YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 29 C MIN 23 C BRINGING KIDS BACK TO ECUCATION TOUGHER THAN EXPECTED OPINION Rainfall may occur. UNION MINISTER RAMDAS ATHAWALE FAVOURS CASTE CENSUS NATION Morning India Rs. 3 KOLKATA MONDAY, 13 SEPT, 2021 PG-8, YEAR— 8, ISSUE—118 (RNI NO: WBENG / 2014 / 56803) AT A GLANCE Yogi’s image against Kolkata flyover sparks criticism VACCINATION IS THE MEDICINE TO BOOST ECONOMY: FM TUTICORIN: Holding that 73 crore people of the country's population have received their vaccination, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said vaccination was the only medicine to boost the economy as it allows people to conduct businesses regularly or farmers to carry out farming activity. "Vaccination programme has been going on smoothly in the country and so far 73 crore people have already received jabs free of charge. Today, through vaccination programme, people were able to conduct business, traders were able to procure products to run businesses, (thereby) boosting economy, or farmers were able to do farming...So, vaccination is the only medicine (to combat the virus, to boost economy)...," she said. SALINE GARGLE RT-PCR TEST TECH TRANSFERRED TO MSME MINISTRY NEW DELHI: The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has transferred the knowhow of the indigenouslydeveloped saline gargle RT-PCR technique, used for testing Covid-19 samples, to the Union Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Ministry on a non-exclusive basis, an official statement said on Sunday. SP0RTS CMYK 08 GAMES & For TV, e-paper & news visit: www.live7tv.com Morning India SPORTS KOLKATA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2021 Had visions of celebration a couple of days back: Emma Raducanu Raducanu became the first qualifier in the history of the Open Era to win a major title and the first woman to win a major title in her second Grand Slam event. By comparison, Chris Evert and Venus Williams both got to the final in their third major -- but lost. ASGHAR AFGHAN SLAMS AUSTRALIA'S PAINE FOR BOYCOTT COMMENTS DUBAI : Former Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan has slammed Australia's Test skipper Tim Paine for his comments on boycotting the matches against the Afghanistan team in the men's T20 World Cup starting from October 17 in the UAE. Afghan's post comes after Paine said on his morning breakfast show on SEN Hobart that a boycott of matches against Afghanistan in the mega event is "something that teams will discuss on the eve of that World Cup". "How a team like that can be allowed to play in an ICC-sanctioned event is going to be very, very hard to see," Paine had said on Friday. Afghanistan has been in a state of turmoil since the Taliban took over the country. There has been no clarity on the future of women's cricket in the country despite acting chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) Azizullah Fazli saying to SBS Pashto that decision on wom'n's cricket in the country will be made soon. "Mr. Paine! The Afghan National Cricket Team has the right to play not only in this World Cup but in all ICC organized tournaments/events in accordance with the rules and regulations of ICC, a'd I'm sure that our brave National Heroes will perform their best in it and showcase their elite Talents Inshallah," wrote Afghan in his Facebook post late on Saturday. The 33-year-old told Paine to not make statements that would lead to Afghanistan cricket being isolated. "As a sportsperson and professional cricketer, you know that it requires too much of hard work and dedication to reach this level of cricket. For a less privileged cricketing Nation as Afghanistan with zero infrastructure and support reaching where we are right now and playing shoulder to shoulder with top 10 countries require sheer determination, passion, and talent. Therefore, you should refrain from delivering aggressive statements which would result in isolating the Afghan Cr"cket." "Cricket is now the No#1 Sport in Afghanistan and is being followed by nearly 30 million Afghans. This shows, either you are unaware of the circumstances or talking out of contradiction; in any case, you are mistreating Afghan Cricket and all the gains we have obtained with hardship in the past decade. (Sports should be separated from politics)," concluded Afghan. Afghan is a part of A'ghanistan's squad for the men's T20 World Cup. They open their campaign against a qualifier team from Round 1 on October 25 in Sharjah. Afghanistan are in Group 2 alongside two yet-to-be-known qualifiers, 2007 champions India, 2009 champions Pakistan and New Zealand. N EW YORK : US Open women's champion, Emma Raducanu of Great Britain, said after defeating 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez of Canada 6-4, 6-3 in an all-teenage final on Sunday (IST) that she had visions that she was "hugging everyone" and "celebrating" a couple of days back. "It's an absolute dream," Raducanu said in her victory press conference. "You