Regd. No. Indore MP/ICD 216/2021-2023 INDORE BHOPAL UJJAIN MUMBAI PUNE $ #% # $ $ !" $ " # & # " ! !' ! & " " C % "" " D . ! ! " HOCKEY & BOXING TO THE RESCUE Hockey win and boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) booking her berth in the last 16 were highlights of Day Four for the Indians in the Tokyo Olympics. There was resilience on display in hockey, a tactical mind sparkled in the boxing ring but the free fall in shooting remained perplexing and worrying as India's Olympic campaign oscillated between some celebration and a lot of dejection on day 4 of the competitions here on . Tuesday At the Asaka shooting range, the Indians largely misfired and with that the hopes of medals in the 10m air pistol and 10m air rifle mixed team events went up in smoke. Dalit girl ends life over harassment " " MAMATA ASKS MODI TO CALL ALL-PARTY MEET ON PEGASUS The pressure is mounting on the government from all sides to order a probe into Pesagus. In her first meeting since winning the West Bengal Assembly elections for a third time, West Bengal Chief Minister raised the matter with Prime Minister Modi and told him to convene without delay an all-party meeting on the software being used in In, dia to spy on many including his own two ministers. On this issue, he said, ‘‘He will see’’. PM should call an all-party meeting on the Pegasus issue. There should also be a Supreme Court-monitored probe in this matter,” she told reporters after the meeting. Among the meetings lined up by her on Wednesday include those with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Nationalist chief Party Congress Sharad Pawar. She said she has also sought time to (4 (5+ !(:/0 <4(9 /(=, 46=,+ $,;,9(5 16<95(30:;: ;/, !<79,4, 6<9; :,,205. 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Additional chief secretary (home department) Dr Rajesh Rajora will lead the team, while JP Singh, additional director general of police (vigilance) and MS Sikarwar, inspector general (Railways), police of Bhopal are other members. During a Cabinet meeting, Minister Shivraj Chief Singh Chouhan claimed that spurious liquor is supplied from neighbouring states. So there should be strict rules and regulations to check its . supply in MP Mandsaur district excise officer (DEO) CP Sanwale has been attached to Ujjain. Neemuch district excise officer will hold additional charge of Mandsaur DEO till further orders. all the MLAs of the party.” On his part, Yediyurappa said: "I am confident Bommai will lead Karnataka on the path of development and fulfill the aspirations of people of the state." He said his first priority would be to control the spread of the coronavirus and that he will consult all senior leaders on major decisions. Central observers Dharmendra Pradhan, G Kis- be held when she is in the national capital to plan the strategy for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. She is in . Delhi until Saturday KRUNAL TESTS +VE, 2 SECOND T2O IS PUT OFF " ! ACS to head probe into Khakharia spurious liquor tragedy sworn-in CM on Wednesday. Briefly speaking to the media, Bommai said, “I thank the party and leader BS Yediyurappa for making me the CM of Karnataka. I will work for the people of the state. On this occasion, I would like to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Shah. Amit minister Yediyurappa proposed my name in the meeting and blessed me. I also thank " " ! In what looked like a transition, smooth Basavaraj Bommai (61), Home Minister in the outgoing BS Yediyurappa cabinet, was unanimously chosen as the next Chief Minister of Karnataka. Considering his seniority and status in the party, central observers of the BJP asked Yediyurappa to propose the name of his successor and, without batting an eyelid, he proposed the name of Bommai, his loyalist, confidant and a Lingayat, at the BJP Legislative Party meet here on Tuesday. Govind Karjol seconded the proposal. Bommai after, Soon went to the Raj Bhavan to meet Governor Thawar Chand Gohlot. He will be han Reddy and Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh attended the meeting of the BJPLP meeting. Son of former CM, the late SR Bommai, the new CM, belongs to the Sadara Lingayat community. He is a two-time MLC and three-time MLA from Shiggaon in Haveri district and hails from the 'janata pariwar'. Bommai joined the BJP in 2008 and held the portfolio of water resources earlier. He is an engineer by profession and started his career with the Tata group. The rebels in the BJP are unlikely to take the selection lying down. They view Bommai as a proxy of BSY and are expected to give a tough time to the new CM, especially in the selection of the new Cabinet. ! ! The Central government to written has States/Union Territories seeking data on deaths due to oxygen shortage during the second wave of COVID19, according to government sources. This data is likely to be presented in the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Parliament, they added. "The Centre has written to States for data on deaths related to Oxygen shortage. The data is likely to be presented in Parliament before the Monsoon Session ends on August 13," sources said. This comes after much backlash from the Opposi- Hundreds died due to shortage: BJP MLA tion parties which hit out at the Central government over the claim that no deaths due to lack of oxygen had been specifically reported by states and Union Territories during the second COVID-19 wave. The Centre, while responding to a question by Congress MP KC Venugopal, had on July 20 told the Rajya Sabha that no deaths due to lack of oxy- !