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DURING MODI’S HIGH-OCTANE 3 PUBLIC RALLIES IN WB, THE PM SAYS...
RaGa THROWS HIS HAT IN THE RING!
WBBJPWILLFIGHTFORWOMEN
...THISIS‘MODIKIGUARANTEE’
Amethi’s 1st
non-Gandhi
contender in 25 years
Congress leader KL Sharma files nomination from Amethi
Moni Sharma
Amethi
For the first time in 25
years, no Gandhi family
member will be running
for election in Amethi, a
Lok Sabha constituency
in UP that has long been
associated with Gandhis.
Since 1967, Amethi has
been represented by Gan-
dhi family member, ex-
cept for 1970s and 1990s.
On Friday, Congress can-
didate from Amethi for
Lok Sabha polls, Kishori
Lal Sharma filed his nom-
ination. He said that elec-
tion is just a formality and
who will win or who will
lose it’s in people’s hands
and we will work hard.
 PM Modi’s ‘Daro mat, Bhago mat’ taunt
at Rahul Gandhi’s Raebareli nomination
 Will not spare those who played with
future of WB’s children: Modi attacks TMC
First India Bureau
Bardhaman/Krishnanagar
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi on Friday said he
has asked the West Ben-
gal BJP unit to create a
separate legal cell to pro-
vide help to “genuine
teachers and candidates”
who have lost jobs due to
the SSC scam. While ad-
dressing an election rally
at Bardhaman-Durgapur,
Modi said “Although he
wants those involved in
corruption by the TMC
to be punished but
doesn’t want the inno-
cent to suffer.”
Meanwhile, during the
PM’s rally, soon after Ra-
hul filed his nominations
from Raebareli, Modi as-
serted, ‘The result of this
election is clear. No need
for any opinion polls. I
had said this earlier, ‘she-
hzada’ (Rahul) will also
lose from Wayanad. And
will therefore look for a
2nd seat.’‘And now he is
scared to fight at Amethi
and ran away to Raebare-
li. I want to tell him,
‘Daro Mat, Bhago Mat’,’
the PM Modi said. P5
PM Narendra Modi greets supporters during impromptu road show
ahead of public meeting in Krishnanagar on Friday. PM Narendra
Modi being felicitated during a rally at WB’s Bardhaman on Friday.
There is only one dream of Modi is to fulfill
your dreams. I need blessings so that I can
serve you all and the country. I have nothing
with me. You are all family to me. All I have is you and I
will only work for your children.
NARENDRA MODI, PRIME MINISTER
WHY PRIYANKA IS NOT CONTESTING POLLS? WHAT CONGRESS SAID...
When Sonia Gandhi
announced her deci-
sion to quit electoral politics
and not seek re-election
from Raebareli, there were
reports that Congress may
opt for Priyanka Gandhi
Vadra to carry forward her
legacy in seat that has
been a family bastion for
decades. Congress General
Secretary Jairam Ramesh
said that Priyanka is cam-
paigning vigorously and is
single-handedly silencing
Modi’s lies. The way she
responded to canards that
the Prime Minister was
spreading on abolition of
estate duty in March 1985
was a stinging rebuke. That
is why it was important that
she should not be limited to
just one constituency.
Raebareli surprise unfolds...
Congress leader and candidate from Raebareli constituency Rahul Gandhi files his nomination
in presence of Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, party leaders Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka
Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra, for the Lok Sabha elections, in Raebareli on Friday. Rahul Gandhi
said that my nomination as candidate from Raebareli was an emotional moment for me! P5
Congress candidate from Amethi constituency Kishori Lal Sharma
files his nomination, for the LS polls, in Amethi district on Friday.
AMETHI - 2019
Smriti Irani defeated
Rahul Gandhi by more
than 55,000 votes
AMETHI - 2014
Rahul Gandhi defeated
Smriti Irani by more
than 1.07 lakh votes
SMRITI IRANI’S FIRST
RESPONSE AFTER
RAHUL DUMPS AMETHI
After Rahul Gandhi
was named by the
Congress as its
candidate from Raebareli
Lok Sabha seat, Union Min-
ister and BJP’s candidate
from Amethi, Smriti Irani
Friday said that Congress
party has conceded defeat
from the constituency even
before a vote was cast,
adding that the Oppn would
not have fielded a “proxy
candidate” (KL Sharma) if
they were hopeful about the
outcome of the LS election.
LOK SABHA ELECTION FEVER GAINS MOMENTUM
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma’s popularity
peaks on campaign trail across nation
Aishwary Pradhan
Jaipur
hief Minister
Bhajan Lal
Sharma’s popu-
larity is on the rise as he
takes his campaign trail
to Gujarat, Jharkhand,
West Bengal, and Delhi
ahead of the upcoming
Lok Sabha elections.
The Chief Minister has
been addressing public
meetings, conducting
roadshows to support the
party candidates outside
Rajasthan too.
Having already engaged
in extensive electioneer-
ing in these states, CM
Bhajan Lal is expected to
venture into Maharash-
tra, Telangana, and sev-
eral other states in the
coming days.
After the hectic poll
schedule, on Friday in
Jaipur, Chief Minister
Bhajan Lal Sharma was
bustling with activity,
meeting with people and
addressing governmental
matters, showcasing his
dedication towards ful-
filling his duties.
Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma being felicitated by ‘Nari Shakti’
during public meeting, ahead of LS polls in Jharkhand on April 30.
C
IN BRIEF
‘Vemula was not Dalit,
clean chit to accused’
Hyderabad: Telangana
Police on Friday filed a
closure report in the Ro-
hith Vemula death case
and absolved the then
Secunderabad MP
Bandaru Dattatreya, N
Ramachander Rao, Appa
Rao and Smriti Irani.
Tihar prisoner stabbed
to death by his inmate
New Delhi: An inmate
was killed inside jail
number 3 of Tihar Jail
after an altercation with
another prisoner on Fri-
day. The deceased,
Deepak, 29 years, was
lodged in prison in rob-
bery-cum-murder case.
Pakistan devotees pay
obeisance at Ram Lalla
Ayodhya: Around 250
devotees from 34 dis-
tricts of Sindh province
of Pakistan on Friday
paid obeisance to Ram
Lalla in Ayodhya, Shri
Ram Janmabhoomi
Teerth Kshetra Samvad
Kendra official said.
Ex-Cong leader Sanjay
Nirupam joins Shiv Sena
Mumbai: Former Con-
gress leader Sanjay
Nirupam, along with
his wife and daughter,
joined Eknath Shinde-
led Shiv Sena on Friday.
He said that I have tak-
en a decision after 20
years, joining Shiv Sena
is like a ‘ghar wapasi’.
Smrit Irani interacts with media personnel in Amethi on Friday.
May hear Kejriwal’s bail
plea due to LS polls: SC
First India Bureau
New Delhi
The Supreme Court on
Friday said it may con-
sider a question of inter-
im bail to Delhi Chief
MinisterArvind Kejriwal
in the liquor policy scam
case in view of general
elections.
“We will keep the mat-
ter on Tuesday morning
now, and since it is going
to take time, we may hear
you on the questions of
interim bail due to the
elections, so please be
prepared to answer on
that,” a bench of Justices
Sanjiv Khanna and Di-
pankar Datta told Addi-
tional Solicitor General
SV Raju, appearing for
the Enforcement Direc-
torate (ED).
The court also said it
will be considering be-
cause of the position that
Kejriwal holds, should he
be allowed to sign offi-
cial files or not. The court
was hearing a plea by
Kejriwal challenging va-
lidity of his March 21 ar-
rest by the ED in a money
laundering case arising
out of liquor policy scam.
‘Come prepared’ for
the interim bail plea
on May 7, SC asks ED
We may grant bail, we may not grant
bail, so do not assume anything. SC BENCH
First India Bureau
New Delhi
Iran has announced the
release of all crew mem-
bers aboard the Portu-
guese-flagged cargo ship
MSC Aries, which in-
cluded 17 Indians among
its 25-member crew. The
release was discussed by
Iranian foreign minister
Amir Abdollahian dur-
ing a telephone conver-
sation with Estonian for-
eign minister Margus
Tsahkna on Friday, as per
an Iranian readout.
Among the 17 Indian
crew members of the Is-
raeli-linked container
vessel was Ann Tessa
Joseph, the only female
cadet. She was released
several days after the
tanker was captured by
Iranian military forces
on April 13.
First India Bureau
New Delhi
Revising its travel advi-
sory for Iran and Israel,
the government on Fri-
day advised Indian na-
tionals to remain vigilant
while travelling to these
countries and remain in
touch with the Indian em-
bassies there. ”We con-
tinue to closely monitor
the situation in the re-
gion. We have also noted
that Iran and Israel have
opened their airspace for
several days now,” the
Ministry of External Af-
fairs (MEA) spokesper-
son Randhir Jaiswal said.
First India Bureau
Ottawa
Canadian police have re-
portedly arrested mem-
bers of an alleged hit
squad linked to the kill-
ing of Khalistani separa-
tist leader Hardeep Singh
Nijjar in the province of
British Columbia in June
last year.
Members of the hit
squad are alleged to have
played different roles as
shooters, drivers and
spotters on the day Nijjar
was killed at the Guru
Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in
Surrey, the media reports
said. The men were re-
portedly arrested on Fri-
day. The Royal Canadian
Mounted Police were not
immediately available
for comment. India is
also yet to release any of-
ficial statement on the
matter. Canadian police
are reportedly also inves-
tigating possible links to
three additional murders.
Iran releases all
17 Indian crew
of MSC Aries
India revises
travel advisory
for Iran, Israel
Canada arrests suspects
in Nijjar’s killing: Report
2 accused in custody of TN & Raj
Police in Sanchore on Friday.
Sanchore: The AGTF PHQ squad apprehended two
criminals from Sanchore who were wanted in connec-
tion with an armed robbery at Krishna Jewelers show-
room in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and theft of gold and silver
jewellery. Dinesh MN, ADGP AGTF and Crime, stated that
apprehended defendants are Suresh and Ashok. Members
of this group were also implicated in heist of 12 kg of gold in
Gujarat. On April 15, miscreants robbed Krishna Jewelers
in Chennai, looting 4 kg of gold and 13 kg of silver jewelry at
gunpoint. Gold jewelry, as well as 4 kg of silver jewelry, have
been found. Both have been handed over to TN Police team.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Dengue fever has already
begun to spread through-
out the state. Dengue
positive cases have risen
dramatically in many
parts of the state, and
dengue wreaks havoc
following the rains. This
time, dengue fever is
spreading twice as quick-
ly as last year.
760 dengue cases have
been reported in the last
four months. Dengue fe-
ver typically manifests
itself after the rainy sea-
son, but it is increasingly
more noticeable in
March-April, even in the
hottest months. Districts
such as Jaipur, Bikaner,
Kota, and Pratapgarh are
particularly affected.
While 132 cases of ma-
laria, 70 cases of chi-
kungunya, and 181 cas-
es of scrub typhus have
been reported thus far,
the medical depart-
ment’s statistics show
1003 cases of swine flu.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
The preparations for As-
sistant Professor, Librari-
an & PTI Exam-2023 to
be conducted by Ra-
jasthan Public Service
Commissionfor27differ-
ent subjects from May 16
to June 2 are being final-
ized. The RPSC Secy
said that in order to con-
duct these examinations
inafairway,theCommis-
sion will take samples of
the handwriting of the
candidates on the attend-
ance sheet. Besides, a
large photograph of the
candidate will be printed
on the attendance sheet so
that the invigilators iden-
tify dummy candidates.
RAJASTHAN GIRLS SHINE BRIGHT IN INDIAN ARMY
6 Raj Agniveer women report to military police
First India Bureau
Jaipur
eadquarters Re-
cruiting Zone,
Jaipur informed
that six women candi-
dates from the state of
Rajasthan joined Indian
Army on 01 May 2024.
These candidates have
started their training at
Corps of Military Police
Centre, Bangalore on 01
May 2024. It has added
to the glorious tradition
of the state of Rajasthan
being the foremost in
serving the Armed Forc-
es of the nation as well as
represents the growing
empowerment of women
in the state. Three of the
candidates in merit list
hail from ARO, Jhunj-
hunu representing Jhunj-
hunu, Bikaner and Churu
districts and three are
from ARO, Jodhpur rep-
resenting Nagaur district.
All of these distin-
guished candidates have
secured very high marks
upto their Senior Second-
ary examinations and one
of them is a graduate in
Arts Stream. All of them
performed exceeding
well in screening tests
and secured first six posi-
tion among all candi-
dates. As these brave
women embark on this
new chapter of their
lives, Headquarters Re-
cruiting Zone, Jaipur ex-
tends their best wishes to
them for a rewarding ca-
reer in Indian Army.
(Left) Three selected candidates for Agniveer from Jhunjhunu ARO posing for the group photo with
Indian Army officials on Friday. (Right) Three selected candidates from Jodhpur ARO.
H
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2.5-yr-oldwhowasabductedwhile
playingoutsidehome,rescued
Satyanarayan Sharma
Jaipur
In a shocking incident, a
two-and-a-half-year-old
girl was reportedly kid-
napped while she was
playing outside her house
in Mansarovar area of
Jaipur on Thursday but
timely action by police
has helped in bringing the
girl back safely. The
CCTVfootage of the inci-
dentshowedawomanand
a 15-year-old with child.
During investigation, it
came to light that the
woman had cut the girl’s
hairaftertakingheralong.
Police said that the son of
the accused woman had
diedduringCovidandshe
wanted to bring her up as
her son and got her hair
cut. The accused woman
and her daughter are be-
ing interrogated.
SHO (Mansarovar) Ra-
jendra Godara said that
the father, Ratan Singh,
who lives near Sector-45
Power House, registered
a complaint. Vartika was
playing inside the house
but without the family re-
alising, she went out.
When they did not find
her, the family searched
extensively. But she was
not found. The girl’s
mother and elder sister
were present in the house
at the time of the incident.
Timely action by police helped in bringing girl back safely
Crime shakes State
2 ACCUSED OF ROBBERY AT JEWELERS SHOWROOM OF CHENNAI CAUGHT IN SANCHORE
RAPE, MURDER ACCUSED'S HOUSE SET ON FIRE BY VICTIM'S KIN IN DAUSA
2 GUARDS PROVIDING
MOBILES IN JAIL HELD
Ajmer: Significant
action has been
taken in Ajmer
High Security Jail. Two
high-security jail guards
have been arrested. Mobile
phones were provided to
gangsters in cooperation.
Hardcore criminals were
issuing extortion threats via
mobile. Police apprehend
gang members, including
henchmen and miscreants.
Dausa: The relatives
of a rape & murder
victim allegedly set
accused’s house on fire
in Dausa, police said on
Friday. According to police,
the incident occurred on
Thursday night. However, no
one was present in house.
Superintendent of Police
Ranjeeta Sharma said that
a married woman was alleg-
edly raped and murdered on
April 27 and her body was
found the next day. The
accused in the case was ar-
rested on April 29, she said.
A group of people reached
the accused’s house and
set it on fire. The house got
partially burnt, she said.
ANNOYED BY GIRL’S LOVE MARRIAGE, HER FAMILY
MEMBERS BEAT UP BOY, CHOP OFF NOSE IN PALI
Pali: Annoyed by the girl’s love marriage, her family
members broke the boy’s hands and legs and then
cut off his nose with a knife and then dumped him un-
der a tree in the Transport Nagar police station area of Pali
district on Thursday. The girl’s family first reached their home
& assured girl that they wanted to take them home. The girl
and the boy happily agreed to proposal. On way, the girl’s
family started beating the boy. Transport Nagar police station
SHO Anita Rani said, “Chelaram (23) of Jhanwar village of
Jodhpur had a court marriage with a girl from his own village
in March. After appearing before the Jaipur Police, both of
them agreed to live together. In April, Chellaram along with
his wife shifted to a rented house.” Sandeep Rathore
SARPANCHES’ FAMILY
FIRES BULLET, 1 DEAD
2 HURT IN BHARATPUR
Bharatpur: Vio-
lence erupted
in Rajasthan’s
Bharatpur district as a
sarpanch and his son
opened fire on three
brothers due to elec-
tion rivalry. Tragically, a
young man succumbed
to a gunshot wound to
his shoulder, bleeding
to death. Attempting to
escape, two broth-
ers were mercilessly
beaten with sticks and
sharp weapons, sus-
taining severe injuries
including broken arms
and legs. The harrow-
ing incident unfolded
in Lakhanpur village,
sparking widespread
concern in the com-
munity. Prompt police
intervention saw the
injured swiftly trans-
ported to a hospital for
urgent medical atten-
tion. This reprehensible
act underscores the
escalating tensions sur-
rounding the electoral
contest in the region,
casting a shadow over
the democratic process.
It’s thandathandacool
cool for Rani at NBP
In this scorching summers, Nahargarh Biological Park is using
water cannons to keep tigress Rani, cool. While Rani enjoys the
shower, tourists are thrilled to see her jumping around with joy.
Nirmal Tiwari
Jaipur
In Nahargarh Biological
Park(NBP),tigress‘Rani’
enjoys regular cool show-
ers, courtesy of a water
cannon. The refreshing
showers not only relieve
stress but also help main-
tainherbodytemperature,
delighting visitors with
her playful leaps.
According to RO Jag-
dish Sharma, the special
provision of cold water is
aimed at protecting wild-
life from the scorching
heat. This initiative in-
cludes bathing, cooling,
anddietaryadjustmentsto
ensure effective wildlife
management amid sea-
sonal changes.
MLA Bhati gets 2 PSOs
amid security threats
Ensure 100% admission of 6-yr-old kids
of Anganwadis to Class 1: Krishna Kunal
First India Bureau
Jaipur
On Friday, a meeting was
held in the Education
Complex regarding the
National Education Poli-
cy 2020. Secretary Krish-
na Kunal was addressing
the review meeting of the
National Edu Policy or-
ganized in Education
Complex wherein the
Education Dept, College
Education, Medical Dept,
Social Justice and Em-
powerment Depts among
others were included.
He gave instructions to
completethetasksallotted
to the Empowerment and
Tribal Development De-
partment on time and to
regularly review the pro-
gress by organizing meet-
ings of the implementa-
tion committees. Kunal
also directed special ef-
forts to connect the socio-
economically deprived,
tribal areas, nomads and
animal herders with qual-
ity education and instruct-
ed them to make efforts
and coordinate with Ma-
Badi centers to ensure ad-
mission in Class 5 to all
the students who have
passed Class 4. He
stressed on ensuring
100% admission of 6 year
old children registered in
Anganwadi centres.
Death threat to
Raj Min Babulal
Kharadi again
SMS investment
corporation gets
relief from court
Gopal Lodha
Gogunda
Raj Govt cabinet minister
Babulal Kharadi has once
again received death
threats. The threat has
been given on minister’s
Instagram from a profile
named ‘Tribal King 007’.
After the threat, minis-
ter’s PSO registered a
case at Kotra police sta-
tion. In Instagram post, a
written threat was given
in the name of tribal king
007 and the message read,
“Politics will continue to
be on one side, but you
Kharadi, improve in time,
and if you do not improve
in time, then you are a
guest of only a few days
and you will be killed
without any hesitation.”
First India Bureau
Jaipur
SMS investment corpora-
tion company associated
with the former royal
family has got one more
relief from the court.
The family which was
occupying the Rambagh
staff quarter for the last
about 70 years will have
to vacate that. Addition-
al Chief Metropolitan
Magistrate-5 has consid-
ered the occupants as
encroachers. The court
has also accepted the
company’s right to
mesne profit and rent
amount. Actually the
company had filed a case
against one sher singh
and his mother Sushila
Devi in the year 2004.
JDAsquaddismantles5new
illegalcoloniesinanaction
First India Bureau
Jaipur
The Jaipur Development
Authority’s enforcement
squad fully dismantled 05
new unlawful colonies on
around 20 bighas of pri-
vate agricultural land in
Zone-14 during the initial
stage. In Diggi Road Ban-
ya Wali district of Jaipur,
approximately 3 Bigha of
total 06 Bigha of private
agricultural land was ac-
quired. Two additional
unlawful colonies were
created under the names
“BalajiVihar-I” and “Bal-
aji Vihar-II”. JDA flat-
tened approximately 06
bighas of private agricul-
tural land in Jaipur dis-
trict, which was turned
into “Shri Ram Nagar”.
In the village of Lakh-
na, JDA leveled around
04 Bigha of privately held
agricultural land. The en-
forcement squad disman-
tled the new unlawful
colony as soon as they
received knowledge that
it had been established.
