YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 31 C MIN 23 C RIGHT TO EDUCATION IS NOT BEING PROPERLY IMPLEMENTED OPINION Rainfall may occur. Rs. 5 RANCHI WEDNESDAY, 9 SEPT, 2020 PG-12, YEAR—10, ISSUE—130 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) CHINA TESTS SECRET SPACECRAFT AMID CRISIS WITH INDIA NATION Morning India CORONA METER Miscreants gang-rape ‘Sadhvi’ in Godda, 1 arrested INDIA TOTAL CASES: 4,236,961 GODDA MP NISHIKANT DUBEY BLAMES HEMANT SOREN GOVT TOTAL DEATH: 72,033 ANURAG THAKUR WORLD TOTAL CASES: 27,354,088 TOTAL DEATH: 894,005 AT A GLANCE DASARA TO BE LOW-KEY AFFAIR IN MYSURU: MINISTER BENGALURU: The Karnataka government on Tuesday officially declared that the famous Dasara festivities in Mysuru this year will be conducted in a low-key manner due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It may be recalled that the Lord Jagannath Yatra was held symbolically in Puri, Odisha, this year without people or tourists gathering to witness the grand spectacle. The entire event was aired live online. Now the Karnataka government has also chosen to follow similar steps in organising the Dasara festivities in Mysuru. EXTRADITION HEARING AGAINST ASSANGE OPENS IN LONDON LONDON: An extradition hearing has opened at the Old Bailey courthouse in London against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The 49-year-old, who spent almost seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, faces an 18-count indictment from US authorities accusing him of recruiting hackers to steal military secrets, reports Xinhua news agency. On Monday, Assange, who sat behind a glass security screen at the back of the court, was formally re-arrested on a new American indictment which updated and broadened previous charges, brought mostly under the US Espionage Act. NEED TO PROTECT THE HIMALAYAS: POKHRIYAL NEW DELHI: On the eve of the 11th Himalayan Day, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday emphasised the need to conserve and protect the mountain range. He said that the 11th Himalayan Day will be observed with the theme of 'Himalayas and Nature' on September 9. Actor Rhea Chakraborty after being arrested by NCB in drug case in Mumbai on Tuesday. ANI NCB ARRESTS RHEA ON THIRD DAY OF GRILLING MUMBAI: After days of intense speculation and three days of tough grilling, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday arrested Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty in connection with its ongoing probe to unravel the drugs nexus in the film industry, officials said. Rhea has been charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act for her alleged role in the drugs angle that has emerged during investigation into the June 14 death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Rhea, who has all along pleaded innocence, was quickly whisked away for a mandatory medical test at the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation's LTMG Sion Hospital. She is likely to be presented by the NCB before a court for her remand, while her legal team prepares to get her bailed out. Reacting to the development, Rhea's lawyer Satish Maneshinde termed the arrest a "travesty of justice" in a scathing statement targeting the family of Sushant. "Three central agencies hounding a single woman -just because she was in love with a drug addict, suffering RANCHI: In a shameful incident, a 38-year old Sadhvi was allegedly gang-raped by at least four unidentified persons at Maharishi Mehi ashram late on Monday night in Godda, around 325 km from here. There are panic and resentment among the local people in the ashram after the incident. At least four accused entered the ashram in Tarabad village under the Mufassil police station area and carried out gang-rape with a sadhvi, said sources. According to police, they barged into the Ashram at around 2:30 pm and beat up the women present there indiscriminately. An FIR has been lodged at the Muffasil police station and the matter is being investigated after detaining two suspects in the case,” said Godda SP YS Ramesh. The exact reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained and all aspects are being considered during the probe, he added. It is being alleged that the victim was locked inside the room and raped. Locals suspect that a land dispute may be one of the reasons behind the incident. Police have arrested two persons and making inquiries. The SP said that on the statement given by the aggrieved Sadhvi, all the points are being examined. All evidence will be sent to FSL for investigation. Raids are being done for this, he added. Godda MP Nishikant Dubey also informed Chief Minister Hemant Soren about the incident through his Twitter handle. Soon thereafter, the Chief Minister tweeted to the SP, one of the accused was arrested in this case. The arrested accused Deepak Rana has been named in several criminal cases in the past. A case of murder against him is also under consideration in the court. The police are interrogating him regarding his other associates. Soren also directed the Deputy Commissioner, Godda to investigate the rape case and take action against those involved in the incident as soon as possible. Ramesh apprised the CM that a person has been arrested after taking cognizance of the case. The SP visited the spot and questioned the people there. He took a statement of the victim in Mahila police station. According to the statement of the victim, after satsang at the ashram late on Monday night everyone left for their respective destination. Meanwhile, four people came there with weapons and locked all people in a room, including Ashram operator Pankaj. The miscreants then committed the gang-rape. The 38-year-old Sadhvi is from Bokaro. The incident spread like wildfire 6 months on, newly recruited Civil judges await police report SUMAN K SHRIVASTAVA JUSTICE FOR SUSHANT from mental health