VOL. 10 | NO. 58 | SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2020 | AMARAVATI | PAGES 10 | `5.00 www.thehansindia.com Forecast: Thunderstorms. Overcast. Temp: Max.33°C. Min.27°C. Humidity: 67% Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 06:24 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi 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/Washington (IANS): The US and India have resolved to take concerted action against panIslamist terror groups Al Qaeda and Islamic State (ISI and also the Kashmircentric Pakistan sponsored outﬁts, Lashkar-eTaiba (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 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 US-India Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group and the third session of the US-India 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 coordinator for counterterrorism, led the respective interAgency/inter-Departmental delegations in a farreaching conversation on counter-terrorism 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. dependence, he said addressing the “School Education Conclave” organised by the Ministry of Education. The new curriculum will be a futureready 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. 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 Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy launching YSR Aasara scheme at his camp oﬃce in Tadepalli on Friday CM Jagan launches ‘YSR Aasara’ scheme Benefiting 87 lakh women from SHGs HANS NEWS SERVICE Amaravati: Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday launched the 'YSR Aasara' scheme that will support 87 lakh women from 8.71 lakh self-help groups (SHGs). "Your Jagan is standing before you today, as someone who fulﬁls his vow. I committed to repay all unpaid SHG loans in four installments as of April 11, 2019 and today I release the ﬁrst one," said Jagan. He asked whether any other government had ever launched such a broad scheme, beneﬁting so many women. The Chief Minister had announced that his government would refund all of the unpaid loans made by all the women members of the SHGs belonging to SC, ST, BC and mi- nority groups. The scheme promises to deposit money in the bank accounts of eligible women, amounting to Rs 27,168 crore in total, in four installments. The launch was witnessed by the District Collectors, senior officials and other beneﬁciaries, live via videoconference. The outstanding loans of the eligible women on the cut-off date is estimated to amount to Rs 25,383 crore, according to estimates by the state government. Most of these women from poor families were required to take such loans for schooling, health care , home care for the elderly, everyday needs and other emergencies. This resulted in their inability to cope with the exorbitant interest rates bringing them into a vicious spiral of debts. Sri City 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 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 US, India to take on Pak-backed terror ‘NEP aims to remove marks pressure’ 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 In- /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 hangar 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 Hangar of Rafale ﬁghter jet with Hunter Douglas Luxalon 300C 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. Continued on Page 5
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