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Red alert
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10 districts �����������������
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The India Meteorologi-
cal Department issued INCIDENTS OCCURRED rubbles. They were rushed
to hospital.
in QF, to take on red for 10 districts of
Madhya Pradesh fore- in Rewa, Singrauli In neighbouring Sin-
grauli district, two sib-
���������� Belgium in last 4 casting heavy to very
heavy rains in the next
24 hours.
following heavy rain
lings died, while their
parents sustained in-
juries when a wall of a
BJP govt in UP �������� These districts include ������������������ company office collapsed
anti-Brahmin, ����� Gwalior, Shivpuri, ������ on their mud house. This
Ashok Nagar, Guna, Da- incident took place in
anti-Dalit:Mishra A determined Indian tia, Sheopur, Bhind, Six people, including four Jayant Chowki under Vin-
����� ����������������� men's hockey team ad- Morena, Neemuch and minors of two families, dhyanagar police station,
������������������� vanced to the Olympic Mandsaur. were killed and five sus- Singrauli.
������������������������ semifinals for the first The India Meteo also tained injuries in two ma- Police station in charge,
����������������������� time in 49 years, beating sounded an 'orange alert' jor incidents of house col- Abhimanyu Dwivedi, said
�������������������� Great Britain 3-1 in the for heavy to very heavy lapse in Rewa-Singrauli that the wall of a company
����������������������� quarterfinals here on Sun- showers till Monday districts on Sunday.• The office collapsed on the
��������������������� day, a triumph which morning in 17 districts - houses collapsed following shanty leaving two chil-
�������������������������� leaves the side within Rewa, Satna, Sidhi, Sin- heavy rain in the two dis- dren of a labourer killed on
������������������������� touching distance of a tricts on Sunday early the spot. The deceased have
�������������������������� medal that has proved elu-
������������������ morning. been identified as• 10-year-
��������������������������� sive for over four decades. ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������� The first incident was re- old• Neeraj Munda• and his
The eight-time former �������������������������������������������� ����������������� ported in village Bahera- 2-year-old sister• Sanika.

Olympic champions Ghuciyara of Rewa district Their father, Bhola Munda
������������������������� scored three field goals grauli, Sagar, Chhat- where a wall of a mud (32), a resident of Jhark-
��������� through Dilpreet Singh tarpur, Damoh, Panna, house collapsed on six hand, his wife and his sev-
Fauci says more (7th minute), Gurjant Tikamgarh, Niwari, members of the family en-year-old daughter Ragi-
Singh (16th) and Hardik Bhopal, Raisen, Rajgarh, while they were asleep. ni sustained injuries after
'pain and suffering' Singh (57th) to seal the Sehore, Vidisha, Agar Four members of the fami- they came under the wall
still ahead

win. Great Britain's lone and Shajapur. ly, including two minors, debris• • Ragini is on the
����������� �� goal was scored by Sam Showers ranging from were killed, while two oth- ventilator at Nehru Hospi-
��������������������������� Ward from a penalty cor- 115.6 mm to 204.5 mm or ers suffered severe in- tal, Dwivedi added.
���������������������� ner in the 45th minute. above along with thun- juries. Rewa collector said that
��������������������� India will take on world derstorms and lightning Rewa collector T Illiya relief work is underway in
���������� ���������������� champions Belgium in the are very likely at isolated Raja said• 35-year-old man the village and an ex-gratia
�������������������������� semifinal on Tuesday. In- places in 10 district Manoj Pandey, his mother amount of Rs 4 lakh for
������������������������ dia's last of the eight where red alert has been Kameli Pandey, 60, two each of the deceased will
��������������������� Olympic gold medals came ��������������������������������������������� sounded. daughters Kajal and Aan- be provided to the surviv-
������������������������� way back in 1980 Moscow ����������������������������������������������������� Heavy showers also chal Pandey• aged 7 and 8 ing family member. A sum
����������������������� Games but there were no ������������������������������������������������� lashed several parts of years respectively were of Rs 20,000 was given to
������������������������� semifinals in that edition as ����������������������������������������������������� the state in the 24-hour killed. perform the last rites of
������������������������ only six teams participated ���������������������������������������������������������� period ending at 8.30 Manoj's wife and her son the deceased.
�������������������������� in the event. ������������ am on Sunday. were found lying under the ������������

India assumes UNSC presidency Ready for arrest: Himant

24,000 children died Bus overturns in
by suicide from
2017 to 2019: NCRB �������� MP, 13 injured ����������������������� N-E states' borders to be demarcated
���������� ���� Modi to be first Indian PM to ��������
through satellite imaging
India on Sunday assumed ������� Assam Chief Minister Hi-
�������������������������� the rotating presidency of preside over UNSC meeting manta Biswa Sarma, on �����������������������������������
���������������������� the United Nations Securi- ���������������������������������������� At least 13 people were in- Sunday said he is ready to ������������������������������������
���������������������� ty Council (UNSC) and will ����������������������������������������� jured, including three criti- be arrested by Mizoram Po- ����������������������������������������������
������������������������ be hosting signature ������������������������������������ cally, when a sleeper coach lice if it helps bring peace ��������������������������������������
��������������������� events related to maritime ����������������������������������� bus overturned on the between the neighbouring �����������������������������������������
������������������������� security, peacekeeping, �������������������������������������� Bhopal-Sagar highway states of Mizoram and As- �����������������������������������������
���������������� �� and counterterrorism dur- �������������������������������������������������������������� near Vidisha on Sunday sam, whose police engaged �����������������������������������������
�������������������� ing the month. ��������������������������������������������������������� morning, police said. in a fire fight six days ago, ��������������������������
������������������������ India took over the presi- ����������������������������������������������������� The accident took place at leaving seven dead.
���������������������� dency from France. Am- ���������������������������������������� around 5.40 am near Hirnai The Assam chief minis- nal conspiracy' levelled uation to normal, I am ready
bassador of India to United India will always be a voice of moderation: EAM village on the highway, lo- ter, while asserting that against his Assam counter- for that. I will not seek bail
Nations, TS Tirumurti cated about 50 km from the only talks would help re- part and indicated these are from Gauhati High Court,"
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thanked France Perma- ������������������������������������������������� state capital Bhopal, Civil solve the row, told reporters likely to be withdrawn. he said dramatically.
J&K extends nent Representative to the �������������������������������������������������������� Lines police station in- that he would not seek bail "If I am served a summon, Mizoram's police had also
UN, Nicolas de Riviere, for charge Kamlesh Soni told to avoid any summons by I will go on a `padyatra' (jour- filed FIRs against six Assam
closure of schools steering the UN Security
PTI. The bus, carrying 22 Mizoram Police. Sarma's ney to galvanise opinion) police officers over the clash.
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Council for the month of passengers, was heading to- statement came after Mizo- from Silchar to Vairengte Sarma however said he will
����������������������� July. month of July. India takes with India on strategic is- wards Sagar from Bhopal, ram chief secretary said (the town where Assam offi- protect the officers and will
������������������� "Thank you Ambassador over the Presidency for Au- sues as maritime security, he said. Thirteen passen- earlier in the day that the cials have been summoned) not “allow them to be investi-
����������������������� @NDeRiviere, PR of gust," Tirumurti tweeted. peacekeeping, and counter- gers were injured and con- state's chief minister had and join the probe. “If they gated by Mizoram police for
����������������������������� France for steering the UN Meanwhile, France said terrorism. dition of three was critical, frowned on charges of `at- (Mizoram Police) arrest me an incident which occurred
����������������������������� #SecurityCouncil for the it is committed to working ������������ the official said. tempt to murder and crimi- and that (helps) bring the sit- in Assam.”
������������������� Shah says UP on top in law and DELTA VARIANT
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2 test + in city
order situation, lauds CM Yogi CHINESE
������� ������������ ���������������� was an atmosphere of fear in
������������������������� western UP because of which
�������������������������� Ahead of the 2022 Uttar people were leaving the area,
��������������������������� Pradesh Assembly elections, women felt unsafe, the land ��������
������������������������ Union Home Minister Amit mafia was grabbing the land �������
�������������������������� Shah on Sunday praised the of the poor people, incidents
���������������������������� Yogi Adityanath government of firing in broad daylight and The highly contagious
�������������������� for taking the state to the “top riots were rampant,” Shah Delta variant of the
������������������������� spot” in terms of law and or- said. "In 2017, the BJP prom- Covid-19 has raised major
���������������������� der. ised that we will make UP a de- concerns in China as it
������������������������� Addressing a function after veloped state and also revamp spread to 18 provinces
������������������������� laying the foundation stone of its law and order. Today in with fresh cases emerging
����������������� the Uttar Pradesh State Insti- 2021, I can say with pride that in capital Beijing on Sun-
������������������������ tute of Forensic Sciences in Yogi Adityanath and his team day.
������������������������ Lucknow, Shah said BJP gov- For six years till 2019, I trav- have taken UP to the top spot At least 18 provinces in
����������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ernments work for the devel- elled a lot in UP. Hence, I know in terms of law and order,” he China have sounded alarm
�������������������������������������������������� opment of the poorest people. the earlier UP very well. There added. ������������ about COVID-19 as more
than 300 domestic cases

