YK MYK THE IMPORTANCE OF BIHAR CM NITISH KUMAR IN BIHAR POLITICS OPINION Rs. 5 RANCHI WEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL, 2022 PG-12, YEAR—11, ISSUE—344 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) SEVERAL PUBLIC VENUES IN BEIJING CLOSED AMID COVID-19 SURGE WORLD Morning India Govt has allocated more fund to purchase power: CM MI NEWS SERVICE RANCHI: Amid the prevailing power crisis in the state the Chief Minister (CM) Hemant Soren on Tuesday announced that the state government has provided additional fund to the concerned department for purchase of power from the market. Speaking to media person at the Project Bhawan on the issue the CM said, "There is power shortage across the country. It is not available in the market as well. We have allocated additional fund for the department to purchase power. The department would take part in competitions to purchase it and alleviate the problem of the people of the state." He said that the prevailing heat wave has affected all sections of the people adding the weather has created several problems which were beyond expectation. He added no matter how prepared the government is certain unexpected developments creates crisis like situation. He stated that power CABINET APPROVES PLAN FOR INCREASING HOLDING TAXES RANCHI: The state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Tuesday approved a proposal for increasing the holding tax in Jharkhand. Sources said that the proposal of the urban development department seeks around 10 to 15 percent increase in the holding tax in urban localities of the state. It may be stated here that routine press briefing after cabinet meeting did not take place due to model code of conduct which is in force in view of the panchayat raj elections. Another proposal for building duplex buildings for 70 MLAs of the state was also approved in the meeting. The expenditure of the bunglows would be around Rs 203 crore. The state government has also allocated a sum of Rs 1690 crore for payment of tariff to the National Power Corporation Corporation and the Damodar Valley Corporation. The companies were awaiting for this sum for a long time. plants are not able to bear the load to meet the requirement of the state adding if the machines are pressed hard it could lead to technical faults thus accentuating the crisis. He mentioned that at presently the power demand is rising steeply in the night. He added that there is uncertainty regarding power situation adding sometime the units purchased by the government even go in waste. It may be stated here entire Jharkhand is witnessing power cuts for several days even as the heat wave is affecting several districts. Sakshi Dhoni, wife of former cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has also tweeted to seek reasons for the situation. 12th Standing Committee meeting of Eastern Zonal Council J’khand stresses on issue of payment of dues from coal companies MI NEWS SERVICE RANCHI: Principal Secretary, Finance Department Ajay Kumar Singh and Additional Secretary, Home Department A. Dodde presented the stand of state government in the 12th Standing Committee meeting of Eastern Zonal Council on Tuesday. On the occasion, the Principal Secretary requested that mining work is being done on Jharkhand land by CCL, BCCL, Eastern Coalfields Limited for many years, but they are not giving rent and salami of the last years to the Jharkhand government. This amount should be given to the Jharkhand government soon. He also requested to give joint control of HYDERABAD: The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) granted emergency use authorisation to Biological E's COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax for those aged 5 to 12 years, informed the pharmaceutical company on Tuesday. Corbevax is currently being administered to children in the age group of 12-14. The approval comes after the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) recommendation based on the review of interim safety and immunogenicity data of Corbevax for this age bracket. This approval comes a month after Corbevax was given the nod for children between 12 and 15 years. CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 43,062,097 TOTAL DEATHS: 522,223 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 510,269,578 TOTAL DEATHS: 6,246,343 Mayurakshi Dam water to Jharkhand and West Bengal and to give more quantity of water to Jharkhand. Along with this, a request was also made to include Jharkhand in the Joint Control Mechanism constituted regarding the control of water of Mayurakshi Dam. Prashant Kishor declines to join Cong Says it needs leadership, collective will to fix problems NEW DELHI: Poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Tuesday declined the Congress offer to join the party and evolve its poll strategy and said more than him, the party needs leadership and collective will to fix deep-rooted structural problems through transformational reforms. Kishor was asked by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to join the party and be a part of the Empowered Action Group2024 and take care of its election strategy for upcoming polls. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Kishor has declined the offer and the party appreciates his efforts and suggestions. Kishor had made a detailed presentation before top Congress leaders, which was discussed at length by senior leadership of the party, after which an offer was made to him. Within a few minutes of the Congress saying that Kishor has declined the offer, he took to Twitter and said the party needs a col- CORBEVAX COVID-19 VACCINE GETS DCGI'S NOD FOR KIDS AGED 5-12 lective will to fix deep-rooted structural problems through reforms. "I declined the generous offer of Congress to join the party as part of the EAG and take responsibility for the elections. In my humble opinion, more than me the party needs leadership and collective will to fix the deep rooted structural problems through transformational reforms," Kishor said in a tweet. Kishor was keen to join the Congress and had desired to do so without any expectations. He had also made a presentation to the party on which its top leaders deliberated upon during the last week. In the meeting, it was decided to resolve the pension related matters in collaboration with the Home Department, Government of India. At the same time, it was decided to resolve the assets and liabilities issues bilaterally with the Bihar State Industrial Development Corporation.