VOL. 3 | NO. 318 | SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2020 | DELHI | PAGES 8 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com Forecast: Sunny. Temp: Max.38°C. Min.30°C. Humidity: 24% Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 06:29 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi: RNI No: DELENG/2017/74095 H H Follow @ WINDOWS Swami Agnivesh passes away New Delhi (PTI): Social activist Swami Agnivesh, who was suffering from liver cirrhosis for a long time, died of multi-organ failure at a Delhi hospital, doctors said. He was 80. Agnivesh was critically ill and admitted to an ICU of the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, and was on ventilatory support since Tuesday, the doctors said. "He was suffering from liver cirrhosis and died today due to multi-organ failure as his condition deteriorated and he went into cardiac arrest at 6 pm," a spokesperson of the hospital said. Resuscitation was attempted but he passed away at 6:30 pm, he said. /thehansindia | China sets up military base at Finger 5 of Pangong Lake New Delhi (IANS): China has set up a military base near Finger 5, in the north bank of Pangong Lake, completely cutting off the Indian Army. The north bank of the lake is divided into 8 Fingers (ﬁngers are mountain spurs jutting into a lake in military parlance) that are contested by both sides. India claims the Line of Actual Control at Finger 8 and had been holding on to area till Finger 4 but in a clear alteration of status quo, the Chinese have been camping at Finger 4 and have set up fortiﬁcations between Finger 5 and 8. Two months ago, Indian intelligence agencies ﬂagged that cranes, concrete mixture trucks, and other building construction machineries were spotted near Finger 5. They had also ﬂagged that China is making military barracks and offices. Sources said China has stationed hundreds of thousands of troops as well materials at these bases. They have placed tanks, artillery guns and other military armaments at Finger 5. At Finger 8, troops from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) have set up barracks and constructed underground tunnels. They have set up huge military infrastructure at Finger 8. Till last year, there was no military infrastructure work carried out in these disputed areas and Indian Army troops used to carry out patrols. There have been regular face-offs between the two armies between Finger 4 and Finger 8, a distance of eight kilometres, on the northern bank of the lake. Indian Army Spokesperson New Delhi (PTI): The national capital reeled under a spell of heat and humidity on Friday, with the maximum temperature settling at 37.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average. The meteorological department said the skies over the city would remain clear and no rains were likely till Tuesday. Humidity levels remained between 90 per cent and 44 per cent. So far in September, the city has recorded just 20.9 mm rainfall against the normal of 66.4 mm -- a deﬁciency of 69 per cent. Overall, it has recorded 576.5 mm precipitation against the normal of 590.2 mm since June 1, when the monsoon season starts. The IMD has said the monsoon is likely to stay longer in the national capital this year and will start withdrawing only in the "initial days of October". The wind system had reached Delhi on June 25, two days earlier than normal. Earlier this year, the weather department had revised the date for the withdrawal of the monsoon from Delhi from September 21 to September 25. The minimum temperature was recorded at 26 degrees Celsius, a notch above the normal. The weatherman forecast partly cloudy skies for Saturday and said the maximum and the minimum temperatures are likely to settle around 37 degrees Celsius and 26 degrees Celsius respectively. threats posed by the UNsanctioned terrorist entities, the two sides emphasized the need for concerted action against all terrorist networks, including the Al Qaeda, IS, LeT, JeM, and HuM. The statement followed the 17th meeting of the USIndia Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group and the third session of the USIndia Designations Dialogue held virtually on Wednesday and Thursday. Mahaveer Singhvi, joint secretary for counter terrorism in the Ministry of External Affairs, and Ambassador Nathan A. Sales at the US State Department coordina- tor for counterterrorism, led the respective interAgency/inter-Departmental delegations in a far-reaching conversation on counterterrorism cooperation. Both sides resolved to continue close coordination on counter-terrorism, an important element of the comprehensive global strategic partnership that exists between the two countries. They also shared information about their priorities and procedures for pursuing sanctions and designations against terrorist groups and individuals, particularly in light of recent legislative changes in India. An IAF aircraft ﬂies in the Ladakh region amid the India-China stand oﬀ, in Leh on Friday count in which the money has been transferred is of Maharashtra," Ayodhya DIG Deepak Kumar told PTI. He said those behind the crime have withdrawn Rs 4 lakh from the fraudulently transferred amount while Rs 2 lakh is still in their account. Rs 2.5 lakh was fraudulently transferred from the Trust's account in State Bank of India (SBI) on September 1 and Rs 3.5 lakh on September 8 through a second fake cheque, the FIR said. The issue came to light after a senior official of the SBI in Lucknow called Rai to conﬁrm if the Trust had issued a cheque for transfer of Rs 9.86 lakh. "We give phone calls to all our customers before clearing cheques (with large amounts). I myself called the customer regarding the clearing of cheque for Rs 9 lakh 86 thousand and the customer (Rai) received the phone after many repeated calls," Mona Rastogi, deputy manager of the clearing department of SBI, told PTI. She said it was certain that bank officials had called on the Trust's registered phone number to conﬁrm payments for the ﬁrst two "fake" cheques of Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 3.5 lakh each before clearing the payments earlier this month. "Deﬁnitely the bank had called the customer before clearing the cheques of Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 3.5 lakh. The call records and details NEP aims to remove marks pressure: PM New Delhi (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that school students should have a new curriculum, which is in sync with the new National Education Policy, by 2022 