YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 28 C MIN 18 C PANDEMIC COST 11.7 PC LOSS IN LABOUR HRS IN WORLD ECONOMY OPINION Sky will be clear. Rs. 5 RANCHI SUNDAY, 1 NOVEMBER, 2020 PG-12, YEAR—10, ISSUE—178 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) IPL 13: NOT WORRIED ABOUT PURPLE CAP, IMPORTANT MI WINS: BUMRAH SPORTS Morning India Don’t play dirty politics over Pulwama attack: PM tells oppn NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday flayed certain opposition parties for "playing dirty politics" on last year's Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir and urged all political parties "not to play in the hands of anti-national forces" trying to break the country. He said that when the entire nation was mourning the death of the brave soldiers in the Pulwama attack, some people indulged in dirty politics for their political gains. The Prime Minister said that the "truth" behind the February 2019 Pulwama attack, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed in a car bomb blast, had been accepted in Pakistan Parliament. Modi's remarks come days after Pakistan Science and Technology Minister Fawad AT A GLANCE SEAN CONNERY, ORIGINAL JAMES BOND, DIES AT 90 EDINBURGH: Legendary actor Sir Sean Connery has passed away at the age of 90. The news of the Scottish star's demise was communicated by his family, according to a report in bbc.com. No official reason has been shared for the death yet. Connery, who is widely recalled as the original James Bond on Hollywood screen, had an active career as an actor spanning nearly five decades. He shot to global superstardom as Bond in 1962, with the first film of the 007 series, "Dr. No", and then went on to work in "From Russia with Love" (1963), "Goldfinger" (1964), "Thunderball" (1965), "You Only Live Twice" (1967), "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971) and "Never Say Never Again" (1983). American Film Institute has voted James Bond as portrayed by Connery as the thirdgreatest hero in cinema history. Chaudhry admitted to his country's role in the Pulwama attack during a debate in the National Assembly. Modi paid tribute to 'Iron Man Of India', Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, for his contribution to national unity and integrity and said: "Today, 130 crore countrymen are working towards building a strong and competent nation wherein there is equality of all and immense opportunities. "Only a self-reliant (Atmanirbhar) nation can be assured of progress as well as national security. Therefore, the country is moving towards becoming self-sufficient in the defence sector. Not only this, India's mindset and approach towards safeguarding its borders have also seen a considerable change," the Prime Minister said while speak- PM Narendra Modi during the celebrations of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas at Statue of Unity in Kevadia on Saturday. ANI TACKLING ‘LOVE JIHAD’ Mend ways or ‘Ram Naam Satya’ journey... : UP CM JAUNPUR: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said the government will bring a strict law to curb "love jihad" and forcible religious conversion, citing an Allahabad High Court order. "Allahabad High Court has issued a direction that religious conversion is not necessary for marriage. This should not be done. It should not be recognized. The government will also work to curb 'Love-Jihad'. We will make an effective law for this," Adityanath said. He also warned those "who conceal their identities and play with the respect of sisters and daughters" and said that if they don't mend their ways, their 'Ram naam satya' (Hindu funeral chant) journey will begin. "I warn those who conceal identity and play with our sisters' respect, if you don't mend your ways your 'Ram naam satya' journey will begin," he added. The CM was addressing a public gathering in Jaunpur here in the run-up to the bypolls on seven assembly constituencies in the state. The Chief Minister said that the state government is CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 8,146,829 TOTAL DEATH: 121,966 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 46,052,730 TOTAL DEATH: 1,195,929 also launching Mission Shakti in a bid to protect and empower women in the state. The portal Mission Shakti, which is soon to be launched, will have information about all government schemes for women and girls, details of programmes on women safety and empowerment. PLEA IN SC SEEKS CENTRE TO HOLD FB, TWITTER, WA RESPONSIBLE FOR SPREADING HATE SPEECH A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court to issue direction to the Centre to hold social media companies -- Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram etc -directly responsible for spreading hate speeches among society. PG 7 ing after paying tributes to Sardar Patel at the Statue of Unity at Kevadiya in Gujarat on his 145th birth anniversary. "Today, while watching the paramilitary forces' parade, there was another picture in my mind -of the Pulwama terror attack. The country can never forget that when the whole country was saddened by the martyrdom of its brave soldiers, some people were not part of that sorrow. Instead, they were looking to derive