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WILLNOTLETRESERVATIONBE
GIVENTOMUSLIMS,SAYSMODI
‘Duplicate NCP-Shiv Sena’ have made up their minds to merge with Congress after polls, stresses PM
First India Bureau
Nandurbar
Reservation on the basis
of religion will be against
the values and principles
enshrined in Indian Con-
stitution, said PM Naren-
dra Modi on Friday. “As
long as I am alive, I will
not let reservations of
Dalits, adivasis, OBCs be
given to Muslims on the
basis of religion,” he said
in Maharashtra’s Nandur-
bar while campaigning
for elections. “Cong nev-
er bothered about welfare
of adivasis,” he said.
PM Modi also said the
“duplicate NCP and Shiv
Sena” have made up their
minds to merge with the
Congress after June 4 LS
poll results, but should
instead join Ajit Pawar
and Eknath Shinde. “A
big leader here who is ac-
tive for 40-50 years is
worried after polling in
Baramati,” PM Modi had
added, without naming
Sharad Pawar.  P5
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being felicitated during a public
meeting ahead of LS polls in Maharashtra’s Nandurbar on Friday.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses supporters after
coming out of Tihar Jail as SC grants him interim bail on Friday.
PM Narendra Modi during a
public rally in Nandurbar.
CHAR DHAM YATRA BEGINS,
PM MODI CONGRATULATES
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
posted this picture on his X ac-
count congratulating the beginning
of the Char Dham Yatra of Utta-
rakhand’s Devbhoomi, on Friday.
About 10,000 devotees witnessed
the opening of the portals of
Kedarnath.  FULL REPORT ON P6
I TOLD PUTIN THIS
ISN’T THE TIME FOR
WAR, SAYS MODI
APEX COURT’S DON’TS FOR ARVIND KEJRIWAL
Prime Minister
Narendra Modi
claimed that
he looked into eyes
of Russian President
Vladamir Putin and told
him this was not the
time for war. PM Modi
made this remark in an
interview with Republic
TV, which aired on Fri-
day. When asked about
his role in responding
to global tensions and
conflicts, the Prime
Minister said that he
only favoured peace.
l Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
has to pay a personal bond
of `50,000 before he leaves
the Tihar jail on interim bail
l Arvind Kejriwal, during
this time cannot enter either
the Chief Minister’s Office
or the Delhi Secretariat
l Kejri cannot sign on any
file without the prior permis-
sion of Delhi LG VK Saxena
l Arvind Kejriwal also
cannot make comment on
his role in the Delhi liquor
policy scam case during
the rallies
l Delhi Chief Minister Ke-
jriwal is also not allowed to
meet any witnesses in the
excise policy scam case
FINALLY, AFTER 50 DAYS, SC GRANTS INTERIM
BAIL TO KEJRIWAL TILL JUNE 1, BUT...
*Terms and
Conditions Apply*
Moni Sharma
New Delhi
The SC on Friday gave
Delhi CM Arvind Kejri-
wal interim bail till June
1, Phase 7 voting. The
AAP boss - arrested by
the ED on March 21 in
the alleged Delhi liquor
excise policy scam, and
now in Tihar Jail — must
surrender to prison offi-
cials by June 2. The
2-judge bench of Justices
Sanjiv Khanna and Di-
pankar Datta said pleas to
extend relief beyond that
date would be heard next
week; Kejriwal’s legal
team had sought bail till
July, i.e., till after poll 
formation of new govt.
SC also said, “Let us not
draw parallels with other
cases. 21 days will not
make any difference”. P5
l Arvind Kejriwal will have to
surrender and go back to jail
on June 2, stresses Top Court
l Supreme Court grants him
interim bail to campaign for
the ongoing Lok Sabha poll
CM SHARMA TAKES PART IN POLL RALLY IN PUNE
Modi has forced political parties to change: CM
Aishwary Pradhan
Pune
hief Minister
Bhajan Lal
Sharma said on
Friday that unprecedent-
ed changes have taken
place in the country in the
last decade. “Prime Min-
ister Narendra Modi has
forced political parties to
change. Before 2014,
during the time of Con-
gress government, stories
of corruption and scams
were rampant in the
country. Racism and ter-
rorism were rampant at
that time. But after Modi-
ji became the Prime Min-
ister, such audacity hap-
pened only once, which
was also given a befitting
reply,” Sharma was ad-
dressing the gathering
present at the Pravasi Ra-
jasthani Conference in
Pune on Friday. He said
that social service and
national interest lies in
the basic nature of Mar-
waris. “Marwaris are
connected to the founda-
tion of national interest
and the country is para-
mount for them. The Lok
Sabha elections of 2024
are very important to take
India forward in the 21st
century. Under the lead-
ership of Prime Minister
Narendra Modi, India has
become the 5th largest
economy in the world
and is moving towards
the third position. With
the leadership and dedi-
cation of Prime Minister
Narendra Modi, India
will become the leader of
the world,” he said.
During this, CM Bha-
jan Lal Sharma appealed
to people to vote for BJP
candidate Muralidhar
Mohol from Pune Lok
Sabha constituency to
make him victorious. P8
Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma being greeted by BJP candidate
Muralidhar Mohol from Pune Lok Sabha constituency on Friday.
Prime Minister
Narendra Modi has
done unprecedented
work in bringing 25
crore people out of
poverty, says CM
Bhajan Lal Sharma
C
IN BRIEF
Dabholkar murder case:
2 get life imprisonment
Pune: A special court for
UAPA cases in Maharash-
tra’s Pune on Friday found
Sachin Andure and Sharad
Kalskar guilty in the Nar-
endra Dabholkar murder
case, while three other ac-
cused, Virendra Tawde,
Vikram Bhave  Sanjeev
Punalekar were acquitted
of charges due to a lack of
evidence after 11 years.
India fully withdraws
soldiers from Maldives
New Delhi: India has
withdrawn all its soldiers
from Maldives ahead of
the May 10 deadline set
by President Mohamed
Muizzu for the withdraw-
al of the Indian military
personnel. The President’s
office told that the last
batch of Indian soldiers
has been repatriated.
Devaraje detained in
sex harassment case
Bengaluru: The Karnata-
ka Police on Friday de-
tained BJP leader Devara-
je Gowda near the state’s
Chitradurga in connection
with molestation, sexual
harassment and an SC/ST
case filed against him.
The police registered the
case against Gowda at a
local police station in
Hassan on April 1.
First India Bureau
Bijapur
Atleast twelve Naxalites
were killed in forests of
restive Bijapur district on
Friday in yet another
fierce encounter between
security personnel and
Maoists, as the gun-battle
continued. According to
preliminary information,
a team of security per-
sonnel were out on search
operation when an en-
counter broke out with
Naxalites in the morning
near Pidia village in Gan-
galoor region. Dantewa-
da SP Gaurav Rai con-
firmed that bodies of 12
Naxalites have been re-
covered from the en-
counter site so far. The
encounter went on for
eleven hours till evening
with the forces now pre-
paring to return.
First India Bureau
New Delhi
Delhi’s Rouse Avenue
Court on Friday ordered
framing of sexual harass-
ment charges on May 21
against former Wrestling
Federation of India
(WFI) chief and BJP MP
Brij Bhushan Sharan
Singh in
sexual har-
a s s m e n t
case filed by
6 female
wrestlers.
The court said it found
sufficient material to
frame charges in the 5 of
6 cases. While charges
will be framed in Sec-
tions 354, 354A of the
IPC in 5 cases, charges
will be framed under sec-
tion 506 of IPC in 2 cas-
es, 6th case against him
has been dismissed.
Chhattisgarh: 12
Naxalites killed
in encounter
Bhushan to be
charged with
sex harassment
Every inch of PoK belongs
to India, stresses Amit Shah
Lord Parshuram was an
expert in weapons: Birla
Rahul Dravid to exit as
India’s head coach: Jay
First India Bureau
Khunti
UHM Amit Shah on Fri-
day slammed Congress
leader Mani Shankar Ai-
yar for his remark ‘re-
spect Pakistan remark or
they’ll drop atom bomb’.
Amit Shah further added
that every inch of Paki-
stan-occupied Kashmir
(PoK) belonged to India
and no force can snatch it.
“Mani Shankar Aiyar
is telling us to respect Pa-
kistan as it possesses an
atomic bomb. Few days
ago, INDIA alliance
leader Farooq Abdullah
said do not talk about
PoK as Pakistan has an
atomic bomb. I want to
tell the Congress and IN-
DIA alliance that PoK
belongs to India, no force
can snatch it,” he said. P5
Chhavi Faujdar
Jaipur
On the auspicious occa-
sion of Parshuram Jay-
anti, Lok Sabha Speaker
Om Birla participated at
an event in Jaipur’s Ma-
havir School on Friday.
Addressing the gathering,
Om Birla said that Lord
Parshuram was an expert
in weapons and scriptures
and there is a need to un-
derstand from his biogra-
phy when to use weapons
and when to use scrip-
tures. “Youth will try to
end dowry system, will
control the food at wed-
dings, will keep only 15
items to eat, will keep an
eye on child marriage and
will cooperate with the
administration to end it.
Emphasis was laid on not
having banquets, ending
evil practices,” he said.
First India Bureau
New Delhi/Mumbai
The Board of Control for
Cricket in India (BCCI)
Secretary Jay Shah has
confirmed that an adver-
tisement to hire a new
head coach will be re-
leased soon. Rahul Drav-
id, who has been Team
India’s head coach since
November 2021 and saw
his contract being extend-
ed after the conclusion of
the 2023 ODIWorld Cup.
But, it doesn’t look like
Dravid is going to be
handed an extension,
with the board rolling out
the advertisement for a
new coach soon. Dravid’s
current contract with the
BCCI, as the head coach
of the Indian team, runs
out in June, when the In-
dian team will also be
involved in a T20 World
Cup campaign.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a public meeting
ahead of polls in support of Arjun Munda in Khunti on Friday.
LS Speaker Om Birla, Balmukund Acharya, Ramcharan Bohra,
Manju Sharma, Sushil Sharma and others offer prayers and seek
blessings of Lord Parshuram during an event in Jaipur on Friday.
Jay Shah Rahul Dravid
LET ARVIND KEJRIWAL CAMPAIGN FOR LS POLLS, IT
WILL REMIND PEOPLE OF EXCISE SCAM, SAYS SHAH
“This is not regular bail. It is an interim bail. He can
campaign but every time he goes to campaign,
people will be reminded of the excise scam,” Union
Home Minister Amit Shah said in West Bengal’s Raniganj.
RBI APPOINTS LAKSHMI KANTH
RAO AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The RBI on Friday appointed R
Lakshmi Kanth Rao as Executive
Director. Rao was serving as Chief
General Manager-in-Charge at RBI.
BASELESS:ECWARNSKHARGE
ONVOTERTURNOUTCHARGE
Reacting to Mallikarjun Kharge’s letter
to INDIA bloc over voter turnout data,
EC has accused the Congress presi-
dent of making baseless allegations.
SUPREMECOURTGRANTSBAIL
TOEX-MAHATOPCOPSHARMA
The Supreme Court on Friday granted
bail to convicted former cop Pradeep
Sharma in connection with Lakhanb-
haiya fake police 2006 encounter case.
AMRITPAL SINGH, LODGED IN
PRISON, FILES HIS NOMINATION
Khalistani separatist Amritpal Singh,
who is lodged in Dibrugarh jail, filed
his nomination from Khadoor Sahib
Lok Sabha constituency on Friday.
NATIONAL
TECHNOLOGY DAY
RAJASTHAN 02
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HOUSING SHORTAGE FOR SENIOR OFFICERS
Old MREC housing project faces hurdles
Dr Rituraj Sharma
Jaipur
he Bhajan Lal
government has
initiated steps
towards a housing
scheme for officers grad-
ed 8700 and above at the
Old MREC in Gandhi
Nagar. However, prog-
ress has been slow, indi-
cating the government’s
uncertainty on the matter.
The previous govt left the
issue unresolved, but it
has gained traction once
again under the Bhajan
Lal administration.
Currently, 26 allottees
from E Block have been
instructed to vacate their
residences, although
they have been allotted
alternative housing.
However, due to issues
with their new accom-
modations, they are re-
questing more time be-
fore moving.
The General Adminis-
tration Department
(GAD) has urged these
allottees to vacate
promptly but hasn’t
granted an extension yet.
The main challenge lies
in getting these allottees
to vacate voluntarily, as
GAD prefers a non-con-
frontational approach.
One of the key prob-
lems is the scarcity of
housing for government
employees, especially
those in higher grades,
with wait times ranging
from 100 to 500 days.
The original plan in-
volved demolishing 39
houses at Old MREC to
construct 298 flats across
6 blocks, primarily for
officers with grades 8700
and above.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
A speeding automobile
wrecked near Jaipur’s
Statue Circle on Friday.
The car struck an elec-
tricity pole while at-
tempting to save a dog
that appeared unexpect-
edly on the road. The
young man in the auto-
mobile died even after
the airbag was deployed.
The accident officers
Station officers took
Panchnama’s action after
receiving it in writing
from the family members
and handed over the body
to them. Subhash Chand
Bishnoi, SHO of the Ac-
cident Police Station,
stated that Jai Surolia
(24) died in the accident.
Jai was driving his car
from Statue Circle at
4:45 a.m. on Friday. As
per the family’s request,
the police refrained from
conducting a post-mor-
tem examination  hand-
ed over the body to the
relatives after completing
the required formalities.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
The Union Ministry of
Home Affairs has ap-
pointed Shantanu Jug-
tawat,Advocate, as Spe-
cial Public Prosecutor
for the National Investi-
gationAgency (NIA) for
conducting cases before
the Rajasthan High
Court and Special
Courts of NIA.
The appointments to
various Special Courts
were made under the Na-
tional Investigation
Agency Act, 2008 (34 of
2008) and relevant sec-
tions of the Code of
Criminal Procedure,
1973, a Home Ministry
notification said. Shan-
tanu Jugtawat is an alum-
nus of NLIU, Bhopal. He
has been practicing be-
fore the Hon’ble Su-
preme Court of India and
the Hon’ble High Court
of Rajasthan since 2010.
First India Bureau
Sawai Madhopur
In a distressing incident
in the vicinity of Bairwa
Basti, a village in the
Khandar sub-division of
Sawai Madhopur district,
tragedy struck as an un-
controlled tractor mowed
down five women who
were sitting under the
shade of a tree by the
roadside. All the women
sustained injuries in the
accident. After receiving
primary treatment, three
critically injured women
were referred to the dis-
trict hospital.
First India Bureau
Kota
The Superintendent of
Police in Kota, Amrita
Duhan, has issued a strict
directive against police
officers creating reels
while in uniform or at the
police station during duty
hours. This decision
comes in response to nu-
merous complaints re-
ceived by SP Duhan re-
garding such activities.
In the directive, SP
Amrita Duhan empha-
sized that no police offi-
cer should create reels
while wearing their offi-
cial uniform. Despite this
directive, it has come to
light that some Kota po-
lice officers, including
women officers, have
been sharing reels on so-
cial media platforms
while in uniform.
The directive also spe-
cifically prohibits police
officers in uniform from
posting any footage on
social media.
Satyanarayan Sharma
Jaipur
In a determined effort to
ensure the efficacy of the
city’s night blockade
measures,Additional Po-
lice Commissioner Kun-
war Rashtradeep has in-
tensified monitoring ac-
tivities over the past four
days. His inspections,
conducted from 11 p.m.
to 4 a.m. at various loca-
tions across the city, have
revealed concerning
lapses in enforcement.
During a recent obser-
vation ride, Commis-
sioner Rashtradeep noted
significant instances of
negligence and absence
of police personnel in
critical areas, leading to
severe blockades at mul-
tiple points throughout
the city. Emphasizing the
gravity of these over-
sights, he underscored
that there can be no toler-
ance for negligence dur-
ing the night blockade.
Commissioner Rash-
tradeep issued a stern
warning, declaring that
individuals found to be
negligent in their duties
will face strict conse-
quences. This announce-
ment underscores the
Commissioner’s unwav-
ering commitment to en-
suring the safety.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Parts of Rajasthan expe-
rienced change in weath-
er on Friday also brining
some relief to the people
from hot weather.
Jaipur experienced er-
ratic weather as scorch-
ing heat transitioned
swiftly into dust storms,
and then there were light
showers in some parts of
the city, including 22 Go-
dam, Tonk Road,  Civ-
il Lines, bringing relief
from the oppressive heat.
Attributed to the West-
ern Disturbance effect,
the Meteorological Dept
has issued an orange alert
across 24 districts of the
state. Regions such as Bi-
kaner, Jhunjhunu, Churu,
Sikar, Nagaur, Sriganga-
nagar, Hanumangarh, Jai-
pur,Dausa,Alwar,Bharat-
pur, Dholpur, Karauli,
Sawai Madhopur, Bhil-
wara, Chittorgarh, Rajsa-
mand, Udaipur, Pratap-
garh, Tonk, Bundi, Baran,
Kota, and Jhalawar are
expected to experience
wind speeds of 40 to 50
kilometers per hour, ac-
companied by thunder-
storms and lightning.
FILE
The roof of the car was completely damaged in the accident at
Statue Circle in Jaipur on Friday.
Shantanu Jugtawat
Injured women during treatment in the district hospital.
Additional Police Commissioner Kunwar Rashtradeep.
The General
Administration
Department (GAD)
has urged these
allottees to vacate
promptly but hasn’t
granted an extension
yet. The main
challenge lies in
getting these allottees
to vacate voluntarily
T
The Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert across 24 districts of the state
ORANGE ALERT ACROSS THE STATE
WEATHERWHIPLASH
Tourists take a stroll under the sun on a hot summer day at
Nahargarh in Jaipur on Friday afternoon. NAIM KHAN
INTENSIFIED MONITORING
ACPKunwarcracksdown
onnightblockadenegligence
CRIME
ROUNDUP
ACB NABS STAFF IN EXCISE DEPARTMENT
WHILE TAKING RS 7,000 BRIBE IN BARAN
Baran: The ACB Bundi team
apprehended the Excise Dept’s
Jamadar while collecting a bribe
of Rs 7,000 from the complainant late
on Thursday night. ACB Director Gen-
eral Dr. Ravi Prakash Mehrada stated
that Excise Police PO Pramod Singh
and Dhara Singh Jat Jamadar Excise
had agreed to release the seized bike.
AJMER DEV. AUTHORITY
CREW ATTACKED DURING
LAND CLEARANCE
70-YR-OLD MURDERED,
GRANDSON ARRESTED IN
DRUG-RELATED PLOT
Ajmer: A case
was filed against
trespassers who at-
tacked the Ajmer Develop-
ment Authority crew. The
team had gone to remove
encroachment on govt land
in Hathikheda. Patwari
Anjana Kanwar submitted
a report to the Ganj police
station. A report of an attack
on trespassers with sticks,
rods, and an axe has been
filed under different sec-
tions. The investigation of
the crime was handed over
to ASI Harbhan Singh.
Jaipur: A 70-year-
old woman was
found murdered in
the Jhotwara police station
area. Acting swiftly upon
receiving the information,
Assistant Commissioner
of Police (ACP) Surendra
Singh Ranawat rushed to
the scene. Upon arrival,
ACP Ranawat quickly dis-
cerned that the crime was
perpetrated by someone
known to the victim. The vic-
tim’s grandson and his ac-
complice were apprehended
and taken into custody.
Jugtawattakescharge
asSplProsecutorinNIA
Police action
saves 4 youths
from abduction
Railways general
assistant dies by
suicide in Ajmer
First India Bureau
Jaipur
In a shocking incident, 4
youth were kidnapped in
an area of Muhana. The
youth were abducted
from a t- point in Patra-
kar colony by kidnappers
who were in a scorpio
bearing Haryana number
plate. The kidnappers
had come in 2 vehicles.
After the information,
police from Muhana po-
lice station reached on
the spot. Due to the po-
lice tailing, kidnappers
left all the four youth in
Banskho of Bassi.
First India Bureau
Ajmer
The General Assistant of
Railways committed sui-
cide by hanging himself
at Ajmer. The deceased’s
brother has accused a
neighboring woman of
blackmailing him. The
event occurred at 10 p.m.
in Dholabhata, theAlwar
Gate police station re-
gion of the city. Pradeep
Kumar (31) lived onAbu
Road and worked at the
Ajmer DRM office. The
preliminary investigation
found that he had illegal
contacts with a woman
residing in the area.
Speeding car collides with pole,
driver dies trying to save dog
Kota SP Amrita Duhan
issues directive against
reels in police uniform
Car catches fire at
OTS; 4 escape unhurt
5womencrushedbytractor,
3criticallyinjuredinSwmr
First India Bureau
Jaipur
A car fire broke out at
the OTS crossroads in
Jaipur on Thursday
night. Four people in a
car jumped out to save
their lives. According
topolice,SunilSharma
was driving the auto-
mobile and his nephew
Vaibhav was sitting in
the adjacent seat. Em-
ployees Sahil  Shakti
were sitting in the rear
seat. Sahil and Shakti
stated that as soon as
they left the hotel with
the automobile, they
heard some distur-
bance, but they did not
pay much attention to
it. They hit their
brakes when they saw
a red light in front of
them. While starting,
smoke rose from the
car, and it caught fire.
Smokes and flames erupt
from the car in Jaipur.
Grils cover their faces with scarves to protect themselves from
the scorching sun, in Jaipur on Friday. SANTOSH SHARMA
Duststorm engulfs Jaipur on a hot summer day on Friday.
MUKESH
KIRADOO
RAJASTHAN 03
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AKSHAYA TRITIYA  PARSHURAM JAYANTI
Religious festivity celebrated across Rajasthan
First India Bureau
Jaipur
n the midst of
Akshaya Tritiya
fervor, devotees
celebrated with reverence
at various temples and
gatherings in Jaipur and
parts of the state. Special
prayers and rituals com-
menced in the morning at
these temples.
Meanwhile, at the re-
vered Govind Dev Ji tem-
ple in the city, sandal-
wood paste was applied
to Lord Krishna to pro-
tect him from the heat.
Additionally, services of
a fountain were initiated
to provide coolness to the
deity. During this time, a
large number of devotees
gathered for darshan and
offered wooden fans and
seasonal fruits.
In Mehandipur Balaji,
ontheauspiciousoccasion
ofAkshayaTritiya and the
birth anniversary of Lord
Parashuram, a sacred fes-
tival was observed on fri-
day. In this context, a
golden attire had been
adorned on Mehandipur
Balaji Maharaj, and a spe-
cial tableau of 56 delica-
cies was arranged at tem-
ple. A large number of
devotees participated.
On the other hand, on
the occasion of
Parshuram Jayanti, the
life consecration of Lord
Parshuram was done
with full rituals on behalf
of Sarva Brahmin Ma-
hasabha in Jaipur at
Pipaleshwar Mahadev
Temple located at Kan-
watiya Circle in Shastri
Nagar. Regular worship
of Lord Parshuram has
been started here from
Friday. Program coordi-
nator Ashish Parashar
said that on this occasion,
11 learned pundits conse-
cratedtheLordwithVedic
mantras as per the rituals.
Akshaya tritiya was celebrated as ‘Utsav Chandan
Yatra’ in Govind Devji temple in Jaipur on Friday.
