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Naresh Sharma & Kamal Kant
Jaipur
On Thursday, CMAshok
Gehlot’s ‘Game Chang-
er’ Mobile scheme was
‘showcased’ in a spec-
tacular ceremony at Birla
Auditorium under which
free smart phone distri-
bution ceremony for 40
lakh women of State was
carried out. Overall, 1
crore 35 lakh women will
get such smartphones be-
fore the elections. Along
with bringing votes for
Gehlot, there will be a
kind of IT revolution, es-
pecially among women
in rural areas. Informa-
tion about all schemes of
Gehlot and news of coun-
try and abroad will be
available on mobile only
and BJP is keeping a
close watch on Gehlot’s
mobile revolution. Inau-
gurating the scheme by
pressing button of remote
and providing smart-
phones to beneficiary
women and students, CM
Ashok Gehlot said, “The
decisions of the State
government are continu-
ously creating history.
Rajasthan is number one
in country in field of in-
formation technology.
Now, the Indira Gandhi
Smartphone Yojana will
become a big medium of
women empowerment
along with revolution in
IT sector.” MORE ON P8
Jaipur, Friday | August 11, 2023
RNI NUMBER: RAJENG/2019/77764 | VOL 5 | ISSUE NO. 66 | PAGES 12 | `3.00 Rajasthan’s Own English Newspaper
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campaign, urges people to
hoist tricolour at home. This
drive will run till August 15.
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FORECAST INDIA bloc’s no-confidence motion defeated following a voice vote in Parl
NO-TRUSTMOTION
‘BITESTHEDUST’!
 PM led a tirade against INDIA alliance
in 2-hr speech while replying to no-trust
motion brought against his government
 Opposition walks out amid PM Modi’s
reply to a debate in Lok Sabha; PM Modi
says they want to speak but cannot listen
Moni Sharma
New Delhi
INDIA bloc’s no-confi-
dence motion was de-
feated in LS on Thursday
following a walkout by
the Oppn parties during
PM Narendra Modi’s
speech. PM Modi vowed
to bring peace to NE
state at the earliest. Modi
said, “You (Cong) have
never tried to understand
emotions of NE. I have
visited 50 times. This is
not just a data, this is
dedication towards NE.
Whose govt was there in
Manipur when Mahatma
Gandhi’s picture was not
allowed in govt offices,
whose govt was there in
Manipur when the deci-
sion to not allow nation-
al anthem in schools was
taken?... Their (Oppn)
pain is selective. They
cannot think beyond
politics.” P5
THE WINNER
TOP QUOTES FROM
PM MODI’S SPEECH
 The world respects
India because people of
the country have started
believing in themselves
and the nation.
 How can the Opposi-
tion talk about Bharat
Mata’s murder, when
they themselves cut
Bharat Mata in 3 pieces.
 Our Constitution
framers had criticised
dynastic politics be-
cause it is harmful for
common people’s rights.
 In West Bengal, TMC
is against the Left, but
fight together in New
Delhi. Remember what
the Left did to Adhir
babu in year 1991.
 I in INDIA (Oppn
bloc) stands for ar-
rogance of 26-parties of
Oppn, and the other I
stands for the arrogance
of one family.
 Our mantra of ‘re-
form, perform and trans-
form’, as well as proper
planning and hardwork
have taken country to
the new heights.
 When you (Opposi-
tion) bring the no-confi-
dence motion again in
2028, India will be the
3rd largest economy.
 Opposition couldn’t
prepare for debate on
no-confidence motion in
5 years, even its sympa-
thisers are disappointed
by them now.
A photo collage of expressions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi replying on the Motion of the No-
Confidence in the Lok Sabha during the Monsoon Session of Parliament in New Delhi on Thursday.
The floor-
test was
more for
Opposition
than the
government.
NARENDRA MODI,
PRIME MINISTER
GOVERNMENT MOVES BILL FOR SELECTION
OF POLL PANEL, NO CJI IN COMMITTEE
Govt introduced a Bill for
establishing a committee of
PM, LoP in LS, and a Cabi-
net minister nominated by PM to
select members of ECI. Union Law
Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal intro-
duced Bill amid din in RS. SC had
in March ruled that a panel of PM, LoP and CJI will
pick CEC, and ECs, subject to law made by Parl.
LOK SABHA SUSPENDS ADHIR RANJAN
CHOWDHURY FOR ‘GROSS MISCONDUCT’
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
was suspended from LS on Thursday for his
alleged ‘unruly behavior’ during the debate
on the no-confidence motion. His suspension was
in response to a resolution moved by BJP leader
Pralhad Joshi, which was accepted in Parliament on
Thursday. He will remain suspended until the Privi-
leges Committee submits its report on the matter.
India is in a unique position of being opti-
mistic and positive about its future growth
when the global economy
is struggling with the twin
challenge of high inflation
and slow growth. Earlier
governments used to sell
dreams to people while the
present regime is fulfilling
the dreams.
NIRMALA SITHARAMAN,
UNION FINANCE MINISTER
Prime Minister is not a God that he
cannot come to the House.
Pradhan Mantri ke aane
se kya hone wala hai, kya
parmatma hai woh? Yeh
koi bhagwan nahi hai”.
MALLIKARJUN KHARGE,
LEADER OF
OPPOSITION
IN RS
The power of no-confidence motion has
brought the Prime Minister in the Parliament
today. None of us were thinking about
this no-confidence motion. We were
only demanding that PM Modi
should come to the Parliament and
speak on the Manipur issue.
ADHIR RANJAN,
LEADER OF OPPN IN
LOK SABHA
The ideology of seeing India divided is
yours, not ours. I have spent 20 years
in Parliament, but I have never
seen something like this.
Those who brought the no-
confidence motion do not
have confidence in it. This
Prime Minister has connected
the Northeast with the
world.
JYOTIRADITYA SCINDIA,
UNION MINISTER
Air India Anew
AI unveils new logo, branding, plane livery
Travellers will see the new logo by Dec 2023
First India Bureau
New Delhi
Air India on Thursday
unveiled a new brand
identity and new aircraft
livery as the airline plans
to transform its fleet with
a historic purchase of 470
new aircraft in a multi-
billion-dollar deal. ‘The
Vista’ is inspired by the
peak of the gold window
frame, which airline said,
“signifies limitless pos-
sibilities, progressiveness
& airline’s bold new out-
look.” Travellers will see
new logo by end of De-
cember this year, when
AI’s first Airbus A350
enters the aircraft fleet.
Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrashekaran and Air India CEO & MD
Campbell Wilson unveil AI’s new logo in New Delhi on Thursday.
Our transformative new brand reflects an ambition
to make Air India a world-class airline serving guests
from around the globe, and that represents a new
India proudly on the global stage.
CAMPBELL WILSON, AIR INDIA CEO
Tata-group-owned
airline said the new
logo, ‘The Vista’
,
“captures essence of
bold new India, which
marks a milestone
in its Vihaan.AI
transformation”
GEHLOT’S ‘GAME CHANGER’ MOBILE SCHEME
CM ASHOK
GEHLOT WAIVES
OFFSURCHARGE
ON FUEL IN
POWER BILLS
CM Gehlot on Thursday announced the abolition of fuel
surcharge for domestic and agricultural categories con-
suming over 200 units of electricity. “I announce the aboli-
tion of fuel charge for all consumers of the State. This will put an
extra burden of `2,500 crore which will be borne by State govt,”
he said. He said that it was public demand and whether it is agri-
culture or domestic consumer, there will be no fuel surcharge.
CM Ashok Gehlot presents smartphones to young women during launch of ‘Indira Gandhi Smartphone Scheme’, at Birla Auditorium
in Jaipur on Thursday. Also present here during occasion are Govind Singh Dotasra, Usha Sharma & Akhil Arora. SUNIL SHARMA
CM Ashok Gehlot shares a lighter moment with Dr Jagdeesh Chandra
in presence of Govind Singh Dotasra, Usha Sharma and others.
The intention of the
State government is
to make Rajasthan as
one of the leading
states of the country
by the year 2030.
ASHOK GEHLOT,
CHIEF MINISTER
With Indira Gandhi
Smartphone Yojana,
general public will get
info about schemes
and they will be able
to get the full benefit.
GOVIND SINGH DOTASRA,
PCC CHIEF
1.35 cr women of Chiranjeevi families will
be given smartphones with 3 yrs internet
 In 1st phase, distribution of smartphones
to 40 lakh women and girl students begin
 CM Gehlot also releases the Digital Sakhi
Handbook: ‘Seekho Digital, Sikhao Digital’
HC RELIEF FOR ELON MUSK’S X IN
CASE AGAINST BLOCKING ORDER
Karnataka HC on Thursday directed X
(formerly Twitter), Elon-Musk owned
platform, to deposit `25 lakh or half of
penalty that was imposed earlier. P5
DAS: NATIONS LIKE JAPAN, FEW
FROM WEST, INTERESTED IN UPI
RBI Guv Shaktikanta Das said UPI
system is a work in progress as it works
towards linking it with more overseas
counterparts, some in West & Japan. P6
The income from investments of LIC, largest investor
in stock markets, rose 29.8% to `90,309 cr in quarter
under review, compared with `69,571 cr in last fiscal.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
ED on late Wednesday
night arrested suspended
DoIT Joint Director Ved
Prakash Yadav and took
him for questioning. Ya-
dav was earlier held by
the police in connection
with recovery of `2.31
crore and 1 kg gold from
an almirah at the Yojana
Bhawan located near
Secretariat in Jaipur. On
Thursday, a court sent
him on remand for four
days. ED suspects mon-
ey, gold belongs to some
senior leader of State &
he was just a pawn. P3
First India Bureau
Kota
Another coaching stu-
dent died by suicide in
Kota on Thursday.
17-year-old Manish Pra-
japati died by hanging.
The deceased was a resi-
dent of Azamgarh in UP.
The suicides was coach-
ing students are not stop-
ping in Kota. Mahavir
Nagar police station is
engaged in the investiga-
tion of the case. It is 21st
such case this year. On
August 5, a 17-year-old
JEE aspirant allegedly
hanged himself in his
hostel room.
DoIT Jt dir on 4
days remand, a
leader on radar
Again! Coaching
student dies by
suicide in Kota
Indian Army chief General
Manoj Pande with General
Sir Patrick Sanders, Chief of
General Staff at Horses Guards
in London on Thursday.
IN BRIEF
SuSwagatam: Portal for
e-passes to enter SC
New Delhi: CJI DY
Chandrachud on Thursday
announced the launch of
‘SuSwagatam’, the Su-
preme Court’s new initia-
tive for generating entry
passes online and to help
those who need to visit
the apex court premises
for official or case-related
purposes regularly.
NCLT ok’s $10 bn merger
between Zee and Sony
New Delhi: The National
Company Law Tribunal
(NCLT) on Thursday ap-
proved the merger be-
tween Zee Entertainment
Enterprises Ltd and In-
dia’s unit of Japan’s Sony
(now Culver Max Enter-
tainment), a deal that was
announced in 2021. NCLT
dismissed all objections.
36 die in Hawaii wildfires,
people jump into ocean
Kahului: At least 36 peo-
ple have died after wild-
fires, fanned by winds
from a faraway hurricane,
devastated much of the re-
sort city Lahaina on Ha-
waii’s Maui island, the
Maui County said late on
Wednesday. Some people
fled into ocean to escape
the smoke and flames.
First India Bureau
Churu
The Leader of the Oppo-
sition Rajendra Rathore
on Wednesday said that
Chief Minister Ashok
Gehlot was engaged in
saving his government
for four years and now
making false announce-
ments when only four to
five months are left for
the assembly elections.
He said that the CM had
announced in the last
budget to distribute
smartphones to 1.32
crore women but after so
much time, only 40 lakh
women will be given the
phone. Rathore also al-
leged that there was cor-
ruption in the scheme.
The BJPleader also al-
leged that even in the
food packet distribution
scheme which is going to
start, a particular com-
pany is being benefitted.
On OBC reservation,
Rathore said that the
Chief Minister is only
doing politics on the is-
sue, whereas the state
government has not com-
pleted the necessary ac-
tion for this reservation.
Taking a jibe at the Chief
Minister, Rathore said
that when former Con-
gress President Rahul
Gandhi came to Ra-
jasthan, the Chief Minis-
ter ran to receive him
whereas for the last sev-
eral days he was away
from public life due to
injury in feet.
Rajendra Rathore said
that the face of the Chief
Minister in the Congress
party in the last election
was Sachin Pilot but Ge-
hlot became the Chief
Minister and now the he
is talking about becom-
ing CM again.
WORLD TRIBAL DAY
‘Giveopportunitytotribalsfordevp’
First India Bureau
Gangapur City
tate President of
Eastern Ra-
jasthan Canal
Project Kisan Vikas
Samiti, Ramniwas Mee-
na said that in many
provinces and villages,
tribal people are leading
an insecure life and are
away from mainstream
of development. In such
a situation, the govern-
ment should provide
proper development op-
portunities with security.
Meena was addressing
the cultural and felicita-
tion ceremony organized
on the occasion of World
Tribal Day at Aluda tem-
ple complex of village
Paldi in Nadauti subdivi-
sion as the chief guest.
BSP candidate from Ka-
rauli Ravindra Meena
was also specially pre-
sent on this occasion.
Ravindra said that the
strength of tribal society
is the great men of the
society. “We all should
take inspiration from
their life and ensure our
participation in nation
building,” he said.
Ramniwas Meena and Ravindra Meena. (Right) The gathering in Gangapur City on Thursday.
S
RAJASTHAN 02
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Raj to host six games in
National School Games
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Rajasthan will host six
national school events
in Tennis, Basketball,
Judo, Weightlifting,
Softball and Kabaddi.
This will be the first
time that national com-
petitions of six games
are being held in the
state simultaneously.
As per the schedule,
tournaments of Tennis
will be held in Jodhpur
in the first week of De-
cember 2023, Basket-
ball in Barmer in the
second week of Decem-
ber 2023, Judo in Sri
Ganganagar in the first
week of February 2024,
Softball in Bikaner in
the first week of No-
vember 2023, Kabaddi
in Jaipur in the first
week of January 2024
and Weight Lifting in
Bikaner. “This will give
further boost to the
school sports activi-
ties,” Education Minis-
ter BD Kalla said.
Financialapprovalof`21.56cr
given for residential schools
ABVP Nyay Yatra completes 181
kms in 7 days, reaches Jaipur
First India Bureau
Jaipur
The state government is
working to provide qual-
ity education and better
residential facilities to
students of the deprived
sections of the state.
In this sequence, CM
Gehlot has given finan-
cial approval of Rs
21.56 crore for the
modernization and
developmentofbasic
facilities in the
residential
schools run by Social Jus-
tice and Empowerment
Department.
With this decision,
open gym, sports mate-
rial, chapati machine,
smart interactive teach-
ing board along with
various teaching materi-
als will be available in
these residential
schools. Various
works of mainte-
nance, repair and
construction can be
done in these
schools.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Akhil Bharatiya Vid-
yarthi Parishad’s Nyay
Yatra reached Jaipur
from Karauli on Thurs-
day after travelling 181
kilometres in seven
days against the Ra-
jasthan government.
During this, a Nyaya
Sabha was organized at
Ghoomar Pandal of Ra-
jasthan University.
ABVP workers from
across the state were
called. The hot weather,
however, dissuaded peo-
ple from gathering there.
Leaders were seen giving
speeches while most of
chairs were empty.ABVP
National General Secy
Yajnavalkya Shukla said,
“Crimes have become
rampant. Youth are not
getting employment.
ABVP workers will fight
for the people.”
ABVP members at Nyay Yatra near Jaipur on Thursday.
Boy arrested for raping
minor in Jpr public park
House of Niranjan Meena
murder accused razed
CaseagainstJoshiforpoliceremark
First India Bureau
Jaipur
A boy has been arrested
for raping a seven-year-
old girl, when she was
playing with her siblings
at a park in the Banipark
area. The accused lured
her with a chocolate and
then took her to a wash-
room on the pretext of
giving her water and
reaped her. The victim’s
mother told the police
that the incident hap-
pened on August 9.
The woman said that
her daughter came home
crying and narrated her
ordeal. She went to the
park and the girl pointed
at the accused boy. Dur-
ing interrogation, the ac-
cused identified him as
Vishwajit Roy. FIR has
been registered against
the accused under POA-
CO Act. RLP’s Hanu-
man Beniwal took cog-
nizance of the case.
Monu Singh Rajawat
Dausa
The house of Niranjan
Meena murder accused
Sitaram was demolished
in Dausa district follow-
ing which the family
members of Meena ac-
cepted the dead body.
The house was construct-
ed illegally on an en-
croached land.
