YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 29 C MIN 22 C SUSHANT SINGH’S COVERAGE HAS PUT MEDIA’S ROLE UNDER SCRUTINY OPINION Rainfall may occur. US OPEN: BOPANNA-SHAPOVALOV ENTER SECOND ROUND SPORTS Morning India Rs. 5 RANCHI SUNDAY, 6 SEPT, 2020 PG-12, YEAR—10, ISSUE—127 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) State reports 1334 cases, 5 deaths COVID: FIR LODGED AGAINST PVT HOSPITAL FOR EXCHANGE OF BODIES from Garhwa, 3 from Pakur, 73 from Saraikela, 5 from Simdega, 20 from Godda, 15 from Dumka, 2 from Khunti, 3 from Pakur and one from Deoghar. Meanwhile, 1485 patients recovered from the virus and returned home. Maximum 950 patients recovered from the virus in Ranchi, 103 from Chatra, 59 from Gumla, 53 from Garhwa, 46 from Palamu, 41 from Lohardaga and 35 from Koderma. Active cases reaches to 15389 and total 33528 patients recovered from the virus so far in state. However, 465 people lost their lives. Meanwhile, all family mem- ANURAG THAKUR RANCHI: The State on Saturday reported 1334 cases of Covid-19 taking the total tally to 49,377. Five deaths were also reported, four from Jamshedpur and one from Dumka. Earlier, 1537 cases were reported on Friday. Among the samples tested positive, maximum 625 cases were reported from Ranchi, 244 from Jamshedpur, 55 from Chaibasa, 21 from Hazaribagh, 44 from Palamu, 12 from Sahebganj, 2 from Chatra, 27 from Gumla, 44 from Palamu, 46 from Latehar, 13 from Lohardaga, 47 from Giridih, 16 AT A GLANCE COVID-19 RECOVERIES CROSS 31L IN INDIA, CASE FATALITY RATE DROPS TO 1.73 PC NEW DELHI: With a record 70,072 patients recuperating from COVID19 in a span of 24 hours, the total number of such recoveries surged to 31,07,223 in the country, pushing the recovery rate to 77.23 per cent, the health ministry said on Saturday. The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.73 per cent. ALSO SEE PG 5 ONE ARRESTED FOR MINOR'S RAPE RANCHI: Argora police has arrested a person named, Kuldip Bhagat, who allegedly raped a minor girl, a student of class VI. The victim studies in a prestigious school in the city. According to the victim, On August 11 when she returned from tuition in the evening, her brother went outside to play. Finding her alone in the house the accused raped and threatened her. She could not say this to her parents out of fear. But when she started getting uncomfortable, she narrated the whole incident to her parents who lodged a complaint against Kuldip Bhagat to CWC and Police station. The accused was arrested on Saturday. CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 4,047,653 TOTAL DEATH: 69,920 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 26,857,439 TOTAL DEATH: 880,069 bers of late Abhay Singh who died at Gurunanak Hospital on Friday were tested negative. Health Secretary N M Kulkarni said that the recovery rate of COVID19 infected patients has increased to 67.40 percent which is a good sign for us. However, mass testing drive will increase number of cases but also break the chain of covid. Meanwhile, a case of negligence of a private hospital was reported in city on Saturday in which after the death of two Corona patients, the body was exchanged. The matter was revealed when the relatives of a deceased arrived at the ceme- tery and after removing the cloth from the body saw the reality. On the other hand, an FIR has been lodged against the hospital for changing the dead body. Health Minister Banna Gupta has also said that such negligence will not be tolerated. The case is of Escalpius Hospital located in Irba. Here, 60-year-old Shamid Ansari, a Mango resident of Jamshedpur and 65-year-old Milayani Minj from Kokar Ranchi, were admitted for treatment. Both died on September 4 during treatment. The bodies of both were kept in the hospital. On Saturday, when the family of Jamshedpur patient Shamid Ansari arrived at the hospital to take the body, they were mistakenly given the body of Milayani Minj. They went to Jamshedpur with a body packed with clothes. Later, they came to know the truth. However, the family members of Milayani Minj also came to the hospital to find the body, they came to know that the body has been swapped. The family members of the deceased Milayani created a ruckus at Escalpius Hospital. They also demanded refund from the hospital management. On the other hand, on receiving the information, Ormanjhi police rushed to the hospital and pacified the family who were committing uproar. In this regard, the hospital's director, Dr Asif Ahmed, said that both patients died on 4 September. Both were covid-19 positive. We have sent the body of Shamid Ansari from our ambulance to Jamshedpur under the supervision of the police. From there, the body of Milayani Minj was brought and handed over to their families. Later, the Health Minister has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Ranchi to investigate the matter and take action. He said: such negligence cannot be tolerated during the transition of Covid-19. Soren promises sweet deal to Tana Bhagats SANJAY SAHAY RANCHI: Describing the Tana Bhagats as state’s heritage Chief Minister (CM) Hemant Soren on Saturday said that his government was committed for their overall development. The assurance came during a meeting of a delegation of Tana Bhagats with the CM at the latter’s residence. The meeting took place after a Tana Bhagat group withdrew their 54-hour blockade of railway track in Tori in Latehar district to demand land and employment. Notably, the agitation was withdrawn after the CM called the group for a talk. In the meeting, the Tana Bhagats submitted