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First India Bureau
Chennai
Kolkata Knight Riders
lifted their third trophy in
the IPL with a crushing
eight-wicket win over
Sunrisers Hyderabad in a
completely one-sided fi-
nal here on Sunday.
Having lost the toss,
KKR produced a clinical
effort with the ball to dis-
miss SRH for 113, the
lowest ever total in an
IPL title clash.  P7
KKR crowned IPL champs
Shah Rukh Khan’s
team beats SRH by
margin of 8 wickets
KOLKATA KNIGHT
RIDERS
VENKATESH IYER
(10.3/20 overs)
Fours
4
Sixes
3
114/2
52*
(26 balls)
SUNRISERS
HYDERABAD
(in 18.3 overs)
113allout
KKR’s Shreyas Iyer
celebrates his team’s
win in the (IPL 2024 final
cricket match against
Sunrisers Hyderabad at MA
Chidambaram Stadium, in
Chennai, on Sunday.
SAD SUNDAY
Jaipur, Monday | May 27, 2024
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IN BRIEF
Hamas launches ‘big
missile’ attack in Israel
Gaza City: Hamas said
on Sunday it launched
missiles at Tel Aviv on
Sunday, prompting sirens
to sound in the Israeli city
for the first time in four
months as the Palestinian
group sought to show mil-
itary strength despite Isra-
el’s Gaza offensive.  P7
670 feared dead after
huge landslide in PNG
Sydney: Over 670 people
are assumed to have died
in Papua New Guinea’s
massive landslide, the UN
migration agency estimat-
ed on Sunday as rescue ef-
forts continued. Media
had previously estimated
Friday’s landslide had bur-
ied more than 300 people.
PV Sindhu ends runner-up
at Malaysia Masters
Kuala Lumpur: Star In-
dian shuttler PV Sindhu’s
wait for a much-needed ti-
tle extended further as she
faltered at the finish line,
going down in three
games to world Number 7
Wang Zhi Yi of China in
the summit clash here on
Sunday.
PMreviewspreparedness
for cyclone Remal
New Delhi: PM Narendra
Modi on Sunday chaired a
meeting to review re-
sponse and preparedness
for cyclonic storm Remal
which is likely to make
landfall between Bangla-
desh and adjoining West
Bengal coasts around mid-
night. The severe cyclone
has led to heavy rains in
the coastal districts of WB
and in Kolkata.  P6
PMrapsOppnover
votebankpolitics
First India Bureau
Mau
PM Narendra Modi, at a
rally here, accused the
Opposition of resorting
to vote bank politics and
attempting to turn India’s
majority community into
second-class citizens.
The PM alleged that
these parties plan to re-
write the Constitution to
reserve seats based on
religion, favoring Mus-
lims over SC, ST, and
OBC groups.
PM Modi criticised the
Samajwadi Party (SP)
and Congress, claiming
they have historically ne-
glected Purvanchal, fos-
tering poverty and mafia
dominance. He warned
that the I.N.D.I.A. bloc’s
tactics include creating
caste conflicts to weaken
communities and divert
attention from real is-
sues.  MORE ON P 5
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that Opposition wants to
turn country’s majority community into second-class citizens
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with BJP leaders during a public meeting for the Lok Sabha
elections, at Ghosi in Mau district of Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday.  PTI
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, along with BJP leaders, waves during a public meeting for Lok
Sabha polls, in Karakat district of Bihar, on Sunday. PTI
Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel with officials at the game zone site
where a major fire on Saturday evening in Rajkot, on Sunday.
For the last 10
years, Purvanchal
has been electing
the Prime Minister of the
country, and for the last 7
years Purvanchal has been
electing the Chief Minister of
Uttar Pradesh hence
Purvanchal is the most
special. Ghosi, Ballia and
Salempur are electing not
just the MP but the PM of the
country.
NARENDRA MODI, PRIME MINISTER
JIHADIS ACROSS BORDER SUPPORTING
OPPOSITION, SAYS PRIME MINISTER MODI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday
claimed that “jihadis” across the border are
supporting the Opposition parties who are
appealing for “vote jihad” in the country. Addressing
an election rally here in support of BJP candidates in
Bansgaon and Deoria Lok Sabha seats, he alleged
that the Opposition bloc does not want to take the
country forward, but back by several decades. “Their
agenda is not the development of India,” Modi said.
The PM went on to allege, “Their agenda is not the
development of India. They want to take back the
country by several decades.”
ShahslamsEC’scriticismbyOppn
If speaking on Article 370, UCC, is religion-based campaign, BJP will do it: Amit Shah
PTI
New Delhi
Union HMAmit Shah has
slammed Opposition’s
criticismofElectionCom-
mission as a ploy to cover
upforitsimpendinglossin
the LS polls, asserting that
the BJPwill score a bigger
win due to a “positive
mandate” for PM Modi.
Shah said if canvassing
against reservation for
Muslims,andreachingout
tovotersontheabolitionof
Article 370 and imple-
mentingaUCCisreligion-
based campaign, then the
BJP has done it and will
continue doing so.  P5
FIR against 6 partners, 2 held;
‘facility didn’t have fire NOC’
PTI
Ahmedabad
An owner partner of the
Rajkot-based TRP game
zone and its manager
were arrested on the
charge of culpable homi-
cide after a devastating
blaze killed 33 persons
including children, while
itemergedthefacilitywas
operated without fire
NOC.The game zone had
fire safety equipment but
action taken to control the
fire was not sufficient,
leading to the tragedy on
Saturday, a senior police
officer said on Sunday, a
day after the tragedy.
Meanwhile, the Gujarat
High Court on Sunday
took suo motu cognisance
of the fire tragedy, term-
ing it a prima facie “man-
made disaster”.  P6
PMANNOUNCES`2LEXGRATIATOKINOFVICTIMS
PM Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia of Rs
2 lakh from the PM’s National Relief Fund for the next
of kin of each deceased in the Rajkot game zone fire
incident, his office said on Sunday. The injured would be
given Rs 50,000, the PM’s Office said on X. The Gujarat govt
has also announced an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh to kin of each
deceased and Rs 50,000 to the injured persons.
7 newborns killed in
fire at Delhi hospital
11 killed, 10 injured in
Shahjahanpur accident
3 killed in fire at Delhi
residential building
5die,8hurtinvan,bus
collisonnearLakhimpur
6 of family die in road
mishap in Karnataka
New Delhi: At least sev-
en newborns died in a
massive fire that broke
out at a children’s hospital
in Delhi on the interven-
ing night of Saturday and
Sunday, officials said.  P6
Shahjahanpur: Eleven
pilgrims headed to Pur-
nagiri temple in died when
a gravel-loaded dumper
truck overturned on their
bus and emptied its con-
tent into their vehicle.
New Delhi: Three people
died and 10 were injured
after a massive fire broke
out at a four-storey resi-
dential building located
in the Krishna Nagar area
of East Delhi on Sunday,
police said.
Lakhimpur Kheri: Five
people, including a child,
were killed and eight in-
jured when a van collid-
ed with an oncoming Ut-
tar Pradesh roadways bus
on Lakhimpur-Bahraich
highway on Sunday.
Bengaluru: In a road ac-
cident, six members of a
family died after their car
jumped the median and
hit a truck coming from
opposite direction in
Eechanahalli village near
Hassan town on Sunday.
Death Anniversary of
Pt Jawaharlal Nehru
CM’S WALK THE TALK
Govt on alert mode to provide relief to
public from intense heatwave: CM Sharma
Aishwary Pradhan
Jaipur
hief Minister
Bhajanlal Shar-
ma on Sunday
said that entire state has
come under red alert cat-
egory of heat wave and
the state government is
making every possible ef-
fort to provide relief to the
people from the heat.
He said that the entire
country, especially Rajas-
than, is currently strug-
gling with the scorching
heat. Sharma reached
Central Park in Jaipur on
Sunday morning for a
morning walk and inter-
acted with the people.
“Roundtheclockmoni-
toring is being done to en-
sure availability of elec-
tricity and water. People
shouldnotfaceanykindof
problem, hence the leaves
of officers and personnel
of Electricity, PHED and
Medical Department have
been cancelled, “ he said
while interacting with
morning walkers in the
park. CM said state govt
has made strong arrange-
ments for prevention and
treatment of seasonal dis-
eases and heat waves in
the entire state. Besides,
arrangements for medi-
cine and water have also
been made for livestock
and cows.  P8
Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma feeds pigeons at Statue Circle
on a hot Sunday morning as temperatures rise.
C
Raj Border sizzles at 55.9°C, BSF
jawans cook roti on jeep bonnet!
Suryaveer Singh Tanwar
Jaisalmer
As the mercury soared to 55
degrees Celsius at the Jais-
almer International Border,
BSF personnel are bravely
stationed, demonstrating
unwavering commitment
amidst severe heatwave
conditions. In the face of
relentless heat, soldiers ex-
hibit remarkable resilience.
Despite intense conditions,
they found innovative ways
to cope. Some soldiers
resorted to baking rotis on
the bonnet of their vehicles,
while others roasted papads
under the scorching sun.
Amidst the blistering heat, BSF personnel attempt to
prepare omelettes and bake papad as mercury touched
55°C in a testament to their perseverance.
RAJKOT GAME ZONE FIRE
First India Bureau
Jaipur
In response to directives
from Chief Minister Bha-
jan Lal Sharma, action
has been taken against
four officials of PHED
for failing to address
complaints received at
the control room in a
timely manner. Notices
have been issued to the
following officials, Sunit
Gupta, Superintendent
Engineer, Chittorgarh,
Parag Swami, Executive
Engineer, Project Po-
karan, Devpal Giri, Ex-
ecutive Engineer, Anup-
garh Division, Manoj
Bhuvan, Executive Engi-
neer, Urban Division IV,
Jodhpur.
The action comes after
a reality check conducted
by First India revealed
that most control rooms
were not functioning ef-
fectively. Following the
report, Dr. Samit Sharma,
Secretary of the Water
Supply Department, took
swift action by issuing
show-cause notices to the
aforementioned officials.
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JMCH CLEANLINESS DRIVE
Special cleaning campaign held at Nahargarh Fort
First India Bureau
Jaipur
special cleaning
campaign under
the Jaago Jaipur
Jagmag Jaipur campaign
of Heritage Corporation
was conducted on the
premises of the historical
Nahargarh Fort on Sun-
day. Five tractors and
eight hoppers collected
garbage in the three-hour
long cleaning campaign.
During this, domestic
and foreign tourists also
contributed to the clean-
liness campaign with
brooms in their hands.
Besides, dustbin bags
were also distributed to
the people going to Na-
hargarh.
JMC Heritage Corpo-
ration CommissionerAb-
hishek Surana said that in
the campaign conducted
with the help of Forest
Department and Naha-
rgarh Fort Administra-
tion, cleaning was done
from Nahargarh Fort to
Sunrise Point. In future
also, a cleanliness cam-
paign will be conducted
in Nahargarh Sanctuary.
Surana also administered
an oath to all the cleanli-
ness guards not to litter
historical place.
Ashvini Yadav  Navin Sharma
Alwar
The ACB on Sunday ar-
rested Dr Samarth Lal
Meena and Dr Yogesh
Sharma, Community
Health Centre, Pratap-
garh, Alwar and his bro-
ker Sunil Goyal, Medical
Store Owner, red-handed
while taking a bribe
amount of Rs 25,000
from the complainant.
Director General of
ACB Ravi Prakash Meh-
rada stated that the com-
plainant went to Alwar-II
Hall Bhiwadi unit of the
police that to make the
report favourable in the
case of assault registered
in the police station
Pratapgarh, Meena and
Sharma harassed him by
demanding a bribe
amount of Rs 1 lakh.
Under the supervision
ofACB Jaipur Deputy In-
spector General of Police
Kaluram Rawat, the com-
plaint was verified under
the leadership of Deputy
Superintendent of Police
Parmeshwar Lal of ACB
Alwar-II Hall Bhiwadi
unit and the three were ar-
rested while taking the
bribe amount. The three
are being interrogated and
a case will be registered.
(L) Volunteers and officials from Forest department and Nahargarh Fort Administration gather to
clean the forest  fort at Nahargarh in Jaipur on Sunday. (R) Sweeping at Nahargarh fort.
Accused Dr Samarth Lal Meena, Dr Yogesh Sharma and broker
Sunil Goyal in ACB custody in Alwar on Sunday.
Officials, employees and foreign tourists cleaning at Nahargarh
fort in Jaipur on Sunday. There were huge heaps of garbage
near the walls of Nahargarh, a total of 2 ton garbage was
collected from this campaign in just three hours.
Traffic was diverted due to fire near Ajmer Railway Station. With
flames rising up to 20 feet, the fire reached 3 more nearby dhabas.
A
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Under the joint aegis of
Shri Balaji Jan Kalyan
Seva Trust Jaipur and Ek
Pahal Nirman (NGO),
wherever pictures, idols
 worship materials of
God are placed at inter-
sections, under trees, in
streets, on roads in Jaipur,
they are picked up, im-
mersed and an atonement
havan is performed every
month.Atonement Havan
is done to get rid off the
sin that is placed on us
knowingly or unknow-
ingly due to breaking of
pictures and idols of God.
Under the same, idols,
photos and puja material
were immersed in Shri
Dakshinmukhi Balaji
Gaushala premises and a
havan was performed.
After immersion in land,
Peepal tree was also
planted.Also, fodder was
given to cows and grains
to birds so that through
this program everyone
could be forgiven.
Uniqueinitiativetodispose
off abandonedidols,photos
Accused sought `1 lakh or threatened complainant to show old wound in report
TwodoctorsofCHC,onemore
inACBnetfortaking`25kbribe
CRIME
ROUNDUP CONSTABLESENTTOLINESFORDEMANDINGBRIBE
Jhalawar: A case of bribery has emerged in
Jhalawar, where a businessman was allegedly
asked for a bribe while trying to file a report.
The incident occurred after a fire broke out at Sarvesh
Agarwal's house in Jhanda Chowk, Chomehla, caus-
ing extensive damage. The fire resulted in losses
amounting to lakhs of rupees, with medicines being
completely destroyed in the blaze. The businessman
went to the police station to file a report about the
fire. However, a head constable allegedly demanded
a bribe to strengthen the report. The aggrieved busi-
nessman reported the matter to the Deputy Superin-
tendent. The issue escalated to Jhalawar SP Richa
Tomar, leading to the head constable being put on
line duty as an immediate measure.
NCB Jodhpur unit
intercepts Ganja
worth `4.30 cr
First India Bureau
Jodhpur
NCB Jodhpur Zonal Unit,
in assistance with Police
Commissionerate, Jodh-
pur, successfully inter-
cepted a Bolero Pick-up at
Mogra Khurd. During op-
eration, one individual,
identified as Anil Kumar,
was apprehended. Subse-
quentsearchofvehicleled
to discovery of 71 packets
of Ganja. Further interro-
gation led to revelation of
additional contraband be-
ing stored in Mangal
Nagar. The combined sei-
zure included approxi-
mately 850 kg of Ganja,
with an estimated market
value of Rs 4 cr 30 Lakhs.
`1,205crliquordrugs
seizedduringMCCinRaj
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Different enforcement
agencies have seized
drugs, liquor, precious
metals, freebies and ille-
gal cash since the begin-
ning of March during the
Lok Sabha general elec-
tions in Rajasthan. Sei-
zures worth more than Rs
1,205 crore have been
made. Chief Electoral Of-
ficer Praveen Gupta said
that since March 1 till
now, seizure worth more
than Rs 1205 crore has
been made in the state.
He said that after the
implementation of the
Model Code of Conduct,
the value of the items
seized by the agencies
since March 16 is more
than Rs 1,100 crore. From
March 1 till now, suspi-
cious items and cash
worth more than Rs 40
crore each have been
seized in 12 districts of
Rajasthan. He said that Rs
70.80 crore was seized in
Sirohi district, Rs 68.59
crore in Jaipur, Rs 58.37
crore in Jhunjhunu, Rs
56.81 crore in Bhilwara,
Rs 54.79 crore in Ganga-
nagar, Rs 54.67 crore in
Jodhpur,Rs53.79crorein
Churu and Rs 44.47 crore
in Barmer.
DISTRICT WISE SEIZURE (AMOUNT IN RS CRORE)
Sirohi 70.80
Jaipur 68.59
Jhunjhunu 58.37
Bhilwara 56.81
Ganganagar 54.79
Jodhpur 54.67
Churu 53.79
Barmer 44.47
CST SEIZES NARCOTICS  WEAPONS, ARREST
THREE TRAFFICKERS IN PRATAP NAGAR
Jaipur: Under the direction of Additional Police
Commissioner Kailash Bishnoi, a major opera-
tion was executed by the Commissionerate Spe-
cial Team in the Pratap Nagar area. The police success-
fully apprehended three notorious traffickers involved
in the illegal trade of narcotics
and weapons. The police have
arrested Rajesh Meena, Shabir
Tanda, and Hani Meena. A
substantial amount of smack,
a country-made pistol, and live
cartridges were recovered from
the suspects. Additionally, the
police seized a car from the traffickers.
MAN HELD FOR
STABBING WIFE’S
BROTHER IN TONK
Tonk: A man
stabbed another
with a knife injur-
ing him seriously after a
violent altercation during
a wedding ceremony on
Saturday in Lava village
under Diggi police station
of Malpura subdivision in
Tonk district. The 2 were
brother-in-laws  seri-
ously injured was referred
to Jpr.  Wajahat Akhtar
ASSETS OF CRIMINALS INVOLVED IN DRUG TRAFFICKING FREEZED
Sriganganagar: The police in Sriganganagar
district undertook a major operation on Sunday
under the special campaign. A team from the
Suratgarh Police Station in Sriganganagar conducted
raids against traffickers involved in the illegal drug
trade, targeting substantial earnings. During the opera-
tion, properties amassed through illicit earnings by Raj-
pura Piparen resident  alleged trafficker Navin Kumar,
son of Magharam, were seized under NDPS Act.
FI impact: 4 engineers served notice
for failing to resolve plaints in PHED
Shubham Jain
Ajmer
A sudden fire caused
while cooking in a res-
taurant in front of Ajmer
Railway Station on Sun-
day engulfed the nearby
shops as well. The news
of the fire led to a com-
motion in the area. On
receiving information,
the fire brigade reached
the spot and tried to con-
trol the raging blaze.
The fire brigade, ad-
ministration and Clock
Tower police station
reached the spot and the
blaze was controlled.
Later, Assembly Speaker
Vasudev Devnani also
reached the spot and after
taking stock of the situa-
tion, directed the officials
to get the matter probed.
Restaurant fire in Ajmer
engulfs nearby shops
State reels under power
crisis, people blame laxity
of Discom officials
Preparations begin
for State Budget,
suggestions invited
First India Bureau
Jaipur
The state govt has initiat-
ed preparations for the
upcoming budget. To en-
sure the modified budget
is comprehensive and ad-
dresses public needs ef-
fectively, the government
is inviting suggestions
from general public. Citi-
zens and organizations
are encouraged to submit
their suggestions by June
15. The Finance Dept has
made a link available on
its website where sugges-
tions can be submitted.
The govt urges all in-
terested parties to visit the
Finance Dept’s website
and provide their input.
This participatory ap-
proach aims to create a
budget that reflects the
needs and aspirations of
the community.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Attacking public repre-
sentatives of Chittor-
garh over erratic power
supply, Begu MLA
SureshDhakadsuggest-
ed that if power supply
of big industrial units
was cut for four hours
daily, the district would
getuninterruptedpower
supply for 24 hours. He
said, “A three-day ulti-
matum was also given
to the electricity depart-
ment officials and now
we will sit on dharna in
front of Collectorate.”
In Jaipur, 132 KV
Sirsi GSS shut due to
tripping of 220 KV line
in Phulera. Electricity
supply was disrupted in
SirsiBindayakaandsur-
rounding areas. In Jais-
almer, Discom officials
could not fix faults in
the line and there was a
six-hour power cut.
In Sirohi, due to ex-
cessloadonDPinstalled
in Sadulpura area, it got
tripped. Despite com-
plaints to the power de-
partment officials, no
investigation was done.
In Dholpur, people
protested by locking the
GSS office.
Winged visitors
Herons in large numbers were
seen on Mansagar Lake in
Jaipur on Sunday. Also seen
were pelican birds, which are
migratory birds and come
to India from Siberia and
Eastern Europe for breeding
 food. In India, these birds
live and breed in places like
Kutch in Gujarat and Nelaptu
in Andhra Pradesh in north-
western regions.
NAIM KHAN
Idols, photos  other worship
materials being disposed off
in presence of MLA Balmukund
Acharya in Jaipur on Sunday.
People protesting at GSS office
in Dholpur on Sunday.
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FI TOON
SHEKHAR
Rajasthansizzlesundersevereheatwave
The streets seem deserted during afternoon as residents refrain from commuting during the day
because of extreme heat.  NAIM KHAN
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Rajasthan is currently ex-
periencing the wrath of
an intense heatwave,
with the sun’s scorching
rays causing severe dis-
comfort across the state.
The relentless heat
from early morning has
left people reeling under
the oppressive condi-
tions. The combination
of extremely high tem-
peratures and hot winds
has disrupted daily life
significantly.
According to the MeT,
there is no immediate re-
lief in sight from the
heatwave. The intense
heat is expected to persist
for the next few days,
with temperatures pre-
dicted to rise by one to
two degrees Celsius. A
red alert has been issued
for 23 districts in state.
A family covers themselves from scorching heat on Sunday afternoon in Jaipur. Maximum
temperature of 50 degrees Celsius has reached for the first time in this summer season.
According to the IMD, the average humidity level in most parts
of the state has been recorded between 15-30%.
