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16 killed in China coal mine collapse Open in new window
The Hindu
Sixteen coal miners were killed and 11 others injured after their shaft collapsed just before midnight on Friday in Tiechanggou township outside the Xinjiang regional capital of Urumqi. ...

The Hindu Crossword 11223 Open in new window
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Solution to puzzle 11222

Bharti bucks trend, wants to use his MLA fund on Wi-Fi Open in new window
Deccan Herald
Aam Aadmi Party legislator Somnath Bharti has written to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung seeking release of MLA local area development fund to provide free Wi-Fi service in his constituency.Comparing internet access with basic necessities of man, the Malviya Nagar MLA in his letter to Jung said his constituents are computer literate.Since the residents of my constituency, Malviya Nagar, are well educated and computer literate, this demand is not only genuine but also in line with future development of New Delhi as one of the best cities in the world and this may be taken as pilot project in Malviya Nagar, the October 3, 2014 letter to Jung said.Backing the former Delhi law minister's claim, the Aam Aadmi Party on Friday said the fund should be allowed to be utilised by legislators in their respective constituencies as per the wishes of residents and 'stereotype' utilisation methods should be modified.MLA LAD provides an opportunity to the elected representatives to go back to the people of their respective constituencies and seek their views on how the fund earmarked for them should be utilised and the arbitrariness in the process must be brought to an end, the party said.Bharti said people can benefit more out of government's schemes because information about most of these is available online.As is famously known that the popular demand of the people i.e. roti, kapada aur makan stands replaced by roti, kapada, makan, shiksha, swasthaya aur internet and also in line with practices practiced worldwide, I am of the belief that free Wi-Fi facility will go a long way in making constituency a model one, the letter said.

Many land up in hospital Open in new window
Deccan Herald
Three major Delhi government-run hospitals reported over 290 burn cases on Diwali. The hospitals received more burn cases till Friday evening.Central-government-run Safdarjung Hospital, meanwhile, reported 225 burn cases alone. Most victims had minor injuries and were discharged after being given first-aid treatment. Of the 225 cases, five were major burn cases who have been admitted. The other patients were discharged as they had minor burns, said Dr K Agrawal, Head of the Department, Burns Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Safdarjung hospital. There were arrangements for treating burn cases in three state government-run hospitals - Lok Nayak Hospital (LNJP), Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital (GTB) and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital (DDU). Also, four central-government-run hospitals - Safdarjung Hospital, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (RML), Suchita Kriplani Hospital and Kalawati Saran Children Hospital - were equipped to treat burns.Most patients treated at the hospitals had received injuries while bursting firecrackers. A majority of them had suffered hand and face injuries.RML Hospital saw 65 burn cases. Three patients were admitted with extensive burn injuries. The three suffered injuries while bursting firecrackers. In one case, a 40-year-old man has received 80 per cent burns. In the other two cases, an 11-year-old boy suffered severe face injuries and an 84-year-old woman suffered 40 per cent burns, said Dr H K Kar, Medical Superintendent, RMLHospital. The victim with 80 per cent injuries is critical. Surprisingly, there were only 55 cases reported at LNJP which has a capacity to treat over 100 burn victims. The number of cases reported this year are the same as last year's. Seven people have been admitted with severe injuries. No death has been reported at the hospital, said Dr Arun Goel, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, LNJP. The number of burn cases reported in DDU and GTB were 72 and 165 respectively. However, DDU received a steady flow of burn patients even on Friday evening. We did not receive any case of severe injury. Most suffered hand and face injuries. While a majority of burn cases were within 3-4 per cent, the rest were within 10 per cent, said Dr Ashish Dhingra, DDU.At GTB Hospital, five patients were admitted due to severe burns. These patients were injured while bursting firecrackers. The admitted have suffered between 20-60 per cent burns, said Dr Dhirendra Suman,GTB. The capital has a total capacity of around 250 beds to treat burns. However, a few hospitals expanded their capacities, including opening the disaster beds, anticipating more burn injuries on Diwali.

