SlideShare a Scribd company logo
Jaipur, Saturday | June 22, 2024
RNI NUMBER: RAJENG/2019/77764 | VOL 6 | ISSUE NO. 16 | PAGES 12 | `3.00 Rajasthan’s Own English Newspaper
SENSEX
77,209.90
269.03
BSE
23,501.10
65.90
NIFTY
firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia
Scan or Click code for
more glimpses of PM Modi’s
10th International Yoga Day
celebrations in Srinagar
10TH INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY CELEBRATIONS
Yoga is an invaluable gift from ancient Indian sages: CM
Aishwary Pradhan and
Dinesh Kasana
Jaipur
grand state-lev-
el celebration of
the 10th Inter-
national Yoga Day was
held on Friday at SMS
Stadium. Organised by
Department ofAyurveda,
the event saw participa-
tion from public repre-
sentatives, officials, stu-
dents, and a large number
of yoga enthusiasts. Gov-
ernor Kalraj Mishra, CM
Bhajan Lal Sharma, As-
sembly Speaker Vasudev
Devnani, Deputy CM Dr
Prem Chand Bairwa
graced the occasion with
their presence. CM Shar-
ma highlighted yoga as
an invaluable gift from
ancient Indian sages to
humanity, emphasizing
its crucial role in promot-
ing a healthy lifestyle and
establishing an ideal so-
ciety. He lauded PM Na-
rendra Modi for his inspi-
rational and effective ef-
forts in bringing yoga to
the global stage, stating
that Modi’s initiatives
have spread Indian cul-
ture to the farthest cor-
ners of the world through
yoga. “Yoga is not just a
physical exercise but a
way of life that ensures
physical, mental, and
spiritual well-being,”
said the Chief Minister.
He called on every citi-
zen to incorporate yoga
into their daily routine to
stay healthy and happy.
The participants prac-
ticed for about 45 min-
utes, performing asanas
such as Tadasana, Ardha
Chakrasana, Dandasana,
Vajrasana, Uttanmandu-
kasana, Makarasana,
Bhujangasana, Shalab-
hasana, and Pavanamuk-
tasana, as well as the
pranayama techniques.
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, Assembly Speaker Vasudev Devnani, Dr Prem Chand Bairwa, Hiralal Nagar,
Avinash Gehlot and others perform yoga at SMS Stadium in Jaipur on Friday.  SUNIL SHARMA
A
Bangladesh PM Sheikh
Hasina being welcomed by
Kirti Vardhan Singh at Delhi
airport on Friday. Hasina to
hold talks with Modi today.
IN BRIEF
4 Hinduja family members
in jail for exploiting staff
New Delhi: A Swiss court
sentenced four members
of the Hinduja family to
up to four and a half years
in jail on Friday for ex-
ploiting domestic workers
at their Geneva villa, the
bench issued a statement.
Pune crash: Teen’s dad
gets bail, to stay in JC
Pune: Pune District Court
on Friday granted bail to
father of minor accused in
Porsche accident case, in
primary case against him
under Juvenile Justice
Act, but he will remain in
JC in two other cases.
98 Indians died during
Hajj this year, says MEA
New Delhi: A total of 98
Indian nationals have lost
their lives so far during
Hajj, it was officially con-
firmed on Friday, MEA
spokesperson Randhir
Jaiswal said 1,75,000 In-
dians have already visited.
EC sets ball rolling for
polls in JK and 3 states
NTA postpones Joint
CSIR-UGC-NET exam
First India Bureau
New Delhi
The Election Commis-
sion has initiated the pro-
cess of updating the Elec-
toral Rolls for Haryana,
Jharkhand, Maharashtra
and Jammu and Kashmir
with July 1, 2024 as the
qualifying date. The de-
velopment has come as
Assembly elections are
due to be held in these
three states and Union
Territory JK. While
elections in Haryana,
Jharkhand and Maha-
rashtra are confirmed to
take place later this year,
polls in Jammu and Kash-
mir may also be aligned
with these three states.
The draft rolls would
be published on July 25,
after which electors have
the chance to file claims
and objections tillAugust
9. The publication of the
final electoral roll will be
done byAugust 20, as per
the schedule.
First India Bureau
New Delhi
The National Testing
Agency (NTA) on Friday
announced the postpone-
ment of the Joint CSIR
UGC-NET June 2024
examination due to logis-
tic issues and unavoida-
ble circumstances. The
exam was earlier sched-
uled to take place be-
tween June 25  June 27.
The testing agency
also said that a revised
schedule for the conduct
of this examination will
be announced later
through the official web-
site. The Joint CSIR
UGC-NET is conducted
to determine the eligibil-
ity of Indian nationals for
JRF, Assistant Professor
positions, and PhD in ac-
cordance with eligibility
criteria laid by UGC.
Moni Sharma
Srinagar/New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi on Friday led the
celebrations of the 10th
International Day of
Yoga in Jammu and
Kashmir’s Srinagar. The
event, which was sched-
uled to start at 6.30 am at
Sher-i-Kashmir Interna-
tional Conference Centre
(SKICC) on the banks of
the Dal Lake, was dis-
rupted due to heavy rain
in the city. The arrange-
ments were later shifted
indoors. Later, the Prime
Minister also shared his
pictures from the Dal
Lake, afte rain stopped.
On the occasion, PM
also addressed a gather-
ing and said the day is
creating new records in
the world. Extending his
greetings to the people of
country, PM Modi said,
“I extend greetings to
people of the country and
people performing yoga
in every corner of world
on Yoga Day. The num-
ber of people practising
yoga is growing world-
wide. In 10 years, expan-
sion of yoga has changed
perception. Today, world
is seeing new yoga econ-
omy going forward.” P5
COUNSELLING WILL NOT
BE POSTPONED, SAYS SC
The SC on Friday
refused to stay the
re-test proposed by
the NTA for 1,563 candi-
dates who had appeared in
the NEET-UG 2024 exam
or postpone counselling for
medical college admissions
slated to start on July 6.
Top Court issued notices
to the NTA, the Centre and
others on a petition seeking
cancellation of the exam
over alleged irregularities in
holding it on May 5.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
The University Grants
Commission (UGC) has
declared 157 universities
across India as default-
ers. This list includes 108
government universities,
47 private universities,
and 2 deemed universi-
ties. Among these, seven
govt universities and
seven private universities
from Rajasthan have also
been named. The Univer-
sity Grants Commission
(UGC) took this action
because these universi-
ties failed to appoint an
ombudsman. TURN TO P2
14 Raj varsities
among UGC’s
157 defaulters
YOGACRAZEGOESGLOBAL!
POST YOGA PM MODI
EMPHASISES...
(T-B) President Droupadi Murmu participates in Yoga Day event
at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha, Om Birla at
Parliament House | Home Minister Amit Shah at Ahmedabad I
Massive crowd performs yoga at New York’s Times Square, Friday.
l World, India celebrates 10th International Yoga
Day, PM Modi leads the celebrations from Srinagar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads the 10th International Yoga Day celebrations, at the SKICC in Srinagar on Friday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes ‘post yoga’ selfie with the people after leading a Yoga session at Dal Lake in Srinagar on Friday.
l Entire world is looking at Yoga as an agent of
global good, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Onbrinkofrelease,Kejri’s
bailpaused byHCtillJun25
First India Bureau
New Delhi
The Delhi High Court on
Friday directed an inter-
im stay on the trial court
order granting bail to
Chief Minister Arvind
Kejriwal in the liquor
policy case. AAP supre-
mo will remain in Tihar
jail for now. “I am reserv-
ing the order for 2 to 3
days. Till pronouncement
of the order, the opera-
tion of the trial court or-
der is stayed,” Justice
Sudhir Kumar Jain said.
HC is likely to pronounce
its order on June 25. The
single judge bench
passed the order after the
ED moved HC halleng-
ing Thursday’s trial court
order. The court’s direc-
tion came hours before
the AAP supremo was to
TRIAL COURT’S ORDER TOTALLY PERVERSE: ED
During the hearing, Additional Solicitor General SV
Raju, appearing for the ED, said the trial court’s
order was completely “perverse” as it was contrary
to the mandate of Section 45 of the Prevention of Money
Laundering Act. “You don’t hear me. You don’t look at the
reply saying it’s bulky. There can’t be a more perverse order
than this. Holding a Constitutional chair is a ground for bail?
That means every minister will be granted bail,” ASG said.
be released from Tihar
Jail. Questioning the trial
court’s order, ASG Raju
asserted ED had shown
evidence of AAP using
proceeds of crime in Goa
Assembly elections and
had traced Rs 45 crore.
l International Yoga Day
has completed a his-
toric journey of 10 years. In
2014, I proposed Interna-
tional Yoga Day at the UN.
This proposal by India was
supported by 177 nations 
this was a record in itself
l In India, from Rishikesh
and Kashi to Kerala, a new
connection of yoga tourism
is being seen. Tourists from
across world are coming to
India because they want to
learn authentic yoga in India
l I have got an opportunity
to come to the land of ‘yoga’
and ‘sadhana’. In Srinagar,
we can feel ‘shakti’ that we
get from yoga. Wonderful to
join programme in Srinagar
l This year in India, 101
years old woman yoga
teacher from France, Char-
lotte Chopin was accorded
the Padma Shri. She had
never come to India, but
she dedicated entire life to
creating yoga awareness
Heavy rainfall had disrupted
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi’s open-air Internation-
al Yoga Day programmes.
Addressing gathering at Dal
Lake after the yoga session,
PM Modi had said that rains
did not dampen our spirit.
RAIN DID NOT DAMPEN
SPIRIT, SAYS PM MODI
SAY CHEEZE!
Electoral details to be published by Aug 20
Witnessing the huge participation of the
people of Jammu  Kashmir in the recently
concluded Lok Sabha polls, we have directed
for the updation of electoral rolls in the Union Territory
with July 1, 2024 as the qualifying date. —POLL BODY
RAJASTHAN 02
www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia
Jaipur, Saturday | June 22, 2024
Promoted by
Kedia Real Estate LLP
ACB NABS PATWARI IN
RS 6K BRIBERY CASE
Rajsamand: Under
the directives of
the Anti-Corruption
Bureau (ACB) Headquar-
ters, the ACB Rajsamand
unit arrested Ashok Kumar,
a Patwari of
Kumbhalgarh
Tehsil in
Rajsamand
district, for
accepting a
bribe of Rs
6,000. Ashok Kumar also
holds additional responsi-
bilities for Patwar Mandals
Badgaon, Koyal, Oladar,
and Kalinjar. ACB Director
General Dr. Ravi Prakash
Mehrada reported that the
Rajsamand unit received
a complaint alleging that
Patwari Ashok Kumar
demanded a bribe of Rs
8,000 to demarcate agri-
cultural land.
NCB DESTROYS DRUGS
WORTH RS 2 CRORES
Jaipur: The (NCB),
Jaipur Zonal Unit,
Rajasthan success-
fully destroyed Around
304.620 KGs. of Poppy
Straw, 24.160 KGs. of
Ganja, 35,903 Nos. of
tablets (Psychotropic
Substances)  with an esti-
mated market value of Rs 2
crores, on Friday under the
supervision of, Ghanasyam
Soni, IRS, Zonal Director,
Rajasthan, Ranveer Singh,
Addl. DCP (ORGANISED
CRIME), Jaipur, J.R.
Dhaka, Asst. Commission-
er (AE) CGST, Jaipur.
LAND DISPUTE LEADS TO DOUBLE MURDER IN KOTA
Kota: Panic swept through the Sangod police station
area of Kota district after a double murder was dis-
covered. The Sangod police swiftly responded to the
scene, taking custody of the bodies and transferring them to
the hospital mortuary. Following post-mortem examinations,
the bodies were handed over to the relatives. Kota Rural SP
Karan Sharma identified the deceased as Ashok and Ravi,
an uncle and nephew duo. Preliminary investigations sug-
gest the murders were driven by a land dispute.
First India Bureau
Jodhpur
In a shocking and grisly
discovery, the severed
remains of a woman were
found in various loca-
tions across Jodhpur and
Bikaner. On Friday, the
woman’s head and hand
were discovered in a
drain in Jodhpur. Six
days prior, her torso was
found in Bikaner.
The Bikaner police
have arrested two sus-
pects in connection with
the murder, including a
woman. The victim,
identified as Muskan,
was allegedly killed by
Jodhpur resident Vikas
Maan and his live-in
partner, Sangeeta.
JNVU CELEBRATES 20TH CONVOCATION
Guv emphasizes knowledge for national prosperity
Shiv Prakash Purohit
Jodhpur
overnor and
C h a n c e l l o r
Kalraj Mishra
delivered an inspiring ad-
dress at the 20th convo-
cation ceremony of Jai
Narain Vyas University
(JNVU) in Jodhpur on
Friday. Emphasizing the
role of universities in
shaping not only excep-
tional students but also
future citizens, Mishra
highlighted the impor-
tance of utilizing knowl-
edge for the prosperity
and wealth of the nation.
He urged students to
develop a broad-minded
outlook and take a pledge
to work not just for them-
selves but for the welfare
of all living beings.
Stressing the supremacy
of the Constitution,
Mishra called for aware-
ness of both rights and
duties among students.
In his speech, Mishra
acknowledged the sig-
nificance of the convo-
cation coinciding with
International Yoga Day.
He praised yoga as a
great Indian tradition
that has earned global
recognition for the
country as a world
teacher, and as a vital
practice for achieving a
healthy body and mind.
Mishra also discussed
the National Education
Policy 2020, which em-
phasizes practical cours-
es in vocational and life
skills education along
with academic knowl-
edge in higher education.
During the ceremony,
Mishra awarded degrees
and medals to a large
number of students. In
total, 4,838 postgraduate
degrees were conferred
across various faculties,
including Arts, Com-
merce, Law, Engineer-
ing, and Science. Addi-
tionally, undergraduate
degrees were awarded to
35,240 Arts students,
4,594 Commerce stu-
dents, 1,033 Law stu-
dents, 583 Engineering
students, and 5,544 Sci-
ence students. The cere-
mony also saw the
awarding of 168 PhDs
and 73 gold medals to
top-performing students.
These medals included
69 university medals, one
Chancellor’s medal, and
three donor medals.
The event began with
a collective reading of
the Preamble and funda-
mental duties of the Con-
stitution, instilling a
sense of civic responsi-
bility and national pride
among the attendees.
CM Bhajan Lal
Sharma, Deputy CM
Prem Chand Bairwa
 other ministers of
the state cabinet
performed Yoga at
SMS Stadium in
Jaipur, on the
occasion of the 10th
Int’l Day of Yoga.
Governor Kalraj Mishra giving away degrees at the 20th
convocation ceremony of (JNVU) in Jodhpur on Friday.
G
YOGAENTHUSIASM
ACROSSRAJ!
CMgreenlights48.35km
rlyprojectinPratapgarh
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Chief Minister Bhajan
Lal Sharma has approved
the allocation of 38.3649
hectares of land in the
Chhoti Sadri tehsil of
Pratapgarh district to the
railway dept for the Badi
Sadri - Neemuch Broad
Gauge Railway Project.
This land allocation pro-
posal will be presented
for approval at the up-
coming cabinet meeting.
Notably, this 48.35-kilo-
meter railway project, ap-
proved in the 2017-18
railway budget, is expect-
ed to be completed by
June 2026 at a cost of Rs
495.18 crore.
This decision by the
CMwill benefit the resi-
dents of Pratapgarh by
providing them with rail-
way transport facilities.
The Neemuch route has a
significant number of in-
dustrial units, and this
new rail line will facilitate
freight transport to
Udaipur and other loca-
tions. The project will in-
clude the construction of
five stations between
Badi Sadri and Neemuch,
namely Chainpuriya, Jalo-
da Jagir, Barwada Gujar,
Chhoti Sadri, and Naraya-
ni Railway Station. Cur-
rently, only two trains op-
erate on the old route, but
the expansion will con-
nect it to Neemuch in MP,
creating a new alternative
rail route from Udaipur to
Ratlam and increasing
train frequency.
Woman’schoppedbodypartsfoundin2cities
FROM PG 1...
The victim’s head and hand were discovered in a drain in
Jodhpur on Friday.
CRIME
ROUNDUP
IN BRIEF
Fire dept cracks down
on coaching centers’
Kota: Kota Municipal
Corporation ( South)’s
fire team conducted a
surprise inspection of
coaching institutes, re-
sulting in the seizure of
several blocks, including
conference  meeting
rooms, in two coaching
centers. The inspection
revealed deficiencies
and lapses in fire safety
measures at both insti-
tutes. Chief Fire Officer
Rakesh Vyas informed
that the inspection took
place on Friday.
Employee injured as
ducting part falls
Jaipur: With the onset
of the monsoon season,
safety concerns at the
Jaipur Secretariat have
come to the forefront.
Recently, a short circuit
in an old fan led to a
fire, highlighting the
need for electrical up-
grades. More concern-
ing, however, was the
incident on Friday when
a portion of the ducting
in room number 5214 of
the main building col-
lapsed. This accident re-
sulted in a head injury to
ASO Bharti Sharma of
the Planning Dept.
Man found dead in
hospital bathroom
Jaipur: A shocking dis-
covery was made on Fri-
day at Gangauri Hospi-
tal, affiliated with SMS
Medical College. A body
was found in the bath-
room located near the
Sonography Center on
the ground floor. The
hospital admin has initi-
ated an investigation
Bhupender Yadav performs Bhujangasana.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore at RU. MUKESH KIRADOO
Dr Prem Chand Bairwa in
namaskar mudra.
C.P. Joshi performs
laughter yoga.
Vasudev Devnani performs yoga.
Governor Kalraj Mishra lights the ceremonial lamp in the presence
of CM Bhajan Lal Sharma at SMS in Jaipur on Friday.
Lt Gen Dhiraj Seth and other officers of South Western Command
performs yoga at Headquarters Sapta Shakti Command, Jaipur.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat
performs Anulom Vilom.
Arjun Meghwal performs
Baddha Konasana.
Sudhansh Pant performs yoga on the 10th International Day of
Yoga celebrations, in Jaipur on Friday. SUNIL SHARMA
Bhagirath Choudhary
performs yoga.
14 Raj...
The universities from
Rajasthan listed as de-
faulters include Baba
Amte Divyang Univer-
sity, Jai Narain Vyas
University, Maharaja
Ganga Singh University,
Rajasthan University of
Veterinary and Animal
Sciences, Swami Kes-
hwanand Rajasthan Ag-
ricultural University,
Kota University, Vish-
wakarma Skill Univer-
sity, Apex University
Jaipur, Maulana Azad
University, Pacific Med-
ical University, Pratap
University, Shri Kallaji
Vedic University, Jodh-
pur National University,
and Jai Minesh Adivasi
University.
FI TOON
SHEKHAR
Darling, keep this yoga
mat safely, it will be
useful next year..
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel perform
yoga on the 10th International Day of Yoga in
Thar Desert of Rajasthan, Friday PTI
ONIONS BRING TEARS AS PRICES SKYROCKET
Onion prices double as heat damages crops
Pankaj Soni
Jaipur
he aroma and
taste of onions
in the kitchen
have become a luxury as
retail prices have doubled
over the past week. Ini-
tially selling at 20 to 25
rupees per kilogram, on-
ions are now priced at 50
to60rupeesperkilogram.
The main reason for
this surge is the reduced
supply from Jodhpur’s
MathaniaandBhopalgarh
areas. Extreme heat has
damaged the onion crops.
Previously, around 50
truckloads would arrive
dailyattheMuhanaMan-
di, but now this number
has dropped to 20-25
truckloads. Additionally,
the supply from Bagru 
Sikar has also weakened.
DevAnandBhaktani,a
prominent onion trader at
Muhana Mandi, men-
tioned that prices are in-
deedrising.Currently,the
supply from Nashik is
slow, and it will take an-
other two months for the
new crop from Khairthal
inAlwartoarrive.Whole-
sale prices at Muhana
Mandi are currently be-
tween 25 and 30 rupees
per kilogram.
T
RAJASTHAN 03
www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia
Jaipur, Saturday | June 22, 2024
TOURISM STATE NECESSITATES NIGHT MARKETS
Tourists and locals seen enjoying shopping at the Bapu Bazaar in Jaipur during late evening. SANTOSH SHARMA
QUOTE
UNQUOTE
States where this initiative
has been implemented are
seeing positive results,
introduction of night
markets in key tourist cities
could improve their
economic condition.
KALICHARAN SARAF,
MLA, MALVIYA NAGAR
In Jaipur, tourists often
roam around late at night,
making it essential to
permit 24-hr trade. This
would promote tourism.
BALMUKUND ACHARYA,
MLA, HAWA MAHAL
It would be a
commendable initiative by
the government. Initially,
night markets should be
allowed in areas with high
tourist footfall, which
would attract tourists and
boost employment.
RAFEEK KHAN,
MLA, ADARSH NAGAR
Traders,leadersback24-hrmarkets
Pankaj Soni
Jaipur
nspired by
model in seven
other states,
traders and public repre-
sentatives in Rajasthan
are advocating for the es-
tablishment of night mar-
kets, viewing it as a ben-
eficial move. Representa-
tives have expressed their
intention to request the
government to allow
traders to keep their shops
open 24 hours, similar to
the policy in Madhya
Pradesh.
Former Minister and
MLA Kalicharan Saraf
emphasized that states
where this initiative has
been implemented are
seeing positive results.
Given Rajasthan’s status
as a top destination for
foreign tourists, the intro-
duction of night markets
in key tourist cities could
improve their economic
condition, support local
entrepreneurs, and boost
trade. Saraf assured that
he would present this is-
sue to the government.
Hawa Mahal MLA
Balmukund Acharya
pointed out that both Ra-
jasthan and Jaipur are
major tourism hubs. In
Jaipur, tourists often
roam around late at night,
making it essential to per-
mit 24-hour trade. This
would promote night
tourism. However, he
stressed the need for
proper administrative ar-
rangements to ensure
smooth operation. He be-
lieves this step would sig-
nificantly increase em-
ployment opportunities.
Adarsh Nagar MLA
Rafeek Khan supported
the idea, stating that it
would be a commendable
initiative by the govern-
ment. Initially, night mar-
kets should be allowed in
areas with high tourist
footfall, which would at-
tract tourists and boost
employment.
BIG
ISSUE
Jobcreationandrevenueboost,say
MLAsSarafBalmukundAcharya
IndianIndustryTradeBoardendorses
the24-hournightmarketoperations
MLAsSarafBalmukundAcharya
You read it in First India on JUNE 21, 2024
INDIA’SONIONEXPORTBANENDS,45KTONSSHIPPED
BAN LIFTED DURING LOK SABHA ELECTIONS ON MAY 4
In early May 2024, India lifted its ban on onion
exports, resulting in the export of over 45,000
tons of onions. Last December, the world’s larg-
est vegetable exporter had imposed the ban, which was
extended in March due to sluggish production and rising
prices. According to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, over
45,000 tons of onions have been exported since the ban
was lifted, primarily to West Asia and Bangladesh.
The government removed the export ban on May 4
to keep onion prices low during the election period.
However, a minimum export price (MEP) of 550
US dollars per ton was imposed.
Three held for killing Chinkara
in Sgngr, Bishnois protested
First India Bureau
Sriganganagar
Three persons were de-
tained in connection with
thekillingoftwochinkara
deer in Rajasthan’s
Sriganganagar district on
Friday, a forest official
said. Agitated by the kill-
ings of the protected ani-
mal,membersoftheBish-
noi community staged a
dharna and blocked Jait-
sar-Padampur road with
the deer carcasses, dis-
rupting traffic movement.
According to officials,
the deer skeletons were
found in a farm on Thurs-
day, following which the
Bishnoicommunitymem-
bers staged a protest and
demanded arrest of the
poachers. The DFO said
talks are being held with
Bishnoicommunitymem-
bers to pacify them.
Cong demands answers
on NEET irregularities,
holds protest in Jaipur
Dinesh Dangi  Naresh Sharma
Jaipur
The Congress on Friday
held a demonstration here
to demand justice for stu-
dents affected by alleged
irregularities in NEET
exam. The Congress lead-
ers and workers gathered
at the Collectorate Circle
to lodge the protest and
asked the Centre to break
its silence on the issue.
Addressing the party
workers, Cong state chief
Govind Singh Dotasra
said, “Everyone knows
that corruption has hap-
pened in NEET. But, the
Centre is not cancelling
the exam. “Questions like
why grace marks were
given to the candidates in
this examination and why
some candidates were
given selected examina-
tion centres are unan-
swered,” Dotasra said.
He alleged that the
central government has
maintained silence re-
garding this examination,
while the Gujarat and Bi-
har police have arrested
many candidates and reg-
istered a case assuming
paper leak.
CP Joshi outlines BJP’s
future plans in Chittor
FIR against D-Mart, one more over
unauthorized sale of Saras ghee
Vikas Sharma
Jaipur
Saras Dairy has lodged
an FIR against D-Mart 
Khandelwal and Com-
pany. The investigation
uncovered that the firm
from which D-Mart pur-
chased Saras ghee is not
an authorized distributor.
Additionally, stocks of
Pro-Vedic ghee have
been seized at various
locations as part of ongo-
ing action directed by
Food Safety Commis-
sioner Iqbal Khan.
Additional Commis-
sioner Pankaj Ojha re-
ported that on Thursday,
spurious ghee of Saras
and Pro-Vedic brands
was seized but on Friday
morning, D-Mart re-
turned stock to the ven-
dor via a transfer note.
PK Agarwal
Chittorgarh
BJP State President CP
Joshi is currently touring
the Chittorgarh parlia-
mentary constituency as
part of his Mewar visit.
Joshi began his day by
participating in a World
YogaDayevent,wherehe
actively engaged in yoga
exercises. In the morning,
Joshi performed a special
worship at Kharadeshwar
Mahadev Temple.
In an interview with
FirstIndia,Joshidiscussed
party’s future plans. “We
have already begun work-
ing on upcoming initia-
tives,” he stated. “This
period will be more his-
toric than last ten years.”
Joshi also attended meet-
ings with party officials.
CP Joshi doing abhishek at Shri
Kharadeshwar Mahadev Temple
in Chittorgarh on Friday.
Official seizing the spurious
ghee in Jaipur on Friday.
Govind Singh Dotasra, Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, Rafeek Khan,
Shakuntala Rawat, Mamta Bhupesh, and Ganga Devi during the
protest over NEET in Jaipur on Friday. SANTOSH SHARMA
VYAPAR MANDAL RAISES
ALARM OVER PESTICIDES
IN BRANDED SPICES
The Indian Trade
Industry Associa-
tion raised concerns
over the recent findings
of pesticides in branded
spices. National President
Babu Lal Gupta addressed
media, highlighting several
issues with current handling
of the situation by health
authorities. Gupta stated,
“The Health Dept is col-
lecting samples of branded
spices, but they are sealing
warehouses and stock
before sample test reports
are available. This is wrong
 should not be done.”
I
TRADEFEDSEESPROFITSINNIGHTMARKETS
Meanwhile, Suresh Saini, General Secretary
of the Jaipur Trade Federation, highlighted the
success of night markets in Madhya Pradesh,
urging the Rajasthan government to consider a similar
approach to benefit local traders. He asserted that law
enforcement is the responsibility of police, and Jaipur’s
police are capable of handling it effectively. Babulal
Gupta, National President of Indian Industry Trade
Board, endorsed the 24-hour market operation, noting
that it is crucial to keep markets open at night to cater to
those who cannot shop during day due to Rajasthan’s
tourist attractions.
FILE
eam India’s
campaign in
the T20
World Cup
Super Eight
stagehasgotofftoasmooth
start. In their opening clash
with Afghanistan, Rohit
and his warriors scored a
comfortable victory by 47
runs. In the game’s initial
phase on a slow pitch, it
seemed the change from
USA to West Indies would
not be easy but ultimately
India emerged convincing
winners.
The clinical victory,
however, unveiled both
strengths and worries for
the Indian side as they
march forward at the
World Cup. Suryakumar
Yadav was the hero of the
day as his pivotal knock
rescued India from a pre-
carious position and earned
him the Player of the
Match award. But led by
the inimitable Jasprit Bum-
rah, it’s the bowlers who
saved India the blushes af-
ter the batters failed to
sparkle at their brightest.
The game started with
India winning the toss and
opting to bat first, a deci-
sion that’s become cus-
tomary for them in recent
matches. However, con-
cerns loomed over the
form of openers Virat Koh-
li and Rohit Sharma. Ro-
hit, in particular, struggled
on a slow deck and man-
aged just 8 runs off 13 balls
before falling to a mis-
timed stroke. Kohli, too,
found it tough to accelerate
against Afghanistan’s dis-
ciplined bowling, eventu-
ally departing for a modest
24 off 24 balls.
Amidst the setbacks,
Suryakumar Yadav show-
cased his T20 prowess, an-
choring the innings with
Hardik Pandya. Their part-
nership rescued India’s in-
nings from a precarious 90
for 4 to an ultimately im-
posing total of 181. Surya
was the standout batter for
India, smashing 53 runs off
just 28 balls - his innings
with a strike rate of around
200, underlined his signifi-
cance as a stabilizing force
in India’s batting lineup.
While the middle-order
success has been a silver
lining for India in recent
matches, questions persist
over the opening pair.
Some pundits are advocat-
ing Yashasvi Jaiswal’s in-
clusion in the lineup, pro-
posing a potential shift of
Virat Kohli to number
three.This adjustment
could boost the batting or-
der and capitalize on Koh-
li’s legendary prowess in
the middle overs. The Ro-
hit-Yashasvi duo could
also give India the advan-
tage of a left-right pair at
the top, but the Indian
think-tank believes the
Virat-Rohit pair offers sta-
bility at the top and gives
the advantage of an extra
batter in the middle order.
Another contentious is-
sue revolves around the
choice between Shivam
Dube and Sanju Samson.
Critics argue in favor of
Samson, highlighting his
superior batting ability and
his prowess as a big hitter.
The management’s deci-
sion to persist with Dube
hinges significantly on his
bowling prowess, a factor
that has raised eyebrows
since India has hardly used
his bowling in the tourna-
ment.
On the bowling front,
India’s campaign has been
bolstered by the exception-
al performances of Jasprit
Bumrah, who continues to
dazzle with his sizzling
pace, precision and econo-
my. Bumrah’s tally of con-
ceding just 4 boundaries
and grabbing 8 wickets in
the World Cup so far, un-
derscores his critical role
in the team’s success.His
economy rate of 1.75 runs
per over against Afghani-
stan underscores his effec-
tiveness in stifling opposi-
tion batsmen
Supporting Bumrah,
spinners Ravindra Jadeja
and Kuldeep Yadav also
had a good outing, show-
casing their both their con-
tainment and wicket-tak-
ing abilities. Meanwhile,
Axar Patel remains in su-
perb form, providing the
Indian team with depth in
both batting and bowling.
Looking ahead, India
faces Bangladesh and Aus-
tralia in quick succession,
necessitating swift adjust-
ments and key decisions.
Bangladesh, despite a loss
to Australia in their previ-
ous encounter, remains a
formidable opponent capa-
ble of upending India’s as-
pirations if taken lightly.
Theupcomingmatcheswill
serve as litmus tests for In-
dia’s preparedness against
top-tier teams like England,
SouthAfrica, andAustralia.
The path to glory ap-
pears promising for India,
provided they effectively
address their batting in-
consistency and tactical
dilemmas. The team’s abil-
ity to harness the strengths
of key players like
Suryakumar Yadav and
Jasprit Bumrah while fine-
tuning their batting order
will be crucial in navigat-
ing the challenges posed
by formidable opponents.
The squad’s unity, spirit
and determination have
been a vital factor so far,
with each player contribut-
ing to the collective effort.
Despite challenges, opti-
mism runs high within the
camp, buoyed by recent
victories and individual
performances. The man-
agement’s decisions in the
coming days will be criti-
cal, and if they strike a
proper balance of stability
with innovation they are
bound to optimize India’s
chances of lifting the cov-
eted trophy.
India’s win against Af-
ghanistan reflects just why
they’re one of the top fa-
vourites. The top order
