YK MYK ‘ROOTING HARD FOR YOU’: WILL DEPARTURE NOTES END WITH TRUMP? WORLD Rs. 5 RANCHI TUESDAY, 19 JAN, 2021 PG-12, YEAR—10, ISSUE—255 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) WEATHER TODAY MAX 24 C MIN 12 C Sky will be clear. AT A GLANCE NO CONFIRMED CASE OF BIRD FLU IN JHARKHAND RANCHI : Even as the avian influenza is spreading across various states, Jharkhand's Director of Animal Husbandry Department, Nancy Sahay on Monday said there are no confirmed cases of bird flu in the state yet. Sahay said, "We have sent 4,014 samples for testing till January 17. No death was reported among poultry birds. As per the instructions by the Centre, we are not going to impose a ban on poultry products." On January 12, Sahay said that death of poultry birds has been reported in the state so far. Moreover, Rapid Response Teams have been formed which are monitoring the situation across the state, she had added. TEJASHWI DEMANDS PREZ RULE IN BIHAR PATNA : With criminal activities on the rise in Bihar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav handed over a memorandum to Governor Phagu Chauhan on Monday requesting him to dismiss the Nitish Kumar government immediately and impose President's rule in the state. "Whenever questions are asked to CM Nitish Kumar over the deteriorating law and order situation, he has no answer. Besides, he argues with counter questions to the media highlighting the decade old incidents before 2005," Tejashwi said. CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 10,572,672 TOTAL DEATH: 152,456 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 95,567,167 TOTAL DEATH: 2,041,439 SHAH RUKH KHAN ASKS IF HE IS ‘AFFABLE’, FANS RESPOND SCREEN & CINEMA Morning India Deal with it, SC tells police on farmers' R-Day tractor rally NEW DELHI : While hearing the Centre's plea against the proposed tractor rally by farmers on Republic Day, the Supreme Court on Monday said that entry into Delhi is a law and order issue and the police should determine who should be allowed the entry and on what conditions. A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde, told Attorney General KK Venugopal appearing for the Centre that the court cannot be the authority to decide who can enter in Delhi and who cannot. "We said this last time that entry to Delhi has to be seen under Delhi police. Invoke all your powers to see whether farmers can be allowed in the city, but who can be allowed or not are matters of law and order and will be dealt by police. We cannot be the first authority here," the CJI said. Attorney General Venugopal told the Bench that tractor rally by farmers will be illegal and 5000 people are likely to enter Delhi during that time. To this, the bench, also comprising Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian asked the Attorney General whether the Union of India needs the Supreme Court to state what powers it has under the police act. Replying to the court, the Attorney General said that order on the issue may be passed and this will strengthen the police's hands. "We are facing an unprecedented situation," he added. "But why do you want us to tell what powers you 'Tandav' row : Creator Ali Abbas Zafar says sorry NEW DELHI : Amid growing dissent over his recent web series Tandav, show creator Abbas Zafar has apologised on behalf of the entire cast and crew, saying they did not intend to offend anyone or insult any religion and political party. "Our sincere apologies," Ali wrote on Twitter while sharing the "Official statement from the Cast & Crew of Tandav". In the statement, Ali shared that they have been closely monitoring the row, and stressed that the series is a complete work of fiction. "We have been closely monitoring viewer reactions to the web series 'Tandav' and today during a discussion, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting have informed us regarding a large number of grievances and petitions received on various facets of the web series with serious concerns and apprehensions regarding its content hurting the sentiments of the people," the statement read. "The web series 'Tandav' is a work of fiction and any resemblance to acts and persons and events is purely coincidental. The cast and crew did not have any intention to offend the sentiments of any individual, caste, community, race, religion or religious beliefs or insult or outrage any institution, political party or person, living or dead. The cast and crew of 'Tandav' take cognizance of the concerns expressed by the people and unconditionally apologise if it has unintentionally hurt anybody's sentiments," the statement added. Set in Delhi, the series revolve around the theme of power, ambition and greed through a very political story. The series came under fire with several people claiming that it provokes communal disharmony. have? The intervention of the court had been strongly misunderstood. Who will come in the city and who will be allowed will not be seen by us," the Bench said while adjourning the matter for hearing till Wednesday. The court was hearing Centre's application seeking an injunction against the proposed tractor rally or any other kind of protest which seeks to disrupt the gathering and celebrations of the Republic Day on January 26. The Centre, in an application filed through Delhi Police, has said that any proposed rally or protest which seeks to disrupt and disturb the Republic Day celebrations will cause an "embarrassment to the nation". On January 12, the top court agreed to hear the application of Centre and posted it for hearing on January 18. The