YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 28 C MIN 22 C OIL PRICES PLAY SPOILSPORT IN GOVT'S PLAN TO REBUILD ECONOMY OPINION Rainfall may occur. Rs. 5 RANCHI MONDAY, 12 JULY, 2021 PG-12, YEAR—11, ISSUE—69 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) MESSI FIFTH TIME LUCKY AS ARGENTINA LIFT COPA AMERICA TITLE SPORTS Morning India New rules to ensure responsible social media ecosystem: IT Minister Twitter names Vinay Prakash as Resident Grievance Officer for India All the three personnel have to be residents in India. SUSPENDED OVER 22,500 ACCOUNTS: TWITTER IN 1ST COMPLIANCE REPORT IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Priest take part in traditional rituals on the eve of historic Jagannath Yatra, in Ranchi on Sunday. 2 friends from Bihar on bike trip to Jharkhand waterfall drown KODERMA: The bodies of two youths from Bihar who drowned at the Brindaha falls in Jharkhand's Koderma district were fished out after hours of search, police said on Sunday. The bodies were found on Saturday evening from the waterfall with the help of divers, they said. Three friends from Nawada and Barh Bakhtiyarpur in Bihar had come to visit Brindaha falls AT A GLANCE PM HOLDS MEETING WITH BJP NATIONAL SECRETARIES NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with the BJP national secretaries, along with party president JP Nadda, at his official residence here on Sunday. Almost all the national secretaries of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were present at the meeting chaired by Modi. BJP general secretary (organisation) BL Santhosh was also present. Earlier in the day, Nadda chaired a meeting with the BJP national secretaries at the party headquarters here. The meeting lasted for about an hour. PG 5 CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 30,844,943 TOTAL DEATHS: 408,189 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 187,419,839 TOTAL DEATHS: 4,045,647 on a bike on Friday. After taking a bath, they were sitting on a stone near the waterfall when Siddharth Kumar slipped and started drowning. To save him, Kartik Kumar jumped into the water and also started drowning, police said. Sunny Raj also jumped to save his friends and he too started drowning but by then locals reached the spot after hearing their shouts and screams. Sunny was rescued immediately but the other two drowned, police said. The bodies could not be found, following which a team of 25 divers was brought in from Hazaribagh for a search operation, they said. After the search operation concluded, one of the divers said the bodies were trapped between the stones below the strong currents of the waterfall. "It is very deep and anyone can get trapped," the diver said. At first, the three friends planned to visit Kakolat falls in Nawada, but they were not allowed by the police to go there due to the COVIDrelated restrictions, their family said. They then searched on Google for other nearby waterfalls and got to know about Brindaha in Gajhandi, around 80 km away. CM, ministers praise Governor’s tenure SANJAY SAHAY RANCHI: Chief Minister (CM) Hemant Soren on Sunday hosted a farewell function for the outgoing Governor Droupadi Mumru at his residence. State assembly speaker Rabindra Nath Mahto and several cabinet ministers attended the function. Speaking on the occasion, the CM said that the Governor’s tenure was exemplary while pointing out that she was the head of the state for over six years, which was the longest since the formation of Jharkhand. The CM pointed out that the Governor adopted a simple approach to resolving several problems. He said that every section of society has an affinity towards her. Her method to establish direct communication with various sections of society was praiseworthy. Soren stated that the Governor united people of all classes and tried for the betterment and development of the Dalits, poor and backward people. The Speaker opined that the Governor maintained a balance between the ruling and the opposition parties. He said that she also followed the parliamentary decorum in her works. The cabinet ministers present in the function were Rameshwar Oraon, Alamgir Alam, Mithilesh Kumar Thakur, Badal Patralekh, Satyanand Bhokta and Banna Gupta. All of them extended their best wishes to the Governor. Minister Alamgir Alam stated that the Governor coordinated well with the state government, adding the people of the state would also never forget her. Thakur said that the Governor gave valuable suggestions for the uplift of the Adivasi community. He wished the best of luck to her in future after having a record tenure as Governor in Jharkhand. Bhokta said that the Governor established direct contact with