CMYK MONDAY 15 MAY 2023 Pages 12 |` 5.00|LC www.thestatesman.com KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR ‘WILL IMPLEMENT ALL FIVE PROMISES IN KARNATAKA’ TURNING POINT P6 WEATHER Partly cloudy sky.Maximum and minimum temperatures likely to be around 36 °C and 27 °C respectively. RAINFALL: Trace RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max. 82 % TEMPERATURE Max: 33.9°C (-2) SUN RISES 04:58 hrs MOON RISES 01:22 hrs P5 Suspense remains over CM, K’taka CLP meets in B’luru Min: 27.3°C (0) SUN SETS 18:9 hrs MOON SETS 13:8 hrs New Moon on 19 May THUMBNAILS Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar along with Leader of Opposition (LoP) and former state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and others at the Congress Legislative party meeting, in Bengaluru on Sunday. ANI STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE BENGALURU/NEW DELHI, 14 MAY uspense continued over who would be the next chief minister in Karnataka after the Congress party’s thumping win in the state, but party sources were quoted by news agencies as saying the new CM would take oath on Thursday. The Congress called a meeting of its MLAs today at a five-star hotel in Bengaluru to discuss who would be the Chief Minister. The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) unanimously passed a resolution leaving it to the Con- S Police personnel hold their children as the world celebrates Mother's Day, in Prayagraj on Sunday. ANI Andhra govt attaches Naidu's guest house: The Andhra Pradesh government has attached a guest house of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President and former Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on the banks of Krishna river at Undavalli near Vijayawada.The property was attached in accordance with the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1944, as Naidu, while serving as Chief Minister, allegedly misused his position and resorted to quid pro quo. gress national president to decide the Chief Minister pick. In New Delhi, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said the AICC observers will convey the opinion of the party's MLAs to the high command which will then take a final decision. Congress General Secretaries Sushil Kumar Shinde, Deepak Babaria and Jitendra Singh Alwar have been appointed as observers for the Karnataka CLP meeting. The supporters of both Congress leader DK Shivakumar and former chief minister Siddaramaiah shouted slogans outside the Bengaluru hotel where MoD approves 4th defence equipment indigenisation list NEW DELHI, 14 MAY P9 CLP passes resolution leaving it to Cong national president Kharge to decide on CM Min. 50 % STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE ERDOGAN’S LEADERSHIP IN BALANCE AS TURKEY VOTES IN PIVOTAL POLLS These lists contain 2,500 items which are already indigenised and 1,238 items which will be indigenised within the given timelines. Of the latter 1,238, 310 items have been indigenised, so far development through the capabilities of MSMEs and private Indian industry, thereby providing impetus to the growth in economy, enhanced investment in defence and reduction in import dependence of DPSUs. In addition, this will augment the design capabilities of the domestic defence industry by involving academia and research institutions. The DPSUs will soon initiate procurement action for these notified items. The industry may look for Expression of Interest (EoIs)/Request for Proposal (RFPs) on the Srijan Portal Dashboard (https://srijandefence.gov.in/DashboardForPublic) especially designed for this purpose and may come forward to participate in large numbers, the Ministry of Defence said in a press note. the meeting is taking place. Mr Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah have expressed interest for the top post, raising concerns over a stand-off if the matter is not resolved. A mini-poster war has also erupted over the issue of who will be the next CM. Mr Siddaramaiah's supporters have put up a poster outside his home in Bengaluru, referring to him as “the next Chief Minister of Karnataka”. Posters also came up outside Mr Shivakumar's house, wishing "birthday greetings" to "the new Chief Minister of Karnataka". His birthday is tomorrow. Earlier, Karnataka Congress president Shivakumar hinted that he is in the chief ministerial race, saying he took everyone along and never sought anything for himself. He also brushed aside speculations about differences between him and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. Speaking to reporters at Nonavinakere in Tumakuru, Mr. Shivakumar said the Congress and the legislature party will decide the next Chief Minister of Karnataka. The BJP was voted out Mocha strikes Myanmar, at least 3 killed BJP wrests Jayanagar seat by 16 votes, Congress to complain to EC SNS & AGENCIES In a dramatic development, the BJP has wrested Jayanagar Assembly seat in Bengaluru from the Congress party by a margin of only 16 votes, following which the later has decided to complain to the Election Commission (EC). BJP candidate C.K. Ramamurthy won the seat by defeating sitting MLA Sowmya Reddy of Congress party by the margin of only 16 votes. The result was announced late Saturday night after recounting three times. Initially, Sowmya Reddy was declared as winner by 160 votes. Sowmya Reddy has decided to file a complaint challenging the results to the Election Commission. "I won initially. Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya and BJP MLA R. Ashoka had entered the counting centre illegally and fabricated the results," she stated. BJP candidate Rammurthy polled 57,797 votes while Sowmya Reddy secured 57,781 votes. The situation turned serious when Karnataka Congress President D.K. Shivakumar came to the spot. His brother, MP from Bengaluru Rural seat D.K. Suresh got into an argument with the police. Congress and BJP workers came into confrontation mode and the police had a tough time controlling the situation. With this, the Congress has won 135 seats in the 224-member Karnataka Assembly. of power in Karnataka when the Congress took 135 seats in the 224-member house. The BJP won only 66 seats, down from 104 in the 2018 state election.The newly elected assembly in Karnataka has to be put in place before the term of the previous assembly expires on 24 May. This means the swearing-in of the new Chief Minister and his ministers has to take place a few days before that. BENGALURU, 14 MAY Thousands of people hunkered down Sunday in monasteries, pagodas and schools, seeking shelter from a powerful storm that slammed into the coast of Myanmar, tearing roofs off buildings and killing at least three people. The centre of Cyclone Mocha made landfall Sunday afternoon in Myanmar’s Rakhine state near Sittwe township wind speeds up to 209 kilometres per hour, Myanmar’s Meteorological Department said. The storm previously passed over Bangladesh’s Saint Martin’s Island, causing damage and injuring people, but turned away from the country’s shores before landfall. More than 4,000 of Sittwe’s 300,000 residents were evacuated to other cities. AGENCIES ISCE Council declares Class 10, 12 results KCR seeks to cash in on regional sentiment on Telangana formation day NEW DELHI, 14 MAY STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE Keen to bank on the Telangana pride in an election year chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has announced that celebrations for the Telangana Formation Day will be held with great fanfare for 21 days this year, beginning from 2 June. The state of Telangana formed in 2014 will complete a decade of existence next year and the occasion will be marked through celebrations that will be held across the state from villages to the state capital. Mr Rao has always relied on the regional sentiment to counter the BJP’s narrative of nationalism and Hindutva in Telangana. Even in the 2018 Assembly elections when BJP was still at third position and Congress was the key Opposition party, Mr Rao had raised the issue of Telangana pride to counter the national par- K Chandrasekhar Rao has announced that celebrations for the Telangana Formation Day will be held with great fanfare for 21 days this year, beginning from 2 June ties like Congress and BJP . He was successful, particularly due to the presence of TDP chief and the then Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu who had joined hands with the K’taka DGP Praveen Sood appointed next CBI director STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 14 MAY Karnataka Director General of Police Praveen Sood has been appointed as the next director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a period of two years, an official order said on Sunday. Mr Sood is an IPS officer from the 1986 batch of the Karnataka cadre. At present, Subodh Kumar Jaiswal is serving as the director of CBI. Mr Sood's appointment comes as the tenure of the present CBI director ends on 25 May. The Department of Personnel and Training in its order said: “Approval of the competent authority is hereby conveyed to the appointment of Praveen Sood, IPS (KN:86) as Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of the office vice Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, IPS (MH:85) consequent upon completion of his tenure.” The selection committee, comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud, and the leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, agreed on Mr Sood's appointment as the next CBI Director. The decision was made during a meeting held on Saturday evening. Mr Sood is an IPS officer from the 1986 batch of the Karnataka cadre. At present, Subodh Kumar Jaiswal is serving as the director of CBI Mr Sood's appointment comes as the tenure of the present CBI director ends on 25 May The officer, who was scheduled to retire in 2024, will now have a fixed two-year tenure There were reports that Mr Chowdhury, from the Congress party, had given a dissent note on the selection of Mr Sood as the next CBI director. However, there was no official word on it. Mr Sood is an alumna of IIT-Delhi, IIM-Bangalore and Syracuse University in New York. The officer, who was scheduled to retire in 2024, will now have a fixed two-year tenure. DHAKA, 14 MAY and August 2022 respectively. These lists contain 2,500 items which are already indigenised and 1,238 items which will be indigenised within the given timelines. Of the latter 1,238, 310 items have been indigenised, so far. The DPSUs will undertake