TIRUPATI WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 `9.00 PAGES 12 LATE CITY EDITION BHARTI-BACKED ONEWEB ALL SET TO LAUNCH 36 SATELLITES UK-headquartered OneWeb has teamed up with NewSpace India, ISRO’s commercial arm, for the launch from Sriharikota FOCUS ON BROADBAND FROM SPACE SEGMENT The low-earth orbit satellite communications company said all the 36 satellites have reached the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. The launch is keenly watched by stakeholders as it will set the stage for some high-voltage action with major players such as Jio vying for a slice of the lucrative satellite-based broadband services market in India ■ 648 AIMS TO CONNECT HARD-TO-REACH AREAS ■ OneWeb will connect towns, villages, and regional municipalities in the hard-to-reach areas “playing a critical role in bridging the digital divide across India,” a company statement said Earlier this month, Reliance Jio received a Letter of Intent from the telecom department for satellite communication services SATELLITES ONEWEB PLANS TO HAVE. OF THIS, 428 HAVE ALREADY BEEN LAUNCHED 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 Sonia summons Venugopal as race gains pace Ashok Gehlot calls urgent meeting of his party MLAs in Jaipur before his trip to Delhi S H A H I D F A R I D I @ New Delhi THE Congress presidential election gathered frenetic pace on Tuesday with party president Sonia Gandhi summoning general secretary in-charge of organisation K C Venugopal for an urgent discussion, and Ashok Gehlot calling a lateevening meeting of Rajasthan MLAs before his departure to Delhi to meet Sonia. Venugopal flew in from Kerala, where he was participating in the Bharat Jodo Yatra with Rahul Gandhi, to meet Sonia at her 10, Janpath residence. Sources said the two discussed the presidential election, nomination for which is scheduled to start from September 24. After the meeting, Venugopal called Gehlot and asked him to meet Sonia on Wednesday . Meanwhile, Gehlot has called a meeting of party MLAs in Jaipur on Tuesday night, where he is expected to reveal his plans. Sources said after meeting Sonia, Gehlot will leave for Kerala to meet Rahul Gandhi. He will return to Delhi and stay till the last day of nomination on September 30. With Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor meeting Sonia on Monday and expressing his desire to contest, the high command has started preparing for the elections amid more state units adopting resolutions demanding the return of Rahul as party chief. Although Sonia told Tharoor that there would be no ‘official’ candidate, sources said the leadership has made up its mind to field a loyalist who is likely to Sonia Gandhi TDP govt stole data & tried to delete 30L voters: Panel report EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Vijayawada THE House Committee, constituted to probe into allegations of ‘data theft and illegal transmission, causing infringement citizens’ rights during 2016-19’, tabled its interim report in the Assembly on Tuesday . “The Committee has concluded that there appears to be unauthorised and improper transmission of large amounts of sensitive data from the State Data Centre (APSDC) to unknown external servers between November 30, 2018 and March 30, 2019,” the report stat- ed. Panel chairman and Tirupati MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy said, “That data was stolen from the State data centre during the TDP’s tenure is 100 per cent a fact. The panel will initiate an in-depth enquiry to book those involved.” The Assembly had constituted the House Committee after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that the previous N Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP government had purchased the controversial Pegasus spyware. Six MLAs — five from YSRC and one from TDP are members of the committee. Opposition Jharkhand PCC joins chorus for Rahul Arogyasri to cover 3,118 procedures from Oct 5 Online services launched in 8 temples in AP Vijayawada: Starting October 5, YSR Arogyasri would cover a total of 3,118 medical procedures, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said on Tuesday. He pointed out that there were 1,059 procedures during TDP’s tenure | P4 Vijayawada: Online services in eight major temples across the State began on Tuesday. Endowments Minister Kottu Satyanarayana said this system is aimed at bringing transparency in the services offered by the dept QR codes set up in Tirumala to guide devotees Tirupati: The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has set up QR codes at various locations in the temple city such as railway stations, bus stands and other public places to provide directions to devotees coming from across the country. Once scanned using smartphones, they will get instant directions to over 40 locations in Tirumala | P3 Total allocation Twitter images of Ukrainian defender (L) Sova Serhiy killed in Izium, where mass graves are being exhumed amid allegations of genocide by occupying Russian forces. Serhiy’s wife identified him from the bands on his hand. His son called the hand a “symbol of Ukraine’s warrior, unbreakable & courageous” PUTIN LOOKING TO END WAR, CLAIMS ERDOGAN Y E S H I S E L I @ New Delhi WHEN Russian President Vladimir Putin met Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the SCO Summit in Samarkand on Friday last, he said he would end the war in Ukraine soon. In less than a week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reaffirmed that Russia is considering ending the conflict. Erdogan, who was present at the SCO Summit and had a bilateral with Modi, said on Tuesday his recent impression after talks