A procession was carried out on Parshuram Jayanti
before pran prathistha event in Jaipur on Friday.
I
BloodBankin-chargeofJK
LoneHospitalputonAPO
Vikas Sharma
Jaipur
The state government has
put Dr Satyendra Chaud-
hary, in-charge of the
blood bank, on APO
(awaiting posting) with
immediate effect in the
plasma theft case at JK
Lone Hospital, Jaipur.
Additional Chief Secy of
Medical and Health Dept,
Shubhra Singh said on
Friday that a case of plas-
ma theft by a lab techni-
cian had come to light in
JK Lone Hospital.
“Taking the matter se-
riously, the state govern-
ment suspended lab tech-
nician Kishan Sahay Ka-
taria and an FIR was
registered. A committee
was formed with imme-
diate effect to investigate
the matter. The commit-
tee report stated that no
recordings were found
from the CCTV cameras
of the blood bank. Out of
the seven cameras, the
wires of one camera in-
stalled in the plasma
store room were cut and
other equipment was
found to be tampered
with,” Singh said.
“The hospital adminis-
tration was not even in-
formed in this regard.
Thesecircumstanceshave
been considered suspi-
cious. On the basis of the
investigation report, the
state government has de-
clared blood bank in-
charge Dr. Satyendra
Choudhary guilty of in-
difference towards work
and supervisory negli-
gence and has put him on
APO with immediate ef-
fect ,” she added while
stating that, “Disciplinary
action will be taken
against Lab Technician
Kishan Sahay Kataria and
Dr Satyendra Chaudhary
under CCA Rule-16”
Action taken by ACS Health Shubhra Singh
Plasma theft case RUHSofficiatingVCAgrawal
takescharge;meetsOmBirla
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Acting VC of RUHS Dr
DhananjayAgrawal took
charge on Friday in the
Vice Chancellor’s office.
During this, Principal of
RUHS Medical College-
Dr Vinod Joshi, Acting
Principal of SMS Medi-
cal College- Dr Deepak
Maheshwari and SMS
Superintendent Dr Sushil
Bhati and many doctors
were present.
Although the Raj Bha-
wan has put its stamp in
the name of SMS’s senior
nephrologist Dr Dhanan-
jay Agrawal, but there is
a big discussion among a
section of doctors regard-
ing this order. The dis-
cussion is that on one
hand doctors were re-
moved from both admin-
istrative posts in SMS,
but on the other hand,
how can the doctor who
played an important role
in transplant as Nephrol-
ogy HOD in SSB be
given the responsibility
of acting VC?
Meanwhile, Acting
VC of RUHS Dhananjay
Agrawal met Health
Minister Gajendra Khim-
sar with acting Principal
of SMS Medical College,
Dr Deepak Maheshwari,
SMS Hospital Superin-
tendent Dr Sushil Bhati.
Minister Khimsar con-
gratulated all doctors for
their new responsibility.
Moreover, Dhananjay
Agrawal also met with
Lok Sabha Speaker
Om Birla as well along
with other doctors.
Water Resources Dept to work
in mission mode for 1 month
Vinod Singh Chouhan
Jaipur
The Department of Water
Resources will work in
mission mode for a
month. Preparation for
the pre-monsoon season
has commenced with
maintenance work on
over 100 major dams in
the state.
ACS Water Resources,
Abhay Kumar, has direct-
ed officials to ensure no
negligence in any im-
provement work includ-
ing gate maintenance.
What’s noteworthy is that
a report on maintenance
ofmajordamswillbepre-
pared and uploaded to the
Central Water Commis-
sion’s website, ensuring
transparency in the state’s
dam maintenance efforts.
The maintenance work of
the dams must be com-
pleted before June 15.
In addition to the PKC-
ERCP project for drink-
ing water management,
the Bhajan Lal govt
has initiated work on pro-
viding water from Yamu-
na to Shekhawati.
Wires of CCTV camera were also found tampered in JK Lone. FILE
Tigress ‘Rani’ with three new cubs in Nahargarh on Friday.
Dhananjay Agrawal
Good News: Tigress
‘Rani’ gives birth to 3
cubsinN’garhbiopark
Sindhilanguagesyllabus
willbemadeasperNEP
National Education Policy Raj HC dismisses
Excise Department
order on liquor
licence renewal
First India Bureau
Jaipur
The High Court has
canceled Excise Depart-
ment’s order to renew the
license of liquor shops for
3 months. A single bench
of Justice Mahendra Go-
yal gave this verdict on
petitions of Krishna Shar-
ma  others on Friday.
Furthrrmore, the de-
partment has been in-
structed to return the se-
curity deposit of licensed
shopkeepers within 4
weeks. If the amount is
not returned within four
weeks, this amount will
have to be returned at the
rate of 6 percent interest.
In fact, on March 13,
citing the code of con-
duct, the Excise Depart-
ment had renewed the li-
censes of liquor shops
(shops which had not bid
for the financial year
2024-25) for 3 months.
Nirmal Tiwari
Jaipur
Three tiger cubs have
been born in Nahar-
garh Biological Park.
Interestingly, two of
these cubs are normal
and one is white in
colour. Therefore, the
birth of a white tiger
in Rajasthan is a rare
event. Tiger’s colour
is white due to lack of
pheomelanin and for a
white tiger to be born,
genes for pheomela-
nin deficiency should
be present in both par-
ents. The tigress
‘Rani’ that gave birth
to the cubs was born
in Nandan Kanan in
Odisha while her
mate ‘Shivaji’ was
born in Gwalior.
White tigers have
been born in both the
states. However, till
now most of the white
tigers in the country
are born in captivity.
The birth of these
cubs has strengthened
the call of wildlife
lovers that interstate
translocation is neces-
sary to increase the
gene pool of tigers in
the state. Perhaps with
the birth of this white
cub, the forest depart-
ment would work
quickly towards trans-
location. For this, ti-
gers could be brought
from Maharashtra,
Madhya Pradesh and
Uttarakhand soon so
that the gene pool of
tigers in the state can
be increased.
First India Bureau
New Delhi
Rajasthan Legislative As-
sembly Speaker Vasudev
Devnani participated in
the executive meeting of
NationalSindhiLanguage
Development Council,
run under the Union Min-
istryofEducation,inNew
Delhi on Friday. During
the meeting, Devnani said
that syllabus of Sindhi
language taught to chil-
dren will be prepared in
accordance with new Na-
tional Education Policy.
For this, a committee has
been formed which will
complete work within a
month  submit report to
NationalSindhiLanguage
Development Council.
Devnani said that in the
executive meeting, the
‘Sindhi Language Learn-
ing Course Scheme’ run
bytheCouncil,‘Voluntary
Organization Schemes’
being run for the uplift-
ment of Sindhi language
as well as the Publication
Scheme related to Sindhi
language were reviewed
and after discussing, new
suggestions were put be-
fore the council members.
Critical ABG
tests plagued by
negligence
in SMS hospital
First India Bureau
Jaipur
The ABG tests conduct-
ed for ICU patients are
facing issues in SMS
hospital. Negligence
Continues in vital tests
for ill patients . Notably
ABG Test is essential
for every patient in ICU,
arterial blood gas test
reveals oxygen levels in
blood and there are
more than half a dozen
ICUs Operating on First
Floor of Hospital. There
are also dedicated ma-
chines for ABG Tests in
medical ICU.
However, arrange-
ments for the ABG Test
are suspended on a regu-
lar basis. Sometimes
there are some issues,
such as shortage of tech-
nical people. In such a
situation, the relatives
and family members
bring the sample of the
patient for a test. It is also
noteworthy that in many
seriously ill patients,
ABG needs to be done
3-4 times in a day.
Jolly LLB-3: Plea filed to dismiss
case; another case filed in Kekri
First India Bureau
Ajmer
A hearing took place at
theAjmer North Court on
Friday regarding the al-
leged objectionable por-
trayal and dialogues con-
cerning judges and law-
yers in film “Jolly LLB-
3”. Actor Akshay Kumar,
Arshad Warsi, and film
producer Subhash pre-
sented their lawyers in
court and filed a plea for
dismissal of the case. The
three petitions filed by
the actors, along with the
railways and lawyers,
will now be heard on the
18th of this month.
Advocate Rajiv
Bharadwaj informed that
a hearing was held at the
AjmerNorthCourtonFri-
day, where all the lawyers
were present in court.Ac-
tor Akshay Kumar, Ar-
shad Warsi, and film pro-
ducer Subhash were rep-
resented by senior advo-
cate Madhavamitra Shar-
ma in Ajmer. He filed a
plea for dismissal of the
case.Thejudgehassched-
uled a hearing for all three
petitions on May 18th.
Meanwhile, another case
has been filed in Bandan-
wara in Kekri. Adv Man-
ish Chimpa filed a plea.
Lawyers outside Ajmer court on Friday.
ONEMOREHELDINORGAN
TRANSPLANTNOCCASE
There has been
yet another arrest
in the infamous
organ transplace fake No
Objection Certificate (NOC)
case. Police have arrested
a nursing staff of Fortis
hospital Bhanu Lavvan-
shi. He was constantly
in touch with the middle-
men and used to assist in
illegal organ transplants.
It is noteworthy that till
now 10 accused have
been arrested by police in
this case which shook the
medical  health system
of the state.
Vasudev Devnani  others during the meeting of National Sindhi
Language Development Council in New Delhi on Friday.
PilottrainingstartsatKishangarhairport High Court orders both
parties to plant trees
Shubham Jain
Ajmer
Now the dream of becom-
ing a pilot will be fulfilled
in marble city Kishangarh
as well as training to be-
come a pilot started from
Friday at KishangarhAir-
port. Students can be-
come pilots by taking
flight training from Kis-
hangarh Airport in 10
months. The function of
Avyanna Aviation Flying
Institute was organized at
Ajmer Road Sarvodaya
KPS City. Six special air-
craft from America will
reach Kishangarh to pro-
vide training to the stu-
dents at Flying Institute.
The initiation of the
program was done by cut-
ting the ribbon of the
hangar of Avyanna Avia-
tion Flying Academy at
Kishangarh Airport by
Airport Director BLMee-
na and his wife Meera
Meena. With this the pro-
gram was formally started
by lighting the lamp. In
his address, the airport di-
rector said that man al-
ways dreams of flying in
the blue sky. “According
to Hindu religion, there is
information about the ex-
istence of PushpakViman
during the time of Lord
Ram. Only students be-
tween the age of 17 to 32
years can participate in
this academy. At present,
7 aircraft are coming here
for training,” he said.
Shardul Seth, Director,
Avyanna Aviation, said
that our academy has
emerged as a premier in-
stitute ready to set new
standards in flight train-
ing with a strong commit-
ment towards innovation,
safety and efficiency. “As
the demand for skilled
aviators continues to
grow, Avyanna Aviation
Academy plays an impor-
tant role by offering com-
prehensive, state-of-the-
art training programs de-
signed to meet the needs
of aspiring pilots at every
level,”, he said.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
In the case related to ap-
plying sandalwood on
picture of Krishnanand ji
in the temple, Rajasthan
High Court gave impor-
tant orders to both the
parties in the case and
ordered to plant 50 trees
and take care of them till
the case is settled.
The orders have been
given to plant 25-25 trees
in the temple premises in
a month and take care of
them. Further, the court
asked to present photo-
graphs of trees till the
disposal of case going on
in trial court and has
asked to present photo-
graphs of these trees in
court every year in the
first week of July. The
Single bench of Justice
Anup Kumar Dhandh
gave important orders in
the HC and said, “Plant-
ing trees will increase the
faith of the parties to-
wards God and nature.”
Govt put Blood Bank
in-charge Dr Satyendra
Chaudhary on APO
Shardul Seth and Bhargavi Bhargav addressing during the event
in Kishangarh on Friday. SANTOSH SHARMA
s the Indian
P r e m i e r
L e a g u e
(IPL) 2024
hurtles to-
wards its grand finale, the
intensity of the competi-
tion is palpable. With just
a fortnight remaining,
teams are leaving no stone
unturned in the quest to
secure coveted spots in the
Top Four. It’s been excit-
ing cricket so far and last
week’s upheaval at the top,
with Kolkata Knight Rid-
ers (KKR) dethroning Ra-
jasthan Royals (RR) from
the Number 1 spot, under-
scores the value of each
win in this tournament.
For Rajasthan Royals,
the setback of losing their
top position serves as a
wake-up call, of not be-
coming too complacent.
They have been the domi-
nant team in the entire IPL
and would like to further
consolidate their position
at the top with wins in the
three remaining games.
Meanwhile, KKR are
basking in the glory of
their ascent and have been
phenomenal in recent
games.Both teams seem
poised to finish among the
Top Two for the playoffs.
Their stellar performances
have set them apart from
the competition, position-
ing them as formidable
contenders for the title.
The road to the playoffs,
however, is still full of chal-
lenges, and for the other
teams in the fray, every
match is now a do-or-die
battle. With the race for the
knockout stage heating up,
we take a look at the top 6
teams and their scenarios
for entering the playoffs.
Currently, RR and KKR sit
pretty with 16 points and
have Sunrisers Hyderabad
(SRH) following on their
heels with 14 points but
with an extra game played.
Then 3 teams are tied at 12
points - Chennai Super
Kings (CSK), Delhi Capi-
tals (DC) and Lucknow Su-
perGiants (LSG).
Interestingly, with 8
wins out of 11 games, even
RR and KKR are not en-
tirely in the safe zone yet.
With a maximum potential
of 22 points, a single win
would seal the deal for
them, solidifying their po-
sition in the top four. Neck
and neck with KKR in
terms of points but trailing
slightly due to net run rate
differentials, Rajasthan
Royals would be keen to
clinch their playoff spot
but their upcoming match-
es against tough opponents
like Chennai Super Kings,
Punjab Kings, and KKR
will test their mettle.
Despite a recent surge in
form, SRH finds itself with
14 points from 12 games.
While their net run rate re-
ceivedaboostaftera strong
show against Lucknow Su-
per Giants, they still need
to secure at least 18 points
to ensure qualification.
However, favourable out-
comes in matches involv-
ing Delhi Capitals and
Lucknow Super Giants
could see them through
with just 16 points as well.
In the hunt for the elu-
sive fourth playoff spot,
CSK needs to win all their
remaining games to avoid
any last-minute heart-
break. With 12 points from
11 games, they must navi-
gate past opponents like
Gujarat Titans, Rajasthan
Royals, and Royal Chal-
lengers Bengaluru to keep
their playoff dreams alive.
Direct contenders for a
playoff berth, both DC and
LSG find themselves level
on points with 12 each
from 12 games. Their up-
coming clash looms large
as a potential decider for
their playoff fate. While
DC aims to secure a safe
passage with 16 points and
hopes for CSK’s misfor-
tune, LSG needs to bolster
their net run rate and se-
cure at least 14 points to
stay in contention.
Unfortunately, for the
Royal Challengers Bengal-
uru (RCB) fans, there is
verylittlehopeoftheirteam
making it into the top 4.
Their chances hinge on first
winning their remaining
matches with big margins
and then hoping for other
results to go their way. It’s a
similar story with Gujarat
Titans, while Mumbai Indi-
ans and Punjab Kings are
already eliminated.
One defining feature of
this year’s tournament has
been the prolific run-scor-
ing spree witnessed in
most matches. The emer-
gence of a record 200+ to-
tals than ever before in IPL
history is a testament to the
explosive batting talent on
display. From blistering
centuries to audacious
stroke play, batsmen have
showcased their prowess
with unparalleled ferocity.
While they might have de-
lighted the spectators, it
has left the bowlers grap-
pling for answers and most
experts are worried that the
game has tilted a tad too
heavily against bowlers.
In the upcoming fort-
night, as the final count-
down to the playoffs
sharpens, most players will
also have one eye firmly
on the T20 World Cup
which begins just a week
after the IPL. As such,
some players from foreign
countries will leave even
before the playoffs begin.
While it will be a huge
dent to the franchises, it
presents a fine opportunity
for Indian youngsters. As
fans brace themselves for
the climax to this pulsating
season, anything can hap-
pen in this final phase for
the only constant in IPL is
the thrilling uncertainty of
the glorious game!
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY
THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL
TOP
TWEETS
SPIRITUAL SPEAK
You have a right to perform
your prescribed duties, but you
are not entitled to the fruits of
your actions!
BHAGAVAD GITA
COUNTDOWN TO
PLAYOFFS
In the upcoming fortnight,
as the final countdown
to the playoffs sharpens,
most players will also have
one eye firmly on the T20
World Cup which begins
just a week after the IPL.
As such, some players
from foreign countries will
leave even before
the playoffs begin.
While it will be a huge
dent to the franchises, it
presents a fine opportunity
for Indian youngsters. As
fans brace themselves for
the climax to this pulsat-
ing season, anything can
happen in this final phase
for the only constant in IPL
is the thrilling uncertainty
of the glorious game!
RACEFORPLAYOFFSHEATS
UPASTEAMSBATTLETO
GRABTOPSPOTSINIPL2024
Interestingly, with 8 wins out of 11 games, even RR
and KKR are not entirely in the safe zone yet. With a
maximum potential of 22 points, a single win would
seal the deal for them, solidifying their position in
the top four. Neck and neck with KKR in terms of
points but trailing slightly due to net run rate
differentials, Rajasthan Royals would be keen to
clinch their playoff spot but their upcoming matches
against tough opponents like Chennai Super Kings,
Punjab Kings, and KKR will test their mettle
IN-DEPTH
ARVIND KEJRIWAL GETS
BAIL, BUT WILL HE GET
VOTES IN DELHI NOW
CUT DOWN ON CARBS
AND PROTEIN POWDER
am Aadmi Party has got a shot in the arm.
The Supreme Court allowed the Delhi Chief
Minister Arvind Kejriwal interim bail till
June 1 at the end of which he will have to surrender.
INDI Alliance feels buoyed by the bail order but the
BJP looks at it as parole for Delhi chief minister as
he is yet to be absolved of charges in the liquor scam.
For the “interim period” it must be viewed as a
huge relief. The assumption is that the bail order
would allow the AAP leader to start campaigning in
Delhi and Punjab and that is what his rudderless
party needed.
Kejriwal’s bail raises questions about Hemant
Soren, another sitting chief minister languishing in
jail on corruption charges. Congress hopes that he
too will get justice on the same grounds as Kejriwal.
Kejriwal may now feel charged up and get into
campaign mode immediately but what impact he will
have on voters may be difficult to predict.
A
he dietary guidelines provided by the Na-
tional Institute of Nutrition, headquartered
in Hyderabad, should be regarded as a de-
finitive resource for individuals seeking a well-
rounded diet. Instead of relying on information ob-
tained from search engines like Doctor Google, refer-
ring to these guidelines can ensure a more informed
and balanced approach to nutrition.
The ready reckoner contains information about right
nutrients to be consumed by infants, children, teenag-
ers and adults, including mothers. Notable among the
guidelines is one on infants.After the hullabaloo over
high sugar content in
Cerelac the NIN pre-
scribed only breast
milk, not even honey,
water and diluted
milk for six months.
After six months are
over, home-made
complementary food
should be preferred
over tinned baby
foods, say the guide-
lines.
Equally important
is its guideline on
protein, especially
protein powder
which swamped the
markets due to the
muscle-building
craze among men.
Milk and whey pro-
tein powders became
popular almost over-
night. The NIN ad-
vises that protein intake in excess could damage the
kidney and lead to mineral loss in bones. Protein
contains amino acids which are called building
blocks and are needed for building and repair of mus-
cles and bones. But its daily requirement is limited.
The NIN emphasizes the importance of a balanced
and nourishing diet, rich in cereals, fruits, vegetables,
milk and dairy products, oilseeds, pulses, millets,
fish, eggs, lean meat, and chicken. This dietary ap-
proach aims to fulfill the body’s needs for essential
vitamins, minerals, protein and micronutrients. Si-
multaneously, it advises against the consumption of
processed foods and excessive intake of sugar and
salt to maintain optimal health.
T
The NIN advises that
protein intake in
excess could
damage the kidney
and lead to mineral
loss in bones.
Protein contains
amino acids which
are called building
blocks and are
needed for building
and repair of
muscles and bones.
But its daily
requirement is
limited
A
Heartiest congratulations to the remarkable
achievers of Bharat, honoured with the
#PadmaAwards by the President of India. Under
the Modi Govt, these accolades have evolved
into a testament to the people’s reverence for selfless
service, acknowledging their relentless dedication to
the betterment of society. My best wishes to all
for their continued noble endeavours.
Smriti Z Irani
(Modi Ka Parivar) @smritiirani
I will always be indebted to the hard work
done by all the devoted workers with family
spirit to make the BJP victorious in the
Porbandar Lok Sabha elections. I express
my gratitude to the workers and people for their
love and cooperation. May we all continue to serve
the people together and make Porbandar reach new
dimensions of development.
Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (मोोदीी काा परि�वाार)
@mansukhmandviya
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FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS
Yogi Adityanath flays ‘sympathisers of terrorists’
First India Bureau
Gorakhpur
oming down
strongly on the
Samajwadi Par-
ty and the Congress for
theirleaders’statementson
the construction of Ram
temple in Ayodhya, UP
CM Yogi Adityanath on
Fridaylaunchedascathing
attack against them.
At an election rally fol-
lowing the nomination of
MP and BJP candidate
Ravi Kishan Shukla in
Gorakhpur’s Mahant Dig-
vijaynath Park, Yogi con-
demned the Samajwadi
Party and Congress for
their remarks regarding
theconstructionoftheShri
Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Yogi expressed disdain
for Opposition leaders
who, he claimed, had ini-
tially appeared disheart-
ened but had now begun
commenting on Lord
Ram and the Ram tem-
ple. He denounced those
who deemed the temple
as ‘useless’ and ques-
tioned its public benefit,
suggesting that such sen-
timents stem from sup-
port for terrorists.
Highlighting the need
for stringent measures
against terrorism, Yogi
suggestedthathadtheOp-
position, during their ten-
ure, taken firm action
against those responsible
for terrorist attacks on
Ram Janmabhoomi, inci-
dents like the attacks on
the Sankatmochan Tem-
pleanddistrictcourtcould
have been prevented.
Heunderscoredthecon-
sequences of leniency to-
wardsterrorism,citingloss
of thousands of lives. He
proclaimed that with the
completionofthreephases
of LS polls, Opposition
had effectively admitted
defeat, with Congress, SP,
and BSP all acknowledg-
ing their impending loss.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath greets the supporters with BJP candidate from Gorakhpur seat
Ravi Kishan during the public meeting for the Lok Sabha polls, in Gorakhpur on Friday.  ANI
C
YOGI OFFERS PRAYERS
AT GORAKNATH TEMPLE
Gorakhpur: On the
auspicious occa-
sion of Akshaya
Tritiya, Uttar Pradesh Chief
Minister Yogi Adityanath
performed Rudrabhishek
at the Gorakhnath temple
and offered prayers to Lord
Shiva for the well-being and
prosperity of people of the
state. He also extended
heartfelt wishes to the
people on Akshaya Tritiya.