didn’t fire but the middle
order got the job done; and
the bowlers were simply
superb and outclassed Af-
ghanistan. The opportunity
isripeforstar-studdedIndia
to assert their dominance,
remain aggressive and
emerge victorious on the
global stage of T20 cricket.
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY
THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL
TOP
TWEETS
SPIRITUAL SPEAK
Watch out for false prophets.
They come to you in sheep’s
clothing, but inwardly they are
ferocious wolves.
BIBLE
STRENGTHS
OF INDIA
The path to glory appears
promising for India, provid-
ed they effectively address
their batting inconsistency
and tactical dilemmas. The
team’s ability to harness
the strengths of key players
like Suryakumar Yadav and
Jasprit Bumrah while fine-
tuning their batting order
will be crucial in navigating
the challenges posed by
formidable opponents
The squad’s unity, spirit
and determination have
been a vital factor so far,
with each player contribut-
ing to the collective effort.
Despite challenges, opti-
mism runs high within the
camp, buoyed by recent
victories and individual
performances. The man-
agement’s decisions in the
coming days will be critical,
and if they strike a proper
balance of stability with in-
novation they are bound to
optimize India’s chances of
lifting the coveted trophy
India’s win against Af-
ghanistan reflects just
why they’re one of the top
favourites. The top order
didn’t fire but the middle
order got the job done; and
the bowlers were simply
superb and outclassed Af-
ghanistan. The opportunity
is ripe for star-studded India
to assert their dominance,
remain aggressive and
emerge victorious on the
global stage of T20 cricket
SURYA,BUMRAHSHINEIN
WINOVERAFGHANISTAN
INDIA’SCHALLENGESANDOPPORTUNITIESONROADTOGLORYINT20WORLDCUP
Team India’s campaign in the T20 World Cup Super
Eight stage has got off to a smooth start. In their
opening clash with Afghanistan, Rohit and his
warriors scored a comfortable victory by 47 runs.
In the game’s initial phase on a slow pitch, it
seemed the change from USA to West Indies would
not be easy but ultimately India emerged
convincing winners
IN-DEPTH
IMPLICATIONS OF
NUCLEAR ALERT STATUS
TRUDEAU’S APPROACH
IS CONTRADICTORY
hen major powers like the US, Russia, China,
and Europe place their nuclear arsenals on
alert, the world teeters on the edge of unprec-
edented danger. Such actions escalate tensions and
amplify the risk of miscalculation or accidental con-
flict, potentially leading to catastrophic consequenc-
es. The global community, already burdened with
geopolitical instability, economic struggles, and cli-
mate crises, faces heightened anxiety and insecurity.
Nuclear alert status signals a breakdown in diplo-
matic relations and trust among these powers. It under-
mines decades of arms control agreements aimed at
reducing the threat of nuclear war. Moreover, this pos-
ture diverts resources from pressing global issues such
as poverty, health crises, and sustainable development.
For the world, the renewed nuclear brinkmanship
necessitates a reinvigoration of diplomatic efforts
and international cooperation. The stakes are too high
for any missteps. A collective commitment to de-
escalation, dialogue, and disarmament is essential to
ensure global peace and security, preventing a slide
into a potentially irreversible catastrophe.
W
rime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent re-
marks about alignment with India on “big
issues” and the opportunity to engage with
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government high-
light a potential for cooperation between Canada and
India. Trudeau’s comments, made following his in-
teraction with Modi at the G7 summit, suggest a
readiness to tackle significant concerns, including
national security and the rule of law. This optimism
is crucial for fostering stronger bilateral relations and
addressing shared challenges.
However, Trudeau’s actions back in Ottawa paint
a contrasting picture. The Canadian parliament’s de-
cision to honor Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a designated
Khalistani terrorist,
with a minute’s si-
lence raises serious
questions about
Trudeau’s commit-
ment to genuine en-
gagement with India.
Nijjar, who was
gunned down outside
a gurdwara in Surrey,
Canada, last year, has
been a point of con-
tention between the
two nations. Cana-
da’s accusation that
India was involved in
the crime further
complicates the diplomatic relations between the two
countries. India has decided to hit back.
Trudeau’s contradictory stance—expressing a de-
sire for cooperation while simultaneously honoring
an individual targeting India’s integrity—undermines
the prospects for meaningful dialogue. It sends mixed
signals about Canada’s priorities and its approach to
national security and international relations.
For Trudeau’s vision of alignment and engagement
to materialize, a consistent and transparent approach
is necessary. Honouring a figure like Nijjar strains
relations with India and also casts doubt on Canada’s
commitment to combating terrorism. True engage-
ment requires building trust and addressing conten-
tious issues with sincerity, not political posturing.
Trudeau must align his actions with his rhetoric to
pave the way for constructive cooperation with India.
P
Canada’s
accusation that
India was involved
in the crime further
complicates the
diplomatic relations
between the two
countries. India has
decided to hit back
T
On this International Yoga
Day, my only wish is that like
all of you soldiers, taking
inspiration from you, every person
should imbibe the power of yoga
within themselves. On this Yoga Day,
I also pray to God that we all adopt a
healthy lifestyle.
Rajnath Singh
@rajnathsingh
Feeling invigorated after joining MoS
Shri @GeorgekurianBjp ji  others on
#InternationalDayofYoga in New Delhi.
Yoga’s profound impact on mental  physical
health is undeniable. In the hustle of daily life, yoga
offers a moment of calm and clarity. Today, let’s
embrace this ancient practice to rejuvenate our
minds  bodies. Let’s all adopt this beautiful
tradition for a balanced life!
Kiren Rijiju @KirenRijiju
PERSPECT VE 04
Jaipur, Saturday | June 22, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia
l Vol 6 l Issue No. 16 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
India’s Axar Patel, right, and Arshdeep Singh run between the wickets to score during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and
India at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Siddhaarth
Mahan
The writer is a specialist
on Sports and Cinema
who works as an actor in
the Hindi film industry,
presently he is in New York
for the World Cup coverage
FOLLOW OUR WHATSAPP CHANNEL TO 'READ FREE' THE FIRST INDIA
ENGLISH NEWSPAPER EVERYDAY, AND WIN EXCITING PRIZES
CLICK HERE
ANI
Chennai
Tamil Nadu Director of
Medical Education
SangumanionFridaysaid
47 people have lost their
lives after consuming il-
licit liquor in the Kallaku-
richi district of the State.
Meanwhile, the second
day of Tamil Nadu As-
sembly began in Chennai
on Friday with a ruckus as
AIADMK MLAs sport-
ing black clothes raised
slogans inside the House
over the hooch tragedy.
The Speaker Appavu
ordered the watch and
ward staff, which per-
forms security duties in-
side the Assembly, to
evict AIADMK MLAs
from the Assembly hall.
Visuals from outside
the Assembly showed
watch and ward staff es-
corting AIADMK mem-
bers outside. Chaos
erupted both inside and
outside the Tamil Nadu
Assembly in Chennai, as
AIADMK members
raised slogans demanding
discussion on Kallaku-
richi illicit liquor tragedy.
‘HOUSE’ WARMING
Naidu returns to Andhra Assembly as CM
ANI
Amaravati
elugu Desam
Party chief CM
N Chandrababu
Naidu on Friday returned
to Andhra Pradesh As-
sembly after a gap of
over two years.
The 16thAndhra Legis-
lativeAssembly began to-
day and Naidu along with
Nara Lokesh and Nanda-
muri Balakrishna took
oath as members. Naidu
had vowed in November
2021 that he would return
to theAssembly only after
becoming CM.
He was given a stand-
ing ovation as he arrived
in the House as the chief
minister of the state for a
fourth time. TDP MLA G
Butchaiah Chowdary pre-
sided over proceedings as
the Proterm Speaker.
The session com-
menced at 9:45 am in the
Assembly Hall. Actor-
politician and Janasena
chief Pawan Kalyan en-
tered the House for the
first time in his 16-year-
old political career as
Pithapuram MLA and
Deputy Chief Minister.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu being greeted by MLAs during the State
Legislative Assembly session, in Amaravati, on Friday. PTI
Police at emergency department at a govt hospital where patients
are being treated after consuming spurious liquor, in Kallakurichi.
T
INDIA 05
Jaipur, Saturday | June 22, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia
NEWLY-ELECTED MLAs
TAKE OATH IN ANDHRA
Amaravati: Andhra
Pradesh Legisla-
tive Assembly
Pro-tem Speaker Gorantla
Butchaiah Chowdary ad-
ministered the oath to 172
out of the 175 members on
Friday starting with Chief
Minister N Chandrababu
Naidu (MLA, Kuppam).
The Deputy Chief Minister
and Minister for Panchayat
Raj and Rural Develop-
ment, Rural Water Supply,
Environment, Forest and
Science and Technology,
K Pawan Kalyan (Pitha-
puram) was the second one
to take the oath.
Cong protests near BJP
office over NEET ‘leak’
PTI
New Delhi
Delhi Congress workers
on Friday held a demon-
stration near BJP office
here over the alleged ir-
regularities in the NEET-
UG 2024 examinations.
The demonstration was
led by Delhi chief presi-
dent Devender Yadav.
The party was protest-
ing peacefully for the in-
terest of the youth, and
will not rest till lakhs of
students who appeared
for the NEET-UG exams
get justice, Yadav said.
All Congress workers,
who participated in the
demonstration, took the
pledge that they will
strive to ensure that jus-
tice was served to the
students, the party said.
DiditoPM:Defer
implementation
of three new
criminal laws
PTI
New Delhi
West Bengal Chief
Minister Mamata Ba-
nerjee has urged
Prime Minister Nar-
endra Modi to defer
the implementation of
the three “hurriedly
passed” criminal laws
that are set to be
rolled out on July 1.
Banerjee stressed
having a fresh review
of laws by Parliament.
In a letter to Prime
Minister Narendra
Modi, the TMC chief
expressed “grave
concern” over the im-
pending implementa-
tion of the three laws
– Bharatiya Nyaya
Sanhita (BNS)
2023, Bharatiya
Sakhsya Adhiniyam
(BSA) 2023 and
Bharatiya Nagarik
Suraksha Sanhita
(BNSS) 2023.
TN HOOCH TRAGEDY
Toll47;3accusedsentin15-dayjudicialcustody
l Ruckus in Tamil
Nadu Assembly over
Kallakurichi hooch
tragedy l AIADMK
MLAs evicted en masse
for creating ruckus
over Liquor tragedy
YOGAUNITESALL
INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY IN NATION  WORLD
InIndiaandacrossglobe,peopleperform‘asanas’tomarkYogaDay
illions across
India and the
globe stretched,
twisted and breathed in
and out on the Interna-
tional Day of Yoga on
Friday. The day was
observed in all states
with chief ministers,
ministers and governors
participating in
programmes.
Recognising its uni-
versal appeal, in Decem-
ber 2014, the UN pro-
claimed June 21 as the
International Day of
Yoga. The draft UN Gen-
eral Assembly resolution
establishing the Interna-
tional Day of Yoga was
proposed by India and
endorsed by a record 175
member states.
M
z The Consulate General
of India in New York along
with the Times Square Al-
liance hosted special yoga
sessions at the iconic
Times Square. There was
also a gathering of hun-
dreds of yoga enthusiasts
at Washington
z More than 300 people
from across Israel per-
formed asanas as they
participated in International
Yoga Day celebrations at
the Peres Centre for Peace
and Innovation in Tel Aviv
z Indian Embassies in
other parts of the world,
including Singapore, Sri
Lanka, France, the UK,
Malaysia, Indonesia,
Kuwait and Italy, also
observed the day
z The UK High Commis-
sion and embassies of the
United States and Israel
were among the diplo-
matic missions in India
that joined in the yoga day
celebrations
GLOBAL CELEBRATIONS OF YOGA DAY
Shah at Smart School
Union Minister for Home and Cooperation Amit Shah
visits a smart-school during inauguration of 30 smart
municipal schools, in Ahmedabad, on Friday. PTI
UP CM Yogi Adityanath performs Yoga at Raj Bhavan in Lucknow.
NCC cadets participate in a mass Yoga event at the Azhimala Shiva temple, in Thiruvananthapuram.
Children participate in a mass Yoga sesssion in Coimbatore. TBP personnel perform yoga at Badrinath Temple, in Chamoli. CISF personnel and others perform Yoga near Taj Mahal in Agra. People perform Yoga at the Gateway of India in Mumbai.
Anevent onInternational DayofYoga, at Times Square, inNewYork.
People perform Yoga at Namo
Ghat in Varanasi. Indian Navy personnel perform Yoga on a ship near Mumbai.
Tripura CM Manik Saha ML Khattar in New Delhi
Odisha CM Mohan Majhi
Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel
Assam CM Himanta B Sarma Union Min GK Redyy
Dr Jitendra Singh at PMO
Kiren Rijiju in New Delhi
JP Nadda in New Delhi
Rajnath Singh in Mathura
INDIA 06
Jaipur, Saturday | June 22, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia
ON FOREIGN INFLUENCE LAWS
India rejects comments by UN’s top official
PTi
Geneva
ndia’s Perma-
nent Represent-
ative of India to
the United Nations and
other International Or-
ganisations in Geneva
Ambassador Arindam
Bagchi, said he “humbly
disagrees” with the brief
reference to India made
by UN High Commis-
sioner for Human Rights
Volker Turk in his Global
Update 56th session of
the Human Rights Coun-
cil this week.
Turk had said in his
global update that a wor-
rying trend in terms of
civic space is the consid-
eration or adoption of so-
called transparency or
foreign influence laws in
over 50 countries, includ-
ing in the Republika Srp-
ska entity of Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Georgia,
India, Kyrgyzstan, the
Russian Federation, Slo-
vakia and Turkiye. These
laws risk having serious
chilling effects on the
work of civil society,
freedom of expression
and of association.
Bagchi said democrat-
ic nations across the
world, including India,
have had regulations for
many decades to guard
against legitimate con-
cerns about the misuse of
foreign funds.
“Principles of transpar-
ency and accountability
cannot be applied selec-
tively. Portraying a de-
pendence on the crutches
of opaque or illegal for-
eign funding is also a dis-
service to India’s vibrant
civil society,” he said.
 REPRESENTATIONAL
Indiahasrejecteda
commentbytheUN’s
tophumanrights
officialonforeign
influencelaws,saying
principlesof
“transparencyand
accountabilitycannot
beappliedselectively.”
I
Rain brings partial relief in Delhi-NCR amid agonising heatwave
PTI
New Delhi
Parts of the national cap-
ital witnessed drizzling,
which brought relief
from the intense heat-
wave in the city as the
minimum temperature on
Friday settled at 28.4 de-
grees Celsius, normal for
this time of the season,
the weather office said.
The Meteorological
Department has predict-
ed some relief from the
searing heatwave in Del-
hi over the weekend as
the sky is likely to re-
main partly cloudy on
Saturday and Sunday.
The IMD has predict-
ed thunderstorms ac-
companied by light rain
on Friday in some parts
of the city.
The maximum tem-
perature is likely to set-
tle around 40 degrees
Celsius. Delhi has been
reeling under a intense
heatwave and a severe
water crisis.
Young women react as they walk amid rains, in New Delhi, Friday.  PTI
MAJOR WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS
z The AQI of the national capital was recorded in the
“moderate” category with a reading of 173 at 1 pm, accord-
ing to the Central Pollution Control Board.
z An AQI between zero and 50 is considered “good”, 51
and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300
“poor”, 301 and 400 “very poor”, and 401 and 500 “severe”.
z The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre
(KSNDMC) has issued a red alert for coastal Karnataka,
which is likely to receive extremely heavy rainfall on June 22.
A boy and a girl run on the Kartavya Path amid rain, in New Delhi. Three people walk down amid rain, in New Delhi on Friday. PTI
AusthrashB’desh
by28runsviaDLS
methodinSuper8
Agencies
North Sound (Antigua)
Premier pacer Pat Cum-
mins grabbed the tourna-
ment’s first hat-trick and
spinner Adam Zampa
showcased his artistry to
fashionAustralia’s 28-run
win over Bangladesh via
the Duckworth Lewis
(DLS)methodintheirSu-
per Eights fixture of the
T20 World Cup.
If Zampa (2/24) oper-
ated with precision in the
middle overs, Cummins
(3/29) claimed three
wickets off successive
balls at the back end, as
Australia restricted Bang-
ladesh to 140 for eight
after Mitchell Marsh opt-
ed to bowl first in the rain-
interrupted game.Veteran
opener David Warner (53
not out off 35 balls) then
hit a scintillating half-
century, a knock that was
studded with five fours
and three sixes.
Australia were in a
hurry to finish the game
with openers Warner and
Travis Head (31) going
hammer and tongs from
the very first ball. The
pair raced to 60/0 before
rain interrupted play.
ICC MEN'S T20 WORLD CUP
Australia’s Adam Zampa, centre, is congratulated by teammates after taking the wicket of
Bangladesh’s Najmul Hossain T20 World Cup cricket match in North Sound, Antigua Thursday.  PTI
ICC T20 WORLD CUP SUPER 8 HIGHLIGHTS
z India will tour South Africa for a short four-match T20I
series in November this year, CSA and the BCCI an-
nounced in a joint statement on Friday.
z Pat Cummins has become the second Australian to
scalp a hat-trick in the ICC T20 World Cup.
z Warner went past Chris Gayle (965) to become the
fourth-highest run-getter in T20 WC history.
z Co-hosts United States and West Indies will meet in
the Super 8 Match 46 of 2024 ICC T20 World Cup today.
z The Caribbean team lost their first Super 8 game
against England after being unbeaten in the group stage.
PM,Forces,RBI,SCmosttrustedinstitutions:Survey
Agencies
New Delhi
The Defence Forces
(Army, Navy and Air
Force), the Prime Minis-
ter (PM) of the country,
Reserve Bank of India
(RBI), Supreme Court of
India and the Election
Commission of India
(ECI) have emerged the
most trusted institutions
of 2024, according to the
Ipsos IndiaBus Most
Trusted Institutions an-
nual survey.
The survey was con-
ducted pan-India, across
SECs, age groups, cities
with representation
across metros, tier-1, tier-
2 and tier-3 cities and
across different cohorts
and regions using the Ip-
sos IndiaBus platform.
The respondents were
exposed to a list of insti-
tutions and asked to rank
them on trustworthiness.
The survey covered a
long list of institutions
that were randomised
and ranked by citizens.
Elucidatingonthefind-
ings of the survey, Parijat
Chakraborty, Group Ser-
vice Line Leader, Public
Affairs, Corporate Repu-
tation, CSR and Sustain-
ability, Ipsos India, said,
“The top rankers on trust
in our annual survey of
the Ipsos IndiaBus Most
Trusted Institutions
mapped on the perception
of citizens are the defence
forces, the PM of country,
the RBI, the Supreme
Court of India and the
Election Commission of
India (ECI); emerging
most trusted.All these in-
stitutionsupholdthehigh-
est form of integrity, val-
ues and trustworthiness.”
Interestingly, trust for
defence forces was high
among certain demo-
graphics and cities: in
tier-1 cities (76%), north
zone (72%), west zone
(64%), 45+ age group
(63%), part-time and full-
time employed (62%)
and SEC A (60%).
4 die after roadways
bus falls into gorge
in Shimla's Jubbal
Agencies
New Delhi
Four people were killed
while three others sus-
tained serious injuries
when a bus overturned on
the Kuddu-Giltari road in
Himachal Pradesh’s
Shimla district early Fri-
day, police said.
The Himachal Road-
ways Transport Corpo-
ration (HRTC) bus, with
seven persons on board,
was on its way to Giltari
from Kuddu when the
accident took place
around 6:45 am near
Chauri Kainchi after the
driver lost control over
the vehicle.
While two persons
identified as Birma Devi
and Dhan Shah died on
the spot, bus driver Kar-
am Das and conductor
Rakesh Kumar suc-
cumbed to injuries on
way to hospital, Super-
intendent of Police,
Shimla, Sanjeev Kumar
Gandhi, said.
CM SUKHU, OTHERS
EXPRESS CONDOLENCE
Shimla: Himachal
Pradesh Governor
Shiv Pratap Shukla,
Chief Minister Sukhvinder
Singh Sukhu, and Deputy
Chief Minister Mukesh
Agnihotri have expressed
their condolences on the
bus accident in Shimla,
which killed four people.
Three other people also
sustained injuries in the
incident and are undergo-
ing medical treatment at the
Civil Hospital Rohru.
Locals gather after a Himachal
Roadways Transport
Corporation bus overturned
on the Kuddu-Diltari road, in
Shimla district, Friday. PTI
Israeli forces step up bombardment
across Gaza, amid fierce fighting
Agencies
Cairo
Israeli forces pounded
Rafah and other areas
across the Gaza Strip and
engaged in close-quarter
combat with fighters led
by Palestinian Islamist
group Hamas, residents
and Israel’s military said.
Residents said the Is-
raelis appeared to by try-
ing to complete their cap-
ture of Rafah, the city on
the enclave’s southern
edge that has been the fo-
cus of an Israeli assault
since early May. Palestin-
ian officials said at least
12 Palestinians had been
killed in separate Israeli
military strikes on Friday.
U.S.Chinaholdfirst
nucleartalksin5years
Agencies
Hong Kong
The United States and
China resumed semi-of-
ficial nuclear arms talks
in March for the first
time in five years, with
Beijing’s representatives
telling U.S. counterparts
that they would not re-
sort to atomic threats
over Taiwan.
The Chinese represent-
atives offered reassuranc-
es after their U.S. inter-
locutors raised concerns
that China might use, or
threaten to use, nuclear
weapons if it faced defeat
in a conflict over Taiwan.
CHINA WARNS OF
‘TRADE WAR’ WITH EU
New Delhi: Beijing
warned on Friday
that escalating
frictions with the European
Union over electric vehicle
imports could trigger a
trade war, as Germany’s
economy minister arrived
in the Chinese capital with
the proposed tariffs high
on his agenda.
NPCL: IIT Kanpur students explore
cutting-edge power management
First India Bureau
Greater Noida
In a pioneering initiative
to connect theoretical
learning with practical
applications, a group of
21 students from the pres-
tigious IIT Kanpur re-
cently visited the Noida
Power Company Limited
(NPCL).
During the visit, stu-
dents gained first-hand
experience of various in-
novations and strategies
implemented by NPCLto
ensure reliable and quali-
ty power supply.
Students visited the
Automation Lab where
they saw different appli-
cations that pertain to the
Smart Grid system, De-
mand Response mecha-
nisms and so on.
Porn-addict dad kills
daughter, 12, for
resisting rape
Hyderabad: A
12-year-old girl was
allegedly killed by her
alcoholic father, a porn
addict, for resisting rape
in Miyapur near
Hyderabad city. In the
forest, the father tried to
rape her. When the
12-year-old screamed
and threatened to tell
her mother, he killed her
by hitting her with a
stone, the report said.
Cops zeroed in on him
who later confessed to
have killed his daughter.
Historicflooding
inChinakills47,
morefloodsfeared
Beijing: At least
47 people have
died as downpours in
southern China’s
Guangdong province
caused historic
flooding and slides,
state media reported
Friday, while
authorities warned of
more extreme weather
ahead in other parts of
the country. State
broadcaster CCTV
said that another 38
people were con-
firmed dead under the
jurisdiction of Meizhou
city, adding to 9 others
previously reported
dead elsewhere.
CRUCIAL READ
Palestinians gather at the edge of a crater after an Israeli
airstrike in an area where displaced people are sheltering in
Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Friday.  PTI
IN POWER CORRIDORS
Awaiting IAS transfer list, officials hoping for the best!
Rajendra Chhabra
Jaipur
he bureaucracy
of Rajasthan is
eagerly waiting
for the next IAS transfer
list. In reality, this wait
started right after the new
government was formed
in Delhi, but even though
fifteen days have passed,
the whereabouts of the
transfer is list are un-
known. Sources reveal
that homework is con-
tinuously being done on
the list, but nothing is
getting finalised. Sources
further reveal that major
changes are to happen to
ACS, Principal Secre-
tary, and Secretary rank
officer while several
HODs and Collectors
would also be changed.
However, it does not
seem probable that Fi-
nance will undergo any
changes just yet, owing
to the upcoming budget.
It is being said that one
of the reasons why the
list is not getting final-
ised, is the issue of non-
approval on various
names at the concerned
level, even though sev-
eral meetings have hap-
pened on this aspect.
Sources reveal that the
issue is stuck on about
half a dozen names. Fur-
thermore, various specu-
lations are being made
regarding the CM’s Delhi
visit followed by the
Chief Secretary’s sudden
visit to the National Cap-
ital.
Notably, even after ap-
proval regarding reliev-
ing the state’s Chief Elec-
toral Officer and with the
notification by the Elec-
tion Commission regard-
ing the new CEO, it has
been two days, and yet
the State Government
has not issued orders in
this regard. This issue is
also concerned with the
transfer list.
Right from the Secre-
tariat, to Departments
and Collectors are in a
state of confusion regard-
ing the list and it is also
being said that in the ab-
sence of the list getting
finalised, it can be stalled
for some time.
One of the reasons
why the list is not
getting finalised, is
the issue of non-
approval on various
names at the
concerned level
T
NEWS 07
www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia
Jaipur, Saturday | June 22, 2024
CM:Prosperousfarmerskeyto
buildingadevelopedRajasthan
Vinod Singh Chouhan
Jaipur
Chief Minister Bhajanlal
Sharma emphasized that
the rise in farmers’ and
cattle rearers’ incomes
symbolizes Rajasthan’s
prosperity. He stated that
empowering them to be
self-reliant will establish
a solid foundation for a
developed Rajasthan.
Sharma assured that
farmer welfare topics
would feature prominent-
ly in the upcoming re-
vised budget for 2024-25.
Addressing a pre-
budget discussion at the
Chief Minister’s Office
on Friday with farmers,
cattle rearers, and Dairy
Association representa-
tives, Sharma highlight-
ed farmer welfare as a top
priority for Prime Minis-
ter Narendra Modi. He
noted Modi’s release of
the 17th installment of
the Kisan Samman Nidhi
in his third term.
The Chief Minister un-
derscored that the state
government’s six-month
tenure has focused on
comprehensive farmer
development. Deputy
Chief Minister and Fi-
nance Minister, Diya
Kumari, along withAgri-
culture and Horticulture
Minister Dr Kirodi Lal
Meena, participated in
the programme via VC.
Aishwary Pradhan 
Dinesh Kasana
Jaipur
The 62nd annual session
of the All India National
Educational Federation
Rajasthan in Jaipur high-
lighted significant educa-
tional reforms and gov-
ernment priorities. CM
Bhajan Lal Sharma
stressed the role of edu-
cators in character build-
ing alongside academic
instruction. He criticised
the previous government
for making misguided
decisions, such as the
JJM and opening colleg-
es without adequate re-
sources, leading to finan-
cial losses and operation-
al challenges. Sharma
announced the formation
of a high-powered com-
mittee under the current
administration to review
these colleges opened
under Raj-CES, focusing
on their viability and nec-
essary actions.
Deputy Chief Minis-
ter, Dr Prem Chand Bair-
wa emphasised execu-
tion of NEP.
Assembly Speaker
Vasudev Devnani in his
address, emphasised In-
dia’s unity, integrity, and
self-respect, citingAyod-
hya temple construction
as a symbol of unity.
First India Bureau
New Delhi
A delegation from the
‘Palace on Wheels’train,
led by O and M Director
Pradeep Bohra along
with General Manager
Sanjay Nischal and Sales
Director Bhavani Singh
Rao, met Union Minister
of Tourism,Art, and Cul-
ture Gajendra Singh
Shekhawat at his resi-
dence on Friday. They
briefed him on the luxury
train’s operations, high-
lighting preparations for
the upcoming season
starting in September,
with trips departing
weekly from New Delhi
to Rajasthan and Agra.
In another develop-
ment, Union Minister
Gajendra Singh Shekha-
wat expressed opposition
to establishing a second
Regional Transport Of-
fice (RTO) in Jodhpur,
citing its unnecessary na-
ture.
However, despite the
Union Minister’s reser-
vations, the Transport
Department has con-
firmed securing all re-
quired approvals, both
financial and administra-
tive, for the new RTO of-
fice in Jodhpur, indicat-
ing imminent com-
mencement of opera-
tions.
Navin Sharma
Jaipur
Despite the State Govern-
ment’s commitment to a
zero-tolerance policy to-
wards corruption, bureau-
cratic red tape continues
to shield corrupt officers
and employees. Various
departmentshavepending
prosecution approvals
from the Anti-Corruption
Bureau (ACB), shedding
light on numerous cases
involving millions in
kickbacks in scandals like
miningfraud,NRHMten-
ders, and massive bribery
in the Water Department.
The government re-
mains deeply concerned
about the rapid rise in cor-
ruption cases across the
state.TheAnti-Corruption
Bureau has exposed cases
whereofficialshavealleg-
edly taken bribes worth
lakhs, tarnishing the gov-
ernment’s image. How-
ever, approval for prose-
cution against these cor-
rupt elements has been
delayed, causing frustra-
tion even within theACB.
Several departments
are reportedly protecting
their own officials impli-
cated in corruption scan-
dals, further complicating
the matter. These depart-
mentsareaccusedofcom-
promising the state’s in-
tegrity by sheltering cor-
rupt officials and employ-
ees involved in various
scams. Many of these
cases have been pending
since 2011, hindering the
progress of prosecution
approvals. The ACB has
forwarded these cases
back to the respective de-
partments for considera-
tion, hoping for decisive
action.
Since Dr Ravi Prakash
Meharda took charge as
the new head of theACB,
there is optimism that de-
partments may finally act
against these corrupt offi-
cials. However, the dept
itself has halted prosecu-
tion approvals to protect
corrupt officials, leading
to a surge in pending cas-
es. These depts caught in
scandalsaretarnishingthe
reputation of the govern-
mentbydefendingcorrupt
officers and employees.
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma being presented bottled camel milk by a livestock breeder from Bikaner,
Genaram Raika after the pre-budget dialogue with farmer representatives, livestock breeders, and
dairy associations from Rajasthan at CMO in Jaipur on Friday.
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma inaugurates the 62nd
regional convention
of All India National Educational Federation at Tagore Int’l
School in Jaipur on Friday. Dr PC Bairwa  others were present.
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat seeks info during the demonstration
of Bharat Health Initiative for Sahyog, Hita and Maitri(BHISHM)
Critical Trauma Cube at New Delhi.
Rajendra Rathore during the gratitude meeting of BJP workers
in Churu on Friday. Harlal Saharan, Devendra Jhajharia  others
were also present.
Dialogue provided
valuable ideas for
farmers  dairy
businesses: Minister
Pradeep Bohra
briefed Shekhawat
on PoW’s upcoming
season operations
Teachers enhance knowledge  artistic skills among youth,
fostering their personality development, says Dr PC Bairwa
Agriculture is not just
a business; it is a duty
fulfilled with utmost
dedication by farmers.
Despite adverse
geographical and
climatic conditions,
farmers continue to
produce food that
nourishes us. We all
owe a debt to the
