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YOGI, MAURYA SLAM AKHILESH OVER
‘CHINA, NOT PAKISTAN’ REMARK
Lucknow: Chief Min-
ister Yogi Adityanath
on Tuesday accused the
Samajwadi Party of
promoting gun culture
and sought to corner its
president Akhilesh Ya-
dav over his remark
that India’s real enemy
is China, not Pakistan.
“Those who do not
think Pakistan is an en-
emy and consider Jin-
nah a friend, what can
be said about their edu-
cation and vision. They
call themselves social-
ists but the truth is that
‘tamanchawad’ (gun
culture) is running in
their veins,” Yogi Adi-
tyanath said in a tweet
in Hindi without taking
any name.
Deputy Chief Minis-
ter Keshav Prasad Mau-
rya said, “I believe Akh-
ilesh Yadav is probably
not well. A person who
has been the chief min-
ister of the biggest
state of the country
cannot pass such re-
marks.”
Maurya said the Sa-
majwadi Party will be-
come ‘Samaptwadi
Party’ on March 10, the
day when the votes will
be counted.
NEW CONTROVERSY
CM Yogi Adityanath with Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya at
the flagging off ceremony of BJP campaign chariots in Lucknow
on Saturday. Union Minister Anurag Thakur and party state chief
Swatantra Dev Singh were also present. —PHOTO BY ANI
LUCKNOW l WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022 l Pages 12 l 3.00 RNI NO. UPENG/2020/80229 l Vol 2 l Issue No. 76
PM lauds EC,India’s electoral
process at BJP’s workers meet
New Delhi: Prime Min-
ister Narendra Modi on
Tuesday while interact-
ingwithmembersof the
Bharatiya Janata Party
lauded Election Com-
mission and said that
India’s electoral process
has set a benchmark for
various counties.
“India is one of the
countries where the
Election Commission
(EC) can issue notices
to people and transfer
officials. Our EC and
electoral process set a
benchmark for various
countries,” said PM
Modi. PM Modi’s re-
mark on the election
commission comes on
the same day as India
celebrates National Vot-
ers Day
.
PM Modi was inter-
acting with panna sami-
ti members from Guja-
rat on audio via the
NaMo app. —ANI
NATIONAL
VOTERS’ DAY
MAJOR BLOW TO CONGRESS
SURGE IN HOME ISOLATION CASES
Anewbeginningforme:Cong’s
RPNSinghjumpsship,joinsBJP
New Delhi: In a major
setbacktoCongress,spe-
cially the Gandhi sib-
lings, and its aggressive
election efforts in UP,
CWC member & AICC
office bearer RPN Singh
quit the party on Tues-
day and joined the BJP.
Singh was a minister of
state in the UPA II gov-
ernment.
“Today, at a time, we
are celebrating forma-
tion of our great Repub-
lic, I begin a new chap-
ter in my political jour-
ney
. Jai Hind,” he tweet-
ed along with his resig-
nation letter addressed
to Cong Prez Sonia Gan-
dhi. “This is a new be-
ginning for me & I look
forward to my contribu-
tion to nation-building
under visionary leader-
ship & guidance of PM
Modi, BJP Prez JP Na-
dda & Home Minister
Amit Shah,”Singh
tweeted. —PTI
‘BJP leadership
‘cutting Yogi to
size’: Priyanka
Gandhi
New Delhi: Congress
leader Priyanka Gandhi
Vadra said fielding CM
Yogi from his home turf
Gorakhpur Priyanka
said, “Looks to me like
his leadership is at-
tempting
to cut him
to size. It’s
an open
s e c r e t
that they
have been
wanting to do so for
sometime. Their inter-
nal pushes & pulls are
beginning to reveal
themselves in public
now. I suppose in an au-
tocratic system like
theirs, there can only be
one supreme leader,”
Cong gen secy said.—PTI
RPN’s IMPACT ON POLLS & PARTY
Electorally, his exit from the grand old party will have
limited impact given that he is not a pan-UP leader
& his sphere of influence is confined to Kushi Nagar
LS seat, adjoining Gorakhpur, which he represented in
2009. His old Assembly seat of Padrauna, which he rep-
resented thrice from 1996 - 2009, falls in Kushi Nagar.
But Singh’s exit is politically damaging to Congress as
he is considered to be one of the ‘Gen Next’ leaders.
Though he is 57 yrs old, he was seen as among leaders
who would be part of Rahul Gandhi’s future Congress.
The battle which Congress party is
fighting can be fought only with brav-
ery ... It requires courage, strength and
Priyanka Gandhi Ji has said that coward people
can’t fight it —Supriya Shrinate, Congress spokesperson
Union Minister Mandaviya directs
states, UTs to bolster teleconsultations
New Delhi: In view of
a substantial number
of COVID-19 patients
recuperating in home
isolation,UnionHealth
Minister Mansukh
Mandaviyainteracting
with health mins, bu-
reaucrats & adminis-
trators of 9 states &
UTs asked to focus on
expanding reach of tel-
econsultation services
to provide timely
healthcare. —PTI
STEALTH OMICRON SYMPTOMS DIFFICULT
TO DISCERN FROM DELTA, SAYS EXPERT
In recent findings, it came to light that it is difficult
to differentiate between Delta & BA.2, infectious
sub-variant Omicron, or so-called stealth variant un-
less genome sequencing is done. Explaining this, Dr
Harsh Mahajan, Founder-Chief Radiologist, Mahajan
Imaging said, “What happens in BA.2, an Omicron
sub-variant, is that S-gene drop-off doesn’t happen
with RT-PCR. It’s also known as ‘stealth variant’ as
it’s similar on thermo fisher RT-PCR kit, to what
Delta was.”“Hence if we don’t do genome sequenc-
ing, we won’t be able to differentiate between Delta
& this so-called stealth variant or BA.2”. —ANI
The press and offices of
First India will remain
closed on January 26,
2022, on account of
Republic Day. There will,
therefore, be no edition of
the paper on January 27,
2022. —Editor
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REPUBLIC DAY 2022
PADMA AWARDS ANNOUNCED
The Padma Bhushan will also be conferred on Congress
leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella,
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and SII MD Cyrus Poonawalla
PadmaVibhushantoGen
Rawat,KalyanSingh
n the eve of the
Republic Day,
the Centre on
Tuesday an-
nounced the
list of recipients of
Padma awards. Among
other honours, first
CDS late General Bipin
Rawat & former Uttar
Pradesh CM Kalyan
Singh have been award-
ed the Padma Vibhush-
an.
The Padma Bhushan
will be conferred on
Cong leader Ghulam
Nabi Azad, ex-WB CM
Buddhadeb Bhattachar-
jee, Microsoft CEO
Satya Nadella, Alpha-
bet CEO Sundar Pichai
& SII MD Cyrus Poona-
walla. Covaxin maker
Bharat Biotech Chair-
man Krishna Ella, his
co-founder wife Suchi-
tra Ella.
Olympians Neeraj
Chopra, Pramod Bha-
gat Vandana Kataria,
and singer Sonu Nigam
will be awarded the
Padma Shri.
R-Day: President Kovind remembers
contribution of India’s freedom fighters
New Delhi: During his
address to the country
on Republic Day eve,
President Ram Nath
Kovind remembered the
contribution of freedom
fighters in India’s inde-
pendence movement.
“On this occasion, let us
also remember the great
freedom fighters who
showed incomparable
courage in their pursuit
of the dream of Swaraj
and fired up the people
to fight for it”. “Two
days ago, on January
23, all of us observed
the 125th birth anniver-
sary of Netaji Subhas
Chandra Bose who had
adopted the energising
salutation of ‘Jai Hind’.
His quest for independ-
ence and his ambition
to make India proud
inspired all of us,” said
president Kovind while
remembering Netaji.
O
RAJIV MEHRISHI AND 4 OTHERS
FROM RAJ GET PADMA AWARDS
Mehrishi gets Padma Bhushan. Four others -
Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia, Avani Lekhara;
Chandraprakash Dwivedi and Ramdayal Sharma
for arts, also named for Padma awards
Aditi Nagar
New Delhi: Former
Rajasthan Chief Sec-
retary- IAS Rajiv
Mehrishi - has been
named as a recipient
of the prestigious
Padma Bhushan
award. On Tuesday
,
President Ram Nath
Kovind gave his ap-
proval to this effect
after which Home
Secretary called and
congratulated Mehri-
shi, who has been
named for the award
for excellent services
as a bureaucrat.
Mehrishi has been
the former Home Sec-
retary& FinanceSec-
retary of the country
& also served as CAG
from 2017 to 2020.
Mehrishi has been
appointed as Chair-
man of NSE IFSC, a
wholly owned sub-
sidiary of National
Stock Exchange.
OLYMPIAN NEERAJ CHOPRA GETS
PARAM VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL
SECURITY BEEFED UP AHEAD OF R-DAY,
FRS INSTALLED @ 30 LOCATIONS
939 POLICE MEDALS
ANNOUNCED
Subedar Neeraj Chopra, first Indian
track & field athlete to win a gold
medal at Olympic games & serv-
ing in Indian Army’s 4 Rajputana
Rifles, has been awarded Param
Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) for
his distinguished service. Chopra’s
name figures in list of Army per-
sonnel awarded for their gallantry.
In order to keep check on people coming to watch
R-Day Parade, Delhi cops installed Facial Recognition
Systems & CCTV cameras to strengthen security. “We
have installed Facial Recognition Systems at 30 different
locations, including 6 entry points for frisking. FRS has a
database of 50,000 suspected criminals,” they said.
A total of 939 service
medals, including 189 for
gallantry, was announced
by Centre for personnel
of various central & state
police forces on the eve of
Republic Day.
COPS PUT POSTERS
OF TERRORISTS
Delhi Police put up 4
posters of suspected
Al-Qaeda terrorists near
Hanuman Mandir in
Connaught Place, that
mentioned 4 individuals
having links with group.
CRUCIAL READ
SENSEX SOARS
366.64 PTS TO
END AT 57,858
DELHI: 8-YR-OLD
GIRL GANG-
RAPED, TWO
DETAINED
New Delhi: On Tues-
day, he BSE Sensex
ended 366.64 points
or 0.64 per cent
higher at 57,858.15.
Similarly, the NSE Nif-
ty rose 128.85 points
or 0.75 per cent to
close at 17,277.95.
New Delhi: The
Delhi Commission for
Women (DCW) has
sent a notice to the
police seeking imme-
diate action against a
group of unidentified
men who allegedly
raped an eight-year-
old girl. The girl is
currently in the ICU
“battling for life”,
according to DCW
chairperson Swati
Maliwal. The police
said they received
the notice and have
started investigation.
Two suspects have
been detained.
Foreignfundinglicence:
NoSCrelieffor6kNGOs
SC seeks Centre,
EC response on
poll freebies
New Delhi: SC on Tues-
day issued notices to
Centre & EC seeking
their response to a PIL
seeking a direction to
seize election symbol or
de-register a political
party that promises or
distributes ‘irrational
freebies’ from public
funds before polls. A
bench comprising CJI
NV Ramana & Justices
AS Bopanna & Hima
Kohli observed, “It is a
serious issue & freebies
budget goes beyond reg-
ular budget. Eventhough
its not a corrupt practice,
but it creates a uneven
playing field.” —PTI
New Delhi: The Su-
preme Court has de-
clined immediate relief
to NGOs including Mis-
sionaries of Charity
who lost FCRA registra-
tion after the Centre
said that the extension
of the licence was given
to NGOs which filed ap-
plications.
Refusing to pass an
interim order to protect
the 6,000 NGOs, the
court asked them to
make a presentation be-
fore the Centre for the
renewal, which would
then take a decision as
per the law.
The top court said it
does not want to inter-
fere in the matter and
that the NGOs should
first approach the gov-
ernment. If they are
unhappy with deci-
sions, the matter could
be heard in court. —PTI
CORONA
CATASTROPHE
UP
11,583
NEW
CASES
1,854
NEW CASES
IN LUCKNOW
15
NEW DEATHS
UTTAR PRADESH
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BATTLE FOR MUSLIM VOTES INTENSIFIES
First India Bureau
Lucknow: With the All
India Majlis-e-Ittehadul
Muslimeen (AIMIM),
led by Asaduddin Owai-
si, having fielded Maul-
ana Umair Madani
from the Deoband As-
sembly seat in Saharan-
pur district, the fight
for Muslim votes in
western Uttar Pradesh
is bound to intensify.
Maulana Umair Mada-
ni comes from a promi-
nent Madani family of
Deoband.
His father Maulana
Masood Madani was a
former minister in the
Uttarakhand govern-
ment, his uncle Maula-
na Mahmood Madani
is president of Jamiat
Ulama-i-Hind and his
grandfather Arshad
Masani is principal of
Islamic seminary of
Darul Uloom Deobad.
The family wields con-
siderable influence
over Muslims in the
region.
“The entry of the
Madani family mem-
ber in the Assembly
polls has made the con-
test interesting in the
western UP region be-
cause of the influence
they have over the lo-
cal people,” said Tau-
fiq Qureshi, a local
journalist.
The Muslim vote is
decisive in deciding the
fate of candidates in Sa-
haranpur and adjoining
districts.
The SP, BSP and
AIMIM are vying for
Muslim votes to ensure
victory of their candi-
dates in t Rohilkhand
region.
AIMIM has fielded
Mushir Tareen from the
Sambhal, Shakeel
Ashrafi from Asmoli
Assembly seat, Lalita
Kumar from Nagina
seat, Mohiuddeen from
Barhapur seat, Khalid
Zama from Bilari seat,
Maulana Laique from
Nanpara seat and Haji
Qumail Ashraf Khan
from Kursi assembly
seat.
Interestingly, the Ba-
hujan Samaj Party is
also making a bid for
Muslim votes. The par-
ty has fielded 16 Mus-
lims in constituencies
that go to polls in the
first phase and 23 in the
second phase.
The Bhagidari Pari-
vartan Morcha formed
by Owaisi includes the
Jan Adhikari Party led
by Babu Singh Kushwa-
ha, the Bharat Mukti
Morcha led by Vaman
Meshram, Janata Kran-
ti Party led by Anil Sin-
gh Chauhan and
Bharatiya Vanchit Sa-
maj Party led by Ram
Prasad Kashyap.
The SP, BSP and AIMIM are vying for Muslim votes to ensure victory of their candidates in Rohilkhand in UP
—FILE PHOTO
NEW FRONT
First India Bureau
Lucknow: They are
children of political
leaders, who have
served as quintessen-
tial backroom boys
when their parents
contested the elections.
Now these backroom
boys are yearning to
take to the centre stage
of UP politics by con-
testing elections and
their parents are lobby-
ing for their tickets.
Neeraj Singh, the
younger son of Union
Defence Minister Ra-
jnath Singh, had man-
aged the campaign of
his father along with a
dedicated team of
workers in 2014 and
2019.
Neeraj is now aspir-
ing for a ticket for him-
self from Lucknow
while his elder brother
Pankaj is already seek-
ing re-election from his
Noida seat. Lobbying
for Neeraj is being
done very discreetly in
Delhi.
BJP MP Rita Bahu-
guna Joshi has been
very vocally lobbying
for a ticket for her son
Mayank Joshi, who
had managed her cam-
paign in the 2017 As-
sembly polls and then
the 2019 Lok Sabha
polls. He gave up his
job in the UK to help
his mother in her polit-
ical career.
Rita is wanting the
Lucknow Cantt seat
that she won in 2017 for
Mayank and has even
offered to quit her Lok
Sabha seat if the ‘one
family, one ticket’ rule
applies in the party
.
Aditya Yadav, son of
Shivpal Singh Yadav, is
another son who is as-
piring for an electoral
debut in these elec-
tions. Shivpal Singh
Yadav is contesting his
Jaswantnagar seat and
Aditya is eyeing anoth-
er seat.
Aditya is also seen
meeting party workers
from all over the state
and addressing issues
related to the party
. SP
sources said that Akh-
ilesh Yadav is averse to
fielding family mem-
bers in these elections
in order to demolish
the nepotism charge
and Aditya may finally
not get a ticket.
BJP MP Jagdambika
Pal is also trying for a
ticket for his son
Abhishek Pal from Sid-
dhartha Nagar while
BJP MP Kaushal
Kishore too is aspiring
for a ticket for his sons,
Vikas and Ayush, from
rural constituencies of
Lucknow.
At least two Gover-
nors, Kalraj Mishra of
Rajasthan and Phagu
Chauhan of Bihar, are
also trying for tickets
for their sons.
Once backroom boys, now transforming into aspiring MLAs
POLL WINDOW
BJP MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi with her son Mayank Joshi who
left his UK job to help his mother in politics. —FILE PHOTO
For peaceful polls:
Over 44,000
challaned in
Muzaffarnagar
Lucknow: Over
44,000 people have
been challaned
and 1,038 crimi-
nals were booked
under the Gang-
sters Act in the
district so far to
ensure peaceful
and fair poll, a
senior official
said.
According to
DistrictMagistrate
Chander Bhushan
Singh, the action
hasalsobeentaken
under Goonda Act
against 416 people
of which 83 were
expelled for six
months as a pre-
cautionary meas-
ure.Meanwhile,
SSP Abhishek Ya-
dav said that to en-
sure peaceful
polls, 16 arms
manufacturing
factories were
busted in the dis-
trict recently and
large number of
illegal arms and
ammunition was
seized in the
district. —PTI
DHARMIK YATRA!
Ramanandacharya’s procession being taken out from Khak Chowk in the Magh Mela area, in Prayagraj on Tuesday.
Rainbow combination with
OBC majority in SP’s 1st list
First India Bureau
Lucknow: The Sama-
jwadi Party has fallen
back on “social engi-
neering” of its own to
reach out to several
communities in tickets
distribution. The party
in its first list of 159
candidates has given
largest chunk of 52
seats to non-Yadav
OBCs. The party, while
laying emphasis on
backward communities
in ticket distribution,
has given indication
that route to power goes
through this section of
the society
.
The list also included
31 Muslims, 10 Brah-
mins, 31 Dalits, 18 Ya-
davs, five Thakurs, nine
Vaish, two sikhs and
one Kayastha. The SP
president Akhilesh Ya-
dav has thus tried to
present a rainbow coali-
tion of communities in
his first list. The SP has
so far given 11 tickets to
women.
His uncle Shivpal Ya-
dav will contest from
his traditional seat Jas-
want Nagar (Etawah).
Otherprominentnames
in the list are Dharam
Singh Saini (Nukur),
Nahid Hasan (Kairana),
Mohd Azam Khan
(Rampur), his son Ab-
dullah (Swar Tanda). In
the first list the party
has given ticket to 27 sit-
ting MLAs. There are a
total 48 SP MLAs. The
party has also adjusted
those who had come
from other parties.
Interestingly except
Shivpal Yadav none
from Yadav family has
so far been given ticket
to contest UP election.
Akhilesh will be con-
testing election from
Karhal in Mainpuri.
The SP’s ally Rashtriya
Lok Dal (RLD) which
will be contesting on 33
seats from West UP has
so far given tickets to 14
OBCs, including 10 Jats,
two Gurjars, five Mus-
lims, three Brahmins,
two Thakurs and Saini
and Vaish one each. The
seat allocation to an-
other ally-Suheldeo
Bharatiya Samaj Party
(SBSP) is yet to be made.
It is learnt another ally
Apna Dal (K) president
Krishna Patel will be
contesting election
from Rohaniya in Mir-
zapur.
The ruling BJP and
main opposition SP
have cast their lot be-
hind the well-en-
trenched backward
communities to win the
UP elections.
The SP has been mak-
ing efforts to widen its
base by reaching out to
non-Yadav OBCs, as it
was reflected in its first
list.
Similarly, the BJP,
which has so far de-
clared 196 candidates
has given tickets to 76
OBC, 34 Thakur, 24
Brahmins, 38 Dalits, 13
Vaish, six Punjabis,
three Tyagis and two
Kayastha. Thus, the
BJP and SP have been
trying to match each
other in caste combina-
tion in the ticket distri-
bution.
The BJP has fielded
26 women.
Similar tactics of social
engineering has also
been adopted by the
BSP which has been try-
ing to regain lost
ground by following
Dalit-Muslim-Brahmi-
OBC formula in the
ticket distribution.
It is to be noted that
Akhilesh Yadav has
been trying to throw
away “Yadav Tag” by
aggressively reaching
out to non-Yadav OBCs,
which was amply dem-
onstration in induction
of BJP ministers Swa-
mi Prasad Maurya,
Dara Singh Chauhan
and Dharm Singh Saini
into SP. The SP’s move
has also largely made
the UP election bipolar.
UP min gets EC notice for son distributing cash
Lucknow: After the
video of the son of UP
minister Anil Sharma,
the BJP candidate from
Shikarpur assembly
segment, allegedly dis-
tributing money to peo-
ple went viral, the re-
turning officer for the
constituency has
sought the minister’s explanation within 24
hours. The viral video
purportedly shows
Sharma’s son Kush dis-
tributing Rs 100 notes to
people amid the sounds
of drum beats near his
vehicle.
It has been claimed
that people taking mon-
ey from Minister’s son
were drummers. —PTI
NOMINATION OF MAN ACCUSED OF 2018
BULANSHAHR MOB VIOLENCE REJECTED
B u l a n d s h a h r : The
nomination of Yogesh
Raj, who was briefly ar-
rested for his alleged
role in the 2018 mob vio-
lence in Uttar Pradesh’s
Bulandshahr, has been
rejected for the state As-
sembly elections, offi-
cials said Tuesday
.