52 railway touts booked this month Open in new window
Deccan Herald
Northern Railway has apprehended 52 touts in Delhi this month in drives to prevent black marketing of train tickets during the festival season, The touts have been handed over to the Railway Protection Force for prosecution. Most of them were nabbed at major reservation counters in New Delhi, Old Delhi and Anand Vihar stations, a spokesperson said. Vigilance and commercial staff along with RPF are jointly organising these special drives to check malpractices in the mass contact areas at booking centres, platforms, trains and reservation counters at various locations. The drives started on October 1 and will go on till Chhath Puja. On Wednesday, six reserved tickets for the same day worth Rs 10,230 were recovered from one man at New Delhi station. He was booked under Section 143 of the Railways Act which prohibits unauthorised buying and selling of reserved tickets.Railway officials say the unlawful activities involving the touts, misuse of various quotas, overcharging by reservation clerks, are at their all-time high during Diwali and Chhath festivals.The Northern Railway has appealed to the general public not to patronise touts and unauthorised ticketing agencies and buy tickets from railway reservation centres and authorised travel agents.No platform ticketsNorthern Railway has restriced the sale of platform tickets at the five major stations in the city in view of safety of passengers and to avoid overcrowding at platforms and foot overbridges during Chhath. Platform tickets at New Delhi, Old Delhi, Nizamuddin, Delhi, Sarai Rohilla and Anand Vihar stations will not be sold up to October 29. The railways, however, will make exceptions for those who are ill, physically challenged, sick, elderly and women traveling alone or with children.

Slum goes up in flames after Diwali Open in new window
Deccan Herald
A slum was razed to the ground in east Delhi's Shastri Park on Friday morning. While hundreds of residents were rendered homeless, no one was seriously injured.The exact cause of the blaze is yet to be ascertained. But some of the affected persons claimed they saw the burning remains of a cracker-rocket fall amidst a heap of hay, leading to the fire.The fire department put the number of huts gutted down between 35 and 40. Victims claimed about 50 huts were burnt in the fire which started at about 9.30 am on Friday. Only a couple of huts, which were raised a little away from the cluster, remained unaffected.The fire department said they received a call for help at 10.19 am and rushed 15 fire tenders to the spot which brought the situation under control in a little over an hour. However, even at 3 pm, locals pointed out several spots to Deccan Herald from where smoke was emanating. The fire tenders had already left by then.The victims alleged that the government, political leaders or locals had not come forward with any sort of help even hours after the incident. Not even a Delhi Jal Board tanker has been deployed here for us, said Manju, a victim. I have been wearing the same wet towel and a T-shirt since morning. I have nothing else to change into. I have bought winter clothes early as they were available for cheap, but they have all been burnt, said Noor Islam who lost all his earnings from the recent Diwali festival.No relief in the form of food or water was visible. I have built some goodwill at a nearby dhaba. I will have my lunch on credit and then decide where to stay in the night, said another victim Mustaq Bhai. Most other victims were exploring other options for food even as they dug to reconstruct their huts.A pre-constructed rain basera (shelter for homeless) nearby will not be of much help as it can accommodate about 50 persons. Also, homeless men staying in it from before are unwilling to create much space.While all the victims wanted their names to appear in newspapers in the hope that it would get them compensation, they highlighted the plight of one Sheikh Lal whose recently-opened kabadi shop was gutted.I had borrowed Rs 75,000 on high rate of interest and added a similar amount from my pocket to start this business. I don't even have any footwear left, said Lal in a barely audible voice that was affected by constant crying since the blaze.Fire at marketFour shops were gutted when a fire broke out in a furniture market in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, reports PTI. Though there was no casualty, property worth lakhs of rupees was damaged in the fire which broke out on Thursday night. Fire officials said some people were bursting crackers on their terrace when a cracker fell on one of the shops.

