CMYK SUNDAY www.thestatesman.com 06 NOVEMBER 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 WILL TRUMP HAVE HIS REVENGE ON 8 NOV? AT THE CROSSROADS P6 WEATHER Generally cloudy sky. Temperature likely to be in the range of 32-21 degrees Celsius. RAINFALL: NIL RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max.96% Min. 45% Max:31.4 °C (0) SUN RISES 05:43 hrs MOON RISES 15:07 hrs Min: 20.8 °C (-1) SUN SETS 16:57 hrs MOON SETS 02:35 hrs TEMPERATURE Full moon on 08 November THUMBNAILS Shikaras are anchored near the banks of Dal Lake on a foggy morning, in Srinagar on Saturday. ANI Case filed against Rahul Gandhi: A case has been registered against three senior Congress leaders including Rahul Gandhi for alleged unauthorised usage of the music from the blockbuster Kannada film ‘KGF-2’ during the party’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’.The FIR was registered in the Yashwanthpur police station on Friday under the provisions of Copyright Act, the Information Technology Act and the Indian Penal Code against Gandhi, Jairam Ramesh and Supriya for using KGF-2 music for the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra, led by Rahul Gandhi on a complaint lodged by M Naveen Kumar, who manages MRT music. ED records statement of Sisodia's PA: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday questioned Delhi Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia’s personal assistant following raids conducted at five places in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) in connection with Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22 money laundering case, sources said.The agency is also learnt to have picked a few suspects, including Devendra Sharma, a close aide and personal assistant of Sisodia, from their houses in Delhi and NCR. IRAN ACKNOWLEDGES SENDING DRONES TO RUSSIA FOR FIRST TIME P7 P10 Only BJP can provide stable govt: PM in HP Slamming Cong, Modi says party was synonymous with corruption, familyism STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE SHIMLA, 5 NOVEMBER rime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to the voters of Himachal Pradesh to vote for the BJP keeping him in mind in the upcoming state Assembly elections. The Prime Minister addressed two ‘Vijay Sankalp’ public rallies at Sunder Nagar in Mandi district and Solan district in Himachal Pradesh. He urged the people to remember the symbol of BJP the ‘Lotus’, while cast, ing their vote, instead of the official candidate of the party contesting the elections. Seeking one more opportunity for the BJP to form the government in state, he said, P Prime Minister Narender Modi being felicitated by Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur during the Vijay Sankalp rally in Mandi. ANI “When you see the symbol of ‘Lotus’, it means that I myself has come to you to seek votes from you.” Attacking the Congress, he said that the party was synonymous with corruption, familyism, and selfish interest. “Congress party has done nothing constructive in the past for more than 50 years. It has only kept the people in the dark and did nothing in the name of development,” Mr Modi said. “What Himachal needs is BJP that provides a stable state government,” said PM Modi, adding that after 1980 the country in the last 30 years had unstable governments at the Centre, but then in 2014 the people of India blessed the BJP and brought in the party to form a stable government. “We worked hard to meet the expectations of the public due to which the party got the people’s blessings again to form the government in 2019,” he added. The small states also suffered from unstable state governments. However, as people instilled faith in BJP , these states were able to get stable governments, he said, adding that it is only a stable government that ensures progress and development. Urging the people of the state to have full faith in the double government at the Centre and state, he said that he had full trust in the people of Himachal Pradesh having decided to vote for BJP again. These elections are decisive elections, the BJP has already given its report card of achievements and is committed to forming the government yet again, he asserted. ALL IN A ROW Exercise Garuda VII underway between the Indian and French air forces, in Jodhpur on Saturday. ANI T20 WC: ENGLAND REACH SEMIFINAL, KNOCK AUSTRALIA OUT OF FRAY P12 India look to top table with victory over Zimbabwe S S RAMASWAMY MELBOURNE, 5 NOVEMBER India have a fine chance of topping the Group 2 table and entering the semi-finals of the ICC men’s T20 World Cup with their confidence high. Rohit Sharma’s men just need to win tomorrow’s fifth and last roundrobin league game against Zimbabwe, already out of reckoning for the lastfour stage, to finish atop their group with eight points. India have the wherewithal in both batting, in which their resources run deep, and varied bowling to achieve this aim. It all boils down to implementing the plans properly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground where another plus 90,000 crowd is expected to egg them on like it was on 23 October in their campaign opener against arch-rivals Pakistan. Virat Kohli, the top run-getter in the league stage so far with 220 runs to his credit with the help of three fifties, once again looms large one day after his birthday today as the biggest threat to whatever hopes Zimbabwe may nurture of upsetting India’s apple cart. Suryakumar Yadav has also been top-notch in batting and the encouraging signs for India are the return to some sort of form by captain Rohit Sharma and vice-captain K L Rahul. In bowling it has been rookie left arm pacer Arshdeep Singh who has been the standout performer with nine wickets to his credit, both up front and at the back end of the rival innings. He has been well supported by senior bowlers Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami. Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin have so far not found the weather or wicket conditions favourable to spin but have performed just about adequately to add muscle to the pacers’ efforts. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, has been too dependent on the allround skills of Sikandar Raza and Sean Williams. They have managed to upset a top team like Pakistan and came nearly close to toppling Bangladesh too but suffered an unexpected defeat at the hands of Netherlands. India's ace off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin described the conditions that the cricketers had experienced as extremely cold which have made it a "unique" T20 World Cup. “I generally like cold weather. I've been to England and played a lot of cricket there, but this has been very unique and LAC row, Pak ties high on agenda of Monday’s Army commanders’ meet NIA files charge sheet against Dawood, aides Jana Gana Mana& Vande Mataram stand on same level: Centre tells HC STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 5 NOVEMBER AGENCIES NEW DELHI, 5 NOVEMBER India-China relations in the backdrop of the ongoing military stand-off in eastern Ladakh and the situation on the border with Pakistan will be high on the agenda when the top brass of the Indian Army meets here on Monday for the five-day Army Commanders' Conference (ACC). The ACC is an apex level biannual event which is an institutional platform for conceptual level deliberations, culminating in making important policy decisions for the Indian Army. The event, which is attended by senior officers of the Indian Army including the Chief of the Army Staff, is also a formal forum for the senior leadership of the force to interact with senior officials of the Department of Military Affairs and the Department of Defence. During the course of the conference, the apex lead- The ACC is an apex level biannual event which is an institutional platform for conceptual level deliberations, culminating in making important policy decisions for the Indian Army ership of the Indian Army will brainstorm on current/emerging security and administrative aspects to chart the future course for the force. Transformational imperatives for a future ready force, progress on capability development and modernisation, framework for enhanced operational effectiveness of the Indian Army, changes being incorporated to promote “Atmanirbharta’’, implementation of the new human resource management policy, future challenges and progressive military train- ing will form part of the deliberations.In-depth discussions on various agenda points projected by the Army Commanders, including an update by the Commanderin-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN), and briefings on various issues by the various Principal Staff Officers are also scheduled. Other activities planned during the conference include talks by eminent subject experts on “Contemporary India-China relations” as well as “Technological Challenges for National Security”. During the conference, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to address and interact with the Army Commanders on 10 November. The Chief of Defence Staff and the Chiefs of the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force are also scheduled to address the senior leadership of the Indian Army on avenues for promoting tri-service synergy. NEW DELHI, 5 NOVEMBER The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday filed a charge sheet against wanted global terrorist Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, his close aide Chhota Shakeel and three other arrested associates, who are running a global terrorist network and a transnational Organised Criminal Syndicate, namely D-Company, which is involved in various terrorist and criminal activities in India. Besides Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar alias Shaikh Dawood Hassan and Shakeel Shaikh alias Chhota Shakeel, the chargesheet names three arrested accused Arif Abubakar Shaikh, Shabbir Abubakar Shaikh and Mohammad Salim Qureshi.NIA said its investigations have established that the accused persons who are members of the D-Company had conspired to further the criminal activities of the gang by carrying out various types of unlawful activities.ANI Responding to a plea for equal status to ‘Vande Mataram’ with ‘Jana Gana Mana’, the Centre has told the Delhi High Court that both stand on the same level and every citizen of the country should show equal respect to both. “..National song occupies a unique and special place in the emotions and psyche of the people of India,” the Ministry of Home Affairs submitted. The MHA, in its reply, also pointed out that on January 24, 1950, the President of the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the ‘Jana Gana Mana’ as the National Anthem of India. The 'Orders relating to the National Anthem of India' were issued regarding the manner and the circumstances in which the National Anthem has to be played or sung. In 1971, the action of preventing the singing of the National Anthem or causing disturbances to any assembly engaged in such singing was made a punishable offence by the enactment of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971. The Centre's response came on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) moved by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking parity of treatment between the National Anthem and National Song and also to frame guidelines for the National Song ‘Vande Mataram' giving it the same honour and status at par with the National Anthem of India. However, the Centre, clarified that similar penal provisions have not been made by the Government in the case of the National Song 'Vande Mataram' and no instructions have been issued laying down the circumstances in which it may be sung or played. The Centre also referred to the Supreme Court order in Upadhyay's similar earlier plea. In its judgment dated January 17, 2017, the apex court observed that Article 51A (a) of the Constitution of India does not refer to 'National Song'. It only refers to National Flag and National Anthem. “5IA. Fundamental duties - It shall be the duty of every citizen of India-(a) to abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the National Flag, and National Anthem. Therefore, we do not intend to enter into any debate as far as the National Song is concerned," the earlier