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  1. 1. 26/11 IS A WOUND THAT WILL NEVER HEAL, STRESSES DY CM FADNAVIS Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said the 26/11 terror attack was “a wound that will never heal,” and his government was com- mitted to ensure that such an incident never takesplaceagain.There were intelligence in- puts but the then gov- ernment could not act on it to prevent the at- tack, said Fadnavis who is also the state’s home minister. Fadnavis was speak- ing at an event on the eve of the 14th anniver- sary of the terror at- tack. There was an intelli- gence input but the gov- ernment of the day could not act on it and there was no coordina- tion, he claimed. ‘’After the attack, the need for surveillance through CCTV network was stressed. From 2009 onwards, tenders were issued and cancelled but the project never took off. Only when I took over as chief min- ister in 2014, the project got a momentum,” Fad- navis said. Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis Event organised by RSS’s magazine ‘Panchajanya’ on the eve of the 14th anniversary of 26/11 NEHRU TO BLAME FOR NOT SECURING POK: VK SINGH Mumbai: Union Minister General (retd) VK Singh on Friday blamed the Jawaharlal Nehru gov- ernment for not securing Pakistan-Occupied Kash- mir (PoK) in the 1948 war. He said the coun- try's defence forces have the capability to reclaim PoK, and will execute the task once they get orders. “We could have secured PoK in 1948, but the government at the time said, enough now, our Mountbatten will be unhappy, and stopped,” Singh claimed and added that India's response to the 26/11 attack could have been better. OUR EDITIONS: JAIPUR, NEW DELHI & MUMBAI www.firstindia.co.in https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/mumbai twitter.com/thefirstindia facebook.com/thefirstindia instagram.com/thefirstindia The horror that started from 26/11 lasted till 29/11, 2008 10 12 166 NOBODY SHOULD GO THROUGH WHAT I HAVE GONE THROUGH: 26/11 SURVIVOR ‘BABY MOSHE’ Jerusalem: Moshe Holtzberg, the Israeli child who was just two years old when he lost his parents in the 2008 Mumbai attack, has called upon the international community to look for ways to counter terror so that “nobody has to go through what he has gone through”. In a recorded message shared by his family to PTI recently, Moshe, now 16, is heard narrating the story of his lucky escape in a daring act by his nanny, Sandra, “who risked her own life to save his”. He also talked about grow- ing up in Israel with his grand- parents who have been raising him. At the end, Moshe makes a solemn appeal that the interna- tional community should take steps so that “nobody should go through what I have gone through”. 2008 2022 CBI files charge sheet, does not mention Sisodia DELHI EXCISE SCAM CASE New Delhi: The CBI on Friday filed its first chargesheetintheDelhi excise policy scam case against arrested busi- nessmen Vijay Nair and Abhishek Boinpally and five more accused, keep- ing the probe open into theallegedroleof others namedintheFIRinclud- ing Deputy Chief Minis- ter Manish Sisodia. Besides Nair and Boinpally, MD of India Ahead News channel Mootha Gautam, Hy- derabad-based liquor businessman Arun R Pillai, owner of In- dospirit Sameer Mahen- dru and two former of- ficials of the excise de- partmentarealsonamed Interestingly, Delhi minister Manish Siso- dia, named in the CBI FIR, does not figure in this charge sheet. “Shahanshah” now an ‘intellectual property’ BJP established permanent peace in Gujarat post-2002: Amit Shah Apex court upholds bail for Anand Teltumbde, dismisses NIA’s plea Need to discuss violence against women by intimate partners: Smriti New Delhi: Union Women and Child De- velopment Minister Smriti Irani said Friday there is a need to dis- cuss violence against women by intimate partners and the fact that there was not much that she could get in terms of help. Irani stressed on the need for discus- sion on violence against women by intimate partners. “Nobody cuts a woman into small pieces in the heat (of the moment). Nobody contin- ues to beat a woman who he claims to love or is in a relationship with in the heat of the mo- ment,” she said. The fact that the abuse was continuous, the fact that the abuse was known to so many people, and the fact that there was not much that she could get in terms of help is an issue which needs to be elabo- rately reflected on by people at large, because violence by intimate partner and violence by members of the family of a women is some- thing that is aggressive- ly reported in the Na- tional Crime Records Bureau, Irani said. New Delhi: The SC on Friday dismissed a plea filedbytheNIAchalleng- ing the bail granted by Bombay High Court to activist Anand Teltumb- de in the Elgar Parishad- Maoist links case. A bench said it will not in- terfere with the Bombay courtordergrantingbail to Teltumbde. “We will not inter- fere. The petition is dis- missed. However, the observations contained in the impugned judge- ment of the high court shall not be treated as conclusive final find- ings at the trial,” the apex court noted. During the hearing, CJI Chandrachud en- quired about the role attributable to Teltumb- de due to which UAPA sections were brought into action against him. “What is the specific role to bring UAPA sec- tions into action? Is Dalit mobilisation pre- paratory act to pro- scribed activity?” CJI Chandrachud asked Ad- ditional Solicitor Gen- eral Aishwarya Bhati. New Delhi: Bollywood legend and veteran Ac- tor Amitabh Bachchan filed a suit in Delhi High Court seeking pro- tection of his personal- ity rights, image, voice or any of his character- istics without his con- sent, following which the court passed an in- terim ex-parte injunc- tion in his favour. Eminent lawyer Har- ish Salve submitted that there is a complete misuse of Amitabh Bachchan’s name, im- age, voice or any of his characteristics without his consent. Justice Navin Chaw- la passed an interim ex- parte injunction in fa- vour of the Amitabh Bachchan. Ahmedabad: Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday said anti-social elements earlier indulged in vio- lence in Gujarat as the Congress supported them, but after the per- petrators were “taught a lesson” in 2002, they stopped such activities and BJP established “permanent peace” in the state. Addressing a rally in Mahudha town, Shah al- leged,“DuringCongress rule in Gujarat, commu- nal riots were rampant. Congress used to incite peopleandstrengthened its vote bank. Gujarat witnessed riots in 2002 because perpetrators became habitual of in- dulging in violence due to Congress support.” Bachchan’s voice, characteristics, can’t be used with- out permission SHRADDHA WALKER MURDER Baby Moshe when he was 2 years old after 26/11 attack 14 years on, Moshe is a teenager being brought up by grandparents “Warriors of Maa Bharti faced oppressors, sacrificed lives” In the end, 9 terror- ists neutralized by Indian security forces, Ajmal Kasab captured alive and hanged 4 years later on Novem- ber 21, 2012. LeT Terrorists coordinated shooting and bombing attacks people died, 300 wounded PM Narendra Modi being presented a memento by Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma during the closing ceremony of 400th birth anniversary of Lachit Barphukan, at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi. NSE NIFTY 18512.80 28.70 BSE SENSEX 62293.64 20.96 New Delhi: Stressing on the need to rewrite India’s history, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that despite country’s rich history of victory and sacrifice, colonial- era history is taught in educational institutes. Speaking at the 400th birth anniversary cel- ebrations of Lachit Barphukan, Prime Minister said that In- dia’s history was dis- torted deliberately. “In every corner of the country, bravehearts of Maa Bharati faced the oppressors and sac- rificed their lives. Is the valour of Lachit Barphukan not impor- tant? Are the sacrifices of thousands of people in Assam against the Mughals not impor- tant?” said Prime Min- ister Modi. He said that there was a need after inde- pendence to fight the agenda of those ruling over us. But that was not done. ELGAR PARISHAD CASE —PHOTO BY PTI LEST WE LEST WE FORGET FORGET MUMBAI l SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2022 l Pages 12 l 3.00 RNITITLE NO.MAHENG/2022/14652 lVol 1 l Issue No.199
  2. 2. NEWS MUMBAI | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2022 02 www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epapers/mumbai I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia Fast-track court should hear Walkar murder case: Pawar First India Bureau Pune: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar on Friday said the Shrad- dha Walkar murder case should be heard by a fast-track court and the guilty be giv- en the “harshest” punishment. Speaking to reporters in Pune, Pawar said an inquiry should take place if any policeman is found guilty of dere- liction of duty . A message should go to the society that such an act only de- serves capital punish- ment, he said. “The harshest should be given to the guilty so that no one musters courage to commit such a crime in future,” said the NCP leader. Union Home Minis- ter Amit Shah had on Thursday said Walkar had lodged a complaint against Poonawala at a police station in Maha- rashtra, but no action was taken at the time and a probe will be initi- ated into the lapse. When asked about Shah’s statement, the NCP leader said, “In- stead of levelling alle- gations against each other, if any police of- ficer or a police consta- ble is found guilty of dereliction of duty, an inquiry should take place.” In May this year, Walkar, 27, was alleg- edly murdered by her live-in partner Aaftab Poonawala in Delhi. He allegedly strangled Walkar and sawed her body into 35 pieces which he kept in a fridge for almost three weeks at his residence in South Delhi’s Meh- rauli area before dump- ing them across the city over several days. Walkar had in 2020 lodged a complaint with the Palghar police in Maharashtra, in which she accused Poonawala of trying to kill her and stated that she feared he would cut her into pieces. NCP leader calls for ‘harshest punishment’ for guilty, inquiry on cops for dereliction of duty Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar speaking to media persons. —PHOTO BY BHUSHAN KOYANDE A message should go to the society that such an act only deserves cap- ital punishment. The harshest should be given to the guilty so that no one musters courage to commit such a crime in future. —AJIT PAWAR, NCP LEADER THE CRIME In May this year, Walkar, 27, was allegedly murdered by her live-in partner Aaftab Poonawala in Delhi. He allegedly strangled Walkar and sawed her body into 35 pieces which he kept in a fridge for almost three weeks at his residence in South Delhi’s Mehrauli area before dumping them across the city over several days. HC judge avoids hearing EDpleaagainstRaut’sbail First India Bureau Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday recused itself from hearing the Enforce- ment Directorate’s (ED’s) plea seeking cancellation of bail granted to Shiv Sena – Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray leader San- jay Raut and his aide Pravin Raut in a mon- ey laundering case. On November 09, the ED had approached the HC seeking cancellation of bail granted to the Rajya Sabha MP and his aide by a special court. The ED had sought an interim stay on the bail order, which the HC had refused. On Friday, when the mattercameupforhear- ing, the single bench of Justice MS Karnik said, “It would not be ap- propriate for me to take up this matter… not be- fore me.” The matter will now be placed before a new bench. Raut was granted bail by special PMLA judge MG Deshpande, more than 100 days after he wasarrestedinthemon- ey laundering case re- lated to redevelopment of Patra Chawl (a chawl is a row of old tene- ments) in suburban Goregaon. The special court, in its order, had termed the Raut’s arrest as “illegal, without reason and a witch-hunt”. The ED, in its applica- tion, said the special court order was bad in law and deserves to be set aside. It also claimed the special court had failed to appreciate the evidence submitted in the case against the ac- cused persons. Sanjay Raut —FILE PHOTO The single bench of Justice MS Karnik said, “It would not be appropriate for me to take up this matter… not before me.” ‘Steps