SUNDAY www.thestatesman.com 11 SEPTEMBER 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 MPS WRITE LETTER, SEEK TRANSPARENCY IN CONG PARTY POLLS SHAH ASKS RAHUL TO STUDY HISTORY P4 WEATHER Cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain very likely. Temperature likely to be in the range of 30-27 degrees Celsius. RAINFALL: 5.3 mm RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max.90% TEMPERATURE P5 ‘Science imbued in Indian youths’ DNA’ STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 10 SEPTEMBER Max: 33.8°C (+2) Min: 28.4°C (+2) SUN RISES SUN SETS 05:22 hrs 17:46 hrs MOON RISES MOON SETS 18:00 hrs 04:59 hrs New moon on 26 September THUMBNAILS Devotees pull a chariot of a giant idol of Lord Ganesha for immersion, in Mumbai on Saturday. ANI Two dead, two missing after snake boat capsizes in Achankovil river in Kerala: Two persons died and two others went missing after Chennithala palliyodam(snake boat) capsized in Acankovil river at Valiyaperubuzha Kadavu near Mavelikkara in Kerala’s Alappuzha district on Saturday morning. The deceased were identified as Adithyan(17) of Chennithala and Cherukol native of Bineesh. Their bodies were recovered by the Fire and Rescue Services personnel. 6th shooter arrested in Moosewala murder case: The sixth shooter in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case, Deepak alias Mundi was arrested by the Punjab Police on Saturday from West Bengal-Nepal border along with his two associates.In a tweet, officiating DGP Punjab Gaurav Yadav said the absconding shooter of Moosewala was arrested in a joint operation with Central agencies and Delhi Police."Deepak was the shooter in the Bolero module, Kapil Pandit and Rajinder provided logistical support including weapons and hideouts," he said. Pg5 bserving that the inclination for science, technology, and research was in the DNA of the country’s youth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for supporting with “full strength” the innovative spirit of the young generation. He listed several new sectors and missions in the field of research and innovation to support the youth like the Space Mission, National Supercomputing Mission, semiconductor mission, Mission Hydrogen, and drone technology. Similarly, the National Education Policy (NEP), he said, was promoting this by providing science and technology education in the mother tongue. Inaugurating the ‘Centre-State Science Conclave’ in Ahmedabad via video conferencing, the PM remarked “Science is like that energy in the development of 21st century India, which has the power to accelerate the development of every region and the development of every state. Today, when India is moving towards leading the fourth industrial revolution, the role of India's science and people related to this field is very important. In such a situation, the responsibility of people in administration and policy making increases significantly.” Emphasising that science was the basis of O Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the inauguration function of the ‘Centre-State Science Conclave’ in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, through video conferencing, in New Delhi on Saturday. ANI solutions, evolution, and innovation, he said it was with this inspiration, that today’s new India was moving forward with the slogan of “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan, and Jai Anusandhan.” Commenting on the lessons that could be learnt from history by the Centre and the states, Mr Modi said; “if we remember the early decades of the last century, we find how the world was going through a period of devastation and tragedy. But even in that era, whether it was about the East or the West, scientists everywhere were engaged in their great discovery.'' He underlined the difference between the East and West, saying India was not giving due recognition to the work of its scientists. “When we celebrate the achievements of our scientists, science AGENCIES KOLKATA, 10 SEPTEMBER India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), late General Bipin Rawat, has now got a military garrison close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China named after him. On Saturday, the Indian Army garrison at Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh was formally named Gen Bipin Rawat Military Garrison. Gen Rawat (then a Colonel) had commanded a unit of the 5/11 Gorkha Rifles at this garrison in 1999-2000. There are few military stations in India named after people. INS Netaji Subhas - the Indian Navy's headquarters in Kolkata - was probably the first one. The second one was Air Force Station Arjan Singh at Panagarh, also in West Bengal. Now, Gen Bipin Rawat has got an Indian Army Garrison TOTAL CASES 4,44,90,283 ACTIVE CASES 48,850 NEW CASES 5,554 6,322 NEW RECOVERIES TOTAL DEATHS 5,28,139 UNION HEALTH MINISTRY FIGURES AS OF 8.00 A.M. SATUR DAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2022 Bengal recorded 263 cases and one death P12 Charles III proclaimed king at tradition-steeped ceremony Modi, Truss to further strengthen ties with his name on it. During his tenure at Kibithu, a strategic location, Gen Rawat named a nearby feature as ‘Bogra’ to commemorate Battle Honour Bogra conferred on the 5/11 Gorkha Rifles after the 1971 Indo-Pak War. Bogra was a stronghold of the Pakistan Army in East Pakistan that was captured by this Battalion before the onward march towards Dhaka and the Liberation of Bangladesh. During his tenure at Kibithu, Gen Rawat also improved civil-military ties and formalised the Border Personnel Meeting mechanism with China. On Saturday, the military station was formally named as Gen Bipin Rawat Military Garrison by Arunachal Pradesh governor Brig B.D. Mishra (retd) in the presence of chief minister Pema Khandu. Gen Rawat's daughter was also present during the event. Chief minister also named the 22-km-long road fromWalong to Kibithu as Gen Bipin Rawat Marg. According to the Indian Army, this was a befitting tribute to the General who died in a tragic helicopter crash in December 2021. An official said that Gen Rawat contributed immensely in strengthening the security of the area. The infrastructural development and social growth he brought about also benefitted locals greatly. noted the climate of innovation and a vibrant startup ecosystem. The PM highlighted that in order to make India a global centre of research and innovation in this ‘Amrit Kaal’, everyone has to work on many fronts simultaneously. He stressed the need to take science and technology-related research to the local level. He asked the states to promote research and innovation as per their local needs. Innovation could be encouraged by laying emphasis on the creation of more and more scientific institutions and the simplification of processes by the state governments. He further added that the number of innovation labs should also be increased in the institutions of higher education in the states. He also asked every state to formulate a modern policy regarding science, innovation, and technology. “As governments, we have to more and more cooperate and collaborate with our scientists, this will create an atmosphere of a scientific modernity”. The PM stressed that the states should take full advantage of the ability and expertise of the national-level scientific institutes, and national laboratories. “We also have to take our sciencerelated institutions out of the state of silos for optimum utilisation of scientific institutions and expertise.” Raid at Kolkata businessman’s residence: ED recovers `18 cr STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 10 SEPTEMBER King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort, during the Accession Council at St James's Palace on Saturday. AP AGENCIES LONDON, 10 SEPTEMBER Two days after his mother’s death elevated him to the throne, King Charles III was officially proclaimed Britain’s monarch Saturday in a pompfilled ceremony steeped in ancient tradition and political symbolism ~ and, for the first time, broadcast live online and on air. Charles, who spent seven decades as heir apparent, automatically became king when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died on Thursday. But the accession ceremony was a key constitutional and ceremonial step in introducing the new monarch to the country, a relic of a time before mass communications. Scores of senior British politicians past and present, including new Prime Minister Liz Truss and five of her predecessors, gathered in the ornate state apartments at St. James’s Palace for the meeting of the Accession Council. They met without Charles, officially confirming his title, King Charles III. The king then joined them, vowing to follow his mother’s “inspiring example” as he took on the duties of monarch. “I am deeply aware of this great inheritance and of the duties and heavy responsibilities of sovereignty which have now passed to me,” he said. Speaking of his personal grief, he said: “I know how deeply you and the entire nation, and I think I may say the whole world, sympathize with me in this irreparable loss we have all suffered.” The new king formally approved a series of orders ~ including one declaring the day of his mother’s funeral a public holiday. The date of the state funeral has not been announced, but it is expected to be around September 19. This is the first time the accession ceremony has been held since 1952, when Queen Elizabeth II took the throne. Charles was accompanied at the ceremony by his wife Camilla, the Queen Consort, and his eldest son Prince William. William is now heir to the throne and is now known by the title that Charles long held, Prince of Wales. The ceremony ended with a royal official publicly proclaiming King Charles III the monarch from a balcony at the palace. In centuries