s TUESDAY www.thestatesman.com 14 JUNE 2022 FIND US ONLINE Scan this with your smartphone twitter.com/TheStatesmanLtd facebook.com/thestatesman1875 Pages 12 |` 5.00|LC KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR ‘NOT IN PRESIDENTIAL RACE’ CAN IMRAN CHANGE THE DYNASTIC ETHOS? P7 WEATHER PARTLY CLOUDY SKY. POSSIBILITY OF VERY LIGHT RAIN/DRIZZLE. STRONG SURFACE WINDS (SPEED 25-35KMPH) DURING THE DAY. THE MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WOULD BE AROUND 43 AND 32 DEGREES CELSIUS RESPECTIVELY. RAINFALL: Nil RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max: 33% P5 Massive protests as Rahul grilled by ED STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Min: 15% NEW DELHI, 13 JUNE Min: 31.6°C (+4) SUN SETS 19:21 hrs MOON SETS 05:50 hrs THUMBNAILS Students show victory signs as they visit on the first day of school after the summer vacation, at Mumbai public school, Dadar, in Mumbai on Monday. ANI IPL TV and digital rights sold for `44,075 crore: The IPL media rights value for the 2023-2027 cycle has been sold for a whopping Rs 44,075 crore for 410 matches on Monday as per sources in the ongoing e-auctions. According to the latest information with ANI, Package A of TV is sold at Rs 23,575 crore which is Rs 57.5 crore per match and Package B of Digital Rights for India is sold at Rs 20,500 crore which is Rs 50 crore per match. The details of who bid what is yet to come but the value for per match TV, and digital rights is Rs 107.5 crore. According to ANI sources, there are two media houses who have won the bid, one for TV and the other for digital. The media rights value has grown more than two and a half times than what Star India paid in the year 2017. (P8) FACT FILE TOTAL CASES 4,32,30,101 ACTIVE CASES 47,995 NEW CASES 8,084 NEW RECOVERIES C ongress leaders and workers today took to the streets and were detained across the country as they staged demonstrations in support of senior leader Rahul Gandhi who was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the National Herald money-laundering case. Carrying placards and shouting slogans in support of Rahul, party MPs, MLAs and senior leaders held marches in different parts of the country, charging the Modi government with using government agencies against its political opponents. Rahul was questioned at the ED office for nearly three hours in the first round and was asked about his assets and bank accounts in and outside the country. The Congress leader reached the ED office located at Paryavaran Bhavan on APJ Abdul Kalam Road in New Delhi amid heavy police deployment. On the way, Rahul was accompanied by his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. However, she left minutes after they reached the ED office. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, along with other top Congress party colleagues Adhir Ranjan Chaudhari and K C Venugopal were among those detained soon after they stepped out of the AICC headquarters at the Akbar Road just when Gandhi arrived at the ED office for questioning in the case. Congress workers protest against ED questioning of Rahul Gandhi over National Herald money laundering case. SUBRATA DUTTA According to sources, Venugopal's health was not well and he was taken to the Tughlaq Road police station. Deepender Hooda, Gehlot and other Congress leaders were detained and they were taken to Fatehpur police station in buses. Congress leaders Rajni Patil, Akhilesh Prasad Singh, L Hanumanthaiah and Su Thirunavukkarasar were detained at the Mandir Marg Police Station. Soon after they were detained, some MPs said they would move a privilege motion in both Houses of Parliament against their ''undemocratic detention'' Demonstrations were by the Congress in many state capitals where the party workers courted arrests. On Sunday, Delhi Police had cited the "law and order situation", denied permission for the Congress protest march and had imposed prohibitory orders near the Congress headquarters. Addressing media persons earlier this morning Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that the party's 'Satyagraha' march will continue despite the Delhi Police denying permission to the party to hold protests. Slamming the Centre for denying permission to Congress to hold its "Satyagraha march" in the national capital, party general secretary Randeep Surjewala addressing media persons said the Ranchi violence: Police investigate role of 'Gangs of Wasseypur' PRAYAGRAJ (UP), 13 JUNE 4,592 TOTAL DEATHS 5,24,771 UNION HEALTH MINISTRY FIGURES AS OF 10.00 PM TUESDAY 13 JUNE 2021 India logs 8,084 new Covid-19 cases, 10 deaths STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 13 JUNE Showing a slight decline in the number of Covid cases, India reported 8084 fresh infections and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours, stated the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday. With this, India’s active caseload now stands at 47,995 with active cases now constituting 0.11% of the country’s total positive cases. As per the data shared by the ministry, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.68% with 4592 patients having recovered in the last 24 hours taking the cumulative tally of recovered patients to 4,26,57,335. While the weekly positivity rate in the country currently stands at 2.21 percent, the daily positivity rate shoots to a 3.24 percent, as per the data. Besides, the health ministry stated that the last 24 hours saw a total of 2,49,418 COVID19 tests being conducted taking the cumulative tests to over 85.51 crore. Under the National vaccination drive, 195.19 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far. As per the data, COVID-19 vaccination for the age group 12-14 years was started on 16 March 2022. So far, more than 3.51 (3,51,48,286) crore adolescents have been administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has imposed an "undeclared emergency" in the entire central Delhi area. "We will hold a peaceful protest march to the ED office under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi. We are the protectors of the Constitution, we will not bow down or be scared. By deploying a large police force, it has been proven that the Modi government is shaken by Congress," he said. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has also been summoned to appear before the ED in the same case on 23 June. She is currently hospitalised owing to Covid-related issues. Uneasy calm prevails in Prayagraj after violence in several parts of UP over controversial remarks AGENCIES Uneasy calm prevails in Prayagraj city a day after the residence of Javed Mohammad, an accused in Prayagraj clashes, was demolished by the authorities. Mohammad Javed alias Javed Pump has been identified as the main conspirator behind the violence. Fresh visuals of today depict people walking in the streets amid the deployment of heavy security. Speaking to ANI, a local police constable said, "The atmosphere is peaceful in Prayagraj after violence hit on June 10. On June 12, the house of the main conspirator Javed Pump was demolished. The identification of the people involved in violence is on." He added that the people are afraid of the district admin- AGENCIES RANCHI, 13 JUNE istration due to the public demolition of houses. The atmosphere in the whole area is calm but tense, he said. Earlier on Sunday, the Prayagraj Development Authority (PDA) issued a demolition notice at his residence, asking him to vacate the house by 11 am today as it is "illegally constructed". Posters and flags were taken out of the residence of Prayagraj violence accused Javed Ahmed, during the demolition drive. Protests erupted in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and West Bengal over the controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad made by suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled leader Naveen Jindal. Uttar Pradesh Police have detained the "mastermind" of the violent protest which broke out in Prayagraj after Friday prayers on 10 June. 'INDIA WILL CONTINUE TO BAT AGGRESSIVELY’ P10 Congress workers took to the streets in many states, many senior leaders arrested TEMPERATURE Max: 43.7°C (+4) SUN RISES 05:23 hrs MOON RISES 19:30 hrs ENOUGH EVIDENCE UNCOVERED TO INDICT DONALD TRUMP After violence erupted in Ranchi in protest against the controversial remarks on Prophet Muhammad made by suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled leader Naveen Jindal in which two people lost their lives, Jharkhand Police is investigating a role of a WhatsApp group in the incident. According to sources, Police investigation has revealed that a WhatsApp group 'Wasseypur Gang' was formed to mobilize a mob. Ranchi Police is now looking for the adminis- trator of the group. Wasseypur is a neighbourhood in the Dhanbad district of Jharkhand. it served as the backdrop of the Bollywood movie 'Gangs of Wasseypur', helmed by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, which was released on June 22, 2012. Featuring an ensemble cast with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Manoj Bajpayee, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda and Tigmanshu Dhulia, the film is based on a reallife story and revolves around a gangster, who clashes with a coal mining mafia. Two people have died during the violent protest in Ranchi after Friday prayers. P12 India will give befitting reply to anyone who casts evil eye on the country, says Rajnath STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 13 JUNE Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today said India was a peaceloving nation but asserted it would give a befitting reply if anybody cast an ''evil eye'' on the country. “India is a peace-loving nation which does not want war. It has never attacked any country, nor has it captured an inch of anyone’s land. However, if anyone casts an evil eye on us, we will give a befitting reply,” he said. Observing that the RussiaUkraine conflict exemplified that the world was witnessing challenges far beyond conventional warfare, Rajnath called for greater jointness between the civil administration and the armed forces to further strengthen national security and deal with future challenges that may emanate from the everevolving global situation. He was addressing the participants of the 28th Joint CivilMilitary Training Programme at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie. He pointed out that the concept of national security has broadened as many non-military dimensions have been added to the more general aspect of protection from military attacks. “War and peace are no longer two exclusive states, but a continuum. Even during peace, war continues on many fronts. A full-scale war is lethal to a country as much as it is for its enemies. Therefore, fullscale wars have been avoided in the last few decades. They have been replaced by proxies and non-combat wars,'' the minister said. Rajnath added; ''Technology, supply line, information, energy,tradesystem,financesystem etc. are being weaponised which can be used as a weapon against us in the coming times. People’s cooperation is needed to deal with this widened scope of security challenges.” He emphasised the need to adopt ‘WholeoftheNation’and‘Whole of the Government’ approachestoovercomethesechallenges. The minister asserted that the full-fledged process of civilmilitary jointness has been started by the government with the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff and the establishment of the Department of Military Affairs. He said these decisions were proving to be helpful in making the country ready for future challenges. The steps taken to modernise the armed forces and make the defence sector ‘Aatmanirbhar’ have started to yield results. Now, India was not only manufacturing equipment for its armed forces but was meeting the needs of friendly countries as well in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Make in India, Make for the World’, he said. No ads promoting online betting: I&B Ministry to media STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 13 JUNE The government today