THURSDAY 09 NOVEMBER 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 ‘DEMONETISATION BROKE BACK OF INDIAN ECONOMY’ INDIA'S CONCERN P6 SENSEX 64,975.6133.21 WEATHER PARTLY CLOUDY SKY. MIST/ SHALLOW FOG IN THE MORNING. THE MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES WOULD BE AROUND 30 AND 16 DEGREES CELSIUS RESPECTIVELY. RAINFALL: Nil RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max.98% Min. 47% TEMPERATURE Max: 30.3°C (+1) SUN RISES 06:39 hrs MOON RISES 03:38 hrs Min: 15.1°C (+1) SUN SETS 17:31 hrs MOON SETS 15:18 hrs THUMBNAILS School kids playing while a thick blanket of smog covers India Gate on Wednesday. SUBRATA DUTTA ‘CBI probe ordered against Mahua Moitra’ claims BJP’s Nishikant Dubey: BJP MP Nishikant Dubey on Wednesday claimed that anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal has ordered a CBI based on his complaint in the 'Cash for Query' row. In a post on X, Nishikant Dubey said, "Lokpal today, based on my complaint, ordered a CBI inquiry against MP Mahua ji, who committed corruption by mortgaging national security." (PG5) P5 NIFTY 19,443.5036.80 ` vs $ 83.281 PAISE PM slams Nitish for population control remark Says such remarks insulted not only women but entire nation STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE BHOPAL, 8 NOVEMBER P rime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the latter’s remarks on women regarding population control, and expressed shock saying that such crass remarks insulted not only women but the entire nation in front of the world. Addressing an election rally at Guna in Madhya Pradesh this afternoon, the PM said: “He (Nitish Kumar) made obscene remarks inside the Assembly in front of women politicians.”(Photo) “Koi sharam nahi hai unko (they have no shame),” the PM said. “How can they stoop so low?” he questioned. Without naming Nitish Kumar, Mr Modi said: “a big leader who is acting as the flag bearer of the INDI alliance, AIFF SACKS PRABHAKARAN AS SECY GEN. KCR FACES HIS TOUGHEST CHALLENGE ON TWO FRONTS P4 GOLD 61,200160 P12 SILVER 73,5001,000 BRENT CRUDE (IN $) 80.561.05 ‘Cong prez controlled by remote’ STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE BHOPAL , 8 NOVEMBER Speaking at another election rally at Patharia in impoverished Bundelkhand region’s Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi charged that the Congress hates him for helping the poor and has even threatened to lodge a complaint against him with the Election Commission (EC), because he has announced to extend the free ration scheme for 80 crore poor for the next five years. “I will readily accept any punishment but will not stop the welfare of the poor and will not discontinue the efforts to remove poverty from the country,” the PM told the huge gathering. The PM further said the Congress has always been a party run by a remote control. “Before 2014, you would not have heard the Congress Prime Minister (Manmohan Singh) say anything because he was remote controlled,” Mr Modi stated. “Even today, the Congress party’s president (Mallikarjun Kharge) is controlled by a remote control,” he added. Liberal, tech-savvy CJI Chandrachud completes 1 year 'Ghamandiya Gathbandhan', and is playing many games in an attempt to dislodge our government, used indecent language for women inside the (Bihar) assembly yesterday. They are not ashamed.” The PM expressed surprise and angst that no leader of the INDI alliance said a single word to criticise the remarks. “People who think like this about women, can they do anything good for you?” PM Modi asked. “Those who have this evil attitude towards our mothers and sisters are insulting our country,” he added. The PM vowed that he would do everything necessary for the respect of women. “I will do whatever I can to ensure the honour of mothers, sisters and daughters,” Mr Modi said. On Tuesday, Nitish Kumar’s crude statement in the Bihar Assembly on the role of women in population control resulted in a nationwide furore. Mr Kumar today apologised for his remarks. (See also Page 5) PARMOD KUMAR NEW DELHI, 8 NOVEMBER The Chief Justice of India, Justice Dr. Dhananjay Yashwant Chandrachud on Wednesday completed one year in office that witnessed his unequivocal commitment to liberty, free speech, woman rights, including that of the LGBTQIA + community and balancing the relationship between the organs of the State ~ executive, legislature and judiciary. Though the process of computerisation of the courts across the country was in progress well before he came to occupy the top position of the judiciary, CJI Chandrachud will always be identified for the push he gave for the digitalisation of court proceedings, relieving the courts of unwieldy paperwork ~ starting with the matter heard by the Constitution Bench, compelling the old horses of the bar (veteran and senior lawyers) to adopt and adapt themselves to the digitised court proceedings. Chief Justice Chandrachud has been a shield for upholding the liberty of the people against excesses by the instrumentalities of the State, rights of disadvantaged and discriminated section of the society including LGBTQIA + community and the rights of women in diverse spheres of society they are working, including the armed forces. His one year saw the top court putting an end to the practice of the government of handing over the material relating to a case in a sealed cover to the disadvantage of the other parties in the case. His year long tenure has also seen a large number of appointment of judges been made to various high courts of the country and the SC without any perceptible confrontation with the government. He appears to believe more in working with the government than in confrontation with it.
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