EXTREME TEMPERATURES BATTER STATE, RED ALERT FOR 23 DISTRICTS
TONK AND POKARAN
VILLAGERS PROTEST
AMID WATER CRISIS
Residents of the
Kalipaltan area in
Tonk staged a road
blockade to protest against
water shortage. Frustrated
by the lack of drinking water
for several days, the locals
gathered near Azimullah
Bajaj’s well, blocking the
road with vehicles. The
Kotwali police arrived at the
scene, attempting to per-
suade the residents to clear
the road. Officials from the
PHED also reached the site
and engaged in discussions
with the agitated crowd.
Meanwhile a severe water
crisis has hit Lawan village
in Pokaran, Jaisalmer,
where residents have been
without water supply for 10
to 15 days amidst extreme
heat. In a desperate plea
for water, villagers climbed
the water tank and staged a
sit-in protest in front of it.
TWO PHED WORKERS
SUFFER PARALYSIS
DUE TO HEATWAVE
in a severe turn of
events, two em-
ployees of PHED in
Hindaun City have suffered
paralysis due to the intense
heatwave. Both employees
have been admitted in
critical condition to a private
hospital in Jaipur, where
they are currently receiv-
ing treatment. The affected
employees, Khem Singh
Mali and Rajesh Sharma,
were working at the Prahlad
Kund Pump House and
the Keshav Pura Tank,
respectively. The paralysis
struck them while they were
on duty, attributed directly
to the extreme heat condi-
tions. ACE Ramniwas Mee-
na inspected the Hindaun
operations and issued
directives to ensure that
employees take necessary
precautions while working
in heatwave conditions.
HEATWAVE KILLS 10 PEACOCKS IN LAKHERI OVER
500 HUNDRED BATS DEAD IN SALUMBAR DISTRICT
Extreme heat has claimed the lives of 10 peacocks
in Bundi’s Lakheri. Forest department team took
the dead peacocks
for post-mortem in Lakheri
Veterinary Hospital where
doctors stated that they died
due to extreme heat and lack
of water. Indergarh Forest
Department Ranger Durgesh
gave information about it. In
Lasadia of Salumber, around
500 to 700 bats were found dead due to extreme heat in
Nautapa under a banyan tree in front of a temple. Forester
Babu Lal Sharma inspected the spot. Prima facie, it seems
that the bats died due to extreme heat.
HEATWAVE CLAIMS TWO LIVES ‘OFFICIALLY’: GOVT
The state health department confirmed the death of
a 40-year-old man due to a heat stroke on Sun-
day. Moti Singh, a labourer in a marble factory in
Roopangarh, fell sick while working on Saturday and was
hospitalised. He was taken from CMC Roopangarh to Kis-
hangarh Hospital where he was declared dead, the health
dept said in a report issued on Sunday. In Bundi city, one
Ashish Boyat, 26, a resident of Guru Nanak Colony, was
found dead in his house. His family members have alleged
that it was due to the heatwave but police are yet to confirm
the cause of his death and are awaiting the autopsy report.
Six gaming zones sealed due to lack of fire NoC
JMC orders audit  inspection of all gaming zones
Shivendra Parmar,
Bharat Dixit, Sunil Sihag,
Gul Mohammad
Jaipur/Sri Ganganagar/Kota
Taking a lesson from the
fire incident in Gujarat’s
Rajkot, the Local Self
Government Department
of Rajasthan has issued an
order for the inspection
and rectification of secu-
rity arrangements in all
the game zones in state.
If negligence in secu-
rity arrangementsisfound
inanygamezone,instruc-
tions have been issued to
take strict action against
the concerned operator.
According to the order,
Commissioners and Ex-
ecutive Officers of all the
local bodies of the state
will have to form teams
as soon as possible to in-
spect the game zones run-
ning in their areas and
monitor this entire work.
Along with fire, other
arrangements will have to
be strengthened because a
large number of people
visit game zones especial-
ly on weekends. In such a
situation, it will be the re-
sponsibility of the opera-
tor to keep arrangements
strong at such places. The
dept has made it clear that
playing with someone’s
life for earning money
will not be tolerated under
any circumstances.
JEE-Advanced Exam conducted
amid issues in Jodhpur center
All Haj flights to
operate from
Jaipur on time
First India Bureau
Jaipur
The JEE-Advanced
exam, crucial for admis-
sion into IITs and other
prestigious engineering
institutions across India,
was successfully con-
ducted on Sunday. The
exam took place in two
shifts: the first from 9
AM to 12 PM, and the
second from 2:30 PM to
5:30 PM.
In Jodhpur, the JEE-
Advanced exam was held
at a center in Banad.
However, the exam day
was marred by several is-
sues, leading to frustra-
tion among students and
their parents. Complaints
arose about poor man-
agement at the exam
center, with parents ac-
cusing the center of caus-
ing undue stress and in-
convenience.
Technical difficulties,
particularly server issues,
caused significant de-
lays. Parents voiced their
discontent over the disor-
ganized handling of the
exam process.
The provisional an-
swer key for the exam
will be released on June
2, with objections ac-
cepted on June 2-3.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
A decision was taken to
operate all Haj flights
from Jaipur after talks
between airlines and the
Haj Committee. The
problems of the pilgrims
were resolved due to the
efforts of Haj Committee
Chairman Amin Kagzi.
LION Airlines had re-
fused to operate flights
from Jaipur. There was
commotion in Rajasthan
Haj House. Looking at
the problem, Kagzi inter-
vened and the matter was
resolved. All Haj flights
will operate from Jaipur.
 FILE
JMCG SEALS SIX
GAMING ZONES
There are
several gaming
zones which do
not have a fire NOC.
Most gaming zones are
running without JDA’s
permission in shopping
malls. Funberg at Man-
sarovar, Let’s GO, Fun
Factory at Durgapura,
Backbone Game Zone,
Masti Game Zone,
Ozone E Sports Game
Zone are to name a few.
Municipal Corporation
Greater’s fire depart-
ment team took action
on the gaming zone and
sealed those that did
not meet the standards.
Action was taken at dif-
ferent places, including
Triton Mall. The depart-
ment team inspected
game zones in PVR,
Fun Zone, Ahluwalia
Mall in Kota.
The teams conducted inspections under the direction of Chief
Fire Officer Rakesh Vyas.
Sarita Choudhary initiated
the action in the presence of
department chief Paras Jain.
Daily grind for Narayan Singh
Circle residents  passersby
BUSES CHOKING THE ROAD
Growing number of buses due to increased demand and also unauthorised shops around the Narayan Singh Circle bus stand
are adding to the chaos, causing daily traffic snarls along with extreme discomfort to nearby residents. SANTOSH SHARMA
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Haphazard stoppage 
parking of buses near the
Narain Singh Bus circle
bus stand is not only eat-
ing into the road space
but is also a nightmare
for thousands of resi-
dents living in the vicin-
ity and passerby. The
problem is not a new one
but a permanent solution
does not seem to be in
sight. The residents of
the apartment at Narain
singh circle complain of
restriction and difficulty
in movement almost 24
X 7 X 365 with the prob-
lem aggravating during
the festival timings.
The buses – mostly
private buses and lok
parivahan buses pick up
and drop the passengers
somewhat at a distance
from the Rajasthan
roadways bus stand
which is a hub for buses
plying to and fro mainly
for Delhi, Agra and oth-
er parts of UP. They start
picking up the passen-
gers on the patch of road
which is opposite to
bhattarak ji ki nasiyan.
“We are not allowed
to pick up the passen-
gers from the bus stand,
ours’ is completely on-
line booking, we pick up
the passengers from
there” said the driver of
an e-bus plying between
Jaipur and Agra.
The majority of bus
operators have started
using parts of the tonk
road near this bus stand
as a parking bay and
buses can be seen parked
on this road which al-
ready faces vast move-
ment of traffic.
The residents find it difficult to exit smoothly as often buses
are parked outside the residential complex gate.
We have already
started taking the
action, traffic police
along with RTO are
taking action jointly.
Only the buses which
are permitted are
allowed to stop there.
SAGAR,
DCP TRAFFIC
The residents have
been facing this
problem for long, it is
difficult to make exit
out of the apartment,
we have been taking up
this issue for long. We
demand that a PCR
should be stationed
here  unauthorised
shops be removed
AMOD LUHADIA,
PRESIDENT CITY PULSE
RESIDENTS WELFARE SOCIETY
ladmir Putin
appears far
s t r o n g e r
now than he
did at any
other time since Russia
launched a full-scale inva-
sion into Ukrainian terri-
tory in February 2022.
On the ground Russian
troops are pushing hard
into Ukrainian territory and
have captured several vil-
lages in the past two weeks
alone. Plenty of other indi-
cators, too, show Russia’s
growing strength and sug-
gest a future in which a
Ukrainian, and western,
defeat is becoming a more
realistic possibility.
On the domestic front,
over the past year, Putin
has faced down a mutiny
by his erstwhile ally Yevg-
eny Prigozhin, who was
subsequently killed in a
plane crash. His only other
major opponent, Alexei
Navalny, perished in a pe-
nal colony in Russia’s far
north earlier this year.
After being re-elected to
yet another term as Rus-
sian president, Putin has
also consolidated his alli-
ances with Iran and North
Korea, which supply Mos-
cow with much-needed
military equipment. This
may not be the company of
choice for a self-declared
great power, but it keeps
the Russian war machine
well-oiled – in sharp con-
trast to the problems that
Ukraine has faced over the
past six months with west-
ern military aid.
At the same time, Presi-
dent Xi Jinping of China
has reassured Putin of his
continuing support during a
high-profile state visit on
May 16-17 2024. The
seemingly strong bond be-
tween Moscow and Bei-
jing, and between Xi and
Putin personally, also ap-
pears to be more sustaina-
ble than the relationships
that Kyiv has with western
capitals. Within the EU,
Slovakia and Hungary have
repeatedly set out their op-
position to continued west-
ern support for Ukraine.
Russia’s offensive in the
Kharkiv region, which be-
gan on May 10 2024, has
enabled Moscow to cap-
ture several villages and
drive some 10 kilometres
deep into Ukraine. More
than 10,000 people have
been displaced amid con-
stant Russian bombing and
infantry assaults, adding
pressure on already
stretched humanitarian aid
operations in the area and
the city of Kharkiv in par-
ticular, which already hosts
200,000 displaced people.
Russian successes
around Kharkiv come in
the wake of territorial gains
elsewhere along the
1,000km-long frontline
over the past several
months. While not a game
changer in the Kremlin’s
war of aggression against
Ukraine, Moscow appears
to have significant momen-
tum behind its ground op-
erations as Kyiv struggles
to hold off Russian troops.
Russian advances this
year have all but wiped out
the Ukrainian gains from
last year’s counter offen-
sive. While Russia has only
captured one major town
—Avdiivka — since it took
Bakhmut a year ago, it has
captured some 500 square
kilometresofUkrainianter-
ritory over recent months.
As the Kremlin keeps up
the pressure, Ukraine con-
tinues to suffer from short-
ages of weapons and am-
munition even as more US
supplies are finally begin-
ning to reach the frontlines.
Future western support
for Ukraine is far less cer-
tain than it seemed a year
ago. Consequently, future-
proofing aid for Ukraine is
high on the agenda for
Kyiv’s allies, especially
with an eye to upcoming
presidential and congres-
sional elections in the US,
where Trump and his sup-
porters have suggested
cutting off aid to Ukraine.
President Joe Biden re-
mains staunchly commit-
ted to Kyiv for now, but it
is far from certain that he
will win a second term in
November this year.
WESTERN WAVERING
The EU has managed to
agree on a deal on how to
use the profits from frozen
Russian assets to support
Ukraine. By contrast, G7
countries struggle to agree
on how to finance ongoing
support for Ukraine, espe-
cially over the use of frozen
Russian assets in the west.
What appears as Rus-
sia’s strength is, in part at
least, Ukraine’s and the
west’s weakness. While
Russia has mercilessly
struck targets across
Ukraine for more than two
years now, Kyiv has been
constrained by the types of
weapons and munitions
supplied by the west and
by the rules of engagement
attached to these deliver-
ies, such as where they can
be used. This may slowly
be changing with more
arms deliveries now reach-
ing Ukraine with fewer
strings attached to how
Kyiv can use them.
The Kremlin has had no
qualms in using convicts at
the front and mobilising
large numbers of young
Russians for its war effort.
Or in sacrificing their lives
in holding off Ukraine’s
counter-offensive last year
and achieving its own ter-
ritorial gains this year.
By contrast, Ukraine
only updated its mobilisa-
tion laws in April, lower-
ing the age of conscription
from 27 to 25 years. This
has yet to translate into
tangible gains on the bat-
tlefield in the form of
fresh, well-trained and
equipped troops.
Putin makes his own de-
cisions, almost completely
unconstrained within his
political regime. Buoyed
by resources that Russia
can muster domestically
and source from his allies,
he has been able to recover
from strategic and tactical
mistakes. What passes for
strategy in the west is often
no more than the best deal
that can be agreed among
32 Nato and 27 EU mem-
bers who all push and pull
in different directions.
SOURCE: THE CONVERSATION
TOP
TWEETS
SPIRITUAL SPEAK
All happiness in the material
world has a beginning and an
end, but happiness in Krishna is
unlimited, and there is no end.
 BHAGAVAD GITA
PUTIN’S
DILEMMA
Putin’s strength is relative,
rather than absolute. And
therein lie both a danger
and an opportunity for
Ukraine and the west.
More muddling through by
the west will make Putin
look stronger than he is
and could further increase
the pro-Russian narrative
of an unwinnable war for
Ukraine and the west. But if
Kyiv’s western allies finally
muster the will to provide
the resources Kyiv needs,
the balance of power
could decisively shift to
Ukraine’s advantage. Putin
makes his own decisions,
completely unconstrained
within his political regime.
Russia can muster domes-
tically  source from his
allies, he has been able to
recover from strategic 
tactical mistakes.
WhyPutinseemsstronger
nowthanhewasayearago
Onthedomesticfront,overthepastyear,Putinhas
faceddownamutinybyhiserstwhileallyYevgeny
Prigozhin,whowassubsequentlykilledinaplane
crash.Hisonlyothermajoropponent,AlexeiNavalny,
perishedinapenalcolonyinRussia’sfarnorth
earlierthisyear.Afterbeingre-electedtoyetanother
termasRussianPresident,Putinhasconsolidatedhis
allianceswithIranNorthKorea,whichsupply
Moscowwithmuch-neededmilitaryequipment
IN-DEPTH
HOLD YOUR PEACE
NOW, DOUBTING
THOMASES
RISHI SUNAK IN TIGHT
POLITICAL SPOT
day after the Supreme Court refused to give
any direction to the Election Commission of
India, the poll body released data of absolute
number of voters who exercised franchise in the first
five phases. The much awaited disclosure is being
hailed as a victory of transparency. The release of
data came after the ECI was repeatedly questioned
for the delay in uploading the information on its web-
site. Motives were being attributed to the EC for not
sharing the absolute numbers as political parties sus-
pected foul play, which the Chief Election Commis-
sioner Rajiv Kumar called “unfounded doubts on the
electoral process”.
In the beginning questions were raised about the
purity of the electoral roll, then social media was
flooded with mostly unconfirmed reports doubting
EVMs, aimed at discrediting the voting machines.
Some political parties repeated their demand for re-
turn to ballot boxes. Later, doubts were cast over
turnout data on voter turnout. With all the data out,
doubting Thomases should now hold their peace.
A
s the UK gears up for the July 4 elections,
the Conservative Party under Prime Minister
Rishi Sunak faces a major political chal-
lenge. The resignation of 78 Tory MPs, including
high-profile figures like Michael Gove, Andrea
Leadsom, former Prime Minister Theresa May, and
Defence Minister Ben Wallace, casts a shadow over
the Indian-origin Sunak’s leadership and the party’s
electoral prospects. This mass exodus reflects inter-
nal discontent and suggests a lack of confidence in
the party’s direction and leadership.
Sunak, at 44, brings a fresh and modern approach
to the Conservative leadership. However, his efforts
have been marred by
economic challeng-
es, although inflation
has come down to 2.3
percent, and public
discontent with aus-
terity measures.
These factors have
eroded the party’s
traditional support
base and raised ques-
tions about its ability
to govern effectively.
On the other hand,
the Labour Party, led
by Keir Starmer, ap-
pears poised to capi-
talize on the Con-
servatives’ vulnera-
bilities. Starmer has
articulated a clear
policy agenda focusing on economic rejuvenation,
healthcare improvements, and social justice. La-
bour’s readiness with concrete plans and a vision for
the future positions it as a formidable contender.
The Conservative Party’s internal turmoil, coupled
with Labour’s robust policy framework, suggests that
Sunak is indeed staring at a potential defeat. While
nothing is certain in politics, the current indicators
point towards a significant shift in the British voters’
preference, potentially heralding the return of the
Labour Party government after 2010. The coming
weeks will be crucial in determining whether Sunak
can rally his party and stave off what appears to be
an impending electoral setback.
A
Sunak, at 44, brings
a fresh and modern
approach to the
Conservative
leadership.
However, his efforts
have been marred
by economic
challenges,
although inflation
has come down to
2.3 percent
V
The incident of fire in a Delhi
hospital is heartbreaking.
My condolences are with the
families of those who lost their lives
in this tragedy. May God give them the
strength to bear this sorrow. I pray for
the speedy recovery of the injured.
Amit Shah (Modi Ka Parivar)
@AmitShah
Many congratulations to Payal Kapadia for
becoming the first Indian filmmaker to win
the Grand Prix award at #Cannes2024 for her
film ‘All We Imagine as Light’
. Her unique storytelling
has resonated with a global audience and puts the
spotlight on Indian talent  cinema. This is a big win
for the nation  will serve as a great inspiration for
all the aspiring filmmakers.
Piyush Goyal (मोोदीी काा परि�वाार)@PiyushGoyal
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New Delhi
Union Home Minister
Amit Shah has said the
Naxal problem in the
country will end in the
next two-to-three years,
and except for a small
pocket in Chhattisgarh
the whole country is now
free from the menace.
In an interview with
PTI, Shah also said that
there is no presence of
the Maoists in the so-
called Naxal corridor —
from Pashupatinath to
Tirupati.
“Naxals were elimi-
nated from all over the
country. Once some peo-
ple used to say about the
Naxal corridor from
Pashupatinath to Tiru-
pati. Now, Jharkhand is
completely free from
Naxals. Bihar is com-
pletely free. Odisha, Tel-
angana and Andhra
Pradesh are also com-
pletely free. Maharashtra
and Madhya Pradesh are
free,” he said.
Shah said the Naxals
were still operating in
some pockets of Chhat-
tisgarh and could not be
eliminated there so far as
there was a Congress
government in the state in
the last five years.
He said since a BJP
government has assumed
power in the state five
months ago, work to free
Chhattisgarh from the
Naxals has started.
“I can tell you that in
the next 2-3 years -- I am
giving you an outer limit
-- the country will be free
from the Naxal prob-
lems,” the Union Home
Minister said.
BJP LEADER PRAISES PRIME MINISTER
‘Record voter turnout reflects Modi’s new JK’
Jammu
PTI
he record-
breaking turn-
out in the just
concluded Lok Sabha
elections in all five con-
stituencies is reflective of
the new Jammu and
Kashmir under PM Nar-
endra Modi’s leadership,
senior BJP leader Ravin-
der Raina said on Sunday.
Raina, the president of
Jammu and Kashmir
BJP, said his party is ful-
ly prepared for the much
awaited assembly elec-
tions and expressed hope
that the latest trend of
voter turnout, especially
in Kashmir Valley, would
continue in the upcoming
elections which will also
cover local bodies.
With the conclusion of
voting in the Anantnag-
Rajouri seat on Saturday,
Jammu and Kashmir has
registered an unprece-
dented 58.11 per cent
polling in its five parlia-
mentary constituencies,
which was highest in the
past 35 years. Udhampur
Lok Sabha seat was the
first to go to polls on
April 19, recording 68%
turnout followed by Jam-
mu which recorded
69.1% on April 26.
Srinagar witnessed
38% polling on May 13
which was the second
highest in 3 decades,
while the Baramulla LS
constituency registered an
all time high voter turnout
of 58.17% on May 20.
Anantnag-Rajourirecord-
ed around 53% polling.
BJP supporters during a public meeting addressed by Prime Minister
Narendra Modi for Lok Sabha elections, in Mirzapur, Sunday. PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, at Bansgaon in
Gorakhpur district, Sunday. PTI
T
PTI
Mirzapur
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi on Sunday targeted
the Samajwadi Party,
saying it defamed Mir-
zapur and turned the en-
tire Uttar Pradesh and
Purvanchal into “safe
hideout” for the mafia.
He also branded the op-
position INDIA bloc as
communal and casteist,
and claimed they have
decided to change the
Constitution to give res-
ervation to Muslims.
Training his guns at the
SP, he said people associ-
ated with it have animos-
ity with law and order.
“People associated
with SP have ‘36 ka an-
kara’ (animosity) with
law and order. The SP
people used to release
captured terrorists and SP
government used to sus-
pend police officials for
catching terrorist,” Modi
claimed while addressing
a poll meeting here in
support of NDA alliance
partnerApna Dal’s candi-
date from Mirzapur Lok
Sabha seatAnupriya Patel
andRobertsganjLokSab-
ha seat Rinki Kol.
“In SP government
mafia was seen as a vote
bank. But now Yogi Adi-
tyanath government is
taking forward my clean-
liness drive,” Modi said.
PTI
Shimla
Prime Minister Narendra
Modiopenlyannounced
during his rallies that he
wouldtoppletheHimachal
Pradesh government
through corruption and
use of money, Congress
leader Rahul Gandhi
claimed on Sunday.
He was referring to
Modi's Friday speech in
Mandi during which he
claimed that the state's
Congress government
would not last.
Gandhi also accused
Modi of increasing un-
employment by helping
people like Adani, fin-
ishing small and medium
businesses, through de-
monetisation and imple-
mentation of the GST.