He had put forth his
candidature as an inde-
pendent candidate from
the Syana Assembly
seat in Bulandshahr
district, according to lo-
cal election officials.
The nomination pa-
pers had been filed un-
der the name Yogesh
Kumar but rejected dur-
ing the scrutiny process
on Monday over incom-
plete information, the
officials said.
In the affidavit, the
Class 12 pass has men-
tioned his age as 26 and
also declared that there
are two criminal cases
against him in which
verdict is awaited. This
included the 2018 mob
violence episode for
which he was arrested.
Police Inspector Sub-
odh Kumar Singh and
local resident Sumit
had died of bullet inju-
ries after the violence
broke out in the Syana
area of Bulandshahr in
December 2018.Yogesh
Raj was among 80 peo-
ple, of which 27 were
named and rest were
‘unknown’. —PTI
Yogesh Raj —FILE PHOTO
Yogesh’s
Nomination
papers were
rejected due to
incomplete
information
—FILE PHOTO
EC issues notification for
third phase of UP elections
Lucknow: The State
Election Commission
on Tuesday issued the
notification for the
third-phase assembly
election in Uttar
Pradesh.
In the third of the
seven-phase elections,
polling will be held in
59 assembly seats
spread over 16 districts
on February 20.The dis-
tricts are Hathras, Firo-
zabad, Etah, Kasganj,
Mainpuri, Far-
rukhabad, Kannauj,
Etawah, Auraiya, Kan-
pur Dehat, Kanpur Na-
gar, Jalaun, Jhansi, Lal-
itpur, Hamirpur and
Mahoba. —PTI
— PHOTO BY ANI
—FILE PHOTO
—FILE PHOTO
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CRUCIAL READ
CONGRESS HAS BECOME A LOCAL
PARTY: MUKHTAR ABBAS NAQVI
New Delhi: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on
Tuesday hit out at Congress stating that the nega-
tive politics of the national political party has turned
it into a local party. ‘Congress used to be a national
party earlier, but now it has become a local party
due to its negative politics. Everyone can see the
condition of the party today,” Naqvi said. “People
who think that power is their birthright, they suffer
like this only,” he added.
OVER 11K NEW
COVID CASES IN
UP, 1,850 IN LKO
Lucknow: One Cov-
id-19 patient died while
1,854 fresh cases were
reported in the last
24 hours in Lucknow
as the state recorded
a total of 11,583 new
cases of Covid and 15
deaths on Tuesday.
Two deaths each were
reported from Ghazi-
abad and Moradabad
districts. Uttar Pradesh
also reported 18,875
recoveries in the last
24 hours. The number
of active cases in the
state now stands at
86,563 and in Lucknow
it is 16,022.
SLOGANS RAISED
AGAINST BJP MLA
ONVISITTOVILLAGE
CONGRESS VETERAN ANAND PRAKASH
RESIGNS ALLEGING NEGLECT OF WORKERS
Muzaffarnagar: Umesh
Malik, incumbent BJP
MLA from Budhana
constituency and also
the party’s nominee for
the upcoming polls,
faced the ire of the
people as he walked
through an alley on
Tuesday. The MLA,
along with his support-
ers, was at Rasool-
pur Jatan village, in
connection with some
election-related work.
The villagers gathered
on both sides of the
alley and shouted slo-
gans against Malik and
the BJP.
Barabanki: Veteran Congress leader and former MP
Anand Prakash Gautam resigned from the party alleg-
ing neglect of workers. Gautam alleged due to money
and muscle power of prominent leaders in the district,
grassroot and hardworking workers were being
neglected. Gautam was a member of Rajya Sabha for
two terms. Without taking the name of former MP PL
Punia, Gautam alleged a senior leader of the party was
trying to ‘fix his equations’ to make his son win from
Jaidpur seat and has no time for other candidates.
First India Bureau
Lucknow: The Yogi
governmenthasimple-
mented a slew of pre-
ventive measures to
checkthethirdwaveof
the Covid pandemic.
Under the stringent
containment mecha-
nism implemented to
check spread of Cov-
id-19, the government
has not only imposed
night curfews across
the state, but also, has
stepped up vigilance
in all 75 districts and
surveillance on the
state borders.
Nearly 73,000 sur-
veillance committees,
that played an effec-
tive role in bringing
down the spread of
Covid, have been re-
activated in urban
and rural areas in
light of the third
wave. Industrial units
have been asked to set
up Covid help desks
and daycare centres.
Under the drive,
from January 24 to 29,
healthcare workers
including ASHAs, an-
ganwadi workers,
members of surveil-
lance committees are
visiting houses to
bring down transmis-
sion levels. In addi-
tion, a list of infants
and newborns who
have not been inocu-
lated with essential
vaccines yet, is also
being prepared. Be-
sides, people yet to get
vaxed against Covid
are being identified.
First India Bureau
Lucknow: A police
constable, deployed in
security of HC Justice
near CM residence
here, received bullet
injury early in the
morning.
R a g h v e n d r a
Mishra, ADC (Cen-
tral) here said consta-
ble Manoj Kumar
Maurya, posted in 30
Pradeshik Armed
Constabulary (PAC),
was deployed in HC
Judge Rakesh Srivas-
tava’s security
.
When he was on
duty his loaded rifle
slipped from his hand
and it fired, and the
bullet penetrated chin
of the constable. He
was rushed to the
trauma centre where
his condition was stat-
ed to be critical.
Hesaid guardswere
on3-hrshiftandManoj
was on duty from 0100
hrsto0400hrsonTues-
day
. The incident oc-
curred at around 0330
hrs and Mishra was
rushed to Civil hospi-
tal from where he was
referred to Trauma
centre when his condi-
tion worsened.
Lucknow: Banonphys-
ical electioneering for
the assembly polls amid
a spurt in Covid cases
has taken a toll on the
shops selling publicity
material with people in
the business complain-
ing that they are not
even able to meet their
daily expenses.
The shops equipped
with colourful publicity
material, dotting the ar-
eas adjacent to different
political party offices in
the state capital, await
buyers even though the
partyofficesinthevicin-
ity continue to witness a
heavyturnoutof leaders
and ticket seekers.
TheElectionCommis-
sion has extended the
ban till January 31 on
physical poll rallies and
roadshows ahead of the
next month’s assembly
elections in five states.
The curb was imposed
by the poll panel while
announcingtheschedule
earlier this month on ac-
countof asurgeinCovid
cases in the country
.
“Every day I think it
would be a better busi-
ness but so far it has
been very bad. I have
three workers employed
at the shop and I am not
able to meet their ex-
pensesunderthepresent
conditions,”
Raghuraj Pal, owner
of a decades-old shop,
Raghuraj Pal Enterpris-
es, next to the state BJP
headquarters, said.
“The sale is not even
matching what we were
earning before the elec-
tions were announced,”
he said, adding like oth-
ers, he too is waiting for
January 30 when the
Election Commission is
to review the situation
and take a call on allow-
ing rallies and public
meetings which require
a large quantity of pub-
licity material.
“Wehadtakenthema-
terial worth lakhs of ru-
pees on credit and when
we get reminders for
payment it becomes dif-
ficult to give them a sat-
isfactoryreply
,”Palsaid.
The scene near the
main opposition Sama-
jwadi Party office is no
different.
Anil Saxena of Saxe-
na Bandhu, in front of
the SP office, said there
are no takers for the poll
campaign material pres-
ently with digital cam-
paigning for the elec-
tions taking the centre
stage.
“I got the material
from Delhi, Ahmedabad
and Hyderabad for the
elections.Butbecauseof
digital campaigning,
there are no takers for
the traditional means of
publicity
,” Saxena,
whose shop sells poll
campaign material only
for the SP said.
Next to Saxena’s shop
is Ayushi Enterprises
with its proprietor
Ayushi Saxena ruing
next-to-nil sale of her
poll campaign wares,
which she also blames
on the delay in finalisa-
tion of candidates.
“We used to wait for
elections thinking we
will be able to do good
business but had never
imagined that it would
be like this. People are
not buying even caps for
Rs 30 or stoles,” she said.
Shopkeepers had col-
lected huge stock which
was the main worry
, she
said. Car stickers with
thepictureof candidates
were a hot selling item
but as candidates have
not been decided, the or-
ders for the same are not
coming, she said.
Interestingly
, Pal,
owner of campaign ma-
terial shop next to the
BJP office, said, “The
BJP being the ruling
party
, its supporters and
leaders are strictly fol-
lowingtheECdirectives,
resultinginnosaleatmy
shop.” —PTI
STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY
CS Durga Prasad Mishra, Divisional Commissioner Ranjan Kumar, DM Abhishek Prakash and other officers along with volunteers at
the voter awareness drive programme organised on National Voters’ Day at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan on Tuesday.
PUBLICITY MATERIAL BIZ HARD HIT
BYBANONPHYSICALCAMPAIGNING
Seeing Covid surge, the Election Commission imposed ban on rallies & roadshows for polls till Jan 31
A cutout of PM Modi and other election material on sale at a shop near the BJP headquarters in Lucknow
‘EVEN CAPS ARE NOT SELLING’
73k surveillance
committeesactivated
CM AT FOREFRONT
Accidental firing injures
cop on guard of judge
—PHOTO
BY
ASHOK
DUTTA
—PHOTO
BY
ASHOK
DUTTA
PERSPECTIVE
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REPUBLIC SHOULD BECOME
STRONGER IN THE LIGHT OF
Amrit Mahotsav of Independence is a festival to make us realize the real secret of freedom
in the light of the glorious traditions of our national love, harmony, and spirituality
‘AmritMahotsav’
hen the country became inde-
pendent, we did not have any sov-
ereign constitution of our own.
Republic Day is very important
because the Constitution came
into force on this day
. The Indian
Constitution is the largest hand-
written constitution in the world.
I consider it a global document of
human rights and duties. If there
is a reliable system for the protec-
tion of human rights, then it is in
the Indian Constitution itself.
Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of
the Nation, had once said that ‘the
Ganges of rights flows from the
Himalayas of duties’. The Consti-
tution is the decorum of freedom.
The whole country is celebrat-
ing the Amrit Mahotsav of Inde-
pendence at this time. There is
also a need to think deeply in the
context of this Mahotsav on the
occasion of Republic Day. Be-
cause, for the first time this has
happened when the Mahotsav is
being celebrated at various levels
across the country for keeping
the memory of our freedom fight-
ers alive, to keep the culture and
glorious history of the country
intact in the light of the events
related to the freedom movement.
Consider that we are all illumi-
nated by the sun and the light of
the sun is reflected on the earth
by becoming moonlight. Moon is
immortal. Having nectar-like
rays. Its rays never fade. It is in-
destructible due to being imbued
with the nectar element. I also
consider Indian culture to be in-
exhaustible in the same way
.
The Amrit Mahotsav of Inde-
pendence is a festival to make us
realize the real secret of freedom
in the light of the glorious tradi-
tions of our national love, har-
mony, and spirituality
. It is dedi-
catedtothosepeople,duetowhich
the country became self-reliant in
various fields. It is dedicated to
the achievements of those who
wrote incredible success stories
to make the country strong and
prosperous. Public participation
hasbeenensuredintheall-around
development of the country
. The
aim is that the small efforts and
changes that have been made for
the pride of the country at the lo-
cal level for the spirit of self-reli-
ant India can take the form of
national achievement. The real
objective of this festival is to pre-
serve the history of efforts made
for great successes in each state
and every region of India so as to
inspire future generations. I also
call it the inspirational festival of
the new generation.
After independence, a strong
foundation of development in the
country was laid based on
planned development in each
area under the constitution. The
philosophy associated with Indi-
an culture, the lofty life tradi-
tions we have - the Constitution
explains it in a way
. I believe that
a nation is not just a landmass. It
is a thought in itself. The mean-
ing of seeing the country in the
noun of thought is a nation in
which there is no distinction be-
tween men and women based on
caste and religion. Where experi-
ence and knowledge are partners.
Bharat itself means that great
tradition of knowledge and phi-
losophy in which the essence
from the Vedic hymns to the Ad-
vaita philosophy of Adi Shanka-
racharya comes. Our nation has
given the message of considering
the whole world as our family
with the formula of ‘Vasudhaiva
Kutumbakam’.
Today the country is progress-
ing rapidly by providing social,
economic, mental, political free-
dom to women, social and eco-
nomic backward, disabled, and
tribals. But I believe that the real
goal will be accomplished only
when the person standing in the
last row gets equality and justice.
It is imperative that our new gen-
eration become self-reliant, and
be educated in human values. It
is the duty of all of us that we
should be fully engaged in achiev-
ing the bigger goals of self-reli-
ance. Post-covid pandemic, the
world will be new. There will be a
new system, and I am sure this
new system will be inspired by
the lofty values of Indian culture.
Because even in the difficult
times of covid, we supplied med-
icines and vaccines not only for
ours but to other countries of the
world keeping in view the world
humanity
.
The country has achieved
great successes in various fields
in the last 75 years despite diffi-
cult challenges. India, which
once faced a shortage of food
grains, is today the world’s larg-
est exporter of food grains. The
country has today become a glob-
al supplier of vaccines in the era
of the pandemic, recovering from
the lack of health services. With
the emerging nationalism, today
the country has taken a big leap
in information technology and
special knowledge-based indus-
tries. We have achieved food secu-
rity for a large population. There
is no area in which India is not
moving fast.
Come, on Republic Day today
, in
the light of ‘Azadi Ke Amrit Ma-
hotsav’,letusalltrywithdetermi-
nation to take the nation on the
path of knowledge and develop-
ment. Create new avenues for the
progress of the country
. May eve-
ryone’s happiness be collective
happiness and sorrow collective
sorrow. We should be proud of the
nation’s pride, with this collective
spirit, on Republic Day, let us all
pave the way for the all-around
development of the country
.
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY
THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL
Come, on Republic Day
today, in the light of
‘Azadi Ke Amrit
Mahotsav’, let us all try
with determination to
take the nation on the
path of knowledge and
development. Create new
avenues for the progress
of the country. May
everyone’s happiness be
collective happiness and
sorrow collective sorrow.
We should be proud of the
nation’s pride, with this
collective spirit, on
Republic Day, let us
all pave the way for the
all-around development
of the country
W
KALRAJ MISHRA
The writer is Governor of Rajasthan
The whole country is celebrating the Amrit
Mahotsav of Independence at this time. There is also a
need to think deeply in the context of this Mahotsav on the
occasion of Republic Day. Because, for the first time this
has happened when the Mahotsav is being
celebrated at various levels across the country for
keeping the memory of our freedom fighters alive, to keep
the culture and glorious history of the country intact
in the light of the events related to the freedom movement
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JD(U) releases first list
of 20 candidates for UP
Lucknow: Janata
Dal (United) on
Tuesday released its
first list of 20 candi-
dates for the upcom-
ing Uttar Pradesh
Assembly elections.
In December last
year, Janata Dal
(United) National
President of JD(U)
Rajeev Ranjan Sin-
gh alias Lalan Singh
said his party was
informed that BJP
is ready for an alli-
ance with them for
the upcoming as-
sembly elections in
UP and hoped to win
the elections. “We
hope to win the up-
coming elections,”
Singh had said.
—ANI
Chandigarh: The Aam
Aadmi Party’s (AAP)
chief ministerial candi-
date in Punjab, Bhag-
want Mann, on Tuesday
said that if Captain
Amarinder Singh was
receiving calls and mes-
sages from Pakistan to
make Navjot Singh Sid-
hu a minister, then why
did he keep it a secret
for so long.
Was it at the behest
of Pakistan that the
Captain later offered a
ministry to Sidhu,
Mann sought to know.
He also reacted to
Amarinder Singh’s
comment calling him a
comedian, by saying
that this comedian has
always raised the issues
of Punjab’s water, agri-
culture, farmers and
mafia in Parliament.
Addressing the me-
dia here, Mann said on
Tuesday that Captain
was making such state-
ments to disturb the at-
mosphere of Punjab
during the elections as
he had nothing left now.
Without naming any-
one, the AAP leader re-
marked that “Pakistan”
himself used to live
with him in his house.
“Captain used to ap-
point ministers, DGP
and CS of the state only
after asking Pakistan.
Captain used the ser-
vices of senior officers
of Punjab to take care
of the sitaphal and chi-
ku at his Siswan farm-
house,” he added.
“When Captain Ama-
rinder was an MP, he
did not even go to Par-
liament. His attendance
was the worst, let alone
his chances of raising
any issue pertaining to
Punjab and its people.
Even as the CM, he de-
ceived the people of
Punjab. Instead of ful-
filling promises, he was
spending time in his
farm house. Today he is
getting punished for his
betrayal,” he said. He
also strongly con-
demned the sacrilege
incident at Kali Mata
temple in Patiala.
IN THE COURTYARD
PUNJAB  HARYANA
HC STAYS MAJITHIA’S
ARREST FOR 3 DAYS
New Delhi: Punjab and
Haryana High Court stays
Bikram Majithia’s arrest
for three days. HC gave
time to the Akali Dal
leader so that he could
appeal the court’s order
dismissing his anticipato-
ry bail plea in SC. Punjab
and Haryana High Court,
on Tuesday, granted
protection to SAD leader
Bikram Singh Majithia.
SC ADJOURNS
RAKESH ASTHANA
APPOINTMENT PLEA
New Delhi: The SC on
Tuesday adjourned till
February 9, the hearing
of a plea challenging the
appointment of Indian
Police Service (IPS) of-
ficer Rakesh Asthana as
Delhi Police Commis-
sioner. A bench headed
by Justice Justice DY
Chandrachud listed the
matter for February 9 for
final argument.
MUMBAI COURT
DISCHARGES SHILPA
IN GERE CASE
Mumbai:
Almost 15
years after
Shilpa Shetty
landed in an
obscenity
case when
Hollywood star Richard
Gere kissed her on her
cheeks at a public event,
the actress was dis-
charged from the case by
a Mumbai court.
ACTRESS ASSAULT
CASE: KERALA HC
GRANTS 10 DAYS
Kerala: The Kerala HC on
Tuesday granted ten days
to prosecution to com-
plete examination of wit-
nesses in case pertaining
to the alleged abduction 
sexual assault of a woman
actor in 2017. Prominent
Malayalam actor Dileep is
one of the accused in the
case. HC directive after SC
turned down govt’s plea
to extend the trial time.
New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Tuesday
opposed the bail plea of Niraj Bishnoi,
alleged creator of the Bulli Bai app, in
the Patiala House Court saying that the
investigation is at a “very nascent” stage.
Public Prosecutor Advocate Irfan Ahmed
appearing for Delhi Police submitted that
contents on accused’s Twitter handles were deroga-
tory, and was targeting women of a community.
DELHI POLICE OPPOSES BAIL PLEA OF
BULLI BAI APP CREATOR BISHNOI
Moni Sharma
New Delhi: There is no
challenge within the
Trinamool Congress to
the leadership of Chief
Minister Mamata Ba-
nerjee but her nephew
Abhishek Banerjee will
have to prove himself to
become the leader of
the party
.
The voices of resent-
ment against him have
started rising in the
party. He has also been
accused of running
contrary to the policies
of the party and the
state government re-
garding Corona. So far,
only one party MP,
Kalyan Banerjee has
raised the voice, but in
the coming days, this
voice may get more
strength.
Kalyan Banerjee has
said that Abhishek will
be considered a leader
only if the party wins
the assembly elections
in Tripura and Goa un-
der his command.
There are elections in
Tripura next year but
the results for Goa will
come in two months.
If the party is unable
to open an account or
win more than one or
two seats in Goa, then
the voice against Ab-
hishek will gain in
strength. Abhishek and
his team also under-
stand this, only then
Mamta Banerjee’s sec-
ond nephew Akash Ba-
nerjee has been brought
forward.
He has opened a front
against Kalyan Baner-
jee and has told the
need for a new MP in
place of Kalyan Baner-
jee from Shrirampur.
But Abhishek’s work
will not be cut out due
to his brother making
statements. If he as-
pires to leadership, he
will have to show by
winning the election.
Abhishek will be a leader only if TMC wins Tripura and Goa!
CHALLENGING TIME

Abhishek
Banerjee will
have to prove
himself to
become the
leader of the
party. Although
there is no
challenge within
the party.
New Delhi: Aam Aad-
mi Party on Friday re-
leased first list of can-
didates for the upcom-
ing Uttarakhand polls
scheduled for 2022.
AAP Uttarakhand in
charge Dinesh Mo-
haniya shared the list
on Twitter. The devel-
opment comes ahead
of Delhi Environment
Minister and senior
AAP leader Gopal
Rai’s five-day visit to
Uttarakhand from Sat-
urday, during which he
will address a series of
public meetings and
pitch for a “novel
change” in the state
ahead of the assembly
polls in the coming
months.
Ahead of Assembly
polls, Bharatiya Jana-
ta Party (BJP) has
planned to convene 10
meetings at every
booth in Uttarakhand.
AAP releases fourth list of 10 candidates
Panaji: Ahead of Goa
Assembly elections,
Former Cong leader Jo-
seph Robert Sequeira
who is an ex-Sarpanch
from Calangute constit-
uency on Tuesday
joined BJP. “We are
winning the upcoming
Assembly elections in
Goa,” said Goa CM
Pramod Sawant, who
was also present.