Schoolchildren looting villagers posing as Naxals arrested

were detected in 10 days,
posing great challenges to
the country as it deals with
the worst epidemic in
months, official media re-
��������������� local said. Police have arrested tion, the accused revealed that form and they handed them mon- ported.
������ four persons in this connection they used to stay in rented ac- ey. The boys used two motorbikes At least 27 cities in 18
and also recovered weapons used commodation for study but these to carry out such acts, the SDOP provinces reported more
Police arrested four persons, who in the crime, NCC uniforms and days they are facing difficulty in added. One of the victims San- than 300 confirmed cases in
posing as Naxals allegedly looted money looted from villagers, De- meeting their expenses. tosh Karma said, the boys first at- recent days, including Bei-
six houses in two Dantewada vil- vansh Rathore, SDOP Kirandul During the meeting, one of the tacked his mother and after beat- jing, Jiangsu and Sichuan,
lages. They used their NCC uni- said. accomplices, mastermind Nandu ing her they attacked me and dur- state-run Global Times re-
forms to pose as Maoists, Dante- Meanwhile, the mastermind, Karma revealed that his team ing the fight when I overpowered ported on Sunday.
wada police officials said. Nandu Karma son of Joga Kar- used to loot villagers in the name one of the attackers, the rest ac- The number of medium
Among the arrested three were ma, a Congress leader-cum-Jan- of Naxals in Gongpal village by cused put a knife on my mother's and high-risk regions
minors. However, the master pad member, is found abscond- using fake AK-47 rifle and Naxal throat and threatened to kill her. across the country rose to
mind of the plot is absconding. ing. "Police are carrying out uniforms. Finally, five boys So we handed them Rs 20,000 95 on Sunday, of which 91
After the arrest, people found raids and he will be arrested agreed to execute the plot, the which was in our possession. are medium-risk regions
that activities of banned Maoists soon," the SDOP said. SDOP said. In the beginning, we decided and four are high-risk re-
outfits started attracting school- On the complaints of villagers Out of five, four boys wore the not to complain, later on we got gions, including Dehong
children in the Naxal-affected ar- of Dugeli and Padar, Bacheli po- uniform and raided the houses. information of such incident oc- Prefecture of Yunnan, Nan-
eas. They thought collecting lice station limits, police teams As the boys attacked the houses curred in a nearby village and jing of Jiangsu and
money from the villagers may be were formed and the suspects in the wee hours, the villagers then we filed a police complaint, Zhengzhou of Henan, the
an easy way out, one Dantewada were nabbed. During interroga- failed to identify the NCC uni- the victim said. report said.
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Man's mysterious suicide
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������������������������� Nehru Park to be renovated

with 50-years-ago facilities
��������������������������� A toy train which earlier used to do the rounds of the grounds
is scheduled to run on the campus of the park
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While the department of Indore Smart City Develop-
higher education (DHE)
opened a window to register
for centralised admission
� ��������������������
ment Limited will redevel-
op and renovate the 'retro'
Nehru Park providing all
counselling through which �������������������������� the facilities which used to
students will be allocated to ����������������������� be there in the park 50-
colleges, minority institutes �������������������������� years-ago.
started granting direct ad- ����������������������������� The renovation and rede-
mission to students on Sun- ������������������ ������������ velopment work of Nehru
day. ����������������������������� Park, which is one of the
Although Sunday was a ����������������������������� oldest parks in the city, has
holiday, some colleges with ��������������������� been in progress for almost
minority institute status ������������������������� three years and has a target
had called their staff to ���������������������������� of completion by December
work for admitting the stu- ��������������������������� 2021.
dents. Colleges with minori- �������������������������������� The project was initially
ty institute status had al- ����������������������� started by Indore Munici-
ready done registrations of ������������������������� pal Corporation, which lat-
students wishing to take ad- ������������������������� er left the project unfin-
mission to courses that they ����������������������������� ished. Ultimately, the ball
offer. As the DHE gave the ��������������������� dropped in Smart City's
go-ahead for starting the ad- ����������������������� court and it is is now devel-
mission process, the minori- ��������������������������� oping the park.
ty colleges started uploading �������������������
details of students on the e- ���������
pravesh website.
Take note: Admission in
traditional courses, such as
BA, BSc, BCom and LLB, are
granted in two modes-online
and offline.
A s in the previous years, government and minority colleges in
Indore district are going to be the first choice of students.
Students who want a course of their choice irrespective of
I n view of the Covid-19 situation, the DHE
has scrapped the mandatory condition of
verification of documents in colleges. The
While colleges with minor- his/her percentage of marks are going to make a bee- verification will be done online
ity institute status are al-
lowed to grant admission in
line for the minority institutes. However, students
participating in centralised online counselling are
Race for through a helpdesk set up at the gov-
ernment colleges. Only those stu-
the offline/direct mode, oth-
er colleges accept admis-
going to give preference to such government colleges
as Holkar Science College, New Science College, Gov-
ADMISSION dents whose document verification
could not be done online will have to
sions in the online mode ernment Law College, Atal Behari Vajpayee Arts and show up at any government college � Smart City has changed
through centralised coun- Commerce College, Old GDC and New GDC. near their home and get the job done. the entrance gate of
selling. Students would have a choice of seven colleges, priori- Verification of documents will start on the park and, now,
Students wishing to take ty-wise, at the time of registration. The DHE will prepare a Monday. For P-G courses, verification will there will be only one
admission in the direct merit list of the students and, accordingly, allocate admission to continue till August 8 and U-G courses till entrance
mode need to just walk into the colleges. August 13.
minority colleges with eligi- � There will be a foun-
bility documents in hand. pravesh website. round counselling. A total of will be held at the college have also been addressed be- tain inside the park
And those who want to par- The deadline for registra- three rounds of counselling level. fore the admission season with many plants sur-
ticipate in online admission tion for admission to the PG will be held. Two rounds A major concern of stu- started. The results of all rounding it
counselling are required to courses is August 7 and UG will be conducted by the dents over the results of the the qualifying exams, bar- � A toy train which earli-
register themselves on the e- courses is August 12 in first- DHE, while the third round qualifying examinations ring BA final year, are out. er used to run is sched-
uled to run on the cam-

Pattern of CTET Exam changed

pus of the park
� Many leafy plants and
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������������������������������������������� trees will be planted in
the garden area of the T he park is said to be more than 50 years old. Earlier,
������ Will assess less of factual knowledge and more of �����������������������������������������������
������������������������������������������������� park to make it look
it was called BISCO-PARK. It was the only amuse-
ment park at that time where a toy train used to run.

The Central Board of Second-

conceptual understanding The CTET examination will ������������������������������������������������� more dense and green The train was the main attraction of the park, which
used to remain open to all and only the train ride was
ary Education (CBSE) has be conducted in the online mode � �������������
� There will be a library
charged. Also, many eateries and street food sellers
changed the examination pat- � There will also be swings used to crowd round the park entrance gates
tern for the Central Teacher's in the present CTET syllabus test for free. NEXT EXAM IN DEC '21/JAN '22
Eligibility Test. This year's and question paper format. CBSE will issue detailed no- According to Smart City NEW PARK, NEW RULES
question papers will be pre- The CTET examination will be tification regarding the sched-
�� ����������������������������������������������
officials, the project cost
pared to assess less factual
knowledge and more concep-
tual understanding, applica-
conducted in the online mode.
The CBSE will set up facilita-
tion centres in the districts
ule for submission of the on-
line application form for the
next examination of CTET
around Rs 7.96 crore. ISCDL
is trying to bring back that
touch of the old park in its
T he park will now no longer be free for all to visit
because, in the past, it had become a hub of antiso-
cials and and a meeting ground for couples. According
tion, problem-solving, reason- where the Candidates will be and dates of examination, in
��������� new version, adding a few to Smart City officials, now, there will an entry fee.
� �����������������������������
ing and critical thinking with- able to take an online mock due course. advancements in its infra- People who go to the park daily for their morning and
structure and such other evening walks will have the facility of passes. No
things. obscene acts will be tolerated

Farewell to union leader Dholi
AT VARIOUS OLD-AGE HOMES Special Kirtan Darbar, prayers
������ to commemorate occasion He said that a team of
senior members of the
AOSI, including Dr DK
On the occasion of Bone Taneja, Dr Pramod INDORE: To commemorate Guru Purab of came to Indore from Thali, Ropar for the
and Joint Week, which is Neema, Dr Anil Mahajan, Guru Harkrishan Sahib Maharaj, a two-day event.In the Ragi Jatha, Hazuri Ragi Bhai
being celebrated in the Dr Alok Jain, Dr Vikas special Kirtan Darbar began on Sunday at Amandeep Singh, Bhai Tarlok Singh and
first week of August, the Rathore, Dr Saurabh Gurdwara Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji, Bhai Sohan Singh from Gurdwara Imli
Association of Or- Gupta, Dr Anuj Nigam, Sant Nagar. Sahib attended the Gurmati Diwan being
thopaedic Surgeons of In- Dr Aamir Johar, Dr Giving information about the pro- decorated in Sant Nagar.
������������������������������������������������ dore (AOSI) organised Harshwardhan Dawar, gramme, president of Shri Guru Singh Sab- Sikh community members offered spe-
����������������������������������������������������� voluntary service camps Dr Puneet Maheshwari, ha, Indore, Manjit Singh Bhatia and gener- cial prayers and conduct 'ardas' to the
���������������������������������������������������� at various old-age homes Dr Manish Bajaj, Dr Ra- al secretary Jasbir Singh said, "Akhand Guru for seeking help in fighting coron-
���������������������������������������������������� of the city to provide con- jeev Kelkar, Dr Vaibhav Path Sahib was started at 9 am on Saturday avirus. Guru Harkrishan had taught
����������������������������������������������������� sultation and treatment to patients. Goyal and Dr Pravan Mahajan, participat- to commemorate Guru Purab." Sikhs about caring for the suffering
���������������������������������������������������� "We contacted all the old-age homes ed in the camp and gave their services to The Kirtan Darbar started on Sunday at through caring for cholera and smallpox
������������������� across the city, but some of them refused Jyoti Niwas, Dashrath Ashram, Pancham 8:30 am. Morning Diwan was decorated victims. The message from Guru Harkris-
to attend the camp because of the Covid Shri Human Care Foundation and Shri from 8:30 am to 11:45 am and evening Diwan han that was recited and remembered by
situation. We organised the camp at many Ram Mahila Sewashram. will be decorated from 6:45 pm to 10:15 pm. the community members on Sunday
Music prog in Madan Mohan's memory places and checked over 200 elderly peo- Along with treatment, free medicines On Monday, the main Diwan of Gurpurab morning was: "As you learn to have faith
��������������� ple," secretary of the AOSI Dr Saket Jati were also distributed by the association will be decorated from 7:30 am to 12:45 am. in God's Will, you will attain to realms sor-
���������������� said. members. Gurmati thinker Bhai Sukhwinder Singh rowless. Eternal peace will be yours."

