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In Kishtwar, a cloudburst hit a remote village around 4:30 am, leaving 8 people dead and 17 others injured, while at least 10 people are dead, two injured and seven reported missing in the flash floods in the hilly state, they said. In Ladakh, two cloudbursts hit different areas of Kargil, causing damage to a mini power project, nearly a dozen residential houses and standing crops, the officials said, adding that no loss of life was reported in the cloudbursts, which and Sangra struck Tuesday on Khangral evening. Nine people died in Lahaul-Spiti flash floods in Tozing Nullah in Udaipur, two injured and three are still missing, while two men died in Chamba, State Disaster Management director Sudesh Kumar Mokhta said. Besides four people, including a woman, her son, a hydro project official and a Delhi tourist are feared dead in Kullu district, he added. % ! ! ! " # ! " " ! " $ ! " ! & !$ 18 killed, 25 injured after truck hits bus in UP BARABANKI: At least 18 people were killed and 25 injured after a truck rammed into a stationary double-decker bus here, . police said on Wednesday The accident took place on the LucknowAyodhya highway under Kotwali Ramsanehighat area late on Tuesday night. The private bus was carrying over 130 passengers to Bihar from Ludhiana in Punjab, they said. The axle of the bus broke down and it was parked on the road when a speeding truck coming from behind hit it, killing 18 people on the spot and injuring 25 others, the police said. Some passengers were standing or resting outside the bus while others were sitting inside while waiting for the axel to be repaired when the incident took place, they said. The victims, mostly labourers from Bihar, were returning home after sowing paddy in Punjab and Haryana, the police said. Police rushed to the spot after receiving information about the accident and the rescue operation was carried out with the help of locals. The injured were rushed to a local hospital and from there eight people, who were seriously injured, were referred to the trauma centre in Lucknow, Additional Director General of Police, Lucknow Zone, S N Sabat said. It was raining heavily when the accident took place and this posed some problems in the rescue operation, he said. Reservation should be based on economic criterion: Minister Minister for culture and tourism Usha Thakur stoked a controversy on Wednesday by saying that reservation should be based on economic criterion. Thakur, however, hastened to add that the reservation would depend on the atmosphere as created by the system based on the Con. stitution and society When asked by a journalist if there should not be reservation based on economic criterion to bring to an end politics over castes, she said, “It’s true that reservation should be based on economic criterion. There is no ambiguity over it. However, (we) will go ahead as per the atmosphere created by the system based on the Constitution and the socie.” ty The journalists’ questions came in the light of the OBC’ agitation in Bhopal who demanded implementation of Cong govt’s decision to provide enhanced quota to the OBC from 14% to 27%. Congress media coordinator Narendra Saluja said, “On one hand BJP govt says that it will provide 27% quota to the OBC, on the other hand a minister exposes the true face of the BJP government. " " ! ! Bank depositors to get coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh ! The fiery West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee (66), on Wednesday made it clear, just before she called on Congress President Sonia Gandhi, that she is not at all interested in leading the opposition parties, but is here to unite them in a "BJP vs Rest" formulation, to get rid of Prime Minister Modi before he inflicts more damage on the nation. Sonia Gandhi (74) had son Rahul (51) by her side during talks with Mamata at her 10 Janpath residence, $ ! dropping enough hints that she has already given the responsibility to Rahul to unite the opposition parties and pointed out how Rahul took lead in mobilising leaders of various parties in both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha only on . Wednesday "It was a very good meeting, positive meeting. To defeat the BJP, everybody needs to come together. Everyone will have to work together," Banerjee said after a 45-minute interaction with Sonia Gandhi, with whom she has always had cordial ties. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday announced two Cabinet decisions that will gladden bank depositors as they will get back their money from troubled banks in 90 days and their deposits will be insured up to a maximum of Rs 5 lakh. The increase in insurance from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh will cover 98.3% of all deposits, she said, addressing the press briefing along with I&B Minister Anurg Thakur. She said the Union Cabinet's decision to return investor's money in 90 days will also be applicable to banks currently under moratorium. "This clearance now, therefore, is going to give relief to all those institutions which have already come under moratorium. It is not going to be retrospective, but if your bank has already been declared under moratorium this will cover," she added. Sitharaman also drew up the map on how the depositors will get back their money in 90 days. Love story of a Tiger, coming from a Tiger State T hough having multiple partners in their community is considered to be a common phenomenon, he preferred to remain with one. Responsibility of raising the children lies with the mother but this father broke all the natural traits and is now raising the children, rejecting offers from partners. But the protagonist in this tale is P243 - a tiger. This tiger in Panna Tiger Reserve is behaving against natural traits of tigers. It has now become case study for international wildlife lovers and ex- perts. It came to light when the tigress P213-32 died on 15 May 2021, leaving behind 4 cubs. , Male tiger P243 had paired with this tigress. Director of Panna Tiger Reserve, Uttam Kumar Sharma said this tiger paired with P213-32 for over two years. Moreover, he was not seen with any other tigress. They were seen together frequently and P243 is considered to be father of their cubs. “This big cat was seen at cremation site, within an hour after cremation. Even later for several days, P243 visited cremation site and used to sit there for several hours, as if paying homage,” Uttam Kumar said. “ After the death of tigress, we all were worried about safety of 4 cubs. Biggest threat comes from tiger