Ex-Cong leader Sequeira
joins BJP ahead of Goa polls
PUNJAB POLLS
Comedian has always put
up Punjab’s issues: Mann
The AAP leader asked that if Amarinder Singh was receiving calls from
Pakistan to make Navjot Singh Sidhu a minister, why did he keep it a secret
Bhagwant Mann addressing media in Chandigarh. —FILE PHOTO
RAHUL TO VISIT PUNJAB ON JANUARY 27
Chandigarh: Congress will be routed in next
month’s Punjab Assembly polls while his party’s
alliance will sweep the polls, winning over 80
seats, Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir
Singh Badal claimed on Tuesday. The Aam Aadmi
Party will win less than 10 seats, he said. SAD is
contesting the polls in alliance with Mayawati’s Ba-
hujan Samaj Party. According to the seat-sharing
arrangement between the two parties, the BSP is
contesting 20 of 117 Assembly seats in Punjab,
while the rest will be contested by the Akalis.
SAD-BSP TO SWEEP PUNJAB POLLS: BADAL
MANN RIDICULES
SIDHU ON AAP’S
POLLS FEEDBACK
Chandigarh: AAP
leader Bhagwant
Mann on Tuesday
ridiculed Navjot Singh
Sidhu for question-
ing the survey for
selecting the CM face
and asked him not to
interfere in the inter-
nal affairs of the Aam
Aadmi Party. Mann
asked Sidhu to get a
survey done from his
own party for choos-
ing the CM candi-
date. Addressing the
media here, Mann
said Mr Sidhu is
now questioning the
AAP’s survey ‘Janta
Chunegi Apna CM.’
Mr Sidhu on Monday
had dubbed AAP’s
survey a “scam” and
“a deceptive scheme”
and had said his
party had lodged a
complaint with the
Election Commission
against it.
Chandigarh: Punjab Con-
gress President Navjot
Singh Sidhu on Tues-
day condemned the al-
leged sacrilege bid at
Shri Kali Mata Mandir
in Patiala on Monday by
saying that the politics
of fear, polarisation and
hate is intruding the
northern state.
Taking to Twitter,
Sidhu wrote, “Incident
of sacrilege at Mata
Kali Devi temple is de-
plorable, divisive forces
can never tear into the
socio-economic fabric
of Punjabiyat.”
The Punjab Cong
president added that
Punjabiyat’s armour is
universal brotherhood
 respect for religions.
On Monday, a man was
arrested in connection
of sacrilege bid. —ANI
Sidhu condemns ‘sacrilege
attempt’ at Kali temple in Patiala
Navjot Singh Sidhu addressing media. —FILE PHOTO
SACRILEGE ATTACK
UP POLLS
New Delhi: UP
Deputy Chief Min-
ister Keshav Prasad
Maurya on Tuesday
slammed Samajwadi
Party chief Akhilesh
Yadav saying that
his party and his
allies cannot stop
Bharatiya Janata
Party (BJP) from
returning to power
in the upcoming as-
sembly elections in
the state and alleged
that SP is giving
tickets to criminals.
“SP is not able
enough to stop the
lotus of BJP from
blooming. The list
of candidates that
the SP has released
for the upcoming
elections shows that
it is not a political
party but party of
gangsters, crimi-
nals, mafias. They
are not fighting
polls but threatening
people of the state,”
Deputy CM said.
‘AKHILESH GAVE
TICKETS TO
CRIMINALS’
APNA DAL (SONELAL) RELEASES LIST OF
STAR CAMPAIGNERS FOR 2 PHASES
BSP PRESIDENT MAYAWATI TO ADDRESS
PUBLIC RALLY IN AGRA ON FEBRUARY 2
Lucknow : Apna Dal, an ally of the ruling BJP,
has also laid down its life in the upcoming as-
sembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. Your party
does not want to be left behind in the election
campaign. In this order, the party has released
the list of its star campaigners. Apna Dal has an-
nounced the names of star campaigners for the
first and second phase of voting. The list of star
campaigners also includes the names of party
president Anupriya Patel and her husband Ashish
Patel. The list of Apna Dal(S) includes Anupriya
Patel, Ashish Patel, Dr Jamuna Prasad Saroj, Neil
Ratan Singh Patel, Pakori Lal, R.B. The names of
15 leaders like Singh Patel, Avadh Naresh Verma,
Rekha Verma, Raj Kumar Pal, Ajit Singh Baisla,
Mahesh Chaudhary, Mohammad Vakil, Ahmed
Khan Mansoori, Zaki UI Nasir and Nadeem
Ashraf are included. Patel said whichever seat
comes candidates will be fielded on it.
Lucknow: BSP president
Mayawati will hold a public
meeting in Agra on February
2, formally kicking off the
party’s campaign for the Uttar
Pradesh assembly elections.
The BSP president will address the meeting, strictly
following the Covid protocol, party general secretary
Satish Chandra Mishra said in a tweet. “It is to be
informed that BSP national president and former
chief minister of UP, Behen Kumari Mayawatiji will
address a public meeting in Agra on February 2 fol-
lowing all Covid rules. Time and place of the public
meeting will be made available to the media soon,”
Mishra said in his tweet in Hindi.
The Samajwadi Party on Tuesday
released the list of campaigners
for the Uttarakhand Assembly
elections. The names of Akhilesh
Yadav, Kiranmoy Nanda and Jaya
Bachchan are included in the list with 12 other lead-
ers. List of Samajwadi Party’s star campaigners for
Uttarakhand elections Earlier, the party had announced
that it will contest assembly elections on all 70 seats.
The Uttarakhand Assembly election 2022 will be held
in a single phase on February 14. The last day of filing
nominations is January 28. The counting of votes will
take place on March 10. —ANI
AKHILESH YADAV, JAYA BACHCHAN AMONG
SP’S STAR CAMPAIGNERS FOR UTTARAKHAND
RAHUL UNFOLLOWS
RPN SINGH ON
TWITTER
New Delhi: Hours after
former Union Minister
RPN Singh joined BJP
after quitting Congress,
party leader Rahul
Gandhi on Tuesday unfol-
lowed him on Twitter.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
still follows Singh on the
microblogging site.
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New Delhi: Kerala on
Tuesday reported 55,475
new Covid-19 cases with
a test positivity rate of
49.9 per cent.
This is the first time
that the TPR is almost
at 50 per cent, meaning
one of the two persons
tested for Covid in Ker-
ala is diagnosed with
the infection.
70 related deaths and
84 deaths that were
newly certified as Cov-
id-19 deaths based on
the revised rules, were
also recorded pushing
the death toll to 52,141
in the state. Kerala has
been witnessing drastic
increase in fresh infec-
tions for the past few
days. There are 2,85,365
active Covid cases in
the state.
Union Health Minis-
ter Dr Mansukh Man-
daviya on Tuesday
asked states and Union
Territories to ramp up
testing in areas where it
has gone down.
In a meeting with of-
ficials from these states
and UTs, Mandaviya
also urged them to send
Covid-19 testing and
vaccination data timely
.
The health minister
also told the states that
as a large number of
people are opting for
home isolation, they
should be monitored as
per national guidelines.
India Tuesday report-
ed 2,55,874 cases in the
last 24 hours down from
3,06,064 infections a day
before, Health  Family
Welfare data.
With55,475newCovidcases,
Kerala’sTPRsurgesto49.4%
India Tuesday reported 2,55,874 cases in the last 24 hours down from 3,06,064 infections
A patient wearing an oxygen mask is being taken for treatment at a hospital. —PHOTO BY ANI
Agartala: BSF Tripura Frontier IG Sushanta Kumar
Nath on Tuesday said that the cross border
infiltration has reduced since 2020 due to the
COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing a press confer-
ence at BSF headquarters Shalbagan in West
Tripura, Nath said, “A total of 221 infiltrators
have been arrested while attempting to cross the
borders illegally. Among the detained persons,
118 were Indian nationals, 97 were identified as
Bangladeshi nationals and six were from other na-
tionalities.” “In comparison to 2020, the detection
rate is higher as 128 persons were intercepted for
unlawfully breaching the Indo-Bangla borders.”
CROSS BORDER INFILTRATION HAS
REDUCED DUE TO COVID-19: NATH
New Delhi: Chief Jus-
tice of India NV Rama-
na on Tuesday said that
13 judges of the Su-
preme Court and 400
people in the registry
were infected with
COVID-19 during the
third surge. CJI Rama-
na shared these facts
when one of the law-
yers complained that
his matter was not ur-
gently listed by the reg-
istry. CJI Ramana in-
formed the lawyer that
13 judges of the top
court were infected
with COVID-19 and a
number of officers in
the registry were also
positive. CJI said that
they are working even
though their bodies
were not cooperating.
“If you don’t know
the problems what can
we do,” CJI said.
13 SC judges,400 people in
registry infected in 3rd wave:CJI
COVID HIGHLIGHTS
Srinagar (JK): Sus-
pected militants hurled
a grenade in Hari Singh
High street area of Sri-
nagar Jammu and
Kashmir on Tuesday
.
Further details are
awaited. Earlier, BSF IG
DK Boora had said that
the forces have received
some input and are on
high alert and further
assured the population
that they should have
nothing to fear.
Addressing the me-
dia on Monday, Boora
said, “During this peri-
od, almost every time,
there is stress on the
security situation along
the border. But we are
here to meet all the
challenges. We have got
some input from the in-
telligence department.
We are very alert on
and along the border in-
cluding LC and have
heightened our vigil on
the border. A maximum
number of troops and
officers are present on
the border.” The IG said
that they are “exten-
sively carrying out op-
erations including the
anti-drone exercises”
and will do everything
to ensure safety
. —ANI
GRENADE ATTACK IN
SRINAGAR, 4 INJURED
New Delhi, Jan 25: The
Chief Election Com-
missioner Sushil
Chandra, during an
event on the occasion of
National Voter’s Day in
Delhi, on Tuesday
.
He informed that
there are more than 95.3
crore voters in India,
out of which 49 crore
are male and 46 crore
are female voters.
Addressing the event
today, CEC Chandra
said, “Today there are
more than 95.3 crore
voters of which 49 crore
are male voters and 46
crore are female voters.
Among these registered
voters, there are 1.92
crore senior citizens.”
He added that the
right to vote was be-
stowed upon every
adult citizen of India at
the same time as India
won her freedom.
“For a newly-inde-
pendent country with a
literacy rate of 18 per
cent, this was a truly
radical move,” Election
Commission chief said.
Speaking about the
arrangements made in
five-poll bound states,
he stated that EC has
emphasised increasing
the pace of COVID-19
vaccination in Punjab,
UP, Uttarakhand, Goa
and Manipur and all ar-
rangements will be
made to ensure that
election is safe. —ANI
National Voters Day: India has
more than 95.3 cr voters, says CEC
RANKINGS: SHAFALI VERMA REGAINS TOP
SPOT, MANDHANA DROPS TO FOURTH
CUSTOMS DEPT
CAUTIONS PUBLIC
AGAINST CONMEN
NEW DELHI: The Delhi
Customs Office this
week issued a public
notice warning against
individuals impersonat-
ing as customs officers
to extort money after
the department was
informed about such
instances. The con
persons first become
friendly with their vic-
tims and subsequently
promise them to send
parcels to India. They
then impersonate as
customs officers by
using their names and
instruct them to deposit
money in the bank ac-
count created by them.
Mumbai: Amazon.com
Inc. and Netflix Inc.
are among platforms
partnering with Clean
Slate Filmz Pvt. to push
out movies and web
series worth about 4
billion rupees ($54 mil-
lion). Clean Slate Filmz
will release eight films
and series on these
over-the-top streaming
sites as well as some
others in the next 18
months, the studio’s
37-year-old co-founder
and anoshka’s brother,
Karnesh Sharma said.
Sharma declined to
provide a full list before
officially announced.
Dubai: Australia captain Meg Lanning and Tahlia McGrath
have advanced in the ICC Women’s T20I Player Rank-
ings after helping their team clinch the three-match home
series against England 1-0 with outstanding performances
in the first match in Adelaide. The pair was associated in
a 144-run unbroken stand for the second wicket in the
only match that saw a result, Lanning’s 44-ball 64 helping
her overtake India’s Smriti Mandhana to third place and
McGrath’s Player of the Match effort of 91 off 49 propelling
her 29 places to 28th position. Mandhana’s opening part-
ner Shafali Verma though is back on top of the rankings.
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ANNOUNCES IMMEDIATE AID OF $200,000
MOB ALLEGES ;LOVE JIHAD’ CASE, MAN
BOOKED UNDER ANTI -CONVERSION LAW
STALIN WRITES TO PM MODI OVER REPORTS OF SRI LANKAN
GOVERNMENT AUCTIONING BOATS OF TAMIL NADU FISHERMEN
WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden
used an epithet to describe a reporter
who shouted a question about inflation
during a White House meeting with
members of his Cabinet on pricing. Fox
News’ Peter Doocy asked the president
whether he thought inflation would be a “political li-
ability” ahead of midterm elections. Biden’s reaction was
caught on a hot mic. “That’s a great asset, more infla-
tion,” Biden said. “What a stupid son of a b—-.” Last
week, Biden was heard mocking another reporter for a
“stupid question” on why he was waiting on Russian
Pres Vladimir Putin “to make the first move” in Ukraine.
Chennai: Tamil Nadu CM
MK Stalin on Tuesday
wrote to PM Narendra
Modi, urging him to regis-
ter its protest against the
Sri Lankan govt’s decision
to reportedly auction fish-
ing boats belonging to the
state. He urged the Centre
to “register its disapproval
in strongest possible terms
at appropriate level and
to prevail upon the Sri
Lankan Govt to recall the
advertisement published
for auctioning TN fishing
boats on which they do not
have any legal rights”. The
auctioning is slated to take
place between February 7
and 11. —PTI
Bengaluru: Karnataka CM Basavaraj
Bommai on Tuesday said there is no
discontent among his cabinet colleagues
following their appointment as district
in-charge mins and added that he has
discussed it with them. “They are all
united and there is no discontent. We are all committed
to work for the welfare of the people and run the govt
in the most appropriate way,” Bommai told mediaper-
sons. Nearly six months after his government came to
office, Bommai Monday had assigned districts to 28
cabinet ministers of which they will be in-charge while
keeping the Bengaluru Urban district with himself.
NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday announced immedi-
ate assistance of $200,000 for relief and rehabilita-
tion efforts in Tonga, which was hit by a massive
volcanic eruption and a tsunami on January 15. The
eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano
sent tsunami waves across the Pacific Ocean and
was heard 2,300 km away in New Zealand. Accord-
ing to NASA, the volcanic eruption was hundreds of
times more powerful than the atomic bomb the US
dropped on Hiroshima during World War 2.
Ujjain: A Muslim man, who was allegedly beaten by
a mob for travelling on a train with a Hindu woman
in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain, was on Monday booked
under anti-conversion law based on the woman’s
complaint. The woman claimed the accused had
taken her “objectionable photos”. Earlier, police said
that the mob had alleged it was a case of ‘love jihad’.
VERY DENSE FOG EXPECTED OVER
NORTH INDIA FOR NEXT TWO DAYS
New Delhi: Severe cold
accompanied by very dense fog
is likely to hamper life in Punjab,
Haryana and West Uttar Pradesh
over the next two days, Indian
Meteorological Department said
on Tuesday. The weatherman
said that Punjab, Haryana,
Chandigarh, Delhi and West UP
will reel under cold to severe
cold day conditions for the next
three to four days. The very dense
fog cover will affect lives in the
region during nights and morning
on Wednesday and Thursday,
the IMD alert said, Rajasthan is
expected to experience dense fog
on the same dates. —PHOTO BY ANI
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WHAT FORCED
SP TO FIELD
JAILED AZAM
KHAN, ASKS BJP
The BJP on Tuesday sought to
know what compelled the
Samajwadi Party (SP) to field its
jailed leader Azam Khan for the
upcoming polls and labelled it a
party of jail and bail. Khan, the
incumbent Lok Sabha MP from
Rampur, has been in jail since
February 2020 in various cases
filed against him during the Yogi
Adityanath regime in Uttar
Pradesh. Gaurav Bhatia, BJP’s
spokesperson, sought an answer
from SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on
Khan’s candidature “even when
the court had denied him bail”.
He said the SP was deemed to be
wiped off in the upcoming
Assembly elections because the
party stood for lawlessness.
“The crime rate in UP during the
SP government was at a high.
We cannot forget the Jawahar
Bagh incident in Mathura.
Besides, riots used to be
commonplace in UP. The SP is a
party of criminals. The mafias
and dons used to consider
themselves above the law. Now,
they are under control and in
fear,” Bhatia said. In June 2016,
29 people, including two police
officials, were killed in Mathura’s
Jawahar Bagh park during a drive
to evict squatters. Explaining
how things changed under the
BJP government, Bhatia said CM
Yogi Adityanath dedicated
himself to the people of the state
during COVID-19 and ensured
timely vaccination of all. —PTI
MAN FILES
PAPERS
WEARING PPE
KIT, HOLDING
SANITISER,
THERMAL
SCANNER
An Assembly polls candidate
here on Tuesday filed his
nomination papers wearing a PPE
kit and holding a sanitiser and
thermal scanner in hands. It is
Sanyukt Vikas Party candidate
Vaidhraj Kishan’s 19th election as
a candidate. Kishan had his
deposits forfeited in all 18 polls he
contested so far. But the
candidate said he will also file
nominations from Gorakhpur
against Chief Minister Yogi
Adityanath. He in the past tried to
contest the presidential polls and
had deposited fee but did not get
proposers. When asked why he
was wearing the PPE kit and
holding sanitiser and thermal
scanner in hands, Kishan said he
will first check temperature of
those coming in his contact and
wore the kit to save himself from
coronavirus. Kishan told PTI that it
is his 19th election as a candidate.
“I first contested for a Nagar Palika
member in 1994, then in 1995
fought for the post of chairman,”
he said. He said at that time he
had sought vote and a currency
note from every voter.
“I got 8,000 votes and Rs 1.5 lakh
in cash,” he said. City Magistrate
Devendra Pratap Singh confirmed
that one person from the Sanyukt
Vikas Party has filed his papers.
—PTI
MUSLIMS IN AYODHYA PINE FOR PROGRESS
Ayodhya: As election
fever grips the temple
town, Muslims in this
renamed district are fo-
cusing on development
and employment mat-
ters and feel the Ram
temple issue is “dead”
and political parties
should move on and
concentrate on people-
centric issues. In Ayod-
hya, Hindus and Mus-
lims live together. The
district should have bet-
ter roads, parking fa-
cilities and factories
also, Iqbal Ansari, who
was an independent liti-
gant and son of one of
the oldest litigants in
the Ram Janambhoomi-
Babri mosque dispute
case Mohammad
Hashim Ansari, told
PTI. “There are thou-
sands of temples here,
one more (Ram temple)
is being constructed,”
he said and added,
“Now, our youth need
employment.
There should be de-
velopment as now Ayo-
dhya is a district”. “The
temple-mosque issue is
no more here. Muslims
did not say anything
about the court’s judg-
ment and accepted it.
Now is the time to talk
about employment and
development,” he said.
Hamid Zafar Misam,
a resident of Rath Have-
li road, said that due to
COVID-19 the middle
class has suffered a lot
and the government did
nothing considerable
for them. “They re-
mained entangled in
paying their electricity
bills, loan installments
and no considerable re-
lief was given to them.
The doctors with big de-
grees quarantined
themselves and those
who helped people were
the one called quacks,”
he said. For progress,
what we need is employ-
ment and medical facili-
ties here,” Misam said.
About Adityanath
not contesting from
here after initial active-
ness shown here, Mis-
am said, “wo bhag
khade hue yahan se,”
(he fled away from
here). When asked why,
he said, “Seeing the in-
ternal survey response
for him from here, he
fled.” About the Ram
temple issue, he said,
“It was not the BJP gov-
ernment which paved
the way for the con-
struction of the temple
by bringing in a legisla-
tion for the same. —PTI
Budaun: Budaun’s
BJP MP Sanghamitra
Maurya, whose father
and UP minister Swami
Prasad Maurya recent-
ly defected to Samajwa-
di Party, on Tuesday as-
serted that she was a
very much BJP worker,
expressing her loyalty
to Prime Minister Nar-
endra Modi. Reaching
here for the first time
after her father quit the
BJP
, she took part in the
filing of nomination pa-
pers by her partymen
for the assembly polls.
Polling in Budaun
and other neighbouring
assembly seats will be
held in the second phase
of elections on Febru-
ary 14. Talking to re-
porters, Sanghamitra
Maurya exuded confi-
dence that the BJP will
win all 6 assembly seats
of the Budaun district.
“I am a BJP worker and
have full faith in PM
Narendra Modi,” she
said Asked about her fa-
ther Swami Prasad
Maurya’s assertions
that there is no respect
for backwards and Dal-
its in the BJP, she said
this matter has reached
Modi ji and he will find
a solution. Asked about
her post on social media
about herself and Apar-
na Yadav, who had re-
cently joined BJP quit-
ting Samajwadi Party,
Sanghmitra Maurya
said, “I had only asked
in the post since when
sisters and daughters
began having caste and
religion.
It was a comment on
those who have been
giving suggestions
without asking, she
said, referring to her
post on Facebook in
which she had regis-
tered agony on being at-
tacked after her father
quit the BJP. “Should it
be also associated with
‘varg’ (class) that the
daughter is (Maurya)
backward  daughter-
in-law (Bisht) upper
caste?” she had asked in
the post. —PTI
Agra: Candidates go-
ing to their respective
constituencies to meet
people heard people’s
problems. Samajwadi
Party’s Agra South can-
didate Vinay Agarwal
along with the party’s
Agra metropolitan area
president Chaudhary
Wajid Nissar reached
Mantola in a convoy.