a memorandum to CM seeking land pattas, waiver of rent, strict implementation of the Chhotanagur Tenancy Act and jobs for children. The CM assured that the state government would take a proper decision regarding their demands after the assembly session. He said that the government would protect the rights of the group. He also stated that children of the group who passed out from the Raksha Shakti University will be facilitated in getting jobs. The government will also provide hostels and education facilities for their children, he promised. The CM also issued several directions to the officials related to the demands over the phone. During the discussion, the CM also informed that the government would soon start the pashudhan yojna to encourage animal husbandry through federations. He pointed out that the state government was always thinking over various means to increase employment. Soren said his government is also emphasizing on ensuring benefits of natural resources of the state to its people. He said that the entire country is using power from coal excavated in Jharkhand adding our state cannot remain in darkness. The government would also ensure that raiyyats get compensation and jobs for their land used for mining. Later on, the delegation expressed satisfaction over the talks saying it has postponed the agitation in view of CM’s assurance. Describing Soren as the son of a revolutionary the Tana Bhagats expressed hope that the CM would fulfil their demands. Latehar MLA Baidyanath Ram played an important role in the talks. The delegation included Parameshwar Tana Bhagat, Mahabir Tana Bhagat, Bahadur Tana Bhagat, Digambar Tana Bhagat and Sarita Tana Bhagat. STAGE IS SET FOR PHASE II TRIALS OF BHARAT BIOTECH'S COVID VACCINE HYDERABAD: The stage is set for phase II clinical trials of Bharat Biotech's coronavirus vaccine from Monday. The Hyderabad-based vaccine maker received the approval from Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation under the Directorate General of Health Services to conduct the phase II trials of indigenous vaccine candidate Covaxin. Joint Drugs Controller Dr S. Eswara Reddy wrote a letter to Bharat Biotech International, conveying the organisation's nod for conducting the phase II trials. AIR DEFENCE IAF fight planes were seen flying, in Shillong on Saturday. RAILWAYS TO HOLD EXAMS FOR 1.4 LAKH POSTS FROM DEC 15 NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways will start conducting examinations for 1.4 lakh posts for which it received applications, from December 15 this year, officials said on Saturday. "We have invited some applications for recruitment in various categories for 1.4 lakh posts. These were notified during the pre-Covid period," Railways CEO V K Yadav said at a virtual press conference. The national transporter received 2.42 crore applications for 1.4 lakh vacancies, the CEO added. "Scrutiny of these applications was completed but due to Covid-19 pandemic, a computer-based examination cannot be completed," Yadav said. ALSO SEE PG 7 ANI Ensure oximeters at panchayat level, says CM SANJAY SAHAY RANCHI: Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday directed the administration to make arrangement for oximeters at the panchayat level to help people living in home isolation in rural areas. The order was issued through a tweet. He said that Jharkhand was trying to strengthen its health system despite having limited resources. Notably, the oximeter could be used to detect Covid pneumonia, a potentially deadly condition seen among most severe Coronavirus cases. A reading between 95 to 100 percent on oximeter is said to be normal. A patient having less than 92 percent will need oxygen. A low reading could be related to Covid but there are other diseases which cause fall in oxygen level. In another tweet, the CM extended best wishes to all teachers of state on the occasion of Teacher’s Day. He also paid tribute to former President late Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan whose birth anniversary is celebrated on the occasion. The CM said that teachers play an important role in building the future generation of the nation. Their role has increased in the current Covid period, he said, adding teachers are educating through technology as students could not attend the classes. He stated carrying on with studies is a challenge for both the teachers and the students. He urged the teachers to work collectively to give quality education at every level so that the younger generation brings glory to the state through their achievements. ‘Showik may help uproot B’wood drug citadel, Rhea to be probed’ MUMBAI: Diving deep into the drugs angle to the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the Narcotics Control Bureau has claimed that prime accused Showik Chakraborty has revealed many names which could help "uproot the drug citadel in Bollywood and Mumbai", in its remand plea, here on Saturday. Hinting at summons to or even the possible arrest of Sushant's ex-girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, the NCB remand plea - seeking Showik's custody for five days' interrogation - says that he would have to be confronted with his sister (Rhea) and another person Dipesh Sawant. This was to investigate the specific roles/ingredients of criminal conspiracy, abetments and various attempts to commit offences, besides track and verify the financial trail of all their previous drug NCB ARRESTS SUSHANT'S DOMESTIC HELP DIPESH SAWANT MUMBAI: The Narcotics Control Bureau on Saturday arrested Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's