farmers, a debt that
can never be fully
repaid.
BHAJAN LAL SHARMA, CM
Colleges opened under Raj-CES
to be reviewed, says CM Sharma
‘PoW’ delegation meets Tourism Min; New
RTOofficeapproveddespiteMin’sobjections
First India Bureau
Churu
BJP leader Rajendra
Rathore addressed a
press conference in Chu-
ru on Friday, emphasis-
ing his inclusive ap-
proach to politics and
subtly criticising former
party members Rahul
Kaswan and Devi Singh
Bhati.
“I have always con-
ducted politics by taking
all 36 communities to-
gether,” Rathore de-
clared, underscoring his
commitment to unity and
cooperation. In a veiled
reference to Kaswan and
Bhati, he remarked,
“Those who were part of
our party until yesterday
are now disrupting the
environment, but we will
not let it deteriorate.”
Taking a direct shot at
Bhati, Rathore stated, “It
is wrong to fire a gun
from someone else’s
shoulder.” He also ac-
cused Kaswan of self-
sabotage, saying, “Rahul
Kaswan cut the very
branch he was sitting
on.” Rathore questioned
Kaswan’s defection to
Congress, asking, “Tell
me, what policies of
Modi are you so unhappy
with that you joined Con-
gress?” He expressed
confidence in the future
of the BJP, affirming,
“The party’s future is
bright,  workers are
diligently working under
party’s leadership. I will
now serve the party as a
worker.” The press con-
ference was attended by
LS candidate Devendra
Jhajharia  Churu MLA
Harlal Saharan, showing
party’s solidarity.
I will now serve the
party as a worker, says
Rajendra Rathore
SeveralRajleadersattend
lastritesofMaken’smother
QRcodetohelpdetectpure
orspuriousSarasGhee
14 Rajasthan
MLAs join Tribal
Advisory Council
Raj Govt Departments delay prosecution sanctions
against corrupt officials despite ACB investigations
Those who were part
of our party until
yesterday, are now
disrupting the
environment, but we
will not let it
deteriorate, he says
First India Bureau
New Delhi
The funeral of Congress
Treasurer Ajay Maken’s
mother and wife of late
Chander Prakash Maken,
late Santosh Maken, was
held on Friday in Delhi,
drawingnumerouspromi-
nent Cong leaders from
Rajasthanandotherstates.
Among those present
from Rajasthan were LoP
Tikaram Jully, Vaibhav
Gehlot, Dharmendra
Rathore, Dinesh Khod-
nia, Sandeep Choudhary,
and Jaswant Singh. Hary-
ana Congress leader
Deepender Singh Hooda
also attended the funeral,
expressing his condolenc-
es to the Maken family.
Ex- CM Ashok Gehlot
 Dy CM Sachin Pilot
expressed condolences
via social media on Mak-
en’s mother’s demise.
A Prayer meeting will
be held today at 11 am-12
noon at Chinmaya Mis-
sion, 89, Lodhi Road, Lo-
dhi Estate, New Delhi.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
In a significant step
against spurious ghee,
RCDF CMD, Sushma
Arora announced a QR
code system for Saras
Ghee. The packaging
now includes a dual-layer
verification QR code and
hologram with the Saras
logo. Consumers can
scratch to reveal the QR
code, which, when
scanned via mobile or
UPI app, verifies authen-
ticity with unique ID,
batch number, MRP,
manufacturing, and ex-
piry dates. The scanned
QR code displays the
Saras Ghee logo, assuring
consumers of its genuine-
ness and aiding in distin-
guishing between genu-
ine and fake products.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Fourteen MLAs elected
to Raj Assembly from
the Scheduled Tribes,
have been appointed to
Rajasthan Tribal Advi-
sory Council for devel-
opment of STs. Appoint-
ed members include MP
Meena, Hansraj Meena,
Rajendra Meena, Ram-
bilas, Samaram, Prata-
palal Bhil, Phool Singh
Meena, AL Meena, Ma-
hesh Meena, Shankar Lal
Decha, Kailash Chandra
Meena, Hemant Meena,
Gopichand Meena, and
Lalit Meena. Addition-
ally, Pushkar Teli has
been appointed as a non-
government member.
Promoted by
Okay Plus Housing Pvt. Ltd.
The packaging now includes
a QR code and hologram with
Saras logo.
z ACB handling 455 alleged bribery cases across depts.
z Personnel Department: 72 pending cases.
z Panchayat Raj Department: 95 pending cases.
z Revenue Department: 36 pending cases.
z Municipal Administration and Local Governance
Department: 87 pending cases.
z PWD: Over a dozen pending cases.
PENDING CASES PLAGUE RAJ GOVT DEPTS
08
If only each one of us would realise the power
of giving, there would not be a single moment,
where we would not share our good fortune with
someone else.
Dr JAGDEESH CHANDRA, CMD  Editor-in-Chief
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Postal Reg No. JPC/004/2022-24
Jaipur, Saturday | June 22, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia
Can you imagine a BJP
without RSS’s support
and vice versa? Does the
‘Two-Headed Swan’
idiom is realised here?
Dr Jagdeesh Chandra:
As of today, that idiom
surely exists in reality and
it will remain so till the
time these two organisa-
tions are separated, may
they keep functioning in
the same fields later on
andmaycrosspathsatdif-
ferent times, but on the
ground, they may then be
separate.Tillthetimethey
do not part ways in a
friendly environment, till
then, the BJPand the RSS
will be like the ‘Two-
Headed Swan.’This say-
ing came into prevalence
after a senior journalist
went to Russia over two
decades back and visited
the Kremlin, where he
saw an insignia of a swan
with two heads. On one of
the heads was written
‘East’ and on the other
head was written ‘West’.
At that time Russia’s pol-
icy was to balance both
East and West. Someone
asked what would happen
if one of the heads of the
proverbial swan fell
down, to which the au-
thorities replied that the
swan would die. So, in
today’s situation between
RSSandBJP,whoarelike
this swan, if they do not
improve themselves and
do not sort out their differ-
ences,sothewaythistime
votes were not cast in
huge numbers in BJP’s
favour, next time, some-
thing major may happen
and the existing structure
of working between BJP
and RSS would crumble
and that will be the start of
the end of that structure.
Mohan Bhagwat made
the statement after which
Indresh Kumar also gave
statements on the same
lines. However, RSS
maintains that it was not
an intentional statement.
If it was not intentional or
if it was not aimed at BJP,
then what is your take on
this entire process?
This is a general way of
handlingsituations.When
we give statements that
have such an effect, then
someone comes up and
says that the statement
has been misquoted or
misconstrued. In this
case, it has not been mis-
quoted, but humbly they
have said that it was not a
remark on the central
government. However,
the entire nation knows
what was said and what it
meant. It does not heed
well if you claim to close
your eyes and one has to
accept the truth. But it is
also good that they had
suchfeelingsintheirheart
which somehow shows a
correctional approach. It
appears that they wanted
todoaback-trackonwhat
they said so, it is a wel-
come move.
It is being said that RSS
is not too happy with JP
Nadda’s role in the entire
incident?
Truth be told, JP Nadda is
such a nice person that no
one can get angry with
him. He would merely
smile and the chapter
would end. Basically, JP
Nadda is more of an RSS
person than a BJP person.
Hewasintheorganisation
and came in touch with
Narendra Modi and one
thing is for sure, once
someone comes in touch
with Modi, he or she
wouldbesoinfluencedby
him that they would auto-
matically align them-
selveswithModi.Perhaps
RSS leadership also
thought that he had be-
come more close to PM
Modi. In this particular
case,Naddamustnothave
approved it, rather it must
have been approved by
top leadership. Besides
you have to carry out the
role which you have been
assigned so he had to say
something. It surely
comes to mind that such
and such person was ours’
and what is he saying
now? But at such times,
one would ignore the
statements, realising that
it is not his personal re-
mark, but the policy state-
ment of the party. So, that
is what it is. Nadda would
meet the RSS leadership
and smile at them and the
topic would end.
Some critics have also
questioned the timing of
Mohan Bhagwat’s
statement. What is your
take on that?
There are two thoughts
going about in the social
media realm. Some peo-
ple stressed that RSS was
waitingfortheBJPtolose
and Narendra Modi to be-
come weak and RSS
would strike. So in that
aspect, one may say that
Modi has weakened a bit
so RSS has struck. But
another aspect of this the-
ory, as claimed by those
associated with RSS, is
that Mohan Bhagwat or
Indresh Kumar do not
need to wait for an oppor-
tune time.Although there
wasdisappointmentinthe
mind, had the statement
been given prior to the
election, it would have
resulted in some loss to
the party and a message
would have gone that the
party lost owing to RSS’
statement. So, they did
not give any statement
then. So, I do not think
that there was any
malafide intent in giving
that statement.
But what happened
that within 24 hours,
Indresh Kumar had to
backtrack his statement?
A person is a servant to
situations or circumstanc-
es. When the statement
was made, he must have
realised that when Mohan
Bhagwat said so, then
what is the relevance of
his statement and was un-
called for? It was not
needed. I believe there
must have been some
pressure on him and his
friends in the BJP must
have asked him why he
was making such state-
ments or getting in the
middle of heavy-weights.
Perhaps someone in the
RSS askedhimtogoslow
as the matter is being han-
dled by senior leaders.
This is my assumption.
Hence, he took back what
he said. And a positive
thingisthathesaidthathe
wants the government to
progress manifold which
is a good thing. He also
said that this is the gov-
ernment of ‘Ram Bhakts’
means he said that this is
not the government of
Congress or any other
party.
Has Sangh’s prestige
and glory suffered a
setback owing to the
backtracking on the
statement?
Yes, to some extent. RSS
is an organisation, which
makes to-the-point state-
ments, and that too ex-
tremelyrarely.Itisalways
a well-drafted and well-
worded statement. Now
Indresh Kumar gave a
statement and had to roll
back. So you are right, it
was an embarrassment to
Indresh Kumar as well as
RSS. But on the other
side, I do not think that
someone would have told
Indresh Kumar to issue a
statement rather it must
have been an automatic
reaction. This means that
RSS workers perhaps
have some sense of frus-
tration or are disheartened
towards the BJP which
they are unable to hide.
And as soon as they found
an opportunity, they ex-
pressed themselves. So, it
is important for the BJPto
look into this matter and
suppose, that both these
organisations decide to
walk on different paths,
but at least till the time
they are together, they
should try to be cordial
andonthesamepagepub-
licly. Indresh Kumar’s
statementreflectsthatper-
haps there is dissatisfac-
tion or resentment among
RSSworkerswhichneeds
to be sorted out as soon as
possible.
JP Nadda’s tenure is
ending on June 30. In
this regard, suspicion is
also being cast, if RSS is
trying to pressurise BJP
that the next BJP
national chief is selected
with RSS’approval?
Mohan Bhagwat and RSS
are too big as a person and
as an institution that they
wouldtrytopressurisethe
BJP leadership to choose
a President of RSS’
choice. It is a policy deci-
sion and when it will have
to happen, it will.The BJP
President is a small factor
in the entire scheme of
thingsorthelikelysepara-
tion or staying together of
RSS and BJP and the em-
powerment between the
two. So the issue sur-
rounding the BJP Chief is
a small issue and as such
theyknowwhoisgoingto
come and all the names
that will be discussed in
the near future will be
somehow connected with
RSSorhaveanRSSback-
ground. The only differ-
ence is that some are
purely RSS-backed indi-
viduals and some fall just
a tad short of that marking
even though they have
some or the other connect
intheSangh.Butwhatcan
one do? Even if an RSS
man is appointed to the
BJP President’s office, he
will have to come in con-
tact with Amit Shah and
Narendra Modi and will
become theirs. As such
now BJP has become
carefulnottoappointany-
one without consultation
and RSS has realised that
now they can do their
homework on prospective
names that are suggested
by BJP leadership. So
there is some sort of cau-
tion for both the organisa-
tion to undergo some
homework in this regard.
So then who could be
the front-runner for the
post of BJP National
President?
All the front runners are
seated behind Narendra
Modi. The first front-run-
ner is Bhupender Yadav,
who is considered a mas-
termind in organisational
mattersandhasbeenmade
aminister.SecondisDhar-
mendra Pradhan, who is
also a minister. Thirdly,
perhaps Modi saw a ray of
hope in Manohar Lal
Khattar, but he too has
been made a minister.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan
too is in the ministry. CR
Patil, a Modi loyalist and
person adept at organisa-
tional work, he too has
become a minister. Now
there is a vacuum for the
postofpartypresidentand
there are a handful of
names that are doing the
round, But what will hap-
pen finally? Among the
names are Vinod Tawre,
Devendra Fadnavis, Sunil
Bansal, Om Mathur,Anu-
rag Thakur, Smriti Irani,
and a few others and
names will be decided
from among these leaders.
But the most interesting
aspect is who are these
people. Will the next chief
be a hundred percent RSS
man or a hundred percent
BJPman?Whatwillbethe
permutation of this? So
let’s see it is an interesting
aspect because this may
also prove to be another
turning point between
RSS and BJP as it will es-
tablish who has had the
most say in the appoint-
ment of the next chief.
During the show
#JConBJPRSS
trended topAll-India on X
NoonecanchallengeModiwithin
andoutsidetheparty:DrChandra
Click to watch
The JC Show
Dr Jagdeesh Chandra in conversation with (L-R) Aayushi Shekhawat, Pooja Yadav,
Shikha Thakur, Aditi Nagar and Poornima Mishra during The JC Show.
Reflecting on the current situation between BJP and RSS, Dr Jagdeesh Chandra stresses that while
both organisations are supplementary to each other, their current ‘standoff’ does not bear them
well since the Opposition will gain ground and could lead to winning more in the upcoming State
polls. Dr Chandra also highlights that the statements given by Mohan Bhagwat and later by
Indresh Kumar were not a deliberate attempt to derail the BJP, how RSS is not unhappy with JP
Nadda in this entire scenario, why Indresh Kumar’s statement was not required, and how the
statement fiasco has somewhat maligned RSS’ image. Excerpts... (Part II)
08
Greetings on the occasion of World Yoga
Day! Choose Yoga for a mentally and
physically fulfilling, healthy life!
Dr JAGDEESH CHANDRA, CMD  Editor-in-Chief
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Postal Reg No. JPC/004/2022-24
Jaipur, Friday | June 21, 2024
www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia
What is your take on
the relationship between
BJP and RSS going
forward?
Dr Jagdeesh Chandra:
There is no doubt that the
decades-old relations be-
tween BJP and RSS have
reached a critical junc-
ture, but one thing is cer-
tain RSS is not going to
disrupt or disturb the
Narendra Modi govern-
ment because RSS has
already said that Naren-
dra Modi is an ideal
Prime Minister. RSS
Chief Mohan Bhagwat
had said in Ayodhya that
Narendra Modi appears
to be a ‘Sanyasi and Ta-
pasvi.’ But they have a
pain in their heart and
want recognition. RSS
feels for the past some
time, that they have been
sidelined and that they
are not consulted on im-
portant matters. So they
want such consultations
to take place which used
to happen ten years back
and thus, it should be re-
stored. Secondly, RSS
also wants that organisa-
tion related work should
be handed to it while
Modi runs the govern-
ment. On the other hand,
the BJP’s thought on this
issue, as can be inferred
from JP Nadda’s recent
interview, was that in the
past, BJPneeded RSS be-
cause it was a small party
and was not as capable as
RSS. But now BJP has
grown from strength to
strength and thus it can
handle its ground. Apart
from this, RSS is a cul-
tural and social organisa-
tion while BJP is a politi-
cal party. So in these two
points, Nadda put for-
ward the philosophy and
ideas of the BJP leader-
ship clearly. It hints that
RSS should keep itself
occupied in the social
and cultural sphere while
leaving the political and
party-related works to
BJP. So, the basic issue is
serious and it remains to
be seen how in the com-
ing days the two leader-
ships sort the issue.
What do you think were
the reasons that led to a
sense of frustration or
disappointment towards
the BJP leadership in
Mohan Bhagwat’s heart?
Also, why do you think
they chose a public
platform to put forward
their points?
See, the main issue is
recognition and rele-
vance. RSS feels that in
the past ten years, its rec-
ognition and relevance
have decreased and that
the ‘power centre’ has
shifted from Nagpur to
Ahmedabad. Secondly,
how BJP is functioning
and working in Modi’s
leadership, somewhere
RSS does not appear to
be alright or comfortable
with this. I won’t say that
RSS is against BJP but it
certainly does not look as
if they are comfortable
with it. It appears that in
their mind, they feel that
the ‘recognition centre’is
shifting from their side
and that their recognition
and value have gone
down in the past ten years
since consultation with
RSS has gone down. The
second main issue bor-
ders around the recently
conducted Lok Sabha
election where it appears
that RSS feels it has not
been consulted with and
it is said that RSS had
given a few names as
candidates in the Awadh
belt of Uttar Pradesh but
these names were not ac-
cepted. So after this
RSS’s mood changed and
it is now believed that
one of the reasons for
BJP being restricted to
such a low number is due
to the reason that RSS
workers did not take to
the field. Its result was
that the BJP faced a loss.
But this also poses a
question as to has your
disappointment become
so big that you caused a
loss to your party. Have
BJP-RSS relations
reached such a critical
point that the RSS work-
ers did not work as they
would have, which is be-
ing perceived? RSS
workers not working ac-
tively in elections is a
serious point on which
the leadership should de-
liberate and think. When
the issue of cabinet was
being formed, I have
heard that consultation
with RSS was not held
there too and I have also
heard that Arun Kumar
told BJP that if the party
does not pay heed to
RSS’ views, why then
does it seek its opinion?
The result of this was that
no senior RSS leader was
present in the oath cere-
mony. It is a thing of
wonder that you are com-
ing to power, BJPis com-
ing to power for the third
time, PM is returning to
power for the third time,
and yet RSS is missing
from the action. This
gives one the idea that
RSS is disappointed, sad
or angry. I spoke to a sen-
ior leader on this issue
and asked him what was
happening, and he said
all is well. But nothing is
alright rather this issue
has to be sorted. There
are elections in the future
and it can not be that RSS
does not play an active
role. Fights can be ad-
dressed at appropriate
times but at least win
elections first. Further-
more, on the issue of
Ram Mandir, I heard that
there were some differ-
ences on that issue as
well. RSS thought that it
should not have been po-
liticised and attempts to
take political capital
from it should not have
been made. But here BJP
differs from its opinion
and everyone differs on
this issue. See, Modi,
Shah, or Nadda are not
saints or sages, rather
they will look to create
public opinion from such
issues. How else will
they do it? Not just BJP,
rather no other political
party will leave such a
chance. If you do not take
political capital out of
such major develop-
ments, what will you do
in politics then? Then
there was another issue
that Nripendra Mishra
was made in charge of
the project which did not
go down well with RSS
as it maintained that
someone from RSS
should have been given
that chance. Then anoth-
er issue was regarding
accounts that were being
looked after by Champat
Rai, and something hap-
pened with it that after
this BJPstopped consult-
ing with RSS on the Ram
Mandir project, so it is
said. I also heard that
RSS thought that leader-
centric politics should
not happen. To this, BJP
questioned that if leader-
centric politics is not en-
gaged in then who will
lead the party? You need
the face of the political
party and everywhere in
the world this happens.
Narendra Modi is the
face of the nation which
the BJP has and that face
gets votes. If you say
politics should not be
leader-centric then it can
not happen. Basically
what BJP feels now is
that RSS’s suggestions
are theoretical and ideo-
logical, which do not fit
the political realm. See,
this issue has to be dealt
with at a logical level and
both Mohan Bhagwat and
JP Nadda would want
that. If they can look eye
to eye then it’s alright, if
not, then they would be
free to raise their organi-
sation and when the issue
of resources comes forth,
they will then look into it.
The issue should be de-
cided but it should not
come to pass that RSS
workers do not go to cast
their votes or motivate
people to vote.
You talked about this
situation, but how far do
you think this clash of
ideas will continue? Do
you think it could come to
that level that things go
way beyond the difference
of opinion situation it
presently is at?
There are two things in
this. Differences of opin-
ion may be there, but if
you are going to imply
about show of strength,
then be assured, that a
show of strength can not
happen in Narendra
Modi’s life as you can not
defeat him or Amit Shah
in any show of strength.
Secondly, this situation of
a show of strength will
not arise because it is non-
existent in RSS’s DNA
and the DNA of RSS and
BJP is vice versa. But
even if such a situation
occurs, you tell mow out
of the 240 individuals,
how many people are
there who will leave
Modi-Shah and head to
the organisation? How
many Chief Ministers are
there who will leave for
organisation? I don’t
think there is any. Such a
situation will not happen,
and even if it comes to
pass, then it is impossible
to defeat Narendra Modi
in a show of strength.
Amidst the controversy
regarding BJP-RSS
relations, a book written
by PM Modi - Jyotipunj
- is being discussed
a lot. What is there in
that book?
That book defines the re-
lations between Narendra
Modi and Mohan Bhag-
wat and Bhagwat’s rela-
tions with his family. In
that book, Modi comes
across as a writer, a phi-
losopher, and an intellec-
tual. He has written in the
book that when he was 20
years old he observed that
in Mohan Bhagwat’s fa-
ther - Madhukar Rao
Bhagwat - he used to find
a mix of Gujarati and
Marathi style of clothing.
Modi said that after meet-
ing him he used to feel
that the senior Bhagwat
has become a part of him
like how milk and sugar
mixwitheachother.Modi
further said that in those
times there was no one
who used to even take
RSS’ name and in such a
time,MadhukarRaospent
his life for RSS and estab-
lishedRSSinthestate.He
entered from Surat  held
a first ‘shivir’ there. From
there he moved to Karna-
vati, Baroda, and other
places. If you look at it,
Mohan Bhagwat  Nar-
endra Modi are ‘Guru
Bhai’ because Madhukar
RaoBhagwatusedtocon-
sider Modi as his ‘Mana
Putra’and was impressed
by Modi. They even
shared time in a ‘shivir’ in
Nagpur. So look at the re-
lationship between the
twofamilies.Thatbook
that bond is at one end 
the politics is at another.
ThisbookpresentsNaren-
dra Modi’s philosophical
thoughts.
During the show
#JConBJPRSS
trended topAll-India on X
OnceMohanBhagwathadsaidModiistheidealPM...
sowhathashappenednow,questionsDrChandra
Scan to watch
The JC Show
TO BE CONTINUED…
Dr Jagdeesh Chandra with Akanksha Choudhary,
Preeti Negi, Shikha Thakur, Aditi Nagar and
Poornima Mishra during The JC Show.
Throwing light on the recent tussle between BJP and RSS, Dr Jagdeesh Chandra stresses that
though RSS is a socio-cultural organisation, BJP is purely a political party and thus their outlook
would be different since both organisations function in other fields serving the common goal of
national development. Dr Chandra also says that though there may be a myriad of issues that
have led to the current scenario, the relations between Modi-Bhagwat are age-old and not a
recent phenomenon and thus have the strength to navigate such times... (Part I)
You read PART I on JUNE 21, 2024
JAIPUR, SATURDAY | JUNE 22, 2024
Glamour | Fashion | Bollywood | Hollywood | Lifestyle
SUMMER FAREWELL!
he month-long Cultural
Heritage Training Camp
concluded at City Palace, Jaipur,
with a captivating closing
ceremony on Friday. P11
T
09
firstindia.co.in
firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia
he Pink City of
India, Jaipur,
is poised to
host the highly
anticipated
MISS PI IN-
DIA Beauty Pageant from
June 26 to June 29, 2024.
Organised by PI Maga-
zine, India’s premier pag-
eant magazine, the event
promises to be a spectacu-
lar showcase of beauty, tal-
ent and cultural diversity.
PI Magazine, led by
founder Malik Isani, has a
rich history of collaborat-
ing with titleholders such
as Miss Universe 2005
from Canada, Miss
Universe India
2014, and Femi-
na Miss India
2015, making
it a cornerstone
in the pageant
industry.
This year’s
pageant marks a
significant mile-
stone with an all-
female judging
panel, underscoring
a commitment to em-
powerment. The es-
teemed judges include
Miss Universe India
2014 Noyonita Lodh,
Miss Universe 2023 Top
20 finalist Jane Dipika
Garrett from Nepal,
Miss Venezuela at Uni-
versal Woman 2024
Lisandra Chirinos,
and Bigg Boss Tamil
contestant Namitha Mari-
muthu, among others.
The national finals will
feature contestants from
across India, competing not
only in beauty but also in
intelligence, talent and cul-
tural representation. One of
the top three winners will
represent India at an inter-
national pageant in Egypt
this September.
Dr Jagdeesh Chandra
will be the Chief Guest,
adding prestige to the
event. The four-day
event is meticulously
planned to highlight
the contestants’ di-
verse talents and per-
sonalities:
The PI Beauty
Pageant celebrates
c o m p r e h e n s i v e
beauty, providing a
platform for young
women to showcase
their talents, indi-
viduality and confi-
dence. It fosters cultural
exchange and mutual re-
spect among contestants
from diverse backgrounds.
As the event dates ap-
proach, excitement is
building among partici-
pants, organisers, and fans.
The Miss PI India Beauty
Pageant promises to leave
a lasting impression on
Jaipur and all who attend,
highlighting the elegance
and brilliance of young
women from across the na-
tion and beyond.
JUNE 26: Opening ceremony,
introductory round, sashing
ceremony, and official glam
photoshoot.
JUNE 27: Red-carpet event and
launch of PI Magazine’s 6th
edition. Contestants will also
undergo personal interviews
with the judges.
JUNE 28: Preliminary rounds
featuring retro-themed op
model walks and long gown
competition, followed by the
subtitle sashing ceremony.
JUNE 29: Grand finale with rounds
including opening number,
confidence round, and evening
gown round. The top 10
contestants will engage in stage
interactions, narrowed down to
top 5 for a QA round, and
finally the top 3 for the common
question round and final look.
Winners will be crowned Miss
Elite World India 2024, Miss PI
India 2024 runner-up, and Miss
PI India 2024 winner.
The Pink City of India, Jaipur, will host the MISS PI INDIA Beauty
Pageant from June 26 to June 29, 2024. Organised by PI
Magazine, this event will feature a distinguished all-female
judging panel and contestants from across India!
T
Mitali
Dusad
mitalidusad@firstindia.co.in
Natalie Glebova  Malik Isani
Namitha Marimuthu
Lisandra Chirinos
SUMMER FAREWELL!
SUMMER FAREWELL!
with a captivating closing
with a captivating closing
firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia
(Top to Bottom) Lisandra Chirinos,
Jane Dipika Garrett, Mejreme Hajdaraj
and Noyonita Lodh
UPCOMING
PLANNER
Your Page
JAIPUR, SATURDAY | JUNE 22, 2024
10
firstindia.co.in
firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia
n a city famed
for its rich cul-
tural tapestry
and vibrant mar-
ketplaces, Ajfan
Dates and Nuts introduces a
fresh and exotic dimension. Lo-
cated conveniently near Jaipur
InternationalAirport,Ajfan has
quickly become the go-to desti-
nation for those seeking the fin-
est quality dry fruits and the
authentic flavours of SaudiAra-
bia. With over 180+ stores
across India, Ajfan has estab-
lished a reputation for excel-
lence, and the Jaipur outlet is a
shining example of this legacy.
The crown jewel of Ajfan
Stores is their selection of 45
varieties of dates, directly
sourced from theAjfan farms in
SaudiArabia. These dates, nur-
tured in the ideal conditions of
the Arabian Peninsula, are re-
nowned for their superior qual-
ity and unmatched freshness.
The farm-to-store journey en-
sures that customers receive the
most succulent and flavorful
dates, a testament to Ajfan’s
commitment to authenticity and
excellence.
Beyond dates, Ajfan Stores
offers an impressive array
of over 4000 varie-
ties of dry fruits
and imported con-
fectioneries. From
premium almonds
and cashews to ex-
otic nuts, the store
caters to diverse
tastes and preferenc-
es. The vast selection
ensures that whether you’re
looking for a healthy snack or
an indulgent treat, Ajfan has
something to offer. Their range
of imported confectionery
items further enhances the
shopping experience, providing
a global palate of flavours un-
der one roof.
The success story of Ajfan
Stores is deeply rooted in the
vision of its Kerala-based pro-
moters, Mohamed Kutty, Fa-
had Kutty andAmir Mohamed.
By combining traditional agri-
cultural practices with modern
retail strategies, they have cre-
ated a unique business model
that resonates with customers
across India. The beautiful date
farms in Saudi Arabia are a
critical part of this narrative,
ensuring a consistent supply of
high-quality dates
that define the Aj-
fan brand.
Ajfan Stores
excels not just in
product quality
but also in cus-
tomer experi-
ence. Under-
standing the
cultural importance
of gifting, especially in Jaipur,
Ajfan offers customized gift so-
lutions that are both elegant and
thoughtful. Whether it’s for
weddings, festivals, or corpo-
rate events, their beautifully
packaged dry fruits and confec-
tionery items make perfect
gifts. The store’s attention to
detail in packaging and presen-
tation reflects its commitment
to providing an exceptional
shopping experience.
In addition to their extensive
range of dry fruits,Ajfan Stores
also offers a variety of date syr-
ups and other date-based prod-
ucts. These syrups, made from
the finest dates, are a versatile
addition to any kitchen, enhanc-
ing the flavour of both sweet
and savoury dishes. The avail-
ability of such niche products
further sets Ajfan apart, posi-
tioning it as a leader in the dry
fruit market.
For Jaipurites, the Ajfan
Store represents a new standard
in the retail of dry fruits and
confectionery. Whether you are
seeking the finest dates, a wide
variety of nuts, or elegant gift
options, Azwan delivers on all
fronts. This upmarket store not
only brings the flavours of Sau-
diArabia to Jaipur but also sets
a benchmark for quality and
service in the industry. As Aj-
fan continues to expand its
footprint across India, the
Jaipur outlet stands as a testa-
ment to the brand’s enduring
commitment to excellence and
authenticity.
Kavita
Chauhan
cityfirst@firstindia.co.in
Stores is deeply rooted in the tation reflects its commitment
I
offers an impressive array
caters to diverse
tastes and preferenc-
high-quality dates
that define the Aj-
fan brand.
varieties of dates, directly
AJFAN DATES AND NUTS
SUNIL SHARMA
Staff memebers of the store Ajfan, Dates  Nuts
22062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
22062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf

More Related Content

Similar to 22062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf

30122022_First India Jaipur.pdf
30122022_First India Jaipur.pdf30122022_First India Jaipur.pdf
30122022_First India Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
29052022_First India Jaipur.pdf
29052022_First India Jaipur.pdf29052022_First India Jaipur.pdf
29052022_First India Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
29052022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
29052022_ First India New Delhi.pdf29052022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
29052022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
31052022_First India Jaipur.pdf
31052022_First India Jaipur.pdf31052022_First India Jaipur.pdf
31052022_First India Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
23052024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
23052024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf23052024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
23052024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
04022024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
04022024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf04022024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
04022024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
29082022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
29082022_ First India New Delhi.pdf29082022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
29082022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
28082023_First India Jaipur.pdf
28082023_First India Jaipur.pdf28082023_First India Jaipur.pdf
28082023_First India Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
02102023_First India Jaipur.pdf
02102023_First India Jaipur.pdf02102023_First India Jaipur.pdf
02102023_First India Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
24092022_First India Jaipur.pdf
24092022_First India Jaipur.pdf24092022_First India Jaipur.pdf
24092022_First India Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
14102022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
14102022_ First India New Delhi.pdf14102022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
14102022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
04112023_First India Jaipur.pdf
04112023_First India Jaipur.pdf04112023_First India Jaipur.pdf
04112023_First India Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
18102022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
18102022_ First India New Delhi.pdf18102022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
18102022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
07072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
07072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf07072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
07072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
25022024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
25022024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf25022024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
25022024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
08082022_First India Jaipur.pdf
08082022_First India Jaipur.pdf08082022_First India Jaipur.pdf
08082022_First India Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
13102023_First India Jaipur.pdf
13102023_First India Jaipur.pdf13102023_First India Jaipur.pdf
13102023_First India Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
07012023_First India Jaipur.pdf
07012023_First India Jaipur.pdf07012023_First India Jaipur.pdf
07012023_First India Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
28122022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
28122022_ First India New Delhi.pdf28122022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
28122022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
21062022_First India New Delhi.pdf
21062022_First India New Delhi.pdf21062022_First India New Delhi.pdf
21062022_First India New Delhi.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 

Similar to 22062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf (20)

30122022_First India Jaipur.pdf
30122022_First India Jaipur.pdf30122022_First India Jaipur.pdf
30122022_First India Jaipur.pdf
 
29052022_First India Jaipur.pdf
29052022_First India Jaipur.pdf29052022_First India Jaipur.pdf
29052022_First India Jaipur.pdf
 
29052022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
29052022_ First India New Delhi.pdf29052022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
29052022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
 
31052022_First India Jaipur.pdf
31052022_First India Jaipur.pdf31052022_First India Jaipur.pdf
31052022_First India Jaipur.pdf
 
23052024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
23052024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf23052024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
23052024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
04022024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
04022024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf04022024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
04022024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
29082022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
29082022_ First India New Delhi.pdf29082022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
29082022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
 
28082023_First India Jaipur.pdf
28082023_First India Jaipur.pdf28082023_First India Jaipur.pdf
28082023_First India Jaipur.pdf
 
02102023_First India Jaipur.pdf
02102023_First India Jaipur.pdf02102023_First India Jaipur.pdf
02102023_First India Jaipur.pdf
 
24092022_First India Jaipur.pdf
24092022_First India Jaipur.pdf24092022_First India Jaipur.pdf
24092022_First India Jaipur.pdf
 
14102022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
14102022_ First India New Delhi.pdf14102022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
14102022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
 
