FRIDAY HARLEY-DAVIDSON TO EXIT INDIA OPERATIONS 25 70 SEPTEMBER, 2020 morningstandard.in facebook.com/TheMorningStandard twitter.com/TheMornStandard instagram.com/themorningstandard MANIPUR SIX MINISTERS DROPPED CM Biren Singh faces tough times as ally fumes PAGE 8 A CAPITAL VIEW OF NEWS Major show of strength to mark Bharat Bandh against farm Bills today the farm Bills. It intends to collect two crore signatures from TAKING their fight to the protesting farmers against the streets after the showdown in proposed laws that are awaitParliament, Opposition par- ing Presidential assent. “The ties will on Friday support a nationwide agitation will concall for Bharat Bandh given by tinue till the government reover two dozen affilipeals the black laws,” ated farmer outfits A K Antony had said over the recent pasafter a meeting of the sage of three farm party general secreBills by voice vote. taries on Monday. While Punjab has Apart from joining already seen disrupthe Bharat Bandh, tions in train servicthe Cong ress has es due to massive prolined up a series of 14 train pairs p r o - f a r m e r p r o tests, a clutch of suspended organisations like grammes, said K C the All India Farm- With the threeVenugopal, par ty day Rail Roko ers Union, Bharatiya general secretary . Kisan Union, All In- protest in Punjab In poll-bound Bidia Kisan Maha- by farmer outfits har, RJD, Congress starting on sangh, and All India and Left parties will Kisan Sangharsh Co- Thursday, 14 pairs together take to the of trains have ordination Commitstreets and stage protee have announced a been suspended. tests. In West Bengal, A state bandh nationwide bandh Chief Minister and call for Friday has Trinamool Congress on Friday . already been Farmers’ outfits in head Mamata Banermade Kar nataka, Tamil jee said they will proNadu and Maharashtest against the tra, too, are on the same page. f a r m B i l l s u n t i l t h e y Also, 10 Central trade unions are withdrawn. will support Bharat Bandh. Apart from Congress, TriThe Congress on Thursday namool, AAP, TRS, BJD and launched a nearly two-month- Left parties have demanded long mass movement against that the Bills be sent to a sethe government for passing lect committee for vetting. P7 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi l D E L H I C O V I D W AT C H STATUS OF CASES Today Recovered 3,509 Death 36 Active cases -- Total +ve cases 3,834 Cumulative 2,24,375 5,123 31,125 2,60,623 NEW DELHI l J8.00 l PAGES 12 China wants focus on Pangong south bank alone; India for negotiations on entire Ladakh Hospital 15,810 7,026 Covid care centre 8,137 1,926 Covid health centre 601 344 MILITARY-LEVEL talks on resolving the stand-off along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh will not be guided by the Chinese agenda, as they cannot be fully trusted, a senior officer said on Thursday . While the Chinese side wants to discuss only the situation on the south bank of the Pangong Tso for now, India is emphatic that the bilateral talks need to include every stand-off location so as to arrive at a comprehensive solution. “China wants that the talks be only on south bank of the Pangong Tso. We want that the talks should be on the entire eastern Ladakh and begin from Depsang. The south bank ought Ground communication to be strengthened M AYA N K S I N G H @ New Delhi 8,784 4,553* 257 HOME ISOLATION 17,995 (COVID-19) TESTING STATUS 9,814 49,379 RTPCR/CBNAAT/ TrueNat tests conducted Rapid antigen test conducted in city 27,56,516 1,45,079 Total tests done so far Tests per million *1658 beds of CCC are occupied by persons under quarantine including travellers who came by Vande Bharat Mission and bubble flights Source: Delhi health bulletin Data for Sep 24 MESSAGE ‘SAARC MUST DEAL WITH TERRORISM’ External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar says collective prosperity has been obstructed by terrorism and threat to national security | P7 The move is part of the firm’s overhaul strategy called Rewire, which calls for exiting markets where volumes are low and profitability is elusive | P10 Trust deficit apparent in LAC talks (COVID-19) PATIENT MANAGEMENT Total bed Occupied Vacant staff to be laid off, while the American bike maker plans to close its plant in Haryana. The dealer network will continue to serve customers through the contract term, it said India and China have decided to strengthen ground communication and stop sending more troops along the LAC to avoid misunderstandings and misjudgments, the MEA said to be the last point of discussion,” the officer said. “The De psang problem, where Chinese have blocked four patrolling points, is much older than the problem they initiated in May last in the Pangong area. Now that we are talking, we need to include every place,” the officer added. The Chinese are harping on the south bank because the Indian Army has occupied all the important heights there, including Mukhpari, Rezang La and Reqin La, the officer shared and added that the talks need to include de-escalation of air activity too. “However, the situation doesn’t seem to get resolved soon and we cannot trust them. China also has done all the preparations to stay at the LAC through the entire winter. We cannot trust China blindly .” Referring to the recent joint Sisodia has dengue also, in pvt hospital E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ New Delhi DEPUTY Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was shifted to a private hospital after his health deteriorated on Thursday . The 48-year-old education minister had been admitted to LNJP Hospital a day before after he faced breathing troubles. According to medical sources, Sisodia has dengue along with novel coronavirus. His platelet count on Thursday dropped significantly. In the evening, Sisodia was taken to Max Hospital in Saket where he is likely to be given plasma therapy. The AAP leader has slightly elevated blood pressure, a co-morbidity known to increase the risk of COVID-19. On September 14, Sisodia had tested positive for COV- ID-19 and was being treated for the viral contagion in home isolation. After testing positive, Sisodia had confirmed on Twitter about the infection and skipped the one-day Assembly session on September 14. Sisodia is the second minister in the Delhi government after Satyendar Jain to have tested positive for the viral infection. statement issued by both sides after the Corps Commanderlevel meeting, he said: “Issuing a joint statement is good. We want solutions but China should manifest whatever it says on the ground. Till the time Chinese troops don’t go back we will not slacken our positions. Our soldiers are alert and fully prepared,” the officer emphasised. Most of the Indian soldiers on the LAC have been armed with latest weapons. Clarifying why representatives from the foreign office attended the recent Corps Commanders meeting, the officer said it was to send a clear message that there is no difference in India’s stance at the military and diplomatic levels. CONTINUED ON P7 Chennai Tied Test hero Jones passes away CHENNAI: Dean Jones, who fought dehydration to score 210 in the 1986 tied test in Chennai, died of cardiac arrest in a Mumbai hotel on Thursday. 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