HYDERABAD FRIDAY MAY 27, 2022 `9.00 PAGES 28 LATE CITY EDITION NUMBER OF ROAD ACCIDENTS DECLINES SINCE 2016: REPORT There were 4,80,652 accidents in 2016 as against 3,66,138 in 2020, according to a report by the Ministry of Road Transport ONLY 12% FALL IN ACCIDENT DEATHS The number of accidents rose every year between 2005 and 2016. But between 2016 and 2020, the number has come down every year, except for a 0.46% rise in 2018, according to ‘Road Accidents in India - 2020’ report. The number of accidents dropped 23% between 2016 and 2020, but the number deaths fell only 12% to 1,31,714 from 1,50,785 ■ 69% MORE DEATHS PER 100 MISHAPS ■ Despite fewer accidents being recorded, their severity has been on a rise. Twenty-one deaths were reported per 100 accidents in 2005, which jumped to 36 deaths per 100 accidents in 2020 Accident deaths blamed on red-signal jumping increased by a whopping 79% from 266 deaths in 2019 to 476 in 2020 ACCIDENT DEATHS WERE IN THE 18-45 AGE GROUP IN 2020 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 Modi takes on ‘family-run’ pink rule, sees winds of change blowing in TS Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao speaks to former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda as HD Kumaraswamy looks on, in Bengaluru on Thursday PM says parivarvaadi parties fill their own coffers while BJP will work for people and devpt E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ Hyderabad ED files fresh PMLA case against Maha minister Parab E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ Mumbai THE Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday raided multiple locations of Maharashtra transport minister Anil Parab and others as part of a money laundering probe linked to alleged violation of coastal re gulation zone norms in the construction of a resort in the Dapoli beach area of Ratnagiri district. The ED conducted the raids for more than 12 hours at properties linked to the minister in Mumbai, Pune and Konkan. Parab is a close confidant of Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray . The agency has filed a fresh case against Parab under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. His role was already being probed by the ED in another money laundering case against Anil Parab ex-Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh. Commenting on the raid, Anil Parab said the resort belongs to one Sadanand Kadam and he has nothing to do with it. The resort is alleged to be releasing untreated sewage water into the sea. In another development, the CBI arrested Avinash Bhosale, chairman of Punebased ABIL group, in a corruption case involving Yes Bank’s Rana Kapoor and DHFL’s Kapil Vadhawan. NATIONWIDE MAY 25 MAY 26 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 2,124 1,977 31 JAB-O-METER 2,628 2,167 18 TELANGANA MAY 25 MAY 26 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 49 28 0 47 28 0 TAKE YOUR SHOT MAY 25 11,30,219 doses MAY 26 12,62,771 doses TOTAL DOSES 1,92,95,87,987 WITH THIS ISSUE CITY’S BEST WEEKEND GUIDE 28 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF INDULGE (TABLOID) PRIME Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, asserted that as soon as he landed in Hyderabad he began experiencing the winds of change blowing in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party . “BJP’s victories in various polls in recent times have shown that Telangana is heading for a change. BJP’s victory in Telangana in the next elections is a given now,” said the PM in an address to party leaders at the Begumpet airport. Modi said the BJP would fight for the “development, sammaan, swabhimaan and pehchaan (honour, self-respect, and identity) of Telangana”. The Prime Minister, without naming Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, delivered a powerful punch saying: “TRS is a family party headed by a Chief Minister who is superstitious. It is a family-centric party (parivarvaadi party) and I am certain that people will throw the TRS by the wayside in the next elections.” The Prime Minister was emphatic that when parties devoted to one family come to power, corruption is a natural corollary “Their primary goal is to . loot people and fill their personal coffers,” he said and termed family-based politics as the “biggest enemy” of the democracy . The Prime Minister said he was certain that the people had PM Narendra Modi speaks at the graduation ceremony of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad on Thursday already made up their minds to support the BJP as it has now stabilised in the State. “Telangana needs a progressive government which is possible only under the BJP rule,” he said. Parivarvaadi parties, said Modi, don’t understand the plight of the poor, nor do they care. Modi, trying to strike an emotional chord with the people of Telangana, recalled the sacrifices the youth had made for a separate State. “After the formation of the State, KCR’s family, which came to power, did not bother about fulfilling the aspirations of thousands of youths who had laid down their lives,” he said. Telangana needs a progressive government which is possible only under the BJP rule Narendra Modi, Prime Minister PM’S JIBE AT ‘SUPERSTITIOUS’ KCR Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an