CMYK SATURDAY www.thestatesman.com 23 JULY 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 P7 WEATHER One or two spells of rain/thundershower very likely. Temperature likely to be in the range of 34-27 degrees Celsius. SL TROOPS CLEAR PROTESTERS; NEW PM NAMED ‘YOU BUY AN UMBRELLA TO USE WHEN IT RAINS’ ‘TOURISM HAS HUGE POTENTIAL’ P8 P11 Modi holds strategy meet on Parl Session RAINFALL: 3.0 MM RELATIVE HUMIDITY After Opp parties continued to force adjournment in the two Houses Max.89% STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 22 JULY TEMPERATURE Min. 63% Max: 34.2 °C (+2) Min: 27.3°C (+1) SUN RISES SUN SETS 05:04 hrs 18:22 hrs MOON RISES MOON SETS -------- hrs 13:13 hrs New moon on 28 July THUMBNAILS Flowers are being showered on the devotees at Har Ki Pauri Ghat during the month of Shravan, in Haridwar on Friday. ANI TMC leader falls sick during ED grilling: Former education minister of Bengal and TMC Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee fell sick while facing a marathon interrogation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with recruitment irregularities in West Bengal School Service Commission, in Kolkata on Friday. The ED officials reached the residence of Chatterjee, who is currently the state commerce and industries minister, at around 9 am and his questioning was going on till the Pg3 filing of this report. rime Minister Narendra Modi today held a meeting with his senior Cabinet colleagues to review the government’s strategy in Parliament where the Opposition parties have repeatedly forced adjournment of the two Houses over inflation and other major issues. Senior ministers including Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Pralhad Joshi, Anurag Singh Thakur, Kiren Rijiju, and Piyush Goyal were present at the meeting. The ministers are understood to have given P Senior ministers including Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Pralhad Joshi, Anurag Singh Thakur, Kiren Rijiju, and Piyush Goyal were present at the meeting The Monsoon Session of Parliament is scheduled to conclude on 12 August. There will be 18 sittings of the two Houses during the session their views on the ruckus created by the Opposition since the Monsoon Session of Parliament began on 18 August. Both the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha have not been able to transact any business due to frequent adjournments. The Opposition parties have been protesting over issues related to price rise and imposition of GST by the government on some items of daily use. The Monsoon Session of Parliament is scheduled to conclude on 12 August. There will be 18 sittings of the two Houses during the session.Meanwhile, BJP sources said the party was expecting a huge win for NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar in the vicepresidential poll given NEW DELHI, 22 JULY Joint Opposition candidate for Margaret Alva today expressed disappointment over the Trinamul Congress decision to abstain from voting in the 6 August vice-presidential poll, hoping TMC chief Mamata Banerjee would stand with the Opposition in the crucial electoral exercise. “The TMC's decision to abstain from voting in the VP ASIAN NEWS INTERNATIONAL NEW DELHI ,22 JULY The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday said that all airlines from now have to inform in writing in case they refuse to board a person with a disability. “Under the DGCA said that all airlines from now have to inform in writing in case they refuse to board a person with a disability amended rule, Airline shall not refuse carriage of any person on the basis of disability and/or reduced mobility; if it happens then airlines should inform the passenger with a disability in writing with the reasons therein immediately," said DGCA. In order to improve the accessibility of boarding and flying for the disabled, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on election is disappointing. This isn't the time for 'whataboutery’, ego, or anger. This is the time for courage, leadership & unity. I believe, @MamataOfficial, who is the epitome of courage, will stand with the opposition,”she tweeted, a day after the TMC formally announced its decision not to vote in the election as the Opposition did not consult Mamata before announcing Alva's candidature. Alva, a former Union min- ister and governor, is pitted against NDA nominee and former West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in the poll in which numbers are heavily stacked in favour of the latter. Both Alva and Mamata are said to be good friends, having served as ministers in the P V Narasimha Rao government in the nineties. It was widely believed that Mamata would solidly back Alva's candidature for the vice-presidentship.However, the TMC's decision came as a dampener for the Opposition, smarting over its candidateYashwant Sinha's drubbing in the presidential poll.According to sources in the Opposition camp, Mamata had been contacted by senior leaders before Alva's name for the vice-presidentship was formally declared. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said an effort would be made to find the reason behind this “sudden” decision by the TMC. HOLY DIP FACT FILE TOTAL CASES 4,38,47,065 ACTIVE CASES 1,49,482 NEW CASES 21,880 NEW RECOVERIES 21,219 TOTAL DEATHS 5,25,930 UNION HEALTH MINISTRY FIGURES AS OF 8.00 A.M. FRIDAY 22 JULY2022 Devotees take a dip in the sacred pond on the occasion of Gurpurab, at Gurudwara Shri Bangla Sahib, in New Delhi on Friday. ANI Bengal recorded 2237 cases & seven deaths National Film Awards: Suriya, Ajay Devgn share best actor award, Soorarai Pottruwins best film ASIAN NEWS INTERNATIONAL NEW DELHI,22 JULY Ajay Devgn and Suriya shared the best actor award at the 68th National Film Awards announced here. The best actor in female category was won by Aparna Balamurali for 'Soorarai Pottru.' Ajay Devgn won the award for his role in 'Tanhaji:The Unsung Warrior' and Suriya won it for 'Soorarai Pottru.'This is the third time Ajay Devgn has won this award. Tanahji was released in January 2020 and quickly grabbed the hearts of audiences in India and around the world. The Best Feature Film award went to Soorarai Pottru,a dramatized portrayal of retired Army Captain GR Gopinath's the fact that about 100 MLAs and over a