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6 of family killed
in road mishap in
Sawai Madhopur
Ashish Mittal & Hukum Singh
Sawai Madhopur/Sikar
Six members of a family
were killed and two in-
juredaftertheircarwashit
by a vehicle in Sawai
MadhopurdistonSunday.
The accident occurred
on Delhi-Mumbai Ex-
pressway near the Banas
river bridge. The family
was on its way to offer
prayers at a Ganesh tem-
ple in Sawai Madhopur.
Those killed include
Manish Sharma and his
wife Anita, Kailash Shar-
ma and his wife Santosh,
andSatishSharmaandhis
wife Poonam, police said.
Priyanka to drive
Cong campaign in
Rae Bareli, Amethi
PTI
New Delhi
Congress leader Priyan-
ka Gandhi Vadra will
spearhead the Lok Sabha
poll campaign in Rae
Bareli and Amethi, and
camp in these parliamen-
tary constituencies in Ut-
tar Pradesh from Monday
to ensure the party’s vic-
tory in the two high-pro-
file seats, sources said.
The Congress on Friday
announced that Rahul
Gandhi will contest the
LS polls from Rae Bareli,
the constituency held by
his mother Sonia Gandhi
for the last two decades.
BJP’S BIG GUNS BLAZING
“Modiwillheadtowards
400seatspost3rdphase”
First India Bureau
Dharmavaram
Exuding confidence of
NDA’s third consecutive
term at the Centre, Union
Home Minister Amit
Shah on Sunday said that
PM Narendra Modi will
be heading towards the
400-seat mark after the
third phase of the Lok
Sabha polls. He also said
that after the first two
rounds of polling, the BJP
has already crossed 100.
At an NDA rally here,
Shah mocked I.N.D.I.Al-
liance partners saying
thatnoneoftheI.N.D.I.A.
bloc leaders, including
Rahul Gandhi, were fit to
lead the country, while on
the other hand, the whole
country has decided to
make Modi the PM for
the third time. P5
First India Bureau
Ayodhya
PM Narendra Modi on
Sunday offered prayers
at Ayodhya’s Ram Tem-
ple. After offering the
prayers, Modi’s road-
show on the ‘Ram Path’
started from Sugriva Fort
and continued till Lata
Chowk. The route of the
roadshow was divided
into 40 blocks.
Prior to PM Modi, Ut-
tar Pradesh Chief Minis-
ter Yogi Adityanath of-
fered prayers at Ram
Temple in Ayodhya.
PM Modi arrived in
Ayodhya for the first time
after the ‘Pran Pratishtha’
ceremony at the Ram
temple on January 22.
The ‘Pran Pratishtha’
of Shri Ram Lalla atAyo-
dhya’s historic temple
was held on January 22,
with PM Modi perform-
ing the Vedic rituals, led
by a group of priests.
This was Modi’s sec-
ond roadshow in Ayod-
hya in the last five
months. He held a grand
roadshow during the in-
auguration of Maharishi
Valmiki International
Airport on December 30,
2023. MORE ON P5
Union Home Minister Amit Shah at a rally in Hindupur Lok Sabha Constituency in Andhra
Pradesh on Sunday. TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu and others are also seen.
PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at the Ram temple, in Ayodhya, on Sunday. PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi prostrates before Lord Ram at the
Ram temple, in Ayodhya, on Sunday. PTI
PM Narendra Modi with UP CM Yogi Adityanath holds a roadshow
for Lok Sabha polls, in Ayodhya, on Sunday. PTI
THE FIRST TWO PHASES OF THE
GENERAL ELECTIONS ARE OVER. IN THE
FIRST TWO PHASES, MODI IS AHEAD,
GETTING 100 SEATS. IN THE THIRD PHASE, HE IS
MOVING TOWARDS GETTING OVER 400 SEATS.
AMIT SHAH, UNION HOME MINISTER
‘ONE-NATION ONE POLL’ IN
NEXT 5 YEARS, SAYS RAJNATH
MODI CHANGED CULTURE OF POLITICS, NOW ALL
PARTIES TALK ABOUT DEVELOPMENT: JP NADDA
Amaravati: Defence Minister
Rajnath Singh said on Sunday
that the NDA, if voted to power
again at the Centre, will imple-
ment “one nation-one election”
system across the country.
At an election rally at Jam-
malamadugu in Kadapa district,
he slammed the YSR Congress
govt in Andhra Pradesh. Hitting
out at the YSRCP, he said peo-
ple are fed up with the ruling
party with the deteriorating law
and order situation and assured
that if NDA is voted to power in
Andhra Pradesh, the state will
be liberated from “corruption.”
Bhubaneswar: BJP chief JP
Nadda on Sunday said PM
Narendra Modi has changed
the culture of politics in
India forcing all parties to
talk about development.
Nadda was addressing a
programme in Bhubaneswar
where the BJP’s manifesto
for the Odisha assembly
polls was released. “PM
Modi has changed the cul-
ture of politics, as a result of
which all the parties are now
forced to talk about develop-
ment,” he said. P5
IN BRIEF
Lok Sabha polls 3rd
phase: Campaigning
comes to an end
New Delhi: Campaign-
ing for the third phase of
Lok Sabha polls ended
on Sunday. As many as
93 LS seats across 10
states and UTs will go to
voting in the third phase
on Tuesday. These in-
clude: Assam (4 seats),
Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh
(7), Dadra & Nagar
Haveli and Daman and
Diu (2), Goa (2), Guja-
rat (25), Karnataka (14),
Madhya Pradesh (9),
Maharashtra (11), Uttar
Pradesh (10 seats), and
West Bengal (4 seats).
WBGuvasksstaffto
ignorecopssummons
insexharassmentcase
Kolkata: WB Governor
CV Ananda Bose has is-
sued a directive to all
staff members of Raj
Bhavan, instructing
them to disregard any
communication from
the state police regard-
ing the recent sexual
harassment complaint
filed against him.
My arrest a political
conspiracy: Revanna
Bengaluru: Holenara-
sipura legislator HD Re-
vanna on Sunday called
his arrest over the alle-
gations of abducting a
woman, whom Revan-
na’s son is alleged to
have sexually abused,
an outcome of a politi-
cal conspiracy. He was
arrested on Saturday.
Massive manhunt on
after terror attack on
IAF convoy in Poonch
ANI
Poonch
Security personnel on
Sundaymorninglaunched
a massive manhunt fol-
lowing a terrorist attack
on an Indian Air Force
convoy a day before, in
which one personnel was
killed, officials said.
According to the offi-
cials, the search operation
was carried out to track
the terrorists. Security
forces have laid down na-
kas and checking is going
on in the area.
Additional forces of
the Indian Army reached
theJarraWaliGali(JWG)
in Poonch on Saturday
late at night. The inci-
dent, which took place at
Sanai village, resulted in
the injured personnel be-
ing promptly transported
to the Command Hospi-
tal in Udhampur, where
unfortunately, one of
them passed away due to
his injuries.
BEFORE LS POLLS, 200 CONGMEN JOIN BJP IN GUJ
Rajkot: A total of 200 Congress members switched to the BJP on the final day of
campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections in Gujarat. “These leaders are pillars of
Congress, coming from the grassroots. However, Congress seems like a sinking
ship, focusing solely on divisive caste politics,” remarked a BJP spokesperson. In a
synchronised move, Boghra, Rajkot’s former Deputy Mayor and ex-Chairman of the
Congress State OBC Cell, and three Mahamantri from the Rajkot Congress, also
switched their allegiance to the BJP. Gujarat goes to Lok Sabha polls on May 7.
BJP chief JP Nadda, along with Odisha BJP leaders, releasing
party’s manifesto for Odisha Assembly polls in Bhubaneswar.
Security personnel stand guard during cordon-and-search-
operation, in Pooch district, on Sunday. PTI
BHAKTMODIAT
RAMTEMPLE
After offering prayers at temple, PM Modi holds massive roadshow in Ayodhya
NOW SHIVPAL YADAV
ALSO APPEALS TO
MAKE BJP WIN: MODI
Etawah: Prime Min-
ister Narendra Modi
on Sunday latched
on to a slip of the tongue
of Samajwadi Party leader
Shivpal Yadav, saying that
now the Mulayam Singh
Yadav’s brother is appeal-
ing to “make BJP win”. Modi
was addressing a rally in
Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah, the
home district of SP founder
late Mulayam Singh Yadav.
In a recent election meeting
at Jaswant Nagar in pres-
ence of SP chief Akhilesh
Yadav, Shivpal Yadav had
made a gaffe by asking
people to ensure that on
May 7 “the BJP should win
with a huge margin”.
INDIA HAS ‘UNEXPLORED’
OPPORTUNITIES: BUFFETT
Billionaire Warren Buffett has said
that India has “unexplored” opportu-
nities which his conglomerate holding
company would like to explore. P7
SUNAKVOWSTOWORKHARD
AFTERDISASTROUSLOCALPOLLS
UK PM Rishi Sunak has vowed to
work hard after a disastrous poll re-
sults saw his Conservative Party being
unseated in several local authorities.
BEAUTYQUEENSHOTDEAD,
INSTAGAVELOCATIONTOKILLERS
An Ecuadorian beauty queen, Landy
Parraga Goyburo, was shot dead at a
restaurant after an Instagram post of
her gave her location to two killers.
NETANYAHU’S CABINET VOTES
TO CLOSE AL JAZEERA OFFICES
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said
on Sunday that his govt has voted to
shut down the local offices of Qatar-
owned broadcaster Al Jazeera.
PM MODI’S ROADSHOW IN AYODHYA
CM CAMPAIGNS IN DELHI
If anyone in the world can develop India, it is Modi: CM
Ashvini Yadav
New Delhi
ajasthan Chief
M i n i s t e r
Bhajanlal Shar-
ma on Sunday said that
‘BJP is a party of poor,
laborers and farmers and
it takes everyone along.
Addressing a meeting
at Jalebi Chowk Khadar
in East Delhi Lok Sabha
constituency in support of
the party candidate, he
said that the one who does
not have a house is getting
a house in the BJP rule.
He said that in the
election season, liars who
show dreams will come
and show their ‘shop’ of
loot and lies but people
should not give attention
to them. Sharma said that
if anyone in the world
can develop India, it is
Narendra Modi.
He said that the Prime
Minister introduced
schemes for poor welfare
and women started feel-
ing that someone is lis-
tening to them too.
“In 75 years, only
Modi has been able to
understand the problems
of mothers and sisters,”
he said.
Sharma also reached
Shiv Vihar and addressed
a meeting in support of
Manoj Tiwari, candidate
from North East Delhi
seat. He said that before
2014, there used to be
scams but after that there
was no scam and whoever
is involved in corruption
is sent to jail. P8
R
Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma addressing a gathering in New Delhi in support of BJP candidate
from North-East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, Manoj Tiwari, on Sunday.
CMTOHOSTLUNCHFOR
CIVILSERVICESQUALIFIERS
In a remarkable ini-
tiative by CM Bhajan
Lal Sharma, he will
be engaging with the state’s
talent on Monday. CM
Sharma, who is currently
undertaking tours outside
the state conducting public
meetings for the party can-
didates in other states, will
be meeting the achievers
of the state. He will host a
lunch at CMR for those who
have successfully cleared
the civil services examina-
tion, illuminating the name
of the state.
Confusion over
Piyush Goyal’s
nomination ends
Mumbai: Confusion over
nominationofUnionMin-
ister Piyush Goyal ended
after his papers were ac-
cepted. Advocate Naren-
dra Sharma had com-
plained to collector office
on Saturday accusing
Goyal of violating SC
guidelines by submitting
photocopies instead of
original attested docu-
ments. After an hour-long
deliberation, Bandra Col-
lector office confirms va-
lidity of nomination docu-
ments. Complainant in-
tends to escalate matter to
High Court.
Satyaprakash M Soni
ANI
New Delhi
he Australian
High Commis-
sion announced
its collaboration with the
Royal Rajasthan Founda-
tion, the social equity arm
of Rajasthan Royals, to
enhance women’s access
to water in the Sambhar
region of Rajasthan.
This initiative aims to
enable empowered wom-
en by facilitating farm
ponds and tree plantations
to address water scarcity
challenges in the area. To
celebrate the partnership,
Australia’sHighCommis-
sioner to India, Philip
Green OAM, hosted an
event in the presence of
Rajasthan Royals’players
Sandeep Sharma, Kunal
Singh Rathore, Tom
Kohler-Cadmore, Dono-
van Ferreira, along with
Chief Executive Officer
Jake Lush McCrum, and
members of the support
staff John Gloster and Mi-
chael Italiano.
Water scarcity poses a
significant challenge in
many parts of Rajasthan,
particularly impacting
womenwhooftenbearthe
responsibility of fetching
water for their house-
holds. By partnering with
the Royal Rajasthan
Foundation, the Australi-
an High Commission
aims to alleviate this bur-
den and improve the qual-
ity of life for women and
their families.
The project will focus
on immediate access
to water through
rainwater harvesting
solutions & others
RAJASTHAN ROYALS CSR: SUPPORTING WOMEN'S ACCESS TO WATER
Australian High Commission ties up with Royal Rajasthan foundation
Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Philip Green, with the Rajasthan Royals’ players Sandeep Sharma,
Kunal Singh Rathore, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Donovan Ferreira, along with Chief Executive Officer Jake Lush
McCrum, and support staff John Gloster and Michael Italiano along with others in New Delhi on Sunday.
Angry villagers blocking the Lakheri-Bundi highway in protest
after the incident in Bundi on Sunday.
Agri experts from SKRAU eplaining abouth the Agronet House’s
effect on farming of cucumber & others in Bikaner on Sunday.
Philip Green with Jake Lush McCrum and others during the event
in New Delhi on Sunday.
T
Jaisalmer: A 57-year-
old BSF jawan serving
at a post on Indo-Pak
Border allegedly com-
mitted suicide on Sun-
day by hanging from a
tree, police said.Mukund
Deka, who hailed from
Assam and recently re-
ported to duty after holi-
days, was posted at the
Babliyanwala post. Po-
lice said reason behind
his alleged suicide is yet
to be ascertained and an
investigation has been
launched. Babliyanwala
is 140 km from Jaisalm-
er where Deka was post-
ed as a constable.
BSF jawan from Assam
serving at Indo-Pak
border hangs self
Sriganganagar: Not
registering a case despite
the complainant repeat-
edly trying to get her
case filed has cost heavi-
ly to SHO of Ghamur-
wali police station in
Sriganganagar. An FIR
has been registered
against SHO Prithviraj
on the orders of court for
not filing case on com-
plaint of a girl who had
alleged eve teasing. Pad-
ampur court after hear-
ing both sides, ordered
to file an FIR against the
SHO for not filing case
on complaint of the girl.
Court files FIR
against SHO for
delaying filing plaint
IN BRIEF
Jaipur: Reliance Jio In-
focomm Limited (Jio),
the market leader with
the largest subscriber
base, further consoli-
dates its position in Ra-
jasthan. With a cumula-
tive subscriber base of
2.67 crores in the re-
gion, Jio is the telecom
market leader. Jio has
launched 5G Services in
over 350 Towns and cit-
ies in Rajasthan and has
the widest and largest
5G coverage in the
state. As per the latest
TRAI subscriber data
report for March 2024,
Jio added 1.46 lakh new
wireless subscribers in
Rajasthan.
TRAI:JioleadsinRajwith
1.46Lnewsubscribers
RAJASTHAN 02
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Jaipur, Monday | May 6, 2024
Labtechniciancaughtstealingplasma
Vikas Sharma
Jaipur
After fake NOC for organ
transplant,another‘Game’
of plasma theft has come
to light in JK Lone hospi-
tal of Jaipur where a lab
technicianhasbeencaught
stealing plasma and sell-
ing it to private centers.
Employees working in
the blood bank of the hos-
pital caught the lab tech-
nician, Krishnakant Ka-
taria, red handed. The
hospital superintendent
Dr Kailash Meena
reached the hospital on
information. He said that
Kataria has been arrested.
Investigation revealed
that Kataria used to se-
cretly take plasma from
the blood bank. He has
confessed this during in-
terrogation. The hospital
administration has recov-
ered 76 bags of plasma
from his car.
Ahigh level committee
ledbyseniorprofessorDr.
Rambabu Sharma has
beenconstitutedtoinquire
into the matter.
Bhawani Singh
Bundi/Tonk
In a tragic incident, a
13-year-old Abhijit died
while two were seriously
injuredinanaccidentnear
a petrol pump in Lakheri
city of Bundi on Sunday.
The injured were referred
to Kota after first-aid.Ab-
hijit was returning with
his mother and maternal
uncle after celebrating his
birthday on May 4.
After the collision, the
truck driver dragged the
child for 100 metres and
fled with the truck. On re-
ceiving information, po-
lice reached the spot. The
family and the people
around blocked the road
leading to Bundi for about
six hours and denied tak-
ing the body. Later, police
calmed them and said that
appropriatecompensation
would be given by the
government. People de-
manded action against the
policeman who parked
another truck in place of
thetruckwhichcausedthe
accident. Police said that
an investigation will be
conducted & appropriate
action will be taken.Later,
the last rites of the child
were performed in pres-
ence of police personnel.
Meanwhile,inaterrible
accident in Tonk between
acarandatruck. Twocar-
borne passengers were
killedwhile3peoplewere
injured.The accident took
place near Sadar thana
near NH 52. The injured
were brought to Tonk.
JK Lone administration recovered 76 bags of plasma from accused’s car
Crime across State
CRIME
ROUNDUP ACCUSED HELD AFTER 6 MTHS FOR BEATING
ARMYMAN & DRAGGING HIM TIED TO A DUMPER
MAN HELD FOR KILLING
BROTHER WITH AXE
2 HELD FOR TRYING TO
MOW DOWN A WOMAN
PROPERTY DISPUTE IN BIKANER TURNS DEADLY:
BROTHER MURDERED, CULPRITS DETAINED
WANTED IN 3 STATES
HELD IN PRATAPGARH
MANWHOTHREATENED
MINKHARADIARRESTED
COACHINGSTUDENT
KIDNAPPED,GANG-
RAPEDINJAIPUR
Jodhpur: Police have detained three people in con-
nection with a six-month-old assault on an army man
in Jodhpur’s Bhagatasani hamlet, which involved
tying him to a dumper and dragging him. A constable is
also among the apprehended suspects. In November 2023,
Kishnaram filed a report
with the police station.
According to the source,
he is a soldier in the
Indian army. On Novem-
ber 4, 2023, he traveled to
Bhagatasani village at the
invitation of Jeethu Singh.
Jethu Singh, Tejaram, and
Javrilal battered and dragged Kishnaram after tying him to
a dumper. The police have placed all three on detention for
three days. According to their information, the police have
confiscated the dumper used in the incident.
Kota: A 38-year-old
man has been arrest-
ed for allegedly killing
his brother with an axe over
a motorcycle parking issue,
police said on Sunday. The
incident took place on late
Friday night when the ac-
cused, Sanwara Bheel, and
his younger brother, Manoj
Bheel (30), got into an argu-
ment over the parking of the
former’s motorcycle outside
their house in Jhiri village
under Suket police station,
Station House Officer (SHO)
Raghuveer Singh said.
Jaipur: Three miscre-
ants, including the
kingpin Mahesh
Jangid alias Boxer has been
arrested for attempting to
murder a woman by hitting
her with a car. The incident
took place on Mar 31 in Man-
sarovar police station area.
A woman was hit by a car
outside her house. Later, her
son registered a complaint.
Initially, police thought it to
be a road accident but ACP
Sanjay Sharma scanned the
CCTV and it came to light
that it was not an accident.
Bikaner: Due to a property disagreement, one brother
murdered the other, and the police have now detained
the brother and sister-in-law who committed the crime.
Narendra Singh and his brother, who live in village 3 KJD of
the Khajuwala subdivision, had a land dispute. Recently, a
plot costing Rs 17 lakh was auctioned in Anupgarh. A Pan-
chayat was conducted on May 2nd, and it was agreed that
the younger brother would receive Rs 5 lakh. The very fol-
lowing morning, word went across the hamlet that the brother
had died and needed to be cremated. The deceased’s wife
brought a lawsuit against her brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and
son. The police will present the culprit in court.
Pratpagarh: Rafiq
Pathan, a known
criminal with a Rs
25,000 bounty wanted in 3
States, was apprehended
in Pratapgarh. More than
15 criminal
cases have
been filed
against him.
Rafiq Pathan
was wanted
for a variety
of crimes, including drug
smuggling, arms smuggling,
obstructing official opera-
tions, animal cruelty, and
murder. The police team
discovered a 12 bore gun,
21 cartridges, and a 12 bore
gun rod in the possession of
a lady, and a case was filed,
said the SP Laxman Das.
Udaipur: The culprit,
Jitendra Ahari, was
detained by the Ko-
tra police station in Udaipur
district after threatening to
assassinate Cabinet Min-
ister Babulal
Kharadi on In-
stagram. The
accused’s
mobile phone
has been
seized by
police. SP Yogesh Goyal
stated that on Friday, a case
was registered based on
report, and an investigation
began. The offender was
identified with assistance of
special team’s technological
support, and Jitendra Ahari
was apprehended
and arrested. Ravi Sharma
Jaipur: A coach-
ing student
fell victim to a
heinous crime of kid-
napping and gang-rape
in Jaipur. The incident,
which occurred in the
jurisdiction of Kanota
Police Station, came to
light after the victim, in
her early twenties, man-
aged to escape and
reach out to her family
two days after the or-
deal. She subsequently
filed a report at the local
police station. Accord-
ing to police sources,
the victim, a student
preparing for competi-
tive exams, received
a WhatsApp message
from an unknown per-
son on April 29th. The
message threatened
to harm her family if
she did not comply with
the sender’s demands.
Fearful for her loved
ones, victim complied
and went to the speci-
fied location. Upon ar-
rival, she was coerced
into a Bolero vehicle
by two young men and
later raped.