A team of the revenue
department examined the
land record and found the
house was an illegal en-
croachment. The house
was demolished by JCB
machines. Niranjan Mee-
na was beaten to death on
Tuesday night in Mehan-
dipur Balaji area by Sita-
ram and others. His fam-
ily members and rela-
tives had been demand-
ing arrest of the accused
and opening of history
sheet of accused, CO
Deepak Meena said.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Advocate Abhinav
Bhandari has lodged a po-
licecomplaintagainstBJP
State President CP Joshi
for his indecent remarks
on the police. BJP state
president CP Joshi had
commented against the
police in Bhilwara calling
them drunkards and dogs.
AvideoinwhichJoshiis
seenmakingthecomments
went viral recently. On the
basis of which, advocate
Bhandari gave a police
complaint to Malviya Na-
gar police station. He said
that CP Joshi’s statement
can provoke the common
people and incite riots.
Abhinav Bhandari,
Ramesh Motwani,
Gulshan Jain, Shreyas Pa-
reek, Mahesh Reshwal,
Bhupendra Punjabi and
others met DCP East
Gyanchand Yadav and
gave him a copy of the
complaint. The DCP has
instructed to probe the
matter. Besides, DGP
Umesh Mishra, ADG
Law and Order Anand
Srivastava, Jaipur Police
Commissioner Biju
Georgehavealsoreceived
similar complaints.
Rajendra Rathore speaking to public in Churu on Thursday.
ARD finds many
employees missing
in 3 govt offices
Rajasthan police
starts nine-day
Operation ‘Garima’
First India Bureau
Jaipur
ARD conducted surprise
inspection in 3 govern-
ment offices on Thursday
in Deputy Commission-
er, Commissioner Mu-
nicipal Corporation Civil
Line, JMC Heritage’s of-
fice, State Insurance near
Collectorate, GPAF’s of-
fice andVidyadhar Nagar
RTO. Attendance regis-
ters were seized. 35 out
of 41 gazetted and 167
out of 244 non-gazetted
staff were found absent.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
To prevent the incidents
of eve-teasing and har-
assment of women and
girls by miscreants out-
side school-college and
other crowded places,
Operation Garima, a
nine-day state-wide cam-
paign, will be conducted
from Thursday, August
10 to 18 by Rajasthan Po-
lice throughout the state.
Quick action will be tak-
en by identifying the mis-
creants and culprits.
SYNTHETIC TRACK
AT COST OF `6 CR
The state gov-
ernment is con-
stantly working
to encourage sports and
sportspersons in the
state. In this sequence,
Chief Minister Ashok
Gehlot has approved
a financial proposal of
Rs 6 crore for making
a synthetic track in the
Sports Complex of Raj-
asthan University. With
this, sports activities will
get a boost in state.
Class12th
girlfounddeadinawell,
teacheraccusedofrape&murder
Ashish Mittal
Sawai Madhopur
The body of a minor was
found in a well in Ha-
nutiya village of Bonli
police station area in
Sawai Madhopur. The
16-yr-old Class 12th girl
of a government school
was missing since Au-
gust 8. Her father had
registered a case against
a teacher of the school for
her alleged kidnapping.
In the report, the girl’s
father accused a teacher
working in the govern-
ment school, of kidnap-
ping. The villagers ac-
cused the teacher of rap-
ing and killing the girl
student. Expressing an-
ger, the villagers de-
manded that a case of
rape and murder be
lodged against the ac-
cused teacher. The teach-
er has been arrested and
a probe is on. Villagers
have accused the teacher
of rape and murder.
Meanwhile, RLP su-
premo Hanuman Beni-
wal took cognisance of
the case.
Villagers took the body & staged a protest till evening
TERRIBLE THURSDAY
The body of the victim was fished out on Thursday.
FOREST GUARD, WOMAN DIE BY SUICIDE BY
JUMPING INTO A DAM, BODIES TIED TOGETHER
TONK: MAN AND ELDERLY WOMAN DROWN IN A
POND, SDRF PULLS OUT BODIES AFTER 4 HRS
CP JOSHI SLAMS STATE GOVT FOR ANNOUNCING
OBC RESERVATION IN LAST FIVE MONTHS
Bhilwara: A forest guard and a woman he was in
a relationship with allegedly committed suicide by
jumping into a dam in Bhilwara district, police said
on Thursday. They were missing since Tuesday afternoon
and their bodies were found tied with a piece of cloth in the
Mandol dam on Wednesday evening, they added. Bijoliya
police station SHO Ugma Ram said the two were in touch
for the last couple of years, primary report revealed that
they were in a relationship. The deceased Naresh and
Nirmala met on Tuesday and went missing. Their phones
were switched off. Naresh’s father registered a missing
person report at the Mandalgarh police station on Tuesday.
A woman and a man drowned on Thursday after-
noon at a farm pond in Tonk district. The incident
occurred in Pathraj Kala
village in Mor police station
area. Local police called a team
of SDRF which pulled out the
dead bodies after about 4 hrs of
effort. SHO Ratan Singh said that
Badam Devi (60) had gone to the farm pond of Pathraj Kala
village and was taking out a buffalo, which had gone into
the pond during which she slipped. She screamed for help.
Sukh Lal (45) rushed to her rescue but he also drowned.
BJP state president CP Joshi on Thursday said
that the party’s legal team was studying the as-
pects related to the announcement of 6 percent
reservation to most backward castes of OBC in the
state. It seems that the government was made for five
months and not for five years therefore the government
is making announcements in the last five months. There
had been corruption in the last four and a half years and
now such announcements are being made,” he said.
CM Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday announced 6 percent
reservation for most backward castes of OBC in addition
to 21 percent for OBC.
CM engaged in saving
govt for 4 years: Rathore
The people of
Rajasthan are fed up
with the misrule of
the Congress and have
decided to form the
BJP government.
RAJENDRA RATHORE,
LEADER OF OPPN
Now the rape and murder of a girl child in the
school of Bonli, Sawai Madhopur, the Chief
Minister should tell where in the state, girls are
safe? @ashokgehlot51, @RahulGandhi, @priyanka-
gandhi I have a question, why don’t you take seriously
the rape and violence happening in Rajasthan?
CP Joshi @cpjoshiBJP
CAG AWARDS RAJASTHAN
RSGL honoured for excellent financial accounting
First India Bureau
Jaipur
he Rajasthan
State Gas Ltd.
has been award-
ed a Nil Comment Certifi-
catebytheCAGforexcel-
lent financial accounting
management during audit.
The information was giv-
en in the virtual annual
general meeting held at
Udyog Bhawan on Thurs-
day under the chairman-
ship of ACS Mines and
Chairperson RSGLVeenu
Gupta. She called it a big
achievement for any busi-
ness organization.
Gupta said that RSGL
has had an annual turno-
ver of Rs 88 crore 5 lakh
during the financial year.
“It has earned a net profit
of Rs 8.83 crore and there
has been a remarkable
growth in the annual turn-
over. Out of Rs 65 lakh as
dividend, Rs 32 lakh 50
thousand gal gas and Rs
32 lakh 50 thousand will
be given as dividend to
RSPCL,” she said while
adding that RSGL per-
formed well despite ad-
verse conditions like in-
crease in prices of natural
gas & petrol products.
RSGL MD Ranveer
Singh said that we are in
profit and activities of
RSGL would be rapidly
expanded for growth.
In the meeting, Finance
Secy Revenue KK Pathak
appreciated the achieve-
ments of RSGL. RSMM
GGM Arun Singh,
Gaurav Jain, RSPCL,
Hridayesh Kumar from
GAIL, Deepak Asija,
Ajay Sinha, and others
also participated.
Nirmal Tiwari
Jaipur
If everything goes ac-
cording to plan, then li-
ons will also be seen
roaming in selected for-
est areas in the state.
These days the forest de-
partment of the state is
planning to settle lions in
the forest on the lines of
tigers. Apart from this,
work can also be started
on Lion Safari in Bikaner
and Ajmer.
State’s Chief Wildlife
Warden Arindam Tomar
greeted wildlife lovers on
World Lion Day on
Thursday and also dis-
cussed in detail the de-
partment’s plan regard-
ing lions. “Asiatic Lions
in India are mostly found
in Gujarat. There has also
been a lot of success in
lion conservation. Earli-
er, lions were also found
in Rajasthan and in other
states also. We expect
that lions should be es-
tablished in forests in Ra-
jasthan in future as well,”
he said.
There is an Asiatic
Lion in the Nahargarh
Biological Park in Ra-
jasthan.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
The CS Usha Sharma dis-
cussed important issues
for timely implementa-
tion of Compressed Natu-
ral Gas (CNG) and do-
mestic Piped Natural Gas
(PNG) network in the
state in a meeting with the
Natural Gas Regulatory
Board (PNGRB) at Govt
Secretariat on Thursday.
Sharma said that the
priority of the state govt is
to complete the develop-
ment of the network in a
time-bound manner.
She also asked the rep-
resentatives of the board
to make provisions for
bringing PNG and CNG
in all govt houses, offices,
coloniesandhospitalsand
hotels in the state. She
said that natural gas is
cleaner than coal.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
According to official
sources, the ED started
working on the case from
the day the cash and gold
haul was recovered from
the almirah in May. The
ED team raided two loca-
tions of the Department
Of Information Technol-
ogy (DoIT) and started
the search.
First this matter had
reachedAshok Nagar po-
lice station, then it was
handed over to the ACB
by telling the case of
bribery. Nothing much
happened in the case af-
ter that but now after get-
ting solid evidence, the
ED has started its inves-
tigation at its level.
ED suspects that this
money belongs to some
senior leader of the state,
who was getting it ad-
justed using pawns like
Ved Prakash. The ED is
learnt to have asked the
DoIT for the details of
the items procured in the
last three years.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
On the instructions of CM
Gehlot, taking seriously
the incidents related to
eve-teasing and teasing of
women and girls, the Po-
lice Headquarters has is-
sued guidelines to all po-
lice officers on Thursday
to curb these incidents.
According to these in-
structions issued by Addl
DGP Crime Dinesh MN,
in case of challan in pro-
hibitory action on miscre-
ants enegaged in molesta-
tion, eve-teasing and
other unwanted acts
againstwomen,amention
of their actions will be
done in the character cer-
tificate. He said that on
receipt of a complaint in
this regard, a separate reg-
ister will be maintained
detailing preventive ac-
tions against the con-
cerned. On the basis of
this register, preventive
action will be mentioned
for molesting women and
girls and doing other un-
wanted acts in the charac-
ter verification.
The ADG said that on
the information of minors
molesting women and
girls and slandering, the
family members of the
minor would be called
and the miscreants would
be acted upon.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
A large number of trans-
fers have been done in the
urban local bodies (Mu-
nicipal Corporation, Mu-
nicipal Council and Mu-
nicipalities) of Rajasthan.
The list of 118 officers
includes officers of the
rank of Commissioners,
Revenue Officers (RO)
and Executive Officers
(EO). Jaipur Municipal
Corporation has sent out
almost most of the senior
officers from JMCG. A
total of 14 officers have
been transferred from
here.LSGreleasedthelist.
Navin Sharma
Jaipur
Anti corruption bureau
conducted raids in PHED
offices and seized 180
measurement books in
connection with Jal Jee-
van mission.
The ACB has also
called around 2 dozen
engineers including
chief secretary and su-
perintendent engineer to
ACB office for question-
ing in connection with
measurement books.
The engineers will have
to produce supporting
documents before the
acb officials.
Meanwhile, the ACB
produced all the accused
in the court on Thursday.
The ACB sought four
more days remand of
contractor Padam Jain as
the bureau did not want
to interrogate the remain-
ing 5 accused.
Abhishek Shrivastava
Jaipur
Anew provision has been
added to building bylaws
according to which de-
velopers will do the work
of plantation and pave-
ment construction on
roads attached to land.
The UDH dept has issued
an order in this regard.
The government also
gave relief to builders in
the matter of buildings
having height above 18
meters. Setback was re-
quired from 9 meter to
18 meter but now front
setback will be applica-
ble as per the table 4.1 or
one fourth of the height
of the building, which-
ever is higher.
Setback will also have
to be kept in buildings
where coverage area is
not 40 percent.
Veenu Gupta and other official during the meeting on Thursday.
Asiatic Lions in India are mostly found in Gujarat’s Gir National Park.  FILE
Usha Sharma with PNGRB officials in the meeting at Secretariat on
Thursday. Anil K Jain, Sandesh Nayak and others were present.
`2.31 crore  1 kg gold bar were recovered in May. FILE
RSGL has had an
annual turnover of
`88 cr 5 lakh during
the financial year and
performed well
despite adverse
conditions like rise in
prices of natural gas
 petrol products: ACS
T
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Rajjunglesmaythunderwith
roaroflionsfromGujarat’sGir
Forest dept plans to settle lions on the lines of tigers
World Lion Day celebrated
LIONSTOCOMEFROMGUJ
z Efforts are also being
made in Biological Park for
successful breeding of lions.
z To increase the family of
lions, a pair of Asiatic Lions
will be brought from Shakar
Bagh Zoo in Gujarat.
z Sitamata sanctuary,
Shahbad forest, Bhainsrod-
garh forest, Phulwari ki Naal
sanctuary are suitable for
lion’s rehabilitation in State.
z About 60-70 years ago,
there was also the kingdom
of Asiatic lions in Rajasthan,
which gradually ended.
CS asks PNGRB officials to
complete CNG, PNG work
NEW SCHEME TO GIVE JOB OPPORTUNITIES TO
SPECIALLY-ABLED PERSONS SOON: MIN S RAWAT
A new scheme will be started by the state govt to pro-
vide employment opportunities to the specially abled,
single women and other deprived sections in the
retail sector. Industries Min Shakuntala Rawat informed that
the state's specially abled people, single women, unmarried
women (above 30 years of age), abandoned, divorced, wid-
ows and other deprived classes, including other backward
classes (except creamy layer) will be eligible in the scheme.
People from Scheduled castes, scheduled Tribal, Economic
Weaker Section, Below Poverty Line will also be eligible.
She said that reputed private firms have been included in
the scheme for the purpose of giving job opportunities. The
private firms will open 1000 franchisees in the state.
Matter was under scanner of
ED from very start: Sources To curb crime, PHQ
issues order to all
police officials
Yojana Bhawan cash and gold haul
Courtesy Meet
Newly appointed Commissioner of Jaipur Police Biju George Joseph paid a courtesy
call on Governor Kalraj Mishra at Raj Bhavan on Thursday. This was Joseph’s first
meeting with the Governor Mishra after becoming the Commissioner.
ACBraidsinPHEDcase,
seizesover180JJMfiles
New norms to provide
relief to builders in Raj
First India Bureau
Kota
A minor, who at-
tempted suicide in
Kota onAugust 8 by
hanging herself
from the ceiling fan
at a hostel, died on
Thursday during
treatment. Her par-
ents outside the
mortuary had an al-
tercation and ac-
cusedoneanotherof
beating up the child.
However, the police
pacified them. The
reason for the mi-
nor’s suicide has not
been known.
Headconstableof
Mahavir Nagar po-
lice station Sabir
Hussain said that the
minor (14) lived
with her mother
Bhavna (40) in a
hostelintheCanton-
ment area of Ma-
havir Nagar area of
Kota. Her father,
Hemant Singh (42),
livesinRajgarh,MP.
Itissaidthatthehus-
band and wife often
quarrelled. The mi-
norhadhangedhim-
self onTuesday.The
cause of death is be-
ing probed.
14-year-old
girl hangs self
from ceiling
fan in Kota
118officersshiftedinurban
localbodies, mostlyEOs,ROs
HEADCONSTABLEFLEES
DURINGACBACTION
Barmer: A head
constable escaped
during ACB action
on Thursday in Barmer. Ap-
pearing in the Barmer ACB
office, a complainant lodged
a complaint that accused
Surendra Bishnoi, posted
in Police Station Chauhtan,
was demanding bribe in the
land related case.
Raje meets RSS’
Prakash Chandra
at Seva Sadan
Aishwary Pradhan
Jaipur
Former CM Vasundhara
Raje met RSS’ Prakash
Chandra at RSS office
Seva Sadan
in Jaipur.
The conver-
sation be-
tween the
two lasted
for about half an hour.
Prakash Chandra has
also been a former Gen-
eral Secretary of Bhar-
tiya Janata Party and has
strong grip on the poli-
tics of Rajasthan.At pre-
sent, Chandra is looking
after the responsibility
of the Laghu Udyog
Bharati.
