FRIDAY www.thestatesman.com 11 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 COULD THINGS GET WORSE IN ISRAEL? ‘STRONG INDIA WON'T BE BUILT AT COST OF OTHERS’ P5 WEATHER MAINLY CLEAR SKY. MIST IN THE MORNING. THE MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WOULD BE AROUND 29 AND 16 DEGREES CELSIUS RESPECTIVELY. RAINFALL: NIL RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max.94% TEMPERATURE Max: 29.5°C (0) SUN RISES 06:41 hrs MOON RISES 19:32 hrs TRUMP URGED TO DELAY 2024 LAUNCH AFTER GOP’S UNEVEN POLL P7 P10 Utter domination: England shatter India's title dream England will take on Pakistan, who demolished NZ in the first semi-final at Sydney Min. 49% S S RAMASWAMY Min: 16.8°C (+3) SUN SETS 17:30 hrs MOON SETS 10:10 hrs THUMBNAILS President Droupadi Murmu offers prayers at Lord Jagannath temple, in Puri on Thursday after walking two kilometres to the temple like an ordinary devotee. Union Minister of education Dharmendra Pradhan is also present. (PG3) SNS Court rejects Azam Khan's plea for stay on conviction: The MP/MLA cou- rt in Rampur has rejected Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan's plea for stay on his conviction in a hate speech case.The refusal of the co- urt to stay his conviction now means that his disqualification from the state assembly will continue. Azam Khan's counsels pleaded for stay on the grounds that the reasons behind the conviction were not strong enough. The prosecution argued in favour of the conviction. ADELAIDE, 10 NOVEMBER E ngland shattered India’s title dreams in the ICC men’s T20 World Cup with a commanding all-round display that knocked out Rohit Sharma’s men at the semi-final stage of the competition at the Adelaide Oval here tonight. England made light of reaching the target of 169 set by the world’s number one ranked team under lights to the disappointment of a huge number of supporters of the 2007 champions among a 40,000-strong crowd. Openers Jos Buttler, the captain, and Alex Hales pummelled the listless Indian attack on a good batting track to remain unconquered at the end with individual half centuries as England finished at 170 for no loss to emerge triumphant by a thumping ten-wicket margin. Buttler struck 9 fours and 3 sixes in his 49-ball unbeaten 80 while the more aggressive Hales used his bat like a sledgehammer and was not out on 86 off just 47 balls. It contained 7 sixes and 4 fours.The target was reached in just 16 overs, an indication of the total domination of the Indian bowling attack by these two England openers. None of the Indian bowlers made any impression on Buttler and Hales who went along merrily to power 2010 champions England, who are the reigning World Cup champions in the 50-over format, to their third final in the T20 World Cup. England will take on Pakistan, who demolished New Zealand in the first semi-final at Sydney last night, in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.Earlier, the Indian innings stuttered along following a slow start in the power play (38 for 1) when Hardik Pandya joined Virat Kohli to step on the accelerator. Pandya gave the innings a late impetus with a 33 ball 63 that was laced with 5 sixes and four fours while Kohli made 50 in 40 balls, his fourth half century of the competition. Pandya, known for standing deep inside the crease and creaming the bowling, did exactly that to spoil the earlier impressive figures of Chris Jor- dan and Sam Curran with spectacular hits on both sides of the wicket.Kohli batted much more sedately after the fall of Suryakumar Yadav, the other inform batter in the tournament for the team, as India were pegged back to 75 for three in the 12th over after being put in to bat. Kohli departed after a 40-ball 50, his fourth half century in the tournament, at 136 when he sliced a wide ball from Jordan to short third man to give the bowler, replacement in the eleven for the injured Mark Wood, his second wicket. Earlier in that 17th over Pandya had dispatched the fast bowler for successive sixes over the leg side, the second one being a breath-taking flick off a full length ball that sailed over the mid-wicket fence. Pandya continued in the same vein in the last two overs by digging out a yorker from Jordan for a six over long on and then swatting the bowler to the square leg fence for a four after having struck Curran for two fours and a six in the penultimate over that cost England 20 runs.Pandya was out hit wicket off the final ball of the innings from Jordan who took three wickets but at a high cost of 43 runs while Curran ended his four overs with poor figures of none for 42.Leg spinner Adil Rashid was easily the pick of the bowlers and was difficult to get off while taking 1 for 21. Earlier in the innings, vice-captain K L Rahul edged Chris Woakes to wicket keeper and rival captain Jos Buttler in the 2nd over and then captain Rohit Sharma got going but departed in familiar style, mistiming a pull shot off Jordan’s off cutter and was caught on the leg side. Suryakumar Yadav was deceived and dismissed by Rashid after which Kohli and Pandya put on 61 runs for the fourth wicket in 6.4 overs.India added 68 runs in the last five overs out of which 47 came in the last three when Pandya went berserk. The team added 93 runs in 8.4 overs with Pandya at the crease. But it all proved inadequate in the end with Buttler and Hales putting on a grandstand batting effort against a clueless Indian bowling attack. YADAV BECOMES INDIA’S NO.1 RANK 3X3 BASKETBALL PLAYER P12 Need genuine solution: SC refuses urgent plea on stubble burning SNS & AGENCIES DELHI, 10 NOVEMBER The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to grant an urgent hearing on a plea seeking a ban on stubble burning as a measure to curb air pollution in Delhi-NCR.A counsel mentioned the matter before a Bench headed by Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud. The Chief Justice remarked, will the ban (against stubble burning) help? He added that in some matters, courts can look into and some it cannot since they are not