13-year-oldkilledin
mishap,peopleblock
HighwayinBundi
Bkn’s SKRAU’s research
on cucumber production
yielding positive results
Farming in Agronet Houses
First India Bureau
Bikaner
The ongoing research
work on cucumber pro-
duction inAgronet House
(Shadenet House) of
Swami Keshwanand Ra-
jasthanAgricultural Uni-
versity has yielded posi-
tive results. Vice-Chan-
cellor Dr Arun Kumar
said that the production
of cucumber started in
Agronet House only after
about a month of sowing
the seeds. He said that
research is being done on
the benefits to farmers.
Agronet houses are
built at a lower cost than
polyhouses. PHED Stu-
dent Guide and Assistant
Professor Dr Sushil Ku-
mar said that about 40-70
kg cucumbers are pro-
duced every day.
Pradeep Gadhwal
Jhunjhunu
A 16-year-old teen-
ager died after being
electrocuted in a pool
in Jhunjhunu. The
event occurred at the
deep water pool at
Patodiya Transport.
Some children were
taking a bath in the
water pool when they
were electrocuted.
Mubarik’s kid
Ishaq perished from
electric shock. After
receiving info, police
arrived to the scene
andtookthedeceased
to the BDK Hospital
morgue. Following
the event, Municipal
Council Councilor
Azmat Ali visited
BDK Hospital.While
accusing the water
pool operator and
claiming that the pool
is being run poorly
andwithoutsufficient
management, the
family members have
yet to provide a report
on the subject.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Governor Kalraj Mishra
has expressed grief over
demise of Gopal Krishna
Goswami, Chairman of
the Governing Council of
ISKCON India.
Mishra said that his
contribution in construc-
tion of dozens of temples
andculturalcentersacross
the world is a unique gift.
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma
alsoexpressedcondolenc-
es on Goswami’s demise.
16-yr-old boy
electrocuted
at a water park
in Jhunjhunu
Guv, CM condole
demise of ISKCON
chairman Goswami
First India Bureau
Ajmer
Entries have been invited
for the state level essay
competition on Basic ele-
ments of decision writing
in revenue cases, organ-
ized by Revenue Board
Ajmer for the improve-
ment in the functioning
of Revenue Courts.
IAS officers of Ra-
jasthan state, RAS offic-
ers, Revenue officers and
employees, advocates
and common citizens can
participate in the
competition,which is be-
ing organized as per the
instructions of Revenue
Board Chairman Rajesh-
war Singh, Indian Ad-
ministrative Service
The maximum word
limit for essays to be sent
in Hindi or English has
been fixed at one thou-
sand. The original essay
composition can be sent
to the Revenue Board on
e-mail ID bor-rj@nic.in
or to the address of the
Registrar, Revenue
Board, Ajmer. Essays re-
ceived after the last date
will not be included in
the evaluation. Last date
is June 5. On the basis of
the excellence of the es-
says received by the
Board under these five
categories, the partici-
pants will be selected for
the first, second and third
place in each category
after being reviewed by
the committee formed at
the Revenue Board level,
Mahavir Prasad, Regis-
trar of the Revenue
Board, said.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Anawarenessprogramme
was organized at the Na-
tional Institute of Ayur-
veda by WHO on World
Hand Hygiene Day on
Sunday. The theme of the
programme was ‘Nirogi
Bharat, Swastha Bharat’
where awareness was cre-
ated among more than
2,000 people.
In the programme, pa-
tients and their families
were informed by doctors
andnursingworkersabout
seven steps to wash hands
properly. They also gave
information related to
hand hygiene to stay
healthy.HospitalSuperin-
tendent Professor Anu-
pam Srivastava said,
“Manydiseases occurdue
to infection caused by
hands. It is important that
such events are organized
not only on special days
but always,” he said. Hos-
pital Dy Superintendent
Dr Harish Bhakuni said,
“WHO stressedonimpor-
tance of washing hands to
prevent infection. ”
Entriesinvitedforessayon‘Basicelementsof
decision writing’ by Revenue Board Ajmer
World Hand Hygiene Day celebrated in Jpr
‘HIGH YIELDS  MORE
INCOME AT LESS COST
THROUGH AGRONET’
Horticulture Depart-
ment Head Dr PK
Yadav said that in
the off season, cucumbers
are produced in polyhouses
and shednets and the May
and June temperature af-
fects production. “Farmers
can get high yields and
more income at less cost
through Agronet House in
less space,” he said.
Doctors and Nursing staff of National Institute of Ayurveda Jaipur
giving demo of hand wash to celebrate the day on Sunday.
2 car borne passengers
killed, 3 injured in a
road mishap in Tonk
GITB 2024 INAUGURATED
‘India is a 365-day destination for tourists’
Nirmal Tiwari
Jaipur
ndia is not just a
destination that
can be traversed
for a few months in a year
but can be explored all
365 days. With 42 UNE-
SCO World Heritage
Sites and 3700 protected
monuments, there is a di-
versity of offerings and a
vast tapestry of culture
and culinary delights that
one can experience here.
With ‘Wed In India’ ini-
tiative, one will also be
able to sample the culture
around marriages.
This was stated by Di-
rector General, Ministry
of Tourism, Government
of India, IAS Manisha
Saxena. She was address-
ing the inauguration of
the 13th edition of the
Great Indian Travel Ba-
zaar at Jai Mahal Palace
today. The GITB is being
organised from 5 to 7
May. On the occasion,
Principal Secretary, De-
partment of Tourism,
Government of Ra-
jasthan, Gayatri Rathore
said that through this in-
valuable partnership and
collaborative efforts,
GITB has been playing a
crucial role within the
tourism industry.
Manisha Saxena also
highlighted the burgeon-
ing destination wedding
trend during the inaugural
of the 1st ‘Wed in India’
expo at Rambagh Palace
in the morning.
(L to R) Dipak Deva, SK Pathak, Manisha Saxena, Gayatri Sharma, Jyotsna Suri, Rashmi Sharma,
Kuldeep Singh Chandela at the inauguration of Great Indian Travel Bazaar.  MUKESH KIRADOO
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NEETexammarredby wrong
paperdistribution;stabbing
Sandeep Goyal and
Gajanand Sharma
Sawai Madhopur / Sikar
AsNEETUGexamination
was conducted on Sunday
in 24 cities of Rajasthan
where a total of 1 lakh
97,000 candidates ap-
peared, a case of wrong
paper distribution by a
centre superintendent
come to light. The blunder
came to light during exam
in Girls Higher Secondary
Adarsh Vidya Mandir in
Sawai Madhopur after
which National Testing
Agency (NTA) issued
public information for re-
exam of about 120 affect-
ed students the same day.
Meanwhile, in Sikar, a
candidate stabbed another
outside the exam centre in
Dantaramgarh. Yash Ku-
mar was stabbed in his
stomach. The accused,
Naveen, was writing the
exam at the centre. Kumar
is said to be critical.
FAKE CANDIDATES TRYING TO APPEAR FOR NEET
EXAMINATION HELD IN BHARATPUR BY POLICE
In Bharatpur, a proxy candidate appearing in the
NEET exam has been arrested. ASP Aklesh Sharma
said that a young man, Abhishek, was appearing for
the exam in place of Rahul Gurjar. Gurjar is a resident of
Bandhana, Dausa while Abhishek is a resident of Karauli.
A total of six people were taken into custody. In Barmer,
another proxy candidate was arrested at Antri Devi School
examination centre. He was taken for interrogation.
Students arrive at the NEET examination centre in Jaipur on Sunday.  NAIM KHAN
Case against
RLP’s Hanuman
Beniwal for
violating MCC
First India Bureau
Nagaur
A case has been regis-
tered in Kuchera police
station against INDIA
Alliance candidate from
Nagaur and Khinvsar
MLA Hanuman Beniwal
for protesting and hold-
ing a meeting on the vot-
ing day.
In this regard, BJPcan-
didate Jyoti Mirdha had
complained to the elec-
tion observer Ripudaman
Singh Dhillon that the
Model Code of Conduct
was violated. It was men-
tioned in the complaint
that after a dispute be-
tween the two parties
during the voting, RLP
Supremo and candidate
Beniwal along with his
supporters held a meet-
ing without permission
on the common road at
Kuchera bus stand.The
original FIR has been
sent to CID CB Jaipur for
investigation.
In UP, Pilot accuses BJP for
doing politics of ‘vengeance’
First India Bureau
Agra
Senior Congress leader
Sachin Pilot, while ad-
dressing a public meeting
in Bah, Agra on Sunday
in support of INDIA alli-
ance candidate Ramnath
Sikarwar from Fatehpur
Sikri, said that there is a
wave of change and the
days of Narendra Modi
government were num-
bered. He said that the
BJP was talking about
crossing 400 seats but is
silent now.
Pilot said that the Cen-
tral government did not
fulfill the praomises in 10
years and failed to tackle
inflation, unemployment,
agricultural distress,
black money and corrup-
tion. “Now they are in-
dulging in politics of
vengeance and have sent
two Chief Ministers in
jail and have frozen Con-
gress’s bank accounts,”
he said.
Sachin Pilot stated that
BJP has created an at-
mosphere of fear by sus-
pending 147 MPs in a
day. Pilot said that BJP is
spreading baseless lies
that if Congress comes to
power, it will snatch
away the mangalsutras
and buffalos and give it
to others.
Sachin Pilot addressing the public during a gathering at Bah in
Agra on sunday.
GIB conservation: A unique tunnel being mulled
First India Bureau
Jaipur
After the state govern-
ment’s announcement in
the last budget to con-
struct a tunnel near the
Ramdevra Breeding Sta-
tion of the district for the
conservation and pro-
motion of the Great In-
dian Bustard, the depart-
ment officials have fi-
nally started brainstorm-
ing and trying to impli-
ment the ways in which
the project could be
done.
Notably, this will be
the first tunnel of its kind
in the country and the
world, in which an effort
will be made to increase
the number of birds here.
Sources said that ef-
forts are on regarding
the design and estimated
cost of construction of
the tunnel.
The officials responsi-
ble for Desert National
Park (DNP) said that
steps are being taken
very cautiously to avoid
any failure. If the tunnel
that is being constructed
here Ramdevra proves
successful, it can also be
constructed in the DNP
area located in Sudasari
area also. Work is also
going on by the DNP on
making a rewilding en-
closure.
Dist Collectors asked to coordinate
for effective stop on illegal mining
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Principal Secy Mines
Ajitabh Sharma has
written a letter to Dist
Collectors, asking them
to organize an immediate
meeting of Dist Level
Committee for action
against illegal mining ac-
tivities  effective con-
trol. He said that a com-
mittee has been formed
under the chairmanship
of the District Collector
for effective action and
coordination on illegal
mining activities.
long with this, accord-
ing to the order issued in
2018, District Collectors
have also been author-
ized to constitute SIT to
take action against illegal
mining, transportation
and storage of gravel.
Sharma has instructed
the District Collectors to
send the minutes of the
District Level Commit-
tee meeting to the state
government and organize
regular meetings in fu-
ture.
He has also written a
letter to Jaipur and Jodh-
pur Police Commissioner
and all Superintendents
of Police to coordinate
and cooperate in taking
action against illegal
mining activities.
Sharma said that as per
the circular issued from
time to time by the Chief
Secretary, the Forest De-
partment is authorized to
take action in forest land
and the Revenue Depart-
ment in Khatedari land.
Cong opened English schools
to get cheap popularity: Saraf
Man behind 250 kg gold
smuggling syndicate held
First India Bureau
Jaipur
BJP MLA Kalicharan
Saraf said that the former
Congress government
had opened English me-
dium schools in a haste to
get cheap popularity.
“English medium
schools were opened in a
hurry by the previous Ge-
hlot government. The
schools were opened
without preparations to
get cheap popularity,” he
said. “The child who will
study in Hindi medium
till 6th class will be sent
to study in English me-
dium. What will he un-
derstand there?,” he said.
Apart from this, he
said, the Hindi medium
schools which have been
converted to English me-
dium do not have English
medium teachers. “Then
how will Hindi medium
teachers teach students in
English medium? There-
fore, definitely the deci-
sion taken is the right
step,” he said.
Vimal Kothari
Jaipur
In a significant break-
through, officials from
the Directorate of Reve-
nue Intelligence (DRI)
have nabbed the alleged
mastermind orchestrating
a deceptive scheme that
ensnared unemployed
youth into gold smug-
gling activities. Jitendra
Soni, known as Jitu Soni,
hailing from Ramlila
Maidan, Sikar, was ap-
prehended on Saturday
evening. Soni, alongside
his cohorts, purportedly
enticed job seekers from
Sikar, Churu, and Nagaur
districts with promises of
lucrative overseas em-
ployment in Gulf coun-
tries. Upon arrival, they
were coerced into smug-
gling gold to cover in-
curred expenses. The il-
licit operation, spanning
multiple districts, saw
smuggled gold transport-
ed via various means.
Over past three years,
Soni smuggled approxi-
mately 250 kg of gold.
Senior Congress
leader Sachin Pilot
criticized the BJP
government driven
by citing unfulfilled
promises, economic
challenges, and
political vendetta
MeT issues heatwave warning in many districts of State in next few days
L-R: A monkey takes refuge in water; young children dive into the waters of Galtaji to beat the heat on Sunday, as heatwave conditions prevail in parts of Rajasthan. MeT has predicted maximum temperature is likely to increase by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius in the next few days
while on May 7 the maximum temperature is likely to be 44-45 degrees Celsius at some places in Western Rajasthan and there is a possibility of a heat wave at some places in Jodhpur and Bikaner divisions.  SUNIL SHARMA
S’Madhopur: NTA
orders re-test of 120
students after wrong
paper distribution
Candidate stabs
another in Sikar
outside exam centre
ecently, a nine-
judge constitution
bench of the Su-
preme Court has
started hearing,
after 22 years, a reference to de-
termine whether directive prin-
ciple of the state policy en-
shrined inArticle 39 (b) permits
the Government to redistribute
privately-owned properties as
material sources of the commu-
nity to subserve common good.
It is crucial to comprehend as to
how this matter has snowballed
into a major interpretational di-
lemma against the backdrop of
ongoing acrimonious political
debate about redistribution of
wealth.
Historically speaking, a sev-
en-judge constitution bench ex-
pressed in the case of Rangana-
tha Reddy (1977 4 SCC 471)
that “we do not consider it nec-
essary to express any opinion
with reference to Article 31C
read with clauses (b) and (c) of
Article 39 of the Constitution.”
However, a controversy com-
menced with the dissenting
opinion of Justice Krishna Iyer
that “economic democracy en-
souls the social philosophy of
Article 39 (b) and (c) of the
Constitution.” He held that epi-
thet “material sources of the
community” includes private
property also.
In Sanjeev Coke case (1983
(1) SCC 147), a five-judge
bench relied on the minority
opinion of Justice Iyer, and held
that “the expression ‘material
resources of the community’
means all things which are ca-
pable of producing wealth for
the community. There is no war-
rant for interpreting the expres-
sion to include public owned
material resources and exclude
private-owned material re-
sources.” Later on, a nine-judge
bench of theApex Court held in
the case of Mafatlal Industries
(1997 5 SCC 536) that “Article
39 cannot be a basis for retain-
ing whatever has been gathered
unlawfully by the Government
for common good. Simply stated
the Directive Principles of State
Policy do not license the Gov-
ernment to rob Peter to pay
Paul.” It said it was difficult to
accept the view that material
resources under Article 39 (b)
covered what is privately
owned.
In 1997, Mumbai-based
Property Owners Association
preferred an appeal in Supreme
Court challenging the provi-
sions of Chapter 8 of Maharash-
tra Housing  Area Develop-
ment Authority Act, 1986,
which allows taking over prop-
erties for redevelopment. This
law, intended to implement Ar-
ticle 39 (b), provided that a state
authority could acquire proper-
ties for redevelopment if 70% of
owners agreed to such acquisi-
tion. In 2002, a seven-judge
constitution bench hearing
Property Owners Association
case, referred interpretation of
Article 39 (b) to nine-judge con-
stitution bench.
These varied verdicts of the
Apex Court on the acquisition
of private properties for com-
mon good have been rather per-
plexing and inconsistent, lead-
ing to questions over the effi-
cacy and judicial discipline of
constitution benches, which
have failed to reconcile conflict-
ing aims of the doctrine of emi-
nent domain, enshrined in Ar-
ticle 300A and a constitutional
right to hold property. The doc-
trine of eminent domain com-
prises two parts, (a) acquisition
of property in the public inter-
est; and (b) payment of reason-
able compensation therefor.
Article 39 (b) lays down the
that the state shall direct its poli-
cy towards securing that the
ownership and control of mate-
rial resources of the community
are so distributed as best to pro-
mote the common good. Gran-
ville Austin says (Indian Consti-
tution-Cornerstone of a Nation p.
66) that “the fundamental rights
and directive principles appear
as distinct entities. Former are
negative in nature because they
prevent the government from do-
ing certain things; whereas the
latter are positive obligations
requiring the government to do
certain things. This exemplifies
not only the desire for negative
freedom, but also positive free-
dom, so perceptively described
by Sir Isaiah Berlin (‘Two Con-
cepts’p.47-48) as “the desire for
the positive freedom of collective
self-direction.”
The crux of the matter is to
define the expression “material
resources of the community,”
(variously described as natural
resources, mines, minerals,
quarries, electricity, oil and nat-
ural gas, riparian-sea-marine
resources, lands, space spec-
trum etc.). We should get to
know what framers of the con-
stitution, who discussed draft
Article 31 (Article 39) in the
Constituent Assembly on 22nd
November, 1948, meant by this
appellation.
Professor K. T. Shah (Bihar-
General), the most doctrinaire
socialist, said that “....the own-
ership, control and management
of the natural resources shall be
vested in the community collec-
tively, and shall be exploited,
developed and worked by the
community…..No human being
has lent any value to those re-
sources by his or her own la-
bour. They are gifts of nature…..
Mines and mineral wealth…are
an exhaustible asset....The ulti-
mate ownership of these re-
sources can only be in the hands
of the State….. …...The biggest
of them, (is) land. The agricul-
tural land of this country be-
longs to the country collective-
ly….The natural resources…we
should have in common owner-
ship and develop collectively.”
Participating in the debate
Professor Shibban Lal Saksena
(United Provinces-General)
stated “that ownership and con-
trol of the material resources of
the community is the most im-
portant principle…..where all
the resources of the country be-
long to the State and are to be
used for the well-being of the
community. I do feel …..that the
key industries shall be national-
ised …..This is the best method
of distributing the “material
resources” of the country. The
State shall promote……eco-
nomic democracy……in ac-
cordance with the view of Dr.
Ambedkar..….of `one man one
value’.”
Shri Jadubans Sahaya (Bihar-
General) mentioned that…
..“the means of production and
the natural or material resourc-
es of the country shall belong to
the community……All gifts of
nature should belong to the
State or to the community…..
The community will own the
gifts of God……The natural re-
sources of the community…be-
long to the poor people of the
country for benefit of all.”
Dr. Ambedkar indicated that
the… “Draft……..includes par-
ticular propositions…moved by
Professor Shah. The clauses
have been drafted deliberately
for a set purpose.” TT Krishna-
machari described it as “a veri-
table dustbin of sentiments…..
sufficiently resilient as to permit
any individual member of the
House to ride his hobby horse
into it” (CAD VII 12 583).
Broadly speaking, in the eyes of
framers of the Constitution
“material resources of the com-
munity” denoted natural re-
sources. None of them indicated
that private resources were “ma-
terial resources of the commu-
nity.” Notwithstanding these
debates, these positive rights, in
the form of directive principles,
have provided an impetus to-
wards rebuilding society for
common good. It is reasonable
to expect that the Apex Court
will find, in the words of TH
Green, “a middle way between
individual liberty and the public
good, between preserving the
property and bestowing benefits
on the many in order to liberate
the powers of all men equally
for contributions to the common
good” (Liberal Legislation
Vol.3 p.372). Amen, so it be.
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY
THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL
TOP
TWEETS
SPIRITUAL SPEAK
He who is content with
whatever comes, without
attachment, not disappointed
when he gets nothing, is wise.
BHAGAVAD GITA
LEGAL
CLARITY
These varied verdicts of
the Apex Court on the
acquisition of private
properties for common
good have been rather
perplexing and inconsist-
ent, leading to questions
over the efficacy and
judicial discipline of con-
stitution benches, which
have failed to reconcile
conflicting aims of the doc-
trine of eminent domain,
enshrined in Article 300A
and a constitutional right
to hold property. The doc-
trine of eminent domain
comprises two parts, (a)
acquisition of property in
the public interest; and (b)
payment of reasonable
compensation therefor.
COMMUNITYRESOURCES:
ANEQUITABLELANDSCAPE
Historically speaking, a seven-judge constitution bench
expressed in the case of Ranganatha Reddy (1977 4 SCC
471) that “we do not consider it necessary to express any
opinion with reference to Article 31C read with clauses (b)
and (c) of Article 39 of the Constitution.” However, a
controversy commenced with the dissenting opinion of
Justice Krishna Iyer that “economic democracy ensouls the
social philosophy of Article 39 (b) and (c) of the
Constitution.” He held that epithet “material sources of the
community” includes private property also
Shrawan
Sawhney
The writer is IAS (Retd.)
R
Srila Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja was
a revered spiritual icon, globally respected
for his unwavering devotion to Bhagwan
Shri Krishna and his tireless service through ISKCON.
His teachings emphasized the importance of devotion,
kindness and service to others. He also played a
significant role in expanding the community service
efforts of ISKCON, particularly in areas like education,
health and serving the needy. My thoughts are with
all devotees in this tragic hour. Om Shanti.
Narendra Modi@narendramodi
I am overwhelmed by the unprecedented enthusiasm and
affection of my family members in Kanpur! The immense
blessings I received from all of you in today’s road show
have filled me with new energy. Your presence in such huge
numbers shows how much love Kanpur residents have for their
Modi. The joy and enthusiasm I witnessed among my mothers,
sisters and my young colleagues during this time shows
that the entire Kanpur city is with the government
that is committed to service, good governance and
realizing resolutions.
