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 ■ ■ HYDERABAD SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 `12.00 PAGES 24 LATE CITY EDITION Love all, Fedal... A picture peRFect ending EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE THE ‘frame’ — both poignant and moving — can be preserved for eternity Roger Federer and . Rafael Nadal sitting next to each other crying, almost inconsolable. Federer’s last match (as a professional) has just ended but the beautiful symphony of their friendship rose to a cre- scendo. Greatest of rivals on court were fighting tears and even holding hands — a reflection of the immense love and respect they share. Words fail to describe that beautiful moment. Perhaps, it’s sensible to absorb, relish and tuck it into the most-desirable chambers of your memory They may appear . together on court, they may sit next to each other too but the emotion the two evoked on Friday night will never be the same again. The frame will always remind generations of a rivalry that was fierce but it was also built on respect and love for the other’s craft. Like all sportspersons, Federer’s retirement was inevitable. It was poetic that it ended with Nadal by his side. The applause at the O2 arena in London reverberated throughout the world. Whether a fan or not, drops of tears escaped unknowingly It was not exactly a fairy. tale finish as Europe’s Federer and Nadal, 42 Grand Slams between them, lost to Team World’s Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock 4-6, 7-6, 9-11 (match JHULAN WALKS INTO THE SUNSET Emotional Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal after the match | AP tie-break). In these emotional matches, results are a side show. Federer, the protagonist, strode the court like a king. He hugged his teammates, World team-members and later, his family And, of course, he was . emotional. “We’ll get through this somehow,” he said emotionally during the post-match interview. “I’m happy, I’m not sad. It feels great to be here and I enjoyed tying my shoes one more time. Everything was the last time. The match was great, I couldn’t be happier.” As Federer walks into sunset, Nadal’s words aptly capture the loss to sports and beyond: “When Roger leaves the tour, an important part of my life is P11 leaving too.” Playing her last international match of an illustrious career, India women’s team seamer Jhulan Goswami received a guard of honour when she walked out to bat against England in third ODI on Saturday. She will end her two-decade career as women’s highest wicket-taker CBI crackdown to disrupt circulation of child porn CRICKET MANIA 59 locations across 20 states raided under Operation Megh Chakra EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi Members of the Australian team arrive at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad on Saturday; (inset) India’s star player Virat Kohli leaves the airport amidst tight security AFTER 3 YRS, HYD ALL SET TO BE BOWLED OVER BY T20 SPECTACLE B K A R T H E E K @ Hyderabad AFTER a three-year hiatus caused by Covid pandemic as well as the busy international calendar, cricket returns to Hyderabad on Sunday when India and Australia lock horns in the deciding tie of the three-match T20I series. The cricket-starved youth would cherish every single moment -- of their favourite batsman wielding the willow in his inimitable style or a bowler producing a stunning spell -- that will create magic at the floodlit Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal. Last Thursday’s stampede at ticket counters of the Gymkhana Grounds will be forgotten, at least for the time being, as both the teams will get down to the business winning honours for their respective countries. The city is sure to witness a very competitive match, especially since it is a series decider. No doubt, all roads will lead to Uppal Stadium on Sunday as the Metro Rail BJP expels leader, son over murder of resort staffer N A R E N D R A S E T H I @ Dehradun AMID widespread public anger over the murder of a female staff member of a resort owned by Pulkit, the son of BJP leader and former Uttarakhand minister Vinod Arya, the party on Saturday expelled the leader. Pulkit’s brother Ankit was also expelled from the party . The BJP’s action came a day after Pulkit was arrested by the police over the murder of the 19-year-old Ankita Bhandari. Two of his aides were also arrested on Friday. Resort manager Ankit Gupta and staffer Saurabh Bhaskar have been sent to 14-day judicial custody . Bhandari worked as a receptionist at the Vantara Resort near Rishikesh. The police recovered her body from Chilla barrage. It has been sent for post-mortem. Meanwhile, the Vantara Resort, allegedly built on encroached land, was on Saturday demolished on orders of Uttarakand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. and TSRTC have announced their decision to run additional services till late into the night. The T-20 match is like a shot of adrenalin and the youth are all prepared to experience the rush of excitement at the city’s premier cricket stadium, where 38,000 spectators, including VVIPs will turn up to watch the