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he Reserve Bank of ��������� mark for the first time in a corded 3,573 fresh Covid is 7.97 per cent.
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interest rates unc- ������������������������� comprise merely 12.94 per to the infection. 772 cases and 13 deaths
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hanged on Friday ����������� �������������� cent of the total caseload, Till now, 2,87,603 peo- and neighbouringdistrict
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but signalled more easing ��������������������� the Union Health Ministry ple have been detected of North 24 Parganas
ahead to support an econ- ��������������������� said on Friday. Covid positive, 5,501 recorded 751 cases and
omy that it sees contract- The country added died and 2,52,806 recov- 13 deaths in the last 24
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���������� ing 9.5 per cent in the cur- another 70,496 new infec- ered, of which 3,069 hours.
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rent fiscal. tions during the last 24 patients were discharged The Covid bed occu-
The six-member Mon- �������������������� hours, taking the total case from hospitals in the pancy rate is 37.59 per
etary Policy Committee, ������������������������ count past the 69 lakh last 24 hours, taking the cent while 2,421 people
with three newly inducted ������ mark, to 69,06,152. The discharge rate to 87.90 are in government quar-
external members, voted ����������������
death toll due to the infec- per cent. Currently, there antine centres, 82,401
unanimously to retain the ������������
tion surged to 1,06,490 are 29,296 active Covid in home quarantine and
benchmark repurchase or with 964 deaths reported cases in the state. Sam- 1,376 in safe homes. ���
repo rate at 4 per cent wh- in the last 24 hours
ile keeping its policy stance nment of India securities. The health ministry
accommodative, implying OMO will also beextended noted that the declining vious 24 hours, according Uttar Pradesh, Andhra
it could ease again. to state development loans. trend of the percentage of to official data updated at Pradesh, Delhi, Madhya
The central bank had This will ease the state's bor- active cases is supported 8 a.m. Pradesh, Punjab and Ker-
slashed the repo rate by 115 rowing programmes amid by the rising percentage of “New recoveries in India ala, it added.
basis points since late Ma- silver linings are visible in the accommodativestance lower collection of GST. recovered cases. Recover- have exceeded the new More than 37 per cent
��������������������������������������������� rch before hitting a pause the flattening of the active of monetary policy as long RBI also announced on ies in India have exceeded cases of Covid-19 for three of the new fatalities were
����������������������������������������������� button in August. caseload curve across the as necessary ~ at least dur- tap TLTRO (Targeted Long new cases for three con- continuous weeks. The reported from Maharash-
��������������������������������������������� To bring down borrow- country,” he said. ing the current financial Term Repo Operations) tinuous weeks, it said. new cases during these tra (358 deaths), according
������������������������������ ������������� ing cost, RBI announced a Barring the risk of a sec- year and into the next year with tenors of up to three “Presently, the active three weeks have displayed to the ministry.
number of unconvention- ond wave of infections, the ~ to revive growth on a years for a total amount of cases stand at 8,93,592 and a steady trend of decline,”
al steps, including dou- economy appeared poised durable basis and mitigate up to Rs 1 lakh crore at a flo- comprise merely 12.94 per the ministry underlined.
������������������������������ �������������� bling of the size of open- to begin a recovery, he said, the impact of Covid-19, ating rate linked to the pol- cent of the total positive
���������������������������������������������� market bond purchases to noting food grain produc- while ensuring that inflation icy repo rate. The scheme cases of the country, dem- The ministry said 78
������������������������������������������� Rs 20,000 crore, offer to tion was set for recordhighs remains within the target will be available up to March onstrating a steady falling per cent of the 70,496 new
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buy state debt, and easing
a corporate cash crunch
and factories and cities
were coming back to life.
going forward”.
RBI saw inflation easing
31, 2021.
In order to facilitate
percentage of the total
cases,” the ministry said.
cases registered the previ-
ous day were reported from 69,06,151
������������������������������������������ through a Rs 1 lakh crore With macro indicators close to the targeted range higher credit flow to the retail The country had 8.97 10 states and UTs ~ Maha-
of targeted long-term funds pointing to a recovery, “GDP of 4 per cent, plus or minus and SME segments, RBI lakh active cases on Sep- rashtra, Karnataka, Ker-
8,93,592
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��������������������������������������� available on tap. growth may break out of 2 pr cent, in the fourth-quar- decided to increase the de- tember 9, it said. ala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil
�������������������������������������������� Besides supporting eco- contraction and turn pos- ter ending March. finition of 'Regulatory Retail' A total of 59,06,069 peo- Nadu, West Bengal, Odisha,
��������������������������������������� nomic activity, the measures itive by Q4 (January-Mar- The governor noted that threshold from Rs 5 crore ple have recovered from Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
are aimed at ensuring the
government's record bor-
ch),” he said. “For the year
2020-21 as a whole, there-
the recent pick-up in infla-
tion is due to supply dis-
to Rs 7.5 crore in respect of
all fresh as well as increme-
Covid-19 in the country so
far and recoveries exceed
and Delhi.
Maharashtra continues 70,496
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������������������������������������������� through smoothly. to decline by 9.5 per cent, during the lockdown. Going incentivise banks to lend to 50,12,477, according to the ber of new cases with more
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RBI Governor Shaktika-
nta Das said the econom-
with risks tilted to the down-
side,” he said.
forward, as supply chains
are restored, inflation could
this sector more.
The RBI also rationalised
ministry. The higher num-
ber of recoveries has aided
than 13,000 cases, followed
by Karnataka with more 78,365
�������������������������������������������� ic growth, which slumped After the sharp contrac- ease to 4.5-5.4 per cent in risk weightage on home the national recovery rate than 10,000 cases, it said.
��������������������������������������������� to a negative 23.9 per cent tion in Q1 of FY21, the the second half of FY21. loans. All new housing loan to further improve to 85.52 Also, 964 case fatalities
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in the April-June quarter,will
turn positive only in the final
MPC expects growth to
come in at (-)9.8 per cent
In a bid to provide easy
liquidity conditions, RBI
risk will be linked only to
the loan to value ratio. The
per cent, the ministry said.
A total of 78,365 patients
were reported the previous
day. Of these, nearly 82 1,06,490
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FIGURES AS OF 8.00 A.M.
����������������������������������������������� contractions of Q1 2020-21 In a video live stream, Das Rs 20,000 crore, which will get the interest rate bene- while 70,496 fresh infections Maharashtra, Karnataka, FRIDAY 9 OCTOBER 2020
��������������������������������� (April-June) are behind us; said RBI will “continue with be used for buying Gover- fits from institutions. were reported in the pre- Tamil Nadu, West Bengal,

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the role of formerYes Bank pro-
moter Rana Kapoor and other
senior executives of the bank,
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Sagar Gorkhe and Ramesh
Gaichor, activists of the Bhima
Koregaon Shaurya Din Prerna �����������������
The CBI has booked HDIL pro-
moters Rakesh Wadhawan
and Sarang Wadhawan, along
with former PMC Bank chair-
not named as accused in the
FIR, is likely to come under
scanner in the case.
After registering the case,
The National Investigation
Agency (NIA) on Friday filed
a charge-sheet against eight
people, including activists
Abhiyaan group.
They were arrested during
the course of the investigation
into the violence on January
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man Waryam Singh and other the CBI on Friday searched the Gautam Navlakha and 82- 1, 2018 in which one person �������������������� ����������������������������
directors of the firm, in an residences of Rakesh Wad- year-old Father Stan Swamy, was killed and several injured ������������������ ������������������������
alleged Rs 200-crore loan hawan and his son Sarang for their alleged involvement after clashes at the 200th ��������������������������
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fraud in Yes Bank involving and former PMC Bank chair- in inciting a mob to violence anniversary celebrations of the China on Friday claimed that �����������������������
Mack Star company, officials man Singh in Mumbai, they in Bhima Koregaon near Pune Battle of Koregaon near Pune. the coronavirus broke out in ����������������������
said Friday. said. on January 1, 2018, officials said. Act (UAPA), officials said. puty Inspector General of Navlakha and Teltumbde various parts of the world last ����������������������������
It is alleged that loans ta- The agency also carried out Swamy, who said he has ne- NIA officials said investi- Police in the agency, Sonia Na- had surrendered before the NIA year but it was the only one to ���������������������
ken for Mack Star were trans- searches at nine other premis- ver been to Bhima Koregaon, gations established Swamy rang, said the charge-sheet was in April this year. have reported and acted first, �����������������
ferred to settle HDIL liabili- es in Mumbai, including two was arrested from his home in was actively involved in the submitted before a designat- The NIA charge-sheet aga- refuting the widely-held view
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ties to Yes Bank without inti- offices of HDIL, auditor com- Ranchi on Thursday evening activities of the CPI (Maoist). ed court here. inst the eight does not men- that the deadly contagion orig-
mation to its majority stake- pany Ashok Jayesh and resi- and brought to Mumbai where Barring one person ~ Milind Besides Navlakha and tion human rights activist inated in Wuhan before turn- �������������
holder and investor Ocean dences of other HDIL Direc- he was produced before a co- Teltumde, who is absconding Swamy, the others named in Sudha Bharadwaj, who has ing out to be a pandemic. �������������������������
Deity Investment Holdings Ltd tors Lakhminder Dayal Singh, urt on Friday and remanded ~ all other named in the ch- the charge-sheet are Delhi been in jail since 2018. She was China, besides denying US ������������
(ODIL) in a conspiracy orches- Amanpreet Singh and Senior to judicial custody till October arge-sheet for allegedly con- University associate professor arrested by Pune Police in allegations that Covid-19
trated by the HDIL promot- Vice President Venkataward- 23. He is possibly the oldest per- spiring against the government Hany Babu, Goa Institute of the case along with Vernon emerged from a bio-lab in
ers, directors and auditors. han N Iyenger, all named son to be charged under the are in judicial custody. Management professor Anand Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira Wuhan, also rejected that it The US is the worst affect-
Sources in the agency said accused in the FIR, they said. Unlawful Activities (Prevention) NIA spokesperson and De- Teltumbde, and Jyoti Jagtap, in August 2018. emanated from a wet market ed country with over 7.6 mil-
in the central Chinese city lion cases and more than
from bats or pangolins before 2,12,000 deaths. China has

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Chinese foreign ministry
spokesperson Hua Chunying
told a media briefing that “the
reported 90,736 cases and
4,739 deaths due to Covid-19.
The WHO has given to Bei-
jing a list of global experts to
���������������� food security an instrument of the coronavirus pandem- ergency delivery service for coronavirus is a new kind of be sent to China to probe the
��������������� of peace. The head of the org- ic that has added to the hard- humanitarian aid. Officials virus as more and more facts origin of the coronavirus, Hong
anisation said his entire team ship already faced by millions said the unprecedented effort emerge as reports reveal, we Kong-based South China Morn-
The United Nations' World deserved the award. of people around the world. involved nearly 130 count- all know that the epidemic ing Postreported on Thursday.
Food Programme won the “I know I'm not deserving In 2019, 135 million people ries and was key in ensuring broke out in various places in The WHO is awaiting its
Nobel Peace Prize on Friday of an award like this, but all the suffered from acute hunger, the that aid for the pandemic kept the world at the end of last year, approval.
for its efforts to fight hunger men and women around the highest number in many years, flowing in addition to assistance while China was the first to In August, a two-member
in regions of conflict and hard- world in the World Food Pro- it said. Most of the increase was for other crises, like the drugs report the outbreak, identified team from theWHO, which vis-
ship around the globe. gramme and our partners caused by war and armed con- and vaccines needed to com- the pathogen and shared the ited China, completed the
From air-dropping food in who put their lives on the line flict. The coronavirus pan- bat other diseases. genome sequence with the groundwork for the probe into
South Sudan to creating an every day,” David Beasley told demic has contributed to a There was no shortage of world.” the animal source and reser-
emergency delivery service The Associated Press by phone strong upsurge in the number causes or candidates on this Hua's comments came in voirs of the Covid-19 which first
to keep aid flowing despite from Niger. Beasley said he of victims of hunger in the year's list, with 211 individu- response to US Secretary of State emerged inWuhan in Decem-
coronavirus travel restric- found out about the award from world. In total, WFP estimates als and 107 organisations no- Mike Pompeo's allegations of ber last year.
tions, the Rome-based organ- a WFP media officer who had that 690 million people suffer minated ahead of the 1•Feb- a cover-up by the ruling Com- Hua, while refuting Pom-
isation has long specialised in just been informed by the AP. some form of hunger in the ruary deadline. The award munist Party of China. The peo's charge of a cover-up, said
getting assistance to some of The organisation has long world today. The Nobel Com- comes with a gold medal and statement also came as the that Chinese scientists first
the world's most dangerous been headed by an American, mittee called on governments a 10-milion krona ($1.1 mil- World Health Organisation identified the person-to-per-
and precarious places. It pro- ����������������������������������������������������������� and US President Donald Tru- to ensure that WFP and other lion) cash prizethat is dwarfed (WHO) is gearing up to probe son transmission due to coro-
vided assistance to almost ������������������������������������������������������������� mp nominated the former aid organisations receive the by the funding that WFP req- the origin of the coronavirus. navirus on January 19. After
100 million people in 88 coun- �������������������������������������� Republican governor of South financial support necessary to uires for its work. So far in 2020, According to Johns Hopkins thorough research and inves-
tries last year. Carolina for the post in 2017. feed millions in countries such the organisation has received Coronavirus Resource Center, tigation, China closed Wuhan
“With this year's award, fer from or face the threat of nouncing the award in Oslo. The Nobel Committee said as Yemen, Congo, Nigeria, almost $6.4 billion in cash or the contagion has infected city to the outside world and
the (committee) wishes to hunger,” said Berit Reiss-An- TheWorld Food Programme that the problem of hunger has South Sudan and Burkina Faso. goods, with more than a third, over 36 million people and killed placed rigorous measures in
turn the eyes of the world to dersen,the chair of the Norwe- plays a key role in multilater- again become more acute in A logistics juggernaut, WFP over $2.7 billion, coming from more than 1 million across the isolatingWuhan city and Hubei
the millions of people who suf- gian Nobel Committee, an- al cooperation on making recent years, not least because this year created a global em- the United States. world. province, she said.
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The law and order situation in West Bengal is very alarming...
WEST BENGAL GOVERNOR JAGDEEP DHANKHAR
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Bengal law and ����������������������
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recovery of the carcass of the
tusker her officials worked
round the clock and arrest-
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order situation
Forest department officials ed all the nine accused in this Adani Foundation, the CSR
have arrested five persons connection. wing of Adani Dhamra
in connection with the “All the arrested appear Port, today extended edu-
poaching of tusker and recov- to be professionals. The cation support to two
ered the tusks from the jun- way they cut the tusks after daughters of late Shrad-
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With this the total arrest trained” said Sarangi. patna village of Jagula GP.
has gone up to eight .Earli- On September 30 these Shradhanjali Giri was asso-
er the officials arrested three poachers killed the eight year ciated with the Foundation
persons of Taptajharan vil- old tusker when it came in as a volunteer under the
lage and forwarded to court. contact with live electric project Fortune SuPoshan.
The poachers belonged to wire at Taptakharan jungle As a recognition of her
Pallhara and Barkote areas. .The carcass was found on dedicated contribution to
Deogarh DFO Khyama the next day after that for- Fortune SuPoshan Project,
Sarangi said that since the est officials swung into action. the Foundation granted
educational support to two
of her daughter Abhilipsa
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Sonakshi (1 & ½ yrs) till
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succumbed.
A 19 year old tribal youth of Incidentally it is not known
Kelua village in Kalahandi for which college he applied
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est Bengal Gov- ����������� his admission to a college. TRW department where
ernor Jagdeep ���������������������������� Sanjaya Majhi, had applied admission is free but 50% of
Dhankhar has ������������ ��� for admission to the Plus 2 col- seats are lying vacant as stu-
expressed The Governor touched leges and he asked money dents for exposure opting
unhappiness over the Trina- upon several subjects relat- from his father who told him outside colleges particularly
mul Congress-led state gov- ed to the law and order situ- to do so next year. His parents in Bhawanipatna and in Thua-
ernment for allegedly not ation in West Bengal, and left the house to the paddy mul Rampur there a private
following protocol after no questioned how democracy field. Sanjaya consumed pes- college where admission fee
state government official could be ensured and how free ticide. His sister was the first is also less (only Rs 2250)
turned up when he met fam- and fair elections can be con- examples of how he had to raise an alarm and he was where also seats lying vacant.
ily members of Indian Army ducted in the state. He also sought few clarifications from
man Bipul Roy, who made the highlighted “targeted killings, Nabanna. “I invoked Article
supreme sacrifice at Galwan doubts about freedom of the 266 and asked the CM; nobody ���������������������
Valley in Ladakh, in his village Press, the state government’s listens. I did not get a single
in Bindipara in Alipurduar dis- attitude with alleged politi- reply,” he said. ����������������������
trict. cal vendetta and a lack of good Mr Dhankhar also ��������������������
Mr Dhankhar and his wife, governance in West Bengal.” expressed doubts on the 'free-
Sudesh Dhankhar, were “The law and order situ- dom of Press' in West Bengal, A 13-year-old boy was playing a game on his mobile while
accompanied by Lieutenant ation in West Bengal is very categorically differentiating plugging it in for charge when it exploded.
General Anil Chauhan, the alarming,” Mr Dhankhar said, the positive role of journal- The incident took place in Paripada village . The boyidentified
Commander of the Eastern citing some incidents, includ- ists, and raised questions on as Manoj Kumar Sahoo sustained burn injuries and was admit-
Command of the Indian Army ing the recent arrest of a such freedom. ted to the district hospital.
and his wife Anupama group of people from Mur- He also pointed out how
Chauhan, to Roy’s house shidabad who were alleged- a Hindi daily interviewed
where they paid homage to ly associated with Al Qaeda him and later did not publish
the martyr, offered condo- and even Maoists. his interview. ����������������������������������
lences and expressed heart- “I am not concerned about On the Hill affairs after the ������������������������
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felt gratitude for his sacrifice politics and political attitude Union Home ministry called
in the line of duty. of the government, but I am a tripartite meeting in Delhi �����������������������������������
The Governor, on behalf concerned about governance on 7 October, where the state ���������������������������������������������
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of Raj Bhawan, handed over and rule of law,” the Gover- did not take part, Mr Dhankhar
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financial assistance of Rs 5.5 nor said, adding, “A rape inci- said: “Bharat badal raha hai.
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lakh each to Roy’s widow and dent is happening every hour India is changing under the
his mother. in Bengal.” leadership of Prime Minister �� ���� ������ ��������� ����������� �������� ������������� �������
“The Indian Army prides “All opposition parties Narendra Modi. When Arti- ����������� ����� ���� ��� ������� ������ ������� ��� ������� ����
itself on being a close knit fam- want free and fair polls in Ben- cle 370 has been abrogated ��������������������������������������
ily bound by camaraderie gal without violence,” he said, and Ram Temple issues have �� �������������� ���������������
and considers it as its bound- when he was asked to com- been sorted out, all issues will �� ������������ �������
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certificate to collector of
Sambalpur Subham Saxena
in presence of all senior offi-
cials of PHED including MK
Nanda SE, BD Mohanty EE
and others.
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remain valid up to 4 Octo-
ber, 2021,” informed Anup
Panda, the official from ISO.
It will be further extended to
4 October, 2023, Panda
added.
It is further learnt that
there is another bigger water
treatment plant in Bareipali
that is directly connected to
Hirakud dam reservoir for
water supply to major por-
tion of the city.
CMYK

03
Congress will raise issues like price rise, unemployment which is due to
the failure of the state government in Bengal rally...
CONGRESS STATE IN-CHARGE JITIN PRASADA
AS CONGRESS IS GEARING UP FOR A RALLY IN KOLKATA BHUBANESWAR, SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER 2020

THUMBNAILS
Bengal staring at tsunami BURNING ISSUE

of Covid-19 infections?
Dr Sukumar Mukherjee, member of the GAB set up by govt voiced these concerns
SUBHENDU MAITI aging other districts apart
KOLKATA, 9 OCTOBER – from Kolkata, Howrah, Hoogh-
ly, South and North 24 Par-