LIST RELEASED FROM LOCAL SELF GOVT DEPT
z Deepika Gajraj as RO
in Municipality Gajsingh-
pur, shifted from JMCG.
z Devanand Sharma as
Tax Assessor at Munici-
pality in Kanod.
z Sangeeta Jain as EO
in Municipality, Todabhim.
z Parul Soni as RO in
Todaraisingh.
z Vidya Sen as RO
Municipality, Tapukda.
z Saroj Pareek as RO in
Municipality, Tijara.
z Monika Soni as EO in
Municipality, Niwai.
z Pramod K Sharma
as EO at Municipality in
Keshoraipatan.
z Geeta Karnani as EO
at Municipal Corporation
in Ajmer.
z Pawan Kumar Ma-
thuria as EO at Nagar
Municipality in Rupwas.
z Shyam L Jangid as EO
in Municipality, Hamirgarh
z Mamta Nagar as
Commissioner in Tonk.
z Karni Singh as Com-
missioner in Barmer.
z Ramkishore Mehta
as Commissioner in
Rajsamand.
Cops probing on spot in
Kota on Thursday.
PHQ: Mention of errant youth
in character verification now
TOP
TWEETS
SPIRITUAL SPEAK
Through selfless service,
you will always be fruitful
and find the fulfillment
of your desires.
BHAGAVAD GITA
IN-DEPTH
CLOSE RACE TO
BE THE FIRST ON
LUNAR SOUTH POLE
he race to land a spacecraft on the moon’s
South Pole has become exciting after Russia
announced its moon mission after a gap of
47 years. The date for the launch of Luna 25 is fixed
for August 11 and the expected date of landing is
August 23, the same as that of Chandrayaan-3 al-
though ISRO launched its spacecraft about a month
earlier. As far as moon missions go, the far more
experienced Russia will have a clear edge over India
in becoming the first country to land its spacecraft
on the hitherto unexplored ice-covered South Pole
which may hold the possibility of sustaining life.
Chandrayaan-3 has taken a longer route to save on
fuel. The Luna 25 has an estimated budget of US$200
million while the Chandrayaan-3 mission will come at
USD 75 million, much less than half its cost. As both
the spacecraft are aiming at a soft landing, one wishes
Chandrayaan-3 to be the first to reach its destination.
T
YET ANOTHER
GOVT STEP TO COOL
DOWN PRICES
ith wheat and rice prices refusing to come
down, the Central government has decided
to offload 50 lakh tonnes of wheat and 25
lakh tonnes of rice in the open market.At a time when
rising prices of the staple commodities have pushed
food inflation to a worrying level, offloading of rice
and wheat is a welcome move. Whether it will suc-
ceed in cooling down prices remains to be seen. The
government’s earlier supply side measures like ban
on wheat exports in May 2022, imposition of stock
limit on wheat for the first time in 15 years in June
this year and ban on export of non-Basmati white rice
in July 2023 did not
have the desired ef-
fect on prices. Union
Food Secretary San-
jeev Chopra is re-
ported to have said
that despite several
measures having
been taken to control
prices, “they have re-
fusedtocomedown”.
Not only in India
but the ban on export
of non-Basmati rice
has pushed prices of
the commodity to a
15-year high inAsian
markets. Global pric-
es of rice also surged
and people rushed to
super markets in the
US and Canada to
buy the Indian rice.
At the same time the
food basket overall
witnessed a contin-
ued rise in prices of
pulses, milk and vegetables too. It is feared that the
Consumer Price Index for July may cross 7 percent.
There are concerns over El Nino and the Ukraine
conflict which continues to stretch and hit supply of
food grains. The El Nino effect on domestic supply
may force India to import rice from Indonesia.
W
With wheat and rice
prices refusing to
come down, the
Central government
has decided to
offload 50 lakh
tonnes of wheat
and 25 lakh tonnes
of rice in the open
market. At a time
when rising prices
of the staple
commodities have
pushed food
inflation to a
worrying level,
offloading of rice
and wheat is a
welcome move
The Asiatic Lion is a source of
national pride as India’s emblem.
Their increasing numbers owe
credit to persistent conservation efforts
and remarkable community spirit in
Gujarat. On #WorldLionDay2023, my
heartfelt wishes to all dedicated to
their preservation.
Bhupender Yadav @byadavbjp
World Lion Day! This day is
celebrated with the aim of
raising awareness about the
conservation and promotion of lions.
There has also been a steady increase
in the population of lions in India over
the years. Many many congratulations
to all those working in this direction.
Narendra Singh Tomar @nstomar
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f someone is
a s k e d ,
“Who’s win-
ning the bat-
tle for reali-
ty?” they are most likely to
reply, “What battle?” Eve-
ryday reality presents itself
and gets taken for granted.
Nobody takes the time to
look at trees, clouds, stars,
and other people doubting
that they exist. If there is a
battle for reality — which
there certainly is — it takes
place in the arcane circles
of physics, which is
charged with deciding
where time, space, matter,
and energy come from.
The possible answers
have the capacity of rock-
ing your world. This won’t
seem like an outrageous
claim once the possible an-
swers supplied by different
theories in physics are laid
out very simply.
The leading answer to
where space, time, mat-
ter, and energy come
from are as follows:
z They come from the Big
Bang.
z They come from nothing
and nowhere, a pre-
created state beyond our
imagination.
z They come from another
universe that we are at-
tached to like a soap bub-
ble attached to a previous
soap bubble.
z They come from the
multiverse.
z No one will ever know.
None of these answers is
outlandish. There are bril-
liant thinkers, going back
to Einstein and the pio-
neers of quantum mechan-
ics, who devised each an-
swer. Just because physics
deals in advanced mathe-
matics doesn’t mean that
these answers don’t apply
to everyday life, including
everyone alive. To glimpse
the implications, take
away time, space, matter,
and energy. Instead, plug
in the word “I.”
Now the possible an-
swers become personal.
z I come from the Big Bang.
z I come from nothing and
nowhere, a pre-created
state beyond our imagina-
tion.
z I come from another uni-
verse that we are attached
to like a soap bubble at-
tached to a previous soap
bubble.
z I come from the multiverse.
z No one will ever know.
As before, none of these
answers is outlandish, be-
cause you are participating
in the universe, which
means that you are caught
up in where time, space,
matter, and energy come
from, not just 13.8 billion
years ago, but right now,
this very minute.The atoms
and molecules that consti-
tute your body are built
from subatomic particles
that wink in and out of ex-
istence from the so-called
virtual state where every-
thing exists as a possibility.
There is a huge gap be-
tween a possibility and the
real world. This is the
place where the battle for
reality is taking place. In-
triguingly, one answer, the
multiverse, has such a
strong appeal to the imagi-
nation that it has been
adopted by Marvel Comics
in their hugely successful
movies, so that the mil-
lions of viewers who see
Dr. Strange or the Aveng-
ers takes a trip to the mul-
tiverse along the way.
It appears that popular
culture has gotten involved
in the battle for reality, even
though the issue isn’t stated
out in the open. For a very
long time everyone could
go along with reality the
way it looks when you gaze
out the window (technical-
ly known as naïve realism).
But quantum physics and
Einstein’s theory of relativ-
ity blew up this viewpoint
more than a century ago.
In the intervening dec-
ades the battle lines have
shifted this way and that, so
how do things stand now?
First, everything is up for
grabs as never before. Too
manycontradictingtheories
have been proposed for a
singleonetobecorrect(this
depressing conclusion was
theonethatthelateStephen
Hawking reached in his last
book, The Grand Design).
Second, there is no longer
any reassurance that any-
thing exists on its own. It
takestheinsertionofamind
— belonging either to a sci-
entist measuring a particle,
youandIobservingtheeve-
rydayworld,orGoddream-
ing up creation — to make
possibilitiescrossthegapto
become reality.
The speed of accelera-
tion in this regard has been
speeding up in recent dec-
ades. The vast majority of
physicists still accept naïve
realism in their daily life,
despite the fact that every
experiment every done in-
dicates that at the level
where time, space, matter,
and energy originate, naïve
realism is 100% wrong.
Now, however, there are so
many holes in so many
theories, and such a mass of
contradictions, that more
physicists are beginning to
concede that new answers
must be found.
Otherwise, reality re-
mains like a ghost, hover-
ing between existence and
non-existence. It’s a very
peculiar state of affairs.
What is the way out?
Without taking sides, a
picture of reality that has
any chance of widespread
acceptance needs to do
the following:
z It must allow everyday
reality to exist in some
form acceptable to people
in general.
z At the same time, it must
include the peculiar
behavior of the quantum
world, from which every-
day reality springs.
z It must accept the theory
of relativity, which has
been verified many times
over. Unfortunately, quan-
tum mechanics has also
been proved many times
over, and the two theories
contradict one another.
z Reality must include mind,
not just matter. There has
to be a way to explain
them together instead of
insisting that only matter is
really real.
z The incredible unfolding
of evolution that produced
life on Earth must be
explained.
z The fact that the laws of
nature mesh with unbeliev-
able precision must be ex-
plained. A shift of less than
one part in a billion could
have doomed the cosmos
to vanish within millisec-
onds after the Big Bang.
This list is far from com-
plete, but there are enough
big issues in it to convey
how so many brilliant
minds could be so muddled
despite their best theories.
What is so hard to face
is that the basic problem,
the cause for so much fun-
damental disagreement, is
actually very simple. We
have been fighting the bat-
tle for reality one issue at a
time. Each item on the list
has created theories, spec-
ulations, articles, and
books ad infinitum while
in the end getting nowhere.
An “Aha!” moment
dawns when you see that
reality isn’t composed of
parts. It is one thing, a
wholeness. No explanation
of reality can succeed by
proceeding one piece at a
time. Either you grasp the
whole thing or else it shat-
ters like a stained-glass
window struck by a ham-
mer. Once the picture de-
picted in the window is
smashed to pieces, the pic-
ture ceases to exist. Like-
wise, subdividing reality
into shattered fragments
loses the wholeness — the
big picture — that is reality.
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY
THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL
SCIENCE IS
INVINCIBLE
Can science reach this
“Aha!” moment? The odds
are strongly against it,
because science by its very
nature subdivides a problem
into manageable parts, a
method known as reduc-
tionism. Reductionism has
succeeded in giving us the
modern world and our total
dependence on technology.
As a world view, science
seems invincible, and its
chief tool is reduction-
ism — you can’t have one
without the other. With that
path closed off, the battle for
reality moves to the streets.
Ordinary people must grapple
with how their personal reality
was created. To me, that’s
a mystery that can only be
solved by dealing with the
one ingredient common to all
experience — consciousness.
Millions of people are delving
into consciousness as never
before, which is a hopeful
sign. In the end, without
resorting to a crystal ball, I’d
venture that reality itself will
only be explained through
consciousness as the ulti-
mate creator. If this is going
to be the ultimate answer
that restores wholeness to
reality, it is very worthwhile
to have a vision of the
outcome in advance.
WHO’SWINNINGTHE
BATTLEFORREALITY?
I
None of these answers is outlandish. There are
brilliant thinkers, going back to Einstein and the
pioneers of quantum mechanics, who devised each
answer. Just because physics deals in advanced
mathematics doesn’t mean that these answers don’t
apply to everyday life, including everyone alive. To
glimpse the implications, take away time, space,
matter, and energy. Instead, plug in the word “I”
DEEPAK
CHOPRA
The writer is MD,
FACP, FRCP founder of the
Chopra Foundation,
a non-profit entity for
research on well-being
and humanitarianism,
and Chopra Global
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman hits out at the previous Central governments
MONSOON SESSION OF PARLIAMENT
“PreviousPMsmadepromises,Modidelivered”
Agencies
New Delhi
Union Finance Minister
Nirmala Sitharaman on
Thursday hit out at the
previously ruled Central
governments, saying that
they had made promises
only, but the present gov-
ernment headed by Nar-
endra Modi have deliv-
ered on all the promises.
Speaking during the
debate on the no-Confi-
dence motion moved by
the Opposition parties
against the Modi govern-
ment in the Lok Sabha,
on the third day today,
she said that the UPA
government had de-
stroyed development for
almost an entire decade
because there was cor-
ruption and cronyism,
but BJP-led NDA gov-
ernment has been work-
ing on development.
Taking a dig at the Op-
position I.N.D.I.A. bloc,
Sitharaman said it is very
hard to understand that
these alliance partners
are fighting each other or
collectively fighting
against each other.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks in Lok Sabha during debate on no-confidence
motion moved by Opposition in the Monsoon Session, in New Delhi on Thursday.  ANI
Opposition MPs walk out of Lok Sabha as PM Narendra Modi (unseen) speaks on no-confidence
motion during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Thursday.  ANI
If these alliances are
together or fighting
each other, In Delhi
and Punjab, Cong and
AAP are against each
other, in WB, TMC,
Congress, and Left are
against each other, in
Kerala and Tripura,
Left and Congress are
fighting; and in
Rajasthan, Himachal,
and Gujarat, AAP and
Congress are fighting,
this shows it is a
fantastic alliance.
NIRMALA SITHARAMAN,
UNION FINANCE MINISTER
“Oppn only cares about their
stature: Jyotiraditya Scindia
ANI
New Delhi
Union Minister Jyotira-
ditya Scindia on Thurs-
day hit out at the Opposi-
tion bloc- I.N.D.I.A, say-
ing that the coalition only
cares about their “stat-
ure”, not the country.
Speaking on the no-
confidence motion
moved against the NDA
government, the Union
Minister said that the Op-
position should apolo-
gise before the people of
India over their remarks
on PM Narendra Modi in
the Parliament.
“It’s been 20 years that
I am part of this Parlia-
ment, but I have never
witnessed such a scene in
the House. The words
used by the Opposition
for the PM, they should
apologise not in the Par-
liament but, before the
people of India for their
remarks.They do not care
about the dignity of the
PM or the President.They
only care about their stat-
ure,” Scindia said.
Union Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia speaks in Lok Sabha
during the Monsoon Session, in New Delhi on Thursday. ANI
Union Minister says
Oppn should apologise
for their remarks
against Prime Minister
GOVT TAKING STEPS
TO CONTROL PRICE
RISE: SITHARAMAN
New Delhi:
Finance Minister
Nirmala Sithara-
man on Thursday said
the govt is taking steps
to control inflation and
as part of the measures
tomatoes are being
imported from Nepal
to meet the demand
and check prices. “Lot
of steps have been
taken to contain inflation.
Group of Ministers has
been taking timely steps
to control prices which
are hitting common
people,” Sitharman said.
She said Tur dal is being
imported from Mozam-
bique, Urad dal will be
imported from Myanmar,
while around three lakh
tonnes of onions have
been procured to create
a buffer stock.
“SONIA, RAHUL GANDHI SHOULD BE TRIED FOR
TREASON”, SAYS RAJYAVARDHAN RATHORE
August: Demanding that Sonia Gandhi and
Rahul Gandhi should be tried for treason, BJP
MP from Jaipur rural, Rajyavardhan Singh
Rathore on Thursday claimed that the Wayanad
MP met members of the Communist Party of China
in 2008 in Beijing. Speaking in over no-confidence
motion against the NDA govt, Rathore said that the
Congress leaders met the Communist Party of China
in 2008 when he was in Beijing during the Olympics.
OPPN SILENT ON RAJ, WB, C’GARH CASES, BUT
TALKING ABOUT MANIPUR: LOCKET CHATTERJEE
New Delhi: Reacting to Opposition’s no-confi-
dence motion against the Modi govt and their
demand that the Prime Minister should speak
on the Manipur issue, BJP MP Locket Chatterjee said
that the same Opposition is silent on Rajasthan, West
Bengal and Chhattisgarh incidents but is talking about
Manipur. Locket Chatterjee said, “The people who
committed atrocities against women after the West
Bengal Panchayat polls talk about democracy.”
POWER OF NO-CONFIDENCE MOTION BROUGHT
PM TO PARLIAMENT TODAY: LoP CHOWDHURY
New Delhi: Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday said
that the power of no-confidence motion has
brought PM Narendra Modi to Parliament to make a
statement on Manipur issue. During the debate on
no-confidence motion, he said: “We were demand-
ing that PM Modi should come to the Parliament and
speak on Manipur issue. We were not demanding any
BJP MP, we were only demanding our PM to come.”
EX-PM DEVE GOWDA EXPRESSES ANGUISH OVER
SHOUTING, SLOGANEERING IN PARLIAMENT
New Delhi: Former PM and JD (S) chief HD
Deve Gowda on Thursday said the Parliament
proceedings have touched a “new low” as he
rued “shouting and sloganeering” will only destroy
“what is left of our system”. “I came to attend Parlia-
ment despite ill-health, but have been very disappoint-
ed by what is happening. From my long experience I
say this is a new low. Democracy can be saved only if
everybody maintains dignity and decorum,” he said.
WORLD LION DAY 2023
‘India proud to be home to Asiatic
lions’: PM extends wishes to nation
First India Bureau
New Delhi
On the occasion of World
LionDay,PrimeMinister
Narendra Modi extended
his greetings to the nation
and addressed the impor-
tanceoflionsforthewild-
life and environment.
