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JAIPUR l WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2022 l Pages 12 l 3.00  RNI NO. RAJENG/2019/77764 l Vol 4 l Issue No. 16
Senior diplomat Ruchira Kamboj was on Tuesday appointed
India’s Permanent Representative to United Nations in New York.
Kamboj, a 1987-batch IFS officer, is presently serving as India’s
envoy to Bhutan and will take up assignment shortly, MEA said.
QATAR AIRWAYS’ $1 BILLION LAWSUIT OVER PEELING PAINT
Doha: The head of Qatar Airways on Tuesday accused plane-maker Airbus of acting
like a “bully” as their billion-dollar dispute over peeling paint looked no closer to a
resolution. The airline and leading plane-maker have been fighting in British courts
for months over the paint problem that seen Qatar Airways ground 23 A350 jets.
OUR EDITIONS: JAIPUR, LUCKNOW, NEW DELHI  MUMBAI
Twitter’s board has recommended unanimously that shareholders
approve proposed $44 billion sale of company to billionaire and
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday.
Musk reiterated his desire to move forward with it last week.
Modi holds talks with
three service chiefs
New Delhi: PM Naren-
dra Modi held a meet-
ing with 3 service chiefs
at his residence on
Tuesday in the wake of
widespread protests
overthenewlylaunched
Agnipath scheme.
Army Chief General
Manoj Pande, Air Chief
Marshal VR Chaudhari
and Navy chief Admi-
ral R Hari Kumar re-
portedly met the Prime
Minister separately for
about half an hour
each. There is no word
out yet on what was dis-
cussed at.
AGNIPATH: CENTRE
FILES CAVEAT IN SC
Centre on Tuesday filed
a caveat application in
SC urging it to hear govt
in petitions filed before
it challenging ‘Agnipath’
recruitment scheme for
defence forces. Caveat
application is filed by a
litigant to ensure that no
adverse order is passed
without being heard.
RaGa TAKES A JIBE
AT PM MODI
Rahul hits out at PM Modi
on Tuesday, saying people
of country are suffering due
to his reforms that bring
“benefits with time” and
alleged that whatever the
ruling BJP describes as good
is fatal for the country.
NATIONAL HERALD CASE
ED questions Rahul
till late night on day 5
New Delhi: Congress
leader Rahul Gandhi
was questioned by ED
for over 10 hours on
Tuesday, 5th day of his
deposition in National
Herald money launder-
ing case.
Rahul Gandhi has
spent over 50 hours at
ED office over five sit-
tings with the investiga-
tors questioning him
over multiple sessions.
It is understood that his
questioning will end on
Tuesday night.
‘YOGA FOR HUMANITY’
(Left) President Ram Nath Kovind performs Yoga on the 8th International Day of
Yoga, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Top) Meanwhile, Prime
Minister Narendra Modi on a 2-day visit to Karnataka performs yoga at a mass
Yoga event at Mysuru Palace grounds, in Mysuru on Tuesday. —PHOTOS BY ANI
BJP destroying democracy by
toppling governments: Gehlot
Aditi Nagar
New Delhi: Chief Min-
ister Ashok Gehlot has
once again made a big
claim, while remember-
ing the political crisis
on Rajasthan, on the
pretext of the ongoing
political upheaval in
Maharashtra. He said,
“10-10 crore rupees
were distributed in Ra-
jasthan. Don’t know
what happened later. I
am proud to say that
our Rajasthan MLAs
stayed with me for 34
days. The first install-
ment was an offer of Rs
10 crore as soon as it
came out. Even then no
one went. Just now,
even in the Rajya Sabha
elections, you have seen
that we have won all the
three seats.” Turn to P8
CM Ashok Gehlot addresses the party leaders and supporters at
AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Tuesday. Congress leaders
Shaktisinh Gohil and Govind Singh Dotasra are also present.
CRUCIAL READ
INDIA COURTS SUPPORT ARBITRATION 
NEED TO BALANCE GEOGRAPHY, SAYS CJI
New Delhi: CJI NV Ramana in his address
at annual meet of Indo-German Cham-
ber of Commerce on on Tuesday said,
“In recent years, there has been some
apprehension in minds of parties about
increasing interference of domestic courts
in arbitration process. Let me assure you, Indian courts
are known for their pro-arbitration stance.”
3 CRPF PERSONNEL
KILLED IN MAOIST
AMBUSH IN ODISHA
Bhubaneswar: 3 CRPF
personnel were killed in a
Maoist attack in Odisha’s
Nuapada dist on Tues-
day, police said. Incident
happened in Patadhara
Reserve Forest in Bheden
block when CRPF person-
nel were going from one
camp to another, they said.
DRAUPADI MURMU, EX-JHARKHAND
GUV, IS BJP’S CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT
Murmu (64), a former Jharkhand governor, will be the
first tribal woman to occupy the top constitutional post
if she is elected, a strong possibility as numbers are
stacked in the favour of the BJP-led NDA.
THE NEXT LADY
PRESIDENT!
New Delhi: BJP parlia-
mentary board on Tues-
day named Draupadi
Murmu, a tribal leader
of party from Odisha, as
ruling NDA’s candidate
for presidential elec-
tion. BJP chief JP Na-
dda announced her
nametomediafollowing
meeting of the party top
brass. Speaking on Mur-
mu’s candidature, PM-
Modi said, “Murmu’s
understanding of policy
matters  compassion-
ate nature will greatly
benefit our country
.”
YASHWANT SINHA, EX-UNION MINISTER,
IS JOINT OPPOSITION CANDIDATE
After weeks of discussion among themselves, Oppo-
sition parties on Tuesday unanimously decided that
former union minister Yashwant Sinha will be the
common candidate of the Opposition for the upcom-
ing Presidential elections. Sinha’s name came up
after Sharad Pawar, Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Farooq
Abdullah opted out of the race. Sinha also said that
he will “step aside” from TMC Congress to work for
the larger national cause of greater Opposition unity.
Draupadi Murmu
PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari,
JP Nadda, Shivraj Chouhan at BJP HQ in Delhi on Tuesday.
MAHARASHTRA POLITICAL CRISIS
I’M WITH HINDUTVA, WILL NOT
RETURN TO SHIV SENA: SHINDE
l Uddhav calls Maha
cabinet meeting today
l Ajay Chaudhary replaces
Shinde as new party leader
l Rebel MLAs likely to be
shifted to Assam from Surat
Moni Sharma
Mumbai: In a startling
turn of events, Maha-
rashtra CM Uddhav
Thackeray has report-
edly offered to step
down and make way for
rebel minister Eknath
Shinde who, along with
close to 2 dozen MLAs,
has moved to a hotel in
Surat, a day after a blow
to the ruling Sena-NCP-
Cong coalition in MLC
elections where BJP
won 5 seats, with Sena
 NCP bagging 2 each.
Meanwhile, Shinde
tweeted that he would
never cheat for power.
Nearly an hour after his
tweet, he dropped Shiv
Sena off his Twitter
bio. Tuesday’s political
drama came amid alle-
gations of cross-voting
by some Sena MLAs.
Shinde is reportedly
miffed with top brass
after he was neglected
in functioning of party
 govt. Media reports
also said Shinde and his
followers had com-
plained about the step-
motherly treatment
by Deputy Chief
Minister Ajit Pa-
war in alloca-
tion of funds.
­­
IF SENA READY TO ALLY WITH BJP, THERE
WON’T BE SPLIT: SHINDE TO CM UDDHAV
CONGRESS DEPUTES KAMAL NATH AS
OBSERVER TO HANDLE MAHA CRISIS
Shiv Sena leader Milind Narvekar met Eknath Shinde and
other rebel party MLAs in Gujarat’s Surat on Tuesday.
During meeting that lasted for 2 hours, Narvekar made
Shinde speak to CM Uddhav, as per sources. Shinde claimed
he has 35 MLAs with him, adding if Uddhav is ready to ally
with BJP, there won’t be a split in party, sources added.
Police security outside CM Uddhav Thackeray residence in
Mumbai in Tuesday. ­­­ —PHOTO BY BHUSHAN KOYANDE
Congress on Tuesday deputed
senior leader Kamal Nath as
AICC observer to handle
political crisis in Maha.
Congress decision to
rush Nath to Maharashtra is aimed
at defusing crisis currently faced
by the ruling MVA alliance.
FADNAVIS MEETS AMIT SHAH IN DELHI
The crisis in Maharashtra reportedly owes
much to Devendra Fadnavis,ex-CM from the
BJP, who was in Delhi on Tuesday and met
with party boss HM Shah. Fadnavis is seen as
having facilitated Shinde’s relocation to Surat.
‘WAS NOT AWARE OF SHINDE’S AMBITION’
NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Tuesday
that it was never conveyed that Sena leader
Shinde had chief ministerial ambitions,
adding that a solution to ongoing political
crisis in Maha would be found out soon.
SHINDE SACKED, SAYS SANJAY RAUT
Shiv Sena has removed Eknath Shinde
as party’s group leader in Maha
Legislative Assembly, hours after he
went incommunicado and travelled to
Surat with some MLAs of his party.
BJP’S BHUPENDER TO HANDLE IN MAHA
BJP has entrusted Bhupender Yadav
and Mangal Lodha to keep an eye on the
developments in Maharashtra. A political
storm started in Maha after Shinde
revolted against MVA government.
Uddhav Thackeray
Eknath Shinde
Justice SS Shinde sworn in as 39TH
Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice
Kamal Kant
Jaipur: Governor
Kalraj Mishra adminis-
tered oath to Justice
Sambhaji Shiwaji Shin-
de as new CJ of Ra-
jasthan HC at the Raj
Bhavan on Tuesday.
Shinde has become 39th
CJ of Rajasthan. Justice
Shinde is scheduled to
retire on August 1. Dr
CP Joshi, Shanti Dhari-
wal, Dr BD Kalla, Gulab
Chand Kataria, HC
judges and family mem-
bers of Justice Shinde
were also present at
oath-taking ceremony
.
Governor Kalraj Mishra administers oath of office to Justice
Sambhaji Shiwaji Shinde as the new CJ of Rajasthan HC in Jaipur
on Tuesday. ­ —PHOTO BY SANTOSH SHARMA
Chief Minister
Ashok Gehlot greets
Justice Shinde as
CS Usha Sharma
looks on at Raj
Bhavan on Tuesday.
SHO SUSPENDED,
COP HELD FOR
‘HOMOSEXUALITY’
Nagaur: A police constable
was arrested and an SHO
was suspended in Nagaur
after they were allegedly
found engaged in a ho-
mosexual relationship and
exchange of nude content.
SHO was blackmailed
by constable, following
which, he was arrested. P3
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Rare sight of tiger T-120
hunting bear in R’bhore
Chandrabhan writes to Centre for 20-point targets
First India Bureau
Sawai Madhopur:
Wildlife is considered
full of astonishing mo-
ments. An instance of
which was seen in Ran-
thambore on Tuesday
.
During the morning
shift, tiger T-120 preyed
on a bear near Padam
Talab in zone three.
First, the tiger came out
of the bushes and at-
tacked the bear. After
this, the tiger dragged
the bear and took it to
the nearby bushes.
Then, tiger enjoyed
his prey. Tourists went
gaga over this rare
scene of a tiger hunting
the bear. They captured
this sight on their cam-
eras. Wildlife lovers in-
formed that many times
bear has even chased
the tiger in Rantham-
bore.
First India Bureau
Jaipur: Dr. Chandrab-
han, Vice-Chairman of
the State Level Twenty-
Point Program Imple-
mentation and Coordi-
nation Committee, has
requested Union Minis-
ter of State for Statis-
tics and Program Im-
plementation Rao In-
derjit Singh to send the
targets of the Twenty
Point Program set for
this financial year 2022-
23 at the earliest.
Chandrabhan wrote
a letter to the minister
saying that there is dif-
ficulty in timely imple-
mentation and effective
monitoring of progress
under various schemes
and programs because
the goals have not been
received yet.
BEYOND POLITICS,
IN QUEST OF PEACE!
Jaipur: Governor
Kalraj Mishra, Lok Sab-
ha speaker Om Birla,
BJP’s National Vice
President and former
CM Vasundhara Raje,
BJP State President Sat-
ish Poonia, Union Min-
ister Gajendra Singh
Shekhawat, DGP ML
Lather, Union Minister
Arjun Ram Meghwal,
Mayor of JMC Greater,
Dr Somya, RCDF MD
Sushma Arora, Sang-
eeta Beniwal, chairper-
son, RSCPCR, among
others celebrated Inter-
national Yoga Day. On
Tuesday politicians
were seen at Rajbha-
wan, SMS stadium, Jan-
tar Mantar,  at resi-
dence. They performed
yoga to give global rec-
ognition to India’s an-
cient culture.—FIB
Vasundhara on
3-day tour to
visit Sirohi and
Abu from today
First India Bureau
Sirohi: BJP national
VP and former CM
Vasundhara Raje will
come to Sirohi today on
a 3-day tour. She will
visit Saraneshwar Ma-
hadev Temple of Sirohi
and also visit Pindwara
and attend the wedding
ceremony of MLA Sa-
maram’s daughter.
She will reach Mount
Abu at 10.30 pm and
stay there during the
night. Raje is scheduled
to visit Brahma Ku-
maris Ashram at Mount
Abu on June 23. She
will also meet BJP
workers and office bear-
ers and participate in
local programmes on
June 24. From Mount
Abu she will leave for
Udaipur, said Dist Col-
lector Dr. Bhanwarlal.
Vasundhara Raje practising Eka Pada Pranamasana at her
residence in Jaipur on Tuesday.
Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal practising pranayam and meditation along with a large number
of people at the historic Jantar Mantar in Jaipur on Tuesday.  —PHOTOS BY SANTOSH SHARMA A woman practising Anjali Mudra while holding her child in her lap. A group of enthusiasts practising yoga at SMS stadium, Jaipur on Tuesday morning.
Governor Kalraj Mishra performing Anulom Vilom
Pranayam at Raj Bhavan, Jaipur premises.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla performing
yoga at Sansad Bhavan in New Delhi.
GS Shekhawat, BSF jawans
perform yoga in Jaisalmer.
Kali Charan Saraf practising Anjali
Mudra at SMS stadium.
DGP ML Lather practising Anjali
Mudra at SMS stadium.
Sangeeta Beniwal performing Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose along
with others in Jodhpur on Tuesday.
As it drizzled, a woman in Shavasana pose using an umbrella.
OUT OF CONTROL!
A woman lost control of car and hit a dry tree at JLN Marg on Tuesday but she was unhurt. —PHOTO BY SUNIL SHARMA
Abhishek Shrivastava
Jaipur: A decision re-
garding the cancella-
tionof workordergiven
toacompanyforoperat-
ing a ropeway from
Kanak Ghati to Nahar-
garhandJaigarhwillbe
takeninJDA
’sexecutive
committee meeting.
The project has been
hanging in balance for
the last 17 years be-
cause the firm, Da-
modar Ropeway Ltd,
failed to obtain clear-
ance from the forest
department. Due to the
delay of so many years,
the engineering sec-
tion of the JDA has rec-
ommended termina-
tion of the work order
which was given in
2005 for operating rope-
way on a BOT basis.
JDA engineers are
of the view that tech-
nology has changed in
17 years and a new rev-
enue model is required
therefore the order
should be cancelled.
The JDA has given
final notice to the com-
pany and now the deci-
sion has to be taken by
JDA commissioner
Ravi Jain in executive
committee meeting.
A meeting on the is-
sue was held in March
2020 when T Ravikanth
was the JDA commis-
sioner. He had sought a
factual report on the
project. Later, when
Gaurav Goyal became
the JDC, he issued no-
tice to the firm.
JDA may cancel work order of ropeway
KANAK GHATI TO NAHARGARH
NEWS DIGEST
Jaipur (PTI): Pre-mon-
soon showers occurred at
many places in Rajasthan
with Bidasar in Churu
recording the highest 13
cm rainfall in the last 24
hours. According to
Met department, Dun-
gargarh in Bikaner
recorded 11 cm rain-
fall, while six cm was
recorded in Manohart-
hana in Jhalawar. Of-
ficials said Masuda in
Ajmer, Niwai in Tonk,
Sambhar in Jaipur 
Sikar received four cm
rainfall each.
Jaipur: Annoyed by the
collector’s ground report
and the condition of the
drains in the city after
the rain, Jaipur Heritage
Municipal Corporation
Commissioner Avdhesh
Meena has issued notices
to 2 engineers. Charge
sheet has been issued
to Junior Engineer Vijay
Sharma for failing to get
drains cleaned. At the
same time, show-cause
cause notice has been
issued to Executive Engi-
neer Madhusudan Gaina,
Hawamahal Amber- I.
PRE-MONSOON
SHOWERS, CHURU
GETS 13 CM RAINS
AVDHESH MEENA
ISSUES NOTICE TO
2 ENGINEERS
The project has
been hanging in
balance for the
last 17 years
because of the
non-clearance
from forest dept
Kataria writes to Joshi
to remove Shobharani
from BJP MLAs’ list
First India Bureau
Jaipur: After expel-
ling Dholpur MLA
S h o b h a r a n i
Kushwah from the
party for cross-voting
in Rajya Sabha elec-
tions, BJP has started
the process to get her
name excluded from
the list of party MLAs
in the assembly
.
Leader of Opposi-
tion Gulab Chand Ka-
taria wrote a letter to
assembly speaker CP
Joshi in this regard.
However, there is a
difference in the date
of expelling Shobha-
rani in letter.
Kataria said in the
letter that BJP’s cen-
tral disciplinary com-
mittee expelled Shob-
harani Kushwah on
June 10, 2022, for vio-
lation of the rules of
the party constitution
therefore her name
should be removed
from the list of BJP
MLAs. He also sent a
copy of order through
which the MLA was
expelled.
Kataria said in the
letter that she was ex-
pelled on June 10
whereas the commit-
tee issued a show-
cause notice to her on
June 10 seeking a re-
ply within 7 days.
AMID OPPOSITION BY FAMILIES,
GIRLS ADAMANT TO TIE THE KNOT
Udaipur: A unique case of same-sex marriage came to the
fore in Udaipur court on Tuesday, where two girls were
adamant about living together for life even though family
members kept explaining them. The two girls hail from
Ajmer city and belong to the same community. Both were
missing from their house for the last 2.5 months. On the
orders of Jhadol court, the police took them to the Udaipur
court. During hearing, their relatives were convincing
them that it is not possible to live together for
life. However, they didn’t pay heed to it and
pledged to live and die together. A search
warrant was issued and a team was formed
to search them. These girls were detained
in Narayanpura, Delhi and from there they
were brought to the court and later sent
to a Nari Niketan, police said.
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First India Bureau
Nagaur: A police con-
stable was arrested and
an SHO was suspended
in Nagaur after they
were allegedly found en-
gaged in a homosexual
relationship and ex-
change of nude content.
Police informed the
SHO was blackmailed
by the constable, follow-
ing which, he was ar-
rested. “The accused
has been identified as
Pradeep Bajya (32), a
constable posted at De-
gana Police Station in
Nagaur. The act be-
tween the two came to
light when the Sub In-
spector filed a com-
plaint to SP Nagaur al-
leging that he was being
blackmailed by a police
constable,” police said.
“Both of them came in
contact with each other
through Facebook.
Pradeep Bajya allegedly
blackmailed the SHO by
leveraging his nude vid-
eos which he had saved
electronically and
shared with him during
a video call. The consta-
ble threatened the SHO
and took Rs. 2.5 lakh
from him. Later, he de-
manded Rs. 5 lakh and a
luxury car. The SHO
then filed a complaint
against him. Both of
them were suspended,
while the constable had
even been arrested,”
added police.
Cop couple face music for unbecoming conduct
TWO DIFFERENT TALES IN ‘PRIDE MONTH’
YOUTH ENDS LIFE IN JHUNJHUNU;
FARMERS JOIN PROTEST IN SIKAR
Police said the youth was depressed over cancellation of various exams  Agnipath
First India Bureau
Chirawa (Jhunjhunu):
A youth allegedly com-
mitted suicide by hang-
inghimself
from a ceil-
ing fan in
J h u n j -
hunu’s Chi-
rawa town
on Tuesday
.
Police informed the
youth was in depression
over the cancellation of
various competitive ex-
ams. “The deceased had
beenidentifiedasAnkit,
a resident of Bhorki vil-
lage in Jhunjhunu. The
victim’s sister had gone
to a government school
on Tuesday morning to
attend the International
Yoga Day celebrations.
Meanwhile, Ankit com-
mitted suicide by hang-
ing himself from a ceil-
ing fan at home,” added
police. “The boy was
preparing for competi-
tive exams and was de-
pressed over the cancel-
lation of the police re-
cruitment exam and
Army examination. It is
suspected that the boy
was under mental pres-
sure due to which he
took the extreme step,”
added police.
SAINT BERNARD
ATTACKS LADY,
SHIFTED BY JMCG
RSGL’s GAS
SUPPLY UP BY 1.5
TIMES IN KOTA
Jaipur: A Saint Ber-
nard dog who attacked
an elderly woman twice
was shifted to a cattle
shelter home by a team
of JMCG and police. It
was a pet dog of the
woman’s daughter-
in-law who opposed
the team and initially
refused to allow the
civic body team to take
the dog. However, the
woman was convinced
and the dog was shifted.
78-year old woman,
who lives in Mahaveer
Nagar, gave a complaint
to Bajaj Nagar police
station and JMCG in this
regard. —Bharat Dixit
Jaipur: Rajasthan State
Gas Ltd has increased
the daily supply of nat-
ural gas by more than
one and a half times.
ACS Mines  Chairman
RSGL Dr Subodh Agar-
wal informed that gas
is being made available
at CNG stations in Kota
through online portal.
Addressing a meeting
of the Board Directors,
Agrawal said that due to
the online system, there
has been a significant
positive change in gas
availability and distribu-
tion system and 9 CNG
stations have been set
up in Kota. —Nirmal Tiwari
Jaipur: CM Ashok Gehlot has approved the proposal
to upgrade Bhojusar Upadhyan and Bhojasar Chhota
Sub Health Center of Sardarshahar Panchayat Samiti
in Churu district to Primary Health Center. It is note-
worthy that due to the long-standing demand of the
local public representatives and the general public,
Gehlot has taken this decision by relaxing the rules.
With this decision of CM Gehlot, people will be able
to get better treatment and other health services at
the local level itself.
CM APPROVES PROPOSAL TO UPGRADE
SARDARSHAHAR’S SHC INTO PHC
In Sikar, the Agnipath scheme of the Central Government was opposed by taking out an outcry rally
on behalf of the All India Kisan Sabha on Tuesday.
