YK MYK EARLY JUNE DATA SHOWS UNEMPLOYMENT TO RISE FURTHER OPINION Rs. 5 RANCHI SUNDAY, 13 JUNE, 2021 PG-12, YEAR—11, ISSUE—40 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) THE BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL MATCH IN PARIS: DJOKOVIC NATION Morning India Monsoon arrives ahead of schedule in Jharkhand MI NEWS SERVICE JAMSHEDPUR: The wait comes to an end. Southwest monsoon arrived in Jharkhand on Saturday, three days earlier than scheduled. IMD's Ranchi Met Centres issued a special bulletin this afternoon confirming the entry of southwest monsoon in Jharkhand from northeastern parts. As per the new dates worked out by IMD since last year, the normal monsoon arrival date for Jharkhand has been revised from June 10 to June 15. Hence, the monsoon arrived three days earlier in Jharkhand. Last year ( 2020 ) the onset of monsoon in Jharkhand was declared on June 13, two days earlier than scheduled. " The southwest monsoon has set in over Jharkhand. It entered the state through the northeast and covered several districts including Sahebganj, Pakur, Godda, Dumka, Deoghar, Jamtara, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Ramgarh, Ranchi, Khunti, East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum, SeraikelaKharsawan and some parts of Gumla, Hazaribagh and Rains continue to lash Ranchi on Saturday. Hemant Sutradhar Giridih. The complete onset over the state is expected in another 24 hours as conditions are favourable for further advance of monsoon,' said Abhishek Anand, head of Ranchi Meteorological Centre. The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) was on Saturday passing through Surat, Nandurbar , Raisen, Pendra Road, Bolangir, Bhubaneswar, Baripada, Purulia, and Dhanbad. A bulletin issued by IMD New Delhi said conditions are favourable for further advance of southwest mon- soon into some more parts of Madhya Pradesh, remaining parts of Chhattisgarh, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar and some parts of east Uttar Pradesh during next 24 hours. Weathermen said the low-pressure area over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of West Bengal and north Odisha would impact Jharkhand's weather and result in heavy rain in isolated areas in the next three to four days. An associated cyclonic circulation was also extending up to the mid-tropospheric level which would assist in rainfall activity. The Ranchi Met Centre issued an alert for heavy rain in the southern, central and north-eastern districts of Jharkhand in the next few days due to an active monsoon coupled with the low pressure. The forecast suggested rain in most parts of the state in the next two days. Also, a moderate thunderstorm with lightning activity associated with the onset of monsoon is very likely to happen over the districts of Jharkhand during the next two to three days. Weathermen advised people to keep watch on the weather and accordingly move to safer places to protect themselves from lightning strikes. Data suggests Hazaribagh recorded the highest rainfall of 65mm in the last 24 hours (8.30am on Friday to 8.30 am on Saturday) followed by capital Ranchi which notched 51 mm of rain. Several other districts including Ramgarh, Koderma, Godda, Jamtara, Bokaro, Dhanbad and East Singhbhum experienced moderate rain in the past 24 hours. ‘No exemption to mainstream media from New IT Rules’ NEW DELHI: All mainstream media, including print and electronic, will have to comply the provisions of IT Rules, 2021 with immediate effect without exemption as the government has refused to exempt them from the ambit of the new digital media rules. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) has said that the rationale for bringing the websites of the organisations under the ambit of the law is "wellreasoned". "Making any THE GOVT'S exception of the CLARIFICATION nature proposed CAME AS THE will be discrimiNATIONAL natory to the BROADCASTERS digital news ASSOCIATION HAD publishers who RECENTLY WRITdo not have a TEN TO THE I&B traditional MINISTRY URGING TV/print platIT TO "EXEMPT form," the minAND EXCLUDE" istry said in a THE TRADITIONAL clarification to TELEVISION NEWS digital news MEDIA FROM NEW publishers, pubRULES. lishers of online curated content or OTT platforms and associations of digital media publishers. The government's clarification came as the National Broadcasters Association (NBA) had recently written to the I&B ministry urging it to "exempt and exclude" the traditional television news media and its extended presence on digital news platforms from the ambit of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021, saying they are already "sufficiently regulated" by various statutes, laws, guidelines, codes and regulations. 