YK MYK BUDGETING FOR JOYFUL AND RESILIENT SCHOOL EDUCATION OPINION RANCHI MONDAY, 15 FEB, 2021 PG-12, YEAR—10, ISSUE—281 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) MAX 28 C MIN 13 C Sky will be clear. AT A GLANCE DONALD TRUMP ACQUITTED IN 2ND IMPEACHMENT NEW YORK: Former US President Donald Trump has been acquitted for a second time by the Senate after Republicans overwhelmingly voted against convicting him on the charge of inciting the January 6 riot at the Capitol, but senior party leader Mitch McConnel blasted him soon afterwards for provoking it. The Senate voted 57 to 43 to convict him on Saturday and although seven Republicans went over to the Democrat's side to convict him, it was 10 votes short of the 67 needed for the two-thirds majority needed for conviction. 50 BODIES RECOVERED, 25 IDENTIFIED IN UTTARAKHAND GLACIER BURST DEHRADUN: A total of 50 bodies have been recovered so far in Uttarakhand glacier burst, out of which, 25 have been identified, Uttarakhand police informed. "A total of 12 bodies have been recovered on Sunday. Five from Tapovan tunnel, six from Raini village, and one from Rudraprayag," said an official statement. The statement added that so far 32 FIRs have been registered in Joshimath police station in connection with all the missing peoPG 5 ple. CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 1,09,05,753 TOTAL DEATH: 155,689 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 109,171,880 TOTAL DEATH: 2,406,721 SPORTS Morning India Rs. 5 WEATHER TODAY 2ND TEST: ASHWIN, ROHIT PUT INDIA IN COMMAND ON DAY TWO ‘Looking at building quality infrastructure of Rs 110 lakh cr’ KOCHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who launched various new projects of central public sector organisations in Kerala's Kochi on Sunday, announced that his government is looking at building infrastructure worth Rs 110 lakh crore to power India's rise. During his flying visit, amid tight security, to Kerala's commercial capital, Modi who inaugurated the five new projects from a single venue, said the definition and scope of infrastructure has changed and it includes roads and connectivity. "We are looking at quality and quantity infrastructure of Rs 110 lakhs crore. India is embarking on broadband connectivity for all our villages. Likewise, India has given top most importance to 'blue economy'... I call upon researchers and fisheries sector for creating more PM Narendra Modi talks to an officer during the 'hand over ceremony of the Main Battle Tank Arjun (MK-1A) to the Army, in Chennai on Sunday. ANI infrastructure, which will be a great tribute to our fishermen," he said. Among the projects were the dedication of BPCL's Rs 6,000-crore propylene derivatives petrochemicals project to the nation, the launch of Sagarika, the Cochin Port's new Rs 25 crore international cruise terminal, laying the foundation stone for Cochin Port's reconstruction of the south coal berth and a new knowledge centre of Cochin Shipyard Ltd Vigyana Sagar among others. Modi, who began his speech by saying that it is always wonderful to be back at Kochi- Queen of the Arabian Sea, touched on all these projects. "We have gathered here to celebrate the development of Kerala and India through the wide-ranging TRUCK MOWS DOWN LADY CISF CONSTABLE sectors which will energise the growth trajectory of Kerala. The projects that have been dedicated will help increase foreign exchange, besides offering wide ranging job opportunities," he said, adding that economic growth requires augmenting existing capacities. With the Assembly elections round the corner, Modi also sought to emphasise what his government has done for Kerala. "This year's budget has sufficient reasons for Kerala to be happy as the second phase of the Kochi Metro has been sanctioned," he said. He also took time to elaborate on the steps taken to bring back the diaspora from various Gulf countries. SEE PG 7 CRPF personnel stand guard near the nameplates of the martyrs who were killed in terror attack, at Pulwama on Sunday. ANI Major terror plan averted in Jammu on Pulwama attack anniversary, four held JAMMU: A major terrorist checking intensified," he told plan to set off an explosion at reporters here. Singh, who a crowded place here on the was also flanked by Director second anniversary of the General of Police Dilbag Pulwama attack was scuttled Singh, said a youth was found with the recovery of a power- moving in suspicious manner ful IED from a nursing stu- along with a bag in the generdent who was arrested along al bus stand area and it led to with three others, a top police the recovery of nearly seven officer said on kg of IED which Sunday. was, however, Inspector not activated as INSPECTOR General of yet. The IGP GENERAL OF Police, Jammu identified him as POLICE, JAMMU Range, Mukesh Suhail Bashir RANGE, MUKESH Singh also said Shah, a resident SINGH ALSO SAID six pistols and of Newa village SIX PISTOLS AND 15 small of Pulwama, who 15 SMALL Improvised was pursuing IMPROVISED Explosive nursing course EXPLOSIVE Devices (IEDs) in a college in DEVICES (IEDS) were seized Chandigarh and WERE SEIZED from Samba diswas assigned the FROM SAMBA DIStrict in a sepatask to plant the TRICT IN A SEPArate operation. IED in Jammu by RATE OPERATION. "Over the his Pakistanpast four days based handler we were on high alert affiliated with Al-Badr terror because there was general outfit. "He was given four tarintelligence input that terror gets including (the famous) groups want to trigger a Ragunath mandir, bus stand, major blast in Jammu city on railway station and Lakhdata the second anniversary of the bazar (jewellers market) and Pulwama attack. The security was scheduled to take a flight around all important loca- to Srinagar after completing tions were strengthened and his job,” he said. A general view of Tent city of Magh Mela on the river bank of Ganga in Prayagraj on Sunday. ANI Climate activist held in Bengaluru in ‘toolkit’ case NEW DELHI: Delhi Police Cyber Cell has arrested 21year-old climate activist Disha Ravi from Bengaluru for her alleged involvement in sharing 'toolkit' related to farmers' protest. Disha is one of the founders of the 'Friday for Future' campaign and allegedly edited the toolkit and forwarded it on the social media. She was picked up from her house in Soladevanahalli area of Bengaluru