just have visions of yourself going up to the box, hugging everyone, celebrating. That's something that you always think of, you always work for. "I think the biggest thing that you have visions of is, for me it was just winning, the winning moment, and going to celebrate with your team in the box, trying to find your way up to the box, just seeing them after the match. That's been playing in my head, like, a couple nights. I've fallen asleep to that," the 18-year-old player who has had a perfect three weeks in New York told wtatennis.com. Raducanu first made it through three rounds of qualifying without the loss of a set and was equally composed in her main-draw debut, where she also did not drop a set in seven matches. "With each match and tournament and week, I think I've really built in terms of confidence, in terms of my game, in terms of my ball striking. Everything came together today. I think to pull off some of the shots I did in the big moments when I really needed it was just an accumulation of everything I've learnt in the past five Hockey India names 25 players for senior women's nat'l coaching camp Champions Gokulam Kerala left to rue missed chances in 2-2 draw HOCKEY JHARKHAND SELECTS 32 PLAYERS FOR CONDITIONING CAMP PC JHA RANCHI: The selection of Hockey Jharkhand Junior Men's hockey team for the 11 Hockey India National Junior Men's Hockey Championship to be held at Telangana next month was conducted today at Astroturf Hockey Stadium Simdega in which a large number of players participated.More than 400 players participated in the trial out of which 207 players were tested after all the required documents were found correct. The best 32 players were selected for the upcoming conditioning camp. Before the competition a special training camp will be organized for them and 18 players will be selected and given an opportunity to play in the junior national competition for Hockey Jharkhand. Budding players from Simdega, Gumla, Ranchi, Khunti, Lohardaga, Ramgarh, Hazaribagh, Koderma, West Singhbhum East, Singhbhum, Seraikela Kharsawan, Palamu, Latehar district participated in today's selection trial. To make today's selection trial a success Manoj Konbegi, Vice President of Hockey Jharkhand cum President of Hockey Simdega, Dashrath Mahto, Pankhara Siyus Toppo, Sunil Tirkey Pratima Barwa, Kamleshwar Manjhi Ved Prakash Bhokta, Basant Ba Anu Rahul Meenj Tarini Kumari, Vinod Kullu, Qubool Bengra, Karishma family, Alexius Lakra were the main ones. In today's selection trial Simdega SDPO Davit Dodray who was himself a hockey player also appeared in the field and encouraged the players. He told the players that this is a very good opportunity for you that Jharkhand team's trial to be held in your district. You have not had to go here and there, but take advantage of it. Sports have a lot of importance in today's era. Sports are such a platform that gives you fame all over the world, apart from that people are treated with respect. You become a good player as well as a good citizen. You are the source of inspiration for the youth, so you should also explain to the youth who are going in the wrong line. KALYANI : Defending Champion Gokulam Keralas opening game of the 130th Durand Cup football championship ended in a 2-2 draw against Army Red Football Team here on Sunday. The Malabarians started on a positive note, courtesy a spectacular goal from long-range by Ghanaian Rahim Osumanu in 9th minute. But they failed to capitalize in the later stages and had to settle for a draw.. It was a windy day at Kalyani and both teams had started well. Gokulam secured the lead in the 9th minute as Osumanu scored a stunner. However, a major turning point came as Gokulam Kerala FC's goalkeeper Rakshit Dagar collided with Army Red's Mukesh Kumar. It was ugly and Ajmal PA had to take R'kshit's place. The momentum of the game changed after that as Jain P quickly weeks," said Raducanu. The 18-year-old dropped her racquet and fell to the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium the moment she hit the winnign shot and hands over her face, she sobbed, trying to fathom what had just been achieved. Raducanu became the first qualifier in the history of the Open Era to win a major title and the first woman to win a major title in her second Grand Slam event. By comparison, Chris Evert and Venus Williams both got to the final in their third major -but lost. Raducanu was ranked No.150 among WTA players coming in and followinf the US Open triumph, she'll be an amazing No.23. "I think what I did very well this tournament was press in the moments that I really needed to. I guess that's why I didn't drop a set on paper, even though all of the matches were extremely challenging," she said. Looking back on the ace that won her trophy, Raducanu said, "I don't think I made one serve that wide in the whole match, to be honest. I was like, 'If I'm going to make it, this is going to be the time.' I literally drove my legs up to that ball toss like never scored