YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 29 C MIN 22 C IPL 2020: A PANORAMA FOR CRICKET LOVERS OPINION Rainfall may occur. Rs. 5 RANCHI MONDAY, 12 OCTOBER, 2020 PG-12, YEAR—10, ISSUE—161 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) GST COUNCIL TO DISCUSS COMPENSATION ISSUE TODAY BUSINESS Morning India SVAMITVA scheme will make rural people Atmanirbhar: Modi NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the physical distribution of property cards under the 'SVAMITVA' (ownership) scheme via video conferencing, and asserted that it is a "historic move" that will transform rural India. This will pave the way for villagers to use property as a financial asset for taking loans and other financial benefits, and end disputes among villagers over land ownership, he said. On the occasion, Modi also interacted with several beneficiaries of the Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas (SVAMITVA) scheme and said it is big step for the country towards becoming 'aatmanirb- har' (self-reliant). "Experts across the world have stressed that property ownership rights play a big role in a country's development," he said to highlight the significance of the measure and noted that only one-third population globally has legal record of the properties they own. The youth living in villages now can avail of bank loans against their properties to start out on their own, he said, asserting it is necessary for a developing country like India to have clear land ownership rights. Property rights will give the youth self-confidence that can lead to their self-reliance, he said. The beneficiaries are from 763 villages across six states, including 346 from Uttar Pradesh, 221 from Haryana, 100 from Maharashtra, 44 from Madhya Pradesh, 50 from Uttarakhand and two from Karnataka. Modi said his government will try to give every household similar property cards over the next three-four years. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has said the launch will enable around one lakh property holders to download their property cards through an SMS link sent on their mobile phones, and this would be followed by the physical distribution of property cards by respective state governments The prime minister spoke against the backdrop of the pictures of socialist icon INSIDE ‘WHEN DEMOCRATIC ETHOS CAME UNDER ATTACK, LOK NAYAK JP LED MASS MOVEMENT’ PAGE 7 PM Narendra Modi addresses after the launch of the physical distribution of Property Cards under the 'Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas' scheme in New Delhi on Sunday. ANI Jayaprakash Narayan and RSS stalwart Nanaji Deshmukh, both of whom have their birth anniversary on Sunday, and recalled their ideals of village empowerment. Noting that Deshmukh had observed that when villagers remain trapped in disputes, neither will they be able to develop themselves nor the society, Modi said he believed the ownership will become a great medium to end many disputes in villages He said an unprecedented level of development has taken place in villages over the last six years, which never happened in the preceding six decades. People have got benefits like having bank account, electricity connection, access to toilets, getting gas connection, having a pucca house and a piped drinking water connection. He added that a major campaign to connect every village in the country with the optical fiber connection is also going on at a fast pace. The 'SVAMITVA' scheme will make village management easier for gram panchayats in a systematic way like municipalities and municipal corporations, he said. CORONA JMM leader, M E T E R wife found INDIA TOTAL CASES: 7,062,774 TOTAL DEATH: 108,403 WORLD murdered in Dhanbad Don’t forget ‘darkness’ of ‘Lalu Raj’: Nadda tells voters in Gaya TOTAL CASES: 37,544,790 TOTAL DEATH: 1,078,674 AT A GLANCE ANGRY MOTHER KILLS 4-MONTH OLD DAUGHTER RANCHI: A woman, Tanu Devi (27), strangulated her 4-month old daughter in a fit of rage on Saturday night. The incident took place at Hehal Lohra Kocha under the Ratu police station area in the city outskirts when the woman's husband was not at home. A locality resident informed this saying the incident rocked the locality and people discussed the incident throughout the day analyzing the reason behind the same. S.P(rural) Naushad Alam Ansari confirmed the incident saying the woman has been arrested and the reason behind the act is being probed. A sub-inspector of Ratu police station, Pintu Kumar, said the incident was the outcome of some dispute between the husband and wife. “The woman was frustrated after some dispute with her husband and thus in a fit of rage she strangled her baby with the help of a rope and killed her,” he said. Kumar said: “The baby girl was the third issue of the woman after two sons.” MI