FRIDAY www.thestatesman.com 08 OCTOBER 2021 FIND US ONLINE Scan this with your smartphone twitter.com/TheStatesmanLtd facebook.com/thestatesman1875 Pages 12 |`5|LC KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR ‘NATIONS MUST RESPECT EACH OTHER’S SOVEREIGNTY’ PM COMPLETES 20 YEARS IN PUBLIC OFFICE P4 WEATHER Mainly clear sky. Mist in the moning. The maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 35 and 23 degrees Celsius respectively. RAINFALL: Nil RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max: 90% Min: 51% TEMPERATURE Max: 34.0°C (0) SUN RISES 06:18 hrs MOON RISES 09:13 hrs Min: 23.8°C (+2) SUN SETS 17:59 hrs MOON SETS 19:28 hrs THUMBNAILS West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is sworn in as an MLA by, in a departure from the usual practice, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at the SNS Assembly House in Kolkata on Thursday. Girls in RIMC: The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to make arrangements for the induction of girls into the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) by allowing them to take the exam scheduled on December 18, 2021. KKR win: Kolkata Knight Riders produced a clinical performance to beat Rajasthan Royals by 86 runs in their IPL match. (Earlier report on P12) P5 SC seeks report on UP violence Have the accused been arrested, asks top court STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 7 OCTOBER T he Supreme Court on Thursday sought from the Uttar Pradesh government a status report on Friday giving details as to who are the accused named in the FIR filed in Lakhimpur Kheri violence case and whether they have been arrested or not. The directions came four days after a group of farmers was run over by a car in an Union minister's convoy in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri. The court asked the UP government to specify the action taken and details of those who were killed in the violence that erupted on Sunday amidst a protest against Union Minister Ajay Mishra's visit. “We want to know who are the accused, whether arrested or not," a Bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana and comprising Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli told UP's Additional Advocate General Garima Parshad. It told the UP government counsel that the grievance is that "you are not properly investigating the matter". “The grievance is that you UP govt sets up judicial panel, Ashish Mishra summoned PRESS TRUST OF INDIA LUCKNOW, 7 OCTOBER The Uttar Pradesh government has constituted a one-member judicial commission to probe the Lakhimpur Kheri incident in which eight people including four farmers were killed on October 3. The state police, meanwhile, said Ashish Mishra, an accused and son of Union minister Ajay Mishra, has been summoned for questioning. Retired Allahabad High Court judge Pradeep Kumar Srivastava has been named to enquire into the eruption of violence on Sunday on TikoniaBanbirpur road in Lakhimpur Kheri district. The commission has been given two months' time to complete the probe. Meanwhile, police said two people, identified as are not registering a proper FIR and a proper investigation (is) not taking place," CJI Ramana said. The directions came A notice pasted outside the residence of Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra asking his son Ashish Mishra to appear before ANI UP police on Friday. P6 after two apex court lawyers had written to the Chief Justice, seeking a CBI probe into the matter under the supervision of the top court. P12 Literature Nobel for Gurnah Woman principal, teacher killed in J&K targeted attack STOCKHOLM, 7 OCTOBER STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE JAMMU, 7 OCTOBER UK-basedTanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose experience of crossing continents and cultures has fed his novels about the impact of migration on individuals and societies, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday. The Swedish Academy said the award was in recognition of Gurnah's“uncompromising and compassionatepenetrationofthe effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee." Born in Zanzibar, Gurnah recently retired as a professor at the University of Kent. His novel Paradise was shortlisted for the Booker Prize (Pg 10) in 1994. AP Terrorists on Thursday barged into a government school in the Eidgah locality of Srinagar and at point blank range shot dead the woman principal and a male teacher. The attack came less than 48 hours after the assassination of three civilians on Tuesday evening. The Pakistan-based The Resistance Front (TRF), a frontal organisation of the Lashkar-e-Taiyyaba, said it carried out the killing. The principal, Satinder Kaur, belonged to the Sikh community, while teacher Deepak Chand was from Jammu and had joined the job about three years ago. Both Bereaved kin of Satinder Kaur in Srinagar on ANI Thursday. teachers had on the orders of the government reportedly organised flag hoisting ceremony on Independence Day, 15 August, celebrated in all education institutions across the valley. Eyewitnesses said that at least three terrorists barged into the school around 11.15 a.m. and called the principal and teachers out. They shot the victims with pistols and escaped. Director General of Police Dilbag Singh, IGP (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar and senior Army and CRPF officers visited the spot. A hunt has been launched for the terrorists. The incident triggered widespread condemnation of the terrorists. The government has also come under criticism for allowing a free run to terrorists. Seven civilians have been killed in Kashmir in the past five days in separate incidents of terrorism. The J&K DGP said: “This is an attempt to spread terror and to divide the Kashmiri community... TRF is run from Karachi. We will soon expose this nexus... The victims were not affiliated with any group.” Pl. watch your Oct, Nov, Dec: Govt STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Luvkush of Banbirpur village and Ashish Pandey of Nighasan tehsil, have been arrested in connection with the violence. Ashish Mishra, the minister's son who was booked for murder, has been asked to present himself before police at 10 a.m on Friday. RCB EYE WIN AGAINST DC BEFORE HEADING INTO PLAY-OFFS PLUGGING AWAY NEW DELHI, 7 OCTOBER The government on Thursday warned people about the threat of Covid-19 resurgence during the coming festival and wedding season, and advised them to avoid crowded places and celebrate festivals virtually. Union Health Ministry joint secretary Lav Agarwal said, “Please watch your October, November, December” as he repeatedly asserted that the second wave of the pandemic is not over. He advised people to avoid crowded places and unnecessary travel and to stay home, celebrate festivals virtually and explore online modes of shopping. The government said that though the situation is plateauing, the country is still reporting 20,000-odd new infections every day. Officials also said that the cumulative vaccine shots administered in the country crossed 93 crore. The government, mean- while, has allowed Serum Institute of India to export 10 lakh Covishield doses each to Nepal, Myanmar and Bangladesh, while Bharat Biotech will provide Iran with 10 lakh doses of Covaxin under the 'Vaccine Maitri' programme in October. Delhi cases: The number of fresh Covid cases in Delhi rose to 44 onThursday from 26 on Wednesday following 64,079 testsconductedacrossthecity, according to the latest health bulletin issued by the Delhi government. 3,38,94,312 2,44,198 22,431 24,602 4,49,856 UNION HEALTH MINISTRY FIGURES AS OF 8.00 A.M. THURSDAY 07 OCTOBER 2021
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