Fire Services get highest number of calls this year Open in new window
Deccan Herald
While firefighters in the capital attended to the highest number of Diwali-related calls in the past five years, fire incidents due to use of crackers saw a decline. No loss of life was reported in fire incidents this time.Of a total 287 calls received by the fire department, 211 were related to Diwali celebrations, a fire department official said. Of these, 55 were caused by firecrackers. There was no appreciable increase or decrease in fire incidents compared to last year, Delhi Fire Service (DFS) Director A K Sharma said.Considering Delhi's population, the way residential localities are designed, and the amount of crackers burst by people, the number of incidents on Diwali is not high, Sharma told Deccan Herald.The 211 fire calls were recorded from Thursday to 7 am on Friday. The second highest such calls at 207 were recorded in 2009. The number of calls over the past five years has been hovering around 169 and 211, officials said.Last year, 70 fire incidents were caused by crackers compared to 55 this year. The officer said that on Diwali night, firefighters enquire during every incident if the blaze in that case was caused by crackers. The DFS deployed fire tenders at 20 vulnerable locations across the city. These included congested areas and important marketplaces.According to DFS, the period between 6 pm and 8 pm is regarded as the peak hour for bursting of crackers, and this is when 20-25 calls were received on Thursday evening.

Free bed quota for poor goes waste Open in new window
Deccan Herald
Despite overcrowding at government hospitals, the number of poor people seeking free treatment at identified private hospitals has come down in the past few weeks. The real time data which shows the number of free beds available at any given time in these hospitals indicates lesser use of the facility, said a member of the EWS monitoring committee. Patients belonging to the economically weaker section (EWS) can claim free treatment at 43 identified private hospitals in the city.These hospitals have a 25 per cent quota for them in the outdoor patient department (OPD) and 10 per cent for those who need to be admitted.There was a marked increase in occupancy of free beds at these hospitals till September 17. However, the numbers have started declining ever since.Of a total 636 free beds, over 300 beds were unoccupied on Friday at 9 am, shows the real time data of the Directorate of Health Services (DHS).Every day lesser number of beds are being utilised. It has come down to 50 per cent against September 17's data when the occupancy of beds had reached 72 per cent of the quota, said Ashok Agarwal, Member, EWS Monitoring Committee.A letter has been forwarded regarding this issue to the Health Secretary.Out of 15 free beds at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, 10 were vacant today morning. Similarly, in Dharmshila Hospital & Research Centre, out of 20 free-beds, 18 were unoccupied and out of 40 free-beds, 31 were vacant in Max Balaji Hospital, Patparganj, said Agarwal.The data showed that 11 out of 14 free beds in Shanti Mukund were vacant. Shanti Mukund was issued a showcause notice by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) recently for turning away poor patients.However, several free beds left unoccupied at these private hospitals suggest that there is poor patient referral from government hospitals.There has not been an increase in complaints of patients being turned away from these hospitals in the past few weeks. This shows that there is poor patient referral despite the presence of patient welfare officers in government hospitals. The Delhi government has stopped advertising free-beds facilities in the identified private hospitals through TV channels and FM which might also have contributed to this situation, said Agarwal.

Tension brewing within NDA as SAD supports INLD instead of BJP in Haryana Assembly polls Open in new window
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Tension seemed to be brewing within the National Democratic Alliance after Shiromani Akali Dal went all out to support the Indian National Lok Dal instead of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Haryana Assembly elections.

College union, DUTA lock horns over appointments Open in new window
Deccan Herald
The DUTA's opposition to the ongoing interviews for filling up 73 permanent teaching positions at Deshbandhu College on Friday infuriated the college teachers' association.While the Delhi University Teachers' Association claimed that the college is conducting interviews on the basis of a public advertisement, which is opposed to the government's reservation policy, the college association accused the former of disrupting the selection process for three hours. Out of the 73 posts advertised, only nine are reserved for SC and four for ST categories. This amounts to only 12.3 per cent of posts reserved for Scheduled Castes, and 5.5 per cent for Scheduled Tribes, which fall far short of the mandated requirement of 15 per cent and 7.5 per cent respectively, the teachers' body said in a statement.Further, the two posts reserved for persons with disabilities have not been earmarked for specific subjects, which is in violation of the standing court order, it said.The college association, however, said the recruitment process has the university's approval. While slamming the DUTA leadership for holding up appointments, Ashwini Shankar of Deshbandhu College said, Instead of working tirelessly for regularisation of teachers, she (DUTA president Nandita Narain) sought to perpetuate ad hocism in Delhi University and play havoc with the career of thousands.As per the directions of the Delhi High Court to fill up 4,500 teaching positions in the university, Shankar said the interviews for 13 teaching positions, six of them unreserved and seven reserved ones, were conducted by the Department of Chemistry on Friday. DUTA said their intervention came after two other groups of the same college - Deshbandu College Teachers' Welfare Association and the SC/ST Teachers' Forum - approached them. Responding to the teachers' appeal, a DUTA delegation went to the college today and tried to meet the principal. But the principal refused to meet the delegation, said the teachers' group, adding the reservation roster was not placed for approval before the staff council or the college governing body. A complaint has been lodged with the SC/ST Commission, the group said.

