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  1. 1. First India Bureau New Delhi: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Manoj Pande said on Thursday that the situation along the border with China is “stable” but “unpredict- able”, and Indian troops are adequately de- ployed to deal with any contingency . Atapressmeetorgan- ised days ahead of the Army Day celebrations on January 15, Lt Gen Manoj Pande also said that robust pressure has been put by the troops deployed along the LAC on the adversary to de- feat any of their evil de- signs, in a firm and reso- lute manner. PM INAUGURATES 26TH NAT’L YOUTH FESTIVAL IN HUBBALLI First India Bureau Hubballi: Prime Minis- ter Narendra Modi on Thursday said the “yuva shakti” (youth power) is the driving force of India’s future and its growth would provide ample opportu- nities to youth of na- tion. PM Modi while addressing event re- membered Vivekanan- da, Modi said his pan- India visits was a reflec- tion of the oneness of India’s consciousness which reflects the true spirit of “Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat”. India is taking this feeling with new resolutions in Amrit Kaal, he added. “Next 25 years are im- portant for building the nation. Yuva’s dreams decide India’s direc- tion, aspirations decide India’s destination, and their passion decides India’s power,” he said. Twin messages of Swami Vivekananda - Institution and Innovation should be the part of every youth’s life, stresses Modi PM Narendra Modi being felicitated by Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai at the inauguration of National Youth Festival on birth anniv of Swami Vivekananda, in Hubballi on Thursday. Union Ministers Prahlad Joshi & Anurag Thakur and other dignitaries also seen here. www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia OUR EDITIONS: JAIPUR & MUMBAI Shah to visit J&K’s Rajouri today Days after terrorists killed civilians in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri, Home Minister Amit Shah will visit the district today to assess the security situation. Prophet row: Nupur gets gun licence Ex-BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma who was suspended from party after outrage over Prophet remarks has been granted licence to carry a personal gun amid death threats. JAIPUR l FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2023 l Pages 12 l 3.00 l RNI NO. RAJENG/2019/77764 l Vol 4 l Issue No. 218 H A P P Y L O H R I AHEAD OF THE ARMY DAY CELEBRATIONS... NATION FIRST... NOCOMPROMISE! LAC situation stable yet unpredictable; adequate troops are deployed: Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande addresses media at Manekshaw Centre, in New Delhi on Thursday. Our troops have been able to main- tain a robust posture. India and China have been able to resolve five of the seven issues that were on the table. We continue to talk both at the military and diplomatic levels. —Gen Manoj Pande, Chief of Army Staff Pay `163 crore in 10 days: Notice to AAP over ‘ads’ New Delhi (FIB): AAP’s Arvind Kejri has been asked by its own govt in Delhi to pay ₹ `163.62 cr in 10 days for its polit- ical adver- tisements allegedly passed off as govt messages. A recov- ery notice was issued by DIP. If AAP fails to pay up, its office in Del- hi and properties could be sealed, officials say, citing an earlier warn- ing by LG VK Saxena. CBI raids premises of ex-fin secy Mayaram Dr Rituraj Sharma Jaipur: The CBI on Thursday conducted searches at the premis- es of former finance secretary Arvind Ma- yaram after filing an FIR against him and a UK-based company for alleged corruption in the supply of exclusive colour shift security thread for Indian bank notes, officials said. Ma- yaram is currently the Economic Advisor to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The CBI, in its FIR, alleged that Mayaram, the UK-based company De La Rue Internation- al Ltd and unidentified officials of the finance ministry and RBI hatched a criminal con- spiracy to extend undue favour to firm. Turn to P8 READ Crucial Crucial RAHUL POWERS IND TO SERIES- CLINCHING WIN IND VS SL 2ND ODI India defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, on Thursday. The win also helped India extend their lead to 2-0 and secure the three-match series. Chasing a target of 216 runs, KL Rahul smashed an unbeaten knock of 64 runs off 103 balls, as hosts reached 219 for six in 43.2 overs. P6 Indian baters KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav greet each other after the team’s win. RELIEF, RESCUE OPERATIONS INTENSIFY JOLTED JOSHIMATH! Moni Sharma New Delhi/Joshimath: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting to review the situation in Joshimath, a hill town in Uttara- khand that is facing land subsidence affect- ing the lives of hun- dreds of families. The meeting, which was attended by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, RK Singh, Bhupendra Yadav and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, was held to discuss issues related to roads, power supply, water scarcity and environment in Joshimath in the wake of land subsidence. Meanwhile, demoli- tion commenced with demolition of Hotel Ma- lari, which was marked unsafe due to building developing more deeper cracks that nudged it to incline backwards. A day after protesters halted demolition drive, the work resumes with razing of a hotel l Union Home Minister Amit Shah chairs high- level meeting to review situation in Joshimath l From Joshimath, Army relocates it’s troops, Army Chief Pande says ‘no impact on readiness’ There’s such pressure from the adjacent ho- tel building that my hotel is about to collapse. I am helpless, can’t say anything. Can anyone be happy if their hotel is being demolished? —Thakur Singh Rana, Owner, Hotel Malari Inn Our govern- ment stands strong with these people. Our upcoming meetings are planned to find solutions for all the recent up- dates we have received after visiting here —Pushkar S Dhami, Uttarakhand CM Police personnel deployed outside Hotel Malari Inn ahead of its demolition, in Joshimath on Thursday. CM IN JOSHIMATH, ANNOUNCES `45 CR REHAB PACKAGE ‘CRACKS ON 20 ARMY BUILDINGS, TROOPS SHIFTED’ ‘IND IS WORLD’S 5TH LARGEST ECONOMY’ WORLD IS IN STATE OF CRISIS: PM MODI Uttarakhand govt has an- nounced a relief package of `45 crore to families in Joshimath, where large cracks appeared in homes and on roads. CM Push- kar Singh Dhami has also declared a relief package for 3k families affected by land subsidence. CM Dhami also held meeting with senior district ad- ministration officials. P5 India has relocated some troops from areas surrounding the sinking Himalayan town of Joshi- math that’s near LAC with China, Army Chief Manoj Pande said on Thursday. Gen Pande also said over 20 military installations around Joshimath have sustained “medium to minor damage.” Modi also spoke about India’s achievements on a global level. He said, India is world’s fifth-largest economy and aims to take India to top 3 economies of world. From the toys to tourism, defence to agriculture, India is making headlines across the globe. The world is in a state of crisis and it is difficult to predict how long this state of instability will last, PM Modi said referring to various global challenges arising out of conflict, war in his opening remarks at Voice of Global South virtual summit. P5 Temple defaced with anti-India graffiti in Oz Melbourne (FIB): Hin- du temple in Melbourne was allegedly vandal- ised by anti-India sup- porters and defaced with anti-India graffiti, saying ‘Hindustan Murdabad’. The walls of BAPS Swaminaray- an Mandir were also marked with praises of Indian terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale — a supporter of the crea- tion of Khalistan for Sikhs — as a ‘martyr’. “We are deeply sad- dened by the anti-India graffiti at the gates of Swaminarayan Mandir inMillPark,Melbourne by anti-social elements. ‘Modi Hitler’ hate was also written on wall. Swaminarayan Temple with Anti- Indian Slogans at Mill park area. Practice of calling Assembly session without prorogation dangerous for democracy: Guv Yogesh Sharma Jaipur: Describing Par- liament and Legislative Assemblies as temples of democracy , Governor Kalraj Mishra said that people’s representatives should rise above poli- tics and consider issues of public interest sensi- tively . He said that what- ever debates or business take place in the House, it should be for the sus- tainable development of the common man. Governor Kalraj Mishra was addressing the concluding session of the All India Confer- ence of Presiding Offic- ersintheRajasthanLeg- islative Assembly on Thursdayandsaid,“The presiding officers have animportantroleinpar- liamentary democracy and they are also guard- ians of powers and priv- ilegesof membersof the Legislature. Turn to P8 83RD ALL INDIA PRESIDING OFFICERS’ CONF CONCLUDES Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot greets Governor Kalraj Mishra as Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla looks on, on the concluding day of the 83rd All India Presiding Officers’ Conference in Jaipur on Thursday. It is a privilege and honour for all of us that India has Presidency of the G-20: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla All legislative bodies should work to make better laws. The rules and procedures in legislative institutions should be reviewed properly. —Om Birla, Lok Sabha Speaker It is matter of pride for Raj this conf took place in Jaipur’ during which sev- eral innovations took place. There was cooperation between Gehlot and LoP. —Dr CP Joshi, Assembly Speaker CHIRANJEEVI HEALTH SCHEME BENEFITING PEOPLE: CM GEHLOT Jaipur: In the conference of Presiding Officers in state as- sembly, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme has been implemented in the state keeping in view the health of the citizens. “The state govt has implemented OPS in place of new pension scheme on basis of humani- tarian approach,” Gehlot said. “Speaker Dr CP Joshi has put forward demand effectively. I say that as soon as proposal for financial autonomy comes from Assembly, it will be considered,” Gehlot said. ‘Yuva shakti’ a driving force: PM A SpiceJet flying from Delhi to Pune searched at IGI Airport after phone call said there was a bomb. Ministry of IB cracked down on six YouTube channels that were found to be spreading fake news. Police in Visakhapatnam arrested 3 for allegedly vandalising Vande Bharat which PM will inaugurate. Senior leader, ex-JDU President Sharad Yadav passed away at the age of 75 on Thursday night. EX-DGP LATHER APPOINTED INFO COMMISSIONER Jaipur (FIB): Ex-DGP ML Lather has been appointed as Information Commissioner. Justice Ram Singh Jhala was made a member of the State Human Rights Com- mission. Governor Kalraj Mishra issued the ap- pointment orders. Lather got reward of control on law and order. Appt has been made for 3 years or till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