NEWS SERVICE DHANBAD: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Dhanbad district vice president Shankar Rawani (50), and his wife Balika Devi (45) were brutally murdered at their house on Saturday night. Their bodies were found lying in a pool of blood at their home in Gaurkhunti locality under the Bhowra police outpost of Dhanbad this morning. Both the bodies bore several injury marks, including stabbing injuries as well as bullet injuries on the neck and back portion. Police also recovered a dagger and three 9 mm bullet shells from the incident site suggesting that the duo has been both stabbed and shot from a pistol. The duo used to live in their home alone as their lone surviving son, Karan Rawani (22) who lives in Chakradharpur to carry out the study was away and reached Dhanbad at around 5.30 pm today along with JMM Central General Secretary Binod Pandey. Senior police officers of Dhanbad led by City SP, R Ramkumar who reached at the site supervised the investigation and the Forensic team of Dhanbad police collected blood samples, dagger, bullet shells, and other clothes of the deceased from the site. When asked by the media, Ramkumar, who himself took the photographs of the incident site as part of the investigation said, "We have launched an investigation into the case but can't say anything at the moment as it will be premature". The incident came to notice at around 9 am when neighbours of Rawani after not receiving any response despite repeated knocking at his closed-door at Gaurkhuti informed the police which broke open the door to found the duo lying in a pool of blood. Talking to the media at the incident site, JMM leader Binod Pandey said that he was a noted leader of JMM and the party has suffered a great loss due to his death" "I had a talk with Dhanabd SSP, Aseem Vikrant Minz and he assured that they are working on several angles behind the murder and we are hopeful that those behind the gruesome murder will be put behind the bars," said Pandey and added he also had a talk with the deceased last night at around 8 pm during which they discussed party issues. The district president of JMM, Ramesh Tuddu said that the barbaric killing of Rawani is very tragic and the district unit of the party suffered a loss due to his death. The priest of the Roman Catholic Church performing the holy mass prayer as the devotees maintaining social distance praying in the church on the First Sunday Mass after a lockdown, in Ranchi on Sunday. ANI CBI registers FIR, takes up investigation in Hathras incident NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against an accused and took up the investigation of the Hathras incident on Sunday. The CBI registered the case on the request of the Uttar Pradesh government and "further notification from the Government of India." As per the agency, "the complainant has alleged that on September 14, 2020 the accused tried to strangulate his sister in the millet field." The case has been registered at ACB Ghaziabad on Sunday under relevant sections of the IPC and the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989). The suspected offences as per the FIR are rape, attempt to murder, and gang rape. Deputy Superintendent of Police (ACB, Ghaziabad) Seema Pahuja, has been named the Investigating Officer (IO) of the case. The agency has constituted a team and further investigation is Youth stage protest against Hathras incident, in Ranchi on Sunday. Hemant Sutradhar underway. A 19-year-old Dalit woman had succumbed to her injuries at Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital on September 29 after being assaulted and allegedly gangraped in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras on September 14. Her mortal remains were taken to her native place, where the UP Police and administration allegedly cremated her body without the family's consent or presence. The Uttar Pradesh government had recommended a CBI probe in the Hathras incident. The state government has also formed an SIT to probe the matter. GAYA: In a veiled jibe at former chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and his Mahagathbandhan with the Congress, BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda on Sunday said one who entered politics holding the hands of Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan -- who led a movement against the Congress -- and went on to become chief minister, was today siding with the very party. "The leader who became a politician and CM with the blessings of Jayaprakash Narayan -- the man who formed Janata Party by sidelining the Congress -- was now hugging the very party," Nadda said without naming Yadav while addressing his first election rally in poll-bound Bihar's Gaya on Sunday. He added those who are now around 50-60 years of age