Wherever the convoy
went, the party workers
welcomed the leaders
with flower garlands 
raised Samajwadi Par-
ty Zindabad slogans.
Nissar said that it is
the love of the people
that have encouraged
the party and this time
people want change and
now the Samajwadi
Party will write a new
chapter in the story of
the development of UP.
Meanwhile, BJP’s Agra
Cantonment candidate
Dr GS Dharmesh
reached Tajganj area 
said that the work done
by the Yogi government
in the last 5 years will
give victory to the BJP.
Gorakhpur: Bodies of
two teenage boys were
dug out of the ground
near a village here after
some passersby hap-
pened to see animals
eating pieces of the
corpses that lay on the
ground, police said on
Tuesday
. On recovering
the bodies, the police
said, they learned that
the boys had their
hands tied and there
were injury marks on
their heads.
The boys have been
identified as Ganesh
Jaiswal (16) and Akash
Jaiswal (17). They were
residents of Mahubiri
Palipa village in Jhang-
ha area here. While
Ganesh was a Class 11
student, Akash used to
work as labourer. They
were friends, police
said. Deputy Inspector
General of Police
Ravindra Gaur, Super-
intendent of Police
(North) Manoj Awasthi
and Circle Officer
Chauri Chaura, Akh-
ilanand Upadhyaya
reached the spot to take
stock of the situation.
They said the boys had
left the house on Janu-
ary 7. As they did not
return, their family
members approached
the police. However,
three days later, they
returned to their
homes and again left
with their luggage.
Their families were un-
der the impression that
they had left for Hy-
derabad in Telangana
to earn a living, police
said. They said prima
facie it appeared that
the boys were killed
several days ago.
“Four teams, includ-
ing the crime branch
and Jhangha police, are
investigating. Police
are trying to find out
whether the boys had a
conflict with anyone in
the village or at school,
or if they were involved
in any affair with a girl.
The case will be re-
solved soon and the cul-
prits will be arrested,”
SP Awasthi said. —PTI
MuslimsarefocusingondevelopmentandemploymentmattersandfeeltheRamtempleissueisdead andpoliticalpartiesshouldmoveon
—REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE
BJP Lok Sabha MP from Budaun Dr Sanghamitra Maurya.
—REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE
SP candidate Vinay Agarwal and
SP’s Agra Mahanagar president
Chaudhary Wajid Nissar.
PRAISE FOR YOGI
CRIME ROUNDUP
First India Bureau
Meerut: Police and
Special Task Force
(STF) teams have
busted two illegal arms
factories and recov-
ered illegal weapons in
large numbers. Vineet
Bhatnagar, superinten-
dent of police (city),
said that acting on a
tip-off, a SWAT team
raided a site at Railway
Road and arrested 3
who were identified
as Sageer, Aftab, and
Ashqeen while two
accomplices Sajid alias
Leelu and Saleen man-
aged to escape. During
interrogation, it was re-
vealed that Saleen used
to manage raw material
for illegal weapons and
the others would make
and sell the weapons.
The accused had sell
weapons in nearby ar-
eas ahead of assembly
elections. Meanwhile,
an STF team raided the
Lisadi Gate area and
busted an illegal weap-
on factory there.
First India Bureau
Prayagraj: A dead body of 20-year-old youth
was found near Mansaita river under the Tharvai
police station area. Police sourced here said that
Rahul Jaiswal (20) was
missing from Sunday
evening and his dead
body was found near
Mansaita rover. Fam-
ily members of the
deceased had alleged
that four friends of
Rahul murdered him
over a minor dispute. It
was also reported that four friends of the deceased
had called him on Sunday evening after which he
went missing. Police have registered cases against
Himanshu, his brother Kallu, Golu, and Salman on
the complaints of family members and initiated
investigations. All four accused were escaped after
the incident and police have launched a manhunt
to nab the culprits.
POLICE BUST
ILLEGAL ARMS
FACTORIES IN
MEERUT, FIVE
ARRESTED
MISSING 20-YEAR-OLD YOUTH
FOUND DEAD IN PRAYAGRAJ
STF ARRESTS MAN CARRYING
CASH REWARD OF ` 25K
First India Bureau
Lucknow: UP STF has arrested a notorious
criminal carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on
his head near the Awadh bus stand under the
Vibhuti Nagar police
station area. STF
sources here said that
acting on a tip-off, the
STF team arrested the
criminal Vipul Singh
alias Vipin Kumar
Singh near the Awadh
Bus stand in the Gomti Nagar area. Several
criminal cases under murder, attempt to
murder along with fraud charges were regis-
tered against Vipul Singh, and a reward of Rs
50,000 was announced on his arrest.
I’M VERY MUCH A BJP WORKER: SANGHAMITRA



IN SECOND PHASE
SP, BJP candidates
woo Agra voters
Police dig out bodies of 2
teenage boys in Gorakhpur
BJP candidate Dr GS Dharmesh
Vaidhraj Kishan filing his nomination in
Shahjahanpur on Tuesday.
COVID-19
UPDATE
WORLD
56,25,139
TOTAL DEATHS
28,25,69,077
TOTAL RECOVERED
6,80,95,714
ACTIVE CASES
35,62,89,930
TOTAL CASES
INDIA
4,90,462
TOTAL DEATHS
3,70,71,898
TOTAL RECOVERED
22,36,842
ACTIVE CASES
3,97,99,202
TOTAL CASES
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Maya to begin campaigning from Feb 2
Gyanendra Kumar Shukla
Lucknow: The 2022
elections of UP are be-
ing considered as a
make-or-break electoral
battle for the BSP
. May-
awati’s absence on the
ground in this crucial
electoral contest was
pavingthewayformany
speculations. Now for-
mer UP chief minister
Mayawati is going to
kickstart the BSP’s elec-
tion campaign from
Agra on February 2.
It is noteworthy that
Mayawati, who had
been the chief minister
of UP four times, has
been considered a lead-
er who has been a great
crowd-puller, much
more than other state
leadersinUP
.Herrallies
were thronged by thou-
sands of her supporters
in the past. But this time
she did not participate
in any public campaign
for the ongoing assem-
bly polls. Whereas the
top leaders of BJP, SP
and Congress had or-
ganised dozens of ral-
lies and road shows in
UP before the ban was
imposed by the Election
Commission. Not only
her supporters but also
political experts were
surprisedbythissilence
of Mayawati.
Congress General
Secretary Priyanka
Gandhi Vadra also ex-
pressed surprise over
this and said that May-
awatiwasnotcampaign-
ing due to pressure from
BJP. BJP leader and
Union Home minister
AmitShah,whiletaking
a jibe at a public meet-
ing in Moradabad, said
that Mayawati has con-
fined herself to the
house because it is very
cold outside.
The BSP chief, while
countering the criti-
cism through an emo-
tional card, argued that
If she imitates her oppo-
nents, her supporters
will not be able to bear
the financial burden.
She emphasized that
other parties receive a
lot of money from gov-
ernments as well as in-
dustrialists but BSP is
a party of the “poor and
the oppressed”.
However, A senior
BSP leader said on the
condition of anonymity
that even though May-
awati had been absent
from the ground, there
was constant activism
within the organisation,
based on the strength of
highly disciplined and
dedicated workers, BSP
has devised an effective
formula of caste equa-
tions. In such a situa-
tion, those who underes-
timate us will be proved
wrong and BSP will
bring surprising re-
sults, he added.
First India Bureau
Lucknow: List of people
to receive medals and
honours on Republic
Day was announced on
Tuesday. As per the list,
Prashant Kumar, ADG
Law and Order of Uttar
Pradesh will be given Po-
lice Medal for Gallantry
while five more police
officers will be awarded
the President’s Medal
for their distinguished
services.
The names of the five
officers of Uttar Pradesh
who have been selected
for the Vishisht Seva
Medal includes Vijay
Prakash, former ADG
Fire, Shripati Mishra,
SP/DIG of Deoria, Su-
shil Pandey, Assistant
Radio Officer of Jhansi,
Mishrilal Shukla, Assis-
tant Radio Officer of
Ayodhya and Krishna
Chandra Mishra, Sub In-
spector, Kanpur Com-
missionerate.
On the occasion, 72 po-
lice officers and employ-
ees of the state will also
be honored with Merito-
rious Service Medal.
Lucknow: Padrauna
Congress candidate
Manish Jaiswal on
Tuesday resigned
from the party, just
hours after former
Union minister R P N
Singh switched sides
and joined the BJP.
Kushinagar Con-
gress president Raj-
kumar Singh also
quit the party
.
R P N Singh earlier
represented the Pa-
drauna constituency
in the state Assembly
.
SpeakingtoPTI,Ra-
jkumar Singh said, “I
tendered my resigna-
tionfromtheCongress
since there was no re-
spect for R P N Singh
in the party
.”Singh
added that he is mull-
ing to join the BJP
.
The former district
unit chief of the Con-
gress also informed
that party candidate
from Padrauna Man-
ish Jaiswal has also
resigned from the
party
.
Congress leader R
P N Singh on Tues-
day joined the BJP in
the presence of the
saffron party’s Uttar
Pradesh in-charge
and Union minister
Dharmendra Prad-
han.
R P N Singh is the
second big exit from
the Congress in Uttar
Pradesh after Jitin
Prasada quit it last
year.
Prasada joined the
BJP and later became
a minister in the Yogi
Adityanath govern-
ment.
Singh has earlier
represented the Pa-
drauna assembly con-
stituency and had de-
feated Swami Prasad
Maurya from Kushi-
nagar in the 2009 Lok
Sabha polls. —PTI
First India Bureau
Prayagraj: While observing that the UP
state’s education department and its officers
are not attending to the grievance that are
raised against it and they are performing their
duties in a very causal manner, the HC has di-
rected the Principal Secretary Basic Educa-
tion, UP to ensure that all the district basic
education officers start performing their du-
ties promptly and to take the final call on all
the matters which come before them for con-
sideration at the earliest.
If not done so, the court warned that it
would be compelled to take stringent action
against these defaulting officers. Avaneesh
Kumar of Auraiya district filed the plea in the
High Court.
Wait over: Former UP chief
minister is going to kick-start the
BSP’s election campaign from Agra
BSP president has not done
aggressive campaigning through
big rallies or road shows till now
‘Except BSP,
other parties
criminalised
politics’
Lucknow:
BSP president
Mayawati on
Tuesday attacked
her rivals, saying
they have pushed
UP into ‘jungle raj’
by criminalising
politics, politicis-
ing crime and pro-
tecting the mafia.
The BSP chief
said governments
of all parties
except that of the
BSP are guilty of
troubling the pub-
lic. “All parties,
except BSP, are
guilty of trou-
bling the public
by criminalising
politics, playing
with the law and
protecting their
party’s goons and
mafia, and push-
ing UP into jungle
raj,” she said.
ADG Prashant to be given
Police Meadal for Gallantry
PadraunaCongress
candidatequitson
heelsofRPNSingh
Ensure officers perform
duties promptly: HC
Other parties receive a
lot of money from
governments as well as
industrialists but BSP
is a party of the poor
and the oppressed.
Mayawati
BSP chief
ADG Prashant Kumar
—FILE PHOTO
Happy Republic Day
to all of us! JAI HIND!
—Jagdeesh Chandra,
CEO  Editor-in-Chief, First India
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s a nation we are
young and it is to the
youngsters, the
youth that we look
to, to drive the na-
tion to reach unsur-
passable heights, to
ensure that the tenets of our
democracy live on beyond
ourselves and to keep our Ti-
ranga flying high.
Freedom was won the hard
way and a democratic nation
requires daily sacrifices too
for keeping democracy alive
and kicking.
The present generation
with a global outlook and go-
getter philosophy will be the
one which will make India
into a superpower, ably guid-
ed by the elders of the society
and the nation.
I have great faith that the
youth with its modern out-
look, will rebuff the bindings
of casteism, discrimination,
injustice, inequality and
keep the flag flying high with
the commitment to Justice,
Liberty for all in thought, be-
lief and faith. For the nation
to truly progress Equality of
status and opportunity is a
must and the dignity of the
individual has to be main-
tained at all costs.
We are fortunate to have
idols in this nation from the
yesteryears whose philoso-
phy we can follow and imbibe
even today and work unitedly,
hand in hand for the Unity
and Integrity of the Nation.
The words that I put
here were written years ago
in the Preamble to our
Constitution and more than
that, they formed the path of
living for our political, social
and spiritual leaders for cen-
turies.
It is time to recommit, to-
day, to be the secular demo-
cratic republic and as citi-
zens ensure that our day to
day thoughts, speech and ac-
tions are towards a common
goal- A Rising Shining India!
A nation in which freedom,
safety, expression and oppor-
tunity is for one and all, not a
few. Together- we can.
JAI HIND!
ANITA HADA
anita.hada@firstindianews.com
Greetings to all
our readers on the
73rd Republic Day
of our beloved
nation, a day that
commemorates
the enactment of
the constitution of
India which came
into effect on
January 26, 1950,
and made the
nation into a
republic.
A
ensure that the tenets of our
democracy live on beyond
ourselves and to keep our Ti-
ranga flying high.
Freedom was won the hard
way and a democratic nation
requires daily sacrifices too
Greetings to all
our readers on the
73rd Republic Day
of our beloved
nation, a day that
commemorates
the enactment of
the constitution of
India which came
into effect on
January 26, 1950,
and made the
nation into a
republic.
A
LUCKNOW, WEDNESDAY
JANUARY 26, 2022
Celebrating the patriotic spirit with First
India are Sanya Hissaria, Simran Modi,
Upadhi Jolotia, Tanu Choudhary, Astha
Khandelwal, Devanshi Bugalia, Srishti
Khatri, Rewati Upadhyay, Soumya Goyal,
Megha Shyam Soni, Muskan Kamdar,
Shubhda Panwar, Vasudha Tiwari,
Vishakha Mathur and Sapna Bundwal
—CONCEPT BY SHAAN AND PHOTOGRAPH BY SANTOSH SHARMA
10-11
ETC
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REPUBLIC DAY IS ALL ABOUT CELEBRATING PATRIOTISM. NO MATTER WHERE WE STAY, IN WHICH
PART OF THE COUNTRY OR WORLD, IT’S THE SAME AMOUNT OF ENTHUSIASM THAT WE SHARE. FROM
HOISTING THE INDIAN FLAG TO THE PARADE, FROM UPDATING SOCIAL SITES WITH PATRIOTIC POSTS
OR WEARING TRICOLOURED ATTIRE AND CAPS, WE EXPRESS OUR LOVE, RESPECT AND GRATITUDE
TOWARDS OUR INDIA IN VARIOUS WAYS. CITY FIRST BRINGS TO YOU SOME FAVOURITE SONGS OF
OUR READERS WHICH LED A GENERATION TO THE LOFTY IDEALS OF PATRIOTISM AND FREEDOM!
‘Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo...Zara Aankh Mein Bhar Lo Paani..Jo
Shaeed Hue Hai Unki, Zara Yaad Karo Kurbaani...’ I can never
stop singing this song once I hear it or think about it. What a
song by Lata Mangeshwar! I really hope today’s generation
develops this feeling of patriotism and serves the nation
with honour, pride and dignity. I have always been so fond
of Republic Day parade. Since my school days, this occasion
holds a special place in my heart. —MAHIMA SHARMA
Since childhood, we are not just listening to patriotic songs,
but performing on those songs. One song has always been
one of my favourite ones. ‘Aao baccho tumhe dikhaye”,
from the movie Jagriti. This song is something we per-
formed on stage in school, so it has even a more special
memory. Now, I see it as a travel song, and I wonder if I can
write a similar song someday to show the glory of my land.
—ABHILASHA GARG
AE WATAN WATAN MERE
AE WATAN WATAN MERE
AABAAD RAHE TU..
AABAAD RAHE TU..
‘Teri Mitti’ is my first pick always when it comes to finding
motivation in music. It evokes a thought of courage and the
will to take on the world with a brave face. On days like Re-
public Day and Independence Day, it only becomes all the
more important and special to listen to it and may I add, on
a cranked-up volume. I really wish people understand the
value of patriotism and spread good vibes for the betterment
of the nation. —ISHA PATEL
‘Hai Preet Jahan ki Reet Sada’, a song that never fails to
make me happy. This song starts with recounting the incred-
ible achievements of our nation, ‘Jab zero diya mere Bharat
ne.’ and went on to dedicate the whole song towards the
beautiful culture of our holy Land. It also reflects on us that
we should seek inspiration from other countries, but at the
same time keep that ‘Proud of Being Indian’ flame alive in
our hearts. —AWADHESH PAREEK
What a marvellous occasion to cherish and remember our
favourite songs, our love for the nation. My favourite song is
‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’, it depicts the true spirit of patriotism,
in my opinion, it reminds us that no matter what, wherever
we are INDIA, will always be the best place to live. No mat-
ter what happens in my life, this song will always remind
me that I am a part of this great nation and its beautiful rich
culture. —AASTHA VASHISTH
The song, ‘Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera’ is my favourite patriotic song
as not only does it perfectly describe one’s loyalty towards
the country but also sings the harmony of great India. It has
to be one of the best songs and almost a ritual to listen to
it on Republic Day after I watch the Parade on TV. Truly an
inspiring song, infact, not just on occasions like Independ-
ence Day or Republic Day, but generally too one can enjoy
the lovely song. —SHAHAN ANSARI
ndia is celebrating
its 73rd Republic
Day this year, a com-
memoration of the
date of January 26,
1950, when the Con-
stitution of India
came into effect. This day is
celebrated with great pomp
by organising an awe-inspir-
ing ceremonious
parade at the Raj-
path, New Delhi.
Apart from this,
the Indian cinema
industry has also
played a major
role in churning
out real-life and untold sto-
ries related to the freedom
struggle. Along with, movies
they have churned out some
amazing songs that evoke
patriotism. These tracks re-
mind us of our historic past
and the sacrifices made by
the brave soldiers to protect
the country and its citizens.
Songs have always played
an undisputed role in incit-
ing the spirit of nationalism
in the hearts of millions of
Indians. Many patriotic
songs, written by the liter-
ary stalwarts of India have
acquired legendary status
and are still sung by people
around the country. As India
celebrates the 73rd Republic
Day, City First brings to you
our readers’ favourite songs
which led a generation to the
lofty ideals of patriotism
and freedom.
I
MITALI DUSAD
mitalidusad01@gmail.com
Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta from ‘Aisa Des Mera’ song of Veer Zaara
Sunny Deol from the iconic film ‘Border’
Shahrukh Khan’s still from ‘Chak De India’
Ajay Devgn’s still from ‘BHUJ: The Pride of India’
Sidharth Malhotra from ‘Shershah’
Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta from ‘Yeh Hum Khaan Aa Gaye Hai’ song of Veer Zaara
Kangana Ranaut’s bold avatar from Manikarnika
Photojournalist Mukesh Kiradoo captured the Elite Miss Rajasthan’s models’ true spirit of patriotism at Statue Circle, Jaipur
Tanu Choudhary and Muskan Kamdar show their patriotic colours
LUCKNOW | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022
The iconic moment of Lata Mangeshkar with Late Jawahar Lal Nehru during the song ‘Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo’ written by the great poet Kavi Pradeep
Akshay Kumar from the patriotic film ‘Kesari’
FASHION FORECAST: PRINTS!
FASHION FORECAST: PRINTS!
unways are
rolling out
new trends as
we’re well into
the fashion
month. Fash-
ion weeks in
London, Paris and
Shanghai are scream-
ingonethinginunison:
maximalism.
Fashion houses like
Prada and Miu Miu are
out and about prints
like rugby stripes and
big floral prints while
Chanel and Fendi are
making statement piec-
es with their logos
mimickedasprints.
Along with this,
other prints like ze-
bra, leopard and tie-
dye are soon to make a
mark in upcoming
shows in February
.
With bold colours
and cuts already in
trend, Prints, both
asymmetricalandsym-
metrical, is the next big
thing in the fashion
world.
Giving out advice
on which prints to
look out for, Gen-Z
fashion influencers
shared their two cents.
Parul Gupta, digital
fashion creator said, “I
believe that animal
prints are going to
make a huge comeback
this year! From all the
fashion weeks I’ve wit-
nessed and the commu-
nity of bloggers I’m a
part of online, it’s rain-
ingliteralcatsanddogs
and tiger prints every-
where! If you want to
addittoyourwardrobe,
I suggest you play with
accessories to style it
up or down according
to the occasion or add
another print to make
this evergreen style
truly unique!”
She added, “Big flo-
ral prints imprinted on
pastel coloured ensem-
bles will be another
statement. Pair it with
heavyjewellerytodress
upordaintyearringsto
keep it casual.”
Deeksha Verma,
fashion influencer
commented, “This year
isallaboutexperiment-
ing with usual fashion
so I think florals are go-
ing to be a big trend.
Florals are somewhat a
safe bet but combined
with silhouettes like
organza and silk rather
than obvious, cotton
will elevate the style
game. Tie-dye is anoth-
er print that I have
spotted on many recent
runways and that too
in bold colours so I
think, colours matched
with bold prints will
be a style craze
this season.”
Azam Ibra-
him, men’s
fashion influ-
encer said, “I
think the
return of
stripes
is gon-
n a
m a r k
t h e
prints
s a f e.
Stripes, be
it navy,
rugby or
s i m p l e
v e r t i c a l
ones are
gonna be
huge this
season. As
the spring
comes, navy stripes
will take the lead in
men’s fashion as
they’re soothing
to the eyes and
also create the
illusion of
broader shoul-
ders. Whereas,
formal jackets/
blazerswillbedipped
in vertical stripes.”
