INDIA THIS WEEK FRIDAY JULY 22, 2022 1 A W e e k l y N e w s p a p e r Fe a t u r i n g N e w s & Tr e n d s f r o m t h e I n d i a n S u b - C o n t i n e n t P u b l i s h e d f r o m t h e U S C a p i t a l Website: www.indiathisweek.online Vol. 30 No: 29 • WASHINGTON D.C • Phone: 301-917-4800; 301-445-0200 • e-mail: email@example.com • Friday • July 22, 2022 India to get its 15th President , counting to take place at Parliament House New Delhi [India], July 20 (ANI): The counting of votes to elect India’s 15th President will take place on Thursday. The counting will begin at Parliament House at 11 am. The voting took place on July 18 and was completed in a peaceful manner. The contest is between BJP-led NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu and opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha. The NDA candidate is seen to have a clear edge in the contest. The voting ended at 5 pm at the Parliament House and at designated places in the capitals of all states besides the UTs of Puducherry and Delhi on Monday. Of the 736 electors comprising 727 MPs and nine MLAs who were permitted by the Election Commission to vote at Parliament House, 728 electors cast their vote. This includes 719 MPs and nine MLAs. The total turnout at Parliament House was 98.91 per cent. Arrangements were made to bring back the polled ballot boxes from states to Parliament House by July 19. The counting will take place in Room No 63 in Parliament House and the result will be declared immediately after the counting. The immediate precincts of Room Number 63 have been declared as sanitized and “silent zone”. Only counting ofﬁcers, ofﬁcials deployed to assist the Rajya Sabha Secretary General, candidates and one authorized representative of each candidate, observers appointed by the Election Commission, and media persons with valid passes will be allowed entry into the counting hall. Rajya Sabha Secretary General PC Mody is the returning ofﬁcer for the Presidential election. With hours to go for the counting of votes to take place to elect the 15th President of India, people belonging to the native place of NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu, Rairangpur in Odisha, have made sweets anticipating her victory in the contest against Yashwant Sinha, the Opposition candidate. The people of her native place have also planned a victory procession and tribal dance on Thursday. “Tomorrow will be a big day for Rairangpur and for the entire Odisha because, for the ﬁrst time in the history of India, a tribal woman will become the President of India. There is an atmosphere of celebration here. 20,000 sweets are being made. There will be ﬁreworks and tribal dance tomorrow morning. The victory procession will be taken out tomorrow,” said a local resident. The Headteacher of the Government Upper Primary School where Murmu studied, recalling her school life, said that she was a brilliant student and wanted to “serve the people”. “From 1968 to 1970, I was the Head Teacher, when she was studying in the school. I feel very proud to know about Droupadi Murmu. She was a brilliant student. I remember once, the students were asked to share what they want to become in future, students mentioned different professions, but when Murmu was asked, she stated that she wants to serve the people. Today I can connect to that,” Bisweswar Mohanty told ANI. SALES EVENT ES F SPORT RX F SPORT NX F SPORT ENDS SEPTEMBER 6 AAP KO NAVIGATION NAHIN CHAHIYE TO KNOW YOU’VE ARRIVED. LEXUS.COM | #LEXUS The Lexus Golden Opportunity Sales Event hai ek sunehra mauka to find sensations you’ve spent all Summer chasing. ©2022 Lexus, a Division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
July 22, 2022 Friday INDIA THIS WEEK Dr. Babu Stephen elected President of FOKANA 22-24 Dr. Babu Stephen, a Washington DC based entreprenuer and philanthropist has been elected President of the Federation of Kerala Associations in North America (FOKANA) for 2022-2024. He won with an overwhelming majority winning 202/284 votes cast, while his rival Ms. Leela Marret could only garner 82 /284 votes at the elections held during FOKANA’s annual convention in Orlando, July 8th. Dr. Stephen has held many leadership positions in the community. He is a very popular in the community for all his charitable contributions, and services. He has also made large donations to various community centers and Indian organizations in the United States. He was a regional vice president before being elected President of the FOKANA. He launched his candidacy earlier in the spring with a vision to fully transform FOKANA to serve the comunnity. His team campaigned and highlighted his capable leadership, which led to the landslide victory in the elections. Dr Babu Stephen was born in Kerala, India. He attended Seventh-day Adventist Boarding Schools, in Kerala, Maharashtra and graduated from Spicer Memorial College, Pune. He was a school teacher and farm manager. He came to the United States for higher education. Dr Stephen is a very successful business entrepreneur, compassionate leader and a wonderful person. He has a successful wife, a daughter, a son-in-law and two grand children. Since then he has established several successful businesses, has been a voice for the Indian American Community, philanthropist and political activist. Dr Stephen is the CEO of DC Healthcare and the President of the SM Realty, LLC. He has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors – Indo American press club, founding member of Kairali TV, President of India Cultural Association, Advisor to Congressional Advisory Committee and many more leadership positions. He was awarded by the DC mayor and was a part of Washington DC Mayor’s business delegation to China. He is also the publisher of “Express India” and “India This Week” newspapers. Dr Stephen and his team are bringing the FOKANA convention of 2024 to the DC. He has vowed to further support and sustain Keralite in North America, Kerala and throughout the world. His manifesto promises include cultural support, logistical advances for Indian American community, and increasing friendship and collaborations.
