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RNI NUMBER: RAJENG/2019/77764 | VOL 5 | ISSUE NO. 46 | PAGES 12 | `3.00 Rajasthan’s own English Newspaper
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champion is
one who is
r e m e m -
bered. A leg-
end is one
who is never forgotten.’
These wise words by Ca-
nadian author-philosopher
Matshona Dhliwayo hold
true for Ravichandran
Ashwin who is rapidly
emerging as one of the all-
time cricketing greats. Few
cricketers are as aware and
intelligent as the wilyAsh-
win when it comes to the
art of spin bowling.
His genius helped India
trounce the Windies in the
first Test last week as he
picked up 12 scalps in the
match. With his eighth
10-wicket match haul,
Ashwin is close to the
mammoth 500 Test wick-
ets, being just 14 short of
the target. As India plays
its 100th test against the
Windies and second of the
series, given Ashwin’s
form and the quality of the
opposition, it will be no
surprise if the veteran offie
gets to the landmark in this
game itself, thus making
him just the 8th bowler to
do so!
Currently the world’s
number 1 bowler in Test
rankings, Ashwin has had
a great year till now. But
omission from the team of
the World Test Champion-
ship final built a narrative
that he is good only in In-
dian conditions with spin
friendly tracks. India lost
the WTC final but on ei-
ther side of that match,
Ashwin picked up 7 wick-
ets on a dull Ahmedabad
wicket against Australia
and 12 wickets against the
Windies. It spurs a debate
that while the world re-
gards Ashwin highly, his
own selectors doubt his
prowess to take wickets in
all conditions!
A peek into his recent
records can allay all these
fears. Ashwin holds the
best average of all spinners
in SENA (South Africa,
England, New Zealand and
Australia) countries since
2018. Even in the 2021
WTC final against New
Zealand, he picked up 4
wickets in seam-friendly
conditions in England. His
ability to read the batsmen
and adjust his wares ac-
cordingly has meant that
he is a fine bowler in the
shorter formats of the
game too. With 151 and 72
wickets in ODIs and T20S
respectively, his numbers
definitely suggest that
Ashwin should be a regu-
lar for Team India in all
conditions!
It also raises the ques-
tion as to why isAswin not
being considered in the
shorter formats? In fact,
experts believe that Ash-
win still has a key role to
play and ought to be se-
lected in the ODI World
Cup team later this year.
The championship is going
to be played in India and as
Ashwin was also a part of
the 2011 Winning team,
India can derive a lot from
his experience of playing a
high-pressure tournament
as it may just be the ace
that the Indian ODI setup
is currently missing.
While some may argue
about his not being the
most agile in the field and
has led to him being
dropped from the one-day
side, the fact is he is defi-
nitely a safe fielder! But
more importantly, he is a
very good batsman. His
cool and calm mindset in
the T20 World Cup match
against Pakistan last year,
where he hit the winning
runs of the last ball, helped
India to a famous win.
Later even the star of the
match, Virat Kohli, appre-
ciated the boundary scored
byAshwin and his compo-
sure to leave the bowl
down the leg-side for a
wide before that.
In recent times, India’s
ODI squad has lacked
depth in its batting. Ash-
win can fulfil the role of a
number 8 batter and along-
side his spin expertise, he
can be a strong addition.
His genius tends to be un-
dermined and there are
very few bowlers who can
outthink a batsman. In his
own words Ashwin says,
“I’m thinking constantly
like a batter when I’m
bowling.” His last ODI
was in the 2021 series
against South Africa but
since then it has been a cu-
rious case wherein he was
picked for the T20 World
Cup last year but not for
ODI cricket!
He is arguably the best-
off spinner India has ever
seen and possibly the best
spinner after Anil Kumble
for India. Ashwin’s bowl-
ing average is just a bit
over 23 which is far better
compared to Kumble who
averages close to 30. Go-
ing by current rate, if Ash-
win manages to play as
many Test matches as
Kumble, then he might just
become the number one
wicket taker of all time for
India! Obviously, such a
storehouse of talent de-
serves much better treat-
ment than what has been
meted out to him by the
selectors. And one hopes
wisdom will prevail and
his all-round excellence
will be respected to help
India’s triumph at the ODI
World Cup.
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY
THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL
TOP
TWEETS
SPIRITUAL SPEAK
Hearty congratulations to Jayant
Duble, an international ocean
swimmer from Nagpur, for setting
a new record by swimming the English Gulf
with the relay team! Due to this record, the
name of not only Maharashtra but also
India has been raised globally. All the
best to Jayant in his future endeavors!
Nitin Gadkari
@nitin_gadkari
Discussions on Manipur is not the priority of the
Opposition, scoring political brownies is. They are least
concerned about justice for the victims of Manipur.
After all, why would they want a constructive dialogue when
they can hog the limelight and achieve what they want to with
a circus! Cong and their cabal should hang their heads in
shame for such shallowness. Cong should rise above
partisan politics and let the parliament function.
Dharmendra Pradhan
@dpradhanbjp
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Those who cling to
perceptions and views
wander the world
offending people.
BUDDHA
PERSPECT VE
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EXCELLENCE
OF ASHWIN
Ashwin is arguably the
best-off spinner India has
ever seen and possibly
the best spinner after Anil
Kumble for India. Ashwin’s
bowling average is just
a bit over 23 which is far
better compared to Kumble
who averages close to 30.
Going by current rate, if
Ashwin manages to play
as many Test matches
as Kumble, then he might
just become the number
one wicket taker of all time
for India! Obviously, such
a storehouse of talent
deserves much better
treatment than what has
been meted out to
him by the selectors.
And one hopes wisdom will
prevail and his all-round
excellence will be respect-
ed to help India’s triumph
at the ODI World Cup.
ASHWIN’SALL-ROUNDGENIUS
INDIA’SKEYFORSUCCESSIN
THEODIWORLDCUP!
Currently the world’s number 1 bowler in Test
rankings, Ashwin has had a great year till now.
But omission from the team of the World Test
Championship final built a narrative that he is
good only in Indian conditions with spin friendly
tracks. India lost the WTC final but on either side
of that match, Ashwin picked up 7 wickets on a
dull Ahmedabad wicket against Australia and 12
wickets against the Windies. It spurs a debate that
while the world regards Ashwin highly, his own
selectors doubt his prowess to take wickets in all
conditions!
IN-DEPTH
Tory Party’s twin
losses no dampener
WORLD FACING FOOD
SHORTAGES, INFLATION
he United Kingdom’ ruling Conservative
Party is slowly losing ground. In a setback,
the party lost two by-elections but managed
to retain former Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Ux-
bridge seat. Britain’s general elections are 18 months
away so the defeats, analysts said, do not augur well
for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
The biggest setback came from Labour Party’s
biggest-ever by-election win in Selby and Ainsty in
Yorkshire. The seat was considered safe for the To-
ries. The other seat---Somerton and Frome---was
grabbed the Liberal Democrats. This seat was also
considered a Tory stronghold. Opinion polls showed
Labour leading over the Conservative Party by 20
points but Rishi Sunak remains optimistic. On the
two losses and possible bleak prospects Sunak said
that the Uxbridge voters told all of them that the next
general election was not a “done deal”.
Conservative Party is facing anti-incumbency and
is dogged by several controversies during Boris John-
son and Liz Truss’s premiership. Labour Party’s Sir
Keir Starmer was obviously upbeat.
T
orld’s granary is looking at a season of
shortages with Russia pounding Ukraine’s
wheat infrastructure in Odessa destroying
60,000 tonnes of grain and India banning the export
of non-basmati rice. Vietnam’s “temporary” ban on
rice exports has been in place since 2020. Russia’s
threat to pull out of the deal to allow Ukraine to send
grains to countries facing shortages and continued
port infrastructure is bad news for the world which
is concerned about El Nino. The weather pattern
causes reduction in rainfall which is bad for crops
and for millions of people. The World Meteoro-
logical Organisation
has predicted El
Nino to develop
around 55 percent
during June-August.
This could have a se-
rious inflationary
impact not just in
India but globally.
India’s decision on
non-basmati rice, 10
million tonne’s of
which are exported,
is bad news for sev-
eral countries de-
pendent on rice im-
ports as supply
crunch would push
inflation in global
markets. The rice ex-
port ban is good news for the domestic consumers and
also the Bharatiya Janata Party which has 2024 gen-
eral elections in mind. Before that elections are also
due in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
With consumers battling spiralling prices of to-
mato, pulses and ginger, which have pushed up food
inflation to a disconcerting 4.6 percent in June. Fear
of further rise in prices is worrying people as infla-
tion was 4.25 percent in May. Keeping non-basma-
ti rice for domestic consumption is therefore a wise
move but economists fear that retail inflation would
still hover around 5 percent. The ban will disrupt
the global market with an impact greater than
Ukraine’s grain supplies.
W
The rice export ban
is good news for the
domestic consumers
and also the BJP
which has 2024
general elections in
mind. Before that
elections are also
due in Rajasthan,
Chhattisgarh and
Madhya Pradesh
Siddhaarth
Mahan
The writer is a specialist
on Sports and Cinema
who works as an actor in
the Hindi film industry
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Joint
Press Conference after their bilateral talks at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Friday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes the President of
Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, in New Delhi on Friday. PTI
SRI LANKAN PRESIDENT ON A TWO-DAY VISIT TO INDIA
Neighbourhoodfirst!
Moni Sharma
New Delhi
To boost the economic
partnership between the
two nations, India and Sri
Lanka adopted a vision
document that would
strengthen people-to-
people connectivity and
Maritime cooperation,
trade, and power, PM
Narendra Modi an-
nounced on Friday.
“The vision is to accel-
erate mutual cooperation
in tourism, electricity,
business, higher educa-
tion, and skill develop-
ment,” PM Modi said.
During his address, PM
Modi also recalled resil-
ience shown by Sri Lan-
kans during the econom-
ic crisis. Modi also said it
was necessary for India
and Sri Lanka to work
together keeping in mind
each other’s “security in-
terests” and “sensitivi-
ties.” SL has an impor-
tant place in both India’s
“Neighbourhood First”
policy and “SAGAR” vi-
sion, said PM Modi.
Modi, referring to the
economic difficulties in
Sri Lanka last year, said
India stood “shoulder-to-
shoulder” with the peo-
ple of the island nation
during the crisis as a
close friend. MORE ON P6
India's growth will
be beneficial to the
neighbourhood and
the Indian Ocean
region (IOR).
RANIL WICKREMESINGHE,
SRI LANKAN PRESIDENT
India stood shoulder-
to-shoulder with
people of Sri Lanka
during the crisis as a
close friend.
NARENDRA MODI,
PRIME MINISTER
NOW,THEUPI-BASED
PAYMENTSTOBE
ACCEPTEDINSRILANKA
India and Sri Lanka
on Friday signed a
host of agreement
including the acceptance of
Unified Payments Interface
(UPI) technology in the
island country, Modi said in
a joint briefing with SL Presi-
dent Ranil Wickremesinghe.
PM MODI URGES LANKA:
ENSURE DIGNITY AND
RESPECT FOR TAMILS
India expects SL
to implement 13th
Amendment and
ensure a life of “dignity
and respect” for its Tamil
population, said PM Modi.
Both sides have announced
a development assistance
package for the Tamils.
President Droupadi Murmu and Sri Lankan President Ranil
Wickremesinghe during a meeting, in New Delhi on Friday.
India and SL agree to
conduct feasibility
studies on petroleum
pipeline, land bridge
connectivity project
INDIA, SL INK 5 MoUs
RANGING FROM AIR,
MARITIME  MORE...
PM Narendra Modi and President of SL Ranil Wickremesinghe
witness Exchange of MOUs at the Joint Press meet on Friday.
z A joint declaration of
intent in animal husband-
ry was signed between
the two countries.
z An MoU of cooperation
in the field of renewable
energy was exchanged
between the two countries.
z A Memorandum of
cooperation was signed
for the economic devel-
opment of projects in
Trincomalee district.
z India also handed over
the document of energy
permit for Sampur solar
power project to Sri Lanka.
z India and SL have
agreed on joint vision of
future India Sri Lanka eco-
nomic partnership through
enhanced connectivity.
z Introduction of pas-
senger ferry services
between Nagapattinam in
TN and Kankesanturai in
SL announced.
z The recent recom-
mencement of Chennai
and Jaffna air service is
an important step towards
air connectivity.
Four culprits sent to
11-day PC, house
of 1 accused burnt
First India Bureau
Imphal
After horrific visuals of
women being paraded
naked and then gan-
graped in Thoubal dis-
trict of Manipur went
viral, the court on Friday,
sent 4 accused to 11-day
police custody. In a re-
taliatory action, a mob
has burnt down the house
of the main accused in
this case. Manipur CM N
Biren Singh said that his
govt is “condemning” the
video of 2 women being
paraded naked on a road
by a group of men.  P7
Manipur unrest
halts Parliament
business again
First India Bureau
New Delhi
Proceedings of both the
Houses of the Parliament
were adjourned till Mon-
day on Friday following
Opposition uproar over
various issues, including
violence-hit Manipur.
The Rajya Sabha was ad-
journed in morning ses-
sion over Manipur issue.
IntheLokSabha,many
members, including those
from the Congress, DMK
and Left, raised slogans
and told Speaker Om Bir-
la that “Manipur is bleed-
ing”.  MORE ON P6
The government is
ready to hold a
discussion on
incidents in Manipur
but the Opposition is
not serious about it.
RAJNATH SINGH,
DEFENCE MINISTER
Jaipuritieswakeuptomultiple
tremorsof3.4magnitudeat4am
earthquakes were felt in Jaipur in the early hours
of Friday in a span of half an hour. “Earthquake of
Magnitude 3.1 occurred at 04:22:57 IST, Depth: 5 Km;
Earthquake of Magnitude 3.4 occurred at 04:25:33 IST,
Depth: 10 Km, Location: Jaipur,” NCS tweeted. Prior to
this, 1st quake was felt at 4.09 am at a depth of 10 km. P5
3
‘Daring’ move by CM Ashok Gehlot
CM sacks his own min
for anti-govt remarks
Aditi Nagar  Yogesh Sharma
Jaipur
The decision to sack Ra-
jendra Gudha from his
cabinet by Gehlot is con-
sidered to be one of his
‘bold decisions’ by CM
Ashok Gehlot! On Fri-
day, a major develop-
ment occurred in state
politics when MoS Ra-
jendra Gudha was sacked
from the post of minister
of the Gehlot govern-
ment. Moreover, the
Governor also accepted
the recommendation of
CM Gehlot with immedi-
ate effect. The develop-
ment came after Gudha,
on Friday, cornered the
Gehlot government on
atrocities against women
in the Rajasthan Assem-
bly, resulting in a back-
lash from the Opposition
as well. Gudha had said,
“It is true that we have
failed in the safety of
women in Rajasthan. The
way atrocities on women
have increased in Ra-
jasthan.  TURN TO P8
Rajasthan is number
one in women
atrocities and this feat
happened during the
tenure of the Gehlot
govt. It is true and I
have been punished
for speaking truth. I
will tell you about
next step on Monday.
RAJENDRA GUDHA
z Governor accepts recommendation of CM Gehlot to
sack MoS Rajendra Gudha with immediate effect
z According to sources, Randhawa immediately sent
report to Delhi and talked to high command.
z Gehlot too consulted high command, after green
signal, soon after Gudha’s remarks in Assembly, file
to sack him was sent to Raj Bhavan.
‘Right and not freebie’: Raj passes
Minimum Income Guarantee Bill
Naresh Sharma
Jaipur
Rajasthan Assembly on
Friday passed legislation
by a voice vote to provide
a minimum guaranteed
income of `1,000 per
month in form of a guar-
anteed wage or social
pension, and an entitle-
ment-based social secu-
rity to support individuals
and/or household of the
State. Defending against
the objections and pro-
posed amendments by the
Opposition members,
Parliamentary Affairs
Minister Shanti Dhariwal
told House Rajasthan has
now become 1st State in
country to guarantee so-
cial security to every citi-
zen in State.  P4
Chief Minister
Ashok Gehlot will
address a presser
over the Minimum
Income Guarantee
Bill in the Chief
Minister’s residence
at 12 noon today
Raj Examination Bill,
Rajasthan Goods and
Services Tax Bill and
Rajasthan Cinema Bill
passed by voice vote
MAJOR DECISION BY GEHLOT
CM Gehlot okays
formation of
Luv-Kush Board
MANY PROMINENT LEADERS
EXPRESS GRATITUDE TO CM ASHOK
GEHLOT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT
WHICH WILL UPLIFT KUSHWAHA,
MALI AND SAINI SOCIETIES
FOR THIS MAJOR DECISION OF CM
GEHLOT, CONGRESS CAN ALSO GET
POLITICAL BENEFITS IN ELECTIONS
Shivendra Parmar
Jaipur
aking a big de-
cision, Chief
Minister Ashok
Gehlot has approved the
formation of Luv-Kush
Board for the upliftment
of Kushwaha, Mali and
Saini societies. Many
prominent leaders have
expressed gratitude to the
Chief Minister for this
announcement.