Rajnath Singh (मोदी का पिरवार)@rajnathsingh
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ADITYANATH HIGHLIGHTS DEVELOPMENT IN HARDOI
‘SP tried to withdraw cases against terrorists’
Agencies
Hardoi (UP)
ttar Pradesh
Chief Minister
Yogi Adity-
anath on Sunday at-
tacked the Samajwadi
Party, alleging it strove
to withdraw cases
against “terrorists”
when it was in power in
the state and also disre-
spected Lord Ram.
“During its tenure, the
Samajwadi Party exhib-
ited a keen interest in
withdrawing cases
against terrorists. They
sought to withdraw cases
against individuals im-
plicated in attacks on sig-
nificant sites, including
the CRPF camp in Ram-
pur,Ayodhya, Sankatmo-
chan Temple in Kashi
(Varanasi), Lucknow and
Varanasi court,” Adity-
anath said in a statement.
“The Hon’ble HC
even rebuked the party,
saying that their next
step could possibly be
conferring the Padma
Award on terrorists,” the
statement added.
He made the remarks
addressing a rally in
Mallawan, Hardoi,
where he sought votes
for BJP candidate and
sitting MPAshok Rawat.
Adityanath claimed that
the trend from the first
two phases so far indi-
cates the BJP will cross
400 seats and re-elect
Narendra Modi as the
prime minister.
He claimed that dur-
ing his tenure Hardoi
district had received sig-
nificant investments,
and got a new district
and a medical college.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a public
meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Etawah district, Sunday.
U
SP,Congworkonlytobenefit
theirfamilies,votebanks:PM
PM Narendra Modi being felicitated during a public meeting ahead of the third phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Etawah on Sunday.
JP Nadda addresses during the release of party’s manifesto
(Sankalpa Patra) for Odisha Assembly elections, in Bhubaneswar.
PTI
Etawah (UP)
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi on Sunday attacked
the Samajwadi Party and
the Congress, saying they
are contesting elections
to benefit their families
and their vote banks.
Addressing a Lok Sab-
ha poll rally here in Sa-
majwadi Party (SP)
founder the late Mulay-
am Singh Yadav’s home
turf, Modi also recalled
Yadav’s 2019 speech in
Parliament, where he
had said that Modi was
going to become the
prime minister again.
The SP and the Con-
gress, both members of
the opposition INDIA
bloc, are contesting the
polls in the state as al-
lies. “The Samajwadi
Party and the Congress
are contesting the elec-
tions for their future
and that of their chil-
dren. They work only to
benefit their families
and their vote banks,”
Modi alleged.
He also attacked the
Samajwadi Party on the
issue of COVID-19 vac-
cines, alleging that its
leaders had instigated
people against the vac-
cines but got themselves
inoculated in secret.
The PM said the slogans of both the SP  the Congress are ‘lies’
BJP will ensure reservation
for SC, ST, OBC: Amit Shah
Amit Shah addresses at a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Adilabad on Sunday.
PTI
Telangana
Reservations for SC, ST,
OBCs would not end as
long as there is even one
BJP MP in Parliament,
Union Home Minister
Amit Shah said on Sun-
day. Addressing an elec-
tion rally at Kagaznagar
in Telangana, Shah al-
leged that Telangana
Chief MinisterARevanth
Reddy also forwarded a
doctored video of the top
BJP leader.
This is a reference to
the case over a ‘doctored’
video of Shah being cir-
culated on social media.
As the voting for
phase 3 of Lok Sabha
elections is scheduled to
take place on May 7,
Congress has released a
40-star campaigner list
today for Maharashtra.
The list includes Mall-
ikarjun Kharge, Rahul
Gandhi, Priyanka Gan-
dhi Vadra, and KC
Venugopal among other
campaigners.
As 94 constituencies
go to poll in the third
phase of Lok Sabha elec-
tions on May 7, Prime
Minister Narendra Modi
will visitAyodhya today.
During his visit, the
prime minister will also
be visiting the Ram
Temple, wherein he will
perform a pooja and dar-
shan, following which
he is also slated to hold
a roadshow. On Satur-
day, Prime Minister
Modi held a roadshow in
Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur
in support of Lok Sabha
candidates contesting
from Kanpur andAkbar-
pur. He was accompa-
nied by Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister YogiAdi-
tyanath, Kanpur candi-
date Ramesh Awasthi
and Akbarpur candidate
Devendra Singh.
‘Cong'sagendaistosnatch
quotasofDalits,OBCs
givethemtoMuslims’
Agencies
Surajpur
BJP president J P Nadda
on Sunday claimed the
Congress’ agenda is to
snatch the reservations of
Dalits, tribals and Other
Backward Classes and
give them to Muslims as
part of its appeasement
politics. Nadda said the
politics of vote bank, re-
ligion and caste was
prevalent before 2014
but its definition was
changed by PM Narendra
Modi whose focus was
on development for all.
“The Congress wants
to snatch the reservations
of Dalits, tribals and
backwards and give these
quotas to Muslims to ap-
pease them. The Con-
gress has mentioned in its
manifesto that it will en-
sure special treatment for
minorities,” Nadda said.
What is a minority for
them (Congress)? (For-
mer prime minister)
Manmohan Singh had
said Muslims have the
first right on the coun-
try’s resources, he said.
PM Modi wants to take away reservation,
says Rahul Gandhi at Telangana rally
PTI
Hyderabad
Mounting his attack on
the BJP, Congress leader
Rahul Gandhi on Sunday
alleged that Prime Minis-
ter Narendra Modi was
against reservations and
wanted to take away quo-
tas from the people.
Addressing an election
rally at Nirmal under
Adilabad (ST) LS con-
stituency in Telangana,
he claimed that the ongo-
ing general elections is
taking place between two
ideologies in which Con-
gress is trying to safe-
guard the Constitution,
while the BJP-RSS com-
bine wants to end it and
people’s rights.
“Modi ji is against res-
ervation. The biggest is-
sue before the country is
increasing reservation
from 50 pc,” he added.
SP,BJP,Congressgearupfor
decisivephase3inUttarPradesh
Agencies
Lucknow
Campaigning for the
third phase of the Lok
Sabha election in Uttar
Pradesh ended Sunday 6
pm after days of hectic
roadshows and rallies by
rival political leaders for
the 10 constituencies
which will go the polls
on May 7.
Sambhal, Hathras
(SC), Agra (SC),
Fatehpur Sikri, Firo-
zabad, Mainpuri, Etah,
Budaun, Aonla and Ba-
reilly will go to polls in
the current phase.
The fate of 100 candi-
dates in this phase will be
decided by 1.88 crore
voters – a little over 1
crore male voters, and
more than 87 lakh wom-
en voters – in this phase.
Congress promises real jobs, MSP payments in Gujarat rally
Agencies
Ahmedabad
Congress spokesperson
Supriya Shrinate on Sun-
day highlighted key is-
sues, stressing the need
for an issue-based poli-
tics, in Ahmedabad.
While addressing a
rally, Shrinate also
urged for a shift away
from divisive rhetoric
and towards addressing
crucial concerns like
employment, education,
and healthcare.
Highlighting the Con-
gress manifesto, Shrinate
emphasised, “Our mani-
festo reflects the needs of
our women, youth, farm-
ers, and soldiers. It’s a
revolutionary manifes-
to.” Regarding agricul-
tural policies, Shrinate
promised, “We will en-
sure (MSP) payments are
made directly to farmers
at procurement centres.
APMCs (Agricultural
Produce Market Com-
mittees) will be digitally
crediting farmers’ bank
accounts, streamlining
the process and benefit-
ing farmers directly.”
Devender Yadav
takes charge as
Delhi Congress
President
ANI
New Delhi
Amid a string of political
developments in the Del-
hi Congress, Devender
Yadav, who was the in-
terim president of the
Delhi Pradesh Congress
Committee, took charge
as the Delhi Congress
President on Sunday.
After taking charge as
Delhi Congress Presi-
dent, DevenderYadav af-
firmed that he will work
hard to fulfill the respon-
sibilities bestowed upon
him and said INDIA bloc
will win all seven seats in
Delhi in the Lok Sabha
elections. “It is an impor-
tant day for me because I
have been given a big re-
sponsibility. I want to
thank the central leader-
ship for showing faith in
me,” he told ANI.
BJP slams Cong for ‘Kasab
didn’t kill Karkare’ remark
Agencies
Mumbai/New Delhi
Congress leader from
Maharashtra Vijay Wa-
dettiwar, sparked a major
controversy with his re-
marks about the death of
police official Hemant
Karkare during the 26/11
Mumbai terror attacks.
Wadettiwar claimed that
Karkare was not killed by
terrorist Ajmal Kasab but
by an RSS-affiliated po-
lice officer.
The BJP strongly con-
demned Wadettiwar’s re-
marks, accusing the Con-
gress of giving a clean
chit to Pakistan regarding
the 26/11 attacks. BJPna-
tional spokesperson She-
hzad Poonawala criti-
cized Congress for prior-
itizing vote bank politics.
POLICE BOOK DOZENS
OF SP WORKERS
Mainpuri: Around
90-100 unnamed
SP workers have
been booked in Mainpuri
for allegedly vandalising a
statue of Maharana Pratap
and indulging in hooligan-
ism, police said on Sunday.
According to residents, the
incident took place Satur-
day after the road show of
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.
Poll Campaign
PM CONDOLES DEATH OF ISKCON GBC SRILA GOPAL KRISHNA GOSWAMI
New Delhi: PM Modi
condoled the death
of ISKCON Govern-
ing Body Commissioner
(GBC) Srila Gopal Krishna
Goswami Maharaja, who
passed away on Sunday
and said that his teachings
emphasized the importance
of devotion, kindness and
service to others. “Srila
Gopal Krishna Goswami
Maharaja was a revered
spiritual icon, globally
respected for his unwaver-
ing devotion to Bhagwan
Shri Krishna and his tireless
service through ISKCON.
His teachings emphasized
the importance of devotion,
kindness and service to oth-
ers. He also played a signif-
icant role in expanding the
community service efforts
of ISKCON, particularly in
areas like education, health
and serving the needy. Om
Shanti,” PM Modi posted on
X. The International Society
for Krishna Consciousness
Delhi, informed that Gopala
Krsna Goswami passed at
9:20 am on Sunday.
MODI, NADDA ON
2-DAY ODISHA VISIT
OTHER LOK SABHA POLL HIGHLIGHTS
Prime Minister
Narendra Modi
and BJP presi-
dent J P Nadda will
arrive in Bhubaneswar
on Sunday on their
two-day visit to Odisha.
PM Modi is scheduled
to arrive in the Odisha
capital around 9.30 pm
and will make a night
halt at Raj Bhavan.
He will address elec-
tion rallies at Berham-
pur and Nabarangpur
on Monday, a BJP
leader said.
z Campaigning for sec-
ond phase of 14 LS seats
ends in Karnataka as
'sex scandal' dominates
narrative
z Campaigning ends for
Chhattisgarh LS polls:
Corruption, Constitution,
Naxalism top issues
z Campaigning ends
for Gujarat LS polls: BJP
aims to repeat sweep de-
spite Cong-AAP alliance
z Campaign ends for 5
LS seats in Bihar
z Cong files complaint
with EC against BJP chief
J P Nadda, others over
alleged MCC violation
z Campaigning ends for
third phase of polling in
four Bengal LS seats
z Campaigning ends for
11 Lok Sabha seats in
Maha; polls on May 7
z Poll campaigning ends
in 2 LS seats in Goa
CONGTOAPPROACHCOURTSFORDISQUALIFICATION
Cong general secretary in-charge of Assam Jitendra
Singh on Sunday said the party will approach the
courts for disqualification of its MLAs who are
involved in anti-party activities after the Assembly Speaker
failed to act on its petitions to cancel their membership of
the House. We have already written to the Speaker seeking
disqualification of Congress MLAs indulging in anti-party
activities, Singh said, addressing a press conference.
JAGAN REDDY GOVERNMENT KEPT NONE OF ITS
PROMISES: AMIT SHAH IN ANDHRA
Anantapur: Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said
that the INDIA bloc has no candidate for the post of
Prime Minister, adding that the country has decided to
give Prime Minister Narendra Modi a third term. Addressing
an election rally at Dharmavaram in Sri Sathya Sai district
along with Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandra-
babu Naidu, he sought to know who was the prime ministerial
candidate of the INDIA bloc. God forbid, if you were to come
to power, who would you elect as your Prime Minister? Will
Sharad Pawar be the PM? Will Mamata Banerjee become
(the PM) or MK Stalin Or Udahav Thackeray? I will take
another name. Please don't laugh. Can Rahul Baba become
the PM? he wondered while addressing the rally.
Supriya Shrinate
Rahul Gandhi
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Rains along with hailstorm wreak havoc in several parts of Manipur
PTI
Manipur
Heavy rains accompa-
nied by a hailstorm
lashed several parts of
Manipur on Sunday,
damaging houses and ve-
hicles, officials said.
Several houses were
damaged in different
parts of the state, includ-
ing Canchipur and Tera
in Imphal West, with
hails leaving holes on tin
roofs. Strong winds also
blew away hutments in
different areas, they said.
In many areas the hails
formed a thick white
blanket.
Windshields of four-
wheelers parked in the
open developed cracks
due to the hailstorm.
Trees were also uprooted
in many areas by the
winds.
An official said the
damage was being as-
sessed.
The Met Department
issued an orange alert of
heavy to very heavy
rains in several North-
eastern states, including
Manipur, till Tuesday.
Chief Minister N
Biren Singh said his
government would re-
pair the houses that were
damaged.
Kerala: IMD predicts heavy rainfall in 6 districts
Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological
Department has predicted the possibility of rain for the
next 5 days amid rising heat in Kerala. The IMD stated that
the rain will occur in 6 districts including Thiruvanantha-
puram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, and
Idukki today. The IMD predicted rainfall in Thiruvanantha-
puram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam,
Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad
districts tomorrow ( May 6). The weather department has
announced a yellow alert in 2 districts including Ernakulam
and Wayanad. Meanwhile, the Indian National Center for
Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) has issued a
possibility of a sea attack in South Kerala in the next 6 hours.
PakistanOccupiedKashmiris
verymuchapartofIndia:EAM
Agencies
Cuttack (Odisha)
External Affairs Minister
S Jaishankar on Sunday
said that Pakistan-occu-
pied Kashmir is part of
India and added that there
is a resolution of the In-
dian Parliament which
states that PoK is part of
the country. He noted that
people were made to for-
get about PoK, however,
it is now back in the con-
sciousness of the people
of India.
Asked about India’s
plans for PoK during an
interactive session in Cut-
tack, Mr Jaishankar re-
sponded, “PoK has never
been out of this country. It
is part of this country.
There is a resolution of
the Indian Parliament that
PoK is very much a part
of India. Now, how did
PoK, how did other peo-
ple get control? You
know, when you have
someone who is not a re-
sponsible custodian of a
house, someone steals
from outside. Now, here
you have allowed another
country.”
“You know, it was be-
cause we did not pursue
the vacation of Pakistan
from these territories in
the early years of their
independence that this
very sorry state of affairs
is continuing. So, what
will happen in the future?
Very difficult to tell. But,
I always tell people one
thing today PoK is in the
consciousness once again
of the people of India. We
had forgotten about it.We
were made to forget about
it. That it is today back
definitely, the fact you are
asking me a question is, I
think, something which is
very good,” he added.
He also spoke about the
abrogation of Article 370
in Jammu and Kashmir
and stressed that it should
have been abrogated a
long time back.
Addressing the critiques of the abrogation of Article 370,
S Jaishankar said that it was a temporary provision in the
constitution and it had to be removed. PTI
“PeopleofPakistan-Occupied-
KashmirwillwanttojoinIndia”
PTI
New Delhi
India will never give up
its claim on Pakistan-Oc-
cupied-Kashmir (PoK)
but it won’t have to cap-
ture it with force because
its people, on their own,
would want to be part of
India after seeing the de-
velopment in Kashmir,
Defence Minister Rajnath
Singh has said.
In an exclusive inter-
view to PTI, Singh as-
serted that the ground
situation has improved
significantly in Jammu
and Kashmir and that a
time will come whenAF-
SPA (Armed Forces Spe-
cial Powers Act) will no
longer be required in the
Union Territory.
The defence minister,
however, said the matter
is under the domain of the
Union Home Ministry
and it will take appropri-
ate decisions. He said
elections will also be held
there definitely, but
wouldn’t give a timeline.
“I think India will not
have to do anything. The
way the ground situation
has changed in Jammu
and Kashmir, the way the
region is witnessing eco-
nomic progress and the
way peace has returned
there, I think demands
will emerge from people
of PoK that they should
merge with India,” he
said.
“We will not have to
use force to take PoK as
people would say that we
must be merged with In-
dia. Such demands are
now coming,” he said.
The defence minister as-
serted that “PoK was, is,
and will remain ours”.
Defence Minister Rajnath
Singh during an interview
with PTI, in New Delhi.
MAJORHIGHLIGHTS
z The theaterisation
process in the military
is making progress as
consensus is emerg-
ing among the three
services on the ambi-
tious initiative, Defence
Minister Rajnath Singh
said in first clear remarks
reflecting forward move-
ment in the mega reform
initiative.
z Former Pakistani min-
ister Chaudhry Fawad
Hussain’s “praise” of
Rahul Gandhi is a matter
of “grave concern” and
Congress must explain
the “deep love” for its
leader from a country
that always attempted
to destabilise India, De-
fence Minister Rajnath
Singh has said.
Blue Corner Notice issued to
track down Prajwal Revanna
Agencies
Bengaluru
A Blue Corner notice,
seeking information
about Prajwal Revanna,
the MP accused of sex
crimes, has been issued
by the Central Bureau of
Information. Prajwal Re-
venna is said to be in
Germany, where he went
using a diplomatic pass-
port, after rape allega-
tions against him became
public last week amid the
general election.
Confirming the Blue
Corner notice, Karnata-
ka home minister G Par-
ameshwara said the in-
vestigators will now lo-
cate him. “After that, the
SIT will do the proce-
dures and bring him
here... Once it is all over
there will be further ac-
tion,” he said. The
grandson of former
Prime Minister HD Deve
Gowda, the MP holds
the family turf of Has-
san. The police case
against Mr Revanna was
filed on the complaint of
a woman who claimed
she had been abused for
years by the MP and his
father, HD Revanna.
Prajwal Revanna’s
lawyer has denied any
wrongdoing on his part.
He has also said the MP
will be back in 7 days.
CONGRESS LEADER
ALKA LAMBA SEEKS
PM’S INTERVENTION
New Delhi: Congress
leader Alka Lamba
on Sunday said that
Prajwal Revanna, who is
involved in an obscene video
scandal in Karnataka, is
currently in Germany and the
Prime Minister should bring
him back so that justice is
delivered. Lamba said that
despite widespread outcry
over the scandal, the Nation-
al Commission for Women
(NCW) has remained silent
even after giving them
a letter on April 30. The
Congress Women’s Wing
president said that they have
launched protests across the
nation, demanding answers
from the Prime Minister. Alka
Lamba accused the BJP
of possessing information
about Prajwal Revanna and
still giving him the MP ticket.
35 Naxalites surrender in
Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada
Agencies
New Delhi
A total of 35 Naxalites,
three of them carrying a
cumulative reward of Rs
3 lakh, surrendered in
Chhattisgarh’s Dantewa-
da district on Sunday, a
senior police official
said. A 16-year-old girl
and an 18-year-old boy
are among those who
turned themselves in be-
fore the police, he said
These cadres were
taskedwithdiggingroads,
felling trees to block
roads and putting up post-
ers and banners during
shutdowns called by
Naxalites, official said.
Of the surrendered
Naxalites, Baman Kar-
tam (39) was the Jiya-
kodta Panchayat Militia
Platoon Commander of
the outlawed Maoists or-
ganisation, while Bhima
Kunjam (28) was the
Aranpur Panchayat CNM
president, Dantewada
Superintendent of Police
Gaurav Rai said.
STOCK MARKET WATCH
Due to instability, an atmosphere of decline is being created
he Indian stock
market is cur-
rently consid-
ered a victim of instabili-
ty. Even though the BSE
and NSE indices had
reached their all-time high
in the stock market last
week, the sell-off on Fri-
day deflated this rally.
The latest situation re-
mains that as soon as there
is an improvement in the
market, the operators start
selling their goods, due to
which the investors who
had invested in the market
in the hope of a rise, are
now seen to be apprehen-
sive, which is reflected in
the stock market and can-
not be considered good
for the future.
Last week, the Finance
Ministry released the GST
collection figures for the
month of April and the
government treasury has
been in good condition in
the first month of the fi-
nancial year. In the month
ofApril alone, the govern-
ment has received a reve-
nue of Rs 2,10,267 crore
for the first time in the
form of GST, which is the
highest collection of GST
since its implementation
in the country on July 1,
2017. In such a situation,
it can be assumed that the
Indianeconomyismoving
forward on the path of re-
form and this journey will
continue. In such a situa-
tion, the phase of boom
and recession will contin-
ue in the stock market, but
investors who want to in-
vest for the long term
should show courage to
invest in chunks in stocks
of their choice with strong
fundamentals in every re-
cession, because whenev-
er there will be a storm of
improvement in the mar-
ket, only the stocks with
strong fundamentals will
rise first, and these will
also earn the most.
Talking about technical
analysis, experts are wor-
ried about the recession on
Friday, and are indicating
weakness in the market.
They believe that weak-
ness can also be seen in
Bank Nifty in the next few
sessions, but Nifty will get
support around 22300.
Last week, there was a
slight increase of 147.99
points (+0.20%) in the
BSE index and closed at
73878.15 points, improv-
ing from 73730.196
points in the previous
week, while there was a
slight improvement of
55.90 points (+0.25%) in
the NSE Nifty index and
it closed at 22419.95. It
climbed up by a few
points and closed at
22475.85 points, but there
was a contradiction be-
tween the midcap and
smallcap indices and the
basic index.Talking about
the bullion market, this
week gold prices fell by
Rs 1050 per 10 grams,
while silver prices fell by
Rs 900 per kg and gold
prices fell from Rs 74,200
pertengramstoRs73,150
per ten grams. And silver
fell from Rs 83,450 per kg
to Rs 82,550 per kg.
