www.thehansindia.com VOL. 3 | NO. 335 | WEDNESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2020 | DELHI | PAGES 8 | `5.00 Forecast: Increasing cloudiness. Temp: Max.39°C. Min.30°C. Humidity: 25% Sunrise: 06:13 Sunset: 06:09 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi: RNI No: DELENG/2017/74095 H H Follow @ WINDOWS Tattooed teacher told to quit school Paris: A schoolteacher whose body, face and tongue are covered in tattoos and who has had the whites of his eyes surgically turned black said he was prevented from teaching at a French kindergarten after a parent complained he scared their child. Sylvain Helaine, 35, was asked to switch age groups when a parent complained he gave their three-year-old nightmares. He said last year he was teaching at the Docteur Morere Elementary School in Palaiseau, a suburb of Paris, when the parent said their son, who was not taught by Helaine, was scared after seeing him. A couple of months later the school authorities informed him he would no longer teach kindergarten children. /thehansindia | /thehansindiaweb | /thehansindia | /thehansindia | /thehansindia H PM: Opposition wants middlemen to thrive Dehradun (PTI): In a scathing attack on those opposing the new farm laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said they wanted only the middlemen to thrive and referred to the burning of a tractor in Delhi by Congress workers as an insult to farmers. "They are opposing the freedom of farmers and want their problems to continue forever. By torching farming equipment, which the agriculturists worship, these people are now insulting farmers," he said without naming the Congress. The Congress' youth wing activists on Monday morning set a tractor ablaze near India Gate, a few hundred metres from the Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament, to protest the contentious farm laws. Modi said the opposition has only one way of doing politics in the country and that is by opposing things. Terming it "opposition for the sake of opposition", the prime minister said that by resisting big reformative steps by the Centre such as the farm laws, these forces were making themselves irrelevant in the society and in the country. He accused them of challenging everything from GST, One Rank One Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses during the inauguration of six mega projects in Uttarakhand under the 'Namami Gange Mission' through a video conference, in New Delhi on Tuesday Pension, Rafale deal, Statue of Unity, 10 per cent reservation for the poor and celebration of November 26 as Samvidhan Diwas. He said that this politics was the root of the frustration of a party which had ruled for four generations. "Frustration of a party which has ended up riding the shoulders of others despite wielding power for four generations is behind this politics of the opposition for opposition's sake," Modi said. He said none of the leaders of the political party had till date visited the Statue of Unity, built to honour the memory of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel whose contribution to unifying the country is well known. "Why? Because they had to oppose," he said. He said people had seen for themselves the role Jan Dhan accounts played in direct benefit transfer schemes during the coronavirus pandemic and they could also remember how it was opposed while being introduced by the Centre. He said after opposing the Ram Mandir in the Supreme Court for decades, they even began opposing its foundation stone laying in Ayodhya. Without naming the Congress, he accused it of being neither with the farmers nor with the youth nor the soldiers and recalled that the the party had demanded proof of surgical strikes instead of praising the bravehearts who carried out the exercise. He also recalled how it opposed the purchase of Rafale fighter jets. Bypolls for 56 Assembly, 1 LS seat in Nov New Delhi (IANS): The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday announced by-elections to 56 assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat in Bihar in the ﬁrst week of November. By-elections to 56 assembly seats, except Manipur, across 11 states, will be held on November 3 and the Lok Sabha election will be held on November 7. The counting will be held on November 10 and the entire election process will be completed before November 12, the Commission said. The maximum number of seats going to polls is from Madhya Pradesh as these fell vacant due to Jyotiraditya Scindia switching camps from the Congress to the Bharatiya Janata Party along with his supporters. A total of 28 Assembly seats are vacant in Madhya Pradesh, eight in Gujarat, seven in Uttar Pradesh, two each in Jharkhand, Karnataka, Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha; and one each in Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Telangana. Besides, one Parliamentary constituency in Bihar and two assembly seats from Manipur go to polls on November 7. The counting of votes will be held on November 10. "After taking into consideration various factors like weather conditions, movement of forces, pandemic etc, the commission has decided to hold byelections," a note from the Election Commission said. UAE to launch spacecraft to moon in 2024 Dubai (AP): The United Arab Emirates plans to send an unmanned spacecraft to the moon in 2024, a top Emirati official said on Tuesday, the latest gamble in the stars by the oil-rich nation that could see it become only the fourth nation on Earth to accomplish that goal. The announcement by Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum shows the rapid expansion of the space program that bears his name. Serum Institute of India to manufacture 200 mn doses of Covid-19 vaccine New Delhi (IANS): A further collaboration among the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, Gavi and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will accelerate the manufacture and delivery of up to 100 million doses of safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines for India and low-and middle income countries. This brings the total number of vaccine doses to be covered by the partnership between SII, Gavi, and the Gates Foundation to an aggregate of up to 200 