‘I AM BACK’
SAYS KEJRIWAL
Agencies
New Delhi
DelhiCMandAamAadmi
Party (AAP) chief Arvind
Kejriwal was released
from Tihar Jail on Friday
evening, hours after the
Supreme Court granted
himaninterimbailtocam-
paign for the ongoing Lok
Sabha elections.
Soon after reaching his
official residence, Arvind
Kejriwaladdressedalarge
gatheringofAAPsupport-
ers and said “I am back”.
“It feels nice to be in
front of you all. I told you
that I would return soon.
I am back,”Arvind Kejri-
wal clad in an olive t-
shirt said to the cheers of
his party workers.
“I want to thank all of
you. You gave me your
blessings. I want to thank
the judges of the Su-
preme Court, it is be-
cause of them that I am in
front of you. We have to
save the country from
dictatorship,” he added.
23% booths for
4th phase highly
sensitive in WB
Agencies
Kolkata
Over 23 per cent of total
booths in eight Lok Sab-
ha seats in West Bengal
going for polls in the
fourth phase on May 13
are highly sensitive, as
per the office of Chief
Electoral Officer (CEO).
Sources said that in the
fourth phase, the eight
Lok Sabha constituencies
have 15,507 booths, of
which 3,647 (23.51 per
cent) are highly sensitive.
These eight constitu-
encies are Baharampur in
Murshidabad dist, Birb-
hum and Bolpur in Birb-
hum dist, Krishnanagar
and Ranaghat in Nadia
district, Bardhaman-Pur-
ba in East Burdwan dis-
trict, and Bardhaman-
Durgapur and Asansol in
West Burdwan district.
Rahul, Akhilesh, Sanjay
Singh address 1st joint
rally of I.N.D.I.A. bloc
Agencies
Kannauj
Congress leader Rahul
Gandhi, Samajwadi Party
chiefAkhileshYadav and
AAP MP Sanjay Singh
addressed their first joint
rally of I.N.D.I.A. bloc
here on Friday.
They appealed to the
people to vote I.N.D.I.A.
bloc to power and listed
all that they proposed to
do for the people if they
win. Rahul said that one
woman in every family
would get Rs 1 lakh eve-
ry year till the family
rises above the poverty
line. He promised to in-
crease MNREGA wages
and ensure apprentice-
ships for the youth.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, AAP
leader Sanjay Singh and others in Kannauj, on Friday.  ANI
“Noonecanendyour
reservation,”Rajnath
assuresJ’khandtribals
ANI
Dumka (Jharkhand)
Defence Minister Ra-
jnath Singh on Friday
tore into the Opposition
for alleging that the BJP
was going to end reserva-
tions. He assured the trib-
als that no one could end
their reservation. He was
campaigning in the Dum-
ka constituency, where
he rejected the Opposi-
tion’s allegations.
“The Opposition false-
ly accuses the BJP of
ending reservation. But I
say that I will never let
reservation end. I give
assurance to the people
of the tribal society that
no one can end your res-
ervation,” he said.
Rajnath Singh with Jharkhand BJP chief Babulal Marandi and
party candidate Sita Soren at a rally, in Dumka, on Friday.  PTI
India should respect Pak
as it has atom bomb: Aiyar
Agencies
New Delhi
After Sam Pitroda’s con-
troversial statements, an-
other Congress leader
M a n i
Shankar Ai-
yar has trig-
gered a fresh
row by say-
ing that “In-
dia should respect Paki-
stan as it has atom bomb”.
In an interview that
has gone viral now,Aiyar
says, “India should give
respect to Pakistan as it
has an atom bomb! If we
don’t give them respect,
they’ll think of using an
atom bomb against India.
India showing muscular
policy should not forget
that Pakistan also has
muscle (atom bomb) at
Kahuta (Rawalpindi).”
BJP spokesperson She-
hzad Poonawalla flayed
Aiyar’sremarksonIndia’s
relations with Pakistan.
Accusing the Congress of
maintainingclosetieswith
Pakistan,hesaid,“Despite
Pakistan’s involvement in
terrorist activities against
India, Aiyar talks about
respecting them.”
He asserted that Ai-
yar’s remarks exemplify
Congress’ongoing affin-
ity toward Pakistan, a na-
tion known for harbour-
ing and supporting ter-
rorists targeting India.
CONG DISSOCIATES
ITSELF FROM
AIYAR’S REMARKS
New Delhi: The
Congress today
distanced itself
from senior party leader
Mani Shankar Aiyar’s
remarks that India should
respect Pakistan so that
they don’t drop an atom
bomb on us. Pawan
Khera said in a post on
X, “Mr Aiyer does not
speak for the party in any
capacity whatsoever.”
I.N.D.I.A. BLOC LOST
ITS, WISDOM, SAYS
SHIVRAJ CHOUHAN
Bhopal: Former
Chief Minister
of Madhya
Pradesh Shivraj Singh
Chouhan on Friday took
a jibe at the Opposi-
tion I.N.D.I.a. bloc over
veteran Congress leader
Mani Shankar Aiyar’s
remarks on Pakistan
saying leaders of the
I.N.D.I. alliance lost their
intelligence and wisdom.
Union HM Amit Shah at a rally in Majhdia, in Nadia dist, on Friday.
West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar is also seen.  PTI
Mamata’s govt is
most corrupt in
India: Amit Shah
First India Bureau
Ranaghat (West Bengal)
Union Home Minister
Amit Shah on Friday
termed the Mamata Ba-
nerjee-led TMC govt as
the most corrupt in India.
At a rally here, Shah
said the TMC’s support
base relies heavily on in-
filtrators and reiterated
the government’s com-
mitment to implementing
the CAA and granting
Indian citizenship to Mat-
ua community refugees.
Highlighting the Op-
position’s stance on the
CAA and establishment
of Ram Lalla temple in
Ayodhya, Shah said de-
spite resistance from par-
ties like Congress, TMC,
and the Left, these initia-
tives were successfully
realised due to the sup-
port of voters, leading to
Narendra Modi’s re-elec-
tion as PM in 2019.
Hedetailedvariouscor-
ruptionallegationsagainst
the Mamata Banerjee
govt, ranging from ration
scams to coal infiltration
and cattle smuggling. He
also criticised the govern-
ment’s handling of issues
such as teacher appoint-
ments and the discovery
of illicit funds at a minis-
ter’s residence.
SHAH: TMC STANDS
FOR ‘TUSHTIKARAN,
MAFIA, CORRUPTION’
Kolkata: Union
HM Amit Shah
on Friday
asserted that the TMC
stood for “tushtikaran
(appeasement), mafia
and corruption”, while
criticising WB CM
Mamata Banerjee for
“remaining silent” on
the Sandeshkhali issue.
Shah said the women
of Sandeshkhali were
“tortured on the basis of
religion” and that the BJP
“would not spare a single
culprit as they would be
thrown behind bars”.
PRIME MINISTER IN TELANGANA
CONG ANTI-HINDU, DOESN’T
CARE ABOUT COUNTRY: MODI
First India Bureau
Hyderabad
Inascathingattackagainst
the Congress regarding
reservations,PrimeMinis-
ter Narendra Modi on Fri-
day asserted that the party
holds an “anti-Hindu”
stance and is well aware
that religion-based reser-
vationsareunconstitution-
al. Speaking at an election
rallyintheMahabubnagar
Lok Sabha constituency,
Modi accused the Con-
gressscion,RahulGandhi,
of initiating his campaign
with grand gestures but
losing momentum as elec-
tions drew near.
Modi went on to accuse
Gandhiofperpetuatingso-
cietaldiscordbyendorsing
divisive factions, insinuat-
ing connections with what
hereferredtoasthe‘tukde-
tukde gang’. He indirectly
referenced recent contro-
versial remarks made by
Congress leader Sam
Pitroda, alleging that Gan-
dhi’s advisors harbor prej-
udiced views, exemplified
by derogatory remarks
about the appearance of
South Indian people.
Modi further con-
demned Congress for
what he labeled as its
“animosity” toward Hin-
duism and its traditions,
citing instances where
individuals associated
with the party criticized
the construction of the
Ram temple in Ayodhya
and the celebration of
Ram Navami. He ex-
pressed dismay over at-
tempts to delegitimise
Hindu practices, insinu-
ating that Congress aims
to marginalize Hindus
within their own country.
Taking aim at the Con-
gress-led govt in Telan-
gana, Modi criticised the
imposition of what he
cryptically referred to as
the “double R (RR) tax”,
without naming anyone.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP and NDA leaders during a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Hyderabad on Friday.  PTI
PM MODI PAYS TRIBUTES TO BASAVESHWARA
New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi on Friday paid
tributes to Basaveshwara, a 12th century
revered statesman, poet and philosopher, on
his birth anniversary. Modi said on ‘X’, “I pay homage
to Jagadguru Basaveshwara on the special occasion of
Basava Jayanthi. His ideals illuminate millions of lives.
We are working towards fulfilling his dreams of a just
and prosperous society.” In separate posts, the Prime
Minister also greeted people on the auspicious occa-
sion of Akshaya Tritiya and the birth anniversary of saint
Parshuram. He noted that Akshaya Tritiya is a very
auspicious day in Odisha and for the great Odia culture.
Congress
wants to
make
Hindus
second-class citizens in
their own country. Are
they talking about vote
jihad because of this?
NARENDRA MODI, Prime Minister
INDIA 06
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Ahmedabad school
bomb threat case
reveals Pakistan link
Ahmedabad: The local
police said on Friday
that they have detected
a ‘Pak link’ days after
several schools in Guj’s
largest city received
bomb threat emails. The
emails were traced back
to a person, Tohik Li-
yakat, who was operat-
ing under the name
Ahmed Javed.
Leopardess beaten to
death by villagers in
UP’s Pilibhit district
Pilibhit: A three-year-
old leopardess was
killed by village locals
with sticks  sharp-
edged agriculture tools
after it attacked them
while they were work-
ing in their agricultural
fields, a forest official
said. 3 people suffered
injuries in attack by fe-
line, forest official said.
A SIGH OF RELIEF
Heavy rain in Bengaluru to ease water concerns
Agencies
Bengaluru
he heavy rain
for the past 48
hours here has
provided relief to resi-
dents from the soaring
temperatures and also al-
leviated water availabil-
ity concerns.
The city had been fac-
ing a water crisis for sev-
eral months. Certain ar-
eas of Bengaluru, par-
ticularly its tech corridor,
were severely affected
by the crisis. The state
government had adopted
stringent measures to en-
sure uninterrupted water
supply.More than half of
Bengaluru’s borewells
had dried up. The capital
city experienced its dri-
est April in 41 years.
But, now after the
heavy rain, authorities
are optimistic that the
borewells will be re-
charged, effectively mit-
igating the crisis.
(BBMP), heavy rain on
Thursday night led to up-
rooting of about 70 trees.
T
YELLOW ALERT FOR
HEAVY SHOWERS
New Delhi:
India’s Silicon
Valley, Benga-
luru, is currently expe-
riencing severe rains.
The India Meteorologi-
cal Department (IMD)
has issued a yellow
alert for the city and
predicted more rains in
the coming hours. IMD
has also predicted light
rains alongside hail-
storms, thunderstorms,
and breezes in Pune
and Mumbai in the fol-
lowing 25 hours.
IN BRIEF
MP: Cops find wads of
banknotes from
house, counting on
Bhopal: Police recov-
ered wads of currency
notes from a residence
at Pant Nagar in Bho-
pal, cops informed. The
accused house owner,
identified as Kailash
Khatri, claimed to be in
business of money ex-
change. On being ques-
tioned, The money is
still being counted, in-
formed police officials.
Suspected thief falls
from terrace in South
East Delhi, dies
New Delhi: A suspected
thief died after falling
from terrace of a house
in southeast Delhi after a
woman raised an alarm
when he attempted to
enter home for theft. On
Thursday, a PCR call
was received at Jamia
Nagar police station re-
garding a male dead
body lying in a street at
Batla House, cops said.
Man held for
kidnap and sexual
assault of minor in
South Delhi
Agencies
New Delhi
An eight-year-old child
was kidnapped and sexu-
ally assaulted by a
28-year-old man in South
Delhi, police informed
on Friday. The accused
has been arrested. The
offender was identified
as Arjun, also known as
Umar, a resident ofAnd-
heria Modh in the Meh-
rauli region. Police say
that on May 6, around 3
pm, Kotla Mubarakpur
police station received
a PCR call about
the kidnapping of an
eight-year-old child.
Man stabbed to death
by robbers, three held
New Delhi: A man was
stabbed to death by
three youths in a rob-
bery bid in northeast
Delhi’s Harsh Vihar
area, an official said,
adding that they have
arrested trio accused.
The accused were iden-
tified as Suraj, Rohit
a.k.a Rayata,  Major.
People enjoy their walk as it rains heavily in Bangalore, on Friday. ANI
Residents of Dhaiya struggle to commute through a waterlogged
road due to heavy showers at IIT ISM road in Dhanbad.  PTI
ANI
Rudraprayag
As the portals of one of
the country's holiest sites,
Kedarnath Dham, opened
for devotees after a gap
of six months, the first
puja was performed in
the name of Prime Min-
ister Narendra Modi.
Chief Minister Pushkar
Singh Dhami, who pre-
sided over the puja after
the ceremonial opening
of the doors of Shri Ke-
darnath Dham temple,
welcomed all devotees
and prayed for a safe and
fulfilling journey for all
embarking on the Char
Dham pilgrimage.
Speaking to ANI on
Friday, CM Dhami said,
The devotees and pil-
grims from across the
country and beyond wait
for this pilgrimage every
year. That pious day is
upon us today as the por-
tals of Kedarnath Dham
have been thrown open.
The devotees and pil-
grims have arrived here
in large numbers and all
necessary arrangements
have been made for them.
I extend my greetings to
all of them. Upon its cer-
emonial opening, the first
puja at Kedarnath Dham
was performed in the
name of PM Modi.”
FirstpujaatKedarnathperformed
innameofPMModi,saysCMDhami
UttarakhandCMPushkarSinghDhamiattheKedarnathTempleafteritsportalsopenedfordevotees,
marking the start of the ‘Char Dham Yatra’ in Kedarnath, on Friday. PTI
Portals were opened with rituals after the six-month hiatus
Spiritual Trail
Heartiest con-
gratulations on
the commence-
ment of the sacred Char
Dham Yatra in Devb-
hoomi Uttarakhand. The
pilgrimage to the four
holy shrines, including
Baba Kedarnath Dham,
is a spiritual and cultural
journey for devotees,
providing renewed
energy to their faith and
devotion. I extend my
best wishes to all the
devotees and pilgrims
embarking on this jour-
ney. Jai Baba Bholenath!
Narendra Modi
@narendramodi
Domestic air traffic
marginally came
down in April: ICRA
Agencies
Chennai
The domestic air pas-
senger traffic last
month marginally came
down to about 132.8
lakh from about 133.7
lakh logged in March
2024, said ICRA in a
research report.
ICRA report also said
the domestic aviation
industry is likely to
close FY25 with a net
loss of Rs 30-40 billion
in FY2025. According
to the report, the April
2024 domestic air pas-
senger traffic was higher
by about 3.1 per cent on
a year-on-year (YoY)
basis and by about 21 %
than pre-Covid levels.
For FY2024, domes-
tic air passenger
traffic was about 154
million with YoY
growth of about 13 per
cent, in line with its es-
timates, ICRA said.
The domestic air pas-
senger traffic in FY2024,
thus, surpassed pre-Cov-
id levels of about 142
million in FY2020. For
FY2024, international
passenger traffic for In-
dian carriers stood at
about 296.8L, a YoY
growth of about 24%,
and higher than pre-
COVID levels of about
227.3 lakh by 30%.
Domestic aviation
sees increased
pricing power,
reflected in higher
yields and RASK-CASK
spread over pre-
COVID levels
Vice- Admiral
Bhalla is Chief
of Personnel of
Indian Navy
ANI
New Delhi
Vice- Admiral Sanjay
Bhalla, AVSM, NM, has
officially assumed the
role of COP of Indian
Navy as of May 10, 2024.
His commission into the
Navy dates
back to Jan-
uary 1, 1989,
m a r k i n g
over three
decades of
distinguished service
across various capacities.
Vice Admiral Bhalla’s
career is noted for his
specialization in Com-
munication and Electron-
ic Warfare, having com-
pleted an advanced
course early in his tenure.
His operational expertise
was honed aboard sev-
eral frontline warships,
leading to multiple com-
mand positions including
INS Nishank, INS Tara-
giri, and INS Beas.
Himachal Pradesh: 800 GPs TB
free, self-help groups join drive
ICG,Hindalcoinkdealforsupply
ofmarinegradealuminium
Agencies
Dharamshala
“About 800 Gram Pan-
chayats have been found
TB-free in Himachal
Pradesh after verification
of the standards set in the
TB Free Gram Panchayat
in 2024,” Dr Gopal Beri,
Director Health Services,
said. All these Gram
Panchayats will be hon-
oured soon , he said. Dr
Gopal Beri, said this
while addressing a work-
shop organised in Zonal
Hospital Dharamshala
under the TB Free
Himachal Campaign.
He requested the self-
help groups to go to rural
areas and make society
aware of TB disease so
that it can be eradicated.
Dr Beri said active
participation of people is
required in tuberculosis
eradication. “Through
the Jan Jagran Abhiyan,
the misconceptions about
TB disease among the
people have to be elimi-
nated,” said Dr Beri.
Agencies
New Delhi
The Indian Coast Guard
(ICG) has signed an
MoU with Hindalco In-
dustries for manufactur-
ing and supply of marine-
grade aluminium to the
country’s public and pri-
vate shipyards for the
construction of ships, a
PIB press release said.
As per agreement, the
ICG will provide quar-
terly pricing, priority in
supplies, and turnover
discount to private com-
panies. The ICG fleet
consists of 67 ships with
aluminium hull construc-
tion and is planning to
add more such vessels in
the near future.The ma-
rine-grade aluminium
will be used for construc-
tion of ships that will be
operating in shallow wa-
ters. Dy Director Gener-
al, ICG IG HK Sharma,
and CEO, Nilesh Koul
signed the agreement.
Agencies
New Delhi
NHAI has taken strict ac-
tion and debarred toll op-
erator M/s Riddhi Siddhi
Associates for an inci-
dent of assault and mis-
behaviour with National
Highway users at Sir-
mandi Toll Plaza on Am-
ritsar-Jamnagar section
in Rajasthan, according
to an official statement
issued on Friday.
NHAI has blacklisted
the toll operator after an
incidentofassaultandmis-
behaviour by the employ-
ees of the toll operating
agencywithhighwayusers
at SirmandiToll Plaza was
reported on May 5.
The Authority has
debarred M/s Riddhi
Siddhi Associates for a
period of three months
from the list of pre-qual-
ified bidders, according
to an NHAI statement.
NHAI had issued a
'show cause' notice to
the firm over the inci-
dent and the reply sub-
mitted by the toll operat-
ing agency was not
found to be satisfactory.
It was noted that in to-
tal violation of contrac-
tual provisions and
NHAI Standing Operat-
ing Procedure.
NHAI blacklists firm operating toll plaza
Misconduct with Highway Users
Dr Gopal Beri said active participation of people ans well as
awareness is required in tuberculosis eradication programme.
Officials of Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and Hindalco Industries Ltd
during the signing of an MoU between ICG and Hindalco Industries
on Friday. PTI
Celebrating traditions...
A priest arranges mangoes
around the idol of Mumba
Devi on the occasion
of ‘Akshaya Tritiya’, at
Mumbai Devi Temple, in
Mumbai, Friday. (Inset) A
woman at a jewellery shop
on the occasion of the
Akshaya Tritiya festival in
Nagpur, on Friday. PTI
MATTER OF PRIDE
‘Bharat Parv’at 77th Cannes Film Festival
PTI
New Delhi
ndia is set to
host a ‘Bharat
Parv’at the 77th
Cannes Film Festival for
eminent dignitaries and
delegates from around
the world to showcase
the myriad creative op-
portunities in the country
At the prestigious film
gala, a delegation con-
sisting representatives
from central and state
governments as well as
members of the industry
will showcase India’s
creative economy in
Marche du Films through
a series of significant ini-
tiatives, the Information
and Broadcasting minis-
try said on Friday.
It will be for the first
time that the country will
host a “Bharat Parv” at
the Cannes Film Festival
to engage with film ce-
lebrities, filmmakers, di-
rectors, producers, buy-
ers and sales agents from
across the world and
showcase the creative
opportunities and a rich
bank of creative talent.
The ‘Bharat Parv’ will
be organized by the Na-
tional Film Development
Corporation (NFDC) in
collaboration with the
Federation of Indian
Chambers of Commerce
 Industry (FICCI). The
event will be held at the
Bharat Pavilion at the
Cannes Film Festival.The
pavilionhasbeendesigned
bytheNationalInstituteof
Design,Ahmedabad.
The official poster and
trailer of the 55th India
International Film Festi-
val (IFFI) to be held in
Goa on November 20-28,
2024 and will be un-
veiled at the Bharat Parv.
The Bharat Parv will
also see the release of the
Save the Date for the 1st
World Audio-Visual and
Entertainment Summit
(WAVES) to be hosted
alongside the 55th IFFI.
I
Jaipur, Saturday | May 11, 2024
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At Victory Day parade,
Russian Prez vows to
prevent global conflict
Agencies
Moscow
During his speech at Vic-
tory Day military parade
here, President Vladimir
PutinemphasisedRussia’s
commitmenttopreventing
aglobalconflictwhilealso
ensuring the country’s
sovereignty is protected.
The parade marked 79th
anniversary of victory
over Nazi Germany.
“Russia will do every-
thing to prevent a global
conflict, but at the same
time we will not allow
anyone to threaten us,”
Putin declared, signaling
a dual approach of de-
fense readiness and dip-
lomatic caution.
Putin highlighted the
perpetual readiness of the
Russian military, saying
that they are “always on
alert” to defend the na-
tion’s sovereignty. This
stance underscores the
ongoing tension between
Russia and perceived
threats from the West.
He expressed concern
over the West’s diminish-
ing remembrance of
WorldWarIIlessons,con-
trasting this with Russia’s
deephistoricalmemoryof
the battles that shaped hu-
manity’s fate. He specifi-
cally cited the significant
battles near Moscow and
Leningrad among others.
Putin also spoke on the
unique conditions of the
current “special military
operation,” praising the
valor and sacrifices of
those involved as the na-
tion’s heroes. He held a
moment of silence to hon-
or both victims of World
War II and those recently
lost in Ukraine conflict.
Highlighting the sig-
nificance of May 9, Putin
noted that Victory Day
serves to unite all genera-
tions of Russians. He
voicedconfidenceinmov-
ing forward based on Rus-
sia’srichtraditionsandthe
collective effort to ensure
a secure future for Russia.
Russia will do
everything to prevent
a global conflict, but
at the same time we
will not allow anyone
to threaten us.
VLADIMIR PUTIN,
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT
China’s first super-carrier
could be India’s new headache
Agencies
New Delhi
China’s first super-carrier
– an 80,000 ton warship
called the Fujian - has re-
turned to the port after
completing its brief sea
trial. The aircraft carrier,
themostadvancedwarship
of its class built by China,
represents a significant
milestone in China’s mili-
tary and naval capabilities.