Jaipur: The effect of corona virus is being seen again
in Rajasthan. Rajasthan’s Transport and Road Safety
Minister Brijendra Singh Ola
has also come in the grip of this
virus. Ola tweeted and informed
his contacts to take precautions.
CM Ashok Gehlot and former
Dy CM Pilot have tweeted and
wished Ola a speedy recovery.
Meanwhile on Tuesday, state re-
ported 114 new fresh cases of Covid-19, with Jaipur
being at top with 39 cases and Bikaner recorded 25.
Active cases in the state now stands at 708. Amid
this surge no new death was reported.
CORONA UPDATE: 114 FRESH CASES IN
STATE; MINISTER OLA TESTS POSITIVE
NEWS DIGEST
STIR OVER BLACK INK ON GSS
MEETING THE NEW APPOINTEES
The newly appointed Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Sambhaji Shiwaji Shinde met
Governor Kalraj Mishra on Tuesday morning at Raj Bhavan before taking the oath.
Newly elected member of Rajya Sabha Ghanshyam Tiwari met Kalraj Mishra at Raj Bhavan
here on Tuesday. It was his courtesy call after the election.
Lizard or Fish in
Kachori? Firm
lodges FIR
Karina Sharma
Jaipur: In the matter of
a dead lizard allegedly
found inside a kachori
at Rawat Mishthan
Bhandar on Sunday
, the
sweet shop manager
Shankar Bishnoi has
lodged a case of black-
mail at Shyam Nagar
police station while al-
leging conspiracy to
malign image of firm.
Akhil Aggarwal, resi-
dent of Vaishali Nagar,
claimed that when he
ate half a kachori, he
noticed a dead lizard in-
side it. Manager
Shankar Bishnoi said
that on June 1 Akhil and
his friend had bought
kachori from the shop
and complained of a liz-
ard inside but when the
staff checked it looked
like a fish.”
PWD Executive Engineer,broker
in ACB net with `2 Lakh bribe
Ashish Choudhary
Rajsamand: A team of
ACB Bhilwara on Tues-
day arrested Kesram
Meena, Executive Engi-
neer of Public Works
Department and a con-
tractor red-handed
while accepting a bribe
of Rs 2 lakh at Bhim in
Rajsamand district. The
accused had sought the
bribe in lieu of clearing
a bill of Rs 98 lakh for
road construction. The
team held him from the
XEN’s residence.
The complainant
Thakur Singh, resident
of Bhim, had made
some roads for which a
bill of Rs 1.16 crore was
presented in the PWD
office 3.5 years ago of
which payment of Rs 12
lakh was cleared while
payment of Rs 98 lakh
was pending. In lieu of
the pending payment,
ExecutiveEngineerKes-
ram Meena on 10 June
2022 demanded a bribe
of Rs 5 lakh in a week.
Thakur Singh com-
plained to the ACB on
June 14, on which Rs 1
lakh was given to
the complainant on
June 17 and the com-
plaint was verified. The
rest Rs 2 lakh were to be
paid on Tuesday when
the trap was laid.
Bhanwar S Charan
Kota: The Congress
leaders in Kota on Tues-
day protested against
the Enforcement Direc-
torate (ED) summons to
Rahul Gandhi. Con-
gress leaders led by
Amit Dhariwal reached
the District Collectorate
and raised slogans
against the BJP govern-
ment and ED.
Congress leader Ra-
jendra Sankhla said
that we don’t know
about Rajasthan or In-
dia, but we will set
ablaze the office of the
Bhartiya Janta Party
and we are not afraid of
ED or Income Tax. Talk-
ing to media persons,
Congress leader Amit
Dhariwal said that our
national leaders like Ra-
hul Gandhi and Sonia
Gandhi are being har-
assed by ED and CBI.
“For the last five days,
Rahul Gandhi has been
questioned for 10 hours
every day, but nothing
has come out. Still, we
are being suppressed,”
said Amit Dhariwal.
Congress workers protesting in Kota against ED summons to RaGa in Delhi on Tuesday.
IF RAHUL IS ARRESTED...
Cong leader warns to set
BJP office on fire in Kota
CONG ORG ELECTIONS ON
HOLD DUE TO ED, AGNIPATH
Jaipur: The Congress organization elections have
been put on hold for the time being, first due to Rajya
Sabha elections and now due to the agitation against
ED probing the Rahul Gandhi over National Herald case
and Agnipath scheme. Elections of 400 block Congress
committees in Rajasthan are stuck. These elections
were to be completed by June 15. Although earlier this
work was to be done only on June 8, but at that time
the RS polls came. CM Gehlot talked to the national in-
charge of Congress organization elections Madhusudan
Mistry and postponed the elections. — Yogesh Sharma
MINISTER ARJUN
MEGHWAL ON ‘ED
GRINDING RaGa’
PRESIDENT HOUSE
INSTRUCTS TO
TAKE ACTION
Jaipur: Union minister
Arjun Ram Meghwal on
Tuesday said that no one
is above law and Ra-
hul Gandhi should give
replies to the Enforcement
Directorate. He said that
nothing is being done in
retaliation by the ED. The
minister said that if Rahul
Gandhi is not a culprit in
money laundering, then
he should give answers to
the ED and let the ED do
its work. He alleged that
money laundering was
done through a company
of Kolkata which was given
commission of Rs 1 lakh.
Bundi: On a petition to the
President about highhand-
edness of the Delhi police
against Congress protes-
tors, the President’s Sec-
retariat has instructed the
Ministry of Home Affairs
to take action. Charmesh
Sharma, Congress leader
from Bundi, said that Sahil
Ghosh Rai, Joint Secretary,
MHA has been appointed
as an officer to take action
in this matter. The Presi-
dent’s Secretariat, in its of-
ficial order, has also asked
the petitioner to directly
contact the Joint Secretary
MHA for further action.
5 more dead Chinkaras
found; toll rises to 14
Suryaveer S Tanwar
Jaipur: Nearly 14
Chinkaras have been
found dead near a so-
lar plant in Jaisalmer
district in the last 2
days. Animal lovers
suspect that the
Chinkaras were killed
by the people of the
solar company
.
Carcasses of 6 deer
were found on Sunday
and three of them
were pregnant, and 5
Chinkaraswerefound
dead on Tuesday in
Lakhasar village.
After the recovery
of carcasses on Sun-
day, a delegation of
Shreejambheshwar
Environment and
Wildlife Protection or-
ganisation met dis-
trict collector Dr Prat-
ibha Singh demand-
ing FIR against the
culprits. On Tuesday,
the wildlife lovers
tried to enter the solar
plant to talk about the
incident with the
staffers there but they
were not allowed to go
inside the plant. Ac-
tivists R Pemani al-
leged that employees
of the solar plant have
killed the deer.
New Calendar: Schools
to open from July 1
First India Bureau
Jaipur: All govt and
private schools in the
state will open from
June 24. However, the
regular classes for stu-
dents will open from
July 1. Teachers will
have to reach school
from June 24.
At the same time, the
last date for admission
in all the schools has
been declared as July
15. The Education dept
has issued instructions
in this regard while re-
leasing the calendar for
the session 2022-23
along with starting the
general admission pro-
cess, whichwill be con-
ducted in two phases.
Mid-session holidays
schools will be from Oc-
tober 19-31, 2022, while
winter vacations will be
from December 25, 2022,
to January 5, 2023. The
summer vacation will
be from May 17- June 23
in 2023. After the final
examination, the stu-
dents should be given
temporary admission.
A chinkara caught under the
net and died there.
The constable blackmailed the SHO
by leveraging his nude videos re-
corded on mobile. A departmental
inquiry has been initiated against both per-
sonnel. —Ram Murty Joshi, Nagaur SP
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SPIRITUAL SPEAK
Endurance is one of the most
difficult disciplines, but it is
to the one who endures that
the final victory comes.
—Buddha
IN-DEPTH
Jagat Prakash Nadda
@JPNadda
I believe in the importance of yoga
and making time for it, as it offers
numerous health benefits. I always
strive towards practicing yoga. On
this #InternationalYogaDay, let us all
be a part of Hon. PM @narendramodi
Ji’s initiative towards a healthy  fit
India.#YogaForHumanity
Dharmendra Pradhan
@dpradhanbjp
India Navy is on the path to become
gender-neutral. As a result of the
#AgnipathRecruitmentScheme, @
indiannavy for the first-time will
recruit women as sailors. #Agnipath
is yet another opportunity for
women to break the glass ceiling.
#IndiaWithAgniveer
TOP TWEETS
JOLT TO MACRON
BUT FAR RIGHT’S
MARINE LE PEN
CAUSES TREMORS
n a setback to Emma-
nuel Macron his En-
semblealliancefailed
to win a majority in
the parliamentary
elections. Mr Macron now finds
himself sandwiched between
Marine Le Pen’s far right Nation-
alRallyandJean-LucMelenchon
of the left coalition NUPES jeop-
ardising implementation of his
political agenda. Will Macron
make compromises or will the
Fifth Republic see a government
indeadlockwiththeFrenchPres-
ident’s reform plans in limbo?
Thebiggestsurprisethrownup
by the French electorate is their
supportforMarineLePen’sparty
which jumped from previously
held eight seats to 89 in the
577-member hung parliament. It
was described as a “seismic
event”inFrenchpolitics.TheLeft
partiesalsowon131seatstobethe
principal opposition. The Ensem-
ble alliance won 245 seats but was
well short of majority
, leaving the
parliament fragmented.
The result showed that the
voter did not buy Macron’s sof-
tening stand on pension reforms
and raising of retirement age
which came just before parlia-
mentary elections.
I
entre has cau-
tioned Indian
states which are
equal to the size
of Pakistan and
Sri Lanka to cut down on
their debts to avoid an eco-
nomic crisis being faced by
the two neighbouring coun-
tries. The Union finance min-
istry officials recently ad-
dressed a meeting of state
chief secretaries to flag the
issue of burgeoning fiscal
problems in some of the
stateswhich,if notcontrolled
now, may go out of hand. Un-
controlled debt and capital
expenditure of some of the
states could adversely impact
the performance of the econ-
omy at the national level.
An article by a team of
economists under the super-
vision of Reserve Bank of
India stated that Punjab, Ra-
jasthan, Bihar, West Bengal
and Kerala, the five most in-
debted states, need to cut
down on expenditure as their
debt has become unsustain-
able. Although the RBI arti-
cle does not mention Uttar
Pradesh, the state which is
almost the size of Pakistan
and like Pakistan has a popu-
lation of 200 million, also has
a huge debt burden. As per
2021-22 budget estimates the
state’sliabilitieswerearound
Rs 6.5 lakh crore.
The five debt-ridden states
have questioned the hypoth-
esis of their being in a debt
trap. Kerala has said no to cut-
ting down expenditure. Only
a marginal cut in the revenue
expenditure is possible, said
former finance minister TM
Thomas Isaac. Rajasthan has
blamed “wrong” decisions of
the Centre like demonetiza-
tion and GST for its debt bur-
den and has asked for a stimu-
lus package. In Bengal, wel-
fare schemes were held re-
sponsible for increase in its
borrowings. These counter
arguments, however, do not
address the problem.
DEBT BURDEN OF
STATES A CONCERN
An article by a team of
economists under supervision
of RBI stated that Punjab,
Rajasthan, Bihar, WB and
Kerala, 5 most indebted
states, need to cut down on
expenditure as their debt has
become unsustainable
C
FINALLY, AFTER MUCH ANXIETY…
OPPN GETS ITS CANDIDATE
ver since Mamata Banerjee
registered that historic vic-
tory in the state Assembly
elections in 2021, her efforts
to unite the Opposition on at
least three occasions have
not turned out to be an easy
task. In March 2021, Mamata
had written to Opposition
honchos, urging them to
unite against the BJP’s al-
leged ‘assaults’ on democra-
cy and the Constitution.
Again in July 2021, Mama-
ta’s visit to Delhi stoked spec-
ulations over the fact if she
was actually pitching herself
as the PM candidate for the
2024 Lok Sabha polls. She
was, however, extremely cau-
tious and categorically ruled
out her (prime ministerial)
ambitions. When asked, she
reiterated that she was only
a “simple worker”.
She, however, was keen to
drive home the message that
her efforts were to unite Oppo-
sitionforcesatleastfortalksso
thattherecouldbeaconsensus
among parties to chalk out a
concreteplantodefeattheNar-
endra Modi-led BJP
. However,
all that is past now. Her recent
bid to bring the Opposition
camp into a huddle over the
crucial presidential polls is
also facing rough weather.
After NCP chief Sharad
Pawar and former Jammu
and Kashmir chief minister
Farooq Abdullah declined
the offer to be the joint Op-
position candidate, the third
jolt came in the form of Go-
palkrishna Gandhi, former
Governor of West Bengal,
who also refused the offer.
The process to elect a presi-
dential candidate began on
June 15 with the last date for
filing of nominations being
June 29. The polls are sched-
uled to be held on July 18.
The NCP veteran’s reluc-
tance pulled the plug on the
Opposition camp’s zeal and
NCP insiders said that Pawar
being a “people’s man” won’t
“restrict himself to Rashtra-
pati Bhavan”. “…don’t think
he is keen on it (contesting
the election). Saheb (Pawar)
is a people’s man who loves
meeting people. He will not
restrict himself to Rashtra-
pati Bhavan,” the party
sources said.
In a quick move, Farooq
Abdullah’s name was circu-
lated. However, unwilling to
contest, he said, “I believe
that JK is passing through
a critical juncture and my ef-
forts are required to help
navigate these uncertain
times. Therefore, I would like
to respectfully withdraw my
name from consideration
and I look forward to sup-
porting the joint opposition
consensus candidate.”
Meanwhile, according to
news reports on Monday
, BSP
supremo Mayawati’s name
was suggested by some Con-
gress leaders in Rajasthan
who backed their theory by
saying that Mayawati, the
face of Dalit politics in the
country, would be a better
choice as the Dalits, in the
larger context in the country,
have faith in the Congress
and in the bigger picture, this
would put the Grand Old Par-
ty in a better frame of things.
However, there was more
bad news for the Opposition
camp on Monday when Go-
palkrishna Gandhi too de-
clined the offer. The former
civil servant said the Opposi-
tion needs a candidate who
will generate a national con-
sensus and ensure unity. “I
am most grateful to them (the
Opposition),” Gandhi said.
The Opposition’s fight
looks stunted before it even
could begin and with the date
for filing the nomination
hardly a week away
, it is time
they zero in on a candidate at
least to reach a stage where
an election for the top post
takes place… or else with the
kind of bonhomie the Opposi-
tion parties are showing in
terms of uniting, with the
Lok Sabha elections just two
years away, one wonders
whether they would be able to
put up a unified fight at all...!
It may be noted that while
Leaders of Congress, Sama-
jwadi Party
, NCP
, DMK, RJD
and the Left parties attended
themeetingcalledbyMamata,
AAP
, TRS and BJD skipped it!
Tuesdaywas,however,agog
withbreakingnewscomingin
that Yashwant Sinha is being
considered as the Opposi-
tion’s joint candidate. On
Tuesday, he announced that
he would be stepping aside
frompartyworkforthelarger
national cause of Opposition
unity
.Thedevelopmentcomes
a day after the TMC chief pro-
posedhisname.“Iamgrateful
to Mamataji for the honour
and prestige she bestowed on
me in the TMC. Now, time has
come when for a larger na-
tional cause I must step aside
from the party to work for
greater opposition unity
. I am
suresheapprovesof thestep,”
Sinha tweeted.
Meanwhile, after much de-
liberation and anxiety sev-
eral major Opposition par-
ties, including the Congress,
the NCP and the TMC, on
Tuesday picked former Un-
ion minister Yashwant Sinha
as their candidate for the
July 18 presidential polls.
Opposition leaders, who
gatheredattheParliamentan-
nexeforthemeetingconvened
byNCPchief SharadPawarto
decide on a common candi-
date for the much-discussed
presidential election, unani-
mously agreed on Sinha’s
name. This, thus… brings to
rest the long-drawn heart-
burn reflux over the Opposi-
tionunityfactorastheparties
havefinallyshownsome“con-
nect” or else it would have
been a cakewalk for the NDA.
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY
THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL
E
Opposition leaders, who
gathered at the Parliament
annexe for the meeting
convened by NCP chief
Sharad Pawar to decide on a
common candidate for the
much-discussed presidential
election, unanimously agreed
on Sinha’s name. This,
thus… brings to rest the long-
drawn heartburn reflux over
the Opposition unity factor
as the parties have finally
shown some “connect” or else
it would have been a
cakewalk for the NDA
On Tuesday, Yashwant
Sinha announced that he
would be stepping aside
from party work for the
larger national cause of
Opposition unity. The
development comes a day
after TMC chief proposed
his name. “I am grateful
to Mamataji for the
honour and prestige
she bestowed on me in
the TMC. Now, time has
come when for a larger
national cause I must
step aside from the
party to work for
greater opposition
unity. I am sure she
approves of the step,”
Sinha tweeted
ROBIN ROY
The writer is Senior Associate Editor,
Free Press Journal, Mumbai and former
Managing Editor, First India
Yashwant Sinha
Farooq Abdullah
Sharad Pawar
Gopalkrishna Gandhi
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No rollback of Agnipath; good for Army, youth: NSA Doval
New Delhi (ANI): Amid
protests against the Ag-
nipath defence recruit-
ment scheme, National
Security Adviser (NSA)
Ajit Doval said on Tues-
day that “there is no
question” of a rollback.
“India has among the
youngest populations in
the world; yet it cannot
continue to have an
army with a high aver-
age age,” he told media,
arguing that the new
system will ensure a
more tech-savvy army
.
NSA Doval is the lat-
est among those de-
ployed by the govern-
ment to defend the
scheme for recruiting
‘Agniveer’ soldiers on
four-year contracts
without pension. Only
up to 25 per cent of these
recruits may be given
regular commission of
15 years thereafter. This
has led to violent pro-
tests across India.
On the protests, he
said vandalism is not
justified. “Those doing
this are not the aspir-
ants; the real ones are at
home, preparing.” He
said that while some
veterans had genuine
concerns and were now
changing their minds,
there are people who
“just want conflict in
society to discredit the
government”.
Speaking about the
future of Agniveers let
go after four years, he
asserted that the age
of “settling down” is
around 25-26 now. “Peo-
ple are speaking of one
life-two careers, even
three careers now.
When recruits from
the first batch of Ag-
niveers retire, India
will be 5-trillion-dollar
economy; industry
will need people who
have age on their side.
These men and women
will still be young and
won’t have family com-
pulsions.”
CONTROVERSIAL MILITARY RECRUITMENT SCHEME
READ
Crucial
Crucial
PM TO VIRTUALLY
ATTEND BRICS
SUMMIT ON JUNE 23
New Delhi: On the the
invitation of Chinese
President Xi Jinping,
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi will attend the 14th
BRICS Summit hosted
by China in virtual
format on June 23-24.
This includes a high-
level dialogue on global
development between
the guest countries on
June 24. The Ministry
of External Affairs said
that BRICS has become
a platform for discuss-
ing and deliberating
on issues of common
concern for all the devel-
oping countries.
CONG’S GHULAM
NABI AZAD TESTS
COVID POSITIVE
Srinagar: Former Chief
Minister of Jammu 
Kashmir and senior
Congress leader, Ghu-
lam Nabi Azad tested
positive for Covid-19
on Tuesday. In a tweet,
Azad said, “I have tested
Covid positive today and
am under home quaran-
tine.” Of late there has
been an upward trend
in the number of Covid
cases being reported
daily in the country.
There are, however, no
reports of any fatalities
during the recent surge.
EC DELETES 111
‘NON-EXISTENT’
PARTIES FROM LIST
New Delhi: The Election
Commission of India
has ordered the dele-
tion of 111 registered
unrecognised political
parties that it found to
be “non-existent” and
referred three of the par-
ties to the Department of
Revenue for legal action
for “serious financial
impropriety”, an EC
statement said. This was
the second such action
in the recent past against
registered parties that
have been found violat-
ing the Representation
of the People Act, 1951.
GOLD SMUGGLING
ACCUSED SEEKS CBI
INVESTIGATION
Kochi: Swapna Suresh,
the prime accused in
the 2020 Kerala gold
smuggling case, on
Tuesday wrote to Prime
Minister Narendra Modi
seeking a Central Bureau
of Investigation (CBI)
probe into the matter
as she believes to have
been made a scapegoat
by “several influential
people”. In her letter,
Suresh said many other
accused, like former
principal secretary of
Kerala chief minister – M
Sivasankar, was leading
a normal life unlike her.
THANE POLICE
SUMMONS JINDAL
IN PROPHET CASE
New Delhi: Fresh trou-
ble seems to be brewing
for former BJP leader
Naveen Kumar Jindal
as the Thane police on
Tuesday served a notice
to him in connection
with a new case over
the controversial re-
marks he made against
Prophet Muhammad.
Jindal has been asked to
join the probe on June
25. The case has been
lodged against him by
Mumbra Police Station
on the complaint of
one Mohammed Gufran
Akmal Khan.
OVER 50,000 ITBP PERSONNEL
PERFORM YOGA AT 19,000 FEET IN
SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURE LOCATIONS
ITBP ‘Himveers’ participate in a yoga
sessions at an altitude of 19,000 feet in
Uttarakhand to celebrate the 8th International
Day of Yoga on Tuesday. —PHOTO BY PTI
HRY CM: GOVT JOBS
FOR ‘AGNIVEERS’
POST RETIREMENT
Bhiwani (ANI): Amid the
row over the Centre’s
newly launched Agnipath
scheme for recruitment
to Armed Forces, Haryana
CM on Tuesday said the
‘Agniveers’ after their four
years of service will be
provided guaranteed jobs
in the state government.
CM Khattar participated in
the Yoga Day celebrations
here on Tuesday. Khattar
said, “Those (75 per cent
of Agniveers who would
return after four years)
who want to get Haryana
government jobs will be
given guaranteed jobs.”
SC: APPROACH
REGISTRAR FOR
PLEA’S LISTING
New Delhi (ANI): The Su-
preme Court on Tuesday
asked the petitioner to
mention his plea seeking
an urgent hearing on a
petition seeking directions
to set up a Special Inves-
tigation Team to enquire
about the violent protest
that erupted against the
“Agnipath” scheme. A
vacation bench of Jus-
tices CT Ravikumar and
Sudhanshu Dhulia asked
petitioner-in-person and
advocate Vishal Tiwari, to
mention before the regis-
trar plea seeking an urgent
hearing on his petition.
