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GLOBAL COVID-19 CASES TOP 54 MILLION NEW YORK: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the global scale has surpassed 54 million, the latest data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Coronavirus Resource Center showed on Sunday. The exact number of coronavirus cases stood at 54,027,785 as of 12:12 GMT on Sunday. More than 34.7 million people have recovered. CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 8,835,891 TOTAL DEATH: 129,737 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 54,490,937 TOTAL DEATH: 1,320,696 JD(U) National President Nitish Kumar and HAM(S) Chief Jitan Ram Manjhi after meeting Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan in Patna on Sunday. ANI CM Hemant Soren lays wreath at Birsa Munda Memorial to mark Statehood Day, in Ranchi on Sunday. Governor Droupadi Murmu is also seen. MI Photo CM honours 80 cops on Statehood Day SANJAY SAHAY RANCHI: Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Sunday honoured 80 police personnel for valour and commendable services during the Police Decoration Day held at Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) -I ground. He also inspected a parade on the occasion. Notably, the police decoration function was held amid strict preventive measures to prevent Covid. Notably, there was no mega function at Morhabadi ground in state capital on foundation day due to the Covid threat. The CM also honored the relatives of six martyred police jawans and urged them to meet him and convey their problems, adding steps would be taken immediately for redressal. He said policemen have sacrificed their lives for the state and the government would accord full honour to their kin. The CM honoured three police personnel, including inspector general (operation) Saket Singh with Governor police medal for their distinguished service, 47 received Chief Minister Police Medal for their valour and 30 officials and jawans got Jharkhand police medal for their commendable service. Speaking in the function CM urged the police to work with clear intention and right-thinking for achieving success. The CM said that Jharkhand was formed after Normalcy may return by winter 2021, says Covid vaccine creator LONDON: Normalcy from the Covid era can only be expected by next year's winter as any Covid vaccine will take to show its effect and will not immediately reduce the number of infections, as per the co-developer of Pfizer's vaccine, media reports said. A new Covid vaccine's impact will work significantly over the summer and life should be back to normal by next winter, Prof Ugur Sahin, co-founder of BioNTech, whose vaccine candidate has proved to prevent over 90 per cent people from getting Covid-19, as per preliminary reports. The Pfizer-BioNTech is one of the 11 vaccines in their final tests. This winter would still be hard, he said in an interview on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show. Sahin said he was confident the vaccine would reduce transmission between people as well as stop symptoms developing in someone who has had the vac- Prof Ugur Sahin, co-founder of BioNTech cine, though not as high as the test results but still "maybe 50 per cent". He said as everything continued to go well, he said, the vaccine would begin to be delivered at the "end of this year, beginning of next year". The goal was to deliver more than 300 million doses worldwide by next April, he said on the BBC show, which "could allow us to only start to make an impact" and the bigger impact would happen later only. "Summer will help us because the infection rate will go down in the summer and what is absolutely essential is that we get a high vaccination rate until or before autumn/winter next year," he stressed. Asked if the vaccine was as effective in older people as it is in younger people, he said he expected to have a better idea in the next three weeks. He said it was not yet known how long immunity would last after the vaccine's second shot is administered. Sahin also said the "key side effects" of the vaccine seen so far were a mild to moderate pain in the injection site for a few days, while some participants had a mild to moderate fever over a similar period. a long struggle, adding thousands of people were involved in the movement. He said many revolutionaries were martyred in the struggle and we all remember them on the foundation day. He said that Jharkhand has produced several brave sons while stating that Bhagwan Birsa Munda, Sidho Kanho, Nilamber Pitamber, and Shielkh Bhikhari along with thousands of people struggled against the British power. He said that everyone faces challenges in their life but they should face it with patience and honesty. He said that 2020 has been full of challenges but we have tried to change it into an opportunity. He said the world is facing a Covid pandemic and Jharkhand is not different. He said, "We have to take up the challenge and are moving forward. The state has achieved success in con- trolling the disease and we are confident of achieving." He said that police have played an important role in maintaining law and order and peace in the state. He said that contribution of the police force was crucial in the fight against Covid. The police set up a community kitchen to serve the poor and needy persons. Many policemen got infected during duty and a few of them also lost life. However, police personnel joined duty soon after recovering from the disease. The CM also inaugurated an IPS guest house having 24 rooms with the best of the facilities. The principal secretary to the CM Rajiv Arun Ekka, Jharkhand DGP MV Rao, JAP director-general Neeraj Sinha, vice-chancellor of Jharkhand Raksha Shakti University PRK Naidu and other officials were present at the function. Guv invites Nitish to form new govt, oath taking today PATNA: Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan on Sunday invited Nitish Kumar to form the new government in Bihar after the latter went to the Raj Bhavan here to present a list of 125 NDA MLAs and stake his claim. Nitish Kumar is expected to take oath around 4.30 pm on Monday. The NDA leader said that he had presented the list of 125 newly elected MLAs of NDA partners BJP, Janata Dal-United, Hindustani Awam Morcha, Vikashsheel Insaan Party and claimed to form the new government. "Our letter has been accepted by the Governor who invited us to form the new government in Bihar," Nitish said. He however did not clarify on the Deputy CM's post. Meanwhile, Union Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi also reached the Governor's House to meet Chauhan. Nitish Kumar was on Sunday