Manchester City’s German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (centre) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s third goal | afp tirupati l monday l may 23, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 12 l anantapur EDITION mAN CITY champions, no quadruple for liverpool INCREDIBLE COMEBACK TO SEAL TITLE Man City showed the heart of champions to post a fighting win on Sunday, denying their rivals the top prize by one point Man City were in a precarious position at one stage, tailing by two goals until the 76th minute. However, they mounted an incredible comeback, netting three goals within the space of six minutes to take the lead and clinch the title. Substitute Ilkay Gundogan was the hero of the match with two goals. Liverpool beat Wolves 3-1 but that was not enough ■ 93 DOMINANT RUN: fOURTH IN FIVE YEARS ■ This is Manchester City’s fourth Premier League title in five years Sunday’s title for City means Liverpool are out of the running for the quadruple — four major titles in a season. Liverpool had already won two and were in the running for two more (Premier League & Champions League) until Sunday’s matches | P11 TOTAL POINTS CITY GARNERED IN THE SEASON. lIVERPOOL HIT 92 CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOgGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI AP has potential to tackle food crisis, says WEF chief State government receives applause for education, health policies E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Vijayawada On the inaugural day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Summit 2022 at Davos in Switzerland, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy emphasised on the need for modernisation of the manufacturing sector to make the State a manufacturing hub with focus on green energy . While Jagan advocated for key infrastructure and port-led industrialisation, he received appreciation for the education and health policies being pursued by the State government as the sectors were seen as a potential area for investments. The chief minister met WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Prof Klaus Schwab, who was impressed with Andhra Pradesh. Pointing out that the State acts as the food hub of India as it has the largest rice belt, Schwab emphasised on the important role that Andhra Pradesh could play in addressing food shortages. He welcomed the advanced manufacturing partnership and extended WEF’s commitment during their meeting to discuss the objectives laid out in the agreement. Jagan discussed the strategic priorities of the State such as transforming governance, in- Another blow for BJP as MP joins Trinamool E x p r e ss N e ws Se r v i c e @ Kolkata In a fresh jolt for the BJP in West Bengal, its Barrackpore MP Arjun Singh left the party and returned to Mamata Banerjee’s fold. Arjun, whose repeated attacks on the West Bengal chief minister since joining the BJP h a d d r aw n sharp responses from the Trinamool Congress, was handed the TMC flag by Abhishek Banerjee on Sunday . Arjun Singh “This is the return of a boy back to his own home. I was with the TMC since its emergence as a political force. Because of some misunderstanding, I left,” he said. When asked if he would resign as MP, Arjun said, “The party (TMC) will take the final call.” Last year, the BJP’s Asansol MP Babul Supriyo resigned from the post after joining the TMC. In the bypoll, the TMC reduced the BJP’s share in the state’s Lok Sabha seats to 17. CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy met Adani Group of Companies Chairman Gautam Adani on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum at Davos on Sunday I Express ‘Andhra ideal for biz’ Jagan pointed out that the State’s top rank in Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) ratings, the port-led infrastructure & accessibility to the ports makes Andhra the ideal destination as the gateway to the east vesting in future in areas of education, healthcare, upskilling, economic growth and recovery infrastructure develop, ment and port-led industrialisation, and more importantly how the WEF platform could be leveraged to meet the environment and social governance objectives of the State. The chief minister interacted with Pedro Gomez, Head of Shaping the Future of Mobility , and D Maya Ben Dror, Sustainable Automotive and Mobility at WEF, about ‘Shaping the Future of Mobility’ and ‘Moving India’, an initiative for which Andhra Pradesh is the first State to be selected. Jagan discussed with them the evolution of green mobility and challenges associated with battery disposal to ensure that the transition to green mobility is net zero. Ideas regarding integrating renewable energy resources with electric mobility charging infrastructure, generating green hydrogen to make the transition greener, and enabling sustainable manufacturP4 ing were discussed. Modi leaves for Quad Summit, bilateral talks with Biden lined up Y e s h i Se l i @ New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden will have a bilateral meeting in Tokyo on the sidelines of the Quad Summit, both sides confirmed on Sunday . “In addition to the Quad, President Biden will have a distinct bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Modi. It won’t be part of the formal agenda of Quad, but significant security issues in the Indo-Pacific will come up and all of the Quad members also share an interest in peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait,” said US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on board Air Force One en route to Tokyo. The fourth Quad Summit begins on May 24. The day also marks the fourth month of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “I will hold a bilateral meeting with President Biden, where we will discuss further consolidation of our multi-faceted bilateral relations with US. We will also continue our Narendra Modi Joe Biden dialogue on regional developments and contemporary global issues,’’ said Modi. Biden wants to send a message of deterrence to China on Taiwan. “We do not want to see unilateral changes to the status quo and we certainly don’t want to see military aggression,” Sullivan added. An Indo-Pacific Economic Framework will be launched during the the summit. It is an arrangement for further integration of the Indo-Pacific economies, setting standards and rules, particularly in new areas like the digital economy and also trying to ensure that there are secure and resilient supply chains. Centre will bear the burden of fuel price cut, says Nirmala Sitharaman E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi A day after the Union government slashed central excise duty on fuel, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the Centre will bear the entire burden as the