YK MYK AP SOURCE: BIDEN TO REVERSE TRUMP’S MILITARY TRANSGENDER BAN WORLD Rs. 5 RANCHI TUESDAY, 26 JAN, 2021 PG-12, YEAR—10, ISSUE—262 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) NOTICE The office of Morning India will remain closed on January 26 on account of Republic Day. There will be no edition of the newspaper on Wednesday (January 27). The next issue will hit the stands on Thursday (January 28). We wish our readers, hawkers and staff members a VERY HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY WEATHER TODAY MAX 23 C MIN 09 C Sky will be clear. AT A GLANCE KEJRIWAL UNVEILS ASHOKA PILLAR AT DELHI ASSEMBLY NEW DELHI : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal unveiled the Ashoka Pillar at Delhi Assembly on Monday. While addressing a gathering on this occasion, Kejriwal stated that the Ashoka Chakra was adopted as national symbol of India on January 26, 1950 and installing it in the Vidhan Sabha will remind Ministers and MLAs (Member of Legislative Assembly) the values of India as a democracy and a republic. Kejriwal asserted that while sitting in Assembly, Ministers and MLAs should keep in mind that they have been elected by the people and every word that they say should be dedicated to those very people. "It is a moment of pride for us that the Ashoka Pillar has been installed in the Delhi Assembly. I want to congratulate all of you, especially Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goyal because, since the day he has taken charge of speaker, a lot of improvement was witnessed in Delhi Assembly. For instance, a picture of Raja Nahar Singh has been set up in the Assembly gallery. Many warriors, who fought the war and made sacrifices to the nation, their pictures can be found here," the Chief Minister said. CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 10,668,674 TOTAL DEATH: 153,508 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 99,849,275 TOTAL DEATH: 2,140,593 SEHWAG WISHES PUJARA AS BATSMAN TURNS 33 SPORTS Morning India Farmers gear up for R-Day tractor rally NEW DELHI : Farmers on Monday began gathering at Gazipur border between Delhi-Uttar Pradesh for the proposed Kisan Tractor Rally on the eve of Republic Day. Tractors from Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan have also reached on Tikri border between Delhi-Haryana as the farmers sit in for protest for nearly two months. The move comes as Delhi Police formally granted permission for the rally on January 26, assigning them routes for the same. Expressing dismay at the routes assigned for the rally, Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee told ANI, "We feel that the kind of permission granted to us for tractor rally is not right. We wanted to go to the old Ring Road but we were given conditional permission and assigned the portion that comes largely under Haryana." "All we're saying we just want to go to Ring Road. We'll have a meeting with the police today over this. Routes will be decided after that," the farmer leader further added. Farmers had proposed to hold the Republic Day tractor rally on Delhi's Outer Ring Road. However, three routes other than the proposed one were allotted for the rally from three border points of Delhi, informed Special Commissioner of Police (CP), Intelligence in Delhi Police, Dependra Pathak on Sunday. "The tractor rally will enter Delhi from Tikri, Singhu, and Ghazipur borders and return to its originating points. From Singhu, it will pass through Kanjhawala, Bawana, Auchandi border, KMP Expressway, and then return to Singhu," Pathak told Farmers along with tractors ahead of tractor rally on Republic Day, during ongoing farmer's protest against the three farm's laws at Tikri border in Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo) Farmers agitation will end soon, says Tomar New Delhi : A day ahead of the Republic Day tractor rally by farmers in Delhi, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday said that the agitation against the farm laws which has been going on for almost two months, will end soon. "The protest will end soon," Tomar said. While talking to ANI, Tomar said that the government which has so far held eleven rounds of talks with the farmers to break the impasse is still hopeful of a solution. He said that farmers could have chosen a different day for the tractor parade instead of holding it on Republic Day. "Naturally, we are a democracy and everyone has the right to protest if one does not agree with something and present their view. When we see that some farmers, though are very few in numbers, are protesting then we should solve the crisis through talks and government is still hopeful of a solution," Tomar said. The minister, however, said that he is sad that dialogue did not yield result due to a "few farmer unions from Punjab." "I am sad that there are few farmer unions and the majority of them are from Punjab have objections on these laws and we respected that objections and had started the dialogue but during 11th round of talks when there was no way ahead we gave a proposal of suspending the new farm laws for 1.5 years. We even said that we can approach the Supreme Court to say we defer implementation of laws and in meanwhile we can work things out through a committee," said Tomar. The union minister also said that the government is committed towards the welfare of farmers and agriculture. "Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we ushered in many schemes and farmers are getting benefit from it. The MSP too has been raised. That farmers get attracted towards commercial crops and prospering, the government is reforming policies," added the minister. reporters at a press conference. Farmers from all across the country are marching towards Delhi to take part in the scheduled rally. PM encourages Savita to win more medals for country PC JHA RANCHI: It was a memorable day for the daughter of a security guard of Ranchi as Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated the young archer's skill and felicitated Savita Kumari with National Children Award on the eve of Republic Day. The PM on Monday encouraged Savita in a virtual meeting and appreciated her skill and gave good wishes for her future. Savita has been awarded the National Children's Award for the year 2020. The Prime Minister spoke to Savita for about 5 minutes through video conferencing in the Ranchi Deputy Commissioner's Office. During this time Savita's parents were also present. The Prime Minister asked Savita about her hobbies of archery, her goals in sports, and the difficulties faced during competitions. The Prime Minister said, "I know that Jharkhand women are far ahead in the field of archery in India and the World." The Prime Minister told Savita at the end of the programme that when she gets out of the hall, people will ask what did the Prime Minister say? "Maybe it might bother you a bit, but don't panic. You just practice by keeping your goal in front. Continue to increase the laurels of the country