indirect attack on Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, dubbed the latter as “superstitious”, accusing him of running the government through andh vishwaas (superstition) even in the 21st century. This, he said, would do a lot of damage to society and also render injustice to the people of the State. “I believed in technology and not in superstition when I was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath too functions on the same lines,” Modi said, adding that it was the reason why Yogi was elected for the second consecutive time. “Our aim is to transform Telangana into a technology hub,” he said. “It is astonishing that in this era, people are steeped in superstition. Such people can never deliver justice to people. When I was the CM of Gujarat, I was often told not to visit a particular city as I would be dethroned if I did so. But I never believed in such superstitious tales. I visited that city again and again.” Modi then went on to compare Yogi to KCR. “Though Yogi Adityanath comes from an ascetic parampara, he is a sant & sanyasi... He mingles freely with SCs, farmers and the poor, which is why he has been elected for the second time.” Reform, perform & transform: Modi mantra for ISB grads EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Hyderabad PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed to business and management graduates of Indian School of Business (ISB) to follow the mantra of “reform, perform and transform” in their careers. In his address at the 20th year celebrations and the joint graduation ceremony of Post-Graduate Programme (PGP) class of 2022 of Mohali and Hyderabad ISB graduates at Gachibowli on Thursday, the Prime Minister urged youth to leave the campus with a purpose, linking their personal goals with that of the nation and to build an Aatmanirbhar Bharat which will be futureready . He spoke about the need for graduates to focus on small businesses and help them grow because that would have a domino effect on the country’s economy, with many new enterprises emerging and crores of jobs getting created as a result. Giving specific examples of 100 aspirational districts and blocks initiatives of the Centre, he exhorted ISB graduates to observe how policy decisions of the government could help them in formulating business policies and in making management deciP4 sions. TELANGANA Chief Minister 140 and patriarch of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) K ChanVACCINATING ALL ELIG BJP picks Dhami drasekhar KIDS IS TOP(KCR)IBLE Rao PRIORITY: MODI and Visualising a front that will as U’khand CM, change India for better: KCR Sawant for Goa Govt to get Swiss account former Karnataka Chief Min- aocars soon 1 CROR data of Salg ister HD Kumaraswamy have Apex that the third fac announcedmed body officialsforcethe sack ove 132 e r cash-for-clearance charge Final hearin s as an alternative to the BJP and sedition law Congress will take concrete May 5, says shape by Vijayadasami (October 5) this year. SC raps TS In a major push to forming INSIDE over this of 19 scrapping alter native force, Rao NO NEED FOR TENTS OR lakh ration cards called on 89-year-old former FRONTS: NEW KCR SLOGAN TRS chief moots altern Prime Minister HD Deve Gowative economic agend a to place people on gaddi, says aim should n’t be to unseat a party or make someone PM da at his residence on Thursday afternoon for a luncheon meeting followed by lutio TRS resoa closedns target door interaction which includBJP’s ‘bulldozer rule’ ed the ex-PM’s son Kumaraswamy and his grandson Nikhil Kumaraswamy Sources present . at the closed-door meeting said, On March 21 2022, KCR said that he was TAKE “broad-minded discussions” on visualising a front that will change YOUR SHOT wide-ranging topics pertaining India for better. However, on April 27 to political developments across 2022, he announced his intention to the country were discussed create an “alternative political agenda” among the four. IN VIR from that, Pink and Apart AL CLIP, TRS MLCRao party neta erence while Kumaraswamy, ABUSES, TH said to have dis2-year-old mauled to death by Gowda are REATENS CI drives staffer grandson Nikhil and othersstray dog s to suicide cussed the developments in Kar- looked on as he presented the nataka over the last six months, former PM a bouquet. especially about the communalRao was accompanied by isation and polarisation hap- TRS Rajya Sabha member Sanpening in the State. “We ex- thosh Kumar, besides MLAs changed views on various topics Oppn pushback after ModiJ Surendra, Jeevan Reddy, asks them to cut tax of national importance. It was a Krishnamohan Reddy and Ra- on fuel candid and cordial meeting,” jendra Reddy. Noted actorGowda said after the meeting. turned-politician Prakash Raj Rao, on arrival, clasped Gow- was also present as he has been da’s right hand with both of his working closely with the TRS P4 own and bowed his head in rev- lately sources said. , HYDERABAD TUESDAY 10 CASES GUJARAT WITHDRAWS ION LINKED TO PATIDAR AGITAT MARCH 22, 2022 `9.00 months CHENNAI ■ ■ EDITION ARREST VOTE BANK DRIFT who is Patidar leader Naresh Patel, Patidars, The It comes a day after influential entry, met Congress leaders. reportedly mulling a political the BJP, were seen drifting away to