Mysuru (PTI): Yoga no
longer a part of life, but
isbecomingawayof life,
Prime Minister Naren-
draModisaidwhilelead-
ing the country's Yoga
Day celebrations from
Karnataka's Mysuru.
Addressing the event
at the Mysore Palace
grounds, the Prime
Minister said Yoga is a
problem-solver and
brings inner peace.
The peace from yoga is
not merely for individu-
als. Yoga brings peace to
our society
. Yoga brings
peace to our nations and
the world. And, Yoga
brings peace to our uni-
verse, he said.
The Prime Minister
was accompanied at the
event by Union Minis-
ter for AYUSH, Sarba-
nanda Sonowal, Karna-
taka Governor Gover-
nor Thaawarchand Ge-
hlot and Chief Minister
Basavaraj S Bommai.
No matter how
stressful an atmosphere
we are in, meditation
for a few minutes relax-
es us and boosts our
productivity. So we
should not consider
yoga an additional
work. We have to know
yoga and live yoga and
make it our own, the
Prime Minister said.
Yoga is no longer a
part of life, but is be-
coming a way of life,
he added.
This whole universe
starts from our own
body and soul. The uni-
verse starts from us.
And,Yogamakesuscon-
scious of everything
within us and builds a
sense of awareness, the
Prime Minister said.
Since 2015, the Inter-
national Day of Yoga is
celebrated worldwide
on June 21 every year.
The theme for this
year's Yoga day is Yoga
for Humanity.
Yoga no longer just a part of life,
it’s becoming a way of life: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses yoga enthusiasts during celebration of the 8th
International Day of Yoga at Mysuru Palace in Mysuru on Tuesday. —PHOTO BY PTI
Billionaire Gautam Adani performs Yoga to celebrate the 8th
International Yoga Day in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.
PM LEADS YOGA DAY CELEBRATIONS FROM MYSURU
PROTESTERS
ATTACK INDIA
EMBASSY EVENT
IN MALDIVES
Male (Agencies): Police
in the Maldives used tear
gas and pepper spray to
control a crowd of people
who disrupted a yoga
event organised by the
Indian High Commission,
or embassy, in the capital
Male on Tuesday morn-
ing, an organiser said.
The crowd stormed a
stadium where more than
150 people, including
diplomats and govern-
ment officers, were
taking part in an event
celebrating International
Day of Yoga, attacking
participants and vandalis-
ing the property, one of
the organisers, who did
not want to be named
because he was not au-
thorised to speak with the
media, told media. Earlier,
the protesters brandished
placards proclaiming
that yoga was against
the tenets of Islam. Islam
is the state religion in
the Maldives, a group
of islands in the Indian
Ocean with a population
of about half a million.
Police responded with
anti-riot measures and
later used pepper spray
and tear gas to control
the crowd and secure the
area, Superintendent of
Police Fathmath Nashwa
told media.
 Agniveers have secure future, defence
training will ensure high stature in society
 Regimental system to continue
under Agnipath Scheme
 Raising voice is democracy
but vandalism is not
 'Conflict entrepreneurs' with vested
interest behind Agnipath protest, arson
 Battle of future will be fought with tech,
need young, well-trained armed forces
❍ INDIA’S 153RD SEISMIC STATION
Seismological
observatory in
JK’sUdhampur
First India Bureau
Jammu: Union Minis-
ter, Dr. Jitendra Singh,
inaugurated a Seismol-
ogy Observatory at Ud-
hampur in the Jammu
division on Tuesday
.
Speaking on the occa-
sion, he said Udhampur
has now emerged on the
world seismological
map with the installa-
tion of the latest up-
graded Seismological
Observatory by the Min-
istry of Earth Sciences.
Secretary DST, Dr. M
Ravichandran was also
present during the in-
auguration.
Dr. Singh said that
during the last eight
years under Prime Min-
ister Narendra Modi’s
leadership, India has
installed more than 70
such observatories
across the country
, com-
pared to just 80 installed
in over six decades.
While dedicating the
observatory to the peo-
ple, the minister said
that PM Narendra Modi
has laid renewed em-
phasis on the scientific
programmes by prior-
itising science and tech-
nology-based develop-
ments and allocating
sufficient budget to the
science departments.
Healsosaidthatinthe
last 7-8 years, the depart-
ments that previously
did not get due impor-
tance are prioritised.
One such department
brought into the fore-
front is the Department
of Earth Sciences which
used to work in anonym-
ity earlier, he added.
Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates Seismological
Observatory in Udhampur on Tuesday.
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Mahesh Sharma
Ahmedabad: The Patel
chapter of the Congress
party was closed before
the assembly elections
in Gujarat. Congress’s
Decorated Patel leader
Hardik Patel has left the
party and is now root-
ing for Bharatiya Jana-
ta Party and Narendra
Modi. On the other
hand, Naresh Patel has
declared that he will not
enter active politics yet.
Remember, Naresh Pa-
tel is a leader of the in-
fluential Leuva Patel
community and is the
chairman of the Shrik-
hodladham Trust. He
said that senior people
associated with the so-
ciety do not want him to
enter politics. Anyway,
after the failure of the
Congress deal with
Prashant Kishor, it
seemed that Naresh Pa-
tel would stay away
from the Congress.
Keep in mind that
Naresh Patel’s joining
the Congress was dis-
cussed only at the time
of Prashant Kishor
joining the Congress. It
was Prashant Kishor
who had made him meet
the top Congress lead-
ers. Patel also had a con-
dition that if Prashant
Kishor contests the
Congress elections,
then he would join the
Congress. Now since he
has refused to enter ac-
tive politics, there is no
question of joining Con-
gress. In this way the
Congress once again
has kept itself away
from ‘Patel politics’.
Anyway, Congress nev-
er used to do Patel poli-
tics in Gujarat. Patels
have been voting for the
BJP for more than 30
years. Unlike the Patels,
the focus of the Con-
gress is on the weak
equations i.e. Kshatri-
yas, Harijans, Adivasis
and Muslims. This time
also the Congress will
fight the elections on
the same formula.
Turned down by Patels, Cong to focus on
traditional vote bank in poll-bound Guj
Promoted by
Shree Cement Ltd.
Guwahati (Agencies):
A total of 51 persons
have been killed and 139
injuredbytheAssampo-
lice in a number of cir-
cumstances since May
2021, the state govern-
menthastoldtheGauha-
tiHighCourtinresponse
to a plea that demands a
probeandcompensation
for such encounters
that may be fake.
The Home Depart-
ment's affidavit was
filed on Tuesday follow-
ing the court's direc-
tions on a PIL by Delhi-
based lawyer-activist
Arif Jwadder.
Some of these people
were killed in custody
,
such as those trying to
escape after snatching a
policeman's firearm,
while several others
were shot in the leg, as
per the affidavit. The
numbersalsoincludeac-
cused in some cases dy-
ing after being hit by
police vehicles when
going to verify their
statement at the crime
spot. Advocate General
Devajit Saikia appeared
for the government.
Jwadder has sought
the court's intervention
to register a case for
fake encounters and
an inquiry by the CBI,
or by a special team or
police from another
state, under the court's
supervision. He has de-
manded monetary com-
pensation for families
of victims once fake en-
counters are identified.
Above all, he raises
theissueof violationsof
theruleof lawandequal-
ity
... Police do not have a
licence to kill; the whole
idea of the CrPC is to ap-
prehend criminals and
bringthemtojustice,not
to kill them, the activist
said in his PIL, next be
heard on July 29.
PLEA SEEKS PROBE FOR ‘FAKE ENCOUNTERS’
ASSAM POLICE KILLED 51 PEOPLE
SINCE MAY 2021, GOVT TELLS HC Kolkata (Agencies):
West Bengal Police filed
an FIR against several
Central Bureau of In-
vestigation (CBI) offic-
ers on Tuesday, includ-
ing Umesh Kumar, who
is heading the central
agency’s ongoing probe
in the coal smuggling
case in the state.
TheFIRhasbeenfiled
at the Bishnupur Police
Station under Diamond
Harbour sub-division in
South 24 Parganas dis-
trict of West Bengal. A
special team of Dia-
mond Harbour district
police has started probe
in the matter.
Recently
, a resident of
Diamond Harbour filed
a complaint at the local
police station alleging
that he, along with some
other people were
threatened by the CBI
officials in the name of
interrogation pertain-
ing to the coal scam in-
vestigation. The com-
plainant also alleged
that CBI investigators
had been putting pres-
sure on them to give
statements according to
their instructions and
also record those state-
ments.HenamedUmesh
Kumarinthecomplaint.
It is learnt that
Umesh Kumar was a
part of the CBI team
who went to the resi-
dence of Trinamool
Congress’ national
general secretary and
the party MP, Ab-
hishek Banerjee’s resi-
dence in South Kolkata
on June 14 this year to
interrogate his wife
Rujira Narula Baner-
jee in connection with
the coal scam.
Bengal Police book
CBI officials probing
coal smuggling case
New Delhi (Agencies):
Inthelatestdevelopment
in connection with the
CDSCObriberycase,the
CentralBureauof Inves-
tigation on Tuesday ar-
rested all the remaining
accused, who were alleg-
edly involved in waiving
the Phase-3 trial of In-
sulin Aspart Injection
of Biocon Biologics.
The CBI said that
they have arrested
Guljit Sethi, the Direc-
tor of Bioinnovat Re-
search Service Private
Limited; L. Praveen Ku-
mar, the Associate
Voice President and
Head of National Regu-
latory Affairs of Biocon
Biologics Limited; and
Animesh Kumar, the
Assistant Drug Inspec-
tor of CDSCO.
The CBI had on Mon-
day arrested E. Eswara
Reddy, the Joint Drug
Controller (JDC) of CD-
SCO and Dinesh Dua,
the Director of Delhi-
based Synergy Network
India Private Limited.
CBI arrest three
more accused in
Biocon Biologics
bribery case
Srinagar (Agen-
cies): Four militants
were killed in two sep-
arate gunfights in the
Valley on Tuesday.
While two Jaish-e-Mo-
hammad (JeM) mili-
tants were killed in
south Kashmir’s Pul-
wama, two militants
were killed in north
Kashmir’s Sopore.
In less than 48
hours, the Kashmir
Valley has witnessed
five gunfights between
militants and the
armed forces, result-
ing in the deaths of 11
militants. Officials
say that 118 militants
have been killed in the
Valley this year.
On the intervening
night of June 20 and 21,
a joint team of J-K Po-
lice, Army and para-
military forces cor-
doned off the Tulibal
neighbourhood of
Sopore in north Kash-
mir after inputs about
the presence of mili-
tants in the area.
As the joint team of
forces launched search-
es, the militants opened
fire while trying to
break the security cor-
don. The joint team re-
turned the fire, leading
to a gunfight that lasted
several hours.
Police said two mili-
tants have been killed
in the gunfight. “Sopo-
reEncounterUpdate: 01
more terrorist killed
(total 2). Search going
on. Further details
shall follow,” JK Po-
lice tweeted.
Four ultras killed in 2 separate
ops,11 in less than 48 hours
Guwahati (PTI): As-
sam's flood situation
which have claimed 82
lives till now, remained
critical with the River
Brahmaputra and
Barak along with its
tributaries in spate on
Tuesday, affecting some
48 lakh people.
Officials said NDRF
personnel from Bhu-
baneswar have been
rushedtotwodistrictsof
Karimganj and Cachar
in Barak Valley where
situation is grim.
''Four units of the
NDRF from Bhubane-
swar with a total of 105
personnelhavebeensent
to Silchar to carry out
rescue operations in
Barak Valley'', he said,
thankingHomeMinister
for this “prompt help”.
As flood worsens, NDRF
rushed to Assam dists
Gauhati HC had directed Home Dept to file a response after a plea alleged fake encounters
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had announced a crackdown on alleged drug dealers,
smugglers, murderers, cattle lifters and those accused of rape. —FILE PHOTO
Is Haryana’s Lal
ParivarwithBJP?
Sharat K Verma
Chandigarh: There
wasatimewhenHary-
ana was dominated by
the ‘Lal Parivar’ and
the entire politics of
the state used to re-
volve around them.
Butif theireffectisnot
completelyovernow,it
can surely be said that
it has definitely re-
duced a lot. After this
time’s Rajya Sabha
elections,a‘jumla’was
heard about the family
of the three ‘Lals’ of
Haryana, that the
threefamiliesarecom-
pletely in support of
BJP
, although it can
not be said for certain
how true or untrue
this claim is.
Keep in mind that
the family of Chaud-
hary Devi Lal is divid-
ed but in the Rajya
Sabha elections, the
entire family voted for
the BJP
. Dushyant
Chautala is already
with the BJP but his
uncle and the lone
INLD MLA Abhay
Chautalaalsovotedfor
a BJP-backed inde-
pendent candidate.
KuldeepBishnoi,son
of Haryana’s second
Lal - Bhajan Lal- is in
Congress but he voted
for a BJP-backed inde-
pendent on the basis of
conscienceintheRajya
Sabha elections. Now
there is speculation of
him joining the BJP
. In
this way the family of
two Lals - Devi Lal and
Bhajan Lal - is directly
with the BJP
. The third
i.e.Banshilal’sfamilyis
officially with the Con-
gress, but it is being
said that in the RS
polls, Banshilal’s
daughter-in-law Kiran
Choudhary deliberate-
ly made her vote inva-
lid to ensure BJP-
backed Independent’s
victory
.Althoughsheis
denying this, the Con-
gress leaders, on the
otherhand,findithard
to digest her claim.
BRIEF
in
in
1984 Anti-Sikh
Riots: Two More
Held for Mass
Killings in Kanpur
Kanpur (PTI): A spe-
cial investigation team
(SIT) probing the anti-
Sikh riots in Kanpur in
1984 arrested two more
people for mass killings
and setting a house
ablaze, in which three
people were charred to
death, said a senior offi-
cial on Tuesday
. The ar-
rests were made from
Ghatampur and the
number of those held
by the SIT so far has
reached six. The SIT
was formed by the Ut-
tar Pradesh govern-
ment three years ago to
re-investigate the cases
related to the riots,
which had claimed 127
lives in Kanpur.
RJD MLA Anant
Singh gets 10
years RI in arms
recovery case
Patna (PTI): The RJD
MLA from Mokama,
Anant Singh, who was
found guilty in a case
where the Patna police
recovered an AK-47, gre-
nades, magazines and
other weapons from his
Ladma residence, has
been sentenced to 10
years of rigorous im-
prisonment by a special
court in Patna on Tues-
day
. The MP-MLA court
pronounced the quan-
tum of punishment
against the Mokama
MLA. The court had last
Tuesday held him guilty
under the Arms Act.
Will decide on
‘Chancellor’ Bills
after studying
them: Dhankhar
Kolkata (Agencies):
West Bengal Governor
Jagdeep Dhankhar on
Tuesday gave clear in-
dications that the Bills
to replace the Governor
with the Chief Minis-
ter as Chancellor of
different state universi-
ties, will not get an
easy nod from his end,
even after their passage
by the Assembly. “I will
observe the contents of
the Bills purely from
the legal and constitu-
tional angle and I will
take a decision on them
as per provisions of the
law,” he said.
ED PROTEST: MAHILA CONGRESS
PRESIDENT SPITS AT COPS
New Delhi (Agencies): Mahila Congress president Netta
D'Souza was seen spitting at police officers while having a
scuffle with the cops during protest in Delhi against ques-
tioning of Rahul Gandhi by the ED.
A video has come up that shows
D'Souza spitting at the cops just
before closing the door of the vehi-
cle she was in. BJP spokesperson
Shehzad Ponnawalla shared the
video on Twitter slamming the Con-
gress leader for the act. Shameful
 Disgusting After beating up cops in Assam, holding their
collar on Hyderabad now Mahila Congress President Netta
Dsouza spits at cops  women security personnel merely
because Rahul is being questioned by ED for corruption Will
Sonia,Priyanka  Rahul act on her? (sic), he tweeted.
New Delhi (Agen-
cies): Congress leader
Alka Lamba alleged
that while she was pro-
testing peacefully with
her hands tied, the po-
lice was trying to break
her neck. Alka Lamba
was staging a protest in
Delhi against the ED’s
questioning of Rahul
Gandhi as well as well
as the government’s
Agnipath scheme.
A video of the inci-
dent shows Alka Lam-
ba sitting on the road.
When asked to move,
the Congress leader lay
on the ground and
started chanting
“Bharat mata ki jai, Jai
Jawan, Jai Kisan.”
‘Cops tried to break my neck’, accuses Alka
Congress leader Alka Lamba during protest in Delhi.
Manohar Lal Khattar Dushyant Chautala
‘THE CHARGES’
BILATERAL MEET
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla meets Nguyen Van Nen,
Member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of
Vietnam  Party Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City in New
Delhi on Tuesday. They also discussed a range of issues
concerning bilateral  parliamentary cooperation.
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First India Bureau
Jaipur: Chief Minister
Ashok Gehlot has ap-
proved the draft notifi-
cation of jurisdiction
of 11 police stations up-
graded from police
posts in different dis-
tricts. The Chief Minis-
ter Ashok Gehlot visit-
ed Bindayka in Jaipur
district, Chamu in
Jodhpur district,
Raithal in Bundi dis-
trict, Faifana in Hanu-
mangarh district, Ra-
jtalab in Banswara dis-
trict, Mitrapura and
Kundera in Sawai Mad-
hopur district, Sone ki
Gurja in Dholpur dis-
trict, Saroda in Dungar-
purdistrictandDhanau
in Barmer district and
approved the draft of
notifications of villages
to be kept under the ju-
risdiction of police sta-
tions upgraded from
police check posts.
With this approval of
Chief Minister Ashok
Gehlot, law and order
will be strengthened in
the respective areas.
It is noteworthy that
in the Rajasthan budget
of the year 2022-23, the
Chief Minister Ashok
Gehlot had announced
to upgrade various po-
lice posts into police
stations.
CM approves areas of 11 police stations
TO IMPROVE LAW  ORDER
Promoted by
Shiv Sital Builders Pvt. Ltd.
Pilot ‘missed the chance’ for
ERCP in Raj: GS Shekhawat
CMAshok Gehlot is sitting on the ERCP project only for political gains:Union minister
Aishwary Pradhan 
Jaipur: Union Jal
Shakti Minister Gajen-
dra Singh Shekhawat
made an interesting
statement on Tuesday
when he claimed that
former deputy CM
Sachin Pilot made a
slight mistake in Ra-
jasthan, and had it not
been so, the ‘work on
the Eastern Rajasthan
Canal Project (ERCP)
would have started.’
Shekhawat was ad-
dressing a public rally
in Chomu town on
Tuesday where he hint-
ed that if Pilot had not
erred in total number
of MLAs, BJP would
have formed govern-
ment and then ERCP
would have been start-
ed. “Pilot was lacking a
bit. If like Madhya
Pradesh, (similar) ac-
tion would have hap-
pened in Rajasthan, the
work on ERCP would
have been initiated by
now. Today I say this
with responsibility in
front of all of you. The
way the MLAs of Mad-
hya Pradesh decided in
2020 after 2018 election,
even if there was a mi-
nor flaw in Pilot; had
that been alright, then
by now the work on the
Eastern Rajasthan Ca-
nal Project would have
started.
GS Shekhawat Sachin Pilot
Kashiram Choudhary
Jaipur: UDH Minis-
ter Shanti Dhariwal
and Education Min-
ister BD Kalla said
that PM Modi had
declared the ERCP a
national project in
Ajmer meeting. But
the Central govern-
ment is not keeping
the public interest in
mind.
They were interact-
ing with the media
after the swearing-in
ceremony of the new
Chief Justice at Raj
Bhavan on Tuesday.
Dhariwal targeted
the BJP government
at the Centre over the
political crisis in Ma-
harashtra.
He said that the BJP
is busy in bringing
down the elected gov-
ernments.
Despite being the Union Minis-
ter from Raj, Shekhawat is unable to
fulfill state’s demand, while the PM
had announced from stage that the ERCP
project would be started.
—Sachin Pilot, Former DY CM
Shanti Dhariwal
clarifies his remark
over ticket to Kalla
First India Bureau
Jaipur: Reacting to his
statement about ticket
to BD Kalla, who lost
election twice, UDH
Minister Shanti Dhari-
wal on Tuesday clari-
fied that even a two-
time loser has to be
given a ticket. “If rules
are made, then laxity
has to be given. BD Kal-
la has been the Pradesh
Congress Comittee
(PCC) President. BD
Kalla had the ability to
win, hence the ticket
was given for the third
time,” he said while in-
teracting with the me-
dia after the swearing-
in ceremony of the new
Chief Justice at Raj
Bhavan on Tuesday
.
Regarding age limit
in politics, Shanti Dha-
riwal said that there is
no restriction on age
limit in Congress. Even
the Bharatiya Janata
Party (BJP) people do
not believe in the age
limit.
On one hand, Kalraj
Mishra, who was doing
active politics, was
made Governor, while
Ghanshyam Tiwari,
who is above 75 years of
age, was sent to Rajya
Sabha.
‘KALLA HAD ABILITY’
GARG ON ERCP
Shanti Dhariwal talking to
media in Jaipur on Tuesday.
NEWS DIGEST
Dausa (PTI): A 20-year-old man, who went
missing overnight, was found hanging from
a tree in Dausa district on Tuesday, police
said. The family members, who raised
suspicion that he might have been murdered,
blocked the Lalsot-Kothun highway, accord-
ing to police. Pukhraj had gone missing on
Monday night. His body was found hanging
from a tree nearly two-three kilometers away
from his home, Lalsot Station House Officer
(SHO) Richhpal Singh said. He said the traf-
fic movement on the highway was resumed.
MISSING MAN FOUND HANGING FROM
TREE FAMILY SUSPECTS MURDER
Karauli: Two youths drowned in a dam lo-
cated in Karauli’s Kailadevi Marg on Monday.
Police informed the incident occurred at
Mamchari Dam while the youths were taking
bath. “The deceased has been identified
as Manoj Kumar Bairwa and Vikas Kumar
Bairwa alias Sonu. Four friends had gone
to take bath in Mamchari Dam. Incidentally,
Manoj’s leg got stuck in a pothole. Vikas and
two other youths tried to pull him up, but
Vikas too got drowned while saving Manoj. A
team of civil defence fished out the bodies.