past, this would have been the first official confirmation the public had of their new sovereign. (See Pg10) SNS & AGENCIES Hitting out at the Bharat Jodo Yatra of Rahul Gandhi, the BJP on Saturday said that it was Bharath 'Todo' Yatra. BJP spokesman Shehzad Poonawalla stated that Rahul Gandhi had met the controversial priest George Ponniah who had told Rahul that ‘Jesus was real God unlike Shakthi’. Shehzad Poonawalla said, “George Ponniah who met Rahul Gandhi says 'Jesus is the only God unlike Shakthi and other goddesses. This man was arrested earlier for Hindu hatred. He says that he is wearing shoes because impurities of Bharath Mata must not contaminate.” The BJP spokesperson said, "Bharath Jodo with Bharath Todo icons." Shehzad Poonawala also shared a video of George Ponniah with Rahul Gandhi in which the priest was saying 'Jesus is real god unlike Shakthi'.Meanwhile the controversial priest George Ponniah told media persons that he did not insult any religion. The Congress also hit out at the BJP alleging that the rul, ing party at the Centre has been spreading lies adding that its “typical mischief” is an attempt to damage the spirit of 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'. “It is a completely bogus video.What was said in the conversation has nothing to do with the tweet. We have issued the full text of what was said. It is typical mischievous lies being spread by the BJP to dam- STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE JAMMU, 10 SEPTEMBER STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE KOLKATA, 10 SEPTEMBER Officers of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), who conducted a series of raids at six locations in the city, seized unaccounted cash amounting to over Rs 18 crores from the residence of a transport businessman at Sahi Astabol Lane at Garden Reach on Saturday. Not so long after the state’s residents were treated to visuals of a cash haul of nearly Rs 50 crore from the flats of Arpita Mukherjee, the close associate of the former minister Partha Chatterjee, the ED officials allegedly unearthed huge wads of cash from under the mattress in the bedroom of the businessman, identified as Aamir Khan. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi meets a controversial Catholic priest George Ponnaiah during the party's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra', in Kanniyakumari on Saturday. ANI age the spirit of Bharat Jodo Yatra,” said Jairam Ramesh. He slammed BJP for dividing the country and said, “We are trying to unite people and to bring people together because India is being broken Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on phone today with the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Elizabeth Truss to congratulate her on assuming office. Mr Modi also conveyed to her on behalf of the people of India deep condolences to the Royal family and the people of the UK on the sad demise of Queen Elizabeth II. The PM appreciated Ms Truss's contributions to the India-UK bilateral relationship in her previous roles as Trade Secretary and Foreign Secretary. Both leaders committed to further strengthening the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between India and the UK. They discussed various issues of bilateral interest including the progress in the implementation of the Roadmap 2030, ongoing FTA negotiations, defence & security cooperation, and the people-to-people ties between both countries. As Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs in the previous Johnson Cabinet, Ms Truss was counted among those senior British politicians who championed deeper India-UK strategic and economic ties and often held forth on strengthening the relationship with India. As the International Trade Secretary, she initiated the India-UK Enhanced trade Partnership in May 2021. She is also said to have made some symbolic gestures like making visas easier for Indians. Non-BJP parties to resist move to enroll outsiders as voters in J&K Slamming the government authorities for giving conflicting versions on enrolment of non-locals as voters in Jammu and Kashmir, the Opposition parties meeting on Saturday at the residence of National Conference chief and MP Dr. Farooq Abdullah here decided to constitute a committee to take further course of action against the move. Briefing mediapersons after the meeting, Dr Abdullah said that different claims were being made by the authorities on the sensitive issue. The election commission initially said that 20 to 25 lakh nonlocal voters are expected to be added in the electoral list and as a controversy broke out on the issue, the commission said that around 1.5 lakh new National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and others at a press conference in Jammu on Saturday.ANI voters might be included as voters. He said that the opposition party meet was held to deliberate against inclusion of outsiders