SC order read. Independent India’s 1st voter dies at 106 Will name-shame advertisers who STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE SHIMLA, 5 NOVEMBER Two days after casting his vote for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections through postal ballot, Independent India's first voter Shyam Saran Negi passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 106 years. He breathed his last at his home in Kalpa Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. A role model who always was actively involved in the festival of democracy, this was the 34th time he had voted for the state Assembly elections without ever missing an opportunity to exercise his right of franchise. Shyam Saran Negi A teacher by profession, the centenarian had voted in every election since 1951. He was cremated with full state honours. Born in July 1917, Negi had voted for the first time in 1951 in the general elections of India and has voted sixteen times in Lok Sabha elections. He was also a state election icon since 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the public rally at Sundernagar district Mandi in Himachal Pradesh condoled the demise, saying that Negi discharged his duty well till his last breath. He voted for more than 30 times and such an outlook towards democracy will inspire every citizen of the country and the youth, the Prime Minister added. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur tweeted to express his sadness at the loss. He said that Negi casting last vote, two days before his demise will always be an emotional memory. Chief Electoral Officer, Maneesh Garg expressing his deep condolences said that as a state election icon had motivated generations of voters for exercising their right to franchise for strengthening the democratic set up. Negi’s was such a commitment that he voted till the last breath, he added. “Negi was a noble human being and I pray to the Almighty to give peace to the departed soul and strength to the family members to bear the irreparable loss,” he said. are backing out from Twitter : Musk AGENCIES WASHINGTON, 5 NOVEMBER Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened to name-shame the advertisers who are backing out from Twitter after the micro-blogging site announced mass layoffs. While replying to a user on Twitter, Elon Musk said, “Thank you. A thermonuclear name & shame is exactly what will happen if this continues." Mike Davis, a user on Twitter said, "Dear @elonmusk:You have nearly 114,000,000 Twitter followers. Name and shame the advertisers who are succumbing to the advertiser CMYK boycotts. So we can counterboycott them. And get your USD 8 monthly subscription going asap. So we can start to makeup for lost revenue now." In a series of tweets, Tesla CEO has blamed "activist groups pressuring advertisers" for a "massive drop in revenue" as the company engages in mass layoffs.“Twitter had a massive drop in revenue, due to activist groups pressuring advertisers, even though nothing has changed with content moderation and we did everything we could to appease the activists. Extremely messed up! They're trying to destroy free speech in America,” he further tweeted. To defend his decision over mass layoff, Elon Musk said that Twitter was losing more than $ 4 million per day and that impacted the employees who were given severance packages. On Friday, as per an unsigned internal memo seen by The Verge, Twitter employees were notified in an email that the layoffs were set to begin. different,” Ashwin told media persons on the eve of the team's concluding league match. “If you are playing a Test match, you can warm up through the day or get better. But playing T20 cricket in this weather, not to know what the surface will be like, how it will respond, what the weather is like, it's been a new experience coming to Australia. Yeah, it's been a unique World Cup that way,” he explained. “Simple: We need to be clinical, as clinical as possible. Like I said, we know no team is a push-over. You will have to still go in there, counter the early pace with the bat and still bowl good balls to be able to generate pressure,” he said about the match coming up. “Good teams will be clinical and will put the pressure on such days, and it's a must-win contest. We know that. Like in every other contest in this T20 World Cup, it's a must-win encounter. “So, we are looking forward to the game. Zimbabwe has played some wonderful cricket, so we can't go in there and expect them to crumble. They bowled well and batted well, so we expect that.” “The win against Pakistan has given us a huge amount of belief that we can beat any side in the tournament. I don't think that will change going into tomorrow's game,” said Zimbabwe skipper Craig Ervine at the match eve presser. Mistry death: Maha police book Anahita Pundole for ‘negligence’ PALGHAR, 5 NOVEMBER In a significant development, the Palghar police have booked Anahita Darius Pundole for ‘negligence’ in connection with the car accident that killed industrialist Cyrus P. Mistry of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group on September 4, an official said here on Saturday. The Palghar police have filed a case against Anahita Pundole (55), who was said to be speeding the illfated Mercedes Benz on a bridge over Surya river on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai National Highway. Besides Mistry, Jehangir Dinshaw Pundole was also killed in the crash while his brother Darius Dinshaw Pundole and sister-in-law Anahita received serious injuries. After a thorough probe into the case and questioning of Anahita by police officer Prashant Pardeshi, the Kasa police station in Palghar has slapped the case against her by invoking IPC Section 304(A) pertaining to causing death of any person by rash or negligent act, along with relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act. FACT FILE TOTAL CASES 4,46,59,447 ACTIVE CASES 15,200 NEW CASES 1,082 NEW RECOVERIES 1,580 TOTAL DEATHS 5,30,486 UNION HEALTH MINISTRY FIGURES AS OF 8.00 A.M. SATURDAY 05 NOVEMBER 2022 Bengal recorded 43 cases and one death
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