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 ■ ■ vijayawada l sunday l september 25, 2022 l `12.00 l PAGES 24 l late city EDITION Love all, Fedal... A picture perfect ending E x p r e s s ne w s s e r v i c e 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 CBI crackdown to disrupt circulation of child porn 59 locations across 20 states raided under Operation Megh Chakra E XPR E SS N E WS S E RVIC E @ New Delhi W IT H T H IS ISSU E Cause and Effect PLUS 12 PAGES 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 Interpol to discuss the topic during Delhi meet 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 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 China sparks rumours of coup on social media after flights cancelled Y e s h i Se l i @ New Delhi 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 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, au- thor, 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 military 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. 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. 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. 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.” white paper TTD’s assets valued at over `85,000 cr E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Tirumala the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has a total of 960 properties spread across 7,123 acres and valued approximately at `85,705 crore, Trust Board Chairman YV Subba Reddy said on Saturday He announced that a white paper, . elaborating on the TTD’s properties, would be uploaded to the website. The local revenue officials assessed the properties, located at various places across the country and concluded that the , value of the lands would be over `85,000 crore. The TTD decided on releasing a white paper on its assets and properties a couple of years ago with an aim to bring transparency. In November 2020, the Trust released a white paper, revealing that it owned 1,128 immovable assets spread across 8,088.89 acres in the country Of the total, the TTD auctioned 141 . assets, measuring 335.21 acres, between 1974 and 2014. As many as 61 auctioned assets were agriculture lands, measuring 293 acres. While releasing the figures in 2020, Subba Reddy said they could not take up physical verification of the lands due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Among other decisions, the chairman announced that the TTD has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Rythu Saadhikara Samstha for purchasing 12 ingredients to make laddoos and other prasadams. He said they have also decided to construct an amenities complex behind Gowardhan Choultries in Tirumala with an estimated cost of `95 crore to provide low-tariff accommodation. 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 BJP expels leader, son over murder of resort staffer N a r en 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. NGT slaps `29 lakh penalty on Porus Labs P H a r ee s h @ Vijayawada The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Porus Laboratories Private Limited to pay a penalty of `18.18 lakh as compensation for emission of hazardous gases into the atmosphere and `11.80 lakh for non-compliances— totalling to `29 lakh. It may be noted that the instruction comes after ten people were killed in a gas leaktriggered explosion and blaze at a unit of Porus Labs in Akkireddygudem, Eluru district, on April 13 this year. A principal bench of the Tribunal took up the case after considering media reports and constituted a joint committee to probe the incident. Based on It is the responsibility of the Unit (factory manager) and employees to comply with all procedures. In this incident, the panel has noted that both the unit and its employees are responsible for the accident NGT Joint Committee On April 13, an explosion at Porus Labs in Eluru district killed 10 people | EXPRESS the panel’s report, the NGT directed the pharmaceutical intermediates and speciality chemicals manufacturing unit to pay environmental compensation and additional aid to In denial of I-T official’s death, kin mummify body sources, the deceased was an employee of the Income Tax The family of an Income Tax Department and was posted in official who died 18 months ago Ahmedabad. He belonged to mummified and wrapped his Kanpur and used to stay at body in a blanket and kept it Krishnapuri of Kanpur along under their care in Kanpur. with his wife Mithali, who Vimlesh Sonkar, 48, who used works in a co-operative bank. to work in Gujarat and went Vimlesh passed away on missing during those 18 April 22, 2021 and doctors at a months, had died private hospital isof cardiac arrest afsued a death certifiProbe ordered ter testing positive cate, which states after absence for Covid-19 during that he died of carNeighbours said, the the second wave of diac arrest. But his family used to bring pandemic in April family did not beoxygen cylinders on a last year. lieve that he was no The f a m i l y regular basis. However, more and took the the truth was revealed body to another wrapped the body after his department in a blanket and hospital, where from Ahmedabad kept it on a wooden doctors confirmed asked Kanpur district bed as they were his death. not ready to accept officials to investigate Sources said that why he was absent for flouting the Covid that he is no more. so long They used to take protocol, the family care of the body bemanaged to take lieving that Vimlesh was Vimlesh’s body home, laid him comatose. on a “takhat” . They used to Reduced to skin and bones bathe the body with ‘Gangajal’ like a mummy, the mortal re- and balm the body with an Aymains of Vimlesh were seized urvedic paste every day Police . by a medical team accompa- sources claimed that if anyone nied by Kanpur police on Fri- would ask about Vimlesh, the day and sent them to Lala La- family used to say that he was jpat Rai Hospital for autopsy . comatose and undergoing As per the Kanpur police treatment. Jhulan walks into the sunset Emotional Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal after the match | AP some of the injured workers. The panel comprised West Godavari District Magistrate, officials of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and APPCB. After inspecting the unit, the panel explained, “The explosion took place inside the reactor (SSR D01). The hot reaction mass spilled on floor, triggering a fire after oxidization. This resulted in the reactor falling on the ground floor due to pressure. There were 18 workers in Production Block-D when the incident happened. Of the total, five workers were on first floor and 13 on the ground floor. Five workers died on the spot, while five others succumbed to their injuries later.” On the probable cause of the accident, the panel observed that the reactor may not have been designed to withstand any deviations in the load and that the shell of the reactor was weakened. P5 express read Tharoor officially enters Cong 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 N a m i ta B a j pa i @ Lucknow Widespread violence premeditated: Vijayan cricket fever sets in Ahead of the T-20 match between India and Australia on Sunday, cricketers land at the airport in Hyderabad on Saturday | Express Rahul’s Jodo Yatra to arrive in AP on Oct 17 Kochi: Terming the widespread violence during Friday’s hartal called by the Popular Front of India (PFI) as “unprecedented and premeditated”, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has vowed that everyone involved in the savage acts will be brought to book soon | P5 Nellore: The Bharat Jodo Yatra of Rahul Gandhi will enter Andhra Pradesh on October 17, former Union minister and Congress Working Committee Special Invitee Chinta Mohan said on Saturday, adding that people are keen on providing him a rousing reception | P4 action ordered Minister’s surprise visit to CHC reveals doctors’ negligence E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Srikakulam Minister for Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Seediri Appalaraju was in for a shock during his surprise inspection at a community health centre (CHC) in Palasa after he reportedly found out that none of the specialist doctors, except one, were present at the hospital. The minister visited the 50- bedded facility on Saturday to inspect the quality of services being extended to the patients. He noted that only one doctor, a non-communicable diseases (NDC) specialist, was present in the outpatient (OP) block of the hospital. Despite having marked their biometric attendance, none of the doctors were reportedly present. Meanwhile, CHC superin- tendent Dr Ramesh refuted the reports and explained, “We have been available for the patients round the clock. Two gynaecologists perform at least 60-70 surgeries per month and around 200 patients come into the OP every day All of us were . on duty on Saturday The dental . doctor went for a field visit, while the ENT and NCD specialists were in the OP The oth. er doctors and I were preparing for surgery cases. Unfortunately, we were unable to meet the minister when he was in the hospital as we are busy with our cases.” Appalaraju inspected the OP , emergency and other wards, and the doctors’ attendance records. He interacted with patients regarding the services being rendered at the hospital and identified several irreguP4 larities.
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