YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 31 C MIN 23 C SHIV SENA IN MAHARASHTRA MUST AVOID ITS VOLATILE PAST OPINION Rainfall may occur. Rs. 3 KOLKATA WEDNESDAY, 16 SEPT, 2020 PG-12, YEAR—7, ISSUE—125 (RNI NO: WBENG / 2014 / 56803) 3 LYNCHED AFTER WIFE KILLS HUSBAND WITH LOVER RANCHI: Three persons, including one woman, were lynched after the woman allegedly killed her husband along with her lover in Jharkhand's Gumla district on Tuesday, the police said. According to the police, Marianus Kujur, a resident of Dengardih village in Gumla district, was killed by her wife Neelam Kujur and her lover Sudeep Dundung, a resident of another village, on Monday night. Sudeep, a resident of Nongha, had reached Dengardih village to meet Neelam along with his friend Paki Kullu on Monday night. "On Monday night, I heard some noise. When I reached my brother's house, I found him dead. Sudeep, his friend Paki Kullu and Neelam were present on the spot. They killed my brother with the help of my sister-in-law," Abram Kujur, the brother of Marianus, told reporters. The villagers reached the spot as soon as Abram raised an alarm. They first tied both the youth and started beating them up. They were brutally thrashed along with Neelam. All three died on the spot on Tuesday morning. Senior police officers reached the spot on Tuesday and sent all the four bodies for post-mortem. An operation has been launched to arrest the people involved in the lynchings. CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 4,978,781 TOTAL DEATH: 81,102 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 29,528,057 TOTAL DEATH: 934,230 WELL-BALANCED KKR NEED CONSISTENCY TO WIN 3RD IPL TITLE SPORTS Morning India New discharge policy in place, Covid test in Pvt labs to cost Rs 1500 now 1018 FRESH COVID CASES, 1266 RECOVER IN STATE ANURAG THAKUR RANCHI: Corona will be tested at a maximum of Rs 1500 in the state private labs now. In this regard, an order has been issued by the health department. It states that the maximum fee for testing coronavirus infection in private sector laboratories was Rs 2400. But due to the fall in the prices of RT-PCR test kit and VTM kit etc. it is now being revised to Rs 1500. Action will be taken under the provisions of Jharkhand State Epidemic Diseases (Covid-19) Regulations 2020 if the private laboratory charges more than Rs 1500. Notably, several private labs in the state have been authorized for corona examination. These include Dr. S. Sharan Testing Center Harmu Road, Dr. Lal Lab, Medica etc. However, 1266 patients recovered from the virus in which a maximum of 239 patients recovered from Ranchi. Meanwhile, according to the guidelines of the Union Ministry of Health, a new discharge policy has also been introduced for corona patients in Jharkhand. NHM's campaign director Ravi Shankar Shukla has instructed all the civil surgeons, surveillance officers, principals nd superintendents of medical colleges in the state to follow the new discharge policy. According to the new discharge policy, asymptomatic patients living in COVID care centre will be discharged in 10 days, but they will have to stay in the home quarantine for 7 days. If any such patient is discharged, there will be no need to test the Covid before this. If patients develop fever or any other symptoms after discharge, then such patients will contact Covid Care Center or call the state helpline 1075. Health information will also be taken on the telephone for 14 days of such patients. According to the new policy of the Health Department, patients with slightly severe symptoms will be placed on oxygen beds at the dedicated Covid Health Center. They have to undergo body temperature and oxygen saturation checks. If the fever subsides within 3 days and the patient's saturation level remains above 95% for the next 4 days. KOLKATA: A 13-yearold girl committed suicide by jumping from the tenth floor of the police quarters. The incident happened Monday night in the police quarters next to the Amherst Street police station. The incident took place at night. It is learned that many people came to the residence on Monday night after hearing a loud noise. The bloody body of a 13-year-old girl was recovered from the bottom of the residence. She was rushed to Calcutta Medical College Hospital where doctors declared her dead. The cause of death has been investigated. The police started investigating why the teenager on the fifth floor got up on the 10th floor, jumped and died. A suicide note was recovered from the teenager's room. In essence, the teenager went into despair as her examination did not yield the expected results. Lok Sabha passes bill to reduce salaries of MPs by 30 pc NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill that reduces the salary payable to Members of Parliament by 30 per cent for one year commencing April 1, 2020. The Salary, Allowances, and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020, will replace an ordinance brought earlier by the government as part of measures to mobilise resources for fighting COVID-19. The bill was introduced in the lower house on Monday. The Union Cabinet had also approved the temporary suspension of the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) Fund during 202021 and 2021-22 in the wake of COVID-19. Participating in the debate, leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that MPLADS fund should be restored as soon as possible. CHINA IN ILLEGAL OCCUPATION OF 38K SQ KM OF INDIAN LAND: RAJNATH New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) China is in illegal occupation of 38,000 square km of