VOL. 3 | NO. 314 | TUESDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2020 | DELHI | PAGES 8 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com Forecast: Sunny. Temp: Max.33°C. Min.27°C. Humidity: 32% Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 06:34 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi: RNI No: DELENG/2017/74095 H H Follow @ WINDOWS India enters elite club Defence Research and Development Organisation successfully demonstrated the hypersonic airbreathing scramjet technology with the ﬂight test of Hypersonic Technology Demonstration Vehicle (HSTDV) from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Launch Complex at Wheeler Island oﬀ the coast of Odisha, in Bhadrak district on Monday India test fires HSTDV missile New Delhi (IANS): India has successfully ﬂight tested hypersonic technology that will pave the way towards development of missiles travelling at six times the speed of sound. With this successful demonstration, the country enters an elite club to become a member of the hypersonic regime. This is a step towards manufacture of advanced Hypersonic Vehicles. India became the fourth country after the United States, Russia and China to get this technology. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully demonstrated the Hypersonic air-breathing scramjet technology with the ﬂight test of Hypersonic Technology Demonstration Vehicle (HSTDV) at 11:03 am on Monday from the APJ Abdul Kalam Launch Complex at Wheeler Island, oﬀ the coast of Odisha. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has appreciated the DRDO for achieving this milestone. "The Hypersonic cruise vehicle was launched using a proven solid rocket motor, which took it to an altitude of 30 km, where the aerodynamic heat shields were separated at hypersonic Mach number," said the DRDO in a statement. /thehansindia | /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H Metro resumes after 169-day hiatus PURNA SINGH New Delhi: Delhi Metro, which has been closed for 169 days due to the Covid epidemic, returned back on track on Monday. The first metro left for the Samaypur Badli from Gurugram's Huda City Centre at 7 am on Monday. According to the sources, the Metro will be operational on Yellow Line (Samaypuri Badli to Huda City Centre). It will run for four hours in the morning and evening in two shifts. Delhi Metro, which is being opened in a phased manner, will start operating trains on all lines by 12 September. Also, the operating time will also be extended. Earlier, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has completed all preparations to prevent infection by making arrangements of seats to ensure social distancing. On Monday morning, Delhi's Joint Police Commissioner (Traffic) Atul Katiyar said that a police force has been deployed to control the crowd at every station. Also, arrangements have been made to ensure social distancing and masks. Only limited gates of the station were kept open for entry and exit. Marking has been done to maintain distance from entry gate to AFC gate, platform to coach inside. To make the entire journey cashless and contactless, only smart card passengers will be allowed to travel. Thermal screening of all passengers will be done. Also, admission will be given only after sanitisation is done. TS puts land registrations on hold HANS NEWS SERVICE Hyderabad: In a major move ahead of the transfer of powers of the Sub Registrars to the Revenue Officials, the government on Monday stopped the land registration services indeﬁnitely across the state from Tuesday. The Stamps and Registrations department was instructed to conﬁne only to extending the services of registration of will deeds, marriage and franking services. The top officials said that government will incur a loss of Rs 8 crore to Rs 10 crore per day due to the closure of land registration services. "Stopping the registrations is a big move ahead of the restructuring of the entire Stamps and Registrations department. The department is one of the major revenuegenerating departments. According to officials, the ﬁrst major step would be to bring transparency in the Registrations department and introduce 100 per cent paperless online services and link it with the Revenue department to check the tampering of the documents and false registration of properties. Continued on Page 5 S Do wear face mask at metro station S Entry for smart-card holders only S If you are sick, you will not be able to travel S All the gates of the station will not be open, check the website S If the travel time increases, bear with the services All lines from September 12 T A commuter sits in the designated place in a Metro train after Delhi resumed services with curtailed operation of the Yellow Line and Rapid Metro amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi on Monday he Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro starts operating from 7 September. Only the Yellow Line will be operational on Monday and Tuesday from 7 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 8 pm. After that, two more lines will open on Wednesday. After that, all lines will be opened by 12 September. Operating hours will be extended. Mask required Longer wait Metro Phase 4 hit A O A face mask will be necessary to enter the station. Sick passengers will not get admission. Social distance has to be followed. It is also important to have the Arogya Setu app in mobile. Only 2 to 3 passengers will be allowed to enter the lift. Station boards and hoardings have been installed for awareness, on which information about what to do and what not to do is given. n normal days, where the metro train frequency was 2 minutes 44 seconds, it will now be available at 5 minutes 44 seconds. This will increase travel time. The metro has appealed passengers not to rush and bear with the speed and time. part from the operation and revenue from the metro, construction of Metro Phase 4, which has already been delayed, got further affected due to the lockdown. Delhi Metro has been delayed by about five months on Phase 4. A total of three lines are to be built in Phase 4. This includes Majlis Park from Shiv Vihar, Janakpuri West to RK Ashram and SaketTughlakabad line. Now work has started on all three lines. Govt should’ve least interference in education policy: PM New Delhi (IANS): Praising the new National Education Policy 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the government should have the least interference in it. Addressing a Governors' conference, Modi said: "To fulfil the aspirations of the country, education policy and system are important tools. In this system, the central and state governments and the local bodies are interlinked; it is also correct that in the education policy, the government should have the least interference and less influence." The NEP is focused on learning rather than studying and the curricula emphasis is on critical thinking, the Prime Minister pointed out. "The focus is on passion, practicality, and performance. The National Education Policy is, in a way, without pressure and without influence to learn democratic values." Modi also raised the Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the inaugural session of the Governors' Conference on the National Education Policy through video conferencing, in New Delhi on Monday Proper nutrition vital to build prosperous nation New Delhi (PTI): Asserting