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New Delhi (PTI): A
new book, ‘The Hero of
Tiger Hill’, tells the in-
spiring story of Sube-
dar Major (Honorary
Captain) Yogendra Sin-
gh Yadav, the youngest
Param Vir Chakra
awardee -- India’s high-
est gallantry award -- at
the age of 19 for his ac-
tions in Kargil conflict.
The autobiography,
published by Srishti
Publishers, is the true
story of a brave soldier
who left no stone un-
turned and fought val-
iantly for the honour of
India. “The idea of writ-
ing the book came to my
mind over the last many
years when I was invit-
ed to some of the top col-
leges of India like IIT-
Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, IIM-
Ahmedabad and IIM-
Indore... I noticed that
my simple but honest
answers made a lot of
impact and would go on
to motivate these young
students,” Subedar Ma-
jor (Honorary Captain)
Yadav said. “I decided
then to write a book
capturing my journey.
My motive for writing
the book is to motivate
youngsters of India and
inculcate a sense of pat-
riotism,” he added.
On the night of July
3, 1999, Grenadier Yo-
gendra Singh Yadav, all
of 19 years old, was
given a crucial task
along with the Ghatak
Platoon of 18 Grena-
diers Regiment -- to cap-
ture the Tiger Hill.
He displayed the most
conspicuous courage
under extreme adverse
circumstances.
The Hero of Tiger Hill tells his story
AUTOBIOGRAPHY
SUBEDAR MAJOR YOGENDRA SINGH YADAV WON
THE PARAM VIR CHAKRA AT THE AGE OF 19
New Delhi: “Familial
relationships may take
the form of domestic,
unmarried partner-
ships or queer relation-
ships”, the Supreme
Court has observed,
while noting that an
‘’atypical” manifesta-
tion of a family unit is
as real as its traditional
counterpart and de-
serves protection under
the law.
The predominant un-
derstanding of the con-
cept of a “family” both
in the law and in society
is that ‘’it consists of a
single, unchanging unit
with a mother and a fa-
ther (who remain con-
stant over time) and
their children.
“This assumption ig-
nores both, the many
circumstances which
may lead to a change in
one’s familial struc-
ture, and the fact that
many families do not
conform to this expecta-
tion to begin with,” a
bench of Justices DY
Chandrachud and AS
Bopanna said.
The observations are
significant as activists
have been raising the is-
sue of recognising
LGBT marriages and
civil unions as well as
allowing live-in couples
to adopt after the apex
court decriminalised
homosexuality in 2018.
“The guardians and
caretakers (who occupy
the roles of the “moth-
er” and the “father”) of
children may change
with remarriage, adop-
tion, or fostering,’’ the
order said.
‘Atypical’ familial relationships
deserve protection of law: SC
Justice DY Chandrachud
Familial rela-
tionships may
take the form of
domestic, unmarried or
queer relationships.
—Justices DY Chandrachud
and AS Bopanna
‘THE PROBLEMS OF
KASHMIRI PEOPLE’
The book also claims
to take a brief but
insightful look into the
problems of Kash-
miri people and how the
Army is trying to tackle
it, keeping people’s
welfare in mind.
VHP MEET URGES
BLANKET BAN ON
CONVERSION
RSS MEET
CONCLUDES
IN NAGPUR
Prayagraj (ANI): The
meeting of the guide
board of Vishwa Hindu
Parishad (VHP), Kashi
province, was held
on Sunday here at
Alopi Bagh. The unity
of Hindu society was
emphasised in this
meeting and voice
raised for a complete
ban on conversion.
Nagpur (PTI): A two-
day state-level coordi-
nation meeting of the
office-bearers of the
organisations affiliated
to the Rashtriya Sway-
amsevak Sangh (RSS)
concluded here on Sun-
day. The meeting, held
at Smruti Mandir in
Reshimbag area of the
city, had begun on Sat-
urday. The presidents,
general secretaries, sec-
retaries and other top
office-bearers of the
state units of various
organisations, includ-
ing Bharatiya Kisan
Sangh and Bharatiya
Mazdoor Sangh, took
part in the coordination
meeting, sources said.
Some prominent BJP
leaders, including Dep-
uty CM Devendra Fad-
navis, cabinet ministers
Chandrakant Patil and
Sudhir Mungantiwar,
attended the meeting.
Varanasi (PTI): Two
persons were arrested
for duping people of Rs
300 crore on the pre-
text of doubling their
money, Varanasi Police
Commissioner A Satish
Ganesh said on Sunday
.
Arunesh Sita used to
dupe people by claim-
ing that he will double
their money in four
years, and had also
floated a company, he
said. On Saturday
night, Sita was arrested
by Varanasi Police from
Lucknow, while anoth-
er member of his gang
Balchand Chaurasia
was arrested from Bal-
lia. Cases have been reg-
istered against the ac-
cused in Bihar, Madhya
Pradesh, West Bengal,
Chhattisgarh and other
states in addition to
those lodged by the Eco-
nomic Offences Wing of
UP, Ganesh said.
The gang bought
land, hotels, restau-
rants and other prop-
erties with the Rs 300
crore.
‘Will double your
money’: `300 cr
con busted, 2 held
Nagpur DM R Vimla presents
the tricolour to Mohan Bhagwat
on Sunday.  —PHOTO BY ANI
BJP TOP BRASS IN GUJARAT
‘Indiawillbeadevelopednationby2047’
PM inaugurates India’s 1st earthquake memorial;
Launches and lays fndn for projects worth `5k cr
There were conspiracies to defame Gujarat 
stop investment: PM Modi takes a jibe at Oppn
First India Bureau
Bhuj: PM Narendra
Modi on Sunday said
there have been conspir-
acies to defame Gujarat
and stop investments in
his home state, but Gu-
jarat ignored them and
charted a new path of
progress. He was ad-
dressing people while
inaugurating laying,
foundation stone of de-
velopment works in
Bhuj. Modi said India
will be a developed na-
tion by 2047. “Smriti
Van Memorial is at par
with 9/11 memorial in
US  Hiroshima Memo-
rial in Japan,” he said.
After the 2001 Kutch earthquake, in the midst
of the destruction, I had spoken about the
redevelopment of Kutch and we worked hard for it.
In that hour of challenge, we had proclaimed that we will
turn disaster into an opportunity and we achieved it. Today,
you are witnessing the results.
 —Narendra Modi, Prime Minister
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates ‘Smriti Van Memorial’
for 2001 Bhuj earthquake victims, in Bhuj on Sunday.
SILENCE OF EVS IS BRINGING A NEW
SILENT REVOLUTION IN INDIA: MODI
PM Modi, on Sunday, said the increase in demand for
electric vehicles in India suggests that it is the begin-
ning of a silent revolution. Modi was speaking at a
programme organised at Mahatma Mandir convention
centre in Gandhinagar of Gujarat to mark the 40 years
of collaboration between Suzuki Motor Corporation and
Maruti. Modi said in COP-26, India announced that by
2030 it will obtain 50 per cent of its electrical capacity
from non-fossil sources,” he further added.
“PRESERVE YOUR OWN LANGUAGE. IT
IS MY REQUEST TO YOU...”: AMIT SHAH
Gandhinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday
urged students to preserve their mother tongue and said they
should make it a point to use it for conversation at home. He
also said that govt is now promoting education in engineering,
technical and medical courses in local languages. Shah
stressed this point while addressing students of NFSU at its
convocation ceremony.  FULL REPORT P5
ABOUT THE SMRITI VAN MEMORIAL
Smriti Van memorial celebrates the courage shown by
people during the devastating 2001 earthquake in the
Kutch region of Gujarat which took the lives of 13,000
people. The grand structure is spread over 470 acres on
Bhujiyo Hill. It informs about different kinds of disasters
and future readiness for any type of disaster. It has a
block to relive the experience of an earthquake with the
help of a 5D simulator and another block for people to
pay homage to lost souls.
	
z Kutch branch canal of
the Sardar Sarovar project
	
z The new automatic
milk processing  pack-
ing plant of Sarhad Dairy
	
z Regional Science
Centre at Bhuj
	
z Dr Babasaheb Ambed-
kar Convention Centre at
Gandhidham
	
z Veer Bal Smarak at
Anjar and Bhuj
	
z 2 substation at
Nakhatrana
THE NEW PROJECTS
PM Narendra Modi addresses the inauguration of the various
development projects in Kutch, Gujarat on Sunday. (R) Amit Shah
felicitating the students at the 1st convocation ceremony of
NFSU, in Gandhinagar on Sunday.  —PHOTOS BY ANI
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ELECTION FOR CONGRESS PREZ ON OCTOBER 17
New Delhi: Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Sunday decided that
the election for the Congress president post will be held on October 17, said
sources. The counting of the votes will be done on October 19. CWC meeting
took place virtually to discuss the final schedule for the elections. P5
Mumbai: Mukesh Ambani’s RIL, India’s biggest
business conglomerate in terms of market valuation
will hold its 45th Annual General Meeting (AGM)
on Monday. The RIL boss will address shareholders
through the VC and other audio-visual means.
BHARAT24
ASSESSMENT
BJP repeating
govt in Guj, HP
with thumping
majority
First India Bureau
New Delhi: BJP is repeating
govts in Gujarat and HP with
a thumping majority, as per
an assessment of Bharat24,
fastest growing Hindi news
channel. In both states, govts
will repeat on face of PM
Narendra Modi and strategy
of HM Amit
Shah. Even on
Sunday, a huge
crowd reached
events of Modi
 Shah in
Gujarat. In Guj,
BJP is expected to get 109
seats, Cong 68,  remaining
5 may go to independents
and other parties. This means
there is no chance for AAP in
Guj. However, commenting
on these possible results in
Guj, a political observer said,
“Guj has a general perception
of clean sweep of BJP with
130 to 135 seats.” Now, it
will only be clear on counting
day that which assessment
proves to be correct. In HP,
BJP is likely to get 45 seats,
Cong 21 seats, Independents
and other parties may get 3
seats. Assembly polls may be
held in Nov-Dec. Himachal is
home state of BJP nat’l prez
JP Nadda  Union Minister
Anurag Thakur. PM Modi
himself was also in-charge of
Himachal for a long time.
ASIA CUP IN
DUBAI: INDIA
BEAT PAK BY
FIVE WICKETS
Dubai: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya led an
impressive performance from India as they bowled out
Pakistan for 147 in their Asia Cup 2022 opener. Pakistan
continued to lose wickets regularly as India pacers
dominated them throughout innings.  More on P5
NOIDA TWIN TOWERS DEMOLISHED
9 years to 9 seconds
Moni Sharma
New Delhi: The illegal
Supertech Twin Towers
in UP’s Noida were de-
molished on Sunday
and fell like a pack of
cards, bringing to close
a nine-year-long legal
battle. The nearly
100-metre-high towers.
higher than Delhi’s
iconic monument Qu-
tub Minar fell like a
pack of cards within 9
seconds, courtesy 3,700
kg of ex plosives that
was infused in the
buildings. Over 5,000
residents of the nearby
societies had evacuated
their flats for the demo-
lition on Sunday
.  P2P3
A combination of pictures shows Twin Tower before and after its
demolition, in Noida on Sunday. —PHOTOS BY SHAZID CHAUHAN
Our overall loss is
around `500 crore,
taking into account
the amount we have spent on
land and construction cost,
charges paid
for approvals,
interest paid
to banks over
years and
12% interest
paid back
to buyers of these towers,
among other costs.
—RK Arora,
Supertech Chairman
Broadly, no damage to
nearby housing societies.
Only some bit of debris has
come towards the road. We
will get a better idea of the
situation in some time.
 —Ritu Maheshwari,
CEO, Noida Authority
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THE TALLER THEY ARE...
New Delhi (PTI): Real-
ty firm Supertech Ltd
said it has incurred a
loss of about Rs 500
crore, including con-
struction and interest
costs, because of the
demolition of its twin
towers, the company’s
Chairman R K Arora
said on Sunday
.
The cost of the demo-
lition itself is estimated
at about Rs 20 crore.
“Our overall loss is
around Rs 500 crore, tak-
ing into account the
amountwehavespenton
land and construction
cost, the charges paid to
authorities for various
approvals, interest paid
to banks over the years
and the 12 per cent inter-
estpaidbacktobuyersof
these two towers, among
other costs,” Arora said.
“Weconstructedthese
towersaspertheplanap-
proved by the Noida de-
velopmentauthority
,”he
added. Asked about the
demolition cost, Arora
said Supertech is paying
Rs 17.5 crore to Edifice
Engineering, which was
tasked with safely pull-
ing down the structures,
including the premium
amountforaRs100-crore
insurance cover. In addi-
tion, there are several
other costs associated
with the demolition.
Edifice had roped in
South African experts
Jet Demolitions for the
project. On the other
hand,homebuyers’body
FPCE President Abhay
Upadhyay termed the
demolition of the twin
towers as a huge victory
for flat owners and said
it has demolished the
“ego of builders and de-
velopment authorities”.
Realtors’ apex body
CREDAI (National)
President Harsh Vard-
han Patodia said that
“we stand by the au-
thorities and Supreme
Court in this decision”.
HUNDREDS CHEER, CLAP AS ‘TOWERS
FALL LIKE A STACK OF MATCHBOXES’
New Delhi (PTI): Hun-
dreds gathered near a
ground in Noida to wit-
ness the once-in-a-life-
time spectacle of demo-
lition of the 100-metres-
tall Supertech twin tow-
ers, and cheered and
clapped as the sky-
scrapers came down.
Ahead of the demoli-
tion, authorities had
created an ‘exclusion
zone’ in a radius of up
to 500 metres around
the twin towers where
no human or animal
was allowed except for
the team of Indian and
foreign blasters en-
gaged in the demoli-
tion. There was heavy
police deployment in
the area to stop people
from entering the bar-
ricaded area. People
from Noida and neigh-
bouring Delhi gathered
near the Jaypee flyover
ground to witness the
marvel of modern-day
engineering. Many
came hours before the
2:30 pm implosion to
find a spot that would
ensure a good view. “It
felt like structures of
corruption were com-
ing down,” remarked
Purshotam Mishra (42)
as the Supertech twin
towers disappeared
into plumes of smoke
and dust. “It was in-
credible. We waited 2
hours to witness this. It
sends out a strong mes-
sage to strong people,”
Mishra said. “The tow-
ers fell like a stack of
matchboxes.
Ashish Suman, who
came from Delhi’s Ut-
tam Nagar to witness
the demolition, said, “It
was worth it.”
WATCHED FROM THE GROUND,TV AND TWITTER
Noida (PTI): As Su-
pertech’s twin towers
in Noida were reduced
to rubble, Twitter also
exploded with hilari-
ous memes and dark
humour. While some
users tweeted that the
“Tower of Corrup-
tion” was grounded, a
few others said the me-
dia’s ground coverage
of the unprecedented
event was “as if ISRO
is sending Gaganyaan
to moon”. Hundreds of
cameras were placed
at various vantage
points in the nearby
areas, including those
brought by crew mem-
bers of a large number
of media houses.
The giant ball of
smoke that was raised
after the demolition
left many people wit-
nessing it on the
ground and on TV sets
in awe, as the billowing
smoke filled the sky-
line and the screen.
On the ground,
many people stood at a
safe distance to “enjoy
the sight of demoli-
tion” withe balloon-
sellers and street ven-
dors, selling food stuff,
adding a layer of fes-
tivity to the environ-
ment with some even
termed it as a “Su-
pertech Sunday”.
Grandson’s wish brings kin from Agra
Vishu Adhana
Noida: Riyaz and his
wife have travelled 200
km from Agra in the
heat to fulfil their five-
year-old grandson’s
wish of witnessing the
‘historic’ demolition of
Supertech twin towers
in Noida on Sunday
.
His grandson saw a
video on Facebook
about the demolition
and had been pressing
his family ever since to
take him to watch the
court-mandated demo-
lition. Riyaz was among
many other people who
travelled to Noida from
far-flung areas to watch
the demolition.  —PTI
TEEN COMES WITHOUT INFORMING FAMILY
Akshay Mishra (18), a resident of Uttar Pradesh
arrived in Noida without telling his family that he is
going to watch the demolition. He travelled 4 hours
in the bus and came directly to the spot. “My family
is calling me constantly. I am not taking their calls.
I wanted to see it in person. TV par kya maja,”
Mishra said. He too was stopped by police a few
hundred metres before the demolition zone.
What a
waste of
time and
resources! Wish
the whole mess
was handled
properly!
—Prerna
Good job
done by the
ones who
saved stray dogs,
who do not know
anything about
the demolition.
—Heenu Sharma
Hope it
didn’t af-
fect any-
one’s health and
went according to
the plan of the
authorities.