rivals who have traditionally backed been trying to woo back the community. party has Bhupendra Patel since the 2015 stir. The CM’s post to Patidar leader Last year, it gave the state THREAT OF ANOTHER ■ ■ STATEWIDE AGITATION 2015, has Patel, who led the stir in if the Congress leader Hardik protest from March 25, threatened another statewide cases against Patidar members all government does not scrap 485 for quota, the police registered | P8 During the 2015 agitation to the Patidar community cases against people belonging ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI TIRUCHY TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ TIRUPATI ■ MANGALURU ■ SHIVAMOGGA EDITION M ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE THIRUVANANTHAPURA COVID THREAT IS NOT KOCHI HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ BENGALURU ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ PAGES 16 LATE CITY CURIOUS TIMING TO HYDERABAD THURSD comes AY APRIL the 2015 stir for quota December over The withdrawal of cases 28, 2022 `9.00 in PAGES 16 set to be held LATE CITY ahead of the state election OVER YET, SAYS PM CHINA Crash site: Near BENGAL PROPOSES TO MAKE CM CHANCELLOR OF UNIVS E X P R ESS N E WS S E RV I C E @ Kolkata THE West Bengal cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal to appoint Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as the chancellor of all state government universities “Today, the state cabinet gave its consent to the proposal to make the chief minister the chancellor of all state-run universities in place of the governor. This proposal will soon be introduced as a bill in the assembly State education minister ,” Bratya Basu, who tabled the proposal before the state cabinet, said. A member of the cabinet said a bill would be introduced in the Assembly to change the chancellor of state universi- ties. “Once the bill is passed, it will be sent to the governor’s office for his approval to amend the change as an act. If there is no nod from the governor, an ordinance will be promulgated to amend the change replacing the governor from the key post.’’ West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Mamata have been at loggerheads over a range of issues. Last year, a row erupted over suggestions that the governor be replaced from the titular post of Chancellor of state-run universities in West Bengal. Dhankar alleged that the state government was making appointments to the vice- chancellor post in various universities without consulting him, and he is being forced to take a strong view of such developments. Tamil Nadu government last month adopted two bills to curb the governor’s power to appoint vice-chancellors to 13 State universities. In Kerala, a row erupted last year when the state governor Arif Khan complained of political interference in the appointment of vice-chancellors to state-run universities. Later, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan made it clear that the state government does not want to take over the position of the chancellor. E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ New Delhi THE Centre on Thursday withdrew its offer to sell its 52.9% stake in Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) after most of the bidders expressed their inability to go ahead citing the volatile conditions in the global energy market. “The multiple Covid-19 waves and geo-political conditions affected multiple indus- Udaipur Chintan Shivir. “It is being considered seriously. There are some issues, such as how it can be implemented, how to ensure funds management and transparency etc. It will be discussed at the Task Force 2024 meetings,” party sources said. According to an audit report submitted to the Election Commission, the Congress party’s income plunged 58% in FY21 to `285.7 crore, from `682.2 crore in the previous fiscal. In FY19, the party’s income was `918 crore. The Congress is facing acute pressure on the money front, especially after the demise of party treasurer Ahmed Patel, who used to handle party funds through his corporate and other contacts. Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal SOUMYADIP SINHA Nath has been also handling funds generation but earnings have nosedived in the Modi regime. Most of the CPI(M)’s funds come from its Kerala unit and there is a joke in party circles that the central party survives on funds from the southern state. The general rule for the party is that 70% of funding must be from door-to-door mass-contact funding drive, known as ‘bucket collection’. tries globally, particularly oil and gas industry. Owing to prevailing conditions in the global energy market, the majority of Qualified Institutional Investors (QIP) have expressed their inability to continue in the current process of disinvestment of BPCL,” said a notification by the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management. A decision on re-initiating the strategic disinvestment process will be taken in due course ■ CASES LINKED TO QUOTA AGITATION PENDING BEFORE COURTS ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI ■ KOLLAM ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM NAGAPATTINAM ■ ■ Speaking at an interaction with Wuzhou city Minister said Covid still poses chief ministers