  2. 2. RAJASTHAN JAIPUR | FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2023 02 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia Dr Rituraj Sharma Jaipur: Three new divi- sional headquarters can be created in Ra- jasthan before March as Ram Lubhaya commit- tee is all set to submits its report. The names of Barmer, Sikar, Ban- swara and Chittorgarh are in consideration for forming new HQs. Other places for which a demand has been made to make them into districts are Kotputli, Balotra, Phal- odi, Didwana, Kucha- man, Beawar, Neem- kathana, Bhiwadi, Sambharlek, Shahpura, Dudu, Biratnagar, Fatehpur, Shekhawati, Shrimadhopur, Khan- dela, Udaipurwati, Behror, Khairthal, Bhi- wani, Neemrana, Guda- malani, Pokaran, Kek- di, Madanganj Kis- hangarh, Kuchaman City, Makrana, Merta City, Sujangarh, Ratan- garh, Jaswantgarh, Ladnun, Anupgarh, Su- ratgarh, Gharsana, Srivijaynagar, Nohar, Bhadra, Nokha, Ram- ganj Mandi, Chhabra, Bhawanimandi, Deeg, Bayana, Kaman, Nagar, and Gangapur City . New Div HQs, dists expected before March AFTER RAM LUBHAYA COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS lll Barmer, Sikar, Banswara and Chittorgarh are in consideration for forming new Divisional HQs; Balotra, Phalodi, Neemkathana, can be made new districts Recently, under the leadership of Cong MLA Suresh Modi, protest was held, demanding to make Neemkathana a district. BJPGETSINTO‘SPORTSPOLITICS’ WITHNEWSAGAOFJPRMAHAKHEL Our goal is to develop both, game and players, says MP Rajyvardhan Singh Rathore Aishwary Pradhan Jaipur: After Congress, now BJP is also trying to woo people through sports ahead of the as- sembly elections in Ra- jasthan. The opposition partyisgoingtoorganize the sports event ‘Ma- hakhel’ in Jaipur. The move comes after theruralOlympicgames organised by the state government last year. Thegovernmentisgoing to organise urban Olym- pic games this year. In BJP’s Mahakhel, 630 teams from eight assem- bly constituencies of Jaipur Lok Sabha con- stituency will partici- pate. MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said that the Congress wasted crores of rupees by or- ganizingtheRuralOlym- picsduetowhichplayers did not get benefits. “Ourgoalistodevelop both the game and the players. That is why we will organize the Ma- hakhel in 32 stadiums developed by us,” he said. He said that cash prizes will be given and better-performing play- ers will be selected for better training through Mahakhel. Vikas Sharma Jaipur: Food and civil supplies minister Pratap Singh Khachari- yawas on Thursday said that there is no big lead- er than Rahul Gandhi in the Congress party . Responding to the question about CM face in the upcoming assem- bly elections, Khachari- yawas said that present chief minister Ashok Gehlot will be our face. He said that the last election was led under collective leadership. After a review meet- ing of the department at Secretariat, the min- ister said that the gov- ernment’s intention is to provide wheat at cheaper prices to all those who apply under food security . He said that wheat distribution should be done with complete transparency and the system is being strengthened for this. Khachariyawas said that ration should be al- lotted according to to- day’s census instead of 2011. He said that new items will be included at ration shops for this tie up with companies is under consideration. First India Bureau Jaipur: MP Ramcharan Bohra met Union Rail- way Minister Ashwini Vaishnav in New Delhi and discussed various demands related to the development of rail fa- cilities in Jaipur parlia- mentary constituency . In the meeting, the Rail- way Minister agreed on gifts worth Rs 900 crore forJaipur.BeforeMarch 2023, Vande Bharat Ex- press train service will start between Jaipur- Delhi. It will reach New Delhi from Jaipur in less than two hours. A few days ago, the Ministry of Railways announced that 50 sta- tions of India will be equipped with world- class facilities. The Railway Minister agreed to include Jaipur’s Sanganer sta- tion, which is famous for dyeing and printing for this. Doubling of railway line between Jaipur to Sawai Mad- hopur will also be done. First India Bureau Jaipur: JMCG mayor Dr Somya on Thursday announced that Sabhas- ad Bhawan of Nagar Nigam will be named after Swami Vivekanan- da. While making the announcement on Swa- mi Vivekananda’s jay- anti, councillors also gave their consent on Dr Somya’s proposal. The proposal will be passed in upcoming Executive Committee meet. Expresses displeasure over littering garbage Mayor Dr Soumya on Thursday visited Raj University . During her visit, she expressed dis- pleasure over garbage being thrown in open. She directed the offi- cials to maintain clean- liness in the varsity . First India Bureau Jaipur: Rajasthan has topped the country in voter registration of 17-year-old people. With efforts of CEO Praveen Guptaoninstructionsof ECI, Rajasthan has been successful in touching the figure of 4.17 lakh in this category . As many as 4, 17, 312 teenagers of 17 years and above have been registered in Ra- jasthan, which is high- est in country . Madhya Pradesh is in second place with 1.37 lakh registrations. Online registration facility for youths, voter list summary revision program and continu- ous monitoring of CEO Praveen Gupta resulted in the registration of such a high number of teenagers. MP from Jaipur Rural, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore with the players during MahaKhel on Thursday. Phulera MLA Nirmal Kumawat, former Assembly Speaker Rao Rajendra Singh, former Cabinet Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat and former MLA Jagdish Meena were also present on the occasion. Food and Civil Supply Minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas during press conference at his office on Thursday. MP Ramcharan Bohra meets Union Rly Min Ashwini Vaishnaw in New Delhi on Thursday. MoS Finance Pankaj Choudhary is also seen. Om Birla during convocation in VGU in Jaipur on Thursday. Dr Somya paying floral tributes to statue of Swami Vivekananda at the RU on Thursday. Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal addressing the gathering at RNT Complex in Khetri on Thursday. Dharmendra Rathore also seen. During first quarter of FY 2022-23 (April-May-June), 1.77 lakh teenagers aged 17 years and above were registered as voters. Rathore informed that the Rajasthan govt is going to organ- ize Urban Olympics, but the sportspersons of the state will not get anything from that but under Jaipur Mahakhel, 512 men 128 women teams will partici- pate in 32 sports grounds of Jaipur Rural Lok Sabha’s Kotputli, Bansur, Jamwaramgarh, Jhot- wara, Virat Nagar, Amer, Shahpura. About 7,000 players will participate in the event. Along with this, Rajasthan Kabaddi Federation will give special training to 20 best players. 512 MEN 128 WOMEN TEAMS TO PLAY IN 32 SPORTS GROUNDS There is no big leader than RaGa in Congress, says PSK On CM face of Raj Cong, Food Civil Supply Minister Khachariyawas backs Gehlot’s name Jpr-Delhi Vande Bharat train expected to run before March Sabhasad Bhawan to be renamed as Swami Vivekananda Bhawan: Dr Somya Rajasthan tops in registration of 17-yrs-old upcoming voters RBSE issues schedule for Class 12th examination Games in JMCH on lines of RG Rural Olympics Jaipur (FIB): On the lines of the Rural Olym- pics, games will be or- ganised in cities as well. It will be started by JMC Heritage in the state capital. This competi- tion will be held in the name of the Rajiv Gan- dhi Urban Olympics. It will be scheduled be- tween Jan 26 and 31. The registrations for it will open from Jan 21 on- wards. JMCH Commis- sioner Vishram Meena discussed in detail on Thursdayeveningabout the cluster construction being done at the zone level, sports ground, sta- dium, materials re- quired for players, etc. Jaipur (FIB): The Board of Second- ary Education has released the sched- ule of examina- tions for year 2023. The Class 12 exam will starts with Psychology on March 9, Public Adm on March 10, EVS on March 11, Physical Edu on March 13, Sociolo- gy on March 15, Sanskrit literature exam on March 20, Geography on March 20, English on March 22, Hindi on March 24, His- tory, Business Studies, Chemis- tryexamonMarch 27, English litera- ture and Typing exam on March 28, Mathematics on March 31, Eco- nomics on April 1, Computer Science and IP exam on April 3, Philoso- phy on April 5, Po- litical Science, Ge- ology, Agricultur- al Science exam on April 6, and other literature and sub- jects will be exam- ined on April 10. PILOT WITH PUBLIC Sachin Pilot interacting with the general public workers during public hearing at his residence on Thursday. Pilot also met Heera Lal Indora and inquired about latter’s well being. Jhunjhunu: RTDC Chairman Dharmendra Rathore on Thursday took part in the inaugural ceremony of the Rabindra Nath Tagore Cultural Complex and light and sound show made of Ajit Vivek Museum at Ramakrish- na Mission Ashram in Khetri. The chief guest of the inaugural ceremony was Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal. While addressing the gathering, Dharmendra Rathore said that in the upcoming budget announce- ment, a RTDC hotel will be announced for Khetri. KHETRI TO GET RTDC HOTEL SOON, SAYS DHARMENDRA RATHORE Om Birla:Youth should link their achievement with national goals First India Bureau Jaipur: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursdaytookpartin the sixth convocation of VivekanandaGlob- al University . While addressing the gath- ering, Speaker Om Birla said that India willbecomethethird- largest economy in the world in the next five years. “It is important that the youth link their achievements with the nation and link their personal goals with the na- tion’s goals. Youth should solve prob- lems like climate change by giving their innovative ide- as. They should be an example of service to the nation by helping the needy people,” said Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. “From industry to the service sector, from sports to educa- tionandfromagricul- ture to space, youth should work to find solutions. They should become a changemaker and find solutions to the challenges faced by the country and soci- ety ,” added LS Speak- er Om Birla. During the Convoca- tion while appeal- ing to youth, Birla said, “From industry to the service sector, from sports to education and from agriculture to space, youth should work to find solutions. They should become a changemaker and find solutions to the challenges.” URGES YOUTH TO FIND SOLUTION FOR SOCIETY India to become 3rd largest economy in the world by the next 5-years: Birla