itself. A search party including 5 elephants and 50 people were sent to track cubs,” he added. All 4 cubs were traced on the evening of May 17 and they looked healthy - neither hungry nor stressed. P243 was also found moving in nearby area that kept the search parties at bay . A year ago, Kerala's health minister K K Shylaja was being feted around the world for leading one of the most successful campaigns against Covid, dubbed the Kerala , model. Today the state is being singled out for the most Covid cases, accounting for over half of the total number of daily cases for the whole . country And the test positivity rate is stuck at over 10, showing no signs of a let-up. This is the story of agony and ecstasy about Kerala's fight against the Covid pandemic, a state that has best the undisputedly healthcare system in the country and has distinguished itself in reigning in a number of deadly diseases in the past. It is also the story of how somewhere along the line the authorities lost their focus and the priorities got misplaced. There has been too much of hype, although the ground under the feet . was quietly slipping away Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who holds a media 'darbar' almost on a daily basis, takes great pains to explain how Kerala's various 'rates' are lower than the national average. These include the lowest fatality rate, maximum utilisation of allotted vaccine, near hundred percent vaccina- %" $ '' * # $ ( & ! tion of frontline workers, certain age groups etc. There is no doubt that some of these figures are for real. The hospitalisation rate has come down from the range of 800-1000 to around 250 at the government medical college hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, which is typical of the entire state. The occupancy rate for beds and ventilators remains at . only 50 percent of capacity But these numbers hide more things than they reveal. The fourth ICMR serosurvey shows that only 42.7 per cent of the state's popuantibodies, has lation which is far below the national average of 67.6 per cent. 7 TEST POSITIVE, NO DEATH IN CITY *(:,: >,9, -6<5+ : 4(5@ (: :(473,: ;,:;,+ 65 76:0;0=, 6<; 6&,+5,:+(@ "(;, 6- 76:0;0=, 7(;0,5;: >(: 7,9*,5; $6;(3 5<4),9 69,*69+,+ (; 6 +,(;/ 76:0;0=, 7(;0,5;: 9,(*/,+ >(: 9,769;,+ +<, ;6 >/0*/ ;/, ;6;(3 5<4),9 6:6 -(9 **69+05. ;6 +,(;/: 9,4(05,+ ;6 9,769;: 6- ;6;(3 ;/, )<33,;05 9,3,(:,+ )@ :(473,: 9,*,0=,+ ;033 &,+5,:+(@ >(: :(473,: >,9, ;,:;,+ 5,.(;0=, : 4(5@ (: 7(;0,5;: (9, 65 &,+5,:+(@ : 4(5@ (: <5+,9 ;9,(;4,5; 05 =(906<: /6:70;(3: 6- ;/, *0;@ 7(;0,5;: /(=, ),,5 +0:*/(9.,+ :6 $6;(3 -(9 05*3<+05. ;/, +0:*/(9.,+ 65 &,+5,:+(@ Civic body polls not possible for at least 6 months: Min It will be difficult to hold civic body polls in the state for next six months due to legal issues and Covid, said minister for Urban Development Bhupendra Singh on . Wednesday Talking to news persons the minister said the State Election Commission too had expressed its inability in holding the elections due to pandemic. Also, the SC’s judgment was yet to come on reservation of posts. Bhupendra Singh, however, hastened to add that Covid-19 situation in MP was comparatively better Blinken announces $25-mn for India's Covid vaccine prog New Delhi: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, on , Wednesday announced his that country would pro$25 vide million to support Inprovaccination dia's gramme as the two sides held wide-ranging talks on further boosting cooperation in dealing with the pandemic and its adverse impacts. The US Secretary of State arrived in India's rain-washed capital on Tuesday on a two-day visit. At a media briefing after talks with Blinken, EAM Jaishankar thanked the US for its "truly exceptional" support to India during the 2nd Covid wave and for keeping the supply chain for raw material open for vaccine production in India. Jaishankar said the travel challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic were also discussed. (More on p7) than other states in the country given the efforts made by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his guidance. In reply to a question the minister said Congress was plagued with internal bickering in Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Rajasthan and the governments in these states might fall anytime. “It happens with Congress every time but it blames the other parties for the same”, he added. Notably, the SEC in its affidavit made it clear on Tuesday that it would take a decision on polls after reports ground getting about the possible third wave of pandemic. Contd. on P8 China seeks Taliban help Beijing:• China on Wednesday feted Taliban leader Ghani Abdul Mullah Baradar, praising the insurgent group as an "important military and political force" in Afghanistan and asked it to make a "clean break" with all terrorist groups, especially the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) the Uyghur Muslim militant group from Xinjiang. Amid deepening concerns here over the regrouping of the ETIM, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Mullah Baradar at Tianjin and sought to prevail on him to build a "positive image and establish a broad and inclusive political structure that suits Afghanistan's national realities". Speech-impaired kids with no Android phone left high and dry Speech-impaired children have been the worst sufferers of lockdown. Most of them belong to poor families who can neither afford a TV nor a Android phone for their online classes. One such child is Raja, a student of class 4. He would go to school 16 months ago but he remains in his house these days. His parents cannot afford an Android phone. The relatives of Raja have appealed to the State government to provide him an Android phone. Raja's school is located at Andhkukh bypass. Many students study in the school with him but the local administration has allowed only students of class 11 and class 12 to at- tend classes. The students from nursery to class 8 are getting education through online classes. A teacher of the school, Leela Tiwari, says there are 13 speech-impaired children in the class. But she failed to teach them for the past 16 months as they cannot afford android phone. Block Education Officer NK Bokade says there are 68 schools and organisations where 5,500 speech impaired students get education. He further says illiteracy rate among these children has been 45% but because of the corona-induced closure of schools, the figure may go up. Such children are not able to connect themselves with the online education, he says, adding that the rate of illiteracy rate may go up to 70%.