YK MYK BJP'S DREAM OF TAKING WEST BENGAL IS NOT EASY TO REALISE OPINION Rs. 5 RANCHI SATURDAY, 13 FEB, 2021 PG-12, YEAR—10, ISSUE—279 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) WEATHER TODAY MAX 27 C MIN 12 C Sky will be clear. AT A GLANCE KHARGE TO BE LEADER OF OPPOSITION IN RAJYA SABHA NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge will be the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, succeeding Ghulam Nabi Azad whose tenure comes to an end on Monday. Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu for appointing Kharge to the post as Azad is retiring. Kharge, a Dalit leader from Karnataka, was the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha from 2014 to 2019. ICICI VIDEOCON LOAN CASE: KOCHHAR GETS BAIL ‘WITNESSING NEW ERA WHEN VIEWING HABITS ARE EVOLVING’ SCREEN & CINEMA Morning India BIG JOLT TO DIDI Dinesh Trivedi quits Trinamool, says feels ‘suffocated’ NEW DELHI: Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi on Friday resigned from the party, saying he feels "suffocated and helpless". "I am resigning from the party as there is violence in my state, I am grateful to my party that it sent me here. I am feeling suffocated that we are not able to do anything over violence in the state," said Trivedi, while making the announcement on the floor of the Upper House. "I will continue to serve the people of Bengal but my soul tells me that if you can't do anything sitting here, then resign," said Trivedi. Reacting to the resignation, Trinamool Congress leader Sukhendu Shekhar Ray said that now a grassroots worker can be sent to the Rajya Sabha. An old associate of West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee, Trivedi was once regarded as her right hand man. The former Union Railway Minister was instrumental in Mamata's initial days when she split from the Congress and formed her own party. He was a regular and popular face of the party in Delhi. But as the clout of the state leaders grew, he was gradually marginalised. In the Rajya Sabha, Derek O'Brien was named the party's leader of the House, despite Trivedi being the senior. ‘NO TALKS YET, BUT HE IS WELCOME IN BJP’ NEW DELHI: After Trinamool Congress' Dinesh Trivedi announced his resignation as Rajya Sabha member on Friday, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said that though no talks had been held but the former Railway Minister was welcome in the party in case he so desired. "No discussion has been held with Trivedi about joining the BJP. If he wants to join our party, he will be welcomed," the incharge of BJP's West Bengal affairs said. "Trivedi's decision however has come late," Vijayvargiya quipped while claiming that they had met at an airport. State Budget will curb migration of workers: CM SANJAY SAHAY RANCHI: Chief Minister (CM) Hemant Soren on Friday said that his government would bring proposals in the forthcoming budget for increasing the purchasing power of people in the rural area with a view to curb the migration of workers. Delivering keynote address in a webinar titled 'Decoding India's internal migration', the CM observed that Jharkhand economy being mineral- based there is large scale migration of people from the mining areas. He said the land does not remain fit for agriculture after mining forcing the local population to move to other places for livelihood. The CM said that migrant workers play a crucial role in strengthening the economy but their own future is in COMMITTED TO CHANGE BEHAVIOUR OF COPS: DGP PAGE 3 Neeraj Sinha calls on CM Hemant Soren after taking over as Jharkhand DGP, in Ranchi on Friday. darkness. There is a need for strong policies for the welfare of the workers by the central and the state government, Soren stated, adding that the state government has launched the Mukhyamantri Rojgar Srijan Yojana to provide employment to youths who are not willing to move out of the state for employment. He stated that the central government should make schemes with states on responsible migration social security and social infrastructure. He pointed out that migration-related issues have been ignored in the reformed labour codes. He added that workers are being cheated by employers, adding their welfare must be seen as a big issue. The CM mentioned that during the lockdown the migrants were left on the streets but his government discharged its responsibility to bring them back. He said Indian territory in Ladakh up to Finger 4 is ‘false’: Govt INDIA IS TRYING FOR EXTRADITION OF 26/11 ATTACK PLOTTER RANA MUMBAI: A court here on Friday granted bail to former ICICI Bank CEO and MD Chanda Kochhar with a rider that she cannot leave the country with its permission. Kochhar on Friday appeared before the Special PMLA court in connection with the ICICI-Videocon loan case here and applied for a bail through her lawyer Vijay Agarwal. The court granted her bail on a bond of Rs 5 lakh. BUSINESS CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 1,08,80,794 TOTAL DEATH: 155,489 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 108,394,051 TOTAL DEATH: 2,380,946 NEW DELHI: The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said that the Government of India is trying for the extradition of Pakistan-born Canadian Tahawwur Rana, who has been arrested in Los Angeles to face murder charges in India for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in which over 160 people were killed. "We are keeping a close watch on the extradition of Tahawwur Rana. We are trying for his extradition as soon as possible. In an update, his court hearing will begin on April 22, 2021," MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said in a weekly briefing. Rana was rearrested in Los Angeles on June 10, last year on an extradition request by India. that the state government has also issued toll-free numbers to help the workers affected by the Uttrakhand tragedy. He stated that the search for workers of the state is going on with the help of the Uttrakhand state. While referring to news related to making labourers of Jharkhand captive by a company in Tamil Nadu, the CM said that exploitation of the workers was going on in an organized manner. He said that the state government has sent workers for Border Road Organisation projects on the country's borders under an agreement, adding earlier the