  3. 3. RAJASTHAN JAIPUR | FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2023 03 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia Nirmal Tiwari Sawai Madhopur: Fol- lowing the death of Ti- ger T-57 in Rantham- bore National Park, now tigress T-118 ‘Var- sha’ has gone missing from the park. Sources informed the tigress was last spotted on CCTV on De- cember 16, 2022, and has been missing since then. The tigress T-118 is an inhabitant of Mandrayal Range in second division. Notably, a tiger and two tigresses had gone missing from the Man- drayal range in the re- cent past. Tigress T-118’s mother Tigress T-92 ‘Sundari’ had also gone missing five years ago. Similarly, Tiger Sultan T-72 disappeared mysteriously about a year ago and now Ti- gress T-118 has gone missing. Tigress T-118 had given birth to two cubs two years ago. On Tuesday, after struggling for 20 days, Ranthambore’s Tiger T-57, also known as Sin- ghsth, had died after he fell sick. Officials informed that the Special Tiger Tracking Team of the Forest Department is closely monitoring the forest area and trying to locate the missing tigress. Tigress T-118 goes missing from R’bore DAYS AFTER T-57’S DEATH lll Notably, disappearance of big cats is not new. A tiger and two tigresses had gone missing from the Mandrayal range in the recent past. ‘ILLEGAL’ CONSTRUCTION BY PAPER LEAK ISSUE Tribunal asks JDA to keep status quo on ‘demolition’ JDATOSUBMITREPLYINAPPELLATETRIBUNALTODAY Abhishek Shrivastava Jaipur: The JDA Ap- pellate Tribunal has sought a reply from the JDA on the action taken against the accused of the teachers recruit- ment paper leak case till January 13. Along with this, the presiding officer in the tribunal Nandini Vyas has asked not to demol- ish the related con- struction till then. The tribunal gave this order while hear- ing the appeal filed by Elchi Saran, wife of ac- cused Bhupendra Sa- ran, Gopal Saran and his wife Indu Bala. Justice Indrajit Sin- gh while disposing of the petition said that the matter is pending before the tribunal. In such a situation, the petitioner should pre- sent their side there and the tribunal should dispose of the stay application promptly. It was said that JDA has not informed what illegal construction is and if there is illegal constructionthenthepe- titioner is ready to re- move it at his own level. Shivendra Parmar Jaipur: There is good news for the people waiting to buy flats, vil- las and shops built by the housing board as more than 1,400 units will be built by the board in Jaipur. The board will start their application process by the end of this month. This decision was taken on Thursday in the 170th meeting of the projectcommitteeunder the chairmanship of Kunjilal Meena, Princi- pal Secretary , Urban De- velopment Department. Several other important decisions were also tak- en in the meeting held at the Rajasthan Housing Board headquarters. HousingCommission- er Pawan Arora said that more than a dozen cases were discussed in detailinthemeetingand necessary guidelines were given. In the meet- ing, information was given about the imple- mentation of the deci- sions taken in the 169th meeting held on June 8. “In the meeting ap- proval was given to con- struct Pratap Nagar Sec- tor-8, 244 multi-storey houses in Chetak Marg, 297 flats in Sector 22, 124 flats for MNIT in Sector 26, 164 villas in Sector 28, 132shops,56flatsinIcon- ic Tower, 39 MIG flats in Sector 22 itself and 325 multi-storeyed flats in Sector 23. Apart from this, 24 flats in Sector 11 of HiranMagriUdaipur, 277 plots in Shahpura Housing Scheme were approved. During this, the rehabilitation plan of Board’s Indira Gan- dhi Nagar Yojna, Jaipur, to provide plots to the localsof villageKundan- pura located on Ganga Marg, was approved,” Arora said. RHBtostartapplication process for 1,400 units ACB arrests agri supervisor while taking `1,500 bribe Ramesh Sharma Sikar: In Rajasthan’s Sikar district, the Anti- Corruption Bureau team arrested an agri- culture supervisor red- handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 1,500 on Thursday. Deputy Su- perintendent of ACB Rajesh Jangid said that the accused, Babulal Jat, a resident of Jora- war Nagar of Shrimad- hopur, works in Ram- garh Sethan Panchayat. He had demanded a bribe of Rs 2,000 from the complainant in lieu of passing the subsidy file of sprinkler irriga- tion equipment. After the deal was fixed for Rs 1500, the ACB along with police inspectorSureshChand laid their trap. The team arrested the ac- cused and he was taken to the Ramgarh police station. After complet- ing the proceedings, the ACB team will present the accused in the court on Friday . Mortal remains of soldier who died due to cold wave consigned to flames in Jodhpur Rajeev Gaur Jodhpur: The mortal remainsof thesoldierof the Indian Army Ram Prakash Prajapat who died in Siachen gla- cier due to icy winds were con- signed to flames with military honours. Prajapat was the resi- dent of Artiya Kalan vil- lage in Bhopalgarh tehsil of Jodhpur. A large number of people paid tributes to the sol- dier and raised slogans. Ram Prakash fainted while facing icy winds and he died in the army hospital in Chandigarh during treatment. The body reached his vil- lage on Thursday morn- ing. His elder son lit the funeral pyre. He was to retire after two months. Governor Kalraj Mishra and CM Ashok Gehlot also expressed condolences on the martyrdom of Prajapat. He prayed for the peace of the departed soul. 50-yr-old man rapes minor in Bharatpur First India Bureau Bharatpur: In a shocking case, a 50-year-old man raped a five-year-old girl un- der the Udyog Nagar police station area of Bharatpur on Tuesday. The crime happened when the girl returned home after having An- nakoot prasad. When the girl reached home, her relatives ques- tioned her about her stained clothes after which she told them about the incident. The brother of ac- cused Abhayraj has a marriage home near Tuhiya intersection, where there was a pro- gramme of Annakoot on Tuesday . Police have regis- tered a case and got the girl’s medical examination done. They are searching for the accused. Media personnel stand outside accused Bhupendra’s residence. Kunji Lal Meena and Pawan Arora along with other officials during 170th project committee meet in Jaipur on Friday. People gather at the cremation ground for the last rites of jawan Ram Prakash in Jodhpur on Thursday. HC GRANTS BAIL TO PAPER LEAK MASTERMIND HANUMAN BISHNOI Jaipur: The main accused of a paper leak in the second- grade teacher recruitment examination of the Ra- jasthan Public Service Com- mission Hanuman Bishnoi has been granted bail from Rajasthan High Court. He was arrested on charges of keeping the black money of Bhupendra Saran. Karni Vi- har police raided Hanuman’s house, during this, about Rs 19 lakh were recovered. During interrogation, he confessed that this amount belonged to Bhupendra, therefore the police had also arrested him. A case was registered against him under IPC sections 420, 406, 467, 468, 471 and 120B. Wife leaves house, husband, paramour hang selves in Barmer Mukesh Mathrani Barmer: A man had committedsuicidealong with his paramour after his wife left the house. Incident has been re- ported from the rural police station area in Barmer.Couplehadend- ed their lives by hanging from the fan. On getting informed police reached atthespotandrecovered the bodies. It is said that both were in love for the past five years. Police identified the deceased asMadharam,aresident of Sangseri village and Magi Devi, a resident of Booth Jetmal village. According to the in- formation Madharam and Magi were in love for the past many years. This led to tension in Madharam’s house as his wife was opposing this relationship. Ashok Gehlot @ashokgehlot51 My humble tributes to the brave son of Bhopal- garh, Jodhpur Sh. Ram- prakash Prajapat, who lost his life in the line of duty at Siachen glacier. Heartfelt condolences to his family members, may God give them strength. We all stand with them in this difficult time. NIA detains one in Kota over links with PFI Gul Mohammad Kota: A team of Na- tional Investigation Agency (NIA) raided Subhash Nagar and Vi- gyan Nagar area of Kota on Thursday. The team reached the house of a person named Mubarak in Subhash Nagar. The team mem- bers took Mubarak’s son Naushad along with them. Sources said that Mubarak, allegedly as- sociated with Social Democratic Party of IndiaandPopularFront of India, lives in Kaithoon area and a search was done there as well. The people living around the house said that the sound like dig- ging was also coming from the house. Police personnelweredeployed outsidethehouseandno onewasbeingallowedto enter the street. Mubarak’s son works in a salon in Kota. The sources said that the NIA has found important evidence during the search. 3 suspected thieves run over by train in Kota Kota (PTI): Three peo- ple died after being run over by a train here on Thursday morning, police said. The incident oc- curred near Borekheda overbridge under Nayapura police sta- tion, they said. Two of those killed were identified as Jag- dish Meena (35), a resi- dent of Sultanpura and Ratanlal Soni (35), a resident of Chechat area in Kota district. The identity of the third deceased is yet to be as- certained, police said. Pieces of iron rods were found scattered aroundthebodieswhich suggested the trio had stolen them from a con- struction site near the overbridge, circle in- spector (Nayapura) Ra- jendra Singh said. They are suspected to be drug addicts who allegedly stole the roads from the site, he said, adding Meena is a history-sheeter. Man shoots himself dead over matrimonial feud First India Bureau Jaipur: A man shot himself dead in Shyam Nagar area on Thurs- day, police said. Police informed the deceased has been identified as Ravi Kant Sharma, a property dealer and res- ident of Rewari. “Ravi Kant Sharma was stay- ingathiscousin’shouse. He was under severe stress owing to a matri- monial dispute and was allegedly beaten by his in-laws in court a few days back,” police said. POSTAL ASSISTANT EXAM CANCELLED AFTER HC ORDER HC TO HEAR PLEA AGAINST FILM ‘KUTTEY’ TODAY Jaipur: The examination held for the promotion to the post of Postal Assis- tant in the postal depart- ment has been cancelled. The High Court issued orders on the appeal of the Government of India. ASG RD Rastogi appeared on behalf of the GoI. A divi- sion bench of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Shubha Mehta ordered the cancellation of the exam- ination. The GoI said in the petition that the paper was out from Sindhi Camp area of Jaipur. Candidates filed a petition in CAT saying that the appointments have been made in other boards on this basis. Jodhpur: The hearing in the case involving Bolly- wood film ‘Kutte’ will take place in Jodhpur High Court on Friday. The film came into controversy af- ter the daughter of Jalore ASP Narendra Chaudhary, Shagun Chaudhary, filed a petition objecting to the title and poster of the film ‘Kutte’. The petitioner stated that the film is based on a police depart- ment and the film poster shows people standing in uniforms and their faces have been replaced with dogs. The matter came up for hearing on January 12, but could not be heard due to paucity of time. Jaipur: A court here has issued contempt notices to former IAS officer Ajit Kumar Singh and his son Eklavya Singh in a case related to making defamatory comments despite restrictions. Advocate AK Jain said that the court had restricted them on July 21, 2022 and even after this, they made objectionable comments in social media. In the plaint, a demand has been made for a compensa- tion of Rs 5 crore. Judge Arif Mohammad Khan has sought replies from both of them till March 8. Retired IPS officer MK Devarajan, retired IAS officer Manjit Singh, Beena Rajan and Dr Rekha Singh have filed the defamation case. COURT ISSUES CONTEMPT NOTICE TO FORMER IAS AJIT KUMAR SINGH, SON Kota: Cable network businessman Kapil Arora’s mother Chanchal Devi passed away on Thursday. The funeral procession will be tak- en out at 10am on January 14 and the final rites will be performed at Kishorepura cremation ground. The procession will be taken out from his residence in Gumanpura area of Kota. BUSINESSMAN KAPIL ARORA’S MOTHER PASSES AWAY, FUNERAL TOMORROW NEWS DIGEST Minor gang-raped by uncles for four days in Ramgarh Ramgarh (Alwar): A minor girl was alleged- ly held hostage and gang-raped by four peo- ple in Ramgarh town of Alwar district, police said. Police informed the victim was gang- raped for four days by her three uncles. “The incident oc- curred nearly a month ago when one of her uncles took her to his village for household work. During the night time, the three relatives locked her in a room and then gang- raped her for four days a knife point,” police informed. FORMER SIKAR SDM, PATWARI ARRESTED FOR CORRUPTION Navin Sharma Sikar: The Anti- Corruption Bureau has arrested the then Sikar SDM Ban- wari Lal Basniwal and Patwari Dinkar Mathur in a case of graft. Both were arrested in the case of 2014 for misuse of official positions. The action was taken by a team of the ACB chowky.
