FRIDAY www.thestatesman.com 05 AUGUST 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 P4 WEATHER GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY. LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN/THUNDERSHOWERS. THE MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WOULD BE AROUND 34 AND 26 DEGREES CELSIUS RESPECTIVELY. NEW DELHI , 4 AUGUST Min: 26.8°C (0) SUN SETS 19:09 hrs MOON SETS 05:46 hrs C THUMBNAILS Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates various projects of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission, in Dharampur, Gujarat, via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Thursday. ANI Court extends Raut's ED custody till 8 Aug; wife summoned: A Mumbai Special Court on Thursday extended Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's custody to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) by 4 days till 8 August.The ED has also summoned Raut's wife Varsha for investigation after certain fresh details have emerged in the case. Raut was arrested on Monday in an alleged money-laundering case, was remanded to ED custody till August 4 and produced before a Pg5 Special PMLA Court this afternoon. Cal HC rejects plea of three J’khand MLAs for CBI probe ongress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is facing ED investigation in the National Herald case, on Thursday said that he was not scared of the Modi government. “We will not flee, neither are we scared of Narendra Modi. Let him do what he wants to,” Mr Gandhi said while talking to media persons outside his house here.“They think they can silence our voice by pressuring us. But it is not going to happen. Whatever Modiji and Amit Shahji are doing is against democracy,” he said. Rahul Gandhi skipped the meeting of the Congress MPs in Parliament on Thursday.Congress had called a meeting after the Enforcement Directorate sealed the Herald House here.The Congress has also accused the ruling dispensation of treating the opposition leaders as "terrorists". “The entire country is watching as an investigating agency has been deployed mindlessly against the leadership of India’s oldest political Congress MPs Rahul Gandhi and Revanth Reddy at Parliament. ANI party. You (the BJP) are treating this party, its leaders and institutions as terrorists,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra hit out at the Congress saying the “law is same for all”. Responding to Congress workers saying that they will hit the streets protesting against the ED, Mr Patra said, “Law is same for all. If the Congress party is innocent, then what are they afraid of? All that the Congress workers want is how to save that one particular family.” “The ED had also issued summons to Mallikarjun Kharge. But he also didn’t turn up. If Mallikarjun Kharge can come to the Congress office, then why The top court told the ECI that if the Thackeray faction seeks time to file response to its notices on the Shindefaction petition, then it should consider their request keeping in mind the views expressed by the apex court AGENCIES NEW DELHI, 4 AUGUST In a relief to Uddhav Thackeray, the Supreme Court on Thursday orally asked the Election Commission of India (ECI) not to decide a plea by Eknath Shinde group to recognise them as the real Shiv Sena. A bench headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and comprising Justices Krishna Murari and Hima Kohli asked the Election Commission not to take any precipitative action on the claim raised by Shinde group for recognising them as the real Shiv Sena party in the meanwhile. The top court told the ECI that if the Thackeray faction seeks time to file response to its notices on the Shindefaction petition, then it should consider their request keeping in mind the views expressed by the apex court. The bench told senior advocate Arvind Datar, representing ECI, “Let them file affidavits. But can't you hold...let no precipitative action be taken... We are not passing any order. But at the same time don't take any Serial killings in Karnataka: Cops to ban male pillion riders at night AGENCIES DAKSHINA KANNADA, 4 AUGUST The Karnataka police department will impose a ban on male young pillion riders in Dakshina Kannada district during night time, announced ADGP (Law and Order) Alok Kumar on Thursday. Alok Kumar stated that this rule would come into effect after lifting of night curfew in Dakshina Kannada district that was imposed after serial murders triggered outrage in the state. The ADGP said elderly persons have been given exemption in the rule and they can ride pillion. “This measure was taken up in Wayanad district of Kerala. All male persons were banned from riding two wheelers. Here, the restrictions will only be on pillion riders," he said. The move is suspected to have come as the modus operandi of political killings in the district usually involve a pillion rider. did he not reach the National Herald,” he added. “Neither you fight the system nor you run away from the system. The law is the same for all,” said Mr Patra.Mr Patra said, "You know why Congress did not go to court in this matter? That is because they know that the court will say that everything is going according to the rules. They have done it all beforehand.” Meanwhile, there was a heated exchange in Parliament between Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge and Piyush Goyal, the ruling BJP's Leader of the House. “How can they summon me when Parliament is in session?” asked Mr Kharge in the Rajya Sabha today.