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July 22, 2022 Friday INDIA THIS WEEK Monkeypox testing begins in Kerala: State Health Minister Veena George Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], July 19 (ANI): Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Tuesday informed that the state has started Monkeypox testing at NIV Alapuzha. “Testing has started at NIV Alapuzha. Kits have been brought to NIV Alapuzha from Pune. Samples from districts are now being sent to Alapuzha for testing. A new disease has been reported in the state. Following that testing is being conducted by taking all precautions. Testing samples in Kerala will reduce the time duration to get the result,” said Veena George. India reported its second case of monkeypox in Kerala’s Kannur district on July 18. A 31-year-old man has contracted the infection and is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital. The ﬁrst case of the monkeypox virus also originated in India on July 14 after a UAE traveller returned to Kerala. He has been admitted to Thiruvananthapuram medical college. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), monkeypox is a viral zoonotic infection caused by the monkeypox virus. It spreads mostly from human contact. T h e multidisciplinary central team of ofﬁcials has been already deployed by the Union Health Ministry. Those in close contact with him have been put under surveillance, the minister added. Earlier on July 14, India reported the ﬁrst Monkeypox case of a UAE traveller from Kerala. The Union Health Ministry on Friday released new guidelines for the management of the Monkeypox disease. The Ministry listed out points for the general masses to avoid the contradiction of the disease which included avoiding contact with dead or wild animals (rodents, monkeys). The ofﬁcial to ANI also said that no need to panic all fresh guidelines has been issued to all States and UTs. “No need to panic as the Centre has given fresh directions to all the states and Union Territories regarding Monkeypox. It spreads through close contact with lesions, body ﬂuids, prolonged contact with Respiratory Droplets and contaminated materials such as bedding,” said ofﬁcial sources. Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan cited the letter sent by the ministry on May 31 in which it had issued a comprehensive ‘Guidelines for Management of Monkeypox Disease’. As of now, there is no reported case of Monkeypox has been reported in India. The health secretary asked all the states and union territories to take key actions like orientation and regular re-orientation of all key stakeholders including health screening teams at points of entry (PoE), disease surveillance teams, doctors working in hospitals about common signs and symptoms, differential diagnosis, case deﬁnitions for suspect/ probable/conﬁrmed cases and contacts, contact tracing and other surveillance activities that need to be undertaken following the detection of a case, testing, IPC protocols, clinical management etc. He further asked to screen and test all suspect cases at points of entry and in the community. “Patient isolation (until all lesions have resolved and scabs have completely fallen off), protection of ulcers, symptomatic and supportive therapies, continued monitoring and timely treatment of complications remain the key measures to prevent mortality,” he said. Bhushan said that the intensive risk communication directed at healthcare workers identiﬁed sites in health facilities (such as skin, paediatric OPDs, immunization clinics, intervention sites identiﬁed by NACO etc.), as well as the general public about simple preventive strategies and the need for prompt reporting of cases, needs to be undertaken. The hospitals must be identiﬁed and adequate human resource and logistic support should be ensured at identiﬁed hospitals equipped to manage suspect/conﬁrmed cases of Monkeypox. “I am sure, States/UTs shall make all efforts to ensure effective preparedness and take required action as per the guidelines. Union Ministry of Health shall continue to monitor the situation closely and will extend all requisite support in this regard,” he added. According to the WHO South East Asia regional director the region has been on alert for Monkeypox. “The Region has been on alert for monkeypox. Countries have been taking measures to rapidly detect and take appropriate measures to prevent the spread of monkeypox,” said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia. “WHO has been supporting Member countries in the Region assess the risk for monkeypox and strengthen their capacities to prepare and respond to the evolving multi-country outbreak,” she said. (ANI)
