YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 28 C MIN 23 C 30 YEARS OF LIBERALISATION: 34 DAYS THAT SHOOK INDIAN ECONOMY OPINION Rainfall may occur. WE RESPONDED BACK LIKE A CHAMPION TEAM, SAYS DRAVID SPORTS Morning India Rs. 5 RANCHI THURSDAY, 22 JULY, 2021 PG-12, YEAR—11, ISSUE—79 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) SHIVA TEMPLE IN DEOGHAR No Kanwar Yatra, no puja in Shravan month RANCHI: There will be no Kanwar Yatra, no mela and no Puja for devotees during the auspicious Shravan month for the second year in a row at the famous Shiva temple in Deoghar, Jharkhand, which is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in the country. The auspicious Shravan month is beginning from July 25. Due to the fear of the third wave of the coronavirus, the world famous Shravani Mela will not be organised at Baidyanath Dham located in the temple town of Deoghar and in Basukinath in Jarmundi block of Dumka district in Jharkhand. Santhal Pargana DIG Sudarshan Prasad Mandal chaired a virtual meeting on Wednesday with the senior police officials of Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal and asked them to take the necessary steps to prevent unnecessary crowding at these two places. He said that to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the government has directed to impose a ban on the entry of the devotees during the auspicious month of Shravan in Deoghar and Basukinath. In the meeting it was decided that awareness will be created among the people especially in the bordering states over the ban on the devotees so that the people and the administration can be saved from trouble. The DIG said that unless new orders come from the Centre or the state government, the people should avoid coming to the temples and urged the people to pay obeisance to Lord Shiva from their homes. In the meeting it was decided that inter-state check posts will be created to prevent entry into these two districts. Every year more than 35 lakh devotes offer ‘holy water’ on Shiva Linga in Shravan month, but it was banned last year and this year too due to the raging pandemic. At 3,998, Covid deaths jump over 10X in India in 24 hours India on Wednesday recorded 3,998 deaths due to Covid in just 24 hours after it logged 374 deaths. There was also 42,015 new cases -- 11,922 more than what was reported on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data. On Tuesday, India had recorded lowest fatalities in almost four months. The country has 4,07,170 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 4,18,480 deaths so far. According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 36,977 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 3,03,90,687 till date from hospitals and health centres as the virus continued to infect less than one lakh people over the last 43 days. According to the health ministry, a total of 41,54,72,455 Covid vaccine doses were administered in India, including 34,25,446 in the last 24 hours. The total number of samples tested so far has reached 44,91,93,273 on July 20 including 18,52,140 samples tested on Tuesday. MORE ON PG 5, 7 AT A GLANCE BRISBANE WINS RIGHT TO HOST 2032 OLYMPICS TOKYO: The Australian city of Brisbane won the right to host the 2032 Summer Olympics in a vote at the 138th session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) here on Wednesday, two days before the opening ceremony of Tokyo 2020. Australia has already hosted the Olympics twice, in Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000. In 2017, the IOC awarded the 2024 Games to Paris and the 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles, reports Xinhua. GOVT’S WRONG DECISIONS DURING COVID 2.0 KILLED 50L PEOPLE: RAGA NEW DELHI: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the Central government, saying that its wrong decision during the second wave of the Covid19 pandemic killed 50 lakh people. “The Truth. Government of India’s wrong decisions during Covid second wave killed 50 lakh of our sisters, brothers, mothers and fathers,” the Congress leader said in a tweet, attaching a report which claimed that nearly 50 lakh people might have died in India due to Covid-19 between Jan 2020 and June 2021. CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 31,181,493 TOTAL DEATHS: 414,657 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 191,897,948 TOTAL DEATHS: 4,116,137 People walk through a road filled with potholes after heavy rainfall at Bandra, in Mumbai on Wednesday. ANI Monsoon to remain active in state for 4 days MI NEWS SERVICE RANCHI: The entire state is likely to witness widespread rainfall till the remaining part