Taking to Twitter PM
Modi wrote, “World
Lion Day is an occasion
to celebrate the majestic
lions that captivate our
hearts with their strength
and magnificence. India
isproudtobehometothe
Asiatic Lions and over
the last few years, there
has been a steady rise in
the lion population in In-
dia. I laud all those work-
ing towards protecting
the habitat of lions. May
we continue to cherish
and protect them, ensur-
ing they thrive for gen-
erations to come.”
World Lion Day is ob-
served every year onAu-
gust 10 to raise aware-
ness about the impor-
tance and protection of
lions. Lions form an in-
tegral part of the envi-
ronment and are posed
with numerous threats
such as loss of habitat,
hunting, poaching and
many others. Therefore,
there is an urgent need to
protect them.
The occasion plays a
pivotal role in under-
standing conservation of
lions. It provides us with
an opportunity to edu-
cate people about the
difficulties that lions en-
counter across the world.
The founders of the
Big Cat Rescue, the
world’s largest accredit-
ed sanctuary dedicated to
lions, drew attention to
the declining population
of lions across the world.
PM Narendra Modi tweeted a combination of pictures of the
lions on the occasion of World Lion Day, on Thursday.  ANI
No plans for caste
census in UP: CM Yogi
PTI
Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi
Adityanath on Thurs-
day said the state gov-
ernment has no plans to
conduct a “caste cen-
sus” in the state.
“The subject matter
of census is mentioned
at number 69 of the Un-
ion List of the Seventh
Schedule of the Consti-
tution of India. Census
Act 1948 and Census
Rules 1990 have been
made by the Govern-
ment of India for census
work under which the
work of census is done
by the Government of
India,” he said.
Adityanath said this
in a written reply to a
question asked by Sa-
majwadi Party member
Sangram Yadav.
Yogi Adityanath during Monsoon session of UP Assembly.
IN THE COURTYARD
Excise policy: ED’s
stand sought on bail
plea by Vijay Nair
New Delhi: The
Delhi High Court
on Thursday
sought the stand of the
Enforcement Directorate
(ED) on a plea by busi-
nessman and Aam Aadmi
Party’s communication in-
charge Vijay Nair seeking
default bail in a money
laundering case related
to the alleged excise
policy scam.
Sexasaultonminor:
DelhiHighCourttakes
cognisanceofcase
New Delhi: The
Delhi High Court
has taken suo
motu cognisance of an
incident of alleged sexual
assault of a 3-year-old
girl by a cleaner at her
school and sought to
know the action taken
by the city government
and the police. A bench
directed the authorities to
file a status report.
K’TAKA HC STAYS `50 L FINE ON X CORP, IF IT
DEPOSITS 50% OF AMOUNT WITHIN A WEEK
Bengaluru: A division bench of the High Court
of Karnataka on Thursday stayed a single judge
bench order that had imposed a cost of Rs 50
lakh on X Corp (formerly Twitter) for not complying with IT
Ministry orders — subject to the company depositing 50
per cent of the amount (Rs 25 lakh) within one week. The
deposit is for X Corp to show its bonafides, the court said.
The order of the single judge who had directed X Corp to
deposit Rs 50 lakh by August 14 will be stayed till the next
date of hearing.

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  • 1. Naresh Sharma & Kamal Kant Jaipur On Thursday, CMAshok Gehlot’s ‘Game Chang- er’ Mobile scheme was ‘showcased’ in a spec- tacular ceremony at Birla Auditorium under which free smart phone distri- bution ceremony for 40 lakh women of State was carried out. Overall, 1 crore 35 lakh women will get such smartphones be- fore the elections. Along with bringing votes for Gehlot, there will be a kind of IT revolution, es- pecially among women in rural areas. Informa- tion about all schemes of Gehlot and news of coun- try and abroad will be available on mobile only and BJP is keeping a close watch on Gehlot’s mobile revolution. Inau- gurating the scheme by pressing button of remote and providing smart- phones to beneficiary women and students, CM Ashok Gehlot said, “The decisions of the State government are continu- ously creating history. Rajasthan is number one in country in field of in- formation technology. Now, the Indira Gandhi Smartphone Yojana will become a big medium of women empowerment along with revolution in IT sector.” MORE ON P8 Jaipur, Friday | August 11, 2023 RNI NUMBER: RAJENG/2019/77764 | VOL 5 | ISSUE NO. 66 | PAGES 12 | `3.00 Rajasthan’s Own English Newspaper firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia MY FLAG, MY PRIDE! First India kickstarts campaign, urges people to hoist tricolour at home. This drive will run till August 15. SENSEX 65,688.18 307.63 BSE 19,543.10 89.45 NIFTY 33°C 26°C Min Humidity 73% Max Clouds and sunshine with couple of showers in noon FORECAST INDIA bloc’s no-confidence motion defeated following a voice vote in Parl NO-TRUSTMOTION ‘BITESTHEDUST’!  PM led a tirade against INDIA alliance in 2-hr speech while replying to no-trust motion brought against his government  Opposition walks out amid PM Modi’s reply to a debate in Lok Sabha; PM Modi says they want to speak but cannot listen Moni Sharma New Delhi INDIA bloc’s no-confi- dence motion was de- feated in LS on Thursday following a walkout by the Oppn parties during PM Narendra Modi’s speech. PM Modi vowed to bring peace to NE state at the earliest. Modi said, “You (Cong) have never tried to understand emotions of NE. I have visited 50 times. This is not just a data, this is dedication towards NE. Whose govt was there in Manipur when Mahatma Gandhi’s picture was not allowed in govt offices, whose govt was there in Manipur when the deci- sion to not allow nation- al anthem in schools was taken?... Their (Oppn) pain is selective. They cannot think beyond politics.” P5 THE WINNER TOP QUOTES FROM PM MODI’S SPEECH  The world respects India because people of the country have started believing in themselves and the nation.  How can the Opposi- tion talk about Bharat Mata’s murder, when they themselves cut Bharat Mata in 3 pieces.  Our Constitution framers had criticised dynastic politics be- cause it is harmful for common people’s rights.  In West Bengal, TMC is against the Left, but fight together in New Delhi. Remember what the Left did to Adhir babu in year 1991.  I in INDIA (Oppn bloc) stands for ar- rogance of 26-parties of Oppn, and the other I stands for the arrogance of one family.  Our mantra of ‘re- form, perform and trans- form’, as well as proper planning and hardwork have taken country to the new heights.  When you (Opposi- tion) bring the no-confi- dence motion again in 2028, India will be the 3rd largest economy.  Opposition couldn’t prepare for debate on no-confidence motion in 5 years, even its sympa- thisers are disappointed by them now. A photo collage of expressions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi replying on the Motion of the No- Confidence in the Lok Sabha during the Monsoon Session of Parliament in New Delhi on Thursday. The floor- test was more for Opposition than the government. NARENDRA MODI, PRIME MINISTER GOVERNMENT MOVES BILL FOR SELECTION OF POLL PANEL, NO CJI IN COMMITTEE Govt introduced a Bill for establishing a committee of PM, LoP in LS, and a Cabi- net minister nominated by PM to select members of ECI. Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal intro- duced Bill amid din in RS. SC had in March ruled that a panel of PM, LoP and CJI will pick CEC, and ECs, subject to law made by Parl. LOK SABHA SUSPENDS ADHIR RANJAN CHOWDHURY FOR ‘GROSS MISCONDUCT’ Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was suspended from LS on Thursday for his alleged ‘unruly behavior’ during the debate on the no-confidence motion. His suspension was in response to a resolution moved by BJP leader Pralhad Joshi, which was accepted in Parliament on Thursday. He will remain suspended until the Privi- leges Committee submits its report on the matter. India is in a unique position of being opti- mistic and positive about its future growth when the global economy is struggling with the twin challenge of high inflation and slow growth. Earlier governments used to sell dreams to people while the present regime is fulfilling the dreams. NIRMALA SITHARAMAN, UNION FINANCE MINISTER Prime Minister is not a God that he cannot come to the House. Pradhan Mantri ke aane se kya hone wala hai, kya parmatma hai woh? Yeh koi bhagwan nahi hai”. MALLIKARJUN KHARGE, LEADER OF OPPOSITION IN RS The power of no-confidence motion has brought the Prime Minister in the Parliament today. None of us were thinking about this no-confidence motion. We were only demanding that PM Modi should come to the Parliament and speak on the Manipur issue. ADHIR RANJAN, LEADER OF OPPN IN LOK SABHA The ideology of seeing India divided is yours, not ours. I have spent 20 years in Parliament, but I have never seen something like this. Those who brought the no- confidence motion do not have confidence in it. This Prime Minister has connected the Northeast with the world. JYOTIRADITYA SCINDIA, UNION MINISTER Air India Anew AI unveils new logo, branding, plane livery Travellers will see the new logo by Dec 2023 First India Bureau New Delhi Air India on Thursday unveiled a new brand identity and new aircraft livery as the airline plans to transform its fleet with a historic purchase of 470 new aircraft in a multi- billion-dollar deal. ‘The Vista’ is inspired by the peak of the gold window frame, which airline said, “signifies limitless pos- sibilities, progressiveness & airline’s bold new out- look.” Travellers will see new logo by end of De- cember this year, when AI’s first Airbus A350 enters the aircraft fleet. Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrashekaran and Air India CEO & MD Campbell Wilson unveil AI’s new logo in New Delhi on Thursday. Our transformative new brand reflects an ambition to make Air India a world-class airline serving guests from around the globe, and that represents a new India proudly on the global stage. CAMPBELL WILSON, AIR INDIA CEO Tata-group-owned airline said the new logo, ‘The Vista’ , “captures essence of bold new India, which marks a milestone in its Vihaan.AI transformation” GEHLOT’S ‘GAME CHANGER’ MOBILE SCHEME CM ASHOK GEHLOT WAIVES OFFSURCHARGE ON FUEL IN POWER BILLS CM Gehlot on Thursday announced the abolition of fuel surcharge for domestic and agricultural categories con- suming over 200 units of electricity. “I announce the aboli- tion of fuel charge for all consumers of the State. This will put an extra burden of `2,500 crore which will be borne by State govt,” he said. He said that it was public demand and whether it is agri- culture or domestic consumer, there will be no fuel surcharge. CM Ashok Gehlot presents smartphones to young women during launch of ‘Indira Gandhi Smartphone Scheme’, at Birla Auditorium in Jaipur on Thursday. Also present here during occasion are Govind Singh Dotasra, Usha Sharma & Akhil Arora. SUNIL SHARMA CM Ashok Gehlot shares a lighter moment with Dr Jagdeesh Chandra in presence of Govind Singh Dotasra, Usha Sharma and others. The intention of the State government is to make Rajasthan as one of the leading states of the country by the year 2030. ASHOK GEHLOT, CHIEF MINISTER With Indira Gandhi Smartphone Yojana, general public will get info about schemes and they will be able to get the full benefit. GOVIND SINGH DOTASRA, PCC CHIEF 1.35 cr women of Chiranjeevi families will be given smartphones with 3 yrs internet  In 1st phase, distribution of smartphones to 40 lakh women and girl students begin  CM Gehlot also releases the Digital Sakhi Handbook: ‘Seekho Digital, Sikhao Digital’ HC RELIEF FOR ELON MUSK’S X IN CASE AGAINST BLOCKING ORDER Karnataka HC on Thursday directed X (formerly Twitter), Elon-Musk owned platform, to deposit `25 lakh or half of penalty that was imposed earlier. P5 DAS: NATIONS LIKE JAPAN, FEW FROM WEST, INTERESTED IN UPI RBI Guv Shaktikanta Das said UPI system is a work in progress as it works towards linking it with more overseas counterparts, some in West & Japan. P6 The income from investments of LIC, largest investor in stock markets, rose 29.8% to `90,309 cr in quarter under review, compared with `69,571 cr in last fiscal. First India Bureau Jaipur ED on late Wednesday night arrested suspended DoIT Joint Director Ved Prakash Yadav and took him for questioning. Ya- dav was earlier held by the police in connection with recovery of `2.31 crore and 1 kg gold from an almirah at the Yojana Bhawan located near Secretariat in Jaipur. On Thursday, a court sent him on remand for four days. ED suspects mon- ey, gold belongs to some senior leader of State & he was just a pawn. P3 First India Bureau Kota Another coaching stu- dent died by suicide in Kota on Thursday. 17-year-old Manish Pra- japati died by hanging. The deceased was a resi- dent of Azamgarh in UP. The suicides was coach- ing students are not stop- ping in Kota. Mahavir Nagar police station is engaged in the investiga- tion of the case. It is 21st such case this year. On August 5, a 17-year-old JEE aspirant allegedly hanged himself in his hostel room. DoIT Jt dir on 4 days remand, a leader on radar Again! Coaching student dies by suicide in Kota Indian Army chief General Manoj Pande with General Sir Patrick Sanders, Chief of General Staff at Horses Guards in London on Thursday. IN BRIEF SuSwagatam: Portal for e-passes to enter SC New Delhi: CJI DY Chandrachud on Thursday announced the launch of ‘SuSwagatam’, the Su- preme Court’s new initia- tive for generating entry passes online and to help those who need to visit the apex court premises for official or case-related purposes regularly. NCLT ok’s $10 bn merger between Zee and Sony New Delhi: The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Thursday ap- proved the merger be- tween Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd and In- dia’s unit of Japan’s Sony (now Culver Max Enter- tainment), a deal that was announced in 2021. NCLT dismissed all objections. 36 die in Hawaii wildfires, people jump into ocean Kahului: At least 36 peo- ple have died after wild- fires, fanned by winds from a faraway hurricane, devastated much of the re- sort city Lahaina on Ha- waii’s Maui island, the Maui County said late on Wednesday. Some people fled into ocean to escape the smoke and flames.
