" $$$ $ : : %: ! % : )+( ! 1 1 0(13) % " ! # ' ' 603-4) 604)5 BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh, which is known as the 'tiger state' of India, has also earned the dubious distinction of accounting for the highest number of deaths of these majestic striped felines. Till July 15 this year, of the total number of 74 tiger deaths regis, tered in the country MP alone accounted for 27 of them - highest for any state during this period, the data published by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) on its website has reThe centrally located vealed. state is followed on this front by Maharashtra, which registered 15 deaths during the period. Karnataka comes next with 11 fatalities, Assam five, Kerala and Rajasthan four each, Uttar Pradesh three, Andhra Pradesh two, Bihar, Odisha and Chhattisgarh one each, among other states, as per the NTCA figAccording to offiures. cials, territorial fights, old age, ailments, poaching and electrocution are some of the prominent reasons for their deaths. 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" )) ' , !! ' # ) )$% $*') )$"$''$, NEW DELHI: Mother nature is in deep agony and the climate crisis can endanger the very future of this planet, outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind said in his farewell address to the nation on Sunday as he appealed to all to protect the environment for the coming generations. Emphasising that the country is getting equipped to make the 21st century "the century of India", Kovind highlighted the importance of healthcare and education and said these, along with economic reforms, would enable citizens to pursue happiness by discovering their potential. President-elect Droupadi Murmu will be sworn . in as the country's 15th President on Monday In his last televised address to the nation, Kovind said, "The pandemic has underlined the need to further improve the public healthcare infrastructure. I am glad that the government has accorded top priority to this task. "Once education and healthcare are in place, economic reforms will let citizens find the best course for their lives, he said, adding that "I firmly believe that our country is , getting equipped to make the 21st century the century of India".He said the NEP will go a long way in making it possible for young Indians to connect with their heritage and also find their feet in the . twenty-first century How is it possible Baba Amarnath here, Maa Sharda Shakti across LoC: Rajnath On the occasion of the 23rd Kargil Vijay Diwas, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday recalled the supreme sacrifice of the Indian Army and asserted that Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) is an integral part of India and said that "How is it possible that Baba Amarnath is in India and Maa Sharda Shakti is across the Line of Control (LoC)." "A resolution has been passed in the Parliament on PoK. PakKashmir, istan-occupied Kashmir was a part of India, is and will remain a part of India. How can it be that Baba Amarnath in the form of Shiva is with us and Mother Sharda Shakti is on the other side of LoC," Defense Minister added while referring to the Sharda Peeth, which has the ruins of a temple to Hindu goddess Saraswati, also known as Sharda. He was speaking at the commemoration ceremony of 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' in Jammu. garh, Pench, Satpura, Panna Of the and Sanjay Dubri. 27 tiger deaths this year, nine were males and eight females. In other cases, the gender of the animals was not mentioned in the data. The deceased included adults, subTigers live, adults and cubs. breed and hunt in forests and they are at the top of the food chain. As apex predators, their presence indicates a healthy and Exbroader ecosystem. pressing concern over the rising number of tiger deaths, wildlife enthusiast and RTI activist Ajay Dube told PTI, “In Panna, no tigers were found about 10 years back. After that, NTCA advised the states to set up their own Special Tiger Protection Forces (STPFs) for safeguarding the big cats, especially from poachers.” The Centre has made budgetary provisions for supporting the STPFs, but the MP govt has so far not constituted any such force due to its own vested interests, he alleged. If established, this force will check, besides poaching, other activities like illegal mining and felling of trees in the forest areas, he said. Court rejects her bail plea; gives ED one-day custody so that it can probe deeper HC: PARTHA TO SHIFT TO AIIMS -.)0-0+ ,)3 51 &0 1**-'-&/4 ;10-10< 5,) The Enforcement Di51/( 5,) '1635 5,&5 rectorate on Sunday ;8,)0 916 2))/ &0 Arpita produced 10-10 916 603&7)/ 5,) /&9)34 < Mukherjee, a close aide of TMC minister Partha Chatterjee, in the court and sought her custody for at least 14 days. Likening her to an ‘onion’, the ED officials told the court that just as ‘when you peel an onion, you unravel layers,’ a further probe is needed to ferret out more information. ther,” said ED sources, giving “We demanded at least 14 the rationale for their plea in days’ custody so that we can the court. The ED officials dig deeper into the case. A also submitted medical cerheap of cash amounting to Rs tificates in the court and 21 crores, foreign currency claimed that she was fit. and a jewellery box – reminis“Arpita can resort to theatrics cent of Alibaba’s treasure and claim that she is not well. trove -- were found on her So, we have submitted medpremises. Envelopes scribbled ical certificates which clearly with Partha Chatterjee’s indicate that she is fit,” added name were also recovered; so, sources. we wanted to investigate furArpita’s lawyer, in turn, de- " " # ! % " #" % " " #"" " !" " "" !