04112023_First India Jaipur.pdf
04112023_First India Jaipur.pdf04112023_First India Jaipur.pdf
04112023_First India Jaipur.pdf
 
18102022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
18102022_ First India New Delhi.pdf18102022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
18102022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
 
07072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
07072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf07072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
07072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
25022024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
25022024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf25022024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
25022024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
08082022_First India Jaipur.pdf
08082022_First India Jaipur.pdf08082022_First India Jaipur.pdf
08082022_First India Jaipur.pdf
 
13102023_First India Jaipur.pdf
13102023_First India Jaipur.pdf13102023_First India Jaipur.pdf
13102023_First India Jaipur.pdf
 
07012023_First India Jaipur.pdf
07012023_First India Jaipur.pdf07012023_First India Jaipur.pdf
07012023_First India Jaipur.pdf
 
28122022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
28122022_ First India New Delhi.pdf28122022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
28122022_ First India New Delhi.pdf
 
21062022_First India New Delhi.pdf
21062022_First India New Delhi.pdf21062022_First India New Delhi.pdf
21062022_First India New Delhi.pdf
 

More from FIRST INDIA

12072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
12072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf12072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
12072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
11072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
11072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf11072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
11072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
09072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
09072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf09072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
09072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
08072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
08072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf08072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
08072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
06072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
06072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf06072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
06072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
01072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
01072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf01072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
01072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
30062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
30062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf30062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
30062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
29062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
29062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf29062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
29062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
27062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
27062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf27062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
27062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
25062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
25062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf25062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
25062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
24062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
24062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf24062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
24062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
23062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
23062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf23062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
23062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
20062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
20062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf20062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
20062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
18062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
18062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf18062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
18062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
17062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
17062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf17062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
17062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
16062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
16062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf16062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
16062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
15062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
15062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf15062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
15062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
13062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
13062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf13062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
13062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
12062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
12062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf12062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
12062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 
04062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
04062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf04062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
04062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
FIRST INDIA
 

More from FIRST INDIA (20)

12072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
12072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf12072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
12072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
11072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
11072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf11072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
11072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
09072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
09072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf09072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
09072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
08072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
08072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf08072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
08072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
06072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
06072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf06072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
06072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
01072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
01072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf01072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
01072024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
30062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
30062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf30062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
30062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
29062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
29062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf29062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
29062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
27062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
27062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf27062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
27062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
25062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
25062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf25062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
25062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
24062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
24062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf24062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
24062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
23062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
23062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf23062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
23062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
20062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
20062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf20062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
20062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
18062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
18062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf18062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
18062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
17062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
17062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf17062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
17062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
16062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
16062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf16062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
16062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
15062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
15062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf15062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
15062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
13062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
13062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf13062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
13062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
12062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
12062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf12062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
12062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 
04062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
04062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf04062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
04062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf
 

Recently uploaded

Muslim can never become a majority in India
Muslim can never become a majority in IndiaMuslim can never become a majority in India
Muslim can never become a majority in India
Ajay Prakash
 
Exploring Natural Language Processing Trends, Innovations, and Applications w...
Exploring Natural Language Processing Trends, Innovations, and Applications w...Exploring Natural Language Processing Trends, Innovations, and Applications w...
Exploring Natural Language Processing Trends, Innovations, and Applications w...
Slator- Language Industry Intelligence
 
Gen Z Revolution Redefining Politics through Activism.pdf
Gen Z Revolution Redefining Politics through Activism.pdfGen Z Revolution Redefining Politics through Activism.pdf
Gen Z Revolution Redefining Politics through Activism.pdf
Trims Creators
 
Mazam-Ali-FT-Order-29-12-2023.pdfjp;dkpkpoerwk
Mazam-Ali-FT-Order-29-12-2023.pdfjp;dkpkpoerwkMazam-Ali-FT-Order-29-12-2023.pdfjp;dkpkpoerwk
Mazam-Ali-FT-Order-29-12-2023.pdfjp;dkpkpoerwk
bhavenpr
 
Let's cook populism! A recipe from Hungary
Let's cook populism! A recipe from HungaryLet's cook populism! A recipe from Hungary
Let's cook populism! A recipe from Hungary
Gábor Polyák
 
1(13). NIS English January1-15 (2021).pdf
1(13). NIS English January1-15 (2021).pdf1(13). NIS English January1-15 (2021).pdf
1(13). NIS English January1-15 (2021).pdf
Ranjan Kumar Gupta
 
THE SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND THE PLACE OF THE PARTICIPLE IN NEWS SENTENCES OF B...
THE SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND THE PLACE OF THE PARTICIPLE IN NEWS SENTENCES OF B...THE SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND THE PLACE OF THE PARTICIPLE IN NEWS SENTENCES OF B...
THE SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND THE PLACE OF THE PARTICIPLE IN NEWS SENTENCES OF B...
indexPub
 
Power in political theory in political science
Power in political theory in political sciencePower in political theory in political science
Power in political theory in political science
gokulchandru5
 
Saleya-Bibi-FT-Order-8-2-2024.pdf;[pwsp[-
Saleya-Bibi-FT-Order-8-2-2024.pdf;[pwsp[-Saleya-Bibi-FT-Order-8-2-2024.pdf;[pwsp[-
Saleya-Bibi-FT-Order-8-2-2024.pdf;[pwsp[-
bhavenpr
 
Juan Orlando Hernández se opone a la confiscación de $15 millones
Juan Orlando Hernández se opone a la confiscación de $15 millonesJuan Orlando Hernández se opone a la confiscación de $15 millones
Juan Orlando Hernández se opone a la confiscación de $15 millones
AlexisTorres963861
 
1(15). NIS English February1-15 (2021).pdf
1(15). NIS English February1-15 (2021).pdf1(15). NIS English February1-15 (2021).pdf
1(15). NIS English February1-15 (2021).pdf
Ranjan Kumar Gupta
 
Cold front to hit South Africa from Sunday
Cold front to hit South Africa from SundayCold front to hit South Africa from Sunday
Cold front to hit South Africa from Sunday
SABC News
 
TISS-WS-alumni-Statement.pdffbnikiudhiuh
TISS-WS-alumni-Statement.pdffbnikiudhiuhTISS-WS-alumni-Statement.pdffbnikiudhiuh
TISS-WS-alumni-Statement.pdffbnikiudhiuh
bhavenpr
 
1(18). NIS English March16-31 (2021).pdf
1(18). NIS English March16-31 (2021).pdf1(18). NIS English March16-31 (2021).pdf
1(18). NIS English March16-31 (2021).pdf
Ranjan Kumar Gupta
 
They Are the Racists _ Andy Blumenthal _ The Blogs.pdf
They Are the Racists _ Andy Blumenthal _ The Blogs.pdfThey Are the Racists _ Andy Blumenthal _ The Blogs.pdf
They Are the Racists _ Andy Blumenthal _ The Blogs.pdf
Andy (Avraham) Blumenthal
 
1(14). NIS English January 16-31 (2021).pdf
1(14). NIS English January 16-31 (2021).pdf1(14). NIS English January 16-31 (2021).pdf
1(14). NIS English January 16-31 (2021).pdf
Ranjan Kumar Gupta
 
1(11). NIS English December1-15 (2020).pdf
1(11). NIS English December1-15 (2020).pdf1(11). NIS English December1-15 (2020).pdf
1(11). NIS English December1-15 (2020).pdf
Ranjan Kumar Gupta
 
Exclusive_ Inside the Shocking Scarlett Johansson Nude Photo Leak.pptx
Exclusive_ Inside the Shocking Scarlett Johansson Nude Photo Leak.pptxExclusive_ Inside the Shocking Scarlett Johansson Nude Photo Leak.pptx
Exclusive_ Inside the Shocking Scarlett Johansson Nude Photo Leak.pptx
Phil Heath
 
EGI-Letter-Lok-Sabha.pdffk,p[fk[fkpprfkpo
EGI-Letter-Lok-Sabha.pdffk,p[fk[fkpprfkpoEGI-Letter-Lok-Sabha.pdffk,p[fk[fkpprfkpo
EGI-Letter-Lok-Sabha.pdffk,p[fk[fkpprfkpo
bhavenpr
 
Exploring editorialbbc.com: Your Ultimate Guide to Quality Journalism
Exploring editorialbbc.com: Your Ultimate Guide to Quality JournalismExploring editorialbbc.com: Your Ultimate Guide to Quality Journalism
Exploring editorialbbc.com: Your Ultimate Guide to Quality Journalism
veyav58249
 

Recently uploaded (20)

Muslim can never become a majority in India
Muslim can never become a majority in IndiaMuslim can never become a majority in India
Muslim can never become a majority in India
 
Exploring Natural Language Processing Trends, Innovations, and Applications w...
Exploring Natural Language Processing Trends, Innovations, and Applications w...Exploring Natural Language Processing Trends, Innovations, and Applications w...
Exploring Natural Language Processing Trends, Innovations, and Applications w...
 
Gen Z Revolution Redefining Politics through Activism.pdf
Gen Z Revolution Redefining Politics through Activism.pdfGen Z Revolution Redefining Politics through Activism.pdf
Gen Z Revolution Redefining Politics through Activism.pdf
 
Mazam-Ali-FT-Order-29-12-2023.pdfjp;dkpkpoerwk
Mazam-Ali-FT-Order-29-12-2023.pdfjp;dkpkpoerwkMazam-Ali-FT-Order-29-12-2023.pdfjp;dkpkpoerwk
Mazam-Ali-FT-Order-29-12-2023.pdfjp;dkpkpoerwk
 
Let's cook populism! A recipe from Hungary
Let's cook populism! A recipe from HungaryLet's cook populism! A recipe from Hungary
Let's cook populism! A recipe from Hungary
 
1(13). NIS English January1-15 (2021).pdf
1(13). NIS English January1-15 (2021).pdf1(13). NIS English January1-15 (2021).pdf
1(13). NIS English January1-15 (2021).pdf
 
THE SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND THE PLACE OF THE PARTICIPLE IN NEWS SENTENCES OF B...
THE SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND THE PLACE OF THE PARTICIPLE IN NEWS SENTENCES OF B...THE SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND THE PLACE OF THE PARTICIPLE IN NEWS SENTENCES OF B...
THE SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND THE PLACE OF THE PARTICIPLE IN NEWS SENTENCES OF B...
 
Power in political theory in political science
Power in political theory in political sciencePower in political theory in political science
Power in political theory in political science
 
Saleya-Bibi-FT-Order-8-2-2024.pdf;[pwsp[-
Saleya-Bibi-FT-Order-8-2-2024.pdf;[pwsp[-Saleya-Bibi-FT-Order-8-2-2024.pdf;[pwsp[-
Saleya-Bibi-FT-Order-8-2-2024.pdf;[pwsp[-
 
Juan Orlando Hernández se opone a la confiscación de $15 millones
Juan Orlando Hernández se opone a la confiscación de $15 millonesJuan Orlando Hernández se opone a la confiscación de $15 millones
Juan Orlando Hernández se opone a la confiscación de $15 millones
 
1(15). NIS English February1-15 (2021).pdf
1(15). NIS English February1-15 (2021).pdf1(15). NIS English February1-15 (2021).pdf
1(15). NIS English February1-15 (2021).pdf
 
Cold front to hit South Africa from Sunday
Cold front to hit South Africa from SundayCold front to hit South Africa from Sunday
Cold front to hit South Africa from Sunday
 
TISS-WS-alumni-Statement.pdffbnikiudhiuh
TISS-WS-alumni-Statement.pdffbnikiudhiuhTISS-WS-alumni-Statement.pdffbnikiudhiuh
TISS-WS-alumni-Statement.pdffbnikiudhiuh
 
1(18). NIS English March16-31 (2021).pdf
1(18). NIS English March16-31 (2021).pdf1(18). NIS English March16-31 (2021).pdf
1(18). NIS English March16-31 (2021).pdf
 
They Are the Racists _ Andy Blumenthal _ The Blogs.pdf
They Are the Racists _ Andy Blumenthal _ The Blogs.pdfThey Are the Racists _ Andy Blumenthal _ The Blogs.pdf
They Are the Racists _ Andy Blumenthal _ The Blogs.pdf
 
1(14). NIS English January 16-31 (2021).pdf
1(14). NIS English January 16-31 (2021).pdf1(14). NIS English January 16-31 (2021).pdf
1(14). NIS English January 16-31 (2021).pdf
 
1(11). NIS English December1-15 (2020).pdf
1(11). NIS English December1-15 (2020).pdf1(11). NIS English December1-15 (2020).pdf
1(11). NIS English December1-15 (2020).pdf
 
Exclusive_ Inside the Shocking Scarlett Johansson Nude Photo Leak.pptx
Exclusive_ Inside the Shocking Scarlett Johansson Nude Photo Leak.pptxExclusive_ Inside the Shocking Scarlett Johansson Nude Photo Leak.pptx
Exclusive_ Inside the Shocking Scarlett Johansson Nude Photo Leak.pptx
 
EGI-Letter-Lok-Sabha.pdffk,p[fk[fkpprfkpo
EGI-Letter-Lok-Sabha.pdffk,p[fk[fkpprfkpoEGI-Letter-Lok-Sabha.pdffk,p[fk[fkpprfkpo
EGI-Letter-Lok-Sabha.pdffk,p[fk[fkpprfkpo
 
Exploring editorialbbc.com: Your Ultimate Guide to Quality Journalism
Exploring editorialbbc.com: Your Ultimate Guide to Quality JournalismExploring editorialbbc.com: Your Ultimate Guide to Quality Journalism
Exploring editorialbbc.com: Your Ultimate Guide to Quality Journalism
 