needed to keep Ajanta, Ellora World Heritage Site tag’ First India Bureau Aurangabad: An offi- cial of the Archaeo- logical Survey of In- dia (ASI) on Friday said district authori- ties and the police should initiate steps to ensure that the world heritage tag given to Ajanta and El- lora Caves in Aurang- abad remains intact. Superintendent Ar- chaeologist, Milan Ku- mar Chauley , made the statement during a lec- tureon‘Monumentsand Legacy’organizedatMa- hatma Gandhi Universi- ty to mark the death an- niversary of the state’s first Chief Minister Yashwantrao Chavan. Chauley spoke about issues-related to monu- ments in 13 districts of Maharashtra. “Vendors enter the campus of Ellora Caves and trouble visitors. While any commercial activity in the premises of a monument is an of- fence, we cannot act against these people as theASIdoesnothavethe power to do so,” he said. The district adminis- tration and the police need to crack down on such activities and en- surethattheworldherit- age tag given to these monuments remains in- tact, he said. “I have taken up the issuewiththeconcerned authorities in the dis- trict. But the action is awaited,” said the offi- cial. Chauley further said that the tourist centre at Ajanta Caves needs to be opened immediately so that visitors can get ac- cess to the replicas of paintings from the cave complex and footfall at the actual site can be controlled. First India Bureau Mumbai: Commenting on the recent stir on of Karnataka-Maharash- tra border dispute, Shiv Sena – Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray leader Sanjay Raut on Friday claimed that the issue has been raked up to divert peo- ple’s attention from Governor Bhagat Sin- gh Koshyari’s “insult” to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Last week, Koshyari had said during an event in Aurangabad that Chhatrapati Shivaji Ma- haraj was an icon of “olden days”. His state- ment had drawn flak from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Uddhav Thackeray- led Shiv Sena faction. Talking to reporters in Mumbai, Raut said that earlier Koshyari had insulted Marathi- speakingpeoplewithhis comment that Mumbai willnotremainthecoun- try’s financial capital if Gujaratis and Marwaris left the city . “ At that time, I was ar- restedtodivertattention from this insult,” said Raut,whowasbookedin a money laundering case. The Sena leader was granted bail earlier this month after spend- ing 100 days in jail. Similarly , now the is- sue of Karnataka stak- ingclaimoverJattaluka inSangliisbeingusedto divertpeople’sattention, he said. “This script is ready for them. However, peo- ple will not forget the insult to Chhatrapati ShivajiMaharaj,nomat- ter how much you try ,” said Raut. Thepoliticalsituation in Maharashtra has heated up after Karna- taka Chief Minister Ba- savaraj Bommai on Tuesday claimed that some village panchayats in Jat taluka of Sangli district had passed a resolution in the past seeking to merge with Karnataka when they were facing a severe wa- ter crisis. ‘Border dispute raked up to divert attention’ OUTRAGED IN MEMORIAM Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, State Excise Minister Shambhuraj Desai and others pay tribute to Maharashtra’s first Chief Minister, Yashwantrao Chavan, on his 38th death anniversary, in Karad, on Friday. —PHOTO BY PTI CRUCIAL READ NCP MOCKS SHINDE FOR MEETING WITH ASTROLOGER PROTEST IN LATUR AGAINST GUV’S SHIVAJI REMARKS 1,653 TRAFFIC VIOLATORS PENALIZED DURING COMBING DRIVE IN THANE Thane: The Thane city police took action against 1,653 traffic violators and collected more than Rs10 lakh in fines during a combing operation, an official said on Friday. An “all out” combing operation was conducted in the entire Thane police commissionerate on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, the official said. At least 1,653 persons were penalized for traffic violations and Rs10.07 lakh was collected fines, he said. Mumbai: The Nationalist Con- gress Party (NCP) on Friday ridiculed Chief Minister Eknath Shinde for reportedly meeting an astrologer and said super- stition would not help him as his future lay in the hands of his deputy Devendra Fadnavis. The fact is his future seems to lie in the hands of Deputy Chief Minister Fadnavis, said NCP National Spokesperson Clyde Crasto. “This is visible in their behaviour in the past few months since their govern- ment was formed. It is evident who is calling the shots,” Crasto said. Latur: A protest was held in Latur on Friday against Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s statement about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj being an icon of olden times. Organizers said the protest and call for “shutdown” received good response, with educational institutions and commercial estab- lishments remaining shut. A motorcycle rally from Chhatrapati Shivaji Chowk to the Tehsil office was held as part of the protest, they added. NMMC DEMOLISHES 354 ILLEGAL HUTS IN VASHI GAON MAN LOSES `1.59 CR IN CRYPTO INVESTMENT WOMAN TRAPS CONMAN WHO DUPED HER SISTER OF `1 CR Navi Mumbai: In a joint operation, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corpora- tion (NMMC) and Forest Department removed 345 illegal huts in sector 31 in Vashi Gaon. The open plot has been reserved for a park from Kerala Bhavan to Vashi Highway and adjacent to the Vashi Gaon creek. As many as 354 illegally constructed huts constructed by destructing man- groves were removed. The people who constructed these huts were reportedly given one month’s notice to evacuate from the area. Navi Mumbai: A 38-year- old Kharghar resident lost Rs1.59 crore while investing in cryptocurrency on the rec- ommendation of a woman who he had befriended on a dating application. The complainant downloaded the dating mobile app, OKcupid, in January. He started chatting with a woman who identified herself as Rose Chen, a resident of the Philip- pines. The woman convinced him to invest in cryptocurrency and that she can say it with conviction as her family mem- bers are financial advisors. Mumbai: The Amboli police have ar- rested a 44-year-old Noida man for al- legedly duping an NRI woman of Rs1.33 crore in 2019 on the pretext of seek- ing investors for the United States-based American Premiere League. After allegedly committing the crime, the accused, Saurabh Pandey, 44, blocked the complainant’s mobile number and avoided her on social media. The complainant’s elder sister, who lives in Andheri, then hatched a plan and tracked down the accused on social media. Shiv Sena - UBT leader Sanjay Raut feels Governor Koshyari’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj remarks bigger insult Sanjay Raut —FILE PHOTO Ajanta (in picture) and Ellora Caves are one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. —FILE PHOTO Azim Premji chosen for Yashwantrao Chavan award First India Bureau Mumbai: Wipro Founder Chairman Azim Premji has been chosen for the prestigious Yashwan- trao Chavan National Award for his contri- bution to business as well as his philan- thropic activities. His name was an- nounced on Friday by noted scientist Dr Anil Kakodkar, who headed the committee to choose a recipient for the award, which will be presented on March 12 next year on the oc- casion of Chavan’s birth anniversary. Apart from his achievements in busi- ness, Premji’s contri- bution to education was tremendous, Ka- kodkar said. The award, which is given to indivi- duals for their remark- able contribution to society and for safe- guarding the demo- cratic values of the na- tion, consists of a cita- tion and a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh.
  3. 3. MAHARASHTRA MUMBAI | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2022 03 www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epapers/mumbai I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia First India Bureau Mumbai: Higher and Technical Education Minister Chandra- kant Patil has an- nounced that the gov- ernment will make it mandatory for stu- dents above 18 years of age to get their voter registration done for getting ad- mission to colleges. Speaking at a meet- ing of joint board of vice chancellors of non- agriculture universities at the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on Thursday, Patil also said that the government will intro- duce four-year degree courses from June 2023 as mandated under the National Education Pol- icy (NEP) and the uni- versities will have to implement the decision. “There is no option for universities as they will have to implement the four-year degree courses from June as mandated under the NEP,” he said, warning that action will be taken against those failing to do so. The government will soon constitute a com- mittee of retired vice- chancellors to address the concerns of vice chancellors over the im- plementation of the NEP, said Patil. Taking note of the dismal percentage of voter registration by students of universities and colleges, he said, “The government will issue a resolution man- dating students to get their voter registration done for getting admis- sion to colleges.” He also said there was a need to take into cognizance the recom- mendations of NEP re- garding providing edu- cation in mother tongue and skill development. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, who was present on the occa- sion, asserted that the state will implement the NEP in the best pos- sible manner. “The state govern- ment has decided to make suitable amend- ments in the Maharash- tra Public Universities Act, 2016 to make the selection process of vice chancellors and pro-vice chancellors in sync with the guide- lines of the University Grants Commission (UGC),” he said. State Governor Bha- gat Singh Koshyari called upon vice chancellors of public universities in Maha- rashtra to turn univer- sities ‘aatmanirbhar’ (self-reliant) to attain the goal of ‘Aatmanirb- har Bharat’. First India Bureau Mumbai: Maharash- tra State Election Commissioner UPS Madan has directed district collectors and municipal commis- sioners to compile an accurate voter list for the upcoming mu- nicipal corporation and municipality elections. Addressing a meet- ing, Madan said that the Election Commis- sion of India (ECI) is currently conducting a special brief revision programme of the elec- toral rolls of the state assembly . Hementionedthatthe claims and objections willbeaccepteduntilDe- cember08.Heevenasked the district collectors and municipal commis- sioner to run this cam- paignduringthisperiod. “If the complete ad- dress of a voter is added to the wrong section ad- dress, it should be cor- rected. Wherever possi- ble, on-site inspection should be done. At the sametimeaseparatesec- tion for address should be created as per the re- quirement,” he added. State Chief Electoral Officer Shrikant Desh- pandeandStateElection Commission Secretary Kiran Kurundkar also attended the meeting. According to Kurund- kar, a large number of complaints were re- ceived from urban areas regardingthesectionad- dress. “The concerned municipal commission- er should look into this himself.Somemunicipal areas also have such complaintsandadequate care should be taken there also,” he said. First India Bureau Pune: Two days after several media outlets prematurely carried news reports of his death, veteran actor Vikram Gokhale is showing slow but sure signs of recovering from his ill health, the authorities of a city- based hospital, where he is undergoing treat- ment, said on Friday . Gokhale, 77, has been undergoing treatment at the Deenanath Man- geshkar Hospital here following health com- plications. “Gokhale is showing slow but steady im- provement. He is open- ing his eye and moving his limbs and is likely to be off ventilator sup- port in next 48 hours,” hospital spokesperson Shirish Yadkikar said. His high blood pres- sure and heartbeat are stable, he added. Known for playing men of authority on screen, Gokhale, an ac- tor equally at home in theatre, television and movies, has acted in several Marathi and Bollywood films, in- cluding the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Agn- eepath (1990), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), Nat- samrat (2015) and Mis- sion Mangal (2019). His latest release is the Marathi film Godavari. On Thursday morn- ing, his family mem- bers and doctors at the hospital had said that he was in a critical con- dition and not respond- ing to treatment. First India Bureau Pune: Police have ar- rested