—Akshat S
New Delhi (PTI): 3 peo-
ple, including a woman,
were held for allegedly
cheating more than 100
people on the pretext of
providing them ‘work
from home’ jobs, police
said on Sunday
.
Accused identified as
Rahul Singh (27), Sand-
hya (21) and Rohit Ku-
mar Dubey (28), used to
cheat job seekers for
they found them an
easy target. They used
to commit crime so as to
earn easy money to live
a lavish lifestyle, they
said. Police said they
cheated people on the
pretext of providing
work from home’ jobs
offering handsome sal-
ary through quiker.com
posts. They demanded
money from unem-
ployed people as part of
registration and inter-
view fees and vanished
afterwards, police said.
The matter came to
light after a complaint
was received at Ashok
Vihar, alleging that she
had registered herself at
Quiker.com for work
from home’ job. As per
police, on June 18, she
received a call from one
unknown number that
her CV is selected for job
forworkfromhome’.She
communicated with the
alleged through What-
sapp who asked her to
pay Rs. 2,500 as registra-
tion fee which she paid
instantly
. The next day,
complainant received
the call and alleged
asked her to pay Rs.
4,500 before interview
which would be refund-
ed with first salary and
in case of non-selection,
this amount will be re-
funded within 24 hours.
Complainant trans-
ferred Rs. 4,500 to al-
leged. Alleged conduct-
ed her telephonic inter-
view after which the
complainant was fur-
ther asked to pay Rs.
15,000 as a part of salary
account and was as-
sured that this amount
will be refunded along
with previous amount,
but this time complain-
ant did not transfer the
amount and realised
that she has been cheat-
ed, police officials said.
EASY MONEY
‘Work from home jobs’: 3 held for duping 100 people
BSF SUB-INSPECTOR
SHOT AT BY FRIEND
New Delhi (PTI): A
Border Security Force
sub-inspector was alleg-
edly shot at by his friend
in a car in southwest
Delhi’s Najafgarh area,
police said on Sunday
.
The sub-inspector’s
friend, who was in an
“intoxicated” state has
been arrested, they said.
The victim -- Sandeep
Kumar, a resident of Go-
pal Nagar in Najafgarh,
was under treatment
and was unfit for state-
ment, police said, add-
ing that the sub-inspec-
tor was posted in
Jharkhand. The matter
came to light on Satur-
day when an informa-
tionregardingagunshot
injury was received at
Najafgarh police station
from Venkateshwara
Hospital, police said.
Deputy Commission-
er of Police (Dwarka) M
Harsha Vardhan said
the victim  his broth-
er-in-law Ankush, neph-
ew Ravi and one more
person named Sandeep
Sehwag driving around
in a car in Dwarka.
Fire brigade trucks on standby in Noida on Sunday.  —PHOTOS BY PTI Media personnel assemble on a flyover to document the
demolition. 
Photographers click pictures from a building rooftop.
 —REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE
Taller than the Qutub Minar (73 metres), the tallest structures ever to be demolished in India, the Superetch twin towers in Noida were blasted to rubble, within seconds, with a “controlled implosion” by a South African specialist firm on Sunday afternoon. —PHOTOS BY PTI
Police stop onlookers who gathered to witness the demolition in
Noida on Sunday.  —PHOTO BY PTI
Riyaz and his family in Noida on Sunday.  —PHOTO BY PTI
n Over 3,700 kg of explosives were used to
bring the two towers down, resulting in a sea
of smoke and debris engulfing the area
n The demolition of the structures leaves
behind an estimated 35,000 cubic metres or
55,000 tonnes to 80,000 tonnes of debris
n More than 5000 residents were
evacuated before the demolition and it may
take as much as 3 months to clear the debris
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THE HARDER THEY FALL
Ahmed Nouman
New Delhi: Only one-
third of schools under
the Delhi government
are teaching science
subjects to students in
classes 11 and 12, a reply
to an RTI query has re-
vealed.
The Aam Aadmi Par-
ty (AAP) that had in its
2015 Delhi Assembly
election manifesto
promised to build 500
new schools in the city
has opened just 63 new
schools between Febru-
ary 2015 and May 2022,
according to the RTI.
The Education Depart-
ment of the Delhi gov-
ernment gave the infor-
mation in response to
an application filed un-
der the Right To Infor-
mation (RTI) Act on
behalf of PTI.
The RTI sought infor-
mation on the number
of Delhi government
schoolsteachingscience
and commerce su bjects
in classes 11 and 12 as
well as the number of
new schools opened by
the govt between Febru-
ary 2015 and May 2022 in
the city
. While the infor-
mation related to 326
schools was obtained
through the RTI applica-
tion, the data of other
schools was collected
from the website of the
Directorate of Educa-
tion. A total of 838 high-
er secondary schools
have data available, out
of which only 279
schools teach science
subjects and 674 schools
offer commerce subjects
to students of classes 11
and 12. That is, about 66
per cent of the govern-
ment schools in the city
donotteachsciencesub-
jectswhileabout19pcdo
notteachcommercesub-
jects in the two classes.
DELHI SCHOOLS
Two-thirds of Delhi govt schools not teaching science in classes 11-12: RTI
WIND
DIRECTION
CHANGES
AHEAD OF
DEMOLITION
Noida (PTI): The
wind direction
around the Su-
pertech twin tow-
ers here on Sunday
changed towards
east ahead of their
demolition, which
will make dust
particles drift
towards Greater
Noida and Bu-
landshahr instead
of Delhi, officials
said. For the last
one week, the
direction of the
wind was towards
the west but the
change was sud-
den, Regional Of-
ficer, Uttar Pradesh
Pollution Control
Board, Praveen
Kumar said on
Sunday.
NGOs shift 40 stray dogs
Aparna Bose
New Delhi: At least 40
stray dogs living in and
around the Supertech
twin towers in Noida
have been shifted tem-
porarily to shelters run
by NGOs ahead of the
court-mandated implo-
sion of the buildings on
Sunday
.
An NGO also request-
ed authorities to con-
ductadummyexplosion
or a false firing just be-
fore the twin towers are
razed in order to save
the birds in the area.
Several NGOs, includ-
ing House of Stray Ani-
mals, Friendicoes, Soci-
ety for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals
(SPCA) and Happy Tails
foundation have pitched
in to accommodate the
stray dogs temporarily
.
Founder of House of
Stray Animals, Sanjay
Mohapatra, who has
been working to evacu-
ate the stray animals
from the area around
the twin tower said they
have requested authori-
ties to carry out a dum-
my explosion in order to
save the birds in the
area from the blast.
“We are planning and
working since August 8
to save these stray ani-
mals from the impacts
of demolition. We also
requested the authori-
ties concerned to make
two or three false firing
or dummy explosions
first so that the birds do
not get affected due to
the blasts,” Mohapatra
said.  —PTI
New Delhi (PTI): Doc-
tors said that people liv-
ing nearby, especially
thosesufferingfromres-
piratory diseases,
should take extra care
and avoid the area for a
few days if possible.
They said that most
dust particles are 5 mi-
crons or less and can
remain suspended in
the air for a few days in
the absence of condi-
tions like strong winds
and rain.
Massive dust pollu-
tion can lead to itching
in the eyes, nose and
skin; coughing, sneez-
ing, breathing difficulty
,
lung infection, nasal
congestion, asthmatic
attacks and aggravate
heart problems, they
said.
Dr Jugal Kishore,
head of Community
Medicine department at
theSafdarjungHospital,
said, “The dust particles
will remain suspended
for quite some time in
case of low wind speed.
People suffering from
respiratory problems --
chronic obstructive pul-
monary disease, asthma
and bronchitis -- should
avoid the area, if possi-
ble.” “They should limit
exposure to the affected
areaforatleast48hours.
Others living in and
around the area should
avoid exercises for a few
days,” he said.
Dr Yudhyavir Singh,
Assistant Professor,
Critical Care, AIIMS,
said, “Particulate mat-
ter of size smaller than
2.5 microns will be a
problem. This is likely
to increase episodes of
coughing, sneezing,
asthmatic attacks, lung
infection, nasal conges-
tion, breathing difficul-
ty
. Viruses may also pig-
gybackthefineparticles
and increase infection
rate, as it’s the flu sea-
son.”
“People should take
precaution and keep a
buffer stock of medi-
cines. Use N-95 masks
and eyeglasses till pol-
lutants dissipate. Wear
full-sleeve clothes and
avoidmorningwalksfor
a few days. Consult doc-
tors if problems wors-
en,” he said.
‘People with respiratory
issues should avoid area’
All nearby buildings safe, declare officials
Aparna Bose  Vishu Adhana
New Delhi: As a series
of controlled explo-
sions reduced the
100-metre tall twin tow-
ers in Noida to a pile of
rubble, residents
heaved a sigh of relief
after officials declared
that there appeared to
be no damage to the
buildings adjacent to
the structures.
Shortly after the
court-mandated demo-
lition of the buildings,
officials declared that
there appeared to be no
damage to the buildings
adjacent to the Su-
pertech twin towers but
said a more detailed au-
dit is underway
. Sarita,
a resident of Emerald
court, shifted to Delhi
temporarily on Satur-
day night ahead of the
demolition. “I moved to
Delhi for the demolition
and we will return on
Sunday night. Prima fa-
cie, it appears that
there’s no damage to
our buildings. We have
been told that the au-
thorities will check the
area first and then, let
us in,” Sarita said. —PTI
A municipal worker sprays water in a neighbourhood to curb dust pollution on Sunday. —PHOTO BY PTI
MANY ILLS
Volunteers carry stary dogs to safety in Noida on Sunday.
ALL NORMAL
BY 6.30 PM:
NOIDA CEO
	
z Adjoining build-
ings of Emerald
Court and ATS Vil-
lage are expected to
get safety clearance
soon for residents
to return home by
6.30 pm, Noida
Authority CEO Ritu
Maheshwari said.
	
z “The blast
has largely been
successful. Teams
of Edifice, CBRI
(Central Building
Research Institute),
Jet Demolitions
making a physical
inspection of the
site to see if any
leftover explosives
are there,” Mahesh-
wari told reporters.
	
z The demolition
waste is largely
within the site.
Some debris spilled
over to the road,
while a little went
towards the ATS
Village wall also,
she said.
	
z “The plumes of
dust, as seen by all
of us, dissipated
immediately. All
our anti-smog guns,
mechanical sweep-
ing machines,
water tankers and
sprinklers were
pressed into service
immediately,” the
IAS officer said.
	
z Cooking gas and
power supply will
resume shortly and
residents of Emerald
Court and ATS Village
will be allowed to
move back after 6.30
pm, Maheshwari said.
HIMANTA, KEJRIWAL CONTINUE TO TRADE BARBS
Guwahati (PTI): In
a fresh salvo at his
Delhi counterpart Arvind
Kejriwal, Assam Chief
Minister Himanta Biswa
Sarma on Sunday
claimed that the AAP
chief was “comparing
the national capital with
smaller cities” after fail-
ing to fulfil his promise
of giving the place a
London- or Paris-like
makeover.
Kejriwal also took a dig
at Sarma on Sunday,
saying that if schools in
the northeastern state
were “not good”, then
“we can together fix
them”.
An NGO also requested authorities to conduct a
dummy explosion or a false firing just before the
twin towers are razed, in order to save birds
Officials said that there appeared to be no damage
to the buildings adjacent to the Supertech twin
towers but said a more detailed audit is underway
Nearby buildings covered to protect from the impact of dust and debris, on Sunday. —PHOTO BY PTI
Pulverised concrete dust billows up in a massive cloud as the
twin towers are razed to rubble on Sunday.  —PHOTO BY PTI
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PERSPECTIVE
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Jagat Prakash Nadda
@JPNadda
On the auspicious occasion of the
Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Granth Sahib
Ji, we recall the teachings  vision of
a compassionate and inclusive society
that the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
teaches us. My greetings to everyone 
all our Sikh brothers and sisters on this
special day.
Dharmendra Pradhan
@dpradhanbjp
2023 is going to be a very special
year. The UNGA has endorsed
India’s proposal to observe 2023 as
International Year of Millets. Given
the benefits of super foods like millets
and being a large producer, it is our
responsibility to make the Millet Year a
resounding success.
SPIRITUAL SPEAK
God promises to make
something good out of the
storms that bring
devastation to your life.
—Bible
IN-DEPTH
KEJRIWAL’S OWN
AMBITIONS ARE
PROMPTING HIM
TO TAKE ON BJP
he Aam Aadmi Party
is not holding its
punches against the
BJP. At a special as-
semblysessioncalled
a few days back to prove his
strength Delhi Chief Minister
Arvind Kejriwal alleged that the
BJP wants to topple his govern-
ment by buying out his AAP leg-
islators. He alleged that the BJP
had set aside Rs 800 crore to buy
his 40 MLAs, offering them Rs 20
crore each. Calling BJP a “serial
killer” , Kejriwal cited the exam-
ples of Maharashtra and Goa
where elected governments
were brought down by the BJP
and said that the same pattern
was being followed in Delhi
when CBI raided Deputy Chief
Minister Manish Sisodia’s
premises.
Kejriwal also put his national
ambition on the table when he
directlyattackedPrimeMinister
Narendra Modi. He said that the
raid on Sisodia was not part of
the fight against corruption but
was “to satisfy one man’s lust for
power”. Can Arvind Kejriwal
hide his own lust for power?
TOP TWEETS
T
umber nine
proved to be a
cursed digit for
Supertech devel-
opers whose twin
towers in Noida were razed in
nine seconds on Sunday
. The
over 100 feet towers with 40
floorseachwerebuiltinviola-
tion of building construction
laws with the alleged conniv-
anceof someNOIDAofficials.
The gap between the two tow-
ers was only 16 metres.
It took nine years for the
Residents’ Welfare Associa-
tion (RWA) to win the legal
battle against the developers
after they filed a case in the
AllahabadHighCourtin2012.
After the high court ordered
demolition of the twin towers
in 2014, the developer sought
relief from the Supreme
Court which upheld the dem-
olition order in 2021 and also
ordered for buyers’ money to
be refunded with interest.
The demolition of the tall
structures, India’s first, was
a sight to watch. Carried out
with complete technical effi-
ciency, it met all safety pa-
rameters. Even the dust
clouds that arose from the
site did not disturb the air
quality level. Nor did the im-
plosion cause much collater-
al damage.
At the root of the problem,
however, was corruption
along with the alleged com-
plicity of NOIDA officials.
Theconnivancebetweenoffic-
ers and engineers of various
development authorities has
allowed scores of illegal con-
structions to come up in state
after state. To avoid such oc-
currences in future, stricter
monitoring of the staff at de-
velopment authorities is re-
quired and as punishment to
them and the developers all
illegal constructions should
be demolished. Strict preven-
tive measures are needed as
notallbuyerscanfightsodog-
gedly to save their hard-
earned money
.
RAZING OF TOWERS, VICTORY OF BUYERS
The over 100 feet towers
with 40 floors each were
built in violation of
building construction
laws with the alleged
connivance of some
NOIDA officials. The gap
between the two towers
was only 16 metres
N
Why commodity prices are
likely to fall further?
ambridge – Big movements in
the prices of oil, minerals,
and agricultural commodi-
ties have been among the
most salient economic devel-
opments of the past couple of
years. The sharp rise in com-
modity prices for much of
this period was virtually im-
possible to miss. A barrel of
Brent crude that sold for $20
in April 2020, during the first
wave of the COVID-19 pan-
demic, fetched a peak of $122
in March 2022, just after Rus-
sia invaded Ukraine.
Oil was not the only com-
modity to experience a price
surge. The price of copper
doubled; wheat more than
doubled; and global indices of
commodity prices almost tri-
pled from April 2020 to March
2022. And these increases are
in dollar terms; prices in eu-
ros,yen,won,orothercurren-
cies rose even more.
Lesswidelynoted,however,
is that the prices of many
commodities fell this sum-
mer. The price of oil de-
creasedbyabout30%between
early June and mid-August.
The politically sensitive price
of gasoline in the United
States fell by 20% over the
same period, from $5 per gal-
lon to $4 per gallon. The over-
all index fell 12%.
Is this dip in commodity
prices just temporary? Or is it
a sign that prices have peaked
and can be expected to decline
further?
Commodity prices are
highly correlated. One reason
is direct microeconomic link-
ages. When the price of oil
rises, wheat producers’ costs
increase (because harvesting
equipment runs on diesel and
fertilizer is made from natu-
ral gas), which puts upward
pressure on grain prices.
Moreover, as the US Feder-
al Reserve and other central
banks tighten monetary poli-
cy
, real interest rates are like-
ly to rise. This will probably
pushdowncommodityprices,
and not just because high real
interest rates make a reces-
sion more likely
. The level of
realinterestratesaffectscom-
modity prices independently
of GDP, both in theory and
empirically
.