laboureres were getting relatively less wages in the same organization. He mentioned that workers are being exploited in various projects of the public sector undertakings as well. VACCINE VICTORY Women from Jharkhand Armed Police after getting Covid 19 Vaccine at JAP Ground Doranda in Ranchi on Friday. ANI JAN RETAIL INFLATION DECLINES TO 4.06 PER CENT BESIDES, THE DATA FURNISHED BY THE NATIONAL STATISTICAL OFFICE (NSO) SHOWED THAT CPI URBAN DECLINED TO 5.06 PER CENT IN JANUARY FROM 5.19 PER CENT IN DEC. NEW DELHI: Lower food prices, especially those of vegetables and cereals, dragged India's sequential retail price inflation lower in January 2021. Sequentially, the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which gauges the retail price inflation, declined to 4.06 per cent from 4.59 per cent reported for December 2020. Besides, the data furnished by the National Statistical Office (NSO) showed that CPI Urban declined to 5.06 per cent in January from 5.19 per cent in December. The CPI Rural fell to 3.23 per cent last month from 4.07 per cent in December 2020. As per the data, the Consumer Food Price Index decreased to 1.89 per cent last month from 3.41 per cent in December. The CFPI readings measure the changes in retail prices of food products. Meanwhile, India's industri- al production grew by 1 per cent in December, official data showed on Friday. According to the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) data, the manufacturing sector output grew by 1.6 per cent in December 2020. Mining output declined by 4.8 per cent, while power generation grew 5.1 per cent in December 2020. The IIP had grown by 0.4 per cent in December 2019. Industrial production has been hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March last year when IIP contracted by 18.7 per cent in the month. MORE ON BUSINESS NEW DELHI: The government on Friday strongly objected to the misinformation in media and its amplification on social media on the disengagement of Indian and Chinese troops, currently underway in Ladakh after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi claimed India has ceded territory to China. China and India on Thursday began their synchronized disengagement along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh, bringing to an end the nine-month-long stand-off between the two Asian giants. However, some sections of the media have claimed that India has ceded the territory between Finger 3 and 4 in Pangong Lake area, over which the face-off had triggered between the two sides since last year. In a statement, the Ministry of Defence described this assertion that Indian territory in Ladakh is up to Finger 4 as "categorically false". Reiterating that the factual position has already been clearly communicated by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in his statements to both Houses of the Parliament. Setting the record straight, the ministry said the territory of India is as depicted by the map of India and includes more than 43,000 sq km currently under illegal occupation of China since 1962. Even the Line of Actual Control as per the Indian perception, is at Finger 8, not at MORE ON PG 7 Finger 4. Jharkhand locals protest in Delhi against Rihanna's beauty brand Dhoni Cricket Academy to set up in Telangana, Andhra and Karnataka NEW DELHI: A protest was staged by a group of Jharkhand locals outside the DLF Promenade Mall here against international popstar Rihanna's cosmetic brand, Fenty Beauty. The agitators alleged that the brand, which is marketed by a French multinational Sephora, is involved in child abuse since it uses mica, which is mined in Jharkhand and involves lakhs of children to extract it. The protesters claimed that they belonged to two voluntary organisation which work for the welfare of chil- HYDERABAD: As part of an increasing global focus on Sports Training enrichment opportunities, Brainiacs Bee entered into a strategic multiyear alliance with Aarka Sports Management Private Limited to establish Mahendra Singh Dhoni Cricket Academy and School Sports Development Pathway program in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. The alliance will provide opportunities for students in these three South states except Bangalore, to access high-quality cricket coaching here in the academies which dren, especially child labour. Javed Malik, Chairman, Seva Sanskar Foundation, said that they will submit a memorandum to the National Commission For Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) requesting action on the beauty line. "Such brands like Rihanna's are making their childhood ugly just to mint money through make others look attractive," he said. Malik was also displeased with Rihanna's tweet and called it an anti-national act. Sanjay Mishra from the Jharkhand Bal Swecchik Manch said: "Such multina- tionals are snatching away childhood of Jharkhand children." Meanwhile, the police arrived on the spot and asked the participants to produce a permission to protest which they failed to furnish. However, they were let off with a warning. "Section 144 is in force in which assembly of more than four people is prohibited. Besides, they should have informed the police before holding sny such assembly. We don't have any correspondence from them," said Surendar Kumar, Assistant Sub-Inspector, Vasant Kunj Police Station. Rihanna's brand is under the scanner of the NCPCR for allegedly using mica from Indian mines where child labourers, who work in dire conditions. will be set up in the next 2 years. Mihir Diwakar, Managing Director of ASM, "A strategic alliance has been established between Aarka Sports Management and Brainiacs Bee to establish MS Dhoni cricket academy in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka states. We see a trusted partner that is committed to pro- viding MS Dhoni Cricket Academy with substantive support to train and mentor students who want to make an impact in the game." Mihir further said that the academy which started six years back have 50 Cricket Academy in India and three centres overseas with over 500 coaches training cricket enthusiasts. Under these cricket training centres, both boys and girls have been obtaining coaching and are currently representing various states. Almost 10,000 students have been trained under the MS Dhoni Cricket Academy."