seven people for allegedly duping a director of Serum In- stitute of India (SII) into transferring Rs1.01 crore of the firm’s funds to eight bank accounts in Sep- tember, an official said on Friday. According to the first informationreport(FIR) filed at the Bundgarden police station in Septem- ber, the accused mes- sagedSatishDeshpande, from a WhatsApp ac- countusingtheimageof SII CEO Adar Poonawal- la. Believing the mes- sages to be from Poona- walla, Deshpande, a di- rector at the leading vaccine-producing firm, transferred the funds to the bank accounts men- tioned in the WhatsApp conversation, he added. “The eight bank ac- counts belonged to eight persons. Seven of these persons have been ar- rested from different states, while the hunt is on for the main accused. We have seized 40 ac- counts into which mon- ey from these eight ac- countswastransferred,” saidZoneIIDeputyCom- missioner of Police Smarthna Patil. “We have managed to confiscate Rs 13 lakh in these accounts. The ac- cused are B.Tech and B.Sc graduates hailing from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. One of them works in a commercial bank,” the DCP added. (L to R) Higher and Technical Education Minister Chandrakant Patil, Governor BS Koshyari and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis at the joint board meeting of vice chancellors in Mumbai on Friday. Voter registration must for ‘adult’ students New rule will cover those above 18 years of age and seeking admission to Maha colleges NEED RESULTS Expressing strong displeasure over the poor perfor- mance of some of the universities in key result areas, such as declaration of results of various examinations on time, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asked the vice chancellors to take note of the lacunae and take corrective steps quickly. Expressing the need for bringing a robust digital system to make the implemen- tation of NEP effective, Fadnavis called for creating a live dashboard to report the 17 key result areas of the vice chancellors to monitor the situation from time to time. The govern- ment will issue a reso- lution mandating students to get their voter registration done for getting ad- mission to colleges. — Chandrakant Patil, Maha Higher and Technical Education Minister Prepare accurate voters list for upcoming civic polls: Election Commissioner Congress slams state government’sdecision First India Bureau Mumbai: The Con- gresspartyslammed the state govern- ment’s decision to make voter registra- tion mandatory for students over 18 years of age seeking admission to Maha- rashtra colleges on Friday . Higher and Techni- cal Education Minis- ter Chandrakant Patil made the announce- ment at the meeting of the vice chancellors called by Governor BS KoshyarionThursday . Responding to the decision, Maharash- tra Congress General Secretary, Sachin Sawant, said, “Voting itself is not compul- sory and is recognized as a right but not a duty under ROP Act 1950. So how can they make voter registra- tion compulsory for education?” Madan said that the claims and objections will be accepted until December 08 UPS Madan Congress Spokesperson Sachin Sawant Gokhale’s health improving slowly but steadily: Hospital Pune Serum Institute of India WhatsApp duping case: 7 held The veteran actor is expected to come off ventilator support in the next 48 hours Fraudsters convinced a director of the firm to transfer `1.01 cr into 8 bank accounts Vikram Gokhale —FILE PHOTO Adar Poonawalla —FILE PHOTO Teen actor sexually assaulted on train, man jailed for 3 yrs First India Bureau Mumbai: A special court sentenced a man to three years in prison for sexu- ally assaulting a minor girl on a crowded local train in the city . The 16-year-old vic- tim, a Marathi serial actor, told the court that on the day of the incident in 2019, she was travelling by train with a friend from Goregaon to Thane following a shoot.Thevictimwas in Class XII at the time and used to trav- el to Goregaon for her work in a Marathi se- rial. She used to take the local train to go to work and return. At the Dadar Rail- way Station, when the girl changed trains at around 8.30 pm, the accused, standing behind her in the general com- partment, allegedly first put his hand on her shoulder and sex- ually assaulted her. She then turned to look at him angrily . The victim was in Class XII at the time and used to travel to Goregaon for her work in a Marathi serial First India Bureau Mumbai: A fake ‘roy- al’ has been appre- hended by Goregaon police who allegedly established relation- ships with over 50 women and later ex- torted them by threat- ening to upload their personal photos on social media. Identified as Pukraj Dewasi, alias Rajveer Singh (25), a resident of Aarey Colony, the ac- cusedusedhissocialme- diaaccountsto‘impress’ women by posting pho- tographs from inside Rajasthani palaces. He would send friend requests to women who would accept them mis- taking him to be a royal. After winning their trust, he would propose to them and ask for their personalpictures,which he later used for extor- tion,saidpoliceofficials. A complaint lodged by a 30-year-old married woman living in Gore- gaon after she became a victim of his extor- tion scheme. “Afraid of defama- tion, the complainant paid him more than Rs4 lakh. But, after he de- manded more money, she lodged a complaint on November 10,” said a Goregaon police station official. Undertheguidanceof DCPAjaykumarBansal, Zone XI, and the super- vision of senior Police Inspector Dattatrey Thopte, Assistant PI Atul Sanap and his team, Dewasi was ar- rested under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the IT Act. “Dewasi was pro- duced before the court and remanded in two- day police custody,” in- formed an officer. Fake ‘royal’ nabbed by cops for extortion Dewasi used social media to lure women, threatened to post personal pics online if they did not pay up RED-HANDED Pukhraj Dewasi, the accused SANJAY GANDHI NATIONAL PARK FINALLY GETS A NEW PAIR OF LIONS First India Bureau Mumbai: The San- jay Gandhi National Park’s “Lion Safari” has finally received a new pair of lions from Junagadh’s Sakkarbaug Zoo. The two lions, a male and a female, are about five years old. Only one male lion remains in SGNP fol- lowing the passing of Ravindra, a 17-year- old lion, last month. The plan to move the animals to a national park had been ap- proved by the central zoo authority . Sakkarbaug Zoo in Gujaratisanodalfacil- ity for lion breeding. The Sakkarbaug Zoo- logical Garden, also known as the Juna- gadh Zoo, sprawls across an area of 84-hectares in Juna- gadh, Gujarat and pro- vides Asiatic lions for the Indian and the in- ternational endan- gered species captive breeding program. Thereisa12-hectare compoundattheSGNP reserved for lions. The safari started in 1975- 76, helping the park’s earnings to soar. The two lions, a male and a female, are about five years old.
  4. 4. PERSPECTIVE MUMBAI | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2022 04 www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epapers/mumbai I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia l Vol 1 l Issue No. 199 l RNI TITLE NO. MAHENG/2022/14652 Printed and published by Anita Hada Sangwan on behalf of First Express Publishers. Printed at Dangat Media Pvt Ltd, No.22, Dighe MIDC, Vishnu Nagar, TTC Industrial Area, Dighe, Navi Mumbai-400701. Published at Plot No. 3 Scheme C of Manglorean Garden Home, CHS Limited, Survey No. 5, 6C (Part) Ville Parle East, Mumbai 400057. Phone 022-46031417. Editor-In-Chief: Dr Jagdeesh Chandra Editor: Anita Hada Sangwan responsible for selection of news under the PRB Act SPIRITUAL SPEAK The confusion and chaos generated by anger lead to memory loss. Never lose your focus and never underestimate the virtue of patience. —Bhagavad Gita IN-DEPTH Narendra Modi @narendramodi India’s culture has stood the test of time. It has bravely overcome several challenges. And, the credit for this goes to courageous stalwarts like Lachit Borphukan. Lachit Borphukan is India’s pride. We all get inspired by his bravery against the Mughals. Amit Shah @AmitShah For decades, the rights of tribal sisters and brothers were suppressed, but Modi ji did the work of giving rights and respect to the tribal society. TOP TWEETS UTTAR PRADESH DREAMS BIG, WORKING TO REALISE IT ttar Pradesh has a trillion dollar dream and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is leaving no stone un- turned to realise it in the next five years. Ministers will do road shows in several countries to hard sell UP in various coun- tries for investments. Together with domestic corporate houses the state has kept an ambitious investment target of Rs 10,000 crore. Pushed by Prime Minis- ter Narendra Modi, the state government has been engaging with economists to figure out how this target can be achieved. None could figure out how. Fi- nally, consulting company De- loitte was hired which has sug- gested a road map. To realise the dream will re- quire the state’s gross domestic product to quadruple from 21.73 lakh crore ($270 billion approx- imately) in 2021-22, a tall order by any yardstick. The state is banking on its infrastructure (expressways, highways, air- ports) and temples and monu- ments for religious and histori- cal tourism. Despite the govern- ment’s best efforts, economists remain sceptical. U n the one hand Maharashtra are- as are grappling with the outbreak of measles and on the other the opposition par- ties want the Centre to take back their “Amazon packet”. Two vastly different issues but one about human life and health requires greater at- tention. That is not exactly how things are playing out in Maharashtra where Mumbai and its surrounding areas have recorded 51 cases of measles indicating low vac- cination coverage which is something to be concerned about. The spotlight, howev- er, is not on measles as much as it is on Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, dubbed ‘Amazon packet’ for his con- troversial remark on Chhatrapati Shivaji. Chhatrapati Shivaji is an icon of Maratha pride and the people, including those of the BJP , won’t accept an insult to him. Surprisingly leaders of the BJP, which is part of the Eknath Shinde-faction led state government, seem less agitated than those of the Se- na’s Thackeray faction and the Nationalist Congress Par- ty over Koshiyari calling Shivaji “an icon of the olden times” and Dr BR Ambedkar and Nitin Gadkari “icons of moderntimes”.FormerChief Minister Uddhav Thackeray went to the extent of suggest- ing that the Governor should be sent to an old age home. Shivaji being a sensitive issue, Deputy Chief Minis- ter Devendra Fadnavis has found it hard to defend Ko- shiyari who made a similar statement against Mahatma Phule earlier. Centre could be mulling its move as con- tinued courting of contro- versy by Koshiyari may pose a threat to the Sena- BJP alliance. Obviously, measles can be put aside for tackling by health officials while Koshiyari takes the centre stage. KOSHIYARI’S REMARK PUTS BJP IN A FIX The spotlight, however, is not on measles as much as it is on Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, dubbed ‘Amazon packet’ for his controversial remark on Chhatrapati Shivaji O ecently a report on inequali- ty in the world has been re- leased by the global organiza- tion United Nations Research Institute for Social Develop- ment (UNRISD). Pointing to the dire consequences of in- equality in this, it has been emphasized to create a new eco-social system. This re- port, released in October 2022, points to the growing inequality characteristic of the world. This report comes almost two years after the pandemic. In this era the global economy has been hit, which for the first time in several decades has pushed the whole world into extreme poverty . The report says that with the rise of democracy, economic liberalization and free markets, there has been wide disparity in both in- come and wealth. The situa- tion today is the same as it was at the height of Western imperialism in the early 20th century. In many countries the situation is even worse. The report suggests that while the gap in basic living standards is narrowing for hundreds of millions of peo- ple, their needs to thrive in life are also changing. In the current era, new types of in- equalities are taking root, mainly arising out of educa- tion, technology and climate change. If these ground- shaking changes are not stopped in time, the risk of