THURSDAY www.thestatesman.com 06 OCTOBER 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 P10 WEATHER GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY. LIGHT RAIN/THUNDERSHOWERS AT A FEW PLACES. THE MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WOULD BE AROUND 33 AND 22 DEGREES CELSIUS RESPECTIVELY. MUSK CONFIRMS PLAN TO CLOSE $44 BN DEAL ‘MODI MODEL GAVE PEACE AND PROSPERITY’ PUTIN SIGNS UNIFICATION TREATIES FOR NEW REGIONS P9 SHAMI MAY BE BUMRAH'S REPLACEMENT FOR T20 WC P8 P12 PM launches projects worth over `3,600 cr in Himachal RAINFALL: 0.0 mm RELATIVE HUMIDITY ‘It was the vote of the people that was solely responsible for all the progress of the hilly state’ Max: 93% Min: 57% STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 5 OCTOBER Min: 23.8°C (+2) SUN SETS 18:02 hrs MOON SETS 03:23 hrs P Covid-19: No more fine for not wearing mask at public places in Delhi TEMPERATURE Max: 34.0°C (0) SUN RISES 06:17 hrs MOON RISES 16:10 hrs THUMBNAILS Married women take part in Sindoor Khela on the last day of Durga Puja festival celebrations, in the capital on Wednesday. SUBRATA DUTTA One pilot killed, another injured in Army chopper crash in Arunachal: A pilot was killed and another injured when an Army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh crashed on Wednesday, defence sources said. Defence spokesman Lt. Col Mahendra Rawat said that during a routine sortie, the Cheetah helicopter crashed at around 10 a.m. injuring both the pilots. rime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone and dedicated to the nation multiple projects worth over Rs 3650 crore in pollbound Himachal Pradesh on the occasion of 'Dussehra', listing the steps taken by his government to ensure 'Ease of Living' for the poor and middle class. The PM laid the foundation stone of the 31-kmlong project for four laning of the National Highway from Pinjore to Nalagarh on NH-105, worth over Rs. 1690 crores. He also dedicated to the nation, AIIMS, Bilaspur and laid the foundation stone of the Medical Device Park at Nalagarh, which will be built at a cost of about Rs 350 crores. He inaugurated the Government Hydro Engineering College at Bandla. Addressing a gathering, Modi greeted everyone on the occasion of 'Vijaya Dashmi', saying the auspicious festival would give new energy to everyone to walk on the path of the pledged ‘Panch Pran’ while overcoming every obstacle. Referring to the developments that have taken place over the past years in Himachal Pradesh, he said it was the vote of the people that was solely responsible for all the progress of the hilly state. He gave the credit to people's confidence in the state and the Centre that has propelled all the development work. Modi said that for a very long time the thinking was that facilities like education, roads, industries, hospitals were meant for big cities only. As far as hilly areas were ‘Minorities not in danger because of RSS’ SNS & AGENCIES Bhagwat said, "Scare-mongering is done among minorities that there is a danger to them because of us or Hindus. This has not happened in the past, nor will it happen in future. This is neither the nature of Sangh nor of the Hindus." NAGPUR, 5 OCTOBER Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that it is "neither the nature of the Sangh nor Hindus" to endanger the minorities while also adding that the RSS resolves to stand on the side of brotherhood. Notably, opposition parties including Congress have accused RSS of trying to divide society and making people fight against each other. Addressing the occasion of the Vijayadashmi festival here, where mountaineer Santosh Yadav was the chief guest, Bhagwat said, "Scare-mongering is done among minorities that there is a danger to them because of us or Hindus. This has not happened in the past, nor will it happen in future. This is neither the nature of Sangh nor of the Hindus." He said that "neither threatens nor gets threatened" is the kind of Hindu society that is needed. "Self-defence and defence of our own become a duty for everyone against those who spread hatred, commit injustice and atrocity, and engage in acts of hooliganism and enmity towards society. 