spectacle. Foolproof security Meanwhile, the police, civic body, and Hyderabad Cricket Association have made elaborate arrangements for providing security and all necessary amenities for the fans. Police also warned of strict action against those who do not have tickets but hope to gatecrash at the last minute. The Police Department has set up a special control room to monitor the mood of the spectators and those who wait outside the stadium to see if there is any crack in security to squeeze inside to watch the explosive action in progress. Around 2,500 police personnel would be deployed to control the huge crowds. Police have alerted the matchgoers to be vigilant about pickpockets and anti-social elements. They have imposed restrictions on the movement of vehicular traffic on the roads leading to the stadium. The restrictions would be in force from 4 pm on Sunday to 12.30 am on Monday . TSRTC, METRO TO RUN SPECIAL SERVICES Last Thursday’s stampede at ticket counters of the Gymkhana Clubs will be forgotten, at least for the time being, as both the teams will get down to the business winning honours for their respective countries. The city is sure to witness a very competitive match, especially since it is a series decider. No doubt, all roads will lead to Uppal Stadium on Sunday as the Metro Rail and TSRTC have announced their decision to run additional services till late into the night. IN a major crackdown against downloading and circulation of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), the CBI on Saturday car ried out country-wide searches at 59 locations across over 20 states including Delhi, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. The search operation, dubbed Operation Megh Chakra, was based on two cases the federal investigating agency registered under relevant provisions of the IT Act. Investigations were launched a few days ago following intelligence inputs from the Interpol’s Crime Against Children (CAC) unit in Singapore. According to a CBI statement, the CAC received a wide array of inputs from the New Zealand police. It was alleged THE State government will file a criminal case against Dr Joel Sunil Kumar, a retired Double Puncture Laparoscopy (DPL) surgeon, who is alleged to have been responsible for the death of four women in botched family planning surgeries at a mass sterilisation camp held at the Community Health Centre in Ibrahimpatnam in Rangareddy district on August 25. The State government has ordered disciplinary action against 13 medical department personnel, including Dr Naga Jyothi, Deputy District Medical & Health Officer who was also the DPL Camp Officer, Chandrakala, Head Nurse, Dr Geetha, Deputy Civil Surgeon, Dr Srinivas, Medical Officer and Alivelu and Mangamma, Supervisors of Madgual Primary Health Centre, Dr Kiran, Medical Officer, Jayalatha, Su- The lack of news from China over the last few hours suggests coup rumours are untrue. But whatever happened inside the Chinese military during the last three days tells us there is turbulence inside the senior CCP leadership Gordon G Chang, US-based author & lawyer 22nd. Starting from Huanlai County near Beijing and ending in Zhangjiakou City Hebei , Province, entire procession as long as 80 kms. Meanwhile, rumour has it that Xi Jingping is under arrest after CCP seniors removed him as head of PLA,’’ Jennifer Zeng tweeted along with a video. Meanwhile, columnist, author, lawyer Gordon G Chang tweeted: “The lack of news from China over the last few hours suggests coup rumours are untrue. But whatever happened inside the Chinese mili- that Indian citizens were involved in circulating, downloading and transmitting CSAM using cloud storage. The searches took place in various locations including metros Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai. In the South, raids were conducted in Malappuram in Kerala; Cuddalore and Dindigul in Tamil Nadu; Kodagu, Kolar R E N U K A K A L PA N A @ Hyderabad Social media talks of coup in China; ‘absurd’, say officials SOCIAL media was on Saturday abuzz with unsubstantiated rumours of a coup in China, speculating the arrest of Chinese President Xi Jingping. Videos shot from inside a vehicle, showing just a road ahead, surfaced claiming to be military vehicles moving towards Beijing, co-relating it with cancellation of 60 per cent flights in China and imprisonment of senior officials. The Chinese officials, however, rubbished the rumours and termed it as “absurd”. A New York-based Chinese woman, Jennifer Zeng shared videos on Twitter of what she claimed were PLA vehicles that were heading towards Beijing. Her tweet also sparked speculation about Xi Jingping’s possible arrest as well as anti-Xi officials being sentenced to death. “PLA military vehicles heading to Beijing on September According to sources in the Union home ministry, child pornography will be a major point of discussing during the 90th session of the Interpol General Assembly, which makes final decisions for the organization, to be held in Delhi between October 18 and 21 and Ram Nagar in Karnataka; and Chittoor in Andhra. Searches were also conducted in Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Agartala, Guwahati, Itanagar, Goa, Dehradun, Raipur, Ranchi, Jaipur besides Pune, Nashik, Thane and Nagpur (Maharashtra); Godhra (Gujarat); Gurdaspur (Punjab); Bardhman (West Bengal); Bhagalpur (Bihar); and Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), among others. During the raids, electronic devices including mobile phones, laptops belonging to more than 50 suspects have been recovered. Preliminary scrutiny of these devices using cyber forensic tools has allegedly revealed the presence of huge quantity of CSAM. Saturday’s exercise was a follow-up to Operation Carbon that the CBI conducted last year against Online Child Sexual Abuse Material. W I T H T H I S I SSU E CAUSE AND EFFECT PLUS 12 PAGES Botched FP ops: Doc faces criminal case TURBULENT TIMES? Y E S H I S E L I @ New Delhi Interpol to discuss the topic during Delhi meet tary during the last three days — evidently something unusual occurred — tells us there is turbulence inside the senior CCP leadership.” Chang also retweeted Zeng’s video along with his comments. Born in the US, Chang has authored books like The Coming Collapse of China and The Great US-China Tech War. Indian politician Subramanian Swamy retweeted these two tweets, which led to further speculation in India. Indian officials refrained from making any comments on this issue. ACTION AGAINST 13 MED DEPT PERSONNEL The State government has also ordered disciplinary action against 13 medical department personnel, including Dr Naga Jyothi, Deputy District Medical & Health Officer and Hospital Superintendent Dr Sridhar pervisor of Manchal PHC, Dr Poonam, Medical Officer, Janakamma, Supervisor of Dandumailaram PHC and Hospital Superintendent Dr Sridhar. Meanwhile, Dr Jhansi Lakshmi, District Coordinator of Hospital Services, Rangareddy has been directed to return to her original post of Civil Surgeon Specialist at the Shadnagar Community Health Centre. Dr Swaraja Lakshmi, District Medical and Health officer (DMHO) of Rangareddy district has been transferred to the office of the Commissioner of Health and Family Welfare here as a Joint Director. The government took action against these personnel based on a report submitted by a fivemember panel, which also included Director of Public Health (DPH) G Srinivasa Rao. Guidelines for surgeries Further, to avoid the recurrence of such incidents, the government on Saturday issued a set of guidelines. The DPH has suggested that the Hit & run: Dentist who rode on Ola bike dies The Ola driver Venkataiah, in his complaint, said that he was taking his fare to Malakpet A dental doctor Shravani, who when 19-year-old Ibrahim, who was admitted to NIMS with works in a bakery hit their bike head injuries after a car hit the with his car. Dr Shravani hired Ola bike she was pillion-riding the bike at her hospital in on three days ago, died while Hastinapur. undergoing treatment on On impact, Venkaiah fell on Saturday . the road and suffered head inThe Ola bike driver, who sus- juries. Locals called an ambutained injuries is under treat- lance which took the doctor to ment at a private hospital and a private hospital and later to he is reported to be NIMS. out of danger. Meanwhile, the poThe car driver, who lice after going through fled the scene after the the CCTV footage, accident, was arrested identified the car drivby the police. He did er and apprehended not possess a driving him. A case has been licence and was drivregistered against Ibing his uncle’s car. The rahim under IPC 307 incident took place on (causing death by Dr Shravani Tuesday night. negligence). EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Hyderabad CAR DRIVER HAS NO DRIVING LICENCE The car driver, who fled the scene after the accident, was arrested by the police. He did not possess a driving licence and was driving his uncle’s car. The incident took place on Tuesday night. permanent family planning surgeries — tubectomy or DPL should be made an integral part of hospital service delivery system. The DPL acceptor should be kept in the facility for post-operative care for at least 24 hours. As per a pre-scheduled calendar, the beneficiaries should be guided to access services at the hospitals of their choice. Only 30 ops per day The recommendations further suggest that the supervisor concerned and medical officer of PHC to make a visit to the house of the beneficiary within 24 hours from discharge and ensure that at least two more visits within one week on subsequent post operative days. As per SOPs, only 30 family planning surgeries should be performed on any given day by a surgeon or an institute. EXPRESS READ Tharoor officially enters Congress leadership fray New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and MP Shashi Tharoor on Saturday got the nomination form for polls collected from the party headquarters in New Delhi It is reliably learnt that Tharoor is planning to file his papers on the last day which is falling on Friday A record 16 Swachh awards for Telangana Hyderabad: As many as 16 civic bodies in Telangana have bagged the prestigious Swachh Survekshan 2022 awards. 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