YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 28 C MIN 23 C STOP THIS MASSIVE SELL-OUT OF NATIONAL ASSETS OF THE COUNTRY OPINION Rainfall may occur. ASIAN YOUTH BOXING: VANSHAJ, PREETI, AND 4 OTHERS ENTER FINALS SPORTS Morning India Rs. 5 RANCHI FRIDAY, 27 AUGUST, 2021 PG-12, YEAR—11, ISSUE—114 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) AT A GLANCE 10 DIE AFTER CONSUMING SPURIOUS LIQUOR IN AGRA RBI APPOINTS AJAY KUMAR AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed Ajay Kumar as Executive Director (ED). An RBI statement on Thursday said that the appointment came into effect from August 20. Prior to being promoted as ED, Kumar was heading the New Delhi Regional Office of the Bank as Regional Director. Over a span of three decades, he has served in foreign exchange, banking supervision, financial inclusion, currency management and other areas in RBI, said an RBI statement. IN SYNC Women police personnel march during the passing out parade of Bihar Police Academy, in Rajgir on Thursday. UP GOVT ADOPTS INDIAN WRESTLING TILL 2032 OLYMPICS NEW DELHI: In a massive boost for the Indian wrestling, the Uttar Pradesh government has adopted the sport and is expected to pump in an investment of Rs 170 crore in infrastructure and support to the wrestlers till the 2032 Olympics, WFI President Brijbhushan Sharan Singh told PTI. The top boss of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) said that they took inspiration from the Odisha government's support to the sport of hockey. MIXED BAG ANI Blast at Kabul Airport, suicide bomber suspected KABUL: Scores of people were feared injured in a blast on Thursday outside the Kabul airport, which is thronged by crowds of desperate Afghans seeking to flee the country after the Taliban takeover. "We can confirm an explosion outside Kabul airport. Casualties are unclear at this time. We will provide additional details when we can," Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said in a tweet. The blast was said have taken outside of the one of the airport's gates where British troops are stationed to oversee the evacuation. A suicide bomber was suspected. There was no report about any British casualties, the BBC quoted a UK Defence Ministry sources as saying. The incident comes amid warnings by the western nations of a terror strike at the airport as evacuations of foreign citizens continues. India on Thursday evacuated 24 of its citizens and 11 Nepalese nationals in a military aircraft from Kabul in the backdrop of further deterioration in the security situation in the Afghan capital. People familiar with the evacuation mission said a plan was firmed up to bring back over 180 people but only 35 could be airlifted as the rest of them could not reach the Kabul airport to board the C-17 aircraft of the Indian Air Force in view of multiple check posts and other restric- tions imposed by the Taliban in the city. "Op Devi Shakti in action! @IAF_MC flight with 24 Indian and 11 Nepalese evacuees from Kabul is on its way to Delhi. #DeviShakti," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted in the morning. The people cited above said the security situation around the Kabul airport deteriorated further in the last couple of days due to which the Afghans and other people could not reach it. There has been a scramble by various countries to evacuate their citizens from Kabul before the August 31 deadline for the withdrawal of American troops from the war-ravaged country. American forces have been handling the security at the Hamid Karzai international airport in Kabul. Under its mission "Operation Devi Shakti", India has already evacuated over 800 people after Kabul was captured by the Taliban on August 15. Thousands of Afghans have been crowding around the Kabul airport for over a week, in a desperate attempt to flee the country fearing the Taliban's brutality. Several G-7 leaders requested US President Joe Biden to extend the August 31 deadline for the withdrawal of American troops. However, Biden said the US is trying to stick to the timetable. CM, top officials to meet investors today, eye investment in Jharkhand PAGE 10 SANJAY SAHAY CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 32,558,530 TOTAL DEATHS: AGRA: At least ten people died in Agra due to consumption of suspected spurious liquor. According to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) report, methyl alcohol was present in the body of four people. "10 people died due to consumption of suspected spurious liquor in Agra. Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) report of four people states the presence of methyl alcohol in their body," said Amit Gupta, Agra Divisional Commissioner. He said that samples of two more people were sent for examination. 