TWO YOUTHS DROWN IN DAM WHILE
TAKING BATH IN KARAULI
Ajmer: Keeping in view
the rising prices of animal
feed and fodder, Ajmer
Saras Dairy has increased
the selling price of milk
by Rs 2 per litre. The new
rate will be applicable from
June 22. There has been
no increase in the selling
price of milk by Ajmer Dairy in the last two years.
Ajmer Saras Dairy President Ramchandra Choud-
hary said that due to an increase in the price of
animal feed by Rs 5 per kg and fodder by Rs 1,000
per quintal in the last six months, there has been a
huge crisis in the milk production business.
AJMER DAIRY HIKES PRICE OF MILK BY
`2 PER LITRE, NEW RATE FROM TODAY
Miscreants attempt to set woman
on fire for witchcraft, FIR lodged
First India Bureau
Ajmer: An attempt was
made to burn a woman
alive by calling her a
witch in the Nasun vil-
lage near the Masuda
police station area on
Tuesday
.
While registering a
case in Masuda police
station, the victim
woman told that she
lives in a hut, where a
few people in the village
beat and harass her by
calling her a witch.
On Tuesday morning
some people poured a
bottle of petrol on her,
while she was eating
her meal inside the hut.
In the scuffle, the ac-
cused thrashed the vic-
tim woman with sticks
and broke her teeth. Af-
ter this, the victim
woman went to the for-
mer sarpanch and told
her ordeal.
Former Sarpanch
Chhotu Lal reached
Masuda police station
and filed a case against
the accused and plead-
ed for justice.
Quota for cops’ kids in Raj universities
Shivendra Parmar 
Jaipur: In the govern-
ment and private uni-
versities and colleges in
the state, seats have
been reserved for the
children, wife and wid-
ow of the personnel of
Rajasthan Police on the
same lines as the per-
sonnel of Army and
paramilitary forces.
This is also applicable
for retired police per-
sonnel. Director Gen-
eral of Police ML Lath-
er said that in Novem-
ber 2021 a correspond-
ence was made with the
State Government by
the Police Headquar-
ters to incorporate the
same facility on par
with the Army and the
Paramilitary Forces.
DGP Lather said that
in the admission policy
issued by the College
Education Rajasthan
Department for the aca-
demic session 2022-23
on Tuesday, 3% of the
seats for the personnel
and former personnel
of the Indian Army and
Central Armed Forces
are now reserved for the
personnel of Rajasthan
Police and former per-
sonnel, children and
wives.
DGP ML Lather
DGP SAYS...
Some miscreants poured a
bottle of petrol on her in an
attampt to set her on fire.
Minor girl gangraped by two youths
in Dholpur village, case registered
First India Bureau
Dholpur: An incident
of gangrape with a mi-
nor girl has come to
light in the village. The
victim reached the po-
lice station along with
her family members
and lodged an FIR
against the accused. In
the report, she accused
two youths of the vil-
lage of raping her. On
Monday night, she was
sleeping in her house.
In the meantime, a boy
from the village called
her out of the house.
He was accompanied
by another boy. Both of
them raped her in the
back side of the house.
The police registered a
case under POCSO Act
and other sections,
while the medical
treatment of the vic-
tim is being done. Po-
lice are investigating
the matter.
YOUTH ATTEMPTS
TO RAPE MINOR
GIRL IN PARK  
Jaipur: A 14-year-old
minor girl was alleg-
edly subjected to a rape
attempt in Jaipur’s Bani
Park area, police said on
Tuesday. Police said ac-
cused even took obscene
photos of the victim and
blackmailed her. “The ac-
cused has been identified
as Vijay. The victim and
accused are neighbours.
Nearly a month ago, the
accused called the victim
at his home while he
was alone. He locked the
door and tried to rape
the victim.
WOMAN GANGRAPED
BY AUTO DRIVER
AND 3 OTHERS
Udaipur: A 25-year-old
woman was allegedly
gang-raped by four men
in Udaipur’s Sawina area,
police said on Tuesday.
Police said the victim
had boarded an auto-
rickshaw from Reti Stand
to reach home. “The
accused auto-driver took
the woman to a secluded
place and raped her. The
driver then called three
of his friends, who also
raped the woman. She
was also forced to drink
liquor by the accused,”
police added.
IN THE
COURTYARD
CONSTABLE
GETS LIFER FOR
RAPE, MURDER
COURT GRANTS
BAIL TO UPEN
YADAV, OTHERS
Bharatpur : About
eight years ago, a
31-year-old RAC
constable murdered
a 7-year-old minor
by twisting her neck
after rape. The brutal
killer, Ravi Kumar, a
resident of Kama, has
now been sentenced
to life imprisonment
along with a fine
of Rs 3 lakh by the
POCSO Court of. In
this case, the killer’s
semen found on the
girl’s pants turned out
to be evidence. Ac-
cording to the facts,
on Sept 9, 2014, a
seven-year-old girl
had gone to the Gaya
Kund Mela, but, she
did not return home
till late at night.
Jaipur : The court
has
granted
bail to
Upen
Yadav,
the state
president of Ra-
jasthan Berozghar
Ekiruth Mahasangh.
On Tuesday, the
lawyer of Upen and
other jobless youths
was represented by
advocate AK Jain in
the district court.
After this, the court
rejected the demand
for police custody
and granted bail to
Upen and his ac-
complices. In such a
situation, Upen and
his associates are
likely to come out of
jail on Wednesday.
Kid dies in shelter home
for mentally retarded
First India Bureau
Banswara: A child liv-
ing in a shelter home in
Banswara died after
falling ill on Monday.
Police said the de-
ceased, identified as
Shubham, was living in
a mental rehabilitation
center located in Ban-
swara. “The shelter
home is being run by
Radhaswami Mahila
Mandal Society, Jaipur.
The condition of the
boy deteriorated on
Monday, following
which, he was taken to
a hospital. However, he
died during treatment,”
said Kotwali Police Sta-
tion Sub-Inspector Kan-
haiya Lal. Sources in-
formed that three chil-
dren of the shelter
home had died in the
last eighteen days. A
boy named Umesh died
on June 3, while anoth-
er boy Ravi Sen died on
June 10. Twenty-six
kids were shifted here
from Narayan Seva San-
sthan, Udaipur on May
22 and 24. Some of them
were already ill when
they were shifted here.
Kid in a hospital
Devji Patel meets Shah,
raises Adarsh scam issue
First India Bureau
Jaipur: BJP MP from
Jalore, Devji Patel on
Tuesday met Union
Home Minister Amit
Shah and discussed is-
sues relating to Border
Area Development Pro-
gramme (BADP) of Ja-
lore District. He also
raised the Adarsh Cred-
it Co-Operative Society
scam and urged the un-
ion home minister to
resolve this matter so
that investors can get
their hard-earned mon-
ey back.
MP Devji Patel said
that Sanchore, Chital-
wana and Sarwana Po-
lice Stations of Jalore
district had been de-
clared a notified area as
international border on
March 12, 1996.
Devji Patel
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
BD KALLA, DHARIWAL
TARGET UNION GOVT
The language between true
friends is not made of words but
of meanings.
—Dr Jagdeesh Chandra,
CEO  Editor-in-Chief, First India
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POSTAL REG NO. JPC/004/2022-24
Shivendra Parmar
Jaipur: Rajasthan
Housing Board Com-
missioner Pawan Arora
said on Tuesday, that it
is the result of the hard
work and efficiency of
the officers and person-
nel of RHB that the
Board is getting contin-
uous awards and hon-
ours one after the other
at the national level, due
to which the Board’s
prestige has been re-
stored among the com-
mon man. Expressing
happiness on receiving
the SKOCH Gold Award,
he congratulated the en-
tire team of the Board.
In the presence of
the officers and em-
ployees at the RHB
Headquarters on Tues-
day evening, Arora
was presented the
SKOCH Gold Award by
Chief Engineer KC
Meena and Deputy
Housing Commission-
er Prateek Srivastava.
Itisworthmentioning
that the SKOCH Group
has conferred this ‘Gold
Award’ to the Housing
Boardduetothesuccess-
es, transformation and
innovations achieved by
it, making Rajasthan as
the leading state in the
housing sector in the
country
.Onbehalf of the
Board, Chief Engineer
KC Meena and Deputy
Housing Commissioner
Prateek Srivastava had
received the award at a
function organised at
India Habitat Centre in
Delhi on Saturday
. Ear-
lier, the Board was
awarded World Book of
Records in house sales,
honoured by National
Real Estate Develop-
ment Council and
awarded by IBC too.
RHB’S AWARD  HONOURS RESULT OF HARD
WORK OF PERSONNEL: PAWAN ARORA
SKOCH GOLD AWARD PRESENTED TO RHB COMMISSIONER
RHB Commissioner Pawan Arora being handed over the SKOCH Gold Award by Chief Engineer KC
Meena  Deputy Housing Commissioner Prateek Srivastava at RHB HQs in Jaipur on Tuesday.
CMinspectsconstructionworkatRajasthan
House, visits Bikaner  Udaipur House too
Kota-Bundi rlwy stns to be
developed like airport: Birla
First India Bureau
New Delhi: CM Ashok
Gehlot inspected the
reconstruction works
of Bikaner House in
New Delhi on Tuesday.
He directed to develop
the original form of
Bikaner House as a
world-class centre by
developing it in line
with Rajasthani art and
culture.
During this, a power
point presentation was
given to the CM about
the proposed recon-
struction works in the
second  third phases
under the Bikaner
House Master Plan.
Gehlot was informed
that important heritage
of Bikaner House
would be used to pro-
mote various creative,
literary, art, cultural
and tourism activities
of Rajasthan. A perma-
nent craft market will
be set up in this new
complex.
Reviewing the recon-
struction works of Ra-
jasthan House, Udaipur
House and Bikaner
House, the CM said that
the State Government
has given special atten-
tion to development and
education of the youth.
Udaipur House will be
developed as “Nehru
Yuva Transit Hostel
and Facilitation Cen-
tre” at a cost of 300
crore for Raj youth com-
ing to the country’s
capital. A building of
250 rooms will be con-
structed here, in which
facilities will be availa-
ble for 500 students.
A grand building in
the form of Rajasthan
House will be ready
soon. After seeing the
presentation of Bikan-
er House, Gehlot also
inspected CM’s Securi-
ty Cell office located in
premises and appreci-
ated the conscientious-
ness of the staff.
Bhanwar S Charan
Kota: World Class fa-
cilities will be provided
at Kota and Bundi rail-
way stations which are
being developed on the
lines of airport, Lok
Sabha Speaker Om Bir-
la said.
He said that work is
being done under a ma-
jor plan to strengthen
rail facilities in Kota-
Bundi parliamentary
constituency
. “Kota and
Bundi railway stations
will be developed on the
lines of airport. Travel-
lers will get world-class
facilities at both the
places,” he said.
After inaugurating
escalator and lift ser-
vice at Kota railway sta-
tion, Birla said that a
plan of Rs 323 crore has
been prepared for Kota
and Dakaniya stations.
In this, Rs 203.78 crore
will be spent on Kota
and Rs 119 crore will be
spent on Dakania sta-
tion. On the lines of the
airport, on both these
concourses, provision
of seating arrange-
ments and shops will be
made for the passen-
gers.
Elaborate security
arrangements will also
be made at the stations.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot visits Bikaner House in New Delhi
on Tuesday to review reconstruction works. Also seen here
are Govind Singh Dotasra, Shubhra Singh, Dhiraj Shrivastava,
Gyanchand Yadav, Lokesh Sharma and other officials.
LS Speaker Om Birla inaugurates Escalator  Lift services at the
Railway Station in Kota on Tuesday.
‘ShekhawatmaincharacterinattempttotoppleRajgovt’
InflationandunemploymentincreasingbutBJPisinvolvedinpolarization, CMAshokGehlotsaid
Rajeev Gaur
Jodhpur: Chief Minis-
ter Ashok Gehlot
reached Jodhpur on
Tuesday along with his
wife Sunita Gehlot and
PCC President Govind
Singh Dotasra. On
reaching Jodhpur air-
port, Gehlot was re-
ceived at the airport by
Congress leaders.
Tuesday being the
92nd birthday of Chief
Minister Ashok Ge-
hlot’s sister Vimla Devi,
Gehlot flew to Jodhpur
to wish her as well as
take her blessings.
While talking to me-
dia at airport, the CM
responded to remark
made byUnionMinister
GajendraSinghShekha-
wat and also attacked
the Centre on the issue
related to the Agnipath
scheme  interrogation
of Rahul Gandhi by ED.
During this, PCC Presi-
dent GS Dotasra also at-
tacked the Centre.
CM Gehlot said that
the entire country is on
fire due to Agnipath
scheme. “But the gov-
ernmenthasannounced
to go ahead with this
scheme, its govt’s arro-
gance. Now is the time,
PMModishouldnotface
a situation like a farm-
er’s movement. Retired
officers should be talked
to, dialogue is of great
importance in a democ-
racy through which
many problems are re-
solved. After that the
decision should be tak-
en.they announcedthat
they will not withdraw
the scheme. This is not
bravery, but arrogance
of the Centre. Provok-
ing people, saying that
those who participated
in events won’t be in-
cluded, this is an act of
instigating violence. We
appeal to youth to pro-
test peacefully. They
don’t even know how to
rule,” he said.
The CM also spoke on
nation’s economic situ-
ation. “What is the eco-
nomic situation? What
is the status of export-
import? Problem of in-
flation  unemploy-
ment is increasing.
They are only engaged
in polarization.”
On Union Minister
GS Shekhawat’s state-
ment of being weak
about Sachin Pilot, Ge-
hlot said, “I still don’t
understand what he is
saying when he himself
was the main character
in toppling the govt.”
On CBI raid at his
brother’s house, Gehlot
said that this is wrong .
“Law is equal for all. If
you are raided for being
CM’s brother, then it is
wrong. The court case
is going on for 15 years.
Now a new FIR has been
registered. This is
wrong,” he said.
CONGRESS LEADERS
MEET CM IN NEW DELHI
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot extends his best wished to his elder sister, Vimla Devi during a function
organised to mark her 92nd Birthday in Jodhpur on Tuesday.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
poses for a family photograph
during the function organised in
Jodhpur on Tuesday.Also seen
here are Sunita Gehlot,Vaibhav
 Himanshi Gehlot, Kashwini
Gehlot and others. (Inset) Chief
Minister interacts with his elder
sister,Vimla Devi during the
function in Jodhpur on Tuesday.
Also seen here is Sunita Gehlot.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot with Congress leaders including
GS Dotasra, Dr BD Kalla, Parsadi Lal Meena, Pratap
Singh Khachariyawas, Pramod Jain Bhaya, Dr Subhash
Garg, Rafeek Khan, Tikaram Jully, Mamta Bhupesh,
Shakuntala Rawat, Bhajan Lal Jatav, Mahendra Choudhary,
Dharmendra Rathore,Amit Chachan, Khiladi lal Bairwa,
Manisha Panwar and others who called upon the CM at
Jodhpur House in New Delhi on Tuesday and discussed
about the Congress party’s future strategy.
UAE GOLDEN VISA GRANTED
Dr. Jagdeesh Chandra was granted Golden Visa by the UAE (United Arab Emirates) on Tuesday. Dr. Chandra received the 10 year
Golden Visa in person in Dubai. The visa was granted to him for his outstanding work in the field of Journalism and promoting
fashion and talent in Dubai. Dr. Jagdeesh Chandra hosted two seasons of Fashion Connect in Dubai, which were attended by
the members of the royal family of Dubai and highly appreciated by everyone.
Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has ap-
proved the proposal to name the Government
Adarsh Higher Secondary School at Gilakaur of
Saikhala Panchayat Samiti in Jodhpur district af-
ter freedom fighter Late Mangal Singh. Further-
more, Gehlot has also approved the proposal
to name the Government Higher Secondary
School, Karawada of Jhothri Panchayat Samiti
in Dungarpur district after the freedom fighter
Late Dhulji Bhai Verma. With this decision of
the Chief Minister, the younger generation will
be able to take inspiration from the sacrifices,
struggles and life ideals of the brave fighters
who awakened the spirit of freedom.
JODH, DUNGARPUR: CM’s NOD TO NAME
SCHOOLS AFTER FREEDOM FIGHTERS
Udaipur House will
be built at a cost of
`300 crore
BJP destroying...
Speaking to media in
Delhi Gehlot said, “We
have been stressing re-
peatedly that Constitu-
tion is being blown
away, democracy is in
danger. What can be a
bigger proof than this
that MP govt has been
captured. We hear
about Rs 35-35 crore
given to each MLA. But
we understood the mis-
deeds they did in MP
and acted on it.”
Gehlot said that he is
listening to conspiracy
inMaharashtra. “MLAs
have been taken to Su-
rat. Now look at Maha-
rashtra. No one will
know what is happen-
ing over there. This is
their attempt to topple
government, but their
ambitions, in a way,
have been exposed.”
While addressing
party workers at AICC
HQs in Delhi, he said,
“First it happened in
MP, then in Raj. Now in
Maharashtra. When
justice isn’t given, one
heads to judiciary but
now Judiciary is under
pressure.
Where should a man
go if he is under pres-
sure? This is becom-
ing a very dangerous
game. These are fas-
cist people. They wear
only the mask of de-
mocracy but do not be-
lieve in it.”
FROM PG 1
A
fter the release of Allu Arjun, Rash-
mika Mandanna and Fahadh Faasil
starrer Pushpa: The Rise in Decem-
ber last year, fans are eagerly
waiting for its sequel. And now
even before Pushpa 2 has gone on
the floors, speculations are rife
that Rashmika’s character
Srivalli might get killed in the
sequel. According to the sourc-
es, Pushpa producer Y. Ravi
Shankar clarifies the rumours.
“That’s all trash,” he states, fur-
ther adding, “This is all nonsense.
Until now we didn’t hear the story
to be fair and frank, so it’s not like
that, and all these are speculations.
At this point in time, you write
anything on that film, no one
knows anything about that, so they
believe in it. This is being carried
by other websites and TV
channels also, but it’s
false news.” So
Rashmika’s char-
acter does live in
part 2? “Ya ya,
sure,” confirms
Y. Ravi Shankar.
09
A
nushka Sharma is prep-
ping hard for her return
to the movies. The ac-
tress will be making
her onscreen comeback after
almost 3.5 years with Chak-
da Xpress. In the biopic,
Anushka will be telling
Indian cricketer Jhulan
Goswami’s life story.
Anushka began her
prep in February and
has now started shoot-
ing in Mumbai. “A film
of this scale needed tre-
mendous prep in all de-
partments. It is a delight-
ful script that intends to
make strong statements,”
Anushka told sources. After
she wraps up the current shoot
in Mumbai, Anushka and the
crew are expected to fly to the UK
next month for an extensive sched-
ule. An ecstatic Anushka said, “It
is a fact that women have to go that
extra mile to earn their place in
this patriarchal world. Jhulan Gos-
wami’s life is a testimony to the
fact that she carved her own desti-
ny
, and fought for every inch of the
spotlight and recognition. I hope
that I can do justice to the script.”
T
amannaah Bhatia
made heads turn with
her desi look as she
was papped at the Mumbai
airport. The actress gave
out major goals on how to
keep it simple yet stylish
with an ethnic look and we
are stunned. She opted for a
blue floral Anarkali suit for
the airport look and looked
beautiful. With silver jhum-
kas, she made a statement
with her desi look. Tamannaah
Bhatiacompletelythelookwith
pink eye makeup and lipstick
and also tied her hair into a
sleek ponytail. She also carried
a book in hand and posed for
paps with her bright smile.
A
s we reported earlier that after his
divorce from Samantha Ruth Prab-
hu, Tollywood actor Naga Chaitan-
ya is dating the Made In Heaven
fame actress Sobhita Dhulipala. According
to sources, the Thank You star was spotted
with his ladylove at his new abode in Hy-
derabad. The couple looked extremely
comfortable in each other’s company
. The
fans claimed that Samantha is spreading
false reports regarding the actor. Taking
to Twitter, the Yashoda actress reacted
to the same, “Rumours on girl – Must
be true !! Rumours on boy – Planted
by girl !! Grow up guys ..Parties in-
volved have clearly moved on ..
you should move on too !! Con-
centrate on your work … on
your families .. move on!!”
JAIPUR, WEDNESDAY,
JUNE 22, 2022
DESI
LOOK
Rashmika’s character
killed in Pushpa 2? DATING
RUMOURS
ANUSHKA’S
COMEBACK
Kiara Advani
Tamannaah Bhatia
Spotted
Samantha Ruth Prabhu
Anushka Sharma
Rashmika Mandanna
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3 YEARS OF
KABIR SINGH
hahid Kapoor and Kiara Ad-
vani’s romantic drama film,
Kabir Singh released in 2019.
The film became one of the
biggest hits of the year. It
was a remake of Sandeep
Reddy Vanga’s Telugu film
Arjun Reddy (2017) which starred Vi-
jay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey
in the lead. This film marked Shahid
and Kiara’s first collaboration togeth-
er and their camaraderie became the
talk of the town in no time. Their siz-
zling on-screen chemistry also won
millions of hearts of their fans.
Kabir Singh completed 3 years of
release on Tuesday and on this spe-
cial occasion, Shahid and Kiara
shared a special video on their social
media handle as they celebrated on
the sets of Karan Johar’s chat show,
Koffee With Karan S7.
S
Glimpse from Koffee with Karan S7
T
o celebrate International
Yoga Day, Bollywood cel-
ebs have been taking to
their social media han-
dles to share pictures and videos
of them doing Yoga and moti-
vating their fans to practise the
same. Alia too shared a cute
video to wish her fans on this
day and it featured her furry
friend Edward too. The video
begins with Edward walking away
from the camera toward the actress
who is sitting on her Yoga mat and is
in the middle of performing Yoga. She
has tied her hair in a bun and can be
seen lying on the floor. As Edward
walks toward her, Alia can be seen
playing with it. Sharing this video, Alia
wrote, “Happy Yoga Day from my Yoga
partner and me”.
Alia Bhatt
YOGA
WITH
ALIA AND
EDWARD
10
ETC
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VINNIE SONI, Blogger
LEO
JULY 24 - AUGUST 23
You need help on academic
front and you should not
shy away from asking. Your
spouse may make you
spend more than you expected.
Fantastic day for investing money in
stock market as you can make
fortune. You miss your parents a lot
and somewhere fear to loose them.
LIBRA
SEPT 24 - OCTOBER 22
Best day to buy gold and
silver or any precious
metal for investment sake.