On June 15, CM
Gehlot had gone to Bari
of Dholpur and at that
time Bari MLA Girraj
Singh Malinga had de-
manded the formation of
this board from the stage.
Malinga had demanded
to form Luv-Kush Board
in the interest of Kush-
waha community and
people of the Kushwaha
community have ex-
pressed gratitude to MLA
Girraj Singh Malinga af-
ter this announcement.
For this decision of CM,
Congress can also get po-
litical benefits in the
coming elections because
votes of this society are
decisive on many seats.
T CM: GOVT READY TO HELP
STUDENTS IN MANIPUR
On Friday, Chief
Minister Ashok
Gehlot commented
on Manipur violence and
said, “Violence is go-
ing on in Manipur. If the
students from Manipur,
studying in Rajasthan,
face any problem due to
the violence, then they
can contact the concerned
district collector office or call
on phone nuber 181. It is
the responsibility of the edu-
cational institutions and all
of us Rajasthanis to help all
our Manipuri brothers and
sisters away from home in
difficult circumstances. Ra-
jasthan government is with
you in this difficult situation.”
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot
IN BRIEF
Gyanvapi: Court allows
ASI survey of premises
Varanasi: Varanasi Court
allowed a “scientific
survey” of the entire
Gyanvapi mosque premises
by theASI, except the
barricaded ‘wazukhana’
where a ‘shivling’exists.
DGCA ok’s resumption
of GoFirst flight ops
New Delhi: In a
notification on Friday,
Aviation regulator
Directorate General of
Civil Aviation (DGCA)
has given its approval to
Go First’s plan to resume
operations but with certain
conditions in place.
SC to hear Rahul’s
plea on August 4
New Delhi: SC on Friday
issued notice to the
Gujarat govt and others
over a plea moved by
Rahul Gandhi challenging
Gujarat HC in case over
‘Modi’ remark. Next
hearing August 4.
India’s Virat Kohli raises
his bat as he celebrates his
century on Day 2 of the 2nd
Test match against West
Indies, at Queen’s Park Oval,
in Port of Spain on Friday.
Jaipur, Saturday | July 22, 2023
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MASTERFUL STYLIST OF
AMERICAN MUSIC NO MORE
Tony Bennett, eminent  timeless styl-
ist whose devotion to classic American
songs brought him admirers from Frank
to Lady Gaga, died at 96 on Friday.
WB: WITH ARMS, MAN TRIES TO
ENTER MAMATA’S HOUSE; HELD
Police on Friday arrested a man
named Sheikh Noor Alam for trying
to enter West Bengal CM Mamata
Banerjee’s residence in Kolkata.
SHAH: 5 LAKH SAHARA INVESTORS
REGISTERED ON REFUND PORTAL
Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on
Friday said that 5 lakh investors have
registered on platform and process of
returning their money has begun.  P6
UNION MINISTER JAISHANKAR
TO VISIT UDAIPUR TODAY
MEA Dr S Jaishankar will take part in a
meeting in Udaipur today. He will leave
from Delhi at 10.55 am, reach Mahara-
na Pratap Airport in Dabok at 12.15 pm.
Yogesh Sharma,
Naresh Sharma 
Aishwary Pradhan
Jaipur
Rajasthan has become the
first state in the country to
guarantee social security
of employment and pen-
sion by enacting a law in
the country.With this, 125
days of employment will
be guaranteed in a year in
urban and rural areas,
while old aged, specially
abled, widow and single
women will get a mini-
mumpensionofonethou-
sandrupeespermonthand
it will increase by 15 per-
cent every year.
For this, the Rajasthan
Minimum Income Guar-
antee Bill-2023 was
passed by voice vote in
the Assembly on
Friday. Earlier,
Parliamentary
Affairs Minis-
ter Shanti Ku-
mar Dhariwal
presented the bill
in the House for dis-
cussion and members of
the party and opposition
participated in it.
After this, in response
to the discussion, Dhari-
wal said, “Mahatma Gan-
dhi Minimum Income
GuaranteeSchemewillbe
started to guarantee 125
days of employment to all
the rural and urban fami-
lies of the state in a year.
For this Rajasthan Mini-
mum Income Guarantee
Bill-2023 has been
brought. Rajasthan is the
first state in the country to
guarantee such social se-
curity by enacting a law.
After the implementation
of this Act, all the rural
families of the state will
get additional 25 days of
employment under the
Chief Minister’s Rural
Employment Guarantee
Scheme after completing
100 days of employment
under the MNREGA
scheme. On the other
hand, under the Indira
Gandhi Urban Employ-
ment Guarantee Scheme,
urban families will also be
guaranteed 125 days of
employment.”
The minister said that
oldpeople,speciallyabled
people,widowsandsingle
women will get guaran-
teed minimum pension of
Rs 1000 per month in the
state. “Along with this, a
provision has been made
for 15 percent automatic
increase, which will be at
the rate of five percent in
July and 10 percent in
January. The base amount
ofthisincreasewillbeone
thousand rupees.After the
law is made, the above
provisions will be availa-
ble to the public as a right.
With this unique and his-
toric law, the common
man will also get relief
from the skyrocketing in-
flation,” he said. Earlier,
the proposal to circulate
the bill to know the public
opinion was rejected by
the house by voice vote.
Meanwhile, LoP Ra-
jendra Rathore remarked
on the bill, “There are 73
lakh women who have
been given Ujjwala gas
connections. Out of these
only 40 lakh women are
being given subsidy of Rs
500 on gas cylinder. Min-
imumwagesandwagesin
MNREGA are fixed ac-
cording to the CenterAct,
with what right are you
giving guarantees, you do
not have statutory rights.
There is no money in the
account for various
schemes.Rhetoricdoesn’t
work.” Responding to
this, Minister Shanti Dha-
riwal said, “Employment
and social security are
guaranteed in this bill.
Minimum pension is
guaranteed. Rajendra
Rathore has misled the
House. There is a differ-
ence.” Dhariwal replied.
PTI
Jaipur
Opposition BJP legisla-
tors on Friday staged a
walkout from the Ra-
jasthan Assembly, alleg-
ing “massive corruption”
in the Congress govern-
ment’s scheme to provide
free ration kits to more
than one crore people
every month ahead of the
elections.
Raising the issue dur-
ing Zero Hour, deputy
leader of opposition Sat-
ish Poonia alleged that
corruption has been “in-
stitutionalised” in the
Ashok Gehlot-led state
government.
“The corruption has
been institutionalised in
Rajasthan in the last four-
and-half-years, and An-
napurna food packet
scheme is just another
example,” said Poonia in
the House.
He said the free ration
kit scheme is a “well-
planned conspiracy” to
promote corruption.
“If the same scheme
had come in 2018, as
soon as the government
was formed, I would
have been happy that
food grains would go to a
poor person’s house. But
what justice can one ex-
pect from the govern-
ment, which is deep-bur-
ied in corruption,” Poo-
nia said.
Annapurna scheme is
just to woo the voters. it
is a clear and visible ex-
ample of corruption to
give benefits to “loved
ones”, he alleged.
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Jaipur, Saturday | July 22, 2023
BJP DIV LEVEL MEETINGS
Pralhad Joshi to attend div level meeting in Ajmer today
AishwaryPradhan
Jaipur
JP’s four divi-
sions will hold
divisional level
meetings on Saturday
where party officials and
people’s representatives
will participate. State in-
chargeArun Singh will be
present in the Jaipur meet-
ing, election in-charge
Prahlad Joshi in Ajmer,
BJP state president CP
Joshi in Bharatpur and or-
ganization gen secy Chan-
drashekhar in Jodhpur.
For this, state BJPelec-
tion in-charge Prahlad
Joshi reached Jaipur. In-
teractingwiththemediaat
Jaipur airport, Joshi said,
“Raj has highest number
of cases of harassment,
rape . So, the BJP has
launched ‘Nahi sahega
Rajasthan’campaign.”
B
NEWLY APPOINTED BJP DIV LEVEL INCHARGES
Parl Affairs Min Shanti Dhariwal during House proceedings on Friday. Min BD Kalla is also seen.
Pralhad Joshi taking meeting of Raj BJP core team in Jaipur on Friday. CP Joshi, Vasundhara Raje,
Gajendra S Shekhawat, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Chandrashekhar, and Rajendra Rathore are also seen.
Senior BJP leaders like Om Mathur, Kailash Chaudhary and others were present in meeting through
video conferencing. PM Narendra Modi’s Sikar rally was also disccused in the meeting.
Satish Poonia
Rajendra Rathore
Rajasthan becomes first State in country to guarantee social security of employment  pension by enacting law
ASSEMBLY SESSION
RajMinimumIncomeGuaranteeBillpassed
RAJASTHAN GOVT TABLES COUNTRY’S FIRST
GIG WORKERS BILL FOR SOCIAL SECURITY
RAJASTHAN PUBLIC EXAM AMENDMENT BILL PASSED
AMENDMENTS IN RAJ GST BILL, CINEMA (REGULATION) BILL PASSED
CONG TABLES 3 BILLS,
OPPOSITIONWALKSOUT
Stae govt on Friday tabled the Rajasthan
Platform Based GIG Workers (registration and
welfare) Bill, 2023 – country’s first such – which
seeks to guarantee social security to gig workers.The bill
provisions for monetary penalties if an aggregator fails to
comply with the Act. The state
govt may impose a fine up to
Rs 5 lakh for the first contra-
vention and up to Rs 50 lakh
for subsequent contravention.
Under the bill, the state will
constitute a ‘The Rajasthan
Platform Based Gig Workers
Welfare Board’ which will ensure registration of gig work-
ers and aggregators operating in the state. The bill also
aims to set up a welfare fee deduction mechanism that
will be integrated with the aggregator app. The govt also
seeks to set up a monitoring mechanism.
Rajasthan
Assembly on
Friday passed The
Rajasthan Examination
(Measures For Prevention
of Unfair Means in Recruit-
ment) (Amendment) Bill,
2023 by voice vote to
increase the punishment
for those involved in
recruitment exam paper
leaks from the current 10
years to life imprisonment.
In March 2022, the assem-
bly passed a Bill providing
for imprisonment of up
to 10 years and a fine of
Rs 10 crore for offences
such as govt exam paper
leaks and cheating in such
recruitment tests. Replying
to the debate on the Bill,
MoS for Higher Education
Rajendra Yadav said that
the existing Act provides
that if any person is found
indulged in unfair means.
shall be punished with
imprisonment of not less
than five years but which
may extend to 10 years
along with fine of Rs 10
lakh, which may extend
to Rs 10 crore. Speaking
in the debate on the bill,
independent MLA Sanyam
Lodha raised the question
why DG ACB gave a clean
chit to RPSC members
during recent arrests over
allegations of corruption
in lieu of clearing exam.
Rajendra Rathore asked
in the House that whose
Facebook were Suresh
Dhaka  Bhupendra
Saran running.
The Legislative
Assembly on
Friday passed
the Rajasthan Goods
and Services Tax
(Amendment) Bill
2023 by voice
vote. Parlia-
mentary Affairs
Minister Shanti
Kumar Dhariwal
presented the bill in
the House for consid-
eration. After discussion,
the House passed the
bill. Earlier, the House
unanimously rejected the
motion to circulate the bill
for public opinion. The
Legislative Assembly also
passed the Rajasthan
Cinema (Regulation)
(Amendment) Bill 2023 by
voice vote. Dhariwal said
that on August 10, 2020,
the Central government
had written a letter under
Ease of Doing Business,
while reviewing the law,
had given instructions
to include provisions of
non-criminalisation in it. In
compliance with this, the
Rajasthan Cinema (Regu-
lation) (Amendment) Bill
2023 has been brought
by amending the Rajast-
han Cinema (Regulation)
Act 1952.
The Opposition
walked out of the as-
sembly following an
uproar in the House after the
ruling party kept three more
bills in the assembly. Leader
of the Opposition Rajendra
Rathore raised objections
and said that this sudden ac-
tion was against parliamen-
tary traditions. Edu Min BD
Kalla said that the govern-
ment only kept the bill and
was not getting it passed.
Bills can be kept only with
the consent of Speaker.
Oppnwalksoutallegingcorruptionin‘Annapurna’
QUESTION HOUR
All applicants benefited under Palanhar
Yojana in Dungarpur: Minister Tikaram Jully
Min Jully: No grant from GoI for construction
of Anganwadi centres from 2017 to 2022
MoS for Social
Justice and
Empowerment Tikaram
Jully told the
Vidhan Sabha on
Friday that all the
people have been
benefited in the
applications
received under
Palanhar Yojana and
other schemes in
Dungarpur. He clarified
that from 2018-19 to
2022-23, none of the
applicants received in
these schemes has
been deprived.
Jully said that 3,469
people applied for
Palanhar Yojana in
Dungarpur from the
year 2018-19 to the
year 2022-23, in which no
person has been deprived
of benefits.
Social Justice  Empowerment Minister Tikaram
Jully informed that no grant was received from
the Govt of India for the construction of Anganwadi
centres from 2017 to 2022. He said that after allotment
of free land from the department concerned, depart-
mental buildings of Anganwadi centers running in
rented buildings will be constructed by the department.
`308 lakh okayed for
Chittor, Matrikundia,
Mangleshwar: Meena
Nodalofficersmadeto
disbursescholarships
Effectivebanonmining
ofblackstone,slabs,
inBeawarvillages:Jat
Damaged houses to be
surveyed again: Jully
MoS for Tourism
Murari Lal Meena
told that in implementation
of announcement made in
the budget of the year
2023-24 to
develop
Manglesh-
war,
Matrikundia,
Chittorgarh
and other
facilities, including
conservation and
restoration work, financial
and administrative
approval of Rs 308.56
lakh has been issued on
June 28, 2023 and the
tender process is
underway.
Jully told in Vidhan
Sabha that under the
scholarship schemes, the
students whose applica-
tions had deficiencies and
could not get scholarship
amount, nodal officers
have been appointed.
These officers will ensure
that scholarship is given
after correcting application.
Revenue Minister
Ramlal Jat told that
there is an effective ban
on mining of black stone,
slabs by Khatedars from
the land
lying in the
fields on
the basis
of recovery
of royalty
and permit
fees in villages like Balad,
Surdia, Atitmand,
Gohana, etc. of Beawar
assembly constituency.
He said that through the
order of the NGT, the
right to have a quarry
licence without a mining
lease has been abolished.
Min Tikaram Jully
informed that a survey
of the damaged houses in
Upanagar Pur in Bhilwara
would be conducted again.
He said that residential
plots are being given to
affected by the City Devp
Trust at the reserved rate
 a lottery also been
drawn for 693 applicants.
?
 Jaipur div: Bhajanlal
Sharma - incharge, Bhanu-
pratap Singh, Omprakash
Bhadana, Satyanarayan
Chaudhary made co-
incharges.
 Bharatpur div: Hemraj
Meena - incharge, Somkant
Sharma - co-incharge
 Ajmer div: Diya Kumari -
in-charge, Vijendra Poonia,
AS Bhadana - co-incharge,
 Jodhpur div: Jagveer
Chhaba - in-charge 
Pramod Samar  Priyanka
Meghwal as co-incharges.
 Udaipur div - Damodar
Aggarwal in-charge 
Sanvalaram Devasi and
Mithales Gautam as co-
incharges.
 Kota div - Mukesh
Dadhich in-charge and
Dharmendra Gehlot as co-
incharges.
 Bikaner div: CR Chaud-
hary - incharge
CPJOSHIMEETS
SPEAKERCPJOSHI
INTHEASSEMBLY
State assem-
bly speaker Dr
CP Joshi on
Friday met State BJP
President CP Joshi
in the assembly and
exchanged greetings.
