MONDAY MONSOON TO REVIVE FROM THURSDAY, SAYS MET DEPT 05 JULY, 2021 After a good spell of rain in the first two-and-half weeks of June, the southwest monsoon has not advanced further epaper.morningstandard.in facebook.com/TheMorningStandard twitter.com/TheMornStandard BLAME THE ABSENCE OF WEATHER SYSTEM ACCEPTS CENTRE RESPONSE LOW TO DIGITAL VAX DRIVE Nearly 80% of doses given to walk-in recipients, not through pre-registration PAGE 7 SHRIRAM BN A CAPITAL VIEW OF NEWS People who say Muslims should leave India can’t be Hindus: RSS and Muslims are not two groups; there is nothing to unite as they are already toMAKING a strong pitch for gether,” Bhagwat asserted. communal harmony and naComing down heavily on intionalism, Rashtriya Swayam- cidents of lynching, particusevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mo- larly over alleged cow slaughhan Bhagwat on Sunday said in ter and smuggling, the RSS a democracy like Inchief said, “Cow is a dia, there cannot be holy animal, but dominance of either lynching is against Hindus or Muslims, Hindutva. Law of the but only of Indians. land should take its “If a Hindu says that own course against no Muslim should them without any live here, then that partiality.” He, howperson is not a Hinever, said there were du,” he added. instances of false Advisory to Addressing an lynching cases foisted Muslims event organised by on people. the Muslim Rashtri- Reiterating his call Reiterating RSS’ for nationalism ya Manch (an RSScommitment to naand communal inspired platform for tionalism, Bhagwat Muslims) in Uttar harmony, Bhagwat said the only solution Pradesh’s Ghaziabad urged the Muslims to Hindu-Muslim condistrict, the RSS Sar- to not get trapped flict is dialogue, not sanghchalak said, in the cycle of fear discord. that Islam is in “Development is not Bhagwat began his danger in India possible without unispeech by stating that ty in the country The . the event was neither basis of unity should be nation- an image makeover exercise alism and the glory of nor a platform for vote bank ancestors.” politics. “The Sangh is neither “It has been proven that we into politics nor does it bother have descended from the same about image. It works tirelessly ancestors for the last 40,000 for strengthening the nation,” years. People cannot be differ- he said. Later, Bhagwat reentiated based on how they leased a book by Dr K I Ahmad, worship, as all people in India ex-advisor to former prime have the same DNA. Hindus minister P V Narasimha Rao. EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Lucknow Assam CM, local Muslims discuss population control P R A S A N TA M A Z U M D A R @ Guwahati BJP-ruled Assam, which earlier came up with a two-child policy , will now constitute groups to work towards addressing various issues including “stabilising” the state’s population. After holding a meeting with “indigenous” Assamese Muslim intelligentsia, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told journalists that the participants agreed that rising population posed a major threat to the state’s development. “It has been agreed that population explosion in some parts of Assam has posed a real threat to the state’s development, and if at all we have to be among the five (most progressive) states, then we have to manage our population explosion,” Sarma said. He said the participants laid thrust on the formation of eight sub-groups to achieve the goal. They will work in sectors such as health, education, population stabilisation, cultural identity, financial inclusion, women empowerment, skill development etc. The CM said in the next two to three days, he would meet the leaders of migrant Muslims, who trace their roots to East Bengal (present day Bangladesh). According to him, there is a distinct cultural difference between the migrant Muslims and the indigenous Assamese Muslims, who have a 600-year-old history . NEW DELHI J8.00 THE FOURMIDABLES Following England’s 4-0 win over Ukraine in Rome on Saturday, the semifinalists have been spotted. Here is a look at them... DENMARK ENGLAND ALL EYES ON ALL EYES ON Midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard has been the heart of Denmark, setting up goals and even DAMSGAARD scoring them. Their captain Harry Kane. If he continues to score, England can go all the way. Denmark failed to qualify for Euro 1992 but were drafted in ten days before it started after Yugoslavia were excluded and went on to lift the trophy. And here they are, against all odds, in what is only their third semifinal appearance ever. After losing their star player Christian Eriksen — who has miraculously recovered from a cardiac arrest — they have been on a roll. ALL EYES ON KANE ALL EYES ON Young midfielder Pedri is making a mark for himself with his slick PEDRI passing style. The team of the tournament so far, impressing everyone with their attacking displays. The Azzurri are on an unbeaten streak of 31 matches, winning 13 on the trot. Roberto Mancinis’ side has not only been defensively strong like past Italian teams, but play an attacking brand of football. Key to it has been Leonardo Spinazzola, who will miss the semifinal because of injury. However, they can still go the distance. OF THE FIRST 21 DAYS OF JUNE SAW ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL Be a sport: Stadia to reopen as curbs are further eased @ New Delhi SPAIN Ciro Immobile, who has been threatening the opponents’ backline IMMOBILE consistently. 