and the state in this way." Savita won a gold medal in the team event at the 2018 South Asian Archery Championship in Bangladesh. Apart from this, she has won national medals several times. "I have no words to express my feelings after the PM sir meeting on video conferencing. To be honest, I have got more happiness today than by winning a medal," the young archer said. "When the Prime Minister sir asked me that from where the inspiration came for this game I was on cloud nine. However, I told him that in 2016 a selection trial was organized in Silli at Kasturba Gandhi Girls School, which led to my selection for the academy," she said.. The Prime Minister encouraged Savita to win more medals for the country. Savita has been selected for the Khelo India Scheme also. Under this, she will be given money from the Government of India for better training and studies. Giving credit to her coaches Prakash Ram and Shishir Mahato, Savita told the Prime Minister that they supported at every step and helped her to play and study like her own parents. Savita's parents Kiran Devi and Akshay Prasad Ganjhu are happy with the achievement of their daughter. Savita's father works as a guard in Lohardaga and looks after his five-member family. Savita was curious about the game from the beginning but she did not have enough facilities to buy a bow or enroll herself in an academy. Thanks to her coaches who gave better training to Savita and made her worthy of winning medals for the country. Minor face-off with Chinese troops in Sikkim NEW DELHI : Amid the ongoing standoff in Ladakh, a "minor face-off" took place between Indian and Chinese troops at Naku La area in Sikkim on January 20, the Indian Army said on Monday. The face-off was resolved by local commanders as per established protocols, Army said in a statement. "We have received several queries regarding a faceoff between Indian Army and PLA troops in Sikkim sector. It is clarified that there was a minor face-off at Naku La area of North Sikkim on January 20, 2021, and the same was resolved by local commanders as per established protocols," it said. In June last year, 20 Indian soldiers, including a Colonel, lost their lives in the faceoff in clashes with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley. The ninth round of Corps Commander Level talks between India and China to address the ongoing military standoff in Ladakh ended at 2:30 am on Monday. The meeting lasted for more than 15 hours after starting at 11 am on Sunday at Moldo opposite Chushul in the Eastern Ladakh sector. The two countries have been engaged in a stand-off along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) since April-May last year. While China began amassing massive military strength along the LAC, India responded with a befitting build-up. Multiple rounds of talks have failed to yield any significant result in defusing border tensions. President hails farmers, scientists and soldiers NEW DELHI : On the eve of Republic Day, President Ram Nath Kovind said justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity, outlined in the Preamble of the Constitution, are sacred to everybody in the nation. The President said in his speech: "These values - justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity - outlined in the preamble of our Constitution are sacred to all of us. Its abiding adherence is meant not only for those who are mandated to govern but for the people at large. "Justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity are perennial principles of our philosophy of life. They come to us from the dawn of this civilisation through an unbroken chain," the President said. He said the task of every generation to seek out the meaning of these values for its times. As the freedom fighters did in their day, these key principles should light our path to development. President Ram Nath Kovind hailed farmers, scientists and soldiers for working to serve the country at an adverse time during the pandemic. "All our farmers, soldiers and scientists deserve special appreciation and a grateful nation greets them on this auspicious occasion of Republic Day." The President in his address said: "Despite adversities of nature, numerous other challenges and the Covid-19 pandemic, our farmers sustained the agricultural production. From space to the farms, from educational institutions to hospitals, the community of scientists has enriched our life and work." Hailing the scientific community, the President said, "Our scientists have been working day and night for decoding the Coronavirus and they have succeeded in developing the vaccine in record time. With this accomplishment, our scientists have added a glorious chapter of contribution to the well-being of humanity." "From the freezing cold at Siachen and Galwan valley in Ladakh. Capital fortified, Guv to unfurl tricolor at Morhabadi ground RAJ KUMAR RANCHI: Jharkhand capital has been well fortified in the wake of Republic Day. Senior Superintendent of Police S.K.Jha said that a team of 10 deputy superintendents of police, 60 inspectors, and 230 sub-inspectors besides 1400 constables has been deputed at strategic locations across the city to keep proper vigilance. Apart from this, a police official said, police personnel in plain clothes have also been deputed. "Tomorrow drone will also be used for surveillance besides CCTVs have been installed at prominent locations across the city," the police official said. Another police official said as a part of the fortification process, an anti-terrorist squad (ATS) of the state police has also started an anti-crime checking drive. Since Sunday night all vehicles passing through entry points of the city are properly scanned. Apart from this, the official said, the ATS team is also conducting raids at hotels and lodges on the basis of suspicion to ensure complete elimination of destructive elements if present in the city. A police official said that at Morhabadi, where Governor Draupadi Murmu will hoist the national flag at 9 am in the main function of the state, three-layer security arrangements have been provided. The arrangement has been done in such a way that no unauthorized entry can take place in the ground during the function. "Anti sabotage check was done today and will be done tomorrow also," the police official said. S.P.(traffic) Ajit Peter Dungdung has chalked out elaborate plans for traffic management. Entry of heavy vehicles in the city will not be allowed from 6 am to 10 pm. To ensure the 'no entry', all heavy vehicles coming to town will be stopped at 10 entry points, including Boreya, Birsa Chowk, Katahal More, Pandra, ITI Bus stand, Durga Soren Chowk (Namkum), Kusai Ghagra, Chandni Chowk (Kanke), Booty More and Kokar More. As far as small vehicles are concerned, it will not be allowed to go towards Morhabadi ground without a valid pass. It will be diverted towards arterial roads from entry points to ensure that people do not face any problem in doing the movement in an emergency.