million doses, following the initial agreement for up to 100 million doses announced in August. The arrangement again provides an option to secure additional doses if the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator sees a need for it. The collaboration will provide upfront capital to SII to help it increase manufacturing capacity now so that, once a vaccine, or vaccines, gains regulatory approval and WHO Prequaliﬁcation, doses can be distributed at scale to LMICs as part of the Gavi COVAX AMC mechanism as early as the ﬁrst half of 2021. "The collaboration further bolsters our ﬁght against Covid-19. Through the avid support of Gavi and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we will now manufacture and deliver up to an additional 100 million doses of immunogenic and safe-proven future Covid-19 vaccines to India and lowand middle-income coun- tries in 2021," said Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India. He added, "At this stage, it is important for governments, global health and ﬁnancial institutions in the public and private sector to come together in ensuring that no one is left behind in the road to recovery. This association is in line with our efforts to see that the future vaccines reach the remotest part of the world providing full immunization coverage in a bid to contain the spread of the pandemic." Hyd-Bengaluru industrial corridor to connect AP HANS NEWS SERVICE Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh state has been sanctioned with a new industrial corridor to facilitate industrial development as part of the Hyderabad-Bengaluru industrial corridor, according to AP Industries Minister Mekapati Gautham Reddy. This would come up under the National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust Programme. Speaking to the media here on Tuesday, the Minister said the new corridor would have Orvakal in Kurnool district as a node. Similarly, Kopparthi ini Kadapa district, Tamminapatnam of Potti Sriramulu N Orvakal in Kurnool district to be a node N Kapil Group proposes IT corridor in Tirupati district (part of Visakhapatnam-Chennai corridor) and Routhusurumala of Chittoor in Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor would also be developed. The Minister also disclosed that the representatives of Kapil Consultancy Service Pvt Limited, led by its vicepresident, met him on Tues- day and proposed the establishment of an IT Park in Tirupati under ‘walk to walk’ concept. The company representatives said that they would make an investment of Rs 500 crore. It would provide up to 8,000 jobs when it is completed in two phases in seven years. The Minister said the proposal was being No war, no peace status along Ladakh border: IAF chief New Delhi (PTI): The present security scenario along India's northern frontier is at an "uneasy no war no peace" status, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said on Tuesday, referring to the festering border row with China in eastern Ladakh. Addressing a conference, Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria also said the Indian Air Force has responded to the situation with rapidity and is fully resolved to counter any "misadventure" in the region. "The present security scenario along our northern frontiers is at an uneasy no war no peace status. Our defence forces are prepared for any eventuality as you are aware," the Chief of Air Staff said. The IAF is looking at inducting around 450 aircraft and helicopters in the next two decades, besides upgrading at least 200-300 planes during this period, Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said. considered favourably. The company sought 25 acres of land for the same, he said. The Minister said the new corridor paves way for the industrial progress in the State manifold. Bulk water supply would be ensured to the companies coming up as part of infrastructure development. He inquired about the road works of Samalkot-Rajanagaram stretch undertaken under the AP Roads Development Corporation along with the works on the common effluent treatment plant at Naidupet cluster. The meeting was attended by APIIC chairperson Roja and other officials. Dy CM discharged from hospital New Delhi (PTI): Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was suffering from Covid-19 and dengue, was discharged from hospital on Tuesday, officials said. "He tested negative (for Covid-19) today and his condition is better. He has been discharged from the hospital ," said an official from the Deputy Chief Minister's Office. Babri mosque demolition case verdict today Lucknow (PTI): A special court here will deliver the much-awaited judgment on Wednesday in the 1992 Babri masjid demolition case in which BJP veterans L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are among the accused. CBI judge SK Yadav had on September 16 directed all the 32 surviving accused to remain present in the court on the day of the judgment. The accused include former deputy prime minister Ad- vani, former Union ministers Joshi and Uma Bharti, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh, besides Vinay Katiyar and Sadhvi Rithambara. With both Bharti and Singh convalescing in separate hospitals after coronavirus infection, it was not immediately known if they would be present in the court at the time of pronouncement of order. Singh, during whose tenure as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh the disputed structure was demolished, was put on trial in September last year after his tenure as governor (of Rajasthan) came to an end. Champat Rai, the general secretary of the trust in charge of constructing the Ram temple, is also among those accused. With the Supreme Court setting August 31 as the deadline and later extending it by a month for the CBI court to give its verdict, the trial court started day-to-day hearing to complete the task in time. The central agency produced 351 witnesses and 600 documents as evidence before the court. Charges were framed against 48 people, but 17 have died during the course of trial. The trial under the serious criminal conspiracy charges commenced against them after having been dropped by the trial court in 2001.
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