HYDERABAD THURSDAY DECEMBER 8, 2022 `9.00 PAGES 16 LATE CITY EDITION WORLD BANK REPORT WARNS OF UNSURVIVABLE HEAT WAVE India could soon experience heat waves that break human survivability limit, the World Bank said in its latest report EXTREME CLIMATE EVENTS RISING IN INDIA 380 MN DEPEND ON HEAT-EXPOSED LABOUR The World Bank report titled ‘Climate Investment Opportunities in India’s Cooling Sector’ said severe heat waves, responsible for thousands of deaths across India over the past few decades, are increasing with alarming frequency. It said the country could become one of the first places in the world to experience such extreme climate events that can be fatal “Up to 75 per cent of India’s workforce, or 380 million people, depend on heat-exposed labour, at times working in potentially life-threatening temperatures,” the report said. India has the largest heat exposure impacts on heavy labour among South Asian countries, losing 101 billion hours a year, the report added 34 million PROJECTED JOB LOSS IN INDIA BY 2030 DUE TO HEAT-LINKED PRODUCTIVITY DIP 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 Prostitution racket kingpin has photos of 49,900 women on his mobile EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Hyderabad THE kingpin in the international prostitution racket busted by the Hyderabad police on Tuesday, had the photos of 49,900 women on his mobile phone. Mohammad Adim who has several aliases such as Abhay Arvan, Arnab, Arfaf, Aro, ra, Atif and Ashav, is said to have contacted these women to rope them into his prostitution business. Leaving the police officials stunned, the other accused also have photos of thousands of women on their mobile phones. Though 10 cases have been registered against Adim in Gachibowli, Madhapur, Abids, SR Nagar and Raidurgam police stations, he managed to dodge the police since 2019. He had a live-in relationship with the women who helped him in managing his business and nobody in his family seemed to know about his activities, said the police. After failing to nab Adim as he changed his names, the police launched a major operation to track him down. They came to know that Adim would tell food delivery boys from Swiggy and Zomato Municipal Corporation of Delhi in AAP pocket Wins 134 wards, BJP manages 104; Congress reduced to single digit FINALLY, what AAP thought happened, not in the exact measure, but in its historical proportion. The Arvind Kejriwal-led party ended the BJP’s 15-year rule over the MCD, bagging 134 of the 250 seats, forcing the BJP to settle at 104 and Congress at a distant 9 seats. For AAP it is a wish fulfilled: , it now rules Delhi and the civic body whose unification from three separate bodies a few months back was thought to be a pro-BJP move. On Wednesday the BJP could , draw solace from a fragile fact: it has fared better than what was projected by exit polls. The results humiliated the Congress as it won only nine seats and, worse, 188 of its 247 candidates lost their deposits. An element of history joined AAP’s win. It is for the first time that the AAP has managed to wrest power from the BJP in any of the battles of the ballot since the party’s birth a decade ago. AAP has won two other elections — the Delhi Assembly (2015 & 2019) and Punjab (2022). In all these polls, AAP swept the Congress off, while it faced defeat in BJPruled states like Uttarakhand, Goa and Uttar Pradesh. In Delhi, AAP singularly targeted the city’s ever-rising three landfill sites, promising to remove the muck and squal- EXPRESS READ Nagole gold heist case cracked, six arrested Hyderabad: The Rachakonda police cracked the gold heist that took place in Snehapuri Colony of Nagole on November 1 in less than a week and arrested six interstate offenders. Mastermind Mahender behind the entire conspiracy is still on the run. Police seized `1.3 crore worth gold, country-made pistols and cash | P3 Simhayaji freed on bail Hyderabad: After spending more than 40 days in jail, Simhayaji, one of the accused in the TRS MLAs poaching case, was released on Wednesday on conditional bail. Simhayaji was arrested along with Ramachandra Bharati and Nanda Kumar in the case. FIGURES THAT MATTER GENDER BREAK-UP OF COUNCILLORS 69 49 02 05 AAP BJP Others Cong 250 TOTAL WARDS AAP 134 7.18% 11.68% BJP 104 CO N G 9 Others OT H E RS 3 42.05% 39.09% MEN 65 55 01 04 AAP BJP Others Cong AAP VOTE SHARE Congress MAYOR WATCH U J W A L J A L A L I @ New Delhi BJP Tenure of MCD mayor is 1 year Rules mandate that the first mayor is a woman while the third mayor has to be from the reserved category or from Delhi’s midst. The BJP got back at AAP by selectively leaking video clips on the socalled corruption cases, including the Delhi excise scam. In the previous elections, the BJP had trounced both the AAP and the Congress by winning 181 of 272 wards of the three municipal corporations. Kejriwal termed the “decisive victory” to be an affirmation for his party’s honest poli- to deliver his food at some other address than the one he specified in his order as a precaution to avoid the police net. The personnel of the anti-trafficking wing of the Cyberabad Police came to know during raids on brothels in the city that Adim would change his name frequently. They finally broke through the networks around him and arrested him at his house.Five other accused in the case are absconding and the police have launched a hunt for them. Meanwhile, manager of Radisson Hotel, Gachibowli, Rakesh presents a different dimension to the web of international prostitution that was running out of Hyderabad for quite some time which Cyberabad police cracked on Tuesday . Rakesh who is now behind the AAP may field SC woman councillor for mayor If she wins, she’ll have tenure of about four months as new mayor is sworn in every April tics. “People of Delhi have now entrusted their son to clean Delhi and rid MCD of corruption. I won’t let them down,” he said at the AAP headquarters. Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta said the people have given them almost 40% vote share along with 104 wards and responsibility as a strong opposition. As for the dispirited Congress, it claimed that the people have rejected the BJP . CONTINUED ON P3 In maiden speech, Dhankar raps SC S H R U T I K A K K A R @ New Delhi IN his first speech as chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar on Wednesday took on the Supreme Court, describing its 2015 verdict that struck down the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) bill as a glaring instance of severe compromise of parliamentary sovereignty and disregard of people’s mandate. Dhankar said there is no parallel in democratic history where a legitimate Constitutional prescription was judicially undone. He underscored Parliament’s position as the exclusive and the ultimate deter- minative of the architecture of the Constitution. “Hon’ble members, there is no parallel to such a development in democratic history where a duly legitimised Constitutional prescription has been judicially undone. It’s a glaring instance of severe compromise of Parliamentary sovereignty the V-P said. ,” He pointed out that the NJAC bill had received unprecedented bipartisan support but was quashed on the ground that it was not in sync with the basic structure of the Constitution. Calling Parliament the custodian of the “ordainment of the people”, Dhankar also said it was duty bound to address the HEAVY EIGHTS WOMEN bars, used to throw his oar in, demanding that the girls who were made to stay at his hotel for clients, also sleep with him. The Cyberabad police who studied the chat history on his WhatsApp account found that he was not involved in the racket. But they found that he tried to extract his pound of flesh by demanding sexual favours from the girls. CROATIA 2018 finalists have been run-ragged a few times but are still fighting with an ageing but still world class team. You fear for them NETHERLANDS Three-time finalists still searching for their first title. Have relied a lot on Cody Gakpo’s goals. Play a counterattacking brand of football MOROCCO They have based their performances around great defensive work and relied on a fast break. Can they keep doing it? ENGLAND Another side that turned on the style in R-16. Have a well-rounded attacking unit where multiple players can chip in with goals issue and expressed confidence that it would do so. Democracy blossoms and flourishes when its three facets — the legislature, the judiciary and the executive — scrupulously adhere to their respective domains, Dhankhar said, adding that the doctrine of separation of powers must be respected. “Any incursion by one institution in the domain of the other has the potential to upset the governance apple cart,” he said. Last week, speaking at an event in the presence of Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud, Dhankar had said the power of the people reflected through the most certified mechanism on a legitimised platform, was undone. The prospect of an Argentina-Brazil semifinal looms large as the quarterfinal line-ups have been identified. A look at all eight teams... Modric van Dijk Saiss Kane Friday 8.30 PM Saturday 12.30AM Saturday 8.30PM Sunday 12.30AM Thiago Messi Pepe Lloris BRAZIL Struggled for goals early on but turned on the style against South Korea. They are two matches away from reaching an 8th final & first since 2002 ARGENTINA Stumbled early on but have grown into the tournament. Almost let that Round of 16 match against Australia slip. Lionel Messi has been the difference maker PORTUGAL Dropping Ronaldo gave their forward line a new lease of life. Will they stick to their new belief? Have the potential to go all the way FRANCE Looked a little shaky at the back but when you have Kylian Mbappe, why worry? The midfield is a bit lightweight and can be worrisome M O N I K A YA D A V @ New Delhi YOUR cost of living has just gone up. And, it will continue to stay that way for quite some time, going by the Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy statement released on Wednesday According to RBI, . the common man will continue to bear the brunt of price rise and high interest rates as the central bank’s fight against inflation is not over yet. Seeking to cool inflation, RBI governor Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday announced a 35 basis points increase in the benchmark interest rate. This, however, will trigger another round of hike in’ lending rates. Banks are expected to raise interest rates of home loans and other loans linked to the repo rate (at which RBI lends to banks). Home loan rates are already at 9% or more. The burden on existing home loan borrowers could go up by `950-1,200 per EMI for an outstanding loan of `50 lakh with a tenure of 10-25 years. Loans will become even costlier in the coming months as RBI has dropped enough hints that the rate hikes are far from over. Experts see another 25 bps rate hike in the next revision. Realtors say any further hike could derail the recovery in the property market as it