22062024_First India Newspaper Jaipur.pdf

  • 1. Jaipur, Saturday | June 22, 2024 RNI NUMBER: RAJENG/2019/77764 | VOL 6 | ISSUE NO. 16 | PAGES 12 | `3.00 Rajasthan’s Own English Newspaper SENSEX 77,209.90 269.03 BSE 23,501.10 65.90 NIFTY firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Scan or Click code for more glimpses of PM Modi’s 10th International Yoga Day celebrations in Srinagar 10TH INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY CELEBRATIONS Yoga is an invaluable gift from ancient Indian sages: CM Aishwary Pradhan and Dinesh Kasana Jaipur grand state-lev- el celebration of the 10th Inter- national Yoga Day was held on Friday at SMS Stadium. Organised by Department ofAyurveda, the event saw participa- tion from public repre- sentatives, officials, stu- dents, and a large number of yoga enthusiasts. Gov- ernor Kalraj Mishra, CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, As- sembly Speaker Vasudev Devnani, Deputy CM Dr Prem Chand Bairwa graced the occasion with their presence. CM Shar- ma highlighted yoga as an invaluable gift from ancient Indian sages to humanity, emphasizing its crucial role in promot- ing a healthy lifestyle and establishing an ideal so- ciety. He lauded PM Na- rendra Modi for his inspi- rational and effective ef- forts in bringing yoga to the global stage, stating that Modi’s initiatives have spread Indian cul- ture to the farthest cor- ners of the world through yoga. “Yoga is not just a physical exercise but a way of life that ensures physical, mental, and spiritual well-being,” said the Chief Minister. He called on every citi- zen to incorporate yoga into their daily routine to stay healthy and happy. The participants prac- ticed for about 45 min- utes, performing asanas such as Tadasana, Ardha Chakrasana, Dandasana, Vajrasana, Uttanmandu- kasana, Makarasana, Bhujangasana, Shalab- hasana, and Pavanamuk- tasana, as well as the pranayama techniques. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, Assembly Speaker Vasudev Devnani, Dr Prem Chand Bairwa, Hiralal Nagar, Avinash Gehlot and others perform yoga at SMS Stadium in Jaipur on Friday. SUNIL SHARMA A Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina being welcomed by Kirti Vardhan Singh at Delhi airport on Friday. Hasina to hold talks with Modi today. IN BRIEF 4 Hinduja family members in jail for exploiting staff New Delhi: A Swiss court sentenced four members of the Hinduja family to up to four and a half years in jail on Friday for ex- ploiting domestic workers at their Geneva villa, the bench issued a statement. Pune crash: Teen’s dad gets bail, to stay in JC Pune: Pune District Court on Friday granted bail to father of minor accused in Porsche accident case, in primary case against him under Juvenile Justice Act, but he will remain in JC in two other cases. 98 Indians died during Hajj this year, says MEA New Delhi: A total of 98 Indian nationals have lost their lives so far during Hajj, it was officially con- firmed on Friday, MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said 1,75,000 In- dians have already visited. EC sets ball rolling for polls in JK and 3 states NTA postpones Joint CSIR-UGC-NET exam First India Bureau New Delhi The Election Commis- sion has initiated the pro- cess of updating the Elec- toral Rolls for Haryana, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Jammu and Kashmir with July 1, 2024 as the qualifying date. The de- velopment has come as Assembly elections are due to be held in these three states and Union Territory JK. While elections in Haryana, Jharkhand and Maha- rashtra are confirmed to take place later this year, polls in Jammu and Kash- mir may also be aligned with these three states. The draft rolls would be published on July 25, after which electors have the chance to file claims and objections tillAugust 9. The publication of the final electoral roll will be done byAugust 20, as per the schedule. First India Bureau New Delhi The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Friday announced the postpone- ment of the Joint CSIR UGC-NET June 2024 examination due to logis- tic issues and unavoida- ble circumstances. The exam was earlier sched- uled to take place be- tween June 25 June 27. The testing agency also said that a revised schedule for the conduct of this examination will be announced later through the official web- site. The Joint CSIR UGC-NET is conducted to determine the eligibil- ity of Indian nationals for JRF, Assistant Professor positions, and PhD in ac- cordance with eligibility criteria laid by UGC. Moni Sharma Srinagar/New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday led the celebrations of the 10th International Day of Yoga in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar. The event, which was sched- uled to start at 6.30 am at Sher-i-Kashmir Interna- tional Conference Centre (SKICC) on the banks of the Dal Lake, was dis- rupted due to heavy rain in the city. The arrange- ments were later shifted indoors. Later, the Prime Minister also shared his pictures from the Dal Lake, afte rain stopped. On the occasion, PM also addressed a gather- ing and said the day is creating new records in the world. Extending his greetings to the people of country, PM Modi said, “I extend greetings to people of the country and people performing yoga in every corner of world on Yoga Day. The num- ber of people practising yoga is growing world- wide. In 10 years, expan- sion of yoga has changed perception. Today, world is seeing new yoga econ- omy going forward.” P5 COUNSELLING WILL NOT BE POSTPONED, SAYS SC The SC on Friday refused to stay the re-test proposed by the NTA for 1,563 candi- dates who had appeared in the NEET-UG 2024 exam or postpone counselling for medical college admissions slated to start on July 6. Top Court issued notices to the NTA, the Centre and others on a petition seeking cancellation of the exam over alleged irregularities in holding it on May 5. First India Bureau Jaipur The University Grants Commission (UGC) has declared 157 universities across India as default- ers. This list includes 108 government universities, 47 private universities, and 2 deemed universi- ties. Among these, seven govt universities and seven private universities from Rajasthan have also been named. The Univer- sity Grants Commission (UGC) took this action because these universi- ties failed to appoint an ombudsman. TURN TO P2 14 Raj varsities among UGC’s 157 defaulters YOGACRAZEGOESGLOBAL! POST YOGA PM MODI EMPHASISES... (T-B) President Droupadi Murmu participates in Yoga Day event at Rashtrapati Bhavan | Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha, Om Birla at Parliament House | Home Minister Amit Shah at Ahmedabad I Massive crowd performs yoga at New York’s Times Square, Friday. l World, India celebrates 10th International Yoga Day, PM Modi leads the celebrations from Srinagar Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads the 10th International Yoga Day celebrations, at the SKICC in Srinagar on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes ‘post yoga’ selfie with the people after leading a Yoga session at Dal Lake in Srinagar on Friday. l Entire world is looking at Yoga as an agent of global good, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi Onbrinkofrelease,Kejri’s bailpaused byHCtillJun25 First India Bureau New Delhi The Delhi High Court on Friday directed an inter- im stay on the trial court order granting bail to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the liquor policy case. AAP supre- mo will remain in Tihar jail for now. “I am reserv- ing the order for 2 to 3 days. Till pronouncement of the order, the opera- tion of the trial court or- der is stayed,” Justice Sudhir Kumar Jain said. HC is likely to pronounce its order on June 25. The single judge bench passed the order after the ED moved HC halleng- ing Thursday’s trial court order. The court’s direc- tion came hours before the AAP supremo was to TRIAL COURT’S ORDER TOTALLY PERVERSE: ED During the hearing, Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, appearing for the ED, said the trial court’s order was completely “perverse” as it was contrary to the mandate of Section 45 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. “You don’t hear me. You don’t look at the reply saying it’s bulky. There can’t be a more perverse order than this. Holding a Constitutional chair is a ground for bail? That means every minister will be granted bail,” ASG said. be released from Tihar Jail. Questioning the trial court’s order, ASG Raju asserted ED had shown evidence of AAP using proceeds of crime in Goa Assembly elections and had traced Rs 45 crore. l International Yoga Day has completed a his- toric journey of 10 years. In 2014, I proposed Interna- tional Yoga Day at the UN. This proposal by India was supported by 177 nations this was a record in itself l In India, from Rishikesh and Kashi to Kerala, a new connection of yoga tourism is being seen. Tourists from across world are coming to India because they want to learn authentic yoga in India l I have got an opportunity to come to the land of ‘yoga’ and ‘sadhana’. In Srinagar, we can feel ‘shakti’ that we get from yoga. Wonderful to join programme in Srinagar l This year in India, 101 years old woman yoga teacher from France, Char- lotte Chopin was accorded the Padma Shri. She had never come to India, but she dedicated entire life to creating yoga awareness Heavy rainfall had disrupted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s open-air Internation- al Yoga Day programmes. Addressing gathering at Dal Lake after the yoga session, PM Modi had said that rains did not dampen our spirit. RAIN DID NOT DAMPEN SPIRIT, SAYS PM MODI SAY CHEEZE! Electoral details to be published by Aug 20 Witnessing the huge participation of the people of Jammu Kashmir in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, we have directed for the updation of electoral rolls in the Union Territory with July 1, 2024 as the qualifying date. —POLL BODY
  • 2. RAJASTHAN 02 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Saturday | June 22, 2024 Promoted by Kedia Real Estate LLP ACB NABS PATWARI IN RS 6K BRIBERY CASE Rajsamand: Under the directives of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Headquar- ters, the ACB Rajsamand unit arrested Ashok Kumar, a Patwari of Kumbhalgarh Tehsil in Rajsamand district, for accepting a bribe of Rs 6,000. Ashok Kumar also holds additional responsi- bilities for Patwar Mandals Badgaon, Koyal, Oladar, and Kalinjar. ACB Director General Dr. Ravi Prakash Mehrada reported that the Rajsamand unit received a complaint alleging that Patwari Ashok Kumar demanded a bribe of Rs 8,000 to demarcate agri- cultural land. NCB DESTROYS DRUGS WORTH RS 2 CRORES Jaipur: The (NCB), Jaipur Zonal Unit, Rajasthan success- fully destroyed Around 304.620 KGs. of Poppy Straw, 24.160 KGs. of Ganja, 35,903 Nos. of tablets (Psychotropic Substances) with an esti- mated market value of Rs 2 crores, on Friday under the supervision of, Ghanasyam Soni, IRS, Zonal Director, Rajasthan, Ranveer Singh, Addl. DCP (ORGANISED CRIME), Jaipur, J.R. Dhaka, Asst. Commission- er (AE) CGST, Jaipur. LAND DISPUTE LEADS TO DOUBLE MURDER IN KOTA Kota: Panic swept through the Sangod police station area of Kota district after a double murder was dis- covered. The Sangod police swiftly responded to the scene, taking custody of the bodies and transferring them to the hospital mortuary. Following post-mortem examinations, the bodies were handed over to the relatives. Kota Rural SP Karan Sharma identified the deceased as Ashok and Ravi, an uncle and nephew duo. Preliminary investigations sug- gest the murders were driven by a land dispute. First India Bureau Jodhpur In a shocking and grisly discovery, the severed remains of a woman were found in various loca- tions across Jodhpur and Bikaner. On Friday, the woman’s head and hand were discovered in a drain in Jodhpur. Six days prior, her torso was found in Bikaner. The Bikaner police have arrested two sus- pects in connection with the murder, including a woman. The victim, identified as Muskan, was allegedly killed by Jodhpur resident Vikas Maan and his live-in partner, Sangeeta. JNVU CELEBRATES 20TH CONVOCATION Guv emphasizes knowledge for national prosperity Shiv Prakash Purohit Jodhpur overnor and C h a n c e l l o r Kalraj Mishra delivered an inspiring ad- dress at the 20th convo- cation ceremony of Jai Narain Vyas University (JNVU) in Jodhpur on Friday. Emphasizing the role of universities in shaping not only excep- tional students but also future citizens, Mishra highlighted the impor- tance of utilizing knowl- edge for the prosperity and wealth of the nation. He urged students to develop a broad-minded outlook and take a pledge to work not just for them- selves but for the welfare of all living beings. Stressing the supremacy of the Constitution, Mishra called for aware- ness of both rights and duties among students. In his speech, Mishra acknowledged the sig- nificance of the convo- cation coinciding with International Yoga Day. He praised yoga as a great Indian tradition that has earned global recognition for the country as a world teacher, and as a vital practice for achieving a healthy body and mind. Mishra also discussed the National Education Policy 2020, which em- phasizes practical cours- es in vocational and life skills education along with academic knowl- edge in higher education. During the ceremony, Mishra awarded degrees and medals to a large number of students. In total, 4,838 postgraduate degrees were conferred across various faculties, including Arts, Com- merce, Law, Engineer- ing, and Science. Addi- tionally, undergraduate degrees were awarded to 35,240 Arts students, 4,594 Commerce stu- dents, 1,033 Law stu- dents, 583 Engineering students, and 5,544 Sci- ence students. The cere- mony also saw the awarding of 168 PhDs and 73 gold medals to top-performing students. These medals included 69 university medals, one Chancellor’s medal, and three donor medals. The event began with a collective reading of the Preamble and funda- mental duties of the Con- stitution, instilling a sense of civic responsi- bility and national pride among the attendees. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma, Deputy CM Prem Chand Bairwa other ministers of the state cabinet performed Yoga at SMS Stadium in Jaipur, on the occasion of the 10th Int’l Day of Yoga. Governor Kalraj Mishra giving away degrees at the 20th convocation ceremony of (JNVU) in Jodhpur on Friday. G YOGAENTHUSIASM ACROSSRAJ! CMgreenlights48.35km rlyprojectinPratapgarh First India Bureau Jaipur Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma has approved the allocation of 38.3649 hectares of land in the Chhoti Sadri tehsil of Pratapgarh district to the railway dept for the Badi Sadri - Neemuch Broad Gauge Railway Project. This land allocation pro- posal will be presented for approval at the up- coming cabinet meeting. Notably, this 48.35-kilo- meter railway project, ap- proved in the 2017-18 railway budget, is expect- ed to be completed by June 2026 at a cost of Rs 495.18 crore. This decision by the CMwill benefit the resi- dents of Pratapgarh by providing them with rail- way transport facilities. The Neemuch route has a significant number of in- dustrial units, and this new rail line will facilitate freight transport to Udaipur and other loca- tions. The project will in- clude the construction of five stations between Badi Sadri and Neemuch, namely Chainpuriya, Jalo- da Jagir, Barwada Gujar, Chhoti Sadri, and Naraya- ni Railway Station. Cur- rently, only two trains op- erate on the old route, but the expansion will con- nect it to Neemuch in MP, creating a new alternative rail route from Udaipur to Ratlam and increasing train frequency. Woman’schoppedbodypartsfoundin2cities FROM PG 1... The victim’s head and hand were discovered in a drain in Jodhpur on Friday. CRIME ROUNDUP IN BRIEF Fire dept cracks down on coaching centers’ Kota: Kota Municipal Corporation ( South)’s fire team conducted a surprise inspection of coaching institutes, re- sulting in the seizure of several blocks, including conference meeting rooms, in two coaching centers. The inspection revealed deficiencies and lapses in fire safety measures at both insti- tutes. Chief Fire Officer Rakesh Vyas informed that the inspection took place on Friday. Employee injured as ducting part falls Jaipur: With the onset of the monsoon season, safety concerns at the Jaipur Secretariat have come to the forefront. Recently, a short circuit in an old fan led to a fire, highlighting the need for electrical up- grades. More concern- ing, however, was the incident on Friday when a portion of the ducting in room number 5214 of the main building col- lapsed. This accident re- sulted in a head injury to ASO Bharti Sharma of the Planning Dept. Man found dead in hospital bathroom Jaipur: A shocking dis- covery was made on Fri- day at Gangauri Hospi- tal, affiliated with SMS Medical College. A body was found in the bath- room located near the Sonography Center on the ground floor. The hospital admin has initi- ated an investigation Bhupender Yadav performs Bhujangasana. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore at RU. MUKESH KIRADOO Dr Prem Chand Bairwa in namaskar mudra. C.P. Joshi performs laughter yoga. Vasudev Devnani performs yoga. Governor Kalraj Mishra lights the ceremonial lamp in the presence of CM Bhajan Lal Sharma at SMS in Jaipur on Friday. Lt Gen Dhiraj Seth and other officers of South Western Command performs yoga at Headquarters Sapta Shakti Command, Jaipur. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat performs Anulom Vilom. Arjun Meghwal performs Baddha Konasana. Sudhansh Pant performs yoga on the 10th International Day of Yoga celebrations, in Jaipur on Friday. SUNIL SHARMA Bhagirath Choudhary performs yoga. 14 Raj... The universities from Rajasthan listed as de- faulters include Baba Amte Divyang Univer- sity, Jai Narain Vyas University, Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Swami Kes- hwanand Rajasthan Ag- ricultural University, Kota University, Vish- wakarma Skill Univer- sity, Apex University Jaipur, Maulana Azad University, Pacific Med- ical University, Pratap University, Shri Kallaji Vedic University, Jodh- pur National University, and Jai Minesh Adivasi University. FI TOON SHEKHAR Darling, keep this yoga mat safely, it will be useful next year.. Border Security Force (BSF) personnel perform yoga on the 10th International Day of Yoga in Thar Desert of Rajasthan, Friday PTI
  • 3. ONIONS BRING TEARS AS PRICES SKYROCKET Onion prices double as heat damages crops Pankaj Soni Jaipur he aroma and taste of onions in the kitchen have become a luxury as retail prices have doubled over the past week. Ini- tially selling at 20 to 25 rupees per kilogram, on- ions are now priced at 50 to60rupeesperkilogram. The main reason for this surge is the reduced supply from Jodhpur’s MathaniaandBhopalgarh areas. Extreme heat has damaged the onion crops. Previously, around 50 truckloads would arrive dailyattheMuhanaMan- di, but now this number has dropped to 20-25 truckloads. Additionally, the supply from Bagru Sikar has also weakened. DevAnandBhaktani,a prominent onion trader at Muhana Mandi, men- tioned that prices are in- deedrising.Currently,the supply from Nashik is slow, and it will take an- other two months for the new crop from Khairthal inAlwartoarrive.Whole- sale prices at Muhana Mandi are currently be- tween 25 and 30 rupees per kilogram. T RAJASTHAN 03 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Saturday | June 22, 2024 TOURISM STATE NECESSITATES NIGHT MARKETS Tourists and locals seen enjoying shopping at the Bapu Bazaar in Jaipur during late evening. SANTOSH SHARMA QUOTE UNQUOTE States where this initiative has been implemented are seeing positive results, introduction of night markets in key tourist cities could improve their economic condition. KALICHARAN SARAF, MLA, MALVIYA NAGAR In Jaipur, tourists often roam around late at night, making it essential to permit 24-hr trade. This would promote tourism. BALMUKUND ACHARYA, MLA, HAWA MAHAL It would be a commendable initiative by the government. Initially, night markets should be allowed in areas with high tourist footfall, which would attract tourists and boost employment. RAFEEK KHAN, MLA, ADARSH NAGAR Traders,leadersback24-hrmarkets Pankaj Soni Jaipur nspired by model in seven other states, traders and public repre- sentatives in Rajasthan are advocating for the es- tablishment of night mar- kets, viewing it as a ben- eficial move. Representa- tives have expressed their intention to request the government to allow traders to keep their shops open 24 hours, similar to the policy in Madhya Pradesh. Former Minister and MLA Kalicharan Saraf emphasized that states where this initiative has been implemented are seeing positive results. Given Rajasthan’s status as a top destination for foreign tourists, the intro- duction of night markets in key tourist cities could improve their economic condition, support local entrepreneurs, and boost trade. Saraf assured that he would present this is- sue to the government. Hawa Mahal MLA Balmukund Acharya pointed out that both Ra- jasthan and Jaipur are major tourism hubs. In Jaipur, tourists often roam around late at night, making it essential to per- mit 24-hour trade. This would promote night tourism. However, he stressed the need for proper administrative ar- rangements to ensure smooth operation. He be- lieves this step would sig- nificantly increase em- ployment opportunities. Adarsh Nagar MLA Rafeek Khan supported the idea, stating that it would be a commendable initiative by the govern- ment. Initially, night mar- kets should be allowed in areas with high tourist footfall, which would at- tract tourists and boost employment. BIG ISSUE Jobcreationandrevenueboost,say MLAsSarafBalmukundAcharya IndianIndustryTradeBoardendorses the24-hournightmarketoperations MLAsSarafBalmukundAcharya You read it in First India on JUNE 21, 2024 INDIA’SONIONEXPORTBANENDS,45KTONSSHIPPED BAN LIFTED DURING LOK SABHA ELECTIONS ON MAY 4 In early May 2024, India lifted its ban on onion exports, resulting in the export of over 45,000 tons of onions. Last December, the world’s larg- est vegetable exporter had imposed the ban, which was extended in March due to sluggish production and rising prices. According to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, over 45,000 tons of onions have been exported since the ban was lifted, primarily to West Asia and Bangladesh. The government removed the export ban on May 4 to keep onion prices low during the election period. However, a minimum export price (MEP) of 550 US dollars per ton was imposed. Three held for killing Chinkara in Sgngr, Bishnois protested First India Bureau Sriganganagar Three persons were de- tained in connection with thekillingoftwochinkara deer in Rajasthan’s Sriganganagar district on Friday, a forest official said. Agitated by the kill- ings of the protected ani- mal,membersoftheBish- noi community staged a dharna and blocked Jait- sar-Padampur road with the deer carcasses, dis- rupting traffic movement. According to officials, the deer skeletons were found in a farm on Thurs- day, following which the Bishnoicommunitymem- bers staged a protest and demanded arrest of the poachers. The DFO said talks are being held with Bishnoicommunitymem- bers to pacify them. Cong demands answers on NEET irregularities, holds protest in Jaipur Dinesh Dangi Naresh Sharma Jaipur The Congress on Friday held a demonstration here to demand justice for stu- dents affected by alleged irregularities in NEET exam. The Congress lead- ers and workers gathered at the Collectorate Circle to lodge the protest and asked the Centre to break its silence on the issue. Addressing the party workers, Cong state chief Govind Singh Dotasra said, “Everyone knows that corruption has hap- pened in NEET. But, the Centre is not cancelling the exam. “Questions like why grace marks were given to the candidates in this examination and why some candidates were given selected examina- tion centres are unan- swered,” Dotasra said. He alleged that the central government has maintained silence re- garding this examination, while the Gujarat and Bi- har police have arrested many candidates and reg- istered a case assuming paper leak. CP Joshi outlines BJP’s future plans in Chittor FIR against D-Mart, one more over unauthorized sale of Saras ghee Vikas Sharma Jaipur Saras Dairy has lodged an FIR against D-Mart Khandelwal and Com- pany. The investigation uncovered that the firm from which D-Mart pur- chased Saras ghee is not an authorized distributor. Additionally, stocks of Pro-Vedic ghee have been seized at various locations as part of ongo- ing action directed by Food Safety Commis- sioner Iqbal Khan. Additional Commis- sioner Pankaj Ojha re- ported that on Thursday, spurious ghee of Saras and Pro-Vedic brands was seized but on Friday morning, D-Mart re- turned stock to the ven- dor via a transfer note. PK Agarwal Chittorgarh BJP State President CP Joshi is currently touring the Chittorgarh parlia- mentary constituency as part of his Mewar visit. Joshi began his day by participating in a World YogaDayevent,wherehe actively engaged in yoga exercises. In the morning, Joshi performed a special worship at Kharadeshwar Mahadev Temple. In an interview with FirstIndia,Joshidiscussed party’s future plans. “We have already begun work- ing on upcoming initia- tives,” he stated. “This period will be more his- toric than last ten years.” Joshi also attended meet- ings with party officials. CP Joshi doing abhishek at Shri Kharadeshwar Mahadev Temple in Chittorgarh on Friday. Official seizing the spurious ghee in Jaipur on Friday. Govind Singh Dotasra, Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, Rafeek Khan, Shakuntala Rawat, Mamta Bhupesh, and Ganga Devi during the protest over NEET in Jaipur on Friday. SANTOSH SHARMA VYAPAR MANDAL RAISES ALARM OVER PESTICIDES IN BRANDED SPICES The Indian Trade Industry Associa- tion raised concerns over the recent findings of pesticides in branded spices. National President Babu Lal Gupta addressed media, highlighting several issues with current handling of the situation by health authorities. Gupta stated, “The Health Dept is col- lecting samples of branded spices, but they are sealing warehouses and stock before sample test reports are available. This is wrong should not be done.” I TRADEFEDSEESPROFITSINNIGHTMARKETS Meanwhile, Suresh Saini, General Secretary of the Jaipur Trade Federation, highlighted the success of night markets in Madhya Pradesh, urging the Rajasthan government to consider a similar approach to benefit local traders. He asserted that law enforcement is the responsibility of police, and Jaipur’s police are capable of handling it effectively. Babulal Gupta, National President of Indian Industry Trade Board, endorsed the 24-hour market operation, noting that it is crucial to keep markets open at night to cater to those who cannot shop during day due to Rajasthan’s tourist attractions. FILE