'Senior citizens are like precious pearls'

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Cop feted for her compassion St Joseph's Church cele-
� Fr Naveen pre-
brated Grandparents' Day pared the gifts
by inviting all the grand-
parents and senior citizens which were dis-
of the parish community. tributed all
Around 42 grandparents around. Everyone
and senior citizens gath- was given a piece
ered at the church in Nan- of cake which was
danagar at 10.00 am on Sun-
day to celebrate Holy Mass. prepared by Sis-
Fr Thomas Rajamanikam, ters Anista and
the parish priest, celebrated Rosy
the Eucharist. Shoba Kum-
rawat and Sharman Fran- � Covid-19 protocols
cis read from the Holy were strictly fol-
Bible. Fr Thomas Raja- lowed by everyone
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and preaching, mentioned
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� Grandparents and sen-
���������������������������������������������� ior citizens are the and grandchildren cept changes is essential � Spending more time in life and faith in which Se- tion and their charisma.
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��������������������������������������������������� like precious pearls struments of blessings � Accommodating and re- After the Mass, there was Catherine Menon and songs. Sebastian played
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���������������������� and peaceful in their ap- � Preparing to accept the lifestyles and suggestions following grandparents pated. Sr Celine explained Raphael played the Casio.
proach to their children new generation and to ac- of the younger generation shared briefly about their about St Anne's Congrega- The choir also performed.
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A car review company re-
viewed the Mercedes-AMG GT
which measures 11.3
km. It is one of the few
places in the world
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been developed for testing a
wide range of high-performance
R speeding it over 0-300 kph at which is long enough to � ����������������������������������������������������������������������� vehicles. These include two-
the newly made tracks, Nation- attempt a 0-300 kph wheelers, four-wheelers, com-
al Automotive Test Tracks (NA- timed acceleration run. mercial vehicles, three-wheelers
TRAX) in the Pithampur area, Recently, the track and even tractor-trailers. This
officials said on Sunday. was inaugurated by means supercar manufacturers,
Dr N Karuppaiah, additional Union minister such as Lamborghini and Fer-
director and centre head, NA- Prakash Javadekar. rari, too, can test their vehicles
TRAX, said the car was driven at This high-speed track at this facility
NATRAX's High Speed Tracks in Pithampur near In-
(HST). The supercar took just dore is spread over 1,000 acres to develop vehicles with more ��������������������� ���� track is oval-shaped and has 250 kph and is capable of han- ety of vehicle testing-ranging
33.03 secs to reach 300 kph from and has been developed by the efficiency. It could be a major � The NATRAX is the longest four lanes dling a maximum speed of up from braking, high-speed
standstill; the record was National Automotive Test boon to the Indian auto indus- such testing tracks in India and to 375 kph on the curves runs, mileage accumulation,
achieved at the tracks. The re- Tracks (NATRAX). try, as it will help industry the fifth-longest in the world ��������������������� high-speed handling, coast
view was done by Autocar India.
Autocar India states on its of-
This high-speed testing track stakeholders to test a wide � It is 11.3 km in length and 16
is something that could help range of vehicles in the coun- metres in width The testing tracks have been
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sumption evaluation, stability
ficial website that the record the Indian automobile industry try. � This high-speed testing designed for neutral speeds of The test tracks allow a vari- and so on.

MOLESTATION OF WOMAN AT MYH Key figure in spurious

������������������������ liquor case identified
������������������ Local police will bring him from Khargone

police's custody for questioning
In the spurious liquor case
that has led to the death of Sudhwani of Panchsheel Kalka Prasad.
four persons, police investi- Nagar who had supplied After the four deaths, po-
gations are showing that the liquor to Tarun. Bunty's two lice had arrested Paradise
spurious liquor being sup- accomplices named Navin bar owner Yogesh Yadav,
plied in Indore and other and Sonu were Sapna Bar owner Vikas
����������������������� ���������������� ������������������� nearby districts
UP also arrested. Baredia and two suppliers
are the work The trio used named Pravin and Pankaj
�������������������������� �������������������� ��������������� of the same to supply liquor to vari- on Saturday. Pankaj and
gang and the ous bars and individuals in Pravin informed the police
�������������������� ��������������������� ��������������� key person is one Kalka the city. Bunty Sudhwani that they used to bring
Prasad, who was arrested confessed that he used to liquor from Bunty alias
������������������ after the incident so that by the Khargone police a bring liquor from Manish Rahul Borade. Police
What was she would remain isolated.
"Later, after I got dis-
couple of days back.
Police now plan to bring
Sukhwani of Burhanpur.
Manish was arrested in
brought Rahul for question-
ing, but before he could be
A 55-year-old woman who
was allegedly molested by the incident? charged, the hospital staff
took me out of the hospital
him from Khargone and in-
terrogate him about the en-
Burhanpur on Saturday and
was brought to Indore on
interrogated properly he
died, allegedly after con-
a ward boy on the fifth
floor of Maharaja Yesh-
wantrao Hospital a few
A woman was alleged-
ly molested by a
ward boy in the wash-
through the back door and
dropped me home in an
ambulance," she said,
tire network involved in
supplying spurious liquor.
SP (West) Mahesh Chand
Sunday and he told police
that he had links with Kalka
Prasad, and used to pur-
suming poison. However,
police found that Rahul also
used to buy liquor from
days back, reiterated her room of ward no 28 on adding, "I will lodge a com- Jain said one channel of in- chase liquor from him, Kalka Prasad.
charge and said that earli- the fifth floor of MY Hos- plaint against the accused vestigation started when through another person. Meanwhile, Bunty, Navin
er also she wanted to press pital. Hospital adminis- now." the condition of Tarun of SP Jain said in a parallel and Sonu were produced be-
charges against the ward tration had called police Police station in-charge Juni Indore, who had con- investigation that started af- fore the court on Sunday
boy, but the hospital staff for investigation but she of Sanyogitaganj police sumed spurious liquor, dete- ter the death of four persons where Bunty and Navin
didn't allow her to lodge had refused to lodge any station Rajeev Tripathi riorated. On the basis of in- who had consumed spuri- were sent to police remand
the complaint. complaint. said, "We had sent a female formation provided by ous liquor in two bars last till August 3 while Sonu was
Talking to the media on sub-inspector to investi- Tarun they arrested Bunty week, also pointed towards sent to jail.
Sunday, she alleged that gate the matter who talked
the hospital staff threat- complaint with hospital to the woman. She refused
ened her by saying that
they won't give her any of "T he woman didn't lodge any complaint even to us
but we sent a letter to the police and requested a
staff but they didn't listen
to me and later the lady
to lodge any complaint and
even told the sub-inspector
Lok Adalat Over 43,000 people to get
her treatment papers if probe in the matter. We kept her in a private room to guard there threatened me that nothing had happened
at HC on
she pressed charges
against the ward boy and
also impressed upon her
keep her identity a secret. She had refused to lodge a
complaint and had even denied the incident as well."
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whether I wanted the treat-
ment papers or not," the
victim told the media per-
with her. We kept the state-
ment recorded. If the
woman wants to lodge a Sept 11
1st and 2nd dose vax today
that if the matter came son. complaint even now then ������������������ provide the second dose of
out, it would ruin her im- hospital for dialysis and the washroom for adminis- She also alleged that the she can approach the cops ������������������ ������ Covaxin with the leftovers
age in the community. on July 27 night, the ac- tering enema but he mo- hospital staff kept her in a of the nearest police sta- ������ of about 5,000 doses in
"I was admitted to the cused ward boy took me to lested me. I tried to lodge a private room for two days tion." The district health depart- stock. We were facing a
Lok Adalat will be organ- ment has planned to vacci- shortage of vaccines, but,
ised on September 11 for nate more than 43,000 people now, we've received over

UGC extends deadline for NET qualified

mutual settlement and with the first and second 40,000 doses from the state
EXCISE DEPT'S ACTION CONTINUES settlement of pending cas- doses of vaccine on August and will use them for run-

19 bottles of IMFL, 225

es in Indore bench of 2 as they have got a stock of ning the drive on Monday.

candidates for completing Masters

Madhya Pradesh High vaccines from the state. We've demanded more vac-
Court. According to immuniza- cine doses from the state

quarters of country bility for lectureship / assis- tions for NET, candidates
Vinod Kumar Dwivedi,
secretary and principal
registrar of High Court
tion officer Dr Tarun Gupta,
they will run vaccination
drives at 120 centres across
and we're expecting to get
them by next week," Dr Gup-
ta said.
liquor seized
������ tant professor, have not been who are pursuing their Legal Services Committee, the city and people can take He added that the state had
able to complete their Master's Master's degree or equiva- said that in the National the first and second doses of again started an online slot
INDORE: The state excise department contin- University Grants degree or equivalent course lent course or candidates Lok Adalat, compoundable Covishield and only the sec- booking system for vaccina-
ued its crackdown on sale of smuggled\spurious Commission (UGC) has either due to unavoidable who have appeared for their criminal cases, cases un- ond dose of Covaxin. tions and people could book
liquor for the third consecutive day on Sunday extended the deadline for delays in conducting universi- qualifying Master's degree der Section 138 of the Ne- "Along with the first dose their slots through the
morning and seized 19 liquor bottles of a partic- National Eligibility Test ty examinations or declara- (final year) examination and gotiable Act, money recov- of Covishield, they will also CoWIN portal.
ular brand of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (NET) qualified candidates tion of results thereof caused whose result is awaited or ery related matters, mo-
(IMFL) from a flat. One person was arrested. to complete their Masters. by Covid-19 pandemic." candidates whose qualifying tor accident compensa-
Acting on a tip-off, a team of excise sub-inspec- Besides, for candidates who "In the interest of the affect- examinations have been tion claim case, matri-
tor Nitin Ashapure raided a flat owned by Somil are still pursuing their ed candidates, UGC has taken delayed can also apply for monial case, labour dis-
Gupta in Snehlataganj. During the search, the Master's degree courses or a decision to extend the last this test. " pute case, land acquisi-
excise officers recovered 19 bottles of whiskey expecting the final results can date for completing the The notice, however, clari- tion case, electricity and
and 225 quarters containing country liquor. The also sit for UGC NET 2021. Master's degree or equivalent fies such candidates are water tax/bill related
excise officers believed that the accused, Somil However, date of UGC NET course with requisite percent- admitted provisionally and case (except non-com-
Gupta, used to sell the liquor from his place. 2021 has not been finalized as age of marks as per the eligi- are considered as eligible for poundable cases), serv-
The seized liquor appears to be spurious so yet. bility conditions of NET till award of JRF/eligibility for ice matter which is relat-
forensic investigation is also being done to check In a public notice, UGC sec- June 30, 2022 for December assistant professor only after ed to retirement bene-
the quality of the liquor. The accused is being retary Rajnish Jain said, 2018 qualified candidates and they have passed their fits, revenue cases , civil
questioned about his source of the liquor. Value "Some of the candidates, who December 31, 2022 for June Master's degree or equiva- cases and all other nego-
of seized liquor is Rs 50,000. stood qualified in the 2019 qualified candidates," the lent examination with requi- tiable cases will be set-
After the deaths due to spurious liquor in the December 2018 and / or June notice reads. site percentage of marks tled on the basis of mu-
city, the excise department is taking action 2019 for Junior Research The notice also states that within two years from the tual agreement.
against the bootleggers continuously. Fellowship (JRF) / or for eligi- as per the eligibility condi- date of NET result. There is also a provi-
sion to refund the court
fee paid by the govern-
FRIENDSHIP DAY ment after the matter is
resolved through Lok

Friends have a blast! 'Houseful' at

Adalat, he added.