'Neither threatens nor gets threatened', this kind of Hindu society is the need of the present times. This is not anti-anybody. Sangh resolves to stand on the side of brotherhood, amity and peace," he said. "The second type of obstacle that hinders our Sanatana Dharma is created by forces who are inimical to Bharat's unity and progress. They spread fake narratives, encourage anarchy, engage in criminal acts, foment terror, conflict and social unrest," Bhagwat added. The RSS chief said that the Sangh will "keep emphasizing the word Hindu". "The concept of Hindu Rashtra is being discussed all over. Many agree with the concept but are opposed to the word 'Hindu' and prefer to use other words. We don't have any issue with that. For the clarity of concept - we will keep emphasizing the word Hindu for ourselves," he said. "Temple, water, and cremation ground should be common for all. We should not fight over petty things. Talks like someone can ride a horse and the other person can't, should have no place in soci- ety and we've to work towards it," Bhagwat added. Asserting that English is not important for a career, he said that New Education Policy should lead to students becoming good human beings who are also inspired by patriotism. The RSS chief said that people should raise their voices against wrongs, "but by acting within the framework of the law". "Raising one's voice against wrong should become normal...We all have to stay united as one," he said. Calling for a comprehensive policy on population, Bhagwat said that religionbased population imbalance is an important subject not to be ignored. TRS turns into Bharat Rashtra Samithi AGENCIES HYDERABAD, 5 OCTOBER The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has changed its name to Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), paving the way for Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's entry into national politics. The decision was taken at the general body meeting of the TRS held at its headquarters Telangana Bhavan here on Wednesday. The meeting presided over by KCR unanimously passed a resolution. As the clock struck 1.19 p.m., auspicious time set for the occasion, he announced the launch of the national party. Amid loud cheers by the participants at the meeting, KCR read out the resolution. He said the general body meeting unanimously resolved to change the name of TRS to BRS to expand its activities nation-wide. The party also communicated the change in the name of the party and amendment to the party constitution to the Election Commission of India. In a letter addressed to the Election Commission of India, TRS general secretary communicated that the general body meeting passed a resolution to change the name of the party from Telangana Rashtra Samithi to Bharat Rashtra Samithi. "To that effect, necessary amendments to the party Constitution have also made in the same meeting," reads the letter. The participants hailed the announcement with slogans 'Desh ka netha KCR' and 'BRS Zindabad' and 'KCR Long live'. Former Karnataka chief minister and Janata Dal (S) leader H. D. Kumaraswamy, president of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) Tholkappiyan Thirumavalavan and other leaders of the two parties, who attended the meeting, greeted KCR. A total of 283 delegates including ministers, MPs, MLAs, MLCs, party executive committee members, Zilla Parishad chairpersons, district party presidents and chairpersons of corporations attended the meeting. It was in 2001 that KCR had floated TRS to revive the movement for separate statehood to Telangana. After achieving the goal in 2014 following a 13-year-long struggle, he formed the first government in the new state and retained power in 2018. concerned, even the basic facilities reached there last. This, he said, created a huge imbalance in the development of the country. The people of Himachal Pradesh were forced to go to Chandigarh or Delhi for small issues. However, in the last 8 years, the double-engine government changed all that. Deadlock continues over CJI's move to elevate 4 judges to Supreme Court NEW DELHI, 5 OCTOBER The Chief Justice of India U.U. Lalit-led collegium may not be able to recommend any name to the Centre for filling up four vacant Supreme Court judges' posts, as the deadlock over the proposal to recommend new judges continues. It is learnt that two of the five-member apex court collegium have opposed the proposal to recommend four new judges, which includes an apex court lawyer, to the top court through a written note instead of a formal meeting. Chief Justice Lalit is slated to retire on November 8, and the apex court is scheduled to reopen on October 10, by which the less than onemonth-rule - in which an outgoing CJI cannot make any recommendation if the length of his remaining tenure is less than a month - would kick in. According to sources, the two judges who have opposed to the written proposal to recommend