State BJP Chief CP
Joshi reached the
state assembly on
Friday during which
he paid a courtesy
visit to the assembly
speaker. Inciden-
tally, the assembly
speaker and state
BJP president share
the same name and
belong to the same
Mewar regions. How-
ever, they belong
to different political
parties. Also, Dr CP
Joshi and CP Joshi
are prominent Brah-
min faces of their
respective political
parties. In fact, Dr CP
Joshi had been the
PCC Prez in the past.
the Assembly on
presented the bill
in the House for dis-
and Services Tax
(Amendment) Bill
presented the bill in
the House for consid-
ASSEMBLY
SESSION
BACMEETINGHELD;
FOURBILLSTOBE
TABLEDONMONDAY
Proceedings of
the 8th session
of the 15th Leg-
islative Assembly have
commenced. The Busi-
ness Advisory Com-
mittee (BAC) meeting
started in the Assembly.
The assembly proceed-
ings will be held on July
24th and 25th. On the
first day, four bills will
be tabled, including
the Kota Development
Authority Bill, Udaipur
Development Author-
ity Bill, Gandhi Vatika
Trust Jaipur Bill and
Rajasthan Platform-
based Gig Workers Bill.
Besides, on July 24,
a non-governmental
resolution will also
be passed, related to
the National Census.
Another BAC meeting
will be held after the
proceedings on the
same day. The ruling
party is making efforts
to ensure the CM’s
presence on the final
day of the session.
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Jaipur, Saturday | July 22, 2023
First India Bureau
Jaipur
The Rajasthan HC while
giving relief to lakhs of
govt employees of Raj
ordered State govt that
employees retiring till
June 30 should be given
benefit of their previous
one year’s increment.
The single bench of Jus-
tice Anoop Dand passed
the order in favour of em-
ployeees while hearing a
PIL filed by one Ramba-
bu Gupta and 150 others
and said that govt will
have to give benefit of
annual increment to em-
ployees retiring on June
30. Notably, till now,
benefit of annual incre-
ment is given on July 1
to employees of State
govt, various boards and
corporations.
Agencies
Hanumangarh
Hanumangarh district is
bracing for floods as a
massive volume of rain-
water is set to be released
into the Ghaggar river
from the Ottu barrage in
Haryana’s Sirsa district.
Heavy rains in Punjab
and Haryana have al-
ready led to a steady in-
crease in the water level
of Ghaggar river.
According to official
data, water discharge
from the Ottu barrage has
reached 38,400 cusecs
and authorities in Hary-
ana fear that it may in-
crease to 40,000 cusecs
in the next few hours.
The Hanumangarh
district administration
is taking steps to delay
the arrival of floods and
has also started evacu-
ating villages. It has de-
layed the flood situa-
tion for three days by
diverting the Haryana
rainwater into the Indi-
ra Gandhi Cana.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Minister of Disaster
Management and Relief
Govind Ram Meghwal
on Friday informed the
assembly that earthquake
tremors were felt four
times between 4:09 am
and 4:31 am on Friday in
Jaipur district. “There
has been no loss of life or
property due to the earth-
quake. In the event of a
disaster, rescue and relief
work is done by coordi-
nating with all district
collectors and concerned
departments to provide
immediate help to the
victims,” said Minister
Govind Ram Meghwal.
Meghwal, who was
speaking during the
question hour of the as-
sembly, added, “An
earthquake of magnitude
4.4 on the Richter scale
occurred at 4:09 am and
the epicentre was Gul-
mohar Garden in Bhank-
rota. The second tremor
of the earthquake was felt
at 4:22 am, whose epi-
centre was Manpur Bal-
aji in Renwal Manjhi
and its intensity was 3.1.
The epicentre of the
third tremor was near
Pink Pearl Fun Water
Park in Bhankrota which
was felt at 4:25 am. Sim-
ilarly, the fourth tremor
of the earthquake was
felt at 4:31 am, whose
epicentre was Shivam
Resort in Sarangpur and
its intensity was 2.5 on
the Richter scale.”
3earthquakesjoltJaipurin22minutes
There were no reports of loss of lives or damage to properties due to the tremors
Panic-stricken people were
seen out of their houses as
the tremors were felt in Jaipur
late on Friday morning.
The first earthquake, measuring 4.4 on the Richter Scale, hit
Jaipur at 4.09 am.
Large number of people were seen on the roads, especially in
Walled City areas including Chandpole Bazaar, Badi Chaupar 
Johri Bazaar. SANTOSH SHARMA
Inflow of water is on continuous rise in Ghaggar river.
15 POLICE JAWANS INJURED IN POLICE LINES
DURING EARTHQUAKE PANIC IN JAIPUR
Jaipur: Nearly 15 police jawans were injured
in Police Lines on Friday morning due to panic
caused by strong earthquake tremors. Officials
informed the strongest earthquake, which occurred at
4:09 am on Friday, caused a stampede-like situation in
the police lines and police jawans ran out of their quar-
ters in a haste. The panic injured 15 jawans, who were
rushed to SMS Hospital for treatment. However, no seri-
ous injury was reported and the jawans were discharged
after giving first aid. The latest earthquake of magnitude
3.4 occurred at around 4.25 am, the National Center for
Seismology (NCS) reported. According to the NCS, it oc-
curred at a depth of 10 kilometres.
Hanumangarh braces for flood Sikar:Robbershotdead
whiletryingtoescape
Chambal River front
to be inaugurated in
August first week
Ramesh Sharma 
Satyanarayan Sharma
Sikar
Arobberwasshotdeadby
police in an exchange of
fire when he along with
others were trying to
evade arrest in Sikar dis-
trict, police said on Fri-
day.About 8-10 accused
were trying to dodge po-
lice after looting at least
six jewellery traders in
Momasar village of Sri
Dungargarh in Bikaner.
The accused were
chased by the police
teams of Bikaner, Sikar
and Churu districts late
Thursday night, police
said. Suresh Meena, as-
sociated with Makkhan
Gang, was shot dead dur-
ing the exchange of fire
between police  rob-
bers, Ramgarh SHO
Hemraj Meena said.
First India Bureau
Kota
The inauguration of the
under-construction River
Front and Oxygen Park
in the city will be either
done on August 3 or in
the second week of Au-
gust. The new inaugura-
tion date was discussed
in the 202nd meeting of
the Kota City Develop-
ment Trust Board on Fri-
day. Various agendas
were decided and ap-
proved in the meeting
held under the chairman-
ship of City Develop-
ment Trust Chairman
Collector OP Bunkar.
Police encounter
GOOD RAINFALL LEADS
TO FILLING OF DAMS
BUNDI: ACB REGISTERS CASE AGAINST WOMAN
SUPERVISOR FOR EMBEZZLEMENT OF PULSES
ACS (PHED and
Water Resources)
Dr Subodh Agar-
wal on Friday reviewed
the positions of dams
in Raj and checked the
preparedness to deal with
any flood-like situation.
During the meeting, it was
revealed that against the
total water storage capacity
of 12,580.03 million cubic
meters (MCM) of small and
big dams and anicuts in the
state, 7,512.03 mcm (59.71
per cent) of water has been
stored till July 18. Also,
288.55 mm of rainfall has
been received, which is 72
per cent more than the aver-
age of 167 mm till this time.
Bundi: The ACB has registered a case of em-
bezzlement against a woman supervisor of the
women and child development department in
Bundi. ACB officials informed that Sudha Maheshwari,
posted as a supervisor in Taleda sub-division of Bundi
district, allegedly misused his position and falsified
7725 kgs of pulses. “A complaint was filed and the
matter was investigated. Following the investigation, a
case has been registered against Sudha Maheshwari.
It is expected that the names of other officials will also
surface during further investigation. The report was
sent to the Jaipur headquarter and now a case has
been registered there. Inspector Anita Verma posted in
Kota will conduct investigation in the matter,” said Gyan
Chand Meena, ASP, ACB.
Earthquake rocks Jaipur
A visual of the spot where
incident took place in Sikar.
ACBfilesreportagainstheadconstable
First India Bureau
Dholpur
The ACB has registered
a report against traffic
police head constable af-
ter more than actual col-
lected fines were recov-
ered from his possession.
ACB sleuths informed
that the head constable,
Udai Singh, is posted as
the in-charge of intercep-
tor stationed at Agra-
Mumbai NH – 44. “The
ACB raided the tariff po-
lice team, checked their
fine logs, and verified the
cash collected through
fines. Out of the total fine
collected, Rs 24,000 ex-
cess was recovered from
the possession of head-
constable Udai Singh,”
officials said.
Woman jumps from
5th floor in Jpr, dies
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Ayoung woman commit-
ted suicide by jumping
from a five-storey build-
ing. The incident took
place in front of Ganpati
Plaza on MI Road in the
capital. On the informa-
tion of suicide, Vidhay-
akpuri police station per-
sonnel reached the spot.
As the identity of the
deceased could not be as-
certained, the body has
been kept in the mortuary
of SMS Hospital. The
woman jumped down as
soon as the watchman’s
daughter intervened.
318g gold seized
at Jaipur Airport
Kuldeep Jaghina
murder case: 2
more arrested
First India Bureau
Jaipur
The Customs officials at
Jaipur International Air-
port on Friday recovered
goldweighingaround318
grams from a passenger,
who had travelled from
Dubai to Jaipur. The offi-
cialsfoundthatthescrews
of the briefcase were of
gold. The action was tak-
en under the direction of
Jaipur Customs Commis-
sioner Sugreev Meena,” a
source informed.
First India Bureau
Bharatpur
Police have arrested
Robin, the fourth crimi-
nal in the Kuldeep Jag-
hina murder case. Late at
night at 1
am, the po-
lice got Rob-
in admitted
to the jail
ward of
RBM Hospital, while
the security of the jail
ward has been in-
creased. The name of
another youth Bhupan
Lodha resident Jaghina
has come to the fore.
Building from where the
woman jumped.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
The Rural Development
and Panchayati Raj De-
partment has decided the
policy for transfer. Even
after this policy, the edu-
cation department will
not be able to transfer
Grade 3 teachers. The
Panchayat Raj Depart-
ment has made a policy
for the employees of sec-
tion one and four, while
teachers come under sec-
tion three. Grade third
teachers may have to
wait longer for their
transfers.
Under the transfer
policy, needy employ-
ees can be sent to their
home district, while
teachers working in
scheduled area districts
can be transferred to
those districts only.
There will be no trans-
fer to districts outside
the scheduled area.
Online applications for
transfer/posting will be
taken only through SSO
IDs of employees.
Panchayat Raj
transfer policy:
Grade 3 teachers
to wait for transfers
REETPAPERLEAK:HC
REJECTSDHAKA’SBAIL
Jaipur: Suresh
Dhaka, the master-
mind of REET paper
leak case, did not get any
relief from HC. During the
hearing of the
anticipatory
bail plea filed
by Dhaka
on Thurs-
day, Addl
advocate Anil
Joshi, on behalf of SOG,
presented the list of cases
 affidavit against the ASP
accused. Dhaka’s advocate
Salman Khurshid sought
time. The HC has given
time till July 25.
IN THE COURTYARD
SC REJECTS PIL SEEKING INCLUSION OF
RAJASTHANI AS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
New Delhi : The SC has rejected a petition
demanding inclusion of Rajasthani language
as official language under the 8th Schedule of
Constitution. The Court said that work of including a
language is a policy matter. The bench comprising CJI
DY Chandrachud  Justices JP Padriwala
 Manoj Mishra said, “There is a de-
mand to include Rajasthani language
in 8th schedule. Our judgment in
Kanhaiyalal Sethi case has been
placed on record on behalf of
government’s counsel. We agree
with this view and decline to
entertain the petition.”
Indira Gandhi Gas Cylinder Subsidy Yojana
Amount will be transferred to
beneficiaries’ accounts: CS
First India Bureau
Jaipur
CS Usha Sharma during a
meeting held via VC on
pre-preparations for State
Level Beneficiary Festi-
val of Indira Gandhi Gas
CylinderSubsidyScheme,
said that Indira Gandhi
Gas Cylinder Subsidy
Scheme is proving to be
extremely beneficial for
people. Through the
scheme, LPG gas connec-
tion holders from low in-
come groups are being
provided cylinders at Rs
500. She directed officers
concerned to ensure nec-
essary arrangements for
the festival. ACS, Food
Dept Abhay Kumar said
that on July 25, grant
amountwillbetransferred
to beneficiaries through
DBT and a state-level
event will be organised at
CMR and district level
beneficiary festival will
be organised via VC in all
distHQsand16newlyan-
nounced districts.
Usha Sharma chairs a review meet on pre-preparations for State
Level Labharthi Utsav of Indira Gandhi Gas Cylinder Subsidy
Scheme via VC on Friday. Also seen is Abhay Kumar and others.
CM approves Rs
2.50 crore for
community centre
in Jhunjhunu
First India Bureau
Jaipur
A community hall
will be constructed at
Surpura (Udaipur-
wati) in Jhunjhunu.
For this, Chief Min-
ister Ashok Gehlot
has approved a fi-
nancial proposal of
Rs 2.50 crore.
According to the
proposal, dining
room, kitchen, two
banquet halls, office,
waiting room, park-
ing and other neces-
sary facilities will be
developed in the
community hall at a
cost of Rs 2.50 crore.
It is noteworthy that
the announcement
was made by the
Chief Minister in the
budget of the year
2023-24 regarding
the Surpura Commu-
nity Building.
Give benefits to retiring employees: HC
Strong tremors of
earthquake were
felt in Jaipur. No loss
of life or property has been
received so far. Officers have
been instructed to conduct a
detailed observation. We are
keeping an eye on the
situation. I wish
and pray for
everyone’s well
being.
Ashok Gehlot
@ashokgehlot51
Earthquake
tremors have
been felt at
other places in the state
including Jaipur.
I hope you all are safe!
Vasundhara Raje
@VasundharaBJP
Strong tremors
of earthquake
were reported in
Jaipur and surrounding
areas. I wish everyone
well and safe.
