tirupati l sunday l july 03, 2022 l `12.00 l PAGES 24 l anantapur EDITION fcra amended rules to make fund transfer easy Home ministry makes changes in Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act rules; to benefit relatives and NGOs citizens can receive `10l without disclosure organisations to get more time Indians can receive up to `10 lakh in a year from relatives abroad without informing competent authorities. Earlier the limit was `1 lakh. They can now have 90 days to inform the govt instead of 30 days. The new amended rules also bar public servants from receiving foreign funds and made Aadhaar mandatory for every office-bearer of NGOs ■ The new rules have given individuals and organisations or NGOs 45 days to inform MHA about bank account(s) that are to be used for utilisation of such funds ■ Declaring foreign funds including details of donors, amount received, and date, every quarter on its website done away 20% Organisations allowed to use funds for administration 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 Hate angle in Amravati, too Chemist who backed Nupur Sharma killed; NIA takes over probe E x p r e ss N e ws Se r v i c e @ New Delhi / Mumbai PM Narendra Modi and BJP National President JP Nadda during the National Executive committee meeting in Hyderabad on Saturday | vinay Madapu Acid rain in Hyd as KCR takes on Modi eXPR E SS n E WS S E RVIC E @ Hyderabad Jab-o-meter July 1 8,07,052 doses Take July 2 8,84,921 doses your shot Total: 1,97,94,45,839 NATIONWIDE july 1 july 2 W IT H T H IS ISSU E pakistan: In free fall PLUS 12 PAGES The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is likely to file a money laundering case against AltNews co-founder Mohammed Zubair, who has been sent to 14 days’ judicial custody on Saturday . T he Delhi police claimed that it have evidence for the journalist receiving donations from Pakistan and Syria. The central financial investigating agency asked the Delhi police to hand over the FIR, remand papers and accountrelated information. Zubair was arrested on June 27 for a “objectionable tweet” he had posted in 2018 against a Hindu deity. He was arrested barely a month after he had flagged a video of the since-sus- pended BJP spokesperson, Nupur Sharma, speaking against Prophet Mohammed on a TV show. Police have invoked sections 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and section 35 of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) for allegedly receiving foreign donations. A city court, on Saturday rejected Zubair’s , bail plea and remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days, after the Delhi police produced him before the court on the expiry of their five-day custody . Police told the court he was not required for custodial interrogation but sought his judicial custody . Zubair’s counsel moved a bail application before the court on the ground that her client was not required for the investigation any further. Opposing the bail plea, police said Zubair got donations from countries like Pakistan and Syria. They said sections related to destruction of evidence (formatted phone and deleted tweets) and criminal conspiracy have been added to the FIR, besides the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. “It is not a case of timebarred. It is still a continuing offence as the tweet is still there,” police said . Zubair’s lawyer said that formatting a phone is not illegal. Zubair’s lawyer further pointed out that that the tweet was a screenshot from the 1983 film, ‘Kissi Se Na Kehna,’ which was cleared by the Censor Board of Film Certification. gated,” the Home Minister’s Office tweeted. Kolhe ran a medical store in Amravati city He had allegedly . shared a post on some WhatsApp groups in support of Nupur Sharma. According to police, a man named Irfan Khan is the mastermind behind the brutal killing. Khan allegedly Angry mob led by lawyers attacks Kanhaiya killers outside court An accused in Kanhaiya Lal killing case being manhandled by the public | PTI Beautiful day India got off to a bright start in gloomy conditions against England at Edgbaston on Saturday three wickets Bumrah came back and took three wickets to reduce England to 44 for 3 in 11 overs Zubair’s bail petition rejected, ED probe likely N e w In d i a n E x p r e s s @ New Delhi A team of the NIA visited Amravati city on Saturday and started the investigation. A team of Anti-Terrorism Squad of state police from Aurangabad will also visit the city to collect information, sources said Goof-up by Delhi Police E x p r e ss N e ws S E r v i c e @ New Delhi DELHI Police had egg on its face after a senior official told media that Zubair’s bail application was rejected even before the order was pronounced. “It is extremely scandalous and it speaks of the status of rule of law in our country today That . even before the judicial magistrate has sat and pronounced the order, the police have leaked the order to the media. How KPS Malhotra (DCP) knows what the order is. This calls for serious, serious introspection,” said Soutik Banerjee, Zubair’s lawyer. The police officer later claimed he “misheard” the message from his colleague, which led to the confusion. Jaipur: The four accused in the brutal killing of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal came under attack as they were being taken to a prisoner vehicle after being produced in a court here. A mob led by some lawyers raised slogans against the accused and demanded capital punishment for them. The angry mob tried to thrash the accused and even tore off the cloth of one of the accused before police rescued them. The four accused – Riaz Akhtari, Ghouse Mohammad, Mohsin and Asif – were produced in the special NIA court amid tight security arrangements. The court remanded the four till July 12. The lawyers shouted slogans such as “Pakistan Murdabad” and “Kanhaiya ke hatyaron ko fansi Do (hang the murderers of Kanhaiya)”. ENS England pacer Stuart Broad, who had conceded six sixes in an over to Yuvraj Singh in the World T20 in 2007, now holds the record for most runs conceded in Tests too. Bowling with the second new ball, Broad delivered the 84th over when India were placed at 377/9 as England looked to restrict the visitors. Instead, Jasprit Burmah scored 29 runs and Broad conceded five wides as he leaked 35 runs in one over. (4, 5wd, 6 nb, 4, 4, 4, 6, 1) as India ended up with 416 | P11 express read ED attaches `96 crore assets of TRS MP’s firm Hyderabad: The Enforcement Directorate provisionally attached assets worth `96.21 crore of the Madhucon Group of Companies, its directors and promoters, including TRS MP Nama Nageswar Rao, in a money laundering case against M/s Ranchi Expressway Ltd. The attached assets include lands worth `88.85 crore | P5 Amarinder likely to be vice-prez candidate Chandigarh: Former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh could be NDA’s candidate for the post of Vice President. He is likely to join BJP on his return from London where he is recuperating from a back surgery. Polio-affected seeks aid to live his weightlifting dream @ Vizianagaram Challa Ramu’s gym at Kondavelagada village in Nellimarla mandal is a one-stop training centre for weightlifting aspirants. The polio-affected 45-year-old man established his gym in a small shed to train three athletes in 2004. Six weightlifters from Ramu’s gym have represented India at various international events, including the Common- wealth Games. The latest is S Gurunaidu (17), the country’s first weightlifter to win a gold at the IWF Youth World Championships in Mexico. Unaffected by his physical disability, he has been working out since childhood. He dreamt of seeing his sister, Challa Annapoorna, as a world-class weightlifter. He used to ac- company Annapoor na for training under coach Sharma between 1994-96, during which he learnt a few techniques himself. Ramu opened a gym on 80 cents at Kondavelagada to provide additional training to his sist e r. S h e b e c a m e a national weightlifting champion in 1996, but died in an unfortunate incident in 1997. Depressed, Challa Ramu the trainer shut his gym. After several parents requested him to train their children, Ramu re-launched his gym in 2004. He currently has 70 trainees. “I dream of sending as many athletes as I can to the Olympics. If the government will support me, I will train more students,” Ramu told TNIE. “K Venkatalakshmi was the first trainee to win a medal in 2007. Later, several others won many medals. Ramu said he has been oper- ating the gym with donations from people. “I train students free of cost and have been living my dream through them.” He has mentored several national and international weightlifters, including S Pallavi, Aswani, Chaitanyakumari, R Bhavani, Gowribabu and others. At least 15 of his trainees have secured government jobs under the sports quota. Ramu has been taking care of the diet of athletes from poor families also. E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Visakhapatnam A 20-year-old mentally-challenged woman was allegedly sexually assaulted by three persons at Old Gajuwaka in Visakhapatnam city on Friday The accused have been . identified as the woman’s father’s colleagues, police said. The woman’s mother lodged a complaint with the police on Saturday . The complaint stated that the incident happened near a two-wheeler showroom in Old Gajuwaka, when the woman’s parents were at work. Their neighbour, an employee at an automobile showroom, reportedly took the woman, who went to his home, to Old Gajuwaka. He along with two others allegedly forced themselves on the woman. When she returned home, the victims mother observed that her daughter was bleeding and realised that she was sexually assaulted. The Gajuwaka police registered a case and sent the woman to KGH for medical examination and treatment. The police said the case will be handed over to Disha police station for further investigation. Third century for Jadeja Unwanted record for Broad defying adversity S r eenu B a bu Pat i v a d a roped in five others to kill Kohle promising them `10,000 each and safe escape. Kolhe was killed on June 21 night when on his way back home on a twowheeler. Police officials say his throat was slit. The Amravati police have arrested six suspects. Confirming a link between the Udaipur and Amravati killings, Amravati DCP Vikram Sali said, “Prima facie, it seems that the reason for the murder is his social media post on Nupur Sharma.” The police have also recovered a knife which was allegedly used to commit the crime. Before making the arrests, the police recovered and studied CCTV footage which helped them with clues related to the suspects. Jasprit Burmah Fresh cases 17,070 17,092 Recoveries 14,413 14,684 Deaths 39 29 IT was a temperate July day in Hyderabad—never going beyond 30 degrees Celsius— but the earth was searing-hot with rhetoric. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was just a few miles away daring him to pull , down the Telangana government just as the ruling BJP had done in Maharashtra— and promising a “revolution” if that came about. PM Modi had landed in Hyderabad in the afternoon to participate in the BJP’s national executive. He headed straight to the venue—HICC, in the city’s IT corridor—in a chopper. The stage there had already seen belligerent words from BJP leaders, as they engaged in political volleys with KCR. The TRS, rightly interpreting the BJP’s choice of Hyderabad for its national executive as a politically loaded one, decided to go big with its own counter-show. Hours before the PM arrived in the city , KCR and his minister-son K T Rama Rao organised a grand welcome for Opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha. It rained pink petals, flags and confetti as a convoy carrying Rao and Sinha drove from Begumpet airport to the Jalavihar guest house on Necklace road, trailed by hundreds of bikes. And then, as KCR addressed his party MPs and MLAs, the barbs flew thick and fast. He called the caravan of BJP leaders “political tourists” and taunted PM Modi about the falling rupee and asked why he was avoiding talking about what was his pet subject when the UPA was ruling. “Several great Union ministers who are here are saying they will topple the TRS government. We are also waiting for it so that we can be free. Later we will bring you down in Delhi,” Rao thundered. At the BJP venue, party orators had already lit up the stage with some fiery words. Referring to the glaring absence of the CM among the dignitaries who welcomed PM Modi, Union minister Smriti Irani called it an insult to the Constitution. As the political fisticuffs continued late into the night on Saturday it will be Modi’s , tur n to take centrestage on Sunday as he is set to address a public meeting in Secunderabad. The BJP promises that will signal “the death-knell” for TRS’s dynasP5 tic rule. THE Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday handed over the case related to the murder of a 54-year-old chemist at Amravati in Maharashtra to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), three days after it entrusted the federal organisation with probing the gruesome killing of a tailor in Rajasthan’s Udaipur. “MHA handed over the investigation of the case relating to the barbaric killing of Umesh Kolhe in Amravati, Maharashtra, on June 21 to the NIA. The conspiracy behind the killing, involvement of organisations and international linkages would be thoroughly investi- Probe team visits site Woman with special needs raped: Kin All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja consolidated India’s position on Day 2 of the fifth Test against England at Edgbaston, scoring his third Test century. The southpaw’s knock came off 194 deliveries and included 13 boundaries. helping students help nature Vizag school bans all plastic, motivates pupils to become eco-warriors U s h a Pe r i @ Visakhapatnam Visakha Valley School has taken up the task of educating young minds on the need for a plastic-free future and as part of the initiative, the management has banned all plastic from its campus. Instead of plastic, files, water bottles, stationery, birthday cards and academic certificates have been replaced with ecofriendly and bio-degradable material. It is the only school in Vizag to implement a total ban on plastic. The Centre has banned single-use plastic from July 1. The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, too, implemented a total plastic ban. Taking cue, the school, run by a Trust with district Collector A Mallikarjuna as its chairman, took this as an opportunity to help students help the planet. School Principal Eswari Prabhakar said, “Despite increase in awareness and recycling, we are now at a point where trillions of plastic pieces are floating in our oceans. To help prevent more plastic piling up in the nature, we all need to watch the amount of plastic is being generated from the things we consume.” Students who are members of the eco-club, an initiative by the school, aim at creating GVMC chief G Lakshmisha with music director & Swachh Visakha ambassador RP Patnaik in Vizag on Saturday Other initiatives The school has installed solar panels to save energy, a compost pit to improve soil quality, rain-water harvesting pits to preserve and increase the underground water levels awareness about the harmful effects of plastic use, make files, bags and greeting cards using recyclable and reusable materials. “These students are EcoWarriors because they are fighting to eliminate plastic from their lives and maintain a sustainable lifestyle,” the principal noted. Recently, the district collector had flagged off six new CNG buses, which were added to the school’s existing fleet of buses to reduce air pollution.
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