YK MYK DELHI CIVIC BYPOLLS RESULTS KINDLE NEW HOPES FOR OPPN OPINION Rs. 5 RANCHI THURSDAY, 4 MARCH, 2021 PG-12, YEAR—10, ISSUE—298 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) WEATHER TODAY MAX 32 C MIN 16 C Sky will be partly cloudy. AT A GLANCE 6 SCRIBES, INCLUDING AP PHOTOGRAPHER, CHARGED BY MYANMAR KOLKATA: Myanmar's military junta have formally brought criminal charges against an Associated Press photographer and five other local journalists over their coverage of anticoup protests, their lawyer said. AP photographer Thein Zaw, 32, was arrested on Saturday when he was covering a demonstration in Myanmar's largest city Yangon. Zaw's lawyer said he and five other Myanmar journalists had been charged under a law against "causing fear, spreading false news or agitating directly or indirectly a government employee". CONCERNED FOR PARTY, DON'T WANT TO WEAKEN IT, SAYS SHARMA NEW DELHI: After the Congress asked the leaders to join hands to fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in elections, the dissenting camp leader Anand Sharma said that he is concerned for the party and don't want to weaken it and has utmost respect for party's interim chief Sonia Gandhi. The infight in the party is getting intense as the Rahul Gandhi loyalists and the dissenters are at loggerheads. While Anand Sharma maintained that there should be civilised dialogue after Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury criticised him for questioning the alliance with the ISF. MICROSOFT WARNS CUSTOMERS AGAINST NEW CHINA CYBER ATTACK NEW DELHI: Microsoft has warned its customers against a new sophisticated nationstate cyber attack that has its origin in China and is primarily targeting on-premises 'Exchange Server' software of the tech giant. Called "Hafnium," it operates from China and is attacking infectious disease researchers, law firms, higher education institutions. CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 1,11,40,122 TOTAL DEATH: 157,386 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 115,419,485 TOTAL DEATH: 2,562,876 I-T RAIDS B TOWN'S ANURAG KASHYAP, TAPSEE, VIKAS BAHL SCREEN & CINEMA Morning India NO NEW TAX, PENSION FOR ALL IN STATE BUDGET EDUCATION AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT GET ONE THIRD OF BUDGET FUNDS SANJAY SAHAY RANCHI: Finance minister Rameshwar Oraon on Wednesday presented a Rs 91,277 crore budget for the financial year 2021-22 comprising a series of welfare measures without imposing additional taxes on the people. The budget estimates a revenue expenditure of Rs 75,755.01 crore and capital expenditure of Rs 15,521.99 crore. A sum of Rs 26,734.05 crore has been allocated for general sector, Rs 33,635.72 crore for social sector and Rs 30,917.23 for the industrial sector. The budget deficit is expected to be 2.83 of the GSDP. The highest allocation has been made to education (14.52 percent), followed by rural development (14.16 percent) health and drinking water (8.55 percent), police and disaster management (8.33 percent) and agriculture and allied activities (6.28 percent). The government is hoping to collect Rs 23,265.42 crore from its own taxes, Rs 13,500 crore from non tax revenue, Rs 17,891.48 crore as central assistance, Rs 22,050 crore as share of the taxes from centre, Rs 14,500 crore from public debt and Rs 70 crore from loans and advances. A sum of Rs 18, 653 crore has been allocated for agriculture which is 11 percent higher than the previous year. The Government has allocated a fund of Rs 1200 crore for waiver of the agriculture loans. The budget aims to develop Birsa gram in each district and kisan service centre in each block. The service centre is meant to provide training to farmers. The government would form Jharkhand State Horticulture Promotion Society for supervision and evaluation of the horticulture and the floriculture departments. It proposes formation of a Chambers of Commerce for ensuring coordination between the farmers and the traders in order to promote micro agriculture products. The Government aims to produce 80 lakh liters of milk and 2,65,000 metric tonnes of fish in 2021-22. The budget proposes to renovate 12 irrigation canals, construct 213 ponds in the state and set up solar operated deep bore wells in each block. An underground water pipeline would be set up in Dumka area of Santhal Pargana. The budget envisages to cover 30 percent of the rural household under functional tap scheme. The Government aims to develop kitchen gardens in 5000 places in the urban areas for improving environment and increase production of vegetables. The