Indian land and it considers another 90,000 square km as its own, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in Parliament on Tuesday, adding that the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is not clearly delineated. The Defence Minister said that China has tried to disrupt the ground situation in May and June and it led to India's response. "We have told China that such incidents won't be acceptable to us," Rajnath said. China continues to be in illegal occupation of approximately 38,000 sq km in the Union Territory of Ladakh. Small satellites to populate skies: Saraswat CHENNAI: Niti Aayog member VK Saraswat said on Tuesday that the launch of small satellites will be a dominant factor in the global space sector, as around 7,000 satellites are expected to be up in the skies by 2027. He said that market researchers predict remarkable growth in the launch of smallsat. Over the last five years, 190 such satellites have been launched globally. In order to bag a share in the small satellites (smallsat) launch market, ISRO is developing a small rocket with a capacity to carry satellites weighing 500-700 kg to low earth orbit (LEO). According to him, low-cost launch of smallsats to LEO will be the focus of global satellite communications. Saraswat was speaking at the International Space Conference and Exhibition 'Ushering the New Era in Indian Space Sector' organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Antrix Corporation Limited, and supported by NewSpace India Limited 'WANTED TO BE IPS', 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL JUMPED FROM 10TH FLOOR AFTER WRITING SUICIDE NOTE POSTAGE STAMP RELEASED ON A-SAT MISSILE SYSTEM NEW DELHI: The Department of Posts released a stamp on India's first Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) Missile System on the occasion of Engineers' Day on Tuesday in Delhi. Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO) A-SAT missile successfully engaged an Indian orbiting target satellite in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in a 'Hit to Kill' mode from Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha on March 27, 2019. (NSIL). The Indian government should also consider setting up a national fund to promote entrepreneurship in the space sector, as was done by the US space agency NASA and the European Space Agency, he said. The NITI Aayog member said that over the next five years the number of smallsats to be launched annually is expected to touch 700. In all, about 7,000 smallsats are expected to be launched between 2018 and 2027 at a total cost of $38 billion, Saraswat said. He said the smallsat revolution was possible due to the new technological platforms, reduced lifecycle, up-to-date technology, and other factors. The concept of constellation formation in the launch of smallsats and shorter development time may convince investors to back such ventures. However, there are challenges in the form of telemetry, tracking, micro-propulsion and the objections from the defence sector as large numbers of smallsats may hinder the operation of military satellites. On the trends in the space sector, Saraswat said miniaturisation of satellites, lowcost technologies, reusable systems (rockets), artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, and others. RAILWAYS TO RUN 20 PAIRS OF CLONE TRAINS FROM SEPT 21 NEW DELHI: The Railways Tuesday said it will run 20 pairs of clone trains from September 21. While the tickets for 19 pairs of these trains will be charged at the Humsafar Express rates, it will be at par with the Janshatabdi Express rates for the clone train between Lucknow and Delhi. The advance reservation period for these trains will be 10 days. They will run on the routes where there is a long queue of waitlisted tickets or where there is a high demand. These will run in addition to the 310 special trains already in service and their stoppages will be limited to operational halt or the Divisional Headquarters enroute (if any). The suggestions of state governments may also be kept while restricting the halts, the national transporter said. Meanwhile, On 'Engineers Day', the DMRC took a major step towards development of an indigenouslybuilt Communication Based Train Control signalling technology for the Metro with the launch of the i-ATS, which is an important subsystem. COVID-19 death toll in Bengal touched 4,062 with 59 casualties KOLKATA : With another 59 people losing their lives due to Corona virus in West Bengal during the past 24 hours, the total number of casualties due to the pandemic touched 4,062 this evening, posing a grim picture of the overall situation. At the same time another record number of 3,227 people tested Covid-19 positive in the state causing concern for all for its unabated rapid growth. Informing this the latest Medical Bulletin issued by the state Health department here tonight said in the wake of an unabated surge in the number of infected people in one day, like a record number of 3,227 people today, the absolute number of those affected by Corona virus in Bengal crossed two lakhs to touch the figure of 2,09,146, up from 2,05,919 yesterday Among today's 59 new casualties,24 were the residents of Kolkata and 26 belonged to North 24 Parganas and Howrah, while the rest were from other districts of South and North Bengal,the Bulletin said. Of the record number of 3,227 fresh Covid cases in one day in the state, the maximum 1835 were from Kolkata alone, followed by those from other districts,the bulletin said. Meanwhile,the total number of Active and serious Corona cases in different hospitals after