760+ cases of dengue
reported in 4 months
Round of competitive examinations
will start again from May 16 in Raj
First India Bureau
Barmer
Sheo MLA Ravindra
Singh Bhati has been
granted security, as con-
firmed by First India
News. Barmer Police dis-
patched two PSOs to pro-
tect Bhati. One in PSO
uniform and one in plain
uniform will constantly
accompany him. Yester-
day, First India reported
that Bhati had been
granted security. Ravin-
dra Singh Bhati received
protection as per the
govt’s directives.
Notably, the Rajasthan
police have arrested a
man for threatening an
Independent MLA from
Sheo (Barmer), Ravindra
Singh Bhati, in the name
of gangster Rohit
Godara. Bhati recently
contested the Lok Sabha
elections from Barmer as
an Independent candi-
date. Barmer SP Naren-
dra Singh Meena said on
Thursday that the ac-
cused, Mangaram, had
given the threat on social
media a few days back.
After investigation, the
accused was arrested.
MLA Ravindra Singh Bhati
As soon as information about the incident was received, officials
from Manpur and Sikandra police station reached the spot, but
they were also pelted with stones. The glass of the police car
was broken due to stone pelting in Dausa on Friday.
Fair play: RPSC to
take candidates’
handwriting samples
on attendance sheets
Water cannons are
keeping Tigress Rani
cool amidst this
scorching summer
heat at Nahargarh
HANDWRITING SAMPLE
WILL BE TAKEN: RPSC
The attendance
sheet is also
attached with
the admit card issued
by the Commission. The
candidate will have to write
one sentence in the pres-
ence of the invigilator in
the space provided at the
bottom of the attendance
sheet. After this, candidate
will confirm the sentence
written by him by signing.
1,82,257 CANDIDATES
FOR 2,033 POSTS
Chief Examination
Controller of the
Rajasthan Public
Service Commission,
Ashutosh Gupta said that
examinations for a total of
2033 posts in 27 subjects
will be conducted at
Ajmer and Jaipur district
headquarters. 1 lakh
82,257 candidates have
been registered for the
examination.
CRIME
ROUNDUP
BJYM STARTS ‘EK PARINDA MERA BHI’ CAMPAIGN
BJP Yuva Morcha’s ‘Ek Parinda Mera Bhi’ cam-
paign started on Friday from Ashok Vihar Bal Udyan
located in C-
Scheme, Jaipur. BJYM
District President
Surendra Singh Pu-
ruvanshi said that the
workers of Yuva Mor-
cha Jaipur City District,
under the leadership of
State President Ankit
Gurjar Chechi, put
up more than two dozen parindas. BJP Yuva Morcha State
President Ankit Gurjar Chechi said that the campaign will run
till May 17. The Morcha will arrange at least 100 parindas for
birds and a cement tank for animals at mandal level.
JDA bulldozer seen in action on Friday.
Krishna Kunal along with other
officials in meeting on Friday.
Injured being treated in a
Dausa hospital on Friday.
z Dengue cases 760
z Malaria cases 132
z Chikungunya cases 70
z Scrub typhus cases 181
z Swine flu cases 1,003
SEASONAL DISEASES
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INTERNATIONAL LEOPARD DAY
Jhalana favourite leopard reserve of
country, leopard population hits 721
Nirmal Tiwari
Jaipur
s we celebrate
International
Leopard Day
on Friday, Jhalana con-
tinues to be the favorite
leopard reserve of the
country. Jaipur is an ex-
ample of better coordi-
nation between humans
and wildlife with the
movement of about 100
leopards inside the capi-
tal and its periphery.
Jaipur is the only city
in the world where two
leopard safaris are un-
derway and prepara-
tions for the third one is
on. Jhalana has more
than 40 leopards and
more than 20 each are
in Amagarh, Naha-
rgarh, Ramgarh,
Achrol, and Bassi.
There has also been
an increase in the popu-
lation of leopards in the
country. The number of
leopards has reached
13874 in 2023 as com-
pared to 12852 in 2018.
Madhya Pradesh has the
highest of 3907 leop-
ards followed by 1985
in Maharashtra, Karna-
taka 1879,  Tamil
Nadu 1070. In Rajast-
han, the number of
leopards has reached
721. Project Leopard
was started at Jhalana.
Navin Sharma
Jaipur
Additional Chief Secre-
tary, Home Department,
Anand Kumar, during a
meeting of the Anti Nar-
cotics Task Force
(ANTF), Rajasthan at
the Government Secre-
tariat on Friday, said that
to achieve the goal of a
drug-free India, it is
most important to make
the young generation
aware about its ill ef-
fects. He directed that
along with strict moni-
toring of purchase and
sale of intoxicants, sur-
prise inspection of paan
and tea stalls near educa-
tional institutions should
be done regularly.
Kumar told the offi-
cials to keep a watch on
the transportation route
of drugs and the illegal
sale of Schedule H
drugs. He said that to
make the state drug-
free, all the departments
concerned will have to
work in coordination.
He said, “A pledge
should be made from
time to time in educa-
tional institutions re-
garding a drug-free state
and a joint campaign for
destruction of poppy
straw in the state should
be done.”
He also took infor-
mation from the offic-
ers regarding the com-
pliance of the instruc-
tions given by the Chief
Secretary in the previ-
ously held meeting of
the State Level Com-
mittee of Narco Coor-
dination Center
(NCORD) and gave
necessary guidelines.
Vimal KOthari
Jaipur
JKJ Jewelers and Joshi
Group have unveiled a web
of undisclosed turnover, hid-
den cash, and questionable
transactions. With raids
spanning multiple locations
in Jaipur, Delhi, and Kolka-
ta, officials have already de-
tected an undisclosed turn-
over of Rs 425 crore, primar-
ily from JKJ Jewelers and
Joshi Group. Cash worth Rs
3.25 crore, jewelry valued at
Rs 45 crore, and significant
investments were found in
locked lockers, along with
discrepancies in accounting,
including unrecorded sales
of Rs 400 crore and missing
gold stock. IT Dept seized
cash worth Rs 1.10 cr  114
grams of gold.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
The Jawahar Circle po-
lice presented the five ac-
cused in court on Friday
in a case related to issu-
ing fake NOCs for organ
transplant. Suman Jana
and Sukhmay Nandi
were arrested on Thurs-
day and were sent in re-
mand till May 8.
Suman is the director
of Med Safar, a company
that provides donors and
receivers. Judge Manish
Sharma has sent SMS
AAO Gaurav Singh, For-
tis Hospital’s organ coor-
dinator Vinod Singh and
Giriraj Sharma to jail till
May 17. ACP Gandhi-
nagar Gopal Dhaka had
arrested the three ac-
cused from jail.
The investigation re-
port of the state level
committee is still awaited.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
The State govt has cre-
ated a programme moni-
toring unit for the resolu-
tion of ‘Viksit Rajasthan’.
The unit has been formed
under the direction of the
Principal Secretary of
UDH and includes the
JDA Commissioner,
Housing Commissioner,
Local Body Director 
others. A blueprint will
also be prepared for Ur-
ban Development and the
blueprint will be prepared
as per the needs of the
next 23 yrs.
First India Bureau
Kota
The Kota district admin-
istration is on high alert
after several coaching
students committed in
the last few months. Ra-
vindra Goswami, the
District Collector, boost-
ed students’ morale as a
motivational speaker. A
coaching student stood in
front of the collector and
stated, “My father is very
concerned about my re-
sults.” The District Col-
lector conducts motiva-
tional workshops for
NEET-UG students.
Naresh Sharma
Jaipur
After the dissolution of the
executive of former Chief
Minister’s son Vaibhav
Gehlot, now sons of BJP
leaders are entering poli-
tics through cricket. After
Rajendra Rathore’s son
Parakram Singh and Ga-
jendra Singh’s son
Dhananjay Singh, now the
name of Education Minis-
ter Madan Dilawar’s son
Pawan Dilawar has also
been included. Pawan Di-
lawar, on Friday, became
the unopposed treasurer of
Baran District Cricket As-
sociation.
Dilawar said that work-
ing for the welfare of
cricket and taking it for-
ward is his first priority.
“Baran has no cricket
ground and making one
here will be my priority,”
he said. On the question of
contesting the elections of
RCA, Dilawar said that he
would rethink the sugges-
tions of his friends and col-
leagues regarding this.
At present, Parakram
Singh, son of former lead-
er of opposition Rajendra
Rathore, is holding the
post of President of Churu
District Cricket Associa-
tion in RCA.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
In the ongoing campaign
against illicit gravel
mining, special Mines
Department teams acted
quickly on the second
day, forcing the mining
gang to flee. The second
day saw 28 cases of il-
legal gravel and 27 cases
of masonry stone. Most
of the action took place
in the Kota zone. Mine
Director Bhagwati
Prasad Kalal stated that
all squads are constantly
checking their respec-
tive locations, and AM-
ETA is monitoring the
Additional Director at
the headquarters level.
Superintendent Mineral
Engineer Yashwant
Damor and teams led by
Additional Director Ma-
havir Prasad Meena
lodged 29 charges, and
10 FIRs, and seized 32
machines and vehicles in
the Kota Zone.
Vinod Singh Chouhan
Jaipur
The Water Resources
Dept is advancing plans
to divert floodwater to
drought-affected re-
gions. Teams have sur-
veyed numerous dams
to strategize diverting
floodwater into
drought-hit districts’
dams. They’re kicking
off two projects under
the River Linking Proj-
ect for the Mahi River
Basin.
The first project, Ma-
hi-Jakham-Banas River
Linking, aims to irri-
gate Jakham Dam’s
area with Mahi Dam’s
water, diverting water
to multiple dams. The
estimated cost is Rs
7,100 crore, with Rs 30
crore allocated for
2024-25. The second
project, Mahi-Som-
Jawai River Linking,
involves redirecting
surplus water to several
dams.
According to the Wa-
ter Resources Depart-
ment, two projects of
the first phase will be
completed for Rs
14,000 crores.
ACS Home, Anand Kumar during a meeting of the Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF), Rajasthan
at the Secretariat on Friday. Also seen are Utkal Ranjan Sahu, V.K. Singh, Ghanshyam Soni
and other senior officials.
Pawan Dilawar
A
Surpriseinspectionsneededto
attaindrug-freeIndia:ACSKumar
Kumar told the officials to keep a watch on the transportation route of drugs
JKJjewelersJoshigroupraid:
`45crgold,`3.25crcashseized
JMCG MANSAROVAR ZONE OFFICIALS EYE ACTION
AGAINST JKJ JEWELLERS’ ILLEGAL BUILDING
Mansarovar Zone Deputy Commissioner inspected
the illegal construction and preparation is on to
serve notice to JKJ Jewellers here. JKJ Jewellers
building is constructed illegally on the middle road of Man-
sarovar. The construction was completed without setback
and without land conversion.
Fake NOC case:
2 accused in
remand till May 8
State government
launches ‘Viksit
Raj’ initiative
Kota Collector
inspires students
MinisterDilawar’sson
electedtreasurerofBaran
DistrictCricketAssoc.
10 FIRs  54 machines
seized across Kota
Relief in
sight!
Dark clouds hover over
Statue Circle, in Jaipur
on Friday. The effect of
Western Disturbance
has started becoming
visible in Rajasthan.
Light clouds have
started appearing in the
area bordering Pakistan
since this morning.
There was cloud cover
and light wind in some
areas of Barmer along
with Jaisalmer and
Sriganganagar on Friday
morning.
SANTOSH SHARMA
Water resources dept unveils
flood-drought linking projects
RAJASTHANMADHYAPRADESHOFFICIALS
CONFERONERCPWATER ALLOCATIONS
A meeting related to ERCP will be held in
Delhi on 6th May which will be attended
by top officials of Rajasthan and Madhya
Pradesh governments during which talks on the
assessment of water to be received by Madhya
Pradesh and Rajasthan under ERCP will be held.
Representational
Representational
Representational
he Indian
cricket fra-
ternity was
abuzz with
excitement
and speculation as the
much-anticipated team se-
lection for the upcoming
T20 World Cup unfolded
this week. Selectors steered
clear of surprises and large-
ly went in with a tried and
tested line-up, though there
were a couple of selections
that caught the interest of
the fans and experts alike.
Rohit of course will be
leading the side while his
skipper in the Mumbai In-
dians, Hardik Pandya, will
be his deputy in the nation-
al team.
While the core of the
team remained intact, a
couple of notable exclu-
sions sparked debate and
raised eyebrows. Among
them was the omission of
Shubman Gill and Rinku
Singh, both talented play-
ers who had showcased
their potential on various
occasions. In a press con-
ference held a day later
after the selection, Chief
selector Ajit Agarkar and
Indian skipper, Rohit Shar-
ma, shed light on the chal-
lenging decisions, empha-
sizing the team’s strategic
considerations over indi-
vidual performances.
Both revealed that the
decision to leave out Rinku
Singh, despite his explo-
sive batting prowess, was
a calculated move aimed at
maintaining a balance be-
tween batting depth and
bowling options. With the
likes of Hardik Pandya oc-
cupying key positions,
finding room for addition-
al batsmen posed logistical
challenges. “It is probably
the toughest thing we have
had to discuss. He has
done nothing wrong, not
even Shubman Gill for that
matter. It’s about combina-
tions. There are a couple of
wrist spinners included to
give Rohit more options.
It’s just unfortunate”,
Agarkar said.
Interestingly, India has
alsogoneinwith4spinners.
While the selection of Kul-
deep Yadav and Ravindra
Jadeja was a given, the in-
clusion of wrist spinner
YuzvendraChahalandAxar
Patel bolstered the spin de-
partment. It also reflected
the team’s preparedness for
diversepitchconditions,es-
pecially with morning
matches on the cards. Talk-
ing about his decision, Ro-
hit stated that he wanted
four spinners and three
seamers and with Hardik
bringing the balance. “With
two spinners being all-
rounders, then two attack-
ing spinners give you bal-
ance in the spin department
as well,” Rohit added.
The announcement
stirred up a frenzy on so-
cial media, with fans ex-
pressing both disappoint-
ment and support for the
selected squad. Rinku
Singh’s exclusion, in par-
ticular, drew widespread
attention, underscoring the
emotional investment of
cricket enthusiasts in the
team’s composition. Many
experts have argued that
Rinku should have been in
the squad in place of Axar
since his skills are similar
to that of Jadeja. Most
likely, only one of Jadeja
orAxar will be in the play-
ing 11 and in such a sce-
nario, picking Rinku made
more cricketing sense.
The selectors’ reliance
on seasoned campaigners
like Rohit Sharma and Vi-
rat Kohli underscored the
importance of experi-
ence. It will help the
team, especially in navi-
gating unfamiliar condi-
tions. With the tourna-
ment set to unfold in the
USA and the Caribbean,
the team’s collective wis-
dom and adaptability will
be put to the test.
Much to the delight of
Indian cricket fans, the in-
clusion of Rishabh Pant
and Sanju Samson, inject-
ed youthful energy into the
squad. Pant has been out of
the game since his car ac-
cident a year and a half ago
and his comeback is noth-
ing short of a miracle.
Then there is the case of
Sanju Samson who despite
his stellar performances
found his name missing
from Team India most of
the time. Their inclusion
buoyed by stellar perfor-
mances in IPL2024, Pant’s
explosive batting and
Samson’s astute game
awareness, has added
depth to India’s middle-
order along with address-
ing previous shortcom-
ings.
However, questions lin-
ger over the squad’s bal-
ance, particularly the em-
phasis on spinners over
pace bowlers. The absence
of dynamic all-rounders
raised concerns about In-
dia’s ability to keep up
with the escalating run
rates synonymous with
T20 cricket of the times.
Teams like Australia and
England are filled with X-
factor players with the
ability to muscle the ball
out of the park at any in-
stant but India’s team lacks
these power hitters!
These teams also have
many all-rounders who
bolster the middle and the
lower order for them. For
India though, there is only
Hardik Pandya as a pace
bowling all-rounder whose
fitness has been a concern.
Currently, in the IPLhe has
been struggling to perform
to his best and his selection
has more to do with previ-
ous performances than his
current form.
As the team gears up to
chase its secondT20World
Cup title, the spotlight re-
mains on their ability to
adapt to the evolving dy-
namics of the game. But
now the stage is set for a
thrilling showdown, Indi-
an cricket fans brace them-
selves for a rollercoaster
ride, hoping their team can
etch its name in cricketing
glory once again.
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY
THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL
TOP
TWEETS
SPIRITUAL SPEAK
There are three gates leading to the
hell of self-destruction for the soul—
lust, anger, and greed. Therefore,
one should abandon all three.
BHAGAVAD GITA
YOUTHFUL
ENERGY
Much to the delight of In-
dian cricket fans, the inclu-
sion of Rishabh Pant and
Sanju Samson, injected
youthful energy into the
squad. Pant has been out
of the game since his car
accident a year and a half
ago and his comeback is
nothing short of a miracle.
Then there is the case
of Sanju Samson who
despite his stellar perfor-
mances found his name
missing from Team India
most of the time.
Their inclusion buoyed by
stellar performances in
IPL 2024, Pant’s explosive
batting and Samson’s
astute game awareness,
has added depth to India’s
middle-order along with
addressing previous
shortcomings. However,
questions linger over the
squad’s balance, particu-
larly the emphasis on spin-
ners over pace bowlers.
The absence of dynamic
all-rounders raised con-
cerns about India’s ability
to keep up with the escalat-
ing run rates synonymous
with T20 cricket of the
times. Teams like Australia
and England are filled with
X-factor players with the
ability to muscle the ball
out of the park at any in-
stant but India’s team lacks
these power hitters!
ANANALYSISOFINDIA’S
T20WORLDCUPSQUAD
NAVIGATING SELECTION DILEMMAS
Interestingly, India has also gone in with 4
spinners. While the selection of Kuldeep Yadav
and Ravindra Jadeja was a given, the inclusion of
wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel
bolstered the spin department. It also reflected
the team’s preparedness for diverse pitch
conditions, especially with morning matches on
the cards. Talking about his decision, Rohit stated
that he wanted four spinners and three seamers
and with Hardik bringing the balance. “With two
spinners being all-rounders, then two attacking
spinners give you balance in the spin department
as well,” Rohit added
IN-DEPTH
Movement Against Tourists
Gaining Momentum
RAHUL’S MOVE TO
HIS FAMILY BASTION
ver-tourism sparked an outrage in Europe as
early as 2018. Mass tourism was first en-
couraged by cash-strapped local councils
and when tourists began to throng their favourite
sites, the backlash began. Booming tourism in Ja-
pan’s Kyoto and Kamakura has led the locals to com-
plain about disruptions in their lives. So upset are the
people with the tourists’bad behaviour in Fujikawa-
guchiko, where Mount Fuji is located, that a large
black screen is being constructed to block the iconic
mountain’s view.
In Venice the authorities have begun charging five
euros for day-trippers to enter the city because over-
crowding makes important cities unlivable for locals.
The movement against tourists is rising even in
Spain. In one Spanish tourist spot, Malaga, local
residents are so unhappy that they have started put-
ting up stickers saying “tourists go home” and “stinks
of tourists”. The movement is gaining momentum as
“tourist destinations are at the limits of their capac-
ity”. Indians needn’t be disappointed. There are more
beautiful spots here.
O
t’s no longer a secret. Rahul Gandhi has
moved from Amethi Lok Sabha constituen-
cy, where he lost to BJP’s Smriti Irani in
2019, to another family bastion, Rae Bareli. Until
then Rahul had representedAmethi in the Lok Sabha
thrice. In 2019 he was able to read the writing on the
wall and decided to contest from Wayanad, in Kera-
la, as well. With ties souring between Congress and
the CPM-led government of Pinarayi Vijayan, the
party has fielded from Rae Bareli too.
Don’t be scared, Prime Minister Narendra Modi
chided him for not facing Smriti Irani a second time.
Has Rahul run away
fromAmethi, or is he
attempting to be the
true inheritor of
Feroze Gandhi, In-
dira and Sonia Gan-
dhi’s legacy? Both
seem to be true, but
can Rae Bareli be
deemed a safe con-
stituency?
To oppose Rahul
the BJP has fielded a
local politician
Dinesh Pratap Singh,
a three-time MLC
who lost to Sonia
Gandhi by a margin
of over 1.6 lakh
votes. He is a party
hopper, having been
in Samajwadi Party,
Bahujan Samaj Par-
ty, the Congress par-
ty and now BJP. Be-
ing a local neta he can influence voters more convinc-
ingly than Rahul. Union Home Minister Amit Shah
has already predicted a massive defeat for Rahul.