dozen MPs voted in favour of NDA nominee Droupadi Murmu in the presidential election. “With cracks in the Opposition camp quite visible in the presidential poll, the result could be much better for the NDA candidate in the vicepresidential poll, a BJP functionary said, drawing attention to the TMC decision to abstain from voting in the vice-presidential election. BJP sources said that they would study the pattern of how many MLAs were impressed with the Prime Minister's development politics and then take a view on it. P12 LG recommends CBI probe into AAP govt’s excise policy SNS&AGENCIES NEW DELHI, JULY 22 Delhi Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saxena has recommended a CBI probe into the Arvind Kejriwal government’s Excise Policy 2021-22. The CBI investigation has been recommended after a report by the Chief Secretary established prima facie violations of GNCTD Act 1991, Transaction of Business Rules (ToBR) 1993, Delhi Excise Act 2009 and Delhi Excise Rules 2010, said a statement from LG House. It also pointed out the deliberate and gross procedural lapses to provide post tender undue benefits to liquor licensees for the year 2021-22. These indicate substantively of financial quid pro quo at the top political level, wherein the Minister Incharge of the Excise Depart- The CBI investigation has been recommended after a report by the Chief Secretary established prima facie violations of GNCTD Act 1991, Transaction of Business Rules (ToBR) 1993, Delhi Excise Act 2009 and Delhi Excise Rules 2010 ment Manish Sisodia took and got executed major decisions, actions in violation of the statutory provisions and the notified Excise Policy that had huge financial implications, the statement reads. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday defended deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia after Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saxena called for a CBI probe into the AAP government's Delhi Excise Policy, saying that BJP is scared of the party's expansion in the country.“I've known Sisodia for 22 years and have never seen anyone as honest or as much of a patriot as him," Kejriwal said during a press briefing. He said that Sisodia was working very hard to strengthen Delhi's education system, earning praise and electoral support because of it, which is why the Centre is trying to stop them. Accusing the LG of making 'false allegations', Delhi CM said, “you arrested Satyendar Jain who was working in the health sector and now wants to put Sisodia, who is making careers and lives of lakhs of children in Delhi, behind bars.” Denying the allegations, Kejriwal said: "BJP is behind us and they are now scared of the party's expansion across the country. It is a completely fake case. There is not even an iota of truth in it, he added. Airlines can no longer deny boarding to any person with disability,says DGCA Alva appeals to Mamata to stand with Opp in VP poll STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE JADEJA RULED OUT OF FIRST 2 ODIS DUE TO RIGHT-KNEE INJURY Ajay Devgn won the award for his role in 'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior' and Suriya won it for 'Soorarai Pottru.' This is the third time Ajay Devgn has won this award life as the founder of the lowcost airline Air Deccan. Despite having a straight OTT release, the film was a big success, with fans flooding Twitter with rave reviews. Suriya and Guneet Monga both co-produced the film. Madhya Pradesh bagged the award for Most FilmFriendly State at the National Film Awards. Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh bagged Most FilmFriendly (Special mention) Award.“Most film-friendly (special mention) award goes to Uttarakhand and UP Most . film-friendly film state goes to Madhya Pradesh,” Neerja Sekhar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said. Madhya Pradesh has received the award earlier also. A 10-member jury led by director-producer Vipul Shah met Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday morning to submit its report on the 68th National Film Awards. This year, there are 50 categories with over 300 feature films and 150 non-feature films competing for the prizes. There are 30 different languages in the movies. Apart from chairperson Shah, the jury members included cinematographer Dharam Gulati, National award-winning fame Bengali actor Sreelekha Mukherjee, cinematographer GS Bhaskar, A Karthikraaja, VN Aditya, Viji Thampi, Sanjeev Rattan, S Thangadurai and Nishigandha. Producer-director Vipul Shah told ANI, "It has been heartening to see the kind of response that was received and the number of films that we got to see. And these were very difficult Covid times during which these films were either made or being made." Chitrartha Singh who headed the non-feature jury stated, "We have been able to review close to 140 non-feature films including documentaries and it is amazing to see the kind of content that has come forth, especially from areas like the northeast." Journalist Anant Vijay chaired the BestWriting on Cinema category. CMYK Thursday amended the Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR) Section-3, Series M Part I “Carriage by Air Persons with Disability (Divyangjan) and/or Persons with Reduced Mobility”.Under the amended rule, airlines shall not refuse carriage of any person on the basis of disability and/or reduced mobility.However, in case, an airline perceives that the health of such a passenger may deteriorate inflight, the said passenger will have to be examined by a doctor in person - who shall in his/her opinion, categorically state the medical condition and whether the passenger is fit to fly or not. “After obtaining the medical opinion, the airline shall take an appropriate decision on the carriage of such passengers. In case of refusal of carriage by the airline, it shall inform the passenger in writing with the reasons therein immediately,” says the amended rule. The DGCA said that the amendment has been done under the Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR) Section-3, Series M Part I "Carriage by Air - Persons with Disability (Divyangjan) and/or Persons with Reduced Mobility". The proposed amendment has been carried out at Para 4.1.35 of the CAR.
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