Bench had issued a notice on the application and said that it be served upon the farmers' unions, which are protesting against the new farm laws. The Centre has said the right to protest can never include "maligning the nation globally". It urged the apex court to restrain anyone from conducting any protest march either in the form of tractor march, trolley march, vehicle march, or any other mode by entering into the National Capital Region Territory of Delhi. Reports have claimed that farmer leaders have clarified that the tractor rally on January 26 will only take place at the Haryana-Delhi borders and the farmers are not planning to reach the Red Fort to disrupt the Republic Day parade as is being claimed by some. The top court on January 12 had stayed the implementation of the contentious new farm laws till further orders and constituted a four-member committee to make recommendations to resolve the impasse over them between the Centre and farmers' unions protesting at Delhi borders. Days after the top court's order, Bhupinder Singh Mann, National President, Bhartiya Kisan Union and All India Kisan Coordination Committee, part of the apex-court formed Committee, recused from the expert panel. CM meets Shah, Sonia SANJAY SAHAY RANCHI: Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Monday met a host of leaders, including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi and Rahul Gandhi during his Delhi visit. After meeting the top Congress leaders, the CM said that it was but natural that he would meet the Congress leaders as he has come to the national capital after a gap of one year. He said, "The functioning of the government for the past one year was also discussed. The mahagathbandhan partners worked strongly and gave a new direction to the state." Congres party Jharkhand in-charge RPN Singh described the CM's meeting with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul as a courtesy call. He said that the functioning of the Jharkhand government and the future plans were also discussed. Singh said that the CM is likely to raise the issues related to DVC dues with the central minister during his stay. He said the Congress expects that the government would fulfill the promises made to people. Meanwhile, a report stated that the meeting of the CM with the Congress leaders has EXPERTS ADVISE PEOPLE TO AVOID ALCOHOL DURING VACCINATION Hesitancy, Co-WIN glitches reign over 2nd day of inoculation drive NEW DELHI : Alcohol intake should be avoided after getting the first jab of the Covid-19 vaccine for some days and abstinence should also be maintained after the second jab for some days, health experts said on Monday, as alcohol can hinder the effect of the vaccine. According to experts, drinking alcohol, especially heavy drinking, may reduce your body's ability to build immunity in response to a virus. "First of all, consumption of alcohol is not advisable at all in any condition. But, drinking alcohol can reduce your body's ability to build immunity in response to a virus," Satish Kaul, HOD and Director, Internal Medicine, Narayana Hospital, Gurugram told IANS. According to healthline.com, a Russian health official last month advised citizens being vaccinated with the country's Sputnik V vaccine that they should abstain from alcohol for two months. NEW DELHI : Glitches in CoWIN application and vaccine hesitancy continued to reign over the second day of the Covid-19 inoculation drive as the turnout remained shockingly low at many government hospitals of the national capital on Monday. The Delhi State Cancer Institute (DSCI) confirmed that it vaccinated merely 19 people at the facility while the neighbouring Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) inoculated 20 people including healthcare staff, security guards and sanitation workers of the hospital. Meanwhile, sources at Lok Nayak Hospital said that the inoculation count remained around 25 there. Suresh Kumar, Medical Director of Lok Nayak Hospital, however, did not divulge the exact figures to IANS but said that the participation was less than the previous session. The hospital had inoculated 32 people on the first day of the immunization drive. Ajeet Jain, Medical Superintendent, RGSSH said that the vaccine hesitancy is still reigning supreme among their staff. We will conduct a large scale counselling session to combat it," he added. Pragya Shukla, nodal officer of Covid immunization at ASHISH SRIVASTAVA DSCI, said that the hospital had to manually inform the beneficiaries since Co-WIN app failed to do so. "The people scheduled for immunization today did not receive an alert from the app. We had to call everyone and request them to participate in the drive," she added. Shukla also said that the institute received the list of beneficiaries registered themselves for immunization drive late from the area's district magistrate which led to further delay. Besides, many beneficiaries featured in the list had already been inoculated the previous day, she added to the reasons for the low turnout at the centre. However, Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital told SHUKLA ALSO SAID THAT THE INSTITUTE RECEIVED THE LIST OF BENEFICIARIES REGISTERED THEMSELVES FOR IMMUNIZATION DRIVE LATE FROM THE AREA'S DISTRICT MAGISTRATE WHICH LED TO FURTHER DELAY. IANS that it conducted immunization of 69 people at the centre, which is double the count of people who participated in the previous session there. On Day 1, 31 people got the vaccine jabs at the centre. sparked the discussion on cabinet expansion once again. It may be