Another defeat in Amethi would have been em-
barrassing for Rahul. Victory here will make him
Sonia’s successor in the true sense. Leaving a min-
now KL Sharma to fight for the Amethi seat could
be upsetting for Smriti Irani. More so, if her victory
margin is not high. A mouth-watering contest is on
the cards.
I
Another defeat in
Amethi would have
been embarrassing
for Rahul. Victory
here will make him
Sonia’s successor in
the true sense.
Leaving a minnow KL
Sharma to fight for
the Amethi seat
could be upsetting
for Smriti Irani.
More so, if her
victory margin is not
high. A mouth-
watering contest is
on the cards
T
Jharkhand is a state filled with
promise and is home to dynamic
people. It is the land of Bhagwan
Birsa Munda. I’m glad that we have got the
opportunity to work for its progress in the last
decade.
Narendra Modi
@narendramodi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi used to
contest elections from Amethi but after
losing from there, he fled to Wayanad
in Kerala. His party wanted Rahul Gandhi to
contest from Amethi but he could not muster
the courage to contest from Amethi.
Rajnath Singh (मोदी का पिरवार)
@rajnathsingh
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‘400 PAAR AMBASSADORS’
NaMo App unveils ‘Abki baar 400 paar’module
First India Bureau
New Delhi
he NaMo App
on Friday
launched ‘Abki
baar 400 paar’, a unique
and innovative module
aimedatstrengtheningand
fortifying the democratic
process by enhancing the
participationofpeopleand
the electorate in polling.
With ‘Abki baar 400
paar’ module, the per-
sonal app of Prime Min-
ister Narendra Modi
seeks to encourage the
supporters of PM Modi
and BJP to participate in
the democratic process
and help galvanise sup-
port for achieving NDA’s
goal of over 400 seats in
the Lok Sabha.
The module features
engaging activities and
information in interest-
ing formats to encourage
voter awareness and par-
ticipation.
Notably, PM Modi has
given a call for ‘400 paar’
in this election and the
BJP election machinery
is in top gear to achieve
the same.
This module will en-
courage and mobilise
voters to cast ballot in
maximum numbers on
the voting day, and thus
raising the possibility of
achieving this target.
Those who sign up for
this cause will be re-
ferred as “400 Paar Am-
bassadors”.
The module will also
take users to 3 other
modules in the NaMo
App, encouraging them
to create awareness
about Bharat’s transfor-
mation in the last 10
years under PM Modi-
led government.
The module offers
unique features such as
the Modi Meter 2024,
where users can predict
the number of seats the
NDAwill win in the Gen-
eral Elections 2024 in the
nation and their state and
predict the win of the
NDA candidate in their
particular constituency.
Screenshots of NAMO app as it has been upgraded to a faster
and sleeker version, in New Delhi.  FILE
T
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OnlyBJP-NDAinapositionto
formgovtatCentre:PMModi
First India Bureau
Tehatta (West Bengal)
Addressing an election
rally here on Friday, PM
Narendra Modi criticised
the TMC, Left, and the
Congress, accusing them
of lacking vision.
Asserting that only the
BJP-led National Demo-
cratic Alliance (NDA)
has the potential to form
the government at the
Centre, PM Modi pre-
dicted poor electoral out-
comes for other parties.
He suggestedTMC might
secure no more than 15
seats, Congress might
struggle to reach 50, and
the Left’s decline in West
Bengal is evident.
Modi warned TMC of
consequences for alleged
corruption and obstruct-
ing central development
projects. He highlighted
TMC’s opposition to di-
rect benefit transfers,
claiming it harms the
poor. Referencing recent
arms recovery in Sand-
eshkhali, he questioned
their intended use for re-
storing democracy.
Emphasising the need
for BJP representation
from West Bengal for fur-
ther development, PM
Modi urged voters to
strengthen the NDAat the
Centre. He positioned
NDA as the catalyst for
West Bengal’s progress.
(Top) Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public meeting
for Lok Sabha polls, in West Singhbhum on Friday. (Right) PM
Narendra Modi wearing a traditional ‘Hat’ at a public meeting
for Lok Sabha elections, in West Singhbhum on Friday.  PTI
TRINAMOOL CONGRESS’S CORRUPTION AKIN TO
UPA’S DURING ITS 10-YEAR RULE: PM MODI
Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress in West Bengal
is replicating the corruption of the UPA government
during its 10-year tenure between 2004 and 2014,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday. Addressing
an election rally at Amodpur in Birbhum district in support
of BJP Lok Sabha candidates Debtanu Bhattacharya and
Priya Saha, the Prime Minister said, “In 2004, the people
of the country gave a chance to those who are now in the
opposition I.N.D.I. Alliance.
Trinamool Congress will not be able to win
more than 15 seats. Congress, despite all its
efforts, might not be able to even cross the
half-century mark. Everyone knows the condition of the
Left parties even in West Bengal now. So in such a
situation, the BJP-NDA is the only force that will be able
to form government after the elections.
 NARENDRA MODI, Prime Minister
“Rahulyaanlaunched20
times...hewillfailagain”
First India Bureau
Belagavi (Karnataka)
With Rahul Gandhi filing
his nomination from Rae-
bareli on the last day of
filingpapers,UnionHome
MinisterAmit Shah took a
dig at the Congress leader,
saying that Sonia Gandhi
has tried to launch “Ra-
hulyaan” nearly 20 times
and he will lose election
fromtheLokSabhaseatin
Uttar Pradesh.
Rahul Gandhi is also
contestingLokSabhapolls
from Wayanad in Kerala.
Amit Shah said BJP
candidate Dinesh Pratap
Singhwillwinwithahuge
margin from Raebareli.
“We launched Chan-
drayaan-3 and it was suc-
cessful. On the other
hand, Sonia Gandhiji has
tried to launch Rahulyaan
nearly 20 times and has
failed every time. Now
he has run from Amethi
and is contesting from
Raebareli. I want to tell
you (Rahul Gandhi) the
result from here, ‘Rahul
Baba’will lose to the BJP
candidate, Dinesh Pratap
Singh with a huge margin
in Raebareli,”Amit Shah
said at an election rally in
Belgavi’s Hukkeri town.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah at ‘Shri Mahalakshmi Temple’, in
Kolhapur, Maharashtra on Friday.  PTI
Shah says Uddhav
running ‘fake’ Sena
First India Bureau
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra)
During a rally here in Ma-
harashtra, Union Home
Minister Amit Shah criti-
cised Shiv Sena (UBT)
president Uddhav Thack-
eray, alleging he leads a
“fake” version of the party,
withthetrueessenceresid-
ingwithMaharashtraChief
Minister Eknath Shinde.
Shah, campaigning for
cabinet colleague Narayan
RaneintheRatnagiri-Sind-
hudurg Lok Sabha constit-
uency, emphasized that re-
electing Narendra Modi as
Prime Minister is crucial
for national security.
Shah’s remarks under-
scored his perception of
Thackeray’s leadership,
stating, “Uddhav Thack-
eray is running a ‘fake’
Shiv Sena, while the real
Shiv Sena aligns with
EknathShinde.”Heurged
Thackeray to clarify his
intentions regarding the
Chief Minister position or
alliance with Congress
and NCP, who supported
Article 370.
Today I want
to ask can
Uddhav
Thackeray, the
President of fake Shiv
Sena, dare to utter Veer
Savarkar’s name?...if
you can’t then what
form of Shiv Sena are
you running? The real
Shiv Sena is being led
by Eknath Shinde.
 AMIT SHAH,
Union Home Minister
Union Home Minister
Amit Shah says Rahul
Gandhi will be
defeated from the
Raebareli Lok Sabha
seat this time
FI TOON
Rajnath Singh takes
jibe at Rahul Gandhi
ANI
Rohtak
Defence Minsiter Rajnath
Singh on Friday took a
jibe at Congress leader
Rahul Gandhi for having
chosen Rae Bareli instead
of Amethi to contest in
the Lok Sabha polls and
said that everyone knows
what do “we call a person
who runs away from the
battle in between”. He
was addressing a public
meeting here for BJPcan-
didate Arvind Sharma.
“Rahul Gandhi has left
the battleground and ran
away to Wayanad. When
his party wanted him to
contest elections again
fromAmethi,hechoseRae
Bareli. We all know, what
to call a person who left
battleinbetween,”hesaid.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at rally for LS polls, in Rohtak, on
Friday. Haryana CM Nayab Singh Saini also seen.  PTI
Cong’s hand is
with enemies of
India, says Yogi
First India Bureau
Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh Chief Min-
ister Yogi Adityanath on
Friday launched a scath-
ing attack on Congress
leader Rahul Gandhi and
the I.N.D.I. alliance and
said that it is now evident
theCongress’handiswith
the enemies of the nation.
The CM’s remark came
following reports that
ChaudhryFawadHussain,
a former Pakistan minister
in Imran Khan’s cabinet,
shared a video featuring
Rahul Gandhi on social
media, praising him.
He said that the elec-
tions have reached their
peak today. “Naturally,
those who are enemies of
the country will exert
their utmost to disrupt the
atmosphere in favour of
PM Modi during the
elections,” he said.
First India Bureau
New Delhi
Atotal of 1,717 candidates
from 10 States/UTs will
contestelectionsinphase4
of the Lok Sabha polls,
Election Commission of
India said on Friday. Ac-
cording to the poll body, a
total of 4,264 nominations
were filed for 96 parlia-
mentary constituencies
across. The polling for the
fourth phase of elections
will be held on May 13.
The Election Commission
furtherstatedthatthemax-
imum number of nomina-
tion forms were received
fromTelangana(1488)fol-
lowed by Andhra Pradesh
with 1103 nominations
from 25 constituencies.
Malkajgiri Parliamen-
taryConstituencyinTelan-
gana received a maximum
of 177 nomination forms,
followed by 13-Nalgonda
and 14-Bhongir in the
same state with 114 nomi-
nation forms in each. The
poll body further men-
tioned that the average
number of contesting can-
didates in a parliamentary
constituency for the fourth
phase is 18. The last date
for filing nominations for
phase 4 for all 10 States/
UTs wasApril 25, 2024.
1,717candidatesto
contestinphase4:EC
PROVIDE QUICK NOC
TO CANDIDATES: EC
The Election
Commission on
Friday directed
states to ensure that
those intending to con-
test polls are provided
with ‘no dues certificate’
within 48 hours of
the request as those
who do not submit the
document while filing
nominations face the
prospect of their papers
being rejected.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in
Rae Bareli on Friday.  PTI
RAEBARELI WILL END
RAHUL’S CAREER: BJP
New Delhi: Hours
after the Congress
announced that
party’s former president Ra-
hul Gandhi will contest the
Lok Sabha elections from
Raebareli parliamentary
constituency, the Bharatiya
Janata Party (BJP) on
Friday said that the “people
of Raebareli will end his
political career”.
WILLBRINGBACK‘SEWA’
INAMETHI:PRIYANKA
Congress leader Pri-
yanka Gandhi said
on Friday that her
party would bring back the
politics of “sewa” to Amethi,
where the party has fielded
Kishori Lal Sharma. Priyanka
acknowledged greetings
from people and said that
she was happy to see old
and new faces in the crowd.
My mom gave me chance
to serve Raebareli: RaGa
First India Bureau
New Delhi
After filing nomination as
Congress candidate from
Raebareli for Lok Sabha
elections,formerCongress
president Rahul Gandhi
tooktoX,“Mymotherhas
entrustedmewiththefam-
ily’s responsibilities with
greatconfidenceandgiven
metheopportunitytoserve
it. Amethi and Rae Bareli
are not different for me,
both are my family and I
am happy that Kishori Lal
ji, who has been serving
the area for 40 years, will
represent the party from
Amethi. In the ongoing
fight for justice against in-
justice, I seek the love and
blessings of my loved
ones. I am confident that
all of you stand with me in
this fight to save the Con-
stitution and democracy.”
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in
Amethi on Friday.  PTI
VICTIM IN SEX VIDEO KIDNAPPED; K’TAKA
COPS BOOK DEVE GOWDA’S SON REVANNA
Mysuru: Former Karnataka minister HD Re-
vanna and his son Prajwal Revanna face fresh
troubles as a case has been lodged based
on a youth’s complaint alleging that his mother was
abducted after a video of her being allegedly tied and
raped by Prajwal emerged. The case was registered
on Thursday night, police said here on Friday.
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First India Bureau
New York/New Delhi
India highlighted its syn-
cretism and pluralistic cul-
ture and traditions and
commitment to peace at
UN General Assembly,
even as it slammed Paki-
stan for going against col-
lectiveeffortsofUNmem-
bers due to its “destructive
 pernicious nature”.
Retorting against Paki-
stan’s UN envoy Munir
Akram’s anti-India re-
marks at the UN, India’s
Permanent Representa-
tive to the UN Ruchira
Kamboj said: “As we
endeavour to cultivate a
culture of peace amid
these challenging times,
our focus remains stead-
fast on constructive dia-
logue. We thus choose to
set aside the remarks
from a certain delegation,
which not only lack deco-
rum but also detract from
our collective efforts due
to their destructive and
pernicious nature.”
“Wewouldstronglyen-
courage that delegation to
alignwiththecentralprin-
ciples of respect and di-
plomacy that must always
guide our discussions. Or
is that too much to ask of
a country that harbours a
most dubious track record
on all aspects in itself?,”
she said, in remarks on
Thursday (local time).
Alam, in his anti-India
remarks at the UN Gen-
eralAssembly meeting on
‘Culture of Peace’, had
made references to Kash-
mir, the Citizenship
(Amendment)Act and the
Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
Elaborating on India’s
pluralism, Ruchira Kam-
boj said: “With its re-
markable religious and
linguistic diversity, In-
dia’s cultural mosaic is a
testament to tolerance
and coexistence. Festi-
vals such as Diwali, Eid,
Christmas and Nowruz
transcend religious
boundaries, celebrating
shared joys among di-
verse communities.”
“The country’s myriad
languages, dialects and
cuisines, alongside its
rich tapestry of races,
colours and landscapes,
contribute to the resil-
ience and richness of our
composite culture.”
Referring to India’s
syncretism, she said: “In-
dia is not only the birth-
place of Hinduism, Bud-
dhism, Jainism and Sikh-
ism, but also a stronghold
for Islam, Judaism,
Christianity and Zoroas-
trianism. It has histori-
cally been a refuge for
persecuted faiths, illus-
trating its long-standing
embrace of diversity.”
India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira
Kamboj speaks at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
meeting, on Thursday (local time).  ANI
First India Bureau
New Delhi
India and Indonesia have
agreed to enhance col-
laboration in areas of de-
fence industry, maritime
security and multilateral
cooperation. The devel-
opment came at the 7th
India-Indonesia Joint
Defence Cooperation
Committee (JDCC)
meeting held in the Na-
tional capital on Friday.
The JDCC was co-
chaired by Defence Sec-
retary Giridhar Aramane
and Secretary General of
the Ministry of Defence,
Indonesia, Air Marshal
Donny Ermawan Tau-
fanto, MDS, a Defence
Ministry statement said.
The progress made on
various bilateral defence
cooperation initiatives
deliberated in meetings
of Working Groups on
Defence Cooperation
and Defence Industries
Cooperation was also re-
viewed by the co-chairs.
Besides, the dignitar-
ies identified ways and
means to enhance exist-
ing areas of collaboration
especially in the field of
defence industry ties,
maritime security and
multilateral cooperation.
During the visit, the
Secretary General, who
is on a visit to India from
May 2-4, also visited the
DRDO headquarters here
as well as TATA Ad-
vanced Systems and
LT Defence facilities
in Pune.
He also held delibera-
tions with other Indian
defence industry partners
like Bharat Forge, Mahi-
ndraDefenceMazagon
Dock Shipbuilders Lim-
ited and discussed on en-
hancing defence indus-
trial capabilities by coop-
eration in research and
joint production.
WEATHER REPORT
Guj heat alert: Temps soar above 40 degrees, yellow alert for 4 days
Agencies
Ahmedabad
evere heatwave
was prevailing
across Gujarat
and the Meteorological
Department said that the
conditions will persist
with forecasts indicating
hotter days ahead.
A yellow alert has
been activated for the
next four days till May 8,
signalling temperatures
to soar above 41 degrees
Celsius. Surendranagar is
currently enduring the
brunt, recording the high-
est temperature in the
state at 42 degrees.
The extended forecast
suggests that the state
will continue to experi-
ence intense heat for at
least the next 10 days.
Temperatures may
even surpass 43 degrees
this month, potentially
reaching up to 45 degrees
in some urban areas. Re-
gions like Saurashtra,
Kutch, and South Gujarat
are specifically predicted
to face heatwave condi-
tions, the IMD said.
Temperature readings
across various cities il-
lustrate the severity of
the heat.
Commuters on a road amid rains, in Bengaluru. (R) Rains wreaked uprooted trees in different parts of Mysuru on Friday. PTI
S
Agencies
Akola
Six persons, including the
kin of a Maharashtra law-
maker, were killed in a
head-on collision of two
private cars on the busy
Akola-Washim highway
near Patur in Akola dis-
trict on Friday.
At least three other pas-
sengers from both cars
were injured, including
one who is critical, and
they have been admitted
to nearby hospitals.
Among the deceased
is Raghuvir Sarnaik, the
brother of Amravati
Teachers’ Constituency
Member of Legislative
Council Kiran R Sar-
naik, and further details,
including the identities
of the other victims, are
awaited.
Agencies
New Delhi
Delhi Police headquarters
on Jai Singh Marg re-
ceived a bomb threat
email, however, it turned
outtobeahoax,anofficial
said on Friday, adding that
a juvenile was identified.
The email mentioned
the threat to Nangloi area
of the National capital.
Sharing the details, a
senior police official said
that an email threat of a
bomb was received via
emailinPHQandthesend-
er of this email was traced.
“He is an immature
child and therefore, in his
interest and in compli-
ance with the mandate of
the JJ Act, details of his
identity cannot be
shared,” said the official.
Agencies
Mumbai
The Maharashtra govt on
Friday directed the state
police to take stern action
against those creating
deepfakes, saying such
content is a cause for con-
cern amid the poll season.
An official release
said, the number of deep-
fakes and doctored pho-
tos being circulated on
social media has risen
during the LS polls.
Deepfake is a video of
a person in which their
appearance has been dig-
itally altered so that they
look like somebody else.
Such manipulated con-
tent is being created us-
ing machine learning
(ML) or artificial intelli-
gence (AI), it said.
RAIN PROVIDES RELIEF
FROM HEAT, CAUSES
DAMAGE IN MYSURU
RAPE CASE LODGED
AGAINST REVANNA,
SAYS SIDDARMAIAH
Bengaluru received
rain for 2nd con-
secutive day, pro-
viding relief to its residents
who have been deprived of
proper water supply but also
resulted in waterlogged
roads and traffic conges-
tion. While many residents
welcomed rain after nearly
six months, it also exposed
civic body Bruhat Bengaluru
Mahanagara Palike’s poor
monsoon preparedness. As
per Bengaluru traffic police,
slow-moving traffic was
reported in several areas.
Bagalkote: Karnata-
ka CM Siddaramaiah
on Friday said a
rape case has been booked
against JD(S) leader Pra-
jwal Revanna. He said he
has directed
police to iden-
tify, trace and
secure the
victims in view
of the alleged
kidnapping
of a victim at Krishnaraja
Nagar town in Mysuru
district. The mother of three
children was allegedly
abducted by Holenarasipura
MLA and Prajwal’s father
HD Revanna and his aide.
India slams Pakistan at UNGA for ‘lacking decorum’
PAKISTAN HARBOURS MOST DUBIOUS TRACK
RECORD: INDIA AT UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
WEST BENGAL GUV BANS ENTRY OF POLICE,
STATE FINANCE MINISTER INTO RAJ BHAVAN
New York: In a veiled attack on Pakistan, India
at the UN General Assembly said that Islam-
abad harbours a “most dubious track record” in
all aspects, as it slammed “destructive and pernicious”
remarks made by Pakistan’s Permanent Representa-
tive to the UN. It came after Pakistan’s Permanent
Representative to the UN Munir Akram remarks
against India, including references to Kashmir, BJP,
RSS, and Indian Muslims. In her address at the UN
General Assembly, Ruchira Kamboj said the culture of
peace is deeply ingrained in the rich history, diverse
traditions, and profound philosophical tenets in India.