chosen as the leader of the National Democratic Alliance, which has won 125 seats in the 243-member Bihar Assembly. BJP'S TARKISHORE TIPPED TO BE DEPUTY CM NOW PATNA: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has emerged as the largest party in the NDA in Bihar, is yet to decide its nominee for the Deputy Chief Minister's post, long held by its veteran leader Sushil Kumar Modi. However, as per sources, Tarkishore Prasad, who was elected as the BJP's legislature party leader on Sunday, is likely to get the post. As the NDA secured the majority in the recently held election, winning 125 seats in the 243-member Bihar Assembly, the BJP was the clear leader in the combine with 74 seats, against the Janata Dal-United's 43 and eight in the kitty of smaller allies. New RIMS Director vows to focus on patient care and research RAJ KUMAR RANCHI: State-run super specialty hospital, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), today got a full time director as Padmashri Dr Kameshwar Prasad, who worked for 40 years at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), today taken over the charge of RIMS director from acting director Dr Manju Gari. He chose today's date to join the institute despite being Sunday as according to him it has got special significance due for Jharkhand, which was carved out from Bihar on this date and the date coin- DR KAMESHWAR PRASAD cides with the birth anniversary of tribal icon Birsa Munda. After he took charge, he expressed his commitment to make the institute better than AIIMS. For that he said he will focus on patient care, proper education and research. "RIMS was established in 2002 with a dream to make it at par with AIIMS and I will leave no stone unturned for it. I will make it better than AIIMS as I have worked there for 40 years and know the ins and outs of the institute," Dr Prasad, who is a neurologist with his root in Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, said. Dr Prasad told media persons that a patient used to be the biggest teacher of a doctor and help in getting proper education. By creating a conducive atmosphere for study and research, he said, he will make the institute a place of high repute. "Even if I do not continue, I will set the ball rolling," Dr Prasad said. Dr Prasad after his joining parried replies to all controversial questions and kept on repeating his commitment to better the institute. "Will review the situation of RIMS and take further action. Will also review the situation under which RJD supremo is in the director's bungalow," he said smartly parrying the reply to the questions of media persons. Soumitra Chattopadhyay: Bangla cinema’s Alt Superstar no more LEGENDARY ACTOR BREATHES HIS LAST WHILE UNDERGOING TREATMENT AT A KOLKATA HOSPITAL; HE WAS 85 H e was the alt superstar of Bangla cinema in its glory years, the affable Bhadralok icon who crafted a towering stature ironically banking on down-to-earth, believable characters that represented middle-class Bengal. The brand of stardom was in stark contrast to the other shining luminary of contemporary cinema in the state -- Uttam Kumar -whose position as Mahanayak in the Bengali psyche was primarily cemented in idol worship and mass hysteria. Soumitra Chattopadhyay -Chatterjee to anglicised India -answers to the term 'phenomenon' as absolutely as few actors do, for the sheer ease with which he defied the cliches of image. His stardom was sensational, and yet born out of realism. He was the mascot of the peerless Satyajit Ray's oeuvre, having worked with the maestro in 14 films, and yet he scored with the same assuredness in works of contemporary commercial powerhouses as Ajoy Kar and Tarun Mazumdar. He is the Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2012) and Padma Bhushan (2004) recipient who was also honoured with the Legion d'Honneur (2018) in France for his contribution to world cinema. Importantly, Soumitra Chattopadhyay's greatness as a screen icon will survive the test of time in Bengali pop lore because he had something for everyone. For, he was not just Satyajit Ray's Apu. Beyond such a nuanced portrayal, he could also simply become Ray's Feluda and reach out to every audience, eight to 80. It took a Ray to bring to life Soumitra's greatness, and yet the account of their first meeting is a well-known story in Bengal. Ray was looking for his adult Apu in "Apur Sansar", final part of the Apu trilogy that started with "Pather Panchali". A friend introduced Soumitra to the master filmmaker who promptly declared the budding actor looked too old to be Apu, a college student according to his script. Soumitra would eventually bag the role opposite Sharmila Tagore, of course, and the rest is history. Soumitra's cinematic fate is overwhelmingly dictated by the great cinema of Satyajit Ray, so much so the maestro's filmography through his most important phase outlines the actor's career graph. Soumitra made his debut with "Apur Sansar" (1959) and, over the next three decades, would work in Ray projects as "Devi" (1960), "Teen Kanya" (1961), "Abhijan" (1962), "Charulata" (1964), "Kapurush O Mahapurush" (1965), "Aranyer Din Ratri" (1969), "Ashani Sanket" (1973), "Sonar Kella" (1974), "Joy Baba Felunath" (1978), "Hirak Rajar Deshe" (1980), "Ghare Baire" (1984), "Ganashatru" (1989) and "Shakha Proshakha" (1990). It was a filmography that Ray, one of the world's greatest filmmakers ever, shared with his chosen on-screen emissary. But if Ray worked with Soumitra 14 times, almost every major filmmaker the actor collaborated with also tended to repeat him. If anything, beyond underlining his credential as an artiste that fact stands a testimony to his professionalism and disposition as a human being. Consider a few other diversely prolific filmmakers beyond Ray who worked with Soumitra, and you get the picture. Mrinal Sen, another global icon of Bangla cinema of the era, directed Soumitra for the first time in "Punascha" (1961), and then again returned to collabo- rate with the actor in "Pratinidhi" (1964), "Akash Kusum" (1965), and "Mahaprithibi" (1991). The iconic Tapan Sinha directed him in projects as "Kshudhita Pashan" (1960), "Jhinder Bandi" (1961), "Atanka" (1984) and "Antardhan" (1992). Mainstream titans of his era loved working with the affable Soumitra, too. Asit Sen directed him in "Swayambara" (1961) and Swaralipi (1961), while Ajoy Kar made "Otol Joler Ahoban" (1962), "Saat Pake Baandha" (1963), "Barnali" (1963), "Kaanch Kata Heere" (1965) and "Parineeta" (1969). Tarun Mazumdar directed the actor over the years in "Ektuku Baasha" (1965), "Sansar Simante" (1975), "Ganadevata" (1978), "Agomon" (1988) and "Path O Prasad" (1991).