B
engal stares at the ganas. Massive awareness
prospect of a ‘Tsuna- campaign on using masks,
mi of Covid-19 infec- hand sanitization and social
tions’ after the Durga distancing during and after the
An artisan works on clay puja festival leading coron- festivals should be launched
sculptures of goddess avirus-affected patients with to fight the disease,” he added.
Durga at a workshop, moderate and severe symp- Different doctors’ bodies
ahead , in Siliguri on Fri-
toms to die at homes if prop- like Association of Health
day. �AFP
er precautionary measures day, Bengal has country. It had garnered world- Service Doctors (AHSD), West
are not taken immediately. recorded the highest spike wide appreciation after com- Bengal Doctors’ Forum etc
HC says pay back Vibgyor These fears were expressed in the number of 3556 Covid- mendable prevention and have already requested the
depositors: A Division by none other than Dr Suku- affected patients in a single control of the pandemic. But chief minister urging her to
Bench of Justice Joymalya mar Mukherjee, veteran gen- day since the end of March. the pandemic is getting worse take strong precautionary
Bagchi and Justice Jay Sen- eral medicine expert and a While speaking to The in Kerala after the Onam fes- measures during the festi-
gupta of Calcutta High prominent member of the Statesman Dr Mukherjee said tival there,” the veteran gen- vals to prevent the spread of
Court on Friday directed Global Advisory Board (GAB) today, “We are awaiting a eral medicine specialist said. the killer viral disease other-
that necessary arrange- formed by Mamata Banerjee ‘tsunami of Covid-19 infections “Serious Covid patients wise the healthcare system will
ments be made the deposi- government, to guide the lat- in our state immediately after are waiting to get a berth in collapse in the state.
tors in the Vibgyor group ter on how to fight the pan- the Durga Puja and it will be the critical care unit (CCU) in “The Covid situation in
of companies who had demic ravaging Bengal since very difficult to manage the a private hospital for two to our state is very alarming.
invested upto Rs 5,000 to the end of March. situation. The situation may three days nowadays. Just try Doctors and other medical staff
be given given back their There has been a regular lead patients with moderate to understand the situation like us who are getting exposed
investments through pro- surge in the number of Covid- and severe symptoms to die after the Puja when the situ- to coronavirus patients since
posed scheme of disburse- 19 affected cases and deaths at their homes if they don’t get ation will worsen. We on March are also feeling fatigued.
ments of Justice (retired) since last week raising eye- hospital care.” behalf of the GAB have briefed I don’t know how long we
S P Talukdar Committee brows of the medical com- “Political rallies, pre-Puja the chief minister everything will be able to attend patients,”
before Durga puja. The munity and state adminis- shopping and irresponsible urging her to arrange more ICU said Dr Rahul Jain, a critical
company which had a liabil- tration led by the chief min- crowd without following any facilities. We need at least care expert, who attends to
ity of about Rs 318 crores ister Miss Mamata Banerjee social distancing are aggra- 2000 ICU beds against the around 40 to 45 Covid patients
in the market had handed hardly two weeks ahead of vating the ‘tsunami of infec- existing 1200 only in both daily at Belle Vue Clinic.
over assets to the tune of Durga puja in the state. tions’ here in the state. All of government and private Around 50 doctors have
Rs 350 crores to the com- According to the daily bul- us have seen what is hap- healthcare facilities,” accord- succumbed to Covid infections
mittee. The compnay had letin released by the state pening in Kerala, a state with ing to Dr Mukherjee. so far in the state. BJP activists during a candle light rally protesting against TMC and police excesses on them in
ensured that payments health department on Thurs- the highest literacy rate in the “The pandemic is also rav- (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE) Kolkata on Friday. �BISWAJIT GHOSHAL
beyond Rs 5,000 will be
made from the sale pro-
ceeeds of the property.
Extremely ill depositors
can make pryaers to the
East-West Metro: Tunneling Allow public
performances:
ZSI compiles list of new species Ramnabagan
sanctuary
committee for prece-
dence, it was directed. SNS work till Sealdah station complete Hooghly
artists to DM
STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
KOLKATA, 9 OCTOBER
Insects outnumbered
other groups in gener- to get hyenas
STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) al and invertebrates, & wolves
Grandfather kills baby in KOLKATA, 9 OCTOBER: HOOGHLY,9 OCTOBER has compiled images and fish diversity is high
Kalna: A two year-old girl- information of about 360 with 38 new species BURDWAN, 9 OCTOBER
child was strangled to The city’s transportation land- The unorganised cultural new species, 4 subspecies and 5 new records.
death allegedly by her scape today achieved yet district artists today sat on and 4 fossil species as well as Ramnabagan wildlife
grandfather in Kalna town another milestone with the demonstration in front of the 116 species recorded for the sanctuary in Burdwan is
on Thursday night and completion of the East-bound DM office demanding per- first time from India into a nal diversity to the extent of all set to introduce hyenas and
after the accused fled the tunnel from Esplanade to mission and relaxation book called “Animal Discov- 1,02,161 species equivalent wolves in the sanctuary, said
town a complaint in this Sealdah Station. towards cultural perfor- eries 2019: New Species and to 6.52 per cent of the glob- state forest minister Rajib
regard was registered with The occasion was a reason mance in the public places. New Records” and 62 species al share. Banerjee.
the Kalna PS on Friday. to rejoice for Kolkata Metro Rail The artists claimed, for the of Skinks known from India The “Skinks of India” is the The minister said: “We
Sunil Mohali of Madhuban Corporation Limited (KMRCL) last seven months, all cultural belonging to 16 genera in first monograph on this group spoke with the Central Zoo
locality within Ward No: 12 as the entire stretch of the East- The Metro tunnel from Sealdah to Esplanade being completed public performances were “Skinks of India” that were of lizards, which are found in Authority (CZA) and there is
in Kolkata on Friday.� SNS
of Kalna Municipality area ward metro line from Salt stopped due to pandemic released by Babul Supriyo all kinds of habitats in the plan to introduce hyenas
had married his girlfriend Lake SectorV to Howrah Maid- breakthrough, the TBM Urvi hours instead of 122 services and lockdown. MoS for Environment, For- country, from the Himalayas and wolves which are com-
Puspa of the same locality an across the river Hooghly is will again be launched at running presently. However, with the ongo- est and Climate Change today. to the coasts and from dense mon animals in South Ben-
three years ago. The mar- now connected. Sealdah to complete the The additional metro ser- ing unlocks, many relax- Of the discoveries, 294 forests to the deserts. gal forests. Also, crocodiles
riage however didn't have According to KMRCL, the remaining stretch of 800m of vices will be started from 12 ations are being granted. species are invertebrates and This book also gives a and wild cats would be
the approval of Asraf – East-bound tunnel is 2.45km, the west-bound tunnel till October. About 64 services will CM Mamata Banerjee 74 are vertebrates. phylogenetic and biogeo- accommodated.”
Sunil’s father and he also passing below the existing Bowbazar. be run from 18 October had tweeted “To return to Insects outnumbered other graphical analysis of the dis- The minister further
had asked Sunil to drop north-south line at a depth of The German borer’s jour- between 10.10 am to 9.30 pm Normalcy, Jatras plays, OATs, groups in general and inver- tribution of these lizards in added, “We also have plans
Puspa and her daughter at 21 metres from ground level. ney till Sealdah Station was instead of 58 services being cinemas and all musical tebrates, fish diversity is high all 11 biogeographic zones of to erect a central park
her father’s place, alleged- The circular tunnel is 5.8m in full of challenges. It is said to run now. dances, recital and magic with 38 new species and 5 new India and a detailed account on one acre within the
ly, which however he internal diameter and is built have crossed 25 buildings in Coming Monday, the last shows shall be allowed to records. The biodiversity on the historical studies on sanctuary.”
refused to do. SNS with high grade concrete seg- severe condition and around metro will leave from both function with 50 partici- hotspots of India have once this group of lizards from The mini zoo within the
mental liners of 275 mm 670 structures. Meanwhile, the ends - Dum Dum and Kavi pants or less from 01 Octo- again proved as the never-end- the British era to the present Ramnabagan sanctuary
thickness. Special design was metro authorities decided to Subhash at 8.30 pm instead ber, subject to adherence to ing treasure house for species times. On the occasion, anoth- spread over 14.31 hectares
Puja grants: Two PILs filed made to provide adequate run 146 daily service from of 8.00 pm and from Noapara physical distancing norms, richness where several species er book named “Plant Dis- and the forest patch is under
in HC: Two Public Interest engineering protection against Monday to Saturday at an at 8.25 pm from Monday to wearing of masks and com- have been newly described. coveries, 2019” of Botanical the control of divisional
Litigations (PIL)s were any water ingress during the interval of 8 minutes in the Saturday and at 8.23 pm on pliance to precautionary The current discoveries Survey of India (BSI) was forest officer, Burdwan
filed in Calcutta High Court operational phase. After the morning and evening peak Sundays. protocols." SNS have updated the Indian fau- also released. (East). SNS
today and the petitioner in
both the cases is CITU
leader, Sourav Dutta. One
PIL challenged the decision Anandapur molestation case: SOCIAL DISTANCE? Sons rescue 81-yr-old
Cops file 150-page chargesheet
of the state government
to give a puja grant of Rs
50,000 to every Durga
Puja committee of the STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE said.
father, killed in cave-in
state, while the other PIL KOLKATA, 9 OCTOBER: The charge sheet also STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
challeneged the state's slapped charges under sec- BISHNUPUR, 9 OCTOBER
The house collapsed
decision to pay a sum of Rs Kolkata police today filed a tions 201(Giving false infor- and subsequently the
1,000 to the priests of the 150-page charge sheet against mation) and 212 ( harbour- Two middle-aged brothers pillars fell on them
state. SNS the Anandapur molestation ing offender) of the IPC died while rescuing their while they were try-
and assault case accused, against the woman alleged- father who got trapped under ing to bring out their
Abhishek Pandey, at Alipore ly molested and assaulted by debris following a collapse of
Custody fled arrested: Court today. the accused and later turned their two-storeyed mud house father from inside the
Police on Friday arrested The alleged victim, out to be an acquaintance of at a village in Bankura after house. The father
three of the four undertri- the woman, too was found the accused and was to marry midnight. however remained
als who had fled from cus- implicated as police slapped him. The fire brigade rescuers, unhurt.
tody in Siliguri on Thurs- charges against her in About 32 witnesses have the police and the locals
day. The four, who had the charge sheet submitted deposed in the case. managed to rescue the 81 in Bishnupur at 1:15 am today.
been arrested in connec- for deliberately “giving The charge sheet also year-old Anil Biswas, the Jhumki, Bikash’s daughter,
tion with thefts, had given false information and har- entails Nilanjana who had suf- trapped father of Santosh testified “My uncle made one
police the slip on Sevoke bouring offender, to the fered a grievous leg injury Biswas (56) and Bikash Biswas SOS call and vacated us. Then
Road in Siliguri as they police. when the accused ran her over (52). he accompanied by my father
were being taken in a vehi- The charge sheet was in a bid to flee the spot in his The mangled bodies of went to rescue grandfather and
cle to the Jalapaiguri filed under sections 307 car. Santosh and Bikash were both were buried as the entire
court. Two police consta- (attempt to murder), 354( The charge sheet notwith- recovered with the help of house caved in shortly.”
bles have also been 'closed assault and criminal force to standing, the investigation earth moving machines. The house was nearly 70
' for failing to perform outrage a woman’s modesty), into the case is yet to be over, The house collapsed and year-old but ill maintained,
their duties. Police said 323( punishment for volun- said an officer. subsequently the pillars fell according to the Fire Brigade
they first found Rakesh tarily causing hurt), Because the test identifi- on them while they were try- officials.
Mistry at Sevoke Road. 325(, same) 336( rash cation parade is still to be con- ing to bring out their father “The bodies of the broth-
Two more, Md Mksbul and and negligent act causing ducted and there could always from inside the house. The ers were sent for postmortem
Md Sultan, were picked up hurt or death), 279 ( rash remain a possibility to file sup- father however remained and we have initiated an
from Samarnagar. The driving) and 338 ( same as 336) plementary charge sheets unhurt. independent probe into the
search is on for the fourth of the Indian penal later in the case, said the The mishap occurred at incident,” said Priyobrata
one, Pranesh Adhikary. SNS code (IPC), a senior officer officer. Bus passengers crowding together without social distancing in Kolkata on Friday. ��ANAGHA BANIK
Supur village in Joypur PS area Bakshi, SDPO, Bishnupur.

Nocturnal area domination plan rolled out in Junglemahal Hit by Covid blues, Bengal
TIRTHANKAR MITRA
KOLKATA, 9 OCTOBER
ing reports that a handful of
these insurgents sneaking
through the jungles under
Kumar Hembram that Maoists
are active in and around the
jungles of Jhargram has set
ranks, if their previous modus
operandi is anything to go by.
The CIF's primary task is
its toes, a viewpoint not under-
scored by any major untoward
incident.
couple sells baby for `4,000
Even as chief minister, Mama- cover of darkness and dis- alarm bells ringing. to "cleanse" the forests lest Stretched over parts of the INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE Later the uncle of the ed from Harijon Pally area in
ta Banerjee left Jhargram after rupting normalcy. Such ‘domination’ deploy- Maoists set up base. The districts of Midnapore(West), KOLKATA, 9OCTOBER
infant managed Rs the district. Police said later
cautioning the men in uniform Days before the chief min- ing Counter Insurgency forests have to be made out Purulia and Bankura, the the uncle of the infant some-
to preempt a return of Maoists, ister's visit, handwritten posters Force(CIF) personnel of the of bounds for them as other- forested terrain of Junglema- Parents of an eight-months- 4,000 and got her how managed Rs 4,000 and got
decks are being cleared to of CPI(Maoist) put up at state government is likely to wise ", brainwashing" of the hal was a secure base of old girl child sold her off for back from the person her back home on Thursday
implement a plan to ensure Belpahari area of Jhargram, begin at dusk and continue till local populace will follow, a Maoists who shot political just Rs 4,000 in West Bengal's she was sold to from the person she was sold
domination of the forested once a hotbed of insurgency sunrise when free movement senior officer requesting opponents and escaped to Midnapore district due to to. He handed over the baby
areas of Junglemahal after are pointers to a renewed of the Maoists would be dif- anonymity said. their jungle hideouts during severe monetary crisis amid ed livelihood opportunity cri- to the officials of state child
dark. bid of Left Wing Extrem- ficult sans the cover of dark- The death of top Maoist the later years of Left Front dis- the continuing pandemic that sis with repeated lockdowns welfare department.
Though the Maoists pres- ists(LWE) making their pres- ness. leader, Kishenji in an encounter pensation. hit the nation eight months since March. After necessary medical
ence had been scotched ever ence felt. Apart from reports Once the Maoists dig in at Burishol in November 2011 A clutch of development back, police said. During the interrogation tests, the baby was kept in
since the Trinamul Congress of state intelligence agencies their heels in the forests, marked the beginning of a long projects of the Trinamul Con- Police said preliminary the parents admitted that it Vidyasagar Girl's Home in
dispensation assumed office, that LWE activists are seeking familiar territory to them, it lull in the activities of LWE in gress government coupled investigation suggested that became really difficult for Midnapore town. Later, the
the plan chalked out for ‘area to regain lost ground in Jhar- is apprehended that they will Junglemahal. But some senior with sustained CIF opera- the family was dealing with them to make both ends meet officials of Kotwali police sta-
domination’ seeks to keep gram, an assertion from a venture into the nearby villages officers are of the view that ever tions turned out to be a long acute poverty during the owing to almost no-income. tion took the parents into
them on the run after receiv- BJP MP from Jharkhand, for provisions and swell their since the CIF has not been on haul to restore normalcy. Covid-19 outbreak that start- The incident was report- custody for interrogation.

CMYK
04
Rahul Gandhi created a facade of being a supporter of farmers’ rights but
was exposed, as he conducted the protest sitting on a sofa atop a tractor.
MADHYA PRADESH CHIEF MINISTER SHIVRAJ SINGH CHOUHAN
BHUBANESWAR, SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER 2020 ACCUSING CONGRESS LEADER RAHUL GANDHI OF MAKING A MOCKERY OF A PROTEST FOR FARMERS’ RIGHTS

MLA’s intercaste
wedding: Madras Priest dies after Farm Laws : AAP demands all party meet
HC rules out STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE by deputy Leader of Opposition (Amarinder) should bear in with farmer organisations as well
abduction
CHENNAI, 9 OCTOBER
being attacked by CHANDIGARH, 9 OCTOBER

Even as the CM is yet to set a


deadline for convening a spe-
Bibi Sarabjit Kaur Manuke, the
AAP MLAs said the special
Assembly session be convened
so that the farmers, and other
mind that they would no longer
fall to his political maneuvers.
The AAP MLAs said farmers,
farm laborers, book-keepers,
as all other stakeholders to
come out with a solution which
was acceptable to all. In a state-
ment, the SAD president said
The state of Tamil Nadu,
infamous for casteism and
caste-related violence, is in
the news again.
land grabbers
Rajasthan CM condemns the act, main accused has been arrested
cial session of Punjab Assem-
bly against the new farm laws,
the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on
Friday demanded Amarinder
all sections could be saved
from ruining.
Addressing the ‘dharna’
Manuke alleged Amarinder
‘arhtiyas’, transporters, small
shopkeepers are fighting a big
battle for survival.
The AAP leaders alleged
“farmer organisations have
rightly rejected the secretary level
talks offered by the Union agri-
cultural ministry as a bureau-
The affair and subsequent Singh to call an all party meet- had played a pivotal role in clear- Amarinder Singh along with crat cannot offer anything on
wedding of Kallakkurichi PRESS TRUST OF INDIA gress rule. ing on the issue and convene ing the passage for the three anti- Akali Dal’s Badals and BJP’s the table and had called the farm
MLA Prabhu, a Dalit, with a JAIPUR, 9 OCTOBER The main accused, “There is no fear of law the session before 15 October. farmers Agriculture Ordinances Modi, under a deep conspira- leaders only to explain the cen-
Brahmin girl, has now turned Kailash Meena wanted among criminals who are MLAs belonging to AAP brought in by the Narendra cy, were trying to mislead the tre’s point of view,”.

A
into a legal battle with the girl's priest died after being to encroach upon the roaming freely under Congress staged a dharna (sit-in) out- Modi-led government which farmers and other sections of Madhya Pradesh CM Shiv-
parents approaching the set on fire allegedly by temple land rule. People are living in fear side the Assembly to make was aimed at ruining the farm- society to derail the ongoing raj Singh Chouhan today
Madras High court with a five people who want- while criminals have no fear. these two demands. They said ing fraternity, besides demol- farmers’ struggle across the state. accused Congress leader Rahul
habeas corpus petition. ed to encroach on This is the situation when the Amarinder Singh should imme- ishing the federal structure of Meanwhile, Shiromani Akali Gandhi of making a mockery
But Madras High Court on temple land in Rajasthan's bers on Friday. chief minister himself is hold- diately convene an all-party the country. She accused the CM Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir of a protest for farmers’ rights,
Friday allowed Kallakurichi Karauli district, police said on The chief minister termed ing the home portfolio,” BJP meeting, in which representa- of misleading the gullible peo- Singh Badal on Friday urged PM and said that Gandhi did not
MLA Prabhu to leave with his Friday. the incident extremely unfor- state president Satish Poonia tives farmers' organisations, ple of Punjab, especially the Narendra Modi to address the even know whether onions
wife Soundharya, after she was Chief minister Ashok tunate and condemnable, told reporters. farm experts and other stake- farmers, by holding pseudo grievances of the farming com- grew above the ground or
produced before the bench. Gehlot condemned the inci- and said the guilty would not Poonia also formed a three- holders should be invited. Led rallies, saying that he munity by holding direct talks beneath.
The court ruled that the dent and said that the main be spared. member committee which
19-year-old woman is an accused has been arrested, “The Rajasthan govern- will visit Sapotra.

351 arrested for human


adult who has willingly cho- while the opposition BJP ment is with the grieving “The fact-finding com-
sen to marry the 35-year- attacked the government say- family. The main accused in mittee comprises Jaipur MP
old legislator and that the case ing the law and order has the incident has been arrest- Ramcharan Bohra, party's
of abduction filed by her
father does not hold.
The court on Thursday
deteriorated and people are
under fear in the state.
The incident occurred on
ed and action is being taken.
The guilty will not be spared,”
Gehlot tweeted in Hindi.
national secretary and former
MLA Alka Gurjar and former
state president of Bhartiya
trafficking in Haryana
directed the respective police Wednesday in Bukna village Such acts have no place in Janta Yuva Morcha Jitendra STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE end to immigration frauds in
to produce Soundarya, the where five accused caught the a civilised society, he said. Meena. The committee will CHANDIGARH, 9 OCTOBER the state. The SIT headed by an
wife of Prabhu after the girl’s priest Babu Lal Vaishnav near BJP leaders in New Delhi, visit Sapotra and submit a Inspector General of Police
father moved petition. an agriculture farm and set him including Union minister report to the state president,” After the US government deport- Bharti Arora includes six other
A temple priest and on fire after pouring petrol on Prakash Javadekar, cited the BJP spokesperson and MLA ed more than 70 residents of IPS officers Nazneen Bhasin,
AIADMK party member S him. ghastly murder to attack the Ramlal Sharma said. Haryana in May for having ille- Rahul Sharma, Himanshu Garg,
Swaminathan had He was admitted in a cru- Congress over the recent Condemning the incident, gally migrated to the United Lokendra Singh, Shashank
approached the Madras High cial condition to SMS hospi- crimes, including rapes, in the former chief minister Vasund- States from its border with Kumar and Mohit Handa. This
Court on Monday alleging that tal in Jaipur where he died on western state. hara Raje said in a statement Mexico, 351 persons have been team is probing cases pertain-
his daughter had been abduct- Thursday night. Taking a swipe at Con- that the way the crime graph arrested for human traffick- ing to fraud, worth lakhs com-
ed by the Dalit MLA and was “The main accused, Kailash gress leader Rahul Gandhi, is rising in the state, it is clear ing and immigration fraud. mitted against youth on the pre-
forced to marry him. He fur- Meena, has been arrested, Javadekar said, “Instead of that no woman, child, elder- Haryana home minister, text of sending them abroad.
ther stated in his petition while another accused was going to different places on ly person or Dalit is safe in the Anil Vij on Friday said 370 FIRs “There are several such
that he was threatened by the rounded up,” Superinten- political tourism, he should state. have been registered for immi- fraudsters in the state who
MLA's family when he ques- dent of Police, Karauli, Mridul take cognizance of heinous “The Congress govern- gration fraud and for sending were sending youth by illegal
tioned and filed the petition Kachhawa, said. crimes against women and ment of the state should now people abroad through illegal means to countries like Amer-
asking for his daughter to be The SP said a case of apologise to the people of wake up from slumber and get means. The police have arrest- ica, Malaysia, Mexico, Dubai etc.
produced before the court. attempt to murder was reg- Rajasthan that their govern- the family justice by strictly ed 351 persons in this regard There are a total of 421 people
No. A-35014/01/2020-CHS-V
The two-member bench istered at Sapotra police sta- ment has failed.” punishing the culprits,” she and have recovered a cash from Haryana who have been
of Justices MM Sundresh tion and it was converted Action should be taken said. Rajasthan Congress chief amount of Rs 1.04 crore from sent back to India by the gov- GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
and D Krishnakumar issued into a murder case after the against the culprits, he said. Govind Singh Dotasra said the their possession. ernments of these countries,” Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
the instructions to the pub- death of the priest. “Law and order in police have already caught the As most of the 76 Haryana Vij said. The minister said the (CHS Division)
lic prosecutor based on the The accused wanted to Rajasthan has gone for a toss,” main accused. residents who were deported Special Research Team has Room No. 752, A-Wing
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi-110011
plea. encroach upon the land of the the minister alleged refer- Vaishnav's family members from the US were victims of received 646 complaints in the
Applications are invited for filling up of various posts in the Teaching, Non-Teaching,
Soundharya came to court temple, the police said. ring to the Karauli incident. have demanded action against human trafficking, a ‘Special past four months, of which Public Health and GDMO Sub cadres of Central Health Service under the Ministry of
with her husband and told the Deputy Superintendent The BJP leaders in the the SHO, investigation by a Investigation Team’ (SIT) has 370 complaints have been filed Health & Family Welfare at various CGHS Clinics / Institutes on deputation basis
bench that she is an adult and of Police Kaila Devi, Mahaveer state charged that the law deputy SP rank official, com- been constituted at the state- and 276 complaints have been from amongst the officers holding analogous posts under Central Government
(including Ministries of Railways and Defence) or State Governments or Union
nobody compelled her to Prasad, said that the body was and order situation has wors- pensation and government job level which will monitor and sent to their concerned districts Territories and by Short Term Contract from the suitable officers holding analogous
get married. SNS handed over to family mem- ened in the state under Con- for a family member. investigate such cases to put an for investigation. posts under the statutory bodies, autonomous bodies, semi-Govt. organisations, uni-
versities or recognized Research Institutions under Central / State Governments.
2. The details of posts proposed to be filled, eligibility criteria and desirable
qualifications / experience etc. can be viewed in the Ministry’s