After Myanmar and Australia, Modi to visit Fiji Open in new window
The Hindu
This 10-day visit to be the Prime Minister?s longest visit abroad in his tenure

ISL: Delhi Dynamos cross 1,50,000 fans on Facebook Open in new window
Source Icon DNA - India
The Indian Super League might not have started yet, but the Delhi Dynamos Football Club have already scored their first goal online by crossing the 150,000 fans mark on Facebook. Launched less than a month ago, the Delhi Dynamos lead the ISL brigade on social media with the most fans on Facebook and over 5,000 followers on Twitter. The club has The traditionally cricket-dominated sporting scene in India is experiencing a massive kick-up in fan following for football, and it's no longer limited to just television. The recently concluded FIFA World Cup in Brazil garnered record television viewership despite the odd timings, but the real surprise was the huge social media buzz it generated. With over three million tweets sent out by Indians, India was the global Number two in terms of social media buzz, behind only the hosts - Brazil. India also saw its highest online audience during the World Cup with 6.5 million people watching football related content online. The Dynamos are also the only team to have launched an anthem and tagline. The Indian Super League has eight franchises and the tournament will run from October to December this year.  ReportSportPTINew DelhiISL 2014CricketDelhi DynamosFansFIFA World CupFootballSocial MediaTelevisiontournamentTweetsSaturday, 25 October 2014 - 9:13amSaturday, 25 October 2014 - 9:13am dnai.in/23

Marlon Samuels wanted to continue tour of India: reports Open in new window
The Hindu
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels was not part of the ODI team?s plan to abandon the tour of India and he stayed away from most of the players? meetings on the troubled tour, according to...

Egypt declares emergency in North Sinai Open in new window
The Hindu
Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency in the restive North Sinai province after 31 soldiers have been killed in two different terrorist attacks. The decision was taken late yes...

Now, Modi takes on rivals in skies over Lucknow city Open in new window
Deccan Herald
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was involved in different 'war' that was witnessed in the skies over the state capital on Friday.People saw 'Modi' swerving and swooping in the sky and tangling with his rivals and on many occasions either made them vanish or forced them to retreat.The occasion was 'Jamghat', a traditional festival celebrated a day after Diwali when people in the city of Nawabs fly colourful kites and compete with each other to dominate the skies. This 'Jamghat', kites having the picture of Modi were sold in large numbers, say kite traders here. The kites had words such as 'Mahanayak' (super hero) written on many of them. Many kites also had slogans like 'achhey din aye' (good days have come).The shops had a large number of kites with Modi's picture. We bought a dozen or so, 17-year-old Sambhav Srivastava, an avid kite flyer and a resident of Janaki Puram locality in Lucknow, told Deccan Herald.The skies over the old city areas such as Chowk, Aminabad and others were filled with kites of different kinds.However, not many knew about Modi's interest in kite flying. Bollywood star Salman Khan had joined Modi at the kite-flying festival on the occasion of 'Makar Sankranti' in Ahmedabad in January this year.Though kite-flying starts from the day of 'Narak Chaudas', it reaches its peak on 'Jamghat' and continues for the next few days. Avadh historians say that even the Nawabs used to fly kites on the banks of Gomti river in the city and compete with each other. The tradition is still being followed by many of their descendants though their numbers are not much.

