CMYK MONDAY www.thestatesman.com 15 NOVEMBER 2021 FIND US ONLINE Scan this with your smartphone twitter.com/TheStatesmanLtd facebook.com/thestatesman1875 Pages 12 |` 5.00|LC KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR LAW NEEDS TO OPERATE HUMANELY: CJI INDIA ON HISTORICAL HIGH OF EXPORTS P8 ‘EUROPE’S LAST DICTATOR’ RAISES STAKES WITH WEST P4 Cloudy sky with rain or thundershowers likely. Temperature likely to be in the range of 27-22 degrees Celsius. Late change pushed by India watered down crucial language on coal RAINFALL: Trace RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max.89% TEMPERATURE ASSOCIATED PRESS Min. 68% GLASGOW, 14 NOVEMBER Max: 25.8°C (-5) Min: 22.3°C (2) SUN RISES SUN SETS 05:49 hrs 16:52 hrs MOON RISES MOON SETS --:-- hrs 02:10 hrs Full moon on 19 November The Australian team celebrate after winning the ICC Men's T20 World Cup final match against New Zealand, at Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. The Australians were on fire as they easily overhauled New Zealand’s impressive target to be crowned world T20 champions, claiming the one title that had always eluded them. (Earlier report on Page 12) Ordinances extend tenures of CBI, ED heads INDO-ASIAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 14 NOVEMBER Delivery of S400 SAM system: Russia has started the delivery of the S400 Triumf surface to air missile system to India, under the agreement signed by the Narendra Modi government for over USD 5 billion. Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugaev has told Russian media that deliveries have started reaching India as planned. This comes ahead of the visit of Russian President Vladamir Putin to India in December. Air pollution: Haryana shuts schools in four districts The Centre has brought in ordinances to extend the tenure of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) chiefs up to five years. Currently, the tenure of directors of both central investigation agencies is of two years. As per the ordinances, they can now get an extension of maximum three years. President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the ordinances. The CVC (Amendment) Ordinance and the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Act Ordinance were issued ahead of upcoming winter session of the Parliament. “Provided that the period for which the Director of Enforcement holds the office on his initial appointment may, in public interest, on the recommendation of the Committee under clause (a) and for the reasons to be recorded in writ- Active Covid-19 cases lowest in 522 days STATESMAN NEWS DELHI GURUGRAM, 14 NOVEMBER NEW DELHI, 14 NOVEMBER A day after the Delhi government decided to shut schools amid air pollution, the Haryana government on Sunday also ordered closure of all schools ~ private and government ~ in the four districts of Gurugram, Faridabad, Jhajjar and Sonipat, till November 17. According to the order, both government and private offices have been advised to work from home. Besides, there is a complete ban on operation of stone crushers and hot mix plants used in construction activities. The Deputy Commissioner of the concerned districts has been directed to constitute joint inspections teams for enforcing the directions and ensuring extensive checking, monitoring and action against the violators. TheairqualityintheNational Capital Region currently in the 'severe category', left people gasping for fresh air on SunIANS day morning. India recorded 11,271 new Covid-19 cases during the past 24 hours with active cases at 1,35,918 ~ the lowest in 522 days, according to Union Health Ministry data released here on Sunday. On the recovery front, India is doing well with the recovery of more than 3.28 crore patients since the beginning of the pandemic. During the past 24 hours 11,376 patients recovered while 285 people died of Covid-19 during the past 24 hours. “Weekly Positivity Rate at 1.01% remains less than 2% for the last 51 days and the Daily Positivity rate reported to be 0.90%,” the Ministry said. “The daily Positivity rate has remained below 2% for the last 41 days and below 3% for 76 consecutive days now,” it stated. On Saturday, more than 57,43,840 vaccine doses were administered in the country. With this the coverage of Covid-19 vaccination has exceeded 112.01 crore through ing, be extended up to one year at a time: Provided further that no such extension shall be granted after the completion of a period of five years in total including the period mentioned in the initial appointment," the Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 said. The Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021, has the same provisions in respect of the CBI Director, and it comes into force at once. Top-rung Maoist among 26 slain in Gadchiroli MUMBAI, 14 NOVEMBER 3,44,37,307 1,35,918 11,271 11,376 4,63,530 UNION HEALTH MINISTRY FIGURES AS OF 8.00 A.M. SUNDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2021 1,14,65,001 sessions, the Ministry said. Bengal cases:West Bengal today registered 875 fresh Covid cases and 7 deaths with Kolkata recording 238 cases and 2 deaths. A top CPI (Maoist) Central Committee member, Milind Teltumbde ~ who carried a reward of Rs 50 lakh ~ is among the 26 Maoists, including four women, who were gunned down by the security forces in Gadchiroli district, state home minister Dilip Walse-Patil said here on Sunday. Milind, aged around 57, is the brother of human rights activist and scholar Anand Teltumbde, who is among the so-labelled 'Urban Maoists' who were raided in early and mid-2018 in connection with the Koregaon Bhima-Elgar Parishad cases, and is currently lodged in the Taloja Jail, Raigad. Those eliminated include at least four women Maoists, 13 carrying huge rewards on their heads and three commanders of various Dalams active in the Maoist-infected district and surrounding IANS areas. Development now synonymous with unity, integrity of country: PM Cong will go it alone in UP polls: Priyanka STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE BULANDSHAHR, 14 NOVEMBER NEW DELHI, 14 NOVEMBER Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday transferred the first instalment of over Rs 700 crore for more than 1.47 lakh beneficiaries of Tripura under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY-G) for constricting pucca houses. Releasing the fund virtually in the presence of the State chief minister, the Prime Minister said it would give a new impetus to the dreams if Tripura. Mr Modi said unnecessary rules had not been allowed to create hindrances for the welfare of the citizens.