Government proposes to establish gau muktidham in each commissionary for disposal of the dead cows. A chick breeding centre would be opened in Khunti. In rural sector, the government would provide recurring financial assistance to 50,000 sakhi mandals and community fund to 20,000 sakhi mandals. Work would be carried out on 25000 hectares under Birsa Harit Gram Yojna while one lakh hectares would be developed under the Nilamber Pitamber Jal samridhi yojna. Around 26 lakh families would be linked to ASHA yojna to provide means of livelihood to them. Furthermore, the government aims to create 11 crore mandays under the MNREGA scheme. The Government would now pay a sum of Rs 225 per day to workers under MNREGA yojna With CM Hemant Soren at Vidhan Sabha in Ranchi on Wednesday. Hemant Sutradhar CM: Budget will have long-term impact MI NEWS SERVICE RANCHI: Chief Minister Hemant Soren has described the state budget as a milestone, adding it would have long-term impact. He said the outcome budget has been presented this year to assess the results of the allocations. He said that earlier the state government used to prepare budget for immediate gains. Notably, the state budget was presented amidst slogan shouting by the BJP MLAs in the state assembly. The BJP also read out a shadow budget on the occasion. The CM said that various schemes would be implemented in a phase Finance Minister Rameshwar Oraon arrives at Vidhan Sabha to present the state Budget in Ranchi on Wednesday. Hemant Sutradhar The government aims to achieve zero drop out rate in 1000 panchayats of the state. It would establish Jharkhand Open University for distance education. The adarsh vidyalaya yojna for developing schools of excellence would start from the next fiscal year. A special scheme would be started for education of out of school students. A sum of Rs 10 crore has been allocated for implementing the New Education Policy. The Jharkhand government would build its network of transmission lines and sub-stations in order to reduce dependence on the Damodar Valley Corporation. On tourism, the government said that It intends to strengthen communication system to facilitate tourists. Luguburu and Rajrappa would be developed as major tourist spots. Water sports and adventure sports would be promoted in the water bodies. Tourism service centre would be developed for providing various aids to the tourists. The government will implement universal pension scheme for senior citizens. Around 3000 houses would be built under Baba Bhim Rao Ambedkar plan. The government would now implement Ayushman Bharat yojna as Ayushman Bharat mukhyamantri jan arogya yojna in the state. The Government would build 2000 kilometeres road under the PMGSY and 600 kilometer road in the extremist affected area. The government would set up medical facilities at 48 accident prone areas of the state. As many as 117 new ambulances would be added for 108 emergency service. A sinking fund of Rs 472 crore would be deposited as sinking fund with RBI which could be used in times of emergency. wise manner under the budget. Some areas have been given priority, which would have decisive impact in the state. The various aspects of economic empowerment of rural people would be promoted. Criticizing the BJP for the agitation during the budget, the CM said they have nothing left to do. He said that Jharkhand has all the resources to become the leading state but works of previous governments were disappointing. He said the state government was creating an environment for providing employment in the rural and the urban areas. He said that the state government has to face several challenges in this regard. GOVT TO LAUNCH GURUJI KITCHEN RANCHI: The focus of the government in budget is on ensuring food for all, accessible and quality health services, education, pure drinking water rural development and employment generation. The State government has presented the outcome budget for the first time. The Guruji kitchen yojna, formation of Jharkhand State Horticulture Promotion Society and Chambers of Commerce, creation of Gau Muktidham in commissionaries, Jharkhand open university and padhna likhna campaign are among the new schemes. BUDGET DISAPPOINTS STATE: ARJUN MUNDA RANCHI: Union tribal affairs minister and ex-CM Arjun Munda in his reaction on the budget of Jharkhand government said that heavy budget of Rs 91270 crore is disappointing. It is an ‘irrelevant budget of unclear future. He said that the government has presented pseudo details before the people of the state. ‘Break language barrier, integrate global with local’ INDIA'S FEB