Traders say that the
customers were waiting
for the decline in the bul-
lion business, but even
now the customer base
has not improved. It is
believed that the price of
gold may come up to $
2275 per ounce, similar-
ly, a slight decline in sil-
ver is also expected.
As per choice of busi-
nessmen, from the point
of view of new invest-
ment, listed public sector
companies, Zomato, Ma-
hindra Holidays, Zee TV,
Infosys, TCS, Igarashi
Motors, Jio Finance, Uni-
versal Cable, Celan Ex-
ploration Technologies
etc. can be considered as
safe investments.
(Thisisthepersonal
opinionoftheauthor)
T
Vimal
Kothari
Associate Editor, First
India News  Senior
Journalist
CISCE to declare Class 10, 12 results today;
board to discontinue compartment exams
New Delhi: The results of the Indian Certificate of
Secondary Education (ICSE) for Class 10 and the
Indian School Certificate (ISC) for Class 12 will be declared
on Monday, May 6, at 11 a.m., the Council for the Indian
School Certificate Examinations announced on Sunday.
The results will be available on the board’s website. The
board has also decided to discontinue compartment exams
for Classes 10 and 12 from this session.
CRUCIAL READ
Jharkhand: 4 boys
detained for raping
19-year-old girl
New Delhi: Four
teenage boys were
detained for allegedly
raping a 19-year-old girl
and posting the purported
video of the crime on
social media, a police
officer said on Sunday.
The incident took place on
April 21, but the victim did
not register a complaint as
the boys had threatened
to upload the objection-
able video on social
media if she told about
her ordeal to anyone.
Parents must bear
cost of AC in
schools: Delhi HC
New Delhi: The
Delhi High Court
has ruled that parents
must bear the cost of air
conditioning in schools,
as it is a facility provided
to students, similar to
other charges such as
laboratory fees. The
court dismissed a public
interest litigation (PIL)
filed against a private
school charging Rs 2,000
per month for air
conditioning in class-
rooms.
BSF seize two
Chinese drones
along Pak border
Agencies
New Delhi
Two Chinese drones were
recovered on Sunday
from two locations in the
border area of Punjab’s
Amritsar district in search
operations launched on
information by the BSF
intelligence.
The operations resulted
in the recovery of a Chi-
na-made DJI Matrice 300
RTK drone from the
courtyard of an aban-
doned house of Hardo
Ratan village inAmritsar,
the BSF said. Another
Chinese-made DJI Mavic
3Classicdronewasrecov-
eredfromaharvestedfield
adjacenttoNesthavillage.
Punjab shares a 553-km
barbed-wire-fenced bor-
der with Pakistan which is
under the vigil of the BSF.
Sometimes, dealing with our neighbours
involves navigating a bit of politics: Jaishankar
Cuttack (Odisha): Addressing the controversy
surrounding Nepal’s depiction of certain Indian
territories on its currency notes, External Affairs
Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar highlighted the complexities
of managing relationships with neighbouring countries.
Mr Jaishankar acknowledged that dealing with neighbour-
ing nations often involves navigating political intricacies.
“Sometimes, dealing with our neighbours involves navigat-
ing a bit of politics. It’s about balancing our interests with
theirs,” said EAM Jaishankar during a press interaction
here on Sunday. He also cautioned that there might not
be positivity towards India among all its neighbours, cit-
ing instances where unfavourable opinions have been
voiced. “If you visit places like Sri Lanka, you might hear
some unfavourable opinions from government officials or
individuals,” he said.
Agencies
Toronto
Prime Minister Justin
Trudeau said on Sunday
that the investigation into
the killing of India-desig-
nated terrorist Hardeep
Singh Nijjar is “not lim-
ited” to the arrest of three
Indian nationals and is
ongoing. Trudeau said
that it is important be-
cause “Canada is a rule-
of-law country”.
The Canada PM’s re-
marks came days after
three Indian nationals
were arrested for their al-
leged involvement in the
killing of Nijjar.
The Canadian police
released photographs of
all three persons arrested
in the last year’s killing of
Nijjar amid an ongoing
probe into the alleged
connections of the Indian
government. The police
have not given any evi-
dence of any link to India,
as was being speculated
in Canadian media. India
has repeatedly denied the
allegations, terming them
“absurd and motivated.”
Jerusalem/Doha
Barcelona
Israeli authorities raided a
Jerusalemhotelroomused
by Al Jazeera as its office
after the government de-
cided to shut down the
Qatari-ownedTVstation’s
local operations on Sun-
day, a source said.
Video showed plain-
clothes officers disman-
tling camera equipment in
a hotel room, which theAl
Jazeera source said was in
East Jerusalem. PM Ben-
jaminNetanyahu’scabinet
shut down the network for
as long as the war in Gaza
continues, saying it threat-
ened national security.
Al Jazeera said the
move was a “criminal ac-
tion” and the accusation
that the network threat-
ened Israeli security was
a “dangerous and ridicu-
lous lie” that put its jour-
nalists at risk.
BILLIONAIRE INVESTOR ON INDIA’S ‘ATTRACTIVE’ RISE
India has ‘unexplored’opportunities: Warren Buffett
ANI
Washington
egendary inves-
tor and Berk-
shire Hathaway
Chairman and CEO War-
ren Buffett is bullish on
India. Presiding over the
company’s annual meet-
ing on Sunday, the nona-
genarian investor said
there are loads of oppor-
tunities in India.
To a question on
whether his company
Berkshire was actively
looking for opportunities
in India, Buffett, without
getting into specifics,
said there are unexplored
or unattended to opportu-
nities and areas in India.”
Berkshire Hathaway’s
business and investment
model is focused on ac-
quiring and managing
businesses across multi-
ple industries.
“In India, I am sure
that there are loads of op-
portunities in a place like
India, and the question is
do we have any advan-
tage, in either insights
into those businesses or
contacts that will make
possible for some trans-
actions that participants
in India would particu-
larly want us to partici-
pate,” the nonagenarian
investor said. “I would
say that’s something that
more energetic manage-
ment at Berkshire could
pursue because we do
have a reputation now
and is known around the
world and our Japanese
experience has been fas-
cinating. In that respect,
so there may be an unex-
plored or unattended to
opportunities and area (in
India),” he added.
Hinting at a foray in
India, he said it would
not take much time be-
fore it pursues opportuni-
ties in the country He
added Berkshire’s new
management will decide
on investments in India.
“We will see how the
next management plays
the game out at Berkshire
and fortunately you don’t
have too long to wait on
that generally,” he said.
Firm GDP growth
forecasts, inflation at
manageable levels, po-
litical stability at the cen-
tral government level,
and appreciable central
bank monetary policy,
have all contributed to
painting a bright picture
for the Indian economy
in recent quarters.
India’s GDP grew at a
massive 8.4 per cent dur-
ing the October-Decem-
ber quarter of the current
financial year 2023-24,
and the country contin-
ued to remain the fastest-
growing major economy
and is poised to maintain
its growth trajectory go-
ing ahead.
Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett attends the
Berkshire Hathaway Inc annual shareholders’ meeting.
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Dharamsala
Fiery spells from Ravin-
dra Jadeja, Tushar Desh-
pande and Simarjeet
Singh triggered a mas-
sive batting collapse and
helped Chennai Super
Kings (CSK) beat Pun-
jab Kings (PBKS) by 28
runs at Dharamsala on
Sunday.
Wily leg-spinner Ra-
hul Chahar (3/23) and
seamer Harshal Patel
(3/24) put up a spirited
show but Jadeja made a
crucial 43 that came off
just 26 balls to prop CSK
to a par 167/9 after they
were sent in to bat by
Sam Curran.
The left-arm spinner
then returned to grab
three for 20 in four overs
in the crucial middle-
over phase to derail
PBKS’chase, which end-
ed at 139 for nine.
Comeback pacerTush-
ar Deshpande (2/35) and
impact sub Simarjeet
Singh (2/16) also fea-
tured among wickets.
Mitchell Santner, who
was playing his first
match of the season, was
brilliant during his tidy
1/10 from three overs.
Eyeing to secure a
sixth successive win over
CSK in the IPL, PBKS
found themselves at 78
for seven against Jadeja’s
match-turning spell.
Having lost three of
their last four matches,
the five-time champions
CSK thus returned to
winning ways and
jumped to third place in
the standings.
CSK now have 12
points with three more
matches left to secure
their playoff spot.
PBKS – eight points
from 11 matches –
slumped to eighth spot
after enduring their sev-
enth loss of the season.
CSKbounceback,thrashPBKSinDharamsala
Chennai Super Kings player Mahendra Singh Dhoni with teammates after winning the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 T20 cricket
match against Punjab Kings, at HPCA Stadium, in Dharamshala, Sunday. PTI
Jadeja orchestrates a masterclass all-round show as Chennai regained their winning touch with a 28-run win over Punjab
DHONI BECOMES
FIRST PLAYER TO
TAKE 150 CATCHES
IN IPL HISTORY
Dharamsala:
Former Chennai
Super Kings
(CSK) skipper and
five-time IPL champion
MS Dhoni became the
first-ever player to com-
plete 150 catches in the
league’s history. Dhoni
accomplished this feat
during his side’s game
against Punjab Kings
(PBKS) on Sunday.
Dhoni took a catch to
dismiss Jitesh Sharma
for a duck in the match.
With 146 catches as a
wicketkeeper and four
outfield catches, Dhoni
is the only player to
have 150 IPL catches.
Royal Challengers Ben-
galuru wicket-keeper
Dinesh Karthik (144)
closely follows Dhoni
on this list. He has also
been playing in the IPL
since the inaugural sea-
son. Legendary RCB
batters and skilful field-
ers, AB de Villiers (118)
and Virat Kohli (113)
are third and fourth,
respectively, on this list.
Suresh Raina ranks fifth
with 109 catches.
Kolkata Knight Riders crush
LSG to go atop points table
Agencies
New Delhi
Kolkata Knight Riders
have thrashed Lucknow
Super Giants by 98 runs
in Match 54 of the 2024
Indian Premier League
(IPL) at the Ekana Stadi-
um. It was a one-sided
affair as KKR posted
235/6 while batting first
before restricting the Su-
per Giants to 137/10.
Sunil Narine (81)
starred for the Knight
Riders, who have now
gone atop the points ta-
ble. KKR openers Phil
Salt (32) and Narine (81)
added 62 runs in 4.2
overs. Another fifty-plus
stand (79) was added be-
tween Narine and young-
ster Angkrish Raghuvan-
shi (32). Shreyas Iyer
(23) and Ramandeep
Singh (25* off 6) played
cameos as the Knight
Riders finished at 235/6.
Match 53
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Sunil Narine and Philip Salt during the
match against LSG in the IPL, at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari
Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, in Lucknow on Sunday.
Agencies
Queensland
An Australian MP has
claimed that she was
drugged and sexually as-
saulted during a night out.
Brittany Lauga, the assis-
tant minister for health, in
an Instagram post, said
that she was attacked on
an evening out in her con-
stituency Yeppoon. She
said, “This could have
happened to anyone and
tragically, it does happen
to many of us.”
The 37-year-old
Queensland MP went to
the police and then to the
hospital onApril 28. The
Australian police has
launched a probe.
“Tests at the hospital
confirmed the presence
of drugs in my body
which I did not take,” she
said in a statement. The
MPsaid that the drug im-
pacted her significantly
and the other women had
contacted her who “may
have been drugged”.
Australian MP claims she was
drugged  sexually assaulted
Israeli authorities raid office of
Al Jazeera after shutdown order
“Probe not limited to 3 people”:
Canada PM over Nijjar’s killing
Brittany Lauga, Queensland MP
Canada PM Justin Trudeau
A man maneuvers media equipment following an Israeli police
raid on Al Jazeera’s office at a Hotel in Jerusalem on Sunday.
CSK bowler Ravindra Jadeja celebrates during the IPL 2024
cricket match at HPCA Stadium, in Dharamshala, Sunday.
Amman: An Israeli airstrike killed four members
of a family in a house in a border village in
southern Lebanon on Sunday, civil defence and
security sources said. The four were killed in Meiss al
Jabal, which has suffered extensive damage in regular
exchanges of fire between Israel and the Iranian-backed
Hezbollah group since the start of the war in Gaza last
October. In a statement, Hezbollah said it fired “tens” of
Katyusha rockets at the Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona,
a northern town close to the Lebanese border, in retali-
ation. Airstrikes and shelling have taken place sporadi-
cally but both sides have pulled back from all-out war.
Over 250 Hezbollah members and 75 civilians have
been killed in Israeli strikes on Lebanon since October.
New Delhi: In a fresh critique of the Justine Trudeau-
led dispensation for giving space and legitimacy to
“extremism, separatism, and advocates of violence”
in the name of free speech, External Affairs Minister S Jais-
hankar said Canada has been issuing visas to people with
links to organised crime despite warnings from New Delhi.
Sharing the stage with the state’s intellectuals and profes-
sionals for an interaction on his book ‘Why Bharat Matters’,
Jaishankar said some people in Canada, with ‘pro-Pakistan
leanings’, have organised themselves politically and taken
the shape of an influential political lobby.
FOUR LEBANESE CIVILIANS KILLED IN
ISRAELI STRIKE ON BORDER VILLAGE
PEOPLE LINKED TO ORGANISED CRIME WELCOMED
IN CANADA: FOREIGN MINISTER JAISHANKAR
ANI
Cuttack
EAM S Jaishankar on
Sunday reiterated that In-
dia will get a permanent
member seat at the United
Nations Security Council
and this would happen
faster if the country has a
Prime Minister to whom
no one can say ‘no’.
“This is a very difficult
period. And more impor-
tant, who do you trust?
Whodoyouwanttoseein
charge of this country?
Who do you think will
take this country through
this challenge? And you
asked about Security
Council. I have confi-
dence we will become a
member. But we will be-
come a member faster if
we have a strong prime
minister to whom the
world cannot say no. And
that is what we are trying
to do,” EAM said.
India has long sought a
permanent seat in the Se-
curity Council to better
represent the interests of
the developing world.
The nation’s quest has
gained momentum with
support from the interna-
tional community.
India will get permanent
member seat at UNSC if we
have strong PM: Jaishankar
MAJOR UPDATES
 The UNSC is composed
of 15 member states,
including five permanent
members with veto power
and ten non-permanent
members elected for two-
year terms.
 The five permanent
members of the UNSC
include China, the UK,
France, Russia, and
the United States. The
non-permanent members
of the United Nations
Security Council are
elected for 2-year terms
by the UNGA.
RAJ LOK SABHA POLLS
Gehlot leads the pack with max rallies, State leaders dominate campaign
Naresh Sharma
Jaipur
lections for 25
Lok Sabha seats
have been com-
pleted in two phases in
Rajasthan. This time, in-
stead of national leaders,
the state leaders took
charge of the campaign
on behalf of Congress.
Former Chief Minister
Ashok Gehlot toured the
state extensively and
held the maximum num-
ber of election meetings
and road shows. State
Congress President Go-
vind Singh Dotasra was
also close to Gehlot but
remained in the second
position. Former Deputy
CM Sachin Pilot also
campaigned for some
Congress candidates
while State Congress in-
charge Sukhjinder Rand-
hawa made the least
number of visits.
In the last two Lok
Sabha elections in Ra-
jasthan, Congress had not
even opened its account,
but this time the party
used a different strategy
to taste victory on seats.
This time, instead of na-
tional leaders, it was the
state Congress leaders
who took charge of the
campaign. Former CM
Ashok Gehlot took
charge of the campaign.
Gehlot was also the
chairman of the cam-
paign committee; hence,
he held the maximum
number of election meet-
ings and road shows in
Rajasthan. Gehlot made
53 visits to 22 out of 25
LS seats in the State.
Meanwhile, PCC
Chief GS Dotasra also
campaigned extensively.
He held 45 meetings and
road shows in 20 LS
seats and held a maxi-
mum of 14 meetings and
road shows in his home
district, Sikar.
Sachin campaigned
only on 14 out of 25 LS
seats. He held maximum
poll meetings in Tonk-
Sawai Madhopur, Dausa,
and Jaipur Rural seats. In
total, Pilot held only 28
meetings and road shows.
Congress state in-
charge Sukhjinder Rand-
hawa was notably inac-
tive during LS polls,
participating in only 15
events in state. Randha-
wa visited Jaipur multi-
ple times but didn’t hold
meetings for Jaipur’s
Congress candidate
Pratap Singh, covering
only 13 out of 25 seats.
Ashok Gehlot Sukhjinder Randhawa Govind Singh Dotasra Sachin Pilot
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Once we can understand and empathise
with someone, we can always forgive them.
Understanding is the key.
Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, CMD  Editor-in-Chief
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
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Jainmonkstobetreatedasstate
guestsinRaj,announcesCMinDelhi
Ashvini Yadav
New Delhi
Chief Minister Bhajan
Lal Sharma has an-
nounced that Jain monks
will be treated as state
guests in Rajasthan.
“I have declared Jain
monks as state guests;
you will be guests on be-
half of the state,” he said
at a programme in Delhi.
Sharma attended a pro-
gramme at Oswal Samaj
Bhawan on the 15th ‘Ma-
haprayan Diwas’ of
Acharya Mahapragya in
the presence of Sadhvi
Anima Thana and Sang-
eet Thana. Praising the
CM, Sadhvi Anima Tha-
na said it was significant
that he attended the pro-
gramme.
“Sadhana and guru’s
grace lead you forward,”
she said.
In his address, the CM
said the Terapanth com-
munity is involved in
serving the country and
religion, having a deep
connection with Ra-
jasthan. He mentioned
that Acharya Mahaprag-
ya was born and passed
away in Rajasthan.
“You may be small in
numbers, but you have a
significant contribution
to nation-building. You
never asked for anything
from governments; you
gave to the country. My
party and I will stand
with you,” the CM said.
During the meeting at
BJP office, CM urged
victory in all 7 Delhi Lok
Sabha seats  gave the
mantra of success to par-
ty workers. BJP candi-
date from East Delhi
Harsh Malhotra and oth-
ers were also present.
First India Bureau
New Delhi
Deputy Chief Minister
Diya Kumari on Sunday,
addressed a ‘Women
Empowerment Dialogue
Programme’organised in
support of BJP candidate
from East Delhi Lok Sab-
ha constituency, Harsh
Malhotra.
The Deputy Chief
Minister, Diya Kumari
appealed to make BJP
victorious in the elec-
tions. Lok Sabha in-
charge Dr Anil Gupta,
co-convenor Lata Gupta,
District President Mahila
Morcha Aparna Goyal,
Maharchand Gehlot, for-
mer councillors Swati
Gupta and Gunjan Gupta
and other leaders and
workers of the party were
present during the pro-
gramme.
Ashok Yogi
Jaipur
Themortalremainsof
retired IAS officer
Yaduvendra Ma-
thur, who passed
away on Saturday,
have been brought to
Jaipur from Chennai.
His cremation will
takeplaceatLalKothi
MokshDhamtodayat
9 am.
Jaipur Collector
Prakash Rajpurohit,
Jaipur Police Com-
missioner Biju
George Joseph, and
ACP Malviya Nagar
Aditya Poonia were
present at Jaipur Air-
port to receive Ma-
thur’s body.
Dr Rituraj Sharma
Jaipur
The process of promo-
tion from RAS to IAS
may be completed in
June to fill 11 vacant
posts fixed by the UPSC.
It is believed that the
names of Shaheen Ali
Khan, Akash Tomar, Ga-
jendra Singh Rathore,
Arun Kumar Hasija,
Manish Goyal, Matadin
Meena, Kamalram Mee-
na, Himmat Singh
Barhath, Rakesh Sharma
and Purushottam Sharma
are likely to be included.
The decision for the
vacant posts will be taken
in the UPSC board meet-
ing. After approval, an
order will be issued with
the consent of the State
Government.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
BJP leaders conduct
door-to-door canvassing,
rallies, and meetings for
the fourth phase of Lok
Sabha elections. BJP
Vice-President Narayan
Panchariya canvassed in
Chevella, Telangana,
covering booth to mandal
levels.
Prime Minister Naren-
dra Modi urged people to
attend the public meeting
on May 10. Panchariya
noted Chevella’s inclu-
sion of three Hyderabad
city and four rural assem-
bly constituencies, em-
phasising voter engage-
ment.
Former BJP State
President Arun Chatur-
vedi urged BJPsupport in
Secunderabad.
BJPState General Sec-
retary Damodar Aggar-
wal, managing Nizama-
bad’s campaign, ap-
pealed to Rajasthanis to
back LS candidate, Dhar-
mapuri Arvind.
First India Bureau
Jodhpur
In Jodhpur, a case has
been registered against
BJP MLA Babu Singh
Rathore at Chamu po-
lice station following a
complaint by BSF per-
sonnel for misbehavior at
a polling booth during
voting. The police ini-
tially registered the mat-
ter under section 189, but
now, a case
has been
filed based
on a com-
plaint by
BSF Sub In-
spector, Vi-
kas Kumar. Kumar stated
that during identity
checks, Rathore arrived
with a group, creating
disturbance. Despite ob-
jections, he forcibly en-
tered the booth, misbe-
having with officials.
DSP Gajendra Singh in-
tervened, escorting
Rathore out. The BSF
SI’s report deemed
Rathore’s behaviour in-
sulting. A video from
April 26 showed Rathore
arguing with a BSF
jawan and later threaten-
ing the Presiding Officer.
First India Bureau
Ajmer
Assembly Speaker Vas-
udev Devnani inspected
the treatment plant whose
dirty water was polluting
the Anasagar Lake in
Ajmer. He stated that a
committee would be
formed to prevent further
pollution of the Lake.
Dirty water has caused
an increase in water hya-
cinth, and sewerage work
has also contributed to
the pollution of the water
body. Smart City offi-
cials and the Municipal
Corporation CEO were
present at the inspection.