Gandhi also said the
country does not want
two kinds of soldiers and
scrapping the Agnipath
scheme will be the Con-
gress' first priority once it
comes to power.
LS MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS
z Cash, liquor, drugs worth
Rs 95 crore seized during
Lok Sabha polls in J-K
z Voter turnout of 71 pc re-
corded in Odisha’s six Lok
Sabha seats, 42 assembly
constituencies
z BJP Candidate Arrested
In Odisha For Allegedly
Vandalising EVM
z Stalin says DMK will ded-
icate INDIA bloc’s victory in
LS polls to Karunanidhi
PM ‘openly announced’ he would
topple Himachal govt, says RaGa
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister
Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu and others in Sirmaur, Sunday. PTI
UnderSPpeoplelivedinfear;
mafiaafraidofBJPrule:Modi
Modi slams Oppn, saying it turned the entire UP into “safe hideout” for the mafia
Oppn alliance will
change Constitution,
give reservation to
Muslims.
SP, Cong families
turned Purvanchal
into region of mafia,
poverty, helplessness.
INDIA Bloc standing
together in looting
reservation of SC, ST.
PM’S TOP
QUOTES
ANI
Mirzapur
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi said on Sunday that
he grew up washing cup
plates and serving tea,
adding that the relation-
ship between Modi and
tea is very deep.
“I grew up washing
cups and plates as a child.
I have grown up serving
tea. The relationship be-
tween Modi and tea is
also very deep,” PM
Modi said while address-
ing a rally here today.
“No one wants to waste
their vote on SP. No one
will vote for someone
who is drowning. The
common man will vote
only for the one whose
government is certain to
be formed. The country
hascometoknowthepeo-
ple of the INDI alliance
very well. These people
are deeply communal.
These people are extreme
casteists.Thesepeopleare
extreme familyists.
Whenever their govern-
mentisformed,thesepeo-
ple take decisions on this
basis,” he added.
Slamming Akhilesh
Yadav, the PM said that
there are so many prom-
ising people in the Yadav
community but he (Akh-
ilesh) gave tickets only to
his family members.
GREW UP WASHING CUPS AND PLATES AS
A CHILD: PM MODI AT MIRZAPUR RALLY
BJP supporters during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public
meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Mirzapur. PTI
Naxalproblemwillbeoverin
next2-3years,saysAmitShah
Home Minister Amit Shah being garlanded during a public meeting
for the Lok Sabha election, in Sasaram on Sunday.  ANI
“IT’S RAGA, WHO ENJOYS VACATIONS, VS PM
WHO CELEBRATES DIWALI WITH JAWANS”
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah
on Sunday asserted that the ongoing Lok
Sabha polls were a choice between Prime
Minister Narendra Modi, who celebrated Diwali
among Armymen, and Congress leader Rahul Gan-
dhi who “rushes abroad for vacations whenever the
weather becomes uncomfortable”. He also said that
unlike Gandhi, who was “born with a silver spoon”,
Modi has worked hard to reach the top, coming from
an “ati pichhda (extremely backward class) family”
and selling tea at one point of time to make ends
meet. He charged the opposition parties with having
been opposed to the construction of the Ram temple
which finally took place with Modi at the helm.
MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS
Home Minister
said that there is
no presence of
the Maoists in the
Naxal corridor
BJP President JP Nadda with Bihar Deputy CM Samrat Chaudhary
being garlanded during a public meeting, Sunday. PTI
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi with others during 'Nari Nyay
Sammelan' as part of campaign for LS elections, in Patiala. PTI
PTI
Arrah/Jehanabad
BJP president JP Nadda
on Sunday credited his
party with providing a
“mazboot” (strong) gov-
ernment, under PM Nar-
endra Modi, which was
capable of penetrating
Pakistan’s borders to de-
stroy terrorist hideouts.
In contrast, the former
Union minister charged,
the Congress-led UPA
government that got vot-
ed out in 2014 was “ma-
jboor, kamzor aur
apang” (helpless, weak
and crippled).
Addressing election
rallies in Bihar, Nadda
mocked the UPAfor hav-
ing sent “dossiers to Pa-
kistan when the nation
was rattled by terrorist
attacks sponsored from
across the border”.
PTI
Fatehgarh Sahib
Congress leader Priyanka
Gandhi Vadra on Sunday
lashed out at the BJP-led
Centre, asking why there
is no prosperity in the
lives of people if the
country’s economy is
growing at a rapid pace.
Addressing her first
poll rally in Punjab, she
also accused PM Naren-
draModiof“speakinglies
and making hollow prom-
iseswiththepubliconlyto
capture power.”
Attacking the Modi
government, she said 70
crore youth are unem-
ployed in the country and
unemployment is the
highest in 45 years.
She said 30 lakh posts
are vacant in the govern-
ment sector under the
Modi regime.
“Modi’s ‘mazboot’ govt
replaced ‘majboor’ UPA”
“No progress in lives of
people under BJP govt”
PTI
Chandigarh
Defence Minister
Rajnath Singh on Sun-
day took a dig at Delhi
Chief Minister Arvind
Kejriwal, saying he had
heard about “work from
home” but it is the first
time that he
is hearing of
“work from
jail”.
S i n g h
said, “Here,
AAP is the ruling party.
You don’t need to be told
much about what kind of
work it is doing.”
“There is also an AAP
government in Delhi. But
theAAPleader was jailed
in the liquor scam,” Sin-
gh, said referring to Ke-
jriwal’s arrest in a mon-
ey-laundering case
linked to the alleged ex-
cise policy scam. The
defence minister said he
thinks every leader
should have the moral
courage to resign from
their post if they face any
allegation until being
cleared of the charges.
This is morality, he said.
“AAP leader Kejriwal
was jailed in the liquor
scam. Even after that, he
says he will continue to
occupy the chief minis-
ter’s post. He says he
will work from jail,”
Singh said.
The Supreme Court
granted AAP supremo
Kejriwal interim bail till
June 1, the last day of the
seven-phase Lok Sabha
elections, and directed
him to surrender and go
back to jail on June 2.
”We know about work
from office, I have heard
about work from home
but this is the first time I
am hearing about work
from jail,” Singh said in
a dig at the Delhi CM.
Defence minister takes a dig at AAP leader over his arrest
Heard of work from home, first time hearing
about work from jail: Rajnath slams Kejriwal
“COUNTRY'S FREEDOM, CONSTITUTION IN
DANGER”: DELHI CM TARGETS BJP
Chandigarh: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP
supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday attacked
the BJP, saying the country's freedom, Consti-
tution and democracy are in danger and called upon
Punjabis to once again be at the forefront to save the
nation. The AAP leader said
the people of Punjab played
a big role in the country's
freedom movement. So
many sacrificed their lives
for the sake of freedom.
Today, our country's
freedom, Constitution and
democracy is in danger, he
said. Arvind Kejriwal sought
support of the people of
Punjab and said that they need to come forward and
be at forefront in the fight to save the Constitution,
democracy and freedom in this country.
z UCC, ‘One Nation, One Election’ to be imple-
mented in next term: Home Minister Amit Shah
z Cannot be a more attractive scheme, ag-
niveers guaranteed government jobs: Amit Shah
INDIA 06
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Agar Malwa: Police in
Madhya Pradesh’s Agar
Malwa district have
registered a case against
a prison guard for alleg-
edly sexually exploiting
a 22-year-old man fac-
ing trial for raping a mi-
nor, an official said on
Sunday.The inmate is
facing trial for allegedly
raping a minor.
Jail guard booked for
sexual exploitation of
undertrial in MP
Thiruvananthapuram:
Around 100 birds, rab-
bits and fish were killed
as a fire engulfed a pet
shop at Neeramankuzhy
early Sunday morning.
They said that some
pets were saved after
the fire brigade extin-
guished the blaze at the
pet shop owned by a
person named Shibin.
Fire engulfs pet shop
in Kerala, killing
around 100 birds
IN BRIEF
Mumbai: A Mumbai
court on Sunday extend-
ed till May 29 the police
custody of Bhavesh
Bhinde, director of the
advertising firm which
had installed a hoarding
that collapsed in Ghat-
kopar area and claimed
17 lives. M/S Ego Me-
dia Pvt Ltd, the advertis-
ing firm of Bhinde,
managed the giant
hoarding that collapsed
on a petrol pump during
a dust storm and rains
on May 13. He was ar-
rested in Udaipur, Ra-
jasthan, on May 16 and
brought to the city.
Ad firm director’s
custody extended
DESPITE TOUCHING THE PEAK, NEED TO BE CAUTIOUS
ven before the
Lok Sabha elec-
tionresults,BSE
and NSE indices have
reached new records, but
despitethis,tradersaread-
vising investors to be cau-
tious about new invest-
ments. The reason for this
advice is that the market is
assuming that the govern-
ment will once again take
oath under the leadership
ofNarendraModi,butthis
time if the slogan of cross-
ing400isnotfulfilledthen
the important decisions
that the government has to
take will be affected,
which can also become a
reason for the fall in the
market. The clouds of
doubt regarding the mon-
soon, which is considered
the pivot of the Indian
economy, have now been
cleared. The Indian Mete-
orological Department
estimates that this time the
monsoon rains in the
country will be normal.
The intense heat in North
India in the month of May
has also confirmed these
estimates in a way. The
only factor affecting the
stock market now is the
election results to be de-
clared on June 4, in which
how many seats the NDA
gets and what is the posi-
tion of BJPalone in it, that
will affect the movement
of the stock market. Ex-
perts are still firm on the
fact that whatever be the
election result, whichever
government is formed, it
willdefinitelymakeefforts
throughpositivepoliciesto
give impetus to the coun-
try’s economy, which will
only be auspicious for the
Indian stock market.
After the trading ses-
sion ended on Friday,
there was an increase of
1493.36 points (2.02%)
in the BSE index last
week and the BSE index
closed at 75410.39 points,
while the NSE Nifty index
improved by 491.00
points (2.19%) and it
closed at 22957.10 points.
Last week, the special
thing was that the BSE in-
dex achieved the success
of reaching a record point
of 75636.50 points and a
Nifty index of 23026.40,
but due to profit booking,
the market declined from
its highest level. Midcap
and smallcap indices were
also not untouched by the
ongoing bullishness in the
market, but it is a different
matter that the scope of
their rise was weaker than
that of the basic index. A
major reason for the rise
in the stock market is the
surplus of Rs 2.11 lakh
crore given to the govern-
ment by the Reserve Bank
of India.Talking about the
bullion market, this week
there was a good improve-
ment in the bullion market
on the strength of the de-
mand coming out in the
international markets and
there was a significant rise
in the prices of gold and
silver, but on Wednesday
itself, the euphoria of the
rise in gold and silver sub-
sided and the period of
decline in metals started
which continued till Sat-
urday. Comparatively,
while gold prices fell by
Rs 2400 per 10 grams this
week, silver prices de-
clined by Rs 250 per kg
and the price of 24 carat
gold in Jaipur decreased
from Rs 76,000 per ten
grams to Rs 73,600 per
ten grams and silver fell
from Rs 92,100 per kg to
Rs 91,850 per kg. Traders
say that the reason for
weakness in gold prices is
the contraction of the fu-
tures market, while profit
booking is going on in
silver. Traders believe
that since there is an im-
proving trend in the met-
al, there is a possibility of
further improvement in
the prices of gold and sil-
ver soon, but the sub-
scription in the market is
very weak.
Regarding the market
trend this week, traders
say that there will be ups
and downs in the market
and in such a situation in-
vestors need to remain
cautious. This week, the
monthly cut of the futures
market is to take place,
which is expected to have
an impact on both the in-
dex and the stock market.
Traders still believe that
due to the ongoing fluc-
tuations in the market, in-
vestors will get many op-
portunities to make new
investments till June 4.
(This is the personal opin-
ion of the author. The author,
his family members and ac-
quaintances may have invest-
ments in the companies men-
tioned in the article.)
E
Vimal
Kothari
Associate Editor, First
India News  Senior
Journalist
Cyclonic storm Remal: Tripura govt issues red alert in four districts
Commuters taking cover under umbrella cross road during rain, ahead of cyclone Remal’s landfall,
in Kolkata, Sunday.
PTI
Agartala
The Tripura govt on Sun-
day issued a red alert in
four districts — South,
Dhalai, Khowai, and
West — in the wake of
severe cyclonic storm
‘Remal’ which is likely
to make landfall between
Bangladesh and adjoin-
ingWest Bengal coasts by
midnight. “On Sunday,
the CS convened a meet-
ing of the state executive
committee of disaster
management with all
stakeholders to review the
preparedness for ‘Remal’.
Thunderstorms with
lightning, squally winds
reaching speeds of 60
kmph, gusting to 70 kmph
FOUR ODISHA DISTRICTS TO RECEIVE HEAVY RAINFALL, PREPS REVIEWED
The Met department has
issued heavy rainfall warning
for four districts of Odi-
sha in the wake of Cyclone Remal
approaching the coast. Under its
impact, heavy rainfall of 7 to 11 cm
has been predicted for Bhadrak,
Balasore, Kendrapara and Mayurb-
hanj districts. Special Relief Com-
missioner (SRC) Satyabrata Sahu
reviewed the preparations made by
the collectors of the four districts in
view of the warning, officials said.
IMD PREDICTS HEAVY RAIN TILL MAY 29, ISSUES
YELLOW ALERT IN KERALA, FISHERMEN WARNED
AIR, RAIL, ROAD
TRAFFIC HIT IN BENGAL
Kerala: The (IMD) on Sunday predicted that heavy
rains will continue in Kerala till May 29 and also
issued a ‘yellow alert’ in Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha,
Kottayam and Ernakulam districts. The IMD said that thun-
derstorms accompanied by gusty winds reaching speeds of
30-40 kmph are likely to occur in some places in Kerala on
Sunday. IMD has warned the fishermen not to venture into
the sea till further notice.
Kolkata: The
impending landfall
of severe cyclone
Remal has led to signifi-
cant disruptions in air, rail,
and road transportation in
Kolkata and other parts of
South Bengal on Sunday.
AGARTALA CANCELS
FLIGHT ARRIVALS TILL
TOMORROW MORNING
Agartala: Flight
operations between
Kolkata and Agartala
have been suspended and
all arrivals from Kolkata have
been cancelled till tomorrow
morning as cyclonic storm
“Remal” intensifies over
the Bay of Bengal. Accord-
ing to airport authorities in
Agartala, all flight arrivals
from Kolkata to the city have
been cancelled till 9 am on
May 27. “All flights arriving
from Kolkata to Agartala are
cancelled till 0900 hrs on
27 May 2024. Passengers
are being informed by the
concerned airlines. Other
flights arriving from Delhi,
Bangalore, and Guwahati
are operating normally.
LtGuvdirectsforinquiryinhospfire
Agencies
New Delhi
Lt Governor VK Saxena
on Sunday directed Chief
Secretary Naresh Kumar
to “institute an inquiry”
into the east Delhi chil-
dren’s hospital blaze that
left seven newborns dead.
“Have asked the chief
secretary to institute an
inquiry into the tragic in-
cidents of fire in chil-
dren’s hospital in Delhi.
Also instructed CP(com-
missioner of police) to
ensure all that is need-
ful,” Saxena said in a
post on X.
At least 7 babies died in a massive fire at the Baby Care New Born Hosp
HEART-BREAKING:
RAHUL GANDHI ON
DEATHS OF NEWBORNS
CULPRITS WILL NOT BE SPARED: DELHI MINISTER
A forensic expert collects samples from site of the fire at the
New Born Baby Care Hospital, in east Delhi, Sunday.
HEART-RENDING: PM MODI CONDOLES
DEATHS IN DELHI CHILDREN HOSPITAL FIRE
New Delhi: After a
fire at a Delhi hospi-
tal claimed lives of
seven newborns, Congress
leader Rahul Gandhi on
Sunday described the inci-
dent as “heart-breaking” and
prayed for the early recovery
of the injured children. “The
news of the death of many
newborn babies due to fire
in a Baby Care Hospital in
Delhi is extremely heart-
breaking. My deepest con-
dolences to all the grieving
parents and relatives,” he
said in a post in Hindi on X.
New Delhi: After seven newborns lost their lives in a
tragic fire incident at a New Born Baby Care Hospital
in Delhi's Vivek Vihar, Delhi Health Minister Saurabh
Bharadwaj assured of strict action in the case. According to
the officials, 12 children were rescued from the incident site
where one was already dead before the fire call was made.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on
Sunday said the fire tragedy at a hospital in
east Delhi is heart-rending, and his thoughts
are with the bereaved families in this incredibly difficult
time. The officials of the Delhi Fire
Services (DFS) said the blaze
broke out at the Baby Care New
Born Hospital at around 11:30 pm
on Saturday and soon spread to
two other adjacent buildings. ”The
fire tragedy at a hospital in Delhi is
heart-rending. My thoughts are with
the bereaved families in this in-
credibly difficult time. I pray
that those injured recover
at the earliest,” PM Modi
said in a post on X.
YogihailsModi’svision,
promisesprosperityforall
Inararemove,govtgrantsone
monthextensiontoArmyChief
Debris being removed from game zone site in Rajkot on Sunday.
PTI
Mirzapur (UP)
People are witnessing the
emergence of a new India
under the leadership of
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi and it is on the path
of becoming a superpow-
er, Uttar Pradesh Chief
MinisterYogiAdityanath
on Sunday.
At a poll meeting for
Mirzapur Lok Sabha can-
didate Anupriya Patel and
Robertsganj parliamentary
seat nominee Rinki Kol,
the BJP leader said that in
the past 10 years, India has
secured its borders and
achieved new milestones
of development. “Welfare
schemes for the poor have
been implemented with
themottoof‘SabkaSaath,
Sabka Vikas’,” he said.
Agencies
New Delhi
In a rare move, the gov-
ernment on Sunday an-
nounced extendingArmy
Chief Gen Manoj Pan-
de’s tenure by one month,
days before his superan-
nuation. Gen Pande was
to retire from service on
May 31. The Appoint-
ments Committee of the
Cabinet approved one
month’s extension in
service, defence minis-
try said. The extension
to Gen Pande came near-
ly five decades after the
then Indira Gandhi-led
government extended
the tenure ofArmy Chief
Gen GG Bewoor by one
year in April 1974. Gen
Bewoor retired on May
31, 1975. Before Gen
Bewoor, Field Marshal
Sam Manekshaw was
given an extension in
view of the victory in the
1971 war.
“The Appointments
Committee of Cabinet on
May 26 approved the ex-
tension in service of
Chief of the Army Staff
Gen Manoj C Pande for a
period of one month, be-
yond his normal age of
superannuation (May 31)
that is up to June 30 un-
der Rule 16 A (4) of the
Army Rules 1954,” the
defence ministry said.
Lt Gen Upendra
Dwivedi, currently serv-
ing as the Vice Chief
of Army Staff, is the
senior-most official af-
ter Gen Pande.
Bodies burnt beyond recognition in
Rajkot fire, DNA samples collected
PTI
Rajkot
DNA samples have been
collected to identify those
who died yesterday in the
massive fire at a gaming
zone in Gujarat’s Rajkot,
said a top police officer.
At least 28 people, in-
cluding nine children,
died in the fire at the gam-
ing zone, which did not
have a fire license.
“The bodies are
charred beyond recogni-
tion, and we have com-
pleted the process of col-
lecting the DNA samples
of the bodies and the
relatives who have
claimed them so that the
identity of the deceased
can be established,” said
(ACP) Vinayak Patel.
Army defuses 3
bombs planted on
road in Manipur
Agencies
New Delhi
Three (IEDs) were de-
fused by the army in Ma-
nipur’s Imphal East dis-
trict, a defence spokesper-
son said today. The IEDs
were found concealed on
the road connecting Non-
gdam and Itham villages,
46 km apart. The section
of the road where the
IEDs were found is closer
to Maphou dam and Non-
gdam village.
DELHI HOSPITAL FIRE
GAMING ZONE HAD SINGLE EXIT, STORED 3,500
LITRES OF FUEL FOR GENERATORS, GO-KARTING
Rajkot: The massive fire at a gaming zone in Rajkot
which resulted in the death of 27 people, including
9 children, has raised serious questions about the
safety standards at the facility. Officials said that the amuse-
ment centre was operating without a (NOC) for fire clearance
and also had just one exit. The gaming zone, called TRP,
was packed with visitors due to a weekend discount offer
with tickets priced at just Rs 99. It is suspected that the fire
might have started due to a short circuit, but officials said
that the exact cause will be known only after a probe.
PM Narendra Modi during a public meeting for Lok Sabha
elections, in Mirzapur, Sunday. Yogi Adityanath, Keshav Prasad
Maurya, Anupriya Patel  others are also seen.
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07
AT CANNES 2024
Best year yet for Indian filmmakers with 3 wins
PTI
Cannes
t was a triple
feat for Indian
talent at the
2024 Cannes Film Festi-
val with Payal Kapadia’s
“All We Imagine As
Light”,“SunflowersWere
the First Ones to Know”
by FTII student Chidan-
anda S Naik, andAnasuya
Sengupta of “The Shame-
less” fame winning major
awards in each of the
three competitive sections
of the prestigious gala.
The 77th edition of
Cannes, which concluded
on Saturday, was un-
doubtedly the best year
for the country which
found space at the fest
through eight Indian, or
India-themed, films.
Kapadia, an alumna of
the Film  Television In-
stitute of India (FTII),
charted history by becom-
ing the first Indian film-
maker to win the Grand
Prix award for “All We
Imagine as Light”.
“Thank you, Cannes
Film Festival for having
ourfilmhere.Pleasedon’t
wait 30 years to have an-
other Indian film,” she
said in her speech. The
movie earned the honour,
the second-most prestig-
ious prize of the gala after
the Palme d’Or, which
went toAmerican director
Sean Baker for “Anora”.