436,396 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 214,970,834 TOTAL DEATHS: 4,481,034 RANCHI: The Department of Industries, Government of Jharkhand is hosting a twoday Investors’ Meet from Friday to showcase the Jharkhand Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy 2021 to prospective investors. Besides, the event will also seek feedback on the draft of Jharkhand Electric Vehicle Policy 2021 and give a glimpse of the electronics manufacturing cluster (EMC) at Adityapur to the interested investors. Chief Minister Hemant Soren is presiding the meet on both the days. The event is part of the effort to attract investments in the state to the tune of Rs 1,00,000 crores and generating employment opportunities for over 5,00,000 individuals with the aim of promoting Jharkhand as an industrial hub for Electric Vehicles, Electronic Manufacturing, Ethanol and other High Priority sectors as Jharkhand Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy 2021. The event will witness a roundtable meet on scope of Electric Vehicles (EV) sector in Jharkhand. This will be followed by focussed B2G meet- ings with marquee industrial houses like Tata Group, Maruti Suzuki, Dalmia Cement, Honda Cars, Hyundai Motors, SAIL and NTPC. On Saturday, the meet will start with the showcasing of the Jharkhand Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy 2021 followed by presentations on key highlights of the Electronics Manufacturing Cluster (Adityapur), the draft Jharkhand Electric Vehicle Policy 2021 and draft Jharkhand Ethanol Policy 2021. INDIA, CHINA 13TH ROUND TALKS SOON TO RESOLVE HOT SPRINGS People outside a hospital in Koderma on Thursday. Four die as lift falls down at DVC site SURESH PRASAD NIKHAR NEW DELHI: Having resolved the two major friction points in Pangong lake and Gogra heights that had emerged after the Chinese aggression last year, the 13th round of military talk between India and China is planned to be held soon as an invite from the Indian side would be soon extended to the Chinese Army. India and China have already resolved the issues related to most of the friction points that came up post May 2020 including Pangong lake. KOHLI IS PLAYING AT A LOT OF DELIVERIES HE COULD LEAVE: HUSSAIN SPORTS KODERMA: Four people including a senior official of a company died here on Thursday after a lift installed at the construction site fell down, the police said. The incident took place at the DVC Thermal Power Plant site in Koderma where a construction work of tower was underway. The accident took place at about 3:30 pm at Koderma Thermal Power Station, a 1000 MW power generating capacity plant located at Banjhedih under Jayanagar block of the district. According to the sources, all deceased were working with Shree Vijaya of Thermax Sublet company. The deceased have been identified as project head Krishna Prasad Kodali (Andhra Pradesh), project officer professor Vinod Kumar (Nagpur), engineer Karthik Sagar (Andhra Pradesh) and safety officer Naveen Kumar (Gaya, Bihar). The sources have said that in the afternoon all the officials were getting down from the lift after inspecting the under construction tower at the power plant. The height of the lift is about 90 meters, while during coming down the lift wire broke and all four came falling down. THE ACCIDENT TOOK PLACE AT ABOUT 3:30 PM AT KODERMA THERMAL POWER STATION, A 1000 MW POWER GENERATING CAPACITY PLANT LOCATED AT BANJHEDIH UNDER JAYANAGAR BLOCK OF THE DISTRICT. ACCORDING TO THE SOURCES, ALL DECEASED WERE WORKING FOR SHREE VIJAYA OF THERMAX SUBLET COMPANY. Sources told 'Morning India' that two persons died on the spot, and two officials died on the way to Sadar Hospital, Koderma. According to an information Shree Vijaya Company is doing the work of making tower in the plant. After the incident, the officials of the company concerned, DVC officials have reached Koderma Sadar Hospital. All those who died were temporarily residing at Vishanpur Road in Jhumritilaiya town and some in the plant premises. The police have also reached the spot and started an investigation into the incident. At present, a high level meeting is being held under the leadership of Chief Engineer of Koderma Thermal Power Plant Uday Kumar regarding this matter. The reasons behind the incident are being ascertained. SC gets 9 new judges, including 3 women NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday notified all names recommended by the Collegium for elevation and appointment as judges of the Supreme Court. The nine names include those of three women judges Justice Hima Kohli, Justice BV Nagarathna, Justice Bela Trivedi. According to the order of seniority, Justice Nagratna may be appointed CJI in 2027. Senior advocate and former Additional Solicitor General (ASG) P