on Wednesday, the Prime threat. Noting that schools Kunming after a long time and parents have opened Guangzhou are worried over the recent in some states, Modi said spike in infections vaccination is the best way to protect against the virus. But there was no word CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ on the timeframe of the BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ inoculation drive VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANT STOPPING INFECT ION AT BEGINNING IS KEY “Stopping the infection at the priority and it should remain very beginning has beenXourSS N E WS S E R V I C E @ Dehradun E the same even today,” the P R E PM said in His EXPRESS NEWS SERVICEa@day remarks come Hyderabad after India’s drug regulator THERE were no surprises granted chief minister picks restricted emergency use the BJP’s K ChanCHIEF Minister authorisation for Corbevax for Uttarakhand and Goa with asdrasekhar Rao on Monday Covaxin for childrenplay a pivand party choosing Pushkar CHILDREN IN 12-14 AGE GROU the HAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAfamily; finance ministry Saserted that he would between 5 and 12 years is married into the R ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI of Singh Dhami and Pramod otal role in the emergence ADMINISTERED 1ST DOSE OF C ■ TIRUCHY ■ Ambani sibling Deepti . ries are her two sons TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR an alternative to the present want, respectively ■ HUBBALLI whose main beneficia min- Schools will need to launch all eligible children at the special campaigns to inoculate earliest, PM Narendra Modi said wants info on trusts Delhi S H A H I D F A R I D I @ New S H A H I D FA R I D I @ New Delhi India will THE government of of money soon receive details by the after he tive economic offender Choksi and his uncle Mehul in a scam were found involved of involving alleged defrauding banks of `14,000 crore. had Late last year, the court Kokilarejected a request by and ben, mother of Mukesh her Anil Ambani, to anonymise informaname while supplying accounts tion about her Swiss ■ ■ FEARED DEAD IN ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM nationBJP dispensation at the . al level, come what may after Speaking to the media g addressing a wide-rangin leaders at meeting of the TRS the Chief Telangana Bhavan, “Mark my ■ first chief Dhami is the KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ in Uttarakhand to get a ister TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ the BJP’s THRISSU second term. He was KCR will be playing he lost natural choice though in the rehis own constitueny saffron cent polls in which the seats. 70 party bagged 47 out of earlier RaMark my words. The held in Swiss accounts Minister said: The Swiss court had after Union health Indian government. role. The new Soon after Union minister his be Salgaocar family of CHINA PLANE CRASH words. KCR willrole.playing a a very importantam visualising ministe r powerful long.Federal Court ordered release of information to the for Kokilaben’s Swiss request jnath Singh announced for Swiss The governm The new formation that I The Mansukh Mandaviya bank legislavery important from THE CBI has initiated ent had accounts of A Boeing 737-800 aircraft name as leader of BJP ordered a Goa.ordered that India be sup- regarding the his wife Tina bank accounts was first made colleges that I am visualis- is something different of an hasto disband the the gova probe cleanup in 2012, but it was deit Anil Ambani, tive party, Dhami met earlier avatartheir twoinspectiowereinstage-managing crashed in China’s Guangxi formation different from the popular perception sons Jai by India the into cash-for-clearan with the information Another likely ing front Ambani and of province on Monday, college is something staked claim to form of an ns and Swiss Federal Tax ce allega- ing approva process of grant- plied NMC, and Jai nied by the gettinggovernpopular perception puter. This approv- business on board thewas doingis one that alternativedate Chiefshared ernor and . The announcekilling all 132 tions against top officials and Anmol Anil Ambani ls to private medi- requested. the Medical Council Ambani. alscourt Administration. Theagain in Rao, is Minister for the alternative front. It The without having bygovernment K Industrialists Mukesh of11th day of India, due to endemic Anil of of of India tried proper in- DGCA has put Boeing 737 past 18 years ficials Chandrasekhar with the brokers, ment came on the of directed not to ment without carriers facilitieschange the direction of National Medical Commis the cal colleges. Sources said the Anil Ambani’s sister, Deepti, is Anshul corrupwould Swiss auusher 2018. This time the poll of tion. into the Salgaocar had, however, thefrastructure, faculty and other fleets of Indian basicon. the country as it wouldalert the Minister KT Rama Rao. who results after a seriesthe . One of sion, ministe r receive married But it appears agreed to give the resurveillance” college that public names the colleges was in structural changes in the MAUD while managem meetings as Dhami lost the apex body that out at d multipl e family. The details sought by release inbro- his family. thoritiesinformation on DecemCM, required to