  • 2. First India Bureau Churu The Leader of the Oppo- sition Rajendra Rathore on Wednesday said that Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was engaged in saving his government for four years and now making false announce- ments when only four to five months are left for the assembly elections. He said that the CM had announced in the last budget to distribute smartphones to 1.32 crore women but after so much time, only 40 lakh women will be given the phone. Rathore also al- leged that there was cor- ruption in the scheme. The BJPleader also al- leged that even in the food packet distribution scheme which is going to start, a particular com- pany is being benefitted. On OBC reservation, Rathore said that the Chief Minister is only doing politics on the is- sue, whereas the state government has not com- pleted the necessary ac- tion for this reservation. Taking a jibe at the Chief Minister, Rathore said that when former Con- gress President Rahul Gandhi came to Ra- jasthan, the Chief Minis- ter ran to receive him whereas for the last sev- eral days he was away from public life due to injury in feet. Rajendra Rathore said that the face of the Chief Minister in the Congress party in the last election was Sachin Pilot but Ge- hlot became the Chief Minister and now the he is talking about becom- ing CM again. WORLD TRIBAL DAY ‘Giveopportunitytotribalsfordevp’ First India Bureau Gangapur City tate President of Eastern Ra- jasthan Canal Project Kisan Vikas Samiti, Ramniwas Mee- na said that in many provinces and villages, tribal people are leading an insecure life and are away from mainstream of development. In such a situation, the govern- ment should provide proper development op- portunities with security. Meena was addressing the cultural and felicita- tion ceremony organized on the occasion of World Tribal Day at Aluda tem- ple complex of village Paldi in Nadauti subdivi- sion as the chief guest. BSP candidate from Ka- rauli Ravindra Meena was also specially pre- sent on this occasion. Ravindra said that the strength of tribal society is the great men of the society. “We all should take inspiration from their life and ensure our participation in nation building,” he said. Ramniwas Meena and Ravindra Meena. (Right) The gathering in Gangapur City on Thursday. S RAJASTHAN 02 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Friday | August 11, 2023 Raj to host six games in National School Games First India Bureau Jaipur Rajasthan will host six national school events in Tennis, Basketball, Judo, Weightlifting, Softball and Kabaddi. This will be the first time that national com- petitions of six games are being held in the state simultaneously. As per the schedule, tournaments of Tennis will be held in Jodhpur in the first week of De- cember 2023, Basket- ball in Barmer in the second week of Decem- ber 2023, Judo in Sri Ganganagar in the first week of February 2024, Softball in Bikaner in the first week of No- vember 2023, Kabaddi in Jaipur in the first week of January 2024 and Weight Lifting in Bikaner. “This will give further boost to the school sports activi- ties,” Education Minis- ter BD Kalla said. Financialapprovalof`21.56cr given for residential schools ABVP Nyay Yatra completes 181 kms in 7 days, reaches Jaipur First India Bureau Jaipur The state government is working to provide qual- ity education and better residential facilities to students of the deprived sections of the state. In this sequence, CM Gehlot has given finan- cial approval of Rs 21.56 crore for the modernization and developmentofbasic facilities in the residential schools run by Social Jus- tice and Empowerment Department. With this decision, open gym, sports mate- rial, chapati machine, smart interactive teach- ing board along with various teaching materi- als will be available in these residential schools. Various works of mainte- nance, repair and construction can be done in these schools. First India Bureau Jaipur Akhil Bharatiya Vid- yarthi Parishad’s Nyay Yatra reached Jaipur from Karauli on Thurs- day after travelling 181 kilometres in seven days against the Ra- jasthan government. During this, a Nyaya Sabha was organized at Ghoomar Pandal of Ra- jasthan University. ABVP workers from across the state were called. The hot weather, however, dissuaded peo- ple from gathering there. Leaders were seen giving speeches while most of chairs were empty.ABVP National General Secy Yajnavalkya Shukla said, “Crimes have become rampant. Youth are not getting employment. ABVP workers will fight for the people.” ABVP members at Nyay Yatra near Jaipur on Thursday. Boy arrested for raping minor in Jpr public park House of Niranjan Meena murder accused razed CaseagainstJoshiforpoliceremark First India Bureau Jaipur A boy has been arrested for raping a seven-year- old girl, when she was playing with her siblings at a park in the Banipark area. The accused lured her with a chocolate and then took her to a wash- room on the pretext of giving her water and reaped her. The victim’s mother told the police that the incident hap- pened on August 9. The woman said that her daughter came home crying and narrated her ordeal. She went to the park and the girl pointed at the accused boy. Dur- ing interrogation, the ac- cused identified him as Vishwajit Roy. FIR has been registered against the accused under POA- CO Act. RLP’s Hanu- man Beniwal took cog- nizance of the case. Monu Singh Rajawat Dausa The house of Niranjan Meena murder accused Sitaram was demolished in Dausa district follow- ing which the family members of Meena ac- cepted the dead body. The house was construct- ed illegally on an en- croached land. A team of the revenue department examined the land record and found the house was an illegal en- croachment. The house was demolished by JCB machines. Niranjan Mee- na was beaten to death on Tuesday night in Mehan- dipur Balaji area by Sita- ram and others. His fam- ily members and rela- tives had been demand- ing arrest of the accused and opening of history sheet of accused, CO Deepak Meena said. First India Bureau Jaipur Advocate Abhinav Bhandari has lodged a po- licecomplaintagainstBJP State President CP Joshi for his indecent remarks on the police. BJP state president CP Joshi had commented against the police in Bhilwara calling them drunkards and dogs. AvideoinwhichJoshiis seenmakingthecomments went viral recently. On the basis of which, advocate Bhandari gave a police complaint to Malviya Na- gar police station. He said that CP Joshi’s statement can provoke the common people and incite riots. Abhinav Bhandari, Ramesh Motwani, Gulshan Jain, Shreyas Pa- reek, Mahesh Reshwal, Bhupendra Punjabi and others met DCP East Gyanchand Yadav and gave him a copy of the complaint. The DCP has instructed to probe the matter. Besides, DGP Umesh Mishra, ADG Law and Order Anand Srivastava, Jaipur Police Commissioner Biju Georgehavealsoreceived similar complaints. Rajendra Rathore speaking to public in Churu on Thursday. ARD finds many employees missing in 3 govt offices Rajasthan police starts nine-day Operation ‘Garima’ First India Bureau Jaipur ARD conducted surprise inspection in 3 govern- ment offices on Thursday in Deputy Commission- er, Commissioner Mu- nicipal Corporation Civil Line, JMC Heritage’s of- fice, State Insurance near Collectorate, GPAF’s of- fice andVidyadhar Nagar RTO. Attendance regis- ters were seized. 35 out of 41 gazetted and 167 out of 244 non-gazetted staff were found absent. First India Bureau Jaipur To prevent the incidents of eve-teasing and har- assment of women and girls by miscreants out- side school-college and other crowded places, Operation Garima, a nine-day state-wide cam- paign, will be conducted from Thursday, August 10 to 18 by Rajasthan Po- lice throughout the state. Quick action will be tak- en by identifying the mis- creants and culprits. SYNTHETIC TRACK AT COST OF `6 CR The state gov- ernment is con- stantly working to encourage sports and sportspersons in the state. In this sequence, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has approved a financial proposal of Rs 6 crore for making a synthetic track in the Sports Complex of Raj- asthan University. With this, sports activities will get a boost in state. Class12th girlfounddeadinawell, teacheraccusedofrape&murder Ashish Mittal Sawai Madhopur The body of a minor was found in a well in Ha- nutiya village of Bonli police station area in Sawai Madhopur. The 16-yr-old Class 12th girl of a government school was missing since Au- gust 8. Her father had registered a case against a teacher of the school for her alleged kidnapping. In the report, the girl’s father accused a teacher working in the govern- ment school, of kidnap- ping. The villagers ac- cused the teacher of rap- ing and killing the girl student. Expressing an- ger, the villagers de- manded that a case of rape and murder be lodged against the ac- cused teacher. The teach- er has been arrested and a probe is on. Villagers have accused the teacher of rape and murder. Meanwhile, RLP su- premo Hanuman Beni- wal took cognisance of the case. Villagers took the body & staged a protest till evening TERRIBLE THURSDAY The body of the victim was fished out on Thursday. FOREST GUARD, WOMAN DIE BY SUICIDE BY JUMPING INTO A DAM, BODIES TIED TOGETHER TONK: MAN AND ELDERLY WOMAN DROWN IN A POND, SDRF PULLS OUT BODIES AFTER 4 HRS CP JOSHI SLAMS STATE GOVT FOR ANNOUNCING OBC RESERVATION IN LAST FIVE MONTHS Bhilwara: A forest guard and a woman he was in a relationship with allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a dam in Bhilwara district, police said on Thursday. They were missing since Tuesday afternoon and their bodies were found tied with a piece of cloth in the Mandol dam on Wednesday evening, they added. Bijoliya police station SHO Ugma Ram said the two were in touch for the last couple of years, primary report revealed that they were in a relationship. The deceased Naresh and Nirmala met on Tuesday and went missing. Their phones were switched off. Naresh’s father registered a missing person report at the Mandalgarh police station on Tuesday. A woman and a man drowned on Thursday after- noon at a farm pond in Tonk district. The incident occurred in Pathraj Kala village in Mor police station area. Local police called a team of SDRF which pulled out the dead bodies after about 4 hrs of effort. SHO Ratan Singh said that Badam Devi (60) had gone to the farm pond of Pathraj Kala village and was taking out a buffalo, which had gone into the pond during which she slipped. She screamed for help. Sukh Lal (45) rushed to her rescue but he also drowned. BJP state president CP Joshi on Thursday said that the party’s legal team was studying the as- pects related to the announcement of 6 percent reservation to most backward castes of OBC in the state. It seems that the government was made for five months and not for five years therefore the government is making announcements in the last five months. There had been corruption in the last four and a half years and now such announcements are being made,” he said. CM Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday announced 6 percent reservation for most backward castes of OBC in addition to 21 percent for OBC. CM engaged in saving govt for 4 years: Rathore The people of Rajasthan are fed up with the misrule of the Congress and have decided to form the BJP government. RAJENDRA RATHORE, LEADER OF OPPN Now the rape and murder of a girl child in the school of Bonli, Sawai Madhopur, the Chief Minister should tell where in the state, girls are safe? @ashokgehlot51, @RahulGandhi, @priyanka- gandhi I have a question, why don’t you take seriously the rape and violence happening in Rajasthan? CP Joshi @cpjoshiBJP
  • 3. CAG AWARDS RAJASTHAN RSGL honoured for excellent financial accounting First India Bureau Jaipur he Rajasthan State Gas Ltd. has been award- ed a Nil Comment Certifi- catebytheCAGforexcel- lent financial accounting management during audit. The information was giv- en in the virtual annual general meeting held at Udyog Bhawan on Thurs- day under the chairman- ship of ACS Mines and Chairperson RSGLVeenu Gupta. She called it a big achievement for any busi- ness organization. Gupta said that RSGL has had an annual turno- ver of Rs 88 crore 5 lakh during the financial year. “It has earned a net profit of Rs 8.83 crore and there has been a remarkable growth in the annual turn- over. Out of Rs 65 lakh as dividend, Rs 32 lakh 50 thousand gal gas and Rs 32 lakh 50 thousand will be given as dividend to RSPCL,” she said while adding that RSGL per- formed well despite ad- verse conditions like in- crease in prices of natural gas & petrol products. RSGL MD Ranveer Singh said that we are in profit and activities of RSGL would be rapidly expanded for growth. In the meeting, Finance Secy Revenue KK Pathak appreciated the achieve- ments of RSGL. RSMM GGM Arun Singh, Gaurav Jain, RSPCL, Hridayesh Kumar from GAIL, Deepak Asija, Ajay Sinha, and others also participated. Nirmal Tiwari Jaipur If everything goes ac- cording to plan, then li- ons will also be seen roaming in selected for- est areas in the state. These days the forest de- partment of the state is planning to settle lions in the forest on the lines of tigers. Apart from this, work can also be started on Lion Safari in Bikaner and Ajmer. State’s Chief Wildlife Warden Arindam Tomar greeted wildlife lovers on World Lion Day on Thursday and also dis- cussed in detail the de- partment’s plan regard- ing lions. “Asiatic Lions in India are mostly found in Gujarat. There has also been a lot of success in lion conservation. Earli- er, lions were also found in Rajasthan and in other states also. We expect that lions should be es- tablished in forests in Ra- jasthan in future as well,” he said. There is an Asiatic Lion in the Nahargarh Biological Park in Ra- jasthan. First India Bureau Jaipur The CS Usha Sharma dis- cussed important issues for timely implementa- tion of Compressed Natu- ral Gas (CNG) and do- mestic Piped Natural Gas (PNG) network in the state in a meeting with the Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) at Govt Secretariat on Thursday. Sharma said that the priority of the state govt is to complete the develop- ment of the network in a time-bound manner. She also asked the rep- resentatives of the board to make provisions for bringing PNG and CNG in all govt houses, offices, coloniesandhospitalsand hotels in the state. She said that natural gas is cleaner than coal. First India Bureau Jaipur According to official sources, the ED started working on the case from the day the cash and gold haul was recovered from the almirah in May. The ED team raided two loca- tions of the Department Of Information Technol- ogy (DoIT) and started the search. First this matter had reachedAshok Nagar po- lice station, then it was handed over to the ACB by telling the case of bribery. Nothing much happened in the case af- ter that but now after get- ting solid evidence, the ED has started its inves- tigation at its level. ED suspects that this money belongs to some senior leader of the state, who was getting it ad- justed using pawns like Ved Prakash. The ED is learnt to have asked the DoIT for the details of the items procured in the last three years. First India Bureau Jaipur On the instructions of CM Gehlot, taking seriously the incidents related to eve-teasing and teasing of women and girls, the Po- lice Headquarters has is- sued guidelines to all po- lice officers on Thursday to curb these incidents. According to these in- structions issued by Addl DGP Crime Dinesh MN, in case of challan in pro- hibitory action on miscre- ants enegaged in molesta- tion, eve-teasing and other unwanted acts againstwomen,amention of their actions will be done in the character cer- tificate. He said that on receipt of a complaint in this regard, a separate reg- ister will be maintained detailing preventive ac- tions against the con- cerned. On the basis of this register, preventive action will be mentioned for molesting women and girls and doing other un- wanted acts in the charac- ter verification. The ADG said that on the information of minors molesting women and girls and slandering, the family members of the minor would be called and the miscreants would be acted upon. First India Bureau Jaipur A large number of trans- fers have been done in the urban local bodies (Mu- nicipal Corporation, Mu- nicipal Council and Mu- nicipalities) of Rajasthan. The list of 118 officers includes officers of the rank of Commissioners, Revenue Officers (RO) and Executive Officers (EO). Jaipur Municipal Corporation has sent out almost most of the senior officers from JMCG. A total of 14 officers have been transferred from here.LSGreleasedthelist. Navin Sharma Jaipur Anti corruption bureau conducted raids in PHED offices and seized 180 measurement books in connection with Jal Jee- van mission. The ACB has also called around 2 dozen engineers including chief secretary and su- perintendent engineer to ACB office for question- ing in connection with measurement books. The engineers will have to produce supporting documents before the acb officials. Meanwhile, the ACB produced all the accused in the court on Thursday. The ACB sought four more days remand of contractor Padam Jain as the bureau did not want to interrogate the remain- ing 5 accused. Abhishek Shrivastava Jaipur Anew provision has been added to building bylaws according to which de- velopers will do the work of plantation and pave- ment construction on roads attached to land. The UDH dept has issued an order in this regard. The government also gave relief to builders in the matter of buildings having height above 18 meters. Setback was re- quired from 9 meter to 18 meter but now front setback will be applica- ble as per the table 4.1 or one fourth of the height of the building, which- ever is higher. Setback will also have to be kept in buildings where coverage area is not 40 percent. Veenu Gupta and other official during the meeting on Thursday. Asiatic Lions in India are mostly found in Gujarat’s Gir National Park. FILE Usha Sharma with PNGRB officials in the meeting at Secretariat on Thursday. Anil K Jain, Sandesh Nayak and others were present. `2.31 crore 1 kg gold bar were recovered in May. FILE RSGL has had an annual turnover of `88 cr 5 lakh during the financial year and performed well despite adverse conditions like rise in prices of natural gas petrol products: ACS T RAJASTHAN 03 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Friday | August 11, 2023 Rajjunglesmaythunderwith roaroflionsfromGujarat’sGir Forest dept plans to settle lions on the lines of tigers World Lion Day celebrated LIONSTOCOMEFROMGUJ z Efforts are also being made in Biological Park for successful breeding of lions. z To increase the family of lions, a pair of Asiatic Lions will be brought from Shakar Bagh Zoo in Gujarat. z Sitamata sanctuary, Shahbad forest, Bhainsrod- garh forest, Phulwari ki Naal sanctuary are suitable for lion’s rehabilitation in State. z About 60-70 years ago, there was also the kingdom of Asiatic lions in Rajasthan, which gradually ended. CS asks PNGRB officials to complete CNG, PNG work NEW SCHEME TO GIVE JOB OPPORTUNITIES TO SPECIALLY-ABLED PERSONS SOON: MIN S RAWAT A new scheme will be started by the state govt to pro- vide employment opportunities to the specially abled, single women and other deprived sections in the retail sector. Industries Min Shakuntala Rawat informed that the state's specially abled people, single women, unmarried women (above 30 years of age), abandoned, divorced, wid- ows and other deprived classes, including other backward classes (except creamy layer) will be eligible in the scheme. People from Scheduled castes, scheduled Tribal, Economic Weaker Section, Below Poverty Line will also be eligible. She said that reputed private firms have been included in the scheme for the purpose of giving job opportunities. The private firms will open 1000 franchisees in the state. Matter was under scanner of ED from very start: Sources To curb crime, PHQ issues order to all police officials Yojana Bhawan cash and gold haul Courtesy Meet Newly appointed Commissioner of Jaipur Police Biju George Joseph paid a courtesy call on Governor Kalraj Mishra at Raj Bhavan on Thursday. This was Joseph’s first meeting with the Governor Mishra after becoming the Commissioner. ACBraidsinPHEDcase, seizesover180JJMfiles New norms to provide relief to builders in Raj First India Bureau Kota A minor, who at- tempted suicide in Kota onAugust 8 by hanging herself from the ceiling fan at a hostel, died on Thursday during treatment. Her par- ents outside the mortuary had an al- tercation and ac- cusedoneanotherof beating up the child. However, the police pacified them. The reason for the mi- nor’s suicide has not been known. Headconstableof Mahavir Nagar po- lice station Sabir Hussain said that the minor (14) lived with her mother Bhavna (40) in a hostelintheCanton- ment area of Ma- havir Nagar area of Kota. Her father, Hemant Singh (42), livesinRajgarh,MP. Itissaidthatthehus- band and wife often quarrelled. The mi- norhadhangedhim- self onTuesday.The cause of death is be- ing probed. 14-year-old girl hangs self from ceiling fan in Kota 118officersshiftedinurban localbodies, mostlyEOs,ROs HEADCONSTABLEFLEES DURINGACBACTION Barmer: A head constable escaped during ACB action on Thursday in Barmer. Ap- pearing in the Barmer ACB office, a complainant lodged a complaint that accused Surendra Bishnoi, posted in Police Station Chauhtan, was demanding bribe in the land related case. Raje meets RSS’ Prakash Chandra at Seva Sadan Aishwary Pradhan Jaipur Former CM Vasundhara Raje met RSS’ Prakash Chandra at RSS office Seva Sadan in Jaipur. The conver- sation be- tween the two lasted for about half an hour. Prakash Chandra has also been a former Gen- eral Secretary of Bhar- tiya Janata Party and has strong grip on the poli- tics of Rajasthan.At pre- sent, Chandra is looking after the responsibility of the Laghu Udyog Bharati. LIST RELEASED FROM LOCAL SELF GOVT DEPT z Deepika Gajraj as RO in Municipality Gajsingh- pur, shifted from JMCG. z Devanand Sharma as Tax Assessor at Munici- pality in Kanod. z Sangeeta Jain as EO in Municipality, Todabhim. z Parul Soni as RO in Todaraisingh. z Vidya Sen as RO Municipality, Tapukda. z Saroj Pareek as RO in Municipality, Tijara. z Monika Soni as EO in Municipality, Niwai. z Pramod K Sharma as EO at Municipality in Keshoraipatan. z Geeta Karnani as EO at Municipal Corporation in Ajmer. z Pawan Kumar Ma- thuria as EO at Nagar Municipality in Rupwas. z Shyam L Jangid as EO in Municipality, Hamirgarh z Mamta Nagar as Commissioner in Tonk. z Karni Singh as Com- missioner in Barmer. z Ramkishore Mehta as Commissioner in Rajsamand. Cops probing on spot in Kota on Thursday. PHQ: Mention of errant youth in character verification now