S Narasimha is elevated to the apex court bench directly from the Bar. The nine names include eight High Court judges and one advocate of the Supreme Court Bar. Earlier, government sources had said that the new elevated judges are likely to take oath on August 31. The names of these judges are Chief Justice of Karnataka AS Oka, who is the senior-most Chief Justice of all HC Chief Justices. Chief Justice of Gujarat Vikram Nath, Chief Justice of Sikkim JK Maheshwari, Telangana Chief Justice Hima Kohli, who is also the only serving woman Chief Justice of a high court. Justice Nagarathna of Kerala HC, Justice CT Ravi Kumar Judge of Madras HC, Justice MM Sundaresh, Gujarat HC judge Justice Bela M Trivedi and senior advocate PS Narasimha. The Supreme Court Collegium, comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices U U Lalit, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao, had on August 17 recommended nine names, including eight High Court judges and an advocate, for elevation to the apex court. MAKE MANDATORY 'BUMPER-TO-BUMPER' INSURANCE: HC CHENNAI: In a significant order, the Madras High Court has ruled that "bumper-to-bumper" insurance should be mandatory whenever a new vehicle is sold, from September 1. This must be in addition to covering the driver, passengers and owner of the vehicle, for a period of five years. Thereafter, the owner of the vehicle must be cautious in safeguarding the interest of driver, passengers, third parties and himself/herself, so as to avoid unnecessary liability being foisted on the owner of the vehicle, as beyond five years, as on date there is no provision to extend the bumper to bumper policy, due to its non-availability, Justice S Vaidyanathan said in a recent order. The judge was allowing a writ petition from the New India Assurance Company Limited in Avalpoondurai, challenging the orders dated December 7, 2019 of the Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal, Special District Court in Erode. The Insurance company pointed out that the insurance policy in question was only an "Act Policy", which would cover only the risk that might be confronted by a third party to the vehicle and not its occupants. The coverage for an occupant of the vehicle could be extended upon payment of additional premium by the owner of the car, the insurance company contended. The judge passed this order, which would go a long way in coming to the aid of lots of accident victims. He, however, could not come to the rescue of the claimants in this case, as the vehicle, in which their breadwinner was travelling/driving, was covered only with third-party insurance. Left with no other choice but to deprive the claimants of the accident benefits ordered by the Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal in Erode, the judge quashed the order of the Tribunal awarding a compensation of Rs 14.65 lakh to K Parvathy and three others. The judge, however, made it clear that this order will not preclude the claimants from claiming compensation for the death of the deceased from the owner of the car, as per the terms of the policy for which the car was insured. Before parting with this judgment, the judge said that it is saddening to point out that when a vehicle is sold, the purchaser/ buyer is not clearly informed about the terms of policy and its importance. Similarly, at the time of buying the vehicle, the buyer is also not interested in thoroughly understanding the terms and conditions of the policy, as he/ she is more concerned about the vehi- cle's performance and not about the policy. When a buyer is ready to pay a huge amount for purchase of a vehicle, it is really shocking as to why he/ she is not interested in spending a paltry sum to take a policy so as to safeguard himself/ herself and others. "Therefore, this court directs that whenever a new vehicle is sold after September 1, it is mandatory for coverage of bumper to bumper insurance every year, in addition to covering the driver, passengers and owner of the vehicle, for a period of five years. Thereafter, the owner of the vehicle must be cautious in safeguarding the interest of driv- er, passengers, third parties and himself/ herself, so as to avoid unnecessary liability being foisted on the owner of the vehicle, as beyond five years, as on date there is no provision to extend the bumper to bumper policy, due to its non-availability, the judge said. In view of untoward incidents like the present one on hand, the order shall be circulated by the Additional Chief Secretary, Transport department, to all the insurance companies and he must ensure that the above direction is followed scrupulously in letter and spirit without any deviation, the judge added and posted the matter on September 30 for reporting compliance.