YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 31 C MIN 27 C RESPONSIBLE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE OPINION Rainfall may occur. Rs. 3 KOLKATA MONDAY, 5 OCTOBER, 2020 PG-12, YEAR—7, ISSUE—143 (RNI NO: WBENG / 2014 / 56803) AT A GLANCE IPL 13: MUMBAI INDIANS DELIVER ALL-ROUND PERFORMANCE TO BEAT SRH BY 34 RUNS SHARJAH: Mumbai Indians delivered an all-round performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to secure a 34-run victory over their opponents in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Sunday. Mumbai Indians batters put a massive total of 208 runs on the board before bowlers sealed the win for the team. Mumbai Indians' Jasprit Bumrah, James Pattinson, and Trent Boult all took two wickets each in the match. Chasing a massive target of 209 runs, SRH got off to a decent start with openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow smashing regular boundaries. Both formed a 34-run partnership before Boult got hold of Bairstow (25) in the fifth over. UNION MINISTER PASWAN UNDERGOES HEART SURGERY NEW DELHI: Union minister and Lok Janshakti Party patron Ram Vilas Paswan has undergone a heart surgery, his son Chirag Paswan said on Sunday. Ram Vilas Paswan (74), who has been in active politics for more than five decades and is one of the country's most noted Dalit leaders, has been hospitalised for the last few weeks. He was operated upon at a private hospital in the national capital. He has long suffered from a heart condition, and family sources expressed confidence that he will soon return to good health. In a tweet, Chirag Paswan said his father underwent a heart surgery due to sudden developments on Saturday evening. CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 6,559,777 TOTAL DEATH: 101,910 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 35,201,773 TOTAL DEATH: 1,039,012 PANCHAYATS IN J-K TO BE NEW MODEL OF EQUITABLE DEVP, GROWTH: SINHA NATION Morning India India, US, Aus, Japan to discuss ways to tackle China in Indo-Pacific TOKYO: Amid the surge in China's illegal activities in the Indo-Pacific region, the upcoming quad meeting of the foreign ministers of India, Japan, Australia and the United States will focus on the next steps to be taken to thwart Beijing's moves. The meeting takes place at a time when China is showing its willingness to use its military and economic heft to dominate the Indo-Pacific region and Eurasian areas. In recent months, the stance on China has hardened, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which originated in Wuhan. On July 23, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo delivered a remarkable speech where he proposed the formal termination of 40 years of US policy of engagement with Beijing, which had been premised on the hope that China would change from within, as it integrated with the global economy. "We, the freedom-loving nations of the world, must induce China to change, just as President (Richard) Nixon wanted. We must induce China to change in more creative and assertive ways because Beijing's actions threaten our people and our prosperity. We must start by changing how our people and our partners perceive the Chinese Communist Party," Pompeo observed. On September 16, US Congressman Tom Tiffany introduced a bill urging Washington to put an end to the "one China" policy, resume formal relations with Taiwan, and begin negotiations on US-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement. In a press Vaccines developed abroad will be checked for safety: Harsh ISLAMABAD HC TO HEAR PLEA FOR BANNING SHARIFS' SPEECH ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will on Monday hear a plea seeking a ban on airing speeches of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on television channels. The plea was filed by a citizen, Amir Aziz. PG 6 release, the Congressman criticised former US President Jimmy Carter for suddenly severing diplomatic ties with Taiwan in 1979, "without legislative approval". India-China relations hit a new low with the military stand-off in the Galwan Valley after some PLA soldiers attacked Indian Army personnel resulting in the death of 20 Indian soldiers. In recent weeks following Shinzo Abe's resignation from the post of Prime Ministership, Japan has hardened its stance on China. Children playing with Kash flowers at an open field at New Town in Kolkata on Sunday Minister Firhad Hakim inaugurated the Hilsa Festival on Sunday organised by Paresh Paul at North Kolkata. Minister Chandrima Bhatterjee and Dr. Nirmal Maji and TMC leader Dabasis Kumar,Smita Bakshi, Sanjay Bakshi, Babun Banerjee and Bangladesh Deputy High Commissioner Tawfiq Hasan were present on the occasion. NEW DELHI: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said that Covid-19 vaccines developed outside India will have to undergo bridging studies to prove their safety and immunogenicity in the Indian population. "We are open to assessing the feasibility of introducing several Covid-19 vaccines in the country... However, all vaccines that have proven to be safe, immunogenic and efficacious in clinical trials outside India need to undergo bridging studies to prove their safety and immunogenicity in the Indian population as well," he said. "Such