KCR’s daughter contests bypolls, website: https://www.mohfw.gov.in


3. Applications of suitable officers, who can be released in the event of their

BJP says TRS using money power


selection, may be forwarded through proper channel in the prescribed proforma
to Under Secretary (CHS-V), Room No. 752, A-Wing, Ministry of Health & Family
I, SMT. Saraswati Rani Welfare, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 within forty-five days from the date
Paul, spouse of No. JC- of publication of the advertisement in the Employment News. Advance copies of
748107-Y Rank Ex Sub name the applications will not be entertained. Applications received after the last date
late Bhagirath Pal, resident STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE be counted on 12 October. Reddy. or without requisite documents or otherwise found incomplete will not be consid-
of Vill.: Rathgara, P.O.: ered.
UNIVERSITY OF Pathai, Dist.: Birbhum IT IS notified for the infor- HYDERABAD, 9 OCTOBER Around 24 voters have test- Although BJP holds the Sarita Nair
I, KANCHNA Kumari, (W.B.), Pin-731234 have mation that my Original
NORTH BENGAL spouse of JC-669549W ed positive and Election MP seat most of the local Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
change my name from Smt. Qualifying Examination
P.O.: NBU
Sub/Clk Hari Nibasam, Saraswati Rani Paul to Certificate-cum-Marksheet After the debacle in Lok Commission allowed them bodies are controlled by TRS Tel # 2306 3068
resident of Vill.: Satlakha, davp 17101/11/0012/2021
Dist.: Darjeeling-734013 P.O.: Rahika, Dist.:
Saraswati Pal, vide affidavit of 10th of year 2017, Roll No. Sabha election last year K to cast votes either through and its ally AIMIM also has
dated 25.09.2020 before the 6107977 issued by CBSE has
B.SC. (HONOURS) Madhubani, State: Bihar, Executive Magistrate, Suri. been actually damaged.
Kavitha Rao, the daughter postal ballots or supplied a strong presence which is
ADMISSION PIN-847238, have changed
NOTIFICATION Sangram Keshari of Telangana CM K Chan- PPE to come and cast their likely to work in favour of
my name from Kanchna I AM MD. Mudassar Nazar Nayak, near Omkarnath
Online applications are Kumari to Kanchana Laskar, S/o. Md. Abdul Temple, Kopanda, Jajpur
drasekhar Rao is out to votes between 4 p.m. and Kavitha Rao.
invited for admission to Sharma, vide affidavit secure her lost prestige 5 p.m. However, local BJP Meanwhile, days after
the first Semester of 3 Wodud, Vill.: Paltadanga, Road, Jajpur-755019,
dated 05 Oct., 20 before
years B.Sc. (Honours) in the Notary Public at
P.O.: Sondalia, P.S.: Shasan, Mob.: 8327778972. through MLC election from MP Arvind Dharmapudi Andhra Pradesh chief min-
Anthropology Course for N 24 Pgs., declare that in my
Siliguri. Nizamabad, voting for alleged Covid protocols ister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
the Session 2020-21 from all my education certificate, ALL
13.10.2020 to 14.10.2020 Votar I.D., Aadhaar, PAN, which was held today were violated. He also met Punjab National Bank
(please visit our website: I, URMI Purkayastha by Passport, OBC, Ration Card CLASSIFIED though her arch rival and alleged “Money flowed like officials in New Delhi dur-
the affidavit of Serampore my father’s name has
https://www.nbu.ac.in
Executive Magistrate on recorded as Md. Abdul Odut ARE local BJP MP Arvind water” in this election. ing his last visit to meet the
for details of online
Admission procedure). 13.07.16 declare that Urmi
Purkayastha, Urmi Saha,
Laskar & Md. Abdul Odut. By
Judicial Magistrate (1st
CARRIED Dharmapuri alleged the It was Dharmapuri who Prime Minister CBI booked
Registrar ruling TRS has used money had defeated the sitting rebel party MP Raghu
University of Urmi Saha Purkayastha & class) at Barasat Court vide FREE OF COST
North Bengal Urmi Purkayastha Saha, affidavit (Sl. No.- 3615) on
ON OUR to garner support for her. MP K Kavitha Rao in the Lok Ramakrishna Raju and con-
W/o. Somnath Saha is the 14.02.2020 I have declared
Advt. No.: 332/R-2020
same & one identical that my father’s actual WEBSITE The polling for the bypoll Sabha elections from ducted raids at his property
Date: 10.10.2020
person. name is Md. Abdul Wodud. for Nizamabad Local Bod- Nizamabad seat. in connection with a fraud
ies Constituency passed However, this time TRS case involving the bank. The
off peacefully with 823 out has considered the MLC loan default is worth about
of total 824 votes polled. The election as prestige fight as Rs 826.17 crore.
polling was conducted with even the TRS working pres- The agency held raids at
strict adherence to the ident Rao’s brother KT 11 locations including
guidelines issued in view of Rama Rao has seen to it that Hyderabad, Mumbai and
KOLKATA CHANDIGARH RAIPUR & CHATTISGARGH
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Statesman House, SCO 56-57 (First Floor) Mr. Manish Saluja with only those wearing weight behind the candi- and daughter too have
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Himachal Pradesh Mental he said. Date: 08-10-2020
05
The real danger to India isn't that our PM doesn't understand. It's
the fact that nobody around him has the guts to tell him.

CONGRESS LEADER RAHUL GANDHI


TAKING A DIG AT PM NARENDRA MODI ON HIS WIND TURBINES SUGGESTION
BHUBANESWAR, SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER 2020

Jammu and Kashmir


THUMBNAILS
Ram Vilas Paswan to be HC directs CBI probe in
Roshni Land scam
accorded state funeral
Paswan’s mortal remains to be flown to Patna for his funeral, Ravi Shankar Prasad to represent Central govt
STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, 9 OCTOBER.
for constructing hydroelec-
tric power projects in J&K and
hence the name was “Rosh-
In a major development, the ni”. However, the collection
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA multi-crore Roshni Land was very small.
NEW DELHI, 9 OCTOBER
Athawale sole representative of NDA scam in which top politi-
cians, bureaucrats and influ-
The Act provided transfer
of ownership rights of state

U
nion Minister Ram ential people were allowed to land to its occupants, subject
Vilas Paswan would
be accorded a state
allies in Modi govt after Paswan's demise grab prime lands at throwaway
price was on Friday transferred
to the payment of a cost, as
determined by the govern-
funeral, and Law PRESS TRUST OF INDIA ti Party) were from the BJP- 2019. by the J&K High Court to the ment. It was expected that
and IT Minister Ravi Shankar NEW DELHI, 9 OCTOBER led NDA alliance in the Following the resigna- CBI for indepth probe. state government would earn
Prasad would represent the Union Cabinet when the tions of Sawant and Badal and The order was issued by a Rs 25,000 crore by transfer-
Central government at the Following the death of LJP Modi 2.0 government the death of Paswan, there division bench consisting of ring 250000 acres of state
Resident doctors and nurs- ceremony in Patna, an official leader and Union minister returned to power in 2019 fol- are 21 Cabinet ministers. Chief Justice Gita Mittal and land to existing occupants at
ing staff of the govern-
statement and sources said on Ram Vilas Paswan, Ramdas lowing Lok Sabha elections. With the recent death of Justice Rajesh Bindal. The market rates. Several amend-
ment-run Hindu Rao Hos-
pital hold placards during a
Friday. Athawale of Republican Party While the Shiv Sena quit Minister of State for Railways court had earlier reserved ments made in the Act from
demonstration demanding Paswan (74) died at a pri- of India (RPI) is the lone the NDA in late 2019, SAD Suresh Angadi, the number the judgment on an appli- time to time to benefit influ-
for their salaries to be paid vate hospital here on Thurs- member from the BJP allies left the alliance recently over of ministers of state has also cation seeking CBI probe ential persons.
on time, in New Delhi on day evening after recently in the NDA government at farm bills. come down to 23. into the infamous Roshni Initially the cutoff during
Friday. � AFP undergoing a heart surgery. the Centre. Another key NDA ally, As per the Constitution, land scam in which top big- the Farooq Abdullah gov-
The funeral is likely to take However, there is no rep- the JD (U) had kept itself out the total number of Union wigs were allegedly involved. ernment was 1990. In 2005,
place in Patna on Saturday. His resentation from BJP allies of the government. ministers, including the The Public Interest Liti- Mufti Sayeed’s PDP-Congress
SC on CLAT: The Supreme mortal remains would be Ramvilas Paswan, Union Min- in the Union Cabinet. Besides Prime Minister Prime Minister shall not gation (PIL) into the scam was coalition government relaxed
Court on Friday refused to flown to Patna in a special air- ister for Consumer Affairs, Athawale is Minister of State Modi, a total of 57 ministers exceed 15 per cent of the total filed by a senior lawyer Sheikh the cutoff year to 2004. Dur-
either cancel the Common craft, the sources said. Food and Public Distribu- for Social Justice and Empow- -- 24 Cabinet, nine Ministers number of members in the Shakeel Ahmad on behalf of ing the Congress tenure of
Law Admission Test (CLAT)- At a specially convened tion. In his passing away, the erment. of State (with Independent Lok Sabha. Professor SK Bhalla in 2011 Ghulam Nabi Azad, the cut-
2020 or stay the coun- meeting of the Union Cabinet nation has lost an eminent Arvind Sawant (Shiv Sena), charge) and 24 Ministers of PM Narendra Modi can and it is almost after ten off was relaxed further to
selling process and asked this morning, it was decided leader, a distinguished par- Harsimrat Kaur Badal (Shi- State -- had taken oath as have as many as 80 minis- years of twists and turns that 2007.
the five candidates, who that Prasad would represent liamentarian and an able romani Akali Dal) and Ram members of the Union Coun- ters in the 543-member Lok the High Court has ordered Advocate Ankur Sharma,
were seeking quashing of the government of India and administrator.” Vilas Paswan (Lok Janshak- cil of Ministers on May 30, Sabha. the CBI to investigate the during the course of pro-
the exam alleging technical the Union Council of Minis- “The Cabinet extends its scam. ceedings sought transfer of the
glitches, to give their ters at the funeral of the vet- heartfelt condolences to the The court ordered that case to the CBI as the Anti-
grievances within two eran leader, they said. bereaved family on behalf of Bihar and enjoyed strong minister for labour and wel- fertilisers and minister of the CBI will constitute a spe- Corruption Bureau (ACB)
days to the redressal The Cabinet condoled the the Government and the entire mass support. He was elect- fare. In 1996, he became the steel. cial team headed by an offi- was going slow in the inves-
committee. PTI demise of the Minister for nation,” it added. ed to the Bihar Legislative minister for railways and con- He was elected to the 16th cer of the rank of SP to probe tigation. “The conduct of
Consumer Affairs, Food and Born on July 5, 1946, in Sha- Assembly in 1969 as a mem- tinued to hold the post till 1998. Lok Sabha in 2014 and served the scam and file the status ACB is “suspect” and we can’t
Public Distribution and harbanni in Bihar's Khagaria ber of the Samyukta Socialist He later served as the min- as the minister of consumer report in the court after every have suspects investigating
Gold smuggling case: Ker- observed a two-minute silence district, Paswan was educat- Party. ister for communications affairs, food and public dis- eight weeks. the suspects”, he further sub-
ala chief minister's former in his memory, according to ed at Kosi College, Khagaria Thereafter, he was elected from October 1999 to Sep- tribution. In 2019, he was The court also ordered mitted, adding “since bene-
principal secretary M Siva- the statement. and Patna University. He as a member of the sixth Lok tember 2001, when he was elected to Rajya Sabha and con- the chief secretary, revenue ficiaries include Ministers,
sankar on Friday appeared “The Cabinet approved a obtained degrees in Master of Sabha from Hajipur con- made the minister of coal tinued as the minister of con- secretary and divisional com- politicians, IAS and KAS offi-
before the Customs, inves- state funeral to be accorded Arts (MA) and Bachelor of stituency in 1977 with a record and mines, a portfolio he held sumer affairs, food and pub- missioners of Jammu and cers, the ability of the ACB is
tigating the Kerala gold for Shri Ramvilas Paswan,” the Law (LLB). He was also con- margin. He was re-elected to till April 2002. lic distribution. Kashmir valley to submit the crippled from within,” he
smuggling case for interro- statement said. ferred the Degree of D.Litt. the seventh Lok Sabha in 1980 After the 2004 Lok Sabha Paswan was considered relevant record to the CBI with- claimed.
gation. The interrogation The Cabinet also passed a (Honoris Causa) by Bundelk- and the eighth in 1984. elections, Paswan joined the the voice of the oppressed and out any delay. While referring to CAG’s
which started at 11 a.m. resolution which said, “The hand University, Jhansi. Paswan was re-elected to United Progressive Alliance always championed the cause The court took a serious Report of 2014, he submitted
on Friday, lasted till Cabinet expresses profound Paswan was one of the the ninth Lok Sabha in 1989 government and was made the of marginalised sections of the view on the reported more that an estimated loss of Rs
around 10 in the night. SNS sorrow at the sad demise of Shri most popular leaders from and appointed as the Union minister of chemicals and society, the resolution said. than 2,50,000 acre of gov- 25,000 crore has been caused
ernment land under illegal to the J&K exchequer by crim-
occupation in J&K. inal and wrongful imple-

Lalu gets bail in Death of Dalit leader Paswan brings BJP leader’s car hit by The investigating agency
of J&K had been going slow
in investigating the scam and
mentation of the Roshni Act.
“Given its nature and quan-
tum, Roshni scam is unprece-
Chaibasa case truck; alleges murder bid
RANCHI, 9 OCTOBER
element of uncertainty in Bihar polls out of 17 FIRs filed in the mat-
ter; challan was presented in
the court in only two cases.
dented in the history of J&K
and finds no parallel in mod-
ern democracies as such CBI
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA fire over a range of issues. to sour its relationship with STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE on Thursday. The car was The Roshni Act was formed enquiry is imperative”, he
The Jharkhand High Court on NEW DELHI, 9 OCTOBER Only on Thursday, hours his party, now being helmed by THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, damaged in the rear, how- on the plea to earn revenue further said.
Friday granted bail to RJD before Ram Vilas Paswan his son, who is also an ardent 9 OCTOBER ever,Abdullakutty escaped
chief Lalu Prasad in a fodder The death of Union minister breathed his last, the LJP had pro-Modi voice. unhurt.
scam case related to Chaibasa Ram Vilas Paswan introduced released a letter his son had writ- Chirag Paswan, serving a sec- BJP national vice president "Initially when we
treasury, observing that he has another element of uncertain- ten to BJP president J P Nadda ond term from Jamui, has AP Abdullakutty's car was hit stopped at a restaurant few
served half of the five-year ty in the Bihar Assembly poll in which he had accused Kumar already announced that his by a truck in Malappuram on people verbally abusedus.
sentence awarded to him. matrix after his Lok Janshakti of “insulting” his father and party will contest on all the seats Thursday night, while he was Later our vehicle was chased
The case pertains to fraud- Party’s decision to fight the claimed that there is a “wave” where the JD(U) is in con- on his way to Kannur from by another vehicle and hit
ulent withdrawal amounting election independently had of disaffection against him tention but not against the BJP. Thiruvananthapuram. Abdul- by a truck. I have filed a com-
to Rs 33.67 crore from the already opened up the race. among voters in Bihar. The The JD(U) and the BJP had lakutty alleged that the inci- plaint," Abdullakutty said
Chaibasa treasury in undivid- Political watchers believe JD(U) chose not to react to the announced that they will fight dent was an attempt to mur- The police have said that
ed Bihar, when Prasad was the that a lot will depend on how allegations. The death of the 74- on 122 and 121 seats in the polls der him. two cases have been regis-
chief minister. The leader, how- LJP’s core Dalit voters relate with year-old leader, who was iden- to the 243-seat Assembly. The The BJP leader has alleged tered ~ one regarding the
ever, will have to remain in jail his son and political heir Chi- tified with the state's Dalits for JD(U) has given seven of its seats that he was verbally abused accident and the other for
as he is serving time in anoth- rag Paswan at a time when the over five decades, so near the to former CM Jitan Ram Man- by a group of people at a threatening and verbal abuse,
er case related to Dumka trea- demise of his father is bound polls will mean that none of the jhi’s party and the BJP has given restaurant at Veliancode in and that the truck driver
sury, which involves embez- to trigger sympathy among LJP’s rivals will like to attack the 11 from its quota to Vikassheel Malappuram district and his has been arrested. Police
zlement of around Rs 3.13 them. A Bihar leader, who did party and its young president. Insaan Party. Since its found- car was later hit near Ran- said a detailed probe will be
crore. Justice Aparesh Kumar not wish to be named, said the The LJP has been projecting ing in 2000, the LJP has contested dathani by a truck at 10 p.m. held into the two incidents.
Singh asked Yadav to submit lack of any rival young Dalit itself as a post-poll BJP ally the Bihar Assembly twice with-
two personal bonds of Rs 50,000 leader with state-wide visibil- and a strong supporter of Prime out entering into an alliance with
each and deposit a penalty of ity may help the 37-year-old Lok Minister Narendra Modi while a bigger party and fetched more
Rs 2 lakh to secure bail. Sabha MP, also the LJP president. training its guns on the JD(U), than 11 per cent votes.
The court also sought “Much will depend on how the saffron party’s ally in the three The LJP is relying on its tra-
Prasad’s medical report from Chirag Paswan positions him- phase elections starting from ditional formula of backing
authorities of Rajendra Insti- self. His father had a grass- 28 October. Though the BJP has influential upper caste candi-
tute of Medical Sciences in roots appeal and spoke the maintained its faith in Kumar’s dates besides those from its tra-
Ranchi, where he is undergo- lingo of the masses. They will leadership, it will be now dou- ditional voters in a large num-
ing treatment for various ail- now pay more attention to him bly cautious in going after the ber of seats. The party is bank-
ments, and details of everyone than ever,” he said. LJP as the PM often trusted Ram ing on anti-Nitish Kumar vot-
he has met since his admission One party which will be Vilas Paswan to voice his gov- ers, including those who have
to the hospital. Lawyer Kapil wary of any likely impact of the ernment’s views, at times even traditionally voted for the NDA
Sibal, along with advocate veteran Dalit leader’s death on informally, over Dalit issues. despite their reservations with
Devarshi Mandal, pleaded bail its fortune is chief minister The BJP leadership had cul- the CM. The death of its pop-
for Lalu as he has completed Nitish Kumar-led JD(U), which tivated him as a trusted ally over ular founder has made things
serving half the jail term. PTI was already in the line of LJP's the years, and it may not like trickier for all concerned.

Poor performance of the MNREGA


triggers reverse migration, says study
MANOJ CHAURASIA budgetary allocations, migrants In Bihar, the study was con- istering this scheme.
PATNA, 9 OCTOBER are getting into debt bondage ducted in various districts, such According to the research,
and children are at high risk of as Sitamarhi, Gaya, Rohtas, due to poor financial conditions,
Even as the Nitish Kumar gov- child labour. East Cahmparan, West Cham- almost all families have taken
ernment claims to be working The study said only 20-50% paran, Muzaffarpur, Purnia, loans from SHGs or local money
hard to provide job opportunities job card holders have been Katihar, Kishanganj, Araria, lenders, relatives or others often
to over three million migrant able to access MGNREGA work Saharsa, Khagaria, Begusarai, on high interest rates and this
workers who returned homes which is leading to distress Nawada and Nalanda where has put additional burden on
after being left jobless due to migration. “In Bihar, in most huge number of migrant work- them due to no earnings.
Corona-induced lockdown, the locations only 50 per cent of fam- ers have returned after lockdown. Nothing better remains the
ground situation in Bihar ilies have job cards and those “The payment rates under condition of returnee migrants
remains very alarming. who don’t have them, are not MNREGA are substantially less in districts like Gaya and Rohtas
According to a study con- interested in getting them issued than the market rates. Sec- where the study was conduct-
ducted by a group of Non-Prof- because of their previous expe- ondly, contrary to the market, ed by Centre DIRECT, another
it Organisations, the Mahatma rience of non-payment or delay payments are not prompt and prominent NGO working in
Gandhi National Rural Employ- in payment. In Uttar Pradesh, faultless. The job cards remain the state. The area comprises
ment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) even in areas where job card with the PRIs (Panchayati Raj 35 per cent of migrant popu-
has failed to serve purposes to holders are significantly high, Institutions) and Rozgar Sevaks lation households of which 25
the returnee migrants so far. The job allocation is very low. In both who often misuse them. There per cent of them came back
study was conducted last month the states, communities are is no work on demand as max- home during the lockdown.
in twin states of Bihar and Uttar dependent on verbal requests imum work is done by machin- Out of that, 62 per cent of them
Pradesh. According to the study, for job demand which cause a ery and whatever is left, is allot- went back to their old desti-
although the government has lacuna for corruption,” the ted to the labourers known to nations over the last one month
increased MNREGA allocation, study said. the PRI heads,” said the study “Only 15 per cent of MGN-
this is not reaching those most The study added that the conducted in Sitamarhi dis- REGA card holders received
in need. The major factors com- migrants are at high risk of trict by Adithi, an NGO. It said work so those who had gone
ing on the way, according to the debt bondage and trafficking despite all the hype about back to their home towns dur-
study, are corruption, delay in because in all locations, a sig- MNREGA in these trying times, ing lockdown are again migrat-
non-payment of remunera- nificant number of families it has been able to make only ing significantly due to poor per-
tion, low job allocation, and loans have taken loans from non-insti- a marginal dent on the vul- formance of the MNREGA
that the community has taken tutional credit sources. It is nerability of the target groups. scheme. This is affecting the SC,
from non-institutional sources. foreseen that if they are unable A majority of needy persons have ST and Dalit community mem-
The study said despite the gov- to pay loans, then they would remained aloof from it due to bers including the Musahar
ernment’s good intention and fall into debt bondage. loopholes and faults in admin- community,” said the study.
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from THE FRIEND OF INDIA - Founded 1818
Facts vs Falsehood A MEMBER
OF THE