spreading a giant rift that the world has not seen since the Industrial Revolution will in- crease. According to the re- port, people are taking to the streets due to many reasons. Ticket prices, petrol prices, demands for political free- dom, fairness and justice, etc. This is a new face of inequal- ity and inequality is not be- yond solutions. According to the report, the Human Development In- dex (HDI) has seen impres- sive progress since 1990 and has benefited all sectors, in- cluding the least developed countries. The fastest eco- nomic growth was seen from 2000 to 2010, but since then this pace has slowed down. From 1990 to 2018, many countries have performed well in terms of human de- velopment. The number of countries with high human development has increased from 12 to 62, while the num- ber of countries with low hu- man development has de- creased from 62 to 36. The report clarified that the chal- lenge of inequality is not be- yond solution and can be dealt with, but bringing ine- quality under control will not be easy if the current pat- tern continues. The report says that unequal distribu- tion in education, health and standard of living affects the progress of the country . Sev- eral suggestions have been made in the report to im- prove the situation and deal with the growing problem of inequality. According to the report, inequality starts right from the time of birth. The gap between education and health intensifies and can continue until adult- hood, so efforts and policies to ameliorate the situation must begin before or even be- fore birth, with a focus on children’s education, health and well-being. Be nour- ished. Such investments should be continued especial- ly at that stage of a person’s life when they are making money in the labor market. Policies just to increase the productivity of workers are not enough and other poli- cies including anti-trust have to be focused to overcome the imbalance in the market. The report also suggested that the tax should be part of a broader policy system, in- cluding public spending on health and education, and ex- ploring alternatives to car- bon-based lifestyles. The re- port underscores the impor- tance of new international tax principles to ensure eq- uity and avoids the race to lower corporate tax rates. The report says that average fig- ures often do not accurately reflect the truth. Further- more, effectively tackling in- equality requires detailed in- formation, especially to com- bat the various dimensions of poverty and help those left behind. The report claimed that the nature of inequali- ties could change in the fu- ture and that the climate cri- siscouldbeamajorreasonfor this. Carbon pricing policies can be mismanaged, but rev- enues from carbon pricing, if used for the benefit of taxpay- ers as part of a social policy package, will help reduce in- equality . Renewable energy, energy efficiency, digital fi- nance and health solutions demonstrate how new tech- nologies and opportunities can be used to broadly im- prove living standards. According to the report, deep inequalities emerged even before the technological revolutions and now a similar picture is emerging with arti- ficial intelligence and digital technologies. In such a situa- tion,theneedforsocialprotec- tion must be emphasized, which will require interna- tional consensus on ensuring fair compensation, investing in life-long learning and tax- ing digital activities. This will help in building a new, secure and stable digital economy , which will pave the way for human development. The re- portalsoindicatesthatif steps are not taken in this direction soon,thenthesituationwillbe very dire in the coming times and it will become difficult to deal with them. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL If inequality is not stopped, then the situation will be frightening A report recently released by UNRISD on inequality in the world says that if steps are not taken to stop inequality soon, then in the coming times the situation will become very serious and it will become difficult to deal with them R AMIT BAIJNATH GARG The writer is a Senior Journalist The report also suggested that the tax should be part of a broader policy system, including public spending on health and education, and exploring alternatives to carbon-based lifestyles. Carbon pricing policies can be mismanaged, but revenues from carbon pricing, if used for the benefit of taxpayers as part of a social policy package, will help reduce inequality The gap in basic living standards is narrowing for hundreds of millions of people, their needs to thrive in life are also changing. In the current era, new types of inequalities are taking root, mainly arising out of education, technology and climate change. If these ground-shaking changes are not stopped in time, the risk of spreading a giant rift that the world has not seen since the Industrial Revolution will increase
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  6. 6. MUMBAI | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2022 05 INDIA www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epapers/mumbai I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia NO PERSON OR RELATION IS ABOVE NATION: PM MODI New Delhi (ANI): Tak- ing examples from the life of Lachit Borphu- kan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Fri- day said that “no person or relation is above na- tion” and his life in- spires us to live the mantra of “Nation First” instead of nepo- tism and dynasty . He made the remark while addressing the closing ceremony of the year-long celebrations of the 400th birth anni- versary of Lachit Bor- phukan in New Delhi today . The Prime Minis- ter also released the book - ‘Lachit Borphu- kan - Assam’s Hero who Halted the Mughals’ on the occasion. In line with the Prime Minister’s vision to honour the unsung he- roes in a befitting man- ner, today’s occasion is celebrated to honour the 400th birth anniver- sary of Lachit Borphu- kan, the famous Gener- al of the Royal Army of the Ahom Kingdom of Assam who defeated the Mughals and success- fully halted the ever- expanding ambitions of the Mughals under Au- rangzeb. Addressing the gath- ering, the Prime Minis- ter started with ex- pressing his regard for the land of Assam which gave brave sons like Veer Lachit. “We bow to the valorous La- chit Borphukan on his 400th birth anniversary . He played a pivotal role in preserving the cul- ture of Assam”, he said. The Prime Minister said, “India is celebrat- ing the 400th birth an- niversary of Lachit Borphukan at a time when the country is marking ‘Azadi Ka Am- rit Mahotsav’.” Terming Veer La- chit’s exploits a glorious chapter of the history of Assam, the Prime Minister said, “I salute this great tradition on the occasion of the festi- val of India’s eternal culture, eternal valour and eternal existence.” The Prime Minister reiterated India’s mood to get rid of the mental- ity of slavery and take pride in its heritage. In- dia is not only celebrat- ing its cultural diversity but also acknowledging the unsung heroes and heroines of its history . PM Narendra Modi with Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi and CM Himanta Biswa Sarma during the closing ceremony of 400th birth anniversary of Lachit Barphukan, in New Delhi on Friday. —PHOTO BY PTI Immortal sons of Maa Bharati like Lachit Borphukan are the inspira- tion for fulfilling the resolutions of the Amrit Kaal. They make us familiar with the identity and glory of our history and also spur us to dedicate ourselves to the nation. —NARENDRA MODI, Prime Minister Mahesh Sharma New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is contesting the elections of the Munici- pal Corporation of Del- hi ie MCD like the elec- tion of any State Legis- lative Assembly. The way leaders from all over the country are campaigning in Guja- rat, they are campaign- ing in Delhi as well. The leaders who are going to Gujarat have also been asked to come to Delhi and campaign. Think, on Sunday the Chief Ministers of four states of the country conduct- ed a road show in Delhi. Baijayant Jai Panda, in- charge of BJP in Delhi, had urged these Chief Ministers for road shows. As part of the plan prepared by him, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Haryana Chief Minis- ter Manohar Lal Khat- tar, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur and Uttara- khand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami did roadshows in Delhi. Not only this, De- fense Minister Rajnath Singh also participated in this mega campaign of BJP. He also did a road show for the party . A dozen leaders of Bi- har have been given the responsibility of cam- paigning in Delhi. Wherever the popula- tion of the people of Purvanchal is more, there the meetings of the leaders of Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh are to be held. The BJP is trying to re- tain the hold of the last 15 years in the MCD through this big cam- paign, while the Chief Minister Arvind Kejri- wal is also being forced to stay in Delhi and not focus on Gujarat be- cause of the campaign- ing of other senior leaders of the BJP. Along with this cam- paign, BJP is also re- leasing sting videos of Aam Aadmi Party lead- ers. BJP has also re- leased videos ranging from ticket selling inci- dent to AAP’s MLA be- ing beaten up by sup- porters and the recent video of jailed AAP minister getting mas- sage and five-star treat- ment in jail. MCD elections like state assembly polls for BJP? REPUTATION AT STAKE? Union Minister Anurag Thakur with BJP candidate Sunrika Sharma Jha during party’s campaign for MCD elections, in New Delhi. Union Minister Smriti Irani arrives to addresss a BJP election campaign for Gujarat Assembly elections, in Surat on Friday. —PHOTO BY PTI BATTLEGROUND GUJARAT IRANI FLAYS AAP OVER LEAKED ‘MASSAGE’ CLIPS OF SATYENDAR JAIN Surat (ANI): Union Minister Smriti Irani on Friday lashed out at the AAP over viral videos showing jailed Delhi ministerSatyendarJain gettingmassagefroman alleged rapist in jail. At a rally at here on Friday , the Union Minis- ter said, “I request wom- en that if they come across any leader or worker of Aam Aadmi Party, ask them what kind of culture they have that their minister, who is lodged in Tihar jail, is availing personal- ised massage services from a man accused of raping a minor girl.” On Tuesday , official sources atTiharjailclaimedthat Rinku, the prisoner who was administering mas- sage on Jain, was ‘not a physiotherapist’ but has been charged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 for al- legedly raping a minor. The AAP has been at the receiving end of barbs and volleys from the Opposition ever since the purported footage of Jain receiv- ing an oil massage in- side his cell surfaced ahead of the upcoming Delhi civic elections. The purported CCTV footageshowstheminis- ter lying on his bed while a man, seated next to him, is administering a massage on his foot. In another video sharedbyBJPspokesper- son Shehzad Poonawalla on his Twitter handle, a man is purportedly seen massagingtheDelhimin- ister’s legs and back be- fore proceeding to give him a head massage. WILL KEJRIWAL BE STUCK IN DELHI? Arvind Kejriwal Sharat K Verma New Delhi: Most of AAP leaders have left Gujarat and come to Delhi or are about to come to Del- hi. In a way , the party has completely left the Gujarat cam- paign to state leaders Gopal Italia and CM candidate Isudan Gadhvi. There will be rallies of Arvind Kejriwal in between, but like before, now the AAP leaders are not going to camp in Gujarat. Punjab CM BhagwantMannwill also hold rallies and roadshows in Delhi. Gulab Yadav and Ra- ghav Chadha, the in- charge and co-in- charge of AAP in Gujarat, also have to spend more time in Delhi as the Munici- pal Corporation of Delhi poll has be- comeveryimportant for AAP . KHAMBHALIA SEAT: A BATTLE OF PRESTIGE BETWEEN BJP, AAP Dwarka: The Khambhalia seat in Dwarka has turned into a battle of prestige between the BJP and AAP, in the Gujarat polls. With Congress also in the fray with a sitting MLA, it is also a triangular contest. Senior Congress leader Vikram Madam, AAP CM’s face Isu- dan Gadhvi and BJP’s Mulu Ayar Bera are fighting it out amongst themselves here. AAP ONLY ‘HYPE’, WILL REMAIN ‘MARGINAL PLAYER’ IN GUJ: DEORA Ahmedabad: The AAP has a lot of “hype” but will remain a “marginal player” in Gujarat polls, Congress leader Milind Deora said on Friday and asserted that his party would