YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 32 C MIN 27 C BIG GOVT EXPENDITURE IS A MUST NOW TO REVIVE ECONOMY OPINION Sky will be partly cloudy. KOLKATA MONDAY, 14 SEPT, 2020 PG-12, YEAR—7, ISSUE—123 (RNI NO: WBENG / 2014 / 56803) SHAH READMITTED FOR MEDICAL CHECK-UP: AIIMS NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been readmitted to AIIMS here for a complete medical check-up ahead of Parliament's Monsoon Session beginning from Monday, the hospital said on Sunday. "As per the advice given at the time of his discharge, he has now been admitted for a complete medical check-up," the All India Institute for Medical Sciences said. IANS had earlier reported that Shah was readmitted to the AIIMS around 11 pm on Saturday after he complained of breathing issues. Parliament all geared up for holding Monsoon Session RS will convene in morning shift from 9 am till 1 pm, and LS shift from 3 pm to 7 pm NEW DELHI: Parliament is fully prepared for the 18-day Monsoon Session from Monday under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic with many firsts, including sitting of the two Houses in shifts without any off day, entry only to those having a negative COVID-19 report and compulsory wearing of masks. In run-up to the session, while over 4,000 people including MPs and staff have been tested for COVID-19, most parliamentary operations have been digitalized, entire premises sanitised and doors made touch-free. 'PHOTOS, VIDEOS ALLOWED IN FLIGHT, NOT RECORDING EQUIPMENT' NEW DELHI: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Sunday said that passengers on board a flight can take photos and videos, but cannot use any recording equipment which would create chaos, disrupt flight operations and violate safety norms. PG 5 CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 4,788,799 TOTAL DEATH: 78,931 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 28,991,629 TOTAL DEATH: 925,387 The first-of-its-kind Monsoon Session will see Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha sitting in two different shifts, while special seating arrangements have been made for MPs in adherence to social distancing guidelines. Barring on the first day, Rajya Sabha will convene in morning shift from 9 am till 1 pm, and Lok Sabha in evening shift from 3 pm to 7 pm. The chambers of both houses along with their respective galleries will be used for sitting of the members in each shift. In between the two shifts, the entire complex will be LS Speaker Om Birla greets at Parliament ahead of the Monsoon Session, on Sunday. ANI sanitised. Entry in the premises will be allowed only on production of a COVID-19 negative report, with the test conducted not more than 72 hours before the start of the session. Frequent sanitisation of the entire parliament complex will also be carried out, while arrangements have been made to sanitise various parliamentary papers as well as footwear and cars of MPs, officials said. Frisking of people will also make way for touch-less security scanning, while thermal scanning will also be totally touch-free. INSIDE 47 ITEMS TO BE TAKEN UP DURING THIS SESSION OF PARLIAMENT PAGE 7 For making the entire Parliament complex a safe zone in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu had held a series of extensive discussions with officials of the Home Ministry, Left-Congress alliance will win in 2021 Bengal Assembly elections: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary HOPE JUSTICE WILL BE GIVEN TO ME: KANGANA MUMBAI: Actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli on Sunday met Maharashtra Governor Bhagwat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan amid friction between the actor and the Shiv Sena. Kangana expressed hope that justice will be given to her as Governor listened to her like his "own daughter." "I met Governor Koshyari and told him about the unjust treatment I've received. I hope justice will be given to me so that the faith of all citizens including young girls is restored in the system. I am fortunate that the Governor listened to me like a daughter." She also said that she does not belong to any political party. PG 10 SPORTS Morning India Rs. 3 AT A GLANCE OSAKA OVERCOMES AZARENKA FOR SECOND US OPEN TITLE KOLKATA: State Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Sunday said his party's alliance with the Left parties would prove to be a "reversal" in the 2021 assembly elections and warned the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and BJP that it would be easier for them to contest. Chaudhary, a bitter critic of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, said that her focus would be on making a dent in the vote share of TMC and BJP and restoring the secular nature of the state. He said that the "long-standing impact of sectarian politics" of both parties is being seen on the secular fabric. Asked if the Congress would support the TMC in the event of a hung assembly, Chaudhary declined to comment, saying "hypothetical questions can only be answered when such a need arises". This was the last time in the state assembly elections of 1967 when no party had got a clear majority and then the Bangla Congress and the CPM joined hands to form the government. Attributing the TMC government's "politics of appeasement" to the rise of the BJP in Bengal, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha, Chaudhary, said he would try to strengthen the party by bringing back the party's old leaders who had gone to opposition camps. Chaudhary said that Bengal has always been