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July 22, 2022 Friday INDIA THIS WEEK Five Safdarjung doctors debarred from duty after pregnant woman delivers baby outside hospital By Shalini Bhardwaj | New Delhi [India], July 19 (ANI): The Union Health Ministry sought a report from Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC ) Safdarjung hospital after a woman delivers a baby outside the hospital, and ﬁve doctors have been debarred from their duties. In a statement Union Ministry of Health and family welfare, “On the direction of Union Health Minister a team from the Union Health Ministry visited Safdarjang Hospital for fact ﬁnding in the matter of the delivery incident that took place at SJH today morning. Five of the doctors have been debarred from duties till a high-level probe in the matter is completed. The lady and the newborn are currently in the care of the SJH hospital.” The woman who delivered the baby outside the hospital was referred to Safdarjung on Monday. According to the Hospital PRO Poonam Dhanda, “Safdarjung has no refusal policy, the pregnant woman was examined yesterday at 5:45 pm and offered admission but didn’t return with admission papers.” “The next day a senior resident on morning duty was informed that a patient was delivering outside the hospital. A team New Delhi [India], July 19 (ANI): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare sought a report from Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjang Hospital after a woman delivered her baby on the ﬂoor outside the emergency department on Tuesday morning. “It has been brought to the notice of the Safdarjung Hospital and VMMC that a pregnant woman delivered a baby outside the GRR on July 19, 2022. She was examined by the senior resident on duty at 5.45 PM on July 18, 2022 in GRR,” said Medical Supritendent. In a show cause notice by Principal, VMMC to Dr Archana Misra and Dr Anjali has said, “The matter has been viewed seriously by the administration.” “In view of the above, you are directed to give your explanation within 24 hours of receipt of this show cause notice that why necessary disciplinary action may not be initiated against you,” it said further. Earlier on Tuesday morning, a woman delivered her baby on the ﬂoor outside the emergency department of Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital. (ANI) Union Health Ministry seeks report from VMMC, Safdarjung Hospital after woman delivers baby on ﬂoor outside emergency dept Odisha govt approves 9.685 acres of land for construction of ‘Paika Memorial’ Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], July 20 (ANI): The Odisha Cabinet on Tuesday approved 9.685 acres of government land for the construction of the “Paika Memorial” in the memory of the Paika Rebellion at the foothills of Barunei Hill in Khurda district. The Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has approved the proposal for the allocation of land to the Central Government. “The state government has decided to provide government land measuring 9.685 acres in Mouza Khordha under Khordha Tahasil of Khordha District to Ministry of Culture, Government of India, for construction of Paika Memorial in the memory of Paika Rebellion at the foothills of Barunei Hill,” a press statement from Revenue and Disaster Management Department on was sent and the delivery was taken care of,” she said further. The Union Health Ministry has ordered a high-level probe into this major lapse. “It has been brought to the notice of the Safdarjung Hospital and VMMC that a pregnant woman delivered a baby outside the GRR on July 19, 2022. She was examined by the senior resident on duty at 5.45 PM on July 18, 2022 in GRR,” said in a letter issued by Dr SV Arya, Medical Superintendent of Safdarjung hospital to Dr Anjali Dabral, Professor and Hod, Obs and Gynae. “In view of the above, you are requested to submit a detailed report within 48 hours on the above issue,” it said. the Cabinet Decision said. The battleground of Paika Bidroha with free of premium, capitalised value and incidental charges,” the release said. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has welcomed the decision of the State Cabinet. Taking Twitter, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan thanked Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for the decision and wrote “The Memorial will be seen as a symbol of Odisha’s valour and will serve as a source of inspiration for future generations.” (ANI) From thePoet’sPen INDIA THIS WEEK- July 22,2022 CHARITY (LOVE) SUFFERETH ALL 1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it proﬁteth me nothing. 4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. From thePoet’sPen “In view of the above, you are requested to submit a detailed report within 48 hours on the above issue,” the Medical Supritendentadded. Earlier on Tuesday morning, a woman delivered her baby on the ﬂoor outside the emergency department of Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital. (ANI INDIA THIS WEEK Address: P.O. Box 352Bryans Road, MD 20616 Phone: 301-917-4800; 301-445-0200 301-445-3543; 301-685-1800 www.indiathisweek.online India This Week is published every Friday by ADV Solutions Inc, Views expressed in this paper are solely those of the individual writers and not necessarily of India This Week. India This Week accepts no liability for the errors in advertisements or in any of its reports. For remedial actions any errors should be brought to the attention of the editor either by mail to the above address or by e-mail provided below. Publisher: Chief Editor: Contributing Editors: Asst. 