" $$$ $ 1 1 ! %1 ! % 1 ()' ! , , +',-( % " ! # & 3 0+-*.( 0+.(/ # 4 & WHO declares monkeypox global health emergency The World Health Organisation has said the expanding ‘monkeypox’ outbreak in more than 70 countries is an “extraordinary” situation and declared it a global health emergency. The classification is the highest alert that the WHO can issue; it came at the end of the second meeting of the WHO's emergency committee on the virus. More than 16,000 cases have been reported from 75 countries, said WHO director general Dr Tedros Ad- Ghebreyesus. hanom There had been five deaths so far as a result of the outbreak, he added. The WHO Director-General decided to issue the declaration despite a lack of consensus among members of the emergency committee. It was the first time the chief of the UN health agency has taken such an action. “In short, we have an outbreak that has spread around the world rapidly through new modes of transmission about which we understand too little and which meets the crite- ria in the international regulations,” health Tedros said. “I know this has not been an easy or straightforward process and that there are divergent views among the members" of the commit- tee, he added. Although monkeypox has surfaced in parts of central and west Africa for decades, it was not known to spark large outbreaks beyond the continent or to spread widely among people until May, when authorities detected dozens of epidemics in Europe, North America and elsewhere. Declaring a global emergency means the monkeypox outbreak is an “extraordinary event” that could spill over into more countries and requires a coordinated global response. WHO previously declared emergencies for public health crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak, the Zika virus in Latin America in 2016 and the ongoing effort to eradicate Polio; the emergency declaration mostly serves as a plea to draw more global resources and attention to an outbreak. Health officials say people at highest risk of exposure to monkeypox include some gay and bisexual men, as well as some healthcare workers. 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Bengal minister, aide arrested After a marathon 27 hours of grilling, TMC Industry and Commerce Minister Partha Chatterjee and his close associate Aprita Mukherjee were arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a teachers’ recruitment scam during Partha’s earlier stint as Education Minister. On Friday, the ED had searched premises of several persons, including that of Chatterjee and Mukherjee. Later, the ED tweeted a picture of a heap of notes, said to amount to Rs 20 crore and allegedly seized from the premises of Mukherjee. On Saturday, stung by the arrests, the TMC went into damage control and held a press conference, where it ‘distanced’ itself from both Chatterjee and his associate. ‘‘Arpita, from whose premis- Rise above politics: Kovind’s parting shot to parties Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind Saturday asked citizens to use Gandhian means to express opposition and pursue demands, and said parties should partisan shun politics to deliberate on what is necessary for people's welfare by keeping in mind that the nation is supreme. In his farewell address to parliamentarians at Parliament's Central Hall, the President likened the Indi- an parliamentary system to a big family and emphasised on the values of peace, harmony and dialogue to resolve all "family differences". es the cash and jewellery was allegedly found, has nothing to do with the TMC. She has nothing to do with this party,’’ asserted party spokesperson and state general secretary Kunal Ghosh. He added that if the charges against Chatterjee are proven then both TMC and the state government will take ‘necessary action against him’. Ghosh also said that a proper probe should be conducted to ascertain the ‘source of black money’. Meanwhile, TMC leader and Firhad Mayor, Kolkata Hakim, has said Chatterjee was framed as he chose to remain in the TMC and did not defect to the BJP. ACTOR DEEPESH BHAN DIES AT 41 MUMBAI: Actor Deepesh Bhan, who displayed an excellent comic timing as Malkhan Singh in the TV popular show ‘Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai,’ passed has . away He was 41. It is understood that the actor was playing cricket when he collapsed and was taken to the hospital. He was declared brought dead. Media sources said Deepesh had a late night and was playing in the morning when his nose started bleeding. The news of his death was confirmed by the show’s producers. The entire team of the serial is in a deep shock due to the untimely demise of the actor. See you in court, Smriti tells Gandhis The Congress party on Saturday asked PM Modi to immediately sack Union Minister Smriti Irani as her 18-year-old daughter was allegedly running an "illegal" bar in Goa, even as the minister rejected the claim and said the firstyear college student was be- ing targeted because of her mother's vocal stand on Sonia and Rahul Gandhi's "Rs 5,000 crore loot" in the National Herald case. Asserting that the Congress has "assassinated" and "publicly mutilated" her daughter's character, the Union minister dared the party to furnish proof of any wrongdoing. The BJP leader also said that she will seek answers "in the court of law, and the court of people". The Congress party has alleged that Zoish Irani was running an illegal bar in Goa and using her political influence to harass Excise Commissioner Narayan M Gad, who has served a show-cause notice on the unit for July 29. Still worse is social media." Referring to the growing demand for stricter media regulations in the wake of "frequent transgressions by electronic and social media and consequent social unrests," by the electronic and social media, Chief Justice Ramana said: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday announced that the recruitment for one lakh government jobs in the state will begin from August 15. Chouhan made the announcement while inaugurating the two-day Yuva (youth Mahapanchayat conference) here to mark the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad. Azad was born on July 23, 1906 at Bhavra in Madhya Pradesh's Alirajpur. recruitment "The process for one lakh government jobs will start from August 15 and will be completed in a year," the chief minister said. Citing that unemployment was a big challenge, Chouhan said that his government will generate selfemployment opportunities to two lakh youth each month, and for this, melas will be held across the state every month. A statue of Azad, who attained martyrdom fighting the British, will be installed in Bhopal. The statue will inspire the youth and inculcate patriotism among people, he said.