known for its secularism. Over the years, both from the TMC and the BJP, however, have taken forward the politics of communal polarization and adopted the ideals of secularism that have always been dear to the state. ” He said, "I can assure you that the Left Front-Congress alliance can prove to be a reversal in Bengal's politics. Unlike the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, I will not allow the 2021 assembly elections to be easy for TMC and BJP. ” Expressing the hope of a tough triangular contest in the state in the upcoming assembly elections in April-May next year, the senior Congress leader, however, brushed aside the points that the ruling party generally benefits in a triangular contest. He said, "The principle that the ruling party will benefit in a triangular contest is wrong. In politics, two and two are not always four. We will break TMC's vote bank along with breaking the anti-incumbent vote percentage. " He said, “Many Congress loyalists have joined other parties in the last few years. We will try to bring them back. The LeftCongress alliance will fight on the promise of development, corruption-free governance. " At the same time, claiming TMC and BJP to be two sides of the same coin, he said that the state government deliberately took the path of appeasement politics which would pave the way for the saffron party to do the politics of polarization on the contrary. He claimed that the ruling party projected itself as the "Messiah of Muslims" and the BJP described itself as "the saviour of Hindus" and weakened secular and democratic forces like the Congress and the Left. After the poor performance in the last Lok Sabha elections, the Left and Congress are working together, whether it is to contest the by-elections or organize a public movement. Chaudhary said, “We are on the verge of finalizing the alliance. Activists of both parties are also in favor of the alliance. " The Congress-Left party won 76 seats in the 2016 elections for the 294-member state assembly, while the TMC won 211 and the BJP just three. However, in the recent Lok Sabha elections, the BJP did its best in the state winning 18 out of 42 seats and got 41 percent votes. TMC had got 22 seats. Congress got two seats in the account with six percent votes, while the account of the Left parties did not open even though they got seven percent votes. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh passes away The MGNREGA man, Lalu’s shadow loses battle of life against Covid T he man behind the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) who stood by his boss Lalu Prasad Yadav through thick and thin, only to recently quit the RJD in a surprise move - Raghuvansh Prasad Singh died in Delhi's AIIMS battling post-COVID symptoms on Sunday morning. Singh was suffering from a lung infection and was put on a ventilator two days ago after his health deteriorated. He was admitted in the ICU unit of the hospital a week ago after contracting an infection in his lungs, a post-COVID illness he developed after contracting coron- avirus. Singh's demise comes close on the heels of his unceremonious and some would argue, unexpected exit from RJD, a party he served for the better part of his political life. In his handwritten resignation to Lalu Prasad, he said, "I kept standing behind you for 32 years after the demise of Karpuri Thakur, but not any longer." He was believed to be angry over talks about former MP Rama Singh's entry into the RJD. In what can be seen as a longstanding relationship of camaraderie, Prasad told Singh, "First you get better, then we will sit and talk. You are not going anywhere." The five-term Lok Sabha MP representing Vaishali died at the age of 74, bringing an end to a long era where he espoused the cause of social justice. The man who was once part of Karpuri Thakur's Cabinet later stood by Lalu Prasad, even when the latter was prosecuted for charges of corruption in the fodder scam. He also stood by the Yadav family when Rabri Devi was steering the Bihar government in the absence of her husband. A well read and well educated man who was known for his simplicity, Singh's socialist bent made him well respected not just in the RJD but by leaders of all political parties riding on the promise of social justice. However, the legacy of this mathematician would be steering the UPA-era flagship scheme Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) which is a social security measure that aims to guarantee the 'right to work'. The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 is seen as one of the main reasons apart from UPA's civil nuclear deal with the US that swept the alliance back to power consecutively for a second time in 2009. However, the Modi era proved to be uncharted political territory for this mass leader who lost both the 2014 and 2019 general elections when the BJP won power at the Centre with a thumping majority. However, his political relevance was intact in Bihar's psyche. Health Ministry, ICMR and the DRDO. As per the standard operating procedures finalised for holding the session from September 14 till October 1, the MPs and staff of secretariats of both houses, as also the media personnel covering the proceedings, will be asked to undergo COVID-19 test, not more than 72 hours before the start of the session. Officials said arrangements were made for tests of close to 4,000 people, including the MPs, staff members and journalists. Only MPs and ministers will be allowed inside the main building. Post-Covid care norms issued by govt NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stressed on ayurvedic intervention to manage post-COVID conditions in its latest guidelines issued on Sunday for recovered patients, including use of chyawanprash and AYUSH medicines. In the guidelines, the Ministry recommended the use of immunity-boosting medicines like Ayush Kwath and Samshamani Vati on a daily basis, for effective recovery from post-COVID health conditions. "In the clinical practice, chyawanprash is believed to be effective in post-recovery period," a Ministry advisory said while listing yoga, pranayama and daily walks among the other suggestions. At the individual level, the Ministry advised people to strictly follow protocols like wearing face masks, washing hands, maintaining social distance, and other respiratory hygiene. It also suggested involvement in regular household chores, if health permitted. "Professional work should be resumed in a graded manner," the Ministry advisory added. Stressing the need to self-monitor one's health at home, the Ministry advised recuperating persons to check body temperatures and blood pressure on a regular basis. It also asked them to take oxygen readings on pulse oximeters on the advice of doctors. "Look for early warning signs like high-grade fever, breathlessness, unexplained chest pain, onset of confusion, and focal weakness," it said. At the community level, the Ministry advised for spread of awareness by recuperating persons about coronavirus by sharing experiences with friends and relatives and through the social media. "The sharing of these experiences on the social media will help create public awareness, dispel myths, and stigma," the advisory read. Besides, the Ministry advised for mental health support, if needed. MORE ON PG 5 RS 30,000 CR SPECIAL LIQUIDITY SCHEME UNDER ATMANIRBHAR BHARAT PACKAGE NATION Lack of English fluency limits online fraudsters to Hindi belt CYBER CRIMINALS MOSTLY POSE AS ARMY PERSONNEL AND E-COMMERCE REPRESENTATIVES TO DUPE PEOPLE NEW DELHI: Online fraudsters might have mastered the art of duping people with various new stratagems but their inability to communicate fluently in English has limited their reach to the Hindi-speaking belt. An analysis of complaints received on the National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal reveals that the majority of the victims are from Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. On the contrary, when it comes to getting SIM cards to be used in the crime, the fraudsters are getting them from distant places like Assam and Telangana. It was established that the SIM cards are sourced from regions as far-off as Assam's Barpeta, and also Telangana. "This is done mostly with the help of long-distance transporters (mostly truck drivers) that are from the Mewat region as well as some distant relatives of these cyber criminals who have settled in those areas," DCP, Cyber Cell, Anyesh Roy said. A module recently busted by the Delhi Police with the arrest at least 10 people and apprehension of two juveniles has revealed that the fraudsters use two basic methods to dupe people in the Hindispeaking belt. In one, the accused pose as army or paramilitary personnel posting advertisements on popular e-commerce websites for sale of their goods, mostly cars or bikes. They even post photographs of vehicles, mostly taken from the internet, that have either Indian Army or the name of a paramilitary force written on them, with the intent to first win the trust of the victim. They, then, lure potential buyers to transfer an advance amount into a bank account or an e-Wallet account to seal the deal. Once this initial amount is paid, they coax the victim to pay more on the pretext of transport and handling charges, GST, etc. Once this is done, they cut all contacts with the victim. In the second mode, the accused, posing as army or paramilitary personnel, contact the seller of any second-hand goods on e-commerce sites. Once initial contact is established, they tell the seller that they would send the money via a QR code that needs to be scanned. The victim, believing the accused to be a genuine buyer, scans the malicious QR code sent to their mobile and the money, instead of getting credited, gets debited from their account. With the objective of dismantling the cyber fraud 'industry' flourishing in the tri-junction region of Haryana, Rajasthan and UP, the Delhi Police's Cyber Crime Unit/CyPAD, has started concerted action against its entire ecosystem comprising callers, the 'money mules' and the SIM sellers. Acting on approximately 300 complaints received on National Cybercrime Reporting Portal, action has been initiated against the entire fraud chain comprising of callers impersonating as prospective buyers of second hand goods listed on mobile apps, account holders in whose bank accounts the defrauded money is transferred and SIM sellers who have issued multiple SIM cards on fake and bogus IDs. Later, raids were conducted in the Mewat region and ten accused persons were arrested. The Delhi Police has also given people some tips to safeguard themselves from being defrauded. "Verify credentials of buyer or seller before making or receiving payment... a buyer or seller showing unreasonable hurry or urgency is a likely fraudster. Also don't click on any link or scan a PAGE 8 QR Code.. You may lose money. Try avoiding accepting or making advance payment. It may be a trap to defraud you. Fraudsters use fake identity proof of national institutions to gain confidence and faith. Beware of any such attempt," the DCP said.