Om Birla
@ombirlakota
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  • 1. Jaipur, Saturday | July 22, 2023 firstindia.co.in RNI NUMBER: RAJENG/2019/77764 | VOL 5 | ISSUE NO. 46 | PAGES 12 | `3.00 Rajasthan’s own English Newspaper firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia
  • 2. champion is one who is r e m e m - bered. A leg- end is one who is never forgotten.’ These wise words by Ca- nadian author-philosopher Matshona Dhliwayo hold true for Ravichandran Ashwin who is rapidly emerging as one of the all- time cricketing greats. Few cricketers are as aware and intelligent as the wilyAsh- win when it comes to the art of spin bowling. His genius helped India trounce the Windies in the first Test last week as he picked up 12 scalps in the match. With his eighth 10-wicket match haul, Ashwin is close to the mammoth 500 Test wick- ets, being just 14 short of the target. As India plays its 100th test against the Windies and second of the series, given Ashwin’s form and the quality of the opposition, it will be no surprise if the veteran offie gets to the landmark in this game itself, thus making him just the 8th bowler to do so! Currently the world’s number 1 bowler in Test rankings, Ashwin has had a great year till now. But omission from the team of the World Test Champion- ship final built a narrative that he is good only in In- dian conditions with spin friendly tracks. India lost the WTC final but on ei- ther side of that match, Ashwin picked up 7 wick- ets on a dull Ahmedabad wicket against Australia and 12 wickets against the Windies. It spurs a debate that while the world re- gards Ashwin highly, his own selectors doubt his prowess to take wickets in all conditions! A peek into his recent records can allay all these fears. Ashwin holds the best average of all spinners in SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia) countries since 2018. Even in the 2021 WTC final against New Zealand, he picked up 4 wickets in seam-friendly conditions in England. His ability to read the batsmen and adjust his wares ac- cordingly has meant that he is a fine bowler in the shorter formats of the game too. With 151 and 72 wickets in ODIs and T20S respectively, his numbers definitely suggest that Ashwin should be a regu- lar for Team India in all conditions! It also raises the ques- tion as to why isAswin not being considered in the shorter formats? In fact, experts believe that Ash- win still has a key role to play and ought to be se- lected in the ODI World Cup team later this year. The championship is going to be played in India and as Ashwin was also a part of the 2011 Winning team, India can derive a lot from his experience of playing a high-pressure tournament as it may just be the ace that the Indian ODI setup is currently missing. While some may argue about his not being the most agile in the field and has led to him being dropped from the one-day side, the fact is he is defi- nitely a safe fielder! But more importantly, he is a very good batsman. His cool and calm mindset in the T20 World Cup match against Pakistan last year, where he hit the winning runs of the last ball, helped India to a famous win. Later even the star of the match, Virat Kohli, appre- ciated the boundary scored byAshwin and his compo- sure to leave the bowl down the leg-side for a wide before that. In recent times, India’s ODI squad has lacked depth in its batting. Ash- win can fulfil the role of a number 8 batter and along- side his spin expertise, he can be a strong addition. His genius tends to be un- dermined and there are very few bowlers who can outthink a batsman. In his own words Ashwin says, “I’m thinking constantly like a batter when I’m bowling.” His last ODI was in the 2021 series against South Africa but since then it has been a cu- rious case wherein he was picked for the T20 World Cup last year but not for ODI cricket! He is arguably the best- off spinner India has ever seen and possibly the best spinner after Anil Kumble for India. Ashwin’s bowl- ing average is just a bit over 23 which is far better compared to Kumble who averages close to 30. Go- ing by current rate, if Ash- win manages to play as many Test matches as Kumble, then he might just become the number one wicket taker of all time for India! Obviously, such a storehouse of talent de- serves much better treat- ment than what has been meted out to him by the selectors. And one hopes wisdom will prevail and his all-round excellence will be respected to help India’s triumph at the ODI World Cup. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL TOP TWEETS SPIRITUAL SPEAK Hearty congratulations to Jayant Duble, an international ocean swimmer from Nagpur, for setting a new record by swimming the English Gulf with the relay team! Due to this record, the name of not only Maharashtra but also India has been raised globally. All the best to Jayant in his future endeavors! Nitin Gadkari @nitin_gadkari Discussions on Manipur is not the priority of the Opposition, scoring political brownies is. They are least concerned about justice for the victims of Manipur. After all, why would they want a constructive dialogue when they can hog the limelight and achieve what they want to with a circus! Cong and their cabal should hang their heads in shame for such shallowness. Cong should rise above partisan politics and let the parliament function. Dharmendra Pradhan @dpradhanbjp l Vol 5 l Issue No. 46 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 Those who cling to perceptions and views wander the world offending people. BUDDHA PERSPECT VE www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia 02 Jaipur, Saturday | July 22, 2023 EXCELLENCE OF ASHWIN Ashwin is arguably the best-off spinner India has ever seen and possibly the best spinner after Anil Kumble for India. Ashwin’s bowling average is just a bit over 23 which is far better compared to Kumble who averages close to 30. Going by current rate, if Ashwin manages to play as many Test matches as Kumble, then he might just become the number one wicket taker of all time for India! Obviously, such a storehouse of talent deserves much better treatment than what has been meted out to him by the selectors. And one hopes wisdom will prevail and his all-round excellence will be respect- ed to help India’s triumph at the ODI World Cup. ASHWIN’SALL-ROUNDGENIUS INDIA’SKEYFORSUCCESSIN THEODIWORLDCUP! Currently the world’s number 1 bowler in Test rankings, Ashwin has had a great year till now. But omission from the team of the World Test Championship final built a narrative that he is good only in Indian conditions with spin friendly tracks. India lost the WTC final but on either side of that match, Ashwin picked up 7 wickets on a dull Ahmedabad wicket against Australia and 12 wickets against the Windies. It spurs a debate that while the world regards Ashwin highly, his own selectors doubt his prowess to take wickets in all conditions! IN-DEPTH Tory Party’s twin losses no dampener WORLD FACING FOOD SHORTAGES, INFLATION he United Kingdom’ ruling Conservative Party is slowly losing ground. In a setback, the party lost two by-elections but managed to retain former Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Ux- bridge seat. Britain’s general elections are 18 months away so the defeats, analysts said, do not augur well for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. The biggest setback came from Labour Party’s biggest-ever by-election win in Selby and Ainsty in Yorkshire. The seat was considered safe for the To- ries. The other seat---Somerton and Frome---was grabbed the Liberal Democrats. This seat was also considered a Tory stronghold. Opinion polls showed Labour leading over the Conservative Party by 20 points but Rishi Sunak remains optimistic. On the two losses and possible bleak prospects Sunak said that the Uxbridge voters told all of them that the next general election was not a “done deal”. Conservative Party is facing anti-incumbency and is dogged by several controversies during Boris John- son and Liz Truss’s premiership. Labour Party’s Sir Keir Starmer was obviously upbeat. T orld’s granary is looking at a season of shortages with Russia pounding Ukraine’s wheat infrastructure in Odessa destroying 60,000 tonnes of grain and India banning the export of non-basmati rice. Vietnam’s “temporary” ban on rice exports has been in place since 2020. Russia’s threat to pull out of the deal to allow Ukraine to send grains to countries facing shortages and continued port infrastructure is bad news for the world which is concerned about El Nino. The weather pattern causes reduction in rainfall which is bad for crops and for millions of people. The World Meteoro- logical Organisation has predicted El Nino to develop around 55 percent during June-August. This could have a se- rious inflationary impact not just in India but globally. India’s decision on non-basmati rice, 10 million tonne’s of which are exported, is bad news for sev- eral countries de- pendent on rice im- ports as supply crunch would push inflation in global markets. The rice ex- port ban is good news for the domestic consumers and also the Bharatiya Janata Party which has 2024 gen- eral elections in mind. Before that elections are also due in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. With consumers battling spiralling prices of to- mato, pulses and ginger, which have pushed up food inflation to a disconcerting 4.6 percent in June. Fear of further rise in prices is worrying people as infla- tion was 4.25 percent in May. Keeping non-basma- ti rice for domestic consumption is therefore a wise move but economists fear that retail inflation would still hover around 5 percent. The ban will disrupt the global market with an impact greater than Ukraine’s grain supplies. W The rice export ban is good news for the domestic consumers and also the BJP which has 2024 general elections in mind. Before that elections are also due in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Siddhaarth Mahan The writer is a specialist on Sports and Cinema who works as an actor in the Hindi film industry ‘A
  • 3. SENSEX 66,684.26 887.64 BSE 19,745.00 234.15 NIFTY Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Joint Press Conference after their bilateral talks at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes the President of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, in New Delhi on Friday. PTI SRI LANKAN PRESIDENT ON A TWO-DAY VISIT TO INDIA Neighbourhoodfirst! Moni Sharma New Delhi To boost the economic partnership between the two nations, India and Sri Lanka adopted a vision document that would strengthen people-to- people connectivity and Maritime cooperation, trade, and power, PM Narendra Modi an- nounced on Friday. “The vision is to accel- erate mutual cooperation in tourism, electricity, business, higher educa- tion, and skill develop- ment,” PM Modi said. During his address, PM Modi also recalled resil- ience shown by Sri Lan- kans during the econom- ic crisis. Modi also said it was necessary for India and Sri Lanka to work together keeping in mind each other’s “security in- terests” and “sensitivi- ties.” SL has an impor- tant place in both India’s “Neighbourhood First” policy and “SAGAR” vi- sion, said PM Modi. Modi, referring to the economic difficulties in Sri Lanka last year, said India stood “shoulder-to- shoulder” with the peo- ple of the island nation during the crisis as a close friend. MORE ON P6 India's growth will be beneficial to the neighbourhood and the Indian Ocean region (IOR). RANIL WICKREMESINGHE, SRI LANKAN PRESIDENT India stood shoulder- to-shoulder with people of Sri Lanka during the crisis as a close friend. NARENDRA MODI, PRIME MINISTER NOW,THEUPI-BASED PAYMENTSTOBE ACCEPTEDINSRILANKA India and Sri Lanka on Friday signed a host of agreement including the acceptance of Unified Payments Interface (UPI) technology in the island country, Modi said in a joint briefing with SL Presi- dent Ranil Wickremesinghe. 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PM Narendra Modi and President of SL Ranil Wickremesinghe witness Exchange of MOUs at the Joint Press meet on Friday. z A joint declaration of intent in animal husband- ry was signed between the two countries. z An MoU of cooperation in the field of renewable energy was exchanged between the two countries. z A Memorandum of cooperation was signed for the economic devel- opment of projects in Trincomalee district. z India also handed over the document of energy permit for Sampur solar power project to Sri Lanka. z India and SL have agreed on joint vision of future India Sri Lanka eco- nomic partnership through enhanced connectivity. z Introduction of pas- senger ferry services between Nagapattinam in TN and Kankesanturai in SL announced. z The recent recom- mencement of Chennai and Jaffna air service is an important step towards air connectivity. Four culprits sent to 11-day PC, house of 1 accused burnt First India Bureau Imphal After horrific visuals of women being paraded naked and then gan- graped in Thoubal dis- trict of Manipur went viral, the court on Friday, sent 4 accused to 11-day police custody. In a re- taliatory action, a mob has burnt down the house of the main accused in this case. Manipur CM N Biren Singh said that his govt is “condemning” the video of 2 women being paraded naked on a road by a group of men. P7 Manipur unrest halts Parliament business again First India Bureau New Delhi Proceedings of both the Houses of the Parliament were adjourned till Mon- day on Friday following Opposition uproar over various issues, including violence-hit Manipur. The Rajya Sabha was ad- journed in morning ses- sion over Manipur issue. IntheLokSabha,many members, including those from the Congress, DMK and Left, raised slogans and told Speaker Om Bir- la that “Manipur is bleed- ing”. MORE ON P6 The government is ready to hold a discussion on incidents in Manipur but the Opposition is not serious about it. RAJNATH SINGH, DEFENCE MINISTER Jaipuritieswakeuptomultiple tremorsof3.4magnitudeat4am earthquakes were felt in Jaipur in the early hours of Friday in a span of half an hour. “Earthquake of Magnitude 3.1 occurred at 04:22:57 IST, Depth: 5 Km; Earthquake of Magnitude 3.4 occurred at 04:25:33 IST, Depth: 10 Km, Location: Jaipur,” NCS tweeted. Prior to this, 1st quake was felt at 4.09 am at a depth of 10 km. P5 3 ‘Daring’ move by CM Ashok Gehlot CM sacks his own min for anti-govt remarks Aditi Nagar Yogesh Sharma Jaipur The decision to sack Ra- jendra Gudha from his cabinet by Gehlot is con- sidered to be one of his ‘bold decisions’ by CM Ashok Gehlot! On Fri- day, a major develop- ment occurred in state politics when MoS Ra- jendra Gudha was sacked from the post of minister of the Gehlot govern- ment. Moreover, the Governor also accepted the recommendation of CM Gehlot with immedi- ate effect. The develop- ment came after Gudha, on Friday, cornered the Gehlot government on atrocities against women in the Rajasthan Assem- bly, resulting in a back- lash from the Opposition as well. Gudha had said, “It is true that we have failed in the safety of women in Rajasthan. The way atrocities on women have increased in Ra- jasthan. TURN TO P8 Rajasthan is number one in women atrocities and this feat happened during the tenure of the Gehlot govt. It is true and I have been punished for speaking truth. I will tell you about next step on Monday. RAJENDRA GUDHA z Governor accepts recommendation of CM Gehlot to sack MoS Rajendra Gudha with immediate effect z According to sources, Randhawa immediately sent report to Delhi and talked to high command. z Gehlot too consulted high command, after green signal, soon after Gudha’s remarks in Assembly, file to sack him was sent to Raj Bhavan. ‘Right and not freebie’: Raj passes Minimum Income Guarantee Bill Naresh Sharma Jaipur Rajasthan Assembly on Friday passed legislation by a voice vote to provide a minimum guaranteed income of `1,000 per month in form of a guar- anteed wage or social pension, and an entitle- ment-based social secu- rity to support individuals and/or household of the State. Defending against the objections and pro- posed amendments by the Opposition members, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal told House Rajasthan has now become 1st State in country to guarantee so- cial security to every citi- zen in State. P4 Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot will address a presser over the Minimum Income Guarantee Bill in the Chief Minister’s residence at 12 noon today Raj Examination Bill, Rajasthan Goods and Services Tax Bill and Rajasthan Cinema Bill passed by voice vote MAJOR DECISION BY GEHLOT CM Gehlot okays formation of Luv-Kush Board MANY PROMINENT LEADERS EXPRESS GRATITUDE TO CM ASHOK GEHLOT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WHICH WILL UPLIFT KUSHWAHA, MALI AND SAINI SOCIETIES FOR THIS MAJOR DECISION OF CM GEHLOT, CONGRESS CAN ALSO GET POLITICAL BENEFITS IN ELECTIONS Shivendra Parmar Jaipur aking a big de- cision, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has approved the formation of Luv-Kush Board for the upliftment of Kushwaha, Mali and Saini societies. Many prominent leaders have expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister for this announcement. On June 15, CM Gehlot had gone to Bari of Dholpur and at that time Bari MLA Girraj Singh Malinga had de- manded the formation of this board from the stage. Malinga had demanded to form Luv-Kush Board in the interest of Kush- waha community and people of the Kushwaha community have ex- pressed gratitude to MLA Girraj Singh Malinga af- ter this announcement. For this decision of CM, Congress can also get po- litical benefits in the coming elections because votes of this society are decisive on many seats. T CM: GOVT READY TO HELP STUDENTS IN MANIPUR On Friday, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot commented on Manipur violence and said, “Violence is go- ing on in Manipur. If the students from Manipur, studying in Rajasthan, face any problem due to the violence, then they can contact the concerned district collector office or call on phone nuber 181. It is the responsibility of the edu- cational institutions and all of us Rajasthanis to help all our Manipuri brothers and sisters away from home in difficult circumstances. Ra- jasthan government is with you in this difficult situation.” Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot IN BRIEF Gyanvapi: Court allows ASI survey of premises Varanasi: Varanasi Court allowed a “scientific survey” of the entire Gyanvapi mosque premises by theASI, except the barricaded ‘wazukhana’ where a ‘shivling’exists. DGCA ok’s resumption of GoFirst flight ops New Delhi: In a notification on Friday, Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given its approval to Go First’s plan to resume operations but with certain conditions in place. SC to hear Rahul’s plea on August 4 New Delhi: SC on Friday issued notice to the Gujarat govt and others over a plea moved by Rahul Gandhi challenging Gujarat HC in case over ‘Modi’ remark. Next hearing August 4. India’s Virat Kohli raises his bat as he celebrates his century on Day 2 of the 2nd Test match against West Indies, at Queen’s Park Oval, in Port of Spain on Friday. Jaipur, Saturday | July 22, 2023 firstindia.co.in RNI NUMBER: RAJENG/2019/77764 | VOL 5 | ISSUE NO. 46 | PAGES 12 | `3.00 Rajasthan’s Own English Newspaper firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia MASTERFUL STYLIST OF AMERICAN MUSIC NO MORE Tony Bennett, eminent timeless styl- ist whose devotion to classic American songs brought him admirers from Frank to Lady Gaga, died at 96 on Friday. WB: WITH ARMS, MAN TRIES TO ENTER MAMATA’S HOUSE; HELD Police on Friday arrested a man named Sheikh Noor Alam for trying to enter West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s residence in Kolkata. SHAH: 5 LAKH SAHARA INVESTORS REGISTERED ON REFUND PORTAL Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on Friday said that 5 lakh investors have registered on platform and process of returning their money has begun. P6 UNION MINISTER JAISHANKAR TO VISIT UDAIPUR TODAY MEA Dr S Jaishankar will take part in a meeting in Udaipur today. He will leave from Delhi at 10.55 am, reach Mahara- na Pratap Airport in Dabok at 12.15 pm.