issues for several years under the care of five leading psychiatrists in Mumbai, who ended up committing suicide due to consumption of illegally administered medicines and used drugs," Maneshinde said. Her much-anticipated arrest came a day after Rhea took time out -- at the height of the NCB interrogation sessions -- to hit back at the late actor's family by lodging a police complaint against Sushant's sister Priyanka Singh and Dr Tarun Kumar of RML Hospital in New Delhi and others, alleging forged medical prescriptions. ALSO SEE PG 10 RANCHI: 118 Civil Judges (junior division) recruited by the Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) in February this year are still waiting to be posted in various courts in the State. The JPSC had initiated the recruitment process in May last year and completed it in February this year. REASON: the government is said to have not yet got the police verification reports of all the newly recruited Civil Judges, also known as Munsifs, over six months after the JPSC recommended it to the State Government. That too when 40 per cent of the new recruits are from Jharkhand. 30 per cent of the newly appointed Munsifs are said to be from Bihar and the rest of them are from other states. The JPSC had announced the result of recruitment PT examination of Civil Judge (Junior Division) on July 22, 2019. The Main examination was held in September and the interview was completed in December last year. The police verification of the new recruits' criminal antecedents is mandatory before they are put to undergo one year's training and then only they will be deployed in various courts across the State. It implied that they will not be available for the court functioning for the next over one year even if they receive their joining letters in the near future. Earlier, the State government, on the recommendation of the high court, used to post the new recruits after the recommendation of the recruitment agency and thereafter sought the police verification report. But in 2010, the Supreme Court in a case from Andhra Pradesh mandated it to get the police verification report of the new recruits before they joined the service. Significantly, Jharkhand is unusual in that it has a very high number of pending criminal cases: Of its over 3.30 lakh cases, approximately 2.7 lakh are criminal cases, with just over 55,000 civil cases. And 50 per cent of them are said to be pending in the magisterial courts alone. Over one year back, it ranked 17 on the list of states with most cases pending in its district and subordinate courts. Incidentally, Bihar, which conducted the examination at the same time, completed the process and the new recruits are undergoing the training through virtual mode. Chhattisgarh and Telangana are also said to have completed the entire process. Ironically, the recruitment process for filling up the vacancy of 67 posts in 2020 is yet to begin. According to sources, it has been pending on the issue of whether to give 10 per cent reservation to the economically weak upper caste candidates or not. Director-General of Police (DGP) M V Rao, when contacted, told Morning India that he had no idea about it. "Let me find out. I will put somebody on the job," he said. Law Secretary P K Srivastava said that most probably it should be cleared soon. "But the Department of Personnel is the competent authority to say definitely anything in this regard," he added. MI EXCLUSIVE Sports dept orders probe into JSSPS civil works PC JHA RANCHI: In Ranchi, whenever the government provided funds for the development of the game, the ‘gennie’ of the scam comes out. The State Government and the Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) dream project “Mission Olympic Gold Medal in 2024” through Jharkhand State Sports Promotion Society (JSSPS) hit a roadblock as the Sports Department has ordered an inquiry to probe Rs 7.9 crore expenditure on civil works in last four years. It is perhaps the first Inquiry The sources said that JSSPS has spent more than Rs 7 crore in four-year span to maintain Mega Sports Complex and Khelgaon infrastructure but the complex is still in a bad condition. One of the senior officials of JSSPS also admitted that despite spending huge amounts, maintenance works have not been done in a proper way. JSSPS did not take the notice of the sports department seriously. Now that the investigation committee order has surprised the CCL officials too. Committee after the 34th National Games scam when the most prestigious sports academy of the state, run by CCL and the state government, has come under the scanner. According to sources of the sports department, an inquiry committee led by the Special Sports Secretary would ask JSSPS officials on the expenditure of their civil works from 2016 to 2019. The sources said that JSSPS has spent more than Rs 7 crore in four-year span to maintain Mega Sports Complex and Khelgaon infrastructure but the complex is still in a bad condition. One of the senior officials of JSSPS also admitted that despite spending huge amounts, maintenance works have not been done in a proper way. JSSPS did not take the notice of the sports department seriously. Now that the investigation committee order has surprised the CCL officials too. JSSPS Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Basab Choudhury admitted that he received the sports department letter for setting up an inquiry by a committee and we are ready to face it. “We have prepared the letter and the MLC member civil department will answer it. All our work has been audited and whichever team comes, the answer will be handed over to them. We have all paper cuttings, reflecting the condition of this complex before we took over the charge and what it is now,” the JSSPS CEO claimed. Sources of the sports department informed that to run JSSPS a total of Rs 20 crore budget was sanctioned for the