  • 4. eam India’s campaign in the T20 World Cup Super Eight stagehasgotofftoasmooth start. In their opening clash with Afghanistan, Rohit and his warriors scored a comfortable victory by 47 runs. In the game’s initial phase on a slow pitch, it seemed the change from USA to West Indies would not be easy but ultimately India emerged convincing winners. The clinical victory, however, unveiled both strengths and worries for the Indian side as they march forward at the World Cup. Suryakumar Yadav was the hero of the day as his pivotal knock rescued India from a pre- carious position and earned him the Player of the Match award. But led by the inimitable Jasprit Bum- rah, it’s the bowlers who saved India the blushes af- ter the batters failed to sparkle at their brightest. The game started with India winning the toss and opting to bat first, a deci- sion that’s become cus- tomary for them in recent matches. However, con- cerns loomed over the form of openers Virat Koh- li and Rohit Sharma. Ro- hit, in particular, struggled on a slow deck and man- aged just 8 runs off 13 balls before falling to a mis- timed stroke. Kohli, too, found it tough to accelerate against Afghanistan’s dis- ciplined bowling, eventu- ally departing for a modest 24 off 24 balls. Amidst the setbacks, Suryakumar Yadav show- cased his T20 prowess, an- choring the innings with Hardik Pandya. Their part- nership rescued India’s in- nings from a precarious 90 for 4 to an ultimately im- posing total of 181. Surya was the standout batter for India, smashing 53 runs off just 28 balls - his innings with a strike rate of around 200, underlined his signifi- cance as a stabilizing force in India’s batting lineup. While the middle-order success has been a silver lining for India in recent matches, questions persist over the opening pair. Some pundits are advocat- ing Yashasvi Jaiswal’s in- clusion in the lineup, pro- posing a potential shift of Virat Kohli to number three.This adjustment could boost the batting or- der and capitalize on Koh- li’s legendary prowess in the middle overs. The Ro- hit-Yashasvi duo could also give India the advan- tage of a left-right pair at the top, but the Indian think-tank believes the Virat-Rohit pair offers sta- bility at the top and gives the advantage of an extra batter in the middle order. Another contentious is- sue revolves around the choice between Shivam Dube and Sanju Samson. Critics argue in favor of Samson, highlighting his superior batting ability and his prowess as a big hitter. The management’s deci- sion to persist with Dube hinges significantly on his bowling prowess, a factor that has raised eyebrows since India has hardly used his bowling in the tourna- ment. On the bowling front, India’s campaign has been bolstered by the exception- al performances of Jasprit Bumrah, who continues to dazzle with his sizzling pace, precision and econo- my. Bumrah’s tally of con- ceding just 4 boundaries and grabbing 8 wickets in the World Cup so far, un- derscores his critical role in the team’s success.His economy rate of 1.75 runs per over against Afghani- stan underscores his effec- tiveness in stifling opposi- tion batsmen Supporting Bumrah, spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav also had a good outing, show- casing their both their con- tainment and wicket-tak- ing abilities. Meanwhile, Axar Patel remains in su- perb form, providing the Indian team with depth in both batting and bowling. Looking ahead, India faces Bangladesh and Aus- tralia in quick succession, necessitating swift adjust- ments and key decisions. Bangladesh, despite a loss to Australia in their previ- ous encounter, remains a formidable opponent capa- ble of upending India’s as- pirations if taken lightly. Theupcomingmatcheswill serve as litmus tests for In- dia’s preparedness against top-tier teams like England, SouthAfrica, andAustralia. The path to glory ap- pears promising for India, provided they effectively address their batting in- consistency and tactical dilemmas. The team’s abil- ity to harness the strengths of key players like Suryakumar Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah while fine- tuning their batting order will be crucial in navigat- ing the challenges posed by formidable opponents. The squad’s unity, spirit and determination have been a vital factor so far, with each player contribut- ing to the collective effort. Despite challenges, opti- mism runs high within the camp, buoyed by recent victories and individual performances. The man- agement’s decisions in the coming days will be criti- cal, and if they strike a proper balance of stability with innovation they are bound to optimize India’s chances of lifting the cov- eted trophy. India’s win against Af- ghanistan reflects just why they’re one of the top fa- vourites. The top order didn’t fire but the middle order got the job done; and the bowlers were simply superb and outclassed Af- ghanistan. The opportunity isripeforstar-studdedIndia to assert their dominance, remain aggressive and emerge victorious on the global stage of T20 cricket. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE AUTHOR ARE PERSONAL TOP TWEETS SPIRITUAL SPEAK Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. BIBLE STRENGTHS OF INDIA The path to glory appears promising for India, provid- ed they effectively address their batting inconsistency and tactical dilemmas. The team’s ability to harness the strengths of key players like Suryakumar Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah while fine- tuning their batting order will be crucial in navigating the challenges posed by formidable opponents The squad’s unity, spirit and determination have been a vital factor so far, with each player contribut- ing to the collective effort. Despite challenges, opti- mism runs high within the camp, buoyed by recent victories and individual performances. The man- agement’s decisions in the coming days will be critical, and if they strike a proper balance of stability with in- novation they are bound to optimize India’s chances of lifting the coveted trophy India’s win against Af- ghanistan reflects just why they’re one of the top favourites. The top order didn’t fire but the middle order got the job done; and the bowlers were simply superb and outclassed Af- ghanistan. The opportunity is ripe for star-studded India to assert their dominance, remain aggressive and emerge victorious on the global stage of T20 cricket SURYA,BUMRAHSHINEIN WINOVERAFGHANISTAN INDIA’SCHALLENGESANDOPPORTUNITIESONROADTOGLORYINT20WORLDCUP Team India’s campaign in the T20 World Cup Super Eight stage has got off to a smooth start. In their opening clash with Afghanistan, Rohit and his warriors scored a comfortable victory by 47 runs. In the game’s initial phase on a slow pitch, it seemed the change from USA to West Indies would not be easy but ultimately India emerged convincing winners IN-DEPTH IMPLICATIONS OF NUCLEAR ALERT STATUS TRUDEAU’S APPROACH IS CONTRADICTORY hen major powers like the US, Russia, China, and Europe place their nuclear arsenals on alert, the world teeters on the edge of unprec- edented danger. Such actions escalate tensions and amplify the risk of miscalculation or accidental con- flict, potentially leading to catastrophic consequenc- es. The global community, already burdened with geopolitical instability, economic struggles, and cli- mate crises, faces heightened anxiety and insecurity. Nuclear alert status signals a breakdown in diplo- matic relations and trust among these powers. It under- mines decades of arms control agreements aimed at reducing the threat of nuclear war. Moreover, this pos- ture diverts resources from pressing global issues such as poverty, health crises, and sustainable development. For the world, the renewed nuclear brinkmanship necessitates a reinvigoration of diplomatic efforts and international cooperation. The stakes are too high for any missteps. A collective commitment to de- escalation, dialogue, and disarmament is essential to ensure global peace and security, preventing a slide into a potentially irreversible catastrophe. W rime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent re- marks about alignment with India on “big issues” and the opportunity to engage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government high- light a potential for cooperation between Canada and India. Trudeau’s comments, made following his in- teraction with Modi at the G7 summit, suggest a readiness to tackle significant concerns, including national security and the rule of law. This optimism is crucial for fostering stronger bilateral relations and addressing shared challenges. However, Trudeau’s actions back in Ottawa paint a contrasting picture. The Canadian parliament’s de- cision to honor Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a designated Khalistani terrorist, with a minute’s si- lence raises serious questions about Trudeau’s commit- ment to genuine en- gagement with India. Nijjar, who was gunned down outside a gurdwara in Surrey, Canada, last year, has been a point of con- tention between the two nations. Cana- da’s accusation that India was involved in the crime further complicates the diplomatic relations between the two countries. India has decided to hit back. Trudeau’s contradictory stance—expressing a de- sire for cooperation while simultaneously honoring an individual targeting India’s integrity—undermines the prospects for meaningful dialogue. It sends mixed signals about Canada’s priorities and its approach to national security and international relations. For Trudeau’s vision of alignment and engagement to materialize, a consistent and transparent approach is necessary. Honouring a figure like Nijjar strains relations with India and also casts doubt on Canada’s commitment to combating terrorism. True engage- ment requires building trust and addressing conten- tious issues with sincerity, not political posturing. Trudeau must align his actions with his rhetoric to pave the way for constructive cooperation with India. P Canada’s accusation that India was involved in the crime further complicates the diplomatic relations between the two countries. India has decided to hit back T On this International Yoga Day, my only wish is that like all of you soldiers, taking inspiration from you, every person should imbibe the power of yoga within themselves. On this Yoga Day, I also pray to God that we all adopt a healthy lifestyle. Rajnath Singh @rajnathsingh Feeling invigorated after joining MoS Shri @GeorgekurianBjp ji others on #InternationalDayofYoga in New Delhi. Yoga’s profound impact on mental physical health is undeniable. In the hustle of daily life, yoga offers a moment of calm and clarity. Today, let’s embrace this ancient practice to rejuvenate our minds bodies. Let’s all adopt this beautiful tradition for a balanced life! Kiren Rijiju @KirenRijiju PERSPECT VE 04 Jaipur, Saturday | June 22, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia l Vol 6 l Issue No. 16 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 India’s Axar Patel, right, and Arshdeep Singh run between the wickets to score during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and India at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados. Siddhaarth Mahan The writer is a specialist on Sports and Cinema who works as an actor in the Hindi film industry, presently he is in New York for the World Cup coverage
  • 5. FOLLOW OUR WHATSAPP CHANNEL TO 'READ FREE' THE FIRST INDIA ENGLISH NEWSPAPER EVERYDAY, AND WIN EXCITING PRIZES CLICK HERE
  • 6. ANI Chennai Tamil Nadu Director of Medical Education SangumanionFridaysaid 47 people have lost their lives after consuming il- licit liquor in the Kallaku- richi district of the State. Meanwhile, the second day of Tamil Nadu As- sembly began in Chennai on Friday with a ruckus as AIADMK MLAs sport- ing black clothes raised slogans inside the House over the hooch tragedy. The Speaker Appavu ordered the watch and ward staff, which per- forms security duties in- side the Assembly, to evict AIADMK MLAs from the Assembly hall. Visuals from outside the Assembly showed watch and ward staff es- corting AIADMK mem- bers outside. Chaos erupted both inside and outside the Tamil Nadu Assembly in Chennai, as AIADMK members raised slogans demanding discussion on Kallaku- richi illicit liquor tragedy. ‘HOUSE’ WARMING Naidu returns to Andhra Assembly as CM ANI Amaravati elugu Desam Party chief CM N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday returned to Andhra Pradesh As- sembly after a gap of over two years. The 16thAndhra Legis- lativeAssembly began to- day and Naidu along with Nara Lokesh and Nanda- muri Balakrishna took oath as members. Naidu had vowed in November 2021 that he would return to theAssembly only after becoming CM. He was given a stand- ing ovation as he arrived in the House as the chief minister of the state for a fourth time. TDP MLA G Butchaiah Chowdary pre- sided over proceedings as the Proterm Speaker. The session com- menced at 9:45 am in the Assembly Hall. Actor- politician and Janasena chief Pawan Kalyan en- tered the House for the first time in his 16-year- old political career as Pithapuram MLA and Deputy Chief Minister. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu being greeted by MLAs during the State Legislative Assembly session, in Amaravati, on Friday. PTI Police at emergency department at a govt hospital where patients are being treated after consuming spurious liquor, in Kallakurichi. T INDIA 05 Jaipur, Saturday | June 22, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia NEWLY-ELECTED MLAs TAKE OATH IN ANDHRA Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Legisla- tive Assembly Pro-tem Speaker Gorantla Butchaiah Chowdary ad- ministered the oath to 172 out of the 175 members on Friday starting with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu (MLA, Kuppam). The Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Develop- ment, Rural Water Supply, Environment, Forest and Science and Technology, K Pawan Kalyan (Pitha- puram) was the second one to take the oath. Cong protests near BJP office over NEET ‘leak’ PTI New Delhi Delhi Congress workers on Friday held a demon- stration near BJP office here over the alleged ir- regularities in the NEET- UG 2024 examinations. The demonstration was led by Delhi chief presi- dent Devender Yadav. The party was protest- ing peacefully for the in- terest of the youth, and will not rest till lakhs of students who appeared for the NEET-UG exams get justice, Yadav said. All Congress workers, who participated in the demonstration, took the pledge that they will strive to ensure that jus- tice was served to the students, the party said. DiditoPM:Defer implementation of three new criminal laws PTI New Delhi West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Ba- nerjee has urged Prime Minister Nar- endra Modi to defer the implementation of the three “hurriedly passed” criminal laws that are set to be rolled out on July 1. Banerjee stressed having a fresh review of laws by Parliament. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the TMC chief expressed “grave concern” over the im- pending implementa- tion of the three laws – Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS) 2023, Bharatiya Sakhsya Adhiniyam (BSA) 2023 and Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS) 2023. TN HOOCH TRAGEDY Toll47;3accusedsentin15-dayjudicialcustody l Ruckus in Tamil Nadu Assembly over Kallakurichi hooch tragedy l AIADMK MLAs evicted en masse for creating ruckus over Liquor tragedy YOGAUNITESALL INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY IN NATION WORLD InIndiaandacrossglobe,peopleperform‘asanas’tomarkYogaDay illions across India and the globe stretched, twisted and breathed in and out on the Interna- tional Day of Yoga on Friday. The day was observed in all states with chief ministers, ministers and governors participating in programmes. Recognising its uni- versal appeal, in Decem- ber 2014, the UN pro- claimed June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. The draft UN Gen- eral Assembly resolution establishing the Interna- tional Day of Yoga was proposed by India and endorsed by a record 175 member states. M z The Consulate General of India in New York along with the Times Square Al- liance hosted special yoga sessions at the iconic Times Square. There was also a gathering of hun- dreds of yoga enthusiasts at Washington z More than 300 people from across Israel per- formed asanas as they participated in International Yoga Day celebrations at the Peres Centre for Peace and Innovation in Tel Aviv z Indian Embassies in other parts of the world, including Singapore, Sri Lanka, France, the UK, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kuwait and Italy, also observed the day z The UK High Commis- sion and embassies of the United States and Israel were among the diplo- matic missions in India that joined in the yoga day celebrations GLOBAL CELEBRATIONS OF YOGA DAY Shah at Smart School Union Minister for Home and Cooperation Amit Shah visits a smart-school during inauguration of 30 smart municipal schools, in Ahmedabad, on Friday. PTI UP CM Yogi Adityanath performs Yoga at Raj Bhavan in Lucknow. NCC cadets participate in a mass Yoga event at the Azhimala Shiva temple, in Thiruvananthapuram. Children participate in a mass Yoga sesssion in Coimbatore. TBP personnel perform yoga at Badrinath Temple, in Chamoli. CISF personnel and others perform Yoga near Taj Mahal in Agra. People perform Yoga at the Gateway of India in Mumbai. Anevent onInternational DayofYoga, at Times Square, inNewYork. People perform Yoga at Namo Ghat in Varanasi. Indian Navy personnel perform Yoga on a ship near Mumbai. Tripura CM Manik Saha ML Khattar in New Delhi Odisha CM Mohan Majhi Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel Assam CM Himanta B Sarma Union Min GK Redyy Dr Jitendra Singh at PMO Kiren Rijiju in New Delhi JP Nadda in New Delhi Rajnath Singh in Mathura
  • 7. INDIA 06 Jaipur, Saturday | June 22, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia ON FOREIGN INFLUENCE LAWS India rejects comments by UN’s top official PTi Geneva ndia’s Perma- nent Represent- ative of India to the United Nations and other International Or- ganisations in Geneva Ambassador Arindam Bagchi, said he “humbly disagrees” with the brief reference to India made by UN High Commis- sioner for Human Rights Volker Turk in his Global Update 56th session of the Human Rights Coun- cil this week. Turk had said in his global update that a wor- rying trend in terms of civic space is the consid- eration or adoption of so- called transparency or foreign influence laws in over 50 countries, includ- ing in the Republika Srp- ska entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, India, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, Slo- vakia and Turkiye. These laws risk having serious chilling effects on the work of civil society, freedom of expression and of association. Bagchi said democrat- ic nations across the world, including India, have had regulations for many decades to guard against legitimate con- cerns about the misuse of foreign funds. “Principles of transpar- ency and accountability cannot be applied selec- tively. Portraying a de- pendence on the crutches of opaque or illegal for- eign funding is also a dis- service to India’s vibrant civil society,” he said. REPRESENTATIONAL Indiahasrejecteda commentbytheUN’s tophumanrights officialonforeign influencelaws,saying principlesof “transparencyand accountabilitycannot beappliedselectively.” I Rain brings partial relief in Delhi-NCR amid agonising heatwave PTI New Delhi Parts of the national cap- ital witnessed drizzling, which brought relief from the intense heat- wave in the city as the minimum temperature on Friday settled at 28.4 de- grees Celsius, normal for this time of the season, the weather office said. The Meteorological Department has predict- ed some relief from the searing heatwave in Del- hi over the weekend as the sky is likely to re- main partly cloudy on Saturday and Sunday. The IMD has predict- ed thunderstorms ac- companied by light rain on Friday in some parts of the city. The maximum tem- perature is likely to set- tle around 40 degrees Celsius. Delhi has been reeling under a intense heatwave and a severe water crisis. Young women react as they walk amid rains, in New Delhi, Friday. PTI MAJOR WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS z The AQI of the national capital was recorded in the “moderate” category with a reading of 173 at 1 pm, accord- ing to the Central Pollution Control Board. z An AQI between zero and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “very poor”, and 401 and 500 “severe”. z The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) has issued a red alert for coastal Karnataka, which is likely to receive extremely heavy rainfall on June 22. A boy and a girl run on the Kartavya Path amid rain, in New Delhi. Three people walk down amid rain, in New Delhi on Friday. PTI AusthrashB’desh by28runsviaDLS methodinSuper8 Agencies North Sound (Antigua) Premier pacer Pat Cum- mins grabbed the tourna- ment’s first hat-trick and spinner Adam Zampa showcased his artistry to fashionAustralia’s 28-run win over Bangladesh via the Duckworth Lewis (DLS)methodintheirSu- per Eights fixture of the T20 World Cup. If Zampa (2/24) oper- ated with precision in the middle overs, Cummins (3/29) claimed three wickets off successive balls at the back end, as Australia restricted Bang- ladesh to 140 for eight after Mitchell Marsh opt- ed to bowl first in the rain- interrupted game.Veteran opener David Warner (53 not out off 35 balls) then hit a scintillating half- century, a knock that was studded with five fours and three sixes. Australia were in a hurry to finish the game with openers Warner and Travis Head (31) going hammer and tongs from the very first ball. The pair raced to 60/0 before rain interrupted play. ICC MEN'S T20 WORLD CUP Australia’s Adam Zampa, centre, is congratulated by teammates after taking the wicket of Bangladesh’s Najmul Hossain T20 World Cup cricket match in North Sound, Antigua Thursday. PTI ICC T20 WORLD CUP SUPER 8 HIGHLIGHTS z India will tour South Africa for a short four-match T20I series in November this year, CSA and the BCCI an- nounced in a joint statement on Friday. z Pat Cummins has become the second Australian to scalp a hat-trick in the ICC T20 World Cup. z Warner went past Chris Gayle (965) to become the fourth-highest run-getter in T20 WC history. z Co-hosts United States and West Indies will meet in the Super 8 Match 46 of 2024 ICC T20 World Cup today. z The Caribbean team lost their first Super 8 game against England after being unbeaten in the group stage. PM,Forces,RBI,SCmosttrustedinstitutions:Survey Agencies New Delhi The Defence Forces (Army, Navy and Air Force), the Prime Minis- ter (PM) of the country, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Supreme Court of India and the Election Commission of India (ECI) have emerged the most trusted institutions of 2024, according to the Ipsos IndiaBus Most Trusted Institutions an- nual survey. The survey was con- ducted pan-India, across SECs, age groups, cities with representation across metros, tier-1, tier- 2 and tier-3 cities and across different cohorts and regions using the Ip- sos IndiaBus platform. The respondents were exposed to a list of insti- tutions and asked to rank them on trustworthiness. The survey covered a long list of institutions that were randomised and ranked by citizens. Elucidatingonthefind- ings of the survey, Parijat Chakraborty, Group Ser- vice Line Leader, Public Affairs, Corporate Repu- tation, CSR and Sustain- ability, Ipsos India, said, “The top rankers on trust in our annual survey of the Ipsos IndiaBus Most Trusted Institutions mapped on the perception of citizens are the defence forces, the PM of country, the RBI, the Supreme Court of India and the Election Commission of India (ECI); emerging most trusted.All these in- stitutionsupholdthehigh- est form of integrity, val- ues and trustworthiness.” Interestingly, trust for defence forces was high among certain demo- graphics and cities: in tier-1 cities (76%), north zone (72%), west zone (64%), 45+ age group (63%), part-time and full- time employed (62%) and SEC A (60%). 4 die after roadways bus falls into gorge in Shimla's Jubbal Agencies New Delhi Four people were killed while three others sus- tained serious injuries when a bus overturned on the Kuddu-Giltari road in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district early Fri- day, police said. The Himachal Road- ways Transport Corpo- ration (HRTC) bus, with seven persons on board, was on its way to Giltari from Kuddu when the accident took place around 6:45 am near Chauri Kainchi after the driver lost control over the vehicle. While two persons identified as Birma Devi and Dhan Shah died on the spot, bus driver Kar- am Das and conductor Rakesh Kumar suc- cumbed to injuries on way to hospital, Super- intendent of Police, Shimla, Sanjeev Kumar Gandhi, said. CM SUKHU, OTHERS EXPRESS CONDOLENCE Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Governor Shiv Pratap Shukla, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, and Deputy Chief Minister Mukesh Agnihotri have expressed their condolences on the bus accident in Shimla, which killed four people. Three other people also sustained injuries in the incident and are undergo- ing medical treatment at the Civil Hospital Rohru. Locals gather after a Himachal Roadways Transport Corporation bus overturned on the Kuddu-Diltari road, in Shimla district, Friday. PTI Israeli forces step up bombardment across Gaza, amid fierce fighting Agencies Cairo Israeli forces pounded Rafah and other areas across the Gaza Strip and engaged in close-quarter combat with fighters led by Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, residents and Israel’s military said. Residents said the Is- raelis appeared to by try- ing to complete their cap- ture of Rafah, the city on the enclave’s southern edge that has been the fo- cus of an Israeli assault since early May. Palestin- ian officials said at least 12 Palestinians had been killed in separate Israeli military strikes on Friday. U.S.Chinaholdfirst nucleartalksin5years Agencies Hong Kong The United States and China resumed semi-of- ficial nuclear arms talks in March for the first time in five years, with Beijing’s representatives telling U.S. counterparts that they would not re- sort to atomic threats over Taiwan. The Chinese represent- atives offered reassuranc- es after their U.S. inter- locutors raised concerns that China might use, or threaten to use, nuclear weapons if it faced defeat in a conflict over Taiwan. CHINA WARNS OF ‘TRADE WAR’ WITH EU New Delhi: Beijing warned on Friday that escalating frictions with the European Union over electric vehicle imports could trigger a trade war, as Germany’s economy minister arrived in the Chinese capital with the proposed tariffs high on his agenda. NPCL: IIT Kanpur students explore cutting-edge power management First India Bureau Greater Noida In a pioneering initiative to connect theoretical learning with practical applications, a group of 21 students from the pres- tigious IIT Kanpur re- cently visited the Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL). During the visit, stu- dents gained first-hand experience of various in- novations and strategies implemented by NPCLto ensure reliable and quali- ty power supply. Students visited the Automation Lab where they saw different appli- cations that pertain to the Smart Grid system, De- mand Response mecha- nisms and so on. Porn-addict dad kills daughter, 12, for resisting rape Hyderabad: A 12-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her alcoholic father, a porn addict, for resisting rape in Miyapur near Hyderabad city. In the forest, the father tried to rape her. When the 12-year-old screamed and threatened to tell her mother, he killed her by hitting her with a stone, the report said. Cops zeroed in on him who later confessed to have killed his daughter. Historicflooding inChinakills47, morefloodsfeared Beijing: At least 47 people have died as downpours in southern China’s Guangdong province caused historic flooding and slides, state media reported Friday, while authorities warned of more extreme weather ahead in other parts of the country. State broadcaster CCTV said that another 38 people were con- firmed dead under the jurisdiction of Meizhou city, adding to 9 others previously reported dead elsewhere. CRUCIAL READ Palestinians gather at the edge of a crater after an Israeli airstrike in an area where displaced people are sheltering in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Friday. PTI
  • 8. IN POWER CORRIDORS Awaiting IAS transfer list, officials hoping for the best! Rajendra Chhabra Jaipur he bureaucracy of Rajasthan is eagerly waiting for the next IAS transfer list. In reality, this wait started right after the new government was formed in Delhi, but even though fifteen days have passed, the whereabouts of the transfer is list are un- known. Sources reveal that homework is con- tinuously being done on the list, but nothing is getting finalised. Sources further reveal that major changes are to happen to ACS, Principal Secre- tary, and Secretary rank officer while several HODs and Collectors would also be changed. However, it does not seem probable that Fi- nance will undergo any changes just yet, owing to the upcoming budget. It is being said that one of the reasons why the list is not getting final- ised, is the issue of non- approval on various names at the concerned level, even though sev- eral meetings have hap- pened on this aspect. Sources reveal that the issue is stuck on about half a dozen names. Fur- thermore, various specu- lations are being made regarding the CM’s Delhi visit followed by the Chief Secretary’s sudden visit to the National Cap- ital. Notably, even after ap- proval regarding reliev- ing the state’s Chief Elec- toral Officer and with the notification by the Elec- tion Commission regard- ing the new CEO, it has been two days, and yet the State Government has not issued orders in this regard. This issue is also concerned with the transfer list. Right from the Secre- tariat, to Departments and Collectors are in a state of confusion regard- ing the list and it is also being said that in the ab- sence of the list getting finalised, it can be stalled for some time. One of the reasons why the list is not getting finalised, is the issue of non- approval on various names at the concerned level T NEWS 07 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Saturday | June 22, 2024 CM:Prosperousfarmerskeyto buildingadevelopedRajasthan Vinod Singh Chouhan Jaipur Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma emphasized that the rise in farmers’ and cattle rearers’ incomes symbolizes Rajasthan’s prosperity. He stated that empowering them to be self-reliant will establish a solid foundation for a developed Rajasthan. Sharma assured that farmer welfare topics would feature prominent- ly in the upcoming re- vised budget for 2024-25. Addressing a pre- budget discussion at the Chief Minister’s Office on Friday with farmers, cattle rearers, and Dairy Association representa- tives, Sharma highlight- ed farmer welfare as a top priority for Prime Minis- ter Narendra Modi. He noted Modi’s release of the 17th installment of the Kisan Samman Nidhi in his third term. The Chief Minister un- derscored that the state government’s six-month tenure has focused on comprehensive farmer development. Deputy Chief Minister and Fi- nance Minister, Diya Kumari, along withAgri- culture and Horticulture Minister Dr Kirodi Lal Meena, participated in the programme via VC. Aishwary Pradhan Dinesh Kasana Jaipur The 62nd annual session of the All India National Educational Federation Rajasthan in Jaipur high- lighted significant educa- tional reforms and gov- ernment priorities. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma stressed the role of edu- cators in character build- ing alongside academic instruction. He criticised the previous government for making misguided decisions, such as the JJM and opening colleg- es without adequate re- sources, leading to finan- cial losses and operation- al challenges. Sharma announced the formation of a high-powered com- mittee under the current administration to review these colleges opened under Raj-CES, focusing on their viability and nec- essary actions. Deputy Chief Minis- ter, Dr Prem Chand Bair- wa emphasised execu- tion of NEP. Assembly Speaker Vasudev Devnani in his address, emphasised In- dia’s unity, integrity, and self-respect, citingAyod- hya temple construction as a symbol of unity. First India Bureau New Delhi A delegation from the ‘Palace on Wheels’train, led by O and M Director Pradeep Bohra along with General Manager Sanjay Nischal and Sales Director Bhavani Singh Rao, met Union Minister of Tourism,Art, and Cul- ture Gajendra Singh Shekhawat at his resi- dence on Friday. They briefed him on the luxury train’s operations, high- lighting preparations for the upcoming season starting in September, with trips departing weekly from New Delhi to Rajasthan and Agra. In another develop- ment, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekha- wat expressed opposition to establishing a second Regional Transport Of- fice (RTO) in Jodhpur, citing its unnecessary na- ture. However, despite the Union Minister’s reser- vations, the Transport Department has con- firmed securing all re- quired approvals, both financial and administra- tive, for the new RTO of- fice in Jodhpur, indicat- ing imminent com- mencement of opera- tions. Navin Sharma Jaipur Despite the State Govern- ment’s commitment to a zero-tolerance policy to- wards corruption, bureau- cratic red tape continues to shield corrupt officers and employees. Various departmentshavepending prosecution approvals from the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), shedding light on numerous cases involving millions in kickbacks in scandals like miningfraud,NRHMten- ders, and massive bribery in the Water Department. The government re- mains deeply concerned about the rapid rise in cor- ruption cases across the state.TheAnti-Corruption Bureau has exposed cases whereofficialshavealleg- edly taken bribes worth lakhs, tarnishing the gov- ernment’s image. How- ever, approval for prose- cution against these cor- rupt elements has been delayed, causing frustra- tion even within theACB. Several departments are reportedly protecting their own officials impli- cated in corruption scan- dals, further complicating the matter. These depart- mentsareaccusedofcom- promising the state’s in- tegrity by sheltering cor- rupt officials and employ- ees involved in various scams. Many of these cases have been pending since 2011, hindering the progress of prosecution approvals. The ACB has forwarded these cases back to the respective de- partments for considera- tion, hoping for decisive action. Since Dr Ravi Prakash Meharda took charge as the new head of theACB, there is optimism that de- partments may finally act against these corrupt offi- cials. However, the dept itself has halted prosecu- tion approvals to protect corrupt officials, leading to a surge in pending cas- es. These depts caught in scandalsaretarnishingthe reputation of the govern- mentbydefendingcorrupt officers and employees. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma being presented bottled camel milk by a livestock breeder from Bikaner, Genaram Raika after the pre-budget dialogue with farmer representatives, livestock breeders, and dairy associations from Rajasthan at CMO in Jaipur on Friday. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma inaugurates the 62nd regional convention of All India National Educational Federation at Tagore Int’l School in Jaipur on Friday. Dr PC Bairwa others were present. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat seeks info during the demonstration of Bharat Health Initiative for Sahyog, Hita and Maitri(BHISHM) Critical Trauma Cube at New Delhi. Rajendra Rathore during the gratitude meeting of BJP workers in Churu on Friday. Harlal Saharan, Devendra Jhajharia others were also present. Dialogue provided valuable ideas for farmers dairy businesses: Minister Pradeep Bohra briefed Shekhawat on PoW’s upcoming season operations Teachers enhance knowledge artistic skills among youth, fostering their personality development, says Dr PC Bairwa Agriculture is not just a business; it is a duty fulfilled with utmost dedication by farmers. Despite adverse geographical and climatic conditions, farmers continue to produce food that nourishes us. We all owe a debt to the farmers, a debt that can never be fully repaid. BHAJAN LAL SHARMA, CM Colleges opened under Raj-CES to be reviewed, says CM Sharma ‘PoW’ delegation meets Tourism Min; New RTOofficeapproveddespiteMin’sobjections First India Bureau Churu BJP leader Rajendra Rathore addressed a press conference in Chu- ru on Friday, emphasis- ing his inclusive ap- proach to politics and subtly criticising former party members Rahul Kaswan and Devi Singh Bhati. “I have always con- ducted politics by taking all 36 communities to- gether,” Rathore de- clared, underscoring his commitment to unity and cooperation. In a veiled reference to Kaswan and Bhati, he remarked, “Those who were part of our party until yesterday are now disrupting the environment, but we will not let it deteriorate.” Taking a direct shot at Bhati, Rathore stated, “It is wrong to fire a gun from someone else’s shoulder.” He also ac- cused Kaswan of self- sabotage, saying, “Rahul Kaswan cut the very branch he was sitting on.” Rathore questioned Kaswan’s defection to Congress, asking, “Tell me, what policies of Modi are you so unhappy with that you joined Con- gress?” He expressed confidence in the future of the BJP, affirming, “The party’s future is bright, workers are diligently working under party’s leadership. I will now serve the party as a worker.” The press con- ference was attended by LS candidate Devendra Jhajharia Churu MLA Harlal Saharan, showing party’s solidarity. I will now serve the party as a worker, says Rajendra Rathore SeveralRajleadersattend lastritesofMaken’smother QRcodetohelpdetectpure orspuriousSarasGhee 14 Rajasthan MLAs join Tribal Advisory Council Raj Govt Departments delay prosecution sanctions against corrupt officials despite ACB investigations Those who were part of our party until yesterday, are now disrupting the environment, but we will not let it deteriorate, he says First India Bureau New Delhi The funeral of Congress Treasurer Ajay Maken’s mother and wife of late Chander Prakash Maken, late Santosh Maken, was held on Friday in Delhi, drawingnumerouspromi- nent Cong leaders from Rajasthanandotherstates. Among those present from Rajasthan were LoP Tikaram Jully, Vaibhav Gehlot, Dharmendra Rathore, Dinesh Khod- nia, Sandeep Choudhary, and Jaswant Singh. Hary- ana Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda also attended the funeral, expressing his condolenc- es to the Maken family. Ex- CM Ashok Gehlot Dy CM Sachin Pilot expressed condolences via social media on Mak- en’s mother’s demise. A Prayer meeting will be held today at 11 am-12 noon at Chinmaya Mis- sion, 89, Lodhi Road, Lo- dhi Estate, New Delhi. First India Bureau Jaipur In a significant step against spurious ghee, RCDF CMD, Sushma Arora announced a QR code system for Saras Ghee. The packaging now includes a dual-layer verification QR code and hologram with the Saras logo. Consumers can scratch to reveal the QR code, which, when scanned via mobile or UPI app, verifies authen- ticity with unique ID, batch number, MRP, manufacturing, and ex- piry dates. The scanned QR code displays the Saras Ghee logo, assuring consumers of its genuine- ness and aiding in distin- guishing between genu- ine and fake products. First India Bureau Jaipur Fourteen MLAs elected to Raj Assembly from the Scheduled Tribes, have been appointed to Rajasthan Tribal Advi- sory Council for devel- opment of STs. Appoint- ed members include MP Meena, Hansraj Meena, Rajendra Meena, Ram- bilas, Samaram, Prata- palal Bhil, Phool Singh Meena, AL Meena, Ma- hesh Meena, Shankar Lal Decha, Kailash Chandra Meena, Hemant Meena, Gopichand Meena, and Lalit Meena. Addition- ally, Pushkar Teli has been appointed as a non- government member. Promoted by Okay Plus Housing Pvt. Ltd. The packaging now includes a QR code and hologram with Saras logo. z ACB handling 455 alleged bribery cases across depts. z Personnel Department: 72 pending cases. z Panchayat Raj Department: 95 pending cases. z Revenue Department: 36 pending cases. z Municipal Administration and Local Governance Department: 87 pending cases. z PWD: Over a dozen pending cases. PENDING CASES PLAGUE RAJ GOVT DEPTS
