MONDAY CHESS OLYMPIAD’S BIGGEST MOVE WITH RECORD ENTRIES 04 With the registration coming to close on Sunday, the event will see the highest number of teams in its history JULY, 2022 HOSTS GET OPENING, FIELDS THIRD TEAM epaper.morningstandard.in facebook.com/TheMorningStandard twitter.com/TheMornStandard AIIMS NEW DEAN APPOINTED Dr Subrata Sinha replaces Dr Neena Khanna as the dean with effect from July 1 PAGE 3 A CAPITAL VIEW OF NEWS NEW DELHI J8.00 PAGES 12 The open category has seen a record-breaking 187 teams, the highest-ever for any Chess Olympiad. In order to even out the number, as per norm, FIDE approved a third team from the host country. India A will start as third seed in open section, while B team will be seeded 11th. In women’s section, 162 teams have registered and India A team is top seeds NUMBER OF TEAMS REGISTERED IN THE OPEN CATEGORY BAKRE, GANGULY & CO IN THE FRAY TOO Tejas Bakre will be leading the third team that will include Grandmasters Surya Shekhar Ganguly (pic), Karthikeyan Murali, SP Sethuraman, Abhijeet Gupta and Abhimanyu Purani. Russia and Belarus are banned from participation, while China have opted out | P11 Reach out to marginalised minorities: Modi Social media violates STRONG WORDS PM calls for taking out Sneh Yatra, says BJP goal is to take country away from politics of appeasement to fulfilment Calls Hyd Bhagyanagar RAJESH KUMAR THAKUR @ Hyderabad PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought to expand the BJP’s catchment area by advising the party to increase its outreach among the non-Hindu marginalised sections of society, like the Pasmandas among the Muslims, for their equitable development. He made the point at the BJP’s National Executive meeting during a presentation by the unit in UP where the party , recently wrested the Rampur and Azamgarh Lok Sabha seats that have a big Muslim population, hitherto held by the Samajwadi Party . Coming as it did after a recent hate speech by a party functionary led to riots across the nation, the advice was also perhaps meant to serve as a course correction. With the party gearing up to face polls in minority dominated states like J&K and Telangana, the message was to make the party more inclusive. He also called for taking out a Sneh Yatra (fraternity trip) to enhance affection and coordination in society by reaching out to all sections of society He . had made a similar suggestion at a meeting of party officebearers last year. In his concluding address, Modi said the party’s goal was Our thinking is democratic, that is why when we built the PM Museum, we gave place to all prime ministers Narendra Modi, Prime Minister PM Narendra Modi addressing BJP’s National Executive meeting in Hyderabad | PTI to take India from tushtikaran (appeasement) to triptikaran (fulfilment), adding that would lead to the goal of sabka vikas (development of all). Taking a dig at the Opposition, he said the country is now fed up of dynastic parties and the politics of appeasement. “Now it difficult for such dynastic political parties to survive longer as the people want politics of perfor mance,” former Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad quoting the PM as saying. Modi asked the party to learn from the failings of parties that are in terminal decline instead of mocking them, apparently alluding to the Congress. In his riposte at parties questioning the BJP’s democratic credentials, he asked them to look inward at the status of democracy within their parties, saying they don’t even hold organisational polls. In contrast, Modi said the BJP was democratic. “That’s why the NDA built the Statue of Unity in Patel’s memory though he was a Congress leader,” he said. He called for “P2 to G2” (pro-people to good governance) approach in the party’s political and governance model. Addressing a ‘Vijay Sankalp Sabha’ later, the PM said the NDA government has been trying to bring positive change in the life of every person. At a time when acrimony between the ruling TRS in Telangana and the BJP is peaking, the PM referred to Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar, and said Sardar Patel had laid the foundation of Ek Bharat (United India) by integrating the smaller regions into India. “Now, it is our (the BJP) historical obligation to build a Shreshtra Bharat ‘BJP era’ Claiming that the next 30-40 years will be the BJP’s era, Amit Shah in his speech said the party will end family rule in both Telangana and Bengal, which invited caustic remarks from the TMC ‘Tribal woman Prez, a first in country, under BJP rule’ E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Hyderabad AT the BJP’s national executive meeting in Hyderabad, PM Narendra Modi sought to send out a big message to the tribal community as he heaped praise on NDA’s presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu and lauded her journey from a humble background to the top post, which is almost a certainty . “It is a matter of pride that for the first time, a woman from a tribal community is going to become the President of India and the entire country is appreciating this decision of ours,” Modi said. He reportedly harped on the fact that it was a BJP government that had elevated a tribal woman to the country’s highest post, which had never happened in the 75 years since Independence. The PM asked party MPs and MLAs to ensure that they cast votes properly as even a small error may render their votes invalid. He called upon them to “highlight the struggle and life” of Mur mu, which he ter med “exceptional”. Modi