TUESDAY www.thestatesman.com 10 JANUARY 2023 FIND US ONLINE Scan this with your smartphone twitter.com/TheStatesmanLtd facebook.com/thestatesman1875 Pages 12 |` 5.00|LC KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR NEW INDIA WILL LEAD GLOBAL GROWTH: GOYAL P8 MAINLY CLEAR SKY. DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING. COLD WAVE CONDITIONS AT ISOLATED PLACES. RAINFALL: NIL RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max. 100% TEMPERATURE Max: 18.6°C (-1) SUN RISES 07:15hrs MOON RISES 20:42 hrs Min. 66% Min: 3.8°C (-3) SUN SETS 17:42 hrs MOON SETS 10:09 hrs THUMBNAILS A man walks on a snow-covered Tangmarg- Gulmarg road amid cold winter day, in Tanmarg on Monday. ANI ‘Reshuffle of Union Cabinet likely this month': The last cabinet reshuffle of Modi government 2.0 before the general elections in 2024 is likely soon and could be a major shakeup, while leaders from states going to elections could be given preference, sources said. In 2023, nine states and the UT of J&K are slated to go for polls, and the BJP is preparing for a high-octane battle in K'taka and T'gana while Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh are also pitched to see keen contests. Sources say that top BJP leadership is contemplating a change in Madhya Pradesh but there is no confirmation yet on the same, but in the reshuffle, new faces from Telangana, K'taka, MP, Chh'garh, & Rajasthan could enter the Union Council of Ministers. BIDEN FLIES IN TO LÓPEZ BUMRAH TO MISS OBRADOR’S NEW AIRPORT SRI LANKA ODIS FOR SUMMIT P10 P9 P12 ‘India can emerge as world’s skill capital’ DGCA issues Joshimath crisis: Cracks another show appear in Shankaracharya cause notice temple, Shivling to Air India PM Modi was inaugurating the 17th PBD Convention in Indore SNS & AGENCIES “ ASHOK TUTEJA NEW DELHI, 9 JANUARY rime Minister Narendra Modi today said India has the opportunity to become not only the knowledge centre but also the world's skill capital that could become the engine of global growth. He was inaugurating the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention in Indore. He released a commemorative postal stamp ‘Surakshit Jaayen, Prashikshit Jaayen’ and also inaugurated the firstever digital PBD Exhibition on the theme ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav - Contribution of Diaspora in Indian Freedom Struggle’. The PBD is the flagship event of the Government of India that provides an important platform to engage and connect with overseas Indians and enable the diaspora to interact with each other. The theme of this PBD Convention is ‘Diaspora: Reliable partners for India’s progress in Amrit Kaal’. Over 3,500 diaspora members from nearly 70 different countries have registered for the NEW DELHI, 9 JANUARY PM Modi has made constant efforts for a strong and prosperous India. He has given mantras of self-reliance, cleanliness and strong economy. His mantra is being implemented in Madhya Pradesh. P “ WEATHER KISHIDA HIGHLIGHTS SECURITY CONCERNS ON TRIP TO EUROPE, US CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan convention. Addressing a gathering, the PM stated that he considered the Indian diaspora as ambassadors of the country as they echo the voice of a powerful and capable India when the world evaluated their contributions. “You are the Rashtradoots (national ambassadors) of India’s heritage, of Make in India, of Yoga and Ayurveda, of India’s cottage industries and handicrafts”, he told the participants. Noting that the PBD was taking place in all its glory after a gap of four years, he said the PBD this year was special in numerous ways as India completed 75 years of its independence only recently. He also informed that the first-ever digital PBD Exhibition on the theme ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ has also been organised. Mentioning the Indian philosophy of treating the entire world as one’s own country and considering humanity as brothers and sisters, the PM said; ''our ancestors laid the foundations of India’s cultural expansion.'' Speaking about the world of today, he highlighted that Indians have traversed all parts of the globe while living among different cultures and traditions and yet found ways to unlock the gates of prosperity through business partnerships. ''When we look at crores of Pravasi Bhartiya on the global map, myriad images emerge simultaneously which paint the picture of‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and the feeling of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat comes to the fore when two Pravasi Bhartiya meet on any foreign land,'' he added. The PM said; “The feeling of pride in being the mother of democracy increases manifold when Pravasis are talked about as the most democratic, peaceful and disciplined citizens in different parts of the world.'' He said the Pravasi Bhartiya have another important role to play in addressing the world’s desire to know more about India. Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday issued show cause notice to the Accountable Manager of Air India after two incidents of passenger misbehavior occurring the airline's flight AI-142 from Paris to New Delhi on December 6 last year came to the notice of the regulator. The show cause notice said why enforcement action "should not be taken against them for dereliction of their regulatory obligations". One passenger was caught smoking in the toilet, was drunk and not listening to the crew. Another passenger allegedly relieved himself on a vacant seat and blanket of a fellow female passenger when she went to the lavatory. According to a DGCA press release, Air India didn't report the incident until DGCA sought the incident report from them on January 5. "After perusal of the reply submitted by Air India through email dated January 6, prima facie it emerges that provisions related to the handling of unruly passengers as per DGCA CAR Section -3, Series-M, PartVI have not been complied with," the press release said. DGCA said It has been noted that the response of the airline has been 'lackadaisical’. STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 9 JANUARY A temple in the Shankaracharya Math, established by Adi Jagatguru Shankaracharya which had developed cracks, has sunk about six inches in Uttarakhand's Joshimath town, which is witnessing extreme land subsidence. The Shivling inside the temple has also developed cracks. People believe that the Shivling was brought from Jaipur in 2000. Students from all across the country come to the Math for Vedic education and learning. Currently, around 60 students are enrolled in the temple. According to popular belief, Shankaracharya attainedVedic knowledge by meditating inside the cave, under the Kalpa tree, 2500 years ago. The same tree is on the verge of extinction today. Apart from this, huge cracks have appeared in the buildings of the campus, and around the Lakshmi Narayan temple. Brahmachari Mukundanand, in-charge of Joshimath temple, said that cracks had appeared in the entrance of the math, Lakshmi Narayan temple and auditorium, wherein Totkacharya cave, and Tripur Sundari Rajarajeshwari temple are situated. Priest Vashishtha Brahmachari apprised that cracks had been observed in the premises since around an year but no one expected the situation to get out of control. He said that efforts were being made to rectify the cracks earlier by applying cement, but the situation had worsened in the last 7-8 days. He added that a gap had formed between the walls. At the same time, the floor of the Narasimha temple complex has started sinking.
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