03 SEPTEMBER 2023 www.thestatesman.com twitter.com/thestatesman facebook.com/thestatesman INDIA’S NATIONAL NEWSPAPER SINCE 1818 Pages 12 |` 5.00|LC KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR AS THE BATTLE LINES GET DRAWN IN INDIA COURT ACCEPTS CBI’S CLEAN CHIT REPORT FOR KERALA EX-CM P4 WEATHER MAINLY CLEAR SKY. STRONG SURFACE WINDS (SPEED 25-35 KMPH) DURING THE DAY. THE MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WOULD BE AROUND 37 AND 27 DEGREES CELSIUS RESPECTIVELY. RAINFALL: Nil RELATIVE HUMIDITY TEMPERATURE Max: 36.8°C (+2) SUN RISES 06:01 hrs MOON RISES 20:57 hrs P7 Min: 27.3 °C (+1) SUN SETS 18:41 hrs MOON SETS 10:23 hrs THUMBNAILS Cutouts of Mahatma Gandhi and Charka displayed for the upcoming G20 Summit in the Capital on Saturday. SUBRATA DUTTA Parliament summoned for special session: Parliament has been summoned to me- et for a special session from 18th to 22nd September, notifications from the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha secretariats said on Saturday. In its notification, the Lok Sabha secretariat said “the Thirteenth Session of Seventeenth Lok Sabha will commence on Monday, 18th September, 2023. Subject to exigencies of Government Business, the Session is likely to conclude on Friday, the 22th September, 2023.” India’s solar observatory has begun its journey to the Sun-Earth L1 point D ays after the historic moon landing, the ISRO’s maiden solar mission, Aditya- L1, was launched successfully from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on Saturday. The PSLVC57.1 rocket carrying the Aditya-L1 orbiter, lifted off successfully from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh at 11:50 a.m. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said the payload carrying the Aditya L1 spacecraft has been separated as it left Earth's atmosphere following its successful launch from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. “The third stage of the separation of PSLV carrying the Aditya-L1 orbiter has been completed,” ISRO said. The PSLV-C57 vehicle has placed the spacecraft precisely into its intended orbit. India’s first solar observatory has begun its journey to the destination of SunEarth L1 point, the agency said. The successful launch of the maiden solar mission of the Indian Space Research Congratulations to our scientists and engineers at @isro for the successful launch of India’s first Solar Mission, Aditya-L1.Our tireless scientific efforts will continue in order to develop better understanding of the Universe for the welfare of entire humanity NARENDRA MODI PRIME MINISTER Organisation (ISRO) came on the heels of the historic lunar landing mission ~ Chandrayaan-3. ISRO successfully placed a lander on the unexplored lunar South Pole, a feat that put India in the record books as the first country to do so. According to the agency, the Aditya-L1 mission is expected to reach its final orbit in four months. It will be placed in a halo orbit around Lagrange Point 1 (or L1), which is 1.5 million PM will attend ASEAN-India Summit in Jakarta GLADIATOR STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 2 SEPTEMBER The much-awaited India vs Pakistan Asia Cup encounter at the Pallekele International Stadium on Saturday was called off due to rain. As soon as the India innings ended, it started pouring and the second innings could not start. Both teams will now share equal points from this match. Earlier, India rode on calculative half centuries from Ishan Kishan (82) and Hardik Pandya (87) (photo) to recover from a shaky start and post a competitive 266 against Pakistan in their Asia Cup opener. Electing to bat first, India were tottering at 66 for 4 before the 138-run fifth wicket partnership between Kishan and Pandya stabilised the innings. Ahead of the G-20 Summit in Delhi under India’s Presidency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jakarta on 6-7 September to attend the 20th ASEANIndia Summit and the 18th East Asia Summit, being hosted by Indonesia as current Chair of ASEAN. Mr Modi has been invited to Indonesia by its President, Mr Joko Widodo. The forthcoming ASEANIndia Summit will be the first Summit since the elevation of India-ASEAN relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in 2022. The Summit will review the progress of India-ASEAN relations and chart the future direction of co-operation. In Rajasthan shocker, woman paraded naked by husband over alleged affair STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE JAIPUR, 2 SEPTEMBER In a shocking incident, a woman in Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh district was stripped and paraded naked by her husband and in-laws, in the wake of which police have arrested eight persons, including the husband. A purported video of the incident shared by BJP leader Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on microblogging site X, shows a man, identified as the woman’s husband, stripping her naked as she cried for help.(photo) She was later paraded through her in-law's village, the police said. After the video of the incident went viral late last night the Rajasthan government rushed its Additional Director-General of Police (Crime) MN Dinesh to the incident site and the local police force took swift action, the Director General of Police Umesh Mishra told The Statesman this P5 Solar mission Aditya -L1 launched successfully STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 2 SEPTEMBER Max.79% Min. 40 % afternoon. The husband, who is the main accused and his seven accomplices were arrested under various IPC Sections 323, 341, 342, 354, 294, 120, 504, 506, 498A, 509 and Section 4/6 Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act 1986 and 67A IT Act. A five member special investigation team (SIT) has been set up by the state police to further probe the case, the DGP said. Three of the eight accused including the husband were hospitalised as they were injured while trying to escape when the police team reached there to arrest them, the DGP said, adding as soon as they will be discharged, they will be produced before a court. The twenty-four year old woman was married to the accused and had an alleged love affair with another man a couple of months ago. On Thursday, the ex-husband and his seven other accomplice went to her village and kidnapped her and brought her to their village. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot dashed to the village in a helicopter and spoke to the victim and her family. He announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh and a government job to the victim. Condemning the incident, Mr Gehlot told the media there: “Such criminals have no place in a civilized society. The woman complained to the police late at night yesterday. After this FIR has been registered. There are 10 INDIAN MEN’S RELAY TEAM EYEING ASIAD GOLD RAJASTHAN: NADDA FLAGS OFF BJP'S ‘PARIVARTAN YATRA’ people in it. Police have arrested 8 people so far. The chief minister said that this was a very sad incident. Despite the lack of information facilities in the village, the MLA, SHO and SP of the area have worked seriously. All the accused have been arrested.” Women's safety has been one of the key issues being raised by the Opposition BJP in Rajasthan where Assembly elections are due later this year. Reacting to the incident, BJP leader and former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje said that the administration was not even aware of the incident and held the Gehlot government responsible for women atrocities in the state. “Crime against women in the state has spread to such an extent that Rajasthan is feeling ashamed every day. The Congress government itself is responsible for making the state number 1 in the country in women atrocities,” she said. km away from the Earth in the direction of the sun. A Lagrange Point is a location in space where the gravitational pull of two large masses precisely equals the centripetal force required for a small object, in this case the Aditya L1 spacecraft, to move with them in a fixed position relative to the Earth and Sun. Aditya L1 carries seven different payloads to carry out a detailed study of the sun, four of which will observe the light from the sun and the other three will measure in-situ parameters of the plasma and magnetic fields. The largest and technically most challenging payload on Aditya-L1 is the Visible Emission Line Coronagraph or VELC. VELC was integrated, tested, and calibrated at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics’ CREST (Centre for Research and Education in Science Technology) campus in Hosakote in collaboration with ISRO. This strategic location will enable Aditya-L1 to continuously observe the sun without being hindered by eclipses or occultation, allowing scientists to study solar activities and their impact on P12 ‘One Nation, One Election’: Kovind panel to recommend amendments to Constitution DEEPAK RAZDAN NEW DELHI, 2 SEPTEMBER The Centre on Saturday formally constituted an eight-member High-Level Committee under former President Ram Nath Kovind to examine the issue of “one nation, one election,” asking it to recommend what specific amendments to the Constitution, and relevant Acts, may be needed for the purpose. Apart from the former President, who is the Chairman, the committee comprises Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, former Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Chairman of 15th Finance Commission N K Singh, former Lok Sabha Secretary General Subhash C Kashyap, Senior Advocate Harish Salve and former Chief Vigilance Commissioner Sanjay Kothari. A Resolution of the Law and Justice Ministry (Legislative Department) said that Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal will attend the meetings of the HighLevel Committee as a special invitee. The Committee has been asked to “com- mence functioning immediately and make recommendations at the earliest.” The terms and reference of the HLC are: “Examine and make recommendations for holding simultaneous elections to the House of the People (Lok Sabha), State Legislative Assemblies, Municipalities and Panchayats, keeping in view the existing framework under the Constitution of India and other statutory provisions, and for that purpose, examine and recommend specific amendments to the Constitution, the Representation of the People Act, 1950, the Representation of the People Act, 1951 and the rules made thereunder and any other law or rules which would require amendments for the purpose of holding simultaneous elections.” The Committee has been asked “to examine and recommend if the amendments to the Constitution would require ratification by the States.” It will also “analyse and recommend possible solution in a scenario of simultaneous elections emerging out of hung House, adoption of noconfidence motion, or defection or any such other event.” The Committee will decide its own procedure for conducting its meetings and other relevant functions. The committee will hear all persons and accept representations and communications which can facilitate its work. Mr Nitin Chandra, Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs, shall be the Secretary of the High Level Committee (HLC). The legislative department of the Ministry of Law and Justice will provide office and meet expenditure of the Committee’s work. Stating that frequent elections cost heavily to the exchequer, the Resolution said “in the national interest it is desirable to have simultaneous elections in the country,” and the HLC has been constituted to examine the issue. Elections in the country were held simultaneously in early Fifties till mid-Sixties, but the cycle got broken. The frequent elections require huge security manpower, large election staff and causes disruption in
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