said there was a similar excitement among people about Murmu’s candidature that was once felt when the BJP had proposed the name of APJ Abdul Kalam for the President’s post in 2002. Shinde govt clears Speaker poll test, trust vote today S U D H I R S U R YA W A N S H I @ Mumbai LIFE-SAVERS ON ROPE Soldiers evacuating a youth in a makeshift winch across the Chenab river in J&K on Sunday. Ankit Kumar, 24, had suffered injuries to his hands and legs while in his farm and had to be shifted to a hospital in Kishtwar district | SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT Crew on leave, Indigo flights delayed E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ New Delhi IF you were booked on an Indigo flight on Saturday there was , every possibility that you had spent more time at the airport than the destination. The reason? On Saturday, more than 50% of IndiGo flights were delayed because crew, including pilots, went on ‘sick leave’. Though there was no official confirmation, there are indications that this was linked to a recruitment drive conducted by Air India. JAB-O-METER TAKE YOUR SHOT June 2 10,22,786 doses June 3 10,10,652 doses TOTAL DOSES: 1,97,95,72,963 NATIONWIDE JUNE 2 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths DELHI Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths JUNE 3 17,092 16,103 14,684 13,929 29 31 JUNE 2 678 NA 2 JUNE 3 648 785 5 The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has taken notice of the delays and has sought a report from the airline. “We have noted the development and sought a report from the airline,” DGCA told TMS. If sources are the believed, less than 45% of the flights operated by IndiGo were on time on Saturday due to shortage of crew. The country’s largest airlines was inundated with inquires and complaints on Twitter not just about delays but also about passengers not being offered refreshments during the waiting-period. To put it in perspective, ontime records of Air India, SpiceJet, Vistara, Go First and AirAsia India were 77.1%, 80.4%, 86.3%, 88% and 92.3% respectively on Saturday. Indigo refrained from making any comments. It is claimed that a lot of pilots went to interviews to another airline (Air India) as a result of which there was a scarcity of work force in Indigo. Both airlines did not comment on this. MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday won the first round of his fight against the Uddhav Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena in the state Assembly, when his government managed to get the ruling coalition’s candidate elected as Speaker. The government is scheduled to take its confidence vote on Monday . BJP’s candidate Rahul Narwekar won by 57 votes against the Maha Vikas Aghadi’s joint candidate Rajan Salvi. Narvekar was supported by the Shinde group. He got 167 votes against Salvi’s 107. SP and MIM members abstained. Bes i d e s, s eve n N C P MLAs were absent, including Nawab Malik and Anil Deshmukh, who are in jail. Two members each from BJP and Cong ress failed to show up. Thackeray’s Sena asked acting speaker Narhari Zirwal to take on record that 39 Sena MLAs in the Shinde camp cross-voted against the party whip. Parallelly the Shinde camp put , on record that 16 Sena MLAs crossedvoted. Deepak Kesarkar, spokesperson of the Shinde camp, said its chief whip Bharat Gogawale had asked all Sena MLAs to vote Narwekar, who has become the youngest Speaker of Maharashtra. Constitutional experts said since both camps have complained against crossvoting, the Speaker will hear the matter and give his verdict. “Only after that can they can approach a court against the Speaker’s decision, if necessary ,” EXPRESS READ Denmark shooting leaves many dead Terrorists falling to new military tactics Tribal woman set ablaze in MP Copenhagen: A shooting at a Copenhagen shopping mall on Sunday left several dead and injured. The suspect, who was in custody, is a 22-year-old Danish man who was detained near the Fields shopping mall, said head of the Copenhagen police operations unit. “We know that there are several dead and several injured,” Thomassen told a news conference, adding that terror can’t be ruled out. Srinagar: A multipronged strategy with better operational synergy adopted by the security forces has not only constricted the operational areas and sustenance for the terrorists but it also is forcing the foreign terrorist commanders operating in Kashmir to expose themselves, say sources in the armed forces. The worrying point for the forces, however, is that the youths are still joining the terror groups. P8 Bhopal: A tribal woman was set ablaze by OBC men over a land row in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh. Rampyari Saharia, 38, belonging to Saharia community which is among the three most vulnerable tribes in MP, is battling for life. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh hit out at BJP saying was shameful that a tribal woman is burnt in a state ruled by the party that has fielded a tribal in presidential elections. Laxman Rekha, need to rein in: SC judge harming the judicial institution and lowering its dignity . This is where digital and soSUPREME Court judge Jus- cial media have to be regulattice J B Pardiwala on Sunday ed throughout the country to warned against personal at- preserve the rule of law untacks on judges, sayder Constitution.” ing they were creatThe judge pointed ing a dangerous out that Constitusituation, at an tional courts were event. 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