Ralamandal, 14K throng zoo

������������������ avirus. From early morning people
������ were seen celebrating the day with
like-minded people in unique ways.
Unlike last year, Indoreans celebrat- Fitness enthusiasts led by Vikram
ed Friendship Day with enthusiasm Awardee Yoga trainer Pankaj Soni
and took part in gatherings and par- created an inspirational symbol of
ties on Sunday. Every restaurant and peace and prosperity at Ralamandal.
hotel had a long queue of friends Other fitness groups went on hikes,
waiting to dine in together. Friends walks and cycle rides to outskirts of
from all walks of life thronged public the city. Some seniors from Bal
places including picnic spots, Niketan gathered and relived their
Ralamandal, city zoo, malls, clubs, school memories with an interactive
etc. event. Since Covid-19 outbreak and
Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya enforced protocols, most festivals and
recorded its highest footfall since days have lost their usual pomp and
Covid-19 outbreak. The footfall celebrations. However, this
recorded was 14,000 said Dr Uttam �������������������������� Friendship Day, people were fearless
Yadav, city zoo-incharge. and came together to celebrate the
"There are multiple reasons for the visitors as it was 'housefull' with shifts, which is rare. day. Most public places had special
huge turnout; from desire to see the 1,500 visitors spending the day at the "Usually, the shifts run even on decor and offers to further lure in
black tiger to celebrating with sanctuary. "The parking was full and weekends are about 15 to 18," Vaskil groups of friends. This year, social
friends on this special day," said Dr how can we allow so many people to said. media did not float with pictures of
Yadav. The bird aviary was the per- crowd, where we have animals," Cops were stationed at many places friends until late evening, when peo-
fect friends' click destination, Dr Dinesh Vaskil SDO (sub-divisional to ensure compliance to Covid-19 pro- ple posted pictures of the day.
Yadav added. officer) Ralamandal said. He added tocols. However, people still crowded
Ralamandal had to close its doors to that even wildlife safari ran about 30 at places and forgot the fear of coron- ����������������������
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MAXIMUM: 29.0°C, MINIMUM: 21.5° C
MORNING: 89per cent, EVENING: 70 per cent
SUNRISE: 6.10 am , SUNSET: 6.41 pm

Mahakal Sawari in Chandramouleshwar form to be taken out today

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The second ride of Baba Due to the ride, there will be a change in the dar-
Mahakal during the month shan arrangement at the Mahakal Temple. The ��������������� their faith kept them go- devotees turned up wear- urday, Sunday and Mon- three to four kilometres to
of Shravan will be taken devotees can avail of the darshan of the presiding ������ ing. They hailed Baba Ma- ing masks. day. But it collapsed on get darshan. On an aver-
out here on Monday. Baba deity at the temple from 5 am to 1 pm and 7 pm to 9 hakal on their way to dar- During the darshan on Sunday. age they spent three to
Mahakal’s Sawari will be pm. Darshan will be only open to the devotees who Mahakal Temple here wit- shan. last Monday, a stampede Devotees from across the four hours in queues.
taken out on a silver palan- have pre-booking. Early darshan will not be per- nessed a huge influx of Due to the high number like situation was created. country arrived for dar- Collector Ashish Singh
quin. mitted on the day. All the roads leading to the tem- devotees on Sunday. The of devotees, the system of From Saturday, the Ma- shan and their queues claimed that the devotees
Due to Covid-19 out- ple will be closed for commoners at 1 pm. devotees walk for three to pre-booking failed and the hakal temple administra- reached near Jaisinghpu- are having darshan with
break, the second ride four kilometers to avail of administration made the tion had changed the sys- ra. Most of the devotees great ease.
will also be taken out on the darshan. entry open for all. The tem and provided for en- coming from outside had The collector said that
curtailed route. It will return via Harsiddhi Pal. and will be streamed live Devotees reached the arrangement to check the try of devotees from the not done pre-booking, so number of devotees is
reach Ramghat via Bada The ride will be telecast on social media. People temple walking barefoot vaccination certificates side of Chardham temple. the darshan was opened large so we have allowed
Ganesh Mandir, Harsid- live on the Temple Man- can witness the Mahakal on the path muddied due and the Covid test report This arrangement was for all. everyone to avail of dar-
dhi Chauraha, Sid- agement Committee’s ride from the confines of to rain. Despite the hassle also failed. Most of the to be implemented on Sat- Devotees had to cover shan.
dhashram. The ride will website, local channels their home.

���������������������������� Mill Workers’ Union unhappy with 6

months payment extension to MP govt
���������������� He expressed displeasure The MLA performed the the secretary and sought a
������ as the organisers failed to pujan but expressed his reply in two days. The sec-
arrange for a foundation anger that the protocol of retary has asked him to re-
BJP MLA Bahadur Singh laying stone. the public representative spond as to why he did not
Chauhan threatened a pan- In the video the MLA is was violated. make the preparations for
chayat secretary during a seen threatening the pan- It is against the rules to the Bhoomi Pujan pro-
public event. A video of chayat secretary Rad- perform Bhoomi Pujan gramme properly though
the event has gone viral. heshyam Sisodia, that he without the stone laying the information about the
The MLA had come to will take such action that stone, he said. program was shared well
Gogapur Panchayat on Sat- he will not forget in his On Saturday itself, Jan- in time.
urday to perform the bhoo- lifetime. He also threat- pad Panchayat CEO Tagore has sought a reply
mi pujan of work costing ened to shift him to Priyanka Tagore has is- from the reply secretary
Rs 15 lakhs. Burhanpur. sued a show cause notice to within two days.

211 saplings planted Teachers of govt

at Police Lines colleges to stage
phased agitation ���������������
���������������� write to the Chief Minister
������ and public representatives The meeting of the work- After hearing the argu- of the government, he re- implemented. The employ-
urging them to fulfill their ers of Binod Mills Sang- ment, the justice gave 6 quested the people’s repre- ees are not following the
Teachers of the govern- demands including pay- harsh Samiti was held un- months’ time. Bhadauria sentatives to take responsi- Chief Minister’s an-
ment colleges will launch a ment of arrears of 7th der the chairmanship of termed the extension as bility of the cause of the nouncement. The gather-
phased agitation to press UGC pay scale, dearness Harishankar Sharma at unfortunate and disap- labourers. He demanded ing observed silence for
their demands. Divisional allowance and house rent the Labour Camp on Sun- pointing. Six months time that representatives of two minutes to pay tribute
president of Professors’ allowance. In the second day. Hundreds of workers was also given on the con- trade unions and textile in- to the mill workers who
Association Dr Keshav- phase, from August 16 to attended the meeting. dition that 10% of the dustry trade unions be in- died of Corona.
mani Sharma, and District August 25, the attention of Omprakash Bhadauria dues of the workers will cluded in the SAIL commit- The meeting was ad-
president Ravi Mishra de- the government would be narrated the proceedings be deposited within 4 tee. dressed by Omprakash
clared here that a phased attracted through gate of the Supreme Court. He weeks. The SAIL Committee has Bhadauria, Laxminarayan
agitation will be launched meetings, poster display, said that the judge or- Harishankar Sharma ex- been constituted by the Rajak, Pradyot Chandel,
from August 2 to August 14 raising slogans, conch dered the imposition of 12 pressed anger over the pa- High Court. Sharma also Phoolchand Mama, San-
the teachers will work by shell, playing of thali % fine, but the lawyer of thetic condition of the demanded that Chief Min- tosh Sonar, Ramesh Shar-
sporting black masks and among other measures. the government, cried Co- workers even after 75 years ister’s announcement of ma, Geetabai, Rajubai
���������������� ham Sadguru Band com- black bands. Agitations will be held fol- rona and sought an year’s of independence. Question- giving food slips to the Bundela, Arjun Comrade,
������ prising children of Shri The teachers will also lowing corona protocol. extension. ing the policy and purpose workers of closed mills be Mishrilal Sahu.
Ramakrishna Balgriha
Under the 10-day Ankitot- and Maa Sharda Balika
sav to celebrate the 37th
birthday of Ankit Village,
Griha. Sudhir Bhai Goyal,
the founder of Sevadham
RUCKUS AT NILGANGA POLICE STATION ���������������������������

the social workers of Se- Ashram said that under
vadham Ashram organ- imitative to plant 11,000
ised a plantation pro- saplings, 211 saplings of
gramme at the Police Lines Neem, Bud and Peepal ���������������� ed with the Hindu Jagran leged that the on Sunday accusing the landlord.
in Ujjain on Sunday. were planted to conclude ������ Manch so a large number their tenant and his The commotion at the po- ���������������������� ter. As Sandeep was un-
The event was organized the Ankitotsav. Inspector of workers reached the brother-in-law tried to lice station continued for conscious, he was taken to
under the special hospi- Jai Prakash Arya support- In the area under Nilgan- police station to lodge a rape her. She revealed her a long time. ������������������ hospital, where he was de-
tality of SP Satyendra ed the cause. ga police station, a minor complaint. ordeal to her parents who The dispute is also be- ��������������������� clared brought dead.
Shukla and ASP Dr Cops, children, youth and girl has alleged that 2 Terming the allegations rushed with her to the po- ing linked to eviction of “As soon as we spotted
Ravind Verma and ASP elders of Sevadham under men tried to rape her as baseless, the tenant’s lice station. the house, said sources. ������������������� them drowning, we start-
Akash Bhuria. the leadership of Kanta while she was alone at wife raised a ruckus at Wife of the tenant Till late in the evening, ����������������� ed rescue and took them
The chief guests were
welcomed by the Sevad-
also planted her home on Sunday.
The landlord is associat-
the Nilganga police sta-
tion. The minor girl al-
reached reached the po-
lice station and started
the police had not regis-
tered a case.
����������������������� out. Unfortunately, one of
them could not be saved,”
�������������������� Santosh, who is deployed
as a diver at Ghat, said.
Lack of road hassles Somcharhi villagers ����������������
������� PANCHANG 2.7.2021
Officers of Scouts and Guides ���������������
condition of the kuchcha
road is such that commuters
representative too have
failed to pay heed to the de-
A youth from Uttar
Pradesh drowned while
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fete chief patron of state Somcharhi village of the