The Fujian, or Type
003 class carrier, is Chi-
na’s first indigenous air-
craft carrier design and is
the first to utilise an inte-
grated propulsion system
and electromagnetic cata-
pults. Electromagnetic
catapults, which replace
conventional steam-pow-
ered catapults, are meant
to reliably and accurately
launch aircraft off the
deck of the Fujian. The
US Navy, still considered
the world’s most techno-
logically advanced Navy,
is the only other force that
has deployed this tech-
nology on its carriers.
5 Indian sailors on ship
seized by Iran released
ANI
Tehran
In a diplomatic break-
through, five of the Indian
sailors on board an Israe-
li-linked vessel seized by
Tehran were released on
Thursday and have de-
parted from Iran, the In-
dian embassy in Iran said.
The Indian Embassy,
while sharing details of
their release, thanked the
Iranianauthoritiesfortheir
closecoordinationwiththe
Embassy and Indian Con-
sulate in BandarAbbas.
“5 of the Indian sailors
on MSC Aries have been
releasedanddepartedfrom
Irantodayevening.Weap-
preciatetheIranianauthor-
ities for their close coordi-
nation with the Embassy
and Indian Consulate in
Bandar Abbas,” MEA of-
ficial spokesperson Ran-
dhir Jaiswal posted on X.
The Israel-linked car-
go ship was seized by
Iran on April 13, with 17
Indian nationals onboard.
Iran’s Islamic Revolu-
tionaryGuardCorpsNavy
seized the container ship
near the Strait of Hormuz
and MSC Aries was last
seen on April 12, sailing
towards the Strait of Hor-
muzoffthecoastofDubai.
Earlier, Ann Tessa Jo-
seph from Thrissur, Ker-
ala, one of the 17 Indian
crew members of the Is-
rael-linked cargo ship
‘MSC Aries’ that was
seized by Iran on April
13, returned safely to her
homeland on April 18.
5 of the Indian sailors on MSC Aries have been
released and departed from Iran today evening. We
appreciate the Iranian authorities for their close
coordination with the Embassy and Indian
Consulate in Bandar Abbas.
RANDHIR JAISWAL, MEA OFFICIAL SPOKESPERSON
US denies claims of it
meddling in India polls
PTI
Washington
The United States on
Thursday (local US time)
dismissed the Russian al-
legations of the US inter-
fering in the Indian polls.
“No, of course, we
don’t involve ourselves
in elections in India as
we don’t involve our-
selves in elections any-
where in the world.
Those are decisions for
the people of India to
make,” State Department
Spokesperson Matthew
Miller told reporters at a
daly media briefing on
Thursday (local time).
He was responding to
a question on Russian
Foreign Ministry spokes-
person Maria Zakharova
statement in Moscow in
this regard when asked
about a recent Washing-
ton Post article alleging
that a Research andAnal-
ysis Wing (RAW) officer
was involved in an al-
leged plot to kill Khal-
istani terrorist Gurpat-
want Singh Pannun on
American soil last year.
Zakharova described it
as a colonial mentality of
the United States.
No, of course, we don’t
involve ourselves in
elections in India as we
don’t involve ourselves
in elections anywhere
in the world. Those are
decisionsfor thepeople
of India to make.
MATTHEW MILLER,
STATE DEPT SPOKESPERSON
New Chinese envoy
arrives in New Delhi
Agencies
New Delhi
China’s new ambassador
to India Xu Feihong ar-
rivedinNewDelhionFri-
day to take charge. He is
the 17th Chinese ambas-
sador to India and was ap-
pointed by President Xi
Jinping on May 7 after an
unusual delay of 18
months amid frosty ties
betweenthetwocountries.
Soon after arriving, the
diplomat met officials
from the protocol division
of ministry of external af-
fairs of India, dean of dip-
lomatic corps, and the am-
bassadorofEritreatoIndia
AlemTsehayeWoldemar-
iam. He was also greeted
by minister Ma Jia, minis-
ter Wang Lei, minister
counsellor Chen Jianjun
from the Chinese Embas-
sy and his wife Tan Yuxiu
at the airport.
China’s new envoy Xu Feihong
arrives in New Delhi.
CHINA READY TO WORK
WITH INDIA: FEIHONG
China is ready to
work with India to
“accommodate”
each other’s concerns and
find a mutually acceptable
solution to “specific issues”
through dialogue at an early
date, Beijing’s new envoy to
New Delhi Xu Feihong has
said, remarks that came
against the backdrop of the
prolonged military standoff
in eastern Ladakh. An As-
sistant Minister ranked of-
ficial, Xu, , said he regards
his posting in New Delhi as
an honourable mission.
US cop enters
wrong flat, shoots
dead black officer
Agencies
Washington
A black airman in the US
Air Force was shot and
killed in an “excessive”
use of force
by a Florida
sheriff’s dep-
utywhoburst
into a wrong
apartment, a
lawyer retained by his
family said on Thursday.
Civil rights attorney
Ben Crump, who has rep-
resented the families of
other African American
victims of police vio-
lence, demanded a full
investigationintotheMay
3 death of Roger Fortson.
Sheriff Eric Aden of
the Okaloosa County
Sheriff’s Office said the
deputy was responding to
reports of a “disturbance
in progress” when the
shooting occurred.
TONSBYSHUBMANGILL,SAISUDHARSANHELP
GTBEATCSKBY35RUNS
First India Bureau
Ahmedabad
Riding on centuries of
captain Shubhman Gill
(104) and Sai Sudharsan
(103), Gujarat Titans
(GT) defeated Chennai
Super Kings (CSK) by 35
runs in the IPL Match
here at Narendra Modi
Stadium on Friday.
Event, late heroics by
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
could not help CSK as
they fell short by 35 runs.
Earlier batting first,
Gill and Sudharsan’s bru-
tal-bashing and 210-run
partnership powered GT
to 231/3 against CS) in a
must-win clash of IPL.
Ahmedabad witnessed
the absolute carnage from
captain Gill and Sudhar-
san, who slammed 104
and103respectivelywhile
stitching a 210-run part-
nership stand. For CSK,
TusharDeshpandewasthe
only bowler who went
back with two wickets.
Put to bat first, Shub-
man Gill and Sai Sudhar-
san got off to a slow start
however the duo shifted
gears and slammed CSK
bowlers for boundaries.
ShubmanGill
104
RUNS
9
FOURS
6
SIXES
SaiSudharsan
103
RUNS
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FOURS
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SIXES
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When we think about it, we realise that our suffering
is merely the gap between our expectations and the
reality. The wise man bridges the gap!
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GS SHEKHAWAT IN PUNJAB
‘Congress exposed over Aiyar’s Pak remark’
First India Bureau
Gurdaspur
sserting that the
Congress had
been complete-
ly exposed and left red-
faced by Mani Shankar
Aiyar, yet another ideo-
logical mentor of Rahul
Gandhi, Union Minister
and senior Bharatiya Ja-
nata Party leader Gajen-
dra Singh Shekhawat to-
day said that the cats are
gradually coming out of
the Congress bag one af-
ter another. He said, “the
Congress denial and dis-
tancing itself from Ai-
yer’s statement notwith-
standing, these have been
made according to a well-
thought-out script aimed
at a particular vote bank”.
In an informal interac-
tion with reporters, Shek-
hawat, who was here on
the occasion of the filing
of nomination papers by
the party’s Gurdaspur
candidate Dinesh Singh
Babbu, said that the Con-
gress denials were just
part of a well-thought-out
script. “They make lead-
ers like Sam Pitroda and
Aiyar spell out their agen-
da, and once there is a
backlash, the party issues
a token statement distanc-
ing itself from such re-
marks,” the senior BJP
leader observed, while
daring Congress leader-
ship to expel or at least
issue a show cause notice
tobothofthem.No senior
leader of Congress dis-
puted or criticised these
remarks, he said. “BJPis
fighting General polls in
state of its own after
about 3 decades. This is a
new beginning for us in
Punjab  let me assure
you, we will begin it pret-
ty well” he asserted.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat during the nomination rally of BJP
candidate Sushil Kumar Rinku in Jalandhar on Friday.
Diya Kumari addresses during the ‘Mahila Sammelan’ held in
support of BJP’s Kamaljeet Sehrawat in Delhi on Friday.
Govind Singh Dotasra interacts with the sudents of Jayshree
Periwal Group of Schools at PCC office in Jaipur on Friday.
A
Voting on BJP’s stronghold
seats in the South in 4th phase
Pankaj Soni
Jaipur
Voting for the fourth
phase of Lok Sabha
elections is scheduled
for Monday, encom-
passing 96 seats across
10 states. Notably,
Andhra Pradesh (25
seats), Uttar Pradesh
(13), Telangana (17),
Maharashtra (11), and
other states contribute
to this phase. This elec-
tion phase holds im-
mense significance for
BJP’s Southward ex-
pansion. With 17 seats
in Telangana, second
only to Karnataka, BJP
aims high. Notably,
leadership from Ra-
jasthan spearheads the
campaign in Telanga-
na. While BJP secured
four seats last time, as-
pirations soar for dou-
ble-digit gains during
this election.
Chandrashekhar, for-
mer Rajasthan BJP
General Secretary,
leads the organisation
here. Sunil Bansal, Na-
tional General Secre-
tary from Rajasthan,
oversees the state on
behalf of the central
leadership. Under the
guidance of these two
leaders, over two dozen
Rajasthan leaders are
actively involved in
election management.
Rajasthani leaders
also play roles in Odi-
sha and West Bengal.
In Telangana, Rajastha-
ni migrant voters influ-
ence several seats,
prompting leadership
by Rajasthani leaders.
Additionally, BJP
formed alliances with
Telugu Desam and Ja-
nasena in Andhra
Pradesh, contesting six
Lok Sabha seats.
Chief Minister
Bhajan Lal Sharma and
the BJP State President
CP Joshi actively cam-
paigned to secure the
migrant Rajasthani
votes in Andhra
Pradesh.
Diya:PM’sleadershipensures
nationwidewomen’ssafety
Dotasra inspires students
with political dialogue
Nirmal Tiwari
Jaipur
Rajasthan Dy CM Diya
Kumari endorsed West
Delhi LS candidate Ka-
maljeet Sehrawat, prais-
ing PM Modi’s initiatives
for women empower-
ment. She highlighted
schemes like Beti
Bachao-Beti Padhao and
Sukanya Samriddhi Yo-
jana, emphasising in-
creased global respect for
Indian women. Diya
commended BJP’s ef-
forts, including Nari
Shakti Vandan Act and
perinatal leave, and laud-
ed women’s role in Chan-
drayaan’s success. Under
Modi’s leadership, wom-
en feel safer nationwide.
BJPaims to create 3 crore
Lakhpati Didis, link
women SHGs with ser-
vices. Kamaljeet Seh-
rawat’s party contribu-
tions were noted, empha-
sising her role in promot-
ing BJP’s ideology.
Naresh Sharma
Jaipur
During LS poll fervour,
PCC Chief GS Dotasra
engaged with students at
a prestigious school, dis-
cussing political systems,
power dynamics, and
voting importance. De-
spite the election hustle,
Dotasra spent valuable
time with the ‘future of
India.’A child’s innocent
remark about Dotasra’s
social media fame
sparked smiles. Dotasra’s
distinct campaign slo-
gans and “Tejal Super
Duper” remained topics
of conversation. He elu-
cidated the significance
of voting, citing exam-
ples like France’s monar-
chy end in 1875 and Dr.
CP Joshi’s 2008 loss by
one vote. Dotasra’s inter-
action highlighted civic
education’s importance
in shaping young minds.
Parshuram Jayanti Shobhayatra
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla offers a floral garland to Lord Parshuram during the Shobha Yatra
organised on the occasion of Lord Shri Parshuram Jayanti in Kota on Friday. Birla was the chief
guest on the occasion. MLA of Kota South, Sandeep Sharma and BJP District President, Rakesh Jain
were also present. The Shobhayatra was welcomed in various areas by showering flower petals.
SS Randhawa
files nomination
from Gurdaspur
Dinesh Dangi
Gurdaspur
Congress’ Rajasthan in-
charge and party candi-
date from Gurdaspur Lok
Sabha constituency -
Sukhjinder Singh Rand-
hawa - filed his nomina-
tion papers on Friday. On
this occasion, Sukhjinder
Singh Randhawa said
that ever since Congress
gave him the ticket, the
entire leadership of Con-
gress has been holding
meetings in his favour.
SS Randhawa flashes victory
sign after filing his nomination
papers in Gurdaspur on Friday.
PS Bajwa, Aruna Chaudhary, 
others were also present.
V-P at Ram Lalla Temple in Ayodhya
The Vice- President Jagdeep Dhankhar
along with wife Dr Sudesh Dhankhar
and other family members, visited
the Ram Lalla temple in Ayodhya
on Friday and sought blessings for
India's progress from Lord Shri Ram.
The magnificent temple of Ram Lalla
stands as a living symbol of our proud
heritage of devotion and spirituality,
he said. During his Ayodhya journey,
the V-P also visited Hanumangarhi,
Kuber Tila, and participated in the
Aarti of the Saryu River. Dhankhar
hailed all the artisans and labourers
involved in the construction of the
magnanimous temple.
The statements by
powerful Congress
leaders like Pitroda
and Aiyar only
vindicated what the
BJP has been regularly
cautioning the
countrymen about, as
the Congress stood
completely exposed.
GAJENDRA SINGH SHEKHAWAT,
UNION MINISTER
Rajasthani leaders
take charge on most
seats in Telangana
In Andhra, CM Bhajan
Lal and State President
CP Joshi participate in
poll campaigning
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saraopeta, Bapatla, On-
gole, Nandyal, Kurnool,
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Kadapa, Nellore, Tirupati,
Rajampet and Chittoor.
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dapalli (SC),
Karimnagar, Nizam-
abad, Zaheerabad,
Medak, Malkajgiri,
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CONGRESSPARTYPRIORITISES
FAMILYOVERNATION,SAYS CM
We’llsecurenumerousseatsinAndhraPradeshthroughalliance.
Crossing 400 is our dream, set to be realised on June 4, he says
Aishwary Pradhan
Pune
Chief Minister Bhajanlal
Sharma expressed confi-
dence in PM Modi’s lead-
ership, citing develop-
mental achievements and
increasing electoral suc-
cess in various states. He
criticized the Congress
for corruption and its as-
sociation with divisive
elements. On Mani
Shankar Aiyar’s state-
ment, he said that the
mental bankruptcy of the
Congressmen is visible,
that is why they are say-
ing anything in polls.
“Congress is not worried
about the country, it only
worries about the family,
Now public has rejected
Congress.” “Opposition
partiesdiscusscorruption,
yetArvind Kejriwal, once
a crusader against corrup-
tion, is now engulfed by
it,” Chief Minister Shar-
ma further stated.
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma along with wife Gita Sharma  sons,
Abhishek  Kunal at Tirupati Balaji Temple in Tirumala on Friday.
Corruption, terrorism, and
Naxalism thrived under Congress
rule. Congress is linked to the
Tukde Tukde gang. Congress
prioritises family over country,
compromises with anyone. Public
rejected it. Kejriwal, once anti-
corruption, now in corrupt party.
BHAJAN LAL SHARMA, CHIEF MINISTER
First India Bureau
Amethi
Former Chief Minister
Ashok Gehlot arrived in
Amethi, visiting the party
office in Gauriganj. Ge-
hlot met several party
leaders and will stay in
Amethi for the next few
days as the overseer of
the Amethi seat.
Earlier, addressing the
media in Jaipur before
departing for Amethi,
Gehlot claimed that Nar-
endra Modi won’t be-
come the PM again, sens-
ing the govt’s downfall.
He attributed BJP’s po-
tential defeat to contest-
ing polls solely on PM
Modi’s name. Gehlot re-
marked that after Amba-
ni-Adani’s remarks, BJP
and RSS workers can’t
defend Modi anymore.
Laxman Raghav
Bikaner
On the occasion ofAksh-
aya Tritiya, Union Law
Minister and BJP candi-
date from Bikaner, Arjun
Meghwal, flew kites.
Speaking to the media, he
asserted, “The public will
cut Congress’ kite.” The
union minister launched
an attack on former Con-
gress President Rahul
Gandhi, accusing him of
appeasement politics and
dividing the country,
while ridiculing constitu-
tional institutions.
Meghwal declared, “I
am also a Dalit, and I
stand with Prime Minis-
ter Modi.”
Former CM Gehlot
welcomed the court
order of giving interim
bail to Delhi CM Arvind
Kejriwal and said that
the decision gives
level playing field in
the election
Meghwal: The public
will cut Congress’ kite
BJP faces potential defeat in LS
polls, reiterates Ashok Gehlot
Arjun Ram Meghwal flies a
kite to mark the festival of
Akshay Tritiya in Bikaner on
Friday. His wife, Pana Devi and
others were also present.
Ashok Gehlot addresses a
press conf at Dist Congress
Office at Gauriganj in Amethi.
JAIPUR, SATURDAY | MAY 11, 2024
Glamour | Fashion | Bollywood | Hollywood | Lifestyle
BOLLYWOOD’S BABY BOOM!
s Mother’s Day approaches, the
spotlight shines on Bollywood’s
remarkable mothers who gracefully
balance the demands of their careers
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h a w a n a
Vaishnav,
the reign-
ing Miss
Interconti-
nental India, is not just
a beauty queen but
also an accomplished
entrepreneur and fash-
ion model. Hailing
from the quaint town
of Balotra in Ra-
jasthan, Bhawana’s
journey to success has
been nothing short of
inspiring.
Despite being raised
in a traditional Marwadi
joint family, Bhawana’s
ambition knew no bounds.
From her early days as the
head girl of her school to
pursuing a medical degree
in Jaipur, her path seemed
predestined. However, des-
tiny had different plans for
her. In the midst of the COV-
ID-19 pandemic, Bhawana’s
heart yearned for something
beyond the confines of med-
icine. Her passion for make-
up and fashion led her to the
world of pageantry. Though
faced with setbacks, includ-
ing being a runner-up in
Miss Rajasthan 2021, Bha-
wana’s perseverance paid
off when she clinched the
title of Miss Intercontinental
India in 2023.
Bhawana’s success is a
testament to her unwavering
determination and the unwa-
vering support of her family,
particularly
her mother,
who stood by her
through thick and thin. De-
spite societal norms and
challenges, Bhawana’s fam-
ily stood behind her, propel-
ling her towards her dreams.
She was also grateful to
Founders  Directors Miss
Rajasthan,Yogesh Mishra 
Nimisha Mishra for their un-
waveringsupportinthefash-
ion and modelling industry.
Beyond the glitz and glam-
our of the pageant world,
Bhawana remains grounded
in her values. She empha-
sizes the importance of
maintaining a balanced life-
style, advocating for healthy
eating habits and self-care.
As Bhawana reflects on
her journey, she acknowl-
edges the doors that pag-
eantry and the fashion world
have opened for her. With
her sights set on entrepre-
neurship, she aims to utilize
the lessons learned from her
experiences to excel in the
years to come.
To aspiring young girls,
Bhawana’s message is one
of empowerment and self-
belief. She encourages them
to have faith in themselves,
remain patient in pursuit of
their dreams, and never
doubt their potential. For
Bhawana, the key to success
lies in unwavering grit, de-
termination and a passion
for one’s goals.
h a w a n a
Vaishnav,
the reign-
particularly
her mother,
who stood by her
City First highlights Bhawana Vaishnav, reigning Miss Intercontinental India, entrepreneur
and fashion model. Hailing from Balotra, Rajasthan, her journey from small-town
beginnings to pageant success is an inspiring tale of perseverance and passion!
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s the morning
sun gently
kissed the tow-
ering Dhaulad-
har Mountain
range of the Himalayas, a
sense of serenity pervaded the
temple courtyard. Having
gone through the security
check, free of the baggage and
the mobile I felt weightless as
I walked up the hill to the des-
ignated outdoor audience with
the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin
Gyatso at 7.45 am.
Nestled amidst the serene
beauty of the deodars and ce-
dar-strewn foothills of the
Himalayas, the residence of
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
stood as a beacon of spiritual
guidance. Peace, serenity, and
reverence permeated the air.
The Tibetan populace was
seated all the way uphill in
regimental order. Some
clutching prayer beads and
muttering incantations others
just waiting in quiet contem-
plation, albeit all unified in
their reverence for their re-
vered spiritual leader – a
deeply personal journey un-
folding within each soul.
The silence was palpable.
In the sea of people, each soul
was alone soaking in what
their moment would be with
His Holiness. At the heavily
guarded hilltop compound,
security personnel were re-
identifying everyone and al-
locating their numbers in the
queue. My lucky number was
3.Alarge table nearby was set
with the wares that people
wanted to be blessed by His
Holiness.
Shortly after 8 am, four se-
curity personnel emerged with
the Dalai Lama in a golf cart.
His quintessential smile and
radiant aura could not hide the
fact that the bodhisattva was
looking frail. A security per-
sonnel had to support his arm
raised in salutation. Upon
reaching the slightly raised
platform where a lone chair
dictated his seating, he had to
be physically supported by at-
tendants. It felt sad.
But once seated in his chair,
despite his age and the im-
mense physical and emotional
challenges he has faced
throughout his life, he radiat-
ed warmth, compassion, and
resilience.
The 89-year-old Tibetan
spiritual leader with a joyful
demeanour, a symbol of love,
hope and peace for millions
around the globe, smiled and
blessed everyone! He encased
the palm of some in his hal-
lowed touch, patted some on
their cheek and had very brief
conversations with the others.
Since none were allowed to
carry their cameras, two pho-
tographers stood on either
side clicking each visitor's di-
vine moment with the Dalai
lama. Considering the long
queue, it was all over in bare-
ly 15 seconds. But it was a
moment that transcended
time, leaving a lasting impact
on those who have had the
privilege of being in his pres-
ence. My meeting with the
Dalai Lama was a fleeting
consciousness but an eternal
moment to be cherished!
Rachna
Singh
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 As you step inside, the Dalai Lama Temple, officially known as
Tsuglagkhang Complex you are transported into a different world of
spirituality! The main shrine houses a magnificent gilded statue of
Lord Buddha, surrounded by intricate murals depicting scenes from
his life and teachings. The air is filled with the soothing chants of
Buddhist monks engaged in prayer and meditation, creating an
atmosphere of spiritual rejuvenation.
 A repository of Tibetan culture, the temple was built in 1959, following
the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's exile
from Tibet. Today, it serves as the spiritual and political centre of the
Tibetan community in exile. The temple architecture blends traditional
Tibetan and Indian styles, reflecting the coexistence of diverse
cultures and ideologies.
 The Dalai Lama is considered a living Buddha of compassion, a
reincarnation of the bodhisattva Chenrezig, who renounced Nirvana
to help mankind. He is a messenger of hope for millions of people
around the world.
 The 14th Dalai Lama is not only the spiritual leader for Tibetans who
have religious faith, but he is also the respected model of liberty and
open-mindedness for intellectual secularists. This is because he
promotes religious harmonies between world religions and dialogue
between science and Buddhism.
DID YOU KNOW!
Part of the symbolism of lighting butter lamps is to dispel darkness and ignorance.
Buddhist teachings consider ignorance as the source of suffering in the world.
