CMYK WEDNESDAY www.thestatesman.com 16 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 JACQUELINE GRANTED PRE-ARREST BAIL IN PMLA CASE BALI BREAKTHROUGH? P6 WEATHER Mainly clear sky. Temperature likely to be in the range of 30-18 degrees Celsius. RAINFALL: NIL RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max.93% Min. 37% Max: 29.4°C (-1) SUN RISES 05:49 hrs MOON RISES 22:32 hrs Min: 17.4°C (-3) SUN SETS 16:53 hrs MOON SETS 11:30 hrs TEMPERATURE DJOKOVIC TO BE TRUMP PREPARES TO LAUNCH THIRD CAMPAIGN GRANTED VISA TO PLAY IN OZ OPEN FOR WHITE HOUSE P5 P10 Modi calls for ceasefire & return to path of diplomacy in Ukraine Says need of the hour was to show concrete and collective resolve to ensure peace, harmony and security in the world New moon on 24 November THUMBNAILS Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee pays tribute to the portrait of the freedom fighter Birsa Munda on (SEE PG3) his birth anniversary, in Jhargram. ANI 1993 Mumbai blasts: CBI files chargesheet against four accused: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a supplementary chargesheet against the four accused arrested earlier in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast incident, and said that they hatched the conspiracy at the residence of underworld gangster Dawood Ibrahim. These four accused, identified as Abu Bakar, Yusuf Bhatka, Shoib Qureshi alias Shoib Baba and Sayyad Qureshi, were arrested from Gujarat a few months back, and the CBI filed a supplementary chargesheet on Monday, 29 years PG5 after the serial blast incident. STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 15 NOVEMBER rime Minister Narendra Modi today renewed his call for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine and returning to the path of diplomacy, observing that climate change, the Covid pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the global problems associated with it have caused havoc in the world. “I have repeatedly said that we have to find a way to return to the path of ceasefire and diplomacy in Ukraine. Over the past century, the Second World War wreaked havoc in the world. After that, the leaders of that time made a serious effort to take the path of peace. Now it’s our turn. The onus of creating a new world order for the post-Covid period lies on our shoulders,” P HC asks why Morbi bridge repair work granted sans tender: The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday asked the Morbi Municipality and the Gujarat Government how the contract for repair and maintenance of the hanging bridge was given to a watch manufacturing company without inviting a tender. Hearing a suo motu Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on the 30 October collapse of the hanging bridge in Morbi, Chief Justice Aravind Kumar said that the default by the municipal body has ultimately resulted in the death of 135 people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and IMF Deputy Managing Director Gita Gopinath at the 17th G20 Summit. ANI he said addressing the G-20 Summit in Bali. Mr Modi said the need of the hour was to show concrete and collective resolve to ensure peace, harmony and security in the world. “I am confident that next year when the G20 meets in the holy land of Buddha and Gandhi, we will all agree to convey a strong message of peace to the world,” he said. India will host the next G-20 Summit in September next year. The PM said the world was today faced with a crisis of essentials and the challenge for the poor cit- STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 15 NOVEMBER As the world’s most populous democracy and a vibrant emerging economy, India seeks to lead by example, and invites the global community to be a part of Mission LiFE for individual, family and communitybased actions BHUPENDER YADAV ENVIRONMENT MINISTER actions,” Environment minister BhupenderYadav said while delivering India's National State- izens of every country was more severe. The PM also asked the global leaders to not hesitate to acknowledge that multilateral institutions such as the UN have been unsuccessful on issues confronting the poor. “We have all failed to make suitable reforms in them (multilateral institutions). Therefore, today the world has greater expectations from the G-20, and the relevance of our group has become more significant,” he added. Mr Modi explained to the world community that India’s energy security was important for global growth also, as it was the world's fastest-growing economy. “We must not promote any restrictions on the supply of energy and stability in the energy market should be ensured,” he added. India, he said, was committed to clean energy and the environment. By 2030, half of India's electricity would be generated from renewable sources. Timebound and affordable finance and a sustainable supply of technology to developing countries were essential for the inclusive energy transition. The PM also utilised the opportunity to explain to the summit leaders how India ensured the food security of its 1.3 billion people during the pandemic. At the same time, food grains were also supplied to many countries in need. The current shortage of fertilizers in terms of food security was also a huge crisis, he pointed out, adding today's fertilizer shortage was tomorrow's food crisis, for which the world would not have a solution. “We should build mutual agreement to maintain the supply chain of both manure and food grains stable and assured. In India, for sustainable food security, we are promoting natural farming and re-popularising nutritious and traditional foodgrains like millet. Millets can also solve global malnutrition and hunger.We all must celebrate the International Year of Millets with great enthusiasm next year,” he said. PM addresses indian diaspora in indonesia:Addressing the Indian community in Indonesia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today highlighted India’s growth story, its achievements and strides the country was making in various fields such as digital technology, finance, health, telecom and space. He also mentioned that India’s roadmap for development included the political and economic aspirations of the world and the vision of a selfreliant India. PM meets Biden, discusses bilateral ties; also meets Sunak STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 15 