ASIAN VOICES
Despite many contradictions, the relationship between Gandhi and Bose was marked
Dissent restrained by deep love, affection and respect China to advance
W
hile there will be many, especially com-
muters between Delhi and Noida who were on great journey
inconvenienced by the blockade that
formed part of the Shaheen Bagh protests early this in new era
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year, who will welcome the manner in which the hina has embraced its 71th an-
Supreme Court has sought to circumscribe street niversary of founding, after win-
protest within the bounds of civic duty, there are ning a series of remarkable fig-
aspects of the judgment that merit serious consid- hts against the COVID-19 epidemic
eration. While the court is quite right to assert that and floods, which helped it turn crises
the right to dissent ~ and to protest ~ is part of the into opportunities and successfully re-
Constitutional scheme, its effort to use the doctrine sponded to changes. Withstanding the
of reasonable restraint to delineate the form this tests, China is now standing on a new
point of history, from which billions of
dissent may take raises eyebrows. On the face of it,
Chinese people, with confidence and
the Court’s observation that the method of protest- pride, will embark on a great journey
ing against colonial rule cannot be equated with in the new era.
dissent in a self-ruled democracy may seem unex- Human history, like a river, runs
ceptionable. However, in making this observation, forever, witnessing both peaceful
their Lordships appear to have overlooked an moments and great disturbances. The
important point ~ the laws used to regulate protest heroic Chinese people is never afraid
belong to colonial times; they are therefore loaded of rains and storms, and will always
in favour of the state, and against the conscientious proceed against challenges.
objector. For instance, Section 144 of the Criminal Since this year, facing a severe sit-
uation and unprecedented challenges,
Procedure Code that proscribes unlawful assembly the Communist Party of China (CPC)
is over a century and a half old and was brought Central Committee with Comrade Xi
on the statute book to quell dissent. When juxta- Jinping at the core has led the Chinese

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posed with the Court’s observation that protest very leading personality with British like his mentor Despite many contradictions, the in telling them that they were people from all ethnic groups to tackle
should be carried out only in designated spots, it runs the risk of being mis- Gokhale and Tagore. Bose was a relationship between them was wrong. It is a fact that many fugi- difficulties, with strong leadership and
boils down to circumscribing dissent to those spots interpreted and criticized. left oriented leader. Gandhi had a marked by deep love, affection tive revolutionaries felt free to brilliant governance, nurturing new
where the administration chooses not to enforce Mahatma Gandhi had moralistic approach towards and respect towards each other. meet and hold talks with him and opportunities in crises, and seeking
Section 144, and only when it chooses not to do so. been enmeshed in controversies nation building. Bose admired Gandhi and called argue with him fearlessly. Ever chances among changes.
A prime example of this is New Delhi’s Boat Club, ever since he put his hand to the The biggest divergence was him Bapu. He also hailed Gandhi after the death sentence for three As a result, China secured stable
racial politics of Natal in South about India’s stand with respect as the ‘Greatest Indian’ who arou- young heroes ~ Bhagat Singh, performance of reform and opening-
which was the capital’s pre-eminent protest site for Africa and until he was assassi- to world politics. Gandhi had a sed the mass movement. Rajguru and Sukhdev ~ in the up, and a successful ending of its 13th
the first few decades of the republic until the gov- nated. There have always been moralistic stand of opposing the Bose’s broadcasts from S-E Lahore conspiracy case was pro- Five-Year Plan. It is expected to
ernment of P V Narasimha Rao decided the Cen- critics who have viewed Gandhi’s Nazi regime. Bose, on the con- Asia often invoked Gandhi’s nounced on 7 October 1930 by a achieve a final victory over poverty,
tral Vista lawns were too sensitive to be used for approach as naïve, utopian, trary, was more pragmatic and name and sought his blessings controversial three-member spe- and finish building a moderately pros-
this purpose. When the Supreme Court disagreed escapist, negative and irrelevant. wanted to work with Germany for the struggle. It was in the for- cial tribunal established by the perous society in all respects.
some years ago, the government promptly clamped Critics hardly consider the fact and Japan to destabilize the ties that Bose addressed Gandhi British, the imperative to save In face of the sudden COVID-19
Section 144 in the area, as it did in the area around that Gandhi lived and expressed British. Bose was not averse to as the ‘Father of Nation’ in a their lives became a national outbreak, billions of Chinese people
India Gate. While central squares of every major his philosophy through his the idea of violence for indepen- broadcast from Azad Hind Radio issue. launched a breathtaking war against
city in the world, including some that are not even actions and his writings. As he dence. He was a deep believer in on 6 July 1944. Obliviously de- The general perception was the virus under the strong leadership
was a practical idealist, he never aggressive nationalism. But lighted at the ‘Quit India’ Move- that Mahatma Gandhi, who was of the CPC Central Committee, withs-
true democracies, are protest sites, New Delhi’s pro-
did or said or wrote anything that Gandhi never subscribed to the ment, Bose said in his Azad Hind thought to be the tallest national tanding an arduous test of history, ac-
testers have been elbowed aside to a cul-de-sac he had not practiced, and he also principle that the end justified Radio message from Berlin on leader of India at that time, could hieving major strategic results, mak-
behind Jantar Mantar, with alternate sites offered at never expected another person to the means. To him, Gandhi’s birthday have achieved that imperative. ing another magnificent feat in the
Ramlila Grounds and at Burari on the city’s out- do anything which the man did the means were as in 1943 that, “The Gandhi tried his best to save their history of human beings’ fight against
skirts. The rules governing use of these sites are not believe in. important as the service which lives, but in vain. Subhas Chan- diseases, and building a great spirit of
amorphous enough to be tweaked by administra- Mahatma Gandhi was essen- ends. In his words: Mahatma Gandhi dra Bose wrote in his book ~ The combating the COVID-19 epidemic,
tions to discomfit protestors, with the ultimate tially a dynamic person who went “They say ‘means has rendered to Indian Struggle ~ ‘Pressure was which features putting people's lives
weapon in the form of Section 144 always being through an evolutionary process are after all means’. India and to the brought to bear upon the Mahat-
available to stop them. It is these facts the apex of change in his life. His policy I would say ‘means cause of India’s ma to try to save the lives of these
Court appeared to have overlooked when in was never static. He once said: “I are after all every- freedom is so young men (Bhagat Singh and his
am not at all concerned with thing.’ As the unique and unpar- two comrades); and it must be first, nationwide solidarity, sacrifice,
upholding the right to protest, it sought to shrink
appearing to be consistent. In my means, so the end. alleled that his admitted that he did try his very respecting science, and a sense of mis-
the space available for it to “designated spots”. search after Truth I have discard- There is no wall of name will be writ- best. On this occasion, I ventured sion for humanity.
The other, more worrisome, feature of the ed many ideas and learnt many separation between ten in gold in our the suggestion that he should, if China has become the first major
Court’s ruling is that it appears to suggest a shift new things. Old as I am in age, I means and end.” JAYDEV national history for necessary, break with the Viceroy economy to return to growth since the
from a centrist-liberal approach in judicial thinking have no feeling that I have ceased Gandhi used JANA all times.” Bose’s on the question, because the exe- COVID-19 pandemic, and is leading
on the right to dissent to a conservative-rightist to grow inwardly, or that my the tools of Satya- broadcast on the cution was against the spirit, if the world in both epidemic prevention
The writer is a retired
one. In considering the weight they gave to restraint growth will stop at the dissolu- graha and Non-Vio- IAS officer occasion of Kastur- not letter, of the Delhi Pact ( and economic recovery, which
vis-à-vis a Constitutional right, their Lordships tion of the flesh.” Gandhi often lence to mobilize ba’s death in prison Gandhi-Irwin pact).’ However, demonstrates the outstanding effi-
would have done well to recall the words of a great learnt from his critics ~ changing, the masses as he was deeply moving. Gandhi was greatly distressed by ciency of the country’s governance
improving and modifying his believed that only mass partici- The INA formation which his failure. system. The indomitable Chinese peo-
jurist, Oliver Wendell Holmes, who famously said:
position time to time. He modi- pation could bring the British entered to fight in Myanmar and Gandhi was misunderstood. ple once again defeated hardships and
“It there is any principle…that more imperatively fied action in accordance with his down. The Netaji Research Bu- N-E India bore names such as His failure provided a potent left a glorious page in the history.
calls for attachment than any other it is the princi- expanding view of Truth. His reau, Kolkata, has brought out an Gandhi, Nehru and Azad. weapon in the hands of his critics Salute to the great People’s Republic
ple of free thought ~ not free thought for those who character lay in his refusal to invaluable publication entitled During an interaction, who used it to malign him. They of China, and salute to the great Chi-
agree with us but freedom for the thought we hate.” change unless convinced. Crossroads. The book provides a American journalist Louis Fisch- charged Gandhi with the allega- nese people. Time records history and
Some of his critics also great deal of information on the er asked Gandhi what he tion that he did not play his role heralds future direction. In the past,
Anwar’s turn? learned from Gandhi. Among
those personalities Narendra
Gandhi-Bose debate. thought of Bose’s action to seek
However, despite wide dif- help from Germany during WW-
in this case and for not stipulat-
ing the revocation of the death
the Chinese people have made
numerous struggles and realized incal-

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alaysia’s fractious politics seem destined Deva, Subhas Chandra Bose and ference, the two retained a sense 2. Gandhi had replied that ‘Bose sentence against Bhagat Sigh at culable dreams; today, the country is
for another twist with opposition leader B R Ambedkar reassessed their of appreciation for one another. was a patriot among patriots.’ the time of the Delhi Pact. But going through a series of remarkable
and former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar positions during Gandhi’s life- In the words of Professor Sugata Gandhi wrote in Harijan: ‘Netaji they failed to understand that fights with the strong leadership of the
time. Others, like Jinnah, did so Bose, the noted historian and was like a son to me.’ Gandhi had more to gain by sav- CPC and the solidarity of the people.
Ibrahim claiming he has been granted an audience
later to some extent. Gandhi re- grandnephew of Subhas Chandra Bhagat Singh was an Indian ing the lives of Bhagat Singh and Thanks to long-term and unre-
by the country’s monarch ~ and constitutional head corded his contradiction with any Bose: “The difference between socialist revolutionary whose two his comrades. If he had succeed- mitted efforts, the Chinese nation will
~ to evaluate his claim that a “substantial majority” personality without expressing Mahatma Gandhi and Subhas acts of dramatic violence against ed in saving their lives, it would put an end to absolute poverty, a prob-
of legislators support his bid for Prime Minister- any wrath. But in some cases his Chandra Bose is highly exagger- the British in India and execution have been seen as the victory of lem that has bothered it for thousands
ship. Reports suggest that the King had sought contradictions with some per- ated by the people of India and at the age of 23 made him a folk nonviolence over violence and of years, and finish building a moder-
assurances of support before agreeing to an audi- sonalities were subjects of pub- more particularly by the people hero. In the words of Jawaharlal moral victory of Gandhi over the ately prosperous society in all respects.
ence, and the fact that he has granted one suggests lic discussion. of Bengal. The parting that took Nehru: “Bhagat Singh did not revolutionaries. This is a result of the persevere strug-
Mr Anwar may have the numbers that he claims. If Relation of Subhas Chandra place in 1939 was a temporary become popular because of his However, one can hardly gles of the Chinese people, and will
so, this development will come as a severe setback Bose with Gandhi was more one and if we study the relation- act of terrorism but because of he afford to ignore a vital question: inspire the nation to sail for farther
to incumbent Prime Minister Muhyiddun Yasin, complex than that of a mere crit- ship between Gandhi and Netaji, seemed to vindicate, for the How could anybody who believ- goals.
ic. Gandhi and Bose, two worthy we will find that it was one that moment, the honour of Lala ed in violent armed revolution The closer the country gets to its
who came to power last March after a coalition led sons of Mother India, were leg- have faith in Gandhi, who was a goal of national rejuvenation, the
was marked with deep mutual Laipat Rai, and through him of
by Dr Mahathir Mohamed and formed with Mr endary personalities, gigantic in respect.” the nation. He became the sym- leader of non-violent Satyagraha? more difficulties and challenges it will
Anwar’s support collapsed due to defections. Under their political, moral and ethical In 1939, Bose was elected bol, the act was forgotten, the Why should they expect Gandhi encounter. At a time when the two
Malaysia’s Constitution, the King has absolute stature. Though their dream was president of the Indian National symbol remained, and within a to save the revolutionaries from centenary goals converge, the country
power to appoint as Prime Minister the person who to free India from the British, Congress (INC) by defeating Pat- few months each town and vil- hangman’s noose? Gandhi did all must understand and grasp domestic
he believes enjoys a majority in Parliament. Mr they differed in the means they tabhi Sitaramayya who was sup- lage of the Punjab, and to a lesser that was within his power to save and international situations in a
Ibrahim’s aides say the monarch is a meticulous wanted to adopt. Young Bose, ported by Gandhi himself. That extent in the rest of the northern the revolutionaries. Just as a dialectical manner, enhance the
person and would not have granted an audience deeply influenced by the Russian was the first time in the past two India, resounded with his name.” father loves all his children, awareness for opportunities and risks,
without being reasonably certain that the claimant revolt and rise of the Japanese decades that Gandhi’s authority It is wrong to say that Gand- including disobedient ones, cherish present development results
empire, was a firebrand nation- had been challenged within the hi viewed those who took to arms Gandhi too cared for the welfare and consolidate development mom-
had the numbers. While Mr Anwar has not spelt
alist who believed in the tradition INC. When Gandhi started his in the fight for India’s freedom of all sections of society. This rare entum, and pool resources and con-
out whose support he enjoys and exactly how he of Tilak and Aurobindo. Gandhi, anti-untouchability programme with venomous and hateful eyes. trait made Gandhi the Father of centrate on managing its own affairs
has made up the numbers to claim a majority in on the contrary, belonged to the on a nationwide scale in 1913, Rather, he had respect for them the Nation in the true sense of well, so as to progress courageously on
the 222-member House, reports suggest his sup- tradition of discussion and talks that was not supported by Bose. though he had also no hesitation the term. the great journey in the new era.
port has been in place since last month but could
not be presented to the King because of the latter’s
indisposition. While Mr Muhiyuddin had not react-
ed to the political developments, his ability to fight
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR editor@thestatesman.com
back to save his government has been affected
because he was forced to quarantine himself after a
Cabinet colleague tested positive for Covid-19.
Should the 73-year-old Mr Anwar succeed in
Tame the dragon India’s Arunachal Pradesh as
southern Tibet and above all
The police verification and
medical test were complet-
is very human.
Once again, in today’s
th ago (11 September). To
the extent it is humanly pos-
SIR, Your editorial “Troubled the mainland, if needed by deems the whole of the ed by December 2018. The paper (8 October ) the clues sible we solvers would ap-
proving his majority, the victory will be bittersweet. strait” (7 Oct) is brilliant. On force. China has desisted South China Sea as its fief- School Education Depart- published and the grid don’t preciate a reduction in the
For he is a man many Malaysians believe should the one hand, China does from direct onslaught on dom where small littoral ment was supposed to issue match. The clues in fact frequency of errors. Maybe
have been Prime Minister decades ago, and cer- not recognise Taiwan as an Taiwan ~ although threats states also stake their justi- the appointment letter with- were from Tuesday’s cross- once every two months, ins-
tainly after Dr Mahathir, under whom he served independent nation and, on are being made ~ as the USA fied claims. A tense situation in 15 days of completion of word. tead of monthly.
with considerable distinction as Deputy PM from the other, it has with its eco- has stood solidly by the is prevailing in this part of the medical test. But it has The last time this hap- Yours, etc., Ramakrishnan,
1993 to 1998. Instead sharp differences erupted nomic might, virtually com- island nation. It is an act of the world as an outcome of not been issued. I would like pened was not even a mon- Delhi, 8 October.
between the two men at the height of the Asian pelled many other countries blatant Chinese expansion- China’s evil designs. That to request the honourable
not to recognise Taiwan as a ism. Not only Taiwan, India must stop. A collective effort Education Minister and
financial crisis, leading to Mr Anwar’s removal from separate nation.Taiwan, and Bhutan are also targets is direly imperative to tame other officials through your KUDOS, BRICKBATS
office and subsequent arrest on multiple charges according to China, is its re- of such expansionism. It the Dragon. esteemed daily to kindly SIR, Apropos the report “Anarchists out to create com-
including sodomy. After fighting off legal challenges negade province and must claims a large territory of Yours, etc., Aranya Sanyal, take necessary action to munal frenzy, caste violence: Adityanath”, I would like to
and prosecutions, Mr Anwar returned to active pol- be brought under control of Bhutan to be its own, views Siliguri, 8 October. issue us appointment letters say that the UP Chief Minister is supposed to give pro-
itics and agreed to support Dr Mahathir for interim at the earliest. tection to all citizens, poor or rich living in UP under his
Prime Ministership in 2018 on the condition that LONG OVERDUE Yours, etc., Lokanwita administration. While he deserves credit for any thing
the office would later come to him. But that did not SIR, In terms of Adv No. Adhikary, Village Thuba, good that happens in his State, he must equally accept
happen, and the crafty nonagenarian stayed on as 2(2a)/2016 of West Bengal North 24 Parganas, responsibility for all the bad things that are happening
Prime Minister for nearly two years. While Dr Public Service Commission 7 October. increasingly under his rule. If Yogi Adityanath wants to
for the appointment of Pass make UP a decent state, free from all criminal activities,
Mahathir at 95 remains active in politics, his many PUZZLING
Graduate Teachers for Arts he has to do it the same way others do. Merely becoming
efforts to return to power since March have been (Bengali Medium) in Gov- SIR, To err is human and we a good boy in the eyes of the Prime Minister will not be
thwarted by potential allies who accuse him ernment high schools under crossword addicts now have suffice as he has to be an ideal Chief Minister in the eyes
of going back on his word. Next week may well the School Education dep- to accept that The Statesman of the people of his own state.
decide if his former deputy will finally head artment, we passed the exa- (and the person in charge of Yours, etc., A K Deb Biswas, Hooghly, 6 October.
Malaysia’s government. mination on 15 March 2018. the daily crossword puzzles)
CMYK

BHUBANESWAR, SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER 2020 07


SATURDAY INTERVIEW 100 YEARS AGO

‘Target China beyond the border’ OCCASIONAL NOTE


The know-alls in the Labour party
at Home are at loggerheads with the
Labour men in Poland. Messrs. Hen-