The Buddhist prayer wheel is used to help the practitioner cultivate wisdom and
compassion, make progress on their spiritual path, accumulate merit, and gain
liberation from the cycle of karma. The wheels are inscribed with mantras and
other sacred symbols.
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MEET THE STARS RADIATING JOY IN MOTHERHOOD!
As Mother's Day approaches, the spotlight
shines on Bollywood's remarkable mothers
who gracefully balance the demands of their
careers and the joys of motherhood. City First
highlights with each passing year, these iconic
figures seem to exude a new aura of charm
and success, captivating audiences with their
multifaceted talents both on and off-screen.
Let us applaud these extraordinary women
who continue to dazzle us with their grace,
talent, and boundless love.
Bollywood's
Tripti
Mahawar
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ere are all the new
moms of Bollywood
that you need to know.
Amidst much fanfare,
India's entertainment
landscape lit up with
the glow of impending motherhood as
several celebrities proudly announced
their pregnancies. From Bollywood to
regional cinema, the likes of Deepika
Padukone, Richa Chadha, Yami Gau-
tam, Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor
and more shared their delightful news,
setting social media abuzz with heartfelt
congratulations. With each announce-
ment, excitement soared, and fans ea-
gerly awaited every glimpse and update,
joining these beloved stars on their jour-
ney into parenthood.
H
Varun
Dhawan and wife
Natasha Dalal melted hearts
with a heartwarming pregnancy
announcement on February 18, 2024. In
a tender moment captured on Sunday, the
couple shared their joyful news with a sweet
post, featuring Varun planting a loving kiss on
Natasha's baby bump. This endearing glimpse
into their journey into parenthood has left
fans eagerly anticipating the arrival of
their bundle of joy, celebrating the
couple's love and excitement as
they embark on this new
adventure together.
During the trailer launch of her upcoming film ‘Article 370’ on February 8, 2024,
Yami Gautam surprised fans with the joyous announcement of her pregnancy,
sharing that she is five-and-a-half months along. Alongside her husband, filmmaker
Aditya Dhar, Yami beamed with excitement as they eagerly await the arrival of
their first child. This unexpected news adds an extra layer of anticipation to both
her professional endeavours and the journey into parenthood, making Yami’s
upcoming projects even more eagerly awaited by fans.
Richa
Chadha and Ali
Fazal, known for their roles
in 'Fukrey', recently shared the
delightful news of their pregnancy.
Announcing via social media with the
touching words, A tiny heartbeat is the
loudest sound in our world, the couple has
been inundated with love and well-wishes
from fans and followers. Richa, 37, tied the
knot with her longtime beau Ali Fazal in
2022, and this new chapter in their lives
adds another layer of joy to their
blossoming relationship, eagerly
anticipated by their
admirers.
In a whirlwind of
excitement, Alia Bhatt and
Ranbir Kapoor stunned the world
with news of their pregnancy, sending
ripples of joy across the globe! Welcoming
their baby girl, Raha, on November 6,
2023, the couple shared the heartwarming
story behind her name, lovingly chosen by
Ranbir's mother, Neetu Kapoor, imbued with
deep significance. Alia's graceful embrace of
motherhood is truly commendable as she
effortlessly navigates the realms of her
professional and personal life with
unwavering finesse, captivating
hearts both on and
off-screen.
Bollywood’s
dynamic duo, Deepika
Padukone and Ranveer Singh,
delighted fans with a heartwarming
Instagram announcement of their
pregnancy. Expecting their bundle of joy
in September 2024, the couple, who tied the
knot in a lavish Italian ceremony in 2018 after
six years of courtship, shared their excitement
globally. As fans eagerly anticipate the
newest addition to their family, Deepika
remains dedicated to her film projects,
including ‘Singham 3,’ balancing
her professional commitments
with the joy of impending
motherhood.
Varun Dhawan  Natasha Dalal
Richa Chadha  Ali Fazal
Yami Gautam  Aditya Dhar
Ranbir Kapoor  Alia Bhatt
with their lovely daughter Raha
Priyanka Chopra with her lovely daughter Malti
Parents-to-be
Deepika Padukone  Ranveer Singh
Sonam Kapoor  Anand Ahuja with their son Vayu Kapoor Ahuja
JAIPUR, SATURDAY | MAY 11, 2024
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MEET THE STARS RADIATING JOY IN MOTHERHOOD!
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  • 1. Jaipur, Saturday | May 11, 2024 RNI NUMBER: RAJENG/2019/77764 | VOL 5 | ISSUE NO. 334 | PAGES 12 | `3.00 Rajasthan’s Own English Newspaper SENSEX 72,664.47 260.30 BSE 22,055.20 97.70 NIFTY 42°C 29°C Min Humidity30% Max The state will remain very warm with the hazy sun FORECAST firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia WILLNOTLETRESERVATIONBE GIVENTOMUSLIMS,SAYSMODI ‘Duplicate NCP-Shiv Sena’ have made up their minds to merge with Congress after polls, stresses PM First India Bureau Nandurbar Reservation on the basis of religion will be against the values and principles enshrined in Indian Con- stitution, said PM Naren- dra Modi on Friday. “As long as I am alive, I will not let reservations of Dalits, adivasis, OBCs be given to Muslims on the basis of religion,” he said in Maharashtra’s Nandur- bar while campaigning for elections. “Cong nev- er bothered about welfare of adivasis,” he said. PM Modi also said the “duplicate NCP and Shiv Sena” have made up their minds to merge with the Congress after June 4 LS poll results, but should instead join Ajit Pawar and Eknath Shinde. “A big leader here who is ac- tive for 40-50 years is worried after polling in Baramati,” PM Modi had added, without naming Sharad Pawar. P5 Prime Minister Narendra Modi being felicitated during a public meeting ahead of LS polls in Maharashtra’s Nandurbar on Friday. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses supporters after coming out of Tihar Jail as SC grants him interim bail on Friday. PM Narendra Modi during a public rally in Nandurbar. CHAR DHAM YATRA BEGINS, PM MODI CONGRATULATES Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted this picture on his X ac- count congratulating the beginning of the Char Dham Yatra of Utta- rakhand’s Devbhoomi, on Friday. About 10,000 devotees witnessed the opening of the portals of Kedarnath. FULL REPORT ON P6 I TOLD PUTIN THIS ISN’T THE TIME FOR WAR, SAYS MODI APEX COURT’S DON’TS FOR ARVIND KEJRIWAL Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that he looked into eyes of Russian President Vladamir Putin and told him this was not the time for war. PM Modi made this remark in an interview with Republic TV, which aired on Fri- day. When asked about his role in responding to global tensions and conflicts, the Prime Minister said that he only favoured peace. l Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has to pay a personal bond of `50,000 before he leaves the Tihar jail on interim bail l Arvind Kejriwal, during this time cannot enter either the Chief Minister’s Office or the Delhi Secretariat l Kejri cannot sign on any file without the prior permis- sion of Delhi LG VK Saxena l Arvind Kejriwal also cannot make comment on his role in the Delhi liquor policy scam case during the rallies l Delhi Chief Minister Ke- jriwal is also not allowed to meet any witnesses in the excise policy scam case FINALLY, AFTER 50 DAYS, SC GRANTS INTERIM BAIL TO KEJRIWAL TILL JUNE 1, BUT... *Terms and Conditions Apply* Moni Sharma New Delhi The SC on Friday gave Delhi CM Arvind Kejri- wal interim bail till June 1, Phase 7 voting. The AAP boss - arrested by the ED on March 21 in the alleged Delhi liquor excise policy scam, and now in Tihar Jail — must surrender to prison offi- cials by June 2. The 2-judge bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Di- pankar Datta said pleas to extend relief beyond that date would be heard next week; Kejriwal’s legal team had sought bail till July, i.e., till after poll formation of new govt. SC also said, “Let us not draw parallels with other cases. 21 days will not make any difference”. P5 l Arvind Kejriwal will have to surrender and go back to jail on June 2, stresses Top Court l Supreme Court grants him interim bail to campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha poll CM SHARMA TAKES PART IN POLL RALLY IN PUNE Modi has forced political parties to change: CM Aishwary Pradhan Pune hief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma said on Friday that unprecedent- ed changes have taken place in the country in the last decade. “Prime Min- ister Narendra Modi has forced political parties to change. Before 2014, during the time of Con- gress government, stories of corruption and scams were rampant in the country. Racism and ter- rorism were rampant at that time. But after Modi- ji became the Prime Min- ister, such audacity hap- pened only once, which was also given a befitting reply,” Sharma was ad- dressing the gathering present at the Pravasi Ra- jasthani Conference in Pune on Friday. He said that social service and national interest lies in the basic nature of Mar- waris. “Marwaris are connected to the founda- tion of national interest and the country is para- mount for them. The Lok Sabha elections of 2024 are very important to take India forward in the 21st century. Under the lead- ership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has become the 5th largest economy in the world and is moving towards the third position. With the leadership and dedi- cation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India will become the leader of the world,” he said. During this, CM Bha- jan Lal Sharma appealed to people to vote for BJP candidate Muralidhar Mohol from Pune Lok Sabha constituency to make him victorious. P8 Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma being greeted by BJP candidate Muralidhar Mohol from Pune Lok Sabha constituency on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done unprecedented work in bringing 25 crore people out of poverty, says CM Bhajan Lal Sharma C IN BRIEF Dabholkar murder case: 2 get life imprisonment Pune: A special court for UAPA cases in Maharash- tra’s Pune on Friday found Sachin Andure and Sharad Kalskar guilty in the Nar- endra Dabholkar murder case, while three other ac- cused, Virendra Tawde, Vikram Bhave Sanjeev Punalekar were acquitted of charges due to a lack of evidence after 11 years. India fully withdraws soldiers from Maldives New Delhi: India has withdrawn all its soldiers from Maldives ahead of the May 10 deadline set by President Mohamed Muizzu for the withdraw- al of the Indian military personnel. The President’s office told that the last batch of Indian soldiers has been repatriated. Devaraje detained in sex harassment case Bengaluru: The Karnata- ka Police on Friday de- tained BJP leader Devara- je Gowda near the state’s Chitradurga in connection with molestation, sexual harassment and an SC/ST case filed against him. The police registered the case against Gowda at a local police station in Hassan on April 1. First India Bureau Bijapur Atleast twelve Naxalites were killed in forests of restive Bijapur district on Friday in yet another fierce encounter between security personnel and Maoists, as the gun-battle continued. According to preliminary information, a team of security per- sonnel were out on search operation when an en- counter broke out with Naxalites in the morning near Pidia village in Gan- galoor region. Dantewa- da SP Gaurav Rai con- firmed that bodies of 12 Naxalites have been re- covered from the en- counter site so far. The encounter went on for eleven hours till evening with the forces now pre- paring to return. First India Bureau New Delhi Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court on Friday ordered framing of sexual harass- ment charges on May 21 against former Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in sexual har- a s s m e n t case filed by 6 female wrestlers. The court said it found sufficient material to frame charges in the 5 of 6 cases. While charges will be framed in Sec- tions 354, 354A of the IPC in 5 cases, charges will be framed under sec- tion 506 of IPC in 2 cas- es, 6th case against him has been dismissed. Chhattisgarh: 12 Naxalites killed in encounter Bhushan to be charged with sex harassment Every inch of PoK belongs to India, stresses Amit Shah Lord Parshuram was an expert in weapons: Birla Rahul Dravid to exit as India’s head coach: Jay First India Bureau Khunti UHM Amit Shah on Fri- day slammed Congress leader Mani Shankar Ai- yar for his remark ‘re- spect Pakistan remark or they’ll drop atom bomb’. Amit Shah further added that every inch of Paki- stan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) belonged to India and no force can snatch it. “Mani Shankar Aiyar is telling us to respect Pa- kistan as it possesses an atomic bomb. Few days ago, INDIA alliance leader Farooq Abdullah said do not talk about PoK as Pakistan has an atomic bomb. I want to tell the Congress and IN- DIA alliance that PoK belongs to India, no force can snatch it,” he said. P5 Chhavi Faujdar Jaipur On the auspicious occa- sion of Parshuram Jay- anti, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla participated at an event in Jaipur’s Ma- havir School on Friday. Addressing the gathering, Om Birla said that Lord Parshuram was an expert in weapons and scriptures and there is a need to un- derstand from his biogra- phy when to use weapons and when to use scrip- tures. “Youth will try to end dowry system, will control the food at wed- dings, will keep only 15 items to eat, will keep an eye on child marriage and will cooperate with the administration to end it. Emphasis was laid on not having banquets, ending evil practices,” he said. First India Bureau New Delhi/Mumbai The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary Jay Shah has confirmed that an adver- tisement to hire a new head coach will be re- leased soon. Rahul Drav- id, who has been Team India’s head coach since November 2021 and saw his contract being extend- ed after the conclusion of the 2023 ODIWorld Cup. But, it doesn’t look like Dravid is going to be handed an extension, with the board rolling out the advertisement for a new coach soon. Dravid’s current contract with the BCCI, as the head coach of the Indian team, runs out in June, when the In- dian team will also be involved in a T20 World Cup campaign. Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a public meeting ahead of polls in support of Arjun Munda in Khunti on Friday. LS Speaker Om Birla, Balmukund Acharya, Ramcharan Bohra, Manju Sharma, Sushil Sharma and others offer prayers and seek blessings of Lord Parshuram during an event in Jaipur on Friday. Jay Shah Rahul Dravid LET ARVIND KEJRIWAL CAMPAIGN FOR LS POLLS, IT WILL REMIND PEOPLE OF EXCISE SCAM, SAYS SHAH “This is not regular bail. It is an interim bail. He can campaign but every time he goes to campaign, people will be reminded of the excise scam,” Union Home Minister Amit Shah said in West Bengal’s Raniganj. RBI APPOINTS LAKSHMI KANTH RAO AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The RBI on Friday appointed R Lakshmi Kanth Rao as Executive Director. Rao was serving as Chief General Manager-in-Charge at RBI. BASELESS:ECWARNSKHARGE ONVOTERTURNOUTCHARGE Reacting to Mallikarjun Kharge’s letter to INDIA bloc over voter turnout data, EC has accused the Congress presi- dent of making baseless allegations. SUPREMECOURTGRANTSBAIL TOEX-MAHATOPCOPSHARMA The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to convicted former cop Pradeep Sharma in connection with Lakhanb- haiya fake police 2006 encounter case. AMRITPAL SINGH, LODGED IN PRISON, FILES HIS NOMINATION Khalistani separatist Amritpal Singh, who is lodged in Dibrugarh jail, filed his nomination from Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha constituency on Friday. NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY
  • 2. RAJASTHAN 02 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Saturday | May 11, 2024 HOUSING SHORTAGE FOR SENIOR OFFICERS Old MREC housing project faces hurdles Dr Rituraj Sharma Jaipur he Bhajan Lal government has initiated steps towards a housing scheme for officers grad- ed 8700 and above at the Old MREC in Gandhi Nagar. However, prog- ress has been slow, indi- cating the government’s uncertainty on the matter. The previous govt left the issue unresolved, but it has gained traction once again under the Bhajan Lal administration. Currently, 26 allottees from E Block have been instructed to vacate their residences, although they have been allotted alternative housing. However, due to issues with their new accom- modations, they are re- questing more time be- fore moving. The General Adminis- tration Department (GAD) has urged these allottees to vacate promptly but hasn’t granted an extension yet. The main challenge lies in getting these allottees to vacate voluntarily, as GAD prefers a non-con- frontational approach. One of the key prob- lems is the scarcity of housing for government employees, especially those in higher grades, with wait times ranging from 100 to 500 days. The original plan in- volved demolishing 39 houses at Old MREC to construct 298 flats across 6 blocks, primarily for officers with grades 8700 and above. First India Bureau Jaipur A speeding automobile wrecked near Jaipur’s Statue Circle on Friday. The car struck an elec- tricity pole while at- tempting to save a dog that appeared unexpect- edly on the road. The young man in the auto- mobile died even after the airbag was deployed. The accident officers Station officers took Panchnama’s action after receiving it in writing from the family members and handed over the body to them. Subhash Chand Bishnoi, SHO of the Ac- cident Police Station, stated that Jai Surolia (24) died in the accident. Jai was driving his car from Statue Circle at 4:45 a.m. on Friday. As per the family’s request, the police refrained from conducting a post-mor- tem examination hand- ed over the body to the relatives after completing the required formalities. First India Bureau Jaipur The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has ap- pointed Shantanu Jug- tawat,Advocate, as Spe- cial Public Prosecutor for the National Investi- gationAgency (NIA) for conducting cases before the Rajasthan High Court and Special Courts of NIA. The appointments to various Special Courts were made under the Na- tional Investigation Agency Act, 2008 (34 of 2008) and relevant sec- tions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, a Home Ministry notification said. Shan- tanu Jugtawat is an alum- nus of NLIU, Bhopal. He has been practicing be- fore the Hon’ble Su- preme Court of India and the Hon’ble High Court of Rajasthan since 2010. First India Bureau Sawai Madhopur In a distressing incident in the vicinity of Bairwa Basti, a village in the Khandar sub-division of Sawai Madhopur district, tragedy struck as an un- controlled tractor mowed down five women who were sitting under the shade of a tree by the roadside. All the women sustained injuries in the accident. After receiving primary treatment, three critically injured women were referred to the dis- trict hospital. First India Bureau Kota The Superintendent of Police in Kota, Amrita Duhan, has issued a strict directive against police officers creating reels while in uniform or at the police station during duty hours. This decision comes in response to nu- merous complaints re- ceived by SP Duhan re- garding such activities. In the directive, SP Amrita Duhan empha- sized that no police offi- cer should create reels while wearing their offi- cial uniform. Despite this directive, it has come to light that some Kota po- lice officers, including women officers, have been sharing reels on so- cial media platforms while in uniform. The directive also spe- cifically prohibits police officers in uniform from posting any footage on social media. Satyanarayan Sharma Jaipur In a determined effort to ensure the efficacy of the city’s night blockade measures,Additional Po- lice Commissioner Kun- war Rashtradeep has in- tensified monitoring ac- tivities over the past four days. His inspections, conducted from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. at various loca- tions across the city, have revealed concerning lapses in enforcement. During a recent obser- vation ride, Commis- sioner Rashtradeep noted significant instances of negligence and absence of police personnel in critical areas, leading to severe blockades at mul- tiple points throughout the city. Emphasizing the gravity of these over- sights, he underscored that there can be no toler- ance for negligence dur- ing the night blockade. Commissioner Rash- tradeep issued a stern warning, declaring that individuals found to be negligent in their duties will face strict conse- quences. This announce- ment underscores the Commissioner’s unwav- ering commitment to en- suring the safety. First India Bureau Jaipur Parts of Rajasthan expe- rienced change in weath- er on Friday also brining some relief to the people from hot weather. Jaipur experienced er- ratic weather as scorch- ing heat transitioned swiftly into dust storms, and then there were light showers in some parts of the city, including 22 Go- dam, Tonk Road, Civ- il Lines, bringing relief from the oppressive heat. Attributed to the West- ern Disturbance effect, the Meteorological Dept has issued an orange alert across 24 districts of the state. Regions such as Bi- kaner, Jhunjhunu, Churu, Sikar, Nagaur, Sriganga- nagar, Hanumangarh, Jai- pur,Dausa,Alwar,Bharat- pur, Dholpur, Karauli, Sawai Madhopur, Bhil- wara, Chittorgarh, Rajsa- mand, Udaipur, Pratap- garh, Tonk, Bundi, Baran, Kota, and Jhalawar are expected to experience wind speeds of 40 to 50 kilometers per hour, ac- companied by thunder- storms and lightning. FILE The roof of the car was completely damaged in the accident at Statue Circle in Jaipur on Friday. Shantanu Jugtawat Injured women during treatment in the district hospital. Additional Police Commissioner Kunwar Rashtradeep. The General Administration Department (GAD) has urged these allottees to vacate promptly but hasn’t granted an extension yet. The main challenge lies in getting these allottees to vacate voluntarily T The Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert across 24 districts of the state ORANGE ALERT ACROSS THE STATE WEATHERWHIPLASH Tourists take a stroll under the sun on a hot summer day at Nahargarh in Jaipur on Friday afternoon. NAIM KHAN INTENSIFIED MONITORING ACPKunwarcracksdown onnightblockadenegligence CRIME ROUNDUP ACB NABS STAFF IN EXCISE DEPARTMENT WHILE TAKING RS 7,000 BRIBE IN BARAN Baran: The ACB Bundi team apprehended the Excise Dept’s Jamadar while collecting a bribe of Rs 7,000 from the complainant late on Thursday night. ACB Director Gen- eral Dr. Ravi Prakash Mehrada stated that Excise Police PO Pramod Singh and Dhara Singh Jat Jamadar Excise had agreed to release the seized bike. AJMER DEV. AUTHORITY CREW ATTACKED DURING LAND CLEARANCE 70-YR-OLD MURDERED, GRANDSON ARRESTED IN DRUG-RELATED PLOT Ajmer: A case was filed against trespassers who at- tacked the Ajmer Develop- ment Authority crew. The team had gone to remove encroachment on govt land in Hathikheda. Patwari Anjana Kanwar submitted a report to the Ganj police station. A report of an attack on trespassers with sticks, rods, and an axe has been filed under different sec- tions. The investigation of the crime was handed over to ASI Harbhan Singh. Jaipur: A 70-year- old woman was found murdered in the Jhotwara police station area. Acting swiftly upon receiving the information, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Surendra Singh Ranawat rushed to the scene. Upon arrival, ACP Ranawat quickly dis- cerned that the crime was perpetrated by someone known to the victim. The vic- tim’s grandson and his ac- complice were apprehended and taken into custody. Jugtawattakescharge asSplProsecutorinNIA Police action saves 4 youths from abduction Railways general assistant dies by suicide in Ajmer First India Bureau Jaipur In a shocking incident, 4 youth were kidnapped in an area of Muhana. The youth were abducted from a t- point in Patra- kar colony by kidnappers who were in a scorpio bearing Haryana number plate. The kidnappers had come in 2 vehicles. After the information, police from Muhana po- lice station reached on the spot. Due to the po- lice tailing, kidnappers left all the four youth in Banskho of Bassi. First India Bureau Ajmer The General Assistant of Railways committed sui- cide by hanging himself at Ajmer. The deceased’s brother has accused a neighboring woman of blackmailing him. The event occurred at 10 p.m. in Dholabhata, theAlwar Gate police station re- gion of the city. Pradeep Kumar (31) lived onAbu Road and worked at the Ajmer DRM office. The preliminary investigation found that he had illegal contacts with a woman residing in the area. Speeding car collides with pole, driver dies trying to save dog Kota SP Amrita Duhan issues directive against reels in police uniform Car catches fire at OTS; 4 escape unhurt 5womencrushedbytractor, 3criticallyinjuredinSwmr First India Bureau Jaipur A car fire broke out at the OTS crossroads in Jaipur on Thursday night. Four people in a car jumped out to save their lives. According topolice,SunilSharma was driving the auto- mobile and his nephew Vaibhav was sitting in the adjacent seat. Em- ployees Sahil Shakti were sitting in the rear seat. Sahil and Shakti stated that as soon as they left the hotel with the automobile, they heard some distur- bance, but they did not pay much attention to it. They hit their brakes when they saw a red light in front of them. While starting, smoke rose from the car, and it caught fire. Smokes and flames erupt from the car in Jaipur. Grils cover their faces with scarves to protect themselves from the scorching sun, in Jaipur on Friday. SANTOSH SHARMA Duststorm engulfs Jaipur on a hot summer day on Friday. MUKESH KIRADOO