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West Bengal: 7 people die after consuming spurious liquor in Howrah Howrah (West Bengal) [India], July 20 (ANI): As many as seven people died on Wednesday morning in the Ghusuri area of Howrah district of West Bengal, after allegedly drinking spurious liquor at an illicit hooch joint. Six more people have been admitted to a nearby hospital and several of them are in critical condition. Speaking to ANI in this regard, Howrah Police Commissioner Praveen Kumar Tripathi said, “As many as seven people died and several others fell ill today morning. Prima facie, it appears that the incident happened after consuming illegal liquor in Howrah.” “Six people are under medical treatment in a hospital. The exact cause of death can be ascertained after post-mortem,” said the police ofﬁcial. The police are ascertaining the exact cause of the incident. Further probe into the matter is underway. Last week, the death of four persons allegedly due to the consumption of spurious liquor in West Bengal‘s Bardhaman district, triggered panic among the people. While the police maintained that they were awaiting details of the postmortem, raids were held at several hotels and eateries in the town. Sadly, this was not the ﬁrst such incident reported in the State. More than 140 people were killed at Sangrampur in South 24 Parganas in December 2011 after drinking illicit liquor. In November 2018, at least seven persons died at Santipur in Nadia. (ANI) R a n c h i (Jharkhand) [India], July 20 (ANI): Hours after a female sub-inspector named Sandhya Topno was mowed down to death allegedly during a vehicle check, Jharkhand Police on Wednesday assured that the guilty won’t be spared. In an exclusive conversation with ANI today, Ranchi Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kaushal Kishore said, “We got information from Tupudana Out Post area that a suspicious vehicle coming from Gumla is reaching Ranchi. Thus, a police check led by subinspector Sandhya Topno was deployed in the area.” The police have arrested one accused in the matter and is trying to nab the other accused. “This incident happened with the Sub-Inspector while she was trying to stop this vehicle. After getting injured, she was taken to a hospital where she was declared dead. The vehicle has been taken into custody and the driver has been arrested too,” said Ranchi SSP Kishore Kaushal. The accused arrested tried to breach government works as well in the past, the police said. “One more person was present inside the vehicle, for whom a continuous search is on. Efforts will be to complete the investigation quickly and get the guilty punished with a speedy trial. Accused, namely Nigaar Khan tried to breach government works as well,” said Ranchi SSP Kishore Kaushal. Further probe into the matter is underway. In another incident in Haryana, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Surendra Singh Bishnoi was mowed down FRIDAY JULY 22, 2022 India-China likely to see positive move on disengagement near Patrolling Point 15 New Delhi [India], July 19 (ANI): In what could be a positive outcome of the India-China Corps Commanders’ talks, it is emerging that both sides could possibly see disengagement of troops from Patrolling Point 15 in the near future. Sources told ANI that during the 16th round of Corps Commander-level talks held at the ChushulMoldo border meeting point on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control, some positive movement has been agreed upon between the two sides on the disengagement issue. They said that it is likely that the Indian side could move from the friction point southeast towards the Karam Singh Hill feature while the Chinese could move north towards the point 5170 hill feature located on their side of the LAC. Since May 2020, when the Chinese military tried to aggressively change the status quo on LAC in eastern Ladakh, both sides have been deployed opposite each other near Patrolling Point 15 which has emerged as a friction point. India has been looking at complete disengagement of troops from the friction points and moving back troops to the pre-May, 2020 situation in the entire sector. The last disengagement of troops on the LAC took place a year ago which led to the limited resolution of the standoff at Patrol Point 17A in Gogra. India and China also disengaged troops from both banks of Pangong Tso. The Indian Army responded strongly to the Chinese aggression in 2020 and moved multiple formations toward the Ladakh sector to bolster its preparedness. The Army has now allotted the Mathurabased 1 Strike Corps to the Northern borders while formations from all around the sector are holding their summer exercises there to keep a check on the People’s Liberation Army’s activities across the Line of Actual Control. (ANI) Nuh Police ofﬁcial informed ANI today in this case and said, “Tawadu (Mewat) DSP Surendra Singh Bishnoi, who had gone to investigate an instance of illegal mining in Nuh, died after being run over by a dumper driver. A search operation is underway to apprehend the accused. More details are awaited.” Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore to the family of DSP Surendra Singh Bishnoi and said the culprits will not be spared. He said strict action will be taken against the mining maﬁa in the state. “We will control the mining maﬁa in the state and the culprits will not be spared. Strict action will be taken against them,” he said. Khattar said police posts will be created near mining areas and the destination of mining vehicles and their equipment will also be ﬁxed. (ANI) Cop mowed down in Ranchi: Guilty will not be spared, says Jharkhand Police For Advertisements Call: 301-445-0200 301-917-4800 firstname.lastname@example.org 7 by a truck while probing illegal stone-mining in Nuh district. Police ofﬁcer, Surendra Singh Bishnoi, who had gone to investigate a case of illegal mining in Nuh, died after being allegedly run over by a dumper driver.