Discussions were held
with higher officials to
address the issue.
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma addresses party officials and workers
during the BJP’s organisational meeting held at Shahadra in
New Delhi on Sunday. Other local leaders are also seen.
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma seeks the blessings of Sadhvi Animashriji 
others during a programme held to mark the 15th ‘Mahaprayan
Diwas’ of Acharya Mahapragya in New Delhi on Sunday.
Diya Kumari being felicitated during the ‘Nari Sashaktikaran
Samvaad’ held in support of Lok Sabha candidate from East Delhi,
Harsh Malhotra in New Delhi on Sunday.
Dy CM Diya leads
Women’s dialogue for
BJP candidate in Delhi
4th
phase polls: Raj BJP leaders
conduct door-to-door drive
Jodhpur MLA
booked on plaint
of BSF personnel
Promotions from RAS to IAS for
11 vacant posts likely in June
‘PaneltobeformedtopreventAnaSagarpollution’
Last rites of ex-
IAS Yaduvendra
Mathur to be
performed today
CM says, Terapanth
community is
deeply connected
to Rajasthan
The Dy CM in her
address, urged
party workers to
help BJP win in polls
CM SHARMA’s THREE-DAY POLL TOUR TO HYDERABAD BEGINS TODAY
Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma
to campaign in Hyderabad, depart-
ing from Jaipur today at 4:30 pm. He
will address a Pravasi Sammelan for G Kis-
han Reddy in Secunderabad at 7 pm. On
Tuesday, he will hold meetings for Srinivas
Gomasa in Manthani, BB Patil in Naray-
ankhed,  Madhavi Lata. He will address a
meeting of intellectuals at Hotel SV Grand,
Koti at 8:05 pm. On Wednesday, he will
conduct a ‘Chai Pe Charcha’ at Gaganpa-
had for KV Reddy; address a Pravasi Sam-
melan for Etela Rajender. He will depart for
Jaipur from Hyderabad at 10 pm.
Gehlot had started campaigning from Sikar on
March 26 when he attended the nomination
rally of alliance candidate Amra Ram. Gehlot’s
last election meeting was in his home district Jodhpur.
His maximum meetings and road shows were held in
Jalore-Sirohi seat as he held 21 meetings and road
shows for his son Vaibhav Gehlot.The former CM held
six meetings on the seat of home district Jodhpur, three
meetings each in Jaipur city and Barmer, campaigned
twice each in Sikar, Bikaner, Udaipur and Pali.
ALL ABOUT ASHOK GEHLOT’S CAMPAIGN
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla being felicitated during the
‘Rajasthani Sneh Milan Samaroh’ in Mumbai on Sunday.
Birla also interacted with the Booth in-charges and booth
teams of Charkop assembly constituency and urged
them to reach every voter and inspire them to vote for
the nation’s interest, and ensure people’s maximum
participation in this festival of democracy.
A busy day for
Om Birla in Mumbai
Vasudev Devnani inspects the Sewage Treatment Plant at the Ana Sagar Lake in Ajmer on Sunday.
Efforts are underway
to continuously
remove water
hyacinth from Ajmer’s
Ana Sagar Lake. I
inspected the sewage
treatment plant and
directed officials to
expedite the work.
VASUDEV DEVNANI,
ASSEMBLY SPEAKER
JAIPUR, MONDAY | MAY 6, 2024
Glamour | Fashion | Bollywood | Hollywood | Lifestyle
LIPA’S SNL DEBUT!
op sensation Lipa made her debut
appearance on the iconic late-night
show Saturday Night Live (SNL), bringing
with her a dose of infectious energy  her
trademark ‘Radical Optimism.’ P11
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arrisaa Bopan-
na, the epito-
me of grace
and poise,
emerged vic-
toriousassheclinchedthe
title of Miss Teen Uni-
verse India 2024 at the
prestigious Miss Teen
Diva beauty pageant held on
April 17 at Zee Studios, Jaipur, un-
der the visionary Nikhil Anand,
Founder  Chairman, Glamanand
Group. At just 19 years old, Car-
risaa exemplifies determination
and passion, embodying a spirit
that knows no bounds.
Hailing from the picturesque
region of Coorg/Kodagu in Kar-
nataka, Carrisaa’s journey to-
wards success began at a tender
age. Raised in Muscat, Oman,
amidst scenic beaches and majes-
tic mountains, Carrisaa’s up-
bringing instilled in her a love for
adventure and beauty. Her school-
ing at the Indian School Al Ghu-
bra nurtured her intellect
and creativity, laying the founda-
tion for her future endeavors.
From a young age, Carrisaa’s
fascination with fashion and
modeling was palpable. Fueling
her ambition, she pursued her
dreams relentlessly, enrolling at
NIFT Bangalore to hone her skills
while simultaneously embarking
on a modeling career. With grace
and elegance, she graced the
ramps for esteemed designers like
Ritu Kumar and Suneet Varma,
leaving an indelible mark in the
fashion industry.
Despite facing skepticism and
discouragement from some quar-
ters, Carrisaa remained unde-
terred, fueled by unwavering sup-
port from her parents, A M Bo-
panna and Shakunthala Bopanna.
Their belief in her dreams em-
powered Carrisaa to overcome
obstacles and strive for greatness.
Beyond the glitz and glamour,
Carrisaa leads a disciplined life-
style, prioritizing fitness, well-
ness, and organization. Her dedi-
cation and hard work culminated
in a Guinness World Record for
crocheting, a testament to her per-
severance and talent.As she looks
towards the future, Carrisaa envi-
sions herself as a global icon,
transcending boundaries and in-
spiring generations to come.
CityFirstintroducesCarrisaaBopanna,a19-year-oldfashionsensation
fromMuscat,Oman,crownedMissTeenUniverse India 2024, recently.
With unwavering determination and a heart full of dreams, Carrisaa
is poised to conquer the world, one runway at a time!
Tripti
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BREAKING
BARRIERS!
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Dr Jagdeesh Chandra greets Carrisaa Bopanna (Miss Teen Universe India 2024)
Carrisaa Bopanna crowned
(Miss Teen Universe India 2024)
by Trishna Ray (Miss Teen Universe 2023)
SANTOSH
SHARMA

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  • 1. Jaipur, Monday | May 6, 2024 RNI NUMBER: RAJENG/2019/77764 | VOL 5 | ISSUE NO. 329 | PAGES 12 | `3.00 Rajasthan’s Own English Newspaper 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+ 6 of family killed in road mishap in Sawai Madhopur Ashish Mittal & Hukum Singh Sawai Madhopur/Sikar Six members of a family were killed and two in- juredaftertheircarwashit by a vehicle in Sawai MadhopurdistonSunday. The accident occurred on Delhi-Mumbai Ex- pressway near the Banas river bridge. The family was on its way to offer prayers at a Ganesh tem- ple in Sawai Madhopur. Those killed include Manish Sharma and his wife Anita, Kailash Shar- ma and his wife Santosh, andSatishSharmaandhis wife Poonam, police said. Priyanka to drive Cong campaign in Rae Bareli, Amethi PTI New Delhi Congress leader Priyan- ka Gandhi Vadra will spearhead the Lok Sabha poll campaign in Rae Bareli and Amethi, and camp in these parliamen- tary constituencies in Ut- tar Pradesh from Monday to ensure the party’s vic- tory in the two high-pro- file seats, sources said. The Congress on Friday announced that Rahul Gandhi will contest the LS polls from Rae Bareli, the constituency held by his mother Sonia Gandhi for the last two decades. BJP’S BIG GUNS BLAZING “Modiwillheadtowards 400seatspost3rdphase” First India Bureau Dharmavaram Exuding confidence of NDA’s third consecutive term at the Centre, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that PM Narendra Modi will be heading towards the 400-seat mark after the third phase of the Lok Sabha polls. He also said that after the first two rounds of polling, the BJP has already crossed 100. At an NDA rally here, Shah mocked I.N.D.I.Al- liance partners saying thatnoneoftheI.N.D.I.A. bloc leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, were fit to lead the country, while on the other hand, the whole country has decided to make Modi the PM for the third time. P5 First India Bureau Ayodhya PM Narendra Modi on Sunday offered prayers at Ayodhya’s Ram Tem- ple. After offering the prayers, Modi’s road- show on the ‘Ram Path’ started from Sugriva Fort and continued till Lata Chowk. The route of the roadshow was divided into 40 blocks. Prior to PM Modi, Ut- tar Pradesh Chief Minis- ter Yogi Adityanath of- fered prayers at Ram Temple in Ayodhya. PM Modi arrived in Ayodhya for the first time after the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony at the Ram temple on January 22. The ‘Pran Pratishtha’ of Shri Ram Lalla atAyo- dhya’s historic temple was held on January 22, with PM Modi perform- ing the Vedic rituals, led by a group of priests. This was Modi’s sec- ond roadshow in Ayod- hya in the last five months. He held a grand roadshow during the in- auguration of Maharishi Valmiki International Airport on December 30, 2023. MORE ON P5 Union Home Minister Amit Shah at a rally in Hindupur Lok Sabha Constituency in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu and others are also seen. PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at the Ram temple, in Ayodhya, on Sunday. PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi prostrates before Lord Ram at the Ram temple, in Ayodhya, on Sunday. PTI PM Narendra Modi with UP CM Yogi Adityanath holds a roadshow for Lok Sabha polls, in Ayodhya, on Sunday. PTI THE FIRST TWO PHASES OF THE GENERAL ELECTIONS ARE OVER. IN THE FIRST TWO PHASES, MODI IS AHEAD, GETTING 100 SEATS. IN THE THIRD PHASE, HE IS MOVING TOWARDS GETTING OVER 400 SEATS. AMIT SHAH, UNION HOME MINISTER ‘ONE-NATION ONE POLL’ IN NEXT 5 YEARS, SAYS RAJNATH MODI CHANGED CULTURE OF POLITICS, NOW ALL PARTIES TALK ABOUT DEVELOPMENT: JP NADDA Amaravati: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday that the NDA, if voted to power again at the Centre, will imple- ment “one nation-one election” system across the country. At an election rally at Jam- malamadugu in Kadapa district, he slammed the YSR Congress govt in Andhra Pradesh. Hitting out at the YSRCP, he said peo- ple are fed up with the ruling party with the deteriorating law and order situation and assured that if NDA is voted to power in Andhra Pradesh, the state will be liberated from “corruption.” Bhubaneswar: BJP chief JP Nadda on Sunday said PM Narendra Modi has changed the culture of politics in India forcing all parties to talk about development. Nadda was addressing a programme in Bhubaneswar where the BJP’s manifesto for the Odisha assembly polls was released. “PM Modi has changed the cul- ture of politics, as a result of which all the parties are now forced to talk about develop- ment,” he said. P5 IN BRIEF Lok Sabha polls 3rd phase: Campaigning comes to an end New Delhi: Campaign- ing for the third phase of Lok Sabha polls ended on Sunday. As many as 93 LS seats across 10 states and UTs will go to voting in the third phase on Tuesday. These in- clude: Assam (4 seats), Bihar (5), Chhattisgarh (7), Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (2), Goa (2), Guja- rat (25), Karnataka (14), Madhya Pradesh (9), Maharashtra (11), Uttar Pradesh (10 seats), and West Bengal (4 seats). WBGuvasksstaffto ignorecopssummons insexharassmentcase Kolkata: WB Governor CV Ananda Bose has is- sued a directive to all staff members of Raj Bhavan, instructing them to disregard any communication from the state police regard- ing the recent sexual harassment complaint filed against him. My arrest a political conspiracy: Revanna Bengaluru: Holenara- sipura legislator HD Re- vanna on Sunday called his arrest over the alle- gations of abducting a woman, whom Revan- na’s son is alleged to have sexually abused, an outcome of a politi- cal conspiracy. He was arrested on Saturday. Massive manhunt on after terror attack on IAF convoy in Poonch ANI Poonch Security personnel on Sundaymorninglaunched a massive manhunt fol- lowing a terrorist attack on an Indian Air Force convoy a day before, in which one personnel was killed, officials said. According to the offi- cials, the search operation was carried out to track the terrorists. Security forces have laid down na- kas and checking is going on in the area. Additional forces of the Indian Army reached theJarraWaliGali(JWG) in Poonch on Saturday late at night. The inci- dent, which took place at Sanai village, resulted in the injured personnel be- ing promptly transported to the Command Hospi- tal in Udhampur, where unfortunately, one of them passed away due to his injuries. BEFORE LS POLLS, 200 CONGMEN JOIN BJP IN GUJ Rajkot: A total of 200 Congress members switched to the BJP on the final day of campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections in Gujarat. “These leaders are pillars of Congress, coming from the grassroots. However, Congress seems like a sinking ship, focusing solely on divisive caste politics,” remarked a BJP spokesperson. In a synchronised move, Boghra, Rajkot’s former Deputy Mayor and ex-Chairman of the Congress State OBC Cell, and three Mahamantri from the Rajkot Congress, also switched their allegiance to the BJP. Gujarat goes to Lok Sabha polls on May 7. BJP chief JP Nadda, along with Odisha BJP leaders, releasing party’s manifesto for Odisha Assembly polls in Bhubaneswar. Security personnel stand guard during cordon-and-search- operation, in Pooch district, on Sunday. PTI BHAKTMODIAT RAMTEMPLE After offering prayers at temple, PM Modi holds massive roadshow in Ayodhya NOW SHIVPAL YADAV ALSO APPEALS TO MAKE BJP WIN: MODI Etawah: Prime Min- ister Narendra Modi on Sunday latched on to a slip of the tongue of Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav, saying that now the Mulayam Singh Yadav’s brother is appeal- ing to “make BJP win”. Modi was addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah, the home district of SP founder late Mulayam Singh Yadav. In a recent election meeting at Jaswant Nagar in pres- ence of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, Shivpal Yadav had made a gaffe by asking people to ensure that on May 7 “the BJP should win with a huge margin”. INDIA HAS ‘UNEXPLORED’ OPPORTUNITIES: BUFFETT Billionaire Warren Buffett has said that India has “unexplored” opportu- nities which his conglomerate holding company would like to explore. P7 SUNAKVOWSTOWORKHARD AFTERDISASTROUSLOCALPOLLS UK PM Rishi Sunak has vowed to work hard after a disastrous poll re- sults saw his Conservative Party being unseated in several local authorities. BEAUTYQUEENSHOTDEAD, INSTAGAVELOCATIONTOKILLERS An Ecuadorian beauty queen, Landy Parraga Goyburo, was shot dead at a restaurant after an Instagram post of her gave her location to two killers. NETANYAHU’S CABINET VOTES TO CLOSE AL JAZEERA OFFICES Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that his govt has voted to shut down the local offices of Qatar- owned broadcaster Al Jazeera. PM MODI’S ROADSHOW IN AYODHYA CM CAMPAIGNS IN DELHI If anyone in the world can develop India, it is Modi: CM Ashvini Yadav New Delhi ajasthan Chief M i n i s t e r Bhajanlal Shar- ma on Sunday said that ‘BJP is a party of poor, laborers and farmers and it takes everyone along. Addressing a meeting at Jalebi Chowk Khadar in East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency in support of the party candidate, he said that the one who does not have a house is getting a house in the BJP rule. He said that in the election season, liars who show dreams will come and show their ‘shop’ of loot and lies but people should not give attention to them. Sharma said that if anyone in the world can develop India, it is Narendra Modi. He said that the Prime Minister introduced schemes for poor welfare and women started feel- ing that someone is lis- tening to them too. “In 75 years, only Modi has been able to understand the problems of mothers and sisters,” he said. Sharma also reached Shiv Vihar and addressed a meeting in support of Manoj Tiwari, candidate from North East Delhi seat. He said that before 2014, there used to be scams but after that there was no scam and whoever is involved in corruption is sent to jail. P8 R Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma addressing a gathering in New Delhi in support of BJP candidate from North-East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, Manoj Tiwari, on Sunday. CMTOHOSTLUNCHFOR CIVILSERVICESQUALIFIERS In a remarkable ini- tiative by CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, he will be engaging with the state’s talent on Monday. CM Sharma, who is currently undertaking tours outside the state conducting public meetings for the party can- didates in other states, will be meeting the achievers of the state. He will host a lunch at CMR for those who have successfully cleared the civil services examina- tion, illuminating the name of the state. Confusion over Piyush Goyal’s nomination ends Mumbai: Confusion over nominationofUnionMin- ister Piyush Goyal ended after his papers were ac- cepted. Advocate Naren- dra Sharma had com- plained to collector office on Saturday accusing Goyal of violating SC guidelines by submitting photocopies instead of original attested docu- ments. After an hour-long deliberation, Bandra Col- lector office confirms va- lidity of nomination docu- ments. Complainant in- tends to escalate matter to High Court. Satyaprakash M Soni
  • 2. ANI New Delhi he Australian High Commis- sion announced its collaboration with the Royal Rajasthan Founda- tion, the social equity arm of Rajasthan Royals, to enhance women’s access to water in the Sambhar region of Rajasthan. This initiative aims to enable empowered wom- en by facilitating farm ponds and tree plantations to address water scarcity challenges in the area. To celebrate the partnership, Australia’sHighCommis- sioner to India, Philip Green OAM, hosted an event in the presence of Rajasthan Royals’players Sandeep Sharma, Kunal Singh Rathore, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Dono- van Ferreira, along with Chief Executive Officer Jake Lush McCrum, and members of the support staff John Gloster and Mi- chael Italiano. Water scarcity poses a significant challenge in many parts of Rajasthan, particularly impacting womenwhooftenbearthe responsibility of fetching water for their house- holds. By partnering with the Royal Rajasthan Foundation, the Australi- an High Commission aims to alleviate this bur- den and improve the qual- ity of life for women and their families. The project will focus on immediate access to water through rainwater harvesting solutions & others RAJASTHAN ROYALS CSR: SUPPORTING WOMEN'S ACCESS TO WATER Australian High Commission ties up with Royal Rajasthan foundation Australia’s High Commissioner to India, Philip Green, with the Rajasthan Royals’ players Sandeep Sharma, Kunal Singh Rathore, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Donovan Ferreira, along with Chief Executive Officer Jake Lush McCrum, and support staff John Gloster and Michael Italiano along with others in New Delhi on Sunday. Angry villagers blocking the Lakheri-Bundi highway in protest after the incident in Bundi on Sunday. Agri experts from SKRAU eplaining abouth the Agronet House’s effect on farming of cucumber & others in Bikaner on Sunday. Philip Green with Jake Lush McCrum and others during the event in New Delhi on Sunday. T Jaisalmer: A 57-year- old BSF jawan serving at a post on Indo-Pak Border allegedly com- mitted suicide on Sun- day by hanging from a tree, police said.Mukund Deka, who hailed from Assam and recently re- ported to duty after holi- days, was posted at the Babliyanwala post. Po- lice said reason behind his alleged suicide is yet to be ascertained and an investigation has been launched. Babliyanwala is 140 km from Jaisalm- er where Deka was post- ed as a constable. BSF jawan from Assam serving at Indo-Pak border hangs self Sriganganagar: Not registering a case despite the complainant repeat- edly trying to get her case filed has cost heavi- ly to SHO of Ghamur- wali police station in Sriganganagar. An FIR has been registered against SHO Prithviraj on the orders of court for not filing case on com- plaint of a girl who had alleged eve teasing. Pad- ampur court after hear- ing both sides, ordered to file an FIR against the SHO for not filing case on complaint of the girl. Court files FIR against SHO for delaying filing plaint IN BRIEF Jaipur: Reliance Jio In- focomm Limited (Jio), the market leader with the largest subscriber base, further consoli- dates its position in Ra- jasthan. With a cumula- tive subscriber base of 2.67 crores in the re- gion, Jio is the telecom market leader. Jio has launched 5G Services in over 350 Towns and cit- ies in Rajasthan and has the widest and largest 5G coverage in the state. As per the latest TRAI subscriber data report for March 2024, Jio added 1.46 lakh new wireless subscribers in Rajasthan. TRAI:JioleadsinRajwith 1.46Lnewsubscribers RAJASTHAN 02 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Monday | May 6, 2024 Labtechniciancaughtstealingplasma Vikas Sharma Jaipur After fake NOC for organ transplant,another‘Game’ of plasma theft has come to light in JK Lone hospi- tal of Jaipur where a lab technicianhasbeencaught stealing plasma and sell- ing it to private centers. Employees working in the blood bank of the hos- pital caught the lab tech- nician, Krishnakant Ka- taria, red handed. The hospital superintendent Dr Kailash Meena reached the hospital on information. He said that Kataria has been arrested. Investigation revealed that Kataria used to se- cretly take plasma from the blood bank. He has confessed this during in- terrogation. The hospital administration has recov- ered 76 bags of plasma from his car. Ahigh level committee ledbyseniorprofessorDr. Rambabu Sharma has beenconstitutedtoinquire into the matter. Bhawani Singh Bundi/Tonk In a tragic incident, a 13-year-old Abhijit died while two were seriously injuredinanaccidentnear a petrol pump in Lakheri city of Bundi on Sunday. The injured were referred to Kota after first-aid.Ab- hijit was returning with his mother and maternal uncle after celebrating his birthday on May 4. After the collision, the truck driver dragged the child for 100 metres and fled with the truck. On re- ceiving information, po- lice reached the spot. The family and the people around blocked the road leading to Bundi for about six hours and denied tak- ing the body. Later, police calmed them and said that appropriatecompensation would be given by the government. People de- manded action against the policeman who parked another truck in place of thetruckwhichcausedthe accident. Police said that an investigation will be conducted & appropriate action will be taken.Later, the last rites of the child were performed in pres- ence of police personnel. Meanwhile,inaterrible accident in Tonk between acarandatruck. Twocar- borne passengers were killedwhile3peoplewere injured.The accident took place near Sadar thana near NH 52. The injured were brought to Tonk. JK Lone administration recovered 76 bags of plasma from accused’s car Crime across State CRIME ROUNDUP ACCUSED HELD AFTER 6 MTHS FOR BEATING ARMYMAN & DRAGGING HIM TIED TO A DUMPER MAN HELD FOR KILLING BROTHER WITH AXE 2 HELD FOR TRYING TO MOW DOWN A WOMAN PROPERTY DISPUTE IN BIKANER TURNS DEADLY: BROTHER MURDERED, CULPRITS DETAINED WANTED IN 3 STATES HELD IN PRATAPGARH MANWHOTHREATENED MINKHARADIARRESTED COACHINGSTUDENT KIDNAPPED,GANG- RAPEDINJAIPUR Jodhpur: Police have detained three people in con- nection with a six-month-old assault on an army man in Jodhpur’s Bhagatasani hamlet, which involved tying him to a dumper and dragging him. A constable is also among the apprehended suspects. In November 2023, Kishnaram filed a report with the police station. According to the source, he is a soldier in the Indian army. On Novem- ber 4, 2023, he traveled to Bhagatasani village at the invitation of Jeethu Singh. Jethu Singh, Tejaram, and Javrilal battered and dragged Kishnaram after tying him to a dumper. The police have placed all three on detention for three days. According to their information, the police have confiscated the dumper used in the incident. Kota: A 38-year-old man has been arrest- ed for allegedly killing his brother with an axe over a motorcycle parking issue, police said on Sunday. The incident took place on late Friday night when the ac- cused, Sanwara Bheel, and his younger brother, Manoj Bheel (30), got into an argu- ment over the parking of the former’s motorcycle outside their house in Jhiri village under Suket police station, Station House Officer (SHO) Raghuveer Singh said. Jaipur: Three miscre- ants, including the kingpin Mahesh Jangid alias Boxer has been arrested for attempting to murder a woman by hitting her with a car. The incident took place on Mar 31 in Man- sarovar police station area. A woman was hit by a car outside her house. Later, her son registered a complaint. Initially, police thought it to be a road accident but ACP Sanjay Sharma scanned the CCTV and it came to light that it was not an accident. Bikaner: Due to a property disagreement, one brother murdered the other, and the police have now detained the brother and sister-in-law who committed the crime. Narendra Singh and his brother, who live in village 3 KJD of the Khajuwala subdivision, had a land dispute. Recently, a plot costing Rs 17 lakh was auctioned in Anupgarh. A Pan- chayat was conducted on May 2nd, and it was agreed that the younger brother would receive Rs 5 lakh. The very fol- lowing morning, word went across the hamlet that the brother had died and needed to be cremated. The deceased’s wife brought a lawsuit against her brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and son. The police will present the culprit in court. Pratpagarh: Rafiq Pathan, a known criminal with a Rs 25,000 bounty wanted in 3 States, was apprehended in Pratapgarh. More than 15 criminal cases have been filed against him. Rafiq Pathan was wanted for a variety of crimes, including drug smuggling, arms smuggling, obstructing official opera- tions, animal cruelty, and murder. The police team discovered a 12 bore gun, 21 cartridges, and a 12 bore gun rod in the possession of a lady, and a case was filed, said the SP Laxman Das. Udaipur: The culprit, Jitendra Ahari, was detained by the Ko- tra police station in Udaipur district after threatening to assassinate Cabinet Min- ister Babulal Kharadi on In- stagram. The accused’s mobile phone has been seized by police. SP Yogesh Goyal stated that on Friday, a case was registered based on report, and an investigation began. The offender was identified with assistance of special team’s technological support, and Jitendra Ahari was apprehended and arrested. Ravi Sharma Jaipur: A coach- ing student fell victim to a heinous crime of kid- napping and gang-rape in Jaipur. The incident, which occurred in the jurisdiction of Kanota Police Station, came to light after the victim, in her early twenties, man- aged to escape and reach out to her family two days after the or- deal. She subsequently filed a report at the local police station. Accord- ing to police sources, the victim, a student preparing for competi- tive exams, received a WhatsApp message from an unknown per- son on April 29th. The message threatened to harm her family if she did not comply with the sender’s demands. Fearful for her loved ones, victim complied and went to the speci- fied location. Upon ar- rival, she was coerced into a Bolero vehicle by two young men and later raped. 