Kolkata: WB Governor CV Ananda Bose issued
an order on late Thursday banning the entry
of the police and Minister of State for Finance,
Chandrima Bhattacharya, into the Raj Bhavan. The
move came hours after a temporary female staff at the
Raj Bhavan filed a complaint with police accusing the
Governor of outraging her modesty. “For defamation and
anti-constitutional media statements against Governor
CV Ananda Bose, a junior gubernatorial appointee
Chandrima Bhattacharya, Minister of State (Independent
Charge), Department of Finance, has been banned en-
try into the Raj Bhavan premises in Kolkata, Darjeeling,
and Barrackpore,” a statement by Governor’s office said.
The JDCC was co-chaired by Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane and Secretary General of the
Ministry of Defence, Indonesia, Air Marshal Donny Ermawan Taufanto, MDS.  AGENCIES
7th
India-Indonesia JDCC Meet
India,Indonesiatoboost
defencemaritimeties
6 killed, 3 hurt on
Akola-Washim
highway in Maha
PTI
Kolkata
A day after a contractual
employee of Raj Bhavan
accused him of molesting
her, West Bengal Gover-
nor Dr CV Ananda Bose
on Friday said that he ex-
pects that more such alle-
gationsare“intheoffing”.
Describing it as “ab-
surd drama”, Bose, in an
apparent reference to the
TMC, said that none
would be able to deter
him from his “determined
efforts to expose corrup-
tion and curb violence”.
In a statement, Bose
said, “I welcome all the
generous allegations and
the frequent innuendoes
passed on me by some po-
liticalforces.Iunderstand,
my friends, there is more
intheoffing.Butonething
is clear, none of the absurd
dramas is going to deter
me from my determined
efforts to expose corrup-
tion and curb violence.”
WB Governor Bose says he
expects more allegations
West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose.  FILE
Former Karnataka minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD
Revanna (left) with his son and Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna.
Delhi cops catch juvenile
after hoax bomb threat
Maha top cop told to curb
deepfakes during LS polls
ANI
Bengaluru
Karnataka Police have
filed a second FIR against
former state minister and
Janata Dal (Secular)
leader, HD Revanna, in
connection with the ‘ob-
scene video’ case.
The FIR has been filed
at the KR Nagar police
station in Mysuru and a
case under the Indian Pe-
nal Code (IPC) sections
376(2)(N), 506, 354A(1),
354(B), 354(c) and also
under relevant sections
of the Information Tech-
nology (IT) Act has been
registered against the
JD(S) leader.
Sexual allegations against HD Revanna
K’taka: 2nd FIR filed against JD(S) leader Revanna
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VIKSIT AMRITSAR INITIATIVE
Indian Americans commit US$100
million for development of Amritsar
Agencies
New Delhi
group of promi-
nent Indian-
Americans an-
nounced the Viksit Am-
ritsar Initiative, aimed at
supporting the social and
economic development
of Amritsar.
The group has made a
commitment of $100
million to fund startups
in the city in Punjab that
has Sikhism’s holiest
shrine -- The Golden
Temple. This is the first-
of-its-kind initiative for
any Indian city by the
diaspora, as per PTI.
The initiative is the
brainchild of former In-
dian envoy to the US,
Taranjit Singh Sandhu.
He is the BJP’s candidate
from Amritsar for the
2024 Lok Sabha election.
The Viksit Amritsar
Initiative is a collabora-
tive effort between emi-
nent Indian-Americans,
the Federation of Indian
Chamber of Commerce
and Industries (FICCI),
and the US-India Strate-
gic Partnership Forum
(USISPF).
The initiative, led by
Sanjiv Lakhanpal, will
provide mentorship and
funding to entrepreneurs
with a focus on socially
and environmentally re-
sponsible ventures. Sec-
tors like agriculture,
healthcare, skill develop-
ment, information tech-
nology, and tourism are
all potential beneficiaries.
Fireworks display over the illuminated Golden Temple, the
holiest of Sikh shrines in Amritsar. FILE
A
Mumbaiofficiallyknockedout
afterdisappointinglosstoKKR
Starc picks 4 wickets as Kolkata Knight Riders beat MI by 24 runs
First India Bureau
Mumbai
Kolkata Knight Riders
earned a rare win versus
Mumbai Indians at the
Wankhede Stadium in the
Indian Premier League.
This was a must-win en-
counter for MI in the IPL
2024 season and they
failed to get the job done.
Kolkata Knight Riders’
aggressive approach
came a cropper on a slug-
gish surface as they were
bowled out for a paltry
169 against Mumbai In-
dians despite Venkatesh
Iyer’s half-century.
Venkatesh scored 70
off 52 balls but his selfish
attitude of trying to pre-
serve his own wicket by
sacrificing enforcer An-
dre Russell certainly cost
the Shah Rukh Khan co-
owned side 20 runs. Vet-
eran Manish Pandey
scored 42 off 31 balls in a
stand of 83 for the sixth
wicket with Venkatesh.
Just like the top-order was
blown away before the
total reached 60, the last
five fell for just 29 runs.
Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya with teammates
celebrate the wicket of KKR player Andre Russell run out by him
during the IPL match, at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Friday.
The Chang’e 6 lunar probe and the Long March-5 Y8 carrier rocket
combination sit atop the launch pad in China on Firday.
IPL Match 51
PIYUSH CHAWLA BECOMES SECOND-HIGHEST
WICKET-TAKER IN INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE
Mumbai Indians spinner Piyush Chawla has become
the second-highest wicket-taker in the IPL. The
veteran leg-spinner reached the landmark in Match
51 of the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) season against
Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai. With his first wicket,
Chawla surpassed Dwayne Bravo to attain the second spot.
Chawla is now only behind Yuzvendra Chahal in terms of
IPL wickets. The Indian leg-spinner has played for a host
of franchises, including MI, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata
Knight Riders, and Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings). In
terms of IPL wickets, Chawla overtook Bravo, who scalped
183 wickets in his career. The former is behind top-placed
Chahal (200). Chawla is among the few active players who
made their IPL debut in the inaugural season (2008).
PAKISTAN LAUNCHES FIRST LUNAR MISSION
Islamabad: Pakistan's debut lunar satellite mission
was launched Friday on board China's first lunar
probe mission to collect samples from the far
side of the Moon. “Pakistan Space  Upper Atmosphere
Research Commission, #SUPARCO’s logo is seen on
China’s most powerful rocket #LongMarch5! Together
with China’s #ChangE6 lunar probe and payloads from
France and #ESA, Pakistan’s CubeSat is ready to go to
the moon in just a few days!” the Chinese embassy in
Pakistan said in a post on X.
BIDEN TO AWARD THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF
FREEDOM TO 19 POLITICIANS, ACTIVISTS  MORE
New York: US President Biden named nineteen
recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s
highest civilian honor, presented to individu-
als who have made exemplary contributions
to the prosperity, values, or security of the
United States, world peace, or other signifi-
cant societal, public or private endeavors.
President Biden often says there is nothing
beyond our capacity when we act together.
These nineteen Americans built teams, coalitions, move-
ments, organizations, and businesses that shaped America
for the better. They are the pinnacle of leadership in their
fields. They consistently demonstrated over their careers
the power of community, hard work, and service.
FORMER AIDE OF TRUMP HOPE HICKS TESTIFIES ‘ACCESS HOLLYWOOD’ TAPE
New York: Hope Hicks, a former top aide to Donald
Trump, testified on Friday that staffers on his 2016
presidential campaign were alarmed when they
learned that a tape in which he made lewd comments
about women was about to be made public. Hicks testi-
fied there was a clear consensus the tape of Trump’s com-
ments on the “Access Hollywood” TV show was damaging
and that its release would be a crisis. “Everyone was
just sort of absorbing the shock of it,” she said. She said
Trump was upset, but also played down the comments.
KKR players celebrate during the IPL match between Kolkata
Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in Mumbai, on Friday. PTI
Rains in southern
Brazil kill 31, over
70 still missing
Agencies
Rio Grande do Sul
Heavy rains battering
Brazil’s southernmost
state of Rio Grande do
Sul have killed 31 peo-
ple, local authorities said
on Friday, and the death
toll is expected to rise as
dozens still have not been
accounted for.
More than 70 people
were still missing and at
least 17,000 were dis-
placed in the state bor-
dering Uruguay and Ar-
gentina, which had near-
ly half of its 497 cities
affected, as per officials.
Kamala Harrison frontline of
Biden’sbattle to beatTrump
Agencies
Jacksonville (United States)
As a marching band
played and the crowd
chanted “four more
years,” US Vice Presi-
dent Kamala Harris
looked like she was en-
joying being out of Joe
Biden’s shadow.
From condemning
abortion bans to wooing
Black voters, Harris is
taking a starring role in
Biden’s campaign to win
a second term by again
defeating Donald Trump.
Harris made US his-
tory when she became
the first female, Black
and South Asian vice
president in 2021 -- but
then spent much of
Biden’s first term getting
often low-profile tasks
from her boss.
Yet things have
changed drastically since
the 2024 campaign
kicked into high gear.
Kamala Harris, US Vice President FILE
China launches lunar probe
mission from far side of moon
Agencies
Wenchang (China)
China on May 3 launched
a lunar probe mission to
collect samples for the
first time from the far
side of the moon and
bring them to Earth for
scientific studies.
The Chang’e-6 mission
is tasked with collecting
and then returning sam-
ples from the moon’s far
side to Earth - the first en-
deavour of its kind in the
history of human lunar
exploration, China Space
Administration said.
The lunar probe was
carriedbyaLongMarch-5
Y8 rocket which blasted
off from the Wenchang
Space Launch Site on the
coast of China’s southern
islandprovinceofHainan.
Agencies
Los Angeles
Police began clearing
out protesters at New
York University on
Friday, the latest devel-
opment in weeks of
pro-Palestinian pro-
tests at college cam-
puses nationwide that
have resulted in nearly
2,200 arrests.
Deputy Commis-
sioner of Operations
Kaz Daughtry said that
NYU requested police
assistance “to disperse
the illegal encamp-
ment on their proper-
ty.” He said police “are
on site.” Details on
possible arrests were
not immediately avail-
able. A message seek-
ing comment was sent
to a spokesperson.
Studentshaverallied
orsetuptentsatdozens
ofuniversitiesinrecent
days to protest Israel’s
war on Gaza. Demon-
strators have called on
President Joe Biden,
who has supported Is-
rael’s right to defend
itself, to do more to
stop the bloodshed in
Gaza and demanded
schools divest from
companies that support
Israel’s government.
Many of the
schools, including Co-
lumbia University
have called in police
to quell the protests.
Campus arrests
grow to 2,200 in
pro-Palestinian
protests in the US
Palestinians stand in the ruins of the Chahine family home, after an Israeli strike that killed at
least 2 adults and 5 boys and girls under the age of 16 in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on Friday.
Australia: Members of the Palestine Action
Group gather ahead of a rally in Sydney.
France: Police entered prestigious Sciences Po university and
removed student activists after overnight sit-in on Friday in Paris.
Portland: Police detain a protester who re-occupied the
Portland State University Library building on Friday.
Canada: Protesters in support of Palestinians
at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS
 Police move in to
clear NYU encampment,
US campus arrests grow
to 2,200 in pro-Palestini-
an protests
 Air India will resume
its services between
Delhi and Tel Aviv with
five weekly flights from
May 16, the airline said
 Police have arrested
more than 2,100 people
during pro-Palestinian
protests at college
campuses across the
United States in recent
weeks, sometimes using
riot gear, tactical vehicles
and flash-bang devices to
clear tent encampments
and occupied buildings
Studentsacrosstheworld
protestoverGaza:Report
Navin Sharma
Jaipur
Senior IPS Ravi Prakash
Meharda assumed the
charge of DG ACB on
Friday, which was lying
vacant for the last few
months. After assuming
the charge of DG ACB,
Meharda met all the top
officials of ACB and
chaired a meeting with
them. The DG also
sought suggestions from
officers so that ACB’s
functioning can be fur-
ther improved. While
speaking to media after
assuming the charge,
Meharda said that his full
focus will be on strength-
ening the reach of ACB
to the masses and taking
strict action against the
corrupt and pending cas-
es will be resolved soon.
Regarding the shortage
of personnel, he vowed
to address it with the
government to expedite
ACB operations.
On prosecution sanc-
tion and the pending
17-A case, he deferred to
officials of the respective
department, refraining to
comment about the same.
“Many important steps
will be taken towards fur-
ther expanding the reach
of ACB,” Ravi Prakash
Meharda said.
On Friday, former
CM Ashok Gehlot
canceled his birth-
day plans and visited Am-
ethi. Sonia Gandhi wished
Gehlot on his birthday. CM
Bhajan Lal Sharma also
wished Gehlot  prayed for
his good health and long
life. The workers of Jodhpur
Congress District Com-
mittee celebrated Gehlot’s
birthday as a ‘Service Day’
with various events.
They served at Shri Krishna
Chand Gaushala and Nim-
banimbadi Leprosy Ashram,
provided food to children at
Kamla Nehru Nagar’s blind
school, and assisted the
needy at Apnaghar Ashram.
Naresh Sharma
‘LUCKY 11’RAS TO SOON BECOME IAS AS DoP SHOOTS
LETTER TO UPSC FOR SELECTION BOARD MEETING!
Rajendra Chhabra
Jaipur
here is good
news for the
senior RAS of-
ficials, who are hoping to
get promoted to the IAS
cadre. The Department of
Personnel has sent a re-
quest letter to the Union
government (UPSC) to
call a Selection Board’s
meeting,thedateofwhich
may be given to the DoP
anytime.
The promotions are to
be done against the va-
cancy of December 2023
and under normal cir-
cumstances, this request
letter should have been
sent in January or Febru-
ary, but since the ACR of
five RAS officers, who
fall in the eligibility zone,
was not received, hence,
the matter was pending.
Now, the DoPhas sent the
request letter with a panel
of requisite names under
new provisions where
ACR is not needed.
11 RAS have to be pro-
moted against a vacancy
of 11. While 8 vacancies
are owing to the retire-
ment of promotee IAS
under the regular system;
there are an extra 3 vacan-
cies, two of which have
occurred due to the volun-
tary retirement of IAS
Pawan Arora and Antar
Singh Nehra, while the
remaining one vacancy is
owing to promotee IAS
KC Meena’s shifting to
the RPSC.
The 11 lucky officials,
who will become IAS ac-
cording to seniority, are
ShaheenAli Khan,Akash
Tomar, Arun Kumar
Hasija, Maneesh Goyal,
AP Sharma, Matadeen
Meena, Ramswaroop
Meena, HS Barhath, RK
Sharma and Purushottam
Sharma. Interestingly,
standing at the 12 spot in
seniority, Deva Ram
Saini, may also have be-
come IAS since there was
a chance that Tarachand
Meena would take VRS,
but the DoP approved
Meena’s VRS in Feb
2024 instead of Dec
2023. Thus, this vacancy
would be counted in 2024
and not in 2023.
Notably, the RAS cad-
re fills up 33% of the
cadre strength of IAS and
under this rule, as of now,
a total of 103 RAS can
become IAS. But among
these 103, 15 % of seats
are reserved for officers
from other state services
(16 seats at present).
RAS officers seek IAS
cadre increase and end to
reservation in other state
services. HC has ordered
an interim stay on the
matter related to other
services and the RASAs-
sociation has filed an ap-
peal in the High Court.
T
08
True solitude is the peace and silence within, it
cannot be measured by the number of people
around us.
Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, CMD  Editor-in-Chief
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Postal Reg No. JPC/004/2022-24
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LandTransferissue: AgriMinDr
MeenathanksCMforswiftaction
Aishwary Pradhan
Jaipur
After a written complaint
by theAgriculture Minis-
ter regarding the transfer
of Horticulture Depart-
ment land on the main
road in Alwar city to
ERCP, the Bhajanlal gov-
ernment has cancelled
the land allotment. A
case of Water Resources
Dept land in Bikaner for
ERCP has also been can-
celled.
Agriculture Minister
Dr Kirodi Lal Meena had
written a letter to CM
Bhajan Lal Sharma re-
garding the transfer of
the land of ‘Rajhans
Nursery’ of the Horticul-
ture Department on the
main road of Alwar to
ERCP and auctioning it.
Before that, the Principal
Secretary of the Agricul-
ture and Horticulture De-
partment, Vaibhav Ga-
laria, had written a letter
to ACS Abhay Kumar of
the Water Resources De-
partment, demanding
cancellation of the land
allotment. The land of the
Industries Department
was transferred to the
Water Resources Depart-
ment, but the name trans-
fer wasn’t completed,
whereas, the Water Re-
sources Department auc-
tioned the land. The Ag-
riculture Minister dis-
closed in a letter to CM
that sale of Industries
Dept land, valued at Rs
45 cr, for only Rs 9 cr
amounted to defrauding
the govt of Rs 35 crore.
This is not just one
case, but many such cas-
es may come to light in
Rajasthan. Taking the
matter seriously, the CM
cancelled land allotment
inAlwar. Similarly, in the
Bikaner case, all further
actions have been halted,
and the land auction can-
celled. Dr Meena alleges
collusion among ERCP
Commission officials.
“Today, the land is worth
Rs 45 cr in market price.
If UIT sells this land, it
can sell for up to Rs 50 cr.
District Collector of Al-
war was unaware of
sale”he said. Meena
questioned the silence of
Industries Department,
urging investigation.
Dinesh Dangi
Amethi
Once again, the bond be-
tween Gehlot and the
Gandhi family was evi-
dent on Friday as Ashok
Gehlot joined Rahul
Gandhi’s nomination.
InitiallyinAhmedabad,
Gehlot promptly flew to
Delhi upon Rahul’s nom-
ination from Rae Bareli.
Gehlot travelled along-
side Sonia, Rahul, and
Priyanka Gandhi in a
special plane, joined by
Kharge and Venugopal.
All leaders extended
birthday wishes to Ge-
hlot.
Meanwhile, a picture
of Priyanka and Gehlot
travelling together in the
same car made headlines.
They were present for
Rahul Gandhi’s nomina-
tions from Rae Bareli as
well as Amethi.
Gehlot’s participation
in Rahul’s nomination
underscores his strong
bond with the Gandhi
family, making his birth-
day memorable.
Now, Ashok Gehlot
will assume a significant
role in the Rae Bareli
election campaign in
days to come.
First India Bureau
Pune
During her stay in Maha-
rashtra on Friday, Deputy
CM Diya Kumari par-
ticipated in ‘Rajasthani
Samaj Sammelan’organ-
ised by BJP Overseas
Cell, Rajasthan (Pune
Branch).
National General Secy
Vijaya Rahatkar, Pali MP
PPChoudhary, Hawama-
hal MLA Balmukund
Acharya, Maharashtra
BJP V-P Rajesh Pandey,
Maharashtra BJYM
Vice- President Nivedita,
Pune BJP President
Dheeraj Ghate, Shaina
NC, Convener Overseas
Cell Rajasthan Shriku-
mar Lakhotiya, Pune Lok
Sabha in-charge Shrinath
Bhimale, program organ-
isers Suresh Dharmawat
and Narsingh Rajpurohit,
Rajasthani Samaj Sangh
Pune President Magraj
Rathi, nationalist bhajan
singer Prakash Mali, var-
ious officials, workers, 
others were present dur-
ing the programme.
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma Dr Kirodi Lal Meena
Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi with Ashok Gehlot
and KC Venugopal at Fursatganj Airport in Amethi dist on Friday.
Diya Kumari being felicitated during the ‘Rajasthani Samaj
Sammelan’ held at Pune on Friday.
Alwar, Bikaner land deals scrapped. No
ERCP land auctions planned. Future
auctions follow policy, says Min SS Rawat
Dimple Sharma
Jaipur
On Friday, RSS’s senior
functionary Pradeep
Khandekar passed away
after which CM Bhajan
Lal Sharma expressed
his condolences on so-
cial media saying, “The
news of demise of sen-
ior Swayamsevak of
RSS Shri Pradeep
Khandekar is deeply
saddening. He dedicated
his entire life to social
service, fulfilling vari-
ous responsibilities
within the Sangh. May
the Almighty provide
strength to bereaved
family.” Dey CM Diya
Kumari tweeted, “The
demise senior RSS
Swayamsevak Pradeep
Khandekar Ji saddens
me deeply. May Lord
Ram grant peace to the
departed soul  strength
to the bereaved family.”
CM Sharma  Dy CM condole
RSS functionary’s demise
Gehlot’s presence at Rahul’s
nomination signals strong bond
DiyaKumariattends‘Rajasthani
SamajSammelan’inMaharashtra
Sikkim CM Tamang visits Brahma
Kumaris, lauds their good work
Raj Cong leaders hail RaGa’s
candidacy from Raebareli
CM Bhajan Lal
Sharma
Dy CM Diya
Kumari
SEVERAL EVENTS MARK FORMER CM ASHOK GEHLOT’S BIRTHDAY
Vaibhav Gehlot, Bhawani Shankar Mali and others during the
blood donation camp organised by Mahatma Jyotiba Phule
National Institute at Vidyadhar Nagar in Jaipur to mark former
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s birthday on Friday.