18 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE The stars are aligning for the Three Lions to lift only their second major title after winning the World Cup on home soil in 1966. Gareth Southgate’s team are yet to concede a goal and will play the semifinals at Wembley. They seem to be peaking at the right time, and with the home crowd to back them, they are now favourites. But here is a catch: England’s last defeat came at Wembley last October against Denmark. ITALY PAGES 12 Forecast models show signs of increasing rain activity in south, west coast and east-central India from July 8, M Rajeevan, secretary in the Ministry of Earth Sciences tweeted. Conditions are not favourable for the monsoon’s progress till July 7, due to the absence of a weather system. Lack of rains and heatwaves have sparked concerns in many parts of the country Didn’t look convincing at the start, yet they have managed to reach the semifinals. Luis Enrique’s side can be frustrating to watch because of their mantra to pass, pass and keep passing. But if their forwards can find those little spaces and convert those passes into goals, they can be entertaining. It is hard to guess which Spain side will turn up and there lies their problem. If their strike force doesn’t turn up, they can forget about that title. THE Delhi government has been relaxing lockdown norms gradually. Gyms and had reopened earlier. Now, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has announced reopening of stadiums and sports complexes as well, although they can’t have spectators. There has to be strict adherence to standard operating procedures and other guidelines issued by the government. Compliance with Covid appropriate behaviour is a must in stadiums and sports complexes, DDMA said. Cinema halls, multiplexes, swimming pools, spas, schools and colleges, social, political, cultural, religious and other such gatherings will remain prohibited, the order stated. Delhi Metro trains and public buses will continue to operate with 50 per cent seating capacity and restricted activities will continue till 5 am on July 12. Last week, the DDMA allowed opening of gyms, yoga institutes, weddings at banquet halls with 50% attendance. From June 14, shops, malls, and restaurants had been allowed to function after Covid numbers dropped to a three-month Health workers and patients at a Covid care centre at CWG village in New Delhi | PTI Amid the possibility of a third wave and considering violation of health protocol, the Sub Divisional Magistrate orders shutting down Punjabi Basti and Janta market from July 4 to 6 —Official order low. Weekly bazaars were open with 50% vendors and only one market was allowed to function in each municipal zone every day The Punjabi Basti and Ja. nata markets have been closed till July 6 for violation of behavioural norms. The order said general public/shopkeepers of these markets were not following health protocols. “Amid the possibility of a third wave and considering violation of health protocol, the Sub Divisional Magistrate orders shutting down Punjabi Basti and Janta market from July 4 to 6,” stated the order. Positivity rate 2.34% The health ministry on Sunday said recovery rate in the country has climbed to 97.09%. The weekly positivity rate is at 2.44% while the daily positivity rate stands at 2.34% NATIONWIDE JULY 3 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths DELHI Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths JULY 4 44,111 43,071 57,477 52,299 738 955 JULY 3 JULY 4 86 106 05 94 111 07 DHAMI SWORN IN AFTER REBELS No bypoll? Mamata has a GET THEIR SHARE OF POWER workaround, says party V I N E E T U PA D H YAY @ Dehradun AFTER intense firefighting by party leaders to contain rebellion, Pushkar Singh Dhami (45) took oath of office and secrecy as Uttarakhand’s 11th chief minister at Raj Bhawan here on Sunday evening. Apart from Dhami, 11 ministers from the outgoing Tirath Singh Rawat ministry were sworn in, including all those who were frowning at his appointment. The tense drama continued till the last minute, as very few were aware of the grumpy leaders joining the ministry . “It was a surprise as everyone thought only the chief minister-designate will take oath. When the announcer called the names of 11 members of the Tirath Singh Rawat cabinet, it was clear that all wrinkles had been ironed out,” said a party insider. Prominent among those who were furious were Satpal Maharaj, Harak Singh Rawat, Yashpal Arya and Bishan Will fill up vacant govt posts, says CM “I have worked all my life among the youth and understand their issues. Covid did impact their lives. We are committed to make the situation better. We will fill up vacant posts in all government departments,” Pushkar Singh Dhami said Singh Chuphal. Satpal Maharaj was said to be the angriest. According to party sources, he had left the meeting of the BJP legislature party mid-way on Saturday and tried to seek time from the Central leader- ship to share his resentment. He was one of the strongest frontrunners for the CM post and had the backing of the RSS, sources said. Apparently to mollify Satpal Maharaj, Dhami called on him earlier in the day. A senior Central leader is learnt to have spoken to the sulking leader, after which he agreed to join the Dhami cabinet. The party was worried as initially names of at least 35 dissenting MLAs were doing the rounds. Central observer Dushyant Kumar, Nainital MP Ajay Bhatt and minister Dhan Singh Rawat did the firefighting, thrashed out an amicable formula for power sharing and put a lid on dissidence. However, it meant the greenhorn chief minister would have little leg room to manoeuvre. For the record, Chuphal, who himself was a CM candidate, denied rumours on being upset. “I am happy as my young brother has been chosen the CM. I will help him in every way possible,” he said. P R A N A B M O N D A L @ Kolkata AMID allegations that the entire Uttarakhand drama was directed at denying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee an opportunity of getting elected in a bypoll citing the ongoing pandemic, the Trinamool on Sunday appeared unfazed. “If the bypoll is not conducted, she will resign two days before the stipulated time of six months ends and take oath as chief minister a g a i n a f t e r t wo days,” said party MP and spokesperson Saugata Roy. Mamata narrowly lost in Nandigram, which is why she has to get elected to the Assembly within six months of assuming office. That deadline ends on November 5. Another option is the revival of the state Legislative Council, which was decided during her first cabinet meet after being sworn in as CM for the third time. She could take that route like Uddhav Thackeray did in Maharashtra without fighting a by-election. But there is a catch. ‘’The proposal to revive the Vidhan Parishad has to be approved by Parliament. Since BJP has majority in Parliament, we will wait for approval. Bengal had a Legislative Council since Independence, so there should not be any issue in its revival,’’ said Roy. The Upper House was abolished in Bengal after the United Front government came to power in 1969. In Uttarakhand, when Tirath Singh Rawat resigned as chief minister saying by-elections could not be held within six months of his taking oath of office due to the Covid pandemic, the Congress alleged that the real aim was to stop Mamata from getting elected as an MLA and compel her to step down. UP policeman asked to show cause for Class VII student turns teacher, inspires village providing false information to court ACADEMIC INTEREST M U K E S H R A N JA N @ Ranchi DIPIKA Minz is an 11-year-old tribal girl. But she is different from other girls her age. When they are busy playing or studying, Dipika engages herself in another activity She conducts . free educational classes for children, so that they don’t forget lessons learnt in school. This Class VII student of a private school in Chandapara village in Khunti has also convinced the Gram Sabha to arrange similar classes for senior students. Currently around 100 , students from different age groups are attending these. Dipika teaches her juniors English and maths in the first batch and then attends her own classes, taken by others. According to Dipika, when she saw children play in the village during the lockdown, the thought of starting classes Dipika Minz conducts classes for children at her village in Jharkhand’s Chandapara came to her mind. She invited two of the kids living in the neighbourhood and started teaching them at her courtyard. “I wondered that if I am forgetting what I learnt in school, then these children must have also forgetten their lessons as they hardly attended school for a year or so. I asked them some questions which they could not answer. I started teaching two students — one in prep and the other in Class II,” she said. When other parents got to know about this, they started sending their children to these classes. Soon, the number rose to 20. “ the number increased, As my friend Tannu Sneha Lakra joined me for support. I shifted my class to a platform built around a tree,” said Dipika, who likes teaching, but wants to become an IAS officer. Seeing her effort to connect children with studies, the Gram Sabha decided to make similar arrangements for students of higher classes. “We thought that if Dipika is teaching her juniors, then who will teach her? A proposal was passed to make similar arrangements for students of her age,” said Gram Sabha secretary Amit Kispotta. Two other students — Madhu Minz studying in Class XII and Lily Sneha Lakra who is pursuing graduation in English — agreed to volunteer. The classes soon became a hit and they have not looked back since. EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Lucknow A show-cause notice has been issued by the Allahabad High Court to a sub-inspector of Uttar Pradesh Police for misleading the court by supplying false and incorrect information regarding a police station, which was actually not in existence. While hearing the bail application on Saturday, Justice JJ Munir issued the notice to the sub-inspector of Kotwali Police Station in Bijnor district for informing the court (through the Additional Government Advocate/AGA) about a case having been registered against the bail applicant under Section 3(1) of the UP Gangsters Act with Akbarabad Police Station of Amroha district, despite no such police station existing in Amroha district. After finding that the sub- ‘Mystery’ police station The sub-inspector had said case was filed at Akbarabad Police Station in Amroha district. In reality, there is no such police station in that district inspector had supplied false and incorrect instructions through the state government’s advocate, the high court directed the police officer, Amit Kumar, to be present in the office of the government advocate at 2 pm on July 8. The court also ordered to present the bail application at 2 pm on July 8. Earlier, the counsel for the applicant had submitted before the court that his client had become the victim of an overenthusiastic action by a rather ‘mysterious’ group of policemen, who are constituted into Special Operation Groups. The applicant was arrested from home and falsely foisted with recovery of some cars and motorcycles, along with a number of other co-accused, he said. Filing a supplementary affidavit, the applicant stated that there was no case registered against him in 2015 under Section 3(1) of the UP Gangsters Act with Akbarabad Police Station in Amroha district as alleged by the police. It was stated that in fact, there exists no Akbarabad Police Station in Amroha, a fact which couldn’t be disputed by the AGA.
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