block has been waiting for
do not use out of fear that
their vehicle might get stuck.
The kuchcha road is also
velopment of this road. Con-
gress despite being power for
about 1.5 years, also ignored
taking a dip in Kshipra
river in Ujjain on Sunday.
According to informa-
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���������������� development since Inde- the only stretch available for this road. Incumbent MLA tion two friends identified ����� �����������������������������
������� pendence. Villagers are has- nearby villages like Aalakhe- Manoj Chawla has also failed as Sandeep Sharma, 21 ���� ������������������������������� ���������������
sled due to unpaved roads da and Khajuri Deora of Alot to resolve the problem, they and Vishal Tiwari, 22, ���������
On the World Scarf Day, and lack of drains. Situated development block. added. from Aligarh in Uttar � �
the officers of Bharat only 16 kilometre away from Raju Tailor, deputy “The people of these vil- Pradesh had come to Uj- � �
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Scouts and Guides reached the block, Somcharhi village sarpanch Amar Singh Gujar, lages are shown rosy dreams jain to visit Lord Mahakal
the Raj Bhavan to meet the comes under Gram Panchay- residents of village Som- of development during the Temple on the occasion of
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Governor. at Devgarh. Despite claims charhi and social worker Ji- time of elections. Once the Friendship Day. They ����
Governor Mangubhai that every effort is being tendra Goyal said, “Jitendra elections are over the elected went to Kshripra River to
Patel congratulated the of- made by the CM of the state Gehlot, son of ex-Union min- representatives never bother have a holy dip. While tak- �
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ficers andmotivated them and the Modi government at ister Thawarchand Gehlot, to make these dreams a reali- ing a dip, Sandeep ven- � ���
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to serve the society and the center to connect the vil- was MLA from the con- ty,” they said. Till their elected tured into deep water and ��������
the country and through lages, the unpaved road from stituency from 2013 to 2018. representatives remain apa- started drowning. His
the initiatives of Bharat scarf. State media in- cellency the Governor. Somcharhi to Devgarh bears He claims that he has devel- thetic to the plight of their friend Vishal swam him to � � � � �� � � � � �� � � � � � � � � �
Scouts and Guides. State charge of Bharat Scouts State secretary Ashok testimony that the ground re- oped his Assembly con- constituents- the residents of save him, but duo started RUNNING CLASSIFIED
secretary feted the Gover- and Guides Radheshyam Janvad, joint state secre- ality is in stark contrast to the stituency but will he explain villages like Somcharhi will drowning. DISPLAY CLASSIFIED 7 DAY 500/-
nor pinning a badge of Chowrishia said that, af- tary Anita Ankulnerkar tall claims of the govern- why this road remain a testi- be forced to walk with their On seeing them drown- 50/- SQ.CM. B/W.
15 DAY 1000/-
30 DAY 1500/-
Chief Patron and State ter taking over as the and state training com- ment. The distance between mony of neglect?” they luggage, rations bag and oth- ing, the divers deployed at 75/- SQ.CM.
Training Commissioner Chief Patron, the scout missioner (Scouts) B. Ale Somcharhi and Devgarh is added. er essential items over their the Ghat reached and took
(Scouts) and by gifting a pledge was read by His Ex- were present. about 3 kilometers but the Not just him, other public head while commuting. out both youths from wa-
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Umaria love snapped ����������� ������������������������
antri ji’s love for Umaria district he developed all
of a sudden in the past one year or so surprised
many in his department and outside. It could have
hardly been hidden from outside world given his fre-
quent visits to the districts and snoopers being active.
The message was bound to go to the top bass and then
there was a certain transfer. Of late, he has stopped
visiting the district, much to relief of officials of his
department in the district, who had to be on their toes ������������������������������������������������������������ ����������������������������
all the time till Mantri ji stayed there, to take care of
arrangements. ������������������������������������������������������ ��������������������������
Power pangs ������������������
V indhya region mainly Rewa and Satna recorded
very heavy rain leaving over 300 people stranded.
Many villages were totally waterlogged and have lost

S hocks of power bills are not only affecting people

across the state but also this senior IAS officer. Not
that he has got a power bill unexpectedly on higher
Forecasting heavy-to-ex-
tremely heavy rain accom-
road connectivity. Rainwater has even left many urban
pockets waterlogged. Villages including Ghuchiyari,
Bahera, Lane, Baghiri, Khara, Semaria, Badagaon, Lal-
side but he is supposed to rectify ‘inflated’ power bills panied with lightning, the gaon received heavy rain. The State Disaster Response
mainly from influential people, some running into meteorological department Force (SDRF) team has been pressed into service. Col-
lakhs of rupees. Technocrats are technocrats. They on Sunday issued red and lector Dr Illayaraja T and other officials took stock of
justify the high electricity bills in most of the cases orange alerts for 27 dis- the situation in flooded areas. People living in 25 mud
and the IAS officer has no other option but to listen to tricts of Madhya Pradesh. houses were rescued from various areas.
his subordinates. Minister concerned too is upset as The department has Besides, heavy rain has left water bodies and reser-
he can’t help several high and mighty. Last heard the sounded ‘red alert’ for voirs overflowing. Mandakini River is flowing above
officer is trying to get himself shifted to some other Gwalior, Shivpuri, Ashok ����������������� the danger mark in Rewa-Satna region.• Its other trib-
department to avoid these power pangs. • Nagar, Guna, Datia, Sheop- utaries have crossed their danger mark in their re-
ur, Bhind, Morena, spective areas
Pre-paid, top-up Neemuch and Mandsaur
districts where showers
������������������� Collector Dr. Ilayaraja T said the district administra-
tion teams are keeping a close watch in waterlogged ar-
G iven the transfer season a particular terminology
has resurfaced in the power corridors, mostly
associated with smart phones. Hence, one may hear
ranging from 115.6 mm to
204.5 mm or above along
with thunderstorms and
eas. Municipal Corporation teams have been pressed to
for speedy exit of rainwater flooding the areas, he
added. The administration has distributed 50 kilogram
‘pre-paid’, ‘Saheb not believing in post-paid’, ‘recharge lightning are very likely at �������� ���� grain to flood-affected people. A sum of Rs 5000 was also
voucher’, ‘validity extension voucher’, ‘top-up, and isolated places in the next ��������� ���� handed over to families whose household goods have
also ‘renewal licence fee’ etc to name a few in the 24 hours. been damaged following heavy rain, the collector said.•
power corridors. While many wait for the results to Seventeen districts for ��������� ����
come in the next few days, with bated breath an engi- which orange alert has West Bengal. The combina- jasthan during next 24 to 48
neer posted in a district in Bhopal division found been issued include Rewa,
���� ���� tion of all above weather hours. Moderate showers
much to his dismay that a contractor used the amount Satna, Sidhi, Singrauli, ��������� ���� systems is responsible for will continue their after as
that he (engineer) was supposed to get from him (con- Sagar, Chhattarpur, these heavy rains over the well for subsequent 48
tractor), to request a Bade saheb to shift the engineer Damoh, Panna, Tikam- ����� ���� Centre parts of the country. hours, but intensity will go
to another district. garh, Niwari, Bhopal, ������ ���� The well-marked low- down to some extent. There
Raisen, Rajgarh, Sehore, pressure area over SE Ut- are chances of flash floods
����� ����
Flag missing, Mantri ji in Vidisha,• Agar and Sha-
japur. Isolated places in
tar Pradesh will move in a
westerly direction along
and waterlogging over
many parts of Madhya
������� ����
P estered by transfer seekers a few ministers have
embarked upon a novel way to dodge such people.
The ministers have instructed their staff at their bun-
these districts are likely to
receive rainfall in the
range of 64.5 mm to 204.4 sure area is persisting over Pradesh. It is likely to move
���������������� ����
southern parts of Uttar
Pradesh and will merge
with the low-pressure area
Pradesh. Heavy showers
also lashed several parts of
the state in the 24-hour pe-
������� ����
galows to not hoist the national flag (A sign regarding mm along with thunder- neighbouring south-east west-northwest during the over South Haryana. riod ending at 8.30 am on
minister being outstation) and post on the gate ‘Mantri storms and lightning. Be- Uttar Pradesh. That is why next two days. ������� ��� Sunday.
ji pravas par hain’ (Minister is outstation). A transfer sides, rain or thundershow- areas in Madhya Pradesh And a low-pressure area
��� ��� ��������������������������� According to the official,
seeker from Raisen district who made several rounds ers are also likely to occur close to UP were experienc- is over Southern parts of Hanumana area in Rewa
of a minister’s bungalow to get answer every time that in most of the districts ing torrential rains, the of- Haryana. Axis of monsoon �������� ��� ����������������������� district received the high-
Mantri ji was outstation was taken aback when he saw falling under 10 revenue di- ficial said. trough extends from Gan- Heavy to very heavy rain est 155.4 mm rainfall, while
him driving out of his bungalow in the afternoon. visions, including Bhopal, According to meteorolog- ganagar to North Bay of ����� ��� is possible over western Raghogarh in Guna dis-
Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, ical department, a well- Bengal across south ��������� ��� parts of Madhya Pradesh trict of west MP recorded
Carried away despite Corona Chambal and Ujjain.
A well-marked low pres-
marked low-pressure area
is over southeast Uttar
Haryana, south
Pradesh, Jharkhand, and
����� ���
east Rajasthan and some
parts of Southwest Ra-
88 mm downpour during
the period.

O ften seen advising people to follow all the Covid

protocols and despite having been a Corona
patient himself a Mantri ji just threw every caution to
the wind during his recent visit to a Bundelkhand dis-
trict while overwhelmed by ‘massive’ welcome by Intermittent rain drenches city ‘Gandagi se
aazadi’ drive
Man arrested with
till Sunday, 5.2 mm recorded 3.5 kg of cannabis
party workers and others. The paradox is Mantri ji is
looking after a department which is supposed to be
looking after Covid patients in medical colleges and
interestingly, the Covid protocols being thrown to the by IMC
wind during his welcome came to be known through ��� ����� �������� ��� ����� �������� the police team reached the
his own tweets and posting of photographs.
������ ������ place, the accused tried to
flee the place. He was ar-
Conflict over authority rainfall measure � Heavy thundershowers with lightning are likely to
continue over Singrauli, Sidhi, Satna and Rewa
The Indore Municipal
Corporation started
A man was arrested while
he was waiting for some-
rested after a chase.
The accused has been

T here seems to be a conflict between a section of doc-

tors and their colleague who happens to be a bu-
reaucrat’s wife in a Bhopal based government hospital,
has crossed � Moderate thundershowers with lightning over
Neemuch, Mandsaur, Umaria, Shahdol, Anuppur,
their new drive, "Ganda-
gi se aazadi" (freedom
from uncleanliness) on
one to deliver cannabis to
in the Azad Nagar area on
Sunday. He is being ques-
identified as Jagdish Ki-
rade, a resident of the
Khudel area. During a
which is growing bitter by the day. Reports come at reg-
ular intervals from the hospital campus on both sides
256.9 mm so far Dindori, Ratlam, Ujjain, Agar, Rajgarh and Panna
� Light showers over Indore, Dhar, Jhabua, Shajapur,
Sunday in which teams
of officials visited sever-
tioned about the persons
from whom he had bought
search, the police seized
about 3.5 kg of cannabis
fuming at each other. Of late, words came out regard- Dewas, Bhopal, Sehore, Vidisha, Raisen, Guna, al areas of the city and the cannabis. from his bag. He was taken
ing a domestic servant being sent to the hospital, wear- ������������������ Sheopur, Chhatarpur, Katni, Hoshangabad, Sagar, took an oath along with According to the Azad Na- to the hospital station and
ing an apron to mark attendance on behalf of the par- ������ Damoh, Jabalpur and Mandla districts around noon the local residents for gar police station staff, a booked under Section 8/20
ticular doctor. No one knows what is the truth but the maintaining cleanliness tip was received that a per- of NDPS Act. He is being
tug of war between the two sides is getting curiouser The rain which started on in the area. son was waiting for some- questioned about other
and curiouser for the fence sitters. Saturday night continued 'LOW-PRESSURE AREA' The IMC commission- one on Nemawar Road to people involved in the
� ������ to drench the city intermit-
tently till Sunday noon.
About 5.2 mm rainfall was
A east
well-marked low pressure area lies over south-
Uttar Pradesh and its neighbourhood with
the associated cyclonic circulation extend-
er Pratibha Pal visited
Khajrana Ganesh Tem-
ple and along with the
deliver cannabis to. When crime.