the equalizer for the regimental side. Minutes before half time, Bikash Thapa scored the second goal for Army Red and they had the all-important lead going into the second half. Gokulam played an attacking game in the second half and even had a brilliant opportunity to score when their captain Sharif ' Mohammad's shot missed the target by a small margin and went over the crossbar onto the nets. He made up for it though later, courtesy a penalty. The Malabarians had several close chances in the final quarter but failed to convert any and would be the more disappointing side for sure. Their next game is against Hyderabad FC who are in red hot form. Army Red Football Team still leads Group D with four points. NEW DELHI : After a memorable outing in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 where the Indian women's hockey team secured a historic fourth place, Hockey India has called up 25 players for the senior women's national coaching camp scheduled to begin in SAI, Bengaluru on September 13. The core group which also includes the 16 players who were part of the Indian contingent at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will report on Sunday, for the national camp which will conclude on October 20, Hockey India release stated. The core probable group includes Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Deep Grace Ekka, Reena Khokhar, Gurjit Kaur, Nisha, Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Neha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Namita Toppo, Rani, Vandana Katariya, Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Udita who were part of the Indian Team at Tokyo Olympics. Experienced players Lilima Minz, Rashmita Minz, Jyoti, Rajwinder Kaur and Manpreet Kaur too have received a call-up for the camp along with Gagandeep Kaur, Mariana Kujur, Suman Devi Thoudam and Mahima Choudhary who have been moved to the senior core group from the junior ranks. Meanwhile, Salima Tete, Lalremsiami and Sharmila who were part of the Olympic squad will join the junior Indian women's team's ongoing national coaching camp at the same campus in SAI, Bengaluru. Bichu Devi Kharibam who was also part of the Olympic Core group will now join the junior national camp. Fifth Test abandoned, forfeited, or postponed? ECB seeks clarity from ICC,say reports NEW DELHI : "A few years back the nation wanted to know 'Why did Katappa kill Bahubali?' And now in 2021 another question arises What hap- pened 'o the Manchester Test?" joked a former BCCI official when asked about his reaction to the confusion over whether the India and England final Test was abandoned, forfeited or postponed? To date, no exact details of the series or the final Test have been given either by the Indian cricket board (BCCI) or the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). However, there is a lot of speculation since then. And the latest one is that the ECB has now written to the world cricket governing body, ICC, to decide the fate of the cancelled fifth Test at Old Trafford; further indicating that the two cricket boards are far from settling the issue.The series-deciding Manchester encounter was called off after a Covid19 outbreak in the Indian camp; forcing its senior players to express their apprehensions to both the BCCI and ECB on going ahead with the match. A former BCCI official on condition of anonymity told IANS that it seems both the boards came to the conclusion to""cancel" the match in a lackadaisical manner. before. I landed it. Just disbelief, trying to take everything in, all the moment." On the match, Raducanu said, "I knew that I'd have to dig deep. We got through it, I think just staying in the moment, focusing on what I had to do and my process and the mindset really helped in those tough times." Radacanu had reached the fourth round at Wimbledon but had to retire when she had difficulty breathing. In just over two months, she has mastered her nerves, and navigated a tough path by winning three qualifying matches and seven in the main draw. Her opponents included Shelby Rogers -- who had just upset world No.1 Ashleigh Barty of Australia -Olympic gold medallist Belinda Bencic of Switzerland and Maria Sakkari of Greece in the semifinals. Raducanu said she was just trying to embrace the moment and let the feeling sink in. "I have no idea what I'm doing tomorrow. I'm just really trying to embrace the moment, really take it all in. I definitely think it's the time to just switch off from any future thoughts or any plans, any schedule. I've got absolutely no clue. Right now, no care in the world, I'm just loving life." My Cup, My World! Emma Raducanu after winning the women’s singles final at the US Open in New York on Saturday. Bhupendra Patel to take oath as Gujarat CM today GANDHINAGAR: Bhupendra Patel is set to take oath as the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat at 2.20 pm on Monday, sources said today. "New Cabinet will be announced later," according to sources. Earlier today