  4. 4. PERSPECTIVE JAIPUR | FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2023 04 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia l Vol 4 l Issue No. 218 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 IN-DEPTH Amit Shah @AmitShah Vivekananda ji was a strong critic of casteism and social ostentatious and was in favor of social harmony. Along with awakening national consciousness among the youth, he gave ideas to connect spirituality with modernity. His immense knowledge and inspiring thoughts will remain a center of inspiration for the youth for ages. Anurag Thakur @ianuragthakur Regards on the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda ji, a young ascetic, a shining constellation, an unmatched example of concentration and humanity, who scented the whole world with the fragrance of Indian all-inclusive culture and enlightened spirituality and best wishes to all the youth of the country on National Youth Day. SPIRITUAL SPEAK If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way. —Buddha TOP TWEETS FACE-OFF BETWEEN TN GOVERNOR RAVI AND MK STALIN GOVT CONTINUES n the Tamil Nadu government versus Governor RN Ravi row, a new dimen- sion was added after the latter referred to himself as the governor of Tamizhagam (instead of Tamil Nadu) in the invites for Pongal. Governor Ravi had used Tamizhagam in his speech on the inaugural day of the state Assembly’s opening session when he also deviated from the tradition of sticking to the speech provided to him by the MK Stalin government. Ravi finds Tamizhagam appropriate as Nadu has come to mean a country . Ravi prefers Tamizhag- am over Tamil Nadu as it “has contributed to the spread of Sanatan culture. The latest cause of friction is the state government’s usage of “ondriya arasu” instead of the Union government. The gover- nor finds the term “disrespect- ful” and “problematic” especial- ly because the TN government prefers to use the Central gov- ernment as India is “a Union of states”. The fraught relations between the two sides may prove counterproductive for the BJP as Dravidian pride is re- peatedly hurt. I ndia’s IT capital, Bengaluru, is try- ing to live up to the allegation of having a 40 per- cent commission. Two days after an under-construction Metro pillar collapsed kill- ing a young mother and her child and her husband and daughter seriously injured, a biker was injured when a stretch on Brigade Road caved in. The incident oc- curred near an area where a tunnel boring for the Metro was on. Two accidents near phase two construction site Metro suggest that there is something woefully wrong with the project’s execution and the city’s civic body . The Congress reminded the state government of the 40 per- cent commission charge lev- elled against it by an ag- grieved contractor who ac- cused officials of taking a 40 percent cut to release pay- ments in 2021. In October last year a ser- vice road built as part of a Rs 19.5- crore underpass caved in barely four months after its inauguration highlight- ing the corruption in con- struction projects. The latest accidents involving the Met- ro project which was started in 2007 aren’t the only ones. In 2013 a 47-year-old worker died after being hit by a six- tonne iron frame. In 2020 a labourer died after a cable pierced his head. In 2021 a worker fell into a utility shaft and died. As there were no signages the man mistook the utility shaft as a toilet. According to an RTI reply, Delhi Metro took a toll of 156 lives during construction be- tween 2002 and 2017. Bengal- uru Metro officials perhaps did not take any lessons from Delhi Metro to avoid casual- ties. Lucknow Metro had fewer casualties due to better supervision. ACCIDENT PRONE OR CARELESSNESS Two days after an under-construction Metro pillar collapsed killing a young mother and her child and leaving her husband, daughter seriously injured, a biker was injured when a stretch on Brigade Road caved in I fghanistan, officially the Is- lamic Emirate of Afghani- stan, is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Central Asia and South Asia and is referred to as the Heart of Asia.Characterisedbyrug- ged terrain Afghanistan bet- ter known as “graveyard of empires” has witnessed rise and fall of many kingdoms andfinallytheHotakandDur- rani dynasties, marked the political origins of the mod- ern state. Since the late 1970s, Afghanistan’s history has been dominated by extensive warfare, including coups, in- vasions, insurgencies and civil wars. The conflict began in 1978 when a communist revolution established a so- cialist state, and subsequent infighting prompted the So- viet Union to invade Afghani- stan in 1979. Mujahedeen fought against them in the Soviet- Afghan war and con- tinuedfightingamongstthem- selves following Soviet with- drawal in 1989. The Islamic fundamentalist Taliban con- trolled most of the country by 1996, but their Islamic Emir- ates of Afghanistan received little international recogni- tion and it was overthrown by US invasion in 2001. Birth, Rise and Fall of Taliban (First Regime): The Taliban, or “students” in the Pashto language, trained in madrasas of Afghanistan and Pakistan emerged as sav- iours in the early 1990s follow- ing the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan and resultant clashes amongst the mujahedeen militia groups for greater control. Their leader was Mullah Moham- mad Omar, who had earned a reputation for being pious and assisting in the fight against the Soviets. The birth anditsriseof Talibanin1990s were primarily to counter So- viet presence in Afghanistan. The Taliban was funded by Saudi Arab, trained by ISI Pa- kistan and had a tacit support of US to fill the vacuum cre- ated once Soviets were driven out of Afghanistan. The Tali- ban were accused of various human rights and cultural abuses and their actions like destruction of the famous Bamiyan Buddha statues, at- tacks on World Trade Center, New York on 11 Sep 2001 and providing a sanctuary for the prime suspects, Osama Bin Laden and his al-Qaeda move- ment led to US-led military coalition launched attacks in Afghanistan on 07 Oct and by the first week of December, 2001 the Taliban regime had collapsed. A pro-US govern- ment was established in Ka- bul under President Hamid Karzai in 2002. Resurgence of Taliban - 2021: Even after its fall the Taliban made numerous at- tacks on Kabul, NATO’s base in Sep 2012 and seized control the strategically important city of Kunduz. Subsequently MullahMansourwaskilledin a US drone strike in May 2016 and replaced by his deputy Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhun- dzada. At one point, a Paki- stani offshoot of the Taliban threatenedtodestabilisePaki- stan from areas it controlled in the north-west. A major military offensive two years later following the Peshawar school massacre greatly re- ducedthegroup’sinfluencein Pakistan. The US entered into a peace deal negotiation with the Taliban in 2020 paving wayforresurgenceof Taliban whohadconstantlypursueda long guerrilla war against US and its supported Afghan gov- ernments. National govern- ments led by Hamid Karzai and Ashraf Ghani had inter- national recognition and sup- portbuttheycouldnotcontrol Taliban activities fully . The Taliban retook control of Af- ghanistanin2021,twodecades after being removed from power by a US-led military coalition. Currently , the Tali- ban are led by Mawlawi Hai- batullah Akhundzada as the head of the Rahbari Shura, the council that takes all the political and military deci- sions for what it calls the Emirate - the Afghanistan ter- ritories under its control. Al- though initially claiming to formaninclusivegovernment for the country, the regime currently remains interna- tionally unrecognized. IndiaandAfghanistanhave very ancient historic and cul- tural ties since Indus Valley Civilisation days. Despite ob- stacles from Pakistan, rela- tions between two countries at the people-to-people level have remained good. Surviv- ing Taliban rule in the 1990s and since August 2021, India always had strong stakes and strategic interests in Afghan- istan.In October 2011, India and Afghanistan signed a Strategic Partnership Agree- ment, which strengthened their relations as it provides for assistance to help rebuild Afghanistan’s infrastructure and institutions, education and technical assistance to re- build indigenous Afghan ca- pacity in different areas. In- dian PM Modi views “Afghan- istan as a good neighbour of Indi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wished the friendship to last forever. Taliban Resurgence and Implications for India: Pre- viousTalibanregimewasrec- ognized only by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The de- struction of the Bamiyan Buddha monuments by the Taliban led to outrage and an- gry protests by India. In 1999, the hijacked Indian Airlines Flight 814 landed and stayed in Kandahar in Afghanistan and the Taliban were suspect- ed of supporting them. India became one of the key sup- porters of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance following these developments. A year ago, India was not happy about the state of affairs in Afghanistan as the U.S. was negotiating its exit, the Tali- ban was consolidating power, and decades of India’s base of supporting anti-Taliban forc- eswereevaporating.Indiahas sentbackabatchof diplomats to Kabul in a significant shift seenasgivingadefactorecog- nition to the Afghan Taliban government. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan wel- comes Indian’s step to up- gradeitsdiplomaticrepresen- tation in Kabul. Besides en- suring security, we will play close attention to the immu- nity of the diplomats and co- operate well in endeavour. Way Forward: India must consolidate its move to up- grade its diplomatic repre- sentation in Kabul and need to have a permanent pres- ence inside Afghanistan. For the Taliban, being friends with India allows it to put in place some sort of hedging strategy vis-à-vis Pakistan. India to put in place more concrete measures to engage Taliban giving it a better lev- erage against arch rival Paki- stan. India’s direct return to Afghanistan will keep third- party interventions out and will be more result oriented. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL BREAKING THE ICE: INDIA AND RESURGENT TALIBAN A Need to establish a working relationship with new Taliban regime. The Taliban are really struggling to govern the country as they are not diplomatically recognized. They are short on resources and there’s a humanitarian crisis in the country. India need to address issue of cross border terrorism with Taliban reciprocating with some guarantees that they will not allow Afghan territory to be used against India. If the Taliban are responding to India and are talking about terrorism and if they open up to a human rights conversation with the Indians that might be good news AFGHANISTAN, OFFICIALLY THE ISLAMIC EMIRATE OF AFGHANISTAN, IS A LANDLOCKED COUNTRY LOCATED AT THE CROSSROADS OF CENTRAL ASIA AND SOUTH ASIA AND IS REFERRED TO AS THE HEART OF ASIA COL RAJESH BHUKAR The author is a Post Graduate in International Studies, Alumni of Defense Services Staff College, Wellington and College of Combat, Mhow
