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CMO lives in the past

    J.S. IFTHEKHAR
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Some persons refuse to fade away even after their death. Former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy is one of them. More than a year after his tragic end, his charismatic persona continues to loom large over the State. Not just his fans, even his successor seem to regard him as Chief Minister. This is clear from a recent letter written by Chief Minister K. Rosaiah to Majlis legislator Mumtaz Ahmed Khan about CM's Relief Fund. Mr. Rosaiah has chosen his predecessor's letterhead to correspond. It carries the name of YSR as Chief Minister. A case of serious slip-up at the CMO.

The city police, who normally are at the receiving end won appreciation for arresting two teenager gangs for hurling stones, eggs and coconuts on malls, showrooms and cars in posh localities in twin cities after midnight.

For the last few months, these gangs literally kept shopkeepers and car owners in Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Madhapur and its surroundings on the edge. After repeated attempts to nab them, the men in khaki could finally lay their hands on them, some of whom come from influential families.

Sure, there was pressure on the police to look the other way, but they didn't yield. Kudos to that.

So, at last the home crowd gets to witness local boy Laxman's artistry with the willow as he tackles the Kiwi deliveries in the test today.

With the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium all set to host its first test match, there is an air of euphoria among the sport buffs in the city. If the in-form Laxman's batting is one thing many are looking forward to, cricket lovers are also hoping to catch master blaster Sachin Tendulkar score his 50th test century in one of his best hunting grounds. Go India go!

Making an appearance at least expected of places, a crocodile grabbed the attention of the denizens this week. As the news spread, many flocked the construction site at Nanakramguda and lay in wait hoping to catch a glimpse for next couple of days. For a change, the crocodile took the attention of many away from regular issues such as politics, sports and even movies. As it turned into the talk of the town, the sudden appearance of the crocodile did grab more limelight than perhaps the best planned ones by celebrities.

J.S. IFTHEKHAR,

M. SRINIVAS, YOGENDRA KALAVALAPALLI &

T. LALITH SINGH


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