July 22, 2022 Friday INDIA THIS WEEK INDIA THIS WEEK FRIDAY JULY 22, 2022 Top scientist asks ‘not to panic’ after two Monkeypox cases in India, says situation ‘very much controlled’ By Shalini Bhardwaj Pune (Maharashtra) [India], July 19 (ANI): As India reported the second case of Monkeypox in Kerala, a top scientist on Tuesday asked the citizens not to “panic” as the situation is “very much controlled” at this stage. India reported the second ��������� ���������� case from Kannur district on Monday, a 31-year-old male has been infected with the virus. Speaking to ANI, Dr Pragya Yadav, senior scientist, ICMR-National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, said, “The situation is very much controlled and nothing to panic about at this stage. We are in a very controlled situation.” Appreciating the efforts of the Kerala government and the Central multidisciplinary teams which are closely monitoring the emergence of new cases, the health top scientist said that they were prepared beforehand for the sample collection which was prompted by ������������������������������� in the state. “They were prepared in the sample collec������������������������������ ing to catch up by creating a ��������������������������es and keeping the isolation rules and regulation. Recently, there was a lot of exercise was done by a different state where they called all their state healthcare workers and information was shared that how they are going to act on it,” she said. “Different hospitals organised not only webinars but they discussed actually led to more kind of kind of infectious patient. in detail the treatment. So I prompt action not only from ����������������������������� think we are on a very good the Kerala government, but have already been created track to deal with this emerthe central team is also there across the country after the gence,” Dr Pragya said while and a multidisciplinary team letter was issued from the explaining the preparedness is investigating. They’re also Ministry of Health on the against Monkeypox. Talking about the closely watching if new cas- ������������������������������� es emerge,” Dr Pragya said. case of Monkeypox was de- alertness of the people in Mentioning India’s clared by the World Health the wake of breakout of the resilience and experience in �����������������������- virus, the top scientist said �������� ������ ������- diately, as a central and apex that after the detention of ic, the Doctor said that it is laboratory of the country,” ���� ����� ������ ������� ����� helpful in handling such in- she said. become highly alert. “Prifectious diseases. “I would Stating that Kerala ��� ��� ����� ����� �������just say that during the has stepped up “vigilance tion, we were getting four pandemic, the system has to prevent the spread of ��� ���� ������ �������� ���� learned a lot, though it was a Monkeypox”, Dr Pragya ��� ����� ��� ���� ����� ����� ��� very bad way of learning and said that the state has issued ���������� ������� ���� ���� we have gone through differ- alerts in its various districts. highly alert. In our country, ����������������������������� “Recently Kerala there are two diseases, one second and third waves. But has even stepped up vigi- is varicella-zoster virus and yes, the system is in place, lance to prevent the spread of the second is Hand-footpeople are very well trained, Monkeypox and they have and-mouth disease which in how to handle the spec- ������� ������ ��� ���� ���������� happens in the paediatric imen, how to handle such and other states are also try- population. They look sim- secretary Shanthi and Principal Shiva Sankaran were arrested over the death of a 17-year-old girl and for failing to maintain safety at the school hostel. Case transferred to rime Investigation Department (CBCID),” Babu said. The state Home Secretary Phanindra Reddy said the investigation of the case will be conducted from all angles and requested the public not to indulge in acts of violence. “The government’s aim is to clarify all doubts in this case. We are alert, and the awareness has increased. You can look at the pictures of pox lesions on the face and different, so, that creates little anxiety in everybody, even doctors get scared,” she said. “Another challenge is that we don’t have the vaccine available for Monkeypox. So these are the kind of uncertain situations. At the moment we have only two cases which are being detected, our system is alerted and also we are very well prepared for the diagnosis and the government is monitoring very closely.” (ANI) Congress coming to power more important than me becoming CM: DK Shivakumar Mysore (Karnataka) [India], July 19 (ANI): Refuting reports of power tussle within Karnataka Congress, state party chief DK Shivakumar on Tuesday asserted that ‘Congress coming to power is more important than him becoming Chief Minister’. “It