belie predictions to spring a surprise in the polls. Deora, who is a Congress party observer for the Gujarat polls, said there is a “strong under- current” of anti-incumbency against the BJP government. ❍ BHARAT JODO YATRA BJP claims ‘Pakistan zindabad’ sloganraisedinBJY;Congdenies New Delhi (Agencies): Amit Malviya, the head of the IT cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),onFridayclaimed that ‘Pakistan zindabad’ slogan was raised dur- ing the Rahul Gandhi- led Bharat Jodo Yatra in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargon. Sharing the purport- ed video, Amit Malviya wrote on his Twitter handle, “After Richa Chaddha’s public application to join Ra- hul Gandhi’s Bharat “Jodo” Yatra, Pakistan Zindabadslogansraised in Khargon. INC MP posted the video and then deleted it after the faux pas came to light.” Responding to the al- legations,Congress’gen- eral secretary in-charge of communications Jairam Ramesh said a doctored video is doing the rounds to discredit the Bharat Jodo Yatra andstatedthattherewill be a “payback”. Boxer Vijender Singh joins Rahul Gandhi during the party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra, in Khargone on Friday. —PHOTO BY PTI RAHUL'S STATEMENTS ON SAVARKAR Cong into damage control; after Jairam, Rahul calls Raut to pacify Mahesh Sharma New Delhi: The Con- gress is trying to per- suade Sanjay Raut to make up for the loss caused by Rahul Gan- dhi’s statement on Vi- nayak Damodar Sa- varkar during Bharat Jodo Yatra. The Con- gress knows that Raut isnotjustthefaceof the Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray faction, but also the brain. Thus when Shiv Sena got an- gry after Rahul’s state- ment,Rautgaveastate- ment on his behalf. He alsotargetedRahulper- sonally and said that whathewasgettinglost from the real agenda of his yatra through such statements. Since then, the Congress has been trying to somehow per- suade Raut. After Raut’s statement, Jairam Ramesh called Raut. Ramesh tried to pacifyhimandclarified that Rahul has not at- tacked Savarkar, but has only stated a his- torical fact. After this, Rahul himself called Raut. Sisodia’s name not in CBI charge sheet, entire case fake: Kejriwal New Delhi (PTI): Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Friday asserted that at- tempts were made to frame his d e p u t y M a n i s h Sisodia in the “fake” excise poli- cy scam after his name did not figure in the CBI’s first charge sheet, with the AAP calling it “Satyamev Jayate” (truth alone triumphs). The CBI on Friday filed first charge sheet against arrested busi- nessmen Vijay Nair, Ab- hishek Boinpally and five more accused, keeping the probe open into the alleged role of others named in FIR, including Sisodia. BJP AAP SPAR OVER BHARDWAJ ‘SUICIDE’ BJP IS CONSPIRING TO KILL KEJRIWAL: SISODIA New Delhi: AAP leader Man- ish Sisodia on Friday again alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was conspiring to kill Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and that he will submit a complaint regarding the same to the Election Commission. New Delhi: A day after AAP leader Sandeep Bhardwaj’s body was found hanging at his residence in Delhi, both AAP and BJP indulged in war of words. AAP said it was wrong to allege he took his life as he was denied a party ticket for MCD polls. Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on Friday. —PHOTO BY PTI Mamata meets Suvendu over tea in her chamber Kolkata (PTI): In a first since last year’s state elections, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Friday held a “cour- tesymeeting”withLead- er of the Opposition Su- vendu Adhikari at her chamber in the state As- sembly ,raisingeyebrows in political circles. Later, during a dis- cussion on ‘Constitu- tion Day’ in the House, the CM said that she had at one point adored him like a brother. Adhikari and Baner- jee had been at logger- heads since the end of 2020 when he switched over to the BJP from the TMC and defeated the TMCsupremoinNandi- gram in Assembly polls. The meeting came close on the heels of Adhikari complaining that his name was not included in invitation letter for the ‘Constitu- tion Day’ programme. Ex-T’gana Cong MLA Shashidhar Reddy joins BJP New Delhi: MShashid- har Reddy,formerfour- time MLA from Telan- gana who has recently quit Con- gress,joined the BJP in New Delhi on Friday . Reddy rep- resented Sanathnagar Assembly constituency for four terms. His in- duction to BJP took place in presence of Un- ion ministers G Kishan Reddy and Sarbananda Sonowal and Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar, in New Delhi.
  7. 7. MUMBAI | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2022 06 INDIA www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epapers/mumbai I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia Gujarat: Reliance Jio 5G was first launched in October this year. The company is now rolling out its True 5G network in each of the 33 district headquarters of Guja- rat, thereby making Gu- jarat the first state in India to get Jio True 5G coverage in 100% of the district headquarters. Announcing the roll out, the telco said that “Gujarat holds a special place, as it is Reliance’s Janmabhoomi. This strategic announce- ment is a dedication to Gujarat and its people.” “Starting 25th No- vember, Jio users in Gu- jarat will be invited to the Jio Welcome Offer, to experience Unlimit- ed Data at up to 1Gbps+ speeds, at no additional cost”, it further added. The telco will also launch several Jio True 5G-powered initiatives across industries like education, healthcare, agriculture, IOT sectors in Gujarat and more. Akash M Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, said, “We are proud to share that Gujarat is now the first state to have 100% district head- quarters connected with our robust True 5G network. We want to showcase the real pow- er of this technology and how it can impact a billion lives”. Alongside, the com- pany’s largest telecom operator has also an- nounced a True 5G-pow- ered initiative named ‘Education-For-All’ in the state. A collabora- tion between the Reli- ance Foundation and Jio, the initiative aims to digitize 100 schools in Gujarat initially . Explaining, how Jio True 5G is better than 5G services offered by other telecom compa- nies in the country, the company said that Jio True 5G has a three- fold advantage. Gujbecomes1ststatetoget100%JioTrue5Gcoverage TRUE 5G FOR ALL INITIATIVES New Delhi (PTI): Mehrauli murder ac- cused Aaftab Amin Poonawala on Friday reached the Forensic Science Laboratory here for his next ses- sion of polygraph test, officials said. He had undergone a marathon polygraph test of nearly eight hours on Thursday. However, officials at the facility found it difficult to record his statements as he was not well. Poonawala was brought to the Foren- sic Science Laboratory (FSL) at Rohini on Fri- day for another ses- sion of the polygraph test, also called the lie detector test, as he seems to be in better health, they said. “During the session (of polygraph test) on Thursday, Poonawala was asked details about the case, what trig- gered him to kill Walk- er, if it was a planned event or he did it in a fit of rage like he claimed in the court. SHRADDHA WALKAR MURDER AAFTAB UNDERGOES ANOTHER SESSION OF POLYGRAPH TEST Hehadundergoneapolygraphtest fornearlyeighthrsonThursday Aaftab Poonawalla being taken back from FSL where he was brought for a polygraph test, in New Delhi on Thursday. —PHOTO BY ANI Guwahati/Shillong (PTI): Attendance in government offices in Meghalaya was ‘thin’ on Friday in response to a call by various or- ganisations for a non- cooperation move- ment in protesting against the November 22 violence along the border with Assam, which left six people dead, officials said. Assam police offi- cials on Friday issued a fresh advisory asking its citizens not to travel to Meghalaya as the situation is still “not very good” in the neigh- bouring state where po- lice vehicles were torched and several people were injured during protests on the previous night. In a relief to the peo- ple of Meghalaya, the Assam Petroleum Maz- door Union (APMU) de- cided to resume trans- portation of fuel to that state, which it has sus- pended on Thursday, following assurance of security of tankers and crew from the neigh- bouring state. Low attendance in Meghalaya offices; police issues advisory BORDER VIOLENCE ROW Bengaluru (PTI): Kar- nataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra on Friday said the Centre has directed the NIA to probe the Mangaluru blast case. In a state- ment, Jnanendra said the state government had recommended an NIA probe into the cook- er bomb blast in a mov- ingautorickshaw,which the Union Ministry of Home Affairs accepted and ordered a probe by the premier investiga- tion agency . “With regard to the incident occurred with- in the Kankanadi police station limits, the state government had taken a decision to recom- mend an NIA probe based on the evidences and other information collected during the pre- liminaryinvestigation,” the Home Minister said in his statement. Centre directs NIA probe into Mangaluru blast case Dehradun (PTI): Lok Sabha Speaker Om Bir- la congratulated IIT- Roorkee as it celebrated its 175th foundation day on Friday, saying the in- stitution continues to be in the forefront of the pursuit of research. Addressing the func- tion to mark the occa- sion, Birla acknowl- edged its valuable con- tribution to the country and the region. “This institute has unwaveringly aimed at attaining global levels of excellence in educa- tion and creating a sus- tainable and equitable society through innova- tive research,” he said. “I am sure (Indian In- stitute of Technology) IIT-Roorkee will con- tinue to serve the na- tion and build compe- tency and recognition for India as a ‘vishwag- uru’,” Birla said. Secretary in the De- partment of Posts Vineet Pandey released a commemorative stamp on the occasion. IIT-Roorkee in forefront of pursuit of research: Birla Bhubaneswar: The second day of the Win- ter Session of Odisha assembly on Friday wit- nessed pandemonium as the opposition -- BJP and Congress -- engaged in a verbal duel with the ruling BJD over farm- ers’ issues. As soon as the House assembled for the day’s proceedings at 10.30 a.m., both the opposi- tion and ruling party members rushed to the Well of the Assembly raising slogans against each other over various demands of the farm- ers. The opposition Bharatiya Janata Par- ty (BJP) members were demanding dis- bursement of input subsidy to the farmers and irregularities in paddy procurement. Odisha Assembly adjourned after verbalsparringoverfarmers’issue Nagpur (PTI): Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said all vehi- cles belonging to the Indian government that have completed 15 years will be scrapped, and a policy to that effect has been sent to states. He was speaking at the inauguration of the annual ‘Agro-Vi- sion’ agriculture exhi- bition here. “Yesterday, I signed a file under the guidance of Prime Minister Nar- endra Modi that all the vehicles of the Indian government which have completed 15 years will be scrapped. I have sent this policy of the Indian government to all the states. They should adopt this policy at the state level,” he said. 15-year-old govt vehicles will be scrapped: Gadkari Ahtesham Siddiqui Lucknow: In the bu- reaucracy of Uttar Pradesh, preparation are going on to send IPS officers of 2017 batch as SPs in the districts while their batchmate friends IAS 2017 batch officers are still CDOs in the districts. There are still many options for them to become col- lectors and they will have to wait a year, as even the 2014 batch of IAS officers has not yet been appointed as DM. The DGP Headquar- ters got 14 young IPS of- ficers of its 2017 batch to meet Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and got their presentation done. Principal Secre- tary Home Sanjay Pras- ad, DGP DS Chauhan and ADG Law and Or- der were also present on this occasion. 