indigenisation of these items through different routes under ‘Make’ category and in-house Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) declared the results of the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE Class 10) and Indian School Certificate (ISC Class 12) on Sunday. According to the notice, the students can check their results by visiting CISCE’s website, http://cisce.org or http://results.cisce.org. The Class 10 or ICSE examinations started on 27 February and ended on 29 March, 2023. Class 12 or ISC examination commenced on 13 February, and the last examination date was 31 March. This year around 2.5 lakh students appeared for the CISCE examination for Class 10, 12. Earlier on Friday, the CBSE class announced the results of class 12 final examinations with an overall passing percentage of 87.33. P12 BLOWN AWAY To promote ‘Aatmanirbharta’ in defence and minimise imports by Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs), the government has approved the fourth Positive Indigenisation List (PIL) of 928 strategically-important Line Replacement Units (LRUs)/Sub-systems/Spares & Components, including high-end materials and spares, with import substitution value worth Rs 715 crore. These will only be procured from the Indian Industry after the timelines indicated in the list. This fourth list is in continuation to the previous three PILs involving LRUs/Sub-systems/Assemblies/Sub-assemblies/Spares & Components which were published in December 2021, March 2022 HYDERABAD, 14 MAY SUDIRMAN CUP: INDIA LOSE TO CHINESE TAIPEI Congress. Mr Rao had repeatedly cautioned people about the danger of handing over the political power to “Andhra rulers” if Congress won in the state. This time too Mr Rao is hoping to cash in the Telangana pride as Assembly elections are drawing near with the long drawn celebrations and said this would be “organised in a festive atmosphere with the aspirations of the Telangana community so that the glory of Telangana will spread to every corner and every heart is filled with excitement.” It will also help him to counter the BJP which is exceedingly relying on the Hindutva to garner votes in Telangana although the state is not communally polarised except some pockets like Bhainsa. The BJP is holding a Hindu Ekta Yatra today at Karimnagar, the constituency of BJP MP and state president Bandi Royal Challengers Bangalore's Wayne Parnell celebrates a wicket of Rajasthan Royals in a Indian Premier League 2023 match, at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, in Jaipur on Sunday. RCB bowled out the Royals for just 59 runs in 10.3 overs to accomplish a 112-run rout ANI (PG12) Sanjay Kumar with the chief minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma as the chief guest. KCR, as Mr Rao is popularly known as, has taken a leaf out of NT Rama Rao, the founder of TDP who had appealed successfully to Telugu pride to best the mighty Congress in the eighties. Mr Rao had similarly appealed to the regional sentiment while unveiling the huge 162-feet tall statue of Ambedkar as well as the newly constructed grand edifice, the Secretariat which he had termed as the symbol of Telangana pride. He will also inaugurate the new Martyrs’ Memorial soon. The celebrations for the Formation Day will be kicked off by the chief minister at the new Secretariat and will spread to district headquarters. The government will also showcase its achievements during the 21 day long celebrations, particularly its irrigation projects and welfare schemes. CMYK Manipur: High prices of essentials, Net shutdown hits banking sectors SNS & AGENCIES IMPHAL, 14 MAY People in ethnic violence-hit Manipur are now experiencing a double whammy as not only prices of essential commodities have skyrocketed in the state, but banking facilities remain affected due to the suspension of internet services, making life more miserable for them. In most of the 16 districts, internet services continue to remain suspended, rendering financial institutions like banks and ATM booths without money. The suspension of mobile internet services also badly affected important government and non-government services since 3 May, when Manipur witnessed unprecedented violent clashes, attacks, counter-attacks and arsoning of houses, vehicles and government and private properties in more than 10 districts in the wake of a Tribal Solidarity March organised to oppose Meitei community people stage a protest demanding the implementation of NRC in Manipur, at Jantar Mantar.SUBRATA DUTTA the demand for inclusion of the Meitei community in the ST category. A vehicle fuel crisis has also put the commuters in trouble. The state authorities are supplying petrol and diesel to the two-wheeler and vehicle owners in limited quantities. The curfew in 11 districts is being relaxed for several hours every day in the daytime allowing people to procure food and various other essential items. Officials in Imphal said that sporadic incidents of violence and attacks are taking place in certain districts almost every day. A few vacant houses were burnt down by suspected Kuki militants in Churachandpur district on Saturday night. Residents of these houses are now living in relief camps.
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