is more important for the Congress to come to power than for me to become the Chief Minister. ��������������������������� comes to power, the post of Chief Minister will be available. The party high trol the situation but the pro- command will decide testors damaged the police who should be the chief vehicle. A few policemen minister candidate. I am also sustained some injuries. the party president after Appealing for peace, Tamil SM Krishna from the Nadu CM MK Stalin tweet- Vokkaliga community ed, “Violence worries me. and I have requested that assuring that probe will be The accused will be pun- the Vokkaliga community conducted from all angles in ished when the police probe should stand behind me,” this case. We appeal to the over the school girl’s death said KPCC president DK public not to indulge in acts ends. I have asked DGP, Shivakumar. of violence and not pay heed Home Secretary to travel to W h i l e to rumours,” Reddy said. Kallakurichi. I request peo- participating in a media Earlier, Babu and ple to maintain peace.” conference organized ���������������������������According to Po- by the Mysore District cials, met the police person- ����� ���������� ����� ��������� Journalists’ Association, nel at a hospital who were girl died by suicide on Tues- journalists asked him injured during the violence day night in the school prem- if he had indirectly ���������������������������� ises and there was a note hinted at becoming the more than a thousand people found in which it was alleged CM by saying that the staged a protest in front of that two teachers from the Vokkaliga community has the school demanding jus- school tortured her forcing a candidate better chance tice for the student’s death. them to study all the time.” to become the Chief Protesters pelted stones at The student death case was Minister, he said, “What the police van. registered under section 174 am I, a monk? I have come Police tried to con- (unnatural death). (ANI) in khadi clothes, I have TN: Security tightened outside school after student dies by suicide in Kallakurichi, 3 held Kallakurichi (Tamil Nadu) [India], July 18 (ANI): Police tightened security outside the school in Tamil Nadu’s Kallakurichi district where violence broke out after a class 12 student died by suicide on Sunday. The violence broke out in Kallakurichi as protesters set ablaze buses and school property demanding justice for the student’s death. Speaking to the media, Tamil Nadu Director general of police (DGP) C Sylendra Babu informed that school correspondent Ravikumar, secretary Shanthi and Principal Shiva Sankaran were arrested over the death of a student and failing to maintain safety at the school hostel. “School correspondent Ravikumar, ilar kinds and we are getting higher number of samples of these two diseases, but it is manageable. It is not very ����� ����� ������� ������ one or two samples of Monkeypox per day,” she said. Asked about the cases of Monkeypox spread worldwide, the top scientist said that people get scared when something new comes to the fore, however, awareness has increased after the suffering of the pandemic. “Whenever something new happens, ���������������������������� and after the suffering of the pandemic, people are highly 5 not come in ‘kavi’ clothes. ���� �������� ���� ������ will decide who should be the chief minister. More importantly than me becoming the Chief Minister, the Congress government should come to power. That’s what matters to me,” he said. � ��� ���� ��������� of whether your community will stand with you at this time, he said, “Not just one community, all the communities of the state should stand in our support, regardless of party. We have followed a secular principle and are not leaders of any caste or religion. I have appealed to the Vokkaliga community for support as a Congress leader.” The next Karnataka Legislative Assembly election is scheduled to be held in or before May 2023 to elect all 224 members of the state’s Legislative Assembly. (ANI)
FRIDAY JULY 22, 2022 1 9 JP Nadda urges UPA allies to support ‘Kisan Putra’ Jagdeep Dhankar for Vice President’s post New Delhi [India], July 18 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda on Sunday urged all the political parties, especially UPA allies to support National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) vice presidential candidate Jagdeep Dhankhar. Nadda said, “Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we are all walking with the mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and it has been our endeavour to include the poor, deprived, ���������� ������� �������� who are standing at the last rung in the society to the mainstream and strengthen them. Keeping this in mind, we have selected a tribal woman as the presidential candidate.” The BJP chief further said that for Vice-Presidential polls, the NDA has