Ravi Prakash Meharda (L)
assumes the charge of DG ACB
as Hemant Priyadarshy (R) is
bid farewell in Jaipur on Friday.
Manoj Chourasia
Sirohi
Sikkim Chief Minister
Prem Singh Tamang vis-
ited Brahma Kumaris
Shantivan in Sirohi’s
Abu Road with his fam-
ily where he was given a
warm welcome at Peace
Cottage of Manmohini-
van on Friday. He is on a
two-day visit.
Tamang had a courtesy
meeting with Joint Chief
Administrator Rajyogini
BK Munni Didi. He was
felicitated with a shawl
and a memento.
The CM said, “With
the blessings of God, the
dream of coming to the
headquarters of Brahma
Kumaris has been ful-
filled. I have been wait-
ing to come here for
years, I am very happy.
Very commendable ser-
vices are being rendered
by the institute in Sik-
kim.”
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Leaders from Rajasthan
Congress expressed hap-
piness over the decision
of Rahul Gandhi contest-
ing the election from
Raebareli.
Former CM Ashok
Gehlot extended his
heartiest congratulations
to Rahul Gandhi on be-
ing nominated as a can-
didate from the Rae
Bareli parliamentary
constituency.
“We have full confi-
dence that you will re-
ceive the blessings of the
people,” said Ashok Ge-
hlot, expressing his joy
over this decision. “We
will fulfill the resolution
to bring justice to all
through the victory of the
Congress.”
Speaking about Rahul
Gandhi’s electoral battle
from Rae Bareli, former
deputy CM Sachin Pilot
said, “The resolve with
which Rahul embarked
on the journey of Bharat
Jodo Nyay has reached
every household. There
is a connection of public
sentiment with the re-
solve for justice.”
“I believe that the im-
mense support and affec-
tion of the people of Rae
Bareli will be with you,”
he added. “And Con-
gress will register a sig-
nificant victory from this
parliamentary constitu-
ency.”
PCC Chief Govind
Singh Dotasra posted on
social media saying,
“Congratulations to Shri
Rahul Gandhi on his can-
didacy from Rae Bareli.
With UP’s unwavering
love and support, victo-
ry is assured, fulfilling
our commitment to jus-
tice for all.”
Prem Singh Tamang
Strengthening ACB’s reach to the
masses is my top priority: ACB DG
Ashok Gehlot GS Dotasra Sachin Pilot
Meaningful discussions
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla calls upon Vice-President
Jagdeep Dhankhar at the latter’s office in the Parliament
House in New Delhi on Friday. Both the leaders discussed
various topics during their meeting.
PMO HOLDS FATE OF
IAS CADRE EXPANSION
The matter related
to increasing the IAS
cadre strength is
pending for the past three
years. The current strength
is of 253 officials and under
rules, an increase of five
percent should happen
generally. Therefore, over
the past three years, the
pendency has incresed to
14 percent, but the State
Government has demanded
an increase of 15 percent
and cited the example of
other states. The Union
Government is not in favour
of this increase and word is
that the matter is pending in
PMO for final decision.
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s the weather
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and warm in
spring, our bodies get used to it.
But these weather changes can
affect our health, especially our
hearts. Just like the weather
changes, the risks of heart prob-
lems change too. Varicose veins
aren't just about how we look;
they can affect how we feel every
day. They can make us uncom-
fortable, cause pain, and even
lead to serious problems if we
don't take care of them.
What are Varicose Veins?
Varicose veins occur when the
valves within the veins weaken or
become damaged, leading to
blood pooling and causing the
veins to swell and become en-
larged. While they can develop
anywhere in the body, they most
commonly appear in the legs due
to the increased pressure on the
veins from standing and walking.
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veins, there are still misconcep-
tions surrounding this condition.
Many individuals believe it is sim-
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cause. However, varicose veins
can lead to more severe complica-
tions such as ulcers, blood clots,
and skin changes if left untreated.
Causes of Varicose Veins?
Varicose Veins may form
whenever blood pressure
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ception that varicose
veins are solely a prob-
lem for the elderly.
While age can
be a contributing factor, varicose
veins can affect individuals of any
age, especially those with a fam-
ily history of the condition, obe-
sity, or who spend prolonged pe-
riods standing or sitting.
How is Interventional Radiology
moreeffectiveforVaricoseVeins?
This probe transmits laser energy
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Raising awareness about vari-
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lasting results
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downtime.
VaricoseVeins
CosmeticConcerns
A
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Bansal
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  • 1. Jaipur, Saturday | May 4, 2024 RNI NUMBER: RAJENG/2019/77764 | VOL 5 | ISSUE NO. 327 | PAGES 12 | `3.00 Rajasthan’s Own English Newspaper SENSEX 73,878.15 732.96 BSE 22,475.85 172.35 NIFTY firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Now enter new world of entertainment with First India. Click or Scan to download our own OTT 1st India+ DURING MODI’S HIGH-OCTANE 3 PUBLIC RALLIES IN WB, THE PM SAYS... RaGa THROWS HIS HAT IN THE RING! WBBJPWILLFIGHTFORWOMEN ...THISIS‘MODIKIGUARANTEE’ Amethi’s 1st non-Gandhi contender in 25 years Congress leader KL Sharma files nomination from Amethi Moni Sharma Amethi For the first time in 25 years, no Gandhi family member will be running for election in Amethi, a Lok Sabha constituency in UP that has long been associated with Gandhis. Since 1967, Amethi has been represented by Gan- dhi family member, ex- cept for 1970s and 1990s. On Friday, Congress can- didate from Amethi for Lok Sabha polls, Kishori Lal Sharma filed his nom- ination. He said that elec- tion is just a formality and who will win or who will lose it’s in people’s hands and we will work hard.  PM Modi’s ‘Daro mat, Bhago mat’ taunt at Rahul Gandhi’s Raebareli nomination  Will not spare those who played with future of WB’s children: Modi attacks TMC First India Bureau Bardhaman/Krishnanagar Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he has asked the West Ben- gal BJP unit to create a separate legal cell to pro- vide help to “genuine teachers and candidates” who have lost jobs due to the SSC scam. While ad- dressing an election rally at Bardhaman-Durgapur, Modi said “Although he wants those involved in corruption by the TMC to be punished but doesn’t want the inno- cent to suffer.” Meanwhile, during the PM’s rally, soon after Ra- hul filed his nominations from Raebareli, Modi as- serted, ‘The result of this election is clear. No need for any opinion polls. I had said this earlier, ‘she- hzada’ (Rahul) will also lose from Wayanad. And will therefore look for a 2nd seat.’‘And now he is scared to fight at Amethi and ran away to Raebare- li. I want to tell him, ‘Daro Mat, Bhago Mat’,’ the PM Modi said. P5 PM Narendra Modi greets supporters during impromptu road show ahead of public meeting in Krishnanagar on Friday. PM Narendra Modi being felicitated during a rally at WB’s Bardhaman on Friday. There is only one dream of Modi is to fulfill your dreams. I need blessings so that I can serve you all and the country. I have nothing with me. You are all family to me. All I have is you and I will only work for your children. NARENDRA MODI, PRIME MINISTER WHY PRIYANKA IS NOT CONTESTING POLLS? WHAT CONGRESS SAID... When Sonia Gandhi announced her deci- sion to quit electoral politics and not seek re-election from Raebareli, there were reports that Congress may opt for Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to carry forward her legacy in seat that has been a family bastion for decades. Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh said that Priyanka is cam- paigning vigorously and is single-handedly silencing Modi’s lies. The way she responded to canards that the Prime Minister was spreading on abolition of estate duty in March 1985 was a stinging rebuke. That is why it was important that she should not be limited to just one constituency. Raebareli surprise unfolds... Congress leader and candidate from Raebareli constituency Rahul Gandhi files his nomination in presence of Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, party leaders Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra, for the Lok Sabha elections, in Raebareli on Friday. Rahul Gandhi said that my nomination as candidate from Raebareli was an emotional moment for me! P5 Congress candidate from Amethi constituency Kishori Lal Sharma files his nomination, for the LS polls, in Amethi district on Friday. AMETHI - 2019 Smriti Irani defeated Rahul Gandhi by more than 55,000 votes AMETHI - 2014 Rahul Gandhi defeated Smriti Irani by more than 1.07 lakh votes SMRITI IRANI’S FIRST RESPONSE AFTER RAHUL DUMPS AMETHI After Rahul Gandhi was named by the Congress as its candidate from Raebareli Lok Sabha seat, Union Min- ister and BJP’s candidate from Amethi, Smriti Irani Friday said that Congress party has conceded defeat from the constituency even before a vote was cast, adding that the Oppn would not have fielded a “proxy candidate” (KL Sharma) if they were hopeful about the outcome of the LS election. LOK SABHA ELECTION FEVER GAINS MOMENTUM CM Bhajan Lal Sharma’s popularity peaks on campaign trail across nation Aishwary Pradhan Jaipur hief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma’s popu- larity is on the rise as he takes his campaign trail to Gujarat, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Delhi ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The Chief Minister has been addressing public meetings, conducting roadshows to support the party candidates outside Rajasthan too. Having already engaged in extensive electioneer- ing in these states, CM Bhajan Lal is expected to venture into Maharash- tra, Telangana, and sev- eral other states in the coming days. After the hectic poll schedule, on Friday in Jaipur, Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma was bustling with activity, meeting with people and addressing governmental matters, showcasing his dedication towards ful- filling his duties. Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma being felicitated by ‘Nari Shakti’ during public meeting, ahead of LS polls in Jharkhand on April 30. C IN BRIEF ‘Vemula was not Dalit, clean chit to accused’ Hyderabad: Telangana Police on Friday filed a closure report in the Ro- hith Vemula death case and absolved the then Secunderabad MP Bandaru Dattatreya, N Ramachander Rao, Appa Rao and Smriti Irani. Tihar prisoner stabbed to death by his inmate New Delhi: An inmate was killed inside jail number 3 of Tihar Jail after an altercation with another prisoner on Fri- day. The deceased, Deepak, 29 years, was lodged in prison in rob- bery-cum-murder case. Pakistan devotees pay obeisance at Ram Lalla Ayodhya: Around 250 devotees from 34 dis- tricts of Sindh province of Pakistan on Friday paid obeisance to Ram Lalla in Ayodhya, Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Samvad Kendra official said. Ex-Cong leader Sanjay Nirupam joins Shiv Sena Mumbai: Former Con- gress leader Sanjay Nirupam, along with his wife and daughter, joined Eknath Shinde- led Shiv Sena on Friday. He said that I have tak- en a decision after 20 years, joining Shiv Sena is like a ‘ghar wapasi’. Smrit Irani interacts with media personnel in Amethi on Friday. May hear Kejriwal’s bail plea due to LS polls: SC First India Bureau New Delhi The Supreme Court on Friday said it may con- sider a question of inter- im bail to Delhi Chief MinisterArvind Kejriwal in the liquor policy scam case in view of general elections. “We will keep the mat- ter on Tuesday morning now, and since it is going to take time, we may hear you on the questions of interim bail due to the elections, so please be prepared to answer on that,” a bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Di- pankar Datta told Addi- tional Solicitor General SV Raju, appearing for the Enforcement Direc- torate (ED). The court also said it will be considering be- cause of the position that Kejriwal holds, should he be allowed to sign offi- cial files or not. The court was hearing a plea by Kejriwal challenging va- lidity of his March 21 ar- rest by the ED in a money laundering case arising out of liquor policy scam. ‘Come prepared’ for the interim bail plea on May 7, SC asks ED We may grant bail, we may not grant bail, so do not assume anything. SC BENCH First India Bureau New Delhi Iran has announced the release of all crew mem- bers aboard the Portu- guese-flagged cargo ship MSC Aries, which in- cluded 17 Indians among its 25-member crew. The release was discussed by Iranian foreign minister Amir Abdollahian dur- ing a telephone conver- sation with Estonian for- eign minister Margus Tsahkna on Friday, as per an Iranian readout. Among the 17 Indian crew members of the Is- raeli-linked container vessel was Ann Tessa Joseph, the only female cadet. She was released several days after the tanker was captured by Iranian military forces on April 13. First India Bureau New Delhi Revising its travel advi- sory for Iran and Israel, the government on Fri- day advised Indian na- tionals to remain vigilant while travelling to these countries and remain in touch with the Indian em- bassies there. ”We con- tinue to closely monitor the situation in the re- gion. We have also noted that Iran and Israel have opened their airspace for several days now,” the Ministry of External Af- fairs (MEA) spokesper- son Randhir Jaiswal said. First India Bureau Ottawa Canadian police have re- portedly arrested mem- bers of an alleged hit squad linked to the kill- ing of Khalistani separa- tist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in the province of British Columbia in June last year. Members of the hit squad are alleged to have played different roles as shooters, drivers and spotters on the day Nijjar was killed at the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey, the media reports said. The men were re- portedly arrested on Fri- day. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police were not immediately available for comment. India is also yet to release any of- ficial statement on the matter. Canadian police are reportedly also inves- tigating possible links to three additional murders. Iran releases all 17 Indian crew of MSC Aries India revises travel advisory for Iran, Israel Canada arrests suspects in Nijjar’s killing: Report
  • 2. 2 accused in custody of TN & Raj Police in Sanchore on Friday. Sanchore: The AGTF PHQ squad apprehended two criminals from Sanchore who were wanted in connec- tion with an armed robbery at Krishna Jewelers show- room in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and theft of gold and silver jewellery. Dinesh MN, ADGP AGTF and Crime, stated that apprehended defendants are Suresh and Ashok. Members of this group were also implicated in heist of 12 kg of gold in Gujarat. On April 15, miscreants robbed Krishna Jewelers in Chennai, looting 4 kg of gold and 13 kg of silver jewelry at gunpoint. Gold jewelry, as well as 4 kg of silver jewelry, have been found. Both have been handed over to TN Police team. First India Bureau Jaipur Dengue fever has already begun to spread through- out the state. Dengue positive cases have risen dramatically in many parts of the state, and dengue wreaks havoc following the rains. This time, dengue fever is spreading twice as quick- ly as last year. 760 dengue cases have been reported in the last four months. Dengue fe- ver typically manifests itself after the rainy sea- son, but it is increasingly more noticeable in March-April, even in the hottest months. Districts such as Jaipur, Bikaner, Kota, and Pratapgarh are particularly affected. While 132 cases of ma- laria, 70 cases of chi- kungunya, and 181 cas- es of scrub typhus have been reported thus far, the medical depart- ment’s statistics show 1003 cases of swine flu. First India Bureau Jaipur The preparations for As- sistant Professor, Librari- an & PTI Exam-2023 to be conducted by Ra- jasthan Public Service Commissionfor27differ- ent subjects from May 16 to June 2 are being final- ized. The RPSC Secy said that in order to con- duct these examinations inafairway,theCommis- sion will take samples of the handwriting of the candidates on the attend- ance sheet. Besides, a large photograph of the candidate will be printed on the attendance sheet so that the invigilators iden- tify dummy candidates. RAJASTHAN GIRLS SHINE BRIGHT IN INDIAN ARMY 6 Raj Agniveer women report to military police First India Bureau Jaipur eadquarters Re- cruiting Zone, Jaipur informed that six women candi- dates from the state of Rajasthan joined Indian Army on 01 May 2024. These candidates have started their training at Corps of Military Police Centre, Bangalore on 01 May 2024. It has added to the glorious tradition of the state of Rajasthan being the foremost in serving the Armed Forc- es of the nation as well as represents the growing empowerment of women in the state. Three of the candidates in merit list hail from ARO, Jhunj- hunu representing Jhunj- hunu, Bikaner and Churu districts and three are from ARO, Jodhpur rep- resenting Nagaur district. All of these distin- guished candidates have secured very high marks upto their Senior Second- ary examinations and one of them is a graduate in Arts Stream. All of them performed exceeding well in screening tests and secured first six posi- tion among all candi- dates. As these brave women embark on this new chapter of their lives, Headquarters Re- cruiting Zone, Jaipur ex- tends their best wishes to them for a rewarding ca- reer in Indian Army. (Left) Three selected candidates for Agniveer from Jhunjhunu ARO posing for the group photo with Indian Army officials on Friday. (Right) Three selected candidates from Jodhpur ARO. H RAJASTHAN 02 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Saturday | May 4, 2024 2.5-yr-oldwhowasabductedwhile playingoutsidehome,rescued Satyanarayan Sharma Jaipur In a shocking incident, a two-and-a-half-year-old girl was reportedly kid- napped while she was playing outside her house in Mansarovar area of Jaipur on Thursday but timely action by police has helped in bringing the girl back safely. The CCTVfootage of the inci- dentshowedawomanand a 15-year-old with child. During investigation, it came to light that the woman had cut the girl’s hairaftertakingheralong. Police said that the son of the accused woman had diedduringCovidandshe wanted to bring her up as her son and got her hair cut. The accused woman and her daughter are be- ing interrogated. SHO (Mansarovar) Ra- jendra Godara said that the father, Ratan Singh, who lives near Sector-45 Power House, registered a complaint. Vartika was playing inside the house but without the family re- alising, she went out. When they did not find her, the family searched extensively. But she was not found. The girl’s mother and elder sister were present in the house at the time of the incident. Timely action by police helped in bringing girl back safely Crime shakes State 2 ACCUSED OF ROBBERY AT JEWELERS SHOWROOM OF CHENNAI CAUGHT IN SANCHORE RAPE, MURDER ACCUSED'S HOUSE SET ON FIRE BY VICTIM'S KIN IN DAUSA 2 GUARDS PROVIDING MOBILES IN JAIL HELD Ajmer: Significant action has been taken in Ajmer High Security Jail. Two high-security jail guards have been arrested. Mobile phones were provided to gangsters in cooperation. Hardcore criminals were issuing extortion threats via mobile. Police apprehend gang members, including henchmen and miscreants. Dausa: The relatives of a rape & murder victim allegedly set accused’s house on fire in Dausa, police said on Friday. According to police, the incident occurred on Thursday night. However, no one was present in house. Superintendent of Police Ranjeeta Sharma said that a married woman was alleg- edly raped and murdered on April 27 and her body was found the next day. The accused in the case was ar- rested on April 29, she said. A group of people reached the accused’s house and set it on fire. The house got partially burnt, she said. ANNOYED BY GIRL’S LOVE MARRIAGE, HER FAMILY MEMBERS BEAT UP BOY, CHOP OFF NOSE IN PALI Pali: Annoyed by the girl’s love marriage, her family members broke the boy’s hands and legs and then cut off his nose with a knife and then dumped him un- der a tree in the Transport Nagar police station area of Pali district on Thursday. The girl’s family first reached their home & assured girl that they wanted to take them home. The girl and the boy happily agreed to proposal. On way, the girl’s family started beating the boy. Transport Nagar police station SHO Anita Rani said, “Chelaram (23) of Jhanwar village of Jodhpur had a court marriage with a girl from his own village in March. After appearing before the Jaipur Police, both of them agreed to live together. In April, Chellaram along with his wife shifted to a rented house.” Sandeep Rathore SARPANCHES’ FAMILY FIRES BULLET, 1 DEAD 2 HURT IN BHARATPUR Bharatpur: Vio- lence erupted in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district as a sarpanch and his son opened fire on three brothers due to elec- tion rivalry. Tragically, a young man succumbed to a gunshot wound to his shoulder, bleeding to death. Attempting to escape, two broth- ers were mercilessly beaten with sticks and sharp weapons, sus- taining severe injuries including broken arms and legs. The harrow- ing incident unfolded in Lakhanpur village, sparking widespread concern in the com- munity. Prompt police intervention saw the injured swiftly trans- ported to a hospital for urgent medical atten- tion. This reprehensible act underscores the escalating tensions sur- rounding the electoral contest in the region, casting a shadow over the democratic process. It’s thandathandacool cool for Rani at NBP In this scorching summers, Nahargarh Biological Park is using water cannons to keep tigress Rani, cool. While Rani enjoys the shower, tourists are thrilled to see her jumping around with joy. Nirmal Tiwari Jaipur In Nahargarh Biological Park(NBP),tigress‘Rani’ enjoys regular cool show- ers, courtesy of a water cannon. The refreshing showers not only relieve stress but also help main- tainherbodytemperature, delighting visitors with her playful leaps. According to RO Jag- dish Sharma, the special provision of cold water is aimed at protecting wild- life from the scorching heat. This initiative in- cludes bathing, cooling, anddietaryadjustmentsto ensure effective wildlife management amid sea- sonal changes. MLA Bhati gets 2 PSOs amid security threats Ensure 100% admission of 6-yr-old kids of Anganwadis to Class 1: Krishna Kunal First India Bureau Jaipur On Friday, a meeting was held in the Education Complex regarding the National Education Poli- cy 2020. Secretary Krish- na Kunal was addressing the review meeting of the National Edu Policy or- ganized in Education Complex wherein the Education Dept, College Education, Medical Dept, Social Justice and Em- powerment Depts among others were included. He gave instructions to completethetasksallotted to the Empowerment and Tribal Development De- partment on time and to regularly review the pro- gress by organizing meet- ings of the implementa- tion committees. Kunal also directed special ef- forts to connect the socio- economically deprived, tribal areas, nomads and animal herders with qual- ity education and instruct- ed them to make efforts and coordinate with Ma- Badi centers to ensure ad- mission in Class 5 to all the students who have passed Class 4. He stressed on ensuring 100% admission of 6 year old children registered in Anganwadi centres. Death threat to Raj Min Babulal Kharadi again SMS investment corporation gets relief from court Gopal Lodha Gogunda Raj Govt cabinet minister Babulal Kharadi has once again received death threats. The threat has been given on minister’s Instagram from a profile named ‘Tribal King 007’. After the threat, minis- ter’s PSO registered a case at Kotra police sta- tion. In Instagram post, a written threat was given in the name of tribal king 007 and the message read, “Politics will continue to be on one side, but you Kharadi, improve in time, and if you do not improve in time, then you are a guest of only a few days and you will be killed without any hesitation.” First India Bureau Jaipur SMS investment corpora- tion company associated with the former royal family has got one more relief from the court. The family which was occupying the Rambagh staff quarter for the last about 70 years will have to vacate that. Addition- al Chief Metropolitan Magistrate-5 has consid- ered the occupants as encroachers. The court has also accepted the company’s right to mesne profit and rent amount. Actually the company had filed a case against one sher singh and his mother Sushila Devi in the year 2004. JDAsquaddismantles5new illegalcoloniesinanaction First India Bureau Jaipur The Jaipur Development Authority’s enforcement squad fully dismantled 05 new unlawful colonies on around 20 bighas of pri- vate agricultural land in Zone-14 during the initial stage. In Diggi Road Ban- ya Wali district of Jaipur, approximately 3 Bigha of total 06 Bigha of private agricultural land was ac- quired. Two additional unlawful colonies were created under the names “BalajiVihar-I” and “Bal- aji Vihar-II”. JDA flat- tened approximately 06 bighas of private agricul- tural land in Jaipur dis- trict, which was turned into “Shri Ram Nagar”. In the village of Lakh- na, JDA leveled around 04 Bigha of privately held agricultural land. The en- forcement squad disman- tled the new unlawful colony as soon as they received knowledge that it had been established. 