“All We Imagine as
Light”, a Malayalam-
Hindi feature starring
Kani Kusruti, Divya
Prabha and Chhaya Kad-
am, revolves around three
women in Mumbai who
go on a road trip to a
beach town.
Payal Kapadia, second from left , winner of the grand prize for
‘All We Imagine as Light,’ poses with Divya Prabha, from left,
Chhaya Kadam and Kani Kusruti at the 77th international film
festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday. PTI
India shine at Cannes
Film Festival, with
Payal, Chidananda,
and Anasuya winning
major awards.
Kapadia’s ‘All We
Imagine As Light’
makes history as the
first Indian film in 30
years to be
showcased in the
main competition.
I
Agencies
Washington
President Joe Biden reit-
erated that he does not
intend to send American
soldiers to Ukraine,
while praising US leader-
ship in the world -- im-
plicitly responding to ac-
cusations of weakness
made by Republican ri-
val Donald Trump.
“There are no Ameri-
can soldiers at war in
Ukraine. I’m determined
to keep it that way, but
we are standing strong
with Ukraine, and we
will stand with them,”
said the Democrat, ad-
dressing the graduating
class of the prestigious
West Point Military
Academy.
Russian President
Vladimir Putin, whom he
described as “a brutal ty-
rant,” was “certain that
NATO would fracture”
after he invaded his East
European neighbor in
February 2022, Biden
said.
“Instead, the greatest
defense alliance in the
history of the world is
stronger than ever,” he
said.
Last month, US law-
makers passed a long-
delayed $61 billion mili-
tary aid deal for Kyiv
after months of squab-
bling in Congress as
Ukrainian forces suffered
setbacks on the battle-
field due to ammunition
and funding shortages.
“Determined”tonotsendAmerican
soldierstoUkraine:PrezJoeBiden
Washington: Presidential candidate Donald Trump
was booed and heckled by many in a raucous
audience at the Libertarian National Convention, a
marked change from the adulation he receives at rallies from
his fervently loyal supporters. Libertarians, who believe in
limited government and individual freedom, blame Trump for
rushing through the creation of a COVID-19 vaccine when he
was president and for not doing more to stop public health
restrictions on the unvaccinated during the pandemic. When
Trump took to the stage, there were loud boos and jeers.
Ukraine Prez Volodymyr Zelenskiy, urges Biden  Chinese leader Xi
Jinping to join peace summit on Sunday.
“SHOULD’VE TAKEN A BULLET”: DONALD TRUMP
BOOED, HECKLED BY CROWD AT A RALLY IN US
Agencies
Gaza City (Israel)
At least 10 people, in-
cluding children, were
killed in Gaza on Sunday
after a drone strike hit the
school they were shelter-
ing, CNN reported, citing
local health workers.
TheAl-Nazla school in
Saftawawy, on the out-
skirts of Jabaliya, was be-
ing used as a temporary
shelter by people fleeing
violence when the drone
strike took place.
An eyewitness, Saleh
Al-Aswad from Jabaliya,
said that his son-in-law is
undergoing treatment for
injuries suffered during
the attack. He added that
a “man making bread for
his children, thinking this
was a safe space,” was
killed along with his
daughter, Afnan, and his
son, Mohamed.The news
of the strike comes at a
time when United Na-
tions agencies have
warned that the humani-
tarian situation continues
to deteriorate.
At least 10 people, including kids
die in drone strike in Gaza: Report
Cyclone Remal hits
Bangladesh as over 8
lakh people evacuated
PTI
Dhaka
Bangladesh has begun
evacuating millions of
people ahead of Cyclone
Remal, which is expected
to bring winds as fast as
130 kmph when it makes
landfall. The cyclonic
storm in the Bay of Ben-
gal is poised to cross the
country’s coastlines be-
tween Sunday evening
and midnight, Xinhua
news agency reported.
Bangladesh Meteoro-
logical Department on
Sunday warned of the
danger of flooding, land-
slides and a storm surge.
The great danger signal
No. 10 has been sounded
for the country’s coastal
districts and seaports,
where fishing boats,
trawlers and maritime
vessels have been advised
to remain in shelter till
further notice.
High tide waves crash at the Someshwara beach, Ullala,
Mangaluru city on Sunday. PTI
Agencies
Bamako
Over 20 civilians were
killed in an attack in cen-
tral Mali on Saturday, a
local official said on
Sunday.
The attack targeted a
village in the Circle of
Bankass in Mopti region
- one of several areas in
Mali’s north and centre
where jihadist groups
linked to al Qaeda and
Islamic State have been
waging an insurgency
since 2012.
Bankass Mayor Mou-
laye Guindo said uni-
dentified armed assail-
ants attacked villagers
on their way to work
their fields.
“Yesterday we count-
ed 19 deaths but today it
is more than 20,” he said
via telephone.
 President Zelenskiy appealed to US Prez Joe Biden
and Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Sunday to attend his
peace summit as Ukraine struggles to stave off unre-
lenting attacks by Russia in its 27-month-old invasion.
 The historic trial of Donald Trump enters its final act
Tuesday, with closing arguments to the jury who
must then decide whether to hand down the first-
ever criminal conviction of a former US president.
 Ukraine hopes to host as many countries as pos-
sible at Kyiv-led talks in Switzerland next month
aimed at uniting global opinion on how to halt the
war and piling pressure on Russian President
Vladimir Putin, who has not been invited.
OTHER MAJOR HIHGLIGHTS
Over 20 killed in
attack on central
Mali village
PTI
Chennai
Mitchell Starc was magi-
cal. Andre Russell was
mesmerising. Gautam
Gambhir remained stoic.
Shah Rukh Khan hid his
emotions behind a mask.
Those contrasting pic-
tures vividly conveyed
Kolkata Knight Riders’
annihilation of
Sunrisers Hyderabad
in a lopsided final to bag
their third Indian Premier
League title here on Sun-
day.
In a season of start-to-
finish domination,
KKR’s bowling unit was
inch perfect leaving Sun-
risers in a shambles while
bowling them out for a
paltry 113 in 18.3 overs.
It was the tourna-
ment’s lowest-ever sum-
mit clash score.
KKRCROWNEDCHAMPIONS
KKRCROWNEDCHAMPIONS
The Shreyas Iyer-led side beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in a high-octane final.
Notably, KKR clinched their third title, having earlier won in 2012 and 2014
OTHER MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS
 KKR skipper Shreyas became the first-ever player to
lead multiple sides to IPL finals.
 Before joining the Knight Riders, Shreyas was a part of
Delhi Capitals’ steup. In 2020, the Capitals reached their
first-ever final under the leadership of Shreyas.
 As per ESPNcricinfo, eight of the 10 highest IPL were
recorded in 2024. Notably, SRH and KKR occupy the
top four spots in this regard.
 Only two other seasons have recorded more than 1,000
sixes - 1,124 in 2023 and 1,062 in 2022.
 In 2024, the 1,000-six mark was breached in the 57th
game, the fastest in this regard. This achievement took
a record 13,079 balls to be unlocked.
 The 2024 IPL season saw as many as 14 centuries, the
most in a season.
 Jos Buttler (2), Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Suryakumar
Yadav, B Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine,
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Travis Head, Rohit Sharma, Marcus
Stoinis, Yashasvi Jaiswal,  Virat Kohli were centurions.
Kolkata Knight Riders players celebrate their victory in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 final cricket match against Sunrisers
Hyderabad at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai, Sunday. PTI
Actor and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner Shah Rukh Khan
with others celebrates his team’s victory in Chennai, Sunday.
Aishwary Pradhan
Jaipur
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma
kicked off his Sunday
with a stroll in Central
Park, mingling with lo-
cals and discussing com-
munity initiatives. He
emphasised the state
government’s efforts in
providing relief to both
people and wildlife, urg-
ing citizens to contribute
by ensuring water avail-
ability for animals and
birds. Sharma also ad-
vised restraint in outdoor
activities and mindful
eating habits.
Post-walk, Sharma
shared tea with locals at
a Chaura Rasta shop,
settling the bill digitally
as he departed. Accom-
panying him were Min-
ister of State for Home
Jawahar Singh Bedham,
Deputy Mayor Puneet
Karnavat, and others.
CM Sharma in a re-
cently held BJP’s organi-
sational meeting, had
instructed the party offi-
cials and workers to in-
tensify various efforts
under the ‘Seva Hi San-
gathan’ campaign.’ to
provide water to people
by installing Pyaus, set
up‘parindas’ for birds to
help them beat the heat.
First India Bureau
Merta City
On Sunday, Deputy
Chief Minister Prem-
chand Bairwa toured
Merta, receiving a warm
welcome from local BJP
leaders. Speaking with
the media, Bairwa confi-
dently asserted that the
BJP will secure all 25
Lok Sabha seats in Ra-
jasthan. He underscored
the government’s com-
mitment to resolving
electricity and water is-
sues, highlighting con-
stant communication be-
tween the Chief Minister,
officials, and public rep-
resentatives to ensure
smooth operations.
Bairwa pledged zero
tolerance towards any
form of disorder. He also
announced the promo-
tion of union government
welfare schemes through
a dedicated ‘rath’ (chari-
ot), emphasising signifi-
cant reductions in cook-
ing gas cylinder prices,
providing relief to pub-
lic. Efforts are underway
to ensure eligible benefi-
ciaries receive their due
benefits. He highlighted
wheat MSP benefits, fuel
price cuts for farmers.
REVIEWING PROGRESS
‘Ensure better civic amenities for Jaipurites’
Dr Rituraj Sharma
Jaipur
S Sudhansh
Pant while re-
viewing pro-
jects, pre-monsoon
preps,  encroachment
status, emphasised col-
lective efforts for Jaipur’s
cleanliness, beauty, and
citizen well-being. He
stressed improved civic
facilities, coordination
among depts like JDA,
Municipality, and Traffic
Police for efficient trans-
port. He asked officers to
focus on peak hour traffic
improvement and en-
hancing e-challan system
effectiveness. Unauthor-
ised parking crackdown,
promoting mechanised
parking, prompt action
against encroachments
were stressed during the
meet. Pant also urged
quicker e-filing disposal
and planned intensive
monsoon plantation and
flood protection. IT utili-
sation for online govern-
ment services delivery
was encouraged.
CS Sudhansh Pant chairs a review meeting of depts of UDH, Traffic Police, and District Administration
at Secretariat on Sunday. T Ravikanth, Biju George Joseph and Manju Rajpal are also seen.
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Restrainoutdooractivitiyeat
mindfullyduringsummers:CM
CM during his interaction, urges the local people to
provide water for animals and birds in summers
In a recent meeting, CM urged officials to intensify relief
efforts for people  birds through ‘Seva Hi Sangathan’ drive
First India Bureau
Gwalior
Chief Minister Bhajan
Lal Sharma arrived in
Gwalior on Sunday after-
noon to pay his respects.
He offered condolences
at the Scindia Residence,
Jai Vilas Palace, follow-
ing the demise of the
mother of Union Minis-
ter Jyotiraditya Scindia.
CM Sharma expressed
profound sorrow at the
passing of Rajmata Mad-
havi Raje on May 15th.
He extended heartfelt
condolences to the be-
reaved family and con-
soled the grief-stricken
relatives. The solemn oc-
casion witnessed digni-
taries and well-wishers
gathering to pay their
respects and offer solace
to the Scindia family in
their moment of loss. The
Chief Minister’s pres-
ence underscored the sig-
nificance of the somber
event, marking a moment
of unity and shared
mourning.
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma enjoys ‘special Kulhad tea’ while interacting
with locals at a tea shop situated at Chaura Rasta in Jaipur on
Sunday. Jawahar S Bedham, Puneet Karnawat  others are seen.
Dr Prem Chand Bairwa being welcomed by MLA Lakshman Ram
Meghwal and others upon his arrival in Merta City on Sunday.
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma makes digital payment after enjoying
tea at a local shop situated at Chaura Rasta in Jaipur on Sunday.
Puneet Karnawat and others are also seen.
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma pays tributes to Rajmata
late Madhavi Raje Scindia at Jai Vilas Palace in
Gwalior on Sunday.
CM Bhajan Lal Sharma offers his condolences to
Union Min, Jyotiraditya Scindia on the demise
of his mother, Rajmata late Madhavi Raje
Scindia at Jai Vilas Palace in Gwalior on Sunday.
CMpaystributestolateMadhaviRajeScindia
inGwalior,extendscondolencestoJyotiraditya
Traffic Police needs to
prioritise traffic
management on
major routes during
peak hours, ensuring
smooth commuting
for the public.
Effectiveness of
e-challan system be
enhanced through
coordination among
transport and IT
departments and
ensuring monthly
Traffic Control Board
meetings. Use of
mechanised parking
should be promoted.
SUDHANSH PANT, CHIEF
SECRETARY
BJP will sweep 25 Lok Sabha
seats in Raj, asserts Dr Bairwa
Birdhouses will be installed on
trees to save birds, says Birla
Gehlot urges state govt to adopt
measures to tackle heat wave crisis
Devnanitoinauguratetwo-day
trainingprogrammeforMLAstoday
Bhanwar S Charan
Kota
In a pioneering move
aimed at safeguarding
birds from the adversi-
ties of scorching heat,
monsoon, and winter,
Kota has initiated a re-
markable project. Bird-
houses are being in-
stalled on the city’s
trees, equipped with
feeders and water facili-
ties, to ensure avian wel-
fare. On Sunday, LS
Speaker Om Birla kick-
started this campaign
with community partici-
pation by inaugurating
birdhouses at Guru Gob-
ind Singh Park in
Dadabadi. Birla empha-
sised the necessity of
providing safe havens
for birds during extreme
weather conditions. The
goal is to encourage
community engagement
to provide shelter, suste-
nance, and hydration to
our feathered friends.
Yogesh Sharma
Jaipur
On the initiative of Ra-
jasthanAssembly Speak-
er Vasudev Devnani, a
two-day special training
program will be organ-
ised in the Assembly
from today to update the
Assembly officers in leg-
islative work. Devnani
will inaugurate this ori-
entation program, and
Principal Secretary of the
Assembly Mahavir Pras-
ad Sharma will outline
the objectives of the pro-
gramme.
Devnani mentioned
that at the beginning of
16th Assembly, an
awareness programme
was organised for MLAs
to inform them aboutAs-
sembly rules. Now ex-
perts will update officials
on legislative work, and
boosting efficiency.
SESSIONS TO BE HELD
DURING 2-DAYS
z Sessions featuring lec-
tures by subject experts
on the role of Assembly
in following the best tra-
ditions and prerogatives
of legislatures.
z Former LS Secretariat
Gen Secy, PDT Achar-
ya, to address Assembly
committee effectiveness.
Subject expert Chakshu
Roy to discuss Assem-
bly’s role in law drafting.
z Manas Gubbi will cover
budget provisions  Sim-
narjyot Kaur will inform
about best traditions of
State Legislatures.
First India Bureau
Jaipur
Amid the scorching heat,
former Chief Minister
Ashok Gehlot reminisced
about the 90s on Sunday.
He wrote on X that dur-
ing that time, heatwave
patients were given relief
by lowering their tem-
perature with ice blocks.
He also appealed to the
public to leave their
homes only when neces-
sary and urged the gov-
ernment to make com-
prehensive arrangements
to address the heatwave
issues.
“I remember that once
in the 1990s, the temper-
ature at some places in
Rajasthan had crossed 50
degrees Celsius. Even
then, there were casual-
ties due to heat stroke.
Ice blocks were brought
to hospitals for the treat-
ment of heat stroke, and
the temperature in the
wards was reduced to
treat it,” he said.
Gehlot urged the gov-
ernment to make com-
prehensive arrangements
to deal with heat-related
problems.
Ashok Gehlot attends the ‘Antim Ardas’ of the late mother of
Maninder Singh Bagga at Gurdwara Sahib Guru Singh Sabha in
Jaipur on Sunday.
Om Birla inaugurates birdhouses to be hung on trees at Guru
Gobind Singh Park in Dadabadi area in Kota on Sunday.
Employers must
reschedule work
hours of labourers
in summer, he says
Earthen pots and
pyaus installed to
ensure community
water access
Poll push...
Union Jal Shakti Minister GS Shekhawat being felicitated
during a public meeting held in support of Ravneet
Singh Bittu in Ludhiana on Sunday. Kailash Choudhary
and others are also seen. “In a show of support for party
candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu from the Ludhiana LS
constituency, met with businessmen and entrepreneurs
at the Jagran Vidhan Sabha. They expressed clear support
for the Modi government, praising Modi Ji’s leadership.
The presence of Cabinet colleague Shri Kailash Choudhary
added to event’s prestige. Former district president Shri
Gaurav Khanna orchestrated the notable coordination of
the programme,” tweeted Shekhawat.
Authorities are urging citizens and businesses
to contribute by providing shade and water
facilities for the welfare of both the general
public and animals
Rajendra Chhabra
Jaipur
Amidst the extreme heat
conditionscausingdistress
across Rajasthan, the
BhajanLalgovtisdemon-
strating its vigilance and
proactivity. District in-
charge secretaries have
been mandated to visit
their respective districts to
address public concerns
directly. These senior of-
ficialsarerequiredtobeon
the ground for two days,
fromMay28to29,includ-
ingovernightstays.Agov-
ernment order issued late
Sunday evening, outlines
that all in-charge secretar-
ies are to return to Jaipur
by May 30 to present their
findings at a high-level
meeting on May 31. The
directive includes a com-
prehensive 12-point
guideline detailing their
responsibilities during the
visit.Theseincludeassess-
ing and reviewing drink-
ing water arrangements,
electricity supply, medical
preps for heat wave-in-
duced seasonal diseases,
andprovisionsforwater
medicinesincowshedsfor
animals and birds. Fur-
thermore, the secretaries
are tasked with evaluating
the efficiency of e-filing
systemsandpunctualityin
govt offices. They will
also review the status of
illegal mining, food adul-
teration, land-related is-
sues, drug control, and
crimes against women.
Experts commend the
Bhajan Lal govt for send-
ing50seniorofficersfrom
Jaipur to the field, prior-
itising public welfare in
harsh conditions.
CM Bhajan Lal mobilises senior
IAS for heat wave relief efforts
50 senior bureaucrats will stay on the field for two days on
May 28 and 29 to help the public tackle summer woes
JAIPUR, MONDAY | MAY 27, 2024
Glamour | Fashion | Bollywood | Hollywood | Lifestyle
CANNES ROYALTY
rvashi Rautela continues to dazzle on
the international stage. At the 77th
Festival de Cannes, she earned the title
of ‘Queen Of Cannes’ and set a new world
record with her stunning appearances. P11
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he 26th edition of
the prestigious
Miss Rajasthan,
organised by Fu-
sion Group in
collaboration with Ruvi Digital
and Arya Group of Colleges,
concluded with grandeur at the
Birla Auditorium on Saturday
evening. Amidst a grand setup
featuring dazzling lights, stun-
ning costumes and impressive
performances, the event saw
Harshika Batra being crowned
Miss Rajasthan 2024.
The grand finale witnessed
the top finalists, selected from
over 5,400 participants across
the state, showcasing their tal-
ent and grace. Among the 28
finalists, the judges’ panel,
which included Dr Arvind
Agarwal, Mukesh Mishra, Raj
Bansal,Aanchal Bohra, Mithali
Kaur, Priyan Sen, Aishwarya
Pattapati and Bhavana Vaish-
nav, had the tough task of se-
lecting the winner.
The first runner-up title was
awarded to Arnika Jain, while
Khushi Belawala was named
the second runner-up. Saumya
Joshi, Tannu Payal, Dimple
Harchandani and Jyoti Shekha-
wat were recognized as the
third, fourth, fifth and sixth
runners-up, respectively.
Senior BJP leader Pt Suresh
Mishra,PawanGoyal,AlokShar-
ma from Ruvi Digital, JD Ma-
heshwari, Dr PoojaAgarwal, Ra-
hul Bhatia, Hukum Singh Kump-
awat, Nirmala Sewani, Atul
Sharma,SurendraKalra,Sandeep
Jain from Park Ocean, Anshul
Jain, Vasu Jain and Kirti Jain
graced the event as chief guests.
The program began with the cer-
emonial lighting of the lamp.
Yogesh Mishra and Nimisha
Mishra, the organisers of Miss
Rajasthan, expressed their pride
in the participants. The event
started with a farewell walk by
the reigning queen, Vaishnavi
Sharma. The top 28 models
opened the show wearing out-
fits from Neewara Academy of
Design, Jaipur. In the subse-
quent rounds, 14 models show-
cased the semi-bridal col-
lection by Prashant Ku-
mar Poddar and the top 7
models presented his ex-
quisite gowns.
The finalists’ makeup
and makeover were han-
dled by Meenakshi
Solanki of Diva and
Debonair, while fash-
ion choreography was
directed by Shahrukh.
Rakesh Sharma host-
ed the event, which
also featured the dis-
tribution of 28 sub-
titles. The Miss Ra-
jasthan 2024 finale
was a testament to
the talent and dedi-
cation of young
women across the
state, promising a
bright future for
all participants.
Miss
Rajasthan
2024
Mitali
Dusad
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The 26th Miss Rajasthan, organised by Fusion Group with Ruvi Digital and Arya
Group of Colleges, crowned Harshika Batra as Miss Rajasthan 2024 at Birla
Auditorium amidst dazzling lights and performances, on Saturday!