might've witnessed the JP movement. "For the first time in independent India, they might have heard a voice and political ideology different from that of the Congress -- the voice of Jayaprakash Narayan," Nadda said. He compared Yadav with another product of the JP movement, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. "Nitish ji, along with (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi ji, has changed the political culture of Bihar. Earlier, the Congress used to do politics on the basis of caste. Now Narendra Modi has started a culture of going to people on the basis of the report card of the government's work," he said, highlighting the works of the central government in Bihar. "In 2015, PM Modi announced Rs 1.25-lakh-crore-worth package for Bihar, of which Rs 394 crore has already been spent for the welfare of farmers, Rs 10,000 crore for education and Rs 1,550 crore for skill development." He added only four medical colleges were opened in Bihar in seven decades of independence. Majority to shop online, 80% to look for local items FESTIVE SEASON: 51 PC OF THOSE DOING FESTIVE SHOPPING THIS YEAR WILL USE ECOMMERCE SITES AND APPS AS THEIR PRIMARY CHANNEL NEW DELHI: Online shopping is likely to get a new boost in the coming festival season, as around 51 per cent consumers are likely to shop online during the period, according to a recent survey. In the 2019 survey of 'LocalCircles', only 27 per cent of those planning festive spending had indicated using ecommerce sites as their primary channel for shopping. "This shows that 51 per cent of those doing festive shopping this year will use ecommerce sites and apps as their primary channel, a sizable change from previous years," said the 2020 survey for festival season by LocalCircles. Further, on the question of willingness to buy from MSMEs, small businesses, emerging brands, weavers and artisans, around 80 per cent said a definite 'yes' while only 10 per cent said 'no'. Around 10 per cent were unsure. The survey received over three lakh responses from over 330 districts of India. In the survey, 61 per cent consumers have indicated that they will engage in festive spending this year, a reduction from 2019 when 78 per cent consumers had indicated that they will shop during the festival season. "When consumers in the 2020 survey were asked about the primary channel they would use for their festive shopping, in response, 26 per cent said e-commerce sites and apps, 11 per cent said they will call local retail stores and get home delivery, 25 per cent said local stores and ecommerce sites, while 24 per cent said they will visit malls, local retailers, and markets. Only 14 per cent were unsure about it," said a statement by LocalCircles. Households expect inflation to remain elevated over the next one year, as per a survey by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The 'Inflation Expectations Survey of Households', however, noted that the respondents' perception of current inflation and expectation for inflation over the next three months were, however, a shade lower than that in the previous round of the survey. "Households' median inflation expectations remained elevated for both three months and one year ahead periods," it said. More households expect general inflation to increase over the three months and one year ahead periods, but the share of respondents expecting higher food inflation over the next quarter declined in comparison with that in July 2020, the survey showed. Around 81.6 per cent respondents felt that prices will increase over the next three months and 84.8 per cent households said INSIDE DIGITAL PAYMENTS SOAR MANIFOLD IN 5 YEARS TO FY20: RBI BUSINESS that prices would continue to increase over the next one year. Meanwhile, with businesses yet to revive amid the pandemic, the outlook for profit margins by Indian manufacturing companies continues to remain negative for the October-December quarter, according to a survey by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The 'Industrial Outlook Survey of the Manufacturing Sector for Q2:2020-21' noted that respon- dents maintained negative sentiments on selling prices and profit margins in the July-September quarter, though pessimism moderated. However, manufacturers expect further improvements in production, capacity utilisation and order books in Q3 of FY 2020-21. Going forward, respondents polled some recovery in the external demand situation and job landscape, the survey showed. "The business expectations index (BEI) reverted to the expansion zone and stood at 111.4 in Q3:2020-21 from 99.5 in the previous quarter," it said. Further, the overall financial situation and availability of finance portrayed optimism. It noted that the overall business sentiment in the Indian manufacturing sector.