  • 4. Yogesh Sharma, Naresh Sharma Aishwary Pradhan Jaipur Rajasthan has become the first state in the country to guarantee social security of employment and pen- sion by enacting a law in the country.With this, 125 days of employment will be guaranteed in a year in urban and rural areas, while old aged, specially abled, widow and single women will get a mini- mumpensionofonethou- sandrupeespermonthand it will increase by 15 per- cent every year. For this, the Rajasthan Minimum Income Guar- antee Bill-2023 was passed by voice vote in the Assembly on Friday. Earlier, Parliamentary Affairs Minis- ter Shanti Ku- mar Dhariwal presented the bill in the House for dis- cussion and members of the party and opposition participated in it. After this, in response to the discussion, Dhari- wal said, “Mahatma Gan- dhi Minimum Income GuaranteeSchemewillbe started to guarantee 125 days of employment to all the rural and urban fami- lies of the state in a year. For this Rajasthan Mini- mum Income Guarantee Bill-2023 has been brought. Rajasthan is the first state in the country to guarantee such social se- curity by enacting a law. After the implementation of this Act, all the rural families of the state will get additional 25 days of employment under the Chief Minister’s Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme after completing 100 days of employment under the MNREGA scheme. On the other hand, under the Indira Gandhi Urban Employ- ment Guarantee Scheme, urban families will also be guaranteed 125 days of employment.” The minister said that oldpeople,speciallyabled people,widowsandsingle women will get guaran- teed minimum pension of Rs 1000 per month in the state. “Along with this, a provision has been made for 15 percent automatic increase, which will be at the rate of five percent in July and 10 percent in January. The base amount ofthisincreasewillbeone thousand rupees.After the law is made, the above provisions will be availa- ble to the public as a right. With this unique and his- toric law, the common man will also get relief from the skyrocketing in- flation,” he said. Earlier, the proposal to circulate the bill to know the public opinion was rejected by the house by voice vote. Meanwhile, LoP Ra- jendra Rathore remarked on the bill, “There are 73 lakh women who have been given Ujjwala gas connections. Out of these only 40 lakh women are being given subsidy of Rs 500 on gas cylinder. Min- imumwagesandwagesin MNREGA are fixed ac- cording to the CenterAct, with what right are you giving guarantees, you do not have statutory rights. There is no money in the account for various schemes.Rhetoricdoesn’t work.” Responding to this, Minister Shanti Dha- riwal said, “Employment and social security are guaranteed in this bill. Minimum pension is guaranteed. Rajendra Rathore has misled the House. There is a differ- ence.” Dhariwal replied. PTI Jaipur Opposition BJP legisla- tors on Friday staged a walkout from the Ra- jasthan Assembly, alleg- ing “massive corruption” in the Congress govern- ment’s scheme to provide free ration kits to more than one crore people every month ahead of the elections. Raising the issue dur- ing Zero Hour, deputy leader of opposition Sat- ish Poonia alleged that corruption has been “in- stitutionalised” in the Ashok Gehlot-led state government. “The corruption has been institutionalised in Rajasthan in the last four- and-half-years, and An- napurna food packet scheme is just another example,” said Poonia in the House. He said the free ration kit scheme is a “well- planned conspiracy” to promote corruption. “If the same scheme had come in 2018, as soon as the government was formed, I would have been happy that food grains would go to a poor person’s house. But what justice can one ex- pect from the govern- ment, which is deep-bur- ied in corruption,” Poo- nia said. Annapurna scheme is just to woo the voters. it is a clear and visible ex- ample of corruption to give benefits to “loved ones”, he alleged. RAJASTHAN www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia 04 Jaipur, Saturday | July 22, 2023 BJP DIV LEVEL MEETINGS Pralhad Joshi to attend div level meeting in Ajmer today AishwaryPradhan Jaipur JP’s four divi- sions will hold divisional level meetings on Saturday where party officials and people’s representatives will participate. State in- chargeArun Singh will be present in the Jaipur meet- ing, election in-charge Prahlad Joshi in Ajmer, BJP state president CP Joshi in Bharatpur and or- ganization gen secy Chan- drashekhar in Jodhpur. For this, state BJPelec- tion in-charge Prahlad Joshi reached Jaipur. In- teractingwiththemediaat Jaipur airport, Joshi said, “Raj has highest number of cases of harassment, rape . So, the BJP has launched ‘Nahi sahega Rajasthan’campaign.” B NEWLY APPOINTED BJP DIV LEVEL INCHARGES Parl Affairs Min Shanti Dhariwal during House proceedings on Friday. Min BD Kalla is also seen. Pralhad Joshi taking meeting of Raj BJP core team in Jaipur on Friday. CP Joshi, Vasundhara Raje, Gajendra S Shekhawat, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Chandrashekhar, and Rajendra Rathore are also seen. Senior BJP leaders like Om Mathur, Kailash Chaudhary and others were present in meeting through video conferencing. PM Narendra Modi’s Sikar rally was also disccused in the meeting. Satish Poonia Rajendra Rathore Rajasthan becomes first State in country to guarantee social security of employment pension by enacting law ASSEMBLY SESSION RajMinimumIncomeGuaranteeBillpassed RAJASTHAN GOVT TABLES COUNTRY’S FIRST GIG WORKERS BILL FOR SOCIAL SECURITY RAJASTHAN PUBLIC EXAM AMENDMENT BILL PASSED AMENDMENTS IN RAJ GST BILL, CINEMA (REGULATION) BILL PASSED CONG TABLES 3 BILLS, OPPOSITIONWALKSOUT Stae govt on Friday tabled the Rajasthan Platform Based GIG Workers (registration and welfare) Bill, 2023 – country’s first such – which seeks to guarantee social security to gig workers.The bill provisions for monetary penalties if an aggregator fails to comply with the Act. The state govt may impose a fine up to Rs 5 lakh for the first contra- vention and up to Rs 50 lakh for subsequent contravention. Under the bill, the state will constitute a ‘The Rajasthan Platform Based Gig Workers Welfare Board’ which will ensure registration of gig work- ers and aggregators operating in the state. The bill also aims to set up a welfare fee deduction mechanism that will be integrated with the aggregator app. The govt also seeks to set up a monitoring mechanism. Rajasthan Assembly on Friday passed The Rajasthan Examination (Measures For Prevention of Unfair Means in Recruit- ment) (Amendment) Bill, 2023 by voice vote to increase the punishment for those involved in recruitment exam paper leaks from the current 10 years to life imprisonment. In March 2022, the assem- bly passed a Bill providing for imprisonment of up to 10 years and a fine of Rs 10 crore for offences such as govt exam paper leaks and cheating in such recruitment tests. Replying to the debate on the Bill, MoS for Higher Education Rajendra Yadav said that the existing Act provides that if any person is found indulged in unfair means. shall be punished with imprisonment of not less than five years but which may extend to 10 years along with fine of Rs 10 lakh, which may extend to Rs 10 crore. Speaking in the debate on the bill, independent MLA Sanyam Lodha raised the question why DG ACB gave a clean chit to RPSC members during recent arrests over allegations of corruption in lieu of clearing exam. Rajendra Rathore asked in the House that whose Facebook were Suresh Dhaka Bhupendra Saran running. The Legislative Assembly on Friday passed the Rajasthan Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill 2023 by voice vote. Parlia- mentary Affairs Minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal presented the bill in the House for consid- eration. After discussion, the House passed the bill. Earlier, the House unanimously rejected the motion to circulate the bill for public opinion. The Legislative Assembly also passed the Rajasthan Cinema (Regulation) (Amendment) Bill 2023 by voice vote. Dhariwal said that on August 10, 2020, the Central government had written a letter under Ease of Doing Business, while reviewing the law, had given instructions to include provisions of non-criminalisation in it. In compliance with this, the Rajasthan Cinema (Regu- lation) (Amendment) Bill 2023 has been brought by amending the Rajast- han Cinema (Regulation) Act 1952. The Opposition walked out of the as- sembly following an uproar in the House after the ruling party kept three more bills in the assembly. Leader of the Opposition Rajendra Rathore raised objections and said that this sudden ac- tion was against parliamen- tary traditions. Edu Min BD Kalla said that the govern- ment only kept the bill and was not getting it passed. Bills can be kept only with the consent of Speaker. Oppnwalksoutallegingcorruptionin‘Annapurna’ QUESTION HOUR All applicants benefited under Palanhar Yojana in Dungarpur: Minister Tikaram Jully Min Jully: No grant from GoI for construction of Anganwadi centres from 2017 to 2022 MoS for Social Justice and Empowerment Tikaram Jully told the Vidhan Sabha on Friday that all the people have been benefited in the applications received under Palanhar Yojana and other schemes in Dungarpur. He clarified that from 2018-19 to 2022-23, none of the applicants received in these schemes has been deprived. Jully said that 3,469 people applied for Palanhar Yojana in Dungarpur from the year 2018-19 to the year 2022-23, in which no person has been deprived of benefits. Social Justice Empowerment Minister Tikaram Jully informed that no grant was received from the Govt of India for the construction of Anganwadi centres from 2017 to 2022. He said that after allotment of free land from the department concerned, depart- mental buildings of Anganwadi centers running in rented buildings will be constructed by the department. `308 lakh okayed for Chittor, Matrikundia, Mangleshwar: Meena Nodalofficersmadeto disbursescholarships Effectivebanonmining ofblackstone,slabs, inBeawarvillages:Jat Damaged houses to be surveyed again: Jully MoS for Tourism Murari Lal Meena told that in implementation of announcement made in the budget of the year 2023-24 to develop Manglesh- war, Matrikundia, Chittorgarh and other facilities, including conservation and restoration work, financial and administrative approval of Rs 308.56 lakh has been issued on June 28, 2023 and the tender process is underway. Jully told in Vidhan Sabha that under the scholarship schemes, the students whose applica- tions had deficiencies and could not get scholarship amount, nodal officers have been appointed. These officers will ensure that scholarship is given after correcting application. Revenue Minister Ramlal Jat told that there is an effective ban on mining of black stone, slabs by Khatedars from the land lying in the fields on the basis of recovery of royalty and permit fees in villages like Balad, Surdia, Atitmand, Gohana, etc. of Beawar assembly constituency. He said that through the order of the NGT, the right to have a quarry licence without a mining lease has been abolished. Min Tikaram Jully informed that a survey of the damaged houses in Upanagar Pur in Bhilwara would be conducted again. He said that residential plots are being given to affected by the City Devp Trust at the reserved rate a lottery also been drawn for 693 applicants. ?  Jaipur div: Bhajanlal Sharma - incharge, Bhanu- pratap Singh, Omprakash Bhadana, Satyanarayan Chaudhary made co- incharges.  Bharatpur div: Hemraj Meena - incharge, Somkant Sharma - co-incharge  Ajmer div: Diya Kumari - in-charge, Vijendra Poonia, AS Bhadana - co-incharge,  Jodhpur div: Jagveer Chhaba - in-charge Pramod Samar Priyanka Meghwal as co-incharges.  Udaipur div - Damodar Aggarwal in-charge Sanvalaram Devasi and Mithales Gautam as co- incharges.  Kota div - Mukesh Dadhich in-charge and Dharmendra Gehlot as co- incharges.  Bikaner div: CR Chaud- hary - incharge CPJOSHIMEETS SPEAKERCPJOSHI INTHEASSEMBLY State assem- bly speaker Dr CP Joshi on Friday met State BJP President CP Joshi in the assembly and exchanged greetings. State BJP Chief CP Joshi reached the state assembly on Friday during which he paid a courtesy visit to the assembly speaker. Inciden- tally, the assembly speaker and state BJP president share the same name and belong to the same Mewar regions. How- ever, they belong to different political parties. Also, Dr CP Joshi and CP Joshi are prominent Brah- min faces of their respective political parties. In fact, Dr CP Joshi had been the PCC Prez in the past. the Assembly on presented the bill in the House for dis- and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill presented the bill in the House for consid- ASSEMBLY SESSION BACMEETINGHELD; FOURBILLSTOBE TABLEDONMONDAY Proceedings of the 8th session of the 15th Leg- islative Assembly have commenced. The Busi- ness Advisory Com- mittee (BAC) meeting started in the Assembly. The assembly proceed- ings will be held on July 24th and 25th. On the first day, four bills will be tabled, including the Kota Development Authority Bill, Udaipur Development Author- ity Bill, Gandhi Vatika Trust Jaipur Bill and Rajasthan Platform- based Gig Workers Bill. Besides, on July 24, a non-governmental resolution will also be passed, related to the National Census. Another BAC meeting will be held after the proceedings on the same day. The ruling party is making efforts to ensure the CM’s presence on the final day of the session.