nominated a ‘Kisan Putra’, a person from a humble background, who also served the country in different capacities for three decades. “Now we have a farmer’s son, a person who has come out of a simple family and facing socio��������� ������������� �� farmer son has advanced himself as a professional ��� ���� ����� ����������� ���� as an able administrator and even as a capable politician, he also served the country in different capacities for three decades,” he said. He urged the allies of the UPA to come together and cooperate in making a farmer’s son the Vice President. “For such a farmer’s son, we all should come together and I request all political parties to support Jagdeep Dhankar for the post of Vice President. Now and the Supreme Court of India. He entered public life after getting elected as a Member of Parliament from Jhunjhunu in the 1989 Lok Sabha elections. Subsequently, he also served as a Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs in 1990. In 1993, he was elected to the Rajasthan Assembly from the Kishangarh constituency in Ajmer district. In July 2019, he was appointed as the Governor of West Bengal. school education is the time, now is the Parliamentary Board at his The Election Sainik School, Commission made an opportunity, so urge all the party headquarters. from political parties, especially ��������� ����� ���� ���� Chittorgarh. announcement that the UPA allies to support nomination on Monday. � ������� ��������� elections for the 16th vice Earlier on his graduation in Physics, president of India will Jagdeep Dhankhar. I hope that our UPA colleagues Sunday, Dhankhar met JP he pursued LLB from the take place on August 6, ����� ���������� ���� Nadda in Delhi. He also University of Rajasthan. 2022. In 2017, the NDA attention to our appeal,” called on Defence Minister �������� ������ �� ����� had nominated Venkaiah Rajnath Singh. he added. generation professional, he Naidu as its candidate Nadda on Saturday Born in an agrarian became a leading lawyer for the vice-presidential had announced that Dhankar household in a remote in Rajasthan. election and he went on to will be the NDA’s vice village in Rajasthan’s Dhankhar has become India’s 15th vice district, practiced in both the president. His term ends presidential candidate Jhunjhunu completed Rajasthan High Court on August 10, 2022. (ANI) after a meeting of the BJP Dhankhar Sale Ends 7-30-2022 Heavy rainfall Assam CM directs education dept to introduce English triggers landslide in as medium of instruction for science, maths from class VI Odisha’s Gajapati G u w a h a t i (Assam) [India], July 17 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday directed the school education department to introduce English as a medium of instruction for science and mathematics for classes between VI and XII, along with the continuation of the teaching of both subjects in the Assamese language. Sarma on Sunday took a comprehensive review of the Education Block Department. Education Gajapati (Odisha) Gumma ������� Minister Ranoj Pegu was [India], July 18 (ANI): A ������������ landslide occurred in the (BDO) Bhaskar Chandra also present at the meeting. hilly terrains of Gumma Sahu said, “Due to heavy “Held a meeting with block in Odisha’s Gajapati rainfall, a landslide took ��������� ��� ���� ���������� Department district due to torrential place in Gumma block. Education rainfall in the region on There was a turbulent in presence of Cabinet ���� ��� ������ ����� colleague Dr Ranoj Pegu. Sunday. The landslide atop the mountains that Discussed issues including amalgamation, took place due to a brought debris with it. No school infrastructure, new service ���������� ���� ��� ������ casualties were reported.” from atop the mountains “We have taken rules, and the department’s that brought debris with stock of the situation on role in successful it. No casualties have been the ground,” Sahu said. implementation of Har reported so far. (ANI) Ghar Tiranga initiative,” tweeted Sarma. He reviewed various steps taken in ���� ����� ��� ����������� education, Samagra Siksha, Adarsha Vidyalayas and Technical and Secondary Education. The Chief Minister took stock of progress in the implementation of the ��������� ��������� ��� ����� under Mission Sabdhavana, recruitment and promotion, amalgamation of schools, boost to school infrastructure, etc. Sarma gave the direction to carry out amalgamation ��� �������� ������� ����� timeframe following RTE guidelines. He further instructed to introduce English as a medium of instruction for Science and Maths between classes VI-XII, along with the continuation of the teaching of both subjects in the Assamese language. The Chief Minister also instructed to introduce a special Gyanjyoti programme for students of 97 Tea Garden Adarsh Vidyalayas during Durga Puja. (ANI)
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