  • 9. 08 If only each one of us would realise the power of giving, there would not be a single moment, where we would not share our good fortune with someone else. Dr JAGDEESH CHANDRA, CMD Editor-in-Chief THOUGHT OF THE DAY Postal Reg No. JPC/004/2022-24 Jaipur, Saturday | June 22, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Can you imagine a BJP without RSS’s support and vice versa? Does the ‘Two-Headed Swan’ idiom is realised here? Dr Jagdeesh Chandra: As of today, that idiom surely exists in reality and it will remain so till the time these two organisa- tions are separated, may they keep functioning in the same fields later on andmaycrosspathsatdif- ferent times, but on the ground, they may then be separate.Tillthetimethey do not part ways in a friendly environment, till then, the BJPand the RSS will be like the ‘Two- Headed Swan.’This say- ing came into prevalence after a senior journalist went to Russia over two decades back and visited the Kremlin, where he saw an insignia of a swan with two heads. On one of the heads was written ‘East’ and on the other head was written ‘West’. At that time Russia’s pol- icy was to balance both East and West. Someone asked what would happen if one of the heads of the proverbial swan fell down, to which the au- thorities replied that the swan would die. So, in today’s situation between RSSandBJP,whoarelike this swan, if they do not improve themselves and do not sort out their differ- ences,sothewaythistime votes were not cast in huge numbers in BJP’s favour, next time, some- thing major may happen and the existing structure of working between BJP and RSS would crumble and that will be the start of the end of that structure. Mohan Bhagwat made the statement after which Indresh Kumar also gave statements on the same lines. However, RSS maintains that it was not an intentional statement. If it was not intentional or if it was not aimed at BJP, then what is your take on this entire process? This is a general way of handlingsituations.When we give statements that have such an effect, then someone comes up and says that the statement has been misquoted or misconstrued. In this case, it has not been mis- quoted, but humbly they have said that it was not a remark on the central government. However, the entire nation knows what was said and what it meant. It does not heed well if you claim to close your eyes and one has to accept the truth. But it is also good that they had suchfeelingsintheirheart which somehow shows a correctional approach. It appears that they wanted todoaback-trackonwhat they said so, it is a wel- come move. It is being said that RSS is not too happy with JP Nadda’s role in the entire incident? Truth be told, JP Nadda is such a nice person that no one can get angry with him. He would merely smile and the chapter would end. Basically, JP Nadda is more of an RSS person than a BJP person. Hewasintheorganisation and came in touch with Narendra Modi and one thing is for sure, once someone comes in touch with Modi, he or she wouldbesoinfluencedby him that they would auto- matically align them- selveswithModi.Perhaps RSS leadership also thought that he had be- come more close to PM Modi. In this particular case,Naddamustnothave approved it, rather it must have been approved by top leadership. Besides you have to carry out the role which you have been assigned so he had to say something. It surely comes to mind that such and such person was ours’ and what is he saying now? But at such times, one would ignore the statements, realising that it is not his personal re- mark, but the policy state- ment of the party. So, that is what it is. Nadda would meet the RSS leadership and smile at them and the topic would end. Some critics have also questioned the timing of Mohan Bhagwat’s statement. What is your take on that? There are two thoughts going about in the social media realm. Some peo- ple stressed that RSS was waitingfortheBJPtolose and Narendra Modi to be- come weak and RSS would strike. So in that aspect, one may say that Modi has weakened a bit so RSS has struck. But another aspect of this the- ory, as claimed by those associated with RSS, is that Mohan Bhagwat or Indresh Kumar do not need to wait for an oppor- tune time.Although there wasdisappointmentinthe mind, had the statement been given prior to the election, it would have resulted in some loss to the party and a message would have gone that the party lost owing to RSS’ statement. So, they did not give any statement then. So, I do not think that there was any malafide intent in giving that statement. But what happened that within 24 hours, Indresh Kumar had to backtrack his statement? A person is a servant to situations or circumstanc- es. When the statement was made, he must have realised that when Mohan Bhagwat said so, then what is the relevance of his statement and was un- called for? It was not needed. I believe there must have been some pressure on him and his friends in the BJP must have asked him why he was making such state- ments or getting in the middle of heavy-weights. Perhaps someone in the RSS askedhimtogoslow as the matter is being han- dled by senior leaders. This is my assumption. Hence, he took back what he said. And a positive thingisthathesaidthathe wants the government to progress manifold which is a good thing. He also said that this is the gov- ernment of ‘Ram Bhakts’ means he said that this is not the government of Congress or any other party. Has Sangh’s prestige and glory suffered a setback owing to the backtracking on the statement? Yes, to some extent. RSS is an organisation, which makes to-the-point state- ments, and that too ex- tremelyrarely.Itisalways a well-drafted and well- worded statement. Now Indresh Kumar gave a statement and had to roll back. So you are right, it was an embarrassment to Indresh Kumar as well as RSS. But on the other side, I do not think that someone would have told Indresh Kumar to issue a statement rather it must have been an automatic reaction. This means that RSS workers perhaps have some sense of frus- tration or are disheartened towards the BJP which they are unable to hide. And as soon as they found an opportunity, they ex- pressed themselves. So, it is important for the BJPto look into this matter and suppose, that both these organisations decide to walk on different paths, but at least till the time they are together, they should try to be cordial andonthesamepagepub- licly. Indresh Kumar’s statementreflectsthatper- haps there is dissatisfac- tion or resentment among RSSworkerswhichneeds to be sorted out as soon as possible. JP Nadda’s tenure is ending on June 30. In this regard, suspicion is also being cast, if RSS is trying to pressurise BJP that the next BJP national chief is selected with RSS’approval? Mohan Bhagwat and RSS are too big as a person and as an institution that they wouldtrytopressurisethe BJP leadership to choose a President of RSS’ choice. It is a policy deci- sion and when it will have to happen, it will.The BJP President is a small factor in the entire scheme of thingsorthelikelysepara- tion or staying together of RSS and BJP and the em- powerment between the two. So the issue sur- rounding the BJP Chief is a small issue and as such theyknowwhoisgoingto come and all the names that will be discussed in the near future will be somehow connected with RSSorhaveanRSSback- ground. The only differ- ence is that some are purely RSS-backed indi- viduals and some fall just a tad short of that marking even though they have some or the other connect intheSangh.Butwhatcan one do? Even if an RSS man is appointed to the BJP President’s office, he will have to come in con- tact with Amit Shah and Narendra Modi and will become theirs. As such now BJP has become carefulnottoappointany- one without consultation and RSS has realised that now they can do their homework on prospective names that are suggested by BJP leadership. So there is some sort of cau- tion for both the organisa- tion to undergo some homework in this regard. So then who could be the front-runner for the post of BJP National President? All the front runners are seated behind Narendra Modi. The first front-run- ner is Bhupender Yadav, who is considered a mas- termind in organisational mattersandhasbeenmade aminister.SecondisDhar- mendra Pradhan, who is also a minister. Thirdly, perhaps Modi saw a ray of hope in Manohar Lal Khattar, but he too has been made a minister. Shivraj Singh Chouhan too is in the ministry. CR Patil, a Modi loyalist and person adept at organisa- tional work, he too has become a minister. Now there is a vacuum for the postofpartypresidentand there are a handful of names that are doing the round, But what will hap- pen finally? Among the names are Vinod Tawre, Devendra Fadnavis, Sunil Bansal, Om Mathur,Anu- rag Thakur, Smriti Irani, and a few others and names will be decided from among these leaders. But the most interesting aspect is who are these people. Will the next chief be a hundred percent RSS man or a hundred percent BJPman?Whatwillbethe permutation of this? So let’s see it is an interesting aspect because this may also prove to be another turning point between RSS and BJP as it will es- tablish who has had the most say in the appoint- ment of the next chief. During the show #JConBJPRSS trended topAll-India on X NoonecanchallengeModiwithin andoutsidetheparty:DrChandra Click to watch The JC Show Dr Jagdeesh Chandra in conversation with (L-R) Aayushi Shekhawat, Pooja Yadav, Shikha Thakur, Aditi Nagar and Poornima Mishra during The JC Show. Reflecting on the current situation between BJP and RSS, Dr Jagdeesh Chandra stresses that while both organisations are supplementary to each other, their current ‘standoff’ does not bear them well since the Opposition will gain ground and could lead to winning more in the upcoming State polls. Dr Chandra also highlights that the statements given by Mohan Bhagwat and later by Indresh Kumar were not a deliberate attempt to derail the BJP, how RSS is not unhappy with JP Nadda in this entire scenario, why Indresh Kumar’s statement was not required, and how the statement fiasco has somewhat maligned RSS’ image. Excerpts... (Part II) 08 Greetings on the occasion of World Yoga Day! Choose Yoga for a mentally and physically fulfilling, healthy life! Dr JAGDEESH CHANDRA, CMD Editor-in-Chief THOUGHT OF THE DAY Postal Reg No. JPC/004/2022-24 Jaipur, Friday | June 21, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia What is your take on the relationship between BJP and RSS going forward? Dr Jagdeesh Chandra: There is no doubt that the decades-old relations be- tween BJP and RSS have reached a critical junc- ture, but one thing is cer- tain RSS is not going to disrupt or disturb the Narendra Modi govern- ment because RSS has already said that Naren- dra Modi is an ideal Prime Minister. RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat had said in Ayodhya that Narendra Modi appears to be a ‘Sanyasi and Ta- pasvi.’ But they have a pain in their heart and want recognition. RSS feels for the past some time, that they have been sidelined and that they are not consulted on im- portant matters. So they want such consultations to take place which used to happen ten years back and thus, it should be re- stored. Secondly, RSS also wants that organisa- tion related work should be handed to it while Modi runs the govern- ment. On the other hand, the BJP’s thought on this issue, as can be inferred from JP Nadda’s recent interview, was that in the past, BJPneeded RSS be- cause it was a small party and was not as capable as RSS. But now BJP has grown from strength to strength and thus it can handle its ground. Apart from this, RSS is a cul- tural and social organisa- tion while BJP is a politi- cal party. So in these two points, Nadda put for- ward the philosophy and ideas of the BJP leader- ship clearly. It hints that RSS should keep itself occupied in the social and cultural sphere while leaving the political and party-related works to BJP. So, the basic issue is serious and it remains to be seen how in the com- ing days the two leader- ships sort the issue. What do you think were the reasons that led to a sense of frustration or disappointment towards the BJP leadership in Mohan Bhagwat’s heart? Also, why do you think they chose a public platform to put forward their points? See, the main issue is recognition and rele- vance. RSS feels that in the past ten years, its rec- ognition and relevance have decreased and that the ‘power centre’ has shifted from Nagpur to Ahmedabad. Secondly, how BJP is functioning and working in Modi’s leadership, somewhere RSS does not appear to be alright or comfortable with this. I won’t say that RSS is against BJP but it certainly does not look as if they are comfortable with it. It appears that in their mind, they feel that the ‘recognition centre’is shifting from their side and that their recognition and value have gone down in the past ten years since consultation with RSS has gone down. The second main issue bor- ders around the recently conducted Lok Sabha election where it appears that RSS feels it has not been consulted with and it is said that RSS had given a few names as candidates in the Awadh belt of Uttar Pradesh but these names were not ac- cepted. So after this RSS’s mood changed and it is now believed that one of the reasons for BJP being restricted to such a low number is due to the reason that RSS workers did not take to the field. Its result was that the BJP faced a loss. But this also poses a question as to has your disappointment become so big that you caused a loss to your party. Have BJP-RSS relations reached such a critical point that the RSS work- ers did not work as they would have, which is be- ing perceived? RSS workers not working ac- tively in elections is a serious point on which the leadership should de- liberate and think. When the issue of cabinet was being formed, I have heard that consultation with RSS was not held there too and I have also heard that Arun Kumar told BJP that if the party does not pay heed to RSS’ views, why then does it seek its opinion? The result of this was that no senior RSS leader was present in the oath cere- mony. It is a thing of wonder that you are com- ing to power, BJPis com- ing to power for the third time, PM is returning to power for the third time, and yet RSS is missing from the action. This gives one the idea that RSS is disappointed, sad or angry. I spoke to a sen- ior leader on this issue and asked him what was happening, and he said all is well. But nothing is alright rather this issue has to be sorted. There are elections in the future and it can not be that RSS does not play an active role. Fights can be ad- dressed at appropriate times but at least win elections first. Further- more, on the issue of Ram Mandir, I heard that there were some differ- ences on that issue as well. RSS thought that it should not have been po- liticised and attempts to take political capital from it should not have been made. But here BJP differs from its opinion and everyone differs on this issue. See, Modi, Shah, or Nadda are not saints or sages, rather they will look to create public opinion from such issues. How else will they do it? Not just BJP, rather no other political party will leave such a chance. If you do not take political capital out of such major develop- ments, what will you do in politics then? Then there was another issue that Nripendra Mishra was made in charge of the project which did not go down well with RSS as it maintained that someone from RSS should have been given that chance. Then anoth- er issue was regarding accounts that were being looked after by Champat Rai, and something hap- pened with it that after this BJPstopped consult- ing with RSS on the Ram Mandir project, so it is said. I also heard that RSS thought that leader- centric politics should not happen. To this, BJP questioned that if leader- centric politics is not en- gaged in then who will lead the party? You need the face of the political party and everywhere in the world this happens. Narendra Modi is the face of the nation which the BJP has and that face gets votes. If you say politics should not be leader-centric then it can not happen. Basically what BJP feels now is that RSS’s suggestions are theoretical and ideo- logical, which do not fit the political realm. See, this issue has to be dealt with at a logical level and both Mohan Bhagwat and JP Nadda would want that. If they can look eye to eye then it’s alright, if not, then they would be free to raise their organi- sation and when the issue of resources comes forth, they will then look into it. The issue should be de- cided but it should not come to pass that RSS workers do not go to cast their votes or motivate people to vote. You talked about this situation, but how far do you think this clash of ideas will continue? Do you think it could come to that level that things go way beyond the difference of opinion situation it presently is at? There are two things in this. Differences of opin- ion may be there, but if you are going to imply about show of strength, then be assured, that a show of strength can not happen in Narendra Modi’s life as you can not defeat him or Amit Shah in any show of strength. Secondly, this situation of a show of strength will not arise because it is non- existent in RSS’s DNA and the DNA of RSS and BJP is vice versa. But even if such a situation occurs, you tell mow out of the 240 individuals, how many people are there who will leave Modi-Shah and head to the organisation? How many Chief Ministers are there who will leave for organisation? I don’t think there is any. Such a situation will not happen, and even if it comes to pass, then it is impossible to defeat Narendra Modi in a show of strength. Amidst the controversy regarding BJP-RSS relations, a book written by PM Modi - Jyotipunj - is being discussed a lot. What is there in that book? That book defines the re- lations between Narendra Modi and Mohan Bhag- wat and Bhagwat’s rela- tions with his family. In that book, Modi comes across as a writer, a phi- losopher, and an intellec- tual. He has written in the book that when he was 20 years old he observed that in Mohan Bhagwat’s fa- ther - Madhukar Rao Bhagwat - he used to find a mix of Gujarati and Marathi style of clothing. Modi said that after meet- ing him he used to feel that the senior Bhagwat has become a part of him like how milk and sugar mixwitheachother.Modi further said that in those times there was no one who used to even take RSS’ name and in such a time,MadhukarRaospent his life for RSS and estab- lishedRSSinthestate.He entered from Surat held a first ‘shivir’ there. From there he moved to Karna- vati, Baroda, and other places. If you look at it, Mohan Bhagwat Nar- endra Modi are ‘Guru Bhai’ because Madhukar RaoBhagwatusedtocon- sider Modi as his ‘Mana Putra’and was impressed by Modi. They even shared time in a ‘shivir’ in Nagpur. So look at the re- lationship between the twofamilies.Thatbook that bond is at one end the politics is at another. ThisbookpresentsNaren- dra Modi’s philosophical thoughts. During the show #JConBJPRSS trended topAll-India on X OnceMohanBhagwathadsaidModiistheidealPM... sowhathashappenednow,questionsDrChandra Scan to watch The JC Show TO BE CONTINUED… Dr Jagdeesh Chandra with Akanksha Choudhary, Preeti Negi, Shikha Thakur, Aditi Nagar and Poornima Mishra during The JC Show. Throwing light on the recent tussle between BJP and RSS, Dr Jagdeesh Chandra stresses that though RSS is a socio-cultural organisation, BJP is purely a political party and thus their outlook would be different since both organisations function in other fields serving the common goal of national development. Dr Chandra also says that though there may be a myriad of issues that have led to the current scenario, the relations between Modi-Bhagwat are age-old and not a recent phenomenon and thus have the strength to navigate such times... (Part I) You read PART I on JUNE 21, 2024
  • 10. JAIPUR, SATURDAY | JUNE 22, 2024 Glamour | Fashion | Bollywood | Hollywood | Lifestyle SUMMER FAREWELL! he month-long Cultural Heritage Training Camp concluded at City Palace, Jaipur, with a captivating closing ceremony on Friday. P11 T 09 firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia he Pink City of India, Jaipur, is poised to host the highly anticipated MISS PI IN- DIA Beauty Pageant from June 26 to June 29, 2024. Organised by PI Maga- zine, India’s premier pag- eant magazine, the event promises to be a spectacu- lar showcase of beauty, tal- ent and cultural diversity. PI Magazine, led by founder Malik Isani, has a rich history of collaborat- ing with titleholders such as Miss Universe 2005 from Canada, Miss Universe India 2014, and Femi- na Miss India 2015, making it a cornerstone in the pageant industry. This year’s pageant marks a significant mile- stone with an all- female judging panel, underscoring a commitment to em- powerment. The es- teemed judges include Miss Universe India 2014 Noyonita Lodh, Miss Universe 2023 Top 20 finalist Jane Dipika Garrett from Nepal, Miss Venezuela at Uni- versal Woman 2024 Lisandra Chirinos, and Bigg Boss Tamil contestant Namitha Mari- muthu, among others. The national finals will feature contestants from across India, competing not only in beauty but also in intelligence, talent and cul- tural representation. One of the top three winners will represent India at an inter- national pageant in Egypt this September. Dr Jagdeesh Chandra will be the Chief Guest, adding prestige to the event. The four-day event is meticulously planned to highlight the contestants’ di- verse talents and per- sonalities: The PI Beauty Pageant celebrates c o m p r e h e n s i v e beauty, providing a platform for young women to showcase their talents, indi- viduality and confi- dence. It fosters cultural exchange and mutual re- spect among contestants from diverse backgrounds. As the event dates ap- proach, excitement is building among partici- pants, organisers, and fans. The Miss PI India Beauty Pageant promises to leave a lasting impression on Jaipur and all who attend, highlighting the elegance and brilliance of young women from across the na- tion and beyond. JUNE 26: Opening ceremony, introductory round, sashing ceremony, and official glam photoshoot. JUNE 27: Red-carpet event and launch of PI Magazine’s 6th edition. Contestants will also undergo personal interviews with the judges. JUNE 28: Preliminary rounds featuring retro-themed op model walks and long gown competition, followed by the subtitle sashing ceremony. JUNE 29: Grand finale with rounds including opening number, confidence round, and evening gown round. The top 10 contestants will engage in stage interactions, narrowed down to top 5 for a QA round, and finally the top 3 for the common question round and final look. Winners will be crowned Miss Elite World India 2024, Miss PI India 2024 runner-up, and Miss PI India 2024 winner. The Pink City of India, Jaipur, will host the MISS PI INDIA Beauty Pageant from June 26 to June 29, 2024. Organised by PI Magazine, this event will feature a distinguished all-female judging panel and contestants from across India! T Mitali Dusad mitalidusad@firstindia.co.in Natalie Glebova Malik Isani Namitha Marimuthu Lisandra Chirinos SUMMER FAREWELL! SUMMER FAREWELL! with a captivating closing with a captivating closing firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia (Top to Bottom) Lisandra Chirinos, Jane Dipika Garrett, Mejreme Hajdaraj and Noyonita Lodh UPCOMING PLANNER
  • 11. Your Page JAIPUR, SATURDAY | JUNE 22, 2024 10 firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia n a city famed for its rich cul- tural tapestry and vibrant mar- ketplaces, Ajfan Dates and Nuts introduces a fresh and exotic dimension. Lo- cated conveniently near Jaipur InternationalAirport,Ajfan has quickly become the go-to desti- nation for those seeking the fin- est quality dry fruits and the authentic flavours of SaudiAra- bia. With over 180+ stores across India, Ajfan has estab- lished a reputation for excel- lence, and the Jaipur outlet is a shining example of this legacy. The crown jewel of Ajfan Stores is their selection of 45 varieties of dates, directly sourced from theAjfan farms in SaudiArabia. These dates, nur- tured in the ideal conditions of the Arabian Peninsula, are re- nowned for their superior qual- ity and unmatched freshness. The farm-to-store journey en- sures that customers receive the most succulent and flavorful dates, a testament to Ajfan’s commitment to authenticity and excellence. Beyond dates, Ajfan Stores offers an impressive array of over 4000 varie- ties of dry fruits and imported con- fectioneries. From premium almonds and cashews to ex- otic nuts, the store caters to diverse tastes and preferenc- es. The vast selection ensures that whether you’re looking for a healthy snack or an indulgent treat, Ajfan has something to offer. Their range of imported confectionery items further enhances the shopping experience, providing a global palate of flavours un- der one roof. The success story of Ajfan Stores is deeply rooted in the vision of its Kerala-based pro- moters, Mohamed Kutty, Fa- had Kutty andAmir Mohamed. By combining traditional agri- cultural practices with modern retail strategies, they have cre- ated a unique business model that resonates with customers across India. The beautiful date farms in Saudi Arabia are a critical part of this narrative, ensuring a consistent supply of high-quality dates that define the Aj- fan brand. Ajfan Stores excels not just in product quality but also in cus- tomer experi- ence. Under- standing the cultural importance of gifting, especially in Jaipur, Ajfan offers customized gift so- lutions that are both elegant and thoughtful. Whether it’s for weddings, festivals, or corpo- rate events, their beautifully packaged dry fruits and confec- tionery items make perfect gifts. The store’s attention to detail in packaging and presen- tation reflects its commitment to providing an exceptional shopping experience. In addition to their extensive range of dry fruits,Ajfan Stores also offers a variety of date syr- ups and other date-based prod- ucts. These syrups, made from the finest dates, are a versatile addition to any kitchen, enhanc- ing the flavour of both sweet and savoury dishes. The avail- ability of such niche products further sets Ajfan apart, posi- tioning it as a leader in the dry fruit market. For Jaipurites, the Ajfan Store represents a new standard in the retail of dry fruits and confectionery. Whether you are seeking the finest dates, a wide variety of nuts, or elegant gift options, Azwan delivers on all fronts. This upmarket store not only brings the flavours of Sau- diArabia to Jaipur but also sets a benchmark for quality and service in the industry. As Aj- fan continues to expand its footprint across India, the Jaipur outlet stands as a testa- ment to the brand’s enduring commitment to excellence and authenticity. Kavita Chauhan cityfirst@firstindia.co.in Stores is deeply rooted in the tation reflects its commitment I offers an impressive array caters to diverse tastes and preferenc- high-quality dates that define the Aj- fan brand. varieties of dates, directly AJFAN DATES AND NUTS SUNIL SHARMA Staff memebers of the store Ajfan, Dates Nuts