state BJP president CR Patil said that Patel will take oath as the new chief minister of Gujarat tomorrow. "Gujarat Chief Ministerelect Bhupendra Patel will take oath tomorrow. No one else will take oath along with him as the name of Deputy Chief Minister is not decided yet," said Patil. The state BJP chief said that details about the new cabinet will be finalised later. Patel met Governor Acharya Devvrat at Raj resumption of the IPL 2021. "Yes, we have arranged a charter flight for Virat and Siraj, both of them will be flying out at 11:30 PM UK time on Saturday and they will reach Dubai early Sunday morning. The safe transit of players is the utmost priority for RCB. They will undergo 6-day quarantine there before joining the team bubble," the source had said. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has informed all franchises that every player coming in from the UK will have to undergo six days of hard quarantine before they can join the existing team bubbles in UAE for the resumption of the 2021 edition of the IPL. Dasun Shanaka to lead 15-member Sri Lankan squad to T20 World Cup COLOMBO: Dasun Shanaka will lead a 15-member Sri Lankan squad for the upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 to be held in the UAE and Oman in October-November this year. Sri Lanka will begin their campaign on October 18 against Namibia in Abu Dhabi in Group A of the First Round, where they have also drawn Ireland and the Netherlands. The only major omissions from the squad were Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka, who were banned for a year for breaking the Covid-19 protocols on their tour of England in July. With Kusal Perera's return after an injury, Minod Bhanuka, who was keeping the wickets in Perera's absence, also misses out. Off-spinner Maheesh Theekshana, 21, who made his T20I debut in the first match against South Africa and dismissed Heinrich Klaasen, has been included. The youngster was also impressive in his ODI debut earlier this week, picking up a four-wicket haul. The other spinners making the squad are left-armer Praveen Jayawickrema, who made his international debut earlier this year, and Wanindu Hasaranga. Jayawickrema is the only uncapped member in the squad but has been included on the basis of his terrific performances in other formats. He had an excellent Test debut against Bangladesh in April, picking up 11 wickets in the match. He also has played five ODIs so far and picked up five wickets. The fast bowling department will be led by Dushmantha Chameera along with veteran seamer Nuwan Pradeep and all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne. They have also named four reserves, who will travel with the squad as injury cover -- Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando, Akila Dananjaya and Pulina Tharanga. Squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya De Silva, Kusal Janith Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kamindu Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Praveen Jayawickrema, Lahiru Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshana. Reserves: Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando, Akila Dananjaya, Pulina Tharanga. PAGE 8 CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 33,240,894 442,794 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 225,257,761 TOTAL DEATHS: 4,641,349 Bhavan in Gandhinagar earlier in the day to stake claim to the top post in the state. Vijay Rupani, who stepped down as chief minister of Gujarat on Saturday accompanied Patel along with a delegation of BJP leaders to Raj Bhavan. Patel was elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party after a meeting in the state capital Gandhinagar today. The Chief Minister-elect of Gujarat in his first media address after being nominated by the party today expressed gratitude towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president JP Nadda and his predecessor Vijay Rupani for reposing faith in him, and said he would take the development journey of the state forward. "First of all, I want to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi, JP Nadda and Amit Shah from the bottom of my heart. I also want to thank all the leaders of Gujarat BJP including CR Patil and the team of Vijay Rupani," Patel said. "The faith that party showed me, I will not let it break. I will take forward the incomplete development work in the state. We will move forward by keeping the organisation along," he added. A protege of former chief minister Anandiben Patel, Bhupendra Patel is MLA from the Ghatlodia seat, which was previously held by her. Patel a first-time MLA had won his seat by a margin of 117,000 votes in 2017, the largest margin in that poll defeating Congress candidate Shashikant Patel. He has previously served as chairman of the Standing Committee of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. KOLKATA: In a major embarrassment, a full-page advertisement carried in a national English daily showcasing