“Earlier our rivers from the northern and western parts of the country used to come to the east, but the Ganges of development used to stop before reaching here...Today the development of the country is seen with the spirit of 'Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat'. Development is now lmost 200 nations accepted a compromise deal aimed at keeping a key global warming target alive, but it contained a lastminute change that watered down crucial language about coal. Several countries, including small island states, said they were deeply disappointed by the change promoted by India to “phase down,” rather than “phase out” coal power, the single biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions. “Our fragile planet is hanging by a thread,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement. “We are still knocking on the door of climate catastrophe.” Nation after nation had complained after two weeks of UN climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland, about how the deal did not go far or fast enough. But they said it was better than nothing and provided incremental progress, if not success. In the end, the summit broke ground by singling out coal, however weakly, by setting the rules for international trading of A THUMBNAILS Kids take a joy ride on a city tram during Children's Day in Kolkata on Sunday. SNS P12 Nations compromise on coal to strike climate deal WORLD CHAMPIONS WEATHER P9 DJOKOVIC CHASING ANOTHER SLICE OF HISTORY The PM said that earlier, overall development of the country was seen piece-meal and through a political lens, and the NorthEast felt neglected considered synonymous with unity-integrity of the country," he said. Talking about the long prevailing neglect of the region, the PM said, “The overall development of the country was seen piecemeal and was viewed through a political lens. Therefore, our North-East felt neglected." “But today the development of the country is seen with the spirit of 'Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat'. Development is now considered synonymous with unity-integrity of the country,” he added. Talking about the increasing ease of living, the Prime Minister said, earlier, the common man had to make rounds of government offices for each and every work, but now the government itself comes to the people to provide all the services and facilities. Mr Modi said in the history of the country's freedom struggle the tribal fighters of the North-east and other parts of the country sacrificed their lives. "To honour this tradition, the country is working relentlessly to carry forward this legacy... the country has taken another big decision during the Amrit Mahotsav. The country will now celebrate the birth anniversary of Bhagwan Birsa Munda every year on 15 November as Tribal Gaurav Diwas. The day will gain equal importance in the national iconography as 2 October ~ Ahimsa Divas, 31 October Unity day, 26 January Republic Day, Ram Navmi, Krishna Ashtami etc,” he said. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra confirmed on Sunday in Bulandshahr that the party will not forge an alliance with any political party and will go solo in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Addressing party cadre in the district, Priyanka Gandhi said, "Many party workers asked me not to forge an alliance with any party for the upcoming Assembly election. I want to assure all of you that we will fight on all the seats and we will fight alone." She further said, "If the party has reserved 40 per cent tickets for women, then an equal number or more tickets will be given to Congress party workers. The party will field you (cadres) and contest elections." Uttar Pradesh will go for polls in March next year. ANI CMYK Developing nations have right to responsible use of fossil fuels: Yadav INDO-ASIAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 14 NOVEMBER Hours after the curtains went down on the 26th session of the Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework for Climate Change (UNFCC) at Glasgow, Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Bhupender Yadav said India walked the talk and termed the summit "a success from India's standpoint". “India articulated and put across the concerns and ideas of the developing world quite succinctly and unequivocally. India presented the way for a constructive debate and equitable and just solutions at the forum," Yadav wrote in a blog entry on Sunday, hours after the COP26 concluded postmidnight India. Consensus remained elusive at COP26, he contended, for a reason. During the last few hours, certain words in the COP26's agenda were changed at India's interven- tion leading to some criticism. Referring to that, Yadav reiterated in his blog: “Fossil fuels and their use have enabled parts of the world to attain high levels of growth. Even now, developed countries have not completely phased out coal. The UNFCCC refers to mitigation of GHG emissions from all sources. UNFCCC is not directed at any particular source." “Developing countries have a right to their fair share of the global carbon budget and are entitled to the responsible use of fossil fuels within this scope,” he asserted. carbon credits, and by telling big polluters to come back next year with improved pledges for cutting emissions. But domestic priorities both political and economic again kept nations from committing to the fast, big cuts that scientists say are needed to keep warming below dangerous levels which would produce extreme weather and rising seas capable of erasing some island nations. Ahead of the Glasgow talks, the United Nations had set three criteria for success, and none of them were achieved. The UN’s criteria included pledges to cut carbon dioxide emissions in half by 2030, $100 billion in financial aid from rich nations to poor, and ensur- ing that half of that money went to helping the developing world adapt to the worst effects of climate change. “We did not achieve these goals at this conference,” Guterres said. “But we have some building blocks for progress.” Swiss environment minister Simonetta Sommaruga Turn to Page 9
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