MONDAY 18 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 BJP BRS AND AIMIM , WORKING TOGETHER IN TELANGANA: RAHUL PARTIES SLAM EACH OTHER ON HYDERABAD LIBERATION DAY P5 P4 WEATHER GENERALLY CLOUDY SKY. VERY LIGHT RAIN/ DRIZZLE. THE MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WOULD BE AROUND 34 AND 25 DEGREES CELSIUS RESPECTIVELY. RAINFALL: Trace RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max.100% Min. 71 % TEMPERATURE Max: 33.1°C (-1) SUN RISES 06:08 hrs MOON RISES 09:45 hrs Min: 24.3 °C (-1) SUN SETS 18:23 hrs MOON SETS 20:10 hrs THUMBNAILS The National Flag is unfurled at the New Parliament building in the Capital on Sunday. SUBRATA DUTTA ED issues summons to Jharkhand CM : The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) has issued a fresh summons to Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and asked him to appear on 23 September in a money laundering case, sources said on Sunday.ED has asked Jharkhand CM Soren to join its investigation in the alleged money laundering case on 23 September. DAVIS CUP: BOPANNA BIDS ADIEU IN STYLE YOON WARNS OVER RUSSIA-N KOREA MILITARY TIES P10 PM launches Vishwakarma scheme worth `13,000 crore Modi also inaugurates convention centre ‘Yashobhoomi’ on his birthday NIKHIL VYAS NEW DELHI, 17 SEPTEMBER O n his birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the “PM Vishwakarma Scheme” for traditional artisans and craftspeople and dedicated the Phase 1 of India International Convention and Expo Centre ~ “Yashobhoomi” ~ to the nation at Dwarka in the national capital, on Sunday. With a total project area of over 8.9 lakh square metres and a total built-up area of more than 1.8 lakh square metres, Yashobhoomi will find its place among the world’s largest MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions) facilities. Developed at a cost of around Rs 5,400 crore, Yashobhoomi boasts of a magnificent convention centre, multiple exhibition halls and other facilities. Mr Modi also launched the PM Vishwakarma logo, tagline, and portal. He also released a customized stamp sheet, a toolkit, an e-booklet, and a video on the occasion. The PM distributed Vishwakarma Certificates to 18 beneficiaries. The Cen- After Siraj’s heroics, openers gift India 8th Asia Cup title TRIDIB BAPARNASH PM Modi celebrates 73rd birthday in Delhi Metro SNS & AGENCIES NEW DELHI, 17 SEPTEMBER Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated his 73rd birthday on a Delhi Metro train on Sunday. Passengers travelling in the coach were seen clapping and singing “Happy Birthday Modi ji", and capturing selfies with him. Earlier, Mr Modi inaugurated the expansion of the Delhi Airport Metro Express line, extending it from Dwarka Sector 21 to the newly-built 'Yashobhoomi' Dwarka Sector 25 metro station. President Droupadi Murmu, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, among many others, extended birthday greetings to Mr Modi. President Murmu posted on the X handle of Rashtrapati Bhavan: “Hearty congratulations and best wishes to the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi ji on his birthday. I wish that with your far-reaching vision and strong leadership, you pave the way for the overall development of India in the 'Amrit Kaal'. I pray to God that you always remain healthy and happy and continue to lead the countrymen with your amazing leadership." Birthday greetings also poured in from world leaders, politicians, film personalities and ordinary citizens from all over. tre will fully fund the scheme which has an outlay of Rs 13,000 crore. Mr Modi said the PM Vishwakarma Scheme is a “ray of hope” for the lakhs of artisans and their families. “Today is Vishwakarma Jayanti. This day is dedicated to the artisans and craftspersons of the country... The ‘PM Vishwakarma Scheme’ has been launched today which will emerge as a ray of hope for artists and craftspersons,” Mr Modi said. CMYK P12 (SEE PAGE 02 ) NEW DELHI, 17 SEPTEMBER W 0 W W 4 W... those were the magical figures for pacer Mohammed Siraj as he brought Sri Lanka to their knees as the Islanders were bowled out for 50 runs, a target Indian openers Shubman Gill (27 not out) and Ishan Kishan (23 not out) crossed with ease for India to clinch their eighth Asia Cup title. From a Sri Lankan perspective, only two of their batters managed to reach double digits with Kusal Mendis getting a top score of 17, even as half of the batting unit perished without opening their accounts in Sunday’s Asia Cup final at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, After Jasprit Bumrah gave India a dream start with the wicket of Kusal Perera in the opening over, Siraj left Sri Lanka in all sorts of trouble with a deadly spell that saw four wickets fall in a span of six deliveries. Siraj blew the top off the opposition’s batting line-up with an unplayable spell that reduced the home side to 12 for 6 inside the first six overs. The right-armer started the onslaught by bowling seven straight outswingers and the seventh one fetched him the wicket of opener Pathum Nissanka (2), and one ball later, Sadeera Samarawickrama was trapped for a duck. On the fourth ball of the over, Charith Asalanka holed out to Ishan Kishan for another duck. Dhananjaya de Silva (4) survived the hat-trick delivery but got an outside edge off the final ball of the over. Siraj then returned to dismiss Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka for a duck, completing his five-wicket haul in just his third over, and later picked up Kusal Mendis (17) to register the second best figures by a bowler in Asia Cup finals. Siraj’s 6 for 21 is only behind Ajantha Mendis’ 6 for 18 during the 2008 edition.
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