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SHARMA

SUNIL
SHARMA
Clockwise: Clockwise: Harshika Batra, Tannu Payal,
Khushi Belawala, Saumya Joshi and Arnika Jain
Yogesh Mishra and Nimisha Mishra
Dr Jagdeesh Chandra with Harshika Batra (Winner), Arnika Jain (First runner-up),
Khushi Belawala (Second runner-up), Saumya Joshi (Third runner-up), Tannu Payal (Fourth runner-up),
Dimple Harchandani (Fifth runner-up) and Jyoti Shekhawat (Sixth runner-up)
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t a rather forma-
tive stage in my
life, owing to a
less-than-ideal
dynamic with
my father, I developed a strong
notion about what kind of par-
ent I would be. I’m not sug-
gesting I had fully formed or
specific ideas. I did however
understand a broader ethos that
I, decades on, would try and
inculcate into my parenting
style – Friendliness.
As I grew older and was
away from home at boarding
school, more realizations
dawned. It came to me that as a
child of my parents, I craved
their endorsement in two spe-
cific facets. One, that they Ac-
cept me, with all my flaws, tal-
ents, desires, interests, hopes,
fears. Two, that they Validate
me, for all my triumphs, modest
or monumental. Whether these
approvals I sought came my
way or not is a different matter;
they made me understand the
mind of a child.
My wife Anuja and I had
Krisha, our now seven-year-
old daughter when I was near-
ly 38! Late, certainly by the
standards of Indian society. At
her birth in the delivery room,
I felt ecstatic. A euphoria I had
hitherto not experienced, per-
haps because I had prayed
nightly through our pregnancy
for a girl (I confess to not being
particularly fond of boys)! Im-
mediately after, there was a
storm of emotions ranging
from trepidation to abject fear!
Perhaps the giant in me hadn’t
had enough faith in his genteel
side and was alarmed at some
rather silly, almost comical
scenarios that included, and
were not limited, to physically
crushing this diminutive, por-
celain-like newborn!
Ironically, my mother, this
delicate, just-arrived grandma,
despite her own vast experi-
ence of having brought up us
two brothers, was also sailing
the same rickety boat on chop-
py waters! We quickly snapped
out of our stupor of apprehen-
sion and set to work, swad-
dling, cradling and all the rest
of it. And guess what? We
didn’t break the baby!
Through Krisha’s initial few
months, as cycles of feeding,
burping, sleeping, pooping,
and changing repeated end-
lessly, my confidence climbed.
Seeing my wife Anuja be such
a natural, like only a mother
can be, also instilled surety. It
bolstered my faith in my abili-
ties and I was quickly ‘han-
dling’ my daughter, rocking
her in my arms as I serenaded
her to sleep. That she was
lulled into a comforting state or
tortured into submission by my
singing; the jury is still out on
that!
As Krisha became older, one,
two, three, I watched in utter
fascination, as this tiny being
took shape and form, developed
likes and dislikes, took her vir-
ginalsteps,andthenranintomy
arms as she doddered like a
miniature-elderly person. The
love, the warmth, the pleasure
and the joy were unbridled and
my heart swelled with pride 
prejudice! As Krisha began to
speak, which admittedly was
early and plentiful, perhaps a
manifestation of Anuja  I be-
ing Writers, the former having
read and spoken to Krisha copi-
ously from the time she was
conceived and in the tummy, to
the latter, me, being as verbose
as I tend to be; it was extremely
entertainingtowitnessaStewie-
like (the adult trapped in a
child’s body from the iconic se-
ries Family Guy) being in our
midst,spoutingphrasesandsen-
tences that belonged to a much,
much older individual.
I noticed that there were
many things I was doing
wrong. Despite being an Edu-
cator, I would, for instance, be
on my phone and expect and
instruct Krisha to read. My pa-
tience too would often be test-
ed and rear its ugly head by
being snappy and dismissive
when I felt that I had almost
‘lost’ my wife, my best friend,
to Krisha!Anuja compelled me
to seek therapy and I slowly
began to understand my behav-
ioural follies. We are all, al-
ways works in progress, and I
was no different. I did, how-
ever, albeit over a long time,
calm myself. I became more
patient, more aware, and more
sensitive; qualities that are still
deficient but I believe they
continue to build.
Once at a fun brunch with
friends, a rather innocent little
boy, a peer of Krishna’s, de-
cided to stroke her cheek. I was
in a state of rage and immedi-
ately reprimanded him and re-
buked the mother too! I later
realized how immature that
was and am happy to report
that I have journeyed to a point
where I am more in control. A
friend of Krisha’s from school
recently told me to my face
that he didn’t like me and I was
cool as a cucumber. The same
boy also rather fancies Krisha
and keeps stroking her cheeks,
calling her “Cutie”!
That too, doesn’t
bother me in the
least.
Speaking of
school, there
have been var-
ious learnings
there too!
Krisha was
three when
the COV-
ID-19 pan-
demic hit and we with-
drew her from school
because she seemed
in no mood to at-
tend instruc-
tion-heavy
online classes.
We had enough
faith in our parenting and kept
her unenrolled at any school
for two years! We then put her
in a wonderful Waldorf system
school where she currently en-
joys the freedom and liberty of
learning through experiment,
experience and free play.
Learnings? That each child
and his/her disposition and re-
sulting needs are different.
Those decisions need to be
taken with careful observation
and ownership of these unique
personality traits. Most impor-
tantly, there is no need to place
undue importance on an edu-
cational institution; after all,
parents also have a huge re-
sponsibility and ought to be
able to help shape their chil-
dren into independent, good
human beings.
Speaking of good human
beings, pets have been part and
parcel of Krisha’s life since her
arrival. Our two cats and dogs
have been her constant com-
panions. She’s never known
any different. Despite several
well-meaning warnings to
keep them apart, especially af-
ter her birth, Krisha was left
amongst Mojo, Zach and Zee-
zee, her two brothers and sis-
ters from other mothers  spe-
cies, from day one. They never
put a finger on her. She consid-
ers them, at times her play-
things, at other times her nem-
esis, and in still other instanc-
es, they cuddle, coddle, cosy
up and sleep together. Typical
sibling behaviour. Learnings?
Pets sensitize children and or-
ganically imbue a sense of
sharing, extremely relevant in
today’s climate of nuclear fam-
ilies and single children.
Being a dad is a lifelong pur-
suit. And not unlike any life-
long pursuit, it presents a pot-
pourri of emotions  evolution.
While I relish Krisha’s move, I
worry for her future. While I
abhor her present aesthetic
choices,Iindulgeherbybuying
her that garish sparkly gown
she’s longingly seeking. While
Ilaughathernon-sensicaljokes
and stories, performances and
magic shows, I cry a little each
time she leaves for school or
even falls asleep! Not to belittle
the illness, it is a rather schizo-
phrenic existence as a father.
Having said all this, if there
was one MantraI were to leave
you with, it is this. Observe
your child. Behave the way
you want them to by example.
Accept your child for anything
or everything he or she is, and
is not. Celebrate your child by
always validating him or her.
Don’t panic. Try and stay
calm. There’s always a solu-
tion. And never forget the in-
credible, thankless, tiresome,
relentless work that your
spouse is putting in at the cost
of great sacrifice. So be sensi-
tive, helpful and grateful. All
the best Dads!
Kartik
Bajoria
Writer-Educator  Founder
of Driveway Devi – Mental
Wellness Initiatives
A
Your Page
JAIPUR, MONDAY |MAY 27, 2024
AJourneyof
Fatherhood
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featuring released and unreleased songs.
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When: 1 June, 7:00 PM
Where: Taxila Auditorium, Jaipur
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loud! Prepare for a night of unstoppable laughter
with Nishant Tanwar! Enjoy an hour of his rib-
tickling jokes that promise to keep you
entertained and in stitches. Don’t miss out on this
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When: May 31, 7:00 PM
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Lakhimpur Kheri: Five people, including a child, were killed and eight in- jured when a van collid- ed with an oncoming Ut- tar Pradesh roadways bus on Lakhimpur-Bahraich highway on Sunday. Bengaluru: In a road ac- cident, six members of a family died after their car jumped the median and hit a truck coming from opposite direction in Eechanahalli village near Hassan town on Sunday. Death Anniversary of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru CM’S WALK THE TALK Govt on alert mode to provide relief to public from intense heatwave: CM Sharma Aishwary Pradhan Jaipur hief Minister Bhajanlal Shar- ma on Sunday said that entire state has come under red alert cat- egory of heat wave and the state government is making every possible ef- fort to provide relief to the people from the heat. He said that the entire country, especially Rajas- than, is currently strug- gling with the scorching heat. Sharma reached Central Park in Jaipur on Sunday morning for a morning walk and inter- acted with the people. “Roundtheclockmoni- toring is being done to en- sure availability of elec- tricity and water. People shouldnotfaceanykindof problem, hence the leaves of officers and personnel of Electricity, PHED and Medical Department have been cancelled, “ he said while interacting with morning walkers in the park. CM said state govt has made strong arrange- ments for prevention and treatment of seasonal dis- eases and heat waves in the entire state. Besides, arrangements for medi- cine and water have also been made for livestock and cows. P8 Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma feeds pigeons at Statue Circle on a hot Sunday morning as temperatures rise. C Raj Border sizzles at 55.9°C, BSF jawans cook roti on jeep bonnet! Suryaveer Singh Tanwar Jaisalmer As the mercury soared to 55 degrees Celsius at the Jais- almer International Border, BSF personnel are bravely stationed, demonstrating unwavering commitment amidst severe heatwave conditions. In the face of relentless heat, soldiers ex- hibit remarkable resilience. Despite intense conditions, they found innovative ways to cope. Some soldiers resorted to baking rotis on the bonnet of their vehicles, while others roasted papads under the scorching sun. Amidst the blistering heat, BSF personnel attempt to prepare omelettes and bake papad as mercury touched 55°C in a testament to their perseverance. RAJKOT GAME ZONE FIRE
  • 2. First India Bureau Jaipur In response to directives from Chief Minister Bha- jan Lal Sharma, action has been taken against four officials of PHED for failing to address complaints received at the control room in a timely manner. Notices have been issued to the following officials, Sunit Gupta, Superintendent Engineer, Chittorgarh, Parag Swami, Executive Engineer, Project Po- karan, Devpal Giri, Ex- ecutive Engineer, Anup- garh Division, Manoj Bhuvan, Executive Engi- neer, Urban Division IV, Jodhpur. The action comes after a reality check conducted by First India revealed that most control rooms were not functioning ef- fectively. Following the report, Dr. Samit Sharma, Secretary of the Water Supply Department, took swift action by issuing show-cause notices to the aforementioned officials. RAJASTHAN 02 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Monday | May 27, 2024 JMCH CLEANLINESS DRIVE Special cleaning campaign held at Nahargarh Fort First India Bureau Jaipur special cleaning campaign under the Jaago Jaipur Jagmag Jaipur campaign of Heritage Corporation was conducted on the premises of the historical Nahargarh Fort on Sun- day. Five tractors and eight hoppers collected garbage in the three-hour long cleaning campaign. During this, domestic and foreign tourists also contributed to the clean- liness campaign with brooms in their hands. Besides, dustbin bags were also distributed to the people going to Na- hargarh. JMC Heritage Corpo- ration CommissionerAb- hishek Surana said that in the campaign conducted with the help of Forest Department and Naha- rgarh Fort Administra- tion, cleaning was done from Nahargarh Fort to Sunrise Point. In future also, a cleanliness cam- paign will be conducted in Nahargarh Sanctuary. Surana also administered an oath to all the cleanli- ness guards not to litter historical place. Ashvini Yadav Navin Sharma Alwar The ACB on Sunday ar- rested Dr Samarth Lal Meena and Dr Yogesh Sharma, Community Health Centre, Pratap- garh, Alwar and his bro- ker Sunil Goyal, Medical Store Owner, red-handed while taking a bribe amount of Rs 25,000 from the complainant. Director General of ACB Ravi Prakash Meh- rada stated that the com- plainant went to Alwar-II Hall Bhiwadi unit of the police that to make the report favourable in the case of assault registered in the police station Pratapgarh, Meena and Sharma harassed him by demanding a bribe amount of Rs 1 lakh. Under the supervision ofACB Jaipur Deputy In- spector General of Police Kaluram Rawat, the com- plaint was verified under the leadership of Deputy Superintendent of Police Parmeshwar Lal of ACB Alwar-II Hall Bhiwadi unit and the three were ar- rested while taking the bribe amount. The three are being interrogated and a case will be registered. (L) Volunteers and officials from Forest department and Nahargarh Fort Administration gather to clean the forest fort at Nahargarh in Jaipur on Sunday. (R) Sweeping at Nahargarh fort. Accused Dr Samarth Lal Meena, Dr Yogesh Sharma and broker Sunil Goyal in ACB custody in Alwar on Sunday. Officials, employees and foreign tourists cleaning at Nahargarh fort in Jaipur on Sunday. There were huge heaps of garbage near the walls of Nahargarh, a total of 2 ton garbage was collected from this campaign in just three hours. Traffic was diverted due to fire near Ajmer Railway Station. With flames rising up to 20 feet, the fire reached 3 more nearby dhabas. A First India Bureau Jaipur Under the joint aegis of Shri Balaji Jan Kalyan Seva Trust Jaipur and Ek Pahal Nirman (NGO), wherever pictures, idols worship materials of God are placed at inter- sections, under trees, in streets, on roads in Jaipur, they are picked up, im- mersed and an atonement havan is performed every month.Atonement Havan is done to get rid off the sin that is placed on us knowingly or unknow- ingly due to breaking of pictures and idols of God. Under the same, idols, photos and puja material were immersed in Shri Dakshinmukhi Balaji Gaushala premises and a havan was performed. After immersion in land, Peepal tree was also planted.Also, fodder was given to cows and grains to birds so that through this program everyone could be forgiven. Uniqueinitiativetodispose off abandonedidols,photos Accused sought `1 lakh or threatened complainant to show old wound in report TwodoctorsofCHC,onemore inACBnetfortaking`25kbribe CRIME ROUNDUP CONSTABLESENTTOLINESFORDEMANDINGBRIBE Jhalawar: A case of bribery has emerged in Jhalawar, where a businessman was allegedly asked for a bribe while trying to file a report. The incident occurred after a fire broke out at Sarvesh Agarwal's house in Jhanda Chowk, Chomehla, caus- ing extensive damage. The fire resulted in losses amounting to lakhs of rupees, with medicines being completely destroyed in the blaze. The businessman went to the police station to file a report about the fire. However, a head constable allegedly demanded a bribe to strengthen the report. The aggrieved busi- nessman reported the matter to the Deputy Superin- tendent. The issue escalated to Jhalawar SP Richa Tomar, leading to the head constable being put on line duty as an immediate measure. NCB Jodhpur unit intercepts Ganja worth `4.30 cr First India Bureau Jodhpur NCB Jodhpur Zonal Unit, in assistance with Police Commissionerate, Jodh- pur, successfully inter- cepted a Bolero Pick-up at Mogra Khurd. During op- eration, one individual, identified as Anil Kumar, was apprehended. Subse- quentsearchofvehicleled to discovery of 71 packets of Ganja. Further interro- gation led to revelation of additional contraband be- ing stored in Mangal Nagar. The combined sei- zure included approxi- mately 850 kg of Ganja, with an estimated market value of Rs 4 cr 30 Lakhs. `1,205crliquordrugs seizedduringMCCinRaj First India Bureau Jaipur Different enforcement agencies have seized drugs, liquor, precious metals, freebies and ille- gal cash since the begin- ning of March during the Lok Sabha general elec- tions in Rajasthan. Sei- zures worth more than Rs 1,205 crore have been made. Chief Electoral Of- ficer Praveen Gupta said that since March 1 till now, seizure worth more than Rs 1205 crore has been made in the state. He said that after the implementation of the Model Code of Conduct, the value of the items seized by the agencies since March 16 is more than Rs 1,100 crore. From March 1 till now, suspi- cious items and cash worth more than Rs 40 crore each have been seized in 12 districts of Rajasthan. He said that Rs 70.80 crore was seized in Sirohi district, Rs 68.59 crore in Jaipur, Rs 58.37 crore in Jhunjhunu, Rs 56.81 crore in Bhilwara, Rs 54.79 crore in Ganga- nagar, Rs 54.67 crore in Jodhpur,Rs53.79crorein Churu and Rs 44.47 crore in Barmer. DISTRICT WISE SEIZURE (AMOUNT IN RS CRORE) Sirohi 70.80 Jaipur 68.59 Jhunjhunu 58.37 Bhilwara 56.81 Ganganagar 54.79 Jodhpur 54.67 Churu 53.79 Barmer 44.47 CST SEIZES NARCOTICS WEAPONS, ARREST THREE TRAFFICKERS IN PRATAP NAGAR Jaipur: Under the direction of Additional Police Commissioner Kailash Bishnoi, a major opera- tion was executed by the Commissionerate Spe- cial Team in the Pratap Nagar area. The police success- fully apprehended three notorious traffickers involved in the illegal trade of narcotics and weapons. The police have arrested Rajesh Meena, Shabir Tanda, and Hani Meena. A substantial amount of smack, a country-made pistol, and live cartridges were recovered from the suspects. Additionally, the police seized a car from the traffickers. MAN HELD FOR STABBING WIFE’S BROTHER IN TONK Tonk: A man stabbed another with a knife injur- ing him seriously after a violent altercation during a wedding ceremony on Saturday in Lava village under Diggi police station of Malpura subdivision in Tonk district. The 2 were brother-in-laws seri- ously injured was referred to Jpr. Wajahat Akhtar ASSETS OF CRIMINALS INVOLVED IN DRUG TRAFFICKING FREEZED Sriganganagar: The police in Sriganganagar district undertook a major operation on Sunday under the special campaign. A team from the Suratgarh Police Station in Sriganganagar conducted raids against traffickers involved in the illegal drug trade, targeting substantial earnings. During the opera- tion, properties amassed through illicit earnings by Raj- pura Piparen resident alleged trafficker Navin Kumar, son of Magharam, were seized under NDPS Act. FI impact: 4 engineers served notice for failing to resolve plaints in PHED Shubham Jain Ajmer A sudden fire caused while cooking in a res- taurant in front of Ajmer Railway Station on Sun- day engulfed the nearby shops as well. The news of the fire led to a com- motion in the area. On receiving information, the fire brigade reached the spot and tried to con- trol the raging blaze. The fire brigade, ad- ministration and Clock Tower police station reached the spot and the blaze was controlled. Later, Assembly Speaker Vasudev Devnani also reached the spot and after taking stock of the situa- tion, directed the officials to get the matter probed. Restaurant fire in Ajmer engulfs nearby shops State reels under power crisis, people blame laxity of Discom officials Preparations begin for State Budget, suggestions invited First India Bureau Jaipur The state govt has initiat- ed preparations for the upcoming budget. To en- sure the modified budget is comprehensive and ad- dresses public needs ef- fectively, the government is inviting suggestions from general public. Citi- zens and organizations are encouraged to submit their suggestions by June 15. The Finance Dept has made a link available on its website where sugges- tions can be submitted. The govt urges all in- terested parties to visit the Finance Dept’s website and provide their input. This participatory ap- proach aims to create a budget that reflects the needs and aspirations of the community. First India Bureau Jaipur Attacking public repre- sentatives of Chittor- garh over erratic power supply, Begu MLA SureshDhakadsuggest- ed that if power supply of big industrial units was cut for four hours daily, the district would getuninterruptedpower supply for 24 hours. He said, “A three-day ulti- matum was also given to the electricity depart- ment officials and now we will sit on dharna in front of Collectorate.” In Jaipur, 132 KV Sirsi GSS shut due to tripping of 220 KV line in Phulera. Electricity supply was disrupted in SirsiBindayakaandsur- rounding areas. In Jais- almer, Discom officials could not fix faults in the line and there was a six-hour power cut. In Sirohi, due to ex- cessloadonDPinstalled in Sadulpura area, it got tripped. Despite com- plaints to the power de- partment officials, no investigation was done. In Dholpur, people protested by locking the GSS office. Winged visitors Herons in large numbers were seen on Mansagar Lake in Jaipur on Sunday. Also seen were pelican birds, which are migratory birds and come to India from Siberia and Eastern Europe for breeding food. In India, these birds live and breed in places like Kutch in Gujarat and Nelaptu in Andhra Pradesh in north- western regions. NAIM KHAN Idols, photos other worship materials being disposed off in presence of MLA Balmukund Acharya in Jaipur on Sunday. People protesting at GSS office in Dholpur on Sunday.