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As of now dates are not decided yet but it could be between July 10-15 and the contingent may leave any day after the send-off," a source said. PULITZER PRIZE Indian-origin scribe wins award for exposing China’s Uyghur Muslims detention camps NEW YORK: Indian origin journalist Megha Rajagopalan, along with two contributors, has won the Pulitzer Prize for innovative investigative reports that exposed secretly built China's mass detention camps for Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province. The award in the international reporting category that Megha Rajagopalan shared with two colleagues - Alison Killing and Christo Buschek from an internet media, BuzzFeed News, was announced on Friday by the Pulitzer Board. This was the first Pulitzer for BuzzFeed News, a digital news publication founded in 2014. While, another journalist of Indian origin, Neil Bedi, won a Pulitzer in the local reporting category for investigative stories he wrote with an editor at the Tampa Bay Times exposing the misuse of authority by a law enforcement official in Florida to track children. Rajagopalan and her colleagues used satellite imagery and 3D architectural simulations to buttress her interviews with two dozen former prisoners from the detention camps where as many as a million Muslims from Uighur and other minority ethnicities were interned. According to The Pulitzer Prizes' official website, Megha Rajagopalan is an award-winning international correspondent for BuzzFeed News, based in London. She has been a staff correspondent for BuzzFeed News based in China and Thailand as well as in Israel and the Palestinian territories, and before that, she was a political correspondent for Reuters in China. She has reported from 23 countries in Asia and the Middle East on stories ranging from the North Korean nuclear crisis to the peace process in Afghanistan. Her work has been translated into seven languages, been taught in classrooms at Columbia and NYU. WEATHER TODAY MAX 26 C MIN 22 C GST Council cuts tax rate on Covid essentials No relief on vaccination, 5 pc tax to continue Rainfall may occur. AT A GLANCE MEHUL CHOKSI DENIED BAIL BY DOMINICA HC NEW DELHI: The Dominica High Court has denied bail to fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi in the case of illegal entry into the island country after his mysterious disappearance from neighbouring Antigua and Barbuda where he is staying as a citizen since 2018, local Caribbean media reported. The high court on Friday (local time) gave the ruling by concluding that Choksi was a "flight risk", did not have any ties with Dominica and the court could not impose any conditions which will stop him from leaving the country, news outlet AntiguaNewsroom said. NEW DELHI: Amid calls for lower levies on items and medicines required in Covid19 treatment, the GST Council on Saturday decided to slash rates of several Covid-relief items to 5 per cent from existing 12-18 per cent levels, although it kept the much talked-about tax rate on vaccines unchanged at 5 per cent. Addressing the media post the GST Council meet, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the council agreed to go with the recommendations of the Group of Ministers (GoM) that was single point agenda on the council on Saturday. She said that while rate of tax on various Covid relief medical items has been reduced, no change had been made in 5 per cent GST rate on vaccines but it would not impact the public as vaccination is being provided for free. Sitharaman said that Centre will be paying and receiving 75 per cent of all the tax collected on it, which will be further distributed with states. She had earlier said that exempting vaccines from GST Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on Saturday. ANI INSIDE PVT HOSPITALS USED ONLY 17.05% OF TOTAL COVID VAX IN MAY PAGE 5 would deny input tax credit on raw material and supplies that could impact its pricing. As part of Covid relief measures, the 44th meeting of the GST Council reduced GST rate on Remdesivir to 5 per cent from 12 per cent and that of medical grade oxygen to 5 per cent. The council has also reduced the rates on Amphotericin B, medicine used for black fungus and brought it to nil level exempting 5 per cent rate. The tax rate on Tocilizumab, used for treatment of Covid-19 has also been waived off. The previous tax rate was 5 per cent. The rate on anti-coagulants like Heparin has also been slashed to 5 per cent. Further, the council headed by the Finance Minister also decided that the tax rate on any other drug recommended by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Department of Pharma.