You love to live close to
your family. You are a child at heart
and never let this child die. You have
a big heart and you always help
someone if you can. Video gathering
is possible with your social circle.
ARIES
MAR 21 - APR 20
This is the best time try
something new with life
give yourself a new
purpose. You will feel
amorous towards your wife. Work on
your limitations, there can be no
better time than this. You have more
opposite sex friends than the same
and you may be judged for it.
SAGITTARIUS
NOV 23 - DEC 22
Take stand where you need
to, don’t run in the same
direction where everybody
else is going. Visit a doctor
if you have any doubts about your
health. Don’t attack stress even if you
don’t have any. Let go of things that
are not in your control. You will work
hard to make your dream come true.
GEMINI
MAY 21 - JUNE 21
You are very fortunate to
have a great friend circle.
You are very generous by
nature and also you are the
backbone of your family. Today is a
favourable day for business. You may
postpone your study plans. Be
careful of the words that come out of
your mouth.
AQUARIUS
JAN 21 - FEB 19
You are opportunist and this
will make you successful
one day. Your spouse is
someone who can do
anything for your happiness. There
may be delays in property possession
and it won’t effect you. You are happy
spending whole day at home. Help
your mothers at home today.
TAURUS
APR 21 - MAY 20
Boisterous behaviour is
what everyone needs right
now, do whatever you can
do to cheer everyone up.
You will feel financially comfortable
and infant you are in position to
invest money in some new venture.
Your personality will attract many
eligible bachelors.
CAPRICORN
DEC 23 - JAN 20
Never demotivate someone
even if someone is not
capable of doing some-
thing. You make sure to
make things work your way. You are
most wanted by your friends. You
can have romantic affair in office and
a serious one. You will invest money
in clothes and accessories today.
VIRGO
AUG 24 - SEP 23
Don’t make friends for
money and status rather
make friends who will stick
with you forever. You care
about you lover but somehow
hesitate in expressing that care. On
social front, you may have to spend
some extra money in buying gifts for
someone for some specific occasion.
CANCER
JUNE 22 - JULY 23
You must create an
environment of under-
standing at home. You
need a break from day to
tensions and the way to cope up with
stress is to meditate. You will
succeed in any sort of examination if
you put your heart and soul to it.
Promotion can be expected.
PISCES
FEB20 - MARCH 20
Scrumptious food is what
you are craving for today.
You always maintain
cordial relationship with
everyone. You workout daily to keep
yourself fit. You may start a side
business to earn extra money. You
are not a jealous kind and you feel
happy for others.
SCORPIO
OCT 23 - NOVEMBER 22
You are a pro in your field
and none can beat you.
Female scorpios are
lioness and women around
are often jealous. You give tough
competition to people. Many people
get inspired by you. You will get
special treatment from your dear
ones. A good day for you.
YOUR
DAY
Horoscope by
Saurabbh Sachdeva
TRAVEL TO EXPAND
TRAVEL TO EXPAND
YOUR HORIZONS
YOUR HORIZONS
hisweekIthought
I’d share a slight-
ly different kind
of article. While
my recent writ-
ing has been
about specific
skills development and
about bringing up children
with a certain ethos, this
week is about travel. Argu-
ably one of the most fun
pursuits, travel is also one
of those activities that are
as educative, as it is, im-
mersive. Students who
have the opportunity to
travel can learn and grow
immensely
. How?
EXPOSURE
When one travels, one ex-
poses oneself to different
cultures, lifestyles, and
people. In sampling the
heritage, food, customs and
traditions of a people un-
known to oneself, one is
enriched and one becomes
knowledgeable about the
world. Travel to different
parts of the country and
the world endows us with a
new, fresh perspective. A
global viewpoint. It makes
us realize that in our eclec-
tic diversity
, which is to be
preserved and celebrated,
resides shared, common
humanity that transcends
boundaries, races, religion,
language and creed. Travel
then can be the most liber-
ating, uplifting, evolution-
ary pursuit there is.
CREATIVITY
Through travel, one also
feels extremely inspired.
The sights, sounds, people,
and goings-on of a place
can compel us to express
our emotions in different
ways. From the most obvi-
ous travel writing to pho-
tography, writing poetry,
painting, and sketching;
there are infinite ways of
translating one’s experi-
ences of a place. Inspira-
tion is always readily at
hand when one is travel-
ling, and this can manifest
incountlesscreativeforms.
KNOW ONESELF
Perhaps the greatest bene-
ficiary of travel is one’s
personality. Many happy
accidents can take place
along one’s travels. One
could, for example, fall in
love and find one’s life
partner. In another in-
stance, one could spot a
rare kind of art or craft
and realize it is that craft
that is one’s calling. From
tiny realizations about
oneself and one’s charac-
ter to big, life-changing
moments and incidents;
travel offers all this and
more. To travel then, is to
learn, completely
.
I urge everyone, espe-
cially young children and
students, to try and travel
as much as possible. Never
let any excuses come in the
way of this. It isn’t neces-
sary to travel abroad or to
some unaffordable exotic
destination. We are all
blessed to live in a country
that is a veritable gold-
mine of diverse experi-
ences and cultures, wait-
ing to be discovered.
Sharing a little sample
of my travel writing, a
snippet from a trip to Kol-
kata. Happy reading, and
bon voyage!
‘MY CITY OF JOY’
The bread for the day
would come from four dif-
ferent places. A loaf from
Flury’s, one from Saturday
club, another kind from
Cookie Jar and a fourth,
from a fourth place. As var-
ied as this, were the experi-
ences that Kolkata, the Cal-
cutta of my childhood,
would present, each time
I’d be here, for at least a
month, every summer va-
cation. ‘Nani Badi’ was a
dichotomous contradiction
of fun and firmness, of
adrenalin and routine, of
merriment and meditative-
ness. Calcutta is, charm-
ing, addictive, chaotic, and
charismatic, the beating
heart of the holiday
.
Camouflaged in all its
ivied glory
, my grandfa-
ther’s hundred and some-
thing-year-old white 
green Victorian Bungalow,
5 Rainy Park, at the centre
of Ballygunge, the grandi-
ose backdrop of all the fes-
tivities.Thehouse,aresting
placeformychildhoodrem-
nants, a place of respite, a
sanctuaryof calm,anoasis,
only real! That my grand-
mother screaming at one
and all, constantly
, sounded
to my ears, like soothing
music, given the unsavoury
tones of my own home back
in Jaipur; made this ritual-
istic visit to the ‘bungalow’,
even more cathartic. Here,
amid countless trips to the
races, to Flury’s, to Sky-
room, to Blue Fox, to the
Oberoi and the Taj Bengal,
to Saturday
, Calcutta, Cal-
cutta Swimming, RCGC
clubs, AC Market and delec-
tables at Vineet Snack Bar,
to family lunches at ‘Kwali-
ty’ on Park Street, to muri
on Russel Street, to flying
radio-controlled aircraft in
the maidaan, to Badminton
in the house lawns, to being
introduced to The Doors
and the Carpenters and the
Beatles in my younger un-
cle’s upstairs Bar; I lived,
regained some modicum of
a childhood.
The moment I’d land in
this wonderfully eccentric,
poetic, talented city
, the fog
would lift, the heart would
swell, and there’d be clarity
of mind and purpose. The
purpose is to be a child, to
have fun, to just, be!
My grandmother (nani)
has always been an author-
itarian, stern woman. But
she provided and contin-
ues to till today, the maxi-
mum emotional support to
me. When I was younger, it
was by way of pampering.
Boat pastries galore, Sand-
esh by the dozens, and lat-
er, be it my choice of sub-
jects, vocation or life part-
ner; my one constantly
unwavering source of
strength, to her, I owe at
least half my sanity! My
grandfather (nana), a dot-
ing figure whose expres-
sion of love I have known
largely through his sheer
generosity
, indulgences, or
advice (albeit at times
questionable!); and that
whenever I’d want some-
thing, I’d only have to emit
as much as the suggestion
of a ‘cry’, and he’d order
my mum to procure the de-
sired item (a strategy espe-
cially effective in public)!
My younger uncle (mama),
the ‘cool’ one, the one to
look up to, idolize and emu-
late. The man who’d done it
all, from dj’ing to the Hima-
layan Rally! Whether it
was because he didn’t have
a son of his own, or be-
cause I am his sister’s son,
perhaps a combination of
the two, he has always
showered me with lots of
love, and lots of gifts. To
me, however, the former, I
cherish more. He made me
want to be cool, and it is so
important to have a ‘cool’
role model now isn’t it!
Calcutta, today Kolkata,
is much the same, though
much changed as well.
Now when I visit the city,
my mind grapples with the
vestiges of a time gone by.
It feels like ancient history
,
not just the place but even
my own time spent here. It
is a strange feeling. It’s
like I’m looking from the
outside, in. It is vaguely
familiar. The smells, the
sights, déjà vu unlimited.
The emotion, however, re-
mains the same. No matter
what happens within fami-
lies, and to this city, Kolk-
ata to me has been, and
will always stay, my Cal-
cutta, my City of Joy!
KARTIK BAJORIA
(the author is a Jaipur-based
Communication Skills
Educator  Writer)
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A political storm started in Maha after Shinde revolted against MVA government. Uddhav Thackeray Eknath Shinde Justice SS Shinde sworn in as 39TH Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice Kamal Kant Jaipur: Governor Kalraj Mishra adminis- tered oath to Justice Sambhaji Shiwaji Shin- de as new CJ of Ra- jasthan HC at the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday. Shinde has become 39th CJ of Rajasthan. Justice Shinde is scheduled to retire on August 1. Dr CP Joshi, Shanti Dhari- wal, Dr BD Kalla, Gulab Chand Kataria, HC judges and family mem- bers of Justice Shinde were also present at oath-taking ceremony . Governor Kalraj Mishra administers oath of office to Justice Sambhaji Shiwaji Shinde as the new CJ of Rajasthan HC in Jaipur on Tuesday. ­ —PHOTO BY SANTOSH SHARMA Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot greets Justice Shinde as CS Usha Sharma looks on at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday. SHO SUSPENDED, COP HELD FOR ‘HOMOSEXUALITY’ Nagaur: A police constable was arrested and an SHO was suspended in Nagaur after they were allegedly found engaged in a ho- mosexual relationship and exchange of nude content. SHO was blackmailed by constable, following which, he was arrested. P3
  • 2. RAJASTHAN JAIPUR | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2022 02 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia Rare sight of tiger T-120 hunting bear in R’bhore Chandrabhan writes to Centre for 20-point targets First India Bureau Sawai Madhopur: Wildlife is considered full of astonishing mo- ments. An instance of which was seen in Ran- thambore on Tuesday . During the morning shift, tiger T-120 preyed on a bear near Padam Talab in zone three. First, the tiger came out of the bushes and at- tacked the bear. After this, the tiger dragged the bear and took it to the nearby bushes. Then, tiger enjoyed his prey. Tourists went gaga over this rare scene of a tiger hunting the bear. They captured this sight on their cam- eras. Wildlife lovers in- formed that many times bear has even chased the tiger in Rantham- bore. First India Bureau Jaipur: Dr. Chandrab- han, Vice-Chairman of the State Level Twenty- Point Program Imple- mentation and Coordi- nation Committee, has requested Union Minis- ter of State for Statis- tics and Program Im- plementation Rao In- derjit Singh to send the targets of the Twenty Point Program set for this financial year 2022- 23 at the earliest. Chandrabhan wrote a letter to the minister saying that there is dif- ficulty in timely imple- mentation and effective monitoring of progress under various schemes and programs because the goals have not been received yet. BEYOND POLITICS, IN QUEST OF PEACE! Jaipur: Governor Kalraj Mishra, Lok Sab- ha speaker Om Birla, BJP’s National Vice President and former CM Vasundhara Raje, BJP State President Sat- ish Poonia, Union Min- ister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, DGP ML Lather, Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, Mayor of JMC Greater, Dr Somya, RCDF MD Sushma Arora, Sang- eeta Beniwal, chairper- son, RSCPCR, among others celebrated Inter- national Yoga Day. On Tuesday politicians were seen at Rajbha- wan, SMS stadium, Jan- tar Mantar, at resi- dence. They performed yoga to give global rec- ognition to India’s an- cient culture.—FIB Vasundhara on 3-day tour to visit Sirohi and Abu from today First India Bureau Sirohi: BJP national VP and former CM Vasundhara Raje will come to Sirohi today on a 3-day tour. She will visit Saraneshwar Ma- hadev Temple of Sirohi and also visit Pindwara and attend the wedding ceremony of MLA Sa- maram’s daughter. She will reach Mount Abu at 10.30 pm and stay there during the night. Raje is scheduled to visit Brahma Ku- maris Ashram at Mount Abu on June 23. She will also meet BJP workers and office bear- ers and participate in local programmes on June 24. From Mount Abu she will leave for Udaipur, said Dist Col- lector Dr. Bhanwarlal. Vasundhara Raje practising Eka Pada Pranamasana at her residence in Jaipur on Tuesday. Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal practising pranayam and meditation along with a large number of people at the historic Jantar Mantar in Jaipur on Tuesday. —PHOTOS BY SANTOSH SHARMA A woman practising Anjali Mudra while holding her child in her lap. A group of enthusiasts practising yoga at SMS stadium, Jaipur on Tuesday morning. Governor Kalraj Mishra performing Anulom Vilom Pranayam at Raj Bhavan, Jaipur premises. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla performing yoga at Sansad Bhavan in New Delhi. GS Shekhawat, BSF jawans perform yoga in Jaisalmer. Kali Charan Saraf practising Anjali Mudra at SMS stadium. DGP ML Lather practising Anjali Mudra at SMS stadium. Sangeeta Beniwal performing Bhujangasana or Cobra Pose along with others in Jodhpur on Tuesday. As it drizzled, a woman in Shavasana pose using an umbrella. OUT OF CONTROL! A woman lost control of car and hit a dry tree at JLN Marg on Tuesday but she was unhurt. —PHOTO BY SUNIL SHARMA Abhishek Shrivastava Jaipur: A decision re- garding the cancella- tionof workordergiven toacompanyforoperat- ing a ropeway from Kanak Ghati to Nahar- garhandJaigarhwillbe takeninJDA ’sexecutive committee meeting. The project has been hanging in balance for the last 17 years be- cause the firm, Da- modar Ropeway Ltd, failed to obtain clear- ance from the forest department. Due to the delay of so many years, the engineering sec- tion of the JDA has rec- ommended termina- tion of the work order which was given in 2005 for operating rope- way on a BOT basis. JDA engineers are of the view that tech- nology has changed in 17 years and a new rev- enue model is required therefore the order should be cancelled. The JDA has given final notice to the com- pany and now the deci- sion has to be taken by JDA commissioner Ravi Jain in executive committee meeting. A meeting on the is- sue was held in March 2020 when T Ravikanth was the JDA commis- sioner. He had sought a factual report on the project. Later, when Gaurav Goyal became the JDC, he issued no- tice to the firm. JDA may cancel work order of ropeway KANAK GHATI TO NAHARGARH NEWS DIGEST Jaipur (PTI): Pre-mon- soon showers occurred at many places in Rajasthan with Bidasar in Churu recording the highest 13 cm rainfall in the last 24 hours. According to Met department, Dun- gargarh in Bikaner recorded 11 cm rain- fall, while six cm was recorded in Manohart- hana in Jhalawar. Of- ficials said Masuda in Ajmer, Niwai in Tonk, Sambhar in Jaipur Sikar received four cm rainfall each. Jaipur: Annoyed by the collector’s ground report and the condition of the drains in the city after the rain, Jaipur Heritage Municipal Corporation Commissioner Avdhesh Meena has issued notices to 2 engineers. Charge sheet has been issued to Junior Engineer Vijay Sharma for failing to get drains cleaned. At the same time, show-cause cause notice has been issued to Executive Engi- neer Madhusudan Gaina, Hawamahal Amber- I. PRE-MONSOON SHOWERS, CHURU GETS 13 CM RAINS AVDHESH MEENA ISSUES NOTICE TO 2 ENGINEERS The project has been hanging in balance for the last 17 years because of the non-clearance from forest dept Kataria writes to Joshi to remove Shobharani from BJP MLAs’ list First India Bureau Jaipur: After expel- ling Dholpur MLA S h o b h a r a n i Kushwah from the party for cross-voting in Rajya Sabha elec- tions, BJP has started the process to get her name excluded from the list of party MLAs in the assembly . Leader of Opposi- tion Gulab Chand Ka- taria wrote a letter to assembly speaker CP Joshi in this regard. However, there is a difference in the date of expelling Shobha- rani in letter. Kataria said in the letter that BJP’s cen- tral disciplinary com- mittee expelled Shob- harani Kushwah on June 10, 2022, for vio- lation of the rules of the party constitution therefore her name should be removed from the list of BJP MLAs. He also sent a copy of order through which the MLA was expelled. Kataria said in the letter that she was ex- pelled on June 10 whereas the commit- tee issued a show- cause notice to her on June 10 seeking a re- ply within 7 days.