14 young IPS officers of 2017 batch meet CM Yogi in UP CM Yogi Adityanath in a meeting with IPS officers. BJD MLAs stage a protest near Mahatma Gandhi statue demanding an increase of MSP and insurance for farmers, in Bhubaneswar. Om Birla addressing the function at IIT Roorkee. z z z z z z CONNECT SCHOOLS New Delhi (ANI): The body remains recovered from a suitcase at a forest area in Haryana’s Faridabad on Thursday afternoon are suspected to be of the 27-year-old woman from Mum- bai, Shraddha Walkar. Faridabad Police have con- tacted the Delhi Police fol- lowing the recovery of the suitcase with body parts in the Surajkund forest area. According to police, the remains were wrapped in a plastic bag and a sack, and clothes and a belt were also recovered near the suitcase. Prima facie, it appeared that a person was mur- dered elsewhere and a part of the body was dumped to avoid identification, Faridabad Police said in a statement. SUITCASE WITH BODY PARTS FOUND IN HARYANA 3 WOMEN IPS AMONG THE 14 IPS WHO WENT TO MEET CM YOGI 2017 BATCH IPS OFFICERS IPS Saurabh Dixit ASP Prayagraj, IPS SM Qasim Abidi in-charge Deputy Commissioner Lucknow Commission- erate, IPS Dr. Deeksha Sharma ASP Ghaziabad and IPS Vikas Kumar ASP Agra gave a presen- tation in front of the CM. Knowledgeable officers say that IPS officers of 2017 batch should have been posted in the dis- trict 1 year back, but the interesting thing is that in the districts where they will be posted as SPs, their senior IAS are posted as CDOs. Thus, an IPS officer who goes as a captain in a district will also find it difficult to coordinate with an IAS officer who is 4 years senior to him. z Aarti Singh z Prachi Singh z Saurabh Dixit z S M Qasim Abidi z Dr. Deeksha Sharma z Nipun Agarwal z Arpit Vijayvargiya z Keshav Kumar z Abhishek Kumar Agarwal z Satyajit Kumar Gupta z Vikas Kumar z Dr Iraj Raja z Kuldeep Singh Gunawat z Somendra Meena Araga Jnanendra Wrecked remains of a temple along Assam-Meghalaya border. Nitin Gadkari ISRO begins countdown for PSLV-C54 mission Govt releases ` 17,000 cr GST compensation Chennai: Scientists of the ISRO commenced the countdown on Fri- day for the launch of Earth Observation Sat- ellite-Oceansat- eight other customer satel- lites on a PSLV-C54 rock- et from the spaceport of Sriharikota on Satur- day. The 25.30-hr count- down for the 56th flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its extended version (PSLV-XL), started at 10.26 AM today . New Delhi (ANI): The central government has released an amount worth Rs 17,000 crore to states and Union terri- tories towards the bal- ance GST compensa- tion for the period April to June 2022.The total amount of compensa- tion released to the States/UTs so far, in- cluding thus Rs 17,000 crore, during the year 2022-23 is Rs 1,15,662 crore, the Ministry of Finance said in a state- ment on Friday . Amrik Singh Amritsar: Two emi- nent personalities, Iqbal Singh Chahal (IAS), Municipal Commissioner Ad- ministrator of Bri- hanmumbai, Munci- pal Corporation, Ma- harashtra and Prof Gagandeep Kang (FRS), Department of Gastrointestinal Science at the Chris- tian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu were honoured with honoris causa de- grees at the 48th an- nual convocation of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), here on Friday . On this occa- sion136 Ph.D, 2 M. Phil, 95 Post-Gradu- ate and 71 Under- Graduate de- grees and 177 medals were awarded to stu- dents from various faculties. Governor of Punjab and Chan- cellor of the univer- sity, Banwarilal Purohit said what India needs today is incorruptible young men and women who will dedicate themselves to the service of the larger society through in- dividual pursuits. This will lead India as Vishwa Guru at International level. Iqbal Singh Prof Kang honoured with Honorary degrees Iqbal Singh Chahal Prof Gagandeep Kang honoured with honoris causa degrees at GNDU on Friday. THE JOURNEY —PHOTO BY PTI
  8. 8. MUMBAI | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2022 07 www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epapers/mumbai I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia Commodity Price Change % Chg GOLD 52,837.00 270.00 0.51 (Per 10g) SILVER 61,875.00 705.00 1.13 (Per 1kg) COMMODITIES Currency Price Change % Chg USDINR 81.62 0.08 0.09 GBPINR 96.71 0.73 0.75 CURRENCIES CoalIndiatoboostproduction New Delhi (PTI): State- owned Coal India (CIL) on Friday said it will further boost production in the coming months and is opti- mistic that the company will achieve the output tar- get set for the current fi- nancial year. CIL, which accounts for over 80% of domestic coal production, is eyeing an output of 700 million tonnes (MT) for FY’23. “We began FY’23 requiring 78 MT jump in volume terms to touch the target of 700 MT. As of Nov 24, the com- pany has already achieved an increase of nearly 58 MTs. “In the ensuing months we aim to sustain the tempo and further scale up the production and feel upbeat about achieving the target,” the PSU said. Following the end of the monsoon season, most of the mines have been dewa- tered. The festive season is also over. There will be greater availability of ma- chines and manpower lead- ing to better production and productivity in the coming months, the com- pany said. The PSU produced 400 MT of coal as on Nov 24 of the current financial year, registering a growth of 17%. As of Nov 24, 2021 CIL had produced 342 MT of coal. AIM TO ACHIEVE FY23 TARGET business BRIEFS New Delhi (PTI): Beauty and fashion e-com- merce firm Nykaa has recorded a 75% growth in gross merchandise value and a 12-fold jump in revenue on Day 1 of its Pink Friday sale, the company said on Friday. The company said that it recorded over 400 orders per minute on the first day of the sale which start- ed on November 21. The sale will be live un- til November 28 on its website, app and Nykaa stores. The number of visitors on Day 1 of Pink Friday grew by 37% to 10 million, the company claimed. New Delhi (PTI): Engi- neering systems and solu- tions provider Uniparts In- dia on Friday said it has set a price band of `548- 577 a share for its `836-crore IPO. The three-day initial share sale will open for public sub- scription on November 30 and conclude on Decem- ber 2. The bidding for an- chor investors will open on November 29. The IPO is entirely an Offer for Sale (OFS) of 14,481,942 equity shares by promoter group entities and existing investors. UNIPARTS INDIA FIXES IPO PRICE BAND AT `548-577 NYKAA’S GROSS MERCHANDISE VALUE GROWS 75% Mumbai (PTI): Lubes maker Castrol India Limit- ed (CIL) on Friday said it will acquire a 7.09 per cent stake in TVS Auto- mobile Solutions’ digital subsidiary Ki Mobility So- lutions with a planned in- vestment of `487.5 crore in an all-cash deal. With this strategic investment, CIL aims to expand its presence in service and maintenance for both in- ternal combustion engine (ICE) and EV and leverage myTVS’ digital and opera- tional capabilities. CASTROL TO ACQUIRE 7.09% STAKE IN KI MOBILITY SOLUTIONS New Delhi (PTI): Gold prices fell by `270 to `52,837 per 10 grams in the national capital on Friday amid weak global trends, according to HDFC Securities. In the previous trade, the pre- cious metal had settled at `53,107 per 10 grams. Silver also tum- bled by `705 to `61,875 per kg. In the interna- tional market, gold was quoting lower at $1,752.5 per ounce while silver was down at $21.30 per ounce. GOLD PRICE FALLS BY `270; SILVER SEES DIP OF `705 *Rates till the edition went to print. RUPEE RISES 8 PAISE TO CLOSE AT 81.62 AGAINST US DOLLAR Mumbai (PTI): The rupee settled for the day 8 paise higher at 81.62 (provisional) against the American currency on Friday on broad dollar weakness and improved risk sentiments. Forex traders said positive domestic equities and foreign fund inflows supported the local unit. At the interbank foreign exchange market, the local unit opened at 81.69 and touched an intra-day high of 81.44 and a low of 81.71 against the greenback. The local unit finally settled at 81.62, registering a rise of 8 paise over its previous close. ADANI TO RAISE `20,000 CRORE THROUGH FRESH SHARE ISSUE New Delhi (PTI): Billionaire Gautam Adani’s conglomer- ate on Friday said it will raise `20,000 crore in equity to fund the massive expansion at his sprawling business empire that now spans from ports to energy to cement. Adani Enterprises Ltd will raise funds through the issue of fresh equity shares, it said. The public offering will help AEL diversify the shareholder base and build its credibility and acceptance among investors. TWO NEW POLYMER MANUFACTURING PARKS IN BENGAL Kolkata (PTI): The Indian Plas- tics Federation on Friday said it is planning to set up two new poly parks in West Bengal as polymer demand in the state is expected to double in five years. The federation also sought special electricity incentives. “We have identified a plot of 100 acre near Singur and another of 70 acre near Dankuni. Nearly 90-100 units are expected to be completed by 2025,” IPF president Sishir Jalan said. OTHER STORIES GoM TO SUBMIT REPORT NEXT WEEK ON GST LEVY ON CASINOS, ONLINE GAMING New Delhi (PTI): The state finance ministers’ panel for GST levy on casinos, online gaming and horse racing will submit its report to the GST Council next week, Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma said on Friday. Sangma-headed GoM held its final meeting on the issue earlier this week and is understood to have recommended a GST levy of 28% on online gam- ing, irrespective of whether it is a game of skill or chance. Sangam said: “We will submit the report next week”. Kolkata (PTI): Coal India, the world's largest miner, has said it exceeded the annual target of green coverage by mid-November. Coal India's plantation of 1,526 hectares as of November 15 has exceeded the FY'23 annual target of 1,510 hectares achiev- ing 101% target satisfaction, it said. The increased plantation helped in creating 76,544 tonnes of carbon sink potential per year. Driven up by the eco concerns and to reduce carbon diox- ide emissions, CIL in recent years has stepped up the efforts on greening its mining areas, the miner said. CILSURPASSESFY'23GREENCOVERTARGET New Delhi (PTI): The cen- tral banks of India and UAE are discussing a con- cept paper on promoting bilateral trade in rupee and dirham with a view to re- duce transaction cost, a top official said on Friday . India's Ambassador to the UAE said that the con- cept paper for trade in local currencies was shared by India. The central banks of both the countries will dis- cuss the standard operat- ing procedures and modali- ties. The objective of the exercise is to reduce the cost of transactions, he added. India and the UAE had already signed a FTA in Feb to give a fillip to bi- lateral trade and eco ties. New Delhi (ANI): Broker- ages Anand Rathi and Swastika Investmart have given “subscribe” ratings for the upcoming initial public offering of Dharmaj Crop Guard. “The upward momentum in pesticide in- dustry output is expected to continue going forward, backed by a growth in food consumption amid demand from export markets, and the horticulture and flori- culture markets,” Swastika Investmart said. India, UAE central banks discuss rupee, dirham trade ‘Subscribe’ rating to Dharmaj Crop Guard’s IPO SAYS MEMBER OF EAC OF PM SANYAL:INDIACAPABLEOF GENERATING 9% GROWTH First India Bureau New Delhi: India is capa- ble of generating a 9% growth rate but in view of the geopolitical situation, we should be satisfied with a 6.5-7% economic expan- sion, member of the EAC to the PM, Sanjiv Sanyal said on Friday . India is following an “in- vestment and export-driv- en growth model” and against the backdrop of “turbulent” global times, the RBI and the govern- ment have followed a re- strained macro-economic approach, which is a cor- rect step. “It is a very turbulent time and we are generating a 7% growth rate already. Nothing to sniff at. But if we get an open road, this economic machinery that we have built is capable of generating a 9% growth rate,” Sanyal said at the Times Now Summit 2022. The global economy is facing supply chain disrup- tions following the out- break of the Russia- Ukraine war in February . Sanyal said, “This is not the time to try and overex- tend ourselves. Any growth rate between 6.5-7% growth rate is not to be sniffed at. Even in the best of times.” WHAT SANJIV SANYAL SAID z India is following an “investment and export- driven growth model” and against the backdrop of “turbulent” global times, the RBI and the government have followed a restrained macro-economic approach, which is a correct step. z The global economy is facing supply chain disruptions following the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine war in Feb. First India Bureau New Delhi: Commerce and Industry Minister Pi- yush Goyal has said that the Indian economy was not to be blamed