The theory of the relation-
ship between real interest
ratesandcommoditypricesis
long-established. The sim-
plest intuition behind the re-
lationship is that the interest
rate is a “cost of carrying”
inventories. An increase in
the interest rate reduces
firms’ demand for holding in-
ventories and therefore low-
ers the commodity price.
Three other mechanisms
operate, in addition to inven-
tories. First, for an exhausti-
ble resource, a rise in the in-
terest rate increases the in-
centive to extract today and
thus expand the available
supply
. Second, for “financial-
ized” commodities, an in-
crease in the interest rate en-
courages institutional inves-
tors to shift out of the com-
modities asset class and into
Treasury bills. Lastly, for a
commodity that is interna-
tionally traded, an increase in
the domestic real interest rate
causes a real appreciation of
the domestic currency
, which
works to lower the domestic-
currency price of the com-
modity
.
Econometric analyses have
demonstrated the statistical
relationship between real in-
terest rates and commodity
prices. These include simple
correlations; regressions that
control for other important
determinants, such as GDP
and inventories in a “carry
trade” model; and high-fre-
quency event studies that are
much less sensitive to the
econometric problems of the
regressions.
Two episodes illustrate
that the effect of real interest
rates on commodity prices
operates independently of
the GDP effect. Neither the
spike in dollar commodity
prices in the first half of 2008
nor the decline in 2014-15 can
be explained by fluctuations
in economic activity. They
can instead be interpreted as
the result, respectively, of
loose US monetary policy
(quantitative easing) and a
tightening of US monetary
policy with the end of QE.
 SOURCE: PROJECT SYNDICATE
C
JEFFREY FRANKEL
The writer is Professor of Capital Formation and
Growth at Harvard University, previously served
as a member of President Bill Clinton’s Council of
Economic Advisers. He is a research associate at
the US National Bureau of Economic Research
Real interest rates appear
to be on a firm upward
trend, because nominal
interest rates will rise, and
inflation will fall. Together
with decelerating global
growth, that could mean
that the recent decline
in real prices of oil,
minerals, and agricultural
products will persist
Real interest rates appear to be on a firm upward trend,
because nominal interest rates will rise and inflation
will fall. Together with decelerating global growth, that
could mean that the recent decline in the real prices of
oil, minerals, and agricultural products will persist
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MANN KI BAAT
PM Modi urges citizens to watch
serial ‘Swaraj’ on freedom struggle
New Delhi (ANI):
Prime Minister Naren-
draModi,whileaddress-
ing the 92nd episode of
hismonthlyprogramme
‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sun-
day
, urged the citizens to
watchtheserial‘Swaraj’
and also suggested to
students to compose a
special programme at
their institutions.
The Prime Minister
said that this will give
rise to a new awakening
about the great heroes
who took part in the
freedom struggle. “I got
an opportunity to go to
a premiere of Swaraj.
This is a great initiative
to acquaint the younger
generation of the coun-
try with the efforts of
unsung heroes and her-
oines who took part in
the freedom movement.
It is telecast every Sun-
day at 9 pm on Doordar-
shan,” PM Modi said.
PM GREETS PEOPLE ON 418
YEARS OF PARKASH PURAB
OF GURU GRANTH SAHIB
New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi on Sun-
day extended greetings on the occasion
of the 418 years of Parkash Purab of
Shri Guru Granth Sahib. He took to Twit-
ter to extend his greetings on the auspi-
cious occasion of the Parkash Purab.
‘FIGHT AGAINST
MALNUTRITION’
‘WILL EXCEL IN
ENERGY SECTOR’
New Delhi: PM Modi
urged people to make ef-
forts to remove malnutri-
tion stressing that social
awareness was a crucial
aspect of this fight. In his
Mann Ki Baat broadcast,
Modi said the ‘Amrit
Dhara’ of ‘Amrit Mahot-
sav’ marking 75 years of
India’s independence was
flowing in all corners of
the country in this month.
Gandhinagar: Prime
Minister Narendra
Modi on Sunday said
that India has decided
to become self-reliant
in energy sector in
the next 25 years. At
a programme held to
mark 40 years of Suzuki
Motor Corporation in
India, Modi also hailed
the relationship between
India and Japan.
‘Willmakeforensicprobe
must for serious offences’
ASIA CUP IN DUBAI
Strong win for India against Pak
Gandhinagar: Home
Minister Amit Shah on
Sunday said the Centre
hassetatargetof taking
the conviction rate high-
er than even developed
countries and integrate
the criminal justice sys-
tem with forensic sci-
ence investigation.
The government
aims to make forensic
investigation “compul-
sory and legal” for of-
fences attracting pun-
ishment of more than
six years, Shah said ad-
dressing the graduating
students of the Nation-
al Forensic Sciences
University (NFSU),
Gandhinagar, at its first
convocation.
The government will
provideaforensicmobile
investigation facility in
eachdistrictof thecoun-
try and create a legal
structure to ensure that
independence and parti-
ality of the investigation
is maintained, he said.
“Under PM Narendra
Modi’s leadership, the
central government is
going to make changes
intheIndianPenalCode,
Criminal Procedure
Code and the Evidence
Act,becausenobodysaw
these laws from an Indi-
an perspective after in-
dependence, he said.
“Theselawsneedtobe
reframed from the per-
spective of independent
India. Therefore, we
have been consulting a
lot of people to change
the IPC, CrPC and the
Evidence Act,” he said
addressing the convoca-
tion as chief guest.
Amit Shah being felicitated at
the ceremony of the foundation
stone of beautification work
at Vadsar Pound in Vadsar,
Gandhinagar, on Sunday.
(Right): Amit Shah at the
1st convocation ceremony
of NFSU, in Gandhinagar on
Sunday.  —PHOTO BY ANI
BJP National President JP Nadda, Tripura CM Manik Saha, State BJP President Rajib Bhattacharya
and Union Minister Pratima Bhowmik listened to PM Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat, in Agartala on Sunday.
Jharkhand crisis: CM Soren
meets Cong incharge Pande
Himachal Pradesh govt counters AAP: Offers
125 units of free electricity to 14 lakh voters
Shimla (ANI): Mount-
ing a strong counter-at-
tack on the Aam Aadmi
Party’s election sop of
free electricity the BJP-
led Himachal Pradesh
govt has promised 125
units of free electricity
per month to over 14
lakh voters of the State.
CM Jai Ram Thakur
while presiding over
the function organized
by the Himachal
Pradesh State Electric-
ity Board Ltd. to launch
the Scheme, ‘125 Units
of Free Electricity’ to
the consumers of the
State held at the Paddal
ground at Mandi on
Sunday said, “The state
government has taken
many such welfare deci-
sions during the tenure
of the present govern-
ment to ensure direct
benefits to the common
people.” The CM said
that the state govern-
ment recently took a
decision that 125 units
of free power would be
provided to the people
of the State which has
benefitted over 14 lakh
electricity consumers
of the State as they
were now getting zero
electricity bills.
Ranchi (ANI): Amid
the political mayhem in
Jharkhand, CM He-
mant Soren on Sunday
called on state Congress
in-charge Avinash Pan-
de to discuss the next
course of action.
The meeting between
the two leaders took
place at the state Guest
House and lasted for an
hour. Asked about the
delayinGovernor’sdeci-
sion over the CM’s post,
Soren said, “It is Gover-
nor Ramesh Bais who
can answer this better.”
Jharkhand Congress
chief Rajesh Thakur
said, “Both discussed
about the state political
situation and the cloud
of uncertainty
.”
CRUCIAL READ
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren chairs a meeting of the
United Progressive Alliance legislators, in Ranchi.  —FILE PHOTO
JHARKHAND MINISTER DARES CENTRE TO
IMPOSE PRESIDENT RULE IN THE STATE
Ranchi (ANI): Amid the political turmoil in Jharkhand,
state minister and Congress leader Banna Gupta on
Sunday dared the BJP-led Centre to impose Article 365 of
the Constitution in the state. He said, “It is a preplanned
conspiracy to destabilise the Jharkhand government.
We want to know from the Governor that if the Election
Commission has sent something, then it should be made
public. ED has raided for months but nothing was found.”
Yediyurappa again No. 1
BJP leader in Karnataka
JP Nadda chairs Tripura
BJP meeting in Agartala
Phogat case: One more
drug peddler arrested
Bengaluru: As Karna-
taka goes to state elec-
tions next year, a series
of meetings former Kar-
nataka CM BS Yedi-
yurappa held in Delhi
with top BJP leaders,
including PM Modi,
Home Minister Amit
Shah, BJP president JP
Nadda and others this
week, indicate sthat
Yediyurappa has again
become number 1 leader
for BJP in the southern
state. For Yediyurappa,
thisvisitisaboutflexing
muscle and emerging as
numero uno within the
party once again; post
his resignation in July
lastyear,hewasincreas-
ingly becoming irrele-
vant within the party
.
Agartala (ANI):
Bharatiya Janata Party
(BJP) president JP Na-
dda who is on a visit to
Tripura chaired the
state office bearers
meeting in Agartala on
Sunday
.
Tripura Chief Minis-
ter Manik Saha was
also present in the
meeting held at State
Guest House, Agartala.
Nadda who is on a
two-day visit to Tripura
arrived at Agartala on
Sunday morning. He
was recieved by Chief
Minister Manik Saha
and other BJP state
leaders and party work-
ers at Maharaja Bir
Bikram Airport.
Panaji (PTI): The Goa
Police have arrested one
more drug peddler in
connectionwiththecase
of alleged murder of
BJP leader Sonali Pho-
gat, an official said on
Sunday
. With this, five
people have so far been
arrested in the case.
Phogat (43), a former
Tik Tok star and con-
testant on the reality
TV show “Big Boss”,
was brought dead to a
hospital August 23, a
day after arrival in Goa.
On Saturday night,
the Anjuna police in
NorthGoaarresteddrug
peddler Rama alias
RamadasMandrekarfor
allegedly supplying
drugstoanotherpeddler
Dattaprasad Gaonkar,
who is already in custo-
dy in connection with
thecase,theofficialsaid.
6 killed as tanker
hits into tractor-
trolley in Bareilly
Bareilly (PTI): At least
sixpeople,includingtwo
children, were killed
and 24 others injured
when a tractor-trolley in
which they were travel-
ling was hit by a tanker
here on Sunday
. The ac-
cident occurred at Kich-
ha-Khatima road near
Sirsa outpost in the Ba-
hedi area. A tractor-
trolley carrying 35 peo-
ple was going to Uttam
Nagar gurdwara from
Uttrakhand.
BS Yediyurappa with PM Narendra Modi.  —FILE PHOTO
WILD ELEPHANT
WREAKS HAVOC IN
ASSAM’S TEZPUR
5 INMATES ESCAPE
FROM JUVENILE
HOME IN REWA
ICG HOLDS 10TH
NAT’L MARITIME
EXERCISE SAREX
Tezpur: A wild elephant
from the Kaziranga Na-
tional Park wreaked havoc
in Tezpur city of Assam’s
Sonitpur district, damag-
ing scores of vehicles and
other properties, officials
said on Sunday. The
elephant swam across the
mighty Brahmaputra river
and entered Tezpur city
on Saturday night, they
said. The officials said the
tusker crossed the Brah-
maputra from the southern
bank and entered Tezpur
on the northern banks.
Rewa: 5 inmates escaped
from a juvenile home
by breaking a window
at the facility in Madhya
Pradesh’s Rewa district
on Sunday, police said. In
the early hours of the day,
five inmates who were
brought here some days
back broke the window
of the kitchen and fled,
police said.
Chennai: The ICG on
Sunday held 10th National
Maritime Search and Res-
cue Exercise SAREX-22
off Chennai coast. A total
of 24 observers from 16
foreign nations took part
in it. The theme of the
10th edition is ‘Capacity
Building Towards Marine
Passenger Safety.’
Narendra Modi @narendramodi
Today, on the auspicious occa-
sion of the Parkash Purab of Sri
Guru Granth Sahib Ji my greet-
ings to everyone, particularly the Sikh com-
munity. The holy teachings of the Sri Guru
Granth Sahib Ji give strength to millions and
make our society more just, inclusive and
compassionate.
The State has set a
target of harnessing
10,000 MW of addi-
tional power potential by the
year 2030, of which upto
2000 MW would be solar.
Jai Ram Thakur,
Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh
—PHOTO
BY
ANI
Panaji: Goa Chief Minister
Pramod Sawant on Sunday
said his government was
ready to hand over the probe
into the death of Haryana BJP
leader and actor Sonali Phogat
to the Central Bureau of Inves-
tigation (CBI), if necessary.
WILL HAND OVER THE
CASE TO CBI: GOA CM
Ravindra Jadeja plays a shot
during match between India and
Pakistan, in Dubai on Sunday.
Indian fans cheer for team India during the Asia Cup 2022
Group A match between India and Pakistan, at the Dubai
International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Sunday.
Hardik Pandya took three
crucial wickets in the middle
overs while Bhuvneshwar
Kumar snared four as India
bowled out Pakistan for 147
in their opening Asia Cup
match on Sunday. Pandya
ended with figures of 3/25 in
4 overs while opener
Mohammed Rizwan was the
top-scorer for Pakistan with
a sedate 43 off 42 balls.
Earlier, India won the toss
and elected to field.
Hardik Pandya celebrates after winning the Asia Cup match against Pakistan on Sunday.
Watched the exciting
match between India
and Pakistan of Asia
Cup being played in Dubai
(UAE) today with RCA officials
and encouraged Team India.
Vaibhav Gehlot
President, Raj Cricket Assn.
