YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 29 C MIN 23 C ALLAHABAD HC REMARKS SET TO REIGNITE ACRIMONY ON SECULARISM OPINION Rainfall may occur. Rs. 5 RANCHI SUNDAY, 5 SEPT, 2021 PG-12, YEAR—11, ISSUE—123 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) CANADIAN TEEN FERNANDEZ ENDS OSAKA'S US OPEN TITLE DEFENCE SPORTS Morning India Centre signs ‘Karbi Anglong Agreement’ GRAND INNINGS Rohit Sharma slams his bat after completing his 1st overseas century during the 3rd day of the Fourth Test match between England and India at The Oval, in London on Saturday. ANI Pramod wins historic badminton gold in Paralympics, Manoj claims bronze TOKYO: Reigning world champion Pramod Bhagat on Saturday claimed a historic gold medal in men''s singles SL3 class while Manoj Sarkar bagged the bronze as India stamped their prowess at the Tokyo Paralympics here. Bhagat beat Great Britain''s Daniel Bethell in the summit clash while Sarkar defeated Japan''s Daisuke Fujihara in the third place play-off, with both the Indians winning in straight games. In SL3 classification, athletes with lower limb impairment are allowed to compete. With badminton making its debut at the Paralympics this year, Bhagat, the current world No. 1, thus became the first Indian to win a gold medal in the sport. The top seeded Indian, also an Asian champion, showed great mental forti- SUNDAY SPECIAL (L-R) Silver medallist Daniel Bethell of Great Britain, gold medallist Pramod Bhagat of India and bronze medallist Manoj Sarkar of India. tude as he prevailed 21-14 21-17 over second seeded Bethell in a thrilling final that lasted 45 minutes at the Yoyogi National Stadium. The 33-year-old from Bhubaneswar also remains in contention for a bronze medal in mixed doubles SL3SU5 class. Bhagat and his partner Palak Kohli will square off against Japanese pair of Daisuke Fujihara and Akiko Sugino in the bronze medal play off on Sunday. They had lost the semifinals 3-21 15-21 to Indonesian combination of Hary Susanto and Leani Ratri Oktila earlier in the day. Bhagat, who had contracted polio when he was 4 years old, picked up the sports after watching his neighbours play. Initially, he competed against able-bodied players before getting into competitive para badminton in 2006. He eventually emerged as one of the best para shuttlers in the country with 45 international medals under his belt, including four world championship gold medals and a gold and a bronze in 2018 Asian Para Games. He also had started his career as a badminton coach but took a break in 2019 to focus on Tokyo Paralympics qualification. MORE ON SPORTS PG New industrial policy will promote multiple sectors: CM SANJAY SAHAY PAGE 10 CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 32,980,467 TOTAL DEATHS: 440,461 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 220,888,083 TOTAL DEATHS: 4,571,309 EC ANNOUNCES CRUCIAL BYPOLL FOR MAMATA ON SEP 30 KOLKATA: The ECI announced the date for the bye-elections in Bhabanipur and elections in two other assembly constituencies on Saturday. The elections in these three constituencies will be held on Septr 30 and counting will be held on October 3. RANCHI: Jharkhand Chief Minister (CM) Hemant Soren on Saturday stated that Jharkhand’s new industrial policy is expected to go beyond promoting steel and mining sectors and touch others including agriculture and tourism. The CM was taking part online in ICC MSME Business Meet held at a hotel in Ranchi. He stated that focus is on generating more employment and bringing investment in the state. The function aimed to bring all sectors of micro small and medium enterprises (MSME) on one platform to discuss opportunities and challenges. The CM mentioned that need of the hour is to make proper use of natural resources available in the state. He added that in order to make full utilization of resources, awareness along with skill development and technology upgradation were needed. Soren stated that through the development programmes and schemes the state government is aiming to uplift the SC/ST communities in the state. Former IAS and currently state election commissioner NN Pandey said that soon Jharkhand would become the steel hub of the country and the MSME sector would be highly benefitted from the industrial growth. Chairman cum managing director MECON Atul Bhatt stated that Atmanirbhar Bharat was a unique initiative taken by the Government of India to encourage domestic production. He said that such initiative would help the MSME grow and generate employment. Director technical Central Coalfields Limited Bhola Singh stated that lack of quality in MSME products is the biggest challenge adding reverse technology and handholding is the need of the hour. Senior general manager Hindalco Industries Basudeo Gangopadhyay said that growth of steel and mining sectors in Jharkhand would help the MSME sector. He said the launch of new mineral policy would also encourage the MSME sector. Deputy general manager SBI Nand Kishore Singh opined that financial literacy of the MSME sector was the need of the hour. Joint director MSME –development institute Government of India SK Sahoo discussed various schemes and policies including the cluster development approach started by the central government to promote MSME. Chairman ICC state council Avijit Ghosh said that ICC was organising this function to discuss opportunities and challenges of the sector. The co-chairman Rakesh Ranjan Verma stated that the ICC aims to make efforts for providing handholding support to the MSME and create a positive and cordial eco-system. Director ICC Madhuparna Bhowmick highlighted the efforts taken by government to benefit the MSME. NEW DELHI: The Central government on Saturday signed a tripartite "Karbi Anglong Agreement" with a group of representatives of Karbi outfits here in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. A delegation of six Karbi group members that signed the agreement includes Karbi Longri North Cachar Hills Liberation Front, People's Democratic Council of Karbi Longri, United People's Liberations Army, Karbi People's Liberation Tigers (Ceasefire), Karbi People's Liberation Tigers (R), and Karbi People's Liberation Tigers (M). Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla welcomed the Karbi group members before the agreement was signed, lauding them to come back in the mainstream to ensure law and order and peace in Assam. Chief Executive Member KAAC felicitated the Home Minister with a gift and expressed happiness over the signing of the agreement. Former Assam Chief Minister and present Union Cabinet Minister Sarbananda Sonowal congratulated Union Home Minister calling the agreement a "historic" move Chief Executive Member of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) Tuliram Ronghang felicitates Union Home Minister Amit Shah being during the signing event of 'Karbi Peace Accord', in New Delhi on Saturday. ANI by the Centre, wishing the Karbi groups to adopt mainstream to maintain peace in Assam. Noting Assam agitation, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said there was a historical moment in 2019 when Bodoland Accord was signed. "Now lower Assam has been turned into a peaceful area. Now we are going to sign an agreement with the Karbi Anglong group which is also a historic moment." He ensured that the Assam government will take each and every possible step to make it a successful agreement, expecting "the accord will help in great support to the state". The accord was signed at the North Block office of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). MORE ON PG 7 GOVT REVISES NLEM: SLASHES PRICES OF 39 COMMON DRUGS NEW DELHI: Revising the 'National List of Essential Medicines' (NLEM), the central govenrment has slashed the prices of 39 commonly used drugs. The prices were slashed for the anticancer, anti-diabetes, antiviral, antibacterial, antiretroviral, anti-TB drugs, and also for some that are used in Covid treatment. The experts working on the NLEM list have deleted 16 odd drugs from the list. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has been working for a long time to extend price control on medicines. The commonly used drugs, which were brought under the price cap includes Teneligliptin -- an anti diabetes drug, popular anti-TB drugs, Ivermectin -- used in Covid treatment, Rotavirus vaccine, among others. The government had begun an exercise for the revision of the NLEM.