R
WITH BOLD COLOURS AND CUTS
ALREADY IN TREND, PRINTS,
BOTH ASYMMETRICAL AND
SYMMETRICAL, ARE THE NEXT BIG
THING IN THE FASHION WORLD
MONICA PRABHAKAR
cityfirst@firstindia.co.in
Lucknow illuminated in tricolour lights in the spirit of patriotism on Republic Day eve!
Tricolour City
City
MOHE RANG DE...
On Republic Day eve, a face painting session was organised under
the aegis of Femina Institute of Design Art in Lucknow. Kirti Gupta,
the organisation’s Center Director, wished everyone a happy 73rd
Republic Day. The show began with Saraswati Vandana following
which, flowery tributes were piad to Bharat Mata and the
institution’s pupils displayed their nationality on RAM.
SPIRIT OF PATRIOTISM
CELEBRATIONS!
On Tuesday, travellers at Chaudhary Charan Singh International
Airport and Lucknow Airport participated in a celebration of National
Tourism Day, with passengers learning about tourism attractions in
Uttar Pradesh and Lucknow. On this occasion, Chief Airport Officer
SC Hota stated that the Indian government designated January 25th
as National Tourism Day to create awareness about the importance
of tourism to the country’s economy.
73RD FOUNDATION DAY!
Dr Uttiya Bhattacharyya, Executive Director  State Head, Indian
Oil met Durga Shanker Mishra, Chief Secretary, on the occasion
73rd Foundation Day of Uttar Pradesh. Dr Bhattacharyya conveyed
best wishes extended on behalf of SM Vaidya, Chairman, V Satish
Kumar, Director (Marketing) and the entire IndianOil family. Amit
Choudhary, Girish Jain, SK Tripathi, and H Negi, from IndianOil
were present on the occasion.
CONVERGENCE OF WILL!
Institute of Tourism Studies,
University of Lucknow
signed a memorandum of
understanding with jute
Artisans Guild Association,
Lucknow on the occasion of
National Tourism Day. Alok
Kumar Rai, Vice Chancellor
of the University of Lucknow
signed the MoU on behalf
of the University and Anjali
Singh, Secretary of the Jute
Artisans Guild Association
represented her organization
as the signatory. The MoU
will focus on three major areas of student apprenticeship; skill enhancement, training for
students and staff to give them the advantage of an added livelihood opportunity as well as
setting a jute production unit at the second campus to create indigenous jute products in the
market along with research on jute, its alternative uses and branding for the souvenir industry.
During the celebrations
Deeksha Verma
Azam Ibrahim
Parul Gupta
Beautiful face painted participants
Dr Uttiya Bhattacharyya greets Durga Shanker Mishra
—PHOTOS BY ASHOK DUTTA
FAIRYTALE WEDDING
The band, baaja and
baraat of the wedding of Agra
based entrepreneur was all
about fanfare of a usual Indian
Shaadi. Hosted by Sneh Jain
and Akhilesh Jain, it was a
theme-based wedding.The
wedding ceremony was held
at ITC Mughal,Agra.The
groom,Anuj Agarwal, looked
royal in a BandhGala Jacket,
while Priya was wearing a
beautiful designer gown.
—PHOTO BY SHAZID CHAUHAN
VC Alok Kumar Rai and Anjali Singh with others during the meeting
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CITY BUZZ
Women in tricolour sarees celebrating the Republic Day at Marine drive in Lucknow, on Tuesday.
—PHOTO BY SUMIT KUMAR

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  • 1. YOGI, MAURYA SLAM AKHILESH OVER ‘CHINA, NOT PAKISTAN’ REMARK Lucknow: Chief Min- ister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday accused the Samajwadi Party of promoting gun culture and sought to corner its president Akhilesh Ya- dav over his remark that India’s real enemy is China, not Pakistan. “Those who do not think Pakistan is an en- emy and consider Jin- nah a friend, what can be said about their edu- cation and vision. They call themselves social- ists but the truth is that ‘tamanchawad’ (gun culture) is running in their veins,” Yogi Adi- tyanath said in a tweet in Hindi without taking any name. Deputy Chief Minis- ter Keshav Prasad Mau- rya said, “I believe Akh- ilesh Yadav is probably not well. A person who has been the chief min- ister of the biggest state of the country cannot pass such re- marks.” Maurya said the Sa- majwadi Party will be- come ‘Samaptwadi Party’ on March 10, the day when the votes will be counted. NEW CONTROVERSY CM Yogi Adityanath with Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya at the flagging off ceremony of BJP campaign chariots in Lucknow on Saturday. Union Minister Anurag Thakur and party state chief Swatantra Dev Singh were also present. —PHOTO BY ANI LUCKNOW l WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022 l Pages 12 l 3.00 RNI NO. UPENG/2020/80229 l Vol 2 l Issue No. 76 PM lauds EC,India’s electoral process at BJP’s workers meet New Delhi: Prime Min- ister Narendra Modi on Tuesday while interact- ingwithmembersof the Bharatiya Janata Party lauded Election Com- mission and said that India’s electoral process has set a benchmark for various counties. “India is one of the countries where the Election Commission (EC) can issue notices to people and transfer officials. Our EC and electoral process set a benchmark for various countries,” said PM Modi. PM Modi’s re- mark on the election commission comes on the same day as India celebrates National Vot- ers Day . PM Modi was inter- acting with panna sami- ti members from Guja- rat on audio via the NaMo app. —ANI NATIONAL VOTERS’ DAY MAJOR BLOW TO CONGRESS SURGE IN HOME ISOLATION CASES Anewbeginningforme:Cong’s RPNSinghjumpsship,joinsBJP New Delhi: In a major setbacktoCongress,spe- cially the Gandhi sib- lings, and its aggressive election efforts in UP, CWC member & AICC office bearer RPN Singh quit the party on Tues- day and joined the BJP. Singh was a minister of state in the UPA II gov- ernment. “Today, at a time, we are celebrating forma- tion of our great Repub- lic, I begin a new chap- ter in my political jour- ney . Jai Hind,” he tweet- ed along with his resig- nation letter addressed to Cong Prez Sonia Gan- dhi. “This is a new be- ginning for me & I look forward to my contribu- tion to nation-building under visionary leader- ship & guidance of PM Modi, BJP Prez JP Na- dda & Home Minister Amit Shah,”Singh tweeted. —PTI ‘BJP leadership ‘cutting Yogi to size’: Priyanka Gandhi New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said fielding CM Yogi from his home turf Gorakhpur Priyanka said, “Looks to me like his leadership is at- tempting to cut him to size. It’s an open s e c r e t that they have been wanting to do so for sometime. Their inter- nal pushes & pulls are beginning to reveal themselves in public now. I suppose in an au- tocratic system like theirs, there can only be one supreme leader,” Cong gen secy said.—PTI RPN’s IMPACT ON POLLS & PARTY Electorally, his exit from the grand old party will have limited impact given that he is not a pan-UP leader & his sphere of influence is confined to Kushi Nagar LS seat, adjoining Gorakhpur, which he represented in 2009. His old Assembly seat of Padrauna, which he rep- resented thrice from 1996 - 2009, falls in Kushi Nagar. But Singh’s exit is politically damaging to Congress as he is considered to be one of the ‘Gen Next’ leaders. Though he is 57 yrs old, he was seen as among leaders who would be part of Rahul Gandhi’s future Congress. The battle which Congress party is fighting can be fought only with brav- ery ... It requires courage, strength and Priyanka Gandhi Ji has said that coward people can’t fight it —Supriya Shrinate, Congress spokesperson Union Minister Mandaviya directs states, UTs to bolster teleconsultations New Delhi: In view of a substantial number of COVID-19 patients recuperating in home isolation,UnionHealth Minister Mansukh Mandaviyainteracting with health mins, bu- reaucrats & adminis- trators of 9 states & UTs asked to focus on expanding reach of tel- econsultation services to provide timely healthcare. —PTI STEALTH OMICRON SYMPTOMS DIFFICULT TO DISCERN FROM DELTA, SAYS EXPERT In recent findings, it came to light that it is difficult to differentiate between Delta & BA.2, infectious sub-variant Omicron, or so-called stealth variant un- less genome sequencing is done. Explaining this, Dr Harsh Mahajan, Founder-Chief Radiologist, Mahajan Imaging said, “What happens in BA.2, an Omicron sub-variant, is that S-gene drop-off doesn’t happen with RT-PCR. It’s also known as ‘stealth variant’ as it’s similar on thermo fisher RT-PCR kit, to what Delta was.”“Hence if we don’t do genome sequenc- ing, we won’t be able to differentiate between Delta & this so-called stealth variant or BA.2”. —ANI The press and offices of First India will remain closed on January 26, 2022, on account of Republic Day. There will, therefore, be no edition of the paper on January 27, 2022. —Editor HOLIDAY NOTICE OUR EDITIONS: OUR EDITIONS: JAIPUR, AHMEDABAD, JAIPUR, AHMEDABAD, LUCKNOW & NEW DELHI LUCKNOW & NEW DELHI www.firstindia.co.in www.firstindia.co.in www.firstindia.co.in/epaper/ www.firstindia.co.in/epaper/ twitter.com/thefirstindia twitter.com/thefirstindia facebook.com/thefirstindia facebook.com/thefirstindia instagram.com/thefirstindia instagram.com/thefirstindia REPUBLIC DAY 2022 PADMA AWARDS ANNOUNCED The Padma Bhushan will also be conferred on Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and SII MD Cyrus Poonawalla PadmaVibhushantoGen Rawat,KalyanSingh n the eve of the Republic Day, the Centre on Tuesday an- nounced the list of recipients of Padma awards. Among other honours, first CDS late General Bipin Rawat & former Uttar Pradesh CM Kalyan Singh have been award- ed the Padma Vibhush- an. The Padma Bhushan will be conferred on Cong leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, ex-WB CM Buddhadeb Bhattachar- jee, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Alpha- bet CEO Sundar Pichai & SII MD Cyrus Poona- walla. Covaxin maker Bharat Biotech Chair- man Krishna Ella, his co-founder wife Suchi- tra Ella. Olympians Neeraj Chopra, Pramod Bha- gat Vandana Kataria, and singer Sonu Nigam will be awarded the Padma Shri. R-Day: President Kovind remembers contribution of India’s freedom fighters New Delhi: During his address to the country on Republic Day eve, President Ram Nath Kovind remembered the contribution of freedom fighters in India’s inde- pendence movement. “On this occasion, let us also remember the great freedom fighters who showed incomparable courage in their pursuit of the dream of Swaraj and fired up the people to fight for it”. “Two days ago, on January 23, all of us observed the 125th birth anniver- sary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose who had adopted the energising salutation of ‘Jai Hind’. His quest for independ- ence and his ambition to make India proud inspired all of us,” said president Kovind while remembering Netaji. O RAJIV MEHRISHI AND 4 OTHERS FROM RAJ GET PADMA AWARDS Mehrishi gets Padma Bhushan. Four others - Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia, Avani Lekhara; Chandraprakash Dwivedi and Ramdayal Sharma for arts, also named for Padma awards Aditi Nagar New Delhi: Former Rajasthan Chief Sec- retary- IAS Rajiv Mehrishi - has been named as a recipient of the prestigious Padma Bhushan award. On Tuesday , President Ram Nath Kovind gave his ap- proval to this effect after which Home Secretary called and congratulated Mehri- shi, who has been named for the award for excellent services as a bureaucrat. Mehrishi has been the former Home Sec- retary& FinanceSec- retary of the country & also served as CAG from 2017 to 2020. Mehrishi has been appointed as Chair- man of NSE IFSC, a wholly owned sub- sidiary of National Stock Exchange. OLYMPIAN NEERAJ CHOPRA GETS PARAM VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL SECURITY BEEFED UP AHEAD OF R-DAY, FRS INSTALLED @ 30 LOCATIONS 939 POLICE MEDALS ANNOUNCED Subedar Neeraj Chopra, first Indian track & field athlete to win a gold medal at Olympic games & serv- ing in Indian Army’s 4 Rajputana Rifles, has been awarded Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) for his distinguished service. Chopra’s name figures in list of Army per- sonnel awarded for their gallantry. In order to keep check on people coming to watch R-Day Parade, Delhi cops installed Facial Recognition Systems & CCTV cameras to strengthen security. “We have installed Facial Recognition Systems at 30 different locations, including 6 entry points for frisking. FRS has a database of 50,000 suspected criminals,” they said. A total of 939 service medals, including 189 for gallantry, was announced by Centre for personnel of various central & state police forces on the eve of Republic Day. COPS PUT POSTERS OF TERRORISTS Delhi Police put up 4 posters of suspected Al-Qaeda terrorists near Hanuman Mandir in Connaught Place, that mentioned 4 individuals having links with group. CRUCIAL READ SENSEX SOARS 366.64 PTS TO END AT 57,858 DELHI: 8-YR-OLD GIRL GANG- RAPED, TWO DETAINED New Delhi: On Tues- day, he BSE Sensex ended 366.64 points or 0.64 per cent higher at 57,858.15. Similarly, the NSE Nif- ty rose 128.85 points or 0.75 per cent to close at 17,277.95. New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has sent a notice to the police seeking imme- diate action against a group of unidentified men who allegedly raped an eight-year- old girl. The girl is currently in the ICU “battling for life”, according to DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal. The police said they received the notice and have started investigation. Two suspects have been detained. Foreignfundinglicence: NoSCrelieffor6kNGOs SC seeks Centre, EC response on poll freebies New Delhi: SC on Tues- day issued notices to Centre & EC seeking their response to a PIL seeking a direction to seize election symbol or de-register a political party that promises or distributes ‘irrational freebies’ from public funds before polls. A bench comprising CJI NV Ramana & Justices AS Bopanna & Hima Kohli observed, “It is a serious issue & freebies budget goes beyond reg- ular budget. Eventhough its not a corrupt practice, but it creates a uneven playing field.” —PTI New Delhi: The Su- preme Court has de- clined immediate relief to NGOs including Mis- sionaries of Charity who lost FCRA registra- tion after the Centre said that the extension of the licence was given to NGOs which filed ap- plications. Refusing to pass an interim order to protect the 6,000 NGOs, the court asked them to make a presentation be- fore the Centre for the renewal, which would then take a decision as per the law. The top court said it does not want to inter- fere in the matter and that the NGOs should first approach the gov- ernment. If they are unhappy with deci- sions, the matter could be heard in court. —PTI CORONA CATASTROPHE UP 11,583 NEW CASES 1,854 NEW CASES IN LUCKNOW 15 NEW DEATHS
  • 2. UTTAR PRADESH LUCKNOW | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022 02 www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epaper/ I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia BATTLE FOR MUSLIM VOTES INTENSIFIES First India Bureau Lucknow: With the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), led by Asaduddin Owai- si, having fielded Maul- ana Umair Madani from the Deoband As- sembly seat in Saharan- pur district, the fight for Muslim votes in western Uttar Pradesh is bound to intensify. Maulana Umair Mada- ni comes from a promi- nent Madani family of Deoband. His father Maulana Masood Madani was a former minister in the Uttarakhand govern- ment, his uncle Maula- na Mahmood Madani is president of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind and his grandfather Arshad Masani is principal of Islamic seminary of Darul Uloom Deobad. The family wields con- siderable influence over Muslims in the region. “The entry of the Madani family mem- ber in the Assembly polls has made the con- test interesting in the western UP region be- cause of the influence they have over the lo- cal people,” said Tau- fiq Qureshi, a local journalist. The Muslim vote is decisive in deciding the fate of candidates in Sa- haranpur and adjoining districts. The SP, BSP and AIMIM are vying for Muslim votes to ensure victory of their candi- dates in t Rohilkhand region. AIMIM has fielded Mushir Tareen from the Sambhal, Shakeel Ashrafi from Asmoli Assembly seat, Lalita Kumar from Nagina seat, Mohiuddeen from Barhapur seat, Khalid Zama from Bilari seat, Maulana Laique from Nanpara seat and Haji Qumail Ashraf Khan from Kursi assembly seat. Interestingly, the Ba- hujan Samaj Party is also making a bid for Muslim votes. The par- ty has fielded 16 Mus- lims in constituencies that go to polls in the first phase and 23 in the second phase. The Bhagidari Pari- vartan Morcha formed by Owaisi includes the Jan Adhikari Party led by Babu Singh Kushwa- ha, the Bharat Mukti Morcha led by Vaman Meshram, Janata Kran- ti Party led by Anil Sin- gh Chauhan and Bharatiya Vanchit Sa- maj Party led by Ram Prasad Kashyap. The SP, BSP and AIMIM are vying for Muslim votes to ensure victory of their candidates in Rohilkhand in UP —FILE PHOTO NEW FRONT First India Bureau Lucknow: They are children of political leaders, who have served as quintessen- tial backroom boys when their parents contested the elections. Now these backroom boys are yearning to take to the centre stage of UP politics by con- testing elections and their parents are lobby- ing for their tickets. Neeraj Singh, the younger son of Union Defence Minister Ra- jnath Singh, had man- aged the campaign of his father along with a dedicated team of workers in 2014 and 2019. Neeraj is now aspir- ing for a ticket for him- self from Lucknow while his elder brother Pankaj is already seek- ing re-election from his Noida seat. Lobbying for Neeraj is being done very discreetly in Delhi. BJP MP Rita Bahu- guna Joshi has been very vocally lobbying for a ticket for her son Mayank Joshi, who had managed her cam- paign in the 2017 As- sembly polls and then the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. He gave up his job in the UK to help his mother in her polit- ical career. Rita is wanting the Lucknow Cantt seat that she won in 2017 for Mayank and has even offered to quit her Lok Sabha seat if the ‘one family, one ticket’ rule applies in the party . Aditya Yadav, son of Shivpal Singh Yadav, is another son who is as- piring for an electoral debut in these elec- tions. Shivpal Singh Yadav is contesting his Jaswantnagar seat and Aditya is eyeing anoth- er seat. Aditya is also seen meeting party workers from all over the state and addressing issues related to the party . SP sources said that Akh- ilesh Yadav is averse to fielding family mem- bers in these elections in order to demolish the nepotism charge and Aditya may finally not get a ticket. BJP MP Jagdambika Pal is also trying for a ticket for his son Abhishek Pal from Sid- dhartha Nagar while BJP MP Kaushal Kishore too is aspiring for a ticket for his sons, Vikas and Ayush, from rural constituencies of Lucknow. At least two Gover- nors, Kalraj Mishra of Rajasthan and Phagu Chauhan of Bihar, are also trying for tickets for their sons. Once backroom boys, now transforming into aspiring MLAs POLL WINDOW BJP MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi with her son Mayank Joshi who left his UK job to help his mother in politics. —FILE PHOTO For peaceful polls: Over 44,000 challaned in Muzaffarnagar Lucknow: Over 44,000 people have been challaned and 1,038 crimi- nals were booked under the Gang- sters Act in the district so far to ensure peaceful and fair poll, a senior official said. According to DistrictMagistrate Chander Bhushan Singh, the action hasalsobeentaken under Goonda Act against 416 people of which 83 were expelled for six months as a pre- cautionary meas- ure.Meanwhile, SSP Abhishek Ya- dav said that to en- sure peaceful polls, 16 arms manufacturing factories were busted in the dis- trict recently and large number of illegal arms and ammunition was seized in the district. —PTI DHARMIK YATRA! Ramanandacharya’s procession being taken out from Khak Chowk in the Magh Mela area, in Prayagraj on Tuesday. Rainbow combination with OBC majority in SP’s 1st list First India Bureau Lucknow: The Sama- jwadi Party has fallen back on “social engi- neering” of its own to reach out to several communities in tickets distribution. The party in its first list of 159 candidates has given largest chunk of 52 seats to non-Yadav OBCs. The party, while laying emphasis on backward communities in ticket distribution, has given indication that route to power goes through this section of the society . The list also included 31 Muslims, 10 Brah- mins, 31 Dalits, 18 Ya- davs, five Thakurs, nine Vaish, two sikhs and one Kayastha. The SP president Akhilesh Ya- dav has thus tried to present a rainbow coali- tion of communities in his first list. The SP has so far given 11 tickets to women. His uncle Shivpal Ya- dav will contest from his traditional seat Jas- want Nagar (Etawah). Otherprominentnames in the list are Dharam Singh Saini (Nukur), Nahid Hasan (Kairana), Mohd Azam Khan (Rampur), his son Ab- dullah (Swar Tanda). In the first list the party has given ticket to 27 sit- ting MLAs. There are a total 48 SP MLAs. The party has also adjusted those who had come from other parties. Interestingly except Shivpal Yadav none from Yadav family has so far been given ticket to contest UP election. Akhilesh will be con- testing election from Karhal in Mainpuri. The SP’s ally Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) which will be contesting on 33 seats from West UP has so far given tickets to 14 OBCs, including 10 Jats, two Gurjars, five Mus- lims, three Brahmins, two Thakurs and Saini and Vaish one each. The seat allocation to an- other ally-Suheldeo Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) is yet to be made. It is learnt another ally Apna Dal (K) president Krishna Patel will be contesting election from Rohaniya in Mir- zapur. The ruling BJP and main opposition SP have cast their lot be- hind the well-en- trenched backward communities to win the UP elections. The SP has been mak- ing efforts to widen its base by reaching out to non-Yadav OBCs, as it was reflected in its first list. Similarly, the BJP, which has so far de- clared 196 candidates has given tickets to 76 OBC, 34 Thakur, 24 Brahmins, 38 Dalits, 13 Vaish, six Punjabis, three Tyagis and two Kayastha. Thus, the BJP and SP have been trying to match each other in caste combina- tion in the ticket distri- bution. The BJP has fielded 26 women. Similar tactics of social engineering has also been adopted by the BSP which has been try- ing to regain lost ground by following Dalit-Muslim-Brahmi- OBC formula in the ticket distribution. It is to be noted that Akhilesh Yadav has been trying to throw away “Yadav Tag” by aggressively reaching out to non-Yadav OBCs, which was amply dem- onstration in induction of BJP ministers Swa- mi Prasad Maurya, Dara Singh Chauhan and Dharm Singh Saini into SP. The SP’s move has also largely made the UP election bipolar. UP min gets EC notice for son distributing cash Lucknow: After the video of the son of UP minister Anil Sharma, the BJP candidate from Shikarpur assembly segment, allegedly dis- tributing money to peo- ple went viral, the re- turning officer for the constituency has sought the minister’s explanation within 24 hours. The viral video purportedly shows Sharma’s son Kush dis- tributing Rs 100 notes to people amid the sounds of drum beats near his vehicle. It has been claimed that people taking mon- ey from Minister’s son were drummers. —PTI NOMINATION OF MAN ACCUSED OF 2018 BULANSHAHR MOB VIOLENCE REJECTED B u l a n d s h a h r : The nomination of Yogesh Raj, who was briefly ar- rested for his alleged role in the 2018 mob vio- lence in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr, has been rejected for the state As- sembly elections, offi- cials said Tuesday . He had put forth his candidature as an inde- pendent candidate from the Syana Assembly seat in Bulandshahr district, according to lo- cal election officials. The nomination pa- pers had been filed un- der the name Yogesh Kumar but rejected dur- ing the scrutiny process on Monday over incom- plete information, the officials said. In the affidavit, the Class 12 pass has men- tioned his age as 26 and also declared that there are two criminal cases against him in which verdict is awaited. This included the 2018 mob violence episode for which he was arrested. Police Inspector Sub- odh Kumar Singh and local resident Sumit had died of bullet inju- ries after the violence broke out in the Syana area of Bulandshahr in December 2018.Yogesh Raj was among 80 peo- ple, of which 27 were named and rest were ‘unknown’. —PTI Yogesh Raj —FILE PHOTO Yogesh’s Nomination papers were rejected due to incomplete information —FILE PHOTO EC issues notification for third phase of UP elections Lucknow: The State Election Commission on Tuesday issued the notification for the third-phase assembly election in Uttar Pradesh. In the third of the seven-phase elections, polling will be held in 59 assembly seats spread over 16 districts on February 20.The dis- tricts are Hathras, Firo- zabad, Etah, Kasganj, Mainpuri, Far- rukhabad, Kannauj, Etawah, Auraiya, Kan- pur Dehat, Kanpur Na- gar, Jalaun, Jhansi, Lal- itpur, Hamirpur and Mahoba. —PTI — PHOTO BY ANI —FILE PHOTO —FILE PHOTO