political mileage from the Pulwama attack." "The country cannot forget what kind of language was spoken and how many divisive statements were made by several Opposition parties. The country cannot forget the low-level politics which was at its peak -- filled with selfish means and arrogance when the nation was reeling under a Only a self-reliant (Atmanirbhar) nation can be assured of progress as well as national security. Therefore, the country is moving towards becoming self-sufficient in the defence sector. brutal blow," the Prime Minister added. Modi said that news from neighbouring Pakistan a few days ago and the manner in which truth behind the terror attack was accepted in Parliament there had exposed the real faces of several opposition leaders before the country. "To what extent such people can stoop to for their selfish political interests is evident from the politicisation of the Pulwama attack, which is a primary example of divisive politics," the Prime Minister remarked. Modi urged all political parties not to indulge in such politics for securing national security and the morale of our security forces. "In order to fulfil your selfish political interests, knowingly or unknowingly playing into the hands of anti-national forces, neither will you be able to serve national interests nor those of your political outfit," he cautioned. "We must always remember that the nation's interest is above all. When we keep everyone's interests in mind, only then will we prosper and develop as a nation," Modi added. MORE ON PAGE 7 Cong lodges sedition FIR against BJP state chief SANJAY SAHAY RANCHI: The verbal duel in the ongoing election campaign for Dumka by-polls took a new twist on Saturday when the Congress, a ruling alliance partner, lodged an FIR with Dumka town police station against BJP’s state president and Rajya Sabha member Deepak Prakash alleging that he was conspiring against a democratically elected government. The Congress' Dumka district president Shyamal Kishore Singh lodged the FIR saying that Prakash had in a press conference on Friday said that the JMM-led government will fall in two months and BJP will come back to power. Singh said that conspiring against a democratically elected government and threatening to murder democracy was against the provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Singh also attached the newspaper clippings in this regard. The police have registered the FIR under Sections 504, 506, 120B and 124A of the Indian Penal Code. Section 504 states that whoever intentionally insults, and thereby gives provocation to any person, intending or knowing it to be likely that such provocation will cause him to break the public peace, or to commit any other offence, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both), while Section 506 states that “Whoever commits the offence of criminal intimidation shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years or with fine, or with both.). Section 120B looks to hold two or more persons liable for conspiring to do an 'illegal act', liable for an offence which they have either 'planned and done' or 'planned to do'.), and 124A says that whoever brings or attempts to bring hatred or contempt, or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards, the Government established by law in India shall be punished. JMM general secretary Supriyo Bhattacharya said that the BJP leader’s statement was dangerous for democracy. He said, “We have registered a case and expect a proper investigation so that the real face of the BJP is brought before the people.” Meanwhile, Prakash has defended his statement saying the present government would fall due to internal conflicts, adding the MLAs would lose confidence on it once Mahagathbandhan loses the by-polls. He also blamed certain officers for being partial towards the ruling party saying he would send a letter and also personally meet the Election Commission of India on the issue. He also dared the government to act following the FIR. "I am ready to go to jail," he said. When told that the BJP is claiming a change of face in the government, Chief Minister Hemant Soren quipped who knows the face of BJP would witness a change in the next three months. Finance minister Rameshwar Oroan said that BJP should also write in its election manifesto that it would form the government irrespective of which party gets the largest number of seats. ‘People from Gujarat, C’garh will have to leave J’khand’ ANURAG THAKUR DUMKA: Chief Minister Hemant Soren has once again attacked the BJP. Addressing an election meeting in Golbanda Panchayat next to Dumka, Soren said that the time has come that ‘people from Gujarat and Chhattisgarh’ will have to return. Soren said that the BJP governments have cheated people about the Sarna code, but this time during the census, the state government will take a concrete initiative to implement the Sarna Dharma Code for the tribal society here. The CM further said that the state government is constantly taking steps for the development of the state. "But the central government has not been providing the support needed. The central government is working to benefit the biggies of the industry by insisting on privatization