  • 3. AMID OPPOSITION BY FAMILIES, GIRLS ADAMANT TO TIE THE KNOT Udaipur: A unique case of same-sex marriage came to the fore in Udaipur court on Tuesday, where two girls were adamant about living together for life even though family members kept explaining them. The two girls hail from Ajmer city and belong to the same community. Both were missing from their house for the last 2.5 months. On the orders of Jhadol court, the police took them to the Udaipur court. During hearing, their relatives were convincing them that it is not possible to live together for life. However, they didn’t pay heed to it and pledged to live and die together. A search warrant was issued and a team was formed to search them. These girls were detained in Narayanpura, Delhi and from there they were brought to the court and later sent to a Nari Niketan, police said. RAJASTHAN JAIPUR | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2022 03 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia First India Bureau Nagaur: A police con- stable was arrested and an SHO was suspended in Nagaur after they were allegedly found en- gaged in a homosexual relationship and ex- change of nude content. Police informed the SHO was blackmailed by the constable, follow- ing which, he was ar- rested. “The accused has been identified as Pradeep Bajya (32), a constable posted at De- gana Police Station in Nagaur. The act be- tween the two came to light when the Sub In- spector filed a com- plaint to SP Nagaur al- leging that he was being blackmailed by a police constable,” police said. “Both of them came in contact with each other through Facebook. Pradeep Bajya allegedly blackmailed the SHO by leveraging his nude vid- eos which he had saved electronically and shared with him during a video call. The consta- ble threatened the SHO and took Rs. 2.5 lakh from him. Later, he de- manded Rs. 5 lakh and a luxury car. The SHO then filed a complaint against him. Both of them were suspended, while the constable had even been arrested,” added police. Cop couple face music for unbecoming conduct TWO DIFFERENT TALES IN ‘PRIDE MONTH’ YOUTH ENDS LIFE IN JHUNJHUNU; FARMERS JOIN PROTEST IN SIKAR Police said the youth was depressed over cancellation of various exams Agnipath First India Bureau Chirawa (Jhunjhunu): A youth allegedly com- mitted suicide by hang- inghimself from a ceil- ing fan in J h u n j - hunu’s Chi- rawa town on Tuesday . Police informed the youth was in depression over the cancellation of various competitive ex- ams. “The deceased had beenidentifiedasAnkit, a resident of Bhorki vil- lage in Jhunjhunu. The victim’s sister had gone to a government school on Tuesday morning to attend the International Yoga Day celebrations. Meanwhile, Ankit com- mitted suicide by hang- ing himself from a ceil- ing fan at home,” added police. “The boy was preparing for competi- tive exams and was de- pressed over the cancel- lation of the police re- cruitment exam and Army examination. It is suspected that the boy was under mental pres- sure due to which he took the extreme step,” added police. SAINT BERNARD ATTACKS LADY, SHIFTED BY JMCG RSGL’s GAS SUPPLY UP BY 1.5 TIMES IN KOTA Jaipur: A Saint Ber- nard dog who attacked an elderly woman twice was shifted to a cattle shelter home by a team of JMCG and police. It was a pet dog of the woman’s daughter- in-law who opposed the team and initially refused to allow the civic body team to take the dog. However, the woman was convinced and the dog was shifted. 78-year old woman, who lives in Mahaveer Nagar, gave a complaint to Bajaj Nagar police station and JMCG in this regard. —Bharat Dixit Jaipur: Rajasthan State Gas Ltd has increased the daily supply of nat- ural gas by more than one and a half times. ACS Mines Chairman RSGL Dr Subodh Agar- wal informed that gas is being made available at CNG stations in Kota through online portal. Addressing a meeting of the Board Directors, Agrawal said that due to the online system, there has been a significant positive change in gas availability and distribu- tion system and 9 CNG stations have been set up in Kota. —Nirmal Tiwari Jaipur: CM Ashok Gehlot has approved the proposal to upgrade Bhojusar Upadhyan and Bhojasar Chhota Sub Health Center of Sardarshahar Panchayat Samiti in Churu district to Primary Health Center. It is note- worthy that due to the long-standing demand of the local public representatives and the general public, Gehlot has taken this decision by relaxing the rules. With this decision of CM Gehlot, people will be able to get better treatment and other health services at the local level itself. CM APPROVES PROPOSAL TO UPGRADE SARDARSHAHAR’S SHC INTO PHC In Sikar, the Agnipath scheme of the Central Government was opposed by taking out an outcry rally on behalf of the All India Kisan Sabha on Tuesday. Jaipur: The effect of corona virus is being seen again in Rajasthan. Rajasthan’s Transport and Road Safety Minister Brijendra Singh Ola has also come in the grip of this virus. Ola tweeted and informed his contacts to take precautions. CM Ashok Gehlot and former Dy CM Pilot have tweeted and wished Ola a speedy recovery. Meanwhile on Tuesday, state re- ported 114 new fresh cases of Covid-19, with Jaipur being at top with 39 cases and Bikaner recorded 25. Active cases in the state now stands at 708. Amid this surge no new death was reported. CORONA UPDATE: 114 FRESH CASES IN STATE; MINISTER OLA TESTS POSITIVE NEWS DIGEST STIR OVER BLACK INK ON GSS MEETING THE NEW APPOINTEES The newly appointed Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Sambhaji Shiwaji Shinde met Governor Kalraj Mishra on Tuesday morning at Raj Bhavan before taking the oath. Newly elected member of Rajya Sabha Ghanshyam Tiwari met Kalraj Mishra at Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday. It was his courtesy call after the election. Lizard or Fish in Kachori? Firm lodges FIR Karina Sharma Jaipur: In the matter of a dead lizard allegedly found inside a kachori at Rawat Mishthan Bhandar on Sunday , the sweet shop manager Shankar Bishnoi has lodged a case of black- mail at Shyam Nagar police station while al- leging conspiracy to malign image of firm. Akhil Aggarwal, resi- dent of Vaishali Nagar, claimed that when he ate half a kachori, he noticed a dead lizard in- side it. Manager Shankar Bishnoi said that on June 1 Akhil and his friend had bought kachori from the shop and complained of a liz- ard inside but when the staff checked it looked like a fish.” PWD Executive Engineer,broker in ACB net with `2 Lakh bribe Ashish Choudhary Rajsamand: A team of ACB Bhilwara on Tues- day arrested Kesram Meena, Executive Engi- neer of Public Works Department and a con- tractor red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 2 lakh at Bhim in Rajsamand district. The accused had sought the bribe in lieu of clearing a bill of Rs 98 lakh for road construction. The team held him from the XEN’s residence. The complainant Thakur Singh, resident of Bhim, had made some roads for which a bill of Rs 1.16 crore was presented in the PWD office 3.5 years ago of which payment of Rs 12 lakh was cleared while payment of Rs 98 lakh was pending. In lieu of the pending payment, ExecutiveEngineerKes- ram Meena on 10 June 2022 demanded a bribe of Rs 5 lakh in a week. Thakur Singh com- plained to the ACB on June 14, on which Rs 1 lakh was given to the complainant on June 17 and the com- plaint was verified. The rest Rs 2 lakh were to be paid on Tuesday when the trap was laid. Bhanwar S Charan Kota: The Congress leaders in Kota on Tues- day protested against the Enforcement Direc- torate (ED) summons to Rahul Gandhi. Con- gress leaders led by Amit Dhariwal reached the District Collectorate and raised slogans against the BJP govern- ment and ED. Congress leader Ra- jendra Sankhla said that we don’t know about Rajasthan or In- dia, but we will set ablaze the office of the Bhartiya Janta Party and we are not afraid of ED or Income Tax. Talk- ing to media persons, Congress leader Amit Dhariwal said that our national leaders like Ra- hul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi are being har- assed by ED and CBI. “For the last five days, Rahul Gandhi has been questioned for 10 hours every day, but nothing has come out. Still, we are being suppressed,” said Amit Dhariwal. Congress workers protesting in Kota against ED summons to RaGa in Delhi on Tuesday. IF RAHUL IS ARRESTED... Cong leader warns to set BJP office on fire in Kota CONG ORG ELECTIONS ON HOLD DUE TO ED, AGNIPATH Jaipur: The Congress organization elections have been put on hold for the time being, first due to Rajya Sabha elections and now due to the agitation against ED probing the Rahul Gandhi over National Herald case and Agnipath scheme. Elections of 400 block Congress committees in Rajasthan are stuck. These elections were to be completed by June 15. Although earlier this work was to be done only on June 8, but at that time the RS polls came. CM Gehlot talked to the national in- charge of Congress organization elections Madhusudan Mistry and postponed the elections. — Yogesh Sharma MINISTER ARJUN MEGHWAL ON ‘ED GRINDING RaGa’ PRESIDENT HOUSE INSTRUCTS TO TAKE ACTION Jaipur: Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal on Tuesday said that no one is above law and Ra- hul Gandhi should give replies to the Enforcement Directorate. He said that nothing is being done in retaliation by the ED. The minister said that if Rahul Gandhi is not a culprit in money laundering, then he should give answers to the ED and let the ED do its work. He alleged that money laundering was done through a company of Kolkata which was given commission of Rs 1 lakh. Bundi: On a petition to the President about highhand- edness of the Delhi police against Congress protes- tors, the President’s Sec- retariat has instructed the Ministry of Home Affairs to take action. Charmesh Sharma, Congress leader from Bundi, said that Sahil Ghosh Rai, Joint Secretary, MHA has been appointed as an officer to take action in this matter. The Presi- dent’s Secretariat, in its of- ficial order, has also asked the petitioner to directly contact the Joint Secretary MHA for further action. 5 more dead Chinkaras found; toll rises to 14 Suryaveer S Tanwar Jaipur: Nearly 14 Chinkaras have been found dead near a so- lar plant in Jaisalmer district in the last 2 days. Animal lovers suspect that the Chinkaras were killed by the people of the solar company . Carcasses of 6 deer were found on Sunday and three of them were pregnant, and 5 Chinkaraswerefound dead on Tuesday in Lakhasar village. After the recovery of carcasses on Sun- day, a delegation of Shreejambheshwar Environment and Wildlife Protection or- ganisation met dis- trict collector Dr Prat- ibha Singh demand- ing FIR against the culprits. On Tuesday, the wildlife lovers tried to enter the solar plant to talk about the incident with the staffers there but they were not allowed to go inside the plant. Ac- tivists R Pemani al- leged that employees of the solar plant have killed the deer. New Calendar: Schools to open from July 1 First India Bureau Jaipur: All govt and private schools in the state will open from June 24. However, the regular classes for stu- dents will open from July 1. Teachers will have to reach school from June 24. At the same time, the last date for admission in all the schools has been declared as July 15. The Education dept has issued instructions in this regard while re- leasing the calendar for the session 2022-23 along with starting the general admission pro- cess, whichwill be con- ducted in two phases. Mid-session holidays schools will be from Oc- tober 19-31, 2022, while winter vacations will be from December 25, 2022, to January 5, 2023. The summer vacation will be from May 17- June 23 in 2023. After the final examination, the stu- dents should be given temporary admission. A chinkara caught under the net and died there. The constable blackmailed the SHO by leveraging his nude videos re- corded on mobile. A departmental inquiry has been initiated against both per- sonnel. —Ram Murty Joshi, Nagaur SP
  • 4. PERSPECTIVE JAIPUR | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2022 04 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia l Vol 4 l Issue No. 16 l RNI NO. RAJENG/2019/77764. Printed and published by Anita Hada Sangwan on behalf of First Express Publishers. Printed at Bhaskar Printing Press, D.B. Corp Limited, Shivdaspura, Tonk Road, Jaipur. Published at 304, 3rd Floor, City Mall, Bhagwan Das Road, C-Scheme, Jaipur-302001, Rajasthan. Phone 0141-4920504. Editor-In-Chief: Dr Jagdeesh Chandra Editor: Anita Hada Sangwan responsible for selection of news under the PRB Act SPIRITUAL SPEAK Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes. —Buddha IN-DEPTH Jagat Prakash Nadda @JPNadda I believe in the importance of yoga and making time for it, as it offers numerous health benefits. I always strive towards practicing yoga. On this #InternationalYogaDay, let us all be a part of Hon. PM @narendramodi Ji’s initiative towards a healthy fit India.#YogaForHumanity Dharmendra Pradhan @dpradhanbjp India Navy is on the path to become gender-neutral. As a result of the #AgnipathRecruitmentScheme, @ indiannavy for the first-time will recruit women as sailors. #Agnipath is yet another opportunity for women to break the glass ceiling. #IndiaWithAgniveer TOP TWEETS JOLT TO MACRON BUT FAR RIGHT’S MARINE LE PEN CAUSES TREMORS n a setback to Emma- nuel Macron his En- semblealliancefailed to win a majority in the parliamentary elections. Mr Macron now finds himself sandwiched between Marine Le Pen’s far right Nation- alRallyandJean-LucMelenchon of the left coalition NUPES jeop- ardising implementation of his political agenda. Will Macron make compromises or will the Fifth Republic see a government indeadlockwiththeFrenchPres- ident’s reform plans in limbo? Thebiggestsurprisethrownup by the French electorate is their supportforMarineLePen’sparty which jumped from previously held eight seats to 89 in the 577-member hung parliament. It was described as a “seismic event”inFrenchpolitics.TheLeft partiesalsowon131seatstobethe principal opposition. The Ensem- ble alliance won 245 seats but was well short of majority , leaving the parliament fragmented. The result showed that the voter did not buy Macron’s sof- tening stand on pension reforms and raising of retirement age which came just before parlia- mentary elections. I entre has cau- tioned Indian states which are equal to the size of Pakistan and Sri Lanka to cut down on their debts to avoid an eco- nomic crisis being faced by the two neighbouring coun- tries. The Union finance min- istry officials recently ad- dressed a meeting of state chief secretaries to flag the issue of burgeoning fiscal problems in some of the stateswhich,if notcontrolled now, may go out of hand. Un- controlled debt and capital expenditure of some of the states could adversely impact the performance of the econ- omy at the national level. An article by a team of economists under the super- vision of Reserve Bank of India stated that Punjab, Ra- jasthan, Bihar, West Bengal and Kerala, the five most in- debted states, need to cut down on expenditure as their debt has become unsustain- able. Although the RBI arti- cle does not mention Uttar Pradesh, the state which is almost the size of Pakistan and like Pakistan has a popu- lation of 200 million, also has a huge debt burden. As per 2021-22 budget estimates the state’sliabilitieswerearound Rs 6.5 lakh crore. The five debt-ridden states have questioned the hypoth- esis of their being in a debt trap. Kerala has said no to cut- ting down expenditure. Only a marginal cut in the revenue expenditure is possible, said former finance minister TM Thomas Isaac. Rajasthan has blamed “wrong” decisions of the Centre like demonetiza- tion and GST for its debt bur- den and has asked for a stimu- lus package. In Bengal, wel- fare schemes were held re- sponsible for increase in its borrowings. These counter arguments, however, do not address the problem. DEBT BURDEN OF STATES A CONCERN An article by a team of economists under supervision of RBI stated that Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, WB and Kerala, 5 most indebted states, need to cut down on expenditure as their debt has become unsustainable C FINALLY, AFTER MUCH ANXIETY… OPPN GETS ITS CANDIDATE ver since Mamata Banerjee registered that historic vic- tory in the state Assembly elections in 2021, her efforts to unite the Opposition on at least three occasions have not turned out to be an easy task. In March 2021, Mamata had written to Opposition honchos, urging them to unite against the BJP’s al- leged ‘assaults’ on democra- cy and the Constitution. Again in July 2021, Mama- ta’s visit to Delhi stoked spec- ulations over the fact if she was actually pitching herself as the PM candidate for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. She was, however, extremely cau- tious and categorically ruled out her (prime ministerial) ambitions. When asked, she reiterated that she was only a “simple worker”. She, however, was keen to drive home the message that her efforts were to unite Oppo- sitionforcesatleastfortalksso thattherecouldbeaconsensus among parties to chalk out a concreteplantodefeattheNar- endra Modi-led BJP . However, all that is past now. Her recent bid to bring the Opposition camp into a huddle over the crucial presidential polls is also facing rough weather. After NCP chief Sharad Pawar and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah declined the offer to be the joint Op- position candidate, the third jolt came in the form of Go- palkrishna Gandhi, former Governor of West Bengal, who also refused the offer. The process to elect a presi- dential candidate began on June 15 with the last date for filing of nominations being June 29. The polls are sched- uled to be held on July 18. The NCP veteran’s reluc- tance pulled the plug on the Opposition camp’s zeal and NCP insiders said that Pawar being a “people’s man” won’t “restrict himself to Rashtra- pati Bhavan”. “…don’t think he is keen on it (contesting the election). Saheb (Pawar) is a people’s man who loves meeting people. He will not restrict himself to Rashtra- pati Bhavan,” the party sources said. In a quick move, Farooq Abdullah’s name was circu- lated. However, unwilling to contest, he said, “I believe that JK is passing through a critical juncture and my ef- forts are required to help navigate these uncertain times. Therefore, I would like to respectfully withdraw my name from consideration and I look forward to sup- porting the joint opposition consensus candidate.” Meanwhile, according to news reports on Monday , BSP supremo Mayawati’s name was suggested by some Con- gress leaders in Rajasthan who backed their theory by saying that Mayawati, the face of Dalit politics in the country, would be a better choice as the Dalits, in the larger context in the country, have faith in the Congress and in the bigger picture, this would put the Grand Old Par- ty in a better frame of things. However, there was more bad news for the Opposition camp on Monday when Go- palkrishna Gandhi too de- clined the offer. The former civil servant said the Opposi- tion needs a candidate who will generate a national con- sensus and ensure unity. “I am most grateful to them (the Opposition),” Gandhi said. The Opposition’s fight looks stunted before it even could begin and with the date for filing the nomination hardly a week away , it is time they zero in on a candidate at least to reach a stage where an election for the top post takes place… or else with the kind of bonhomie the Opposi- tion parties are showing in terms of uniting, with the Lok Sabha elections just two years away, one wonders whether they would be able to put up a unified fight at all...! It may be noted that while Leaders of Congress, Sama- jwadi Party , NCP , DMK, RJD and the Left parties attended themeetingcalledbyMamata, AAP , TRS and BJD skipped it! Tuesdaywas,however,agog withbreakingnewscomingin that Yashwant Sinha is being considered as the Opposi- tion’s joint candidate. On Tuesday, he announced that he would be stepping aside frompartyworkforthelarger national cause of Opposition unity .Thedevelopmentcomes a day after the TMC chief pro- posedhisname.“Iamgrateful to Mamataji for the honour and prestige she bestowed on me in the TMC. Now, time has come when for a larger na- tional cause I must step aside from the party to work for greater opposition unity . I am suresheapprovesof thestep,” Sinha tweeted. Meanwhile, after much de- liberation and anxiety sev- eral major Opposition par- ties, including the Congress, the NCP and the TMC, on Tuesday picked former Un- ion minister Yashwant Sinha as their candidate for the July 18 presidential polls. Opposition leaders, who gatheredattheParliamentan- nexeforthemeetingconvened byNCPchief SharadPawarto decide on a common candi- date for the much-discussed presidential election, unani- mously agreed on Sinha’s name. This, thus… brings to rest the long-drawn heart- burn reflux over the Opposi- tionunityfactorastheparties havefinallyshownsome“con- nect” or else it would have been a cakewalk for the NDA. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL E Opposition leaders, who gathered at the Parliament annexe for the meeting convened by NCP chief Sharad Pawar to decide on a common candidate for the much-discussed presidential election, unanimously agreed on Sinha’s name. This, thus… brings to rest the long- drawn heartburn reflux over the Opposition unity factor as the parties have finally shown some “connect” or else it would have been a cakewalk for the NDA On Tuesday, Yashwant Sinha announced that he would be stepping aside from party work for the larger national cause of Opposition unity. The development comes a day after TMC chief proposed his name. “I am grateful to Mamataji for the honour and prestige she bestowed on me in the TMC. Now, time has come when for a larger national cause I must step aside from the party to work for greater opposition unity. I am sure she approves of the step,” Sinha tweeted ROBIN ROY The writer is Senior Associate Editor, Free Press Journal, Mumbai and former Managing Editor, First India Yashwant Sinha Farooq Abdullah Sharad Pawar Gopalkrishna Gandhi PRESIDENTIAL POLLS
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  • 6. INDIA JAIPUR | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2022 05 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia No rollback of Agnipath; good for Army, youth: NSA Doval New Delhi (ANI): Amid protests against the Ag- nipath defence recruit- ment scheme, National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval said on Tues- day that “there is no question” of a rollback. “India has among the youngest populations in the world; yet it cannot continue to have an army with a high aver- age age,” he told media, arguing that the new system will ensure a more tech-savvy army . NSA Doval is the lat- est among those de- ployed by the govern- ment to defend the scheme for recruiting ‘Agniveer’ soldiers on four-year contracts without pension. Only up to 25 per cent of these recruits may be given regular commission of 15 years thereafter. This has led to violent pro- tests across India. On the protests, he said vandalism is not justified. “Those doing this are not the aspir- ants; the real ones are at home, preparing.” He said that while some veterans had genuine concerns and were now changing their minds, there are people who “just want conflict in society to discredit the government”. Speaking about the future of Agniveers let go after four years, he asserted that the age of “settling down” is around 25-26 now. “Peo- ple are speaking of one life-two careers, even three careers now. When recruits from the first batch of Ag- niveers retire, India will be 5-trillion-dollar economy; industry will need people who have age on their side. These men and women will still be young and won’t have family com- pulsions.” CONTROVERSIAL MILITARY RECRUITMENT SCHEME READ Crucial Crucial PM TO VIRTUALLY ATTEND BRICS SUMMIT ON JUNE 23 New Delhi: On the the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 14th BRICS Summit hosted by China in virtual format on June 23-24. This includes a high- level dialogue on global development between the guest countries on June 24. The Ministry of External Affairs said that BRICS has become a platform for discuss- ing and deliberating on issues of common concern for all the devel- oping countries. CONG’S GHULAM NABI AZAD TESTS COVID POSITIVE Srinagar: Former Chief Minister of Jammu Kashmir and senior Congress leader, Ghu- lam Nabi Azad tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. In a tweet, Azad said, “I have tested Covid positive today and am under home quaran- tine.” Of late there has been an upward trend in the number of Covid cases being reported daily in the country. There are, however, no reports of any fatalities during the recent surge. EC DELETES 111 ‘NON-EXISTENT’ PARTIES FROM LIST New Delhi: The Election Commission of India has ordered the dele- tion of 111 registered unrecognised political parties that it found to be “non-existent” and referred three of the par- ties to the Department of Revenue for legal action for “serious financial impropriety”, an EC statement said. This was the second such action in the recent past against registered parties that have been found violat- ing the Representation of the People Act, 1951. GOLD SMUGGLING ACCUSED SEEKS CBI INVESTIGATION Kochi: Swapna Suresh, the prime accused in the 2020 Kerala gold smuggling case, on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the matter as she believes to have been made a scapegoat by “several influential people”. In her letter, Suresh said many other accused, like former principal secretary of Kerala chief minister – M Sivasankar, was leading a normal life unlike her. THANE POLICE SUMMONS JINDAL IN PROPHET CASE New Delhi: Fresh trou- ble seems to be brewing for former BJP leader Naveen Kumar Jindal as the Thane police on Tuesday served a notice to him in connection with a new case over the controversial re- marks he made against Prophet Muhammad. Jindal has been asked to join the probe on June 25. The case has been lodged against him by Mumbra Police Station on the complaint of one Mohammed Gufran Akmal Khan. OVER 50,000 ITBP PERSONNEL PERFORM YOGA AT 19,000 FEET IN SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURE LOCATIONS ITBP ‘Himveers’ participate in a yoga sessions at an altitude of 19,000 feet in Uttarakhand to celebrate the 8th International Day of Yoga on Tuesday. —PHOTO BY PTI HRY CM: GOVT JOBS FOR ‘AGNIVEERS’ POST RETIREMENT Bhiwani (ANI): Amid the row over the Centre’s newly launched Agnipath scheme for recruitment to Armed Forces, Haryana CM on Tuesday said the ‘Agniveers’ after their four years of service will be provided guaranteed jobs in the state government. CM Khattar participated in the Yoga Day celebrations here on Tuesday. Khattar said, “Those (75 per cent of Agniveers who would return after four years) who want to get Haryana government jobs will be given guaranteed jobs.” SC: APPROACH REGISTRAR FOR PLEA’S LISTING New Delhi (ANI): The Su- preme Court on Tuesday asked the petitioner to mention his plea seeking an urgent hearing on a petition seeking directions to set up a Special Inves- tigation Team to enquire about the violent protest that erupted against the “Agnipath” scheme. A vacation bench of Jus- tices CT Ravikumar and Sudhanshu Dhulia asked petitioner-in-person and advocate Vishal Tiwari, to mention before the regis- trar plea seeking an urgent hearing on his petition. Mysuru (PTI): Yoga no longer a part of life, but isbecomingawayof life, Prime Minister Naren- draModisaidwhilelead- ing the country's Yoga Day celebrations from Karnataka's Mysuru. Addressing the event at the Mysore Palace grounds, the Prime Minister said Yoga is a problem-solver and brings inner peace. The peace from yoga is not merely for individu- als. Yoga brings peace to our society . Yoga brings peace to our nations and the world. And, Yoga brings peace to our uni- verse, he said. The Prime Minister was accompanied at the event by Union Minis- ter for AYUSH, Sarba- nanda Sonowal, Karna- taka Governor Gover- nor Thaawarchand Ge- hlot and Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai. No matter how stressful an atmosphere we are in, meditation for a few minutes relax- es us and boosts our productivity. So we should not consider yoga an additional work. We have to know yoga and live yoga and make it our own, the Prime Minister said. Yoga is no longer a part of life, but is be- coming a way of life, he added. This whole universe starts from our own body and soul. The uni- verse starts from us. And,Yogamakesuscon- scious of everything within us and builds a sense of awareness, the Prime Minister said. Since 2015, the Inter- national Day of Yoga is celebrated worldwide on June 21 every year. The theme for this year's Yoga day is Yoga for Humanity. Yoga no longer just a part of life, it’s becoming a way of life: Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses yoga enthusiasts during celebration of the 8th International Day of Yoga at Mysuru Palace in Mysuru on Tuesday. —PHOTO BY PTI Billionaire Gautam Adani performs Yoga to celebrate the 8th International Yoga Day in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. PM LEADS YOGA DAY CELEBRATIONS FROM MYSURU PROTESTERS ATTACK INDIA EMBASSY EVENT IN MALDIVES Male (Agencies): Police in the Maldives used tear gas and pepper spray to control a crowd of people who disrupted a yoga event organised by the Indian High Commission, or embassy, in the capital Male on Tuesday morn- ing, an organiser said. The crowd stormed a stadium where more than 150 people, including diplomats and govern- ment officers, were taking part in an event celebrating International Day of Yoga, attacking participants and vandalis- ing the property, one of the organisers, who did not want to be named because he was not au- thorised to speak with the media, told media. Earlier, the protesters brandished placards proclaiming that yoga was against the tenets of Islam. Islam is the state religion in the Maldives, a group of islands in the Indian Ocean with a population of about half a million. Police responded with anti-riot measures and later used pepper spray and tear gas to control the crowd and secure the area, Superintendent of Police Fathmath Nashwa told media.  Agniveers have secure future, defence training will ensure high stature in society  Regimental system to continue under Agnipath Scheme  Raising voice is democracy but vandalism is not  'Conflict entrepreneurs' with vested interest behind Agnipath protest, arson  Battle of future will be fought with tech, need young, well-trained armed forces ❍ INDIA’S 153RD SEISMIC STATION Seismological observatory in JK’sUdhampur First India Bureau Jammu: Union Minis- ter, Dr. Jitendra Singh, inaugurated a Seismol- ogy Observatory at Ud- hampur in the Jammu division on Tuesday . Speaking on the occa- sion, he said Udhampur has now emerged on the world seismological map with the installa- tion of the latest up- graded Seismological Observatory by the Min- istry of Earth Sciences. Secretary DST, Dr. M Ravichandran was also present during the in- auguration. Dr. Singh said that during the last eight years under Prime Min- ister Narendra Modi’s leadership, India has installed more than 70 such observatories across the country , com- pared to just 80 installed in over six decades. While dedicating the observatory to the peo- ple, the minister said that PM Narendra Modi has laid renewed em- phasis on the scientific programmes by prior- itising science and tech- nology-based develop- ments and allocating sufficient budget to the science departments. Healsosaidthatinthe last 7-8 years, the depart- ments that previously did not get due impor- tance are prioritised. One such department brought into the fore- front is the Department of Earth Sciences which used to work in anonym- ity earlier, he added. Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurates Seismological Observatory in Udhampur on Tuesday.
