CMYK SUNDAY www.thestatesman.com 27 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 EMBOLDENED BIDEN, DEMS PUSH BAN ON SO-CALLED ASSAULT WEAPONS COURT SENDS AAFTAB TO JUDICIAL CUSTODY P5 WEATHER Partly clear sky. Temperature likely to be in the range of 29-17 degrees Celsius. RAINFALL: NIL RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max.91% Min. 43% Max: 28.7 °C (-1) SUN RISES 05:56 hrs MOON RISES 08:22 hrs Min: 16.7 °C (-1) SUN SETS 16:51 hrs MOON SETS 19:10 hrs TEMPERATURE First Quarter on 30 November FIFA WC: POLAND BEAT SAUDI 2-0 IMRAN KHAN SAYS HIS PARTY TO QUIT ALL ASSEMBLIES P10 P11 Laws being made easier for common citizens: PM ‘Judges must reflect upon Constitutional vision securing values’ While participating in the Constitution Day celebrations at the Supreme Court STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 26 NOVEMBER ailing India as the “Mother of Democracy”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said laws in the country were being made easier and accessible for the common citizens and the judiciary too was taking many steps to ensure timely justice.“The country is strengthening the ideals of the Constitution and pro-people policies are empowering the poor and women,” he said. The PM was participating in the Constitution Day celebrations at the Supreme Court of India. Since 2015, Constitution Day has been celebrated on 26 November to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of H Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage to the Constitution book on the Constitution Day 2022 celebrations, in New Delhi on Saturday. ANI India by the Constituent Assembly in 1949. He also launched during the programme various new initiatives under the e-court project which include Virtual Justice Clock, JustIS mobile App 2.0, Digital court and S3WaaS Websites. Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud and Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju were among those present. The PM reminded that in the current global scenario, the world was looking at India amidst its growing economy and international image, with hope. He said that defying all the initial apprehension about its stability, India was moving ahead with full force and taking pride in its diversity. He credited the Constitution for this success. Mr Modi referred to the first three words of the Preamble, ‘We the People’, and said: “ ‘We the People’ was a call, trust and an oath. This spirit of the Constitution was the spirit of India. In the modern time, the Constitution has embraced all the cultural and moral emotions of the nation.”Referring to his emphasis on duties in his Independence Day speech, the PM said it was the manifestation of the spirit of the Constitution. Terming the Amrit Kaal as ‘Kartavya Kaal’, he emphasised that in the “Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal” when the nation was completing 75 years of Independence and embarking on the journey for the next 25 years of development, the “mantra” of duty towards the nation was first and foremost. “The Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal is the time for duty towards the country. Be it people or institutions, our responsibilities are our first priority,” he remarked. He underlined that by following one’s ‘kartavya path’, the country can attain new heights of development. He noted that in a week’s time, India was going to take over the G20 Presidency, and stressed the need to promote the prestige and reputation of India in the world as a team. “It is our collective responsibility,” he added. ONE THAT GOT AWAY THUMBNAILS Artists wearing traditional attire rehearse backstage for the Vande Bharatam Nritya Utsav 2023 organised by the Ministry of Culture, at Central Vista, in New Delhi on Saturday. ANI Tunisia's goalkeeper Aymen Dahmen fails to stop the ball as Australia's Mitchell Duke scores the opening goal of his team during the World SEE PG12 Cup group D soccer match between Tunisia and Australia at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah on Saturday AP. BJP releases 40-point manifesto for Guj polls AGENCIES GANDHINAGAR, 26 NOVEMBER The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday released the party's manifesto for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls, which are slated to be held in two phases on December 1 and December 5. The party manifesto, released by chief minister Bhupendra Patel, BJP national president JP Nadda, and state party president CR Paatil, has made at least 40 promises including the complete implementation of the Gujarat Uniform Civil Code Committee's recommendations. “We will ensure the complete implementation of the Gujarat Uniform Civil Code Committee's recommendation and create more than one lakh government jobs for women in the next five years," Nadda said on the release of the manifesto further promising that if it will come to the power again, the party will create an Anti-Radicalisation Cell to identify and eliminate potential threats and sleeper Union home minister Amit Shah holds a mace during a meeting for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, in Rajula. ANI cells of the terrorist organisations and anti-India forces. The BJP which has been in , power in the state for more than two decades, promised freeof-cost, and quality education to all the female students here from Kindergarten to Post Graduation and added that it will provide free two-wheelers to the meritorious college-going female students. It further added free bus travel to women senior citi- zens and promised to provide one lakh government jobs to the women for the next five years. For the tribals in the state, the BJP in its manifesto also promised to enable mobile delivery of ration across all the 56 Tribal Sub Plan Talukas in the state and ensured Rs 1 lakh crore under the Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana 2.0 for the allround socio-economic development of tribals. Adding further, it read that the Birsa Munda Adi Jati Samriddhi Corridor between Ambaji and Umergram will spur growth by connecting every tribal district's headquarters with a 4-6 lane state highway, and by constructing a tribal cultural circuit will connect Pal Dadhvaav and the Statue of Unity to Shabari Dham. The BJP also promised to provide advanced healthcare facilities in tribal areas by setting up eight medical colleges, and ten nursing/paramedical colleges. As many as eight Gujarat Industrial Development Corporations (GIDC) in the tribal belt will generate employment opportunities for tribal youth, it added. 