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  • 6. RAJASTHAN www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia 05 Jaipur, Saturday | July 22, 2023 First India Bureau Jaipur The Rajasthan HC while giving relief to lakhs of govt employees of Raj ordered State govt that employees retiring till June 30 should be given benefit of their previous one year’s increment. The single bench of Jus- tice Anoop Dand passed the order in favour of em- ployeees while hearing a PIL filed by one Ramba- bu Gupta and 150 others and said that govt will have to give benefit of annual increment to em- ployees retiring on June 30. Notably, till now, benefit of annual incre- ment is given on July 1 to employees of State govt, various boards and corporations. Agencies Hanumangarh Hanumangarh district is bracing for floods as a massive volume of rain- water is set to be released into the Ghaggar river from the Ottu barrage in Haryana’s Sirsa district. Heavy rains in Punjab and Haryana have al- ready led to a steady in- crease in the water level of Ghaggar river. According to official data, water discharge from the Ottu barrage has reached 38,400 cusecs and authorities in Hary- ana fear that it may in- crease to 40,000 cusecs in the next few hours. The Hanumangarh district administration is taking steps to delay the arrival of floods and has also started evacu- ating villages. It has de- layed the flood situa- tion for three days by diverting the Haryana rainwater into the Indi- ra Gandhi Cana. First India Bureau Jaipur Minister of Disaster Management and Relief Govind Ram Meghwal on Friday informed the assembly that earthquake tremors were felt four times between 4:09 am and 4:31 am on Friday in Jaipur district. “There has been no loss of life or property due to the earth- quake. In the event of a disaster, rescue and relief work is done by coordi- nating with all district collectors and concerned departments to provide immediate help to the victims,” said Minister Govind Ram Meghwal. Meghwal, who was speaking during the question hour of the as- sembly, added, “An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 on the Richter scale occurred at 4:09 am and the epicentre was Gul- mohar Garden in Bhank- rota. The second tremor of the earthquake was felt at 4:22 am, whose epi- centre was Manpur Bal- aji in Renwal Manjhi and its intensity was 3.1. The epicentre of the third tremor was near Pink Pearl Fun Water Park in Bhankrota which was felt at 4:25 am. Sim- ilarly, the fourth tremor of the earthquake was felt at 4:31 am, whose epicentre was Shivam Resort in Sarangpur and its intensity was 2.5 on the Richter scale.” 3earthquakesjoltJaipurin22minutes There were no reports of loss of lives or damage to properties due to the tremors Panic-stricken people were seen out of their houses as the tremors were felt in Jaipur late on Friday morning. The first earthquake, measuring 4.4 on the Richter Scale, hit Jaipur at 4.09 am. Large number of people were seen on the roads, especially in Walled City areas including Chandpole Bazaar, Badi Chaupar Johri Bazaar. SANTOSH SHARMA Inflow of water is on continuous rise in Ghaggar river. 15 POLICE JAWANS INJURED IN POLICE LINES DURING EARTHQUAKE PANIC IN JAIPUR Jaipur: Nearly 15 police jawans were injured in Police Lines on Friday morning due to panic caused by strong earthquake tremors. Officials informed the strongest earthquake, which occurred at 4:09 am on Friday, caused a stampede-like situation in the police lines and police jawans ran out of their quar- ters in a haste. The panic injured 15 jawans, who were rushed to SMS Hospital for treatment. However, no seri- ous injury was reported and the jawans were discharged after giving first aid. The latest earthquake of magnitude 3.4 occurred at around 4.25 am, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) reported. According to the NCS, it oc- curred at a depth of 10 kilometres. Hanumangarh braces for flood Sikar:Robbershotdead whiletryingtoescape Chambal River front to be inaugurated in August first week Ramesh Sharma Satyanarayan Sharma Sikar Arobberwasshotdeadby police in an exchange of fire when he along with others were trying to evade arrest in Sikar dis- trict, police said on Fri- day.About 8-10 accused were trying to dodge po- lice after looting at least six jewellery traders in Momasar village of Sri Dungargarh in Bikaner. The accused were chased by the police teams of Bikaner, Sikar and Churu districts late Thursday night, police said. Suresh Meena, as- sociated with Makkhan Gang, was shot dead dur- ing the exchange of fire between police rob- bers, Ramgarh SHO Hemraj Meena said. First India Bureau Kota The inauguration of the under-construction River Front and Oxygen Park in the city will be either done on August 3 or in the second week of Au- gust. The new inaugura- tion date was discussed in the 202nd meeting of the Kota City Develop- ment Trust Board on Fri- day. Various agendas were decided and ap- proved in the meeting held under the chairman- ship of City Develop- ment Trust Chairman Collector OP Bunkar. Police encounter GOOD RAINFALL LEADS TO FILLING OF DAMS BUNDI: ACB REGISTERS CASE AGAINST WOMAN SUPERVISOR FOR EMBEZZLEMENT OF PULSES ACS (PHED and Water Resources) Dr Subodh Agar- wal on Friday reviewed the positions of dams in Raj and checked the preparedness to deal with any flood-like situation. During the meeting, it was revealed that against the total water storage capacity of 12,580.03 million cubic meters (MCM) of small and big dams and anicuts in the state, 7,512.03 mcm (59.71 per cent) of water has been stored till July 18. Also, 288.55 mm of rainfall has been received, which is 72 per cent more than the aver- age of 167 mm till this time. Bundi: The ACB has registered a case of em- bezzlement against a woman supervisor of the women and child development department in Bundi. ACB officials informed that Sudha Maheshwari, posted as a supervisor in Taleda sub-division of Bundi district, allegedly misused his position and falsified 7725 kgs of pulses. “A complaint was filed and the matter was investigated. Following the investigation, a case has been registered against Sudha Maheshwari. It is expected that the names of other officials will also surface during further investigation. The report was sent to the Jaipur headquarter and now a case has been registered there. Inspector Anita Verma posted in Kota will conduct investigation in the matter,” said Gyan Chand Meena, ASP, ACB. Earthquake rocks Jaipur A visual of the spot where incident took place in Sikar. ACBfilesreportagainstheadconstable First India Bureau Dholpur The ACB has registered a report against traffic police head constable af- ter more than actual col- lected fines were recov- ered from his possession. ACB sleuths informed that the head constable, Udai Singh, is posted as the in-charge of intercep- tor stationed at Agra- Mumbai NH – 44. “The ACB raided the tariff po- lice team, checked their fine logs, and verified the cash collected through fines. Out of the total fine collected, Rs 24,000 ex- cess was recovered from the possession of head- constable Udai Singh,” officials said. Woman jumps from 5th floor in Jpr, dies First India Bureau Jaipur Ayoung woman commit- ted suicide by jumping from a five-storey build- ing. The incident took place in front of Ganpati Plaza on MI Road in the capital. On the informa- tion of suicide, Vidhay- akpuri police station per- sonnel reached the spot. As the identity of the deceased could not be as- certained, the body has been kept in the mortuary of SMS Hospital. The woman jumped down as soon as the watchman’s daughter intervened. 318g gold seized at Jaipur Airport Kuldeep Jaghina murder case: 2 more arrested First India Bureau Jaipur The Customs officials at Jaipur International Air- port on Friday recovered goldweighingaround318 grams from a passenger, who had travelled from Dubai to Jaipur. The offi- cialsfoundthatthescrews of the briefcase were of gold. The action was tak- en under the direction of Jaipur Customs Commis- sioner Sugreev Meena,” a source informed. First India Bureau Bharatpur Police have arrested Robin, the fourth crimi- nal in the Kuldeep Jag- hina murder case. Late at night at 1 am, the po- lice got Rob- in admitted to the jail ward of RBM Hospital, while the security of the jail ward has been in- creased. The name of another youth Bhupan Lodha resident Jaghina has come to the fore. Building from where the woman jumped. First India Bureau Jaipur The Rural Development and Panchayati Raj De- partment has decided the policy for transfer. Even after this policy, the edu- cation department will not be able to transfer Grade 3 teachers. The Panchayat Raj Depart- ment has made a policy for the employees of sec- tion one and four, while teachers come under sec- tion three. Grade third teachers may have to wait longer for their transfers. Under the transfer policy, needy employ- ees can be sent to their home district, while teachers working in scheduled area districts can be transferred to those districts only. There will be no trans- fer to districts outside the scheduled area. Online applications for transfer/posting will be taken only through SSO IDs of employees. Panchayat Raj transfer policy: Grade 3 teachers to wait for transfers REETPAPERLEAK:HC REJECTSDHAKA’SBAIL Jaipur: Suresh Dhaka, the master- mind of REET paper leak case, did not get any relief from HC. During the hearing of the anticipatory bail plea filed by Dhaka on Thurs- day, Addl advocate Anil Joshi, on behalf of SOG, presented the list of cases affidavit against the ASP accused. Dhaka’s advocate Salman Khurshid sought time. The HC has given time till July 25. IN THE COURTYARD SC REJECTS PIL SEEKING INCLUSION OF RAJASTHANI AS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE New Delhi : The SC has rejected a petition demanding inclusion of Rajasthani language as official language under the 8th Schedule of Constitution. The Court said that work of including a language is a policy matter. The bench comprising CJI DY Chandrachud Justices JP Padriwala Manoj Mishra said, “There is a de- mand to include Rajasthani language in 8th schedule. Our judgment in Kanhaiyalal Sethi case has been placed on record on behalf of government’s counsel. We agree with this view and decline to entertain the petition.” Indira Gandhi Gas Cylinder Subsidy Yojana Amount will be transferred to beneficiaries’ accounts: CS First India Bureau Jaipur CS Usha Sharma during a meeting held via VC on pre-preparations for State Level Beneficiary Festi- val of Indira Gandhi Gas CylinderSubsidyScheme, said that Indira Gandhi Gas Cylinder Subsidy Scheme is proving to be extremely beneficial for people. Through the scheme, LPG gas connec- tion holders from low in- come groups are being provided cylinders at Rs 500. She directed officers concerned to ensure nec- essary arrangements for the festival. ACS, Food Dept Abhay Kumar said that on July 25, grant amountwillbetransferred to beneficiaries through DBT and a state-level event will be organised at CMR and district level beneficiary festival will be organised via VC in all distHQsand16newlyan- nounced districts. Usha Sharma chairs a review meet on pre-preparations for State Level Labharthi Utsav of Indira Gandhi Gas Cylinder Subsidy Scheme via VC on Friday. Also seen is Abhay Kumar and others. CM approves Rs 2.50 crore for community centre in Jhunjhunu First India Bureau Jaipur A community hall will be constructed at Surpura (Udaipur- wati) in Jhunjhunu. For this, Chief Min- ister Ashok Gehlot has approved a fi- nancial proposal of Rs 2.50 crore. According to the proposal, dining room, kitchen, two banquet halls, office, waiting room, park- ing and other neces- sary facilities will be developed in the community hall at a cost of Rs 2.50 crore. It is noteworthy that the announcement was made by the Chief Minister in the budget of the year 2023-24 regarding the Surpura Commu- nity Building. Give benefits to retiring employees: HC Strong tremors of earthquake were felt in Jaipur. No loss of life or property has been received so far. Officers have been instructed to conduct a detailed observation. We are keeping an eye on the situation. I wish and pray for everyone’s well being. Ashok Gehlot @ashokgehlot51 Earthquake tremors have been felt at other places in the state including Jaipur. I hope you all are safe! Vasundhara Raje @VasundharaBJP Strong tremors of earthquake were reported in Jaipur and surrounding areas. I wish everyone well and safe. Om Birla @ombirlakota
  • 7. INDIA www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia 06 Jaipur, Saturday | July 22, 2023 TO EXPLORE GREEN HYDROGEN PROJECTS Gautam Adani meets Sri Lankan Prez Ranil PTI New Delhi dani Group Chairman Gau- tam Adani held a meeting with visiting Sri Lankan President Ra- nil Wickremesinghe to discuss multiple projects in the island nation. Thediscussionsinclud- ed the development of the Colombo Port West Con- tainer Terminal (WCT), the industrialist said. Wickremesinghe is on a two-day visit to India. Adani Ports and Spe- cial Economic Zones Ltd (APSEZ), a key subsidi- ary of the diversified Adani Group, in March 2021 received a Letter of Intent (LOI) from Sri Lankan authorities for the development and op- erations of West Contain- er Terminal (WCT) in Colombo. APSEZ will partner with John Keells Hold- ings PLC, Sri Lanka’s largest diversified con- glomerate, and with the Sri Lanka Ports Author- ity (SLPA) as a part of the consortium awarded this mandate. The WCT will be de- veloped on a Build, Oper- ate and Transfer basis for a period of 35 years as a public-private partner- ship. The project is ex- pected to boost WCT’s container handling capac- ityandfurtherconsolidate Sri Lanka’s locational ad- vantage as one of the world’s top strategic nodes along the busiest globaltranshipmentroute. Gautam Adani with Sri Lankan President H.E. President Ranil Wickremesinghe. APSEZ will partner with John Keells Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka’s largest diversified conglomerate, and with the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) as a part of the consortium awarded this mandate A ANI New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that India has the potential to become one of the largest providers of skilled workforce in the world. PM Modi said that in the era of the 4th Indus- trial Revolution, technol- ogy has become and will remain the core driver for employment. Addressing the 4th G20 EWG and Labour and Employment Minis- ters' Meetings, PM Modi expressed confidence that the meeting will send out a strong message for the welfare of all workers worldwide. The PM said that it is fortunatethatthismeeting is happening in a country that has had the experi- ence of creating a large number of technology jobs during the last such technology-led transfor- mation. He pointed out that Indore, which is home to many startups was leading the new wave of such transformations. Agencies New Delhi Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi through 'Digital In- dia' has taken the govern- ment facilities at the doorstep of the poor. Modi ji has taken the government facilities at the doorstep of the poor through Digital India. He has also ended corruption from the governance, Shahsaidataprogramme. The Minister also said in the last 9 years, Modi government has provided free ration, houses, elec- tricity, gas cylinders, toi- lets and, upto Rs five lakh health facilities for the people, without paying a single penny. This has changed the lives of the 60 crore people across the country, he added. Minimum govern- ment, maximum govern- ance with last mile deliv- ery but without corrup- tion. There is no better tool than CSC (Common Service Centres ) to fulfill this formula, Shah said. He further said, To- day more than 300 small beneficiary schemes of Government of India and State Governments have been linked to CSC. If these schemes have to reach small farmers and the poor, then there can be no better way than PACS (Primary Agricul- tural Credit Societies). Shahsaid17,176PACS have been registered so far to function as CSC for providing over 300 ser- vices like banking, insur- ance and Aadhaar enrol- ment in rural India. ANI New Delhi Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday hit out at the Congress-led op- position for not allowing Parliament to function and wondered whether it was because their leader was no longer a member of the Lok Sabha. In an apparent reference to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who was dis- qualified as a Lok Sabha member in March, Thakur wondered wheth- er it was the desire of some persons no longer members of the House to ensure that Parliament does not function. Opposition is making excuses for not allowing the House to function. Some persons are no longer members of the House and it is their de- sire that the House should not function, said the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister outside Parliament. Agencies New Delhi Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra on Friday reacted sharply to a pic- ture of outgoing WFI chief BJP MP Brij Bhushan Singh in which he can be seen smiling while leaving after the first day of the monsoon session of Parliament in New Delhi on Thursday. Moitra said, “This is how accused sexual har- asser BJP MP entered parliament- triumphant jubilant after getting bail for sexual harass- ment assault.” PTI Gwalior Congress general secre- tary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Friday a massive wave of change prevails in Madhya Pradesh, where assembly elections are due by the end, and attacked the rul- ing BJP over a host of is- sues, including price rise. She reiterated the Con- gress’ five guarantees to the people of MP if the party is voted to power. This is her second visit to the state in 40 days. Addressing a rally in Gwalior, the home turf of Union minister and for- mer Congress leader Jy- otiraditya Scindia, where she also paid floral trib- utes at the memorial of great freedom fighter Rani Laxmibai. PTI Guwahati Manipur must come out of the present crisis and all must make efforts to restore peace in the state, Union Minister for Fi- nance and Corporate Af- fairs Nirmala Sitharaman said here on Friday. The incident of women being disrobed and pa- raded is a serious and sen- sitive issue. The state is passing through a difficult phase and all communi- ties are suffering there, the minister said on the sidelines of a programme. Manipur is a beautiful state and it has to come out of the crisis and hon- estly, all of us will have to make efforts to bring back peacetothestate,shesaid. Thiskindofincidenthurts each one of us and there is no word with which we can explain or address the issue, she said. PTI New Delhi Days after returning from a meeting of 26 opposi- tion parties in Bengaluru, which decided on the name Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) for the 2024 elections, Trina- mool Congress (TMC) chief and WB chief min- ister Mamata Banerjee launched her party’s 2024 Lok Sabha poll campaign, saying “IN- DIA would fight”, and the TMC would be part of the campaign like a “soldier carrying a flag.” Banerjee said that they would work to popularise the slogans “Jai India” along with the slogan “Jai Bangla” (victory to WB) and use them in all party programmes. PTI New Delhi Thousands of Bhim Army supporters gath- ered at the Jantar Mantar here on Friday to protest against the recent attack on the outfit’s chief, Chandrashekhar Azad, and demanded Z-plus se- curity for him. Chandrashekar, the co- founder of Bhim Army and National President of Azad Samaj Party (Kan- shiram), was shot at by unidentified assailants in the Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on June 28. 