tirupati l friday l december 08, 2023 l `9.00 l PAGES 12 l late city EDITION chargesheet filed against Vivo by ED in money laundering case The Enforcement Directorate has filed its first chargesheet following a money laundering probe against Chinese multinational firm Vivo Vivo-India added to the list of accused Mobile firm made wrongful gains: ED A complaint filed before a special court in New Delhi on Wednesday under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act named Vivo-India as an accused apart from four others who are already under arrest in the case. Those arrested are Lava International’s MD Hari Om Rai, Chinese national Guangwen and chartered accountants Nitin Garg and Rajan Malik ■ ■ The ED claimed in its remand papers before a court that the activities of the four accused enabled Vivo-India to make wrongful gains Besides, Grand Prospect International Communication, a company tied to Vivo-India, allegedly used forged identification documents and fake addresses at the time of its incorporation in December 2014 `62,476 cr was transferred by Vivo to China to avoid paying taxes here, Says ED 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 BJP brass may take a call on three CMs by Sunday Jagan, Naidu to tour storm-hit regions today E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e RA J E SH K UMAR THA K UR @ Vijayawada Endowments minister Kottu Satynarayana explains to Jagan about the works to be undertaken atop Indrakeeladri | Express CM lays stone for `216-cr works at Durga temple Cassation court to hear case of naval veterans Y e s h i Se l i @ New Delhi The third hearing of the eight Indian naval veterans on death row in Qatar was held on Thursday in Doha in the Court of Appeal. The next hearing, which is expected within the next few days, will now be in the Cassation court. A court of Cassation is a high-instance court, which is the highest court of appeal. Such courts do not re-examine the facts of a case, they only interpret the relevant law. “The next hearing (in the Cassation court) will make things more clear. There is optimism after Prime Minster Narendra Modi met the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamas Al Thani, in Dubai on the sidelines of COP28 in Doha,’’ said a source. “We had a good conversation on the potential of bilateral partnership and the well-being of the Indian community in Qatar,” Modi later posted on X. December 18 is observed as Qatar’s National Day It is also a . day when the Emir grants pardons to prisoners. Families of these veterans are hoping that these eight are pardoned by the Emir and repatriated. Some family members of these naval veterans had filed a mercy petition seeking pardon of the Emir in the past. Four days ago, Qatar had allowed the Indian ambassador there to meet the eight naval veterans in prison. The three hearings on the appeal so far were on November 23, November 30 and December 7. 15 13 27 7 30 23.5 33 7.75 7.5 18.3 5 Multi-facility complex Tonsuring hall Granite Yagasala Remodelling queue complex Rajamarg Maharaja Dwaram Multi-level car parking South queue complex Nitya Annadanam Bhavan Puja mandapam Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday laid the foundation stone for a slew of development projects worth `216.05 crore at Sri Durga Malleswara Varla Devasthanam (SDMSD) atop Indrakeeladri in the city . The works, taken up as part of the master plan for developing Kanaka Durga temple, include construction of a staircase in front of the Rajagopuram, elevated queue complex, Prasadam (potu) kitchen, puja mandapam, Nitya Annadanam Bhavan, additional queue complex on the south side of the temple, a multi-level car parking facility, Maharaja dwaram (door) at Kanaka Durga Nagar, Rajamarg, granite Yagasala, new tonsuring hall complex with `19 crore and a *rupees in crore Prasadam kitchen @ Vijayawada Elevated queue complex E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e Rajagopuram staircase Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu will visit the cyclone-affected areas separately on Friday to take stock of the damage to the standing crops. While Jagan will tour Tirupati and Bapatla districts, Naidu will visit combined Guntur and Prakasam districts. The Chief Minister will inspect the areas that have suffered damage because of the breach to the Swarnamukhi river bund at Bali Reddy Palem in Tirupati district and also interact with cyclone victims. Later, he will head to Maruproluvaripalem and Patanandayapalem in Bapatla district and inspect the damaged paddy crop in Buddham village. After meeting the farmers, he will retur n to his camp office in Tadepalli. During his two-day tour, Naidu will visit the cycloneravaged regions of Vemuru, Tenali, Bapatla, Parchur, and Pratipadu in Guntur and Prakasam districts. According to his itinerary, the former chief minister will visit Nandivelugu and Amruthalur villages of Tenali mandal in Guntur district on Friday He . will interact with farmers of Uttar Palem village in Nagaram mandal and Pathanandayapalem in Karlapalem mandal and stay in Bapatla for the night. This will be Naidu’s first field visit after being released from the Rajamahendravaram Central Prison. @ New