/@(4 : 67(4(< 9(2(:/ >96;, ;/0: 65 ;/, (*,)662 >(33 6- 16<95(30:; 5(5+ 0:/9( >/6 /(+ 76:;,+ 5,>:7(7,9 *<;;05.: : 05 6- 3,;;,9: 6- :64, >/0*/ ;/, 0::<, >(: 9(0:,+ '6< /(=, ;63+ ;/, ;9<;/ (.9,, >0;/ @6< /<5+9,+: 6- 7,673, +0,+ 05 (.65@ +<, ;6 3(*2 6- 6?@.,5 6 65, *(5 :,, ;/, 7(05 63(2/: 6- -(4030,: 05*3<+05. (12<4(9 ;/(; 6:(0+ .(9>(3 ;/, gen had been specifically reported by states and Union Territories during the second COVID wave. The second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka here on Tuesday postwas poned by a day after visalliting rounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19. Krunal, who tested positive on Tuesday morning, has been quarantined and the entire contingent's RTPCR test reports are awaited. "The second T20I between Sri Lanka and India originally scheduled to be played on July 27 has been pushed forward by a day and will now take place on Wednesday, July 28," BCCI secretary Jay Shah said. Antibody levels may decline in 2-3 months Total antibody levels start to wane six weeks after immunisation complete with Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, and can reduce by more than 50 per cent over 10 weeks, according to study published in The Lancet journal. The researchers from University College London (UCL) in the UK noted that if the antibody levels carry on dropping at this rate, there are concerns that the protective effects of the vaccines may also begin to particularly off, wear against new variants. However, they said, how soon that might happen cannot be predicted yet. The UCL Virus Watch study also found that antibody levels are substantially higher following two doses of the Pfizer vaccine than after two shots of the AstraZeneca preventive, known as Covishield in In- dia. Antibody levels were also much higher in vaccinated people than those with prior SARS-CoV-2 infection, they said. "The levels of antibody following both doses of ei- ther the AstraZeneca or Pfizer vaccine were initially very high, which is likely to be an important part of why they are so protective against severe COVIDMadhumita said 19," Shrotri from UCL Institute of Health Informatics. "However, we found these levels dropped substantially over the course of two to three months," Ms Shrotri said in a statement. The findings based on data from over 600 people aged 18 and above were all across consistent groups of people regardless of age, chronic illnesses or sex, according to the researchers. The authors highlight that although the clinical implications of waning antibody levels are not yet clear, some decline was expected and current research shows that vaccines remain effective against severe disease. ! IMF cuts India growth to 9.5% due to Covid Delta, but it retains top spot The Delta variant-spurred Covid-19 second wave has shaved off 3 per cent from the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) previous projection for India's economic growth for fiscal year 202122, pegging it now at 9.5 per the Nonetheless, cent. the remains country fastest-growing world's . large economy The IMF's World Economic Outlook Update (WEOU) on Tuesday made the cuts to the projection of 12.5 per cent made in April, and the January projection of 11 per cent. "Growth prospects in India have been downgraded following the severe second Covid wave during March-May and expected slow recovery in confidence from that setback," said the update released in Washington. The IMF stressed the importance of vaccinations in the economic recovery from the pandemic and noted that countries like India that lagged in the rate of vaccinations would suffer if more infectious variants developed. Despite the cut, India is projected to remain the fastest-growing large economy, followed by China with a gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 8.1 per cent - 0.3 per cent less than the projection made in April. Deadline for govt employees’ transfer extended to Aug 7 AROUND 24,000 transfer applications pending at Mantralaya The state Cabinet has extended the date for transfer of government employees from July 31 to August 7. The Cabinet took the decision at a meeting headed by Minister Shivraj Chief at Chouhan, Singh . Mantralaya on Tuesday The sources at Mantralaya said that around 24,000 applications for transfers are pending because of ambiguity in rules and regulations. “Cabinet has extended the date for transfers by a week till August 7. Earlier, it was July 31,” said home minister Dr Narottam Mishra.