  • 7. INDIA JAIPUR | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2022 06 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia Mahesh Sharma Ahmedabad: The Patel chapter of the Congress party was closed before the assembly elections in Gujarat. Congress’s Decorated Patel leader Hardik Patel has left the party and is now root- ing for Bharatiya Jana- ta Party and Narendra Modi. On the other hand, Naresh Patel has declared that he will not enter active politics yet. Remember, Naresh Pa- tel is a leader of the in- fluential Leuva Patel community and is the chairman of the Shrik- hodladham Trust. He said that senior people associated with the so- ciety do not want him to enter politics. Anyway, after the failure of the Congress deal with Prashant Kishor, it seemed that Naresh Pa- tel would stay away from the Congress. Keep in mind that Naresh Patel’s joining the Congress was dis- cussed only at the time of Prashant Kishor joining the Congress. It was Prashant Kishor who had made him meet the top Congress lead- ers. Patel also had a con- dition that if Prashant Kishor contests the Congress elections, then he would join the Congress. Now since he has refused to enter ac- tive politics, there is no question of joining Con- gress. In this way the Congress once again has kept itself away from ‘Patel politics’. Anyway, Congress nev- er used to do Patel poli- tics in Gujarat. Patels have been voting for the BJP for more than 30 years. Unlike the Patels, the focus of the Con- gress is on the weak equations i.e. Kshatri- yas, Harijans, Adivasis and Muslims. This time also the Congress will fight the elections on the same formula. Turned down by Patels, Cong to focus on traditional vote bank in poll-bound Guj Promoted by Shree Cement Ltd. Guwahati (Agencies): A total of 51 persons have been killed and 139 injuredbytheAssampo- lice in a number of cir- cumstances since May 2021, the state govern- menthastoldtheGauha- tiHighCourtinresponse to a plea that demands a probeandcompensation for such encounters that may be fake. The Home Depart- ment's affidavit was filed on Tuesday follow- ing the court's direc- tions on a PIL by Delhi- based lawyer-activist Arif Jwadder. Some of these people were killed in custody , such as those trying to escape after snatching a policeman's firearm, while several others were shot in the leg, as per the affidavit. The numbersalsoincludeac- cused in some cases dy- ing after being hit by police vehicles when going to verify their statement at the crime spot. Advocate General Devajit Saikia appeared for the government. Jwadder has sought the court's intervention to register a case for fake encounters and an inquiry by the CBI, or by a special team or police from another state, under the court's supervision. He has de- manded monetary com- pensation for families of victims once fake en- counters are identified. Above all, he raises theissueof violationsof theruleof lawandequal- ity ... Police do not have a licence to kill; the whole idea of the CrPC is to ap- prehend criminals and bringthemtojustice,not to kill them, the activist said in his PIL, next be heard on July 29. PLEA SEEKS PROBE FOR ‘FAKE ENCOUNTERS’ ASSAM POLICE KILLED 51 PEOPLE SINCE MAY 2021, GOVT TELLS HC Kolkata (Agencies): West Bengal Police filed an FIR against several Central Bureau of In- vestigation (CBI) offic- ers on Tuesday, includ- ing Umesh Kumar, who is heading the central agency’s ongoing probe in the coal smuggling case in the state. TheFIRhasbeenfiled at the Bishnupur Police Station under Diamond Harbour sub-division in South 24 Parganas dis- trict of West Bengal. A special team of Dia- mond Harbour district police has started probe in the matter. Recently , a resident of Diamond Harbour filed a complaint at the local police station alleging that he, along with some other people were threatened by the CBI officials in the name of interrogation pertain- ing to the coal scam in- vestigation. The com- plainant also alleged that CBI investigators had been putting pres- sure on them to give statements according to their instructions and also record those state- ments.HenamedUmesh Kumarinthecomplaint. It is learnt that Umesh Kumar was a part of the CBI team who went to the resi- dence of Trinamool Congress’ national general secretary and the party MP, Ab- hishek Banerjee’s resi- dence in South Kolkata on June 14 this year to interrogate his wife Rujira Narula Baner- jee in connection with the coal scam. Bengal Police book CBI officials probing coal smuggling case New Delhi (Agencies): Inthelatestdevelopment in connection with the CDSCObriberycase,the CentralBureauof Inves- tigation on Tuesday ar- rested all the remaining accused, who were alleg- edly involved in waiving the Phase-3 trial of In- sulin Aspart Injection of Biocon Biologics. The CBI said that they have arrested Guljit Sethi, the Direc- tor of Bioinnovat Re- search Service Private Limited; L. Praveen Ku- mar, the Associate Voice President and Head of National Regu- latory Affairs of Biocon Biologics Limited; and Animesh Kumar, the Assistant Drug Inspec- tor of CDSCO. The CBI had on Mon- day arrested E. Eswara Reddy, the Joint Drug Controller (JDC) of CD- SCO and Dinesh Dua, the Director of Delhi- based Synergy Network India Private Limited. CBI arrest three more accused in Biocon Biologics bribery case Srinagar (Agen- cies): Four militants were killed in two sep- arate gunfights in the Valley on Tuesday. While two Jaish-e-Mo- hammad (JeM) mili- tants were killed in south Kashmir’s Pul- wama, two militants were killed in north Kashmir’s Sopore. In less than 48 hours, the Kashmir Valley has witnessed five gunfights between militants and the armed forces, result- ing in the deaths of 11 militants. Officials say that 118 militants have been killed in the Valley this year. On the intervening night of June 20 and 21, a joint team of J-K Po- lice, Army and para- military forces cor- doned off the Tulibal neighbourhood of Sopore in north Kash- mir after inputs about the presence of mili- tants in the area. As the joint team of forces launched search- es, the militants opened fire while trying to break the security cor- don. The joint team re- turned the fire, leading to a gunfight that lasted several hours. Police said two mili- tants have been killed in the gunfight. “Sopo- reEncounterUpdate: 01 more terrorist killed (total 2). Search going on. Further details shall follow,” JK Po- lice tweeted. Four ultras killed in 2 separate ops,11 in less than 48 hours Guwahati (PTI): As- sam's flood situation which have claimed 82 lives till now, remained critical with the River Brahmaputra and Barak along with its tributaries in spate on Tuesday, affecting some 48 lakh people. Officials said NDRF personnel from Bhu- baneswar have been rushedtotwodistrictsof Karimganj and Cachar in Barak Valley where situation is grim. ''Four units of the NDRF from Bhubane- swar with a total of 105 personnelhavebeensent to Silchar to carry out rescue operations in Barak Valley'', he said, thankingHomeMinister for this “prompt help”. As flood worsens, NDRF rushed to Assam dists Gauhati HC had directed Home Dept to file a response after a plea alleged fake encounters Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had announced a crackdown on alleged drug dealers, smugglers, murderers, cattle lifters and those accused of rape. —FILE PHOTO Is Haryana’s Lal ParivarwithBJP? Sharat K Verma Chandigarh: There wasatimewhenHary- ana was dominated by the ‘Lal Parivar’ and the entire politics of the state used to re- volve around them. Butif theireffectisnot completelyovernow,it can surely be said that it has definitely re- duced a lot. After this time’s Rajya Sabha elections,a‘jumla’was heard about the family of the three ‘Lals’ of Haryana, that the threefamiliesarecom- pletely in support of BJP , although it can not be said for certain how true or untrue this claim is. Keep in mind that the family of Chaud- hary Devi Lal is divid- ed but in the Rajya Sabha elections, the entire family voted for the BJP . Dushyant Chautala is already with the BJP but his uncle and the lone INLD MLA Abhay Chautalaalsovotedfor a BJP-backed inde- pendent candidate. KuldeepBishnoi,son of Haryana’s second Lal - Bhajan Lal- is in Congress but he voted for a BJP-backed inde- pendent on the basis of conscienceintheRajya Sabha elections. Now there is speculation of him joining the BJP . In this way the family of two Lals - Devi Lal and Bhajan Lal - is directly with the BJP . The third i.e.Banshilal’sfamilyis officially with the Con- gress, but it is being said that in the RS polls, Banshilal’s daughter-in-law Kiran Choudhary deliberate- ly made her vote inva- lid to ensure BJP- backed Independent’s victory .Althoughsheis denying this, the Con- gress leaders, on the otherhand,findithard to digest her claim. BRIEF in in 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: Two More Held for Mass Killings in Kanpur Kanpur (PTI): A spe- cial investigation team (SIT) probing the anti- Sikh riots in Kanpur in 1984 arrested two more people for mass killings and setting a house ablaze, in which three people were charred to death, said a senior offi- cial on Tuesday . The ar- rests were made from Ghatampur and the number of those held by the SIT so far has reached six. The SIT was formed by the Ut- tar Pradesh govern- ment three years ago to re-investigate the cases related to the riots, which had claimed 127 lives in Kanpur. RJD MLA Anant Singh gets 10 years RI in arms recovery case Patna (PTI): The RJD MLA from Mokama, Anant Singh, who was found guilty in a case where the Patna police recovered an AK-47, gre- nades, magazines and other weapons from his Ladma residence, has been sentenced to 10 years of rigorous im- prisonment by a special court in Patna on Tues- day . The MP-MLA court pronounced the quan- tum of punishment against the Mokama MLA. The court had last Tuesday held him guilty under the Arms Act. Will decide on ‘Chancellor’ Bills after studying them: Dhankhar Kolkata (Agencies): West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday gave clear in- dications that the Bills to replace the Governor with the Chief Minis- ter as Chancellor of different state universi- ties, will not get an easy nod from his end, even after their passage by the Assembly. “I will observe the contents of the Bills purely from the legal and constitu- tional angle and I will take a decision on them as per provisions of the law,” he said. ED PROTEST: MAHILA CONGRESS PRESIDENT SPITS AT COPS New Delhi (Agencies): Mahila Congress president Netta D'Souza was seen spitting at police officers while having a scuffle with the cops during protest in Delhi against ques- tioning of Rahul Gandhi by the ED. A video has come up that shows D'Souza spitting at the cops just before closing the door of the vehi- cle she was in. BJP spokesperson Shehzad Ponnawalla shared the video on Twitter slamming the Con- gress leader for the act. Shameful Disgusting After beating up cops in Assam, holding their collar on Hyderabad now Mahila Congress President Netta Dsouza spits at cops women security personnel merely because Rahul is being questioned by ED for corruption Will Sonia,Priyanka Rahul act on her? (sic), he tweeted. New Delhi (Agen- cies): Congress leader Alka Lamba alleged that while she was pro- testing peacefully with her hands tied, the po- lice was trying to break her neck. Alka Lamba was staging a protest in Delhi against the ED’s questioning of Rahul Gandhi as well as well as the government’s Agnipath scheme. A video of the inci- dent shows Alka Lam- ba sitting on the road. When asked to move, the Congress leader lay on the ground and started chanting “Bharat mata ki jai, Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan.” ‘Cops tried to break my neck’, accuses Alka Congress leader Alka Lamba during protest in Delhi. Manohar Lal Khattar Dushyant Chautala ‘THE CHARGES’ BILATERAL MEET Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla meets Nguyen Van Nen, Member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam Party Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City in New Delhi on Tuesday. They also discussed a range of issues concerning bilateral parliamentary cooperation.
  • 8. NEWS JAIPUR | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2022 07 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia First India Bureau Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has ap- proved the draft notifi- cation of jurisdiction of 11 police stations up- graded from police posts in different dis- tricts. The Chief Minis- ter Ashok Gehlot visit- ed Bindayka in Jaipur district, Chamu in Jodhpur district, Raithal in Bundi dis- trict, Faifana in Hanu- mangarh district, Ra- jtalab in Banswara dis- trict, Mitrapura and Kundera in Sawai Mad- hopur district, Sone ki Gurja in Dholpur dis- trict, Saroda in Dungar- purdistrictandDhanau in Barmer district and approved the draft of notifications of villages to be kept under the ju- risdiction of police sta- tions upgraded from police check posts. With this approval of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, law and order will be strengthened in the respective areas. It is noteworthy that in the Rajasthan budget of the year 2022-23, the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had announced to upgrade various po- lice posts into police stations. CM approves areas of 11 police stations TO IMPROVE LAW ORDER Promoted by Shiv Sital Builders Pvt. Ltd. Pilot ‘missed the chance’ for ERCP in Raj: GS Shekhawat CMAshok Gehlot is sitting on the ERCP project only for political gains:Union minister Aishwary Pradhan  Jaipur: Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajen- dra Singh Shekhawat made an interesting statement on Tuesday when he claimed that former deputy CM Sachin Pilot made a slight mistake in Ra- jasthan, and had it not been so, the ‘work on the Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP) would have started.’ Shekhawat was ad- dressing a public rally in Chomu town on Tuesday where he hint- ed that if Pilot had not erred in total number of MLAs, BJP would have formed govern- ment and then ERCP would have been start- ed. “Pilot was lacking a bit. If like Madhya Pradesh, (similar) ac- tion would have hap- pened in Rajasthan, the work on ERCP would have been initiated by now. Today I say this with responsibility in front of all of you. The way the MLAs of Mad- hya Pradesh decided in 2020 after 2018 election, even if there was a mi- nor flaw in Pilot; had that been alright, then by now the work on the Eastern Rajasthan Ca- nal Project would have started. GS Shekhawat Sachin Pilot Kashiram Choudhary Jaipur: UDH Minis- ter Shanti Dhariwal and Education Min- ister BD Kalla said that PM Modi had declared the ERCP a national project in Ajmer meeting. But the Central govern- ment is not keeping the public interest in mind. They were interact- ing with the media after the swearing-in ceremony of the new Chief Justice at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday. Dhariwal targeted the BJP government at the Centre over the political crisis in Ma- harashtra. He said that the BJP is busy in bringing down the elected gov- ernments. Despite being the Union Minis- ter from Raj, Shekhawat is unable to fulfill state’s demand, while the PM had announced from stage that the ERCP project would be started. —Sachin Pilot, Former DY CM Shanti Dhariwal clarifies his remark over ticket to Kalla First India Bureau Jaipur: Reacting to his statement about ticket to BD Kalla, who lost election twice, UDH Minister Shanti Dhari- wal on Tuesday clari- fied that even a two- time loser has to be given a ticket. “If rules are made, then laxity has to be given. BD Kal- la has been the Pradesh Congress Comittee (PCC) President. BD Kalla had the ability to win, hence the ticket was given for the third time,” he said while in- teracting with the me- dia after the swearing- in ceremony of the new Chief Justice at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday . Regarding age limit in politics, Shanti Dha- riwal said that there is no restriction on age limit in Congress. Even the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) people do not believe in the age limit. On one hand, Kalraj Mishra, who was doing active politics, was made Governor, while Ghanshyam Tiwari, who is above 75 years of age, was sent to Rajya Sabha. ‘KALLA HAD ABILITY’ GARG ON ERCP Shanti Dhariwal talking to media in Jaipur on Tuesday. NEWS DIGEST Dausa (PTI): A 20-year-old man, who went missing overnight, was found hanging from a tree in Dausa district on Tuesday, police said. The family members, who raised suspicion that he might have been murdered, blocked the Lalsot-Kothun highway, accord- ing to police. Pukhraj had gone missing on Monday night. His body was found hanging from a tree nearly two-three kilometers away from his home, Lalsot Station House Officer (SHO) Richhpal Singh said. He said the traf- fic movement on the highway was resumed. MISSING MAN FOUND HANGING FROM TREE FAMILY SUSPECTS MURDER Karauli: Two youths drowned in a dam lo- cated in Karauli’s Kailadevi Marg on Monday. Police informed the incident occurred at Mamchari Dam while the youths were taking bath. “The deceased has been identified as Manoj Kumar Bairwa and Vikas Kumar Bairwa alias Sonu. Four friends had gone to take bath in Mamchari Dam. Incidentally, Manoj’s leg got stuck in a pothole. Vikas and two other youths tried to pull him up, but Vikas too got drowned while saving Manoj. A team of civil defence fished out the bodies. TWO YOUTHS DROWN IN DAM WHILE TAKING BATH IN KARAULI Ajmer: Keeping in view the rising prices of animal feed and fodder, Ajmer Saras Dairy has increased the selling price of milk by Rs 2 per litre. The new rate will be applicable from June 22. There has been no increase in the selling price of milk by Ajmer Dairy in the last two years. Ajmer Saras Dairy President Ramchandra Choud- hary said that due to an increase in the price of animal feed by Rs 5 per kg and fodder by Rs 1,000 per quintal in the last six months, there has been a huge crisis in the milk production business. AJMER DAIRY HIKES PRICE OF MILK BY `2 PER LITRE, NEW RATE FROM TODAY Miscreants attempt to set woman on fire for witchcraft, FIR lodged First India Bureau Ajmer: An attempt was made to burn a woman alive by calling her a witch in the Nasun vil- lage near the Masuda police station area on Tuesday . While registering a case in Masuda police station, the victim woman told that she lives in a hut, where a few people in the village beat and harass her by calling her a witch. On Tuesday morning some people poured a bottle of petrol on her, while she was eating her meal inside the hut. In the scuffle, the ac- cused thrashed the vic- tim woman with sticks and broke her teeth. Af- ter this, the victim woman went to the for- mer sarpanch and told her ordeal. Former Sarpanch Chhotu Lal reached Masuda police station and filed a case against the accused and plead- ed for justice. Quota for cops’ kids in Raj universities Shivendra Parmar  Jaipur: In the govern- ment and private uni- versities and colleges in the state, seats have been reserved for the children, wife and wid- ow of the personnel of Rajasthan Police on the same lines as the per- sonnel of Army and paramilitary forces. This is also applicable for retired police per- sonnel. Director Gen- eral of Police ML Lath- er said that in Novem- ber 2021 a correspond- ence was made with the State Government by the Police Headquar- ters to incorporate the same facility on par with the Army and the Paramilitary Forces. DGP Lather said that in the admission policy issued by the College Education Rajasthan Department for the aca- demic session 2022-23 on Tuesday, 3% of the seats for the personnel and former personnel of the Indian Army and Central Armed Forces are now reserved for the personnel of Rajasthan Police and former per- sonnel, children and wives. DGP ML Lather DGP SAYS... Some miscreants poured a bottle of petrol on her in an attampt to set her on fire. Minor girl gangraped by two youths in Dholpur village, case registered First India Bureau Dholpur: An incident of gangrape with a mi- nor girl has come to light in the village. The victim reached the po- lice station along with her family members and lodged an FIR against the accused. In the report, she accused two youths of the vil- lage of raping her. On Monday night, she was sleeping in her house. In the meantime, a boy from the village called her out of the house. He was accompanied by another boy. Both of them raped her in the back side of the house. The police registered a case under POCSO Act and other sections, while the medical treatment of the vic- tim is being done. Po- lice are investigating the matter. YOUTH ATTEMPTS TO RAPE MINOR GIRL IN PARK   Jaipur: A 14-year-old minor girl was alleg- edly subjected to a rape attempt in Jaipur’s Bani Park area, police said on Tuesday. Police said ac- cused even took obscene photos of the victim and blackmailed her. “The ac- cused has been identified as Vijay. The victim and accused are neighbours. Nearly a month ago, the accused called the victim at his home while he was alone. He locked the door and tried to rape the victim. WOMAN GANGRAPED BY AUTO DRIVER AND 3 OTHERS Udaipur: A 25-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by four men in Udaipur’s Sawina area, police said on Tuesday. Police said the victim had boarded an auto- rickshaw from Reti Stand to reach home. “The accused auto-driver took the woman to a secluded place and raped her. The driver then called three of his friends, who also raped the woman. She was also forced to drink liquor by the accused,” police added. IN THE COURTYARD CONSTABLE GETS LIFER FOR RAPE, MURDER COURT GRANTS BAIL TO UPEN YADAV, OTHERS Bharatpur : About eight years ago, a 31-year-old RAC constable murdered a 7-year-old minor by twisting her neck after rape. The brutal killer, Ravi Kumar, a resident of Kama, has now been sentenced to life imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 3 lakh by the POCSO Court of. In this case, the killer’s semen found on the girl’s pants turned out to be evidence. Ac- cording to the facts, on Sept 9, 2014, a seven-year-old girl had gone to the Gaya Kund Mela, but, she did not return home till late at night. Jaipur : The court has granted bail to Upen Yadav, the state president of Ra- jasthan Berozghar Ekiruth Mahasangh. On Tuesday, the lawyer of Upen and other jobless youths was represented by advocate AK Jain in the district court. After this, the court rejected the demand for police custody and granted bail to Upen and his ac- complices. In such a situation, Upen and his associates are likely to come out of jail on Wednesday. Kid dies in shelter home for mentally retarded First India Bureau Banswara: A child liv- ing in a shelter home in Banswara died after falling ill on Monday. Police said the de- ceased, identified as Shubham, was living in a mental rehabilitation center located in Ban- swara. “The shelter home is being run by Radhaswami Mahila Mandal Society, Jaipur. The condition of the boy deteriorated on Monday, following which, he was taken to a hospital. However, he died during treatment,” said Kotwali Police Sta- tion Sub-Inspector Kan- haiya Lal. Sources in- formed that three chil- dren of the shelter home had died in the last eighteen days. A boy named Umesh died on June 3, while anoth- er boy Ravi Sen died on June 10. Twenty-six kids were shifted here from Narayan Seva San- sthan, Udaipur on May 22 and 24. Some of them were already ill when they were shifted here. Kid in a hospital Devji Patel meets Shah, raises Adarsh scam issue First India Bureau Jaipur: BJP MP from Jalore, Devji Patel on Tuesday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and discussed is- sues relating to Border Area Development Pro- gramme (BADP) of Ja- lore District. He also raised the Adarsh Cred- it Co-Operative Society scam and urged the un- ion home minister to resolve this matter so that investors can get their hard-earned mon- ey back. MP Devji Patel said that Sanchore, Chital- wana and Sarwana Po- lice Stations of Jalore district had been de- clared a notified area as international border on March 12, 1996. Devji Patel Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot BD KALLA, DHARIWAL TARGET UNION GOVT