1984 Anti-Sikh riots: Delhi Court grants CBI time to take instructions on complaint for violation Delhi HC sets aside order for registration of FIR against VHP leader for hate speech New Delhi: The Rouse Avenue Court on Friday granted time to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take instructions on the issue of bringing complaint under section 195 CrPC filed by a public servant for violation of his orders by the accused. The court has adjourned the matter till July 26. The court was considering the supplementary chargesheet against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler. A supplementary chargesheet has been filed by CBI in the case of killings in Pul Bangash area in 1984. New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside the trial court order for the registration of an FIR against Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Alok Kumar for alleged hate speech. The High Court while setting aside the order said that there was no material at all against the VHP leader. Alok Kumar had challenged the Metropolitan Magistrate order passed in February 2020 on a complaint of Harsh Mandar. The High Court said that the Magistrate should exercise its power with caution. IN THE COURTYARD PM Modi also said that globally, mobile workforce is going to be a reality G20 MINISTERS’ MEET Indiacanbecomeoneofthelargest providersofskilledworkforce:Modi Delegates during the Employment Ministers’ Meeting and 4th G20 Employment Working Group (EWG) meeting being addressed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Indore on Friday. ANI OverCrisisinHillState Himachal Pradesh Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla calls on PM Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on Friday. ANI GLOBAL INVESTORS TELL PM PLANS TO PUMP IN $4 BN AT RISK DUE TO 28% GAMING TAX New Delhi: Global investors, including Tiger Global, Peak XV, and Steadview Capi- tal, have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to reconsider a newly imposed 28 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on online games involving real money. The investors argue that this tax could have a detrimental impact on prospective investments worth $4 billion in the online gaming sector, according to the letter seen by news agency. The government recently announced the tax on the funds collected by online gaming companies from their customers. While games like fantasy cricket have gained immense popularity, concerns over player addiction have also arisen. In the letter, the investors expressed shock and dismay over the decision to impose the tax, indicating that it will “substantially and meaningfully erode investor confidence in the backing of this or any other sunrise sector in the Indian tech ecosystem”. FARM LOAN WAIVER, `1,500 MONTHLY AID RAISE VOICES AGAINST CORRUPTION: PRIYANKA Gwalior: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday made several promises to the people of Madhya Pradesh, and clarified that these are “guarantees that will be fulfilled”. She said if Con- gress comes to power in MP, the party will revive the old pension scheme, transfer `1,500 directly to the accounts of women every month, give a gas cylinder for `500, will provide the first 100 units of electricity consumed for free. Bhopal: Congress General Secretary on Friday appealed to people of Madhya Pradesh to raise their voices strongly against corruption under the BJP government in the state. Priyanka said she would hold people of the state responsible for their condition in Madhya Pradesh, because they have handed over power to corrupt people. Priyanka also appealed to people to ask CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan about his `22,000 announcements. PMTODISTRIBUTE 70K+APPOINTMENT LETTERSTONEW RECRUITSTODAY New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will distribute more than 70,000 appoint- ment letters to newly- inducted recruits on Saturday and address them via video confer- encing, his office said. The Rozgar Mela will be held at 44 locations across the country. The recruitments are taking place across central government departments as well as state governments and Union Territories supporting this initia- tive, the Prime Min- ister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement. Prime Minister Modi will distribute more than 70,000 appoint- ment letters to newly- inducted recruits on July 22 at 10:30 am via video conferenc- ing, the PMO said. ROZGAR MELA PM Modi ended corruption from governance: Shah Union Ministers Amit Shah and Ashwini Vaishnaw during the launch of CSC services by PACS, in New Delhi, on Friday. PTI Union Minister Anurag Thakur talks to the media during the Monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Friday. PTI AICC Gen Secy Priyanka Gandhi Vadra with MP Congress President Kamal Nath and others, in Gwalior on Friday. PTI Fin Min Nirmala Sitharaman handsover a certificate to an officer in Guwahati, on Friday. Mahua Moitra Brij Bhushan Parliament Monsoon Session Oppn running away from debate: Thakur STUDIES ON FOR SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST CASES AMONG YOUNG: CENTRE New Delhi: Sudden deaths due to cardi- ac arrest have been reported in young people af- ter COVID-19, but sufficient evidence is not available to confirm the cause, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya told Parliament. The Indian Council of Medi- cal Research is conduct- ing 3 studies to ascertain the facts regarding this, Mandaviya said adding a multi-centric matched case control study on factors as- sociated with sudden deaths among adults aged 18 to 45 is ongoing at around 40 hospitals/research centres. Massivewaveofchangeprevailing:Priyanka CM Mamata launches INDIA campaign in WB Azad’s supporters demand Z-plus security for him AllmustmakeeffortstobringManipur outofpresentcrisis,saysSitharaman Moitra slams Bhushan Over ‘smiling’ Parl photo
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INDIA www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia 07 Jaipur, Saturday | July 22, 2023 राजस्ान सरकार कारायालर आबकारी आरुक्त, राजस्ान, उदरपुर क्रमांक: प. 32(बी)(1)आब/एल/2023/221 दिनांक: 21.07.2023 पड्त ररटेल ऑफ कमपपोजजट मजदरा दुकानों के अनुज्ापत्र हे्तु ई-नीलामी आमंत्रण सूचना : सर्वसाधारण को सूदित दकया जाता है दक राजय सरकार की आज्ा क्रमांक प.4(1) दरत्त/आब/2023 दिनांक 22.01.2023 के द्ारा जारी संशोदधत आबकारी एरं मद्य-संयम नीदत रर्व 2022-23 एरं रर्व 2023-24 के तहत रर्व 2023-24 के दलये पडत ररटेल ऑफ कमपोदजट मदिरा िुकानों के ई-नीलामी (ई-बोली) प्रदक्रया से बनिोबसत करने हेतु भारत सरकार के उपक्रम एम.एस.टी.सी. दलदमटेड के माद्यम से दनम्ानुसार ई-बोली आमंदरित की जाती है: - क्र.सं. नीलामी की जदनांक नीलामी का समर 1 26 जुलाई, 2023 प्रातः 11.00 बजे से सांय 5.00 बजे तक 1. िेशी मदिरा, राजस्ान दनदम्वत मदिरा (RML), भारत दनदम्वत दरिेशी मदिरा (IMFL) एरं बीयर की कमपोदजट िुकानों का दजलेरार एरं उनके आरेिन शुलक,संशोदधतनयूनतमररजर्वप्राईसएरंअमानतरादशकादरररणदरभागीयरेबसाईट https://excise.rajasthan.gov.in एरं एम.एस.टी.सी. दलदमटेड की रेबसाईट https://www.mstcecommerce.com पर उपलबध रहेगा। 2. नीलामी के समबनध में दरसततृत दिशा दनिदेश https://excise.rajasthan.gov.in र https://www.mstcecommerce.com पर उपलबध है। अनय जानकारी हेतु संबंदधत अदतररकत आयुकत जोन एरं दजला आबकारी अदधकारी काया्वलय से समपक्क दकया जा सकता है त्ा एमएसटीसी हैलप डेसक पर भी काया्वलय समय में माग्विश्वन दलया जा सकता है। 3. ई-नीलामी के संबंध में अनय प्रारधान आबकारी एरं मद्यसंयम नीदत रर्व 2022-23 र रर्व 2023-24 एरं दिनांक 22.01.2023 के द्ारा नीदत में दकये गये संशोधन अनुसार त्ा राजस्ान आबकारी अदधदनयम, 1950 एरं इसके अनतग्वत बने दनयम के अनुसार रहेंगे। 4. नीलामी की अनय शततें पूरा्वनुसार रहेगी। (कुमार पाल गौ्तम) आबकारी आयुकत, राजस्ान DIPR/C/....../2023 Profitdrops6%to`18,258cr;`9 persharedividendannounced Agencies New Delhi Oil-to-telecom major Re- liance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Friday said its consolidated net profit for theJunequarterfell6.09% year-on-year (YoY) to `18,258 crore compared with `19,443 crore in the corresponding quarter last year.Profit(attributableto the owners) came in at `16,011 crore against `17,955 crore, down 10.82% YoY. Analysts were largely expecting profit to fall anywhere be- tween 8% 17%. Mukesh Ambani-led company said its consoli- datedrevenuefromopera- tions declined 5.31%YoY to `2,10,831 crore from `2,22,664 crore in the same quarter last year. Analystswereexpectinga 2-8% YoY drop in sales for the Mumbai-head- quartered company. The company board declared a dividend of Rs 9 per share for FY23. This is against a dividend of Rs 8 per share (dividend yield 0.30 per cent) in FY22 and Rs 7 per share (dividend yield 0.35 per cent) in FY21. “We shall inform you in due course the date on which the company will hold its Annual General Meeting for the year ended March 31, 2023 and the date from which dividend, if approved by the shareholders, will be paid or warrants thereof dispatched to the shareholders,” RIL said. Man tries to open flight’s emergency door mid-air; held Yamuna’s water may rise, Delhi govt on alert Agencies Bengaluru Bengaluru Police arrest- ed a 29-year-old-data en- gineer from the US on charges of trying to open the emergency door of an aeroplane flying from Paris to Bengaluru on the intervening night of July 15-16. The accused iden- tified as Venkat Mohit was arrested on July 16. Mohit works as a data engineer in a reputed American grocery com- pany and was flying back to Bengaluru to visit his aunt living in Nagavara. PTI New Delhi The Delhi government has directed officials to maintain vigil in vulner- able areas and make ar- rangements to shift peo- pletosaferlocationsafter the Central Water Com- mission forecast a rise in theYamuna’swaterlevel. The water level in the Yamuna dropped below the danger mark of 205.33 metres early on Thursday.At 12 noon on Friday, the water level stood at 204.95 metres. As per Central Water Commission forecast earlier in the day, the water level at Railway Bridge is likely to reach 205.45 metres between 10PM 12AM on Fri- day, subsequently ris- ing further. RIL DIVIDEND AT RS 9 PER SHARE Panaji: Goa continued to receive heavy rainfall on Friday with several of its low-lying areas facing flood-like situation and the weather department issuing an orange alert till July 24, officials said on Friday. The control rooms of both districts – North Goa and South Goa – are working round-the-clock to monitor the situation, a senior state administra- tion official said. The IMD issued an orange alert for the state till July 24. HEAVY RAINS IN GOA, IMD ISSUES ALERT ‘Noresponsefromofficials despitereachingoutthrice’ NCW chief over Women-related violence PTI New Delhi National Commission for Women (NCW) Chair- person Rekha Sharma on Friday said she had reached out thrice in the last 3 months to authori- ties in Manipur over inci- dents of violence against women but no response was received from them. She was responding to reports in a section of the media that claimed the commission had on June 12 received a complaint about the incident of two women being paraded naked on May 4 in the ethnic violence-hit north- eastern state but had not taken any action. The May 4 video surfaced on- line on July 19. Sharma denied receiving any re- port of the incident. However, the NCW chief said that she had re- ceived other complaints regarding women issues she had reached out thrice to authorities in Manipur but no response was received from them. She also shared the letters sent to authorities in the state. Sharma had written to them over complaints of incidents of violence against women. MANIPUR HORROR Social activists protest over the recent videos showing women being paraded naked in violence-hit Manipur on Friday. PTI People set ablaze the house of Manipur sexual assault case accused, in Tuinomkhopi, Manipur on Friday. PTI PROTECTED INDIA BUT COULDN'T SAVE WIFE: VICITM’S HUSBAND WHO WAS ALSO A VETERAN The husband of one of two women paraded naked and molested by a group of men in Manipur is a Kargil war veteran who rued that though he protected the country but could not save his wife from being humiliated. The husband had served the Indian Army as a Subedar of the Assam Regi- ment. “I fought for the nation in the Kargil war and was also in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. I protected the nation but am dejected that after my retirement, I could not protect my home, my wife and fellow villagers... I am sad, depressed,” he said. MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS z Biren Singh announces State-wide condemnation events for horrific video z Manipur incident un- forgivable, says Mizoram women commission z ‘What happened to ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao? Beti jal rahi hain’: Mamata targets BJP over Manipur issue z We want to express our solidarity with Manipur: WB CM Mamata Banerjee z Before parading women naked, Manipur mob killed many including my father brother., torched homes, says one of the victim z Manipur incident extreme- ly shameful, feel ashamed to call myself Indian: BJP MP Gautam Gambhir
  • 9. www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Postal Reg No. JPC/004/2022-24 08 Jaipur, Saturday | July 22, 2023 Remember, people are impressed by the superficial more easily; live your life with grace and seek to inspire, if you must. Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, CEO Editor-in-Chief, First India InfluentialDotasra’s‘power’revealed inCongressElectionCommitteelist! Aditi Nagar New Delhi In the formation of new Congress Election Com- mittee, there are glimps- es of influence of PCC Chief Govind Singh Do- tasra in Congress Elec- tion Committee list. This is probably the first time in Rajasthan, when the PCC Chief got so much attention in the formation of the Elec- tion Committee. This means that Dotasra will have a big role in the se- lection of candidates and distribution of tick- ets to them. Interestingly, owing to the preference given to Dotasra, it can be said that Congress High Command has given preference to the farm- ing community. Govind Singh Do- tasara’s stature has also increased in this whole incident and he has been getting stronger in the last few days. In fact, according to Dotasra’s ‘social engi- neering’ in the State Congress Election Com- mittee, efforts have been made to take care of all sections as two female Ministers - Mamta Bhu- pesh and Shakuntala Rawat - were included and a total of 16 Minis- ters were included in the Election Committee. Whereas, two Mus- lim leaders including Shale Mohammad and Zubair Khan were in- cluded in the poll panel list. Besides, five Jat leaders, four Gujjar leaders and four leaders from ST community have been included in the list of the members of Congress Election Committee. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa chairs a meeting with leaders of Sirohi Nagaur Dist Congress organisation at PCC Office in Jaipur on Friday. Also seen are GS Dotasra, Amrrita Dhawan, Qazi Nizamuddin, Rameshwar Dudi, Dr Sahdev Chaudhary, RC Chaudhary, Ramniwas Gawariya, Harendra Mirdha others. l Dotasra will have a big role in selection of candidates and distribution of tickets l This move of Congress High Command is being taken as preference being given to farming community First India Bureau Jaipur BJP leader and former CM Vasundhara Raje on Friday, took aim at CM Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government alleging deterioration of law and order and increasing instances of crimes against women, children and dalits in the state. “The manner in which incidents are happening with wom- en, girls, dalits and businessmen has shred- ded the law and order (in the state). The high- est number of cases of crimes against women have taken place in Ra- jasthan,” Vasundhara Raje said while talking to ANI. “More than 7,500 in- nocent people have been murdered. Over 2 lakh cases of crime against women have been registered out of which there were 33,000 incidents of rape, which amounts to 22 per cent of the cases of the country,” Vasundhara Raje said. “ADalit woman was gang-raped it is be- ing said that police were also involved (in crime). She was speech hearing-impaired. What will become of State if the ‘rakshak’ becomes ‘bhakshak’?” Vasundhara Raje said citing a crime in Ka- rauli village. PTI New Delhi Congress-ruled Raj has become a ‘completely failed state’ with at least 17-18 rape cases being registered every day, the BJPclaimed on Friday and asked Rahul Gandhi when he will visit the state to see ‘’total collapse’’ of law order. Raising issue of women’s safety, Un- ion Min GS Shekhawat said,’’As per media re- ports, every day 17 to 18 cases of rape and 5 to 7 cases of murder are registered in Raj. Ex- tortion of businessmen is happening every day. Rajasthan is (in) num- ber one position when it comes to crimes against women, crimes against children and atrocities on Dalits,’’at a press conference. Raje takes aim at CM Gehlot-led Raj govt What will become of State if ‘rakshak’ becomes ‘bhakshak’?” Over past 54 months there has been more than 10 lakh cases of crime in State, she says As a woman I am hurt that women in my State of Rajasthan are suffering Such a government has no right to prevail. It if had any shame, it will resign immediately. VASUNDHARA RAJE, FORMER CM RAJE TO VISIT UDAIPUR ON JULY 23 Udaipur: Former CM Vasundhara Raje will reach Udaipur on July 23 and the next day, she will travel to Lasadia. The official programme of the former CM has been released. As per the sched- ule, Raje will reach Nimbahera in Chittorgarh district di- rectly from Jaipur by helicopter on 23rd, where she will participate in the program to be held on the birthday of former minister Srichand Kriplani. Raje will leave from Nimbahera at 3 pm by helicopter and reach Dabok Maharana Pratap Airport at 3.20 pm. The next day, on July 24, Raje will go to Dabok airport from Udaipur and leave for Lasadia. In Lasadia, Vasundhara will unveil the statue of late former MLA Gautam Lal Meena. Organisers have started preparations in Lasadia. BJP flags issue of women’s safety in Raj, calls it ‘failed state’ GS Shekhawat speaks during a press conference at BJP HQs in New Delhi on Friday. PTI Rajasthan has failed on every front. Law and order in Rajasthan has completely collapsed. While women are living in fear in the state, the criminals have no fear of police. And the government is keeping its eyes closed. GS SHEKHAWAT, UNION MINISTER There is ‘jungle raj’ today with ‘total collapse’ of order. Perpetrators of crime are threatening victims their kins. There was a case of gangrape 5 kms away from CM’s home. But he is busy in proving lies as truth.’ ARUN SINGH, BJP STATE IN-CHARGE CM Gehlot’s bold decision, an alarm for indisciplined party leaders! Aditi Nagar Yogesh Sharma Jaipur The decision to sack Ra- jendra Gudha from his Cabinet by Gehlot is con- sidered to be one of his ‘bold decisions’ by CM AshokGehlot!Gudhawas continuously becoming vocal against the govt although Gehlot was re- peatedly ‘ignoring’ Gud- ha’sremarks,butthistime, Gehlot took remark seri- ously took a blunt deci- sion. Notably, Gudha is the 4th Minister who has been sacked during tenure ofthisgovt.Earlier,Sachin Pilot, Vishvendra Singh and Ramesh Meena were sacked by the High Com- mand for rebelling against the government and on Friday, Gudha was sacked for his remark in Assem- bly. Gudha had won poll from Udaipurwati on a BSP ticket, but at the time ofcrisisofthegovt,hehad joinedCongfromBSP.He isknownasadomineering leader in Udaipurwati and over the past sometime, Gudha’s relationship with CM Gehlot has been get- ting worse. Gudha had given support to Gehlot even before this tenure of the govt. On this pattern, 6 MLAs including Gudha had joined Cong from BSP in 2009 as well. Randhawa discusses org issues in meet, takes feedback of public reps Yogesh Sharma Jaipur On Friday, Rajasthan Congress In-charge Sukhjinder Singh Rand- hawa reached CMR to meet CM Gehlot. Dur- ing this, PCC Chief Go- vind Singh Dotasra was also present and the trio held a discussion on is- sues of Congress gov- ernment and organisa- tion. Interestingly, during the day, Sukhjinder Sin- gh Randhawa, in the presence of State Presi- dent Govind Singh Do- tasara and co-incharge Virender Singh Rathore, met all the potential candidates and people’s representatives of Pali and Nagaur districts and took feedback regarding the upcoming assembly elections. A result came out of the meeting held in Congress war room on Friday when a com- plaint was given by pub- lic representatives of Nagaur in the meeting before in-charge Rand- hawa and PCC chief Dotasra. The complaint was made against Makrana police station incharge Pramod Kumar Sharma upon which Do- tasara spoke to Chief Minister Gehlot and Gehlot took immediate cognizance on the com- plaints of Congres lead- ers and as a result, Na- gaur SP Ramamurthy Joshi took out the order transferring Pramod Sharma to police lines. Several leaders in- cluding Dr Sahdev Chaudhary attended the meeting chaired by Sukhjinder Randhawa at the ‘War Room’ at PCC office in Jaipur. Sukhjinder Randhawa Amrrita Dhawan inaugurate the membership drive of ‘Social Media and Digital Platforms Department’ of Raj PCC at PCC Office in Jaipur on Friday. Also seen are Saurabh Rai, RC Chaudhary, Ram Singh Kaswan, Rajendra Yadav, Vipin Yadav, Nitin Agrawal, Prateek Singh, Vickram Swami, Anupam Sharma, Sanjeev Rajpurohit and Ranjana Sahu others. DOTASRA ALLOTS DISTRICTS TO NEWLY APPOINTED VICE-PRESIDENTS CONG’S SOCIAL MEDIA MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED PCC Chief Dotasara has allotted dis- tricts to newly appointed Vice- Presi- dents as district incharge. Ram Vilas Chaudhary has been appointed as Ajmer division incharge, Hagami Lal Mewara in Banswara, Ghanshyam Mehar in Bharat- pur, Jagdish Jangid in Bikaner, Bharatram Meghwal in Jodhpur, Kailash Meena in Kota, Sushil Sharma in Pali, Naseem Akhtar Insaf in Sikar and Ratan Devasi in Udaipur. Meanwhile, Congress’ General Secretaries have also been appointed as district in-charge wherein, the responsibil- ity of Ajmer district has been given to Safia Zubair and of Ajmer rural to Sudarshan Singh Rawat. Similarly, the responsibility of Alwar to Jaswant Gurjar, Banswara to Ganesh Ghoghara, Baran to Indira Meena, Barmer to Rajesh Chowdhary. Pushpen- dra Bhardwaj is made district incharge of Bharatpur, Prashant Bairwa of Bhilwara; That of Bikaner City to Shimla Devi Nayak, Bikaner Rural to Pusaram Godara, Bundi to Ajit Yadav, Chittorgarh to Lal Singh Jhala, Jodhpur City North to Amit Chachan, Jodhpur City South to Omaram Meghwal, Tonk to Prashant Sahdev Sharma and Sikar to Vishal Jangid. A joint meeting of the State Executive and District Presidents of the Social Media and Digital Platform Department of the State Congress was held at the State Congress Headquarters on Friday. Social media membership campaign was also launched on this occasion. AICC Rajasthan in-charge Sukhjinder Randhawa launched the phone number for the social media membership drive. One can become a member by giv- ing a missed call on the number. Congress State in- charge Sukhjinder Randhawa also met Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at CMR on Friday Will Rajendra Gudha join Owaisi’s party? Sources in the AIMIM have hinted that Rajendra Gudha may join party next week and can be made State President of AIMIM. Recently, Rajendra Gudha had met All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen Chief Asaduddin Owaisi Asaduddin Owaisi and gave a statement after the meeting saying, “Soon a lot will happen, keep watching.” WILL GUDHA JOIN OWAISI’S PARTY? Sacking the Minister means the departure of the government has been decided. Action is taken in Congress on those who speak the truth. There is no rule of law in Rajasthan. The government should have listened to the Minister and should have found a solution. Incidents of female atrocities have increased in Rajasthan. ARUN SINGH, BJP STATE IN-CHARGE First India Bureau Jaipur In such a situation, in- stead of talking about Manipur, we should look into our own backyard.” As a result of the devel- opment, now Gudha’s Department will now au- tomatically remain with the CM which is a tradi- tion for undistributed or vacant departments. Al- though the CM can give the department to any other Minister according to his intention. Moreo- ver, Gudha was also in- charge minister of Baran and Gurjar Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti and in such a situation, another Minister will have to be appointed as in-charge Min of this committee Baran district. Notably, Rajendra Gudha had giv- en statements many times by going away from the party line for the last one year. But Friday’s state- ment acted as the final nail in the coffin as the BJP started presenting Gudha’s statement in the assembly in Manipur’s counter on the basis of it. Sacked Min Gudha’s Department will now remain with CM Gehlot CM Ashok Gehlot Rajendra Gudha Crime on the rise in Raj law order in State is completely over. Leaders who speak the truth are being sacked. Instead of listening to the Minister, they took action on him. This means that the one who talks about women’s safety, will be in same condition. PRALHAD JOSHI, BJP RAJ POLL INCHARGE
  • 10. A s the scorch- ing summer heat makes way for re- f r e s h i n g showers, it’s time to update our wardrobes and embrace the enchanting charm of monsoon fashion. The monsoon season, with its misty ambience and the rhyth- mic pitter-patter of raindrops, sets the stage for a unique fashion experience. From vi- brant colours to practical yet stylish ensembles, mon- soon fashion is all about striking a balance between functionality and flair. One of the key ele- ments of monsoon fashion is choosing the right fabrics. Lightweight and breathable materials like cotton, linen, and chif- fon are ideal choices as they allow the skin to breathe and dry quickly. However, this doesn’t mean compromising on style. Designers have been in- corporating these fabrics into stunning outfits that exude both comfort and elegance. To combat the unpredictable weather, layering becomes es- sential during the monsoon season. Opt for light jackets, cropped blazers, or trench coats in waterproof or water- resistant materials to stay dry without compromising style. Pair them with colourful um- brellas or transparent raincoats to make a fashion statement even on the rainiest of days. When it comes to colours, the monsoon season is the per- fect time to experiment with vibrant and lively hues. Bright yellows, cheerful oranges, and electric blues can add a pop of excitement to the grey skies. Mix and match different shades to create playful and eye-catching outfits that reflect the joyous spirit of the season. Footwear is an- other important as- pect of monsoon fashion. Steer clear of delicate materials and opt for waterproof shoes or rubber-soled san- dals that offer grip and protec- tion from puddles. Pair them with colourful socks or ankle- length boots to add a trendy twist to your ensemble.Acces- sories play a crucial role in completing any outfit, and monsoon fashion is no excep- tion. Opt for waterproof hand- bags or sling bags in vibrant colours to keep your essentials safe and dry. Don’t forget to add some quirky umbrellas, rain hats, and statement jewel- lery pieces to elevate your monsoon look. Glamour | Fashion | Bollywood | Hollywood | Lifestyle TAAPSEE LAUNCHES NFT! aapsee launched her own NFT platform called “taapseeclub.com”. She aims to interact with her fans in a positive environment, away from the trolling. P11 T 09 firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia JAIPUR, SATURDAY | JULY 22, 2023 Embrace the enchanting charm of monsoon fashion as we explore the perfect balance between functionality and flair. From vibrant colours to practical ensembles, City First highlights some stunning outfits that defy the gloomy weather! Mitali Dusad mitalidusad01 @gmail.com
  • 11. Your Page JAIPUR, SATURDAY | JULY 22, 2023 firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia 10 n the bustling city of Kota, where dreams take flight and hopes are nur- tured, there is a man whose tireless efforts have transcended the boundaries of his auto-rick- shaw, touching the lives of thou- sands. Ravindra Singh, an ordi- nary auto driver, has transformed his daily rides into journeys of compassion, creating awareness about eye and body donation. Through his humble vehicle, he has become a beacon of hope for countless individuals seeking to make a difference in the world. Three years ago, the tragedy of losing his beloved wife left Ravindra Singh with the respon- sibility of raising their daughter, Indrajit Kaur, single-handedly. The weight of this responsibility was not a burden for him but a driving force to work harder and be more compassionate. Every morning, at the break of dawn, he set off on his auto-rickshaw, embracing the day with determi- nation and a purpose beyond merely earning a livelihood. InspirationstruckwhenIndrajit Kaur pledged her body for dona- tion. Filled with pride and moved by her selflessness, Ravindra made the same pledge, seeking to leave a lasting impact beyond his lifetime.Heproudlydisplayedthe citation given by the Shine India Foundation,anorganizationdedi- cated to creating awareness about body donation, inside his auto. This small gesture sparked con- versations with his passengers, opening doors to awareness and compassion. In the countless journeys he embarked upon, Ravindra found auniqueopportunitytospreadthe message of body and eye dona- tion.Everypassengerthathopped into his auto became an audience to his heartfelt stories about the importance of this noble cause. With unwavering dedication, he made it his mission to enlighten at least one person about the value ofcontributingtomedicalscience after passing away. Over the last three years, Ravindra's unwavering commit- ment has led him to touch the lives of more than 3000 people from diverse backgrounds, all ages, and various religions. Each one of them was made aware of the significance of body dona- tion, and many were inspired to fill their own resolution letters for this noble cause. Across the city of Kota, Ravindra's influ- ence has spurred a movement of empathy and compassion, with five people filling the resolution letters for body donation due to his heartwarming efforts. Asked about his motivation, Ravindra humbly replies, After my death, my body will serve future doctors in medical college, but if even one person from those I made aware donates their body, my life will have been success- ful. His altruistic spirit has not only garnered respect from his passengers but also from the community, recognizing him as a true hero driving change in Kota. Dr. Kulwant Gaur, the vision- ary founder of the Shine India organization, lauds Ravindra's exceptional dedication. He shares that the organization is continuously striving to expand the horizons of body donation awareness. Dr. Gaur reveals that their most successful campaign, the Missed Call Se Body Dona- tion Campaign, has led to over 200 people filling resolution let- ters for body donation in the past two years alone, thanks to Ravin- dra's unwavering support. Ravindra Singh's journey as an auto driver has transcended the physical roads he traverses daily. With compassion as his fuel and empathy as his com- pass, he has turned his auto-rick- shaw into a vehicle of hope and change. Through his tireless ef- forts, he has created a ripple ef- fect of awareness, inspiring countless souls to embrace the cause of body and eye donation. As the sun sets over Kota and Ravindra'sautorestsforthenight, his mission continues to touch lives. In a city where dreams are wovenandfuturesshaped,Ravin- dra Singh stands tall as a living testament to the power of one in- dividual to make a difference. His story reminds us all that, in the simplest of actions, we have the potential to transform lives and leave a legacy that echoes in the hearts of others long after we are gone. TransformingLives BeyondtheWheel Mitali Dusad mitalidusad01@gmail.com In the vibrant city of Kota, amidst soaring dreams and nurtured aspirations, one auto driver's unwavering dedication transcends his daily routes, touching thousands of lives with compassion and awareness. Meet Ravindra Singh, the ordinary auto driver who has transformed his rides into extraordinary journeys of hope, creating awareness about eye and body donation. Through his humble vehicle, he has become a beacon of light, inspiring countless individuals seeking to make a profound difference in the world! I Ravindra Singh A NOBLE JOURNEY
  • 12. lia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh are set to show- case their chem- istry and signature acting chops on the silver screen with their upcoming movie helmed by Karan Johar, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani. But, their chem- istry and connection seem to making heads off-screen too. This is perhaps why they were cho- sen to headline Manish Malhotra’s Bridal Couture Show. Both the tal- ented actors walked and owned the ramp commanding everyone’s atten- tion. From the moment Alia Bhatt stepped on the ramp, she had every- one hooked. Her sense of confidence with elegance, poise, and beauty won everyone over. She was dressed as Manish Malhotra’s signature bride in a beige and ivory lehenga which was simply incomparable. The heavy lehenga was embellished with in- tricate Swarovski and mirror- work embroidery from the top to the bottom. She looked like a dream as she walked the ramp. We’re simply obsessed with this look. ast year, actress Taapsee Pannu delighted her ad- mirers by showcasing a diverse range of acting in six different films. Re- cently, the actress had ex- pressed that social media had become a sourceoftoxicityinherlifeandthatshe will find a new platform to connect with her genuine fans and supporters. Now, the Badla actress has launched her own NFT platform called taap- seeclub.com. Through this venture, Taapsee aims to interact with her fansinapositiveenvironment,away from the trolling that has become common on public platforms. She will provide the members of the club with glimpses into her day-to- daylife,includinghershootingexperi- ences and special events. With this kind of interaction, Taapsee wants to increase her fanbase. Taapsee understands that the audience is always curious about the actors and wants to know them more intimatelyandthisventuregivesheranop- portunity to express herself in an honest way without the fear of being judged or trolled. The actress said, “In today’s clut- tered world, it becomes crucial to distin- guish the content we share with those genuinely interested in actors and support- ive of their endeavors.” Bolly To Holly JAIPUR, SATURDAY | JULY 22, 2023 firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia 11 hen it comes to date nights, choosing the perfect outfit can be a daunting task. You want to impress your part- ner, feel confident, and exude your unique style. Look no further for inspiration than Mira Rajput Ka- poor, an icon of ele- gance and fashion. With her impecca- ble taste and so- phisticated flair, Mira’s closet offers a treas- ure trove of ideas for your next romantic rendezvous. Her closet is a testament to the beauty of simplicity, as she often opts for classic pieces that stand the test of time. This Faux Bodysuit Saree GownMilan,wornbyMira Rajput, features a mitered plaid artwork running from top to bottom and is made in silver, black, and rust nalki. It is a perfect choice for those special date nights. Created by Qbik by Vrinda Sachdev and Gurinder Singh, this piece not only looks exquisite but also feels incredibly amaz- ing to wear. This outfit truly proves that fusion fashion deserves the spot- light, doesn't it? L TAAPSEE launchesNFT Alia embraces elegance A Mira’s closet W reta Ger- wig direc- torial fea- t u r i n g Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling is all about Barbieland. It is all good in the Pink world where different types of Barbies fol- low the same routine and enjoy the life where they get to be- come anything they want. Things change when Margot realizes that something is wrong with her. Soon, after the advice she plans to visit the real world to find her per- son.While visiting the real world, the percep- tion of women was completely different than that of Barbie- land. After a lot of back and forth, Barbie understands what it is like to live among hu- mans. On the other hand, Ken has a whole clan convinced that men rule the world. The whole comical take on the patriarchy and how womanhood should be celebrated is what Barbie is about. Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling re- main undefeated. The duo brings a whole package of en- tertainment with them. Throughout the movie, it is difficult to take your eyes off both of them. They truly are our Barbie and Ken. Special mention to one of Margot'ssceneswhere she gives up and de- cides to just not do anything about the problem at hand.Well, that scene becomes very relatable. Simu Liu turns out to be more than Ken. He takes up the role of ri- val Ken to our original one. Liu managed to beautifully portray the character with grace and a proper attitude. He does stand apart from the crowd. Emma Mackey, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Nicola Coughlan and others managed to carry the film as well. G Barbieland eepika Padu- kone, the epitome of grace and beauty, is known for her ability to just leave eve- ryone speechless with her beauty, grace, and exquisite fashion sense. The Kalki 2898 AD ac- tress is undoubtedly, one of the most stylish, uniquely fabulous, and seriously talented ac- tresses in the world. This is perhaps why her fans and followers are simply obsessed with her. The Pathaan actress recently dazzled the at- tendees at the Manish Malhotra Bridal Couture Show with her mesmer- izing smile and sheer white custom saree. As a renownedBollywoodac- tress and fashion icon, Deepika effortlessly stole the spotlight, leav- ing an indelible mark on theprestigiouseventheld at the Neeta Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre. The Manish Malhotra Bridal Couture Show, a revered platform for showcasing op- ulent and ex- quisite de- signs, wit- nessed an exceptional display of creativity and style. Among the h i g h - p r o f i l e guests, Deepika Padukone stood out as a vision of poise and ele- gance. A captivat- ing presence on and off the silver screen, Deepi- ka’s warm and i n f e c t i o u s smile added an air of charm to the event. D DEEPIKA'S LEGACY KAJAL'S GYM BUDDY ajal Aggarwal has revealed who her fa- vourite gym buddy is. As it turns out, her favourite gym partner is none other than her son, Neil. The actress revealed this delightful detail via her Instagram account. The Indian 2 actress took to social media to share a few pictures of herself with her one-year-old son. These pictures, which captured a candid moment between mother and son, were very en- dearing. Netizens also thought the same as they flooded the comment sec- tion to express their love for the actress and her son. Soon after Kajal posted the picture, com- ments started flooding in under the post about how delightful the mother and son looked. One user commented, This is so adorable. While another user wrote, Two Angles. So cute The comment section was filled with comments like these and a lot of heart-eye emojis. K Taapsee Pannu Her post... Alia Bhatt Her post... Her post... Deepika Padukone Mira Rajput Kapoor Her post... Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie Kajal Aggarwal Her post...