run a med- “enhancedVistara and Air allowed to The process hasinspectio lashing “sorry ent. regulates complain kers continu concern Anil Ambani and facilitiesquested from Khatima constitSpiceJet, The TheBJP, said that he was ts about the Indian government e to operate brabody politic. leaders investigative media erate in such violatio op- said. medical education and is when B-737s n team is sent elections the ical college and ber 28, 2021. This uency. Many senior India Express have zenly in by trusts whose medical ruption involvin rampant cor- accounts held this sector. But Swiss deliver already begun,” he fished out the names Kokilaben hospital. her ter a deal BJPstruck with dur- af- lobbying for the hot seat. requested that al the is could not norms thatPAGE 9Supreme n of professionals in India. and put g officials of main beneficiaries are Deepti outlets was The CM was non-committ the the were E P R E SS N E WS from court records In one case, be held back on the Sources NMC and The two children. Court would take ing the last eight years”. eight col- Goa,XPramod Sawant BJPE R V I C E In name the raiding team who lege, when create a the S Medical Assessment Salgaocar’shealth ministry had ear- domain. imposed `2 crore fine askedState affairs if he and the college is given said the officials will “They have presented had them out in public was shocked ground that it would elected the leader of lier this month conducte of it. soon be and Rating The Salgaocar family batto in India. She had also careonthe time to arrange for the got is legislature party, paving the Budgets but what have that stir” find the college legal “big asked to put in their Board. Explaining the modus busy at the Centre nothing. It is an admission d sur- did not have been locked in a long kept himself required for him E take u as the papers. prise checks to prevent EXPRESS READ of takeven her facilities claimed thatthe personality way T H to S over BJP oper- facilities just to , The medical educatio in Switzerland in private Stash of Hinduja to give The andi of corrupt officialsshape to his idea “The they would not be able BJP’s in- for a second term. p r e m e C o The CBI probe was initiated for the day do outed was affected as her n sector tle tax authorities from get- medical befor MBBS (underg “reputation brothers to colleges across five states. India’s ing the nation forward. In work- spection . This fact, the of CM Wednes in the by 80 raduate has been mired in corrupti in set up by had been which won 20 seats ing in tandem Dur- courses while attacked”. famous ) Fuel prices hiked gap with brokers would be be anything. is worse than thathas challengday listed th ting details of trusts submitTRS government Among the other big names performance busines s on ingfamily in that country. InSources said given 40-member Assembly, the might it was the ing is a paise after 4-mth the the raids it was found Swiss bank account the State even ,if I been going onII. This BJP governthe sources whose of support from re- consti had that go-ahead to run drop- of UPA forever and Swiss banking secrecyinforted be dia’s ministry of finance an inspec- he said,might ment should go,” he said. hun- letters validity of three the and price of “First moving around,” PG courses.just New Delhi: Retailsaid:petrol details are expected to trusts thing of the past and he of the tion date an generated subtle hints thatdreds of crores of ON PAGE 4 gional partysMGP toSection 124 goveris requested details of these The ping released, too, are that and diesel will seeis increase son and mation so far received Independent MLAs ago. on a com- change hands CONTINUED rupees tion) in the Indian Pen who about eight years pass on the baton to his said the from Tuesday after a four-month Hindujas, a leading Indian in faevery year.” the beginning. They nor P S Sreedharan Pillai, next said court has finally ruled 1860 for form the hearing to final was working on hiatus, according to Reuters. Both `150-CR business family. Sources If our policies are good, regovernment invited Sawant CHEMVEDA PLANS P7 w more why vour of transmitting the will go up D I P4 information on Swiss petrol and diesel prices getting details of many government in the state. adjournment on May implement the best policies,are we lagging behind China? If we of the Hinduja EXPANSION IN HYDERABA quested data. informa- by 80 paise per litre, the news accounts 5. wealthy Indians and then the Salgaocar’s daughter dealers. would and become the No 1 economic Deepti country will surpass USA is expected in a brothers When Solicito r G to agency reported quoting tion on such accounts Isheta Salgaocar is married force – K Chandrasek Nirav matter of days. of soon be available. Tushar Mehta, appear Neeshal Modi, brother har Rao a fugiModi, who was declared the Centre, sought som for filing the counter, a judge bench led by Chi tice N V Ramana grant four days. The SC was h E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ New Delhi pleas by the Editors Gu India and former Army PULLIN G up the Telanga Major General S G Vomb na government over the challenging the sedition cancellation of around 19 lakh Senior advocate Kapil ration cards in the State, the V V B A L A K R I S H N A @ Hyderabad appeared for the petitio Supreme