“Yesterday, police surrounded the houses of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. Will democracy remain alive in such a situation? Will we be able to work as per the Constitution? We will not be afraid. We will fight this,” he added. The Gandhis are shareholders in Young Indian. Mr Goyal countered Kharge’s allegations. “The government does not interfere in the work of any law enforcement agency,” he ‘Who is real Shiv Sena’: SC asks ECI not to decide on Shinde group’s plea KOLKATA, 4 AUGUST The three Congress MLAs from Jharkhand, nabbed with a huge amount of cash from West Bengal last week, received a jolt on Thursday as the Calcutta High Court rejected their plea that their case be handed over to CBI. A single judge bench of Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya has maintained the matter will continue to be probed by the state police's CID.However, the bench observed that if the petitioners desire, they can approach a division bench or higher court against her decision. On 20 June, three Congress MLAs from Jharkhand, namely Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kacchap and Naman Bixal Kongari, were nabbed by the police from Howrah with a cash to the tune of Rs 49 lakh IANS in their vehicles. P9 Herald case: Rahul targets PM, BJP hits back hard SNS & AGENCIES Min: 65% TEMPERATURE Max: 34.6°C (+1) SUN RISES 05:46 hrs MOON RISES 12:38 hrs P10 CWG: SHANKAR WINS INDIA’S FIRST TRACK AND FIELD MEDAL Congress has also accused the ruling dispensation of treating Opposition as “terrorists” RAINFALL: 6.6 mm RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max: 87% IRAN NOW SPEAKING OPENLY ON NUCLEAR BOMB PROSPECTS ITALY’S SALVINI PUTS FOCUS ON MIGRATION AHEAD OF SEPT VOTE SHAH ASKS K’TAKA LEADERS TO ASSUAGE CONCERNS OF ANGRY PARTY WORKERS The rule will come into effect after lifting of night curfew in Dakshina Kannada district that was imposed after serial murders triggered outrage in the state. The decision had been taken as the investigations have proved that the youngsters are brainwashed and used to carry out “supari” (contract) killings in the dist Elderly persons have been given exemption in the rule and they can ride pillion According to police sources, the decision had been taken as the investigations have proved that the youngsters are brainwashed and used to carry out “supari” (contract) killings in the district. He further stated that 18 check posts are being opened across the bordering district of Dakshina Kannada as per the directions of the Home Minister and DGP. The CCTV will be installed on check posts and Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) staff will be deputed. This tight security arrangement will be there for a year, he added. Speaking about the progress of investigation of BJP activist Praveen Kumar Nettare murder case, he said, the police have successfully detected who is behind his murder. Information is already gathered on who carried out murder, who conspired and planned and they will be arrested soon, he said. A decision will be taken on when to hand over the case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). However, before handing over the case, Karnataka police will arrest all accused persons, he said. precipitative action...” Datar submitted that the disqualification proceedings under the tenth schedule operate in a different territory and it does not affect the ECI's power to decide the claim of rival factions for official recognition. The top court said it will decide by Monday whether to refer to a larger bench regarding the constitutional questions involved in the disqualification of MLAs arising from Maharashtra political scenario. Shinde faction moved the Election Commission seeking their recognition as the real Shiv Sena ahead of the BMC polls.However, the Thackeray faction has contested it saying that a few MLAs can't decide about the entire political party. Top court was hearing petitions filed by the Shiv Sena and its rebel MLAs on the constitutional issues of splits, merger, defection and disqualification. China begins live-fire military drills in 6 regions around Taiwan BEIJING, 4 AUGUST China’s military on Thursday began unprecedented live-firing drills in six regions surrounding Taiwan, firing missiles from its eastern coast into waters east of the island and putting in place an effective blockade that disrupted flights and shipping. The drills, which will continue until Sunday, were part of Beijing’s response to Wednesday’s visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. “What we are taking and will be taking are a necessary and timely response and countermeasures which have been fully thought through and fully assessed, to protect sovereignty and territorial integrity, in line with international laws, and a warning to provocateurs,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said.AGENCIES (DETAILS ON PG 9) ED summons Kharge while Parliament in session STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 4 AUGUST Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge is being quizzed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case linked to the National Herald newspaper, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said on Thursday. “Mallikarjun Kharge, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, was summoned by the ED when Parliament is in session. He, of course, left around 12:20 p.m. and presented himself. This is Modishahi reaching new lows,” Mr Ramesh,the Congress Communication in-charge, tweeted. “Mallikarjun Kharge, has been undergoing interrogation by the ED for the last four and a half hours. His ordeal is continuing. The entire Congress party stands with him in solidarity,” he wrote in anoth- er tweet. Mr Kharge personally raised the issue in the Upper House, wondering how he could be summoned when Parliament was in session. “I have to appear (before the ED) at 12.30 pm. I want to follow the law. But is it appropriate to summon me at this time, in the middle of the Parliament session?" he asked.Mr Kharge, meanwhile, was reported to have reached the office of Young Indian to assist the ED officials in search operations there. The ED also said that they had written two emails to Pawan Bansal andMr Kharge and requested them to be pres- ent at the time of search operations.