noted here that the alliance partners in the mahagathbandhan have to resolve their claims and counter-claims over the vacant posts of boards and corporations in the state as well. It is said that the Congress party is demanding one more minister in the Hemant Soren -led cabinet which has 10 ministers out of possible 12. The Congress has also laid claims over several boards and corporations with Congress MLAs openly demanding that those not in the cabinet be given the posts. Services of Excise, Industry deptts under Right to Service Act RANCHI: Chief Minister Hemant Soren has approved a proposal for including 12 services of the excise, energy, and industry departments under the Jharkhand Rajya Sewa Dene Ki Guarantee Adhiniyam -2011. The government informed that nine services of excise and prohibition of liquor department, two of energy and one of industry department are included under the Act. A provision would be made for appointing responsible officers, first appeal, second appeal, and the time period for completing the process. The services of the Excise department included under the Act are license approval for retail excise shops in malls, renewal of retail excise shops in malls, license for micro brewery, renewal of microbrewery, registration of brands, renewal of brands, renewal and revision of minimum retail price. The deputy commissioner would be the responsible officer for the services while the first appeal could be made before the excise commissioner and the second appeal before the departmental secretary. The service included from the industry is the disposal of the questions asked by the investors for which the deputy director (investment promotion) would be the responsible officer and the first appeal could be made at general manager, single window system, and the second appeal at the director, single window system. The map approval for setting up of DG sets and inspection and permission for DG sets, which relates to the energy department, are included under the act. The Kamala Harris persona decoded in her fight song: ‘Work That’ NIKHILA NATARAJAN NEW YORK : When Kamala Harris walks out on stage, you can almost hear the familiar sounds of Mary J Bliges girl power anthem "Work That" which tops the US Vice President-elects 46song playlist on Spotify. The scrappy, can-do spirit of the song's lyrics have foretold some of Harris' runaway hits from the 2020 election campaign and serve as proxy for the America of "possibilities" that President-elect Joe Biden and Harris have pitched as their comeback theme. Harris' "I eat no for breakfast" remark during an 'ask me anything' session on social media echoes the com- bative mood of "let em get mad, They gonna hate anyway, Don't you get that?" "Just because the length of your hair ain't long, And they often criticize you for your skin tone, Wanna hold your head high, Cause you're a pretty woman... Read the book of my life, And see I've overcome it," sings Blige. Harris' victory lap singled out girl children around the world, urging them to "dream with ambition". She promised: "While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities." The parallels go beyond Harris. Her mother Shyamala Gopalan's audacious journey is reflected in the music that Harris has come to love. Blige's repeated notes of "Work that thing out, Work that thing out, Work what you got" is equally the tale of Gopalan's life in Oakland, California, from where Harris' historic campaign was first launched. Back in 1958, Gopalan came to the US as a 19-yearold, clutching a scholarship and her dream to become a cancer researcher. Such is Gopalan's sway over Kamala's life and work that there is rarely a public event where the Vice Presidentelect does not invoke her mother's memory. Blige's "Don't worry bout who's saying what, It's gonna be fine, Work what you got" is as much an ode to Gopalan's determination to break into the US higher education circuit with whatever tools she had. Gopalan was enrolled in a course she didn't particularly fancy - Home Science - and wanted to study biochemistry. "Work what you got" is the thing she did, landed a scholarship at one of California's finest schools and offered it as a fait accompli to her father. For every Blige line like this, "I hear you been running, From the beautiful queen, That you could be becoming" we discover Harris' prose with a rhyming quality that often approaches BLIGE'S REPEATED NOTES OF "WORK THAT THING OUT, WORK THAT THING OUT, WORK WHAT YOU GOT" IS EQUALLY THE TALE OF GOPALAN'S LIFE IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, FROM WHERE HARRIS' HISTORIC CAMPAIGN WAS FIRST LAUNCHED. music. Sample this: "My sister Maya and I were raised by a strong mother. My mother taught us the importance of a good education. She taught us the good oldfashioned value of hard work. She taught us don't let anyone tell you who you are. You tell them who you are. She taught us not only to dream but to do. She taught us to believe in our power to right what is wrong. And she was the kind of parent who if you came home complaining about something, she'd say 'Well what are you gonna do about it?' So I decided to run for President of the US." After the collapse of her own presidential run, when Harris rose again as Biden's running mate, she finally hit what her walk-on song calls the "runway stride". "And keep going," urges Blige. Harris eggs us on: "Dream with ambition, lead with conviction, and see yourself in a way that others might not see you, simply because they've never seen it before. And we will applaud you every step of the way."