development of budding talents of the complex. At present, a total of 425 children up to 15 years are taking training under several experts of seven sports academies. Milk to be ‘integral’ part of midday meal scheme soon HRD and WCD ministries working closely to ensure nutritious food at govt schools NEW DELHI: Milk will soon be an integral part of the midday meal scheme to ensure proper nutrition to all students in government schools across the country, which is in tune with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aim to make a malnutrition-free India. The Women and Child Development (WCD) and Education Ministries are working in a coordinated way to meet the Prime Minister's vision of providing nutritious meals to the students in government schools. All the officials linked to the departments concerned dealing with the policies have been directed by both the ministries on the 3rd 'Rashtriya Poshan Maah' to expedite changes in midday meal by including milk and people started gathering in the ashram since morning. People from various organizations have also reacted strongly to the incident. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal have identified all the accused in the case and demanded immediate action, while Godda MP Nishikant Dubey has also attacked the government through his tweet. However, the police have breathed a sigh of relief from the arrest of the main accused in the case. The SP is also investigating other members of the ashram in Mahila police station. Police Station in-charge JK Jaiswal said that the accused Deepak Rana has been arrested. soon after the schools resume functioning with attendance by children. The Prime Minister had in 2018 launched 'Poshan Abhiyaan'-- a robust scheme which has been playing an important role in eliminating malnutrition from the country. On this 'Poshan Maah 2020', Modi's government planned to focus on an intensive campaign across the country for the holistic nourishment of children with severe acute malnutrition, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said in a statement. In this regard, an official, requesting anonymity, told IANS that the Education Ministry may come up with a revised menu for midday meals scheme, that will include milk as an integral component. All the state government's have been told to implement the new midday meal policy which includes milk. Earlier, the then HRD Ministry had revised its midday meal policy in 2016. In order to give better quality food to children in schools where midday meals are provided, the HRD has revised its norms, that include milk as a necessary supplement. WCD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday assured VicePresident M Venkaiah Naidu that the central government would consider recommending to all the states to "include milk in the midday meal scheme". Irani's assurance came after Naidu earlier in the day suggested to her to add milk in breakfast or midday meals of children to improve nutritional level. The Vice President spoke with Irani on the 3rd Rashtriya Poshan Maah aimed at contributing towards a malnutrition-free India. An official in the Education Ministry told IANS that all students from Classes 1 to 8 in all government schools will be given 200 ml milk every day along with the midday meals. As per the official, this policy as is similar to the one issued in 2016 and then HRD Ministry direction to states in 2018 in which many loopholes were reported in its implementation. The states were earlier also directed to include milk and milk products in the midday meals so that these items could be procured from cooperative milk unions or federations. The Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Department also took up the issue with the state Chief Secretaries on December 15, 2017, requesting them to con- sider supplying milk and milk products through their network under midday meals scheme of the Centre. Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Puducherry, and Gujarat have confirmed supply of milk through schools but some states with higher surplus stocks of milk powder like Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Punjab are yet to decide in this regard. Almost two decades have passed since the midday meal became a part of the daily routine in government schools across the country. The central government had received complaints earlier on about inclusion of milk in midday meals. As per government norms, every child should receive 150-200 ml milk. Indian Army truck movement on road, in Leh on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) Chinese soldiers armed with stick-machetes deployed along LAC LEH: Chinese soldiers are armed with stickmachetes during their deployment along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh sector amid the ongoing border tension between India and China. According to Army sources on the pictures which have emerged, Chinese soldiers can be seen with stick machetes even with their rifles slung on their back. As the Chinese Army is armed with stock machetes, Indian Army soldiers are not allowing them to come close otherwise there may be another violent face off like what happened in Galwan valley, said Army sources. The Chinese troops had used nail studded iron rods during the Galwan clash in the month of June which claimed the lives of 20 Indian soldiers including Colonel Santosh Babu, the Commanding Officer of 16 Bihar. An unspecified number of Chinese soldiers were also killed, though China did not reveal its casualties in the clash. India recently outflanked China by taking control of strategic height near Pangong lake's southern bank. It thwarted an attempt by the Chinese army to transgress into Indian areas near the southern bank of Pangong Tso near Chushul in Ladakh. India and China have been engaged in a standoff since April-May over the transgressions by the Chinese Army in multiple areas.