studies are conducted with much smaller sample size and quickly. A similar approach will be adopted for Covid-19 vaccines which are developed outside the country," he said during his weekly webinar "Sunday Samvaad". Harsh Vardhan's comment comes as several candidate drugs enter the final phase of testing and trials. Three potential vaccines are being tested in India, including Covishield, which was developed jointly by the Jenner Institute of the University of Oxford and pharma giant AstraZeneca. Covishield is in Phase-2 and Phase-3 human trials and, if successful, will be mass produced by Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), one of the world's largest manufacturers of vaccines. Its trials in India are running at 17 locations across the country. A UK media report earlier this month said Covishield, which is also being tested there, could be cleared by health regulators in that country by end-2020 and be rolled out within six months. Besides, two other vaccine candidates are also being tested across the country. Indigenous vaccine developer Bharat Biotech, in collaboration with the the Indian Council of Medical Research and the National Institute of Virology, is conducting Phase1 and Phase-2 clinical trials of vaccine. Less than 10 lakh active cases for Hathras victim’s brother demands 13th consecutive day in country probe under retired SC judge NEW DELHI: For the 13th day in an "unbroken string", India has maintained its steady trend of clocking less than 10 lakh active cases of COVID-19, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. It also said that an average of 11.5 lakh tests for detection of coronavirus infection were done on a daily basis during the past ten days. From merely one in January 2020, India's total tests for detection of COVID19 have crossed 7.89 crore so far. There has been a commensurate dip in the COVID19 positivity rate, it said. "With progressively falling positivity rate, testing has A worker sanitizes a restaurant ahead of its reopening in Mumbai on Sunday. worked as a highly effective tool to limit the spread of COVID-19 infection," the ministry highlighted. ANI There are 9,37,625 active cases of COVID-19 as on date, which is 7,371 cases less than Saturday. India has posted high daily testing numbers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with 10,97,947, 11,32,675 and 11,42,131 tests being conducted respectively. "There has been an exponential rise in India's daily testing capacities. More than 15 lakhs tests can be conducted every day. "An average of 11.5 lakh tests were done on a daily basis during the past ten days," the ministry said. Very high levels of testing lead to early identification, prompt isolation and effective treatment of COVID-19 cases. These have eventually resulted in a sustained low fatality rate which has dropped to 1.55 per cent. HATHRAS: The brother of the 19-year-old from Hathras who died in an alleged gang rape on Sunday said that the family wants the investigation to be held under a retired Supreme Court judge and that also the suspension of the district magistrate of Hathras. Talking to media persons here, the victim's brother said: "We want an investigation to be held under a retired Supreme Court judge. We also want the Hathras District Magistrate to be suspended," he said. Earlier today, a medical team visited the residence of the victim of the Hathras incident, on the request of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) following the deteriora- Police personnel trying to stop Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan on his way to Hathras, on Sunday. ANI tion in the health of her father. The SIT probing the murder case, visited their residence to record the statements of the victim's family members. A day earlier Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recommended a probe by the Central Investigation Bureau (CBI) in the alleged gang-rape and murder. MORE ON PG 7 Accidents in the city Puja marketing gets a boost up in Kolkata during Unlock 5.0, on Sunday. Prabir Bhattacharya Paschim Banga Vigyam Mancha activists took part in protest rally against the brutal rape & murder of a 19 years old girl in UP, in Kolkata on Sunday KOLKATA: There was a road accident on Strand Road near Princep ghat on Sunday at about 2.40 am. Safiqul Alam, constable of Beliaghata TP guard was wounded on his right leg in the accident. His motor cycle somehow skidded off the road and he fell down. He was undergoing treatment in SSKM hospital. At 12.20 am there was a road accident on EM Bypass opposite of Salt Lake Stadium main gate. A private car somehow lost its control and collided with the median divider. As a result the car was side turned. The driver of car Micaela Gomes of 21 tears resident of South Purbachal Road, Garfa and the two occupants Priyanka Dutta of 24 years resident of Haltu Kasba and Ashrujita Mukherjee of 21 years resident of Behala Thakurpukur were injured. They were taken to a nearby private hospital and were released after necessary treatment. On the other hand, number of arrests for deliberate violation of Safety Restrictions on 04.10.2020: Total arrest– 56, vehicles prosecuted – 01, people booked for not using face mask – 115, people booked for spitting in public place/road- 06.