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  • 1. New Delhi (PTI): A new book, ‘The Hero of Tiger Hill’, tells the in- spiring story of Sube- dar Major (Honorary Captain) Yogendra Sin- gh Yadav, the youngest Param Vir Chakra awardee -- India’s high- est gallantry award -- at the age of 19 for his ac- tions in Kargil conflict. The autobiography, published by Srishti Publishers, is the true story of a brave soldier who left no stone un- turned and fought val- iantly for the honour of India. “The idea of writ- ing the book came to my mind over the last many years when I was invit- ed to some of the top col- leges of India like IIT- Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, IIM- Ahmedabad and IIM- Indore... I noticed that my simple but honest answers made a lot of impact and would go on to motivate these young students,” Subedar Ma- jor (Honorary Captain) Yadav said. “I decided then to write a book capturing my journey. My motive for writing the book is to motivate youngsters of India and inculcate a sense of pat- riotism,” he added. On the night of July 3, 1999, Grenadier Yo- gendra Singh Yadav, all of 19 years old, was given a crucial task along with the Ghatak Platoon of 18 Grena- diers Regiment -- to cap- ture the Tiger Hill. He displayed the most conspicuous courage under extreme adverse circumstances. The Hero of Tiger Hill tells his story AUTOBIOGRAPHY SUBEDAR MAJOR YOGENDRA SINGH YADAV WON THE PARAM VIR CHAKRA AT THE AGE OF 19 New Delhi: “Familial relationships may take the form of domestic, unmarried partner- ships or queer relation- ships”, the Supreme Court has observed, while noting that an ‘’atypical” manifesta- tion of a family unit is as real as its traditional counterpart and de- serves protection under the law. The predominant un- derstanding of the con- cept of a “family” both in the law and in society is that ‘’it consists of a single, unchanging unit with a mother and a fa- ther (who remain con- stant over time) and their children. “This assumption ig- nores both, the many circumstances which may lead to a change in one’s familial struc- ture, and the fact that many families do not conform to this expecta- tion to begin with,” a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna said. The observations are significant as activists have been raising the is- sue of recognising LGBT marriages and civil unions as well as allowing live-in couples to adopt after the apex court decriminalised homosexuality in 2018. “The guardians and caretakers (who occupy the roles of the “moth- er” and the “father”) of children may change with remarriage, adop- tion, or fostering,’’ the order said. ‘Atypical’ familial relationships deserve protection of law: SC Justice DY Chandrachud Familial rela- tionships may take the form of domestic, unmarried or queer relationships. —Justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna ‘THE PROBLEMS OF KASHMIRI PEOPLE’ The book also claims to take a brief but insightful look into the problems of Kash- miri people and how the Army is trying to tackle it, keeping people’s welfare in mind. VHP MEET URGES BLANKET BAN ON CONVERSION RSS MEET CONCLUDES IN NAGPUR Prayagraj (ANI): The meeting of the guide board of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Kashi province, was held on Sunday here at Alopi Bagh. The unity of Hindu society was emphasised in this meeting and voice raised for a complete ban on conversion. Nagpur (PTI): A two- day state-level coordi- nation meeting of the office-bearers of the organisations affiliated to the Rashtriya Sway- amsevak Sangh (RSS) concluded here on Sun- day. The meeting, held at Smruti Mandir in Reshimbag area of the city, had begun on Sat- urday. The presidents, general secretaries, sec- retaries and other top office-bearers of the state units of various organisations, includ- ing Bharatiya Kisan Sangh and Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, took part in the coordination meeting, sources said. Some prominent BJP leaders, including Dep- uty CM Devendra Fad- navis, cabinet ministers Chandrakant Patil and Sudhir Mungantiwar, attended the meeting. Varanasi (PTI): Two persons were arrested for duping people of Rs 300 crore on the pre- text of doubling their money, Varanasi Police Commissioner A Satish Ganesh said on Sunday . Arunesh Sita used to dupe people by claim- ing that he will double their money in four years, and had also floated a company, he said. On Saturday night, Sita was arrested by Varanasi Police from Lucknow, while anoth- er member of his gang Balchand Chaurasia was arrested from Bal- lia. Cases have been reg- istered against the ac- cused in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and other states in addition to those lodged by the Eco- nomic Offences Wing of UP, Ganesh said. The gang bought land, hotels, restau- rants and other prop- erties with the Rs 300 crore. ‘Will double your money’: `300 cr con busted, 2 held Nagpur DM R Vimla presents the tricolour to Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday. —PHOTO BY ANI BJP TOP BRASS IN GUJARAT ‘Indiawillbeadevelopednationby2047’ PM inaugurates India’s 1st earthquake memorial; Launches and lays fndn for projects worth `5k cr There were conspiracies to defame Gujarat stop investment: PM Modi takes a jibe at Oppn First India Bureau Bhuj: PM Narendra Modi on Sunday said there have been conspir- acies to defame Gujarat and stop investments in his home state, but Gu- jarat ignored them and charted a new path of progress. He was ad- dressing people while inaugurating laying, foundation stone of de- velopment works in Bhuj. Modi said India will be a developed na- tion by 2047. “Smriti Van Memorial is at par with 9/11 memorial in US Hiroshima Memo- rial in Japan,” he said. After the 2001 Kutch earthquake, in the midst of the destruction, I had spoken about the redevelopment of Kutch and we worked hard for it. In that hour of challenge, we had proclaimed that we will turn disaster into an opportunity and we achieved it. Today, you are witnessing the results. —Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates ‘Smriti Van Memorial’ for 2001 Bhuj earthquake victims, in Bhuj on Sunday. SILENCE OF EVS IS BRINGING A NEW SILENT REVOLUTION IN INDIA: MODI PM Modi, on Sunday, said the increase in demand for electric vehicles in India suggests that it is the begin- ning of a silent revolution. Modi was speaking at a programme organised at Mahatma Mandir convention centre in Gandhinagar of Gujarat to mark the 40 years of collaboration between Suzuki Motor Corporation and Maruti. Modi said in COP-26, India announced that by 2030 it will obtain 50 per cent of its electrical capacity from non-fossil sources,” he further added. “PRESERVE YOUR OWN LANGUAGE. IT IS MY REQUEST TO YOU...”: AMIT SHAH Gandhinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday urged students to preserve their mother tongue and said they should make it a point to use it for conversation at home. He also said that govt is now promoting education in engineering, technical and medical courses in local languages. Shah stressed this point while addressing students of NFSU at its convocation ceremony. FULL REPORT P5 ABOUT THE SMRITI VAN MEMORIAL Smriti Van memorial celebrates the courage shown by people during the devastating 2001 earthquake in the Kutch region of Gujarat which took the lives of 13,000 people. The grand structure is spread over 470 acres on Bhujiyo Hill. It informs about different kinds of disasters and future readiness for any type of disaster. It has a block to relive the experience of an earthquake with the help of a 5D simulator and another block for people to pay homage to lost souls. z Kutch branch canal of the Sardar Sarovar project z The new automatic milk processing pack- ing plant of Sarhad Dairy z Regional Science Centre at Bhuj z Dr Babasaheb Ambed- kar Convention Centre at Gandhidham z Veer Bal Smarak at Anjar and Bhuj z 2 substation at Nakhatrana THE NEW PROJECTS PM Narendra Modi addresses the inauguration of the various development projects in Kutch, Gujarat on Sunday. (R) Amit Shah felicitating the students at the 1st convocation ceremony of NFSU, in Gandhinagar on Sunday. —PHOTOS BY ANI www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epapers/delhi I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia NEW DELHI l MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2022 l Pages 12 l 3.00 RNI TITLE NO. DELENG/2021/19840 l Vol 1 l Issue No. 360 OUR EDITIONS: JAIPUR, NEW DELHI MUMBAI RELIANCE INDUSTRIES ANNUAL GENERAL MEET TODAY ELECTION FOR CONGRESS PREZ ON OCTOBER 17 New Delhi: Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Sunday decided that the election for the Congress president post will be held on October 17, said sources. The counting of the votes will be done on October 19. CWC meeting took place virtually to discuss the final schedule for the elections. P5 Mumbai: Mukesh Ambani’s RIL, India’s biggest business conglomerate in terms of market valuation will hold its 45th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday. The RIL boss will address shareholders through the VC and other audio-visual means. BHARAT24 ASSESSMENT BJP repeating govt in Guj, HP with thumping majority First India Bureau New Delhi: BJP is repeating govts in Gujarat and HP with a thumping majority, as per an assessment of Bharat24, fastest growing Hindi news channel. In both states, govts will repeat on face of PM Narendra Modi and strategy of HM Amit Shah. Even on Sunday, a huge crowd reached events of Modi Shah in Gujarat. In Guj, BJP is expected to get 109 seats, Cong 68, remaining 5 may go to independents and other parties. This means there is no chance for AAP in Guj. However, commenting on these possible results in Guj, a political observer said, “Guj has a general perception of clean sweep of BJP with 130 to 135 seats.” Now, it will only be clear on counting day that which assessment proves to be correct. In HP, BJP is likely to get 45 seats, Cong 21 seats, Independents and other parties may get 3 seats. Assembly polls may be held in Nov-Dec. Himachal is home state of BJP nat’l prez JP Nadda Union Minister Anurag Thakur. PM Modi himself was also in-charge of Himachal for a long time. ASIA CUP IN DUBAI: INDIA BEAT PAK BY FIVE WICKETS Dubai: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya led an impressive performance from India as they bowled out Pakistan for 147 in their Asia Cup 2022 opener. Pakistan continued to lose wickets regularly as India pacers dominated them throughout innings. More on P5 NOIDA TWIN TOWERS DEMOLISHED 9 years to 9 seconds Moni Sharma New Delhi: The illegal Supertech Twin Towers in UP’s Noida were de- molished on Sunday and fell like a pack of cards, bringing to close a nine-year-long legal battle. The nearly 100-metre-high towers. higher than Delhi’s iconic monument Qu- tub Minar fell like a pack of cards within 9 seconds, courtesy 3,700 kg of ex plosives that was infused in the buildings. Over 5,000 residents of the nearby societies had evacuated their flats for the demo- lition on Sunday . P2P3 A combination of pictures shows Twin Tower before and after its demolition, in Noida on Sunday. —PHOTOS BY SHAZID CHAUHAN Our overall loss is around `500 crore, taking into account the amount we have spent on land and construction cost, charges paid for approvals, interest paid to banks over years and 12% interest paid back to buyers of these towers, among other costs. —RK Arora, Supertech Chairman Broadly, no damage to nearby housing societies. Only some bit of debris has come towards the road. We will get a better idea of the situation in some time. —Ritu Maheshwari, CEO, Noida Authority
  • 2. CAPITOL NEW DELHI | MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2022 02 www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epapers/delhi I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia THE TALLER THEY ARE... New Delhi (PTI): Real- ty firm Supertech Ltd said it has incurred a loss of about Rs 500 crore, including con- struction and interest costs, because of the demolition of its twin towers, the company’s Chairman R K Arora said on Sunday . The cost of the demo- lition itself is estimated at about Rs 20 crore. “Our overall loss is around Rs 500 crore, tak- ing into account the amountwehavespenton land and construction cost, the charges paid to authorities for various approvals, interest paid to banks over the years and the 12 per cent inter- estpaidbacktobuyersof these two towers, among other costs,” Arora said. “Weconstructedthese towersaspertheplanap- proved by the Noida de- velopmentauthority ,”he added. Asked about the demolition cost, Arora said Supertech is paying Rs 17.5 crore to Edifice Engineering, which was tasked with safely pull- ing down the structures, including the premium amountforaRs100-crore insurance cover. In addi- tion, there are several other costs associated with the demolition. Edifice had roped in South African experts Jet Demolitions for the project. On the other hand,homebuyers’body FPCE President Abhay Upadhyay termed the demolition of the twin towers as a huge victory for flat owners and said it has demolished the “ego of builders and de- velopment authorities”. Realtors’ apex body CREDAI (National) President Harsh Vard- han Patodia said that “we stand by the au- thorities and Supreme Court in this decision”. HUNDREDS CHEER, CLAP AS ‘TOWERS FALL LIKE A STACK OF MATCHBOXES’ New Delhi (PTI): Hun- dreds gathered near a ground in Noida to wit- ness the once-in-a-life- time spectacle of demo- lition of the 100-metres- tall Supertech twin tow- ers, and cheered and clapped as the sky- scrapers came down. Ahead of the demoli- tion, authorities had created an ‘exclusion zone’ in a radius of up to 500 metres around the twin towers where no human or animal was allowed except for the team of Indian and foreign blasters en- gaged in the demoli- tion. There was heavy police deployment in the area to stop people from entering the bar- ricaded area. People from Noida and neigh- bouring Delhi gathered near the Jaypee flyover ground to witness the marvel of modern-day engineering. Many came hours before the 2:30 pm implosion to find a spot that would ensure a good view. “It felt like structures of corruption were com- ing down,” remarked Purshotam Mishra (42) as the Supertech twin towers disappeared into plumes of smoke and dust. “It was in- credible. We waited 2 hours to witness this. It sends out a strong mes- sage to strong people,” Mishra said. “The tow- ers fell like a stack of matchboxes. Ashish Suman, who came from Delhi’s Ut- tam Nagar to witness the demolition, said, “It was worth it.” WATCHED FROM THE GROUND,TV AND TWITTER Noida (PTI): As Su- pertech’s twin towers in Noida were reduced to rubble, Twitter also exploded with hilari- ous memes and dark humour. While some users tweeted that the “Tower of Corrup- tion” was grounded, a few others said the me- dia’s ground coverage of the unprecedented event was “as if ISRO is sending Gaganyaan to moon”. Hundreds of cameras were placed at various vantage points in the nearby areas, including those brought by crew mem- bers of a large number of media houses. The giant ball of smoke that was raised after the demolition left many people wit- nessing it on the ground and on TV sets in awe, as the billowing smoke filled the sky- line and the screen. On the ground, many people stood at a safe distance to “enjoy the sight of demoli- tion” withe balloon- sellers and street ven- dors, selling food stuff, adding a layer of fes- tivity to the environ- ment with some even termed it as a “Su- pertech Sunday”. Grandson’s wish brings kin from Agra Vishu Adhana Noida: Riyaz and his wife have travelled 200 km from Agra in the heat to fulfil their five- year-old grandson’s wish of witnessing the ‘historic’ demolition of Supertech twin towers in Noida on Sunday . His grandson saw a video on Facebook about the demolition and had been pressing his family ever since to take him to watch the court-mandated demo- lition. Riyaz was among many other people who travelled to Noida from far-flung areas to watch the demolition. —PTI TEEN COMES WITHOUT INFORMING FAMILY Akshay Mishra (18), a resident of Uttar Pradesh arrived in Noida without telling his family that he is going to watch the demolition. He travelled 4 hours in the bus and came directly to the spot. “My family is calling me constantly. I am not taking their calls. I wanted to see it in person. TV par kya maja,” Mishra said. He too was stopped by police a few hundred metres before the demolition zone. What a waste of time and resources! Wish the whole mess was handled properly! —Prerna Good job done by the ones who saved stray dogs, who do not know anything about the demolition. —Heenu Sharma Hope it didn’t af- fect any- one’s health and went according to the plan of the authorities. —Akshat S New Delhi (PTI): 3 peo- ple, including a woman, were held for allegedly cheating more than 100 people on the pretext of providing them ‘work from home’ jobs, police said on Sunday . Accused identified as Rahul Singh (27), Sand- hya (21) and Rohit Ku- mar Dubey (28), used to cheat job seekers for they found them an easy target. They used to commit crime so as to earn easy money to live a lavish lifestyle, they said. Police said they cheated people on the pretext of providing work from home’ jobs offering handsome sal- ary through quiker.com posts. They demanded money from unem- ployed people as part of registration and inter- view fees and vanished afterwards, police said. The matter came to light after a complaint was received at Ashok Vihar, alleging that she had registered herself at Quiker.com for work from home’ job. As per police, on June 18, she received a call from one unknown number that her CV is selected for job forworkfromhome’.She communicated with the alleged through What- sapp who asked her to pay Rs. 2,500 as registra- tion fee which she paid instantly . The next day, complainant received the call and alleged asked her to pay Rs. 4,500 before interview which would be refund- ed with first salary and in case of non-selection, this amount will be re- funded within 24 hours. Complainant trans- ferred Rs. 4,500 to al- leged. Alleged conduct- ed her telephonic inter- view after which the complainant was fur- ther asked to pay Rs. 15,000 as a part of salary account and was as- sured that this amount will be refunded along with previous amount, but this time complain- ant did not transfer the amount and realised that she has been cheat- ed, police officials said. EASY MONEY ‘Work from home jobs’: 3 held for duping 100 people BSF SUB-INSPECTOR SHOT AT BY FRIEND New Delhi (PTI): A Border Security Force sub-inspector was alleg- edly shot at by his friend in a car in southwest Delhi’s Najafgarh area, police said on Sunday . The sub-inspector’s friend, who was in an “intoxicated” state has been arrested, they said. The victim -- Sandeep Kumar, a resident of Go- pal Nagar in Najafgarh, was under treatment and was unfit for state- ment, police said, add- ing that the sub-inspec- tor was posted in Jharkhand. The matter came to light on Satur- day when an informa- tionregardingagunshot injury was received at Najafgarh police station from Venkateshwara Hospital, police said. Deputy Commission- er of Police (Dwarka) M Harsha Vardhan said the victim his broth- er-in-law Ankush, neph- ew Ravi and one more person named Sandeep Sehwag driving around in a car in Dwarka. Fire brigade trucks on standby in Noida on Sunday. —PHOTOS BY PTI Media personnel assemble on a flyover to document the demolition. Photographers click pictures from a building rooftop. —REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE Taller than the Qutub Minar (73 metres), the tallest structures ever to be demolished in India, the Superetch twin towers in Noida were blasted to rubble, within seconds, with a “controlled implosion” by a South African specialist firm on Sunday afternoon. —PHOTOS BY PTI Police stop onlookers who gathered to witness the demolition in Noida on Sunday. —PHOTO BY PTI Riyaz and his family in Noida on Sunday. —PHOTO BY PTI n Over 3,700 kg of explosives were used to bring the two towers down, resulting in a sea of smoke and debris engulfing the area n The demolition of the structures leaves behind an estimated 35,000 cubic metres or 55,000 tonnes to 80,000 tonnes of debris n More than 5000 residents were evacuated before the demolition and it may take as much as 3 months to clear the debris