  • 3. UTTAR PRADESH LUCKNOW | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022 03 www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epaper/ I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia CRUCIAL READ CONGRESS HAS BECOME A LOCAL PARTY: MUKHTAR ABBAS NAQVI New Delhi: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday hit out at Congress stating that the nega- tive politics of the national political party has turned it into a local party. ‘Congress used to be a national party earlier, but now it has become a local party due to its negative politics. Everyone can see the condition of the party today,” Naqvi said. “People who think that power is their birthright, they suffer like this only,” he added. OVER 11K NEW COVID CASES IN UP, 1,850 IN LKO Lucknow: One Cov- id-19 patient died while 1,854 fresh cases were reported in the last 24 hours in Lucknow as the state recorded a total of 11,583 new cases of Covid and 15 deaths on Tuesday. Two deaths each were reported from Ghazi- abad and Moradabad districts. Uttar Pradesh also reported 18,875 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The number of active cases in the state now stands at 86,563 and in Lucknow it is 16,022. SLOGANS RAISED AGAINST BJP MLA ONVISITTOVILLAGE CONGRESS VETERAN ANAND PRAKASH RESIGNS ALLEGING NEGLECT OF WORKERS Muzaffarnagar: Umesh Malik, incumbent BJP MLA from Budhana constituency and also the party’s nominee for the upcoming polls, faced the ire of the people as he walked through an alley on Tuesday. The MLA, along with his support- ers, was at Rasool- pur Jatan village, in connection with some election-related work. The villagers gathered on both sides of the alley and shouted slo- gans against Malik and the BJP. Barabanki: Veteran Congress leader and former MP Anand Prakash Gautam resigned from the party alleg- ing neglect of workers. Gautam alleged due to money and muscle power of prominent leaders in the district, grassroot and hardworking workers were being neglected. Gautam was a member of Rajya Sabha for two terms. Without taking the name of former MP PL Punia, Gautam alleged a senior leader of the party was trying to ‘fix his equations’ to make his son win from Jaidpur seat and has no time for other candidates. First India Bureau Lucknow: The Yogi governmenthasimple- mented a slew of pre- ventive measures to checkthethirdwaveof the Covid pandemic. Under the stringent containment mecha- nism implemented to check spread of Cov- id-19, the government has not only imposed night curfews across the state, but also, has stepped up vigilance in all 75 districts and surveillance on the state borders. Nearly 73,000 sur- veillance committees, that played an effec- tive role in bringing down the spread of Covid, have been re- activated in urban and rural areas in light of the third wave. Industrial units have been asked to set up Covid help desks and daycare centres. Under the drive, from January 24 to 29, healthcare workers including ASHAs, an- ganwadi workers, members of surveil- lance committees are visiting houses to bring down transmis- sion levels. In addi- tion, a list of infants and newborns who have not been inocu- lated with essential vaccines yet, is also being prepared. Be- sides, people yet to get vaxed against Covid are being identified. First India Bureau Lucknow: A police constable, deployed in security of HC Justice near CM residence here, received bullet injury early in the morning. R a g h v e n d r a Mishra, ADC (Cen- tral) here said consta- ble Manoj Kumar Maurya, posted in 30 Pradeshik Armed Constabulary (PAC), was deployed in HC Judge Rakesh Srivas- tava’s security . When he was on duty his loaded rifle slipped from his hand and it fired, and the bullet penetrated chin of the constable. He was rushed to the trauma centre where his condition was stat- ed to be critical. Hesaid guardswere on3-hrshiftandManoj was on duty from 0100 hrsto0400hrsonTues- day . The incident oc- curred at around 0330 hrs and Mishra was rushed to Civil hospi- tal from where he was referred to Trauma centre when his condi- tion worsened. Lucknow: Banonphys- ical electioneering for the assembly polls amid a spurt in Covid cases has taken a toll on the shops selling publicity material with people in the business complain- ing that they are not even able to meet their daily expenses. The shops equipped with colourful publicity material, dotting the ar- eas adjacent to different political party offices in the state capital, await buyers even though the partyofficesinthevicin- ity continue to witness a heavyturnoutof leaders and ticket seekers. TheElectionCommis- sion has extended the ban till January 31 on physical poll rallies and roadshows ahead of the next month’s assembly elections in five states. The curb was imposed by the poll panel while announcingtheschedule earlier this month on ac- countof asurgeinCovid cases in the country . “Every day I think it would be a better busi- ness but so far it has been very bad. I have three workers employed at the shop and I am not able to meet their ex- pensesunderthepresent conditions,” Raghuraj Pal, owner of a decades-old shop, Raghuraj Pal Enterpris- es, next to the state BJP headquarters, said. “The sale is not even matching what we were earning before the elec- tions were announced,” he said, adding like oth- ers, he too is waiting for January 30 when the Election Commission is to review the situation and take a call on allow- ing rallies and public meetings which require a large quantity of pub- licity material. “Wehadtakenthema- terial worth lakhs of ru- pees on credit and when we get reminders for payment it becomes dif- ficult to give them a sat- isfactoryreply ,”Palsaid. The scene near the main opposition Sama- jwadi Party office is no different. Anil Saxena of Saxe- na Bandhu, in front of the SP office, said there are no takers for the poll campaign material pres- ently with digital cam- paigning for the elec- tions taking the centre stage. “I got the material from Delhi, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad for the elections.Butbecauseof digital campaigning, there are no takers for the traditional means of publicity ,” Saxena, whose shop sells poll campaign material only for the SP said. Next to Saxena’s shop is Ayushi Enterprises with its proprietor Ayushi Saxena ruing next-to-nil sale of her poll campaign wares, which she also blames on the delay in finalisa- tion of candidates. “We used to wait for elections thinking we will be able to do good business but had never imagined that it would be like this. People are not buying even caps for Rs 30 or stoles,” she said. Shopkeepers had col- lected huge stock which was the main worry , she said. Car stickers with thepictureof candidates were a hot selling item but as candidates have not been decided, the or- ders for the same are not coming, she said. Interestingly , Pal, owner of campaign ma- terial shop next to the BJP office, said, “The BJP being the ruling party , its supporters and leaders are strictly fol- lowingtheECdirectives, resultinginnosaleatmy shop.” —PTI STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY CS Durga Prasad Mishra, Divisional Commissioner Ranjan Kumar, DM Abhishek Prakash and other officers along with volunteers at the voter awareness drive programme organised on National Voters’ Day at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan on Tuesday. PUBLICITY MATERIAL BIZ HARD HIT BYBANONPHYSICALCAMPAIGNING Seeing Covid surge, the Election Commission imposed ban on rallies & roadshows for polls till Jan 31 A cutout of PM Modi and other election material on sale at a shop near the BJP headquarters in Lucknow ‘EVEN CAPS ARE NOT SELLING’ 73k surveillance committeesactivated CM AT FOREFRONT Accidental firing injures cop on guard of judge —PHOTO BY ASHOK DUTTA —PHOTO BY ASHOK DUTTA
  • 4. PERSPECTIVE LUCKNOW | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022 04 www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epaper/ I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia Promoted by First India News International Pvt. Ltd. REPUBLIC SHOULD BECOME STRONGER IN THE LIGHT OF Amrit Mahotsav of Independence is a festival to make us realize the real secret of freedom in the light of the glorious traditions of our national love, harmony, and spirituality ‘AmritMahotsav’ hen the country became inde- pendent, we did not have any sov- ereign constitution of our own. Republic Day is very important because the Constitution came into force on this day . The Indian Constitution is the largest hand- written constitution in the world. I consider it a global document of human rights and duties. If there is a reliable system for the protec- tion of human rights, then it is in the Indian Constitution itself. Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, had once said that ‘the Ganges of rights flows from the Himalayas of duties’. The Consti- tution is the decorum of freedom. The whole country is celebrat- ing the Amrit Mahotsav of Inde- pendence at this time. There is also a need to think deeply in the context of this Mahotsav on the occasion of Republic Day. Be- cause, for the first time this has happened when the Mahotsav is being celebrated at various levels across the country for keeping the memory of our freedom fight- ers alive, to keep the culture and glorious history of the country intact in the light of the events related to the freedom movement. Consider that we are all illumi- nated by the sun and the light of the sun is reflected on the earth by becoming moonlight. Moon is immortal. Having nectar-like rays. Its rays never fade. It is in- destructible due to being imbued with the nectar element. I also consider Indian culture to be in- exhaustible in the same way . The Amrit Mahotsav of Inde- pendence is a festival to make us realize the real secret of freedom in the light of the glorious tradi- tions of our national love, har- mony, and spirituality . It is dedi- catedtothosepeople,duetowhich the country became self-reliant in various fields. It is dedicated to the achievements of those who wrote incredible success stories to make the country strong and prosperous. Public participation hasbeenensuredintheall-around development of the country . The aim is that the small efforts and changes that have been made for the pride of the country at the lo- cal level for the spirit of self-reli- ant India can take the form of national achievement. The real objective of this festival is to pre- serve the history of efforts made for great successes in each state and every region of India so as to inspire future generations. I also call it the inspirational festival of the new generation. After independence, a strong foundation of development in the country was laid based on planned development in each area under the constitution. The philosophy associated with Indi- an culture, the lofty life tradi- tions we have - the Constitution explains it in a way . I believe that a nation is not just a landmass. It is a thought in itself. The mean- ing of seeing the country in the noun of thought is a nation in which there is no distinction be- tween men and women based on caste and religion. Where experi- ence and knowledge are partners. Bharat itself means that great tradition of knowledge and phi- losophy in which the essence from the Vedic hymns to the Ad- vaita philosophy of Adi Shanka- racharya comes. Our nation has given the message of considering the whole world as our family with the formula of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’. Today the country is progress- ing rapidly by providing social, economic, mental, political free- dom to women, social and eco- nomic backward, disabled, and tribals. But I believe that the real goal will be accomplished only when the person standing in the last row gets equality and justice. It is imperative that our new gen- eration become self-reliant, and be educated in human values. It is the duty of all of us that we should be fully engaged in achiev- ing the bigger goals of self-reli- ance. Post-covid pandemic, the world will be new. There will be a new system, and I am sure this new system will be inspired by the lofty values of Indian culture. Because even in the difficult times of covid, we supplied med- icines and vaccines not only for ours but to other countries of the world keeping in view the world humanity . The country has achieved great successes in various fields in the last 75 years despite diffi- cult challenges. India, which once faced a shortage of food grains, is today the world’s larg- est exporter of food grains. The country has today become a glob- al supplier of vaccines in the era of the pandemic, recovering from the lack of health services. With the emerging nationalism, today the country has taken a big leap in information technology and special knowledge-based indus- tries. We have achieved food secu- rity for a large population. There is no area in which India is not moving fast. Come, on Republic Day today , in the light of ‘Azadi Ke Amrit Ma- hotsav’,letusalltrywithdetermi- nation to take the nation on the path of knowledge and develop- ment. Create new avenues for the progress of the country . May eve- ryone’s happiness be collective happiness and sorrow collective sorrow. We should be proud of the nation’s pride, with this collective spirit, on Republic Day, let us all pave the way for the all-around development of the country . THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL Come, on Republic Day today, in the light of ‘Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav’, let us all try with determination to take the nation on the path of knowledge and development. Create new avenues for the progress of the country. May everyone’s happiness be collective happiness and sorrow collective sorrow. We should be proud of the nation’s pride, with this collective spirit, on Republic Day, let us all pave the way for the all-around development of the country W KALRAJ MISHRA The writer is Governor of Rajasthan The whole country is celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence at this time. There is also a need to think deeply in the context of this Mahotsav on the occasion of Republic Day. Because, for the first time this has happened when the Mahotsav is being celebrated at various levels across the country for keeping the memory of our freedom fighters alive, to keep the culture and glorious history of the country intact in the light of the events related to the freedom movement Vol 2 Issue No. 76 RNI NO. UPENG/2020/80229. Printed and published by Anita Hada Sangwan on behalf of First Express Publishers. Printed at Amar Ujala Ltd. B-5 Amausi Industrial Area Kanpur Road Lucknow. Published at 98, Friend’’s Colony, Raheem Nagar, Dudouli Road, Madiyaon, Lucknow (UP). Editor-In-Chief: Jagdeesh Chandra. Editor: Vishal Srivastav responsible for selection of news under the PRB Act In this 75th year of Independence, let us re- discover the values that animated our glorious national movement. President of India @rashtrapatibhvn SPIRITUAL SPEAK Just as the boyhood, youth and old age come to the embodied Soul in this body, in the same manner, is the attaining of another body; the wise man is not deluded at that. — Bhagavad Gita TOP TWEETS India’s first CDS Late Bipin Rawat ji was a unique patriot, who served the country with full devotion and dedication. Prime Minister @NarendraModi Ji has honored his service to the nation in true sense by giving him Padma Vibhushan. For this, I congratulate Modi ji on behalf of the country. Amit Shah @AmitShah
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  • 6. INDIA LUCKNOW | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022 05 www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epaper/ I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia JD(U) releases first list of 20 candidates for UP Lucknow: Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday released its first list of 20 candi- dates for the upcom- ing Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. In December last year, Janata Dal (United) National President of JD(U) Rajeev Ranjan Sin- gh alias Lalan Singh said his party was informed that BJP is ready for an alli- ance with them for the upcoming as- sembly elections in UP and hoped to win the elections. “We hope to win the up- coming elections,” Singh had said. —ANI Chandigarh: The Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) chief ministerial candi- date in Punjab, Bhag- want Mann, on Tuesday said that if Captain Amarinder Singh was receiving calls and mes- sages from Pakistan to make Navjot Singh Sid- hu a minister, then why did he keep it a secret for so long. Was it at the behest of Pakistan that the Captain later offered a ministry to Sidhu, Mann sought to know. He also reacted to Amarinder Singh’s comment calling him a comedian, by saying that this comedian has always raised the issues of Punjab’s water, agri- culture, farmers and mafia in Parliament. Addressing the me- dia here, Mann said on Tuesday that Captain was making such state- ments to disturb the at- mosphere of Punjab during the elections as he had nothing left now. Without naming any- one, the AAP leader re- marked that “Pakistan” himself used to live with him in his house. “Captain used to ap- point ministers, DGP and CS of the state only after asking Pakistan. Captain used the ser- vices of senior officers of Punjab to take care of the sitaphal and chi- ku at his Siswan farm- house,” he added. “When Captain Ama- rinder was an MP, he did not even go to Par- liament. His attendance was the worst, let alone his chances of raising any issue pertaining to Punjab and its people. Even as the CM, he de- ceived the people of Punjab. Instead of ful- filling promises, he was spending time in his farm house. Today he is getting punished for his betrayal,” he said. He also strongly con- demned the sacrilege incident at Kali Mata temple in Patiala. IN THE COURTYARD PUNJAB HARYANA HC STAYS MAJITHIA’S ARREST FOR 3 DAYS New Delhi: Punjab and Haryana High Court stays Bikram Majithia’s arrest for three days. HC gave time to the Akali Dal leader so that he could appeal the court’s order dismissing his anticipato- ry bail plea in SC. Punjab and Haryana High Court, on Tuesday, granted protection to SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia. SC ADJOURNS RAKESH ASTHANA APPOINTMENT PLEA New Delhi: The SC on Tuesday adjourned till February 9, the hearing of a plea challenging the appointment of Indian Police Service (IPS) of- ficer Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Police Commis- sioner. A bench headed by Justice Justice DY Chandrachud listed the matter for February 9 for final argument. MUMBAI COURT DISCHARGES SHILPA IN GERE CASE Mumbai: Almost 15 years after Shilpa Shetty landed in an obscenity case when Hollywood star Richard Gere kissed her on her cheeks at a public event, the actress was dis- charged from the case by a Mumbai court. ACTRESS ASSAULT CASE: KERALA HC GRANTS 10 DAYS Kerala: The Kerala HC on Tuesday granted ten days to prosecution to com- plete examination of wit- nesses in case pertaining to the alleged abduction sexual assault of a woman actor in 2017. Prominent Malayalam actor Dileep is one of the accused in the case. HC directive after SC turned down govt’s plea to extend the trial time. New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Tuesday opposed the bail plea of Niraj Bishnoi, alleged creator of the Bulli Bai app, in the Patiala House Court saying that the investigation is at a “very nascent” stage. Public Prosecutor Advocate Irfan Ahmed appearing for Delhi Police submitted that contents on accused’s Twitter handles were deroga- tory, and was targeting women of a community. DELHI POLICE OPPOSES BAIL PLEA OF BULLI BAI APP CREATOR BISHNOI Moni Sharma New Delhi: There is no challenge within the Trinamool Congress to the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Ba- nerjee but her nephew Abhishek Banerjee will have to prove himself to become the leader of the party . The voices of resent- ment against him have started rising in the party. He has also been accused of running contrary to the policies of the party and the state government re- garding Corona. So far, only one party MP, Kalyan Banerjee has raised the voice, but in the coming days, this voice may get more strength. Kalyan Banerjee has said that Abhishek will be considered a leader only if the party wins the assembly elections in Tripura and Goa un- der his command. There are elections in Tripura next year but the results for Goa will come in two months. If the party is unable to open an account or win more than one or two seats in Goa, then the voice against Ab- hishek will gain in strength. Abhishek and his team also under- stand this, only then Mamta Banerjee’s sec- ond nephew Akash Ba- nerjee has been brought forward. He has opened a front against Kalyan Baner- jee and has told the need for a new MP in place of Kalyan Baner- jee from Shrirampur. But Abhishek’s work will not be cut out due to his brother making statements. If he as- pires to leadership, he will have to show by winning the election. Abhishek will be a leader only if TMC wins Tripura and Goa! CHALLENGING TIME  Abhishek Banerjee will have to prove himself to become the leader of the party. Although there is no challenge within the party. New Delhi: Aam Aad- mi Party on Friday re- leased first list of can- didates for the upcom- ing Uttarakhand polls scheduled for 2022. AAP Uttarakhand in charge Dinesh Mo- haniya shared the list on Twitter. The devel- opment comes ahead of Delhi Environment Minister and senior AAP leader Gopal Rai’s five-day visit to Uttarakhand from Sat- urday, during which he will address a series of public meetings and pitch for a “novel change” in the state ahead of the assembly polls in the coming months. Ahead of Assembly polls, Bharatiya Jana- ta Party (BJP) has planned to convene 10 meetings at every booth in Uttarakhand. AAP releases fourth list of 10 candidates Panaji: Ahead of Goa Assembly elections, Former Cong leader Jo- seph Robert Sequeira who is an ex-Sarpanch from Calangute constit- uency on Tuesday joined BJP. “We are winning the upcoming Assembly elections in Goa,” said Goa CM Pramod Sawant, who was also present. Ex-Cong leader Sequeira joins BJP ahead of Goa polls PUNJAB POLLS Comedian has always put up Punjab’s issues: Mann The AAP leader asked that if Amarinder Singh was receiving calls from Pakistan to make Navjot Singh Sidhu a minister, why did he keep it a secret Bhagwant Mann addressing media in Chandigarh. —FILE PHOTO RAHUL TO VISIT PUNJAB ON JANUARY 27 Chandigarh: Congress will be routed in next month’s Punjab Assembly polls while his party’s alliance will sweep the polls, winning over 80 seats, Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal claimed on Tuesday. The Aam Aadmi Party will win less than 10 seats, he said. SAD is contesting the polls in alliance with Mayawati’s Ba- hujan Samaj Party. According to the seat-sharing arrangement between the two parties, the BSP is contesting 20 of 117 Assembly seats in Punjab, while the rest will be contested by the Akalis. SAD-BSP TO SWEEP PUNJAB POLLS: BADAL MANN RIDICULES SIDHU ON AAP’S POLLS FEEDBACK Chandigarh: AAP leader Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday ridiculed Navjot Singh Sidhu for question- ing the survey for selecting the CM face and asked him not to interfere in the inter- nal affairs of the Aam Aadmi Party. Mann asked Sidhu to get a survey done from his own party for choos- ing the CM candi- date. Addressing the media here, Mann said Mr Sidhu is now questioning the AAP’s survey ‘Janta Chunegi Apna CM.’ Mr Sidhu on Monday had dubbed AAP’s survey a “scam” and “a deceptive scheme” and had said his party had lodged a complaint with the Election Commission against it. Chandigarh: Punjab Con- gress President Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tues- day condemned the al- leged sacrilege bid at Shri Kali Mata Mandir in Patiala on Monday by saying that the politics of fear, polarisation and hate is intruding the northern state. Taking to Twitter, Sidhu wrote, “Incident of sacrilege at Mata Kali Devi temple is de- plorable, divisive forces can never tear into the socio-economic fabric of Punjabiyat.” The Punjab Cong president added that Punjabiyat’s armour is universal brotherhood respect for religions. On Monday, a man was arrested in connection of sacrilege bid. —ANI Sidhu condemns ‘sacrilege attempt’ at Kali temple in Patiala Navjot Singh Sidhu addressing media. —FILE PHOTO SACRILEGE ATTACK UP POLLS New Delhi: UP Deputy Chief Min- ister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Tuesday slammed Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav saying that his party and his allies cannot stop Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from returning to power in the upcoming as- sembly elections in the state and alleged that SP is giving tickets to criminals. “SP is not able enough to stop the lotus of BJP from blooming. The list of candidates that the SP has released for the upcoming elections shows that it is not a political party but party of gangsters, crimi- nals, mafias. They are not fighting polls but threatening people of the state,” Deputy CM said. ‘AKHILESH GAVE TICKETS TO CRIMINALS’ APNA DAL (SONELAL) RELEASES LIST OF STAR CAMPAIGNERS FOR 2 PHASES BSP PRESIDENT MAYAWATI TO ADDRESS PUBLIC RALLY IN AGRA ON FEBRUARY 2 Lucknow : Apna Dal, an ally of the ruling BJP, has also laid down its life in the upcoming as- sembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. Your party does not want to be left behind in the election campaign. In this order, the party has released the list of its star campaigners. Apna Dal has an- nounced the names of star campaigners for the first and second phase of voting. The list of star campaigners also includes the names of party president Anupriya Patel and her husband Ashish Patel. The list of Apna Dal(S) includes Anupriya Patel, Ashish Patel, Dr Jamuna Prasad Saroj, Neil Ratan Singh Patel, Pakori Lal, R.B. The names of 15 leaders like Singh Patel, Avadh Naresh Verma, Rekha Verma, Raj Kumar Pal, Ajit Singh Baisla, Mahesh Chaudhary, Mohammad Vakil, Ahmed Khan Mansoori, Zaki UI Nasir and Nadeem Ashraf are included. Patel said whichever seat comes candidates will be fielded on it. Lucknow: BSP president Mayawati will hold a public meeting in Agra on February 2, formally kicking off the party’s campaign for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The BSP president will address the meeting, strictly following the Covid protocol, party general secretary Satish Chandra Mishra said in a tweet. “It is to be informed that BSP national president and former chief minister of UP, Behen Kumari Mayawatiji will address a public meeting in Agra on February 2 fol- lowing all Covid rules. Time and place of the public meeting will be made available to the media soon,” Mishra said in his tweet in Hindi. The Samajwadi Party on Tuesday released the list of campaigners for the Uttarakhand Assembly elections. The names of Akhilesh Yadav, Kiranmoy Nanda and Jaya Bachchan are included in the list with 12 other lead- ers. List of Samajwadi Party’s star campaigners for Uttarakhand elections Earlier, the party had announced that it will contest assembly elections on all 70 seats. The Uttarakhand Assembly election 2022 will be held in a single phase on February 14. The last day of filing nominations is January 28. The counting of votes will take place on March 10. —ANI AKHILESH YADAV, JAYA BACHCHAN AMONG SP’S STAR CAMPAIGNERS FOR UTTARAKHAND RAHUL UNFOLLOWS RPN SINGH ON TWITTER New Delhi: Hours after former Union Minister RPN Singh joined BJP after quitting Congress, party leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday unfol- lowed him on Twitter. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra still follows Singh on the microblogging site.