reduction has been made in the Road and Infrastructure Cess that is not shared with the states. Excise duty on petrol and diesel has four components — Basic excise duty, Special Additional excise duty (SAED), Road and Infrastructure Cess (RIC) and Agriculture and Infrastructure Development Cess (AIDC). Basic excise duty is sharable with states but SAED, RIC & AIDC are non-sharable, so states will not suffer any revenue loss, she tweeted. “The excise duty reduction of `8/litre on petrol and `6/li- Centre to take `2.2 L cr hit in a year The excise duty cut would cost the Centre `1 lakh crore a year. Revenue implication of the duty cut in November 2021 was `1.2 lakh crore tre on diesel (effective from today) has entirely been made in Road & Infrastructure Cess (RIC). Even in November ’21, the reduction of `5/litre in pet- Karthik, Umran set for SA test With the T20 World Cup in Australia coming up in October 2022, the next few months are crucial in understanding how India are going to approach the global event. As the squad for the T20Is against South Africa was named, a look at the key talking points… Newcomer Having rattled enough batters across teams in the IPL, Jammu & Kashmir pacer Umran Malik and Punjab’s Arshdeep Singh have earned their maiden call-up to the Indian T20I side. While Umran made a name for himself with his express pace, sharp bouncers and yorkers at SRH (21 wickets till Sunday), Arshdeep, the 2018 U-19 World Cup winner, has been the standout performer (10 scalps at 7.7 RPO) for PBKS Comeback men As expected, Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya made their way back to the team after some impressive performances in the ongoing IPL. While Hardik led Gujarat Titans from the front as they finished at the top of the points table in the league stage, with 287 runs at a strike rate of 191.33, Karthik has literally smashed his way into the squad e x p r e s s r ea d Salil Parekh reappointed as CEO, MD of IT major Infosys for 5 years New Delhi: The board of IT services major Infosys has approved the reappointment of Salil Parekh as its CEO and MD for five more years, till March 31, 2027, according to a regulatory filing. This is based on the recommendations of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee Over 1 lakh TDP activists likely to attend Mahanadu in Ongole Ongole: Arrangements for the TDP’s annual conclave, Mahanadu, in an 85-acre site at Manduvavari Palem village are underway at a brisk pace. About 15,000-20,000 TDP activists are expected to attend Mahanadu onMay 27. and on may 28, about one lakh people are expected to attend the TDP conclave | P4 Central team inspects diaphragm wall damage at Polavaram project Vijayawada: A Central team led by Sriram Vedire, Advisor to Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, discussed with all stakeholders of Polavaram Irrigation Project on the construction of the earth-cum-rock fill dam. They also studied the extent of damage of the diaphragm wall and on Saturday | P4 delta-silpi Sir Arthur Cotton’s residence to get `1 crore facelift E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Rajamahendravaram THE IDEA for a river-interlinked water grid might have germinated in the mind of Sir Arthur Thomas Cotton, who relentlessly battled for an anicut across the Godavari. His passion was such that he appeared before a House of Commons Committee to push his proposal, and compared the mighty Godavari with the River Thames. Hated by his superior officers, and revered here, British General and irrigation engineer Lord Cotton had immensely contributed to keep Konaseema irrigated, which won him the sobriquet, ‘DeltaSilpi Arthur Cotton.’ rol and `10/litre in diesel was entirely made in RIC,” she added. Sitharaman also juxtaposed the development expenditure incurred by the Modi government so far (2014-2022) with the UPA (2004-2014), saying the figures were `90.9 lakh crore and `49.2 lakh crore, respectively. The Modi government spent `24.85 lakh crore on food, fuel and fertiliser subsidies and `26.3 lakh crore on capital creation, while only `13.9 lakh crore was spent on subsidies during UPA rule, she said. Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Sunday also cut value added tax (on petrol (by `2.08) and diesel (`1.44). Kerala had on Saturday cut the state tax on petrol and diesel by `2.41 and `1.36, respectively Rajasthan will re. duce VAT by `2.48 on petrol and `1.16 on diesel. Today 219 years after his birth, , the residence in which he lived around 170 years ago is all set for a facelift. The house, perched on a hillock facing the Godavari in Bommuru village has been under the protection of the Andhra Pradesh Archeology and Museums Department. According to the Archeology Department, Sir Cotton lived in the house between 1847 and 1853, overseeing the construction of the Dowleswaram barrage between April 1847 and 1852. The stable at the house had been a special attraction for visitors. The Archeology Department is set to renovate the house and stable, and the Rajamahendravaram Municipal Corporation has allotted `1 crore for the work that will begin in July . Assistant director K Timmaraju of the Archeology Department said a comprehensive plan has been drawn up to regain the past glory of the magnificent house. The entire premise would be landscaped besides strengthening the wooden beams, he added. Major misses Among those who were part of T20I series against Sri Lanka and were expected to retain their place, Sanju Samson has been left out. In the two innings he batted against Sri Lanka, Samson made 57 runs at a 154.05 SR. In IPL 2022, too, Rahul Tripathi (413 runs at 158.23 SR) is the only Indian to have scored more runs at a better SR than Samson (374 runs at 147.24 SR) P11 Driver’s death: Post-mortem hints at assault E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Kakinada The search for YSRC MLC Ananta Udaya Bhaskar, the prime suspect in the ‘murder’ of his former driver Veedi Subrahmanyam, is still underway . The last rites of the deceased was held at his native villa g e, Mamidada, on Sunday . Sources, meanwhile, said the autopsy suggested that Subrahmanyam had died of internal injuries, possibly caused after he was thrashed. Some of his fingers were broken, and specks of beach sand were also found. Police, however, remained tight-lipped about it MLC Bhaskar, while leaving his former driver’s body at the latter’s apartment early on Friday said that he had , died in a road accident. The bereaved family, however, suspected murder, and held the politician responsible. Meanwhile, opposition parties - including TDP and the Left - along with Dalit organisations warned of intensifying their protests to attain justice for SubrahP4 manyam’s family .
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