  • 4. TOP TWEETS SPIRITUAL SPEAK Through selfless service, you will always be fruitful and find the fulfillment of your desires. BHAGAVAD GITA IN-DEPTH CLOSE RACE TO BE THE FIRST ON LUNAR SOUTH POLE he race to land a spacecraft on the moon’s South Pole has become exciting after Russia announced its moon mission after a gap of 47 years. The date for the launch of Luna 25 is fixed for August 11 and the expected date of landing is August 23, the same as that of Chandrayaan-3 al- though ISRO launched its spacecraft about a month earlier. As far as moon missions go, the far more experienced Russia will have a clear edge over India in becoming the first country to land its spacecraft on the hitherto unexplored ice-covered South Pole which may hold the possibility of sustaining life. Chandrayaan-3 has taken a longer route to save on fuel. The Luna 25 has an estimated budget of US$200 million while the Chandrayaan-3 mission will come at USD 75 million, much less than half its cost. As both the spacecraft are aiming at a soft landing, one wishes Chandrayaan-3 to be the first to reach its destination. T YET ANOTHER GOVT STEP TO COOL DOWN PRICES ith wheat and rice prices refusing to come down, the Central government has decided to offload 50 lakh tonnes of wheat and 25 lakh tonnes of rice in the open market.At a time when rising prices of the staple commodities have pushed food inflation to a worrying level, offloading of rice and wheat is a welcome move. Whether it will suc- ceed in cooling down prices remains to be seen. The government’s earlier supply side measures like ban on wheat exports in May 2022, imposition of stock limit on wheat for the first time in 15 years in June this year and ban on export of non-Basmati white rice in July 2023 did not have the desired ef- fect on prices. Union Food Secretary San- jeev Chopra is re- ported to have said that despite several measures having been taken to control prices, “they have re- fusedtocomedown”. Not only in India but the ban on export of non-Basmati rice has pushed prices of the commodity to a 15-year high inAsian markets. Global pric- es of rice also surged and people rushed to super markets in the US and Canada to buy the Indian rice. At the same time the food basket overall witnessed a contin- ued rise in prices of pulses, milk and vegetables too. It is feared that the Consumer Price Index for July may cross 7 percent. There are concerns over El Nino and the Ukraine conflict which continues to stretch and hit supply of food grains. The El Nino effect on domestic supply may force India to import rice from Indonesia. W With wheat and rice prices refusing to come down, the Central government has decided to offload 50 lakh tonnes of wheat and 25 lakh tonnes of rice in the open market. At a time when rising prices of the staple commodities have pushed food inflation to a worrying level, offloading of rice and wheat is a welcome move The Asiatic Lion is a source of national pride as India’s emblem. Their increasing numbers owe credit to persistent conservation efforts and remarkable community spirit in Gujarat. On #WorldLionDay2023, my heartfelt wishes to all dedicated to their preservation. Bhupender Yadav @byadavbjp World Lion Day! This day is celebrated with the aim of raising awareness about the conservation and promotion of lions. There has also been a steady increase in the population of lions in India over the years. Many many congratulations to all those working in this direction. Narendra Singh Tomar @nstomar l Vol 5 l Issue No. 66 l RNI NO. RAJENG/2019/77764. Printed and published by Anita Hada Sangwan on behalf of First Express Publishers. Printed at Bhaskar Printing Press, D.B. Corp Limited, Shivdaspura, Tonk Road, Jaipur. Published at 304, 3rd Floor, City Mall, Bhagwan Das Road, C-Scheme, Jaipur-302001, Rajasthan. Phone 0141-4920504. Editor-In-Chief: Dr Jagdeesh Chandra Editor: Anita Hada Sangwan responsible for selection of news under the PRB Act PERSPECT VE 04 Jaipur, Friday | August 11, 2023 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia f someone is a s k e d , “Who’s win- ning the bat- tle for reali- ty?” they are most likely to reply, “What battle?” Eve- ryday reality presents itself and gets taken for granted. Nobody takes the time to look at trees, clouds, stars, and other people doubting that they exist. If there is a battle for reality — which there certainly is — it takes place in the arcane circles of physics, which is charged with deciding where time, space, matter, and energy come from. The possible answers have the capacity of rock- ing your world. This won’t seem like an outrageous claim once the possible an- swers supplied by different theories in physics are laid out very simply. The leading answer to where space, time, mat- ter, and energy come from are as follows: z They come from the Big Bang. z They come from nothing and nowhere, a pre- created state beyond our imagination. z They come from another universe that we are at- tached to like a soap bub- ble attached to a previous soap bubble. z They come from the multiverse. z No one will ever know. None of these answers is outlandish. There are bril- liant thinkers, going back to Einstein and the pio- neers of quantum mechan- ics, who devised each an- swer. Just because physics deals in advanced mathe- matics doesn’t mean that these answers don’t apply to everyday life, including everyone alive. To glimpse the implications, take away time, space, matter, and energy. Instead, plug in the word “I.” Now the possible an- swers become personal. z I come from the Big Bang. z I come from nothing and nowhere, a pre-created state beyond our imagina- tion. z I come from another uni- verse that we are attached to like a soap bubble at- tached to a previous soap bubble. z I come from the multiverse. z No one will ever know. As before, none of these answers is outlandish, be- cause you are participating in the universe, which means that you are caught up in where time, space, matter, and energy come from, not just 13.8 billion years ago, but right now, this very minute.The atoms and molecules that consti- tute your body are built from subatomic particles that wink in and out of ex- istence from the so-called virtual state where every- thing exists as a possibility. There is a huge gap be- tween a possibility and the real world. This is the place where the battle for reality is taking place. In- triguingly, one answer, the multiverse, has such a strong appeal to the imagi- nation that it has been adopted by Marvel Comics in their hugely successful movies, so that the mil- lions of viewers who see Dr. Strange or the Aveng- ers takes a trip to the mul- tiverse along the way. It appears that popular culture has gotten involved in the battle for reality, even though the issue isn’t stated out in the open. For a very long time everyone could go along with reality the way it looks when you gaze out the window (technical- ly known as naïve realism). But quantum physics and Einstein’s theory of relativ- ity blew up this viewpoint more than a century ago. In the intervening dec- ades the battle lines have shifted this way and that, so how do things stand now? First, everything is up for grabs as never before. Too manycontradictingtheories have been proposed for a singleonetobecorrect(this depressing conclusion was theonethatthelateStephen Hawking reached in his last book, The Grand Design). Second, there is no longer any reassurance that any- thing exists on its own. It takestheinsertionofamind — belonging either to a sci- entist measuring a particle, youandIobservingtheeve- rydayworld,orGoddream- ing up creation — to make possibilitiescrossthegapto become reality. The speed of accelera- tion in this regard has been speeding up in recent dec- ades. The vast majority of physicists still accept naïve realism in their daily life, despite the fact that every experiment every done in- dicates that at the level where time, space, matter, and energy originate, naïve realism is 100% wrong. Now, however, there are so many holes in so many theories, and such a mass of contradictions, that more physicists are beginning to concede that new answers must be found. Otherwise, reality re- mains like a ghost, hover- ing between existence and non-existence. It’s a very peculiar state of affairs. What is the way out? Without taking sides, a picture of reality that has any chance of widespread acceptance needs to do the following: z It must allow everyday reality to exist in some form acceptable to people in general. z At the same time, it must include the peculiar behavior of the quantum world, from which every- day reality springs. z It must accept the theory of relativity, which has been verified many times over. Unfortunately, quan- tum mechanics has also been proved many times over, and the two theories contradict one another. z Reality must include mind, not just matter. There has to be a way to explain them together instead of insisting that only matter is really real. z The incredible unfolding of evolution that produced life on Earth must be explained. z The fact that the laws of nature mesh with unbeliev- able precision must be ex- plained. A shift of less than one part in a billion could have doomed the cosmos to vanish within millisec- onds after the Big Bang. This list is far from com- plete, but there are enough big issues in it to convey how so many brilliant minds could be so muddled despite their best theories. What is so hard to face is that the basic problem, the cause for so much fun- damental disagreement, is actually very simple. We have been fighting the bat- tle for reality one issue at a time. Each item on the list has created theories, spec- ulations, articles, and books ad infinitum while in the end getting nowhere. An “Aha!” moment dawns when you see that reality isn’t composed of parts. It is one thing, a wholeness. No explanation of reality can succeed by proceeding one piece at a time. Either you grasp the whole thing or else it shat- ters like a stained-glass window struck by a ham- mer. Once the picture de- picted in the window is smashed to pieces, the pic- ture ceases to exist. Like- wise, subdividing reality into shattered fragments loses the wholeness — the big picture — that is reality. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL SCIENCE IS INVINCIBLE Can science reach this “Aha!” moment? The odds are strongly against it, because science by its very nature subdivides a problem into manageable parts, a method known as reduc- tionism. Reductionism has succeeded in giving us the modern world and our total dependence on technology. As a world view, science seems invincible, and its chief tool is reduction- ism — you can’t have one without the other. With that path closed off, the battle for reality moves to the streets. Ordinary people must grapple with how their personal reality was created. To me, that’s a mystery that can only be solved by dealing with the one ingredient common to all experience — consciousness. Millions of people are delving into consciousness as never before, which is a hopeful sign. In the end, without resorting to a crystal ball, I’d venture that reality itself will only be explained through consciousness as the ulti- mate creator. If this is going to be the ultimate answer that restores wholeness to reality, it is very worthwhile to have a vision of the outcome in advance. WHO’SWINNINGTHE BATTLEFORREALITY? I None of these answers is outlandish. There are brilliant thinkers, going back to Einstein and the pioneers of quantum mechanics, who devised each answer. Just because physics deals in advanced mathematics doesn’t mean that these answers don’t apply to everyday life, including everyone alive. To glimpse the implications, take away time, space, matter, and energy. Instead, plug in the word “I” DEEPAK CHOPRA The writer is MD, FACP, FRCP founder of the Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global
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  • 6. INDIA 05 Jaipur, Friday | August 11, 2023 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman hits out at the previous Central governments MONSOON SESSION OF PARLIAMENT “PreviousPMsmadepromises,Modidelivered” Agencies New Delhi Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday hit out at the previously ruled Central governments, saying that they had made promises only, but the present gov- ernment headed by Nar- endra Modi have deliv- ered on all the promises. Speaking during the debate on the no-Confi- dence motion moved by the Opposition parties against the Modi govern- ment in the Lok Sabha, on the third day today, she said that the UPA government had de- stroyed development for almost an entire decade because there was cor- ruption and cronyism, but BJP-led NDA gov- ernment has been work- ing on development. Taking a dig at the Op- position I.N.D.I.A. bloc, Sitharaman said it is very hard to understand that these alliance partners are fighting each other or collectively fighting against each other. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks in Lok Sabha during debate on no-confidence motion moved by Opposition in the Monsoon Session, in New Delhi on Thursday. ANI Opposition MPs walk out of Lok Sabha as PM Narendra Modi (unseen) speaks on no-confidence motion during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, in New Delhi on Thursday. ANI If these alliances are together or fighting each other, In Delhi and Punjab, Cong and AAP are against each other, in WB, TMC, Congress, and Left are against each other, in Kerala and Tripura, Left and Congress are fighting; and in Rajasthan, Himachal, and Gujarat, AAP and Congress are fighting, this shows it is a fantastic alliance. NIRMALA SITHARAMAN, UNION FINANCE MINISTER “Oppn only cares about their stature: Jyotiraditya Scindia ANI New Delhi Union Minister Jyotira- ditya Scindia on Thurs- day hit out at the Opposi- tion bloc- I.N.D.I.A, say- ing that the coalition only cares about their “stat- ure”, not the country. Speaking on the no- confidence motion moved against the NDA government, the Union Minister said that the Op- position should apolo- gise before the people of India over their remarks on PM Narendra Modi in the Parliament. “It’s been 20 years that I am part of this Parlia- ment, but I have never witnessed such a scene in the House. The words used by the Opposition for the PM, they should apologise not in the Par- liament but, before the people of India for their remarks.They do not care about the dignity of the PM or the President.They only care about their stat- ure,” Scindia said. Union Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia speaks in Lok Sabha during the Monsoon Session, in New Delhi on Thursday. ANI Union Minister says Oppn should apologise for their remarks against Prime Minister GOVT TAKING STEPS TO CONTROL PRICE RISE: SITHARAMAN New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sithara- man on Thursday said the govt is taking steps to control inflation and as part of the measures tomatoes are being imported from Nepal to meet the demand and check prices. “Lot of steps have been taken to contain inflation. Group of Ministers has been taking timely steps to control prices which are hitting common people,” Sitharman said. She said Tur dal is being imported from Mozam- bique, Urad dal will be imported from Myanmar, while around three lakh tonnes of onions have been procured to create a buffer stock. “SONIA, RAHUL GANDHI SHOULD BE TRIED FOR TREASON”, SAYS RAJYAVARDHAN RATHORE August: Demanding that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi should be tried for treason, BJP MP from Jaipur rural, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Thursday claimed that the Wayanad MP met members of the Communist Party of China in 2008 in Beijing. Speaking in over no-confidence motion against the NDA govt, Rathore said that the Congress leaders met the Communist Party of China in 2008 when he was in Beijing during the Olympics. OPPN SILENT ON RAJ, WB, C’GARH CASES, BUT TALKING ABOUT MANIPUR: LOCKET CHATTERJEE New Delhi: Reacting to Opposition’s no-confi- dence motion against the Modi govt and their demand that the Prime Minister should speak on the Manipur issue, BJP MP Locket Chatterjee said that the same Opposition is silent on Rajasthan, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh incidents but is talking about Manipur. Locket Chatterjee said, “The people who committed atrocities against women after the West Bengal Panchayat polls talk about democracy.” POWER OF NO-CONFIDENCE MOTION BROUGHT PM TO PARLIAMENT TODAY: LoP CHOWDHURY New Delhi: Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday said that the power of no-confidence motion has brought PM Narendra Modi to Parliament to make a statement on Manipur issue. During the debate on no-confidence motion, he said: “We were demand- ing that PM Modi should come to the Parliament and speak on Manipur issue. We were not demanding any BJP MP, we were only demanding our PM to come.” EX-PM DEVE GOWDA EXPRESSES ANGUISH OVER SHOUTING, SLOGANEERING IN PARLIAMENT New Delhi: Former PM and JD (S) chief HD Deve Gowda on Thursday said the Parliament proceedings have touched a “new low” as he rued “shouting and sloganeering” will only destroy “what is left of our system”. “I came to attend Parlia- ment despite ill-health, but have been very disappoint- ed by what is happening. From my long experience I say this is a new low. Democracy can be saved only if everybody maintains dignity and decorum,” he said. WORLD LION DAY 2023 ‘India proud to be home to Asiatic lions’: PM extends wishes to nation First India Bureau New Delhi On the occasion of World LionDay,PrimeMinister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the nation and addressed the impor- tanceoflionsforthewild- life and environment. Taking to Twitter PM Modi wrote, “World Lion Day is an occasion to celebrate the majestic lions that captivate our hearts with their strength and magnificence. India isproudtobehometothe Asiatic Lions and over the last few years, there has been a steady rise in the lion population in In- dia. I laud all those work- ing towards protecting the habitat of lions. May we continue to cherish and protect them, ensur- ing they thrive for gen- erations to come.” World Lion Day is ob- served every year onAu- gust 10 to raise aware- ness about the impor- tance and protection of lions. Lions form an in- tegral part of the envi- ronment and are posed with numerous threats such as loss of habitat, hunting, poaching and many others. Therefore, there is an urgent need to protect them. The occasion plays a pivotal role in under- standing conservation of lions. It provides us with an opportunity to edu- cate people about the difficulties that lions en- counter across the world. The founders of the Big Cat Rescue, the world’s largest accredit- ed sanctuary dedicated to lions, drew attention to the declining population of lions across the world. PM Narendra Modi tweeted a combination of pictures of the lions on the occasion of World Lion Day, on Thursday. ANI No plans for caste census in UP: CM Yogi PTI Lucknow Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Thurs- day said the state gov- ernment has no plans to conduct a “caste cen- sus” in the state. “The subject matter of census is mentioned at number 69 of the Un- ion List of the Seventh Schedule of the Consti- tution of India. Census Act 1948 and Census Rules 1990 have been made by the Govern- ment of India for census work under which the work of census is done by the Government of India,” he said. Adityanath said this in a written reply to a question asked by Sa- majwadi Party member Sangram Yadav. Yogi Adityanath during Monsoon session of UP Assembly. IN THE COURTYARD Excise policy: ED’s stand sought on bail plea by Vijay Nair New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought the stand of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a plea by busi- nessman and Aam Aadmi Party’s communication in- charge Vijay Nair seeking default bail in a money laundering case related to the alleged excise policy scam. Sexasaultonminor: DelhiHighCourttakes cognisanceofcase New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has taken suo motu cognisance of an incident of alleged sexual assault of a 3-year-old girl by a cleaner at her school and sought to know the action taken by the city government and the police. A bench directed the authorities to file a status report. K’TAKA HC STAYS `50 L FINE ON X CORP, IF IT DEPOSITS 50% OF AMOUNT WITHIN A WEEK Bengaluru: A division bench of the High Court of Karnataka on Thursday stayed a single judge bench order that had imposed a cost of Rs 50 lakh on X Corp (formerly Twitter) for not complying with IT Ministry orders — subject to the company depositing 50 per cent of the amount (Rs 25 lakh) within one week. The deposit is for X Corp to show its bonafides, the court said. The order of the single judge who had directed X Corp to deposit Rs 50 lakh by August 14 will be stayed till the next date of hearing.