when the nation celebrates its 75th year of Independence. Noting that marksheet has become “pressure sheet” for students and “prestige sheet” for families, the prime minister said the new policy aims to remove this pressure. The NEP will reduce the syllabus and make learning a fun-based and complete experience, he said. The new curriculum framework will be developed and be ready by 2022 when the nation celebrates its 75th year of Independence, he said addressing the “School Education Conclave” organised by the Ministry of Education. The new curriculum will be a future-ready and scientiﬁc. It will have new skills to promote critical thinking, creativity, communication and curiosity, Modi said. The prime minister noted that the Ministry of Education has received over 15 lakh suggestions from teachers on the implementation of NEP within a week through the MyGov portal. Advocating teaching up to class 5 in mother tongue, the prime minister said language is just a mode of study and not a study in itself. Modi said the NEP will give a new direction to the country in the 21st century, sowing the seeds for a new era. "The job is not ﬁnished yet. It (NEP) has to be implemented in an equally effective manner, and we have to do it together," he said, noting that a nation-wide consultation process is going on over the policy. "When the country marks its 75th years of Independence, then every student should be studying under guidelines formulated by the NEP. This is our collective responsibility," he said, referring to teachers, parents, states and NGOs. The NEP has been prepared in way that the syllabus can be reduced and focus should be shifted to fundamentals, he said. AP SEZ feels honoured for associating with Rafale HANS NEWS SERVICE Tirupati: On the momentous occasion of the Rafale aircraft being inducted into the Indian Air Force by the sobriquet ‘Golden Arrows’, two of Sri City units, Hunter Douglas and Siddhartha Logistics have been associated with Dassault Rafale Aircraft project. While Hunter Douglas India installed the Metal Ceiling at the service hangar Pak targets forward areas in J-K Jammu (PTI): The Pakistan Army on Friday opened heavy fire and shelled mortars at forward areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. This is the third consecutive day that Pakistani troops have targeted areas along the LoC. "At about 0830 hours, Pak initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms & shelling with mortars along LoC in Mankote sector in district Poonch," a defence spokesman said. On Thursday, the Pakistan Amy had opened fire with small arms and shelled mortars along the LoC. Aiyo Rama! Fraudsters use fake cheques to draw `6 lakh from Ram temple trust Ayodhya (PTI): The Uttar Pradesh Police have registered an FIR against unknown persons for fraudulently transferring Rs 6 lakh from the bank account of the Ram Mandir Trust through two fake cheques and attempting to transfer around Rs 10 lakh with a third cheque that was timely detected as counterfeit by the bank. A case has been registered at the Kotwali police station here on a complaint ﬁled by the Trust's secretary and VHP leader Champat Rai, a senior police official said. "We have seized the account in which the fund has been transferred. A police team has been sent to Lucknow and another team to Mumbai as the ac- Colonel Aman Anand was unavailable for comments. Now, the Indian Army is unable to move ahead of Finger 4 as PLA troops have occupied some heights there. As a precautionary measure, Indian troops have occupied some heights overlooking the positions occupied by the PLA. The movement of Indian Army troops beyond Finger 4 is completely cut off, sources said, owing to provocative Chinese military movements. Continued on Page 5 Hot and humid day in Delhi; no rainfall likely till Tuesday US, India resolve to take on Pak-backed terror groups New Delhi/Washington (IANS): The US and India have resolved to take concerted action against pan-Islamist terror groups Al Qaeda and Islamic State (ISI and also the Kashmir-centric Pakistan sponsored outﬁts, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Hizb-ul Mujahideen (HuM). In a joint statement on Thursday, the US-India counter-terrorism joint working group and designations dialogue, both sides denounced use of terrorist proxies and strongly condemned cross-border terrorism in all its forms. While discussing the /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H are being checked to ascertain if the customer had received the calls," she said. Rastogi said had Rai not taken her call, the third cloned cheque would also have been cleared because it appeared as original and the signatures too raised no doubts. "The cheques are cleared if the norms are followed and the signatures are found to be correct," she said. In his complaint ﬁled with the police, Rai stated that the Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has crores of rupees in its bank account and it was earlier unaware that the funds were fraudulently transferred from the account. Continued on Page 5 of the aircraft, Siddhartha Logistics Pvt Ltd holds the inventories of individual parts at its modern warehouse. The Hunter Douglas India Ltd, a 100% owned subsidiary of the Hunter Douglas Group, has a stateof-the-art facility to manufacture architectural products in Sri City, under the brand name LUXALON®. As partners in readying the ground support facilities, Hunter Douglas has successfully supplied and installed the ‘Luxalon 300C’ linear metal ceiling for the Rafale ﬁghter Jet Hangar at Ambala Airforce Station, Punjab. The Siddhartha Logistics Pvt Ltd, a unit at Free Trade Warehousing Zone of Sri City, holds the inventories of parts for Dassault France. Siddhartha Logistics developed a supply chain model which is mainly used for defence offset logistics & supply chain management for India. As per its model, defence equipment suppliers, who have offset obligations, no longer need to transport the goods from India to their country and return transport to India for supply to the Ministry of Defence as per orders. Taking pride in their association with the Dassault Rafale Aircraft project, Sri City MD Ravindra Sannareddy said that they feel honoured as these units are able to contribute their best to the nation. With the constant support given by the Andhra Pradesh government, Sri City emerged as one of the mega industrial parks in the country that are fuelling India's ambition of becoming a manufacturing hub.
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