of the week, stated the weather department. The department stated that all the districts would record 76 to 100 percent of the normal rain in the coming days. The rainfall would be fairly widespread all over the state on coming Sunday and Monday also. Saraikela -Kharsawan and the East Singhbhum districts are likely to witness thundering and increased lightning activities in the next two days. Several other districts including Garhwa, Palamu, Latehar, Chatra, Hazaribagh, Koderma, Giridih, Deoghar, Godda, Sahibganj, Pakur, Dumka, Deoghar, Jamtara, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Ramgarh, Ranchi, Khunti, West Singhbhum, Simdega and Gumla would record thundering and heavy rain at isolated places. The state capital on Wednesday registered 26 mm rainfall. The maximum temperature of Ranchi was 31.4 degrees centigrade while the minimum was 22.5 degrees centigrade. INTENSE RAIN LIKELY IN MUMBAI , IMD ISSUES YELLOW ALERT MUMBAI: Moderate to intense rain is likely in Mumbai, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday. Intense rain at isolated places is likely in Navi Mumbai and Thane, the IMD further said. Navi Mumbai and Thane have been put on Orange alert, while Mumbai has been put on Yellow alert. With the onset of the monsoon, Mumbai has been receiving incessant rains. Several parts of the city have reported waterlogging. A landslide, triggered by heavy rainfall, hit the Sunagar region of Uttarkashi district that blocked the Gangotri National Highway on Tuesday. Practice time Indian archers practice in floodlights, ahead of the Tokyo Olympics 2020, in Tokyo on Wednesday. CBSE EXTENDS LAST DATE FOR FINALISING CLASS 12 RESULT TO JULY 25 NEW DELHI: Due to time constraints and problems faced by the schools and teachers, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday extended the last date of finalising the Class 12 results to July 25. Earlier the results were scheduled to be finalised by July 22, as the results are to be announced on July 31. Dr Sanyam Bhardwaj, Controller of examination (CBSE) said that as of now, it has been observed that schools are finalising their data with full capacity. ANI Mamata calls for national front to defeat BJP at Centre KOLKATA: Sounding the bugle for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during her virtual Martyrs Day speech on Wednesday not only went for an all-out attack against the saffron party, but also indicated that the Trinamool is ready to play an important role in national politics as she urged all the political parties to forget their narrow selfinterests and unite on a single platform. A Trinamool Congress observes July 21 as Martyrs’ Day every year to remember the 13 persons who were killed at a Youth Congress rally in Kolkata in 1993. After a landslide victory in the recent Assembly elections, the Trinamool on Wednesday virtually telecast Banerjee’s speech in various platforms across the country. Reaching out to the senior opposition leaders of the country, Banerjee said, “We need to build a front and fight for a common cause. So please go and convince your leaders so that we can come together, leaving our narrow self-interests and differences behind, and fight unitedly against the BJP, as only then we can only save this country.” Warning that it will be too late if time is wasted further on other things, the Chief Minister said, “We have only one interest, which is to save the country and its people. The interest is to save the federal structure and the other states of the country. So go and convince your leaders so that we can start working on the front from now only.” Making it clear that she would like to function as a common worker in the proposed front, Banerjee said that she would go to Delhi on July 27 and stay there for three days, as she asked senior opposition leaders who were present in the virtual meeting in Delhi to organise a meeting so that the talks can start. Chinese Army enhances activity opposite Barahoti along LAC in Uttarakhand NEW DELHI: Engaged in a military stand off with India in Ladakh since last year, the Chinese Army has increased its activities along the Barahoti area in Uttarakhand along the Line of Actual Control there as a platoon of the People’s Liberation Army was seen operating recently. “Recently a platoon (around 35 troops) of the PLA were seen operating around the Barahoti area in Uttarakhand and surveyed the area around there. The Chinese have been seen doing some activity around this area after a significant gap,” sources told ANI. The Chinese troops were constantly monitored in the area during their stay there,” they said. The sources said the Indian side has also made adequate arrangements in the area. Sources said the security establishment feels that the Chinese may attempt some activity in this area but the Indian operational preparedness is high all along the cen- tral sector. Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Central Army chief Lt Gen Y Dimri have also visited the central sector boundary with China in recent times to review the situation and operational preparedness there, they said. The Chinese activity at an air base near the Barahoti area has also gone up and a large number of drones have been deployed by them there, they said. India has positioned additional troops in the central sector and many rear formations have gone ahead there, the sources said. The Indian Air Force has also activated a few air bases there including the Chinyalisaund advanced landing ground where the An-32s have been making frequent landings. The Chinook heavy-lift helicopters are also operational in that area and can carry out inter-valley troop transfers, whenever required. ‘Unknown religion’ community witnesses 217 pc decadal growth in TN Decadal growth of population in Tamil Nadu between 2001 and 2011 witnessed an alarming increase of 217.78 per cent of a community whose religion is “not stated”, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. In a written reply in the Lower House of the Parliament, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai shared data and mentioned 107 per cent growth of Buddhists community which increased to 11,186 in 2011 from 5,393 in 2001 Census conducted across the country, including Tamil Nadu. The community whose religion is not stated increased to 1,88,586 in 2011 from 59,344 in 2001 Census, the data mentions, adding Sikh community also registered 52.97 per cent growth in Tamil Nadu from 9,545 in 2001 to 14,601 in 2011. The Muslim community was on the third spot in terms of increased population in Tamil Nadu with 21.86 per cent growth from 34,70,647 in 2001 to 42,29,479 in 2011 followed by Christians (16.73 per cent) from 37,85,060 in 2001 to 44,18,331 in 2011. Hindu community registered a growth of 14.92 per cent from 5,49,85,079 in 2001 to 6,31,88,168 in 2011 was on the fifth rank in Tamil Nadu in terms of decadal population growth. The population of Jains witnessed a growth of 7.09 per cent from 83,359 in 2001 to 89,265 in 2011 while other religions were 2.23 per cent from 7,252 in 2001 to 7,414 in 2011, the data mentions. Rai’s presented the data when Representative photograph TR Paarivendhar, Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi MP from Perambalur Lok Sabha con- stituency in Tamil Nadu, queried on the second day of the Monsoon Session of Parliament. The parliamentarian asked for a detailed population breakup of Tamil Nadu as per Census 2011 mentioning “whether there is any decrease or increase of any community during the period”. Meanwhile, In a jolt to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who has been batting for caste-based census for long, the Central government has said that, as a matter of policy, it will not enumerate caste-wise population data, other than on SCs and STs. The Nitish Kumar government had passed a bill in both houses in 2019 and 2020 for castebased census which was first demanded by RJD chief Lalu Prasad during the Mahagathbandhan government in Bihar. The Nitish Kumar government managed to pass the THE COMMUNITY WHOSE RELIGION IS NOT STATED INCREASED TO 1,88,586 IN 2011 FROM 59,344 IN 2001 CENSUS, THE DATA MENTIONS, ADDING SIKH COMMUNITY ALSO REGISTERED 52.97 PER CENT GROWTH IN TAMIL NADU FROM 9,545 IN 2001 TO 14,601 IN 2011. bill twice with some amendments. Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai, has clarified during the ongoing Monsoon Session in Parliament that castebased census is not possible in the country. He also clarified that the Center will continue on separate seats for the SC and ST category. His clarification comes after a member from Odisha raised the issue during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The state’s Naveen Patnaik government has also advocated a castebased census in the country. Earlier, differences of opinion emerged between the BJP and Nitish Kumar over the issue of pollution control policy. Nitish Kumar, during his Janata Darbar on July 11, said that the new population control policy unveiled in Uttar Pradesh would not help reduce population growth in the country. This would happen only after creating awareness among women, and education is the only way to create awareness among women, he contended, adding that once they are aware of it, the population will automatically come down.