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n expert on China and Tibet Q. Why has China started this A. We must understand that when ers who just can’t afford to live in a world derson and Co. are issuing mani-
affairs, VIJAY KRANTI is an confrontation with India at this China attacked India in 1962, not only where China comes victorious over festoes urging Labour to refuse to
author, traveller, photograph- juncture? Where is the present standoff was India militarily unprepared and another country after a nuclear attack. If assist the Poles against the Bolshe-
er, media educationist, and between India and China heading to? weak, it also had no friends who could China fires one, it will get back a shower viks - because, presumably, the latter
former staffer of BBC World, Deutsche A. To me this all appears more relat- stand by her in the war. Even USA that from India and many others who are not are considered to be Labourites. The
Welle (German) and Radio Voice of ed to China’s internal political situation, could have helped India in a big way due even directly provoked. Polish working-men very properly
America. Between 2003 and 2010, Kran- especially the fresh power struggle with- to its strong allergy to Communism, want to know why they are not enti-
ti travelled incognito on a tourist visa in the Chinese Communist Party, rather could not do much because of the Q. You have closely worked with the tled to English labour support and
deep into Tibet and China on eight than any major dispute with India. In his Cuban nuclear crisis at its own door step. Dalai Lama for almost five decades. the Henderson group will find
separate occasions. Equipped with his hurry to install himself as lifelong Today not only is India well prepared What future do you see for him and the themselves hard pressed to furnish
camera, he captured vivid details of Chi- supreme leader of China like late Chair- militarily, it has a slew of friends across Tibetan people in the changing India- an answer. It is to be hoped that the
nese suppression of Tibetan people, arts, man Mao, Xi Jinping has started a cam- the globe who will join hands with India China relations? continuous attempt to grapple, in
culture, and religion besides their devel- paign of purging his opponents in the to settle their own scores with China. A. Dalai Lama has been making all however unsatisfactory a manner,
opment of military infrastructure along CCP. In recent months he has dismissed possible efforts to establish peace and with foreign problems will ultimate-
borders with India. While doing so he and arrested over 200 senior functionar- Q. Do you think the stalemate at understanding between China and Tibet ly conduce to the growth of a more
narrowly survived the scrutiny of sus- ies of the party as well as military offi- Galwan and the subsequent occupation while no government of the world stood reasonable spirit in regard to them
picious Chinese authorities on many occa- cers. All of them are known supporters of of vantage positions by Indian forces by him. But the havoc created by the on the part of English Labour. At
sions. He has penned about a dozen books. senior and rival leaders like Jiang Zemin, on top of the hills overlooking Chinese Chinese Wuhan virus on people’s safety present the more impressionable
In an interview with DIPANKAR Hu Jintao and Zhu Rongji. Mao achieved deployments can be the game-changer? and the world economy and the Beijing Labour leaders are always open to
CHAKRABORTY, Kranti talks about the same goal by using youths and A. Yes, sudden drop in China’s arro- leader’s decision to pick up a fight with capture by one party or the other to
China and Tibet, his association with school-level ‘Red Guards’ in a decade- Q. How is this going to impact Xi gance vis-à-vis India in Ladakh following so many countries across the world has non-English disputes. Often - as in
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, long ‘Cultural Revolution’. This ended up Jinping’s position? occupation of vantage heights in Ladakh changed the world in a big way. You may the case of the Dyer controversy in
and the current standoff between India with almost every potential opponent of A. First, the resolve of most coun- by Indian Army gives that impression. soon see a host of countries standing up India - it is the party which takes the
and China in Ladakh and its impact on Mao in CCP either dead, arrested or tries world over to reduce their depen- By occupying these heights, the Indian for the freedom of China’s colonies like trouble to obtain their ear and pour
global strategic equations. Excerpts: politically demolished, unable to pose dence on business with China and Chi- Army has practically undone most of Tibet, East Turkistan (Xinjiang), South into it a distorted version of the
any threat to his leadership. Today, Xi is nese products has already led to cancel- advantages that PLA had acquired by Mongolia and Hong Kong only to ensure facts. Only time can rectify this
Q.You are among very few Indians who using the legal machinery under his offi- lation of business orders in China. Hun- quietly advancing in Galwan and most an utterly weak China. Dalai Lama can impressionableness and promote
have toured incognito deep into Tibet cial control as the General Secretary of dreds of thousands of production sites other areas. These occupations have now hope for a free Tibet sooner than that sense of fairness which, to do
and in some parts of China.How easy or CCP, Chairman of Central Military Com- have either stopped production or are practically brought almost entire fortifi- he could anticipate. them justice, is in general character-
difficult was it to do so? mission and President of China in the working in minimal production mode. cations of PLA on the front as well as istic of the older English political
A. Since the beginning of this cen- name of ‘fighting corruption’. Process of laying off labour has already backup positions under direct scrutiny Q. If you were to advise the Indian parties in regard to great controver-
tury, China got keen to make billions of started. As a result 10 to 30 million and hitting capability of Indian Army. government on China affairs, what sies of which they know, and admit
dollars through tourism in Tibet. So I Q. If Xi is involved so deeply in an migrant workers have already left for This practically means freezing PLA in major points would you suggest to they can know, very little.
planned my tours in a way to cover internal power struggle then why do we their homes in remote areas. This is current positions at least until a full- ensure that the border dispute is settled
almost entire Tibet and some parts of see PLA’s misadventure on Indian result of non-coordinated efforts among blown war takes place. Actually Xi’s PLA once and for all? NEWS ITEMS
China as an ordinary tourist who had borders, especially in Ladakh? various countries. You just wait for an was so overconfident about their mili- A. One basic suggestion is that GOI
the keen eyes of a journalist. In all I have
travelled about 5,000 kms within Tibet
A. His plans of confronting India in
Ladakh and other places along the LAC
orchestrated economic push from some
newly forming anti-China blocs of coun-
tary superiority over India that they were
hoping to conquer Galwan and adjoin-
and people of India should stop remain-
ing focused only on the border dispute BOMBAY SHOPS
and China. It was a perfectly legal way
every time, but still there was a great risk
went haywire as his assessment of India’s
military capabilities proved to be wrong.
tries and you will see the ‘Red Pie’ crum-
bling. The very first victim is going to be
ing Ladakhi areas in a jiffy. They had
plans to further secure their grip on
and confrontation. At best, India can
only defend its current positions by CLOSED
of meeting similar fate as that of Sarabjit He was hoping to emerge as a victorious Xi Jinping himself whom the CCP and already occupied Aksai Chin and to remaining vigilant, tense and paying Mills, factories and workshops were
or Jadhav. ‘national hero’ after ‘winning back’ public opinion is going to lynch — at make fresh advances towards Siachen to ever increasing costs. In the new emerg- all closed today out of respect to the
China’s ‘lost land’ from India. His fresh least politically. make it difficult for Indian forces to ing world scenario, India must identify memory of Mr. B.G. Tilak, today
Q. Do you find any correlation between aggressive actions in the South China maintain their hold on it. But they are China’s vulnerable points and hit where being the tenth day after his death.
what you saw in Tibet then and what is Sea, East China Sea and Hong Kong etc. Q. Any chances of a public uprising in stunned by the Indian Army’s resolute it hurts China most and costs India less. Millhands and factory labourers
happening today at Galwan or all along too were aimed at diverting attention of China in a situation like this? response. This has turned the tables on One area is raising cases of human rights were seen bathing in the sea at
the LAC? the people of China from his misadven- A. No one should be surprised if a PLA and Xi, who were hoping to use of people of Tibet, East Turkistan, South Chowpaty at all hours of the day.
A. Sure. All through these eight tures in the CCP and economic failure 1989 Tiananmen Square-type uprising their Ladakh victory to score points vis- Mongolia and Hong Kong on world After their baths they proceeded in
years of my travels inside Tibet, my one due to the Wuhan virus Covid-19. happens in a very new form all over a-vis Xi’s political rivals inside China. forums. Second, India should stand up large batches to the spot where the
consistent observation was that China China. In 1989, it happened despite the Now Xi will surely have to face music on and join hands with countries like Tai- body of Mr. Tilak was cremated and
was desperately developing roads and Q. Many global players like the USA, fact that there was no internet and Chi- this and many other accounts in the wan, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Thailand a good deal of demonstration of
military establishments all over Tibet, Australia, Japan and other nations like nese people relied exclusively on Party- forthcoming 20th Congress this October. and all others who feel threatened by their reverence for the deceased
especially along borders with India. They Taiwan, Vietnam etc. have started controlled information. Moreover that China and are willing to have India as a was seen. The public condolence
were also developing new townships challenging the might of China in the youth generation was made up of poet- Q.Why is there not much discussion on leading partner in challenging China on meeting at Madhav Baug was very
and railways. But one could easily make wake of Beijing’s aggressive attitude. ic-revolutionaries who would paste a nuclear-China and a nuclear-India? all possible fronts. Third, join hands with largely attended and special
out that it was not for the convenience of What international implications do you hand written poems on walls to express Are there chances of a nuclear faceoff other countries to stop China from prayers were offered at Hindu tem-
the colonised Tibetan subjects. It was too see for China and India in near and their anger. But the new Chinese gener- between the two in the light of present usurping most UN and other interna- ples by Hindus and at mosques by
obvious to miss that the entire exercise long future? ation is internet-savvy and has tasted conflict? tional forums. Fourth, take QUAD seri- many Mahomedans. Several bazars
was to create facilities for other military A. China’s belligerence on the mili- blood of prosperity, luxury and personal A. Let us not forget that in present ously and develop Andaman & Nicobar and most of the shops in the Indian
purposes and to develop new towns for tary front against all these countries and comfort. Their aspirations come from world situation, nuclear weapons have Islands as a joint military hub to tame quarter of the town were closed. No
settling millions of new citizens from the enormous damage caused by the Deng’s dictum ‘Being Rich is a Virtue’. become too prolific to be an asset. They China in the Malacca Strait and high business was transacted at Share-
China to change the demography of Wuhan virus on the life and economy of Their uprising will crush anyone - even are useful only till they are not used. No seas. Fifth, challenge China on the diplo- bazars, Javer Bazars, and the cotton
Tibet. On one of my early visits I saw these countries has brought them Xi Jinping or the CCP - who comes in sensible leader, who cares even an iota matic table by demanding parity and market. All the demonstrations
dozens of Tibetan labour groups digging together. Earlier China used to threaten the way of their personal and collective for the future of his country, will make reciprocity on issues like opening Indian were peaceful in character.
a trench parallel to the 500 km long road them separately and could get away with interests. the first strike. India has already gradu- Consulate office in Lhasa, equal freedom
from Dram (Nepal) to Shigatse in Tibet.
It must have been for optical fibre.
it. Soon you will start seeing the impact
of economic, political and military deci- Q. Today Chinese think tanks are
ated its nuclear policy from ‘no use’ to
‘no first use’. And China cannot afford to
for Indian media within China, Tibet,
Xinjiang etc. and in the field of import-
INDIAN
Unfortunately India remained sleepy sions which these and many other coun- warning India of ‘repeating 1962’ and make a first strike on India, or for that export. India only needs to shed its iner- TELEGRAPH
along its Himalayan borders in the past
seven decades.
tries have already started taking against
China independently or in tandem with
the Indian establishment is repeatedly
saying that 'today’s India is different
matter, on any other country like Japan
or Taiwan. Doing so will be like issuing
tia and change its gears. Doors of a new,
assertive, self-confident and self-respect- ASSOCIATION
each other. from India of 1962’.What does it mean? an open license to all those nuclear pow- ing India will open up. The annual meeting and dance of the
Indian Telegraph Association was

India, B’desh must look to Nepal for clean power


held at the Dalhousie Institute on
expected to make progress in the coming Monday night. There was a large
days. gathering. Reading the report the
Long-term energy cooperation Secretary said that the Association
PRAMOD RIJAL With rapid urbanisation, there is a ing towards gradual improvements global- way in ensuring that these Indian states between Nepal, India and Bangladesh membership stood at 1,857 against
steady rise in the domestic consumption of ly, following the Paris Accord on reducing do not miss out on their growth potential. could prove to be an attractive prospect 1,620 of the previous year. In the

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rogress towards a renewable electricity for cooking, heating, and more the impacts of climate change. Both the The Power Trade Agreement signed for all three countries. For landlocked Mutual Benefit Fund there were 1,348
energy-driven economy contin- recently, transportation across South Asia. developed and developing countries are between India and Nepal sometime back Nepal, it offers a lucrative market and members over last year's member-
ues to face a predictable stum- Besides this, growing industrialisation in slowly but surely making efforts to increase will enable India to import the required opportunity to balance its trade deficit ship of 1,280. The question of feder-
bling block globally - over-reliance the region means annual demand for elec- the ratio of clean energy sources in their electricity from Nepal and meet its while for both India and Bangladesh, it ating with the All-India Railway
on the use of fossil fuels. Despite the great tricity will only increase in the future. It can overall production and consumption. Solar increased demand. offers a secure line of supply amid uncer- Workmen's Association had been
advances made in the renewable ener- only be ironic then that most of the elec- and wind technologies, in particular, have Bangladesh’s need to switch to renew- tainties in their domestic energy markets. under the consideration of the Cen-
gy sector, both developed and develop- tricity produced in the region is from fossil- seen great improvements over the past able energy sources is even more urgent. But mere technical feasibility and comple- tral Committee for some time and
ing economies are reluctant to switch to fuelled plants. decades. The price of generating electricity Thermal plants powered by coal, diesel mentary needs will not be sufficient. There the General Secretary had already
renewable sources due to concerns it may In India, most of this comes from from solar and wind technologies is grad- and natural gas account for 93 per cent of has to be a political environment of trust discussed the matter with the Man-
detract them from their growth targets. thermal plants that produce approximate- ually decreasing, and they have now the total electricity generated in the coun- among the participating countries that can aging Committee of the Railway
In South Asia, big economies like ly 64 per cent of the total electricity con- become as cost-efficient as hydropower. try. In 2018, Dhaka admitted that its natur- encourage the private sector to invest in Workers' Association. The Associa-
India, Bangladesh and Pakistan rely most- sumed. India’s rich coal mines are deplet- However, while solar and wind can prove al gas reserves which help to produce more such a project. tion felt that federation may even be
ly on fossil fuels, including coal, diesel and ing while 269 thermal plants across the useful complementary sources, they can- than 60 per cent of the country’s electricity Recent diplomatic tensions between extended to the Posted Union after it
gas-powered thermal plants which gener- country continue to pollute the air and not become a reliable alternative as may be gone within the next decade. For India and Nepal over disputed border ter- had sufficiently established itself.
ate most of their electricity. The World soak up India’s scarce river basins. The fact demand for electricity is not subject to the this reason, Bangladesh aims to increase ritories certainly do not help this cause.
Bank’s Sustainable Energy for All database
shows that India has only a 36 per cent
that thermal plants in water-scarce Maha-
rashtra state have been shut down for
availability of sunlight or steady wind flow.
This means clean and reliable hydroelec-
the power consumption from renewable
sources to 10 per cent by next year and
Both India and Nepal need to bilaterally
resolve any irritants that could jeopardise
AUXILIARY
share of renewable sources in its energy months due to lack of water points to an tricity produced by countries like Nepal continue to expand it in the following their mutual economic and strategic MILITARY FORCE
consumption, while the same for
Bangladesh is 34 per cent. Pakistan has less
urgent need for India to strike a balance
between its energy security, water security
and Bhutan can offer a viable alternative
for the South Asian region.
years.
Unlike India, Bangladesh has less
interests.
Robust energy trade between Nepal,
IN INDIA
than 30 per cent renewable sources in and international commitments on reduc- According to a report published by potential to expand its renewable energy India and Bangladesh will not only reduce The Pioneer understands that a Bill
energy. ing emissions. the Central Electricity Authority of India, sources through solar and wind technolo- the carbon footprint in South Asia, but it to provide for the creation of an Aux-
On the other hand, smaller A 2019 study conducted by the Inter- the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have gy, due to lack of sufficient open spaces. will also help to create many clean jobs iliary Military Force in India will
economies like Nepal and Bhutan have a national Centre for Integrated Mountain a combined power deficit of 588 Therefore, importing hydroelectricity from that can contribute to reverse out-migra- shortly be published. It is proposed
bigger share of renewable sources in their Development (ICIMOD) has linked high megawatts, which peaks during the Nepal using Indian transmission systems tion of thousands of people from these to invite Europeans to enroll them-
energy consumption. This is not necessar- emission of greenhouse gases in South evenings, especially in the summer. offers a more viable alternative. countries. India and Bangladesh have an selves voluntarily, but it will be
ily due to high generation of renewable Asia with accelerated melting of Increasing domestic and foreign invest- Bangladesh’s interest in Nepal’s hydropow- opportunity to come clean on their energy obligatory on those who join to
energy, but rather due to increased reliance Himalayan glaciers and changing mon- ments in these states indicate that they will er sector is, therefore, timely and will ben- dilemma, and the good news is they need undergo certain specified training.
on traditional biofuels, like wood, dung, soon circulations and distribution of rain- require more electricity in the coming efit both countries. The two countries have not look further than Nepal for an answer. The belief prevails among the
crop residue and charcoal, for cooking and fall in the region. years. Hence, timely investment in cross- already signed an agreement to this effect authorities familiar with the facts
heating purposes in the rural areas. Luckily, there are silver linings point- border energy infrastructure will go a long with informal conversations with India The Kathmandu Post/ANN. that substantially a smaller force will
be forthcoming than would have
CROSSWORD been secured but for Mr. Montagu's
NO 28099 decision that compulsion must not
be applied to Europeans in India.

8
ACROSS
Not fantastic entertaining
northerner (10)
26 I'm going to charge Heather 6
difference (8)
Could be no team folds (6) RUSH FOR GOLD
SOLUTION FOR which will create resentment 7 Drive or sweep? Somerset's
Duke's circle at first – horrible People were under the impression
(3-7) opener lost (4)
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTION 03 OCTOBER experience! (6)
28 African people essentially 14 A love for prince shown in that Government was going to give
9 Range in both directions (3)
keep quiet (4) islander's greeting (5) sovereigns at ten rupees, and as they
10 See 23 Down
30 Fiat car has a little difficulty 16 At end of term like to have
11 Surgery that's good for
in reverse (4) time in country (5) did not get them there is a great rush
swimmer (4) to collect the gold coin as well as to
31 Resort in South America's 18 Cross note party people
12 Lake island has bridge across,
Patient A maintaining (7,3)
quiet (3) penned (8) hoard Bombay Mint gold. It is
32 Kind of place in Africa that's 20 For one about the nun, believed that banks will endeavour to
13 Harriet's underwear
good to visit (6) condemned DCI, not PC (4,4)
enthralled long-legged
21 Tree in clump (a pine) gets procure sovereigns from Egypt, Aus-
individual (10) DOWN pulled up (7) tralia and other sources. It is also
15 Sam left struggling for aid (4)
17 Boy brings in ‘Works of
1 Dance in bar naked (4) 23/10 Show alien forms at understood that banks will have to
2 Top university city worried work (4,2,4) bring a large stock of gold to supply
Shakespeare' (7)
when river's rising (3,5) 25 Deserted since sailor toppled
19 Large half-open building is a
3 Returns from setting up memorial (6) the market after the last sale of Gov-
feature of garden (7) ernment gold. Some leading
latest celebrity (6) 27 Cumbrian border – pull over
22 Brad and Angelina initially in
love (4)
4 English writer picked up pay- and have a breather (4) financiers, interviewed, expressed the
off (7) 29 On rising picked up a robe (4) opinion that the Government has
24 Unusually debonair, one
5 Police ran Vice with a
made a mistake in advertising the sale
of gold. It will, they argue, tighten up
NOTE: Figures in parentheses denote the number of letters in the words required. (By arrangement with The Independent, London)
the money market at a juncture when
credit is disturbed in the bazars.

CMYK
08
Measures announced by the RBI should help bring
down interest rates in the market
SANGITA REDDY
BHUBANESWAR, SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER 2020 FICCI PRESIDENT

GST e-invoicing to be
THUMBNAILS
Vedanta delisting: Vedanta
ONGC sees `6,000-7,000 crore extended to biz with
loss in natural gas business
Ltd stepped closer to
being delisted from Indian
bourses after 137.74
crore shares were ten-
over `100 cr turnover
dered at the close of the Government-mandated rates are way below the cost of production, ONGC director (finance) says PRESS TRUST OF INDIA have to generate separate e-
buyback offer made by NEW DELHI, 9 OCTOBER way bills.
the promoters. The shares PRESS TRUST OF INDIA formula. able to participate in the price “The e-invoicing system can
tendered are more than NEW DELHI, 9 OCTOBER NEW RATE TO HIT REVENUE “Ministry is seized of the discovery auctions, he said. The GST e-invoicing system also eventually dispense with
the 134 crore shares out � ONGC has matter. They are favourably This would create com- will be extended to business- the present system of filing