that proper nutrition is vital to build a prosperous nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called for undertaking efforts to reach out to people across the country to spread awareness on eradicating malnutrition. With the 'Psohan Maah' (nutrition month) 2020 starting from Monday, Modi said in tweets that this exercise will help India's youth and women force. He noted that India is home to numerous healthy dishes and asked people to share them on @mygovIndia, the citizen engagement platform of the Union government. "Let's be #Local4Poshan! Our nation is home to dozens of healthy dishes, which have high nutrition value. Share them on a specially created space on @mygovindia. May your family recipe contribute to a nutritious as well as healthy India. #POSHANMaah2020," he said. The PM posted a short clip of last 'Mann Ki Baat' radio broadcast in which he had spoken about the importance of nutrition in people's development. issue of heavy school bags carried by children and said that the NEP seeks to address the issue in the sense that the children should not be under pressure vis-a-vis bags, board exams, and society. The Prime Minister said that the NEP has been framed after many years of labour by a panel led by Dr K Kasturirangan and feedback of more than 2 lakh people, including stakeholders. He said that it was for the first time that everyone was hailing the NEP because everyone ranging from teachers to students and parents were part of the formulation process. The new policy focuses on foundational learning and languages, learning outcomes, and teachers' training. "The world is changing with time and there is discussion on jobs and nature of work and this policy will prepare the youth for appropriate knowledge and skills," Modi added. One-day session of Delhi Assembly on Sept 14; no question hour New Delhi (PTI): The Delhi Cabinet has decided to convene a special one-day session of the Legislative Assembly on September 14, officials said on Monday. A proposal by the principal secretary (law) for the special session was considered and approved by the Cabinet on September 5, they said. According to sources, there will be no question hour mainly because it is a one-day session and only important issues and legislative matters will be taken up. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the session will be held with various safety measures in place, including testing of legislators and employees, they added. All employees of the Assembly will be tested for COVID-19 in next one to two days. A testing van will be deployed at the Assembly premises for testing of employees, said a senior officer of Delhi Assembly secretariat. "The MLAs will also have to undergo tests either at the Assembly or they may get tested at some hospital or health centre," he said. Wearing of face covers will be made mandatory and entry to Assembly premises on the day of the special session will be allowed after thermal screening, officials said. Pak, China planning against us: BSF chief New Delhi: The role of the Border Security Force has become more important as "our neighbouring countries" are planning against India, BSF Director General Rakesh Asthana said in an apparent reference to Sino-India border situation in Ladakh and frequent ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Asthana, who arrived in Jammu after a three-day tour with a visit to Forward Defence Locations along the Line of Control in the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch where he took stock of the prevailing situation, a BSF release said late on Sunday. Without naming China and Pakistan, the BSF chief in his address to 'Sainik Sammellan' at the force's Paloura camp in Jammu said, "This is a very crucial time for all, as both our neighbouring countries are planning against us. Our role has become more important now as we are the first line of Indian defence." On the third day of his maiden tour, the release said, the DG was briefed by Deputy Inspector General, sector headquarters, Rajouri, I D Singh and field commanders on the LoC regarding the operational preparedness and the present situation. He was accompanied by Additional Director General (WC) S S Panwar and Inspector General of BSF, Jammu frontier, N S Jamwal. Appreciative of the measures adopted by the troops while maintaining domination along the LoC, Asthana emphasised on meeting the security challenges more effectively. He lauded the excellent synergy amongst all the security forces and exhorted all ranks to maintain a high standard of discipline and professionalism. He was very appreciative of the vigilant BSF jawans who guard the nation's border round-the- clock defying all hostile conditions, the release said. Asthana, who took over as the chief of the borderguarding force recently, visited forward areas along the International Border, including Samba where the BSF detected an underground tunnel last month and frustrated Pakistan's design to facilitate infiltration of terrorists and smuggling of narcotics. Centre gives Kangana Y+ security; actor says no one can crush a patriot New Delhi/ Shimla (PTI): Kangana Ranaut has been given Y-plus category security and will be protected by about 10 armed commandos, the Union Home Ministry said on Monday, prompting the Bollywood actor to thank Home Minister Amit Shah and declare that no one could crush a patriot. The decision to provide 24X7 security comes two days before Ranaut, who is in her home state Himachal Pradesh and had likened Mumbai to Pakistan occupied Kashmir, plans to visit Mumbai on September 9. Ranaut, whose comments led to a spat with Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, had said she felt unsafe in Mumbai after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and also spoke of drug use in a section of the ﬁlm industry. Describing the “Queen” star as a daughter of Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur issued a video statement on Monday welcoming the decision to provide her with CRPF security. He said the Central and the state governments are providing security to the actor and would do whatever necessary for her security. “I Thank you Amit Shah have got information that an 11-member commando team of the CRPF has been provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs for her security yesterday. I welcome this decision and also express my gratitude to union home minister... her security is important for us,” he said. A Union Home ministry official explained that Y-plus category central cover entails the deployment of about 10 armed commandos who will work in shifts around the clock, he explained. Ranaut, often in the eye of the storm for her provocative comments, went on Twitter to express gratitude for the security being provided to her. "This shows that no one can crush a patriot in the country. I am thankful to Home Minister Amit Shah," she said. "Had he (Amit Shah) wanted, he would have told me to visit Mumbai later but he respected India's daughter and acknowledged my self-respect. Jai Hind," Ranaut added. An ambulance at Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut's residence, in Manali on Monday. A police team and a health team have been deployed outside her residence in view of protests against her over her statements after actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death
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