Burdwan Blast Accused Members of Bangladesh Terror Group: National Investigation Agency Open in new window
NDTV
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has said that all three persons arrested in connection with the blast in West Bengal's Burdwan district on October 2 are members of the terror group, Jamaat-ul-...

54 fires in Jaipur, bank building suffers damage Open in new window
Deccan Herald
Around 54 fire incidents have been reported from various places in Jaipur since Diwali night. A dozen of the incidents were of severe intensity where over 50 fire tenders were were pressed into service to douse the flames.Fire broke out at 54 places on Thursday and Friday. At six places, the intensity of fire was very severe. On Friday, fire broke out in Vijaya Bank building in C-scheme area and at a local restaurant near city railway station, said Ishwar Jat, Chief Fire Officer.Vijaya Bank, located in Upasana Towers in C-Scheme area, sustained maximum damage.Police said the fire broke out due to short circuit inside the bank but no one was injured. The district administration has ordered to cease the building as the bank does not have a no objection certificate from the fire department nor any fire safety equipment were in place.All the documents, Indian currency, furniture and other important papers in the bank have completely burnt.The state roadways depot in Vaishali Nagar, a flat in Mansarover locality, scrap godown at Lohamandi area and a cloth shop in the city area were among the locations where intensity of the fire was high. The fire department officials said in all, 60 fire tenders were used to douse the fire and a dozen of them were used at the Vijaya Bank.FirecrackersMeanwhile, over 100 people sustained sever burn injuries while playing with crackers and were rushed to Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital on Thursday and Friday night. About 50 people are still getting treatment at the hospitals while others were discharged after primary treatment.This time the number of people coming to emergency unit on Friday night was much less as compared to last year. Around 100 people were brought here and around 50 were discharged after minor treatment, said a senior doctor of SMS hospital. The rest are still getting treatment at the hospital, the doctor said.

Tiger's pug marks near Lucknow trigger panic Open in new window
Deccan Herald
Pug marks of a tiger in the vicinity of the state capital triggered panic in several villages forcing the people to remain indoors after sunset.According to the forest department officials here, the tiger appears to be roaming not very far from the state capital around Godhan and Saleh Nagar villages in Mall area. The pug marks of the tiger have been traced in Mall area, officials said.Three teams had been formed to comb the forests along with a Rapid Rescue Unit to locate the tiger, which had entered into the residential areas after straying from the forests in Pilibhit district, about 250 kilometers from here.Officials said that the tiger had been roaming around Mall area for the past six or seven days. It had devoured cattle at Godhan village a couple of days back. Wildlife experts said that the tiger could be weighing between 140 to 170kilograms and seemed to be around three year old.The tiger scare had its impact on three districts including Hardoi and Sitapur adjoining Lucknow. The villagers said that they remained confined to their homes even on Diwali nights fearing attack of the wild cat.Before entering the limits of the state capital, the tiger had been spotted by the villagers in Sitapur and later in Hardoi district.Forest officials said they were trying to locate the tiger and had asked for trained elephants to undertake the combing and search operations. We will take the services of outside experts if needed, said an official.