  • 7. PTI Dehradun Nine people have died in separate rain-related inci- dents over the past 24 hours across Uttarakhand as Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami took stock of the situation and di- rected all district magis- trates to stay on the alert. One person is missing in the incidents which also left around half a dozen people injured. Two siblings were killed and a third got in- jured when the hut they were sleeping in was hit by a landslide in the early hours of Wednesday amid incessant rains in Gaurikund, the base camp of KedarnathYatra. This was the second landslide in Gaurikund in five days. The shack near the helipad in Gaurikund village was hit by a land- slide from the top of the hill, burying four of a family in debris, Rudraprayag District Dis- aster Management Offic- er Nandan Singh Rajwar said. A woman named Janaki emerged unhurt out of the debris while her three children got buried under it, he said. Eight-year-old Sweety survived the incident and is being treated for inju- ries. Her younger sister Pinky, 5, and another small child, were declared dead at the hospital. The spot in Gaurikund village is just half a kilo- meter away from the place where three per- sons were killed and 20 others went missing in a landslide on August 4. Five people were killed and as many injured in two separate road acci- dents in the past 24 hours in Pauri district. Four people, including a father-son duo, died when their car fell into a deep gorge on Tuesday night at Gumkhal, State Disaster Response Force official Praveen Rathi told PTI over the phone. GLORY OF GWALIOR Khadi Tiranga to be hoisted across 22 states ANI Gwalior Pride of our na- tion, the Na- tional Flag ‘Ti- ranga’ prepared in Gwalior will be hoisted in various government offices across 22 states in the country this year. Madhya Bharat Khadi Sangh located in the city prepares the Khadi Na- tional Flag only for the govt bodies and it is the only Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certified national flag manufactur- ing organisation in North India. This year it has re- ceived orders for around 55,000 national flags. It has supplied 14,300 flags in 22 states so far. Secretary of Madhya Bharat Khadi Sangh, Rama Kant Sharma said, “We have made 14300 flags and supplied them in 22 states across the country so far. We have received orders around 55000 flags worth about Rs 5 crore and we have supplied flags worth Rs 1 crore so far. We have sup- plied the flags to Goa, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Ben- gal, Bihar, Andaman Nicobar, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, JK, Madhya Pradesh, Chhat- tisgarh, Maharashtra etc.” “We have a staff of 222 here. The flag is sent only after completing all the norms. It should not be consideredonlyasakhadi cloth, it is associated with the spirit of our country, it is a symbol of our pride and a lot of standards are taken care of while pre- paring the flag,” he said. Gwalior’s Madhya Bharat Khadi Sangh has received orders for around 55,000 national flags. P Buxar: A 40-year-old driver from Punjab was found dead inside his truck in Bihar’s Buxar district on Thursday, police said. The body of Jagjeet Singh, a resi- dent of Mansa district in Punjab, was found hanging from a rod in- side the truck that was parked near an under- construction power plant in Chausa block, they said. Further probe is on in this case. Driver from Punjab found dead inside his truck in Bihar's Buxar New Delhi: A 30-year- old woman has been ar- rested for shooting her sister in the face, police said. Sonu has been booked for attempt to murder and faces other charges under the Arms Act. An FIR has been filed at Shastri Park po- lice station. The police said, the elder sister also hit her younger sibling, identified as Sumaila, on head with the butt of the gun. Suspecting sister’s affair with husband, woman shoots at her Thane: The Thane Mu- nicipal Corporation in Maharashtra will beau- tify 15 lakes in the city, adjoining Mumbai, an official statement said on Thursday. The pro- ject will cost an esti- mated Rs 53.36 crore and it will be imple- mented under the Cen- tre’s Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Ur- ban Transformation (AMRUT)-II scheme, said the statement. Maharashtra: Civic body to beautify 15 lakes in Thane city IN BRIEF Pune: Cybercrooks forced a 25-year-old advertising student and her mother (53) to transfer Rs53.63 lakh via 34 transactions within four hours on July 5 after threatening to implicate the student in a ‘drug courier’ case. Crooks dupe student, mom of `54 lakh INDIA 06 Jaipur, Friday | August 11, 2023 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia 9dieinrainincidentsinU’khand; CMDhamitakesupdatefromDMs “Abdullahs, Muftisjoined handswith ISI” Agencies Jammu BharatiyaJanataPartyNa- tional General Secretary Tarun Chugh onThursday blamed the Abdullah and Mufti families for the atrocities on the Kahmiri Pandits since 1989. Chugh alleged that both the families of Ab- dullah and Mufti, have been hand-in-glove with the Pakistan ISI to allow large scale killings of the Pandits and make them leave the state in 90s. Taking strong excep- tion to FarooqAbdullah’s contention in the Parlia- ment that his government in 1989 tried to protect the Kashmir Pandits, the Senior BJP leader said it was a bundle of lies what Abdullah was saying. The fact, he said, is thatAbdullah was part of the design to victimize the Kashmiri Pandits, commit atrocities on them by murders and rapes and made them leave the state. Chugh said it was the anti-national politics of Abdullahs and Muftis that brought JK to the brink of collapse. Lauding PM Modi for abrogation ofArticle 370, he said a new era has dawned on JK ever sinceandpeopleareliving anewlifeofdevelopment. SDRF personnel launch the rescue operation in affected areas Maldevta River after rise in water level due to monsoon rains, in Dehradun, on Thursday. PTI Chinese Propaganda ED probes Prakash Karat-Singham email exchanges PTI New Delhi A dump of email ex- changesthatincludesome between US billionaire Neville Roy Singham and CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat are under the ED scanner as money laun- dering probe against news portal NewsClick which isallegedtohavereceived dubious funds from the businessman to spread Chinese propaganda, sources said on Thursday. The ED is also probing the alleged transfer of funds of about Rs 40 lakh from NewsClick to the family members of activ- ist Teesta Setalvad, trans- fer of about Rs 72 lakh to journalist and author Par- anjoy Guha Thakurta, some employees of NewsClick and few inde- pendent media persons over a period of time. It had found that News- Click also allegedly paid Rs 17.08 lakh as “salary” to jailed activist Gautam Navlakha, Rs 97.32 lakh to Bappaditya Sinha, a shareholder in NewsClick and a member of the IT cell of the CPI(M) over an unspecified period. Manipur: One more gang-rape comes to light after 100 days Agencies Imphal Another horrific case of rape and torture has come to light in Manipur after thesurvivor—nowliving in a relief camp — filed a complaint with the police unfolding the crime that took place on May 3. The 37-year-old mar- ried woman said in her complaint: “Five-six people got hold of me and started verbally abusing and assaulting me. Despite my resist- ance, I was forcefully pinned down. “After this, they start- ed sexually assaulting me… They inserted their fingers into my private part in a violent manner. There was no help com- ing from anybody despite my cries for help. “Thereafter, some more men joined them. At that time, I lost con- sciousness. Later, when I regained my senses, I found myself in a house surrounded by some Meitei people.” 3 of family who died during farmer agitation get ex-gratia RBI keeps interest rates unchanged in hawkish policy Agencies Shimla After 33 years of an agita- tion by apple growers against the then govt that changed political land- scape in Himachal, the current govt announced a financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh each to the next of kin of three apple growers who then died. It happened in 1990. After the agitation, con- sidered to be one of the fiercest by apple grow- ers, the Congress under the leadership of Virb- hadra Singh, now dead, won 60 of the state’s 68 assembly seats. Besides announcing enhanced assistance to natural calamity affected families, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu also announced financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh each to the families of three orchardists — Go- vind Singh, Heera Singh and Tara Chand — who died in the firing incident during the apple grower’s agitation in 1990, a state- ment said on Thursday. PTI Mumbai The RBI on Thursday left its key interest rates un- changed for a third straight meeting but sig- nalled tighter policy if food prices continue to drive inflation higher. The monetary policy committee, which has three members from the central bank and a similar number of external mem- bers, held the benchmark repurchase rate (repo) at 6.50% unanimously. It retained the stance on “withdrawal of accom- modation” but Governor Shaktikanta Das sounded hawkish when he high- lighted that headline in- flation needs to subside sustainablybelow 4%and any surge in the inflation print, if continued for a longer period, may neces- sitate fresh action. Uncertaintyoninflation trajectory has increased with recent flare-up in food prices. Monsoon and weatherdisruptions,along with govt interventions and global food supply trends, are likely to influ- ence inflation outcome. Agencies Thiruvananthapuram The Kerala government has decided to hand over the Tanur custodial death case to the CBI. It is reliably learnt that CM Pinarayi Vijayan has given consent to a pro- posal in this regard by state police chief Sheikh Darvesh Sahib, late on Wednesday evening. At present, the case is being probed by the crime branch. The case pertains to the death of Thamir Jifri in Tanur police sta- tion while in custody. A post-mortem report had revealed that one of the reasons for the death was police assault. It was also found that he also had issues related to drug consumption. Tanur custodial death case to be given to CBI India’s ‘first’ post office is bang on Line of Control PTI Keran (JK) India’s “first” post office bearing PIN code 193224 is located on the banks of theKishangangariver,the de facto Line of Control (LoC) in JK’s Kupwara district. It was known as the last post office of the country until recently, when the signboard near it described it as the “First Post Office of India”, as it is the first one from the LoC or border. Agencies Bengaluru The Bengaluru police on Thursday arrested an Uber cab driver for alleg- edly assaulting a woman passenger and her son after they mistakenly got into the wrong cab. The incident occurred on Wednesday in Bhoga- nahalli area under Bel- landur police. The ac- cused has been identified as Basavaraju. The inci- dent came to light after victim’s husband Ajay Agarwal shared the inci- dent on social media. Agarwal’s wife had booked a cab. The cab- driven by Basavaraj, ar- rived at 11.05am and that incident occurred. Fur- ther probe is on. Uber driver held for assaulting woman, son for entering wrong cab Weather Report Prakash Karat BJP leader Tarun Chugh Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan deceased Thamir Jifri (R) Neville Roy Singham A CCTV grab shows cab driver assaulting woman and her son. Apple farmers’ agitation had happened in 1990. FILE RBI Governor Shaktikanta Dass New Delhi: Many areas of Delhi received light rains, while a down- pour lashed parts of Ghaziabad and Noida adjoining the national capital on Thursday. According to the IMD, generally cloudy sky with light rains are expected in the na- tional capital in the next two days. While the maximum temperature settled at 35.2 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average, in Delhi, the city recorded a low 27 degrees Celsius, an IMD bulletin said. RAININDELHIPARTS, MOREINSTOREFOR NEXTTWODAYS TOUGH APPROACH HURTS PEOPLE FINANCIALLY, UNEMPLOYMENT LEVEL RISES MANIFOLD: AZAD Jammu : Lashing out at the previous regimes for anti-people policies, Democratic Progres- sive Azad Party (DPAP) Chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said that the tough approach has hurt the people economically and unemployment level rose to unprecedented levels during the last several years. “I as the Chief Minister of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir built massive tourism projects, created Self Help Groups of unemployed engineers and ensured the rural economy is given a boost,” he said addressing a public rally in Bhaderwah belt of Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir during his tour to the region. The DPAP Chairman stated that all his pro-people and developmental initiatives have been reversed by the present dispensation.