13-year-oldkilledin mishap,peopleblock HighwayinBundi Bkn’s SKRAU’s research on cucumber production yielding positive results Farming in Agronet Houses First India Bureau Bikaner The ongoing research work on cucumber pro- duction inAgronet House (Shadenet House) of Swami Keshwanand Ra- jasthanAgricultural Uni- versity has yielded posi- tive results. Vice-Chan- cellor Dr Arun Kumar said that the production of cucumber started in Agronet House only after about a month of sowing the seeds. He said that research is being done on the benefits to farmers. Agronet houses are built at a lower cost than polyhouses. PHED Stu- dent Guide and Assistant Professor Dr Sushil Ku- mar said that about 40-70 kg cucumbers are pro- duced every day. Pradeep Gadhwal Jhunjhunu A 16-year-old teen- ager died after being electrocuted in a pool in Jhunjhunu. The event occurred at the deep water pool at Patodiya Transport. Some children were taking a bath in the water pool when they were electrocuted. Mubarik’s kid Ishaq perished from electric shock. After receiving info, police arrived to the scene andtookthedeceased to the BDK Hospital morgue. Following the event, Municipal Council Councilor Azmat Ali visited BDK Hospital.While accusing the water pool operator and claiming that the pool is being run poorly andwithoutsufficient management, the family members have yet to provide a report on the subject. First India Bureau Jaipur Governor Kalraj Mishra has expressed grief over demise of Gopal Krishna Goswami, Chairman of the Governing Council of ISKCON India. Mishra said that his contribution in construc- tion of dozens of temples andculturalcentersacross the world is a unique gift. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma alsoexpressedcondolenc- es on Goswami’s demise. 16-yr-old boy electrocuted at a water park in Jhunjhunu Guv, CM condole demise of ISKCON chairman Goswami First India Bureau Ajmer Entries have been invited for the state level essay competition on Basic ele- ments of decision writing in revenue cases, organ- ized by Revenue Board Ajmer for the improve- ment in the functioning of Revenue Courts. IAS officers of Ra- jasthan state, RAS offic- ers, Revenue officers and employees, advocates and common citizens can participate in the competition,which is be- ing organized as per the instructions of Revenue Board Chairman Rajesh- war Singh, Indian Ad- ministrative Service The maximum word limit for essays to be sent in Hindi or English has been fixed at one thou- sand. The original essay composition can be sent to the Revenue Board on e-mail ID bor-rj@nic.in or to the address of the Registrar, Revenue Board, Ajmer. Essays re- ceived after the last date will not be included in the evaluation. Last date is June 5. On the basis of the excellence of the es- says received by the Board under these five categories, the partici- pants will be selected for the first, second and third place in each category after being reviewed by the committee formed at the Revenue Board level, Mahavir Prasad, Regis- trar of the Revenue Board, said. First India Bureau Jaipur Anawarenessprogramme was organized at the Na- tional Institute of Ayur- veda by WHO on World Hand Hygiene Day on Sunday. The theme of the programme was ‘Nirogi Bharat, Swastha Bharat’ where awareness was cre- ated among more than 2,000 people. In the programme, pa- tients and their families were informed by doctors andnursingworkersabout seven steps to wash hands properly. They also gave information related to hand hygiene to stay healthy.HospitalSuperin- tendent Professor Anu- pam Srivastava said, “Manydiseases occurdue to infection caused by hands. It is important that such events are organized not only on special days but always,” he said. Hos- pital Dy Superintendent Dr Harish Bhakuni said, “WHO stressedonimpor- tance of washing hands to prevent infection. ” Entriesinvitedforessayon‘Basicelementsof decision writing’ by Revenue Board Ajmer World Hand Hygiene Day celebrated in Jpr ‘HIGH YIELDS MORE INCOME AT LESS COST THROUGH AGRONET’ Horticulture Depart- ment Head Dr PK Yadav said that in the off season, cucumbers are produced in polyhouses and shednets and the May and June temperature af- fects production. “Farmers can get high yields and more income at less cost through Agronet House in less space,” he said. Doctors and Nursing staff of National Institute of Ayurveda Jaipur giving demo of hand wash to celebrate the day on Sunday. 2 car borne passengers killed, 3 injured in a road mishap in Tonk
  • 3. GITB 2024 INAUGURATED ‘India is a 365-day destination for tourists’ Nirmal Tiwari Jaipur ndia is not just a destination that can be traversed for a few months in a year but can be explored all 365 days. With 42 UNE- SCO World Heritage Sites and 3700 protected monuments, there is a di- versity of offerings and a vast tapestry of culture and culinary delights that one can experience here. With ‘Wed In India’ ini- tiative, one will also be able to sample the culture around marriages. This was stated by Di- rector General, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, IAS Manisha Saxena. She was address- ing the inauguration of the 13th edition of the Great Indian Travel Ba- zaar at Jai Mahal Palace today. The GITB is being organised from 5 to 7 May. On the occasion, Principal Secretary, De- partment of Tourism, Government of Ra- jasthan, Gayatri Rathore said that through this in- valuable partnership and collaborative efforts, GITB has been playing a crucial role within the tourism industry. Manisha Saxena also highlighted the burgeon- ing destination wedding trend during the inaugural of the 1st ‘Wed in India’ expo at Rambagh Palace in the morning. (L to R) Dipak Deva, SK Pathak, Manisha Saxena, Gayatri Sharma, Jyotsna Suri, Rashmi Sharma, Kuldeep Singh Chandela at the inauguration of Great Indian Travel Bazaar. MUKESH KIRADOO I RAJASTHAN 03 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Monday | May 6, 2024 NEETexammarredby wrong paperdistribution;stabbing Sandeep Goyal and Gajanand Sharma Sawai Madhopur / Sikar AsNEETUGexamination was conducted on Sunday in 24 cities of Rajasthan where a total of 1 lakh 97,000 candidates ap- peared, a case of wrong paper distribution by a centre superintendent come to light. The blunder came to light during exam in Girls Higher Secondary Adarsh Vidya Mandir in Sawai Madhopur after which National Testing Agency (NTA) issued public information for re- exam of about 120 affect- ed students the same day. Meanwhile, in Sikar, a candidate stabbed another outside the exam centre in Dantaramgarh. Yash Ku- mar was stabbed in his stomach. The accused, Naveen, was writing the exam at the centre. Kumar is said to be critical. FAKE CANDIDATES TRYING TO APPEAR FOR NEET EXAMINATION HELD IN BHARATPUR BY POLICE In Bharatpur, a proxy candidate appearing in the NEET exam has been arrested. ASP Aklesh Sharma said that a young man, Abhishek, was appearing for the exam in place of Rahul Gurjar. Gurjar is a resident of Bandhana, Dausa while Abhishek is a resident of Karauli. A total of six people were taken into custody. In Barmer, another proxy candidate was arrested at Antri Devi School examination centre. He was taken for interrogation. Students arrive at the NEET examination centre in Jaipur on Sunday. NAIM KHAN Case against RLP’s Hanuman Beniwal for violating MCC First India Bureau Nagaur A case has been regis- tered in Kuchera police station against INDIA Alliance candidate from Nagaur and Khinvsar MLA Hanuman Beniwal for protesting and hold- ing a meeting on the vot- ing day. In this regard, BJPcan- didate Jyoti Mirdha had complained to the elec- tion observer Ripudaman Singh Dhillon that the Model Code of Conduct was violated. It was men- tioned in the complaint that after a dispute be- tween the two parties during the voting, RLP Supremo and candidate Beniwal along with his supporters held a meet- ing without permission on the common road at Kuchera bus stand.The original FIR has been sent to CID CB Jaipur for investigation. In UP, Pilot accuses BJP for doing politics of ‘vengeance’ First India Bureau Agra Senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot, while ad- dressing a public meeting in Bah, Agra on Sunday in support of INDIA alli- ance candidate Ramnath Sikarwar from Fatehpur Sikri, said that there is a wave of change and the days of Narendra Modi government were num- bered. He said that the BJP was talking about crossing 400 seats but is silent now. Pilot said that the Cen- tral government did not fulfill the praomises in 10 years and failed to tackle inflation, unemployment, agricultural distress, black money and corrup- tion. “Now they are in- dulging in politics of vengeance and have sent two Chief Ministers in jail and have frozen Con- gress’s bank accounts,” he said. Sachin Pilot stated that BJP has created an at- mosphere of fear by sus- pending 147 MPs in a day. Pilot said that BJP is spreading baseless lies that if Congress comes to power, it will snatch away the mangalsutras and buffalos and give it to others. Sachin Pilot addressing the public during a gathering at Bah in Agra on sunday. GIB conservation: A unique tunnel being mulled First India Bureau Jaipur After the state govern- ment’s announcement in the last budget to con- struct a tunnel near the Ramdevra Breeding Sta- tion of the district for the conservation and pro- motion of the Great In- dian Bustard, the depart- ment officials have fi- nally started brainstorm- ing and trying to impli- ment the ways in which the project could be done. Notably, this will be the first tunnel of its kind in the country and the world, in which an effort will be made to increase the number of birds here. Sources said that ef- forts are on regarding the design and estimated cost of construction of the tunnel. The officials responsi- ble for Desert National Park (DNP) said that steps are being taken very cautiously to avoid any failure. If the tunnel that is being constructed here Ramdevra proves successful, it can also be constructed in the DNP area located in Sudasari area also. Work is also going on by the DNP on making a rewilding en- closure. Dist Collectors asked to coordinate for effective stop on illegal mining First India Bureau Jaipur Principal Secy Mines Ajitabh Sharma has written a letter to Dist Collectors, asking them to organize an immediate meeting of Dist Level Committee for action against illegal mining ac- tivities effective con- trol. He said that a com- mittee has been formed under the chairmanship of the District Collector for effective action and coordination on illegal mining activities. long with this, accord- ing to the order issued in 2018, District Collectors have also been author- ized to constitute SIT to take action against illegal mining, transportation and storage of gravel. Sharma has instructed the District Collectors to send the minutes of the District Level Commit- tee meeting to the state government and organize regular meetings in fu- ture. He has also written a letter to Jaipur and Jodh- pur Police Commissioner and all Superintendents of Police to coordinate and cooperate in taking action against illegal mining activities. Sharma said that as per the circular issued from time to time by the Chief Secretary, the Forest De- partment is authorized to take action in forest land and the Revenue Depart- ment in Khatedari land. Cong opened English schools to get cheap popularity: Saraf Man behind 250 kg gold smuggling syndicate held First India Bureau Jaipur BJP MLA Kalicharan Saraf said that the former Congress government had opened English me- dium schools in a haste to get cheap popularity. “English medium schools were opened in a hurry by the previous Ge- hlot government. The schools were opened without preparations to get cheap popularity,” he said. “The child who will study in Hindi medium till 6th class will be sent to study in English me- dium. What will he un- derstand there?,” he said. Apart from this, he said, the Hindi medium schools which have been converted to English me- dium do not have English medium teachers. “Then how will Hindi medium teachers teach students in English medium? There- fore, definitely the deci- sion taken is the right step,” he said. Vimal Kothari Jaipur In a significant break- through, officials from the Directorate of Reve- nue Intelligence (DRI) have nabbed the alleged mastermind orchestrating a deceptive scheme that ensnared unemployed youth into gold smug- gling activities. Jitendra Soni, known as Jitu Soni, hailing from Ramlila Maidan, Sikar, was ap- prehended on Saturday evening. Soni, alongside his cohorts, purportedly enticed job seekers from Sikar, Churu, and Nagaur districts with promises of lucrative overseas em- ployment in Gulf coun- tries. Upon arrival, they were coerced into smug- gling gold to cover in- curred expenses. The il- licit operation, spanning multiple districts, saw smuggled gold transport- ed via various means. Over past three years, Soni smuggled approxi- mately 250 kg of gold. Senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot criticized the BJP government driven by citing unfulfilled promises, economic challenges, and political vendetta MeT issues heatwave warning in many districts of State in next few days L-R: A monkey takes refuge in water; young children dive into the waters of Galtaji to beat the heat on Sunday, as heatwave conditions prevail in parts of Rajasthan. MeT has predicted maximum temperature is likely to increase by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius in the next few days while on May 7 the maximum temperature is likely to be 44-45 degrees Celsius at some places in Western Rajasthan and there is a possibility of a heat wave at some places in Jodhpur and Bikaner divisions. SUNIL SHARMA S’Madhopur: NTA orders re-test of 120 students after wrong paper distribution Candidate stabs another in Sikar outside exam centre
  • 4. ecently, a nine- judge constitution bench of the Su- preme Court has started hearing, after 22 years, a reference to de- termine whether directive prin- ciple of the state policy en- shrined inArticle 39 (b) permits the Government to redistribute privately-owned properties as material sources of the commu- nity to subserve common good. It is crucial to comprehend as to how this matter has snowballed into a major interpretational di- lemma against the backdrop of ongoing acrimonious political debate about redistribution of wealth. Historically speaking, a sev- en-judge constitution bench ex- pressed in the case of Rangana- tha Reddy (1977 4 SCC 471) that “we do not consider it nec- essary to express any opinion with reference to Article 31C read with clauses (b) and (c) of Article 39 of the Constitution.” However, a controversy com- menced with the dissenting opinion of Justice Krishna Iyer that “economic democracy en- souls the social philosophy of Article 39 (b) and (c) of the Constitution.” He held that epi- thet “material sources of the community” includes private property also. In Sanjeev Coke case (1983 (1) SCC 147), a five-judge bench relied on the minority opinion of Justice Iyer, and held that “the expression ‘material resources of the community’ means all things which are ca- pable of producing wealth for the community. There is no war- rant for interpreting the expres- sion to include public owned material resources and exclude private-owned material re- sources.” Later on, a nine-judge bench of theApex Court held in the case of Mafatlal Industries (1997 5 SCC 536) that “Article 39 cannot be a basis for retain- ing whatever has been gathered unlawfully by the Government for common good. Simply stated the Directive Principles of State Policy do not license the Gov- ernment to rob Peter to pay Paul.” It said it was difficult to accept the view that material resources under Article 39 (b) covered what is privately owned. In 1997, Mumbai-based Property Owners Association preferred an appeal in Supreme Court challenging the provi- sions of Chapter 8 of Maharash- tra Housing Area Develop- ment Authority Act, 1986, which allows taking over prop- erties for redevelopment. This law, intended to implement Ar- ticle 39 (b), provided that a state authority could acquire proper- ties for redevelopment if 70% of owners agreed to such acquisi- tion. In 2002, a seven-judge constitution bench hearing Property Owners Association case, referred interpretation of Article 39 (b) to nine-judge con- stitution bench. These varied verdicts of the Apex Court on the acquisition of private properties for com- mon good have been rather per- plexing and inconsistent, lead- ing to questions over the effi- cacy and judicial discipline of constitution benches, which have failed to reconcile conflict- ing aims of the doctrine of emi- nent domain, enshrined in Ar- ticle 300A and a constitutional right to hold property. The doc- trine of eminent domain com- prises two parts, (a) acquisition of property in the public inter- est; and (b) payment of reason- able compensation therefor. Article 39 (b) lays down the that the state shall direct its poli- cy towards securing that the ownership and control of mate- rial resources of the community are so distributed as best to pro- mote the common good. Gran- ville Austin says (Indian Consti- tution-Cornerstone of a Nation p. 66) that “the fundamental rights and directive principles appear as distinct entities. Former are negative in nature because they prevent the government from do- ing certain things; whereas the latter are positive obligations requiring the government to do certain things. This exemplifies not only the desire for negative freedom, but also positive free- dom, so perceptively described by Sir Isaiah Berlin (‘Two Con- cepts’p.47-48) as “the desire for the positive freedom of collective self-direction.” The crux of the matter is to define the expression “material resources of the community,” (variously described as natural resources, mines, minerals, quarries, electricity, oil and nat- ural gas, riparian-sea-marine resources, lands, space spec- trum etc.). We should get to know what framers of the con- stitution, who discussed draft Article 31 (Article 39) in the Constituent Assembly on 22nd November, 1948, meant by this appellation. Professor K. T. Shah (Bihar- General), the most doctrinaire socialist, said that “....the own- ership, control and management of the natural resources shall be vested in the community collec- tively, and shall be exploited, developed and worked by the community…..No human being has lent any value to those re- sources by his or her own la- bour. They are gifts of nature….. Mines and mineral wealth…are an exhaustible asset....The ulti- mate ownership of these re- sources can only be in the hands of the State….. …...The biggest of them, (is) land. The agricul- tural land of this country be- longs to the country collective- ly….The natural resources…we should have in common owner- ship and develop collectively.” Participating in the debate Professor Shibban Lal Saksena (United Provinces-General) stated “that ownership and con- trol of the material resources of the community is the most im- portant principle…..where all the resources of the country be- long to the State and are to be used for the well-being of the community. I do feel …..that the key industries shall be national- ised …..This is the best method of distributing the “material resources” of the country. The State shall promote……eco- nomic democracy……in ac- cordance with the view of Dr. Ambedkar..….of `one man one value’.” Shri Jadubans Sahaya (Bihar- General) mentioned that… ..“the means of production and the natural or material resourc- es of the country shall belong to the community……All gifts of nature should belong to the State or to the community….. The community will own the gifts of God……The natural re- sources of the community…be- long to the poor people of the country for benefit of all.” Dr. Ambedkar indicated that the… “Draft……..includes par- ticular propositions…moved by Professor Shah. The clauses have been drafted deliberately for a set purpose.” TT Krishna- machari described it as “a veri- table dustbin of sentiments….. sufficiently resilient as to permit any individual member of the House to ride his hobby horse into it” (CAD VII 12 583). Broadly speaking, in the eyes of framers of the Constitution “material resources of the com- munity” denoted natural re- sources. None of them indicated that private resources were “ma- terial resources of the commu- nity.” Notwithstanding these debates, these positive rights, in the form of directive principles, have provided an impetus to- wards rebuilding society for common good. It is reasonable to expect that the Apex Court will find, in the words of TH Green, “a middle way between individual liberty and the public good, between preserving the property and bestowing benefits on the many in order to liberate the powers of all men equally for contributions to the common good” (Liberal Legislation Vol.3 p.372). Amen, so it be. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL TOP TWEETS SPIRITUAL SPEAK He who is content with whatever comes, without attachment, not disappointed when he gets nothing, is wise. BHAGAVAD GITA LEGAL CLARITY These varied verdicts of the Apex Court on the acquisition of private properties for common good have been rather perplexing and inconsist- ent, leading to questions over the efficacy and judicial discipline of con- stitution benches, which have failed to reconcile conflicting aims of the doc- trine of eminent domain, enshrined in Article 300A and a constitutional right to hold property. The doc- trine of eminent domain comprises two parts, (a) acquisition of property in the public interest; and (b) payment of reasonable compensation therefor. COMMUNITYRESOURCES: ANEQUITABLELANDSCAPE Historically speaking, a seven-judge constitution bench expressed in the case of Ranganatha Reddy (1977 4 SCC 471) that “we do not consider it necessary to express any opinion with reference to Article 31C read with clauses (b) and (c) of Article 39 of the Constitution.” However, a controversy commenced with the dissenting opinion of Justice Krishna Iyer that “economic democracy ensouls the social philosophy of Article 39 (b) and (c) of the Constitution.” He held that epithet “material sources of the community” includes private property also Shrawan Sawhney The writer is IAS (Retd.) R Srila Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja was a revered spiritual icon, globally respected for his unwavering devotion to Bhagwan Shri Krishna and his tireless service through ISKCON. His teachings emphasized the importance of devotion, kindness and service to others. He also played a significant role in expanding the community service efforts of ISKCON, particularly in areas like education, health and serving the needy. My thoughts are with all devotees in this tragic hour. Om Shanti. Narendra Modi@narendramodi I am overwhelmed by the unprecedented enthusiasm and affection of my family members in Kanpur! The immense blessings I received from all of you in today’s road show have filled me with new energy. Your presence in such huge numbers shows how much love Kanpur residents have for their Modi. The joy and enthusiasm I witnessed among my mothers, sisters and my young colleagues during this time shows that the entire Kanpur city is with the government that is committed to service, good governance and realizing resolutions. 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  • 6. INDIA 05 Jaipur, Monday | May 6, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia ADITYANATH HIGHLIGHTS DEVELOPMENT IN HARDOI ‘SP tried to withdraw cases against terrorists’ Agencies Hardoi (UP) ttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adity- anath on Sunday at- tacked the Samajwadi Party, alleging it strove to withdraw cases against “terrorists” when it was in power in the state and also disre- spected Lord Ram. “During its tenure, the Samajwadi Party exhib- ited a keen interest in withdrawing cases against terrorists. They sought to withdraw cases against individuals im- plicated in attacks on sig- nificant sites, including the CRPF camp in Ram- pur,Ayodhya, Sankatmo- chan Temple in Kashi (Varanasi), Lucknow and Varanasi court,” Adity- anath said in a statement. “The Hon’ble HC even rebuked the party, saying that their next step could possibly be conferring the Padma Award on terrorists,” the statement added. He made the remarks addressing a rally in Mallawan, Hardoi, where he sought votes for BJP candidate and sitting MPAshok Rawat. Adityanath claimed that the trend from the first two phases so far indi- cates the BJP will cross 400 seats and re-elect Narendra Modi as the prime minister. He claimed that dur- ing his tenure Hardoi district had received sig- nificant investments, and got a new district and a medical college. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Etawah district, Sunday. U SP,Congworkonlytobenefit theirfamilies,votebanks:PM PM Narendra Modi being felicitated during a public meeting ahead of the third phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Etawah on Sunday. JP Nadda addresses during the release of party’s manifesto (Sankalpa Patra) for Odisha Assembly elections, in Bhubaneswar. PTI Etawah (UP) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked the Samajwadi Party and the Congress, saying they are contesting elections to benefit their families and their vote banks. Addressing a Lok Sab- ha poll rally here in Sa- majwadi Party (SP) founder the late Mulay- am Singh Yadav’s home turf, Modi also recalled Yadav’s 2019 speech in Parliament, where he had said that Modi was going to become the prime minister again. The SP and the Con- gress, both members of the opposition INDIA bloc, are contesting the polls in the state as al- lies. “The Samajwadi Party and the Congress are contesting the elec- tions for their future and that of their chil- dren. They work only to benefit their families and their vote banks,” Modi alleged. He also attacked the Samajwadi Party on the issue of COVID-19 vac- cines, alleging that its leaders had instigated people against the vac- cines but got themselves inoculated in secret. The PM said the slogans of both the SP the Congress are ‘lies’ BJP will ensure reservation for SC, ST, OBC: Amit Shah Amit Shah addresses at a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Adilabad on Sunday. PTI Telangana Reservations for SC, ST, OBCs would not end as long as there is even one BJP MP in Parliament, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sun- day. Addressing an elec- tion rally at Kagaznagar in Telangana, Shah al- leged that Telangana Chief MinisterARevanth Reddy also forwarded a doctored video of the top BJP leader. This is a reference to the case over a ‘doctored’ video of Shah being cir- culated on social media. As the voting for phase 3 of Lok Sabha elections is scheduled to take place on May 7, Congress has released a 40-star campaigner list today for Maharashtra. The list includes Mall- ikarjun Kharge, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gan- dhi Vadra, and KC Venugopal among other campaigners. As 94 constituencies go to poll in the third phase of Lok Sabha elec- tions on May 7, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visitAyodhya today. During his visit, the prime minister will also be visiting the Ram Temple, wherein he will perform a pooja and dar- shan, following which he is also slated to hold a roadshow. On Satur- day, Prime Minister Modi held a roadshow in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur in support of Lok Sabha candidates contesting from Kanpur andAkbar- pur. He was accompa- nied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister YogiAdi- tyanath, Kanpur candi- date Ramesh Awasthi and Akbarpur candidate Devendra Singh. ‘Cong'sagendaistosnatch quotasofDalits,OBCs givethemtoMuslims’ Agencies Surajpur BJP president J P Nadda on Sunday claimed the Congress’ agenda is to snatch the reservations of Dalits, tribals and Other Backward Classes and give them to Muslims as part of its appeasement politics. Nadda said the politics of vote bank, re- ligion and caste was prevalent before 2014 but its definition was changed by PM Narendra Modi whose focus was on development for all. “The Congress wants to snatch the reservations of Dalits, tribals and backwards and give these quotas to Muslims to ap- pease them. The Con- gress has mentioned in its manifesto that it will en- sure special treatment for minorities,” Nadda said. What is a minority for them (Congress)? (For- mer prime minister) Manmohan Singh had said Muslims have the first right on the coun- try’s resources, he said. PM Modi wants to take away reservation, says Rahul Gandhi at Telangana rally PTI Hyderabad Mounting his attack on the BJP, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday alleged that Prime Minis- ter Narendra Modi was against reservations and wanted to take away quo- tas from the people. Addressing an election rally at Nirmal under Adilabad (ST) LS con- stituency in Telangana, he claimed that the ongo- ing general elections is taking place between two ideologies in which Con- gress is trying to safe- guard the Constitution, while the BJP-RSS com- bine wants to end it and people’s rights. “Modi ji is against res- ervation. The biggest is- sue before the country is increasing reservation from 50 pc,” he added. SP,BJP,Congressgearupfor decisivephase3inUttarPradesh Agencies Lucknow Campaigning for the third phase of the Lok Sabha election in Uttar Pradesh ended Sunday 6 pm after days of hectic roadshows and rallies by rival political leaders for the 10 constituencies which will go the polls on May 7. Sambhal, Hathras (SC), Agra (SC), Fatehpur Sikri, Firo- zabad, Mainpuri, Etah, Budaun, Aonla and Ba- reilly will go to polls in the current phase. The fate of 100 candi- dates in this phase will be decided by 1.88 crore voters – a little over 1 crore male voters, and more than 87 lakh wom- en voters – in this phase. Congress promises real jobs, MSP payments in Gujarat rally Agencies Ahmedabad Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate on Sun- day highlighted key is- sues, stressing the need for an issue-based poli- tics, in Ahmedabad. While addressing a rally, Shrinate also urged for a shift away from divisive rhetoric and towards addressing crucial concerns like employment, education, and healthcare. Highlighting the Con- gress manifesto, Shrinate emphasised, “Our mani- festo reflects the needs of our women, youth, farm- ers, and soldiers. It’s a revolutionary manifes- to.” Regarding agricul- tural policies, Shrinate promised, “We will en- sure (MSP) payments are made directly to farmers at procurement centres. APMCs (Agricultural Produce Market Com- mittees) will be digitally crediting farmers’ bank accounts, streamlining the process and benefit- ing farmers directly.” Devender Yadav takes charge as Delhi Congress President ANI New Delhi Amid a string of political developments in the Del- hi Congress, Devender Yadav, who was the in- terim president of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee, took charge as the Delhi Congress President on Sunday. After taking charge as Delhi Congress Presi- dent, DevenderYadav af- firmed that he will work hard to fulfill the respon- sibilities bestowed upon him and said INDIA bloc will win all seven seats in Delhi in the Lok Sabha elections. “It is an impor- tant day for me because I have been given a big re- sponsibility. I want to thank the central leader- ship for showing faith in me,” he told ANI. BJP slams Cong for ‘Kasab didn’t kill Karkare’ remark Agencies Mumbai/New Delhi Congress leader from Maharashtra Vijay Wa- dettiwar, sparked a major controversy with his re- marks about the death of police official Hemant Karkare during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Wadettiwar claimed that Karkare was not killed by terrorist Ajmal Kasab but by an RSS-affiliated po- lice officer. The BJP strongly con- demned Wadettiwar’s re- marks, accusing the Con- gress of giving a clean chit to Pakistan regarding the 26/11 attacks. BJPna- tional spokesperson She- hzad Poonawala criti- cized Congress for prior- itizing vote bank politics. POLICE BOOK DOZENS OF SP WORKERS Mainpuri: Around 90-100 unnamed SP workers have been booked in Mainpuri for allegedly vandalising a statue of Maharana Pratap and indulging in hooligan- ism, police said on Sunday. According to residents, the incident took place Satur- day after the road show of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav. Poll Campaign PM CONDOLES DEATH OF ISKCON GBC SRILA GOPAL KRISHNA GOSWAMI New Delhi: PM Modi condoled the death of ISKCON Govern- ing Body Commissioner (GBC) Srila Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja, who passed away on Sunday and said that his teachings emphasized the importance of devotion, kindness and service to others. “Srila Gopal Krishna Goswami Maharaja was a revered spiritual icon, globally respected for his unwaver- ing devotion to Bhagwan Shri Krishna and his tireless service through ISKCON. His teachings emphasized the importance of devotion, kindness and service to oth- ers. He also played a signif- icant role in expanding the community service efforts of ISKCON, particularly in areas like education, health and serving the needy. Om Shanti,” PM Modi posted on X. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness Delhi, informed that Gopala Krsna Goswami passed at 9:20 am on Sunday. MODI, NADDA ON 2-DAY ODISHA VISIT OTHER LOK SABHA POLL HIGHLIGHTS Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP presi- dent J P Nadda will arrive in Bhubaneswar on Sunday on their two-day visit to Odisha. PM Modi is scheduled to arrive in the Odisha capital around 9.30 pm and will make a night halt at Raj Bhavan. He will address elec- tion rallies at Berham- pur and Nabarangpur on Monday, a BJP leader said. z Campaigning for sec- ond phase of 14 LS seats ends in Karnataka as 'sex scandal' dominates narrative z Campaigning ends for Chhattisgarh LS polls: Corruption, Constitution, Naxalism top issues z Campaigning ends for Gujarat LS polls: BJP aims to repeat sweep de- spite Cong-AAP alliance z Campaign ends for 5 LS seats in Bihar z Cong files complaint with EC against BJP chief J P Nadda, others over alleged MCC violation z Campaigning ends for third phase of polling in four Bengal LS seats z Campaigning ends for 11 Lok Sabha seats in Maha; polls on May 7 z Poll campaigning ends in 2 LS seats in Goa CONGTOAPPROACHCOURTSFORDISQUALIFICATION Cong general secretary in-charge of Assam Jitendra Singh on Sunday said the party will approach the courts for disqualification of its MLAs who are involved in anti-party activities after the Assembly Speaker failed to act on its petitions to cancel their membership of the House. We have already written to the Speaker seeking disqualification of Congress MLAs indulging in anti-party activities, Singh said, addressing a press conference. JAGAN REDDY GOVERNMENT KEPT NONE OF ITS PROMISES: AMIT SHAH IN ANDHRA Anantapur: Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the INDIA bloc has no candidate for the post of Prime Minister, adding that the country has decided to give Prime Minister Narendra Modi a third term. Addressing an election rally at Dharmavaram in Sri Sathya Sai district along with Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandra- babu Naidu, he sought to know who was the prime ministerial candidate of the INDIA bloc. God forbid, if you were to come to power, who would you elect as your Prime Minister? Will Sharad Pawar be the PM? Will Mamata Banerjee become (the PM) or MK Stalin Or Udahav Thackeray? I will take another name. Please don't laugh. Can Rahul Baba become the PM? he wondered while addressing the rally. Supriya Shrinate Rahul Gandhi
  • 7. INDIA 06 Jaipur, Monday | May 6, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Rains along with hailstorm wreak havoc in several parts of Manipur PTI Manipur Heavy rains accompa- nied by a hailstorm lashed several parts of Manipur on Sunday, damaging houses and ve- hicles, officials said. Several houses were damaged in different parts of the state, includ- ing Canchipur and Tera in Imphal West, with hails leaving holes on tin roofs. Strong winds also blew away hutments in different areas, they said. In many areas the hails formed a thick white blanket. Windshields of four- wheelers parked in the open developed cracks due to the hailstorm. Trees were also uprooted in many areas by the winds. An official said the damage was being as- sessed. The Met Department issued an orange alert of heavy to very heavy rains in several North- eastern states, including Manipur, till Tuesday. Chief Minister N Biren Singh said his government would re- pair the houses that were damaged. Kerala: IMD predicts heavy rainfall in 6 districts Thiruvananthapuram: The India Meteorological Department has predicted the possibility of rain for the next 5 days amid rising heat in Kerala. The IMD stated that the rain will occur in 6 districts including Thiruvanantha- puram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, and Idukki today. The IMD predicted rainfall in Thiruvanantha- puram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad districts tomorrow ( May 6). The weather department has announced a yellow alert in 2 districts including Ernakulam and Wayanad. Meanwhile, the Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) has issued a possibility of a sea attack in South Kerala in the next 6 hours. PakistanOccupiedKashmiris verymuchapartofIndia:EAM Agencies Cuttack (Odisha) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday said that Pakistan-occu- pied Kashmir is part of India and added that there is a resolution of the In- dian Parliament which states that PoK is part of the country. He noted that people were made to for- get about PoK, however, it is now back in the con- sciousness of the people of India. Asked about India’s plans for PoK during an interactive session in Cut- tack, Mr Jaishankar re- sponded, “PoK has never been out of this country. It is part of this country. There is a resolution of the Indian Parliament that PoK is very much a part of India. Now, how did PoK, how did other peo- ple get control? You know, when you have someone who is not a re- sponsible custodian of a house, someone steals from outside. Now, here you have allowed another country.” “You know, it was be- cause we did not pursue the vacation of Pakistan from these territories in the early years of their independence that this very sorry state of affairs is continuing. So, what will happen in the future? Very difficult to tell. But, I always tell people one thing today PoK is in the consciousness once again of the people of India. We had forgotten about it.We were made to forget about it. That it is today back definitely, the fact you are asking me a question is, I think, something which is very good,” he added. He also spoke about the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and stressed that it should have been abrogated a long time back. Addressing the critiques of the abrogation of Article 370, S Jaishankar said that it was a temporary provision in the constitution and it had to be removed. PTI “PeopleofPakistan-Occupied- KashmirwillwanttojoinIndia” PTI New Delhi India will never give up its claim on Pakistan-Oc- cupied-Kashmir (PoK) but it won’t have to cap- ture it with force because its people, on their own, would want to be part of India after seeing the de- velopment in Kashmir, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said. In an exclusive inter- view to PTI, Singh as- serted that the ground situation has improved significantly in Jammu and Kashmir and that a time will come whenAF- SPA (Armed Forces Spe- cial Powers Act) will no longer be required in the Union Territory. The defence minister, however, said the matter is under the domain of the Union Home Ministry and it will take appropri- ate decisions. He said elections will also be held there definitely, but wouldn’t give a timeline. “I think India will not have to do anything. The way the ground situation has changed in Jammu and Kashmir, the way the region is witnessing eco- nomic progress and the way peace has returned there, I think demands will emerge from people of PoK that they should merge with India,” he said. “We will not have to use force to take PoK as people would say that we must be merged with In- dia. Such demands are now coming,” he said. The defence minister as- serted that “PoK was, is, and will remain ours”. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during an interview with PTI, in New Delhi. MAJORHIGHLIGHTS z The theaterisation process in the military is making progress as consensus is emerg- ing among the three services on the ambi- tious initiative, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in first clear remarks reflecting forward move- ment in the mega reform initiative. z Former Pakistani min- ister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain’s “praise” of Rahul Gandhi is a matter of “grave concern” and Congress must explain the “deep love” for its leader from a country that always attempted to destabilise India, De- fence Minister Rajnath Singh has said. Blue Corner Notice issued to track down Prajwal Revanna Agencies Bengaluru A Blue Corner notice, seeking information about Prajwal Revanna, the MP accused of sex crimes, has been issued by the Central Bureau of Information. Prajwal Re- venna is said to be in Germany, where he went using a diplomatic pass- port, after rape allega- tions against him became public last week amid the general election. Confirming the Blue Corner notice, Karnata- ka home minister G Par- ameshwara said the in- vestigators will now lo- cate him. “After that, the SIT will do the proce- dures and bring him here... Once it is all over there will be further ac- tion,” he said. The grandson of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, the MP holds the family turf of Has- san. The police case against Mr Revanna was filed on the complaint of a woman who claimed she had been abused for years by the MP and his father, HD Revanna. Prajwal Revanna’s lawyer has denied any wrongdoing on his part. He has also said the MP will be back in 7 days. CONGRESS LEADER ALKA LAMBA SEEKS PM’S INTERVENTION New Delhi: Congress leader Alka Lamba on Sunday said that Prajwal Revanna, who is involved in an obscene video scandal in Karnataka, is currently in Germany and the Prime Minister should bring him back so that justice is delivered. Lamba said that despite widespread outcry over the scandal, the Nation- al Commission for Women (NCW) has remained silent even after giving them a letter on April 30. The Congress Women’s Wing president said that they have launched protests across the nation, demanding answers from the Prime Minister. Alka Lamba accused the BJP of possessing information about Prajwal Revanna and still giving him the MP ticket. 35 Naxalites surrender in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada Agencies New Delhi A total of 35 Naxalites, three of them carrying a cumulative reward of Rs 3 lakh, surrendered in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewa- da district on Sunday, a senior police official said. A 16-year-old girl and an 18-year-old boy are among those who turned themselves in be- fore the police, he said These cadres were taskedwithdiggingroads, felling trees to block roads and putting up post- ers and banners during shutdowns called by Naxalites, official said. Of the surrendered Naxalites, Baman Kar- tam (39) was the Jiya- kodta Panchayat Militia Platoon Commander of the outlawed Maoists or- ganisation, while Bhima Kunjam (28) was the Aranpur Panchayat CNM president, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Gaurav Rai said. STOCK MARKET WATCH Due to instability, an atmosphere of decline is being created he Indian stock market is cur- rently consid- ered a victim of instabili- ty. Even though the BSE and NSE indices had reached their all-time high in the stock market last week, the sell-off on Fri- day deflated this rally. The latest situation re- mains that as soon as there is an improvement in the market, the operators start selling their goods, due to which the investors who had invested in the market in the hope of a rise, are now seen to be apprehen- sive, which is reflected in the stock market and can- not be considered good for the future. Last week, the Finance Ministry released the GST collection figures for the month of April and the government treasury has been in good condition in the first month of the fi- nancial year. In the month ofApril alone, the govern- ment has received a reve- nue of Rs 2,10,267 crore for the first time in the form of GST, which is the highest collection of GST since its implementation in the country on July 1, 2017. In such a situation, it can be assumed that the Indianeconomyismoving forward on the path of re- form and this journey will continue. In such a situa- tion, the phase of boom and recession will contin- ue in the stock market, but investors who want to in- vest for the long term should show courage to invest in chunks in stocks of their choice with strong fundamentals in every re- cession, because whenev- er there will be a storm of improvement in the mar- ket, only the stocks with strong fundamentals will rise first, and these will also earn the most. Talking about technical analysis, experts are wor- ried about the recession on Friday, and are indicating weakness in the market. They believe that weak- ness can also be seen in Bank Nifty in the next few sessions, but Nifty will get support around 22300. Last week, there was a slight increase of 147.99 points (+0.20%) in the BSE index and closed at 73878.15 points, improv- ing from 73730.196 points in the previous week, while there was a slight improvement of 55.90 points (+0.25%) in the NSE Nifty index and it closed at 22419.95. It climbed up by a few points and closed at 22475.85 points, but there was a contradiction be- tween the midcap and smallcap indices and the basic index.Talking about the bullion market, this week gold prices fell by Rs 1050 per 10 grams, while silver prices fell by Rs 900 per kg and gold prices fell from Rs 74,200 pertengramstoRs73,150 per ten grams. And silver fell from Rs 83,450 per kg to Rs 82,550 per kg. Traders say that the customers were waiting for the decline in the bul- lion business, but even now the customer base has not improved. It is believed that the price of gold may come up to $ 2275 per ounce, similar- ly, a slight decline in sil- ver is also expected. As per choice of busi- nessmen, from the point of view of new invest- ment, listed public sector companies, Zomato, Ma- hindra Holidays, Zee TV, Infosys, TCS, Igarashi Motors, Jio Finance, Uni- versal Cable, Celan Ex- ploration Technologies etc. can be considered as safe investments. (Thisisthepersonal opinionoftheauthor) T Vimal Kothari Associate Editor, First India News Senior Journalist CISCE to declare Class 10, 12 results today; board to discontinue compartment exams New Delhi: The results of the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) for Class 10 and the Indian School Certificate (ISC) for Class 12 will be declared on Monday, May 6, at 11 a.m., the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations announced on Sunday. The results will be available on the board’s website. The board has also decided to discontinue compartment exams for Classes 10 and 12 from this session. CRUCIAL READ Jharkhand: 4 boys detained for raping 19-year-old girl New Delhi: Four teenage boys were detained for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl and posting the purported video of the crime on social media, a police officer said on Sunday. The incident took place on April 21, but the victim did not register a complaint as the boys had threatened to upload the objection- able video on social media if she told about her ordeal to anyone. Parents must bear cost of AC in schools: Delhi HC New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has ruled that parents must bear the cost of air conditioning in schools, as it is a facility provided to students, similar to other charges such as laboratory fees. The court dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) filed against a private school charging Rs 2,000 per month for air conditioning in class- rooms. BSF seize two Chinese drones along Pak border Agencies New Delhi Two Chinese drones were recovered on Sunday from two locations in the border area of Punjab’s Amritsar district in search operations launched on information by the BSF intelligence. The operations resulted in the recovery of a Chi- na-made DJI Matrice 300 RTK drone from the courtyard of an aban- doned house of Hardo Ratan village inAmritsar, the BSF said. Another Chinese-made DJI Mavic 3Classicdronewasrecov- eredfromaharvestedfield adjacenttoNesthavillage. Punjab shares a 553-km barbed-wire-fenced bor- der with Pakistan which is under the vigil of the BSF. Sometimes, dealing with our neighbours involves navigating a bit of politics: Jaishankar Cuttack (Odisha): Addressing the controversy surrounding Nepal’s depiction of certain Indian territories on its currency notes, External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar highlighted the complexities of managing relationships with neighbouring countries. Mr Jaishankar acknowledged that dealing with neighbour- ing nations often involves navigating political intricacies. “Sometimes, dealing with our neighbours involves navigat- ing a bit of politics. It’s about balancing our interests with theirs,” said EAM Jaishankar during a press interaction here on Sunday. He also cautioned that there might not be positivity towards India among all its neighbours, cit- ing instances where unfavourable opinions have been voiced. “If you visit places like Sri Lanka, you might hear some unfavourable opinions from government officials or individuals,” he said.