for weak- ening of rupee, as this was mainly due to the strength- ening of the dollar. Speaking at the Times Now summit, the minister, despite rising inflation, sounded an optimistic note, noting that compared to sky rocketing inflation in many countries, where it is ranging between 8 to 10%, India has maintained a fair balance between in- flation and interest rates and price rise in the coun- try is much lower than compared to others. Goyal also said that even as the prevailing geopoliti- cal situation remains fluid owing to the global head- winds and signs of reces- sion in many nations, India is on a path of rapid recov- ery and its growth rate is 7%, which is a positive sign. At the same time though, he added that the situation arising out of the Corona- virus pandemic and Rus- sia-Ukraine war could not be ignored. On job losses in the IT and technology sectors and rising unemployment, an issue being raised by the opposition, Goyal said that on the contrary India’s job market is seeing an upward trajectory . Mumbai (PTI): Equity benchmarks settled at re- cord highs on Friday , rally- ing for the fourth day run- ning,helped by intensebuy- ing in index majors Reli- ance Industries, Wipro and Maruti. In a largely range- bound trade, the 30-share BSE Sensex climbed 20.96 points or 0.03% to settle at 62,293.64, its fresh record closing high. Likewise, broader NSE Nifty went up by 28.65 points or 0.15% to end at 18,512.75, its all-time high. Reliance Industries emerged as the biggest gainer among the Sensex firms, rising 1.34%, fol- lowed by Wipro, Tech Mahi- ndra, Axis Bank, IndusInd Bank, Maruti, Tata Steel and Mahindra Mahindra were among the major win- ners. On the other hand, Nes- tle, Kotak Mahindra Bank, ICICI Bank and HCL Tech- nologieswerethemajorlag- gards. ` weakening due to $ strengthening: Goyal Sensex Nifty scale fresh lifetime highs as RIL, Wipro advance Sitharaman meets state FMs for Budget inputs New Delhi (ANI): Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman has chaired a pre-Budget meeting with the finance ministers of all States and Union Territo- ries for taking their inputs and suggestions for the up- coming Budget for 2023-24. The meeting took place on Friday in New Delhi. Be- sides Sitharaman and state/UT finance minis- ters, Union MoS for Fi- nance Pankaj Chaudhary and Bhagwat Karad, secre- taries from various arms of Union finance ministry, Chief Economic Advisor Anantha Nageswaran, among others attended the meeting. Sitharaman has so far chaired several pre-Budget consultations group of ex- perts, and industry lead- ers, including the agricul- tural and food processing industry experts. The first meeting was held on Monday . The formal exercise to prepare the annual Budget for the next financial year -- 2023-24 - commenced on October 10. The Budget for 2023-24 is likely to be tabled on February 1. Mumbai (PTI): In the sec- ond consecutive week of an increase in the kitty , India's forex reserves have grown by $2.537 billion to $547.252 billion for the week ended November 18, the RBI said on Friday . In the previous report- ing week, the overall kitty had swelled by $14.721 bil- lion in the highest weekly rise since August 2021 to $544.715 billion. It can be noted that in October 2021, the country's forex kitty had reached an all-time high of $645 bil- lion. Foreign currency assets (FCA) increased by $1.76 billion to $484.288 billion during the week to Novem- ber 18, according to the Weekly Statistical Supple- ment released by the RBI. FOREX KITTY GROWS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK
  9. 9. MUMBAI | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2022 08 2NDFRONT Make a habit of living life in a constant state of gratitude and also of positive, joyous expectation. —Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, CEO Editor-in-Chief, First India www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epapers/mumbai I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia Dnyanesh Chavan Mumbai: The village of Sultanpur (popula- tion: 1,000) will now be known as Rahul Nagar with residents deciding to rename it in honour of native son Rahul Shinde, a constable of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), who was killed fighting terror- ists in the 26/11 Mum- bai attacks in 2008. Shinde was among the first police person- nel to enter the Taj Ma- hal Palace Hotel in south Mumbai after re- ports of firing by ter- rorists. He fell after tak- ing a terrorist’s bullet to the stomach. The government honoured him posthu- mously with a Presi- dent's Police Medal. On the eve of the 14th anniversary of the 26/11 attacks, Subhash Vishnu Shinde, father of the martyred con- stable, told PTI how proud he was of his martyred son. “All the government formalities for renam- ing the village are done. I feel honoured that the village now bears the name of my son,” he also said, adding that Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) VishwasNangrePatil— then Deputy Commis- sioner of Police (zone-I) in Mumbai—helped him in the process. However, the offi- cial renaming ceremo- ny is still pending. “After Rahul’s de- mise, the government provided us financial assistance. We also got a flat in Mumbai and a gas agency at the talu- ka place, which helps the family earn a liv- ing,” he said. Shinde also set up a memorial to Rahul in the village in 2010, us- ing the Rs10 lakh aid given to the family by the Mumbai civic body . “The memorial is meant to inspire the younger generation, to prepare them to be able to make the su- preme sacrifice for the country if called upon,” he said. Subhash Shinde has two surviving chil- dren—a daughter and a son, with whom he lives. However, the loss is still raw. “Rahul’s mother is still traumatized, and has not been able to come to terms with the fact that Rahul is no more,”Shindesaid. —PTI 26/11 MUMBAI ATTACKS On November 26, 2008, 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists from Pakistan arrived by sea and opened fire, killing 166 people, including 18 security personnel, and injuring several others during the 60-hour siege in Mumbai. Nine terrorists were later killed by the security forces. Ajmal Kasab was the only terrorist who was captured alive. He was hanged four years later, on November 21, 2012. Locals rename village after 26/11 martyr Rahul Shinde SRPF constable was among the first to enter the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel during the attack; he fell after a terrorist’s bullet that hit him in the stomach A commuter rides past bullet holes marked outside Nariman House, one of the sites of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in Mumbai on Friday. —PHOTO BY PTI Rahul Shinde. —FILE PHOTO I have been following up with the gov- ernment on this for the last 10 years. Finally it is done. We are now waiting for the official re- naming ceremony, which will happen after dignitaries and guests confirm the dates. I am satisfied now and don’t want anything more. I feel honoured that the village now bears the name of my son. —Subhash Shinde, Father of martyr Rahul Shinde ‘LIGHT OF GOODNESS IS ONLY ANSWER TO DARKNESS OF TERROR’ Dnyanesh Chavan Mumbai: The answer to the darkness of ter- ror is the light of goodness and kind- ness, said Moshe Holtzberg, the uncle of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack survi- vor ‘Baby Moshe’, whose parents were killed by Pakistani terrorists at Nariman House here. It has been 14 years since the terror attack rocked the city, but the Holtzberg family re- mains an inspiration to many for their mis- sion of love and kind- ness, he said. The teen’s uncle Moshe Holtzberg (33), who lives in the US, spoke to PTI through social media on Friday . “Weseehimasasym- bol of unity and pray that god gives him the strength to carry for- ward his parent’s mis- sion,” he said. “We believe that the answer to the darkness of terror is the light of goodness and kind- ness,” he said. Holtzberg further said that people still ap- proachhisparentswith heartwarming stories about how they were inspired by Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka. “For Moshe, India is home. No terror attack will chase him out. Na- riman House is his house, Mumbai is his city and India is his country ,” he said. —PTI SYMBOL OF LIFE AMID TRAGEDY Baby Moshe, then two years old, was rescued by his Indian nanny Sandra Samuel when Pakistani terrorists killed his parents Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg and four visitors at Chhabad Lubavitch Jewish Centre in Nariman House in Colaba on November 26, 2008. He is now 16, and studies at a school in the Israeli city of Afula. He spends time with his maternal and paternal grandparents, and has expressed hopes of returning to India at some point and continuing what his parents had started. THEN NOW Railway police use a sniffer dog to patrol Mumbai’s CSMT on the eve of the 14th anniversary of the terror attack. First India Bureau Mumbai: The death toll related to measles surged to 13 in Mum- bai after an eight- month-old boy from Govandi died of the infection on Thursday . The child contracted the illness and died as a result, with multiple or- gan failure syndrome and measles-related bronchopneumonia list- edasthecausesof death. The city reported 19 new cases of measles on Thursday , taking the cu- mulative total to 252. As many as 34 new measles patients were admitted to civic or state-run hos- pitals in the city during the day while 36 patients were discharged, the Brihanmumbai Munici- pal Corporation (BMC) said in a press release. The civic body also urged citizens to get their children aged nine months to five years vac- cinated against measles. Meanwhile, Thane city witnessed its first measles death, a senior civic official said Friday . The deceased, identi- fied as Shil Daighar, died on Thursday, the Thane Municipal Cor- poration official said, adding that the civic Chief Abhijit Bangar has asked departments to take all efforts to curb the outbreak. New terminal bldg for Pune airport by May: Scindia Pune (PTI): The Pune airport will get a new terminal building by May next year, Civil Aviation Minister Jy- otiraditya Scindia said here on Friday . He was speaking after inaugurating a multi- level car parking at the airport. “A direct flight from Pune to Bangkok has al- ready started. Flight op- erations between Pune and Singapore will start from December 01,” the minister said. “A new terminal will be constructed by May 2023 at the Pune air- port. About 75% of the new building has been completed,” Scindia added. There is a plan to set up an integrated domes- tic and international cargo system in Pune and flight operations at the airport will also in- crease, he said. Thanesees1stmeaslesdeath,Muminfantsuccumbstovirus A guest of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel being rescued by firemen following the attack. A file photo showing a commando coming down from an Air Force helicopter to reach Nariman House, which was under siege by suspected militants. Students of Gurukul Art School pay tribute to the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack through their paintings, on Friday in Mumbai. —PHOTOS BY BHUSHAN KOYANDE —PHOTOS BY PTI Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Cama Hospital Oberoi Trident Taj Mahal Hotel, Leopold Cafe Nariman House Jewish community centre First India Bureau Jaipur: The Congress leaders on Friday re- membered veteran Congress leader Late Ahmed Patel and paid their tributes on his second death anni- versary. “On his second death anniversary, recalling the contribution of our colleague, Shri Ahmed Patel ji whom we lost too soon. In all his roles, he brought to bear a great sense of dedication, commit- ment and purpose, al- ways keeping the inter- ests of the people and party paramount,” tweeted AICC presi- dent Mallikarjun Kharge. CM Ashok Gehlot also paid his tributes. “Remembering and paying my humble trib- utes to veteran Con- gress leader Sh. Ahmed Patel ji on his death an- niversary . His immense contribution to the Congress party, his de- votion for principles and ideals that INC stands for can never be forgotten,” tweeted Ge- hlot. Cong leaders remember Patel 2ND DEATH ANNIVERSARY His contribution will never be forgotten, says CM Gehlot COURTESY CALL Dr. Jagdeesh Chandra paid a courtesy visit to Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar at Uparashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday.