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  6. 6. INDIA JAIPUR | FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2023 05 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia New Delhi (PTI): India is committed to tackling the impact of climate change and supporting the efforts of developing countries in achieving their development goals through necessary tech- nical assistance, Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said on Thursday . At Voice of Global South summit, he said the developed world has already consumed its share of climate re- sources and it is time that they accept respon- sibility for past actions. The development of a country and conserva- tion of its biodiversity and ecosystems are two important aspects, nei- ther of which can be ig- nored. As such, there is a need for development policies to be inclusive andsustainabletoreduce inequality and contrib- utetoempowermentand improvement of quality of people’s lives, he said. “India is supporting developing nations” CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT World is in state of crisis: PM Modi at Voice of Global South summit First India Bureau New Delhi: The world is in a state of crisis and it is difficult to pre- dict how long this state of instability will last, Prime Minister Naren- dra Modi said on Thursday referring to various global chal- lenges arising out of conflict, war and ter- rorism among others. In his opening re- marks at the Voice of Global South virtual summit, Modi flagged concerns over rising prices of food, fuel and fertilisers, the econom- ic impact of Covid-19 as well as natural dis- asters driven by cli- mate change. “We, the Global South, have the largest stakes in the future. Most of the global chal- lenges have not been created by the Global South. But they affect us more”. He said “the world is in a state of crisis” and toldtheleadersof devel- oping countries: “your voice is India’s voice” and“yourprioritiesare India’s priorities”. Noting that 5Rs need to recalibrate the rela- tionship between the developing countries and the developed world,hesaidtheworld has to respond to the priorities of the Global South by framing an inclusive and balanced international agenda. It has to recognise that the principle of ‘com- mon but differentiated responsibilities’ ap- plies to all global chal- lenges. It must respect the sovereignty of all nations, rule of law and peaceful resolution of differences and dis- putes; and the world must reform interna- tional institutions, in- cluding the United Na- tions, to make them more relevant. The PM said: “We have turned the page on another difficult year that saw war, con- flict, terrorism, and geo-political tensions; rising food, fertiliser and fuel prices; climate change-driven natural disasters, and the last- ing economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is difficult to predict how long this state of instability will last”. He said most of the problems the world is facinghavebeenthrust upon it by developed countries: “We have seen this in the im- pacts of Covid pan- demic, climate change, terrorism and even the Ukraine conflict. The search for solutions also does not factor in our role or our voice,” he said. He recalled that In- dia has always tried to share its expertise and learning with underde- veloped countries. “We supplied medicines and vaccines to over 100 countries during the pandemic. India has always stood for a greater role of develop- ing countries in deter- mining our common future.” Dehradun (PTI): The crisis in Joshimath has brought into focus the issue of land subsid- ence which has for years been threatening several places of Utta- rakhand, including the pilgrim town of Kar- naprayag and Landour. Around 80 km from Joshimath, at least 50 houses at Bahuguna Na- gar in Karnaprayag have been developing cracks since 2015. Lo- cals hold gradual land subsidence responsible for the fissures and at- tribute it to the widen- ing of the national high- way , violation of norms in construction works related to mandi pari- shad, erosion caused by the Pindar river and un- systematic flushing out of rainwater. Debris brought down by a landslide from above the Bahuguna Nagar first inflicted damage to houses in 2015, former chairman of Karnaprayag munic- ipal council Subhash Gairola said. JOSHIMATH LAND SUBSIDENCE BHARAT JODO YATRA KARNAPRAYAG, LANDOUR TOOSTARINGATDISASTER NDRF and SDRF personnel deployed near the damaged hotels that have to be demolished, in Chamoli on Thursday. —PHOTO BY ANI Congress leader Rahul Gandhi leads the party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra, at Doraha, in Khanna on Thursday. —PHOTO BY ANI Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav with his Japanese counterpart Akihiro Nishimura in New Delhi on Thursday. Dehradun (PTI): Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami on Thursday said a committee would decide the market rate for compensation to be paid to the families affected in Joshimath by keeping in mind the interests of stakeholders. A 19-mem- ber committee headed by Chamoli District Magistrate Himan- shu Khurana was set up to distribute an interim assistance of Rs 1.50 lakh among each affected family and decide the rate at which compensation is to be paid. “People will get the best compensation possible. The state govt will do all it can to properly rehabilitate them. Protecting their life and property is our top priority,” CM Dhami said at a meeting. New Delhi: The Uttarakhand govt on Thursday told Delhi High Court that authorities are rehabilitating families affected due to land subsidence in Joshimath, and that the Na- tional Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force have been deployed in the area. The state govt said a rehabilitation package is also being prepared and a lot of relief work is going on. The submission was made before a bench which was hearing a petition seeking to direct the Centre to constitute a commit- tee headed by a retired judge to look into the issue. GOVT TELLS DELHI HC THAT AFFECTED FAMILIES ARE BEING REHABILITATED Lucknow (PTI): Accusing the BJP govt of being in a slumber despite the Joshimath tragedy, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday demanded proper compensation for those who have suffered losses. Speaking to reporters here, Yadav said that BJP government both in Uttrakhand and the centre was ignoring its responsibility towards the affected families in Joshimath. “Such a big tragedy has taken place in Joshimath and the government still appears to be in a slumber. The government needs to extend proper compensation to the locals there as they are facing loss of all their lifelong savings in setting up their businesses, hotels and now they are forced to leave everything behind,” Yadav said. Ludhiana (ANI): On the arrival of Congress leader Rahul Gan- dhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Ludhiana, members of the 1984 Sikh Massacre Riot Victims Society, raised slogans and burnt an effigy of Rahul Gandhi at the Ghantaghar Chowk.The protesters alleged that the attack on Sri Darbar Sahib was on the orders of Rahul Gandhi's grandmother and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. They also pointed out that Sikhs were massacred during the time of Rahul's father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. They claimed that the Bharat Jodo Yatra has again cut open their wounds. The protesters demanded that Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi should apologize for the attack on Sri Darbar Sahib and the massacre of Sikhs. BJP IN SLUMBER DESPITE JOSHIMATH TRAGEDY, SAYS AKHILESH YADAV ANTI-SIKH RIOT VICTIMS BURN RAHUL GANDHI’S EFFIGY IN PUNJAB’S LUDHIANA COMPENSATION RATE TO BE DECIDED WITH STAKEHOLDERS’ INTEREST IN MIND: DHAMI “Ludhiana has potential to compete with China” Ludhiana (PTI): Con- gress leader Rahul Gan- dhi on Thursday said Ludhiana’s small and medium businesses can compete with China if they are given adequate support even as he ac- cused the Punjab govt and the Centre of not supporting them. He is undertaking the Punjab leg of the Bharat Jodo Yatra. Targeting Modi govt over the issue of demonetisation, he al- leged that it has hit the small and medium en- terprises. “But how and who hit Ludhiana? Pradhan Mantri ji im- plemented demonetisa- tion and ‘wrong’ GST,” he said. “Somebody told me today that Lu- dhiana is like Manches- ter. I thought it was wrongly said. Manches- ter is like Ludhiana. New Delhi (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party national president JP Nadda is all set to have a hectic start to 2023 with a series of party meetings, visits to poll- bound states and Lok Sabha Pravas. “It is not easy to be the president of the world’s largest party and our leaders like Na- dda ji are an inspira- tion,” a top BJP office bearer told ANI. Nadda who is all set to get his presidency term ex- tended next week at the party's national execu- tive meeting has been busy all along. “Just this week, Na- dda held a meeting with leaders for the Lok Sabha Pravas. Fol- lowing this, he held a day-long meeting with the party General Sec- retary and also held a meeting on “know your BJP campaign”...Today our president held a rally in poll-bound Tripura. Apart from that there are multiple meetings he holds with the party leaders that many are unaware of. That’s the kind of ef- forts that are put in,” a national general secre- tary said. FromBJPmeetingstoLokSabhaPravas, JP Nadda has a busy January month Bengaluru (PTI): The Karnataka government on Thursday authorised the CBI to attach ‘excess properties’ belonging to former min- ister and mining bar- on G Ja- nardhana Reddy, his wife and companies owned by him. The or- der came after the High Court of Karnataka granted the state gov- ernment two days on January 10 to give infor- mation on the delay in granting permission to the CBI to attach Red- dy’s properties. The court had asked the govt why it had not given the go-ahead to at- tach the properties worth Rs 19 crore while it had earlier sanc- tioned the attachment of Rs 64 crore assets. K’taka authorises CBI to attach excess properties of G J Reddy India has always stood for a great- er role of develop- ing countries in determining our common future. —Narendra Modi, Prime Minister 11-member commit- tee constituted for transparent distri- bution of immedi- ate interim assis- tance to the affected people in #Joshi- math and to decide the rate of rehabili- tation package. —Chamoli DM YADAV HOLDS MEET WITH JAPANESE COUNTERPART AKIHIRO NISHIMURA New Delhi: Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav held a bilateral meeting with Akihiro Nishimura, Minister of the Environment, Japan, here on Thursday. Both leaders discussed a range of issues including G7/G20 collaboration, LiFE, Marine Plastic Waste, COP-27 and CBD 15. Yadav said that it is a coincidence that both Japan and India have taken over Presidencies of the G7 and G20 respectively and this presents an opportunity for both countries to set the agendas and priorities for shaping the future of the world. BJP chief JP Nadda waves to supporters on his arrival at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport, in Agartala on Thursday. —PHOTO BY ANI New Delhi (PTI): The BJP on Thursday slammed Bihar CM Nitish Kumar over the controversial remarks of a member of his Cabinet on Ramcharitmanas, alleging that his govt has been hurting Hindu sentiments and wonder- ing if the minister will dare to make similar comments on holy books of other religions. Bihar’s Education Minister Chandrashek- har, who is from the RJD, has sparked a row, saying Ramcharitmanas penned by Saint Gos- wami Tulsidas spreads “hatred” in society. SACK BIHAR MINISTER FOR COMMENTS ON HINDU EPIC: BJP PRIYANKA TURNS 51 Congress workers celebrate party leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s birthday, in Prayagraj on Thursday. Born on 12 January, 1972, the AICC General Secretary celebrated her 51st birthday on Thursday.