Mumbai: Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital to be inaugurated by PM Modi today Open in new window
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After undergoing major renovation and expansion by the Reliance Foundation, Mumbai's first general hospital is all set to be inaugurated on Saturday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Borna Coric stuns Rafael Nadal in Basel, Roger Federer through in Swiss Indoors Open in new window
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Croatian wunderkind Borna Coric offered emphatic proof of his potential when he crushed Rafa Nadal in the Swiss Indoor tournament on Friday before local hero Roger Federer cruised into the last four. The 17-year-old Coric, already being called 'Baby Djokovic' because of similarities with world number one Novak Djokovic, gave an off-colour Nadal a torrid time, winning 6-2 7-6 (4). The Spaniard, who has appendicitis and later announced he would not play at the Paris Masters next week or season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London next month, was unrecognisable in the first set as he offered little resistance, losing the opening five games. Nadal's timing improved marginally in the second but twice Coric served to stay in the set and he then held his nerve when a loose forehand from his opponent gave him two match points. Coric needed only one of them, forcing a weary Nadal to send a defensive forehand wide. Top seed Federer, looking for a sixth Basel title, beat Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (4) 6-2 in a much more even contest. The world number two edged a first set lasting nearly an hour and then turned up the heat as he marched to victory. Federer faces big-serving Ivo Karlovic in the semi-finals after the Croat beat Germany's Benjamin Becker 6-4 6-4 with the help of 19 aces. Should Federer, 33, win the title on Sunday he would move to within 500 points of Djokovic and keep alive his hopes of returning to the top of the rankings. Coric will play in-form Belgian David Goffin who caused a surprise by beating Canada's Milos Raonic in three sets.  ReportSportReutersBasel (Switzerland)ATP World Tour FinalsCanadaDavid GoffinGrigor DimitrovIvo KarlovicMilos RaonicNovak DjokovicRafa NadalRoger FedererSaturday, 25 October 2014 - 8:58amSaturday, 25 October 2014 - 8:58am Borna Coricundefineddnai.in/cqag32

Pakistan Army again violates ceasefire Open in new window
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Jammu, Oct 25: Pakistan Army again resorted to unprovoked overnight firing at Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region using mortars and automatic weapons, an official said Saturday.Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire at Balakote in Poonch district

FKCCI delegation briefs CM on overseas investor plans Open in new window
Deccan Herald
The Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) members led by president S Sampathraman on Friday called on Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and appraised him on the interest shown by overseas investors and lauded the new industrial policy.FKCCI recently sent delegations to China, Japan, Israel and Canada. We apprised the chief minister on the positive feedback received after the visit of business delegations to these countries. Respective governments, with solid participation of big and medium industries, promised investments in the state, he said. Sampathraman pointed out the fact that the state government should take necessary steps to give adequate infrastructure facilities to these prospective investors. When we requested the CM to lead a delegation to South Korea, he requested FKCCI to take the initiative for the state government. We are thankful to the chief minister for his visionary steps to industrialise the state, he said.The FKCCI delegation also congratulated the Siddaramaiah-led government for bringing out the Karnataka Industrial Policy 2014-2019. We congratulated the state government for the incentives and concessions for large, mega, ultra mega and super mega projects as well as for the special package for MSMEs, he said.Besides reservation of 358 items for MSMEs, forming 100 industry clusters, 15 per cent price preference and self-certification in respect of labour laws, government initiatives like timebound approvals and sanctions and the forthcoming export promotion strategy as part of the industrial policy 2014-19 will help in promoting industries in Karnataka, the chamber said. The FKCCI delegation also suggested a few corrections in the Industrial Policy so that more investments can be attracted to the state. We brought the attention of CM to the issue of exorbitant land price prevailing in the state. The FKCCI also wants some changes in the 99-year lease agreement on land also, he said. The chief minister promised the delegation a solution on these fronts.GIM initiativeBesides participation of overseas countries and their business conglomerates, the FKCCI apprised the CM on participation of NRKs and NRIs in Global Investors Meet (GIM).We want the GIM to be an initiative for inclusive growth of the state. The chief minister has also consented to conducting an Investors Meet at Chamarajanagar and Raichur within a month with FKCCI as facilitator,he said. The government also plans to organise two more these investors meet in other district headquarters.

Toll in Washington shootout rises to 4: More news updates on Oct 25 Open in new window
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New Delhi, Oct 25: Get national and international news all under one shed. Here are some of the latest political and social developments. 8:40 am: Toll in Washington shootout rises to 4 8:30 am: Pankaj Advani wins the World Billiards