Delhi 19 10 the MASTERPLAN & expenditure multi-facility complex, including a cow shed, with `10 crore and remodelling of queue complex at Mallikarjuna Maha Mandapam. Additionally, the Chief Minister also inaugurated the Malleswara Swamy temple after it was renovated at a cost of `5.60 crore and eight sub-temples which Amid a day of intense speculation over who will be the chief ministers of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, many elected MLAs, including former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje, met the top leadership of the BJP reportedly to lobby for the CM post. With the hectic parleys still underway, party sources said the names of the three chief ministers will be known by Sunday. “How can anyone announce the names without appointing observers to states and without holding the legislature party meeting? The BJP goes by the book, not by hearsay. Wait by Sunday evening, almost everything will be clear as the central leadership is on the job,” said a source. Raje had reached Delhi late on Wednesday night, creating a buzz that she would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and BJP president J P Nadda on Thursday. For the record, however, Raje said she came to Delhi to were renovated with `3.87 crore. He also launched the Indrakeeladri protection system set up with `4.25 crore, water management and SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system set up with `3.25-crore and a solar power station established with `5.66 crore. P4 meet a member of her family . Renuka Singh, who on Thursday resigned as Union minister of state for tribal affairs, met Nadda and had a 30-minute discussion. The meeting sparked a speculation that she is a strong contender for the Chhattisgarh CM post. Singh had contested from the Bharatpur-Sonhat What happens next The BJP is expected to name central observers for electing the leaders of its legislature parties in MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan on Friday. The observers will travel to the states to oversee meetings of newly elected MLAs, who will formally name the CMs constituency and won. Speaking to reporters, Singh, however, claimed that she was not in the race for CM. She belongs to a tribal community and holds immense influence. According to BJP sources, choosing her will help the party in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The other names doing the express read 1st Indian Art Biennale to begin today New Delhi: PM Modi will inaugurate the first Indian Art, Architecture and Design Biennale (IAADB) 2023 to be held at Red Fort on Friday. He will also inaugurate Atma Nirbhar Bharat Centre for Design at Red Fort and the student Biennale — Samunnati. The Ministry of Culture has selected 150 art works to be displayed at the biennale | P7 SC’s Article 370 verdict on Monday New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Monday pronounce its verdict on petitions challenging the changes to Article 370. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud had reserved the judgment on September 5 after a marathon 16-day hearing. One of the judges, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, is retiring on December 25 | P7 Notification out for 897 Group-II posts E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Vijayawada The Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) on Thursday issued a notification for 897 Group-II posts. The posts, including 331 executive and 566 non-executive posts, would be filled as per the latest syllabus and new recruitment process. Grade-III municipal commissioner, grade-II sub-registrar, assistant labour officer and deputy tahsildar are some of the executive positions that will be filled. The non-executive posts include junior assistants in various departments, senior accountants, assistant section officers among others. Eligible candidates can submit their applications between December 21, 2023 and January 10, 2024 by midnight. Accord- A quick glance Breakdown of posts 331 566 executive Breakup of vacancies, scale of pay, age, community, educational qualifications and other information with instructions will be available on the APPSC website before December 21, 2023 ing to the notification, any application sent through any mode other than the prescribed online mode will not be entertained. “Once a candidate submits the application, it will be construed that he/she has read the notification and shall abide by the terms and conditions laid down,” it added. Applications to be submitted on: http://www.psc.ap.gov.in Deadline: Dec 21, 2023 January 10, 2024 non-executive addl details on dec 21 Preliminary test: February 25 Pre-requisites Candidate should possess academic qualification as on December 7. Date of notification shall be the crucial date for calculating the experience, including practical experience, if any While the screening test (preliminary examination) will be held on February 25 next year, date for the main examination will be announced later. Candidates will be shortlisted for the main exam in the ratio to be decided by the Commission at an appropriate time. Based on merit in the mains exam, candidates will be shortlisted for the Computer