  • 3. RAJASTHAN 03 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Jaipur, Monday | May 27, 2024 FI TOON SHEKHAR Rajasthansizzlesundersevereheatwave The streets seem deserted during afternoon as residents refrain from commuting during the day because of extreme heat. NAIM KHAN First India Bureau Jaipur Rajasthan is currently ex- periencing the wrath of an intense heatwave, with the sun’s scorching rays causing severe dis- comfort across the state. The relentless heat from early morning has left people reeling under the oppressive condi- tions. The combination of extremely high tem- peratures and hot winds has disrupted daily life significantly. According to the MeT, there is no immediate re- lief in sight from the heatwave. The intense heat is expected to persist for the next few days, with temperatures pre- dicted to rise by one to two degrees Celsius. A red alert has been issued for 23 districts in state. A family covers themselves from scorching heat on Sunday afternoon in Jaipur. Maximum temperature of 50 degrees Celsius has reached for the first time in this summer season. According to the IMD, the average humidity level in most parts of the state has been recorded between 15-30%. EXTREME TEMPERATURES BATTER STATE, RED ALERT FOR 23 DISTRICTS TONK AND POKARAN VILLAGERS PROTEST AMID WATER CRISIS Residents of the Kalipaltan area in Tonk staged a road blockade to protest against water shortage. Frustrated by the lack of drinking water for several days, the locals gathered near Azimullah Bajaj’s well, blocking the road with vehicles. The Kotwali police arrived at the scene, attempting to per- suade the residents to clear the road. Officials from the PHED also reached the site and engaged in discussions with the agitated crowd. Meanwhile a severe water crisis has hit Lawan village in Pokaran, Jaisalmer, where residents have been without water supply for 10 to 15 days amidst extreme heat. In a desperate plea for water, villagers climbed the water tank and staged a sit-in protest in front of it. TWO PHED WORKERS SUFFER PARALYSIS DUE TO HEATWAVE in a severe turn of events, two em- ployees of PHED in Hindaun City have suffered paralysis due to the intense heatwave. Both employees have been admitted in critical condition to a private hospital in Jaipur, where they are currently receiv- ing treatment. The affected employees, Khem Singh Mali and Rajesh Sharma, were working at the Prahlad Kund Pump House and the Keshav Pura Tank, respectively. The paralysis struck them while they were on duty, attributed directly to the extreme heat condi- tions. ACE Ramniwas Mee- na inspected the Hindaun operations and issued directives to ensure that employees take necessary precautions while working in heatwave conditions. HEATWAVE KILLS 10 PEACOCKS IN LAKHERI OVER 500 HUNDRED BATS DEAD IN SALUMBAR DISTRICT Extreme heat has claimed the lives of 10 peacocks in Bundi’s Lakheri. Forest department team took the dead peacocks for post-mortem in Lakheri Veterinary Hospital where doctors stated that they died due to extreme heat and lack of water. Indergarh Forest Department Ranger Durgesh gave information about it. In Lasadia of Salumber, around 500 to 700 bats were found dead due to extreme heat in Nautapa under a banyan tree in front of a temple. Forester Babu Lal Sharma inspected the spot. Prima facie, it seems that the bats died due to extreme heat. HEATWAVE CLAIMS TWO LIVES ‘OFFICIALLY’: GOVT The state health department confirmed the death of a 40-year-old man due to a heat stroke on Sun- day. Moti Singh, a labourer in a marble factory in Roopangarh, fell sick while working on Saturday and was hospitalised. He was taken from CMC Roopangarh to Kis- hangarh Hospital where he was declared dead, the health dept said in a report issued on Sunday. In Bundi city, one Ashish Boyat, 26, a resident of Guru Nanak Colony, was found dead in his house. His family members have alleged that it was due to the heatwave but police are yet to confirm the cause of his death and are awaiting the autopsy report. Six gaming zones sealed due to lack of fire NoC JMC orders audit inspection of all gaming zones Shivendra Parmar, Bharat Dixit, Sunil Sihag, Gul Mohammad Jaipur/Sri Ganganagar/Kota Taking a lesson from the fire incident in Gujarat’s Rajkot, the Local Self Government Department of Rajasthan has issued an order for the inspection and rectification of secu- rity arrangements in all the game zones in state. If negligence in secu- rity arrangementsisfound inanygamezone,instruc- tions have been issued to take strict action against the concerned operator. According to the order, Commissioners and Ex- ecutive Officers of all the local bodies of the state will have to form teams as soon as possible to in- spect the game zones run- ning in their areas and monitor this entire work. Along with fire, other arrangements will have to be strengthened because a large number of people visit game zones especial- ly on weekends. In such a situation, it will be the re- sponsibility of the opera- tor to keep arrangements strong at such places. The dept has made it clear that playing with someone’s life for earning money will not be tolerated under any circumstances. JEE-Advanced Exam conducted amid issues in Jodhpur center All Haj flights to operate from Jaipur on time First India Bureau Jaipur The JEE-Advanced exam, crucial for admis- sion into IITs and other prestigious engineering institutions across India, was successfully con- ducted on Sunday. The exam took place in two shifts: the first from 9 AM to 12 PM, and the second from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. In Jodhpur, the JEE- Advanced exam was held at a center in Banad. However, the exam day was marred by several is- sues, leading to frustra- tion among students and their parents. Complaints arose about poor man- agement at the exam center, with parents ac- cusing the center of caus- ing undue stress and in- convenience. Technical difficulties, particularly server issues, caused significant de- lays. Parents voiced their discontent over the disor- ganized handling of the exam process. The provisional an- swer key for the exam will be released on June 2, with objections ac- cepted on June 2-3. First India Bureau Jaipur A decision was taken to operate all Haj flights from Jaipur after talks between airlines and the Haj Committee. The problems of the pilgrims were resolved due to the efforts of Haj Committee Chairman Amin Kagzi. LION Airlines had re- fused to operate flights from Jaipur. There was commotion in Rajasthan Haj House. Looking at the problem, Kagzi inter- vened and the matter was resolved. All Haj flights will operate from Jaipur. FILE JMCG SEALS SIX GAMING ZONES There are several gaming zones which do not have a fire NOC. Most gaming zones are running without JDA’s permission in shopping malls. Funberg at Man- sarovar, Let’s GO, Fun Factory at Durgapura, Backbone Game Zone, Masti Game Zone, Ozone E Sports Game Zone are to name a few. Municipal Corporation Greater’s fire depart- ment team took action on the gaming zone and sealed those that did not meet the standards. Action was taken at dif- ferent places, including Triton Mall. The depart- ment team inspected game zones in PVR, Fun Zone, Ahluwalia Mall in Kota. The teams conducted inspections under the direction of Chief Fire Officer Rakesh Vyas. Sarita Choudhary initiated the action in the presence of department chief Paras Jain. Daily grind for Narayan Singh Circle residents passersby BUSES CHOKING THE ROAD Growing number of buses due to increased demand and also unauthorised shops around the Narayan Singh Circle bus stand are adding to the chaos, causing daily traffic snarls along with extreme discomfort to nearby residents. SANTOSH SHARMA First India Bureau Jaipur Haphazard stoppage parking of buses near the Narain Singh Bus circle bus stand is not only eat- ing into the road space but is also a nightmare for thousands of resi- dents living in the vicin- ity and passerby. The problem is not a new one but a permanent solution does not seem to be in sight. The residents of the apartment at Narain singh circle complain of restriction and difficulty in movement almost 24 X 7 X 365 with the prob- lem aggravating during the festival timings. The buses – mostly private buses and lok parivahan buses pick up and drop the passengers somewhat at a distance from the Rajasthan roadways bus stand which is a hub for buses plying to and fro mainly for Delhi, Agra and oth- er parts of UP. They start picking up the passen- gers on the patch of road which is opposite to bhattarak ji ki nasiyan. “We are not allowed to pick up the passen- gers from the bus stand, ours’ is completely on- line booking, we pick up the passengers from there” said the driver of an e-bus plying between Jaipur and Agra. The majority of bus operators have started using parts of the tonk road near this bus stand as a parking bay and buses can be seen parked on this road which al- ready faces vast move- ment of traffic. The residents find it difficult to exit smoothly as often buses are parked outside the residential complex gate. We have already started taking the action, traffic police along with RTO are taking action jointly. Only the buses which are permitted are allowed to stop there. SAGAR, DCP TRAFFIC The residents have been facing this problem for long, it is difficult to make exit out of the apartment, we have been taking up this issue for long. We demand that a PCR should be stationed here unauthorised shops be removed AMOD LUHADIA, PRESIDENT CITY PULSE RESIDENTS WELFARE SOCIETY
  • 4. ladmir Putin appears far s t r o n g e r now than he did at any other time since Russia launched a full-scale inva- sion into Ukrainian terri- tory in February 2022. On the ground Russian troops are pushing hard into Ukrainian territory and have captured several vil- lages in the past two weeks alone. Plenty of other indi- cators, too, show Russia’s growing strength and sug- gest a future in which a Ukrainian, and western, defeat is becoming a more realistic possibility. On the domestic front, over the past year, Putin has faced down a mutiny by his erstwhile ally Yevg- eny Prigozhin, who was subsequently killed in a plane crash. His only other major opponent, Alexei Navalny, perished in a pe- nal colony in Russia’s far north earlier this year. After being re-elected to yet another term as Rus- sian president, Putin has also consolidated his alli- ances with Iran and North Korea, which supply Mos- cow with much-needed military equipment. This may not be the company of choice for a self-declared great power, but it keeps the Russian war machine well-oiled – in sharp con- trast to the problems that Ukraine has faced over the past six months with west- ern military aid. At the same time, Presi- dent Xi Jinping of China has reassured Putin of his continuing support during a high-profile state visit on May 16-17 2024. The seemingly strong bond be- tween Moscow and Bei- jing, and between Xi and Putin personally, also ap- pears to be more sustaina- ble than the relationships that Kyiv has with western capitals. Within the EU, Slovakia and Hungary have repeatedly set out their op- position to continued west- ern support for Ukraine. Russia’s offensive in the Kharkiv region, which be- gan on May 10 2024, has enabled Moscow to cap- ture several villages and drive some 10 kilometres deep into Ukraine. More than 10,000 people have been displaced amid con- stant Russian bombing and infantry assaults, adding pressure on already stretched humanitarian aid operations in the area and the city of Kharkiv in par- ticular, which already hosts 200,000 displaced people. Russian successes around Kharkiv come in the wake of territorial gains elsewhere along the 1,000km-long frontline over the past several months. While not a game changer in the Kremlin’s war of aggression against Ukraine, Moscow appears to have significant momen- tum behind its ground op- erations as Kyiv struggles to hold off Russian troops. Russian advances this year have all but wiped out the Ukrainian gains from last year’s counter offen- sive. While Russia has only captured one major town —Avdiivka — since it took Bakhmut a year ago, it has captured some 500 square kilometresofUkrainianter- ritory over recent months. As the Kremlin keeps up the pressure, Ukraine con- tinues to suffer from short- ages of weapons and am- munition even as more US supplies are finally begin- ning to reach the frontlines. Future western support for Ukraine is far less cer- tain than it seemed a year ago. Consequently, future- proofing aid for Ukraine is high on the agenda for Kyiv’s allies, especially with an eye to upcoming presidential and congres- sional elections in the US, where Trump and his sup- porters have suggested cutting off aid to Ukraine. President Joe Biden re- mains staunchly commit- ted to Kyiv for now, but it is far from certain that he will win a second term in November this year. WESTERN WAVERING The EU has managed to agree on a deal on how to use the profits from frozen Russian assets to support Ukraine. By contrast, G7 countries struggle to agree on how to finance ongoing support for Ukraine, espe- cially over the use of frozen Russian assets in the west. What appears as Rus- sia’s strength is, in part at least, Ukraine’s and the west’s weakness. While Russia has mercilessly struck targets across Ukraine for more than two years now, Kyiv has been constrained by the types of weapons and munitions supplied by the west and by the rules of engagement attached to these deliver- ies, such as where they can be used. This may slowly be changing with more arms deliveries now reach- ing Ukraine with fewer strings attached to how Kyiv can use them. The Kremlin has had no qualms in using convicts at the front and mobilising large numbers of young Russians for its war effort. Or in sacrificing their lives in holding off Ukraine’s counter-offensive last year and achieving its own ter- ritorial gains this year. By contrast, Ukraine only updated its mobilisa- tion laws in April, lower- ing the age of conscription from 27 to 25 years. This has yet to translate into tangible gains on the bat- tlefield in the form of fresh, well-trained and equipped troops. Putin makes his own de- cisions, almost completely unconstrained within his political regime. Buoyed by resources that Russia can muster domestically and source from his allies, he has been able to recover from strategic and tactical mistakes. What passes for strategy in the west is often no more than the best deal that can be agreed among 32 Nato and 27 EU mem- bers who all push and pull in different directions. SOURCE: THE CONVERSATION TOP TWEETS SPIRITUAL SPEAK All happiness in the material world has a beginning and an end, but happiness in Krishna is unlimited, and there is no end. BHAGAVAD GITA PUTIN’S DILEMMA Putin’s strength is relative, rather than absolute. And therein lie both a danger and an opportunity for Ukraine and the west. More muddling through by the west will make Putin look stronger than he is and could further increase the pro-Russian narrative of an unwinnable war for Ukraine and the west. But if Kyiv’s western allies finally muster the will to provide the resources Kyiv needs, the balance of power could decisively shift to Ukraine’s advantage. Putin makes his own decisions, completely unconstrained within his political regime. Russia can muster domes- tically source from his allies, he has been able to recover from strategic tactical mistakes. WhyPutinseemsstronger nowthanhewasayearago Onthedomesticfront,overthepastyear,Putinhas faceddownamutinybyhiserstwhileallyYevgeny Prigozhin,whowassubsequentlykilledinaplane crash.Hisonlyothermajoropponent,AlexeiNavalny, perishedinapenalcolonyinRussia’sfarnorth earlierthisyear.Afterbeingre-electedtoyetanother termasRussianPresident,Putinhasconsolidatedhis allianceswithIranNorthKorea,whichsupply Moscowwithmuch-neededmilitaryequipment IN-DEPTH HOLD YOUR PEACE NOW, DOUBTING THOMASES RISHI SUNAK IN TIGHT POLITICAL SPOT day after the Supreme Court refused to give any direction to the Election Commission of India, the poll body released data of absolute number of voters who exercised franchise in the first five phases. The much awaited disclosure is being hailed as a victory of transparency. The release of data came after the ECI was repeatedly questioned for the delay in uploading the information on its web- site. Motives were being attributed to the EC for not sharing the absolute numbers as political parties sus- pected foul play, which the Chief Election Commis- sioner Rajiv Kumar called “unfounded doubts on the electoral process”. In the beginning questions were raised about the purity of the electoral roll, then social media was flooded with mostly unconfirmed reports doubting EVMs, aimed at discrediting the voting machines. Some political parties repeated their demand for re- turn to ballot boxes. Later, doubts were cast over turnout data on voter turnout. With all the data out, doubting Thomases should now hold their peace. A s the UK gears up for the July 4 elections, the Conservative Party under Prime Minister Rishi Sunak faces a major political chal- lenge. The resignation of 78 Tory MPs, including high-profile figures like Michael Gove, Andrea Leadsom, former Prime Minister Theresa May, and Defence Minister Ben Wallace, casts a shadow over the Indian-origin Sunak’s leadership and the party’s electoral prospects. This mass exodus reflects inter- nal discontent and suggests a lack of confidence in the party’s direction and leadership. Sunak, at 44, brings a fresh and modern approach to the Conservative leadership. However, his efforts have been marred by economic challeng- es, although inflation has come down to 2.3 percent, and public discontent with aus- terity measures. These factors have eroded the party’s traditional support base and raised ques- tions about its ability to govern effectively. On the other hand, the Labour Party, led by Keir Starmer, ap- pears poised to capi- talize on the Con- servatives’ vulnera- bilities. Starmer has articulated a clear policy agenda focusing on economic rejuvenation, healthcare improvements, and social justice. La- bour’s readiness with concrete plans and a vision for the future positions it as a formidable contender. The Conservative Party’s internal turmoil, coupled with Labour’s robust policy framework, suggests that Sunak is indeed staring at a potential defeat. While nothing is certain in politics, the current indicators point towards a significant shift in the British voters’ preference, potentially heralding the return of the Labour Party government after 2010. The coming weeks will be crucial in determining whether Sunak can rally his party and stave off what appears to be an impending electoral setback. A Sunak, at 44, brings a fresh and modern approach to the Conservative leadership. However, his efforts have been marred by economic challenges, although inflation has come down to 2.3 percent V The incident of fire in a Delhi hospital is heartbreaking. My condolences are with the families of those who lost their lives in this tragedy. May God give them the strength to bear this sorrow. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured. Amit Shah (Modi Ka Parivar) @AmitShah Many congratulations to Payal Kapadia for becoming the first Indian filmmaker to win the Grand Prix award at #Cannes2024 for her film ‘All We Imagine as Light’ . Her unique storytelling has resonated with a global audience and puts the spotlight on Indian talent cinema. This is a big win for the nation will serve as a great inspiration for all the aspiring filmmakers. Piyush Goyal (मोोदीी काा परि�वाार)@PiyushGoyal PERSPECT VE 04 Jaipur, Monday | May 27, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia l Vol 5 l Issue No. 350 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. 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  • 6. INDIA 05 Jaipur, Monday | May 27, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia PTI New Delhi Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said the Naxal problem in the country will end in the next two-to-three years, and except for a small pocket in Chhattisgarh the whole country is now free from the menace. In an interview with PTI, Shah also said that there is no presence of the Maoists in the so- called Naxal corridor — from Pashupatinath to Tirupati. “Naxals were elimi- nated from all over the country. Once some peo- ple used to say about the Naxal corridor from Pashupatinath to Tiru- pati. Now, Jharkhand is completely free from Naxals. Bihar is com- pletely free. Odisha, Tel- angana and Andhra Pradesh are also com- pletely free. Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh are free,” he said. Shah said the Naxals were still operating in some pockets of Chhat- tisgarh and could not be eliminated there so far as there was a Congress government in the state in the last five years. He said since a BJP government has assumed power in the state five months ago, work to free Chhattisgarh from the Naxals has started. “I can tell you that in the next 2-3 years -- I am giving you an outer limit -- the country will be free from the Naxal prob- lems,” the Union Home Minister said. BJP LEADER PRAISES PRIME MINISTER ‘Record voter turnout reflects Modi’s new JK’ Jammu PTI he record- breaking turn- out in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections in all five con- stituencies is reflective of the new Jammu and Kashmir under PM Nar- endra Modi’s leadership, senior BJP leader Ravin- der Raina said on Sunday. Raina, the president of Jammu and Kashmir BJP, said his party is ful- ly prepared for the much awaited assembly elec- tions and expressed hope that the latest trend of voter turnout, especially in Kashmir Valley, would continue in the upcoming elections which will also cover local bodies. With the conclusion of voting in the Anantnag- Rajouri seat on Saturday, Jammu and Kashmir has registered an unprece- dented 58.11 per cent polling in its five parlia- mentary constituencies, which was highest in the past 35 years. Udhampur Lok Sabha seat was the first to go to polls on April 19, recording 68% turnout followed by Jam- mu which recorded 69.1% on April 26. Srinagar witnessed 38% polling on May 13 which was the second highest in 3 decades, while the Baramulla LS constituency registered an all time high voter turnout of 58.17% on May 20. Anantnag-Rajourirecord- ed around 53% polling. BJP supporters during a public meeting addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Lok Sabha elections, in Mirzapur, Sunday. PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, at Bansgaon in Gorakhpur district, Sunday. PTI T PTI Mirzapur Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday targeted the Samajwadi Party, saying it defamed Mir- zapur and turned the en- tire Uttar Pradesh and Purvanchal into “safe hideout” for the mafia. He also branded the op- position INDIA bloc as communal and casteist, and claimed they have decided to change the Constitution to give res- ervation to Muslims. Training his guns at the SP, he said people associ- ated with it have animos- ity with law and order. “People associated with SP have ‘36 ka an- kara’ (animosity) with law and order. The SP people used to release captured terrorists and SP government used to sus- pend police officials for catching terrorist,” Modi claimed while addressing a poll meeting here in support of NDA alliance partnerApna Dal’s candi- date from Mirzapur Lok Sabha seatAnupriya Patel andRobertsganjLokSab- ha seat Rinki Kol. “In SP government mafia was seen as a vote bank. But now Yogi Adi- tyanath government is taking forward my clean- liness drive,” Modi said. PTI Shimla Prime Minister Narendra Modiopenlyannounced during his rallies that he wouldtoppletheHimachal Pradesh government through corruption and use of money, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi claimed on Sunday. He was referring to Modi's Friday speech in Mandi during which he claimed that the state's Congress government would not last. Gandhi also accused Modi of increasing un- employment by helping people like Adani, fin- ishing small and medium businesses, through de- monetisation and imple- mentation of the GST. Gandhi also said the country does not want two kinds of soldiers and scrapping the Agnipath scheme will be the Con- gress' first priority once it comes to power. LS MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS z Cash, liquor, drugs worth Rs 95 crore seized during Lok Sabha polls in J-K z Voter turnout of 71 pc re- corded in Odisha’s six Lok Sabha seats, 42 assembly constituencies z BJP Candidate Arrested In Odisha For Allegedly Vandalising EVM z Stalin says DMK will ded- icate INDIA bloc’s victory in LS polls to Karunanidhi PM ‘openly announced’ he would topple Himachal govt, says RaGa Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu and others in Sirmaur, Sunday. PTI UnderSPpeoplelivedinfear; mafiaafraidofBJPrule:Modi Modi slams Oppn, saying it turned the entire UP into “safe hideout” for the mafia Oppn alliance will change Constitution, give reservation to Muslims. SP, Cong families turned Purvanchal into region of mafia, poverty, helplessness. INDIA Bloc standing together in looting reservation of SC, ST. PM’S TOP QUOTES ANI Mirzapur Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that he grew up washing cup plates and serving tea, adding that the relation- ship between Modi and tea is very deep. “I grew up washing cups and plates as a child. I have grown up serving tea. The relationship be- tween Modi and tea is also very deep,” PM Modi said while address- ing a rally here today. “No one wants to waste their vote on SP. No one will vote for someone who is drowning. The common man will vote only for the one whose government is certain to be formed. The country hascometoknowthepeo- ple of the INDI alliance very well. These people are deeply communal. These people are extreme casteists.Thesepeopleare extreme familyists. Whenever their govern- mentisformed,thesepeo- ple take decisions on this basis,” he added. Slamming Akhilesh Yadav, the PM said that there are so many prom- ising people in the Yadav community but he (Akh- ilesh) gave tickets only to his family members. GREW UP WASHING CUPS AND PLATES AS A CHILD: PM MODI AT MIRZAPUR RALLY BJP supporters during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Mirzapur. PTI Naxalproblemwillbeoverin next2-3years,saysAmitShah Home Minister Amit Shah being garlanded during a public meeting for the Lok Sabha election, in Sasaram on Sunday. ANI “IT’S RAGA, WHO ENJOYS VACATIONS, VS PM WHO CELEBRATES DIWALI WITH JAWANS” New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday asserted that the ongoing Lok Sabha polls were a choice between Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who celebrated Diwali among Armymen, and Congress leader