• Chief minister had earlier instructed for transfers between July • 1 and July 31. The General Administration Department (GAD) had instructed that no transfer order will be issued after July 31. Ministers had sent their recommendations for transfers but then orders were not issued on pretext of name verification. The Cabinet has also sanctioned 419 posts for Directorate Health Services Approval before probe by investigating agencies put on hold AFTER DISPLEASURE of Lokayukta govt cancels clause The state government has withdrawn clause 17 A in the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 that seeks permission from the concerned authorities before probing a government official or an employee. The move comes after Lokayukta Justice NK Gupta expressed his displeasure over the move and had show caused officials of the Administration General Department (GAD) about two months ago. Another notice was sent to the GAD . by the Lokayukta recently The GAD on December 26, 2020 had issued a circular reminding the state anti-corruption agencies like the EOW and the Lokayukta of clause 17 A. These agencies were instructed to seek permis- !;(;, (5;0 *699<7;065 % (.,5*0,: 302, ;/, >,9, 05:;9<*;,+ ;6 :,,2 7,940::065 -964 ;/, ),-69, 796)05. (5@ 6--0*,9 >(: :<776:,+ ;6 "/, ,?(405, ;/, 7,940::065 3,;;,9 (5+ ;/,5 -69>(9+ 0; ;6 ;/, 669+05(;065 6440;;,, -69 -05(3 +,*0:065 "/, >05.: 6- 62(@<2;( % >,9, *3077,+ (: (5+ 46:; 6- ;/, 058<090,: >,9, /,3+ 05 >(5; 6- 7,940::065 :(0+ (5 6--0*0(3 56; 9,8<,:;05. ;6 ), 5(4,+ sion from the GAD before probing any officer. The GAD was supposed to examine the permission letter and then forward it to the Coordination Committee for final decision. Officials of the anti-corruption agencies had even then termed the move as deterrent. 'The wings of Lokayukta and EOW were clipped as most of the inquiries were held in want of permission,' said an official not requesting to be named. 76:;: -69 09,*;69(;, ,(3;/ !,9=0*,: <5+,9 ;/, <)30* ,(3;/ (5+ (403@ %,3-(9, ,7(9;4,5; 76:;: 6- +,5;0:;: >033 ), *9,(;,+ 05 *644<50;@ /,(3;/ *,5;9,: 05 9<9(3 (9,(: 7796=(3 ;6 ,?;,5+ ;/, *6<5;9@ 308<69 :<773@ :@:;,4 -69 ;/, @,(9 0473,4,5;,+ ;033 <3@ )@ ;/, 644,9*0(3 "(? ,7(9;4,5; ;033 (9*/ 7796=(3 -69 A 55 #;:(=B ;6 ), 6):,9=,+ 65 (09 <.<:; (; 90*, !/67: ! 9<5 )@ <)30* 0:;90)<;065 ! !@:;,4 under the Public Health and Family Welfare Department. Recruitment to the sanctioned posts will be done in a phased manner over the next three years. Of the 419 sanctioned posts, 89 posts include -one post each of Joint director dental health, deputy director dental health and 7 posts of deputy director dental health at divisional office level and 34 posts of dental specialist in district hospitals in urban areas, 46 posts of dentist. In the state 330 posts of dentists will be created in 330 community health centres in rural areas. ASTHANA TO BE DELHI TOP COP Rakesh Asthana, a senior IPS officer of Gujarat cadre, has been appointed commissioner of Delhi Police. He has been relieved from the position of Director General of the Border (BSF), Force Security which he held for nearly a year. In August 2019, he was given the additional charge of Director General of the Narcotics Control Bureau. He has previously also held the position of special director of the Central Bureau of Investigation. Three corona cases reported in city On Tuesday 7,836 samples were put to test and only three returned positive for corona. Positivity rate was recorded at 0.04% as tally of reached cases corona 1,52,973. Toll remained 1,391 as no death was reported. According to CMHO bulletin 20,13,219 samples had been tested till Tuesday night. Thirty-four patients are under treatment in var. ious hospitals of the city ANOTHER GUJ HARAPPAN SITE HAS HERITAGE TAG In a big moment for arhistorians chaeologists, and urban planners in Gujarat and across the country, Dholavira, a famous Harappan-era metropolis in the mystical desert district of Kutch, was on Tuesday inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Dholavira becomes the fourth site in Gujarat after the historic Ahmedabad city, Rani ki Vav in Patan and Champaner near Pavagadh and 40th in India to figure among UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. The decision was taken at the 44th ongoing session of #50;,+ (;065: +<*(;065(3 !*0,5;0-0* (5+ <3;<9(3 ,> ,3/0 65 "<,:+(@ (556<5*,+ 9.(50:(;065 # ! *633()69(;065 >0;/ :;(;, ;6<90:4 +,7(9;4,5; ;6 .<0+, A/,90;(., )(:,+ :<:;(05()3, <9)(5 +,=,3674,5; 05 >(3069 (5+ 9*//(B the World Heritage Committee of the UNESCO which is chaired from China and is meeting from July 16 to July 31. The 13th century Rudreswara temple in Telangana has also been included in the list.