Proficiency Test (CPT). No candidate will be eligible for appointment to the posts unless he/she qualifies the CPT. While the preliminary test will be conducted offline (OMRbased), the objective-type mains exam will either be conducted offline or online (computer-based test) as may be decided by the commission. The applicant can log into the commission’s website with his/her re gistered OTPR number. For candidates who are applying for the posts for the first time, they can register through the One-Time Profile Registration (OTPR) on the website. Following this, a user ID will be generated and sent to his/ her registered mobile number P4 and email ID. We are sevaks, not rulers: CM Revanth B K a r t h eek @ Hyderabad bright and shiny Children take part in cultural programmes organised as part of the Vikasit Bharat Sankalp Yatra programme at Tummalapalli Kalashetram in Vijayawada on Thursday. Governor S Abdul Nazeer took part in the event as chief guest| Prasant Madugula Anumula Revanth Reddy got going on day one by ensuring the dismantling of barriers placed in front of Pragathi Bhavan, a symbolic gesture that indicated his government would be transparent and accessible to the people. On Thursday afternoon, in front of a massive gathering at LB Stadium in Hyderabad, Revanth was sworn in by Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan as the second chief minister of Telangana. The Governor also administered the oath of office to Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, sworn in as deputy CM, and 10 other Congress MLAs. Top party leaders, including Congress Parliamentary Party chairperson Sonia Gandhi, AICC president Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress MP Rahul rounds within BJP circles are former CM Raman Singh, who served Chhattisgarh 15 years, and bureaucrat-turned-politician O P Chaudhary Some BJP . leaders feel Chaudhary has better chances as he is a strong OBC face and enjoys the trust of both Modi and Shah. Meanwhile, Rajasthan MLA Mahant Balaknath Yogi also met senior BJP leaders in Delhi. According to party insiders, the BJP’s central leadership has a tough job in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh with multiple influential contenders lobbying for the hot seat. Apart from Raje, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, and Arjun Meghwal are in the race in Rajasthan. Notably the incumbent Mad, hya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan, who has developed a strong vote bank in the state, has chosen to stay back instead of rushing to Delhi to meet central leaders. Pralhad Singh Patel, Narendra Singh Tomar, Rajendra Shukla, and Jyotiraditya Scindia are the other contenders for the CM post in MP . Congratulations to the new government of Telangana, and Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy, and Deputy Chief Minister Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka. I sincerely hope for brotherhood and cooperation between the two Telugu states YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, AP Chief Minister Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukh- vinder Singh Sukhu and Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar were present. Revanth said even as the swearing-in ceremony was taking place, the iron fence at the CM’s residence-cum-office — which he likened to a dorala ghadilu (a feudal landlord’s fort) — was being demolished. Addressing thousands of his admirers, Revanth stressed, “We are not rulers but sevaks”. He noted that with the establishment of “Indiramma Rajyam”, people have got liberty and added that they will get social justice soon. “You (the people) are part and parcel of this government. I am promising my four crore Telangana family that there wouldn’t be any barriers at Pragathi Bhavan. The people can come any time to share ideas, aspirations, and P4,5 development models.” cyclone effect Govt defers conduct of caste census E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Vijayawada The comprehensive castebased census, which was scheduled to commence from December 9, has been postponed due to Cyclone Michaung, Backward Classes Welfare Minister Ch Srinivasa Venugopala Krishna said on Thursday . Speaking to reporters at the YSRC central office on Thursday, Venugopala Krishna explained that the decision to postpone the exercise was taken as the official machinery was involved in the cyclone relief operations. He added that a fresh date for taking up the caste census will be announced as soon as normalcy is restored. This is the third time that the caste census has been postponed. Condemning TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu’s allegations that the State government was not providing food and aid to the cyclone victims, the minister said, “At a time when all officials are involved in taking up relief operations, it is not right on Naidu’s part to level allegations against the government.” chennai Anger spills over to flooded roads Sporadic protests broke out in some places in the city with residents taking to the streets over inundation and shortage of relief materials and essential supplies page 5
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