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of the public holding of ndia's top oil and gas been incurring inclined and a committee petition and help realise bet- es with over Rs 100 crore GST returns for smaller busi-
169.73 crore that the pro- producer ONGC today losses on the 65 has been constituted to look ter prices for ONGC. The turnover from 1 January 2021, nesses and MSMEs because
moter group headed by said it is losing Rs 6,000- million standard into this,” he said. group companies would also for B2B business transaction, e-invoice will pre-populate
billionaire Anil Agrawal 7,000 crore in natural gas cubic meters per Prices have to be remu- save by replacing imported fuel a top government official their returns and they have to
needed for delisting of business after the govern- day of gas it pro- nerative if the domestic out- with domestically produced said today. simply pay the taxes. The
the company. According ment-mandated rates for duces from put has to be raised, he said. gas, he said. Finance secretary Ajay returns will be automatically
to data available from the fuel dropped to a decade domestic fields “There is talks of a floor Most of ONGC's current Bhushan Pandey said the e- generated for all supplies for
stock exchanges, 137.74 low. after the gov- price and changes in the for- production is from nomina- invoicing system can even- which e-invoice have been
crore shares were ten- The government-man- ernment in November 2014 introduced a new gas pric- mula itself by linking the rate tion fields and the company tually dispense with the pre- issued,” Pandey said after
dered at various price dated rates are way below ing formula. to relevant market bench- is hoping to add 15 million sent system of filing GST reviewing the status of e-
level starting from Rs the cost of production of marks such as JKM. I cannot standard cubic meters of out- returns for smaller business- invoicing system implemen-
87.25 a share. PTI $3.5-3.7 per million British � The price, according to this formula, is revised twice comment on what shape it will put from KG basin using the es and micro, small and tation.
thermal unit, Oil and Natur- a year and the rate for the period beginning 1 October take but we are certainly pricing freedom it has. medium enterprises (MSMEs). Within seven days of the
al Gas Corp (ONGC) director has been cut by 25 per cent to $1.79 per mmBtu. hopeful,” he said. Rates according to the cur- Under goods and services tax rollout of e-invoicing system
Coal R&D website: The (finance) Subhash Kumar � ONGC chairman and managing director Shashi While the $1.79 per mmBtu rent formula are revised every (GST) law, e-invoice for B2B Invoice Reference Number
government on Friday said. Every dollar reduction Shanker said the current gas price does not cover cost rate applies to gas produced six months. Prices effective 1 (business to business) trans- (IRN) generation has grown by
announced the launch of a in gas price leads to a revenue and the company has made representations to the min- from fields given to the com- October have been cut to actions have been made 163 per cent and have touched
website for entities loss of about Rs 5,200 crore istry of petroleum and natural gas for suitable amend- pany on a nomination basis, $1.79 per mmBtu. This price mandatory for companies the count of 13.69 lakh IRNs
involved in research and and a Rs 3,500 crore on ments to the formula. ONGC has pricing freedom on is the lowest that ONGC got with turnover of over Rs 500 on 7 October.
development in the coal profit. blocks or areas it had won in since 2010 when the govern- crore from 1 October. Under e-invoicing, tax-
sector. The website, which “Our losses will be in the auctions since 1999. ment had moved towards Pandey, who is also the payers have to generate invoic-
has been designed and order of Rs 6,000-7,000 crore pricing hubs of gas surplus firm's request and a floor Shanker said the market- deregulating gas pricing. revenue secretary, said by 1 es on their internal systems
developed by Coal India in the current fiscal,” he said. countries such as the US, price would be set to check ing freedom granted by the The current formula takes January 2021, it will be avail- (ERP/accounting/billing soft-
subsidiary Central Mine ONGC has been incurring Canada, and Russia. losses. government earlier this week into account the volume- able to taxpayers having ware) and then report it online
Planning and Design Insti- losses on the 65 million stan- The price, according to ONGC chairman and man- would help monetise gas dis- weighted annual average of turnover of more than Rs 100 to the "Invoice Registration Por-
tute, was launched by coal dard cubic meters per day of this formula, is revised twice aging director Shashi Shanker coveries in such blocks. the prices prevailing in Henry crore a year, and for all tax- tal (IRP)". The IRP will validate
secretary Anil Kumar Jain. gas it produces from domes- a year and the rate for the peri- said the current gas price The new policy allows affil- Hub (US), National Balanc- payers for B2B transactions the information provided in
“The website will help in tic fields after the govern- od beginning 1 October has does not cover cost and the iates to bid for the gas to be ing Point (the UK), Alberta from 1 April 2021. the invoices and return the dig-
disseminating and promot- ment in November 2014 intro- been cut by 25 per cent to $1.79 company has made repre- produced from such blocks. (Canada), and Russia with a The e-invoicing replaces the itally signed e-invoices with
ing the knowledge and duced a new gas pricing for- per mmBtu. sentations to the ministry of ONGC group companies, lag of one-quarter. Prices are physical invoice and will soon a unique "Invoice Reference
research work in the coal mula that had “inherent lim- He, however, hoped the petroleum and natural gas for which have been using import- set on 1 April and 1 October replace the existing e-way Bill Number (IRN)" along with a
sector,” Jain said. The web- itations” as it was based on government will act on the suitable amendments to the ed LNG as fuel, would now be each year. system and taxpayers will not QR code to the taxpayer.
site broadly displays the
guidelines for implement-
ing coal research projects
with various forms. PTI
Industry welcomes RBI’s RBI move to ease liquidity condition
Blue Star: Air conditioning
and commercial refrigera-
tion major Blue Star Limit-
focus on reviving growth PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
MUMBAI, 9 OCTOBER
convertible debentures issued
by entities in specific sectors
over and above the outstanding
In September this year,
the RBI had increased the
investments permitted to be
ed has launched a wide PRESS TRUST OF INDIA needed impetus to drive the are welcome words in support The Reserve Bank of India level of their investments in classified as held-to maturi-
range of new products NEW DELHI, 9 OCTOBER "three-speed" recovery which of an economy that is look- today said it will conduct on- such instruments as on 30 Sep- ty (HTM) from 19.5 per cent
and solutions with virus the central bank expects. ing to rebound from a pan- tap targeted long-term repo tember 2020, he said. to 22 per cent of NDTL (net
deactivation technology. Corporate India has wel- Ficci president Sangita demic, said Ashutosh Bish- operations (TLTRO) worth Rs The liquidity availed under time and demand liabilities)
The company's new range comed RBI's resolve to con- Reddy said while the policy noi, MD & CEO of Mahindra 1 lakh crore to ensure com- the scheme can also be used in respect of statutory liq-
of products and solutions tinue with an accommoda- repo rate was not cut by the Manulife Mutual Fund. fortable liquidity condition in to extend bank loans to these uidity ratio (SLR) securities
with virus deactivation tive monetary policy stance RBI, several other measures Reliance Home Finance the banking system. sectors, Das said. acquired on or after 1 Sep-
technologies have the and focus on reviving growth. were announced that should CEO Ravindra Sudhalkar said As a special case, the cen- In view of the borrowing able up to 31 March 2021, with tember 2020 up to 31 March
capability to deactivate RBI's six-member mone- help bring down interest rates RBI's stance to rationalise tral bank also announced requirements of the Centre and flexibility with regard to 2021.
viruses, including Covid-19 tary policy committee today in the market. risk weightage on home loans open market operations states in the second half of enhancement of the amount The governor today said in
(SARS-CoV-2), with up to voted unanimously to retain Assocham secretary-gen- is a welcome move. With all (OMOs) in state development 2020-21 and the likely pick-up and period after a review of order to provide certainty to
99.9 per cent efficacy the repo rate at 4 per cent while eral Deepak Sood said new housing loan risk now loans (SDL) in the current in demand for credit as the the response to the scheme, banks as regards their invest-
when air passes through keeping its policy stance Reserve Bank Governor linked only to loan to the financial year. recovery gathers strength, on he said. ments and to foster orderly
these systems, it said. SNS accommodative. Shaktikanta Das' dared-to-be- value, the rates will contin- It has been decided to con- tap TLTROs are intended to The Governor further said market conditions while ensur-
The central bank sees the optimist approach shows his ue to be in check and hence duct on-tap TLTRO with tenors enable banks to conduct their in order to impart liquidity to ing congenial financing costs,
economy contracting 9.5 per steely resolve to face the encourage new buyers, he of up to three years for a total operations smoothly and SDLs and thereby facilitate effi- it has been decided to extend
Samsung solutions: Sam- cent in the current fiscal. unprecedented situation aris- added. amount of up to Rs 1 lakh crore seamlessly without being hin- cient pricing, it has been the dispensation of the
sung has launched a range CII director-general Chan- ing out of the Covid-19 pan- Sunteck Realty CMD at a floating rate linked to the dered by illiquidity frictions, decided to conduct OMOs in enhanced HTM limit of 22 per
of "Back to Business" solu- drajit Banerjee said addi- demic. Kamal Khetan said the policy repo rate, RBI Gover- the Governor said. SDLs as a special case during cent up to 31 March 2022, for
tions for retail as well as tional measures announced What is notable in this announcement of rational- nor Shaktikanta Das said while He said banks that had the current financial year. securities acquired between
commercial establish- by the RBI to support growth edition of RBI's monetary ising risk weightage on home announcing the monetary availed of funds earlier under This would improve sec- 1 September 2020 and 31
ments. These new solu- in the form of liquidity sup- policy announcement is its loans is a targeted interven- policy earlier in the day. TLTRO and TLTRO 2.0 will be ondary market activity and March 2021.
tions include outdoor dis- port, reviving exports, cred- emphatic commitment to tion and comes at a time Liquidity availed by banks given the option of reversing rationalise spreads of SDLs over The move will help banks
plays and video conferenc- it support, and improving "public good" and its intent when the property sector is under the scheme has to be these transactions before Central government securities to plan their investments in
ing solutions that will help ease of doing business are to remain accommodative making significant recovery deployed in corporate bonds, maturity. of comparable maturities, he SLR securities in an optimal
businesses resume normal expected to give the much- for such public good. These across all segments. commercial papers, and non- The scheme will be avail- added. manner, he said.
operations and work
smartly, integrating safe-
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addressing remote work-
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Tata Steel production Mahindra arm
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its flagship
workforce, the company
said. SNS falls by 3.45% in Q2 Great Rocksport disclose forensic audit info Gloster SUV
Realme launch: Smart-
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
NEW DELHI, 9 OCTOBER
July-September, as against
0.57 MT in the correspond-
NEW DELHI, 9 OCTOBER
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA will be required to disclose The regulator has removed
in India
phone maker realme has ing quarter of last fiscal. Mahindra Group firm Mahin- NEW DELHI, 9 OCTOBER about final forensic audit the framework that said main- MUMBAI, 9 OCTOBER
announced the launch of a Domestic steel giant Tata The company's consoli- dra Holidays & Resorts India report, other than for foren- tenance of 100 per cent asset
number of smart lifestyle Steel today said its consoli- dated sales during the quar- Ltd (MHRIL) today said it has In order to address the gaps sic audit initiated by regula- cover will not be applicable MG Motor India has launched
products as part of its dated steel production fell ter under review was about acquired 6.67 per cent stake in availability of informa- tory or enforcement agen- in case of “unsecured debt its MG Gloster as India’s “first
"Leap to the Next Gen" by 3.45 per cent to 7.26 mil- 12 per cent up at 7.86 MT, in adventure-based activi- tion, markets regulator the cies, on receipt by the list- securities issued by regulat- autonomous (Level 1) pre-
programme. Realme smart lion tons (MT) in the second from 7.02 MT in the same ties provider Great Rock- Securities and Exchange ed entity, along with com- ed financial sector entities eli- mium SUV” at a starting price
TV SLED 4K(55”), realme quarter of the current finan- period a year ago. sport Pvt Ltd. The company, Board of India has asked list- ments of the management, if gible for meeting capital of Rs 28.98 lakh, the 96-year
100W Soundbar, realme 7i, cial year. The company's During July-September however, did not disclose ed companies to make dis- any. requirements as specified by old parent company MG Motor
64MP quad-camera phone, output in the year-ago peri- 2020, Tata Steel India's sales the financial details of the deal. closures about initiation of In addition, the Sebi has respective regulators”. announced to the media.
and realme 7 Pro Sun od was at 7.52 MT, Tata stood at 5.05 MT, as against MHRIL has acquired a forensic audit to stock made certain changes in rules Further, the listed entities Created in the UK in 1924
Kissed edition were Steel Ltd said in a regulato- 4.13 MT in the same quar- strategic minority stake (6.67 exchanges. for listed entities, which list will have to promptly for- by a Morris car salesman Cecil
unveiled as part of this, ry filing. ter last year. In Europe, it sold per cent) in Great Rocksport, The move comes after their non-convertible debt ward to debenture trustees a Kimber, MG cars added to
according to a company During July-September 2.26 MT of steel as com- it said. “Our strategic invest- Sebi's board last month securities, with regard to half-yearly certificate regard- the Morris Garages, renowned
statement. SNS 2020, Tata Steel India's pro- pared to 2.29 MT. ment in Rocksport will help approved a proposal in this maintenance of asset cover ing maintenance of 100 per worldwide for their sports
duction stood at 4.59 MT, as In South East Asia, the enhance outdoor experience regard. and intimation about doc- cent asset cover, or asset cars, roadsters, and cabriolets
against 4.50 MT in the cor- company sold 0.55 MT steel offerings at our resorts. Our The listed entities will uments to debenture cover as per the terms of (cars with a retractable top).
Adani price cut: Adani Gas responding quarter of the in the quarter under review members and their families make disclosures about the trustees. offer document, in respect of MG cars are a favourite among
on Friday cut CNG and previous fiscal. as against 0.60 MT in the will also have access to spe- fact of initiation of forensic Under the norms, listed listed non-convertible debt the British royal family and
piped cooking gas prices in In Europe, Tata Steel same period of the previous cially curated Rocksport pro- audit along with the name of entities will have to maintain securities, by the statutory Prime Ministers.
various geographical areas Europe produced 2.15 MT fiscal. grammes in the cities,” MHRIL the entity initiating such 100 per cent asset cover, or auditor along with the half- Its Gloster launch in India
in sync with the recent steel in the quarter under During the quarter under MD & CEO Kavinder Singh audit and reasons for the asset cover as per the terms yearly financial results. was preceded by advertising
reduction in natural gas review, as compared to 2.45 review, the company's busi- said. MHRIL looks forward to same, if available, to stock of offer document, sufficient The submission of half- during the Indian Premier
rates. Rates have been MT in the same period of ness in India remained pos- working with the Rocksport exchanges, the Sebi said in a to discharge the principal yearly certificate is not applic- League that is being telecast
reduced in Uttar Pradesh, 2019-20. itive in terms of production team towards creating unique notification issued on Thurs- amount at all times for the able where bonds are secured to record viewership. MG
Haryana and Gujarat, the Tata Steel South East Asia as well as sales, the figures and immersive experiences, day. non-convertible debt secu- by a government guarantee, Motor India has a car manu-
company said. PTI produced 0.52 MT of steel in showed. he added. PTI Further, the companies rities issued. the Sebi said. facturing plant at Halol in
Gujarat.
The four premium MG
Gloster models (Super, Smart,

RBI policy measures buoy rate sensitive shares Sharp and Savvy) are being
priced in India between Rs 28
lakh and Rs 50 lakh for a range
from two-wheel to four-wheel
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA tation of GDP turning posi- with regards to rationalisation per cent. The central bank also drive options.
MUMBAI, 9 OCTOBER tive in the January-March SENSEX JUMPS 327 PTS of risk weights for all new During the week, the Sen- unveiled a number of uncon- The Gloster launch comes
quarter of the current finan- � Extending its gains for the seventh straight session ~ housing loans until 31 March sex advanced 1,812.44 points ventional measures to boost as a boost for India’s auto-
Stock market benchmark the cial year fuelled the market the longest winning streak in almost a year ~ the 30-share 2022, was a shot for retail or 4.68 per cent while the liquidity and support eco- mobile industry at a time of
Sensex rallied 327 points rally, traders said. BSE Sensex rose by 326.82 points or 0.81 per cent to fin- banks and housing finance Nifty gained 497.25 points or nomic activity while ensuring industry downturn due to the
today as financial stocks "Indian indices took a leap ish at 40,509.49 points. companies, Paras Bothra, 4.35 per cent. the government's record bor- pandemic and when foreign
advanced following the RBI's today following the positive president of equity research, Deepak Jasani, head of rowing programme goes car makers have been recent-
accommodative policy stance announcements of TLTRO & � The broader NSE Nifty rose by 79.60 points or 0.67 Ashika Stock Broking, stated. retail research, HDFC Secu- through smoothly. ly grumbling at heavy taxes,
and steps to boost liquidity to OMO, which will help in main- per cent to 11,914.20 ICICI Bank was the top rities, said banks and hous- The RBI's intent to support particularly for the luxury car
the banking sector. taining a good level of funds points. gainer in the Sensex pack, ing finance stocks rose post the economy even in the wake segment.
Extending its gains for the available at cheap rates from rising around 3 per cent. Axis the RBI MPC meet outcome of rising inflation is comfort- Its Gloster models such as
seventh straight session ~ the the RBI to the industry,” Vinod � Rate-sensitive bank- Bank, HDFC twins, SBI, L&T, even as the rates have been ing, Jasani commented. the Savvy trim priced at Rs 35.38
longest winning streak in Nair, head of research at Geo- ing and financial stocks ONGC and Infosys were kept unchanged and stance Asian shares inched close lakh, offers Autonomous Level
almost a year ~ the 30-share jit Financial Services, said. ended on a positive note, among the gainers. remains accommodative. The to two-and-a-half years highs 1 features (enabled by
BSE Sensex rose by 326.82 The RBI in its monetary pol- with the BSE bankex and On the other hand, Sun MPC announced multiple today as revived hopes for a advanced driver assistance
points or 0.81 per cent to fin- icy today announced that it finance rising up to 2.64 per Pharma, Asian Paints, Nestle steps to keep interest rates on US stimulus deal eclipsed system or ADAS), including for-
ish at 40,509.49 points. will conduct on-tap targeted cent. India, UltraTech Cement and long duration bonds under weaker-than-expected jobs ward collision warning, auto-
The broader NSE Nifty long-term repo operations HUL declined. check. data, while mainland Chi- matic emergency braking,
rose by 79.60 points or 0.67 per (TLTRO) worth Rs 1 lakh crore Among sectoral indices, The RBI today left key nese markets jumped after a lane departure warning, auto-
cent to 11,914.20 points with to ensure comfortable liq- open market operations and financial stocks ended on realty, healthcare, FMCG and interest rates unchanged but week-long holiday. matic parking assist and adap-
banking, IT and infrastructure uidity condition in the bank- (OMOs) in state development a positive note, with the BSE basic materials fell up to 1.58 signalled more easing ahead Meanwhile, the rupee tive cruise control.
stocks rising up to 4 per cent. ing system. loans (SDL) in the current bankex and finance rising up per cent. to support an economy that strengthened by 8 paise to close Car deliveries will begin
RBI Governor Shaktikan- As a special case, the cen- financial year. to 2.64 per cent. Broader mid-cap and it sees contracting by 9.5 per at 73.16 (provisional) against from Navratri, according to MG
ta Das' comments on expec- tral bank also announced Rate-sensitive banking Positive announcements small-cap indices fell up to 0.42 cent in the current fiscal. the US dollar today. Motor India. SNS
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the call of 1000 industries in Aparajita Sarangi who is “I would not have
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instead of setting up CPPs. He to be set up in Cuttack district MLA’s and PRI members do There were 2.5 lakh MSME’s troversy yet again by vio- sion where the MP had bla-

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disha continued to also called for appropriate at a cost of Rs 441.43 crores. not have access to CM Naveen established but now majori- lating COVID-19 protocol tantly violated Covid guide-
beat the market mechanisms for scientific use CMD IDCO, Sanjay Kumar Patnaik . A handful of bureau- ty of them are closed, he said. on her birthday. lines. In addition to repeat-
slowdown caused of water in slurry pipelines Singh, IPICOL MD Nitin crats have taken over, charged Nine spinning mills were It is pertinent to note ed advisories, warnings
by the global pan- through recycling. Bhanudas Jawale and other AICC leader in charge of there, all are closed now. here that Bhubaneswar MP and booking of at least
demic in attracting invest- The projects included a officers were present. Odisha Dr A Chella Kumar. the BJD and BJP had crushed Unemployment rate is as Sarangi had been penalized three cases against MP for
ment with five new investment 2.0 MTPA pellet and grinding Yesterday CM Naveen Pat- People of the state need to democracy . high as 23.8 % more than the in June last for attending a violation of Covid guide-
proposals envisaging invest- plant initiated by M/s Narb- naik had inaugurated two ponder on what is the use of He conceded that the Con- national average of 23.5%. Fif- gathering and violating lines, there is no improve-
ment of Rs. 1851.96 crore heram Power and Steel Pvt. industrial projects and con- voting for a BJD candidate who gress vote percentage in the teen lakh people are forced social distancing norms. ment in behaviour,” Mishra
being cleared by the govern- Limited with an investment ducted ground breaking cer- cannot even meet the CM , let state had eroded and that migrants. Minister of State (Home) noted in the letter.
ment today. of Rs 350 crores to be set up emony of 10 other units alone, raise their concerns or mistakes done in the past The recent NCRB report Dibya Shankar Mishra has “ Su c h i r r e s p o n s i b l e
The state level single win- in Keonjhar district, expansion totalling an investment of Rs problems, remarked the AICC are to be rectified. places Odisha at the top in written a letter to Union behaviour on the part of
dow authority committee of M/s Viraj Steel & Energy Pvt. 8796 crore. leader at his maiden press con- Dr Chella Kumar asserted cyber crime, second in atroc- Minister of State (Home) a people’s representative
meeting held on digital mode in Sambalpur district with Since the lockdown in ference here today. that the Congress, unlike the ities against women, he point- Nityanand Rai in this regard. will demotivate the Covid
under the Chairmanship of investment of Rs 261.71, expan- March, the Odisha government The newly appointed AICC BJD, is committed to democ- ed out. “The video footage clips Warriors and is an insult
Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy sion of BR Sponge and Power has succeeded in garnering leader in charge of the state racy . Even during the pandem- clearly show the MP being to all those who have lost
approved projects related to Ltd in Sundergarh district , revi- investments to the tune of Rs is on his first visit to Odisha . The debt burden of the ic, large scale corruption has surrounded by hundreds of their lives” added the Min-
the metal and metal down- sion of M/s. Nu Vista Limit- 24,185 crore involving 35 He toured Tirtol assembly state was Rs. 18,100 crore in taken place in purchase of women who are neither ister.
stream and cement sector. ed (Erstwhile Emami Cement) industrial proposals. segment yesterday where a by- the yeaer 2000, today it has medical equipment and the wearing masks (except one) Reacting to it, BJP MP
Principal Secretary Indus- Cement grinding capacity CM Naveen Patnaik poll is scheduled for 3 Novem- risen to Rs. 1,30000 crore, he case is pending with the nor maintaining social dis- said “ did the Minister write
tries, Hemant Kumar Sharma from 1.5 MTPA to 2 MTPA in claimed that recent indicators ber. said. Lokayukta, he said. tance and indulging in song to the CM when a COVID
presented details of the invest- Kalinga Nagar, Jajpur envis- suggest that Odisha’s econo- “ I will refrain from talking Major industries like Chella Kumar alleged that and dance with utter dis- positive Minister and MLA
ment proposal for consider- aging investment of Rs 598.62 my is coming back to track and about PM Modi and the BJP Rourkela Steel Plant, NALCO, figures relating to the pan- regard to Covid guidelines attended the funeral and
ation. crores. industries are on a revival and focus on Odisha”, he said HAL were all set up during demic are fudged to claim issued under the National cremation of late Pradip
Tripathy suggested that A cement grinding unit of path. while maintaining that both Congress regimes. The MSME credit. Disaster Management Act Maharathy” .

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������������������������ The first thing that the active cases, which 11.61 per cent addition of 132 covid deaths in
police ought to have done is Odisha on Friday reported of total positive cases regis- the current month, a 13 per cent
Former law minister and vet- to register a case against the steep single day fatality of 17 tered in the State. At present the growth in fatality rate has been
eran Congress leader Naras- IOCL. But it did not do so, he coronavirus deaths pushing country has 8,93,592 active recorded in the current month.
ingha Mishra demanded that noted. Instead, they have reg- the death toll to 991 while the cases comprising 12.94 per- Of the 2,697 fresh cases
a case of ‘criminal negligence’ istered a case against 'un- caseload climbed to 2,46,839 cent of the total caseload. reported today from all the 30
be registered against IOCL for known persons' to bid time and with the detection of 2,697 new The State’s share is 3.58% in districts, 1,576werereported from
the unprecedented blast and delay the entire process till pub- infections in the past 24 hours. the country’s confirmed virus various quarantine centres,
fire at a LPG filling station in lic attention gets deflected, Since the past one week, the caseload while the active cases and the rest 1,121 were detect-
the heart of the state capital here he alleged. state has witnessed a period of are 3.23 per cent of India’s total ed during contact tracing.
in which one person died and The Chief Minister who is welcome slowdown in the active cases.The number of cured Khurda, of which state
several others were injured. the home minister should spread of the novel coronavirus patients accounts for 3.68 per capital Bhubaneswar is a part,
Why has Chief Minister have directed the police to epidemic after almost a fort- cent of the country's total recov- accounted for the maximum
Naveen Patnaik remained silent institute the case and book those night-long spell of 4,000-plus ery. Odisha has so far reported number of new cases at 482,
, he has not even condemned responsible for the incident, said growth of daily infections. The 0.93 per cent of the country's followed by Cuttack at 234,
the incident, said Mishra before Mishra. positive cases have now climbed Coronavirus deaths. Nuapada at 153 and Mayurb-
adding that it was clearly anoth- The silence of the CM is down to the 3,000-plus mark. More than 36,64,678 sam- hanj at 134.
er instance of the bonhomie appalling, he remarked while Despite the spike in deaths, ple tests have been conduct- Khurda district with 42,762
betweentheBJDandBJPatthe pointing out at the complete thecasefatalityof0.40percent ed in the state so far, includ- positive cases has emerged as
expense of people of the state. lawlessness in the state that has in Odisha is considerably on a ing 45,169 on Thursday. the COVID hotspot of the State.
Nobody knows how many resulted in the ignominy of lower side in comparison to The pandemic’s growth rate In the gender-wise breakup
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������������������������� ing was based on a news report ciation to Team Ganjam”, Gan- ing strategy, health infrastruc- eases Act to enforce the guide- ������������������������
of a web portal. The adminis- jam Collector Collector Kulange ture and community involve- lines issued by the District
A day after the Odisha gov- tration is yet to receive Oxford stated in his official twitter ment implemented by a ded- Magistrate from time to time. To promote cycling as a means
ernment went all gun blazing university study. We are in handle. icated team of Officers, doctors Directions were given to of public transport in the city
highlighting the purported touch with Oxford in this Because of orchestrated and ground level workers has both the police districts of this here, Bhubaneswar Munici-
Oxford study in Ganjam’s turn- regard”. endeavour at the grass roots with contributed to contagion’s district to give necessary sup- pal Corporation and
around in COVID manage- “Ganjam earned praise from Sarpanchs leading from the front graph flattening in Ganjam. port to the Incident Com- Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd
ment, eyebrows are being @ UniofOxford for its suc- of COVID management, the The strategy adopted was manders in their enforcement organised a ‘Cycles4Change’
raised over the authenticity of cessful model of COVID infec- pandemic’s growth has been flat- two pronged – firstly, the focus activities. The focus of the challenge.
the study. tion prevention. The district tened, Collector Kulange was made on awareness of enforcement was on crowded At least one thousand
The Chief Minister’s Office excelled in COVID management said.While Ganjam district social distancing norms and sec- places like markets, religious enthusiasts took part in it
(CMO) and Ganjam Collector by empowering Sarpanchs, reported an overall confirmed ondly, dedicated efforts were Institutions, playgrounds and and pedalled for 12 km from
yesterday in their respective offi- forming committees in vil- caseload of 20,550, it now has made to gear up health infra- public Institutions. Si s u b h a v a n S q u a re t o
cial twitter handles claimed lages for intensive screening and only 237 active cases and the structure. Ganjam was also the first dis- Dhauli.
Oxford University’s note of by ensuring proper health- recovery rate is 97.5 per cent. Ganjam had become the first trict in Odisha to enforce com- Bhubaneswar was one of
appreciation for the success- care”, CMO tweet, now removed, The turnaround was made district in Odisha to promul- pulsory wearing of masks by the 95 cities in India to have
ful infection control strategy in stated. possible due to a holistic and gate Section 144 of CrPC to levying a fine of Rs.200/- on not registered for the India
the southern district. “Ganjam model of COVID multi-pronged strategy, which restrict gathering five or more wearing a mask. The effective Cycles4Change Challenge, Ministry to promote cycling. to boost the habit of cycling.
The CMO had removed the management got recognized is now being widely acclaimed people in public areas. All the management of migrant which is an initiative of Smart BMC Commissioner Prem Many of the participants
tweet later.When asked, Gan- by @UniofOxford for success- asthe“GanjamModel”inOdisha. Tahasildars of the district were returnees also put brakes on the Cities Mission of the Union Chandra Choudhury said vowed to use cycles every
jam Collector Vijay Amruta ful infection prevention strate- The meticulous manage- declared as Incident Com- spread of virus infections. Housing and Urban Affairs that the initiative was aimed Friday.