will make the affordable housing segment unaffordable. WHAT THE REPO RATE HIKE MEANS If you have taken a loan, or are planning to take one, you may have to shell out more as banks are likely to raise interest rates Parallelly, interest rates on deposits in banks are also expected to rise Experts feel the real estate sector is among the most hit as higher home loan rates could put off potential buyers On the bright side, there is hope for savers as banks are likely to raise deposit rates. Inflation will, however, continue to pinch the common man as RBI has retained its inflation target for FY23 at 6.7%, with Q3 inflation at 6.6% and Q4 inflation at 5.9%, which is still higher than its upper tolerance level of 6%. Considering that high inflation and interest rates are weighing the economy down, RBI has cut i ts FY23 GDP growth forecast to 6.8% from its earlier projection of 7%. The above factors, coupled with fears of a deepening global slowdown, portend uncertain days for the common man. P10 First manned space mission strategically timed for LS polls INDIA’s maiden manned space mission, Gaganyaan-1, is likely to be scheduled in 2024, just before the Lok Sabha elections, sources told this newspaper. “There have been instructions from the Union government that although the Covid disruption forced delays in the E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Jagtial IN a scathing attack, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday dismissed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s catchphrase, ‘sab ka saath, sab ka vikaas’ as ‘sab bakwas’ (all trash) and said that the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao’ slogan was relegated to lip-service going by the lack of security for SC women in the BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh. Blaming the Centre for Telangana not reaching the expected GSDP (Gross State Domestic Product), the chief minister said that had the Union government given the State due support, its GSDP would have reached `14.55 lakh crore, instead of the existing `11.50 lakh crore. “Despite the Centre creating stumbling blocks, the State’s GSDP has doubled in eight years of TRS rule, from `5 lakh crore. As a result of Centre’s noncooperation, Telangana has suffered a loss of `3.50 lakh crore,” Rao charged. “Make in India has not yielded any visible results. Even items of daily need like nailcutters, blades and even the cloth for the tricolour, all are being imported from China. You call it Make in India? All towns in India have China bazaars. Make in India is a big flop,” thundered Rao. The chief minister inaugurated the Integrated District Officers Complex (IDOC) and laid the foundation stone for a medical college in Jagtial on Wednesday . Addressing a public meeting after inaugurating the TRS party office, he accused the PM of unleashing propaganda and taking the innocent people in the country for a ride. CONTINUED ON P4 Cost of living to go up as RBI raises rate Mercury likely to dip GAGANYAAN-1 K A R T H I K K K @ Mysuru Modi’s sab ka vikas is sab bakwas: KCR project timeline, we have to try and complete the tests in 2023 so that the project is launched in 2024 before the Lok Sabha polls,” a senior scientist said. The original launch schedule was December 2020, but ISRO had to change the dates following the pandemic. Now, with preparations in full swing, the two major tests — Test Vehicle Demonstrations (TV-D1 and TV-D2) — are expected to be carried out in February 2023 and December 2023, respectively. While TV-D1 will be a high altitude abort test (which will test the crew escape system in case of anything going wrong), the TV-D2 will be an unmanned mission to test whether all parameters of the flight without a crew would work fine during the final mission. Only after that will the main manned space mission take place. The date of the final mission has not been fixed. But, senior scientists at ISRO and Defence Food Research Laboratory under Defence Research and Development Organisation confirmed the Centre’s 2024 fiat. in North Telangana EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Hyderabad THE weather conditions which remained moderate in the last couple of weeks in the State are set to get breezy as mercury levels are very likely drop to 7 degree Celsius. As per the weather forecast, temperatures may drop to 7 degrees in Kamareddy and Mancherial, while many districts could face similar chilly weather in the coming days. The prevailing weather conditions are attributed mainly to low-level North-Easterlies prevailing over the State. During the last 24 hours, the lowest temperature of 10.9 degree Celsius was recorded in Sirpur (U), Kumurambheem district. In Greater Hyderabad limits, 14.7 degrees Celsius was the minimum temperature reported in Sivarampalle, Rangareddy district. There is also a possibility of light rainfall by this weekend as there is a deep depression over Southeast & adjoining Southwest Bay of Bengal. It will continue to move west north-westwards towards north Tamil Nadu-Puducherry & adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts. In Hyderabad, skies are expected to be cloudy . Haze or mist is very likely to occur during morning hours. Surface winds are likely to be North-Easterlies with wind speed around 06-08 kmph. Maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 28 de g rees and 16 de g rees respectively . People gather around a bonfire in Hyderabad as the temperature dips
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