  7. 7. New Delhi (Agencies): One person died and an- other is feared missing after avalanches struck two mountainous areas in JK’s Ganderbal on Thursday amid inces- sant snowfall in the re- gion for the past few days, the police said. The identity of de- ceased is yet to be ascer- tained, police said. Lo- cals claimed that the body was of a labourer working in the area. The twin snow ava- lanches hit near Zojila and Hung in Sonamarg, a day after the higher reaches of Kashmir wit- nessed the season’s sec- ond snowfall. Officials have asked people in av- alanche-prone areas to stay indoors and avoid unnecessarymovement. In the morning, a massive avalanche hit close to Zojila some 10 kilometres from the tourist destination of Sonamarg in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. It was captured on camera. Meanwhile, weather officials have predicted more snowfall and rain- fall from Thursday evening in the area. The minimum temperature in Jammu and Kashmir is also dipping below the freezing point. A separate but rela- tively smaller ava- lanche hit near Hung ahead of Sonamarg on the Srinagar-Zojila road. There was no re- port of loss of life or property in this inci- dent. Immediately after the avalanches, men and machinery were put to work to remove the debris and the road was thrown open. The officials said the twin avalanches snapped the electricity supply in the area and it would take some hours for the officials to re- store the electricity . CRUCIAL READ INDIA JAIPUR | FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2023 06 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress leader was shot dead in broad daylight at Ketugram in West Bengal’s East Burdwan district on Thurs- day morning, police said. The deceased has been identified as Dulal Sheikh, 45. Police are investigating the matter. District Trinamool leaders claimed that the murder was a fallout of some family problem. However, local BJP leaders have claimed that the event was the fallout of infighting in the ruling party over illegal sand mining in the area. It is learnt that the victim was a trader in construction materials, including sand. TRINAMOOL CONGRESS LEADER SHOT DEAD IN WEST BENGAL’S BURDWAN Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Thurs- day denied bail to former Madhya Pradesh minister and state Congress leader Raja Pateria, who was arrested for his controver- sial statement on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pateria had approached the HC after his bail plea was denied by a district court a few days back. How- ever, the Congress leader got no leniency for his alleged remarks on Prime Minister Modi during a meeting with party workers in the Panna district of Madhya Pradesh. MADHYA PRADESH HIGH COURT DENIES BAIL TO CONG LEADER RAJA PATERIA COLD WAVE: 15% SURGE IN HEART ATTACKS, HIGH BP BRAIN STROKES KERALA FARMER DIES AFTER TIGER ATTACKS HIM Thiruvananthapuram: A farmer working at his field in Kerala’s Wayanad on Thursday was attacked by a tiger, and later succumbed following a cardiac ar- rest. According to the locals at Puthuserry in Wayanad, the incident occurred around 9.30 a.m. Thomas alias Sal- lu, 50, was immediate- ly taken to the nearby Manathavady hospital with deep injuries on his hands and legs. Daman: Police in the UT of Daman have arrested two persons, Naveen Patel and his brother Ashok Patel, in an extor- tion case. A scrap dealer had lodged a complaint with the police alleging that the duo extorted money from him.The police said on Thursday that a resident of Nani Daman running a scrap business had lodged a complaint with the coastal police station on Wednesday. DAMAN: 2 BROTHERS ARRESTED IN EXTORTION CASE New Delhi (Agencies): One person died and an- other is feared missing after avalanches struck two mountainous areas in JK’s Ganderbal on Thursday amid inces- sant snowfall in the re- gion for the past few days, the police said. The identity of de- www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia COLD WAVE: 15% SURGE IN HEART ATTACKS, HIGH BP BRAIN STROKES AvalanchesinJK’sGanderbal; AvalanchesinJK’sGanderbal; one person dead, one missing one person dead, one missing NORTH HEADED FOR SEVERE COLD SPELL, MERCURY TO HOVER BETWEEN 0 -4°C New Delhi (ANI): Al- ready in the grip of a severe cold spell, there’s more bad news in the offing for North India as vast swathes of the re- gion are likely to experi- ence a drop in tempera- tures to a minimum of -4 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius in the plains, weather experts said. According to a tweet by the weather expert, the icy, severe chill would be experienced between January 14 and 19 and is likely to be at its peak from January 16 to 18. Jammu and Kashmir, which has lit- erally been snowed un- der in what has been an unforgiving winter, would have no respite from the cold spell with the mercury predicted to drop to a minimum of -6 degrees Celsius. Punjab,Haryana,New Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Northern Madhya Pradesh will be in the grip of a severe cold wave over the week, with the minimum tem- perature hovering be- tween 0 and 4 degrees Celsius. Owing to strong winds blowing in be- cause of a Western Dis- turbance, the relief, ac- cording to the Met ex- pert, won’t be for long as the chill and fog will be back soon. An avalanche occurred near Baltal, Zojila in the Sonamarg area of Ganderbal on Thursday. —PHOTO BY ANI PANIPAT CYLINDER BLAST Six members of family killed in house fire Panipat (Agencies): Six of a family died on Thursdaymorningafter a fire broke out report- edly due to a leakage in the LPG cylinder here. The deceased were identified as Abdul Ka- rim (50), his wife Afroza (46) and their four chil- dren Ishrat (18), Resh- ma (16), Abdul (10) and Arfan (7). The incident tookplaceinParshuram Colony . After preliminary in- spection, Panipat’s SP Shashank Anand said, “It appears that there was an LPG cylinder leakage that filled the room with the gas and when Afroza woke up this morning and tried to light the burner to make tea, it resulted in a blast. Their house consisted of a single room which had a bed and a kitchen.” The police said the room where the family lived is approximately 8 feet by 10 feet on the first floor of a godown. The officials added that it appears that the fam- ily did not even get time to open the door which was locked from inside. As the blast took place, the family screamed for help when their neighbors rushed to their help. After they broke open the door, a huge ball of fire ema- nated from the room, the neighbors said. EC team lands in Tripura to ensure free and fair polls New Delhi: The Elec- tion Commission (EC) heldameetingonThurs- day with the leaders and representatives of all political parties to en- sure free and fair assem- bly elections in Tripura. The meeting was headed by Chief Elec- tion Commissioner Ra- jiv Kumar and Election Commissioners Anup Pandey and Arun Goel. At a presser, Kumar said special arrangements were being made for an “all-inclusive election”. He said that efforts are afoot to make the voting process transparent, while security has been tightened to ensure the safety of candidates. He EC said that voter cards have been issued for first-time voters and the enrolment of women and transgenders is on. New Delhi: The promoter of a Mumbai-based real estate company has been arrested under the anti-mon- ey laundering law in a case related to alleged fraud of more than Rs 500 crore, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said on Thursday. Mahesh Bhupatkumar Oza, promoter of Karan Group Builders and Developers, was taken into custody on January 10 from jail where he was lodged after he was first arrested by the Bengaluru police, it said.The money laundering case is based on multiple FIRs filed by the Karnataka Police against Oza and others on the complaint of an investor who put money in his projects. HEAD OF KARAN GROUP BUILDERS ARRESTED IN `500 CRORE FRAUD CASE —Representational image New Delhi: The CBI has lodged a fresh loan fraud case of Rs 1688 crore against ABG Shipyard owner Rishi Kamlesh Agarwal and others. The CBI had last year booked Agarwal for a loan fraud of Rs 22000 crore which was said to be the biggest bank loan fraud. A senior CBI officer said that a complaint was received from Karambir Singh, Chief Manager, Punjab National Bank (PNB) Mum- bai on behalf of other banks (e-OBC, UCO Bank, Bank of India, Bank of Baroda (e-Dena Bank) and e-United Bank of India) in this regard. `1,688 CR LOAN FRAUD CASE AGAINST ABG SHIPYARD OWNER RISHI AGARWAL EX-CMD OF AMRAPALI GROUP BOOKED IN KILLING OF BALIKA VIDYAPEETH’S EX-SECY New Delhi: The CBI has booked former chairman and managing director of Amrapali Group Anil Sharma in connection with the eight-year-old murder case of Sharad Chand, a former secretary of Bihar-based educational institution Balika Vidy- apeeth, officials said. Sharma was arrested Wednesday on the Patna High Court’s or- ders issued last month. In accordance with its procedures, the CBI has taken over the probe into the FIR registered by the Lakhisarai police station in Bihar. `4,957 cr loan fraud: CBI raids in Maha New Delhi: The CBI has lodged a case of a bank loan fraud of Rs 4957 cr against Pratibha Industries, it’s Direc- tors and others and is conducting raids in Mumbai and Thane. A complaint was lodged on September 12, 2022 by Sanjay Kumar Ti- wary, Deputy General Manager, Stressed As- sets Management Branch, Bank of Baro- da, Mumbai against Pratibha Industries Limited, it’s Directors Ajit Bhagwan Kulkar- ni, Ravi Kulkarni, Su- nanda Datta Kulkarni, Sharad Prabhakar Deshpande and others for causing a wrongful loss of Rs 4957.31 crore (Rs. 4735.67 crore as per the complaint made by Bank of Baroda and Rs 221.64 crore as per the mandate dated 13.09.2022 given by SBI). WINTRY WEATHER New Delhi (ANI): Emer- gency departments of private and govt hospi- tals in Delhi witnessed more patients with heart attacks, brain strokes and high BP during early mornings this winter, as Delhi recorded its third worst cold wave in 23 years. According to Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hos- pital, “We are getting approx 10-15 per cent more patients of heart attacks, brain strokes and high blood pressure especially during early hours because of the cold waves since 12 days and the most affected age group is between 50-70 yr old.” He also said that OPDs are filled with viral infections.He advised, “People should monitor their diabetes and blood pressure regularly, avoid walk during the morning and wear warm clothes.” Pandemic provided chance to strengthen healthcare infrastructure: Mandaviya New Delhi (Agencies): The pandemic period provided an opportuni- ty to strengthen the country’s healthcare infrastructure and de- livery systems, Union Health Minister Man- sukh Mandaviya said here, on Thursday . He made the observa- tion while chairing the eighth meeting of Mis- sion Steering Group (MSG) of National Health Mission (NHM). The MSG is the apex decision-making body of NHM that takes deci- sions on policies and program implementa- tion under the Mission. For the first-time, health is being linked with the agenda of de- velopmentunderaholis- ticapproachundertaken by the Centre, he said. Mandaviya stated, “Exceeding the target of 1.50 lakh Ayushman Bharat- Health Well- ness Centres (AB-HWC) by 31 December, 2022, more than 1.54 lakh Sub Health Centres and Pri- mary Health Centres have been transformed as AB-HWCs. In sync with the approach of the National Health Policy 2017 (NHP 2017), AB-HWCs are provid- ing comprehensive pri- mary healthcare closer to the communities.” Mansukh Mandaviya releases the book-‘Braving A Viral Storm: India’s Covid-19 Vaccine Story’, in New Delhi. —PHOTO BY ANI India beat SL, lead ODI series 2-0 Kolkata (ANI): KL Rahul scored an un- beaten half-century in his 50th ODI to help India claim a four- wicket victory in the second ODI against Sri Lanka here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday . India clinched the three-match ODI se- ries with an unassail- able 2-0 lead. Sensible batting from KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya ensured the hosts re- covered from the early setback to complete the chase. The wicket- keeper batsmen scored 64* runs while Hardik made 36 runs. Chamika Karunarat- neand Lahiru Kumara picked up two wickets apiece to dent the In- dian run-chase. Chas- ing the target, India were off to a quick with openers Shubh- man Gill and Rohit Sharma smashing five fours and a six inside the first four overs. Thebattingduolooked in sublime touch and fed on the over-pitched bowling by the Sri Lankan pace attack. The Indian captain looked set for another Eden Garden special knock with the Kolkata ground serving as the right- hander’s happy hunt- ing ground. KL Rahul Hardik Pandya during 2nd India-SL ODI match.