  • 3. CAPITOL NEW DELHI | MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2022 03 www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epapers/delhi I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia THE HARDER THEY FALL Ahmed Nouman New Delhi: Only one- third of schools under the Delhi government are teaching science subjects to students in classes 11 and 12, a reply to an RTI query has re- vealed. The Aam Aadmi Par- ty (AAP) that had in its 2015 Delhi Assembly election manifesto promised to build 500 new schools in the city has opened just 63 new schools between Febru- ary 2015 and May 2022, according to the RTI. The Education Depart- ment of the Delhi gov- ernment gave the infor- mation in response to an application filed un- der the Right To Infor- mation (RTI) Act on behalf of PTI. The RTI sought infor- mation on the number of Delhi government schoolsteachingscience and commerce su bjects in classes 11 and 12 as well as the number of new schools opened by the govt between Febru- ary 2015 and May 2022 in the city . While the infor- mation related to 326 schools was obtained through the RTI applica- tion, the data of other schools was collected from the website of the Directorate of Educa- tion. A total of 838 high- er secondary schools have data available, out of which only 279 schools teach science subjects and 674 schools offer commerce subjects to students of classes 11 and 12. That is, about 66 per cent of the govern- ment schools in the city donotteachsciencesub- jectswhileabout19pcdo notteachcommercesub- jects in the two classes. DELHI SCHOOLS Two-thirds of Delhi govt schools not teaching science in classes 11-12: RTI WIND DIRECTION CHANGES AHEAD OF DEMOLITION Noida (PTI): The wind direction around the Su- pertech twin tow- ers here on Sunday changed towards east ahead of their demolition, which will make dust particles drift towards Greater Noida and Bu- landshahr instead of Delhi, officials said. For the last one week, the direction of the wind was towards the west but the change was sud- den, Regional Of- ficer, Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board, Praveen Kumar said on Sunday. NGOs shift 40 stray dogs Aparna Bose New Delhi: At least 40 stray dogs living in and around the Supertech twin towers in Noida have been shifted tem- porarily to shelters run by NGOs ahead of the court-mandated implo- sion of the buildings on Sunday . An NGO also request- ed authorities to con- ductadummyexplosion or a false firing just be- fore the twin towers are razed in order to save the birds in the area. Several NGOs, includ- ing House of Stray Ani- mals, Friendicoes, Soci- ety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Happy Tails foundation have pitched in to accommodate the stray dogs temporarily . Founder of House of Stray Animals, Sanjay Mohapatra, who has been working to evacu- ate the stray animals from the area around the twin tower said they have requested authori- ties to carry out a dum- my explosion in order to save the birds in the area from the blast. “We are planning and working since August 8 to save these stray ani- mals from the impacts of demolition. We also requested the authori- ties concerned to make two or three false firing or dummy explosions first so that the birds do not get affected due to the blasts,” Mohapatra said. —PTI New Delhi (PTI): Doc- tors said that people liv- ing nearby, especially thosesufferingfromres- piratory diseases, should take extra care and avoid the area for a few days if possible. They said that most dust particles are 5 mi- crons or less and can remain suspended in the air for a few days in the absence of condi- tions like strong winds and rain. Massive dust pollu- tion can lead to itching in the eyes, nose and skin; coughing, sneez- ing, breathing difficulty , lung infection, nasal congestion, asthmatic attacks and aggravate heart problems, they said. Dr Jugal Kishore, head of Community Medicine department at theSafdarjungHospital, said, “The dust particles will remain suspended for quite some time in case of low wind speed. People suffering from respiratory problems -- chronic obstructive pul- monary disease, asthma and bronchitis -- should avoid the area, if possi- ble.” “They should limit exposure to the affected areaforatleast48hours. Others living in and around the area should avoid exercises for a few days,” he said. Dr Yudhyavir Singh, Assistant Professor, Critical Care, AIIMS, said, “Particulate mat- ter of size smaller than 2.5 microns will be a problem. This is likely to increase episodes of coughing, sneezing, asthmatic attacks, lung infection, nasal conges- tion, breathing difficul- ty . Viruses may also pig- gybackthefineparticles and increase infection rate, as it’s the flu sea- son.” “People should take precaution and keep a buffer stock of medi- cines. Use N-95 masks and eyeglasses till pol- lutants dissipate. Wear full-sleeve clothes and avoidmorningwalksfor a few days. Consult doc- tors if problems wors- en,” he said. ‘People with respiratory issues should avoid area’ All nearby buildings safe, declare officials Aparna Bose Vishu Adhana New Delhi: As a series of controlled explo- sions reduced the 100-metre tall twin tow- ers in Noida to a pile of rubble, residents heaved a sigh of relief after officials declared that there appeared to be no damage to the buildings adjacent to the structures. Shortly after the court-mandated demo- lition of the buildings, officials declared that there appeared to be no damage to the buildings adjacent to the Su- pertech twin towers but said a more detailed au- dit is underway . Sarita, a resident of Emerald court, shifted to Delhi temporarily on Satur- day night ahead of the demolition. “I moved to Delhi for the demolition and we will return on Sunday night. Prima fa- cie, it appears that there’s no damage to our buildings. We have been told that the au- thorities will check the area first and then, let us in,” Sarita said. —PTI A municipal worker sprays water in a neighbourhood to curb dust pollution on Sunday. —PHOTO BY PTI MANY ILLS Volunteers carry stary dogs to safety in Noida on Sunday. ALL NORMAL BY 6.30 PM: NOIDA CEO z Adjoining build- ings of Emerald Court and ATS Vil- lage are expected to get safety clearance soon for residents to return home by 6.30 pm, Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari said. z “The blast has largely been successful. Teams of Edifice, CBRI (Central Building Research Institute), Jet Demolitions making a physical inspection of the site to see if any leftover explosives are there,” Mahesh- wari told reporters. z The demolition waste is largely within the site. Some debris spilled over to the road, while a little went towards the ATS Village wall also, she said. z “The plumes of dust, as seen by all of us, dissipated immediately. All our anti-smog guns, mechanical sweep- ing machines, water tankers and sprinklers were pressed into service immediately,” the IAS officer said. z Cooking gas and power supply will resume shortly and residents of Emerald Court and ATS Village will be allowed to move back after 6.30 pm, Maheshwari said. HIMANTA, KEJRIWAL CONTINUE TO TRADE BARBS Guwahati (PTI): In a fresh salvo at his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday claimed that the AAP chief was “comparing the national capital with smaller cities” after fail- ing to fulfil his promise of giving the place a London- or Paris-like makeover. Kejriwal also took a dig at Sarma on Sunday, saying that if schools in the northeastern state were “not good”, then “we can together fix them”. An NGO also requested authorities to conduct a dummy explosion or a false firing just before the twin towers are razed, in order to save birds Officials said that there appeared to be no damage to the buildings adjacent to the Supertech twin towers but said a more detailed audit is underway Nearby buildings covered to protect from the impact of dust and debris, on Sunday. —PHOTO BY PTI Pulverised concrete dust billows up in a massive cloud as the twin towers are razed to rubble on Sunday. —PHOTO BY PTI
  • 4. l Vol 1 l Issue No. 360 l RNI TITLE NO. DELENG/2021/19840 Printed and published by Anita Hada Sangwan on behalf of First Express Publishers. Printed at Impressions Printing and Packaging Limited, C-21, 22 Sector-59, Noida-201301. Published at G-20, 3rd Floor, 309, Preet Vihar, New Delhi-110092. Phone 011-49846474. Editor-In-Chief: Dr Jagdeesh Chandra Editor: Anita Hada Sangwan responsible for selection of news under the PRB Act PERSPECTIVE NEW DELHI | MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2022 04 www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epapers/delhi I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia Jagat Prakash Nadda @JPNadda On the auspicious occasion of the Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, we recall the teachings vision of a compassionate and inclusive society that the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji teaches us. My greetings to everyone all our Sikh brothers and sisters on this special day. Dharmendra Pradhan @dpradhanbjp 2023 is going to be a very special year. The UNGA has endorsed India’s proposal to observe 2023 as International Year of Millets. Given the benefits of super foods like millets and being a large producer, it is our responsibility to make the Millet Year a resounding success. SPIRITUAL SPEAK God promises to make something good out of the storms that bring devastation to your life. —Bible IN-DEPTH KEJRIWAL’S OWN AMBITIONS ARE PROMPTING HIM TO TAKE ON BJP he Aam Aadmi Party is not holding its punches against the BJP. At a special as- semblysessioncalled a few days back to prove his strength Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged that the BJP wants to topple his govern- ment by buying out his AAP leg- islators. He alleged that the BJP had set aside Rs 800 crore to buy his 40 MLAs, offering them Rs 20 crore each. Calling BJP a “serial killer” , Kejriwal cited the exam- ples of Maharashtra and Goa where elected governments were brought down by the BJP and said that the same pattern was being followed in Delhi when CBI raided Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s premises. Kejriwal also put his national ambition on the table when he directlyattackedPrimeMinister Narendra Modi. He said that the raid on Sisodia was not part of the fight against corruption but was “to satisfy one man’s lust for power”. Can Arvind Kejriwal hide his own lust for power? TOP TWEETS T umber nine proved to be a cursed digit for Supertech devel- opers whose twin towers in Noida were razed in nine seconds on Sunday . The over 100 feet towers with 40 floorseachwerebuiltinviola- tion of building construction laws with the alleged conniv- anceof someNOIDAofficials. The gap between the two tow- ers was only 16 metres. It took nine years for the Residents’ Welfare Associa- tion (RWA) to win the legal battle against the developers after they filed a case in the AllahabadHighCourtin2012. After the high court ordered demolition of the twin towers in 2014, the developer sought relief from the Supreme Court which upheld the dem- olition order in 2021 and also ordered for buyers’ money to be refunded with interest. The demolition of the tall structures, India’s first, was a sight to watch. Carried out with complete technical effi- ciency, it met all safety pa- rameters. Even the dust clouds that arose from the site did not disturb the air quality level. Nor did the im- plosion cause much collater- al damage. At the root of the problem, however, was corruption along with the alleged com- plicity of NOIDA officials. Theconnivancebetweenoffic- ers and engineers of various development authorities has allowed scores of illegal con- structions to come up in state after state. To avoid such oc- currences in future, stricter monitoring of the staff at de- velopment authorities is re- quired and as punishment to them and the developers all illegal constructions should be demolished. Strict preven- tive measures are needed as notallbuyerscanfightsodog- gedly to save their hard- earned money . RAZING OF TOWERS, VICTORY OF BUYERS The over 100 feet towers with 40 floors each were built in violation of building construction laws with the alleged connivance of some NOIDA officials. The gap between the two towers was only 16 metres N Why commodity prices are likely to fall further? ambridge – Big movements in the prices of oil, minerals, and agricultural commodi- ties have been among the most salient economic devel- opments of the past couple of years. The sharp rise in com- modity prices for much of this period was virtually im- possible to miss. A barrel of Brent crude that sold for $20 in April 2020, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pan- demic, fetched a peak of $122 in March 2022, just after Rus- sia invaded Ukraine. Oil was not the only com- modity to experience a price surge. The price of copper doubled; wheat more than doubled; and global indices of commodity prices almost tri- pled from April 2020 to March 2022. And these increases are in dollar terms; prices in eu- ros,yen,won,orothercurren- cies rose even more. Lesswidelynoted,however, is that the prices of many commodities fell this sum- mer. The price of oil de- creasedbyabout30%between early June and mid-August. The politically sensitive price of gasoline in the United States fell by 20% over the same period, from $5 per gal- lon to $4 per gallon. The over- all index fell 12%. Is this dip in commodity prices just temporary? Or is it a sign that prices have peaked and can be expected to decline further? Commodity prices are highly correlated. One reason is direct microeconomic link- ages. When the price of oil rises, wheat producers’ costs increase (because harvesting equipment runs on diesel and fertilizer is made from natu- ral gas), which puts upward pressure on grain prices. Moreover, as the US Feder- al Reserve and other central banks tighten monetary poli- cy , real interest rates are like- ly to rise. This will probably pushdowncommodityprices, and not just because high real interest rates make a reces- sion more likely . The level of realinterestratesaffectscom- modity prices independently of GDP, both in theory and empirically . The theory of the relation- ship between real interest ratesandcommoditypricesis long-established. The sim- plest intuition behind the re- lationship is that the interest rate is a “cost of carrying” inventories. An increase in the interest rate reduces firms’ demand for holding in- ventories and therefore low- ers the commodity price. Three other mechanisms operate, in addition to inven- tories. First, for an exhausti- ble resource, a rise in the in- terest rate increases the in- centive to extract today and thus expand the available supply . Second, for “financial- ized” commodities, an in- crease in the interest rate en- courages institutional inves- tors to shift out of the com- modities asset class and into Treasury bills. Lastly, for a commodity that is interna- tionally traded, an increase in the domestic real interest rate causes a real appreciation of the domestic currency , which works to lower the domestic- currency price of the com- modity . Econometric analyses have demonstrated the statistical relationship between real in- terest rates and commodity prices. These include simple correlations; regressions that control for other important determinants, such as GDP and inventories in a “carry trade” model; and high-fre- quency event studies that are much less sensitive to the econometric problems of the regressions. Two episodes illustrate that the effect of real interest rates on commodity prices operates independently of the GDP effect. Neither the spike in dollar commodity prices in the first half of 2008 nor the decline in 2014-15 can be explained by fluctuations in economic activity. They can instead be interpreted as the result, respectively, of loose US monetary policy (quantitative easing) and a tightening of US monetary policy with the end of QE. SOURCE: PROJECT SYNDICATE C JEFFREY FRANKEL The writer is Professor of Capital Formation and Growth at Harvard University, previously served as a member of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers. He is a research associate at the US National Bureau of Economic Research Real interest rates appear to be on a firm upward trend, because nominal interest rates will rise, and inflation will fall. Together with decelerating global growth, that could mean that the recent decline in real prices of oil, minerals, and agricultural products will persist Real interest rates appear to be on a firm upward trend, because nominal interest rates will rise and inflation will fall. Together with decelerating global growth, that could mean that the recent decline in the real prices of oil, minerals, and agricultural products will persist