several days of downward trend, once again increased by as high as 249 today from only 69 yesterday to take their total number to 23,942 from 23,693 barely 24 hours ago. In this present grim situation the only positive indication was the rapid increase in the number of daily Covid-19 tests in the state. But after a few days surge,it has one again came down to the range of 45,000 per day today from around 47,000 yesterday, to reach the figure of 45,226 tonight from 47,537 yesterday. As a result the total number of daily tests has now touched the astounding figure of over 2.5 million to 25,62,821 tonight from 25,17,595 yesterday, the Bulletin said Similarly the rate of recovery of Covid-19 patients in West Bengal during the day also once again marginally increased to 86.61 per cent from 86.55 per cent yesterday, compared to the national average of around 84 per cent. Altogether 2,919 people were discharged from different hospitals and safely returned home today, the Bulletin said adding so far altogether 1,81,142 people, up from 1,78,223 people yesterday were able to return home after recovery. 'SWACHCHTA PAKHWARA' WILL START FROM 16TH TO 30TH SEP.2020, IN CLW CHITTARANJAN: As per the direction received from Railway Board, 'Swachchta Pakhwara' will be organized at various locations in CLW from 16th to 30th Sept.2020, maintaining all precaution of COVID-19. It is to mention that Each day of the 15-day-long Pakhwara will be associated with a particular theme pertaining of Cleanliness and Sanitization drive like, Swachh Workshop on 16th Sep-2020, Swachh Samwad on 17th & 19th Sep-2020, Swachh Office on 18th Sep-2020, Swachh Colony 20th to 23rd Sep2020, online drawing competition on the theme of 'Swachhta', Swachh Ahar on 26th & 27 Sep-2020, to develop Information, Education and Communication dissemination on better hygienic about Covid-19, Swachh Schools on 29th Sep-2020, Swachha Market on 30th Sep.2020, in which CLW staff and Officers with Volunteers of Bharat Scout & Guide will participate. Members of Leftist Student & Youth organizations hold umbrellas with slogans during a rally to protest against NEP 2020 and other issues in Kolkata on Tuesday. Prabir Bhattacharya CM plays job card ahead of Dumka bypoll SURESH PRASAD NIKHAR BOKARO: Chief Minister Hemant Soren today said that his government is preparing more plans for providing employment opportunities to people. He also said that 15 lakh more people would be provided ration cards. Soren was addressing people today in Dumka as part of his campaigns for the upcoming byelection there. A programme, 'Sarkar Apke Dwar' had been organized at Sapchala Panchayat under Masaliya block in Dumka. He distributed assets among villagers on this occasion. Soren said that the benefits of his government's welfare schemes are reaching to people. Many more schemes are being drafted by the state government, and they will get the benefits of those schemes. Soren is scheduled to stay there for two more days, attending different government programmes. "This is a beginning so that all of you continue to get the benefits of government schemes, he said and added that poor families had to face many troubles during the Corona epidemic. He further said that there was a lack of income due to Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren helps an elderly man to wear a mask in Dumka on Tuesday. living at home. To get rid of these troubles, the state government has come out among the common people amid Corona infection. He said that the problems are many but the state government is working in many directions to deal with the problems. The government is preparing an action plan in rural and urban areas so that every person can get employment. Plantation work started under MNREGA scheme, construction of the playground has been started, work of check dam is going on. Apart from this, an action plan is being prepared for people of every category, said the CM. He said that many farmers got the benefit of Mukhyamantri Pashudhan Yojana. Livestock is the bank balance of people in rural areas. With their cooperation, their happiness furthers their life in times of sorrow. "Urban Shramik Yojana for urban areas was started by the government, in which the work of registration of people is being done. Under this scheme, you will get employment opportunities near your own home in your own state," he added. Soren said it is our responsibility to provide benefits of the schemes to all by fulfilling the schemes of the government. "There are many people who are having problems related to ration cards, problems related to pension. After observing this, an action plan is being prepared by the government," he pointed out. Soren said the state government has decided to provide ration cards to 15 lakh people. With this, it has been decided that all the elderly above 60 years of age in this state will be covered by pension. Those who have filled the form, their cards will be made as well as those who have not yet filled the form, they should fill the forms as soon as possible. On this occasion, the assets of various departments were distributed by the Honorable Chief Minister. Mukhyamantri Sukanya Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Animal Seeds under Birsa Green Village Scheme, Pension under Pension Scheme, Soil Health Card under District Agriculture Office, Benefits under KCC Scheme, Irrigation well under School Kit MNREGA by the Department of Education, Ration The card was distributed among the beneficiaries. MLA Stephen Marandi and senior officials of the district administration, honored guests, local villagers were present.