judges for the appointment to the apex court are of the firm view that holding a collegium meeting by the circulation of the proposal, instead of a face-to-face discussion, is not heard of. The Chief Justice of India, who heads the collegium, had written to its four members Justices D.Y. Chandrachud, S.K. Kaul, S. Abdul Nazeer, and K.M. Joseph -- earlier this month seeking their consent for the elevation of Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Ravi Shankar Jha, Patna High Court Chief Justice Sanjay Karol, Manipur High Court Chief Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar, and senior advocate K.V. Viswanathan. One of the collegium members had said that he has no objection to the CJI's proposal. However, two judges maintained that decision over names of judges for the appointment to the apex court cannot be done by circulating a proposal. The one-month rule will not allow Chief Justice Lalit to hold a collegium meeting after October 8 - while the apex court will reopen two IANS days later. The PM said that today Himachal Pradesh was equipped with Central universities like IIT, IIM, and IIIT. He further added that AIIMS, Bilaspur being the apex institute of medical education in India would add to the glory of Bilaspur. “In the last eight years, Himachal Pradesh has scaled new heights of development,” he added. Highlighting the changes in the style of the functioning of the government, he pointed out that foundation stones were now laid with a clear timeline for completing the projects. Talking about the contribution of Himachal Pradesh to nation-building, the PM informed that the state played a crucial role in 'Rashtra Raksha', and now with the newly inaugurated AIIMS at Bilaspur, it would also play a pivotal role in 'Jeevan Raksha'. He complimented the Health Ministry and the state government for the timely completion of the AIIMS project despite the challenge of the pandemic. STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 5 OCTOBER As the fresh Covid-19 cases continue to decline in the national capital, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has decided to end levying Rs 500 fine for not wearing mask at public places in the city. On Tuesday, a total of 74 fresh Covid-19 cases were recorded in the national capital while the infection positivity rate stood at 1.07 per cent. "Though wearing of masks was useful in maintaining Covid Appropriate Behaviour, yet it was agreed that the order of compulsory wearing of masks under the Epidemic Act may not be extended beyond 30.09.2022. Hence a Fine of Rs 500 for not wearing of masks in public places would also stand withdrawn after 30.09.2022," the DDMA Thirteen Indians trapped in job racket in Myanmar rescued: MEA STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 5 OCTOBER Thirteen Indians, who were among a group that was trapped in Myanmar’s Myawaddy area after falling prey to an international job racket, have been rescued and reached Tamil Nadu today, the government confirmed today. ''We have been actively pursuing the case of Indians being trapped in fake job rackets in Myanmar. Thanks to the efforts of @IndiainMyanmar & @IndiainThailand, around 32 Indians had already been rescued. Another 13 Indian citizens have now been rescued,& reached Tamil Nadu today'', Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted. order said. In another significant decision, the DDMA has also decided to hand over the land on which the three Covid Care Centres (CCC) were constructed back to the concerned organisation. Also, the medical equipment of these Covid Care Centres would be given back to the hospitals where it was required. "It was agreed that the Land on which the 03 Covid Care Centres (CCC) have come up, i.e.Radha Soami Satsang, Chattarpur; Sawan Kirpal, Burari; Sant Nirankari, Burari, may be handed back to the concerned organizations. It was also decided that the medical equipment and medical stores in these Covid Care Centres would be transferred to the hospitals where it was required. Proper inventory of such equipment and stores would be prepared," the order said. However, the services of health care workers hired on contract in Covid hospitals have been extended till the end of the year. The DDMA has also directed to operate 12 oxygen tankers by DTC on outsourcing basis. FACT FILE TOTAL CASES 4,46,01,934 ACTIVE CASES 33,318 NEW CASES 2,459 NEW RECOVERIES 3,731 TOTAL DEATHS 5,28,733 UNION HEALTH MINISTRY FIGURES AS OF 8.00 A.M. THURSDAY 05 OCTOBER 2022
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