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  • 6. INDIA NEW DELHI | MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2022 05 www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epapers/delhi I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia MANN KI BAAT PM Modi urges citizens to watch serial ‘Swaraj’ on freedom struggle New Delhi (ANI): Prime Minister Naren- draModi,whileaddress- ing the 92nd episode of hismonthlyprogramme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sun- day , urged the citizens to watchtheserial‘Swaraj’ and also suggested to students to compose a special programme at their institutions. The Prime Minister said that this will give rise to a new awakening about the great heroes who took part in the freedom struggle. “I got an opportunity to go to a premiere of Swaraj. This is a great initiative to acquaint the younger generation of the coun- try with the efforts of unsung heroes and her- oines who took part in the freedom movement. It is telecast every Sun- day at 9 pm on Doordar- shan,” PM Modi said. PM GREETS PEOPLE ON 418 YEARS OF PARKASH PURAB OF GURU GRANTH SAHIB New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi on Sun- day extended greetings on the occasion of the 418 years of Parkash Purab of Shri Guru Granth Sahib. He took to Twit- ter to extend his greetings on the auspi- cious occasion of the Parkash Purab. ‘FIGHT AGAINST MALNUTRITION’ ‘WILL EXCEL IN ENERGY SECTOR’ New Delhi: PM Modi urged people to make ef- forts to remove malnutri- tion stressing that social awareness was a crucial aspect of this fight. In his Mann Ki Baat broadcast, Modi said the ‘Amrit Dhara’ of ‘Amrit Mahot- sav’ marking 75 years of India’s independence was flowing in all corners of the country in this month. Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India has decided to become self-reliant in energy sector in the next 25 years. At a programme held to mark 40 years of Suzuki Motor Corporation in India, Modi also hailed the relationship between India and Japan. ‘Willmakeforensicprobe must for serious offences’ ASIA CUP IN DUBAI Strong win for India against Pak Gandhinagar: Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the Centre hassetatargetof taking the conviction rate high- er than even developed countries and integrate the criminal justice sys- tem with forensic sci- ence investigation. The government aims to make forensic investigation “compul- sory and legal” for of- fences attracting pun- ishment of more than six years, Shah said ad- dressing the graduating students of the Nation- al Forensic Sciences University (NFSU), Gandhinagar, at its first convocation. The government will provideaforensicmobile investigation facility in eachdistrictof thecoun- try and create a legal structure to ensure that independence and parti- ality of the investigation is maintained, he said. “Under PM Narendra Modi’s leadership, the central government is going to make changes intheIndianPenalCode, Criminal Procedure Code and the Evidence Act,becausenobodysaw these laws from an Indi- an perspective after in- dependence, he said. “Theselawsneedtobe reframed from the per- spective of independent India. Therefore, we have been consulting a lot of people to change the IPC, CrPC and the Evidence Act,” he said addressing the convoca- tion as chief guest. Amit Shah being felicitated at the ceremony of the foundation stone of beautification work at Vadsar Pound in Vadsar, Gandhinagar, on Sunday. (Right): Amit Shah at the 1st convocation ceremony of NFSU, in Gandhinagar on Sunday. —PHOTO BY ANI BJP National President JP Nadda, Tripura CM Manik Saha, State BJP President Rajib Bhattacharya and Union Minister Pratima Bhowmik listened to PM Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat, in Agartala on Sunday. Jharkhand crisis: CM Soren meets Cong incharge Pande Himachal Pradesh govt counters AAP: Offers 125 units of free electricity to 14 lakh voters Shimla (ANI): Mount- ing a strong counter-at- tack on the Aam Aadmi Party’s election sop of free electricity the BJP- led Himachal Pradesh govt has promised 125 units of free electricity per month to over 14 lakh voters of the State. CM Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the function organized by the Himachal Pradesh State Electric- ity Board Ltd. to launch the Scheme, ‘125 Units of Free Electricity’ to the consumers of the State held at the Paddal ground at Mandi on Sunday said, “The state government has taken many such welfare deci- sions during the tenure of the present govern- ment to ensure direct benefits to the common people.” The CM said that the state govern- ment recently took a decision that 125 units of free power would be provided to the people of the State which has benefitted over 14 lakh electricity consumers of the State as they were now getting zero electricity bills. Ranchi (ANI): Amid the political mayhem in Jharkhand, CM He- mant Soren on Sunday called on state Congress in-charge Avinash Pan- de to discuss the next course of action. The meeting between the two leaders took place at the state Guest House and lasted for an hour. Asked about the delayinGovernor’sdeci- sion over the CM’s post, Soren said, “It is Gover- nor Ramesh Bais who can answer this better.” Jharkhand Congress chief Rajesh Thakur said, “Both discussed about the state political situation and the cloud of uncertainty .” CRUCIAL READ Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren chairs a meeting of the United Progressive Alliance legislators, in Ranchi. —FILE PHOTO JHARKHAND MINISTER DARES CENTRE TO IMPOSE PRESIDENT RULE IN THE STATE Ranchi (ANI): Amid the political turmoil in Jharkhand, state minister and Congress leader Banna Gupta on Sunday dared the BJP-led Centre to impose Article 365 of the Constitution in the state. He said, “It is a preplanned conspiracy to destabilise the Jharkhand government. We want to know from the Governor that if the Election Commission has sent something, then it should be made public. ED has raided for months but nothing was found.” Yediyurappa again No. 1 BJP leader in Karnataka JP Nadda chairs Tripura BJP meeting in Agartala Phogat case: One more drug peddler arrested Bengaluru: As Karna- taka goes to state elec- tions next year, a series of meetings former Kar- nataka CM BS Yedi- yurappa held in Delhi with top BJP leaders, including PM Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP president JP Nadda and others this week, indicate sthat Yediyurappa has again become number 1 leader for BJP in the southern state. For Yediyurappa, thisvisitisaboutflexing muscle and emerging as numero uno within the party once again; post his resignation in July lastyear,hewasincreas- ingly becoming irrele- vant within the party . Agartala (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Na- dda who is on a visit to Tripura chaired the state office bearers meeting in Agartala on Sunday . Tripura Chief Minis- ter Manik Saha was also present in the meeting held at State Guest House, Agartala. Nadda who is on a two-day visit to Tripura arrived at Agartala on Sunday morning. He was recieved by Chief Minister Manik Saha and other BJP state leaders and party work- ers at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport. Panaji (PTI): The Goa Police have arrested one more drug peddler in connectionwiththecase of alleged murder of BJP leader Sonali Pho- gat, an official said on Sunday . With this, five people have so far been arrested in the case. Phogat (43), a former Tik Tok star and con- testant on the reality TV show “Big Boss”, was brought dead to a hospital August 23, a day after arrival in Goa. On Saturday night, the Anjuna police in NorthGoaarresteddrug peddler Rama alias RamadasMandrekarfor allegedly supplying drugstoanotherpeddler Dattaprasad Gaonkar, who is already in custo- dy in connection with thecase,theofficialsaid. 6 killed as tanker hits into tractor- trolley in Bareilly Bareilly (PTI): At least sixpeople,includingtwo children, were killed and 24 others injured when a tractor-trolley in which they were travel- ling was hit by a tanker here on Sunday . The ac- cident occurred at Kich- ha-Khatima road near Sirsa outpost in the Ba- hedi area. A tractor- trolley carrying 35 peo- ple was going to Uttam Nagar gurdwara from Uttrakhand. BS Yediyurappa with PM Narendra Modi. —FILE PHOTO WILD ELEPHANT WREAKS HAVOC IN ASSAM’S TEZPUR 5 INMATES ESCAPE FROM JUVENILE HOME IN REWA ICG HOLDS 10TH NAT’L MARITIME EXERCISE SAREX Tezpur: A wild elephant from the Kaziranga Na- tional Park wreaked havoc in Tezpur city of Assam’s Sonitpur district, damag- ing scores of vehicles and other properties, officials said on Sunday. The elephant swam across the mighty Brahmaputra river and entered Tezpur city on Saturday night, they said. The officials said the tusker crossed the Brah- maputra from the southern bank and entered Tezpur on the northern banks. Rewa: 5 inmates escaped from a juvenile home by breaking a window at the facility in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district on Sunday, police said. In the early hours of the day, five inmates who were brought here some days back broke the window of the kitchen and fled, police said. Chennai: The ICG on Sunday held 10th National Maritime Search and Res- cue Exercise SAREX-22 off Chennai coast. A total of 24 observers from 16 foreign nations took part in it. The theme of the 10th edition is ‘Capacity Building Towards Marine Passenger Safety.’ Narendra Modi @narendramodi Today, on the auspicious occa- sion of the Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji my greet- ings to everyone, particularly the Sikh com- munity. The holy teachings of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji give strength to millions and make our society more just, inclusive and compassionate. The State has set a target of harnessing 10,000 MW of addi- tional power potential by the year 2030, of which upto 2000 MW would be solar. Jai Ram Thakur, Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh —PHOTO BY ANI Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday said his government was ready to hand over the probe into the death of Haryana BJP leader and actor Sonali Phogat to the Central Bureau of Inves- tigation (CBI), if necessary. WILL HAND OVER THE CASE TO CBI: GOA CM Ravindra Jadeja plays a shot during match between India and Pakistan, in Dubai on Sunday. Indian fans cheer for team India during the Asia Cup 2022 Group A match between India and Pakistan, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Sunday. Hardik Pandya took three crucial wickets in the middle overs while Bhuvneshwar Kumar snared four as India bowled out Pakistan for 147 in their opening Asia Cup match on Sunday. Pandya ended with figures of 3/25 in 4 overs while opener Mohammed Rizwan was the top-scorer for Pakistan with a sedate 43 off 42 balls. Earlier, India won the toss and elected to field. Hardik Pandya celebrates after winning the Asia Cup match against Pakistan on Sunday. Watched the exciting match between India and Pakistan of Asia Cup being played in Dubai (UAE) today with RCA officials and encouraged Team India. Vaibhav Gehlot President, Raj Cricket Assn.
  • 7. INDIA NEW DELHI | MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2022 06 www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epapers/delhi I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved a fresh list of 780 components and subsystems which will only be procured from domestic industry after a ban on their import kicks in under a stag- gered time-line of around six years. It is the third such “positive indigenisa- tion” list comprising line replacement units, sub-systems and compo- nents used for various military platforms, equipmentandweapons, and the aim is to mini- mise imports by the DP- SUs. The ministry has set specific timelines for import ban of the items, spanning a period from Dec 2023 to Dec 2028. “Singh has approved the third positive indi- genisation list of 780 strategically important Line Replacement Units (LRUs)/Sub-systems/ Componentswithatime- line beyond which they will only be procured from the domestic indus- try,” it said in a state- ment on Sunday . This list is in continu- ation to the two similar positive lists that were broughtoutinDecember 2021andMarch2022.“In- digenisation of these items will be taken up through different routes under ‘Make’ category,” the ministry said. The ‘Make’ category aims to achieve self-reli- ance by involving great- er participation of the indian industry in de- fence manufacturing. “Projects involving design and development of equipment, systems, major platforms or up- grades thereof by the industry can be taken up under this category ,” the ministry said. Singh approves third positive indigenisation list MINIMISING IMPORTS BY DP-SUS lll Defence Ministry has set specific timelines for import ban of the items, spanning a period from December 2023 to Dec 2028 CWC meeting: Election for Cong prez to be held on October 17 New Delhi (ANI): CWC on Sunday decided that the election for the Con- gress president post will be held on Oct 17, said sources.Thecountingof the votes will be done on Oct 19. The CWC meet- ing took place today to discuss the final sched- ule for the election of the Congress prez. Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Former PM Dr Man- mohan Singh joined the meeting virtually . This comes in the backdrop of the party’s senior leader Gulam Nabi Azad’s resignation on Friday. The sources had said that the elec- tion for the post of presi- dent has now become a challenge for Congress with the reluctance of Rahul Gandhi to contest the polls. According to sources, the Central Election Authority has made preparations to complete the election process on time. Sources said the pro- cess seems to remain stuck since Rahul Gan- dhi is not willing to con- test the election for the post of Congress prez, although all the efforts to convince him are still going on. Meanwhile, Congress plans to em- bark on ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ from Kanyaku- mari on Sept 7 under the leadership of party lead- er Rahul Gandhi and the 148-day march will cul- minate in Kashmir. Notification will be issued on Sept 22, while the filing of nomination would begin on Sept 24 Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Randeep Surjewala, Ashok Gehlot, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and others join CWC meeting virtually, in New Delhi on Sunday. TAJ MOHIUDDIN QUITS CONGRESS; JOINS AZAD CAMP JK unit of Congress suf- fered another jolt on Sun- day as its senior leader and former minister Taj Mohiuddin quit from the party and joined Ghulam Nabi Azad led front. Today, I wrote to the Congress president and the general secretary and others that I am resigning from all the posts which I was hold- ing, including the primary membership of Congress, Mohiuddin told reporters at a press conference. RAHUL GANDHI SLAMS MODI EX-CONG, AAP MEN IN RaGa’S YATRA ‘RaGa WILL BE PARTY PREZ’ The Congress Working Committee on Sunday announced dates for the election for the party’s full-time president. Soon after, senior party leader Harish Rawat said that Rahul Gandhi will soon be the Congress president. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed PM Modi over his pitch for Khadi, alleging that his words and actions “never match”. Slam- ming the PM, he said, “’Khadi for Nation’ but Chinese Polyester for National flag! As always, the words and actions of the PM never match.” As part of its tightrope walk on the Bharat Jodo Yatra, that is to be Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s biggest mass- contact programme to date, the party has reached out to civil society groups, with the message that the march is bigger than about a person and party. New Delhi (ANI): While noting the dy- namic leadership of UNGA President and Foreign Minister of Maldives Abdulla Shahid, Vice-Presi- dent Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday praised his work in revitalizing the UN and added that his visit to India will fur- ther bolster the mul- ti-faceted ties with the Maldives. “His dynamic lead- ership of the 76th UNGA and his Presi- dency priorities, in particular on revital- izing the UN, have universal appeal. We are confident that his visit would further strengthen India’s close and multi-facet- ed ties with the Mal- dives,”saidDhankhar while welcoming For- eign Minister of Mal- dives Abdulla Sha- hid. Foreign Secre- tary Vinay Mohan Kwatra, on Sunday,. Secretary Kwatra congratulated the UNGA President on his ‘Presidency of Hope’ and for his vi- sionary leadership in the 76th session of the UNGA. Notably, in November, the UNGA president launched the Presi- dent of the General Assembly’s (PGA) Harnessing Opportu- nities for Promoting Empowerment of Youth Fellowship - the PGA’s Fellowship for HOPE. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh ASSAM: INTERNET SUSPENSION IN 27 DISTS DURING EXAM M V GOVINDAN APPOINTED AS NEW KERALA CPM SECY JOIN FIGHT AGAINST ILLICIT LIQUOR, DRUGS: CM YOGI New Delhi: Internet ser- vices across 27 districts of Assam were suspended for over four hours on Sunday for the second time this month to prevent possible malpractices during written examination for recruitment in various state government departments. The author- ities decided to go ahead with its decision to suspend internet services during exam hours, after the Gauhati High Court refused to stay it following a writ petition against the order. Thiruvananthapuram: The State Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marx- ist) [CPI(M)] elected Excise Minister M.V. Govindan, MLA, as the party’s new State secretary. Mr. Govindan succeeds Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, who is reportedly travelling to Chennai for treatment. A CPI(M) communique said Mr. Balakrishnan was hard- pressed to discharge his duties as party secretary. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Polit Bureau members Prakash Karat, M. A. Baby, A Vijayaraghavan and Left Democratic Front (LDF) convenor E.P. Jayarajan attended the meeting. Gorakhpur: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Sunday urged people to join the “decisive fight” against illicit liquor and drugs trade and warned of strictest action against those trying to play with the future of our talented youth. Addressing the clos- ing ceremony of the first foundation day of Mahayo- gi Gorakhnath University in Gorakhpur, Yogi Adityanath said, “Our resolve is to make the state healthy and to end drug addiction, our youth must contribute to the state’s fight against the national crime for a bright and successful future.” On challenges, the CM said that they are an opportu- nity to strive for better and make the most out of them. PAK DECLARES FLOODS A ‘CLIMATE CATASTROPHE’ Islamabad: Deaths from widespread flooding in Pakistan topped 1,000 since mid-June, officials said August 28, as the country’s climate minister called the deadly monsoon season “a serious climate catastrophe.” Flash flooding from the heavy rains has washed away villages and crops as soldiers and rescue workers evacuated stranded residents to the safety of relief camps and provided food to thousands of displaced Pakistanis. CRUCIAL READ VAISNHO DEVI SHRINE TO GET SKYWALK FOR CROWD MANAGEMENT BY NOV Jammu: After introducing Radio Frequency Identity Cards (RFID) to keep a track on the movement of pilgrims, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) has started work on the much needed ‘Skywalk’ which would help separate the incoming and outgoing pilgrims near the Bhawan area. The skywalk with a length of 200 metres and width of 2.5 metres is expected to be completed by November at a cost of over Rs 9.89 crore to allow smooth movement of inbound pilgrims, an official of the SMVDSB said. He said the facility, 20 feet above the track level, will help overcome the problem of multidirectional flow of yatra UKSSSC paper leak case: Dhami calls for probe Dehradun (ANI): Utta- rakhand Chief Minis- ter Pushkar Singh Dha- mi on Sunday con- firmed a discussion with the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly in connection with the ir- regularities reported in the Uttrakhand Subor- dinate Service Selection Commission (UKSSSC) paper leak case. “Since the Uttara- khand Vidhan Sabha is a constitutional body, I will speak to the Speak- er of Legislative Assem- bly in regards to the re- ported irregularities,” CM Dhami told ANI. He further added that the inquiry will be conduct- ed into all the appoint- ments made in Ut- tarkhandVidhanSabha, irrespective of the ten- ure. “All the appoint- ments, in past or pre- sent, wherever the dis- crepancies have been reported should have unbiased inquiries,” he said mentioning that there should be a fair probe in the matter of the recruitments done this way . He has also assured the government’s coop- eration for further de- tails and investigation in the UKSSSC paper leak case n 2021. On August 23, Hakam Singh Rawat, the mas- termind who was ar- rested in connection with the UKSSSC ques- tion paper leak was also accused of using the government resources for his personal use. Rawat was arrested earlier this month for al- legedly taking money from candidates for pro- viding solved question papers in the graduate- level examination held on December 4 and 5 last year. It was alleged that Rawat, the Uttarkashi panchayat member had asked for a government helicopter to transport hisailingmotherforher treatment. It has also been alleged that his mother was treated at government expense by the Disaster Manage- ment Relief Fund. Savarkar flew on a bulbul says Kannada textbook Bengaluru: A fresh controversy has erupt- ed in Kar- nataka over charges of “rewriting history” by the BJP-led g o v e r n - ment as the textbook revision committee has reportedly insert- ed a section on Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in the revised high school curriculum in the state. “There was not even a keyhole in the cell where Savarkar was incarcerated. But, Bul- bul birds used to visit the room, and Savarkar used to sit on their wings and fly out and visit the motherland every day,” a passage in the new textbook says. Savarkar’s role in the Indian freedom struggle has been a big ideological flashpoint between the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, or RSS — the ideologi- cal mentor of the BJP — and rival Congress. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami PARKASH PURAB An illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of first Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, in Amritsar on Saturday. —PHOTO BY ANI AnandSharmaquestions electoralrollsatCWCmeet New Delhi (PTI): Dis- sident Congress leader Anand Sharma on Sunday raised ques- tions during the cru- cial CWC meeting on the preparation of electoral rolls for the AICC president’s elec- tion and asked wheth- er due process under the party’s constitu- tion was followed or not, sources said. Speaking at the CWC meeting before the par- ty’s Central Election Authority chairman Madhusudan Mistry listed out the schedule for the election of the Congress president, Sharma claimed he has received com- plaints that neither any virtual nor any physical meeting was held to finalise the electoral rolls, the sources said. VP praises UNGA prez for revitalizing UN UN General Assembly and Foreign Minister of Maldives, HE Abdulla Shahid meets Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, in New Delhi on Sunday. —PHOTO BY ANI