  • 9. The language between true friends is not made of words but of meanings. —Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, CEO Editor-in-Chief, First India JAIPUR | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2022 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia 08 2NDFRONT POSTAL REG NO. JPC/004/2022-24 Shivendra Parmar Jaipur: Rajasthan Housing Board Com- missioner Pawan Arora said on Tuesday, that it is the result of the hard work and efficiency of the officers and person- nel of RHB that the Board is getting contin- uous awards and hon- ours one after the other at the national level, due to which the Board’s prestige has been re- stored among the com- mon man. Expressing happiness on receiving the SKOCH Gold Award, he congratulated the en- tire team of the Board. In the presence of the officers and em- ployees at the RHB Headquarters on Tues- day evening, Arora was presented the SKOCH Gold Award by Chief Engineer KC Meena and Deputy Housing Commission- er Prateek Srivastava. Itisworthmentioning that the SKOCH Group has conferred this ‘Gold Award’ to the Housing Boardduetothesuccess- es, transformation and innovations achieved by it, making Rajasthan as the leading state in the housing sector in the country .Onbehalf of the Board, Chief Engineer KC Meena and Deputy Housing Commissioner Prateek Srivastava had received the award at a function organised at India Habitat Centre in Delhi on Saturday . Ear- lier, the Board was awarded World Book of Records in house sales, honoured by National Real Estate Develop- ment Council and awarded by IBC too. RHB’S AWARD HONOURS RESULT OF HARD WORK OF PERSONNEL: PAWAN ARORA SKOCH GOLD AWARD PRESENTED TO RHB COMMISSIONER RHB Commissioner Pawan Arora being handed over the SKOCH Gold Award by Chief Engineer KC Meena Deputy Housing Commissioner Prateek Srivastava at RHB HQs in Jaipur on Tuesday. CMinspectsconstructionworkatRajasthan House, visits Bikaner Udaipur House too Kota-Bundi rlwy stns to be developed like airport: Birla First India Bureau New Delhi: CM Ashok Gehlot inspected the reconstruction works of Bikaner House in New Delhi on Tuesday. He directed to develop the original form of Bikaner House as a world-class centre by developing it in line with Rajasthani art and culture. During this, a power point presentation was given to the CM about the proposed recon- struction works in the second third phases under the Bikaner House Master Plan. Gehlot was informed that important heritage of Bikaner House would be used to pro- mote various creative, literary, art, cultural and tourism activities of Rajasthan. A perma- nent craft market will be set up in this new complex. Reviewing the recon- struction works of Ra- jasthan House, Udaipur House and Bikaner House, the CM said that the State Government has given special atten- tion to development and education of the youth. Udaipur House will be developed as “Nehru Yuva Transit Hostel and Facilitation Cen- tre” at a cost of 300 crore for Raj youth com- ing to the country’s capital. A building of 250 rooms will be con- structed here, in which facilities will be availa- ble for 500 students. A grand building in the form of Rajasthan House will be ready soon. After seeing the presentation of Bikan- er House, Gehlot also inspected CM’s Securi- ty Cell office located in premises and appreci- ated the conscientious- ness of the staff. Bhanwar S Charan Kota: World Class fa- cilities will be provided at Kota and Bundi rail- way stations which are being developed on the lines of airport, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Bir- la said. He said that work is being done under a ma- jor plan to strengthen rail facilities in Kota- Bundi parliamentary constituency . “Kota and Bundi railway stations will be developed on the lines of airport. Travel- lers will get world-class facilities at both the places,” he said. After inaugurating escalator and lift ser- vice at Kota railway sta- tion, Birla said that a plan of Rs 323 crore has been prepared for Kota and Dakaniya stations. In this, Rs 203.78 crore will be spent on Kota and Rs 119 crore will be spent on Dakania sta- tion. On the lines of the airport, on both these concourses, provision of seating arrange- ments and shops will be made for the passen- gers. Elaborate security arrangements will also be made at the stations. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot visits Bikaner House in New Delhi on Tuesday to review reconstruction works. Also seen here are Govind Singh Dotasra, Shubhra Singh, Dhiraj Shrivastava, Gyanchand Yadav, Lokesh Sharma and other officials. LS Speaker Om Birla inaugurates Escalator Lift services at the Railway Station in Kota on Tuesday. ‘ShekhawatmaincharacterinattempttotoppleRajgovt’ InflationandunemploymentincreasingbutBJPisinvolvedinpolarization, CMAshokGehlotsaid Rajeev Gaur Jodhpur: Chief Minis- ter Ashok Gehlot reached Jodhpur on Tuesday along with his wife Sunita Gehlot and PCC President Govind Singh Dotasra. On reaching Jodhpur air- port, Gehlot was re- ceived at the airport by Congress leaders. Tuesday being the 92nd birthday of Chief Minister Ashok Ge- hlot’s sister Vimla Devi, Gehlot flew to Jodhpur to wish her as well as take her blessings. While talking to me- dia at airport, the CM responded to remark made byUnionMinister GajendraSinghShekha- wat and also attacked the Centre on the issue related to the Agnipath scheme interrogation of Rahul Gandhi by ED. During this, PCC Presi- dent GS Dotasra also at- tacked the Centre. CM Gehlot said that the entire country is on fire due to Agnipath scheme. “But the gov- ernmenthasannounced to go ahead with this scheme, its govt’s arro- gance. Now is the time, PMModishouldnotface a situation like a farm- er’s movement. Retired officers should be talked to, dialogue is of great importance in a democ- racy through which many problems are re- solved. After that the decision should be tak- en.they announcedthat they will not withdraw the scheme. This is not bravery, but arrogance of the Centre. Provok- ing people, saying that those who participated in events won’t be in- cluded, this is an act of instigating violence. We appeal to youth to pro- test peacefully. They don’t even know how to rule,” he said. The CM also spoke on nation’s economic situ- ation. “What is the eco- nomic situation? What is the status of export- import? Problem of in- flation unemploy- ment is increasing. They are only engaged in polarization.” On Union Minister GS Shekhawat’s state- ment of being weak about Sachin Pilot, Ge- hlot said, “I still don’t understand what he is saying when he himself was the main character in toppling the govt.” On CBI raid at his brother’s house, Gehlot said that this is wrong . “Law is equal for all. If you are raided for being CM’s brother, then it is wrong. The court case is going on for 15 years. Now a new FIR has been registered. This is wrong,” he said. CONGRESS LEADERS MEET CM IN NEW DELHI Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot extends his best wished to his elder sister, Vimla Devi during a function organised to mark her 92nd Birthday in Jodhpur on Tuesday. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot poses for a family photograph during the function organised in Jodhpur on Tuesday.Also seen here are Sunita Gehlot,Vaibhav Himanshi Gehlot, Kashwini Gehlot and others. (Inset) Chief Minister interacts with his elder sister,Vimla Devi during the function in Jodhpur on Tuesday. Also seen here is Sunita Gehlot. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot with Congress leaders including GS Dotasra, Dr BD Kalla, Parsadi Lal Meena, Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, Pramod Jain Bhaya, Dr Subhash Garg, Rafeek Khan, Tikaram Jully, Mamta Bhupesh, Shakuntala Rawat, Bhajan Lal Jatav, Mahendra Choudhary, Dharmendra Rathore,Amit Chachan, Khiladi lal Bairwa, Manisha Panwar and others who called upon the CM at Jodhpur House in New Delhi on Tuesday and discussed about the Congress party’s future strategy. UAE GOLDEN VISA GRANTED Dr. Jagdeesh Chandra was granted Golden Visa by the UAE (United Arab Emirates) on Tuesday. Dr. Chandra received the 10 year Golden Visa in person in Dubai. The visa was granted to him for his outstanding work in the field of Journalism and promoting fashion and talent in Dubai. Dr. Jagdeesh Chandra hosted two seasons of Fashion Connect in Dubai, which were attended by the members of the royal family of Dubai and highly appreciated by everyone. Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has ap- proved the proposal to name the Government Adarsh Higher Secondary School at Gilakaur of Saikhala Panchayat Samiti in Jodhpur district af- ter freedom fighter Late Mangal Singh. Further- more, Gehlot has also approved the proposal to name the Government Higher Secondary School, Karawada of Jhothri Panchayat Samiti in Dungarpur district after the freedom fighter Late Dhulji Bhai Verma. With this decision of the Chief Minister, the younger generation will be able to take inspiration from the sacrifices, struggles and life ideals of the brave fighters who awakened the spirit of freedom. JODH, DUNGARPUR: CM’s NOD TO NAME SCHOOLS AFTER FREEDOM FIGHTERS Udaipur House will be built at a cost of `300 crore BJP destroying... Speaking to media in Delhi Gehlot said, “We have been stressing re- peatedly that Constitu- tion is being blown away, democracy is in danger. What can be a bigger proof than this that MP govt has been captured. We hear about Rs 35-35 crore given to each MLA. But we understood the mis- deeds they did in MP and acted on it.” Gehlot said that he is listening to conspiracy inMaharashtra. “MLAs have been taken to Su- rat. Now look at Maha- rashtra. No one will know what is happen- ing over there. This is their attempt to topple government, but their ambitions, in a way, have been exposed.” While addressing party workers at AICC HQs in Delhi, he said, “First it happened in MP, then in Raj. Now in Maharashtra. When justice isn’t given, one heads to judiciary but now Judiciary is under pressure. Where should a man go if he is under pres- sure? This is becom- ing a very dangerous game. These are fas- cist people. They wear only the mask of de- mocracy but do not be- lieve in it.” FROM PG 1
  • 10. A fter the release of Allu Arjun, Rash- mika Mandanna and Fahadh Faasil starrer Pushpa: The Rise in Decem- ber last year, fans are eagerly waiting for its sequel. And now even before Pushpa 2 has gone on the floors, speculations are rife that Rashmika’s character Srivalli might get killed in the sequel. According to the sourc- es, Pushpa producer Y. Ravi Shankar clarifies the rumours. “That’s all trash,” he states, fur- ther adding, “This is all nonsense. Until now we didn’t hear the story to be fair and frank, so it’s not like that, and all these are speculations. At this point in time, you write anything on that film, no one knows anything about that, so they believe in it. This is being carried by other websites and TV channels also, but it’s false news.” So Rashmika’s char- acter does live in part 2? “Ya ya, sure,” confirms Y. Ravi Shankar. 09 A nushka Sharma is prep- ping hard for her return to the movies. The ac- tress will be making her onscreen comeback after almost 3.5 years with Chak- da Xpress. In the biopic, Anushka will be telling Indian cricketer Jhulan Goswami’s life story. Anushka began her prep in February and has now started shoot- ing in Mumbai. “A film of this scale needed tre- mendous prep in all de- partments. It is a delight- ful script that intends to make strong statements,” Anushka told sources. After she wraps up the current shoot in Mumbai, Anushka and the crew are expected to fly to the UK next month for an extensive sched- ule. An ecstatic Anushka said, “It is a fact that women have to go that extra mile to earn their place in this patriarchal world. Jhulan Gos- wami’s life is a testimony to the fact that she carved her own desti- ny , and fought for every inch of the spotlight and recognition. I hope that I can do justice to the script.” T amannaah Bhatia made heads turn with her desi look as she was papped at the Mumbai airport. The actress gave out major goals on how to keep it simple yet stylish with an ethnic look and we are stunned. She opted for a blue floral Anarkali suit for the airport look and looked beautiful. With silver jhum- kas, she made a statement with her desi look. Tamannaah Bhatiacompletelythelookwith pink eye makeup and lipstick and also tied her hair into a sleek ponytail. She also carried a book in hand and posed for paps with her bright smile. A s we reported earlier that after his divorce from Samantha Ruth Prab- hu, Tollywood actor Naga Chaitan- ya is dating the Made In Heaven fame actress Sobhita Dhulipala. According to sources, the Thank You star was spotted with his ladylove at his new abode in Hy- derabad. The couple looked extremely comfortable in each other’s company . The fans claimed that Samantha is spreading false reports regarding the actor. Taking to Twitter, the Yashoda actress reacted to the same, “Rumours on girl – Must be true !! Rumours on boy – Planted by girl !! Grow up guys ..Parties in- volved have clearly moved on .. you should move on too !! Con- centrate on your work … on your families .. move on!!” JAIPUR, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2022 DESI LOOK Rashmika’s character killed in Pushpa 2? DATING RUMOURS ANUSHKA’S COMEBACK Kiara Advani Tamannaah Bhatia Spotted Samantha Ruth Prabhu Anushka Sharma Rashmika Mandanna www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/ thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia 3 YEARS OF KABIR SINGH hahid Kapoor and Kiara Ad- vani’s romantic drama film, Kabir Singh released in 2019. The film became one of the biggest hits of the year. It was a remake of Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Telugu film Arjun Reddy (2017) which starred Vi- jay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey in the lead. This film marked Shahid and Kiara’s first collaboration togeth- er and their camaraderie became the talk of the town in no time. Their siz- zling on-screen chemistry also won millions of hearts of their fans. Kabir Singh completed 3 years of release on Tuesday and on this spe- cial occasion, Shahid and Kiara shared a special video on their social media handle as they celebrated on the sets of Karan Johar’s chat show, Koffee With Karan S7. S Glimpse from Koffee with Karan S7 T o celebrate International Yoga Day, Bollywood cel- ebs have been taking to their social media han- dles to share pictures and videos of them doing Yoga and moti- vating their fans to practise the same. Alia too shared a cute video to wish her fans on this day and it featured her furry friend Edward too. The video begins with Edward walking away from the camera toward the actress who is sitting on her Yoga mat and is in the middle of performing Yoga. She has tied her hair in a bun and can be seen lying on the floor. As Edward walks toward her, Alia can be seen playing with it. Sharing this video, Alia wrote, “Happy Yoga Day from my Yoga partner and me”. Alia Bhatt YOGA WITH ALIA AND EDWARD
  • 11. 10 ETC JAIPUR | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2022 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia F A C E O F T H E D A Y VINNIE SONI, Blogger LEO JULY 24 - AUGUST 23 You need help on academic front and you should not shy away from asking. Your spouse may make you spend more than you expected. Fantastic day for investing money in stock market as you can make fortune. You miss your parents a lot and somewhere fear to loose them. LIBRA SEPT 24 - OCTOBER 22 Best day to buy gold and silver or any precious metal for investment sake. You love to live close to your family. You are a child at heart and never let this child die. You have a big heart and you always help someone if you can. Video gathering is possible with your social circle. ARIES MAR 21 - APR 20 This is the best time try something new with life give yourself a new purpose. You will feel amorous towards your wife. Work on your limitations, there can be no better time than this. You have more opposite sex friends than the same and you may be judged for it. SAGITTARIUS NOV 23 - DEC 22 Take stand where you need to, don’t run in the same direction where everybody else is going. Visit a doctor if you have any doubts about your health. Don’t attack stress even if you don’t have any. Let go of things that are not in your control. You will work hard to make your dream come true. GEMINI MAY 21 - JUNE 21 You are very fortunate to have a great friend circle. You are very generous by nature and also you are the backbone of your family. Today is a favourable day for business. You may postpone your study plans. Be careful of the words that come out of your mouth. AQUARIUS JAN 21 - FEB 19 You are opportunist and this will make you successful one day. Your spouse is someone who can do anything for your happiness. There may be delays in property possession and it won’t effect you. You are happy spending whole day at home. Help your mothers at home today. TAURUS APR 21 - MAY 20 Boisterous behaviour is what everyone needs right now, do whatever you can do to cheer everyone up. You will feel financially comfortable and infant you are in position to invest money in some new venture. Your personality will attract many eligible bachelors. CAPRICORN DEC 23 - JAN 20 Never demotivate someone even if someone is not capable of doing some- thing. You make sure to make things work your way. You are most wanted by your friends. You can have romantic affair in office and a serious one. You will invest money in clothes and accessories today. VIRGO AUG 24 - SEP 23 Don’t make friends for money and status rather make friends who will stick with you forever. You care about you lover but somehow hesitate in expressing that care. On social front, you may have to spend some extra money in buying gifts for someone for some specific occasion. CANCER JUNE 22 - JULY 23 You must create an environment of under- standing at home. You need a break from day to tensions and the way to cope up with stress is to meditate. You will succeed in any sort of examination if you put your heart and soul to it. Promotion can be expected. PISCES FEB20 - MARCH 20 Scrumptious food is what you are craving for today. You always maintain cordial relationship with everyone. You workout daily to keep yourself fit. You may start a side business to earn extra money. You are not a jealous kind and you feel happy for others. SCORPIO OCT 23 - NOVEMBER 22 You are a pro in your field and none can beat you. Female scorpios are lioness and women around are often jealous. You give tough competition to people. Many people get inspired by you. You will get special treatment from your dear ones. A good day for you. YOUR DAY Horoscope by Saurabbh Sachdeva TRAVEL TO EXPAND TRAVEL TO EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS YOUR HORIZONS hisweekIthought I’d share a slight- ly different kind of article. While my recent writ- ing has been about specific skills development and about bringing up children with a certain ethos, this week is about travel. Argu- ably one of the most fun pursuits, travel is also one of those activities that are as educative, as it is, im- mersive. Students who have the opportunity to travel can learn and grow immensely . How? EXPOSURE When one travels, one ex- poses oneself to different cultures, lifestyles, and people. In sampling the heritage, food, customs and traditions of a people un- known to oneself, one is enriched and one becomes knowledgeable about the world. Travel to different parts of the country and the world endows us with a new, fresh perspective. A global viewpoint. It makes us realize that in our eclec- tic diversity , which is to be preserved and celebrated, resides shared, common humanity that transcends boundaries, races, religion, language and creed. Travel then can be the most liber- ating, uplifting, evolution- ary pursuit there is. CREATIVITY Through travel, one also feels extremely inspired. The sights, sounds, people, and goings-on of a place can compel us to express our emotions in different ways. From the most obvi- ous travel writing to pho- tography, writing poetry, painting, and sketching; there are infinite ways of translating one’s experi- ences of a place. Inspira- tion is always readily at hand when one is travel- ling, and this can manifest incountlesscreativeforms. KNOW ONESELF Perhaps the greatest bene- ficiary of travel is one’s personality. Many happy accidents can take place along one’s travels. One could, for example, fall in love and find one’s life partner. In another in- stance, one could spot a rare kind of art or craft and realize it is that craft that is one’s calling. From tiny realizations about oneself and one’s charac- ter to big, life-changing moments and incidents; travel offers all this and more. To travel then, is to learn, completely . I urge everyone, espe- cially young children and students, to try and travel as much as possible. Never let any excuses come in the way of this. It isn’t neces- sary to travel abroad or to some unaffordable exotic destination. We are all blessed to live in a country that is a veritable gold- mine of diverse experi- ences and cultures, wait- ing to be discovered. Sharing a little sample of my travel writing, a snippet from a trip to Kol- kata. Happy reading, and bon voyage! ‘MY CITY OF JOY’ The bread for the day would come from four dif- ferent places. A loaf from Flury’s, one from Saturday club, another kind from Cookie Jar and a fourth, from a fourth place. As var- ied as this, were the experi- ences that Kolkata, the Cal- cutta of my childhood, would present, each time I’d be here, for at least a month, every summer va- cation. ‘Nani Badi’ was a dichotomous contradiction of fun and firmness, of adrenalin and routine, of merriment and meditative- ness. Calcutta is, charm- ing, addictive, chaotic, and charismatic, the beating heart of the holiday . Camouflaged in all its ivied glory , my grandfa- ther’s hundred and some- thing-year-old white green Victorian Bungalow, 5 Rainy Park, at the centre of Ballygunge, the grandi- ose backdrop of all the fes- tivities.Thehouse,aresting placeformychildhoodrem- nants, a place of respite, a sanctuaryof calm,anoasis, only real! That my grand- mother screaming at one and all, constantly , sounded to my ears, like soothing music, given the unsavoury tones of my own home back in Jaipur; made this ritual- istic visit to the ‘bungalow’, even more cathartic. Here, amid countless trips to the races, to Flury’s, to Sky- room, to Blue Fox, to the Oberoi and the Taj Bengal, to Saturday , Calcutta, Cal- cutta Swimming, RCGC clubs, AC Market and delec- tables at Vineet Snack Bar, to family lunches at ‘Kwali- ty’ on Park Street, to muri on Russel Street, to flying radio-controlled aircraft in the maidaan, to Badminton in the house lawns, to being introduced to The Doors and the Carpenters and the Beatles in my younger un- cle’s upstairs Bar; I lived, regained some modicum of a childhood. The moment I’d land in this wonderfully eccentric, poetic, talented city , the fog would lift, the heart would swell, and there’d be clarity of mind and purpose. The purpose is to be a child, to have fun, to just, be! My grandmother (nani) has always been an author- itarian, stern woman. But she provided and contin- ues to till today, the maxi- mum emotional support to me. When I was younger, it was by way of pampering. Boat pastries galore, Sand- esh by the dozens, and lat- er, be it my choice of sub- jects, vocation or life part- ner; my one constantly unwavering source of strength, to her, I owe at least half my sanity! My grandfather (nana), a dot- ing figure whose expres- sion of love I have known largely through his sheer generosity , indulgences, or advice (albeit at times questionable!); and that whenever I’d want some- thing, I’d only have to emit as much as the suggestion of a ‘cry’, and he’d order my mum to procure the de- sired item (a strategy espe- cially effective in public)! My younger uncle (mama), the ‘cool’ one, the one to look up to, idolize and emu- late. The man who’d done it all, from dj’ing to the Hima- layan Rally! Whether it was because he didn’t have a son of his own, or be- cause I am his sister’s son, perhaps a combination of the two, he has always showered me with lots of love, and lots of gifts. To me, however, the former, I cherish more. He made me want to be cool, and it is so important to have a ‘cool’ role model now isn’t it! Calcutta, today Kolkata, is much the same, though much changed as well. Now when I visit the city, my mind grapples with the vestiges of a time gone by. It feels like ancient history , not just the place but even my own time spent here. It is a strange feeling. It’s like I’m looking from the outside, in. It is vaguely familiar. The smells, the sights, déjà vu unlimited. The emotion, however, re- mains the same. No matter what happens within fami- lies, and to this city, Kolk- ata to me has been, and will always stay, my Cal- cutta, my City of Joy! KARTIK BAJORIA (the author is a Jaipur-based Communication Skills Educator Writer) T