  • 7. INDIA LUCKNOW | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022 06 www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epaper/ I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia New Delhi: Kerala on Tuesday reported 55,475 new Covid-19 cases with a test positivity rate of 49.9 per cent. This is the first time that the TPR is almost at 50 per cent, meaning one of the two persons tested for Covid in Ker- ala is diagnosed with the infection. 70 related deaths and 84 deaths that were newly certified as Cov- id-19 deaths based on the revised rules, were also recorded pushing the death toll to 52,141 in the state. Kerala has been witnessing drastic increase in fresh infec- tions for the past few days. There are 2,85,365 active Covid cases in the state. Union Health Minis- ter Dr Mansukh Man- daviya on Tuesday asked states and Union Territories to ramp up testing in areas where it has gone down. In a meeting with of- ficials from these states and UTs, Mandaviya also urged them to send Covid-19 testing and vaccination data timely . The health minister also told the states that as a large number of people are opting for home isolation, they should be monitored as per national guidelines. India Tuesday report- ed 2,55,874 cases in the last 24 hours down from 3,06,064 infections a day before, Health Family Welfare data. With55,475newCovidcases, Kerala’sTPRsurgesto49.4% India Tuesday reported 2,55,874 cases in the last 24 hours down from 3,06,064 infections A patient wearing an oxygen mask is being taken for treatment at a hospital. —PHOTO BY ANI Agartala: BSF Tripura Frontier IG Sushanta Kumar Nath on Tuesday said that the cross border infiltration has reduced since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing a press confer- ence at BSF headquarters Shalbagan in West Tripura, Nath said, “A total of 221 infiltrators have been arrested while attempting to cross the borders illegally. Among the detained persons, 118 were Indian nationals, 97 were identified as Bangladeshi nationals and six were from other na- tionalities.” “In comparison to 2020, the detection rate is higher as 128 persons were intercepted for unlawfully breaching the Indo-Bangla borders.” CROSS BORDER INFILTRATION HAS REDUCED DUE TO COVID-19: NATH New Delhi: Chief Jus- tice of India NV Rama- na on Tuesday said that 13 judges of the Su- preme Court and 400 people in the registry were infected with COVID-19 during the third surge. CJI Rama- na shared these facts when one of the law- yers complained that his matter was not ur- gently listed by the reg- istry. CJI Ramana in- formed the lawyer that 13 judges of the top court were infected with COVID-19 and a number of officers in the registry were also positive. CJI said that they are working even though their bodies were not cooperating. “If you don’t know the problems what can we do,” CJI said. 13 SC judges,400 people in registry infected in 3rd wave:CJI COVID HIGHLIGHTS Srinagar (JK): Sus- pected militants hurled a grenade in Hari Singh High street area of Sri- nagar Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday . Further details are awaited. Earlier, BSF IG DK Boora had said that the forces have received some input and are on high alert and further assured the population that they should have nothing to fear. Addressing the me- dia on Monday, Boora said, “During this peri- od, almost every time, there is stress on the security situation along the border. But we are here to meet all the challenges. We have got some input from the in- telligence department. We are very alert on and along the border in- cluding LC and have heightened our vigil on the border. A maximum number of troops and officers are present on the border.” The IG said that they are “exten- sively carrying out op- erations including the anti-drone exercises” and will do everything to ensure safety . —ANI GRENADE ATTACK IN SRINAGAR, 4 INJURED New Delhi, Jan 25: The Chief Election Com- missioner Sushil Chandra, during an event on the occasion of National Voter’s Day in Delhi, on Tuesday . He informed that there are more than 95.3 crore voters in India, out of which 49 crore are male and 46 crore are female voters. Addressing the event today, CEC Chandra said, “Today there are more than 95.3 crore voters of which 49 crore are male voters and 46 crore are female voters. Among these registered voters, there are 1.92 crore senior citizens.” He added that the right to vote was be- stowed upon every adult citizen of India at the same time as India won her freedom. “For a newly-inde- pendent country with a literacy rate of 18 per cent, this was a truly radical move,” Election Commission chief said. Speaking about the arrangements made in five-poll bound states, he stated that EC has emphasised increasing the pace of COVID-19 vaccination in Punjab, UP, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur and all ar- rangements will be made to ensure that election is safe. —ANI National Voters Day: India has more than 95.3 cr voters, says CEC RANKINGS: SHAFALI VERMA REGAINS TOP SPOT, MANDHANA DROPS TO FOURTH CUSTOMS DEPT CAUTIONS PUBLIC AGAINST CONMEN NEW DELHI: The Delhi Customs Office this week issued a public notice warning against individuals impersonat- ing as customs officers to extort money after the department was informed about such instances. The con persons first become friendly with their vic- tims and subsequently promise them to send parcels to India. They then impersonate as customs officers by using their names and instruct them to deposit money in the bank ac- count created by them. Mumbai: Amazon.com Inc. and Netflix Inc. are among platforms partnering with Clean Slate Filmz Pvt. to push out movies and web series worth about 4 billion rupees ($54 mil- lion). Clean Slate Filmz will release eight films and series on these over-the-top streaming sites as well as some others in the next 18 months, the studio’s 37-year-old co-founder and anoshka’s brother, Karnesh Sharma said. Sharma declined to provide a full list before officially announced. Dubai: Australia captain Meg Lanning and Tahlia McGrath have advanced in the ICC Women’s T20I Player Rank- ings after helping their team clinch the three-match home series against England 1-0 with outstanding performances in the first match in Adelaide. The pair was associated in a 144-run unbroken stand for the second wicket in the only match that saw a result, Lanning’s 44-ball 64 helping her overtake India’s Smriti Mandhana to third place and McGrath’s Player of the Match effort of 91 off 49 propelling her 29 places to 28th position. Mandhana’s opening part- ner Shafali Verma though is back on top of the rankings. CRUCIAL READ “STUPID SON OF A B**” - BIDEN CAUGHT ON HOT MIC MOCKING REPORTER ANUSHKA’S $54 MN DEAL WITH AMAZON, NETFLIX NO DISCONTENT OVER APPOINTMENT OF MINS AS DISTRICT IN-CHARGES: CM TO HELP TSUNAMI-HIT TONGA, INDIA ANNOUNCES IMMEDIATE AID OF $200,000 MOB ALLEGES ;LOVE JIHAD’ CASE, MAN BOOKED UNDER ANTI -CONVERSION LAW STALIN WRITES TO PM MODI OVER REPORTS OF SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT AUCTIONING BOATS OF TAMIL NADU FISHERMEN WASHINGTON – US President Joe Biden used an epithet to describe a reporter who shouted a question about inflation during a White House meeting with members of his Cabinet on pricing. Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked the president whether he thought inflation would be a “political li- ability” ahead of midterm elections. Biden’s reaction was caught on a hot mic. “That’s a great asset, more infla- tion,” Biden said. “What a stupid son of a b—-.” Last week, Biden was heard mocking another reporter for a “stupid question” on why he was waiting on Russian Pres Vladimir Putin “to make the first move” in Ukraine. Chennai: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin on Tuesday wrote to PM Narendra Modi, urging him to regis- ter its protest against the Sri Lankan govt’s decision to reportedly auction fish- ing boats belonging to the state. He urged the Centre to “register its disapproval in strongest possible terms at appropriate level and to prevail upon the Sri Lankan Govt to recall the advertisement published for auctioning TN fishing boats on which they do not have any legal rights”. The auctioning is slated to take place between February 7 and 11. —PTI Bengaluru: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said there is no discontent among his cabinet colleagues following their appointment as district in-charge mins and added that he has discussed it with them. “They are all united and there is no discontent. We are all committed to work for the welfare of the people and run the govt in the most appropriate way,” Bommai told mediaper- sons. Nearly six months after his government came to office, Bommai Monday had assigned districts to 28 cabinet ministers of which they will be in-charge while keeping the Bengaluru Urban district with himself. NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday announced immedi- ate assistance of $200,000 for relief and rehabilita- tion efforts in Tonga, which was hit by a massive volcanic eruption and a tsunami on January 15. The eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano sent tsunami waves across the Pacific Ocean and was heard 2,300 km away in New Zealand. Accord- ing to NASA, the volcanic eruption was hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bomb the US dropped on Hiroshima during World War 2. Ujjain: A Muslim man, who was allegedly beaten by a mob for travelling on a train with a Hindu woman in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain, was on Monday booked under anti-conversion law based on the woman’s complaint. The woman claimed the accused had taken her “objectionable photos”. Earlier, police said that the mob had alleged it was a case of ‘love jihad’. VERY DENSE FOG EXPECTED OVER NORTH INDIA FOR NEXT TWO DAYS New Delhi: Severe cold accompanied by very dense fog is likely to hamper life in Punjab, Haryana and West Uttar Pradesh over the next two days, Indian Meteorological Department said on Tuesday. The weatherman said that Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and West UP will reel under cold to severe cold day conditions for the next three to four days. The very dense fog cover will affect lives in the region during nights and morning on Wednesday and Thursday, the IMD alert said, Rajasthan is expected to experience dense fog on the same dates. —PHOTO BY ANI
  • 8. NEWS LUCKNOW | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022 07 www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epaper/ I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia WHAT FORCED SP TO FIELD JAILED AZAM KHAN, ASKS BJP The BJP on Tuesday sought to know what compelled the Samajwadi Party (SP) to field its jailed leader Azam Khan for the upcoming polls and labelled it a party of jail and bail. Khan, the incumbent Lok Sabha MP from Rampur, has been in jail since February 2020 in various cases filed against him during the Yogi Adityanath regime in Uttar Pradesh. Gaurav Bhatia, BJP’s spokesperson, sought an answer from SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Khan’s candidature “even when the court had denied him bail”. He said the SP was deemed to be wiped off in the upcoming Assembly elections because the party stood for lawlessness. “The crime rate in UP during the SP government was at a high. We cannot forget the Jawahar Bagh incident in Mathura. Besides, riots used to be commonplace in UP. The SP is a party of criminals. The mafias and dons used to consider themselves above the law. Now, they are under control and in fear,” Bhatia said. In June 2016, 29 people, including two police officials, were killed in Mathura’s Jawahar Bagh park during a drive to evict squatters. Explaining how things changed under the BJP government, Bhatia said CM Yogi Adityanath dedicated himself to the people of the state during COVID-19 and ensured timely vaccination of all. —PTI MAN FILES PAPERS WEARING PPE KIT, HOLDING SANITISER, THERMAL SCANNER An Assembly polls candidate here on Tuesday filed his nomination papers wearing a PPE kit and holding a sanitiser and thermal scanner in hands. It is Sanyukt Vikas Party candidate Vaidhraj Kishan’s 19th election as a candidate. Kishan had his deposits forfeited in all 18 polls he contested so far. But the candidate said he will also file nominations from Gorakhpur against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. He in the past tried to contest the presidential polls and had deposited fee but did not get proposers. When asked why he was wearing the PPE kit and holding sanitiser and thermal scanner in hands, Kishan said he will first check temperature of those coming in his contact and wore the kit to save himself from coronavirus. Kishan told PTI that it is his 19th election as a candidate. “I first contested for a Nagar Palika member in 1994, then in 1995 fought for the post of chairman,” he said. He said at that time he had sought vote and a currency note from every voter. “I got 8,000 votes and Rs 1.5 lakh in cash,” he said. City Magistrate Devendra Pratap Singh confirmed that one person from the Sanyukt Vikas Party has filed his papers. —PTI MUSLIMS IN AYODHYA PINE FOR PROGRESS Ayodhya: As election fever grips the temple town, Muslims in this renamed district are fo- cusing on development and employment mat- ters and feel the Ram temple issue is “dead” and political parties should move on and concentrate on people- centric issues. In Ayod- hya, Hindus and Mus- lims live together. The district should have bet- ter roads, parking fa- cilities and factories also, Iqbal Ansari, who was an independent liti- gant and son of one of the oldest litigants in the Ram Janambhoomi- Babri mosque dispute case Mohammad Hashim Ansari, told PTI. “There are thou- sands of temples here, one more (Ram temple) is being constructed,” he said and added, “Now, our youth need employment. There should be de- velopment as now Ayo- dhya is a district”. “The temple-mosque issue is no more here. Muslims did not say anything about the court’s judg- ment and accepted it. Now is the time to talk about employment and development,” he said. Hamid Zafar Misam, a resident of Rath Have- li road, said that due to COVID-19 the middle class has suffered a lot and the government did nothing considerable for them. “They re- mained entangled in paying their electricity bills, loan installments and no considerable re- lief was given to them. The doctors with big de- grees quarantined themselves and those who helped people were the one called quacks,” he said. For progress, what we need is employ- ment and medical facili- ties here,” Misam said. About Adityanath not contesting from here after initial active- ness shown here, Mis- am said, “wo bhag khade hue yahan se,” (he fled away from here). When asked why, he said, “Seeing the in- ternal survey response for him from here, he fled.” About the Ram temple issue, he said, “It was not the BJP gov- ernment which paved the way for the con- struction of the temple by bringing in a legisla- tion for the same. —PTI Budaun: Budaun’s BJP MP Sanghamitra Maurya, whose father and UP minister Swami Prasad Maurya recent- ly defected to Samajwa- di Party, on Tuesday as- serted that she was a very much BJP worker, expressing her loyalty to Prime Minister Nar- endra Modi. Reaching here for the first time after her father quit the BJP , she took part in the filing of nomination pa- pers by her partymen for the assembly polls. Polling in Budaun and other neighbouring assembly seats will be held in the second phase of elections on Febru- ary 14. Talking to re- porters, Sanghamitra Maurya exuded confi- dence that the BJP will win all 6 assembly seats of the Budaun district. “I am a BJP worker and have full faith in PM Narendra Modi,” she said Asked about her fa- ther Swami Prasad Maurya’s assertions that there is no respect for backwards and Dal- its in the BJP, she said this matter has reached Modi ji and he will find a solution. Asked about her post on social media about herself and Apar- na Yadav, who had re- cently joined BJP quit- ting Samajwadi Party, Sanghmitra Maurya said, “I had only asked in the post since when sisters and daughters began having caste and religion. It was a comment on those who have been giving suggestions without asking, she said, referring to her post on Facebook in which she had regis- tered agony on being at- tacked after her father quit the BJP. “Should it be also associated with ‘varg’ (class) that the daughter is (Maurya) backward daughter- in-law (Bisht) upper caste?” she had asked in the post. —PTI Agra: Candidates go- ing to their respective constituencies to meet people heard people’s problems. Samajwadi Party’s Agra South can- didate Vinay Agarwal along with the party’s Agra metropolitan area president Chaudhary Wajid Nissar reached Mantola in a convoy. Wherever the convoy went, the party workers welcomed the leaders with flower garlands raised Samajwadi Par- ty Zindabad slogans. Nissar said that it is the love of the people that have encouraged the party and this time people want change and now the Samajwadi Party will write a new chapter in the story of the development of UP. Meanwhile, BJP’s Agra Cantonment candidate Dr GS Dharmesh reached Tajganj area said that the work done by the Yogi government in the last 5 years will give victory to the BJP. Gorakhpur: Bodies of two teenage boys were dug out of the ground near a village here after some passersby hap- pened to see animals eating pieces of the corpses that lay on the ground, police said on Tuesday . On recovering the bodies, the police said, they learned that the boys had their hands tied and there were injury marks on their heads. The boys have been identified as Ganesh Jaiswal (16) and Akash Jaiswal (17). They were residents of Mahubiri Palipa village in Jhang- ha area here. While Ganesh was a Class 11 student, Akash used to work as labourer. They were friends, police said. Deputy Inspector General of Police Ravindra Gaur, Super- intendent of Police (North) Manoj Awasthi and Circle Officer Chauri Chaura, Akh- ilanand Upadhyaya reached the spot to take stock of the situation. They said the boys had left the house on Janu- ary 7. As they did not return, their family members approached the police. However, three days later, they returned to their homes and again left with their luggage. Their families were un- der the impression that they had left for Hy- derabad in Telangana to earn a living, police said. They said prima facie it appeared that the boys were killed several days ago. “Four teams, includ- ing the crime branch and Jhangha police, are investigating. Police are trying to find out whether the boys had a conflict with anyone in the village or at school, or if they were involved in any affair with a girl. The case will be re- solved soon and the cul- prits will be arrested,” SP Awasthi said. —PTI MuslimsarefocusingondevelopmentandemploymentmattersandfeeltheRamtempleissueisdead andpoliticalpartiesshouldmoveon —REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE BJP Lok Sabha MP from Budaun Dr Sanghamitra Maurya. —REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE SP candidate Vinay Agarwal and SP’s Agra Mahanagar president Chaudhary Wajid Nissar. PRAISE FOR YOGI CRIME ROUNDUP First India Bureau Meerut: Police and Special Task Force (STF) teams have busted two illegal arms factories and recov- ered illegal weapons in large numbers. Vineet Bhatnagar, superinten- dent of police (city), said that acting on a tip-off, a SWAT team raided a site at Railway Road and arrested 3 who were identified as Sageer, Aftab, and Ashqeen while two accomplices Sajid alias Leelu and Saleen man- aged to escape. During interrogation, it was re- vealed that Saleen used to manage raw material for illegal weapons and the others would make and sell the weapons. The accused had sell weapons in nearby ar- eas ahead of assembly elections. Meanwhile, an STF team raided the Lisadi Gate area and busted an illegal weap- on factory there. First India Bureau Prayagraj: A dead body of 20-year-old youth was found near Mansaita river under the Tharvai police station area. Police sourced here said that Rahul Jaiswal (20) was missing from Sunday evening and his dead body was found near Mansaita rover. Fam- ily members of the deceased had alleged that four friends of Rahul murdered him over a minor dispute. It was also reported that four friends of the deceased had called him on Sunday evening after which he went missing. Police have registered cases against Himanshu, his brother Kallu, Golu, and Salman on the complaints of family members and initiated investigations. All four accused were escaped after the incident and police have launched a manhunt to nab the culprits. POLICE BUST ILLEGAL ARMS FACTORIES IN MEERUT, FIVE ARRESTED MISSING 20-YEAR-OLD YOUTH FOUND DEAD IN PRAYAGRAJ STF ARRESTS MAN CARRYING CASH REWARD OF ` 25K First India Bureau Lucknow: UP STF has arrested a notorious criminal carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head near the Awadh bus stand under the Vibhuti Nagar police station area. STF sources here said that acting on a tip-off, the STF team arrested the criminal Vipul Singh alias Vipin Kumar Singh near the Awadh Bus stand in the Gomti Nagar area. Several criminal cases under murder, attempt to murder along with fraud charges were regis- tered against Vipul Singh, and a reward of Rs 50,000 was announced on his arrest. I’M VERY MUCH A BJP WORKER: SANGHAMITRA    IN SECOND PHASE SP, BJP candidates woo Agra voters Police dig out bodies of 2 teenage boys in Gorakhpur BJP candidate Dr GS Dharmesh Vaidhraj Kishan filing his nomination in Shahjahanpur on Tuesday.