(With agency inputs) claimed. “Maybe in their (Congress) rule, that used to happen,” he added, “Now, if anyone does anything wrong, the agencies will do their duty.” FACT FILE Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge at Herald House on Thursday. ANI P12 CJI to retire on 26 Aug, recommends Justice Lalit as his successor STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 4 AUGUST Chief Justice of India N V Ramana today recommended the name of Justice Uday Umesh Lalit as his successor to the Union minister for law and justice.“Chief Justice of India Justice N V Ramana today recommended the name of Justice Uday Umesh Lalit as his successor to the Minister for Law and Justice. Justice Ram- ana personally handed over a copy of his letter of recommendation dated 03.08.2022 to Justice Lalit today (04.08.2022) in the morning,"the apex court said.Justice Ramana is set to retire on 26 August. He received a communication yesterday from the Minister of Law and Justice to nominate his successor.A communication from the apex court said: “Today (03.08.2022) at 2130 hrs, the Secretariat of the Chief Justice of India has received a communication dated 03.08.2022 from the Minister of Law and Justice requesting the CJI to recommend the name of his successor." Justice Lalit, who is the senior-most judge in the Supreme Court, will be the 49th CJI. He will have 74 days in the chair before he retires on November 8 when he attains the age of 65. He was appoint- CJI Justice NV Ramana formally recommends Justice UU Lalit’s ANI name as his successor. ed to the top court directly from the Bar. After Justice Lalit, Justice D Y Chandrachud is next in line to head the country's judiciary. His father Justice Y V Chandrachud also was the CJI, who had the longest term from 1978 to 1985. According to the Memorandum of Procedure, the Law Minister seeks a recommendation from the outgoing CJI to nominate his successor. Usually, the recommendation is sought within a month of the retirement of the incumbent CJI.Before being elevated to judgeship in the Supreme Court on 13 August, 2014, UU Lalit was a senior advocate in the court. Among several landmark judgements that Justice UU Lalit he's been part of, one that made headlines for several days was on divorce among Muslims. WOMEN POWER TOTAL CASES 4,40,87,037 ACTIVE CASES 1,36,478 NEW CASES 19,893 NEW RECOVERIES 20,419 TOTAL DEATHS 5,26,530 UNION HEALTH MINISTRY FIGURES AS OF 8.00 A.M. THURSDAY 04 AUGUST 2022 Delhi recorded 2,202 cases and four deaths Five officers of the Indian Navy's INAS 314 based at Naval Air Enclave create history by completing the first all-women independent maritime reconnaissance and surveillance mission in the North Arabian Sea onboard, in Porbandar on Thursday. ANI Parents should see subjects their kids are taught in Madrasas: Sarma AGENCIES DISPUR (ASSAM), 4 AUGUST Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday urged parents in the state to keep a watch over subjects their children are being taught in the madrasas. “We have already abolished 800 government madrasas in Assam. But there are many Qawmi Madrasas in the state. The citizens, parents should keep a watch on these madrasas that what type of subjects are taught here,” the chief minister said. The CM’s remarks came after the Morigaon district administration demolished the Jamiul Huda Madrasa in Moirabari area in Assam. The Jamiul Huda Madrasa was run by an active member of Bangladesh-based terror outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), Mustafa alias Mufti Mustafa, who was a resident of Saharia Gaon in Morigaon and an important financial conduit of the ABT. Earlier, the Morigaon district police had arrested Mustafa for having links with ABT and Al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent .The state CM had said that the Madrasa was demolished under Disaster Management Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and added that its students were admitted to different schools. "In Morigaon today, Jamiul Huda Madrasa was demolished under Disaster Management Act and UAPA Act. 43 students were studying in this madrasa, who are now admitted to different schools," he said while further mentioning that Mustafa had obtained a doctorate in Islamic Law from Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal in 2017. This came after 11 persons were detained in a major crackdown in Assam on July 28 for their alleged links with the global terror outfits including AQIS and ABT. Earlier on Friday (July 29), the police found eight people including Mustafa, who had links with ABT and AQIS, and produced them before the Barpeta Court, which sent them to the ninedays police custody. "The eight arrested persons having links with AQIS/ABT were produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate court in Barpeta, Assam today. The court has sent them to 9-day Police custody,”said Amitava Sinha,Superintendent of Police, Barpeta. The ABT is linked to Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). According to police, the activities of the Mustafa’s madrasa were being funded through the proceeds of unlawful activities, hence the Jamiul Huda Madrasa was sealed by the police. Go First plane diverted after bird hit A Go First flight operating from Ahmedabad to Chandigarh was diverted to Ahmedabad after an incident of bird hit. NEW DELHI, 4 AUGUST A Go First flight operating from Ahmedabad to Chandigarh was diverted to Ahmedabad after an incident of bird hit. As per the aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), engine number 1 of the flight G8-911 is suspected to be hit by a bird and investigation has been initiated. Multiple incidents of technical snags and diversion of flights have been witnessed in the last few weeks. As per government data, a total of 478 technical snags related occurrences were reported in the planes in the last one year between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. IANS
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