NOVEMBER Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a bilateral meeting with US President Joseph R. Biden on the margins of the G-20 Summit in Bali. The PM also had a brief exchange of views with the United Kingdom's new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and French President Emmanuel Macron, among other world leaders. In their meeting, Mr Modi and Mr Biden reviewed the continuing deepening of Indo-US strategic partnership, including cooperation in future-oriented sectors like critical and emerging technologies, advanced computing, artificial intelligence, etc. They expressed satisfaction with the close cooperation between India and US in new groupings such as the Quad, I2U2 (India, Israel, the UAE, and the US), etc. The two leaders discussed topical global and regional developments.Mr Modi thanked President Biden for his constant support India invites world community to be part of LiFE Emphasising that the world urgently needed a paradigm shift from “mindless and destructive consumption to mindful and deliberate utilisation”, India today called for nurturing the world through sustainable lifestyles that optimised resource use and minimised waste. “As the world’s most populous democracy and a vibrant emerging economy, India seeks to lead by example, and invites the global community to be a part of Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) for individual, family and community-based P12 ment at COP 27 at SharmEl-Sheikh in Egypt. He referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement in Glasgow of India’s aim of achieving net zero emissions by 2070 and pointed out that within one year, India has submitted its LongTerm Low Emissions Growth Strategy indicating low carbon transition pathways in key economic sectors. Responding to the call for increased ambition in India's 2030 climate targets, the country updated its Nationally Determined Contributions in August 2022. “We have embarked on far-reaching new initiatives in renewable energy, e- mobility, ethanol blended fuels, and green hydrogen as an alternate energy source,” Mr Yadav said. He said India also sought to foster strong international cooperation through action and solutions-oriented coalitions like the International Solar Alliance and Coalition of Disaster Resilience Infrastructure, both of which were launched and nurtured by India. “This is a testimony to our ethos of collective action for global good.” Mr Yadav said India, home to 1.3 billion people, was undertaking this arduous effort, despite the reality that its contribution to the world’s cumulative emissions so far was less than 4 per cent and its annual per capita emissions were about one-third of the global average.At the heart of India’s vision of a safe planet is a one-word Mantra ~ Life ~ that PM Modi set forth in India's National Statement at COP26. The Indian minister said India was assuming the Presidency of the G20 in 2023 with the motto of ‘One Earth, One family, One future’. “Our journey towards a planet safe for humanity, is one that no nation can undertake alone. This is a collective journey to be undertaken with equity and climate justice as our guiding principles,” he said. for strengthening the India-US partnership. He expressed confidence that both countries would continue to maintain close coordination during India’s G20 Presidency, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.Mr Modi also met his United Kingdom counterpart Rishi Sunak for the first time after the latter assumed office on the sidelines of the G20 Summit.“Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @RishiSunak in conversation during the first day of the @g20org Summit in Bali,” the PMO said in a tweet along with a photo of the two leaders. This is the first face-to-face meeting that took place between both leaders. Earlier, in October, PM Modi and Sunak spoke on the phone and emphasized the importance of an early conclusion of “a balanced and comprehensive” Free Trade Agreement between the two countries. SNS & AGENCIES NEW DELHI, 15 NOVEMBER The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that there is an unwritten rule that people holding public office must impose self-restriction and ensure they do not make disparaging remarks, and this must be inculcated in our political and civic life. A five-judge Constitution Bench, headed by Justice S A Nazeer, was dealing with issues relating to the freedom of speech of public functionaries. The Bench, also comprising justices B R Gavai, A S Bopanna, V Ramasubramanian, and B V Nagarath- SNS & AGENCIES NEW DELHI, 15 NOVEMBER The father of Shraddha Walker, demanded the death penalty for the accused while also suspecting a ‘love jihad’ angle behind the incident NEW DELHI, 15 NOVEMBER The police team, investigating the gruesome murder case of Shraddha Walker on Tuesday took the accused Aftab Poonawala to the crime scene in the jungle. The police recreated the crime scene at various parts of the jungle to understand the phenomenon through which the accused committed the crime. Police searched for the body parts of the deceased on the instance of the accused, which was dumped in the jungle. According to the police, many parts of the body are yet to be recovered including the head of the deceased. Police are searching for them on the instance of the accused. A police official said, Delhi Police took Aftab to one of the places where he dumped parts of Shraddha’s body and recovered Delhi Police brings the accused Aftab Amin Poonawalla to the jungle area in New Delhi. ANI over 10 samples that are suspected to be human remains. These samples have been sent for forensic analysis. Police are also trying to recover Shraddha’s phone, which was dumped by the accused.Earlier today, the father of Shraddha Walker demanded a death penalty for the accused while also suspecting a “love jihad” angle behind the incident.Shrad- dha's father, Vikas Walker said, “I suspected a love jihad angle. We demand the death penalty for Aftab. I trust Delhi Police and the probe is moving in the right direction. Shraddha was close to her uncle and didn't talk to me much. I was never in touch with Aftab. I lodged the first complaint in Mumbai's Vasai.” “I had spoken to Shraddha last in 2021. I used to take information about her from her friend. She did not talk to me much. I did not know that she had shifted to Delhi. Her friend told me that she is in Delhi. I