on Saturday. The Delhi Police had registered a First Information Report on February 4 on charges of sedition, criminal conspiracy and promoting hatred among groups under Sections 124-A, 120-A and 153-A of the Indian Penal Code against the "creators" of the toolkit, which was shared by climate activist Greta Thunberg. Activist Disha Ravi sent to 5 days Delhi police special cell custody, in New Delhi on Sunday. WHAT IS ‘TOOLKIT’ CASE Delhi Police had on February 4 registered a case against the "pro-Khalistan" creators of a "toolkit", which was shared by teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and others on Twitter in connection with the farmers' protest, alleging it aimed to wage a "social, cultural and economic war against the Government of India". According to police, the unfolding of events during farmers' protest around January 26, including violence near Red Fort, allegedly revealed copycat execution of the 'action plan' detailed in the toolkit. The police said that the intention of the creators appeared to create disharmony among various social, religious and cultural groups and encourage disaffection and ill-will against the central government and aimed at waging social, cultural and economic war against India. Meanwhile, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has reacted sharply to the arrest of Disha Ravi, the 21-yearold activist from Bengaluru, for her alleged involvement in sharing the 'toolkit' related to the farmers' protests. MORE ON PG 7 RANCHI: A lady constable of CISF, Munni Kumari (24), on way to Jagannathpur from her camp in Shurwat on her scooty, died after the rear wheel of a truck ran over her. The incident took place around 1 pm near the Assembly building under Nagri police station area. It could not be ascertained how come she came under rear wheel but a locality resident said it was due to poor traffic management. "It is a black spot. Accident often takes place here due to unplanned development work and crowd. Speeding truck and SUV run on the road uninterrupted without bothering small vehicles and pedestrians. Today when the accident took place traffic personnel were carrying out vehicle check drive," the resident said. The constable was resident of Jamshedpur. She was wearing good quality helmet when the accident took place but the helmet got damaged badly after the accident indicating how bad was the accident. The truck was seized but the driver escaped after the accident. The body was sent for autopsy at RIMS. A case was registered in this connection. FASTAG MUST FROM FEB 15-16 MIDNIGHT NEW DELHI: Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry on Sunday announced all lanes in the fee plazas on the National Highways shall be declared as 'FASTag lane of the fee plaza' with effect from the midnight of 15-16 February, informed an official statement. The statement added, "Any vehicle not fitted with FASTag or vehicles without valid, functional FASTag entering into the FASTag lane of the fee plaza shall pay a fee equivalent to two times of the fee applicable to that category." Earlier today, the Ministry clarified that this has been done to further promote fee payment through digital mode, reduce waiting time and fuel consumption, and provide for a seamless passage through the fee plazas. Side effects ‘theories’ pose challenge to Covid immunisation NEW DELHI: The first day for the second round of Covid vaccination remained disappointing by and large since a number of key hospitals failed to attract the beneficiaries who had received the first dose of Covid vaccination. The drive began on Saturday. A huge percentage of those who had undergone the partial vaccination with the first dose 28 days ago, did not turn up for full immunisation on Saturday. As per Union Health Ministry's data, only 7,688 beneficiaries turned up for their schedule. However, over 1.9 lakh vaccine recipients had taken vaccination on the first day of Covid immunisation drive that started on January 16. The doctors and public health experts observed a number of probabilities behind the less turnout on the basis of their interactions and follow up with the vaccine beneficiaries. Dr. Sunela Garg, member of Covid-19 task force in Delhi and advisor to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) told IANS that one of the reasons that could have resulted in low turnout for the second dose is hesitancy built after experiencing adverse reactions on receiving the first dose. "The second dose is expected to create sharper side effects. Since healthcare workers are aware of this fact, it may have discouraged them to come forward for the booster dose," she said. Dr. Ajeet Jain, medical superintendent and nodal officer for Covid vaccination governmentrun Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) concurred with Garg and said substantial number of the hospital's partially immunized healthcare staff, who suffered after-effects for a prolonged period, skipped their booster dose. Only five beneficiaries of the previous dose turned up to receive their scheduled second dose at the hospital on Saturday. "Many have reported adverse events following immunizations ranging from mild to moderate. While it is natural to experience them post vaccination, the impact it has made among the beneficiaries has caused the hesitancy to go for the second round of inoculation," she said. "The side effects like fever, pain at the injection site, weakness, etc. lingered for three to four days post the immunization in many healthcare workers. While interacting with us, they shared that they don't want to experience the side effects again," he shared. Meanwhile, another reason quoted by the health experts was the increasing pretension that the pandemic is over, triggered by the falling trajectory of new cases and deaths by Covid-19. Dr. B.L. Sherwal, director at RGSSH said that a psyche has developed among the healthcare workers that they need not go for the immunization since they believe that the pandemic is over now. "The current situation of the Covid-19 has improved tremendously from the crisis we witnessed in the final months of 2020 when the national capital took repetitive blows of surge in cases and fatalities. However, it has impacted the mindset of the people who now think why to take the pain of vaccination when the disease is over," he said.