platform steering clear Court on Wednesday directed it of both aimed not When a couple of advo at bringing down a BJP and Congres to carry out verificat UNDERSCORING the ions of the mention ed similar need to to have changed s. He seems party from the gaddi (throne) peti ration cards cancelle set an “alternative his stance but to pending with the SC d in purpolitical now though ensure that people asChief Minister K Chandrasek har again suance of the notifica he continues to atagenda” for the country, Rao dition saying they had tion cend the gaddi. The TRS tack the BJP celebration s of TRS in Hyderabad speaks at the 21st formation day not sued by the Union governm isactual supremo and Chief . on Wednesday listed, the CJI asked ent Minister need is to set an alternati if i in 2016. “It’s not a Third Front K Chandr asekhar ve ponecessary to multiply or litical and developm Rao on Fourth Front. peti The court also directed ent agenWednes day hinted on the same point of Chief that his tive agenda It’s an alterna- da for the country law Secretary Somesh ,” he party would play a key which is not in- emphasi Kumar to delay the matter. role in tended to yank sed. file an affidavit on creating the same. someone out of the steps While issuing notice Rao also said it was power or to make someone taken before the cancella in good if In his inaugural address on the petitions, Justice the some efforts to tion at Prime Minister. of rations cards. R correct the ills the TRS’ 21st foundati The agenda is of na had remarked, “The on the country started e The top court was hearing celebrat ions in Hyderabday to empower people. It would from mous power of this section a Hyderabad. “The idea EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE ad, give the country plea by activist SQ is not to Rao’s new slogan underlin @ Hyderabad an alterna- change be compared to a carpente Masood paddy procurement issue ed tive economic, the government, but against an order of industrial and to the Telaning given a saw to icably. “The Centre’s am- that there was “no need for integrat THE ruling TRS came make gana High Court dismissi anti- Tents and Fronts” ed agriculture policy change the living standards of down farmer policies item, uses it to cut ng a . the people,” he said. . This is a The alternat heavily on the Narendr the en ive political force petition on the a Modi ing subsidy include reduc- clear departure from forest instead of a tree.” The idea was to change KCR’s did not mean government for defeatin on fertilize rs previou bringing two the cancellation of g policies of the country nation’s federal spirit, the thereby burdening farmers. Federal s efforts to set up a or three Chief , Rao Ministers around 19 lakh ne- The increase Front on a nationa glecting Telanga na said. “If our policies l on one platfor and its diesel prices in petrol and are m or ration cards “commu nal politics also hiked the ingood, why are we laguniting some ”. The put cost of in the State. farming,” it said. TRS plenary adopted ging behind China? politica l par13 reso- The party If “We deem it resolved not to comlutions, out of which we implement the best ties,” 12 are promise on proper that an he farmers’ issues. against the Modi governm policies, then the counemphasised. affidavit shall be Key role at nationa The party also demande ent. try will surpass USA l level: Rao recalled filed by the Chief Secd Dalit Bandhu be impleme that There is a need for TRS to play and become the No 1 retary informing us that some CommuecoJAB-O-METER April 26 on nomic force in the world.” across the country. The nted a constructive role and fill the taken before cancella steps nist leaders, who were pink political void tion of 19,67,717 doses While stating that he party sought that the at national level. the ration cards ... in Hyderabad for a conwould Centre The party direct asserted to bring a sanction Navodaya Schools State to conduct verificat the ference, had said, “We play a key role in creating the April 27 ion of alternative political agenda all district s and withdrato qualitative change in the counall the cards cancelle all should unite in 17,28,894 dose w try on the lines of d... We are to the country, Rao GST on handlooms. It Telangana’s informed that there said that he bring down BJP”. opposed “desirable TOTAL DOSES: 1,88,38,3 are 17 pa“I would convene 0,835 results” in educathe ‘anti-we aver policies rameters that were a meeting in told them its a chetta ’ tion, irrigatio n, taken adopted by the Centre. health and account before cancella into (rubbish) agenda and the next 15 days with national NATIONWIDE APR 26 APR economic sectors. The tion. 2 OTHER RESOLUTIONS country The authorities are directed I am not with you. Our and international economists, should be freed from to Paddy Procurement: Fresh cases 2,483 the evil conduct verification attempt s should be including those from Harvard The forces and end 2,92 of all the University and another TRS extended gratitud cards and also deal meete to the rule and divide the bulldozer Recoveries with the ing would be convene Telanga na governm 1,970 2,25 CHANGE OF TERMIN represe ntation by d ent for cies adopted and rule poliOLOGY OR STRAT any card retired All India Service with procuring paddy in by rulers, TRS EGY