���������� recorded from 8.30 pm on

Saturday to 8.30 am on Sun-
ing up to 7.6 kilometres above mean sea lev-
el. It's likely to move westwards to east Ra-
priests and shopkeepers
there, she took an oath Three arrested for
Airport to Mumtazbagh day, while 0.7 mm rainfall
was recorded till 5.30 pm by
jasthan across north Madhya Pradesh and
adjoining south-west Uttar Pradesh during
with them to keep the
temple premises and robbing minor boy
section on top priority the weather centre of the
Regional Meteorological
Department at the city's
the next two days
� �����������������������������������
surroundings clean. She
also planted saplings on
the premises.
INDORE: The Vijay Nagar police, on Sunday, arrested
three people for robbing a minor boy in an isolated place.
������������������ urday, MP Shankar Lal- airport. conditions will remain for The intensity of rain in- The team from IMC's Four knives were also seized from them and they are be-
������ wani stressed that this sec- With this, the rainfall the next couple of days. creased on Saturday night. Zone 12 visited at Sind- ing questioned further.
tion should be taken up on measure crossed 256.9 mm They added that, under The maximum tempera- hi Colony and took an ASP Rajesh Raghuwanshi said the activities of a cer-
The work of Metro Rail priority and warned (10.08 inches) so far. the influence of these condi- ture recorded on Sunday oath with the vegetable tain Lucky Chouhan were found suspicious as he was
project is going to restart against any laxity on part According to officials of tions, the western part of was 25.7 degrees Celsius, vendors, street vendors, released from jail a few days ago. The police came to
on August 15, and one of of officials. MD MP Metro the regional meteorological the state would continue to which was 3 degrees Cel- and shopkeepers for know that Lucky, along with his accomplices-Rahul
the first sections to be com- Rail Corporation, Manish department, the city's cur- witness moderate-to-heavy sius below normal, while keeping the place clean. and Kuldeep-had robbed a minor boy a few days ago.
pleted would be the one be- Singh said work of geo- rent total rainfall measure rainfall for a couple of days. the night temperature was Similar drives were The police arrested the accused and they were booked
tween Airport to Mum- technical, tendering and of 8.93 inches is about 15 Intermittent rain also 22.5 degrees Celsius, which conducted at several under the relevant sections on the complaint of the 15-
tazbagh. drawing designing have per cent less than last year's kept the night temperature was normal. Humidity was vegetable-fruits mar- year-old boy. The police said the accused had robbed
In a meeting held on Sat- been completed. rainfall. However, similar within the normal range. recorded at 95 per cent. kets in the city. other people too.

Cong to plan on floor management a Man killed Illicit liquor worth Rs 12L seized,
in road
day before Assembly Monsoon session accident whisky brought from Haryana
������ ���������������������������������������������� Simultaneously Congress
has also made a strategy in ������������������ ������������������ way station. He was

Congress has decided not

������������������������������������ which the members of
youth Congress and its oth-
������ ������ waiting for cus-
tomers at the rail-
to open its cards on the ������������������������������������� er affiliates will demon- A man was killed in a road The excise depart- way station with bot-
floor management strate- strate their strength on accident in the Khudel area ment seized liquor tles. The bottles were
gy for the Assembly Mon- Earlier, Congress had al- collected details on coron- streets by gheroing the on Sunday. He was going brought here from hidden inside car-
soon session beginning ready given instructions to avirus deaths and have state assembly during its somewhere when he was Haryana on Saturday. tons. He was also
August 9. State Congress MLAs to gather informa- also submitted questions Monsoon session. hit by a vehicle. The police The teams led by ex- booked under the
chief Kamal Nath is not in tion related to deaths due in the state Assembly. "The Unemployment among are investigating the mat- cise official Sajendra Sections 34 (1) and
Bhopal and will be return- to Covid-19 in their con- floor management and the youth and inflation will ter. Mori arrested four (2) of the MP Excise
ing on August 7. stituencies, vaccination strategy on how to corner be main issues outside the According to the Khudel persons in separate Act.
Meeting of party MLAs and other details related to the BJP government on is- House while MLAs inside police station staff, the de- actions. The illicit In a separate ac-
will be held just a day the pandemic. sues related to Covid-19 the House will corner the ceased has been identified liquor brought from tion, excise sub in-
ahead of the Monsoon ses- Congress MLA Kunal will be decided by the state government on its ap- as Tarun, 32, a resident of Haryana has raised spector (SI) Seema
sion on August 8 at former Chowdhary said that most chief Nath," said Chowd- proach on the corona pan- Dewas. He was hit by the doubts that it may be Kashishia seized a
CM Nath’s residence. of the MLAs have already hary. demic. vehicle on Khandel Pedmi spurious. This is car and 145 bottles of
Road around 3.30 pm. He alarming in wake of liquor from Govind

My family will not take 27% reservation

was rushed to hospital but incident recently re- Kukreja, 58, and
could not be saved. The po- ported in Indore Ram Prasad, 18,
lice are gathering informa- where spurious liquor from their houses in
benefit, says OBC welfare minister tion from the spot to ascer-
tain the circumstances un-
caused deaths.
Over 200 litres of
Lalghati and Idgah
Hills. The total
BHOPAL: My family plauded the announce- OBC community is more der which the accident hap- branded whisky were ton, said the officials. seizure is worth over Rs 12
will not take the benefits ment made by the Prime than 50 per cent and pened. seized from possession of As the teams asked him lakh, said excise depart-
of 27 per cent reserva- Minister Narendra Modi reservation for OBC of accused. During raids, the to stop, he tried to run ment. The excise depart-
tion other backward for 27 per cent reserva- 27% will not harm the Another accident sleuths seized 74 bottles of away leaving bottles but ment said action will con-
classes, said OBC wel- tion of other backward rights of other commu- liquor worth Rs 1.50 lakh was held and booked under tinue against illicit liquor
fare minister Ramkhi- class and 10 per cent for nity people. He made the In another incident, a from accused Ram Naresh. Excise Act. in the district. The cases
lawan Patel, while talk- economic weaker sec- announcement that in certain Nitesh was killed He was arrested from State In another raid, the ex- have been forwarded to the
ing to media here on tion in the NEET exam. coming future his family after he was hit by a car on Bank square. The team sig- cise teams booked local local police stations where
Sunday. The minister claimed will not take advantage Piwday Road. A relative of nalled the accused to stop resident Mazhar Khan the accused will be quizzed
The BJP leaders ap- that in the country the of 27% reservation. his was injured in the acci- at the square. He was car- with 72 bottles of liquor about their accomplices in
dent. rying bottles inside a car- worth Rs 1 lakh from rail- the supply.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it…
that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.

Status check on doubling farm income wages bring 30 per cent. This is the cover all small and marginal farm- to a natural calamity like flooding, these global price increases help the
Fiscal average for all households. If you fo- ers, and certainly not landless work- can wipe out whatever financial re- Indian farmer is yet to be seen. This

Moment of truth for Prudence

cus on small and marginal farmers,
who constitute 82 per cent of the
agricultural rural households, then
ers. Thus, out of an estimated 140
million farm households, the
scheme is able to reach 80 to 90 mil-
silience the household might have.
Last year, agriculture GDP grew
by 3.4 per cent even though the econ-
year, India has broken into the
ranks of the top ten agricultural ex-
porters of the world. The main ex-

Indian democracy Ajit Ranade their main source is wages and oth-
er allied activities. So, it is impor-
tant to remember that small and
lion households. This is an impor-
tant supplement, but not enough.
As per the NABARD survey, the
omy was in deep recession. In fact,
this was India’s first non-agricul-
ture led recession. Agriculture and
ports are cotton, rice, soya and
meat. If the government keeps ex-
port prices deregulated, then this