the industrialisation and development of Uttar Pradesh under UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth featured a photograph of Kolkata's Maa flyover. The advertisement drew sharp criticism from several top ministers and leaders of the Trinamool Congress accusing Adityanath of "stealing images from infrastructure scenes in Bengal". The English daily, later, owned the responsibility of the fault. "Transforming UP for @myogiadityanath means stealing images from infrastructure seen in Bengal under @MamataOfficial's leadership and using them as his own! Looks like the 'DOUBLE ENGINE MODEL' has MISERABLY FAILED in BJP's strongest state and now stands EXPOSED for all!," TMC general secretary Abhishek Banerjee tweeted. The tweet was immediately followed by Mukul Roy who has recently joined TMC from BJP. "Mr @narendramodi is so helpless to save his party that other than changing CMs, he has also had to resort to using pictures of growth & infrastructure seen under @MamataOfficial's leadership, as his own," Roy retweeted. There were several others including State Transport Minister Firhad Hakim, Commerce and industry minister Partha Chatterjee and MP Mahua Moitra who joined the chorus. "Previously, BJP used photos from failures of law & order of their states to spread misinformation about West Bengal. Now they use photos of the flyover built under the leadership of #MamataBanerjee and under the chairmanship of KMDA to advertise for the 'development' in UP," Hakim said. "Thuggy Yogi in his UP ads with Kolkata's MAA flyover, our JW Marriott & our iconic yellow taxis! Change your soul or at least your ad agency Gudduji!.... P.S. Looking forward to FIRs against me in Noida now," Moitra wrote. "When even Ajay Bisht can't help himself but use pictures of #BengalModel for his own publicity... Slow claps!" Chatterjee tweeted. The advertisement "Transforming Uttar Pradesh Under Yogi Adityanath" carried on Sunday in an English language publication has a cut-out of Mr Adityanath with a flyover that resembles Kolkata's "Maa flyover" that MI NEWS SERVICE LUCKNOW: The Trinamool Congress is looking towards an alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, due early next year. A decision on this is expected to be taken by the leaders of both the parties in the coming weeks. The Trinamool has already launched its mass contact programme in Uttar Pradesh from Pilibhit where farmers had staged a protest on the issue of cane dues. At least two districts in each of the 18 divisions will be covered to gauge the mood of the people and their expectations. Trinamool state president Neeraj Rai said, "We will tell the people about the policies implemented by us in West Bengal and will seek public feedback on the welfare policies of the state government. We will prepare the manifesto of the Trinamool Congress based on the expec- tations of the people." He said the Trinamool was focusing on building a strong organisational structure and cadre base in Uttar Pradesh. "The party has added 100 committed members in more than 30 districts through the membership drive launched in May. The party leadership wants a strong unit in UP with a committed workforce ahead of the 2024 General Elections. Wherever we go, people want to know how we defeated the BJP in West Bengal," he added. Sources in the Samajwadi Party said that the alliance with Trinamool could materialise since Akhilesh Yadav shares a warm rapport with West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Chief Mamata Banerjee. "Besides, she is now an opposition mascot who crushed communal forces in her state against all odds. Her campaign in UP will certainly boost the opposition in general," said a SP spokesman. connects the central part of the city with Salt Lake and Rajarhat located in the northeastern fringes of the city. The image also has Kolkata's iconic yellow taxi and a high rise that resembles a five-star hotel in the city next to the Maa Flyover. The English daily, however, later in the day ran a statement admitting that the fault lies with the marketing and advertorial team of the newspapers. The statement said, "A wrong image was inadvertently included in the cover collage of the advertorial on Uttar Pradesh produced by the marketing department of the newspaper. The error is deeply regretted and the image has been removed in all digital editions of the paper". CJI CALLS ON YOUTH TO FOLLOW VIVEKANANDA’S IDEALS Mamata eyes alliance with SP in UP polls IPL 2021: Kohli, Siraj arrive in Dubai, to undergo six-day quarantine DUBAI [UAE]: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Mohammed Siraj arrived in Dubai on Sunday ahead of the resumption of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. The duo will now undergo sixday mandatory quarantine and then they both will join the team bubble in Dubai. "The news you've all been waiting for: King Kohli and Miyan Magic have joined the team in Dubai," the official handle of RCB tweeted on Sunday. Earlier, ANI had reported that