Rahul Gan- dhi who “rushes abroad for vacations whenever the weather becomes uncomfortable”. He also said that unlike Gandhi, who was “born with a silver spoon”, Modi has worked hard to reach the top, coming from an “ati pichhda (extremely backward class) family” and selling tea at one point of time to make ends meet. He charged the opposition parties with having been opposed to the construction of the Ram temple which finally took place with Modi at the helm. MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS Home Minister said that there is no presence of the Maoists in the Naxal corridor BJP President JP Nadda with Bihar Deputy CM Samrat Chaudhary being garlanded during a public meeting, Sunday. PTI Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi with others during 'Nari Nyay Sammelan' as part of campaign for LS elections, in Patiala. PTI PTI Arrah/Jehanabad BJP president JP Nadda on Sunday credited his party with providing a “mazboot” (strong) gov- ernment, under PM Nar- endra Modi, which was capable of penetrating Pakistan’s borders to de- stroy terrorist hideouts. In contrast, the former Union minister charged, the Congress-led UPA government that got vot- ed out in 2014 was “ma- jboor, kamzor aur apang” (helpless, weak and crippled). Addressing election rallies in Bihar, Nadda mocked the UPAfor hav- ing sent “dossiers to Pa- kistan when the nation was rattled by terrorist attacks sponsored from across the border”. PTI Fatehgarh Sahib Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday lashed out at the BJP-led Centre, asking why there is no prosperity in the lives of people if the country’s economy is growing at a rapid pace. Addressing her first poll rally in Punjab, she also accused PM Naren- draModiof“speakinglies and making hollow prom- iseswiththepubliconlyto capture power.” Attacking the Modi government, she said 70 crore youth are unem- ployed in the country and unemployment is the highest in 45 years. She said 30 lakh posts are vacant in the govern- ment sector under the Modi regime. “Modi’s ‘mazboot’ govt replaced ‘majboor’ UPA” “No progress in lives of people under BJP govt” PTI Chandigarh Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sun- day took a dig at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying he had heard about “work from home” but it is the first time that he is hearing of “work from jail”. S i n g h said, “Here, AAP is the ruling party. You don’t need to be told much about what kind of work it is doing.” “There is also an AAP government in Delhi. But theAAPleader was jailed in the liquor scam,” Sin- gh, said referring to Ke- jriwal’s arrest in a mon- ey-laundering case linked to the alleged ex- cise policy scam. The defence minister said he thinks every leader should have the moral courage to resign from their post if they face any allegation until being cleared of the charges. This is morality, he said. “AAP leader Kejriwal was jailed in the liquor scam. Even after that, he says he will continue to occupy the chief minis- ter’s post. He says he will work from jail,” Singh said. The Supreme Court granted AAP supremo Kejriwal interim bail till June 1, the last day of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections, and directed him to surrender and go back to jail on June 2. ”We know about work from office, I have heard about work from home but this is the first time I am hearing about work from jail,” Singh said in a dig at the Delhi CM. Defence minister takes a dig at AAP leader over his arrest Heard of work from home, first time hearing about work from jail: Rajnath slams Kejriwal “COUNTRY'S FREEDOM, CONSTITUTION IN DANGER”: DELHI CM TARGETS BJP Chandigarh: Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday attacked the BJP, saying the country's freedom, Consti- tution and democracy are in danger and called upon Punjabis to once again be at the forefront to save the nation. The AAP leader said the people of Punjab played a big role in the country's freedom movement. So many sacrificed their lives for the sake of freedom. Today, our country's freedom, Constitution and democracy is in danger, he said. Arvind Kejriwal sought support of the people of Punjab and said that they need to come forward and be at forefront in the fight to save the Constitution, democracy and freedom in this country. z UCC, ‘One Nation, One Election’ to be imple- mented in next term: Home Minister Amit Shah z Cannot be a more attractive scheme, ag- niveers guaranteed government jobs: Amit Shah
  • 7. INDIA 06 Jaipur, Monday | May 27, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Agar Malwa: Police in Madhya Pradesh’s Agar Malwa district have registered a case against a prison guard for alleg- edly sexually exploiting a 22-year-old man fac- ing trial for raping a mi- nor, an official said on Sunday.The inmate is facing trial for allegedly raping a minor. Jail guard booked for sexual exploitation of undertrial in MP Thiruvananthapuram: Around 100 birds, rab- bits and fish were killed as a fire engulfed a pet shop at Neeramankuzhy early Sunday morning. They said that some pets were saved after the fire brigade extin- guished the blaze at the pet shop owned by a person named Shibin. Fire engulfs pet shop in Kerala, killing around 100 birds IN BRIEF Mumbai: A Mumbai court on Sunday extend- ed till May 29 the police custody of Bhavesh Bhinde, director of the advertising firm which had installed a hoarding that collapsed in Ghat- kopar area and claimed 17 lives. M/S Ego Me- dia Pvt Ltd, the advertis- ing firm of Bhinde, managed the giant hoarding that collapsed on a petrol pump during a dust storm and rains on May 13. He was ar- rested in Udaipur, Ra- jasthan, on May 16 and brought to the city. Ad firm director’s custody extended DESPITE TOUCHING THE PEAK, NEED TO BE CAUTIOUS ven before the Lok Sabha elec- tionresults,BSE and NSE indices have reached new records, but despitethis,tradersaread- vising investors to be cau- tious about new invest- ments. The reason for this advice is that the market is assuming that the govern- ment will once again take oath under the leadership ofNarendraModi,butthis time if the slogan of cross- ing400isnotfulfilledthen the important decisions that the government has to take will be affected, which can also become a reason for the fall in the market. The clouds of doubt regarding the mon- soon, which is considered the pivot of the Indian economy, have now been cleared. The Indian Mete- orological Department estimates that this time the monsoon rains in the country will be normal. The intense heat in North India in the month of May has also confirmed these estimates in a way. The only factor affecting the stock market now is the election results to be de- clared on June 4, in which how many seats the NDA gets and what is the posi- tion of BJPalone in it, that will affect the movement of the stock market. Ex- perts are still firm on the fact that whatever be the election result, whichever government is formed, it willdefinitelymakeefforts throughpositivepoliciesto give impetus to the coun- try’s economy, which will only be auspicious for the Indian stock market. After the trading ses- sion ended on Friday, there was an increase of 1493.36 points (2.02%) in the BSE index last week and the BSE index closed at 75410.39 points, while the NSE Nifty index improved by 491.00 points (2.19%) and it closed at 22957.10 points. Last week, the special thing was that the BSE in- dex achieved the success of reaching a record point of 75636.50 points and a Nifty index of 23026.40, but due to profit booking, the market declined from its highest level. Midcap and smallcap indices were also not untouched by the ongoing bullishness in the market, but it is a different matter that the scope of their rise was weaker than that of the basic index. A major reason for the rise in the stock market is the surplus of Rs 2.11 lakh crore given to the govern- ment by the Reserve Bank of India.Talking about the bullion market, this week there was a good improve- ment in the bullion market on the strength of the de- mand coming out in the international markets and there was a significant rise in the prices of gold and silver, but on Wednesday itself, the euphoria of the rise in gold and silver sub- sided and the period of decline in metals started which continued till Sat- urday. Comparatively, while gold prices fell by Rs 2400 per 10 grams this week, silver prices de- clined by Rs 250 per kg and the price of 24 carat gold in Jaipur decreased from Rs 76,000 per ten grams to Rs 73,600 per ten grams and silver fell from Rs 92,100 per kg to Rs 91,850 per kg. Traders say that the reason for weakness in gold prices is the contraction of the fu- tures market, while profit booking is going on in silver. Traders believe that since there is an im- proving trend in the met- al, there is a possibility of further improvement in the prices of gold and sil- ver soon, but the sub- scription in the market is very weak. Regarding the market trend this week, traders say that there will be ups and downs in the market and in such a situation in- vestors need to remain cautious. This week, the monthly cut of the futures market is to take place, which is expected to have an impact on both the in- dex and the stock market. Traders still believe that due to the ongoing fluc- tuations in the market, in- vestors will get many op- portunities to make new investments till June 4. (This is the personal opin- ion of the author. The author, his family members and ac- quaintances may have invest- ments in the companies men- tioned in the article.) E Vimal Kothari Associate Editor, First India News Senior Journalist Cyclonic storm Remal: Tripura govt issues red alert in four districts Commuters taking cover under umbrella cross road during rain, ahead of cyclone Remal’s landfall, in Kolkata, Sunday. PTI Agartala The Tripura govt on Sun- day issued a red alert in four districts — South, Dhalai, Khowai, and West — in the wake of severe cyclonic storm ‘Remal’ which is likely to make landfall between Bangladesh and adjoin- ingWest Bengal coasts by midnight. “On Sunday, the CS convened a meet- ing of the state executive committee of disaster management with all stakeholders to review the preparedness for ‘Remal’. Thunderstorms with lightning, squally winds reaching speeds of 60 kmph, gusting to 70 kmph FOUR ODISHA DISTRICTS TO RECEIVE HEAVY RAINFALL, PREPS REVIEWED The Met department has issued heavy rainfall warning for four districts of Odi- sha in the wake of Cyclone Remal approaching the coast. Under its impact, heavy rainfall of 7 to 11 cm has been predicted for Bhadrak, Balasore, Kendrapara and Mayurb- hanj districts. Special Relief Com- missioner (SRC) Satyabrata Sahu reviewed the preparations made by the collectors of the four districts in view of the warning, officials said. IMD PREDICTS HEAVY RAIN TILL MAY 29, ISSUES YELLOW ALERT IN KERALA, FISHERMEN WARNED AIR, RAIL, ROAD TRAFFIC HIT IN BENGAL Kerala: The (IMD) on Sunday predicted that heavy rains will continue in Kerala till May 29 and also issued a ‘yellow alert’ in Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Ernakulam districts. The IMD said that thun- derstorms accompanied by gusty winds reaching speeds of 30-40 kmph are likely to occur in some places in Kerala on Sunday. IMD has warned the fishermen not to venture into the sea till further notice. Kolkata: The impending landfall of severe cyclone Remal has led to signifi- cant disruptions in air, rail, and road transportation in Kolkata and other parts of South Bengal on Sunday. AGARTALA CANCELS FLIGHT ARRIVALS TILL TOMORROW MORNING Agartala: Flight operations between Kolkata and Agartala have been suspended and all arrivals from Kolkata have been cancelled till tomorrow morning as cyclonic storm “Remal” intensifies over the Bay of Bengal. Accord- ing to airport authorities in Agartala, all flight arrivals from Kolkata to the city have been cancelled till 9 am on May 27. “All flights arriving from Kolkata to Agartala are cancelled till 0900 hrs on 27 May 2024. Passengers are being informed by the concerned airlines. Other flights arriving from Delhi, Bangalore, and Guwahati are operating normally. LtGuvdirectsforinquiryinhospfire Agencies New Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena on Sunday directed Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar to “institute an inquiry” into the east Delhi chil- dren’s hospital blaze that left seven newborns dead. “Have asked the chief secretary to institute an inquiry into the tragic in- cidents of fire in chil- dren’s hospital in Delhi. Also instructed CP(com- missioner of police) to ensure all that is need- ful,” Saxena said in a post on X. At least 7 babies died in a massive fire at the Baby Care New Born Hosp HEART-BREAKING: RAHUL GANDHI ON DEATHS OF NEWBORNS CULPRITS WILL NOT BE SPARED: DELHI MINISTER A forensic expert collects samples from site of the fire at the New Born Baby Care Hospital, in east Delhi, Sunday. HEART-RENDING: PM MODI CONDOLES DEATHS IN DELHI CHILDREN HOSPITAL FIRE New Delhi: After a fire at a Delhi hospi- tal claimed lives of seven newborns, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday described the inci- dent as “heart-breaking” and prayed for the early recovery of the injured children. “The news of the death of many newborn babies due to fire in a Baby Care Hospital in Delhi is extremely heart- breaking. My deepest con- dolences to all the grieving parents and relatives,” he said in a post in Hindi on X. New Delhi: After seven newborns lost their lives in a tragic fire incident at a New Born Baby Care Hospital in Delhi's Vivek Vihar, Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj assured of strict action in the case. According to the officials, 12 children were rescued from the incident site where one was already dead before the fire call was made. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the fire tragedy at a hospital in east Delhi is heart-rending, and his thoughts are with the bereaved families in this incredibly difficult time. The officials of the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) said the blaze broke out at the Baby Care New Born Hospital at around 11:30 pm on Saturday and soon spread to two other adjacent buildings. ”The fire tragedy at a hospital in Delhi is heart-rending. My thoughts are with the bereaved families in this in- credibly difficult time. I pray that those injured recover at the earliest,” PM Modi said in a post on X. YogihailsModi’svision, promisesprosperityforall Inararemove,govtgrantsone monthextensiontoArmyChief Debris being removed from game zone site in Rajkot on Sunday. PTI Mirzapur (UP) People are witnessing the emergence of a new India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it is on the path of becoming a superpow- er, Uttar Pradesh Chief MinisterYogiAdityanath on Sunday. At a poll meeting for Mirzapur Lok Sabha can- didate Anupriya Patel and Robertsganj parliamentary seat nominee Rinki Kol, the BJP leader said that in the past 10 years, India has secured its borders and achieved new milestones of development. “Welfare schemes for the poor have been implemented with themottoof‘SabkaSaath, Sabka Vikas’,” he said. Agencies New Delhi In a rare move, the gov- ernment on Sunday an- nounced extendingArmy Chief Gen Manoj Pan- de’s tenure by one month, days before his superan- nuation. Gen Pande was to retire from service on May 31. The Appoint- ments Committee of the Cabinet approved one month’s extension in service, defence minis- try said. The extension to Gen Pande came near- ly five decades after the then Indira Gandhi-led government extended the tenure ofArmy Chief Gen GG Bewoor by one year in April 1974. Gen Bewoor retired on May 31, 1975. Before Gen Bewoor, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw was given an extension in view of the victory in the 1971 war. “The Appointments Committee of Cabinet on May 26 approved the ex- tension in service of Chief of the Army Staff Gen Manoj C Pande for a period of one month, be- yond his normal age of superannuation (May 31) that is up to June 30 un- der Rule 16 A (4) of the Army Rules 1954,” the defence ministry said. Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, currently serv- ing as the Vice Chief of Army Staff, is the senior-most official af- ter Gen Pande. Bodies burnt beyond recognition in Rajkot fire, DNA samples collected PTI Rajkot DNA samples have been collected to identify those who died yesterday in the massive fire at a gaming zone in Gujarat’s Rajkot, said a top police officer. At least 28 people, in- cluding nine children, died in the fire at the gam- ing zone, which did not have a fire license. “The bodies are charred beyond recogni- tion, and we have com- pleted the process of col- lecting the DNA samples of the bodies and the relatives who have claimed them so that the identity of the deceased can be established,” said (ACP) Vinayak Patel. Army defuses 3 bombs planted on road in Manipur Agencies New Delhi Three (IEDs) were de- fused by the army in Ma- nipur’s Imphal East dis- trict, a defence spokesper- son said today. The IEDs were found concealed on the road connecting Non- gdam and Itham villages, 46 km apart. The section of the road where the IEDs were found is closer to Maphou dam and Non- gdam village. DELHI HOSPITAL FIRE GAMING ZONE HAD SINGLE EXIT, STORED 3,500 LITRES OF FUEL FOR GENERATORS, GO-KARTING Rajkot: The massive fire at a gaming zone in Rajkot which resulted in the death of 27 people, including 9 children, has raised serious questions about the safety standards at the facility. Officials said that the amuse- ment centre was operating without a (NOC) for fire clearance and also had just one exit. The gaming zone, called TRP, was packed with visitors due to a weekend discount offer with tickets priced at just Rs 99. It is suspected that the fire might have started due to a short circuit, but officials said that the exact cause will be known only after a probe. PM Narendra Modi during a public meeting for Lok Sabha elections, in Mirzapur, Sunday. Yogi Adityanath, Keshav Prasad Maurya, Anupriya Patel others are also seen. STOCK MARKET ANALYSIS
  • 8. Jaipur, Monday | May 27, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia 07 AT CANNES 2024 Best year yet for Indian filmmakers with 3 wins PTI Cannes t was a triple feat for Indian talent at the 2024 Cannes Film Festi- val with Payal Kapadia’s “All We Imagine As Light”,“SunflowersWere the First Ones to Know” by FTII student Chidan- anda S Naik, andAnasuya Sengupta of “The Shame- less” fame winning major awards in each of the three competitive sections of the prestigious gala. The 77th edition of Cannes, which concluded on Saturday, was un- doubtedly the best year for the country which found space at the fest through eight Indian, or India-themed, films. Kapadia, an alumna of the Film Television In- stitute of India (FTII), charted history by becom- ing the first Indian film- maker to win the Grand Prix award for “All We Imagine as Light”. “Thank you, Cannes Film Festival for having ourfilmhere.Pleasedon’t wait 30 years to have an- other Indian film,” she said in her speech. The movie earned the honour, the second-most prestig- ious prize of the gala after the Palme d’Or, which went toAmerican director Sean Baker for “Anora”. “All We Imagine as Light”, a Malayalam- Hindi feature starring Kani Kusruti, Divya Prabha and Chhaya Kad- am, revolves around three women in Mumbai who go on a road trip to a beach town. Payal Kapadia, second from left , winner of the grand prize for ‘All We Imagine as Light,’ poses with Divya Prabha, from left, Chhaya Kadam and Kani Kusruti at the 77th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday. PTI India shine at Cannes Film Festival, with Payal, Chidananda, and Anasuya winning major awards. Kapadia’s ‘All We Imagine As Light’ makes history as the first Indian film in 30 years to be showcased in the main competition. I Agencies Washington President Joe Biden reit- erated that he does not intend to send American soldiers to Ukraine, while praising US leader- ship in the world -- im- plicitly responding to ac- cusations of weakness made by Republican ri- val Donald Trump. “There are no Ameri- can soldiers at war in Ukraine. I’m determined to keep it that way, but we are standing strong with Ukraine, and we will stand with them,” said the Democrat, ad- dressing the graduating class of the prestigious West Point Military Academy. Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom he described as “a brutal ty- rant,” was “certain that NATO would fracture” after he invaded his East European neighbor in February 2022, Biden said. “Instead, the greatest defense alliance in the history of the world is stronger than ever,” he said. Last month, US law- makers passed a long- delayed $61 billion mili- tary aid deal for Kyiv after months of squab- bling in Congress as Ukrainian forces suffered setbacks on the battle- field due to ammunition and funding shortages. “Determined”tonotsendAmerican soldierstoUkraine:PrezJoeBiden Washington: Presidential candidate Donald Trump was booed and heckled by many in a raucous audience at the Libertarian National Convention, a marked change from the adulation he receives at rallies from his fervently loyal supporters. Libertarians, who believe in limited government and individual freedom, blame Trump for rushing through the creation of a COVID-19 vaccine when he was president and for not doing more to stop public health restrictions on the unvaccinated during the pandemic. When Trump took to the stage, there were loud boos and jeers. Ukraine Prez Volodymyr Zelenskiy, urges Biden Chinese leader Xi Jinping to join peace summit on Sunday. “SHOULD’VE TAKEN A BULLET”: DONALD TRUMP BOOED, HECKLED BY CROWD AT A RALLY IN US Agencies Gaza City (Israel) At least 10 people, in- cluding children, were killed in Gaza on Sunday after a drone strike hit the school they were shelter- ing, CNN reported, citing local health workers. TheAl-Nazla school in Saftawawy, on the out- skirts of Jabaliya, was be- ing used as a temporary shelter by people fleeing violence when the drone strike took place. An eyewitness, Saleh Al-Aswad from Jabaliya, said that his son-in-law is undergoing treatment for injuries suffered during the attack. He added that a “man making bread for his children, thinking this was a safe space,” was killed along with his daughter, Afnan, and his son, Mohamed.The news of the strike comes at a time when United Na- tions agencies have warned that the humani- tarian situation continues to deteriorate. At least 10 people, including kids die in drone strike in Gaza: Report Cyclone Remal hits Bangladesh as over 8 lakh people evacuated PTI Dhaka Bangladesh has begun evacuating millions of people ahead of Cyclone Remal, which is expected to bring winds as fast as 130 kmph when it makes landfall. The cyclonic storm in the Bay of Ben- gal is poised to cross the country’s coastlines be- tween Sunday evening and midnight, Xinhua news agency reported. Bangladesh Meteoro- logical Department on Sunday warned of the danger of flooding, land- slides and a storm surge. The great danger signal No. 10 has been sounded for the country’s coastal districts and seaports, where fishing boats, trawlers and maritime vessels have been advised to remain in shelter till further notice. High tide waves crash at the Someshwara beach, Ullala, Mangaluru city on Sunday. PTI Agencies Bamako Over 20 civilians were killed in an attack in cen- tral Mali on Saturday, a local official said on Sunday. The attack targeted a village in the Circle of Bankass in Mopti region - one of several areas in Mali’s north and centre where jihadist groups linked to al Qaeda and Islamic State have been waging an insurgency since 2012. Bankass Mayor Mou- laye Guindo said uni- dentified armed assail- ants attacked villagers on their way to work their fields. “Yesterday we count- ed 19 deaths but today it is more than 20,” he said via telephone.  President Zelenskiy appealed to US Prez Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Sunday to attend his peace summit as Ukraine struggles to stave off unre- lenting attacks by Russia in its 27-month-old invasion.  The historic trial of Donald Trump enters its final act Tuesday, with closing arguments to the jury who must then decide whether to hand down the first- ever criminal conviction of a former US president.  Ukraine hopes to host as many countries as pos- sible at Kyiv-led talks in Switzerland next month aimed at uniting global opinion on how to halt the war and piling pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has not been invited. OTHER MAJOR HIHGLIGHTS Over 20 killed in attack on central Mali village PTI Chennai Mitchell Starc was magi- cal. Andre Russell was mesmerising. Gautam Gambhir remained stoic. Shah Rukh Khan hid his emotions behind a mask. Those contrasting pic- tures vividly conveyed Kolkata Knight Riders’ annihilation of Sunrisers Hyderabad in a lopsided final to bag their third Indian Premier League title here on Sun- day. In a season of start-to- finish domination, KKR’s bowling unit was inch perfect leaving Sun- risers in a shambles while bowling them out for a paltry 113 in 18.3 overs. It was the tourna- ment’s lowest-ever sum- mit clash score. KKRCROWNEDCHAMPIONS KKRCROWNEDCHAMPIONS The Shreyas Iyer-led side beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in a high-octane final. Notably, KKR clinched their third title, having earlier won in 2012 and 2014 OTHER MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS  KKR skipper Shreyas became the first-ever player to lead multiple sides to IPL finals.  Before joining the Knight Riders, Shreyas was a part of Delhi Capitals’ steup. In 2020, the Capitals reached their first-ever final under the leadership of Shreyas.  As per ESPNcricinfo, eight of the 10 highest IPL were recorded in 2024. Notably, SRH and KKR occupy the top four spots in this regard.  Only two other seasons have recorded more than 1,000 sixes - 1,124 in 2023 and 1,062 in 2022.  In 2024, the 1,000-six mark was breached in the 57th game, the fastest in this regard. This achievement took a record 13,079 balls to be unlocked.  The 2024 IPL season saw as many as 14 centuries, the most in a season.  Jos Buttler (2), Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Suryakumar Yadav, B Sai Sudharsan, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Travis Head, Rohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli were centurions. Kolkata Knight Riders players celebrate their victory in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 final cricket match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai, Sunday. PTI Actor and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) co-owner Shah Rukh Khan with others celebrates his team’s victory in Chennai, Sunday.