he Supreme Court’s decision to hear the Pegasus PIL, n 2016, the government led by marginal farmers, along with land- average farm household income is allied activities constitute only 15 can certainly prove beneficial. It is
listed for this week, is a momentous event for Indian Prime Minister Modi said that less workers, depend on wage about Rs 9,000 per month, and for per cent of aggregate income. For important to note that the livestock
democracy but no one seems to be overly excited about farmers’ incomes would be dou- labour for their income. Not sur- non-farm rural households, it is Rs sustained increase in farm house- economy i.e. milk, eggs, poultry and
it. Emotions vary from pessimism to cautious optimism, much bled by 2022. It was meant to convey prisingly, two-fifths of agricultural 8,000. The monthly consumption hold incomes, the DFI committee meat, constitute one-third of agri-
like the way the story itself was received. The skeptics point an ambitious target. It was also a de- output comes from those who culti- expenditure is about Rs 7,000. More identified a seven- pronged strategy. cultural GDP. It is here that much
out that this was something that the SC should have taken up parture from targeting production more policy focus is required to in-
on its own, instead of waiting for a PIL to be filed, thus wasting to income. To this end, a committee crease farmers’ incomes. As for the
a fortnight during which a lot can be covered up. The hopefuls was set up in April 2016, under the remaining seventh strategy, that
point out that this could be the beginning of a ‘jugalbandi’ be- chairmanship of Dr Ashok Dalwai, calls for making conditions easier
tween the media and the judiciary, which augurs well for our an IAS officer who was additional for farmers to leave and migrate to
democracy. Whatever one makes of it, the development calls for secretary in the ministry of agri- non-farming activity.
a discussion on the possible course of action and the implica- culture and farmers’ welfare. That Many years ago, a national survey
tions thereof. committee submitted its massive 14- of farmers had revealed that 40 per
These are no ordinary times and this is no ordinary case. The volume comprehensive report in cent said they would gladly leave
party in power has neutralised the countervailing power of the September 2018. Popularly known farming if only there were good
constitutional authorities, autonomous institutions and the as the DFI (doubling farm income) quality jobs available in industry or
media. Its leader has a mesmeric hold on the masses. But now, report, the entire report and related services. This is the crux of solving
it appears that Big Brother had a little toy with which he was documents can be accessed at: the agricultural income challenge.
eavesdropping on everyone. The government has flatly denied https:// agricoop. nic.in /en/dou- The big part of the solution lies out-
using Pegasus despite evidence provided by independent foren- bling-farmers-income. The aim was side of agriculture. With a robust
sic labs; a sample survey showed that 50 per cent of Indian to reach double income for farmer growth in manufacturing, in em-
phones that were targeted were infected with Pegasus. If the households by 2023. ployment intensive sectors such as
apex court orders a probe by a sitting or retired judge of the We are still 18 months away from construction, agro-processing, tex-
Supreme Court, as demanded by the petitioners – veteran jour- that stated end date. Some of the tiles and garments, leather indus-
nalists N Ram and Sashi Kumar – stonewalling will not work. metrics are not well defined. For in- tries, and even in services such as
The government will have to disclose who was behind the stance, will it be double the income tourism and retail, that will make a
snooping. Surely, no one other than the Indian government in nominal terms, or in real terms, large impact on the incomes of
would be interested in listening to Indian opposition leaders, i.e. adjusted for inflation? Secondly, farm households.
investigative journalists, dissidents and even 11 associates and
family members of the SC staffer who accused former Chief
what is the start year? Will it be as of
2015-16? Will it be doubling the aver-
Those with large land holdings already have income far above the national The farmers’ protest against the
three national laws passed by Par-
Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment. As many
as 155 Pegasus targets in India have been identified by the cy-
age income for all farm households?
That wouldn’t be necessary, since a
average, so presumably those households are not in dire straits, and their liament in September 2020, is now
in its ninth month, and shows no
ber news portal, The Wire, which anchored the India leg of the tiny fraction, especially those with income does not need to double. But more than 80 per cent of the sign of relenting. Clearly, the main
global media investigations into the misuse of Pegasus, manu- large land holdings already have in- concern is what happens to the
factured by the Israeli NGO Group, now under investigation in come far above the national aver- estimated 140 million farmer households are small and marginal farmers. MSP when the compulsory pro-
their own country. By snooping on civilians – several of them age, so presumably those house- curement of foodgrain from the
languishing in jail for over two years in the Bhima-Koregaon holds are not in dire straits, and Their incomes are far below the national average. They also constitute the northern states gets diluted. There
case – the legal regime for surveillance under Section 5(2) of the
Telegraph Act has been completely bypassed. In fact, the gov-
their income does not need to dou-
ble. But more than 80 per cent of the
bulk of India’s poor. It is their income that must double. is also concern about the relative
bargaining and contracting power
ernment spied on its own spies; a CBI chief, top RAW, ED and estimated 140 million farmer house- of the small farmer vis-a-vis the
BSF officials. Besides, ‘Mota Bhai’ was spying on several sen- holds are small and marginal farm- vate the land that does not belong to than half of all farming households The first six were about farming: in- large private purchaser. In an econ-
ior BJP and RSS functionaries. Who knows, a ‘Deep Throat’ ers. Their incomes are far below the them i.e. either tenant farmers or are in debt, with an average out- creasing the productivity of crops, omy still reeling from Covid and in-
may emerge from the lot. national average. They also consti- landless workers. This category of standing loan size of Rs 1 lakh. The of livestock; increasing efficiency dustrial investment and employ-
Pegasus and other such spyware is not only used for surveil- tute the bulk of India’s poor. It is cultivators finds it difficult to get source of the loan could be banks, and reducing cost; increasing crop- ment still not vigorously picking
lance but also for data mining and planting evidence, which is their income that must double. farm loans from institutional moneylenders or friends and family. ping intensity; increasing crop di- up, the high inflation in agriculture
the plaint of renowned tribal rights activists, academics and A farm household earns income sources like banks. Also, these are With meagre savings, there is sim- versification toward cash crops and will not be enough to raise farmers’
their associates arrested in the Bhima-Koregaon case. Two of through three sources. These are workers who depend on MNREGA ply no way that the farm household improving prices received. The last incomes by much. The goal of dou-
them have even presented evidence of that, using the services cultivation, wages and other allied for supplementary income. During can hope to service the loan, and measure depends on the market, or bling the income of farmers by
of an independent US cyber forensics lab. The higher judiciary activities. This is as per the All In- Covid, the demand for MNREGA eventually repay it fully. Hence, the on the Minimum Support Price 2022-23 is still elusive.
has been taking a very narrow view of the case which has come dia Rural Financial Inclusion Sur- employment has significantly shot cycle of taking new loans to repay regime followed by the government.
to define civil liberties in India; an HC judge even withdrew his vey conducted by NABARD of 2016- up. The PM-KISAN scheme, which old loans continues, with often usu- Thankfully for the farmer producer, The writer is an economist and
praise for the life-long humanitarian work of Fr Stan Swamy, 17. Cultivation brings in only 43 per gives Rs 6,000 as supplemental in- rious interest rates. One health the global agricultural price index Senior Fellow, Takshashila Institution.
one the Bhima-Koregaon suspects who died in custody recent- cent of the monthly income, and come to farm households, does not episode, during a pandemic or due is at a decadal high. How much of The Billion Press
ly. One only hopes that the SC is not as pusillanimous and that
it also examines the link between the Pegasus snooping and the
allegations regarding planted evidence. The SC probe must not
lose sight of the crux of the issue: The extensive use of the
deadly spyware here is an assault on not just individual priva- Novak Djokovic threw a racket into the stands, smashed another, then skipped his doubles match in an Olympic meltdown TO THE
cy but the very foundations of democracy. It shows that the gov- Sports Insider@SportsInsider
ernment is prepared to use all the dirty tricks in the book to un-
dermine its critics and opponents even as we celebrate 75 years nothing but a hypocrite "If you are aiming to be at the top of the game you better start learning how to deal with pressure
of Independence.
The government may yet again use the ruse of national se-
and how to cope with those moments — on the court but also off the court." -- Novak Djokovic, lecturing Naomi Osaka and
Simone Biles, two days ago Same laws for
curity to sidestep the inquiry but there are just too many ques-
ReCuen@cuenre lawmakers too
tions to be answered, too many loose ends to be tied up. And this Simone biles has won 4 Olympic gold medals and 19 total gold medals, 4 silver and 4 bronze from 5 world championships. Ref.: ‘Privileges to serve people, not
time, it cannot get away by calling the questioner an anti-na- That didn’t stop the twitterverse from calling her a quitter. But look how you jump so high to defend a white guy throwing to commit crime’ (July 30). Some
tional or urban Naxal. One of the questions pertains to the ten- a tantrum. legislators throw etiquette to the
fold hike in budget allocation for the National Security Council sera@mismie wind under the impression that
Secretariat (NSCS) within a year – from Rs 33 crore in 2016-17 Whoever sponsors and pays for the rackets should pull out. It's one thing having a meltdown when it's not your day, it's since they are elected
to Rs 333 crore in 2017-18. It tallies with the timeline of the PM’s another thing destroying which I assume must be expensive equipment. representatives, they can subvert
visit to Israel and the defence deals signed there. One also hopes Phillip Davis@Phil_Davis_ the judicial system as and when
that the targeted opposition leaders will come forward to have they please, without being held
their phones tested, a step that will embolden other victims too. liable, as long as they resort to
The Pegasus case is a great opportunity for the SC to assert violent means within the four walls
its independence, which is vital in a democracy since it acts as Opposing the government is not enough, you have to create your own story and sell that story of the state legislature. So, it is

Elections are not about data but

a check on authoritarian power. Of late, the PM has been heartening to note that the SC,
praised by a sitting SC judge and the apex court has been un- dismissing the special leave
able or willing to review even egregious acts of the Union gov- application filed by the Kerala
ernment, such as Kashmir’s long communications blockade. government to defend the erring
The SC also gave a clean chit to the Modi government on the MLAs for their misbehaviour in the

about controlling a narrative

French Rafale fighter aircraft deal despite France itself now House observed that legislators are
probing charges of corruption in the deal. It is cases such as granted privileges not to misuse
this and the refusal of the SC to stay the controversial electoral them either within the House or
bonds, allowing anonymous political funding, the main benefi- without it. State government
ciary of which is the BJP, that induce pessimism about the SC. employees attract disciplinary
However, the present CJI, N V Ramana, is not bending over action for their gross misconduct.
backwards to please anyone. If we are not to become a silenced by the Modi-Shah duo. In Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan con- In Tamil Nadu, the ruling dispen- Why should the MLAs/ MLCs be
majority, Ramana must make himself heard. Up went the plaster, out came the trolled the narrative —we (not I) sation was clueless, did not believe treated differently? Aren’t they
Poll-itics wheelchair and she donned the role
that she has perfected over the
know how to govern. When the
whole of India was reeling under
that their administration was liked,
or the fact that people liked their
public servants in the real sense
of the term?
FPJ ARCHIVES MAY 16, 1963 years — a victim. She created the the corona second wave and people governance. They gave up without Suhas Patwardhan
Manish Sharma narrative that if BJP were to rule were scrambling for beds and oxy- creating a narrative. This lack of
Bengal, violence would be com-
monplace and women would not be
gen and plasma, the Kerala govern-
ment had call centres working
narrative from the AIADMK gave
space to the DMK to win the elec- Rahul travails