thought that she was in Bangaluru.” The world's population is projected to reach 8 billion people on Tuesday, according to the UN estimates, which consider this a milestone in human development.The latest projections by the United Nations suggest that the global population could grow to around 8.5 billion in 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and 10.4 billion in 2100. According to the UN’s estimates, India is projected to surpass China as the world's most populous country during 2023. The annual World Population Prospect report, released on Monday to coincide with World Population Day, also notes that the global population is growing at its slowest rate since 1950, having CMYK AGENCIES BALI, 15 NOVEMBER Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement to Russian President Vladimir Putin in Samarkand on the sidelines of the SCO summit on September 16 - “today's era isn't of war” has made it to the G20 draft communique, reported Financial Times. World leaders will reiterate PM Modi's statement that today's era “must not be of war” at the G20 summit in Bali, according to a draft communique agreed by diplomats that also condemned threats of nuclear weapons use.The Indian delegation played a big role in achieving consensus among member states over the wording criticising the Russian invasion, according to two officials with knowledge of the negotiations. The draft statement, seen by the Financial Times and confirmed by two officials said, "Most members strongly condemned the war in Ukraine and stressed it is causing immense human suffering and exacerbating existing fragilities in the global economy." "The use or threat of use of nuclear weapons is inadmissible. The peaceful resolution of conflicts, efforts to address crises, diplomacy, and dialogue are vital. Today's era must not be of war," the draft statement said.The communique was agreed by country delegates on Monday night but must still be signed off by G20 leaders at a two-day summit that began on Tuesday. ‘Unwritten code that people in public office should exercise self-restraint, not make insulting remarks’ na, after hearing detailed arguments, reserved the order on whether restrictions can be imposed on a public functionary's right to freedom of speech and expression.During the hearings, the Bench said: “How can we frame a code of conduct for legislators? We would be encroaching onto the powers of the legislature and the executive.”A coun- sel, representing a petitioner in the matter, contended that there is significant increase in hate speech by public functionaries. The Bench queried, "Is there no provision under IPC to prosecute in such cases?" The counsel replied, yes! They can be booked under offence for hurting the dignity of others, but for public functionaries... At this juncture, the Attorney General (AG) R Venkataramani submitted that the counsel may have academic interest to address all these abstract propositions, but there is a positive law on this and there is an existing roadmap avail- Live-in murder : Delhi Police takes World population crosses 8 billion: UN accused to jungle, looks for body parts ABHISHEK TIWARI PM’s ‘era not of war’ statement makes it to G20 draft communique According to the UN’s estimates, India is projected to surpass China as the world's most populous country during 2023 In 2022, the two most populous regions were both in Asia: Eastern and South-Eastern Asia with 2.3 bn people and Central and Southern Asia with 2.1 bn fallen to less that one per cent in 2020.While it took the global population 12 years to grow from 7 to 8 billion, it will take approx- imately 15 years ~ until 2037 ~ for it to reach 9 billion, a sign that the overall growth rate of the global population is slowing. In 2022, the two most populous regions were both in Asia: Eastern and South-Eastern Asia with 2.3 billion people and Central and Southern Asia with 2.1 billion. China and India, with more than 1.4 billion each, accounted for most of the population in these two regions.More than half of the projected increase in global population up to 2050 will be concentrated in just eight countries: Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania. Disparate growth rates among the world's largest countries will reorder their ranking by size. According to UN esti- mates, India is projected to surpass China as the world's most populous country during 2023. Population growth is caused in part by declining levels of mortality, as reflected in increased levels of life expectancy at birth. Globally, life expectancy reached 72.8 years in 2019, an increase of almost 9 years since 1990. Further reductions in mortality are projected to result in an average longevity of around 77.2 years globally in 2050. Countries with the highest fertility levels tend to be those with the lowest income per capita. Global population growth has therefore over time become increasingly concentrated among the world's poorest countries, most of which are in sub-Saharan Africa. able, putting vicarious liability for speeches by a minister. The Bench remarked, is there no constitutional culture in our country that is inherently applicable to those in public office? There is an unwritten rule that we impose a self-restriction towards making disparaging remarks when he holds such posts. It further added that this must be inculcated in our political and civic life.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta contended that the issue is more of an academic question, whether a writ can be filed citing Article 21 for action against a particular statement. Arrest warrant issued against Union minister Nisith Pramanik KOLKATA, 15 NOVEMBER A court in West Bengal's Alipurduar district on Tuesday evening issued an arrest warrant against Union Minister of State for Home Nisith Pramanik. The Alipurduar Judicial Third Court has issued the warrant against Pramanik, the BJP MP from Cooch Behar, in connection with his alleged involvement in a burglary case in two jewellery shops in Alipurduar in 2009. Public Prosecutor in the matter, Prasanata Narayan Majumdar informed media persons that initially the matter was heard by a court at Barasat in North 24-Parganas district. However, later the case was transferred to the Alipurduar Judicial Third Court following a directive of the Calcutta High Court. SEE PG3
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