TUESDAY 14 MARCH 2023 Pages 12 |` 5.00|LC www.thestatesman.com KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR ‘WE’RE BUILDING AI FOR GOVERNANCE, COMMERCIAL USE, DEEP CAPABILITIES’ ‘ADHERE TO PRINCIPLES OF INTEGRITY & TRANSPARENCY’ P5 WEATHER PARTLY CLOUDY SKY. THE MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WOULD BE AROUND 33 AND 16 DEGREE CELSIUS RESPECTIVELY. RAINFALL: Nil RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max: 88% P8 P10 Min: 34% STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Min: 17.1°C (+1) SUN SETS 18:29 hrs MOON SETS 10:35 hrs THUMBNAILS External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar meets with Singapore Minister of Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong to discuss the India-Singapore MinisteANI rial Roundtable process, on Monday. 149 passengers placed in 'No Fly List' for a period since 2020: As many as 149 passengers have been placed in the 'No Fly List' for a period, as per the recommendations of the respective Internal Committee constituted by the airline during the last three years (from 2020 till date), the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday. The Ministry of Civil Aviation in a written reply said that in the last three years, no such case has been revoked. The SoP, as per the Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR), Section 3Air Transport, Series M, and Part VI titled "Handling of unruly/disruptive passengers", provides that a complaint of unruly behaviour from the pilot-incommand is to be referred by the airlines to an Internal Committee constituted by the airline. NEW DELHI, 13 MARCH ndia has scripted history by winning two Oscars at 95th edition of Academy Awards ceremony as the song 'Naatu Naatu' from the film 'RRR' clinched the Oscar in the Best Original Song category while ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ won an Oscar in the Best Documentary Short Film category. 'Naatu Naatu' was picturised on Ram Charan and NTR Jr from the film 'RRR'. This is the first time that two Indian productions have won the Oscar awards. The 95th Academy awards function was held in Los Angeles. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated music director MM Keeravani and lyricist Chandra Bose after their song "Naatu! Naatu!" from the Telugu film "RRR" won the prestigious Oscar award. Modi also congratulated the team of documentary film "The Elephant Whisperers" for winning the Oscar in the "Best Documentary Short Film" category. "Exceptional! The popularity of 'Naatu Naatu' is global. It will be a song that will be remembered for years to come. Congratulations to @mmkeeravaani, @boselyricist and the entire team for this prestigious honour," Modi tweeted after "Naatu! Naatu!" won the award. He further added that the The film 'RRR' clinched the Oscar in the Best Original Song category I The 95th Academy awards function was held in Los Angeles. Kartiki Gonsalves Director of ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ RRR’s Music director MM Keeravani and lyricist Chandra Bose country is "elated and proud" of their achievement. The Prime Minister also wished producer Guneet Monga and her team for their documentary "The NEW DELHI, 13 MARCH shall be heard by a bench of five judges. While Centre said it is for Parliament to decide whether the same gender marriage could be recognised under the law, the senior advocates appearing for various petitions pointed to provisions in Special Marriage Act to argue that same gender marriages could be permitted as a right referring to judgment upholding the right to privacy as a fundamental right and judgment decriminalising same sex relationship. Stating that the entire issue falls within the domain of the parliament taking into account societal morality and ethos, the Centre in its affidavit has said that Despite the decriminalisation of Section 377 of the Indi- an Penal Code, the petitioners can't claim fundamental rights recognised under the Indian laws. “Family issues are far beyond mere recognition and registration of marriage between persons belonging to the same gender. Living together as partners and having sexual relationship by the same sex individuals (decriminalised now) is not comparable with the Indian family concept of a husband, a wife and children, which necessarily presupposes a biological man as a 'husband', a biological woman as a 'wife' and the children born out of the union between the two -- who are reared by the biological man as father and the biological woman as mother,” says the Centre's affidavit. AGENCIES AHMEDABAD, 13 MARCH abad, which is heading towards an inevitable draw. With Sri Lanka's defeat to New Zealand, Rohit Sharma's men cannot drop below second position in the WTC points table. India began their WTC campaign for the 2021-23 cycle in England, taking a 2-1 lead in their series against Joe Root's men, before the fifth Test in Manchester was postponed until July 2022 due to Covid. They would go on to lose the fifth Test match in Birmingham, though series wins against New Zealand, Sri Lanka at home, followed by an away series victory over Bangladesh set up their charge to the WTC final. Their BorderGavaskar Trophy series win sets up a final against Australia on neutral ground at The Oval in London, with the winner claiming the World Test Championship mace. ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ won an Oscar in the Best Documentary Short Film category. The documentary is about the bond that develops between a couple and an orphaned baby elephant called Raghu. PM Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated music director MM Keeravani and lyricist Chandra Bose after their song "Naatu! Naatu!" also congratulated the team of documentary film "The Elephant Whisperers" for winning the Oscar. Elephant Whisperers" winning the Oscar award. "Congratulations to @EarthSpectrum, @guneetm and the entire team of 'The Elephant India qualify for WTC final after New Zealand beat Sri Lanka 11, nine days after the end of IPL 2023. Taking a 2-1 series lead in the opening three of four Border-Gavaskar Trophy Tests at home against Australia proved to be enough for Rohit Sharma's side to clinch their spot in the WTC final. But the icing on the cake to confirm their WTC final spot was to avoid defeat in the ongoing fourth Test at Ahmed- 'Naatu Naatu' was picturised on Ram Charan and NTR Jr from the film 'RRR'. This is the first time that two Indian productions have won the Oscar awards. STATESMAN NES SERVICE India have qualified for the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final of the 2021-23 cycle at The Oval starting from June 7, after New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by two wickets in a thrilling last-ball win at the Hagley Oval on Monday. Sri Lanka was the other team in contention for a spot in the WTC final. But now after losing the first Test to New Zealand by two wickets, it has cleared the path for India to go into the final and meet Australia in the summit clash. With the Ahmedabad Test now heading towards a draw, Sri Lanka needed to beat New Zealand 2-0 in the two-match Test series to qualify. But rain in Christchurch took an entire session away in their quest to defend 284 runs against the Blackcaps. Kane Williamson's unbeaten 121, and backed by Daryl Mitchell's outstanding 81 handed New Zealand a thrilling win and also ensured that India will meet Australia in the WTC final at The Oval from June 7- P12 speech in London Historic Triumph SC refers petitions seeking legal recognition of same-sex marriage to Constitution Bench The Supreme Court on Monday referred a batch of petitions seeking recognition of the same-sex marriage to a fivejudge constitution bench as court said the issue involves prevailing statutory regimes relating to marriages and the rights under the constitutional law. A bench of Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Justice P.S. Narasimha and Justice J.B. Pardiwala referred the petitions to a five-judge constitution bench taking recourse of Article 145(3) under which any case involving a substantial question of law as to the interpretation of the constitution or for the purpose of hearing any reference under article 143 SHADAB TO LEAD PAK IN AFGHANISTAN T20IS; BABAR AZAM RESTED PM greets ‘RRR’, ‘The Elephant Parliament uproar Whisperers’ for winning Oscars over Rahul’s India scripts history by winning two Oscars at 95th edition of Academy Awards ceremony TEMPERATURE Max: 33.4°C (+4) SUN RISES 06:31 hrs MOON RISES 01:15 hrs BIDEN TO ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIA SUBMARINE DEAL IN SAN DIEGO Whisperers' for this honour. Their work wonderfully highlights the importance of sustainable development and living in harmony with nature," Modi tweeted. STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 13 MARCH Parliament on Monday adjourned abruptly when the Opposition raised an uproar and protested against the Government's demand for an apology by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his recent remarks on the state of Indian democracy in London. The two Houses of Parliament had resumed their sittings for the second part of the Budget Session this morning, but the proceedings turned noisy after the Treasury Benches raised the issue of the Congress leader's remarks, saying he should apologise for his observations. In the Rajya Sabha, Leader of the Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge said comments made by members of the Lok Sabha could not be raised in the Rajya Sabha, and cited earlier rulings in his support. He said comments made by Leader of the House Piyush Goyal regarding Mr Gandhi's speech should be therefore expunged. Chairman Jagdeep Dhan khar, after hearing different views, said he would give his ruling tomorrow and adjourned the House for the day. After a quiet start at 11 am, the two Houses had such stormy scenes that they were adjourned within minutes for the post-lunch sitting from 2 pm. There was no peace however as the Treasury Benches reiterated their demand later. Amid noisy scenes, Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary presented the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir's Budget in the Lok Sabha. Just as Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi started speaking on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's recent speech in London, the Opposition members rushed to the well of the House in protest leading to a ruckus. Joshi said where was Gandhi's concern for democracy when he tore off an Ordinance document during the UPA rule. The Minister said Gandhi had cast aspersions on the Speaker saying that his microphone was switched off in the House. The Speaker said people of the country had deep faith in its democracy. Speakers of Parliaments all over the world agreed India has a strong and empowered democracy, Birla said. Following this, Lok Sabha Birla adjourned the House till 2 pm.
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