with Putin suggests there could be an end to the war, beginning with ceasefire. Parallely, separatist leaders of Ukraine’s Russian-controlled areas of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia regions announced dates for a referendum to let their territories become part of Russia. Reports also suggest that Russia is mulling swapping 200 prisoners with Ukraine. Turkey has been actively trying to find some middle ground. “Together, we need to find a reasonably practical diplomatic solution that will give both sides a dignified way out of the crisis,” Erdogan told the opening session of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday . During the SCO Summit, Modi had told Putin that “this was no era for war”. “We will do our best to stop this as soon as possible,’’ Putin P9 said in response. Gadkari to lay stone for Morampudi flyover K V S A I L E N D R A @ Rajamahendravaram The flyover at Morampudi Junction will be a game changer and it is set to change the urban morphology of the historical city of Rajahmundry M Bharat Ram, MP Traffic to ease soon? There are 16 black spots on both sides of the Morampudi Junction I EXPRESS dents were reported between 2019 and 2021 on the stretch and around 75 people were killed. Surrounded by Satellite city , Namavaram, Kesavaram, Pidimgoyyi and Hukumpet areas, party member Maddali Giridhar Rao, now in favour of YSRC, is representing the TDP . The Committee has met four times and discussed with heads `16,000 cr 57,000 INFRA PUSH THREE-DECADE long wait of the people of Rajamahendravaram is going to end as the Centre has cleared decks for the construction of a flyover at Morampudi Junction. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stone for the 1.42 km long flyover on September 22. The flyover would be constructed at an estimated cost of `56.09 crore. It may be noted that the Junctions is an accident-prone region on the Chennai-Howrah national highway . According to police and road transport officials, there are 16 black spots on the 10-km stretch on both sides of the Morampudi Junction. Bommuru CI Vijay Kumar said around 191 acci- B Karunakar, Panel chairman The House Committee’s interim report has no mention of any evidence on usage of Pegasus spyware and phone-tapping by the TDP government, TDP MLA Payyavula Keshav said. He sought to know whether the Election Commission of India would delete voters, if the TDP says so. He challenged the government to move the apex court, if the allegations were true of several departments before arriving to the conclusion, Karunakar Reddy said and explained, “We have identified that the previous TDP govern- NADU Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday charged the TDP regime for neglecting the govt school infrastructure. He made a presentation in the Assembly on the makeover of a mandal parishad school at Naravaripalle, TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu’s village The Jharkhand PCC on Tuesday joined state units in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Bihar, Odisha, Haryana, Maharashtra and others to pass a resolution urging Rahul Gandhi to lead the party as its next chief EXPRESS READ We identified that the previous govt stole data between 2017 and 2019, particularly during the election year. Using Seva Mitra app, the TDP tried to delete 30 lakh voters not in its favour ment stole data between 2017 and 2019, particularly in the election year (2018-19). Using the Seva Mitra mobile app, the party attempted to remove delete over 30 lakh voters, who did not appear to be in favour of the TDP from the voters.” , Meanwhile, TDP MLAs expressed ire as they did not receive the report. Stating that the TDP leaders were misleading the House and degrading the Chair, YSRC MLA G Srikanth Reddy said it was mentioned in the House Committee rule position that two photocopies of the report were placed at the Secretary table. MANA BADI NADU-NEDU K C Venugopal sail through with the help of the handpicked electoral college of 9,300 PCC delegates. Gehlot is reportedly the high command’s first choice. He, however, denies being a candidate saying that he will try and convince Rahul to contest. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, too, has said he will try and persuade Rahul to return as party chief. Senior party leaders including P Chidambaram, Jairam Ramesh, among others, have demanded that the next president be chosen by consensus rather than a contest. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is October 8 and the election will be held on October 17. The results will be out on October 19. If the contest takes place, it will be after two decades that Congressmen will be voting to elect their boss. Will ECI delete voters, if TDP says, MLA questions report the Morampudi Junction is one of the busiest areas in the city . On an average, around 10,000 to 15,000 heavy vehicles pass through the Junction every day . Traffic to ease in Gadalamma Nagar, Lemon market, Hukumpet, Satellite City, Namavaram, Kesavaram and Bommuru areas No. of govt schools being revamped PHASE 1 15,715 schools to be digitilised by June, 2023 PHASE 2 22,344 12 Development of infrastructure components STUDENT STRENGTH 37,20,988 NEDU 2018-19 44,29,561 2021-22 Money spent on education is an investment. It is an investment on securing a bright future for the children in the State, and to nurture them as able and knowledgeable citizens of tomorrow. For this very reason, it is called Human Capital Investment — YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chief Minister Corridor Verandah Classroom Toilets Running water
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