Deaths holder whose card Officthe 1,399 Not long ago, to be precise got 3 ers (AIS). Though 12 rent season. The party cur- said. The party felt that Atma on March 21 2022, KCR celled,” the top court canout of 13 said that he was visualising a front criti- Nirbhar Bharat orally resoluti ons adopted that will change India cised the Central governm had turned said. TELANGANA APR 26 APR 27 by the for better. However, CONTINUED ON P4 on Wednesday (April 27, TRS denounced the for its failure in resolvin ent out to be a Durbhar (worse) 2022), he announced his BJP-led intention to create an “alternative g the Bharat. Centre, Rao said that political agenda” for the CONTINUED ON P4 Fresh cases his country 30 49 posed agenda was not profor or Recoveries against any particul 24 11 ar party . Deaths 0 EXPRESS NEWS SERV ICE 0 Further on in the clip, @ Hyderabad EXPRESS NEWS SERV the callICE Tuesday the child was er is heard threaten , @ Hyderabad ing the CI playing ents refused outside when dogs of dire consequences to lodge a police IN an audio clip that pounced complain even if he E N S @ Hyderabad has t. on him, dragged him IN a shocking incident viral, a voice, purporte gone is transferred to another place. into an ,a This is not the first time d of stray dogs attacked pack abutting open area and atthat of TRS MLC and to be Later, he is heard accusing the such IN yet another instance former CI of being a two- tacked him. incidents have been reported and-a-half-year-old boy minister Patnam Mahende involved in illegal of a suicide abetted by TRS in Golr Red- sand transpor from this area. In January Aler Declared brought dy, is heard abusing leaders, dead conda area late on Tuesday The screamst e d b y h i s the Circle ens to catch tation and threat- a 46-year-old employe . this year, an elderly wom, the boy’s pare of a fivictim, identifi ed Inspector Rajender the CI red-handed. Anas Ahmed was playing as Anas ents and Reddy nance company ended an was attacked by stray According to locals rushed Ahmed was rushed to Tandur town, in Vikaraba of his life outside their residence a nearby to the spot d dis- hender Reddy sources, Ma- on Tuesday by hanging after dogs. Though the woman in Satgalli hospita and chased trict. The MLC can has been in- was he l, he was declare locality when dogs pounced be heard volved in humiliated and abused d away the dogs. The suffered severe injuries, on similar issues of verabusing the CI in filthy by boy him. The boy, who suffered brought dead by the doctors. language, bal abuse his owner, who is a ruling he survived the attack. suffered severe on several occasions using several cuss words. The boy’s family lives party Acsevere injuries, was rushed functionary in Sat- in the throat injuries cording to local residents . ever since he lost the to a galli located between SP Vikarabad N Koti and other , election nearby hospital, where Golconda body parts. According to the police, Reddy in Tandur two he was Fort main Assembly constitutold Express that a Though he was dogs children were attacked by three gate and Fateh Dardeclared brought dead case has ency to Rohith days ago, the owner of in separat rushed to the hospital waza. At around 8.30 the been registere Reddy in 2018. , he was but they escaped e inciden ts, d pany Kota Mallareddy, compm on declared brought with minor injuHe has reporte dly a g ainst Mahen der who is dead. His par- ries. CONTINUED ON P2 , abused and threatened from Pochampally accused his Reddy under Sections employee, 46-year-old several district offiGangad353, 504, 506 of IPC, at cials. A few days ago, hari Satyanarayana, of embezTandur town police zlement of money from an SI was allegedl station. The caller, Vijay y abused in full public Durga Finance Company ac- E X P R E SS purportedly the MLC, N E WS S E R V I C E counts and abused him view by the MLC. accused Modi of playing is heard questioning in filthy @ New Delhi language. He also took poli- creased VAT CI Rajende r could tics and passing the away his the CI, about “rowdy on fuel since 2014 buck. years. His predecessor phone and bike. not be reached as his Thomas sheeters” attending West Bengal Chief Minister & rounded off only once,” he PRIME Ministe r a P Mahender Reddy, Issac was sarcastic in Satyana rayana, retur said. of ficial phone was his tweet. programme at a temned Modi on Wednesd Narend ra Mamata Banerjee said the TRS MLC “Elementary sir, we didn’t inay took Oppo- teractio Tamil Nadu Finance switched off. The TS home in Vanasthalipuram and sition chief ple recently raise n was one-side d and . Minis- our tax rate explained to his wife ministers by surter Palaniv Police Officers Associat as you did,” he misleading. “Facts how he prise at a Covid When the CI replies ion also was abused shared by ruled out el Thiaga Rajan quipped. Mahara that the condemn review meeting him by Mallare ddy, by shtra Chief ed Mahender Reddy’s any VAT relief saypeople in question were were wrong. We have attacking them for Ministe r Uddhav Thacker whose accom- unacceptable been ing, “It is neither not re- providing panying local MLA Pilot language in the ZPTC wife Pushapalatha is a ducing taxes ay fair nor feasi- said a subsidy of `1 on Rohith matter. to contain fuel every the Centre owed `26,500 member of Pochama Reddy, the