the Collectors of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram over phone 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 to clear the uprooted trees. “Falling of trees and damage to electric poles were reported in Gara, Polaki, Santhabommali, Vajrapukotturu, Kanchili, Palasa, Sompeta and Srikakulam Sidhu stamp visible as Punjab ministers take oath of office 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 as ministers in Punjab. The Charanjit Singh Channi ministry is loaded with Sikhs, but also has three from Scheduled Castes, four Hindus, one OBC and one Muslim. The Malwa region got the biggest share. Eight of them were part of the outgoing Amarinder ministry . Among the new entrants are Amrinder Singh Raja Warring and Pargat Singh, both close to Punjab Congress unit president Navjot Singh Sidhu. Gurkirat Singh Kotli, grandson of former chief minister Beant Singh, too, got a berth. The Sidhu stamp was evident as only two ministers considered close to Amarinder were P7 retained. town. Power supply will be restored by Monday morning,” Srikakulam District Collector Shrikesh Lathkar told TNIE. As a precautionary measure, on his directions, 182 people from low-lying coastal hamlets in Vajrapukotturu mandal, including Manchineella Peta, Bypalle LD Peta, Metturu and Pudi Lanka were shifted to cyclone shelters. As many as 75 cyclone shelters were set up at vulnerable places in the district. A holiday has been declared for educational institutions in Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam on Monday . Two NDRF teams were deployed in Gara and Kaviti coastal mandals. Special Cyclone Task Force officers and four SDRF teams reached 12 cyclone-af fected mandals. Chief Secretary Aditya Nath Das will visit Srikakulam and Vizianagaram on Monday 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 braving choppy waters, one still missing E x p r ess N e w s S e r v ice @ Srikakulam Despite a deep gash caused by the propeller of his capsized boat, fisherman V Nayakanna braved the choppy waters to swim to safety and trudge his way back to relatives and friends, who were fast losing hope of seeing him again. Earlier, four of Nayakanna’s crew members, 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 2.30 pm, 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 hails from the district. They passed on Hema Rao’s message that all others with him had been thrown into the sea. “The boat capsized around one kilometre from the coast. The sea was rough and the fishermen took advantage of the wind speed and the direction of tides to swim to safety. They reached the shore, one after the other, a few kilometres away from Akupalli a little past P4 6 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 Visakhapatnam too; uprooted trees block roads in several areas 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. He had crossed over from the Congress in June this year. 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 cab- inet. He was appointed vicepresident of the state BJP unit in June. Sunday’s expansion is being 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. The sixth person is a member of the Scheduled Tribe, Sandeep Kumar Gond from Sonebhadra. The seventh is a Brahmin. P7 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 and the State government have extended their support to it. The APSRTC has suspended its bus services till 1 pm. Autos will go off the road. AP PG Engineering Common Entrance Test has been cancelled. Schools in the State will remain closed due to the bandh Now, three CMs demand caste census Rajes h K u m a r T h aku r @ Patna/New Delhi Despite the Centre 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 on Left-wing extremism. Nitish Kumar Hemant Soren 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. Nitish said enumeration of castes was key to effective implementation of welf are schemes. Nitish said he would convene an all-party meeting to chart the future course. While Nitish said he does not see any point in leaving the NDA over this issue, his statement put the Bihar BJP in a tight spot as it has been advised by its leadership to expose the parties demanding caste census.
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