as voters. Referring to last year’s meeting of all Kashmir based political parties convened by Prime Minister Narendera Modi in which he said he would remove; “Dil ki doori and Dilli ki doori” (distance between hearts and distance with Delhi), Dr Abdul- Rahul Gandhi meets controversial priest; BJP cries ‘Bharat Todo Yatra’ CHENNAI, 10 SEPTEMBER FACT FILE becomes part of our society, it becomes part of the culture.” Mr Modi also appealed to the people to celebrate the achievements of the scientists of the country. He lauded the role of Indian scientists in developing the Corona vaccine and contributing to the world's biggest vaccine drive. The PM reiterated that the government was working with the thinking on science-based development. “Since 2014, there has been a substantial increase in investment in the field of science and technology. Due to the efforts of the government, today India is ranked 46th in the Global Innovation Index, whereas in 2015, India was at number 81,” he added. He acknowledged the record number of patents being registered in the country and also Army garrison in Arunachal named Gen Bipin Rawat Military Garrison BENGALURU, 10 SEPTEMBER Union minister for road transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari, stressed on the importance of passengers in the rear seat wearing seatbelt while travelling in four-wheelers.Referring to the tragic death of industrialist Cyrus Mistry, who died in a road accident near Mumbai on Sunday, Gadkari said, "I have made legal provisions in this regard." Mistry, former Tata Sons Chairman, was sitting in the back seat and was not wearing a seatbelt when his speeding Mercedes crashed into a divider in Maharashtra's Palghar district on Sunday. Addressing a press conference here, Gadkari said that provisions are being be made to introduce a seat belt alarm system for rear seats, just like the driver's seat. “Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has called me three times from London to start a campaign in the backdrop of the death of Cyrus Mistry,” Gadkari said. AGENCIES P6 PM inaugurates ‘Centre-State Science Conclave’ in Ahmedabad via video conferencing Min. 60% Seat belt alert needed for rear seats too: Nitin Gadkari SAFF WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP: INDIA QUALIFY FOR SEMIS REJECTION IN CHILE because of economic inequality, social polarisation and political centralisation. The BJP divides and Congress unites. BJP believes in uniformity while Congress unity. BJP rejects India's diversity but Congress celebrates India's diversity."He further said that this Bharat Jodo Yatra is like Lord Hanuman which will bring ‘Sanjeevani’ for the revival of the Congress party. Taking to Twitter, Ramesh said that the video bears no relation whatsoever to what is recorded in the audio. “An atrocious tweet from the BJP hate factory is doing the rounds. It bears no relation whatsoever to what is recorded in the audio. This is typical BJP mischief that has become more desperate after the successful launch of Bharat Jodo Yatra which is evoking such a huge response,” he said in a tweet.A video clip of Rahul Gandhi's interaction with the Tamil Nadu pastor went viral, in which Rahul Gandhi can be heard asking, “Jesus Christ is a form of God? Is that right?” to which the Tamil Nadu priest George Ponniah replied, “He is the real God.” Ponniah goes on to say, “God reveals him(self) as a man, a real person...not like Shakti...so we see a human person.” Ponniah has a history of delivering provocative statements that have landed him in trouble in the past. He was arrested last year in July in Madurai for allegedly making a 'hate speech' against Prime Minister Narendra Modi,home minister Amit Shah, DMK minister and others. Rahul Gandhi met him at the Muttidichan Parai Church, Puliyoorkurichy where he camped for a morning break on Friday. lah said not a single step has so far been taken in this direction. Those under detention have not been released.PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, PCC chief Vikar Rasool Wani, working president of PCC Raman Bhalla, CPM leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami and leaders of Shiv Sena, ANC, Akali Dal (Amritsar) and Janta Dal(U) were among those who attended the meeting. ‘J&K targeted killings meant to disturb peace’ NEW DELHI , 10 SEPTEMBER Targeted killings in Kashmir Valley was part of a larger conspiracy by terrorists of Hizbul Mujahideen and other proscribed terrorist outfits to disturb the peace and democratic process established by the Panchayati Raj System in Kashmir Valley and also to create terror among the politically elected representatives, NIA charge sheet said. The revelation came when the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed the charge sheet against six accused in the targeted killing of a Sarpanch of Adoora village in Kulgam.
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