25 Birsa Munda Gyan Shakti Residential Schools will also provide the best residential schooling facilities to 75,000 meritorious students from the tribal community. On the health front, BJP promised to double the cap under Ayushman Bharat from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh per family and ensure free-of-cost medical treatment. India-Bhutan satellite, INS-2B launched into space NEW DELHI, 26 NOVEMBER An India-Bhutan nano satellite, INS-2B, jointly developed by the two neighbouring nations, was launched into space today by ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The PSLV C54 carried the 18.28 kg India-Bhutan INS2B, along with the IndoFrench Earth Observation Satellite-06 and other satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India.A high-level delegation from Bhutan, led by Lyonpo Karma Donnen Wangdi, minister of information and communications of Bhutan specially travelled to Sriharikota to witness the launch of the satellite. An 18-member media delegation from Bhutan who is on a week-long familiarisation visit to India was also at Sriharikota to witness the SNS launch. Ransomware attack: AIIMS patients’ data at risk SNS & AGENCIES NEW DELHI, 26 NOVEMBER With the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, still struggling to get its servers up and running after a massive ransomware attack earlier this week, cyber-security researchers on Saturday said the most reported attacks in the healthcare industry, which rose during the pandemic, involve the leak or sale of databases on the Dark Web. The exploited databases contain Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of P12 patients and healthcare workers, as well as administrative information such as blood donor records, ambulance records, vaccination records, caregiver records, login credentials, etc. “Government agencies involved in the healthcare industry should abide by HIPAA's (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance requirements, create awareness among users regarding cyber-attacks, online scams, and phishing campaigns, set up policies for secure passwords and enable multi-factor authentication (MFA)," a spokesperson of AIdriven cyber-security firm CloudSEK told IANS.The cyber attack on AIIMS shut down its main and back-up servers.The attackers hacked the e-hospital service which manages the patient data system, affecting the outpatient department (OPD) and sample collection services. Those behind the cyber attack have warned AIIMS to "prepare for a negotiation". On Friday, the NIA also joined the ongoing investigation into the alleged malware attack, with agencies including the India Computer Emergency Response Team (CERTIN), Delhi Police, Intelligence Bureau, CBI and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), already probing the incident. AIIMS officials said that all affected online patient services are now being run on manual mode. Additional staff are also being deployed to run diagnostics, labs and OPD services at the national medical institute as its servers remained suspended for the fourth consecutive day.According to CloudSEK, a massive spike in cyberattacks on healthcare organisations has been witnessed during the pandemic. “Our research shows that in the first four months of 2022, the number of cyberattacks on the industry rose by 95.34 per cent compared to the same period in 2021. The Indian healthcare sector was the second most targeted when it comes to cyberattacks worldwide,” the company spokesperson said. Protecting patients' medical and financial information has emerged as a new challenge for healthcare organisations. CMYK NEW DELHI, 26 NOVEMBER Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud today said all judges across courts in the country, ranging from district courts to the Supreme Court must reflect upon the constitutional vision of securing justice, equality and liberty. He said it is important to simplify the litigation process and make it “citizen centric”, adding judges must also reflect upon the Constitutional vision of securing justice, equality, and liberty. The Chief Justice, speaking at the Constitution Day celebrations at the Supreme Court, said: “We have been adopting technology to improve the working of courts. It is of supreme importance and necessity that courts are remodelled to reach out to people instead of people reaching out to courts in their quest for justice. He said to ensure that courts reach out to people, “it is essential that the process of litigation is simplified and made citizen centric”. The Chief Justice emphasised that it is important that representation of marginalised communities and women in the legal profession and judiciary is increased. “There is a need for us to introspect on our actions and decisions and to question our own prejudices and preconceptions. For, until we open our minds to multiple views of persons with varied lived experiences, we would be lacking in our roles as judges,” he said.He said the district judiciary is the first interface of people with the judicial system and it is necessary that it is strengthened and supported. “The district judiciary must be lifted from the mind- CJI Justice DY Chandrachud speaks during the Constitution Day celebrations 2022 at the Supreme Court. ANI set of being a subordinate judiciary,” the Chief Justice said.He added that in a nation as large and diverse as India, the “paramount challenge” the judiciary faces as an institution is to ensure that the justice delivery system is accessible to everyone. The Chief Justice said the judiciary's engagement with technology gained prevalence during the pandemic, and the infrastructure should not be dismantled rather be built upon.He said: “I will earnestly request the chief justices of high courts to ensure that the technological infrastructure, on which public funds have been spent, is not dismantled but strengthened further.”The Chief Justice said technology must be augmented with institutional reforms to resolve the chief issue of access to justice. “Our endeavour is to enhance access to justice. This must not be understood in terms of enriching the experience of those who are already in possession of access but by reaching out to those groups and communities that are denied basic rights,” he said.The Chief Justice said though the Supreme Court is located on Tilak Marg, "the Supreme Court is a Supreme Court for the entire nation".
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