RCB would be arranging a charter flight to get Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj into Dubai on Sunday morning, ahead of the CMYK TOTAL DEATHS: MI NEWS SERVICE MI NEWS SERVICE AIDSO and AIMSS activists take part in a protest rally over the brutal rape of a woman at Mumbai's Sakinaka area, in Kolkata on Sunday Lord Ganesha's idol of Lake Kalibari in South Kolkata is being prepared for immersion on Sunday HYDERABAD: Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana called for instilling the ideals of Swami Vivekananda in the country's youth. Participating in the 22nd Foundation Day Celebration of Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, on Sunday, the Chief Justice said Swami Vivekananda advocated the concept of secularism in India. "He firmly believed that the true essence of religion was the common good, and tolerance. Religion should be above superstitions and rigidities. To fulfill the dream of making India resurgent through the principles of common good and tolerance, we should instill the ideals of Swami Ji in today's youth," the Chief Justice stated in his virtual address from Delhi. The Chief Justice recalled the sacrifices of the youth during the freedom movement. He opined that youth have the ability to oppose injustice. "The democratic rights that we take today for granted are a result of the struggles of thousands of young people who took to the streets fighting authoritarian figures either during the Freedom Struggle or the dark days of Emergency. Many lost their lives, sacrificed lucrative careers, all for the greater good of the nation and society. Trust the youth to check the deviations in a society's journey towards peace and progress." SECURITY FORCES TO HAVE TRAINING MODULE ON TALIBAN NEW DELHI: Border forces and armed police units deployed in the counter-terrorism grid have been directed by the central security establishment to prepare and administer a new training module on the Taliban and its modus operandi to the troops in view of the "emerging" scenario following the Islamic militia taking over Afghanistan. Stating that the fall of Kabul to the Taliban last month may have a "serious bearing" on the security situation in India, the ground forces and their intelligence setup have been asked to update both their strategy, tactics and combat syllabus on the new "geo-political situation in central and south Asia and its grave security implication on India's borders and the hinterland." The directive issued by the security establishment a few days back also envisages a scenario where infiltration from across the border from Pakistan on India's west and illegal entry of terrorist operatives from open fronts in the east may increase including that by foreign terrorist fighters. Officials in the central security forces and intelligence wings acknowledged the new developments that have taken place in the neighbourhood after the Taliban swiftly took over almost all provinces of Afghanistan last month following the US military retreating from their 20-year war in that country launched after the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001 in their country. A senior officer told PTI that the existing training module of border guarding forces like the BSF and SSB, state police units and those involved in counterterrorist duties like the CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police have an existing title "changing dynamics of border management". "This included information on the Taliban as well but it was not updated. That is being added through open-source authentic information and others available in a classified manner to us and the focus is the developments of the last twenty years that took place in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks," the officer said. A full-fledged training, intelli- gence and combat module on Taliban, its leadership and their modus operandi is being prepared apart from specific case studies that have taken place in that country and the region, he said. The directives have been forwarded to the central and state police forces which have multiple levels of training centres and academies to train their personnel and officers during induction and while in service. "It is very important for the last man standing at the border, a checkpost or under a police jurisdiction to know about the Taliban's history and linked activities and strategies. "Senior and top commanders of the security forces may know most of the things about Afghanistan and Taliban situation but they draw their operational strength from the troops or the constable standing on the ground. They need to be informed well," another senior officer working in the training management division of a paramilitary force said. At least one such session has been conducted in two central forces post the issuance of the new directives while a webinar for all these forces is being planned in a combined manner to be held later this month, a Union home ministry official said.