  8. 8. NEWS JAIPUR | FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2023 07 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia Rajendra Chhabra Jaipur: Let us tell you a bizarre tale of 2005 batch IAS Punam, who has been serving on deputation in her home state Bihar for the past seventy-four months i.e six years and two months. Even though the service rule states that a deputation in the Home state can be only for five years, Punam has managed to get re- peated stays from CAT and continued to stay in her Bihar. However, it has been learnt that now she does not want to return to the Rajasthan cadre. She has filed an application with the Central DoPT that her cadre is changedfromRajasthan to Bihar. As a result, Ra- jasthan bureaucracy is surprised by Punam’s action and the reason is simple: There is no pro- vision for changing cadre to the home state under IAS service rules. It is not as if Punam would not have known this rule, but perhaps she thinks that the way she has been staying in Bihar for over five years, thus belittling the service rule of five- year maximum deputa- tion in her home state; in the same manner she may be successful in getting her home cadre also changed. It has been learnt that Punam has cited several ‘silly reasons’ to stay in Bihar and serve in the state. Experts in administra- tive issues have claimed that not even a single example of cadre change to the home state has occurred in All India Services since its Independence. Thus Punam is trying to make possible, the impossible. Sources re- veal that the Haryana government has been requesting the Centre to allow its state IAS serv- ing in other cadres to come to the Haryana cadre since there is a dearth of IAS in the state. But the Centre has kept that demand on the back burner and no no- tice has been paid to it even after years have passed on these de- mands. So it is clear that Pu- nam will have to return to Rajasthan sooner or later. But the million- dollar question is why Punam wants to leave Rajasthan. In the state where she worked for ten years and served as Collector of three dis- tricts, how did she lose interest in it, suddenly? IAS Punam builds her castle in thin air to stay in Bihar RAJ CADRE IAS OFFICER TRIES TO DEFY LAWS ConstitutionParkearnspraise Naresh Sharma Jaipur: The presiding officers from across the country visited the Con- stitution Park at Raj Bhavan on Thursday. They appreciated the sculptures, photo- graphs and models dis- played in the park. The presiding offic- ers closely observed the artworks depicting the 22 parts of the Con- stitution. They took photographs in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi spinning the charkha and recalled his innovative experi- ment of giving a new direction to the free- dom movement through the Swadeshi movement. The presid- ing officers described the beauty of Mayur Stambh as amazing amidst the peacocks roaming in the natural surroundings of the Raj Bhavan. Many pre- siding officers were overwhelmed to see the statue of Maharana Pratap resting with his beloved horse. Uttar Pradesh Vid- hansabha Speaker Sat- ish Mahana said that the Constitution Park is an example in itself in the whole country . Himachal Pradesh Vidhansabha Speaker Kuldeep Singh felici- tated Governor. Mishra by making him wear the traditional cap of Himachal Pradesh. Earlier, Mishra greet- ed everyone at the Raj Bhavan and presented mementos to them. Principal Secretary to the Governor Subir Kumar and principal OSD Govindram Jaisw- al apprised the presid- ing officers about the concept of Constitution Park. PRESIDING OFFICERS VISIT CONSTITUTION PARK Nepali couple found hanging inside house 3 CHILDREN DIE, DOZEN INJURED Sawai Madhopur: A trac- tor trolley full of devotees returning to Basla village overturned near Naya village in Chauth Ka Barwara area killing 3 children and injuring about a dozen devotees. The injured were admitted to Chauth’s Barwara Hospital, from where three children were referred to the district hospital in a critical condition. All three died by the time they reached the district hospital. Bikaner (FIB): A cou- ple working in a factory located in Jamsar area committed suicide by hanging themselves on Wednesday night. The reason for the suicide of the couple is being investigated. The dead have not left any suicide note.RamIqbalChamar and his wife Mamta, came to work in Bikan- er from Nepal about two years ago. They lived in a room near the factory . Seeing no movement in- side the house on Thursday, the people around peeped inside, where both were seen hanging from the noose. 3 flight services to Amritsar and Goa begin this month Kashiram Choudhary Jaipur: Flight opera- tions at Jaipur Interna- tional Airport are set to increase with 3 new flights this month. The airlines have taken ap- proval from the DGCA for the operation of these flights. As the tourist season is at its peak, 15,000 pas- sengers on average trav- el daily from Jaipur airport and 60 flights operate daily. SpiceJet and GoFirst airlines will start flight opera- tions from Jaipur to Amritsar and Goa. SpiceJet airline will start flights from Jaipur to Amritsar on January 20. In March, it is ex- pected that 65 flights will operate daily from the airport. Flight op- erations to Kolkata may also increase. Currently , only 3 flights run regu- larly for Kolkata. Spice- Jet operated for 4 days from January 10 to 13 on an experimental basis. GEHLOT MEETS DUNGARPUR DELEGATION First India Bureau Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thurs- day said that every sec- tion of the society is benefiting from the schemes run by the state government in all sectors including educa- tion, medical, and health. He said that Ma- hatma Gandhi English medium schools have been opened to provide quality English educa- tion to the economically weaker sections. Highlighting the Chi- ranjeevi Health Insur- ance Scheme, he said that at the national lev- el, only 41 percent of people have health in- surance while 90 per- cent of people in the state are covered under the Chiranjeevi Yojana. The chief minister was addressing a dele- gation of Sarv Samaj from the Dungarpur district at his residence here. He said that the state government or- ganised Rajiv Gandhi Rural Olympic Games and developed a new sports culture in the state. “The central gov- ernment should give the right to social secu- rity to the countrymen by enacting a law”, said Gehlot. He also said that in developed coun- tries, governments are providing social secu- rity to their citizens.“It is the duty of a sensi- tive government to give strength to the helpless and needy people. In the state, the state govern- ment is giving pension to one crore old people including widows and disabled under social security, so that they can get financial sup- port,” he said. CM to woo MBBS students of 87 castes with fees waiver Vikas Sharma Jaipur: Ahead of the assembly elections, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has decided to provide relief in MBBS fees to the candidates of 87 castes, including Jat and Gurjar. Students in these categories will get a benefit of more than Rs 60,000 annually . The Medical Educa- tion Department has made preparations to provide the fee waiver to OBC and MBC category students. The proposal has been sent to the Chief Minister. T Ravi- kant, Principal Secre- tary of, the Medical Edu- cation Department con- firmed this. Ravikant said that af- ter the approval of the CM, it will be placed in the cabinet meeting for approval. Officials say that this proposal has been prepared on the in- structions of the Chief Minister’s Office and is likely to be approved soon. According to the proposal, 6 government medical colleges are in- cluded where OBC and MBC students will get exemptions. 12th edition of ‘GITB’ to be held at Jaipur from Apr 23 2 killed as pick-up rams into motorcycle First India Bureau Sawaipur (Bhilwara): Two girl students died on the spot when a pick- up rammed into a two- wheeler on Thursday morning at the Chawan- dia intersection of Bhilwara-Kota National Highway 758. According to the po- lice, Chawandia resi- dents Gayatri (18) and Khushbu (18) were first-year students of MLV College, Bhilwara. On Thursday morning at 10:30, both girls met Shubham Ojha on the way, a youth from the same village. Shubham on his bike gave lift to both the girl to drop them off at Chawandia Square. When Shubham stopped the bike at the crossing, a pickup came at high speed rammed all 3. Both the girls died on the spot while leav- ing Shubham injured. Jaipur (FIB): The 12th edition of Great Indian Travel Bazaar (GITB) will be organized from April 23 to 25, 2023 under the joint aegis of Ra- jasthan Tourism De- partment, Ministry of Tourism Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI). GITB will be inaugu- rated on April 23rd, while exhibition B2B meetings will com- mence from April 24th and continue till 25th April at the Jaipur Ex- hibition and Conven- tion Centre, Sitapura. Over 230 foreign dele- gates are likely to par- ticipate. Mrs. Gayatri Rathor (IAS), Principal Secy, Tourism Dept an- nounced this after in- depth preview meeting with FICCI officials. Governor Kalraj Mishra along with the Presiding Officers at the Raj Bhavan in Jaipur. NEW FLIGHT SCHEDULE z Flight services to begin from January 20. z Flight SG-2941 will depart from Jaipur at 10:55 am and reach Amritsar at 12:25 pm. z Flight SG-2942 will depart from Amritsar at 7:05 pm, will reach Jaipur airport at 8:35 pm z SpiceJet flight will start from Jaipur to Goa from January 25 z Flight SG-3763 will depart from Jaipur at 11:10 am and reach Goa at 1:55 pm z Flight SG-2975 will depart from Goa at 7:10 pm and reach Jaipur at 9:55 pm z GoFirst flight will start from Jaipur to Goa from January 25 z Flight G8-952 will depart from Goa at 10:30 am, will reach Jaipur at 12:30 pm Vaibhav Gehlot with guests at the gala dinner at State Assembly. Sandeep Choudhary, Mahendra Chaudhary and Devaram Saini during the dinner at State Assembly on Thursday. LS Speaker Om Birla CM Ashok Gehlot share a hearty laughter at the State Assembly in Jaipur on Thursday. Guv Kalraj Mishra, LS Speaker Om Birla, CM Ashok Gehlot, Sunita Gehlot, Dr CP Joshi along with his wife, enjoy a cultural programme before dinner at State Assembly in Jaipur on Thursday. The CM Ashok Gehlot while addressing a delegation of Sarv Samaj in the Dungarpur district. Police at the accident site on Bhilwara-Kota National Highway CM Ashok Gehlot, Sunita Gehlot, GS Dotasra along with the guests at the State Assembly in Jaipur on Thursday. Dr CP Joshi, Vaibhav Gehlot and Khanu Khan Budhwali at dinner. — REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE Presiding Officers visit the Constitution Park at the Raj Bhavan.