  • 8. NEW DELHI | MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2022 07 www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epapers/delhi I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia Commodity Price Change % Chg GOLD 51,760.00 00.00 0.00 (Per 10g) SILVER 54,800.00 00.00 0.00 (Per 1kg) COMMODITIES Currency Price Change % Chg USDINR 79.87 0.02 0.02 GBPINR 94.51 0.01 0.01 CURRENCIES Global market trends, macro data to guide domestic stocks New Delhi (PTI): Trading in the domestic stock mar- ket would be influenced by trends in the global equi- ties, macroeconomic data and foreign fund move- ment in a holiday-short- ened week, analysts said. Markets may face vola- tile trends on Monday after Federal Reserve Chair Je- rome Powell’s speech at the Fed’s annual economic symposium in Jackson Hole on Friday . “Powell sounded ultra hawkishinhisbrief speech at Jackson Hole. Markets will be concerned about the tight monetary conditions persisting longer than ex- pected. The near-term im- pact on equity markets will be negative,” V K Vijayaku- mar, Chief Investment Strategist at Geojit Finan- cial Services, said. “The direction of global markets will be the domi- nant factor for this week while on the domestic front, India’s GDP num- ber and August auto sales numbers will be impor- tant factors. Apart from this, the market will also have an eye on the move- ment of crude oil prices, the dollar index, and the US bond yields,” Santosh Meena, Head of Research, Swastika Investmart Ltd, said. The Purchasing Manag- ers’ Index (PMI) data for the manufacturing sector, scheduled to be an- nounced on Thursday, would also influence trad- ing, analysts said. “This week is a holiday- shortened one and it marks the beginning of the new month also so, participants will be eyeing important data like auto sales num- bers. Amid all, the perfor- mance of the global indices especially the US would remain on the radar for cues,” Ajit Mishra, VP - Re- search, Religare Broking Ltd, said. The investment pattern of Foreign Institutional In- vestors (FIIs) and the ru- pee-dollar trends would also continue to drive mar- kets. Last week, the Sensex tumbled 812.28 points or 1.36%, while the Nifty lost 199.55 points or 1.12%. SHARE MARKET THIS WEEK MARKET FORECAST z Last week, the Sensex tumbled 812.28 points or 1.36 per cent, while the Nifty lost 199.55 points or 1.12 per cent z The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) data for the manufacturing sector, scheduled to be announced on Thursday, would also influence trading business BRIEFS New Delhi: Mutual funds have launched a clutch of new fund offers in the sil- ver ETF (exchange traded fund) category this year and collected `1,400 crore in assets after the introduction of the newly- created investment asset class by market regulator Sebi in 2021. Further, fund houses including Kotak Asset Management Company have filed draft documents with the mar- kets regulator to float sil- ver ETF as well as silver ETF fund of funds for in- vestors, information with the Securities and Ex- change Board of India (Sebi) showed. —PTI New Delhi: Seven of the top-10 valued firms suf- fered a combined erosion of `1,54,477.38 crore in market valuation last week, with IT majors TCS and Infosys emerging as the biggest laggards. RIL, ICICI Bank and State Bank of India (SBI) were the only gainers in the top-10 pack. The market valua- tion of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) plunged `59,862.08 crore to `11,78,818.29 crore. The valuation of Infosys tanked `31,789.31 crore to `6,40,351.57 cr. —PTI MCAP OF SEVEN TOP COS TUMBLES OVER `1.54 LAKH CRORE MFs FLOCK TO SILVER ETF SPACE WITH NEW SCHEMES New Delhi: After turning net buyers last month, foreign investors have be- come aggressive shop- pers of Indian equities and pumped in `49,250 crore so far in August on improvement in corporate earnings and macro fun- damentals. This was way higher than a net invest- ment of nearly `5,000 crore by FPIs in the entire July. According to data, FPIs pumped a net amount of `49,254 crore in Indian equities during August 1-26. —PTI FPIs INVEST `49,250 CRORE IN AUGUST ON CORP EARNINGS New Delhi: As many as 386 infrastructure pro- jects, each entailing an in- vestment of `150 crore or more, have been hit by cost overruns of more than `4.7 lakh crore, as per a report. Out of 1,505 projects, 386 reported cost overruns and as many as 661 projects were delayed. “Total origi- nal cost of implementa- tion of the 1505 projects was `21,21,793.23 cr and their anticipated comple- tion cost is likely to be `25,92,537.79 cr, which reflects overall overruns of `4,70,744.56 cr.”—PTI COST OVERRUNS OF `4.7L CR PLAGUE 386 INFRA PROJECTS *Rates till the edition went to print. Financial inclusion big step towards growth: Nirmala FINANCE MINISTER SAYS New Delhi (PTI): Finan- cial inclusion is a major step towards inclusive growth which ensures the overall economic develop- ment of the marginalised sections of the society, Fi- nance Min Nirmala Sithar- aman said on Sunday . The success of the Prad- han Mantri Jan Dhan Yo- jana (PMJDY) since August 28, 2014 is reflected in terms of opening of over 46 crore bank accounts with deposit balance of `1.74 lakh crore with its expanded coverage to 67% rural or semi-urban areas as well as 56% of women Jan Dhan account holders, she said on the eighth anniversary of the flagship financial inclu- sion scheme. Continuation of PM- JDY beyond 2018 saw a marked shift in approach to meet challenges and re- quirements of the emerg- ing FI (financial inclusion) landscape in the country . There has been a shift in focus from 'every house- hold' to 'every adult', with added emphasis on usage of accounts by enhancing Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) flows through these accounts, promoting digi- tal payments through the use of RuPay cards, etc, an official statement quoted. The underlying pillars of PMJDY -- namely, bank- ing the unbanked, securing the unsecured and funding the unfunded -- has made it possible to adopt multi- stakeholders' collaborative approach while leveraging technology for serving the unserved and underserved areas as well, she observed. She also said the JAM (Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mo- bile) pipeline created through account holders' consent-based linking of bank accounts with Aad- har and mobile numbers of the account holders, which is one of the important pil- lars of the financial inclu- sion ecosystem, has ena- bled instant DBT under various government wel- fare schemes to the eligible beneficiaries. ‘JAN DHAN A BIG SUCCESS’ z The success of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) is reflected in terms of opening of 46 crore bank accounts with deposit balance of `1.74 lakh crore with its expanded coverage to 67% rural or semi-urban areas as well as 56% of women Jan Dhan account holders. RELIANCE CAPITAL BID ENDS ON MONDAY AMID CONCERNS New Delhi: The deadline for submission of bids for debt- ridden Reliance Capital Ltd (RCL) ends on Monday amid concerns of investors over the company’s most-valuable arm Reliance General Insurance Company. IDBI Trusteeship Services Limited acting in its capac- ity as a debenture trustee on behalf of Credit Suisse, had invoked the pledge of Reliance Capital’s 100% shareholding in Reliance General. —PTI OVL GETS 2-YEAR EXTENSION FOR VIETNAM OIL BLOCK New Delhi: India’s flagship overseas firm ONGC Videsh Ltd has got the seventh extension to explore for oil and gas in a Vietnamese block in the contested waters of the South China Sea, officials said. OVL, the overseas arm of state- owned ONGC, has secured extension of the exploration phase upto June 15, 2023, they said. It has not found any commercially recoverable oil in the 16 years. —PTI ADANI GROUP PLANS TO BUILD 1,000-MW DATA CENTRES IN NEXT TEN YEARS Panaji: Adani Group firm AdaniConneX is planning to build 1,000 megawatt data centres — almost double the present size of the total industry —over a period of 10 years, a senior company official said. AdaniConneX Senior Vice President and Head of Data Centre Business, Sanjay Bhutani said the the first seven data centres of the company will come up in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Bengaluru and Pune. “We are building 1,000 megawatt data centres,” Bhutani said. —PTI RELIANCE TO STREAM AGM ON VIRTUAL REALITY, FIVE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS New Delhi: Reliance Industries will on Monday broadcast its annual shareholder meeting simultaneously on a virtual reality platform as well as on five social media platforms as it takes another leap in digitally connecting people for its AGM. Reliance Chairman and MD Mukesh Am- bani will virtually address shareholders at the 45th annual general meeting on Monday afternoon, sources said. —PTI OTHER STORIES Washington (PTI): India is embarked on a journey to restore itself to the top of the global leadership ta- bles in terms of economy and prosperity, the head of an India-centric American business group has said, underlining that US com- panies are geared up to be part of the country's ambi- tious vision to become a $30 trillion economy . “I think it's clear that In- dia is going to grow in eve- ry decade of the 21st cen- tury. It's gonna rise to be one of the biggest econo- mies in the world, if not the biggest economy in the world, Atul Keshap, the president of the US India Business Council (USIBC) said. I've heard Indian of- ficials talk about India po- tentially becoming a $30 trillion economy,” he said. A lot of American com- panies and members of the USIBC understand and ap- preciate that vision, Kes- hap said.“India is em- barked upon a journey to restore itself to the top of the global leadership tables in terms of economy and prosperity . India used to oc- cupy as much as 25% of the global GDP. I think that po- tential is there,” he said. Keshap said that Ameri- can companies are excited and geared up to be part of India's ambitious journey . US in for India’s vision of $30 tn eco New Delhi (PTI): India's diesel exports fell by 11% in July and overseas ship- ment of petrol dropped by 4.5% after the government slapped a windfall profit tax on such sales, official data showed. Diesel exports dropped to 2.18 million tonnes in July from 2.45 million tonnes a month back, data from the Oil Ministry's Pe- troleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) showed. Similarly, petrol exports fell to 1.1 million tonnes from 1.16 million tonnes in June. India first imposed windfall profit taxes on July 1, joining a growing number of nations that taxes super normal profits of energy companies. Ex- port duties of `6 per litre were levied on petrol and aviation turbine fuel and `13 a litre on diesel. The duties were partial- ly adjusted in three rounds on July 20, August 2 and August 19, and have now been removed for petrol, with `7 per litre and `2 per litre remaining for diesel and ATF, respectively . In July, India exported 4.68 million tonnes of pe- troleum products, 82% of which was petrol, diesel and ATF. ATF exports were marginally down to 583,000 tonnes in July from 591,000 tonnes in the previous month, the PPAC data showed. Diesel exports in March touched the second highest level of 3.36 million tonnes, before tapering to 2.7 mil- lion tonnes in the following month. They rose to 3.05 million tonnes in May and fell to 2.45 million tonnes in June. The highest ever amount of diesel was ex- ported in April 2020 when 3.4 million tonnes of the fuel was shipped. Petrol ex- ports peaked at 1.6 million tonnes in March. Diesel export falls 11% in July after levy of windfall profit tax MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS z Diesel exports dropped to 2.18 million tonnes in July from 2.45 million tonnes a month back, data from the Oil Ministry’s Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) showed z Diesel exports in March touched the second highest level of 3.36 million tonnes, before tapering to 2.7 million tonnes in the following month z Petrol exports fell to 1.1 million tonnes from 1.16 million tonnes in June. It had peaked at 1.6 MT in March States peg kharif rice procurement at last year's level of 506 LT New Delhi (PTI): The state governments have pegged the rice procurement target for the 2022 Kharif market- ing season at around 506 lakh tonnes, the same as the last year's level, not- withstanding the likely marginal drop in the out- put, according to sources. However, the procure- ment estimates would be firmed up by the Union Food Ministry next week after deliberations with the state government officials, the sources added. The government pro- cures paddy and converts it into the rice at mills. The procurement of paddy grown in the Kharif season starts in October. The gov- ernment has fixed the MSP of 'common' grade paddy at `2,040 per quintal and 'grade A' at 2,060 per quin- tal for the 2022-23 market- ing year. = =
  • 9. NEW DELHI | MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2022 08 2NDFRONT www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epapers/delhi I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia Every time we enjoy the shade of a tree, we must plant or nurture one – this is the way humanity survives. —Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, CEO Editor-in-Chief, First India New Delhi (PTI): The Chief Justice of India U U Lalit-headed bench will hear the bail plea of Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan, a pe- tition of activist Gau- tam Navlakha and some important PILs on Mon- day, his first working day in the Supreme Court as the CJI. Justice Lalit was sworn in as the 49th Chief Justice of India on Saturday, a non- working day in the Su- preme Court. According to the cause list uploaded in the apex court website, CJI Lalit will hold the bench in the court num- ber one with Justice S Ravindra Bhat on Mon- day. Kerala-based jour- nalist Kappan, arrested in October 2020 while on his way to Hathras in Uttar Pradesh, where a young Dalit woman had died after allegedly be- ing gang-raped, has ap- proached the top court seeking bail in the case. A Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court had earlier this month rejected his bail application. Kappan was booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. His plea, on being mentioned for an ur- gent hearing, was di- rected to be listed on August 26 by former Chief Justice N V Ra- mana last week. Chief Justice Lalit, along with Justice Bhat, will also hear an appeal filed by human rights activist Navlakha, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, against the Bom- bay High Court order of April 26, rejecting his plea that he be placed under house custody in- stead of being lodged in prison.Thecaseagainst Navlakha and other ar- rested accused pertains to the Elgar Parishad conclave held in Pune on December 31, 2017. Police had alleged that the event was funded by Maoists. A bench headed by Chief Justice Lalit is scheduled to hear a number of fresh PILs on various issues, in- cluding a batch of pleas challenging the Karna- taka High Court verdict which dismissed peti- tions seeking permis- sion to wear Hijab in- side the classroom. Uzmi Athar New Delhi: India’s wheat production is projected to have de- clined nearly three per cent to 106.84 million tonnes in the 2021-22 crop year. The decline is likely to have been caused by a heatwave that resulted in shriv- elled grains in the northern states of Pun- jab and Haryana. There were reports that India was planning to import wheat in view of the shortage but the government denied it. This year, India re- corded its warmest March in 122 years with a severe heatwave scorching large swathes of the country in the month. The average temperatures observed pan-India in April was 35.05 degrees Celsius, which was the fourth- highest for the month in 122 years. Agriculture experts underscore the need to raise the issue of cli- mate change impacting India’s food security at the COP27 which is scheduled for Novem- ber. They say that COP27 can be a critical turning point. Shweta Saini, a sen- ior consultant at the In- dian Council for Re- search on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), said food se- curity and green ener- gies have to be balanced at these international negotiations. “For countries like India where the malnu- trition rate is very high and it is an agriculture- centric country, we feel the commitment for food security and green energies has to be bal- anced. So, while India is talking about biofuel, the question we should be looking at is whether food can be used for fuel,” she said. The National Policy on Biofuels, 2018 allows production of ethanol from damaged food grains like wheat and broken rice. Devinder Sharma, a food policy and agricul- tural trade expert, said at COP27, countries like India need to stop their “obsession” with GDP. “Till the economy is not structured in a way to radically challenge the climate crisis, noth- ing will change, and that is something that needs to be brought out in the discussions at COP27,” he said. The COP is the main deci- sion-making body of the United Nations Frame- work Convention on Cli- mate Change. —PTI CJI Lalit-led bench to hear pleas of Kappan, Navlakha Hearings in controversial cases taken up on first working day of the new CJI Siddique Kappan New Chief Justice of India UU Lalit Farmers harvesting wheat in Punjab. —REPRESENTATIVE PIC Gautam Navlakha UU Lalit was sworn in as the 49th CJI on Saturday. According to the cause list uploaded on the SC website, he will hold the bench in court number one with Justice S Ravindra Bhat New Delhi (ANI): The new entrant among do- mestic airlines, Akasa Air said that it suffered a mega data breach in- volving the personal details of its passengers onThursdayandshared it with the team of In- dian Computer Emer- gency Response Team (CERT-In), the airline informed on Sunday . “This is to inform you that a temporary technical configuration error related to our login and sign-up ser- vice was reported on Thursday, August 25, 2022,” Akasa Air said. It informed CERT-IN that details of fliers such as name, gender, phone number, and email id were leaked. The airlines claimed to have self-reported the leak to CERT-In, and the agency is now likely to conduct a thorough investigation to delve into the depths of the incident. Besides notifying the CERT-in, Akasa Air also sent emails on Sat- urday and Sunday to its