domestic help Dipesh Sawant in a drug-related case, part of the ongoing probe into the death of the late actor. The NCB arrested Sawant on Saturday evening following revelations made by Showik, the brother of Sushant's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and Rajput's house manager Samuel Miranda, who were arrested on Friday night. Earlier in the day, the NCB got custody of Showik and Miranda for four days, till September 9. purchases of Showik -- who was arrested on September 4. Based on the CDR records, WhatsApp chats and preliminary interrogation of those deeply entrenched in drug trafficking, the NCB said it wants to trace and verify "some characters" who are still absconding and have to be arrested. Showik used to facilitate JUSTICE FOR SUSHANT drug deliveries and payments through cash, credit cards, payment gateways for the contraband drugs, posing a serious threat to public safety and health, said the NCB in the remand plea filed before the Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Mumbai. He, along with coaccused Samuel Miranda, was shunted to NCB custody for four days till September 9, NCB Deputy Director M.A. Jain told mediapersons, hinting at a possible international racket to the whole drugs angle. Showik's involvement tumbled out after the NCB Mumbai and New Delhi teams on August 28, nabbed Abbas R. Lakhani and Karn V. Arora from old Kurla and Chandivali, Powai. Tapes expose sexist, anti-Indian rants of former US prez NEW YORK: Newly declassified White House tapes disclose former US president Richard Nixon speaking disparagingly about Indians and reveal the bigotry he and his national security adviser Henry Kissinger held that influenced US policy toward India and South Asia under his presidency. "As Americans grapple with problems of racism and power, a newly declassified trove of White House tapes provides startling evidence of the bigotry voiced by President Richard M. Nixon and Henry Kissinger, his national security adviser, Gary Bass, professor at Princeton, wrote in an opinion piece The Terrible Cost of Presidential Racism' in The New York Times. The full content of these tapes reveal how U.S. policy toward South Asia under Mr. Nixon was influenced by his hatred of, and sexual repulsion toward, Indians, Bass, author of The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide', writes. Richard Nixon, a Republican, was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 until 1974. Bass says that the declassified White House tapes reveal a stunning" conversation between Nixon, Kissinger and the then White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman in the Oval Office in June 1971 in which Nixon asserts in a venomous tone that Indian women are undoubtedly the most unattractive women in the world." Nixon also calls Indians most sexless , nothing and pathetic , according to the tapes. On Nov. 4, 1971, during a private break from a contentious White House summit with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India a rare woman leader at the time Richard Nixon meeting Indira Gandhi in 1971 following the liberation of Bangladesh. the president harangued Mr. Kissinger about his sexual disgust at Indians, Bass writes. Referring to Indians, Nixon says to Kissinger "To me, they turn me off. How the hell do they turn other people on, Henry? Tell me. Bass writes that while Kissinger's response is inaudible in the tapes, it did not discourage the president from his theme. In November 1971, in the middle of a discussion about IndiaPakistan tensions with Kissinger and Secretary of State William Rogers, after Rogers mentioned reprimanding Gandhi, the president blurted, I don't know how they reproduce! Bass writes in the NYT piece that while Kissinger has portrayed himself as being above the racism of the Nixon White House, the tapes show him joining in the bigotry, though the tapes cannot determine whether he truly shared the president's prejudices or was just pandering to him. For instance, on June 3, 1971, Kissinger was indignant at the Indians as the country sheltered millions of Bengali refugees who had fled the Pakistan Army. Kissinger blamed the Indians for causing the refugee flow and then condemned Indians as a whole, BOKARO DC MUKESH KUMAR SAID THAT ALL PERSONS SUSPECTED TO HAVE COME IN CONTACT WITH THE WOMAN ARE BEING SCREENED. HE SAID THAT THE WORK OF SANITIZING WAS ON AT WOMAN’S HOUSE AND SURROUNDING AREAS. as he said, They are a scavenging people. At one pint, Kissinger had said Indians are superb flatterers and are masters at flattery. They are masters at subtle flattery. That's how they survived 600 years. They suck up their great skill is to suck up to people in key positions. Nixon had even been furious with his ambassador to India Kenneth Keating, who two days earlier had confronted Nixon and Kissinger in the Oval Office, calling Pakistan's crackdown almost entirely a matter of genocide. Bass says that Nixon and Kissinger had staunchly supported the military regime in Pakistan as it killed hundreds of thousands of Bengalis, with 10 million refugees fleeing into neighbouring India. Voicing prejudices about Pakistanis, Kissinger had in August 1971 told Nixon that the Pakistanis are fine people, but they are primitive in their mental structure. He added, They just don't have the subtlety of the Indians. These emotional displays of prejudice help to explain a foreign policy debacle, Bass says, adding that Nixon and Kissinger's policies toward South Asia in 1971 were not just a moral disaster but a strategic fiasco on their own Cold War terms.