voice turns pal- prices, triggeri litre of petrol and diesel ble for the state government to crore ly On Tuesday Satyanar menac. ng a volley of to the state and accused further reduce taxes.” , Meanwhile, follower for the last three years.” ing. He showers the CI ayana’s angry retorts s of Ro- wife found of a step-motherly treatme it with the hith Reddy from them. his lifeless body Kerala’s Finance Minister choicest of abuse, even lodged a complaint Telangana minister nt, Calling it injustice, he K adding his governm challeng- against urged N Balagopal said the ent was not Mahender Reddy, stat- hanging from the ceiling fan in them to ing the cop to record increase responsible reduce value added tax K T Rama Rao was the call, ing that the their house. She lodged for the rise in pricin petrol and diesel caustic stating that the recordin MLC insulted them a com- (VAT) on fuel rates es of petrol and plaint with the police. g would by addressi in their states in calling . “Namediesel. was due to the cess not affect him in any ng them as rowdy states for national interest to and way . Congress media in-charg A case of abetment ease the not reducin sheeters during the telephon surcharge levied by When CI Rajender responds eR g VAT the ic has been register to suicide burden on the common man. , conversation with Centre, adding Kerala S Surjewala sought an account ed against even though we “Sir, please talk properly the CI. A big part of his concludi Mallareddy and the Following this, follower ng never increase has not increased fuel of the `27 lakh crore collected investiga- remarks voice grows louder and ,” the d it; s of during the meeting by the BJP governm tion is in process, said he un- Rohith Reddy tax since the last ent from is this the co-operaleashes some filthy cuss K Saty- was on fuel and the MLC a n six tax on petrol and prices. But since all words. clashed in arayana, Inspe diesel. tive federal ism... the town. c t o r, others particip Vanasthalipuram. ants were mut- # I am not criticising anyone Telangana ed, the fuming Oppositi but am praying to you on later h a s n ’ t for the welfare of people of your states...I inurge you to reduce VAT now Centre calls off BPCL privatisation process as most bidders back off Cong to take a leaf out of Left’s ‘bucket collection’ FACING massive funds crunch ahead of the big fight for 2024, the Congress is looking at the Left’s Kerala model of fundraising where bulk of the party funds are collected from the masses through door-to-door campaign with slips issued against donations. The idea, suggested by former KPCC chief Ramesh Chennithala, was discussed in detail at the recently held E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ Bengaluru a delay of six months to KERALA MODEL R I C H A S H A R M A @ New Delhi Third alternative force to take concrete shape by Vijayadasami: KCR, HDK based on how the situation evolves, it added. The government had issued the expression of interest (EoI) for strategic disinvestment of BPCL in March 2020. However, due to global pandemic and other geopolitical tensions, it had to extend the EoI submission date multiple times. According to reports, only three bidders - Vedanta group, Apollo Global Management Inc. and I Squared Capital Advisors - have shown interest in buying BPCL. Among these, only Anil Agarwal-led-Vedanta was in the race as the other bidders reportedly walked out over lack of clarity in fuel pricing. It may be recalled that Vedanta Group’s chairman, in one of his interviews had said that his company was willing to spend $12 billion for the deal. BPCL’s current market value is around $11.4 billion. It owns 19,000 petrol pumps, 6,166 LPG distributor agencies and 61 out of the 260 aviation fuel stations in the country It . has 26 assets in Russia, Brazil, Mozambique, the UAE, Indonesia, Australia, East Timor, Israel and India. The buyer will get 35.3 million tonnes of refining capacity -- 12 million tonne Mumbai unit, 15.5 million tonne Kochi refinery and 7.8 million tonne Bina unit. benefit people EXPRESS READ Karti gets interim protection from arrest New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday granted interim protection from arrest till May 30 to Congress MP Karti Chidambaram in a case registered by the Enforcement Directorate in the Chinese Visas case. Meanwhile, the CBI on Thursday questioned Karti Chidambaram for nine hours Most children happy going to govt schools New Delhi: More and more children across the country are joining government schools from class III to 10, as per the latest National Achievement Survey, released by the department of school education and literacy. The survey found most children – 94% of them —feel safe in government schools | P7 Imran gives Pak 6-day deadline to announce elections Islamabad: A defiant Imran Khan on Thursday warned that he would return to the Pakistani capital with the entire nation if the “imported government” failed to announce fresh general elections within six-day deadline. “My message for the imported government is to dissolve assemblies and announce elections. Otherwise, I will come back again to Islamabad after six days,” the 69-year-old former Prime Minister said | P9 even after –Narendra Modi
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