  • 3. RAJASTHAN 03 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Saturday | May 11, 2024 AKSHAYA TRITIYA PARSHURAM JAYANTI Religious festivity celebrated across Rajasthan First India Bureau Jaipur n the midst of Akshaya Tritiya fervor, devotees celebrated with reverence at various temples and gatherings in Jaipur and parts of the state. Special prayers and rituals com- menced in the morning at these temples. Meanwhile, at the re- vered Govind Dev Ji tem- ple in the city, sandal- wood paste was applied to Lord Krishna to pro- tect him from the heat. Additionally, services of a fountain were initiated to provide coolness to the deity. During this time, a large number of devotees gathered for darshan and offered wooden fans and seasonal fruits. In Mehandipur Balaji, ontheauspiciousoccasion ofAkshayaTritiya and the birth anniversary of Lord Parashuram, a sacred fes- tival was observed on fri- day. In this context, a golden attire had been adorned on Mehandipur Balaji Maharaj, and a spe- cial tableau of 56 delica- cies was arranged at tem- ple. A large number of devotees participated. On the other hand, on the occasion of Parshuram Jayanti, the life consecration of Lord Parshuram was done with full rituals on behalf of Sarva Brahmin Ma- hasabha in Jaipur at Pipaleshwar Mahadev Temple located at Kan- watiya Circle in Shastri Nagar. Regular worship of Lord Parshuram has been started here from Friday. Program coordi- nator Ashish Parashar said that on this occasion, 11 learned pundits conse- cratedtheLordwithVedic mantras as per the rituals. Akshaya tritiya was celebrated as ‘Utsav Chandan Yatra’ in Govind Devji temple in Jaipur on Friday. A procession was carried out on Parshuram Jayanti before pran prathistha event in Jaipur on Friday. I BloodBankin-chargeofJK LoneHospitalputonAPO Vikas Sharma Jaipur The state government has put Dr Satyendra Chaud- hary, in-charge of the blood bank, on APO (awaiting posting) with immediate effect in the plasma theft case at JK Lone Hospital, Jaipur. Additional Chief Secy of Medical and Health Dept, Shubhra Singh said on Friday that a case of plas- ma theft by a lab techni- cian had come to light in JK Lone Hospital. “Taking the matter se- riously, the state govern- ment suspended lab tech- nician Kishan Sahay Ka- taria and an FIR was registered. A committee was formed with imme- diate effect to investigate the matter. The commit- tee report stated that no recordings were found from the CCTV cameras of the blood bank. Out of the seven cameras, the wires of one camera in- stalled in the plasma store room were cut and other equipment was found to be tampered with,” Singh said. “The hospital adminis- tration was not even in- formed in this regard. Thesecircumstanceshave been considered suspi- cious. On the basis of the investigation report, the state government has de- clared blood bank in- charge Dr. Satyendra Choudhary guilty of in- difference towards work and supervisory negli- gence and has put him on APO with immediate ef- fect ,” she added while stating that, “Disciplinary action will be taken against Lab Technician Kishan Sahay Kataria and Dr Satyendra Chaudhary under CCA Rule-16” Action taken by ACS Health Shubhra Singh Plasma theft case RUHSofficiatingVCAgrawal takescharge;meetsOmBirla First India Bureau Jaipur Acting VC of RUHS Dr DhananjayAgrawal took charge on Friday in the Vice Chancellor’s office. During this, Principal of RUHS Medical College- Dr Vinod Joshi, Acting Principal of SMS Medi- cal College- Dr Deepak Maheshwari and SMS Superintendent Dr Sushil Bhati and many doctors were present. Although the Raj Bha- wan has put its stamp in the name of SMS’s senior nephrologist Dr Dhanan- jay Agrawal, but there is a big discussion among a section of doctors regard- ing this order. The dis- cussion is that on one hand doctors were re- moved from both admin- istrative posts in SMS, but on the other hand, how can the doctor who played an important role in transplant as Nephrol- ogy HOD in SSB be given the responsibility of acting VC? Meanwhile, Acting VC of RUHS Dhananjay Agrawal met Health Minister Gajendra Khim- sar with acting Principal of SMS Medical College, Dr Deepak Maheshwari, SMS Hospital Superin- tendent Dr Sushil Bhati. Minister Khimsar con- gratulated all doctors for their new responsibility. Moreover, Dhananjay Agrawal also met with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla as well along with other doctors. Water Resources Dept to work in mission mode for 1 month Vinod Singh Chouhan Jaipur The Department of Water Resources will work in mission mode for a month. Preparation for the pre-monsoon season has commenced with maintenance work on over 100 major dams in the state. ACS Water Resources, Abhay Kumar, has direct- ed officials to ensure no negligence in any im- provement work includ- ing gate maintenance. What’s noteworthy is that a report on maintenance ofmajordamswillbepre- pared and uploaded to the Central Water Commis- sion’s website, ensuring transparency in the state’s dam maintenance efforts. The maintenance work of the dams must be com- pleted before June 15. In addition to the PKC- ERCP project for drink- ing water management, the Bhajan Lal govt has initiated work on pro- viding water from Yamu- na to Shekhawati. Wires of CCTV camera were also found tampered in JK Lone. FILE Tigress ‘Rani’ with three new cubs in Nahargarh on Friday. Dhananjay Agrawal Good News: Tigress ‘Rani’ gives birth to 3 cubsinN’garhbiopark Sindhilanguagesyllabus willbemadeasperNEP National Education Policy Raj HC dismisses Excise Department order on liquor licence renewal First India Bureau Jaipur The High Court has canceled Excise Depart- ment’s order to renew the license of liquor shops for 3 months. A single bench of Justice Mahendra Go- yal gave this verdict on petitions of Krishna Shar- ma others on Friday. Furthrrmore, the de- partment has been in- structed to return the se- curity deposit of licensed shopkeepers within 4 weeks. If the amount is not returned within four weeks, this amount will have to be returned at the rate of 6 percent interest. In fact, on March 13, citing the code of con- duct, the Excise Depart- ment had renewed the li- censes of liquor shops (shops which had not bid for the financial year 2024-25) for 3 months. Nirmal Tiwari Jaipur Three tiger cubs have been born in Nahar- garh Biological Park. Interestingly, two of these cubs are normal and one is white in colour. Therefore, the birth of a white tiger in Rajasthan is a rare event. Tiger’s colour is white due to lack of pheomelanin and for a white tiger to be born, genes for pheomela- nin deficiency should be present in both par- ents. The tigress ‘Rani’ that gave birth to the cubs was born in Nandan Kanan in Odisha while her mate ‘Shivaji’ was born in Gwalior. White tigers have been born in both the states. However, till now most of the white tigers in the country are born in captivity. The birth of these cubs has strengthened the call of wildlife lovers that interstate translocation is neces- sary to increase the gene pool of tigers in the state. Perhaps with the birth of this white cub, the forest depart- ment would work quickly towards trans- location. For this, ti- gers could be brought from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand soon so that the gene pool of tigers in the state can be increased. First India Bureau New Delhi Rajasthan Legislative As- sembly Speaker Vasudev Devnani participated in the executive meeting of NationalSindhiLanguage Development Council, run under the Union Min- istryofEducation,inNew Delhi on Friday. During the meeting, Devnani said that syllabus of Sindhi language taught to chil- dren will be prepared in accordance with new Na- tional Education Policy. For this, a committee has been formed which will complete work within a month submit report to NationalSindhiLanguage Development Council. Devnani said that in the executive meeting, the ‘Sindhi Language Learn- ing Course Scheme’ run bytheCouncil,‘Voluntary Organization Schemes’ being run for the uplift- ment of Sindhi language as well as the Publication Scheme related to Sindhi language were reviewed and after discussing, new suggestions were put be- fore the council members. Critical ABG tests plagued by negligence in SMS hospital First India Bureau Jaipur The ABG tests conduct- ed for ICU patients are facing issues in SMS hospital. Negligence Continues in vital tests for ill patients . Notably ABG Test is essential for every patient in ICU, arterial blood gas test reveals oxygen levels in blood and there are more than half a dozen ICUs Operating on First Floor of Hospital. There are also dedicated ma- chines for ABG Tests in medical ICU. However, arrange- ments for the ABG Test are suspended on a regu- lar basis. Sometimes there are some issues, such as shortage of tech- nical people. In such a situation, the relatives and family members bring the sample of the patient for a test. It is also noteworthy that in many seriously ill patients, ABG needs to be done 3-4 times in a day. Jolly LLB-3: Plea filed to dismiss case; another case filed in Kekri First India Bureau Ajmer A hearing took place at theAjmer North Court on Friday regarding the al- leged objectionable por- trayal and dialogues con- cerning judges and law- yers in film “Jolly LLB- 3”. Actor Akshay Kumar, Arshad Warsi, and film producer Subhash pre- sented their lawyers in court and filed a plea for dismissal of the case. The three petitions filed by the actors, along with the railways and lawyers, will now be heard on the 18th of this month. Advocate Rajiv Bharadwaj informed that a hearing was held at the AjmerNorthCourtonFri- day, where all the lawyers were present in court.Ac- tor Akshay Kumar, Ar- shad Warsi, and film pro- ducer Subhash were rep- resented by senior advo- cate Madhavamitra Shar- ma in Ajmer. He filed a plea for dismissal of the case.Thejudgehassched- uled a hearing for all three petitions on May 18th. Meanwhile, another case has been filed in Bandan- wara in Kekri. Adv Man- ish Chimpa filed a plea. Lawyers outside Ajmer court on Friday. ONEMOREHELDINORGAN TRANSPLANTNOCCASE There has been yet another arrest in the infamous organ transplace fake No Objection Certificate (NOC) case. Police have arrested a nursing staff of Fortis hospital Bhanu Lavvan- shi. He was constantly in touch with the middle- men and used to assist in illegal organ transplants. It is noteworthy that till now 10 accused have been arrested by police in this case which shook the medical health system of the state. Vasudev Devnani others during the meeting of National Sindhi Language Development Council in New Delhi on Friday. PilottrainingstartsatKishangarhairport High Court orders both parties to plant trees Shubham Jain Ajmer Now the dream of becom- ing a pilot will be fulfilled in marble city Kishangarh as well as training to be- come a pilot started from Friday at KishangarhAir- port. Students can be- come pilots by taking flight training from Kis- hangarh Airport in 10 months. The function of Avyanna Aviation Flying Institute was organized at Ajmer Road Sarvodaya KPS City. Six special air- craft from America will reach Kishangarh to pro- vide training to the stu- dents at Flying Institute. The initiation of the program was done by cut- ting the ribbon of the hangar of Avyanna Avia- tion Flying Academy at Kishangarh Airport by Airport Director BLMee- na and his wife Meera Meena. With this the pro- gram was formally started by lighting the lamp. In his address, the airport di- rector said that man al- ways dreams of flying in the blue sky. “According to Hindu religion, there is information about the ex- istence of PushpakViman during the time of Lord Ram. Only students be- tween the age of 17 to 32 years can participate in this academy. At present, 7 aircraft are coming here for training,” he said. Shardul Seth, Director, Avyanna Aviation, said that our academy has emerged as a premier in- stitute ready to set new standards in flight train- ing with a strong commit- ment towards innovation, safety and efficiency. “As the demand for skilled aviators continues to grow, Avyanna Aviation Academy plays an impor- tant role by offering com- prehensive, state-of-the- art training programs de- signed to meet the needs of aspiring pilots at every level,”, he said. First India Bureau Jaipur In the case related to ap- plying sandalwood on picture of Krishnanand ji in the temple, Rajasthan High Court gave impor- tant orders to both the parties in the case and ordered to plant 50 trees and take care of them till the case is settled. The orders have been given to plant 25-25 trees in the temple premises in a month and take care of them. Further, the court asked to present photo- graphs of trees till the disposal of case going on in trial court and has asked to present photo- graphs of these trees in court every year in the first week of July. The Single bench of Justice Anup Kumar Dhandh gave important orders in the HC and said, “Plant- ing trees will increase the faith of the parties to- wards God and nature.” Govt put Blood Bank in-charge Dr Satyendra Chaudhary on APO Shardul Seth and Bhargavi Bhargav addressing during the event in Kishangarh on Friday. SANTOSH SHARMA
  • 4. s the Indian P r e m i e r L e a g u e (IPL) 2024 hurtles to- wards its grand finale, the intensity of the competi- tion is palpable. With just a fortnight remaining, teams are leaving no stone unturned in the quest to secure coveted spots in the Top Four. It’s been excit- ing cricket so far and last week’s upheaval at the top, with Kolkata Knight Rid- ers (KKR) dethroning Ra- jasthan Royals (RR) from the Number 1 spot, under- scores the value of each win in this tournament. For Rajasthan Royals, the setback of losing their top position serves as a wake-up call, of not be- coming too complacent. They have been the domi- nant team in the entire IPL and would like to further consolidate their position at the top with wins in the three remaining games. Meanwhile, KKR are basking in the glory of their ascent and have been phenomenal in recent games.Both teams seem poised to finish among the Top Two for the playoffs. Their stellar performances have set them apart from the competition, position- ing them as formidable contenders for the title. The road to the playoffs, however, is still full of chal- lenges, and for the other teams in the fray, every match is now a do-or-die battle. With the race for the knockout stage heating up, we take a look at the top 6 teams and their scenarios for entering the playoffs. Currently, RR and KKR sit pretty with 16 points and have Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) following on their heels with 14 points but with an extra game played. Then 3 teams are tied at 12 points - Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capi- tals (DC) and Lucknow Su- perGiants (LSG). Interestingly, with 8 wins out of 11 games, even RR and KKR are not en- tirely in the safe zone yet. With a maximum potential of 22 points, a single win would seal the deal for them, solidifying their po- sition in the top four. Neck and neck with KKR in terms of points but trailing slightly due to net run rate differentials, Rajasthan Royals would be keen to clinch their playoff spot but their upcoming match- es against tough opponents like Chennai Super Kings, Punjab Kings, and KKR will test their mettle. Despite a recent surge in form, SRH finds itself with 14 points from 12 games. While their net run rate re- ceivedaboostaftera strong show against Lucknow Su- per Giants, they still need to secure at least 18 points to ensure qualification. However, favourable out- comes in matches involv- ing Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants could see them through with just 16 points as well. In the hunt for the elu- sive fourth playoff spot, CSK needs to win all their remaining games to avoid any last-minute heart- break. With 12 points from 11 games, they must navi- gate past opponents like Gujarat Titans, Rajasthan Royals, and Royal Chal- lengers Bengaluru to keep their playoff dreams alive. Direct contenders for a playoff berth, both DC and LSG find themselves level on points with 12 each from 12 games. Their up- coming clash looms large as a potential decider for their playoff fate. While DC aims to secure a safe passage with 16 points and hopes for CSK’s misfor- tune, LSG needs to bolster their net run rate and se- cure at least 14 points to stay in contention. Unfortunately, for the Royal Challengers Bengal- uru (RCB) fans, there is verylittlehopeoftheirteam making it into the top 4. Their chances hinge on first winning their remaining matches with big margins and then hoping for other results to go their way. It’s a similar story with Gujarat Titans, while Mumbai Indi- ans and Punjab Kings are already eliminated. One defining feature of this year’s tournament has been the prolific run-scor- ing spree witnessed in most matches. The emer- gence of a record 200+ to- tals than ever before in IPL history is a testament to the explosive batting talent on display. From blistering centuries to audacious stroke play, batsmen have showcased their prowess with unparalleled ferocity. While they might have de- lighted the spectators, it has left the bowlers grap- pling for answers and most experts are worried that the game has tilted a tad too heavily against bowlers. In the upcoming fort- night, as the final count- down to the playoffs sharpens, most players will also have one eye firmly on the T20 World Cup which begins just a week after the IPL. As such, some players from foreign countries will leave even before the playoffs begin. While it will be a huge dent to the franchises, it presents a fine opportunity for Indian youngsters. As fans brace themselves for the climax to this pulsating season, anything can hap- pen in this final phase for the only constant in IPL is the thrilling uncertainty of the glorious game! THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL TOP TWEETS SPIRITUAL SPEAK You have a right to perform your prescribed duties, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your actions! BHAGAVAD GITA COUNTDOWN TO PLAYOFFS In the upcoming fortnight, as the final countdown to the playoffs sharpens, most players will also have one eye firmly on the T20 World Cup which begins just a week after the IPL. As such, some players from foreign countries will leave even before the playoffs begin. While it will be a huge dent to the franchises, it presents a fine opportunity for Indian youngsters. As fans brace themselves for the climax to this pulsat- ing season, anything can happen in this final phase for the only constant in IPL is the thrilling uncertainty of the glorious game! RACEFORPLAYOFFSHEATS UPASTEAMSBATTLETO GRABTOPSPOTSINIPL2024 Interestingly, with 8 wins out of 11 games, even RR and KKR are not entirely in the safe zone yet. With a maximum potential of 22 points, a single win would seal the deal for them, solidifying their position in the top four. Neck and neck with KKR in terms of points but trailing slightly due to net run rate differentials, Rajasthan Royals would be keen to clinch their playoff spot but their upcoming matches against tough opponents like Chennai Super Kings, Punjab Kings, and KKR will test their mettle IN-DEPTH ARVIND KEJRIWAL GETS BAIL, BUT WILL HE GET VOTES IN DELHI NOW CUT DOWN ON CARBS AND PROTEIN POWDER am Aadmi Party has got a shot in the arm. The Supreme Court allowed the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal interim bail till June 1 at the end of which he will have to surrender. INDI Alliance feels buoyed by the bail order but the BJP looks at it as parole for Delhi chief minister as he is yet to be absolved of charges in the liquor scam. For the “interim period” it must be viewed as a huge relief. The assumption is that the bail order would allow the AAP leader to start campaigning in Delhi and Punjab and that is what his rudderless party needed. Kejriwal’s bail raises questions about Hemant Soren, another sitting chief minister languishing in jail on corruption charges. Congress hopes that he too will get justice on the same grounds as Kejriwal. Kejriwal may now feel charged up and get into campaign mode immediately but what impact he will have on voters may be difficult to predict. A he dietary guidelines provided by the Na- tional Institute of Nutrition, headquartered in Hyderabad, should be regarded as a de- finitive resource for individuals seeking a well- rounded diet. Instead of relying on information ob- tained from search engines like Doctor Google, refer- ring to these guidelines can ensure a more informed and balanced approach to nutrition. The ready reckoner contains information about right nutrients to be consumed by infants, children, teenag- ers and adults, including mothers. Notable among the guidelines is one on infants.After the hullabaloo over high sugar content in Cerelac the NIN pre- scribed only breast milk, not even honey, water and diluted milk for six months. After six months are over, home-made complementary food should be preferred over tinned baby foods, say the guide- lines. Equally important is its guideline on protein, especially protein powder which swamped the markets due to the muscle-building craze among men. Milk and whey pro- tein powders became popular almost over- night. The NIN ad- vises that protein intake in excess could damage the kidney and lead to mineral loss in bones. Protein contains amino acids which are called building blocks and are needed for building and repair of mus- cles and bones. But its daily requirement is limited. The NIN emphasizes the importance of a balanced and nourishing diet, rich in cereals, fruits, vegetables, milk and dairy products, oilseeds, pulses, millets, fish, eggs, lean meat, and chicken. This dietary ap- proach aims to fulfill the body’s needs for essential vitamins, minerals, protein and micronutrients. Si- multaneously, it advises against the consumption of processed foods and excessive intake of sugar and salt to maintain optimal health. T The NIN advises that protein intake in excess could damage the kidney and lead to mineral loss in bones. Protein contains amino acids which are called building blocks and are needed for building and repair of muscles and bones. But its daily requirement is limited A Heartiest congratulations to the remarkable achievers of Bharat, honoured with the #PadmaAwards by the President of India. Under the Modi Govt, these accolades have evolved into a testament to the people’s reverence for selfless service, acknowledging their relentless dedication to the betterment of society. My best wishes to all for their continued noble endeavours. Smriti Z Irani (Modi Ka Parivar) @smritiirani I will always be indebted to the hard work done by all the devoted workers with family spirit to make the BJP victorious in the Porbandar Lok Sabha elections. I express my gratitude to the workers and people for their love and cooperation. May we all continue to serve the people together and make Porbandar reach new dimensions of development. Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (मोोदीी काा परि�वाार) @mansukhmandviya l Vol 5 l Issue No. 334 l RNI NO. RAJENG/2019/77764. Printed and published by Anita Hada Sangwan on behalf of First Express Publishers. Printed at Bhaskar Printing Press, D.B. Corp Limited, Shivdaspura, Tonk Road, Jaipur. Published at 304, 3rd Floor, City Mall, Bhagwan Das Road, C-Scheme, Jaipur-302001, Rajasthan. Phone 0141-4920504. l Editor-In-Chief: Dr Jagdeesh Chandra l Managing Editor: Pawan Arora l Editor: Anita Hada Sangwan responsible for selection of news under the PRB Act PERSPECT VE 04 Jaipur, Saturday | May 11, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Siddhaarth Mahan The writer is a specialist on Sports and Cinema who works as an actor in the Hindi film industry