760+ cases of dengue reported in 4 months Round of competitive examinations will start again from May 16 in Raj First India Bureau Barmer Sheo MLA Ravindra Singh Bhati has been granted security, as con- firmed by First India News. Barmer Police dis- patched two PSOs to pro- tect Bhati. One in PSO uniform and one in plain uniform will constantly accompany him. Yester- day, First India reported that Bhati had been granted security. Ravin- dra Singh Bhati received protection as per the govt’s directives. Notably, the Rajasthan police have arrested a man for threatening an Independent MLA from Sheo (Barmer), Ravindra Singh Bhati, in the name of gangster Rohit Godara. Bhati recently contested the Lok Sabha elections from Barmer as an Independent candi- date. Barmer SP Naren- dra Singh Meena said on Thursday that the ac- cused, Mangaram, had given the threat on social media a few days back. After investigation, the accused was arrested. MLA Ravindra Singh Bhati As soon as information about the incident was received, officials from Manpur and Sikandra police station reached the spot, but they were also pelted with stones. The glass of the police car was broken due to stone pelting in Dausa on Friday. Fair play: RPSC to take candidates’ handwriting samples on attendance sheets Water cannons are keeping Tigress Rani cool amidst this scorching summer heat at Nahargarh HANDWRITING SAMPLE WILL BE TAKEN: RPSC The attendance sheet is also attached with the admit card issued by the Commission. The candidate will have to write one sentence in the pres- ence of the invigilator in the space provided at the bottom of the attendance sheet. After this, candidate will confirm the sentence written by him by signing. 1,82,257 CANDIDATES FOR 2,033 POSTS Chief Examination Controller of the Rajasthan Public Service Commission, Ashutosh Gupta said that examinations for a total of 2033 posts in 27 subjects will be conducted at Ajmer and Jaipur district headquarters. 1 lakh 82,257 candidates have been registered for the examination. CRIME ROUNDUP BJYM STARTS ‘EK PARINDA MERA BHI’ CAMPAIGN BJP Yuva Morcha’s ‘Ek Parinda Mera Bhi’ cam- paign started on Friday from Ashok Vihar Bal Udyan located in C- Scheme, Jaipur. BJYM District President Surendra Singh Pu- ruvanshi said that the workers of Yuva Mor- cha Jaipur City District, under the leadership of State President Ankit Gurjar Chechi, put up more than two dozen parindas. BJP Yuva Morcha State President Ankit Gurjar Chechi said that the campaign will run till May 17. The Morcha will arrange at least 100 parindas for birds and a cement tank for animals at mandal level. JDA bulldozer seen in action on Friday. Krishna Kunal along with other officials in meeting on Friday. Injured being treated in a Dausa hospital on Friday. z Dengue cases 760 z Malaria cases 132 z Chikungunya cases 70 z Scrub typhus cases 181 z Swine flu cases 1,003 SEASONAL DISEASES
  • 3. RAJASTHAN 03 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Saturday | May 4, 2024 INTERNATIONAL LEOPARD DAY Jhalana favourite leopard reserve of country, leopard population hits 721 Nirmal Tiwari Jaipur s we celebrate International Leopard Day on Friday, Jhalana con- tinues to be the favorite leopard reserve of the country. Jaipur is an ex- ample of better coordi- nation between humans and wildlife with the movement of about 100 leopards inside the capi- tal and its periphery. Jaipur is the only city in the world where two leopard safaris are un- derway and prepara- tions for the third one is on. Jhalana has more than 40 leopards and more than 20 each are in Amagarh, Naha- rgarh, Ramgarh, Achrol, and Bassi. There has also been an increase in the popu- lation of leopards in the country. The number of leopards has reached 13874 in 2023 as com- pared to 12852 in 2018. Madhya Pradesh has the highest of 3907 leop- ards followed by 1985 in Maharashtra, Karna- taka 1879, Tamil Nadu 1070. In Rajast- han, the number of leopards has reached 721. Project Leopard was started at Jhalana. Navin Sharma Jaipur Additional Chief Secre- tary, Home Department, Anand Kumar, during a meeting of the Anti Nar- cotics Task Force (ANTF), Rajasthan at the Government Secre- tariat on Friday, said that to achieve the goal of a drug-free India, it is most important to make the young generation aware about its ill ef- fects. He directed that along with strict moni- toring of purchase and sale of intoxicants, sur- prise inspection of paan and tea stalls near educa- tional institutions should be done regularly. Kumar told the offi- cials to keep a watch on the transportation route of drugs and the illegal sale of Schedule H drugs. He said that to make the state drug- free, all the departments concerned will have to work in coordination. He said, “A pledge should be made from time to time in educa- tional institutions re- garding a drug-free state and a joint campaign for destruction of poppy straw in the state should be done.” He also took infor- mation from the offic- ers regarding the com- pliance of the instruc- tions given by the Chief Secretary in the previ- ously held meeting of the State Level Com- mittee of Narco Coor- dination Center (NCORD) and gave necessary guidelines. Vimal KOthari Jaipur JKJ Jewelers and Joshi Group have unveiled a web of undisclosed turnover, hid- den cash, and questionable transactions. With raids spanning multiple locations in Jaipur, Delhi, and Kolka- ta, officials have already de- tected an undisclosed turn- over of Rs 425 crore, primar- ily from JKJ Jewelers and Joshi Group. Cash worth Rs 3.25 crore, jewelry valued at Rs 45 crore, and significant investments were found in locked lockers, along with discrepancies in accounting, including unrecorded sales of Rs 400 crore and missing gold stock. IT Dept seized cash worth Rs 1.10 cr 114 grams of gold. First India Bureau Jaipur The Jawahar Circle po- lice presented the five ac- cused in court on Friday in a case related to issu- ing fake NOCs for organ transplant. Suman Jana and Sukhmay Nandi were arrested on Thurs- day and were sent in re- mand till May 8. Suman is the director of Med Safar, a company that provides donors and receivers. Judge Manish Sharma has sent SMS AAO Gaurav Singh, For- tis Hospital’s organ coor- dinator Vinod Singh and Giriraj Sharma to jail till May 17. ACP Gandhi- nagar Gopal Dhaka had arrested the three ac- cused from jail. The investigation re- port of the state level committee is still awaited. First India Bureau Jaipur The State govt has cre- ated a programme moni- toring unit for the resolu- tion of ‘Viksit Rajasthan’. The unit has been formed under the direction of the Principal Secretary of UDH and includes the JDA Commissioner, Housing Commissioner, Local Body Director others. A blueprint will also be prepared for Ur- ban Development and the blueprint will be prepared as per the needs of the next 23 yrs. First India Bureau Kota The Kota district admin- istration is on high alert after several coaching students committed in the last few months. Ra- vindra Goswami, the District Collector, boost- ed students’ morale as a motivational speaker. A coaching student stood in front of the collector and stated, “My father is very concerned about my re- sults.” The District Col- lector conducts motiva- tional workshops for NEET-UG students. Naresh Sharma Jaipur After the dissolution of the executive of former Chief Minister’s son Vaibhav Gehlot, now sons of BJP leaders are entering poli- tics through cricket. After Rajendra Rathore’s son Parakram Singh and Ga- jendra Singh’s son Dhananjay Singh, now the name of Education Minis- ter Madan Dilawar’s son Pawan Dilawar has also been included. Pawan Di- lawar, on Friday, became the unopposed treasurer of Baran District Cricket As- sociation. Dilawar said that work- ing for the welfare of cricket and taking it for- ward is his first priority. “Baran has no cricket ground and making one here will be my priority,” he said. On the question of contesting the elections of RCA, Dilawar said that he would rethink the sugges- tions of his friends and col- leagues regarding this. At present, Parakram Singh, son of former lead- er of opposition Rajendra Rathore, is holding the post of President of Churu District Cricket Associa- tion in RCA. First India Bureau Jaipur In the ongoing campaign against illicit gravel mining, special Mines Department teams acted quickly on the second day, forcing the mining gang to flee. The second day saw 28 cases of il- legal gravel and 27 cases of masonry stone. Most of the action took place in the Kota zone. Mine Director Bhagwati Prasad Kalal stated that all squads are constantly checking their respec- tive locations, and AM- ETA is monitoring the Additional Director at the headquarters level. Superintendent Mineral Engineer Yashwant Damor and teams led by Additional Director Ma- havir Prasad Meena lodged 29 charges, and 10 FIRs, and seized 32 machines and vehicles in the Kota Zone. Vinod Singh Chouhan Jaipur The Water Resources Dept is advancing plans to divert floodwater to drought-affected re- gions. Teams have sur- veyed numerous dams to strategize diverting floodwater into drought-hit districts’ dams. They’re kicking off two projects under the River Linking Proj- ect for the Mahi River Basin. The first project, Ma- hi-Jakham-Banas River Linking, aims to irri- gate Jakham Dam’s area with Mahi Dam’s water, diverting water to multiple dams. The estimated cost is Rs 7,100 crore, with Rs 30 crore allocated for 2024-25. The second project, Mahi-Som- Jawai River Linking, involves redirecting surplus water to several dams. According to the Wa- ter Resources Depart- ment, two projects of the first phase will be completed for Rs 14,000 crores. ACS Home, Anand Kumar during a meeting of the Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF), Rajasthan at the Secretariat on Friday. Also seen are Utkal Ranjan Sahu, V.K. Singh, Ghanshyam Soni and other senior officials. Pawan Dilawar A Surpriseinspectionsneededto attaindrug-freeIndia:ACSKumar Kumar told the officials to keep a watch on the transportation route of drugs JKJjewelersJoshigroupraid: `45crgold,`3.25crcashseized JMCG MANSAROVAR ZONE OFFICIALS EYE ACTION AGAINST JKJ JEWELLERS’ ILLEGAL BUILDING Mansarovar Zone Deputy Commissioner inspected the illegal construction and preparation is on to serve notice to JKJ Jewellers here. JKJ Jewellers building is constructed illegally on the middle road of Man- sarovar. The construction was completed without setback and without land conversion. Fake NOC case: 2 accused in remand till May 8 State government launches ‘Viksit Raj’ initiative Kota Collector inspires students MinisterDilawar’sson electedtreasurerofBaran DistrictCricketAssoc. 10 FIRs 54 machines seized across Kota Relief in sight! Dark clouds hover over Statue Circle, in Jaipur on Friday. The effect of Western Disturbance has started becoming visible in Rajasthan. Light clouds have started appearing in the area bordering Pakistan since this morning. There was cloud cover and light wind in some areas of Barmer along with Jaisalmer and Sriganganagar on Friday morning. SANTOSH SHARMA Water resources dept unveils flood-drought linking projects RAJASTHANMADHYAPRADESHOFFICIALS CONFERONERCPWATER ALLOCATIONS A meeting related to ERCP will be held in Delhi on 6th May which will be attended by top officials of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh governments during which talks on the assessment of water to be received by Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan under ERCP will be held. Representational Representational Representational
  • 4. he Indian cricket fra- ternity was abuzz with excitement and speculation as the much-anticipated team se- lection for the upcoming T20 World Cup unfolded this week. Selectors steered clear of surprises and large- ly went in with a tried and tested line-up, though there were a couple of selections that caught the interest of the fans and experts alike. Rohit of course will be leading the side while his skipper in the Mumbai In- dians, Hardik Pandya, will be his deputy in the nation- al team. While the core of the team remained intact, a couple of notable exclu- sions sparked debate and raised eyebrows. Among them was the omission of Shubman Gill and Rinku Singh, both talented play- ers who had showcased their potential on various occasions. In a press con- ference held a day later after the selection, Chief selector Ajit Agarkar and Indian skipper, Rohit Shar- ma, shed light on the chal- lenging decisions, empha- sizing the team’s strategic considerations over indi- vidual performances. Both revealed that the decision to leave out Rinku Singh, despite his explo- sive batting prowess, was a calculated move aimed at maintaining a balance be- tween batting depth and bowling options. With the likes of Hardik Pandya oc- cupying key positions, finding room for addition- al batsmen posed logistical challenges. “It is probably the toughest thing we have had to discuss. He has done nothing wrong, not even Shubman Gill for that matter. It’s about combina- tions. There are a couple of wrist spinners included to give Rohit more options. It’s just unfortunate”, Agarkar said. Interestingly, India has alsogoneinwith4spinners. While the selection of Kul- deep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja was a given, the in- clusion of wrist spinner YuzvendraChahalandAxar Patel bolstered the spin de- partment. It also reflected the team’s preparedness for diversepitchconditions,es- pecially with morning matches on the cards. Talk- ing about his decision, Ro- hit stated that he wanted four spinners and three seamers and with Hardik bringing the balance. “With two spinners being all- rounders, then two attack- ing spinners give you bal- ance in the spin department as well,” Rohit added. The announcement stirred up a frenzy on so- cial media, with fans ex- pressing both disappoint- ment and support for the selected squad. Rinku Singh’s exclusion, in par- ticular, drew widespread attention, underscoring the emotional investment of cricket enthusiasts in the team’s composition. Many experts have argued that Rinku should have been in the squad in place of Axar since his skills are similar to that of Jadeja. Most likely, only one of Jadeja orAxar will be in the play- ing 11 and in such a sce- nario, picking Rinku made more cricketing sense. The selectors’ reliance on seasoned campaigners like Rohit Sharma and Vi- rat Kohli underscored the importance of experi- ence. It will help the team, especially in navi- gating unfamiliar condi- tions. With the tourna- ment set to unfold in the USA and the Caribbean, the team’s collective wis- dom and adaptability will be put to the test. Much to the delight of Indian cricket fans, the in- clusion of Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson, inject- ed youthful energy into the squad. Pant has been out of the game since his car ac- cident a year and a half ago and his comeback is noth- ing short of a miracle. Then there is the case of Sanju Samson who despite his stellar performances found his name missing from Team India most of the time. Their inclusion buoyed by stellar perfor- mances in IPL2024, Pant’s explosive batting and Samson’s astute game awareness, has added depth to India’s middle- order along with address- ing previous shortcom- ings. However, questions lin- ger over the squad’s bal- ance, particularly the em- phasis on spinners over pace bowlers. The absence of dynamic all-rounders raised concerns about In- dia’s ability to keep up with the escalating run rates synonymous with T20 cricket of the times. Teams like Australia and England are filled with X- factor players with the ability to muscle the ball out of the park at any in- stant but India’s team lacks these power hitters! These teams also have many all-rounders who bolster the middle and the lower order for them. For India though, there is only Hardik Pandya as a pace bowling all-rounder whose fitness has been a concern. Currently, in the IPLhe has been struggling to perform to his best and his selection has more to do with previ- ous performances than his current form. As the team gears up to chase its secondT20World Cup title, the spotlight re- mains on their ability to adapt to the evolving dy- namics of the game. But now the stage is set for a thrilling showdown, Indi- an cricket fans brace them- selves for a rollercoaster ride, hoping their team can etch its name in cricketing glory once again. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL TOP TWEETS SPIRITUAL SPEAK There are three gates leading to the hell of self-destruction for the soul— lust, anger, and greed. Therefore, one should abandon all three. BHAGAVAD GITA YOUTHFUL ENERGY Much to the delight of In- dian cricket fans, the inclu- sion of Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson, injected youthful energy into the squad. Pant has been out of the game since his car accident a year and a half ago and his comeback is nothing short of a miracle. Then there is the case of Sanju Samson who despite his stellar perfor- mances found his name missing from Team India most of the time. Their inclusion buoyed by stellar performances in IPL 2024, Pant’s explosive batting and Samson’s astute game awareness, has added depth to India’s middle-order along with addressing previous shortcomings. However, questions linger over the squad’s balance, particu- larly the emphasis on spin- ners over pace bowlers. The absence of dynamic all-rounders raised con- cerns about India’s ability to keep up with the escalat- ing run rates synonymous with T20 cricket of the times. Teams like Australia and England are filled with X-factor players with the ability to muscle the ball out of the park at any in- stant but India’s team lacks these power hitters! ANANALYSISOFINDIA’S T20WORLDCUPSQUAD NAVIGATING SELECTION DILEMMAS Interestingly, India has also gone in with 4 spinners. While the selection of Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja was a given, the inclusion of wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel bolstered the spin department. It also reflected the team’s preparedness for diverse pitch conditions, especially with morning matches on the cards. Talking about his decision, Rohit stated that he wanted four spinners and three seamers and with Hardik bringing the balance. “With two spinners being all-rounders, then two attacking spinners give you balance in the spin department as well,” Rohit added IN-DEPTH Movement Against Tourists Gaining Momentum RAHUL’S MOVE TO HIS FAMILY BASTION ver-tourism sparked an outrage in Europe as early as 2018. Mass tourism was first en- couraged by cash-strapped local councils and when tourists began to throng their favourite sites, the backlash began. Booming tourism in Ja- pan’s Kyoto and Kamakura has led the locals to com- plain about disruptions in their lives. So upset are the people with the tourists’bad behaviour in Fujikawa- guchiko, where Mount Fuji is located, that a large black screen is being constructed to block the iconic mountain’s view. In Venice the authorities have begun charging five euros for day-trippers to enter the city because over- crowding makes important cities unlivable for locals. The movement against tourists is rising even in Spain. In one Spanish tourist spot, Malaga, local residents are so unhappy that they have started put- ting up stickers saying “tourists go home” and “stinks of tourists”. The movement is gaining momentum as “tourist destinations are at the limits of their capac- ity”. Indians needn’t be disappointed. There are more beautiful spots here. O t’s no longer a secret. Rahul Gandhi has moved from Amethi Lok Sabha constituen- cy, where he lost to BJP’s Smriti Irani in 2019, to another family bastion, Rae Bareli. Until then Rahul had representedAmethi in the Lok Sabha thrice. In 2019 he was able to read the writing on the wall and decided to contest from Wayanad, in Kera- la, as well. With ties souring between Congress and the CPM-led government of Pinarayi Vijayan, the party has fielded from Rae Bareli too. Don’t be scared, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chided him for not facing Smriti Irani a second time. Has Rahul run away fromAmethi, or is he attempting to be the true inheritor of Feroze Gandhi, In- dira and Sonia Gan- dhi’s legacy? Both seem to be true, but can Rae Bareli be deemed a safe con- stituency? To oppose Rahul the BJP has fielded a local politician Dinesh Pratap Singh, a three-time MLC who lost to Sonia Gandhi by a margin of over 1.6 lakh votes. He is a party hopper, having been in Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Par- ty, the Congress par- ty and now BJP. Be- ing a local neta he can influence voters more convinc- ingly than Rahul. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has already predicted a massive defeat for Rahul. Another defeat in Amethi would have been em- barrassing for Rahul. Victory here will make him Sonia’s successor in the true sense. Leaving a min- now KL Sharma to fight for the Amethi seat could be upsetting for Smriti Irani. More so, if her victory margin is not high. A mouth-watering contest is on the cards. I Another defeat in Amethi would have been embarrassing for Rahul. Victory here will make him Sonia’s successor in the true sense. Leaving a minnow KL Sharma to fight for the Amethi seat could be upsetting for Smriti Irani. More so, if her victory margin is not high. A mouth- watering contest is on the cards T Jharkhand is a state filled with promise and is home to dynamic people. It is the land of Bhagwan Birsa Munda. I’m glad that we have got the opportunity to work for its progress in the last decade. Narendra Modi @narendramodi Congress leader Rahul Gandhi used to contest elections from Amethi but after losing from there, he fled to Wayanad in Kerala. His party wanted Rahul Gandhi to contest from Amethi but he could not muster the courage to contest from Amethi. Rajnath Singh (मोदी का पिरवार) @rajnathsingh l Vol 5 l Issue No. 327 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. l Editor-In-Chief: Dr Jagdeesh Chandra l Managing Editor: Pawan Arora l Editor: Anita Hada Sangwan responsible for selection of news under the PRB Act PERSPECT VE 04 Jaipur, Saturday | May 4, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia 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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  • 6. ‘400 PAAR AMBASSADORS’ NaMo App unveils ‘Abki baar 400 paar’module First India Bureau New Delhi he NaMo App on Friday launched ‘Abki baar 400 paar’, a unique and innovative module aimedatstrengtheningand fortifying the democratic process by enhancing the participationofpeopleand the electorate in polling. With ‘Abki baar 400 paar’ module, the per- sonal app of Prime Min- ister Narendra Modi seeks to encourage the supporters of PM Modi and BJP to participate in the democratic process and help galvanise sup- port for achieving NDA’s goal of over 400 seats in the Lok Sabha. The module features engaging activities and information in interest- ing formats to encourage voter awareness and par- ticipation. Notably, PM Modi has given a call for ‘400 paar’ in this election and the BJP election machinery is in top gear to achieve the same. This module will en- courage and mobilise voters to cast ballot in maximum numbers on the voting day, and thus raising the possibility of achieving this target. Those who sign up for this cause will be re- ferred as “400 Paar Am- bassadors”. The module will also take users to 3 other modules in the NaMo App, encouraging them to create awareness about Bharat’s transfor- mation in the last 10 years under PM Modi- led government. The module offers unique features such as the Modi Meter 2024, where users can predict the number of seats the NDAwill win in the Gen- eral Elections 2024 in the nation and their state and predict the win of the NDA candidate in their particular constituency. Screenshots of NAMO app as it has been upgraded to a faster and sleeker version, in New Delhi. FILE T INDIA 05 Jaipur, Saturday | May 4, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia OnlyBJP-NDAinapositionto formgovtatCentre:PMModi First India Bureau Tehatta (West Bengal) Addressing an election rally here on Friday, PM Narendra Modi criticised the TMC, Left, and the Congress, accusing them of lacking vision. Asserting that only the BJP-led National Demo- cratic Alliance (NDA) has the potential to form the government at the Centre, PM Modi pre- dicted poor electoral out- comes for other parties. He suggestedTMC might secure no more than 15 seats, Congress might struggle to reach 50, and the Left’s decline in West Bengal is evident. Modi warned TMC of consequences for alleged corruption and obstruct- ing central development projects. He highlighted TMC’s opposition to di- rect benefit transfers, claiming it harms the poor. Referencing recent arms recovery in Sand- eshkhali, he questioned their intended use for re- storing democracy. Emphasising the need for BJP representation from West Bengal for fur- ther development, PM Modi urged voters to strengthen the NDAat the Centre. He positioned NDA as the catalyst for West Bengal’s progress. (Top) Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public meeting for Lok Sabha polls, in West Singhbhum on Friday. (Right) PM Narendra Modi wearing a traditional ‘Hat’ at a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in West Singhbhum on Friday. PTI TRINAMOOL CONGRESS’S CORRUPTION AKIN TO UPA’S DURING ITS 10-YEAR RULE: PM MODI Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress in West Bengal is replicating the corruption of the UPA government during its 10-year tenure between 2004 and 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday. Addressing an election rally at Amodpur in Birbhum district in support of BJP Lok Sabha candidates Debtanu Bhattacharya and Priya Saha, the Prime Minister said, “In 2004, the people of the country gave a chance to those who are now in the opposition I.N.D.I. Alliance. Trinamool Congress will not be able to win more than 15 seats. Congress, despite all its efforts, might not be able to even cross the half-century mark. Everyone knows the condition of the Left parties even in West Bengal now. So in such a situation, the BJP-NDA is the only force that will be able to form government after the elections. NARENDRA MODI, Prime Minister “Rahulyaanlaunched20 times...hewillfailagain” First India Bureau Belagavi (Karnataka) With Rahul Gandhi filing his nomination from Rae- bareli on the last day of filingpapers,UnionHome MinisterAmit Shah took a dig at the Congress leader, saying that Sonia Gandhi has tried to launch “Ra- hulyaan” nearly 20 times and he will lose election fromtheLokSabhaseatin Uttar Pradesh. Rahul Gandhi is also contestingLokSabhapolls from Wayanad in Kerala. Amit Shah said BJP candidate Dinesh Pratap Singhwillwinwithahuge margin from Raebareli. “We launched Chan- drayaan-3 and it was suc- cessful. On the other hand, Sonia Gandhiji has tried to launch Rahulyaan nearly 20 times and has failed every time. Now he has run from Amethi and is contesting from Raebareli. I want to tell you (Rahul Gandhi) the result from here, ‘Rahul Baba’will lose to the BJP candidate, Dinesh Pratap Singh with a huge margin in Raebareli,”Amit Shah said at an election rally in Belgavi’s Hukkeri town. Union Home Minister Amit Shah at ‘Shri Mahalakshmi Temple’, in Kolhapur, Maharashtra on Friday. PTI Shah says Uddhav running ‘fake’ Sena First India Bureau Ratnagiri (Maharashtra) During a rally here in Ma- harashtra, Union Home Minister Amit Shah criti- cised Shiv Sena (UBT) president Uddhav Thack- eray, alleging he leads a “fake” version of the party, withthetrueessenceresid- ingwithMaharashtraChief Minister Eknath Shinde. Shah, campaigning for cabinet colleague Narayan RaneintheRatnagiri-Sind- hudurg Lok Sabha constit- uency, emphasized that re- electing Narendra Modi as Prime Minister is crucial for national security. Shah’s remarks under- scored his perception of Thackeray’s leadership, stating, “Uddhav Thack- eray is running a ‘fake’ Shiv Sena, while the real Shiv Sena aligns with EknathShinde.”Heurged Thackeray to clarify his intentions regarding the Chief Minister position or alliance with Congress and NCP, who supported Article 370. Today I want to ask can Uddhav Thackeray, the President of fake Shiv Sena, dare to utter Veer Savarkar’s name?...if you can’t then what form of Shiv Sena are you running? The real Shiv Sena is being led by Eknath Shinde. AMIT SHAH, Union Home Minister Union Home Minister Amit Shah says Rahul Gandhi will be defeated from the Raebareli Lok Sabha seat this time FI TOON Rajnath Singh takes jibe at Rahul Gandhi ANI Rohtak Defence Minsiter Rajnath Singh on Friday took a jibe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for having chosen Rae Bareli instead of Amethi to contest in the Lok Sabha polls and said that everyone knows what do “we call a person who runs away from the battle in between”. He was addressing a public meeting here for BJPcan- didate Arvind Sharma. “Rahul Gandhi has left the battleground and ran away to Wayanad. When his party wanted him to contest elections again fromAmethi,hechoseRae Bareli. We all know, what to call a person who left battleinbetween,”hesaid. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at rally for LS polls, in Rohtak, on Friday. Haryana CM Nayab Singh Saini also seen. PTI Cong’s hand is with enemies of India, says Yogi First India Bureau Lucknow Uttar Pradesh Chief Min- ister Yogi Adityanath on Friday launched a scath- ing attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and the I.N.D.I. alliance and said that it is now evident theCongress’handiswith the enemies of the nation. The CM’s remark came following reports that ChaudhryFawadHussain, a former Pakistan minister in Imran Khan’s cabinet, shared a video featuring Rahul Gandhi on social media, praising him. He said that the elec- tions have reached their peak today. “Naturally, those who are enemies of the country will exert their utmost to disrupt the atmosphere in favour of PM Modi during the elections,” he said. First India Bureau New Delhi Atotal of 1,717 candidates from 10 States/UTs will contestelectionsinphase4 of the Lok Sabha polls, Election Commission of India said on Friday. Ac- cording to the poll body, a total of 4,264 nominations were filed for 96 parlia- mentary constituencies across. The polling for the fourth phase of elections will be held on May 13. The Election Commission furtherstatedthatthemax- imum number of nomina- tion forms were received fromTelangana(1488)fol- lowed by Andhra Pradesh with 1103 nominations from 25 constituencies. Malkajgiri Parliamen- taryConstituencyinTelan- gana received a maximum of 177 nomination forms, followed by 13-Nalgonda and 14-Bhongir in the same state with 114 nomi- nation forms in each. The poll body further men- tioned that the average number of contesting can- didates in a parliamentary constituency for the fourth phase is 18. The last date for filing nominations for phase 4 for all 10 States/ UTs wasApril 25, 2024. 1,717candidatesto contestinphase4:EC PROVIDE QUICK NOC TO CANDIDATES: EC The Election Commission on Friday directed states to ensure that those intending to con- test polls are provided with ‘no dues certificate’ within 48 hours of the request as those who do not submit the document while filing nominations face the prospect of their papers being rejected. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Rae Bareli on Friday. PTI RAEBARELI WILL END RAHUL’S CAREER: BJP New Delhi: Hours after the Congress announced that party’s former president Ra- hul Gandhi will contest the Lok Sabha elections from Raebareli parliamentary constituency, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that the “people of Raebareli will end his political career”. WILLBRINGBACK‘SEWA’ INAMETHI:PRIYANKA Congress leader Pri- yanka Gandhi said on Friday that her party would bring back the politics of “sewa” to Amethi, where the party has fielded Kishori Lal Sharma. Priyanka acknowledged greetings from people and said that she was happy to see old and new faces in the crowd. My mom gave me chance to serve Raebareli: RaGa First India Bureau New Delhi After filing nomination as Congress candidate from Raebareli for Lok Sabha elections,formerCongress president Rahul Gandhi tooktoX,“Mymotherhas entrustedmewiththefam- ily’s responsibilities with greatconfidenceandgiven metheopportunitytoserve it. Amethi and Rae Bareli are not different for me, both are my family and I am happy that Kishori Lal ji, who has been serving the area for 40 years, will represent the party from Amethi. In the ongoing fight for justice against in- justice, I seek the love and blessings of my loved ones. I am confident that all of you stand with me in this fight to save the Con- stitution and democracy.” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Amethi on Friday. PTI
  • 7. VICTIM IN SEX VIDEO KIDNAPPED; K’TAKA COPS BOOK DEVE GOWDA’S SON REVANNA Mysuru: Former Karnataka minister HD Re- vanna and his son Prajwal Revanna face fresh troubles as a case has been lodged based on a youth’s complaint alleging that his mother was abducted after a video of her being allegedly tied and raped by Prajwal emerged. The case was registered on Thursday night, police said here on Friday. INDIA 06 Jaipur, Saturday | May 4, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia First India Bureau New York/New Delhi India highlighted its syn- cretism and pluralistic cul- ture and traditions and commitment to peace at UN General Assembly, even as it slammed Paki- stan for going against col- lectiveeffortsofUNmem- bers due to its “destructive pernicious nature”. Retorting against Paki- stan’s UN envoy Munir Akram’s anti-India re- marks at the UN, India’s Permanent Representa- tive to the UN Ruchira Kamboj said: “As we endeavour to cultivate a culture of peace amid these challenging times, our focus remains stead- fast on constructive dia- logue. We thus choose to set aside the remarks from a certain delegation, which not only lack deco- rum but also detract from our collective efforts due to their destructive and pernicious nature.” “Wewouldstronglyen- courage that delegation to alignwiththecentralprin- ciples of respect and di- plomacy that must always guide our discussions. Or is that too much to ask of a country that harbours a most dubious track record on all aspects in itself?,” she said, in remarks on Thursday (local time). Alam, in his anti-India remarks at the UN Gen- eralAssembly meeting on ‘Culture of Peace’, had made references to Kash- mir, the Citizenship (Amendment)Act and the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Elaborating on India’s pluralism, Ruchira Kam- boj said: “With its re- markable religious and linguistic diversity, In- dia’s cultural mosaic is a testament to tolerance and coexistence. Festi- vals such as Diwali, Eid, Christmas and Nowruz transcend religious boundaries, celebrating shared joys among di- verse communities.” “The country’s myriad languages, dialects and cuisines, alongside its rich tapestry of races, colours and landscapes, contribute to the resil- ience and richness of our composite culture.” Referring to India’s syncretism, she said: “In- dia is not only the birth- place of Hinduism, Bud- dhism, Jainism and Sikh- ism, but also a stronghold for Islam, Judaism, Christianity and Zoroas- trianism. It has histori- cally been a refuge for persecuted faiths, illus- trating its long-standing embrace of diversity.” India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj speaks at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting, on Thursday (local time). ANI First India Bureau New Delhi India and Indonesia have agreed to enhance col- laboration in areas of de- fence industry, maritime security and multilateral cooperation. The devel- opment came at the 7th India-Indonesia Joint Defence Cooperation Committee (JDCC) meeting held in the Na- tional capital on Friday. The JDCC was co- chaired by Defence Sec- retary Giridhar Aramane and Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence, Indonesia, Air Marshal Donny Ermawan Tau- fanto, MDS, a Defence Ministry statement said. The progress made on various bilateral defence cooperation initiatives deliberated in meetings of Working Groups on Defence Cooperation and Defence Industries Cooperation was also re- viewed by the co-chairs. Besides, the dignitar- ies identified ways and means to enhance exist- ing areas of collaboration especially in the field of defence industry ties, maritime security and multilateral cooperation. During the visit, the Secretary General, who is on a visit to India from May 2-4, also visited the DRDO headquarters here as well as TATA Ad- vanced Systems and LT Defence facilities in Pune. He also held delibera- tions with other Indian defence industry partners like Bharat Forge, Mahi- ndraDefenceMazagon Dock Shipbuilders Lim- ited and discussed on en- hancing defence indus- trial capabilities by coop- eration in research and joint production. WEATHER REPORT Guj heat alert: Temps soar above 40 degrees, yellow alert for 4 days Agencies Ahmedabad evere heatwave was prevailing across Gujarat and the Meteorological Department said that the conditions will persist with forecasts indicating hotter days ahead. A yellow alert has been activated for the next four days till May 8, signalling temperatures to soar above 41 degrees Celsius. Surendranagar is currently enduring the brunt, recording the high- est temperature in the state at 42 degrees. The extended forecast suggests that the state will continue to experi- ence intense heat for at least the next 10 days. Temperatures may even surpass 43 degrees this month, potentially reaching up to 45 degrees in some urban areas. Re- gions like Saurashtra, Kutch, and South Gujarat are specifically predicted to face heatwave condi- tions, the IMD said. Temperature readings across various cities il- lustrate the severity of the heat. Commuters on a road amid rains, in Bengaluru. (R) Rains wreaked uprooted trees in different parts of Mysuru on Friday. PTI S Agencies Akola Six persons, including the kin of a Maharashtra law- maker, were killed in a head-on collision of two private cars on the busy Akola-Washim highway near Patur in Akola dis- trict on Friday. At least three other pas- sengers from both cars were injured, including one who is critical, and they have been admitted to nearby hospitals. Among the deceased is Raghuvir Sarnaik, the brother of Amravati Teachers’ Constituency Member of Legislative Council Kiran R Sar- naik, and further details, including the identities of the other victims, are awaited. Agencies New Delhi Delhi Police headquarters on Jai Singh Marg re- ceived a bomb threat email, however, it turned outtobeahoax,anofficial said on Friday, adding that a juvenile was identified. The email mentioned the threat to Nangloi area of the National capital. Sharing the details, a senior police official said that an email threat of a bomb was received via emailinPHQandthesend- er of this email was traced. “He is an immature child and therefore, in his interest and in compli- ance with the mandate of the JJ Act, details of his identity cannot be shared,” said the official. Agencies Mumbai The Maharashtra govt on Friday directed the state police to take stern action against those creating deepfakes, saying such content is a cause for con- cern amid the poll season. An official release said, the number of deep- fakes and doctored pho- tos being circulated on social media has risen during the LS polls. Deepfake is a video of a person in which their appearance has been dig- itally altered so that they look like somebody else. Such manipulated con- tent is being created us- ing machine learning (ML) or artificial intelli- gence (AI), it said. RAIN PROVIDES RELIEF FROM HEAT, CAUSES DAMAGE IN MYSURU RAPE CASE LODGED AGAINST REVANNA, SAYS SIDDARMAIAH Bengaluru received rain for 2nd con- secutive day, pro- viding relief to its residents who have been deprived of proper water supply but also resulted in waterlogged roads and traffic conges- tion. While many residents welcomed rain after nearly six months, it also exposed civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s poor monsoon preparedness. As per Bengaluru traffic police, slow-moving traffic was reported in several areas. Bagalkote: Karnata- ka CM Siddaramaiah on Friday said a rape case has been booked against JD(S) leader Pra- jwal Revanna. He said he has directed police to iden- tify, trace and secure the victims in view of the alleged kidnapping of a victim at Krishnaraja Nagar town in Mysuru district. The mother of three children was allegedly abducted by Holenarasipura MLA and Prajwal’s father HD Revanna and his aide. India slams Pakistan at UNGA for ‘lacking decorum’ PAKISTAN HARBOURS MOST DUBIOUS TRACK RECORD: INDIA AT UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY WEST BENGAL GUV BANS ENTRY OF POLICE, STATE FINANCE MINISTER INTO RAJ BHAVAN New York: In a veiled attack on Pakistan, India at the UN General Assembly said that Islam- abad harbours a “most dubious track record” in all aspects, as it slammed “destructive and pernicious” remarks made by Pakistan’s Permanent Representa- tive to the UN. It came after Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Munir Akram remarks against India, including references to Kashmir, BJP, RSS, and Indian Muslims. In her address at the UN General Assembly, Ruchira Kamboj said the culture of peace is deeply ingrained in the rich history, diverse traditions, and profound philosophical tenets in India. Kolkata: WB Governor CV Ananda Bose issued an order on late Thursday banning the entry of the police and Minister of State for Finance, Chandrima Bhattacharya, into the Raj Bhavan. The move came hours after a temporary female staff at the Raj Bhavan filed a complaint with police accusing the Governor of outraging her modesty. “For defamation and anti-constitutional media statements against Governor CV Ananda Bose, a junior gubernatorial appointee Chandrima Bhattacharya, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Department of Finance, has been banned en- try into the Raj Bhavan premises in Kolkata, Darjeeling, and Barrackpore,” a statement by Governor’s office said. The JDCC was co-chaired by Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane and Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence, Indonesia, Air Marshal Donny Ermawan Taufanto, MDS. AGENCIES 7th India-Indonesia JDCC Meet India,Indonesiatoboost defencemaritimeties 6 killed, 3 hurt on Akola-Washim highway in Maha PTI Kolkata A day after a contractual employee of Raj Bhavan accused him of molesting her, West Bengal Gover- nor Dr CV Ananda Bose on Friday said that he ex- pects that more such alle- gationsare“intheoffing”. Describing it as “ab- surd drama”, Bose, in an apparent reference to the TMC, said that none would be able to deter him from his “determined efforts to expose corrup- tion and curb violence”. In a statement, Bose said, “I welcome all the generous allegations and the frequent innuendoes passed on me by some po- liticalforces.Iunderstand, my friends, there is more intheoffing.Butonething is clear, none of the absurd dramas is going to deter me from my determined efforts to expose corrup- tion and curb violence.” WB Governor Bose says he expects more allegations West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose. FILE Former Karnataka minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Revanna (left) with his son and Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna. Delhi cops catch juvenile after hoax bomb threat Maha top cop told to curb deepfakes during LS polls ANI Bengaluru Karnataka Police have filed a second FIR against former state minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader, HD Revanna, in connection with the ‘ob- scene video’ case. The FIR has been filed at the KR Nagar police station in Mysuru and a case under the Indian Pe- nal Code (IPC) sections 376(2)(N), 506, 354A(1), 354(B), 354(c) and also under relevant sections of the Information Tech- nology (IT) Act has been registered against the JD(S) leader. Sexual allegations against HD Revanna K’taka: 2nd FIR filed against JD(S) leader Revanna