  • 8. NEWS 07 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Friday | August 11, 2023 TRIPLE H REACTS TO MUSK’S WWE TWEET “Say the word”: Triple H offers advice to Elon Musk for cage fight with Zuckerberg Agencies New Delhi cage fight be- tween Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg is still not confirmed but both tech billionaires have been giving updates on the so- called biggest fight ever in the history of the world. Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, even gave out a date saying he “suggest- ed August 26” but added that the Tesla boss hasn’t confirmed. Musk said in a series of posts on X (formerly Twitter) that he had begun to physically prepare for the event. The world’s richest man posted that he was “going with WWE as my fighting style”, prompt- ing a response from Tri- ple H. “Say the word. I know a thing or two about mak- ing an X sign,” the for- mer professional wres- tler, while responding to Musk. Triple H even at- tached a GIF of himself performing his famous celebration, jokingly comparing it to Musk’s company name X. Musk has been keep- ing the buzz around the cage fight alive by shar- ing how he is preparing for the big event. Triple H (C) is currently in charge of WWE’s creative team and has responded to Elon Musk’s recent tweets regarding fighting style. A Guwahati: Chennaiyin FC got the better of Hy- derabad FC by beating them 3-1 in the southern derby fixture of the Du- rand Cup football tour- nament at Indira Gandhi Stadium. Chennaiyin has taken the top spot in the Group with the victory. Jordan Murray, Connor Shields and an own goal from Alex completed score for Chennaiyin. DurandCup:Chennaiyin FCbeatHyderabadFC 3-1insouthernderby Yangon: 17 people drowned when a boat carrying Rohingya refu- gees fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine state broke up at sea this week, rescu- ers said on Thursday. Thousands of Rohingya risk their lives each year making perilous sea journeys from Bangla- desh and Myanmar. 17 Rohingya refugees die in boat tragedy off Myanmar Dhaka: At least 14 peo- ple died after floods and landslides hit Bangla- desh’s Bandarban and Rangamati districts, Dhaka as per media re- ports on Thursday. In the Bandarban district, at least eight people were killed and among the victims, five are men and three are women. Bangladesh:14killed inflood-hitBandarban, Rangamatidistricts Islamabad: A day after the National Assembly was dissolved, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sha- rif on Thursday said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML- N) supremo Nawaz Sharif will return to the country next month and face the law, according to local media reports. “Nawaz Sharif will return to Pak next month”: Shehbaz Moscow: Russia made its preparations on Thursday for the launch of its first lunar landing spacecraft as it races to be the first power to make a soft landing on the south pole of the moon which may hold significant deposits of water ice. The mission is racing against India. Russia to launch spacecraft in race to find water on Moon IN BRIEF Marseille (France): Three French police were charged Thursday over a 27-year-old man’s death during na- tionwide rioting earlier this summer, prosecu- tors said, an uncom- mon instance of offic- ers facing a criminal case over on-duty vio- lence. 3 French cops charged over man’s death Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sacked his top general while calling for the military to boost weap- ons production and in- crease combat drills in preparation for an “of- fensive” war, state-run local news agency re- ported on Thursday. Kim Jong Un fires top military brass HistoricHawaiitown destroyedbywildfire At least 36 killed on Maui as fires burn through Hawaii and thousands race to escape Agencies Hawaii Thousands of Hawaii residents raced to escape homes on Maui as blazes swept across the island, destroying parts of a cen- turies-old town and kill- ing at least 36 people in one of the deadliest U.S. wildfires in recent years. The fire took the island by surprise, leaving be- hind burned-out cars on once busy streets and smoking piles of rubble where historic buildings had stood in Lahaina Town, which dates to the 1700s and has long been a favorite destination of tourists. Crews battled blazes in several places on the island Wednesday, and the flames forced some adults and children to flee into the ocean. At least 36 people have died, according to a statement from Maui County that said no other details were available. 11,000 EVACUATED AS WILDFIRE BURNS LAHAINA Maui: Evacuations and damage assessment were continued on Thursday on the battered island of Maui where catastrophic blazes killed many people, damaged hundreds of structures and leveled a historic and beloved town in one of the deadliest U.S. wildfires in recent years. Officials said 11,000 were evacu- ated, more than 270 structures were damaged or destroyed including entire blocks of homes, businesses and a 200-year-old church in Lahaina Town in Maui, where blazes fueled by wind from passing Hurricane Dora were concentrated. On the Big Island, three wildfires were burning, though two of them were at least 60% contained. The flames devastated much of the resort city Lahaina on Hawaii’s Maui island on Wednesday Thursday, forcing thousands to evacuate. A view shows the site of a Russian missile strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine on Thursday. Threedeadafter Russianattack onUkrainiancity Agencies Zaporizhzhia Two young women and a man were killed and nine other people were wounded in a Russian missile attack on the Ukrainian city of Zapor- izhzhia late on Wednes- day, Ukrainian officials said on Thursday. A re- porter at the scene saw emergency workers lift- ing a body, putting it on a stretcher, and wrapping it into a black body bag. “Three people dead and nine people injured including an 11-month baby - this is the result of the strike on the regional centre,” a statement from President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s office said. RUSSIA CLAIMS 11 DRONES DOWNED Moscow: Russia downed 11 Ukrai- nian drones nearing Crimea and two headed for Moscow, officials said Thursday, the latest in a blitz of air strikes on Russian-held territory. “Two UAVs (unmanned aerial ve- hicles) flying in the direction of the city of Moscow were destroyed,” the Russia’s defence ministry said in a statement on Telegram. Agencies Beijing Beijing on Thursday said a new US policy to re- strict investment in Chi- nese technology “severe- ly disrupts the security of global industrial and sup- ply chains”. An unnamed Ministry of Commerce spokesper- son said President Joe Biden’s executive order “seriously deviates from the market economy and fair competition princi- ples the US has always promoted, affects com- panies’ normal operation decisions, damages the international trade order, and severely disrupts the security of global indus- trial supply chains”. “China expresses seri- ous concern and reserves the right to take meas- ures,” he said. Biden’s executive or- der directs the Treasury Department to restrict certain US investments in China in sensitive high- tech sectors including semiconductors, quan- tum computing and AI. Agencies Busan, South Korea South Korea authori- ties evacuated more than 10,000 people and closed schools in flood-hit areas as tropical storm Khanun swept over the peninsula on Thursday, having pounded southern Ja- pan over the past week. Downgraded from a typhoon to a tropi- cal storm, Khanun made landfall on the southeast coast, and was heading towards the South Kore- an capital Seoul. Khanun could also strike North Korea’s cap- ital, Pyongyang, and state media there report- ed that the military and the ruling party had been ordered to prepare flood- mitigation measures and salvage crops. In South Korea, some 350 flights and 410 train routes were cancelled, and more than 10,000 people were moved to safety, the interior minis- try said. No casualties were reported. China slams investment curbs by United States Tropical storm causes floods, evacuations in South Korea Evacuation Continues People gather while waiting for flights at the Kahului Airport in Kahului, Hawaii. Several thousand Hawaii residents raced to escape homes on Maui as the Lahaina fire swept across the island, killing multiple people and burning parts of a centuries-old town. X close to breaking even, video calls arriving soon: CEO Linda Agencies San Francisco X (formerly Twitter) CEO Linda Yaccarino on Thursday said that the company is at the verge of breaking even, after it went through a massive churn in the last few months including huge layoffs platform changes. Inherfirstinter- view since she took over as X Corp CEO, Yaccari- no said that video calls are arriving soon on the plat- form, as it aims to become an “everything app” like China’s WeChat. “I’ve been at the com- pany for eight weeks. The operational run rate right now… we’re pretty close to break even,” she said. The CEO also said she has “autonomy” un- der Musk as he focuses on new technology.” No. 4 position has been an issue for India for a long time: Rohit Sharma Hockey India appoints new chief coaches MumbaiMarathonto beheldonJanuary21 ANI Mumbai India captain Rohit Shar- ma on Thursday voiced that no batter has settled into the crucial number four position in the bat- ting order of the Indian ODI side since Yuvraj Singh’s retirement and it is raising severe worries ahead of the World Cup. With the 50-over World Cup less than two months away, India are still looking for a batter to fill the No. 4 position in the batting order, a prob- lem that plagued them in the previous tournament in England in 2019. Rohit will be leading the Men in Blue in the highly-antici- pated ICC Men’s ODI World Cup that will be held from October 5 to November 19 in India. “Look, No. 4 has been an issue for us for a long time. After Yuvraj Singh, nobody has come and set- tled themselves in. But, for a long period of time, Shreyas (Iyer) has actual- ly batted at No. 4 and he has done well — his num- bers are really good,” Ro- hit told reporters on the sidelines of a La Liga event in Mumbai. The Asia Cup will kick off on August 30, with arch-ri- valsIndiaandPakistanset tolockhornsinKandy,Sri Lanka, on September 2. ANI Chennai (Tamil Nadu) Hockey India President Dilip Tirkey on Thursday confirmed the appoint- ment of Indian former field hockey player Sard- ar Singh and Rani Ram- pal as the chief coach of the sub-junior boys team and sub-junior girls team respectively. The decision was tak- en by the sport governing body after its 100th Ex- ecutive Board Meeting. “We are making a sub- junior hockey team under Hockey India for the first time. So, that they are nurtured at an early age. Sardar Singh will be Chief Coach of the sub- junior boys team and Rani Rampal will be chief coach of the sub- junior girls team,” Dilip Tirkey said in a press conference on Thursday. Agencies Mumbai The 19th edition of the Mumbai Marathon will be held on January 21 and the registrations opened on Thursday. Mumbai Marathon, a World Athletics Elite La- bel road race, was held last year after two years due to the coronavirus pandemic and was at- tended by about 55,000 participants.The registra- tions for amateurs started onAugust 10 will close on November 30, or until all running spots are filled, whichever is ear- lier, the organisers said in a release. For the half marathon, registrations will open onAugust 12 close on September 25. The slots will be con- firmed on a fastest-run- ner-first basis as per their timing certificate sub- mitted during the regis- tration process. India captain Rohit Sharma during an interview. —File Rani Rampal and Sardar Singh REPRESENTATIONAL PIC
  • 9. First India Bureau Jaipur The meeting of the Po- liticalAffairs Committee (PAC) of the Rajasthan PCC will be held today wherein KC Venugopal will preside over this meeting.All 35 members of PAC will participate in this meeting along with CM Ashok Gehlot, Sukhjinder Singh Rand- hawa and Sachin Pilot. Congress Organization General Secretary KC Venugopal reached Jaipur on Thursday evening from Delhi to Jaipur by Indigoflightandwaswel- comed by Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Go- vind Dotasara.Venugopal will attend the proposed meeting of Lok Sabha ob- serversat10amonFriday and thereafter, he will at- tend the Political Affairs Committee meeting at 11 am. After the meeting, he will leave for Delhi at 2:20 pm by Indigo flight. FIRST INDIA’S REALITY CHECK Venugopal, CM among others to attend PCC’s PAC meeting today CM Gehlot praises FI, Channel Head Dr Chandra pats team’s back! First India Bureau Jaipur nce again First India played a social concern which was praised even by CM Ashok Gehlot. Actually, on August 6 in Jaipur, First India organ- ized a reality check of the clubs at night in which the big night clubs of Jaipur were exposed. First India showed live pictures of the party go- ing on till 1 am in the night clubs. To increase the team’s courage, chan- nel head Dr Jagdeesh Chandra reached First India’s office on Thurs- day, where he encour- aged the team and said that First India does fear- less journalism. “We are not against night clubs, but such a culture is not right for Jaipur after midnight,” he said. Let us tell you that the news of First India’s reality check created fu- rore the very next day and taking action, CM Gehlot held a meeting of top officials and thereaf- ter, an order was issued that strict action will be taken against the night club which opens after 12 o’clock. After a week, CM Gehlot will also re- view the compliance of the order. Naresh Sharma Jaipur CM Ashok Gehlot is not worried about ED’s ac- tion in the state. Gehlot clearly said on Thursday, “If ED, CBI, IT teams come then understand that elections are about to come. I am not going to be intimidated by the in- vestigation of any central agencies.” CM Gehlot once again mentioned himself to be a ‘fakir.’ “I neither bought a house, nor gold- silver then if ED comes again, what harm will it do to me? If I ever had to vacate CMR, I will have to find a rented house,” Gehlot told the media in Jaipur on Thursday. In fact, this week ED action has taken place at two places in State - Kal- am Coaching in Sikar and Yojana Bhavan case in Jaipur. Some leaders are looking at it through political prism. But CM Gehlot holds a clear stand, “If someone made a mistake, then action should be taken. We will not stop any agency from conducting investigation in Raj.” Taking a jibe at BJP, Gehlot said that lakhs of people came to Rahul Gandhi’s meeting chairs remained empty in PM’s meet in Sikar. “Keeping chairs empty during PM’s speech and his departure will only do good to Vasundhara Raje and none else,” he said. Naresh Sharma Kamal Kant Jaipur CM Ashok Gehlot while addressing the launching ceremony of ‘Indira Gan- dhi Smartphone Yojana’ at BirlaAuditorium, said that 50% of promises made by State govt have been fulfilled. “Due to chip crisis during the Co- rona period, mobiles were ceased to be made, due to which there was some delay in executing the scheme. Now women will be provided smart- phones in camps without any hassle,” he said. “Beneficiaries will be given free internet data for 3 yrs. In 2nd phase, smartphones would be provided to 80L women. Ex-PM late Rajiv Gan- dhi’s dream of IT revolu- tion in country, is being realized today,” CM said. First India Bureau Jaipur Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Madhusudan Mistry met for about 2 hours at the CMR on Thursday. The leaders brainstormed over the is- sue of Congress in Ra- jasthan and upcoming polls.The Congress’ sen- ior election observer for Raj Madhusudan Mistry on Thursday expressed confidence in party once again forming govt with a majority in the State. Recently appointed by the Congress high com- mand as the senior ob- server for the assembly elections due in Raj later this year, Mistry was in Jaipur to hold talks with party leaders.”We will form the government with a majority,” he told reporters at the airport here. “ BJP’s job is to create a hue and cry while the job of the Con- gress is to work for peo- ple, to take the poor for- ward.” Disciplined ap- proach of Mistry was evident when apart from prominent leaders, he didn’t meet anyone else. PCC in-charge SS Rand- hawa, PCC President GS Dotasra, Bhanwar Jiten- dra Singh, co-incharges Amrrita Dhawan, Qazi Nizamuddin, Mins BS Bhati, Tikaram Jully were those who met Mis- try along with LS observ- ers. But Mistry refused to meet anyone else as tick- et seeking leaders had reached Mistry with their bio-data. Notably, Mistry will attend PCC war room meeting today. CM Ashok Gehlot unveils Digital Sakhi Handbook ‘Seekho Digital, Sikhao Digital’ during the launch of Indira Gandhi Smartphone Scheme at Birla Auditorium in Jaipur on Thursday. Dr Mahesh Joshi, Lalchand Kataria, BL Jatav, Tikaram Jully, BS Bhati, Ganga Devi, Dr Krishna Poonia, Alok Beniwal, Gopal Meena, Amin Kagzi, Akhil Arora, Shashikant Sharma others were present. SUNIL SHARMA Dr Jagdeesh Chandra interacts with Shweta Mishra at the office of First India News in Jaipur on Thursday. Also seen are Jinendra S Shekhawat, Vishal Mathur, Shishir Awasthi, Lalit Gangwani, Navin Sharma, Shivendra Parmar, Satyanarayan Sharma, Nirmal Tiwari and others. MUKESH KIRADOO Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, Khanu Khan Budhwali, Sangeeta Garg, Naresh Sharma, Ashutosh Sharma others during the launch of ‘Indira Gandhi Smartphone Scheme’ at Birla Auditorium in Jaipur. CM Ashok Gehlot addresses during the mega event. O 08 We don’t bother about our lack of effort to try things which are impossible till someone accomplishes the very same thing. Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, CEO Editor-in-Chief, First India THOUGHT OF THE DAY Postal Reg No. JPC/004/2022-24 Jaipur, Friday | August 11, 2023 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Won’tbescared byprobeofcentralagencies:CM Referring to BJP’s remark on his leg injury, CM said, “Governor is also from RSS background, you ask him what is there in CT scan?” 80 lakh women will be given Smartphones in 2nd phase: CM CMGehlot,Mistrymeetfor2 hrsatCMR,discussRajissues CM Ashok Gehlot seeks information about mobiles while inspecting the Indira Gandhi Smartphone camp at Birla Auditorium on Thursday. Shashikant Sharma others are seen. Madhusudan Mistry was welcomed by GS Dotasra others at Jaipur Airport on Thursday. MUKESH KIRADOO Under‘BhamashahDigitalParivarYojana’ ,our BJPgovernmenthasalreadydonethework ofdigitallyempoweringtheeligiblefamilies ofBhamashahYojanabydistributing smartphonesthroughtwoinstallmentsof Rs1,000each.Atthattime,theCongress hadobjectedtoitbycallingitanelection scheme.ButtodaythesameCongressis doingtheworkoftakingfalsecreditby changingthenameofourscheme. Vasundhara Raje@VasundharaBJP Through Indira Gandhi Smartphone Yojana, State govt is fulfilling yet another promise. Under the scheme, Rs 6,800 are being given to beneficiaries for smartphone via DBT initially 20 GB data is being made available. Now women will be provided with smartphones in the camps they will also get information about operating the mobiles. Providing Smartphones to women are a medium for women empowerment. ASHOK GEHLOT, CHIEF MINISTER First India Bureau Jaipur CM Gehlot while ad- dressing closing ceremo- ny of Int’l Seminar on ‘Gandhian Way of World Peace Non-Violence in Contemporary Times’via VC, said, “ State Govt is making various efforts to introduce youngsters to Bapu’s thoughts val- ues. In this sequence, a non-violence revolution rally will be organised in Jaipur on Gandhi Jayanti toconveyGandhiji’sprin- ciples to masses.The situ- ation in Manipur is wor- rying. Propagating Gan- dhi’sphilosophyiscrucial to maintain peace.” Ahimsa Kranti rally to be held in Jaipur on Oct 2, says Gehlot CM Gehlot addresses closing ceremony of Int’l Seminar ‘Gandhian Way of World Peace Non-Violence in Contemporary Times’ on Mahatma Gandhi Jeevan Darshan at Medical College Auditorium in Jodhpur via VC from CMR in Jaipur on Thursday. There is no alternative to truth and non-violence. Mahatma Gandhi led the freedom movement in the country through the strength of non-violence. Society can get a new direction by incorporating ideals like peace, non-violence, truth and non- violence from the life of Mahatma Gandhi. ASHOK GEHLOT, CM Rajiv Gandhi ji has given recognition to the country in IT Sector. Rajasthan is progressing quite well in the field. I would like to congratulate the CM for this. You are giving smartphones to women are providing opportunities to them to grow in the IT field. BHANWAR JITENDRA SINGH, FORMER UNION MINISTER Rajasthan is becoming a leader in women empowerment in the entire country. State Government desires that women should play a leading role in a developed Rajasthan. MAMTA BHUPESH, WCD PLANNING MINISTER State Govt has organised this camp across the state to across the state for the distribution of smart phones. The camp has also been organised in rural areas of the State to empower women in the field of Information Technology. USHA SHARMA, CS TOP QUOTES RAJASTHAN WILL BE ON THE TOP POSITION IN THE COUNTRY BY THE YEAR 2030: GS DOTASRA PCC President GS Dotasra while speaking at the launching ceremony of Indira Gandhi Smartphone Scheme at Birla Auditorium, said that Rajasthan will be at the top position in country by the year 2030 as per CM Gehlot’s vision. “I would like to congratu- late CM Gehlot ji for a wonderful scheme. The State govt didn’t leave any stone unturned in last four and a half years. Rajasthan will be on the first position in every field in the country by 2030. The smartphone is very useful for women. It will empower them and act as lifeline for them.” First India Bureau Jaipur Taking a sensitive deci- sion to provide relief to rein in randomly opening rooftop restaurants, the Gehlot government has decided that now rooftop restaurants can be opened only in commercial and hotel buildings. The gov- ernment made this change in model building bylaws to provide relief to the problems of the residents around such restaurants. First India had recently run ‘Operation Night Club’ and exposed the clubs operating till late night. The government decision has followed the Operation. Till now, such restaurants could be opened in institutional buildings, office com- plexes, major business routes, and in commercial land use of master plan also apart from commer- cial buildings and hotels. CM held a meet of top officials thereafter, an order was issued that strict action will be taken against night club which opens after 12 o’clock Rooftop restaurants can be opened only in commercial and hotel buildings After FI’s ‘Operation Night Club,’ Govt reforms Model building bylaws KC Venugopal with GS Dotasra at Jaipur Airport on Thursday.
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