passengers. It apolo- gised to its passengers for the error with the data and assured them that it would not hap- pen again. “We sincerely apolo- gize to you for any in- convenience caused as a result of this inci- dent,” Akasa Air said in the mail. Akasa Air suffers mega data breach Dropinwheatproductionin India‘duetoclimatechange’ UP’s 5 IAS officers empanelled as Joint Secretaries at the Center Akasa Air was promoted by the late Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. New Delhi (PTI): For- mer Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday embarked on a six-day tour to United Kingdom where he will address several public events organ- ised by the Indian dias- pora there. The former vice pres- ident is scheduled to ad- dress a gathering at a function organised by the Telugu Association of London to commem- orate the birth anniver- sary of writer, scholar and linguist, Gidugu Venkata Rama Murthy Pantulu, on August 29, which is celebrated each year as ‘Telugu Language Day’, sources close to him said. On August 31, Naidu will lay the foundation stone of the state-of-the- art Aum crematorium, the first for the Hindu community in the UK, at a function organised by Anoopam Mission, one of the branches of the Swaminarayan movement in UK. Built at a cost of sev- eral million pounds, Aum crematorium will serve the needs of mem- bers of the Hindu, Jain and Sikh communities in the UK. The former vice pres- ident is also scheduled to address an event or- ganised by the Overseas Friends of BJP (OFB- JP) on September 1 and is slated to return to India on September 3. Venkaiah Naidu off to 6-day UK tour Ahtesham Siddiqui Lucknow: 55 IAS offic- ers including 5 from the UP cadre have been em- panelled for the post of Joint Secretary at the Center. The officers are from the 2006 batch. From the UP cadre, Varanasi collector Kaushal Raj Sharma, ICDS Director Dr Sari- ka Mohan, Commis- sioner of Bareilly dis- trict Selva Kumari J, special secretary Na- tional Integration De- partment Pranjal Ya- dav, and secretary UPIC Abhishek Prakash have been empanelled. Sarika Mohan is cur- rentlyonleave.Theyare all 2006-batch IAS offic- ers. The most important name is Kaushal Raj Sharma, the Collector of Varanasi district, who has become a secre- tary after getting pro- motionbutstillhasbeen continuing as the DM. Sarika Mohan Selva Kumari J Kaushal R Sharma Abhishek Prakash Pranjal Yadav z z STRANGE EFFECT New Delhi (PTI): The main structure of the new Parliament build- ing has been completed and now the internal finishing work is going on, Tata Projects CEO and Managing Director Vinayak Pai said on Sunday . Tata Projects Ltd is constructing the new Parliament building which will have a grand constitution hall to showcase India’s demo- craticheritage,alounge for members of Parlia- ment, a library, multi- ple committee rooms, dining areas and ample parking space. “The main structure (of the new Parliament building) has been com- pleted. We are now at the stage where we are doing a lot of internal finishing work,” Pai told PTI in an interview. “... it is one of its kind, so the finishes are very well thought out by the architects, pro- curing that and doing all the finishing,” he added. The government has maintained that the winter session of Par- liament will be held in the new building being built under the Naren- dra Modi government’s ambitious Central Vista redevelopment project. Replying to a ques- tion on how Tata Pro- jects is coping with the challenge of high infla- tionary pressure, Pai said there are definitely challenges which most of the industries are facing as they rely on a lot on commodities. “So, one one thing which we have to con- stantly look at is pro- curing smart. So, we have long-term con- tracts on a lot of our bulk material purchas- es we do,” Pai said. The other thing, he said, is that many of the contracts have price variation clauses. “So, that gives us protec- tion. It might not really give us the full nature of the increase, but a good part of it gets mit- igated by those claus- es,” Vinnayak Pai said. Main structure of new Parliament complete: Tata Projects CEO ‘ONE OF ITS KIND’ lll We are now at the stage where we are doing a lot of internal finishing work, says Vinayak Pai, Tata Projects CEO The blueprint model of the new Parliament building. New Delhi (PTI): Streaming service Discovery+’s documen- tary “India’s Space Od- yssey” has won an award at the ContentA- sia Awards. Directed by Pria So- miah, the documentary captures the nation’s six-decade-long journey in space exploration. It bagged the award for best current affairs pro- gramme for a single Asian market at a cere- mony in Bangkok, Thai- land, on Friday . The other nominees in the category were “999: Jenayah Musim Banjir”, “Dangals of Crime”, “Gaganyaan Bharat Ki Antariksh Udaan” and “Money Mafia S2”. Narrated by actor R Madhavan, “India’s Space Odyssey” fea- tures different experts from ISRO (Indian Space Research Organi- sation) as well as space historians, researchers and ISRO’s former chairman Dr G Mad- havan Nair. The experts speak about their challenging yet wholesome journey working in India’s space programme and through the documen- tary, they highlight the country’s most revolu- tionising space develop- ments like the ‘Chan- draayan’ and ‘Man- galyaan’ missions. The documentary, produced by Miditech Studios for Warner Bros. Discovery / Dis- covery+ India, was re- leased in October 2021. The ContentAsia Awards included 23 cat- egories, and brings ContentAsia’s experi- ence, depth of knowl- edge and integrity into Asia’s Awards space, stated a press release. ‘India’s Space Odyssey’ wins Bangkok award The publicity image of the documentary. Narrated by R Madhavan, ‘India’s Space Odyssey’ features ISRO experts, space historians Varanasi (ANI): A 1991 plaintiff related to Var- anasi’s Gyanvapi case received death threats and police registered a case on Saturday . Harihar Pandey , aged 60, on August 24 re- ceived death threats from an unknown inter- national caller. After the call, he received some photos showing decapitation and soon those messages were de- leted. Police say the number is linked to Pakistan. Plaintiff in Gyanvapi case receives death threat
  • 10. S ushmita Sen penned down a sweet note expressing her heart- felt feelings on her daughter’s Alisah Sen’s 13th birthday. She also shared an emotional note, saying that she was a ‘better person’ as her mother. The Main Hoon Na ac- tress has shared several candid pictures of her daughter Alisah Sen on the occasion. Su- shmita wrote in the note for Alisah, “Happ- pyyyyy 13th Birthday to the love of my life!!! ‘Alisah’ means Noble, protected by God and a gift of God…all of which she truly is!!! I continue to proudly witness, the purity of love and the power of di- vinity in her eyes, in her beliefs, her em- brace and most impor- tantly, in her actions!!! P riyankaChopra is enjoying her weekend with her daughter Malti Marie. The global icon is quite active on her social media space and often shares bits and pieces from her personal lives. Priyanka has been treating her millions of fans and follow- ers to glimpses of the little bundle of joy . Keeping up with this trajectory ,afewmo- ments back, Pri- yanka took to the Instagram space yet again and shared a new vid- eo featuring her daughter. A lia Bhatt is currently on a pro- motion spree for her upcoming film Brahmastra Part One: Shiva. The film, the first part of thetrilogy ,isdirectedbyAyanMuk- erji. Now, Alia, shared a set of pic- tures of herself as she geared up for Brahmastra promotions and proud- ly flaunted her baby bump. Alia decided to show off her cute baby bump as she donned a red dress that featured black dots on it. In the pictures, Alia can be seen standing by a white wall and looking directly at the camera and she captioned the post: “another day another wall. 9th September BRAHMĀSTRA.” React- ing to the photos, Karis- ma Kapoor wrote: “So Pretty .” While Karan Joharadded:“Love.” Soni Razdan and Shaheen Bhatt also poured love in the comments section. s you might a l r e a d y know, Shru- ti Haasan is in Turkey at the moment to film Prakash Kovelamu- di’s directorial Once Upon a Teardrop. The Salaar actress took to Instagram and posted a string of photographs from her recent work trip, she cap- tioned the post with an evil eye and blue heart emoji. Not too long ago, Shruti Haasan was asked about the film in- dustry being overtly male-dominated. The actress went on to say that art of every kind is simply a reflection of the society we live in, “I think we live in a male-dominated society . I don’t think it’s fair to single out cinema as cinema is a reflection of tell- ing stories of what we see. Sometimes it becomes a chicken and egg sit- uation but mostly I would say art imitates life.” SASSY SIDE A K atrina Kaif is the epitome of beauty in the Bollywood in- dustry. In a recent glimpse of such a trademark, Katrina Kaif was seen relaxing on a S u n d a y m o r n - ing while sharing her million-dollar smile leaving her fans to go gaga over it. Katrina Kaif, in her latest In- stagram post, was seen donning her cas- ual cream-coloured outfit with a sweet smile. She, too, highlights the importance of relaxing while being occu- pied in a tight work schedule. “Sunday vibes,” she wrote. Peculiarly, she at- tached the song ‘Come With Me by Surfaces’ in her post. The lyrics of the song are ‘So baby come with me…’. Is there a hidden mes- sage for her husband Vicky Kaushal? Only time will tell. SUNDAYVIBES Showers blessings!!! Brahmastra Promotions RavishingSara FUN-FILLED WEEKEND S ara Ali Khan is one of the most talented and most-loved ac- tress in Bollywood cur- rently . On Saturday evening, Sara was spot- ted by the paparazzi as she exited a popular restaurant in Mumbai with her friend and stylist Tanya Ghavri, whoworeablackdress. In the photos, the ac- tress was seen wearing a stunning off-shoul- der beige coloured jumpsuit as she made her way to the car after leaving the eatery . She kept her makeup sub- tle yet glowy . Shruti Haasan Her post... Alia Bhatt Her post... Katrina Kaif Sushmita Sen Priyanka Chopra Her post... Sara Ali Khan Her post... www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/delhi I twitter.com/ thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia 09 NEW DELHI | MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2022
  • 11. 10 ETC NEW DELHI | MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2022 www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epapers/delhi I twitter.com/thefirstindia facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia F A C E O F T H E D A Y AKANKSHA SONI, Digital Creator ARIES MAR 21 - APR 20 A trip with friends will be both enjoyable and therapeutic. Family life will remain stable and provide you a firm foundation from where to venture forth. This is the best time for launching your ideas at work. Money multiplies through excellent financial planning. The day turns out well for you. LIBRA SEPT 24 - OCTOBER 22 Switching to healthy foods will be the key to remaining fit and active. A family issue may need to be deliberated upon, so that it does not disturb domestic harmony. An out of town invitation will tempt some to undertake the journey. Spirituality may bring a special meaning to your life. TAURUS APR 21 - MAY 20 Meeting someone new is likely to enlarge your social circle. Something you had wanted for the home may be gifted to you. Your ideas will work on the professional front and speed up the progress. Your financial condition is not bad, but you do possess the potential to earn much more. SCORPIO OCT 23 - NOVEMBER 22 Change of diet will improve health. A difference of opinion may pit you against a family elder. Those compelled to travel are likely to find interesting company. Some of you will be able to add to your wealth and even plan to buy property. You are set to enjoy the exclusive company of people. GEMINI MAY 21 - JUNE 21 Businesspersons are likely to do good business today and earn well. The day proves excellent for you, both personally and professionally. Appease someone in the family to have your way.You may have to put your foot down against a trip you are reluctant to go on. SAGITTARIUS NOV 23 - DEC 22 Time is favourable as your real estate investments start giving handsome returns. An official trip is likely to keep you tied up. Your help and support to a youngster will help boost his or her self-confidence. Those trying to achieve their professional targets will succeed. CANCER JUNE 22 - JULY 23 You will be able to get the study stream you desire on the academic front. Going is likely to get better on the professional front. Purchasing a new car or an expensive appliance is indicated. Children can keep you entertained. The day is favourable to get a project underway. CAPRICORN DEC 23 - JAN 20 Your professionalism is likely to be praised at work. Someone’s unexpected arrival at home threatens to upset your personal plans. Seeing new places, meeting new people is in store for some. There is nothing that can go wrong today, except things involving property. LEO JULY 24 - AUGUST 23 Some additional perks can be expected by those in the private sector. An enjoyable outing is on the cards for some. Family life will cruise along smoothly and give you time for rest and recoup. A promotion or a prestigious appointment is in store for those in a government job. AQUARIUS JAN 21 - FEB 19 Those in the financial sector can hope to start making profits. You may think up ways of improving your health. A major renovation work may be undertaken at home. A journey is likely to take you down the memory lane. Travel stars look bright for some, especially for overseas travel. VIRGO AUG 24 - SEP 23 Things move positively on the academic front and encourage you to give your best. Good man management will help you in completing a project or assignment in time. Travelling with your near and dear ones to the countryside will prove immensely fulfilling. PISCES FEB20 - MARCH 20 You are likely to experience a positive phase in your existence. Favourable decision can be expected regarding a piece of property under dispute. Those in tourism and hospitality sectors will find new opportunities knocking at their door. You may take the initiative of organising a family gathering. YOUR DAY Horoscope by Saurabbh Sachdeva FROM BATHROOMS FROM BATHROOMS TO GLAMOUR ROOMS TO GLAMOUR ROOMS n the last few years, we have seen a great change in the design and conceptualisa- tion of The Bathrooms. From being just a functional space to one that is central to a home, in terms of style and well-being. Two decades ago the bath was an after- thought tucked into a part of the house that could not be used to put to better use and had no distinction. At that time, it was the plumber who ‘de- signed’ the space and helped to make choic- es out of a well- thumbed catalogue. Often the space was shared, and small and the objective was to get in and out quickly. Today the story is very different. While the rest of the home has become open-plan to suit modern socia- ble lifestyles, the bathroom has become an even more private space, offering an es- cape from the habitat of life. It is now more focused on personal wellness. Everything in our lives has be- come so busy that we are always looking for a place to do some- thing for ourselves, and the bathrooms. To enhance the comfort, luxury and design of the toilets many brands have tied up with renowned designers to design an exclusive range of sanitaryware and bathroom fittings to give that plush feel. While luxury is of- ten associated with large bathrooms, there Is a growing fo- cus on creating small bathrooms that feel equally escapist. In small spaces, it’s the materials and fixtures that give you a chance to ramp up the sophis- tication. Large format stone and marble slabs with few joints are the designer’s choice along with a material palette of metals, paintings, mirrors, lighting pen- dants and other hand- crafted articles to en- hance the overall am- bience of the space. Finishes can com- pletely change the character of a prod- uct, from polished brass and copper which work beauti- fully with marble for a super luxe look to the use of terracotta or metallic tiles to give it a rustic and raw appeal. The architects and designers create these state-of-the-art luxury bathrooms keeping in mind the client brief, requirements and budget transforming the bathrooms into glamour rooms. I RUBY GOSWAMY cityfirst@firstindia.co.in
  • 12. eauty and confidence spread on the run- way with the tunes of western music in the grand finale of Mrs Rajasthan-2022 of Fusion Group organised at Arya En- gineeringCollegeAuditorium,Jaipuron Sunday in which Jyoti Singh was de- clared the winner in the auditions held in three rounds. Taruna Sharma bagged the title of the first standby , Shivani Saini as the second standby ,PoonamPradhanasthirdRunnerUpand AnuPriya Doi as fourth Runners Up. TheChief GuestPanditSureshMishrainaugu- rated the pageant by lighting the lamp along with PawanGoyal,Chairmanof HotelSafariGroup, Arvind Agarwal, President of Arya Group of Colleges, Devanshu Jain, Director of Gulabi Rasai and Vasu Jain Director of Jain Photos. The programme started with an energetic Ganesh Vandana dance performance by AJ Dance Group. The momentous finale wit- nessed three sequences namely (first) tradi- tional round, (second) one-piece western round and (third) ball gown round, in which the top 15 finalists were dolled up in gorgeous one-piece, gowns and par- ticipants presented unsurpassed talent and wooed the hearts of the jury by walkingtherampinmajesticdesigner clothes and enviable hairstyles by eminent designers Monika Aadwani and Kritika Soin. During which, the crowning of the best 5 contestants was done in beautiful ball gowns. The contestants flaunted the mag- ic of this exquisitely crafted Adorn Designer Gown on the ramp. A royal, classy and bold makeover by Geetu Sachdeva, beauty expert at Sparsh Salon, added a new dimension to the look of the top finalist. The jury panellists of this beauty pageant contest included Simran Sharma, Mithali Kaur, Mukesh Mishra, Pooja Agarwal, Arshad Hussain, Pankaj Ojha and Ajay Singh Meena. Everyone carefully ex- amined the beauty , style and stage etiquette of each contestant. In the same episodes, the top finalists of the contest were given sub-titles in various categories. Pooja Nathawat bagged the title of Mrs Rajasthan-2022 Talented,JyotiPatodiaforPersonality , Dr Preeti Jain for Confidence, Chan- drakala for Sparkling Smile, Shivani Saini for Photogenic, Jyoti Singh for Ramp walk, Poonam Pradhan for Style Diva, Taruna Sharma for Best Hair, Neha Sharma for Iconic Eyes, Priyanka Gautam for Eternal Beau- ty , Deepali Jain for Viewers Choice, Priyanka Agarwal for Rising Star, Rekha Johri Radiant for Skin and Anupriya Doi for Mrs Ra- jasthan-2022 Vivash were given sub-titles.Intheend,organisers YogeshMishraandNimisha Mishra thanked all the visitors. The choreogra- pher was Shah Rukh Khan and photographer VasuJain.Theceremo- ny was hosted by Kumkum Choudhary . UTTKARSHA SHEKHAR uttkarshashekhart@firstindia.co.in CROWN THAT WON’T LET YOU DOWN! B —PHOTOS BY SANTOSH SHARMA Yogesh Mishra and Nimisha Mishra with (L-R) Gargi, Bhavlin Kaur, Suhani, Priyan, Sanjana, Himadri, Mansi, Simran, Mittali, Tarushee, Navita, Sapna, Riya, Asha, Khushi, Gaurvanvi, Kumkum, Shahrukh, Anupriya, Jyoti, Poorvi, Poonam, Taruna and Shivani Mrs Rajasthan 2022 winner Jyoti Singh, 1st Runner up Taruna Sharma, 2nd Runner Up Shivani Saini, 3rd Runner Up Poonam Pradhan and 4th Runner Up AnuPriya Doi ETC www.firstindia.co.in I www.firstindia.co.in/epapers/delhi I twitter.com/thefirstindia facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia NEW DELHI | MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2022 11