  • 9. COVID-19 UPDATE WORLD 56,25,139 TOTAL DEATHS 28,25,69,077 TOTAL RECOVERED 6,80,95,714 ACTIVE CASES 35,62,89,930 TOTAL CASES INDIA 4,90,462 TOTAL DEATHS 3,70,71,898 TOTAL RECOVERED 22,36,842 ACTIVE CASES 3,97,99,202 TOTAL CASES LUCKNOW | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022 08 2NDFRONT www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epaper/ I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia Maya to begin campaigning from Feb 2 Gyanendra Kumar Shukla Lucknow: The 2022 elections of UP are be- ing considered as a make-or-break electoral battle for the BSP . May- awati’s absence on the ground in this crucial electoral contest was pavingthewayformany speculations. Now for- mer UP chief minister Mayawati is going to kickstart the BSP’s elec- tion campaign from Agra on February 2. It is noteworthy that Mayawati, who had been the chief minister of UP four times, has been considered a lead- er who has been a great crowd-puller, much more than other state leadersinUP .Herrallies were thronged by thou- sands of her supporters in the past. But this time she did not participate in any public campaign for the ongoing assem- bly polls. Whereas the top leaders of BJP, SP and Congress had or- ganised dozens of ral- lies and road shows in UP before the ban was imposed by the Election Commission. Not only her supporters but also political experts were surprisedbythissilence of Mayawati. Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also ex- pressed surprise over this and said that May- awatiwasnotcampaign- ing due to pressure from BJP. BJP leader and Union Home minister AmitShah,whiletaking a jibe at a public meet- ing in Moradabad, said that Mayawati has con- fined herself to the house because it is very cold outside. The BSP chief, while countering the criti- cism through an emo- tional card, argued that If she imitates her oppo- nents, her supporters will not be able to bear the financial burden. She emphasized that other parties receive a lot of money from gov- ernments as well as in- dustrialists but BSP is a party of the “poor and the oppressed”. However, A senior BSP leader said on the condition of anonymity that even though May- awati had been absent from the ground, there was constant activism within the organisation, based on the strength of highly disciplined and dedicated workers, BSP has devised an effective formula of caste equa- tions. In such a situa- tion, those who underes- timate us will be proved wrong and BSP will bring surprising re- sults, he added. First India Bureau Lucknow: List of people to receive medals and honours on Republic Day was announced on Tuesday. As per the list, Prashant Kumar, ADG Law and Order of Uttar Pradesh will be given Po- lice Medal for Gallantry while five more police officers will be awarded the President’s Medal for their distinguished services. The names of the five officers of Uttar Pradesh who have been selected for the Vishisht Seva Medal includes Vijay Prakash, former ADG Fire, Shripati Mishra, SP/DIG of Deoria, Su- shil Pandey, Assistant Radio Officer of Jhansi, Mishrilal Shukla, Assis- tant Radio Officer of Ayodhya and Krishna Chandra Mishra, Sub In- spector, Kanpur Com- missionerate. On the occasion, 72 po- lice officers and employ- ees of the state will also be honored with Merito- rious Service Medal. Lucknow: Padrauna Congress candidate Manish Jaiswal on Tuesday resigned from the party, just hours after former Union minister R P N Singh switched sides and joined the BJP. Kushinagar Con- gress president Raj- kumar Singh also quit the party . R P N Singh earlier represented the Pa- drauna constituency in the state Assembly . SpeakingtoPTI,Ra- jkumar Singh said, “I tendered my resigna- tionfromtheCongress since there was no re- spect for R P N Singh in the party .”Singh added that he is mull- ing to join the BJP . The former district unit chief of the Con- gress also informed that party candidate from Padrauna Man- ish Jaiswal has also resigned from the party . Congress leader R P N Singh on Tues- day joined the BJP in the presence of the saffron party’s Uttar Pradesh in-charge and Union minister Dharmendra Prad- han. R P N Singh is the second big exit from the Congress in Uttar Pradesh after Jitin Prasada quit it last year. Prasada joined the BJP and later became a minister in the Yogi Adityanath govern- ment. Singh has earlier represented the Pa- drauna assembly con- stituency and had de- feated Swami Prasad Maurya from Kushi- nagar in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls. —PTI First India Bureau Prayagraj: While observing that the UP state’s education department and its officers are not attending to the grievance that are raised against it and they are performing their duties in a very causal manner, the HC has di- rected the Principal Secretary Basic Educa- tion, UP to ensure that all the district basic education officers start performing their du- ties promptly and to take the final call on all the matters which come before them for con- sideration at the earliest. If not done so, the court warned that it would be compelled to take stringent action against these defaulting officers. Avaneesh Kumar of Auraiya district filed the plea in the High Court. Wait over: Former UP chief minister is going to kick-start the BSP’s election campaign from Agra BSP president has not done aggressive campaigning through big rallies or road shows till now ‘Except BSP, other parties criminalised politics’ Lucknow: BSP president Mayawati on Tuesday attacked her rivals, saying they have pushed UP into ‘jungle raj’ by criminalising politics, politicis- ing crime and pro- tecting the mafia. The BSP chief said governments of all parties except that of the BSP are guilty of troubling the pub- lic. “All parties, except BSP, are guilty of trou- bling the public by criminalising politics, playing with the law and protecting their party’s goons and mafia, and push- ing UP into jungle raj,” she said. ADG Prashant to be given Police Meadal for Gallantry PadraunaCongress candidatequitson heelsofRPNSingh Ensure officers perform duties promptly: HC Other parties receive a lot of money from governments as well as industrialists but BSP is a party of the poor and the oppressed. Mayawati BSP chief ADG Prashant Kumar —FILE PHOTO Happy Republic Day to all of us! JAI HIND! —Jagdeesh Chandra, CEO Editor-in-Chief, First India
  • 10. www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epaper/ I twitter.com/thefirstindia facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia 09 s a nation we are young and it is to the youngsters, the youth that we look to, to drive the na- tion to reach unsur- passable heights, to ensure that the tenets of our democracy live on beyond ourselves and to keep our Ti- ranga flying high. Freedom was won the hard way and a democratic nation requires daily sacrifices too for keeping democracy alive and kicking. The present generation with a global outlook and go- getter philosophy will be the one which will make India into a superpower, ably guid- ed by the elders of the society and the nation. I have great faith that the youth with its modern out- look, will rebuff the bindings of casteism, discrimination, injustice, inequality and keep the flag flying high with the commitment to Justice, Liberty for all in thought, be- lief and faith. For the nation to truly progress Equality of status and opportunity is a must and the dignity of the individual has to be main- tained at all costs. We are fortunate to have idols in this nation from the yesteryears whose philoso- phy we can follow and imbibe even today and work unitedly, hand in hand for the Unity and Integrity of the Nation. The words that I put here were written years ago in the Preamble to our Constitution and more than that, they formed the path of living for our political, social and spiritual leaders for cen- turies. It is time to recommit, to- day, to be the secular demo- cratic republic and as citi- zens ensure that our day to day thoughts, speech and ac- tions are towards a common goal- A Rising Shining India! A nation in which freedom, safety, expression and oppor- tunity is for one and all, not a few. Together- we can. JAI HIND! ANITA HADA anita.hada@firstindianews.com Greetings to all our readers on the 73rd Republic Day of our beloved nation, a day that commemorates the enactment of the constitution of India which came into effect on January 26, 1950, and made the nation into a republic. A ensure that the tenets of our democracy live on beyond ourselves and to keep our Ti- ranga flying high. Freedom was won the hard way and a democratic nation requires daily sacrifices too Greetings to all our readers on the 73rd Republic Day of our beloved nation, a day that commemorates the enactment of the constitution of India which came into effect on January 26, 1950, and made the nation into a republic. A LUCKNOW, WEDNESDAY JANUARY 26, 2022 Celebrating the patriotic spirit with First India are Sanya Hissaria, Simran Modi, Upadhi Jolotia, Tanu Choudhary, Astha Khandelwal, Devanshi Bugalia, Srishti Khatri, Rewati Upadhyay, Soumya Goyal, Megha Shyam Soni, Muskan Kamdar, Shubhda Panwar, Vasudha Tiwari, Vishakha Mathur and Sapna Bundwal —CONCEPT BY SHAAN AND PHOTOGRAPH BY SANTOSH SHARMA
  • 11. 10-11 ETC www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epaper/ I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia REPUBLIC DAY IS ALL ABOUT CELEBRATING PATRIOTISM. NO MATTER WHERE WE STAY, IN WHICH PART OF THE COUNTRY OR WORLD, IT’S THE SAME AMOUNT OF ENTHUSIASM THAT WE SHARE. FROM HOISTING THE INDIAN FLAG TO THE PARADE, FROM UPDATING SOCIAL SITES WITH PATRIOTIC POSTS OR WEARING TRICOLOURED ATTIRE AND CAPS, WE EXPRESS OUR LOVE, RESPECT AND GRATITUDE TOWARDS OUR INDIA IN VARIOUS WAYS. CITY FIRST BRINGS TO YOU SOME FAVOURITE SONGS OF OUR READERS WHICH LED A GENERATION TO THE LOFTY IDEALS OF PATRIOTISM AND FREEDOM! ‘Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo...Zara Aankh Mein Bhar Lo Paani..Jo Shaeed Hue Hai Unki, Zara Yaad Karo Kurbaani...’ I can never stop singing this song once I hear it or think about it. What a song by Lata Mangeshwar! I really hope today’s generation develops this feeling of patriotism and serves the nation with honour, pride and dignity. I have always been so fond of Republic Day parade. Since my school days, this occasion holds a special place in my heart. —MAHIMA SHARMA Since childhood, we are not just listening to patriotic songs, but performing on those songs. One song has always been one of my favourite ones. ‘Aao baccho tumhe dikhaye”, from the movie Jagriti. This song is something we per- formed on stage in school, so it has even a more special memory. Now, I see it as a travel song, and I wonder if I can write a similar song someday to show the glory of my land. —ABHILASHA GARG AE WATAN WATAN MERE AE WATAN WATAN MERE AABAAD RAHE TU.. AABAAD RAHE TU.. ‘Teri Mitti’ is my first pick always when it comes to finding motivation in music. It evokes a thought of courage and the will to take on the world with a brave face. On days like Re- public Day and Independence Day, it only becomes all the more important and special to listen to it and may I add, on a cranked-up volume. I really wish people understand the value of patriotism and spread good vibes for the betterment of the nation. —ISHA PATEL ‘Hai Preet Jahan ki Reet Sada’, a song that never fails to make me happy. This song starts with recounting the incred- ible achievements of our nation, ‘Jab zero diya mere Bharat ne.’ and went on to dedicate the whole song towards the beautiful culture of our holy Land. It also reflects on us that we should seek inspiration from other countries, but at the same time keep that ‘Proud of Being Indian’ flame alive in our hearts. —AWADHESH PAREEK What a marvellous occasion to cherish and remember our favourite songs, our love for the nation. My favourite song is ‘Maa Tujhe Salaam’, it depicts the true spirit of patriotism, in my opinion, it reminds us that no matter what, wherever we are INDIA, will always be the best place to live. No mat- ter what happens in my life, this song will always remind me that I am a part of this great nation and its beautiful rich culture. —AASTHA VASHISTH The song, ‘Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera’ is my favourite patriotic song as not only does it perfectly describe one’s loyalty towards the country but also sings the harmony of great India. It has to be one of the best songs and almost a ritual to listen to it on Republic Day after I watch the Parade on TV. Truly an inspiring song, infact, not just on occasions like Independ- ence Day or Republic Day, but generally too one can enjoy the lovely song. —SHAHAN ANSARI ndia is celebrating its 73rd Republic Day this year, a com- memoration of the date of January 26, 1950, when the Con- stitution of India came into effect. This day is celebrated with great pomp by organising an awe-inspir- ing ceremonious parade at the Raj- path, New Delhi. Apart from this, the Indian cinema industry has also played a major role in churning out real-life and untold sto- ries related to the freedom struggle. Along with, movies they have churned out some amazing songs that evoke patriotism. These tracks re- mind us of our historic past and the sacrifices made by the brave soldiers to protect the country and its citizens. Songs have always played an undisputed role in incit- ing the spirit of nationalism in the hearts of millions of Indians. Many patriotic songs, written by the liter- ary stalwarts of India have acquired legendary status and are still sung by people around the country. As India celebrates the 73rd Republic Day, City First brings to you our readers’ favourite songs which led a generation to the lofty ideals of patriotism and freedom. I MITALI DUSAD mitalidusad01@gmail.com Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta from ‘Aisa Des Mera’ song of Veer Zaara Sunny Deol from the iconic film ‘Border’ Shahrukh Khan’s still from ‘Chak De India’ Ajay Devgn’s still from ‘BHUJ: The Pride of India’ Sidharth Malhotra from ‘Shershah’ Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta from ‘Yeh Hum Khaan Aa Gaye Hai’ song of Veer Zaara Kangana Ranaut’s bold avatar from Manikarnika Photojournalist Mukesh Kiradoo captured the Elite Miss Rajasthan’s models’ true spirit of patriotism at Statue Circle, Jaipur Tanu Choudhary and Muskan Kamdar show their patriotic colours LUCKNOW | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022 The iconic moment of Lata Mangeshkar with Late Jawahar Lal Nehru during the song ‘Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo’ written by the great poet Kavi Pradeep Akshay Kumar from the patriotic film ‘Kesari’
  • 12. FASHION FORECAST: PRINTS! FASHION FORECAST: PRINTS! unways are rolling out new trends as we’re well into the fashion month. Fash- ion weeks in London, Paris and Shanghai are scream- ingonethinginunison: maximalism. Fashion houses like Prada and Miu Miu are out and about prints like rugby stripes and big floral prints while Chanel and Fendi are making statement piec- es with their logos mimickedasprints. Along with this, other prints like ze- bra, leopard and tie- dye are soon to make a mark in upcoming shows in February . With bold colours and cuts already in trend, Prints, both asymmetricalandsym- metrical, is the next big thing in the fashion world. Giving out advice on which prints to look out for, Gen-Z fashion influencers shared their two cents. Parul Gupta, digital fashion creator said, “I believe that animal prints are going to make a huge comeback this year! From all the fashion weeks I’ve wit- nessed and the commu- nity of bloggers I’m a part of online, it’s rain- ingliteralcatsanddogs and tiger prints every- where! If you want to addittoyourwardrobe, I suggest you play with accessories to style it up or down according to the occasion or add another print to make this evergreen style truly unique!” She added, “Big flo- ral prints imprinted on pastel coloured ensem- bles will be another statement. Pair it with heavyjewellerytodress upordaintyearringsto keep it casual.” Deeksha Verma, fashion influencer commented, “This year isallaboutexperiment- ing with usual fashion so I think florals are go- ing to be a big trend. Florals are somewhat a safe bet but combined with silhouettes like organza and silk rather than obvious, cotton will elevate the style game. Tie-dye is anoth- er print that I have spotted on many recent runways and that too in bold colours so I think, colours matched with bold prints will be a style craze this season.” Azam Ibra- him, men’s fashion influ- encer said, “I think the return of stripes is gon- n a m a r k t h e prints s a f e. Stripes, be it navy, rugby or s i m p l e v e r t i c a l ones are gonna be huge this season. As the spring comes, navy stripes will take the lead in men’s fashion as they’re soothing to the eyes and also create the illusion of broader shoul- ders. Whereas, formal jackets/ blazerswillbedipped in vertical stripes.” R WITH BOLD COLOURS AND CUTS ALREADY IN TREND, PRINTS, BOTH ASYMMETRICAL AND SYMMETRICAL, ARE THE NEXT BIG THING IN THE FASHION WORLD MONICA PRABHAKAR cityfirst@firstindia.co.in Lucknow illuminated in tricolour lights in the spirit of patriotism on Republic Day eve! Tricolour City City MOHE RANG DE... On Republic Day eve, a face painting session was organised under the aegis of Femina Institute of Design Art in Lucknow. Kirti Gupta, the organisation’s Center Director, wished everyone a happy 73rd Republic Day. The show began with Saraswati Vandana following which, flowery tributes were piad to Bharat Mata and the institution’s pupils displayed their nationality on RAM. SPIRIT OF PATRIOTISM CELEBRATIONS! On Tuesday, travellers at Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport and Lucknow Airport participated in a celebration of National Tourism Day, with passengers learning about tourism attractions in Uttar Pradesh and Lucknow. On this occasion, Chief Airport Officer SC Hota stated that the Indian government designated January 25th as National Tourism Day to create awareness about the importance of tourism to the country’s economy. 73RD FOUNDATION DAY! Dr Uttiya Bhattacharyya, Executive Director State Head, Indian Oil met Durga Shanker Mishra, Chief Secretary, on the occasion 73rd Foundation Day of Uttar Pradesh. Dr Bhattacharyya conveyed best wishes extended on behalf of SM Vaidya, Chairman, V Satish Kumar, Director (Marketing) and the entire IndianOil family. Amit Choudhary, Girish Jain, SK Tripathi, and H Negi, from IndianOil were present on the occasion. CONVERGENCE OF WILL! Institute of Tourism Studies, University of Lucknow signed a memorandum of understanding with jute Artisans Guild Association, Lucknow on the occasion of National Tourism Day. Alok Kumar Rai, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lucknow signed the MoU on behalf of the University and Anjali Singh, Secretary of the Jute Artisans Guild Association represented her organization as the signatory. The MoU will focus on three major areas of student apprenticeship; skill enhancement, training for students and staff to give them the advantage of an added livelihood opportunity as well as setting a jute production unit at the second campus to create indigenous jute products in the market along with research on jute, its alternative uses and branding for the souvenir industry. During the celebrations Deeksha Verma Azam Ibrahim Parul Gupta Beautiful face painted participants Dr Uttiya Bhattacharyya greets Durga Shanker Mishra —PHOTOS BY ASHOK DUTTA FAIRYTALE WEDDING The band, baaja and baraat of the wedding of Agra based entrepreneur was all about fanfare of a usual Indian Shaadi. Hosted by Sneh Jain and Akhilesh Jain, it was a theme-based wedding.The wedding ceremony was held at ITC Mughal,Agra.The groom,Anuj Agarwal, looked royal in a BandhGala Jacket, while Priya was wearing a beautiful designer gown. —PHOTO BY SHAZID CHAUHAN VC Alok Kumar Rai and Anjali Singh with others during the meeting 12 LUCKNOW | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022 www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epaper/ I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia CITY BUZZ Women in tricolour sarees celebrating the Republic Day at Marine drive in Lucknow, on Tuesday. —PHOTO BY SUMIT KUMAR