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CMY K

10
It's despicable, so beneath the office of the presidency and the American
are sick & tired of it. They know who this man is, it's got to stop
US DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOE BIDEN
BHUBANESWAR, SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER 2020 SLAMMING DONALD TRUMP FOR HIS REMARKS ATTACKING KAMALA HARRIS

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that he is ready to
resume campaign ral-
nications director Alyssa Farah
said that information was
mulls Trump’s ASSOCIATED PRESS by Trump. Authorities also
lies and feels “perfect” one week Trump’s “private medical his- fitness to serve DETROIT, 9 OCTOBER have not publicly said whether
after his diagnosis with the tory.” the men were angry about
THUMBNAILS coronavirus that has killed Trump’s campaign and the WASHINGTON, 9 OCTOBER Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's coronavirus orders,
more than 210,000 Ameri- White House were already Whitmer linked a plot to kid- which sharply curtailed busi-
cans, as his doctor said the pres- drawing up plans for Trump House Speaker Nancy Pelosi nap her to President Donald nesses and individuals in an
ident had ”completed his to resume campaigning, eye- is questioning President Trump, arguing on Thursday effort to slow the spread of the
course of therapy” for the dis- ing a visit to Pennsylvania on Donald Trump's fitness to in a speech hours after arrests virus. Democrat Joe Biden
ease. Monday and Michigan on serve, announcing legisla- were announced that Trump's sought to tie Trump to the plot
The president has not been Tuesday ahead of what was to tion Thursday that would words had been a “rallying cry” as well, pointing to the pres-
seen in public — other than have been next Thursday’s create a commission to for extremists. ident's tweet earlier this year
in White House-produced debate. But the Commission allow Congress to inter- Whitmer, a Democrat, said to “LIBERATE MICHIGAN.”
videos — since his Monday A group of murals encouraging Philadelphians to vote, called on Presidential Debates vene under the 25th Amend- the Republican president has Whitmer's coronavirus
return from the military hos- “To The Polls,” are displayed in Love Park during early voting at announced that event would ment to the Constitution spent the last seven months response has faced criticism
pital where he received exper- City Hall on Saturday, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. � AFP be held “virtually” in order to and remove the president of the coronavirus pandem- from conservatives, and the
imental treatments for the “protect the health and safe- from executive duties. ic “denying science, ignoring GOP-led Michigan Legislature
virus. On Thursday, his physi- The Centers for Disease tagious, but did not elaborate. ty of all involved.” Trump Just weeks before the his own health experts, stok- sued her in May to try to
cian, Navy Cmdr. Sean Con- Control and Prevention says Dr. Anthony Fauci, the gov- swiftly rejected that offer, and election, Pelosi said Trump ing distrust, fomenting anger invalidate her stay-at-home
A trainer from the canine ley, said in a memo that Trump individuals can discontinue iso- ernment’s top infectious dis- his campaign later called on needs to disclose more and giving comfort to those order and other measures.
service of Russia’s Aeroflot
would be able to safely “return lation 10 days after the onset ease expert, said two negative the commission to delay the about his health after his who spread fear and hatred The arrests and Whitmer's
carrier trains a sniffer dog
to detect Covid in bioma-
to public engagements” on Sat- of symptoms, which for Trump PCR lab tests 24 hours apart final two debates by a week to Covid diagnosis. She noted and division.” comments come less than a
terial from infected people urday, as the president tries to was 1 October, according to his are a key factor in determin- alleviate concerns about an in- Trump's strange tweet halt- She singled out Trump's month before the presiden-
in Moscow's Sheremetye- shift his focus to the election doctors. Conley said that ing whether someone is still person contest. ing talks on a new coron- debate comments, when he tial election in a key battle-
vo Airport on Friday. � AFP that’s less than four weeks meant Trump, who has been contagious. Over the objections of some avirus aid package he sub- didn't condemn white ground state, where recent
away, with millions of Amer- surrounded by minimal staffing “So, if the president goes 10 aides, Trump returned to the sequently tried to reverse supremacist groups and told polls show Biden has a lead.
icans already casting ballots. as he works out of the White days without symptoms, and Oval Office on Thursday, even course and said Americans one far-right extremist group Six men were charged in
Polish minister tested +ve: While Trump said he House residence and the Oval they do the tests that we were though a workspace had been need to know when, exact- to “stand back and stand by.” federal court with conspiring
Poland's opposition says believes he’s no longer con- Office, could return to hold- talking about, then you could set up in the residential sec- ly, he first contracted Covid “Hate groups heard the to kidnap the governor in
the country's education tagious, concerns about infec- ing events on Saturday. make the assumption, based tion of the White House. Aides as others in the White House president's words not as a reaction to what they viewed
minister-designate visited tion appeared to scuttle plans He added that Trump was on good science, that he is not were discussing a potential became infected. On Friday, rebuke, but as a rallying cry,” as her “uncontrolled power”,
his grandmother in the for next week’s presidential showing no evidence of his ill- infected,” Fauci said Thursday photo opportunity with the she plans to roll out the leg- Whitmer said. according to a federal com-
hospital, in breach of rules debate. ness progressing or adverse on MSNBC. president at the White House islation that would launch “When our leaders speak, plaint.Separately, seven oth-
designed to control the “I’m feeling good. Really reactions to the aggressive While reports of reinfection either Thursday or Friday but the commission for review. their words matter. They carry ers were charged in state
spread of Covid. Two days good. I think perfect,” Trump course of therapy prescribed are rare, the CDC recom- plans had not been finalized, The public needs to weight. When our leaders court under Michigan's anti-
later, lawmaker Przemys- said during a telephone inter- by his doctors. mends that even people who according to two White House know the health condition meet, encourage or fraternize terrorism laws for allegedly tar-
law Czarnek tested positiv- view with Fox Business, his first Earlier this week, the pres- recover from Covid continue officials not authorized to of the president, Pelosi said, with domestic terrorists, they geting police and seeking a
e, forcing many staff and since he was released from a ident’s doctors suggested they to wear a mask, stay distanced publicly discuss internal delib- later invoking the 25th legitimize their actions and “civil war”. White House press
patients at the hospital to three-day hospital stay Mon- would work closely with mil- and follow other precautions. erations. Only a few senior Amendment, which allows they are complicit. When they secretary Kayleigh McEnany
go into quarantine. AP day. “I think I’m better to the itary medical research facili- It was unclear if Trump, who aides, medical staff and secu- a president's cabinet to stoke and contribute to hate criticized Whitmer's remarks.
point where I’d love to do a rally ties and other laboratories on eschewed mask-wearing in rity personnel have laid eyes intervene when a presi- speech, they are complicit.” “President Trump has con-
tonight,” Trump said. He “advanced diagnostic test- most settings, would abide by on the president since he dent is unable to conduct There's no indication in the tinually condemned white
Prisoners clash in Manila: added, “I don’t think I’m con- ing” to determine when the that guidance. The White returned to the White House the duties of the office. AP criminal complaint that the supremacists and all forms of
Nine prisoners were killed tagious at all.” president was no longer con- House, meanwhile, contin- on Monday afternoon. men arrested were inspired hate,” she said.
when rival gangs clashed
with knives in one of the
Philippines' most overcro-
wded prisons, officials
said. It was not immediate-
NATURE’S DELIGHT
US, Russia said to be close to UK govt
prepares jobs
ly clear what set off the
violence between the Spu-
tnik and Commando gangs
before dawn at New Bilibid
deal on N-warhead freeze support if
firms forced
Prison in Manila. AP ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON, 9 OCTOBER
leader Vladimir Putin have
signed off on the freeze, but
vowed to extend New START
even without Chinese par- to close
negotiators still need to iron ticipation.
Scholarship fund for US and Russian negotiators out details, including com- An announcement ahead LONDON, 9 OCTOBER
women of colour : Rapper- have agreed in principle to con- pliance and verification issues. of the election could raise eye-
singer Megan Thee Stallion tinue freezing their nuclear wa- The person spoke to reporters brows, coming as US intelli- The British government is
has launched a scholarship rhead stockpiles in a bid to sal- after the last round of US-Rus- gence officials say Russia on Friday set to announce fur-
fund to support women of vage their last remaining arms sia arms control talks in favours Trump and has been ther support for firms to
colour pursuing an associ- control pact before it expires Helsinki this week. working to denigrate Biden. retain staff in the coming
ate's, bachelor's or post- next year, a person familiar The person, who was not The person familiar with months if they are forced to
graduate degree in any with the talks said Friday. authorized to discuss the ne- the negotiations said Nov. 3 was close as a result of the impo-
field. AP The person said it's not yet gotiations publicly and spoke not a drop-dead date for a sition of further lockdown
clear if the agreement for a on condition of anonymity, freeze agreement with Russia restrictions.
freeze will succeed or trans- said follow-up discussions and stressed that the Trump With the government
Spain's king late into an extension of the
New START treaty that expires
between Washington and
Moscow would take place
administration would con-
tinue to negotiate no matter
expected to tighten restrictions
over the coming days to deal
and PM visit in February. But, if it works,
the person said an agree-
next week. The Russians have
been told that if a freeze is not
what the result of the election.
But the person said the US
with a sharp spike in new coro-
navirus infections, there are
Barcelona ment could be announced
before the Nov. 3 presidential
agreed to in the coming weeks,
the United States may hard-
would be looking for additional
Russian concessions should
growing concerns that the
economy will suffer during the
amid protest election with an eye toward
extending the accord and
en its conditions.
Word of a potential freeze
negotiations drag out beyond
the vote. Currently, the US envi-
winter and that hundreds of
thousands of jobs may be lost.
Police set up road- eventually bringing China comes as Trump is seeking for- sions a broad cap on nuclear Treasury chief Rishi Sunak
into it, a longtime Trump eign policy victories during warheads under which the said he understood how peo-
blocks and heavily
administration demand. a difficult reelection camp- numbers of multiple weapons ple are worried about the
patrolled the streets A person feeds peanuts to a grey squirrel in Washington Square Park on Friday in New York City. The person said President aign against former Vice Pres- systems could be adjusted coming winter months. He is
around the train sta- � AFP
Donald Trump and Russian ident Joe Biden, who has with some flexibility. being urged by businesses,
tion where the politicians and unions to
monarch and PM accompany any lockdown

European countries grapple with rising cases


attended the Barcelona restrictions with a financial
New Economy Week support package to prevent
innovation awards mass unemployment.
Specifically, he is being urged
BARCELONA, 9 OCTOBER to back local job retention pro-
ASSOCIATED PRESS Bar or restaurant? grams, whereby the govern-
Several thousand Catalan
separatists are protesting
LONDON, 9 OCTOBER As virus fills French ICUs anew, doctors ask what went wrong The big issue ment steps in to pay the lion's
share of the salaries of work-
the visit of Spanish King More than 1,800 students and ASSOCIATED PRESS his staff to high-maintenance in Brussels ers who are forced to go idle.
Felipe VI and Prime Minis- staff from universities across PARIS, 9 OCTOBER Covid patients. A national program that has
ter Pedro Snchez to Barcelona the north-east of England, Asked about extra medics helped keep a lid on unem-
amid continued tensions currently under tougher During a single overnight to help with the new cases, he ployment is due to stop at the
between the restive region localised lockdowns, tested shift this week, three new said simply, We don't have end of October.
and national authorities. positive for coronavirus over Covid patients were rushed them. That's the problem. The Chancellor will be
Police set up roadblocks the past week. into Dr Karim Debbat's small When protesting Paris pub- setting out the next stage of
and heavily patrolled the Newcastle University said intensive care ward in the lic hospital workers con- the Job Support Scheme later
streets around the train sta- 1,003 students and 12 mem- southern French city of Arles. fronted French President today that will protect jobs and
tion where the monarch and bers of staff were confirmed It now has more virus patients Emmanuel Macron this week provide a safety net for those
prime minister attended the to have been infected with than during the pandemic's to demand more government A waiter serves beers at a businesses that may have to
bar on the eve of the
Barcelona New Economy coronavirus in the past week, first wave and is scrambling investment, he said: close in the coming weeks and
mandatory closure of bars
Week innovation awards on compared with 94 last Friday. to create new ICU beds else- It's no longer a question of in Brussels. � AFP
months,” a Treasury
Friday. At Northumbria University, where in the hospital to accom- resources, it's a question of spokesman said.
The visit by Spain's heads there were also 619 new cases modate the sick. Similar scenes organization. He defended BRUSSELS, 9 OCTOBER New figures released Fri-
of state and government and Durham University con- are playing out across France. A man wearing a protective face mask passes a board displaying his government's handling day show that the British
comes less than two weeks firmed 219 cases in students Covid patients now occu- information how to restrict the spread of coronavirus, in cen- of the crisis, and noted $9.3 New coronavirus restric- economy's bounce back from
after Catalonia's regional in the last week. py 40% of ICU beds in the Paris tral Nottingham in England on Friday. ��AFP million in investment tions put a spotlight on two recession slowed significantly
chief, Quim Torra, was Most universities are plan- region, and more than a quar- promised in July for the hos- Belgian classics this week: in August. The Office for
removed from office by ning to switch to online teach- ter of ICUs nationwide as France hasn't added signifi- learned their lessons from pital system. Beer and surrealism. National Statistics said the
Spain's Supreme Court. The ing for at least three weeks, weeks of growing infections cant ICU capacity or the staff the first wave. It's very tense, ICU occupancy rates are Since bars in Brussels economy expanded by only
court ruled him unfit to hold except in cases where in-per- among young people spread needed to manage extra beds, we don't have any more places, considered an important indi- were forced to close as of 2.1% in August from the
office for having violated son lessons are essential. to vulnerable populations. according to national health Debbat told The AP. cator of how saturated the hos- Thursday for at least a month month before. That was way
election laws when he refused Newcastle University said Despite being one of the agency figures and doctors at The Joseph Imbert Hospital pital system is and how effec- to deal with a massive surge down on the 6.4% expan-
to remove a banner from pub- “the overwhelming majority world's richest nations multiple hospitals. Like in in Arles is converting recov- tive health authorities have in cases but restaurants were sion in July and substantial-
lic buildings supporting of cases” were from “social and and one of those hardest hit many countries facing resur- ery rooms into ICUs, delay- been at protecting at-risk allowed to remain open, the ly lower than the 4.6% antic-
imprisoned Catalan sepa- residential settings” and said when the pandemic first gent infections, critics say ing non-urgent surgeries and populations. And France's big question on the streets ipated in financial markets.
ratists during an official elec- appropriate measures were washed over the world France's leaders haven't directing more and more of numbers aren't looking good. is: when is a bar a bar and The hospitality sector was
tion campaign. being taken to protect every- when is a bar a restaurant? one that performed well,
Some small groups of one on campus. And more importantly, boosted by many people's
protesters gathered to burn “We expected to see cases students with online concierge Spain considers state of lockdown in the Spanish cap- Merkel discusses virus does the distinction really decision to take their holidays
photos of the king on Thurs- rise in light of the increase in services or food parcels deliv- emergency for Madrid: ital and its suburbs. surge:Chancellor Angela help contain the pandem- in the UK instead of going
day night. cases both locally and nation- ered by staff and the stu- Spanish Prime Minister Pedro The ruling sided with Merkel is meeting with the ic? It is all very reminiscent abroad, as well as the gov-
But there were no report- ally and all HE (higher edu- dents' union. Meanwhile, Snchez is holding an emer- regional officials who had mayors of Germany's largest of surrealism master Rene ernment's dining discount
ed major clashes with police cation) institutions have to Leeds University said 555 stu- gency Cabinet meeting on appealed the application of cities as coronavirus cases Magritte, who painted a pic- scheme during the month.
like the ones that occurred manage this on an ongoing dents and three staff members Friday morning to consider stricter measures against one rise in metropolitan areas. ture of a pipe and wrote Under the Eat Out to Help Out
when Snchez held a Cabinet basis, a spokesperson said. tested positive between28 declaring a state of emer- of Europe's most worrying Germany's disease con- under it Ceci n'est pas une program, sitting customers
meeting in Barcelona in Durham University has September and 4 October. gency for Madrid and its sur- virus clusters. trol center reported 4,516 pipe (This is not a pipe,)” could receive a 50% discount
December 2018. asked students living in two “We are acutely aware that rounding region in order to The judges said that trav- new cases overnight Friday. because, of course, it is an on food and non-alcoholic
Catalonia's separatist colleges to remain on campus behind each number is an indi- impose stronger anti-virus el restrictions in and out of the Merkel's meeting by video image of a pipe.The Treach- drinks at participating restau-
movement, which is sup- for the next week following the vidual with their own needs restrictions on the reluctant cities might be necessary to conference with 11 mayors will ery of Images, as the paint- rants between Monday and
ported by roughly half the 7.5 sharp rise in cases and and concerns, and ensuring regional governors. fight the spread of the coro- discuss slowing the spread of ing is called, also applies to Wednesday up to $ 13 per per-
million residents in the Northumbria University said the safety, health and wellbeing The meeting comes a day navirus, but that under the cur- the virus.However, many cities Brussels watering holes these son.However, at the end of
region, wants to create a it was “continuing to make of everyone is our absolute pri- after a Madrid court struck rent legal framework they have reached the critical warn- days. To stay open and in August the economy was still
republic for the wealthy extensive efforts” to provide ority,” said the university's down a national government were violating residents' fun- ing level of 50 new infections business, bars will have to 9.2 per cent smaller than
northeast corner of Spain. AP support for its self-isolating Vice Chancellor Professor . order that imposed a partial damental rights. per 100,000 residents. prove that they are not bars. before the pandemic. AP

CMY K
CMY K

11
I think this is the first time in my life I've been without words.
I was just so shocked and surprised
HEAD OF THE UN WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME, DAVID BEASLEY
AFTER HIS ORGANISATION WAS AWARDED THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE BHUBANESWAR, SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER 2020

THUMBNAILS
Venezuelans once again fleeing on foot as troubles mount
ASSOCIATED PRESS de Berlin, a freezing plateau adverse conditions than those South America shut down rero, an official for the Inter-
PAMPLONA, 9 OCTOBER located at 13,000 feet (4,000 who fled their homeland their economies in hopes of national Rescue Committee,
meters). before Covid. Shelters remain stopping the spread of Covid, a humanitarian non-profit
Eleazar Hernndez slept on a My wife can barely walk, closed, drivers are more reluc- many migrants found them- organization helping migrants.
sidewalk amid a light drizzle, said Hernndez, who had spent tant to pick up hitchhikers and selves without work. Over What's more, many are
temperatures that dipped four days sleeping on Pam- locals who fear contagion are 100,000 Venezuelans returned now forced to walk within
close to freezing and the roar plona's sidewalks. less likely to help out with food to their country, where at their own country for days to
of passing trucks. We need transport to get donations. least they'd have a roof over reach the border due to gas
The 23-year-old Venezue- us out of here. After months We hardly got any lifts their heads. shortages that have diminished
lan migrant was trying to of lockdowns that halted one along the way, said Anahir Today, official land and transportation between cities.
make it to the Colombian city of the world's biggest migra- Montilla, a cook from the bridge crossings into Colom- One lengthy stretch of road
Cars crowd during morn- of Medellin with his wife, who tion movements in recent Venezuelan state of Guarico bia are still closed, compelling connecting the border city of
ing rush hour after a we- is seven months pregnant. years, Venezuelans are once who was approaching Colom- migrants to flee through ille- Cucuta to Bucaramanga fur-
ek-long ‘golden week’ But the couple had run again fleeing their nation's eco- bia's capital after traveling gal pathways along the porous ther inland used to be home
holiday in Shanghai on Fri- out of money for transporta- nomic and humanitarian cri- with her family for 27 days. 1,370-mile border with to 11 shelters for migrants.
day. �AFP tion by the time they reached sis. Motorcyclists queue to fill the tank of their bikes in a gas station
Before the pandemic, over Venezuela.The dirt roads are Most have been ordered to
Pamplona, a small mountain Though the number of in Caracas on Friday. Venezuela launched this Monday a plan to
5 million Venezuelans had controlled by violent drug close by municipal govern-
town over 300 miles (482 km) people leaving is smaller than distribute gasoline according to the registration numbers of left their country, according trafficking groups and rebel ments trying to contain coro-
Pak bans Tik Tok: Pakista- away from their final desti- at the height of the Venezue- the vehicles, a measure in response to the severe fuel shortage to the United Nations. The organizations like the Nation- navirus infections.Before the
n's telecom watchdog on nation. Unable to buy a bus lan exodus, Colombian immi- in the Caribbean country. � AFP poorest left on foot, walking al Liberation Army. pandemic broke out, Douglas
Friday banned the popular ticket, Hernndez pinned his gration officials expect 200,000 through a terrain that is often The return of Venezuelan Cabeza had turned a shed
Chinese video-sharing app hopes on catching a ride on Venezuelans to enter the coun- earning higher wages and ilies. scorching but can also get migrants is already happen- next to his house in Pam-
TikTok after getting num- the back of a truck. It was the try in the months ahead, sending money back to The new migrants are frigidly cold. ing even though the border is plona into a shelter that housed
erous complaints against safest way to cross the Paramo enticed by the prospects of Venezuela to feed their fam- encountering decidedly more As governments across closed, said Ana Milena Guer- up to 200 migrants a night.
its immoral content. The
regulator took the step
after a final notice was
French hostage released
given to TikTok to comply
with the instructions for
development of an effec-
tive mechanism for a pro-
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: after four years in Mali
a ctive moderation of its
unlawful online matters. AP
Russia to sponsor truce talks ASSOCIATED PRESS
BAMAKO (MALI), 9 OCTOBER

Protest in Indonesia: Prot-


ests in many Indonesian
Putin issued a statement calling for a break in the fighting between Armenian & Azerbaijani forces A 75-year-old French aid
worker held hostage for four
cities turned violent on years by Islamic extremists in
Thursday as thousands of ASSOCIATED PRESS Lebanon's Armenians. Mali arrived Friday in France
enraged students and wo- MOSCOW, 9 OCTOBER Red, blue and orange ~ and says she wants to return
rkers criticized a new law Armenian flags are flown on to her aid work with mal-