issued an advisory to print, electronic and digital media to refrain from advertising online betting platforms. The advisory by the information and Broadcasting Ministry comes in light of instances of a number of advertisements of online betting websites/platforms appearing in print, electronic, social and online media. Betting and gambling, illegal in most parts of the country, pose significant financial and socio-economic risks for the consumers, especially youth and children, the advisory said. It further added that these advertisements on online betting have the effect of promoting this largely prohibited activity. “The advertisements of online betting are misleading, and do not appear to be in strict conformity with the Consumer Protection Act 2019, Advertising Code under the Cable Television Networks Regulation Act, 1995, and advertisement norms under the Norms of Journalistic Conduct laid down by the Press Council of India under the Press Council Act, 1978”, it added. The advisory, issued in the larger public interest, also asked the online and social media, including the online advertisement intermediaries and publishers, to not display such advertisements in India or target such advertisements toward the Indian audience. On 4 December 2020, the ministry issued an advisory to Private Satellite TV channels to adhere to the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) guidelines on advertisements for online gaming which contained specific Dos and Donts for print and audiovisual advertisements of online gaming. PM to unveil India's 1st underground museum of revolutionaries SNS & AGENCIES MUMBAI, 13 JUNE Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the country's first-ever underground 'Gallery of Revolutionaries', a museum dedicated to the luminaries of the Indian Independence Movement, created at the Maharashtra Raj Bhavan, on June 14. The PM will throw open the gallery themed as 'Revolution Saga' that has come up in the subterranean network of 13 pre-World War-I (First WW) British era bunkers, discovered in the sprawling Raj Bhavan campus in August 2016 during the tenure of the then Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao. Later, current Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari oversaw the setting up of the Gallery of Revolutionaries under guidance of Dr. Vikram Sampat (historian) and help from South Central Cultural Centre, Nagpur. In the first phase, the museum features rebels like Vasudev Balwant Phadke, Damodar Hari Chapekar and Vishnu Hari Chapekar (Chapekar Brothers), Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, the Savarkar Brothers Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (Veer Savarkar) and Ganesh Damodar Savarkar (Babarao Savarkar), Anant Laxman Kanhere, Vishnu Ganesh Pingale, Vasudev Balwant Gogate, Krantiguru Lahuji Raghoji Salve, Bhikaiji Rustom Cama (Madam Cama), Shivran H. Rajguru, the country's first armed fighter organisation 'Abhinav Bharat', 'Patri Sarkar', etc. There will be hundreds of others, known and unknown, who will figure at the museum in its later phases, depicting the entire 'Revolution Saga' of 90 years, from the First War of Independence in 1857 to India's Freedom in 1947, said Raj Bhavan officials. Besides the Governor, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Dipankar Datta, other ministers and top officials shall be present for the ceremony, part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. The gallery includes information on the freedom heroes, their role in the Independence movement, sculptures, rare photographs, murals and even details on tribal revolutionaries drawn by school-kids. The stuff on display has been sourced from the State Archives Department, Asiatic Society, Kesari Archives, Savarkar Museum, etc, and also includes a scene from the historic Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the hall of the underground hall of the bunkers. The PM will also inaugurate the newly constructed 'Jalbhushan', which houses the Governor's office and resi- dence, and pray at the historic Shrigundi Temple at Raj Bhavan. Soon after the bunker's discovery, the government ordered the conservation of the underground structure which was neglected for over a century with the constant water leakages rendering the 'Jalbhushan' building standing above it architecturally unsafe. "The bunker has been conserved without compromising the security of the historic building which is the heritage of Raj Bhavan and the Governor's residence and office, 'Jalbhushan' stands on the upper side of it," said an official. Incidentally, on August 18, 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind had inaugurated a virtual reality museum in the bunker, but many other rooms were empty and now have been utilised for the Revolution Saga gallery. The new 'Jalbhushan' has a history over two centuries, tracing to the days when the then Governor of Mumbai, Mountstuart Elphinstone (tenure Nov. 1819-Nov 1827) constructed a small bungalow called 'Pretty Cottage' at Malabar Hill between 1820-1825, where the present-day imposing 'Jalbhushan' now stands. Yoga has become popular across the world, says PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today observed that Yoga has gained tremendous popularity globally, noting that people from different walks of life, including leaders, CEOs, sportspersons and actors, regularly practice this spiritual and physical activity. Sharing a video on Yoga ahead of the International Day of Yoga (IDY), Modi tweeted; "In the last few years, Yoga has gained tremendous popularity globally. People from different walks of life including leaders, CEOs, sportspersons and actors regularly practice Yoga and talk about how it has helped them." The IDY is being celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. Modi, in his UN address in 2014, had suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world. The main event in India on the IDY this year will be held at Mysuru in which Modi will also participate.
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