Andhra Pradesh denying Telangana its share of electricity, says CM K Chandrasekhar Rao Open in new window
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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao tonight claimed that his Andhra Pradesh counterpart N Chandrababu Naidu was denying the rightful share of electricity to Telangana by not honouring the provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act and said he will move Supreme Court over the matter. Rao also sought Centre's intervention into the matter. Holding Naidu responsible for the prevailing acute power shortage in Telangana, Rao alleged that the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister sought to defame the TRS government and he is a cheater. Chandrababu Naidu says Telangana government does not have far-sightedness (in managing power sector). We have far-sightedness, but don't have the sight which thieves have. I will say the story of this side. We are also going to Supreme court on this. The court will decide, he told reporters late tonight after a meeting of the state Cabinet. Reeding out statistics, Rao alleged that the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act are being violated by the government of residuary Andhra Pradesh. Chandrababu Naidu, the Chief Minister of residuary Andhra Pradesh is indulging in a large scale misinformation campaign. His attitude is arrogant and he feels he can say anything. Facts are totally different. It is Chandrababu Naidu who is completely violating Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act clearly says that 53.89 per cent share in electricity should be given to Telangana in projects existing before June two (Telangana Formation Day) and those coming up after that. But the unfair stance taken by him was said, like a slap on his face, by the ERC (Electricity Regulatory Commission) of his own state, Rao said. ReportIndiaPTITelanganaChandrababu NaiduK Chandrasekhar RaoPower sectorTelanganaAndhra PradeshElectricity Regulatory CommissionSaturday, 25 October 2014 - 8:55am dnai.in/cqae3

Caterham F1 team set to miss next two races Open in new window
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Caterham have been told they can miss the next two Formula One grands prix while seeking a buyer after the team went into administration on Friday. Formula One's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone told Reuters it would be OK for the team to sit out next week's US race, and Brazil the weekend after, in the hope a new owner emerged before next month's finale in Abu Dhabi. I wonder if they are going to do it (find a buyer), Ecclestone said. Let's hope it's alright and someone might come along and they may be able to do something. He added that there would be no problem with a reduction to 10 F1 teams anyway. The sale of Caterham, who have not scored a point since their debut in 2010, was made simpler by the decision to take the licence holder 1MRT into administration along with the manufacturer Caterham Sports Limited (CSL). The move left Finbarr O'Connell, who was already an administrator of CSL, in charge although he made clear it was merely a question of looking for a buyer. We believe this arrangement gives us a much better chance of being able to reach a better conclusion for the racing team and its creditors, he said in a statement. While this is a great step forward in making the whole team and assets more attractive, there is no need for the staff of 1MRT to return to the Oxford site in Leafield until a sale of the Formula One team occurs. The statement, issued by London firm Smith & Williamson, said the adminstrators had agreed terms to acquire the share capital of 1MRT and were now in a position to sell the racing licence along with the cars, designs and intellectual property. It added that Ecclestone, in a telephone conversation with O'Connell, had agreed to support the administrators in their wish to sell the Formula One team to a party with the financial strength to sustain it into the future. To help with that, he had given dispensation to miss the coming two races. The administrators added they had already been contacted by a number of interested parties and hoped a transaction with an operator of substantial financial means can be concluded in the next few weeks. WAR OF WORDS Friday's move followed a war of words between 1MRT management and founder Tony Fernandes, who also runs struggling Premier League soccer club Queens Park Rangers and the fast-growing AirAsia airline, over the transfer of ownership. Fernandes announced the sale of the team in July but both sides have acknowledged the formal transfer of shares was not completed. Neither appeared willing to take the team further, with 1MRT management effectively walking away after agreeing to hand over to O'Connell in the higher interest of allowing the team to continue operating and preparing for the next events. The cars would normally leave the factory on Saturday to be flown to the United States and O'Connell telling staff to stay away indefinitely makes Caterham's absence inevitable. It's very important to us that they race but for the creditors of Caterham Sports Limited it's not up to them to fund racing, O'Connell told the BBC earlier. Our objective is to get this team racing on a proper financial standing. Hopefully if a funder comes through, this team can run again. Caterham's drivers are Japan's Kamui Kobayashi and Sweden's Marcus Ericsson.  ReportSportReutersLondonAbu DhabiAirAsiaBernie EcclestoneBrazilCaterhamF1Formula One teamJapanlicenceOxfordQueens Park RangersPremier LeagueracingTony FernandesUSSaturday, 25 October 2014 - 8:41amSaturday, 25 October 2014 - 8:41am Caterham's Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson. Getty Imagesdnai.in/cqad44



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