R
they say will cripple labour ussia moved to stop the balconies, windows and roofs nourished children despite the
rights and harm the envi- worst escalation of of buildings in Bourj Ham- ordeal.
ronment.Clashes between fighting in the sepa- moud, Beirut's main Armen- Relatives enveloped Sophie
demonstrators and police ratist region of ian district. Anti-Turkish graf- Petronin in a huge embrace
broke out near Jak- arta's Nagorno-Karabakh in more fiti in English and Armenian after she descended from the
presidential palace . AP than a quarter-century by mark walls all over the streets. plane at the Villacoublay mil- French President Emmanuel
offering to host cease-fire talks Fighting has raged since Sep- itary airport southwest of Macron (R) stands next to
on Friday. tember 27 in the separatist Paris, where she was greeted French aid worker Sophie
Petronin (C) who is wel-
Lithuanian diplomats: Late Thursday, Russian region of Nagorno-Karabakh, by French President
comed by her family after
Lithuania said Friday it had PresidentVladimir Putin issued leaving several hundred dead. Emmanuel Macron. Macron suspected jihadist hostage-
decided to recall five diplo- a statement calling for a break The enclave lies within expressed joy and relief at her takers freed the 75-year-old
mats from Minsk, the capi- in the fighting between the Azerbaijan but has been under release, thanked the Malian from nearly four years of cap-
tal of Belarus, with a Armenian and Azerbaijani the control of ethnic Armen- authorities and promised tivity in Mali upon her arrival
government spokes- forces that have raged for near- ian forces backed by neigh- that the French military would at the Villacoublay military
woman saying Belarus had ly two weeks over the region. Child refugees from the Nagorno-Karabakh region sit and smile in Dilijan, some 120kms from boring Armenia since 1994, continue its fight against ter- airport near Paris on Friday.
demanded that 11 diplo- The Kremlin said Putin's ini- Yerevan on Friday. � AFP when a truce ended a years- rorism in the West African
mats be sent home. Last tiative followed a series of calls long war that killed an estimate region. JNIM are believed to still
week, Lithuania recalled its with Armenian Prime Minis- continued overnight. dents are staying in shelters, but wouldn't give any details 30,000 people.On the other side Petronin was released with hold. Freedom for the four
ambassador to Belarus for ter Nikol Pashinian and Azer- Fighting with heavy artillery, some of which are in the base- of the conversation. of the latest fighting, Turkey has three other hostages from came just days after the Malian
consultations under pres- baijani President Ilham Aliyev. warplanes and drones has ments of apartment build- The call follows Macron's sent hundreds of Syrian oppo- Mali and Italy this week. Bells government released nearly
sure from Minsk. AP The latest outburst of fight- engulfed Nagorno-Karabakh ings. Facing international calls conversation with the Armen- sition fighters to back its ally, tolled in the Italian hometown 200 militants and sent them
ing between Azerbaijani and despite numerous interna- for a cease-fire, Azerbaijan ian prime minister late Thurs- Azerbaijan, according to a Syr- of a priest also released. by plane to northern Mali,
Armenian forces began Sep- tional calls for a cease-fire. made its acceptance condi- day. Macron's office voiced ian war monitor and three Petronin said she had been fuelling speculation of an
Pak journalist: A Pakistani tember 27 and marked the Both sides have accused each tional on Armenia's with- hope that a truce could be nego- Syria-based opposition activists. treated relatively well during imminent prisoner exchange
court has restrained the biggest escalation of the other of targeting residential drawal from the region. tiated soon, noting that it was Lebanese-Armenians have captivity. Her account con- that some fear could further
Federal Investigation Age- decades-old conflict over areas and civilian infrastruc- Armenian officials say coordinating its efforts with the been sending money and aid trasted with that of fellow destabilise the country.
ncy from arresting a phys- Nagorno-Karabakh. ture. Turkey is involved in the con- Kremlin. as well as campaigning in the ex-hostage Soumaila Cisse, a It was not immediately
ically challenged journalist The region lies in Azerbai- On Thursday, a historic flict and is sending Syrian Armenia-Azerbaijan con- media in support of ethnic prominent Malian politician known whether a ransom
over his alleged objection- jan but has been under con- cathedral in the town of Shusha mercenaries to fight on Azer- flict draws in fighters from Armenians in the enclave, who recounted months of was paid, though extremist
able tweets.The Islamabad trol of ethnic Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh came baijan's side. Turkey has pub- Mideast: For the past two which they refer to as Art- arduous conditions before a groups have long funded
HC issued the orders on a backed by Armenia since the under shelling, a shell pierc- licly backed Azerbaijan in the weeks, Raffi Ghazarian has sakh. precarious trip to their extrac- their operations with such pay-
petition filed by journalist end of a separatist war in 1994. ing its dome and damaging the conflict but has denied send- been glued to the TV at home The support they can give tion point, arriving in Mali's ments from European gov-
Rana Mohammad Arshad, The Kremlin said Putin interior. No one was hurt in the ing combatants to the region. and at work watching news is limited -- Lebanon is pass- capital 48 hours after first ernments.
directing that no adverse proposed calling a cease-fire attack, but hours later more In an interview with CNN about the fighting between ing through a severe economic being released. Cisse, who had been kid-
action shall be taken to exchange prisoners and shelling wounded two Russ- Arabic aired Thursday, Azer- Armenian and Azerbaijani crisis, and banks have imposed I hung on I prayed a lot napped earlier this year while
against the petitio- collect the bodies of dead sol- ian journalists inspecting the baijan's president admitted that forces.If it goes on, the 50-year- tight capital controls.Lebanon because I had a lot of time, campaigning for re-election
ner,the Dawn reported. PTI diers, adding that the top Azer- damage. The Azerbaijani mil- Turkish F-16 fighter jets have old Lebanese of Armenian is home to one of the largest Petronin told reporters at the as a legislator, told Mali's
baijani and Armenian diplo- itary denied targeting the stayed on in Azerbaijan weeks descent says he's ready to Armenian communities in the French Embassy in Bamako. state broadcaster ORTM that
mats were invited to Moscow cathedral. after a joint military exercise, leave everything and volunteer world, most of them descen- I transformed detention ... into after months of captivity
Typhoon to hit Japan: A for consultations. According to the Nagorno- but insisted that they have to defend his ancestral land. dants of survivors of the 1915 a spiritual retreat, if one can things began to move quick-
slow-moving typhoon off The Russian Foreign Min- Karabakh military, 376 of its ser- remained grounded. Armen- Some from Lebanon's large genocide by Ottoman Turks. say that.” Petronin was ly at end of September.
Japan's southern coast istry said they confirmed their vicemen have been killed since ian officials had earlier claimed ethnic Armenian population An estimated 1.5 million released alongside Italian He said late Thursday that
has triggered gusts and attendance Friday, but there Sept. 27. Azerbaijan hasn't that a Turkish F-16 shot down have already travelled to join died in massacres, deportations hostages the Rev. Pierluigi he had made a proof of life
rain across a large part of was no immediate comment provided details on its military an Armenian warplane, a claim the fight, according to mem- and forced marches that began Maccalli and Nicola Chiacchio, video on 26 September, and
the country and could from Armenia or Azerbaijan to losses. Scores of civilians on both that Turkey and Azerbaijan bers of the community, in 1915 as Ottoman officials and Cisse, a prominent Malian earlier this week he was freed.
bring heavy rains to the the Russian initiative. sides also have been killed. have denied. Aliyev's office although they say the numbers worried that the Christian politician. There was no imme- Still, security conditions pre-
Tokyo region next week, Azerbaijani officials and Stepanakert, the capital of said French President are small. The new eruption of Armenians would side with diate information about the vented them from reaching
though it was not expect- Nagorno-Karabakh separatist Nagorno-Karabakh, has been Emmanuel Macron called him violence in the Caucasus region Russia, its enemy in World five other foreign hostages that the northern town of Tessalit
ed to make landfall. AP authorities said heavy shelling under intense shelling. Resi- Friday to discuss the conflict, strikes close to home for War I. the Islamic militants from for two more days.

BLESSING IN DISGUISE US military blindsided by Trump's Kyrgyz president


declares state of
new Afghan troop withdrawal emergency
ASSOCIATED PRESS withdrawal could undercut home by Christmas”. amidst protests
WASHINGTON, 9 OCTOBER negotiations to finalize a peace He reinforced early with- MOSCOW, 9 OCTOBER
deal between the Taliban and drawal plans on Thursday
The US military was blindsided the Afghan government. morning, in a Fox Business The embattled president of
on Thursday by President They also fear a hasty with- Channel interview that under- Kyrgyzstan ordered a near-
Donald Trump's assertion drawal could force the US to stated the number of troops ly two-week state of emerge-
that all US troops will be out leave behind sensitive military currently in Afghanistan. ncy Friday in the capital in
of Afghanistan by the end of equipment. And they con- Multiple US officials, speak- a bid to end the political tur-
the year, with US officials say- tinue to stress that the Taliban ing on condition of anonymi- moil that has been sparked
ing they are not aware of such has still not met requirements ty to discuss sensitive troop by a disputed parliamentary
a plan and have gotten no actu- to reduce violence against details, said they know of no election.
al order to accelerate the more the Afghans, a key element of plan for either new deadline. President Sooronbai Jeen-
gradual pullout they've been the US withdrawal plan. Instead, they pointed to com- bekov decreed that the state
executing. The Taliban welcomed ments Wednesday by Nation- of emergency, which starts at
Trump's comments, laid Trump's announcements, al Security Adviser Robert 8 p.m. Friday and runs thr-
out in a confusing progression which started with a tweet on O'Brien, who told an audience ough 8 a.m. on Oct. 21, could
of comments and a tweet, Wednesday saying “we should in Las Vegas that “as of today, include a curfew and travel
alarmed Pentagon and State have the small remaining there are under 5,000 and restrictions. He also ordered
Palestinian protesters pray amidst tear gas smoke fired by Israeli security forces to disperse a demonstration against the expan- officials who fear that putting number of our BRAVE Men and that will go to 2,500 by early the military to deploy troops
sion of settlements, near the village of Beit Dajan, east of Nablus, on Friday. � AFP a definitive date on troop Women serving in Afghanistan next year”. to Bishkek, the capital, to
enforce the measure.
It was unclear whether

China joins COVAX alliance for global distribution of its Covid vaccines police and the military would
comply with the order.
Jeenbekov has faced calls
to step down from hundreds
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA ments. On October 8, China briefing that China is finalis- sus reached by both sides and participation in this pro- more momentum to our mis- vaccines to a number of lower of protesters who stormed
BEIJING, 9 OCTOBER and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, ing the modalities of its par- this is a good result for both, gramme and accommodates sion to ensure future #Covid and middle-income nations government buildings the
signed an agreement, offi- ticipation with officials of Gavi she said. the interests of other countries,” vaccines are distributed equi- a move the Chinese leadership night after Sunday's parlia-
China has officially joined the cially joining COVAX, Chinese and agreed to buy 15 COVAX Purchase of this percent- she said. tably because no one is safe may see as a better bet for its mentary vote was reported-
World Health Organization's Foreign Ministry spokesper- vaccines to administer them age only accounts for one per Hua, however, did not until everyone is safe,” Seth diplomatic agenda than join- ly swept by pro-government
COVAX alliance to equitably son Hua Chunying said in a to the Chinese population. cent of the national popula- directly respond to questions Berkley, chief executive of ing the WHO-backed scheme, parties. The demonstrators
distribute Covid vaccines statement on Friday. As far as I know, many Chi- tion but it demonstrates our whether China would also Gavi, tweeted. South China Morning Post also freed former President
around the globe, ending spec- This is an important step nese vaccine companies have support to the programme,” simultaneously provide the WHO announced in August reported on September 23. Almazbek Atambayev, who
ulation that it plans to supply China has taken to uphold the expressed willingness to join, Hua said, adding that any vaccine to countries of its that 172 economies are now Hua said , China continues was sentenced to 11 years in
them on its own to develop- concept of a shared commu- and technical experts from both larger purchase by China to choice.According to Gavi, total engaged in discussions to to focus on ensuring that prison in June on charges of
ing countries to improve its nity of health for all and to hon- sides are currently in close com- cover its 1.4 billion population commitments from govern- potentially participate in developing countries have corruption and abuse of
image dented by the pan- our its commitment to turn munication about develop- would deprive the vaccine ments as well as from organ- COVAX, a global initiative equal access to appropriate, office that he and his sup-
demic since it emerged in Covid vaccines into a global ment, certification, supervi- opportunity to people from a isations such as the Bill & aimed at working with vaccine safe and effective vaccines. To porters described as a polit-
Wuhan in December last year. public good, she said, appar- sion and other aspects,” she number of countries. Melinda Gates Foundation manufacturers to provide that end, we have solemnly ical vendetta by Jeenbekov.
According to the WHO, ently refuting reports that said. If the participating popu- have reached USD 1.8 billion. countries worldwide equi- pledged to make vaccines The turmoil marks a third
countries should join the China plans to distribute the China has been in com- lation in China is too large then For its part, Gavi has wel- table access to safe and effec- developed and deployed by time in 15 years that protesters
Covid Vaccine Global Access vaccines to developing coun- munication with COVAX par- vaccines for other countries will comed China's participation. tive vaccines, once they are China a global public good, have moved to topple a gov-
Facility (COVAX Facility) by Sep- tries on its own ahead of devel- ties and will purchase vaccine be less. This is clear math. The “Delighted to welcome China licensed and approved. which will be provided to ernment in Kyrgyztsan, a
tember 18 but not later than oped countries. for 15 million people in China, 15 million is an appropriate to the #COVAX Facility! This China has already promised developing countries as a pri- Central Asian nation of 6.5 mil-
October 9 with upfront pay- Hua later told a media this is based on the consen- number. This shows China's announcement gives even access and loans for potential ority”. lion. AP

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����������������������������� thrown by an all-round KKR against Chennai Super Kings two CSK all-rounder Kedar Jad- CSK bowling will be up against
team, which is a fine blend of days ago. After a string of poor tain Dinesh Karthik, who is yet company, and the player from hav's selection will be under the a strong RCB batting line-up
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���������������������������� three wins. Notwithstanding a Eoin Morgan is a huge presence at the number three position at ers from his food poisoning, he quarters. It remains to be seen of recalling Ruturaj Gaikwad or performance against CSK.
����������������������������� couple of in the middle- the start of the tournament. will make his first appearance if the Super Kings opt to jetti- picking N Jagadeesan, who Kohli aside, young Devdutt
reverses, KKR Kings XI vs KKR: Match order which also However, his captaincy has in the ongoing IPL and that will son the 35-year-old given the has been warming the bench Padikkal has looked in good
����������������� ��� are gradually begins at 3.30 pm IST. has Nitish Rana, been excellent in the game be a huge boost for KXIP. team's propensity to give play- since the 2018 season. While touch, while AB de Villiers has
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������������������������� Sofia Kenin (in photo, bottom) having won every set, too. But An aggressive bowling display direct throw with Delhi slump-
��������������������� entered 2020 with an 11-11 she hadn't played anyone close coupled with some good field- ing to 51 for three at the end
���������� record in Grand Slam action. to Kenin's caliber. ing saw Rajasthan Royals of powerplay. Marcus Stoinis
Never had made the quarter- The lefty from the Czech restrict Delhi Capitals to a then made spinner Shreyas
�������������������������� finals at any clay-court tour- Republic had grabbed 77% of below-par 184 for eight in an Gopal pay for bowling short,
����������������������� nament until this trip to Roland her service games in the tour- Indian Premier League match clobbering him for successive
����������������������������� Garros and lost her only tune- nament, but Kenin stole two of here on Friday. Desperate to sixes. Tyagi and Rahul Tewa-
�������������������������� up match on the surface 6-0, the first three. Part of it was strong snap their three-match los- tia then further stymied the
��������������������� 6-0 last month. Look at the 21- returning. More of it was the ing streak, RR opted to field run flow before Hetmyer
������������������������ year-old American now. manner in which Kenin was and the bowling unit delivered smashed Tye for a six to bring
��������������������������� Already the owner of a major moving Kvitova around, push- with Jofra Archer (in photo) up the 100 in 13th over. Stoi-
�������������������������� trophy from this year's Australian ing her this way and that and (3/24) taking three wickets and nis then sliced at a wide deliv-
����������������������� Open, the No. 4-seeded Kenin pinning her to the baseline spinner Rahul Tewatia (1/20) ery to hand Tewatia a wick-
�������������������� moved into the French Open with well-struck forehands and and Kartik Tyagi (1/35) cap- et in his last over to leave at
final by beating No. 7 Petra Kvi- backhands. turing one each. DC at 109 for five. Hetmyer
������������� ������������ tova 6-4, 7-5 Thursday. Kenin Also working in Kenin's Playing his first IPL match Skipper Iyer then smashed two then took over the mantle and
���������������������������� will carry a 16-1 mark in Grand favor was an ability to sense this season, Andrew Tye also fours off pacer Varun Aaron hit Tye for a four and six
���������������������������� Slamaction this season into Sat- where a ball was headed and took one wicket but he con- (0/25 in 2 overs) and then before launching Tyagi for suc-
���������������������������� urday's championship match use her speed to track it down, ceded 50 in his four overs. The Prithvi Shaw (19 off 10) cessive sixes. But the young
���������������������������� against Iga Swiatek of Poland. repeatedly stretching points Capitals' posted the lowest first deposited him into the stands India pacer had the last laugh
������������������������ I'm going to be, like, an that seemed lost. innings total at the ground this after Tyagi dropped the open- as the West Indies batsman
�������������������������� 'underdog,' Swiatek said, using Eventually, that appeared to season. er in the previous ball. How- was holed out at the long-on
������������������������ her fingers to make air quotes. make Kvitova play as if she felt The two run outs of the ever, Shaw couldn't stay boundary. In the 18th over,
��������������������������� Swiatek is just 19. She's that she needed to try to do more, dangerous Shreyas Iyer (22 off longer as Archer induced a Axar Patel (17 off 8) blasted
������������������ ranked 54th. She's never won maybe do too much, because 18) and Rishabh Pant (5) also top-edge from the batsman two fours and a six off Tye to
a tour-level title. She'd never been she would cut off points early proved crucial. Shimron Het- and then completed the catch rack up 22 runs.
��������������������������� past the fourth round at a Slam. by attempting to end them myer smashed a 24-ball 45,
������������������������� And she's been as dominant as and, too often, she would miss studded with five sixes and
������������������������� can be so far at the French Open. the mark. By the end, Kvitova a four to emerge as the top- ����������
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al and Liverpool legend Rob- East Bengal captain also. in a lacklustre match in Buenos world rankings. a second French Open title as
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������������������������� Mohan Bangur said on Friday. revealed that the team will be era stadium and the chants of visitors from the spot with four Busta on Wednesday.
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�������������������� tract last night (Thursday) and along with Mohun Bagan make as early as the 12th minute walked out onto a chilly Court my legs or movement or game
����������������������� Robbie Fowler is expected to it a 11-team ISL. when he put Argentina ahead ����������� Philippe Chatrier with the itself."
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������������������������ in a week,” Bangur, who has East Bengal or Shree Cement Ocampos was fouled inside the first game back and the ner- In London, three England also needed treatment on his problem was, he said: "I had
���������������������������� acquired a majority stake in East East Bengal as per your inter- penalty area. vousness makes it compli- players scored their first inter- upper arm during the match. some neck issues and some
�������������������������� Bengal, confirmed the devel- pretation. We as a corporate Argentina had lost just one cated," the Barcelona striker national goals to give Gareth It looked as though Carreno shoulder issues. I don't want
������������������������� opment to PTI from Dubai. group and as per the guidelines of their last eight World Cup said. Southgate's experimental Busta was primed to cause an to get really too much into it.
������������������������� “As of now, we have offered we cannot prefix 'Shree Cement' qualifiers against Ecuador The three points, howev- team a comfortable 3-0 win upset when he won the first I'm still in the tournament, so
��������������������������� him a two-year contract which to East Bengal so we have and although they could not er, were more than welcome over Wales in a friendly at set, but Djokovic survived to I don't want to reveal too
���������� ������������������ could be extended in due decided to name the team as add to the scoreline, they for a side who had not won a Wembley Stadium on Thurs- win 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 and move much."
����� course,” Bangur said. 'SCEB,” he said. never looked in danger of los- major title since lifting the Copa day. into his 10th French Open It was Carreno Busta who
Fowler's name was doing Premier League's all-time ing a scrappy game against lim- America in 1993. The win, In-form Everton striker semi-final today when he will Djokovic was facing in the
������������������������ the rounds for more than a seventh highest goal scorer with ited opponents. "It was impor- which extended Argentina's Dominic Calvert-Lewin net- play Greek fifth seed Stefanos fourth round of the US Open
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��������������������������� was caught in the logjam of mer English striker was a prod- we know how difficult the under coach Lionel Scaloni, second-half goals from Conor "I definitely didn't feel a female line judge in the
������������������������ transfer of power from East Ben- uct of Liverpool youth acad- qualifiers are and all the was also positive given that Coady and Danny Ings secured great coming into the court throat with a ball that he had
����������������������� gal to Shree Cement Limited emy and made his senior team matches are going to be as hard seven of the starting line-up the win in the warm-up game today. Few swatted away in frustration,
������������������������� and was made less than 24 debut in 1993. as this one," Messi said. With had never played a World Cup for Nations League matches things happened in the ending in his disqualification.
���������������������������� hours after the impasse ended He has been the third- the South American quali- qualifier previously. Argenti- against Belgium and Den- warmup," said the world No. The Spaniard accused
��������������������������� on Thursday. higest goalscorer for the Reds fiers twice pushed back from na's next game is on Tuesday mark. It was the first time 1, who looked constrained, Djokovic of gamesmanship on
������������������������� “We have already lost some where he played till 2001 before the scheduled start in March, against Bolivia in La Paz, while three players have scored especially on his trademark Wednesday as he felt the Serb
����������������������� valuable time but I'm not bit- switching allegiance to arch- it was almost a year since Ecuador return home to face their first England goals in the backhand early on. did not have any genuine
�������������������������� ter about it. It's a process and rivals Leeds United and then either team had played a full Uruguay, who beat Chile 2-1 same game since June 1963 "I had to deal with those health issues. "Each time he
������������������������ �� it takes time. We are handi- Manchester City. international and Messi said in their opener earlier on against Switzerland. England physical issues. As the match is in trouble, he usually does
����������������������� capped as we are short on In his managerial career, that inaction contributed to Thursday, the same day. host Belgium on Sunday and went on, I felt better, didn't feel it... " Carreno Busta said. "Every
������������������������� preparation, but hopeful about Fowler was with A-League the poor spectacle. The top four teams in Denmark onWednesday in the as much pain. Especially for time a match gets complicat-
������������������������ making up for it. We will put side Brisbane Roar FC last "We hoped the level of South America's 10-team Nations League while Ryan set and a half, he was the bet- ed, he asks for medical assis-
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����� will be announced in a couple fourth. been almost a year since we Qatar 2022 and the fifth- Ireland and Bulgaria. "I didn't have much of for a long time."
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