SERVICES SECTOR OUTPUT RISES NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday focussed on the need to integrate the global with the local to make India self-reliant and work on a "mission mode" to break the barrier of language which is restricting knowledge. Discussing the steps taken in this year's Budget for the education sector through video conferencing, the Prime Minister said there is no shortage of talent in the country, but we need to learn skill management as these talents are spread all across the country be it a village or small town. "For 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' (self-reliant India), there is need to focus on integration of global with local for which we should work on a mission mode to break language barrier," Modi said during the event. The Bharatiya Janata Covaxin demonstrates interim clinical efficacy of 81% NEW DELHI: Healthy rise in new orders accelerated India's services sector output growth in February. Moreover, the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine led to an improvement in business confidence towards growth prospects. However, employment declined for the third month in a row and companies noted the sharpest rise in overall expenses for eight years. Consequently, rising from 52.8 in January to 55.3 in February, the seasonally adjusted India Services Business Activity Index pointed to the sharpest rate of expansion in output in one year. PG 3 HYDERABAD: Bharat Biotech on Wednesday announced the first interim analysis of Covaxin, which shows the efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccine to be at 81 per cent. The Hyderabadbased vaccine maker said whole virion inactivated Covid-19 vaccine candidate demonstrated an interim vaccine efficacy of 81 per cent in its Phase 3 clinical trial. The trials involved 25,800 subjects, the largest ever conducted in India, in partnership with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). "Today is an important milestone in vaccine discovery, for science and our fight against coronavirus. With today's results from our Phase 3 clinical trials, we have now reported data on our Covid-19 vaccine from Phase 1, 2, and 3 trials involving around 27,000 partici- THERE ARE LOTS OF TALENT IN VILLAGES AND SMALL TOWNS. RESTRICTING KNOWLEDGE, RESEARCH, IS A GREAT INJUSTICE TO THE COUNTRY'S POTENTIAL Party (BJP) veteran said that talents are not limited to any particular area and its injus- tice with them as wel as with the country to restrict these talents due to language barrier. "There are lots of talent in villages and small towns. Restricting knowledge, research, is a great injustice to the country's potential." With this thinking, Modi said, be it space, atomic energy, DRDO, agriculture, doors of many such sectors are being opened for talented youth. The Prime Minister further said that new National Education Policy has given an incentive to use more and more local language. "Now it is the responsibility of all the academics, experts of every language, how the best content of the country and the world should be prepared in Indian languages. This is completely possible in this era of technology." THE TRIALS INVOLVED 25,800 SUBJECTS, THE LARGEST EVER CONDUCTED IN INDIA, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE INDIAN COUNCIL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH (ICMR). pants. Covaxin demonstrates high clinical efficacy trend against Covid-19 but also significant immunogenicity against the rapidly emerging variants," said Dr. Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Biotech. BBV152 (Covaxin) contains a whole virion inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, which is produced in Vero cells. It is stable at 2 to 8oC (refrigerated) and is shipped in a ready-to-use liquid formulation that permits distribution using existing vaccine supply chain channels. BBV152 has a 28-day open vial policy as a unique product characteristic, thus reducing vaccine wastage by approximately 10-30 per cent, the vaccine maker said. BBV152 is based on an established manufacturing platform with a better safety profile when compared to other vaccine platforms. The inclusion of the Algel-IMDG adjuvant enhances T-cell immune responses to Covid19, leading to long-term protection. "I want to thank every one of the participants, who volunteered to participate in this vital clinical trial, our partners, principal investigators across 25 study sites, and our team at Bharat Biotech who dedicated their time to this vaccine discovery," said Suchitra Ella, Joint Managing Director, Bharat Biotech.