Manchester City’s German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (centre) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s third goal | afp vijayawada l monday l may 23, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 12 l late city 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 Express News Service @ 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 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 reportedly 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 with Schwab the strategic priorities of the State such as transforming gov- Another blow for BJP as MP joins Trinamool E x p r e ss N e ws S e 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 CM since joining the BJP had drawn shar p responses from the Trinamool Congress, was handed the TMC flag by Abhishek Banerjee on Sunday. “This is the return of a Arjun Singh 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 whether he would resign as MP Arjun said, , “The party (TMC) will take the final call.” Last year, BJP’s Asansol MP Babul Supriyo resigned from the post after joining the TMC. In the bypoll, the TMC defeated the BJP and reduced its share in the state’s Lok Sabha to 17. CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy meets Adani Group of Companies Chairman Gautam Adani on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum at Davos on Sunday I Express Agenda for Day-2 Jagan will speak at a public session on Future-Proofing Health Systems and meet Tech Mahindra CEO & MD CP Gurnani, Dassault Systèmes CEO Bernard Charlès, Hero MotoCorp chairman & CEO Pawan Munjal, among others ernance, investing in future in areas of education, healthcare, upskilling, economic growth and recovery infrastructure de, velopment and port-led industrialisation and more importantly, how the WEF platform could be leveraged to meet the environment and social governance objectives of Andhra Pradesh. 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, regarding ‘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 related to integrating renewable energy resources with electric mobility charging infrastructure, generating green hydrogen to make the transition greener, and enabling sustainable manufacturP4 ing were also discussed. Modi leaves for Quad Summit, bilateral talks with Biden lined up Y e s h i S e 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 enroute to Tokyo. The fourth Quad Summit begins on May 24. The day also marks four months since Russsia’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 the 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 summit. It is an arrangement for further integration of the IndoPacific 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 Express News Service @ 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 as the reduction has been made in the Road and Infrastructure Cess, which 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 but SAED, RIC & AIDC are non-sharable, so states will not suffer any revenue loss, Sitharaman tweeted. “The excise duty reduction of `8/litre on petrol and `6/li- Union govt 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 is 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 re-appointment 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 people expected to attend TDP’s annual conclave Ongole: The TDP is set to organise its annual 2-day conclave, Mahanadu, in an 85-acre site at Manduvavari Palem village in the district. While 15,000-20,000 TDP activists are expected to attend Mahanadu on the first day, approximately one lakh people are likely to attend the event on the second day | P4 Central team inspects diaphragm wall damage at Polavaram project Vijayawada: A Central team led by Sriram Vedire, advisor to the Jal Shakti Minister, held talks with all stakeholders of the Polavaram Project on the construction of the earth-cumrock fill dam at Rajamahendravaram. The team studied the extent of damage of the diaphragm wall and various aspects during its visit | P4 bid to regain glory Sir Arthur Cotton’s residence to get `1 crore facelift Express News Service @ 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.” Sitharaman also juxtaposed the development expenditure incurred by the Modi government so far (2014-2022) as against the UPA (2004-2014), saying the figures were `90.9 lakh crore and `49.2 lakh crore, respectively The Modi govern. ment 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 (VAT) 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 reduce 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 Express News Service @ Kakinada The search for YSRC MLC Ananta Udaya Bhaskar, the prime suspect in the ‘murder’ of his former driver Veedhi Subrahmanyam, is still underway . The last rites of the deceased were held at his native village, 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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