lections across the world safe, Jai Shri Ram was a threat to round the clock, helping people tion without creating a narrative of Ref.: ‘Rahul Gandhi: More sinned
have become very technolo- Joy Maa Durga. The women came deal with the issue of finding beds, their own. They rode to victory on against than sinning?’ by Aditya
gy-driven, there is data col- out and created a landslide in her medicine and oxygen. Even if lives the very flimsy grounds of not be- Mukherjee (July 31). There is a
lected for every possible permuta- favour. One can go into the details, were being lost, people did not feel ing affiliated to the BJP. significant factor called the early
tion and combination of voters and assembly by assembly, ward by orphaned, abandoned. Had the AIADMK worked hard on mover advantage, which Mamata
their voting preferences. You can creating a narrative – that though Banerjee has seized, as far as
have voting preference data by gen- having been in power for 10 years uniting the opposition is
der, by age group, by ethnic groups, and despite not having their charis- concerned. Also, the million-dollar
by location, by dwelling size. There matic leader J Jayalalithaa in their question is whether senior leaders
are many organisations that are midst anymore, they knew how to like Banerjee and Sharad Pawar
collecting such data on a regular run the administration and make would agree to Rahul Gandhi’s
basis across the world and provid- the lives of people better, they leadership in the case of a united
ing it to leaders. These days, data is would have won the election. The opposition front taking shape.
supposed to be the panacea for win- voters saw them as efficient in gov- Bal Govind
ning the elections. Relying and ernance even if their leaders were
making strategies based on this
data seems like an easy way to win
uncharismatic and low-key, but
they erred in not creating a narra-
More disaster for
elections. Many armchair politi- tive and paid the price for it. This is Vasai-Virar
cians are now building war rooms bolstered by the fact that they beat Ref.: ‘Aaditya Thackeray roots for
and social media warriors to ride every pollster by winning more climate change councils’ (July 30).
on this data to craft strategies and than double the seats the most opti- Will he please come take a look
cruise to poll triumph. mistic had predicted for them. around Vasai-Virar? The area was
They are losing. Narrative usually has to be com- so beautiful that the British
Elections are not about data, they In Bengal, Mamata Banerjee created the narrative that bined with some great ground-lev- government had declared it a no-
are about controlling the narrative.
If one controls the narrative clos-
if BJP were to rule Bengal, violence would be el organisation working to take the
message to the people in every
development zone. Now, the
Sahyadri hills in the east are
est to one’s persona, one wins and commonplace and women would not be safe, that Jai nook and corner of the state and completely destroyed. To the south
that is the end of story. In West Ben- country. However, sometimes, a and north, creeks are not able to
gal, Mamata Banerjee was on a Shri Ram was a threat to Joy Maa Durga. The women strong narrative can overcome the carry away rainwater because of
weak wicket, her proteges and ad-
visers were leaving the party and
came out and created a landslide in her favour deficiency of not having a grass-
roots level organisation working
the favourable policy in favour of
the builder lobby. The Harit Vasai
Chinese told to stay out her strategist was telling her not to
be combative and desist from at- ward and do all the analysis one Governance was the narrative
overtime to ensure that the party
wins. This election should serve as
organisation had spoken to
erstwhile Chief Minister Manohar
ADDIS ABABA, MAY 15 (PTI) — The secretariat of the African tacking the Modi-Shah duo. Now, if wants, but it will be of no use. and the opposition had no leader- a reminder to the Congress party Joshi on the subject, but his
Summit Conference today rejected the Chinese request for Mamatadi is anything, she is a war- She was the government and yet, ship, no comeback, no nothing. It run by the Gandhi siblings and the government did not take note. In
representation as official observers at the conference opening rior, a belligerent street fighter - she portrayed herself as the oppo- was almost as if the opposition did- matriarch that the time has come the meantime, nearly 75,000 trees
here on May 22, it was authoritatively learnt. that is who she is. This is her per- sition, the narrative was hers and n’t know what to say, what to attack to start creating a narrative that were cut down. Now, it is reported
...Subject to approval by the (African) Foreign Ministers, the sona, people like her for that; as no one else had the answer to that. and what to claim! An uncharis- can help them in winning elec- that the present government is
secretariat has decided that no non-Africanobservwrs be allowed long as she keeps fighting and be- The interesting thing to note is that matic person won with a 2/3rds tions. Opposing the government is considering opening up the western
to attend the conference. It has, however decided that ing seen as a warrior who is up the ‘hawa’ can change almost majority and created history, be- not enough, you have to create your belt of Vasai-Virar for the builder
ambassadors to the Ethiopian Government be invited to the against the world, she will keep overnight if you are able to create a coming the first chief minister of own story and sell that story. So far, lobby right up to Arabian Sea. CM
opening session. winning. Staged or otherwise, the strong narrative. With social me- Kerala in more than 40 years to not they have failed. Uddhav Thackeray must first save
Informed sources said that Somalia, a recipient of large financial attack on her gave her the opening dia, spreading the narrative can be lose. It is rare in India that gover- the green belt in Vasai-Virar, to
aid from China, advocated China's representation but several she was looking for, the chance to done at lightning speed. It’s never nance becomes a narrative. In Ker- The writer is an IIT-BHU graduate, save Mumbai.
other States, including Ethiopia, vigorously opposed the move. play victim — a woman affronted too late in the day to do this. ala that happened. technology and social media entrepreneur Marcus Dabre

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Shah visits Kalyan Singh in hospital
LUCKNOW: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday visited former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, who is
undergoing treatment at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS). Shah,
accompanied by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, inquired about the veteran leader's health form senior doctors and
spoke to his family members. Prof R.K. Dhiman, director SGPGIMS, said that the condition of Kalyan Singh was stable
though critical. He has been undergoing dialysis since the past 72 hours and is on ventilator support, Dhiman said.

Assam-Mizoram border remains tense, CRPF on vigil

News from South

SILCHAR/GUWAHATI aggrieved civilians are now

stopping vehicles. Also, SHAH SPEAKS TO CHIEF MINISTERS
Tension was palpable at the trucks and other commercial AIZAWL: Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to
Assam-Mizoram border on vehicles are not taking any Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and
Sunday as the restrictions on risk and they themselves are Mizoram CM Zoramthanga over the phone on Sunday
the movement of vehicles, in- not trying to move," an offi- to defuse the border tension between the two
cluding trucks carrying es- cial said. Vehicles from Mizo- Northeastern states. During the phone call, it was
sential supplies, entered the ram side are also not entering decided to resolve the border issue amicably through
sixth day, officials said. Assam and only official and meaningful dialogue, Zoramthanga said. "As per
The situation in and around security vehicles are plying telephonic discussion with Union Home Minister and
Lailapur, which was rocked by on the road, he said. Assam Chief Minister, we agreed to resolve the
A crane lifts a dead dolphin at Bakkhali beach in deadly violence, along the in- After the fierce gun battle Mizoram-Assam border issue amicably through
South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, on terstate border remained calm between the two police forces meaningful dialogue," he tweeted. Zoramthanga also
Sunday PTI with a large number of CRPF on Monday on a disputed bor- urged the people of Mizoram to refrain from posting
troops patrolling the National SARMA READY TO JOIN PROBE der forest tract, various provocative messages and misuse of social media in
Highway-306, they said. Guwahati/Aizawl: In response to the Mizoram police's FIR groups in the Barak Valley order to de-escalate the ongoing tension.
Bommai meets ex-PM Deve An all-party delegation, led against him in connection to the inter-state border skirmish, enforced the blockade, draw-
Gowda, seeks blessings by Assam Chief Minister's Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday ing sharp protests from the NO CBI PROBE INTO CLASHES
BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister Political Secretary Jayanta said that he is ready to join any probe on the issue. Besides neighbouring state. NEW DELHI: The Centre has no plans to order an inquiry
Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday met former Prime Malla Baruah, visited the Sarma, who is accused of "attempt to murder and criminal Seven people from Assam, by a neutral agency like the CBI into the recent fatal
Minister H.D. Deve Gowda whom he considers house of one slain Assam Po- conspiracy", six other officials, including an IG, DIG and including six police person- clashes along the Assam-Mizoram border but is trying to
his "political mentor" and sought his blessings. lice personnel and praised Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police of nel, were killed and more defuse the situation as early as possible in a peaceful
After his cordial meeting at Padmanabhanagar, the valour of the force in han- Cachar district, were named in the FIR lodged at the than 50 people injured in the manner. Two senior government functionaries said the
where Deve Gowda lives, Bommai told reporters dling the situation on Mon- Vairengte police station on July 26. violence. Central government does not want to take any decision
that he knows him from the early days of his day. Officials in Assam's Assam's Barak Valley dis- that may further escalate the ground situation. They said
political career, while his father and former Chief Barak Valley said the vehicu- Dozens of trucks with es- "The organised blockade on tricts of Cachar, Karimganj the Central government wants a peaceful resolution of the
Minister SR Bommai was alive. lar movement has totally sential supplies, including roads leading to Mizoram and Hailakandi share a 164.6 current border dispute between Assam and Mizoram and
been stopped even though Covid-19 materials, are wait- were lifted and no group is km long border with Mizo- Union Home Minister Amit Shah is in regular touch with
there is no bar in travelling ing at the Kabuganj-Dholai now on the streets to stop ram's three districts of Aiza-
Vice-President visits GMR from one state to the other. stretch in Cachar district. trucks or other vehicles. But wl, Kolasib and Mamit.
the two Chief Ministers -- Himanta Biswa Sarma (Assam)
and Zoramthanga (Mizoram).
Valakashmi Foundation

2 Lucknow temples get threat letters IN MIRZAPUR... BALLOT-READY AMIT

HYDERABAD: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu
on Sunday visited GMR Varalakshmi Centre for
Empowerment and Livelihoods at Shamshabad
here. He was received by GMR Group Chairman


G.M. Rao, along with senior officials from the
Group. The Centre offers vocational training to
under-privileged dropout youth and supports LUCKNOW: Security was BSF detects landmine
them with employment opportunities. Naidu beefed up at the famous
Mankameshwar Temple in Luc-
along LoC in Poonch
interacted with the trainees undergoing various
courses at the Centre such as for electricians, know after the temple trust re- JAMMU: Border Security Force (BSF) RASHMI SHARMA / AGENCIES
hotel management, two-wheeler technicians, ceived a letter threatening to troopers on Sunday recovered a Lucknow
welding technicians, false ceiling, AC technicians as blow up the city’s prominent landmine along the Line of Control
well as women associated with the jute bags temples and the office of the (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Even as the Election Com-
initiative of GMRVF. He also distributed tool kits Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Poonch district. Sources said a team mission is yet to blow the bu-
to the trainees of electrical course. (RSS). of BSF along with specially trained gle, the poll preparedness, at
Lucknow police Commission- sniffer dog 'Juliet' was on area least to an extent, may have
er DK Thakur said the police domination patrol near the LoC begun with the Union Home
Lakshadweep to develop were investigating the letter. when the sniffer dog sat over a Minister Amit Shah on Sun-
high-end eco-tourism projects “Security arrangements have ple has also been tightened in piece of land, which created day laying the foundation
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The been beefed up in view of the view of the threat. suspicion about the presence of stone for the Rs150 crore Vin-
Lakshadweep administration is engaged in the threat. Police teams are working “The content of both the let- explosive material at the site in the dhyachal Corridor Project in
development of high-end eco-tourism projects at with the agencies having ex- ters appear to be the same. The Mendhar area of the district. "The Mirzapur. The Union Home
pertise in such crimes. Our sender warned that every site was immediately cordoned off Minister really seemed in Union Home Minister Amit Shah offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath
Kadamat, Suheli, and Minicoy Islands, officials said temple in Varanasi on Sunday. —PTI
on Sunday. A statement from the Lakshadweep teams are also scanning the mo- prominent temple in Lucknow and searches were launched at the the mood to strike the
administration said that it has proposed high-end bile number of some suspects. I and the RSS office was on their suspected piece of land where a ball(ot)!
eco-tourism projects in order to establish a robust have spoken to the head of the
temple and other staff members
target. The sender wrote that 10
prominent Hindus were on
landmine was detected. Disposal of
the landmine was done as per the
He also inaugurated a rope-
way costing Rs16 crore in
base for maritime economic growth with tourism
development as its core. The projects are to be
implemented under the aegis of NITI Aayog and
and apprised them about the po-
lice preparedness,” he said.
Earlier on Friday, the Aliganj
their target.
"In the letter, in which the con-
tent has been typed, the writer
standard operating procedures," the