% $ " " & # " # ")! " " " !" " " " # ( ' " " !" &! $ ! " %" ! !" !" #" " # " "" "" "" ! )) )! " manded bail and claimed that she would ‘cooperate’ with the investigation. Dismissing the bail plea, the court gave the ED a day’s custody of Arpita. He lawyer, Niladri Bhattacharya, said that the court had said that Arpita should be quizzed in the presence of woman officers and also that she cannot be questioned between 9 pm and 6 am. Chinese fighter jets continue to provoke on LAC in E Ladakh Even after the Corps Commander level talks, Chinese fighter jets are continuing attempts to provoke Indian forces deployed in Eastern Ladakh as they have been flying close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on multiple occasions. The Chinese aircraft have been regularly flying close to the LAC in the last three to four weeks which is seen as an attempt to probe the Indian defence mechanism in the area. The Indian Air Force is responding to the situation very responsibly and taking no chances to tackle the threat as well as not to let the matter escalate in any . way "The Chinese fighter jets including the J-11 continue to fly close to the Line of Actual Control. There have been instances of violation of the 10 Km Confidence Building Measure (CBM) line in the region in recent times," the government sources told ANI. The Indian Air Force has taken strong measures to respond to these provocations as it has moved forward its most potent fighters including the MiG-29 and Mirage 2000 to advanced bases from where they can respond to the Chinese activities within minutes, they said. The IAF has been scram- Apologise: Smriti to Cong leaders in legal notice on bar row Monkeypox case in Delhi takes India's tally to four A 34-year-old man from Delhi with n o history of foreign travel tested positive for monkeypox, taking India's tally of cases to four and prompting the Centre to hold a high-level review meeting, the government . said on Sunday Three cases of monkeypox was earlier reported from Kerala. The patient who is presently recovering at a designated isolation centre at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital in Delhi had attended a stag party in Manali in Himachal Pradesh recently, official sources told PTI. According to official sources, so far nine contacts, including family members of the patients, have been quarantined and they are being followed up. They are asymptomatic as of now. The west Delhi resident was isolated at LNJP hospital here three days ago after he showed symptoms of the disease. T'gana guv responds to mid-air SOS, revives ailing ADGP HYDERABAD: Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan, a doctor by profession, came to the rescue of a co-passenger who complained of uneasiness onboard an IndiGo airlines flight during her journey from Delhi to Hyderabad on Friday. She discharged her duties as a doctor and saved the life of Additional DGP Kripanand Tripathi Ujela, who is now undergoing treatment at a hospital in Hyderabad after being diagnosed with dengue fever, news agency PTI re- ported. "Madam Governor saved my life. She helped me like a mother. Otherwise, I could not have made it to the hospital," PTI quoted Ujela as saying. "My heart rate at that time was just 39 when Madam Governor measured it. She advised me to bend forward and helped me relax, which stabilised my breathing," added Ujela, who is currently posted as Additional DGP (Road Safety). After the flight landed, Ujela was taken directly to a hospital where he was diagnosed with dengue with his platelets count dropping bling its own fighter jets to tackle the threat from Chinese aircraft but it seems the People's Liberation Army is tense about the upgrade of IAF infrastructure in the Ladakh sector through which they can monitor Chinese activities deep within areas controlled by them, the sources said. The IAF has been responding to these actions in a calibrated manner and also keeping a very close watch on the Chinese flying pattern in the area where they are flying at both low and high altitudes, the sources said. India has also been working at a very fast pace to upgrade its military infrastructure in Ladakh after the Chinese tried to unilaterally change the status quo on the LAC in AprilMay 2020 timeframe. The provocations by Chinese fighter aircraft started around June 24-25 when a Chinese fighter aircraft flew very close to a friction point in eastern Ladakh. to 14,000. Expressing gratitude to the Governor, Ujela said, "Had Madam Governor not been on that flight, I could not have made it. She gave me a new life." incident, the Recalling Soundararajan wrote on Twitter that she responded to a 'panic call' from the air-hostess asking if there was a doctor on the plane. "Got up to rush to the rear to see a passenger looking drowsy sweating profusely C/o indigestion symptoms," she tweeted. NEW DELHI: Union Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday sent legal notice to the Congress and its senior leaders Jairam Khera, Pawan Ramesh, Netta D'Souza over their "malicious allegations" against her daughter and asked them to tender a written . unconditional apology She also asked them to withdraw the allegations they have made against her 18-year old daughter with immediate effect. The notice, sent through her lawyer, said that these allegations have been made with the knowledge of their , falsity or at least in careless disregard of the truth. "The false allegations were intended to hurt the reputation of our client as a minister and a person in public life, and also to outrage her modesty and that of her daughter. These are serious offences under the IPC and also a tort making the addressees liable to penal damages. "In the circumstances as mentioned hereinabove, we hereby call upon addressees to tender a written apology forthwith not later than 24 hours from the receipt of this notice, which should be widely disseminated in print media and on social media.