VOL. 3 | NO. 305| SUNDAY 30 AUGUST 2020 | DELHI | PAGES 8 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi: RNI No: DELENG/2017/74095 H H Follow @ /thehansindia | UNLOCK 4.0 WINDOWS Shah recovers, to be discharged soon New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has recovered and will be discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, eleven days after being admitted for post-COVID care."He has recovered and is likely to be discharged in a short time," AIIMS media and protocol division chairperson Dr Aarti Vij said in a statement on Saturday.On August 18, Shah was admitted to the apex institute for postCOVID treatment after he complained of fatigue and bodyache.On August 2, he had tweeted after testing positive for coronavirus. He had said that he was fine but was getting admitted to a hospital on the advice of doctors. 3 terrorists killed in J&K encounter Srinagar: A soldier was killed in the line of duty during an antiterror operation in South Kashmir's Pulwama district in which three terrorists belonging to the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) were gunned down, police said. The encounter broke out after security forces launched an anti-terror operation late last night at Zadoora area in the south Kashmir district. In the gunbattle that followed, three terrorists of the terror outfit were killed, police said.This is the second antiterror operation in the union territory in 24 hours. Four terrorists were killed, and one was captured in Kiloora area of Shopian district in an encounter on Friday. BUSINESS ‘BE INDIAN, BUY INDIAN WILL BOOST LOCAL CONSUMPTION’ P7 SPORTS /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H METRO SET TO CHUG AGAIN Centre allows resuming Metro services from Sept 7 in graded manner PURNA SINGH New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to allow Metro rail services from September 7 in a graded manner. The standard operating procedure (SOP) for the same will be announced soon in consultation with the Ministry of Railways. It has also decided to allow students of classes 9 to 12 to visit their schools, in areas outside the containment zones only, on voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers. This will be subject to written consent of their parents and guardians. However, schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will continue to remain closed for students and regular class activity up to September 30. According to the new guidelines issued on Saturday for Unlock 4.0, social, academic, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious, political functions and other congregations will be permitted with a ceiling of 100 persons, with effect from September 21. However, such limited gatherings can be held with mandatory wearing of face masks, social distancing, provision for thermal scanning and S S S Limited social, academic, sports, religious, political gatherings allowed from Sept 21 Open air theatres can operate from September 21 Online learning to be permitted and encouraged hand wash or sanitizer. It has also decided to permit open air theatres with effect from September 21. Officials of the MoH said that these decisions were taken after extensive consultation with States and UTs. Another important decision was that online and distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged. The guidelines further say that states and UTs may S S S 50% of teaching, non-teaching staﬀ can attend institutes HEIs allowed to take up research work by Ph D, PG students Class 9-12 students may visit their schools with riders permit up to 50% of teaching and non-teaching staff to be called to the schools at a time for online teaching and tele-counselling and related work. Skill or entrepreneurship training will be permitted in National Skill Training Institutes, Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), short-term training centres registered with the National Skill Development Corporation or State Will rejoin Paris climate pact, says Kamala Harris Washington: Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris, the US Democratic Party's vice-presidential candidate, has pledged to re-join the Paris climate agreement and re-enter the Iran nuclear deal to restore "our place in the world" and win back the "trust and support" of the US's Asian and European allies if her party wins the November presidential election. Kamala Harris, is the running mate of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. At a virtual Kamala ‘not competent’, Ivanka better: Don fundraiser on Friday, she was asked how a BidenHarris administration would restore the "trust and support of our European and Asian allies." Continued on Page 4 Washington: Kamala Harris is ‘not competent’ to be President, US President Donald Trump has said as he launched an attack on the Indian-origin senator's credentials. Trump said he would support seeing a female President in the US but suggested that his daughter Ivanka Trump would be a better candidate for such a role. Online event on butterflies RAINA PULLS OUT OF IPL, BACK IN INDIA P8 Panaji: Over 30 organisations in India, working in the field of biodiversity conservation, have come together to host a national event on various aspects related to butterflies starting September 5, one of its organisers said on Saturday. During the event named 'Big Butterfly Month: India 2020', which will continue till September 20, various activities like online workshops on butterflies, photography and videography contests and butterfly count, will be held. Continued on Page 4 S S Schools, colleges remain closed for regular class activity Cinemas, swimming pools locked down till Sept 30 Skill Development Missions or other Ministries of Government of India or State Governments. The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) and their training providers will also be permitted. Higher Education Institutions only for research scholars (Ph D) and post- graduate students of technical and professional programmes requiring laboratory and experimental works will be permitted by the Department of Higher Education (DHE) in consultation with the MHA depending upon the assessment of the situation, and incidences of Covid-19 in the States and UTs. Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres (excluding open air theatres) and similar places will not be permitted till September 30. Lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in the Containment Zones till September 30. Containment Zones shall be demarcated by the district authorities at micro level after taking into consideration the guidelines of MoHFW with the objective of effectively breaking the chain of transmission. Strict containment measures will be enforced in these containment zones and only essential activities will be allowed. The MoH said there shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods. No separate permission, approval or e-permit will be required for such movements. BSF busts Pak inﬁltration bid Detects trans-border tunnel from Pak BSF personnel stand near a tunnel, originating from Pakistan, beneath the Indo-Pak international border fence, in J&K's Samba district on Saturday Srinagar/New Delhi: The Border Security Force (BSF) has detected a trans-border tunnel originating from Pakistan apparently dug to push in inﬁltrators across Jammu & Kashmir’s Samba sector. The detection has prompted the BSF to launch a major operation to check whether there were more such tunnels. In a tweet, the BSF said the approximately 20 feet long and three-four feet wide tun- nel was detected inside the Indian territory near the International Border at Samba’s Basantar area. “Pakistan made sandbags with Shakargarh/Karachi written were also found at the mouth of the tunnel to hide it. The place of opening of the tunnel is around 170 metres from the international border towards the Indian side in the ﬁeld of a local farmer.” Continued on Page 4 8 held at Delhi rly station with gold biscuits worth `43 cr New Delhi: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) busted a global gold smuggling racket late on Friday when it apprehended 8 persons at the New Delhi train station with 504 gold biscuits, with foreign markings, hidden in their clothing. The gold bars, valued at Rs 43 crore, were discovered concealed in the speciﬁcally customized fabric vests used by them, who were taking a trip on the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express utilizing phony Aadhaar cards, the DRI Deputy Director stated. The DRI said the arrests were made on the basis of particular intelligence collected by its Delhi Zonal Unit sleuths over months. “Intelligence inputs suggest that these gold bars were smuggled into India from Myanmar through the worldwide land border at Moreh in Manipur, and the smuggling distribute, running from Guwahati, was trying to get rid of the contraband in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai,” the DRI said. The gold bars are of 99.9 percent pureness and jointly weigh 83.6 kg. Youngsters swim in the swollen Yamuna river near a partially submerged temple, in New Delhi on Saturday Yamuna continues to ﬂow at danger mark New Delhi: The Yamuna was ﬂowing precariously close to the warning mark in Delhi on Saturday morning, but the water level is expected to recede, officials said. "The water level was recorded at 204.23 meters at the Old Railway Bridge at 10 am. It was 204.41 meters at 5 pm on Friday and 203.77 metres at 10 am on Thursday," an official of the irrigation and ﬂood control department said. Water was being released into the Yamuna at the rate of 7.173 cusec at 8 am from the Hathnikund barrage in Haryana's Yamunanagar district. The ﬂow rate was 13,871 cusec cusec at 4 pm on Friday, the maximum in the last 24 hours. "The ﬂow rate has remained between 10,000 cusec to 25,000 cusec over the last two days, which is not very high," the official said. The water discharged from the barrage — which provides drinking water to Delhi — normally takes two-three days to reach the capital. The water level rose on Friday due to rains in Delhi and neighbouring areas, the official said. The East Delhi district administration has deployed 24 boats, each with two divers, to monitor the situation. More boats and teams of divers are on standby. The river had swelled to 204.38 metres on Monday, which was just a metre below the danger mark of 205.33 metres. Normally, the ﬂow rate at the Hathnikund barrage is 352 cusec, but the discharge is increased after heavy rainfall in catchment areas. Use mother tongue in all walks of life: Venkaiah HANS NEWS SERVICE New Delhi: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said the native languages or mother tongue should be used extensively in various ﬁelds including administration. He stressed that imparting education in the mother tongue will enable a child to grasp and understand the subjects better than in any other language. Addressing a webinar on “Our Language, Our Society and Our Culture” on the occasion of Telugu Language day organised by the South Africa Telugu Community (SATC), he stressed on the need to preserve and protect Telugu Language. "All Telugus irrespective of whether they are living in India or abroad must strive for the promotion of their language and culture, which lay the foundation for the development of society," he said. Telugu language experts and members of Telugu associations from all over the world, including London, Sydney, Canberra, Abu Dhabi, Scotland, Hong Kong, South Africa, New Zealand and Germany participated in the video conference. The event was organised to coincide with the Birth Anniversary of Gidugu Venkata Rama Murthy, a Telugu linguist and pioneer in the promotion of the language. Venkaiah Naidu called for developing simple scientiﬁc terminology in Telugu language saying it will help the common people to have a better understanding of science and technology. The Vice-President said there should be a thorough review and introspection of the progress made in using Telugu and other Indian languages in dayto-day life. He said that a language symbolises the richness of one’s civilization. The language also denotes the importance of games, languages, festivals and arts in society at large. Vice-President said the glorious heritage and richness of a language can be protected and preserved only by passing it to the coming generations. Observing that many native languages across the world were facing the risk of marginalisation in the era of globalisation, he cautioned that they would become extinct if the trend continued. The Vice-President pointed out that countries like France, Germany, Russia, Japan and China were able to effectively compete with other developed nations although they accorded predominance to their native languages in all ﬁelds. Continued on Page 4
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