and in this case the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha will oppose it," he said. Dumka JMM candidate Basant Soren also addressed the gathering and said that his effort is to make Dumka better. . For this, he and the party are constantly working. Earlier, Congress MLA Dr Irfan Ansari said that the strong coalition government in Jharkhand is working for the development of the State He further added that everyone will work together for the development of Santhals. GOVT BUYS OVER 197 TONNES OF PADDY FROM FARMERS TILL OCT 30 Kamal Nath moves SC seeking quashing of EC order against him NEW DELHI: Government agencies have procured over 197 lakh tonnes of paddy so far across the country which is over 23 per cent higher than corresponding last year's figure. Paddy procurement for Kharif 2020-21 is in progress in the states and UTs of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala and Gujarat. The agencies engaged in procurement process in these states have purchased over 197.19 lakh tonnes of paddy till October 30, in the current Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) against the last year corresponding purchase of 159.76 lakh tonnes which shows an increase of 23.43 per cent over last year, said Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs. NEW DELHI: Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has moved the Supreme Court against the Election Commission (EC) order to cancel the senior Congress leader's star campaigner status for violating the model code of conduct while campaigning for the by-polls in 28 Legislative Assembly constituencies slated in November. In the plea, filed through advocate Varun K Chopra, Nath said the poll body had issued a notice to him on October 21 seeking an explanation on a complaint by the BJP on October 18, for allegedly violating the code of conduct at a rally on October 18. "Subsequently, the petitioner had filed his reply on October 22. Thereafter, the Respondent No.1 (EC) had also accorded a hearing to the petitioner before passing Order dated 26.10.2020 thereby advising the petitioner to not use such words during campaigning", said the plea. Nath's remark about BJP leader Imarti Devi, calling her an 'item', had sparked a controversy. Nath contended that the EC passed the order without any notice to him or hearing in the matter, which completely violates the principles of natural justice. The plea submitted that this order is illegal, arbitrary, unreasoned, passed in complete violation of the basic canons of natural justice and in negation of fair play and therefore, deserves to be quashed. India football forward enjoys working in farm field NEW DELHI: While sports activities are yet to get back to normal, India women's football team forward Anju Tamang, along with her family, is happily wielding the sickle in her agriculture field in the foothills of the Himalayas in Bengal. Anju has a busy schedule during the days as she combines football practice/training with helping her family out in their paddy fields in the small village of Rangalibazna, south of Darjeeling, in the foothills of the Himalayas in West Bengal. "I used to do this a lot when I was a kid. But that is not so much the case nowadays as I often have to travel to different places for tournaments or matches. But this year, I have got the opportunity [due to the Covid-19 pandemic] to come back home during this season, and I'm more than happy to help out in the field," Anju Tamang said. Agriculture is the family vocation, but Anju opted for a differ- ent path - football. Still, whenever she is at home during she lends a helping hand. In the good old life of the village household, the entire family business is divided amongst the different members of the family. "When it comes to reaping the harvest, it's the women who do it. So it's generally my mother and sister-in-law who wield the sickle during the harvesting season. I join them in this activity whenever I am home during this season," Anju told aiff.com The men of the family are more involved in the work that needs to go in, after the harvesting of the paddy crop is done. "Once all the crop is harvested, my father and brother get into action, starting the drying process before separating the grains from the plant. Just like football, this is a team effort as well," said Anju, laughingly. A day in the life of Anju starts early as she sets off for an early morning training session with a few local players. A quick breakfast follows the practice session, before she joins her mother and sister-in-law on the paddy fields. "A lot of players worry about losing fitness when they go back home. But that is not the case for me. We have to do a lot of farm work, and that keeps you fit in itself," said Anju. The three women come in for a brief lunch before hitting the fields with their sickles again. Once the clock chimes four in the afternoon, Anju quickly wraps up her sickle and heads off for another training session, before finally turning in for the day. "It's hard work and you are left drained at the end of every day, but it's so much fun. These days I don't always get the time to come back and help my family out, but it's so good to be able to do this," she said.