  9. 9. Shivendra Parmar Jaipur: The online application process will be started from January 26 for the membership of ‘Club House-21’ to be built in Raj Aangan Yoja- na in Sector 24 of Ra- jasthan Housing Board’s Pratap Na- gar Yojana in Jaipur. RHB Commission- er Pawan Arora said in a meeting held with Raj Aangan So- ciety members and concerned officials at Board’s headquar- ters on Thursday that the topmost pri- ority for the Board is to make the club more comfortable by starting the club’s membership process. He said that a 7-mem- ber screening com- mittee has also been constituted for the selection of applica- tions. The Commissioner added that about 1,500 members can be made in the Club. “Out of these, 900 associate members and 25 NRIs with membership fee of Rs 3 lakh for PIO OCI members, Rs 5 lakh for corporate members, allottees of Raj Aangan Yojana, quesi members and honorary members will be given free membership,” Arora said. Arora further in- formed, “20 % conces- sion will be given to officers of Central State Govts in the membership fee of the club and 10 % conces- sion will be given to theallottees of Jaipur- based Housing Board schemes. The officers of the Urban Develop- ment and Housing De- partment, who are currently working on deputation in the Housing Board, and the members of the Board of Directors, have been fixed at a membership fee of Rs 25,000.” Notably, 25 rooms will be built in Club House 21, which will be developed on the basis of internation- al standards, where along with sports fa- cilities, bar, all- weather swimming pool etc. will be de- veloped. “On the basis of private participa- tion, a link road will be built connecting the carriageway of Haldighati Road to Club 21 entire area will be beautified by developing an island on remaining land. Separate entry exit gates will be made. All necessary facili- ties including deco- rations, furnitures, will be developed at the Club-21” he said. Yogesh Sharma Jaipur: The 83rd All India Presiding Offic- ers Conference here en- dorsed the view that the judiciary should re- spect its constitutional boundaries and under- lined the supremacy of the legislature, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Bir- la said on Thursday . This comes a day af- ter V-P and Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar slammed the “one-upmanship and public posturing” from judicial platforms. Nine resolutions underlining the need for all organs of state to respect the Constitutional bounda- ries enshrined in the Constitution were passed at the confer- ence, Birla said. “All organs of the Constitution should re- spect their constitu- tional boundaries. We respect the judiciary and underline its inde- pendence but only the legislature has the right to form law and it is supreme,” Birla told reporters after the con- ference. On Governor Kalraj Mishra’s remarks on proroguing session to convene a new session, Assembly Speaker CP Joshi said that this sub- ject belongs to the Gov- ernment, not the As- sembly Speaker. Joshi also said that presiding officers should get fi- nancial autonomy . Greetings on the festival of Lohri! A day of gratitude for Mother Earth, who sustains us all with her bountiful harvests. —Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, CEO Editor-in-Chief, First India JAIPUR | FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2023 www.firstindia.co.in I https://firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur I twitter.com/thefirstindia I facebook.com/thefirstindia I instagram.com/thefirstindia 08 2NDFRONT POSTAL REG NO. JPC/004/2022-24 VALEDICTORY SESSION OF 83RD AIPOC IN JAIPUR BIRLA:LEGISLATUREHASSOLERIGHT TO FORM LAW AND IT IS SUPREME 9resolutionsunderliningneedforallorgansofstatetorespectConstitutionalboundarieswerepassed LS Speaker Om Birla addresses a press conference at the State Assembly in Jaipur on Thursday. Also seen here is Dr CP Joshi. It has been decided that a code of conduct for members be introduced in rules for bringing about an effec- tive check against indecorous conduct. Pre- siding officers underlined the need for con- sensus among political parties for not dis- rupting the House during Question Hour. —Om Birla, Lok Sabha Speaker A resolution extending support to government on chairing the G20 and Parliament–20 was passed in the conference. A resolution to project India as ‘Mother of Democracy’ and a global lead- er in the causes of equity, inclusivity, fra- ternity, peace and sustainable lifestyle was accepted. —Dr CP Joshi, Assembly Speaker From P1... Jaipur: “The Presiding officers should play their effective role to strengthen democracy. Speaker of the House is the final interpreter of the rules relating to the functioning of the House,” said Mishra. L S Speaker Om Birla said that it is a privilege and honour for all of us that India has presiden- cy of the G-20. Giving information about the efforts being made by the LS for healthy par- liamentary traditions, he said that efforts will be made to ensure uni- formity in conduct, rules-procedures and traditions in legislative institutions across the country . He called for ef- forts to strengthen de- mocracy by rising above the party in par- liamentary committees. Expressing concern over the low number of meetings in the Vidhan Sabha, the Governor said, “Members should effectively discuss the issues related to the public in the House with full preparation. MLAs should be pre- sent more and more during the debates on important subjects in the House.” He also em- phasised on promoting the private member’s bill more. Mishra said that the Governor is not a person. “He is a con- stitutional body and when he is satisfied on constitutional grounds that the ordinance is justified, then only he gives approval to it. The power to summon the assembly session on the recommendation of the state government is vested in the Governor. The practice of calling the session directly without proroguing it is dangerous for demo- cratic systems. This gives the MLAs addi- tional opportunities to ask the prescribed num- ber of questions. There is a need to pay serious attention to the formal prorogation of the leg- islative assemblies and the convening of a new session,” he said. “Legislative Assem- blies should ensure con- tinuous participation of common people in their respective states,” Birla said. “It is the duty of State Assembly to increase people’s sen- timent towards institu- tions. Especially among youth, there should be a spirit so that people’s faith in parliamentary institutions increases,” he said. Dr Harivansh, Depu- ty Chairman of RS, spe- cially remembered the self-discipline of Ma- hatma Gandhi while emphasising on work- ing to enhance the cred- ibility of legislative in- stitutions. “Making laws by the legislative bodies is not the only solution. Progress and development is a con- tinuous practice, so there should be an at- mosphere of serious discussion and debate in the House,” he said and called upon the MLAs to come after do- ing enough homework, present the questions with logic and adopt self-discipline along with conduct of dignity . Assembly Speaker Dr CP Joshi said that Ra- jasthan has a glorious history of parliamen- tary traditions. In his address, he highlighted important points from effective functioning of legislature’s purview. He expressed gratitude to presiding officers. “CM Gehlot should con- sider regarding finan- cial assistance and Raj government should take lead in this. CM Gehlot announced Rs 5-5 crore MLA fund for MLAs and created his- tory . Now create history by giving the right of financial autonomy to the assembly,” he said. LoP Gulab Chand Ka- taria, in his address, emphasised on improv- ing the work of legisla- tive committees. CBI RAID ON ARVIND MAYARAM AN ATTEMPT AT FINDING ‘PAST DOINGS’! Rajendra Chhabra Jaipur: The reason be- hind CBI’s raid on Arvind Mayaram’s es- tablishments in Delhi and Jaipur has come to light and it has been re- vealed that the matter pertains to the time when Mayaram was Fi- nance secretary in 2014 in the Central govern- ment. At that time a scam in a tender of printing 1688 crore cur- rency notes occurred. The matter came to light after Arvind Ma- yaram retired in Octo- ber 2015 when an inter- nal enquiry highlighted that there was some dif- ference in the paper, ink and printing tender which was allotted to a foreign firm. At that time, the then Joint Secretary and CVO of Finance Minis- try Raj Kumar had sent notice to Arvind Ma- yaram and few RBI of- ficials seeking details from them. But when a satisfactory answer could not be given, then Raj Kumar asked for in- vestigation of the mat- ter on February 14, 2017 wherein he wrote about irregularities in award- ing the tender for cur- rency printing. CBI has registered a case against unknown officials of finance min- istry and private per- sons including former finance secretary Arvind Mayaram under several sections for criminal conspiracy, cheating and abuse of official positions. Now after a long in- vestigation of six years when CBI has finally ascertained that the matter pertains cor- ruption, hence it has conducted raids at Ma- yaram and RBI offi- cials’ places. It is believed that CBI can take strict action in the matter. Presidingofficersshouldstrengthendemocracy:Guv Governor Kalraj Mishra, LS Speaker Om Birla, CM Ashok Gehlot, Dr CP Joshi, GC Kataria and Harivansh Narayan Singh during the concluding session of the 83rd AIPOC at State Assembly in Jaipur. LS Speaker Om Birla being felicitated by Dr CP Joshi at AIPOC.Also seen are Guv Kalraj Mishra, CM Ashok Gehlot. CM Ashok Gehlot addresses during the concluding session of AIPOC in State Assembly. CM inspects MLA flats, hails RHB for magnificent design Shivendra Parmar Jaipur: CM Ashok Ge- hlot visited the sample flat of MLA Awas Yoja- na on Thursday . He pat- ted and congratulated RHB Commissioner Pawan Arora for excel- lent design of the sam- ples and for completing work on time. While inspecting the sample flat, the CM was surprised to see the de- sign quality of office, powder room, drawing room, guest room and said that even big com- panies couldn’t con- struct so much in such a short time. He told Dhariwal that people are asking how the work is being complet- ed at such a speed. CM congratulated NG Gadhia for excellent work. He said that with project, all MLAs would be able to discharge their duties in a better way while staying at walking distance. RHB Commissioner Arora said that 160 houses are completed in 1.5 years. Timely completion of work shows commit- ment of Board’s team. The CM congratulated the entire RHB team. CM Ashok Gehlot being informed about the progress of the MLA Housing Project by RHB Commissioner Pawan Arora during the CM's visit to the sample flat of the project in Jaipur on Thursday. Also seen are Dr Mahesh Joshi and other senior officials. CM’s nod to give financial autonomy to Raj Assembly First India Bureau Jaipur: Soon, the Ra- jasthan Assembly will be the first such a State Assembly in the coun- try that will be endowed with financial rights. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has given an in- principle consent to the idea after Assembly Speaker Dr CP Joshi put forth the demand. Notably, First India had already given indica- tions in this regard. It is believed that soon CM Gehlot can call a cabinet meeting and a decsion in this regard can be taken. In All In- dia Presiding Officer’s conference, CM Gehlot informed about the in- principle consent stressing that history is being made. Assembly Speaker Dr CP Joshi explained the meaning of financial autonomy saying, “Once budget is allo- cated to Assembly, the power to decide where it should be spent should remain with Speaker. CM Gehlot has taken steps in this re- gard. Thanks to him.” Online application for membership of ‘Club House-21’ of Raj Aangan Yojana to begin from Jan 26 RHB Commissioner Pawan Arora chairs a meeting with Raj Aangan Society members and concerned officials at the Board's Headquarters in Jaipur on Thursday. Also seen are KC Meena, Sanjay Sharma, Anil Mathur, Amit Agrawal, Shekhar Garg, Shashi Bhargava, Sanjay Harpreet, Sushma, Chhavi Bansal and others. About 1,500 people will be able to become members of the club 20 % conces- sion will be given to offic- ers of Central State Govts in the membership fee of Club House- 21. —Pawan Arora, RHB Commissioner Rahul Gandhi with Arvind Mayaram at BJY. —FILE PHOTO —PHOTO BY SANTOSH SHARMA
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