  • 9. Aishwary Pradhan Jaipur CM Bhajan Lal Sharma kicked off his Sunday with a stroll in Central Park, mingling with lo- cals and discussing com- munity initiatives. He emphasised the state government’s efforts in providing relief to both people and wildlife, urg- ing citizens to contribute by ensuring water avail- ability for animals and birds. Sharma also ad- vised restraint in outdoor activities and mindful eating habits. Post-walk, Sharma shared tea with locals at a Chaura Rasta shop, settling the bill digitally as he departed. Accom- panying him were Min- ister of State for Home Jawahar Singh Bedham, Deputy Mayor Puneet Karnavat, and others. CM Sharma in a re- cently held BJP’s organi- sational meeting, had instructed the party offi- cials and workers to in- tensify various efforts under the ‘Seva Hi San- gathan’ campaign.’ to provide water to people by installing Pyaus, set up‘parindas’ for birds to help them beat the heat. First India Bureau Merta City On Sunday, Deputy Chief Minister Prem- chand Bairwa toured Merta, receiving a warm welcome from local BJP leaders. Speaking with the media, Bairwa confi- dently asserted that the BJP will secure all 25 Lok Sabha seats in Ra- jasthan. He underscored the government’s com- mitment to resolving electricity and water is- sues, highlighting con- stant communication be- tween the Chief Minister, officials, and public rep- resentatives to ensure smooth operations. Bairwa pledged zero tolerance towards any form of disorder. He also announced the promo- tion of union government welfare schemes through a dedicated ‘rath’ (chari- ot), emphasising signifi- cant reductions in cook- ing gas cylinder prices, providing relief to pub- lic. Efforts are underway to ensure eligible benefi- ciaries receive their due benefits. He highlighted wheat MSP benefits, fuel price cuts for farmers. REVIEWING PROGRESS ‘Ensure better civic amenities for Jaipurites’ Dr Rituraj Sharma Jaipur S Sudhansh Pant while re- viewing pro- jects, pre-monsoon preps, encroachment status, emphasised col- lective efforts for Jaipur’s cleanliness, beauty, and citizen well-being. He stressed improved civic facilities, coordination among depts like JDA, Municipality, and Traffic Police for efficient trans- port. He asked officers to focus on peak hour traffic improvement and en- hancing e-challan system effectiveness. Unauthor- ised parking crackdown, promoting mechanised parking, prompt action against encroachments were stressed during the meet. Pant also urged quicker e-filing disposal and planned intensive monsoon plantation and flood protection. IT utili- sation for online govern- ment services delivery was encouraged. CS Sudhansh Pant chairs a review meeting of depts of UDH, Traffic Police, and District Administration at Secretariat on Sunday. T Ravikanth, Biju George Joseph and Manju Rajpal are also seen. C 08 A good leader becomes a great leader when he learns to empathise with others, that is the key! Dr Jagdeesh Chandra, CMD Editor-in-Chief THOUGHT OF THE DAY Postal Reg No. JPC/004/2022-24 Jaipur, Monday | May 27, 2024 www.firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia Restrainoutdooractivitiyeat mindfullyduringsummers:CM CM during his interaction, urges the local people to provide water for animals and birds in summers In a recent meeting, CM urged officials to intensify relief efforts for people birds through ‘Seva Hi Sangathan’ drive First India Bureau Gwalior Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma arrived in Gwalior on Sunday after- noon to pay his respects. He offered condolences at the Scindia Residence, Jai Vilas Palace, follow- ing the demise of the mother of Union Minis- ter Jyotiraditya Scindia. CM Sharma expressed profound sorrow at the passing of Rajmata Mad- havi Raje on May 15th. He extended heartfelt condolences to the be- reaved family and con- soled the grief-stricken relatives. The solemn oc- casion witnessed digni- taries and well-wishers gathering to pay their respects and offer solace to the Scindia family in their moment of loss. The Chief Minister’s pres- ence underscored the sig- nificance of the somber event, marking a moment of unity and shared mourning. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma enjoys ‘special Kulhad tea’ while interacting with locals at a tea shop situated at Chaura Rasta in Jaipur on Sunday. Jawahar S Bedham, Puneet Karnawat others are seen. Dr Prem Chand Bairwa being welcomed by MLA Lakshman Ram Meghwal and others upon his arrival in Merta City on Sunday. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma makes digital payment after enjoying tea at a local shop situated at Chaura Rasta in Jaipur on Sunday. Puneet Karnawat and others are also seen. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma pays tributes to Rajmata late Madhavi Raje Scindia at Jai Vilas Palace in Gwalior on Sunday. CM Bhajan Lal Sharma offers his condolences to Union Min, Jyotiraditya Scindia on the demise of his mother, Rajmata late Madhavi Raje Scindia at Jai Vilas Palace in Gwalior on Sunday. CMpaystributestolateMadhaviRajeScindia inGwalior,extendscondolencestoJyotiraditya Traffic Police needs to prioritise traffic management on major routes during peak hours, ensuring smooth commuting for the public. Effectiveness of e-challan system be enhanced through coordination among transport and IT departments and ensuring monthly Traffic Control Board meetings. Use of mechanised parking should be promoted. SUDHANSH PANT, CHIEF SECRETARY BJP will sweep 25 Lok Sabha seats in Raj, asserts Dr Bairwa Birdhouses will be installed on trees to save birds, says Birla Gehlot urges state govt to adopt measures to tackle heat wave crisis Devnanitoinauguratetwo-day trainingprogrammeforMLAstoday Bhanwar S Charan Kota In a pioneering move aimed at safeguarding birds from the adversi- ties of scorching heat, monsoon, and winter, Kota has initiated a re- markable project. Bird- houses are being in- stalled on the city’s trees, equipped with feeders and water facili- ties, to ensure avian wel- fare. On Sunday, LS Speaker Om Birla kick- started this campaign with community partici- pation by inaugurating birdhouses at Guru Gob- ind Singh Park in Dadabadi. Birla empha- sised the necessity of providing safe havens for birds during extreme weather conditions. The goal is to encourage community engagement to provide shelter, suste- nance, and hydration to our feathered friends. Yogesh Sharma Jaipur On the initiative of Ra- jasthanAssembly Speak- er Vasudev Devnani, a two-day special training program will be organ- ised in the Assembly from today to update the Assembly officers in leg- islative work. Devnani will inaugurate this ori- entation program, and Principal Secretary of the Assembly Mahavir Pras- ad Sharma will outline the objectives of the pro- gramme. Devnani mentioned that at the beginning of 16th Assembly, an awareness programme was organised for MLAs to inform them aboutAs- sembly rules. Now ex- perts will update officials on legislative work, and boosting efficiency. SESSIONS TO BE HELD DURING 2-DAYS z Sessions featuring lec- tures by subject experts on the role of Assembly in following the best tra- ditions and prerogatives of legislatures. z Former LS Secretariat Gen Secy, PDT Achar- ya, to address Assembly committee effectiveness. Subject expert Chakshu Roy to discuss Assem- bly’s role in law drafting. z Manas Gubbi will cover budget provisions Sim- narjyot Kaur will inform about best traditions of State Legislatures. First India Bureau Jaipur Amid the scorching heat, former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot reminisced about the 90s on Sunday. He wrote on X that dur- ing that time, heatwave patients were given relief by lowering their tem- perature with ice blocks. He also appealed to the public to leave their homes only when neces- sary and urged the gov- ernment to make com- prehensive arrangements to address the heatwave issues. “I remember that once in the 1990s, the temper- ature at some places in Rajasthan had crossed 50 degrees Celsius. Even then, there were casual- ties due to heat stroke. Ice blocks were brought to hospitals for the treat- ment of heat stroke, and the temperature in the wards was reduced to treat it,” he said. Gehlot urged the gov- ernment to make com- prehensive arrangements to deal with heat-related problems. Ashok Gehlot attends the ‘Antim Ardas’ of the late mother of Maninder Singh Bagga at Gurdwara Sahib Guru Singh Sabha in Jaipur on Sunday. Om Birla inaugurates birdhouses to be hung on trees at Guru Gobind Singh Park in Dadabadi area in Kota on Sunday. Employers must reschedule work hours of labourers in summer, he says Earthen pots and pyaus installed to ensure community water access Poll push... Union Jal Shakti Minister GS Shekhawat being felicitated during a public meeting held in support of Ravneet Singh Bittu in Ludhiana on Sunday. Kailash Choudhary and others are also seen. “In a show of support for party candidate Ravneet Singh Bittu from the Ludhiana LS constituency, met with businessmen and entrepreneurs at the Jagran Vidhan Sabha. They expressed clear support for the Modi government, praising Modi Ji’s leadership. The presence of Cabinet colleague Shri Kailash Choudhary added to event’s prestige. Former district president Shri Gaurav Khanna orchestrated the notable coordination of the programme,” tweeted Shekhawat. Authorities are urging citizens and businesses to contribute by providing shade and water facilities for the welfare of both the general public and animals Rajendra Chhabra Jaipur Amidst the extreme heat conditionscausingdistress across Rajasthan, the BhajanLalgovtisdemon- strating its vigilance and proactivity. District in- charge secretaries have been mandated to visit their respective districts to address public concerns directly. These senior of- ficialsarerequiredtobeon the ground for two days, fromMay28to29,includ- ingovernightstays.Agov- ernment order issued late Sunday evening, outlines that all in-charge secretar- ies are to return to Jaipur by May 30 to present their findings at a high-level meeting on May 31. The directive includes a com- prehensive 12-point guideline detailing their responsibilities during the visit.Theseincludeassess- ing and reviewing drink- ing water arrangements, electricity supply, medical preps for heat wave-in- duced seasonal diseases, andprovisionsforwater medicinesincowshedsfor animals and birds. Fur- thermore, the secretaries are tasked with evaluating the efficiency of e-filing systemsandpunctualityin govt offices. They will also review the status of illegal mining, food adul- teration, land-related is- sues, drug control, and crimes against women. Experts commend the Bhajan Lal govt for send- ing50seniorofficersfrom Jaipur to the field, prior- itising public welfare in harsh conditions. CM Bhajan Lal mobilises senior IAS for heat wave relief efforts 50 senior bureaucrats will stay on the field for two days on May 28 and 29 to help the public tackle summer woes
  • 10. JAIPUR, MONDAY | MAY 27, 2024 Glamour | Fashion | Bollywood | Hollywood | Lifestyle CANNES ROYALTY rvashi Rautela continues to dazzle on the international stage. At the 77th Festival de Cannes, she earned the title of ‘Queen Of Cannes’ and set a new world record with her stunning appearances. P11 U 09 firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia he 26th edition of the prestigious Miss Rajasthan, organised by Fu- sion Group in collaboration with Ruvi Digital and Arya Group of Colleges, concluded with grandeur at the Birla Auditorium on Saturday evening. Amidst a grand setup featuring dazzling lights, stun- ning costumes and impressive performances, the event saw Harshika Batra being crowned Miss Rajasthan 2024. The grand finale witnessed the top finalists, selected from over 5,400 participants across the state, showcasing their tal- ent and grace. Among the 28 finalists, the judges’ panel, which included Dr Arvind Agarwal, Mukesh Mishra, Raj Bansal,Aanchal Bohra, Mithali Kaur, Priyan Sen, Aishwarya Pattapati and Bhavana Vaish- nav, had the tough task of se- lecting the winner. The first runner-up title was awarded to Arnika Jain, while Khushi Belawala was named the second runner-up. Saumya Joshi, Tannu Payal, Dimple Harchandani and Jyoti Shekha- wat were recognized as the third, fourth, fifth and sixth runners-up, respectively. Senior BJP leader Pt Suresh Mishra,PawanGoyal,AlokShar- ma from Ruvi Digital, JD Ma- heshwari, Dr PoojaAgarwal, Ra- hul Bhatia, Hukum Singh Kump- awat, Nirmala Sewani, Atul Sharma,SurendraKalra,Sandeep Jain from Park Ocean, Anshul Jain, Vasu Jain and Kirti Jain graced the event as chief guests. The program began with the cer- emonial lighting of the lamp. Yogesh Mishra and Nimisha Mishra, the organisers of Miss Rajasthan, expressed their pride in the participants. The event started with a farewell walk by the reigning queen, Vaishnavi Sharma. The top 28 models opened the show wearing out- fits from Neewara Academy of Design, Jaipur. In the subse- quent rounds, 14 models show- cased the semi-bridal col- lection by Prashant Ku- mar Poddar and the top 7 models presented his ex- quisite gowns. The finalists’ makeup and makeover were han- dled by Meenakshi Solanki of Diva and Debonair, while fash- ion choreography was directed by Shahrukh. Rakesh Sharma host- ed the event, which also featured the dis- tribution of 28 sub- titles. The Miss Ra- jasthan 2024 finale was a testament to the talent and dedi- cation of young women across the state, promising a bright future for all participants. Miss Rajasthan 2024 Mitali Dusad mitalidusad@firstindia.co.in T The 26th Miss Rajasthan, organised by Fusion Group with Ruvi Digital and Arya Group of Colleges, crowned Harshika Batra as Miss Rajasthan 2024 at Birla Auditorium amidst dazzling lights and performances, on Saturday! SANTOSH SHARMA SUNIL SHARMA Clockwise: Clockwise: Harshika Batra, Tannu Payal, Khushi Belawala, Saumya Joshi and Arnika Jain Yogesh Mishra and Nimisha Mishra Dr Jagdeesh Chandra with Harshika Batra (Winner), Arnika Jain (First runner-up), Khushi Belawala (Second runner-up), Saumya Joshi (Third runner-up), Tannu Payal (Fourth runner-up), Dimple Harchandani (Fifth runner-up) and Jyoti Shekhawat (Sixth runner-up)
  • 11. 10 firstindia.co.in firstindia.co.in/epapers/jaipur thefirstindia thefirstindia thefirstindia t a rather forma- tive stage in my life, owing to a less-than-ideal dynamic with my father, I developed a strong notion about what kind of par- ent I would be. I’m not sug- gesting I had fully formed or specific ideas. I did however understand a broader ethos that I, decades on, would try and inculcate into my parenting style – Friendliness. As I grew older and was away from home at boarding school, more realizations dawned. It came to me that as a child of my parents, I craved their endorsement in two spe- cific facets. One, that they Ac- cept me, with all my flaws, tal- ents, desires, interests, hopes, fears. Two, that they Validate me, for all my triumphs, modest or monumental. Whether these approvals I sought came my way or not is a different matter; they made me understand the mind of a child. My wife Anuja and I had Krisha, our now seven-year- old daughter when I was near- ly 38! Late, certainly by the standards of Indian society. At her birth in the delivery room, I felt ecstatic. A euphoria I had hitherto not experienced, per- haps because I had prayed nightly through our pregnancy for a girl (I confess to not being particularly fond of boys)! Im- mediately after, there was a storm of emotions ranging from trepidation to abject fear! Perhaps the giant in me hadn’t had enough faith in his genteel side and was alarmed at some rather silly, almost comical scenarios that included, and were not limited, to physically crushing this diminutive, por- celain-like newborn! Ironically, my mother, this delicate, just-arrived grandma, despite her own vast experi- ence of having brought up us two brothers, was also sailing the same rickety boat on chop- py waters! We quickly snapped out of our stupor of apprehen- sion and set to work, swad- dling, cradling and all the rest of it. And guess what? We didn’t break the baby! Through Krisha’s initial few months, as cycles of feeding, burping, sleeping, pooping, and changing repeated end- lessly, my confidence climbed. Seeing my wife Anuja be such a natural, like only a mother can be, also instilled surety. It bolstered my faith in my abili- ties and I was quickly ‘han- dling’ my daughter, rocking her in my arms as I serenaded her to sleep. That she was lulled into a comforting state or tortured into submission by my singing; the jury is still out on that! As Krisha became older, one, two, three, I watched in utter fascination, as this tiny being took shape and form, developed likes and dislikes, took her vir- ginalsteps,andthenranintomy arms as she doddered like a miniature-elderly person. The love, the warmth, the pleasure and the joy were unbridled and my heart swelled with pride prejudice! As Krisha began to speak, which admittedly was early and plentiful, perhaps a manifestation of Anuja I be- ing Writers, the former having read and spoken to Krisha copi- ously from the time she was conceived and in the tummy, to the latter, me, being as verbose as I tend to be; it was extremely entertainingtowitnessaStewie- like (the adult trapped in a child’s body from the iconic se- ries Family Guy) being in our midst,spoutingphrasesandsen- tences that belonged to a much, much older individual. I noticed that there were many things I was doing wrong. Despite being an Edu- cator, I would, for instance, be on my phone and expect and instruct Krisha to read. My pa- tience too would often be test- ed and rear its ugly head by being snappy and dismissive when I felt that I had almost ‘lost’ my wife, my best friend, to Krisha!Anuja compelled me to seek therapy and I slowly began to understand my behav- ioural follies. We are all, al- ways works in progress, and I was no different. I did, how- ever, albeit over a long time, calm myself. I became more patient, more aware, and more sensitive; qualities that are still deficient but I believe they continue to build. Once at a fun brunch with friends, a rather innocent little boy, a peer of Krishna’s, de- cided to stroke her cheek. I was in a state of rage and immedi- ately reprimanded him and re- buked the mother too! I later realized how immature that was and am happy to report that I have journeyed to a point where I am more in control. A friend of Krisha’s from school recently told me to my face that he didn’t like me and I was cool as a cucumber. The same boy also rather fancies Krisha and keeps stroking her cheeks, calling her “Cutie”! That too, doesn’t bother me in the least. Speaking of school, there have been var- ious learnings there too! Krisha was three when the COV- ID-19 pan- demic hit and we with- drew her from school because she seemed in no mood to at- tend instruc- tion-heavy online classes. We had enough faith in our parenting and kept her unenrolled at any school for two years! We then put her in a wonderful Waldorf system school where she currently en- joys the freedom and liberty of learning through experiment, experience and free play. Learnings? That each child and his/her disposition and re- sulting needs are different. Those decisions need to be taken with careful observation and ownership of these unique personality traits. Most impor- tantly, there is no need to place undue importance on an edu- cational institution; after all, parents also have a huge re- sponsibility and ought to be able to help shape their chil- dren into independent, good human beings. Speaking of good human beings, pets have been part and parcel of Krisha’s life since her arrival. Our two cats and dogs have been her constant com- panions. She’s never known any different. Despite several well-meaning warnings to keep them apart, especially af- ter her birth, Krisha was left amongst Mojo, Zach and Zee- zee, her two brothers and sis- ters from other mothers spe- cies, from day one. They never put a finger on her. She consid- ers them, at times her play- things, at other times her nem- esis, and in still other instanc- es, they cuddle, coddle, cosy up and sleep together. Typical sibling behaviour. Learnings? Pets sensitize children and or- ganically imbue a sense of sharing, extremely relevant in today’s climate of nuclear fam- ilies and single children. Being a dad is a lifelong pur- suit. And not unlike any life- long pursuit, it presents a pot- pourri of emotions evolution. While I relish Krisha’s move, I worry for her future. While I abhor her present aesthetic choices,Iindulgeherbybuying her that garish sparkly gown she’s longingly seeking. While Ilaughathernon-sensicaljokes and stories, performances and magic shows, I cry a little each time she leaves for school or even falls asleep! Not to belittle the illness, it is a rather schizo- phrenic existence as a father. Having said all this, if there was one MantraI were to leave you with, it is this. Observe your child. Behave the way you want them to by example. Accept your child for anything or everything he or she is, and is not. Celebrate your child by always validating him or her. Don’t panic. Try and stay calm. There’s always a solu- tion. And never forget the in- credible, thankless, tiresome, relentless work that your spouse is putting in at the cost of great sacrifice. So be sensi- tive, helpful and grateful. All the best Dads! Kartik Bajoria Writer-Educator Founder of Driveway Devi – Mental Wellness Initiatives A Your Page JAIPUR, MONDAY |MAY 27, 2024 AJourneyof Fatherhood WHAT’S NEXT? Ye Jo Hans Rahi Hai Duniya Ft. 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