  • 8. Jaipur, Saturday | May 4, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia 07 VIKSIT AMRITSAR INITIATIVE Indian Americans commit US$100 million for development of Amritsar Agencies New Delhi group of promi- nent Indian- Americans an- nounced the Viksit Am- ritsar Initiative, aimed at supporting the social and economic development of Amritsar. The group has made a commitment of $100 million to fund startups in the city in Punjab that has Sikhism’s holiest shrine -- The Golden Temple. This is the first- of-its-kind initiative for any Indian city by the diaspora, as per PTI. The initiative is the brainchild of former In- dian envoy to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu. He is the BJP’s candidate from Amritsar for the 2024 Lok Sabha election. The Viksit Amritsar Initiative is a collabora- tive effort between emi- nent Indian-Americans, the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI), and the US-India Strate- gic Partnership Forum (USISPF). The initiative, led by Sanjiv Lakhanpal, will provide mentorship and funding to entrepreneurs with a focus on socially and environmentally re- sponsible ventures. Sec- tors like agriculture, healthcare, skill develop- ment, information tech- nology, and tourism are all potential beneficiaries. Fireworks display over the illuminated Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines in Amritsar. FILE A Mumbaiofficiallyknockedout afterdisappointinglosstoKKR Starc picks 4 wickets as Kolkata Knight Riders beat MI by 24 runs First India Bureau Mumbai Kolkata Knight Riders earned a rare win versus Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in the Indian Premier League. This was a must-win en- counter for MI in the IPL 2024 season and they failed to get the job done. Kolkata Knight Riders’ aggressive approach came a cropper on a slug- gish surface as they were bowled out for a paltry 169 against Mumbai In- dians despite Venkatesh Iyer’s half-century. Venkatesh scored 70 off 52 balls but his selfish attitude of trying to pre- serve his own wicket by sacrificing enforcer An- dre Russell certainly cost the Shah Rukh Khan co- owned side 20 runs. Vet- eran Manish Pandey scored 42 off 31 balls in a stand of 83 for the sixth wicket with Venkatesh. Just like the top-order was blown away before the total reached 60, the last five fell for just 29 runs. Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya with teammates celebrate the wicket of KKR player Andre Russell run out by him during the IPL match, at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Friday. The Chang’e 6 lunar probe and the Long March-5 Y8 carrier rocket combination sit atop the launch pad in China on Firday. IPL Match 51 PIYUSH CHAWLA BECOMES SECOND-HIGHEST WICKET-TAKER IN INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE Mumbai Indians spinner Piyush Chawla has become the second-highest wicket-taker in the IPL. The veteran leg-spinner reached the landmark in Match 51 of the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) season against Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai. With his first wicket, Chawla surpassed Dwayne Bravo to attain the second spot. Chawla is now only behind Yuzvendra Chahal in terms of IPL wickets. The Indian leg-spinner has played for a host of franchises, including MI, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings). In terms of IPL wickets, Chawla overtook Bravo, who scalped 183 wickets in his career. The former is behind top-placed Chahal (200). Chawla is among the few active players who made their IPL debut in the inaugural season (2008). PAKISTAN LAUNCHES FIRST LUNAR MISSION Islamabad: Pakistan's debut lunar satellite mission was launched Friday on board China's first lunar probe mission to collect samples from the far side of the Moon. “Pakistan Space Upper Atmosphere Research Commission, #SUPARCO’s logo is seen on China’s most powerful rocket #LongMarch5! Together with China’s #ChangE6 lunar probe and payloads from France and #ESA, Pakistan’s CubeSat is ready to go to the moon in just a few days!” the Chinese embassy in Pakistan said in a post on X. BIDEN TO AWARD THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM TO 19 POLITICIANS, ACTIVISTS MORE New York: US President Biden named nineteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individu- als who have made exemplary contributions to the prosperity, values, or security of the United States, world peace, or other signifi- cant societal, public or private endeavors. President Biden often says there is nothing beyond our capacity when we act together. These nineteen Americans built teams, coalitions, move- ments, organizations, and businesses that shaped America for the better. They are the pinnacle of leadership in their fields. They consistently demonstrated over their careers the power of community, hard work, and service. FORMER AIDE OF TRUMP HOPE HICKS TESTIFIES ‘ACCESS HOLLYWOOD’ TAPE New York: Hope Hicks, a former top aide to Donald Trump, testified on Friday that staffers on his 2016 presidential campaign were alarmed when they learned that a tape in which he made lewd comments about women was about to be made public. Hicks testi- fied there was a clear consensus the tape of Trump’s com- ments on the “Access Hollywood” TV show was damaging and that its release would be a crisis. “Everyone was just sort of absorbing the shock of it,” she said. She said Trump was upset, but also played down the comments. KKR players celebrate during the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in Mumbai, on Friday. PTI Rains in southern Brazil kill 31, over 70 still missing Agencies Rio Grande do Sul Heavy rains battering Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul have killed 31 peo- ple, local authorities said on Friday, and the death toll is expected to rise as dozens still have not been accounted for. More than 70 people were still missing and at least 17,000 were dis- placed in the state bor- dering Uruguay and Ar- gentina, which had near- ly half of its 497 cities affected, as per officials. Kamala Harrison frontline of Biden’sbattle to beatTrump Agencies Jacksonville (United States) As a marching band played and the crowd chanted “four more years,” US Vice Presi- dent Kamala Harris looked like she was en- joying being out of Joe Biden’s shadow. From condemning abortion bans to wooing Black voters, Harris is taking a starring role in Biden’s campaign to win a second term by again defeating Donald Trump. Harris made US his- tory when she became the first female, Black and South Asian vice president in 2021 -- but then spent much of Biden’s first term getting often low-profile tasks from her boss. Yet things have changed drastically since the 2024 campaign kicked into high gear. Kamala Harris, US Vice President FILE China launches lunar probe mission from far side of moon Agencies Wenchang (China) China on May 3 launched a lunar probe mission to collect samples for the first time from the far side of the moon and bring them to Earth for scientific studies. The Chang’e-6 mission is tasked with collecting and then returning sam- ples from the moon’s far side to Earth - the first en- deavour of its kind in the history of human lunar exploration, China Space Administration said. The lunar probe was carriedbyaLongMarch-5 Y8 rocket which blasted off from the Wenchang Space Launch Site on the coast of China’s southern islandprovinceofHainan. Agencies Los Angeles Police began clearing out protesters at New York University on Friday, the latest devel- opment in weeks of pro-Palestinian pro- tests at college cam- puses nationwide that have resulted in nearly 2,200 arrests. Deputy Commis- sioner of Operations Kaz Daughtry said that NYU requested police assistance “to disperse the illegal encamp- ment on their proper- ty.” He said police “are on site.” Details on possible arrests were not immediately avail- able. A message seek- ing comment was sent to a spokesperson. Studentshaverallied orsetuptentsatdozens ofuniversitiesinrecent days to protest Israel’s war on Gaza. Demon- strators have called on President Joe Biden, who has supported Is- rael’s right to defend itself, to do more to stop the bloodshed in Gaza and demanded schools divest from companies that support Israel’s government. Many of the schools, including Co- lumbia University have called in police to quell the protests. Campus arrests grow to 2,200 in pro-Palestinian protests in the US Palestinians stand in the ruins of the Chahine family home, after an Israeli strike that killed at least 2 adults and 5 boys and girls under the age of 16 in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on Friday. Australia: Members of the Palestine Action Group gather ahead of a rally in Sydney. France: Police entered prestigious Sciences Po university and removed student activists after overnight sit-in on Friday in Paris. Portland: Police detain a protester who re-occupied the Portland State University Library building on Friday. Canada: Protesters in support of Palestinians at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS  Police move in to clear NYU encampment, US campus arrests grow to 2,200 in pro-Palestini- an protests  Air India will resume its services between Delhi and Tel Aviv with five weekly flights from May 16, the airline said  Police have arrested more than 2,100 people during pro-Palestinian protests at college campuses across the United States in recent weeks, sometimes using riot gear, tactical vehicles and flash-bang devices to clear tent encampments and occupied buildings Studentsacrosstheworld protestoverGaza:Report
  • 9. Navin Sharma Jaipur Senior IPS Ravi Prakash Meharda assumed the charge of DG ACB on Friday, which was lying vacant for the last few months. After assuming the charge of DG ACB, Meharda met all the top officials of ACB and chaired a meeting with them. The DG also sought suggestions from officers so that ACB’s functioning can be fur- ther improved. While speaking to media after assuming the charge, Meharda said that his full focus will be on strength- ening the reach of ACB to the masses and taking strict action against the corrupt and pending cas- es will be resolved soon. Regarding the shortage of personnel, he vowed to address it with the government to expedite ACB operations. On prosecution sanc- tion and the pending 17-A case, he deferred to officials of the respective department, refraining to comment about the same. “Many important steps will be taken towards fur- ther expanding the reach of ACB,” Ravi Prakash Meharda said. On Friday, former CM Ashok Gehlot canceled his birth- day plans and visited Am- ethi. Sonia Gandhi wished Gehlot on his birthday. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma also wished Gehlot prayed for his good health and long life. The workers of Jodhpur Congress District Com- mittee celebrated Gehlot’s birthday as a ‘Service Day’ with various events. They served at Shri Krishna Chand Gaushala and Nim- banimbadi Leprosy Ashram, provided food to children at Kamla Nehru Nagar’s blind school, and assisted the needy at Apnaghar Ashram. Naresh Sharma ‘LUCKY 11’RAS TO SOON BECOME IAS AS DoP SHOOTS LETTER TO UPSC FOR SELECTION BOARD MEETING! Rajendra Chhabra Jaipur here is good news for the senior RAS of- ficials, who are hoping to get promoted to the IAS cadre. The Department of Personnel has sent a re- quest letter to the Union government (UPSC) to call a Selection Board’s meeting,thedateofwhich may be given to the DoP anytime. The promotions are to be done against the va- cancy of December 2023 and under normal cir- cumstances, this request letter should have been sent in January or Febru- ary, but since the ACR of five RAS officers, who fall in the eligibility zone, was not received, hence, the matter was pending. Now, the DoPhas sent the request letter with a panel of requisite names under new provisions where ACR is not needed. 11 RAS have to be pro- moted against a vacancy of 11. While 8 vacancies are owing to the retire- ment of promotee IAS under the regular system; there are an extra 3 vacan- cies, two of which have occurred due to the volun- tary retirement of IAS Pawan Arora and Antar Singh Nehra, while the remaining one vacancy is owing to promotee IAS KC Meena’s shifting to the RPSC. The 11 lucky officials, who will become IAS ac- cording to seniority, are ShaheenAli Khan,Akash Tomar, Arun Kumar Hasija, Maneesh Goyal, AP Sharma, Matadeen Meena, Ramswaroop Meena, HS Barhath, RK Sharma and Purushottam Sharma. Interestingly, standing at the 12 spot in seniority, Deva Ram Saini, may also have be- come IAS since there was a chance that Tarachand Meena would take VRS, but the DoP approved Meena’s VRS in Feb 2024 instead of Dec 2023. Thus, this vacancy would be counted in 2024 and not in 2023. Notably, the RAS cad- re fills up 33% of the cadre strength of IAS and under this rule, as of now, a total of 103 RAS can become IAS. But among these 103, 15 % of seats are reserved for officers from other state services (16 seats at present). RAS officers seek IAS cadre increase and end to reservation in other state services. HC has ordered an interim stay on the matter related to other services and the RASAs- sociation has filed an ap- peal in the High Court. T 08 True solitude is the peace and silence within, it cannot be measured by the number of people around us. Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, CMD Editor-in-Chief THOUGHT OF THE DAY Postal Reg No. JPC/004/2022-24 Jaipur, Saturday | May 4, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia LandTransferissue: AgriMinDr MeenathanksCMforswiftaction Aishwary Pradhan Jaipur After a written complaint by theAgriculture Minis- ter regarding the transfer of Horticulture Depart- ment land on the main road in Alwar city to ERCP, the Bhajanlal gov- ernment has cancelled the land allotment. A case of Water Resources Dept land in Bikaner for ERCP has also been can- celled. Agriculture Minister Dr Kirodi Lal Meena had written a letter to CM Bhajan Lal Sharma re- garding the transfer of the land of ‘Rajhans Nursery’ of the Horticul- ture Department on the main road of Alwar to ERCP and auctioning it. Before that, the Principal Secretary of the Agricul- ture and Horticulture De- partment, Vaibhav Ga- laria, had written a letter to ACS Abhay Kumar of the Water Resources De- partment, demanding cancellation of the land allotment. The land of the Industries Department was transferred to the Water Resources Depart- ment, but the name trans- fer wasn’t completed, whereas, the Water Re- sources Department auc- tioned the land. The Ag- riculture Minister dis- closed in a letter to CM that sale of Industries Dept land, valued at Rs 45 cr, for only Rs 9 cr amounted to defrauding the govt of Rs 35 crore. This is not just one case, but many such cas- es may come to light in Rajasthan. Taking the matter seriously, the CM cancelled land allotment inAlwar. Similarly, in the Bikaner case, all further actions have been halted, and the land auction can- celled. Dr Meena alleges collusion among ERCP Commission officials. “Today, the land is worth Rs 45 cr in market price. If UIT sells this land, it can sell for up to Rs 50 cr. District Collector of Al- war was unaware of sale”he said. Meena questioned the silence of Industries Department, urging investigation. Dinesh Dangi Amethi Once again, the bond be- tween Gehlot and the Gandhi family was evi- dent on Friday as Ashok Gehlot joined Rahul Gandhi’s nomination. InitiallyinAhmedabad, Gehlot promptly flew to Delhi upon Rahul’s nom- ination from Rae Bareli. Gehlot travelled along- side Sonia, Rahul, and Priyanka Gandhi in a special plane, joined by Kharge and Venugopal. All leaders extended birthday wishes to Ge- hlot. Meanwhile, a picture of Priyanka and Gehlot travelling together in the same car made headlines. They were present for Rahul Gandhi’s nomina- tions from Rae Bareli as well as Amethi. Gehlot’s participation in Rahul’s nomination underscores his strong bond with the Gandhi family, making his birth- day memorable. Now, Ashok Gehlot will assume a significant role in the Rae Bareli election campaign in days to come. First India Bureau Pune During her stay in Maha- rashtra on Friday, Deputy CM Diya Kumari par- ticipated in ‘Rajasthani Samaj Sammelan’organ- ised by BJP Overseas Cell, Rajasthan (Pune Branch). National General Secy Vijaya Rahatkar, Pali MP PPChoudhary, Hawama- hal MLA Balmukund Acharya, Maharashtra BJP V-P Rajesh Pandey, Maharashtra BJYM Vice- President Nivedita, Pune BJP President Dheeraj Ghate, Shaina NC, Convener Overseas Cell Rajasthan Shriku- mar Lakhotiya, Pune Lok Sabha in-charge Shrinath Bhimale, program organ- isers Suresh Dharmawat and Narsingh Rajpurohit, Rajasthani Samaj Sangh Pune President Magraj Rathi, nationalist bhajan singer Prakash Mali, var- ious officials, workers, others were present dur- ing the programme. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma Dr Kirodi Lal Meena Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi with Ashok Gehlot and KC Venugopal at Fursatganj Airport in Amethi dist on Friday. Diya Kumari being felicitated during the ‘Rajasthani Samaj Sammelan’ held at Pune on Friday. Alwar, Bikaner land deals scrapped. No ERCP land auctions planned. Future auctions follow policy, says Min SS Rawat Dimple Sharma Jaipur On Friday, RSS’s senior functionary Pradeep Khandekar passed away after which CM Bhajan Lal Sharma expressed his condolences on so- cial media saying, “The news of demise of sen- ior Swayamsevak of RSS Shri Pradeep Khandekar is deeply saddening. He dedicated his entire life to social service, fulfilling vari- ous responsibilities within the Sangh. May the Almighty provide strength to bereaved family.” Dey CM Diya Kumari tweeted, “The demise senior RSS Swayamsevak Pradeep Khandekar Ji saddens me deeply. May Lord Ram grant peace to the departed soul strength to the bereaved family.” CM Sharma Dy CM condole RSS functionary’s demise Gehlot’s presence at Rahul’s nomination signals strong bond DiyaKumariattends‘Rajasthani SamajSammelan’inMaharashtra Sikkim CM Tamang visits Brahma Kumaris, lauds their good work Raj Cong leaders hail RaGa’s candidacy from Raebareli CM Bhajan Lal Sharma Dy CM Diya Kumari SEVERAL EVENTS MARK FORMER CM ASHOK GEHLOT’S BIRTHDAY Vaibhav Gehlot, Bhawani Shankar Mali and others during the blood donation camp organised by Mahatma Jyotiba Phule National Institute at Vidyadhar Nagar in Jaipur to mark former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s birthday on Friday. Ravi Prakash Meharda (L) assumes the charge of DG ACB as Hemant Priyadarshy (R) is bid farewell in Jaipur on Friday. Manoj Chourasia Sirohi Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang vis- ited Brahma Kumaris Shantivan in Sirohi’s Abu Road with his fam- ily where he was given a warm welcome at Peace Cottage of Manmohini- van on Friday. He is on a two-day visit. Tamang had a courtesy meeting with Joint Chief Administrator Rajyogini BK Munni Didi. He was felicitated with a shawl and a memento. The CM said, “With the blessings of God, the dream of coming to the headquarters of Brahma Kumaris has been ful- filled. I have been wait- ing to come here for years, I am very happy. Very commendable ser- vices are being rendered by the institute in Sik- kim.” First India Bureau Jaipur Leaders from Rajasthan Congress expressed hap- piness over the decision of Rahul Gandhi contest- ing the election from Raebareli. Former CM Ashok Gehlot extended his heartiest congratulations to Rahul Gandhi on be- ing nominated as a can- didate from the Rae Bareli parliamentary constituency. “We have full confi- dence that you will re- ceive the blessings of the people,” said Ashok Ge- hlot, expressing his joy over this decision. “We will fulfill the resolution to bring justice to all through the victory of the Congress.” Speaking about Rahul Gandhi’s electoral battle from Rae Bareli, former deputy CM Sachin Pilot said, “The resolve with which Rahul embarked on the journey of Bharat Jodo Nyay has reached every household. There is a connection of public sentiment with the re- solve for justice.” “I believe that the im- mense support and affec- tion of the people of Rae Bareli will be with you,” he added. “And Con- gress will register a sig- nificant victory from this parliamentary constitu- ency.” PCC Chief Govind Singh Dotasra posted on social media saying, “Congratulations to Shri Rahul Gandhi on his can- didacy from Rae Bareli. With UP’s unwavering love and support, victo- ry is assured, fulfilling our commitment to jus- tice for all.” Prem Singh Tamang Strengthening ACB’s reach to the masses is my top priority: ACB DG Ashok Gehlot GS Dotasra Sachin Pilot Meaningful discussions Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla calls upon Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar at the latter’s office in the Parliament House in New Delhi on Friday. Both the leaders discussed various topics during their meeting. PMO HOLDS FATE OF IAS CADRE EXPANSION The matter related to increasing the IAS cadre strength is pending for the past three years. The current strength is of 253 officials and under rules, an increase of five percent should happen generally. Therefore, over the past three years, the pendency has incresed to 14 percent, but the State Government has demanded an increase of 15 percent and cited the example of other states. The Union Government is not in favour of this increase and word is that the matter is pending in PMO for final decision.
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