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  • 6. INDIA 05 Jaipur, Saturday | May 11, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS Yogi Adityanath flays ‘sympathisers of terrorists’ First India Bureau Gorakhpur oming down strongly on the Samajwadi Par- ty and the Congress for theirleaders’statementson the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Fridaylaunchedascathing attack against them. At an election rally fol- lowing the nomination of MP and BJP candidate Ravi Kishan Shukla in Gorakhpur’s Mahant Dig- vijaynath Park, Yogi con- demned the Samajwadi Party and Congress for their remarks regarding theconstructionoftheShri Ram temple in Ayodhya. Yogi expressed disdain for Opposition leaders who, he claimed, had ini- tially appeared disheart- ened but had now begun commenting on Lord Ram and the Ram tem- ple. He denounced those who deemed the temple as ‘useless’ and ques- tioned its public benefit, suggesting that such sen- timents stem from sup- port for terrorists. Highlighting the need for stringent measures against terrorism, Yogi suggestedthathadtheOp- position, during their ten- ure, taken firm action against those responsible for terrorist attacks on Ram Janmabhoomi, inci- dents like the attacks on the Sankatmochan Tem- pleanddistrictcourtcould have been prevented. Heunderscoredthecon- sequences of leniency to- wardsterrorism,citingloss of thousands of lives. He proclaimed that with the completionofthreephases of LS polls, Opposition had effectively admitted defeat, with Congress, SP, and BSP all acknowledg- ing their impending loss. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath greets the supporters with BJP candidate from Gorakhpur seat Ravi Kishan during the public meeting for the Lok Sabha polls, in Gorakhpur on Friday. ANI C YOGI OFFERS PRAYERS AT GORAKNATH TEMPLE Gorakhpur: On the auspicious occa- sion of Akshaya Tritiya, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performed Rudrabhishek at the Gorakhnath temple and offered prayers to Lord Shiva for the well-being and prosperity of people of the state. He also extended heartfelt wishes to the people on Akshaya Tritiya. ‘I AM BACK’ SAYS KEJRIWAL Agencies New Delhi DelhiCMandAamAadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal was released from Tihar Jail on Friday evening, hours after the Supreme Court granted himaninterimbailtocam- paign for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Soon after reaching his official residence, Arvind Kejriwaladdressedalarge gatheringofAAPsupport- ers and said “I am back”. “It feels nice to be in front of you all. I told you that I would return soon. I am back,”Arvind Kejri- wal clad in an olive t- shirt said to the cheers of his party workers. “I want to thank all of you. You gave me your blessings. I want to thank the judges of the Su- preme Court, it is be- cause of them that I am in front of you. We have to save the country from dictatorship,” he added. 23% booths for 4th phase highly sensitive in WB Agencies Kolkata Over 23 per cent of total booths in eight Lok Sab- ha seats in West Bengal going for polls in the fourth phase on May 13 are highly sensitive, as per the office of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO). Sources said that in the fourth phase, the eight Lok Sabha constituencies have 15,507 booths, of which 3,647 (23.51 per cent) are highly sensitive. These eight constitu- encies are Baharampur in Murshidabad dist, Birb- hum and Bolpur in Birb- hum dist, Krishnanagar and Ranaghat in Nadia district, Bardhaman-Pur- ba in East Burdwan dis- trict, and Bardhaman- Durgapur and Asansol in West Burdwan district. Rahul, Akhilesh, Sanjay Singh address 1st joint rally of I.N.D.I.A. bloc Agencies Kannauj Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Samajwadi Party chiefAkhileshYadav and AAP MP Sanjay Singh addressed their first joint rally of I.N.D.I.A. bloc here on Friday. They appealed to the people to vote I.N.D.I.A. bloc to power and listed all that they proposed to do for the people if they win. Rahul said that one woman in every family would get Rs 1 lakh eve- ry year till the family rises above the poverty line. He promised to in- crease MNREGA wages and ensure apprentice- ships for the youth. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, AAP leader Sanjay Singh and others in Kannauj, on Friday. ANI “Noonecanendyour reservation,”Rajnath assuresJ’khandtribals ANI Dumka (Jharkhand) Defence Minister Ra- jnath Singh on Friday tore into the Opposition for alleging that the BJP was going to end reserva- tions. He assured the trib- als that no one could end their reservation. He was campaigning in the Dum- ka constituency, where he rejected the Opposi- tion’s allegations. “The Opposition false- ly accuses the BJP of ending reservation. But I say that I will never let reservation end. I give assurance to the people of the tribal society that no one can end your res- ervation,” he said. Rajnath Singh with Jharkhand BJP chief Babulal Marandi and party candidate Sita Soren at a rally, in Dumka, on Friday. PTI India should respect Pak as it has atom bomb: Aiyar Agencies New Delhi After Sam Pitroda’s con- troversial statements, an- other Congress leader M a n i Shankar Ai- yar has trig- gered a fresh row by say- ing that “In- dia should respect Paki- stan as it has atom bomb”. In an interview that has gone viral now,Aiyar says, “India should give respect to Pakistan as it has an atom bomb! If we don’t give them respect, they’ll think of using an atom bomb against India. India showing muscular policy should not forget that Pakistan also has muscle (atom bomb) at Kahuta (Rawalpindi).” BJP spokesperson She- hzad Poonawalla flayed Aiyar’sremarksonIndia’s relations with Pakistan. Accusing the Congress of maintainingclosetieswith Pakistan,hesaid,“Despite Pakistan’s involvement in terrorist activities against India, Aiyar talks about respecting them.” He asserted that Ai- yar’s remarks exemplify Congress’ongoing affin- ity toward Pakistan, a na- tion known for harbour- ing and supporting ter- rorists targeting India. CONG DISSOCIATES ITSELF FROM AIYAR’S REMARKS New Delhi: The Congress today distanced itself from senior party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar’s remarks that India should respect Pakistan so that they don’t drop an atom bomb on us. Pawan Khera said in a post on X, “Mr Aiyer does not speak for the party in any capacity whatsoever.” I.N.D.I.A. BLOC LOST ITS, WISDOM, SAYS SHIVRAJ CHOUHAN Bhopal: Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday took a jibe at the Opposi- tion I.N.D.I.a. bloc over veteran Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar’s remarks on Pakistan saying leaders of the I.N.D.I. alliance lost their intelligence and wisdom. Union HM Amit Shah at a rally in Majhdia, in Nadia dist, on Friday. West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar is also seen. PTI Mamata’s govt is most corrupt in India: Amit Shah First India Bureau Ranaghat (West Bengal) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday termed the Mamata Ba- nerjee-led TMC govt as the most corrupt in India. At a rally here, Shah said the TMC’s support base relies heavily on in- filtrators and reiterated the government’s com- mitment to implementing the CAA and granting Indian citizenship to Mat- ua community refugees. Highlighting the Op- position’s stance on the CAA and establishment of Ram Lalla temple in Ayodhya, Shah said de- spite resistance from par- ties like Congress, TMC, and the Left, these initia- tives were successfully realised due to the sup- port of voters, leading to Narendra Modi’s re-elec- tion as PM in 2019. Hedetailedvariouscor- ruptionallegationsagainst the Mamata Banerjee govt, ranging from ration scams to coal infiltration and cattle smuggling. He also criticised the govern- ment’s handling of issues such as teacher appoint- ments and the discovery of illicit funds at a minis- ter’s residence. SHAH: TMC STANDS FOR ‘TUSHTIKARAN, MAFIA, CORRUPTION’ Kolkata: Union HM Amit Shah on Friday asserted that the TMC stood for “tushtikaran (appeasement), mafia and corruption”, while criticising WB CM Mamata Banerjee for “remaining silent” on the Sandeshkhali issue. Shah said the women of Sandeshkhali were “tortured on the basis of religion” and that the BJP “would not spare a single culprit as they would be thrown behind bars”. PRIME MINISTER IN TELANGANA CONG ANTI-HINDU, DOESN’T CARE ABOUT COUNTRY: MODI First India Bureau Hyderabad Inascathingattackagainst the Congress regarding reservations,PrimeMinis- ter Narendra Modi on Fri- day asserted that the party holds an “anti-Hindu” stance and is well aware that religion-based reser- vationsareunconstitution- al. Speaking at an election rallyintheMahabubnagar Lok Sabha constituency, Modi accused the Con- gressscion,RahulGandhi, of initiating his campaign with grand gestures but losing momentum as elec- tions drew near. Modi went on to accuse Gandhiofperpetuatingso- cietaldiscordbyendorsing divisive factions, insinuat- ing connections with what hereferredtoasthe‘tukde- tukde gang’. He indirectly referenced recent contro- versial remarks made by Congress leader Sam Pitroda, alleging that Gan- dhi’s advisors harbor prej- udiced views, exemplified by derogatory remarks about the appearance of South Indian people. Modi further con- demned Congress for what he labeled as its “animosity” toward Hin- duism and its traditions, citing instances where individuals associated with the party criticized the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya and the celebration of Ram Navami. He ex- pressed dismay over at- tempts to delegitimise Hindu practices, insinu- ating that Congress aims to marginalize Hindus within their own country. Taking aim at the Con- gress-led govt in Telan- gana, Modi criticised the imposition of what he cryptically referred to as the “double R (RR) tax”, without naming anyone. Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP and NDA leaders during a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Hyderabad on Friday. PTI PM MODI PAYS TRIBUTES TO BASAVESHWARA New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi on Friday paid tributes to Basaveshwara, a 12th century revered statesman, poet and philosopher, on his birth anniversary. Modi said on ‘X’, “I pay homage to Jagadguru Basaveshwara on the special occasion of Basava Jayanthi. His ideals illuminate millions of lives. We are working towards fulfilling his dreams of a just and prosperous society.” In separate posts, the Prime Minister also greeted people on the auspicious occa- sion of Akshaya Tritiya and the birth anniversary of saint Parshuram. He noted that Akshaya Tritiya is a very auspicious day in Odisha and for the great Odia culture. Congress wants to make Hindus second-class citizens in their own country. Are they talking about vote jihad because of this? NARENDRA MODI, Prime Minister
  • 7. INDIA 06 Jaipur, Saturday | May 11, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Ahmedabad school bomb threat case reveals Pakistan link Ahmedabad: The local police said on Friday that they have detected a ‘Pak link’ days after several schools in Guj’s largest city received bomb threat emails. The emails were traced back to a person, Tohik Li- yakat, who was operat- ing under the name Ahmed Javed. Leopardess beaten to death by villagers in UP’s Pilibhit district Pilibhit: A three-year- old leopardess was killed by village locals with sticks sharp- edged agriculture tools after it attacked them while they were work- ing in their agricultural fields, a forest official said. 3 people suffered injuries in attack by fe- line, forest official said. A SIGH OF RELIEF Heavy rain in Bengaluru to ease water concerns Agencies Bengaluru he heavy rain for the past 48 hours here has provided relief to resi- dents from the soaring temperatures and also al- leviated water availabil- ity concerns. The city had been fac- ing a water crisis for sev- eral months. Certain ar- eas of Bengaluru, par- ticularly its tech corridor, were severely affected by the crisis. The state government had adopted stringent measures to en- sure uninterrupted water supply.More than half of Bengaluru’s borewells had dried up. The capital city experienced its dri- est April in 41 years. But, now after the heavy rain, authorities are optimistic that the borewells will be re- charged, effectively mit- igating the crisis. (BBMP), heavy rain on Thursday night led to up- rooting of about 70 trees. T YELLOW ALERT FOR HEAVY SHOWERS New Delhi: India’s Silicon Valley, Benga- luru, is currently expe- riencing severe rains. The India Meteorologi- cal Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for the city and predicted more rains in the coming hours. IMD has also predicted light rains alongside hail- storms, thunderstorms, and breezes in Pune and Mumbai in the fol- lowing 25 hours. IN BRIEF MP: Cops find wads of banknotes from house, counting on Bhopal: Police recov- ered wads of currency notes from a residence at Pant Nagar in Bho- pal, cops informed. The accused house owner, identified as Kailash Khatri, claimed to be in business of money ex- change. On being ques- tioned, The money is still being counted, in- formed police officials. Suspected thief falls from terrace in South East Delhi, dies New Delhi: A suspected thief died after falling from terrace of a house in southeast Delhi after a woman raised an alarm when he attempted to enter home for theft. On Thursday, a PCR call was received at Jamia Nagar police station re- garding a male dead body lying in a street at Batla House, cops said. Man held for kidnap and sexual assault of minor in South Delhi Agencies New Delhi An eight-year-old child was kidnapped and sexu- ally assaulted by a 28-year-old man in South Delhi, police informed on Friday. The accused has been arrested. The offender was identified as Arjun, also known as Umar, a resident ofAnd- heria Modh in the Meh- rauli region. Police say that on May 6, around 3 pm, Kotla Mubarakpur police station received a PCR call about the kidnapping of an eight-year-old child. Man stabbed to death by robbers, three held New Delhi: A man was stabbed to death by three youths in a rob- bery bid in northeast Delhi’s Harsh Vihar area, an official said, adding that they have arrested trio accused. The accused were iden- tified as Suraj, Rohit a.k.a Rayata, Major. People enjoy their walk as it rains heavily in Bangalore, on Friday. ANI Residents of Dhaiya struggle to commute through a waterlogged road due to heavy showers at IIT ISM road in Dhanbad. PTI ANI Rudraprayag As the portals of one of the country's holiest sites, Kedarnath Dham, opened for devotees after a gap of six months, the first puja was performed in the name of Prime Min- ister Narendra Modi. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, who pre- sided over the puja after the ceremonial opening of the doors of Shri Ke- darnath Dham temple, welcomed all devotees and prayed for a safe and fulfilling journey for all embarking on the Char Dham pilgrimage. Speaking to ANI on Friday, CM Dhami said, The devotees and pil- grims from across the country and beyond wait for this pilgrimage every year. That pious day is upon us today as the por- tals of Kedarnath Dham have been thrown open. The devotees and pil- grims have arrived here in large numbers and all necessary arrangements have been made for them. I extend my greetings to all of them. Upon its cer- emonial opening, the first puja at Kedarnath Dham was performed in the name of PM Modi.” FirstpujaatKedarnathperformed innameofPMModi,saysCMDhami UttarakhandCMPushkarSinghDhamiattheKedarnathTempleafteritsportalsopenedfordevotees, marking the start of the ‘Char Dham Yatra’ in Kedarnath, on Friday. PTI Portals were opened with rituals after the six-month hiatus Spiritual Trail Heartiest con- gratulations on the commence- ment of the sacred Char Dham Yatra in Devb- hoomi Uttarakhand. The pilgrimage to the four holy shrines, including Baba Kedarnath Dham, is a spiritual and cultural journey for devotees, providing renewed energy to their faith and devotion. I extend my best wishes to all the devotees and pilgrims embarking on this jour- ney. Jai Baba Bholenath! Narendra Modi @narendramodi Domestic air traffic marginally came down in April: ICRA Agencies Chennai The domestic air pas- senger traffic last month marginally came down to about 132.8 lakh from about 133.7 lakh logged in March 2024, said ICRA in a research report. ICRA report also said the domestic aviation industry is likely to close FY25 with a net loss of Rs 30-40 billion in FY2025. According to the report, the April 2024 domestic air pas- senger traffic was higher by about 3.1 per cent on a year-on-year (YoY) basis and by about 21 % than pre-Covid levels. For FY2024, domes- tic air passenger traffic was about 154 million with YoY growth of about 13 per cent, in line with its es- timates, ICRA said. The domestic air pas- senger traffic in FY2024, thus, surpassed pre-Cov- id levels of about 142 million in FY2020. For FY2024, international passenger traffic for In- dian carriers stood at about 296.8L, a YoY growth of about 24%, and higher than pre- COVID levels of about 227.3 lakh by 30%. Domestic aviation sees increased pricing power, reflected in higher yields and RASK-CASK spread over pre- COVID levels Vice- Admiral Bhalla is Chief of Personnel of Indian Navy ANI New Delhi Vice- Admiral Sanjay Bhalla, AVSM, NM, has officially assumed the role of COP of Indian Navy as of May 10, 2024. His commission into the Navy dates back to Jan- uary 1, 1989, m a r k i n g over three decades of distinguished service across various capacities. Vice Admiral Bhalla’s career is noted for his specialization in Com- munication and Electron- ic Warfare, having com- pleted an advanced course early in his tenure. His operational expertise was honed aboard sev- eral frontline warships, leading to multiple com- mand positions including INS Nishank, INS Tara- giri, and INS Beas. Himachal Pradesh: 800 GPs TB free, self-help groups join drive ICG,Hindalcoinkdealforsupply ofmarinegradealuminium Agencies Dharamshala “About 800 Gram Pan- chayats have been found TB-free in Himachal Pradesh after verification of the standards set in the TB Free Gram Panchayat in 2024,” Dr Gopal Beri, Director Health Services, said. All these Gram Panchayats will be hon- oured soon , he said. Dr Gopal Beri, said this while addressing a work- shop organised in Zonal Hospital Dharamshala under the TB Free Himachal Campaign. He requested the self- help groups to go to rural areas and make society aware of TB disease so that it can be eradicated. Dr Beri said active participation of people is required in tuberculosis eradication. “Through the Jan Jagran Abhiyan, the misconceptions about TB disease among the people have to be elimi- nated,” said Dr Beri. Agencies New Delhi The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has signed an MoU with Hindalco In- dustries for manufactur- ing and supply of marine- grade aluminium to the country’s public and pri- vate shipyards for the construction of ships, a PIB press release said. As per agreement, the ICG will provide quar- terly pricing, priority in supplies, and turnover discount to private com- panies. The ICG fleet consists of 67 ships with aluminium hull construc- tion and is planning to add more such vessels in the near future.The ma- rine-grade aluminium will be used for construc- tion of ships that will be operating in shallow wa- ters. Dy Director Gener- al, ICG IG HK Sharma, and CEO, Nilesh Koul signed the agreement. Agencies New Delhi NHAI has taken strict ac- tion and debarred toll op- erator M/s Riddhi Siddhi Associates for an inci- dent of assault and mis- behaviour with National Highway users at Sir- mandi Toll Plaza on Am- ritsar-Jamnagar section in Rajasthan, according to an official statement issued on Friday. NHAI has blacklisted the toll operator after an incidentofassaultandmis- behaviour by the employ- ees of the toll operating agencywithhighwayusers at SirmandiToll Plaza was reported on May 5. The Authority has debarred M/s Riddhi Siddhi Associates for a period of three months from the list of pre-qual- ified bidders, according to an NHAI statement. NHAI had issued a 'show cause' notice to the firm over the inci- dent and the reply sub- mitted by the toll operat- ing agency was not found to be satisfactory. It was noted that in to- tal violation of contrac- tual provisions and NHAI Standing Operat- ing Procedure. NHAI blacklists firm operating toll plaza Misconduct with Highway Users Dr Gopal Beri said active participation of people ans well as awareness is required in tuberculosis eradication programme. Officials of Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and Hindalco Industries Ltd during the signing of an MoU between ICG and Hindalco Industries on Friday. PTI Celebrating traditions... A priest arranges mangoes around the idol of Mumba Devi on the occasion of ‘Akshaya Tritiya’, at Mumbai Devi Temple, in Mumbai, Friday. (Inset) A woman at a jewellery shop on the occasion of the Akshaya Tritiya festival in Nagpur, on Friday. PTI
  • 8. MATTER OF PRIDE ‘Bharat Parv’at 77th Cannes Film Festival PTI New Delhi ndia is set to host a ‘Bharat Parv’at the 77th Cannes Film Festival for eminent dignitaries and delegates from around the world to showcase the myriad creative op- portunities in the country At the prestigious film gala, a delegation con- sisting representatives from central and state governments as well as members of the industry will showcase India’s creative economy in Marche du Films through a series of significant ini- tiatives, the Information and Broadcasting minis- try said on Friday. It will be for the first time that the country will host a “Bharat Parv” at the Cannes Film Festival to engage with film ce- lebrities, filmmakers, di- rectors, producers, buy- ers and sales agents from across the world and showcase the creative opportunities and a rich bank of creative talent. The ‘Bharat Parv’ will be organized by the Na- tional Film Development Corporation (NFDC) in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Industry (FICCI). The event will be held at the Bharat Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival.The pavilionhasbeendesigned bytheNationalInstituteof Design,Ahmedabad. The official poster and trailer of the 55th India International Film Festi- val (IFFI) to be held in Goa on November 20-28, 2024 and will be un- veiled at the Bharat Parv. The Bharat Parv will also see the release of the Save the Date for the 1st World Audio-Visual and Entertainment Summit (WAVES) to be hosted alongside the 55th IFFI. I Jaipur, Saturday | May 11, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia 07 At Victory Day parade, Russian Prez vows to prevent global conflict Agencies Moscow During his speech at Vic- tory Day military parade here, President Vladimir PutinemphasisedRussia’s commitmenttopreventing aglobalconflictwhilealso ensuring the country’s sovereignty is protected. The parade marked 79th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany. “Russia will do every- thing to prevent a global conflict, but at the same time we will not allow anyone to threaten us,” Putin declared, signaling a dual approach of de- fense readiness and dip- lomatic caution. Putin highlighted the perpetual readiness of the Russian military, saying that they are “always on alert” to defend the na- tion’s sovereignty. This stance underscores the ongoing tension between Russia and perceived threats from the West. He expressed concern over the West’s diminish- ing remembrance of WorldWarIIlessons,con- trasting this with Russia’s deephistoricalmemoryof the battles that shaped hu- manity’s fate. He specifi- cally cited the significant battles near Moscow and Leningrad among others. Putin also spoke on the unique conditions of the current “special military operation,” praising the valor and sacrifices of those involved as the na- tion’s heroes. He held a moment of silence to hon- or both victims of World War II and those recently lost in Ukraine conflict. Highlighting the sig- nificance of May 9, Putin noted that Victory Day serves to unite all genera- tions of Russians. He voicedconfidenceinmov- ing forward based on Rus- sia’srichtraditionsandthe collective effort to ensure a secure future for Russia. Russia will do everything to prevent a global conflict, but at the same time we will not allow anyone to threaten us. VLADIMIR PUTIN, RUSSIAN PRESIDENT China’s first super-carrier could be India’s new headache Agencies New Delhi China’s first super-carrier – an 80,000 ton warship called the Fujian - has re- turned to the port after completing its brief sea trial. The aircraft carrier, themostadvancedwarship of its class built by China, represents a significant milestone in China’s mili- tary and naval capabilities. The Fujian, or Type 003 class carrier, is Chi- na’s first indigenous air- craft carrier design and is the first to utilise an inte- grated propulsion system and electromagnetic cata- pults. Electromagnetic catapults, which replace conventional steam-pow- ered catapults, are meant to reliably and accurately launch aircraft off the deck of the Fujian. The US Navy, still considered the world’s most techno- logically advanced Navy, is the only other force that has deployed this tech- nology on its carriers. 5 Indian sailors on ship seized by Iran released ANI Tehran In a diplomatic break- through, five of the Indian sailors on board an Israe- li-linked vessel seized by Tehran were released on Thursday and have de- parted from Iran, the In- dian embassy in Iran said. The Indian Embassy, while sharing details of their release, thanked the Iranianauthoritiesfortheir closecoordinationwiththe Embassy and Indian Con- sulate in BandarAbbas. “5 of the Indian sailors on MSC Aries have been releasedanddepartedfrom Irantodayevening.Weap- preciatetheIranianauthor- ities for their close coordi- nation with the Embassy and Indian Consulate in Bandar Abbas,” MEA of- ficial spokesperson Ran- dhir Jaiswal posted on X. The Israel-linked car- go ship was seized by Iran on April 13, with 17 Indian nationals onboard. Iran’s Islamic Revolu- tionaryGuardCorpsNavy seized the container ship near the Strait of Hormuz and MSC Aries was last seen on April 12, sailing towards the Strait of Hor- muzoffthecoastofDubai. Earlier, Ann Tessa Jo- seph from Thrissur, Ker- ala, one of the 17 Indian crew members of the Is- rael-linked cargo ship ‘MSC Aries’ that was seized by Iran on April 13, returned safely to her homeland on April 18. 5 of the Indian sailors on MSC Aries have been released and departed from Iran today evening. We appreciate the Iranian authorities for their close coordination with the Embassy and Indian Consulate in Bandar Abbas. RANDHIR JAISWAL, MEA OFFICIAL SPOKESPERSON US denies claims of it meddling in India polls PTI Washington The United States on Thursday (local US time) dismissed the Russian al- legations of the US inter- fering in the Indian polls. “No, of course, we don’t involve ourselves in elections in India as we don’t involve our- selves in elections any- where in the world. Those are decisions for the people of India to make,” State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller told reporters at a daly media briefing on Thursday (local time). He was responding to a question on Russian Foreign Ministry spokes- person Maria Zakharova statement in Moscow in this regard when asked about a recent Washing- ton Post article alleging that a Research andAnal- ysis Wing (RAW) officer was involved in an al- leged plot to kill Khal- istani terrorist Gurpat- want Singh Pannun on American soil last year. Zakharova described it as a colonial mentality of the United States. No, of course, we don’t involve ourselves in elections in India as we don’t involve ourselves in elections anywhere in the world. Those are decisionsfor thepeople of India to make. MATTHEW MILLER, STATE DEPT SPOKESPERSON New Chinese envoy arrives in New Delhi Agencies New Delhi China’s new ambassador to India Xu Feihong ar- rivedinNewDelhionFri- day to take charge. He is the 17th Chinese ambas- sador to India and was ap- pointed by President Xi Jinping on May 7 after an unusual delay of 18 months amid frosty ties betweenthetwocountries. Soon after arriving, the diplomat met officials from the protocol division of ministry of external af- fairs of India, dean of dip- lomatic corps, and the am- bassadorofEritreatoIndia AlemTsehayeWoldemar- iam. He was also greeted by minister Ma Jia, minis- ter Wang Lei, minister counsellor Chen Jianjun from the Chinese Embas- sy and his wife Tan Yuxiu at the airport. China’s new envoy Xu Feihong arrives in New Delhi. CHINA READY TO WORK WITH INDIA: FEIHONG China is ready to work with India to “accommodate” each other’s concerns and find a mutually acceptable solution to “specific issues” through dialogue at an early date, Beijing’s new envoy to New Delhi Xu Feihong has said, remarks that came against the backdrop of the prolonged military standoff in eastern Ladakh. An As- sistant Minister ranked of- ficial, Xu, , said he regards his posting in New Delhi as an honourable mission. US cop enters wrong flat, shoots dead black officer Agencies Washington A black airman in the US Air Force was shot and killed in an “excessive” use of force by a Florida sheriff’s dep- utywhoburst into a wrong apartment, a lawyer retained by his family said on Thursday. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who has rep- resented the families of other African American victims of police vio- lence, demanded a full investigationintotheMay 3 death of Roger Fortson. Sheriff Eric Aden of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was responding to reports of a “disturbance in progress” when the shooting occurred. TONSBYSHUBMANGILL,SAISUDHARSANHELP GTBEATCSKBY35RUNS First India Bureau Ahmedabad Riding on centuries of captain Shubhman Gill (104) and Sai Sudharsan (103), Gujarat Titans (GT) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 35 runs in the IPL Match here at Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday. Event, late heroics by Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not help CSK as they fell short by 35 runs. Earlier batting first, Gill and Sudharsan’s bru- tal-bashing and 210-run partnership powered GT to 231/3 against CS) in a must-win clash of IPL. Ahmedabad witnessed the absolute carnage from captain Gill and Sudhar- san, who slammed 104 and103respectivelywhile stitching a 210-run part- nership stand. For CSK, TusharDeshpandewasthe only bowler who went back with two wickets. Put to bat first, Shub- man Gill and Sai Sudhar- san got off to a slow start however the duo shifted gears and slammed CSK bowlers for boundaries. ShubmanGill 104 RUNS 9 FOURS 6 SIXES SaiSudharsan 103 RUNS 5 FOURS 7 SIXES