the villagers. JMM supremo Shibu Soren, his wife Rupi Soren, CM’s wife Kalpana Soren and other relatives honoured the Governor’s kin with bouquets. Ranchi mayor Asha Lakra, Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh, State Election Commissioner DK Tiwari, Director General of Police Neeraj Sinha, Development Commissioner Arun Kumar Singh, additional chief secretary (ACS) KK Khandelwal, ACS L Khiyangte, ACS Shailesh Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary to the CM Rajiv Arun Ekka and several other administrative officers were present in the function. It may be noted here that the Governor would leave for her paternal home in Rairangpur in Odisha on Monday. Bandla takes off for space on board Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity 22 NEW YORK: Sirisha Bandla soared spacewards on Sunday on board VSS Unity 22 in quest to touch the heavens and become the fourth astronaut of Indian descent. The Virgin Galactic's spacecraft took off from Spaceport America in New Mexico lofted by a twin-bodied carrier aircraft, VMS Eve, that would release it at 15.5 km to fly onward into space. Astronaut 004 Bandla, accompanied by Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson and two other crewmates and two pilots, is reaching for the 100-km alti- She will be the third Indian American in space after Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Pandya Williams and the fourth person of Indian descent —the first being Rakesh Sharma, who flew on a Soviet spacecraft. tude that marks the entry into space. Before the flight, Branson signed himself dramatically as Astronaut 001 and gave the Astronaut 004 rank to Bandla. During the 90-minute space flight, Bandla is scheduled to conduct experiments designed by the government's pioneer space agency, NASA involving plants in microgravity. Bandla, the Virgin Galactic Vice President for Government Relations, is an astronautical engineer by training. She will be the third Indian American in space after Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Pandya Williams and the fourth person of Indian descent -- the first being Rakesh Sharma, who flew on a Soviet spacecraft. Another Indian Amrican, Raj Chari, is in the US astronaut programme and is scheduled to command a flight later this year. Branson's flight is a breakthrough in commercialisation of space travel by private entrepreneurs. NEW DELHI: India's Electronics and IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has reviewed the implementation of the new IT rules and said that these norms will ensure safer and responsible social media ecosystem in India. Taking to the India-made micro-blogging platform Koo, he said that he reviewed the implementation and compliance of the new guidelines along with the Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar. "Reviewed the implementation and compliance of Information Technology Rules, 2021, along with my colleague Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar Ji. These guidelines are empowering and protecting users and will ensure a safer and responsible social media ecosystem in India," he said. Just after assuming charge of the ministry, Vaishnaw on Thursday said that everyone has to follow the law of the country. The minister has taken charge of the ministry at a time when the government and the US-headquartered micro-blogging platform Twitter seemed to be at loggerheads over the new norms, with the previous IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad publicly blaming Twitter of flouting norms. The Delhi High Court on Thursday said that there is no interim protection for Twitter and the Centre is free to take any action if the micro-blogging site breaches the new IT rules. Twitter has lost the intermediary status in the country. NEW DELHI: Twitter has named Vinay Prakash as its Resident Grievance Officer for India, according to the company's website. The US-based company has been in the eye of a storm over its alleged failure to comply with the new IT rules in India, which mandates, among other requirements, the appointment of three key personnel -- chief compliance officer, nodal officer and grievance officer by social media platforms with over 50 lakh users. Micro-blogging platform Twitter filed its first grievance redressal report as required under under India's new IT norms, wherein the company said that it has suspended 22,564 accounts for "child sexual exploitation and non-consensual nudity" and "promotion of terrorism". It also said that it has acted against 133 posts over several reasons including harassment and privacy infringement. The data pertains to the period of May 26, 2021 to June 25, 2021 that included content on Twitter.