judicially amenable.The counsel suggested that banning stubble burning can be effective in curbing air pollution, which impacts Delhi-NCR. The bench then queried “should we enforce it against every farmer in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh?” It added that some genuine solution should be found but this is not the way.The top court declined to list the matter on priority. Last week, the Supreme Court agreed to examine a plea seeking urgent steps to curb air pollution in Delhi. The plea claimed due to worsening air pollution it has become difficult to survive in the National Capital Territory. Advocate Shashank Shekhar Jha mentioned the matter before a Bench head- Guj polls: BJP releases first list of candidates SC: Gautam Navlakha can be put under house arrest SNS & AGENCIES NEW DELHI, 10 NOVEMBER The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced the first list of 160 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections. Chief minister Bhupendra Patel will contest the elections from the Ghatlodia constituency. Addressing a joint press conference Union Ministers Mansukh Mandviya, Bhupender Yadav and State BJP chief CR Paatil announced the names of the candidates.The wife of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, Rivaba Jadeja got a ticket and she will contest from the Jamnagar North constituency. Former Congress leader Hardik Patel, who quit the party and joined the BJP, will contest the elections from The party has dropped sitting MLA and minister Brajesh Merja and nominated 5-term MLA Kantilal Amrutiya for the Morbi seat The wife of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, Rivaba Jadeja got a ticket and she will contest from the Jamnagar North constituency the Viramgam constituency Gujarat home minister Harsh Sanghavi will contest elections from Majura con- stituency. The party has dropped sitting MLA and minister Brajesh Merja and nominated 5- term MLA Kantilal Amrutiya for the Morbi seat. Local residents are connecting it with the recent bridge collapse tragedy. The BJP held the party's Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting regarding the Gujarat Assembly election at the party's headquarters on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. National president JP Nadda, Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, Union Minister Bhupendra Yadav, former Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa and others attended the party's Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting. Soon after the meeting former Gujarat chief min- ister Vijay Rupani and three other leaders of the BJP announced that they would not contest the upcoming assembly elections of the state to make way for the new faces. Mr Rupani was the chief minister of Gujarat from August 2016 to September 2021. Currently, he is an MLA from Rajkot West.The BJP core group meeting for Gujarat polls took place at Nadda's residence on Tuesday evening. Gujarat has been the BJP bastion for decades and the party is seeking its seventh term in office. Polling will take place in Gujarat on 1 December and 5 December.While Congress is seeking to oust the BJP, Aam Aadmi Party is also making efforts to put up a strong performance in the polls. Russia to pull out troops from Kherson Modi to visit Bali for G20 Summit on 14 November MOSCOW/KIEV, 10 NOVEMBER SNS & AGENCIES NEW DELHI, 10 NOVEMBER The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed activist Gautam Navlakha, accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, to be placed under house arrest. A Bench comprising Justices K.M. Joseph and Hrishikesh Roy allowed the 70-year-old to be placed under house arrest for a month in Mumbai, while imposing a number of conditions. Giving relief to the activist, the Bench said prima facie there was no reason to decline his medical report. “We would think that he should be allowed to be placed for house arrest for a period of one month,” said the Bench.The Bench said Navlakha will not use Internet, computer, Activist Gautam Navlakha, accused in Bhima Koregaon case will not use Internet, computer, or any other communication device and permitted him to use a mobile phone, provided by the police personnel on duty, without Internet connectivity for 10 minutes in the presence of the police or any other communication device during the period of house arrest and permitted him to use a mobile phone, provided by the police personnel on duty, without Internet connectivity for 10 minutes in the presence of the police. While allowing Navlakha's house arrest, the Bench noted that it was unlikely that the case will make any progress towards completion in the foreseeable future and also charges have not been framed.The Bench made it clear that Navlakha should not be allowed to leave Mumbai and he will also make no attempt to influence witnesses during the period of his house arrest. The top court also ordered that there should be CCTVs at the entrance exit and outside the rooms of the residence. The Bench further added that the petitioner and his companion were expected to scrupulously adhere to all conditions imposed by it. The top court said Navlakha will have to bear the cost of surveillance and asked him to deposit Rs 2.4 lakh. STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE WHITE-WASHED NEW DELHI, 10 NOVEMBER Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered troops to withdraw from the western bank of Ukraine's Dnipro River, meaning that the forces were retreating from Kherson ~ the first big city to fall to Moscow after it launched its invasion on 24 February. Shoigu announced the decision on state TV, with Russia’s commander in Ukraine, Gen Sergei Surovikin reporting on the situation on the ground in Kherson. “The manoeuvre of the troops will be carried out as soon as possible,”he added. Pg10 FACT FILE TOTAL CASES 4,46,63,968 ACTIVE CASES 13,187 NEW CASES 1,016 NEW RECOVERIES 1,385 TOTAL DEATHS 5,30,514 UNION HEALTH MINISTRY FIGURES AS OF 8.00 A.M. THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2022 