MONDAY www.thestatesman.com 15 NOVEMBER 2021 FIND US ONLINE Scan this with your smartphone twitter.com/TheStatesmanLtd facebook.com/thestatesman1875 Pages 12 |`5|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 Nations compromise on coal to strike climate deal MAINLY CLEAR SKY. MODERATE FOG IN THE MORNING. THE MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WOULD BE AROUND 27 AND 10 DEGREES CELSIUS RESPECTIVELY. Late change pushed by India watered down crucial language on coal RAINFALL: Nil RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max: 93% ASSOCIATED PRESS Min: 31% GLASGOW, 14 NOVEMBER TEMPERATURE Max: 28.1°C (0) SUN RISES 06:44 hrs MOON RISES 15:25 hrs Min: 10.1°C (-3) SUN SETS 17:28 hrs MOON SETS 03:50 hrs A THUMBNAILS 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 Kids take a joy ride on a city tram during Children's Day in Kolkata on Sunday. SNS 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 GURUGRAM, 14 NOVEMBER 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 NEW DELHI, 14 NOVEMBER 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 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 1,14,65,001 ses- 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 sions, the Ministry said. Delhi cases: Delhi reported 36 new Covid cases and one death during the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi government's latest health bul(SEE P3) letin. 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. Delhi issues order to shut educational institutions to control pollution Air quality improves from ‘severe’ to ‘very poor’ STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE The pollution level in the national capital was recorded in the 'very poor' category on Sunday, a marginal improvement from the 'severe' category. According to the India Meteorological Department, the pollution level in many places of Delhi was less on Sunday than the previous days. Analysis of visibility observations showed that at IGI Airport, the visibility remained at 1,500-2,200 metres. The drop in moisture con- tinued while winds have been mostly calm throughout the day. At 8 p.m., the Air Quality Index (AQI) at Anand Vihar was 398; Ashok Vihar 360; Chandni Chowk 324; Dwarka 344; Mandir Marg 321; IGI Airport 316; Lodhi Road 295, and Rohini 394, which according to the Central Pollution Control Board was "very poor". An AQI between zero and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', then 401 and between 500 is considered 'severe'. of the ongoing exams. He said construction and demolitionprojectshadalsobeen put on hold till 17 November to curb dust pollution. The Delhi government's offices and those of autonomous agencies will also remain closed till 17 November. The major objective behind these emergency measures is to cutdownonvehicularpollutants. An advisory has been issued to private offices to follow suit and help this initiative to have an effective impact on air pol(MORE ON P2) lution. NEW DELHI, 14 NOVEMBER Haze and smog envelops the skyline in New Delhi. STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 14 NOVEMBER Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said the city government on Sunday issued the necessary orders for the shut- P12 P9 WORLD CHAMPIONS WEATHER DJOKOVIC CHASING ANOTHER SLICE OF HISTORY IANS ting of educational institutions under the Environment Protection Act of 1986. Schools, colleges, skill development centres and other educational institutions will remain closed till 20 November, with the exception lmost 200 nations accepted a compromise deal aimed at keeping a key global warming target alive, but it contained a last-minute 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 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 Southern states to witness ‘heavy rainfall’ till Nov 18 INDO-ASIAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 14 NOVEMBER Kerala, parts of Karnataka, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are set to witness heavy rainfall till November 18, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. A fresh Low Pressure Area is likely to form over Arabian Sea off south Maharashtra-Goa coasts around November 17. As per the IMD bulletin, Kerala, south Coastal Karnataka and Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh are likely to witness "very heavy rainfall" from November 15 to 18. Tamil Nadu, south interior and coastal Karnataka and Kerala are likely to witness heavy rainfall from November 15 to 17. Goa is also likely to receive heavy rainfall on November 15-16. Also, heavy rainfall is expected in Odisha on November 16 and 17. The IMD predicted that sea condition will be rough to very rough over Andaman Civic workers rescue people from a flooded area following heavy rainfall in Chennai. Sea and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal during November 14-15, over west-central and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal during November 16-18 and along and off Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha and north Tamil Nadu coasts on November 17 and 18. Issuing alert to the fishermen, the IMD advised them not to venture into Andaman Sea and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal on November 14 and 15, over west-central and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal during November 16-18. The IMD also advised the fishermen to not IANS venture out along and off Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha and north Tamil Nadu coasts on November 17 and 18. "Fishermen out at sea in the above areas of Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea are advised to return to coast by November 15," the IMD said. 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 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
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