  10. 10. www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/mumbai I twitter.com/ thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia 09 MUMBAI | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2022 aipur Dori is a brand that has made its presence felt by creating ethnic fash- ion in a con- temporary format. Prin- cess Shalini Narukaa of Jawli, Alwar, the partici- pating designer for the First India Fashion Con- nect, season 13 held at No- votel London Hammer- smith on November 20 has been a powerful pillar and backbone of the brand, leading to a large customer base and un- precedented success. Jaipur Dori is creating a symphony that is ultimate- ly inspired by a strong fe- male fig- ure such as herself. T h e fashion in- dustry is always cate- gorized as a dynamic one, where con- sumer preferences surely rule the market. There is no deny- ing that Indian arts, crafts, and local traditions are un- paralleled the world over, often inspiring global fash- ion trends. Jaipur Dori, founded in 2015 by Prin- cess Shalini Narukaa of Jawli, Alwar, focuses on fabric, craftsmanship and comfort. As we make a transition to an eco-friendly land- scape, especially in the fashion industry, new concepts have come to the forefront. From sus- tainable f a s h i o n to slow f a s h i o n to ethical fash- ion, these terms have become quite ubiqui- tous. For centuries, Ra- jasthan has witnessed sev- eral marauders and people from different regions of the world and that is the reason why the region has absorbed some of the tradi- tions, culture, and style of these visitors. Taking the fashion statement and Jaipur Dori to London, Shalini highlights the sus- tainable fashion highlight- ing hemp. Hemp is the most sus- tainable plant on the earth requires 4 times less wa- ter than cotton. Hemp fab- ric looks like linen but doesn’t wrinkle like it and feels exactly like cotton. Hemp clothing is more comfortable, breathable and softer than other fab- rics. It also retains colour longer and lasts more washes than clothing made up of other fabrics. In addition to being better for the environment, wearing clothing made of hemp is better for you. The heels and the décors, the flamboyance and the ardor, enwrapped the traditional fervor of Jaipur in London. With the city hosting First India Fashion Connect Season 13, the show set benchmarks with the emerging trends and sustainable fashion flicks by ace designer Shalini Narukaa! ETHICS AESTHETICS MITALI DUSAD mitalidusad01@gmail.com J Jaipur Dori is com- mitted to endorsing slow and sustain- able fashion and we’re proud to recently launch our carbon-free cam- paign in London using hemp for its anti-bacterial property, durability, biodegradable property and above all, how effectively it reduces eco- logical footprints. We believe in having a minimalistic collection, using very less embellishments and very intricate details in the fabric itself which makes it unique and class apart.” —SHALINI NARUKAA FASHION CONNECT SEASON 13
  11. 11. 10 ETC MUMBAI | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2022 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/mumbai I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia F A C E O F T H E D A Y REET KAUR, Actor ARIES MAR 21 - APR 20 This is the best time try something new with life give yourself a new purpose. You will feel amorous towards your wife. Work on your limitations, there can be no better time than this. You have more opposite sex friends than the same and you may be judged sometimes but don’t care. LIBRA SEPT 24 - OCTOBER 22 You love to live close to your family. You are a child at heart and never let this child die. You have a big heart and you always help someone if you can. Video gathering is possible as you miss your social circle like anything. Best day to buy gold and silver or any precious metal for investment sake. TAURUS APR 21 - MAY 20 You will feel financially comfortable and infant you are in position to invest money in some new venture. Your personality will attract many eligible bachelors. Spend time talking with likeminded people as it will make you feel good for now. The day will bear fruiful rewards. SCORPIO OCT 23 - NOVEMBER 22 You are a pro in your field and none can beat you. Female scorpios are lioness and women around are often jealous. You give tough competition to people. Many people get inspired by you. You will get special treatment from your dear ones. Try new things in life. GEMINI MAY 21 - JUNE 21 You are very generous by nature and also you are the backbone of your family. You are very fortunate to have a great friend circle. Today is a favourable day for business. You may postpone your study plans. Be careful of the words that come out of your mouth. SAGITTARIUS NOV 23 - DEC 22 Take stand where you need to, don’t run in the same direction where everybody else is going. Don’t attack stress even if you don’t have any. Let go of things that are not in your control. You want to have your own house and you will work hard to make your dream come true. CANCER JUNE 22 - JULY 23 You must create an environment of understanding at home. You need a break from day to tensions and the way to cope up with stress is to meditate. You will succeed in any sort of examination if you put your heart and soul to it. Promotion can be expected even if other are not. CAPRICORN DEC 23 - JAN 20 Never demotivate someone even if someone is not capable of doing something. You make sure to make things work your way. You are most wanted by your friends. You can have romantic affair in office and a serious one. You will invest money in clothes and accessories today. You are a God fearing person. LEO JULY 24 - AUGUST 23 You need help on academic front and you should not shy away from asking. Your spouse may make you spend more than you expected. Fantastic day for investing money in stock market as you can make fortune. You miss your parents a lot and somewhere fear to loose them. AQUARIUS JAN 21 - FEB 19 You are opportunist and this will make you successful one day. Your spouse is someone who can do anything for your happiness. You are happy spending whole day at home. Help your mothers at home today and give them a reason to smile. You will be surprised today. VIRGO AUG 24 - SEP 23 You care about you lover but somehow hesitate in expressing that care. Don’t make friends for money and status rather make friends who will stick with you forever. On social front, you may have to spend some extra money in buying gifts for someone for some specific occasion. PISCES FEB20 - MARCH 20 Scrumptious food is what you are craving for today. You always maintain cordial relationship with everyone. You workout daily to keep yourself fit. You may start a side business to earn extra money. You are not a jealous kind and you feel happy for others. You are a very grounded person. YOUR DAY Horoscope by Saurabbh Sachdeva Honey: Health Benefits of Honey: Health Benefits of THE GOLDEN LIQUID THE GOLDEN LIQUID IS HONEY HEALTHY? oney is a sweet food, which is healthier than table sugars. It is a natural sugar made by honeybees us- ing nectar from the flowers. Cave paint- ings suggest human beings collected honey from honeycombs roughly 8000 years ago and the goodness of honey has been known and used in food and as medicine for at least 4000 years. Honey is loaded with powerful antioxi- dants with antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It is not just to spread on bread toasts in the morning breakfast. Apart from its nutritive food val- ue, honey is extensive- ly used for its medici- nal properties in alter- native medicine. Stud- ies about honey have revealed that honey has powerful anti-bac- terial activity on a wide span of bacteria. The low water content and the osmotic prop- erty make honey an excellent anti-bacteri- al natural product. H KRISHNA BORA B.Sc. (Microbiology) HEALTH BENEFITS OF HONEY Honey is known for various amazing benefits. It has been widely used in a variety of products from sweet confectioneries to cosmetics. SOME OFTHE BENEFITS OF HONEY ARE MENTIONED BELOW: SOURCE: https://www.medindia.net/patients/lifestyleandwellness/honey.htm Honey and Cinnamon: A Perfect Combination Honey and cinnamon have been curing many diseases and infections since ancient times. Traditional societies have mixed honey and cin- namon from time immemo- rial to cure people from common cold, sore throat and skin infections. This practice is still followed by alternative medicine practi- tioners who use it to cure infertility in men and wom- en. The combination of honey and cinnamon cures arthritis pain, cholesterol, hair fall and gastric prob- lems. It also clears stomach ulcers and helps digest the heaviest meals. The most common use of honey and cinnamon is to cure a cold and sore throat. Studies show that applying honey and cinnamon on your skin can cure pimples and acne. Honey and Immunity Honey is an excellent rem- edy for improving your im- munity against allergies and asthma. Honey con- tains floral flavonoids. When honey is ingested, it immediately increases the antioxidant levels within the cells of the body and de- creases the capillary per- meability and fragility. Honey has also shown anti- cancer and anti-tumor properties preventing the risks of cancer in humans. Research by students at the Xavier University in New Orleans showed a positive result of local honey and its allergy curing properties. The results say that honey acts as a vaccine for those who are allergic to pollen grains. Honey contains the same kind of pollen grains that cause this allergy. By consuming honey, we make the body accustomed to these pollen grains de- crease the chance of the im- mune response to them like the release of histamines. Local honey is said to be the best kind against allergies. Honey and Stamina Honey helps build stamina in athletes. When athletes take honey drinks before and after important athletic events, it replaces all the carbohydrates and minerals spent during the workout or in extreme conditions. While we are g o i n g through work- outs, our body sweats and we lose minerals. Honey contains a g o o d amount of all the important m i n e r - als and replaces them in the body . It is like an energy drink for the sports- men and athletes and helps them in muscle building. Honey and Weight Loss Honey is a natural sweet- ener that contains 22 amino acids including a variety of minerals, which are impor- tant for metabolism and therefore helpful in pre- venting obesity. Lemon juice with a little honey early morning is believed to be the effective anti-cellu- lite treatment. This is an effective remedy to speed up shedding pounds from your body. Again, honey and cinnamon is another powerful remedy for effec- tive weight loss. For people who love binge eating, hon- ey can be taken as an effec- tive remedy for digestion later on. Honey and Cosmetics Honey is widely used in many types of cosmetics like lip balm, face creams and shower gels. The rea- son behind this is because honey does not spoil due to its high sugar content. It has 50% more density than water. The osmotic proper- ty of honey attributes to its anti-bacterial property. Honey is a thick liquid that acts as a perfect skin and hair conditioner. It brings smoothness to the skin and hair. Hence, is used in cos- metics and shampoos. Honey and Antiseptic Properties Generally in hospitals, doctors prefer hydrogen peroxide to clean wounds so they heal quickly. The same chemical is present in honey in very good amounts. It is released by diluting honey in water or body fluids. When it is applied on the open wounds, especially burn wounds, the glucose pre- sent in honey dilutes gradually releasing hydro- gen peroxide and due to its viscous constituency, honey prevents wounds from sticking to the dress- ing and there are little or no scars after healing.

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