  • 9. 08 When we think about it, we realise that our suffering is merely the gap between our expectations and the reality. The wise man bridges the gap! Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, CMD Editor-in-Chief THOUGHT OF THE DAY Postal Reg No. JPC/004/2022-24 Jaipur, Saturday | May 11, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia GS SHEKHAWAT IN PUNJAB ‘Congress exposed over Aiyar’s Pak remark’ First India Bureau Gurdaspur sserting that the Congress had been complete- ly exposed and left red- faced by Mani Shankar Aiyar, yet another ideo- logical mentor of Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister and senior Bharatiya Ja- nata Party leader Gajen- dra Singh Shekhawat to- day said that the cats are gradually coming out of the Congress bag one af- ter another. He said, “the Congress denial and dis- tancing itself from Ai- yer’s statement notwith- standing, these have been made according to a well- thought-out script aimed at a particular vote bank”. In an informal interac- tion with reporters, Shek- hawat, who was here on the occasion of the filing of nomination papers by the party’s Gurdaspur candidate Dinesh Singh Babbu, said that the Con- gress denials were just part of a well-thought-out script. “They make lead- ers like Sam Pitroda and Aiyar spell out their agen- da, and once there is a backlash, the party issues a token statement distanc- ing itself from such re- marks,” the senior BJP leader observed, while daring Congress leader- ship to expel or at least issue a show cause notice tobothofthem.No senior leader of Congress dis- puted or criticised these remarks, he said. “BJPis fighting General polls in state of its own after about 3 decades. This is a new beginning for us in Punjab let me assure you, we will begin it pret- ty well” he asserted. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat during the nomination rally of BJP candidate Sushil Kumar Rinku in Jalandhar on Friday. Diya Kumari addresses during the ‘Mahila Sammelan’ held in support of BJP’s Kamaljeet Sehrawat in Delhi on Friday. Govind Singh Dotasra interacts with the sudents of Jayshree Periwal Group of Schools at PCC office in Jaipur on Friday. A Voting on BJP’s stronghold seats in the South in 4th phase Pankaj Soni Jaipur Voting for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections is scheduled for Monday, encom- passing 96 seats across 10 states. Notably, Andhra Pradesh (25 seats), Uttar Pradesh (13), Telangana (17), Maharashtra (11), and other states contribute to this phase. This elec- tion phase holds im- mense significance for BJP’s Southward ex- pansion. With 17 seats in Telangana, second only to Karnataka, BJP aims high. Notably, leadership from Ra- jasthan spearheads the campaign in Telanga- na. While BJP secured four seats last time, as- pirations soar for dou- ble-digit gains during this election. Chandrashekhar, for- mer Rajasthan BJP General Secretary, leads the organisation here. Sunil Bansal, Na- tional General Secre- tary from Rajasthan, oversees the state on behalf of the central leadership. Under the guidance of these two leaders, over two dozen Rajasthan leaders are actively involved in election management. Rajasthani leaders also play roles in Odi- sha and West Bengal. In Telangana, Rajastha- ni migrant voters influ- ence several seats, prompting leadership by Rajasthani leaders. Additionally, BJP formed alliances with Telugu Desam and Ja- nasena in Andhra Pradesh, contesting six Lok Sabha seats. Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma and the BJP State President CP Joshi actively cam- paigned to secure the migrant Rajasthani votes in Andhra Pradesh. Diya:PM’sleadershipensures nationwidewomen’ssafety Dotasra inspires students with political dialogue Nirmal Tiwari Jaipur Rajasthan Dy CM Diya Kumari endorsed West Delhi LS candidate Ka- maljeet Sehrawat, prais- ing PM Modi’s initiatives for women empower- ment. She highlighted schemes like Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao and Sukanya Samriddhi Yo- jana, emphasising in- creased global respect for Indian women. Diya commended BJP’s ef- forts, including Nari Shakti Vandan Act and perinatal leave, and laud- ed women’s role in Chan- drayaan’s success. Under Modi’s leadership, wom- en feel safer nationwide. BJPaims to create 3 crore Lakhpati Didis, link women SHGs with ser- vices. Kamaljeet Seh- rawat’s party contribu- tions were noted, empha- sising her role in promot- ing BJP’s ideology. Naresh Sharma Jaipur During LS poll fervour, PCC Chief GS Dotasra engaged with students at a prestigious school, dis- cussing political systems, power dynamics, and voting importance. De- spite the election hustle, Dotasra spent valuable time with the ‘future of India.’A child’s innocent remark about Dotasra’s social media fame sparked smiles. Dotasra’s distinct campaign slo- gans and “Tejal Super Duper” remained topics of conversation. He elu- cidated the significance of voting, citing exam- ples like France’s monar- chy end in 1875 and Dr. CP Joshi’s 2008 loss by one vote. Dotasra’s inter- action highlighted civic education’s importance in shaping young minds. Parshuram Jayanti Shobhayatra Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla offers a floral garland to Lord Parshuram during the Shobha Yatra organised on the occasion of Lord Shri Parshuram Jayanti in Kota on Friday. Birla was the chief guest on the occasion. MLA of Kota South, Sandeep Sharma and BJP District President, Rakesh Jain were also present. The Shobhayatra was welcomed in various areas by showering flower petals. SS Randhawa files nomination from Gurdaspur Dinesh Dangi Gurdaspur Congress’ Rajasthan in- charge and party candi- date from Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency - Sukhjinder Singh Rand- hawa - filed his nomina- tion papers on Friday. On this occasion, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said that ever since Congress gave him the ticket, the entire leadership of Con- gress has been holding meetings in his favour. SS Randhawa flashes victory sign after filing his nomination papers in Gurdaspur on Friday. PS Bajwa, Aruna Chaudhary, others were also present. V-P at Ram Lalla Temple in Ayodhya The Vice- President Jagdeep Dhankhar along with wife Dr Sudesh Dhankhar and other family members, visited the Ram Lalla temple in Ayodhya on Friday and sought blessings for India's progress from Lord Shri Ram. The magnificent temple of Ram Lalla stands as a living symbol of our proud heritage of devotion and spirituality, he said. During his Ayodhya journey, the V-P also visited Hanumangarhi, Kuber Tila, and participated in the Aarti of the Saryu River. Dhankhar hailed all the artisans and labourers involved in the construction of the magnanimous temple. The statements by powerful Congress leaders like Pitroda and Aiyar only vindicated what the BJP has been regularly cautioning the countrymen about, as the Congress stood completely exposed. GAJENDRA SINGH SHEKHAWAT, UNION MINISTER Rajasthani leaders take charge on most seats in Telangana In Andhra, CM Bhajan Lal and State President CP Joshi participate in poll campaigning VOTE TO BE CAST ON THESE SEATS IN SOUTH Andhra Pradesh Araku, Sri- kakulam, VijayNagar, Visakahapatnam, Anakapalle, Kakinada, Amalapuram, Rajmundri, Narsapuram, Eluru, Machilipatnam, Vijay- wada, Guntur, Nara- saraopeta, Bapatla, On- gole, Nandyal, Kurnool, Anantapur, Hindupuram, Kadapa, Nellore, Tirupati, Rajampet and Chittoor. Telangana Adilabad (ST), Ped- dapalli (SC), Karimnagar, Nizam- abad, Zaheerabad, Medak, Malkajgiri, Secunderabad, Hy- derabad, Chevella, Mahbubnagar, Nal- gonda, Nagarkurnool (SC),Bhuvanagiri, Warangal (SC), Mahabubabad(ST) Khammam. Exclusive CONGRESSPARTYPRIORITISES FAMILYOVERNATION,SAYS CM We’llsecurenumerousseatsinAndhraPradeshthroughalliance. Crossing 400 is our dream, set to be realised on June 4, he says Aishwary Pradhan Pune Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma expressed confi- dence in PM Modi’s lead- ership, citing develop- mental achievements and increasing electoral suc- cess in various states. He criticized the Congress for corruption and its as- sociation with divisive elements. On Mani Shankar Aiyar’s state- ment, he said that the mental bankruptcy of the Congressmen is visible, that is why they are say- ing anything in polls. “Congress is not worried about the country, it only worries about the family, Now public has rejected Congress.” “Opposition partiesdiscusscorruption, yetArvind Kejriwal, once a crusader against corrup- tion, is now engulfed by it,” Chief Minister Shar- ma further stated. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma along with wife Gita Sharma sons, Abhishek Kunal at Tirupati Balaji Temple in Tirumala on Friday. Corruption, terrorism, and Naxalism thrived under Congress rule. Congress is linked to the Tukde Tukde gang. Congress prioritises family over country, compromises with anyone. Public rejected it. Kejriwal, once anti- corruption, now in corrupt party. BHAJAN LAL SHARMA, CHIEF MINISTER First India Bureau Amethi Former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot arrived in Amethi, visiting the party office in Gauriganj. Ge- hlot met several party leaders and will stay in Amethi for the next few days as the overseer of the Amethi seat. Earlier, addressing the media in Jaipur before departing for Amethi, Gehlot claimed that Nar- endra Modi won’t be- come the PM again, sens- ing the govt’s downfall. He attributed BJP’s po- tential defeat to contest- ing polls solely on PM Modi’s name. Gehlot re- marked that after Amba- ni-Adani’s remarks, BJP and RSS workers can’t defend Modi anymore. Laxman Raghav Bikaner On the occasion ofAksh- aya Tritiya, Union Law Minister and BJP candi- date from Bikaner, Arjun Meghwal, flew kites. Speaking to the media, he asserted, “The public will cut Congress’ kite.” The union minister launched an attack on former Con- gress President Rahul Gandhi, accusing him of appeasement politics and dividing the country, while ridiculing constitu- tional institutions. Meghwal declared, “I am also a Dalit, and I stand with Prime Minis- ter Modi.” Former CM Gehlot welcomed the court order of giving interim bail to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and said that the decision gives level playing field in the election Meghwal: The public will cut Congress’ kite BJP faces potential defeat in LS polls, reiterates Ashok Gehlot Arjun Ram Meghwal flies a kite to mark the festival of Akshay Tritiya in Bikaner on Friday. His wife, Pana Devi and others were also present. Ashok Gehlot addresses a press conf at Dist Congress Office at Gauriganj in Amethi.
  • 10. JAIPUR, SATURDAY | MAY 11, 2024 Glamour | Fashion | Bollywood | Hollywood | Lifestyle BOLLYWOOD’S BABY BOOM! s Mother’s Day approaches, the spotlight shines on Bollywood’s remarkable mothers who gracefully balance the demands of their careers and the joys of motherhood. P11 A 09 firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia h a w a n a Vaishnav, the reign- ing Miss Interconti- nental India, is not just a beauty queen but also an accomplished entrepreneur and fash- ion model. Hailing from the quaint town of Balotra in Ra- jasthan, Bhawana’s journey to success has been nothing short of inspiring. Despite being raised in a traditional Marwadi joint family, Bhawana’s ambition knew no bounds. From her early days as the head girl of her school to pursuing a medical degree in Jaipur, her path seemed predestined. However, des- tiny had different plans for her. In the midst of the COV- ID-19 pandemic, Bhawana’s heart yearned for something beyond the confines of med- icine. Her passion for make- up and fashion led her to the world of pageantry. Though faced with setbacks, includ- ing being a runner-up in Miss Rajasthan 2021, Bha- wana’s perseverance paid off when she clinched the title of Miss Intercontinental India in 2023. Bhawana’s success is a testament to her unwavering determination and the unwa- vering support of her family, particularly her mother, who stood by her through thick and thin. De- spite societal norms and challenges, Bhawana’s fam- ily stood behind her, propel- ling her towards her dreams. She was also grateful to Founders Directors Miss Rajasthan,Yogesh Mishra Nimisha Mishra for their un- waveringsupportinthefash- ion and modelling industry. Beyond the glitz and glam- our of the pageant world, Bhawana remains grounded in her values. She empha- sizes the importance of maintaining a balanced life- style, advocating for healthy eating habits and self-care. As Bhawana reflects on her journey, she acknowl- edges the doors that pag- eantry and the fashion world have opened for her. With her sights set on entrepre- neurship, she aims to utilize the lessons learned from her experiences to excel in the years to come. To aspiring young girls, Bhawana’s message is one of empowerment and self- belief. She encourages them to have faith in themselves, remain patient in pursuit of their dreams, and never doubt their potential. For Bhawana, the key to success lies in unwavering grit, de- termination and a passion for one’s goals. h a w a n a Vaishnav, the reign- particularly her mother, who stood by her City First highlights Bhawana Vaishnav, reigning Miss Intercontinental India, entrepreneur and fashion model. Hailing from Balotra, Rajasthan, her journey from small-town beginnings to pageant success is an inspiring tale of perseverance and passion! Mitali Dusad mitalidusad@firstindia.co.in B MUKESH KIRADOO
  • 11. JAIPUR, SATURDAY | MAY 11, 2024 10 firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia s the morning sun gently kissed the tow- ering Dhaulad- har Mountain range of the Himalayas, a sense of serenity pervaded the temple courtyard. Having gone through the security check, free of the baggage and the mobile I felt weightless as I walked up the hill to the des- ignated outdoor audience with the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso at 7.45 am. Nestled amidst the serene beauty of the deodars and ce- dar-strewn foothills of the Himalayas, the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama stood as a beacon of spiritual guidance. Peace, serenity, and reverence permeated the air. The Tibetan populace was seated all the way uphill in regimental order. Some clutching prayer beads and muttering incantations others just waiting in quiet contem- plation, albeit all unified in their reverence for their re- vered spiritual leader – a deeply personal journey un- folding within each soul. The silence was palpable. In the sea of people, each soul was alone soaking in what their moment would be with His Holiness. At the heavily guarded hilltop compound, security personnel were re- identifying everyone and al- locating their numbers in the queue. My lucky number was 3.Alarge table nearby was set with the wares that people wanted to be blessed by His Holiness. Shortly after 8 am, four se- curity personnel emerged with the Dalai Lama in a golf cart. His quintessential smile and radiant aura could not hide the fact that the bodhisattva was looking frail. A security per- sonnel had to support his arm raised in salutation. Upon reaching the slightly raised platform where a lone chair dictated his seating, he had to be physically supported by at- tendants. It felt sad. But once seated in his chair, despite his age and the im- mense physical and emotional challenges he has faced throughout his life, he radiat- ed warmth, compassion, and resilience. The 89-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader with a joyful demeanour, a symbol of love, hope and peace for millions around the globe, smiled and blessed everyone! He encased the palm of some in his hal- lowed touch, patted some on their cheek and had very brief conversations with the others. Since none were allowed to carry their cameras, two pho- tographers stood on either side clicking each visitor's di- vine moment with the Dalai lama. Considering the long queue, it was all over in bare- ly 15 seconds. But it was a moment that transcended time, leaving a lasting impact on those who have had the privilege of being in his pres- ence. My meeting with the Dalai Lama was a fleeting consciousness but an eternal moment to be cherished! Rachna Singh cityfirst@firstindia.co.in A  As you step inside, the Dalai Lama Temple, officially known as Tsuglagkhang Complex you are transported into a different world of spirituality! The main shrine houses a magnificent gilded statue of Lord Buddha, surrounded by intricate murals depicting scenes from his life and teachings. The air is filled with the soothing chants of Buddhist monks engaged in prayer and meditation, creating an atmosphere of spiritual rejuvenation.  A repository of Tibetan culture, the temple was built in 1959, following the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama's exile from Tibet. Today, it serves as the spiritual and political centre of the Tibetan community in exile. The temple architecture blends traditional Tibetan and Indian styles, reflecting the coexistence of diverse cultures and ideologies.  The Dalai Lama is considered a living Buddha of compassion, a reincarnation of the bodhisattva Chenrezig, who renounced Nirvana to help mankind. He is a messenger of hope for millions of people around the world.  The 14th Dalai Lama is not only the spiritual leader for Tibetans who have religious faith, but he is also the respected model of liberty and open-mindedness for intellectual secularists. This is because he promotes religious harmonies between world religions and dialogue between science and Buddhism. DID YOU KNOW! Part of the symbolism of lighting butter lamps is to dispel darkness and ignorance. Buddhist teachings consider ignorance as the source of suffering in the world. The Buddhist prayer wheel is used to help the practitioner cultivate wisdom and compassion, make progress on their spiritual path, accumulate merit, and gain liberation from the cycle of karma. The wheels are inscribed with mantras and other sacred symbols.
  • 12. JAIPUR, SATURDAY | MAY 11, 2024 11 firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Baby Boom MEET THE STARS RADIATING JOY IN MOTHERHOOD! As Mother's Day approaches, the spotlight shines on Bollywood's remarkable mothers who gracefully balance the demands of their careers and the joys of motherhood. City First highlights with each passing year, these iconic figures seem to exude a new aura of charm and success, captivating audiences with their multifaceted talents both on and off-screen. Let us applaud these extraordinary women who continue to dazzle us with their grace, talent, and boundless love. Bollywood's Tripti Mahawar cityfirst@firstindia.co.in ere are all the new moms of Bollywood that you need to know. Amidst much fanfare, India's entertainment landscape lit up with the glow of impending motherhood as several celebrities proudly announced their pregnancies. From Bollywood to regional cinema, the likes of Deepika Padukone, Richa Chadha, Yami Gau- tam, Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor and more shared their delightful news, setting social media abuzz with heartfelt congratulations. With each announce- ment, excitement soared, and fans ea- gerly awaited every glimpse and update, joining these beloved stars on their jour- ney into parenthood. H Varun Dhawan and wife Natasha Dalal melted hearts with a heartwarming pregnancy announcement on February 18, 2024. In a tender moment captured on Sunday, the couple shared their joyful news with a sweet post, featuring Varun planting a loving kiss on Natasha's baby bump. This endearing glimpse into their journey into parenthood has left fans eagerly anticipating the arrival of their bundle of joy, celebrating the couple's love and excitement as they embark on this new adventure together. During the trailer launch of her upcoming film ‘Article 370’ on February 8, 2024, Yami Gautam surprised fans with the joyous announcement of her pregnancy, sharing that she is five-and-a-half months along. Alongside her husband, filmmaker Aditya Dhar, Yami beamed with excitement as they eagerly await the arrival of their first child. This unexpected news adds an extra layer of anticipation to both her professional endeavours and the journey into parenthood, making Yami’s upcoming projects even more eagerly awaited by fans. Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal, known for their roles in 'Fukrey', recently shared the delightful news of their pregnancy. Announcing via social media with the touching words, A tiny heartbeat is the loudest sound in our world, the couple has been inundated with love and well-wishes from fans and followers. Richa, 37, tied the knot with her longtime beau Ali Fazal in 2022, and this new chapter in their lives adds another layer of joy to their blossoming relationship, eagerly anticipated by their admirers. In a whirlwind of excitement, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor stunned the world with news of their pregnancy, sending ripples of joy across the globe! Welcoming their baby girl, Raha, on November 6, 2023, the couple shared the heartwarming story behind her name, lovingly chosen by Ranbir's mother, Neetu Kapoor, imbued with deep significance. Alia's graceful embrace of motherhood is truly commendable as she effortlessly navigates the realms of her professional and personal life with unwavering finesse, captivating hearts both on and off-screen. Bollywood’s dynamic duo, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, delighted fans with a heartwarming Instagram announcement of their pregnancy. Expecting their bundle of joy in September 2024, the couple, who tied the knot in a lavish Italian ceremony in 2018 after six years of courtship, shared their excitement globally. As fans eagerly anticipate the newest addition to their family, Deepika remains dedicated to her film projects, including ‘Singham 3,’ balancing her professional commitments with the joy of impending motherhood. Varun Dhawan Natasha Dalal Richa Chadha Ali Fazal Yami Gautam Aditya Dhar Ranbir Kapoor Alia Bhatt with their lovely daughter Raha Priyanka Chopra with her lovely daughter Malti Parents-to-be Deepika Padukone Ranveer Singh Sonam Kapoor Anand Ahuja with their son Vayu Kapoor Ahuja JAIPUR, SATURDAY | MAY 11, 2024 11 MEET THE STARS RADIATING JOY IN MOTHERHOOD!