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bali in Indonesia from 14-16 November to attend the 17th G20 Summit at the invitation of Indonesian President Joko Widodo. During the summit, G20 leaders will deliberate extensively on key issues of global concern under the summit theme of "Recover Together, Recover Stronger”. Three working sessions will be held as part of the G20 Summit Agenda - food and energy security; health; and digital transformation. At the closing session of the summit, President Widodo will symbolically hand over the G20 Presidency to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India will formally assume the G20 Presidency on 1 December. “On the sidelines of the summit, (the) Prime Minister will hold bilateral meetings with some of his counterparts. (The) Prime Minister will also address and interact with the Indian community in Bali,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.The summit is being held amid the ongoing war During the summit, G20 leaders will deliberate extensively on key issues of global concern under the summit theme of “Recover Together, Recover Stronger” in Ukraine and the global economic crisis triggered by it.The PM had on Tuesday unveiled the logo, theme, and website of India’s G-20 Presidency, saying it was India’s endeavour to see that there was no first world or third world in the world, but only one world. India's vision was to bring the whole world together for a better future, he suggested while addressing a gathering on the occasion and gave the example of ''One Sun, One World, One Grid'' which has been New Delhi's clarion call for a revolution in the world of renewable energy, and the global health campaign of “One Earth, One Health”. A view of the snow-clad Gulmarg Ski resort on Thursday after heavy snowfall in the higher reaches of the Kashmir valley. ANI Will the ban (against stubble burning) help?....in some matters, courts can look into and some it cannot since they are not judicially amenable D.Y. CHANDRACHUD CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA ed by then Chief Justice U.U. Lalit, and sought an urgent hearing in the matter. Jha said the air pollution in the capital is in the severe category due to increase in stubble burning and sought a direction to state governments to take necessary measures in order to reduce the pollution, which includes installation of smog-towers, plantation drive, affordable public transport, among others.Delhi faced the worst air pollution in the first week of November. On Wednesday, the average air quality index (AQI) was 260, an improvement from 372 a day earlier. November is often polluted due to a combination of factors, including stubble burning. Eight Indians killed in Male fire mishap MALE [MALDIVES], 10 NOVEMBER At least 11 people, including nine Indians, were killed and several others injured when a fire swept through cramped lodgings of foreign workers in Male, the Maldivian fire service said.Officials said 10 bodies were recovered from the upper floor of a building destroyed in the overnight fire, which originated from a ground-floor vehicle repair garage, local media reported. The officials added that it took them about four hours to put out the fire.According to authorities, 11 people died in the fire incident, including one who died in hospital. Eight of the deceased were Indian nationals while one person was from Bangladesh. “We are deeply saddened by the tragic fire incident in Male which has caused loss of lives, including reportedly of Indian nationals. We are in close contact with the Maldivian authorities," the Indian High Commission in Male tweeted. An evacuation centre has been set up in a nearby stadium, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Maldives said. “NDMA has established an evacuation centre in Maafannu Stadium for those displaced and affected by the fire in Male. Arrangements are being made to provide relief assistance and support.” Foreign workers make up about half of Male's 250,000-strong AGENCIES population. Campaigning ends for HP polls, ruling BJP confident of defying ‘rivaj’ STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE SHIMLA/NEW DELHI, 10 NOVEMBER Campaigning for Saturday’s Assembly elections wrapped up this evening, with the ruling BJP bidding to upend the state’s ‘rivaj’ of booting out the incumbent party in every election since 1982, and the Congress, spearheaded by party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, launching a last-day blitzkrieg for a change of government. Polling for the 68 Assem- bly constituencies takes place on Saturday. Counting of votes is on 8 December. Addressing media persons on the concluding day of the campaigning for the Assembly elections on Thursday, chief minister Jai Ram Thakur claimed that his party will be successful to change the ‘rivaj’ (tradition of anti-incumbency), as people have already made up their minds. Mr Thakur said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda, UP CM Yogi Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Shimla (L) and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (R) in Sirmaur for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections. ANI Aditya Nath, and Union ministers actively campaigned in the state and gave a lot of impetus and support to the party. “According to the assess- ment so far, according to various surveys one thing is clear that this time only BJP is forming the government with the blessings of the people,” he asserted. The Congress, meanwhile staged “Vijay Ashirwad” rallies in various assembly constituencies of the state on the last day of campaigning, featuring star campaigners like Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Bhupesh Baghel, Sachin Pilot, and Rajiv Shukla. Addressing the public rally at Sataun in Sirmaur on Thursday, Ms Vadra urged the people of the state not to waste another five years and to vote judiciously for the party that works for them.
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