  • 8. Agencies Toronto Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday that the investigation into the killing of India-desig- nated terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar is “not lim- ited” to the arrest of three Indian nationals and is ongoing. Trudeau said that it is important be- cause “Canada is a rule- of-law country”. The Canada PM’s re- marks came days after three Indian nationals were arrested for their al- leged involvement in the killing of Nijjar. The Canadian police released photographs of all three persons arrested in the last year’s killing of Nijjar amid an ongoing probe into the alleged connections of the Indian government. The police have not given any evi- dence of any link to India, as was being speculated in Canadian media. India has repeatedly denied the allegations, terming them “absurd and motivated.” Jerusalem/Doha Barcelona Israeli authorities raided a Jerusalemhotelroomused by Al Jazeera as its office after the government de- cided to shut down the Qatari-ownedTVstation’s local operations on Sun- day, a source said. Video showed plain- clothes officers disman- tling camera equipment in a hotel room, which theAl Jazeera source said was in East Jerusalem. PM Ben- jaminNetanyahu’scabinet shut down the network for as long as the war in Gaza continues, saying it threat- ened national security. Al Jazeera said the move was a “criminal ac- tion” and the accusation that the network threat- ened Israeli security was a “dangerous and ridicu- lous lie” that put its jour- nalists at risk. BILLIONAIRE INVESTOR ON INDIA’S ‘ATTRACTIVE’ RISE India has ‘unexplored’opportunities: Warren Buffett ANI Washington egendary inves- tor and Berk- shire Hathaway Chairman and CEO War- ren Buffett is bullish on India. Presiding over the company’s annual meet- ing on Sunday, the nona- genarian investor said there are loads of oppor- tunities in India. To a question on whether his company Berkshire was actively looking for opportunities in India, Buffett, without getting into specifics, said there are unexplored or unattended to opportu- nities and areas in India.” Berkshire Hathaway’s business and investment model is focused on ac- quiring and managing businesses across multi- ple industries. “In India, I am sure that there are loads of op- portunities in a place like India, and the question is do we have any advan- tage, in either insights into those businesses or contacts that will make possible for some trans- actions that participants in India would particu- larly want us to partici- pate,” the nonagenarian investor said. “I would say that’s something that more energetic manage- ment at Berkshire could pursue because we do have a reputation now and is known around the world and our Japanese experience has been fas- cinating. In that respect, so there may be an unex- plored or unattended to opportunities and area (in India),” he added. Hinting at a foray in India, he said it would not take much time be- fore it pursues opportuni- ties in the country He added Berkshire’s new management will decide on investments in India. “We will see how the next management plays the game out at Berkshire and fortunately you don’t have too long to wait on that generally,” he said. Firm GDP growth forecasts, inflation at manageable levels, po- litical stability at the cen- tral government level, and appreciable central bank monetary policy, have all contributed to painting a bright picture for the Indian economy in recent quarters. India’s GDP grew at a massive 8.4 per cent dur- ing the October-Decem- ber quarter of the current financial year 2023-24, and the country contin- ued to remain the fastest- growing major economy and is poised to maintain its growth trajectory go- ing ahead. Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett attends the Berkshire Hathaway Inc annual shareholders’ meeting. L Jaipur, Monday | May 6, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia 07 PTI Dharamsala Fiery spells from Ravin- dra Jadeja, Tushar Desh- pande and Simarjeet Singh triggered a mas- sive batting collapse and helped Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Pun- jab Kings (PBKS) by 28 runs at Dharamsala on Sunday. Wily leg-spinner Ra- hul Chahar (3/23) and seamer Harshal Patel (3/24) put up a spirited show but Jadeja made a crucial 43 that came off just 26 balls to prop CSK to a par 167/9 after they were sent in to bat by Sam Curran. The left-arm spinner then returned to grab three for 20 in four overs in the crucial middle- over phase to derail PBKS’chase, which end- ed at 139 for nine. Comeback pacerTush- ar Deshpande (2/35) and impact sub Simarjeet Singh (2/16) also fea- tured among wickets. Mitchell Santner, who was playing his first match of the season, was brilliant during his tidy 1/10 from three overs. Eyeing to secure a sixth successive win over CSK in the IPL, PBKS found themselves at 78 for seven against Jadeja’s match-turning spell. Having lost three of their last four matches, the five-time champions CSK thus returned to winning ways and jumped to third place in the standings. CSK now have 12 points with three more matches left to secure their playoff spot. PBKS – eight points from 11 matches – slumped to eighth spot after enduring their sev- enth loss of the season. CSKbounceback,thrashPBKSinDharamsala Chennai Super Kings player Mahendra Singh Dhoni with teammates after winning the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 T20 cricket match against Punjab Kings, at HPCA Stadium, in Dharamshala, Sunday. PTI Jadeja orchestrates a masterclass all-round show as Chennai regained their winning touch with a 28-run win over Punjab DHONI BECOMES FIRST PLAYER TO TAKE 150 CATCHES IN IPL HISTORY Dharamsala: Former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper and five-time IPL champion MS Dhoni became the first-ever player to com- plete 150 catches in the league’s history. Dhoni accomplished this feat during his side’s game against Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Sunday. Dhoni took a catch to dismiss Jitesh Sharma for a duck in the match. With 146 catches as a wicketkeeper and four outfield catches, Dhoni is the only player to have 150 IPL catches. Royal Challengers Ben- galuru wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik (144) closely follows Dhoni on this list. He has also been playing in the IPL since the inaugural sea- son. Legendary RCB batters and skilful field- ers, AB de Villiers (118) and Virat Kohli (113) are third and fourth, respectively, on this list. Suresh Raina ranks fifth with 109 catches. Kolkata Knight Riders crush LSG to go atop points table Agencies New Delhi Kolkata Knight Riders have thrashed Lucknow Super Giants by 98 runs in Match 54 of the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Ekana Stadi- um. It was a one-sided affair as KKR posted 235/6 while batting first before restricting the Su- per Giants to 137/10. Sunil Narine (81) starred for the Knight Riders, who have now gone atop the points ta- ble. KKR openers Phil Salt (32) and Narine (81) added 62 runs in 4.2 overs. Another fifty-plus stand (79) was added be- tween Narine and young- ster Angkrish Raghuvan- shi (32). Shreyas Iyer (23) and Ramandeep Singh (25* off 6) played cameos as the Knight Riders finished at 235/6. Match 53 Kolkata Knight Riders’ Sunil Narine and Philip Salt during the match against LSG in the IPL, at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, in Lucknow on Sunday. Agencies Queensland An Australian MP has claimed that she was drugged and sexually as- saulted during a night out. Brittany Lauga, the assis- tant minister for health, in an Instagram post, said that she was attacked on an evening out in her con- stituency Yeppoon. She said, “This could have happened to anyone and tragically, it does happen to many of us.” The 37-year-old Queensland MP went to the police and then to the hospital onApril 28. The Australian police has launched a probe. “Tests at the hospital confirmed the presence of drugs in my body which I did not take,” she said in a statement. The MPsaid that the drug im- pacted her significantly and the other women had contacted her who “may have been drugged”. Australian MP claims she was drugged sexually assaulted Israeli authorities raid office of Al Jazeera after shutdown order “Probe not limited to 3 people”: Canada PM over Nijjar’s killing Brittany Lauga, Queensland MP Canada PM Justin Trudeau A man maneuvers media equipment following an Israeli police raid on Al Jazeera’s office at a Hotel in Jerusalem on Sunday. CSK bowler Ravindra Jadeja celebrates during the IPL 2024 cricket match at HPCA Stadium, in Dharamshala, Sunday. Amman: An Israeli airstrike killed four members of a family in a house in a border village in southern Lebanon on Sunday, civil defence and security sources said. The four were killed in Meiss al Jabal, which has suffered extensive damage in regular exchanges of fire between Israel and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group since the start of the war in Gaza last October. In a statement, Hezbollah said it fired “tens” of Katyusha rockets at the Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona, a northern town close to the Lebanese border, in retali- ation. Airstrikes and shelling have taken place sporadi- cally but both sides have pulled back from all-out war. Over 250 Hezbollah members and 75 civilians have been killed in Israeli strikes on Lebanon since October. New Delhi: In a fresh critique of the Justine Trudeau- led dispensation for giving space and legitimacy to “extremism, separatism, and advocates of violence” in the name of free speech, External Affairs Minister S Jais- hankar said Canada has been issuing visas to people with links to organised crime despite warnings from New Delhi. Sharing the stage with the state’s intellectuals and profes- sionals for an interaction on his book ‘Why Bharat Matters’, Jaishankar said some people in Canada, with ‘pro-Pakistan leanings’, have organised themselves politically and taken the shape of an influential political lobby. FOUR LEBANESE CIVILIANS KILLED IN ISRAELI STRIKE ON BORDER VILLAGE PEOPLE LINKED TO ORGANISED CRIME WELCOMED IN CANADA: FOREIGN MINISTER JAISHANKAR ANI Cuttack EAM S Jaishankar on Sunday reiterated that In- dia will get a permanent member seat at the United Nations Security Council and this would happen faster if the country has a Prime Minister to whom no one can say ‘no’. “This is a very difficult period. And more impor- tant, who do you trust? Whodoyouwanttoseein charge of this country? Who do you think will take this country through this challenge? And you asked about Security Council. I have confi- dence we will become a member. But we will be- come a member faster if we have a strong prime minister to whom the world cannot say no. And that is what we are trying to do,” EAM said. India has long sought a permanent seat in the Se- curity Council to better represent the interests of the developing world. The nation’s quest has gained momentum with support from the interna- tional community. India will get permanent member seat at UNSC if we have strong PM: Jaishankar MAJOR UPDATES  The UNSC is composed of 15 member states, including five permanent members with veto power and ten non-permanent members elected for two- year terms.  The five permanent members of the UNSC include China, the UK, France, Russia, and the United States. The non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council are elected for 2-year terms by the UNGA.
  • 9. RAJ LOK SABHA POLLS Gehlot leads the pack with max rallies, State leaders dominate campaign Naresh Sharma Jaipur lections for 25 Lok Sabha seats have been com- pleted in two phases in Rajasthan. This time, in- stead of national leaders, the state leaders took charge of the campaign on behalf of Congress. Former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot toured the state extensively and held the maximum num- ber of election meetings and road shows. State Congress President Go- vind Singh Dotasra was also close to Gehlot but remained in the second position. Former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot also campaigned for some Congress candidates while State Congress in- charge Sukhjinder Rand- hawa made the least number of visits. In the last two Lok Sabha elections in Ra- jasthan, Congress had not even opened its account, but this time the party used a different strategy to taste victory on seats. This time, instead of na- tional leaders, it was the state Congress leaders who took charge of the campaign. Former CM Ashok Gehlot took charge of the campaign. Gehlot was also the chairman of the cam- paign committee; hence, he held the maximum number of election meet- ings and road shows in Rajasthan. Gehlot made 53 visits to 22 out of 25 LS seats in the State. Meanwhile, PCC Chief GS Dotasra also campaigned extensively. He held 45 meetings and road shows in 20 LS seats and held a maxi- mum of 14 meetings and road shows in his home district, Sikar. Sachin campaigned only on 14 out of 25 LS seats. He held maximum poll meetings in Tonk- Sawai Madhopur, Dausa, and Jaipur Rural seats. In total, Pilot held only 28 meetings and road shows. Congress state in- charge Sukhjinder Rand- hawa was notably inac- tive during LS polls, participating in only 15 events in state. Randha- wa visited Jaipur multi- ple times but didn’t hold meetings for Jaipur’s Congress candidate Pratap Singh, covering only 13 out of 25 seats. Ashok Gehlot Sukhjinder Randhawa Govind Singh Dotasra Sachin Pilot E 08 Once we can understand and empathise with someone, we can always forgive them. Understanding is the key. Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, CMD Editor-in-Chief THOUGHT OF THE DAY Postal Reg No. JPC/004/2022-24 Jaipur, Monday | May 6, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jainmonkstobetreatedasstate guestsinRaj,announcesCMinDelhi Ashvini Yadav New Delhi Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma has an- nounced that Jain monks will be treated as state guests in Rajasthan. “I have declared Jain monks as state guests; you will be guests on be- half of the state,” he said at a programme in Delhi. Sharma attended a pro- gramme at Oswal Samaj Bhawan on the 15th ‘Ma- haprayan Diwas’ of Acharya Mahapragya in the presence of Sadhvi Anima Thana and Sang- eet Thana. Praising the CM, Sadhvi Anima Tha- na said it was significant that he attended the pro- gramme. “Sadhana and guru’s grace lead you forward,” she said. In his address, the CM said the Terapanth com- munity is involved in serving the country and religion, having a deep connection with Ra- jasthan. He mentioned that Acharya Mahaprag- ya was born and passed away in Rajasthan. “You may be small in numbers, but you have a significant contribution to nation-building. You never asked for anything from governments; you gave to the country. My party and I will stand with you,” the CM said. During the meeting at BJP office, CM urged victory in all 7 Delhi Lok Sabha seats gave the mantra of success to par- ty workers. BJP candi- date from East Delhi Harsh Malhotra and oth- ers were also present. First India Bureau New Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Diya Kumari on Sunday, addressed a ‘Women Empowerment Dialogue Programme’organised in support of BJP candidate from East Delhi Lok Sab- ha constituency, Harsh Malhotra. The Deputy Chief Minister, Diya Kumari appealed to make BJP victorious in the elec- tions. Lok Sabha in- charge Dr Anil Gupta, co-convenor Lata Gupta, District President Mahila Morcha Aparna Goyal, Maharchand Gehlot, for- mer councillors Swati Gupta and Gunjan Gupta and other leaders and workers of the party were present during the pro- gramme. Ashok Yogi Jaipur Themortalremainsof retired IAS officer Yaduvendra Ma- thur, who passed away on Saturday, have been brought to Jaipur from Chennai. His cremation will takeplaceatLalKothi MokshDhamtodayat 9 am. Jaipur Collector Prakash Rajpurohit, Jaipur Police Com- missioner Biju George Joseph, and ACP Malviya Nagar Aditya Poonia were present at Jaipur Air- port to receive Ma- thur’s body. Dr Rituraj Sharma Jaipur The process of promo- tion from RAS to IAS may be completed in June to fill 11 vacant posts fixed by the UPSC. It is believed that the names of Shaheen Ali Khan, Akash Tomar, Ga- jendra Singh Rathore, Arun Kumar Hasija, Manish Goyal, Matadin Meena, Kamalram Mee- na, Himmat Singh Barhath, Rakesh Sharma and Purushottam Sharma are likely to be included. The decision for the vacant posts will be taken in the UPSC board meet- ing. After approval, an order will be issued with the consent of the State Government. First India Bureau Jaipur BJP leaders conduct door-to-door canvassing, rallies, and meetings for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections. BJP Vice-President Narayan Panchariya canvassed in Chevella, Telangana, covering booth to mandal levels. Prime Minister Naren- dra Modi urged people to attend the public meeting on May 10. Panchariya noted Chevella’s inclu- sion of three Hyderabad city and four rural assem- bly constituencies, em- phasising voter engage- ment. Former BJP State President Arun Chatur- vedi urged BJPsupport in Secunderabad. BJPState General Sec- retary Damodar Aggar- wal, managing Nizama- bad’s campaign, ap- pealed to Rajasthanis to back LS candidate, Dhar- mapuri Arvind. First India Bureau Jodhpur In Jodhpur, a case has been registered against BJP MLA Babu Singh Rathore at Chamu po- lice station following a complaint by BSF per- sonnel for misbehavior at a polling booth during voting. The police ini- tially registered the mat- ter under section 189, but now, a case has been filed based on a com- plaint by BSF Sub In- spector, Vi- kas Kumar. Kumar stated that during identity checks, Rathore arrived with a group, creating disturbance. Despite ob- jections, he forcibly en- tered the booth, misbe- having with officials. DSP Gajendra Singh in- tervened, escorting Rathore out. The BSF SI’s report deemed Rathore’s behaviour in- sulting. A video from April 26 showed Rathore arguing with a BSF jawan and later threaten- ing the Presiding Officer. First India Bureau Ajmer Assembly Speaker Vas- udev Devnani inspected the treatment plant whose dirty water was polluting the Anasagar Lake in Ajmer. He stated that a committee would be formed to prevent further pollution of the Lake. Dirty water has caused an increase in water hya- cinth, and sewerage work has also contributed to the pollution of the water body. Smart City offi- cials and the Municipal Corporation CEO were present at the inspection. Discussions were held with higher officials to address the issue. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma addresses party officials and workers during the BJP’s organisational meeting held at Shahadra in New Delhi on Sunday. Other local leaders are also seen. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma seeks the blessings of Sadhvi Animashriji others during a programme held to mark the 15th ‘Mahaprayan Diwas’ of Acharya Mahapragya in New Delhi on Sunday. Diya Kumari being felicitated during the ‘Nari Sashaktikaran Samvaad’ held in support of Lok Sabha candidate from East Delhi, Harsh Malhotra in New Delhi on Sunday. Dy CM Diya leads Women’s dialogue for BJP candidate in Delhi 4th phase polls: Raj BJP leaders conduct door-to-door drive Jodhpur MLA booked on plaint of BSF personnel Promotions from RAS to IAS for 11 vacant posts likely in June ‘PaneltobeformedtopreventAnaSagarpollution’ Last rites of ex- IAS Yaduvendra Mathur to be performed today CM says, Terapanth community is deeply connected to Rajasthan The Dy CM in her address, urged party workers to help BJP win in polls CM SHARMA’s THREE-DAY POLL TOUR TO HYDERABAD BEGINS TODAY Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma to campaign in Hyderabad, depart- ing from Jaipur today at 4:30 pm. He will address a Pravasi Sammelan for G Kis- han Reddy in Secunderabad at 7 pm. On Tuesday, he will hold meetings for Srinivas Gomasa in Manthani, BB Patil in Naray- ankhed, Madhavi Lata. He will address a meeting of intellectuals at Hotel SV Grand, Koti at 8:05 pm. On Wednesday, he will conduct a ‘Chai Pe Charcha’ at Gaganpa- had for KV Reddy; address a Pravasi Sam- melan for Etela Rajender. He will depart for Jaipur from Hyderabad at 10 pm. Gehlot had started campaigning from Sikar on March 26 when he attended the nomination rally of alliance candidate Amra Ram. Gehlot’s last election meeting was in his home district Jodhpur. His maximum meetings and road shows were held in Jalore-Sirohi seat as he held 21 meetings and road shows for his son Vaibhav Gehlot.The former CM held six meetings on the seat of home district Jodhpur, three meetings each in Jaipur city and Barmer, campaigned twice each in Sikar, Bikaner, Udaipur and Pali. ALL ABOUT ASHOK GEHLOT’S CAMPAIGN Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla being felicitated during the ‘Rajasthani Sneh Milan Samaroh’ in Mumbai on Sunday. Birla also interacted with the Booth in-charges and booth teams of Charkop assembly constituency and urged them to reach every voter and inspire them to vote for the nation’s interest, and ensure people’s maximum participation in this festival of democracy. A busy day for Om Birla in Mumbai Vasudev Devnani inspects the Sewage Treatment Plant at the Ana Sagar Lake in Ajmer on Sunday. Efforts are underway to continuously remove water hyacinth from Ajmer’s Ana Sagar Lake. I inspected the sewage treatment plant and directed officials to expedite the work. VASUDEV DEVNANI, ASSEMBLY SPEAKER
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